History of the Conquest of Mexico with Preliminary View of the Ancient
Mexican Civilization and the Life of the Conquerer, Hernando Cortez;
History of the Conquest of Peru with Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas; two volumes.
History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, The Catholic; three volumes.
History of the Reign of Emporer Charles the Fifth; three volumes.
History of the Reign of Philip the Second King of Spain; three volumes.
Biographical and Critical Miscellanies; one volume
Fifteen volumes. Octavo, Uniformly bound gilt-decorated spine, six panels, marbled covers and endpapers, illustrated with engraved frontispiece plates, as well as several folding maps, additional plates and facsimiles.
"History for Prescott was primarily a form of polite literature, written quite as much for the entertainment as for the instruction of his readers; it was, therefore, in the recounting of stirring events and thrilling scenes that he took pleasure and excelled." His works today remain standard authorities and reflect "the scrupulous care and integrity with which he used his materials, and the pains he took to find the exact truth" (DAB VIII, 199). "As a writer, Mr. Prescott occupies a distinguished place in the first rank of English historians. His fidelity and industry-- qualities which form the foundation of historical merit-- are universally acknowledged" (Allibone, 1674).