Mexico City [for the members of The Limited Editions Club]: Imprenta Nuevo Mundo, 1957. Item #03667
With Numerous Colored Illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson
PRESCOTT, William Hickling. History of the Conquest of Peru. With an introduction by Samuel Eliot Morison and illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson. Mexico City [for the members of The Limited Editions Club]: Imprenta Nuevo Mundo [Harry Block], 1957.
Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Harry Block (the printer) and Everett Gee Jackson, this being no. 312.
Folio (12 7/16 x 8 1/2 inches; 317 x 215 mm.). 290 pp. Numerous colored illustrations throughout the text.
Publisher's full hand-marbled Mexican sheepskin, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt, two red morocco labels lettered in gilt. Housed in the original red cardboard slipcase with white label on spine lettered in black. A near fine copy.
William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian.
Everett Gee Jackson (1900-1995) grew up in the rural east Texas town of Mexia. He learned to paint in the impressionist style at the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1923. That same year Jackson traveled to Mexico with fellow artist and friend Lowell Houser, moving from Guadalajara to Guanajuato to Oaxaca to Mexico City. After returning to the United States, Jackson settled in San Diego and began working at the Art department at San Diego State College, where eventually he became department chair in addition to being recognized as one of San Diego's most important artists. The campus graduate student art gallery bears his name, and one of his best known works, Serra Museum Tower, San Diego, hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Limited Editions Club Bibliography, 275.