Carte-de-visite of a lifelike engraving, showing Prescott seated at a table, writing in a ledger or notebook, looking off towards the left-hand side of the picture. Double ruled gilt border. Imprint of J. Gurney & Son, Photographic Artists, 707 Broadway, N.Y. on the verso and with their abbreviate imprint repeated on the mount. Two small faint spots, very lightly faded, but near-fine to fine overall. William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859); American historian, author of History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic (3 vols., 1838), The Conquest of Mexico (1843) and The Conquest of Peru (1847). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Carte-de-visite of a lifelike engraving.
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