London: Granta Books, 2001, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Further reading list; Maps; List of sources;
From the cover: The Shogun of Japan is cracking down on the samurai, and is obsessed with cruelty to dogs (he is known to history as the Dog Shogun). A very young Peter the Great is just about to launch his coup detat and transform Russia.
In France, the Sun King rules over a court of unprecedented splendour and ceremonial formality. A Spanish viceroy is leaving Mexico for home, lauded in a baroque poem by Sor Juana, the greatest female poet of Latin America, a nun who may be the lover of the viceroys wife.
In the Sonora desert of North America, a Jesuit priest and his tribe of Pima Indian converts are cultivating t…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans faintly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 330 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.