MARKHAM, Clements. The Incas of Peru. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1901.
8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 443, [4, advertisements], frontispiece with tissue guard, plates after photographs, large fold-out map printed in four colours; minimal rubbing to edges, map with one repaired trar, a little spotted in places only, a good copy of a very rare work.
First edition. 'In 1852 he set off for Peru, with advice from W. H. Prescott as to how he might proceed there. He spent 1852–3 in Peru, exploring Inca sites and reading manuscripts in preparation for his Cuzco … and Lima (1856), a work of history, geography, and archaeology. His translation from the Quechua of the Inca drama Ollanta appeared in 1871, and a freer translation in his Incas of Peru (1910). He retained his interest in Peru and the Incas throughout his life.