This Old Book for Columbus Day

Published in 1828 in New York City, our Old Book this week is Washington Irving’s The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, in honor of Columbus Day this coming Monday, Oct. 12th. The following excerpts describe not only Christopher Columbus’s exploits and personality, but also contain chapters on the Italian explorer for whom North and South America are named after, Amerigo Vespucci.


This Old Book appears on this blog every Wednesday morning.

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