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New York:Taintor Brothers, Merrill and Co. 1883. Illustrated. x+298pp. Hardcover. Brown boards lightly shelfworn and soiled with bottom spine end bumped and top edge lightly nibbled. Gilt on spine still bright. Internally, end pages are lightly age-toned/foxed with a small tear to the top edge of the first free end-page and an occasional bit of foxing scattered throughout. Title page has a small tear from the bottom up, about an inch, where it attaches to the frontispiece. Overall, a very good, clean copy.
Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri. 1950. Softcover. 165pp. From a personal library with name stamps (including embossed stamp to title page) and a decorative bookplate. Very Good condition. Some handling wear, grime, and age toning to the covers. Some pencilled bookseller markings to corner of ffep. Otherwise contents are clean and bright. Binding is square and tight. Overall a very nice copy. The author held government posts during the period and provides his observations on the Fall of Herrera, Revolution and Government of Paredes, Santa Anna Assumes Power, Civil War in Mexico City, and The Mexican War Draws to a Close. (cfm)
New York; Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. xxviii+427+viii pp. Deckled page edges. Heavily illustrated, including fold out map and "album of photographs". Good condition. Red cloth boards with black spine show moderate shelfwear, some soiling, and sun fading. Owner name stamped to front pastedown. There are eight color illustrations on glossy paper which have foxing which also affects facing pages. Otherwise clean and unmarked, square and securely bound. This book details varied aspects of the life, art, traditions, archaeology and history of the complex Isthmus of Tehuantepec. (cfm)
Chicago:University of Chicago Press. (1975). xvi+229pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good clean copy, inside and out, with a very good, slightly edge worn and sun-faded dust jacket. *"In this broadly conceived overview, Peggy K. Liss provides the first comprehensive study of the origins of a separate Mexican identity within the Spanish empire in the first half of the sixteenth century. Her work is at once a fresh narrative history of the first generation after the Spanish conquest and an examination of the formative years of Mexican society."...dj
New York: The Viking Press. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover with jacket. xv+211pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good condition in Good jacket. Unclipped jacket has moderate wear, grime, and small dampstain on rear; chips along the edges and sun darkening of spine. Book is clean and unmarked, square and securely bound. "In this book Mexico is presented as an experiment in education and for the first time a clear and coherent story emerges". A look at education in Mexico fifteen years after post-revolution initiatives were put in place. (cfm)
NEW TRAILS IN MEXICO. An Account of One Year's Exploration in North-Western Sonora, Mexico and South Western Arizona 1909-1910
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1912. 1st edition. xxv+411pp. Illustrate, including 2 color plates and 2 maps in rear pocket. Hardcover. Brown boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear to edges and spine ends. Gilt on front cover bright, but dulled on spine strip. Top edges gilt. Internally end-pages lightly age toned with an old bookseller ticket to 1st free end-page and a previous owners name stamped to 1st free end-page, as well as half title and verso of frontispiece. The third appendix (398/9) is uncut but someone did attempt it with some tears to margins as a result. Pages in the index have creasing to edges as if once turned. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The maps in the rear board are both in very good condition but with some age toning to the outside as if while folded were laid in the sun, one on top of the other. Overall, near very good condtion.
Mexico City: I. Epstein. 1892. Hardcover, no jacket. 427pp. Undersized, 4"x5.5". Illustrated with two oversized foldout maps, both present. Red page edges. Ex-lib (American Antiquarian Society) with small card glued to front pastedown and extending slightly above the cover, and with an embossed stamp to title page. Inscribed without signature by the author. In Very Good condition. Covers and spine show very light wear. Both hinges are cracked. The two foldout maps are in near fine condition with a bit of age darkening. The contents are clean, unmarked and unfoxed. The binding is square and, other than the loose hinges, very secure. Part almanac and part travel guide, this volume presents a view into late 19th century Mexico City, "with excursions to Toluca, Pachuca, Puebla, Cuernavaca, etc.". (cfm)
London: Keegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co..1902. Hardover, no jacket. 86pp. Illustrated with b/w photos/drawings. Top edge gilt. Gray cloth covers with gilt titling. Ex-library (American Antiquarian Society) with small card glued to front pastedown (extending above cover edge) and embossed stamp to title page. Good+ conditon. The covers are somewhat grimy with a small red stain on the cover. There is an inked inscription to ffep, and small pencilled library notations on endpapers. Decorative bookplate to front pastedown. Small closed tear to tissue protecting frontis. Some minor paper damage (stuck pages) affecting margins of 15 or so pages. Faint age spots to pastedowns and facing endpapers. The pages are otherwise clean and unfoxed. The binding is square and tight. Le Plongeon's epic poem expressing her archeological theories about Queen Moo and Chac Mool from the late 19th century as fiction. Work by later archeologists showed that fiction was the correct choice. (cfm)
Merida, Yucatan: ZAMNA de Merida. 1953. xvi+493pp. Good+ condition. Red cloth boards lightly worn with a 2" circular stain on back board and age toning to spine. Note that boards are attached updside down to the text block. Inside there is light toning at page edges but otherwise very clean and unmarked with sharp corners. Binding is square and tight. (cfm)
Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover, no jacket. xv+344pp. Ex-lib (American Antiquarian Society) with small card glued to front pastedown (extending slightly above cover) and embossed stamp to title page. Very Good condtion. Maroon cloth boards show very light shelfwear. Some dust spots to top page edge. Neatly penned owner info at top of ffep. Interior is clean, unmarked and bright. The binding is square and tight. A very nice copy of this book which looks at issues surrounding the conversion of natives from their ancient pagan practices to European religions. (cfm)
Durham, N.C.:Duke University Press. 1998. 2nd edition. 384pp. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Remainded slash across bottom page edges, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
Berkeley:University of California Press. 1952. 1st edition. xii+317pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition inside and out. The dust jacket is soiled and sun-faded, with wear to edges and spine ends. It is price clipped.
Merida, Mexico: Editorial Arte y Literatura, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. 2006. Softcover. 167pp+10pp anexos/index. In Very Good+ condition. Covers very lightly bumped, contents clean and bright, binding tight. An excellent copy. (cfm)
Los Angeles, CA:Murray and Gee. (1934). 1st edition, No. 65 out of 500 copies, signed (and inscribed) by the Author on the copyright page. 277pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Green boards in very good, clean condition. Internally, end-pages age toned but free of previous owners signatures. The paper is slightly age-toned, and there are some passages throughout the book that have been marked with pencil. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece, lightly soiled and sun-faded, with wear to edges and folds. Now encased in brodart.
Lincoln:University of Nebraska Press. (1978). 289pp. 1st edition. The book is in very good condition, save for some light dust residue to the top page edge. Dust jacket is in near very good condition, with some sun fading and soiling, as well as a bit of dust residue to edges of the rear flap.
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