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Image for CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO II / Colecciones Leigh y Museo Frissell de Arte Zapoteca

CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO II / Colecciones Leigh y Museo Frissell de Arte Zapoteca

By: BOOS, FRANK.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cordoba, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico. 1966: 1966

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719j

Condition: Very good


4to. Unbound sheets in gray board portfolio with string tie. 91 b/w photographic sheets, several with multiple images prefaced by 121 pages of descriptive annotations in both Spanish and English. LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. The second volume of a series written and illustrated by Boos on the ceramic sculptures which appear on the funerary urns of the Precolumbian Zapotec (Oaxacan ) Culture of southern Mexico. Very good: the photographic plates and descriptive pages are fine. Portfolio overs fully intact but with browning to the fold-overs, slight surface wear to both panels, some spotting and wear... View more info

Image for Nombres Geográficos de México: Catálogo Alfabético de los Nombres de Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma "Nahuatl / Estudio Jeroglifico. [Catalog of Mexican Geographic Names]

Nombres Geográficos de México: Catálogo Alfabético de los Nombres de Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma "Nahuatl / Estudio Jeroglifico. [Catalog of Mexican Geographic Names]

By: Penafiel, Antonio

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Mexico: Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento: 1885

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122j

Condition: Good


1st ed., small 4to, marbled boards, gilt leather spine with 5 compartments. 2 volumes in one. 260 pp. [4] ; Atlas of plates [2] xxxix. An etymology of place names in the Nahuatl language and an analysis of the gylphs from the Codex Mendoza. Main title page printed in black and red; Atlas title is chromolithographed followed by 39 chromolithographed plates illustrating the glyphs for 462 place nahuatl names. Dr. Antonio Peñafiel (1830-1922) was the founder of the Natural History Society of Mexico and a member of a number of societies dedicated to the cultivation of human and social science... View more info

Image for Codice Nuttall /  Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.

Codice Nuttall / Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.

By: N/A

Price: $3,200.00

Publisher: Mexico. D.F., Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz.: 1939

Seller ID: k1707041


1st ed. thus, 11-1/2”x8-1/2”. Scarce (No.22 of 25 signed and numbered copies] A hand-colored facsimile of the Codex Nuttall, an accordion-fold pre-Columbian document of Mixtec pictography, now in the collection of the British Museum. The Codex is one of about 16 manuscripts from Mexico that are entirely pre-Columbian in origin. Its name is derived from Zelia Nuttall, who first published the Codex for the Peabody Museum in 1902. It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th and 12th century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oax... View more info

Image for La Cronología De Ixtlilxóchitl [The Chronology [History] of Ixtlilxóchitl

La Cronología De Ixtlilxóchitl [The Chronology [History] of Ixtlilxóchitl

By: Avilés Solares, José

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Taller Autográfico. Secretaría De La Defensa Nacional, México: 1939

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122e

Condition: Very Good


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Image for Anltigüedades Mejicanas Falsificadas: Falsificacion y Falsificadores [Faked Mexican Antiques: Counterfeit and Counterfeiters]

Anltigüedades Mejicanas Falsificadas: Falsificacion y Falsificadores [Faked Mexican Antiques: Counterfeit and Counterfeiters]

By: Batres, Leopoldo

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Mexico: Fidencio S. Soria, : n.d. [c. 1900].

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711d

Condition: Good


1st ed., small 4to, softcover. 30 pp + 63 b/w photographic plates with tissue guards, including two large folding plates -- the first of which is torn at the attachment. Otherwise a good copy in original wrappers. Covers cracked at spine ends, moderate staining. Except for the damage to the first plate, the text block is very good. A very clean tight copy; prior owner’s name stamp at upper right of title page. with no other noticeable flaws. View more info

Image for CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO I / Las Urnas Zapotecas en el Real Museo de Ontario.

CORPUS ANTIQUITATUM AMERICANENSIUM / MEXICO I / Las Urnas Zapotecas en el Real Museo de Ontario.

By: BOOS, FRANK

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cordoba, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia: 1964

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719i

Condition: Very Good


4to. Unbound sheets in gray board portfolio. 32 b/w photographic sheets, several with multiple images prefaced by approximately 50 pages of descriptive annotations in both Spanish and English. LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. The first volume of a series written and illustrated by Boos on the ceramic sculptures which appear on the funerary urns of the Precolumbian Zapotec (Oaxacan ) Culture of southern Mexico. Plates and sheets are fine. Very good: the photographic plates are virtually pristine, with just a bit of toning to the binding edge of several of the descriptive pages. Covers fully intact but w... View more info

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Original Prospectus for Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot - Signed

By: Charlot,Jean.

Price: $385.00

Publisher: John Becker / Merle Armitage / Will And Lynton R. Kistler. New York: 1933

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Charlot in pencil

Seller ID: k180706c

Condition: Fine


The scarce four-page prospectus for Charlot's first "Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs" published in 1933. Containing an original lithograph of plate 25 - “La Malinche”, although with a few design and color differences than the image in the book. The prospectus is unusually signed in pencil by Charlot, making it a doubly scarce find. Fine condition. View more info

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Mexico Sketches Made on the Spot - 20 signed prints

By: Dr. Friedrich [Fritz] Kocher

Price: $500.00

Publisher: . Los Angeles: self-published: 1970

Edition: Ltd ed. of 25 sets

Inscription: Each plate signed by the artist

Seller ID: k19016c

Condition: Fine


20 b/w printed plates, 8-1/2x11, each pencil signed by the artist. Limited to 25 sets in decorated portfolio. Dr. Friedrich “Fritz” Kocher (1904 - 1973), was a German born painter who relocated to Los Angeles in 1929. He received a number of awards both in his native Germany and from California arts groups. Group exhibitions included the California Arts Club [1935-1937); Society for Sanity in Art; California Palace of the Legion of Honor [San Francisco, 1945]; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles [1947, 1954]. Early European exhibitions were held in Dresden - 1925, Karlsruhe - 1928, and F... View more info

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MEXICAN ART AND LIFE. A QUARTERLY ILLUSTRATED REVIEW. NO. 6, April 1939

By: Editor: José Juan Tabalada, Art Editor: Francisco Díaz de León

Price: $35.00

Publisher: México, D.F: DAPP: 1939

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122i

Condition: Very good


1st ed. folio, stapled wrappers. Unpaginated. Color silkscreen cover is original artwork “Springtime” by Jorge Gonzales Camarena. Articles on several aspects of Mexican art and culture. Condition: Very good; liht toining to cover exremeities; text block clean and tight. View more info

Image for El Museo del Oro [The Museum of Gold]

El Museo del Oro [The Museum of Gold]

By: Gregorio Hernandez De Alba

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Banco de la Republica, Bogota - Colombia: 1944

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190320d


1st ed., loose leaf with string tues, 50 color photographic plates, three explanatory texts: El museo del oro, El oro de los indios colombianos, El trabajo indigena del oro. First edition, in Spanish, of a catalog of the collection of pre-Columbian gold artifacts from indigenous cultures of Columbia. Burgundy card covers. A very good copy; the text block and plates are fine with some discoloration to end papers. Covers have light wear to edges, bumped corners. ##### View more info

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Archeological Researches of Costa Rica

By: HARTMAN, C. V. [Carl Vilhelm]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Stockholm: Ivr Haeggstroms Boktryckeri. The Royal Ethnographical Museum in Stockholm. : 1901

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711g

Condition: Very Good


1st ed., folio, cream cloth. 196 pp. plus map, two folded plans, and 87 full-page photographic plates by J. Cederquis, mostly b/w but some in color. Each plate has multiple objects depicted, printed on one side and each preceded by an identifying sheet containing the plate number and a brief description. . Profusely illustrated with more photos and drawings in the text. Not to be confused with Hartman’s later work, published by the Carnegie Institute, “Archeological Researches on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.” This first work covers his researches on the east coast and on the hig... View more info

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The Green House

By: Llosa, Mario Vargas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1968

Seller ID: g1007


1st ed., in d/w. Fine copy of Llosa's second novel in d/w with 1/2" open tear on front top edge. View more info

Image for Robert Woods Bliss Collection Pre-Columbian Art - Signed Presentation Copy No. 1

Robert Woods Bliss Collection Pre-Columbian Art - Signed Presentation Copy No. 1

By: Lothrop, S.K.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 1957

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200115c

Condition: Very good


Hardcover.1st ed., 4to Brick-colored cloth, with gilt titling and illustration; 285 pp.; 270 b/w and color plates and figures. Text and critical analyses by Lothrop, W.F. Foshag, Joy Mahler. Presentation copy, “No. 1” from Robert Woods Bliss to noted art dealer Earl Stendahl, inscribed on half-title page. Until its recent closure, the Stendahl Gallery was one of America's oldest continuously operating private art galleries and a major provider of avant-garde and prec-columbian artworks to major institutions throughout the world. The inscription thanks Stendahl for helping build the colle... View more info

Image for Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican with a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization; A Historical Sketch of the Late War; and Notices of New Mexico and California.

Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican with a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization; A Historical Sketch of the Late War; and Notices of New Mexico and California.

By: Mayer, Brantz.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hartford, S. Drake and Company: 1852

Seller ID: k1707057


Second edition. Two volumes bound in one. Vol I 433 pos; Vol II 398 pgs. Portrait, one map, and 11 plates in volume 1; portrait, 34 plates an map in volume II. Publisher's blind-stamped calf, gilt spine, marbled edges and end papers. Heavily rubbed with wear to edges. Prior owner's name in gilt on front cover. Front hinge cracked. Vintage Ex-lib with labels on front paste-down blacked out and a library inventory label on deep. Text block clean and tight with scattered light foxing throughout. View more info

Image for Mascaras Mexicanas [Mexican Masks

Mascaras Mexicanas [Mexican Masks

By: Montenegro, Roberto

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Talleres Gráficos de la Nación,: 1926

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122g

Condition: Fair


1st ed. 4to, magenta boards. cxxxiv pp. 47 full-page plates (recto only) of Mexican masks, mostly b/w but several in color. Precolumbian to recent folkloric, with text by artist Roberto Montenegro. Limited to 2500 copies. Condition: Fair; text block is near fine -- clean, bright, and tight. Covers worn, sunned, with random damp-staining occasionally affecting the end papers but not affecting the text block itself. View more info

Image for Certain Mounds of Arkansas and of Mississippi: [
Three parts in one volume.]

Certain Mounds of Arkansas and of Mississippi: [ Three parts in one volume.]

By: Moore , Clarence B.

Price: $105.00

Publisher: P.C Stockhausen, Philadelphia: 1908

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k191122a

Condition: Fair


Folio. (4), (481) - 605pp., 8 colored lithographs of pottery, numerous black and white illus. within text. Brown cloth with gilt stamped spine and front board. A reprint from The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Volume XIII. 1: Mounds and cemeteries of the lower Arkansas River; 2. Mounds of the lower Yazoo and lower Sunflower Rivers, Mississippi; 3: The blum mounds, Mississippi. Condition: Fair; a clean, bright, and tight copy overall but with insect damage to covers and six pinholes in the text block -- unfortunate, but not adversely affecting the text of plates.... View more info

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Guide Book to the Ruins of Quirigua

By: MORLEY, Sylvanus G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington: 1935

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190320a

Condition: Near fine


1st ed. 8vo, original green cloth. 205 pp. 49 photographs, maps, plans diagrams. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Supplementary Publication No. 16. Quirigua is a Maya site in eastern Guatemala. Near fine; a clean tight copy with light rubbing to corners and spine ends. View more info

Image for The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness.
[Signed copy]

The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness. [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622e


1st ed., 8vo, black cloth. A chronicle of a journey through the Amazon wilderness. Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration. Fine in d/w. Except for a clean bookplate on verso of front flyleaf, a pristine copy; the best one we have seen in more than 30 years of collecting PM’s work. Signed on title page. View more info

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100 Woodcuts by Posada - One of 25 signed copies

By: POSADA, Jose Guadalupe / Charlot, Jean

Price: $1,450.00

Publisher: Mexico D.F.: Arsacio Venegas Arroyo/The Taylor Museum - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: 1947

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180706a

Condition: Good+


Limited edition of 450 copies, of which 400 were for sale with 25 each reserved for Arroyo and Charlot. 100 loose numbered leaves with a woodcut on each and a 31-page pamphlet containing a foreword by Jean Charlot, introduction by W.S. Stallings, and a bibliography of Posada’s works. Each woodcut measures 1”-2” inside a 2-1/2”x3-1/4” solid pastel frame and printed on 6.5”x9.5” beige pulp paper -- Spanish verse at bottom. The plates are pulled from Posada’s original press. Pamphlet: beige stapled wrappers printed in violet and black. This copy is one of Charlot’s 25 reserved ... View more info

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Lienzo de Tlaxcala, manuscrito pictorico mexicano de mediados del siglo XVI.

By: Prospero Cahuantzi, editor.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Mexico, D.F., Libreria Anticuaria G.M. Ec: 1939

Seller ID: k1707043


11-1/2”x9-1/2”, quarter-leather two-post binding. 75 plates, printed in color on heavy stock including three foldout plates. 21 page prologue, 4 supplemental plates numbered A-D, frontispiece, and index sheet at rear. This is a reproduction of a 16th century Tlaxcala codex. The Lienzo de Tlaxcala uses detailed drawings to depict the time of contact and conflict between Hernando Cortez and various people groups in and around the Tlaxcala region of Mexico. It is comprised of images with accompanying headings in Nahuatl and captions in Spanish. Fine overall with some toning at binding edge of... View more info