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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 ... 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]; Pain... View more info

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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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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

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: 030406


Second edition. Two volumes bound in one. Vol. I 433 pgs; Vol. II 398 pgs. Portrait, one map, and 11 plates in volume I; portrait, 34 plates and 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. Exlib with labels on front paste-down blacked out and a library inventory label on ffep. Text block clean and tight with scattered light f... View more info

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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 li... 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... 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 compri... View more info

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Antigüedades Peruanas

By: Rivero, M. E. de - Tschudi, J. D. de

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Imprenta Imperial de la Corte y del Estado, Viena: 1851

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190316e


1st ed. 4to, (2) xiv 328 pp. engraved frontispiece and woodcuts in text. An important work on the ethnoogy and antiquities of Peru -- including the origin, history, language, and religion of the primitive inhabitants of Peru. Published in two volumes, text and Atlas/plates -- this is the first text volume only. Compiled in the 1830s and 1840s by the Peruvian museum curator Mariano Eduardo de Ribero or Rivero (1798-1857) and the Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob von Tschudi ... View more info

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Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam

By: Stedman, John Gabriel

Price: $3,250.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1796

Seller ID: C061501


1st edition. 2 vols. 4to, brown calf. Full Title: Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an account of the Indians of Guinana, and Negros of Guinea, By Capt.N J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant En... View more info

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VIAJE A YUCATAN 1841 - 1842 [Travels to Yucatan]

By: STEPHENS, John L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Mexico: National Museum of Archeology : 1937-1938

Edition: 2d edition

Seller ID: k190320b

Condition: Fair-Good


2d edition, in two volumes. 8vo, softcover. 738 pages in total. Spanish translation by Justo Sierra O'Reilly. With 127 plates and illustrations and one large folded map. An mportant archaeological study of Yucatan with extensive historical and ethnographic references. CONDITION: Vol 1: Good+; a clean tight copy with some discoloration to covers. Vol 2 is Poor; partially disbound, but intact, with discoloration and cracking to spine. ##### Imprenta del Museo Nacional de... View more info

Image for Textiles Of The Andes / Catalog Of Amano Collection

Textiles Of The Andes / Catalog Of Amano Collection

By: [Editor) Yukihiro Tsunoyama

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Heian / Dohosha, South San Francisco : 1979

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: textiles, fabric, design

Seller ID: k0226c

Condition: Fine.


1st ed. Folio, red cloth, 248 pp.; 236 color plates and15 in b/w of fabric designs -- plus bibliography. An Important publication on Peruvian textiles from a private collection. A fine copy in VG-near fine d/w and slipcase. The book itself is as-new. The dustjacket has some light edgewear, especially at top of spine. The cardboard slipcase has a few nicks and very small stains. View more info

Image for Dyn. [A Review of Art and Literature] Number 1, April-May 1942

Dyn. [A Review of Art and Literature] Number 1, April-May 1942

By: [Periodical] Wolfgang Paalen, editor

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Mexico, 1942

Seller ID: k170712b


52pp., 9 tipped in color plates; yellow/red decorated paper wrappers. DYN (derived from the Greek word κατὰ τὸ δυνατόν, that which is possible) was an art magazine founded by the Austrian-Mexican surrealist Wolfgang Paalen, published in Mexico City, and distributed in New York City, Paris, and London between 1942 and 1944. Only six issues were produced. In this first issue Paalen emphasized reexamines som... View more info

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Tikal Reports, Numbers 1-11: Original Reports Published 1958-1961 (University Museum Monograph 64)

By: [Pre-Columbian History] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Price: $350.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: 1958-61

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190320c

Condition: Good


University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1958-1961. 1st editions, 4to, blue wrappers. were conducted Excavation and research of the Mayan ruins at Tikal were conducted under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the government of Guatemala from 1956 through 1969. These are the reports of the first years of excavation and fieldwork. Numerous illustrations and plates throughout. In three volumes... View more info