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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

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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

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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

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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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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 Metals From the Cenote of Sacrifice Chichen Itza, Yucatan / Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnology, Harvard University 
Vol X, No. 2

Metals From the Cenote of Sacrifice Chichen Itza, Yucatan / Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of Archaelogy and Ethnology, Harvard University Vol X, No. 2

By: LOTHROP (Samuel Kirkland)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Peabody Museum, Cambridge: 1952

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711f

Condition: Good


1st ed. 4to, softbound, 139 pp. plus advts. Sections by W C Root and Tatiana Proskouriakoff. Appendix by William Harvey. “The following work describes and illustrates objects of metal which were dredged from the Cenote of Sacrifice at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, by the late Edward H Thompson.” Condition: Fair; text block is clean and tight overall with bumped lower corners, light soiling to title page, small closed tear to half-title. Covers intact but soiled, with large stain on back panel; chipping to corners and spine. 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

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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

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[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

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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 (1818-1889), the work is a comprehensive survey of all the relics, ruins, bones, artifacts and artworks of pre-Columbian Peru... View more info

Image for Máscaras Mexicanas. [Mexican Masks] 2a Exposición de la Sociedad de Arte Moderno, México, Enero de 1945.

Máscaras Mexicanas. [Mexican Masks] 2a Exposición de la Sociedad de Arte Moderno, México, Enero de 1945.

By: Sociedad de Arte Moderno (México, D.F.).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: México: Sociedad de Arte Moderno: 1945

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k190711a

Condition: Poor


4to. 83 pp., 67 b/w photographs. Texts by Dr. Alfonso Caso, Lic. Salvador Toscano, Adolfo Best Maugard, and Miguel Covarrubias. Catalogue for an exhibition held January, 1945. A reference copy. Condition poor/fair: the text block and illustrations are very good -- clean and firm. Covers are present but detached, faded, and chipped. 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 Engravings, from drawings made by the author. 80 plates, including four foldout maps and views, frontispiece plus title vignett... 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 Arqueología 1937 - 1938, México. Traducción castellana de Justo Sierra O'Reilly. Con 127 ilustraciones dentro y fuera del... View more info

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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

By: Stephens, John L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Bros, New York: 1841

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190813g

Condition: Poor


First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], viii, 424; vii-[x], [7]-474; folding map, 68 engraved plates (2 double-page) and plans; original brown cloth with gilt stamped covers and spines. Describes Stephens' extensive travels in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the Yucatan. Included are detailed descriptions and illustrations by English artist and architect, Frederick Catherwood. Includes the first accurate map of the Yucatan, the first illustrations of Mayan sites, the first descriptions of 44 ruined sites, and the first publication of Juan Perez's A True Exposition of the Method Used by the Indians ... View more info