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20 ESTAMPAS DE LOS ESTILOS PREHISPANICOS COLOMBIANOS (PRECOLUMBIAN SERIGRAPHY).
[Columbia]. Arnulf, Georges .
20 ESTAMPAS DE LOS ESTILOS PREHISPANICOS COLOMBIANOS (PRECOLUMBIAN SERIGRAPHY).
Bogota: Edicion del Autor, (1966).

Portfolio of 20 large silk screened prints of precolumbian designs. 18 1/2 x 12 inches. Loose in a pictorial white cloth portfolio. Light soiling and foxing to portfolio.


The second series of precolumbian serigraphs by Arnulf. Born in 1921 in Monaco, Georges Arnulf won the Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1950, Arnulf's interest in pre-Columbian art took him to South America from 1957 to 1966, working in stained glass and fresco painting. He returned to France, taught drawing, and produced an impressive body of work.


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ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST.
Biart, Lucien.
ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST.
New York: Harper & Brothers, circa 1875.

491 pages + 12 pages of advertisements. Illustrated from wood-engravings. Octavo, 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth; inner hinges cracked.


A later printing of this fictionalized account of a young naturalists adventures during the reign of Maxamillian.


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ALAMOS, SONORA: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF A MINING COMMUNITY IN NORTHWEST MEXICO.
Stewart, Norman.
ALAMOS, SONORA: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF A MINING COMMUNITY IN NORTHWEST MEXICO.
(Los Angeles: UCLA, 1955).

201 pages, mimeographed on recto only. With seven maps and 37 sepia toned photographs, each 4 x 6 inches. Quarto, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Blue buckram.


The town of Alamos is seen through the historic perspective of it's colonial mining success, the decline during the Republic period, the chaos of the Revolution, the struggle of it's agricultural community and the rediscovery as a tourist attraction. Shown are images of deserted mines, historic buildings and the surrounding country.
This was Stewart's thesis for his Master of Arts in Geography from University of California, Los Angeles in June, 1955. He went on to be a professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee from 1967 to 1998.


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ALBUM DE LAS OBRAS MATERIALES DE MAYOR IMPORTANCIA HECHAS POR LA FEDERACION, DURANTE EL GOBIERNO CONSTITUCIONAL DEL C. GENERAL ALVARO OBREGON. 1920 - 1924.
ALBUM DE LAS OBRAS MATERIALES DE MAYOR IMPORTANCIA HECHAS POR LA FEDERACION, DURANTE EL GOBIERNO CONSTITUCIONAL DEL C. GENERAL ALVARO OBREGON. 1920 - 1924.
Mexico: Gurza y Mijares, circa 1924.

Un-paginated (approximately 300 pages). Illustrated from photographs, plus seven folding maps. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Leather backed blue cloth; gilt lettering; light staining.

A major compendium with over 500 photographic reproductions of public buildings, roads, bridges, schools, canals, and other government projects.


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AMERICAN SOURCES OF MODERN ART.
AMERICAN SOURCES OF MODERN ART.
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1933.

50 pages of text + a profusion of photographic plates showing various pre-Columbian sculpture, and textiles. Quarto, 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers.


First edition, one of 2,500 copies. This copy inscribed "A. H. Girard. N.Y.C. June 30, '33." As this show closed on June 30th of 1933, Alexander Girard, a young architect at that time, saw the show on it's closing date. He late went on to become a major American designer, with great interest in Mexico and world folk art.
Laid in is a four page mimeographed talk given at the Architectural League by Herbert J. Spinden, in February, 1946. The title of the talk was "Mayan Builders."


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AN AMERICAN GIRL IN MEXICO.
McGary, Elizabeth Visere.
AN AMERICAN GIRL IN MEXICO.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904.

159 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Pictorial cloth; covers stained and spine darkened.


"A year with an upper-class Mexican family in Monterrey provided the author with a unique opportunity to observe many aspects of domestic life. During 1900 she attended weddings, went marketing, participated in Lenten ceremonies and was courted by a Mexican admirer...." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. # 271


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ARTE POPULAR DE GUANAJUATO.
Villegas, Victor Manuel.
ARTE POPULAR DE GUANAJUATO.
Mexico: Banco Nacional de Fomento Cooperativo, 1964..

94 pages of text and 22 black and white plates, plus 95 plates in color. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Cloth with rubbed dust jacket.

First edition, one of 3,000 copies. A well documented discussion on the popular arts of the Guanajuato region.


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Yrigaray, L. M.
ATLAS DEL MANUAL DEL ALUMNO ARTILLERO RECOPILACIO.
Buenos Aires: 1894.

Title plus 68 colored lithographed plates, some folding. 5 x 7 inches. cloth; lightly worn, hinges starting; plate #31, torn and folded.


An uncommon munitions atlas, showing schematics for various cannon, rifles, side arms, shells and bullets used by the Argentinean army at the turn of the twentieth century.


Price: $210.00
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Trueba, Alfonso.
AVENTURERO SIN VENTURA (GASTON DE RAOUSSET).
Mexico: Editorial Jus, 1957.

61 pages. Octavo, quarter calf with red and green leather labels; original wrappers bound in.

Second edition. A beautifully bound copy of number 10 of the series "Figuras y Episodios de la Historia de Mexico." [We have seventy other titles from this series uniformly bound. Please inquire].


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BOLIVIA. GEOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, NATURAL RESOURCES, LAWS, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT, PROSPECTS OF FUTURE GROWTH.
[Bolivia].
BOLIVIA. GEOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, NATURAL RESOURCES, LAWS, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT, PROSPECTS OF FUTURE GROWTH.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.

214 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. Red leather backed boards. A fine, attractive copy.


Issued by the House of Representatives, 58th Congress, Doc. No. 145, Part 8. A fine overview of the country at the opening of the 20th century.


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BONAMPAK. UNA VISION SINCRONICA.
Garces Contreras, Guillermo.
BONAMPAK. UNA VISION SINCRONICA.
Mexico: Editorial Arana, 1972.

123 pages + 20 full page plates. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers; light soiling on covers; uncut and unopened.

One of 1,000 copies. A handsome production, with initials by Alfonso Lascarro Toquero. Shown are the Bonampak murals as they are now, and artist drawings of how they originally looked.


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CALENDARIO HISTORICO GUANAJUATENSE.
Cortez Juarez, Erasto (artist).
CALENDARIO HISTORICO GUANAJUATENSE.
(San Miguel de Allende: 1967).

Illustrated with linocuts of important personages in the history of the state of Guanajuato. 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Loose sheets held together with a metal clasp; some age darkening to cover sheet.

Printed at Los Talleres de la Imprenta "San Miguel" in an edition of 2,500. Each month is a page with one or two linocuts which is followed by pages of historic notes for each day.

Erasto Cortez Juarez (1910 - 1972) was a founding member of the Salon de la Plastica Mexicana. He studied at the Academy of San Carlos and then the Escuela de Pintura al Aire Libre in Coyoacan in 1922. A member of 30/30 and the T.G.P., he is best known for his numerous prints and engravings.

Though a large edition, this fragile portfolio has become uncommon in recent years.


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CAMINO MEXICO - N. LAREDO.
CAMINO MEXICO - N. LAREDO.
Mexico: Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Obras Publicas, 1936.

143 pages. Illustrated with numerous photographic reproductions, a folding map, and a chart. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. Printed red wrappers; a previous owners small hand stamp on title; an excellent copy.

This celebratory volume announces the completion of eight years of construction (1928-1936). Shown here are the new bridges, the excavation and paving, the blasting through mountainous terrain, and the opening of a passage for tourism from the north. "The highway functioned metaphorically as a bridge between previously fractured nations and created a sense of Panamericanism and 'good neighborliness,' two ideas ingrained in promotional campaigns for tourism after 1936. More literally, it became Mexico's principal artery to which future roads within Mexico would connect." - Berger. THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO'S TOURISM INDUSTRY.


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CAMPBELL'S NEW REVISED COMPLETE GUIDE AND DESCRIPTIVE BOOK OF MEXICO.
Campbell, Reau.
CAMPBELL'S NEW REVISED COMPLETE GUIDE AND DESCRIPTIVE BOOK OF MEXICO.
Chicago: 1907.

351 pages. Illustrated from photographs. Large folding map at rear. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Deep red cloth with gilt decorations. A bright, clean copy.

The illustrations reproduce photographs by Winfield Scott, R.R. Earle, L. C. Skeels and the Detroit Photographic Company. A successful Mexican guide book, originally issued in 1895.


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CANCIONERO POPULAR. ORIGINAL DE M. DAVALOS (JUAN SIN NOMBRE).
Davalos, M.
CANCIONERO POPULAR. ORIGINAL DE M. DAVALOS (JUAN SIN NOMBRE).
Mexico: circa 1900.

33 unnumbered pages of lithographed music from manuscript. Octavo, 9 x 6 inches. Calf backed boards with leather labels; soiling to title page (probably the original cover).

The author most likely is Marcelino Davalos (1871 - 1923), a lawyer and politician, but also a writer of poetry, plays and other literary properties.


Price: $85.00
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CASAS COLONIALES DE SANTO DOMINGO / COLONIAL HOUSES OF SANTO DOMINGO.
Montás, Eugenio Pérez.
CASAS COLONIALES DE SANTO DOMINGO / COLONIAL HOUSES OF SANTO DOMINGO.
Santo Domingo: 1980.

275 pages. Text in Spanish and English. Profusely illustrated from photographs, many in color. Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 inches); leatherette + fine dust jacket. With an ink inscription from a previous owner.


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CHIMENEAS.
Hernan, Gustavo Ortiz.
CHIMENEAS.
Mexico: "Mexico Nuevo", 1937.

240 pages. Illustrated from photographs by Augustin Jimenez, Enrique Gutmann, and Casasola Archives. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Printed wrappers; front hinge weak; light soiling.

"Hernan's novel itself was an example of the so-called agorista genre: gritty realist novels much influenced by American writers such as Theodore Dreiser and Upton Sinclair... It is Jimenez who makes this illustrated version of Hernan's novel Chimeneas an important modernist photobook." - Parr. THE PHOTOBOOK 1 p. 110. Cordova. AGUSTIN JIMENEZ. p. 216.


Price: $400.00
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COLECCION ARQUEOLOGICA MEXICANA DE LICIO LAGOS.
Bernal, Ignacio (et.al.).
COLECCION ARQUEOLOGICA MEXICANA DE LICIO LAGOS.
Mexico: Ediciones Lito Offset Fersa, 1971.

21 pages of text + 101 plates, each with descriptive caption. Quarto, 11 1/2 x 8 inches. Two-tone cloth with dust jacket; slight chipping to jacket.


First edition of this impressive collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, formed by a major twentieth century collector.


Price: $90.00
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Janvier, Thomas.
COLOR STUDIES AND A MEXICAN CAMPAIGN.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.

391 pages. 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Two tone red cloth; lightly rubbed.


These two short novels, bound as one, first appeared in 1891. Our later edition seems to be much less common than the first.


Price: $35.00
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