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(Mexican Photography) Gove & North .
(ALAMEDA PARK AND HOUSE). 1885.

A group of five mounted albumen photographs measuring 5 x 8 1/4 inches, with the photographer's hand-stamps on the verso. All edges gilt, one mount chipped.


Three of the images show views of the Alameda, near the corners of San Diego Street and Avenida Juarez, with ink notations at the bottom of the mounts. The other two are of a house, presumably at this location. On the verso of one view is written in pencil "For Anita. Taken Sept. 20/85."


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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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A TRIP THROUGH THE WONDERLAND OF MEXICO.
A TRIP THROUGH THE WONDERLAND OF MEXICO.
(Chicago: National Railways of Mexico, circa 1910).

24 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 6 x 8 inches. Pictorial wrappers; light staining at staples.

Introducing the new Colima-Mazanillo extension. This western expansion of the National Mexican Railways, includes Lake Chapala and Guadalajara.


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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.


Price: $485.00
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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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ANALES DE TLATELOLCO. UNOS ANNALES HISTORICOS DE LA NACION MEXICANA Y CODICE DE TLATELOLCO.
ANALES DE TLATELOLCO. UNOS ANNALES HISTORICOS DE LA NACION MEXICANA Y CODICE DE TLATELOLCO.
Mexico: Antigua Libreria Robredo, de Jose Porrua e Hijos, 1948.

148 pages + 5 pages of glyphs and a large folding reproduction of the manuscript. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4/ inches. Printed wrappers; small chip at foot of spine.

The Codex of Tlatelolco is a pictorial central Mexican manuscript containing a history of events occurring in the city state of Tlatelolco, from before 1554 to after 1562.


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ARGENTINE-CHILIAN BOUNDARY. A SHORT REPLY TO THE CHILIAN STATEMENT. PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL APPOINTED BY HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT "TO CONSIDER AND REPORT UPON THE DIFFERENCES WHICH HAVE ARISEN WITH REGARD TO THE FRONTIER BETWEEN THE ARGENTINE
[Argentina].
ARGENTINE-CHILIAN BOUNDARY. A SHORT REPLY TO THE CHILIAN STATEMENT. PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL APPOINTED BY HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT "TO CONSIDER AND REPORT UPON THE DIFFERENCES WHICH HAVE ARISEN WITH REGARD TO THE FRONTIER BETWEEN THE ARGENTINE
London: Printed for the Government of the Argentine Republic by William Clowes and Sons, 1902.

67 pages of text. With 21 folding maps and photographic panoramas. In two folders inside the covers are 4 large detailed maps of the region comprised of 14 sheets. Small folio, 13 x 10 inches. Original brown publishers cloth; mild edge soiling.


The Argentina - Chile boundary was first established, by international accord through a treaty in 1855. To clear certain disagreements, Argentina created a new agreement in 1893 and in 1896 a new treaty was negotiated to settle further disputes, especially in the southern region of the border. As no agreement was finalized arbitration was provided by the Queen of England. The British Arbitration Commission provided this report to which is added an appendix announcing the final boundary results.
A very nice complete copy of an uncommon work. Housed in a modern custom slipcase.


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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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BREVE RESENA DE LAS OBRAS DEL DESAGUE DEL VALLE DE MEXICO. ESCRITA EXPRESAMENTE PARA LOS DELEGADOS AL CONGRESO PAN-AMERICANO.
BREVE RESENA DE LAS OBRAS DEL DESAGUE DEL VALLE DE MEXICO. ESCRITA EXPRESAMENTE PARA LOS DELEGADOS AL CONGRESO PAN-AMERICANO.
Mexico: Tipografia de Francsico Diaz de Leon, 1901.

20 pages of text plus a large folding map, two charts of the drainage of the Grand Canal and a cross section of the tunnel. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Printed wrappers; covers quite soiled.

The large, folding map, mearues 30 x 25 inches, is titled: "Carta Hidrografica del Valle de Mexico" and shows the Grand Canal and tunnel in red. Started in the 1850's, the Grand Canal was considered officially finished by Porfirio Diaz in 1894, though it continued to expand.
The first Pan-American conference was held in Washington in 1889/90. The second was held in Mexico City in 1901/02, and this pamphlet was especially prepared for that meeting.


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BRIEF NOTES TAKEN ON A TRIP TO THE CITY OF MEXICO IN 1878.
Price, Thomas W.
BRIEF NOTES TAKEN ON A TRIP TO THE CITY OF MEXICO IN 1878.
N.p.: n.d.

103 pages. Small octavo, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Green cloth with black lettering; lightly rubbed. With an author's presentation to Jas. Vance.


First edition. "Visiting Mexico ostensibly to alleviate 'a tendency of blood to the head,' this Philadelphia businessman spent his seven-week tour in the companionship of Methodist officials inspecting missions. Price concludes that Mexico was 'a garden of Eden, cursed by Popery and pulque' and that its salvation lay in 'gospel and soap.'" - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #335.


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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.


Price: $45.00
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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.


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