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BEAUFOY, Mark. MEXICAN ILLUSTRATIONS, Founded upon Facts; Indicative of the Present Condition of Society, Manners, Religion, and Morals Among the Spanish and Native Inhabitants of Mexico: With Observations Upon the Government and Resources of the Republic of Mexico, as They appeared During Part of the Years 1825, 1826,and 1827. London: Carpenter & Son, 1828. xii, 310pp, six engraved plates and two-sheet fold-out map. Contemp. quarter calf, marbled boards, rehinged. Very good. $850. ¶ First Edition of an important account of Mexico by a British traveller who visited Mexico City, Vera Cruz, Puebla, Valladolid, Tula, Zacualtipan, Tampico, and other cities. Beaufoy covers politics, trade, agriculture, the War of Independence, society and the influence of women, religion and superstition, manners and customs, mining, ancient monuments, etc. The plates show Mexican trees, Aztec pyramids, and sculpture. There are also several woodcut illustrations in the text showing Indians working at various mining jobs. The map depicts Beaufoy’s travel route in central Mexico. The first section describe the author’s trip to the West Indies, with notes on the state of slavery. Sabin 4169.

 

BORGES, Jorge Luis. OBRA POETICA. Buenos Aires: Emece, 1964. 8vo, 279, (4)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very light edge wear, light uniform browning, overall very good. $150. ¶ First Edition of his collected poems.

 

BOSSOM, Alfred. AN ARCHITECTURAL PILGRIMAGE IN OLD MEXICO. New York: Scribner’s, 1924. 4to, xviii, 10pp, 110 photographic plates. Orig. cloth, very good, bound upside-down. $200. ¶ Facades, walls, courtyards, gateways, cornices, towers, porches, doors, windows, balconies, stairways & interiors from throughout Mexico; included as well are several images from the Missions of California.

 

BOYD, E. THE LITERATURE OF SANTOS. Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1950. 8vo, 15pp, 4 full page plates, printed wrappers. $25. ¶ Essay and bibliography of works relating to the religous images of the Spanish Colonial Southwest.

 

BREUER, Alice Putnam. GUATEMALAN TEXTILES. Prentiss N. Gray Collection. [Oakland, CA]: Mills College, 1942. 4to, 31pp, 4 tipped-in b&w illus., 1 map. Quarter red cloth over printed boards, reproduced typed manuscript, fine. $45. ¶ First (only) Edition. Breuer, curator of the Mills College Art Gallery, provides an overview on the subject and catalogues the Prentiss N. Gray Collection of Guatemalan Indian tribal textiles.

 

BRINTON, Daniel G. editor. ANCIENT NAHUATL POETRY, Containing the Nahuatl Text of XXVii Ancient Mexican Poems. With a Translation, Introduction, Notes and Vocabulary by… Philadelphia: D.G. Brinton, 1890. 8vo, 279pp. Brown cloth, edges lightly worn, hinge repaired, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ First Edition of the 7th volume in the Library of American Aboriginal Literature conceived, compiled and published by D.G. Brinton (1837-99), an extraordinarily prolific scholar who, despite the later refutation of many of his theses, remains a legend among students of Native America. He was the first to attempt a systematic classification of the aboriginal languages of America, and DAB writes: "His Library of American Aboriginal Literature is especially worth noting… The influence of his scattered writings has been very great."

 

BUSSIERRE, M[arie] Th[eodore Renouard]. L’EMPIRE MEXICAIN. Histoire des Tolteques, des Chichimeques, des Azteques et de la Conquête Espagnole. Paris: Henri Plon, 1863. 8vo, (4), 427, (l)pp. Wrappers, fine. $100. ¶ Only Edition. A scarce history of the ancient empire of Anahuac, located in the central plateau of Mexico, tracing its history from domination by the Toltecs and the Chichimecs to conquest and Christianization, and including data on pre-Columbian mythology, rites, education, marriage and social customs, government, agriculture, mining, architecture, etc. This particular geographical area is important as the origin for all of Mexican culture, and its history, changing under various conquerors, can be established from well preserved documents and other authentic sources. Bussierre (1802-1865) was a French historian who travelled widely in Mexico and Central America. Bernal 4295. Palau 37698. Sabin 9561.

 

BUTTS, Edward. THE TRISKELION. Kansas City, Mo.: Burton, 1925. Tall 8vo, 63pp, frontispiece, 13 illus. Light brown cloth, black lettered and illustrated, damp stains to cloth, text immaculate, backstrip torn at head with wear to foot, light-moderate wear to edges and corners, otherwise good. $125. ¶ First Edition of an unusual volume, a short study and history of Aztec calendar stones and wheels, which were typically designed in triskelion and swastika forms. Butts was the author of The Swastika.

 

CIEZA DE LEON, Pedro de. THE WAR OF QUITO and INCA DOCUMENTS. Translated and Edited by Sir Clements R. Markham. London: Hakluyt Society, 1913. 8vo, xii, 212, xxxvipp. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered and illustrated, stamped ruled borders and ornamentation, corners lightly bumped and worn, light wear to spine extremities and joints, some mild spotting and soiling, endpapers and some page perimeters lightly toasted, otherwise, very good+. $100. ¶ First Edition in English of volume three in Cieza de Leon’s definitive Guerras Civiles del Peru. This account of the conquest and civil wars of Peru records the attempt of the Spanish Government to befriend the Indians by enforcing laws for their protection, Pizarro’s assumption of leadership, and the cruelty of Carbajal. "The greatest - and probably most reliable - of all the Spanish chroniclers of 16th century Peru" (Griffin). Series II, Volume 31 from the Hakluyt Society, which was dedicated to "the printing of rare and valuable Voyages, Travels, Naval Expeditions, and other geographical records." Cox 1913; cf. Griffin 2958.

 

ELDER, Paul. THE OLD SPANISH MISSIONS OF CALIFORNIA... Illustrated Chiefly from Photographs by Western Artists. San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1913. 4to, 89pp, numerous tipped-in photographic plates. Orig. quarter linen, illustrated boards. Very good in a dust jacket with chipped edges. $150. ¶ Attractive work with photographs by Vroman, Dassonville and others. Cowan p.193. Levin & Morris, Art of Publishers’ Bookbindings, 88.

 

GENET, Jean. HISTOIRE DES PEUPLES SHOSHONES-AZTEQUES. Paris: Les Eds. Genet, 1929. 8vo, 351, (l)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine a little chipped, a very good uncut copy. $30. ¶ A history of the Shoshones-Aztecs, next to the Mayan civilization, the most important culture of the New World, with chapters on the social life, religion, migration, relationships with other cultures, the conquest, etc.

 

GOLDSMITH, Peter H. A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE, Relating to the Republics Commonly Called Latin American with Comments. New York: MacMillan, 1915. 8vo, xx, 107pp. Red cloth, orig. wrappers bound in. Very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of this bibliography, replete with useful comments on each entry.

 

(Guatemala). A SCULPTURED VASE FROM GUATEMALA. Leaflets of the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation.

New York: September 1919, Folio, (4)pp. Color frontispiece and fold-out ills. Printed wrappers, fine.

$35. ¶ Illustration and description of a vessel from Guatemala, easily considered the most beautiful example of earthenware ever found in North or South America.

 

HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang. THE AZTEC AND MAYA PAPERMAKERS. With an Introduction by Dard Hunter. New York: J.J. Augustin, (1944). 8vo, (x), 120, 39 plates. Cloth, dust jacket. Very good copy with light edge wear to jacket. $125.

¶ First trade edition, originally published in 1943 in an edition of 220 copies with original samples tipped.

 

HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang. THE AZTEC AND MAYA PAPERMAKERS. With an Introduction by Dard Hunter. New York: J.J. Augustin, (1944). 4to, (x), 120, 32 plates including 6 orig. paper samples tipped in (the samples at plate 22 missing), folding frontis. facsimile from the Dresden Codex (larger than in the trade edition) and 2 folding maps (also not in the trade edition). Buckram stamped in red. Bookplate. Very good, with a few scholarly pencil annotations. $750. ¶ First Edition, one of 220 numbered copies, printed in large format and with the original samples tipped in. Very scarce.

 

HURET, Jules. EN AMERIQUE: DE SAN FRANCISCO AU CANADA. Paris: Charpentier, 1905. 8vo, (4), 564pp. Quarter calf. Very good. $50. ¶ Huret (1864-1915) visited Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, to which a long chapter about the Mormons is added. Los Angeles and vicinity are described as a paradise for orange-growers and winter-guests; the author praises the mild climate and the beautiful setting, but also recalls an attempted robbery in the little village of Hollywood. Cowan 299 (this ed.)

 

KAMPS, Norman H. COSTUMES AND CUSTOMS OF MEXICO. By… with Text by Rupert Adrian. New York: Paul A. Struck, 1946. 4to, 12 mounted prints (lithographic outline, colored in pochoir) & 1 explanatory mounted plate in illustrated paper portfolio. Portfolio lightly worn with 1 insignificant tear, plates fine. $350. ¶ Beautiful collection of plates intended for artists and costume designers; the explanatory plate explains the significance of the different articles of Mexican clothing. The illustrator and muralist Norman Herman Kamps (1896-1969) settled in Pasadena following a trip to Mexico in 1929; in 1931, he began a mural series based on early California history and authored several books including With an American Artist in Mexico. Hughes, Artists in California, p.298.

 

KOEBEL, W.H. THE GREAT SOUTHLAND. The River Plate and Southern Brazil of To-Day. London: Thornton Butterworth, [1919]. 8vo, 314pp. Cloth, spine a little soiled, some minor foxing on first and last leaves, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. An account of Brazil and the River Plate Republics. The author’s emphasis lies on affirming the stability of their democratic institutions, for instance as demonstrated in their diplomatic actions during World War I. He also describes the economy, internal affairs, culture etc.

 

KRAFT, Walter C. CODICES VINDOBONENSES HISPANICI, A Catalog of the Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Manuscripts in the Austrian National Library in Voienna. Corvallis: Oregon State College, 1957. 8vo, 64pp, printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ Useful catalog with index and bibliography of mss, mainly of the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries, in the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek

 

LA BEAUME, Louis & W[illia]m. Papin. THE PICTURESQUE ARCHITECTURE OF MEXICO. New York: Wenzel & Krakow, 1915. 4to, (8pp), frontis, 118 photographic plates. Orig. cloth lightly stained, hinges weak, former owner’s stamp on front free endpaper, very good. $250. ¶ One of the early appreciations of Mexican architecture including buildings in Cuernavaca, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Morelia and other cities.

 

 

LA BEAUME, Louis & W[illia]m. Papin. THE PICTURESQUE ARCHITECTURE OF MEXICO. New York: Wenzel & Krakow, 1915. 4to, (8pp), frontis, 118 photographic plates. Orig. cloth soiled, rear hinge starting, former owner’s illus. to rear pastedown endpaper, edgewear, good. $125. ¶ First Edition. One of the early appreciations of Mexican architecture including buildings in Cuernavaca, Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Morelia and other cities.

 

LEA, Tom. BULLFIGHT MANUAL FOR SPECTATORS. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1952. 12mo, 24pp, illustrated. Orig. wrappers. Very good. $25.

 

LEON, Francisco De P. LOS ESMALTES DE URUAPAN. Mexico City: DAPP, 1939. 4to, 123, (5)pp, 52 color plates. Orig. wrappers, fine. $150. ¶ Beautifully printed plates illustrate the brilliant enamels of the Uruapan Indians of Michoacan, fully described in the text.

 

MAYER, Edelmiro. CAMPANA Y GUARNICION. Mexico: Secreteria De Hacienda y Credito Publico, 1972. 8vo, wrappers, nearly fine. $20 ¶ Memories of a military man under the rule of Benito Juarez.

 

(Medina). ROBERTS, Sarah Elizabeth. JOSÉ TORIBIO MEDINA. His Life and Works. Washington, D.C.: Inter-American Biblographical and Library Association, 1941. 8vo, 192pp. Orig. wrappers, chipped, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ First Edition, the fine life and bibliography of the immensely prolific Chilean historian and bibliographer.

 

(Mexican Codex). CODICE CHIMALPOPOCA Anales de Cuauhtitlan y Leyenda del los Soles. Traduccion directa del Nahuatl por el licenciado don Primo Feliciano Velazquez. Mexico: Imprenta Universitaria, 1945. Folio, xxi, 161, (4), 5 + 80 monochrome plates of facsimile. Orig. printed wrappers soiled, very good unopened copy. $300. ¶ FIRST EDITION of this facsimile and study of a very famous historical Aztec codex (not pictorial). Glass p.716.

 

(Mexican Codex). LEON, Nicolas. CODICE SIERRA Traduccion al Español de su Texto Nahuatl y Explicacion de sus Pinturas Jeroglificas. Mexico: Museo Nacional de Arqueologia…, 1933. Folio, 71pp, chromolithographic dedication sheet at front, one monochrome plate in text, and 62 pp of color facsimile (lacking one leaf and one leaf repeated. Orig. printed wrappers, backstrip split, otherwise very good. $400. ¶ Fine quality facsimile of the Aztec Sierra codex. Glass p.640-41. Palau 55991.

 

(Mexico City). COLEGIO DE MINERIA. EL CUIDANO CORONEL JOSE FRANCISCO ROBLES, apoderado General de los Mineros y Director de su Colegio, Suplica a Y. q. asistas los Exámines publicos de Matematicas… Mexico: October 19, 1840. 8vo, 12pp. Full mottled calf, gilt borders, marbled endpapers, orig. wrappers bound in, some marginal staining, signature on title. A very good copy. $150. ¶ Only Edition. A curious little booklet about the series of public examinations which took place at a mining college. The examined subjects included mathematics, physics, chemistry and mineralogy. NUC notes a slightly different 1835 ed. of 11pp.

 

MURPHY, Robet Cushman. BIRD ISLANDS OF PERU. The Record of a Sojourn on the West Coast. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925. 8vo, numerous photographic plates. Orig. lightly worn green cloth, gilt, slight foxing & browning to early leaves, front signature pulled, very good. $80. ¶ First Edition, scarce.

 

NAVARRO, Moises Gonzalez. LA COLINIZACION EN MEXICO. Mexico: Talleres De Impression De Estampillas y Valores, 1960. Large 8vo, wrappers. Jacket worn with small tearing alone head at both to p and bottom. Fair. $20 ¶ Starting with Palacios inquiry into the possibilities of Mexico’s colinization in 1877, Navarro tracks the development of Mexican land division primarily with regards to the United States. Black and white photography illustrates the development along with various charts and tables.

 

[PENA, Ignacio de la]. TRONO MEXICANO, En el Convento de Religiosas Pobres Capuchinas, su Construccion, y adorno en la Insigne Ciudad de Mexico… Madrid: Francisco del Hierro, 1728. 8vo, (24), 333, (6)pp. Quarter calf, gilt back. Shoulder notes occasionally trimmed, worming, otherwise very good. $350. ¶ Sabin 59627. No copy at auction since 1981 ($250.)

 

PENAFIEL, Antonio. NOMBRES GEOGRAFICOS DE MEXICO. CATALOGO ALFABETICO de los los Nombres de Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma "Nahuatl." Estudio Jeroglifico de la Matricula de los Tributos del Codice Mendocino… [with] ARTE MEXICANA compuesta Por el Padre Antonio del Rincon…en Mexico en Casa de Pedro, Balli, 1595. Mexico: La Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. 2 vols bound in 1, 4to, text: 260, (4)pp. Atlas: 2 color title leaves, 39 plates lithographically printed in color. Half morocco, gilt. A very good set. $600. ¶ First Edition of this major source book. The 39 plates contain 462 color facsimiles of glyphs of Aztec cities, states and provinces, mainly from the Codex Mendoza. The text contains descriptions of each glyph by the celebrated Mexican scholar Penafiel, who provides etymology of place names and an analysis of the forms of the glyphs. Eames II, 1084: "The first national gazetteer of ancient Mexico…" Bernal 1921. Glass p.672. Palau 226012. Ramos 3655. Ugarte 305A.

 

(POINTS OF VIEW. Number 4.) LUIS ALBERTO SANCHEZ: THE PRESENCE OF TRADITION. Translation by Angel Flores. Washington, DC: Division of Intellectual Cooperation Pan American Union, 4to, iii, 7pp, mimeographed. Browned, small chips, possibly lacking a back wrapper. $15. ¶ Points of View no. 4.

 

RABANAL, Angel. COPLAS DE MI GUITARRA. Prólogo de Ricardo López Méndez. México City: Editorial Pegasus, 1946. 8vo, 168, (4)pp, 4 full page b&w illus. Printed wrappers, dust jacket, some age toning, otherwise very good in near very good dj.. $35. ¶ First Edition.of a collection of early Mexican ballads, with a very attractive dust jacket design.

 

RAMOS ARIZPE, Miguel. MEMORIA QUE EN CUMPLIMIENTO DEL ARTICULO 120 de la Constitucion Federal de los Estados-Unidos mexcianos. Leyo el Secretario do Estado y del Despacho Universal de Camara de Diputados el dis 3 y en la de Senadores el dia 4 de enero de 1826, sobre los ramos del Ministerio de su Cargo. [Mexico City]: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno en Palacio, [1826]. 4to, (2), 19, (1 blank)pp. Half morocco. Small wormholes throughout, affecting a few letters, 2 marginal tears repaired, edge lightly rubbed, otherwise very good. $600. ¶ First Edition of an important document on the administration of laws in New Mexico and the Californias, issued during a critical period in Southwestern history. Ramos Arizpe reports that new judical districts have been set up in the territories of New Mexico and Upper California and discusses whether new bishoprics should be established in New Mexico and Sonora. Palau 160880 & 160828. California Missions p.8. Not in Sabin.

 

RAMOS MEJIA, Francisco. EL FEDERALISMO ARGENTINO. Fragmentos de la Historia de la Evolucion Argentina. Buenos Ares: La Cultura Argentina, 1915. 8vo, wrappers. Some staining and spotting, small tears along edges of cover. $20 ¶ Ramos Mejia covers the evolution of a country; Argentina.

 

RICKARD, T.A. JOURNEYS OF OBSERVATION. San Francisco: Dewey, 1907. 2 vols in one, imperial 8vo, xvi, 255, frontispiece, 120 b&w illus, vii, 130pp, 71 b&w illus. Gray pictorial cloth, untrimmed, lt.-mod. wear to extremities, mild-light rubbing and soiling to boards, front hinge starting, overall very good. $200. ¶ First Edition of reknowned mining expert Rickard’s Among the Mines of Mexico: Being the record of a journey from New York to Mexico, together with a description of the mining industry of El Oro, Pachuca,and Guanajuato, as observed in October 1905, and Across the San Juan Mountains: Being the account of a ride over the mountainous mining regions of Southwestern Colorado, in September 1902. A beautifully printed volume with cover illustration by Maynard Dixon.

 

RIVERA, Diego; Enrique Gual. 50 YEARS OF THE WORKS OF DIEGO RIVERA. Text by Enrique Gual. Oils-Water Colors. 1900-1950. Mexico: Editorial Fischgrund, (1950). Folio, 11 loose color plates printed on glossy sheets with captions on versos; 3 page introductory text laid-in. Orig. titled dust wrapper pasted-over stiff paper portfolio, interior fold-over flaps taped down at corners, light soiling to margins of a few plates but not affecting images, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition. Scarce portfolio of the Mexican artist’s paintings finely reproduced by Eduardo Casas, accompanied by a brief biography. Incomplete copy, with 11 of 14 plates present.

 

SCHEPPIG, Richard. ANCIENT MEXICANS, Central Americans, Chibchas, and Ancient Peruvians. Compiled and Abstracted by Richard Scheppig New York: D. Appleton, (1874). Folio, 72pp, with two large folding tables. Orig. boards, worn. $125. ¶ A curious work forming part of Herbert Spencer’s Descriptive Sociology. Not in Sabin.

 

SCHOEMBS, Jakob. AZTEKISCHE SCHRIFTSPRACHE. Grammatik (mit Lautlehre), Text und Glossar. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1949. 8vo, 210pp. Orig. printed wrappers, paper browned and fragile, ink signature at front. $35. ¶ First Edition of this grammar, with phonetical texts and parallel translations and a dictionary at the end.

 

STERLING, Christine. OLVERA STREET. Its History and Restoration. Los Angeles: Old Mission Printing Shop, (1933). 8vo, 26pp, incl. illus. Orig. brown wrappers, closed tear to page 7/8, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ First Edition, signed & inscribed (in Spanish) by the author. A history of the Los Angeles street noted for his cultural heritage & victorian architecture. Signed and inscribed (in Spanish) by the author.

 

TOMPKINS, Frank. CHASING VILLA. The Story Behind the Story of Pershing’s Expedition into Mexico. (Harrisburgh, Penn.): Military Service Publishing Co., 1934. 8vo, xx, 270pp, frontispiece portrait, 31 illustrations (most photos). Orig. yellow cloth pictorially blocked in green, maps on endpapers, very good copy with the back panel of the dj laid in. $100. ¶ First Edition of Tompkins’ exciting account of Pershing’s foray into Mexico in search of Pancho Villa in 1916, after Villa’s bloody raid on Columbus, New Mexico. Tompkins himself was in charge of a legendary small force of 29 cavalrymen who pursued 2500 Mexicans under the leadership of the famous bandit. Tompkins’s force killed 75 bandits and captured many horses and supplies without losing a single American soldier — one of the most romantic raids in the history of the United States Cavalry.

 

TORRES, Ramón Mata. PEREGRINACION DEL PEYOTE. (Guadalajara): La Casa de las Artesanias del Gobierno de Jalisco, [ca. 1968]. 8vo, 127pp, 20 photographic plates. Orig. pictorial wrappers, front cover rubbed, otherwise very good. $60. ¶ A fascinating anthropological description of the Fiesta del Toro, Fiesta del Peyote, the Peregrinación a Wirikuta, the Canto de Wirikuta, and the experiences of indigenous peoples with peyote. The photographs probe the most mysterious aspects of these festivals and the use of peyote.

 

ULLOA, Antonio de. NOTICIAS AMERICANAS: Entretenimientos Fisico-Historicos sobre la America Meridionale, y la Septentrional Oriental: Comparacion General de los Territorios, climas y Producciones en las tres Especias Vegetal, Animal y Mineral… Madrid: La Imprenta Real, 1792. 8vo, (16), 342pp. Contemp. vellum (edges damaged), internally a very clean copy. $500. ¶ Second Edition of this interesting work in which Ulloa compares the geography, fauna, flora and minerals of Peru and Ecuador and discusses the customs, religion and language of the Indians and their antiquities. Antonio de Ulloa (1716-95), Spanish admiral and scientist, took part in numerous expeditions to South America, including one to Quito where he participated in La Condamine’s measuring of the meridian. Palau VII, p.83. Sabin 36806.

 

WASSON, R. Gordon. THE WONDROUS MUSHROOM, Mycolatry in Mesoamerica. New York: McGraw-Hill, (1980). Sm. folio, xxv, 248pp, plates, many in color. Green morocco, buckram boards printed in black & green, slipcase. Fine copy in original shipping box. $600. ¶ First Edition, one of 501 copies signed by the author. Wasson’s history of the use of psilocybin mushrooms in Central America from pre-Columbian times to the present. "The Wassons had undertaken their first expedition to the Mazatec country in 1953, but not until 1955 did they succeed in overcoming the shyness and reserve of the Mazatec friends they had managed to make, to the point of being admitted as active participants in a mushroom ceremony. R.Gordon Wasson and his companion, the photographer Allan Richardson, were given sacred mushrooms to eat at the end of June 1955, on the occasion of a nocturnal mushroom ceremony. They thereby became in all likelihood the first outsiders, the first whites, ever permitted to take teonanacatl" (Albert Hofmann).

 

WINSHIP, George Parker. THE PRINTING PRESS IN SOUTH AMERICA. Providence, 1912. 12mo, (2), 13pp, 2 facsimile titles. Half red morocco, gilt title. Very good. $165. ¶ One of 200 copies printed; with the bookplate of The Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company, noting this copy was presented by The Author. Very scarce.

 

WINTER, Nevin O. MEXICO AND HER PEOPLE OF TO-DAY. An Account of the Customs, Characteristics, Amusements, History... Boston: L.C. Page, 1907. 8vo, vii, 405pp, photo illus by the author and C.R. Birt throughout. Half red morocco, gilt backstrip, marbled boards & endpapers. Very handsome copy $75. ¶ First Edition, nicely bound.

 

WYLLIE, Robert Crichton. MEXICO. REPORT ON ITS FINANCES Under the Spanish Government; Since its Independence: and Prospects of their improvements; with Calculations of the Public Debt, Foreign and Domestic... And Remarks on Colonization... London: A.H. Bailey, 1844. 4to, v, (1), 81pp including tables, plus large fold-out table. Full Spanish calf, gilt. Fine. $750. ¶ First Edition of a rare report on Mexico’s economic prospects, intended for holders of Mexican bonds as well as emigrants and merchants trading with Mexico. OCLC notes only 2 copies (Berkeley & Princeton). Not in Sabin, who note the author’s Notes on the Shipping, Trade...of the Hawaiian Islands of 1845.