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The Maya: Diego de Landa's Account of the Affairs of Yucatan by  trans Friar Diego De Landa; A. R. Pagden - First Edition, First Printing - 1975 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

The Maya: Diego de Landa's Account of the Affairs of Yucatan

by Friar Diego De Landa; A. R. Pagden, trans

Condition: Fine/near fine

Chicago: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc., 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Fine/near fine. Friar Diego De Landa. A fine first edition, first printing as stated, in a like dust jacket [HAND D80]. Red leatherette boards with gilt title stamped on spine. Dust jacket is original and unclipped, showing only a couple of creases from sitting on the shelf, at the head and tail of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Heavilly illustrated with de Landa's drawings. 191 pp. Large octavo 7 x 9 1/4 inches tall. An important primary source. "Modern scholars regard Landa with a mixture of frustration and admiration. At the same time he wrote his comprehensive work on Mayan culture, his orders to destroy all icons and hieroglyphics obliterated the Mayan language ..., helping to undermine and destroy the civilization he so vividly described. Yet his book, which was not printed until 1864, provided a phonetic alphabet that made it possible to decipher about one-third of the Mayan hieroglyphs, and many of the remainder have since been deciphered." - Britannica

  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 204
  • Title: The Maya: Diego de Landa's Account of the Affairs of Yucatan
  • Author: Friar Diego De Landa; A. R. Pagden, trans
  • Illustrator:Friar Diego De Landa
  • Format/binding:Original cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1975
  • Keywords: Maya, missions, temple, pyramid, Moctezuma, Mexico, glyphs, language, archaeology, anthropology, yucatan, tula, tulum, chichen, aztec, toltec, conquistador, exploration, discovery, americas, pre-columbian
  • Bookseller catalogs: Spanish Conquest;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies);


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