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Pre-Columbian Cities by  trans Jorge E. Hardoy; Judith Thorne - First English Language Edition - 1973 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Pre-Columbian Cities

by Jorge E. Hardoy; Judith Thorne, trans

Condition: Fine/very good


New York: Walker & Company, 1973. First English Language Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. A fine, first English translation of an important work on the cities and monumental architecture of the Maya, Inca, Toltec, and Olmec. Binding is tight and sound, pages are clean and bright with no tears or markings. Immaculate orange cloth boards with title stamped in black on spine. Very good dust jacket, price-clipped with moderate chipping, curling and closed tears, and one scuff on front. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps and sketches. 602 pp. Large octavo, 7 x 10 inches tall. A scholarly examination of Teotihuacán, Tula, Monte Albán, Uxmal, Chichen Itzá, Tikal, Palenque, Pachacamác and Machu Picchu


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