Sign In | Register
Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio). by  trans Fray Bernardino De Sahagun; Howard F. Cline - First Edition - 1993 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio).

by Fray Bernardino De Sahagun; Howard F. Cline, trans

Condition: Very good +

Norman, OK: University of of Oklahoma Press, 1993. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +. Bernardino De Sahagun. Very good+. Purple cloth boards on front with blue quarter cloth binding and blue cloth on back cover. Two corners bumped (not rubbed). Fading to cover has left a book-size darker rectangle of the purple cloth. Gold title stamping and warrior on cover. Purple end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Full color facsimile of Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio). On gloss paper. Interior pages clean and bright, top edge soiled in two small spots. Folio, 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches tall. Sahagún is perhaps best known as the compiler of the Historia general de las cosas de la Nueva España (in English): General History of the Things of New Spain (hereinafter referred to as Historia General). The most famous extant manuscript of the Historia General is the Florentine Codex. [wikipedia]. The Codice Matritense del Real Palacio is the oldest codex of the Historia General. "...all of the Florentine Codex's 26 deities have their counterparts in the Primeros Memoriales. The Primeros Memoriales represents an earlier stage in Sahagún's work and is closer to native pictorial traditions in that it maintains the primacy of the visual image over the text. The images were drawn before the text was copied and are more true to the Pre-Colombian canon." --- Emily Floyd, Tulane University
  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 259
  • Title: Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio).
  • Author: Fray Bernardino De Sahagun; Howard F. Cline, trans
  • Illustrator: Bernardino De Sahagun
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0806125330
  • ISBN 13: 9780806125336
  • Publisher: University of of Oklahoma Press
  • Place: Norman, OK
  • Date published: 1993
  • Keywords: florentine codex, nuahtl, aztec, conquest, conquistador, new spain, nueva espana, histori general, americas, explorers, indigenous, first peoples, historia general, pre-columbian
  • Bookseller catalogs: Latin America & Mexico;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico;


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
A folio usually indicates a large book size of 15" in height or larger when used in the context of a book description....[more]
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases...[more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
Marginalia, in brief, are notes written in the margins, or beside the text of a book by a previous owner.  This is very...[more]
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.


$3.99 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

The Importance of Dust Jackets

The Importance of Dust Jackets

Is the dust jacket of a book worth holding on to? Consider its form, its function, and its beauty. Learn more about dust jackets and their importance to your collection.

What is a professional bookseller, and how do I become one?

What is a professional bookseller?

Just about anyone can sell a book, but a professional bookseller knows the ins and outs of the rare book trade. Learn more!