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Yucatan Before and After the Conquest by  trans Friar Diego De Landa; Wm. Gates - Hardcover - Second Edition - 1937 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 203)

Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

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Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

by Friar Diego De Landa; Wm. Gates, trans

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Baltimore: The Maya Society, 1937. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Friar Diego De Landa. A very good - second edition [HAND D83], with solid, sturdy binding and cover. Original blue cloth boards with gilt stamping and Maya Society crest in gilt. The blue cloth is showing heavy spotting on the spine and front cover, and the top front corner is bumped. Pages toned, top edge darkened. Former owner's bookplate. Laid in with a staplebound pamphlet for "Publications in the Field of Archaeology, Anthropology, etc. issued by the Carnegie Institute of Washington... May 1937." Heavily illustrated, includes maps and related documents. 142 pp. Octavo, 6 x 10 inches tall. An important primary source, scarce in this edition "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

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
203
Title
Yucatan Before and After the Conquest
Author
Friar Diego De Landa; Wm. Gates, trans
Illustrator
Friar Diego De Landa
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Second Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Maya Society
Place of Publication
Baltimore
Date Published
1937
Keywords
Maya, missions, temple, pyramid, Mexico, glyphs, language, archaeology, anthropology, yucatan, tula, tulum, chichen, aztec, toltec, conquistador, exploration, discovery, americas, pre-columbian
Bookseller catalogs
Spanish Conquest;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA, ABAA, ILAB

Member, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on the Maya, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.

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