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Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization
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Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization

By Joyce Marcus

Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Near fine. Very good first edition. Dumbarton Oaks: "Trustees for Harvard University." Green cloth boards with foil titling on spine. Cream endpapers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Pages and covers clean and bright. Book is very mildly cocked. Illustrated with black and white photos, graphs, maps, and drawings. 203 pp. Octavo, 8 x 10 1/2 inches tall.

$20.00

Deciphering the Maya Script

By David H. Kelley

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982. Third Printing. Original cloth. Near fine. Very good+ third printing. Olive green cloth boards. Head and tail of spine folded and mildly rubbed. White endpapers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Edges toned, interior pages clean and bright. Alll foldouts present. Heavily illustrated with drawings, plates, maps, tables, figures. 334 pp. including index.

$50.00

The Murals of Bonampak
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The Murals of Bonampak

By Mary Ellen Miller

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Near fine/near fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Russet cloth boards. White end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge, no other markings. Binding sound, square, and sturdy. Foxing top edge, interior pages clean and bright. Sunning to spine edge of dust jacket. 176 pp. followed by 63 pp. plates, many in color. Also illustrated with 53 figures and drawings. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.

$200.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 5, Part 1: Xultun

By Eric von Euw

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 57 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 6, Part 1, Tonina

By Peter Mathews

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 63 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 1, Introduction to the Corpus

By Ian Graham

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Fading to back cover and spine from exposure. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near binding on title page. Top edge toned. No tears, folds creases to cover or pages. Interior pages are clean and bright, save for one page with pencilled marginalia. Illustrated with tables and photos. 62 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall. Scope: all... except codices and pottery vessels....Thus, inscriptions on jade, shell, bone, wood, stucco, and painted walls are taken to fall within the purview of the Corpus, in addition to those carved in stone, which form the largest category." pg. 1:7

$65.00

Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica, Parts 1 and 2. [Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volumes 2 and 3]
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Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica, Parts 1 and 2. [Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volumes 2 and 3]

By Gordon R. Willey; Robert Wauchope

London: University of Texas Press, 1965. First Edition. Original cloth. Very good. Orange cloth boards with black and silver titling on spine. Corners, head and tail of spine mildly rubbed. On Part One, binding beginning to pull away at headband. Part two has tiny ink marks on dust jacket and first free endpaper. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jackets price clipped, sunning, some rubbing and showing wear at top and bottom of dust jacket. Brown paper dust jacket, which has offset and toned the end papers on both volumes. Illustrated with photos, table, graphs, drawings and plates. Quarto, 7 1/2 x 11 inches tall. 560; 524 pp.

$60.00

Monuments and Inscriptions of Tikal: The Carved Monuments (University Museum Monograph 44, Tikal Report No. 33, Part A)
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Monuments and Inscriptions of Tikal: The Carved Monuments (University Museum Monograph 44, Tikal Report No. 33, Part A)

By Christopher Jones; Linton Satterthwaite

Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Very good +. A very good+, signed, first printing. Blue cloth boards with gold foil title stamping on cover and spine. Bump to front top corner. Parchment end papers. Dr. Jones' signature on half-title. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near binding on title page. Foxing all edges, half-title, and on title page. All fold outs present. 137 pp. [followed by 112 pp. figures]. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.

$325.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 2, Part 3: Ixkun, Ucanal, Ixtutz, Naranjo

By Ian Graham

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 54 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 3, Part 1: Yaxchilan

By Ian Graham; Eric von Euw

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine and line along top of cover mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 61 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 4, Part 1, Itzimte, Pixoy, Tzum

By Eric von Euw

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 67 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Maya sculpture: from the Southern Lowlands, the Highlands and Pacific Piedmont ; Guatemala, México, Honduras
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Maya sculpture: from the Southern Lowlands, the Highlands and Pacific Piedmont ; Guatemala, México, Honduras

By Merle Greene; Robert L Rands; John A Graham

Berkeley: Lederer, Street & Zeus, 1972. First Edition. Original cloth. Very good +/near fine. Merle Greene. Very good+ presumed first edition, no additional printings noted. Yellow cloth boards, no bumping or rubbing to cloth. Map endpapers. Toning at hinges. Spotting to fore edge, interior pages clean and bright. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with hundreds of full page plates of stone rubbings by Merle Greene. 432 pp. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. Rubbings of stelae, tablets and other Maya art and artifacts.

$20.00

A Consideration of the Early Classic Period in the Maya Lowlands; Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, State University of New York, Publication No. 10
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A Consideration of the Early Classic Period in the Maya Lowlands; Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, State University of New York, Publication No. 10

By Gordon R. Willey; Peter Mathews

Albany, NY: Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, State University of New York, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. Very good +. A very good+ first printing. Blue paper wraps with Maya glyph bottom right. Binding is sound, pages intact and unmarked. Sunning to spine and cover faded, not affecting titling. Illustrated in black and white. 195 pp. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.

$45.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 3, Part 2: Yaxchilan

By Ian Graham

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine and line along top of cover mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 63 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Archaeological Investigations at Dzibilnocac, Campeche, Mexico. Papers of the New World Archaeological Foundation No. 33
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Archaeological Investigations at Dzibilnocac, Campeche, Mexico. Papers of the New World Archaeological Foundation No. 33

By Fred W. Nelson, Jr.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. Very good +. Very good+ first printing. In orginal wraps, front cover showing toning at sides. Front top corner is bumped. Foldout intact and fine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Otherwise interior pages are clean, bright and unmarked. 142 pp. Octavo, 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches tall.

$45.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 2, Part 1: Naranjo

By Ian Graham; Eric von Euw

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near binding on title page. No tears, folds creases to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 64 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio).
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Primeros Memoriales (Codice Matritense del Real Palacio).

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

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

$250.00

The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame
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The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame

By E. Michael Whittington, ed.

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Near fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Blue cloth-patterned paper boards, Embossed T&H device on cover, gold titling on spine. Bumped at head and tail of spine. Russet end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Binding tight, square and strong. In a near fine dust jacket showing mild curling at top and bottom. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 323 illustrations, 171 in color. 288 pp. including index. Quarto, 9 x 12 inches tall. The world's first team sports were invented in Mexico by the Olmec, circa 1800 B.C. Played with balls made from the indigenous rubber plants, the games shared some aspects of basketball, football and soccer and were a vital part of Mesoamerican society, through the Mayan civilization until the Spanish forbade them in the 16th century. In The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame, editor E. Michael Whittington, curator of pre-Columbian and African art at North Carolina's Mint Museum, displays 323 photographs (171 in color) of numerous artistic and textual representations of such games, including the Mayan creation myth, the Popol Vuh. Various scholars discuss mythic games between humans and gods, the human sacrifices that followed certain games, the ball court of Aztec capital Tenochtitlan now buried under Mexico City and other fascinating details about the Mesoamerican jock set. --- Publishers Weekly

$30.00

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions: Volume 2, Part 2: Naranjo, Chunhuitz, Xunantunich

By Ian Graham; Eric von Euw

Cambridge: Harvard University; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A near fine first printing. In original stiff, vibrant red paper wraps, with titling in gold on cover and spine. Spine mildly sunned. From the private library of Larry Southwick. No tears, folds, creases or markings to cover or pages. Top edge toned. Interior pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photos. 58 pp. Folio, 12 x 15 inches tall.

$65.00

Conquest of New Spain: 1585 Revision. Reproductions of  Boston Public Library Manuscript and the Carlos Maria de Bustamante 1840 edition.
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Conquest of New Spain: 1585 Revision. Reproductions of Boston Public Library Manuscript and the Carlos Maria de Bustamante 1840 edition.

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

Salt Lake City: University of of Utah Press, 1989. First Thus. Cloth. Fine. Fine. Yellow cloth boards with brown title stamping. Facsimile of Spanish language copies of Sahagun's monumental work, with an English translation. 1672 pp. Thick octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall, 2 inches thick. 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. It is a codex consisting of 2400 pages organized into twelve books, with approximately 2,500 illustrations drawn by native artists using both native and European techniques. The alphabetic text is bilingual in Spanish and Nahuatl on opposing folios, and the pictorials should be considered a third kind of text. It documents the culture, religious cosmology (worldview), ritual practices, society, economics, and history of the Aztec people, and in Book 12 gives an account of the conquest of Mexico from the Tenochtitlan-Tlatelolco point of view. In the process of putting together the Historia general, Sahagún pioneered new methods for gathering ethnographic information and validating its accuracy. The Historia general has been called "one of the most remarkable accounts of a non-Western culture ever composed," and Sahagún has been called the father of American ethnography." ---wikipedia Sabin notes that Bustamante may have taken editorial liberties with his 1840 edition. This work is Book XXII in the aforementioned Historia General.

$60.00

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