Charnay, Desire >>
Title Ancient Cities of the New World, the : Being Voyages and Explorations in Mexico and Central America from 1857-1882
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Publisher N. Y. : Harper & Brothers; 1888
Seller ID 16761
562 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, dark steel-blue cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine, red and silver and gilt illustration of ancient Toltec or Mayan sculptured pottery face on front, [xlvi] + 514 + 2 pages, about 220 illustrations and diagrams in text, large fold-out map of Toltec Migrations in southern Mexico. ; Written by Désiré Charnay (1828-1915) who explored Mexico 1857-1861, 1880-1883, making both anthropological and archaeological investigations. Translated from the French by Mrs. J. Gonino and Helen Stevens Conant. Originally published 1884. This English edition copyright 1887, published 1888. Expedition financed by Pierre Lorillard IV of New York. Book introduced by Allen Thorndike Rice. ; Overall a beautiful book. Cloth is chipped at heel, worn at tips. No other defects. No marks or writing. Binding tight.