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Last Updated December 5, 2016


1. Antigua Libreria Robredo. Los Chortis Ante el Problema Maya. Historia de las Culturas Indígenas de América, Desde su Oigen Hasta Hoy. Tomo IV (4). Antigua Librería Robledo, Colección Cultura Precolombina, 1949. Softbound covers. Some small tears to the edges. Wear and light soiling to the covers. Volume 4 only in the set. $65.00

2. Antigua Libreria Robredo. Los Chortis Ante el Problema Maya. Historia de las Culturas Indígenas de América, Desde su Origen Hasta Hoy. Tomo V (5). Antigua Librería Robledo, Colección Cultura Precolombina, 1949. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. Light soiling to the covers. Volume 5 only. $65.00

3. Benson, Elizabeth P.. Death and the Afterlife in Pre-Columbian America. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1975. 196 pages. Slight shelf wear to the spine and corners. Ink underlining on 10 pages, and 4 pages have paper clip marks. $19.50

4. Clancy, Flora S. &  Peter D. Harrison. Vision and Revision in Maya Studies. University of New Mexico Press, 1991. 224 pages. Light wear to the spine edges and corners. A clean and tight copy. $11.75

5. de Torquemada, Fray Juan de. Monarquia Indiana. Set of 3 volumes in vellum. Mexico: Salvador Chavez Hayhoe, 1943. 1943 facsimile edition. Set of 3 volumes beautifully bound in vellum, with leather tie strings. The vellum has warped outward at the edges of the bindings, which is almost always the case with vellum. There are a few small rubbed or soiled spots to the edges of the vellum. One of the leather string ties is missing. Overall this has been very nicely preserved.  A beautiful facsimile reproduction of the rare and important first edition. $1250.00

6. Dixon, Keith A.\. Ceramics From Two Preclassic Periods At Chiapa De Corzo Chiapas Mexico. Orinda, California: New World Archaeological Foundation, 1959. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. $15.00

7. Enock, C. Reginald. The Secret of the Pacific: A Discussion of the Origin of the Early Civilisations of America, the Toltecs, Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, and Their Predecessors; and of the Possibilities of Asiatic Influence Thereon. Unwin, 1913. 1913 second impression. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners bumped and rubbed through. A few rubbed spots to the covers. She binding is tight. $48.00

8. Gay, Carlo T.E. Chalcacingo. Int. Scholarly Book Services, 1972. Large vanilla cloth covers show light wear to the spine edges and corners. Overall very good condition. $26.95

9. Hartman, C.V. Archaeological Researches in Costa Rica. Stockholm, Sweden: Ivar Haeggstroms Boktryckeri, 1901. Beautifully bound in full vellum. There are some soiled spots to the vellum, as is usually the case with this material. There is also slight warpage outward of the covers, which is also usually the case with vellum. Some wear to the edges of the spine and corners. The binding is tight and the text block is sound and tightly bound. Complete with 195 pages followed by 87 four-page plates. A large and beautiful archaeological book and an important early contribution to the field. This is a very nice copy. Note: international or expedited shipping will be quite a bit extra, as this is an extremely large and heavy book. $525.00

10. Houston, Stephen D. THE DYNASTIC SEQUENCE OF DOS PILAS, GUATEMALA. San Francisco: Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute, 1985. 29 pages. Softbound covers show some wear to the edges. This is monograph number #1 of the Pre-Colombian Art Research Institute. $15.00

11. Juan, De Cordoba. VOCABULARIO CASTELLANO-ZAPOTECO. Facsimile of 1578 Edition. Mexico: Instituto Nacional De Antropologia E Historia, 1942. Thick softbound covers. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Some dark to the edges of the spine. As a facsimile of the 1578 original edition. $95.00

12. Markham, Clements R. The Incas of Peru. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1912. 443 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. The top edge of the text block has some darkening. Binding is tight. $12.50

13. Menzel, Dorothy. The Archaeology of Ancient Peru and the Work of Max Uhle. R. H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 1977. 135 pages. Softbound covers show quite a bit of wear and a few scuffs to the spine edges and corners. The text has 10 pages of underlining in ink. The binding is tight. Aully illustrated. $8.95

14. Perez de Barradas, Jose. Arqueologica Agustiniana: Excavaciones Archeologicas Realizadas de Marzo a Diciembre de 1937. Bogota, Colombia: Bibliotecha de Cultura Colombiana, 1943. Large green stiff paper covers. The text block is cracked in the middle, resulting in the book starting to split in half. It is still holding together, but does have this major flaw. There are a few chips to the edges of the paper spine and slight discoloration to portions of the covers. Beautifully illustrated with dozens of black-and-white photographic plates at the end of the book. $75.00

15. Schele, Linda &  Jeffrey H. Miller. The Mirror, the Rabbit, and the Bundle: Accession Expressions from the Classic Maya Inscriptions. Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service, 1983. 99 pages. Blue softbound covers show wear to the edges. There is a crease to the front cover and a few small stains on the covers. $25.00

16. Stuart, George E. A Maya Wooden Figure From Belize. Together with "Nights Errand: A Look at Wayward Lords of the Night", and "The Weavers in the Codices". Center for Maya Research, 1999. 50 pages. Softbound covers. Light wear to the edges. A clean and tight copy. Three titles combined into one book. $35.00

17. Taube, Karl A. A Representation of the Principal Bird Deity in the Paris Codex.  Center for Maya Research, 1987. 24 pages. Large softbound covers with stapled binding. Light wear to the edges. A clean and tight copy. $26.50

18. Weiant, C.W. An Introduction to the Ceramics of Tres Zapotes Veracruz, Mexico. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Officek, 1943. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. A clean and tight copy of the 1943 printing. $10.00

19. Willard, Theodore A. The Lost Empires of the Itzaes and Mayas: An American Civilization, Contemporary with Christ, Which Rivaled the Culture of Egypt. Arthur H. Clark Company, 1933. 449 pages. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners.  The corners are slightly rubbed through. A clean and tight copy. $22.50

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