Tribes and Temples: A Record of the Expedition to Middle America Conducted by The Tulane University of Louisiana in 1925

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Author: Blom, Frans Ferdinand (1893-1963) and Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge II

Year: 1926

Publisher: Tulane University Press

Place: New Orleans

Description:

2 volumes: v+237 pages with 4 maps (some fold out), 6 plates (some in color) and 194 figures (some fold out); iv+[238]-536+[xiii] pages with one folding map, plates, figures, appendices, bibliography and index. Quarto (10 3/4" x 8") issued in green flex boards with gilt lettering to spine and covers. This edition limited to 50 copies on special paper. Middle American Research Institute Publication number one. 1st edition.

A narrative of the authors' expedition into Mesoamerica based on their daily journals. It includes a study by Blom of the geography and archaeology of the Maya area, and La Farge's description of the customs and language of the present-day Maya. Volume 1 takes them from New Orleans to Veracruz and the Mexican Gulf Coast, including the first account of the Olmec site of La Venta, and then through Chiapas and Palenque. Volume 2 starts in Chiapas and takes the authors through the Tzetzal area and into the Chuchuimatanes, Guatemala.

Condition:

Light rubbing to extremities, corners gently bumped else a better than very good set.

SOLD 2011

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