Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Memoirs Volume 1, Numbers 1-6
Author: George Byron Gordon (1870–1927) and Edward H. Thompson
Publisher: Peabody Museum Press
iv+-194. Number 1 Prehistoric Ruins of Copan, Honduras: A Preliminary Report of the Explorations by the Musueum 1891-1895. iv-48 pages figures, plates and appendix; Number 2 Cave of Loltun, Yucatan: Report of Explorations of the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-91. 22 pages with maps, figures and plates; Number 3 The Chultunes of Labna, Yucatan, Report of Explorations by the Museum, 1888-89 and 1890-92 20 pages with figures and plates; Number 4 Researches in the Uloa Valley, Honduras, Report on Exploration by the Museum 1896-97 44 pages with color frontispiece, figures, map and plates; Number 5 Caverns of Copan, Honduras, Report of Explorations by the Museum 1896-97 12 pages with map, figures and plate; Number 6 The Hieroglyphic Stairway Ruins of Copan 38 pages with figures and plates; index bound in front. First edition. Folio (14" x 11 1/2") bound in half leather with black label and gilt lettering to spine over marbled boards. First edition.
The first six numbers of volume I of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Memoirs began a series of publications in larger format in order to provide for larger plates. The Preliminary reports of of the explorations of Copan is intended to give only a general description of the ruins and a summary of the work of several Museum expeditions to Honduras. from 1891 to 1895. The following pages of been complied by field notes by Marshall H Savlle, John G Owens and George Byron Gordon. Previous to the explorations of the Museum, Alfred P Maudsley had carried on extensive researches among the ruins of this remarkable prehistoric city and had begun the publication of his work on the Archaeology of Central America. His elaborate and important work has been continued; and free use of his work has been made use in the continuation of this report.
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