Los Mayas Eternos

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Author: Girard, Rafael Austin

Year: 1962

Publisher: Libro Mex Editores

Place: Mexico City


xiv+493 pages with 250 photographs, 94 drawings in text, 5 maps, tables (one folding) and index. Royal octavo (9" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with brown lettering and pictorials to cover and spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition.

The present volume can be divided into two parts. The first section deals with the ethnography of the present day Maya, concentrating on the religious ceremonies of the Chorti-speaking Mays of eastern Guatemala and western Honduras. The second section is considerably shorter. It discusses the past and present culture of the Mayas, the various calendarical systems, the Pre-Columbian migrations in Mexico and Guatemala and an historical reconstruction of Maya civilization.


Some edge wear, bumped corners, previous owner's stamp to front end paper, some front pages have marginalia. Jacket corners and spine ends chipped, lightly soiled, some edge wear else about very good in a very good jacket.

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