The Codex Magiabechiano and the Lost Prototype of the Magliabechinao Group

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Author: Boone, Elizabeth Hill and Zelia Nuttal

Year: 1983

Publisher: University of California Press

Place: Berkeley


2 volumes: Magliabechiano: xiv+250pp with 28 figures, 20 tables, bibliography and index; Ancient Mexicans: xix+92pp facsimile of the codex first published by the University of California in 1903. Oblong octavo (7" x 9 3/4") issued in brown with pictorial to covers and black lettering to spine. 1st thus.

The Codex Magliabechiano has been a crucial document for students of pre-Hispanic, Centrall Mexico because it contains a wealth of pictorial and textual information on native gods, rites, customs and calenars. Created around the middle of the sixteenth century, the codex is one of the earliest ethnohistoric sources available and has thus been know and used by specialists since its discovery in the nineteenth century. That the Magliabechiano manuscript is the most accurate existing copy of an even earlier pictorial manuscript both adds to its importance and clarifies some of its internal incosistencies. The codex can be accurately used only whne it relation to its prototype is understood.


Slipcase lightly soiled. A very good copy in like slipcase.

SOLD 2016

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