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Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America,: CATHERWOOD, Frederick (1799-1854)

CATHERWOOD, Frederick (1799-1854)

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Item Description: F. Catherwood, London, 1844. Folio. (21 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches). Chromolithographed title by Owen Jones printed in red, blue, and gold, 1 lithographic map printed in red and black, 25 tinted lithographic plates after Catherwood. Publisher's green morocco-backed moiré cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt 'Catherwood's Views / in Central America / Chiapas and Yucatan' on upper cover, flat spine titled in gilt, yellow endpapers "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" (Von Hagen). This beautiful and rare plate book was printed in an edition of 300 copies. It is seldom found in presentable condition, and is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudslay at the turn of the century, this was the greatest record of Mayan iconography. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. The Views was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York titlepages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. The beautiful titlepage was executed by Owen Jones. Three hundred sets were produced, most of them tinted, as in the present copy (there is a coloured issue on card stock, which is exceedingly rare). The views depict monuments and buildings at Copan, Palenque, Uxmal, Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and several scattered sights. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise, but neither lived to enjoy it long. Stephens died in 1852 of malaria contracted in Colombia, and Catherwood went down on a steamship in the North Atlantic in 1854. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" (Aldous Huxley). Sabin 11520; Tooley (1954) 133 (gives a list of the plates); Von Hagen, Search for the Maya , pp. 320-24; Palau 50290; Groce & Wallace, p.115; cf. Hill 263. Not in Abbey. Bookseller Inventory # 15972

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Catherwood, Frederick:

Published by London: F. Catherwood, 1844. (1844)

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Item Description: London: F. Catherwood, 1844., 1844. [2],24pp. plus chromolithographed title by Owen Jones printed in red, blue, and gold; lithographic map printed in red and black; and twenty-five tinted lithographic plates after Catherwood. Folio. Publisher's half green morocco and moiré cloth boards, titled in gilt "Catherwood's Views / in Central America / Chiapas and Yucatan" at center of upper cover, titled in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Very good. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" - Von Hagen. This beautiful and rare plate book was printed in an edition of 300 copies. It is seldom found in presentable condition, and it is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudslay at the turn of the century, this was the greatest record of Mayan iconography. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN and INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. Catherwood's VIEWS was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York titlepages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. The beautiful titlepage was executed by Owen Jones. Three hundred sets were produced, most of them tinted, as in the present copy (there is a colored issue on card stock, which is exceedingly rare). The views depict monuments and buildings at Copan, Palenque, Uxmal, Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and several scattered sights. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise, but neither lived to enjoy it long. Stephens died in 1852 of malaria contracted in Colombia, and Catherwood went down on a steamship in the North Atlantic in 1854. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist- archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" - Aldous Huxley. Not in Abbey. PALAU 50290. SABIN 11520. TOOLEY 133 (gives a lit of the plates). Von Hagen, SEARCH FOR THE MAYA, pp.320-24. GROCE & WALLACE, p.115. HILL 263 (ref). Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 35603C

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Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America,: CATHERWOOD, Frederick

CATHERWOOD, Frederick

Published by New York Bartlett and Welford (1844)

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Item Description: New York Bartlett and Welford, 1844. Catherwood's Landmark "Views of Ancient Monuments" CATHERWOOD, Frederick. Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844. First edition, one of three-hundred copies. Folio (21 x 14 1/4 inches; 533 x 361 mm.) [2], 24 pp. With the chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, lithographed map, twenty-six lithographs on twenty-five plates, and original paper guards. Publishers quarter green morocco over green cloth. Front board and spine lettered in gilt. Minor dampstain to upper right margin of title page and first four plates, not affecting image. Some moderate foxing to first five plates, but after that, foxing is light. Edges and corners of boards slightly chipped. Covers with a few spots and some light soiling. Back board with a few scratches. Overall a very good copy. Catherwood's Views of Ancient Monuments is very rare at market. The work comprises Catherwood's selection of the best and most interesting views of ancient Mesoamerican ruins, transferred to stone by some of the foremost lithographers of their day. The work was published in both New York (by Bartlett and Welford) and London, and originally priced at 5 pounds for an uncolored edition as this. English architect and artist Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) accompanied American explorer John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) on two journeys totaling more than 3,000 miles to forty-four archaeological sites in Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan between 1839 and 1841. Stephens himself published two very successful accounts of the travels in 1841 and 1843 (both two volumes, octavo, with plates after Catherwood). Hill 263. Palau 50290. Sabin 11520. Tooley 133. HBS 64902. $56,500. Bookseller Inventory # 64902

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Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America,: CATHERWOOD, Frederick

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Item Description: New York Bartlett and Welford, 1844. Catherwood's Landmark Views of Ancient Monuments Complete with Twenty-Five Plates CATHERWOOD, Frederick. Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844. First edition, one of three-hundred copies. Folio (21 x 14 1/4 inches; 533 x 361 mm.) [2], 24 pp. With the chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, lithographed map, twenty-six lithographs on twenty-five plates, and original paper guards. Contemporary half red morocco over red cloth, professionally rebacked retaining original spine. Spine with raised bands lettered and tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers (nonpareil patten), all edges gilt. New tissue guards inserted alongside original paper guards. Several of the originals with Japanese paper repair. Some foxing throughout (though much less than usually seen), especially to margins. Dark stains to front and back boards. Fore-edge marginal restoration to title-page and plates 20, 22, and 24. Overall a very good copy housed in a grey cloth clamshell case with gilt lettering piece on spine. Catherwood's Views of Ancient Monuments is very rare at market, and often considerably more foxed than this copy. The work comprises Catherwood's selection of the best and most interesting views of ancient Mesoamerican ruins, transferred to stone by some of the foremost lithographers of their day. The work was published in both New York (by Bartlett and Welford) and London, and originally priced at 5 pounds for an uncolored edition as this. English architest and artist Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) accompanied American explorer John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852) on two journeys totalling more than 3,000 miles to forty-four archaeological sites in Honduras, Guatemala, and the Yucatan between 1839 and 1841. Stephens himself published two very succesful accounts of the travels in 1841 and 1843 (both two volumes, octavo, with plates after Catherwood). Hill p. 47. Palau 50290. Sabin 11520. Tooley 133 (London). HBS 67005. $55,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67005

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Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854)

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Item Description: Grass Valley, California: 1851-52, 1851. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) Study of California Pine and Sequoia Tree Grass Valley, California: 1851-52 Pencil drawing An early 19th-century lifelong world traveler, Frederick Catherwood was active in England, Central America, New York City and San Francisco during the early days of the Gold Rush. Of Scottish heritage, Catherwood was born in London, England in 1799 to a prosperous family. He worked as an apprentice architect and then studied at the Royal Academy in the 1820s, then completed his formal education in architecture at Oxford University. Although his training was in architecture, he decided his real passion in life was for art, especially images from his many travels of the sites of ancient cultures. Early in his career, Catherwood traveled up the Nile River as an expedition artist in 1824 with Englishman Robert Hay, and the expedition is credited with laying the foundations for Egyptian archeology. Catherwood later explored Central American jungles and visited Mayan ruins with fellow explorer John Lloyd Stephens in two trips between 1839 and 1841. From these explorations, Catherwood published 25 lithographs, a map, with text from over 200 original drawings, sepias, and watercolors in Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. At the height of the California Gold Rush in 1850 Catherwood moved to San Francisco and was appointed as an engineer on the first projected railway in California, the Benecia-Marysville Railroad. This study of a sequoia trees was drawn at Grass Valley (Nevada County), most likely while Catherwood was working as a railroad engineer. No other drawings, apart from the drawings from this set, from Catherwood’s time in California (1850-52) appear to have survived. By 1853, Catherwood had left California. He died on September 20, 1854, after a French vessel rammed the boat on which he was sailing from Liverpool to the United States. Bookseller Inventory # F00601c

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Item Description: Grass Valley, California: 1851-52, 1851. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854) Study of California Pine and Sequoia Tree Grass Valley, California: 1851-52 Pencil drawing An early 19th-century lifelong world traveler, Frederick Catherwood was active in England, Central America, New York City and San Francisco during the early days of the Gold Rush. Of Scottish heritage, Catherwood was born in London, England in 1799 to a prosperous family. He worked as an apprentice architect and then studied at the Royal Academy in the 1820s, then completed his formal education in architecture at Oxford University. Although his training was in architecture, he decided his real passion in life was for art, especially images from his many travels of the sites of ancient cultures. Early in his career, Catherwood traveled up the Nile River as an expedition artist in 1824 with Englishman Robert Hay, and the expedition is credited with laying the foundations for Egyptian archeology. Catherwood later explored Central American jungles and visited Mayan ruins with fellow explorer John Lloyd Stephens in two trips between 1839 and 1841. From these explorations, Catherwood published 25 lithographs, a map, with text from over 200 original drawings, sepias, and watercolors in Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. At the height of the California Gold Rush in 1850 Catherwood moved to San Francisco and was appointed as an engineer on the first projected railway in California, the Benecia-Marysville Railroad. This study of a sequoia trees was drawn at Grass Valley (Nevada County), most likely while Catherwood was working as a railroad engineer. No other drawings, apart from the drawings from this set, from Catherwood’s time in California (1850-52) appear to have survived. By 1853, Catherwood had left California. He died on September 20, 1854, after a French vessel rammed the boat on which he was sailing from Liverpool to the United States. Bookseller Inventory # F00602c

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CATHERWOOD, Frederick (1799-1854)

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Item Description: F. Catherwood, London, 1844. Hand coloured tinted lithograph, after Catherwood, trimmed to the image and mounted on card as issued, ink ruled border and ink manuscript plate number in the lower right corner. Imagee size: 10 7/8 x 15 inches; card size: 17 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches. A fine image from the extraordinarily rare hand-coloured issue of this highly important work: "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" (Von Hagen). Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudsley at the turn of the century, Catherwood's Views was the greatest record of Mayan iconography and a primary visual record of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. The Views was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York title pages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan . These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise. Of Catherwood, Huxley writes: "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor." Three hundred copies of the work were produced. Most copies are the standard issue, containing tinted lithographed plates. A much more limited number were issued in the present deluxe format: with the plates expertly hand-coloured, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card stock in imitation of the original watercolours. Very few such deluxe copies have appeared on the market in the last quarter century, with the most recent portfolio selling for $120,000 (Christie's New York, 5 December 2006). This intriguing image shows the natives hard at work clearing the trees that had covered the ancient Mayan temple and Frederick Catherwood measuring the temple with an assistant. The man to the left of the temple with his back to the viewer is probably John Lloyd Stephens. Tulum is on the seacoast, near Cancún. Groce & Wallace, p.115; Hill [2004] 263; Palau 50290; Sabin 11520; Tooley (1954) 133; Von Hagen, Search for the Maya , pp. 320-24. Not in Abbey. Bookseller Inventory # 29064

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CATHERWOOD, Frederick (1799-1854)

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Item Description: F. Catherwood, London, 1844. Hand coloured tinted lithograph, after Catherwood, trimmed to the image and mounted on card as issued, ink ruled border and ink manuscript plate number in the lower right corner. Top image: 7 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches; bottom image: 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches; mounted on a card: 21 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches. A fine image from the extraordinarily rare hand-coloured issue of this highly important work: "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" (Von Hagen). Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudsley at the turn of the century, Catherwood's Views was the greatest record of Mayan iconography and a primary visual record of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. The Views was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York title pages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan . These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise. Of Catherwood, Huxley writes: "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor." Three hundred copies of the work were produced. Most copies are the standard issue, containing tinted lithographed plates. A much more limited number were issued in the present deluxe format: with the plates expertly hand-coloured, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card stock in imitation of the original watercolours. Very few such deluxe copies have appeared on the market in the last quarter century, with the most recent portfolio selling for $120,000 (Christie's New York, 5 December 2006). Palenque was a large Maya city state in present-day Chiapas, Mexico. The city, which flourished during the 7th century, was inhabited from about 220 BC to 799 AD, over a thousand years. Groce & Wallace, p.115; Hill [2004] 263; Palau 50290; Sabin 11520; Tooley (1954) 133; Von Hagen, Search for the Maya , pp. 320-24. Not in Abbey. Bookseller Inventory # 29062

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Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America,: Frederick Catherwood, Architect

Frederick Catherwood, Architect

Published by Barre Publishers, Barre, MA (1965)

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Item Description: Barre Publishers, Barre, MA, 1965. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Frederick Catherwood (illustrator). An all-but-immaculate copy of this 1965 re-issue of Frederick Catherwood's landmark 1844 "views of ancient monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan". The 1965 facsimile is in its own right a thing of beauty and quite sought after, only 500 copies having been issued by the publisher. Except for the slightest trace of light scuffing to the front panel of the publisher's elegant box (measuring 21 1/2" tall), the portfolio is as new. Frederick Catherwood's 25 remarkable chromolithographed plates are in pristine condition, as is the "outline map of Central America & Yucatan" and the accompanying caption booklet (housed in the front pastedown), giving context to and detailed description of each plate. Bookseller Inventory # 13094

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CATHERWOOD, Frederick (1799-1854)

Published by Published by Vizetely Brothers & Co, London (1844)

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Item Description: Published by Vizetely Brothers & Co, London, 1844. Tinted lithograph. This beautiful and rare lithograph is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" Von Hagen. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveler and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the series of larger lithographs. The Views. was produced in London, where Catherwood recruited Andrew Picken to translate his originals onto stone. Three hundred copies were produced. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" (Aldous Huxley). Las Monjas (the nunnery) at Uxmal was named by the Spanish, who were reminded by the layout and care to detail of Spanish cloisters. It may have been a Mayan place of worship,possibly a cemetery. It is comprised of a quadrangle, perfectly proportioned, and embellished with sculpted friezes rich in Mayan religious imagery. Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city, in present-day Yucatan, Mexico is in the town of Santa Elena. Sabin 11520; Tooley 133 (gives a list of the plates); Von Hagen, Frederick Catherwood (1950), pp.91-95; Palau 50290; Groce & Wallace, p.115; Hill, p.47. Bookseller Inventory # 28796

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Item Description: Published by Vizetely Brothers & Co, London, 1844. Tinted lithograph. This beautiful and rare lithograph is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" Von Hagen. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveler and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the series of larger lithographs. The Views. was produced in London, where Catherwood recruited Andrew Picken to translate his originals onto stone. Three hundred copies were produced. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" (Aldous Huxley). This image depcits the entrance to a Mayan temple at Uxmal, a large, ancient Mayan city in Yucatan, Mexico. Uxmal flourished from about 700 to 1100 AD. Sabin 11520; Tooley 133 (gives a list of the plates); Von Hagen, Frederick Catherwood (1950), pp.91-95; Palau 50290; Groce & Wallace, p.115; Hill, p.47. Bookseller Inventory # 28797

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Item Description: Published by Vizetely Brothers & Co, London, 1844. Tinted lithograph, two views on one sheet. This beautiful and rare lithograph is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" Von Hagen. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveler and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the series of larger lithographs. The Views. was produced in London, where Catherwood recruited Andrew Picken to translate his originals onto stone. Three hundred copies were produced. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist-archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" (Aldous Huxley). Palenque was a large Maya city state in present-day Chiapas, Mexico. The city, which flourished during the 7th century, was inhabited from about 220 BC to 799 AD, over a thousand years. Sabin 11520; Tooley 133 (gives a list of the plates); Von Hagen, Frederick Catherwood (1950), pp.91-95; Palau 50290; Groce & Wallace, p.115; Hill, p.47. Bookseller Inventory # 28795

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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan.: John L Stephens

John L Stephens

Published by Harper and Bros., New York (1843)

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Item Description: Harper and Bros., New York, 1843. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Frederick Catherwood (illustrator). 73 of Catherwood's superb engravings of the ruins of the Yucatan from the first edition, published in 1843. Print sizes are approximately 4 1/2 by 7 inches. Included are the two folding frontpieces and a map of the Yucatan.The plates, all matted, are fresh and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 000131

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Stephens, John L.

Published by JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street, London, UK 1843 (1843)

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Item Description: JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street, London, UK 1843, 1843. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 120 Engravings & Illustgrations by Frederick.Catherwood (illustrator). First English Edition. TWO Volume Set: Vol.1, 17-chp & 459 pages. Vol.2, 25-chp & 478 pages. BOOKS are in VERY GOOD CONDITION . Books have a previous owner's name on the inside cover, light wear at top & bottom of both spines and lightly bumped corners, Books have black boards with, gold lettering on spines and lightly soiled. Light foxing on pages which does not effect the written text of the books. Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 14, Charing Cross, London England. Each volume has a fold-out plate after front end page. No Marbeled end pages. Only plain white end pages. Previous owner was Archibald Roxburgh. Size: 6"x 9". Signed: A. Roxburgh 1844. Rare Book. Bookseller Inventory # 015335

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Stephens, John L.

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Item Description: JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street, London, UK 1843, 1843. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 120 Engravings & Illustgrations by Frederick.Catherwood (illustrator). First English Edition. TWO Volume Set: Vol.1, 17-chp & 459 pages. Vol.2, 25-chp & 478 pages. BOOKS are in VERY GOOD CONDITION . Books have a previous owner's name on the inside cover, light wear at top & bottom of both spines and lightly bumped corners, Books have black boards with, gold lettering on spines and lightly soiled. Light foxing on pages which does not effect the written text of the books. Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 14, Charing Cross, London England. Each volume has a fold-out plate after front end page. No Marbeled end pages. Only plain white end pages. Previous owner was Archibald Roxburgh. Size: 6"x 9". Signed: A. Roxburgh 1844. Rare Book. Bookseller Inventory # 015336

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Stephens, John L.

Published by JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street, London, UK 1843 (1843)

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Item Description: JOHN MURRAY, Albemarle Street, London, UK 1843, 1843. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 120 Engravings & Illustgrations by Frederick.Catherwood (illustrator). First English Edition. TWO Volume Set: Vol.1, 17-chp & 459 pages. Vol.2, 25-chp & 478 pages. BOOKS are in VERY GOOD CONDITION . Books have a previous owner's name on the inside cover, light wear at top & bottom of both spines and lightly bumped corners, Books have black boards with, gold lettering on spines and lightly soiled. Light foxing on pages which does not effect the written text of the books. Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 14, Charing Cross, London England. Each volume has a fold-out plate after front end page. No Marbeled end pages. Only plain white end pages. Previous owner was Archibald Roxburgh. Size: 6"x 9". Signed: A. Roxburgh 1844. Rare Book. Bookseller Inventory # 015337

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STEPHENS, John Lloyd.

Published by Harper, New York (1841)

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Item Description: Harper, New York, 1841. hardcover. Book Condition: good. Catherwood,Frederick (illustrator). First. Top of spines worn on both volumes with the loss of few spine letters on volume one. Light foxing throughout both volumes including engravings and map. Small areas of edges of covers of both volumes lightly worn. Earlier edition of Field 1496. Many engravings by Frederick Catherwood, folding map. 2 vols. 8vo, original cloth, gilt decoration on spines and front covers. New York: Harper, 1841. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 210196

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Lloyd-Jones, D. M.; Catherwood, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0860653692 ISBN 13: 9780860653691

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Item Description: Kingsway Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0860653692 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0547609

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Stephens, John L.

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1867)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1867. Hardcover. Catherwood, Frederick (Draftsman) (illustrator). Twelfth Edition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: John Lloyd Stephens. John Lloyd Stephens (November 28, 1805 October 13, 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America. John Lloyd Stephens was born November 28, 1805, in the township of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Stephens received an education in the Classics at two privately-tutored schools. At the early age of 13 he enrolled at Columbia College, graduating at the top of his class four years later in 1822. Stephens read with interest early accounts of ruined cities of Mesoamerica by such writers and explorers as Alexander von Humboldt and Juan Galindo. In 1839, President Martin Van Buren commissioned Stephens as Special Ambassador to Central America. While there, the government of the Federal Republic of Central America fell apart in civil war. His Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán gives a vivid description of some of those events which Stephens witnessed. Stephens and his traveling companion, architect and draftsman Frederick Catherwood first came across Maya ruins at Copán, having landed in British Honduras (present-day Belize). They were astonished at their findings and spent a couple weeks mapping the site. They surmised that this must have been built by some long forgotten people as they couldn't imagine the native Mayans as having lived in the city. Stephens was actually able to buy the city of Copan for a sum of $50 and had dreams of floating it down the river and into museums in The United States. They went on to Palenque, Uxmal, and according to Stephens, visited a total of 44 sites. Stephens and Catherwood reached Palenque in April 1840 and left in early June. They documented the Temple of the Inscriptions, the Temple of the Cross, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Foliated Cross. [4] Of even greater importance, their book provided descriptions of several ancient Maya sites, along with illustrations by Catherwood. These were greatly superior in both amount and accuracy of depiction to the small amount of information on ancient Mesoamerica previously published. Stephens continued his investigations of Maya ruins with a return trip to Yucatán which produced a further book. His books served to inspire Edgar Allan Poe, who also reviewed three of his travel books for the New York Review and Graham's Magazine. He suffered from a disease of the liver, and died after four months of illness at the age of forty-six. He is buried in the New York City Marble Cemetery. Stephens is the subject of a biography Maya Explorer by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen, first published in 1947. Good. No dust jacket. Rebound, library grade binding. All listed engravings and map present. Some page foxing and soiling noted. Bookseller Inventory # 65726

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Catherwood, Sir Fred, Catherwood, Elizabeth

Published by Bryntirion Press (1982)

ISBN 10: 090089878X ISBN 13: 9780900898785

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Item Description: Bryntirion Press, 1982. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780900898785-3

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Incidents Of Travel In Central America, Chiapas,: Stephens, John L[Loyd]

Stephens, John L[Loyd] [1805-1852]

Published by Harper & Brothers, NY (1841)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, NY, 1841. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket. Illustrated by Frederick Catherwood (illustrator). First Edition. B&W Illustrations; Viii, [1 leaf], [9]-424; vii, [1 leaf] pages; Folding engraved map of South/Central America is VG+. An unsophisticated set in solid condition. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt designs. Vol II has a large chip at the crown extending 3" down one side. 68 plates and a large number of textual illustrations. Two frontispiece panoramas. Leaves are bright white with a few incicence of margin edge stains. (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ; 223 x 134 mm) . Tissue guards. Illustrations from real life by Frederick Catherwood. John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the Panama railroad. Central America: : Yucatan: : Mayans: : Chiapas: : Archaeology: : Anthropology : : Travelogue; 6. Bookseller Inventory # 37149

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones; Christopher Catherwood

Published by Crossway Books (1992)

ISBN 10: 0891076484 ISBN 13: 9780891076483

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Item Description: Crossway Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0891076484

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Catherwood, Christopher

Published by Kingsway Publications (1995)

ISBN 10: 0860658163 ISBN 13: 9780860658160

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Item Description: Kingsway Publications, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110860658163

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Stephens, John L. Illustrations by Frederick Catherwood.

Published by John Murray, London. (1841)

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Item Description: John Murray, London., 1841. Book Condition: Very Good. 1841. First UK edition. Hard Covers. Books: Very Good (now over 170 years old!), 2 volumes in original matching purple boards with gilt titles and decoration on spines, spines and board edges sunned, tail ends rolled. 9x6. 424pp, 473pp. Bookplate of Dugald Gilchrist and family crest on front paste-down. Yellow end pages marked. Tissue-guarded engraved frontis in Volume 1 of a stone idol (which was originally15ft high) which was seen in Copan(?). Double page frontis in Volume 2 of a tablet on the back wall of an altar. There are a further 76 engraved plates, some tissue guarded. 1 fold-out map, torn on part of one crease with old repair done with sellotape. A classic work on Central America and Mesoamerican archaeology. The fantastic drawings by Catherwood are themselves amazing. This two-volume work describes a journey of nearly three thousand miles which the author undertook with Catherwood in the first half of the nineteenth century, through the interior of Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan, including visits to eight ruined cities. Bookseller Inventory # 1888662

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Catherwood, Mary Hartwell

Published by McClurg, 1890 (1890)

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Item Description: McClurg, 1890, 1890. Hard Cover. First Edition. Hard Cover. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 227pp. BAL 2953. A clean, tight, VG copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 106414

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Horvitz, Leslie Alan, Catherwood, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0816080836 ISBN 13: 9780816080830

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Item Description: Facts on File. Book Condition: New. Num Pages: 712 pages. BIC Classification: HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 51. Weight in Grams: 2223. . 2011. Revised. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780816080830

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Horvitz, Leslie Alan/ Catherwood, Christopher

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Item Description: Facts on File, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd revised edition. 712 pages. 11.18x8.70x2.01 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0816080836

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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas.: John Lloyd Stephens

John Lloyd Stephens

Published by Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co., London (1854)

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Item Description: Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co., London, 1854. Three-Quarter Calf. Book Condition: Very Good. F. Catherwood (illustrator). Revised from the latest American edition, with additions by Frederick Catherwood, who writes "In 1839 Mr Stephens and myself made arrangements for a tour in Central America, with a view to the examination of the remains of ancient art said to exist in the dense forests of those tropical regions." 548pp with 82 high quality plates, a map and frontis. Three quarter calf with marbled boards and end papers, sometime rebacked with spine relaid. Size: 220x150mm. Bookseller Inventory # 20590

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Horvitz, Leslie Alan, Catherwood, Christopher

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Item Description: Facts on File. Book Condition: New. Num Pages: 712 pages. BIC Classification: HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 51. Weight in Grams: 2223. . 2011. Revised. Hardcover. . . . . from our Bookshop. Bookseller Inventory # V9780816080830

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Catherwood, Mary Hartwell

Published by The Century Co., New York (1897)

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Item Description: The Century Co., New York, 1897. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First two pages loose. Inscription reads "She was king of Men's minds, and the accident of sex affected this power only by adding to it the maternal instinct." P. 153 Mary Hartwell Catherwood. December 1897." Hinges cracked. BAL2966. Gilt top page edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed & Inscribed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 009918

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