Four volumes, limited to 1250 sets; Bound in gilt-stamped leather & maroon cloth covered boards; silk bookmarks bound-in. Minor chipping and wear to head and foot of spine on volume one else very good in original gilt-stamped cloth covered slipcase. The slipcase shows some fading and wear. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This four-volume hardcover facsimile edition of Codex Mendoza places the most comprehensive, most extensively illustrated document of Aztec civilization within reach of a broad audience. Compiled in Mexico City around 1541 under the supervision of Spanish clerics, the Codex was intended to inform King Charles V about his newly conquered subjects. The manuscript contains pictorial accounts of Aztec emperors' conquests and tribute paid by the conquered, as well as a remarkable ethnographic record of Aztec daily life from cradle to grave. This four-volume publication is an unsurpassed source of information about Aztec history, geography, economy, social and political organization, glyphic writing, costumes, textiles, military attire, and indigenous art styles.
Volume 1 contains interpretive essays by the authors and other leading specialists on every aspect of Codex Mendoza. Volume 2 offers a thorough description and discussion of each pictorial page, and Volume 3 is a complete color facsimile of the manuscript itself. Volume 4, a parallel image volume, is the most innovative and in some ways the most useful of the four. It provides an exact duplicate in black and white of the facsimile Volume 3, with the sixteenth-century Spanish text transcribed and then translated into English. In addition, all the glosses are translated and positioned exactly as on the original pictorial pages. The extensive and useful appendices add such things as pictorial charts of costumes and textiles, translations and discussions of all the glyphs in the codex, and a table of comparative chronologies.
In making this extraordinary sixteenth-century work accessible (the original manuscript resides in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England), the authors have performed an invaluable service to Mesoamerican scholars and all those interested in pre-Columbian peoples.
From the Inside Flap:
"A virtual treasure-trove of ethnographic detail on selected aspects of Aztec culture and society. . . . The new facsimile edition places this important source more directly in the mainstream of ethnohistorical research."—H. R. Harvey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"By far the most complete source on the Mendoza ever published [with] a group of contributors of very high caliber. . . . No work I am aware of comes even close to combining a reproduction of the document with the various commentaries on its production, its historical background, authorship, and social context. These discussions make the work highly accessible to non-specialists."—Richard E. Blanton, Purdue University
Title: Codex Mendoza. Four Volume Set
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description University of California Press September 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - U3 - Good. Four volume set. Interior fine. Each volume shows light wear to spine ends. Slipcase has some wear and modest soiling. Very large, heavy folios Postage may be extra. Bookseller Inventory # 4872347
Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First printing. Four volumes. Deluxe edition. Quartos, leather-backed cloth hardcovers in cloth slipcase, illustrated (some in color), clean unmarked text, Near Fine volumes in Near Fine slipcase, some rubbing and wear to the covers of the books (especially vol. 1), some soiling and rubbing to the slipcase. Uncommon set. Bookseller Inventory # s00023601
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Book Condition: Fine. 0520062345 0520062345 Fine. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket). Bookseller Inventory # 67279
Book Description UC, Berkeley, 1992. HARDCOVER. First edition. 254pp +282pp + 152pp + 148pp color facsimiles , b/w illustrations quarto half leather very good in slightly worn slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 63156
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0520062345
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0520062345
Book Description UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIAPRESS, BERKELEY,LOSANGELES,OXFORD, 1992. HARD BACK MAROON. Book Condition: GOOD. The Codex Mendoza Volume 1 Interpretation Appendices, 254 pages. The Codex Mendoza Volume 2 Description Bibliography Index, 282 pages. The Codex Mendoza Volume 3 Facsimile 152 pages. The Codex Mendoza Volume 4 Translation 148 pages. Gold Gilt on cover/spine. Gemeral wear and rubbed cover. No bookplate. No markings. Black and white illustration. Maroon ribbon for bookmark.Will Require Additional Postage. DATE PUBLISHED: 1992 EDITION: Bookseller Inventory # 085626
Book Description University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0520062345