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Florentine Codex: Book 4 - The Soothsayers, and Book 5 - The Omens: In Thirteen Parts: Parts V and VI

Anderson, Arthur J.O. & Dibble, Charles E. (Translators.)

Published by University of Utah, Santa Fe, N.M., 1957
Condition: vg. Hardcover
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Quarto. 196pp; 9 ill. 1/1000 unnumbered. Salmon cloth with maroon lettering to cover and spine. Endpapers signed by owner Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Temporary foreword laid in. Text in English and Aztec. "The Florentine Codex is one of three well-known manuscripts planned by Fray Bernardino de Sahagun to describe the civilization of the Aztecs. The term Florentine Codex used in this Temporary Preface means Sahagun's Historia in the famed manuscript of the Lauretian Library, Florence, Italy. If, when the total project is completed, the translators have produced a work sufficiently accurate to convey reliably the meaning of the Aztec, and thus be of use to the historian and ethnologist, they will have sufficiently accomplished their purpose" (translators). Light shelf-wear to boards, lightly bumped at corners and ends of spine, interior very lightly sunned at margins, not affecting images. In overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36531

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Title: Florentine Codex: Book 4 - The Soothsayers, ...

Publisher: University of Utah, Santa Fe, N.M.

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg.

Edition: Limited edition.

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