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Mediz Bolio, Antonio [1884-1957] Diego Rivera [1886-1957]

Published by Editorial "Cvltvra", Mexico [Mexico City], 1935
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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4to. (23 cm.) [8]9-151[8]p. Colophon reads as follows: THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED AT / THE CITY OF MEXICO, IN THE / YEAR 1935, BY "EDITORIAL CULTURA", AVENIDA DE LA REPU- / BLICA DE GUATEMALA NUM. 96. / NINE HUNDRED VOLUMES WERE / PRINTED ON "MALINCHE", AND / TEN ON ESPECIALLY-MADE / PAPER. ILLUSTRATED BY DIE- / GO RIVERA, CAPITALS LET- / TERS BY LEOPOLDO TOMASSI. Translated into English by Enid Eder Perkins. Preface to the English Edition, which includes an introductory statement by E. Abreu Gomez and a four-page essay by the editors entitled "The Book and Its Author". Title page, three full-page color illustrations, and running chapter heads by Diego Rivera. [Note: The running chapter heads may be by Leopoldo Tomassi.] [List of] Pronunciation in English of the Maya Words Included in the Text. Yellow paper over boards with an elaborate decoration in orange and black on the front cover, as well as the back cover, by Diego Rivera and with hand-drawn black letters on the front cover and the spine. Very minor wear to extremities with only a tiny spot worn through at the top of the spine, some rubbing along the top and bottom edges, covers ever so lightly soiled, else very good to near fine with no internal markings. All illustrations in fine condition. Antonio Mediz Bolio [1884-1957] was born in Merida, capital of the State of Yucatan--the Mayan Land, south-eastern Mexico--in 1884. He spent his early childhood on his father's hemp plantation where, except for his immediate family, he was surrounded by Maya. His THE LAND OF THE PHEASANT AND THE DEER, written in Spanish, and acclaimed by many, as his greatest work, is not a book of folk stories; it is, neither, one of simple indian tales or of poematic songs. It is a book of things told as the Maya would tell them. It is a Maya, saying, in his own words, with his unique mentality, in the colorful imagery which springs from the very heart of his land and of his race, what he thinks and what he knows of its Kings, of its sages,of its cities; of its art of the men who loved and fought; of its birds and of its flowers. [from the Preface by the editors]. Bookseller Inventory # 006119

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Publisher: Editorial "Cvltvra", Mexico [Mexico City]

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Diego Rivera [1886-1957] and Leopoldo Tomassi

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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