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El Misterio de Chichen-Itza (SIGNED Limited First Edition; Three Collectible Signatures)

Formenti, Arturo Garcia

Published by Ediciones Singulares, Mexico, 1966
Condition: Good-plus Hardcover
From Garrison House Books IOBA (Medina, OH, U.S.A.)

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Unique book fashioned to look like a stone wall and thus comprised of a composite material that makes it both textured and very heavy. The circle design on the face is raised, as are the gilt letters below, while the spine is a smooth dark green leather with gilt printing, slightly faded. Pages pristine, but lower back corner damaged where a piece has completely snapped off. But even with this defect there is much that is special about this book. The volume is a limited edition, number 511 of only 1101. It is SIGNED twice by its author -- once at the beginning and later into the book at the English translation. It is also SIGNED at the prologue by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, one of the leading 20th century Mexican architects, responsible for Aztec Stadium, the National Anthropology Museum, and the Tiajuana Cultural Center, among many others.The third signature is at the top of the copyright page and is that of Carlos Hank Gonzalez, It's dated 1969 when he first became governor of the State of Mexico, a post he held until 1975. This reads "Mexico D.F. & Toluca, Edo. de Mexico 13, Nov. 1969, A gift from H.E. Don Carlos Hank Gonzalez, Governor of the State of Mexico, and his son, Carlos Hank Rhon." SPANISH language with ENGLISH translation. Illustrated with black and white photos and bright;y colored paper separating sections. Book is an illustrated novel which combines ancient Mayan culture with contemporary intrigue. 163 pages. Measures 8-1/2"x10" and weighs four pounds seven ounces unwrapped. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 19036

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Title: El Misterio de Chichen-Itza (SIGNED Limited ...

Publisher: Ediciones Singulares, Mexico

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good-plus

Signed: SIGNED by Author

Edition: First Edition Stated. Limited Edition.

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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