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Monografia de las Obras de Jose Guadalupe Posada Grabador Mexicano

Toor, Francis, Paul O'Higgins and Blas Vanegas Arroyo

Published by Mexican Folkways (printed by Talleres Graficos de la Nacion), Mexico City, 1930
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Folio, 4ff, 208, [4ff]. On verso of titlepage is tipped a photo reproduction of Posada and his son. There are introductions by Toor and Diego Rivera (texts in Spanisn and English), and 406 "cuts" of Posada's work. This is the most desireable monograph on Posada, and in her introduction Francis Toor explains why: "Of the fifteen thousand cuts that Posada is said to have made for the leading publishing house of popular literature Vanegas Arroyo, all that were not worn out, or stolen during the years of revolution, are, so far as is known, published here.This is the first permanent record of the work of José Guadalupe Posada." The prints were actually made from the zinc plates that Posada created. They are, it has to be said, also printed on the same type of inferior paper on which Posada's work always appeared, intended as they were for to be sold for pennies, to the poorer people of Mexico. Not only the famed calaveras, but satirical portraits, religious images, crimes scenes -- they are all here. In addition the work was fittingly printed for Ms. Toor by the Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, whose contributions to Mexican culture were just taking off then. Bound in a striking dark green pebbled cloth, with red and black designs and title material. In 30 years, there are two appearances at auction (ABPC), and the book is certainly not common on the market; when it does appear, it is often in poor condition. This is an exceptionally good copy, with only minor scuffing on the top and bottom of spine, and the tips. Bookseller Inventory # 6782

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Title: Monografia de las Obras de Jose Guadalupe ...

Publisher: Mexican Folkways (printed by Talleres Graficos de la Nacion), Mexico City

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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