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About this Item: G. G. J. and J. Robinson c. 1787., London, 1787. Edition : First edition., Contemporary full marble calf, flat spine in six compartments of gilt-tooled bands and gilt spiral-patterned motifs, gilt black morocco label on two, gilt text on four, board edges gilt-tooled., In first volume, pagination jumps from iv to vii with no loss to text or gap in foliation.?Claviergo was a native of Vera Cruz (born 1731, died at Bologna, 1787), a Jesuit and a thorough antiquarian, who spent thirty years of active research into the archaeology and antiquities of Mexico. His book, originally published in Italian, is a mine of precious historical documents, and contains valuable lists of others in the Mendoza, the Vatican, and the Boturini collections. All the other books that have been elaborated since on the same subject, instead of superseding Claviergo?s, have tended rather to magnify its importance.?, Size : Large 4to. , Complete with 28 plates including 2 folding maps and the genealogy plate. The plates illustrate natural history, architecture and various cultural aspects of Mesoamerican civilization., Volume : Two volumes. , References : Sabin 13518-9., P. Volume 1. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, dedication (2), translator?s preface iii-iv, preface vii-xi, blank, account of Mexican historians xiii-xxxi, advertisement xxxii, contents (3), blank, 1-440, descendents (441-444), appendix 441-476, (2); Volume 2. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, contents (2), 1-194, appendix 195-468, blank, (2). \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Genealogy ? plate in volume 1 heavily browned, folding map of Mexico?s lakes in volume 2 with small tear in fold at gutter, occasional mild brownspots; otherwise in very good condition and generally a nice, clean copy in handsome period binding. Seller Inventory # B3705

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