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Codice Mendieta: Documentos Franciscanos Siglos XVI y XVII
2 volumes bound in one: xvi+280 pages; 280 pages. Octavo (9" x 5 3/4") bound in full leather with red and black labels on spine in gilt lettering. Nueva Coleccion de Documentos para la Historia de Mexico, volumes IV and V. From the library of George M Foster. Limited to 200 copies. 1st edition.The Codex Mendieta is a collection of documents and letters relating to the writings of Mendieta to his superiors in both the church and state. In volume two there is a discussion of the codex Tlatelolco. This is volumes IV and V of the five volume in the Neuva Coleccion de Documentos para la Historia de Mexico.Joaquín García Icazbalceta defined his primary role as "writing nothing new but gathering materials that others might do so." As a collector, bibliographer, and editor of historical and linguistic documents he received in his life-time and afterwards much well-derserved acclain for meticulously carrying out this important mission. His works have generally withstood the test of time, and are a modern point of departure for serious study of colonial Mexico. About 1849 Garcia Icazbalceta began to form a "Collection of Documents for the History of America," which eventually grew to 87 large volumes, each containing one or more copies of original manuscripts, some of the highest importance. Fortunately, after Garcia Icazbalceta's death his large manuscript collection and important library of 12,000 volumes remained relatively intact. The manuscript collection passed nearly complete by sale to the University of Texas Library in 1937.Condition:Two volumes wonderfully rebound in one volume else a very good to fine set of an extremely rare item.
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