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El Papaloapan Obra del Presidente Aleman [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]. First and second edition. 3-vol. set (Complete)
1949-1952, Mexico 1949 - Large oblong quarto (First edition + second edition, revised and expanded), oblong octavo (second edition, smaller format). [104]pp, [14], 64, [12]pp, 73, [1]pp. Original pictorial wrappers for the first edition volume. Original photographic wrappers for the second edition, large format. Original printed wrappers for the second edition, smaller format. Title page of the first edition volume inscribed and signed by Alfonso Villa Rojas to Lawrence W. Swan, the renowned biologist, educator, naturalist and pioneering public television science instructor. Remarkable work on the Papaloapan River drainage and the construction of various diversion dams intended to prevent further catastrophic floodings such as the one that occured in 1944 and which covered 470,000 hectares, with great loss of life and property. This collection is profusely illustrated with numerous b/w photographic reproductions by Walter Reuter and Elizabeth Timberman, full page b/w and color maps, and a large folding color map by Miguel Covarrubias at rear of the second edition, large format volume. Some rubbing along edges of wrappers. Tiny chipping along edges of wrappers of the first edition volume. Text in Spanish. Wrappers in overall fair to good, interior in very good condition. First edition & Second revised and expanded [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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