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Ensayo sobre la interpretación de la escritura hierática de la América Central
Madrid: Imprenta y Fundición de Manuel Tello, Impressor de Cámara de S.M. Isabel le Católica, 23, 1881 [editor’s forward dated July 28, 1884]. - Traduccion anotada y precedida de un prólogo por D. Juan de Dios de la Rada y Delgado. [1-8], [i] ii-xxi [1, blank], [3-5] 6-113, [1, Índice ó Guía], [2, Apéndice II], [2, Índice and Tabla de las Láminas] pp. (printed in double columns), copious text illustrations (mostly glyphs, some colored by hand), 20 plates (lithograph, heliograph, and photogravure), some in color or tinted (some colored by hand and others chromolithograph), Plate XIII double-page, Plate XX folded, plates signed: Rosny lith., De Rosny autog.; Imp. Lemercier & Co., Paris; Lithophot. Lemercier, Paris; Autochromie [or] Heliogr[avur]e [or] Nitrochromie, Imp. Lemercier, Paris; Lit. “Las Artes,” Madrid; Imprenta fototipica de J. Laurent y C.a, Madrid-Paris; fotog. bajo la inmediata inspección del traductor, Rada y Delgado. Folio (45.6 x 30 cm), contemporary maroon calf over brown and maroon mottled boards, spine gilt lettered and stamped with gilt ornaments, raised bands, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Binding a little worn at extremities, interior with light uniform browning due to the paper on which it was printed. Plate VIII bound a bit high resulting in minor chipping to very top of plate (not affecting text or image). Overall, a fine copy of a very rare book. First edition in Spanish, limited edition (#141 of 200 copies), best edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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