Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911. 287 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w drawings. 16mo. Cloth. Secunda edición. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston, with his signature, initials and stamps. Hinges starting, owner's name on front board and free front endpaper, stamped on title and free rear endpaper, initials on frontis; leaves browning. A good copy.
México: Sociedad de Edición y Librería Franco-Americana, 1926. 393 pp. Illus. with b/w in-text photos, drawings, and maps. 12mo. Paper-covered boards. 16. ed. corr. y aumentada. First published in 1907, an early Mexican history text during the period of Porfirio Díaz, approved for use in schools, which focussed on the story of Mexico, to united its people as one. Provenance: Stamp of the R.G. Domingues, Consulado de Mexico, Boston. A very good copy with title written on backstrip, owner's stamp on half-title, leaves browning.
México: Tipografia de Manuel Payno, 1848. v, , , 401,  pp. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates: 14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates; and one folding table. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. First edition. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254.
México: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, 1835. 44 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. Contains nearly two dozen documents concerning Juan Alvarez's resistance to the centralization of power in Mexico under Bustamante and Santa Anna. Santa Anna would eventually defeat the Zacatecas' military. Alvarez (1790-1867) would become president of Mexico in 1855 for a short period. OCLC locates eight copies: NYPL, Berkeley, Tulane (2), Harvard, Duke, Southern Methodist, Univ. Texas at Austin. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy, minor foxing. Sabin 48444. Palau 74785. Orozco: Bibliografía de Zacatecas 670. Sutro 704d.
Lincoln: Univ. Nebraska Press, (1987). x, 181 pp. Illus. with 1 b/w photo and 5 drawings. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles. First edition. An excellent set of essays on the conflict between the leisure culture of the rich and the traditional culture of "everyday Mexicans," during the turn of of the century when progress was an ideal of importance under the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Book reviews laid in loose. A fine copy in a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket.
Amecameca: Tip. del Colegio católico, 1883. 321 pp. Illus. with facsims. of title-pages of original (1816-19) editions. 8vo. Half black morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, titles in gilt. 2. ed. publícala el presbítero br. Fortino Hipolito Vera. The Third of Three volumes. First published in 1816-1819. According to Palau, the sheer volume of the the works that Beristáin de Souza saw but which are no longer available compensates for his less than perfect scholarship. The republication had a long and tortuous history, beginning 1842 but not reaching fruition until 1883. Sabin, quoting Ludewig's "Literature of American Aboriginal Languages" writes: “De Souza, is by far the most important work for the literature of New Spain that has ever been composed. It comprises 3687 biographies, and although, like most Spanish works of the kind, singularly uncritical, yet it is a perfect treasure as regards the cultivation of science and literature in Mexico and the adjacent countries. The work is extremely scarce....” Harrisse, who was no fan of the work, notes that Beristain only lived to see the first 186 pages published, the remainder being composed by his nephew (Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima, p. xxi). Medina published a fourth volume in 1897. About very good, scuffed along spine, rubbed, small crack along fore edge of rear board, free front endpaper detached. Palau 27964. Leclerc 3068. Jones 2073a. See Sabin 4871.
Paris: Chez Gide, 1839. xii, 591 pp. Illus. with 18 engraved plates on India paper and 34 woodcut vignettes. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. "The most exhaustive work on this episode [the Pastry War] with illustrations, mainly by Blanchard, who, assisting also as interpreter, had additional opportunity for gaining information. He accompanied Baudin's representative to Mexico and other places, and used his pen freely in observations on the scenery, the people, and their institutions, all of which served to add variety and interest to the narrative, the attractive style of which owes much to the revision of Dauzats," (Bancroft, Hist. Mexico, p. 204). Raines, discussing Maissin's report, concludes that "Admiral Baudin's favorable report of Texas doubtless hastened the recognition of the Republic by France," (Bibliography of Texas. p. 145). Printing on India paper was not common; Sabin also notes that the book was printed for 45 fr. with vignettes and 25 fr without. A very good or better copy, boards and spine rubbed, scattered foxing mainly marginal and to verso of plates. Sabin 5832. Howes B 507 (aa). Palau 30412. Graff 323. Raines p. 145. Streeter Texas 1343. Brunet I: 963 (1841). Leclerc 1075. Graesse I: 436 (1841).
México: Imprenta de Vicente Segura, 1857. 20 pp. 24mo. Stitched. First edition. Section on pp. 17-20 has title "Letania de la Santisima Virgen". OCLC show one copy at the JCB. Lacking the wrappers, fore edge untrimmed and worn, faint dampstain on a few leaves, tiny release stamp on lower edge of last leaf, still a good copy.
Guatemala: Biblioteca de Cultura Popular, n.d. 96 pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings, some folding. 16mo. Stapled paper wrappers. Later printing. Volume 2 of the Biblioteca de Cultura Popular. Survey by one of the great Mayanists of the 20th century. Contents: Prólogo a la cuarta edición; Introducción; La vida de los mayas; Un día; Una vida; Las industrias; Las diversiones; Los gobernantes; Los sacerdotes y las ceremonias; Creadores y la creación; Hogares de los dioses; La ciencia de los números, la ciencia de los días; Las estrellas, el sol, el tiempo; Xul. A good copy with light foxing on the wrappers, owner's bookplate on the verso of front wrapper; leaves browned, else clean.
Paris: Les Editions Internationales, 1939. 67 pp. Illus. with 6 b/w drawings and 1 reproduction. Sm. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First French edition. French translation of: El petróleo mexicano ... rep; es "cosa robada"? published the same year. Oil workers' union published this paper on the exploitation of Mexican oil by U.S. oil companies with a defense of Mexican expropriation. About very good, small chips on spine, worn mostly near staples, leaves browning. Ramos, Bibliografia de la revolucion mexicana III: 3341.
Guadalajara: Tip. de Rodriguez, 1858. 30 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. Rafael Sabas Camacho Garcia (1826-1908) was one of two brothers who were successively bishops of Querétaro, Ramon from 1868-1885 and Rafael from 1885-1908. He founded the Escuela de Musica Sagrada, the first liturgical music school in México, out of which evolved the Orfeon Queretano, oldest choral group still performing in Mexico. This sermon was preached while he was still a priest in Guadalajara. Scarce. OCLC locates only one copy, Berkeley. Provenance: Biblioteca Oscar G. Chavez, San Luis Potosi (stamp). Removed from a larger volume, private library stamp on title page and two other leaves, else a very good copy.
Madrid: Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1945.  lvs, 246 lvs of facsimiles. Sm. 4to. Cloth. Facsimile edition. Coleccion de Incunables Americanos Siglo XVI. Volumen IX. Provenance: Copy of Albert J. Parreño, with his gilt initials stamped on spine and his bookplate on front pastedown. A fine copy with owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Palau 43915.
Cambridge: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard Univ. 1926. [45-84] pp. Illus. with 2 b/w plates and 2 in-text figures. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. XI, No. 2. Translation of a 16th century report of questionaires in four Mexican towns. A very good copy, spine ends worn.
Durham: Carolina Academic Press, (1995). xviii, 242 pp. Illus. with 130 b/w photos, drawings, and maps. 4to. Cloth. First edition. Contains: Metropolitan Mesoamericans; Maya metaphysics; Idols and altars: The stelae and thrones of Copan; Tomb and tower: The art and architecture of Palenque; Pinnacles of Power: The temples and hierarchies of Tikal. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, but for some minor shelf wear.
Austin: Univ. Texas Press, (1980). viii, 416 pp; 198 pp. Illus. with 4 folding maps, color plates, 606 b/w drawings and photos + tables. 4to. Red cloth. First edition. Vol. 1 The Archaeology of San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Vol. 2 The People of the River. Fine copies in a very good worn slip case; maps fine in a fine portfolio.
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, . xvi, 544 pp. Illus. with 1 folding lithographed map (hand-colored in outline). 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, six compartments, decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, sewn-in silk bookmark. First edition. "Combier [a French merchant] set out to write an account of the voyages he had undertaken during the course of his business ventures in the New World. ...[and] established himself primarily in Guaymas and Hermosillo and sailed between Mexican ports such as Guaymas, Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Veracruz. He also visited Valparaiso, Chile and the La Paz-Loreto environs in Baja California. His observations of the people and the terrain visited were carefully noted and included in the account," (Hill p.61). Map by M. V. A. Malte-Brun includes part of Baja, California, and the southwest with the Apache territories noted. Extremties worn but still a very good copy, tiny tear to map at inner margin. Sabin 14925. Barrett 555. Hill pp. 59-61. Palau 57920.
Mexico: Ediciones de Arte, (1952). 64 pp. Illus. with 50 b/w photos. 16mo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Coleccion Anahuac de Arte Mexicano, Vol. 26. Text in Spanish, English, French, and Italian. A very good copy, light soiling on wrappers, small dampstain on top edge of first few leaves (not affecting text or illustrations).
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. xii, 431 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. 8vo. Later cloth over paper covered boards. First edition. George Folsom, trans., intro. an. "Now first translated into English from the original Spanish, with an Introduction and Notes, By George Folsom." Large paper copy. "First appearance of the three collected dispatches in English, being a translation from Lorenzana, including a portion of his notes. See “N. Am. Rev.,” LVII. 459. The second letter, translated from Flavigny, by Mr. Alsop, appeared in the “Portfolio,” a magazine published in Philadelphia, 1817--18. “The Pleasant Historie of the Conquest of the West India,” etc., translated by T.[homas] N.[ichols]. London. 1596, is from Gomara. The accounts in Harris, Kerr, Pinkerton, etc., are from Herrera, De Solis, and Bernal Diaz," Sabin. Boards scuffed and edgeworn, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, news clipping tipped on to free front endpaper, foxing and faint dampstain first 100 pages, light scattered foxing thereafter, otherwise a clean unopened (uncut) copy. Sabin 16964. Field 372. Palau 63203. Brunet I, 312-13.