MATERIAL: Printed
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 33 cm; 13.25 in. (Folio)
COMPONENTS: A book with the publisher's Spanish-style sheep (pasta española) with red spine labels; xxii, 263, [1] pp. double-column format; 6 full-page, 12 half-page, and 28 in-text color illustrations, plus one double-page color map. In the slipcase, as issued
CONDITION: some rubbing to spine; slipcase rubbed with some loss of paper and, around opening, small chips to cardboard. A clean and unfoxed copy of the text and illustrations.
NOTES: A very handsome and coveted edition
ITEM ID: 486

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Artist Interpretations of the Conquest of Mexico

DATE
Year: 1942
Decade: 1940s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

A famous Mexican artist’s (Diaz del Castillo, Bernal) interpretive illustrations on the discovery and conquest of Mexico, 1517–1521. This edition of this classic text was limited to 1500 copies printed by Loera y Chávez, edited by Harry Block and illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias; it is signed on the colophon page by all three. The text is an abridgment of Maudsley’s 1908 translation, which in turn is based on Genaro García’s 1904 publication of the text from the original manuscript. The book was published for theLimited Editions Club, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1929–1985, 207, and includes 6 full-page, 12 half-page, and 28 in-text color illustrations, plus one double-page color map all by Covarrubias.

ARTISTS
Name: Rafael Loera y Chávez
Type: Printer
Name: Harry Block
Type: Editor
Name: Miguel Covarrubias
Type: Artist