Mexico: J. M. Andrade, 1867-1880. First edition. 535p; 177p; 65p Complete set with the third volume being the complete atlas volume of 66 engraved plates. Ex-library: numbers painted on spines; bookplates; library stamps on endpapers - title pages - foredges. Bound with leather spines and cloth boards. Corners of covers worn; leather spine labels wearing off slightly. Pages of Vols. I-II are yellowed but otherwise unmarked and clean. Volume III shows evidence of water damage and many pages have a severe dark stain. Three pages have some loss to the margins but the images of the plates are completely intact. A history of Indians of the new world detailing their life and culture at the time of the Spanish Conquest. A classic and important study of Native American culture and offered here in a damaged but still useful example of the rare first edition. (Inventory #: 130343)
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