Mexico: Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. First edition, folio, 2 volumes in 1, pp. 260, ; plus an Atlas with a color lithograph half-title and title page and 39 color lithograph plates depicting Nahuatl pictographs; illustrations in the text throughout; slightly later quarter sheep over marbled boards; joints tender, spine mostly perished, text clean and sound; good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry release stamp on the front flyleaf. Penafiel was a prolific author with many books on Mexican antiquities, language, folk-lore and alphabets to his credit. Palau 217556. (Inventory #: 49877)
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