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1 Esplendor del Mexico Antiguo (Volume I and II)
Acosta, Jorge R. (contributor) Derechos Asegurados Conforme a la Rey. Centro de Investigaciones Antropologicas de Mexico 1959 Hard VG Fair Large Octavo 
i-xii; 1277 pp.; Books are an agglomeration of Mesoamerican archaeology articles written in Spanish. Book is profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams and photos. Slight tears to the cover jacket of the books. UMVARF 
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2 Indian Clothing Before Cortes: Mesoamerican Costumes from the Codices
Anawalt, Patricia Rieff University of Oklahoma Press 1981 Hard VG VG Quarto 
i-xix; 232 pp.; Book is profusely illustrated with photos, drawings and diagrams 
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3 Mesoamerican Writing Systems: A Conference at Dumbarton Oaks
Benson, Elizabeth P. (ed.) Harvard University 1971 Hard VG Octavo 
i-vii; 226 pp; Book is illustrated with photos, Charts and drawings. 
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4 Falsifications and Misreconstructions of Pre-Columbian Art
Benson, Elizabeth P. and Elizabeth H. Boone (eds.) Harvard University 1982 Hard VG Octavo 
i-x; 142 pp.; Book is illustrated with photos and drawings. Examines Fraudulent Moche ceramic and silver vessels and Aztec stone sculpture and the careless and over- enthusiastic "restoration" of Classic Maya vases. 
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5 Las Monjas: A Major Pre-Mexican Architectural Complex at Chichen Itza
Bolles, John S. University of Oklahoma Press 1977 Hard VG Good+ Quarto 
i-xii; 304 pp.; Book is profusely illustrated with photos, diagrams and maps. A detailed description of the excavation and reconstruction of Los Monjas (The Nunnery) by the man who oversaw it for the Carnegie Institution. 
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6 Social process in Maya History: Studies in Honour of Sir Eric Thompson
Hammond, Norman 1977 Hard VG VG large Octavo 
i-xiv; 609 pages. Illustrated with photos, diagrams, drawings and tables. Comprises of 25 essays on the Social process in Maya prehistory. 
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7 String Figures from the Marquesas and Society Islands
Handy, Willowdean Chatterson Bernice P. Bishop Museum 1925 Soft VG Octavo 
92 pages; I-IV in the appendix. Book in very good condition. Profusely illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 The Eagle, the Cactus, the Rock: The Roots of Mexico-Tenochtitlan's Foundation Myth and Symbol
Heyden, Doris 1989 Soft VG Quarto 
i-ix; 159 pp.; The book details the wanderings of the Aztecs from their original home in Aztlan-Chicomoztoc-Colhuacan to their arrival in their valley of Mexico. Book is illustrated with diagrams and photos 
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9 The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection
Jones, Julie (ed.) George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited 1985 Hard VG VG Quarto 
248 pp.; Book is profusely illustrated with high quality photographs of precolumbian ornaments 
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10 The Murals of Bonampak
Miller, Mary Ellen 1986 Hard As new As new Quarto 
i-xvii; 176 pp.; The Bonamapak murals are possibly the most important paintings in the aboriginal New World. It has received remarkably very little scholarly attention despite the fact that it is an important record of classic Maya noble society. This book details the murals, as well as the inscriptions on them. Book is profusely illustrated with photos, some in color, including a double-sided 3-page fold out. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan: 1959 Investigations
Millon, Rene, Bruce Drewitt, James A. Bennyhoff Philadelphia, PA The American Philosophical Society Soft Very good Quarto 
93 Pp. Book is illustrated with photographs and maps. 
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12 The Festival Cycle of the Aztec Codex Borbonicus
N. C. Christopher Couch 1985 Soft VG Quarto 
i-xiii; 115 pp.; The Codex Borbonicus is a sixteenth century pictorial religious screenfold from Central Mexico, painted in a native Aztec style and containing a number of Spanish glosses. Book provides a history, description and dating of the manuscript, as well as its provenance. Book also details Tlacaxi Pehualiztli, the two major Calendrical festivals, among many others. Book profusely illustrated with photos., 
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13 Cochise and Mogollon Sites: Pine Lawn Valley, Western New Mexico
Paul S. Martin, John B. Rinaldo, Ernst Antevs Chicago Natural History Museum 1949 Soft VG Octavo 
232 pp.; Book illustrated with diagrams, drawings and tables. Light spots on front and back covers, private book plate inside front cover, note at bottom of inside front cover reading, "Gift from Dr. Martin" 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 An Analysis of the Early Cultural Sequence in the Nepena Valley, Peru
Proulx, Donald A. Department of Anthropology, University of Massachussets 1985 Soft VG Quarto 
i-viii; 359 pp.; Book is illustrated with photos, diagrams, drawings and tables. There is a small slight stain at the outer back cover 
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15 Ecology, Settlement and History in the Osmore Drainage, Peru Parts i & ii
Rice, Don S., Charles Stanish, Phillip R. Scarr, editors Great Britian BAR Publications 1989 Soft Very good Quarto 
551 Pp. Book is illustrated with photographs, maps, and drawings. A series of papers covering various aspects of the prehistory and early history, ranging from the Late Archaic to the Colonial period, in the Osmore Drainage in southern Peru. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 Monte Alban: Settlement Patterns at the Ancient Zapotec Capital
Richard E. Blanton Percheron Press 2004 Soft VG Large Octavo 
i-xxxii; 1-451; Book is illustrated with photos, diagrams, graphs and charts 
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17 Latin American Studies Program
Sandweiss, Daniel H., editor 1983 Soft Very good Quarto 
vii; 293 Pp. 14 papers taken from the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Enthnohistory. 12 tables and 51 figures, including illustrations of artifacts and maps. 
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18 Observations and Studies in the Ruins of Palenque
Seler, Eduard (translated by Gisela Morgner) 1976 (Originally published in German in 1915) Hard VG Quarto 
92 pp.; Published originally in Berlin in 1915, Seler's rare, scholarly volume was translated into English and republished in 1977. One of the most important, early publications on Palenque, this study influenced many subsequent studies of this Mayan site. Book illustrated with maps, drawings and photos 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Pachacamac: A Reprint of the 1903 Edition by Max Uhle and Pachacamac Archaeology: Retrospect and Prospect
Uhle, Max and Izumi Shimada 1991 Hard Very good Quarto 
Lxviii; 103 Pp. A reprinting of Max Uhle's Pachacamac with an introduction by Izumi Shimada on Pachacamac archaeology. 131 total figures, 32 plates, and 5 tables. 
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20 Prehispanic Mexican Art
Westheim, Paul; Ruiz, Alberto; Armillas, Pedro; de Robina, Ricardo; and Alfonso Caso G. T. Putnam's Sons 1972 Hard VG VG Large Quarto 
447 pp.; Book is profusely illustrated with 193 plates in full color. There are also 225 monochrome illustrations in the book 
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