Mexico City: Secretaria de Educacion Publica/ Publicaciones del Museo Nacional, 1933. Paperback. Quarto, 241p. (1) + 21 plates (one color) 8.25x11 inches, text in Spanish, preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, first edition paperback limited to 450 copies, sewn textblock in original cream wraps. Externally quite soiled with handling, much edgewear to cover overlaps, front and rear panels splitting away at the joint, small chips head and tail, Internally quite good: sound and clean.
First Spanish edition, one of 450 copies. Scholarly study on this pre-Columbian culture which thrived along the Gulf of Mexico with much on its public and religious rituals, symbolism and art. The color plate shows a vase decorated with centipede motif. No holdings located in OCLC as of 6/2016.