Lot 70 of 459:
Limited edition of the Codex Bodley  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$960
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Interpretation of the Codex Bodley 2858
Author:
Caso, Alfonso, Ruth Morales, John Paddock
Place:
Mexico City
Publisher:
Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia
Date:
1960
Description:
89 pp., folded genealogical tables, folded table, together with folded color facsimile. (4to), 33x23½ cm. (13x9¼"), full pebbled blue cloth with title stamped in gilt, in a wooden case as issued with blue calf backstrip stamped in gilt. First Edition thus.
 

The Codex belongs to a group of Mixtec manuscripts that are historical, and in particular, genealogical in nature. Reproduced from the manuscript kept in the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford in England, catalogued as (Arch. Bodley A. 75) Ms. Mex. d. 1. (2858). This edition is of 400 copies.

The color printing of the Codex was done by Foto-Ilustradores, S. A. (Calle de Augusto Rodin 31), under the direction of Señor and Señora Almela Melia of the National University of Mexico. The National Institute of Anthropology and History bound the Codex. The text was printed on Corsican Antique paper by Editorial Libros de Mexico, S. A. (Avenida Coyoacan No. 1035). The edition of both the Codex and the commentary was designed and supervised by Dr. Alfonso Caso. 

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Condition:
Backstrip of the wood case is rubbed and lacking at the head and tail; ex-library copy with call number written in white on the backstrip of the case, library plate on upper pastedown and on the separate folding facsimile; otherwise a clean set in very good condition.
 
Item number:
291526
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