Tihuanacu; The Cradle of American Man / Tihuanacu; La Cuna Del Hombre Americano. Volumes I - IV (Four volumes in Two books, complete); Edicion Bilingue Ingles-Castellano. Pre-Columbian Archaeology, Prof. Ing. Arthur. English POSNANSKY, James F. Shearer.
Tihuanacu; The Cradle of American Man / Tihuanacu; La Cuna Del Hombre Americano. Volumes I - IV (Four volumes in Two books, complete); Edicion Bilingue Ingles-Castellano

Tihuanacu; The Cradle of American Man / Tihuanacu; La Cuna Del Hombre Americano. Volumes I - IV (Four volumes in Two books, complete); Edicion Bilingue Ingles-Castellano

New York: J. J. Augustin, 1945, 1957. First Editions. Hardcover. Large Quartos. Four volumes in Two. Volume I-II: 158pp, + lxiv (plates), 246pp + plates, Includes 10 loose maps in envelope to rear of this volume; Volume III-IV: [xvi], 216pp, xvi b&w plates, 275pp, viii. Despite more than a decade passing between the publishing dates of the two volumes - they are bound in (almost) matching tan cloth with beige, brown and red titling etc to boards and spine. Color frontispieces, black & white and some color plates. Numerous maps and diagrams, some fold-outs. PARALLEL ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXT. Separate title-pages to each volume. Posnansky's monumental study of the Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia. The first volume explores the geography and history of the site, as well as some of the buildings and their associated iconocraphy, the second pays particular attention to the temples, religion, and symbolism of the site. The third and fourth volumes (again in one) were issued twelve years later (1957) and deal mainly with ceramics and physical anthropology (mummies and skulls). Because of the different dates of publication it is actually unusual to find this in a complete set. Light rubbing and a few faint ripples to cloth. A few light bumps to edges, corners & spine ends bruised and a bit chafed, page edges unevenly browned - more so in Vol. III-IV. Gift note in pen on front free endpaper of Vol. III - IV which also has a very small amount of scattered pencil marks to text. Overall a tight, clean and complete VG+ set. No dust jackets (believe none issued). A very large heavy set, additional shipping & insurance will apply to all orders (varying according to destination). Item #65142

Price: $925.00