Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1949. First Edition. Octavo. Item #025148
183p. index. bibliography. map on endpapers. Inscribed by Frances Gillmor. A leading Southwest archaeologist has produced the definitive literary portrait of Netzahualcoytl, Aztec poet king, who lived half a century after Cortez. It is thoroughly documented by the author and picturesquely illustrated by Ola Apenes of Mexico. Frances Gillmore spent much time in studying not only Mexican archaeology but also the Nahuatl language. He certainly was the most original personality in pre-Columbian America. Bound in blue cloth, lettered and decorated in purple. A very good copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and edges, chip to on one corner.