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A COLLECTION OF 22 WORKS IN 23 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Powell, John Wesley (1834-1902). Nineteenth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1900, 2 volumes, 4to, green cloth gilt, [T&W P107, includes: T&W M74, T25-27], hinges starting, rubbed
ii. Bowditch, Charles Pickering (1842-1921‏). A method which may have been used by the Mayas in calculating time. Cambridge: The University Press, 1901, 8vo, printed wrappers, [T&W Add8]
iii. Thomas, Cyrus (1825-1910). Numeral systems of Mexico and Central America [offprint from:] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901, 4to, later cloth-backed boards, spine gilt, [T&W T27]
iv. Thomas, Cyrus (1825-1910). Mayan calendar systems [offprint from:] Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901. [bound with:] Mayan calendar systems II [offprint from:] Twenty-second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1904, 4to, later cloth-backed boards, spine label, [T&W T25, T26]
v. MacCurdy, George Grant (1863-1947). "An Aztec 'calendar stone' in Yale University museum" [reprint from:] The American Anthropologist (N.S.), vol 12, no. 4, October-December, 1910. Lancaster, PA: The New Era Printing Company, 1911, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY, printed wrappers, [T&W M5], staples rusting, wrappers chipping
vi. Bowditch, Charles Pickering‏ ‎(1842-1921). The numeration, calendar systems and astronomical knowledge of the Mayas. Cambridge: The University Press, 1910. 8vo, 19 double-page plates, green cloth, spine gilt, [T&W B215], minor browning
vii. Cope, Leona. "Calendars of the Indians north of Mexico" [in:] American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 16, no. 4, 6 November 1919. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1919, 8vo, 3 folding maps, printed wrappers, [T&W C178], wrappers loose
viii. Leechman, Douglas (1890-1980) and Harrington, Mark Raymond (1882-1971). String records of the Northwest. New York: Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1921, small 8vo, printed wrappers, [T&W L53], spine chipping with some loss
ix. Locke, Leslie Leland (1875-1943). The ancient quipu or Peruvian knot record. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1923. 8vo, FIRST EDITION, 2 plates, 1 folding, numerous photographic plates, original black cloth gilt, [T&W L121]
x. Nordenskiöld, Erland (1877-1932). "The secret of the Peruvian quipus" [in:] Comparative ethnographical studies, 6 (part 1) [together with:] "Calculations with years and months in the Peruvian quipus" in Comparative ethnographical studies, 6 (part 2). Gothenburg: Erlanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1925, 8vo, 7 folding plates, cloth boards, spine gilt, [T&W N42, N43]
xi. Locke, Leslie Leland (1875-1943). A Peruvian quipu [offprint from:] Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian Heye Doundation, vol. 7, no. 5. New York: Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, 1927, 8vo, 1 folding plate, printed wrappers, [T&W L123]
xii. Locke, Leslie Leland (1875-1943). Supplementary notes on the quipus in the American Museum of Natural History [offprint from:] Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, vol. 30, part 2, pp.39-73. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1928, 8vo, original wrappers, previous ownership signature in ink on upper wrapper, [T&W L124], minor browning and chipping
xiii. Blom, Frans Ferdinand (1893-1963). "Commerce, trade and monetary units of the Maya" [reprint from:] The Smithsonian report for 1934, pp.423-440. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1935, 8vo, printed wrappers, some leaves uncut, [T&W B179]
xiv. Imeson, Charles V. "The Maya Calendar adapted to the slide rule" [reprint from:] Maya Research, vol. 2, no. 2, April 1935. New York: Alma Egan Hyatt Foundation, 1935, folio, printed wrappers, [T&E I12], staples rusting, minor chipping
xv. Altieri, Radamés Andrés (1903-1942). Sobre 11 antiguos kipu Peruanos [offprint from:] Revista del Instituto de Antropología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Tucumán, vol. 2, no. 8. Argentina: Instituto de Antropologia, 1941, 8vo, 1 folding plate, uncut, printed wrappers, [T&W A64], minor wear to wrappers, some loss of spine
xvi. Thompson, J. Eric S. (1898-1975). "Maya Arithmetic" [reprint from:] Carnegie Institution of Washington, publication 528, pp.37-62, 1941, 4to, printed wrappers [T&W T33], minor browning
xvii. Fulton, Charles C. Elements of Maya arithmetic with particular attention to the calendar. Report No. 85, November 24, 1947. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1947, Folio, mimeograph typescript, stapled, [T&W F106]
xviii. Long, Richard Charles Edward (1872-1951). Some remarks on Maya arithmetic. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1948, folio, mimeograph typescript, stapled, [T&W L128]
xix. Fulton, Charles C. Did the Maya have a zero? The meanings of our zero and the Maya "zero" symbols. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1948, folio, mimeograph typescript, stapled, [T&W F105]
xx. Bennett, Wendell Clark (1905-1953)‎. "Numbers, measures, weights and calendars" [reprint from:] Handbook of South American Indians, Bulletin 143, vol. 5, pp. 601-610. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1949, 8vo, green printed wrappers, previous ownership signature in ink on upper wrapper, [T&W B136]
xxi. Flores García, Lorenza. La aritmética Maya a través de su lenguaje [offprint from:] Antropología matemática, 28. Mexico: Museo Nacional de Antropologia, 1974, folio, mimeograph typescript, cloth-backed printed wrappers, stapled, [not in T&W]
xxii. Flores García, Lorenza. El conocimiento matemático entre los mayas prehispánicos [offprint from:] Antropología matemática, 34. Mexico: Museo Nacional de Antropologia, 1976, folio, mimeograph typescript, cloth-backed printed wrappers, stapled, [not in T&W]
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