Denver; New York: Buedingen Art Publishing Co., 1902. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. , 56, pp (Text volume), 19 loose leaves (Photographic plates), as issued. Original red string bound illustrated wrappers (Text volume) resting, along with 19 loose leaves, in a red half morocco over burgundy cloth portfolio, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Decorative endpapers and initials.
This extremely rare portfolio is a photo-illustrated travel guide to Mexico containing a text volume featuring numerous in-text b/w photographic reproductions, and 19 loose plates of splendid duo-tone photographs. Each photograph is tipped onto heavy cardstock, is captioned in the plate and measures 6 1/2 x 9" (Plates: 10 3/4 x 13 1/4"). The photographs show the following views: 1) Market Place in Mexico; 2) Mexico: Public Laundry; 3) Mexico: Pico de Orizaba; 4) Mexico-City: General View; 5) Mexico: Primitive Irrigating; 6) Yucatan: Chi-Chen Temple; 7) Mexico: Cholula; 8) Mexico: Bullfight; 9) Mexico: Guanajuata; 10) Mexico: Chihuahua. Mon. Hidalgo; 11) Aguas Calientes; 12) Mexico: Cactus Hedge; 13) Mexico: Team of Oxen; 14) San Luis Potosi. Plaza; 15) Burros, carrying Charcoal; 16) Mexico-City: Cathedral; 17) Mitla: Corridor of Mosaics; 18) Vera-Cruz; 19) Guadalajara: View from Hospicio.
Portfolio partly rubbed along edges, with moderate and sporadic abrasion to leather. Closed tear along tail of spine. Minor and sporadic soiling along edges of plates (not affecting photographs). Portfolio in overall good-, wrappers in good+ to very good, interior and plates in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #40093