Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research, 1969.
Hardcover. Very Good. 260 pp, with Anderson's card laid in. Very light wear to edges including light spotting to top edge; else clean and sound. Text is in Aztec (Nahuatl) and English. "Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly called the Florentine Codex, the manuscript came into the possession of the Medici no later than 1588 and is now in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence" (World Digital Library). Dibble and Anderson spent 30 years translating the Codex into English. This volume begins: "Here beginneth the sixth book, in which are told the various words of prayer with which they prayed to those who were their gods; and how they made formal conversation, through which they displayed rhetoric and moral philosophy, as is evident in the discourses." Due to size, shipping charges may be more than standard for priority or international orders.