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Flute Of The Smoking Mirror. A Portrait Of Nezahualcoyotl Poet-King Of The Aztecs by  Frances Gillmor

Flute Of The Smoking Mirror. A Portrait Of Nezahualcoyotl Poet-King Of The Aztecs

by Frances Gillmor

First edition. 8vo. Purple cloth, cover decorations and titles stamped in black on the front cover and spine, map on front endpapers, xii, 183 [1] pp., foreword, illustrated, notes, selected references, index. Laid-in to this copy is a typed postcard from the author to historian T. M. Pearce suggesting times and related events to attend. Nezahualcoyotl, who lived from 1402 to 1472, was one of the three great leaders of the Aztec alliance. "Against the back ground of Aztec wars and alliances, sacrifice and festival, he emerges in the role of engineer, codifier of Aztec law, organizer of a commission on arts and learning, spokesman of fragmentary and half-seen visions of a poet and philosopher, a capricious lover, and a father alternately stern and gentle." Fine in dust jacket with light wear to head of spine.

Inventory Number: 41712

$75.00