The book of the jaguar priest a translation of the book of chilam balam of tizimin.

Worcester Makemson, Maud.

Published by By 1593, the date of the opening pages of the Book of chilam Balam of Tizimin, there were only a few old men left who could read the ancient hieroglyphs and they were forbidden to teach the hereditary lore to their sons. It was then they decided to record what they remembered the way of life of their people. This book was obviously written to be read in secret by the faithful. Translated here into english after long and arduous effort, this is a significant document. 1951.
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Henry Schuman, New York 1951. First edition. Publisher s cloth. dustwrapper. 238 (2) pp. Dustwrapper worn otherwhise a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 5904


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Publisher: By 1593, the date of the opening pages of the Book of chilam Balam of Tizimin, there were only a few old men left who could read the ancient hieroglyphs and they were forbidden to teach the hereditary lore to their sons. It was then they decided to record what they remembered the way of life of their people. This book was obviously written to be read in secret by the faithful. Translated here into english after long and arduous effort, this is a significant document. 1951.

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