MEXICAN TALES: A COMPILATION OF MEXICAN STORIES AND LEGENDS. 4th Edition. Bernice I. Goodspeed.

MEXICAN TALES: A COMPILATION OF MEXICAN STORIES AND LEGENDS. 4th Edition. Mexico, D. F. Published by American Book & Printing Co., S. A., 1950. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3 [4] 5-9 [10] 11 [12] 13-277 [278: tailpiece] [279-280: blank], illustrations by Carl Pappe, original cream wrappers printed in red and green. Fourth edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Goodspeed on the front free endpaper dated 26 de Feb. 1951. Goodspeed and Pappe operated an art gallery and upscale clothing and jewelry store in Taxco. "An American born cultural anthropologist and student of pre-Columbian archeology, Bernice Goodspeed settled in Mexico City in 1930 to complete her studies. While working as a guide to sites of antiquity, she met the Hungarian/American artist Carl Pappe and they were married in 1935. The couple settled in Taxco in 1938 where they opened a studio and gallery that sold pre-Columbian artifacts, as well as Carl's paintings and prints. Shortly after, the gallery began to offer silver jewelry and table ornaments designed and created by Bernice. Much of her work featured pre-Columbian motifs and some of the jewelry was set with Aztec and Mayan stonework. She was active as a jeweler and silversmith until her death in 1971. Bernice Goodspeed also authored a number of books on Mexico and its native crafts, many illustrated with the artwork of Carl Pappe." - Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks and Maker's Marks. A touch of wear to overlapping edges, a very good copy. (#163857).

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"4th EDITION" on title page.