[Mexico City]: Seminario De Cultura Mexicana, 1965. Illustrations by Julio Prieto. First Edition, limited to 2,000 copies. Signed presentation from Monterde on the half-title page: "Para mi estimiado amigo Rodolph Aguilar cordialmente Francisco Monterde."
["To my beloved friend Rodolfo Aguilar, cordially Francisco Monterde."] Francisco de Asís Monterde García Icazbalceta was a prolific and multifaceted Mexican writer whose career spanned over fifty years. He was an important promoter of the arts and culture in Mexico in the years following the Revolution. In 1924 he founded and edited the short-lived Mexican avant-garde cultural magazine Antena. In 1925 he famously deciphered a letter that conquistador Hernan Cortes left written in code. Tall 8vo., pictorial white wraps in clear glassine dust jacket; 158 pages. Item #56904
Very Good (covers & dust jacket nice; contents clean & tight).