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La Catedral De Mexico Y El Sagrario Metropolitano, Su Historia, Su Tesoro, Su Arte by  Manuel Toussaint - Hardcover - 1973 - from AARDWOLF Fine Books and Biblio.co.uk

La Catedral De Mexico Y El Sagrario Metropolitano, Su Historia, Su Tesoro, Su Arte

by Toussaint, Manuel

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Editorial Porrua, Mexico City, 1973; Limited Edition; Copy #2385 of a total of 3,000 numbered copies; large quarto (9 1/2"x 13 1/2"), 377 pages; illustrated. The 1973 Editorial Porrua 25th anniversary edition of Manuel Touissant’s monumental study of the history, art, and architecture of the Cathedral of Mexico, first published in 1948. Finely bound in 1/2 calf, gray cloth, black morocco spine label, gilt titles and decorations, and decorative end papers. Large elaborate color initials at the head of each chapter. Generously illustrated with a wealth of photographs and drawings, a number of the photos by Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida. Text in Spanish. The definitive work on the subject. Fine, clean, crisp, bright, and sharp, all gilt brilliant, in a Near Fine dust jacket that has no chips, tears, or price-clipping. A handsome and desirable copy of a magnificent book.


  • Bookseller: AARDWOLF Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1088
  • Title: La Catedral De Mexico Y El Sagrario Metropolitano, Su Historia, Su Tesoro, Su Arte
  • Author: Toussaint, Manuel
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Editorial Porrua
  • Place: Mexico City,
  • Date published: 1973
  • Keywords: Architecture, Mexico, Guillermo Kahlo, Frida Kahlo, Religion, Churches, Cathedral
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art and Architecture;


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