The Rise & Fall of Maya Civilization
by J. Eric S. Thompson
Victor Gollancz, 1956 [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, front fly-leaf removed, previous owners initials on front and back end-papers, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, small chips and creasing to edges and minor markings (see photographs)
"For more than a quarter of a century J. Eric S. Thompson has been investigating the Maya: he has made ten field trips of excavation and exploration in Central America. An archaeologist with the Carnegie Institution of Washington since 1935, Mr. Thompson is especially known for his work on Maya hieroglyphic writing. He is author of a number of other books and many articles in the field. this volume, which embodies the most important results of the work of the Department of Historical Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, in the Maya area for the past twenty-five years, was written because Mr. Thompson felt the need of an accurate account of the Maya which also tried to explain their civilization."