Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and KingsBooks about Books, History
Translated with commentary by Dennis Tedlock. Simon & Schuster, 1985. First Edition. Octavo.Hardback. 380pp. Fine in a just about Fine dust jacket.
Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century.
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