Gilpin, Laura. Temples in Yucatan: A Camera Chronicle of Chichen Itza.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1948. First Edition.
Royal (tall) octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, 124 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Throughout southern Mexico and northern Central America the ruins of many astonishing temples have been found, relics of the once great civilization of the Maya. Thanks to the skill of the modern archaeologist, some of these ruins have been repaired and reconstructed. One such group is the city of Chichen Itza in central Yucatan, Mexico, which has now become easy of access through the development of the inter-American airways. Laura Gilpin's brilliant camera study of Chichen Itza conveys the grandeur of its buildings in all their beauty of proportion, spacing, and ornamentation. The 117 photographs include, in detail, the most important temples and other structures, as well as afford intimate glimpses into the life of the present-day Maya. Miss Gilpin has been at great pains to select the aspects which best inerpret this ancient city to those who have already seen it and present to others a vivid impression of its beauty and fascination. A brief but highly informative text accompanies the pictures.