This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... "Not only have you profaned the shrine of the god who came to teach men gentleness and the culture of the fields, but you dare to slay his very messenger. Loose him before Quetzalcoatl smites you before his own altar." No one stirred. The outward respect they had always shown to the High Priest had ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... "Not only have you profaned the shrine of the god who came to teach men gentleness and the culture of the fields, but you dare to slay his very messenger. Loose him before Quetzalcoatl smites you before his own altar." No one stirred. The outward respect they had always shown to the High Priest had for years covered in many of the priests a scorn for the gentleness which was so contrary to their own natures. Yet even now some of them trembled a little, retaining the superstitious awe of the miraculous powers which were supposed to be hereditary in Teoa's family. Not so Chimalpopoca. He had not even listened to the older priest's words but had been harkening to the uproar which increased each moment. Added to the cries was a dull roar which seemed to come from all parts of the city. Now he turned and, laying his hand on Teoa, shoved him aside. "There is no time now to be lost," he cried. "Dawn is past and day is here. The god waits above and the Caciques below for the signal that they may expect the divine blessing. Hear you not how the folk have risen against the Teules? Montezuma and our leaders have planned that neither Malinche nor his army shall see this day's sunset." Again he drew his black knife and touched the boy's breast with its sharp edge, as if to feel out the best spot. Then came a mighty roar from the streets which stayed his hand. "An earthquake I" cried the priests. "The angry voice of Quetzalcoatl," murmured Teoa. "The guns!" thought Fernando. Terrific shrieks followed, and the temple slaves hurried into the shrine, crying out "Help! Help! There is fighting and terrible death all about us." Chimalpopoca rushed to...
Fair. B0006AHWSC No dust jacket present and the cover shows significant wear. Some of the cover paper on the spine area is missing. Overall, the book is still very readable. Ships, well packaged and very quickly, from MI. A detailed description is coming soon. The condition selected for the item is accurate and consistent with our other listings of the same general condition. If you have any questions or you would like a detailed description of the item prior to our revision of the listing, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. Please buy with confidence from us, as we have several thousand satisfied customers and your satisfaction is the goal we strive to achieve with every transaction.
Frank Schoonover. Good. No Jacket. 9 1/2" NOT an ex library boovk. Book with green cloth cover has paste on plate on cover, decorations and print in gold and white. Book has specks of white on cover and spine. Illustrated endpapers. 332 pages. Eight color plates and one black/white map.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. All dust jackets are in Mylar acid-free protectors. Dust jacket condition is not reliable--pleas inquire if your would like a detailed description of the jacket condition.
Schoonover, Frank E. Very Good Plus. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 332p. 9 color plates. except for tanning lightly inside covers and end paper an unworn bright copy. cover illustration unscuffed. neatly penned gift note on second plain end paper dated Dec. 25 1917.
Good. Blue cloth over boards, with mounted color cover illustration, and gilt titles on spine. Illustrated throughout with seven full color plates (all accounted for) Shelfwear to boards, corners bumped, cover illustration rubbed, and some dust soiling to the text block; front and rear hinges loose, but still intact, and previous owner's gift inscription to ffep, else binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text. Overall only in Good condition.
Tall 8 vo. 332 pp. B/w chapter heads illustrations, color plates Frank Schoonover, blue paper-covered boards/pictorial label front cover. Nameplate front pastedown, very good; dust jacket edgewear, light soil spine, good+. Originally published by Penn 1917.
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