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The search for the Codex Cardona : on the trail of a sixteenth century mexican treasure

Author: Arnold J Bauer
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Search for the Codex Cardona is the story of Arnold J. Bauer's experiences on the trail of a cultural treasure, a Mexican 'painted book' that first came into public view at Sotheby's auction house in London in 1982, nearly four hundred years after it was presumably made by Mexican artists and scribes."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold J Bauer
ISBN: 9780822345961 082234596X 9780822346142 0822346141
OCLC Number: 319499265
Notes: "On the trail of a sixteenth-century Mexican treasure."
Description: viii, 181 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Crocker lab --
A world of painted books --
Early doubts --
Sotheby's of London --
The Getty --
Sloan ranger --
Nights in the gardens of Coyoacan --
A mysterious affidavit --
Seville --
Christie's of New York --
El Palacio del Marques --
Libreria Zocalo --
An internet posting --
The architect's studio --
Pasaje de las Flores --
The high end --
Ibiza --
A Madrid anticuario.
Responsibility: Arnold J. Bauer.

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