GARCIA CUBAS, Antonio. The Rèpublic of Mexico in 1876. A political and ethnographical Division of the Population, Character, Habits, Costumes and Vocations of its Inhabitants … Translated into English by George F. Henderson. Mexico City, La Enseñanza, 1876.
8vo. 20the century buckram, printed front wrapper bound in; pp. 130, [4, the first two blank], double page map, 8 chromo-lithographic maps of costumes, four leaves of musical mscores, printed on both sides; front warapper and final leaf of music with flawed corners, map spotted as and text evenly a little toned, both as usual; still a good copy; from Dyer Library in Saco, Maine.
First edition. The Mexican scientist Antonio Garcia Cubas (1832-1912) sums up the state of affairs in Mexico in the mid-1870s. In the third part on ethnography he focuses on the indigineous population. 'For a better knowledge of the races, their real characteristics, their uses and customs should be studied, as I have mentioned on another occasion, in the depths of the mountainous regions where they still preserve their ancient habits and their dialects with greater purity' (pp. 67-68).