[PELLICER, Carlos, introduction]. La Pintura Mural de la Revolucion Mexicana. [Mexico City], Editorial de la Plástica Mexicana, 1975.
Large folio (48 x 35 cm). Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. 316, highly illustrated in colour; minimal rubbing to cloth, initially very lightly spotted, otherwise very good.
Second, enlarged edition, one of 5000 copies printed and privately distributed, of this lavishly produced monograph on Mexican revolutionary murals, with a very good introduction by Carlo Pellicer, placing this art in the historical context of pre-Columbian art, and religious iconography. Among the splendidly reproduced works of art are murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco, Agustín Lazo, Rufino Tamayo, and José Guadalupe Posada.
Provenance: Presented by Mexican officials to Dr. Noel Ordman, thanking him for his help with the modernisation of the Mexican commercial sea ports, with calligraphic inscription and five signatures on front fly-leaf, dated 1982. Noel Ordman was a British civil engineer, port designer, administrator for the Port of London Authority and president of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers.