Lot 23: Author: Bingham, Hiram. Title: Machu Picchu: A Citadel of the Incas. Report of the Explorations and Excavations made in 1911, 1912 and 1915 Under the Auspices of Yale University and the National Geographic Society. Place Published: New Haven. Publisher: Yale University Press. Date Published: 1930. Description: vii, (7) , 244 pp. Many plates from photographs, diagrams within text; folding plan of the ruins of Machu Picchu at rear. (Large 8vo) original cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt. One of 500 copies. First Edition. Rare first edition of this account of the discovery of one of the great wonders of South America, a pleasure realm and religious outpost of the ancient Incas high in the Andes. Condition: Slipcase worn; volume fine.
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