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1 Hyams, Edward and Ordish, George. The Last of the Incas - The Rise and Fall of an American Empire.
New York Simon & Schuster Stated first Printing Hard Cover 
Dust jacket has slight tears, overall good+ condition. Title date 1963, CR 1963, 294 pages with index, and bibliography. Black and white photos and illustrations, illustraed pastedowns. A story of the Inca empire, its rulers and their queens - its unique society, cultural achievements, and the downfall of the empire. The showdown with emperor Atahualpa an Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador climaxes with Pizarro ordering Atahualpa to be put to death. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Schele, Linda and Freidel, David. A Forest of Kings.
New York William Morrow First Edition Hard Cover 
The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. Color photos by Justin Kerr. CR 1990. 542 pages with index, references, bibliography, notes and a glossary of Gods and Icons. Dust jacket with mylar, all very good condition. The story of Maya Kingship from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders 2,000 years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Kingship was the primary political and religious institution of the Ancient Maya and unified the Maya view of art, politics, war, and religion. Maya glyphs and artifacts are contained in the 24-page color section. Also, more than 250 illustrations, maps, and charts make the Maya way of life clear to all. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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