New York: Knopf, 1927. First. hardcover. Preface by Ralph Barton and an introduction by Frank Croninshield. Colored frontispiece, 56 black & white plates. Slim small 4to, black cloth, corners worn. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1927. First Edition. Very good. very good.
Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904-1957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount of attention and were published widely in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among others.