Quinn's BEAUTIFUL MEXICO with Photos by Hugo Brehme
Quinn, [Elizabeth] Vernon; [Hugo Brehme, photographer]. BEAUTIFUL MEXICO. Its Story, Legends, and Scenic Charm. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1924. xviii, 398 pages, plus color frontispiece and 19 double-sided plates, all from photographs. One full-page map printed with the text. Original dark green ribbed cloth lettered in gilt with a mounted color plate on the front cover. 22 x 15 cm. Very good plus in good plus dust jacket. The rear hinge is cracked but holding well. Some moderate foxing to pages facing plates and minor foxing to the margins of a few of the plates themselves, but in no place affecting the images. Still a bright and attractive copy. The scarce jacket has a dime-sized chip where the spine and front panels meet, a few smaller edge chips, several short, closed tears, and some minor soiling.
FIRST EDITION. An attractively illustrated introduction to Mexico designed for the traveler or general reader. Many of the plates reproduce the photographs of Hugo Brehme (1882-1954), a German who emigrated to Mexico in 1908, who is "considered to be one of the founders of Mexican pictorialist photography" (Online Archive of California). His contributions to this book include the color frontispiece which is replicated on the front cover and the dust jacket.
This was the second book by Elizabeth Vernon Quinn (1881-1962), preceded by her “Beautiful America“ (1923). As with most of her books, she here adopts a male persona by omitting her first name. Quinn published many other books, mostly for children, including works on geography, gardening, and card games.
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