Arnold & Frost (1909) The American Egypt – Maya


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Arnold, Channing & Frost, Frederick J. Tabor. The American Egypt: A Record of Travel in Yucatan. (London: Hutchinson & Co., 1909)

Octavo.  xiv, 391 pages. Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth-covered boards. Stamped in gilt on spine with gilt frame on cover. Illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. Top edge gilt.

Condition: VG. Spine cloth wrinkled, scattered color loss to cover.  Hinges tight and solid. Some discoloration to endpapers. Top gilt worn. Scattered foxing.

Channing ARNOLD (1869 – 1938) and Frederick J. Tabor FROST ( – ) William Channing Arnold was an English journalist and writer, son of Sir Edwin Arnold, usually referred to as Channing Arnold. – LibriVox

Arnold and Frost were English archaeologists who traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula and wrote “the first book ever written by Englishmen on Yucatan—that Egypt of the New World, where, it is now generally admitted, Central American Civilization reached its apogee—and to be, for the present at least, the only Englishmen who can claim to have explored the uncivilized north-eastern portions of the Peninsula and the islands of her eastern coast.” Their studies brought them to the conclusion, contrary to the bulk of the body of other contemporary experts, “that America’s first architects were Buddhist immigrants from Java and Indo-China.” Summary by Lynne Thompson. – LibriVox