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GENIN, Auguste. Poemes azteques.

Mexico. Bibliotheque de Courrier du Mexique et de l'Europe, 1907. Deuxieme edition [i.e. second edition].
8vo. [6], iv, 255pp. Contemporary straight-grain half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Minor shelf-wear, spine sunned. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Annie Cowdray to FEP, internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'A Lady Cowdray / Souvenir de son / sejour au pays des Azteques / Respectueusement / Aug Genin / Mexico, Janvier 1911'.
Auguste Genin (1862-1931), Franco-Mexican poet and ethnologist. At the age of 17, he witnessed the death of his father and his burial at sea during a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean aboard the liner Ville de St Nazaire. He published the present collection in 1890 in memory of his father, the opening poem of which recounts the tragic accident.

Annie Pearson, Viscountess Cowdray (1860-1932), English suffragist and philanthropist. She served as the President of the Women's Liberal Federation from 1921 until 1923 and was Honorary Treasurer of the Liberal Women's Suffrage Union. In the early years of the twentieth century, she donated £100,000 to establish the Cowdray Hospital in Mexico City.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 24063