Martin, Percy F.; Mexico of the Twentieth Century. 2 vols., London: Edward Arnold, 1907. Vol.1, pp.xxiv, 323, 49 plates and illustrations, folding map at rear. Vol. 2, pp. xiv, 329, 60 plates and illustrations folded map of Mexico at rear.
The set is complete and in the original dark blue cloth with gilt spine titles, gilt seal on covers and black stamped titles on covers. The bindings are tight and clean with minor shelf wear, text, maps and plates are near fine. In near fine condition.
A civil engineer and mining engineer Martin (1861-1941) wrote extensively on the mining industry in Mexico. In this two volume set Martin first discusses the early history of Mexico and then discusses all aspects of life in Mexico in the early twentieth century, including agriculture, population, geography, native peoples, transportation, trade and industry, government, finances, and especially Mexico’s rich precious metal resources. Each chapter covers a different state.