Plates are "from drawings and photographs made by the author and engraved by the Moss Engraving Co., by the new process of Mr. John C. Moss"--p.xvi. "Mosstype" printed on each plate. 17 half-tone plates, the frontispiece, a portrait of the author, the remainder photographs of Mayan temples and bas-relief and 2 additional plates. Binding: Bound in yellow embossed cloth with gilt lettering on spine and decorated endpapers. Singed by original owner on front flyleaf and dated January 16, 1887. "F.A. Ringler & Co. electrotypers, New York"--T.p. verso.
Binding: Fully bound in brown leather with double fillet border; gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed "John [S] Barker, Esq. with the respects of the writer"--Verso. Includes frontispiece map of Yucatan and three plates with photographs of Mayan ruins and artifacts taken by Dr. Le Plongeon.