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Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices

Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884-85

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Author: Thomas Cyrus
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,786 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 3,642
Added to site: 2006.11.14 15240
Genre: Science

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1888, pages 253-372

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64, 63, 62, 61, 0.

"In considering this, our attention is attracted by the position of the four blank pages, three of which are together, the fourth alone. It might be expected that the separate blank page began or concluded the second piece and was purposely left blank, because in the folding of the whole it would have lain outside and thus been exposed to injury; the other three would be expected at the end of the first piece. The former, as is easily seen, was quite possible, but the latter was not, unless we assume that even at the time Aglio took his copy the original order had been entirely disturbed by cutting and stitching together again. The four blank pages show no trace of ever having contained writing; the red brown spots which appear on them are to be found also on the sides that contain writing. Perhaps, therefore, those three continuous pages indicate a section in the representation; perhaps it was intended to fill them later on; in a similar way also page three has been left unfinished,



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