V. CHAPBOOK COVERS

 

142. Cantares oaxaqueños nueva coleccion de canciones modernas para 1898. Cuaderno no. 2. 1898. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, printed in red and black, buff paper. Framed within a circle is a crowded market scene with umbrellas and vendors' stands; colonial architecture in background; three well-dressed couples at front, including a man playing a mandolin. Signed in print: Posada. 13.5 x 8.7 cm. Very fine. Back wrap with ad for Vanegas Arroyo.

 

143. Cantares oaxaqueños nueva coleccion de canciones modernas para 1898. Cuaderno no. 2. 1898. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, red and black ink, yellow paper. Within a circle, crowded market scene with umbrellas and stands; colonial architecture in background; three well-dressed couples at front, including a man playing a mandolin. Signed in print: Posada. 13.5 x 8.7 cm. Very fine. Back wrap with ad for Vanegas Arroyo. Same as preceding but on colored paper.

 

144. Cartas amorosas coleccion No. 1. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Type-metal engraving, printed on one side, yellow paper. Rather morose female figure with butterfly wings holding an oversized envelope sealed with a heart pierced by an arrow; accoutrements of a woman's boudoir in foreground. Signed in print: Posada. 13.1 x 8.8 cm. Very fine. Back wrap with text: "Movimientos ridículos de la mujer."

 

145. Coleccion de cartas amorosas cuaderno No. 3. Undated. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, yellow paper. Starry-eyed young lady in frilly clothes and hat sits at a window holding an envelope in her hand, potted plant at front left. Signed in print: Posada. 14.0 x 9.0 cm. Very fine. Back wrap with text: "Observaciones para todos los que deseen casarse con una mujer hermosa."

 

146. Coleccion de cartas amorosas cuaderno No. 4. Undated. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side. Behind a low wall a man wearing bowler hat and suit stands embracing a well-dressed woman with short cape who sits on a bench on the near side of the wall. Signed in print: Posada. 12.8 x 8.1 cm. Very fine. Back wrap, also a zinc etching, illustrates the alphabet in sign language.

 

147. La cubanita. Coleccion de canciones para 1893 No. 22 A. Vanegas Arroyo. Editor Mexico. [1893]. Upper pictorial wrapper only of 16mo chapbook, printed in red and black. Zinc etching: Black man and woman in peasant dress dancing. 13.4 x 8.7 cm. Signed in print: Posada. One chip at upper blank margin. Berdecio & Appelbaum 177 (another issue). Carrillo, p. 37 (another issue).

 

148. La diva mexicana. Nueva serie de canciones modernas.... 1902. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, rose paper. Four robust women in risque show girl attire and high heels, all but one wearing hat. Unsigned. 6.7 x 6.9 cm. Very fine. Back wrap is an add for the publishing firm of Antonio Vanegas Arroyo.

 

149. Mi hombre num 3. Nueva coleccion de canciones para el presente año. 1880. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Type-metal engraving, printed on one side, maize paper. Man holding guitar, flanked by two women in fancy dresses with fringed shawls. Signed in print: Posada. 13.4 x 8.6 cm. Very fine. Back wrap, also an etching, is a large hand holding an advertisement for the publishing house of Vanegas Arroyo.

 

150. Muestras para bordado cuaderno No. 7. Undated. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, white paper printed in orange and black. Woman in full-length Victorian dress with ruffle at bottom of skirt and puffy sleeve seated and embroidering on a frame. Signed in print: Posada. 13.8 x 88 cm. Very fine. Back wrap, also an etching, is a large hand holding an advertisement for the publishing house of Vanegas Arroyo.

 

151. Nuevo oraculo ó sea el libro del porvenir. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, yellow paper printed with red ink. Elderly lady and younger lady sitting at round table with cloth, the former holding cards in her hands; on the table are dice and an object with the words "Oraculo"; at foreground is a cat; above a picture of the heavens and a globe. Signed in print: Posada. 12.1 x 7.2 cm. Very fine. Back wrap contains instructions for use.

 

152. No. 2 del pequeño adivinadorcito. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Type-metal engraving, printed on one side. Boy sitting on a bench at a writing desk, pencil in hand, leaning on elbow. Unsigned. 13.9 x 9.0 cm. Uniform age-toning. Back wrap with list of publisher's Teatro infantil.

 

153. El 23 de infanteria segunda canciones modernas para el año de 1912. Pictorial chapbook wrappers. Zinc etching, printed on one side, pink paper. Three soldiers in uniform, the middle man carrying the Mexican flag, tents in background. Unsigned. 13.4 x 9.0. Fine. Back wrap contains the song "La Maquinista del amor."