Books: Well

THE CITY OF THE SACRED WELL —T. A. Willard—Century ($4). Here is the story, told by an intimate friend, of Edward Herbert Thompson — "Don Eduardo", as they call him in Yucatan—to whom is credited the bulk of modern archeological knowledge of the great Mayan civilizations. Reading explorers' books as a boy in snug New England, he connected himself with the Peabody Museum and the American Antiquarian Society, which obtained him the first U. S. consulship in Yucatan and opportunity to devote most of his life to baring the secrets of Chichen Itza, the Mayan capital. Besides constituting a reliable compendium...

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