Edmonson, Munro S. The Book of Counsel: The Popol Vuh of the Quiché Maya of
Guatemala. Publication 35. New Orleans, Louisiana: Middle American Research
Institute, Tulane University, 1971. English translation of the Popol Vuh, side by
side with the Quiché, written in verse. Footnotes include detailed comparisons of
11 other translations. Good Bibliography and Index.
Fussell, Betty. The Story of Corn. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
Comprehensive study of history, mythology, and science of corn. Lengthy discus-
sion of Popol Vuh and historical references to tamales.
Goetz, Delia and Morley, Sylvanus G. Popol Vuh, The Sacred Book of the Ancient
Quiché Maya. Trans. Adrián Recinos. Norman, Oklahoma: University of
Oklahoma Press, 1950. Detailed historical introduction followed by prose version
of the Popol Vuh. Good Bibliography and Index. Includes a map of the Maya-
Quiché region and a copy of the first page of the original Ximénez manuscript
of the Popol Vuh.
Maudslay, A.P. Biologia Centrali-Americana. 4 vols. London: R.H. Porter and
Dulau and Company, 1889-1902. Extraordinary photographs of archaeological
expeditions in the 1880’s to document Maya sites. Maps and line drawings of
ruins and their complex decorations.
Nelson, Ralph, trans. Popol Vuh. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Prose version of
Tedlock, Dennis, trans. Popol Vuh. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1985. Prose
the Popol Vuh with historical commentary. No footnotes.
translation of the Popol Vuh. Maps, drawings, glossary. Photographs of contemp-
orary Maya and their continuing relationship to the Popol Vuh. Pronunciation
guide for Quiché words.