Popol Vuh Misapprehensions of Fact

Since Popol Vuh first entered the world stage in 1857, a numerous myth and misapprehensions of fact have become deeply entrenched in the “lore” of Popol Vuh. 

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Ayer ms 1515 was likely bound in Guatemala
According to Giselle Simon, Ayer ms 1515 was likely bound in Guatemala. (MLA CITE AS Woodruff, John M. The “most futile and vain” Work of Father Francisco Ximénez: Rethinking the Context of Popol Vuh. U. Alabama, 2009. Print.)Juan Gavarrete’s manuscript is not lost.
Gavarrete’s manuscript is not lost. (Repub. as "Popol Vuh Misapprehensions of Fact." https://www.johnwoodruff.com/w?page_id=2309. Accessed 16 Sep 2019. Web.)Carl Scherzer was not a physician.
Scherzer was a lawyer, not a physician. The misconception seems to have started with Edmonson who misinterpreted Scherzer’s honorific “Dr.” as an indicator of Scherzer’s profession. (MLA CITE AS Repub. as "Popol Vuh Misapprehensions of Fact." https://www.johnwoodruff.com/w?page_id=2309. Accessed 16 Sep 2019. Web.Alphonse Pinart was not a book dealer.
Alphonse Pinart was not a book dealer. (MLA CITE AS Woodruff, John M. The “most futile and vain” Work of Father Francisco Ximénez: Rethinking the Context of Popol Vuh. U. Alabama, 2009. Print.)

Editions
All editions between 1861 and 1947 are based on Brasseur’s edition or on Ximénez’s monolingual revision in Historia de la provinçia. (MLA CITE AS Repub. as "Popol Vuh Misapprehensions of Fact." https://www.johnwoodruff.com/w?page_id=2309. Accessed 16 Sep 2019. Web.

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