Los Cohetes Duraron Todo el Dia



Petróleos Mexicanos, 1988. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black laminated cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gold on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and preface (in Spanish) by Pedro Meyer. Introduction (in Spanish) by Francisco Rojas G., Director General, Pemex. Additional text (in Spanish) quoting individuals pictured in the book. Includes a list of plates. 152 pp., with 163 black-and-white plates finely printed in Mexico by Artes Gráficas Panorama. This first edition was limited to 5000 copies. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Los cohetes duraron todo el día was realized to mark the 50th anniversary of Pemex, the nationalized Mexican oil company. It was, however, never released due to “political scuffling.” Nonetheless, as Martin Parr and Gerry Badger assert, “this is a fine example of a company photobook in the journalistic mode, a mini The Family of Man in outlook, but one with more of a social viewpoint and political bite. Stain to jacket.