Unfortunately I can't comment. Perhaps a moderator can transform this answer as a comment, to give it a proper place. I found the following information from:
Archivo con figuras basadas en el tipo Mérida
The figurines of this font are a simple design from my CHESS MERIDA font. The font was created exclusively in Corel Draw 3.0, drawings and exporting to TTF format. I made the font in the "Colegio La Salle de San Cristobal" (La Salle School of San Cristobal), located in the pleasant mountains of the south of Mexico; in order to expand our collection of chess fonts. This font is freeware, I hope it is useful for the chess community. If you want to repay us, you can send us some other chess fonts (we are collecting them). Your comments and suggestions would be welcome; please send them to either of address that appear below.
I wish to thank:
for the Website space which has enabled you to receive these fonts, to ANDY TEMPLETON for the advices and ideas, and to VIRGINIA CALHOUN my friend translator.
CIRCULO LASALLISTA DE AJEDREZ º ARMANDO HERNANDEZ MARROQUIN
Apartado Postal 168 º
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas. º firstname.lastname@example.org
29200 MEXICO º
email@example.com º Marzo 18 de 1998.
The designer does not inform at all what was the source of his inspiration.
And, about your question of what books do we have with this font, I can't remember any book with this design. I have books in Spanish from 1970.