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CUBAN POETRY 1959-1966.
Havana: Book Institute, 1967.
Review copy with slip of the Canadian distributor (Progress Books) laid in. Thick octavo, grey boards. (789), pp. Fine copy. Dust jacket has nicks, closed tears, and slight rubbing to spine tips, upper outer corner of front panel; VG otherwise. Photos, biographical sketches, checklists, and poems in Spanish with English translation on facing pages, of 40 Cuban poets. Note heavier book, extra shipping will be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 14151 Order / Enquire
ADAMS, Richard Newbold
CRUCIFIXION BY POWER: Essays on Guatemalan National Social Structure, 1944-1966. With chapters by Brian Murphy and Bryan Roberts
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970.
Red cloth. pp xiv, 553 + one folding map. Bibliography, index. Private owner's rubber stamp and ink notation at bottom of half-title page; neat underlining on two pages of the Introduction, else a VG clean & tight jacketless copy, no other marks in text. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$18.00 Book Number: 29251 Order / Enquire
(ARGUEDAS, José María)
JOSÉ MARÍA ARGUEDAS Y LA NEUVA NOVELA INDÍGENA DEL PERÚ. Numero especial de la Revista "Coral"
Valparaiso, Chile: Coral, 1970.
Quarto, card covers. pp (64). Spine has minor wear at head, small horizontal crack, VG clean & unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. Coral no. 13, October, 1970. Articles by Ariel Dorfman, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others.
$19.00 Book Number: 41867 Order / Enquire
THE FOREST AND THE SEA: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man
London: Museum Press, 1961.
Orange boards. pp 248. Notes, index, good illustrations in text. Page edges tanned, just a mite leaned, else fine. Attractive dust jacket (art by E. Byfield) has a bit of yellowing to spine, else fine, flap price intact. An explanation of ecosystems, comparing a rain forest with a tropical sea. Bates was an important American zoologist. A nice copy of this ecological classic.
$25.00 Book Number: 44733 Order / Enquire
Toronto: Copp Clark, 1919.
Blue cloth gilt pp (10), 297, , (6, ads),  + 15 of 16 plates. Indexed. Lacking the plate at p. 222 (army ants). Tidy ink owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Made from sheets of the US edition, with cancel title leaf. The great naturalist investigates the jungles of British Guiana. Something of a modern classic, it was reprinted by the Modern Library.
$12.00 Book Number: 44270 Order / Enquire
BOMBAL, Maria-Luísa, 1910-80
HOUSE OF MIST
New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947.
Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has both corners of front flap clipped; spine lightly darkened, with slight rubbing to folds; rubbing and small corner chips at ends; rear panel lightly soiled and yellowed, with large tears to upper outer corner internally repaired with old, now yellowed, cellotape; yellowing and rubbing to flap folds; in all, good, but still respectable in appearance. The highly regarded Chilean author's first novel, La última niebla (1935). Jacket blurb by her friend Jorge Luis Borges ("Stories of melancholy magic."). Bombal was living with Pablo Neruda when she wrote the book. She re-wrote it herself in English for this edition.
$29.50 Book Number: 39206 Order / Enquire
BRANDAO, (Ambrosio Fernandes).
DIALOGUES OF THE GREAT THINGS OF BRAZIL. (DIALOGOS DAS GRANDEZAS DO BRASIL). Tanslated and Annotated by Frederick Arthur Holden, William F. Harrison, and Dorothy Winters Welker.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press., 1987.
Nrown cloth. xiv, 385 pp. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Beige dust jacket has a very light sticker stain to front panel, light sunning to spine; VG+ otherwise. The first translation into English of the 1618 Portuguese work, "the equivalent for Brazil of the writings of Captain Smith for Virginia." - Frederick Holden Hall. Authorship attributed to Ambrosio Fernandes Brandao. "Evidently written to encourage immigration, the DIALOGUES describe the history of the colonization of northeastern Brazil and the agricultural and mineral wealth of the new land. In addition, the author provides information about every aspect of the land and people of the region: georgraphy, history , flora and fauna, scenery." - jacket.
$25.00 Book Number: 18308 Order / Enquire
BRUSHWOOD, John S.
MEXICO IN ITS NOVEL: a nation's search for its identity
Austin: University of Texas, 1975.
Third printing. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 292. Index. Light glue residue from removed label inside front cover, else fine. Red jacket has faded spine, VG otherwise. Includes a chronlogical list of novels at rear.
$15.00 Book Number: 44794 Order / Enquire
CALLAHAN, James Morton
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN MEXICAN RELATIONS
New York: Macmillan, 1932.
Brown cloth. pp (xii), 644 + 4 maps. Index. Spine very lightly sunned with gilt lettering a bit dulled; yellowing to page edges; endpapers browned from binding materials; small ink name and rubber stamp "Sample" on front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.00 Book Number: 44799 Order / Enquire
CARDOZO GALUÉ, Germàn
MICHOACÁN EN EL SIGLO DE LAS LUCES
Mexico City: El Colegio de México, 1973.
Illustrated card covers. pp (xii), 146. Text paper slightly toned, else a VG unworn copy, no owner marks. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 26381 Order / Enquire
THE LOST STEPS. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis.
New York: Knopf, 1956.
Cloth and boards. Light sunning to the pink top page edges and to the boards; light endpaper foxing; text paper lightly yellowed; else a VG unworn copy, no owner names. White dust jacket has tanning to the spine, lesser tanning to the panels; light rubbing to spine folds, short tears to spine tips, one small chip to lower inner corner of rear panel; VG otherwise, still attractive, flap price intact. The first book to be translated into English of the great Cuban writer, reprinted in the Penguin Modern Classics paperback series, and one of the more important Latin American novels. Garcia Marquez claims that this was the book which most influenced his own writing. A sophisticated modern man suffering from weltschmertz tries to make a new life in the primitive upper reaches of a great South American river, the author's way of exploring the important theme of the relationship between the old European culture and that of the New World.
$25.00 Book Number: 16422 Order / Enquire
CHIPMAN, Donald E.
NUNO DE GUZMAN and the Province of Panuco in New Spain 1518-1533
Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1967.
Tall octavo, maroon cloth. pp 322 + sepia-toned reproductions of old documents, one map in text, deckle fore edges. Minor rubbing to spine tips and outer corners, corner crease to map leaf, spine very lightly sunned, VG+ jacketless copy otherwise, no owner names. Páuco is on the Gulf coast of Southern Mexico just north of Veracruz. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 27199 Order / Enquire
COFIÑO LOPÉZ, Manuel
TIEMPO DE CAMBIO
La Habana (Havana), Cuba: Instituto del Libro, 1969.
pp (87), Card covers with flaps. Pencil notes at rear, light rubbing to edges, ink price at front, VG otherwise. Short stories. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 44729 Order / Enquire
COLQUHOUN, Archibald Ross
THE KEY OF THE PACIFIC. The Nicaragua Canal....Cheaper Issue.
New York: Longmans, Green, 1898.
Tall octavo, hardcover, sturdy green cloth, spine gilt lettered. (xx), (444) pp + erratum slip + colour folding map at rear + plates inserted (many double page and folding); illustrations and maps in text. Spine slight darkened with mild rubbing; lesser darkening to covers, rubbing to rear cover; light yellowing to text paper and endpapers, tanning to page edges; Dec. 1898, ink name on title page; else a VG tight and unworn copy, text clean and unmarked . A comprehensive book on the proposed canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific running through Nicaragua. It was never built. A scarce book. Note: 2 kg parcel, exra shipping will be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 19006 Order / Enquire
KISSING THE POPE. A Play and a Diary for Nicaragua
London: Nick Hern Books, 1990.
Octavo, card covers. , 88 pp. Fine copy. A play of the Contra / Sandinista struggle in Nicaragua. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00 Book Number: 1959 Order / Enquire
ABACO: The history of an out island and its cays. Illustrations by Laurie Jones
Decatur, IL: White Sound Press, 1987.
Third printing. Octavo, card covers. pp (x), 172, (2) pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Bahamas. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$12.50 Book Number: 35221 Order / Enquire
CHARLESTON & Other Stories. Translated by Andree Conrad.
Boston: David R. Godine, 1977.
#144/200 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Light rubbing to delicate spine gilt lettering, else fine in green cloth & boards slipcase.
$50.00 Book Number: 430 Order / Enquire
CORONATION. Translated from the Spanish by Jocasta Goodwin
New York: Knopf, 1965.
Octavo, dark blue cloth and green boards, black top page edges. Light sticker shadow on front free endpaper, just a few small tan spots to endpapers, else fine, no owner names, top page edges dark and unfaded. The George Salter dust jacket has shallow chips and one small tear ends of lightly sunned spine; very small chips to outer corners; nicks to edges; small chip to lower front panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact. First novel of the reknowed Chilean author, it won the William Faulkner Foundation Prize in 1962. Set in Santiago,
$34.95 Book Number: 39108 Order / Enquire
EL AGITADO PLEITO ENTRE UN AUTOR Y UN ÁNGEL
La Habana (Havana), Cuba: Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, 1973.
Card covers with flaps, with dust jacket which announces the Premio de teatro José Antonio Ramos UNEAC 1972. pp (96). VG copy. A play. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 44731 Order / Enquire
DULLES, John W.F.
YESTERDAY IN MEXICO: A Chronicle of the Revolution, 1919-1936
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1967.
Red cloth. pp xvi, 805; photos and maps in text. Fine copy, no marks in text. Red dust jacket spine is sunned to pink, with minor wear at head; VG otherwise. The best account available of the period of dominance of the Sonoran dynasty. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$30.00 Book Number: 26350 Order / Enquire