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  • Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange by Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao
    Barleu (van Baerle, Barlaeos), Caspar. Traducao e Anotacoes de Claudio Brandao
    Historio dos feitos recentemente praticados Brasil e noutras partes sob o governo do ilustrissimo Joao Mauricio Conde de Nassau, Etc., ora governador de Wesel, Tenente-General de Cavalaria das Provincias Unidas sob o Principe de Orange

    First Edition Thus

    Rio de Janeiro: Ministerio da Educacao, 1940. 424 pages with 55 leaves of plates, most folded, of portraits, maps, views, etc. Plates are reproduced from the 1647 Latin edition. In 1647 Barleu wrote an account of the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil inspired by the leadership of John Mauricio of Nassau, who was appointed governor of the Dutch West India Company in 1637 and continued as governor until 1644. Limited edition. ISBN: 281AIB1049067.

    First edition thus. A very fine copy in full leather covers over boards with gold insignia and lettering. Covers with bevelled edges. Spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Binding by A. V. Emmott & Sons, Houston. Presentation copy signed by the Minister of Education with typed presentation (translated from Portugeuse): "Rio, 7.7.40 Mr. Judge Florencio de Abreu, I am pleased to offer you an example of the work of Caspar Barleu - 'Brasil under the rule of Joao Mauricio de Nassar', translated and published by the Ministry of Education. With the expression of my high intellectual appreciation, (signature follows)." Presentation slip bound in preceding the half-title page. The presentation slip and front free endpaper have rust marks from removed paperclip.

    Book ID: 264525
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  • Balada del arbol que fue rosa by Coscia, Jorge
    Coscia, Jorge
    Balada del arbol que fue rosa

    Holguin, Cuba: Casa Editora Cuadernos Papiro, 2015. 13-1/2 by 17 inches. 12 leaves printed letterpress on rectos (one-side) only. Several types of paper are used, including sheets made from recycled Communist party newspapers.

    Jose Emilio Leyva Azze illustrates Coscia's poems with linocuts, shaped newspaper collages, and hand-colored elements. The binding is done with cord punched through the leaves in a zig-zag patter.

    Published in an edition of 100 copies. ISBN: 9789597163527.

    Corners slightly bumped, else fine. With a "certificado de autenticacion" laid in. [webonly]

    Book ID: 223349
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  • Argentine Republic: A Geographical Sketch with Special Reference to Economic Conditions, Actual Development, and Prospects of Future Growth by International Bureau of the American Republics
    International Bureau of the American Republics
    Argentine Republic: A Geographical Sketch with Special Reference to Economic Conditions, Actual Development, and Prospects of Future Growth

    First Edition

    Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903. 376 pages. Two folding maps, numerous photographic plates. A general statistical and historic guide to Argentina, with sections on indigenous peoples, the weather, boundary disputes, and even the wine industry. ISBN: B004NWW6QW.

    First edition. A presentation copy inscribed to Eliodoro Villazon, who served as the president of Bolivia from 1909 to 1913. An uncommon book with a great provenance. Attractively bound in half red morocco and red cloth, with gilt decoration on the spine and marbled endpapers. Some minor staining to the covers, but fine internally.

    Book ID: 101398
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  • Cuadros de la Naturaleza: Los paisajes fisonomicos de Albert Berg by (Berg, Albert) Antei, Giorgio
    (Berg, Albert) Antei, Giorgio
    Cuadros de la Naturaleza: Los paisajes fisonomicos de Albert Berg

    First Edition

    Bogata: Castiglione del Terziere, 1998. 79 pages plus portfolio of 13 full-page loose facsimile plates in separate paper folder. Facsimile reproduction of 1854 German Dusseldorf edition. Numerous B/W and color illustration in text. Commentary by Antei in Spanish. German text for foreword and plate descriptions of Dusseldorf edition. 16.25 x 10.5 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1049262.

    First edition (first printing). Limited edition, #121 of unknown number of copies. Near fine in decorated black cloth covers with green and white lettering on front cover and spine. Covers have scuffing, contents are near fine.

    Book ID: 264840
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  • Terra Nostra by Fuentes, Carlos
    Fuentes, Carlos
    Terra Nostra

    First Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1976. 778 pages. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. A massive novel spanning centuries of Spanish culture. ISBN: 9780374273279.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears. Signed by the author on the title page and dated in 1995.

    Book ID: 231073
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  • Encuentro de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 al 7 de diciembre de 2004 by Benedetti, Mario (poem). Ender cepeda (poster art)
    Benedetti, Mario (poem). Ender cepeda (poster art)
    Encuentro de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 al 7 de diciembre de 2004

    Caracas: Encuentro Mundial de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad, 2004. Poster, 35 x 20.5 inches. Mario Benedetti (1920-2009) was a Uruguayan poet and writer and one of the most influential Latin American writers in the latter half of the 20th century. His poster poem 'Senas del Che' was composed in Havana in 1967, the year of Che's death. Ender Cepeda (b. 1945) is a Venazuelan artist. Text in Spanish. ISBN: 281AIB1050066.

    Near fine dramatic poster.

    Book ID: 266260
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  • The Awakening Valley: The Photographic Record of a Social Miracle Among the Indians of Ecuador by Collier, John and Anibal Buitron
    Collier, John and Anibal Buitron
    The Awakening Valley: The Photographic Record of a Social Miracle Among the Indians of Ecuador

    First Edition

    University of Chicago Press, 1949. 199 pages. Illustrated with photographs by Collier and his wife, Mary Trumbull Collier. At age 12, Collier (1913-1992) became the apprentice to painter, Maynard Dixon, and learned photography from Dixon's wife, Dorothea Lange. In his twenties, he worked with Paul Strand in Taos, New Mexico, and later joined the Farm Security Administration (FSA) as a photographer. His work was included in Edward Steichen's landmark exhibition, Family of Man, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Later in life, Collier taught photography and anthropology in San Francisco, ultimately retiring as a professor from San Francisco State University. His major published work is this study of the native peoples of Ecuador, for which he took hundreds of photographs. ISBN: B000W3SVDI.

    This copy is nicely inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Northy, with love, John Collier Jr." A very good copy (hardcover) in moderately edgeworn, price-clipped jacket missing chips at the spine ends (affecting the TH of the title and part of the spine imprint).

    Book ID: 103613
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  • Homenaje a Francisco Almeyra by Bioy Casares, Adolfo
    Bioy Casares, Adolfo
    Homenaje a Francisco Almeyra

    First Edition

    Buenos Aires: Destiempo, 1954. 37 pages. A short story chapbook. The story would be later collected in the author's Historias prodigiosas and Adversos milagros. Uncommon, with four holdings in OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1043969.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Covers slightly tanned.

    Book ID: 222963
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  • Confabulario by Arreola, Juan Jose
    Arreola, Juan Jose
    Confabulario

    First Edition

    Mexcio: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1952. 100 pages. Arreola's best-known work, a collection of absurdist short stories. An edition of 2000 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1043945.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Ownership stamp on fore-edge, title page and colophon.

    Book ID: 222739
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  • Ramillete, o Repertorio de los mas piramidales documentos oficiales del gobierno dictatorio con una parodia al lado by Encalada, Benito
    Encalada, Benito
    Ramillete, o Repertorio de los mas piramidales documentos oficiales del gobierno dictatorio con una parodia al lado

    First Edition

    Lima: Universo de Carlos Prince, 1881. 218 pages. ISBN: 281AIB0079181.

    First edition (first printing). In a contemporary quarter-leather and cloth binding with marbled endpapers. Significant worming to lower spine, with paper repairs to affected interior pages.

    Book ID: 43871
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  • The Forgotten Colony: A History of the English Speaking Communities in Argentina by Graham-Yooll, Andrew
    Graham-Yooll, Andrew
    The Forgotten Colony: A History of the English Speaking Communities in Argentina

    First Edition

    London: Hutchinson, 1981. 318 pages. "The eventful story of the British in Argentina--from the isolated traditional Welsh communities in Patagonia to the chic social world of the Buenos Aires Harrods and the Hurlingham Club, which is probably more British than the British ever were..."--dust jacket. An uncommon and much sought-after book by a noted journalist who grew up in Argentina but had to leave when his reporting about the dictatorship grew too critical. ISBN: 9780091453107.

    First edition (first printing). Spine ends bumped, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with minor wear.

    Book ID: 76887
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  • Path of Nicaragua
    Path of Nicaragua

    Managua: Departamento de Propaganda/Educacion Politica del FSLN, 1973. 15 posters, 21 x 16 inches, with B/W photographic illustrations with accompanying text. Posters celebrate the success of the Sandinista revolution and ask for international support to further their political and social goals. Posters are folded in half. ISBN: 281AIB1049124.

    First edition (first printing). Posters are very good plus with minor edge wear.

    Book ID: 264623
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  • Trajes de Guatamala. Tomo 2 by Crocker, Frederick
    Crocker, Frederick
    Trajes de Guatamala. Tomo 2

    First Edition

    Guatamala: B. Zadic y Cia, 1952. Six loose plates, 17.25 x 13.5 inches, in bright color of the costumes of Santa Maria Chiquimula, San Pedro Sacatepequez, San Juan Sacatepequez, Palin, Nebaj, and Chichicastenango. Single sheet of text explaining each costume in Spanish and English. Crocker (1914-1976) was an architect and resident of Guatamala who was chiefly occupied with ther restoration of Spanish colonial residences. ISBN: 281AIB1050346.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in white printed folder. The folder has closed tears along the edges. Plates are fine.

    Book ID: 266907
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  • Tenota-Mo [Alertas sobre as consequencias dos projetos hidreletricos no rio Xingu] [in Portugese] by Seva Filho, A. Oswaldo and Glenn Switkes (editor)
    Seva Filho, A. Oswaldo and Glenn Switkes (editor)
    Tenota-Mo [Alertas sobre as consequencias dos projetos hidreletricos no rio Xingu] [in Portugese]

    First Edition

    (Berkeley, CA): International Rivers Network, 2005. 344 pages. About 8-1/2 by 11-3/4 inches. "We hope that this book will be a new and important tool to broaden public debates about the hydropower in general and on the Amazon, its peoples and its resources" -- from the front flap, translated to English. All text in Portugese. ISBN: 281AIB1034663.

    First edition (first printing). Creases to spine and minor edge wear, else very good in wrappers (paperback). Two small corner creases to color fold-out map in inside front cover pocket. Two page numbers underlined in the index, otherwise clean inside with no highlighting or other underlining. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 159663
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  • Middle American Papers: Studies Relating to Research in Mexico, the Central American Republics, and the West Indies by Blom, Frans and Maurice Ries (editors)
    Blom, Frans and Maurice Ries (editors)
    Middle American Papers: Studies Relating to Research in Mexico, the Central American Republics, and the West Indies

    First Edition

    New Orleans: The Department of Middle American Research, The Tulane University of Louisiana, 1932. 566 pages. The Tulane University of Louisiana Middle American Research Series, Publication No. 4. Contents include: "A Reconnaissance of Certain Mounds and Relics in Spanish Honduras," by R. A. Steinmeyer; "Some Observations on Indian Mounds, Idols and Pottery in the Lower Papaloapam Basin, State of Vera Cruz, Mexico," by Albert Weyerstall; "The Stylistic History of Maya Hieroglyphs," by Hermann Beyer; "Mayan Hieroglyphs: Some Tun Signs," by Hermann Beyer; "An Ahau Date with a Katun and a Katun Ending Glyph," by Hermann Beyer; "Correlation of the Maya Venus Calendar," by Juan Martinez Hernandez; "Maya-Christian Synchronology or Calendrical Correlation," by Enrique Juan Palacios; "Dermatoglyphics in Indians of…

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    New Orleans: The Department of Middle American Research, The Tulane University of Louisiana, 1932. 566 pages. The Tulane University of Louisiana Middle American Research Series, Publication No. 4. Contents include: "A Reconnaissance of Certain Mounds and Relics in Spanish Honduras," by R. A. Steinmeyer; "Some Observations on Indian Mounds, Idols and Pottery in the Lower Papaloapam Basin, State of Vera Cruz, Mexico," by Albert Weyerstall; "The Stylistic History of Maya Hieroglyphs," by Hermann Beyer; "Mayan Hieroglyphs: Some Tun Signs," by Hermann Beyer; "An Ahau Date with a Katun and a Katun Ending Glyph," by Hermann Beyer; "Correlation of the Maya Venus Calendar," by Juan Martinez Hernandez; "Maya-Christian Synchronology or Calendrical Correlation," by Enrique Juan Palacios; "Dermatoglyphics in Indians of Southern Mexico and Central America," by Harold Cummins; "Some Spanish 'Entradas,' 1524-1695," by Doris Zemurray Stone; "Fray Alonso Ponce in Yucatan, 1588," translated by Ernest Noyes; "War and Weapons of the Maya," by Prescott H. F. Follett; "Stamping: A Mass-production Printing Method 2000 Years Old," by Maurice Ries; "The Maya Ball-game 'Pok-ta-pok'" by Frans Blom; "Commerce, Trade and Monetary Units of the Maya," by Frans Blom; "The Negative Batter at Uxmal," by Frans Blom. 10.75 x 8 inches. ISBN: B0071IANX8.

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    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Mild edge wear to book. Spine darkened. Mild foxing to endpapers.

    Book ID: 98406
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  • Kinchil by Guzman, Martin Luis. Vinetas de Alfredo Zalce
    Guzman, Martin Luis. Vinetas de Alfredo Zalce
    Kinchil

    First Edition

    Mexico: Coleccion "Lunes", 1946. 34 pages. Guzman was a Mexican novelist and journalist. He is considered one of the pioneers of the revolutionary novel, a genre inspired by the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ISBN: 281AIB1049166.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in illustrated wrappers (paperback). Pages uncut. Covers are scuffed and mildly soiled. Edges with mild wear. Small closed split at top spine edges.

    Book ID: 264682
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  • Hornacinas: Stories of Niches and Corners of Mexico City by Stewart, Dorothy N.
    Stewart, Dorothy N.
    Hornacinas: Stories of Niches and Corners of Mexico City

    First Edition

    Mexico: (Editorial "Cultura"0, 1933. 167 pages. Text and black-and-white illustrations by the author. Limited edition. Hornacinas, or niches, are architectural features, oven-shaped, usually with an image of a saint filling the niche. Maps provide a guide to the hornacinas. 12 x 8.5 inches. ISBN: B00085V0NS.

    First edition. Limited edition, #34/100 copies imported into the United States, of total edition of 1000. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Parts of glassine wrapper present, Edge and corner wear. Paper wrapper along spine is cracked with chips missing.

    Book ID: 107013
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  • A Southwestern Utopia by Robertson, Thomas A
    Robertson, Thomas A
    A Southwestern Utopia

    First Edition

    Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1947. 261 pages. An account of growing up in a American utopian colony in Mexico. ISBN: B0007EH016.

    Near fine hardcover in a near fine price clipped just jacket. Slight cock to spine, else fine. First edition (first printing). Inscribed by the author.

    Book ID: 55390
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  • Caliban and Other Essays by Retamar, Roberto Fernandez
    Retamar, Roberto Fernandez
    Caliban and Other Essays

    First Edition

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989. 139 pages. Translated by Edward Baker; foreword by Fredric Jameson. A collection of the Cuban writer's essays. The scarce hardcover issue (also published in paperback). ISBN: 9780816617425.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 231075
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  • Mexico in the 19th Century. A Political history in Broiadsides by Mendel, Bernardo. Sharon James (cataloguer)
    Mendel, Bernardo. Sharon James (cataloguer)
    Mexico in the 19th Century. A Political history in Broiadsides

    Berkeley: Serendipity Books, n.d., 1960s. A catalogue of 19th century broadsides collected by Bernardo Mendel issued by Serendipity Books. 455 items listed with prices asked on typed mimeographed paper. Bernardo Mendel was the President of Lathrop C. Harper Rare Books and a collector of Latin American literature. He presented his collection to Indiana University in 1960 to establish the Mendel Room in the Lilly Library which room was dedicated in 1964. ISBN: 281AIB1048825.

    Near Fine

    Book ID: 264144
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