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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... View more info

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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and le... View more info

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Notes on the Botocudus and Their Ornaments (Read before the American Philosophical Society, November 16, 1888)

By: Branner, John C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: .: 1888

Seller ID: 2289505

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copy. A few small chips to edges of rear wrappers. 1888 Stapled Binding. Read before the American Philosophical Society, November 16, 1888. These Indians live near the Rio Doce, about three hundred miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. They wear but little clothing; their hair is very black and coarse, and their color a light mulatto. The women do not allow their hair to grow upon any part of the body except the head, and in the illustrations it may be noticed that they have no eyebrows, the hairs all having been pulled out. One of the most striking habits of these people is shown in... View more info

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Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: Campe, J.H. [Joachim Heinrich]; Helme, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy and P. Norbury: 1811

Seller ID: 2201455

Condition: Fair


Fold-out map included. Front board loose, spine label absent, corners rubbed with minor loss. We have left the binding as is so the book's next owner can have restorations done to his/her specifications. 1811 Full-Leather. iv, 259, [1] pp. 12mo. Original full tree calf. Translated from the German of J.H. Campe (author of the New Robinson Crusoe) by Elizabeth Helme (author of The History of England, Scotland, Rome, &c. &c.), with the translator's last corrections and improvements. A history of the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez [Cortez], presented as a dialogue in which a father explains ... View more info

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The Brazilian Expeditionary Force by Its Commander

By: de Moraes, Marshal J.B. Mascarenhas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2205536

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition, revised and enlarged. Endpapers lightly spotted. 1966 Hard Cover. xxi, 279 pp. 8vo. An English translation of the history of Brazil's armed forces during World War II, written by their commander, with a foreword by Willis D. Crittenberger, Commander General, U.S. IV Corps. Though Brazil's forces fell under the high command of American officers, they were distinctive as the only Latin American presence of division strength in the war, and along with U.S. British, South African, Indian, and Italian troops, liberated nearly 25,000 square miles of Italian land. Includes 7 fold-out ... View more info

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Miami

By: Didion, Joan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268630

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Faint smudge on rear wrapper. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. Looks at the relationship between Miami natives and the Cuban refugees trying to establish new lives. It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history o... View more info

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Cars of Cuba

By: Garcia, Cristina; Greene, Joshua; Allen, DD

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1995

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200998

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Very faintly toned. 1995 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Cubans call them cacharros: the gorgeous old American cars of the '40s and '50s that can be found throughout the country. There are classic Chevrolets, Fords, Lincolns, Cadillacs, Packards, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, De Sotos, Dodges, Pontiacs, Studebakers, Thunderbirds, Ramblers, and more, all from Detroit's golden age and all still on the road. Cars of Cuba - with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, author of the novel Dreaming in Cuban, and fifty-three color photographs by Joshua Greene - is a visit to th... View more info

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The Use of Gold and Other Metals among the Ancient Inhabitants of Chiriqui, Isthmus of Darien

By: Holmes, William H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1887

Seller ID: 2289506

Condition: Fair


Front wrapper and title page torn from spine base up half the length of spine, rear wrapper missing. 1887 Stapled Binding. 27 pp. CONTENTS: General Discussion; Use of Gold and Copper: The Human Figure, the Bird, the Puma, Grotesque Figure, the Fish, the Frog, the Alligator, the Crayfish (?), Miscellaneous; Use of Bronze: Bells; Resume. Includes illustrations. View more info

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Four Keys to Guatamela

By: Kelsey, Vera; Osborne, Lilly de Jongh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls: 1939

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276913

Condition: Good


1941 3rd printing. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on title page ('Para mi amiga Blanca, Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr. Lacks jacket. Spine and edges toned, front hinge just beginning to weaken, Street's ink owner stamp on front flyleaf. Related articles laid in. 1939 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 332 pp. 8vo. A study of the country of Guatemala and its culture, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. View more info

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For La Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America

By: Loveman, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294987

ISBN: 0842027726

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1999 Hard Cover. xxvii, [1], 331, [7] pp. 8vo. Defending la Patria, or homeland, is the historical mission claimed by Latin American armed forces. For la Patria is a comprehensive narrative history of the military's political role in Latin America in national defense and security. Latin American civil-military relations and the role of the armed forces in politics, like those of all modern nation-states, are framed by constitutional and legal norms specifying the formal relationships between the armed forces and the rest of society. In actuality, they are also the result of expe... View more info

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Aboriginal American Harpoons: A Study in Ethnic Distribution and Invention (Smithsonian Institution)

By: Mason, Otis Tufton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1902

Seller ID: 2289202

Condition: Fair


Front wrapper detached but included, some loss to wrapper of spine. 1902 Soft Cover. From the report of the United States National Museum for 1900, pages 189-304, with twenty plates. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; List of Authorities; Introduction; South American Harpoons: Fuegian, West Coast, Brazilian, and Carib.; North American Harpoons: Mexican, Central American, Californian, Columbia River, Southeastern Alaskan, Muskhogean, Mississippil Valley, Atlantic Coast, Canadian, and Athapascan; Arctic Harpoons: East Greenland, West Greenland, Labrador and Hudson Bay, Baffin Land, Mackenzie River... View more info

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

By: May, Ernest R.; Zelikow, Philip D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2201915

ISBN: 0674179269

Condition: Near Fine


Bottom edge of front board bumped.Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xv, 728 pp. October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking Soviet military units in Cuba--units equipped for nuclear retaliation. And through it all, unbeknownst to any of the participants except the ... View more info

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The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis

By: May, Ernest R.; Zelikow, Philip D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2000

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2206067

ISBN: 0674179277

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Wrapper corners re-enforced with tape, ink name to half-title page. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 728 pp. October 1962: the United States and the Soviet Union stood eyeball to eyeball, each brandishing enough nuclear weapons to obliterate civilization in the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the most dangerous moments in world history. Day by day, for two weeks, the inner circle of President Kennedy's National Security Council debated what to do, twice coming to the brink of attacking Soviet military units in Cuba--units equipped for nuclear retaliation. And through it all, unbeknow... View more info

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Aguirre: The Re-Creation of a Sixteenth-Century Journey Across South America

By: Minta, Stephen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281590

ISBN: 0805031030

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1cm tear to lower jacket. 1994 Hard Cover. A recreation of the exploits of Lope de Aguirre, who in 1560 led a force across Peru in search of El Dorado, captures the explorer's insanity and near-heroic intensity. View more info

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Aztec & Maya: The Complete Illustrated History: The Greatest Civilizations of Ancient Central America with 1000 Photographs, Paintings and Maps

By: Phillips, Charles; Jones, David M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288063

ISBN: 1435105265

Condition: Near Fine


Rear wrapper creased. 2014 Soft Cover. 511 pp. Previously published in two separate volumes, The Lost History of Aztec & Maya and Aztec & Maya: Life in an Ancient Civilization. Aztec & Maya: The Complete Illustrated History details the greatest civilizations of ancient Central America with 1000 photographs, paintings, and maps. Uncovers the rise and fall of the many different empires of Mexico and Central America – their political and military campaigns, their legends and myths, and their art, architecture and social history; Ground plans and detailed photographs explore over 20 magnificent ... View more info

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History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes, in Two Volumes (Library Edition)

By: Prescott, William H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Publishers Plate Renting Company: 1843

Seller ID: 2288782

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. No publisher date (Preface dated 1843.) Bookplate and ink name on front paste-down endpaper of both volumes. A few faint stains on page ridge of second volume. Two volume set. Top page ridges gilt. It is a magnificent epic, said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of scholarship and dramatic storytelling. This pioneering study presents a compelling view of the clash of civilizations that reverberates in Latin America to this... View more info

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History of the Conquest of Peru, in Two Volumes

By: Prescott, William H. [Hickling]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper and Brothers: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288703

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, marginal stains (bottom corner of text affected on some pages in second volume), foxed throughout, front free endpaper of vol. 2 removed. 1847 Hard Cover. xxvii, [3], 527, [5]; xix, [3], 547, [5] pp. 8vo. William H. Prescott (1796-1859) is regarded as not only the first American scientific historian, but also one of the best historians of the nineteenth century. His studies of South America and other Hispanic regions were very well received during his lifetime and are still widely read and regarded as incredibly important by today's historians. View more info

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The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

By: Rodriguez, Teresa; Montane, Diana; Pulitzer, Lisa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291937

ISBN: 0743292030

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, a few light spots on cover spine. 2007 Hard Cover. 316 pp. For the last nine years, the city of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico has been the centre of an ongoing phenomenon of female homicides. As of February 2005 more than 370 bodies have been recovered, with over 400 women still missing, according to Amnesty International. The BBC News reported in November 2005 that 28 women had been murdered so far in 2005. As for who is behind the murders, the answer remains unknown. Despite numerous arrests over the last few years, the killings continue, leadin... View more info

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Men and Mysteries in Mexico

By: Traywick, Ben T.; Vasquez, Mary Dolores

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Red Marie's Bookstore: 2000

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288981

ISBN: 1889468088

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Ben T. Traywick without inscription. Bottom corner of rear wrapper lightly bumped. 2000 Trade Paperback. xi, 145 pp. Ben and Mary Traywick take a trip south of the border to write about the ancient civilization of Mexico that compares to those of China and Egypt. The reader will be both intrigued and spellbound as Ben and Mary tell about Aztec emperors and Oaxaca Indians. Explanations of unusual men and events that abound in Mexico. View more info

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Mexican Copper Tools: The Use of Copper by the Mexicans before the Conquest (Proceedings of American Antiquarian Society, April 30, 1879)

By: Valentini, Philipp J.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Press of Chas. Hamilton: 1879

Seller ID: 2289502

Condition: Good


Wrappers loose but included, a few faint smudges on front wrapper. 1879 Stapled Binding. 12 pp. Proceedings of American Antiquarian Society, April 30, 1879. Mexican Copper Tools: The Use of Copper by the Mexicans before the Conquest. The subject of prehistoric copper mining, together with the trade in the metal and the process of its manufacture into implements and tools by the red men of North America, has engaged the attention of numerous investigators. View more info

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History of the United States, from the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time. With Additions, Containing History of the British American Provinces, History of Mexico, and the Constitution of the United States, with Explanatory Notes and Questions.

By: Willson, Marcius

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ivison & Phinney: 1857

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2204153

Condition: Very Good


Fifty-Fifth edition. No jacket, edges rubbed, one inch stain to front board, pages lightly foxed. 1857 Hard Cover. viii, 429 pp. CONTENTS: Part I. Voyages and Discoveries: Chapter I. Voyages, Conquests, and Discoveries in the Southern Portions of North America. Chapter II. Northern and Eastern Coasts of North America. Part II. Early Settlements and Colonial History: Chapter I. Virginia. Chapter II. Massachusetts. Chapter III. New Hampshire. Chapter IV. Connecticut. Chapter V. Rhode Island. Chapter VI. New York. Chapter VII. New Jersey. Chapter VIII. Maryland. Chapter IX. Pennsylvania. Chapter ... View more info

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B. Traven: A Vision of Mexico

By: Zogbaum, Heidi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.: 1992

Seller ID: 2294908

ISBN: 0842023925

Condition: Near Fine


Brand new, still in original plastic wrap. 1992 Hard Cover. xxiii, 255 pp. 8vo. Author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and other popular novels about Mexico, B. Traven surrounded his identity with mysteries designed to confound biographers. Now Heidi Zogbaum has produced a study of this enigmatic yet important author, linking his oeuvre with both Mexican and German politics of the 1920s and 1930s. B. Traven, best known for the novel behind the motion picture The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, was one of the most widely read writers of his time. From his 1924 arrival in Mexico as an exile f... View more info