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Santiago de Chile: Zig-Zag, 1953. 3rd edition (first was in 1940). Blue cloth lettered in black. 269,  pp. Light sunning to front cover and two small light spots to spine; front free endpaper has a Santiago bookseller's ticket and a 1955 ink inscription; else a VG clean and unworn copy. The first collected edition of the poetry of the great Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1945.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 13884More details Price: USD $24.95
ARAUCO TAMED. by the Licentiate Pedro de Oña. Translated into English verse by Charles Maxwell Lancaster and Paul Thomas Manchester
Edition: First edition
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1948. Green cloth. pp (283). Text in double columns. Ink owner name at front, else a VG+ jacketless copy. An epic poem by the first native-born Chilean poet, it praises the military deeds of Hurtado de Mendoza, Governor of Chile and Indian fighter.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 52315More details Price: USD $19.95
CANTOS POR DESENTIERRO: comentarios, nootas y grabados de Ruth Gonzales Vergara
Edition: First Edition
Santiago, Chile: Authors, 1974. Folio, pp , (2), 38, text mimeographed from typescript on rectos only, cream card covers. Crude illustrations. Covers a bit dusty, with tan soil spots on rear cover, curls to lower outer corners of covers, VG otherwise. Inscribed by Ruth Gonzalez at front. Mostly poetry. Very uncommon.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 41815More details Price: USD $45.00
CHARLESTON & Other Stories. Translated by Andree Conrad.
Edition: First US edition
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.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 430More details Price: USD $39.95
CORONATION. Translated from the Spanish by Jocasta Goodwin
Edition: First US printing
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,
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 39108More details Price: USD $34.95
HOUSE OF MIST
Edition: First edition in English
New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. George Salter 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.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 39206More details Price: USD $29.95
IN STRANGE COMPANY: A Story of Chile and the Southern Seas. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood
London: Ward, Lock, no date. A later printing. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth gilt. Pp viii, 200, 12 (ads) + 3 plates. Tanning and mild foxing to page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 32959More details Price: USD $24.95
ISABEL SANDOVAL MODAS: comedia en dos actos
Santiago, Chile: Nascimento, 1929. A later printing (first was in 1915). Octavo, 56 pp, in cream card covers. Short tears at spine ends, text paper inevitably toned, else a VG copy, leaves unopened at edges. Armando Moock Bosquet (1894-1942) was a prolific Chilean playwright. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 41871
JEMMY BUTTON. Translated from the Spanish by Mary and Fred del Villar
Edition: First editon in English
New York: Macmillan, 1954. Grey cloth, endpaper maps. Light yellowing to page edges, very light spine sunning, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has nicks and very small chips, mild spine sunning, VG othewise. An historical novel of Tierra del Fuego. Chilean author.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 52327
OF LOVE AND SHADOWS. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
Edition: First edition in English.
New York: Knopf, 1987. Cloth and boards. Just a little leaned, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. The noted Chilean novelist's second book to be translated into English.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 52296More details Price: USD $18.95
TEN PASTORAL PSALMS. With English Versions by Bernardo Garcia & Matthew Zion, & Drawings by Suzanne Vanlandingham. [DECALOGS DE LOS PASTORS].
Edition: First edition in English
No place [San Francisco]: Kayak, 1967.  pp, unpaged, in card covers. Half title leaf and last (blank) leaf are on tissue paper, one tissue guard inserted in text, text on beige card stock. Short creased tears to top edge of printed paper coverng on front cover; soft bruise to lower outer corner throughout; some ink marks on rear cover where this copy was stacked on top of another copy on which the ink was not yet dry; VG copy otherwise. Edition of 500 copies. Erotic writing and drawings, with Spanish and English text on facing pages. Important Chilean exile poet, novelist, and critic.Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 14107More details Price: USD $29.95
THE DARK ROOM and other poems.
Edition: First US edition
New York: New Directions, 1978. 147 pp, card covers. Text paper lightly toned, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Chilean poet, winner of the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize. Bilingual text. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: Trade PaperbackBook ID: 44595More details Price: USD $9.95
THE DEVIL'S PIT and other stories. Translated by Esther S. Dillon and Angel Flores
Washington, D.C: Pan American Union, General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1959. Blue cloth. pp (xxxii), (153). Printed in Mexico in an edition of 2000 copies. Front free endpaper has oval rubber stamp of The Canadian National Commission for UNESCO and a received date of 27 May, 1960. Slight yellowing to page edges, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. Thin dust jacket has long tears, chips, ring stain to rear cover, fair. "Baldomero Lillo ...was a Chilean Naturalist author, whose works had social protest as their main theme. Lillo's father traveled to California to participate in the 1848 Gold Rush, but returned with no fortune. He did learn much about mining, and he moved to southern Chile, Lota,…(more)
Washington, D.C: Pan American Union, General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1959. Blue cloth. pp (xxxii), (153). Printed in Mexico in an edition of 2000 copies. Front free endpaper has oval rubber stamp of The Canadian National Commission for UNESCO and a received date of 27 May, 1960. Slight yellowing to page edges, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. Thin dust jacket has long tears, chips, ring stain to rear cover, fair. "Baldomero Lillo ...was a Chilean Naturalist author, whose works had social protest as their main theme. Lillo's father traveled to California to participate in the 1848 Gold Rush, but returned with no fortune. He did learn much about mining, and he moved to southern Chile, Lota, to work the coal mines. Baldomero Lillo grew up in these mining communities and worked the mines himself. He was exposed to the writings of the French author Émile Zola, who used the philosophy of Positivism and the literary current of Naturalism to try to change the terrible conditions of French coal miners. Lillo was able to observe similar conditions in the Chilean mines and set out to improve the conditions of the workers by dramatizing their plight. Lillo wrote many short stories (collected in two major books, Sub Sole and Sub Terra) which sparked the interest of social activists who were appalled by the conditions in the mines...In 'The Devil's Tunnel' the miners are seemingly trapped by their destiny to live out their squalid and exploited lives, which are dominated by the need for raw materials and the machinery of the Europeans. At the story's end there is a strong contrast between the clean, pure and benevolent sky, and the underground monster that devours the humans who dare to penetrate its dark lair." - Wikipedia. Uncommon book, especially in this hardcover issue. With a long introduction by Fernando Alegria.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48215More details Price: USD $34.95
THE HISTORY TEACHER IN ECSTACY: poems
Edition: First printing
No place (Montreal): Split quotation, 1989. Card covers. pp , (2), (56), . Foreword by Jorge Etcheverry. Light cover rubbing. Poetry by this Chilean exile to Canada. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 51362