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  • Gary Stiles; Skutch, Alexander F.
    A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica (Civilization)

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell, 1989. Octavo, card covers. pp (xii), 511 + colour plates. Illustrated, maps, index. Just a little leaned, vertical creaases to spine, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46353
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  • Valdman, Charles, with Charles Pooser and Rozevel Jean-Baptist
    A Learner's Dictionary of Haitian Creole

    Edition: First edition.

    Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Creole Institute, 1996. Quarto, blue boards printed in red. pp (4), (xxxviii), 529, (5). A few small spots on rear cover, else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names or text marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33188
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  • John C. Kricher
    A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics. Second edition, revised & expanded

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. Octavo, green cloth. pp (xviii), 451 + colour photos. Illustrated, bibliography, glossay, index. Black dot to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46338
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  • Klein, Herbert S.
    African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

    New York: Oxford University Press, c1986. Second printing. Glossy card covers. pp 311, index. A little leaned, soft corner crease to front cover, VG clean and unworn otherwise, no owner marks. This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe,…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, c1986. Second printing. Glossy card covers. pp 311, index. A little leaned, soft corner crease to front cover, VG clean and unworn otherwise, no owner marks. This is an original survey of the economic and social history of slavery of the Afro-American experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus of the book is on the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean. It analyzes the latest research on urban and rural slavery and on the African and Afro-American experience under these regimes. It approaches these themes both historically and structurally. The historical section provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America. The second half of the book looks at the type of life and culture which the salves experienced in these American regimes. The first part of the book describes the growth of the plantation and mining economies that absorbed African slave labor, how that labor was used, and how the changing international economic conditions affected the local use and distribution of the slave labor force. Particular emphasis is given to the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, which was the single largest user of African slave labor and which was established in almost all of the Latin American colonies.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47649
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  • Hall, Linda B.
    Álvaro Obregón: Power and Revolution in Mexico, 1911-1920

    Edition: First Edition

    College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1981. Brown cloth. pp xiv, 290 + photos on text paper. Index, chronolgy, bibliography. Glue residue inside front cover from removed label, else fine. Jacket has sunning to spine lettering, else fine.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44798
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  • CALLAHAN, James Morton
    AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN MEXICAN RELATIONS

    Edition: First Edition

    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.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44799
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  • BRUCE, G.J. (George James)
    BRAZIL AND THE BRAZILIANS

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Methuen, 1915. Red cloth. pp (viii), (308), (31, ads) + 8 plates. Glossary, Index. Spine a bit sunned and darkened; religious library stamp at front (St. Peter's Priory, Rosettenville, S. Africa); page edges yellowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50685
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  • SMITH, Nicol
    BUSH MASTER: into the jungles of Dutch Guiana

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Gollancz, 1941. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 320 + plates. Arawak glossary at rear. Spine lightly darkened, text paper yellowed, VG jacketless copy otherwise.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44797
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  • RIDINGS, Eugene
    BUSINESS INTEREST GROUPS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRAZIL

    Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Octavo, red cloth. pp (2),(xvi),377,(5). Fine copy, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33213
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  • Janzen, David H., editor
    Costa Rican Natural History

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Chicago Press, 1983. Quarto, card covers. pp x, 816. Photos, charts, index. Thumbnail-size white paint spot to inner margin of front cover, VG+ clean and unworn otherwise. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46949
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  • ADAMS, Richard Newbold
    CRUCIFIXION BY POWER: Essays on Guatemalan National Social Structure, 1944-1966. With chapters by Brian Murphy and Bryan Roberts

    Edition: First edition.

    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.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29251
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  • DEUX ANNÉES AU BRÉSIL: Ouvrage illustré de 180 vignettes dessinés par E. Riou d’après les croquis de M. Biard by BIARD, F. (François-Auguste)
    BIARD, F. (François-Auguste)
    DEUX ANNÉES AU BRÉSIL: Ouvrage illustré de 180 vignettes dessinés par E. Riou d’après les croquis de M. Biard

    Edition: First edition

    Paris: Hachette, 1862. In early/period quarter red morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. pp 680. Numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations, folding map ast rear. Sabin 5134. Profusely and handsomely illustrated with engravings after sketches by the author, a successful French genre painter of the time. His artistic career in a lull, François-Auguste Biard (1799-1882) traveled to Brazil in 1858 and spent two years living and traveling in Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Amazônia, and elsewhere. He was one of the very first European artists of note to spend time with and depict the indigenous population of the rain forest and the interior. Light shelf wear to lower edges of boards, spine faintly sunned,…

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    Paris: Hachette, 1862. In early/period quarter red morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt. pp 680. Numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations, folding map ast rear. Sabin 5134. Profusely and handsomely illustrated with engravings after sketches by the author, a successful French genre painter of the time. His artistic career in a lull, François-Auguste Biard (1799-1882) traveled to Brazil in 1858 and spent two years living and traveling in Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Amazônia, and elsewhere. He was one of the very first European artists of note to spend time with and depict the indigenous population of the rain forest and the interior. Light shelf wear to lower edges of boards, spine faintly sunned, else fine, contents exceptionally clean and bright, free of foxing, firmly bound. A very nice copy. 3 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50591
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  • 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.

    Edition: First edition in English

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18308
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  • DUNNE, Peter Masten, S.J.
    EARLY JESUIT MISSIONS IN TARHUMARA

    Edition: First Edition

    Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1948. Green cloth. pp [16], 276 + 2 plates + folding map at rear. A VG clean and tight jacketless copy, no owner marks. "The present book describes the extension of the Jesuit mission system north of the country of the Tepehuanes into the territory of the Tarahunares in modern Chihuhua." - Preface.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27181
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  • Exploring and Travelling THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH BRAZIL from Rio de Janeiro to Maranhão... by WELLS, James W.
    WELLS, James W.
    Exploring and Travelling THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH BRAZIL from Rio de Janeiro to Maranhão...

    Edition: First edition

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Title page continues: "With an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining, Commerce and Finance; the Past, Present, and Future, and Physical Geography of Brazil." Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth with red roan spines lettered and decorated in gilt, black endpapers. top edges gilt. Vol. I: pp (xx), (412) + folding colour frontispiece map. Numerous vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp xii, (387) + folding colour frontispiece map + 5 plates + 2 maps. One map and numerous vignette illustrations in text. No ads at rear. Collated complete. Spines have light rubbing, shallow chip at head of Vol. I; short tears to maps neatly…

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    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Title page continues: "With an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining, Commerce and Finance; the Past, Present, and Future, and Physical Geography of Brazil." Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth with red roan spines lettered and decorated in gilt, black endpapers. top edges gilt. Vol. I: pp (xx), (412) + folding colour frontispiece map. Numerous vignette illustrations in text. Vol. II: pp xii, (387) + folding colour frontispiece map + 5 plates + 2 maps. One map and numerous vignette illustrations in text. No ads at rear. Collated complete. Spines have light rubbing, shallow chip at head of Vol. I; short tears to maps neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to page edges and to text early and late; else a VG+ tight and unworn copy, no owner names, text quite clean. James William Wells, a British civil engineer, travelled for years in all parts of the country. 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46462
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  • BEEBE, William
    JUNGLE PEACE

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1919. Blue cloth gilt pp (10), 297, [1], (6, ads), [4] + 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44270
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  • DARKE, Nick
    KISSING THE POPE. A Play and a Diary for Nicaragua

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Nick Hern Books, 1990. Octavo, card covers. [8], 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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 1959
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  • MARMIER, (X.) [Xavier Marmier, 1809-92]
    LETTRES SUR L'AMÉRIQUE

    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was…

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    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was in 1835 attached to the Arctic expedition of the "Recherche". He was elected to the French Academy in 1870. This work recounts his travels in Canada, the United States, Havana, and the Rio de la Plata. Chapters 3-9 of Volume I are on Canada, mostly Montréal and Québec, though he did go to Kingston and thence to Niagara Falls via the American route. The frontispiece of Vol. I is of Niagara Falls.

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 24893
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  • SINCLAIR, Gordon
    LOOSE AMONG DEVILS

    Toronto: Doubleday, Doran, and Gundy, 1935. Octavo, light green cloth lettered in black, red top page edges. pp (xii), 276 + frontispiece portrait (by Charles Comfort) and 18 photos on 9 leaves. Inscribed by the author "Jim Munro . From one exaggeration to another. Gordon Sinclair." Sunning to spine and margins of covers; plates a little rippled; 1985 ink owner name at top margin of front pastedown; VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. The popular Canadian journalist, author, and public figure's third book, a travelogue about Devil's Island, French Guiana, and West Africa.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35874
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  • IMAZ, Jose Luis de
    LOS QUE MANDAN (Those Who Rule). Translated and with an Introduction by Carlos A. Astiz with Mary F. McCarthy.

    Edition: First edition in English

    Albany: State University of New York Press, 1970. Brown cloth. (viii), 279, (1) pp. Fine copy. Jacket has a few edge nicks, generally fine. "This pioneering work...seeks to analyze the political process in Argentina...I believe that the book is one of the most important empirical studies which has been done in Latin America. As far as I know, it is the only analysis for any Latin American country which goes into detail concerning the social origins, academic backgrounds and the like of the different elites." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6109
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