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  • MATTHIESSEN, Peter
    THE CLOUD FOREST. A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Deutsch, 1962. Dark olive boards. 264 pp + plates/. Damp stain to upper outer corner of rear cover, scarcely visible externally, hidden internally by the jacket flap, else fine, no owner names. Bright yellow dust jacket has a 1/4 inch tear tear to front panel; minor rubbing, light soiling; damp stain to upper outer rear panel and rear flap; VG+ otherwise, chips or clips, colours bright, flap price intact. Much scarcer than the 1961 US first edition.

    Book ID: 18095
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  • John, A. Meredith
    THE PLANTATION SLAVES OF TRINIDAD 1783-1816: A mathematical and statistical study

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Octavo, brown cloth without jacket, as issued. pp xvi, 259, (3). Frontispiece map. Fine copy. 0521361664

    Book ID: 33211
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  • HALSTEAD, Murat
    The World on Fire Including Splendors and Horrors of the Volcanic Eruptions of the Lesser Antilles...

    No place (USA): International Publishing Society, 1902. Title page continues "Together with a Biographical Sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French, the Fair Daughter of Martinique, and Alexander Hamilton, Stalwart Son of Island of Nevis, and Father of the American Constitution. The Destroying Volcanoes of Old and the New Classed. A Strange and Awful History." Small quarto, green decorated cloth stamped in gilt, photographic label of author in centre of front cover. pp (3)-450 + double-sided frontispiece and numerous double-sided plates on glossy paper included in the pagination.Spine a bit darkened, with moderate wear at ends, gilt lettering dulled; bit of wear to outer corners; page edges yellowed; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean copy,…

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    No place (USA): International Publishing Society, 1902. Title page continues "Together with a Biographical Sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French, the Fair Daughter of Martinique, and Alexander Hamilton, Stalwart Son of Island of Nevis, and Father of the American Constitution. The Destroying Volcanoes of Old and the New Classed. A Strange and Awful History." Small quarto, green decorated cloth stamped in gilt, photographic label of author in centre of front cover. pp (3)-450 + double-sided frontispiece and numerous double-sided plates on glossy paper included in the pagination.Spine a bit darkened, with moderate wear at ends, gilt lettering dulled; bit of wear to outer corners; page edges yellowed; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean copy, no owner names. One of the less common "disaster books" popular earlier in th 20th century. About half the book is on the eruption of the volcano Mount Pelee, which killed more than 30,000 people in 1902. Also covers the history of Martinique and other Caribbean islands, and other volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Book ID: 42055
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  • DANA, Richard Henry, Jr.
    TO CUBA AND BACK: a vacation voyage

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859. Brown pebble grain cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, brown endpapers. pp [2], viii, (9)-288, 16 May, 1859, ads, [2]. Just a little leaned, text paper a little toned, tiny chip to fore edge of front free endpaper, else a fine copy. BAL 44417. In 1859, while the U.S. Senate was considering whether the United States should try to annex the Spanish possession of Cuba, Dana traveled there and visited Havana, a sugar plantation, a bullfight, and various churches, hospitals, schools, and prisons, a trip documented in his book To Cuba and Back." - Wikipedia. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 51141
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  • GOSLING, Cecil
    TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE IN MANY LANDS. With Twelve Illustrations by Maximillian von Poosch.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Methuen, 1926. Octavo, red cloth. (xii), (296), (8, ads) pp. + 12 plates. Bit of fraying at head of slightly sunned spine; yellowing to pag edges; tidy ink name at front; VG jacketless copy otherwise. Most of the book pertains to South America - Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala. The author was formerly a British government envoy to Bolivia.

    Book ID: 33384
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  • CUZA MALÉ, Belkis
    WOMAN ON THE FRONT LINES. Translated by Pamela Carmell.

    Edition: First US Edition

    Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, 1987. Natural linen cloth. [8], iv, (73) pp. Light tanning to margins of light blue endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy. Translation, with Spanish and English text on facing pages, of JUEGO DE DAMAS. Cuban poetry.; Octavo 0877752028

    Book ID: 17267
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  • 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; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 26350
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  • LINNÉ, S.
    ZAPOTECAN ANTIQUITIES and the Paulson Collection in the Ethnographical Museum of Sweden. With 27 Text Figures and 32 Plates

    Aktiebolaget Thule, 1938. The Ethnological Museum of Sweden, Stockholm, New Series Publication No.4. Quarto. Cream card covers. pp 196, plates and figures in text. Short tears at spine tips neatly repaired; a VG+ copy otherwise, no owner names, clean, tight & unworn. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 25881
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