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  • THE FOREST AND THE SEA: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man by BATES, Marston
    BATES, Marston
    THE FOREST AND THE SEA: A Look At The Economy Of Nature And The Ecology Of Man

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Museum Press, 1961. Orange boards. pp 248. Notes, index, good illustrations in text. Page edges tanned, just a mite leaned, else fine. Attractive dust jacket (art by E. Byfield) has a bit of yellowing to spine, else fine, flap price intact. An explanation of ecosystems, comparing a rain forest with a tropical sea. Bates was an important American zoologist. A nice copy of this ecological classic.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44733
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  • FANCOURT, Charles St. John
    THE HISTORY OF YUCATAN from its discovery to the close of the seventeenth century

    Edition: First edition.

    London: John Murray, 1854. Octavo, original blue morocco grain cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp xvi, 340 + large folding map at rear. Rebacked in blue, with original backstrip laid down (chip at head affecting only parts of title lettering; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; corner crease to front free endpaper; else a VG, now tight copy, no owner names, text clean and unworn. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 32664
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42055
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  • THREE YEARS' SLAVERY AMONG THE PATAGONIANS: an account of his captivity. [Translated] from the third French edition , by Charles S. Cheltham by GUINNARD, A. (Auguste)
    GUINNARD, A. (Auguste)
    THREE YEARS' SLAVERY AMONG THE PATAGONIANS: an account of his captivity. [Translated] from the third French edition , by Charles S. Cheltham

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Richard Bentley, 1871. Original orange decorated cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp x ,375 + frontispiece map. With the bookplate of adventurer and book collector Steve Fossett. Spine very lightly darkened; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy, unopened at the page edges. Sabin 29272. Guinnard's "narrative of personal adventure and experience in a little-known region of the earth... [among] a race of the fiercest and most revolting savages in existence... The materials composing it were collected under circumstances of difficulty and peril, precluding the possibility of strictly methodical observation or scientific precision of detail..." - translator's Preface. A scarce book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50678
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33384
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  • SAVAGE, Alfred, Sir, 1903-80
    WHAT HAPPENED IN BRITISH GUIANA (a broadcast by Sir Alfred Savage, Governor of British Guiana, on 9th October, 1953)

    Trinidad: Government Printing Office, 1953. 21.5 x 17 cm, a single sheet printed on thin green paper folded to make four pages. Folded once horizontally, small white spot on first page, VG otherwise. Sir Alfred was Colonial Governor of the colony 1953-55. "On 9 October 1953 he dismissed the democratically elected government of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, established an interim government and called in British troops, citing concerns about Communist influence. This took place just months after Jagan took office in 1953." - Wikipedia. At the time Chaggi was a Marxist-Leninist. The USA and the CIA thus got upset causing Jaggi to resign from office after 133 days. He is today regarded as the father of the nation of Guyana.…

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    Trinidad: Government Printing Office, 1953. 21.5 x 17 cm, a single sheet printed on thin green paper folded to make four pages. Folded once horizontally, small white spot on first page, VG otherwise. Sir Alfred was Colonial Governor of the colony 1953-55. "On 9 October 1953 he dismissed the democratically elected government of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, established an interim government and called in British troops, citing concerns about Communist influence. This took place just months after Jagan took office in 1953." - Wikipedia. At the time Chaggi was a Marxist-Leninist. The USA and the CIA thus got upset causing Jaggi to resign from office after 133 days. He is today regarded as the father of the nation of Guyana. An important document in the history of Guyana. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46620
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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

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

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 25881
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