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  • Monegal, Emir Rodriguez
    JORGE LUIS BORGES: a literary biography

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Dutton, 1978. Cloth & boards. pp 502, index. Fine in VG price-clipped jacket. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50240
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  • (ARGUEDAS, José María)
    JOSÉ MARÍA ARGUEDAS Y LA NEUVA NOVELA INDÍGENA DEL PERÚ. Numero especial de la Revista "Coral"

    Valparaiso, Chile: Coral, 1970. Quarto, card covers. pp (64). Spine has minor wear at head, small horizontal crack, VG clean & unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. Coral no. 13, October, 1970. Articles by Ariel Dorfman, Mario Vargas Llosa, and others.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41867
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  • GARCIA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel
    LA AVENTURA DE MIGUEL LITTIN CLANDESTINO EN CHILE.

    Edition: First Edition

    Mexico: Editorial Diana, 1986. Mexican issue. White boards, spine lettered in black. (155), [5]pp. Tiny bruise to lower outer corner of front cover; narrow band of light tanning to upper and lower edges of covers; neat 1986 ink name to half title page and again to just above "Coleccion Periodistica" on the title page; else fine. Black on white jacket has 1/4 inch tears to folds at spine tips; tear to upper outer corner of rear panel internally repaired; minute soiling, soft creases to panels; near fine otherwise, attractive, no chips. Printed in Columbia. Verso of title states "1a. edicion, junio, 1986". Covers 20.4 cm tall. This is the uncommon variant of the Mexican issue with the sheets sewn (instead of perfect bound) and the book a bit taller.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7343
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  • Urbina, José Leandro
    Lost Causes. Translated by Christina Shantz

    Edition: First edition in English

    Dunvegan, Ontario: Cormorant Books, 1987. Glossy card covers. Ink name of author John Metcalf, a fine copy. A collection of stories by this Chilean writer who fled the American-sponsored terror in Chile and settled in Canada. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48934
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  • SOUZA, Marcio
    MAD MARIA. Translated by Thomas Colchie (inscribed)

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Avon, 1985. Mass market Bard paperback original, the first US edition of this novel set in the Amazon jungle by an acclaimed Brazilian writer. Fine, crisp, uncreased copy, inscribed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to town for a reading "For___, thanks for this Indian summer, I wish you can come next year to Brasil. Marcio Souza, Toronto 1985" and with the inscribee's 1985 ink signature at front. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38929
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  • NERUDA, Pablo
    MEMOIRS. Translated from the Spanish by Hardie St. Martin

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977. Dark blue cloth. Light spotting to rear cover, yellowing to page edges, ink owner name and date at front, VG unworn copy otherwise. Jacket has short creased tear to outer corner of rear panel, VG otherwise. flap price intact.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50785
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  • BRUSHWOOD, John S.
    MEXICO IN ITS NOVEL: a nation's search for its identity

    Austin: University of Texas, 1975. Third printing. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 292. Index. Light glue residue from removed label inside front cover, else fine. Red jacket has faded spine, VG otherwise. Includes a chronlogical list of novels at rear.

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

    Book ID: 44794
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  • VERGARA, Ruth González, y Alberto Zapican
    MITOSAUROS

    Edition: First Edition

    Santiago de Chile: Authors, 1974. Squarish octavo, pp (103), red card covers with flaps. Text paper yellowed, as always, else fine. Inscribed by González-Vergara. Poetry.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41562
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  • QUIROGA, Eduardo [pseud. of ?].
    ON FORBIDDEN GROUND

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Deutsch, 1986. Red boards. [4], (92) pp. Fine in fine jacket. A short novel about an Argentinian conscripted soldier writing to his English girl friend during the Falklands War. First book in English by this Argentinian writer who at time of publication was living in Paris, having lived in London. Translator not given, but likely P.A. Brewer, who is the credited translator in the 1987 US edition. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17150
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  • HIJUELOS, Oscar
    OUR HOUSE IN THE LAST WORLD.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Persea Books, 1983. Octavo, 235 pp. Black cloth. Four line bookstore rubber stamp to front free endpaper, else fine. Price-clipped white jacket has light soiling to inner margin of rear panel; very minor use to flap folds; else fine. First book of the author of THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A novel of Cuban-Americans in New York City, there were fewer than 2000 copies of this first printing. The rear panel of the jacket has a quote from Donald Barthelme and a photo of the author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7554
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  • PAZ, Octavio
    POEMAS (1935-1975)

    Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1981. Second printing. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (721), (3) + plates. Tidy ink name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper; bookstore rubber stamp at bottom margin of title page; else fine. Blue dust jacket has spine sunned to purple; shallow rubbed chips along top edge of front panel, with internal tape repairs; short tear at head of spine internally repaired; good. Purple printed card slipcase has a few scratches, VG otherwise. Text is in Spanish. Note: Note: 1.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34500
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  • RIBEIRO, João Ubaldo
    SERGEANT GETÚLIO

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Deutsch, 1980. Black cloth. Fine copy. Jacket has some minor rubbing, soft ripples to front panel, else fine. First published in 1971 (and in 1978 in the US), it won Brazil's highest literary award, the Jabuti Prize for best novel of the year. Contains a 3+ page foreword by Jorge Amado.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43193
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  • SALAS, Floyd
    TATTOO THE WICKED CROSS (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Grove Press, 1967. Advance reading copy in plain white card covers in the published dust jacket. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has creased tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. A prison novel. Brutal homoerotic content.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41622
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  • LIHN, Enrique
    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 Paperback

    Book ID: 44595
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  • LILLO, Baldomero (1867-1923)
    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,…

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    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.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48215
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  • THE GAUCHO MARTIN FIERRO. Adapted from the Spanish and Rendered into English Verse by Walter Owen with Drawings by Alberto Guiraldes by FERNÁNDEZ, José
    FERNÁNDEZ, José
    THE GAUCHO MARTIN FIERRO. Adapted from the Spanish and Rendered into English Verse by Walter Owen with Drawings by Alberto Guiraldes

    Edition: First US of this edition

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, c1936. Octavo. pp (4), (xxvi), 326, (4). Rebound in horse hair over parchment, yellow endpapers, spine lettered in black. Some rubbed spots to covers, slight yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Binding by "Peuser". "The present edition of my English version of the great national epic of the Argentine is a facsimile reproduction of the text and illustrations of the limited English edition of 450 copies, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, St. Aldates, and published in August of last year by Basil Blackwell of Oxford. The only alteration in the book is the substitution of the present preface by one that had been written specially for the Oxford publication."- Preface.…

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    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, c1936. Octavo. pp (4), (xxvi), 326, (4). Rebound in horse hair over parchment, yellow endpapers, spine lettered in black. Some rubbed spots to covers, slight yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Binding by "Peuser". "The present edition of my English version of the great national epic of the Argentine is a facsimile reproduction of the text and illustrations of the limited English edition of 450 copies, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, St. Aldates, and published in August of last year by Basil Blackwell of Oxford. The only alteration in the book is the substitution of the present preface by one that had been written specially for the Oxford publication."- Preface. The original Spanish edition of this great epic poem was published in 1873.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38495
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  • GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1990. Green cloth. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43213
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  • VARGAS LLOSA, Mario
    THE GREEN HOUSE. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa

    Edition: First edition in English.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Octavo, blue cloth, gold endpapers, green top edges. A fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket a bit worn at spine ends, sticker stain on front flap, VG otherwise, no fading, flap price intact. The Peruvian author's second novel, it won the 1967 Romulo Gallegos Award, the most important Latin American literary prize.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34320
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  • FUENTES, (Carlos).
    THE HYDRA HEAD. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978. ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF in light green non-pictorial card covers. Book has the slightest of leaning; very light spine sunning with nick at foot; soft shallow bruise to lower edge of rear cover and last few leaves of text; else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 8826
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  • FUENTES, Carlos
    THE HYDRA HEAD. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978. Black cloth gilt. Flaking to author's gilt initials on front cover, as often, else fine in price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43203
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