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  • SPIRIT VERSUS SCALPEL: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy. by Adler, Leonore Loeb and B. Runi Mukherji, editors.
    Adler, Leonore Loeb and B. Runi Mukherji, editors.
    SPIRIT VERSUS SCALPEL: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Westport, CT & London: Bergin & Garvey, (1995). Hardcover first edition - "Unique presentation of traditional and modern healing and mental health practices." Forewords by Albert Pepitone and Uwe P. Gielen, introduction by the editors. Contains 15 papers, including J. Beatty "Cultural Perceptions of Life & Death"; D.A.Louw & E. Pretorius "The Traditional Healer in a Multicultural Society: The South African Experience"; E. Golomb "Oracles in Ladakh: A Personal Experience"; N.R. Mrinal, et al: "Traditional Healing in India"; S.S. de Silva & W.J. Epps "A Study of Curative Options Available in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka"; A. Jorge "'Mesa Blanca': A Puerto Rican Healing Tradition"; R. Spires- Robin & P. McGarrahan "The Healing Practices of Mexican Spiritualism"; M.…

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    Westport, CT & London: Bergin & Garvey, (1995). Hardcover first edition - "Unique presentation of traditional and modern healing and mental health practices." Forewords by Albert Pepitone and Uwe P. Gielen, introduction by the editors. Contains 15 papers, including J. Beatty "Cultural Perceptions of Life & Death"; D.A.Louw & E. Pretorius "The Traditional Healer in a Multicultural Society: The South African Experience"; E. Golomb "Oracles in Ladakh: A Personal Experience"; N.R. Mrinal, et al: "Traditional Healing in India"; S.S. de Silva & W.J. Epps "A Study of Curative Options Available in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka"; A. Jorge "'Mesa Blanca': A Puerto Rican Healing Tradition"; R. Spires- Robin & P. McGarrahan "The Healing Practices of Mexican Spiritualism"; M. Fischer "Shamanism in Alaska";and more. Index. Notes on contributors xxv, 219 pp. ISBN: 0-897894065.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with silver lettering.

    Book ID: 54592
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  • DEAD DINOSAURS by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    DEAD DINOSAURS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46896-2.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket .(prev owner's sticker)

    Book ID: 17280
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  • BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan. by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.). First edition - First mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 49196
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  • DEAD DINOSAURS by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    DEAD DINOSAURS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46896-2.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket .(remainder dot bottom edge)

    Book ID: 3588
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  • DEAD DINOSAURS by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    DEAD DINOSAURS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-385-46896-2.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58980
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  • Alvarez , Robert R. Jr.
    FAMILIA: Migration and Adaptation In Baja and Alta California, 1800-1975

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1986). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. "Alvarez investigates the life histories of pioneer migrants and their offspring, finding a human dimension to migration which centers on the family. Spanish, American, and English exploits paved the way for exchange between Baja and Alta California. Alvarez shows how cultural stability actually increased as migrants settled in new locations, bringing their common values and memories with them." Includes an appendix with the original Spanish field notes, notes, bibliography, index. xv. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-520053470.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76853
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  • THE LORD OF THE LAST DAYS, Visions of the Year 1000 by Aridjis, Homero.
    Aridjis, Homero.
    THE LORD OF THE LAST DAYS, Visions of the Year 1000

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Betty Ferber. A recreation of medieval Spain by one of Mexico's foremost poets and novelists. Laura Esquival called this "dazzling and provocative.. a dazzling rendition of period and place.". ISBN: 0-688-143423.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 4995
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  • Bannon, Laura.
    HAT FOR A HERO: A Tarascan Boy of Mexico.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Charming story of a young boy in a fishing village in Mexico, who learns to take responsiblity for his actions, illustrated in both full-color and black and white by the author. Illustrated endpapers. Bound in blue cloth with full color, full-size illustrated paste-down on front cover. Larger format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth (previous owner's name, some fading to the cloth on the back cover.).

    Book ID: 36675
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  • THE DIEZMO. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE DIEZMO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the disastrous Mier Expedition in Texas in 1842 and its aftermath. Author's note. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-395926173.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63307
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 17438
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  • Bontemps, Arna and Hughes, Langston.
    THE PASTEBOARD BANDIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful children's story of the meeting of 2 cultures originally written by Bontemps and Hughes in 1935, and never before published. Includes an introduction by Alex Bontemps and an afterword by Cheryl A. Wall. Brightly illustrated by Peggy Turley with full-color, full-page paintings and smaller black and white drawings. ISBN: 0-19-5114760.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dj (an unread copy, but some signs of handling.)

    Book ID: 11552
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  • BOY OF THE BORDER. by Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes.
    Bontemps, Arna and Langston Hughes.
    BOY OF THE BORDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    El Paso, TX: Sweet Earth Flying Press, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication of this novella for children by these two noted African American writers, a coming of age story set in Northern Mexico and southern California. (A very condensed 10 pp version was originally published as "Broncos over the Border" in Jack and Jill magazine in 1948). Illustrated with full-page drawings by Antonio Castro L. 109 pp. ISBN: 978-0979098703.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72552
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  • THE LITTLE MEXICAN DONKEY BOY. by Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    THE LITTLE MEXICAN DONKEY BOY.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1931.) dj. Hardcover - The eighth title in the "Children of All Lands Stories" series. Set in a small town in Mexico, this is the story of a young boy and his burro, and how he discovered his talent as a potter. Illustrated with photographs of children taken by the author. Red and white illustrated endpapers. Bound in light blue illustrated boards with a royal blue cloth spine and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. Vocabulary list. 224 pp. Flap of dust jacket lists to #12 in this series.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some offsetting on the endpapers, spine of the dj is sunned, and with a short tear at the upper edge, front cover illustration is bright and attractive).

    Book ID: 64733
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  • HOLY WEDNESDAY: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico. by Burkhart, Louise M.
    Burkhart, Louise M.
    HOLY WEDNESDAY: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1996). First edition - "Identified only in 1986, the Nahuatl Holy Week play is the earliest known dramatic script in any Native American language. In Holy Wednesday, Louise Burkhart presents side-by-side English translations of the Nahuatl play and its Spanish source. An accompanying commentary analyzes the differences between the two versions to reveal how the native author altered the Spanish text to fit his own aesthetic sensibility and the broader discursive universe of the Nahua church.". Illustrated with photographs.A title in the New Cultural Studies series. Notes, references, indes. xii, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-8122-15761.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58714
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  • THE ARMY BOYS ALONG PERSHING'S TRAIL. by Burley, Major Andrew S.
    Burley, Major Andrew S.
    THE ARMY BOYS ALONG PERSHING'S TRAIL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n.d. (ca 1930, c 1919) dj. Hardcover - Adventure novel about Pershing's pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916-1917. 252 pp plus 10 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth with black lettering and border on front cover (usual rather severe toning to the pages, but a tight and sturdy copy), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66851
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  • THE ARMY BOYS ALONG PERSHING'S TRAIL. by Burley, Major Andrew S.
    Burley, Major Andrew S.
    THE ARMY BOYS ALONG PERSHING'S TRAIL.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n.d. (ca 1930, c 1919) dj. Hardcover - Adventure novel about Pershing's pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916-1917. 252 pp plus 10 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth with black lettering and border on front cover (usual rather severe toning to the pages, but a tight and sturdy copy), in a good dust jacket with overall edgewear, some crinkling and staining.)

    Book ID: 68171
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  • THE TWO MUJERES. by Calderon, Sara Levi.
    Calderon, Sara Levi.
    THE TWO MUJERES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1991. First edition - Love story between two Mexican Jewish women, translated by Gina Kaufer. 211 pp plus glossary,. ISBN: 187996001.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 12987
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  • Calderon, Sara Levi.
    THE TWO MUJERES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1991. First edition - Love story between two Mexican Jewish women, translated by Gina Kaufer. 211 pp plus glossary,. ISBN: 187996001.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 13309
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  • THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border. by Cantu, Francisco.
    Cantu, Francisco.
    THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, an account of his four years in the Border Patrol, between 2008 to 2012, and afterwards - a book which reveals the violence our border and policies wreak on both sides. The son of a park ranger, Cant grew up in the southwest and when he joined the Border Patrol, he became a witness to the stark realities of the desert, where the obligations of his job weighed heavily against his sense of humanity. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73052
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  • MOTOR TALES AND TRAVELS IN AND OUT OF CALIFORNIA. by Carolan, Herbert.
    Carolan, Herbert.
    MOTOR TALES AND TRAVELS IN AND OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1936. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes accounts of trips to Alaska, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, Mexico, and especially many trips of excursions around California, including the Mother Lode country of the Sierra Foothills, the high Sierras, the desert and more. Illustrated with many photographs. Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author to Howard L. Rowe, Madera County Superintendent of Schools and dated in 1941. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with orange lettering, but lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56004
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  • AMIGOLAND. by Casares, Oscar.
    Casares, Oscar.
    AMIGOLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Texas author's first novel, following a highly praised collection of short stories. Two feisty aging brothers and their housekeeper take a road trip to Mexico, to their past and into the history of their family. 357 pp. ISBN: 9780316159692.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of crinkling to the dj)

    Book ID: 67556
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  • LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe) by Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Espanol (Knopf), (2000.). SIGNED - A collection of essays and poems by 21 writers - including Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, Cherie Moraga, Luis Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Elena Poniatowska, Nancy Mairs, Denise Chavez, Rosario Castellano, Pat Mora, Margaret Randall and others - exploring the concept and the role of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who miraculously appeared in the 16th century to a poor Mexican and who represents a combination of indigenous Aztec and Catholic traditions. SIGNED by TWO authors: Pat Mora at her contribution "Las Reglas de Coatlicue." and Cherie Moraga at "El Mito Azteca." Translated from the English by Mariela Dreyfus. EN ESPANOL. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-375703691.

    Condition: Very good condition (underlining on one page, brackets on another.)

    Book ID: 75092
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  • QUARTERDECKS AND SPANISH GRANTS. by [Clar, Captain John] Clar, C. Raymond.
    [Clar, Captain John] Clar, C. Raymond.
    QUARTERDECKS AND SPANISH GRANTS.

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    Rancho Cordova, CA: Landmark Enterprises, (1984.). "Concerning Captain John Clar, his United States Navy career after graduation from Spain's Naval Academy; his visit to Mexican California in 1836 and again at the capture in 1842; the historic Gold Rush voyage of Barque Humboldt."A respectful biography written by an admiring grandson, we learn of Captain John Clar's life: his graduation from Spain's Naval Academy, his U.S. Naval career and visits to Mexican California in 1836, the Capture in 1842, the historic Gold Rush voyage of Barque Humboldt, his purchase of Oakland site; settlement at Clarville; the land surveyor, Translator and Keeper of the Old Archives. Illustrated with many vintage photographs, maps, letters. Bibliography, 156 pp. plus 2 pp. Index. ISBN: 0-91084-239.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated turquoise wrappers.

    Book ID: 39786
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  • QUARTERDECKS AND SPANISH GRANTS. by [Clar, Captain John] Clar, C. Raymond.
    [Clar, Captain John] Clar, C. Raymond.
    QUARTERDECKS AND SPANISH GRANTS.

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    Rancho Cordova, CA: Landmark Enterprises, (1984.). "Concerning Captain John Clar, his United States Navy career after graduation from Spain's Naval Academy; his visit to Mexican California in 1836 and again at the capture in 1842; the historic Gold Rush voyage of Barque Humboldt."A respectful biography written by an admiring grandson, we learn of Captain John Clar's life: his graduation from Spain's Naval Academy, his U.S. Naval career and visits to Mexican California in 1836, the Capture in 1842, the historic Gold Rush voyage of Barque Humboldt, his purchase of Oakland site; settlement at Clarville; the land surveyor, Translator and Keeper of the Old Archives. Illustrated with many vintage photographs, maps, letters. Bibliography, 156 pp. plus 2 pp. Index. ISBN: 0-91084-239.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated turquoise wrappers (an unread copy, but bump to bottom of spine).

    Book ID: 47134
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  • ON MEXICAN TIME. by Cohan, Tony.
    Cohan, Tony.
    ON MEXICAN TIME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000). First edition - An American writer and his wife find a new home in the 16th century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 264 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59617
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  • ON MEXICAN TIME. by Cohan, Tony.
    Cohan, Tony.
    ON MEXICAN TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000) dj. First edition - An American writer and his wife find a new home in the 16th century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-767903188.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70520
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  • ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist . by Conrad, Jim.
    Conrad, Jim.
    ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Armchair adventure for the reader with a keen interest in both natural history and exotic culture... Here is an 'on the road'tale that combines a naturist's observations, misadventures, encounters with birds and people - and discoveries about himself - during several months in backcountry Mexico." Accounts of life among the Nahuat Indians, and several sections describing the birds. Illustrated with drawings by Kelli Glancey.Index. xi, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802711529.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few marks (appears uncirculated, tight and clean) in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 73627
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  • Curley, Daniel.
    MUMMY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh book, third novel, by the author who won the Flannery O'Connor Prize. A story of the mummies of Guanajauto, this an 'epic farce' of the perils of both Mexico and the US West. Dust jacket praise from Stanley Elkins and Roger Ebert who said: "This is a wonderful novel which poses the question, what should you do on finding your mother's mummy on display in a museum. Curley's hero undertakes an expedition both comic and insanely pragmatic, into the worlds of the macabre, the grotesque and the enchanted." 241 pp. Dust jacket art by Petra Mathers. ISBN: 0-395-425077.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39101
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  • Curley, Daniel.
    MUMMY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh book, third novel, by the author who won the Flannery O'Connor Prize. A story of the mummies of Guanajauto, this an 'epic farce' of the perils of both Mexico and the US West. Dust jacket praise from Stanley Elkins and Roger Ebert who said: "This is a wonderful novel which poses the question, what should you do on finding your mother's mummy on display in a museum. Curley's hero undertakes an expedition both comic and insanely pragmatic, into the worlds of the macabre, the grotesque and the enchanted." 241 pp. Dust jacket art by Petra Mathers. ISBN: 0-395-425077.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (tear along gutter of front endpaper.).

    Book ID: 39102
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  • MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY. by de la Pena, Matt. Illustrated and signed by Ana Ramirez.
    de la Pena, Matt. Illustrated and signed by Ana Ramirez.
    MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Disney Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story about friendship, family and the power of music by this Newbery Medal winning writer, inspired by the Disney/Pixar film 'Coco.' SIGNED on the front endpaper with a very small drawing by the illustrator, Ana Ramirez. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1368023719.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72829
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