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  • MAXIE IN THE JUNGLE or The Temple of the Incas (Maxie # 6) by Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    MAXIE IN THE JUNGLE or The Temple of the Incas (Maxie # 6)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Set in Venezuela, this is the 6th book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her…

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    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Set in Venezuela, this is the 6th book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her childhood in Trinidad, and also travelled to the West Indies again and so she knew the area well. Glossy frontispiece by Russell Tandy. Lists to self both at the front of the book and in the ads at the rear. 209 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (slight spine slant, some wear to edges of boards, prev owner's name and usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64555
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • A CLAIM IN THE HILLS. by Wickenden, James.
    Wickenden, James.
    A CLAIM IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Rinehart, (1957.) dj. Hardcover - Described as "the true adventure story" of a diamond prospector from the West Indies (a friend of the author), who sets out alone to prospect in the remote mountain ranges on the border between Venezuela, Brazil, & British Guiana, where he lives among the Macoushi and Patamona Indians, hunting and fishing with them, participating in their feasts, observing their taboos. Illustrated with drawings by Ralph Thompson. 275 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (chip at lower edge of front cover, wear at sides of top of spine, other edgewear to dj - corner of flap clipped, but price of 3.95 is still present.

    Book ID: 41028
    View cart More details Price: $15.00