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  • THE DREAM OF HEROES. by Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    THE DREAM OF HEROES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although originally published in 1954, this novel of the Carnival in Buenos Aires in 1927 and 1930 is just now being published in the US. Translated by Diana Thorold with a translator's preface. Borges called Bioy-Cesares, who mingles fantasy and r realism in his novels, one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-525-246878.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46779
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  • THE DREAM OF HEROES. by Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    THE DREAM OF HEROES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although originally published in 1954, this novel of the Carnival in Buenos Aires in 1927 and 1930 is just now being published in the US. Translated by Diana Thorold with a translator's preface. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-525-246878.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (rem line)

    Book ID: 17742
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  • THE ADVENTURES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER IN LA PLATA. by Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    Bioy Casares, Adolfo (1914-1999)
    THE ADVENTURES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER IN LA PLATA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A later novel by this award-winning Argentinian writer, a "mystery which blends the metaphysical and the mundane." Nicolas Almanza, a young small-town photographer, gets his first professional assignment, to photograph stills of the provincial capital of La Plata. On the train there, he meets an elderly man and his two daughters, and things get complicated. Translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine. 169 pp. ISBN: 0-52524803X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 77174
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  • THREE MUSKETEERS. by Birmajer, Marcelo.
    Birmajer, Marcelo.
    THREE MUSKETEERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Milford, CT & London: The Toby Press, (2008.). First edition - "From Argentine Birmajer presents a complicated tale of political intrigue revolving around Javier Mossen . . . Mossen is reluctantly writing a Sunday feature on Elias Traum, a Jew and former Argentine revolutionary now residing in Israel and recently returned for a visit. When he goes to meet Traum at the airport, Mossen is assaulted and Traum kidnapped. Originally published in Spanish in 2001, translated by Sharon Wood.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 57168
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  • HOUSE OF MIST. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    HOUSE OF MIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to this novel, she writes: 'I wish to inform the reader that even though this is a mystery, it is a mystery without murder. He will not find here any corpse, any detective; he will not even find a murder trial, for the simple reason that there will be no murderer. There will be no murderer and no murder, yet there will be . . . crime. And there will be fear. Those for whom fear has an attraction; those who are interested in the mysterious life people live in their dreams during sleep; those who believe that the dead are not really dead; those who are afraid of the fog and of their own hearts. . . they will perhaps enjoy going back to the early days of this century and entering into the strange house of mist that a young woman, very much like all other women, built for herself at the southern end of South America.' Cover praise from Neruda and Borges (who called her work 'Stories of melancholy magic.') and others. Striking dust jacket art by George Salter. 245 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a a good dustjacket. (upper corner of dj flap clipped, but price present in lower corner, some toning, large chip to lower edge of front cover)

    Book ID: 40439
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  • HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Omnibus edition of two novels by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century, originally published in Spanish and then in English translations (by Bombal herself) in 1947 and 1948. Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. Foreword by Naomi Lindstrom. A title in the Texas Pan-Am series. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-292-70836X.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57306
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  • THE BOOK OF SAND. by Borges, Jorge Luis.
    Borges, Jorge Luis.
    THE BOOK OF SAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects thirteen new stories by this Argentian writer - stories which blend elements from many literary genres: the essay, science fiction, detective fiction, fantasy, literary criticism and autobiography. Translated from the Spanish by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni. Afterword by Borges. 125 pp. ISBN: 0-525-069925.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (prev owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 57977
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  • A PERSONAL ANTHOLOGY. by Borges, Jorge Luis.
    Borges, Jorge Luis.
    A PERSONAL ANTHOLOGY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology personally compiled by Borges containing short stories, essays, poems and brief, mordant "sketches" translated by Anthony Kerrigan, Alastair Reid, Irving Feldman and others. Edited and with a foreword and an epilogue by Kerrigan. x, 210 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some toning to the both the pages and the dust jacket, gift inscription, short closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 51143
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  • TWENTY-FOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH BORGES Including A Selection Of Poems: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983. by Borges, Jorge Luis; Roberto Alifano
    Borges, Jorge Luis; Roberto Alifano
    TWENTY-FOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH BORGES Including A Selection Of Poems: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983.

    Edition: First printing.

    Housatonic, MA & New York: Lascaux Publishers / Grove Press, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Wide-ranging conversations with this great Argentinian writee on topics ranging from Borges life and work to books, poetry, the detective story, the tango, the Kaballah, and more, translated by Nicomedes Suarez Araruz, Willias Barnstone and Noemi Escandell. Includes a selection of poems translated by Willis Barnstone, Jorge Luis Borges and Nicomedes Suarez Araruz, Frontispiece illustration by Roberto Paez, photographs by Willis Barnstone. A title in the Altamira Inter-American series. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-39453879X.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (folded slightly off-center, a bit of rubbing to the corners of the folds of the black dj) .Uncommon in this condition,

    Book ID: 62161
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  • WITH THE MOTHERS OF THE PLAZA DE MAYO. by Bouvard, Marguerite Guzman.
    Bouvard, Marguerite Guzman.
    WITH THE MOTHERS OF THE PLAZA DE MAYO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Bedford, NH: Igneus Press (1993). First edition - A collection of bilingual poems (English and Spanish) about the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who formed in Argentina after the military coup of March, 1976, and who began to demonstrate in the Plaza on behalf of their thousands of disappeared children. Translations by Ludmilla Mimo and Leopoldo Brizuela. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Miriam Beerman. Introduction by Bouvard. 66 pp plus 15 glossy plates of photographs of some of the Mothers. ISBN: 0-96278916x.

    Condition: Very good in gray illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75727
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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 72891
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  • Considine, John J.
    NEW HORIZONS IN LATIN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Dodd, Mead, 1958. dj. Hardcover first edition - Informative synthesis of people from South and Middle America. from Brazil' s favelas to Argentina, Uruguay, and a study of Chilean fundo life.Photographs, charts. 379 pp with footnotes, appendix, and index. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28147
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  • THE GODS OF TANGO. by De Robertis, Carolina.
    De Robertis, Carolina.
    THE GODS OF TANGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, one which is about crossing boundaries - gender, sexual and geographical - and the growth of the tango. "February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, carrying only a small trunk and her father's cherished violin, leaves her Italian village for a new home, and a new husband, in Argentina. Arriving in Buenos Aires, she discovers that he has been killed, but she remains: . . she is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. . . Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman. She…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, one which is about crossing boundaries - gender, sexual and geographical - and the growth of the tango. "February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, carrying only a small trunk and her father's cherished violin, leaves her Italian village for a new home, and a new husband, in Argentina. Arriving in Buenos Aires, she discovers that he has been killed, but she remains: . . she is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. . . Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman. She cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and becomes 'Dante'." SIGNED on the title page. 363 pp. ISBN: 978-1101874493.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder dot).

    Book ID: 71991
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  • Eloy Martinez, Tomas.
    SANTA EVITA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover - A black comic novel about the amazing real-life afterlife of Eva Peron by this Argentinian-born writer. Translatated by Helen Lane. ISBN: 0-679-447040.

    Condition: Very good in very good- dust jacket (some dampstaining to dj, not affecting book.)

    Book ID: 21839
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  • Eloy Martinez, Tomas.
    SANTA EVITA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A black comic novel about the amazing real-life afterlife of Eva Peron by this Argentinian-born writer. Translatated by Helen Lane. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-679-447040.

    Condition: Very good+ in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23497
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  • THE HONORARY CONSUL. by Greene, Graham.
    Greene, Graham.
    THE HONORARY CONSUL.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. dj. Hardcover - Novel set in a provincial Argentinian town, just over the border from Paraguay and populated with refugees from the dictatorship there. 315 pp. ISBN: 0-671-215698.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, stain to the top edge.)

    Book ID: 41465
    Keywords: argentina, Fiction
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  • A TRAVELLER IN LITTLE THINGS. by Hudson, W. H. [William Henry, 1841-1922.]
    Hudson, W. H. [William Henry, 1841-1922.]
    A TRAVELLER IN LITTLE THINGS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1922.). Hardcover - Collects a series of brief sketches on people and places - ranging from the English countryside to the Argentinian pampas. A naturalist and ornithologist as well as an author, Hudson was born in Argentina to parents who had immigrated there from New England, but he moved to England, married and became a citizen there. Although he is best known for his classic novel "Green Mansions, " his other works have their charm and interest also. 339 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (some dulling to the gilt on the spine, but still legible.) Small round bookstore sticker pasted on front endpapers from a Sacramento department store ("Ask Weinstock-Lubin for the books you want") , lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48160
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  • FIESTAS: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration. by Kleven, Elisa, illustrator, signed] Orozco, Jose-Luis.
    Kleven, Elisa, illustrator, signed] Orozco, Jose-Luis.
    FIESTAS: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A bilingual collection of songs from Latin America. "Performer and songwriter Jose-Luis Orozco has arranged more than 20 songs and rhymes from Spanish-speaking countries. The songs focus on holidays that specifically honor Latin American culture - Cinco de Mayo, Carnival, Cesar Chavez Day - as well as familiar fiestas celebrated around the world - New Year's Day, Christmas and Valentines Day." Includes the musical notations for each song, Exuberantly illustrated in full color by Eliza Kleven, with full page paintings, small scattered illustrations and decorative borders., SIGNED on the title page by Kleven with a drawing of a small dove, Large format. Subject index. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-525-459375.

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

    Book ID: 51657
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  • AMALIA. Tomo Primero. by Marmol, Jose (1818-1871)
    Marmol, Jose (1818-1871)
    AMALIA. Tomo Primero.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Leipzig: F.A.Brockhaus, 1877. Hardcover - Set in post-colonial Buenos Aires, this political novel by the exiled Argentian writer Marmol was written in two parts and originally published in Uruguay in 1851; it is a semi-autobiographical account of living in Juan Manuel de Rosas's police state. Volume One only (the second part was not published until several years later, after the fall of Rosas and Marmol's return to Argentina. [Libro en Espaol / Book in Spanish]. 312 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 57522
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  • THE POETRY OF JOSE MARMOL (The University of Colorado Studies, Volume 22 Numbers 2 & 3.) by [Marmol, Jose.] Cuthbertson, Stuart,
    [Marmol, Jose.] Cuthbertson, Stuart,
    THE POETRY OF JOSE MARMOL (The University of Colorado Studies, Volume 22 Numbers 2 & 3.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, 1935. First edition - An attempt to put the works of this Argentinian poet and novelist in their proper perspective by studying his lyric poems and not just those of political invective against the dictator Juan Manuel Rosas. pp 83-276.

    Condition: Very good in tan printed wrappers (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 52693
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  • OPENING THE OYSTER: A Story of Adventure. by Marsh, Charles L.
    Marsh, Charles L.
    OPENING THE OYSTER: A Story of Adventure.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1889. Hardcover first edition - Two young men set off to see the world in 1877 - going from New York to the West,with a stop in Chicago - and from there down to Mexico and the pampas of the Argentinas, on a ship and around the world - vivid descriptions, including San Francisco, the Sierras and deserts of California, and much more. glossy frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Bound in olive green cloth with gold and black lettering and design on the front. 361 pages.

    Condition: A very worn copy of this rather uncommon book - the cloth along the lower edges and corners is frayed, with the underlying boards visible, blank bookplate on front endpaper, front prelim pages loose, but not detached, front hinge cracked and rear hinge rather clumsily repaired. Still a good reading copy.

    Book ID: 13426
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  • THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 4 essays by this Nobel prize winning author who was himself born in Trinidad to Indian parents. In addition to the title piece, it includes Michael X and the Black Power Killings in Trinidad; A New King for the Congo: Mobutu and the Nihilism of Africa and Conrad's Darkness. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-394509684.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some wear to the upper edge of the dj.)

    Book ID: 71864
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  • THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    THE RETURN OF EVA PERON with THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 4 essays by this Nobel prize winning author who was himself born in Trinidad to Indian parents. In addition to the title piece, it includes Michael X and the Black Power Killings in Trinidad; A New King for the Congo: Mobutu and the Nihilism of Africa and Conrad's Darkness. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-394509684.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (short closed tear at fold of dj.)

    Book ID: 64214
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  • [Peron, Eva Duarte, 1919-1952] Dujovne Ortiz, Alicia.
    EVA PERON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Eva Peron continues, even decades after her death, to captivate millions with her legend. No other female political leader.... in the twentieth century is surrounded by more mythology and romantic love than Eva Peron, the power obsessed bride of Argentina dictator Juan Peron." This biography includes additional material based on the declassified archives of the Peron government and other personal testimonies. Translated by Shawn Fields. Photographs, bibliography, index. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-31-145993.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39841
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  • THE DOGS OF PARADISE. by Posse, Abel
    Posse, Abel
    THE DOGS OF PARADISE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Argentinian writer to be published in English. A comic novel with an unusual twist on Columbus's discovery of America, this book won the Romulo Gallegos prize for the best novel written in Spanish over the past 5 years. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. ISBN: 0-689-120915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21221
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  • PUBIS ANGELICAL. by Puig, Manuel .
    Puig, Manuel .
    PUBIS ANGELICAL.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Aventura - Vintage Books, (1986.). First edition - A tour de force novel of paranoia and sexual obsession by this Argentian novelist. Translated from the Spanish by Elena Brunet. A title in the Vintage Library of Contemporary World Literature. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-394-746643.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44971
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  • ETERNAL CURSE ON THE READER OF THESE PAGES by Puig, Manuel.
    Puig, Manuel.
    ETERNAL CURSE ON THE READER OF THESE PAGES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in New York City in the 1970's, this is the first book written in English by this Argentinian writer. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-394-52151X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (small nick top edge, crease on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 14650
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  • HEARTBREAK TANGO: A Serial. by Puig, Manuel.
    Puig, Manuel.
    HEARTBREAK TANGO: A Serial.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Argentinian writer, on one level a lighthearted parady of a magazine romance serial of the 40's. Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-525-1226310.

    Condition: Exlibrary with the usual markings and pocket but in an unmarked and overall good dust jacket (price-clipped, scratches on back of dj.)

    Book ID: 53135
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  • REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL.. by Rivabella, Omar
    Rivabella, Omar
    REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL..

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief but powerful novel depicting the brutality of political torture by this Argentinian journalist. Although presented as fiction, it is based on interviews with many women who were, like the protagonist, arrested, never charged, but tortured. Translated by Paul Riviera and the author. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-394-549171.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57937
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  • POLLY iN SOUTH AMERICA: The Polly Brewster Series #7. by Roy, Lillian Elizabeth.
    Roy, Lillian Elizabeth.
    POLLY iN SOUTH AMERICA: The Polly Brewster Series #7.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1924). Hardcover - An interesting series written for older girls, featuring Polly Brewster, who grew up on a ranch in Colorado, and her friend Eleanor Maynard, but who are now far removed from their roots. Only includes 6 previous titles on title page. While this is almost a travelogue, with a minimal plot, and the comments on what they find is often prejudiced, this book does includes a look at the effects of earthquakes and tsumanis, and an interesting glimpse of nitrate mining in the Bolivian coastal region of Antofagasta. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by H.S. Barbour. 280 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with yellow and dark blue lettering (slight spine slant, minor wear) , no dj.

    Book ID: 74779
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