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JUAN DE LA ROSA: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. First edition - First English language edition of this classic Bolivian novel. Set in the early 1800s, this is narrated by one of the last surviving Bolivian rebels, octogenarian Juan de la Rosa, who tells the story of a young boy's coming of age during the violent and tumultuous years of Bolivia's struggle for independence. Translated from the Spanish by Sergio Gabriel Waisman. A title in the Library of Latin America series with an introduction by the series editors, Jean Franco and Richard Graham. Edited and with a foreword by Alba Maria de la Paz Soldan. Notes. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-195113284.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 86929More details Price: $18.50
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by this award-winning Bolivian writer to be published in the United States. Described as "a novel of conflicting passions and loyalties, a fascinating tale of long-latent - and at last overt - violence on a feudal hacienda deep in the lush, uncharted Chaco region of Bolivia." Originally written in French (and first published in Paris in the literary supplement of 'L'Illustration' under the title 'Terres Embrassees' this is translated from the later and substantially altered version which the author wrote in Spanish by Stuart Edgar Grummon. Striking dust jacket art by Carlos Merida. 202 pp.
Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (an inexpensively produced book due to wartime restrictions, some very slight loss of paper at the upper edge of the dj, toning to the dj.).Book ID: 34944More details Price: $35.00
Edition: First printing.
New York: SOHO Press, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, preceded by a collection of short stories. "A burnt-out American doper, fresh from a Bolivian prison, starts out conning a naive social worker by helping her find her magician brother - and ends up conducting her on a tour of the hell that is the coca trade, while gradually recovering his humanity. . . An unusual love story, to say the least - and an impressive debut from a writer with a generous imagination and a daring, if deeply weird, sense of character and fate." (Kirkus Reviews) 292 pp. ISBN: 1-569470987.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant)Book ID: 85610More details Price: $17.50
REVOLUTION AND THE REBIRTH OF INEQUALITY: A Theory Applied to the National Revolution in Bolivia.
Edition: First printing.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Bolivian Revolution of 1952. Charts, notes, several appendices, index. xvi, 279 pp. ISBN: 0-520-040724.
Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.Book ID: 57454More details Price: $25.00
THE STARS WEEP.
Edition: First printing.
London: Hutchinson, (1956) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a trip undertaken by two young French ethnologists to trace the remote Indian villages in Bolivia and Peru, including around Lake Titicaca and near Machu Pichu, communities which had been respected by the Incas and not conquered by the Spanish conquistadores. This account is focused more on the people they encountered than on the scientific aspects of the trip, on the sexual and religious customs, on the rites of witchcraft, marriage and death. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. Illustrated with 36 black and white photographs and 3 drawings. Index. 198 pp.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj)Book ID: 80418More details Price: $25.00
CHE ON MY MIND.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2013. First edition - "An impressionistic look at the life, death, and legacy of Che Guevera by the feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall. . . She arrived in Cuba in 1969, less than two years after Che's death, and lived there until 1980. She became friends with several of Che's family members, friends, and compatriots. In this book she reflects on his relationships with his family and fellow insurgents, including Fidel Castro. She is deeply admiring of Che's integrity and charisma and frank about what she sees as his strategic errors." Photographs, notes, bibliography. 148 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 58196More details Price: $18.00
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: 74779More details Price: $13.50