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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
SUN AFTER DARK: Flights into Foreign.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book by one of the most provocative and interesting of modern travel writers - includes "an array of exotic explorations, from L.A. and Yemen to Haiti and Ethiopia, from a Bolivian prison to a hidden monastery in Tibet. He goes to Cambodia, and through southern Arabia in the weeks before September 11, 2001. He practices meditation with Leonard Cohen, travels to Easter Island and through the imaginative terrains of W. G. Sebald and Kazuo Ishiguro, weaving physical and psychological challenges together into a seamless narrative." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-375415068.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (bit of crinkling to top edge of dj)Book ID: 84707More details Price: $30.00
TWO BOYS IN SOUTH-AMERICAN JUNGLES Or Railroading on the Madeira-Mamore.
Edition: Fourth printing.
New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from…(more)
New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from New York to Porto Velho, 1,700 miles up the Amazon & Madeira Rivers beyond the last outposts of civilization. The path of adventure takes one of boys to the front line camps, where he has many startling and unusual experiences with poisonous snakes and Indians and is kept captive by a white man on his rubber plantation. "Illustrated with "strong black and white drawings" by Beth Krebs Morris (a frontispiece and 7 internal plates) ix, 167 pp.(less)
Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edge and some small chips to the dust jacket.)Book ID: 78640More details Price: $45.00
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