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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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  • Urrutia, Virginia.
    TWO WHEELS & A TAXI: A Slightly Daft Adventure in the Andes.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: The Mountaineers, (1987). dj. Hardcover first edition - Proving that adventure is not just something for the young, in this,her first book, a 70 year old grandmother Urrutia recounts her adventures bicycling all over the Andes in Ecuador - on a fat tired, single speed bike, accompanied by a 35 year-old taxi driver-guide-translator, a father of five who had never before ventured so far from Quito. Illustrated with drawings by Betsy James. Map, vii, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-898861411.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38755
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  • CLASS, KINSHIP, AND POWER IN AN ECUADORIAN TOWN: The Negroes of San Lorenzo. by Whitten Jr., Norman E.
    Whitten Jr., Norman E.
    CLASS, KINSHIP, AND POWER IN AN ECUADORIAN TOWN: The Negroes of San Lorenzo.

    Edition: First edition

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - This study of the changing social structure of the northwest Ecuadorian port town San Lorenzo is the first full scale study of Negro social organization, on the west coast of South Amearica. Illustrated with maps, graphs and charts and photographs.Glossary, references, index. vii, 328 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59825
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  • LAS PAREDES TIENEN LA PALABRA y MAXIMUM ATARAXY / THE WALLS HAVE THE FLOOR and ATARAXIA MAXIMA. by Wishnia, K.
    Wishnia, K.
    LAS PAREDES TIENEN LA PALABRA y MAXIMUM ATARAXY / THE WALLS HAVE THE FLOOR and ATARAXIA MAXIMA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ecuador: Publicaciones del Departamento de Difusion Cultural de La Universidad de Cuenca, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a bilingual edition of two plays, which Cecilia Suarez Moreno in her introduction describes as combining the sharp irony of Woody Allen with Beckett's Theater of the absurd. Translated by Mercy Peno; Maria Eugenia Paz y Mino, Spanish language editor. SIGNED by author on title page. Wishnia's self-published first novel, "23 Shades of Black," was a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first mystery. ix, 109 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57608
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  • SOFT MONEY: A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    SOFT MONEY: A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a New York street smart investigator, and former cop, originally from Ecuador, who has traded in her uniform for single motherhood. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-525-945458.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77275
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  • 23 SHADES OF BLACK. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    23 SHADES OF BLACK.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Signet, (1998). SIGNED - An unusual first mystery, featuring a New York street smart cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela. Nominated for the Edgar. SIGNED on the title page. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-451-197488.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 66573
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  • THE GLASS FACTORY. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    THE GLASS FACTORY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 2000. SIGNED first edition - Mystery, featuring a New York street smart investigator, and former cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela - and is now a single parent trying to raise her 3 year old daughter in a city full of toxins. SIGNED on the title page. 215 pp.

    Condition: Fine in pale green printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 60867
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  • RED HOUSE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    RED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, now an apprentice to a private investigator. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-312-28182X.

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

    Book ID: 62663
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  • BLOOD LAKE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    BLOOD LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, turned private investigator. In this novel, she takes her young daughter back to Ecuador to see their extended family, and a priest, who had helped her in the past, is gunned down in front of her. SIGNED on the title page. Highly recommended. Glossary, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-281862.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62664
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  • 23 SHADES OF BLACK. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    23 SHADES OF BLACK.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Signet, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover - An unusual first mystery, featuring a New York street smart cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela. Nominee for the Edgar. Originally published as a paperback original by a small press, so this book club edition is the first hardcover edition of this title. SIGNED on the title page. 295 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 62075
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  • RED HOUSE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    RED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, now an apprentice to a private investigator. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-312-28182X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62076
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  • THE GLASS FACTORY. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    THE GLASS FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring a New York street smart investigator, and former cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela - and is now a single parent trying to raise her 3 year old daughter in a city full of toxins. SIGNED on the title page. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-525-945458.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62077
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  • BLOOD LAKE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    BLOOD LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, turned private investigator. In this novel, she takes her young daughter back to Ecuador to see their extended family, and a priest, who had helped her in the past, is gunned down in front of her. SIGNED on the title page. Highly recommended. Glossary, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-281862.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a fine, unmarked, dust jacket .

    Book ID: 67049
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