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  • IMAGING ISABEL. by Castaneda, Omar S.
    Castaneda, Omar S.
    IMAGING ISABEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton / Lodestar, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in the author's native Guatemala: the story of a newly married 16 year old in a traditional Mayan village who is invited to join the goverment's teacher training program. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-525-674314.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64042
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  • THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop? by Goldman, Francisco.
    Goldman, Francisco.
    THE ART OF POLITICAL MURDER: Who Killed the Bishop?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first non-fiction book by this noted novelist, this is a penetrating look at the brutal death of Bishop Juan Geradi in Guatemala City in April 1998 - just 2 days after he had issued a human rights report that found the Guatemalan Army primarily responsible for the deaths and disappearances of 200,000 civilians. Goldman spent seven years following the investigation into this murder, and the result is a riveting and complex work. Index. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-18283.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57163
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  • BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil. by Maslow, Jonathan.
    Maslow, Jonathan.
    BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, an account of a trip he made in 1983 to Guatemela in search of the quetzal, the bird of life, a bird whose existence in endangered both by loss of habitat and by the civil war raging in Guatemela. A blend of political, social and natural history. Map, selected bibliography, index. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-671-52738x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the edges and folds of the dj)

    Book ID: 61412
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  • BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil. by Maslow, Jonathan.
    Maslow, Jonathan.
    BIRD OF LIFE, BIRD OF DEATH: A Naturalist's Jourrney Through a Land of Political Turmoil.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: The Viking Press, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, an account of a trip he made in 1983 to Guatemela in search of the quetzal, the bird of life, a bird whose existence in endangered both by loss of habitat and by the civil war raging in Guatemela. A blend of political, social and natural history. Map, selected bibliography, index. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-670-810878.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61413
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  • THE QUEEN JADE. by Murray, Yxta Maya.
    Murray, Yxta Maya.
    THE QUEEN JADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rayo - Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a blend of adventure novel and historical mystery set in the mountains of Guatemala. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0582642.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 56894
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  • AMERICAN CHILD SUPREME: The Education of a Liberation Ecologist. by Nichols, John.
    Nichols, John.
    AMERICAN CHILD SUPREME: The Education of a Liberation Ecologist.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (2001). First edition - John Nichols was raised in a privileged American family, attended top-notch private schools and at 23 wrote a best-selling novel, The Sterile Cuckoo. .. "However, a trip to Guatemala derailed his golden-child existence and set him on a very different path toward social and environmental activism. This book charts Nicholss rich and often tormented journey out of his sheltered middle-class life toward a belief in what he calls 'liberation ecology'. SIGNED on the title page. Includes an extensive bibliography of Nichols' works and articles and reviews about his work. 197 pp. ISBN: 1-571312536.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66928
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  • TWO CROSSES OF TODOS SANTOS: Survivals of Mayan Religious Ritual. by Oakes, Maud.
    Oakes, Maud.
    TWO CROSSES OF TODOS SANTOS: Survivals of Mayan Religious Ritual.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Bollingen / Pantheon, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bollingen Series XXVII. Classic ethnographic study in which the author presents an extensive account of her two years in the remote Guatamalan village of Todos Santos, an area where the Mayan calendar and customs still survive. Illustrated with a map, photographs by the author and Hans Namuth, figures, including a folding plate of the Year Bearing Ceremony as depicted in the Mayan calendar. Appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. Somewhat oversized format xiii, 274 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (foxing to the edges of the textblock, chipping to the top of the spine of the dj, other minor wear.).

    Book ID: 54677
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  • RITES: A GUATEMALAN BOYHOOD. by Perera, Victor.
    Perera, Victor.
    RITES: A GUATEMALAN BOYHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his boyhood, often bitter and dark, where his Jewishness made him an outsider and observer. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1776784.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (inconspicuous remainder line, final blank page missing.)

    Book ID: 23650
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  • RITES: A GUATEMALAN BOYHOOD. by Perera, Victor.
    Perera, Victor.
    RITES: A GUATEMALAN BOYHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his boyhood, often bitter and dark, where his Jewishness made him an outsider and observer. 194 pp. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Alistair Reid, Jane Kenyon, Alan Cheuse and others. ISBN: 0-15-1776784.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (inconspicuous remainder line, prev owner's name, short tear to dj at bottom of spine .)

    Book ID: 34262
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  • LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake. by Prechtel, Martin.
    Prechtel, Martin.
    LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the…

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    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the facing page. Includes notes on the Mayan language. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 362 pp. ISBN: 0-874779944.

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

    Book ID: 64929
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  • LAS TINIEBLAS EN EL DIA DE PENTECOSTES Y LA DONCELLA Y LAS FRESAS / The Darkness in the Day of Pentecost & The Maiden with the Strawberries (The Road to Cayey, June 1940) by Savage, Charles, M.D.
    Savage, Charles, M.D.
    LAS TINIEBLAS EN EL DIA DE PENTECOSTES Y LA DONCELLA Y LAS FRESAS / The Darkness in the Day of Pentecost & The Maiden with the Strawberries (The Road to Cayey, June 1940)

    Edition: First edition.

    Bellingham, WA: Prospector Press, (1999). Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition of this collection of poems, with the author's original Spanish and his translation in English and Spanish on facing. Many of these poems are inspired by his volunteer work with the Maya Quiche in Guatemala. Illustrated with a section of full-color photographs.105 pp. ISBN: 1-888756012.

    Condition: Very near fine in maroon leatherette boards with gilt titles (corners very slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 70215
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  • WHEN THE GROUND TURNS IN ITS SLEEP. by Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
    Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
    WHEN THE GROUND TURNS IN ITS SLEEP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Riverhead / Penguin Books 2007. First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young man, born in Guatemala, but raised in the US by his immigrant parents, who travels from the states to a tiny town in Guatemala where is mistaken for a priest. Includes a section of questions and answers with the author, 321 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some wear to covers, first page has comment "ok-good")

    Book ID: 60689
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  • WHEN THE GROUND TURNS IN ITS SLEEP. by Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
    Sellers-Garcia, Sylvia
    WHEN THE GROUND TURNS IN ITS SLEEP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Riverhead / Penguin Books 2007. First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young man, born in Guatemala, but raised in the US by his immigrant parents, who travels from the states to a tiny town in Guatemala where is mistaken for a priest. Includes a section of questions and answers with the author, 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) .

    Book ID: 63131
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