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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69721
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman. Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets: Jessica Hagedorn at her poem "Latin Music in New York" and INSCRIBED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51208
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  • BLUE MESA REVIEW: Number Four (4): Spring 1992. by Anaya, Rudolfo A., editor; Luis Urrea Dashiell and Floyd Salas, signed.
    Anaya, Rudolfo A., editor; Luis Urrea Dashiell and Floyd Salas, signed.
    BLUE MESA REVIEW: Number Four (4): Spring 1992.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: Creative Writing Center at the University of New Mexico, 1992. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO contributors - Luis Urrea at "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses" (an early publication, preceding his first book) and by Floyd Salas as his poem "Wedo." Also includes works by Paula Gunn Allen, Sherman Alexie, Peter Wild, Gerald Burns, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Ray Gonzalez, Reuben Sanchez, Rebecca Seiferle, Joy Harjo. Leslie Marmon Silko and many others. Notes on contributors. 221 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70188
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  • MURALS: Walls That Sing. by Ancona, George.
    Ancona, George.
    MURALS: Walls That Sing.

    Edition: First edition.

    Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish . (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning photo-essay on murals from the cave paintings to colonial church murals, to the masterpieces of Diego Rivera, Orozco and other Mexican masters, the singing walls in American cities and graffiti. The vibrant photos - three to four on each spread - vary between broad shots, close-ups of details, and images of a variety of people either creating or viewing the paintings. Most of the works are in the United States, and many are from Latino and Hispanic communities. The paintings capture the spirit, pride, and history of the individuals depicted. SIGNED on the front endpaper by Ancona with a small drawing. Oblong format. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-761451315.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76844
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Tess Gallager. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at his poem "Incident at Imuris." Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Alistair MacLeod, Marilyn Hacker, Julian Barnes, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Brenda Hillman, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Doty, Lorna Goodison and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. 534 pp. ISBN: 0-916366588.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed. A contributor's copy with a SIGNED letter laid in from Bill Henderson.

    Book ID: 73037
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Tenth anniversary edition with an introduction by George Plimpton. Poetry Editors: Stanley Plumly, William Stafford. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at "The Secret Lion." Poetry, essays and short stories by 53 other authors, including Tim O'Brien, T.C. Boyle, William Kittredge, Bukowski, Amy Clampitt, Russell Banks, Doris Lessing and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxiv, 499 pp. ISBN: 0-916366375.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 60035
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIII: Best of the Small Presses, 1988 - 1989. by [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Bill Henderson, Bill, editor. Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIII: Best of the Small Presses, 1988 - 1989.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Richard Ford. SIGNED by Alberto Rios at his poem "What She Had Believed All Her Life." Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Rick Bass, Sharon Olds, Francine Prose, William Kittredge, Tess Gallager, Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, Carol Muske and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxvii, 475 pp. ISBN: 0-916366529.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 60089
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  • POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now. by [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    [Anthology, signed'] Reed, Ishmael, editor, with Carla Blank. Cecil Brown and Lucha Corpi, signed.
    POW WOW: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now.

    Edition: First printing, the trade paperback issue.

    New York: Da Capo Press - Perseus Books, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology that includes work ranging from animal stories of the Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Includes contributions from both well-know writers like Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Russell Banks, and Zora Neale Hurston to newly discovered writers of all races, genders, and backgrounds. Among the 60 authors are Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Charles Leong, Charles Wright, James Alan McPherson, and many more. SIGNED by Lucha Corpi and Cecil Brown at their contributions. Foreword by Reed, notes on contributors. xxvii, 505 pp. ISBN: 9781568583426.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51226
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  • MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive. by Arce, Julissa with Mark Dagostino.
    Arce, Julissa with Mark Dagostino.
    MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Center Street, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir about the costs - in separation from her family, constant fear and worry - of being an undocumented immigrant - even when one is "successful." "When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents. . . When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an…

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    New York: Center Street, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A memoir about the costs - in separation from her family, constant fear and worry - of being an undocumented immigrant - even when one is "successful." "When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents. . . When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa's top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position--one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a Vice President, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her "underground" secret." SIGNED on the title page by Arce. Illustrated with photographs in full color. Resources. 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1455540242.

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

    Book ID: 68534
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  • THE TWO MUJERES. by Calderon, Sara Levi.
    Calderon, Sara Levi.
    THE TWO MUJERES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1991. First edition - Love story between two Mexican Jewish women, translated by Gina Kaufer. 211 pp plus glossary,. ISBN: 187996001.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 12987
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  • Calderon, Sara Levi.
    THE TWO MUJERES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1991. First edition - Love story between two Mexican Jewish women, translated by Gina Kaufer. 211 pp plus glossary,. ISBN: 187996001.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 13309
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  • Estrada, Alvaro; Essay by R. Gordon Wasson.
    MARIA SABINA: HER LIFE AND CHANTS.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Santa Barbara: Ross-Erikson, Inc, Publishers, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a Mazatec Indian shaman, whose voices reach her through the sacred psilocybin mushroom. Translation and commentaries by Henry Munn. Retrospective essay by R. Gordon Wasson. Preface by Jerome Rothenberg. Frontispiece portrait. Illustrated with designs on the title page, endpapers and dust jacket derived from traditional Mazatec huilpil embroideries. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-915520-338.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some light rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54781
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990. by Henderson, Bill, editor.
    Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE XIV: Best of the Small Presses, 1989 - 1990.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Tess Gallager. Poetry, essays and short stories by many authors, including Alistair MacLeod, Alberto Rios, Marilyn Hacker, Julian Barnes, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Brenda Hillman, Charles Baxter, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Doty, Lorna Goodison , Lydia Davis, Barbara Wilson, Brenda Hillman, Louise Gluck, Li-Young Lee and many others. SIGNED by Brenda Hillman at her poem "At a Motel." Index to the series, notes on contributors. 534 pp. ISBN: 0-916366588.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spotting to lower edge of textblock, short closed tear to front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 71720
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  • THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986. by (Kittredge, William; T. C. Boyle and Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    (Kittredge, William; T. C. Boyle and Alberto Alvarez Rios, signed) Bill Henderson, Bill, editor.
    THE PUSHCART PRIZE X: Best of the Small Presses, 1985 - 1986.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An annual small press reader." Tenth anniversary edition with an introduction by George Plimpton. Poetry Editors: Stanley Plumly, William Stafford. SIGNED by THREE contributors: by William Kittredge at "Agriculture; " T. C, Boyle at "The Hector Quesadilla Story" and by Alberto Rios at "The Secret Lion." Poetry, essays and short stories by 53 other authors, including Tim O'Brien, T.C. Boyle, Bukowski, Amy Clampitt, Russell Banks, Doris Lessing and many others. Index to the series, notes on contributors. xxiv, 499 pp. ISBN: 0-916366375.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 39267
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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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  • BUM RUSH, THE PAGE: A Def Poetry Jam. by Medina, Tony and Louis Reyes Rivera, editors. Foreword by Dr. Sonia Sanchez
    Medina, Tony and Louis Reyes Rivera, editors. Foreword by Dr. Sonia Sanchez
    BUM RUSH, THE PAGE: A Def Poetry Jam.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Three Rivers Press/ Random House, (2001). First edition - A significant collection by poets of all ages and ethnicities - "These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is. (Tony Medina, Introduction) Foreword by Dr. Sonia Sanchez. Among the contributors are Jayne Cortez, Amina Baraka, devorah major, Cornelius Eady, David Henderson, Eugene Redmond, Jeffrey Bernard Allen, and many more. Notes on contributors. xxxiii, 284 pp. ISBN: 0-609808400.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 69326
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  • [Mendoza, Lydia] Broyles-Gonzalez, Yolanda.
    LYDIA MENDOZA'S LIFE IN MUSIC / LA HISTORIA DE LYDIA MENDOZA: Norteno Tejano Legacies.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke . . . This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation,…

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    Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket : "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke . . . This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation, then the Spanish original, as told by Mendoza herself. Broyles-Gonzalez concludes the volume with an extended essay on the significance of Mendoza's career and her place in Tejana music and Chicana studies. . . She sang the songs of the people across generations in the old tradition; all are indigenous to the Americas, and many of them to Texas. It is the music that emerged from the experiences of native peoples (on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border) within the colonial context of the nineteenth century." Photographs, chronology, notes, index. 235 pp. CD included. En espanol y ingles. ISBN: 0-195127064.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37534
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  • LOCAS. by Murray, Yxta Maya.
    Murray, Yxta Maya.
    LOCAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of two young gang girls set in the rough LA Echo Park neighborhood, a world exploding with drugs and violence. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page "Dear ---- Thank you for attending our panel on magic!" and dated in 2008. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16051.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56878
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  • "WHAT HAPPEN" - A Folk-History of Coast Rica's Talamanca Coast. by Palmer, Paula.
    Palmer, Paula.
    "WHAT HAPPEN" - A Folk-History of Coast Rica's Talamanca Coast.

    Edition: First printing, a small trade paperback.

    San Jose, Costa Rica: Ecodesarrollos, (1977.). First edition - A comprehensive folk history drawn from the oral traditions of the English speaking Afro-Caribbeans who settled on the Talamanca coast of Costa Rica, in the areas of Old Harbor and Cahuita, their transition from fishermen to farmers, and the pressures they are under from increasing tourism and laws which stripped them of their coastal properties where they had grown coconuts for generations. Map, photographs. Glossary 349 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (minor rubbing and creasing to the covers). Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 57548
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  • THE BALLAD OF GATO GUERRERO. by Ramos, Manuel.
    Ramos, Manuel.
    THE BALLAD OF GATO GUERRERO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Denver attorney, Luis Montez (the first book in the series was an Edgar award nominee for best first mystery.) SIGNED on the title page. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-312-109350.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53473
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  • BASKETRY AS METAPHOR: Arts and Crafts of the Desana Indians of the Northwest Amazon (Occasional Papers of the Museum of Cultural History, Number 5). by Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo.
    Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerardo.
    BASKETRY AS METAPHOR: Arts and Crafts of the Desana Indians of the Northwest Amazon (Occasional Papers of the Museum of Cultural History, Number 5).

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles, Museum of Cultural History, (1985.). First edition - The first extensive study of the basketry of the Tukanoans of the Columbian northwest Amazon region, a study undertaken in the 1960's when the impact of outside civilization had not yet been so damaging to the traditional culture. This focuses not on the utilitarian aspects of baskets, but on the connections with their myths, religion, and historical traditions. A lovely book, illustrated with a frontispiece, a map and 22 other figures showing design elements and 76 black and white photographs, showing the process of creating the baskets and details of the baskets themselves. Notes. Bibliography. Large format measuring 11 inches tall by 8.5 inches. 96 pp. ISBN: 0-930741-03X.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated beige and terra cotta covers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47165
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  • STORY [Magazine] Summer 1991. by (Rios, Alberto Alvaros, signed; Steven Millhauser, Mary Grimm, Elizabeth McCracken and others, contributors) Rosenthal, Lois, editor.
    (Rios, Alberto Alvaros, signed; Steven Millhauser, Mary Grimm, Elizabeth McCracken and others, contributors) Rosenthal, Lois, editor.
    STORY [Magazine] Summer 1991.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Cincinnati: F & W Publications, 1991. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by Rios at his story "Saturnino el Magnifico." In addition to the authors listed above this issue includes works by Charlotte Holmes, Edward Allen, David Shields, Joan Wickersham and more. Notes on contributors. Advertisements. 128 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 1045-0831.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39265
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  • THE LITTLE SEVEN-COLORED HORSE: A Spanish American Folktale. by San Souci, Robert D., Jan Thompson Dicks, illustrator.
    San Souci, Robert D., Jan Thompson Dicks, illustrator.
    THE LITTLE SEVEN-COLORED HORSE: A Spanish American Folktale.

    Edition: First printing

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With perservance and the help of a magical horse, Juanito, the youngest son of a farmer, wins the hand of the mayor's beautiful daughter." Colorful watercolor illustrations by Jan Thompson Dicks throughout the book, English / Spanish glossary, notes on sources and settings. Oblong format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-0412.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (one page has light orange marking in margin.)

    Book ID: 59455
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  • A NATURAL MAN. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    A NATURAL MAN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1999). SIGNED first edition - Collection of poetry by this award winning Chicano writer, mostly set in California's central valley. A National Book Award finalist, in this book, he "tackles the shabby reality of the world around him and turns it into vivid poetry. Drawing on the Chicano slang of the barrio, Soto gives authentic voice to portraits of life set mostly in California's San Joaquin Valley, where he was born and raised." SIGNED on the title page. 71 pp. Cover illustration by Jose Ortega. ISBN: 0-08118-25183.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (name blacked out inside front cover).

    Book ID: 61916
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  • ETHNIC MEDICINE IN THE SOUTHWEST. by Spicer, Edward H. , editor. Eleanor Bauwens, Margarite Artschwager Kay, Mary Elizabeth Shutler, and Loudell F. Snow. Edited by
    Spicer, Edward H. , editor. Eleanor Bauwens, Margarite Artschwager Kay, Mary Elizabeth Shutler, and Loudell F. Snow. Edited by
    ETHNIC MEDICINE IN THE SOUTHWEST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1977). First edition - "Explores traditions guiding the medical arts of Yaqui, Anglo, Black and Mexican American communities and points out the relationship between alternative and scientific medicine." Collects five essays including an introduction to Southwestern Healing Traditions in the 1970s by Spicer; Popular Medicine in a Black Neighborhood by Snow; Health and Illness in a Mexican American Barrio by Kay; Disease & Curing in a Yaqui Community by Shutler and Medical Beliefs & Practices Among Lower-Income Anglos by Bauwens. Bibliography, index. vii, 291 pp. ISBN: 0-816504903.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow and green wrappers.

    Book ID: 54590
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  • AYAHUASCA: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul. by Wilcox, Joan Parisi .
    Wilcox, Joan Parisi .
    AYAHUASCA: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Rochester, Vermont : Park Street Press, (2003). First edition - "An autobiographical account of the author's work with ayahuasca, a potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon region that is known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. . . This book reveals the ritual protocols that must be followed prior to partaking of ayahuasca, including the traditional preparatory diet--which requires enduring austere conditions, isolation, and only small amounts of bland food before receiving the powers of the plant spirit from an ayahuasquero, a healing master--and the sacred songs, icaros, that are sung when imbibing the substance." The author has been initiated into shamanic knowledge of Q'ero Indians of Peru. Notes, bibliography. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-89281-1315.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 57834
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