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  • THE CARDBOARD HOUSE by Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    Adan, Martin. Translated by Katherine Silver.
    THE CARDBOARD HOUSE

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The great Peruvian poet's first book and his only complete work of prose (although described as a novel, it is more a long prose-poem), written between 1924-27 and first published in Spanish in 1928 when Adan was only 20 years old. Translated and with an introduction by Katherine Silver. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Kathleen Silver. (Silver commented that this was her favorite book among all that she translated) A title in the Palabra Sur Series. 103 pp. ISBN: 1-55597-1296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75480
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, but now living in California. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 257 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to front cover, more noticeable crease to back cover) . Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 40986
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  • LOST CITY RADIO. by Alarcon, Daniel.
    Alarcon, Daniel.
    LOST CITY RADIO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed first novel by this writer, born in Peru, but now living in California. A dystopian view of the future, set in a 'nameless, timeless South American country' where a war has been raging between the government and a guerrilla faction from the jungle. Alarcon's first book, a collection of short stories, won the Whiting Writer's Award and he was chosen by PW as one of the top debut writers of 2007 and In 2010, he was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED by the author. 257 pp. ISBN: 978-0060594794.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 62359
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  • GRANTA 36, Summer 1991: VARGAS LLOSA FOR PRESIDENT. by (Boyle, T. Coraghesson, signed; Vargas Llosa. Mario.) Buford, Bill, editor..
    (Boyle, T. Coraghesson, signed; Vargas Llosa. Mario.) Buford, Bill, editor..
    GRANTA 36, Summer 1991: VARGAS LLOSA FOR PRESIDENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1988. SIGNED first edition - "A Paperback Magazine of New Writing. " This issue features "Vargas Llosa for President," by Vargas Llosa.. This copy is SIGNED by T. C. Boyle at his story "Sitting on Top of the World." Also includes contributions from Martin Amis, Graham Swift and others. Illustrated. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-0086064.

    Condition: Very good (corners slightly bumped, blue line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 48001
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  • I, THE KING. by Clewes, Howard.
    Clewes, Howard.
    I, THE KING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the unsuccessful 1542 revolt of the Inca Empire, led by conquistador Gonzalo Pizzaro against Emperor Charles V of Spain. Map. Historical note. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033822.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57430
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  • THE LAST CLIMB. by Cosgrove, Thomas.
    Cosgrove, Thomas.
    THE LAST CLIMB.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller set in Peru in the 1960s when the indigeneous revolt against the government and the haciendos is gaining momentum - and is also meeting with brutal suppression. An American climber becomes involved in their struggle and finds himself not only with a price on his head but struggling for his own survival. Cosgrove is an experienced mountain climber and his knowledge of climbing adds to this book. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-684834146.

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

    Book ID: 66790
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  • DEMON RIVER APURIMAC: The First Navigation of the Upper Amazon Canyons. by Giddings, J Calvin.
    Giddings, J Calvin.
    DEMON RIVER APURIMAC: The First Navigation of the Upper Amazon Canyons.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, (1996.). First edition - An account of the expeditions of 1974 and 1975 on this 4000 mile long river, the source of the Amazon from high in the Andes of Southern Peru, and a river which has one of the most spectacular descents of any river in the world. Illustrated with both black and white and full color photographs. Maps. x, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-874805252.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55424
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  • RUNNING THE AMAZON. by Kane, Joe.
    Kane, Joe.
    RUNNING THE AMAZON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a firsthand account of the 1995 Amazon Source to Sea Expedition - the only expedition to travel the entire 4,200 mile length of the Amazon from its origins high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Kane, an award winning environmental reporter was the only American to travel the full distance. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens - "run the rivers, hike the trails!" and dated in 1996. Maps, photographs. xiv, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-394-553314.

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

    Book ID: 60950
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  • RUNNING THE AMAZON. by Kane, Joe.
    Kane, Joe.
    RUNNING THE AMAZON.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1990). SIGNED - The author's first book, a firsthand account of the 1995 Amazon Source to Sea Expedition - the only expedition to travel the entire 4,200 mile length of the Amazon from its origins high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Kane, an award winning environmental reporter was the only American to travel the full distance. INSCRIBED on the first page to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and dated in 1995. Maps, photographs. xii, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-679-72902x.

    Condition: Near fine (ink stamp on top edge)

    Book ID: 60951
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  • Malkus, Alida.
    ALONG THE INCA HIGHWAY.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: The Copp Clark Co., Ltd., 1941. Hardcover first edition - Children's book illustrated in both color and black and white by the author. Bound in yellow cloth with a picture inset on the front cover. Glossary. Map endpapers. 56 pgs.

    Condition: Very good condition (some soiling to the yellow cloth.)

    Book ID: 14258
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  • GOD OF LUCK. by McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.
    McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.
    GOD OF LUCK.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Design Enterprises, (2016). Set in the nineteenth century, this is the story of a young couple in China who are torn apart when the Ah Lung is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped across the Pacific Ocean to work in the deadly guano "mines" off the coast of Peru. The author's note states that between 1840-1875 multinational corporate interests operated traffic in Asian labor to Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated million men stolen or decoyed from southern China. 182 pp. ISBN: 978-0932538833.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73994
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  • GOD OF LUCK. by McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.
    McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.
    GOD OF LUCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in the nineteenth century, this is the story of a young couple in China who are torn apart when the Ah Lung is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped across the Pacific Ocean to work in the deadly guano "mines" off the coast of Peru. The author's note states that between 1840-1875 multinational corporate interests operated traffic in Asian labor to Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated million men stolen or decoyed from southern China. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. "For --- a pleasure meeting you, luck always" 239 pp. ISBN: 978-1569474662.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63556
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  • Randall, Margaret.
    STONES WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - "Nine miles down a primitive trail, over hills of sand and rock, across ankle-deep streams, and around mires of quickmud lies Kiet Seel, a thirteenth-century ancestral Puebloan ruin. This is the place, ancient and enduring, from which Margaret Randall begins her meditations in Stones Witness.. . Her words and photographs take us from the paintings surviving on the walls of Kiet Seel to the paintings preserved on the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With her we visit red rock canyons, touch ancient stones, and feel the ebb and flow of the natural world." SIGNED on the first page and dated March 13, 2010. A beautiful book, a collection of poems, prose-poems and full color photographs. Notes, 180 pp. ISBN: 9780816526437.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 57844
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  • THE SOUL OF THE CONDOR: A Forgotten Holocaust. by Sanchez Sanchez, Carlos J., MD.
    Sanchez Sanchez, Carlos J., MD.
    THE SOUL OF THE CONDOR: A Forgotten Holocaust.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chula Vista, CA: By the author, (1996). SIGNED first edition - "Of Inca descent, the author describes his childhood in the Amazon jungle and his yearning to come to the United States. Through adversity, with tenacity, the young Peruvian immigrant becomes a doctor of medicine. . . In his medical missions to the desolate areas of his youth, the author reflects on the lives and culture of indians whose condition is worse than it was five hundred years ago." INSCRIBED in Spanish on the dedication page and SIGNED simply as "Carlos." 304 pp. ISBN: 0-965249905.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77794
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  • Stockton, Frank R.
    THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HORN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Hardcover - An appropriately vintage edition of an old-fashioned adventure story, originally published in 1894. The novel leaps right into the story as it begins: " Early in the spring of the year 1884 the three-masted schooner ' Castor,' from San Francisco to Valparaiso, was struck by a tornado off the coast of Peru. The storm, which rose with rose with frightful suddenness, was of short duration , but it left the 'Castor' a helpless wreck." 404 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with some markings, missing front endpaper, in a red cloth binding with black and white lettering and picture of a schooner on the front cover. Rubbing to the spine, fraying to the ends of the spine, but still a sturdy and readable copy.

    Book ID: 36977
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  • DEATH IN THE ANDES. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    DEATH IN THE ANDES.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996. dj. Hardcover - Novel set in the mountains of Peru, part detective novel and part political allegory. Translated by Edith Grossman. ISBN: 0-374-140014.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19267
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  • THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Peru in the near future, a country in decay and turmoil, as the narrator is attempting to reconstruct the life of Mayta, a Trotskyist revolutionary of the late 1950's. Translated by Alfred MacAdam. ISBN: 0-374-247765.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 48043
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  • IN PRAISE OF THE STEPMOTHER. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    IN PRAISE OF THE STEPMOTHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An erotic novel by this prize-winning Peruvian author, illustrated with classical paintings, and translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-374-175837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17765
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  • WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO? by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO?

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detective novel by this Nobel Prize winning author: "Set on an air force base in Peru, where a young airman is found tortured and murdered. An entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, this book also takes up one of Vargas Llosa's great themes: despair at how difficult it is to be an honest man in a society based on a corruption of motives and feelings." Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 151 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-374289786.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder mark, tiny nick to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 74857
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Peru in the near future, a country in decay and turmoil, as the narrator is attempting to reconstruct the life of Mayta, a Trotskyist revolutionary of the late 1950's. Translated by Alfred MacAdam. ISBN: 0-374-247765.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (little white-out on first page.)

    Book ID: 35802
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  • A FISH IN THE WATER: A Memoir. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    A FISH IN THE WATER: A Memoir.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A memoir by one of Latin America's most celebrated writers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru. and the story of his organization of the reform movement which culminated in his bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1990." Translated by Helen Lane. 532 pp. ISBN: 0-571-169694.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (small stamp of prev owner on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 43723
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  • DEATH IN THE ANDES. by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    DEATH IN THE ANDES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the mountains of Peru, part detective novel and part political allegory. Translated by Edith Grossman. ISBN: 0-374-140014.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 17605
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  • THE TIME OF THE HERO by Vargas Llosa, Mario
    Vargas Llosa, Mario
    THE TIME OF THE HERO

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, which caused a scandal in his native Peru ( a thousand copies were burnt at the military academy in Lima which was the books setting) but which was also awarded the Biblioteca Breve Prize for the best new work of fiction in the Spanish language. Translated by Lysander Kemp. 409 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 49841
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    IN PRAISE OF THE STEPMOTHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An erotic novel by this prize-winning Peruvian author, illustrated with classical paintings, and translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-374-175837.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 29294
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    IN PRAISE OF THE STEPMOTHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An erotic novel by this prize-winning Peruvian author, illustrated with classical paintings, and translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-374-175837.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 29295
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  • Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Peru in the near future, a country in decay and turmoil, as the narrator is attempting to reconstruct the life of Mayta, a Trotskyist revolutionary of the late 1950's. Translated by Alfred MacAdam. ISBN: 0-374-247765.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 29296
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