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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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  • Attwood, Adeline.
    TREASURE OF THE SUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - California-born author's first and apparently only novel (although she also published many short stories), a story set among the simple people of the Andes, who guard the secret of the hiding place of the lost Inca treasure. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "Best Regards."

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 32490
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  • GRANTA 9, 1983: JOHN BERGER, BORIS. by Buford, William, editor..
    Buford, William, editor..
    GRANTA 9, 1983: JOHN BERGER, BORIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, UK: Granta, (1983). First edition - "A Paperback Magazine of New Writing. " Features the novella Boris by John Berger and a section of photographs on the coup in Chile. It also includes contributions from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, G. Cabrera Infante, Jose Donoso, Graham Swift, T. C. Boye and others. Ads. 250 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-0068805.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 75332
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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 72891
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  • THE WHITE MICE. by Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    THE WHITE MICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A "story of love and revolution in a South American republic." Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and seven inserted plates by George Gibbs. Bound in beige cloth with red and black lettering, black illustration on front cover. 309 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 75105
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  • WATUNNA: An Orinoco Creation Cycle by De Civrieux, Marc.
    De Civrieux, Marc.
    WATUNNA: An Orinoco Creation Cycle

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "One of the oldest and longest of American creation myths, this oral tale has been gathered in Venezuela over the past 15 years by Marc de Civirieux, one of South America's leading anthropologists." Edited and translated by David Guss. Preface and glossary. Photographs. viii, 195 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-86547-0022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43369
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  • LOST IN THE WILDS OF BRAZIL: The Exploration Series. by Foster, James H.
    Foster, James H.
    LOST IN THE WILDS OF BRAZIL: The Exploration Series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1933) dj. Hardcover - The first book in this adventure series, in which two boys accompany their fathers, noted naturalists and collectors for zoos, to remote and wild places. . Frontispiece. 243 pp.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the paper, prev owner's name, overall edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 63222
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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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  • CURARE: Its History, Nature and Clinical Use. by McIntyre, A. R., Ph. D.
    McIntyre, A. R., Ph. D.
    CURARE: Its History, Nature and Clinical Use.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive monograph on this South America drug used as an arrow-poison from its historical use to modern studies of its effects. Extensive references at the end of each chapter. Map frontispiece, charts and tables. Index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth.

    Book ID: 72049
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating story of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. SIGNED by McPhee on the half title page and uncommon thus. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60311
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed description of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. (bleeding to interior of dj)

    Book ID: 40666
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships. McPhee accompanies second mate Andy Chase both in his search for a position and in the 42 day voyage on the S.S. Stella Lykes through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. INSCRIBED by McPhee on the half title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68338
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  • LOOKING FOR A SHIP. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LOOKING FOR A SHIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating story of life aboard one of the last of the US merchant marine ships - a 42 day voyage through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America, with stops in Cartagena, Lima, Balboa. 242 pp. SIGNED by McPhee on the title page and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-374-190771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 27127
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  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4. by Rockwood, Roy.
    Rockwood, Roy.
    BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1953). Hardcover - Fourth book in this series about a boy raised in the jungles of South America by a "half-demented naturalist who told the lad nothing of his past" 209 pp Brown and white illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-448-147025.

    Condition: Good in tweed boards with small illustration on front cover (toning to the pages, previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 73123
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  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4. by Rockwood, Roy.
    Rockwood, Roy.
    BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON JAGUAR ISLAND or Adrift on the River of Mystery. #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1927). Hardcover - Fourth book in this series about a boy raised in the jungles of South America by a "half-demented naturalist who told the lad nothing of his past" Plain frontispiece. Lists to #5 at the beginning of the book 209 pp. ISBN: 0-448-147025.

    Condition: Good in gold boards with dark brown lettering, small illustration on front cover (toning to the pages, some minor soiling to covers).

    Book ID: 67802
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  • BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON TERROR TRAIL or The Mysterious Men from the Sky. #6. by Rockwood, Roy.
    Rockwood, Roy.
    BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY ON TERROR TRAIL or The Mysterious Men from the Sky. #6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1928). Hardcover first edition, Sixth book in this series about a boy raised in the jungles of South America by a "half-demented naturalist who told the lad nothing of his past" In this one Bomba strikes out through the vast Amazonian jungle and soon finds himself on the dreaded Terror Trail. Glossy frontispiece by W. S. Rogers. Lists to itself both at the beginning of the book and in the ads at the back. 208 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-448-147025.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with dark brown lettering, small illustration on front cover (usual toning to the pages, some minor soiling to covers).

    Book ID: 67745
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  • THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method. by Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among…

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    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among the Indians of Southern California, Iroquois medicinal plants, the placebo effect, the use of plants in tooth cleaning in Africa and elsewhere, and much more. Notes and references at the end of each paper. List of contributors. Index. xiii, 400 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0621926.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy green boards with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 62163
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  • IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon. by Shoumatoff, Alex,
    Shoumatoff, Alex,
    IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of two excursions in tropical rain forests by a journalist who is described as 'part biologist, part linguist, part anthropologist, ...who is fascinated by other ways of living..'. In the first section he describes his ascent of the Nhamunda river, a little-known, but long, tributary of the Amazon; in the second part he explores Zaire in Africa, trekking into the heart of the Ituri forest, the land of the BaMbuti and Efi pygmies. Cover praise from Russell Banks and Tracy Kidder. Index. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-671494414.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41157
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  • Simon, John Oliver.
    CAMINANTE: A NARROW ROAD INTO THE FAR SOUTH: 131 Octaves.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the first page - "for .... in admiration of your courage and good sense" and dated in the year of publication. From the cover: "Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one after, and each is accompanied by a brief comentario that compliments it with history and local gossip. Though Simon writes primarily in English, his language embraces the unusual rhythms and nuances of a bilingual mind. John Oliver…

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    Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., (2002.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the first page - "for .... in admiration of your courage and good sense" and dated in the year of publication. From the cover: "Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one after, and each is accompanied by a brief comentario that compliments it with history and local gossip. Though Simon writes primarily in English, his language embraces the unusual rhythms and nuances of a bilingual mind. John Oliver Simon is the author of numerous books of poetry in English and Spanish" Cover praise from Gary Snyder, Juan Felipe Herrera and others. 131 pp. ISBN: 0-887393993.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36494
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  • Smith, Murray.
    DEVIL'S JUGGLER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Pocket Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this former officer in the British Special Forces, a thriller involving the IRA, the Columbian drug cartel, junkies in New York City and more. ISBN: 0-671-784641.

    Condition: Very good- in very good dust jacket (crinkling to some of the pages.)

    Book ID: 28459
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  • A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA. by Sweet, William Warren.
    Sweet, William Warren.
    A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA.

    Edition: Enlarged (2nd) edition.

    New York: Abingdon Press, (1921, c 1919). Hardcover - A comprehensive account, this edition includes an additional chapter on during and after the Great War (World War I) Illustrated with 3 glossy plates and 18 maps, including three folding maps in full color. Bibliographies at the end of each chapter, Index, pronouncing glossary. 308 pp.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gilt lettering (a few pencil notations, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 66618
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  • Timerman, Jacobo.
    CHILE: DEATH IN THE SOUTH.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, 1988. A very personal description of the oppression that has grown in Chile durng the 14 years of Pinochet's dictatorship. Translated from the Spanish by Rober t Cox. 134 pages. ISBN: 0-679-72012x.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 17731
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  • Timerman, Jacobo.
    PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A NUMBER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover - An account of his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Argentinian goverment as a dissenter and as a Jew. Translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot. 164 pages. ISBN: 0-394-514483.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 29369
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  • Timerman, Jacobo.
    PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A NUMBER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. dj. Hardcover - An account of his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Argentinian goverment as a dissenter and as a Jew. Translated from the Spanish by Toby Talbot. 164 pages. ISBN: 0-394-514483.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 23673
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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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  • A CLAIM IN THE HILLS. by Wickenden, James.
    Wickenden, James.
    A CLAIM IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Rinehart, (1957.) dj. Hardcover - Described as "the true adventure story" of a diamond prospector from the West Indies (a friend of the author), who sets out alone to prospect in the remote mountain ranges on the border between Venezuela, Brazil, & British Guiana, where he lives among the Macoushi and Patamona Indians, hunting and fishing with them, participating in their feasts, observing their taboos. Illustrated with drawings by Ralph Thompson. 275 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (chip at lower edge of front cover, wear at sides of top of spine, other edgewear to dj - corner of flap clipped, but price of 3.95 is still present.

    Book ID: 41028
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