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  • NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR. by Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Jane and Dagobert Brown mystery - they lightheartedly head off to Spain for some much needed rest - only to discover themselves once again embroiled in murder when they attend a bullfight in Barcelona and the matador is killed. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan cloth in a very good dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, small chip to bottom edge of front cover of dust jacket, original price of $2.50 still present) .

    Book ID: 78283
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  • Aridjis, Homero.
    1492: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUAN CABEZON OF CASTILE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Betty Ferber. A novel of late15th century Spain - a time of discovery and exploration, of the Inquisition and war - by one of Mexico's most acclaimed writers. ISBN: 0-671-644998.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22868
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  • FOR A SACK OF BONES. by Baulenas, Lluis-Anton.
    Baulenas, Lluis-Anton.
    FOR A SACK OF BONES.

    Edition: First American edition

    Orlando, FL Harcourt (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - "After eight years in exile, Sergeant Genis Aleu returns to the city of Barcelona, Spain bearing the mark of a man who has seen many battles and has one last mission ahead of him. A soldier in the the ill-famed foreign legion, Aleu cuts a intimidating figure as he negotiates around the paranoid and suspicious citizens of Franco's Spain, while trying to fulfill his father’s dying wish." Translated from the Catalan by Cheryl Leah Morgan. Winner of the Ramon Llull prize. 359 pp. ISBN: 978-0-15-1012558.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60712
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  • FIESTAS. by Bautista, Jacqueline .
    Bautista, Jacqueline .
    FIESTAS.

    Edition: Second edition, a trade paperback.

    Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, (2006). A collection of eleven short stories about modern Spain, beginning with a story set in the years just before the Spanish Civil War of 1936, and continuing through the twentieth century. Winner of the George Garrett Prize. 166 pp. ISBN: 1-881515958.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71801
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  • GUERNICA. by Boling, Dave.
    Boling, Dave.
    GUERNICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Basque town of Guernica before, during and after the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. SIGNED on the title page. Map, pronunciation guide. 367 pp. ISBN: 978-1596915633.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64480
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  • Chambers, Maria Cristina (illus by Janice Holland.)
    THE THREE KINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story in an appealing small volume, illustrated in both color and black & white by Janice Holland. Set in a small village in Spain, where for 5 years, the Kings had not come on January 6th, bearing gifts for the boys and girls - now that the war is over, the kings should come again - but who can afford the horses for them to ride?

    Condition: Very good (some staining to edges of boards) in a sunned and somewhat worn dj.

    Book ID: 11865
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  • FOUND FLOATING. by Crofts, Freeman Wills
    Crofts, Freeman Wills
    FOUND FLOATING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. Hardcover first edition - A mystery which takes place in Spain - before the Spanish civil war broke out. Map front endpapers. 316 pp.

    Condition: Good in original light blue boards - sunning to the spine, which is also somewhat slanted, name and date of xmas 1937, foxing to the endpapers. Still a quite sturdy, reasonably attractive and easily readable vintage mystery.

    Book ID: 58559
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  • BULLS, BULLFIGHTING, AND SPANISH IDENTITIES. by Douglass, Carrie B.
    Douglass, Carrie B.
    BULLS, BULLFIGHTING, AND SPANISH IDENTITIES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1999). A study of symbolism around bulls and bullfighting which is used to examine the broader anthropological issues of identity and nationhood. Discusses in some detail three regional feistas focused on the bull in different areas of the country - Bilbao, Sevilla and Pamplona. Illustrated. Notes, literature cited, index. xii 245 pp. ISBN: 0-816516529.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (faint remainder line)

    Book ID: 75430
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  • Finney, Patricia
    GLORIANA'S TORCH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in the highly acclaimed trilogy set during the time of Elizabeth I and featurning David Becket and Simon Ames: "1587 and the Spanish are preparing to launch the Armada, their Holy Enterprise of England, to rescue the English from heresy and Elizabeth, their Witch-Queen." Includes a foreword, Dramatis Personae, and historical note. 452 pp. ISBN: 0-312312857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37118
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  • THE LOST ADVENTURER. by Gilkyson, Walter (1880-1969)
    Gilkyson, Walter (1880-1969)
    THE LOST ADVENTURER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a romantic, a loner dedicated to lost causes who leaves his small town in Pennslyvania to become involved in a political uprising in Valencia, Spain, in 1869. In addition to being a writer and novelist, Gilkyson was a lawyer and served as the American secretary at the Nuremberg Military Tribunals after World War II. Striking art deco cover art by Juan Oliver. 297 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 64563
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  • THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD. by Gironella, Jose Maria (1917-2003)
    Gironella, Jose Maria (1917-2003)
    THE CYPRESSES BELIEVE IN GOD.

    Edition: 3rd printing of the one volume edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. dj. Hardcover - The first book in his massive trilogy on the Spanish Civil War, the book upon which Gironella's reputation rests. Deeply Catholic and conservative, Gironella nevertheless attempted to write an even-handed account of that war, and its effect on the Basque Alvear family and on the ordinary people of Catalonia. This novel covers the years leading up to the outbreak of that war. Winner of the National Prize for Literature. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis. Glossary of persons appearing in the novel. 1010 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. An attractive copy.

    Book ID: 57574
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  • HOPE. by Graham, R. Cunninghame.
    Graham, R. Cunninghame.
    HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Duckworth & Co., 1910. dj. Hardcover first edition - A volume of sketches, some very brief, many based on events and episodes in his travels in Europe and Latin America. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. 238 pages, plus 6 pages of advertisements.

    Condition: Very good overall in a fair only example of the very scarce dustjacket (dj is split along the side of the spine and missing approximately a 2 inch piece from the middle of the dj spine - plus some loss at both ends of the spine. )

    Book ID: 16910
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  • I'M SPEAKING: Selected Poems. by Guillen, Rafael (Sandy McKinney, translator.)
    Guillen, Rafael (Sandy McKinney, translator.)
    I'M SPEAKING: Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of poems which bring to life the author's native Andalusia and describe coming of age during the Spanish Civil War. A bilingual edition with the original Spanish on the left and the English translation by Sandy McKinney with the author on the right. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-8101-18513.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46314
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  • THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO. by Harrison, Kathryn.
    Harrison, Kathryn.
    THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novelist's engrossing account of making the 200-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, in the heat of summer, and with her 12 year old daughter. A book both realistic in recognizing the frailities and failures of us all, and inspiring. A title in the Literary Travel Series. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-7922-37455.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43634
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  • TRES POEMAS INEDITOS DE JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ EN RECUERDO Y HOMENAJE A ZENOBIA CAMPRUBI AYMAR. by Jimenez, Juan Ramon (1881-1958)
    Jimenez, Juan Ramon (1881-1958)
    TRES POEMAS INEDITOS DE JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ EN RECUERDO Y HOMENAJE A ZENOBIA CAMPRUBI AYMAR.

    Edition: First thus.

    1956-1966. An ephemeral but attractive production of these poems by the Spanish nobel laureate in honor of his wife, who died in 1956. Consists of a single sheet folded, laid-in to a tan cardstock folder with the title on the front cover, dates on the bottom of the front and a small drawing on the back cover. No place of publication, but possibly Puerto Rico, where Jimenez and Zenobia settled after 1948. Text is in Spanish (en espagnol)

    Condition: Very good (light creasing to the cover)

    Book ID: 62256
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  • SNOWBALL ORANGES: A Winter's Tale on a Spanish Isle. by Kerr, Peter.
    Kerr, Peter.
    SNOWBALL ORANGES: A Winter's Tale on a Spanish Isle.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "It's the stuff of dreams: a Scottish family giving up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Majorca. But dreams, as everyone knows, have a nasty habit of not turning out quite as intended. Being greeted by a freak snowstorm is only the first of many surprises and "experiences," and it isn't long before they realize that they have been sold a bit of a lemon of an orange farm by the wily previous owners." Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each chapter. 226 pp. ISBN: 1-585745480.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76589
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  • MANANA, MANANA: One Mallorcan Summer. by Kerr, Peter.
    Kerr, Peter.
    MANANA, MANANA: One Mallorcan Summer.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second memoir, a sequel to Snowball Oranges. "Spring is approaching; the neighboring rooster, General Franco, is crowing earlier and louder; and the author, a Scottish farmer who, with his family, has left his homeland to grow fruit in Mallorca, is up to greet the gorgeous island dawn. . . As Kerr and his family try to adjust their Scottish farming experience to the Mallorcan climate, they are on a steep learning curve, both cultural and agricultural. " Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each chapter. 231 pp. ISBN: 1-585746371.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76590
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  • SQUASH IT! A True and Ridiculous Tale. by Kimmel, Eric A (retold by). Illustrated in full color by Robert Rayevsky.
    Kimmel, Eric A (retold by). Illustrated in full color by Robert Rayevsky.
    SQUASH IT! A True and Ridiculous Tale.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An adaptation of a folktale from Ruth Sawyer's Picture Tales from Spain (1936) which features a king who picks a louse from his head and turns it into a pampered pet because "it has royal blood in its veins" or, as Kimmel puts it, he took an already ridiculous tale and stretched it a bit further. SIGNED on the title page by Kimmel. Illustrated in full color by Robert Rayevsky. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8234-12997.

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

    Book ID: 55585
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  • SIGUIRIYA. by Lopez-Medina, Sylvia.
    Lopez-Medina, Sylvia.
    SIGUIRIYA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in southern Spain in the fifteen century, a story of three generations of a multi-faith family including Moslems,Jews and Catholics trying to survive during the Spanish Inquisition. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-06-072711.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slightly over-opened at front endpaper).

    Book ID: 59819
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  • A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. by Mayes, Frances.
    Mayes, Frances.
    A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, The British Isles, elsewhere in Italy, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, Fez" Map endpapers. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-767910052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41770
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  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning. by Michell, George, editor.
    Michell, George, editor.
    ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, from mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, with the emphasis upon function and meaning rather than upon chronology and style. . . The book concludes with a comprehensive inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world - 250 examples divided geographically." Texts by Ernst J Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Guy T Peterbridge. 758 illustrations, 112 in full color. Double-page map of the Islamic heartlands showing the main trade and hajj routes, glossary, bibliography, index, illustrated end-papers. Large format. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50532
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  • TORN LACE and Other Stories. by Pardo Bazan, Emilia (1852 -1921)
    Pardo Bazan, Emilia (1852 -1921)
    TORN LACE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Modern Language Association of New York, 1996. First edition - Although written 100 and more years ago, this is the first English language translation of most of these stories. Still relevant to modern concerns, they range from outspoken to witty, humorous to sad, with many of them exploring aspects of the relationship between women and men. Translated by Maria Cristina Urruela; Introduction by Joyce Tolliver Bibliography, note on editions, xxxiv, 141 pp. ISBN: 0-873527844.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (sunning to spine).

    Book ID: 61555
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  • SUMMER SNOW. by Pawel, Rebecca.
    Pawel, Rebecca.
    SUMMER SNOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Carlos Tejada Alonso y Leon investigation, set in Spain in 1945 (the first book in this series won the Edgar award). ISBN: 1-569474087.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (2 short tears to dj at fold of flap, and near spine)

    Book ID: 66900
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  • THE ART OF FLAMENCO. by Pohren, D.E.
    Pohren, D.E.
    THE ART OF FLAMENCO.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    Shaftesbury, Dorset. UK: Musical New Services Ltd. (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A revised and updated edition of this comprehensive and award-winning book on Flamenco, the author's first book originally published in 1962. Includes a look at the history of the dance, a section on flamenco guitar makers, appendices on the juerga, flamenco festivals, resources for learning flamenco and more. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1985. At the time of publication, the author was the only non-Spaniard to be elected to the Catedra de Flamencologia of Jerez de la Frontera. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Glossary. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-946570027.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners bumped).

    Book ID: 72573
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  • !CARNIVALE! by Rathbone, Julian.
    Rathbone, Julian.
    !CARNIVALE!

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set on the border of Spain and Portugal, against the backdrop of a fiesta. Bullfighting glossary. 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket/

    Book ID: 66546
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  • WINTER IN MADRID. by Sansom, C.J.
    Sansom, C.J.
    WINTER IN MADRID.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2008). First edition - Suspense novel set in September 1940 - the Spanish Civil War is over and Madrid lies in ruins while the Germans continue their march through Europe.. . Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett, a privileged young man who was recently traumatized by his experience in Dunkirk and is now a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. . . a vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, Winter in Madrid is an intimate and riveting tale that offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices." Historical note. Select bibliography. 537 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 58221
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  • SHORT FLIGHTS. by Solomon, Barbara Probst.
    Solomon, Barbara Probst.
    SHORT FLIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third book, described as a novel, but far more than that. She was "scarcely eighteen years old when she an another young Spaniard pulled off a daring rescue of political prisoners from one of Franco's concentration camps in the late 1940s. Spain thus became a part of her. This book, a personally political chronicle of the years from 1974 through Franco's seemingly endless dying and the inevitable manoeuvres that have issued, is what Virginia Woolf once called, 'an amalgam of autobiography and fiction, memoir and imaginative improvisation'." 313 pp. ISBN: 0-670330531.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 77488
    Keywords: franco, spain, Women Authors
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  • THE BURNED MAN. by Spicer, Bart.
    Spicer, Bart.
    THE BURNED MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel of murder and intrigue featuring Peregrine White, chief of intelligence for the S.A.C., set in Spain where the body of a young man has been discovered burned to death by radioactive gamma rays. 310 pp. Dust jacket by Muni Lieblein.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79396
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  • STRANDED. by Tusquets, Esther.
    Tusquets, Esther.
    STRANDED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this important and unconventional Spanish feminist writer, one who explores eroticism from the point of view of women. Translated and with an afterword by Susan E. Clark. 230 pp. Attractive cover art reproduces "A Mermaid" (1901) by J.W. Waterhouse. ISBN: 0-916583-83X.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (closed tear to upper edge of back cover.)

    Book ID: 45230
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  • Tusquets, Esther
    THE SAME SEA AS EVERY SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, but not published in Spain until 1978, when she was 42, and after the ending of the censorship of the Franco regime - this was still controversial for its exploration of women's sexuality and especially for its portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a positive manner. Translated, and with an afterword, by Margaret E. W. Jones. Winner of the 1989 Kayden National Translation Award. ISBN: 0-8032-44223.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name blacked out on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 7292
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