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  • SU-MEI'S GOLDEN YEAR. by Bro Margueritte Harmon, Illustrated By Wiese Kurt.
    Bro Margueritte Harmon, Illustrated By Wiese Kurt.
    SU-MEI'S GOLDEN YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of Chinese village life, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, in which Su-Mei and her friends preserve the wheat crop and save her village from famine. Both the author and the illustrator had lived in China and have a sympathy and understanding of the people there. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good minus dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, chip to upper edge of front cover of dj, smaller chip to lower edge of rear cover)

    Book ID: 63803
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  • STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY. by Du Chaillu, Paul.
    Du Chaillu, Paul.
    STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, nd (ca 1928) dj. Hardcover - One of five books on Central Africa by this French explorer reissued and rewritten with illustrations by Erick Berry (both full page black and white drawings and many smaller entexte pictures) for younger readers (1216 years indicated on dust jacket.) New introduction by Du Chaillu. Includes accounts of elephant hunting, village life, even cannibals, witch doctors, the barracoons in which slaves were kept before being shipped overseas and much more. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a quite tattered and edgeworn dust jacket with tape repairs on the interior and general edgewear, but still bright and attractive and now protected by an archival cover..

    Book ID: 43436
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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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  • Sacre'-Coeur, Sister Marie-Andreus du.
    THE HOUSE STANDS FIRM: Family Life in West Africa.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Bruce Publishing Co., (1962.) dj. First edition - Translated from the French by Alba I. Zizzamia. - the first book by the author, who was a White Sister missionary nurse and worked for many years in Francophone West Africa, to appear in English. Covers West African family life, customs, education with a special emphasis on the role and importance of African women. Index. xviii, 239 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 36405
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  • A VALLEY IN ITALY: The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria. by St Aubin de Teran, Lisa
    St Aubin de Teran, Lisa
    A VALLEY IN ITALY: The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novelist's account of her purchase of the magnificent Villa Orsolo deep in the Umbrian hills, only to discover that it was a vast ruin, and the year of camping out with her family in the midst of the work of restoration. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168862.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46526
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