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Image for FREEBOOTERS MUST DIE!  The Life and Death of William Walker, The Most Notorious Soldier of Fortune of the Nineteenth Century

FREEBOOTERS MUST DIE! The Life and Death of William Walker, The Most Notorious Soldier of Fortune of the Nineteenth Century

By: Rosengarten Jr., Frederic ; [Justice Potter Stewart]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Wayne, PA, Haverford House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38885

ISBN: 0910702012

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Autograph; 226 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on half-title by the author to Justice Potter Stewart. Damp rippling, otherwise clean and tight. Justice Potter Stewart served on the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly 24 years. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Potter Stewart to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Harold Hitz Burton, who was retiring. Stewart served on the Supreme Court until he announced his retirement from the Court on June 18, 1981 at the age of 66. During his tenure (1958-1981) as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Potter Stewar... View more info

ANTOLOGIA FOLKLORICA Y MUSICAL DE TABASCO

By: Santamaria, Francisco J

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Villahermosa, Gobierno Del Estado: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41543

Condition: Very Good


Music; xlviii, 462 pages; Clean and tight in original stiff printed wrappers. A nice example of the quite rare First Edition of this important collection of the folklore and music of the region of Tabasco. OCLC: 20383997; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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CHUNGARA Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 40, No. 1 (Enero - Junio 2008) including Cranial Deformation as the Cause of Death for a Child from the Chillon River Valley

By: Santoro, Cologero M. ; Vivien G. Standen

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39812

Condition: Near Fine


104 pages; Clean and tight in original glossy decorative wrappers. Published in 2008. Articles include: Human Biogeography in the Southern Andes (Spanish); Archeology of Nitrate Settlements in the Antofagasta Region (1880-1930) (English); Cranial Deformation as the Cause of Death for a Child from the Chillon River Valley (English); Bioarchaeological Value of Human Mummies without Provenience (English); Industrial and Social Time in Maria Elena, the last Nitrate Town (Spanish), etc. View more info

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A Sarmiento Anthology (Domingo Faustino Sarmiento) -- Inscribed to Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr. by Dennis Chavez (Democratic politician from New Mexico) Translated From Spanish By Stuart Edgar Grummon

By: Sarmiento, Domingo Faustino ; Allison Williams Bunkley (editor)

Price: $22.94

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 11948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38646

Condition: Very Good-


4 p.l., 336 & [1] pages; Publisher's tan cloth, spine lettered in brown. A decent copy, lacking the dust jacket. With a very interesting inscription, boldly written on the front free-endpaper in blue ink (fountain pen): To Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr., / In appreciation of / her intelligence -- / [signed] Dennis Chavez / New Mexico / 1952." Dennis Chavez [born Dionisio Chavez (April 8, 1888 – November 18, 1962)] was a Democratic politician from the U.S. State of New Mexico who served in the United States House of Representatives, and in the United States Senate from 1935 to 1962. ... View more info

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EL INDIGENA MEXICANO EN EL SIGLO XIX A TRAVES DE LOS VIAJEROS EXTRAJEROS

By: Schoendube, Brigitte Boehm

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Mexico, Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e historia: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40922

Condition: Very Good+


Several folding maps. Index. Bibliography.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE DANZANTES OF MONTE ALBÁN - Part I: Text

By: Scott, John F.

Price: $17.94

Publisher: Washington, Dumbarton Oaks: 1978

Seller ID: 39826

ISBN: 0884020797

Condition: Very Good


Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, No 19; 78 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. View more info

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CUBAN SKETCHES

By: Steele, James W

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39088

Condition: Very Good+


220 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with gilt image of palm trees on front cover. James W. Steele served as the United States Consul at Matanzas for some ten years, holding the post during the ten years of unsurrection 1868-1878. "Not only is the book filled with valuable information and prophetic utterances, it is cleverly and humorously written. Mr. Steele is a keen observer and a merciless critic, and deals justly with both the Spaniards and the Cubans." [NYT 1898]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It h... View more info

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The Tehuantepec Railway: Its Location, Features and Advantages Under the La Sere Grant of 1869 (Part II only)

By: Stevens, Henry

Price: $64.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1869

Seller ID: 39613

ISBN: 1340832763

Condition: Good+


40; 25-88 pages; Bound (or rebound) in plain, undecorated brown morocco leather. Normal copies of this work are issued with two distinct parts. This copy has the general title page from Appleton, dated 1869 and the dedication leaf (to Marshall O. Roberts), and lacks all the rest of the first part -- [the articles and grants of land from the Mexican government to a Company to be formed by Dn Emilio La-Sere, to open inter-oceanic communications across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec]. Past those first two leaves, this copy has the comlete second part of the work: the detailed historical and geogr... View more info

Image for TERRY'S NEW Spanish-English / English-Spanish  POCKET INTERPRETER with the Phonetic Pronunciation of Each Word  - Speak Spanish At Once

TERRY'S NEW Spanish-English / English-Spanish POCKET INTERPRETER with the Phonetic Pronunciation of Each Word - Speak Spanish At Once

By: Terry, T. Philip

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Hingham, Terry's Guide: 1933

Seller ID: 41649

Condition: Very Good


Original owner's name neatly at top of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original orange printed wrappers. Eight pages of ads at front, including pictorial advertisements for Terry's Guide to Mexico and Terry's Guide to Cuba. Phrases and vocabulary presented in very useful sections like Transportation Systems, Post Office and Shipping, Food & Drink, Numbers and Arithmetic, Telephone, Love and Friendship, Banks and Finances, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ep... View more info

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THE BEAST OF THE HAITIAN HILLS

By: Thoby-Marcelin, Philippe; and Pierre Marcelin

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Rinehart: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38906

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Translated from the French (La Bete du Musseau) by Peter C. Rhodes. A very fine crisp copy in a nice dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities of the spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Ein General kommt aus dem Dschungel

By: Traven, B.

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Amsterdam, Allert de Lange: 1940

Edition: First German Edition.

Seller ID: 38490

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


415 & [1] pages; Publisher's linen cloth, with title boldly lettered in dark brown on the spine and the front cover, top edges decoratively stained red. Despite a bit of a lean to the binding, a clean and attractive copy, showing very little wear, and with the scarce original pictorial dust jacket intact. The dj has a two inch closed tear along the upper gutter between the front panel and the spine, and a few small chips at the spine ends, but is integral and clean. Ink signature on the title page (and a few pages with pencil underlining -- see below for details). First edition in the origi... View more info

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Caoba Roman aus Mexiko

By: Traven, B.

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Hamburg, Wolfgang Krüger Verlag: 1950

Seller ID: 38491

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


345 & [1] pages; Publisher's red-orange cloth, with title and a "T" devise stamped in gilt and black on the spine and front cover, top edges decoratively stained green. A bright, unworn copy, with just a neat owner's signature on the title page, dated 1950. There are two copies of the pictorial dust jacket -- (the top copy has minor tears and chips, but the lower copy, although also displaying a few similar tears and chips, is startlingly bright and clean). This text was the third of B. Traven's "Jungle" series, (also known as the Caoba, or Mahogany novels). The original e... View more info

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Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, Kept During a Tour to the West Indies and South America, in 1863-64 With Notes from the Diary of her Husband; together with His Memoir

By: Truman, George ; Rachel Wilson Moore ; John Wilson Moore

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42069

Condition: Very Good


274 pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; gilt faded at spine, cloth rippled on boards, old owner's name erased from front endpaper. OCLC: 768863 (v)-vii, (1), 9-274 As the Civil War raged during its worst years, Rachel Moore and her husband left cold New York for the Caribbean in an attempt to restore her failing health. At times it seemed the voyage itself was going to kill her. But she survived and kept a journal of her keen observations of life in the islands. What shocked her the most was the state of Caribbean slavery; w... View more info

Image for Translation of Police Law of Railroads of Puerto Rico, and Regulations For Its Application Promulgated on the 17th of February 1888

Translation of Police Law of Railroads of Puerto Rico, and Regulations For Its Application Promulgated on the 17th of February 1888

By: United States. Insular Affairs Bureau. War Department.

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Washington [DC], Government Printing Office: 1899

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40547

Condition: Very Good-


37 pages; Original tan printed wrappers. Sewn into a grey pamphlet binder. The inside front cover of the binder has the mounted bookplate of the Library of Congress, which has been overstamped by the Surplus-Duplicate stamp in red ink. Small paper label to the upper margin of the front cover of the pamphlet, small perforated "LC" stamp at the foot of the title page. The front inner hinge has been reinforced with old brown paper tape. See OCLC Number: 51422932 [5 locations]. View more info

Image for EL PALACIO - Nos. 19, 20, 21 -- The Mogollon Culture

EL PALACIO - Nos. 19, 20, 21 -- The Mogollon Culture

By: Various Authors

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Santa Fe, School of American Research: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37017

Condition: Very Good+


Volume XLIII, Nov. 10, 17, 24, 1938. Photograph illustrations, ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

TRAVIESO [SIGNED by the Artist]

By: Vela, Ruben ; Francisco Travieso

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Ediarte: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41551

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 143 pages; Inscribed and boldly AUTOGRAPHED on the half-title by the Argentinian artist Travieso. Clean and tight in original cloth binding in excellent pictorial dustjacket. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white reproductions of Travieso's paintings. OCLC: 36572205 Prólogo de Rafael Squirru. Francisco Travieso was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1942. His work has been frequently exhibited since 1986, including many shows at the Palatine Gallery, Buenos Aires. Quite scarce.; Signed by Artist View more info

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EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN MEXICO (1939)

By: Watson, Goodwin

Price: $10.94

Publisher: New York, Council for Pan American Democracy: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38736

Condition: Very Good


47 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC: 3145918 Goodwin Watson (1899 – 1976) was a professor noted for his astute reading assignements and insightful progressive lectures. During the Great Depression and the Recovery, Watson was one of the most influential critics of mainstream psychology. He maintained psychology needed to reconstruct its model of professional practice to facilitate social change and political activism. As chief of the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service in Washington D.C. during World War II, Watson was accused of disloyalty and forced resign. Th... View more info