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1 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, Toronto, ON, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto, Canada : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp (8),9-109,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated green card covers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "In1956, at the age of 33, he sold his carpenter's tools to becaome a full-ti me poet. Today, at the age of 54, he launches, perhaps his greatest achievement in versatility and craftsmanship." - from rear. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The CanadianBank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's t he Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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2 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp. 109. 8vo, green illustrated card covers, white titles to front and spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The Canadian Bank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's the Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, crease to front upper corner, else very good. Author's signed inscription on the half-title. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 45.00

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3 ALLENDE, Isabel PEDEN, Margaret Sayers (trans) SHEKTER, Robert LLONA, Panchita (recipes) Aphrodite : A Memoir of the Senses. proof
Harper Collins, 1998, 
ALLENDE, Isabel. Aphrodite : A Memoir of the Senses. Translation from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Illustrations by Robert Skekter. Recipes by Panchita Llona. (NY): Harper Collins, (1998). Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 319.8vo, blue printed card covers. Spine and covers slightly sunned, publicati on date inked in black to front cover, else vg. 20.00

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Shanghaied Out of 'Frisco in the 'Nineties , BAILEY, Hiram P
4 BAILEY, Hiram P Shanghaied Out of 'Frisco in the 'Nineties
Lauriat, 1925, 
BAILEY, Hiram P. Shanghaied Out of 'Frisco in the 'Nineties. With a Frontispiece by J. Spurling, 4 Drawings, and 2 Photographs. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat, [ca. 1925]. Pp 187, frontis., [6] leaves plates. 8vo, blue cloth, t.e.g. A British civil engineer's account of his unwilling passage in an American merchant sailing ship to Chile, Australia and back to San Francisco in the 1890s. Slightly rubbed, else vg. 100.00

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5 BAUER, Kurt Schriften des Deutschen Ausland-Instituts Stuttgart, A: Band 23) Helden der Arbeit : Ein Buch von deutschen Seebauer Chiles
Ausland und Heimat Verlags, Stuttgart, 1929, 
BAUER, Kurt. Helden der Arbeit : Ein Buch von deutschen Seebauer Chiles. Stuttgart: Ausland und Heimat Verlags, 1929. Pp. [1]-168, + 8 p. of maps and plates at rear. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Schriften des Deutschen Ausland-Instituts Stuttgart, A: Kulturhistorische Reihe, Band 23. Text in Fraktur German. Spine ends chipped, name,else vg. 35.00

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Log-Line : The Adventures of a Great Sailing Captain. First Edition in dustjacket., BEATTIE, Jessie L. DIXON, Charles C.
6 BEATTIE, Jessie L. DIXON, Charles C. Log-Line : The Adventures of a Great Sailing Captain. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1972, ISBN:0771011660 1972 0771011660 / 9780771011665 
BEATTIE, Jessie L. The Log-Line : The Adventures of a Great Sailing Captain. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1972). Pp (8),9-189,(3). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Spadoni & Donnelly 2332.

Jessie Louise Beattie, (b. October 2, 1896, Blair, Ontario - d. October 5. 1985, Hamilton, Ont.).

"'Come then, sign on with me and let us begin our journey.' So says Captain Charles C. Dixon [born in Windsor, Nova Scotia] in his introduction to this stirring and legendlike biography of his life and adventures on the seven seas. Author Jessie L. Beattie signs us on, and the trip, like Captain Dixon's life, circles the globe and back again.

Here is a man who went to sea at the age of nine months with his Capain father and spent the next four years there. here is a man who spent the better part of the rest of his life there.

In The Last of the Windjammers, Volume II, Basil Lubbock wrote: 'Among the younger commanders one of the most interesting characters was Capatin C.C. Dixon. It would be hard to find Dixon's equal. All who sailed with him became his devoted admirers, and .... the boys in the half-deck worshipped him as their hero.' Here is a story of the sea and the crews that sailed them, of remote islands and exotic ports visited in the early 1900s."" - from the dj.

Stray-line The Captain's Introduction.

The chapters, (called knots in this volume), are:
1. The Family Tree;
2. My First Voyage;
3. My Second Voyage;
4. Storms and St. Elmo's Fire;
5. A Day on Board;
6. Birds at Sea;
7. The Mighty Whale;
8. How Sailing Ships Were Built;
9. I Become a Crew Member;
10. The Magic Tree;
11. We Visit Rio;
12. The Stormy South Pacific;
13. Chills and Thrills in Chile;
14. More of Chile;
15. A Cat and a Turtle Go to Sea;
16. A Voyage on the Arctic Stream;
17. Further Adventures on the Arctic Stream;
18. A Fateful Shipwreck;
19. The Travelling Vicuρa;
20. Currents and Curios;
21. Monkeys as Passengers;
22. Jennie and The White Kitten;
23. An Accident and a Stowaway;
24. I Could Go On Forever.

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7 BIRD, Junius B. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 38:4 Excavations in Northern Chile
American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1943, 
BIRD, Junius B. Excavations in Northern Chile. New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1943. Pp. (4),173-318,(2). Illustrated in black and white. Double column. 8vo, printed grey wraps with black lettering to front cover and blank spine. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, volume XXXVIII, part IV. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Climate and Topography: Effect on Life in Northern Chile; 3. Excavations in the Vicinity of Arica: i. Lower Azapa Valley, ii. Alacran Island, iii. Playa Miller Casino (La Lisera): Pottery -- Textiles and Basketry -- Miscellaneous -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Animal and Plant Remains -- Burials, iv. Los Gentiles Cemetery, v. Playa de los Gringos Cemetery: [examinations of seven grave sites and a false burial], vi. Excavations at Quiani: Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Burials -- Conclusions, vii. Caleta Vitor; 4. Excavations at Punta Pichalo, Psagua: Artifacts -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Plant Remains -- Faunal Remains -- Burials -- Conclusions; 5. Excavations at Taltal: Coarse Stonework -- Fine Stonework -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Conclusions; 6. Coquimpbo and La Serena; 7. Conclusion. Name expunged from front cover, minor inking to title page and verso, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 40.00

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8 BLASHFORD-SNELL, John and Ann TWEEDY TWEEDY, Ann Operation Raleigh : Adventure Challenge. 1st US card covers
Harper, 1990, 
BLASHFORD-SNELL, John and Ann TWEEDY. Operation Raleigh : Adventure Challenge. (N.Y.) : Harper Paperbacks, (November 1990). First US Printing. Pp 196.Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. "In this sequel..., [the authors] narrate t he second stage of this astonishing enterprise, which took over 1000 Venturers as far afield as southern Chile, the enchanted islands of the Pacific, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and the vertiginous massifs of the Hunza Valley in Pakistan." - from the back cover. Vg. 12.00

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9 BOLANO, Roberto. ANDREWS, Chris, trans. Skating Rink. First British Printing in dustjacket
Picador, London, 2010, ISBN:9780330510523 
BOLANO, Roberto. The Skating Rink. Translated by Chris Andrews. (London) : Pcador, (2010). First British Printing. Pp (6),1-[182],(4). 8vo, hardcover,yellow papewr covered boards, black target to front board, black lettering to spine. "Rife with political corruption, sex, jealousy and frustrated pa ssion, The Skating Rink is a darkly atmospheric chronicle of one summer season in the seaside town of Z, on the Costa Brava, north of Barcelona. The story revolves around the beautiful figure-skating champion Nuria Marti. When she is suddenly dropped from the Olympic team a besotted admirer builds asecret ice rink for her in the ruins of an old mansion on the outskirts of town. What he doesn’t tell her is that he paid for it using embezzled publ ic funds; but such a betrayal is only the beginning and the skating rink soon becomes a crime scene… Told in short suspenseful chapters by three alternating male narrators – a corrupt and pompous civil servant, a beleaguered,yet still romantic, itinerant poet, and a duplicitous local entrepreneur – The Skating Rink is a wholly engrossing tale of murder and its motives." ( from the dj). Roberto Bolaρo Αvalos (1953 - 2003) was a Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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10 BOLANO, Roberto. WIMMER, Natasha, trans. 2666. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York , 2008, ISBN:9780374100148 
BOLANO, Roberto. 2666. Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2008). First U.S. Printing. Pp (14),[1]-898. 8vo, black cloth, red metallic lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. The Chilean author's masterwork, posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2008. "Three academics onthe trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman -- these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Saint Teresa, whereover the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared. Published posthumously, '2666' is, in the words of La Vanguardia, 'not just the greatSpanish-language novel of this decade, but one of the cornerstones that de fine an entire literature'." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. As the book weighs nearly four pounds packaged, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 30.00

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11 BOROVIK, Genrikh, and Karen KHACHATUROV (eds.) Chilean Junta Exposed and Condemned : On the Work of the First Session of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile
Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, Moscow, 1974, 
BOROVIK, Genrikh, and Karen KHACHATUROV (eds.). The Chilean Junta Exposed and Condemned : On the Work of the First Session of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile. Moscow : Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, 1974. Pp (6),7-[120],+ 16 pp plates. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in black, blank spine. Contents: Introduction From the speech by Mr. Ulf Sundqvist, Minister of Education of Finland and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; From the speech by Mr. Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland; From the speech by Senora Hortensia de Allende; From the speech by Mr. Jacob Soderman, for mer Minister of Justice of Finland, who was elected Chairman of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; Statutes for the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; A Hundred and Twenty Days of Massacre and Lawlessness; One Document testifying to the crimes of the Chilean Junta; Interview given by Luis Corvalan tn the Brazilian journal "Visao";. From the speech by Mr. Hans Goran Franck, Secretary General of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; Evidence of the Eyewitnesses of Bloody Terror in Chile; A Flagrant Violation of Legality; The Junta Speaks: Novosti Press Agency correspondents interview members of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; From the speech by Professor Friedrich Karl Kaul, member of the International Commission; Press Reports on the Complicity of Outside Forces in the Overthrow of the Allende Government; Shaking Hands with the Junta; Testimony by Chilean Political Leaders; Conclusion; Documents of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Crimes of the Military Junta in Chile; Photographs Accuse. Spine chipped and browned, else very good. 25.00

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Lord Cochrane , BUNSTER, Enrique COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord.
12 BUNSTER, Enrique COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord. Lord Cochrane
Empresa Editora Zig-Zag, 1942, 
(COCHRANE, Thomas, Lord). BUNSTER, Enrique. Lord Cochrane (un estudio con variaciones). Santiago de Chile: Empresa Editora Zig-Zag, 1942. Pp 208. 8vo, brown cloth. A popular biography of the great and controversial British seaman and hero of the Chilean and Peruvian wars of independence. In Spanish. Slightly rubbed, else vg. Very scarce. 85.00

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13 BURGER, Otto Prof. Dr. Aus der Wildnis des Huemuls : Erlebnisse und Abenteuer unter den Kolonistenund Indianern Chiles
Deutsche Buchwerkstδtten, Dresden , 1924, 
BURGER, Otto Prof. Dr. Aus der Wildnis des Huemuls : Erlebnisse und Abenteuer unter den Kolonisten und Indianern Chiles. Dresden : Deutsche Buchwerkstδtten, 1924. Pp 192. Illustrated. 8vo, paper boards. Printed in Fraktur type. Light wear to covers, previous owner's name and blind stamp, ow vg. 35.00

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South America Social, Indutrial, and Political : A Twenty-Five-Thousand-Mile Journey in Search of Information in the Isthmus of Panama and the Lands of the Equator, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, Argentia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, the Guianas, Venezuela, and the Orinoco Basin., CARPENTER, Frank G.
14 CARPENTER, Frank G. South America Social, Indutrial, and Political : A Twenty-Five-Thousand-Mile Journey in Search of Information in the Isthmus of Panama and the Lands of the Equator, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, Argentia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, the Guianas, Venezuela, and the Orinoco Basin.
Saalfield, 1903, 1903 
CARPENTER, Frank G. South America Social, Industrial, and Political : A Twenty-Five-Thousand-Mile Journey in Search of Information in the Isthmus of Panama and the Lands of the Equator, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, the Guianas, Venezuela, and the Orinoco Basin. The Resources and Possibilities of the Various Countries - the Life and Customs of the People - Their Governments, Business Methods, and Trade. Fully Illustrated. Akron : Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903. Pp 625. Large 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering.

1. From New York to Panama: A Winter Sail over the Caribbean Sea on an American Steamer — A New Use for the Gulf Stream — Landing at Colon — Its Hospitals and its Cemeteries — A Graveyard of Foreigners — The Terrors of the Isthmus;

2. Across the Isthmus by Railroad: The Story of the Panama Railroad, which has made Fortunes for its Owners — It Charges the Highest Fares and Pays Dividends of Millions — The Scenery of the Isthmus — The Chagres River — A Look at the City of Panama — Its Odd Social Customs — Its Lottery and its Bull-Ring;

3. The Panama Canal: A Description of this Colossal Work, which has Cost a Quarter of a Billion Dollars and is not Half Done — A Walk along the Canal — Three Thousand Labourers and What They Are Doing — The Canal Scandals, and how De Lesseps and his Associates stole Millions — Fortunes in Machinery now going to Waste — Will the Canal be Completed ? ;

4. The Wonders of Colombia : An Undeveloped Empire still unexplored — A Look at the Cauca Valley, where Americans are now Settling — A River of Vinegar — Bogota, the Capital — What Colombia produces — It is a Land of Gold — Queer Features of Travel on the Southern Pacific — How one feels on the Equator;

5. The Land of the Equator: The Wonders of Ecuador — Trees that weave Blankets, and Mules that wear Pantalets — The Curious City of Guayaquil — Its Police and Fire Department — Where the Taxes are Low and the Death-Rate is High — Ecuador’s Debt Slaves, and how they are Oppressed;

6. The Bangkok of Ecuador : A Ride up the Guayas River to the Foot of the Andes — The Floating Town of Babahoyo, whose People live upon the Water — A Visit to the Cacao Plantations, whence our Chocolate comes — Ecuadorian Farming, and its enormous Profits — Wages and the Cost of Living;

7. The Mountains of the Equator: The Highlands of the Northern Andes — Chimborazo and Cotopaxi — Quito, the highest Capital City in the World — Civilization in Ecuador — The different classes of the People — How the Whites rule — The Aborigines — Savage Indians who bake the Heads of their Enemies;

8. On the Great South American Desert. A Land of Dry Sand, where it Rains only once in Seven Years — Skeletons and Mummies — Travelling Sand-Dunes, which are always on the March — Among the Ruins of the Incas — The old City of Jequetepec — Cajamarca, and Atahualpa’s Prison Cell, which he filled with Gold — The Sunsets of the Desert;

9. The Irrigated Valleys of Peru. A Land where Cotton grows on Trees and is Red in Colour — The big Sugar Plantations, and how the}'- are Managed — Peruvian Labour and Wages — A Look at the Peons and their Homes;

10. An Hour with the President of Peru. The Romantic career of a South American statesman — How he fought his way through Revolution to Power — His Narrow Escape in a woman's clothes — The Resources of Peru — One of the Richest Countries in the World, with the poorest Inhabitants — Peru’s War with Chile, and how her Treasure was Stolen;

11. The Capital of Peru. A Magnificent City made of Mud and Fishing-Poles — How Lima Houses are Built — Chickens that live on the Housetops — The Stores and the great Cathedral — The pretty Girls of Lima — Their odd Customs and Costumes — Lima on Horseback — Women who Ride Astride — A City where Mules take the place of the Huckster Cart;

12. Down the Andes on a Hand-Car. An Exciting Trip from the Mountain-Tops to the Pacific ocean over the steepest Railroad in the World — Its Track climbs upwards of Three Miles in less than a Hundred — Its Cost in Money and Lives — The Scenic Wonders of the Andes — How One feels Three Miles above the Sea — The Horrors of Soroche, or Mountain Sickness — A Snowball fight in the Clouds — On the Eastern Side of the Andes.;

13. In the Heart of the Andes. The Journey up the Mountains from Mollendo to Puno — Across the Pampa de Islay — A Visit to Arequipa, the chief City of Southern Peru — The Harvard Observatory, and its wonderful Photographs of the Southern Heavens — Mount Misti, the highest Meteorological Observatory on Earth — The Plateau of Peru, and its Curious People.;

14. Steamboating above the Clouds. Lake Titicaca, the highest of Navigable Waters — It is half as large as Lake Erie, and twice as high up in the air as Mount Washington — How steel Steamers were brought to it on the Backs of Men and Mules over Passes higher than Pike’s Peak — Its Sacred Islands, and their wonderful Ruins — The Curious Inhabitants who Live upon its Shores — Balsas, or Native Boats made of Straw — Curious Animals about Titicaca — The Llama, the Vicuna, and the Alpaca;

15. The Wonderful City La Paz. Strange Features of Life and Business in the Heart of Bolivia — The Indians and the Cholos — Mules and Donkeys as Beer-Waggons, Bread-Carts, and Hearses — A Visit to the Markets — The Curious Vegetables and Fruits of Interior South America — Frozen Potatoes — Beans that taste like Ice-Cream, and Indian Corn that makes Flour without Grinding;

16. The Aymara Indians. The Curious People who Live on the Plateau of Bolivia — A Nation of Slaves who are contented with Slavery — A Peep into their Huts — Their Feuds, and how they Fight with Slings — About Coca, the favourite Indian Chew — Chicha, or Bolivian Beer — Goats skinned alive to make Brandy Bottles.;

17. In the Back Woods of Bolivia. An Unexplored Country of vast Resources given up to Savage Tribes — The Cannibals of the Eastern Andes, who Shoot with Blow-Guns and Poisoned Arrows — Some Indians who go Naked, and Others who Dress in Bark Clothing — The Rubber Forests of the Andean Slope — Quinine arid Peruvian Bark;

18. A Wild Ride with the Bolivian Mails. A Gallop over the dried-up Sea of the Middle Andes — Strange Scenes on the Highlands — The Bolivian Coachman, and his Cruelty — Nights in Bolivian Inns — Odd Features of Farming, where Oxen pull the Ploughs with their Heads — American Trade in Bolivia;

19. Among the Gold and Silver Mines of the Andes. Bolivia’s enormous Silver Output — It has produced $4,000,000,000 worth of the Metal — The Silver Mountain of Potosi and the rich Mines of Cerro de Pasco — The Gold Mines of Eastern Bolivia — The Tipuani Placer Deposits now being Worked by Americans — Prospecting in the Andes — The richest Tin Mines in the World ;

20. A Chemical Laboratory of the Gods. The Nitrate Deserts of Chile, in which the English have Invested $100,000,000 — How Nitrate of Soda is Mined — A Visit to the Fields — The Extent of the Deposits, and the Peculiarities of the Nitrate Towns — A Look at Ascotan, the Borax Lake of the Andes — Six Hundred Miles by Rail over Salty Plains.;

21. Among the Chilenos. The Yankees of South America, and their Country — Odd Features of the Slimmest Land in the World — Its Wonderful Riches — Its Vast Deposits of Guano, Gold, Silver, and Copper — Valparaiso, the New York of the Southern Pacific.;

22. On Robinson Crusoe's Island. The Scene of Alexander Selkirk’s adventures — The Island of Juan Fernandez, and how the Chilean Government proposes to Colonize it — The Guano Islands, out of which Peru has dug Millions — What Guano is — The Galapagos Islands, and the Robinson Crusoe of Ecuador;

23. The City of Santiago. Special Features of Life and Business in the Chilean Capital — A Bird’s- Eye view from Santa Lucia — Palaces that cover Acres and cost Fortunes — A Street-Car Ride for a Cent — High Life among the Chilenos — Paris Dresses and Diamonds — How the Nabobs enjoy themselves — Scenes at the Opera and the Races.;

24. The President of Chile. A Visit to the Chilean « White House » — The President and Congress — How Chile is Governed — The Influence of the Church, and its great Wealth — Its vast Ecclesiastical Property in Santiago, and its rich Nuns and Monks — Education in Chile, and the American Schools.;

25. Farming on a Grand Scale. A Land where a Thousand Acres are only a Garden-patch, and many Farms are worth Millions — Special Features of Life on the Haciendas — Peons who Work for Twenty Cents a Day and get Drunk every Week — Their extraordinary Strength and the great Mortality among them— A Visit to an immense Estate managed by a Woman — The Wheat Lands of Chile — Its Fine Cattle and Horses ;

26. Life on the Chilean Frontier. How the Southern Part of the Country is being opened up to Settlement — Government Auctions, where Land is sold in lots of Thousands of Acres — A Look at the frontier City of Temuco, and something about Concepcion, the Metropolis of the South — The Chances for Investment — Big Farms at low Prices — Valuable Mines — A Journey into the Coal Mines under the Pacific Ocean on an Electric Trolley;

27. The Araucanian Indians. Odd Features of Life among the Richest and Bravest of the South American Indians — A Visit to their Reservations in South Chile — Pretty Indian Maidens — How they are Courted and Married — Curious Customs of Birth and Death — The Araucanian Religion — An Araucanian Woman, who claims to be 130 Years Old;

28. At the Tail End of Our Hemisphere. A Trip through Smyth’s Channel into the Strait of Magellan — Sailing amidst the Clouds among Icebergs and Andean Snows — A Look at Cape Froward, the southernmost Continental Point in the World — The Savages of Patagonia — The naked Alacalufes, who live in Canoes — Lassoing an Iceberg — A Description of the Strait and its magnificent Scenery;

29. In the Capital of the Magellans. How the People live and do Business in the most Southerly City in the World — Lots which formerly Cost a Postage Stamp now worth Thousands of Dollars — The Big Sheep Farms of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, some of which Feed Flocks of Tens of Thousands and make Fortunes for their Owners — Vultures that pick out the Eyes of Live Sheep — The Panthers and the Indian Sheep-Stealers;

30. Tierra del Fuego. New Facts about one of the least-known parts of the World — An Island covered with a Dense Vegetation, having Mighty Forests and Grass-Grown Plains — Where the Gold Mines' are Located, and how Nuggets and Scales of Gold are Picked out of the Sands of the Sea — The Indians of Tierra del Fuego — The Onas, who go Naked, Sleep in Holes in the Ground, and Wage War upon the Whites — The Yaghans, who are Semi-Civilized — Their Wonderful Language;

31. In the Falkland Islands. John Bull’s new Naval Station in the South Atlantic — It Controls Cape Horn and the Strait of Magellan — Where the Falklands Are — Their Vast Sheep Farms, which are Managed by Shepherds on Horseback — A Visit to Stanley, the Capital — Travelling School-masters — Postal Savings Banks and other Features of the thriftiest Island Community in the World.;

32. The Argentine Republic. A Bird’s-Eye View of the Country — Its Vast Wheat-Fields, Sugar Plantations, and Extensive Pastures — How it Compares with the United States — Its People, and their Characteristics — The Latin-American as a National Type — How Argentina is Growing — Its Railroads and Telegraphs — Its Normal Schools, founded by Yankee School-Teachers;

33. Buenos Aires. The Metropolis of South America, and the largest Spanish-speaking City in the World — How it Contro’s Argentina Politically, Socially, and Financially — Buenos Aires from the Housetops — A Town of Shreds and Patches — A Look at its Churches — The Largest Catholic City on Earth — A South American Botany Bay;

34. High Life in Argentina. How the Nabobs of Buenos Aires look, act, and live — A Nation of Gamblers, who spend Millions a Year on Races, Lotteries, and the Stock-Exchange — Behind the Scenes at the Clubs — A Night at the Opera — Well-Dressed Women and Impudent Young Men — Curious Customs of Courtship and Marriage — Odd Features of Family Life;

35. Low Life in Argentina. How the Poor Live — The Conventillos of Buenos Aires, and their Miserable Inhabitants — Work, Wages, and Trades Unions — The Chances for Women — Strange Ways of Washing and Ironing — Among the Gauchos or Cowboys of the Pampas- — A Peep into their Homes — Their Terrible Duels — I Feel like killing Some One;

36. Odd Argentine Customs. The Hospitality of the People — Presents with Strings to Them — The Cemeteries and Funeral Customs — How the Dead are filed away in Pigeon-Holes — Rented Graves — Curious Gastronomic Tastes — Snails and Armadillos as Tidbits — The Greatest Meat-Eaters in the World — How Turkeys are Sold — Milkmen who cannot Water their Milk;

37. The Wheat-fields of Argentina. Where they are, and What they are — Plow the Grain is Raised and Marketed — The Wheat Farmers are Italians, who live in Mud Huts — Rosario, the Chicago of South America — The Locusts that come from Brazil in Swarms and eat up the Wheat and everything Green — How they are Destroyed — The Future of Wheat-Raising in South America, and its probable Competition with the United States;

38. Sheep and Stock-Raising in Argentina. Argentina has more than 100,000,000 Sheep, and produces a Hundred Pounds of Wool to each of its Inhabitants — A Look into the greatest Produce Market in the World — How Argentina is improving her Cattle and Sheep — A Ram which Cost $2,000, and Bulls at $5,000 Each — A Visit to the largest Meat-Freezing Establishment in the World ;

39. How the Argentine Republic is Governed. Its President and Congress — Elections held on Sundays in the Churches — Everything in the hands of Rings — Politicians who steal Millions — The Frauds of the National Banks — The Judicial System and the Police — The Army and Navy;

40. Across South America on the Trans--Andean Railroad. Concerning the Trans-Andean Railroad, which crosses Chile and Argentina — How the Track climbs the Andes — Snow-Sheds cut out of solid Rock, and other curious Features of Railroad-Building — Groceries on Wheels, and Freight Cars with Sails — A Look at Aconcagua, the highest of the Andes — Singular Features of Nature on the Pampas, where it sometimes Rains Mud;

41. The United States and Argentina. What should be Done to Better our Trade — We need American Steamers and an International American Bank — How the English are making Money in South American Banking — Stock Speculation in Buenos Aires — A Day on the Exchange — Opportunities for Investments;

42. Up the Paraguay River : A Thirteen-Hundred-Mile Trip on the Rio de la Plata system into the Heart of South America — How the Rio de la Plata surpasses the Mississippi — The Parana River, and its Ten Thousand Islands, which are floating down to the Sea — Strange Sights on the Paraguay River — Monkeys, Parrots, Jaguars, and Crocodiles — Life on the River Steamers — Peculiar Table Manners;

43. In the City of Asuncion. [= Asunciσn] A Walk through the Capital of Paraguay- — A Town older than any in North America, but still new — Its Telephones and Telephone Girls — A General View of Paraguay— Its Cities, Towns, and Villages— Its Queer Colonies, one of which was named after President Hayes.;

44. The Pretty Girls of Paraguay. Strange Customs of a Land where there are more Women than Men — The War with Brazil, that Killed off the Men — How the Women Manage the Country — Their Business Ability — A Visit to the Markets — Orange Girls and Butcher Women — A Look into a Paraguayan Home — Paraguay Tobacco, used by Women and Children who both Smoke and Chew;

45. Industrial Paraguay. Its Resources and Possibilities — A Land of vast Pastures and many Cattle — Its Dense Forests of valuable hard Woods- — Its Tobacco and Cotton Fields — Low Prices of Land — The Chances for Americans and American Trade;

46. Round about Pirapo. Strange Adventures in the Wilds of Paraguay — A Night in a Country Hotel — Paraguay’s only Railroad, and its odd Passengers — How Women Peddle raw Meat at the Stations — Country Scenes — Tens of Thousands of Ant-hills — A Land where Oranges grow wild — Odd Features of Life outside the Cities;

47. In the Wilds of Brazil. The Trip up the Paraguay into the Province of Matto Grosso — A Look at Cuyaba — A Stop at Corumba — Tigers and Alligators — Savage Indians who are Born without Hair and Grow Hair only on the Head — Something about the Chaco and its Curious Tribes — The Tobas, Lenguas, and others.;

48. In the Little Land of Uruguay. A Bird's-Eye View of the smallest of the South American Republics — The richest Land south of the Equator — A Look at Montevideo and its beautiful Harbour — Its Public Buildings, its Theatres, Banks, and Stock-Exchange — How Uruguay is Governed — Its Post Offices, Telephones, Telegraphs, and Schools — Strange Street Scenes;

49. The President of Uruguay. He lives upon a Political Volcano and is always in Danger of Assassination — A Land of Revolutions — An Evening at the « White House of Montevideo guarded by Gatling guns on the Roof — High Life in the Uruguayan Capital — Queer Customs of Courtship and Marriage — How the young Men play the Dragon, and why there are no Breach-of- Promise Suits.

50. The Baby Republic of Brazi. The Portuguese half of South America — An enormous Country of Vast Resources — Travels through West Deutschland — Thriving Cities and vast Pastures owned by Germans — A Visit to the Death Harbour of Santos — How Coffee is loaded for America — Up the Mountains to Sao Paulo, the great Coffee Metropolis.;

51. A Visit to the Largest Coffee Plantation : An Estate which has 5,000,000 Coffee Trees, and is Forty Miles around — How the Soil looks, and how the Coffee Trees are grown — Picking Coffee, and preparing it for the Market — A Ride over the Plantation on its Railroad — Its Italian Colonies, and how they are Managed — Among the Pretty Coffee-sorters;

52. More about Coffee: Brazil, the chief Coffee-country of the World — It Produces two-thirds of all the Coffee used by Man — Where the Coffee-fields are, and how the -Product is handled at Rio and Santos — The Kinds of Coffee, and why our Mocha and Java Coffees come from Brazil — Behind the Scenes in the Warehouses — How the Beans are Polished and Painted up for the Market — Coffee Detectives and Coffee Thieves;

53. In Rio de Janeiro : The largest Portuguese city in the World — A Look at the Harbour of Rio, and a Visit to its Botanical Gardens — A Walk on the Ouvidor — Strange Street Scenes — Auctions and Lotteries — A Visit to the Markets — Life in the Restaurants and Cafes — What Good Coffee is — A nervous Nation, always on the Twitch;

54. In the Switzerland of Brazil: Petropolis, the Summer Resort of the Capital — A Trip up the Organ Mountains on a Cog Railroad — Where our Minister lives, and where Dom Pedro had his Palaces — An American College for Girls — Woman’s Rights in Brazil, and some Peculiarities of Brazilian Women;

55. Bahia , and the Diamond Mines : How the Precious Stones are Dug out of the Rivers of Brazil — Mined by Native Indians, who Dive for the Diamond Gravel — Concerning the Carbons, or Black Diamonds, found near Bahia — The Gold Mines of Minas Geraes, and the new Gold Regions of Northern Brazil — The old City of Bahia, once the Brazilian Capital — Its 200,000 People, most of whom are Coloured — American Gold Dollars as Vest Buttons;

56. Up the Coast of Brazil : Peculiar Features of life on a Brazilian Steamer — The city of Pernambuco, and its wonderful Reef — A great Cotton Country — Brazil’s new Cotton Factories, and their enormous Profits — A visit to Ceara and its Capital, Forteleza — Terrible Famines — The Carnauba Palm, which Houses, Feeds, and Lights the People ;

57. On the Mighty Amazon : Travelling on an Ocean Steamer up the greatest Valley in the World — The wonderful size of the Amazon — Its many Tributaries, and its floating Islands — Steaming through the Delta — Flow the River looks a Thousand Miles from the Sea — Sketches of the People and their Homes — The Floods in the Amazon Basin, the Rainiest part of the World — The Cacao Plantation, and how Chocolate is Raised.;

58. The Great Cities of the Amazon : Some features of Para and Manaos [= Manaσs = Manaus], which control the Trade of the Valley — High and Low Life at the Amazon’s Mouth — Manaos, the Metropolis of the Rio Negro — An Ocean Port a Thousand Miles from the Atlantic — A town of Electric Railroads, Telephones, and Charitable Institutions — Iquitos, on the Peruvian Amazon, a Steamship Port 2,300 miles inland.;

59. In the India-Rubber Camps: A visit to the Rubber forests, and a description of how the Trees are tapped for the Markets — How Rubber is made — Who owns the Trees — Something about the Rubber Slaves of the Upper Amazon — The Cost of Rubber, and how I made an ounce at a cost of $100.;

60. Brazil and the United States: Chances for American Capital — The Banks, and their enormous Profits — Railroads that Pay — Cold-Storage Plants — Steamship Companies that discriminate against our Trade;

61. In the Guianas: Where the Guianas are, and what they are — Their wild Lands, and their savage Indians and bush Negroes — British Guiana, and its mixed Population — A land of Hindus, Chinese, and Negroes — The rich Sugar plantations, and how they are Managed — Dutch Guiana, the little Holland of South America — French Guiana, and its Penal Colony — A look at Georgetown, Paramaribo, and Cayenne.;

62. Venezueala , and the Orinoco Basin : An Enormous Country of great Possibilities — How Named — Its Sugar lands and Cacao Orchards — Its Coffee, which we drink as Mocha — The Orinoco, and its vast Pastures — How the Llanos look — The Gold regions — On Lake Maracaibo — In Caracas, the National Capital.

With index.

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15 CARTER, Wallace G. Where the Incas Trod : A Panorama of Conquest and Development in Andean Lands. Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Morriss Printing, Victoria, BC, 1973, 
CARTER, Wallace G. Where the Incas Trod : A Panorama of Conquest and Development in Andean Lands. Victoria, B.C. : Morriss Printing Co. Ltd., 1973. First Edition. Pp 269. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "As his ship proceeds down the coast, he acts as a cicerone, regaling his readers with a host of entertaining facts. First there is a capsule history of The Pacific Steam Navigation Co., so long identified with the development of South America. Thenas his ship passes through the Panama Canal, we learn how this great engin eering feat was accomplished. Then the Orca proceeds southward past Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, calling at many unusual ports." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 28.00

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16 Chambers's Readers) Chambers's Geographical Readers of the Continents : America
W.& R. Chambers Limited, London & Edinburgh, 1902, 
(Chambers's Readers). Chambers's Geographical Readers of the Continents : America. London & Edinburgh : W.& R. Chambers Limited, 1902. Pp (4),5-216, col.frontispiece + 7 coloured plates + 2 coloured maps. Small 8vo, decoratedbrown cloth. Contents : 1. A New World. 2. North America. 3. Partition of North America. 4. The Great Dominion - General View I. 5. General View II. 6. The Waterways of the Dominion (pp 21-25). 7. The Great Lakes (pp 25-28).8. The Maritime Provinces (pp 29-31). 9. The Maritime Provinces (continued ) (pp 31-35). 10. Quebec and Ontario. 11. Quebec and Ontario (continued). 12. Winter Sports in Canada. 13. Manitoba and the North-west. 14. Beritish Columbia. 15. Newfoundland (pp 57-58). 16. The United States - General View I. 17. General View II. 18. Waterways (pp 66-69). 19. The Mississippi (pp 69-72). 20. Farming. 21. Cotton. 22. Minerals. 23. Industry in the United States. 24. Edison and Elecvtric Power. 25. The People. 26. New England. 27. New Yorl. 28. Pennsylvania. 29. The Southerm States. 30. The West. 31. The Far West. 32. The Pacific Coast. 33. Alaska. 34. Mexico I. 35. Mexzico II. 36. Central America. 37. British West Indies. 38. Cuba and Hayti. 39. Sugar. 40. South America - Gneral View I. 41. General View II. 42. Some South American Plants. 43. Some South American Animals. 44. Guiana. 45. Brazil - I.The Amazon. 46. Brazil - II. 47. The La Plata - Uruguay and Paraguay. 48. The Argentine Republic. 49. Venezuela. 50. Colombia and Ecuador. 51. Peru and Bolivia. 52. Chile. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine and margins darkened, foxing to frontispiece, penned school prize inscription (dated 1906), "With the P ublishers' Compliments" inkstamp to title page, else very good. 25.00

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17 CHESTER, Sharon R. Antarctic Birds and Seals. A Pocket Guide.
Wandering Albatross, 1993, ISBN:0963851128 
CHESTER, Sharon R. Antarctic Birds and Seals. A pocket guide by Sharon R. Chester. San Mateo, California: Wandering Albatross, 1993. Pp 79. Illustrated with b/w and/or colour photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "This practical pocket guide by the co-author of The Birds of Chile presents concise descriptions of all Antarctic birds and seals. Enhancing the text are54 color photographs and 37 black and white photos and illustrations." -fr om the cover. Covers rubbed, wear to edges, ow vg. 25.00

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18 Chile - Naval School) Escuela Naval de Chile : Simbolos y Reliquas
Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Valparaiso, 2001, ISBN:956804101x 
(Chile - Naval School). Escuela Naval de Chile : Simbolos y Reliquas. (Valparaiso : Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, 2001). Pp 1-40. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers, lettered in black and gilt. Editado por la Escuela Naval "Arturo Prat." A booklet showing various historical artifacts from the naval school of Chile : documents, busts, ship models, canons, paintings, and other relics. Text in Spanish. Verygood. 20.00

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19 CHOYCE, James CAMERON, V. Lovett, (ed.) Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. First Edition
Unwin, London, 1891, 
(CHOYCE, James). The Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner; Now First Published with O'Brien's Captivity in France. Edited by Commander V. Lovett Cameron, R.N. with Introduction and Notes. London : T. Fisher Unwin, MDCCCXCI, First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(4),[3]-379, + frontispiece + [8] leaves plates. 8vo, textured brown cloth. The Adventure Series No.6. NMM II:382. A remarkable personal account of the excruciating nature of campaigning in the Napoleonic era: Choyce was captured by the Spanishoff Chile, escaped five times, managed to join an English frigate, was cap tured by a French privateer while on a whaling voyage, escaped, was recaptured, and imprisoned at Verdun, "tired of loyalty" and put himself at the service of the French, deserted and joined an English warship, deserted again, and lived to encounter pirates at Juan Fernandez. And to pen this narrative. Slightly rubbed with nicks to head and tail of spine and corners, a fewlight smudges, spine lightly sunned, else very good. 130.00

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20 COCHRANE, Thomas, Admiral Memoirs of a Fighting Captain. First Folio Society Edition.
Folio Society, London, 2005, 
COCHRANE, Admiral Lord. Memoirs of a Fighting Captain. Introduced by Brian Vale. London : The Folio Society, 2005. First Folio Edition. Pp [i]-xxii,(6),1-311,(5), portrait frontis + 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt decoration to front board, gilt lettering to spine, in illustrated paper covered slipcase. Contents : l. My Boyhood and Entrance into the Navy. 2. Services in the Mediterranean. 3. Cruise of the Speedy. 4. Admiralty Reluctanceto Promote Me. 5. Cruise of the Pallas. 6. My Entrance into Parliament. 7. Cruise of the Imperieuse. 8. Defence of Fort Trinidad. 9. Attack on the Ba sque Roads. 10. Naval Abuses. 11. The Stock Exchange Trial. 12. Command of the Chilean Navy. 13. Attempt on VaJdivia. 14. Fresh Annoyances. 15. Capture of the Esmeralda. 16. Mutinous Conduct. 17. First Admiral of Brazil. 18. Capture of Bahia. 19. Liberation. Very good in slipcase. 45.00

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