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1 ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy Cuba is Not Only Varadero. signed.
Yunia Publications, St. Laurent, QC, 1997, ISBN:0968104401 
ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy. Cuba is Not Only Varadero : Around Cuba by Bicycle. (St. Laurent, QC): Yunia Publications, (1997). Pp. 207 + 16 p. of colour plates. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black spine. The Polish-born Canadian's travelogue of his cycling trip around Cuba, bypassing much of the traditional tourist trail. Vg. Signed by the author on the ffep. 25.00

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2 ALLEN, Thomas B. National Geographic, 200:1 Cuba's Golden Past
National Geographic, 2001, 
ALLEN, Thomas B. "Cuba's Golden Past" ; with map supplement. An article in National Geographic Magazine, Vol. 200, No. 1, July 2001, pp. 74-91. Pp. 129. 8vo, illustrated. "Havana's gilttering era as Spain's premier New World port gleams in treasures rescued from the sea." Also of nautical interest:Cathy Newman's "Monhegan Island" (pp. 92-109). Vg with map. For the issue. 5.00

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3 Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited
Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, 1943, 
(Allied Countries - WW2). Canada and the United Nations. A Tribute to the United Nations by Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited. (Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited , 1943). Pp 1-20. Illustrated. 8vo, blue stapled card covers. “Guita Percha & Rubber, Limited, an all-Canadian Company, is happy to pres ent this booklet to our customers and friends as a tribute to the United Nations.” - from page one. This booklet has information on the allied countries participating in World War Two, including a brief summary of each country along with a picture of its flag and leader(s). The countries covered are Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, United States, U.S.S.R., China, Netherlands, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Greece, Yugoslavia, France, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Iraq, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ethiopia, Philippines, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Iran. Spine and edges worn, tears along half of spine, penned names, else good. 15.00

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4 ARTHUR, Richard Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht
Richard Arthur, New York, 1906, 
ARTHUR, Richard. Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht : Round Up the West Indies and Up the Amazon. Introduction by William M. Ivins. New York : Richard Arthur, 42 Broadway, 1906. Pp (8),9-253,(1). IIlustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 15. Toy 1021. Contents : Introduction; The Origin of the Voyage; The Tail-end of a Storm; The Bermuda Islands; The Lesser Antilles (Dominica; Martinique - Mont Pelee - The Ruins of St. Pierre; Santa Lucia - The Pitons; Barbados); Down to the Equator; A Month on the Amazon (The Mouth of the Great River; The City of Para; A Thousand Mile Journey Upstream; A City in the Wilderness; The Amazonian Indians; A Hunting Excursion; Plant and Animal Life of the AmazonValley; Turning Homeward; Agriculture on the Amazon; Back to Para; Rubber Gathering ; Good-bye to the Amazon); Death and Suicide in the Menagerie; Along the Coast of South America (A True Fish Story; Trinidad;; Venezuela; Cura9ao); A Record Roll and Others; Jamaica; The Dry Tortugas (A Long Detour for Some Fishing; A Feat in Navigation; A Day's Sport; The Fifty-Pound FishWe Didn't Catch); Havana, Cuba; Nassau, New Providence; Back to "Little Ol d New York". Inkstamp to fore-edge, penned gift inscription, else a nice bright copy. 250.00

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5 AZOY, A.C.M. SAMPSON, William T. Signal 250! The Sea Fight Off Santiago First Edition in dustjacket
David McKay , New York, 1964, 
AZOY, A.C.M. Signal 250! The Sea Fight Off Santiago. New York : David McKayCo., (1964). First Edition.0 Pp 207. Maps. 8vo, navy cloth. "On the mornin g of July 3, 1898, the Spanish fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Cervera emerged from Santiago Bay to engage in battle an American fleet, under command of Rear Admiral Sampson and Commodore Schley. It was a dramatic encounter, ending in capture and destruction of the Spanish warships and winning for the United States a decisive victory over Spain in the Spanish-American war." - from the dj. Very good in nicked, rubbed dustjacket. 28.00

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6 BARBOUR, Thomas. Cuban Ornithology. With Two Plates. Memoirs of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, No. 9
Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Mass., 1943, 
BARBOUR, Thomas. Cuban Ornithology. With Two Plates. Memoirs of the NuttallOrnithological Club, No. IX. Cambridge, Mass.: Published by the Club, Augu st, 1943. Pp [1]-144, frontis + 1 plate. Index. 4to, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. An unillustrated book on the birds of Cuba. Very good to fine in a plain brown dustwrapper. 70.00

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7 BIART, Lucien. De HAUTEVILLE, Mary, trans. From Labrador to Mexico : My Rambles in the New World. English Hardcover Edition, red variant.
Sampson Low, Marston, & Co., Ltd, London, 0, 1928 
BIART, Lucien. From Labrador to Mexico : My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London : Sampson Low, Marston, & Co., Ltd., n.d. [late-1920s / early-1930?]. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),[1]-296. 8vo, pictorial red cloth with black lettering to front board and spine.

O'Dea 830b (for 1891 ed.), Tanner 63a for French edition.
Not in Cooke & Caron.

Lucien Biart (b. June 21, 1828, Versailles, France - d. March 18, 1897, Batignolles, Paris).

Labrador : the first 3 chapters (pp.1-29).
Labrador contents from headings:
I. The Siren -
Floating ice-blocks -
Master Simeon -
Greenland -
Corteréal -
A salvage -

II. The little Esquimaux -
The toilet of an uncivilized beauty -
An ill-bred child -
Civilizing effects of an accordion
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart -
A house under the snow -
Mrs Ablouk-Kanik;

III. The sledge drive -
A rustic supper -
The Ablouk-Kanik household -
A snow village -
Origin of the Esquimaux -
A new use for buttons -
Return to Canada.

Also: A Canadian Family;
Niagara in Winter;
San Francisco;
Tortoise Island;
A Waterspout at Sea;
Christmas Day at Havannah;
From Havannah to New Orleans;
The Horse-Tamer;
The Pearl Forest;
The Tuxpango Cascade;
The Serpent-Charmer;
The Dead City;
The Unicorn;
The Grotto of the Toltecs;
Aztec Education.

Spine slightly sunned, a couple of faint dampstains inside boards, light edge-spotting, else very good. 40.00

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8 BOCK, Bruno and Klaus BOCK BOCK, Klaus BROADWIN, John A. (trans.) Soviet Bloc Merchant Ships. ex-lib, no dj.
Naval Institute Press, 1981, ISBN:0870216694 
BOCK, Bruno and Klaus BOCK. Soviet Bloc Merchant Ships . Translated by JohnA. Broadwin. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1981). Pp. 269. Illust rated. Double column. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A briefhistory of shipping in various countries in the Soviet Bloc, with a list o f vessels and specifications (as well as occasional sketches) from Bulgarian, Cuban, Czechoslovakian, East German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Soviet fleets. Ex-library (HMCS Iroquois Library) with stamps and pouches, else good. Lacking dj. 12.00

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9 BOCK, Bruno and Klaus BOCK BOCK, Klaus BROADWIN, John A. (trans.) Soviet Bloc Merchant Ships. US in dj.
Naval institute press, Annapolis, md, 1981, ISBN:0870216694 
BOCK, Bruno and Klaus BOCK. Soviet Bloc Merchant Ships. Translated by John A. Broadwin. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1981). First US Printing. Pp. [1]-269,(3). Illustrated. Double column. 4to, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A brief history of shipping in various countries in the Soviet Bloc, with a list of vessels and specifications (as well as occasional sketches) from Bulgarian, Cuban, Czechoslovakian, East German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, and Soviet fleets. Very good in nicked, flap creased dust jacket. 25.00

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10 BOYCE, Rubert W. Mosquito or Man? The Conquest of the Tropical World. First Edition
John Murray, London, 1909, 
BOYCE, Rubert W., Sir. Mosquito or Man? The Conquest of the Tropical World.With illustrations. London : John Murray, 1909. First Edition. Pp (6),vii- xvi,1-267,(1), frontispiece + 43 plates. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Contents : Part I. 1. Foundation of the Tropical Medicine Movement in England. 2. Growth of General andApplied Sanitation in the Tropics. 3. Miasm, Tradition, and Prejudice. 4. The Forerunners of the Discoveries of the Mosquito Origin of Diseases. 5. Filaria and the Mosquito : Manson's Discovery. 6. The Discovery of the Parasite of Malaria in the blood of man by Laveran, and of its further development and passage through the mosquito by Ross. 7. The Plan of Campaign against the Mosquito. 8. Summary of the Antimalarial Campaigns. 9. Notes on the relationship of Plantations and Botanic Gardens to the Mosquito Question. 10. Yellow Fever—Dr. Beauperthuy on Tradition in Medicine and his view of theMode of Transmission of Yellow Fever. Harrison and Moxley on the nature of the virus of Yellow Fever. 11. Historical Survey of Yellow Fever: Its dest ructive Spread and Mortality during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. 12. Discovery of the Mode of Transmission of Yellow Fever and Plan of Campaign against the Mosquito. 13. The Breeding Places of Stegomyia. Stegomyia Survey and Index. 14. The Yellow Fever Campaigns in Havana, Cuba, New Orleans, Honduras, Rio Janeiuo, Santos, Panama Canal Zone, the West Indies, the Amazon. Part II. 15. Sleeping Sickness; Flies and Disease. 16. Ankylostomiasis: Dirt Contamination. 17. Malta Fever and Goats' Milk. 18. The Rise and Fall of Disease, Plague, Tick Fever, Leprosy and Tuberculosis. Appendix :(1) Ordinances, Regulations, and Bye-laws relating ng to Stagnant Water, M osquito Larvae, Yellow Fever, Rats, etc. (2) Tropical Expeditions and Commissions of the Royal Society, the Colonial Office, and the Schools of Tropical Medicine of London and Liverpool. Spine browned and worn, front hinge shaky, penned gift inscription, else very good. 50.00

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11 BROOKES, Chris. Social and Economics Studies 36). Public Nuisance : A History of the Mummers Troupe. Signed Paperback.
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, 1988, ISBN:0919666590 
BROOKES, Chris. A Public Nuisance : A History of the Mummers Troupe. (St John's: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1988). Pp. (12),[xi]-xiii,(1),[1]-249,(7). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated green covers. ISER Social and Economic Studies, No. 36. "This critical and irreverent history of the Mummers Troupe demands the attnetion of theatre enthusiasts everywhere. Brookes, the Troupe's director, who has experience with 'activist' theatre in Cuba, Central America and the United States, examines the Mummers' important role in the development of Newfoundland theatre. With wit and polemic, Brookes delivers a broadside to establishment views of theatre while arguing for its political role. Crammed with photographs, excerpts from plays, songs, and one-liners, 'A Public Nuisance' will inform, entertain and provoke casual readers, drama students, theatre historians, and politicians alike." - from the rear cover. A couple of minor corner creases, bookplate, sparse foxing, else very good. Signed without inscription by Brookes on the flyleaf. 28.00

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12 BROWN, John L., and Madeline THOMPSON, (eds.). Growing Up in Cuba. The Cuban Child Care Cards with a photographic essay byF. Robert Openshaw.
Canadian Educational Programmes,, Toronto, 1979, ISBN:0920754023 
BROWN, John L., and Madeline THOMPSON, (eds.). Growing Up in Cuba. The Cuban Child Care Cards with a photographic essay by F. Robert Openshaw. (Toronto) : Canadian Educational Programmes, (1979).First Edition. Pp (4),5-175,(6),+ 23 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers, lettered inred. “This book is the result of visits to Cuba over a period of several y ears by the staff of the Family Involvement Journal. Editor Gloria Shephardvisited Cuban services for children and families accompanied by photograph er F. Robert Openshaw. She was impressed by, among other things, the small post-card size informational material produced by the Cuban Health Servicesfor people who work with families. These cards brought information to pare nts and family members about ways of child rearing that was consistent withgood mental health and child care principles and practice. A series called Cuba Child Care Cards was a feature of Family Involvement Journal in sever al issues. We had numerous requests from parents and professionals for the Cuba cards to be made available under a single cover.” - from the Introduction. Contents: The Irnportance of Baby's First Year - The Importance of Sucking for a Baby - Crying - Tantrums - Affection, Development and Learning -Eating - Toilet Training - Teaching Your Child Hygiene - Play - Fear and T imidity - Helping Your Child Outgrow Selfishness - Jealousy - Obedience - Punishment - Affectionate Family Atmosphere. Spine sunned else very good. Scarce. 60.00

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13 BUCKLEY, William, Jr. OAKES, Blackford) Mongoose, R.I.P. A Blackford Oakes Novel., signed in dj.
Random House, New York, 1987, ISBN:0394559312 
BUCKLEY, William, Jr. Mongoose, R.I.P. : A Blackford Oakes Novel. NY: Random House, (1987). First US Edition. Pp. [10],(1)-322,[4]. 8vo, tan cloth with black lettering to spine. A volume in the Blackford Oakes series of thrillers, set in Cuba as Castro plots revenge for his humilation in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Vg in dj. Inscribed by the author on a bookplate on the ffep. 25.00

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14 BURTON, Hal Morro Castle: Tragedy at Sea
Viking Press, New York, 1973, ISBN:0670489603 
BURTON, Hal. The Morro Castle: Tragedy at Sea. New York: Viking Press, (1973). First US printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(1),[1]-182. Illustrated with 8 pages of plates. 8vo, black cloth with yellow and white lettering to spine. "It was September 1934. The pinch of the depression was just starting to be felt, and to escape the gloom more than three hundred people signed up for a "whoopee cruise" from New York to Cuba aboard the Ward Line's luxurious Morro Castle, reputed to be "one of the safest ships afloat." On the last night of the cruise, tragedy struck. A storm of hurricane strength had been buildingup all day, preoccupying the crew. That evening the captain died of a sudd en heart attack. Then, with the ship only twenty miles from the entrance toNew York Harbor, a fire of undetermined and suspicious origin broke out in a locker room amidships, and within minutes the Morro Castle was a floatin g torch... Author Hal Burton, who as a young reporter covered the story forthe New York Daily News, has gathered eyewitness reports from living survi vors, records from Ward Line logs, and testimony given at hearings that followed the fire to write a compelling and devastating account, complete withheroes and villains, of one of the great maritime disasters in American hi story." -from the dj. Very good in nicked, unclipped dust jacket. 45.00

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15 CABLE, Mary Black Odyssey: The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad. 2nd Penguin pbk
Penguin, New York, 1997, 
CABLE, Mary. Black Odyssey : The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad . (New York) : Penguin Books, (1997). Second Penguin Printing. Pp 183. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. "On June 28, 1839, the slave ship Amistad sailed form Havana bearing a valuable cargo of fifty-three black people and a fortune in gold dubloons. Her destination was the Cuban coastal town of Puerto Principe, but she never reached it; for by July 2 the captain was dead and the Amistad had been seized by the slaves. Weeks later, a mystery ship appeared off the coast of New England, manned by cutlass-carrying blacks who could neither identify themselves nor declare what their intentions might be..." -from the cover. Very good. 10.00

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16 CABRERA INFANTE, Guillermo LEVINE, Suzanne Jill (trans.) View of Dawn in the Tropics. US in dj
Harper & Row, 1978, ISBN:0060106220 
CABRERA INFANTE, Guillermo. View of Dawn in the Tropics. Translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine. NY: Harper & Row, (1978). First US Edition. Pp. 145. 8vo, greem cloth boards, beige cloth spine with gilt titles. Vgin price-clipped dj (small closed tear to lower front panel). 30.00

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17 CALDER, Nigel. Cuba : A Cruising Guide. Revised Edition, softcover
Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England, 1999, ISBN:0852884133 
CALDER, Nigel. Cuba : A Cruising Guide. St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England : Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd, (1999). Revised Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-264,(8),+ 12 pp colour plates. Maps. Index. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated white and brown card covers, lettered in white, blue and green. "Cubais a unique island at a turning point in its history. It is almost the las t major destination in the Caribbean unexplored by the cruising community. For thirty-five years this island on the doorstep of America has been off-limits - tantalizing Shangri-La hidden behind an iron curtain of gunboats and coastal defenses. In recent years, the iron curtain has been lifted; tourists, including sailors, are welcome. The one remaining bar to cruising theisland has been the lack of a good, widely-available, cruising guide. But not anymore. "Cuba: a Cruising Guide" dispels the navigational fog that haslong surrounded the island. In researching this guide Nigel Calder left no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail, wich has made his othe r books international best sellers, shows in every page. The information inthis book is condensed from over $3,000 in cuban, american and british cha rts, supplemented with archival materials from the British Admiralty and the DMA, and checked, tested and corrected with the latest in satellite-basedchartmaking technology. This 1999 revised edition contains a large number of revisions, an updated introductory section and includes the addition of a section of colour plates. There are almost 200 sketch charts, showing details of well over 200 anchorages, with entry waypoints for each and every one. The charts are supplemented by excellent horizon sketches drawn by Nigel's artist wife, Teresa Frisbie-Calder. There has never been a cruising guide with sketch charts of this caliber, or with this amount of detail. This guide sets a new standard. For anyone contemplating or planning a cruise inCuban waters, it is an absolutely indispensable resource. With this book, the navigational mysteries surrounding Cuba are dispersed once and for all,and the island is finally opened up to full enjoyment by cruising sailors worldwide." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. Background information. 2. Information for the navigator. 3. Passage-making to Cuba; the MarinaHemingway and Havana. 4. Marina Hemingway to Cabo San Antonio and the west ern capes. 5. Cabo Francés to Casilda, including the Golfo de Batabano. 6. Golfo de Ana María and Golfo de Guacanayabo south to Cabo Cruz. 7. Cabo Cruz to Punta Maisí. 8. Punta Maisí to Punta Maternillos. 9. Punta Maternillosto Cayo Bahía de Cádiz. 10. Cayo Bahía de Cádiz to the Marina Hemingway. V ery good. 50.00

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Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron.  First Edition., CAMERON, George Frederick.
18 CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. First Edition.
Lewis W. Shannon / Alexander Moore, Kingston / Boston , 1887, 1887 
CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. Kingston : Lewis W. Shannon / Boston : Alexander Moore, 1887. First Edition. "Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston." Pp (20),[1]-295,(1). 8vo, green pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt.

Watters p. 32, Rhodenizer p. 883.

George Frederick Cameron (b. September 24, 1854, New Glasgow, Pictou County Nova Scotia - d. September 17, 1885, Kingston, Ontario) a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist.

"In accordance with the last wishes of the author, the first portion of his manuscript is here submitted to vour judgment. This volume represents about one fourth of his life work. If it is well received, the rest will follow in due course. This is a Canadian contribution to our common literature, and I hope that it may be thought by the old world a worthy interpreter of our younger and broader national life." - from the preface.

Arranged in the following sections :

Lyrics of Freedom (pp 3-60).
I. Cuba.
II. Russia.
III. France.
IV. Columbia.
V. Erin.

Lyrics of Love (pp 61-136).
Adelphi (pp 137-146).
Lyrics in Pleasant Places and Other Places (pp 147-223)
Ysolte (pp 225-248). Lyrics on Death (pp 249-274).
Sacred (pp 275-278).

His Last Lyrics (pp 280-294).
L'Envoi – To the Poets of the Past and Future.

The poems include:
"My Political Faith",
" Justice",
"Columbia vs. Freedom",
"Nay, Strike Again",
"The Cuban Dead",
"Alexis Romanoff ",
"Columbia - Russia !",
"The Czar",
"To The Czar",
"Bunker Hill",
"Amoris Finis",
"The Beacon Hill Coquette",
"Cursed be the Bigotry",
"The Mayflower",
"Edgar Allen Poe",
"Quid Refert?",
"McDonald Clarke",
"Three Sonnets: On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874" (pp.172-174),
"To John Rhode. A Postal",
"Tybee" [Tybee Island, Georgia],
"The 'Week' vs. Wendell Phillip",
"To Wendell Phillips",
"The Poet's Reason",
"Bunker Hill, 1885",
"To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale",
"Lord Byron"
and many more.

George Frederick Cameron [1854-1885] was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854, and moved with his family to Boston in the spring of 1869. He entered the Boston University of Law in 1872, worked as a lawyer in Boston until 1882, when he entered Queen's University and was the prize poet in 1883. In March 1883, he became Editor of the Kingston News. He died of heart disease on the 17th of September, 1885.

Lightly rubbed, a little wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good in a solid original binding.. 150.00

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19 CAPABLANCA, J. R. My Chess Career. First Edition
G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. / The Macmillan Compay, London / New York, 1920, 
CAPABLANCA, J. R. My Chess Career. London : G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. / New York : The Macmillan Compay, 1920. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,[1]-212,(4), frontispiece (with tissue guard). Illustrated. blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, rounded corners. José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (b. November 19, 1888, Havana – d. March 8, 1942, New York City) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. A chess prodigy, he is considered by many as one of the greatest players of all time,widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Conte nts : Preface by J. du Mont. Author's Note. Part I : 1. Introductory. 2. The Match with J. Corzo. 3. The Years 1906-1908. 4. The Match with Marshall. 5. The Period of Evolution. The San Sebastian Tournament of 1911. 6. The Period of Transition. Part II : The Period of Full Development. 7. Second Visit to Europe. 8. Up to and Including Manhattan Chess Club Masters Tournament. 9. The Match with Kostic and the Hastings Victory Congress. Conclusion. Spine ends and edges worn, else very good. 35.00

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Lost Steps, The. First American Edition in dustjacket, CARPENTIER, Alejo de Onis, Harriet, trans.
20 CARPENTIER, Alejo de Onis, Harriet, trans. Lost Steps, The. First American Edition in dustjacket
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1956, 
CARPENTIER, Alejo. The Lost Steps. Translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onís. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First American Edition. Pp (6),[v]-vi,(2),[3]-278,(2). 8vo [141 x 216 mm], green cloth spine, olive-green paper-covered boards, gilt decoration to front board, silver and gilt lettering to spine. Alejo Carpentier y Valmont (1904-1980) was a Cuban novelist, essay writer, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period. He was among the first practitioners of magical realism and exerted a decisive influence on the works of younger Latin American writers. "Already an enormous critical success in France andthe Spanish-speaking countries, The Lost Steps belongs on the small shelf of this century's truly distinguished fiction, a disillusioned and wearied man of our day tries to find a new way of life in one of the few remaining truly primitive areas of our worid - the upper reaches of a great South American river. The book is the story of his search, his adventures, his findings, and his final achievement of decision Writing with impressive and fascinating erudition, Alejo Carpentier—master of a light, crisp style of enormous allusiveness—has produced a novel so original in concept and content asto prevent comparisons, though the names of Malcolm Lowry, W. H. Hudson, J ames Joyce, Franz Kafka, Andre Malraux, and Thomas Mann have been brought up by early readers. In its greatly various characters, in its deeply poeticevocation of background—which varies from New York to a South American cit y during a revolution and then to the depths of a fluvial jungle—and in purport and significance, The Lost Steps brings to American readers a novel and novelist of world-wide literary resonance." (from the dj).m Bottom quarter-inch of cloth sunned, else very good in spine browned, unclipped dustjacket. 75.00

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