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1 ABEL, James F. Office of Education Bulletin , 1930, No. 12. National Ministries of Education : Office of Education Bulletin , 1930, No.12
United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1930, 
ABEL, James F. National Ministries of Education. United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education, Bulletin, 1930, No. 12. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1930. Pp (2),iii-ix,(1),1-158. 8vo, grey card covers, black lettering to front cover, spine blank. Contents : 1. A brief history of the development of national ministries of education. 2. General characteristics of the office of minister and of the ministry of education. 3. Population, cultural, economic, and other conditions affecting the work of the ministry of education. 4. General functions of theministry of education. 5. The relation of the national ministry to element ary education. 6. The relation of the national ministry to secondary education. 7. The relation of the national ministry to higher education. 8. The Board of Education of England and Wales. 9. The Ministry of Public Instruction and Fine Arts in France. 10. The Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico. Appendix: I. Questionnaire sent through the Department of State to American consular offices abroad. II. Table showing the approximate population of each of the 73 main political divisions of the world. III. The organization of the ministry of sciences and of arts of Belgium. IV. A brief statement of the history and present legal status of the national ministry of education in each country. Ex-library (spine numbers, embossed library stamp), else very good. 50.00

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2 ABERT, James W., Lieut. GALVIN, John (edited by) Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845. ltd ed repr in blank dj.
John Howell, San Francisco, CA, 1970, 
ABERT, James W., Lieut. Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845 : The Journal of a U.S. Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist Extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and Their Wild West illustrate this book ; edited by John Galvin. (San Francisco, CA): John Howell Books, 1970. Pp. 77, colour frontis., + 2 folding maps and 21 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 4to, cream cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Limited to 5000 copies.The journal of a U.S. Army exploratory expedition through Comanche territo ry (Mexico and the fringes of American territory) in the middle of the nineteenth century. Vg in chipped, spine sunned and dampspotted blank white dj.50.00

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3 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First British Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1986, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips : Stories. London : William Heinemann, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. (10),[3]-195,(5), 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With extraordinary perception, grace and wry humour, Alice Adams explores the emotional reality of women's lives today. In stories that move between Mexico, Portugal, Spain, California and the South, her themes are thecomfort of friendship, the loneliness of a failing marriage, and the pain of loss--of love, youth, childhood dreams, the last chance for change." - from the dj. The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What YouOwn: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Best Friends", "Time i n Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Embossed gold sticker on flyleaf, some toning to pages,else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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4 AHUMADA, Raúl Cervantes Derecho Maritimo.
Editorial Herrero, México, 1984, ISBN:9684202547 
AHUMADA, Raúl Cervantes. Derecho Maritimo. México : Editorial Herrero, (1984). Primera edición reformada [Second Edition] Pp.(2),[iii]- xxx, (2),[1]-1006,(1, errata),(1) + folding forms. Tables, diagrams in text. Thick 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. Functionally the second editionas the 1970 first was only 774 pages. See Papadakis and Glassner, Internat ional Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliography: Supplement 410 forthe first edition. Raúl Cervantes Ahumada. (b. June 24, 1912, El Amole, Si naloa - d. April 4, 1997, México City) prominent Mexican jurist, educator and writer. Contents : Seccion Preliminar: I. El concepto del derecho maritimo. II. Referencias historicas. III. Guia bibliografica. IV. Vocabulario maritimo comercial espanol-inglés-francés. Seccion Primera : El Derecho Maritimo Constitucional e Internacinal. I. Niciones previas. II. Los espacios maritimos. III. Principales elementos documentales del Derecho Maritimo Internacional. IV. El nuevo derecho del mar. Seccion Secunda: El Derecho Maritimo Administrativo. I. Las autoridades maritimas. II. Los bienes del dominio maritimo. III. Los puertos maritimos. IV. El registro maritimo nacional. V.El regimen administrativo del buque. VI. El derecho de pesca. VII. Activid ades adauaneras sanitarias y migratorias. Seccion Tercera: El Derecho Maritimo Civil. I. Generalidades. II. Algunos actos civiles realizados en alta mar o en aguas extranjeras. Seccion Cuarta: El Derecho Maritimo Mercantil. Sub-Seccion Primera: Las Personas. Sub-Seccion Segunda: Las Cosas del Comercio Maritimo. Sub-Seccion Tercera: Los Contratos del Comercio Maritimo. I. El contrato de construccion del buque. II. El contrato de arrendamiento de buque. III. El transporte maritimo. IV. El contrato de remolque. V. Las compra-ventas maritimas. VI. El credito maritimo. VII. El seguro maritimo. VIII. Los accidentes del mar y contrato de salvamento. IX. Las averias. SeccionQuinta: Derecho Maritimo Laboral. I. Regimen del trabajo en el mar. Seccio n Sexta: Derecho Penal Maritimo. I. Nocones generales. II. Los delitos maritimos. Seccion Séptima: El Derecho Procesal Maritimo. I. Referencias historicas. II. Instituciones procesales maritimas especiales. Apendices. Text inSpanish. Tears to gutter of first few pages, else very good. 50.00

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5 ALLEN, E. A. Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races
Central Publishing House, Cincinnati, 1885, 
ALLEN, E. A. The Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races. Cincinnati : Central Publishing House, 1885. Pp (6),[3]-820,(4) + frontispiece, engraved title page, and 22 other full-page engravings. Also, 327 text illustrations. Thick 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Copyright by Ferguson, Alllen, and Rader, 1885. Emory Adams Allen (1853–1933). Helped by C.C. Abbott, M.D., Prof. Charles Rau, Prof. F.W. Putnam, Alexander Winchell, LL. D., A.F. Bandelier, Cyrus Thomas, and G.F.Wright. Contents : Chapter 1. Introduction. Difficulties of the subject—Lesson to be learned—The pursuit of knowledge—Recent advances—Prehistoric past of the Old World—Of the New—Of Mexico and the South—The Isles of the Pacific—Similar nature of the relics—The wonders of the present age—History of popular opinion on this subject—The teachings of the Bible—Nature of the evidence of man's antiquity—The steps leading up to this belief—Geology—Astronomy—Unfolding of life—Nature of our inquiry. Chapter 2. Early Geological Periods. Necessity of a general acquaintance with the outlines of Geology—A time in which no life was possibleon the globe—Length of this period—History of life commences at the close of this period—On the formation of rocks—The record imperfect—The three great periods in animal life on the globe—Paleozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Ideal scenes in this period—The Mesozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Advance noted—Abundance of reptilian life—First appearance of birds—Nature's methods of work—the Cenozoic Age Geologicaloutline—Sketch of the Eocene Age—Of the Miocene Age—What is sufficient pro of of the presence of man—Discussion on the Thenay flints—The Pliocene Age—Animal and vegetable life of this age—Was man present during this age?—Discussion of this subject—Summing up of the evidence—Conclusion. Chapter 3. Men of the River Drift. Beginning of the Glacial Age—Interglacial Age—Man living in Europe during this age—Map of Europe—Proof of former elevation of land—The animals living in Europe during this age—Conclusions drawn from these different animals—The vegetation of this period—Different climatic conditions of Europe during the Glacial Age—Proofs of the Glacial Age — Extent ofGlacial Ice—Evidence of warm Interglacial Age—The primitive state of man—E arly English civilization — Views of Horace— Primitive man destitute of metals — Order in which different materials were used by man for weapons — Evidence from the River Somme — History of Boucher De Perthes's investigations. Discussion of the subject — Antiquity of these remains — Improvement during the Paleolithic Age — Description of the flint implements — Other countries where these implements are found — What race of men were these tribes —The Canstadt race — Mr. Dawkins's views — When did they first appear in Eu rope? The authorities on this question — Conclusion. Chapter 4. Cave-Men. Other sources of information — History of cave explorations — The formation of caves — Exploration in Kent's Cavern — Evidence of two different races —The higher culture of the later race — Evidence of prolonged time — Explor ation of Robin Hood Cave — Explorations in Valley of the River Meuse — M. Dupont's conclusions — Explorations in the Valley of the Dordogne — The station at Schussenreid — Cave-men not found south of the Alps — Habitations ofthe Cave-men — Cave-men were hunters — Methods of cooking — Destitute of t he potter's art — Their weapons — Clothing — Their skill in drawing — Evidence of a government — Of a religious belief — Race of the Cave-men — Distinct from the Men of the Drift — Probable connection with the Eskimos. Chapter 5. Antiquity of the Paleolithic Age. Interest in the Antiquity of man — Connected with the Glacial Age — The subject difficult — Proofs of a GlacialAge — State of Greenland to-day — The Terminal Moraine — Appearance of the North Atlantic — Interglacial Age — Causes of the Glacial Age — Croll's Th eory — Geographical causes — The two theories not antagonistic — The date of the Glacial Age — Probable length of the Paleolithic Age — Time Since theclose of the Glacial Age — Summary of results. Chapter 6. The Neolithic Ag e in Europe. Close of the first cycle — Neolithic culture connected with the present — No links between the two ages — Long lapse of time between the two ages — Swiss lake villages — This form of villages widely scattered — Irish cranogs — Fortified villages — Implements and weapons of Neolithic times — Possessed of pottery — Neolithic agriculture — Possessed of domestic animals — Danish shell-heaps — Importance of flint — The art of navigation —Neolithic clothing — Their mode of burial — The question of race — Possibl e remnants — Connection with the Turanian race — Arrival of the Celts. Chapter 7. The Bronze Age in Europe. Races of Men, like Individuals — Gradual change of Neolithic Age to that of Bronze — The Aryan family — First Aryans Neolithic — Origin of Bronze — How Great discoveries are made — Gold the first metal — Copper abundant — No Copper Age — The discovery of Tin — Explanation of an Alloy — Bronze, wherever found, the same composition — What is meant by the Bronze Age — Knowledge in other directions — Gradual Growth ofCulture — Three Centers of Bronze production — Habitations during the Bron ze Age — The Bronze Ax — Implements of Bronze — Personal ornaments — Ornaments not always made of Bronze — Advance in Arts of living — Advance in Agriculture — Warlike Weapons — How they worked Bronze — Advance in Government — Trade in the Bronze Age — Religion of the Bronze Age — Symbolical figures— Temples of the Bronze Age — Stonehenge. Chapter 8. The Iron Age in Europ e. Bronze not the best metal — Difficulties attending the discovery of Iron— Probable steps in this discovery — Where this discovery was first made — Known in Ancient Egypt — How this knowledge would spread — Iron would not drive out Bronze — The primitive Iron-worker — The advance in government — Pottery and ornaments of the Iron Age — Weapons of early Iron Age — The battle-field of Tilfenau — Trade of early Iron Age — Invention of Money — Invention of Alphabetic Writing — Invasion of the Germanic Tribes — The cause of the Dark Ages — Connection of these three ages — Necessity of believing in an Extended Past — Attempts to determine the same — Tiniere Delta — Lake Bienne — British Fen-lands — Maximum and Minimum Data — Mr. Geikie's conclusions — The Isolation of the paleolithic Age. Chapter 9. Early Man in America. Conflicting accounts of the American Aborigines — Recent discoveries — Climate of California in Tertiary Times — Geological changes near its close— Description of Table Mountain — Results of the discoveries there — The C alaveras skull — Other relics — Discussion of the question — Early Californians Neolithic — Explanation of this — Date of the Pliocene Age — Other discoveries bearing on the Antiquity of man — Dr. Koch's discovery — Discoveries in the Loess of Nebraska — In Greene County, Illinois — In Georgia — Difficulties in detecting a Paleolithic Age in this country — Dr. Abbott's discoveries — Paleolithic Implements of the Delaware — Age of the deposits — The race of Paleolithic man — Ancestors of the Eskimos — Comparison of Paleolithic Age in this country with that in Europe — Eskimos one of the oldest races in the World. Chapter 10. The Mound Builders. Meaning of "Mound Builders" — Location of Mound Building tribes — All Mounds not the work of men —Altar Mounds — Objects found on the Altars — Altar Mounds possibly burial Mounds — Burial Mounds — Mounds not the only Cemeteries of these tribes — Terraced Mounds — Cahokia Mound — Historical notice of a group of Mounds — The Etowal group — Signal Mounds — Effigy Mounds — How they represented different animals — Explanation of the Effigy Mounds — Effigy Mounds in other localities — Inclosures of the Scioto Valley — At Newark, Ohio — At Marietta, Ohio — Graded Ways — Fortified Inclosures — Ft. Ancient, Ohio — Inclosures of Northern Ohio — Works of unknown import — Ancient Canals in Missouri —Implements and Weapons of Stone — Their knowledge of Copper — Ancient mini ng — Ornamental pipes — Their knowledge of pottery — Of Agriculture — Government and Religion — Hard to distinguish them from the Indians. Chapter 11.The Pueblo Country. Description of the Pueblo Country — Historical outline — Description of Zuñi — Definition of a Pueblo — Old Zuñi — Inscription Ro ck — Pueblo of Jemez — Historical notice of Pecos — Description of the Moqui tribes — The Estufa — Description of the San Juan country — Aztec Springs— In the Canyon of the McElmo — The Ruins on the Rio Mancos — On Hovenweep Creek — Description of a Cliff-house — Cliff Town — Cave Houses — Ruins on the San Juan — Cave Town — The Significance of Cliff-houses — Moqui tradit ions — Ruins in Northern New Mexico — Ruins in the Chaco Cañon — Pueblo Bonito — Ruins in South-western Arizona — The Rio Verde Valley — Casa Grande —Ruins on the Gila — Culture of the Pueblo Tribes — Their Pottery — Superio rity of the Ancient pottery — Conclusion. Chapter 12. The Prehistoric Americans. Different views on this Subject — Modern System of Government — Ancient System of Government — Tribal Government universal in North America — The Indians not Wandering Nomads — Indian houses Communal in character — Indian Methods of Defense — Mandan Villages — Indians sometimes erected Mounds — Probable Government of the Mound Builders — Traditions of the Mound Builders among the Iroquois — Among the Delawares — Probable fate of the Mound Builders — The Natchez Indians possibly a remnant of the Mound Builders — Their early Traditions — Lines of resemblance between the Pueblo Tribes and the Mound Builders — The origin of the Indians — America Inhabited by the Indians from a very early time — Classification of the Indian Tribes — Antiquity of the Indian Tribes. Chapter 13. The Nahua Tribes. Early Spanish discoveries in Mexico — The Nahua tribes defined — Climate of Mexico — The Valley of Anahuac — Ruins at Tezcuco — The Hill of Tezcocingo — Ruins at Teotihuacan — Ancient Tulla — Ruins in the Province of Querataro — Casa Grandes inChihuahua — Ancient remains in Sinaloa — Fortified Hill of Quemada — The P yramid of Cholula — Fortified Hill at Xochicalco — Its probable use — Ruinsat Monte Alban — Ancient remains at Mitla — Mr. Bandelier's investigations — Traditions in regard to Mitla — Ruins along the Panuco River — Ruins in Vera Cruz — Pyramid of Papantla — Tusapan — Character of Nahua Ruins. Chapter 14. The Maya Tribes. The geographical location of the Maya tribes — Description of Copan — Statue at Copan — Altar at Copan — Ruins at Quiriga — Patinamit — Utatlan — Description of Palenque — The Palace at Palenque — The Temple of the Three Inscriptions — Temple of the Beau-relief — Temple of the Cross — Temple of the Sun — Maler's Temple of the Cross — Significance ofthe Palenque crosses — Statue at Palenque — Other ruins in Tobasco and Chi apas — Ruins in Yucatan — Uxmal — The Governor's House — The Nunnery — Roomin Nunnery — The Sculptured Façades — Temple at Uxmal — Kabah — Zayi — Lab na — Labphak — Chichen-Itza — The Nunnery — The Castillo — The Gymnasium — M. Le Plongon's researches — The tradition of the Three Brothers — Chaac-Mal — Antiquity of Chichen-Itza. Chapter 15. The Culture of the Civilized Tribes. Different views on this question — Reasons for the same — Their architecture — Different styles of houses — The communal house — The teepan — Theteocalli — State of society indicated by this architecture — The gens amon g the Mexicans — The phratry among the Mexicans — The tribe — The powers and duties of the council — The head chiefs of the tribe — The duties of the "Chief-of-Men" — The mistake of the Spaniards — The Confederacy — The idea of property among the Mexicans — The ownership of land — Their laws — Enforcement of the laws — Outline of the growth of the Mexicans in power — Theirtribute system — How collected — Their system of trade — Slight knowledge of metallurgy — Religion — Quetzalcohuatl — Huitzilopochtli — Mexican priesthood — Human sacrifice — The system of Numeration — The calendar system — The Calendar Stone — Picture-writing — Landa Alphabet — Historical outline.Chapter 16. Ancient Peru. First knowledge of Peru — Expeditions of Pizarro — Geography of Peru — But a small part of it inhabitable — The tribes of a ncient Peru — How classified — Sources of our knowledge of Peru — Garcillaso De La Vega — Origin of Peruvian civilization — The Bolson of Cuzco — Historical outline — Their culture — Divided into phratries and gentes — Government — Efforts to unite the various tribes — Their system of colonies — Theroads of the Incas — The ruins of Chimu — The arts of the Chimu people — T he manufacture of Pottery — Excavation at Ancon — Ruins in the Huatica Valley — The construction of a Huaca — The ruins at Pachacamac — The Valley of the Canete — The Chincha Islands — Tiahuanuco — Carved gateway — The Islandof Titicaca — Chulpas — Aboriginal Cuzco — Temple of the Sun — The Fortres s — General remarks. Edges lightly worn, penned name, else very good. NOTE:Some extra shipping will be needed for this hefy volume. 120.00

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6 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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7 AMERASINGHE, H.S. STAVROPOULOS, C.A. LEE, Roy S. VARGAS, Jorge A. (trans.) Las Naciones Unidas y el Mar.
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores ; UNITAR, México, 1974, 
AMERASINGHE, H.S., C.A. STAVROPOULOS, and Roy S. LEE. Las Naciones Unidas yel Mar ; H.S. Amerasinghe, C. A. Stavropoulos, Roy S. Lee y el equipo de U NITAR ; traduccion de Jorge A. Vargas. México : Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores; UNITAR, 1974. Pp. 167. 8vo, illustrated white and blue card covers. Number 2 in the Cuestiones Internacionales Contemporareas series. No.716of a limited edition of 2000. Some wear to extremities, else very good. 50 .00

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8 ANDERSON, Kent. Liquor, Guns and Ammo. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Dennis McMillan Publications, Tucson, AZ, 1998, ISBN:0939767295 
ANDERSON, Kent. Liquor, Guns and Ammo. (Tucson, AZ): Dennis McMillan Publications, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-296. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'Liquor, Guns & Ammo' brings together a diverse group of Anderson's writings: previously unpublished chapters from both 'Sympathy'and 'Night Dogs', non-fiction articles on blood sports and bloodthirsty me n (cock-fighting, bull-fighting, outlaw motorcycle gangs, soldiers of fortune, militia groups) as well as an award-winning travel piece on Mexico's Copper Canyon, the screenplay 'Shank', and', fnially, notes toward a novel-in-progress, the third volume of the trilogy that began with 'Sympathy for the Devil' and 'Night Dogs'." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part 1: Non-Fiction: "Horse Notes (1997)"; "Blood & Redemption (1983)"; "Cockfight in Deming (1984)"; "Barranca del Cobre (1987)"; "Making War, Not Love (1980)"; "Night Maneuvers (1981)"; "Call It Neglect of Duty (1983)"; "Introduction to Trips (1994)"; "Sturgis (1989)". Part 2: Screenplay: "Shank (1990-91)". Part 3: Fiction: "Outtakes from 'Sympathy for the Devil' (1980-81)"; "Outtakesfrom 'Night Dogs' (1990-93)". Very good in dustjacket. Signed without insc ription by Anderson on the title page. 50.00

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9 ANNAHEIM, Hans GOHL, Heinrich, photos Alaska - Mexico : La grande-route transcontinentale panaméricaine d'Anchorage en Alaska a Oaxaca au Mexique méridional. in dustjacket
Editions Mondo, Lausanne, 1969, 
ANNAHEIM, Hans. Alaska - Mexico : La grande-route transcontinentale panaméricaine d'Anchorage en Alaska a Oaxaca au Mexique méridional. Photos Heinrich Gohl. Texte Prof. Dr Hans Annaheim. (Lausanne) : Editions Mondo, (1969). Pp (7),8-[180]. Illustrated with 74 tipped-in colour plates. Maps. 4to, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, and gilt compass to front board. Text inFrench. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CA NADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Mino r spotting to edges, else very good in edge-browned dustjacket. 40.00

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Anza Conquers the Desert : The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California and the Founding of San Francisc 1774 to 1776.  in dj, ANZA, Juan Bautista de]. POURADE, Richard F. POURADE, Richard F.
10 ANZA, Juan Bautista de]. POURADE, Richard F. POURADE, Richard F. Anza Conquers the Desert : The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California and the Founding of San Francisc 1774 to 1776. in dj
Copley Press, 1971, ISBN:0378028510 1971 0378028510 / 9780378028516 
[ANZA, Juan Bautista de]. POURADE, Richard F. Anza Conquers the Desert : The Anza Expeditions from Mexico to California and the Founding of San Francisco 1774 to 1776. San Diego : The Copley Press, (1971). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii,(2),3-216. Illustrated throughout. Large 8vo, rose cloth with small pictoral onlay to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. With map end-papers.

Richard (Frederick?) Pourade (b. ca 1909, Mexico), historian, editor emeritus of The San Diego Union.

Juan Bautista de Anza Bezerra Nieto (b. July 6/7, 1736, Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico - d. December 19, 1788, Arizpe, Mexico).

Juan Bautista de Anza is credited with opening an overland route from Northern Mexico to California, forging through some of the most inhospitable land in America at the time, in particular, the Great Desert.


Book I. The Road of the Devil :
An Unclaimed Empire -
Challenge of the Desert -
Triumph of a Trail.

Book II. The Promise of the Land :
Colonists for California -
Down the Gila River -
World of the Colorado -
Drama in the Snow -
The Sun of San Gabriel.

Book III. The City on the Hills :
The San Francisco Colony -
Heritage of a Desert Crossing.
With index.

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11 ARAUJO, Rolando, Miguel RODRIGUEZ, y Hugo SOLIS Ediciones de la Universidad de Yucatan, Serie Origo) RODRIGUEZ, Mugel SOLIS, Hugo I Chol Kin
Universidad de Yucatan, Merida, 1965, 
ARAUJO, Rolando, Miguel RODRIGUEZ, y Hugo SOLIS. I Chol Kin . Prologo por Jose Solis Lugo. Perspectivas por Wolfgang Cordan. Merida : Universidad de Yucatan, 1965. Pp. (2),[1]-119,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with french flaps. Ediciones de la Universidad de Yucatan, Serie Origo. Text in Spanish. Covers lightly rubbed, else vg. 25.00

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12 ARRELLANO Z., Manuel. Rotonda de los Hombres Illustres : Consejo Consultivo de la Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres.
Consejo Consultivo de la Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres, Mexico, 1986, 
ARRELLANO Z., Manuel. Rotonda de los Hombres Illustres : Consejo Consultivode la Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres. Iconografia y Datos Biograficos pre parados por Mnuel Arellano Z. Mexico: Consejo Consultivo de la Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres, 1986. Pp. (4),5-263,(5). Illustrated. 4to, decorated grey card covers wtih black and purple lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Text in Spanish. Includes biographical sketches of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Juan Alvarez, Eligio Ancona, Agustin Aragon, Mariano Arista, Ponciano Arriaga, Manuel Aspiroz, Mariano Azuela, Joaquin Baranda, Gabino Barreda, Felipe B. Berriozabal, Calixto Bravo, Emilio Carranza, Nabor Carrillo, Julian Carrillo Trujillo, Alfonso Caso Andrade, Antonio Caso Andrade, Rosario Castellanos, Cesareo Castro, Jose Ceballos, Carlos Chavez Ramirez, Francisco Javier Clavijero, Diodoro Corella, Santos Degollado Sanchez, Juan Jose De la Garza, Manuel De la Pena y Pena, Francisco Diaz Covarrubias, Salvador Diaz Miron Ibanez, Mariano Escobedo, Genaro Estrada, Virginia Fabregas, Ricardo Magon Flores, Valentin Gomez Farias,Manuel Gonzalez, Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, Ignacio Gonzalez Guzman, En rique Gonzalez Martinez, Jesus Gonzalez Ortega, Donato Guerra, Agustin LaraAguirre y Pino, Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada, Pedro Letechipia, Ramon Lopez V elarde, Jose Maria Mata, Juan A. Mateos M., Juan N. Mendez M., Ignacio Mejia, Francisco Montes de Oca, Jose Maria Luis Mora, Gerardo Murillo, Miguel Negrete, Amado Nervo, Jaime Nuno, Melcho Ocampo, Pedro Ogazon Rubio, Isaac Ochoterena, Juan O'Gorman, Jose Clemente ORozco, Manuel Jose Orthon Vargas, Carlos Pacheco, Carlos Pellicer, Angela Peralta, Basilio Perez Gallardo, Jose Maria Pino Suarez, Manuel M. Ponce, Guillermo Prieto, Rafael Ramirez Castaneda, Ignacio Ramirez, Carlo Ramirez Ulloa, Miguel Ramos Arizpe, Silvestre Revueltas, Alfonso Reyes Ochoa, Vicente Riva Palacio, Diego Rivera, Sostenes Rocha, Antonio Rosales, Juventino Rosas Cadena, Arturo Rosenblueth Stearns, Carlos Rovirosa, Miguel Ruelas, Moises Saenz, Rosendo Salazar, Francisco Sarabia, Justo Sierra Mendez, Pablo Sidar, Jose Juan Tablada, Jaime Torres Bodet, Gregorio Torres Quinter, Luis G. Urbina, Jesus Urueta, Basilio Vadillo, Ignacio Luis Vallarta, Felipe Villaneuva, and Augustin Yanez. Faint soiling to bottom edge, else very good. Uncommon. Due to its weight, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders.75.00

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13 ARTAUD, Antonin Batterien 47 CARDOZA Y ARAGON, Luis Werke in Einzelausgaben 7 Mexiko : Die Tarhahumaras revolutionare Botschaften Briefe. Mit einem Essay von Luis Cardoza y Aragon. Herausgegeben von Bernd Mattheus in dj.
Matthes & Seitz Verlag, Munchen, 1992, ISBN:3882212594 
ARTAUD, Antonin. Mexiko : Die Tarhahumaras revolutionare Botschaften Briefe. Mit einem Essay von Luis Cardoza y Aragon. Herausgegeben von Bernd Matth eus. (München): Matthes & Seitz Verlag, (1992). Pp. [i]-xxix,(1),[3]-351,(3), + 4 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with white lettering to spine. Batterien 47. Antonin Artaud Werke in Enzelausgaben 7. Text in German. Faint staining to fore-edge, else vg in dj. 30.00

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14 AUSTEN, Peter. Wild, Wild Wets. ill card covers.
Heritage House, 2002, ISBN:1894384407 
AUSTEN, Peter. Wild, Wild Wets : An aquaphiliac at the end of his paddle. (Surrey, B.C.): Heritage House, (2002). First Edition. Pp 144. Illustrated with photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "This hilarious odyssey through Europe, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Australia combines remarkable characters, cultures, and history with fantastic places, animal encounters,environmentalism, and above all, adventure." -from the cover. Covers rubbe d, small stain to fore-edge, ow vg. 12.50

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15 AVEDON, Richard AVEDON, Richard In the American West 1979-1984. First Edition in acetate dustjacket
Abrams, New York, 1985, ISBN:0810923017 
AVEDON, Richard. In the American West 1979-1984. New York : Harry N. Abrams, (1985). First Edition. Pp (172, including one foldout). Unpaginated. Illustrated with black & white portraits. Folio, brown cloth with b&w portraitsmounted on front and rear covers. Texts by Avedon (a two-page foreword) an d Laura Wilson ("Background", 15 pages). The West for Avedon's purpose comprises Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. His subjects include waitresses, prisoners, a grave digger, a Los Alamos scientist (Emory J. Stovall), carneys, drifters, miners, oilfield workers, some livstock (now longer live), and others. Near fine in a cetate dustjacket. 250.00

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16 BAILLY, Serge et Didier BEAUFORT BEAUFORT, Didier Media Resistance : Un echo pour les voix discordantes
Editions Karthala, Paris, 2000, ISBN:2845860153 
BAILLY, Serge et Didier BEAUFORT. Média Résistance : Un echo pour les voix discordantes . Paris: Éditions Karthala, (2000). Pp. [1]-326,(2). 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A selection of media case studies throughout theeastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, with chapters relating to: Bu rkina Faso, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkey, Nigeria, Chad, Zambia, Morocco, Gambia, Burundi, Haiti, Kosovo, Iran, India, Palestine, Mexico, Mali, Hungary, Israel, &c. Text in French. Vg. 45.00

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17 BANDELIER, Adolph Francis Archaeological Reconnaissance into Mexico in the year 1881. 2nd ed.
Cupples and Hurd, Publishers; The Algonquin Press, Boston, 1885, 
BANDELIER, A(dolph) F(rancis). An Archaeological Reconnaissance into Mexicoin the year 1881 . With many illustrations. Boston: Cupples and Hurd, Publ ishers; The Algonquin Press, [n.d. - mid-1880s?]. Second Edition. Pp. (4),[i]-x,[1]-326,(26) of ads at rear, frontis., + 25 p. of plates (1 of which is folding). Includes many textual illustrations. 8vo, red pebbled cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. An account of the Swiss-born American archaeologist's excurision into Mexico in the early part of the 1880s, beginning at the mouth of the Rio Grande near the city of Tampico,before progressing southward towards Mexico City. The bulk of the volume d etails his archaeological reconnaissance in and around the Cholula region (presently located in the state of Puebla). It finishes with a brief accountof Bandelier's venture to Mitla (in Oaxaca). Spine publisher reads "Cupple s, Upham and Co.", while on the title page, it states "Cupples and Hurd". Spine ends nicked, some light fraying to extremities, two damp splotches near top edge of front board, some rubbing, inner hinges cracked, pp. 65-80 nearly detached, inked note to ffep, else vg. 400.00

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18 BANKS, Richard C University of California Publications in Zoology Volume 70. Geographic Variation in the White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia Leucophrys. ex-lib.
University of California Press, 1964, 
BANKS, Richard C. Geographic Variation in the White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia Leucophrys. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1964. Pp 123. 8vo, printed card covers. University of California Publications in Zoology Volume 70. Ex-library (inkstamps, blindstamp, pouch, spine label), slightly cocked, else vg. 25.00

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19 BEALS, Ralph Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 142 Contemporary Culture of the Cáhita Indians Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 142
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1945, 
BEALS, Ralph. The Contemporary Culture of the Cáhita Indians. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 142. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1945. Pp. 244. With 20 pp. of plates. 8vo, grey card covers, black titles to front and spine. Errata slip tipped in at the inside front cover. Spine sunned to brown, owner's name and publication date inked to front, else vg. 25.00

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20 BECK, John H., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Percussion : Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 947
Garland Publishing, New York & London, 1995, ISBN:0824047885 
BECK, John H., (ed.). Encyclopedia of Percussion. New York & London : Garland Publishing, Inc. (1995). Pp (4),v-xi,(3),3-436. 8vo, red cloth boards, cream cloth spine, gilt lettering to front, red lettering to spine. Volume 947 in the Garland Reference Library of the Humanities series. An illustrated reference to percussion instruments and music, the bulk of which consistsof 28 articles on specific topics giving references to further reading. 3, 000 musical terms and forms are defined, terms are noted in English, German, French and Italian, when relevant, and practical tips are given on the use of a range of instruments. Encyclopedia of Percussion:,2nd edition, updates and enlarges the only comprehensive encyclopedia covering all of the major percussion instruments, the volume is divided into 4 major sections: an alphabetical dictionary of percussion instruments and terms; illustrations of key percussion instruments; longer, individual articles on key members of the percussion family, from Bass Drum to Xylophone, written by leading percussionists and scholars; and finally, several appendices of terms and symbols and a comprehensive bibliography. This new edition is expanded to include new research in the field as well as increased coverage of electronic and world percussion instruments. Contents: Alphabetical listing of percussion instruments and terms -- Illustrations of percussion instruments -- Articles. The Basel drum -- The bass drum -- Brazil : percussion instruments --Calfskin heads : their history and manufacture -- Castanets -- Cymbals -- The drum set : a history -- Drum set players -- Electronic percussion -- Janissary music (Turkish music) -- The kettledrum -- Latin-American percussion -- Latin percussionists -- The marimba in Mexico and related areas -- Multiple percussion -- Percussion and dance -- Percussion ensembles -- The Percussive Arts Society : an historical perspective -- The plastic drumhead : its history and development -- The rope-tensioned drum in America -- The snare drum -- Steel band/pan -- The tambourine -- The tambourin provencal -- The triangle -- The vibraphone, vibraharp, and vibes -- Vibraphone players -- The xylophone -- Appendix A. Selections from Morris Arnold Lang and Larry Spivack, The dictionary of percussion terms ; Symbols ; Range of mallet instruments -- Appendix B. Table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian -- Appendix C. Published writings on methods for percussion. Ex library with usual library stamps, &c. Lighlt rubbed covers, else very good, clean. 60.00

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