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1 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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2 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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Home is the Sailor. First Edition in dustjacket, AMADO, Jorge DE ONIS, Harriet, trans.
3 AMADO, Jorge DE ONIS, Harriet, trans. Home is the Sailor. First Edition in dustjacket
1964, 
AMADO, Jorge. Home is the Sailor : The Whole Truth Concerning the Redoubtful Adventures of Captain Vasco Moscoso de Aragao, Master Mariner. Translated from the Portuguese by Harriet de Onís. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First American Edition. Pp 298. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt JA device to front board.

Krummes, Steamer Stories : An Annotated Bibliography of Steamship Fiction, 1845-2012 p. 7.

A novel.

"Good-natured, incompetent, friendly, and lustful - at sixty the crony of college students and high-living officials - Vasco Moscoso de Aragao laments that his life as the son of a wealthy merchant has brought him no rank, degree, or title. So - though Vasco has never made a sea voyage - a friend gets him a licence as a ship's captain. Moving to Periperi in the suburbs of Bahía, he takes up with relish the life of an honored, retired old sea dog surrounded by nautical instruments, sea-going uniforms, and listeners eager for his "reminiscences" of the oceans and exotic lands that he has visited. Vasco is so endlessly and colorfully inventive that only a few of his canniest neighbors begin to suspect the truth.

When the northbound good ship Ita comes into Bahía with her captain dead, Vasco - the only licenced captain in the area - is dragooned into completing her voyage up the coast to Belém as master (with the understanding that he will be free to call on the first mate for all important decisions). On the voyage, Vasco enjoys himselt, whiling away the time in social activities and in pursuing a lady passenger of forty, to whom he becomes engaged. But deceiving sailors turns out to be not so easy as dazzling landlubbers, and what t happens then and thereafter is almost (but not quite) beyond belief." - from the dj.

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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.
4 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.

Sections:

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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5 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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Um Engenheiro Frances no Brasil.  2 vols, ARBOUSSE-BASTIDE, Paul
6 ARBOUSSE-BASTIDE, Paul Um Engenheiro Frances no Brasil. 2 vols
José Olympio, 1960, 
ARBOUSSE-BASTIDE, Paul. Um Engenheiro Frances no Brasil. Rio de Janiero: José Olympio, 1960. In two volumes. Pp. 920. With 39 illustrations. Text in Portuguese. 8vo, white printed card covers, french flaps. Partially unopened. Obras Reunidas de Gilberto Freyre, 1st series. Browning to spines, ends chipped, front hinge just starting on Vol. II, slight waterstaining to spineof Vol. I, front sunned, else vg. for the two volumes 100.00

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7 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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8 AVENI, Anthony F., and Gary URTON (eds.). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Trupics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385
New York Academy of Sciences, New York , 1982, ISBN:0897661605 1982 
AVENI, Anthony F., and Gary URTON, (eds.). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Trupics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385. New York : The New York Academy of Sciences, 1982. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-365,(1),+ double-page plate. Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine.

Contents :
Introductory Remarks (by Anthony F. Aveni and Gary Urton, pp vii-ix).

Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth : A Weaver's Paradigm of the Mesoamerican Cosmos (by Cecilia F. Klein, pp 1-35).

Pyramid and Sacred Mountain (by Richard Fraser Townsend, pp 37-62).

Precision in the Layout of Maya Architecture* (by Anthony F. Aveni and Horst Hartung, pp 63-80).

Astronomy, Cosmovisión, and Ideology in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica (by Johanna Broda, pp 81-110).

The Zenith, the Mountain, the Center, and the Sea (by Clemency Coggins, pp 111-123).

A General Consideration of the Maya Correlation Question (by Beth A. Collea, pp 125-134).

The Double-Headed Dragon and the Sky A Pervasive Cosmological Symbol (by John B. Carlson, pp 135-163).

Astronomical Models of Social Behavior Among Some Indians of Colombia (by G. Reichel Dolmatoff, pp 165-181).

The Pleiades and Scorpius in Barasana Cosmology (by Stephen Hugh-Jones, pp 183-201).

Catachillay : The Role of the Pleiades and of the Southern Cross and and Centauri in the Calendar of the Incas (by R,T, Zuidema, pp 203-229).

Astronomy and Calendrics on the Coast of Peru (by Gary Urton, pp 231-247).

Archaeoastronomy at Machu Picchu (by D.S. Dearborn and R.E. White, pp 249-259).

The Information System of Middle Horizon Quipus (by William J. Conklin, pp 261-281).
Ethnoastronomy of the Eastern Bororo Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil (by Stephen M. Fabian, p p 283-301).

Astronomical Alignments in Medieval Islamic Religious Architecture (by David A. King, pp 303-312).

Ahu a 'Umi Heiau: A Native Hawaiian Astronomical and Directional Register (by Armando M. Silva and Rubellite K. Johnson, pp 313-331).

Summary: : Archaeoastronomy in the Tropics (by Owen Gingerich, pp 333-336).

The Tropical Zone: Land of Opportunity (by Sharon L. Gibbs, pp 337-341).

Archaeoastronomy, Ethnoastronomy, and the History of Science (by Stephen C. McCluskey, pp 343-351).

Culture Confronts Nature in the Dialectical World of the Tropics (by Billie Jean Isbell, pp 353-363).

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Archaeological Reconnaissance into Mexico in the year 1881.  2nd ed., BANDELIER, Adolph Francis
9 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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Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel.  First Edition, original cloth., BATES, Henry Walter
10 BATES, Henry Walter Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.
John Murray, London, 1863, 1863 
BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and white plates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustrated. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, all edges stained red.
Henry Walter Bates, b. February 8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom.

"The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishing in England.

"In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, for the purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates in London to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [...] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [...] I remained seven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [...] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface.

Spines of original cloth rebacked, new endpapers, plate opposite II-265 "Turtle-Fishing and Adventure with Alligator" missing (but replaced with a facsimile tipped in), repair to fold of folding map at rear of first volume, a couple instances of marginal smudging, else a very good, tidy set. 2,800.00

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11 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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12 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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13 BEEBE, William Zaca Venture. First Edition
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1938, 
BEEBE, William. Zaca Venture. With 24 Illustrations. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Co., (1938). First Edition. Pp 308. 8vo, blue cloth. Berra, William Beebe: An Annotated Bibliography XIX. Adventures and researches along thenorthwest coast of Mexico in the Zaca, a two-masted diesel schooner. Very good. 30.00

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My Rambles in the New World, BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans.
14 BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans. My Rambles in the New World
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1893, 1893 
BIART, Lucien. My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., St. Dunstan's House, [Aberdeen University Press], 1893. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-296, frontis. (with tissue guard), + 27 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial olive-green cloth with black-outlined gilt lettering to front and spine.

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

A travelogue by the French naturalist about his expedition through North and Central America, starting in Quebec on board the schooner Siren, and visiting numerous points in between. The bulk of this volume focuses on Biart's stay in western Mexico, and his encounters with the indigenous people of the region.

Contents:
1. Labrador (including Biart's encounters with the Esquimaux of the region );
2. A Canadian Family (with information on his travels on the St. Lawrence);
3. Niagara in Winter (which includes a short stop-over in Halifax);
4. San Francisco;
5. Tortoise Island;
6. A Waterspout at Sea;
7. Christmas Dayat Havannah;
8. From Havannah to New Orleans;
9. The Horse-Tamer;
10. Teno chtitlan;
11. The Pearl Forest;
12. The Tuxpango Cascade;
13. The Serpent-Charmer;
14. The Dead City;
15. The Unicorn;
16. The Grotto of the Toltecs;
17. Aztec Education.

Light bumping to spine ends, minor bubbling to upper portions of front board, faint soiling to rear board, pre-1900 gift inscription inked to flyleaf, else very good. 80.00


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15 BLANC, Cristina Szanton DONOHUE, John J., foreword KNUTSSON, Karl-Eric, preface Urban Children in Distress : Global Predicaments and Innovative Stragegies.pbk.
United Nations Children's Fund / UNICEF / Gordon and Breach, Yverdon, Switzerland, 1994, ISBN:2881246230 
BLANC, Cristina Szanton. Urban Children in Distress : Global Predicaments and Innovative Stragegies . [Foreword by John J. Donohue. Preface by Karl-Eric Knutsson]. (Yverdon, Switzerland): Gordon and Breach / UNICEF, (1994). Pp. [i]-xxx,1-481,(1). 8vo, illustrated red card covers. "Based on field work in five nations, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Kenya, and Italy, this volume uncovers the desperate situations facing street children, and offers critiques and recommendations for federal, municipal, and community action." - from the rear cover. Corner creasing to final few leaves, else vg. 30.00

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16 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 Bolaño Ávalos (1953 - 2003) was a Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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17 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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18 BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn. PAES, Wolf-Christian. Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business . First Edition
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2003, ISBN:0333999282 
BROMMELHORSTER, Jörn and Wolf-Christian PAES, (eds..). The Military as an Economic Actor : Soldiers in Business. (Basingstoke and New York) : PalgraveMacmillan, (2003). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xii,(1),1-223,(5). With many t ables and figures in the text. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.In the International Political Economy Series. Light wear to cloth, esle v ery good. 60.00 "Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis ofthis phenomenon, comparing experiences with 'military business' from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of 'military business' for civil-military relations, good governance and international development policies". 1. Soldiers in Business: An Introduction by Jörn Brömmelhörster &Wolf-Christian Paes 2. Military Business in Argentina by Thomas Scheetz 3. Soldiers as Businessmen : The Economic Activities of Central America's Mil itaries by Arnoldo Brenes Castro & Kevin Casas Zamora 4. The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Military Business Complex by Tai Ming Cheung 5. The Economicand Commercial Roles of the Vietnam People's Army; C.A.Thayer 6. Trifungsi : The Role of the Indonesian Military in Business by Leslie .McCulloch; 7. Power, Perks, Prestige and Privileges: The Military's Economic Activities in Pakistan by Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha; 8. Praetorians or Profiteers? : The Role of Entrepreneurial Armed forces in Congo - Kinshasa by Wolf-Christian Paes & Timothy M. Shaw ; 9. The Largest European Army in Business: The Case ofRussia; Ksenia Gonchar; 10. Conclusions by Jörn Brömmelhörster & Wolf-Chri stian.Paes With Notes, Bibliography, Index. Light wear to cloth, esle very good. 60.00

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19 BURGER, Otto Prof. Dr. Aus der Wildnis des Huemuls : Erlebnisse und Abenteuer unter den Kolonistenund Indianern Chiles
Deutsche Buchwerkstätten, Dresden , 1924, 
BURGER, Otto Prof. Dr. Aus der Wildnis des Huemuls : Erlebnisse und Abenteuer unter den Kolonisten und Indianern Chiles. Dresden : Deutsche Buchwerkstätten, 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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Art and Life in Ancient Mexico. in dj, BURLAND, C.A. HOUSTON, James, from library of
20 BURLAND, C.A. HOUSTON, James, from library of Art and Life in Ancient Mexico. in dj
Bruno Cassirer, Oxford , 1948, 
BURLAND, C.A. Art and :ife in Ancient Mexico. With 47 Halftone Illustrations and many Line drawings. Oxford : Bruno Cassirer, (1948). Pp 112. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, rust cloth spine, illustrated grey boards. Name, else vg in worn and chipped dj. From the library of James Houston. 40.00

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