Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York , 2008, ISBN:9780374100148
Seller ID: 83532
BOLANO, Roberto. 2666. Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2008). First U.S. Printing. Pp (14),-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 on the 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 Tere... View More...
Free Press, New York, 2002, ISBN:0743219287 : 2002
Seller ID: 65347
THORPE, Nick. 8 Men and a Duck: An Improbable Voyage by Reed Boat to Easter Island. New York, &c : The Free Press, (2002). First Printing. Pp (12),1-240,(4) + 8 pages of b&w photos. With illustrations by Richards Steinbock Illustrated with map and ships diagrams to text. 8vo (164 x 241 mm), tan spine with brown paper-covered boards, with black lettering to spine.
Nick Thorpe (b. February, 1960, Upnor, Kent) was living in Edinburgh at the time of publication.
"On a fateful South American bus trip, journalist Nick Thorpe overheard some fellow passengers discussing an improbable plan t... View More...
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2004, ISBN:1553650719
Seller ID: 62935
DELGADO, James P. Adventures of a Sea Hunter : In Search of Famous Shipwrecks. Foreword by Clive Cussler. Vancouver: Douglas & MacIntyre, (2004). First Printing. Pp (10),1-230. Illustrated. 8vo, grey paper covered boards withsilver lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Graveyard of the Pacific: Off Cape Disappointment, Washington ; 2. Pearl Harbor; 3. Sunk by the Atomic Bomb: at Bikini Atoll ; 4. A Cursed Ship: Mutiny on the USS Somers, November 26, 1842; 5. Titanic [pp.62-76]; 6. Carpathia: April 15, 1912; 7. Catherine theGreat's Lost Art: Off Finland, October 4, 1771; 8. Kublai Khan's Lost Flee t... View More...
Fondo de Cultura Económica, México, 1973, ISBN:9685801495
Seller ID: 103543
VARGAS CARREÑO, E. América Latina y el Derecho del Mar. México : Fondo de Cultura Económica (Sección de Obras de Política y Derecho), (1973). Pp. (6),7-167,(1). 8vo, illustrated green cardcovers. Papadakis and Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliography: Supplement 9763. Edmundo Vargas Carreño (b. April 22, 1937, Viña del Mar, Chile) Chilean jurist, politician and diplomat. Contents : 1. El debate en torno al Derechodel Mar. 2. Desarrollo de la posicio´n latinoamericana sobre Derecho del M ar. 3. Ame´rica Latina y el problema de la extensio´n del mar territorial. ... View More...
Martin Hopkinson / Charles E. Lauriat, London / Boston, 1928,
Seller ID: 35488
WALTER, Richard. Anson's Voyage Round the World. A New Edition Edited with Prefatory Notes by G.S. Laird Clowes. London : Martin Hopkinson / Boston : Charles E. Lauriat, 1928. Pp 402, portrait frontispiece, 43 leaves of plates, 4 folding charts. 8vo, blue cloth spine with blue paper covered boards. One of a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies.
A solid, handsome edition recounting Anson's unbelievably grueling cruise of 1740-1744.
Slightly rubbed with wear to front corners, front hinge tender, else very good. 250.00 View More...
CHESTER, Sharon R. Antarctic Birds and Seals. A pocket guide by Sharon R. Chester. San Mateo, California: Wandering Albatross, 1993. Pp 79. Illustrated with b/w and/or colour photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "This practical pocket guide by the co-author of The Birds of Chile presents concise descriptions of all Antarctic birds and seals. Enhancing the text are54 color photographs and 37 black and white photos and illustrations." -fr om the cover. Covers rubbed, wear to edges, ow vg. 25.00 View More...
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 View More...
University of Texas Press, 1989, ISBN:0292704100
Seller ID: 61904
NERUDA, Pablo. Art of Birds. Translated by Jack Schmitt. With illustrationsby Jack Unruh. Austin: University of Texas Press, (1989). First Paperback Printing. Pp. 87. Large 8vo, cream ill. card covers. From the Texas Pan American Series. First published in Chile in 1966, this collection of poems celebrates the special beauty of the birds of the poet's native land. Small bend at the lower corner, light rubbing, else vg. 50.00 View More...
The Nutall Ornithological Club). The Auk : A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology Vol. XLI No. 2, April 1924. Lancaster, PA: The American Ornothologists' Union, April, 1924. Pp. 213-388, (xi)-li, Plates XII-XX. 8vo, tan ill. card covers. Partially unopened. A continuation of the Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club. Includes: Francis H. Herrick's "Nests and Nesting Habits of the American Eagle"; Olaus J. Murie's "Nesting Records of the Wandering Tattler and Surf-Bird in Alaska"; Charles W. Townsend's " A Visit to Tom Lincoln's House with some Audobonia"; Aretas A. Sa... View More...
Deutsche Buchwerkstätten, Dresden , 1924,
Seller ID: 28071
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 View More...
Hispanic American Historical Review, 1971,
Seller ID: 68753
YOUNG, George F. W. Bernardo Philippi, Initiator of German Colonization in Chile. A reprint from The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. LI, No.3, August 1971, pp. -496. N.pl.: The Hispanic American Historical Rev iew, August 1971. 8vo, white printed paper covers. Scattered light foxing to the covers, else vg. Signed by the author on the cover. 15.00 View More...
Institut d'Ethnologie, Musee de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadero, Paris, 1956,
Seller ID: 111281
RIVET, Paul, et George de CREQUI-MONTFORT. Bibliographie des Langues Aymaráet Kicua. Ouvrage honoré par l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres (Prix Loubat). Vol. IV (1941-195), publié avec le concours du Centre Natin oal de la Recherche Scientifique et avec l'aide de l'UNESCO, sous les auspices de l'Union International des Sciences Anthropologiques et Ethnologiques. Paris: Institut d'Ethnologie, Musée de l'Homme, 1956. Pp. (8),1-957,(9). 4to, printed cream card covers, black lettering to front cover and spine. Université de Paris. Travaux et Mémoires de l'Institut d'Ethnoogie, No. LI. ... View More...
PENA, Martin R. De La, and Maurice Rumboll. Birds of Southern South Americaand Antarctica. Illustrated by Gustavo Carrizo, Aldo A. Chiappe, Luis Hube r & Jorge R. Mata; bird songs by R. Straneck. L.: HarperCollins, 1998. Pp 304. First Printing. Illustrated with  pp colour plates and b/w drawings, to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Collins Illustrated Checklist. An attractive and highly informative field guide. Very good. 35.00 View More...
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, ISBN:0199283265
Seller ID: 106414
HARVEY, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. (Oxford) : Oxford University Press, (2005). First Printing. Pp (5),vi-vii,(1),1-247,(1). Figures. Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Neoliberalism—the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action—has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are min... View More...
Four Stops Press, Los Angeles, California, 2004, ISBN:0801443261
Seller ID: 115133
LUI, Elizabeth Gill. Building Diplomacy : The Architecture of American Embassies. Keya Kaita, Cultural Montages. Essay by Jane C. Loeffler; Kevin Spence, project coordinator. Los Angeles, California : "Distributed by Cornell University Press in association with Four Stops Press", (2004). First Edition. Pp (14),15-267,(5). Folio, grey cloth, with silver lettering to front and spine. With map end-papers. "An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book." Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Elizabeth GillLui (b. 1955). Keya Kaita (b. 1976). Embassy architecture and design ... View More...
GEE, Marjory. Captain Fraser's Voyages : 1865-1892. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1979). First American Edition. "Printed in Great Britain". Pp (8),-217,(5) + 8 leaves of plates (including many b&w photos). 8vo (144 x 220 mm), maroon cloth, with silver lettering to spine.
Marjory B. Gee, née ? was living in Oulton Broad, Suffolk at the time of publication.
Thomas Garry Fraser (b. 1850, Harrington, Cumberland - d. 1834).
"Thomas Garry Fraser as born in 1850 in the heart of the Cumbriam shipbuilding region, at a time when Whitehaven, Maryport and Workington were... View More...
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1952,
Seller ID: 111256
DAVIDSON, Louis Bennett and Eddie DOHERTY. Captain Marooner. With introduction by William McFee. New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1952). Book Club Edition . iPp (10),-245,(1). 8vo, dark green boards, gilt lettering to spine. Untrimmed fore-edge. Smith and Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 606. "This is a thunderous sea yarn based upon one of the most violent mutinies in America's maritime history. When the narrator, a Fifteen-year-old Quaker named George Comstock boarded the whaling vessel Globe on December 15, 1822, he wrote in his diary prophetically, "Three years! God help me!"... View More...
SMITH, Kenneth E. and Kirk S. SMITH, (comps. & eds.). Catalogue of World Ferry, Ship, and Canal Transportation Tokens and Passes. Compiled and Edited by Kenneth E. Smith and Kirk S. Smith. Redondo Beach, California, United States of America : "Distributed through Kenneth E. Smith", 1981. First Edition. Pp (2),3-202,(6). Illustrated throughout with b&w photos. 8vo (155 x 234 mm), black cloth, with gilt lettering to front & spine.
Surely a landmark in the field of nautical numismatics: an exhaustive, detailed, descriptive account of the world's ferry and canal tokens. Included among the exoti... View More...
W.& R. Chambers Limited, London & Edinburgh, 1902,
Seller ID: 100259
(Chambers's Readers). Chambers's Geographical Readers of the Continents : America. London & Edinburgh : W.& R. Chambers Limited, 1902. Pp (4),5-216, col.frontispiece + 7 coloured plates + 2 coloured maps. Small 8vo, decoratedbrown cloth. Contents : 1. A New World. 2. North America. 3. Partition of North America. 4. The Great Dominion - General View I. 5. General View II. 6. The Waterways of the Dominion (pp 21-25). 7. The Great Lakes (pp 25-28).8. The Maritime Provinces (pp 29-31). 9. The Maritime Provinces (continued ) (pp 31-35). 10. Quebec and Ontario. 11. Quebec and Ontario (continued). 12... View More...