Hardcover. US, Soul Jazz Books, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 200 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to laminated cover boards. Color and black and white pictures throughout. The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the West as it is the result of its population's incredibly complex identity. A melting pot of races born of the 400-year slave trade--Africans, indigenous Americans and their French, Spanish, German, Dutch and English colonizers--the identity of the Caribbean stands at the intersection of tourism, colonialism and tropicality. This deluxe large-format volume features hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs that span 100 years of Caribbean history, culture, industry and more, as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England and elsewhere. The photographs show the many ways in which the region has been portrayed, from tropical backdrop of tourism and hedonism to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat in North America's own backyard.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 203 pages. Tan and black cover with illustration. Some fraying on edges and spine. Title on spine label slightly chipped away. Small stain on back cover. Pages untrimmed. Some foxing Inside, but otherwise crisp, clean and contains b&w illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 203 pages. Tan and black cover with illustration. Some fraying on edges and spine. Faint smudges on spine. Pages untrimmed. Inside crisp, clean and contains b&w illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Harper and Brothers, 1st US, 1871, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brick-red cloth stamped in gilt and black, 465 pages plus additional 2-page publisher's list at ear. Illustrated with full and partial page engravings. The author's memoirs and anecdotes of a Christmas season spent touring the West Indies; he visited such islands as Trinidad, Monserrat, thge Bocas Islands, etc. Previous owner's name on prelim blank page otherwise clean internally. Covers show some discoring of cloth in spots. Overall a clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Just Clicked Publications , 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Features the photographic work of Academy Award winning Cinematographer Karl Struss taken when he visited Bermuda in the late 1950s. Mr. Struss first visited Bermuda in 1912. Enchanted with the island, he returned in the fall of 1913 to take more photographs. This led to his appointment in 1914 by the Bermuda Trade Development Board to take photographs for the Island's 1915-16 official tourists' guide, Bermuda: Nature's Fairyland. Mr. Struss did not return to Bermuda for more than 40 years, until the late 1950s when he came with his wife Ethel. His photographs from that trip show Bermuda on the cusp of social and economic change.The original transparencies were taken with Ektachrome colour film on a stereo camera.
Hardcover. NY, Street & Smith, 1st, 1898, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Book is divided into 4 sections: Cuba, Porto Rico, The Philippines, & Hawaii. Each with a fold-out color map. 178, 171, 174, & 178 pages respectively. All maps present and in very good condition. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf. The pale green covers suffer from rubbing and abrasions causing discoloration, fading. Internally very good.
Softcover. Durham NC, Duke University Press, reprint, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 312 pages plus index. Though written over fifty years ago, Cuban Counterpoint is recognized as one of the most important books of Latin American and Caribbean intellectual history. Treating tobacco and sugar both as agricultural commodities and as social characters in a historical process, he examines changes in their roles as the result of transculturation. Clean copy. Spine faded.
Hardcover. New York, Philomel, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Color illustrations by Ashley Wolff and SIGNED BY WOLFF WITH A SKETCH OF DR. BIRD on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. New York , El Leon Literary Arts, 1st Bilingual, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Preface By Julia Alvarez. 95 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Beautiful, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
New York, Atheneum, 1st, 1974, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 131 pages. Black & white illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Cover has edgewear. Dust jacket is protected by a mylar cover. Ex-library with usual markings and stamping.
Hardcover. London, Dewi Lewis, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 120 pages. Born 1946, Bruce Gilden is a MAGNUM photographer and native New Yorker. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries all over the world. He is represented in many collection. Haiti was winner of the 1996 European Publishers Award for Photography.
Softcover. NY, Brooklyn Museum : exclusively distributed by H. N. Abrams, 1st, 1978, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Previous owner's blind stamp on front end paper. Light edgewear, rubbing and creasing to wrappers, else a clean, tight copy.
Austin, Texas, Marion Kooagler McKay Art Institute, University of Texas Press, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. 106 pages. Illustrated with color, black & white sketches. Introduction by John Palmer Leeper. Dust jacket with edgewear to bottom edges, closed tear.
Softcover. Clintondale NY, Bleak Beauty, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 64 pages, b&w images by Lyon, softcover. Cover with minor wear, clean. Lyon's account of the fall of the Duvalier regime in Haiti produced an extraordinary visual and textual record of this historic series of events.
Softcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 283 pages. An examination of the pioneering Caribbean and Latin American artists who resided in New York prior to WWII and shaped the American avant-garde Between 1900 and 1942, New York City was the site of extraordinary creative exchange where artists could share ideas in a global context. The swiftly changing urban landscape before and between the World Wars inspired the erosion of artistic boundaries and fostered a new climate of modernist experimentation. Nexus New Yorkfocuses on key artists from the Caribbean and Latin America who entered into dynamic cultural and social dialogues with the American-based avant-garde and participated in the development of a new modern discourse. Featuring both celebrated and little-known figures of this period, including Carlos Enriquez, Alice Neel, Marius de Zayas, Francis Picabia, Joaquin Torres-Garcia,Jose Clemente Orozco, Matta, and Robert Motherwell, contributing authors also discuss the specific environments in which they flourished, including the Art Students League, the Siqueiros Experimental Workshop, and the New School for Social Research. A fascinating look at 20th-century modernism, this book provides the first view of the important encounters between artists of the Americas.
Hardcover. UK, Dewi Lewis, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 144 pages. Claudio Edinger's color photographs of Havana, Cuba. Clean. This is a photography book about Cuba unlike any you've seen before. Award-winning photojournalist Claudio Edinger gets inside the country, and shows us an unforgettable image of the people of Old Havana, living with harsh economic realities among the fading houses of the pre-Castro era. Yet the spirit of the people is one of steadfast hope, as South American writer Humberto Werneck, in his fascinating introduction, makes clear. The book also features text by exiled Cuban writer G. Cabrera Infante.
Hardcover. NY, The Century Co., 1st, 1920, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, light green cloth stamped in black, 486 pages, b&w photos by the author. A journal with bits of history of the West Indies in the early 20th century. It also covers some of the older history of the islands. There are some pictures of the ruins of Christophe's palace of Sans Souci, and of Cuba's new presidential palace. Bookplate and name on front endpapers otherwise clean.
Hardcover. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1st, 1873, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 511 pages. Hardcover with gilt and black lettering on front and spine. Fraying on corners. Heavy soil on top page block. Illustrations and maps. Gutter crack on page 176.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press., 4th pr., 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brown cloth covers, black lettering on spine, 342 pages. Endpapers map, foreword by the author; includes: caste and class, religion, sex relations & home life, politics and economcs, and modern Haiti, notes & bibliography, index. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, John Murray, reprint, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 403 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf. Light wear to dust jacket edges. Illustrated by A. Costa.
Hardcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st US, 1959, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, red cloth covers with black lettering, decoration. Dust jacket worn. chipped, faded. 400 pages, b&w illustrations. Previous owner's name on front fly, otherwise clean.