Hardcover. NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 129 pages. Anthology of 20 stories gathered from 16th Century chronicles of missionaries. Illustrated by Bierhorst, Jane Byers. Clean copy. Dust jacket price-clipped.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, First Thus, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 603 pages. Hardcover. Ivory & red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Bright, clean & unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Braun & Co., 1st, 1928, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 150 pages of duotone plates, all photographed by Gerstmann. Introduction by Dr. F. Ahlfeld, 22 page index in English, Spanish and German. Frontispiece portrait of photographer with tissue guard, map at rear with his travels throughout Bolivia delineated. Olive suede covers with spine showing fading, gilt on front cover and spine faded, otherwise clean, bright copy. Hinges tender but no cracking.
Softcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 143 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Black & white photographs throughout.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 614 pages, b&w illustrations. When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside "favela". Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus de Mata, where she has worked on and off for 25 years, Nancy Scheper-Hughes follows three generations of shantytown women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning and triage. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires and needs. Most disturbing - and controversial - is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live. Clean copy.
Hardcover. San Juan, P.R., Fundacion El Nuevo Dia, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 375 pages, Spanish text with copious photographs throughout. Volume 1 only. Light dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. US, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2008-05-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 175 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to boards, else a clean, tight copy. Text and color and black and white photographs by Corona. A collection of images about a little known subset of bullfighers - dwarfs and their families.
Chicago, Albert Whitman, 1st, 1944, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 48 pages. Color, b&w illustrations by Bannon. Previous owner's bookplate opposite title page. Otherwise tight and clean in a bright unclipped dust jacket.
Softcover. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, First Edition, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover published to accompany the exhibition, Church's Great Picture, The Heart of the Andes, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 5, 1993 - January 2, 1994. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Corbet Aine Libraire, 1st Thus, 1836, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 leather bound volumes. FRENCH TEXT. Black & white illustrations, each volume with fold-out map in rear. Volume 1 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. 1" piece of leather missing at bottom of spine. Marbled endpapers. Light foxing throughout. Volume 2 with rubbing, chipping to leather covers. Marbled endpapers. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Both volumes with clean, unmarked texts.
Hardcover. New York, Glitterati, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 352 page. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. A unique linsight into life in Brazil's infamous favelas. A honest portrayal of the 'other side' of Brazil's society.Portrays a world that came to prominence with the hit film City of God. Combining thought-provoking text and hard-hitting, stunning photography, Inside the Favelas provides a compelling commentary on the life in Brazil's shanty townsIncludes a foreword by The Honorable Sergio Cabral Filho, Govenor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Softcover. Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 188 pages, illustrated with 100+ political posters made between 1960 and 1990, this book documents the sociopolitical history of Latin America during a period of intense radicalism and upheaval. Essays by leading Latin American scholars
Softcover. Lima, Librerias A. B. C., Reprint, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 252 pages. Softcover with light marginal wear to wraps. Bright photograph, Young Hiram Bingham in Front of Tent, to front wrap in bw. Full page, full color photographs throughout. Very clean, unmarked copy.
Softcover. College Station, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1st, 1939, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 315 pages. Softcover. Previous owners name at top right corner of front cover. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Darkening to spine paper, light surface rubbing to front cover. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. New York , Skira, 1st, 2006-09-05, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 224 pages profusely illustrated in color. This book describes the grandeur and richness of the numerous civilizations predating the Incas, including the Paracas, Nazca, Recuay, Sican-Lambayeque, Moche-Sipan, and Chimu cultures, as well as the great Inca civilization. Included in the book are the important sites and landscapes representative of the three major ecological levels of Peru, as well as a general view and a historical perspective of the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru.
Hardcover. New York, National Travel Club, 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 388 pages, b&w photographs, map end papers. Edge wear, chipping, light yellowing to dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Softcover. London, Tate Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. 224 pages, b&w illustrations. Provides new Latin American-centric scholarship, not only about surrealism's impact on the region but also about the region's impact on surrealism. It reconsiders the relation between art and anthropology, casts new light on the aesthetics of 'primitivism,' and makes a strong case for Latin American artists and writers as the inheritors of a movement that effectively went underground after World War II.
Hardcover. NY, Harper and Brothers, 1st, 1887, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original blue cloth with embossed decorative vignette and gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Brown endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of author with tissue guard. Folding map indicating the Toltec Migrations, with four routes marked in blue, green, red and yellow by hand. Charnay, a French traveler and archaeologist, is known for pioneering photography to document his discoveries. Profusely illustrated with some 150 engravings, many of them full page, documenting the findings and views encountered on Charnay's journey, including maps and plans. Like many 1887 printings, lacks last plate of a mask found at Mitla on page 512. Sliver of blue cloth gone from top of spine. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. Corner wear to covers, rear fly leaf missing.
Hardcover. Trama Editorial; Bilingual edition, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 130 pages. Train to the Sun.-Understanding how a steam locomotive works is like watching the energy of boiling water by lifting the lid of a pan. The fuel (oil, coal stone or wood) is burned in the firebox, it heats the water in the boiler and makes steam, which in turn nourishes the cylinders linked to a piston. An exciting historical and cultural journey, with a spectacular photography that shows us the path of "the most difficult train in the world." A profile of one of the world's last operating steam trains in Ecuador. Text in Spanish and English.
Hardcover. France Loisirs , 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 144 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Bastienne Schmidt's photographs are images of both life and death. Mercilessly direct, these pictures from Latin America - the fruits of intensive work over the past few years - bring to an existential fact of our lives, a truth we in western societies are only too happy to hide behind a facade of casual diversions and consumable "beauty"; the immediate presence of death. It takes courage to look at these pictures, for in the faces of these people from another culture we are confronted, violently and with an authenticity we cannot ignore, with the very destiny we refuse to accept. Moreover, Bastienne Schmidt shows us the naked truth that underlies not only our inability to look our own death in the face, but also our tendency to disregard the violent deaths of others, failing to recognize the value of "mere" life as we do, so long as they die far enough away from our own doorsteps.
Hardcover. New York , Atheneum, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations by author. SIGNED on title page, also INSCRIBED on copyright page by Lewin. A look at Brazil's Pantanal marsh describes the various types of creatures who inhabit it, from the South American caiman, to the world's largest rodent, to storks, egrets, and herons.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1896, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 384 pages plus 32 page catalog of additional titles. Hardcover. Features 12 black & white illustrations by W. H. Margetson. Previous owners inscription on preliminary page. Green cloth covers with titles and decoration on front cover and spine. Covers show standard wear. Binding somewhat loose. Clean, unmarked text.