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Black, Harman. The Real 'Round South America. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1924. 244 pages. Photographs. Frontispiece. Travel and description in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador. Decorated buckram. Very good, spine sunned. #10328. $12.50
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Chatwin, Bruce. In Patagonia. London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. 1st UK edition. 204 pages. Photographs. Endpaper facsimile maps. The author's first book. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Endpapers maps; frontispiece; several black & white illustrations. In an unclipped dust jacket. Corners slightly bumped. Name and adress stamped in ink on the front free endpaper verso. ISBN 0224014196. #29154. $260
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Kirkwood, Kenneth P. Under Argentine Skies. Buenos Aires: Author, 1945. 266 pages. Photographs. Frontispiece map. Good stiff pictorial self-wrappers (soft cover); covers slightly stained and soiled. #27741. $35
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LaVarre, William J. Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds. Foreword by Anthony Fiala. Boston: Marshall Jones, 1922. 2nd printing. xiv, 139 pages. Photographs. Frontispiece map. Travel in British Guiana. Good pictorial hardcover; spine sunned, some foxing. #29030. $65
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Martin, Percy F. Peru of the Twentieth Century. London: Arnold, 1911. 348 pages. Photographs. Map in rear pocket. Good hardcover. #13443. $30
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Morgan, Carol McAfee. Rim of the Caribbean. New York: Friendship Press, 1942. x, 182 pages. Bibliography. Photographs. The original soft cover has been bound between hard covers, with gilt author and title on spine. In telling the story of evangelical churches and mission in the West Indies and Central America, the author visited eleven countries. - Foreword. Very good hardcover. Bookplate and author's signature inside soft cover. #26967. $15
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Mortimer, W. Golden. Peru -- History of Coca: 'The Divine Plant' of the Incas, with an Introductory Account of the Incas, and of the Andean Indians of To-Day. With One Hundred and Seventy-Eight Illustrations. New York: J. H. Vail & Co., 1901. xxxi, 576 pages. Index & Glossary. Bibliography. Illustrations. Photographic reproductions. Frontispiece (from an aquarelle by Robida). 'Centuries before the introduction of cocaine to anaesthetic uses, the world had been amazed by accounts of the energy creating properties ascribed to a plant intimately associated with the rites and customs of the ancient Peruvians, and first made known through the chroniclers of Spanish conquest in America. The history of this plant, known as Coca, is the history of the Incan race and is entwined throughout the association of the vast socialistic Empire of those early people of Peru.' - Preface, ix. Maroon cloth with blind rules on front and rear covers. Top-edge gilt, gilt front cover medallion, and gilt spine title and designs. Some minor water stains on front cover. Top and bottom of backstrip slightly worn. Ink name inside front cover. Very good, tight volume. #20249. $400
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Robinson, Gary, and Eugenia M. del Pino. El Nino en las Islas Galapagos, El Evento de 1982-1983. Quito, Ecuador: Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos, 1985. 534 pages. Illustrations. Photographs. Maps. Text in Spanish. Good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #12178. $12.50
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Simpson, Edward. Seeing with the Pen: San Miguel de Allende. Drawings by Andrew Simpson. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Perdon Press, 2001. 1st edition. 109 pages. Illustrations. Frontispiece. Inscribed and signed by the author. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 9687846186. #28344. $17.50
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Starr, Frederick. In Indian Mexico: A Narrative of Travel and Labor. Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1908. Small 4to (medium-large book). xi, 425 pages. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Frontispiece. 'An eminent anthropologist gives a first-hand, reliable picture of one part of Indian Mexico after another, until the reader begins to feel at home among all the peoples who are described. An outstanding work, depicting culture traits clearly.' - Emory Bogardus, 'The Mexican Immigrant: An Annotated Bibliography (Los Angeles: The Council on International Relations, 1929, p.1). Good hardcover, edges slightly worn. Former owner's name in ink and stamp on blank front flyleaf. Some photographs slightly torn, others have frayed and worn edges; tears in pages 173/74, 175/76, 329/30, and 339/40. #23860. $100
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Van Sinderen, Adrian. From the Canal to the Horn: The Story of South America. New York: Privately Printed, 1953. 1 of 650 copies. 141 pages. Photographs. Pictorial endpaper. Folding map laid in. The Printing-Office of the Yale University Press. Very good hardcover. #17017. $10
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Wiener, Carlos, Julio Crevaux, Desire Charney, and M. E. Andre. America Pintoresca: Descripcion de Viajes al Nuevo Continente. Tomo III: America Equinoccial (Colombia.-Ecuador), viajero encargado de una mision por el Gobierno frances, por M. E. Andre. Edicion Ilustrada con Profusion de Grabados. Cali, Colombia: Carvajal, 1982. Facsimile reprint. Folio (very large book). Volume 3 only. Pages 477-859. Illustrations. First published Barcelona, Spain: Montaner y Simon, 1884. The unsigned 'Prologo' is dated Cali, Diciembre de 1981. Text in Spanish. Very good hardcover, covers slightly worn and stained; marbled front endpapers slightly torn and creased in front hinge. #28074. $100
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