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1 Aguilera, Francisco and Charmion Shelby, eds. Handbook of Latin American Studies: 1946.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949. Handbook of Latin American Studies, No. 12. 
Octavo, silver stamped navy blue cloth, [v], 167 pp. Illus., map endpapers. Former-owner signature; otherwise Near-Fine in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
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2 Antochiv, Michel. Historia Cartografica de la Peninsula de Yucatan.
Gobierno del Estado de Campeche, (1994). 
Quarto, brown boards (hardcover), gilt letters, illus. endpapers, 308 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Conforme mas se estudia la evolucion de la cartografia, con mayor certza se llega a la conclusion de que dicha ciencia sintetiza la manera en que el hombre ha reconocido y se ha apropiado del espacio territorial. Asi lo demuestra esta Historia cartografica de la peninsula de Yucatan, la cual es producto de anos de investigacion en archivos y mapotecas de Mexico, Estados Unidos y varios paises de Europa. En ella su autor, Michel Antochiw, nos brinda un analisis extenso de la vision cartografica que los mayas, europeos y habitantes de Yucatan en general han tenido sobre los litorales y geografia de la peninsula. APra lograrlo, Antochiw no se limita unicamante a analizar la manera en que las cartas y planos de esa porcion territorial, y en general de todo el golfo de Mexico, fueron adquiriendo mayor precision a lo largo del tiempo. Por el contrario, tambien nos ofrece explicaciones, sustentadas en un profundo conocimiento historico, acerca de las multiples expediciones, fundaciones y obras de defensa que realizo el gobierno espanol sobre las coastas de sus poseiones americanas; de igual modo analiza la presencia constante de piratas y bucaneros que, gracias a sus recorridos por los litorales yucatecos, a sus incursiones al interior del territorio e incluso a sus asentamientos en lugares tan estrategicos como la laguna de Terminos en el actual estado de Campeche, fueron adquiriendo y transmitiendo informacion geografica cada vez mas certera a los centros de produccion cartografica que existian en Europa... 
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3 Benoit, P. J. Reis Door Suriname: Beschrijving van de Nederlandse bezittingen in Guyana. Een vertaling van de oorspronkelijke uitgave Voyage A Surinam met honderd tekeningen in kleur bewerkt door Chris Schriks. Voorzien van een samenvatting in de Engelse taal door Dr. Silvia W. De Groot. Summary [In English] With Annotations, by Silvia W. De Groot.
De Walburg Pers, (1983). 
Quarto, tan cloth (hardcover), 160 pp. Near-Fine, with a hint of foxing to endpapers; in a Fine dust jacket. Text in Dutch and English. Illustrated with numerous full-color plates. 
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4 Burns, E. Bradford. A History of Brazil.
New York: Columbia University Press, Institute of Latin American Studies, [1971]. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xii, 439 pp. Illustrated with b&w photos. Near-Fine, with inked date to introduction page, in a Very Good+ dust jacket. This book presents for the first time in English a sweeping panoramic view of Brazilian history from discovery to the present. Within a broad chronological framework and in clear langauge which eschews political figures for trends and movements, the book treats the economic, social, cultural and political evolution of Latin America's largest nation. 
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5 Core, Sue. Soldiering on the Job. Illustrated by Anne Cordts McKeown.
New York: North River Press, 1942. 
Square octavo, illus. red cloth (hardcover), 60 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription and bumped corners. ‘This jingling tale which deals in rhyme/With militaristic topics,/Is a little bow to the uniform/Our Army in the tropics! 
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6 Craig, Black Bill. [Baldridge, Cyrus LeRoy, illus.] Land of Far Distance. With Sketches by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. 
1st edition. Octavo, back cloth, viii, 299 pp. Illus., illustrated endpapers. Very Good; head of spine a bit frayed. 
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7 de Acosta, El P. Joseph.. Historia Naturalymoral de las Indias: En Que Se Tratan De Las Cosas Notables del Cielo/Elementos/Metales/Plantas y Animales Dellas/Y Los Ritos/Y Ceremonias/Leyes Y Gobierno de Los Indios. Compuesto Por El P. Joseph de Acosta, Religioso de La Compania de Jusus. Edicion Preparada Por Edmundo O'Gorman con un prologo, tres apendices y un indice de materias.
Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, (1962). Segunda edicion, revisada. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xcv, 444 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with slightly darkened spine. From jacket: La Historia natural y moral de las Indias del padre Jose de Acosta se publico por primera vez en espanol en 1590. El exito que obtuvo de inmediato sobrepaso el de cualquier otra obra del genero, como lo demuestran sus numerosas ediciones y sus traducciones al italiano, frances, aleman, ingles, holandes y latin, a lo largo de los siglos XVII y XVIII. En ella, el padre Acosta se propuso abrir al mundo cultural europeo el misterio de la flora y la fauna del continente americano y de sus propios habitantes: la concepcion natural y humana que los contemporaneos europeos de Acosta tenian por inamovible chocaba con la naturaleza desconocida y heterogenea del Nuevo Mundo y con la religion, costumbres, concepto del arte y de la vida, de los pobladores de estas tierras lejanas, tierras de asombro... 
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8 de Groot, Dr. Silvia W. Djuka Society and Social Change: History of an Attempt to Develop a Bush Negro Community in Surinam, 1917-1926.
Netherlands: Assen, 1969. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi + 256 pp. Ex-libris, with usual stamps & markings; otherwise, Very Good+, with lightly sunned spine. From Introduction: This study deals with a period in the history of the Djukas, one of the Bush Negro tribes of Surinam. It concerns the period of 1917 to 1926, which has particular significance because during that time the first systematic effort was made to bring about social change and to draw them more fully into the whole of the Suriname community. This development plan was initiated by the Colonial Administration and its execution was assigned to an offical specially appointed for the purpose, called a postholder... 
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9 Dealy, Glen Caudill. The Public Man: An Interpretation of Latin American and Other Catholic Countries. Preface by Richard M. Morse.
Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1977. First Edition. 
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), xv + 133 pp. Light highlighting & notes; otherwise, an attractive copy with few signs of wear in a Very Good dust jacket with light shelfwear. From dust jacket: ...Dealy attempts in The Public Man to describe and explain the everyday attitudes and behavior of people living in Latin America and other monolithically Catholic cultures. Dealy begins with a discussion of a cohesive culture ethos which he calls the spirit of caudillaje, characterized by a style of life in which everyman attempts to be seen as a leader in a public setting of one sort or another... The Public Man offers a motivational basis for the behavioral traits of an entire culture, regardless of class distinctions, which challenges the validity of most current explanations for Latin American problems. Using a wealth ofconcrete illustrations, Dealy argues that Latin American behavior patterns, often viewd as random or irrational, are in fact highly structured and rational when seen in the context of their own cultural goals and values. He goes on to suggest that these and other cultural characteristics apply as well to Catholic countries outside the Iberic-Latin tradition .. 
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10 Fontaine, Jos. Zeelandia: De Geschiedenis van een Fort.
Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 1972. Suriname en Zijn Historie, No. 1. First Edition. 
Quarto, cloth, 192 pp. Illustrated. Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
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11 Grinker, Roy Richard. Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality Among Famers and Fragers in Central America.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. First Edition. 
Octovo, softbound, glossy, illus. covers, b & w illus., 225 pp. Includes bibliographical references and index. Fine. ‘This is the first ethnographic study of the farmers and foragers of the northeastern Zaire since Colin Turnbull's classic works of the 1960s. Roy Richard Grinker lived for nearly two years among the Lese farmers and their long-term partners, the Efe (Pygmies), learned their languages, and gained unique insights into their complex social relations and ethnic identities. Showing how political organization is structured by ethnic and gender relations in the Lese house, Grinker challenges previous views of the Lese and Efe and other farmer-forager societies, as well as the conventional anthrological boundary between domestic and politica contexts.' 
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12 Gyles, Anna Benson and Sayer, Chloe. Of Gods and Men: The Heritage of Ancient Mexico.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1980]. First U.S. Edition, As Stated. 
Royal octavo, black cloth (hardcover), map illus. endpapers, 232 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. Illus. with b&w photos. “...Gives a fascinating overview of the ancient civilization of pre-Hispanic Mexico (Olmec, Toltec, Maya, Zapotec, Aztec and others), showing how certain ancient customs and beliefs still survive among Mexican Indians today...” 
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13 Harding, Bertita. Amazon Throne: The Story of the Braganzas of Brazil.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1941). First Edition, Stated. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), black spine label, gilt letters, frontis. portrait, 353 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and stray pencil marks throughout; in a Good+ dust jacket with sunned spine and edgewear that includes light chipping. from dust jacket: Onc again Bertita Harding displays her gifts as a storyteller. The scene is Brazil -- a neighbor of whom we have suddenly grown keenly aware and about whom we find that we know surprisingly littlw. By recording, intimately and in the most human terms, the biographies of Brazil's three Braganza monarchs, she covers its history during most of the nineteenth century... 
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14 Herrera, Anonia Heredia. Calalogo de Las Consultas del Consejo de Indias. Por Antonia Heredia Herrera. Tomo I.
Madrid: Direccion General de Archivos y Bibliotecas, 1972. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff blue & white wrappers), 761 pp. Good+, with edgewear to covers that includes several small hairline tears. 
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15 Incer, Jaime. Geografia Ilustrada de Nicaragua. Con un Apendice sobre el reciente Terremoto de Managua.
Managua, D N., 1973. 
Royal octavo, paperboudn (stiff, b&white photo illus. white wrappers), [viii], 254 pp. Good+, with lightly soiled & rubbed covers; interior clean & tight. 
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16 Kappler, August. Zes Jaren In Suriname: 1836-1842, schetsen en taferelen. met een inleiding van Ir. Frans C. Bubberman. En voorzien van een samenvatting in de Englese taal door Mevr. Chris Johnson. With: Six Years in Suriname: Sketches and Scenes of the Community and Military Life in this Colony, Summary by Chris Johnson.
De Walburg Pers, (1983). 
Quarto, tan cloth (hardcover), 160 pp. Near-Fine, with a hint of foxing to endpapers; in a Fine dust jacket. 
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17 Kosakowsky, Laura J. Preclassic Maya Pottery at Cuello, Belize. Anthropological Papers of The University of Arizona, No. 47.
Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1987. 
Quarto, softbound, v, 99 pp. Map, illus. Very Good. 
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18 MacNutt, Francis Augustus. Bartholomew de las Casas: His Life, His Apostolate, and His Writings.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. 
1st edition. Octavo, two-toned cloth, top edge gilt, uncut, xxxviii, 472 pp. Portraits, plates. A relatively unmarked ex-library copy with spine numeral removed and moderate shelf wear; generally Good condition. 
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19 Magee, William L. and Will Degrouchy. Jungle Gold: Van de goudvelden in Suriname. Door Will Degrouchy en William L. Magee. Geannoteerd en voorzien van een inleiding doorIr. Frans C. Bubberman.
Nederland: De Walburg Pers, (1985). 
Quarto, tan cloth (hardcover), 160 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine dust jacket, with slight sunning to spine. Text in Dutch and English. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Mahler, Richard. Guatemala: A Natural Destination.
Sante Fe, New Mexico: John Muir Publications, [1993]. First Edition, First Printing. 
Octavo, softbound (glossy, full-color illus. wrappers), 326 pp. Fine (As New). Numerous photos. Mahler describes the array of Guatemala's extraordinary sights and provides practical travel and conservation information as well. 
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