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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 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 Foster, Mulford B. and Racine Sarasy Foster. Brazil: Orchid of the Tropics.
Lancaster, PA: Jaques Cattell Press, 1945. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xi, 314 pp. Photographs, illustrations, color plates, map illustrated endpapers. Near-Fine in a lightly chipped, mylar protected dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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11 Gilpin, Laura. Temples in Yucatan: A Camera Chronicle of Chichen Itza.
New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1948. First Edition. 
Royal (tall) octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, 124 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Throughout southern Mexico and northern Central America the ruins of many astonishing temples have been found, relics of the once great civilization of the Maya. Thanks to the skill of the modern archaeologist, some of these ruins have been repaired and reconstructed. One such group is the city of Chichen Itza in central Yucatan, Mexico, which has now become easy of access through the development of the inter-American airways. Laura Gilpin's brilliant camera study of Chichen Itza conveys the grandeur of its buildings in all their beauty of proportion, spacing, and ornamentation. The 117 photographs include, in detail, the most important temples and other structures, as well as afford intimate glimpses into the life of the present-day Maya. Miss Gilpin has been at great pains to select the aspects which best inerpret this ancient city to those who have already seen it and present to others a vivid impression of its beauty and fascination. A brief but highly informative text accompanies the pictures. 
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12 Goodspeed, T. Harper. The Plant Hunters in the Andes. Iillustrated with Photographs.
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., 1941. First Edition. 
Octavo, red buckram (hardcover), gilt letters, map illus. endpapers, xvi + 429 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing to page edges; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Dr. Goodspeed's search for plants in the high ranges of the Andes provides an enthralling story of adventure and discovery. A hunt for wild South American relatives of the tobacco plant, for new or little known ornamental plants, took the author, his wife, and eight North American botanists and assistants to the Andes in 1935-36 and again in 1938--39. They covered thousands of miles in the snowy highlands, along the desert coasts, and in the tropical and temperate rain-forests of Peru and Chile. They traveled by boat, train, airplane, and automobile, on horseback and on foot; lived for months above ten thousand feet; experienced shipwreck, forced landings, rockslides, and earthquakes. The reader is carried from near the equator, on the Ecuadorian border, to far southern Chile, the Switzerland of South America; out into the South Pacific to Juan Fernandez, “Robinson Crusoe's Isle”'; through Inca land in the Andes of Peru to the jungles of the Amazon; over the steep slopes of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere. Plant Hunters in the Andes pictures the landscapes, peoples, customs, as well as the remarkable vegetation of the Andes on the West Coast of South America. For the amateur or professional plantsman it describes the richness of the Andean floras, the discovery of new or rarely seen plant species; for all readers it is a story of achievement and adventures in a remote area, told in a personal and informal fashion. 
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13 Guatemala Tourist Commission. Guatemala, Central America: Condensed Information.
Guatemala City: Guatemala Tourist Commission, n.d. [ca. 1970]. 
Single sheet, 9 x 16 inches, printed both sides and folded to eight panels. Photographs, map. Fine. 
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14 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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15 Hanson, Earl Parker. Journey to Manaos.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcok, (1938). First Edition. 
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcoveR), [x], 342 pp. Photographs, map illustrated endpapers, Fine in a slightly chipped, mylar protected dust jacket. 
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16 Harkness, Ruth. Pangoan Diary.
New York: Creative Age Press, (1942). First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcoveR), x + 295 pp. Photographs. Fine in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with sunned spine. 
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17 Hatt, Robert T., et al. Faunal and Archeological Researches in Yucatan Caves.
Brookfield Hills, Mich.: Cranbrook Institute of Science, (1953). 
Bulletin No. 33. Octavo, softbound, [i], 119 pp., 11 plates, map. Fine. 
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18 Healy, Paul F. Archaeology of the Rivas Region, Nicaragua. With a Foreword by Gordon R. Wiley, and a Chapter on Rivas Fauna by Mary Pohl and Paul F. Healy.
Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (1980). First Edition. 
Royal octavo, tan cloth (hardcover), xxix, 382 pp. Foldout chart in rear pocket, maps, plans, photos. Near-Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Hecht, Susanna and Cockburn, Alexander. The Fate of The Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon.
New York: HarperPerennial, [1990]. 
Octavo, softbound, 357 pp. Near-Fine. Illus. with b&w photos. “Why is the Amazon rain forest burning? How much forest is left and how can it be saved? The Fate of the Forest explores the history of the rain forest: the geological upheavals 50 million years ago, the gold fever of the siteenth-century conquiestadors, the schemes of Brazil's military dictators in the sixties and seventies and the murderous rampages of the big ranchers and their gunmen. Susanna hecht and Alexander Cockburn disclose the chilling panorama of destruction: the extinction of flor and fauna; the poisoning of rivers; and the persecution and slaughter of Indians, rubber tappers abd settkers, They expose the real power struggels between the defenders and destroyers of the Amazon rain forest and explain in detail why trees are being felled, ruining both the land and its people while also changing the world's climate. In addition, their book sheds new light on the death of Chico Mendes...” 
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20 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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