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Land Of the Takatu, Becker, Bob
1 Land Of the Takatu
Becker, Bob
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright orange lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 271 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A South American adventure story. 015329

Price: 10.00 USD
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Westward From Rio, Bowman, Heath and Stirling Dickinson
2 Westward From Rio
Bowman, Heath and Stirling Dickinson
Chicago/New York Willett, Clark & Co. 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine, illustration of palm trees on spine. Fraying to cloth at top edge of spine; wear to two lower corner tips. Hint of fading to spine and board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by both authors on half-title page. Clean illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated with 100 block prints. 351 pgs. Large 8vo. Adventure. 012801

Price: 30.00 USD
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East Meets West, South of the Border, Canfield, D. Lincoln
3 East Meets West, South of the Border
Canfield, D. Lincoln
Carbondale and Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slight fading at extreme upper edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed in Spanish and signed, dated on front free endpaper by author. Previous owner name and date below. 137 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small spot on front panel near fold edge (smaller than a dime); one 1/16" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Latin America. 016230

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Puma's Claw, Clark, Simon
4 The Puma's Claw
Clark, Simon
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1959 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Orange cloth boards have light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large chips. Story of the seven young men who climbed Pumasillo or "the Puma's Claw" in the Andes of Peru in 1957. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012080

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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
5 Amazon Head-Hunters
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Henry Holt & Company 1953 First Edition, later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing, association copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my fellow explorer Allan R. Holmberg with high esteem and sincere best wishes for continued success on your Peruvian humanitarian project. - Lewis Cotlow (Christmas 1957)." Laid in is a four page review of the book with photographs by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Saturday Review, and the New York Herald Tribune. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, maps. 245 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top front panel edge, slight wear at top spine edge. Photo of author with an Indian of the Mato Grosso on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Cotlow's journeys and adventures in his quest to learn as much as he could abou the Jivaro head-hunters and other primitive tribes of South America, and to make a film about their lives. 024544

Price: 60.00 USD
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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
6 Dom Pedro of Brazil
Criss, Mildred
New York Dodd Mead 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Victor J. Dowling, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold crown on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (decorated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, very tiny chip at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book, written for high school age readers and up, is a well researched dramatic biography of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. 013166

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
7 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1952 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good very good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, but some sunning to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. Author's expedition to French Guiana in South America, illustrated with photographs and maps. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips and chipping at top spine edge, crease at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 011043

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
8 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York/Boston Duell, Sloan & Pearce/Little Brown 1952 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Photographs By Ruth and Hassoldt Davis 
Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 306 pgs. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of light edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is the true story of explorer-author Hassoldt Davis's exploration of French Guiana, inland from St. Laurent to the Tumac Humac Mountains of the Brazilian Border. 8vo. Adventure. 015138

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Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America, Davis, Richard Harding
9 Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America
Davis, Richard Harding
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1896 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Dark blue cloth boards with red title box, gold decoration on spine. Slightest hint of soiling (a few very faint, small spots on rear board). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Some wear at top and bottom spine edge. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with very tasteful vintage previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 282 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates, maps. 8vo. Adventure. 015042

Price: 15.00 USD
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10 The Green Cathedral: Sustainable Development of Amazonia
De Onis, Juan
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1992 0-19-507460-2 / 9780195074604 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow/orange cloth boards with green cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright, with remainder mark on bottom and top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 280 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. South America. 010900

Price: 15.00 USD
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South American Adventures, Desmond, Alice Curtis
11 South American Adventures
Desmond, Alice Curtis
New York MacMillan 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Boards are unfaded and quite clean, a few very faint water spots to boards resulting in loss of sheen. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. 8vo. South America. 015344

Price: 15.00 USD
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Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People, Edwards, Albert
12 Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People
Edwards, Albert
New York Macmillan 1911 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"Published, October, 1911" on copyright page, 1911 on title page. Clean red cloth boards with black cecoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 585 pp. with index. Frontis photo portrait of George Washington Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Illustrated with black & white photographs, fold-out map. 019657

Price: 30.00 USD
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Rio, Gibson, Hugh
13 Rio
Gibson, Hugh
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1937 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean dark blue cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. 264 pgs. illustrated with black & white plates. Stunning photographic dustjacket has small price clip at top corner of front inside flap, several smallish edge chips, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gorgeous panorama, with viwtas and close-ups, of the world's most beautiful harbor city, written by a brilliant writer and Pan-American Diplomat of the time. 018557

Price: 15.00 USD
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Getting To Know The General: The Story of An Involvement, Graham Greene
14 Getting To Know The General: The Story of An Involvement
Graham Greene
London Bodley Head 1984 0370308085 / 9780370308081 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 224 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024611

Price: 25.00 USD
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White River, Brown Water: A Record-Making Kayak Journey down the Amazon, Holman, Alan
15 White River, Brown Water: A Record-Making Kayak Journey down the Amazon
Holman, Alan
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Mountaineers Books 1985 0-89886-113-6 / 9780898861136 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green clothboards with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 190 pgs. with glossary of terms. Illustrated with color photographs. Dustjacket is clean, unchipped, unfaded, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 014145

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Stars Weep, Javal, Jean-Luc
16 The Stars Weep
Javal, Jean-Luc
London Hutchinson & Co. 1956 First U.K. Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 198 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several shallow chips along top edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Two young French students of Ethnology set out on an adventure to South America to learn about its people, their customs and personalities. 8vo. South America. 013576

Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Passage Through El Dorado: Traveling the World's Last Great Wilderness
Kandell, Jonathan
New York William Morrow & Co. 1984 0-688-02664-8 / 9780688026646 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing. Flat Signed by Author on half title page. Clean blue boards with ivory cloth spine, copper metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 312 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008835

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mama Poc: An Ecologist's Account of the Extinction of a Species, LaBastille, Anne
18 Mama Poc: An Ecologist's Account of the Extinction of a Species
LaBastille, Anne
New York W. W. Norton 1990 0-393-02830-5 / 9780393028300 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Clean green boards with clean beige cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading at lower board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean; clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 313 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A compelling adventure with ecologist Anne LaBastille as she follows the decline of a flightless diving bird found only in the highlands of Guatemala. 8vo. Ecology. 013724

Price: 15.00 USD
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Cloud Forest - A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness, Matthiessen, Peter
19 Cloud Forest - A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness
Matthiessen, Peter
New York Viking Press 1961 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Published in 1961 by the Viking Press, Inc." on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. Very slight bump to one corner tip; no fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers illustrated with maps. Small ink-stamped name of previous owner at top edge of back side of front free endpaper, no other writing or marks in book. 280 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has previous owner name in margin of front inside flap; shallow chipping at top spine edge (Max. 1/4"), wear to surface of fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A glimpse of the one of the world's last wild terrains within the mysterious continent of South America. 018663

Price: 55.00 USD
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The Amazonian Chronicles, Meunier, Jacques and A. M. Savarin
20 The Amazonian Chronicles
Meunier, Jacques and A. M. Savarin
San Francisco Mercury House 1994 1-56279-053-6 / 9781562790530 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
AS NEW first edition. Very clean yellow-orange boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 169 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The authors chart the history and wonder of the Amazon region and report their own extraordinary experience of it. Their work is a fervent plea to end the genocide of Amazonian people that continues today. 8vo. South America. 015397

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