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South America

South America

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21 The Southern Americans
Plenn, Abel
New York Creative Age 1948 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering, red and gold decoration on spine. Corners lightly bumped, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 455 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), a few tiny shallow edge chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detailed account of the development of South America. The letters, reports, speeches and reminiscences of such people as Prince Henry the Navigator, Columbus, the Pizarros, President Cardenas of Mexico, Abraham Lincoln, Cortes, Garibaldi, Chalres Darwin, Richard Burton and more are examples of the diversity of the material presented. 019506

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Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America, Ray, G. W.
22 Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America
Ray, G. W.
Cleveland C. Hauser, Publisher 1925 Twenty-second Edition (revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with illustrated cover (man on horseback) with gilt lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 305 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on front free endpaper: "With the kindest wishes of the author - G. W. Ray". 009814

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End of the Spear, Saint, Steve
23 End of the Spear
Saint, Steve
Saltriver (Tynedale House Publishers) 2005 0-8423-6439-0 / 9780842364393 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean green faux leather textured boards with bright 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. 338 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not clipped or chipped, no tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The inspiration for a major motion picture, the true story of Steve Saint, who was only five years old when his father was brutally killed by Waodani warriors, men from the most savage culture ever known. But in a story almost too amazing to be true, Steve eventually comes to know--and even love--the very ones who drove the spears into his father's body. 8vo. Adventure. 012938

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24 Bride of the Conqueror
Spence, Hartzell
New York Random House 1954 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Very clean black boards with sword illustration blind stamped on cover. Gold lettering on clean brown cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Pages topstained black. Pages are very clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. Very small book shop sticker at bottom edge of rear fixed endpaper. 336 pgs. Bright dustjacket is not price clipped, very minimal edgewear (a few very small, shallow closed edge tears). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Historical Fiction. 014705

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South by Thunderbird, Strode, Hudson
25 South by Thunderbird
Strode, Hudson
New York Random House 1937 Third printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean silver cloth boards with blue airplane illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 388 pgs. with appendix. Liberally illustrated with black & white photographs. Travel narrative of author's explorations of Latin America and South America. 018626

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South By Thunderbird, Strode, Hudson
26 South By Thunderbird
Strode, Hudson
New York National Travel Club 1937 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold NTC symbol on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps have slight browning; no names, writing or bookplates. 388 pgs. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Map of South America in excellent condition in original glassine wrapper enclosed. Clean dustjacket has corner chip at rear base spine corner, shallow chipping at top spine edge, small chip at spine fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fascinating story of a trip by clipper plane from one end of South America to the other. 8vo. Adventure. 016049

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The Farm on the River of Emeralds, Thomsen, Moritz
27 The Farm on the River of Emeralds
Thomsen, Moritz
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1978 0395263115 / 9780395263112 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing (full number line on copyright page) in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Lovely book in collectible condition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with clean gold endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 329 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Memorable story of a fifty-three year old white American, an ex-Peace Corps Volunteer, who keeps a promise he made to a poor, uneducated black friend twenty years his junior. A year after leaving the Peace Corps, Moritz Thomsen returned to Ecuador to join Ramon Prado in hacking a farm out of the jungle. This is their story. 027472

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28 Chile: Death in the South
Timerman, Jacobo
New York Knopf 1987 0-394-53838-2 / 9780394538389 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean brown boards with silver lettering on cover, black cloth spine with silver lettering. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp. No names or bookplates inside. 134 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, has no chipping or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 004364

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Beyond the Andes, Turolla, Pino
29 Beyond the Andes
Turolla, Pino
New York Harper & Row 1980 0-06-014369-X / 9780060143695 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, slight dust speckling to page edges. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 364 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. South America. 012847

Price: 20.00 USD
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30 The Desert Kingdoms of Peru
Von Hagen, Victor W.
Greenwich, CT New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd. 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with red title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Beautifully decorated clean endpapers. Previous owner bookplate lightly glued on back of half-title page. 191 pgs. with index. Illustrated in full color and black & white. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top of spine, a few short edge tears, small chip at base of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Ancient History. 009775

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31 The Golden Man: The Quest for El Dorado
Von Hagen, Victor W.
Book Club Associates 1974 0-347-0006-1 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 346 pgs. Illustrated with drawings, maps, photographs in black & white and full color. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The search by explorers and adventurers for legendary untold riches in the mountains of Columbia. First published by Saxon House in England, this is the First American Edition published by Book Club Associates in 1974. 8vo. Exploration. 010828

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The Mapmaker's Wife, Whitaker, Robert
32 The Mapmaker's Wife
Whitaker, Robert
Basic Books, Inc. 2004 0-7382-0808-6 / 9780738208084 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean gray boards with clean red-orange spine, silver lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine base, faint remainder mark on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright; clean green endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 352 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. A true sweeping tale of adventure, discovery and exploration is one woman's extraordinary journey, inspired by her love for a man she had not seen in 20 years. In 1769, Isabel Grameson, an upper-class Peruvian woman who had lived all her life close to home, set out across the Andes and down the length of the Amazon in order to rejoin her husband in French Guiana. 8vo. Adventure. 016369

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Safari South America, Wood, Christina
33 Safari South America
Wood, Christina
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1972 0-8008-6945-1 / 9780800869458 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Nancy Lou Gahan, Illustrator 
Very clean olive green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean yellow endpapers. 224 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Nancy Lou Gahan. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has two tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The author embarks on a wild life rescue mission in South America to help save several thousand wild animals trapped by the rising waters of a hydroelectric dam. 8vo. South America. 013114

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Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis, Zahl, Paul A.
34 Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis
Zahl, Paul A.
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription (dated 1954) on front free endpaper. No other marks. 264 pgs. Illustrated with full page black & white photographic plates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small corner chips, short closed edge tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An excellent book on travel and adventure, focused on the search for a bird--the Scarlet Ibis. This serves as a background for side glimpses of the flooded Venezuelan llanos, their slime and scum, vegetation, insects, fish, reptiles, and, not least, human inhabitants. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Adventure. 017183

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35 Panama
Zencey, Eric
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1995 First Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with burgundy lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 375 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.First Edition. 001456

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