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Gardens of New Spain; How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America
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Gardens of New Spain; How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America

By William W. Dunmire (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2004 University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 2004. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. No DJ. Pictorial card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 376 pp 8vo. This book tells the fascinating story of the diffusion of plants, gardens, agriculture, and cuisine from late medieval Spain to the colonial frontier of Hispanic America. In lively prose, the author tells stories of settlers, missionaries, and natives who blended their growing and eating practices into regional plantways and cuisines that live on today in every corner of America. A clean pristine copy.

$25.00

One Day I'll Tell You the Things I've Seen
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One Day I'll Tell You the Things I've Seen

By Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2016 University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM. 2016. Softcover/Trade Wraps. 2nd Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. No DJ. Pictorial card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split; text is secure in binding. 120 pp 8vo. A collection of short stories about relationships and social experiences. The author's conversational narrative takes readers around the world, from the orchards of California to the cornfields of Iowa, from the neighborhoods of Madrid and Mexico City to the Asian shore of Istanbul. A the characters navigate borders and border crossings both physical and psychological, they attempt ot make sense of their increasingly complex memories and relationships. A clean pristine copy.

$12.00

The Life and Times of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

By Arthur Howard Noll, A. Philip McMahon

Chicago, IL : A. C. McClurg & Company, 1910 A. C. McClurg & Company, Chicago, IL. 1910. Hardcover. First Edition (Stated Published September 17, 1910) Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner number label on spine. Book Condition: Good; spine roll; wear to head, tail, and tips; light foxing to textblock top; wear through cloth on lower front for 1 inch; foxing to opening and closing 4-5 pages. No DJ. Green cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on spine. Internal hinges are sound not cracked for broken. 200 pp 12mo. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), a Mexican revolutionary priest, is considered the foremost patriot of Mexican independence. He led a revolt against Spanish rule that inaugurated a series of military and political episodes culminating in the achievement of Mexican independence in 1821. A clean presentable copy.

$150.00

Hitler's Man in Havana; Heinz Luning and Nazi Espionage in Latin America

By Thomas D. Schoonover

Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2008 The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 2008. Hardcover. First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: New. DJ: New. Gray boards with black overlay on spine with bright white lettering on spine. 218pp 8vo. A fascinating study of an obscure German spy in Cuba during the second world war who was captured and executed by the Cubans in 1942 for supposedly having radio communications with German U-Boats that were sinking American and Cuban ships in the Caribbean. The author shows why the arrest and execution of and otherwise ordinary, even incompetent spy became such a sensation, as it served various and often competing objectives of politicians, diplomats, and intelligence officials in Cuba, the US, and Great Britain. A clean pristine copy.

$18.00

The Chronicles of Michoacan
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The Chronicles of Michoacan

By Eugene R. Crand and Reginald C Reindorp; Translators and Editors

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. Volume 98 of The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on FFFP. Book Condition: As New. DJ: As New. Red cloth boards and spine with bright gold lettering on spine. 259 pp. This Spanish Colonial document concerning the Tarascan Indians of the state of Michoacan in west-central Mexico is to be ranked with such works as the Books ofChilam Balam of Yucatan in revealing the history and nature of the inhabitants of Mexico prior to the Spanish Conquest. A clean pristine copy in Brodart mylar.

$60.00

The Spanish-American Independence Movement
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The Spanish-American Independence Movement

By Jay Kinsbruner

Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co., 1984 Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, FL. 1984. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Ex-academic military copy. 3rd printing. Krieger History Titles. Book is tight, square, but does have highlighting throughout the text. Book Condition: VG; library stamp on back of front wrap and title page; book near fine if not for highlighting. No DJ. Pictorial wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split. 144 pp. This book is to be a guide through a complicated period of Spanish American history highlighted by an active citizenry that carried out the independence movement and to a certain degree determined the character of the new nations. A very presentable and little used copy.

$6.00

Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns

By Wendy Ashmore, Editor

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1981 University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM. 1981. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. A School of American Research Book. Advanced Seminar Series. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on front pastedown. Book Condition: Near Fine; light shelfwear. DJ: Good; chipping and small missing pieces on top edge; chipping at spine tail; wear at tip covers; moisture stain on rear panel at bottom; light sunfading of front panel. 465 pp 8vo. This book investigates the settlement patterns of the pre-Hispanic lowland Maya remains over the landscape based on history, ethnographic analogy and trade. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$30.00

For Science and National Glory; The Spanish Scientific Expedition to America, 1862-1866

By Robert Ryal Miller

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. Volume 55 of the American Exploration and Travel Series. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: Fine. Yellow boards and spine with black lettering, red bands, and Spanish seal. 194 pp. Four centuries after Columbus, Isabella II, sent a scientific expedition to that part of the New World still ruled by Spain. Seven naturalists and a photographer made up the Scientific Commission of the Pacific 1862-66. Their mission was to collect specimens of plants and animals for iberian museums and universities sending back 82000 items of American natural history. This is the first account of the expedition to be printed in English. A clean pristine copy.

$25.00

Travels; A Selection

By Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Washington, DC: Pan American Union, 1963 Pan American Union, Washington, DC. 1963. Hardcover. First Edition thus. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on front pastedown and FFFP. 1 of 2000 copies, printed in Mexico. Book Condition: VG; light wear to boards from shelving; dust soiling of textblock top. DJ: VG; NOT price clipped; light rubbing across jacket from shelving and rubbing from older style plastic jacket. Blue cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on spine and front board. 297 pp 8vo. The author was an outstanding Spanish American figure who distinguished himself as a writer, educator, world traveler, and statesman in the mid-1800s. This work, a selection from the original entitled Viajes en Europa, Africa, i America, is a product of the travels he undertook in 1845-1848 for the Chilean government. The portion dealing with the US, here translated in its entirety, documents his first encounter with the country who institutions and culture he cam to regard as models for Argentina and for the entire world. A clean very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$10.00

Spanish Culture in Proverbs

By Nick Candelaria

Portales, NM: Privately Published, 1973 Privately Published, Portales, NM. 1973. Softcover/Trade Wraps. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition; VG. No DJ. Printed black and white pictorial wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split .Slight yellowing to edges of cover. 78 pp 8vo. A collection of 198 philosophical proverbs (sayings) from the Spanish culture of the Southwest that have been handed down from generation to generation among the Spanish people. These sayings come from Cervantes Spain to the new world and they have been expanded throughout Latin America and here in our own Southwest. Each is translated into English and then explained. A clean and presentable copy.

$15.00

The Miraculous Fever-Tree; Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World
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The Miraculous Fever-Tree; Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World

By Fiammetta Rocco

London, England: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, London, England. 2003. Hardcover. First Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: As New. Black boards and spine with bright silver lettering on spine. 348 pp. In 1623 Pope Urban VIII determined that cure to mal'aria be found and in 1631 a jesuit apothecarist in Peru sent to the Old World a cure that had been found in the New World. The cure was quinine from the bark of the cinchona tree. Quinine forced physicians to change their ideas about treating illnesses. The author describes the ravages of the disease, and how the cinchona seeds were smuggled out of Peru opening the door to Western imperial adventure in Asia, Africa, and beyond. A clean pristine mint copy- read once- from my personal library.

$16.00

Saltillo 1770-1810; Town and Region in the Mexican North

By Leslie S. Offutt

Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2001 The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 2001. Hardcover. First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: VG+; rubbing to covers; top edge bumping; closed tears to upper gutters. Maroon cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on spine. 277 pp 8vo. At the end of the eighteenth century the community of Saltillo in NE Mexico was a thriving hub of commerce. Over the previous hundred years its population had doubled to 11,000 and the town was not longer limited to a peripheral role in the country's economy. Not a backwater, but a significant town, a richly textured society, and a core of leading merchants. A clean and very presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket.

$65.00

The Brave Bulls

By Tom Lea (AUTHOR SIGNED)

Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1949 Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. 1949. Hardcover. 9th Reprinting in 1949. Signed by author on the half title verso. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good; light sunning of spine; light bottom edge shelfwear. No DJ. Scarlet colored cloth boards and spine with silver title in black shadowbox; black lettering on spine; matador cape and sword on front board. Matador endpapers. clean interior; hinges sound. 270 pp 8vo. This book is the story of Luis Bello, "The Swordsman of Guerreras", the greatest matador in Mexico, who is at the top of his profession, with everything that comes with it, money, a mistress, family and friends, bravado, the crowds are infatuated with him. But one day fear changes everything, he suddenly feels a fear that previously he had not felt in the invincibility that comes with healthy-macho-youth. A clean very presentable copy.

$40.00

The Panama Canal

By Frederic J. Haskin

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1913 Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City, NY. 1913. Hardcover. First Edition (matching title page date and copyright date). Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good; small moisture stains on front board and textblock top; soiling to spine; light wear to tips. No DJ. Red cloth boards and spine with chipped lettering on spine and bright white lettering on front board. Canal map is present before title page. 386 pp 8vo. The Panama Canal is a ship canal which joins the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, it had an enormous impact on shipping between the two oceans, replacing the long and treacherous route via the Drake Passage and Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. Although the concept of a canal near Panama dates back to the early 16th century, the first attempt to construct a canal began in 1880 under French leadership. After this attempt failed and many thousands of workers died, the project of building a canal was attempted and completed by the United States in the early 1900s, with the canal opening in 1914. The author was an American journalist and author most known for his information column that appeared in The Star and more than 100 other newspapers. A clean presentable copy.

$25.00

Machu Picchu; The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds
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Machu Picchu; The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds

By Elizabeth Mann

New York, NY: Mikaya Press, 2000 Mikaya Press, New York. 2000. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Fine; NOT Price Clipped ($19.95). Pictorial boards and spine with white and red lettering on spine and front board with pictorial matching DJ. Maps as endpapers. 47 pp 4to. Perched betwen two mountain peaks and set in the spectacular high Andes, constructed out of hard granite rock shaped by hand into some of the most intricate stonework the world has ever seen, Machu Picchu is a astonishing as the Inca people who built it. The Incas once held and empire of 2500 miles, built a vast system of roads, and governed a population of ten million people who helped build this stone palace then suddenly the Inca world fell apart. This is the story of that rise and fall. A clean pristine copy.

$13.50

San Elizario; Spanish Presidio to Texas County Seat

By Rick Hendricks and W. H. Timmons

El Paso, TX: The University of Texas at El Paso/Texas Western Press, 1998 The University of Texas at El Paso/Texas Western Press, El Paso, TX. 1998. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: New in manufacturer's vinyl wrapper. DJ: New in manufacturer's vinyl wrapper. Tan cloth boards with green cloth overlay on spine with red metallic lettering on the spine and the front board. 158 pp 8vo. This first documented history of San Elizario in the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods to 1900, utilizes Spanish and Mexican sources, particularly the Juarez Archive. San Elizario became El Paso's first county seat in 1850 and the records for the 1880s reveal the struggle of leadership as it faced the problems of incorporation, crime, taxes, schools, and an adequate water supply. A clean pristine copy.

$50.00

El Gringo; The Yankee Image in Latin America

By D. H. Radler

Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Company, 1962 Chilton Company, Philadelphia, PA. 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine; slight browning to pastedowns. DJ: Fine; slight rubbing. Black boards and spine with bright gold lettering on spine. 169 pp. Little has been written about how Latins think or feel about the US. A understanding of latin America can be found in this book. It is a balanced statement that examines the good and bad that we have done neither whitewashing our errors nor ignoring our signal successes. This book reveals the deep human misunderstandings between the US and our Latin American neighbors. A clean pristine book in Brodart mylar.

$25.00

Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag

By Armando Valladares

Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Book Study, 2001 Living Sacrifice Book Company, Bartlesville, OK. 2001. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. No DJ. Pictorial wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine is not creased or split. 432 pp. An extraordinary account of the cruelty that we should know enough to expect from dictatorships but that in the case of Fidel Castro has been successfully concealed from outside observers. The author was arrested for opposition to communism and imprisoned for 22 years. The story of how one man's deep Christian faith enabled him to sustain the most evil treatment and never abandon hope. A clean pristine copy.

$10.00

San Elizario; Spanish Presidio to Texas County Seat

By Rick Hendricks and W. H. Timmons

El Paso, TX: The University of Texas at El Paso/Texas Western Press, 1998 The University of Texas at El Paso/Texas Western Press, El Paso, TX. 1998. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: New. DJ: New. Tan cloth boards with green cloth overlay on spine with red metallic lettering on the spine and the front board. 158 pp 8vo. This first documented history of San Elizario in the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods to 1900, utilizes Spanish and Mexican sources, particularly the Juarez Archive. San Elizario became El Paso's first county seat in 1850 and the records for the 1880s reveal the struggle of leadership as it faced the problems of incorporation, crime, taxes, schools, and an adequate water supply. A clean pristine copy.

$45.00

The Literary Memoranda of William Hickling Prescott; Two Volumes/Slipcase

By C. Harvey Gardiner, Editor

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 1961. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Books are tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. No DJ. Slipcase Condition: VG+; missing small piece of pastedown on the right side; small bump to the upper and lower left tips. Beige cloth boards and spine with maroon labels and lettering to spine with gilt lettering to labels. Tinted text block top. 292 and 284pp, Royal Octavo. One of the first Americans to win acclaim as a historian, Prescott was a Hispanist and a meticulous note taker leaving behind 12 notebooks that document his history writing process and act as a personal diary. Hampered by visual impairment for most of his life he overcame the problem to become a great historian. Clean pristine copies.

$14.00

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