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Last Updated January 14, 2016


1. Ainsworth), MEANS (Philip. Peruvian Textiles. Examples of the Pre-Incaic Period, with a Chronology of Early Peruvian Cultures Metropolitan Museum, 1930. Some shelf wear to binding. Some discoloration to the edges of the boards. The dust jacket has some chips  and tears to the edges. $7.50

2. Antigua Libreria Robredo. Los Chortis Ante el Problema Maya. Historia de las Culturas Indígenas de América, Desde su Oigen Hasta Hoy. Tomo IV (4). Antigua Librería Robledo, Colección Cultura Precolombina, 1949. Softbound covers. Some small tears to the edges. Wear and light soiling to the covers. Volume 4 only in the set. $65.00

3. Antigua Libreria Robredo. Los Chortis Ante el Problema Maya. Historia de las Culturas Indígenas de América, Desde su Origen Hasta Hoy. Tomo V (5). Antigua Librería Robledo, Colección Cultura Precolombina, 1949. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. Light soiling to the covers. Volume 5 only. $65.00

4. Beloch, Israel & Alzira Alves de Abreu. Dicionario Historico-Biografico Brasileiro, 1930-1983. Complete set of four volumes. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Forensa-Universitaria, 1984. Complete set of four volumes. The text is in Portuguese. Light wear to the bindings. Overall near very good condition. A large and heavy set. For international orders, please inquire as to extra postage costs. $175.00

5. Coleman, Bradley Lynn. Colombia and the United States: The Making of an Inter-American Alliance, 1939-1960. The Kent State University Press, 2008. 303 pages. Very good condition, both book and dust jacket. $8.50

6. Conzemius, Eduard. Ethnographical Survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians of Honduras and Nicaragua. GPO, 1932. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. Spine faded. Sll crease to the front cover. A clean and tight copy. $17.50

7. Dannaldson, James M. A Trek in the Amazon Jungles. Highland Press, 1947. 90 pages. Signed by the author. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners slightly bumped.  $100.00

8. Dannaldson, James M. A Trek in the Amazon Jungles. Highland Press, 1947. 90 pages. Signed by the author and dated April 4, 1949. The author's foil sticker which says "Author's Edition" is also present at the bottom of the title page Slight shelf wear to the spine edges. The bottom corners are lightly bumped. The dust jacket has a few closed tears, wear and some discoloration to the edges. Scarce in dust jacket. $120.00

9. de Maldonado, Dora Montalvo. LA MEDICINA TRADICIONAL EN EL PERU. CONTRIBUCION A SU ESTUDIO. Lima, Peru: Privately Printed, 1988. 112 pages. Softbound covers show some wear to the edges. Slight Browning to the edges of the covers. A clean and tight copy. $19.50

10. De Montmollin, Olivier. SETTLEMENT SURVEY IN THE ROSARIO VALLEY, CHIAPAS, MEXICO. Papers of the New World Archeological Foundation, #57. Provo, Utah: New World Archaeological Foundation, 1989. 254 pages. Softcover binding. Slight wear to spine and corners. $48.00

11. de Torquemada, Fray Juan de. Monarquia Indiana. Set of 3 volumes in vellum. Mexico: Salvador Chavez Hayhoe, 1943. 1943 facsimile edition. Set of 3 volumes beautifully bound in vellum, with leather tie strings. The vellum has warped outward at the edges of the bindings, which is almost always the case with vellum. There are a few small rubbed or soiled spots to the edges of the vellum. One of the leather string ties is missing. Overall this has been very nicely preserved.  A beautiful facsimile reproduction of the rare and important first edition. $950.00

12. Enock, C. Reginald. The Secret of the Pacific: A Discussion of the Origin of the Early Civilisations of America, the Toltecs, Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, and Their Predecessors; and of the Possibilities of Asiatic Influence Thereon. Unwin, 1913. 1913 second impression. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners bumped and rubbed through. A few rubbed spots to the covers. She binding is tight. $48.00

13. Furci, Carmelo. The Chilean Communist Party and the Road to Socialism. London: Zed Books, 1984. 224 pages. Softbound covers show some wear to the edges. The text has quite a bit of highlighting in yellow to about 100 pages. $12.50

14. Gilliss, J.M. The US Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-50-51-52. Volumes I (1) and II (2). Philadelphia: J. D. Lippincott, 1855. This is volumes I and II. Original light brown cloth bindings. Ex-library ink marks on the spines. There is wear and rubbing to the edges of the spines and corners, with some discoloration and a few scuffed marks to the binding. Corners are rubbed through and slightly bumped. The hinges are tight and the text blocks are sound. Overall quite a solid set. This set has former ownership bookplate of the Salt Lake Temple Library Fund from the 1890's. There is also a former bookplate and ink stamp for the LDS Church Historian's Office, with a stamp that says "cancelled" across the bookplate. This set is collated and complete, with the three folding maps,  the fold-out panoramic view, and all of the plates. A beautiful and important South American exploration work. $150.00

15. Hahmann, Carlheinz & Charles S. Small. Brazilian Steam Album. Volume 1-Plus & Minus Two Footers. Railhead Publications, 1985. Glossy softbound covers with stapled binding. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Light soiling to the edges of the covers. The pages are clean and tightly bound. $128.00

16. Hartman, C.V. Archaeological Researches in Costa Rica. Stockholm, Sweden: Ivar Haeggstroms Boktryckeri, 1901. Beautifully bound in the original full vellum. There are some soiled spots to the vellum, as is usually the case with this material. There is also slight warpage outward of the covers, which is also usually the case with vellum. Some wear to the edges of the spine and corners. The binding is tight and the text block is sound and tightly bound. Complete with 195 pages followed by 87 four-page plates. A large and beautiful archaeological book and an important early contribution to the field. This is a very nice copy. Note: international or expedited shipping will be quite a bit extra, as this is an extremely large and heavy book. $495.00

17. Jones, Tom & Carolyn-editors. U MUT MAYA IV: A COLLECTION OF REPORTS FROM ATTENDANTS OF THE VIII AND IX ADVANCED SEMINARS ON MAYA HIEROGLYPHIC WRITING HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, MARCH 12-17, 1990 AND MARCH 11-16, 1991. Arcata, California: Privately Printed, 1992. 300 pages. Softbound covers. Slight shelf wear to the spine edges, else very good condition. $19.50

18. Kalliola, Risto. Amazonia Peruana: Vegetacion Humeda Tropical en el Ilano Subandino. Lima, Peru: FINNIDA, 1993. 265 pages. Light shelf wear. A clean and tight copy. Very scarce. The text is in Spanish. $29.50

19. Leon, Jorge. PLANTAS ALIMENTICIAS ANDINAS. Lima, Peru: Instituto Interamericano de  Ciencias, 1964. 112 pages. Softbound binding shows wear, discoloration and some soiling to the covers. Former library label on the top of the front cover. There is a letter from a researcher presenting this book to a colleague. This letter is pasted inside the front cover and is quite interesting. A very scarce book of the medicinal and healing plants of the Andes region. $75.00

20. Mariscal, Federico E.. Estudio Arquitectonico De Las Ruinas Mayas Yucatan Y Campeche. Mexico: Secretaria de Educacion Publica, 1928. Large flexible card covers with brown cloth spine. Wear and rubbing to the edges. Top and bottom of spine has some splits in the cloth and quite a bit of wear. Oorners bumped and creased. Front hinge is starting to pull away, but still attached. With numerous photographs and diagrams. $70.00

21. McCown, Theodore Doney. Pre-Incaic Huamachuco: Survey and Excavations in the Region of Huamachuco and Cajabamba. University of California Press, 1945. 399 pages. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges and fadind to the spine. $36.50

22. Molina, A. de, Fray. Vocabulario en Lengua Castellana y Mexicana. Colección de Incunables Americanos. Volumen IV (4). Cultura Hispánica, 1944. 1944 first edition. Softbound covers. Wear to the edges and spine. A few small tears and some soiled spots to the covers. Volume IV only of the set. $49.50

23. Myers, H.M. LIFE AND NATURE UNDER THE TROPICS: OR, SKETCHES OF TRAVELS AMONG THE ANDES, AND ON THE ORINOCO, RIO NEGRO, AMAZONS, AND IN CENTRAL AMERICA. New York: D. Appleton and company, 1871. 330 pages. Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners bumped and rubbed through. $25.00

24. Norma Schwendener and Averil Tibbels. Legends & Dances of Old Mexico. A.S.Barnes and Company, 1933. Shelf wear to the spine edges and corners. Dust jacket has chips and tears to the edges and some tape repair with non-archival tape. $12.95

25. Perez de Barradas, Jose. Arqueologica Agustiniana: Excavaciones Archeologicas Realizadas de Marzo a Diciembre de 1937. Bogota, Colombia: Bibliotecha de Cultura Colombiana, 1943. Large green stiff paper covers. The text block is cracked in the middle, resulting in the book starting to split in half. It is still holding together, but does have this major flaw. There are a few chips to the edges of the paper spine and slight discoloration to portions of the covers. Beautifully illustrated with dozens of black-and-white photographic plates at the end of the book. $75.00

26. Popenoe, Dorothy Hughes. The Ruins of Tenampua, Honduras. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1936. Softbound covers show light wear and slight discoloration. T few pages are uncut. $25.00

27. Roth, Walter E. Additional Studies of the Arts, Crafts, and Customs of the Guiana Indians. Bulletin 91 Smithsonian Institution, 1929. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. $19.50

28. Rutter, Richard A. CATALOGO DE PLANTAS UTILES DE LA AMAZONIA PERUANA. Peru: Ministerio de Educacion/Instituto Linguistico de Verano, Peru, 1990. 349 pages. Softbound covers show some wear to the spine and corners. There is some soiling to the edges of the covers. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. Numerous illustrations and descriptions of medicinal plants found in the Peruvian Amazon. Text is in Spanish. $55.00

29. Sheinin, David. Searching for Authority:   Pan Americanism, Diplomacy and Politics in US-Argentine Relations, 1910-1930. University Press of the South, 1998. 188 pages. Signed by the author. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. O clean and tight copy. $115.00

30. Steward, Julian. Handbook of South American Indians: Volume 1: The Marginal Tribes. GPO, 1946. Volume 1 only. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners bumped. Soiled spots on cover. $45.00

31. Steward, Julian H. Handbook of South American Indians: Volume 3-The Tropical Forest Tribes. Washington: US Govt. Printing Office, 1948. 1011 pages. Volume 3 only. Shelf wear to the binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners bumped. Fading to the spine and cover. $49.50

32. Steward, Julian H. Handbook of South American Indians: Volume 6- Physical Anthropology. See notes, 1950. Volume 6 only. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. $17.50

33. Steward, Julian H. Handbook of South American Indians: Volume 5-The Comparative Ethnology of South American Indians. Cooper Square Pub, 1963. Volume 5 only. Some shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. $17.50

34. Stirling, M.W. Historical and Ethnographical Material on the Jivaro Indians. BAE 117 U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges. Slight soiling on covers. $28.00

35. Villacres, Victor O. Bioactividad De Plantas Amazonicas. Abya-Yala Ediciones, 1995. 378 pages. Glossy softbound covers show light wear to the edges. No underlining. The text is in Spanish. $15.95

36. Willey, Gordon R. EXCAVATIONS AT SEIBAL. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1990. 276 pages. Softbound covers. Shelf wear to spine and corners. $32.95

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