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1 A Few Facts Relative to the Mineral Wealth of Choco More Particularly in and about the River Andagueda, Republic of Colombia, South America.
Boston Peck Bros. ca. 1910 Softcover Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
22 pages, wrappers, very good. Small piece missing from corner of front cover, not affecting text. Scarce. Interesting early booklet giving the glowing prospects of gold mining in the Choco area. "Choco, a district of the State of Cauca, Republic of Colombia, South America, is considered by competent authority hereinafter referred to, to be the rich gold section in the world, many million dollars worth having been taken out by the crude workings of the native. The gravel as yet is hardly touched, and is virgin as far as company work is concerned ~ The Government of Colombia is most friendly to any legitimate enterprise pointing towards the development of the State." From "Gold: Its Geological Occurrence and Geographical Distribution" by James Malcolm Maclaren (Mining Journal, 1908) : "Perhaps the most promising placer-deposits in Colombia are those of the Choco district. ~ The gravels, both of the Choco and the San Juan, are undoubtedly rich, but the deadly climate and difficulties of transport have hitherto prevented their successful exploitation by modern methods." 
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2 ANGLO-AMERICAN YEARBOOK. 1930.
London American Chamber of Commerce in London, 1930 Hard Cover 
590 pages, illustrations, tables, cloth. 
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3 Arbena, Joseph L. (editor) Sport and Society in Latin America: Diffusion, Dependency, and the Rise of Mass Culture.
Westport, CT Greenwood Press 1988 0313247749 / 9780313247743 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
[2], 162 pages, cloth, highlighting throughout. Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, No. 20.; 9.30 X 6.20 X 0.60 inches; 171 pages 
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4 BIRDSALL, NANCY, GRAHAM, CAROL and, SABOT, RICHARD H. editors Beyond tradeoffs : market reforms and equitable growth in Latin America.
Washington, Inter-American Development Bank / Brookings Institution Press 1998 0815709218 / 9780815709213 Soft Cover 
267 pages, diagrams, charts, wrappers, very good. From the foreword: The essays in this book propose new ways of reducing inequality, not by growth-inhibiting transfers and regulations, but by enhancing efficiency--eliminating consumption subsidies for the wealthy, increasing the productivity of the poor, and shifting to a more labor-and-skill-demanding growth path. The chapters draw on discussions at a conference sponsored by the IDB and the MacArthur Foundation, titled "Inequality-Reducing Growth in Latin America" held in Washington, D.C. in January 1997. 
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5 BLANCHARD, PETER Slavery & abolition in early republican Peru
Wilmington, DE, SR Books 1992 0842024298 / 9780842024297 Soft Cover Very Good 
XX,247 pages, wrappers, very good. From the publisher: "Present in Peru from the arrival of the conquistadors in the 16th century, slavery remained legal at the time the nation declared its independence in 1821. Even though the new leaders passed antislavery legislation during the 1820s, the institution survived for an addition three decades and was not abolished until a presidential decree outlawed forced labor in 1855. In Slavery and Abolition in Early Republican Peru, Professor Blanchard discusses the social and economic factors that supported slavery in the years after independence. He focuses on the economics of Peruvian slavery, the life of the slave population and the successes and failures of the abolitionist movement. Of special interest is his discussion of the crucial role the slaves themselves played in their own liberation: through escaping, buying their own freedom, or taking complaints to the courts, they made clear to Peru's slaveholders that his institution could no longer be tolerated." 
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6 BOLIVAR, SIMON Selected Writings of Bolivar. Volume I: 1810-1822 Volume II: 1823-1830.
New York Colonial Press 1951 Hard Cover Very Good 
Compiled by Vicente Lecuna, edited by Harold A. Bierck, Jr.. Translation by Lewis Bertrand. 
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7 BOWMAN, ISAIAH The Andes of southern Peru, geographical reconnaissance along the seventy-third meridian.
American Geographical Society of New York 1916 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
336 pages, many plates and folding maps, diagrams, cloth, some shelf wear otherwise very good. 7 by 10 inches. 1st edition. From the Preface: "The geographic work of the Yale Peruvian expedition of 1911 was essentially a reconnaissance of the Peruvian Andes along the 73d meridian. The route led from the tropical plains of the lower Urubamba southward over lofty snow-covered passes to the desert coast at Camana. The strong climatic and topographic contrasts and the varied human life which the region contains are of geographic interest chiefly because they present so many and such clear cases of environmental control within short distances." 
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8 COLLIER, DAVID editor The New Authoritarianism in Latin America
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1979 0691021945 / 9780691021942 Soft Cover Very Good 
456 pages, wrappers, back-strip sun-faded otherwise very good. Contributors: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, David Collier, Julio Cotler, Albert O. Hirschman, Robert R. Kaufman, James R. Kurth, Guillermo O'Donnell, Jose Serra. From the back cover: While one of the most important attempts to explain the rise of authoritarian regimes and their relationship to problems of economic development has been the bureaucratic-authoritarian mode,' there has been growing dissatisfaction with various elements of this model. In light of this dissatisfaction, a group of leading economists, political scientists, and sociologists was brought together to assess the adequacy of the model and suggest directions for its reformulation. This volume is the product of their discussions over a period of three years and represents an important advance in the critique and refinement of ideas about political development. 
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9 DE BESAULT, LAWRENCE President Trujillo. His work and the Dominican Republic...
Washington Publishing Co. 1936 Hard Cover 
410 pages, 16 plates, pictorial cloth, 2nd edition, very good. Not exactly an unbiased biography. 
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10 DIFFIE, BAILEY W[ALLYS] Latin-American Civilization: Colonial Period
Harrisburg, Pa., Stackpole Sons 1945 Hard Cover Very Good 
With the assistance of Justine Whitfield Diffie. Xviii,812 pages, plates, illustrations, maps, cloth, very good. Second printing. From the preface: "A book is never the product of one person alone. Many people are needed to furnish ideas from which a book springs, and the author is glad to acknowledge the help which so many have cheerfully given to the preparation of this book. First are my own students at the College of the City of New York. From their prodding and questions came the inspiration to attempt a book that would give a partial answer to the many questions that arise about Latin America." 
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11 Ellsworth, P.T. Chile. Economy in Transition.
New York MacMillan Company 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xii, [2], 183 pages, cloth, very good. From the preface: "My interest in making this study was aroused in 1939 when, in the course of my teaching, I was engaged in discussions relating to the mechanism of adjustment in the international balance of payments. " 
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12 FARAGO, LADISLAS Aftermath: Martin Bormann and the fourth reich.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1974 Hard Cover 
477 pages, 8 plates, cloth, very good. An account of Bormann's flight to Argentina and nazi movements in South America after WWII. 
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13 Hancock, Anson Uriel A History of Chile.
Chicago Charles H. Sergel and Company 1893 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
A history of Chile. Latin-American Republics. 471 pages, 10 plates, 2 folding maps, cloth, rebound ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. "Constitution of the republic of Chile": p. 425-455. From the preface: "Two periods of Chilean history have already been well presented to the outside world: the period fo the revolutionand that of the late war between Chile and the Peruvian-Bolivian alliance. Respeting the period between the years 1829 and 1879 there is no connected account in English. . . I have devoted considerablespace to the late civil war in Chile and have cut somewhat short previous political wars, which, in point of the numbers killed, were quite as bloody as this last. " ; Ex-Library; 471 pages 
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14 HARRIS, LOUIS K. and, ALBE, VICTOR The Political Culture and Behavior of Latin America.
Kent, OH Kent State University Press 1974 0873381556 / 9780873381550 Soft Cover 
221 pages, maps, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the back cover: An introduction to the politics of Latin America that puts this complex matter in clear perspective for the reader north of the border. Harris and Alba base their approach on the belief that the countries of Latin America, from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, have more in common than they have differences and can be best understood in regional rather than purely national terms. They begin, therefore, with a geographical overview and a recounting of the shared history of colonialism, independence struggles, economic domination, and the present sociological, cultural, and economic climate of the continent. 
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15 HASTINGS, MAX and JENKINS, SIMON The Battle for the Falklands.
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1983 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
X, 399 pages, 12 plates, 7 maps, cloth. DJ. Book club edition. From the DJ: "Max Hastings, historian and journalist, reported the war from the sailing of the Royal Navy Task Force to the moment when he walked alone into Port Stanley ahead of the British vanguard ~ Meanwhile in London and Washington, Simon Jenkins traced every political and diplomatic twist of the crisis from the invasion to the ceasefire. Jenkins provides a penetrating analysis of the intricacies and repercussions of all of these developments. This, combined with Hasting' eyewitness account, must come as close to a definitive history of any war ever written." ; Book Club Edition 
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16 HASTINGS, MAX and JENKINS, SIMON The Battle for the Falklands.
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1983 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 399 pages, 12 plates, 7 maps, cloth. DJ. Book club edition. From the DJ: "Max Hastings, historian and journalist, reported the war from the sailing of the Royal Navy Task Force to the moment when he walked alone into Port Stanley ahead of the British vanguard ~ Meanwhile in London and Washington, Simon Jenkins traced every political and diplomatic twist of the crisis from the invasion to the ceasefire. Jenkins provides a penetrating analysis of the intricacies and repercussions of all of these developments. This, combined with Hasting' eyewitness account, must come as close to a definitive history of any war ever written." ; Book Club Edition 
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17 HEATON, H.C. editor The discovery of the Amazon. According to the account of Friar Gaspar de Carvajal and other documents. As published with an introduction by Jose Toribio Medina. Translated from the Spanish by Bertram T. Lee. Edited by H.C. Heaton.
New York American Geographical Society, 1934 Hard Cover Very Good 
Xiv, [4], 467 pages, facsimiles, cloth, former owners name and address stamped on front blank endpaper otherwise very good. "As published with an introduction by Josť Toribio Medina; translated from the Spanish by Bertram T. Lee; edited by H. C. Heaton. " American Geographical Society. Special publication no. 17. Contents: Pt. I. Introduction by Medina. --Pt. II. Carvajal's account. --Pt. III. Documents. --Appendix: Selections from Oviedo's "Historia de las Indias" bearing on Orellana's two expeditions. ; 467 pages 
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18 HEFLEY, JAMES and MARTI Unstilled voices.
Chappaqua, NY Christian Herald Books 1981 0915684853 / 9780915684854 Hard Cover 
236 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: This book demonstrates Christian commitment on four levels: It tells you about the backgrounds of five evangelical missionaries. And what brought them to deny themselves, leave their homes and families, and go among 'the most hostile savages known' - the Auca Indians of Ecuador. When the five men are cruelly massacred, it tells how the wife of one and the sister of another accept the challenge and carry on the work. What it takes to venture among the Aucas again, knowing little of their language and with the threat of their sharp spears ever present. . . Finally you will read how the Auca massacre and its aftermath continue to influence the church throughout the world to renewed commitment. 
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19 HEMMING, JOHN The search for El Dorado.
London Michael Joseph 1978 0718117549 / 9780718117542 Hard Cover 
223 pages, 16 color plates, well illustrated, map, plans, cloth, dj, very good. 7-1/2 by 10 inches. From the dj, 'The lure of the sacred gold of the American Indians in Central and Southern America gripped the imagination of the early sixteenth-century European explorers. . . This book describes the nature of the conquistadors, and tells from contemporary sources the appalling cruelty of these explorers, who preyed on the Indian tribes but who themselves suffered indescribable hardships. Once the El Dorado legend had evolved, it became an obsession of successive adventurers. There was the handsome Gonzalo Pizarro, betrayed by Orellana in the first European descent of the Amazon river. The paranoid murderer and rebel Lope de Aguirre, the aged Antondio de Berrio and Sir Walter Raleigh, the epitome of Elizabethan courtier, who tried to found a British empire in Guiana. The Gold Museum of Bogota with nearly 25,000 objects provides the splendid backdrop to this story. The best of these objects, photographed in colour by Mario Carrieri, are here reproduced for the first time.' 
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20 HUDSON, W.H. [WILLIAM HENRY] The Purple Land - Being the narrative of one Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Oriental in South America as told by Himself.
London Gerald Duckworth & Co. 1949 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
314 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. First published in 1885 under title: The purple land that England lost. From the publisher: First published in 1885, this is W.H. Hudson's first book, the fruit of his own early experiences in South America, and no less fine a book than the more celebrated companion novel Green Mansions. 
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