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1 Dias, Zwinglio M and Hill, Joyce Brazil: A Gracious People in a Heartless System
NY Friendship Press 1997 0377003158 / 9780377003156 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
100 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Several b&w photos. Cover shows a drawing of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (based on a statue at the Museum of Sacred Art at the Federal Univeersity of Bahia). Two experienced mission workers describe Brazil's booming economy and the problems of its poor laborers. They also survey various mission efforts in Brazil. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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2 Garibaldi, Giuseppe A Toast to Rebellion
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1935 First Edition Stated Cloth Good + No Jacket 8v0 -- 9 in Tall By 10 in. Wide 
327 pp. Spine faded and stained with a streak of white paint. Water stains on front and rear covers. Artistic bookplate pasted on inside cover. Text clean, binding firm. Grandson of Italy's national hero recounts his adventures as a mercenary in the 1910 Mexican Revolution, the Boer War and other conflicts. Includes 19 glossy b&w photos. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Menocal, Narciso Cuban Cigar Labels -- The Tobacco Industry in Cuba and Florida: Its Golden Age in Lithography and Architecture
Coral Gables, Florida Cuban National Heritage 1995 First Edition Stapled Softcover Near Fine No Jacket Art Catalog 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 11 in Wide, Oblong Format 
48 pp. on glossy stock. Like new, no markings. A business card for the chairman of the publisher is stapled to the title page. An 18-page essay by Narciso Menocal traces how cigar labels became a showcase for fine lithography in Cuba and Florida. He also touches on the history of the cigar industry in Spain, Cuba and Florida. The full-color plates, four or five to a page, show the various fanciful designs used for cigar labels and cigar box decorations, many of them showing aristorcratic women in ball gowns, others with patriotic themes honoring heroes of Cuban nationalism. Some have romantic or erotic images. Includes a few prints of ornate cigar factories in Spain and Cuba. Menocal notes that ironically Anglos were first to recognize the intricate labels as fine art; Cuban artists tended to disdain them as too commercial and common. Essay in English; captions in English & Spanish. A catalog for an exhibition that toured Florida museums in 1995-96. Front cover shows a label from the Flor el Todo cigar factory. Preface by Dr. Alberto S. Bustamente, of Orlando, chairman of the Cuba National Heritage organization. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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4 Verne, Jules Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
NY A.L. Burt Reprint Cloth Very Good No Jacket Colllectible Series 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
409 pp. Spine sunned, corners bumped, spine edges frayed, text clean, light pencil number on endpaper. Dark maroon cloth boards. Not dated, but spine label says it is part of A.L. Burt's Home Library series. Circa 1920?. Includes a few engravings by various artists, including a frontispiece. Contains both parts of Verne's adventure novel about rafting on the Amazon -- Part 1, The Giant Raft; and Part II, The Cryptogram. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs (Native American), William Gates
5 William Gates An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs (Native American)
NY Dover Publications 2013 0486236188 / 9780486236186 Reprint Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
204 pp. Newly new. No markings. A guide to deciphering Maya petroglyphs. First published in 1931. Gates has tabulated all character variants and attempted to work out meaning from their counterparts, relating them to Maya culture found in southern Mexico and Central America. His work includes day signs, month signs, caledric signs, numerals, colors, face signs, animal figures, astronomical signs, etc. A companion work by Gates is included: "Glyph Studies," taken from 1932 issue of Maya Studies. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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