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Mexico By Motor
1 Mexico By Motor
American Autombile Association 1950 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Great graphic cover art and a whopping 192 pages of information and vintage advertising makes this a worthy addition to the travel ephemera collection. More than a brochure -- pactically a book. Measures 4-1/2"x9-1/4" and is illustrated amply with maps and black and white photographs. Very clean and well kept with just a a little cluster of small spots to back cover, 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Mexican Movies in the United States : A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920-1960, Agrasanchez, Rogelio, Jr.
2 Agrasanchez, Rogelio, Jr. Mexican Movies in the United States : A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920-1960
MacFarland 2006 0786425458 / 9780786425457 Hard Cover New No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Crisp, BRAND new copy. Pictorial laminated boards. Illustrated with black and white photos. A detailed look at the rise of Mexican cinema in the U.S. from 1920-1960, partiicularly in areas with a large Hispanic population. Book covers theaters, distributors, audience demographics, popular and citical reception of films, and, of course, the stars. 204 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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History of Mexico Vol. I 1516-1521, Bancroft, Hubert Howe
3 Bancroft, Hubert Howe History of Mexico Vol. I 1516-1521
San Francisco The History Company 1886 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Beautifully and finely bound in half leather with burgundy paisley paper at front and back boards which match endpapers. Paisely exterior edges in same color. Spine shows delicate gilt tooling, plus two title boxes, one in red and one in black. Book is Volume IX in a larger series of Bancroft's works, but here is a stand-alone title. Bindiing is tight, there's no cracking to hinges and pages and fold-out map are very clean and attractive. Wear is to leather at corners, primarily at upper back where it is worn through to board in two small places. Overall though very nice.. 701 pages. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel, Bolaño, Roberto
4 Bolaño, Roberto 2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel
U.S.A. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374531552 / 9780374531553 First Translated Edition Soft Cover Very Good in VG Slipcase 
Books are very clean and nice with no writing and no spines creases. The only defect is a small spot to outer top edge of one book -- but NOT a remainder mark. Slipcase is clean and sturdy. Inside it the books measure 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" . Written originally in Spanish in 2004 nd here for the first time in English. Three academics are looking for a reclusive Geman author -- a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment, a widowed philosopher, and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. 898 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Formenti, Arturo Garcia El Misterio de Chichen-Itza (SIGNED Limited First Edition; Three Collectible Signatures)
Mexico Ediciones Singulares 1966 First Edition Stated. Limited Edition Hard Cover Good-plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall SIGNED by Author
Unique book fashioned to look like a stone wall and thus comprised of a composite material that makes it both textured and very heavy. The circle design on the face is raised, as are the gilt letters below, while the spine is a smooth dark green leather with gilt printing, slightly faded. Pages pristine, but lower back corner damaged where a piece has completely snapped off. But even with this defect there is much that is special about this book. The volume is a limited edition, number 511 of only 1101. It is SIGNED twice by its author -- once at the beginning and later into the book at the English translation. It is also SIGNED at the prologue by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, one of the leading 20th century Mexican architects, responsible for Aztec Stadium, the National Anthropology Museum, and the Tiajuana Cultural Center, among many others.The third signature is at the top of the copyright page and is that of Carlos Hank Gonzalez, It's dated 1969 when he first became governor of the State of Mexico, a post he held until 1975. This reads "Mexico D.F. & Toluca, Edo. de Mexico 13, Nov. 1969, A gift from H.E. Don Carlos Hank Gonzalez, Governor of the State of Mexico, and his son, Carlos Hank Rhon." SPANISH language with ENGLISH translation. Illustrated with black and white photos and bright;y colored paper separating sections. Book is an illustrated novel which combines ancient Mayan culture with contemporary intrigue. 163 pages. Measures 8-1/2"x10" and weighs four pounds seven ounces unwrapped. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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6 Harwood, Gary;Hassler, David Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community
Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. Kent State Univ Pr 2006 0873388739 / 9780873388733 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Oblong 
Beautiful book -- crisp and clean with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips. Measures 8-3/4" tall and 11-1/2" high. Dustjcket protected by brand new mylar cover. Illustrated in its entirety with color photographs taken at a farm in Hartville, Ohio which employs Mexican migrant workers over a period of five years. Includes text. A compassionate look at the lives and culture of a tightly knit community. 160 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign, Kemp, L.W.;  Kilman, Ed
7 Kemp, L.W.; Kilman, Ed The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign
Self-published 1947 Second Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very handsome self-published booklet which is quite desirable for both appearance and content. The booklet is clean and bright and printed on quality paper with handsome illustration. 42 pages. Measures 5"x7-1/2". No names or writing. What's interesting is that the actual battle of San Jacinto lasted only twenty minutes, but had been planned for six YEARS! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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To the Promised Land, Light, Ken; California Historical Society; McConahay, Mary Jo
8 Light, Ken; California Historical Society; McConahay, Mary Jo To the Promised Land
New York, New York, U.S.A. Aperture 1988 0893813249 / 9780893813246 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Crisp, beautiful book -- no bumps to boards, no names or writing, no tears or chips and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Measures 10-1/4"x10". This book is both art and documentary about the quest of Mexican emigrees to reach the "Promised Land" -- America. It's an intimate view which often ends in a tragic story. The black and white photographs -- full page -- are stunning. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Unknown Mexico: Explorations in the Sierra Madre and Other Regions 1890-1898  (Two Volume Set), Lumholtz, Carl
9 Lumholtz, Carl Unknown Mexico: Explorations in the Sierra Madre and Other Regions 1890-1898 (Two Volume Set)
Mineola, New York, U.S.A. Dover Publications 1987 0486253643 / 9780486253640 Reprints Soft Cover Good-Plus 
Two clean, nice paperback volumes measuring 5-1/4"x8-1/2". No spine creases, no cover lift, and no names or writing. Isolated spots of edgewear, primarily at edges of spines and flat crease to upper croners on one.. Originally published by Scribner's in 1902. Both volumes contain original illustrations and unused COLOR MAP remains affixed to inside of back cover of volume II. 1026 collective pages. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
10 Pam Munoz Ryan Esperanza Rising
New York Scholastic Press 2000 0439120411 / 9780439120418 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED By Author, No Inscription
Book is crisp and clean inside and out. The book was SIGNED by the author on the title page with no inscription. The book shows no bumps, no tears and chips to jacket, no creases, and no remainder mark. The pages and page edges are pristine and the jacket is covered with a brand new mylar cover. There is also no price-clip. The two metallic stickers are the announcement of awards -- gold for the Pura Belpre Award and the silver for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. The only defect is a bit of wear on the silver medal. Altogether the book's nice and tells a great story about a young girl and her mother who fall on hard times and end up in a farm labor camp. But, as the title says, "Esperanza rises." The book measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" with 262 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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