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Showdown

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1988

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000192

ISBN: 0-553-05174-1

Condition: Fine


Fine book in fine mylar dust jacket First American edition, first printing. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. 422 pp. 8 vo. This is a daring novel of audacious scope set in Brazil's cacao region. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Violent Land

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1965

Edition: First American Edition Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 000194

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine first American edition of 1965 reissue with new forward in near fine mylared dust jacket. Lower front corner and lower spine of book bumped, small smudge on lower edge. 336 pp. 8 vo. First published in 1945, a novel in which avid and ruthless individuals clash and merge. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1962

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000197

Condition: Near Fine


Stated first American Edition. Near fine book in very good price-clipped, mylar-covered dust jacket. Slight fading to edges of boards. Small smudge to bottom edge. Some spine slant. Dust jacket aged and soiled, small chips from top and bottom spine and corners. Translated from the Portuguese by James L. Taylor and William L. Grossman. 426 pp. 8 vo. This skillfully plotted novel is set in 1925-26 in Bahia, Brazil (Amado's birthplace). We specialize in Latin Amer... View more info

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The War of the Saints

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000645

ISBN: 0-553-37440-0

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy in wraps, first printing of first paperback edition. Rabassa translation. 357 pp. Top front corner slightly fanned. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Showdown

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1988

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000850

ISBN: 0-553-05174-1

Condition: Fine


Fine book in near fine mylar dust jacket. Dust jacket cover has one-inch long crinkle upper right corner. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. 422 pp. 8 vo. This is a daring novel of audacious scope set in Brazil's cacao region. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Swallow and the Tom Cat

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1982

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 001295

ISBN: 0-440-08325-7

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. First American edition. Top edge of DJ flaps browning. Light remainder spray on bottom of text block. 96 pp., translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby Merello, wonderful illustrations by Carybe. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Pen, Sword, Camisole, A Fable to Kindle a Hope

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Godine/Avon: 1985

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 001298

ISBN: 0-87923-552-7

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book in near fine mylared dust jacket. First English language edition. Slight rub to back lower tip of dust jacket, several other slight wear rubs on edges. Translated by Helen R. Lane. First US edition. 274 pp. Set in Rio de Janeiro in 1940. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The War of the Saints

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1993

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 001315

ISBN: 0-553-09537-4

Condition: Fine


Fine, tight, unread, first American edition, first printing, in Brodarted, fine dust jacket. Gregory Rabassa translation. 357 pp. An extraordinary tale in which freedom rises in the face of fear, love triumphs over a reign of terror and the mundane turns mystical in the blink of a beautiful woman's eye. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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By: Andrade, Jorge Carrera (Translators: Beckman, Joshua and De Acosta, Alejandro)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Wave Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition, Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 001735

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine uncorrected proof. Very light impression on rear cover, upper left. Translation of essays and poetry. 85 pp. Translated by Joshua Beckman and Alejandro de Acosta. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Epitaph of a Small Winner

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press: 1952

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000002

Condition: Very Good


Very good in very good mylared dust jacket. First American edition. Book lightly foxed, lower spine slightly bumped and bottom of first 30 pp bumped. Dust jacket price clipped, some browning on back cover. 223 pp. 8vo. Manufactured by The Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., Scranton, PA. Translated from the Portguese by William L. Grossman. A posthumous memoir, tells the story of Braz Cubas (now dead). We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Epitaph of a Small Winner

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press: 1952

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000003

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good dust jacket. First American edition. Foxing and interesting Brazilian book store sticker on front paste down, water stain at top of spine and spine slightly bumped. Dust jacket price clipped, somewhat worn and tears on top spine and lower front. Manufactured by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York. 223 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Portuguese by William L. Grossman. A posthumous memoir, tells the story of Braz Cubas (now dead). We speci... View more info

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Dom Casmurro

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press: 1953

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000009

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book in very good plus mylared dust jacket. First American edition. Light foxing, else fine. Small tear on bottom of dust jacket near spine. Translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell. 283 pp. 8vo. Widely considered to be Machado's greatest novel. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Heritage of Quincas Borba

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000011

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of first edition in good mylared dust jacket. Closed split at top of spine of book, tight text block. Water stain on back board, back dust jacket and pages. Translated from the Portuguese by Clotilde Wilson. 255 pp. 8vo. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Helena

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1984

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000013

ISBN: 0-520-04812-1

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy in fine mylared dust jacket. Front end paper has slight glue residue, else fine. First U. S. edition of the author's third novel. Written in 1876, translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell. 197 pp. 8vo. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Esau & Jacob

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000393

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy ex-library with usual glue patches and stamps, tight copy. Near fine mylared dust jacket with only a little rubbing in spots on the cover. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Two one-inch tape marks on back cover of book, two one-inch pieces of tape still on front cover of book. 287 pp. This is the last novel by Machado de Assis, translated by Helen Caldwell. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Seventies Number 1 Spring 1972

By: Bly, Robert (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Madison, MN, The Seventies Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001638

Condition: Very Good Plus


Very good plus copy of first edition (only edition) in wraps. Light edge wear, small closed tear to upper left corner of back cover and final few pages. Several impression points to back cover. Prose and poetry (in Spanish and in translation) by US, Latin American and Spanish poets. Work by Ginsberg, Lamantia, Snyder, Bly, Garcia Lorca, Vallejo, Blas de Otero, Yuan, Takahashi (and others). 95 pp. This is a very interesting book. View more info

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La Chingada

By: Brandt, Jane Lewis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw Hill: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001176

ISBN: 0-07-007216-7

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Small dot sticker on lower dust jacket spine, else fine. Best copy available. The book is beautiful, blue paper boards with red cloth binding, white lettering on spine, map endpapers, 465 pp. Story based on Malinche's importance in the conquest of Mexico by Cortes and his thugs. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico

By: Carmichael, Elizabeth and Sayer, Chloe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000914

ISBN: 0-292-77658-6

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of first University of Texas Press edition in wraps. Upper right corner bumped, else fine. 160 pp., 147 photos and 32 color plates. Wonderful study of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Must have for Mexican folklore enthusiasts. View more info

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War of Time

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1970

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000426

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of stated first American edition in very good minus mylared, price clipped dust jacket. Dampstain to back board, crinkled pages for much of the book (sounds worse than it is), however, the very tight text block indicates that book has not been read. Slight spine slant, dust jacket lettering has bled through to the front board. Front board pulling away from text block, so possible ex library, but no other indications that this was a library book. Dust j... View more info

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Reasons of State

By: Carpentier, Alejo

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1976

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000563

Condition: Fine


Fine copy in near fine mylared dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and appears to have a production related crease on part of the upper front and an almost imperceptible odd ding (seems production related) to the upper edge of front. Dark brown paper boards with orange cloth binding, brown lettering on spine and cover. The last twenty or so pages of book are uncut at the top edge, so I did not open them to give you a page count, but there are 303 pages before... View more info