Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. In Portuguese. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. Very good in white leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Foxing to boards. Clean, bright interior. 352 pages. SOAM/102308. Very Good.
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Ilheus: Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by the author, Arthur Brandao. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. The book is inscribed to Lincoln Gordon, a former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil by Brandao, one of the authors. Bound in white paper covered boards with green metallic titles to spine and front cover. Covers and head of spine have been bent and creased without affecting the interior, which is clean and tight. Short closed tear to top of rear hinge. In Portuguese. 352 pages. SOAM/080707. Very Good Minus.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Signed and with a lengthy inscription by the author on the front free end page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Latin America. LATAM103191. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Leipzig: Albert Bonnier, 1912. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern Binding. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. A few chips to edges of half title page, frontispiece, and to map in rear. Minor browning to edges of text block. Else is clean and bright. Includes many photographic illustrations. Index, 343 pages. South America. SOAMER/030508. Very Good +.
Frome, England: Butler & Tanner, Selwood Press, . Hardcover. Fifth Edition. The printers certified that 11,500 copies of this book were distributed to the order of the Brazilian Government. An encyclopedic work on all aspects of Brazil, including its history, geography and topography, fauna, flora, agriculture and much more. There are numerous black & white photographs throughout the text. There are also foldout maps of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, and 22 pages of advertisements for Brazilian businesses. Bound in red cloth with titling in black to spine. Bumping, staining, and darkened spine. Interior pages are clean. Gift inscription and American Consulate label to front pastedown. Very good condition. 5 x 7.25 inches. 604 pages including index + advertisements. SAMER/120317. Very Good.
New York: F.S. Crofts and Company, 1943. Hardcover. Vg- in light blue cloth covered boards. 8vo. Faint water stains to front cover. Minor toning to spine and minor fading to edges of boards. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright. 582 pages. South American History. SOU1/1252. Very Good -.
Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. A controversial panorama of Mexico's problems as they relate to U.S. interests. Inscribed by author on ffep: "for Barry - You will appreciate the Vietnam connection, I'm sure - here we go again! Want to get in it now or later? Sol 9-24-86 Washington, D.C." Sol Sanders was a long-time foreign correspondent for a variety of publications. The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the noted U.S. government spokesman in Vietnam during the war, and is from his collection. Bound in red cloth with black, green and red dustjacket. Near fine condition. 222 pages. CENT/010913. Near Fine.
RIo de Janiero, 1939. Paperback. 4to. Very good in tan wraps with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Minor creasing to spine, minor soiling and foxing to wraps, and light chipping to edges. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and charts throughout. 424 pages. Latin America and the Caribbean. SAM1/3290. Very Good.
Sao Paulo Brazil: Folha de S. Paulo, 1987. Hardcover. Folio. SCARCE. A collection of 174 selected first pages of the Portuguese language newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" from 1925 - 1987. This newspaper, printed in Sao Paulo Brazil, has one of the largest circulations in Latin America. Black paper covered boards with paper title label pasted down to front board. Clean, bright interior. Multicolored dust jacket with black title and white publisher's name to spine panel. Minor wear to edges and minor rubbing to panels of jacket. 192 pages. CENT/092607. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.
San Francisco: San Francisco Book Company, 1977. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth backed orange paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends. Light toning to end pages. Front interior hinge is starting though binding remains very tight. Else is clean and bright. Red and black dust jacket with red title to front panel and white title to spine. Wear to dust jacket includes minor fading to spine, minor chipping to spine ends and corners, and minor rubbing. 247 pages. Latin America. LATAM/080311. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.