Sao Paulo: Reitoria da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1950. Paperback. SCARCE. 2a Edicao. Ruy (or Rui) Barbosa (1849 - 1923) was a Brazilian author and politician. He was committed to defending civil liberties and contributed to the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. This portfolio includes a facsimile of the "Oracao aos Mocos" or "Prayer for Young Men" speech that he wrote for graduates of the class of 1920 from the Faculdade de Direito de Sao Paulo. The speech was read by Professor Reinaldo Porchat as Barbosa was ill and unable to attend the ceremony. The speech has been reproduced directly from the original typescript and shows pen corrections that Barbosa made. Also included are facsimile copies of letters, telegrams, photographs, and newspaper articles. Unbound folio sheets as issued. Housed in a white paper portfolio with red and black title to front panel. Half of a red wax seal is adhered to the rear panel of the portfolio. The edges are worn with tears to the edges and there is minor soiling to the covers. IN PORTUGUESE. Unpaginated. SAMER/011013. Very Good.
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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.
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.
Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. With numerous illustrations, plans, and maps. An examination of how to travel to the Far East by means of the Nicaragua Canal including studies of "the problem in all its varied bearings - mechanical, commecial, and political - made on the ground and in the study, and of general observation and travel to Nicaragua" (preface). Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards, with heavier wear to top front corner. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Minor soiling and spots of foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Occasional spots of foxing to interior. A few of the fold out maps and illustrations have small creases to edges or corners. Pencil brackets to margins of a few pages. Browning from a laid in scrap of paper to page 303. Clean and bright overall. 443 pages. SOAMER/021919. Very Good.
Brazil: Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, 1965. Paperback. Number 12 of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author. An additional 800 unsigned copies were printed. Elephant folio. A collection of 50 poems by Stella Leonardos illustrated with 3 lithographs by Pedro. Portuguese author and painter Antonio Pedro (1909 - 1966) helped introduce Surrealism into Portuguese painting during the 1930s. Bound in white and green paper wrappers with green title to front cover. Minor browning to spine and edges of wrappers and a few small closed tears to edges of wrappers. The interior is clean overall with minor browning to edges of pages. Some light foxing / light soiling to margins of some pages. Small closed tear to margin of one of the prints, which does not effect the image. Includes a postcard on the letterhead of the Brazilian minister of education and culture dated 7/6/65 with a brief handwritten note in Portuguese. Unbound as issued in large folded sheets. 91 pages plus plates, notes, and index. IN PORTUGUESE. POE/010715. Very Good.
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.
Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck, 1966. Hardcover. Near fine grey cloth boards with green and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Pristine interior with 59 full color tipped-in plates of Guatemalan costumes drawn by Josephine Wood. Each plate is accompanied by a full description of the costume and details about how it is worn, by whom, materials, etc. Tight binding. Very good plus black dust jacket with minor wear to edges. 154 pages plus a fold-out map. LATAM4/1172. Near Fine / Very Good.
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.