Santiago de Chile: La Academia Chilena, 1956. 152 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Contains: El tratado secreto peruano-boliviano de 1873 y la diplomacia brasilena; El "Valdiviano federal" y el federalismo en Valdivia; Abogados titulados en Chile en El Siglo XIX; and Fuentes para la historia del trabajo en el Reino de Chile. II.-Cuenta y relación de los jornales en el obraje de Peteroa. 1602-1609. A very good copy, shelf worn.
Lisboa: Na Typ. da Academia, 1812. vi, 178 pp. 8vo. Modern three quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Includes: 1. Breve relação dos escrituras dos gentios da India Oriental, e dos seus costumes (pp. 1-59) [A short account of the gentios of India and their customs]; 2. Noticia summaria do gentilismo da Asia (pp. 61-126) [A short account of paganism in Asia]; These have been attributed by Francisco Maria Esteves Pereria to Fernão de Queiroz, a 17th c. Jesuit, whose translation of the Bhagavat-Gita was only first published in 1922, and may have been the first translation into a western language of that work. Esteves Pereria considered it a sequel to the two pieces contained in this volume (see Ethel Pope: India in Portuguese Literature, (Bastorá: Tipografia Rangel, 1937; pp. 166-168). 3. Joseph de Anchieta. Epistola quamplurimarum rerum naturalium, quae S. Vincentii (nunc S. Paulí) provinciam incolunt, sistens descriptionem (pp. 127-178) [Communication of the very many natural things which dwell in the province of St. Vincent (now São Paulo) systematically described]. The Spanish Jesuit missionary José de Anchieta (1534 -1597) was one of the founders of São Paulo (1554) and Rio de Janeiro a decade later. Best known for his book "The Art of Grammar" on the indigenous Old Tupi language, he was also an accomplished naturalist as revealed in this work. The "Collecção" would eventually run to seven volumes published over 30 years. Quite uncommon. Last partial or complete set at auction in 1948. Near fine, small period stamp on title page. Sabin 14362. Leclerc 126. Innocencio V.2 (p.87-88): 353. Rodrigues 658. Borba de Moraes 164. Greenlee 524.
Montevideo: A Monteverde y Cía, 1942. 541 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. Third edition. Includes tom 1: part 1. Colonización. Las invasiones inglesas. La revolución de mayo de 1810. part. 2. Artigas. Sus luchas a favor de la democracia y la libertad. part. 3. Bajo la dominación portuguesa. La cruzada de los 33 orientales. A very good unopened (uncut) copy with sunned and edgeworn wrappers, darkened spine, leaves browning.
Madrid: Ramón Anglés, impresor, 1894. xxiii, 486 pp.; xvi, 392 pp. 12mo. Quarter brown morocco over embossed boards, 4 raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles, marbled endpapers. Later edition. First published in Seville in 1590, this important work, concerned chiefly with Mexico and Peru, went through a number of editions. "Father Acosta, a native of Medina del Campo, entered the Society of Jesus at the age of fourteen, and in 1571, when thirty-one years old, became the deputy provincial of Peru. He died at Salamanca in 1600, having passed the greater part of the intervening years in America. His work has been justly esteemed for its intrinsic merit, indubitable evidence of which is found in the fact that it has been translated into almost every language of Europe having a literature. Books V, VI, and VII are entirely devoted to a relation of the history, customs and warres of the Indians. This portion of the work is replete with the most curious details of the Aborigines, before their peculiar customs had become modified by contact with the whites. Although he was one of the earliest, yet he was one of the most curious and accurate observers of the customs and peculiarities of the Aborigines who have attempted to describe them. Scarcely a trait which has excited the attention of the historian or the narrator in the three centuries which have elapsed, has escaped his observation and description," (Field, Indian Bibliography, p.2). Provenance: J. A. Rebella with his name in gilt on spine. Very good copies, leaves browned mostly at edges, light soiling on first and last blanks in both volumes. Palau 1984.
Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911. 287 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w drawings. 16mo. Cloth. Secunda edición. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston, with his signature, initials and stamps. Hinges starting, owner's name on front board and free front endpaper, stamped on title and free rear endpaper, initials on frontis; leaves browning. A good copy.
Madrid: [n.p.]. (circa 1882). [20 pp]. Illus. with 2 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Modern red silk with gilt title, original wrappers bound in. Facsimile edition. Original translation by Juan Y Agüero de Transmiera (Burgos, 1545) of this 16th c. herbal. Reproduced by Jose Sancho Rayon. A near fine unopened (uncut) copy. Palau 237908.
México: Sociedad de Edición y Librería Franco-Americana, 1926. 393 pp. Illus. with b/w in-text photos, drawings, and maps. 12mo. Paper-covered boards. 16. ed. corr. y aumentada. First published in 1907, an early Mexican history text during the period of Porfirio Díaz, approved for use in schools, which focussed on the story of Mexico, to united its people as one. Provenance: Stamp of the R.G. Domingues, Consulado de Mexico, Boston. A very good copy with title written on backstrip, owner's stamp on half-title, leaves browning.
La Rioja: Museo Arqueológico Regional Inca Huasi, 1947. 125 pp. + indice. Illus. with b/w photos, drawings, and maps. Sm. 4to. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt title and rules on spine, with original front wrapper bound in. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Fray Bernardino Gómez, Director of the Museo Inca Huasi, whose portrait is on the frontis, and with an article on Gomez tipped in. Near fine binding, original wrapper repaired, news clipping from 1958 tipped-in to free front endpaper, text and illus. clean, overall very good.
Caracas: (Banco Nacional de Descuento), 1974. 149 pp. Illus. with 5 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. Brown cloth. Segunda edición; corregida y aumentada. First published Potosí, Bolivia, Diciembre de 1931 as a supplement to the first number of "Revista del Círculo de Bellas Artes." OCLC locates only nine copies or which five are in North America: Stanford, Yale, Univ. Texas at Austin, George Mason, and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, extremities rubbed.
México: Tipografia de Manuel Payno, 1848. v, , , 401,  pp. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates: 14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates; and one folding table. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. First edition. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254.
Santiago de Chile: 1947. 66 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. El Semanario mas Antiguo de Latinoamerica. A very good- copy with faint soiling and small chips on wrappers and spine, occasional offsetting on leaves, a few chipped corners or tears to fore-edge, leaves browning.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1951. x, 239 pp. 8vo. Cloth, gilt title on spine. First edition. "A detailed analysis of the early years of the Peron regime based primarily on extensive personal interviews with those involved in the events described," Griffin p. 566. A very good copy. No dust jacket. Griffin 6096.
Valparaiso: Imprenta del Deber, 1877. iv, 85 pp. Sm. 4to. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Jose Alfonso (1832-1918) was an author of number of books on the law, and a later work on Commercial law is noted in Borchard's 'Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile'. Not in OCLC. A copy is located at the BN Chile. Front wrapper soiled, chipped, and stained, marginal damp stain to fore edge of last few leaves, a good copy. Echeverría y Reyes, Ensayo de una biblioteca chilena de legislación y jurisprudencia: 234.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1884. 308 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Includes La mano de Dios; El drama de Petrella. 3. ed.; Bosquejos fisiolójicos: La yegua del coronel. El primer capítulo. El excelentísimo señor don José de Iturrigaray. Los hombres prácticos. El paje de Anastasia. 2. ed. Wrappers foxed and worn else very good.
Pará: Typ. e Encadernação do Instituto Lauro Sodré, 1906. 408 pp. 8vo. Brown buckram with gilt title and original wrappers bound in. First edition. In addition to Pinto's work on the Bishopric of Para (p. 5-191), the volume also includes: Correspondencia dos governadores do Pará com a metropole. Primeiro serie 1752-1757. Continuação. Documentos n.os 165 a 214; Catalogo da correspondencia dos governadores e capitães generaes do Pará com o governo da metropole 1752-1823. Continuação; Alvarás, cartas régias e decisões. Continuação. Documentos n.os 333 a 364. A very good+ copy, original wrappers lightly soiled, NYHistSoc. stamp on rear pastedown, a few leaves creased.
Washington, D.C. Pan American Union, 1959. xvi, 244 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First English Language edition. UNESCO collection of representative works. Latin American series. Linton L. Barrett, trans. Translated from the Portuguese 'Memorias de um Sargento de milicias'. An important work of Brazilian literature first printed in weekly installments in 1852, and later in book form in 1854-55. Chronicles the adventures of Leonardo, providing a humorous glimpse at 19th Brazilian society. A very good clean unmarked copy with a slight spine roll in a very good wrapper.