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Untruth and Consequences: Ralegh\'s Discoverie of Guiana and the Salting of  the Gold Mine (Hakluyt Society Annual Lecture, 2006)
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Untruth and Consequences: Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana and the Salting of the Gold Mine (Hakluyt Society Annual Lecture, 2006)

By Joyce Lorimer

London: Hakluyt Society. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 2007. First Edition. As New. Securely bound with two staples in heavy paper wraps. Not from a library. 22 pages, 4 figures. Lecture Delivered at the Annual General Meeting of the Hakluyt Society, 29 June 2006.

$25.48

To Survive Sensibly or to Court Heroic Death: Management of Guyana\'s Political Economy, 1965-85
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To Survive Sensibly or to Court Heroic Death: Management of Guyana's Political Economy, 1965-85

By Tyrone Ferguson

Georgetown, Guyana: Public Affairs Consulting Enterprise. Paperback. 1999. Very Good. Text block pristine. Stamp from Austin's Book Services, Georgetown to title page. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Reading and shelf wear to covers. Adhesion damage to front cover (see photo). Not from a library. No remainder mark. xx + 443 pages.

$45.99

Resistance and Change: The Struggles of Guyanese Workers (1964 to 1994), with Emphasis on the Sugar Industry
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Resistance and Change: The Struggles of Guyanese Workers (1964 to 1994), with Emphasis on the Sugar Industry

By N. K Gopaul

New York: Inside News Publications, 1997. Paperback. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light rubbing to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not damaged. ix + 396 pages.

$38.46

Plantations Peasants and State: A Study of the Mode of Sugar Production in Guyana (Afro-American Culture and Society Monograph Series, 5)
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Plantations Peasants and State: A Study of the Mode of Sugar Production in Guyana (Afro-American Culture and Society Monograph Series, 5)

By Clive Y. Thomas

Los Angeles: University of California Center for Afro-American Studies, and Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Institute of Social and Economic Research, August 1984. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Sun fading to spine and very top of front cover. Reading crease to top front corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xviii + 214 pages.

$39.34

Sweetening Bitter Sugar: Jock Campbell, the Booker Reformer in British Guiana, 1934-1966
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Sweetening Bitter Sugar: Jock Campbell, the Booker Reformer in British Guiana, 1934-1966

By Clem Seecharan

Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2005. Trade Paperback. As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xviii + 675 pages. This book is about Jock Campbell's role in the shaping of British Guiana (Guyana) towards the end of the British Empire. Campbell, the head of the Booker Company which owned most of the sugar plantations in colonial Guiana, was a reformer whose Fabian socialist beliefs drove him to secure major benefits for sugar workers, in the 1950s-60s. It explores the interplay between Campbell's program of reforms and the doctrinaire Marxism of Guyana's charismatic politician Cheddi Jagan. Fed by his notion of 'bitter sugar' and an unrelenting hostility to Booker, Jagan exploited the loyalty of Indian sugar workers to foment instability on the plantations and thus undermined Campbell's mission to alleviate the colony's bitter plantation legacy. Seecharan provides a rigorous analysis of Campbell - a complex, progressive contradictory and passionate man - and his work in turbulent British Guiana, marked by nationalist stirrings, mobilization for decolonization, the fragmenting of Jagan's nationalist coalition and descent into racial hatred and violence. Contents: Part. 1. Forces that shaped a radical temperament; part 2. The Guyanese sugar plantation and the making of a reformer, 1934-1940; part 3. Getting into stride : the case for reform vindicated, 1941-1949; part 4. Revolution or reform? : Jagan's Marxism v. Campbell's reformism; part 5. Sweetening 'bitter sugar' I : shaping the instruments for reform; part 6. Sweetening 'bitter sugar' II : modernising Booker, 1950-1951; part 7. Sweetening 'bitter sugar' III : reforms on the plantations, 1934-1964; part 8. Jagan, Campbell and the politics of sugar in the context of the Cold War, 1960-1964.

$41.97

The People\'s Progressive Party of Guyana: 1950-1992, an Oral History
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The People's Progressive Party of Guyana: 1950-1992, an Oral History

By Frank Birbalsingh

London: Hansib Publications. Trade Paperback. 2006. First Edition. As New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. No signs of prior use. 206 pages.

$12.65

The Guyana Mosaic
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The Guyana Mosaic

By Robert J. Fernandes

Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana Stores Ltd.. Paperback. 1990. As New. Unused. Slight fading to spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not a bookjacker. 52 pages. 28 cm. A collection of photographs of Guyana curated by its most prominent photographer. Photographs by Robert J. Fernandes; Mark Yhap; Pat Pierre; Edward Rodney.

$17.93

The Guianas map (Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana) (International Travel Maps, 683)
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The Guianas map (Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana) (International Travel Maps, 683)

By Uncharted Waters

Vancouver, B.C.: International Travel Maps. 1999. 1:200,000. Folded tourist/travel map. Printed on one side. Color. 69 x 100 cm, folded to 25 x 12 cm. Relief shown by contours, gradient tints, and spot heights. Depths shown by contours and gradient tints. Fine condition. Not from a library. No remainder mark. No markings. No tears.

$24.50

All the Cowboys Were Indians
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All the Cowboys Were Indians

By Stan Brock

Lenoir City, Tennessee: Synergy South. Hardcover. 1999. Commemorative Edition. Originally published as Jungle Cowboy. As New book in an As New jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 310 pages. For years, Stan Brock was a regular fixture in America's living rooms as co-host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. All the Cowboys Were Indians is Brock's account of his coming-of-age on the Dadanawa, the world's largest cattle ranch, in Guyana, South America. You will meet Brock as a fugitive schoolboy from England, longing to become a cowboy. You will agonize with him as he learns bone-crushing lessons the hard way. You will share his triumph as he tames a killer horse. You will fall in love with Leemo, his pet mountain lion, and all the other four-footed and feathered friends he acquires during his days on the Dadanawa.

$72.80

Jungle Cowboy
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Jungle Cowboy

By Stanley E. Brock

New York: Taplinger. Hardcover. 1972. First Edition. Good. Ex-library. Sewn binding. 190 pages. For years, Stan Brock was a regular fixture in America's living rooms as co-host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. All the Cowboys Were Indians is Brock's account of his coming-of-age on the Dadanawa, the world's largest cattle ranch, in Guyana, South America. You will meet Brock as a fugitive schoolboy from England, longing to become a cowboy. You will agonize with him as he learns bone-crushing lessons the hard way. You will share his triumph as he tames a killer horse. You will fall in love with Leemo, his pet mountain lion, and all the other four-footed and feathered friends he acquires during his days on the Dadanawa.

$32.55

An Introduction to Birds of Guyana, Volume I (Guyana in Colour)
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An Introduction to Birds of Guyana, Volume I (Guyana in Colour)

By Balram Singh; Robert J. Fernandes

Georgetown, Guyana: [s.n.]. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1994. Good+. Ex-library, otherwise Near Fine. Text pristine. Securely bound with two clean staples. Rubbing to cover. vi + 37 pages.

$26.57

Stories of the Wilds : True Experiences in the Jungles of Guyana
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Stories of the Wilds : True Experiences in the Jungles of Guyana

By Roy Paul; David A. Granger (Foreword)

Phoenix Park, West Bank, Demerara, Guyana: Harpy Books. Staple-bound pamphlet. November 2002. First Edition (stated). Very Good. Rubbing and shelf-wear to covers. Not from a library. 40 pages. Contents: Encounter with a Tiger-Cat, The Year of the Wild Pig, A Night to Forget, Jungle Tug-O-War - Man vs. Beast, Trespasser in the Jungle, The Angry Bull, Bush-master!, Christmas in the Deep South, Diamonds are Fatal.

$70.00

Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community
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Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community

By Kean Gibson

Albany, New York: State University of New York. Trade Paperback. 2001. First paperback printing / full number line. As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvii + 243 pages. Through a distinctive blend of description and analysis Kean Gibson examines the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa." Reflecting the socio-cultural history of Guyana, Comfa shows influences of European and Asian cultures and religions in an essentially African framework. Gibson compares the variation exemplified in Comfa with the Guyanese Creole language and challenges the continuum theory of Creole linguistics, which predicts that the Creole language will evolve to become English. Gibson also explores the implications of both forms of social behavior for the notion of identity in a multicultural community.

$87.50

Rupununi Mission
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Rupununi Mission

By Cuthbert Cary-Elwes; John Bridges (ed.)

RARE! London: Jesuit Missions. Trade Paperback. 1985. Very Good. Text unmarked. A few notes to penultimate (blank) page. Creases to covers and spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xv + 169 pages. Selections from the personal narrative of Fr. Cuthbert Cary-Elwes describing his pioneer missionary effort among the aboriginal Indians of British Guiana.

$70.00

The Creature in the Map
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The Creature in the Map

By Charles Nicholl

New York: William Morrow. 1996. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Very Good cover. Text is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Cover is clean and bright, but with wear to top edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Suitable for gifting. 398 pages. A highly readable and authoritative account of Walter Raleigh's failed expedition up the Orinoco river to find the fabled El Dorado in mid-1595. Based largely on first-hand accounts such as the Raleigh's own The Discoverie of Guiana, Francis Sparry's testimony, and the author's retracing of Raleigh's route, the book not only recounts the expedition itself but also explicates the cultural myth of El Dorado.

$10.95

Kabethechino: A Correspondence on Arawak
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Kabethechino: A Correspondence on Arawak

By John P. Bennett; Richard Hart; Janette Forte (ed)

Georgetown, Guyana: Demerara Publishers Limited. Paperback. 1991. Very Good. Interior pristine. Spine creased and leaning. Reading wear to covers.

$34.97

The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute
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The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute

By Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner

Boulder: Westview Press. Trade Paperback. 1984. First Edition. Ex-Library: UK Ministry of Defense, Whitehall Library. Good; Near Fine other than the library markings. 349 pages. The expiration in 1982 of the Protocol of Port-of-Spain reheated a border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana that had been frozen since 1970, Almost at once, Venezuelan ultranationalists asserted the need to recover by force the Essequibo region of Guyana--two-thirds of that country--which Venezuela had long claimed. While rejecting force as a solution, the Venezuelan government has indicated that the Protocol will not be renewed, thus pushing the economically and politically vulnerable Guyana toward new and uncertain negotiations. This book describes the actors and their stake in the conflict, the capacity of each to develop the disputed region, and the implications of the Venezuelan claim for both sides. Incorporating a critical examination of the conflict's historical-legal background, Dr. Braveboy-Wagner chronicles the progress of the dispute through its various stages and describes the attempts of both sides to elicit outside support, especially from other Third World nations. Finally, she assesses the possibilities for a solution by force and by compromise and considers the potential for U.S. involvement. Contents: Territorial Nationalism and International Conflict -- Territorial Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean -- The Venezuela-Guyana Boundary Dispute: The Actors -- The Stake: The Essequibo -- History of the Dispute1 -- The Dispute: Legal Aspects -- Cooperation and Conflict: First Period, 1962-19661 -- Cooperation and Conflict: Second Period, 1966-1970 -- Maneuvering for Strength: Policies in the Interim -- A New Phase: The Reopening of the Dispute -- And Now ... Solutions -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D

$139.30

Green Mansions
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Green Mansions

By W. H. Hudson

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. c. 1931 [No date stated]. Black cloth over boards with art nouveau design to front and spine printed in silver and green with a plant motif. Heavy light green endpapers. Sewn binding. 5.5 inch x 8 inch. Very Good book. Text unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and worn. 1/2 inch chip to inside top of rear cover near spine. Sun fading to spine. No jacket. Not from a library. 261 pages. William Henry Hudson was an English author and naturalist, born in Buenos Aires of American parents. He was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions, is a romance set in the jungle of British Guiana. It tells the story of Abel, a wealthy, young Venezuelan who flees Caracas for political reasons and soon finds himself in the uncharted forests of British Guiana. There Abel meets the mysterious Rima, the Bird Girl. As Abel chases after his secret admirer, she leads him further and further into her invisible trap of love. Then the secret begins to unfold. The language of Green Mansions is exquisite, and the book will be especially intriguing to anyone with an interest in nature, for it is not only a wonderful love story, but also a vivid description of the rain forest and indigenous peoples of the Guianas. The plot and pacing are superb, and Hudson's storytelling is particularly fascinating.

$21.00

Black-Water Women
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Black-Water Women

By Carmen Barclay Subryan

First Edition! Beltsville, Maryland: Demerara Press, 1997. Paperback. Fine. Inscribed on the title page by the author, otherwise As New. Black-Water Women explores the tensions between men and women in the Guyanese culture of the 40's, 50's and 60's as well as the tensions between immigrants transplanted to the United States. The stories are told from the point of view of Sara and her mother Cleo, Tina, and Sanka, who live beside the Demerara River whose waters, black and mysterious, threaten to engulf their bodies and souls. The reader can empathize with these women whose triumphs and tragedies mirror those of women the world over. This novel also gives the reader the opportunity to explore Guyana's unique culture of the period and laugh at the characters' idiosyncrasies while sympathizing with their predicaments.

$9.60

National Geographic Magazine, June 1957 (Vol. 111, No. 6)
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National Geographic Magazine, June 1957 (Vol. 111, No. 6)

By George C. Marshall; Howell Walker; Norma Miller; Ardean R. Miller; Ralph Gray; W. E. Garrett; R. F. Sisson; Alan Villiers; David Attenborough

Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. June 1957. Periodical. Near Fine. Tightly bound. Interior is free of marks, tears, folds, or creases. Cover is clean and crisp. Half-inch tear at top of spine. Some creasing to spine. No map. Contents: George C. Marshall, "Our War Memorials Abroad: A Faith Kept"; Howell Walker, "Here Rest in Honored Glory"; Norma Miller and Ardean R. Miller, "Through Europe by Trailer Caravan" (Airstream trailers); The National Geographic's New Europe Map; Ralph Gray, W. E. Garrett and R. F. Sisson, "Rhododendron Time on Roan Mountain"; Alan Villiers, "The Marvelous Maldive Islands"; David Attenborough, "Animal Safari to British Guiana." Rear cover features Coca-Cola advertisement, "When You Come to Paris," illustrated by Jack Potter.

$16.95

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