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Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread
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Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread

By Frank Tannenbaum (1893-1969)

xiv+293+xi pages with folding map at back and index. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped pictorial boards in original jacket. Seventh printing. Into this illuminating study of the meaning of Mexico s recent history Frank Tannenbaum has put the distillation of more than three decades of the familiarity with that country. Having traveled Mexico from the Rio Grande to the Guatemalan border, from the Gulf to the Pacific, and having been friendly with peasants, city folk, politicians, philosophers, artists and presidents, he understands Mexico as few foreigners can understand it. This book begins with a rapid survey of significant events from Hernan Cortés to Porfirio Díaz; continues with a searching analysis of the foreign and domestic policies of the present Mexican regime. In a final chapter it demonstrates the enormous importance to general United States foreign policy of Woodrow Wilson s and Franklin D. Roosevelt s conduct of Mexican-American relations. Condition: Jacket spine extremities and corners chipped with closed edge tears, spine sunned else very good in like jacket.

$10.00

The Works of William Robertson to which is prefixed an account of the life and writings of the Author by Dugald Stewart
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The Works of William Robertson to which is prefixed an account of the life and writings of the Author by Dugald Stewart

By William Robertson (11721-1793)

8 volumes. Volumes 1 & 2: History of Scotland: xxxii+427 pages with frontispiece of Roberston; 479 pages with appendix and index. Volumes 3, 4 & 5: History of Charles V: viii+402 pages; 456 pages; 420 pages with index. VOLUMES 6, 7 & 8: History of America: xxviii+452 pages with two fold-out maps at back; 469 pages with folding plate and two fold-out maps at back; 448 pages with two fold-out maps at rear and indices. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's full tan calf with gilt decoration to spine with black labels in gilt lettering and ruled edges in gilt to covers. Marbled end-papers and page edges. Five raised spine bands and ribbon place markers. Eleventh edition. William Robertson was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. The thirty years during which he presided over the University perhaps represent the highest point in its history. He made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history and the history of Spain and Spanish America. One of his most notable works is his History of Scotland 1542–1603, begun in 1753 and first published in 1759. Robertson also contributed o the history of Spain and Spanish America in his History of America (1777), "the first sustained attempt to describe the discovery, conquest and settlement of Spanish America since Herrera's Décadas and his biography of Charles V. In that work he had "provided a masterly survey of the progress of European society, in which he traced the erosion of the 'feudal system' caused by the rise of free towns, the revival of learning and Roman law, and by the emergence of royal authority and the balance of power between states. It was the development of commerce, assisted by law and private property, which was held to be chiefly responsible for the advance in civilization." (Wikipedia). Condition: spine ends chipped, some labels to spine lacking, inner hinges cracked and separated at front of volume 8. some light foxing else good to very good. Additional post may be required for this item.

$325.00

The Road to Santa Fe
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The Road to Santa Fe

By Hobart Ebey Stocking (1906-?)

xii+372 pages with fifty-seven illustrations, twenty-seven maps and index. Octavo (8 1/4' x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's yellow cloth with brown lettering to spine and pictorial Longhorn to cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition. The Santa Fe Trail was a transportation route opened by the Spaniards at the end of the 18th century and used afterwards by the Americans in the 19th century, crossing the southwest of North America connecting Independence, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. The French explorer Pedro Vial pioneered the route in 1792 and the Santa Fe Trail was established in 1822 to take advantage of new trade opportunities with Mexico, which had just won independence from Spain in the Mexican War of Independence. The trail was used to haul manufactured goods from the state of Missouri in the United States to Santa Fe, which was in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Mexico. Condition: Page ends soiled, insect damage to head heal and edges. Jacket quarter inch chip from spine head, light soiling else about very good in a very good jacket.

$10.00

Rural Mexico
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Rural Mexico

By Nathan LaSelle Whetten (1900-1984)

xxv+671+[23 Plate] pages with frontispiece, charts, tables, maps, appendices, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Manuel Gamio. From the library of professor Robert Van Kemper. First edition. A land of tremendous contrasts: high mountains ranges great arid wastes, dense tropical jungles . . .illiterate, isolated peoples "united" by ox cart and donkey, struggling for modern educational opportunities . . . a beautiful and modern capital city surrounded by an agrarian primitivism - this is the country of Nathan Whetten's LRural Mexico. In this pioneer effort toward an over-all rural sociology of Mexico, Whetten analyzes the great social problems facing the country and points the way to the solution of some. Robert V. Kemper, born in San Diego, California, on November 21, 1945, resides in Dallas, Texas, where he is Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1971 from the University of California at Berkeley and spent the academic year 1971-1972 there as a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mexican American Studies before joining the SMU faculty. At SMU, he has served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology, President of the Faculty Senate, and member of the University Board of Trustees. His research interests include migration and urbanization, history of anthropology, community development, tourism, Mexico, and the United States. His numerous publications include Anthropologists in Cities (1974), Migration and Adaptation: Tzintzuntzan Peasants in Mexico City (1977), Migration Across Frontiers: Mexico and the United States (1979), Chronicling Cultures: Long-Term Field Research in Anthropology (2002), and Urban Life (5th ed., 2010). He has served as President of the Society for Latin American Anthropology and the Society for Urban Anthropology, as well as Editor of Human Organization, Editor for Social-Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropologist, and Associate Editor for Urban Anthropology. Condition: Kemper's stamp to front paste-down. Corners and spine heal bumped else very good.

$5.00

How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us
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How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us

By Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

53 pages with tipped in plates. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7") bound in original publisher's pictorial map to covers in original plain white jacket. Speech by Charles J Jack on Re-Annexation of Texas. Edited with an introduction James C Martin. Limited to 375 copies. Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister, best known for his writings such as "The Man Without a Country", published in Atlantic Monthly, in support of the Union during the Civil War. He was the grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, the American spy during the Revolutionary War. As his ministerial skills improved so did his writing ability. More importantly, his mind and intellect matured, and the subjects that he wrote about broadened to include historical and moral matters. Such a publication was his March 1845 pamphlet, "A Tract for the Day: How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us," which was issued as Congress debated annexing Texas as a slave state. Hale argued that it should be admitted but as a free state. He was now an abolitionist. Condition: Jacket with closed tears and small chips else a near fine copy in a very good jacket.

$30.00

Historia Antigua Y Moderna De Jalapa Y De Las Revoluciones Del Estado De Veracruz
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Historia Antigua Y Moderna De Jalapa Y De Las Revoluciones Del Estado De Veracruz

By Rivera Cambas, Manuel (1840-1917)

5 volumes. 554+13 content+[1 errata] pages with plates (one in color); 631+14 content+[1 errata] pages with plates; 958+19 content+[1 errata] pages with maps (one folding) and plates; 36+11 content+[1 errata] pages with map and plates; 516+8 content+[1 errata] pages with plates and plan. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1.4") bound in quarter green leather with four raised spine bands with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards. First edition. When the Spanish invaded, Xalapa (Jalapa) was barely populated. The population rose after the conquest and colonial settlement. From 1720 on Xalapa became increasingly important. Since the beginning of the 19th century, Xalapa has been the scene of some important historical events. It supported independence from Spain. In the 1820s Xalapa and the surrounding area revolted when Vicente Guerrero replaced General Anastasio Bustamante. In 1830 by decree, Xalapa was named a city. In 1847 in the Mexican–American War Santa Anna attempted to defeat the opposing forces near Xalapa in the Battle of Cerro Gordo. He led an army of more than 12,000 soldiers. Mexican troops suffered many casualties; around a thousand were killed and three thousand wounded on 18 April 1847. The US invaders occupied the city the following day. In November 1862 Xalapa was attacked in the French invasion; foreigners temporarily took control of the state capital. On 27 November 1867 the corpse of emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, who had been executed in Querétaro, arrived and was held in San José, attended by the priest José María y Daza, then transferred to Veracruz the following day. The remains were shipped back to Austria for burial. Condition: Leather scuffed and rubbed with some fraying at spine ends, corners bumped and rubbed boards rubbed else a good set, internally very good with a few stains. Additional cost for shipping five volumes.

$750.00

Obras espirituales,que encaminan a un alma,a la mas perfecta union con Dios,en transformacion de amor.Por el extatico,y sublime Doctor Mystico,el beato padre.primer Padre San Juan de la Cruz Primer Padre  de la Reformade Nuestra Señora del Carmen,y compañero de la Seraphica Doctora,y Madre Santa Theresa de Jesus en la Fundación de dicha Reforma.Consagradas por mano del Glorioso e Inclito Patriarcha Señor San Joseph,al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu Christo nuestro redemptor.Compendio de la vida de Por Fray Diego de Jesus
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Obras espirituales,que encaminan a un alma,a la mas perfecta union con Dios,en transformacion de amor.Por el extatico,y sublime Doctor Mystico,el beato padre.primer Padre San Juan de la Cruz Primer Padre de la Reformade Nuestra Señora del Carmen,y compañero de la Seraphica Doctora,y Madre Santa Theresa de Jesus en la Fundación de dicha Reforma.Consagradas por mano del Glorioso e Inclito Patriarcha Señor San Joseph,al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu Christo nuestro redemptor.Compendio de la vida de Por Fray Diego de Jesus

By San Juan de la Cruz born Juan de Yepes y Álvarez 1542-1591)

xvi+120; 511+[blank]; 23 unnumbered pages with 2 plates and 59 engravings. Folio (12 3/4" x 9") bound in contemporary vellum. (Palau 292.649) 12th impression. Juan de la Cruz was a Carmelite friar and priest of Marrano origin, and is a major figure of the Spanish Counter-Reformation, a mystic and Roman Catholic saint. He is one of thirty-six Doctors of the Church. He is known especially for his writings. He was mentored by and corresponded with the older Carmelite, Teresa of Avila. Both his poetry and his studies on the development of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature as of all Spanish literature. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726. He is considered one of the foremost poets in Spanish. Although his complete poems add up to fewer than 2500 verses, two of them, the Spiritual Canticle and the Dark Night of the Soul, are widely considered masterpieces of Spanish poetry, both for their formal style and their rich symbolism and imagery. His theological works often consist of commentaries on the poems. All the works were written between 1578 and his death in 1591. Condition: Front ties in place but broken and lacking back ties, some staining to cover, front inner hinge cracked, former owner's marginalia to front end paper which is rough at the edges, title with edge wear and some small edge tears else a good copy, internally very good.

$1250.00

Barcelona antigua y moderna. Descripción e historia de esta ciudad desde su fundación hasta nuestros días
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Barcelona antigua y moderna. Descripción e historia de esta ciudad desde su fundación hasta nuestros días

By Andrés Avelino Pi y Arimon (1793-1851)

2 volumes. x+682+[6 subscribers] pages with frontispiece, map, plates, tables and appendices. 1136 pages with plates, tables and index. Quarto (11 3/4" x 8 1/2") bound in quarter leather over brown cloth with five raised spine bands decorated in gilt with red label in gilt lettering. First edition. Barcelona was founded by the Romans who set up a colony called Barcino at the end of the 1st century BC. The colony had some thousand inhabitants and was bounded by a defensive wall, the remains of which can still be seen in the old town. For over 200 years, Barcelona was under Muslim rule, and, following the Christian reconquest, it became a county of the Carolingian Empire and one of the main residences of the court of the Crown of Aragon. The fruitful medieval period established Barcelona's position as the economic and political center of the Western Mediterranean. The city's Gothic Quarter bears witness to the splendor enjoyed by the city from the 13th to the 15th centuries. From the 15th to 18th centuries Barcelona entered a period of decline, while it struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. This struggle ended in 1714, when the city fell to the Bourbon troops and Catalonia's and Catalans' rights and privileges were suppressed. Condition: Rebound in modern quarter leather. Corners bumped, some rubbing to extremities, foxing to both volumes. Volume II with small hole to title near date published. Volume I with book plate to front paste-down else a very good set.

$200.00

The Creative Arts in Texas: A Handbook of Biography
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The Creative Arts in Texas: A Handbook of Biography

By Goldie Capers Smith

178 pages with index. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's stiff boards with black lettering to spine and red and black lettering to cover. First edition. This is an early compilation of writers in Texas. It is broken into ten categories. Poets, Playwrights, Novelists, Short Story and Feature Writers, Writers of Essays and Belles Letters, Historians, Collectors and Compilers, Musical Composers, Sculptors and Artists. The author, herself, was a poet and essayist and felt a need to gather information of Texas writers finding little on the subject. Condition: Previous owner's pencil marginalia from 1926 and her name to front end paper. Corners bumped, spine ends chipped else a good to very good copy.

$10.00

Ordenanzas Generales de la Armada Naval Sobre la gobernación militar y marinera de la armada en general, y uso de sus fuerzas en la mar
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Ordenanzas Generales de la Armada Naval Sobre la gobernación militar y marinera de la armada en general, y uso de sus fuerzas en la mar

By Jose de Mazarredo Salazar de Muñatones y Gortázar Order of Santiago (1745-1812)

2 volumes. 518+[50] pages with 3 allegorical vignettes engraved by Fernando Selma after Antonio Carnicero and index. 574+[liv] pages with 3 allegorical vignettes engraved by Fernando Selma after Antonio Carnicero and index. Folio (12" x 8 1/4") bound in half leather with five raised spine bands with gilt vignettes and lettering to spine over marbled boards. First edition. According to Navarrete, the editor is the distinguished naval commander, Josef de Mazarredo Salazar. Mazarredo was an original theorist. The Spanish Navy entered the American Revolutionary War with a system of tactics devised by him, "Teniente de navío de la Real Armada, and expounded in Rudimentos de Táctica Naval para Instrucción de los Officiales Subalternos de Marina", printed at Madrid in 1776, dedicated to King Charles III. The code of laws ruling the Spanish navy promulgated 8 March 1793, signed by the royal secretary Don Antonio Valdés for King Charles IV. Volume I deals with command structure, ranks and offices: ship surgeon, pilot, armorer, carpenter, shipwright, sailing master, signaler, diver, and master-gunner; there are sections on naval artillery, flags and signals, salutes and military honors on board; volume II treats marine infantry and discipline on board, quartering, military service, keeping the watch, battle drill, harbor policing, accounts, distribution of food, pay, and servants. Mazarredo did introduce a new sea-warfare idea, the use of fireships by the windward fleet, if threatened with doubling as a means of covering its retreat to windward. Salazar also showed himself an innovator in his treatment of breaking the enemy line. He proposed that, when the fleet was to windward, the center should break through the enemy center. Condition: Corners gently bumped. Volume II with small tear at title, some internal soiling else a very attractive set.

$875.00

Mexico\'s Treasure-House (Guanajuato): An Illustrated and Descriptive Account of the Mines and Their Operations in 1906
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Mexico's Treasure-House (Guanajuato): An Illustrated and Descriptive Account of the Mines and Their Operations in 1906

By Percy Falcke Martin (1861-1941)

259+[blank]+ix pages with foldout frontispiece, 5 folding views, 2 folding maps, plates, charts and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's red cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover with a pictorial plate to cover. First edition. The author provided a description of an exceptionally promising mining district in Guanajuato. Guanajuato gold and silver mines differ from most other mines of the world in that there is absolutely nothing conjectural nor problematical about them. For close to four hundred years they have been actively worked and they have from first to last contributed about three-fifths of the total amount of the world's supply of silver. Condition: Silver flaked from spine, corners bumped, spine ends rubbed, head edges chipped, some soiling else about very good.

$75.00

Cynthia Ann Parker: The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker\'s Fort; of her Quarter of a Century Spent Among the Comanches, as the Wife of the War Chief, Peta Nocona; and of her Recapture at the Battle of Pease River, by Captain L.S. Ross, of the Texian Rangers
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Cynthia Ann Parker: The Story of Her Capture at the Massacre of the Inmates of Parker's Fort; of her Quarter of a Century Spent Among the Comanches, as the Wife of the War Chief, Peta Nocona; and of her Recapture at the Battle of Pease River, by Captain L.S. Ross, of the Texian Rangers

By James Thomas DeShields (1861-1948)

xiv+60 pages with 4 full black and white photographs. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's beige Dutch linen with paper label with title to cover in original jacket. Addendum and published materiel laid-in. Foreword by John Graves. Limited to 1000 copies. First published in 1886. Cynthia Ann Parker (October 28, 1827 – March 1871), also known as Naduah was an Anglo-American who was kidnapped in 1836, around age 10, by a Comanche war band which had attacked her family's settlement. Her Comanche name means "someone found." Parker was adopted by the Comanche and lived with them for 24 years, completely forgetting her white ways. At approximately age 34, Parker was discovered and relocated by the Texas Rangers, but spent the remaining 10 years of her life refusing to adjust to life in white society. At least once, she escaped and tried to return to her Comanche family and children, but was again brought back to Texas. She found it difficult to understand her iconic status to the nation, which saw her as having been redeemed from the Comanches. Heartbroken over the loss of her daughter, she stopped eating and died in 1871. Condition: Inscribed to the former owner "Marvin Stone", former director of the special collections at the Dallas Public Library on limitation page else a Fine copy in like jacket.

$50.00

Proceedings of the senate and documents relative to Texas from which the injunction of secrecy has been removed 28th congress, 1st session
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Proceedings of the senate and documents relative to Texas from which the injunction of secrecy has been removed 28th congress, 1st session

By United States Senate

119 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4'0 bound in black pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to cover. (Streeter: Texas: 1542) First edition. In 1843, U.S. President John Tyler, then unaligned with any political party, decided independently to pursue the annexation of Texas in a bid to gain a base of popular support for another four years in office. His official motivation was to outmaneuver suspected diplomatic efforts by the British government for emancipation of slaves in Texas, which would undermine slavery in the United States. Through secret negotiations with the Houston administration, Tyler secured a treaty of annexation in April 1844. When the documents were submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification, the details of the terms of annexation became public and the question of acquiring Texas took center stage in the presidential election of 1844. Pro-Texas-annexation southern Democratic delegates denied their anti-annexation leader Martin Van Buren the nomination at their party's convention in May 1844. In alliance with pro-expansion northern Democratic colleagues, they secured the nomination of James K. Polk, who ran on a pro-Texas Manifest Destiny platform. In June 1844, the Senate, with its Whig majority, soundly rejected the Tyler–Texas treaty. The pro-annexation Democrat Polk narrowly defeated anti-annexation Whig Henry Clay in the 1844 presidential election. In December 1844, lame-duck President Tyler called on Congress to pass his treaty by simple majorities in each house. The Democratic-dominated House of Representatives complied with his request by passing an amended bill expanding on the pro-slavery provisions of the Tyler treaty. The Senate narrowly passed a compromise version of the House bill (by the vote of the minority Democrats and several southern Whigs), designed to provide President-elect Polk the options of immediate annexation of Texas or new talks to revise the annexation terms of the House-amended bill. Condition: Spine ends chipped, corners gently bumped else a very good copy.

$150.00

Relacion Historica del Auto General de Fe Que se Celebro en Madrid Este Ano de 1680
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Relacion Historica del Auto General de Fe Que se Celebro en Madrid Este Ano de 1680

By Joseph de Olmo

2 works bound together. Relacion Historica del Auto General de Fe Que se Celebro en Madrid Este Ano de 1680. 308 pages with frontispiece. Auto General de la Fe ... el encendido Azero del Santo Tribunal de la Inquisicion de Granada... 58 pages (1672). Small octavo (7 3/4" x 6") bound in period vellum with handwritten title to spine. (Palau 201026; no record of second work) First editions. The prime purpose of a trial and death sentence was not to save a heretic's soul, but to ensure the public good and to strike terror into the people. Sentences and abjurations must be read out publicly. For the inquisitors, t was not enough to get the heretic to admit that he had sinned and declare that he had repented. He must be made to do so in public, so that is served as a lesson to all the faithful. This was the object of the ceremony known as the auto de fe. In the course of an auto de fe nobody was executed; only after the ceremony were those sentenced to death handed over to royal justice and taken to the place of execution. Joseph del Olmo's account of what happened in Madrid was horrifying. The condemned were taken to a place of execution and attached to rings between posts, garroted and then set on fire. The texts contains descriptions of the defendants in these ecclesiastical suits and gives vivid and highly suggestive psychological portrait of historical efforts in repression. The second work bound in is by an anonymous author but covers the Auto de Fe in Granada in 1672. Condition: vellum detached from text block, end pages heavy edge wear, lacks ties, corners curled and rubbed else about very good.

$1000.00

Gamaliel Painter: Biography of a Town Father
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Gamaliel Painter: Biography of a Town Father

By William Storrs Lee (1906-2004)

This is the true story of how Gamaliel Painter transformed Middlebury, Vermont, from a loose grouping of rough log huts into the beautiful village that it is today. Painter was a man of many trades and occupations. He was a captain in the Continental Army who was with Ethan Allen at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, a sheriff, judge, legislator, industrialist, and philanthropist. This fascinating biography tells how Painter guided the town of Middlebury from pre-Revolutionary War days and started Middlebury College, which still celebrates his leadership today. Condition: Light edge wear. Jacket light edge wear else a better than very good copy in like jacket.

$1.00

Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
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Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error

By Emmanuel Bernard Le Roy Ladurie (1929- )

xx+383 pages with maps, bibliography and maps. Royal octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's beige cloth with red lettering to spine in original jacket. First edition. Montaillou was much more successful than either Ladurie or his publishers had anticipated, selling more than 250,000 copies and being translated into multiple languages. It received praise from professional historians and the general public alike.[9] When the book was published, it was widely described as a masterpiece of social history. Montaillou examines the lives and beliefs of the villagers of Montaillou, a small village in the Pyrenees with only around 250 inhabitants, at the beginning of the fourteenth century. It is largely based on the Fournier Register, a set of records from the Inquisition which investigated and attempted to suppress the spread of Catharism in the Ariège from 1318 to 1325. The work is in two parts. The first explores the physical world of the inhabitants of Montaillou, telling the stories of Pierre and Bernard Clergue, two of the most powerful men in Montaillou, and the shepherd Pierre Maury. The second explores the beliefs of the residents of Montaillou: what Annales historians called their mentalité. Condition: Underlining through page 10. Jacket with some closed edge tears else a very good copy in like jacket.

$5.00

Politica Educativa y Realidad Escolar en Michoacan
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Politica Educativa y Realidad Escolar en Michoacan

By Cayetano Reyes Garcia

146 pages with plates, map, diagrams and bibliography. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers limited to 1000 copies. Condition: Light edge wear. corners gently bumped else a very good to fine copy.

$10.00

Annals of Tryon County: or, the Border Warfare of New York, During the Revolution
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Annals of Tryon County: or, the Border Warfare of New York, During the Revolution

By William Wallace Campbell (1806-1881)

191+78 pages lacking the frontispiece map, but with facsimile of a handwritten letter from Joseph Brant and appendix. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/3") bound in quarter leather with black label to spine in gilt lettering over marbled boards. (Howes C-103, US Imprints 6395) First edition. Tryon County, New York, the half of New York province bordering on Canada and the Iroquois country was taken from Albany County in 1772 and named Tryon County in honor of Governor. William Tryon. It comprised all the Mohawk Valley from a point about ten miles west of Schenectady and contained all the colonial settlements west and southwest of that place. (The main settlements of the Schoharie Valley were in Albany County.) It was renamed Montgomery County in 1784. Sir William Johnson dominated the affairs of Tryon County until his death in 1774, when Guy Johnson became the leader of the Loyalist element. The latter group was driven into exile and returned to ravage the Mohawk Valley; the region, in fact, was subject to violent civil war between Patriot and Loyalist forces through much of the Revolution, with occasional incursions by Indians, British, and Continental troops. Condition: Front is piece map lacking, previous owner's stamp to front end paper, some staining and foxing else a good to very good copy.

$75.00

Rural Cuba
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Rural Cuba

By Lowry Nelson (1893-1986)

x+285 pages with map, tables, charts, appendices, glossary, bibliography and indices. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's yellow cloth with brown label to spine in original jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Second printing. With the cooperation of the Cuban government, Professor Nelson directed a series of detailed sociological surveys of representative rural districts. Data were gathered in these surveys on the family habits, agricultural methods, farm tenure, income, educational opportunities, social activities and level of living of more than 700 rural Cuban families. this material is combined with historical background, census analyses and on-the-spot observations for a comprehensive study that fills a gap in the available literature on the subject. Condition: Inscribed on half title. Corners gently bumped. Jacket spine ends, corners and edges chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.

$35.00

Pilgrimages USA A Guide to the Holy Places of the United States for Today\'s Traveler
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Pilgrimages USA A Guide to the Holy Places of the United States for Today's Traveler

By Paul Lambourne Higgins

viii+160 pages with index. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's wrappers. First edition. This is a tour of extraordinary American places that make up a wondrous spiritual heritage. The oldest Jewish synagogue in Rhode Island and the Spanish mission in California, plus famous churches, old ruins, burial grounds, Indian holy sites, and centers of saints and miracle workers. Condition: Corners bumped and creased else a very good copy.

$5.00

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