Published by Friendship Press, NY, 1997
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 100 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Several b&w photos. Cover shows a drawing of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (based on a statue at the Museum of Sacred Art at the Federal Univeersity of Bahia). Two experienced mission workers describe Brazil's booming economy and the problems of its poor laborers. They also survey various mission efforts in Brazil. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 0503003839
Published by Dover Publications, NY, 2013
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. 204 pp. Newly new. No markings. A guide to deciphering Maya petroglyphs. First published in 1931. Gates has tabulated all character variants and attempted to work out meaning from their counterparts, relating them to Maya culture found in southern Mexico and Central America. His work includes day signs, month signs, caledric signs, numerals, colors, face signs, animal figures, astronomical signs, etc. A companion work by Gates is included: "Glyph Studies," taken from 1932 issue of Maya Studies. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009861
Published by Cuban National Heritage, Coral Gables, Florida, 1995
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. 48 pp. on glossy stock. Like new, no markings. A business card for the chairman of the publisher is stapled to the title page. An 18-page essay by Narciso Menocal traces how cigar labels became a showcase for fine lithography in Cuba and Florida. He also touches on the history of the cigar industry in Spain, Cuba and Florida. The full-color plates, four or five to a page, show the various fanciful designs used for cigar labels and cigar box decorations, many of them showing aristorcratic women in ball gowns, others with patriotic themes honoring heroes of Cuban nationalism. Some have romantic or erotic images. Includes a few prints of ornate cigar factories in Spain and Cuba. Menocal notes that ironically Anglos were first to recognize the intricate labels as fine art; Cuban artists tended to disdain them as too commercial and common. Essay in English; captions in English & Spanish. A catalog for an exhibition that toured Florida museums in 1995-96. Front cover shows a label from the Flor el Todo cigar factory. Preface by Dr. Alberto S. Bustamente, of Orlando, chairman of the Cuba National Heritage organization. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 11 in Wide, Oblong Format.
Seller Inventory # 009801