This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... MARTA RIQUELME (From the Stpulvida MSS.) FAR away from the paths of those who wander to and fro on the earth, sleeps Jujuy ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... MARTA RIQUELME (From the Stpulvida MSS.) FAR away from the paths of those who wander to and fro on the earth, sleeps Jujuy in the heart of this continent. It is the remotest of our provinces, and divided from the countries of the Pacific by the giant range of the Cordillera; a region of mountains and forest, torrid heats and great storms; and although in itself a country half as large as the Spanish peninsula, it possesses, as its only means of communication with the outside world, a few insignificant roads which are scarcely more than mule-paths. The people of this region have few wants; they aspire not after progress, and have never changed their ancient manner of life. The Spanish were long in conquering them: and now, after three centuries of Christian dominion, they still speak the Quichua, and subsist in a great measure on patay, a sweet paste made from the pod of the wild algarroba tree; while they still retain as a beast of burden the llama, a gift of their old masters the Peruvian Incas. This much is common knowledge, but of the peculiar character of the country, or of the nature of the things which happen within its borders, nothing is known to those without; Jujuy being to them only a country lying over against the Andes, far removed from and unaffected by the progress of the world. It has pleased Providence to give me a more intimate knowledge, and this has been a sore affliction and great burden now for many years. But I have not taken up my pen to complain that all the years of my life are consumed in a region where the great spiritual enemy of mankind is still permitted to challenge the supremacy of our Master, waging an equal war against his followers: my sole object is to warn, perhaps also to comfort, others who will be...
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1956 EDITION. Re-bound by library with newer covers. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text contains minor pencil marking. Covers show minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good + Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 253 pages + 2 ads, decorative green cloth. A good clean hard cover first edition overall, with minor shelf; hinges and binding solid, corners rubbed, spine slightly canted; paper lightly yellowed, but with foxing to first and last pages and fore-edges. Without dust jacket. A nice reading copy only.
VG+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Green cloth, lettered in magenta. Mild shelf wear, spine lettering a bit faded, text block edges somewhat toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. [v], 253 pp. First edition, matching dates.
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