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FIESTA IN MEXICO.
Fergusson, Erna.
FIESTA IN MEXICO.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.

267 pages. Illustrated by Valentin Vidaurreta. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Yellow cloth with dust jacket. Light soiling to rear jacket.

First edition. "The author traveled the lenght and breadth of Mexico to try to understand the fiesta in the 1930's but captured more descriptions than insignts into the Mexican psyche." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVLERS IN MEXICO. #141.


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HOUSE IN THE SUN.
Chandos, Dane (pseud. for Peter Lilley and Anthony Stansfeld).
HOUSE IN THE SUN.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1949.

240 pages. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Brown cloth with chipped dust jacket.

First edition. "Four years later the author returned to his house in Ajijic (see: Village in the Sun) and added some extra rooms for a few paying guests. For devotees of travel literature these two books are, at the very least, interestingly written. But to students of Mexican social life they offer, in a polar fashion, a bit of the way it was in one village during the 1940's." Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. #257.


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VILLAGE IN THE SUN.
Chandos, Dana (pseud. for Peter Lilley and Nigel Stansbury-Millet) .
VILLAGE IN THE SUN.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1945).

260 pages. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Light green cloth with torn dust jacket; cloth faded and stained.

First edition. "A year spent in the village of Ajijic near Lake Chapala afforded the author an opportunity to observe a relatively small slice of Mexican life in a most detailed and introspective fashion. A month-by-month recounting of his acquaintances with the villagers, during which he first rented, then bought land and finally built a house is filled with comments that reveal observation and reflection... In general he showed great tolerance towards characteristics many travelers found annoying, and at times he sought to explain their existence. Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. #256.


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WHERE THE HEART IS.
Trevino, Elizbeth (Borton).
WHERE THE HEART IS.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1962.

286 pages. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Two-tone cloth with dust jacket.

First edition, signed by the author. Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. #438.


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PANAMEXICO.
Wells, Carveth.
PANAMEXICO.
New York: National Travel Club, 1937.

343 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Bookplate.

First edition. "A portion of the author's three-month trailer trip to Panama was spent in Mexico." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO.#457.


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THE PIG IN THE BARBER SHOP.
Smith, Henry Allen.
THE PIG IN THE BARBER SHOP.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1958.

316 pages. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Red cloth with dust jacket; spine sunned.

First edition. "A witty account of a three-month trip." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. #388.


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THE MEXICO WE FOUND.
Royer, Fanchon.
THE MEXICO WE FOUND.
Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1948.

210 pages. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Red cloth with chipped dust jacket.


First edition. "Experiences of a director while she was making films for the Catholic Film and Raido Guild in the mid-1940's. Many cultural differences illuminated by teh effect of Mexican ways on her three daughters." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. #360.


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LUSITA.
Treadwell, Sophie.
LUSITA.
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931.

248 pages. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Cloth with pictorial dust jacket; jacket chipped at spine. Small tear to jacket cover. Bookplate.

The author had been a newspaperwoman in her early life (she was the only American reporter to interview Pancho Villa after the Mexican Revolution) before turning to writing for the stage. She often produced her own plays, the best known of which was the 1928 expressionist drama "Machinal," inspired by the Ruth Snyder murder case.
The novel with a focus on Women in the Mexican Revolution, informed by Treadwell's interview with Pancho Villa almost a decade prior.


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MEXICO REVISITED.
Fergusson, Erna.
MEXICO REVISITED.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.

346 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Pictorial cloth with lightly rubbed dust jacket.

First edition, inscribed by the author. "A little history, a few bits of advice to prospective travelers, many anecdotes and conversations with natives, all in an interestingly written journalistic style are the results of two years of travel. The author, like most travelers in the early 1950's, had discarded the earlier cultural myth that all Mexicans were so naturally lacking in ambition that their only chance of progress was through their acquaintance with the United States. Now, the following attitude was found more often: 'People with such a gift for life and laughter, not to mention intelligence and ambition, will inevitably carry their country to a unique and important place in the world." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. # 142.


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AN AMERICAN GIRL IN MEXICO.
McGary, Elizabeth Visere.
AN AMERICAN GIRL IN MEXICO.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904.

159 pages. Illustrated from photographs. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Pictorial cloth; covers stained and spine darkened.


"A year with an upper-class Mexican family in Monterrey provided the author with a unique opportunity to observe many aspects of domestic life. During 1900 she attended weddings, went marketing, participated in Lenten ceremonies and was courted by a Mexican admirer...." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS IN MEXICO. # 271


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