Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982)

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Jan 042014
 
Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982)

Viva Mexico! by Charles Macomb Flandrau (Eland reprint 1982) This is a reprint of Charles Macomb Flandrau’s classic book, Viva Mexico! A traveller’s account of life in Mexico, first published in 1908 with a new preface by Nicholas Shakespeare. “After leaving Harvard, Charles Flandrau (1871-1938) made several journeys to Mexico where he used his brother’s […]

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La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, by Pablo C. de. Gante (1939)

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Jan 042014
 
La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, by Pablo C. de. Gante (1939)

La Ruta de Occidente: Las Ciudades de Toluca y Morelia, a soft cover book by Pablo C. de. Gante (Mexico, D.F.: DAPP, 1939) Paperback: 95 pages Publisher: Mexico, D.F.: DAPP (1939) Language: Spanish Very hard-to-find early guidebook to Mexico’s Highway 15, one of the country’s most scenic highways. This book has detailed descriptions, accompanied by […]

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Jan 042014
 
Outdoors in Western Mexico, by John and Susy Pint (2011)

Outdoors in Western Mexico, by John and Susy Pint (2nd edition 2011). Art and Cartoons by Jesús Moreno; graphic Design by Jesús García Arámbula. 212 pages. 41 maps.14 color photos. Too many drawings and cartoons to count. This user-friendly book contains details of forty scenic places to camp, hike or picnic within a few hours […]

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Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco, by Wolfgang Vogt (1995)

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Jan 042014
 
Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco, by Wolfgang Vogt (1995)

Juan Rulfo and The South of Jalisco by Wolfgang Vogt (Editorial Agata, 1995). Extended essay by Dr. Volfgang Vogt, translated by Tony Burton. This book is a detailed look at the work of one of Mexico’s foremost novelists, and its place in the school of regional literature. Includes 32 black & white photos (by Juan […]

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San Gabriel, Editorial Agata / Fotoglobo, 2004

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Jan 042014
 
San Gabriel,  Editorial Agata / Fotoglobo, 2004

San Gabriel  (Editorial Agata/Fotoglobo, 2004). San Gabriel (formerly Venustiano Carranza – this is the name still used on many maps) is a municipality close to Sayula and Cd. Guzmán in Jalisco, Mexico. This book features color photos of the numerous small hamlets, haciendas, villages and landscapes of the area around San Gabriel. Places described include […]

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A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh (Perception Press 2000)

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Jan 042014
 
A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh (Perception Press 2000)

A House Far South in Mexico by Elaine Dandh. (Perception Press 2000). Loosely modeled on the best-selling Year in Provence, this is a blow-by-blow account, from the perspective of the woman of the house, of one couple’s adjustment to moving to Mexico to live. Softcover, 271 pages. Dimensions (in inches): 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 […]

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Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998)

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Jan 042014
 
Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998)

Village In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1998) In the early 1940s, an Englishman Dane Chandos (the pen name for a two-man writing team) decided to settle in a small village on Lake Chapala. This is a most welcome reprint of the much sought-after, highly entertaining account of his adventures during […]

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House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999)

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Jan 042014
 
House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999)

House In The Sun by Dane Chandos (reprint by Tlayacapan Press, 1999) This is the classic account of how an expatriate Englishman Dane Chandos (the pen name for a two-man writing team) ran an hotel in a Lake Chapala village fifty years ago – “a magical place where anything can happen–and frequently does!”. Softcover, 246 […]

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“Lake Chapala Through The Ages” chosen as one of the 15 best Mexico history books

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Nov 022013
 
"Lake Chapala Through The Ages" chosen as one of the 15 best Mexico history books

Sombrero Books is delighted to announce that Tony Burton’s Lake Chapala Through The Ages, an anthology of travellers’ tales has been chosen as one of the 15 best books about Mexican history. The list – Recommended Mexico reading: 15 of the best – was compiled by Ellaine Halleck for the Guadalajara Reporter newspaper. The newspaper’s website offers […]

Order Sombrero Books via Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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Nov 012013
 

Give a book!. The Kindle editions of “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (4th edition, 2013) and “Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an anthology of travellers’ tales” (2012) are only a click away. The recipient will have the book within minutes!! For Kobo enthusiasts, “Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury” (2013)  “Lake Chapala Through the Ages, an […]

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Mascota (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2003)

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Jan 182013
 
Mascota  (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2003)

Mascota (Editorial Agata, Fotoglobo, 2003) Fotografias del pueblo de Mascota. Fascinante. Photographs of the town of Mascota in Jalisco, accompanied by short captions/text (in Spanish). Fascinating way to look at history! Softcover, 120 pages. Language: Spanish. Dimensions (in inches): 10.7 x 8.0 x 0.25; ISBN: 970-657-125-6 Price: US$15.00 (plus shipping, contact us for details)

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Purchase some of our titles via Amazon.ca

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Sep 142012
 

Several of our books, as well as our Lake Chapala Map Set, can now be purchased via amazon.ca [they have always been available via the US site amazon.com] We don’t make as much from each book as if you bought it direct, but, hey, on the other hand you have the chance of discounts and […]

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Burton, Tony

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Mar 222012
 

Tony Burton (1953-) is an author and translator, born in the UK who lived full-time in Mexico for about 18 years and now resides on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. His books include Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury (4rd edition, 2013, Sombrero Books); previous editions 1993, 1997, 2001; Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico (co-authored […]

Nov 052011
 

A Review by James Tipton: Lake Chapala through the Ages: an anthology of travellers’ tales Edited with Historical Notes by Tony Burton Sombrero Books, B.C., Canada. 215 pages  $24.95 (Canadian) Tony Burton’s passion is Mexico, and particularly Western Mexico. Most readers of Mexico Connect find his many articles on Mexico to be both fascinating and […]

Review by Thomas Hally of Tony Burton’s “Lake Chapala Through the Ages”

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Nov 012011
 

LAKE CHAPALA THROUGH THE AGES —An Anthology of Travelers’ Tales By Tony Burton. 200 pages. Reviewed by Thomas Hally (El Ojo del Lago, April 2009) Tony Burton, an award-winning travel writer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, takes us with him on a spectacular journey on and around Lake Chapala. The tales begin immediately […]

A Copper Canyon reading list

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Feb 162010
 

“A giant walked around and the ground cracked” (a Tarahumar legend explaining how the canyons were formed). Mexico’s Copper Canyon is narrower, deeper and longer than the US Grand Canyon. The train ride from Los Mochis and El Fuerte to Divisadero, Creel and Chihuahua traverses the Western Sierra Madre with its imposing peaks and pine […]

Feb 042010
 
The Tarahumar of Mexico,  Their Environment and Material Culture, by Campbell W. Pennington

The Tarahumar of Mexico, Their Environment and Material Culture contains a wealth of valuable information about one of Mexico’s most distinctive indigenous groups. Published by Editorial Agata, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 1996. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New but appears lightly used with minor shelfwear rubbing. Only a few copies remain; this publisher is no longer in […]