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SECOND SERVE: THE RENÉE RICHARDS STORY

By: Richards, Renée with John Ames

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Stein & Day: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11431

ISBN: 0812828976

Condition: Very good


373p. Jacket corners lightly worn. Autobiography of transsexual tennis player. B&w photo plates. (9-1/4"x6-1/2") View more info

Image for GLENN M. ANDERSON, CONSCIENCE OF CALIFORNIA: THE CONGRESSMAN WHO RESHAPED POLITICS IN THE GOLDEN STATE

GLENN M. ANDERSON, CONSCIENCE OF CALIFORNIA: THE CONGRESSMAN WHO RESHAPED POLITICS IN THE GOLDEN STATE

By: Roberts, Myron & Harold Garvin

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation: 2001

Seller ID: P5951

ISBN: 0870623028

Condition: Very Good


204p. Date circled on p.172, cover corners lightly worn. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info

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NEVER ENOUGH!: PLACES AND PEOPLE MAINLY

By: Sargeson, Frank (Pseudonym of Norris Frank Davey)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Martin Brian & O'Keeffe: 1977

Edition: First

Seller ID: H9358

ISBN: 0856164909

Condition: Very Good +


144p. Cover corners slightly bumped, jacket corners scuffed and spine sunned. New Zealand short story writer Sargeson's third and concluding volume of memoirs. Jacket drawing by Anthony Stones. (8-3/4"x5-1/2") View more info

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BIG ALMA: SAN FRANCISCO'S ALMA SPRECKELS

By: Scharlach, Bernice

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Scottwall Associates: 1990

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H12480

ISBN: 0942087054

Condition: Very good


[xii], 334p. Signed by author on flyleaf. Jacket corners worn, price clipped jacket has worn corners and edges scraped. Includes selected bibliography. Born to humble circumstances and married into money, Spreckels became a force in San Francisco life in the 20th century as an arts patron and philanthropist. B&w photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

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FLORESTAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROBERT SCHUMANN

By: Schauffler, Robert Haven

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 1945

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11955

Condition: Good


xiv, 574p. 1st printing. Property stamp on half title page and front endpaper, p. 145 creased and stained from paper clip marking page (now removed), a few pages dog eared. 10 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN, A PORTRAIT OF CARL SHARSMITH

By: Sharsmith, John and Allan Shields

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mariposa, California, Jerseydale Ranch Press: 1996

Seller ID: P5529

ISBN: 1882803124

Condition: Good +


xxiv, 238p. Back cover scraped. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info

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CONGRESSMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI

By: Smith, Frank E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1964

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11847

Condition: Very good


[xii], 338p. 1st printing. Jacket rubbed with creases to top edge with corners worn. (8-1/2"x6") View more info

Image for BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

By: Tamm, Eric Enno

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11561

ISBN: 1568582986

Condition: Very good


xvi, 365p. 1st printing. Book plate on front endpaper. Jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Includes bibliography. B&w maps and photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

Image for BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

By: Tamm, Eric Enno

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12145

ISBN: 1568582986

Condition: Very good


xvi, 365p. 1st printing. Light moisture stain on top page edges and top of jacket that has caused a slight warping. Jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Includes bibliography. B&w maps and photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

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POE'S HELEN

By: Ticknor, Caroline

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1916

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10013

Condition: Good


[xiv], 292p. Book plates on front endpapers and bookstore label on back pastedown, cover edge worn especially at corners and lightly soiled. 12 b&w plates. (7-3/4"x5-1/8") View more info

Image for The Elder Brother: A Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater

The Elder Brother: A Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater

By: Tillett, Gregory

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: H7899

ISBN: 0710009267

Condition: Very Good


xii, 337p. Back endpaper and previous page soiled, price clipped jacket is rubbed with edges lightly worn. Includes bibliography. 8 b&w photo plates. (9-1/2"x6-1/4") View more info

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THE OTHER GEORGE SAND

By: Toesca, Maurice

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10690

Condition: Good


[120p.] Cover corners lightly worn, bookstore stamp on front pastedown, white out on front endpaper, price clipped jacket rubbed with back soiled and folds scraped and creased tears and chips to edges. B&w plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x5-1/2") View more info

Image for VAN LOON'S LIVES: BEING A TRUE AND FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF A NUMBER OF HIGHLY INTERESTING MEETING WITH CERTAIN HISTORICAL PERSONAGES, FROM CONFUCIUS AND PLATO TO VOLTAIRE AND THOMAS JEFFERSON, ABOUT WHO WE HAD ALWAYS FELT A GREAT DEAL OF CURIOSITY AND WHO CAME TO US AS OUR DINNER GUEST IN A BYGONE YEAR

VAN LOON'S LIVES: BEING A TRUE AND FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF A NUMBER OF HIGHLY INTERESTING MEETING WITH CERTAIN HISTORICAL PERSONAGES, FROM CONFUCIUS AND PLATO TO VOLTAIRE AND THOMAS JEFFERSON, ABOUT WHO WE HAD ALWAYS FELT A GREAT DEAL OF CURIOSITY AND WHO CAME TO US AS OUR DINNER GUEST IN A BYGONE YEAR

By: Van Loon, Henrik Willem

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1042

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12580

Condition: Very good


xxii, [888p.] A few pages stained and slight scent, jacket toned on inside with chips and scrapes to edges with spine sunned. In his hometown of Veere, Netherlands, Van Loon entertains some of the world's great men and women of the past. During the course of these "mythical dinner parties" they reveal their personalities, "lives, achievements, and personal philosophies. A mingling of history and biography with fantasy." B&w illustrations and plates and 13 color plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x6-1/8") View more info

Image for MUSIC MAN: AHMET ERTEGUN, ATLANTIC RECORDS, AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL

MUSIC MAN: AHMET ERTEGUN, ATLANTIC RECORDS, AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL

By: Wade, Dorothy & Justine Picardie

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10824

ISBN: 0393026353

Condition: Very Good


303p. Top cover edges sunned, top page edges soiled, front top of jacket wrinkled. B&w photo plates. (8-1/2"x5-1/2") View more info

Image for COME INTO MY PARLOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARISTOCRATIC EVERLEIGH SISTERS OF CHICAGO

COME INTO MY PARLOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARISTOCRATIC EVERLEIGH SISTERS OF CHICAGO

By: Washburn, Charles

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, National Library Press: 1936

Seller ID: H12530

Condition: Very good


255p. Bookstore label on back pastedown, jacket edges have chips and small tears with edges sunned. Biography of the proprietors of the Everleigh Club (or brothel) during the first decade of the 20th century in Chicago. 3 leaves of b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x5-3/4") View more info

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LORDS OF THE LEVEE: THE STORY OF BATHHOUSE JOHN AND HINKY DINK

By: Wendt, Lloyd & Herman Kogan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1943

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12538

Condition: Very good


384p. Cover corners bumped, jacket has large chips on top and bottom of spine with smaller chips and tears to edges. Details "the careers of 'Bathhouse' John Coughlin and 'Hinky Dink' Mike Kenna" who rose in Chicago's First Ward to become powerhouses in the city's political world "via gambling palaces, bars, thugs, prostitutes and dives." Includes bibliography. 9 b&w photo plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x6") View more info

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GENIUS IN LOVE AND DEATH

By: Wiegler, Paul; Translated by Carl Raushenbush

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12506

Condition: Very good


[iv], 236p. Bookstore label on back pastedown, top and bottom of spine bumped. (7-1/2"x5") View more info

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THE INFIRM GLORY (VOLUME I OF HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY)

By: Winn, Godfrey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1967

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H9686

Condition: Good


396p. Signed by author on title page. Page edges have brown spots, endpapers have light acid discoloration, jacket has been covered with a clear yellow plastic film that although it has protected the wrapper has caused the jacket to wrinkle. Jacket design by Michael Harvey. 14 b&w photo plates. (8-3/4"x5-5/8") View more info