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1 The Beat Generation.

4to; cloth in dust jacket; b&w photos throughout.


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2 Fraenkel, Michael. Land of the Quetzal. [Excerpts from The Journal (The Mexican Years, 1940-1944)]
N.Y.: Oscar Baradinsky at the Alicat Book Shop, 1946. Limited Edition. Soft Cover, Fine condition 
One of 750 copies. No. 5 of the "Outcast" Series of Chapbooks. 36 pp.; 8vo; printed, stapled white wrappers. Hint of browning at edges.

Fraenkel was one of the self-exiled American expatriates who moved to France following WWI. There he met Henry Miller, and Walter Lowenfels, with whom he founded Carrefour Press, a voice for the short lived "anonymous" movement based on the idea of total anonymity in the arts.. 
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3 Huncke, Herbert. The Herbert Huncke Reader.
N.Y.: William Morrow & Co., 1997. Soft Cover, Very Good condition 
374 pp., includes selected bibliography; 8vo; photo-pictorial black wrappers; plate section of black & white portrait photos. Minor tanning to edges; moderate creasing front cover & to lower portion of prelims becoming faint at p. 21 (approx. 46 pages); former owner's small skull & crossbone stamp corner of front endpaper.

. 0688163467 / 9780688163464 
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4 Mason, Edward T., ed. Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature. [3 volumes in 1].
N.Y.: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [c. 1886]. Later Edition. Hard Cover, Very Good condition 
Thick octavo; original gilt stamped red cloth; frontis & plate illustrations. Light soil to spine with wear at top; faint stamped ownership name at upper & lower margins of title; light foxing to frontis.

Irving, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Edmund Quincy, O. W. Holmes, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Baldwin, Shelton, and many more.. 
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5 McBride, John, ed. San Francisco Quarterly. Volume IV, Fall 1967, Number One.
San Francisco: University of San Francisco, Soft Cover, Very Good condition 
55 pp.; sm 4to; printed, stapled wrappers. Sticker residue upper right corner front cover causing slight discoloration.

Including: Paul Vangelisit; Ted Wimmer; James Milton; Anita Stangl; Michele Delorme.. 
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6 Norris, Frank. The Argonaut Manuscript Limited Edition of the Collected Works of Frank Norris. [Complete in 10 volumes].
N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928. Limited Edition. Hard Cover, Very good condition thus 
No. 223 of 245 numbered sets. 8vo; gilt stamped japan vellum; without manuscript leaf. Ex Bancroft Library with their bookplate on front pastedown stamped 'withdrawn', etc.; labels at foot of spines. Moderate soil/thumbing to white covers, otherwise clean and tight.


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7 Shaw, George Bernard. The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw.
N.Y.: Wm. H. Wise Co., 1930 - 1931. Ayot St. Lawrence Edition. Fine condition 
Number 796 of 1790; 30 volumes of 30 issued serially. 8vo; beige linen over blue boards, paper spine label; partially unopened. Without paper dust jackets. Minor chips at edges of spine label on volume one; wear to leading lower corners vols. 29 & 30 with minor soil to leading edge vol. 29 and fading to front board vol. 30; 1" narrow vertical streak of soil or to paper label vol. 30, otherwise a pristine set.


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"Hello Bill" Toasts. A book of up-to-date toasts suitable for banquets and social occasions, including those popularly used by The Elks, College Boys, Club Men, Etc. Interspersed with Proverbs, Sentiments, and Wise Sayings., Williams, Victor W., compiler.
8 Williams, Victor W., compiler. "Hello Bill" Toasts. A book of up-to-date toasts suitable for banquets and social occasions, including those popularly used by The Elks, College Boys, Club Men, Etc. Interspersed with Proverbs, Sentiments, and Wise Sayings.
N.Y.: V. W. Wiliams, 1904. 1st Edition. Hard Cover, Very good or better condition 
161 pp., illus. frontis; 12mo; purple cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt & white. Illustrations throughout by A. F. Willmarth; frontispiece by W. H. Bull. Light foxing & and soil to front pastedown & endpaper; light foxing to p. 22 & facing plate, possibly from something laid in long ago. All else clean with bright cover.


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