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"Just a Gigolo", The Life and Times of Louis Prima.

By: Boulard, Garry.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lafayette, LA, The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1989

Edition: First Edition


182 pp.; 8vo; red cloth stamped in gilt, in pictorial red jacket; black & white photographs. Light soil to front endpaper; jacket heavily creased at bottom and top edges with with chips and some loss including a 1" square piece out near heal of spine. View more info

Image for "We." The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and His Transatlantic Flight, Together with His Views on the Future of Aviation.

"We." The Famous Flier's Own Story of His Life and His Transatlantic Flight, Together with His Views on the Future of Aviation.

By: Lindbergh, Charles A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927

Edition: 1st Trade Edition


318 pp.; 8vo; blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; fully illustrated with photographs. A very bright copy. View more info

(Two Titles) The Presidency of Calvin Coolidge; The Presidency of Warrne G. Harding.

By: Robert H. Ferrell; Eugene P. Trani & David L. Wilson.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 1998; 1977


8vo; cloth; first title in dust jacket. View more info

A Frenchman in the Gold Rush. The Journal of Ernest De Massey, Argonaut of 1849. Translated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur.

By: De Massey, Ernest.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1927

Edition: 1st Edition


183 pp.; 4to; blue cloth, spine and front cover stamped in gold; six illustrations including 3 plates, containing reproductions, facsimiles, 2 maps. Bookplate of The Society of California Pioneers on front pastedown. French nobelman Ernest De Massey arrived in San Francisco in 1849 after a long voyage aboard the Ceres. Soon he opened a mercantile business in the town and spent the winter of 1850 recording what he saw before giving it up to head for the mines in A... View more info

A Life of James Boswell.

By: Martin, Peter.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999

Edition: 1st Edition


Green paper over boards, in pictorial jacket; illustrated with color and black & white reproductions. View more info

Image for A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Illustrated. Containing a History of this Important Section of the Pacific Coast from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospective Future...

A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Illustrated. Containing a History of this Important Section of the Pacific Coast from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospective Future...

By: (Cover Title: Pen Pictures of the Garden World).

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lewis Publishing Co., 1891

Edition: 1st Edition


637 pp. Illustrated with 34 plates (including 30 steel-engraved portraits, 1 wood-engraved, and 3 from a photographs), including frontispiece. 11¼x9, original full decoratively embossed brown morocco, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt with a gilt-vignette on the front cover, inner gilt dentelles, gilt-patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Front cover lettered "Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World" and the spine is lettered "Northern California, I... View more info

A. M. B. [Albert Bender] Some Aspects of His Life and Times

By: Lewis, Oscar.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press, 1941

Edition: First Edition


[14] pps., frontis; 4to; cloth backed, decorated blue boards, paper spine label; portrait photograph tipped in. Laid in rear is the racist color illustration: "Albert Bender and other benders." Moderate foxing of cloth on spine; offset tanning to endpapers. View more info

According to the Flesh. A Biography of Mary Baker Eddy.

By: Springer, Fleta Campbell.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Coward-McCann, 1930

Edition: 1st Edition


497 pp., portrait frontis; title page in red & black; 8vo; cloth with offset tanning to endpapers; in dust jacket with moderate soil, wear at edges. In addition to the frontis portrait of Mary Baker Eddy, there is a plate portrait of Phineas Parkhust Quimby facing p. 90. View more info

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American Raconteur. Real American Writin' for Real American Readin'.

By: Fool, Henry Edward.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mars Hill, NC, Estuary Publications, 2012


364 pp.; 8vo; printed yellow wrappers."I now realize that during all those years when I was praying for a small, dedicated readership, I should have been praying for a large dedicated readership." Wicked funny misanthropy. View more info

American Statesmen, An Interpretation of Our History and Heritage.

By: Griggs, Edward Howard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Orchard-Hill Press, 1927

Edition: 1st Edition


Signed by the author on front endpaper. 364 pp.; 8vo; original red cloth. View more info

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Angel in Top Hat.

By: Steele, Zulma.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: N.Y. & London, Harper & Bros., 1942

Edition: 1st Edition


319 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; green cloth with light foxing top edge; moderate offset tanning to pastedowns and endpapers; foxing at the lower leading edge of frontis & title page. In price-clipped dust jacket with foxing at flap edge and flap interiors; browning tape reinforcement and repairs at inside & outside edges. Illustrated with period reproductions.This bizarre figure was a puzzle for half a century to his fellow wealthy New Yorkers and the whole Unite... View more info

Image for Aubrey Beardsley.  With sixteen full-page illustrations and a revised iconography by Aymer Vallance.

Aubrey Beardsley. With sixteen full-page illustrations and a revised iconography by Aymer Vallance.

By: Ross, Robert.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London & N.Y., John Lane, 1921

Edition: 2nd Edition


112 pp., frontis illus; (i)-(iv) pub. ads.; 12mo; light blue cloth printed and decorated in dark blue. Light wear to spine ends; bookplate on front pastedown; moderate tanning to front endpaper leaving rectangular area of offset white from bookplate, otherwise a clean copy. View more info

Benjamin C. Truman, California Booster & Bon Vivant.

By: Kurutz, Gary F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1984

Edition: Limited Edition


600 copies printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press.89 pp.; 8vo; gilt-stamped green cloth; prospectus laid in . View more info

Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

By: Hamlin, Talbot.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford University Press, 1955

Edition: Second Printing


633 pp., incl. index; 8vo; red cloth stamped in gilt; black spine panel; 40 plate, and 36 text illustrations. No dust jacket. View more info

Bone of Contention. Life Story and Confessions.

By: Scott, Cyril.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Arco Publishing Co., 1969

Edition: 1st Edition


242 pp., frontis; 8vo; beige cloth, in price clipped jacket. Two faint spots foxing top edge of frontis offset to top edge title page, also very faint; another similar small faint area title page title page behind authors name. Jacket with minor wear, chips top edge View more info