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The Charity of Charles Dickens His Interest in the Home For Fallen Women and A History of the Strange Case of Caroline Maynard Thompson

By: Payne, Edward F. and Henry H. Harper.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Printed Privately for Charles E. Goodspeed: 1929

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1109

Condition: Near Fine condition


One of 100 copies.100 pp.; 8vo; plain cream boards with paper spine label; in slipcase, also with paper label. Book spine shows slight darkening; about fine in moderately soiled slipcase. View more info

The Swan of Lichfield, being a Selection from the Correspondence of Anna Seward.

By: Pearson, Hesketh, editor.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford University Press: 1937

Seller ID: 5150

Condition: Very Good condition in Good jacket, with Mylar Wrap


8vo; cloth in price-clipped jacket with exterior browning tape reinforcement aroung spine ends and top edges. Includes short biography and preface also by Hesketh Pearson. View more info

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Oscar Wilde, His Life and Wit. (Inscribed by the author).

By: Pearson, Hesketh.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Bros.: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7514

Condition: Good Condition


8vo; blue cloth, without dust jacket. Inscribed by the author "Cordial wishes from Hesketh Pearson" in ruled space below illustration on the bookplate of Arthur Leonard Ross. The bookplate is laid down and covers the whole of the front pastedown. Front endpaper also bears the ownership signature of Arthur Leonard Ross. Laid in are 3 xerox copies of typed correspondence from Pearson to Ross, regarding Pearson's intent to write a life of Frank Harris. Also two xerox copies... View more info

Men Who Loved Me. A Memoir in the Form of a Novel.

By: Picano, Felice.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New American Library: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4602

ISBN: 0453007007

Condition: Near Fine condition in Fine jacket.


First Printing. 8vo; cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. Light tanning to prelim & page edges; remainder mark bottom edge. View more info

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John Ignatius Bleasdale: A Friend of Wine in New Worlds.

By: PINNEY, THOMAS.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2006

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8686

Condition: Fine condition


67 pp.; 4o; red cloth, paper spine label; decorative chapter title illustrations; photographs and other reproductions. Designed and paged at The Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma; composed on the Linotype by Joseph Halton, Printer, Colfax, printed letterpress and offset at Hillside Press, San Francisco, and casebound by A-1 Bindery, Los Angeles."The Reverend John Bleasdale, whose story is the subject of these pages, connects the parallel lines of Victoria (Austr... View more info

Savage Art, A Biography of Jim Thompson.

By: Polito, Robert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3453

ISBN: 0394584074

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


543 pp., frontis; 8vo; cloth-backed boards, in pictorial dust jacket; black & white photographs. View more info

Boswell and the Girl from Botany Bay.

By: Pottle, Frederick A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Viking: 1937

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5855

Condition: Very Good condition in like slipcase


No. 428 of 500 copies. 56 pp.; 4to; gilt stamped black cloth back and patterned paper over boards, in matching slipcase; folding map; reproductions. Map with 2.5" split from bottom edges at fold, mended with archival tape; moderate tanning along hinges front and back, as well as gutter of title page. Bookplate of book collector Charles Walker Andrews, front pastedown. Externally a very fresh copy. Slipcase darkened at edges.James Boswell, from the first in hi... View more info

Konrad Adenauer, 1876/1976.

By: Prittie, Terence, Horst Osterheld, Francois Seydoux.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Bonn Aktuell: [1975]

Seller ID: 3107

Condition: Fine condition


8vo; stiff white self-wraps with black & white photographs on and inside flaps and covers; portrait frontis; photographs & reproductions. View more info

Image for More Than Gold in California, 1849-1933. (Inscribed by the author).

More Than Gold in California, 1849-1933. (Inscribed by the author).

By: RITTER, MARY BENNETT.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, By the author: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8147

Condition: Near Fine condition


451 pp., post-script; 8vo; patterned green & brown paper over boards, lettered in gilt. Inscribed by the author: "To my friends, Dr. and Mrs. Earl M. Wilbur, with cordial greetings, Mary B. Ritter, New Years, 1943, Berkeley, California." Miniscule wear to corner tips; mild foxing to endpapers. Overall a crisp copy.Dr. Ritter's autobiography - she was a physician and an advocate for women's rights and public health issues in Berkeley. Known as a pioneer in... View more info

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Cesar Ritz, Host to the World.

By: RITZ, MME. MARIE.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & New York, J. B. Lippincott:

Seller ID: 6760

Condition: Near Fine condition in Good Jacket with protective mylar wrap


360 pp.; 8vo; red cloth; map endpapers; 34 illustrations in doubletone including frontis. Faint, shallow, vertical crease at top portion of half title through prelims, receding to page 20, else fine. In good or better, price-clipped blue & gold jacket, with chips & creasing at corners, particularly at top of spine; moderate rubbing to foredge and light soil.Reading about the man who gave the world a new word for luxury is like seeing a portrait of an era. The wor... View more info

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The Life of Napoleon I. Including New Materials from the British Official Records. (2 volume set).

By: ROSE, JOHN HOLLAND.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1903

Edition: 3rd Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 8481

Condition: Very Good condition


2 vols; 596 & 512 pp., frontis each vol.; 8vo; full red morocco, lettered & decorated in gilt, with five raised bands; marbled text blocks and endpapers; 46 black & white illustrations including portraits, scenes; 23 maps, some folding; folding facsimilie of a letter by Buonaparte both volumes. Slight fading to spine; minor rubbing to corners; subtle bowing to boards; some small spotting to upper portion, back cover vol. 2; crack to lower portion of rear endpaper volume ... 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

Seller ID: 2727

Condition: Very Good condition


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

Bone of Contention. Life Story and Confessions.

By: Scott, Cyril.

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6351

Condition: Near Fine condition in Very Good jacket, in protective mylar wrap


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

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John Wilkins, 1614-1672, An Intellectual Biography.

By: SHAPIRO, BARBARA J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8858

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


333 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; cloth, in price-clipped jacket.Wilkins was in turns or in tandem a theologian, scientist, Warden of Oxford College, science-fiction writer, linguist, entrepeneur, bishop, politician, and a founding member of the Royal Society. View more info

Eldorado, or California, as Seen by a Pioneer, 1850-1900.

By: Shaw, Hon. D. A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, B. R. Baumgardt & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5415

Condition: Very Good or better condition


313 pp., portrait frontis; 7 half-tone illus.; 8vo; original gilt stamped maroon cloth, with slight fading to spine; a few minor wear marks to cover, else a tight, clean copy. An account of the author’s overland journey to California in 1850 and his experiences in the mines, with a detailed description of a long trek by survivors of the shipwrecked “Dolphin” from Baja California to San Diego. California Local History 16049. Cowan (II), p. 580; Kurutz 569; ... View more info

The Mayor of Castro Street. The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.

By: Shilts, Randy.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: N.Y., St. Martin's Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5945

ISBN: 0312523300

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


First Printing. 388 pp.; 8vo; cloth-backed boards; illustrated with photographs. View more info

James F. Curtis Vigilante.

By: Shumate, Dr. Albert.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The San Francisco Corral of the Westerners: 1988

Seller ID: 7271

Condition: Fine condition


38 pp., incl. index; 8vo; red cloth lettered in gilt. View more info

Stormy Voyager. The Story of Charles Wilkes.

By: Silverberg, Robert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & New York, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5007

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket, with protective Mylar Wrap


192 pp., incl. index; 8vo; cloth backed boards; some discoloration to green endpapers; in green dust jacket with chips & wear at edges. Maps and drawings by Thomas R. Funderburk. View more info

Orwell, The Road to Airstrip One.

By: Slater, Ian.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y. & London, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7480

ISBN: 039301908X

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


8vo; cloth-backed paper over boards; pictorial white jacket"The development of George Orwell's political and social thought from Burmese Days to 1984." View more info

Charles Bukowski, Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life.

By: Sounes, Howard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Grove Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3551

ISBN: 0802116450

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


8vo; cloth-backed boards, in dust jacket. Black & white photographs. View more info