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

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: $425.00

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, verticle 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, particularyly 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 wo... View more info

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

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

Petiot, Victim of Chance.

By: Seth, Ronald.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5136

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket


8vo; paper over boards, light foxing to rear endpapers; in price-clipped jacket with wear at extremities. 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

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

Seller ID: 5178

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


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

La Grande Mademoiselle.

By: Steegmuller, Francis.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1955

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 4761

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


8vo; cloth with minor tanning to endpapers; moderate foxing bottom and foredge; in price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing & wear at corners; 1.5 inch loss at foot of faded spine. A very presentable reading copy. 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

Seller ID: 4928

Condition: Very good condition in Fair jacket, in protective mylar wrap


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

The Wonderful Story of Joan of Arc. And the meaning of her life for Americans.

By: Stevens, C. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Cupples & Leon: 1918

Seller ID: 3754

Condition: Near Fine condition


344 pp., frontis; 8vo; gilt stamped decorative green cloth; illustrated with 11 plate reproductions. Bookplate front endpaper. View more info