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A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection
1 A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection

San Francisco Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1976 First Soft Cover Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality. No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean. Softcover book with illustrated cover. No creasing, chipping or rubbing. The Avery Brundage Collection. 191 pgs. 8-1/2" x 11". . WARD01740

Price: 15.00 USD
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Five Centuries of Tapestry from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bennett, Anna G.
2 Five Centuries of Tapestry from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Bennett, Anna G.
Rutland, VT/Tokyo, Japan Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/Charles E. Tuttle 1976 0-88401-019-8 / 9780884010197 First Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean and bright color illustrated softcover book. No chipping or creasing. No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Errata slip enclosed. 253 pgs. Beautifully illustrated exhibition catalog. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. WARD01569

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings, Bittner, Mark
3 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings
Bittner, Mark
Harmony 2004 0609610554 / 9780609610558 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspiring story of how one man found his life's work--and true love--among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings. 025580

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
4 The Great Living System: New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions
Clark, John Ruskin
Pacific Grove, California Boxwood Press 1977 0910286507 / 9780910286503 First Paperback Near Fine Signed
Clean softcover book published in 1977 - SIGNED by the author. Newspaper article from the San Diego Union (1-29-1977) laid in, reviewing the book and announcing author's visit to San Francisco. Clean blue paper cover with image of earth on cover, white lettering. No creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on front free endpaper in blue ink: "John Ruskin Clark". Author bio and photo on rear panel. 290 pages with index. A book supporting a systematic philosophical explanation of religion, which views the universe as a living system of which man is a part. 025493

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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
5 Amazon Head-Hunters
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Henry Holt & Company 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing, association copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my fellow explorer Allan R. Holmberg with high esteem and sincere best wishes for continued success on your Peruvian humanitarian project. - Lewis Cotlow (Christmas 1957)." Laid in is a four page review of the book with photographs by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Saturday Review, and the New York Herald Tribune. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, maps. 245 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top front panel edge, slight wear at top spine edge. Photo of author with an Indian of the Mato Grosso on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Cotlow's journeys and adventures in his quest to learn as much as he could abou the Jivaro head-hunters and other primitive tribes of South America, and to make a film about their lives. 024544

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Not Now But Now, Fisher, M. F. K.
6 Not Now But Now
Fisher, M. F. K.
New York Viking Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published by Viking Press in August 1947), in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Turquoise cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very clean with just a couple of tiny faint spots. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 256 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), photo of young M.F.K. Fisher on front inside flap, NO chipping or tears, virtually unworn, with very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the famous food writer's first novel - the story of a charming but exasperating woman whose devastating and wayward course takes her through a destructive affair with a father and son in Lausanne, an emotional whirlwind of her own making in London, a sinister invasion of a little Ohio town, and a jewel of a life in old San fRancisco. 024825

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7 Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings
Gentry, Curt
New York W. W. Norton 1967 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean rust color boards with charcoal gray spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 496 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket has very small chip at rear lower spine corner, some spine fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the most infamous, calculated miscarriages of justice in American history--The Tom Mooney-Warren Billings case. 8 vo.. Legal. 011109

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book, Hirtzler, Victor
8 The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book
Hirtzler, Victor
Chicago The Hotel Monthly Press 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering and line border on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers. Lovely frontis photograph of the author. No names, writing or marks. 430 pages with index. Copyright date 1919, no additional printings. Recipes and menus by Victor Hirtzler, former Chef of the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco, California. 021206

Price: 70.00 USD
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Mammy Pleasant's Partner, Holdredge, Helen
9 Mammy Pleasant's Partner
Holdredge, Helen
New York G. P. Putnam 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean decorated paper covered boards with black cloth spine, pink lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Brief previous owner inscription dated 1954 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 300 pages with Bibliography and References. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has some fading to spine, short closed edge tears and small creases. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Biography of Thomas Frederick Bell, partner of the notorious mulatto woman, Mammy Pleasant, and their lives in San Francisco during the mid to late 1800s. 022800

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The Frisco Kid, Kamstra, Jerry
10 The Frisco Kid
Kamstra, Jerry
New York Harper & Row 1975 0-06-012251-X / 9780060122515 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean orange boards with red cloth spine, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (decorated with maps). No names, writing or bookplates. 261 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 3/4" closed tear at top edge near spine, slight wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 011955

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Silver Kings - The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock Lode, Lewis, Oscar
11 Silver Kings - The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock Lode
Lewis, Oscar
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean rust cloth boards with small blind-stamped decoration at upper corner of front cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. 286 pages + eight-page index. Dust jacket is clean and bright, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the big four of the Nevada Comstock Lode, one of the greatest of all silver mines. These were fabulous men who led strangely fascinating lives, set against the stunning background of the Virginia City of the seventies as well as the San Francisco of that era. The result is a really magnificent piece of authentic Americana. 026535

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12 Bonanza Inn - America's First Luxury Hotel
Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1959 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket Signed
Eighth Printing, SIGNED by author Oscar Lewis. Clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 346 pp. + index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco, built in 1875 and destroyed by the earthquake and fire of 1906. 019305

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Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality, Martin S. Weinberg; Williams, Colin J.; Pryor, Douglas W.
13 Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality
Martin S. Weinberg; Williams, Colin J.; Pryor, Douglas W.
Oxford University Press 1994 0195084829 / 9780195084825 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean dark blue boards with pale gray cloth spine, dark blue lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 437 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.Near Fine Results of the first major study of bisexuality. Winberg, Williams, and Pryor explore the riddle of dual attraction in this study of 800 bisexuals, homosexuals and heterosexuals living in the San Francisco Bay area 025937

Price: 18.00 USD
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Dinners for Two, O'Connor, Sharon
14 Dinners for Two
O'Connor, Sharon
Piedmont, California Menus and Music Productions, Inc. 1991 0-9615159-6-6 Paperback Fine 
Beautiful as new boxed book and CD. Recipes from Romantic Country Inns; Music by the San Francisco String Quartet. Very clean trade paperback (size approx. 7" x 9-1/2"). No fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by John Coreris. 238 pages of excellent recipes for intimate dinners of fine food. CD is in excellent condition, no scratching, appears unused, in original clear case set into box. Box is clean and bright, unworn. 026956

Price: 25.00 USD
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Number One Son, Ogan, Margaret and George
15 Number One Son
Ogan, Margaret and George
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1969 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Vic Donohue, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded teal cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Vic Donohue. 127 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, long closed tear to back panel with a little wrinkling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Wonderful children's book (suggested ages 10-14) about a San Francisco Irish familywith a zest for daily living, who make their living from the sea. 025901

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A Debonair Scoundrel: An Episode in the Moral History of San Francisco, Thomas, Lately
16 A Debonair Scoundrel: An Episode in the Moral History of San Francisco
Thomas, Lately
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with pink title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 422 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips and very short closed edge tears, hint of lightest soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The flamboyant tory of Abe Ruef and San francisco's infamous era of graft. 015367

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San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire, Wilson, James Russel
17 San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire
Wilson, James Russel
G. W. Bertron 1906 First Hardcover Very Good 
Red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover, black and white paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped) which has a women leaning over a memorial which says "In Memoriam of California's Dead - April 18th, 1906". Very small spot of wear to two corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. 416 pages + photographs bringing total to approximately 500 pages. 025721

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, Winchester, Simon
18 A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Winchester, Simon
New York Harpercollins 2005 0060571993 / 9780060571993 First Unknown Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean black boards with metallic lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 463 pages. Clean and unique dust jacket (unfolds into San Fran newspaper headlines from April 19, 1906) is unchipped, has 1" closed tear to dust jacket, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An enthralling and informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet's most sudden and destructive force. 026703

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Parallel Universes - The Search for Other Worlds, Wolf, Fred Alan
19 Parallel Universes - The Search for Other Worlds
Wolf, Fred Alan
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0671696017 / 9780671696016 Later printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean trade paperback, later printing. No chipping, fading or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean (very slight tanning). No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings. 351 pages with index. Amazing speculations on time travel, the nature of reality and existence and the role of consciousness. (San Francisco Chronicle) 026777

Price: 10.00 USD
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