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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

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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

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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

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An Unlikely Journey - Waking Up from My American Dream, Castro, Julian
4 An Unlikely Journey - Waking Up from My American Dream
Castro, Julian
New York Little, Brown & Co. 2018 0316252166 / 9780316252164 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 225 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A candid memoir by Julian Castro, former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Mayor of San Antonio, as well as candidate for President of the United States. 027776

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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
5 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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6 California Fault: Searching for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas
Clarke, Thurston
New York Ballantine Books 1996 First Soft Cover Fine 
Clean bright glossy softcover book, stated uncorrected proof, stated first edition, published April 1996. No creasing, chipping or curling. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. 8vo. California. 006380

Price: 10.00 USD
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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
7 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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S. S. San Pedro, Cozzens, James Gould
8 S. S. San Pedro
Cozzens, James Gould
New York Harcourt Brace 1931 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition (stated) without dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with silver anchor decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Slight bumping/wear to spine upper and lower edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (previous owner name and address ink-stamped on front free endpaper). 136 pages. 022675

Price: 20.00 USD
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Not Now But Now, Fisher, M. F. K.
9 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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10 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

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Mammy Pleasant's Partner, Holdredge, Helen
11 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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High Country, Hunt, Inez
12 High Country
Hunt, Inez
Big Mountain Press 1962 First Soft Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Isabel M. Staehle Signed
Very clean white softcover book with illustrated dust wrapper, SIGNED by author and illustrator. 50 pgs. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. SIGNED by author on the half-title page, and the following inscription on reverse side of half-title page: " From her letters, Inez Hunt sounds like a delightful person. We felt honored to have her ask to use a few of our illustrations from the San Juan Notes. - Henry and Isabel" Clean dustwrapper is not price clipped, unchipped, with small closed tear at top of rear panel, hint of faint browning at top edges. 012914

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Frisco Kid, Kamstra, Jerry
13 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. 011955

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Khayyam, Omar
14 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Khayyam, Omar
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1956 Special Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Sarkis Katchadourian, Illustrator 
Lovely hardcover book and dust jacket with beautiful full page clean color illustrations by Sarkis Katchadourian. Black cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, red title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear, very faint slight watermark to rear board corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. "The text of this book was hand set in 24 point Weiss type. The paintings and decorations were specially executed for this edition by Sarkis Katchadourian and are now in the collection of George Mardikian, San Francisco. They are here reproduced in five colors and printed in offset lithography by the Meehan-Tooker Company, Inc. 132 pages. Illustrated dust jacket has a few very small shallow edge chips, faint water stain on rear panel corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027645

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15 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.
16 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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The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner, Miller, Max
17 The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner
Miller, Max
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Clean, with slight fading to edges. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - small previous owner name on front pastedown. Illustrated with map and 47 photographs by Lew Walker. 256 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping, slight wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025436

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Number One Son, Ogan, Margaret and George
18 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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On the Trail of the Arawaks (Civilization of American Indian), Olsen, Fred
19 On the Trail of the Arawaks (Civilization of American Indian)
Olsen, Fred
Norman, Oklahoma University Of Oklahoma Press 1975 0806111372 / 9780806111377 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with bright blue and white lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Clean blue endpapers (slight fading to edges) - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs in black and white and full color, maps. 408 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has very slight edge wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On the morning of Friday, October 12, 1492, Chistopher Columbus set foot on a small Caribbean island called by the natives Guanahani and which he promptly renamed San Salvador. He called the people who greeted him--"quite naked as their mother bore them"--Indians, but today we know they were Arawaks. More was lost than the name of their island, for less than a hundred years after Columbus' arrival the Arawaks themselves had vanished, victims of the white man's diseases and greed. 027940

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The Bulrush Murders: A Botanical Mystery, Rothenberg, Rebecca
20 The Bulrush Murders: A Botanical Mystery
Rothenberg, Rebecca
New York Carroll & Graf 1992 0881847496 / 9780881847499 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Carroll & Graf edition (so stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale yellow boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 235 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's debut mystery novel. A murder mystery set in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, amid the tangled politics of California agriculture. 027842

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