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The Gay Metropolis 1940-1996

The Gay Metropolis 1940-1996

by Kaiser, Charles

Blacktown, Usa

Blacktown, Usa

by Keegan, Frank L

The Beautiful Days

The Beautiful Days

by Spellman, A B

A Municipal Program For Los Angeles

A Municipal Program For Los Angeles

by California, Communist Party Of Southern

Integration in housing; special issue of Lawyers Guild Review, vol. xviii, no. 1, Spring 1958

Integration in housing; special issue of Lawyers Guild Review, vol. xviii, no. 1, Spring 1958

New York: National Lawyers Guild, 1958. 45p., 8.5x11 inches, wraps. Articles by Ralph Shapiro, Stanley J. Mayer, Moses Sherr and others.
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$22.00
Chinatown a personal portfolio, written by Irene Hoe

Chinatown a personal portfolio, written by Irene Hoe

by Lloyd, R. Ian, photographs

Singapore: MPH Bookstores (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, 1984. 192p., profuse captioned color photographs in reasonably high resolution on fully coated paperstock, minimal text (facing Chinese and English), first edition 10 x 10 inch boards in glossy dj. Slight sunning to dj and slightest edgewear, a very good copy.
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$18.00
Influence of William Heard Kilpatrick, on human relations

Influence of William Heard Kilpatrick, on human relations

by Granger, Lester B

New York: National Urban League, 1952. Pamphlet. 4p., wraps, very good condition. The African American author, then Executive Director of the National Urban League, salutes the President of the NY Urban League. Reprinted from Teachers College Record, 2/52.
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$15.00
Interim Concept Plan; volume 1-community inventory and analysis; volume 2 - plan and policies

Interim Concept Plan; volume 1-community inventory and analysis; volume 2 - plan and policies

by Department of Community Planning Division, City of Tucson, Arizona

Tucson: Planning Division, 1973. two volumes, various paginations, 8.5x11 inches, folding color maps and charts, tables etc., very good in printed spiral-bound wraps.
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$25.00
Dogism; a Mark Anthony novel

Dogism; a Mark Anthony novel

by Anthony, Mark

Queens, NY: Trendsettaz Entertainment, 1998. Paperback. The true first edition of a much-reprinted novel, softbound item. Trade-size 8.5x5.5 inch glossy white photodecorated wraps, mild external handling wear with a little offset smudging to back cover, entirely sound and clean within, a very good copy. The happily-married narrator acknowledges futile promiscuities, hopes to reform, meanwhile has fathered a child by one of his extra-curriculars.
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$20.00
Washing 'The great unwashed,' public baths in urban American, 1840-1920

Washing 'The great unwashed,' public baths in urban American, 1840-1920

by Williams, Marilyn Thornton

Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1991. xiv, 190p., illus., maps, dj.
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$12.00
The dada period in Cologne; selections from the Fick-Eggert collection

The dada period in Cologne; selections from the Fick-Eggert collection

by Littlefield, Angelika

Toronto: Art Gallery of / Musee des beaux-art de l'Ontario, 1988. 35p., coated paperstock throughout with b&w photos and reproductions, each item captioned in red, handsome production; 11.5x8.2 cardstock wraps, slight external crimping and rubbing, very good copy.
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$22.00
The Dearborn Historian. Published quarterly by The Dearborn Historical Commission. Volume 17 Autumn, 1977 Number iv; Volume 18 Nos. i, ii, iii [Winter, Spring, Summer 1978] four consecutive issues as a small lot

The Dearborn Historian. Published quarterly by The Dearborn Historical Commission. Volume 17 Autumn, 1977 Number iv; Volume 18 Nos. i, ii, iii [Winter, Spring, Summer 1978] four consecutive issues as a small lot

by Arneson, Winfield H., editor

Dearborn MI: Dearborn Historical Commission, 1977. Pamphlet. Four issues in matching format, 11x8.5 inch fascicles stapled at left under photo-decorated cover leaves, three in original mailing envelopes (machine-franked, no stamps). Pp.99-137; 3-36; 39-66; 69-92. Illustrations from period photography and amateur sketchwork. Sound copies (one a little bumped at a corner), but Caveat Emptor, these are all (mildly) musty. As is.
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$35.00
Managing local government under union pressure. With the assistance of Carole L. Cooper

Managing local government under union pressure. With the assistance of Carole L. Cooper

by Stanley, David T

Washington: The Brookings Institution, 1974. xiii, 177p., original cloth binding. First published 1972 Studies of unionism in government.
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$12.00
Dulles Urban Center Concepts for the Department of Transportation

Dulles Urban Center Concepts for the Department of Transportation

by Allum, Ronald D; Gregory D Billingham; Frank Dimster; Chuck Grein; Larry J Hurlbut

Washington, DC: William L. Pereira, 1973. 132p., presswork on heavy coated stock, lightly edgeworn cover wraps with plastic comb binding. A dauntingly large weighty 12x14 inch volume. Discusses the feasibility of developing an urban center near Dulles International Airport, using transportation, urbanization and aviation concepts developed in the planning concepts study.
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$35.00
Taken Out of Time

Taken Out of Time

by Rivero A., Mario

no city, Peru: Self-published by the author, 1990. Pamphlet. Machu Picchu by a local entrepreneur: 48p., vignette decorations in a running text, softbound, an upright stapled booklet in 8x4 inch color pictorial wraps. Very edgeworn with rough tears to head and to tail of spinefold, covers have begun to pull away from text, exposing badly rusted staples, text unaffected and printed on alkaline paperstock. Pleasantly crude, a fair to good copy of this specific guide by a Peruvian who has "many years of... Read more
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$15.00
Southern California comprising the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego, Ventura

Southern California comprising the Counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, San Diego, Ventura

by McGroarty, John Steven

Los Angeles: Southern California Panama Expositions, 1914. 263p., 7.5x10.5 inches, sepia photos, maps, tables, pictorial wraps are decorated (beautifully!) in colors with embossing and gilt detailing; mildest signs of handling, tiny sticker shadow, a very good copy.
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$25.00
Universidad de La Habana

Universidad de La Habana

by Santana, Amaya, edicion de textos

La Habana: Universidad de La Habana, 2010. Pamphlet. 24p., coated paperstock throughout with a plat map, color charts of courses offered, portraits of faculty and site photography. Softbound, a large pamphlet in stapled 11.5x8.5 inch wraps, spinefold slightly worn, a clean very good copy. Spanish language only; covers mission statement and a list of administrators with vignette color portrait photos.
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$12.00
Les Arts de la Citoyennete' au Senegal; Espaces contestes et civilites urbaines

Les Arts de la Citoyennete' au Senegal; Espaces contestes et civilites urbaines

by Diouf, Mamadon & Rosalind Fredericks, directeurs

Paris: Editions Karthala, 2013. Paperback. 377p,, publisher's menus, numerous b&w exhibit and site photos, a line map and several plat (street) maps, large (9x6 inches) softbound in colorphoto glossy wraps, covers show a little edgewear but are entirely sound, a clean, unmarked copy.
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$20.00
The truth in rented rooms; foreword by Russell Leong

The truth in rented rooms; foreword by Russell Leong

by Koon Woon

New York: Kaya, 1998. 97p., first edition 7x6 inch decorated trade wraps. A very good copy. Leong's introduction (datelined UCLA) runs four pages. b.Canton 1949, emmigrated US 1960, sometime looneybin inmate, sometimes homeless, now aging beatnik in Seattle.The Steve Cannon backcover blurb compares him to Bob Kaufman.
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$15.00
Official Views, San Diego Panama-California Exposition. San Diego - all the year - 1915

Official Views, San Diego Panama-California Exposition. San Diego - all the year - 1915

San Diego, 1915. Twelve leaves of coated alkaline paperstock printed both sides, each image on its own pale grey-green tintblock, color artists' renderings alternate with b&w captioned photography, a very professional job. Oblong softbound, 9x13.5 inch folder bound with decorative cord, cover lettering embossed and printed ingeniously (combinations of green and gilt). Terminal leaf displays an aerial view of the Canal. Quite a nice production in nice condition: a little edgeworn with a couple marginal... Read more
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$50.00
Integration and Cleavage among community influentials in two border cities

Integration and Cleavage among community influentials in two border cities

by Form, William and William V. D'Antonio

East Lansing: Michigan State University. Labor and Industrial Relations Center, 1961. [12p] 7x10 inches, footnotes, tables, very good offprint from American Sociological Review from 1959, booklet in stapled printed wraps. On El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Reprint 22.
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$15.00
Municipale Forderungen der Socialdemokratie.... oder Welche Reformen erstrebt die Social-Demokratie in den Gemeinden

Municipale Forderungen der Socialdemokratie.... oder Welche Reformen erstrebt die Social-Demokratie in den Gemeinden

by Schlüter, Herman

New York: Socialist Co-operative Publishing Association, July 1, 1901. Pamphlet. 23p., wraps with minor creasing, else very good condition, 5.25x7.5 inches. Text in German. The Volks-Zeitung library, vol. 3, no. 4.
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$95.00
Race rules; navigating the color line

Race rules; navigating the color line

by Dyson, Michael Eric

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. Hardcover. vii, 232p., first printing, dj.
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$15.00
Oaktown devil

Oaktown devil

by Jackson, Renay

Oakland: LaDay Publishing, 1998. Paperback. 234p., text is reproduced from a typewritten mss with inconspicuously-achieved justified right margin, amateur titlepage and preliminaries. Glossy wraps in near-fine condition, very first printing of the original self-published first edition, cover art by Barbara Jim-George, this copy is signed and inscribed by Jackson. First novel by the African American author which got republished in 2004.
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$15.00
Reperes de la Memoire: Tanger

Reperes de la Memoire: Tanger

by Mouline, Said; architecte, sociologue

Rabat: Royaume du Maroc, Ministere de l'Habitat, 1994. Paperback. 96p., profuse b&w period and contemporary photography, some sepia plates, plat and line maps of city, all reproduced on coated alkaline paperstock and softbound in 11.5x8.5 inch color-decorated wraps. Covers have picked up a few flecks of soil else very good: completely sound, unmarked, and otherwise perfectly clean.
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$20.00
The Sunny Side of Life Shown in Humorous Style, Containing Comic Sayings of the Day as Told by A Merry Widower. [title page; cover title:] The Sunny Side of Life.. As Told By A Merry Widow

The Sunny Side of Life Shown in Humorous Style, Containing Comic Sayings of the Day as Told by A Merry Widower. [title page; cover title:] The Sunny Side of Life.. As Told By A Merry Widow

by Widower, A Merry [Fisher, Albert J.]

New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1906. Paperback. 119p., line illustrations throughout the text, softbound, 7.5x5 inch staplebound textblock in paste-fastened wraps, very toned, acidic and fragile. Wraps are detached and chipped, a reading copy. Run-on gags by a Henny Youngman incarnation (our era's is better); no copies listed by OCLC as of March 2015. Illustrations are credited in plate to "Allan;" these are competent, strange (hands are drawn huge!) and wholly silly, except that the cover... Read more
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$15.00
The battles of peace "peace hath her victories no less renowned than war

The battles of peace "peace hath her victories no less renowned than war

by Neff, Pat M

Fort Worth: Pioneer Publishing Company, 1925. Hardcover. 324p., author portrait facing copyright page on inserted coated paper, first edition black cloth boards gilt. Top and tail of spine panel are lacking narrow strips of cloth and so removing decorative rulings, otherwise quite sound. Clean within, except that on p.147 someone has underlined eleemosynary in blue pencil, which saves you the trouble. A good sound copy of a talkative Texas governor's public relation.
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$25.00
Ukiyo-e art number six; the work of Utamaro and his pupils, an exhibition held at Shirokiya, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, April 3rd to 8th, 1964

Ukiyo-e art number six; the work of Utamaro and his pupils, an exhibition held at Shirokiya, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, April 3rd to 8th, 1964

Tokyo: The Japan Ukiyo-e Society, 1964. Unpaginated, about half text (variously Japanese and English) and half plates, b&w vignette reproductions and two fullpage in color (or three, counting cover illustration), entire journal, 10x7 inch wraps, spine panel has an inch-long tear at head and a nick at the tail, wraps and edges somewhat soiled, a good-only copy.
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$15.00
fifteen unused postal cards plus four photographic items

fifteen unused postal cards plus four photographic items

by [postcards, promotionals]

[Cuba, Italy]: Casa de las Americas / Ministerio del Turismo / et alia, 2000. Cards. 14 cards @ 4.5x6.5 inches plus a 4x9 (shows a dirty--looking beach at Guantanamo), two "mini guides" to Santiago de Cuba, an original photograph of a six-man band, and a CD insert, all in glossy color reproduction, all fine, none duplicated, most (not all!) interesting (uncommon side-street views, '50s cars). As a lot.
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$15.00