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San Francisco Confidential. Tales of Scandal and Excess from the Town That’s Seen Everything

by MUNGO Ray

Condition: Slight spotting of top edges, remainder mark at lower edge, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (slight rubbing)


New York: Carol Publishing Group, (1995). First edition. blue cloth spine lettered in pink over light olive boards. Slight spotting of top edges, remainder mark at lower edge, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (slight rubbing). Quarto. Illustrated with photographs and charts, with illustrated title page “Since its earliest beginnings, in the fever of the Gold Rush, San Francisco was built under the spell of criminal anarchy and wild living...Nothing is sacred in Baghdad by the Bay...or in San Francisco Confidential, an outrageously tempting chronicle of mayhem and eccentricity.” -from the dust jacket.
  • Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 32752
  • Title: San Francisco Confidential. Tales of Scandal and Excess from the Town That’s Seen Everything
  • Author: MUNGO Ray
  • Format/binding: Blue cloth spine lettered in pink over light olive boards
  • Book condition: Used - Slight spotting of top edges, remainder mark at lower edge, else fine
  • Jacket condition: pictorial dust jacket (slight rubbing)
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Carol Publishing Group
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: (1995)
  • Keywords: San Francisco History, Californiana, Western Americana, Gold Rush, Criminal Anarchy, Slave Trade, Prostitution, Marijuana, Beatniks, Hippies, Gays, Lesbians, Politics, Reform, Cable Cars, Golden Gate Bridge, Social History
  • Bookseller catalogs: Californiana;
  • Size: Quarto


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