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TARNISHED ANGELS: Paradisiacal Turpitude in Los Angeles Revealed

by Robinson, W. W

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32 mo. (4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches) Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, Printed for Members of the Roxburghe Club and the Zamorano Club September 1964. 26 pages of historical text [plus 16 pages printed on yellow paper purportedly reproducing, in facsimile, a "Souvenir Sporting Guide" (a guide to the prositutes and madames) for gentlemen visitors to the Fiesta de Los Angeles in 1897, illustrated with two vintage black and white half-tone photos, dust jacket.

Very good condition, title in gilt on hardcover cloth spine. Partial dedication reads: "Presented by Robert J. Woods, W. W. Robinson, Everett G. Hager, John H. Urabec and The Ward Ritchie Press Los Angeles."


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Robinson, W. W
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Ward Ritchie Press
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Los Angeles
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About Caravan Book Store

For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.


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