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The People of San Francisco: lives of accomplishment, portraits
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The People of San Francisco: lives of accomplishment, portraits

By Arnoux, Elain Badgley

San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Commission, 2001. 166p., 9x12 inches, foreword, introduction, color plates, very good first edition oversize paperback in original white pictorial wraps. Reproductions of sketch portraits from a show at The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Primarily white elite of course, still, there are plenty of Asian American and African American celebrities, and movers & shakers. The portrait of Cecil Williams is especially successful. A black & white sketch of Herb Caen graces the cover.

$25.00

The Literature of California, Writings from the Golden State. Volume 1, Native American Beginnings to 1945
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The Literature of California, Writings from the Golden State. Volume 1, Native American Beginnings to 1945

By Hicks, Jack, James D. Houston, Maxine Hong Kingston, Al Young

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. Paperback. xx, 629p., first edition of the softbound issue, fat paperback in color-decorated wraps. An unmolested copy, entirely clean, sound and unmarked. Please note, vol #1 only.

$20.00

Seicho-no-ie, Truth of Life. A supradenominational truth movement [two issues: Sept. and Oct. 1991)
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Seicho-no-ie, Truth of Life. A supradenominational truth movement [two issues: Sept. and Oct. 1991)

By Taniguchi, Masaharu, et al.

Gardena, CA: Seicho-no-ie North America Missionary Headquarters, 1991. Two issues of the staplebound digest magazine, 31 pages per issue, very good. Seichi-no-Ie, "The House of Growth," is a syncretic post-war religious movement in Japan.

$17.00

Meiguo de xue xi huan jing
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Meiguo de xue xi huan jing

By Liu Donghao (Eric Liu)

Beijing: Wu zhou chuan bo chu ban she, 2013. 175p., paperback, pen marginalia scattered throughout. Text in Chinese. "America's educational environment; the diary of a Chinese high school student exploring the USA." His experience seems to have been at private Catholic institutions.

$12.00

The Telescope, 1939
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The Telescope, 1939

By [yearbooks]

San Francisco: Galileo High School, 1939. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 150 pages counting appended ads, standard hardcover year book format printed sepia on coated alkaline paperstock throughout, hardbound in 11x7.5 inch pale grey fabric boards spine-titled bronze. A little edgeworn with slight fraying of top and tail rims, a trace of handling soil within and lots of autographs. A good copy.

$25.00

Asians & Friends New York - New Forum: vol. 5, #8, August 1992;  Fire Islan - AFNY goes to Cherry Grove
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Asians & Friends New York - New Forum: vol. 5, #8, August 1992; Fire Islan - AFNY goes to Cherry Grove

By Frome, Bradley, editor

Dallas: AFNY, 1992. 12p. includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, single-sheet classified ads printed both sides laid-in, news, reports, event calendar, services and resources, photos, ads, very good LGBTQ & Asian American newlsetter in stapled white wraps.

$15.00

The social status of Japanese women
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The social status of Japanese women

By Yamada, Waka

Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1937. [20p.], slender booklet, second edition, ex-library with card pocket and the usual markings; a reading copy only. Yamada was kidnapped and sent from Japan to Seattle to become a prostitute in 1897. After escape and conversion to Christianity in San Francisco, she became a well-known women's rights activist. She was invited to meet Eleanor Roosevelt in the same year this booklet was published.

$18.00

Shig\'s review. 1
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Shig's review. 1

By Murao, Shigeyoshi, editor

San Francisco: Adler Press, 1960. [16p] staplebound wraps, 6.75x9.5 inches, cover unevenly toned, otherwise very good. The premiere issue of the poetry review produced by "Shig" Murao of City Lights Books. Contributors include Bill Margolis, Sadie Monsanto, Richard McBride and others.

$175.00

George Minami [signed photograph]
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George Minami [signed photograph]

By Perri, Peter, photographer

n.p., n.d.. 8x10 glossy photo inscribed "To Louise - Best wishes and Thanks Always. George." Very good. Minami was probably best known for hsi role as a principal dancer in the Broadway production of "Flower Drum Song" in 1958. He worked on various productions of the show for years afterward.

$25.00

The Telescope, June, 1940
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The Telescope, June, 1940

By [yearbooks]

San Francisco: Galileo High School, 1940. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 150 pages counting appended ads, standard hardcover year book format printed in dark blue ink on glazed alkaline paperstock throughout, hardbound in 11x7.5 inch blue fabric boards spine-titled black. A little edgeworn with slight fraying of top and tail rims, a trace of handling soil within and lots of autographs. A good copy.

$25.00

Smell this 2 from women of color in coalition, spring 1991
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Smell this 2 from women of color in coalition, spring 1991

By Women of Color in Coalition

Berkeley: The Center for Racial Education, 1991. 139p., illustrated with drawings and a comic strip, paperback with mild handling wear. Prose, poetry and art by women of color.

$12.00

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
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A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

By Lee-Tai, Amy; Felicia Hoshino

San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 2008. 31p., very good hardcover in dustjacket. Special printing devoted to Garth Charles Mower. About a girl interned at Topaz Relocation Center.

$20.00

All American Boy [large photo print of a Chinese-American boy eating on the stairs]
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All American Boy [large photo print of a Chinese-American boy eating on the stairs]

By Stacks, Richard; photographer

Baltimore: The Sunpapers, [195-]. 11x18 inch black and white print, very good mounted on a slightly worn board, title penned at lower left, the photographer's rubberstamp on the reverse. Photo depicts a boy wearing a traditional Chinese outfit but sitting in such a way that his western shoes and socks are visible. Richard Stacks was a renowned photographer for the Baltimore Sun.

$95.00

Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area (Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5)
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Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area (Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5)

San Francisco: Treganza Museum, 2006. Four issues of the journal, missing number 3; 8.5x11 inches, slender paperback format. Occasional rubberstamps of the Treganza Anthropology Museum, otherwise very good. With articles on immigrant workers and otehrs in the Bay Area. Treganza Anthropology Museum papers #16, 19, 21, 23.

$40.00

Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area (Nos. 1-5)
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Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area (Nos. 1-5)

San Francisco: Treganza Museum, 2006. Five issues of the journal, apparently all that were published; 8.5x11 inches, slender paperback format. Rubberstamps of the Treganza Anthropology Museum, otherwise very good. With articles on immigrant workers and otehrs in the Bay Area. Treganza Anthropology Museum papers #16, 19, 20, 21, 23.

$50.00

The Next Step toward diversity in the newspaper business
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The Next Step toward diversity in the newspaper business

By Hines, Judith D.

Washington DC & St. Petersburg: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation & the Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, 1991. Magazine. [ii] 30p., 8.5x11 inches, preface, introduction, bullet points, figures, photos, references, very good booklet in glossy stapled pictorial wraps. Plan to diversify the media.

$25.00

Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Ethnography in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco: Treganza Museum, 1994. 64p., 8.5x11 inches, wraps; very good. With articles on blacks, Chinese Americans, Hmongs, Italians, and Asian immigrant workers in the Bay Area. Treganza Anthropology Museum papers #16.

$15.00

Through Dust and Ruins: Photography by Tsung Woo Han
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Through Dust and Ruins: Photography by Tsung Woo Han

By Han, Tsung Woo

San Francisco: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 1998. Unpaginated slender paperback, very good, signed by the San Francisco-based photographer on the title page in Chinese. Color photography of scenes in China.

$30.00

Prince Ito, the man and statesman. A brief history of his life
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Prince Ito, the man and statesman. A brief history of his life

By Nakamura, Kaju

New York: Japanese-American Commercial Weekly and Anraku Publishing Co, 1910. xvi, 114 pages, hardcover, front cover has a stain. Inscribed by the author inside the rear cover.

$17.00

Gochiso: oriental recipes
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Gochiso: oriental recipes

Denver: Woman's Society of Christian Service, Simpson Methodist Church, 1966. 55 leaves, black plastic binding, card covers worn and soiled.

$17.00

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