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Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Business Guide first edition
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Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Business Guide first edition

San Jose: Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, 2001. 44p. includes covers, 4.25x5.5 inches, very good LGBTQ pocket business guide for San Jose in stapled wraps.

$15.00

Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fourth edition]
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Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fourth edition]

By Dyer Ball, J.

Hong Kong: Kelly and Walsh, 1903. xii, 816p., hardcover, front cover has ink stains, spine darkened, general wear and foxing; a reading copy only. Introduction to Chinese society, economy, culture and history.

$20.00

Distinguished Asian Americans: a biographical dictionary
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Distinguished Asian Americans: a biographical dictionary

By Kim, Hyung-chan; editor

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. xviii, 430 pages, very good hardcover. Front endpaper has the ownership stamp of Philip Choy, the architect better known for his work on Chinese American history. "This reference work celebrates the contributions of 166 distinguished Asian Americans. Most people profiled are not featured in any other biographical dictionary on noted Asian Americans. The Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, South Asian Americans (from India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asian Americans (from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) profiled in this work represent more than 75 fields of endeavor..." - rear cover blurb.

$12.00

Cassell\'s encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lore, foreword by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
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Cassell's encyclopedia of queer myth, symbol, and spirit; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender lore, foreword by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

By Conner, Randy P., et. al

London: Cassell, 1997. Hardcover. xiii, 382p., foreword, introduction, bibliography, indexvery good first edition on boards and unclipped dj.

$25.00

QP: Queer Pages; East Bay edition 2007; the guide to businesses and services for the queer community; vol. 4
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QP: Queer Pages; East Bay edition 2007; the guide to businesses and services for the queer community; vol. 4

By Corson, Susan, editor

Oakland: EastBay Voice, 2007. Magazine. 56p., 5.25x8.5 inches, listings, ads, illustrations, very good reference booklet in stapled pictorial wraps.

$20.00

Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fourth edition]
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Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fourth edition]

By Dyer Ball, J.

New York: Scribner's, 1906. xii, 816p., mildly shelfworn hardcover, small spots of soil on spine panel, otherwise very good. Ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Introduction to Chinese society, economy, culture and history.

$75.00

Growing Roses in the San Francisco Bay Area; What to do and When to do it
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Growing Roses in the San Francisco Bay Area; What to do and When to do it

By Phillips, Bruce, editor 5th edition

San Francisco: San Francisco Rose Society, 1992. viii, 127p., professionally printed with xeroxed illustrations, photos are not reproduced well but diagrams and tables are okay, standard leaves (11x8.5 inches) softbound under decorated cardstock and clear acetate sheets, mild toning and pressure marks, a very good copy: clean, sound, and free of ownership marks. "..the fifth [edition? printing?] in a sixteen year period" --we see no indication that this issue is revised from earlier printings.

$12.00

This is progress; the blue book manual Nigritian history, American descendants of African origin, textbook, reference, study guide encyclopedia, collaboration by Roselle Kahn
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This is progress; the blue book manual Nigritian history, American descendants of African origin, textbook, reference, study guide encyclopedia, collaboration by Roselle Kahn

By deCoy, Robert H.

Los Angeles: Nigritian Publishers, 1969. Hardcover. xiii, 257p., printed cloth boards, very good condition. Short biographies of little-known but notable African American. By the author of The Nigger Bible.

$30.00

Annual Statistician 1877
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Annual Statistician 1877

By Mains, John P., compiler

San Francisco: L.P. McCarty, Publisher, 1877. Hardcover. 468p., small hardbound in 7x4.5 inch pebbled green cloth boards gilt; mild edgewear, probably from storage rather than from handling, we see signs of sophistication (tinting of abrasions) but even so a largely unhandled copy. Front hinge cracked at the copyright page which, with its verso the titlepage, was tipped onto a front blank, entire volume opens stiffly, compiler Mains plumped for least-expensive binderywork (credited to Spaulding & Barto, Book and Job Printers on Clay St., give them a wide berth). Cloth and gilt are bright, stats doubtless accurate, basically an exemplar what was thought to be important to San Franciscans in the '70s. Preface by compiler says he was encouraged by good sales of his first such annual, this his second, it was followed by further annuals.

$15.00

Marian Tracy\'s Complete Chicken Cookery. Illustrated by Marguerite Burgess
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Marian Tracy's Complete Chicken Cookery. Illustrated by Marguerite Burgess

By Tracy, Marian

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1953. Hardcover. xii, 234p., scattered line drawings, first edition (so stated) orange cloth boards lettered in bright yellow. Mild external handling wear with some flecking to spine panel, which is also mildly faded. A previous owner has bookmarked with scraps of paper, an ancient napkin, and a holograph letter to one 'Margie' from 'Mother'. We've left this detritus as is, grateful that said previous owner did not mark up this text. An unmarked, if not quite clean copy in sound condition. Note dedication page homage to Irma S. Rombauer, "with much love and admiration;" sounds like personal acquaintance.

$12.00

Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fifth edition]
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Things Chinese Or, Notes Connected With China [fifth edition]

By Dyer Ball, J.

London: John Murray, 1925. 766p., mildly shelfworn hardcover, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped. Ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Introduction to Chinese society, economy, culture and history.

$25.00

David Wade\'s Kitchen Classics
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David Wade's Kitchen Classics

By Wade, David

Dallas: David Wade Industries, Inc, 1969. Hardcover. 300p., illustrated with twelve showtime b&w photos of individual celebrities posed with our host; hardbound in coated cloth boards just a little edgeworn, a sound, unmarked copy. Laid in find a promotional announcement from Wade, inviting us to join a cooking club. The photos are candid peeks, odd (Pat Boone with a pipe) and even uncomfortable, some of them, though usually it's host Wade looking uncomfortable. Find Wade paired with Donna Reed, Ann-Margaret, Mickey Mantle, Peter Yarrow, Don Murray, Edgar Bergen, Ricardo Montalbon (looking TOO happy; come back, Khan!), Sandra Dee, et alia.

$15.00

The Chamber of Commerce Handbook for San Francisco: Historical and Descriptive; a Guide for Visitors
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The Chamber of Commerce Handbook for San Francisco: Historical and Descriptive; a Guide for Visitors

By Todd, Frank Morton

San Francisco: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1914. Hardcover. 340p.+ v, 4.5x7 inches, red cloth, illus. with b&w photos, folded map of city tipped in at back, spine is mildly sunned, previous owner's bookplate on inside cover, back board was lightly bent at some point, but not broken and not visible from outer view, hinge just starting by frontis, but binding still strong, else very good.

$20.00

Bulletin Catalog, 1939 through 1973 [together with] Bulletin Catalog Supplement, 1974-1976
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Bulletin Catalog, 1939 through 1973 [together with] Bulletin Catalog Supplement, 1974-1976

By Socialist Workers Party

New York: Socialist Workers Party, 1977. Pamphlet. Two items, 44 and [13]p. respectively, 8.5x11 inches, both with worn wraps, Bulletin Catalog with creased wraps and previous owner's name and small stain on front wrap, else good condition. Index to the SWP's internal bulletins.

$12.00

Bulletin List, 1939 through 1970 [together with] Supplement to Bulletin List, December 1971
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Bulletin List, 1939 through 1970 [together with] Supplement to Bulletin List, December 1971

By Socialist Workers Party

New York: Socialist Workers Party, 1972. Pamphlet. Two items, 30 and [13]p, respectively, wraps, 8.5 x 11 inches, wraps worn else very good condition. Index to the SWP's internal bulletins.

$15.00

The Coach-Makers\' Illustrated Hand-Book, containing Complete Instructions in All the Different Branches of Carriage Building. Adapted to the wants of every person directly or indirectly connected with the manufacture of carriages. Written and revised by practical men of acknowledged ability and long experience in their several departments
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The Coach-Makers' Illustrated Hand-Book, containing Complete Instructions in All the Different Branches of Carriage Building. Adapted to the wants of every person directly or indirectly connected with the manufacture of carriages. Written and revised by practical men of acknowledged ability and long experience in their several departments

By Ware, I.D., compiler

Philadelphia: I.D. Ware, Publisher Coach-makers' International Journal, 1872. Original issue, re-cased: xiv, 368p., plus 32p period parts ads. Ex Library (provenance on request), minimal markings within, cased into brown buckram boards with utilitarian spine titling and too-bright Dewey decimals. Illustrated with numerous white-on-black plates and vignettes and, as a sort of frontispiece, a fine doublespread steel engraving of a coach drawn full-tilt by named horses "Driven by Their Owner Mr.Bonner". This doublespread is split nearly in half and should have some attention (graphic is quite good). Expect some hand-soiled margins, as with this frontis, and toning of all leaves, but in general a very sound textblock, with one exception: leaf xv/xvi is out, leaving a ragged stub. What is missing? we don't know. As is.

$45.00

Keeping Up with Your Motor Car, Written So that He Who Reads May Ride; Also for the Car Owner to Whom Money Is an Object. Fully Illustrated
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Keeping Up with Your Motor Car, Written So that He Who Reads May Ride; Also for the Car Owner to Whom Money Is an Object. Fully Illustrated

By Collins, A. Frederick

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1917. Second printing per publisher's "(2)" on terminal leaf of text; 206p., neat line-drawn diagrams throughout, hardbound in 7.5x5 inch tan cloth boards titled and decorated in black. We see no evidence that anything is missing, no excisions, no scribbled-over pictures, but at best a fair-only copy: cloth covers are dirty and frazzled, hinges are cracked, a former owner has pencilled name & address multiple times and also done sums and copied phrases he liked or could learn from. The text moreover is filled with splotchy foxing and food stains. So we're pricin' this beauty cheap cheap cheap.

$35.00

Gay Essentials: facts for your queer brain
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Gay Essentials: facts for your queer brain

By Bianco, David

Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1999. Paperback. xiv, 327p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Who was Sappho? How did San Francisco become so gay? Was Eleanor Roosevelt a lesbian? How was ACT UP founded? etc.

$15.00

The Properties and Uses of Drugs
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The Properties and Uses of Drugs

By Rusby, Henry H.; A. Richard Bliss, Jr.; Charles W. Ballard; joint authors

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc, 1930. xvii, 823p., has a few appended illustrations of "drainage tubes" and such-like; a big (9.5x6.5 inches) reference book in green cloth gilt. Externally somewhat worn with a little fray and some staining to spine-panel cloth at the heel; book's front free endsheet and first blank are roughly torn out, leaving the fabric of front hinge exposed, though hinge continues to hold; we see one or two pencilled checkmarks in margins. An otherwise sound, clean reading / reference copy. FYI, index makes only brief referrals to cannabis, heroin, opium. Preface describes the volume as a "text book" prepared for "the pharmacy student and the practising pharmacist.. it has not been the purpose of the authors to provide a text book on therapeutics," ergo "no attempt has been made to restrict the list of drugs on the basis of merit or repute

$30.00

Mann für Mann; biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte von Freundesliebe und mannmännlicher Sexualität im deutschen Sprachraum
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Mann für Mann; biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte von Freundesliebe und mannmännlicher Sexualität im deutschen Sprachraum

By Hergemoller, Bernd-Ulrich

Hamburg: MannerschwarmSkript Verlag, 1998. Hardcover. 911p., very good condition. Text in German.

$25.00

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