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Revolution in Seattle; a memoir
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Revolution in Seattle; a memoir

By O'Connor, Harvey

New York: Monthly Review Press, 1964. Hardcover. xv, 300p., very good condition in a worn and silverfished dj. "Historical and personal account of the General Strike and other troubles in Washington. The author describes working conditions in the Pacific Northwest and explains the Everett Massacre and Centralia." *Miles 169.

$15.00

The Origin of Capitalism
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The Origin of Capitalism

By Wood, Ellen Meiksins

New York: Monthly Review Press, 1999. Paperback. vii, 138p., trade-size softbound in 8x5 inch decorated wraps; textblock with covers a bit waved, vertically, from careless storage, an else sound, clean unmarked copy. Caveat emptor, three years later author Wood issued a much-expanded version (213p) with a slightly different title: Origin of Capitalism A Longer View.

$12.00

Salzburgs wiederaufgebaute Synagoge; Festschrift zur Einweihung
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Salzburgs wiederaufgebaute Synagoge; Festschrift zur Einweihung

Salzburg: Judaica Verlag, 1968. Paperback. 208p., illustrated with period photography and facsimiles, tables, lists of names. In the back find numerous ads for local business, possibly to encourage pilgrimage tourism, or to endorse acknowledgement of antisemitic crime. Softbound, bears a scrawled ownership name, quite worn with edgewear, handling-soil and small stains, with creasing, tears, and flecking to both covers, back cover especially. Interior is generally good except for ten or so leaves with corner-tip adhesions which we have freed up successfully. A reference copy, as is.

$15.00

More Than Meets the Eye: Albany High School, 1995-1996
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More Than Meets the Eye: Albany High School, 1995-1996

Albany CA: the high school, 1996. 160p., the usual yearbook format but a little taller (11.5x8.5 inches), the photos and jokes snarkier than exemplars from earlier decades, a bit edgeworn with faint damp-ripple to text leaves, a handled copy with numerous jocular inscriptions to "Jack," the senior whose book this was. Find more than twenty substantial handwritten paragraphs and a lesser number of autographs at photoportrait sites.

$25.00

History of Placer and Nevada Counties, with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the Counties Who Have Been Identified with Their Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present; History by W.B. Lardner and M.J. Brock / Illustrated Complete in One Volume
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History of Placer and Nevada Counties, with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the Counties Who Have Been Identified with Their Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present; History by W.B. Lardner and M.J. Brock / Illustrated Complete in One Volume

By Lardner, W.B. and M.J. Brock

Los Angeles: Historic Record Company, 1924. 1,255p., for re-casing. The textblock (including headbands and blanks) is very good, but casing's hinges are broken and its leather backstrip and corners are decayed. Preserved remnants of the spine panel show how titling goes. Endsheets are easily salvageable (but the book's marbling is inferior). Textblock printed on alkaline glazed stock; clearly reproduced period photos are scattered throughout the biographical sections; there are unfortunately only a few site pictures. A reading copy that could usefully be re-bound.

$135.00

Urban Policies: a new approach
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Urban Policies: a new approach

By Donnison, David

London: Fabian Society, 1983. Pamphlet. 12p., 5.5x8.5 inches, stapled pamphlet, pictorial wraps, else very good. Fabian Society Tract No. 487.

$12.00

Design in Familiar Places; What Makes Home Environments Look Good
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Design in Familiar Places; What Makes Home Environments Look Good

By Brower, Sidney

New York: Praeger, 1988. Hardcover. xvi, 187p., illustrated with b&w site photography and tables, first edition hardbound in grey cloth boards titled in cream-white. A sound copy, clean and unmarked. One site in particular is described in detail, Harlem Park, "a predominantly black, low-income neighborhood in Baltimore's inner city"; the writer is a South African who moved to the US to do graduate studies, and stayed.

$15.00

Kern County Historical Society, Founded 1931. Third Annual Publication [featuring] Kern County Newspapers; Early Days in Kern County; Early Bakersfield
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Kern County Historical Society, Founded 1931. Third Annual Publication [featuring] Kern County Newspapers; Early Days in Kern County; Early Bakersfield

By Loudon, Roy W., president. Contributions by John D. Henderson, Alfred Harrell, Stonewall A. Woody, Thomas A. Baker

Bakersfield: Press of The Bakersfield Californian for the Kern County Historical Society, in Co-operation with Kern County Chamber of Commerce, 1937. Pamphlet. 20p., good presswork on alkaline glazed paperstock, softbound in 10x6.5 inch printed wraps. Covers and inmost gutter are badly soiled by rusted staples; and back cover additionally marred with pencilled memo on the cost of printing a pamphlet with halftones. An otherwise cleanly item, but "reading copy" not a "collectable

$15.00

Berkeley Festival . Greek Theatre . Berkeley California . May . June . 1941 / The Berkeley Festival Association presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare under the personal direction of  Dr. George Altman / with the following great artists: Lois Moran as Viola; Gilmore Brown as Sir Toby Belch; Barbara Horder as Olivia. Art Director Lloyd Stanford / Dedication: The Association dedicates this production to the memory of Benjamin Weed, who in eighteen hundred and ninety-four discovered the natural ampitheatre which afterwards bore his name and upon which the present Greek Theatre was erected in nineteen hundred and three. Sunday, June 8, 1941 3:00 P.M., Sixth Event
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Berkeley Festival . Greek Theatre . Berkeley California . May . June . 1941 / The Berkeley Festival Association presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare under the personal direction of Dr. George Altman / with the following great artists: Lois Moran as Viola; Gilmore Brown as Sir Toby Belch; Barbara Horder as Olivia. Art Director Lloyd Stanford / Dedication: The Association dedicates this production to the memory of Benjamin Weed, who in eighteen hundred and ninety-four discovered the natural ampitheatre which afterwards bore his name and upon which the present Greek Theatre was erected in nineteen hundred and three. Sunday, June 8, 1941 3:00 P.M., Sixth Event

Berkeley: The Berkeley Festival Association, 1941. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about 32p., printed on semi-coated partly acidic paperstock and stapled into 10.5x7.5 inch pictorial wraps. Laid in, same size on same stock, a 4p program for the 12th Night production. All paper is somewhat toned, program has some creasing, a very good copy. From the Foreword : "This festival, which so fittingly commemorates the seventy-fifth Anniversary of our City, is a declaration to the Nation that Berkeley has assumed its place as a leader among cities.." [send for a free handkerchief soaked in tear gas..].

$25.00

Chronology of Twenty-five Years: the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1928-1953
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Chronology of Twenty-five Years: the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1928-1953

By Dawson, George E., editor, Carl I. Wheat, Roy Vernon Sowers et al.

San Francisco: Edwin & Robert Grabhorn, 1954. Hardcover. Unpaginated, 10.5x15.5 inches, essays, chronology, illustrated with 26 plates, limited edition of two hundred copies in marbled boards over black cloth spine and paper titles on spine. Plates in lovely subtle colors, text-heads rubricated throughout; especially nice balanced presswork even on chronology and member-list, but of course all two hundred copies were going to friends, to worthy competitors and to customers. The spine label is faintly toned, foredges of covers unobtrusively toned from handling, completely sound, square and flat, a very good copy.

$195.00

Living in the Bay Area: includes weekend suggestions for the next five years
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Living in the Bay Area: includes weekend suggestions for the next five years

By Brown, Pat

San Francisco: Relocation Consultants, 1981. Magazine. 36p. includes covers, 8.25x10.75 inches, populations, housing, rentals, food, entertainment, parks, transit, taxes, illustrated with color photos, figures and tables, maps, very good booklet in stapled pictorial wraps with wraparound photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. Interesting look back at nearly 40 years ago. Housing median cost was $200,000, rental of a two bedroom around $500, the only bookshop mentioned is the late lamented Howell's, the last earthquake was 75 years earlier (Mr. Brown had a big surprise coming in just 8 years!) and the skyline was a good deal shorter!

$25.00

San Leandro Cherry Festivals of the past
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San Leandro Cherry Festivals of the past

By Herman, Ilene

San Leandro: City of San Leandro, 1986. Paperback. 51p., short historical sketches accompanied by vintage photos of all the festivals from 1892-1986, printed on coated alkaline paperstock and softbound in 11x8.5 inch decorated cardstock wraps. Somewhat edgeworn with light creasings near spine, cover pulling away from textblock along lower third of endsheet (the binding glue becoming brittle), a good (good-only) copy. Laid in, find a program / schedule of events printed on legal-size sheet of tomato- (well, cherry-) tomato-red stock with promotional generalities on one side and detailed listings and plat map of the city on its verso, this item folded in half and fine.

$20.00

Architecture of the Stalin era; designed and compiled by Mikhail Anikst
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Architecture of the Stalin era; designed and compiled by Mikhail Anikst

By Tarkhanov, Alexei & Sergei Kavtaradze

New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Hardcover. 192p., profuse color plates on coated paperstock throughout, 10x10 inch blue boards gilt in dj, very good copy. Public buildings mostly, a few apartment interiors, quite strong on exhibit buildings and exposition pavilions.

$25.00

Soviet cities new and renewed
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Soviet cities new and renewed

By Golossov, I.

Moscow: Foreign Languages Press, 1939. 30p., 4.25x5.5 inches, photos, very good in original stapled pictorial wraps. Part of the series produced for the Soviet Pavilion at the World's Fair in New York.

$12.00

Our Society Blue Book --Miniature Edition, of the San Francisco Blue Book, Containing Selected Names, Addresses, Reception Days and Country Residences of the Leading Society People of San Francisco. Arranged Alphabetically, together with San Francisco Street and Avenue Guide, Oakland Street and Avenue Guide; also Theatre Diagrams and Ladies\' Shopping Guide . . . Season 1898
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Our Society Blue Book --Miniature Edition, of the San Francisco Blue Book, Containing Selected Names, Addresses, Reception Days and Country Residences of the Leading Society People of San Francisco. Arranged Alphabetically, together with San Francisco Street and Avenue Guide, Oakland Street and Avenue Guide; also Theatre Diagrams and Ladies' Shopping Guide . . . Season 1898

By Hoag, Charles C., compiler / publisher

San Francisco: Press of the Francis-Valentine Co. for Charles C. Hoag, 1898. Hardcover. 196p., b&w ads scattered throughout text; small hardbound item, gilt-titled white paper over boards backed by a wide dark-blue cloth spine, text printed smallpoint with glazed skyblue prefatory leaves bearing special ads in red and gold; 5x3.5 inches. A pretty good copy with these faults : a binder's error fastened ffep gutter to both casing and textblock (causing a tear and putting this free leaf at risk; rear hinge okay); cover somewhat handling-soiled; minor edgewear to margins of casebinding. In all other respects quite sound, and unmarked except for gilt-stamped cover ownership of one Lewis F. Byington (his family lists amongst "the socialites"). Fyi, the ads are pedestrian, though the terminal-endsheet corsets are necessarily breath-taking.

$125.00

The Pawnshop in China; Based on Yang Chao-yu, Chung-kuo tien-tang yeh [The Chinese pawnbroking industry], with a historical introduction and critical annotations
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The Pawnshop in China; Based on Yang Chao-yu, Chung-kuo tien-tang yeh [The Chinese pawnbroking industry], with a historical introduction and critical annotations

By Whelan, T. S.

Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1979. Paperback. 81p., illustrated with floorplan and traditional organizational chart of typical establishment, has an appended glossary with characters. Softbound, 9x5.5 inch decorated wraps, externally a little edgeworn with irregular sunning, internally find an owner's presentation inscription, an otherwise clean sound copy. Michigan abstracts of Chinese and Japanese works on Chinese history, no. 6. Originally published in Chinese, Shanghai 1929.

$20.00

Ultraviolet Catastrophe
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Ultraviolet Catastrophe

By Walls, Andrea

Philadelphia: Thread Makes Blanket Press, 2011. [40p.] in stapled wraps. Very good. Poetry "culled from a larger work-in-progress" in which the poet reflects "upon a lost childhood landscape and the social-political and geographical contexts that allowed for this unprecedented event in American history.

$25.00

Picturesque Germany, Architecture and Landscape. Prefatory note by Gerhart Hauptmann
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Picturesque Germany, Architecture and Landscape. Prefatory note by Gerhart Hauptmann

By Hielscher, Kurt

New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1925. Hardcover. xv, 304p., briefest of prefatory notes and a line map of Germany. Profuse fine fullpage plates, captioned; hardbound, gilt-titled on grey cloth, 12x9.5 inch boards. Spine a bit faded and dim, corner-tips turned slightly, a very good sound copy with no ownership or other markings. Black and white photography reproduced in clear sepia rotogravure. Orbis terrarum. Landscapes occur towards the end, the bulk of the images is of dense two and three storey medieval-era dwellings linked like jigsaw puzzle pieces. Mostly exteriors; interiors of only a few large public buildings.

$40.00

The Origins of Modern Town Planning
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The Origins of Modern Town Planning

By Benevolo, Leonardo. Translated by Judith Landry

Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, 1967. Hardcover. xiv, 154p. + 16 pages of plates at rear. Very good in bit soiled and egdworn dj, bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Looks to the work of socialist and 'Utopian' reformers as inspiration for town planning before it became a 'purely technical affair.'.

$15.00

Our Town. Compiled by the Officers of the Landmands National Bank. Censored by the Officers of the Kimballton Welfare Club
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Our Town. Compiled by the Officers of the Landmands National Bank. Censored by the Officers of the Kimballton Welfare Club

Kimballton IA: Kimballton Welfare Club, 1920. 32p., sepia presswork on tinted alkaline paperstock, softbound, a 9.5x6.5 inch staplefastened pamphlet; illustrated with period photography, half of the town, the rest mugshots. Cover somewhat handled and crimped, textblock less so but has suffered a two-inch scratch to titlepage (slightly affects title photo). A good-only copy. Dated from remarks such as the war just being over. Presume that the "Welfare Club" is a Chamber of Commerce in vitro or in disguise. The "censoring" that it appears Club officers did was to amplify virtues of shops that bought ads ("The West & Esbeck Garage is one of the finest buildings in town and one of the most up to date garages in this section of the country" and just generally be silly.

$20.00

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