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A Londoner in Essex

A Londoner in Essex

by Pluckwell, George

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1977
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Kings Lynn: Excello & Bollard, 1977. Unpaginated, about 22p of text, tiny homemade zine (5x4 inches) reproduced carelessly from typewritten ms that begged for a fresh typewriter ribbon, expect short gloomy romantic poems from an author who is responsible for a number of more conventionally-produced Norfolk-related histories. Staple-fastened (rusted with a touch of migration), condition quite good, marked only… Read more about this item
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The Pasteurization of France

The Pasteurization of France

by Latour, Bruno; tran. by Alan Sheridan

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1988
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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988. 273p., paperback; in very good condition. On the hygiene movement in France.
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In the servitude of power; energy and civilization through the ages

In the servitude of power; energy and civilization through the ages

by Debeir, Jean-Claude, Jean-Paul Deléage, Daniel Hémery

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1991
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London :: New Jersey: Zed Books, 1991. 286p., paperback; in very good condition.
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The cities' wealth; programs for community economic control in Berkeley, California

The cities' wealth; programs for community economic control in Berkeley, California

by Community Ownership Organizing Project

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1976
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Washington: Conference/Alternative State and Local Public Policies, Institute for Policy Studies, 1976. 83p., illustrations, wraps. Old price sticker on front cover. Very Good. Second printing.
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Mi Grito 2001 [an annual; this year featuring:] Tribute to Tito Puentes

Mi Grito 2001 [an annual; this year featuring:] Tribute to Tito Puentes

by Hernandez, Roberto Y., editor & publisher

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2001
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San Francisco: Roberto Y. Hernandez, 2001. Magazine. 48p., super-slick magazine format, 10.5x8 inch clay-coated alkaline paperstock profusely illustrated with vignettes-in-color sited appositely throughout the triple-column texts. Faint hints of handling (crimps along the spinefold, inconspicuous edgewear) externally, entirely sound (including staples), clean and unmarked. The Puentes tribute occupies about sixteen pages and is thoroughly supplied with color photos; bulk… Read more about this item
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Uplifting the Downtrodden

Uplifting the Downtrodden

by Lescaze, William

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1944
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New York: Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated, 1944. Pamphlet. 15, [1]p., illustrations, wraps. 9 x 6 in. Inkstamp on rear cover: "Maurice B. Rovner." Spotting on rear cover, otherwise Very Good. Outlines a plan for slum clearance and mass housing projects for "post-war living." Ultimately an advertisement for Revere's copper products which presumably would outfit the innards of these… Read more about this item
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The Women's City Club Magazine of San Francisco. Volume I Number I, February, 1927

The Women's City Club Magazine of San Francisco. Volume I Number I, February, 1927

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1927
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San Francisco: the club, 1927. Magazine. 60p. plus advertisements printed professionally on glazed alkaline paperstock, texts are set doublecolumn and provided with numerous b&w photos (portrait, groups, and interiors of the new club building). An all but immaculate exemplar: a minuscule nick to a front cover margin, an odd faint shadow to rear cover, no dust-soil or other signs… Read more about this item
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Building a city, building a union: a history of the Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, District Council 37, AFL-CIO

Building a city, building a union: a history of the Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, District Council 37, AFL-CIO

by Bernstein, Rachel Amelia, Steve Beck; [and] Molly Charboneau

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1997
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New York: Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375, 1997. 28p., stapled wraps, illus., 8.5x11 inches, very good condition.
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Sprinkle Brigade. Volume 1: New York State of Mind

Sprinkle Brigade. Volume 1: New York State of Mind

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2007
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9781601670519
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Pittsfield, MA: Blue Q., 2007. Paperback. [78]p., illustrations, wraps. 4.75 x4.75 in. Documents activities of a group of anonymous artists who dress up fresh dog feces.
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Civilizing terrains; mountains, mounds and mesas; revised second edition

Civilizing terrains; mountains, mounds and mesas; revised second edition

by Morrish, William Rees

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1996
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Los Angeles: William Stout Publishers, 1996. v, + 49 architectural drawings (each drawing with 2pp text) + bibliography, 9.5x6 inch red frenchfold wraps, an elegant production with a bit of crimping and a tiny nick to spine panel, also a large (2x3 inch) sticker adhesion someone tried to remove. Internally clean and unmarked, and perfectly sound. Architectural documents 1.… Read more about this item
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Margaret Kilgallen: In The Sweet Bye & Bye
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Margaret Kilgallen: In The Sweet Bye & Bye

by Kilgallen, Margaret

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2007
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9780974983165
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Los Angeles: California Institute of the Arts, 2007. Hardcover. 207p., second edition of this beautifully made companion to the exhibit of the same name, profusely illustrated with pictures of paintings, artwork, exhibitions. Very light spot staining and very light wear to linen covers, otherwise very good condition. The late Kilgallen was a central figure in the SF Bay Area… Read more about this item
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The Coming Age of Conscience

The Coming Age of Conscience

by Foster, Ellery

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1977
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Winona, MN: Peaceful Alternatives, 1977. Pamphlet. [6], xv, 85p., illustrations, wraps. 8.5 x 6.75 in. Review copy, with address label on rear cover, mailed to Radical Religion. Postmarked. Edition of 1,000. Stain on right edge of front cover. Very Good. Second edition of a text on communal living. With a new introduction by the author, in which Foster expresses… Read more about this item
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A History of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The First One Hundred Years. Written in Observation Of South Pittsburg's Centennial in 1973. Foreword by O. K. Woodfin

A History of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The First One Hundred Years. Written in Observation Of South Pittsburg's Centennial in 1973. Foreword by O. K. Woodfin

by Kelly, Martelia Cameron

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1973
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South Pittsburg TN: Hustler Printing Company, Inc, 1973. Hardcover. xviii, [126]p., illustrated with period and contemporary photographs, largely of the simple stuff the city has for architecture. Also find journalist photos and sketches. Hardbound in plain blue cloth boards with headbands, a sound production with hard to read spine titling. Laid in is an edgeworn letter explaining the bestowal… Read more about this item
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Norman - An Early History, 1820-1900
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Norman - An Early History, 1820-1900

by Womack, John

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1976
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Norman OK: author, sponsored by [numerous committees] and with financial support of the Norman Sooner Lions Club, 1976. Hardcover. xii, 172p., illustrated from b&w period photography (portraits, sites, scenes), passable sketches, and maps &c in facsimile; reproductions are of average quality. Hardbound first edition in 9.5x6 inch red cloth boards lettered/decorated gilt and inscribed & signed by Womack on… Read more about this item
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Toward the Second Chicago Fire: Surrealism and the Housing Question

Toward the Second Chicago Fire: Surrealism and the Housing Question

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1971
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[Chicago]: The Surrealist Group, 1971. Handbill. Single sheet, printed both sides, 8.5x11 inches; lightly edgeworn, toned along edges, else very good condition. bottom edge slightly silver-fished. Good only.
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Historia de la vida cotidiana en México, Tomo III El siglo XVIII: entre tradición y cambio

Historia de la vida cotidiana en México, Tomo III El siglo XVIII: entre tradición y cambio

by Gonzalbo Aizpuru, Pilar, editor

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2005
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Paperback
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9789681677183
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Mexico City: El Colegio de México / Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2005. Paperback. 592p., edited volume of chapters, illustrations. Edgewear and faint streaks on cover, else very good condition.
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Homes not jails! a novel

Homes not jails! a novel

by Steinberg, Michael

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2011
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San Francisco: Black Rain Press Self published, 2011. Paperback. 141p., second printing; wraps a bit soiled, else very good. Self-published novel of San Francisco featuring a band of scruffy urban radicals who organize a mass squatting campaign. Not a bad idea really.
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Miffland Deed for 3 hits [poster]

Miffland Deed for 3 hits [poster]

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1960
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Madison, WI, 1960. Poster. 8.75x13 inch poster; this deed allows for three "hits" of marijuana and bears a small middle photo of "Jes' Folks" between the banners of the Puerto Rican and North Vietnamese flags. Neat middle crease from folding, else in very good condition. This small poster emerged out of the Miffland neighborhood community in Madison, Wisconsin where… Read more about this item
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Last Letters from Hav

Last Letters from Hav

by Morris, Jan

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1985
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9780394532622
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New York: Random House, 1985. Hardcover. xiv, 203p., illustrated with a doublespread of maps (city plats and local geography), hardbound first edition in tan papered boards with brown cloth backstrip lettered copperfoil, and enclosed in the glossy dust jacket. The jacket's illustration, FYI, was candidly inspired by de Chirico's "Departure", a sort of gloss or even parody.
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The Work of the Juvenile Protective Association Synopsis for 1919 and 1920

The Work of the Juvenile Protective Association Synopsis for 1919 and 1920

by Bowen, Louise de Koven

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1921
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Ephemera
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Chicago: Juvenile Protective Association, 1921. Ephemera. 1 brochure. 6.25 x 3.25 in. Very Good. Lists various activities and interventions of social workers in child abuse, gambling, child marriage, poor living conditions, etc. With a blank form for financial contributions on the rear cover. The Juvenile Protective Association was founded in 1901.
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