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Literary San Francisco: A Pictorial History from Its Beginnings to the Present Day

by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Peters, Nancy J.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780062503251
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$25.00

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San Francisco/New York: City Lights Books/Harper & Row, Publishers, 1980. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. From their position as longtime owners & operators of San Francisco's famed City Lights Bookstore, the authors trace the literary history of their beloved city from its earliest settlers to the present day. In 254 pages, lavishly illustrated with… Read more
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The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard: A Comprehensive Bibliography & Reference Guide to Published and Selected Unpublished Works

by Widder, William J.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1994
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780884049364
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$10.00

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Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Bridge Pubns, 1994. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. As New/No Jacket. Everything the collector or scholar needs to know about the science fiction writer/Scientologiy founder's works, both published & unpublished, in this meticulously researched & cross-references guide. First Edition, First Printing, from 1994, in 373 pages + additional blank Note pages in rear.… Read more
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Fine Bird Books, 1700-1900

by Sitwell, Sacheverell; Buchanan, Handasyde; Fisher, James; Ripley, S. Dillon (Foreword)

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1990
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780854932030
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$42.00

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London, England: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1990. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. As New/As New. Sumptuously illustrated guide to books about birds published over two centuries, with detailed bibliographic information. An indispensable reference! Orig. published in 1953, this is the FIRST EDITION, First Printing in this format from Witherby of London from 1990 (First, Thus). Oversized… Read more
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The Books of California

by Stoughton, Gertrude K.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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$24.00

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Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: Ward Ritchie Press, 1968. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Being "An Introduction to the History & Heritage of this State as revealed in the collection in the Pasadena Public Library assembled by Nellie May Russ," who served as librarian of that institution 1898-1919. In 213 pages with Index & comprehensive list… Read more
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A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales

by Nield, Jonathan

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1929
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Fifth Edition
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$45.00

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London, England: Elkin, Mathews & Marrot, 1929. Fifth Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Annotated list of 2392 historical & semi-historical novels from the pre-Christian era through the 19th century, in 424 pages, with Bibliography, Author/Title/Subject indices. Orig. published in 1902, this is the Fifth Edition, "revised, enarged, rearranged, & mostly rewritten" from Apr. 1929. Condition is solidly… Read more
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The Men Behind Boy's Fiction

by Lofts, W. O. G.; Adley, D. J.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1970
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition First Printing 1st Printing
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$25.00

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London, England: Howard Baker, 1970. First Edition First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. An essential guide for the collector of modern British juvenile literature, this book reveals the names of 2000+ authors & editors behind the pen names associated with popular boys' fiction, including series books, periodicals, & papers. A FIRST EDITION, First Printing from 1970,… Read more
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The Fantastic Kingdom

by Larkin, David (Ed); Maloney, Margaret

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1974
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780345244680
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$16.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ballantine Books, 1974. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Good+. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Tribute to the illustrators of the golden age of fantastic literature & illustrated children's books--late 19th-early 20th centuries, including Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, W. Heath Robinson, Edmund Dulac, Charles Robinson, Edward Detmold, Dorothy… Read more
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Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

by Fitch, Noel Riley

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition First Printing 1st Printing
ISBN
9780393017137
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$50.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1983. First Edition First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/VG. Brilliant, well-researched analysis of the "Lost Generation" of writers who inhabited Sylvia Beach's bookshop in Paris--Shakespeare and Company--during the interwar years. In 447 pages, with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs in center. A FIRST EDITION, First Printing,… Read more
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$50.00
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The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel

by Dunning, John

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Gargoyle Books
Published
2004
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780743249928
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$22.00

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New York, New York: Scribner, 2004. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Author's 3rd bibliomystery featuring ex-copy & bookman Cliff Janeway in Denver, Colorado, SIGNED by the Author (his name only) on full title page. With blue-cloth-wrapped spine over blue paper boards, this FIRST EDITION, First Printing hardcover (with full number line) is in Near Fine… Read more
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English Children's Books - 1600 to 1900

by 'Muir, Percy'

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First British Edition, Later Printing 4th Printing
ISBN
9780713407198
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$21.00

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London, England: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1985. First British Edition, Later Printing 4th Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Lavishly illustrated overview of children's books published in England over these three critical centuries. In 256 pages with Index & 100+ illustrations throughout text. Both scholarly & of value to collectors! Contains the new preface to the Third Impression, which updated… Read more
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Jefferson's Fine Arts Library: His Selections for the University of Virginia Together with His Own Architectural Books

by O'Neal, William B.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1976
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Item Price
$15.00

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Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia, 1976. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. As New. Descriptive catalogue accompanied by hundreds of black-and-white plates detail Jefferson's personal library as well as those volumes comprising the first library @ his University. Hardcover with cornflower blue cloth-covered boards & gilt lettering to front & spine in 409 pages with a Preface,… Read more
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A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the American Reading Public

by Zboray, Ronald J.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1993
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780195075823
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$25.00

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New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. As New/As New. Noted historian examines how socioeconomic & cultural changes following the Civil War in the United States influenced reading of American literature. In 326 pages with Index, extensive Bibliography, & thorough Notes. A FIRST EDITION, First Printing, this hardcover with matte black cloth-over-boards is… Read more
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The New York Review Quiz Book

by New York Review Of Books

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1986
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780517559871
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$17.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Near Fine. Gorey, Edward. Deliciously macabre pen-and-ink drawings by the late, great illustrator Edward Gorey adorn the covers & many interior pages of this trade paperback book of picture quizzes, word games, & trivia questions about literature compiled by the editors of… Read more
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The Art of Medieval Manuscripts

by Weinstein, Krystyna

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780600591474
Item Price
$14.00

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London/Melbourne: Hamlyn/Reed International Books Ltd., 1997. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Celebration of the medieval art of illuminated manuscripts, from Bibles to prayer books, historical works, medical texts, natural history books, early atlases, & some folklore/fiction. Each work is reproduced in color, & its origins & current location are identified. 96 pages, with… Read more
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Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines

by Lesser, Robert

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Gargoyle Books
Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Thus
ISBN
9781402730351
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$25.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Sterling Publishing, 2005. First Thus . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Gorgeous, lavishly illustrated tribute to the actual paintings that inspired pulp magazines, including science fiction, noir & hardboiled detective mysteries, westerns, heroes & detectives, aviation, & fantasy pulps. Eighteen essays by leading collectors & experts in the pulp field are illustrated by the art,… Read more
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Artists in Crime: Illustrated Survey of Crime Fiction First Edition Dust Wrappers, 1920-70

by John Cooper

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1995
Condition
As New
Edition
First British Edition
ISBN
9781859281888
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$45.00

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Hampshire, England: Scolar Press, 1995. First British Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. Sale, now 20% off! Essential reference guide to the dust jacket art & artists on crime & mystery fiction across the mid-20th century, heavily weighted toward British editions, though a few American artists are included. Each DJ is pictured & a brief description of the… Read more
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Great Books and Book Collectors

by Thomas, Alan

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780671807924
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$14.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Excalibur Books/Simon & Schuster, 1983. First American Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/VG-. Eminent London bookseller examines some of the world's greatest books (& their collectors) throughout history & their importance in the advancement of human civilization. Gorgeous, oversized hardback with yellow cloth-covered boards & brown patterned design to center front cover has… Read more
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Erotic Bookplates

by Kronhausen, Phyllis (Ed); Kronhausen, Eberhard (Ed)

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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$17.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Bell Publishing Co. , 1970. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Lavishly illustrated tribute to bookplates gathered from the libraries of private collectors around the world, all explicitly sexual. In 213 pages with a 6-page introduction about the history of such plates, & 109 plates featured in black-and-white. A FIRST… Read more
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What About Murder?: A Guide to Books About Mystery and Detective Fiction

by Breen, Jon L.

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9780810814134
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$10.00

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Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1981. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Thoroughly annotated guide to all sorts of books about these genres, including large reference works, attractive coffee-table books, technical manuals on the art of writing the mystery, general histories, special topics (thrillers, pulps, noir), & works on individual authors. In 157 pages… Read more
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The Collector's Book of Children's Books

by Quayle, Eric

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Gargoyle Books
Published
1971
Condition
Fine
Edition
First American Edition
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$25.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1971. First American Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Munro, Gabriel. Brilliantly illustrated guide to collectible children's books from the 16th century through the 1960s by a recognized expert bookman & collector himself. Heavy emphasis on 19th-early 20th-century books. In 144 pages, with full-color & black-and-white illustrations throughout by Gabriel… Read more
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