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Last Chants (A Willa Jansson Mystery).
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Last Chants (A Willa Jansson Mystery).

By Lia Matera.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hardcover First Edition (1996); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1996); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows a single page has been dog-eared; barely discernible spine lean; lightest shelving wear along the bottom edge of the quarter-cloth boards; faint production crease at the front pastedown endpaper; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows very mild rubbing to the panels; the lower corner tips show the barest touch of wear; the price is intact; mylar-protected. No longer absolutely 'As New', but remains very close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.55 x 6.4 x 1 inches). 225 pages. Language: English. Weight: 19 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.


The Unseen Peninsula.

By Robert Buelteman.

Carson City, NV Oracle Publications, 1994. Hardcover First Edition [1994], unstated. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket: Book shows lower rear corner mildly bumped. Binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows faint wrinkling at same; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. Not an Ex-Library copy. Oblong 4to. 126pp. Introduction by Harold Gilliam. Edited by Robert McDonald. Buckram over boards. Trade Edition of 1350 copies. First Edition [1994], unstated. Hardback with DJ. Light, the source of life, is the medium of Robert Bueltman's art. His vision is an inspiration. His photographs, like all works of art, are statements about the meanings of life and of art itself. In this book, Buelteman presents fifty works of art, each one independent of, yet related to, every other. Their link is the place that the artist visited to make his photographs, the Watershed of San Francisco located on the peninsula south of The City. These many acres have for nearly 100 ears been closed to the public to protect the water essential to its survival. Buelteman, however, through perseverance, sincerity, altruism and charm gained access to this secret place, which had intrigued him since his boyhood, when he lived on its edge. Focusing on modest scenes of nature, Buelteman demonstrates to us that beyond ostensible chaos there exists the same order that we see in nature's grand vista. Even occasional traces of incursions by human beings appear in the artist's works as elements in a larger pattern of order rather than as predatory invasions. The images in this book are individually unique works of art. Their particularities were occasions for the artist to make statements in his medium. They were not ordered sequentially by chronology, location or subject. Visual rhythms, balances, contrasts and variations guided their arrangement into a larger composition, analogous to a collection of poems or a classical song cycle. What times them together is Buelteman's interpretation of love - sensual, spiritual, intuitive, total, beyond understanding, ancient and yet forever new.


Scrapbook of a Haight Ashbury Pilgrim: Spirit, Sacraments and Sex in 1967/68.

By Elizabeth Gips.

Santa Cruz, CA Changes Press, 1991. Paperback First Ed, unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed, unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use, but a former owner has recorded some musings in PENCIL AT THE REAR FLYLEAF: just a hint of wear to extremities; a very faint crease near the lower rear corner. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large Format 4to. 221pp. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.


Committee of Vigilance: Revolution in San Francisco, 1851.
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Committee of Vigilance: Revolution in San Francisco, 1851.

By George R. Stewart.

New York, NY Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing, so stated. First Ed; First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: Book shows indications of very light use: just a touch of wear to extremities; binding shows very slight lean, but remains secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; a couple of short, closed tears; heavy damage at mild rear hinge, resulting in slight loss, but several gouges and tears; else mild rubbing and faint soiling only; price clipped; mylar-protected. Clean, sturdy, and quite presentable in a similar DJ, with noted flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 339pp. Hardback with DJ. A study of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance (1851) by noted historian/author George R. Stewart, based largely upon the Committee's own papers and records. Full of facts and very interesting "retrospect" by author at rear. Detailed notes and index.


San Francisco.

By Francis Bruguiere.

San Francisco The H.S. Crocker Company, 1918. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Fair: spine chipped; entire page block, which was staple-bound inside hard boards, has worked itself free, so the binding act more as a file-style folder now; text block foxed; text free of marks. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. Unpaginated [Approximately 58pp]. Grey boards with black titles at front face; pastedown photo at front face. Hardcover: Introduction and 26 photographic plates of vintage San Francisco by Bruguiere.


Culture and Civility in San Francisco.

By Howard S. Becker, [Editor] .

New York, NY Transaction Books, 1971. Paperback First Ed thus, unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a bit. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 164pp. Distributed by Aldine Publishing Company, copyright 1971. Photographic Portfolio by Michael Alexander. Transaction book 23, essays originally in April 1970 transaction Magazine on Red Guard, Game of Black & White, Haight-Ashbury Health, Hyperpluralism, Store Front Lawyers, SF Mystique. First Ed thus, unstated. Trade Paperback. This unusual analysis of the San Francisco way of life combines articles by ten leading social scientists with a unique 32-page photo essay by Michael Alexander and an introduction by Howard S. Becker to present a sweeping overview of what makes San Francisco unique and why people enjoy it. The essays deal with the nature and style of political decisions and programs, the mystique of the use and abuse of drugs, sex and deviance, and the relationship between blacks, whites and police. These essays point clearly to the single most important factor contributing to the quality of life in San Francisco: a culture of civility. This culture of civility, which pervades the city's social life, comprises a tolerance for other people and other groups among the several factions of its society; a willingness on the part of all to settle for less than everything they want. No.23 in the series.