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  • WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party. by [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - An inside account of the Black Panther party by one of the organization's central committee members, and a personal account of a young man, angered by the racism he saw everywhere in his native San Diego, who became a revolutionary and an activist. Foreword by Elaine Brown, who became Chairman of the Black Panthers in 1974. the first woman to hold such a position, and she remains an activist. Photographs. Chronology, index.xi, 302 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-82662.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77185
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  • WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party. by [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    [Black Panthers] Forbes, Flores A.; foreword by Elaine Brown.
    WILL YOU DIE WITH ME? My Life and the Black Panther Party.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atria Books, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An inside account of the Black Panther party by one of the organization's central committee members, and a personal account of a young man, angered by the racism he saw everywhere in his native San Diego, who became a revolutionary and an activist. SIGNED on the title page by Elaine Brown, who wrote the foreword. Brown became Chairman of the Black Panthers in 1974. the first woman to hold such a position, and she remains an activist. Photographs. Chronology, index.xi, 302 pp. ISBN: 0-7434-82662.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 48896
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners bumped).

    Book ID: 72205
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74263
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  • BADLANDS. by Box, C. J.
    Box, C. J.
    BADLANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015). Hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff in Grimstad, formerly a small quiet town, but now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota - and with the oil boom came drugs, cops on the take, and murder. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312583217.

    Condition: Very good, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78175
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  • THE LAST TOKE. by Brooke, Amos (cover art by Tony Gleeson, signed)
    Brooke, Amos (cover art by Tony Gleeson, signed)
    THE LAST TOKE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    Los Angeles: Holloway House, (1977.). SIGNED first edition - When a prostitute is murdered, two young pimps are determined to find the killer, before they themselves are blamed for her death. SIGNED on the cover by Tony Gleeson, the cover artist. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-87067-5192.

    Condition: Fine (as new, no creasing.)

    Book ID: 57703
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  • Brown, Ethan.
    SNITCH: Informers, Cooperators & the Corruption of Justice

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Public Affairs / Perseus Books, (2007). First edition - Author Ethan Brown shows through a series of true crime profiles how the "War on Drugs" has created a corrupted justice system. End notes, Appendix of copies of court document photographs. 261 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59641
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  • THE ESSENTIAL LENNY BRUCE. by [Bruce, Lenny] Cohen, John, editor.
    [Bruce, Lenny] Cohen, John, editor.
    THE ESSENTIAL LENNY BRUCE.

    Edition: First hardcover edition.

    New York: Douglas Books, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Here is Lenny Bruce on religion, sex, the police, censorship, pot, Dracula - the whole gamut of contemporary perplexities put into perspective by the mind that deflated pretense with uninhibited wit." The first hardcover edition of a book originally published in paperback in 1967. Includes a foreword by the editor, in which he explains that he did not censor Bruce's words, Index. ix, 243 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new - an exceptional copy.)

    Book ID: 52968
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  • GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee. by Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    Buford, Bill, editor. Martin Amis, Tess Gallagher, Ian Jack, and others, contributors.
    GRANTA 25, Autumn 1988: THE Murderee.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta, 1988. First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing, This issue includes a long story by Martin Amis, "The Murderee," a long nonfiction piece on Gibraltar by Ian Jack, as well as work by Todd McEwen, Angela Carter and Don DeLillo, and a remembrance of Raymond Carver by Tess Gallagher,photo essays by John Berger and John Sturrock and more. 256 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-14-0086080.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67032
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  • GHOST OF CHANCE. by Burroughs, William S.
    Burroughs, William S.
    GHOST OF CHANCE.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York & London: Serpent's Tail - High Risk Books, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Short adventure novel set inthe jungles of Madagascar - and filled with Burroughs' trademark concerns: drugs, paranoia, and lemurs.' Originally published in a limited edition in1991. Illustrated with Burrough's own artwork, 59 pp. ISBN: 1852424060.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 44360
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  • WHO IS SYLVIA? A Novel. by Clark, Tom
    Clark, Tom
    WHO IS SYLVIA? A Novel.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1979. First edition - A rather uncommon novel by this poet - set against the background of the pyschedelic 60s. 126 pp. ISBN: 0-912652-535.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56700
    Keywords: drugs, Fiction, poetry
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  • ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries. by Cooper, Dennis.
    Cooper, Dennis.
    ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Soft Skull Press, (1999). First edition - Includes essays on AIDS, youth culture, drugs, films and contemporary art as well as "stoic, unsentimental and bracing" obituaries for Kurt Cobain, River Phoenix and William Burroughs and more. Issued as a trade paperback original. 146 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71887
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  • HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler. by De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stonehill Publishing, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive new edition of a book set in the 1920's and originally published in 1930 - a classic tale of "man and the sea" - a mixture of adventure story set in Egypt and Somalia and other places in the Arab world, and of mysticism and self-discovery and closeness with nature. Includes a new afterword by the author in which he discusses the good that hashish and opiates can do when used in their natural state versus the use of them as an escape from reality. Translated from the French by Helen Buchanan Bell (the afterword was translated by Helen Weaver.) 287 pp. Dust jacket art by Ted Bernstein. ISBN: 0-88373-0065.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chips at top of spine, and at folds)

    Book ID: 51476
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  • HEAVENLY BREAKFAST: An Essay on the Winter of Love. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    HEAVENLY BREAKFAST: An Essay on the Winter of Love.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1979. First edition - A rather uncommon Delany title, only published as a pocket paperback. Heavenly Breakfast was the name of a defunct rock group, and the name given to the apartment on Second Street in New York's Lower East Side where the commune was located during the winter of 1967-68. While based on his journals from that time, as Delany explains in his introduction, some incidents have been displaced in time and other changes have been made for 'essentially musical reasons.'. ISBN: 0-553-127969.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 62990
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-679-403922.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62223
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-679-403922.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56229
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  • THE COLD SIX THOUSAND. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    THE COLD SIX THOUSAND.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Century, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An epic novel, beginning in Dallas on November 22, 1963, this is Ellroy's take on Kennedy's assassination and the subsequent cover-up The second book in his Underworld USA trilogy, this covers the period from 1962 to 1968 and involves the mob and the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover and bringing white 'powder' back from Vietnam. SIGNED on the title page. 672 pp. ISBN: 0-712648178.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75578
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  • LORD OF OPIUM by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    LORD OF OPIUM

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Farmer's award-winning "House of Scorpion." As a clone of El Patron, 14 year old Matt is expected to take over as the Lord of Opium, a drug kingdom running along what used to be the border between the US and Mexico, a land devastated by ecological disasters. Cast of characters, maps, chronology, appendix. xvii, 411 pp. ISBN: 978-1442482548.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72005
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  • HAULIN' by Finch, Peter.
    Finch, Peter.
    HAULIN'

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - at 49, J. W. Pickett has been a long distance truck driver for too many years and he wants out - but can't afford to quit - but then on a haul to Boston he and his partner meet Frank, who has been given 24 hours by the mob to find a way to deliver a shipment of drugs to California, and so he takes a gamble that can risk everything. 225 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, some short edgetears to the dj)

    Book ID: 74804
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  • CAPTAIN TRIPS: A Biography of Jerry Garcia. by [Garcia, Jerry] Troy, Sandy/
    [Garcia, Jerry] Troy, Sandy/
    CAPTAIN TRIPS: A Biography of Jerry Garcia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this rock legend, counterculture hero and symbol of the Sixties, founder of the Grateful Dead Band, and much more. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xiv, 288 pp. ISBN: 1560250763.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40031
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  • BELUGA. by Gavin, Rick.
    Gavin, Rick.
    BELUGA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second "Delta noir" novel, a sequel to his 'Ranchero', a story of drugs and trouble, 298 pp. ISBN: 978-1250015228.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 66390
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  • COLLECTED POEMS. by Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    Gunn, Thom (1929-2004.)
    COLLECTED POEMS.

    Edition: Trade paperback - 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.). SIGNED - Powerful collection by this writer, born in England, but closely associated with San Francisco for most of his life (Edmund White described him as "the last of the commune dwellers [...] serious and intellectual by day and druggy and sexual by night".) In 2003, he was the first poet to be awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Award for lifetime achievement. SIGNED on the title page. Postcript, notes, index of titles. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-374-524335.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (bookstore stamp inside front cover, otherwise as new, appears unread.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 54761
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  • DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. by Harrington, Kent A.
    Harrington, Kent A.
    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - California author's second novel, one day - the last day - in the life of a crooked DEA agent in Tijuana, Mexico, who has been making side money as a coyote, smuggling people across the border with the assistance of a crooked judicale. SIGNED on the half title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-939767309.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on flap of dj)

    Book ID: 64784
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  • THE NATURE OF SMOKE. by Harris, Anne.
    Harris, Anne.
    THE NATURE OF SMOKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a high-tech near future, and featuring Magnolia, who had grown up in the burnt-out remains of a Detroit slum. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85286x.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 58002
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  • HIGH IDEALS? by Harris, James.
    Harris, James.
    HIGH IDEALS?

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978). Hardcover first edition - The author's rather uncommon first novel (and apparently only novel), despite being highly praised upon its publication in England - "a work of mad and moral philosophy, and something of a psychic thriller; it is also about drugs and murder, Phantom Radio and whether the earth is flat or not." But mostly about drugs... from the dust jacket which depicts sniffing cocaine to the entire fictional world Harris creates. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-151402213.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some soiling to edges of textblock, short tear to fold of dj at lower edge)

    Book ID: 76192
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp. ISBN: 9780871139924.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 57933
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.). First edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (curling to the edges of the covers.)

    Book ID: 50829
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  • RITUAL. by Hayder, Mo.
    Hayder, Mo.
    RITUAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A grisly tale of murder, witchcraft and the dark side of healing" by this very dark, but compelling writer. 410 pp. ISBN: 9780871139924.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (tear to dj at base of spine.)

    Book ID: 56352
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  • WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO. by Joy, David.
    Joy, David.
    WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2015). First edition - Southern author's very highly praised first novel, a Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. "The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually." 260 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps, letter from publisher bound in (some toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 78699
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  • ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE. by Little, Eddie.
    Little, Eddie.
    ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Viking, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a semi-autographical story of drugs and crime, told from the viewpoint of a 14 year old junkie. Basis for the movie of the same name starring James Woods and Melanie Griffith. Boldly SIGNED by the author on the half title page. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-670872172.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68495
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