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  • DELIA'S SONG. by Corpi, Lucha.
    Corpi, Lucha.
    DELIA'S SONG.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press (1989.). First edition - The story of a young girl who leaves her male-dominated Mexican American family to attend the University of Berkeley during the time of the student antiwar and civil rights protest, this novel brings together literary fantasy and the world of social struggles. SIGNED on the title page. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-934770824.

    Condition: Very good- in blue and white wrappers (some wear to edges of covers, bookstore stamp on first page.)

    Book ID: 51664
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  • DELIA'S SONG. by Corpi, Lucha.
    Corpi, Lucha.
    DELIA'S SONG.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press (1989.). SIGNED first edition - The story of a young girl who leaves her male-dominated Mexican American family to attend the University of Berkeley during the time of the student antiwar and civil rights protest, this novel brings together literary fantasy and the world of social struggles. SIGNED on the title page. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-934770824.

    Condition: Very good in blue and white wrappers (long and rather interesting non-authorial inscription on the title page.)

    Book ID: 51509
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  • BIT PLAYER: A Jeri Howard Mystery. by Dawson, Janet.
    Dawson, Janet.
    BIT PLAYER: A Jeri Howard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Palo Alto, CA: Perserverance Press / John Daniel, 2011. SIGNED first edition - Jeri becomes involved in investigating a murder in Hollywood in the 1940s, when her grandmother was working as a bit player in the movies. SIGNED on the title page. 284 pp. ISBN: 978-1564744944.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65468
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  • WHAT YOU WISH FOR. by Dawson, Janet.
    Dawson, Janet.
    WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Palo Alto, CA: Perserverance Press / John Daniel, 2012. SIGNED first edition - Story of four old college friends from Berkeley - and of hidden secrets. A suspense novel, but also a story of friendship, love, and loyalty. SIGNED on the title page. 284 pp. ISBN: 9781564745187.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60102
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  • TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Berkeley, California and feauturing homicide detective Jill Smith. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-385-304447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43081
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  • SUDDEN EXPOSURE. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    SUDDEN EXPOSURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Berkeley policewoman Jill Smith. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-385-310250.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket (slight spine slant, prev owner's name - a small stamp.)

    Book ID: 15572
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  • COP OUT. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    COP OUT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, 1997. SIGNED first edition - A Jill Smith mystery, set in Berkeley, California. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in plain printed tan wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 48584
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  • COP OUT. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    COP OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The tenth Jill Smith mystery, set in Berkeley, California. SIGNED on the title page. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-385-316003.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 62309
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  • COP OUT. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    COP OUT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1997.) dj. Hardcover - The tenth Jill Smith mystery, set in Berkeley, California. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-385-316003.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49103
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  • DIAMOND IN THE BUFF. by Dunlap, Susan
    Dunlap, Susan
    DIAMOND IN THE BUFF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring homicide detective Jill Smith mystery, set in Berkeley, California. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." 184 pp. ISBN: 0-385-316003.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (name on front endpaper, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 69082
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  • TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1993.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery set in Berkeley, California and feauturing homicide detective Jill Smith. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-385-304447.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48732
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  • THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR. by Goodman, Allegra.
    Goodman, Allegra.
    THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book l which "weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment." 394 pp. ISBN: 9780385340854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57636
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  • BEYOND BLAME. by Greenleaf, Stephen.
    Greenleaf, Stephen.
    BEYOND BLAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 5th John Tanner mystery, set in Berkeley, California. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-394-541154.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64636
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  • NEO-CALIFORNIA. by Henderson, David
    Henderson, David
    NEO-CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Divided into four sections, roughly chronological, these poems were written between the early 1970s and the early 1990s when Henderson was dividing his time between California and New York. Cover praise from Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Calvin Hernton and others. 144 pp. ISBN: 1556432755.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56842
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  • TELLING LIES. by Hornsby, Wendy.
    Hornsby, Wendy.
    TELLING LIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The first Maggie MacGowen mystery, set in Northern California. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934723.

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

    Book ID: 48752
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  • THE EMERALD CAT KILLER. by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE EMERALD CAT KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The final Hobart Lindsey / Marvia Plum mystery. "Hobart Lindsey is called back to the San Francisco Bay Area for one last case. A local book publisher is being sued over a novel that might actually be the last, lost work of a novelist killed over a year ago." SIGNED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 978-0312648138.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69490
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  • GOD BLESS POETRY. by Mathias, John.
    Mathias, John.
    GOD BLESS POETRY.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Oakland, CA: Blind Dog & Co. (1976.). First edition - Introduction by James Koss. Illustrated. Square format. 50 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (from the collection of poet Elizabeth Harrod, with her name and date, a few spots on the cover.)

    Book ID: 41795
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  • [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a large square paperback.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1983.). A study of the influential San Francisco Bay Area architect Maybeck by his friend Kenneth Cardwell. Maybeck designed numerous homes (including the shingled houses in Berkeley), the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus, and much more Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, plans and elevations. Includes a Chronology of Executed Works & Projects & Bibliography. Bibliography; Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-87905-1485.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57587
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  • BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist. by [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    [Maybeck, Bernard] Cardwell, Kenneth
    BERNARD MAYBECK: Artisan, Architect, Artist.

    Edition: First printing, a large square paperback.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, (1983.). First edition - A study of the influential San Francisco Bay Area architect Maybeck by his friend Kenneth Cardwell. Maybeck designed numerous homes (including the shingled houses in Berkeley), the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus, and much more Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, plans and elevations. Includes a Chronology of Executed Works & Projects & Bibliography. Bibliography; Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-87905-1485.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57588
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  • WITCH HUNT: The Revival of Heresy. by McWilliams, Carey.
    McWilliams, Carey.
    WITCH HUNT: The Revival of Heresy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1950). Hardcover first edition - A book published at the height of the "Red Scare" and the activities of McCarthy in the House un-American Activities Committee. Index. viii, 371 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth - underlining and marginal brackets, but a tight and sturdy copy, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77705
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  • THE BERYLLIUM MURDER. by Minichino, Camille.
    Minichino, Camille.
    THE BERYLLIUM MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in this series featuring Gloria Lamerino, a scientific consultant with the police department in Revere Beach, Massachusetts, and the 109 elements of the periodic table, by an author who is herself a retired physicist. In this she leaves her hometown to travel to Berkeley, California, where a friend of hers has died under suspicious circumstances. INSCRIBED on the title page . 231 pp. ISBN: 0-688172075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66169
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  • CAROLINE AT COLLEGE, #2 in series. by Richards, Lela Horne.
    Richards, Lela Horne.
    CAROLINE AT COLLEGE, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1922. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second book in this three volume series - in this, Caroline leaves her home to attend college at the University of California in Berkeley. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by M. L. Greer. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated green cloth (some spine slant, gift inscription dated Christmas 1922, other minor wear)

    Book ID: 68791
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  • THE SAVAGE PROFESSOR. by Roper, Robert.
    Roper, Robert.
    THE SAVAGE PROFESSOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Asahina & Wallace, 2014. SIGNED first edition - Murder in academia: a "renowned epidemiologist, returns to his home in the Berkeley Hills to find a woman, a former scientific colleague, naked and quite dead in his bed." SIGNED on the title page. 223 pp. ISBN: 978-1940412122.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66449
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  • THE IRIS DECEPTION. by Schopen, Bernard.
    Schopen, Bernard.
    THE IRIS DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Reno: University of Nevada Press, (1996.). First edition - The third mystery in the highly praised series featuring Reno private investigator Jack Ross. A title in the Western Literature Series. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-87417-2861.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (ink notation on half title page, light crease on front cover.)

    Book ID: 55394
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  • THE CUTTING EDGE. by Vinograd, Julia.
    Vinograd, Julia.
    THE CUTTING EDGE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Oakland, CA: Zeitgeist Press, 1998. First edition - Art by Deborah Vinograd. Poems of and about the streets of Berkeley and the people on them. 70 pp. ISBN: 0-929730-658.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers with a photograph of Vinograd on the front cover

    Book ID: 43065
    Keywords: berkeley, california, Poetry
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  • AGAINST THE WALL. by Vinograd, Julia (1943-2018)
    Vinograd, Julia (1943-2018)
    AGAINST THE WALL.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Oakland, CA: Zeitgeist Press, (1992). SIGNED first edition - Rather uncommon early book of poems of and about the streets of Berkeley and the people on them. Although best known as a street poet in Berkeley (where she sold many of her books hand to hand), she was awarded the American Book Award in 1985. In 2004, the city of Berkeley gave her a lifetime award as the city's unofficial poet laureate. Boldly SIGNED on the first page. Art by Deborah Vinograd. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-929970399.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers with a photograph of Vinograd on the front cover

    Book ID: 75477
    Keywords: berkeley, california, Poetry
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  • Warner, Ralph and Ihara, Toni.
    MURDER ON THE AIR.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press, 1984. First edition - First mystery by the couple who started the Nolo Press, and featuring an unlikely duo of homicide investigators: Lt James Rivers and Sara Tamura, a sansei who is also the first Japanese woman to work as a violent crimes investigator in Berkeley.

    Condition: Some light creasing to the illustrated covers, contents near fine (prev owners name)

    Book ID: 14656
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