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  • THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY. by Berry, Carole.
    Berry, Carole.
    THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Bonnie Indermilll mystery, set in New York City's Chinatown. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312-018509.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (light rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 55151
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  • BLESS THE BRIDE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    BLESS THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75008
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  • THE LAST ILLUSION. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    THE LAST ILLUSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy - in this book she is hired by Harry Houdini partly as an investigator, partly as a bodyguard. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 279 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

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

    Book ID: 59987
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  • BLESS THE BRIDE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    BLESS THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy. Historical note. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to textblock)

    Book ID: 77911
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  • Chang, Henry.
    YEAR OF THE DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Detective Jack Yu Investigation. The author's second novel, set in New York City and featuring American born Jack Yu, one of the few ethnically Chinese officers in the NYPD. 231 pp. ISBN: 978-1569475157.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78867
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  • THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. by Chase, Marilyn.
    Chase, Marilyn.
    THE BARBARY PLAGUE: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books…

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    New York: Random House, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the story of the fight against the bubonic plague epidemic that hit San Francisco (first in Chinatown) between 1900 and 1905, and returned after the earthquake of 1906 and the efforts of Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, who was unsucessful, and later of Dr. Rupert Blue, who was sucessful in keeping the plague under control and limiting the number of deaths - but who was not able to stop it from escaping the city, where it crossed over to the wild population of squirrels and other ground rodents, and remains endemic in the Sierras and in the Southwest to this date. Selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle Notes and bibliography. Illustrated with photographs, 276 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504966.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52555
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  • I CAUGHT A CHINESE YANKEE: A Comedy by Choy Buck-tone,
    Choy Buck-tone,
    I CAUGHT A CHINESE YANKEE: A Comedy

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Hurlow & Choy, Publishers, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A humorous play about a Hong Kong girl's romance in America, set entirely in an apartment in San Francisco's Chinatown. Copyright page notes that an unpublished title to this work: 'The Yellow Moon is Winking' was copyrighted in 1971. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and stamped with the author's seal. 160 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (chip to bottom edge of rear cover of dj, short closed tear).

    Book ID: 76231
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  • THE CHINESE JARS. by Gordon, William C.
    Gordon, William C.
    THE CHINESE JARS.

    Edition: First edition - a trade paperback original..

    Point Richmond, CA; Bay Tree Publishing, (2011.). SIGNED first edition - A noir mystery set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1960s. SIGNED on the half title and dated in the year of publication. 256 pp. Gordon is a San Francisco trial attorney who is married to the writer Isabel Allende. ISBN: 978-0981957784.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52411
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  • ON THE WRONG TRACK. by Hockensmith, Steve.
    Hockensmith, Steve.
    ON THE WRONG TRACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - The second Holmes on the Range mystery - a sequel to Hockensmith's Edgar nominated novel - the crime-solving cowboy brothers, 'Old Red' and 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer, devotees of Sherlock Holmes' methods of 'detectifying' tackle another mystery, this one set aboard the Pacific Express train. INSCRIBED on the title page "For --- Happy Trails" and dated in October 2006, before publication . 411 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers. Promotional bookmark and postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 55506
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  • THE BLACK DOVE. by Hockensmith, Steve.
    Hockensmith, Steve.
    THE BLACK DOVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A Holmes on the Range mystery - a sequel to Hockensmith's Edgar nominated novel - the crime-solving cowboy brothers, 'Old Red' and 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer, devotees of Sherlock Holmes' methods of 'detectifying' tackle another mystery, this one set in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1892. SIGNED on the title page. 411 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44488
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  • THE BLACK DOVE. by Hockensmith, Steve.
    Hockensmith, Steve.
    THE BLACK DOVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). First edition - A Holmes on the Range mystery - a sequel to Hockensmith's Edgar nominated novel - the crime-solving cowboy brothers, 'Old Red' and 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer, devotees of Sherlock Holmes' methods of 'detectifying' tackle another mystery, this one set in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1892. INSCRIBED on the title page. 411 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers. Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 44489
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  • ON THE WRONG TRACK. by Hockensmith, Steve.
    Hockensmith, Steve.
    ON THE WRONG TRACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - The second Holmes on the Range mystery - a sequel to Hockensmith's Edgar nominated novel - the crime-solving cowboy brothers, 'Old Red' and 'Big Red' Amlingmeyer, devotees of Sherlock Holmes' methods of 'detectifying' tackle another mystery, this one set aboard the Pacific Express train.. 411 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56447
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  • THE END OF EAST. by Lee, Jen Sookfong.
    Lee, Jen Sookfong.
    THE END OF EAST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of three generations, set in Vancouver's Chinatown, where she was born and raised. 241 pp. ISBN: -312379854.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (light toning, tear to top edge of dj at side of spine).

    Book ID: 78028
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  • MILLS MANUSCRIPTS: Spring 1941. by McClintic, Winona, Betty Gips and Members of the English Club, editors.
    McClintic, Winona, Betty Gips and Members of the English Club, editors.
    MILLS MANUSCRIPTS: Spring 1941.

    Edition: First edition.

    Oakland, CA: Associated Students of Mills College, 1941. Hardcover first edition - Poems, essays, and short stories by the English Club at Mills College. Notable for an essay on "Chinatown, Then and Now" by Constance Wong. Other contributors include Winona McClintic, Betty Gips, Claire McAdam, Dorothy Sharpe, Marcia Gambrell, Trista Kline, Eugenia Fulton, Florice Crackenberger, Elizabeth Duncan, Marjorie Fisher, Dorothy Babcock, and Isabelle McKee Mayhew. Red and white illustrated end papers. Square format. 43 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards with a red cloth spine..

    Book ID: 70130
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  • BONE. by Ng, Fae Myenne.
    Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 40948
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  • BONE. by Ng, Fae Myenne.
    Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: Book Club edition.

    New York: Hyperion, 1993. dj. Hardcover - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1921
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  • Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 1993. dj. Hardcover - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47755
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  • BONE. by Ng, Fae Myenne.
    Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34087
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  • BONE. by Ng, Fae Myenne.
    Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 36546
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  • BONE. by Ng, Fae Myenne.
    Ng, Fae Myenne.
    BONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (1993.). First edition - This novel, the story of two generations of Chinese Americans, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, was called a "stunning debut"; much advance praise from other authors, including Tillie Olsen, Gretel Ehrlich, Edmund White and others . A Granta 20 author. 194 pp. ISBN: 1-562829440.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers.

    Book ID: 47549
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  • A BITTER FEAST. by Rozan, S. J.
    Rozan, S. J.
    A BITTER FEAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in New York City's Chinatown, featuring private investigator Lydia Chin. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-312-192592.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (initials on front endpaper, small peeled spot on rear pastedown)

    Book ID: 72093
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  • CITY OF DRAGONS. by Stanley, Kelli.
    Stanley, Kelli.
    CITY OF DRAGONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second book, a 'roman noir,' set in San Francisco in 1940 and featuring Miranda Corbie, private investigator, former nurse in the Spanish Civil War and ex-escort. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0312-603601.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 57269
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  • CITY OF DRAGONS. by Stanley, Kelli.
    Stanley, Kelli.
    CITY OF DRAGONS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Her second book, a 'roman noir,' set in San Francisco in 1940 and featuring Miranda Corbie, private investigator, former nurse in the Spanish Civil War and ex-escort. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 978-0312-603601.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66019
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  • CITY OF DRAGONS. by Stanley, Kelli.
    Stanley, Kelli.
    CITY OF DRAGONS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011.). SIGNED - Her second book, a 'roman noir,' set in San Francisco in 1940 and featuring Miranda Corbie, private investigator, former nurse in the Spanish Civil War and ex-escort. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 978-0312-668792.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66020
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  • CITY OF DRAGONS. by Stanley, Kelli.
    Stanley, Kelli.
    CITY OF DRAGONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second book, a 'roman noir,' set in San Francisco in 1940 and featuring Miranda Corbie, private investigator, former nurse in the Spanish Civil War and ex-escort. Author's note. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0312-603601.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77814
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  • CITY OF DRAGONS. by Stanley, Kelli.
    Stanley, Kelli.
    CITY OF DRAGONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second book, a 'roman noir,' set in San Francisco in 1940 and featuring Miranda Corbie, private investigator, former nurse in the Spanish Civil War and ex-escort. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the month of publication. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0312-603601.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63352
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  • THROUGH THE MOON-GATE DOOR: A Mystery Story for Girls #5. by Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    THROUGH THE MOON-GATE DOOR: A Mystery Story for Girls #5.

    Edition: Early printing.(lists to itself in the book, to #7 on the dj flap)

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An uncommon book, written under her own name, by the author who is best known as the original writer on the Nancy Drew series. This series of mysteries for girls are each set in a different locale, and feature different girls: this book is set in San Francisco, and especially in San Francisco's Chinatown. The Moon-Gate Estate is a Chinese amusement park in San Francisco. Reflects the typical prejudices of the time towards the Chinese. Glossy frontispiece

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with burgundy lettering in a good dust jacket. (bookplate on front endpaper, chips/some loss to both ends of the spine of the dj, rubbing on the folds) Still, a very attractive copy of a book which is uncommon in general, and quite scarce in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62574
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  • THE WOODEN SHOE MYSTERY: A Mystery Story for Girls #4. by Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    Wirt, Mildred A. [Benson]
    THE WOODEN SHOE MYSTERY: A Mystery Story for Girls #4.

    Edition: Early printing.(lists to #5 in the book, to #7 on the dj flap)

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1938) dj. Hardcover - An uncommon book, written under her own name, by the author who is best known as the original writer on the Nancy Drew series. This series of mysteries for girls are each set in a different locale, and feature different girls: this book is set in a community of Dutch immigrants, and involves the story of a lost treasure. Glossy frontispiece. 207 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with burgundy lettering in a very good dust jacket. (prev owner's name dated in 1942, some sunning to the spine of the dj) Still, a very attractive copy of a book which is uncommon in general, and quite scarce in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62596
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  • FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER. by Wong, Jade Snow.
    Wong, Jade Snow.
    FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Early printing (code of M-Z indicates Dec 1950, just 5 months after the first.)

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Memoir of growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, in a very traditional household where only Chinese was spoken and where propriety reigned. Wong was only twenty-seven when she wrote this, but she had already won recognition as an artist. Illustrations by Kathryn Uhl. INSCRIBED by Wong on the half title page "To - - with warm regards and memories of a happy association during Kapiolani days" and dated in 1961 in San Francisco. Red illustrated endpapers. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good (sticker on front endpaper, corners slightly bumped) in a fair only dust jacket. with a tape-repaired long diagonal tear on the front flap and other edgewear, especially at the ends of the spine - now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 57195
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  • CHILD OF THE OWL. by Yep, Lawrence.
    Yep, Lawrence.
    CHILD OF THE OWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel (the second won a Newbery Honor Award): "A 12 year old girl who knows little of her Chinese heritage is sent to San Francisco's Chinatown to live with her grandmother." Winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 217 pp. Dust jacket art by Allen Say. ISBN: 0-06-0267437.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some wear to the ends of the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56601
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