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  • C-TRAIN AND THIRTEEN MEXICANS: Dream Boy's Story. by Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    Baca, Jimmy Santiago.
    C-TRAIN AND THIRTEEN MEXICANS: Dream Boy's Story.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press, (2002.). First edition - Poems which form a "series of episodes from the life of Dream-boy, a young man who finds himself seduced, and later enslaved, by the siren song of cocaine. . . In Thirteen Mexicans, the author writes of the Chicano community and the gulf between the American dream and American reality." Born in New Mexico, of Chicano and Apache heritage, Baca was a runaway at 13, in prison at 21, and so he writes out of deep personal knowledge. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-39477.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43083
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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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  • HAVE YOU SEEN ME? by Denham, Laura.
    Denham, Laura.
    HAVE YOU SEEN ME?

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2002). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl's descent into the murkier levels of the sex-trade industry in San Francisco, only to find an unlikely refuge in a commune of ecoterrorists in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Issued as a trade paperback original. 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed light gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 63470
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  • Gagliano, Joseph.
    COCA PROHIBITION IN PERU: The Historical Debates.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at four centuries of debate over the coca leaf - from the time of the Spanish conquest through modern days. Map, extensive notes, bibliography, index. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-14453.

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

    Book ID: 26412
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  • RUNNING THE AMAZON. by Kane, Joe.
    Kane, Joe.
    RUNNING THE AMAZON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a firsthand account of the 1995 Amazon Source to Sea Expedition - the only expedition to travel the entire 4,200 mile length of the Amazon from its origins high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Kane, an award winning environmental reporter was the only American to travel the full distance. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens - "run the rivers, hike the trails!" and dated in 1996. Maps, photographs. xiv, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-394-553314.

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

    Book ID: 60950
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  • RUNNING THE AMAZON. by Kane, Joe.
    Kane, Joe.
    RUNNING THE AMAZON.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1990). SIGNED - The author's first book, a firsthand account of the 1995 Amazon Source to Sea Expedition - the only expedition to travel the entire 4,200 mile length of the Amazon from its origins high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Kane, an award winning environmental reporter was the only American to travel the full distance. INSCRIBED on the first page to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and dated in 1995. Maps, photographs. xii, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-679-72902x.

    Condition: Near fine (ink stamp on top edge)

    Book ID: 60951
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  • BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inspector Henry Tibbett mystery set on the Caribbean island of Tampica - "white girl" is slang for cocaine. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2322846.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73862
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  • Moyes, Patricia.
    BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inspector Henry Tibbett mystery set on the Caribbean island of Tampica - "white girl" is slang for cocaine. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-1148x.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 20899
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  • BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inspector Henry Tibbett mystery set on the Caribbean island of Tampica - "white girl" is slang for cocaine. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-1148x.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52514
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  • BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    BLACK GIRL, WHITE GIRL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Henry Tibbett mystery set on the Caribbean island of Tampica - "white girl" is slang for cocaine. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page "For Pat - from another one!" and dated in the year of publication. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-1148x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62055
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  • Nicholl, Charles.
    THE FRUIT PALACE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the author's travels through Colombia's cocaine underworld, described by Jay McInerney as both 'hilarious and hair-raising.' The Fruit Palace was the name of the cafe where Nicholl had his first encounter with Columbian drug smugglers back in the 70's - although then it was mostly marijuana. Map. 307 pages. ISBN: 0-312-309260.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (publishing flaw? - prelim page used as front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 38040
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  • THE FRUIT PALACE. by Nicholl, Charles.
    Nicholl, Charles.
    THE FRUIT PALACE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the author's travels through Colombia's cocaine underworld, described by Jay McInerney as both 'hilarious and hair-raising.' The Fruit Palace was the name of the cafe where Nicholl had his first encounter with Columbian drug smugglers back in the 70's - although then it was mostly marijuana. Map. 307 pages. ISBN: 0-312-309260.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41123
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    THE SWEET FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of drugs, and drug use that gets out of hand, and the coke wars and the destruction that follows, set in D.C. in the mid 1980's -Nick Stefanos makes a brief appearance towards the end. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a special bound in page. ISBN: 0-316-69109-7.

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

    Book ID: 17275
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  • THE SWEET FOREVER. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    THE SWEET FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of drugs, and drug use that gets out of hand, and the coke wars and the destruction that follows, set in D.C. in the mid 1980's -Nick Stefanos makes a brief appearance towards the end. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a special bound in page and also signed by Pelecanos on the title page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-316-69109-7.

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

    Book ID: 64656
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  • DREEMZ. by Stein, Benjamin.
    Stein, Benjamin.
    DREEMZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45953
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  • DREEMZ. by Stein, Benjamin.
    Stein, Benjamin.
    DREEMZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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

    Book ID: 63772
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  • DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING. by Skinner, Robert.
    Skinner, Robert.
    DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1938 New Orleans, this is the third novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 306 pp. Dust jacket art by David Bowers. ISBN: 1890208175.

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

    Book ID: 63543
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  • BLOOD TO DRINK. by Skinner, Robert.
    Skinner, Robert.
    BLOOD TO DRINK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1939 New Orleans, this is the fourth novel featuring Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner, a mixed blood Creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." SIGNED on the title page. . 251 pp. Dust jacket art by Alan Fore. ISBN: 1890208337.

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

    Book ID: 63544
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  • Smith, Murray.
    DEVIL'S JUGGLER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Pocket Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this former officer in the British Special Forces, a thriller involving the IRA, the Columbian drug cartel, junkies in New York City and more. ISBN: 0-671-784641.

    Condition: Very good- in very good dust jacket (crinkling to some of the pages.)

    Book ID: 28459
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  • THE SKY ISN'T VISIBLE FROM HERE. by Sullivan, Felicia C.
    Sullivan, Felicia C.
    THE SKY ISN'T VISIBLE FROM HERE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. First edition - A memoir of a childhood growing up in New York, with a drug addicted mother, and the author's divided life -as a successful college graduate who kept her past hidden - and one who was struggling with addiction herself. 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 59619
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  • CRIME SONG. by Swinson, David.
    Swinson, David.
    CRIME SONG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown / Mulholland Books, 2017. SIGNED first edition - Second thriller featuring private investigator and ex-cop Frank Marr, whose addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced his retirement from the DC police. He takes on a family case, as a favor to an aunt - and finds himself with his own life on the line. SIGNED on the title page. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bent)

    Book ID: 69934
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  • Vessel, Elliot S. And Montique C. Braude, editors.
    INTERACTIONS OF DRUGS OF ABUSE: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 281.

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

    New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1976. First edition - A series of over 40 scholarly papers presented at a conference held on March 9, 10, and 11, 1976, sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Topics include marihuana, hallucinogens, cocaine, methadone, amphetamines, antogonists, effects of combining drugs, etc. Illustrated with charts and diagrams. References following each paper. 489 pp. ISBN: 0-890720274.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff dark blue covers, white spine.

    Book ID: 31970
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