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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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  • THE WAR ON THE WEBFOOT SALOON & OTHER TALES OF FEMININE ADVENTURES by Clark, Malcolm H. Jr and Kenneth W. Porter.
    Clark, Malcolm H. Jr and Kenneth W. Porter.
    THE WAR ON THE WEBFOOT SALOON & OTHER TALES OF FEMININE ADVENTURES

    Edition: First printing. a slim trade paperback.

    Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society, (1969). First edition - Collects three accounts of women from early Oregon history - .Frances Fuller Victor and the Temperance League in the title story; Portland attorney Mary Leonard (who was tried and acquited of the murder of her husband) in "The Lady and the Saw: a Portrait of Mary Leonard" and "Jane Barnes, First White Woman in Oregon" - originally published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly in 1957, 1955 and 1930. Illustrated. 53 pp plus a double page map.. ISBN: 0-87595-023x.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 39436
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  • Lazarus-Black, Mindie.
    LEGITIMATE ACTS AND ILLEGAL ENCOUNTERS: Law and Society in Antigua and Barbuda.

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

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1994.). First edition - Examines 300 years of social life on Antigua and Barbados, moving from the period of slavery and emancipation under British colonial rule to independence. 367 pp. with index, notes and works cited. ISBN: 1-56098-3264.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26469
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  • DEAD WRONG: Death Row Lawyer Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment. by Mello, Michael
    Mello, Michael
    DEAD WRONG: Death Row Lawyer Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, (1999.). A passionate, eloquent and well-researched look at the death penalty (and what is wrong with it) by an insider - an attorney who has been involved in many death penalty appeals. Foreword by David Von Drehle. Notes, index, 393 pp. ISBN: 9780299153441.

    Condition: Fine in black wrappers.

    Book ID: 40702
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  • Nye, Stephen G.
    ADDRESSES AND LETTERS OF TRAVEL with a Biographical Sketch.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: By the author's wife, 1908. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nye, who was born in New York and came to California in 1861, was a teacher and lawyer, district attorney in Alameda County, and judge there. He also purchased two large ranches in the Central Valley - one in the foothills east of Visalia, and the other near Fresno. This book includes a long biographical essay by Calfornia state controller, Alfred Bourne Nye, a very distant relative and speeches and letters compiled and published by his wife, Emma M. Nye. The speeches were mostly on patriotic subjects, but also on education, legal aspects of prohibition, emotional insanity and legal responsibility, and also one on ranching in the…

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    San Francisco: By the author's wife, 1908. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nye, who was born in New York and came to California in 1861, was a teacher and lawyer, district attorney in Alameda County, and judge there. He also purchased two large ranches in the Central Valley - one in the foothills east of Visalia, and the other near Fresno. This book includes a long biographical essay by Calfornia state controller, Alfred Bourne Nye, a very distant relative and speeches and letters compiled and published by his wife, Emma M. Nye. The speeches were mostly on patriotic subjects, but also on education, legal aspects of prohibition, emotional insanity and legal responsibility, and also one on ranching in the Antelope Valley area of Tulare County, and the letters, written to his family, were description of his extensive travels - to Egypt and the Holy Lands, to Venice, Germany, Paris and other places in Europe. Among these letters are interesting ones on the Oriental rug trade, on the old orange groves in Central Florida and on the Boer War. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 15 inserted glossy plates. A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on the front endpaper from 'Judge Henry A. Melvin, compliments of Mrs Stephen G. Nye, Fowler, California, March 1908. Melvin served with Nye as on the bench in Alameda County, and in 1908 he was appointed to the California State Supreme Court. 353 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark blue gloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Approx 2 cm gouge to cloth at side of spine, otherwise tight and clean, a few pages still unopened.

    Book ID: 29650
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