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  • RUMBLING WINE BARRELS. by Buti, Bruno.
    Buti, Bruno.
    RUMBLING WINE BARRELS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cloverdale, CA: Buti Publications, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of an Italian immigrant family's life in San Francisco and Amador County in 1922 during Prohibition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1996. Illustrated with drawings by Dug Waggoner. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-64896001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62555
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  • RUMBLING WINE BARRELS. by Buti, Bruno.
    Buti, Bruno.
    RUMBLING WINE BARRELS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cloverdale, CA: Buti Publications, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of an Italian immigrant family's life in San Francisco and Amador County in 1922 during Prohibition. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "Hail to Bacchus and Eros, the Roman gods of wine and love." Illustrated with drawings by Dug Waggoner. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-64896001.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 76069
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  • THE GARDEN OF THE WORLD. by Coates, Lawrence.
    Coates, Lawrence.
    THE GARDEN OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, (2012.). SIGNED first edition - A novel loosely based on the history of Paul Masson - "California's Santa Clara Valley was once home to a vigorous wine industry. The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California. His plans are disrupted by a phylloxera epidemic at the beginning of the twentieth century, the trials of national Prohibition, and the bitter alienation of his older son. Played out against the vividly depicted seasonal rhythms of vineyard life, this is a moving saga of betrayal, loss, and the harsh consequences of unbreakable ambition."…

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    Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, (2012.). SIGNED first edition - A novel loosely based on the history of Paul Masson - "California's Santa Clara Valley was once home to a vigorous wine industry. The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California. His plans are disrupted by a phylloxera epidemic at the beginning of the twentieth century, the trials of national Prohibition, and the bitter alienation of his older son. Played out against the vividly depicted seasonal rhythms of vineyard life, this is a moving saga of betrayal, loss, and the harsh consequences of unbreakable ambition." SIGNED on the title page with the word "cheers" and dated in the year of publication. 201 pp. ISBN: 9780874178708.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55353
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  • WHISKEY RIVER. by Estleman, Loren D.
    Estleman, Loren D.
    WHISKEY RIVER.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Bantam, (19900 dj. Hardcover - Novel by this award-winning writer, set in Detroit during into the violent era of prohibition, when rum runners ruled and machine-gun toting hoods turned Detroit into a modern-day Dodge City. The first novel in The Detroit Trilogy. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-553070428.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (line on bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 78253
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  • WHISKEY RIVER. by Estleman, Loren D.
    Estleman, Loren D.
    WHISKEY RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (19900 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning writer, set in Detroit during into the violent era of prohibition, when rum runners ruled and machine-gun toting hoods turned Detroit into a modern-day Dodge City. The first novel in The Detroit Trilogy.SIGNED and dated on the front endpaper. Nominated for the Edgar Award. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-553070428.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79028
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  • RAINBOW: A Novel. by Harding, William Harry.
    Harding, William Harry.
    RAINBOW: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a love story and a story of a con man, set in 1925 in the sixth year of prohibition, with Calvin Coolidge in the White House. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0503965.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket. (edgewear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 45219
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  • Holden, Craig.
    THE JAZZ BIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the real-life murder trial of George Remus, one of the country's wealthiest bootleggers during Prohibition. Set in Cincinnati in 1927. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12967.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small tear to dj at top of spine)

    Book ID: 31646
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  • THE JAZZ BIRD. by Holden, Craig.
    Holden, Craig.
    THE JAZZ BIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the real-life murder trial of George Remus, one of the country's wealthiest bootleggers during Prohibition. Set in Cincinnati in 1927. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12967.

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

    Book ID: 60958
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  • Kinsolving, William.
    BORN WITH THE CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an epic story of an immigrant born in Scotland who achieves the "American dream" - set against the tumultuous years and events of the early 20th century, including Prohibition, Al Capone and more - 515 pp. ISBN: 0-399-122702.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33038
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  • THE CLAW. by Oliver, Katherine Elspeth.
    Oliver, Katherine Elspeth.
    THE CLAW.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Out West Magazine, 1914. Hardcover first edition - Published in the midst of the battle for prohibition, this novel starts out expressing appreciation for wine: "Gold was the gift of the valley hard by but gold is a fierce joy - it breeds fever, madness. The gift of the San Joaquin was a quieter one - portion of man's dream of contentment, of comradeship, of hospitality, of all kindly joys; the gift of the San Joaquin was wine." And, in the beginning, it presents logically the arguments made by wine-growers and merchants about why wine should be exempted from any prohibition acts - but in the end it come down firmly on the side of temperance and…

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    Los Angeles: Out West Magazine, 1914. Hardcover first edition - Published in the midst of the battle for prohibition, this novel starts out expressing appreciation for wine: "Gold was the gift of the valley hard by but gold is a fierce joy - it breeds fever, madness. The gift of the San Joaquin was a quieter one - portion of man's dream of contentment, of comradeship, of hospitality, of all kindly joys; the gift of the San Joaquin was wine." And, in the beginning, it presents logically the arguments made by wine-growers and merchants about why wine should be exempted from any prohibition acts - but in the end it come down firmly on the side of temperance and total prohibition as the plot develops rather melodramatically. A bit of a polemic, but still an interesting read. 384 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, black lettering on spine (some offsetting to front endpaper, very faint bookstore stamp.)

    Book ID: 55413
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  • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. by Rexroth, Kenneth.
    Rexroth, Kenneth.
    AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - More autobiography than novel, this is a recreation of the early years of this poet, painter, bohemian and social critic - years of "speakeasies, great jazz, dazzling wealth and dire poverty" - but years in which he was strongly influenced by generations of his family, including abolitionists, suffragists, and other believers in equality and rights, and also years in which he found friendship with people like Ben Hecht, Sherwood Anderson, Edna St. Vincent Millay and more. 367 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (name with whiteout on front endpaper, minor wear to dj)

    Book ID: 37096
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  • THE HEART OF A GANGSTER. by Sherridane, David (pseudonym of Perry J. Hammett)
    Sherridane, David (pseudonym of Perry J. Hammett)
    THE HEART OF A GANGSTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1964) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Semi-autobiographical adventure novel, a story of bootlegging and racketeering, set against the background of prohibition in San Francisco. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED on the front endpaper ("We had a lot of good laughs together and after Herb and I had consumed about one gallon of wine, we would take off for the beach") and SIGNED with both names. 344 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73172
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  • Taylor, Robert Lewis.
    VESSEL OF WRATH: The Life and Times of Carry Nation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the legendary temperance campaigner - 'one of America's most uninhibited crusaders against drink, tobacco, sex, the Masonic Lodge, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and others' - and also a vivid story of the era in which she lived. Index. 373 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 23961
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