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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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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • UNSUBMISSIVE WOMEN: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. by Tong, Benson.
    Tong, Benson.
    UNSUBMISSIVE WOMEN: Chinese Prostitutes in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Gold Rush-era Chinese prostitutes, which looks at these women as complex human beings rather than as commodities, as working women and objects of anti-Chinese sentiment. Based on census schedules, newspapers, government documents, literary sources, missionary records. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of drawings. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. xix, 300 pp,. ISBN: 0-806126531.

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

    Book ID: 44961
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  • Vollmann, William
    THE RAINBOW STORIES

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although these stories are based in San Francisco, this UK edition is the true first of Vollman's second book - a massive book at 541 pgs - and one with a small 1st printing of reportedly only 1250 copies. Vollman is a fantastic writer, in many senses of the word - perhaps the beginning of his preface will best give a hintof this book: "These stories are about skinheads, x-ray patients, whores, lovers, fetishists and other lost souls. Some of you will not like them, but I ask you to consider the wise words of that forceps philosopher, Robert Gilmore McKinnell: 'While it would be inappropriate to dedicate a…

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    London: Andre Deutsch, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although these stories are based in San Francisco, this UK edition is the true first of Vollman's second book - a massive book at 541 pgs - and one with a small 1st printing of reportedly only 1250 copies. Vollman is a fantastic writer, in many senses of the word - perhaps the beginning of his preface will best give a hintof this book: "These stories are about skinheads, x-ray patients, whores, lovers, fetishists and other lost souls. Some of you will not like them, but I ask you to consider the wise words of that forceps philosopher, Robert Gilmore McKinnell: 'While it would be inappropriate to dedicate a vade mecum to a group of cold-blooded vertebraes, perhaps a kind word would not be out of order.' " SIGNED on the title page by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: 0-233-983511.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 10307
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  • THE RAINBOW STORIES by Vollmann, William
    Vollmann, William
    THE RAINBOW STORIES

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second book. Vollman is a fantastic writer, in many senses of the word - perhaps the beginning of his preface will best give a hint of this book: "These stories are about skinheads, x-ray patients, whores, lovers, fetishists and other lost souls. Some of you will not like them, but I ask you to consider the wise words of that forceps philosopher, Robert Gilmore McKinnell: 'While it would be inappropriate to dedicate a vade mecum to a group of cold-blooded vertebraes, perhaps a kind word would not be out of order.' " While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult…

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    New York: Atheneum, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second book. Vollman is a fantastic writer, in many senses of the word - perhaps the beginning of his preface will best give a hint of this book: "These stories are about skinheads, x-ray patients, whores, lovers, fetishists and other lost souls. Some of you will not like them, but I ask you to consider the wise words of that forceps philosopher, Robert Gilmore McKinnell: 'While it would be inappropriate to dedicate a vade mecum to a group of cold-blooded vertebraes, perhaps a kind word would not be out of order.' " While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. 541 pp. ISBN: 0-233-983511.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58594
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  • Vollmann, William T.
    THE ROYAL FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Massive novel by one of our best and most innovative modern writers - from the front flap: "Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love of his life, a Korean-American woman named Irene - who happens to be married to his brother John - commits suicide, he clings despairingly to her ghost. Struggling to turn grief and guilt into something precious, he employs his professional skills to track down the supernatural Queen of the Prostitutes, who first gives him a false Irene (in reality a heroin-poisoned whore), and then herself." 780 pp. Dust jacket photograph by William Vollmann. ISBN: 0-670891673.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 37300
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  • THE ROYAL FAMILY. by Vollmann, William T.
    Vollmann, William T.
    THE ROYAL FAMILY.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2001.). Massive novel by one of our best and most innovative modern writers - described by one reviewer as a book with 'wild ambition' - "Henry Tyler is a failing private detective in San Francisco. When the love of his life, a Korean-American woman named Irene - who happens to be married to his brother John - commits suicide, he clings despairingly to her ghost. Struggling to turn grief and guilt into something precious, he employs his professional skills to track down the supernatural Queen of the Prostitutes, who first gives him a false Irene (in reality a heroin-poisoned whore), and then herself." 780 pp. ISBN: 0-670891673.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 45861
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