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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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  • Cott, Nancy F., editor.
    ROOT OF BITTERNESS: Documents of the Social History of American Women.

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

    New York: Dutton, 1971. First edition - An excellent anthology of primary sources from Colonial days to the early 20th century. Included are excerpts from women's diaries and journals, autobiographies and manifestos - examples range from a letter from an indentured servant, court records from Suffolk County in Massachusetts, the petition for a 10 hour work-day from the Lowell millworkers and much more. Edited and with an introduction by Cott. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-525-473289.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 24347
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  • KISS & TELL: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22. by MariNaomi.
    MariNaomi.
    KISS & TELL: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (book published as a trade paperback original. )

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2011.). SIGNED first edition - "From her father and mother's interracial marriage to her own "you show me yours, I'll show you mine" moments on the playground--from drug experimentation to sexual/identity questions--MariNaomi lays her inner life bare. . . a funny and frank memoir in graphic form: a fresh and offbeat coming-of-age story unfolding against the colorful backdrop of San Francisco in the '80s and '90s. Through deft storytelling and charming illustration, MariNaomi carries us through first love and worst love, through heartbreak and bedroom experimentation, as she grows from misfit teen to young woman." INSCRIBED on the first page where the author has drawn a cartoon balloon from her photograph and added the comment "Hi,…

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    New York: HarperPerennial, (2011.). SIGNED first edition - "From her father and mother's interracial marriage to her own "you show me yours, I'll show you mine" moments on the playground--from drug experimentation to sexual/identity questions--MariNaomi lays her inner life bare. . . a funny and frank memoir in graphic form: a fresh and offbeat coming-of-age story unfolding against the colorful backdrop of San Francisco in the '80s and '90s. Through deft storytelling and charming illustration, MariNaomi carries us through first love and worst love, through heartbreak and bedroom experimentation, as she grows from misfit teen to young woman." INSCRIBED on the first page where the author has drawn a cartoon balloon from her photograph and added the comment "Hi, it's October 15, 2010. Yay! xoxo" Slightly oversized format. 331 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55049
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  • WEIRD LIKE US: MY BOHEMIAN AMERICA. by Powers, Ann.
    Powers, Ann.
    WEIRD LIKE US: MY BOHEMIAN AMERICA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster (2000). First edition - A book that "chronicles the vitality and influence of alternative culture in America and discovers that Bohemia is more than alive and well -i t is a powerful force in our shifting national identity." Chapters include discussions of art, politics, sexual mores, good drugs and bad drugs, to selling out and more. 287 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black wrappers.

    Book ID: 59849
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  • Reynolds, Vernon and Ralph Tanner.
    THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF RELIGION (original: The Biology of Religion.)

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

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. A completely revised and updated version of the 1983 book, 'The Biology of Religion.' Reveals how religions in all parts of the world meets the needs of ordinary people - includes discussion of such topics as sex in and out of marriage, circumsion, sickness, faith, divorce and widowhood, birth and childhood, and the challenges of modernity. Map, illustrations, notes, index. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5069749.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy)

    Book ID: 26429
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