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1 LYTTON CENTER OF THE VISUAL ARTS PRESENTS ONE DOZEN ARTISTS FROM THE BAY AREA: NEW TALENTS '68
Palo Alto CA Lytton Center of the Visual Arts 1968 Paperback Very Good in stained brown wrappers 7 x 8.5 inches, 24 pages 
Catalog of a dozen artists' works, including David Bottini, Rolf Nord Kriken, Fred Howard Roster, and Laila Roster 
Price: 15.00 USD
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POST CARD ART OF SAN FRANCISCO CIRCA 1910, Aldrich, Lanny; editor
2 Aldrich, Lanny; editor POST CARD ART OF SAN FRANCISCO CIRCA 1910
Palo Alto CA / New York Hidden House / Flash Books [1976] Paperback Very Good in wrappers; just a bit worn, some slight soiling; previous owner's inscription on title page but otherwise unmarked 8.25 x 56 x .2 inches 
Beautifully colored, these postcards contain charming views of the San Francisco of a century ago 
Price: 8.99 USD
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CONFESSIONS OF MADAME PSYCHE, Bryant, Dorothy
3 Bryant, Dorothy CONFESSIONS OF MADAME PSYCHE
New York The Feminist Press at CUNY 1998 155861186X / 9781558611863 Paperback Very Good in wrappers 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches 
Fabulous story of Northern California in the first decades of the 20th century, from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to Santa Cruz commune life in the 20s and more. 
Price: 5.99 USD
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4 Bryant, Dorothy CONFESSIONS OF MADAME PSYCHE: MEMOIRS AND LETTERS OF MEI-LI MURROW
Berkeley Ata Books 1986 0931688140 / 9780931688140 First Edition Stated Paperback Very Good in wrappers; cover by spine is sun faded 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches 
Inscribed by Bryant to noted pacifist/bookseller Roy Kepler, 'With thanks for your help. I hope I used it well.' 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Butler, Phyllis Filiberti THE VALLEY OF SANTA CLARA: A GUIDE TO THE HEART OF SILICON VALLEY
Menlo Park CA Bay Research Press [2002] 0-916286-02-9 / 9780916286026 New Revised Edition Paperback Near Fine in wrappers; slight edgewear small quarto 
Lots of history and historic buildings in this `Valley of the Heart's Delight' south of San Francisco 
Price: 9.00 USD
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6 Chandler, Arthur THE BIOGRAPHY OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
San Francisco Lexikos Press [1986] 0-938530-33-X / 9780938530336 Paperback Very Good in wrappers; slight edgewear 11.8 x 9 x 0.3 inches 
A history of this working-class university 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A SHORT HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Cole, Tom
7 Cole, Tom A SHORT HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Lexikos 1981 0938530003 / 9780938530008 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Very Good in wrappers 7.9 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches 
Nice little history of the city by the bay 
Price: 4.99 USD
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8 Conrad, Barnaby, ed. THE WORLD OF HERB CAEN: SAN FRANCISCO 1938-1997
San Francisco Chronicle Books (1997) 0811818594 / 9780811818599 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in dust jacket, edgewear and remainder mark on bottom edge quarto 
Columns, pix and more including much by his long-time assistant Carole Vernier 
Price: 23.00 USD
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9 Downing, Michael SHOES OUTSIDE THE DOOR: DESIRE, DEVOTION, AND EXCESS AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER
Washington DC Counterpoint 2000 1582431132 / 9781582431130 First Edition Hardcover About Near Fine in dust jacket, remainder mark on bottom edge, slight edgewear to dust jacket octavo 
The story of the first Buddhist monastary outside of Aisa and its `apocalypse' which was not about sex, but which was not not about sex 
Price: 15.50 USD
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SANTA CRUZ IS IN THE HEART: SELECTED WRITINGS ON LOCAL HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS & GHOSTS, Dunn, Geoffrey
10 Dunn, Geoffrey SANTA CRUZ IS IN THE HEART: SELECTED WRITINGS ON LOCAL HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS & GHOSTS
Capitola CA Capitola Book Company 1990 0932319025 / 9780932319029 Second Printing Paperback Near Fine in wrappers 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches 
Very interesting essays, stories, bios, and poems on the history of “Surf City;” would have benefited from an index. 
Price: 10.99 USD
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SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (IMAGES OF AMERICA), Garvey, John
11 Garvey, John SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (IMAGES OF AMERICA)
Charleston SC Arcadia Publishing 2004 0738520845 / 9780738520841 Second Printing Paperback Fine in wrappers 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches 
128 pages; includes a list of Line of Duty deaths and an index 
Price: 9.99 USD
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JERRY GRAHAM'S COMPLETE BAY AREA BACKROADS: THE ALL-NEW AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE, Graham, Jerry & Catherine
12 Graham, Jerry & Catherine JERRY GRAHAM'S COMPLETE BAY AREA BACKROADS: THE ALL-NEW AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE
New York HarperPerennial [1994] 0-06-273238-2 / 9780062732385 Seventh Printing Paperback Very Good in wrappers; remainder mark on top edge, slight edgewear 0.8 x 8.0 x 8.2 inches 
300 points on interests in the San Francisco Bay Area, some unusual stuff 
Price: 8.00 USD
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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Hall, Oakley
13 Hall, Oakley AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Berkeley University of California Press 1998 0520215559 / 9780520215559 First Edition Hardcover F/NF, dustjacket is rubbed with slight perforation over barcode on back panel octavo 
A San Francisco mystery! 
Price: 12.50 USD
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MY OWN STORY, Older, Fremont
14 Older, Fremont MY OWN STORY
New York Macmillan 1926 Hardcover Better than Good in blue cloth; front hinge starting; previous owners names on first free endpaper; foxing to page edges. 98.75x 6 x 1.3 inches 
The biography of the San Francisco newspaperman and campaigner against civic corruption 
Price: 11.99 USD
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THE ASSOCIATES: FOUR CAPITALISTS WHO CREATED CALIFORNIA, Rayner, Richard
15 Rayner, Richard THE ASSOCIATES: FOUR CAPITALISTS WHO CREATED CALIFORNIA
New York W. W. Norton / Atlas & Co. 2008 0393059138 / 9780393059137 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in dust jacket 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches 
Fascinating story of the machinations of the rapacious men of early US California. 
Price: 4.99 USD
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CIVIC WARS : DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN THE AMERICAN CITY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Ryan, Mary P.
16 Ryan, Mary P. CIVIC WARS : DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN THE AMERICAN CITY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Berkeley CA University of California Press [1997] 0-520-20441-7 / 9780520204416 Edition Not Stated Hardcover Near Fine in dust jacket, red star on bottom edge 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches 
Some very interesting 19th century history, concentrating on New Orleans, New York and San Francisco civic life 
Price: 15.00 USD
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THE HIGH COST OF HIGH TECH: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CHIP, Siegel, Lenny and Markoff, John
17 Siegel, Lenny and Markoff, John THE HIGH COST OF HIGH TECH: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CHIP
New York Harper & Row 1985 006039045X / 9780060390457 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Better than Very Good in dust jacket 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches 
An early work by NYT senior science and technology writer John Markoff who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer 
Price: 9.99 USD
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IT CAME FROM BERKELEY - HOW BERKELEY CHANGED THE WORLD, Weinstein, Dave
18 Weinstein, Dave IT CAME FROM BERKELEY - HOW BERKELEY CHANGED THE WORLD
Salt Lake City Gibbs-Smith 2008 1423602544 / 9781423602545 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in illustrated boards 8 x 0.8 x 8 inches 
The lively history of the all-American city that invented listener-sponsored radio, California cuisine, the lie detector, the atom bomb, the wet suit, the hot tub and much more… 
Price: 19.99 USD
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Recent Arrivals
A SHORT HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO, Cole, Tom
A SHORT HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO
4.99 USD

MY OWN STORY, Older, Fremont
MY OWN STORY
11.99 USD

POST CARD ART OF SAN FRANCISCO CIRCA 1910, Aldrich, Lanny; editor
POST CARD ART OF SAN FRANCISCO CIRCA 1910
8.99 USD

THE BIOGRAPHY OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
12.00 USD

LYTTON CENTER OF THE VISUAL ARTS PRESENTS ONE DOZEN ARTISTS FROM THE BAY AREA: NEW TALENTS '68
15.00 USD

CIVIC WARS : DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN THE AMERICAN CITY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Ryan, Mary P.
CIVIC WARS : DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC LIFE IN THE AMERICAN CITY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
15.00 USD

JERRY GRAHAM'S COMPLETE BAY AREA BACKROADS: THE ALL-NEW AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE, Graham, Jerry & Catherine
JERRY GRAHAM'S COMPLETE BAY AREA BACKROADS: THE ALL-NEW AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE
8.00 USD

THE VALLEY OF SANTA CLARA: A GUIDE TO THE HEART OF SILICON VALLEY
9.00 USD

 
 


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