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1 AINSWORTH, ED Maverick Mayor: A Biography of Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles
Garden City Doubleday 1966 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Mayor Sam Yorty and Ed Ainsworth as well as film star Marie Windsor and other numerous minor Los Angeles notables who attended the Los Angeles publication party for the book. Laid in is the printed invitation to the party. Very good in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 ALLMAN, SHELDON & BOB PICKETT I'm Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night. A Monster Musical in Two Acts
Woodstock, IL Dramatic Publishing 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Bobby Pickett, musician and composer best known for his award winning recording, The Monster Mash. Paperbound as issued. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 BAILEY, PEARL Duey's Tale
New York Harcourt 1975 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Pearl Bailey, to band leader, arranger, and composer, Nelson Riddle. Inscribed: “ For Nelson and Family, All Duey Pearl.” Across the front flyleaf, Bailey has written in her hand: “Pre-Release Copy.” Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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4 CORCORAN, WILLIAM WILSON A Grandfather's Legacy: Containing A Sketch Of His Life And Obituary Notices Of Some Members of His Family Together With Letters From His Friends
Washington, D.C. Henry Polikinhorn 1879 
First Edition. Signed by the author, William Wilson Corcoran, Founder of the excellent Corcoran Gallery, and dedicated to his grandchildren on a special bound in leaf. The book gives a sketch of Corcoran's father and reprints many letters from such noted people as General Robert E. Lee, Washington Irving, President James Polk, General William T. Sherman, and many more. Bound in original three-quarter morocco and with marbled endpapers. About fine. Rare. 
Price: 675.00 USD
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5 GIDE, ANDRE The Journal of Andre Gide. Volume I 1889-1913
New York Knopf 1949 
Fourth printing. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author - novelist James Hilton to his friend and Hollywood entertainment lawyer, Norman Tyre. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Norman, with all good wishes from Jimmy. Christmas 1948.” Hilton is best remembered for his novels Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Near fine in a very good chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 HARRIS, WILL Timor Mortis
New York Walker 1986 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Will Harris. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 JORGENSEN, CHRISTINE Christine Jorgensen -- A Personal Autobiography
New York Eriksson 1967 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Christine Jorgensen. Near fine in a slightly rubbed dust jacket. Illustrated. The memoirs of the most famous transsexual of all time. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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8 JORGENSEN, CHRISTINE Christine Jorgensen -- A Personal Autobiography
New York Eriksson 1967 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “To Anita & Ray DuShane. Best wishes, Christine Jorgensen.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips. The memoirs of the most famous transsexual of all time. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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9 LOEWY, RAYMOND The Designs of Raymond Loewy
Washington, D.C. Published for the Renwick Gallery of the the National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press 1975 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Raymond Loewy on the front cover above a reproduction of his 1939 design of a bullet train: “To Ruth Ellen Taylor with warm wishes, Raymond Loewy, April 1978.” The catalogue of the Smithsonian's exhibition of America's most famous and influential industrial designer, the creator of a vast array of designs, from the Lucky Strike cigarette pack to the Avanti motor car as well as the look of Air Force One and the Nabisco Shredded Wheat box. Paperbound. Illustrated. Fine. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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10 MARSHALL, JAMES W Autograph Souvenir Card of the Discoverer of Gold In California
Circa 1880 
A printed card with a small woodcut of the “Old Sutter Mill.” 2 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches. The printed text reads” Autograph of (then hand-signed Jas. W. Marshall) THE DISCOVERER OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA. January 19th, 1848.” James W. Marshall, discovered gold while building the lumber mill for John Sutter at Coloma, California, which actually occurred on January 24, 1848, sparking the California Gold Rush of 1849 which became a worldwide event as people rushed to the promised land in hopes of riches. Marshall, himself, was not one of those to benefit greatly from his discovery, and late in life helped support himself with the selling of these cards with his autograph. Signed by the author. Very few have survived. Very good condition. A striking and rare memento of a landmark event in American history. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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11 MILCH, DAVID & DET. BILL CLARK True Blue. The Real Stories Behind NYPD Blue
New York Morrow 1995 
First Edition. Signed by the cast of the third season cast of NYPD Blue, the acclaimed television series, including Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz, Kim Delaney, Sharon Lawrence, Gail O'Grady, Gordan Clapp, James McDaniel, Justin Miceli, Nicholas Turturo. Signed by the author, David Milch, the co-creator of the series, and Detective Bill Clark, the show's creative consultant. The insider history of the show. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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12 MONTANA, MONTIE Montie Montana: Not Without My Horse
Agua Dulce Double M Company 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Montie Montana. Paperbound. Brand new fresh copy taken directly from the original carton of books shipped directly to our firm from Montie Montana, himself. Montana was the most famous cowboy trick roper. His autobiography relates his beginnings in 1910 on a Montana ranch, his rodeo career, and his work in motion pictures and television. Montana tells of his encounters with Tom Mix, John Wayne, Will Rogers, Tim McCoy, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Shirley Temple, etc. Paperbound. Fine in printed wrappers. 350 pages. Extensively illustrated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 RODMAN, DENNIS Bad As I Wanna Be
New York Delacorte Press 1996 
Later printing. Boldly signed by the author, Dennis Rodman. The ‘self-ploitation' memoirs and intense personal and professional philosophies of outrageous NBA superstar, Dennis Rodman, whose skill and antics on the court are equally notorious off-court as in his well-publicized relationship with Madonna. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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14 SEVERSKY, ALEXANDER T. DE Air Power: Key to Survival
New York Simon & Schuster 1950 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “To W.P. Fuller III with my best wishes. Alexander de Seversky, 10/24/50.” Illustrated. Very good without dust jacket. Seversky was born a Russian in 1894 and was an air hero in World War I. A protege of General Billy Mitchell in the War Department in the 1920s, he went on to found the Seversky Aircraft Corporation later Republic Aviation. He designed the P47 Thunderbolt, the world's then fastest amphibian plane. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 SIMON, ANDRE What About Wine
Los Angeles Newman Neame 1953 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author: “For John Dillon from Andre Simon.” Near fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few small tears. Illustrated with wood engravings by David Gentleman. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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16 SLICK, GRACE Somebody to Love? A Rock and Roll Memoir
New York Warner 1998 
First Edition. Book signed by the author, Grace Slick. The evocative and blazingly self-revealing memoirs of Rock & Roll's original “rock diva”, the lead singer of The Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Illustrated with many personal photographs and original art works by Grace Slick. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket featuring a black & white photographic portrait of Grace Slick that has been treated to give an eerily psychedelic irridesence to her beautiful face. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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17 SLICK, GRACE Somebody to Love? A Rock and Roll Memoir
New York Warner 1998 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Grace Slick on a special publisher's bookplate on the front flyleaf. The evocative and blazingly self-revealing memoirs of Rock & Roll's original “rock diva”, the lead singer of The Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Illustrated with many personal photographs and original art works by Grace Slick. Fine in a dust jacket featuring a black & white photographic portrait of Grace Slick that has been treated to give an eerily psychedelic irridesence to her beautiful face. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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18 TULLY, ANDREW The FBI's Most Famous Cases. With an Introduction and Comments by J. Edgar Hoover, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
New York Morrow 1965 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, J. Edgar Hoover, inscribed in the year of publication: “To John Gottlieb. Best Wishes, J. Edgar Hoover, Xmas ‘65.” Laid in is a one-page Typed Letter Signed, dated March 1, 1961, to General John O. Gottlieb, on J. Edgar Hoover's personal FBI stationary signed “Edgar” in blue ink. The text of the letter is both cordial and authoritative in tone, initially referencing an invitation extended by Gottlieb to Hoover and Hoover's long time companion, Clyde Tolson, to visit him the next time they were on the west coast. In the next paragraph, Hoover responds to Gottlieb's inquiry into rumors of Hoover's possible retirement: “With regard to your comments on the prediction of my retirement as Director of the FBI, I thought you might like to know there is not a scintilla of truth to this story, and that I have no intention whatsoever of retiring.” The book is a look into some of the more sensational FBI cases and criminals of the 20th Century including John Dillinger, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, and Machine Gun Kelly. Illustrated. Very good in a dust jacket missing two pieces (1” and 2”) on the spine and some small chips and tears. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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19 VEGA, SUZANNE The Passionate Eye
New York Avon Books 1999 
First Edition. Signed by recording/performance artist, Suzanne Vega on the title page. As new in in an as new dust jacket. The collected writing of one of the earliest ‘coffee house performers' to surface from the ashes of disco, eventually playing on many of the world's greatest stages, including New York's Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall. Celebrated for her cool urban intelligence, emotionally driven musical style, and detached yet intense personae, this collection of her lyrics, interviews, poems, and other writing offers a glimpse into the private world of a fascinating performer. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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20 WISE, STEPHEN S. & JACOB DE HAAS The Great Betrayal
New York Brentano's 1930 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jacob De Haas on the half-title. Former ownership signature. Two inch tear to a blank page, a very good copy without dust jacket. A Judaic study of the Balfour Declaration and its influence on Palestine and the Jews. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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