Scribner's, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For the students and library of the Lincoln Park High School. Tariq Ali, Chicago, 2008/November"
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Crown, 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Best wishes, Steve Allen." This is a signed first edition (second printing) of Steve Allen's scripts for his PBS series, Meeting of Minds, in which historical figures played by actors met to discuss their lives, world events, and be interviewed by Allen...
University of Chicago Press, 1978. Hardcover. Some scuffs and tears to dust jacket corners. Previous owner's name on flyleaf. This is sociologist Anderson's out-of-print ethnographic study of the "men on the corner" in Chicago's low-income black neighborhoods.
University of California, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. This is a first printing of the posthumous collection of essays from influential architecture critic Banham. Jacket has some curling at edges, book is near fine.
Littman, 1999. Paperback. This is the National Jewish Book Award-winning twelfth volume in Bartal and Polonsky's extensive series on the history of Jews in Poland. Light sticker residue on back cover. Appears unread.
Tri Star-Boze Publications, 2000. Cloth. Fourth edition. Limited edition bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. This is a chronological time line of the life of legendary Wild West gunslinger Wyatt Earp. With many photos, illustrations, and fascinating asides.
Schirmer Trade Books, 2003. Paperback. Corners are a little bumbed, and spine has a small amount of rubbing at bottom. This is the out of print oral history of Memphis' iconic Stax Records.
Princeton University Press, 1983. Cloth. This is the complete 2-volume set of founding father Burr's letters. Both volumes missing jackets but in near fine condition, appearing unread. Small stain on top edge of both volumes, scratch on spine of volume 2. Bound in handsome gray cloth with gilt and silver...
Random House, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. This is a true first edition of Capote's landmark book, stated on copyright page and with 1/66 on front flap and "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and The Modern Library" on rear flap. Book is in very good condition with lightly...
Thoemmes Antiquarian Books Ltd., 1990. Cloth. Very light stain on spine. Previous owner's information on flyleaf. No dust jacket as issued. Bound in fine maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. This is the 1990 reprint of the 1910 text. Carlyle was the leader of the Church of Scotland in...
International Collectors Library, 1953. First Thus. Hardcover. This is a limited edition reprint of the classic from International Collectors Library. With ribbon, missing insert. ICL books were published in octavo format from the 1940s-1980s and bound in faux leather with gilt lettering and decoration, each volume based on a specific...
Jackdaw Publications, 1966. This is a large decorative portfolio containing reprints of primary sources from the struggle for women's rights in America. Complete and intact on heavy cardstock. A very curious complilation.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a fine copy of this rather scarce book with only minor shelf wear to dust jacket edges. Appears uncracked and unread.
University of Knowledge, 1941. Cloth. In protective overwrap. Jacket has some tears along edges and a larger tear at top of spine. This is an early edition of this accessible history of primitive humans written by the Coles, distinguished anthropologists at the University of Chicago. With many fine pen illustrations...
Random House, 1959. Coggins, Jack. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. This is the great Costain's juvenile retelling of the history of William the Conqueror from his childhood to his death. Very handsomely decorated tan cloth with red and green compass and lettering. Many two-color illustrations by Jack Coggins.
Harper and Row, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Some shelf wear and rubbing at corners and edges of dust jacket. This is a stated first edition of Gitlin and Hollander's humanist study of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Studs Terkel called it "an overwhelmingly beautiful book."
Wm H. Wise & Co., 1938. Boards. Third edition. Bound in embossed boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. A concise history at 1160 pages with illustrations and maps on nearly every page.
Berkley Medallion, 1962. Paperback. This is a scarce pulp book of "true action stories of the island war in the Pacific." Edgewear and a green mark on the first page, otherwise very good. Pages are a little brittle as well.
Backbeat, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. The hard-partying 70's are on full display in this scarce tell-all by one of Casablanca Records' co-founders. Features many color photos. A great gift for fans of Casablanca artists such as KISS, Parliament Funkadelic, the Village People, Donna Summers, and many more. Appears unread.
Modern Library, 1939. First Thus. Hardcover. This is an unmarked, Modern Library first edition of Hart's history of World War I. With maps.
Jackdaw Publications, 1966. This is a large decorative portfolio containing reprints of primary sources from the 1300s. Complete and intact on heavy cardstock. A very curious complilation.
Winchester Press, 1971. Hardcover. Dust jacket ripped at top and bottom of spine. A highly detailed retrospective about the history of shotguns and shotgun hunting. Features a large middle section of glossy photos and facsimiles of vintage advertisements.
William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a first edition of Holli and Green's contemporary study of the historic 1983 Chicago mayoral election that put the great Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, in office. Signed by Holli on flyleaf.
J.M. Dent & Sons, 1926. Bliss, Percy Douglas. First Thus. Cloth. A handsome collector's printing of Johnson's classic history book. With an introduction by Chesterton and woodcuts by the great Douglas Percy Bliss. Previous owner's info inside front cover. Fair amount of edgewear and some foxing on endpapers/half title, but.....
Cayman ArtVentures, 1978. Pamphlet. This is a staple-bound linguistic exploration of the dialects of the Cayman Islands, originally printed as a souvenir. Clean and tightly bound, though the corners are a little bumped.