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...
Sociedad Potosina de Estudios Historicos, 1975. Paperback. In Spanish. This is the history of an infamous Mexican mining town featuring many black and white photos. Edge wear and a few marks and stains on cover. Corners are bumped and covering at top and bottom of spine is rubbed. Interior is...
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.
Modern Library, 1939. First Thus. Hardcover. This is an unmarked, Modern Library first edition of Hart's history of World War I. With maps.
Sage Publications, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. This is a stated first printing of Herrick's very thorough investigation of Chicago public schools. There are some small stains on front cover and a large stain on the back cover that appears to be a coffee spill. Interior is bright and...
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. First Edition. 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.
Rand McNally. Cloth. Circa 1900 revised edition. Embossed blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover and gilt top edge. Edges and corners are worn, and both hinges are cracked.