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161 Thomas, Piri Down These Mean Streets
New York Vintage Books 1991 Later Printing Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PIRI THOMAS ON THE FRONT HALF TITLE ENDSHEE IN 1997. Piri Thomas's well received memoir about growing up in Spanish Harlem. Vg+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
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162 Thompson, C.J.S. The Mysteries Of Sex. Women Who Posed as men and Men Who Impersonated Women
New York Causeway Books 1974 0883650291 First american Edition Cloth Wiith Dustjacket 
Tantalizing look at cross dressers and transvestites through history. 19 illustrations. Former owner's signature and date on front endsheet and a touch of minor creasing to the top edge of the dustjacket. Fine/vg+. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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163 Thompson, Hunter S. Hell's Angels
New York Ballantine Books 1988 0345331486 / 9780345331489 Later Printing Paperback 
Famous document on the dangerous motorcycle gang written by the famous late gonzo journalist and cult figure. No photos. Although a much later printing, this is a near fine and appears to be an uread copy. 1 tiny speck on the front edge. Near fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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164 Thorne, Tony The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
New York Pantheon Books 1990 0679737065 / 9780679737063 Later Printing Paper 
More than 5,000 entries of slang taken from the worlds of drugs, fashion, sex, music and obscenities from the past forty years. Very light soiling to the edges. Near fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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165 Train, John. Preface By S.J. Perelman Remarkable Names Of Real People or How To Name Your Baby
New York Clarkson N. Potter. 1977 0517531305 / 9780517531303 1st Edition/2nd Printing Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
Train's first Hilarious laugh out loud collection of authentic names ever inflicted on real people with charming b&w drawings by Pierre Le-Tan. Gift inscribition from one of the acknowleged people who has also undelined her name in red ink. Price clipped. Light soiling and minor chipping & edge wear to to easily soiled light dustjacket, otherwise fine/fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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166 Trilling, Diana The Beginning Of The Journey. The Marriage Of Diana and Lionel Trilling
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1993 0151116857 / 9780151116850 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY DIANA TRILLING WITH HER FIRST NAME. "TO DEAR... WITH LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES DIANA CHRISTMAS 1993. Memoir by Ms. Trilling on her life and marriage to Lionel Trilling. A good portrait of the times. 8pgs. of photos. Uncommon inscribed. Fine/fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Ray Troll's Shocking Fish Tales. Fish, Romance, and Death In Pictures., Troll, Ray, Illustrations, Matsen, Brad, Text By
167 Troll, Ray, Illustrations, Matsen, Brad, Text By Ray Troll's Shocking Fish Tales. Fish, Romance, and Death In Pictures.
CA. Ten Speed Press. 1993 0898155487 / 9780898155488 1st Edition Large Paper 
Very pretty book of stories about all things fish, with full color drawings and painting by Troll. Unusual. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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168 Turkel, Studs Talking To Myself A Memoir Of My Times
New York Pantheon Books 1984 039472724X / 9780394727240 1st Paper Edition Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STUDS TURKEL. "To.....Here's To Memory-God Help Us. Studs." The noted journalist and radio commentator's memoirs. No photos. Light browning to edges of pages, and a tiny nick to the bottom of the front cover. Inscribed books by Turkel appear to be uncommon. Near fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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169 Updike, John Assorted Prose
New Yok Alfred a Knopf Inc 1974 39441473x First edition/2nd Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
LARRY KRAMER'S COPY. NOTED AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT, SCREENWRITER AND GAY ACTIVITST'S COPY WITH HIS OWNER SIGNATURE, DATE AND ADDRESS WRITTEN IN INK ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. Large collection of John Updike's stories, editorial comments, and reviews. Nice association copy. Price clipped. Some very faint discoloring to the light dustjacket. and a touch of soiling to the top edge, otherwise near fine/near fine 
Price: 150.00 USD
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170 Van Loon, Hendrik Man The Miracle Maker
New York City Horace Liveright 1928 2nd Printing Cloth No Dustjacket as Issued 
Van Loon writes the story of human history and progress and the history of invention Small color plate attached to the front cover. Illustrated with 8 color plates and 170 small black and white illustrations throughout the book. Rubbing to the spine has removed the gold lettering. His artwork is quite marvelous. Bookplate to the front pastedown. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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In Memoriam: Lawrence Alloway , various
171 various In Memoriam: Lawrence Alloway
New York Tender Buttons 1991 0927920050 / 9780927920056 First Edition Small Paper 
Small 37pg. of memories and remberances by friends, artists and fellow critics of Lawrence Alloway the important art critic and curator who also wrote an important book on film noir called Violent America. Cover illustration of Alloway by Sylvia Sleigh who was married to Alloway for 35 years. Published in an edition of 1,000. Tiny scrape to the bottom of the back cover. Fine.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Paper, Rubber, Steel, Coal, various
172 various Paper, Rubber, Steel, Coal
Wisconsin Whitman Publishing Co. 1940 First Editions Small Paper 
A charming set of 4 children's books, published to teach children about natural resources and our capitalistic system. Each book is approx. 24pgs. and have very nice color artwork covers that are repeated on the back covers. Also all four are well illustrated with many b&w photographs. All of the books are in fine near fine condition with the exception of Coal which has a very faint not noticeable crease to the back cover. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Living Dangerously The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper. Introduction By Peter Jackson, Vaz, Mark Cotta
173 Vaz, Mark Cotta Living Dangerously The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper. Introduction By Peter Jackson
New York Villard Books. 2005 1400062764 / 9781400062768 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
The life story of the Hollywood adventurer and the creator of King Kong among others. This is the first comprehensive bio. Illustrated throughout the text with photos. Bound to become scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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174 Wakefield, Dan New York In The 50s
New York Houghton-Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence 1992 0395669251 / 9780395669259 1st Paper Edition Large Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DAN WAKEFIELD. Memoirs about the social and literary worlds of beat New York City and the center of that universe, Greenwich Village. 16pgs. of photos. Fine. Laid in is a postcard by Village Voice photographer Fred McDarrah from an exhibition of his titled "Save The Village." that was held in NYC in 2014. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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175 Walters, Margaret The Nude Male. A New Perspective.
New York/London Paddington Press 1978 0448231689 / 9780448231686 1st American Edition Oversize 
Study of how the male nude has been represented in art over the centuries. Illustrated with over 150 b&w repros. of paintings & photographs. Price clipped, small ink name under front flap & 1 tiny small mend to the bottom corner of the dj. Fine/vg+  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Heavily Tattooed Men And Women , Webb, Spider, Compiled & Edited By. Introduction By Marcia Tucker
176 Webb, Spider, Compiled & Edited By. Introduction By Marcia Tucker Heavily Tattooed Men And Women
New York McGraw-Hill Pub. 1976 0070687900 / 9780070687905 1st Edition Large Paper 
An amazing collection of 100 b&w photographs mostly from the 20's & 30's of men and women whose bodies are literally covered with tattoos. The collection was acquired by Mr. Webb from a private collector. The book has wear to the covers, narrow corner crease to the bottom which is mirrored on the first few pgs. along with a spot to the cover edge. There is also two small damp stains to the top edge of the half-title pg. and average light wear throughout. A rarely seen book. Vg.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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177 Weiss, Andrea Paris Was A Woman. Portraits From The Left Bank.
New York Harper Collins 1995 0062513133 / 9780062513137 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Oversize Paper 
Marvelous history of the women writers, poets, artists & photographers, most of whom were lesbian or bisexual who lived and worked in Paris in the 1920's. The book is based on the documentary of the same name that was made by Weiss & her partner Greta Schiller. Wonderfully illustrated with 100's of photos & illus. Fine and uncommon especially in fine condition, and the first copy seen in seven years.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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178 Wentworth, Harold and Flexner, Stuart Berg Dictionary Of American Slang with a Supplement
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1967 Revised Edition Cloth Without Dustjacket 
This edition includes thousands of definitions along with a supplement that was not in the earlier edition. Tiny touch of wear to the tips of the book, and lacking the dustjacket. Vg+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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179 Westheimer, Dr. Ruth Dr. Ruth's Guide To Good Sex
New York Warner Books 1983 0446512605 / 9780446512602 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DR. RUTH. Collection of answers to all sorts of questions dealing with sex by the fiesty good natured dr. of radio and television. Signed copies are uncommon. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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180 White, Edmund States Of Desire. Travels In Gay America
E,P. Dutton. N.Y. 1980. 1st ed. 1st printing. Bds.& 0525222359 / 9780525222354 
SIGNED BY EDMUND WHITE. An important book of essays by a leading gay author on gay life in America right before the AIDS epidemic. One of the seminal gay titles of the 1980's. Dj. designed by Herb Lubalin. Blurbs by Christopher Isherwood & Fran Lebowitz. 1 short tear and small faint crimp to the bottom of the front panel of the dj.,and another short tear to the top edge of the back panel, otherwise fine, near fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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