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johnson rare books & archives

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Established in 1981, The Book Shop is located in the heart of downtown Covina, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Our shop is open six days a week and houses an inventory of some 30,000 titles, ranging from the general second-hand to the truly antiquarian.

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Redwoods and Roses: the Gardening Heritage of California and the Old West

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Fine in Fine jacket. Numerous textual illustrations, including 32 pp. color photographs. An exploration of California's rich horticultural history and how its cultures have embraced and cherished plants for centuries, from the redwoods that astonished early explorers to the roses that graced rustic cabin gardens or mission verandas. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Maureen Gilmer on the title page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Author.


Dubious Honors used book

Dubious Honors

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Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: North Point Press, San Francisco Date published: 1988 ISBN-13: 9780865473188 ISBN: 0865473188

Description: Fine in Fine jacket. Collection of M. F. K. Fisher's introductions to her own books and to those of other writers who frequently sought the blessings of her imprimatur, each complemented with new commentary by Fisher. A compact collection of Fisher material that is otherwise not readily accessible. Original red cloth-covered boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Read More

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James a. Michener: a Bibliography used book

James a. Michener: a Bibliography

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Edition: First edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: State House Press, Austin, Texas Date published: 1996

Description: Fine. Foreword by James A. Michener. The definitive guide to the writings of James Michener, including a descriptive bibliography of 67 first editions, contributions to anthologies, magazine and newspapers, etc., and a valuable appendix listing articles about Michener and critics' reviews of his books. Octavo. Original brown buckram binding with a beige ostrich-pattern spine. As new in the publisher''s shrink wrap. Read More

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Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice used book

Convents and the Body Politic in Late Renaissance Venice

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Edition: 2nd edition Binding: Trade paperback Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London Date published: 1999 ISBN-13: 9780226769363 ISBN: 0226769364

Description: Fine. Original paper wrappers. The small signature of William Frank, Curator of Hispanic, Cartographic, and Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington Library, appears on the front endpaper; else a fine, unread copy. Read More

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Cultural and Commercial Exchanges Between the Orient and the Greek World used book

Cultural and Commercial Exchanges Between the Orient and the Greek World

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Trade paperback Publisher: Centre for Neohellenic Research, Athens Date published: 1991 ISBN-13: 9789607094100 ISBN: 9607094107

Description: Near fine. Integral Study of the Silk Roads: Roads of Dialogue-Maritime Route Expedition. Seminar Papers-Athens, Greece, 25-28 October 1990. Numerous textual illustrations, including a folding map. Athens: Centre for Neohellenic Research, 1991. First edition. Original paper wrappers. The small signature of William Frank, Curator of Hispanic, Cartographic, and Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington Library, appears on the front endpaper. Just a hint of edgewear; else nearly fine. Read More

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Jean Goulden

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Language: Spanish Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Editions du Regard, Paris Date published: 1989 ISBN-13: 9782903370497 ISBN: 2903370494

Description: Near fine in near fine jacket. Textes et Iconographie etablis par Anne Bony. Profusely illustrated, largely in color. Paris: Editions du Regard, 1989. First edition. Text in French. Quarto. Original black cloth binding, with blind-stamped titles. Internally crisp and clean. Very light fading along the extremities of the boards. The dust jacket is a trifle rubbed; else near fine. Read More

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Lansky

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Robert Hale & Company, London Date published: 1973 ISBN-13: 9780709139669 ISBN: 0709139667

Description: Near fine in near fine jacket. London: Robert Hale & Company, 1973. First edition. Important biography of mobster Meyer Lansky (1902-83), which depicted him as something of a financial wizard of organized crime. Octavo. Original black cloth binding, with silver titles. The dust jacket is moderately sun faded along the spine; else crisp, clean, and near fine. Read More

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A Dose of Rock 'N' Roll used book

A Dose of Rock 'N' Roll

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books, Deerfield, Illinois Date published: 2008 ISBN-13: 9781854432308 ISBN: 1854432303

Description: Fine in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout, largely in color. Deerfield, Illinois: Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2008. First edition, #184 of 2, 500 copies signed by Andrews. "It has been said that rock 'n' roll was a boys-only club in the 1960s and 1970s. Among the few women who gained entry was a high-spirited, half-Sicilian and half-Cherokee beauty named Nancy Lee Andrews. As a top Ford model, Andrews was the perfect complement to one of the world's biggest rock stars, former Beatle Ringo ... Read More

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The World of Bosch used book

The World of Bosch

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Binding: Trade paperback Publisher: Adr. Heinen Uitgevers, 's-Hertogenbosch Date published: 2001 ISBN-13: 9789070706326 ISBN: 9070706326

Description: Fine. Original pictorial paper wrappers. The small signature of William Frank, Curator of Hispanic, Cartographic, and Western Historical Manuscripts at The Huntington Library, appears on the front endpaper; else a fine, unread copy. Read More

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Devil's Conquistadors: a Behemoth Biography used book

Devil's Conquistadors: a Behemoth Biography

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Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Metal Blade Records, Agoura Hills, California Date published: 2014 ISBN-13: 9780975280782 ISBN: 0975280783

Description: Fine. Foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz. Profusely illustrated. Agoura Hills, California: Metal Blade Records, 2014. First edition. An in-depth look at the events that materially in fluenced the Polish black ened death metal band, from their humble beginnings as a Mayhem and Root cover band to the internationally acclaimed album The Satanist (2014). Features interviews with current and former members, an extensively annotated discography, rare photographs, scans of flyers and lyric sheets, etc. ... Read More

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