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Timothy Leary: A Biography.
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Timothy Leary: A Biography.

By Greenfield, Robert.

Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2006. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/4 x 8-1/4), 689 pp including Index, Endnotes, Bibliography of Dr. Leary's writings. BOO is FINE, unmarked, unread, AS NEW in AS NEW unclipped DJ. Gift quality. (h) Doesn't matter much whether you loved him or hated him -- he was a major influence in later 20th century American history, perhaps more influential with the people who hated him than the others. This is the first complete biography of the man, and filled with those things that were influential to him, not secret hidden facts as much as things most people never knew, such as his time as a cadet at West Point, and things he ACTUALLY did (as distinct from what newpspaper headlines said) such as his drug research studies at Harvard. He laughed a lot because he found so many things funny. For example, when he was sent to prison, and, as were all new prisoners, was given a psychological evaluation test to determine his sanity, it was a test he had written some years before, one that was still called "The Leary Test." For good or ill, and extraordinary man. (Signed copies also available)

$22.50

Timothy Leary: A Biography (SIGNED).
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Timothy Leary: A Biography (SIGNED).

By Greenfield, Robert.

Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2006. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/4 x 8-1/4), 689 pp including Index, Endnotes, Bibliography of Dr. Leary's writings. Book is FINE, unmarked, unread, AS NEW in AS NEW unclipped DJ. Signed by the author on the title page. Gift quality. (h) Doesn't matter much whether you loved him or hated him -- he was a major influence in later 20th century American history, perhaps more influential with the people who hated him than the others. This is the first complete biography of the man, and filled with those things that were influential to him, not secret hidden facts as much as things most people never knew, such as his time as a cadet at West Point, and things he ACTUALLY did (as distinct from what newpspaper headlines said) such as his drug research studies at Harvard. He laughed a lot because he found so many things funny. For example, when he was sent to prison, and, as were all new prisoners, was given a psychological evaluation test to determine his sanity, it was a test he had written some years before, one that was still called "The Leary Test." For good or ill, and extraordinary man.

$72.50

Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks.
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Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks.

By Haupt, Lyanda Lynn.

New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover FINE in AS NEW WRAPS 8vo (5-1/2 x 8-1/2), 276 pp. Hardbound book is FINE in AS NEW pictorial DJ. (Small black barely visible remainder mark on page block at spine). Darwin was a 22 year old kid when he set sail on board the "Beagle." Five years later, he was a history-making naturalist and philosopher. Ms Haupt examines what happened to him during those five years that changed him from one to the other, and tells the story in human terms that bring us closer to seeing through the past century of argument to the man himself. Well-written and fascinating.

$10.50

Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead.
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Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead.

By Lesh, Phil.

Boston: Back Bay Books, 2006. First Paperback Edition Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in AS NEW WRAPS 8vo (5-1/2 x 8-1/4), 338 pp. Softcover book is FINE -- AS NEW (small remainder mark) in AS NEW pictorial .wraps. This is Phil Lesh's story of life inside the reality that was the Grateful Dead -- a band like none other. A rock and roll band that eveolved from a folk group with a bass player who learned his instrument via Charles Mingus and Stanley Clarke. An extraordinary story.

$14.50

Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism.
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Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism.

By Prince-Hughes, Dawn, PhD.

New York: Harmony, 2004. First Edition, First Printing Pictorial Wraps AS NEW in AS NEW WRAPS 8vo (5-3/4 x 8-1/2), 225 pp. Hardbound book is FINE -- unread, unmarked (other than single red remainder dot on bottom page block) and AS NEW in AS NEW pictorial DJ. (h) This is an unique and moving record of the way Dr. Prince-Hughes overcame the emotional and social limitations of Asberger's Syndrome -- a form of autism in which the person is unable to relate to other people. Her escape from solitude began when she visited the Seattle Zoo and saw the gorillas. They fascinated her and she spent time watching them and later working with them, in the process, becoming more and more able to relate comfortably with other people. An extraordinary memoir.

$13.50

With William Burroughs: A Report From the Bunker.
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With William Burroughs: A Report From the Bunker.

By Bockris, Victor.

New York: Seaver Books, 1981. First Edition, First Printing Thus Glossy Pictorial Wraps Very Good in Wraps 8vo (6 x 9), 250 pp. Softcover book is Unread and Unmarked and VERY GOOD -- all pages clean and tight -- in VERY GOOD glossy pictorial wraps (edge bumps from shelf wear) (h) Narratives of interactions and conversations with various notables such as Patti Smith, Terry Southern, Tennessee Williams, Debbie Harry, et al. Candid and casual picture of the man behind the novels.

$7.50

A Million Little Pieces (plus author's correctional insert).
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A Million Little Pieces (plus author's correctional insert).

By Frey, James.

New York: Nan A. Talese, 2003. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/2 x 9-1/2), 383 pp Plus 60+ page apology/insert, still in shrinkwrap) Hardbound book is FINE -- Unread, Unmarked, and AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial DJ protected in mylar cover. Also includes original promotional materials ( publisher's letter and copy of NY Times article about Frey.) This is the book that Oprah promoted as a hard-edged truthful story of the author's rise from addiction, only to be embarrassed when it came out the author had added bits and pieces from other people's lives and from his imagination. After this happened, the publisher had the author write an explanation/apology detailing where the falsities were and etc. I am including this shrink-wrapped insert with the book. It's a good, well-told story, even if largely imaginary. Additional insert clrifies the facts. Rare and collectible.

$235.00

Lost Empire: The Life and Adventures of Nikolai Rezanov.

By Chevigny, Hector.

Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1958. Fifth Printing Cloth Very Good in Very Good DJ 8vo (6 x 8-3/4), 356 pp including Bibliography and Index. Hardbound book is Very Good, splight cant to spine but all pages tight and clean, FFE has some tanned dark areas and former owner's handwritten name. Original bookstore receipt is taped iside back cover. Glossy pictorial DJ is VERY GOOD with slight chipping, now protected in mylar cover. h Extraordinary story of the man who was sent by Russian Tsar Alexander to secure the Russian colonies in Alaska and extend them into California, where he married Maria-Concepcion Arguello, the beautiful daughter of the San Francisco Presidio's commandant, with an eye to securing California via marriage. Rezanov's early death left the plan without another person of adequate energy or ability and Russia gave up its attempt to colonize California, finally giving up its stake in Alaska in 1867. The story has been well-researched through Russian and American sources, as named in the Bibliography. An amazing story of what might-have-been and what nearly-was.

$9.50

The Retreat Diaries with The Dream of Tibet.

By Burroughs, William S; Ginsberg, Allen; Introduction by James Grauerholz.

New York: The City Moon, 1976. First Edition Pictorial Wraps FINE in WRAPS 8vo (5-1/2 x 8-1/4), stapled w/card stock pictorial cover (silkscreen of Wm Burroughs in landscape setting). Limited edition of 2000 copies. Other than tanning around edges of the cover and one tiny (1/8") pale tan circular spot, this copy is FINE, Unmarked and apparently Unread. A remarkable record of Mr Burroughs' period of retreat at Chogyam Trungpa's center in Vermont. After his own introduction to establish place, setting and his own state of mind on entering, it is a composite of dreams, images, and memories follow by a one page description of a dream Mr. Grauerholz had in 1974 and several pages of a 1960 dream of Allen Ginsberg's involving Wm Burroughs and Tibet. An unique document.

$62.50

HIMMLER: a Full-Scale Biography of One of Hitler's Most Ruthless Executioneers.
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HIMMLER: a Full-Scale Biography of One of Hitler's Most Ruthless Executioneers.

By Profield, Peter.

New York: MJF Books, 1990. First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/2 x 9-1/2), 656 pp including Index, Bibliography, and Notes. Front Flyleaf has Square Chinese Chop Block stamped in red with the words "Berkeley 2005." Other than that, book is FINE -- Unmarked and Unread and AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial DJ. Insightful biography goes from the short, nearsighted, clumsy youth with chronic stomach pains to Reichsfuhrer-SS, organizer of concentration camps, and chief of all German Security forces. An amazing -- if very dark -- story, well told and well-researched.

$14.50

Souvenir d'Amour: Erotic Memoirs of Paris in the 1920s.

By Villefranche, Anne-Marie.

New York: Carroll & Graf, 1991. Not Stated Hard Cover Fine in Near Fine DJ 8vo (5-1/2 x 8-1/2), 181 pp. Book is FINE -- Unmarked in FINE glossy pictorial DJ. May be book club edition. (K) Anne-Marie Villefranche's erotic novels are are supposed to be true memoirs of herself and her friends, perhaps somewhat embrodied for literary purposes,

$6.50

Richard Wright: Critical Prespectives Past And Present (Amistad Literary Series).
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Richard Wright: Critical Prespectives Past And Present (Amistad Literary Series).

By Henry Louis Gates and K.A. Appiah: Editors.

New York: Amistad, 1993. First Softcover Edition Glossy Printed Wraps AS NEW in WRAPS 8vo (8vo (6 x 9), 476 pp including Index, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, Chronology, and brief biographical entries about contributing Essayists. Softcover book is FINE -- Unread, Unmarked and AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial wraps. (h) The first section includes original reviews of Mr Wright's books by notable literary types including Zora Neal Hurston, Clifton Fadiman, Ralph Ellison, Lionel Trilling, Sinclair Lewis, Joyce Cary, and others. The rest of the volume consists of essays of literary analysis and criticism.

$9.50

In The Land of Pain.
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In The Land of Pain.

By Daudet, Alphonse; Translated and Edited by Julian Barnes.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First U.S. Edition Hard Cover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 12mo (5-1/2 x 7-1/2), 87 pp. Book is NEW and FINE -- Unread, Unmarked and AS NEW in AS NEW unclipped pictorial DJ protected in mylar cover. (h) This is the first translation of Daudet's "La Doulou," that writer's journal of his painful death from "tabes dorsalis," an extraordinarily painful form of tertiary syphilis. Daudet contracted the disease when he was 17 and was presumed cured until his 40's when it re-emerged in tertiary form. The greatest neurologist of the time declared him "lost" in 1885, but Daudet lived another 12 years in what today's doctors call "exquisite" pain, keeping this journal in order to try to maintain his sanity. Barnes has written as characteristically poetic and beautiful translation. This book may or may not give comfort to someone with horrible pain, but for the well person, one who knows or is related to or close to someone with horrible pain, it brings a revelation of understanding what THAT person is going through, no matter how often he or she has described it to you.

$27.50

Nell Kimball: Her Life As an American Madam, By Herself.

By Kimball, Nell; Edited by Stephen Longstreet.

New York: MacMillan , 1970. First Edition, First Printing Cloth Fine in Very Good + DJ 8vo (6-1/2 x 9-1/2), 286 pp. Hardbound book has purple cloth cover and is unmmarked and FINE. Pictorial DJ is very good -- small tears on top and bottom have been archivally tapoed and cover is protected in mylar to prevent any further damage. (h) Ms Kimball ran fancy houses (the fanciest, in fact, according to many) between 1850 and 1917in New Orleans and San Francisco

$14.50

All In My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache (SIGNED).
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All In My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache (SIGNED).

By Kamen, Paula.

New York: Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2005. Stated First Edition Hard Cover AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 9vo (6-1/4 x 9-1/4), 351 pp including Index. Book is FINE -- SIGNED and Unread, AS NEW, Unmarked except for small remainder mark on bottom page block, in AS NEW glossy pictorial DJ. (h) The author was putting in a contact lens when she was suddenly hit by a headache of such intensity it was far beyond anything she'd ever had before. And it didn't go away. The useful Index lists all the therapies tried and drugs taken in attempts to reduce or eliminate the pain, along with all the side effects. For anyone with chronic pain, this is an acknowledgment (which is rarely available in daily life) from someone who knows what it's really like.

$27.50

Better Than Sane: Tales from a Dangling Girl (SIGNED).
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Better Than Sane: Tales from a Dangling Girl (SIGNED).

By Rose, Alison.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. First Edition, First Printing Boards AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo(5-3/4 x 8-1/2), 226 pp. Book is SIGNED by the author on the title page, and is AS NEW (small red dot on bottom page block) in AS NEW pictorial DJ. (h) Ms Rose's wildly peripatetic career from California to New York and back to California and back to New York again, working at New Yorker magazine and meeting writers and becoming one, invited into their impromptu club, "Insane Anonymous" ("A whole other world that was better than sane.") Funny,. moving, unique memoir.

$37.50

John Lennon, the Life & Legend.

By George Darby and David Robson, Editors.

London: The Sunday Times (UK), 1980. First Edition, First Printing Glossy Pictorial Wraps FINE in WRAPS 4to (9 x 11-3/4), 64 pp. Stapled magazine published as a tribute to John Lennon after his death on December 9, 1980. Sections: "Tribute (The Dream is Over)"; "The Beatles in Pictures; Twist and Shout": "The Early Days and The Beatles Years" by Hunter Davies; "A Fa's Lament (In My Life .. A Personal File)" by Susan Hill; "Manuscripts and Mementoes; Some Time in New York City: Lennon After the Beatles" by Michael Watts; "Gimme Some Truth: The Thoughts of John Lennon on Himself, the Beatles and the World" chosen by Richard Williams; "Thank You Very Much and I Hope I've Passed the Audition: A John Lennon Top 20" by Paul Gambaccini; Some Days in the Life: a Chronology of Public and Private Events: compiled by Mark Lewisohn. B5

$14.50

Thomas Varker Keam, Indian Trader.
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Thomas Varker Keam, Indian Trader.

By Graves, Laura, Introduction by David M Brugge.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover NEW 8vo (5-1/4 x 8-3/4), 342 pp, Hardbound book is AS NEW -- Unread, Unrmarked, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Thomas Keam opened a trading post at First Mesa in 1875 and was a key figure in establishing betweenthe American authorites and the Hopi and Navajo leaders. He encouraged the making of pottery as a way of preserving cultural traditions despite the arrival and increasing presence of European culture. Beyond being a storekeeper, he also served as banker, translator, messenger and postmaster. And extraordinary man, one of the earliest to admire and appreciate native culture and who worked hard as an integral player in the preservation of that culture.

$37.50

While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront (SIGNED).
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While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront (SIGNED).

By Henderson, Kristin.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. First Edition, First Printing 1/4 cloth AS NEW in AS NEW DJ 8vo (6-1/4 x9-1/4), 317 pp including multi-page list of selected sources. Hardbound book is unmarked, unread, and AS NEW in AS NEW pictorial DJ. Signed on the title page by the author. (h) Kristin Henderson observed and advised as her husband -- a Navy chaplain attached to the Marine Corps -- counseled, consoled, and spent time with the families of those in combat. Since the end of WWII, it has only been in recent years that the people at home have been noticed, thought about, not just when there is a loss, but the stresses and joys of living a life in which the active participant doesn't get to decide where or when or for how long he or she must be seperated from the family to possibly be in danger. A moving story of her relationships and involvement with these families. An aspect of our current society we rarely seen.

$42.50

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People.
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People.

By Orlean, Susan.

New York: Random House, 2001. First Edition, First Printing Hardcover 8vo (6-1/2 x 9-1/2), 295 pp including list of dates and places biographic profiles appeared. Book is FINE -- Unmarked, Unread, and AS NEW in AS NEW glossy pictorial DJ. Gift Quality. (h) Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1992 where most of these biographical profiles originally ran (some in Rolling Stone or Esquire). She's also author of The Orchid Thief and a delightful writer. Articles average 10-15-20 pages, making this one of the great bathroom or bedtime books of the last decade.

$12.50

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