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THE BARBARY COAST An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 9855

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ torn. Front board and first few pages with moderate water damage. Front hinge weak. Spine a bit browned; INSCRIBED on front free endpaper by Herbert Asbury in black ink, dated January 20, 1934. Including TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the author with original envelope ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 319, xi pages View more info

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THE GREAT ILLUSION An Informal History of Prohibition

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 9856

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


White DJ a bit darkened (as usual) and price clipped; 8vo; 344 pages View more info

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GEM OF THE PRAIRIE An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1940

Order Number: 14869

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Wear with chipping and open tears to DJ. ; Notation to front flap of a reduced price edition, possibly from a couple of years later than the first edition despite the fact that the copyright page still says 'First Edition.' Story of the sordid world of the Chicago crime scene ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 377,xix pages View more info