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1 Buchanan, Pegasus KINGSLEY ALLEY
Boston: Bruce Humphries Publishers, (1963). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green cloth with gilt titling; in a lightly age-toned, very mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket that has been neatly price-clipped. Jacket illustration by John Anthony Sheets. Map by Krista Collins. 
Portrait in verse of both sides of the tracks of a fictional community, a kind of Pacific Coast UNDER MILKWOOD, by the magazine versifier whose previous book, CHESTNUT STREET, also limned in rhyme the lives of the residents of a mythical town. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Davidson, Aarno and Frona SHIPSHAPE HONEYMOON DIARY
Escondido, California: Brinck Book, Co., 1970. First edition, first printing. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Aarno Davidson. Hardcover. Fine in sapphire blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in silver; in an age-toned (especially to spine panel) illustrated dust jacket with closed interior tear to spine panel. Drawings by Elissa Veronda Jaresh. 
Book of whimsical quatrains comprising "a day by day account of mental and mundane incidents during our happy forty days on ship." The couple--known as "The Brownings of California"-- honeymooned to the Orient in 1967. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Welles, Bettie Payne THIS IS MY LEGACY
(Los Angeles, California): (The Swordsman Publishing Co.), (1969). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue-lettered blue cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Collection of poems by the California poet, including a number of pieces evoking local landmarks, including Casa Adobe de San Rafael, Bunker Hill, Big Bear Lake, Laguna Beach. Laid in, a blue card upon which is printed Welles' poem "Love." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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CAROL'S FROM CACTUS-LAND, Zany, King pseudonym of Charles Dill
4 Zany, King pseudonym of Charles Dill CAROL'S FROM CACTUS-LAND
Pearblossom, California: Self-published, 1938. First edition. Flexible hardcover. This copy has been forgotten in a closet for many decades and is fine and quite fresh. 
Nineteen brown handmade paper leaves with poems and illustrations printed in red; bound with-in tan covers made from Joshua wood and hand-stamped with titles and a cactus illustration in dark brown; brown leather ties. A handmade book of poems and rust-colored vignettes by the silent film actor/poet Charles Dill, as King Zany. From 1918 through 1929 Charles Dill appeared in shorts and in silent films as King Zany with many of the stars of the era, including Fatty Arbuckle, Mary Astor, Louise Brooks, Hoot Gibson, and others. " After a horse-riding accident, King Zany became an invalid and spent his last years in Pearblossom, California, where he dedicated himself to writing poetry."--IMDB. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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