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1 Asbury, Herbert GEM OF THE PRAIRIE An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1940 Hardcover 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 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
2 Asbury, Herbert THE BARBARY COAST An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1933 First Edition Hardcover; Third Printing 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 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
3 Asbury, Herbert THE GREAT ILLUSION An Informal History of Prohibition
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
White DJ a bit darkened (as usual) and price clipped; 8vo; 344 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 

 



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