The Barbary Coast by Herbert Asbury (1933) hardcover book


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Herbert Asbury - The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld

New York: Knopf, 1933. First edition, fourth printing (August 1933). Hardcover. 8vo. 1/4 black cloth binding over pictorial boards. 319 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Fair condition; no dust jacket. Covers are scuffed along edges, forecorners. Smudging, general wear along textblock edges. Binding somewhat rolled.

A ragged but sturdy copy.
Would you want to read book about the gritty underbelly of the San Francisco of yore in pristine condition?

We think not.

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