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Stairways: Urban Details, Los Angeles (SIGNED)

Comer, Virginia

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ISBN 10: 1890449091 / ISBN 13: 9781890449094
Published by Balcony Press, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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In gift-giving condition. As New. ; SIGNED on the half title page by Virginia Comer, not on a bookplate, but directly on the page (without any inscriptions to anyone) ; Tight, clean and crisp. In excellent condition. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. As New. ; 6.79 X 4.77 X 0.47 inches; 64 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 26487

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Title: Stairways: Urban Details, Los Angeles (...

Publisher: Balcony Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Stairways, fountains, and streetlights are among the many overlooked small things that grace our cityscapes. Seeing and appreciating them is the idea behind the Urban Details series. Many have significant histories and are associated with important civic leaders, and many are merely the result of some functional requirement, but nearly all are the product of the loving hand labor of talented artisans.?Discover where Laurel and Hardy pushed a grand piano up a long stairway. Imagine corseted ladies negotiating hundreds of narrow steps heading to the streetcar in high heels carrying shopping bags. How about a fountain dedicated to Rudolph Valentino commissioned after his death by a group of loving fans? Learn about the "5-Globe Lewellyn" and other historic streetlights still decorating once-elegant boulevards.?These three compact books are designed as small photo albums with handwritten captions conveying the sense of personal discovery the author felt while pursuing her research. Urban Details will inspire readers to rediscover their cities.

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Virginia Comer is widely published on the subject of Los Angeles history. Her books include Angels Flight: A History of Bunker Hill's Incline Railway, El Alisal, and Los Angeles: A View from Crown Hill, which won the Southern California Local History Award

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