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ARGOSY, Feb./February 27, 1932

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 009364


contains novelettes by Allan Vaughan Elston and Charles S. Verral, serials by Loring Brent, ("Outlaw's Holiday," Part 1 of 2), F.V.W. Mason ("Captain Renegade," Part 2 of 6) and A. Merritt ("The Dwellers in the Mirage," Part 6 of 6), and short stories by Eustace L. Adams, Bertrand L. Shurtleff, and Edwin L. Sabin; articles and features by C.A. Freeman, E.R. McCarthy, A.G. Preston, and Gerald FitzGerald; cover by Paul Stahr, illustrating "Outla... View more info

ARGOSY WEEKLY, Oct./October 29, 1932,

By: N/A

Price: $12.50

Seller ID: 009366


contains novelettes and short stories by J. Allan Dunn, J. Lane Linklater, Fred MacIsaac, Lowell Thomas, Stookie Allen, and Howard E. Morgan, serials by Will McMorrow ("Crime Exchange," Part 1 of 3), A. Merritt ("Burn, Witch, Burn!", Part 2 of 6), George Allan England ("Vikings of the North," Part 3 of 3), and J.E. Grinstead ("The Red Scalp," Part 5 of 6), and articles/features by Kenneth P. Wood, Arthur Woodward, James Montagnes, and F.W.... View more info

The Grand, November/Nov. 1932

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, 1932

Seller ID: 009367


UK magazine featuring work by Rafael Sabatini, Denis (spelled thus on front cover and the story itself, but spelled 'Dennis' on Contents Page) Mackail, Edward Hope, Achmed Abdullah, Frank Swinnerton, Oscar Schisgall, Hylton Cleaver, Jack Hulick, and Beatrice Grimshaw. Tanning, chipping to spine ends, slits along spine edges, remains of price sticker on front cover, small chips from left edge of back cover. Internally tight. Uncommon. View more info

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Backstage With Joe

By: Aistrop, Jack

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York & Toronto, Arrow Publishing Company 106: 1949

Edition: 1st Arrow edition

Seller ID: 017363


Aistrop's first movel, being the story of: Corporal Blackie, who meets Eileen (a red-haired stripper); her husband (Norman) who, after only a few weeks of marriage, is sent to Africa where he loses both hands, wins the Military Medal, then falls in love with his nurse; Gerry, who doesn't find Blackie glamorous enough to suit her needs; and John, "who was lonely, but who could not face what the company psychiatrist discovered about him." The hardcover edition of... View more info

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From Tears to Smiles

By: Allen, Ida Reade

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith New Eagle Series No. 1355: 1931

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 011268


(1891). Reissues the 1899 Norman L. Munro edition. Romance. Rubbing, minor edgewear, moderate rubbing/scraping to spine edges, tanned pages, slightly darkened spine. Fragile to begin with, these are seldom found without significant flaws, but this copy is pretty good. Scarce. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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A QUEEN AT HEART, or The Girl Who Trusted

By: Allen, Ida Reade

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith: 1929

Seller ID: 011363


Romantic fiction. A very scarce item, being #1295 in the publisher's New Eagle Series. Faint dampstain to front cover and bottom edge, tanned pages, gentle creasing to back cover, the usual spine wrinkles (printing flaw). Internally tight and clean. Fragile to begin with, not many of these Street & Smith novels are found in decent shape. View more info

The Selfish Girl; A Tale Of Truth

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Kiggins & Kellogg:

Seller ID: fic.00048


No date (circa 1840s). Third Series, No. 9. A selfish young girl learns the error of her ways. "Now I hope all little girls, who read my story, will be good too, and oblige every one, and never try to please themselves at the expense of another's pleasure." (1840s, remember. Today the little wench would have an IQ that would embarrass a moron, couldn't spell selfless, and would have a starring role in some stupid reality show.) 16 pages, stitched, illustrated... View more info

The Small Back Room

By: Balchin, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lion Books 31: 1950

Edition: 1st Lion Books edition

Seller ID: 011483


uh oh--this one sounds serious, boys: it's sub-titled "The Story of an Inadequate Man," and the protagonist finds himself caught in the double-barrelled dilemma of bureaucratic red tape from government and Army, *and* a certain--ummm--inability to--ummm, well, par*tici*pate in certain--ummm--*phys*ical activities with the female of the species; we are informed that the author, "probes the small back room of a man's mind, a *man* who faces a problem *all* men ... View more info

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The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine (signed)

By: Barnett, Anne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 2000

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Inscription: Signed by Barnett, on title page

Seller ID: 018114


Set in a mid-Ulster rural community, against the backdrop of World War I, a confirmed bachelor who is Protestant becomes involved with a Catholic woman who is "a big bawdy widow with 14 children," and who doesn't give a rat's ass about local morals (always a wise position to take). Winner of the 2001 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award for the best Irish fiction. 276 pages. Slight spine slant, reading creases to spine, light general wear. Internally still fairly ... View more info

A House of Women

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower Dell 3825: 1965

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 013066


The story of a barmaid who has married "a farmer whose skinflint family is steeped in the tradition of its own prosperity." 284 pages. Some spine roll, light edgewear, three grey remainder stripes across fore-edge, tanning, moderate handling wear. Uncommon. View more info

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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By: Beirne, Gerard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Marion Boyars: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Beirne, on title page

Seller ID: 017662


Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Moderate general wear View more info

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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By: Beirne, Gerard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Marion Boyars: 2003

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Beirne, on title page

Seller ID: 017663


Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Rubbing/thin scratches to covers, moderate surface wear, corner wear, thin reading creases to spine. View more info

A Painter of Our Time

By: Berger, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 2334: 1965

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 011661


After living in London and working as an artist for twenty years a Hungarian refugee disappears a week after the successful opening of his exhibition. Cover by Biro. Some edgewear, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, chipping to top spine, a bit of spine roll, bubbling/flaking to front cover following apparent sticker removal. View more info

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The Other Foot, Gift of the Magi, The Happiest Day, The Most Dangerous Game, A Letter to God

By: Bradbury, Ray, O. Henry, Sherman Dixon, Richard Connell, and Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes

Price: $30.00

Publisher: No Place, Xerox Corporation: 1967

Seller ID: 018066


An uncommon collection of stories primarily of interest to collectors of Ray Bradbury material, this was "compiled by Xerox Corporation. It is part of the program THE WAY IT IS, to be used in conjunction with the Teacher Handbook, Learner Log, and accompanying phonograph records" (phonograph records????? -- must be some sort of futuristic term). Uncommon words/phrases are defined at the bottom of each page. 62 pages. Sunned spine, crinkles/impressions to cove... View more info

The Brat

By: Brewer, Gil

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Greenwich, Gold Medal 708:

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 007119


A young woman enduring "the rotting, sun-blasted shack, the one room where they all lived, slept, made love, died," and "the sly, lustful eyes of her father's friends," is willing to use her lovely body to escape to a new life (curious how seldom it turns out that some guy can do the same thing). Cover illustration by Barye Phillips. Slant, uneven 1/4" tear to bottom edge of front cover/first end paper, some mild waviness at spine, light general wear... View more info

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SHOWDOWN and other stories

By: Brondoli, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Brondoli

Seller ID: 010755


Trade paperback original in dust jacket. Brondoli's well-received first collection of eight distinctive stories, called by no less a personage than Reynolds Price, "hot as a gasoline fire and as dangerous to the general direction of American life and literature." The title story was included in the 1980 anthology, 'The Pushcart Prize V: Best of the Small Presses.' Inscription in top right corner of front end paper reads, "To xxxxxxx,/with good memories/of ... View more info

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The Brick Foxhole

By: Brooks, Richard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Studio 110:

Edition: 1st Studio edition

Seller ID: 017733


No date (circa 1950). Brooks's first novel, tackling the theme of homosexuality in the army, and its repercussions for one man at the hands of another just out of the service. Published before Brooks became a top Hollywood screenwriter/director, and the basis for Crossfire, a film directed by Edward Dmytryk and that starred Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Ryan (you didn't *have* to be named Robert to star in this flick, but apparently it helped a whole helluva... View more info

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Going to the Castle (inscribed & signed)

By: Burnham, Nicole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silhouette 1563: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015857


Romance. A woman's desire to help refugees in a faraway country sees her become involved with the "pampered, fairy-tale prince" of a neighbouring country. This copy warmly inscribed, signed and dated by Burnham on title page. 185 pages. Light edgewear, impressions/scratches. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Path to the Nest of Spiders

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ace Books H192/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015269


Calvino's first book, originally published in 1947 in Italian, and here translated from that language by Archibald Colquhoun. More often than not subsequently published as 'The Path to the Spiders' Nest.' The story of "a gutter boy's search for an ideal among the Italian partisans." 158 pages. Some edgewear, surfact wear, 3/4" tears to top right spine edge and either spine edge at bottom, tanning. Very scarce in this edition. View more info

At Fever Pitch

By: Caute, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Quartet 31050: 1973

Edition: 1st Quartet edition

Seller ID: 014508


Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and an Authors' Club First Novel award. A twenty-year-old subaltern "serving with a native regiment in an African colony on the verge of independence" finds himself struggling "with his sexual needs and inadequacies." 201 pages. Some spine slant/roll, moderate general wear. View more info

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Now I Know (signed)

By: Chambers, Aidan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016548


After a body is found crucified on a rusty metal cross hanging from a crane in a scrapyard, a seventeen-year-old doing research for a film about the Second Coming falls in love with a Christian feminist who is subsequently injured in a terrorist bomb blast. If your name is Stephanie, this is the book for you, because this copy is inscribed and signed ("For/Stephanie/Aidan Chambers..") on half-title. And if your name isn't Stephanie, why, you can always hang on ... View more info

The Dreamers

By: Clark, J. Bigelow

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Perma M-3020: 1955

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: 013035


Reality intrudes into the lives of a group of pleasure-seekers on a Mediterranean paradise when Nazis seize the island for use as a submarine base, and when a German sentry is found knifed to death, "The island paradise became a hell of terror and torture as the forces of good and evil were locked in a life-and-death struggle." 266 pages, cover illustration by Stan Borack. Tiny black dot to fore-edge, two faint grey remainder stripes across top edge, mild general... View more info

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French Alley

By: Clay, Matthew

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Star Novels 752 / Publication House: 1956

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018155


Three young women learn "the heartbreak and rapture of love...in the French Quarter!" 130 pages, cover illustration by Rudy Nappi. Some spine slant, light rubbing, a hint of edgewear, a couple of very short (1/8") edge tears, mild wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear. A fairly nice copy of a relatively uncommon printing. View more info

The Mask

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M4102: 1958

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: fic.00165


Originally published in hardcover in 1957. "A novel of passion, strife, bloodshed and torture on the African frontier." Some spine slant, light wear to spine edges, light general wear. View more info

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The Water is Wide (signed)

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 9823: 1974

Edition: 1st New Dell edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Conroy, on title page

Seller ID: 017672


Basis for the film Conrack, which starred Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Hume Cronyn, and tells the semi-autobiographical story of Conroy's 1960s experience as a teacher to a group of black children living on an island off the coast of South Carolina. 316 pages (including acknowledgements) + four pages of advertisements for other Dell titles. Light rubbing, a bit of edgewear, impressions/surface wear, foxing to inside covers/end papers. A square, internally tight and c... View more info

Bound By a Spell

By: Conway, Hugh (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargas)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Cleveland, The Arthur Westbrook Company:

Seller ID: 011362


Nd (circa 1925). #186 in Westbrook's The Hart Series. The author died of typhoid fever in 1885, at the too-young age of 38. Curiously, bound into the back of the book are the first 39 pages -- ending in mid-sentence -- of another Conway/Fargas title, "Living or Dead," which Westbrook also published in The Hart Series as #167 (was this additional material a mistake?; an attempt to hook readers on another Conway/Fargas title?; a common Westbrook practice?; an Axi... View more info

We Burn Like Fire

By: Cook, Will

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 130: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00151


Paperback original. We could call this a racing novel featuring fast cars and a fast woman, but dammit, the guy who wrote the copy on the back cover deserves a bit of a nod for this effort: "To Wendel Garland sports-car racing was an intimate and personal thing--like making love to his sensation-starved secretary, Alice Lavery [ummm--if he's making love to her and she's *sensation-starved*, what does that tell us?]. Every time he got on the track Wendel risked his n... View more info

Power Play

By: Craig, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Warner 76-441: 1974

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 009303


Cdn.; originally published in Canada as 'The Pro,' before being published in the U.S. by Dodd, Mead; in the Stanley Cup Final a team's chances to win it all take a direct hit when the captain's ex-girlfriend is responsible for a scandal that isn't going to go away; whoever wrote the back cover copy is a mushbrain who understands exactly squat about hockey, and proves it with "To cinch the game, they opt for a power play--and lose."; in hockey, no one "opts... View more info

"An Illusion in Red and White"

By: Crane, Stephen (edited by Don Honig)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon G-1139: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008321


Canadian printing. Eleven of Crane's lesser-known stories, ranging "from accounts of the Civil War, the Cuban Blockade and the streets of New York to impressions of London and tales of Nantucket and the Far West." Contains an introduction by the editor, and a bibliography. Previous owner's name to inside front cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Messalina

By: Crockett, Vivian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley G-14: 1955

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007910


Originally published in 1924 by Liveright. Historical fiction set in the 1st century. The story of Messalina, Rome's wickedest woman, "the incredibly depraved Empress of all the Romans. Wife to Caesar in name only, her desires were as insatiable as the vices they fed upon." Cover by Rudy Nappi. Tanning, moderate general wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Once Upon A Kiss (inscribed & signed)

By: Cross, Claire

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Jove Books 12300: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015870


Romance. A man determined to clear away brambles around a reputedly cursed castle finds himself a slumbering woman who, when awakened, demands to know what he's doing and why he's in her father's castle (coo-coo, coo-coo). This copy inscribed and signed by author. 324 pages. Reading crease to spine, general handling wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

A Free Country

By: Dearden, Warren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grove B-318-Z: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00213


Paperback original. A counterculture novel featuring Douglas MacArthur Leaf, a dope-smoking hippie bum and petty criminal (aaahh, the memories) who gets involved with an assassination plot when his five pounds of primo grass gets mixed up with a similar case containing $75,000. Previous owner's name and date on first end paper, a bit of slant, 1/4" separation at top left spine edge, faint partial crease to bottom left corner of front cover, light general wear. An ... View more info

Rules of Engagement (inscribed & signed)

By: Denton, Jamie (pseudonym of Jamie Ann Denton)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harlequin Temptation 25893: 2000

Edition: 1st thus

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Denton, on title page

Seller ID: 015841


Romance. A woman who needs a fake fiance to attend her sister's wedding with her hooks up with a contractor who needs a lawyer right away, and as might be expected, both hanky and panky ensue. Inscription reads: "Norah/Enjoy the/fantasy,/Jamie Denton". Mild slant, moderate handling wear, small piece of gloss missing from bottom left corner of front cover (lifted when publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker was removed). View more info

The Practice of Passion

By: Denzer Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 155: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005969


Paperback original. After "years of handling sleek and sensual women," a doctor embarks on a first illicit experience that leads to others, until he finds himself on a path that "threatened his marriage, his professional integrity and his very manhood!" (those first two, big deal, a guy can always find again, but that *last* one, that's a bit tougher). A bit of spine roll, rubbing, moderate handling wear. View more info

The Golden Summer

By: Duffield, Anne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 425: 1957

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 012896


Originally published in hardcover in 1954. A young English girl is invited to spend the summer at a French chateau owned by a friend of her aunt, and almost before we can catch our breath, romance and its attendant difficulties ensue. The hardcover edition and the American paperback edition published almost twenty years after this edition are fairly common, but this UK paperback is considerably less so. 189 pages, cover illustration by Dion. Mild slant/roll, light edgewe... View more info

My Friends From Cairnton

By: Duncan, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pan 02133: 1968

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013076


The twelfth title in Duncan's 'Friends' series. Janet Sandison's husband is slowly convalescing, but there is emotional distance between them, and she is subsequently unhappy in her home on the Caribbean island of St. Jago. 219 pages. Mild spine slant, original North American price sticker to top of front panel, mild general wear. A nice copy. View more info

Silas Marner

By: Eliot, George

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1921

Seller ID: 010920


A title from the publisher's Collection of British Authors series, this being Vol. 550. Some foxing/soil, a bit of slant, dampstain to back cover/last page, some pages roughly opened by previous owner (although apparently no text affected). View more info

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NUDE CROQUET and other stories of the joys and terrors of marriage

By: Fiedler, Leslie A., W. Somerset Maugham, Alberto Moravia, William Faulkner, John Cheever, Morris Philipson, and Edward Newhouse

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-97: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018003


A collection of seven stories, "Nude Croquet" (Fiedler), "The Country Husband" (Cheever), "The Third Partner" (Philipson), "With Men It's Different" (Newhouse), "Force of Circumstance" (Maugham), "Bitter Honeymoon" (Moravia) and "The Golden Land" (Faulkner). 155 pages + 3 pages of advertisements for other Berkley titles, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Crease to top right corner of front cover, a bit of spin... View more info

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Beautiful Humbug

By: Fielding, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Gold Medal 430 / Fawcett Publications: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017771


In San Francisco of the 1860s an impudent young woman and her gentleman partner pull off "one of the biggest swindles of this gay and gaudy century." 186 pages + advertisements for other Gold Medal titles, cover illustration by Jack (John) Floherty Jr. Rubbing, impressions, some edgewear, scraping to edges, tanning. A fragile vintage paperback that's in okay shape at the moment, but which must be handled with care or it'll crumble before your very eyes. View more info

The Borgia Blade

By: Fox, Gardner F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belmont 227: 1961

Edition: 1st Belmont edition

Seller ID: 007912


Historical fiction featuring a Renaissance rogue, set in the age of Cesare Borgia and the Madonna of the Roses. A nice copy, clean, tight and square. View more info

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Claudia and David

By: Franken, Rose

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 296: 1945

Edition: 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition

Seller ID: 017913


A pink net dress, a friendship, an experiment in spiritualism,"and the succession of similarly crazy, beautiful, unexpected things that always seem to happen" to this pair make up "the enduring, many-colored fabric of a marriage." (I'm not quite sure that a pink net dress would make up anything approaching an enduring memory for me -- unless, perhaps, it was Bubbles La Rue removing it -- but hey, the 1940s were a different time. Thankfully. 196 pages +... View more info

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THE VENDOR OF DREAMS & Other Stories (signed)

By: Frederick, Rawle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Devonshire, Bermuda Writers' Collective: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016869


A collection of seven stories by a Trinidadian-born writer living in Bermuda. This copy inscribed and signed ("For my brother Errol/Strands from 'our' passage/through the landscape. Thank/you for being part of this/journey/Rawle") Uncommon signed. 120 pages, cover painting by Elizabeth Ann Trott. Edgewear, rubbing, impressions/scratches, light soil, general wear. Internally tight. View more info

The Silver Spoon

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00110


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Some slant, foxing to end papers and inside covers, book store stamp on first end paper. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, edgewear, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear to top of rear panel, foxing to flaps and inside jacket. View more info

To Let

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00111


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Some slant, foxing to end papers and inside covers, book store stamp on first end paper. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, edgewear, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear to top of rear panel, foxing to flaps and inside jacket. View more info

The White Monkey

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00112


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Book store stamp to front end paper, light foxing to end papers. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear and small chip out of bottom front panel, short tear and larger chip out of top right rear panel, small chip out of top left of rear panel. View more info

Slave Queen

By: Gant, Norman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dell 8059: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008208


Paperback original. A thirteen-year-old African princess captured by slavers and transported across the ocean to New Orleans becomes a beautiful woman who uses her body to rule her master, and becomes "queen of a savage voodoo empire of desire." A terrific copy, unread, internally tight and clean. View more info

Polly Kettle

By: Gibbs, Mary Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Beagle 26521: 1973

Edition: 1st Beagle edition

Seller ID: 013218


Canadian printing. Victorian romance. "From the age of fourteen, Polly Kettle was trained to be a serving girl in the vast Harroby household. Through the struggle and hardship, only two men were ever kind to Polly: the young Sir Charles Harroby, and James, the gamekeeper's son." 184 pages. Spine slant, reading creases, general wear. View more info

The Sugar Mouse

By: Gibbs, Mary Ann

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Beagle 26556: 1974

Edition: 1st Beagle edition

Seller ID: 013296


Canadian printing. An Edwardian romance set in 1906, telling the story of a young woman whose chance for a happy future depends on her ancestry. 181 pages. Slant, reading crease to left edge of front cover, handling wear. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

Polly Kettle

By: Gibbs, Mary Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Beagle 26521: 1973

Edition: 1st Beagle edition

Seller ID: 014608


Canadian printing. Victorian romance. "From the age of fourteen, Polly Kettle was trained to be a serving girl in the vast Harroby household. Through the struggle and hardship, only two men were ever kind to Polly: the young Sir Charles Harroby, and James, the gamekeeper's son." 184 pages. Some pine slant/roll, reading creases to left edge of front cover, general wear. Internally clean. View more info

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Windsinger (signed)

By: Gillmor, Frances

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico: 1976

Edition: 1st thus

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Gillmor, on half-title

Seller ID: 017504


Gillmor's classic novel of Navajo life in the early part of the 20th century. Foreword by N. Scott Momaday. Gillmore's inscription reads, "For/Mr. & Mrs. Dalton Johnson/with greetings from/the author and the/hope they will enjoy this/novel about Navajo/Indians in Arizona./Frances Gillmor/Sept. 16, 1976," 218 pages. Light edgewear, some flaking to left edge of front cover, a few impressions, faint foxing to edges. Internally still fairly tight and clean. View more info

Two Riders of the Storm

By: Giono, Jean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 02820X: 1969

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 014092


Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Alan Brown. Set in the High Hill country of Southern France, this is a story of jealousy and passion destroying a powerful bond of affection between two brothers, with the result being "inevitably violent, bloody--and deadly." 188 pages. Light edgewear, thin scratches, original price sticker, a bit of tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Passion Road

By: Glendinning, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 656: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018150


The heartwarming story of the Pan Am racers with "just two interests in life: fast cars and easy women," and "the free-and-easy girls who follow the Pan American road race" with "only one goal -- to get the best man during the breaks between laps." Sounds like a tender little story where everyone will get what he or she wants, and I bet there isn't one mention of genitalia burning during urination (although from the pose of the babe on the front... View more info

A Breath of Scandal

By: Golightly, Bonnie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-474: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005192


Canadian printing. A novelization based on the Ferenc Molnar play, 'Olympia,' and a tie-in for the movie starring Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, and Angela Lansbury. A lovely princess defies the stern conventions of the royal court, and finds herself beset by scandal and disgrace. Cover shows a scene from the movie (Sophia Loren in bed--what else couldja want?--okay, so it just shows a calf, but hey, it's a start). Some slant, edgewear, rubbing, previou... View more info

ADVENTURE, October 1949

By: Goodwyn, Kendall W. (editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Popular Publications: 1949

Seller ID: 006085


Pulp magazine featuring "America's most exciting fiction for men!" This issue contains stories and articles by Dan Cushman, Ira L. Nickerson, John Prescott, Wilmon Menard, Richard Howells Watkins, Ben Smith, Ed Dieckmann, Jr., Robert R. Sawyer, John Bender, and Emmett McDowell. Cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Interior illustrations by Monroe Eisenberg, Everett Raymond Kinstler, V.E. Pyles, Daniel Pierce, Charles Geer, Peter Kuhlhoff, L. Sterne Stevens, a... View more info

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ALLAN QUARTERMAIN (Allan Quatermain)

By: Haggard, H. Rider

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007135


No date (circa 1900). No. 108 from the publisher's Select Library series, this one an adventure classic featuring the further doings of Allan Quatermain. The publisher has misspelled the title character's name as "Quartermain" on the front cover, the spine, and throughout the text of the book, but gets it right in the list of Select Library titles and on the title page. A fragile and uncommon pulp edition of this title. Chipping to bottom spine, spine edge tears... View more info

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The Diary of Dr. Cuthbert Flange (signed)

By: Hambly, Ken

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southport, Limited Edition Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Hambly, on half-title

Seller ID: 017668


153 pages. Inscription reads, "Best wishes/Christmas '94/--Ken." Light general wear. View more info

West End Nurse

By: Hancock, Lucy Agnes

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 324: 1955

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00188


"She believed in these people, loved going among the poor derelicts (as opposed to those wealthy derelicts about whom we read so much) of the slums helping where she could, scolding, encouraging, heartening and healing." (enter a doctor, I suspect). Slant/roll, thin reading crease. View more info

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Boarders Away! (Fox #10)

By: Hardy, Adam (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, New English Library (NEL) 02130: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017769


Paperback original. Deprived of fighting men by Lord Lymm, the intrepid George Abercrombie Fox nonetheless leads a few loyal followers against a couple of French men of war, "only to find disaster facing him." 128 pages, wraparound cover illustration by Phillipps. Moderate foxing to edges, light general wear. Internally tight. View more info

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2 volumes)

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz:

Seller ID: 010919


1922 & 1921 [1892]. A title from the publisher's Collection of British Authors series, these being Volumes 2800 & 2801. Loose cover and a few loose pages to Volume 1, moderate soil, general wear. View more info

The Sleeping Mountain

By: Harris, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Arrow 935: 1967

Edition: 1st Arrow edition

Seller ID: 013298


On a small Italian island a long-quiescent volcano threatens eruption, but a corrupt mayor seeking re-election does nothing. "In the centre of the rising tension is Tom Patch, an easy-living British artist: his discarded mistress, Mrs. Hayward: his Italian girl, Cecilia. Over all of them, the volcano's terrible, destructive power--" 255 pages. Spine slant, reading crease, some edgewear, spine split between pages 92/3, general wear. View more info

A Good Day To Die

By: Harrison, Jim

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine 24265: 1974

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: fic.00030


Canadian printing. Harrison's second novel, following several well-received volumes of poetry. "He wanted to face death with courage and grace, with his friends nearby...and his case of dynamite!" A bit of slant, light edgewear, rubbing, impressions, extremely gentle bend diagonally across middle of front cover. View more info

The Golden Woman

By: Hatch, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 213: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009854


Paperback original. Canadian printing. With Haiti's voodoo drums as background, a stately beauty becomes a man's every furious desire. Spine slant, gently creased corners, moderate general wear. Internally tight. View more info

Executive Suite

By: Hawley, Cameron

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Corgi G90: 1955

Edition: 1st Corgi edition

Seller ID: 010113


originally published in 1954 by Hammond, Hammond Co.; when the president of a vast business concern drops dead without having designated a successor, the ensuing twenty-four hours find five men battling for the position; movie tie-in edition for the MGM film of the same name, starring William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck; cover painting by Richard features Holden and Stanwyck in a troubled embrace (Holden stern and powerful while glaring at Stanwyck, Stanwyck uncertain an... View more info

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Home Base

By: Hemyng, Bracebridge

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith: 1926

Seller ID: 011365


#39 in the publisher's "Round the World Library" series; a rare title; this one is a curiosity, containing pages never intended to be in the book; the cover clearly designates this story as " Home Base" by Bracebridge Hemyng, but internally, following four pages of ads for Street & Smith's Buffalo Bill stories, is the title page for a different book entirely, "Buffalo Bill's Strange Task, or, Fate's Plaything," by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham; follow... View more info

His Angel, A Romance of the Far West

By: Herman, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The Arthur Westbrook Company:

Seller ID: 011354


No date (circa 1920s). Cover by Bernarda B. Park. 240 pages + 8 pages of advertisements for other Westbrook titles. Wear to spine, crosscracks, bottom half of left cover edge separated, light chipping to spine ends, tanned pages, scuffed edges. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Trumpet Unblown

By: Hoffman, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Crest Giant d384:

Seller ID: 008763


Cdn.; a man who joins the Medical Corps during wartime finds himself "trapped in a strange game of madness and murder."; cover by Barye Phillips; slant/roll, some edgewear, tanning, mild dampstaining to top edge, moderate general wear; View more info

THE SOUND OF WHITE ANTS, Stories of Modern Japan

By: Howell, Brian (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norwich, Elastic Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015209


A collection of sixteen stories written between 1997 and 2004. 167 pages. A hint of a suggestion of a whisper of wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Home From the Hill

By: Humphrey, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M4128: 1960

Edition: 3rd thus

Seller ID: 011299


lust, hate, innocence and love result in violence and tragedy; tie-in for the M-G-M movie which starred Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Everett Sloane and Luana Patten; covers feature scenes from the movie; thin reading crease, a bit of slant, light edgewear, thin abrasion to fore-edge; internally tight and clean; View more info

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Hangsaman

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ace K-185:

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 017816


No date [1963] (originally published in hardcover in 1951, by Farrar, Straus and Young). "The story of haunted, brooding young girl trapped in a sinister world of her own making." (Serves her right -- you never hear about well-adjusted young girls trapped in sinister worlds of their own making -- they only make worlds of cupcakes and lollipops.) 191 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Ace-published titles. Moderate edgewear, nicks/wear to spine ends, handl... View more info

Roots

By: Jacob, Naomi

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson No. 3:

Edition: 86th thousand

Seller ID: 011206


No date (ca. 1954). A bit of slant, moderate edgewear, dings to spine ends, light scraping to right spine edge, spotted/toned edges, toned pages. View more info

A Dance in the Sun

By: Jacobson, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ace Books H201/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015261


A story of race relationships in South Africa. Faint partial crease to right portion of front cover, reading creases along left edge of front cover, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

By: Johnson, B.S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Quartet 31182: 1974

Edition: 1st Quartet edition

Seller ID: 015149


A critically acclaimed novel from a guy surprisingly not much known in the wider world. 119 pages. Some edgewear, impressions, a bit of tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight. View more info

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Inside Daisy Clover

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Star 39634: 1977

Edition: 1st Star edition

Seller ID: 009331


A young woman who lives with her solitaire-addicted mother in a squalid caravan on the California coast dreams of being a big-time singer, and when her voice is heard by a Hollywood film producer it appears that the dream might come true. Naturally, though, this being Hollywood and all, low-life scumbags contribute their usual amount of scumbagginess, in the process providing that handbasket that's so convenient for the trip to Hell. Basis for the 1965 film of the same... View more info

The Hero

By: Lampell, Millard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library 278:

Seller ID: 008702


Canadian printing. After an injury in a crucial game a football star discovers that he is a pawn in a power struggle, and the woman to whom he has turned for refuge is trapped by a man "whose strange hold upon her was nurtured in the fury and violence of a monstrous obsession." Originally published in hardcover, in 1949, by Julian Messner, this edition "has been slightly abridged for your greater reading pleasure," which makes a fella wonder about all t... View more info

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The Captain's Doll

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-43: 1957

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 017998


A collection of seven stories by the author of, among others, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and 'Sons and Lovers.' The stories are, "The White Stocking," "Goose Fair," "Second Best," "The Blind Man," "The Blue Moccasins," "The Rocking-Horse Winner," and the title story. 190 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Tanning, light general wear. View more info

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Ryan's Rescue (signed)

By: Leabo, Karen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silhouette Intimate Moments 07832: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, on title page, by Leabo

Seller ID: 015872


A spoiled-little-rich-girl snot is kidnapped, then rescued by a guy who, although as dangerous as the kidnappers, is just the sort of fella to win her heart. 250 pages. Crosscrack, moderate general handling wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

The Cautious Amorist

By: Lindsay, Norman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 211: 1953

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00149


Four people -- three men and a woman -- are stranded on a desert island where an uneasy peace (so to speak) is maintained. Some slant, reading creases, full-length vertical crease to front cover, corner crease, general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Judas

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 850: 1959

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 015270


Historical fiction. The fictionalized account of Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus Christ. 160 pages. Tanning, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Dream

By: Lodi, Maria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower 11905: 1971

Edition: 1st Mayflower edition

Seller ID: 009291


originally published in French in 1965 before being published in translation by William Heinemann in 1969; this first Mayflower edition follows the Heinemann translation by Anne Carter; this is the second volume of Lodi's historical trilogy which began with 'Charlotte Morel'; in 1869 Paris a man fights for his nation's future and the love of the only woman he believes capable of bringing him happiness (apparently he doesn't get out much); light rubbing, mild spine roll, ... View more info

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Saint Mary Blue

By: Longyear, Barry B.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, SteelDragon Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016858


Wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Written a year after Longyear left rehab, this is the story of a group of addicts and alcoholics making the sometimes impossible effort to fix themselves. 332 pages. Faint crease to top right corner of front cover, impressions, faint vertical crease to back cover, previous owner's name whited out on front end paper, a couple of turned corners, tiny soil mark to fore-edge, moderate general wear. View more info

Clayton Richards, M.D.

By: Lowry, Nan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Star Books / Starbook:

Edition: 1st Star edition

Seller ID: fic.00351


No number, no date, Australian printing. A young surgeon exposes hospital corruption, losing colleagues, his fiancee, friends and patients and in the process. Price sticker on inside front cover, moderate edgewear, some scraping to spine edges, rubbing, impressions, light general wear. An uncommon edition. View more info

A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, and MAKE ME AN OFFER

By: Mankowitz, Wolf

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 394: 1956

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014430


A pair of short novels, both of which were turned into films. 157 pages, illustrated w/scenes from the movies. Rubbing, light soil, gentle crease to bottom right corner of front front cover, ink price to top right corner of front end paper, tanning. View more info

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A Wish For Nicholas (inscribed & signed)

By: Manning, Jackie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harlequin Historicals 28998: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015869


Historical romance featuring a knighted sailor (that would be the hero) and a landlubber (that would be the heroine) who, naturally, start off on a rocky road but eventually find themselves just plain stupid over each other. This copy warmly inscribed to a previous owner. 297 pages. Moderate handling wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Silver Hearts (signed)

By: Manning, Jackie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harlequin Historical 20954: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016440


We have a man who's not the marrying kind, and we have a woman looking for family and fulfilment. Golly, I wonder if they'll meet each other? This copy warmly inscribed and signed by Manning, on bio page (facing the copyright page). 296 pages + advertisements for other titles published by Harlequin. Signed by Author sticker to front cover, light edgewear, light surface wear, 3/4" diagonal tear to bottom left corner of front cover, thin reading crease to spine. I... View more info

The World, The Flesh and Father Smith

By: Marshall, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pyramid R576: 1960

Edition: 1st Pyramid edition

Seller ID: 009491


originally published in 1945 by Houghton Mifflin; the famous story of a priest in a small Catholic parish in Protestant Scotland, and his parishioners who are spiritually willing, but considerably weak of flesh; cover by Bob Maguire; a beautiful, unread copy; View more info

Disappearing Acts

By: McMillan, Terry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket Star 87200: 1993

Edition: 1st Pocket Star edition

Seller ID: 005153


Two people taking a break from their respective opposite gender meet each other in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there's no turning back. Cover by Synthia Saint James. Light general wear, small smudged date stamp to bottom edge. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Uphill Runner

By: McQueen, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin / Random House / Knopf Canada: 1984

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008119


A collection of twenty stories exploring the depths of loneliness and frustration. Remainder stripe across bottom edge, mild waviness. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Cion (signed)

By: Mda, Zakes (pseudonym of Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2007

Edition: Advance uncorrected proof / ARC

Inscription: Signed, initialed & dated on title page, by Mda

Seller ID: 017512


A professional mourner who has "traveled around his native South Africa grieving for the deaths of strangers," arrives in America, where he is "bewildered by the culture and fascinated by the strange family that takes him in as a guest." Mda has signed and dated this copy at the top of the title page, then written his initials over his printed name at the bottom. The uncorrected proof is uncommon, and any edition seems to be quite scarce signed. 312 pa... View more info

Moby Dick

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 612: 1949

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 010409


quite possibly the most famous sea story ever written, and not one in ten readers can lay claim to having read it; edited and introduced by Maxwell Geismar; terrific cover from a painting by Norman Price; scraping to spine edges, slight spine roll, rubbing, small chip out of top edge of back cover, general wear; View more info

Candle In The Morning

By: Miller, Helen Topping

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 33: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00343


A beautiful young woman living with a crusty old reprobate, a deserted mother, and a neurotic aunt in a spacious old mansion can't decide whether her future will find her with a childhood playmate now back from Pacific warfare, or with his brother, a handsome engineer in her grandfather's firm. Significant general wear, moderate chipping to spine ends, some creasing to front cover, thick diagonal crease across top edge of back cover, some fading to edges. View more info

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A Girl, A Guy and a Lullaby (signed)

By: Morris, Debrah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silhouette 1549: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015862


Romance. A well-along pregnant woman returns to her hometown where she captures the heart of a hunky cowboy who doesn't mind in the slightest that she's as big as an Edsel with someone else's child. This copy signed by Morris on title page. 184 pages. Impressions/scratches, dampstaining to last half of book, handling wear. Internally tight. View more info

Castaway

By: Murray, Frances

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine 28684: 1981

Edition: 1st Ballantine edition

Seller ID: 013240


Canadian printing. Historical romance set in 1804. A young woman traveling from India to England to claim an inheritance is the sole survivor of a shipwreck, and while "recuperating through the kind hospitality of a farming family on the Isle of Guernsey, she is caught up in the intrigue of the battle between England and France." 202 pages. Spine slant/roll, moderate handling wear. View more info

TONKA and other stories

By: Musil, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 02914: 1969

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 011037


a collection of five novelettes, all originally published in Germany in 1924 or earlier, before the 1965 Martin Secker & Warburg 1st UK edition; translations by Eithne Wilkins and Ernest Kaiser; rubbing, mild edgewear, faint remainder strips across top and bottom edges, tanned pages, moderate general wear; View more info

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MR. RIGHT ON and Other Stories

By: Panter, Nicole

Price: $5.00

Publisher: San Diego & New York & London, Incommunicado Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016450


A limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies, of which this is #666. A collection of short fiction and poetry. Rubbed covers, full-length gentle crease vertically to left edge of front cover, minor edgewear, moderate handling wear. View more info

Country Place

By: Petry, Ann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ace Books H198/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015250


Petry was the first African-American to write a bestselling novel (The Street, 1946). In this one, she writes about "gossip, malice, infidelity and murder" amongst whites in a small town in America. An uncommon edition of a work first published in the US in 1947. 205 pages. Moderate scuffing to covers, tanning, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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I AM YOUR PRISONER FOR LIFE (A Jew in the DPR)

By: Polyak, Ilya

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 2000

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 011972


Fiction based on the author's experiences, this tells the story of a young Jewish boy who, after his parents are exiled to prison camps, ends up in a Children's Receptor-Distributor, which is an orphanage more closely resembling a juvenile prison, and where acts of degradation and physical and mental cruelty are the norm. Originally published in the Moscow magazine, October. 271 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Pursuit of the Phoenix (signed)

By: Price, John-Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Zebra 2962: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Price, on title page

Seller ID: 010125


Paperback original. An American space crew must rescue three Russian cosmonauts from a damaged Soyuz space capsule, but to do so may bring on World War III. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

I Am Elijah Thrush

By: Purdy, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam T7583: 1973

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 014542


138 pages. Mild slant, scuffing to covers, mild edgewear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Selected Short Stories

By: Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 1191:

Seller ID: 008120


15 stories, including "The Roll-Call of the Reef," "The Laird's Luck," and "Corporal Sam"; View more info

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The Falcon #3: The Bloody Cross

By: Ramsay, Mark (pseudonym of John Maddox Roberts)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Signet AE1917: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018005


The third Draco Falcon historical adventure in the Age of Chivalry, this one finding the Ultimate Warrior in medieval Paris, facing the menacing Knights Templar, who rule "an empire of satanic evil with iron hands and razor-edged steel." And, of course, we also have a ravishing duchess just to spice things up, as she makes "man after man slave and victim of her insatiable appetites." (she's always hungry?) 186 pages. Crease to bottom left corner of fro... View more info

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The Falcon #1: The Falcon Strikes

By: Ramsay, Mark (pseudonym of John Maddox Roberts)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Signet AE1770: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018017


First in the historical adventure series featuring Draco Falcon in the Age of Chivalry, this one finding the Ultimate Warrior back from the Crusades and hunting through Europe "for the traitors who had betrayed hinm in the Holy Land." And naturally we also have a ravishing wanton who makes him "an offer that his flesh could not refuse" (I bet his flesh didn't even try!). 172 pages + 14-page excerpt from Book 2 in the series + brief 1-page author biograp... View more info

Darling

By: Raphael, Frederic

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet D2766: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011135


paperback original; the back cover blurb describes the main female character of this one as "a reckless seeker of self caught up in a frenzied sexcursion of jet-set Europe," which I'm taking to mean that she knows what ceilings look like; a novelization of the Embassy Pictures film of the same name, starring Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, and Julie Christie; front cover is a photograph of Christie in front of a mirror, admiring two of her charms, while the back c... View more info

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Stranger and Alone

By: Redding, J. Saunders

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library 327: 1951

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 017802


Abridged from the original hardcover edition published in 1950 by Harcourt, Brace and Company. The son of a white father and a black mother feels alienated from both races, so he does what any alienated young man might do: sets out "to achieve personal success at any cost," even if his "selfish quest was doomed to culminate in a monstrous betrayal of his own people." 222 pages, plus 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles. Moderate ... View more info

Fair Wind to Java

By: Roark, Garland

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Permabooks P127:

Seller ID: 008752


Historical fiction originally published in 1948, in hardcover, by Doubleday & Company. Two ruthless men -- one a murderous captain and the other determined to destroy him -- battle for power and the wealth of the exotic Indies. Slant, edgewear, impressions, previous owner's name, moderate general wear. View more info

Rangeland Nurse

By: Roberts, Suzanne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace F-419: 1967

Seller ID: 010274


romance; a Kentucky nurse looking for adventure and romance leaves bluegrass country for the mountains of the West in order to care for a little boy confined to a wheelchair, and soon finds herself (surprise!) falling in love with the boy's widower father, a (surprise!) handsome rancher whose attitude toward his son is bitterness and indifference; 127 pgs., cover illustration by Koenig; rubbing, partial crease to left portion of front cover, moderate handling wear; inter... View more info

Co-ed in White

By: Roberts, Suzanne

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Ace D-581: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011093


paperback original; nurses, doctors, romance, angst, the usual stuff; light general wear, faint stain to top right corner of back cover; internally tight and clean; View more info

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The Great Snow

By: Robinson, Henry Morton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Panther Books 1442: 1962

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 017510


A successful New York businessman and his family are "isolated in their country home by a tremendous snow blizzard" that rages for twenty days, during which the businessman's "existence became a living hell as he fought for his own and his family's survival; waged a frantic struggle against the sieging cold; the slow, creeping grip of hunger; the probing fingers of disease, and against the claws of fear -- that turn seemingly civilised men into animals." ... View more info

The Sea Hawk

By: Sabatini, Rafael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library 91: 1946

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 009946


historical adventure and piracy on the high seas; a former commander of one of Her Majesty's ships captures a Spanish vessel and invades the coast of England, carrying away a girl whose love for him has been poisoned by falsehood, and for whom he defies his commander when she is to become part of a harem; mild edgewear, sunning to edges of end papers and pastedowns; internally very tight and clean; a nice bright copy; View more info

The Sea Hawk

By: Sabatini, Rafael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 217: 1953

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00349


Historical adventure and piracy on the high seas. A former commander of one of Her Majesty's ships captures a Spanish vessel and invades the coast of England, carrying away a girl whose love for him has been poisoned by falsehood, and for whom he defies his commander when she is to become part of a harem. Spine slant, rubbing, moderate edgewear, scuffed edges, lightly sunned spine (entirely legible). View more info

Edna, The Inebriate Woman

By: Sandford, Jeremy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pan 02715: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014666


Paperback original, based on the BBC television production of the same name, and the first of a trilogy entitled 'In The Time of Cathy.' 127 pages. Book store stamp to inside front cover, small ink initial to top right corner of front end paper, moderate general wear. View more info

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Thief of Hearts (signed)

By: Sandoval, Lynda (pseudonym of Lynda Sandoval Cooper)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Encanto/Pinnacle 12358/Kensington: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015840


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Romance. A confirmed (and, understandably, happy) bachelor comes across the woman of his dreams while stopping "to help the victims of a highway pileup," but naturally the woman of his dreams has had enough of his sort, so she's not much interested. A torrid romance ensues. Uncommon signed. 256 pages. Minor spine roll, light edgewear, uneven reading crease to left edge of front cover. View more info

Rock Wagram

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 945: 1952

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 009769


originally published in hardcover in 1951 by Doubleday; a man who rises from bartender to Hollywood star, swimming in money and married to a beautiful girl who is herself rich, learns when the bottom falls out of his world that he doesn't have the only thing he really needs (a good scout knife, no doubt); some slant, moderate edgewear, general handling wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

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The Hidden Heart (inscribed & signed)

By: Schulze, Sharon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin Historicals 29084: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015858


Romance. A title from the author's l'Eau Clair Chronicles series. This copy inscribed and signed, in pink ink, at bottom of front end paper. 297 pages. Minor slant, impressions/scratches, moderate handling wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Highland Rebel No. 1: The Devil's Clan

By: Scott, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New English Library NEL 33996: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008999


paperback original; historical fiction set in 1746 Scotland, and featuring a quartet of Scottish rebels battling against the triumphant English army as it marches through the Highlands, slaughtering "men, women and children indiscriminately, raping, looting, cramming their jails with the wounded and laying the countryside to waste;" terrific wraparound cover illustration by Colin Andrew; remainder mark to top edge, impressions, some tanning, moderate general wear... View more info

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The Dark Stranger

By: Seale, Sara

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Harlequin 870: 1964

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017873


When a gypsy fortune teller informs a young woman that a dark stranger will come into her life the young woman is disbelieving, since she has one of those evil stepmothers who keeps her "decidedly in the background." But this being a Harlequin and all, I figure it won't be long before the background becomes the foreground and romance blooms, especially after someone clubs the evil stepmother over the head, sets fire to her, then scatters her ashes to the winds s... View more info

Girl Intern

By: Seifert, Elizabeth

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Harlequin 326: 1956

Edition: 2nd Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 010979


a female doctor must prove herself to a hospital chief of staff who happens to think that women -- lacking impersonality, decision and moral fibre -- should not be in medicine; cover by Rickard; small inked "S" just beneath Harlequin logo at top left corner of front cover, some dampstain to back cover, handling wear, crease to top right corner tip of front cover; View more info

The Honor of Dr. Shelton

By: Seifert, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 3702: 1963

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 012049


Canadian printing. Originally published in hardcover in 1962 by Dodd, Mead. When a pair of "nice" girls find themselves in the sort of trouble which "nice" girls usually manage to avoid, gossip soon links them to a doctor who is suspected of performing illegal operations, which leads to the doctor's patients avoiding him, his colleagues' suspicion, and the doubt of his wife. 223 pages, cover illustration by App. Spine roll/slant, short separations at bott... View more info

Three Doctors

By: Seifert, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 369: 1956

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00401


Nurse-and-doctor stuff. Cover by Norm Eastman. Previous owner's signature and small scribble on inside front cover, slanted/sunned spine, creasing to covers, small flaked area where apparent sticker removal took some finish with it, soil to front cover, small scrape to spine. View more info

Two-Time Doll

By: Semple, Gordon

Price: $9.50

Publisher: News Stand Library 38: 1949

Edition: 1st News Stand Library edition

Seller ID: 010135


Cdn.; a woman engaged to the boss's son becomes reacquainted with a past lover, and after he has a word with her fiance, things get a little complicated; uneven reading creases, edgewear, impressions, handling wear, rubbing, general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Love-Making of Max-Robert

By: Shaplen, Robert

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Ace Books H274/Harborough Publishing: 1959

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015251


Set in the postwar Orient, this "is a compelling picture of the strange, almost incomprehensible behaviour of Western man under the frightening impact of the teeming and increasingly aware people of the East." 187 pages + 5 pages of advertisements for other Ace Books titles. Lightly scuffed covers, tanned pages. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Wind Shifts

By: Sharp, Alan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New English Library NEL 2508: 1969

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 006831


Second volume in a trilogy, and sequel to 'A Green Tree in Gedde.' Moderate edgewear, remainder stripes across top and bottom edges, foxed/lightly soiled edges. View more info

Buccaneer's Revenge

By: Shaw, Adam

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet D3174: 1967

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 005614


Sequel to 'Isle of Delight,' which introduced pirate captain Nathan Halsey. In this one, Halsey and his men swear vengeance against the Dutch, who have murdered their families. Rubbing, reading crease, handling wear. View more info

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BORN IN TWILIGHT (signed), b/w DEAD RINGER

By: Shayne, Maggie (pseudonym of Margaret Benson), b/w Stella Cameron

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stilhouette 48338: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author (Shayne)

Seller ID: 015863


One of the author's romance/vampire stories, this one bound with Cameron's "Dead Ringer" (originally published as "The Legend of Under Widden"). 378 pages. This copy inscribed and signed by Shayne, on title page. Uncommon signed. Mild spine roll, some edgewear, a few impressions/scratches, one bent corner tip. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

Girl on the Left Bank

By: Shepherd, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 578:

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 010392


author's first novel; in post-war Paris a young woman arrives to study art, and finds herself caught in a circle of carefree young compatriots; reading crease, some slant/roll, 3/8" separation to bottom right spine edge, moderate handling wear; View more info

The Far Country

By: Shute, Nevil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine U5001: 1964

Edition: 1st Ballantine edition

Seller ID: 010475


Cdn.; follows the 1952 William Morrow & Company hardcover edition; "a story of two people who have been exposed to horror, combat, uncertainty and hopelessness and who find life again on a new frontier."; some spine roll, moderate edgewear, partially erased ink price/scribble to top edge of front cover, previous owner's initials to top edge of first end paper, light tanning; internally clean; View more info

The Little Saint

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 50542:

Seller ID: 008121


translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman; the author of dozens of psychological suspense novels here offers "the poignant story of a unique little slum boy and, with charm and meticulous detail--re-creates the whole colorful era of Paris in the 1890's, capturing the spirt of the time of Lautrec, the early Picasso, Braque, and Matisse."; spine slant, mild creases to right corners of front cover, mild general wear; View more info

Apalachee Gold

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace D-191: 1956

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 006751


Follows the 1954 Doubleday hardcover first edition. Historical fiction. A group of Spanish adventurers journeys from Florida to almost the Pacific Ocean in a search for gold. Some slant/roll, short nicks/separations at right spine edges, impressions, previous owner's signature, moderate handling wear. View more info

Air Surgeon

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M-4053: 1956

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 009743


a brilliant flight surgeon, his glory-seeking younger brother and the younger brother's wife, end up at the same army camp, leading to a peculiar love triangle; cover by James Meese; short separation to bottom right spine edge, gentle crease to upper left corner of back cover, impressions, light general wear; a nice copy; View more info

The Galileans

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M-4049: 1957

Edition: 3rd thus

Seller ID: 011051


Cdn. printing; a novel of Mary Magdalene, "a woman condemned by man--but cherished by Christ."; cover by Robert Schulz; spine roll, creasing to bottom right corner of front cover, light general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Case History of Comrade V.

By: Sloan, James Park

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Avon Bard 15362: 1973

Edition: 1st Bard edition

Seller ID: 012554


A prisoner supplied with a daily printout detailing his constantly shifting history believes that it and his psychiatrist are in league to make him doubt his own sanity. 160 pages. Rubbing, moderate edgewear, tanning. A nice square copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Nine to Five

By: Smith, Harvey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: White Circle 297: 1947

Edition: 1st White Circle edition

Seller ID: 015262


"There is always something going on in an office, business and monkey business, the office of the Seneca Salt company not excepted." 286 pages. View more info

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DRAGON'S FIN SOUP, Eight Modern Siamese Fables

By: Somtow, S.P.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Bangkok, Asia Books: 2002

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 016475


These eight fables "in the tradition of the Marx Brothers," "where East and West don't meet -- they collide," and "where nothing is as it seems, and even the unreal is an illusion," include the title story, "Lottery Night," "The Steel American," "Chui Chai," "The Bird Catcher," "Diamonds Aren't Forever," "Fiddling for Water Buffaloes," and "The Last Time I Died in Venice." 208 pages (includi... View more info

The Healing Oath

By: Soubiran, Andre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ace Books H193/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015271


First published in French, and here translated from that language by Oliver Coburn. Soubiran continues the story begun in 'The Doctors.' Tells the story of a newly graduated doctor who "takes a post as assistant to an old doctor in a backward country district in the Auvergne." 204 pages + 4 pages of advertisements for other Ace/Harborough titles. Quite possibly an unread copy, since pages 29-32, 61-64 and 157-160 have never been opened. Tanning, moderate sur... View more info

The Affairs of Caroline Cherie

By: St. Laurent, Cecil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 852: 1955

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 011080


reissues the 1954 Crown Publishers edition; third in the series featuring Caroline Cherie, a "wildly passionate, unpredictable young minx" and her amorous adventures in Napoleonic days; translated by Coburn Gilman; cover by Freeman Elliot; View more info

Pacific Gold

By: Stacpoole, H. de Vere

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Collins 309: 1937

Edition: 8th printing

Seller ID: fic.00273


when a young woman fails to make it in Hollywood she runs into a man who promises her more adventure and excitement than Hollywood might have. Slant, edgewear, chipping to corners, previous owner's notation on half-title, rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

Keith Partridge, Master Spy

By: Stanton, Vance

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Curtis 06150: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009987


#6 in the series based on the television show, "The Partridge Family," and featuring Keith doing some goofy thing or other; Stanton is the pseudonym of Michael Avallone, and Uncle Angie manages to slip in a nifty reference to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; light soil to back cover, faint soil marks to bottom of of last half-dozen pages (does not affect text), light general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Pastures of Heaven

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 899:

Seller ID: 008767


originally published in hardcover, in 1932, by Viking; set in a lovely California valley, one of America's greatest writers offers a group of stories, a collection of lives; good stuff; reading creases, impressions, some edgewear, tanning, general wear; previous owner has written the Bantam book number (BA-/-899) in small script on copyright page, and has circled three title numbers in Bantam catalogue at back of book; View more info

Tortilla Flat

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin (US) 599:

Seller ID: 008768


originally published by The Viking Press, in hardcover, in 1935; the story of a man, his friends, and his home, and, in Steinbeck's inimitable style, the interweaving of the three; vertical crease to left portion of front cover, some edgewear, laminate lifting, sunning to cover edges, soiled edges, impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, moderate general wear; View more info

The Wayward Bus

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 752: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 009855


the usual variety of Steinbeck characters, including a voluptuous babe who makes her living at men's clubs, a travelling salesman looking for thrills, a college girl who learned a little more than her parents think, and a driver with a belief in being natural, all of them and others stranded on a lonely road when a bus breaks down; cover by Ben Stahl; some slant, reading creases, previous owner's stamp to inside front cover, another to first end paper, a third to title p... View more info

The Long Valley

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon: 1945

Seller ID: 010322


Cdn.; 14 stories by an American genius (James Gould Cozzens once said, "I can't read ten pages of Steinbeck without throwing up," and I've never forgiven him for it); cover illustration by George A. Corrado; soil to front cover, browned pages, reading crease, some slant, sun-darkened spine, general wear; View more info

The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 402: 1948

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 010381


tie-in for the movie starring Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Miles (cover shows head shots of all three); also contains "Junius Maltby," from Steinbeck's 'The Pastures of Heaven'; edgewear/laminate flaking to edges, handling crease to left edge at middle, spine roll; View more info

Cup of Gold

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library 216: 1949

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 010960


the desire to take the beautiful Ysobel leads Henry Morgan, King of the Pirates, to lay waste to the mightiest citadel in Spanish America; strong slant, some edgewear, 3/8" separation to bottom right spine edge, rubbing, some waviness, faded edges; internally tight; View more info

Tortilla Flat

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet P2189: 1963

Edition: 3rd thus

Seller ID: 011547


a bunch of people are just thrilled with life as long as they get to eat and drink, with a minimum of work (hey, who *isn't*?); rubbing, diagonal crease to top left corner of back cover, previous owner's name on inside front cover, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

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Kate Hardy

By: Stevenson, D.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, White Circle CD 452: 1950

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017621


An uncommon edition of Stevenson's story about a writer who is tired of being successful (obviously a few berries short of a pie), and who moves to a sleepy village where, unfortunately, she soon finds herself giving up her peace in order "to search out the poison pen" of someone sending anonymous letters revealing village secrets. 160 pages. Surface wear, wear to corners/edges, soiled/dampstained covers, some dampstaining to edges, loose signatures. View more info

Kidnapped

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1923

Seller ID: 010918


a title from the publisher's Collection of British Authors series, this being Vol. 2526; scratch to front, some slant, previous owner's signature (twice), moderate general wear; View more info

Doctor By Day

By: Stone, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harlequin 142: 1951

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00402


Aiming for service instead of money, a successful doctor decides to set up office as a general practitioner, only to find himself dealing with idle women and neurotic men, from the frivolous blonde office assistant with a fixation on him, to a boy afraid of the draft. Strong spine slant, 1" piece of bottom spine chipped/peeled off, wear/light chipping to top spine, reading crease, edgewear, creasing, thin chipping to 1" strip along bottom edge of front cover and... View more info

Michael O'Halloran

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008655


No date (circa 1930). Pulp edition. The author's classic story about a newspaper seller who tries to find a family for a little crippled girl. Cover illustration by Frank Marston. Torn corners, separations to spine edges, impressions/scratches, small pieces torn from edges of back cover, tanning. Internally tight. Fragile from the outset, and thus an uncommon edition in any condition. View more info

On The Line

By: Swados, Harvey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dell 36710: 1978

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 004866


The fictional stories of nine men working on an automobile assembly line, and the stark reality of their work set against their dreams, disappointments and tragedies. Introduction by Daniel Aaron. Some gentle creasing, moderate edgewear. View more info

VAGABOND PROPHET, A Novel of Nostradamus & His Time

By: Symons, Allene

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Avon 84459: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012571


Paperback original. 185 pages (including Chronology, Bibliography), cover illustration by Wayne Barlowe. A hint of edgewear, tiny abrasion to bottom edge of front cover, short handling crinkle to top left of same. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Three Ships West

By: Symons, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 207: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00404


Historical adventure featuring mutiny, intrigue, treasure, shipwrecks, Christopher Columbus heading into the great unknown in those three ships that that Isabella broad gave him--this one's got it all, boys and girls. Strong spine slant, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, rubbing, scraping to spine ends and edges, short separations at bottom edges, light soil to back cover, bottom page corners stained blue. Internally tight. View more info

Southern Territory

By: Tallant, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 885: 1953

Edition: 2nd Pocket edition

Seller ID: 009973


Cdn.; a story about hard-working and hard-drinking travelling salesmen taking their pleasure where they can, and dreaming of a home they hardly ever visit; cover by Tom Dunn; two diagonal creases to front cover, full-length vertical crease to back cover, some slant, moderate edgewear, handling wear; internally tight; View more info

Black Jade

By: Taylor, Angeline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: White Circle CD357: 1948

Edition: 1st White Circle edition

Seller ID: 010399


The story of an 18th century Caribbean planter and his exotic slave-mistress, purchased at auction and tied to him by strange bonds. Reading crease, handling wear, previous owner's tape repair to bottom right spine edge, impressions, general wear. View more info

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The Dark Urge

By: Taylor, Robert W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid G72: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017832


"He did strange things with strange women -- and then his wife found out!" (damn those finding-out wives, anyway). 254 pages. Some spine slant/roll, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, nicks/short separations to top spine edges, corner creasing, moderate general wear. Should be handled with the care and fondness due vintage paperbacks. View more info

Adventures in the Skin Trade, and Other Stories

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet S1281: 1956

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 009680


reissues the 1953 New Directions hardcover; a book of stories by a guy who made some pretty significant contributions to English literature before his death at 39; slant, general wear; internally tight; View more info

Love Knows No Barriers

By: Thomas, Will

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Signet 832: 1950

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 006294


Originally published in 1947 by Creative Age Press, under the much more interesting and provocative title, 'God Is For White Folks,' and revised by the author for this edition. Interracial desire leads to conflict on an isolated and decaying Louisiana plantation. Some slant, thin reading crease, impressions, some edgewear, tanning, diagonal crease to back cover, moderate general wear. View more info

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Appointment With Venus

By: Tickell, Jerrard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto & Winnipeg, Harlequin 370: 1956

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017455


A valuable cow left on a Channel Island occupied by German troops is rescued just before the German commander, a cattle breeder in saner times, can have the beast shipped to Germany. Basis for the 1951 film of the same name, which starred David Niven, Glynis Johns and George Coulouris. 191 pages. A bit of slant/roll, light edgewear, previous owner's name to top edge of front cover, thin corner crease to bottom right corner of same, impressions/surface wear, a creased ... View more info

Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket 515: 1948

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 009752


Tolstoy's classic (well, *one* of them) is here translated by Constance Garnett, and abridged/edited by Herbert M. Alexander; tie-in edition for the movie starring Vivien Leigh, Sir Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore; cover shows a scene from the movie; sunning to spine, spine roll, previous owner's signature, moderate general wear; View more info

The Erl-King

By: Tournier, Michel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fontana 33894:

Seller ID: 014526


Author's second novel, and the first ever to be chosen unanimously for the prestigious Prix Goncourt. Originally published in French in 1970, and here translated from that language by Barbara Bray. 317 pages. Shallow circular impression to top right corner of front cover, previous owner's name to top right corner of front end paper, light tanning. So internally tight that I doubt it has ever been read. A very nice copy. View more info

The Ice Saints

By: Tuohy, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 2505: 1966

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 004913


A visit from the West seems to bring hope for a Polish family. Winner of the 1963-64 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the 1964 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for best novel. The usual tanning to Penguins of this vintage, rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

The Son Avenger

By: Undset, Sigrid

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cardinal GC-223: 1964

Edition: 1st Cardinal edition

Seller ID: 004914


The fourth book of the author's The Master of Hestviken tetralogy, which garnered her the 1928 Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Norwegian by Arthur G. Chater. Cover by M. Charles. Gentle crease to top right corner of front cover, small chips to bottom spine corners, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Macamba

By: Van Saher, Lilla

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library/Eagle Books EB11: 1954

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 010817


Cdn. printing; originally published in 1949, in hardcover, by E.P. Dutton & Company; a man who is irresistible to women and who has preyed on "every easy girl in the Caribbean" (*every* easy girl in the Caribbean? -- the poor guy must be exhausted!), has remained unsatisfied until he meets a "white girl who had everything to give--and was afraid to give it." (uh huh); front cover illustration shows some rubber-spined babe dancing in a gyrational frenzy su... View more info

Candide

By: Voltaire

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lion 107: 1952

Edition: 1st Lion edition

Seller ID: fic.00437


The classic story of immorality in Europe's bawdiest age. Translated by Walter J. Fultz. Slant, full-length vertical crease thickly down right edge of front cover, other gentler creasing, handling wear. View more info

The Hucksters

By: Wakeman, Frederic

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley BG-178: 1958

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 010338


originally published in 1946, in hardcover, by Rinehart & Company; a novel of the advertising world, and the ruthless, cynical men and women competing for the big money; small chip out of top right spine, nicks to bottom spine edges, minor slant/roll, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, moderate general wear; View more info

Woman Doctor

By: Walker, Dorothy Pierce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 319: 1956

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 010572


a woman who wishes to enter medicine is opposed by a doctor who disapproves of women in medicine, and this being a Harlequin Romance, guess what?: she's got a major attraction to the big lug; spine roll, creasing, small ink 'S' at left edge (barely noticeable because the background, too, is blue); View more info

The Haunting of Amersham Manor

By: Weaver, Martha Ann

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carousel 70001/American Art Enterprises: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015150


Gothic. When two women seek lodging to escape a torrential downpour they discover themselves in an ancient manor, but "little did they suspect they had also stumbled upon a strange and bizarre mystery." 157 pages. Some spine slant, tiny soil mark to fore-edge, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Longwalker's Child (signed)

By: Webb, Debra

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harlequin 16864: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015765


A title from the publisher's American Romance series. This copy signed on title page ("Happy reading! Debra Webb.") Light edge/corner wear. Internally tight. View more info

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ARABISCHE MARCHEN aus der welt von Tausendundeine Nacht

By: Wehr, Hans (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Munchen, Wilhelm Goldmann 1406:

Seller ID: 008175


No date (possibly 1959). German-language edition. Moderate general wear. A nice copy; View more info

The Chain

By: Wellman, Paul I.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma P115: 1951

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: 009656


originally published in 1949 by Doubleday; a story of love, hate and revenge, of a rich, spoiled woman and a man of God with a secret in his past, a secret which, when it comes to light, causes an entire town to turn against him; chipping to spine ends, some roll, light edgewear, previous owner's signature, fading to edges; View more info

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DAVID HARUM, A Story of American Life

By: Westcott, Edward Noyes

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 41: 1946

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 015710


"The story of the shrewdest and most crotchety banker who ever traded horses or brought young lovers together." Basis for the film starring Will Rogers. Author's name misspelled as Westscott on front cover. 312 pages, cover illustration by Edgard Cirlin. Moderate handling wear. Internally tight and clean. A nice copy. View more info

Captain For Elizabeth

By: Westcott, Jan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 164: 1952

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 008904


historical fiction; follows the Crown hardcover edition; the story of Captain Tom Cavendish and his adventures in the service of Queen Bess; or, as the publisher would have it, "A lusty novel of piracy, stolen treasure and women abandoned to the unknown."; slant, sunned spine, a bit of soil, impressions, 1" separations at bottom spine edges, previous owners' names on title page, again at top of following page, general wear; View more info

Desperate Measures

By: Wheatley, Dennis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Arrow 912850: 1976

Edition: 1st Arrow edition

Seller ID: 011723


Originally published in 1974, in hardcover, by Hutchinson & Co. A Roger Brook story set in 1814, and finding Napoleon about to subject Europe to another war. Paperback, 415 pages (including 'The Roger Brook Saga'), uncredited wraparound cover illustration. Rubbing, foxing to top edge, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Winged Sword

By: White, Leslie Turner

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cardinal C-246: 1957

Edition: 1st Cardinal edition

Seller ID: 011065


"A bold, lusty tale of eleventh-century France and the Crusades"; cover by Charles Binger; thin reading crease, some spine roll, 2 small soil marks to bottom edge, light handling wear; View more info

Private Matters

By: Wicker, Amberlina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pinnacle 02468:

Seller ID: 008757


paperback original; author's second novel; a handsome thief on the run meets a woman he hopes to seduce into helping him, but before long, romantic entanglements ensue; impressions/thin scratches, a hint of general wear; an unread copy, internally tight and clean; View more info

And So--Victoria

By: Wilkins, Vaughan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Giant Pan X6: 1956

Edition: 1st Giant Pan edition

Seller ID: 009449


originally printed in 1937 by Jonathan Cape, this edition was revised by the author; a novel of 1820's England, "in the days of Queen Victoria's 'wicked uncles.'"; cover by Sax; View more info

A New Kind of Love

By: Williams, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 6329: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009122


a paperback original published as a tie-in for the Meville Shavelson-written/directed movie of the same name, which starred Paul Newman as an out-of-work sports writer exiled to Paris, and Joanne Woodward as an American career woman possessed of success and money, but missing something very much resembling Paul Newman; the movie co-starred Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor, and Maurice Chevalier; contains 4 pages of scenes from the movie; moderate edgewear, mild slant, crease to ... View more info

I, James McNeill Whistler

By: Williams, Lawrence

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Berkley 02387: 1973

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 006965


Originally published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster in 1972. The highly fictionalized autobiography of a lusty artist whose real-life painting of his mother is one of the best-known in history. Rubbing, thin reading crease, impressions, sunned spine, date stamp to top edge, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

None So Blind

By: Wilson, Mitchell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hillman 182: 1960

Edition: 1st Hillman edition

Seller ID: 010522


reissues the 1945 Simon & Schuster hardcover; a man falls in love with a woman married to a successful painter; moderate general wear; View more info

Up-Tight

By: Winfield, Dick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Paperback Library 52-605: 1967

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 018006


A "cowardly, straight-laced private eye" named Doolie is involved with "a gorgeous, anything-goes goddess" who can only be seen by Doolie. 176 pages. Light rubbing, light surface wear, circular impression to back cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Song Without Sermon

By: Woolf, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 304: 1951

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007525


Reissues the 1950 Creative Age Press first edition. A woman who married a man she didn't love in order to give her illegitimate son a name, and who married another man to give him a gentleman's education, has produced a parasite who is ready to accept all favours from men and women alike (I think he's in government, now). Spine roll, impressions, front cover slightly pulled from fore-edge, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, tanning. View more info

Blake Hospital

By: Worley, Dorothy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 376: 1957

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 011052


doctors, nurses, hospitals -- the usual Harlequin Romance fare; spine slant/roll, reading crease, ink "S" to top left of front cover, rubbing, general wear; View more info

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Beau Sabreur

By: Wren, P.C. (Percival Christopher)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: John Murray: 1961

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 016927


Sequel to 'Beau Geste.' Major de Beaujolais "is detailed for a dangerous secret mission among hostile Arabs." A bit of slant/spine roll, mild edgewear, light flaking to top right corner of front cover, front end paper excised. View more info

ENGLISH STORY, Fourth Series

By: Wyatt, Woodrow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins White Circle c302: 1945

Edition: Services edition

Seller ID: fic.00289


An uncommon edition of an anthology featuring James Hanley, Sid Chaplin, Inez Holden, Diarmuid Kelly, Kenneth Gee, Gwyn Jones, Naomi Mitchison, H.E. Bates, Henry Treece, Denys Val Baker, Glyn Jones, others. Faint oval stamp ("Officer's Mess RCAF/Topcliffe") to front cover, dusty/tanned edges, some slant, rubbing, handling wear, gentle creasing, rounded corners. View more info

Opus 21

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 722:

Seller ID: 008545


a writer, a doctor, a call girl, and a wife running from her homosexual husband are among a volatile group of transients passing through a fashionable New York hotel, about to come into heated contact; cover by Charles Skaggs; some spine roll/slant, thin reading crease, moderate handling wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

Footprint of Cinderella

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 140: 1946

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 010429


map-back; reissues the 1931 Murray Hill Books edition; faded edges, a bit of slant, several gentle diagonal creases to top right corner of front cover; View more info

Drunkard

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arrow 027: 1968

Edition: 1st Arrow edition

Seller ID: 013206


A title from one of Zola's "great series of novels showing the life of successive generations of a French family. Set in the atmosphere of the Parisian slums it is a dramatic story of the interaction between degrading environment and flaws of character." Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Arthur Symons. Introduction by Alec Brown. Small flaked area to top of front cover (presumed sticker removal) moderate edgewear, 1/8" ... View more info

THE GAME IS OVER... (also published as The Kill)

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Arrow 940: 1967

Edition: 2nd Arrow impression

Seller ID: 015252


Originally published in French as 'La Curee', and here translated by A. Teixeira de Mattos. Movie tie-in edition for Roger Vadim's film, 'The Game is Over...', which starred Jane Fonda and Peter McEnery. 320 pages. Edgewear, handling wear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info