Category: Vintage Paperbacks (pre-1970)


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Killer In Town

By: Adams, Clifton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell First Edition A199, 1959

Edition: First Edition

Cdn.; two friends find themselves on opposite sides of the law, one a Territory marshal, the other a wanted man in Kansas; cover by John Leone; spine slant; internally tight and clean; View more info

No Time Like Tomorrow

By: Aldiss, Brian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet S1683, 1959

Edition: 1st Signet edition

A collection of twelve "adventures of men who dare to tamper with time and space--to unleash an infinity of danger." Some rubbing, small nick to top right spine edge, short diagonal tear to bottom spine edge (no loss of paper), slight tanning. Internally tight and clean, a nice copy. View more info

A Killer in Whiskey Smith

By: Allen, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace 44250, 1971

The third of the author's titles set in Whiskey Smith, "the jumping off spot for the real Wild West of the frontier days." A man who was judged to be defending himself when he killed three men on a Fort Smith street is heading back to the same town, looking for his brother's killers. Only mild wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Like Wild

By: Allen, Eric

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Derby, Monarch 345, 1963

Edition: First Edition

A man returning to Florida after a stint fighting guerrillas in Laos is faced with a corrupt fellow who wishes to steal his land, the corrupt fellow's woman (who wishes to teach him a thing or two about "how to stake out a claim on a man no matter what his previous commitments"), and his fiancee's kid sister, who wants him, and doesn't particularly care that he's her sister's betrothed (the poor sonuvabitch shoulda stayed in Laos -- he'd have fewer complications ... View more info

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Autobiography of a Flea

By: Anonymous (Stanislas de Rhodes)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher,

Edition: First American Publication

A classic in the field of erotica, first published in 1887, and the basis for the 1976 porno film of the same name. Although the words "First American Publication" are emblazoned across the top of the front cover, there is no publisher listed, no place, no date, or any copyright information. A bit of slant, moderate edgewear, some creasing, surface wear, light tanning. View more info

Fury in the Heart

By: Ballard, W.T. (pseudonym of Todhunter Ballard)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 134, 1959

Edition: First Edition

Paperback original. Okay, here's the deal (pay attention, now, 'cause it gets complicated): in the Hollywood branch of something called Etna Publication Relations we've got a head honcho with a chick named Kitten, who, in order to get ahead, is willing to switch her bodily allegiance to the head honcho's heir apparent, who's determined to replace the honcho, said honcho being the target of a virginal young thing eager to explore a little of the erotic life, while in the... View more info

The Planet Seekers

By: Barton, Erle

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vega VSF-7, 1966

Edition: 1st Vega edition

Created to serve mankind, a strange new race of modified men with fantastic powers and a kind of immortality finds a barrier between themselves and the old race. Cover illustration by Fox. Small ink numerals at top of front cover (30/9, indicating, no doubt, that when it was new the corner bookstore received it on the 30th of September). Tight and square. View more info

A House of Women

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower Dell 3825, 1965

Edition: 1st thus

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 Black Camel

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket / Pocket Books of Canada 133, 1944

Edition: 10th printing

Canadian printing. When an actress is murdered, our philosophical detective oozes into something approaching action as he deals with "the confusion of alibis, false clues, and a weird crystal gazer," until, "at the forty-eighth hour the tangled skein unravels to reveal a nerve-tingling solution!" 275 pages + author biography and advertisements for other Pocket titles. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, light soil, surface wear, moderate wear to... View more info

Space By The Tale

By: Bixby, Jerome

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine U2203, 1964

Edition: First Edition

Canadian printing. Eleven sf stories by the author of one of the all-time great stories in the field ("It's A *Good* Life," sadly, not in this particular collection). Cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. A nice copy w/some minor smudging to front cover, mild general wear. View more info

The Brat

By: Brewer, Gil

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Greenwich, Gold Medal 708,

Edition: 2nd printing

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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The Brick Foxhole

By: Brooks, Richard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Studio 110,

Edition: 1st Studio edition

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

Machines That Built America

By: Burlingame, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet Key Ks327, 1955

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Originally published in hardcover in 1953, by Harcourt, Brace & Company. "From the automatic flour mills of Oliver Evans to Henry Ford's system of mass production, this is the adventurous and exciting story of the ingenious men whose inventions and enterprise welded a struggling young country into a great industrial nation." 166 pages (including index) + 2 pages of listings for other Mentor/Signet Key titles. Rubbing, reading crease, edgewear, small chip to ed... View more info


By: Byrd, Richard E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Star K-102T,

reissue of the 1938 hardcover edition first published by G.P. Putnam's Sons; the story of the author's five months spent in total isolation at Antarctica's Advance Base, a tiny hut south of Little America; mild slant/roll, moderate general wear; a nice copy, internally tight and clean; View more info

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Till Death Do Us Part

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 793, 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery. A man engaged to be married isn't certain whether or not his bride-to-be is a killer. Light scuffing, thin scratches, mild slant, dusty edges, minor soil, tanning, bottom corners of last four pages chipped (does not affect text). View more info