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Killer In Town

By: Adams, Clifton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell First Edition A199: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009431

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 005983

Condition: Near Fine


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

Seller ID: 007875

Condition: Near Fine


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

Seller ID: 018154

Condition: Near Fine


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 with the guerrillas). 141 pages + 3 pages of advertisements for other books published by Monarch, cover illustration by Geor... View more info

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An AFB 5-book historical fiction multi-pack: Bedford Village, Sun in Their Eyes, The Last Frontier, A Breath of Scandal, The Secret Road

By: Allen, Hervey, Monte Barrett, Howard Fast, Bonnie Golightly, Bruce Lancaster

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dell D128, Popular Library 224, White Circle CD 458, Avon T-474, Perma M-3016:

Edition: Various editions

Seller ID: 018330

Condition: Good or better


All five titles are in Good (occasionally bertter) condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of historical fiction novels, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to the back shelf of the literary closet. To browse through other multi-packs, enter "AFB multi-pack" in the title field, and click Search. (Sorry, but no substitutions of titles.) View more info

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An AFB 5-book SF multi-pack: Guardians of Time, Billenium, Passport to Eternity, Galactic Derelict, Beyond the Spectrum

By: Anderson, Poul, J.G. Ballard (2), Andre Norton, Martin Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ballantine 422 K, Berkley F667, Berkley F823, Ace D-498, Paperback Library 52-554:

Seller ID: 018315

Condition: Good or better


Three collections of short stories (both Ballards and the Anderson) and two novels. 'Bilennium' is in G condition -- the rest are VG. None have loose or missing pages, all are offered for those who just wish to read classic sf. To browse through other multi-packs, enter AFB multi-pack in the title field, and click Search. (Sorry, but no substitutions of titles). 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

Seller ID: 018026

Condition: Good


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

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The Small Back Room

By: Balchin, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Lion Books 31: 1950

Edition: 1st Lion Books edition

Seller ID: 011483

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 must face." (I don't think "probe" is the right word in this particular instance, although I do admit to the bet... 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

Seller ID: 005578

Condition: Good


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 background of all of this, patiently waiting for everything between the honcho and the heir apparent and the chick and the v... View more info

The Planet Seekers

By: Barton, Erle

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vega VSF-7: 1966

Edition: 1st Vega edition

Seller ID: 009409

Condition: Near Fine


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

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A House of Women

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Mayflower Dell 3825: 1965

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 013066

Condition: Good


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

Trial and Error

By: Berkeley, Anthony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books 307: 1945

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 018294

Condition: About Very Good


A man "doomed to almost immediate death because of a weak heart" decides "to make one final gesture and eliminate from the scene the most obnoxious person he could find." (This was written in 1937, nine years before Donald J. Trump was born, so unfortunately....) 329 pages + two pages promoting other titles offered by Pocket Books. Spine slant/roll, laminate lifting around edges, minor chipping to spine ends. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Chinese Parrot

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 344:

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: mys.00018

Condition: Good


Canadian printing. A Charlie Chan mystery. Strong slant, reading crease, creased corners, light soil to edges, rubbing to back cover. 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

Seller ID: 017734

Condition: Good or better


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 corners/spine ends. View more info

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Run Tough, Run Hard

By: Bingham, Carson (pseudonym of Bruce Cassiday)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Derby, Monarch Books 194: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018227

Condition: Very Good


A young fellow is beset by the usual teenage problems: his parents don't care for his relationship with a virginal young thing, he is constantly bothered by a hottie trying "to arouse his nascent manhood" (he's a teenager, for Godssake -- how tough can that be?), and the hottie's mother thinks he will be "a nice change from the tired businessmen who beat a path to her bed." And then there's this repellent group of juvenile delinquents on motorcycles, whose "dedication to debauchery and wanton destruction" appeals to his dark side. I'm pretty sure that Disney won't be... View more info

Space By The Tale

By: Bixby, Jerome

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine U2203: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008162

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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

John Smith Hears Death Walking

By: Blassingame, Wyatt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bartholomew House/Bart House Books 5: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013029

Condition: Good to Very Good


Paperback original. A collection of the detective's cases. 190 pages. Some slant, slightly sunned spine, edgewear, reading crease, moderate general wear. View more info

Johnny Saxon

By: Bogart, William G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 114: 1951

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: mys.00421

Condition: About Good


Private investigator and former mystery writer Johnny Saxon is hired to help a woman regain her memory, only to discover that she is probably the next target of a killer. Cover by Harman. Slant, thick cover creases, edgewear. View more info

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The Brat

By: Brewer, Gil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Gold Medal 708: 1958

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 007119

Condition: Very Good


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). Slant, uneven 1/4" tear to bottom edge of front cover/first end paper, some mild waviness at spine, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Brick Foxhole

By: Brooks, Richard

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Toronto, Studio 110:

Edition: 1st Studio edition

Seller ID: 017733

Condition: Near Very Good


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 lot). 320 pages, cover photograph shows film close-up of Robert Ryan. Edgewear, thin/uneven crease to top right corner of ... View more info

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The Twins

By: Bruce, Edmund

Price: $35.00

Publisher: No Place, Ug 3013:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018303

Condition: Very Good


No date (circa 1960s). The tender-hearted story of a pair of twins and their sexual escapades. Okay, so it isn't that tender-hearted, but it is about twins (Randy and Sandy), and they do have sexual escapades. 190 pages + 1-page advertisement for a UG book club (now how ordinary is that?). Rubbing, impressions/scratches, corner creases, 3/8" tear to bottom right spine edge, a couple of nicks to fore-edge. If you plan to read this literary masterpiece, as opposed to just shelving it in your collection, it would be wise to do so carefully, since some of these vintage items tend to disintegr... View more info

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The Asphalt Jungle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 714: 1950

Edition: 2nd thus

Seller ID: 017355

Condition: About Very Good


Canadian printing. "It had been 'the perfect crime' until one small thing went wrong -- blowing the gang sky-high and leaving the boys clawing for life." 247 pages, cover illustration of one thug hammering another, and looking as if he means it. Vertical creases to left edge of front cover, 1/8" taer to bottom right spine edge, subsequent creasing between that and bottom of vertical creases, light rubbing, a few impressions, wear to top tips of final fifteen or so pages, a little bleed from edge colour to cover edges of back cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Path to the Nest of Spiders

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ace Books H192/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015269

Condition: Good to Very Good


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. Somewhat scarce in this edition. View more info

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The Motel

By: Carr, Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Beacon-Signal B818X / Signal-Beam / UPD Book Export: 1965

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 018254

Condition: Near Fine


Canadian paperback original. Myrna and Emily and Peggy and Aggie and Anne and some guy named Jackson are the protagonists in this little immorality tale about a motel where there's "always room for one more couple!" (or, apparently, combination thereof). 154 pages + 6 pages of advertisements for other timeless literature of the Beacon ilk. A very nice, tight, unread copy. 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

Seller ID: 005595

Condition: Very Good


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

The Lost Gallows

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 436: 1947

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007982

Condition: Good


Originally published in hardcover in 1931 by Harper & Brothers. "It started when El Moulk's automobile roared crazily through a London fog, its driver dead as a herring. The car screeched to a stop in front of that creaky relic of ancient horrors, the Brimstone Club. Through its cavernous rooms and gaslit passages a murderer hunted victims for a private gallows. The calling cards of a notorious hangman, a miniature gibbet, a length of rope, and an inscription from the tomb of Egyptian kings warned El Moulk and his dazzling French mistress that death was on their trail. It was a perfect ca... View more info

The Bride of Newgate

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon C771: 1952

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: mys.00029

Condition: About Very Good


Canadian printing. Murder and witchcraft in London in 1815. Some slant, flaking to rear spine edge, stain to inside top edge of front cover (not visible on front), ink stain on top edge at corner, rubbing. View more info

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Below Suspicion

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 1119: 1953

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017828

Condition: Good to Very Good


A Dr. Gideon Fell/Patrick Butler story, this one having to do with a pesky cult of devil worshippers, subsequently finding a woman "caught in a web of murder and profane desire" (those profane desires are always a lot more enjoyable than the righteous ones). Edgewear, 1/4' X 1/4" chip from bottom left corner of front cover, rubbing/handling wear, edge spotting, tanning, general wear. Must be handled with care, or you'll be holding pages instead of a book. View more info

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Profane

By: Carter, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Derby 1: 1949

Edition: 1st Derby edition

Seller ID: 017805

Condition: About Good


Canadian publication reissuing the 1947 hardcover edition published by Phoenix Press. A woman with a sordid past (don't they all?) gives up "making sin pay in a big way" to become "a devoted and loving wife," but when a former boyfriend "eager to renew his option on her charms" shows up and infoms her husband about her past, said husband takes a self-righteous hike, whereupon said woman, "having tested sacred love and found it wanting," returns to "pursuing its profane counterpart." 147 pages. Rubbing, reading crease to left front cover, impressions, ... View more info

Natural Causes

By: Cecil, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 368: 1956

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013131

Condition: Good to Very Good


We have all the ingredients for "an ingenious and light-hearted story," including a dipsomaniac blackmailer, a megalomaniac newspaper proprietor, and a respectable High Court judge with a minor offence in his background. 191 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

So Dead The Rose

By: Chaber, M.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 1274: 1960

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: mys.00032

Condition: Very Good


A Milo March adventure-mystery. A bit of slant, nicks to spine ends, light general wear. View more info

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Murder is for Keeps

By: Chambers, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 428: 1964

Edition: 1st Monarch edition

Seller ID: 016685

Condition: Good to Very Good


A private eye gets beaten up, slugged from behind, and almost charged with murder after he accepts a case from a babe with bucks to check up on her stepdaughter's boyfriend. Naturally, after some time, and being the Einstein he is, he gets a little suspicious. 143 pages, cover illustration by Lou Marchetti. Thin scratches, rubbing, moderate handling wear, some spine roll, general wear. View more info

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The Club of Queer Trades

By: Chesterton, G.K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beaconsfield, Delta Books / Darwen Finlayson: 1964

Edition: 1st Delta edition

Seller ID: 017156

Condition: Very Good to Fine


An uncommon edition of this collection of six stories featuring "Cherub" Swinburne, retired judge Basil Grant, and private detective Rupert Grant (Basil's younger brother), and their various encounters with people who make their livings in some unusual way. The stories are "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown," "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation," "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit," "The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent," "The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd," and "The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady." 15... View more info

"Kindle My Passion"

By: Chiari, Don

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Trophy Volume TV 103: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005817

Condition: About Very Good


Paperback original. "Two helpless women swept up in a whirlwind passion of evil forbidden vice." (as opposed, one imagines, to those whirlwind passions of *virtuous* forbidden vice). This one's got all the earmarks of great literature: a crumbling marriage that drives the protagonists to other people: the husband into the arms of another woman who has his child and loses it because of *her* peeping-tom husband's shenanigans, and the wife "into the depraved arms of another woman." (gotta be on constant guard against those depraved arms). Reading crease, rubbing, moderate gene... View more info

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An AFB 5-book general fiction multi-pack: The Dreamers, The Golden Summer, Sailor Town, The Sleeping Mountain, It's a Free Country

By: Clark, J. Bigelow, Anne Duffield, Paul Fox, John Harris, Ben Ames Williams

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Perma M-3020, Pan 425, Bantam 813, Arrow 935, Popular Library 308:

Edition: Various editions

Seller ID: 018327

Condition: Good Reading Copies


All five titles are in Good or better condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of stories, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to the back shelf in the closet of literary history. To browse through other multi-packs, enter "AFB multi-pack" in the title field, and click Search. (Sorry, but no substitutions of titles.) 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Mask

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Perma M4102: 1958

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: fic.00165

Condition: Good to Very Good


Originally published in hardcover in 1957. "A novel of passion, strife, bloodshed and torture on the African frontier." 244 pages, including glossary of South African words. Some spine slant, light wear to spine edges, light general wear. This is a fragile title, and probably wouldn't survive any but the most careful of readings, and even then it would probably give up the ghost. View more info

Practical Economics

By: Cole, G.D.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pelican A6: 1937

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 008342

Condition: Good Reading Copy


256 pages. Scraping to edges, light soil, a couple of dog-earred corners, previous owner's name to top edge of title page, tanning. View more info

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We Burn Like Fire

By: Cook, Will

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 130: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00151

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 about him?]. Every time he got on the track Wendel risked his neck to win. He knew the car could be the instrument of his death, yet there was poetry in danger -- as there was po... View more info

The Glass Triangle

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Dell 522: 1951

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 014062

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Map-back. Originally published in hardcover in 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston, where our intrepid hero must solve two murders following a movie preview. 240 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Some spine slant, thin reading crease to left edge of front cover, light edgewear, moderate handling wear. Cover still bright and attractive, internally tight and clean. View more info

Murder With Pictures

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dell 441: 1950

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 014063

Condition: Very Good


Map-back. Originally published in 1935, in hardcover, by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston. After a murder in Murdock's building, our hero provides an alibi for a stunning blonde, only to find himself headed for big trouble. 192 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Mild slant, light edgewear, scratches, novel shop/soda fountain stamp to inside back cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Case Of The Petticoat Murder

By: Craig, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 784: 1958

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: mys.00089

Condition: Good to Very Good


"She was as greedy as she was beautiful. She was also very dead. So she belonged to me. Why? Because I'm Detective Peter Selby of the New York City Police Department. The young ones, the pretty ones, the ugly ones are mine. Just so long as they're dead. Sometimes it's Park Avenue, sometimes it's Greenwich Village, sometimes it's a dingy West Side walk-up -- but it's always murder." Some slant, light spine end wear, book store stamp on first end paper. View more info

The Cinnamon Murder

By: Crane, Frances

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 130: 1947

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 014075

Condition: Good


A Pat & Jean Abbott mystery. The Abbotts return to New York for another vacation, only to find themselves involved in another murder (maybe they should go somewhere else next year). 214 pages, cover illustration by Denver Gillen. A bit of spine slant/roll, slightly sunned (entirely legible) spine, some mustiness. Internally tight. View more info

The Long Search

By: Creasey, John (writing as Gordon Ashe)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corgi SC1379: 1963

Edition: 1st Corgi edition

Seller ID: 012971

Condition: Very Good


A Patrick Dawlish thriller. "Patrick Dawlish's wife went to visit friends in America -- and disappeared. Dawlish went to find her; and found instead that a man she had met had been murdered." Scarce in the first Corgi edition. 160 pages. A bit of spine slant/roll, light edgewear, original price sticker, tanning. View more info

Opium Flower

By: Cushman, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam J2553: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011514

Condition: Good


introduces Ryan, international adventurer, who in this one must journey to Laos to stop the flow of opium saturating the United States; cover by McGinnis; spine roll, thin reading crease, waviness, crosscrack, some noticeable but unobtrusive bubbling to front cover (the result, no doubt, of contact with liquid); internally so tight that actually reading the thing might split the spine; View more info

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Any Shape or Form

By: Daly, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 811: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017914

Condition: Good to Very Good


A guy throws a party in order to let his wealthy aunt meet her stepchildren. Then women start getting themselves murdered (pretty inconsiderate of them, but whaddaya gonna do?), and Henry Gamadge's brief vacation from detecting comes to an end. 182 pages. Rubbing, handling creases, some spine slant/roll, impressions/scratches, light chipping to spine ends, light soil, tanning. View more info

Taboo

By: Denis, Armand

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Four Square 1913: 1967

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005399

Condition: Good


A look at sex and morality in a variety of locales, including Algeria, Tahiti, Japan, China, and many others. Vertical crease down centre of front cover, rubbing, some impressions, previous owner's bookplate, moderate general wear. View more info

The Practice of Passion

By: Denzer Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 155: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005969

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Punch & Judy Murders

By: Dickson, Carter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books 219: 1943

Edition: 1st Pocket Books edition

Seller ID: 018284

Condition: Good to Very Good


A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. The day before two of Merrivale's young friends are to be married, our hero sends the prospective groom a message urgently requesting his presence in Torquay, where he will assume an undercover role in helping solve a murder -- as a suspect in same, and without support from Merrivale. 221 pages + a couple of pages stirring up patriotic feelings for the war effort, one-page author biography, several pages promoting other titles published by Pocket. Uneven vertical creasing to full length of front cover, some spine sunning, handling creases to back cover. Inter... View more info

My Friends From Cairnton

By: Duncan, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pan 02133: 1968

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013076

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Hangman's Whip

By: Eberhart, Mignon

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Popular Library 293 / Better Publications of Canada: 1950

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 018243

Condition: Good to Very Good


Canadian printing. A young socialite who still has the hots for a former lover, now married, is re-united with him, and he promises (naturally) that his marriage is finished. Shortly thereafter his wife turns up dead (looks like he was right). Terrific cover illustation by the incomparable Belarski. 190 pages + two pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles. Some spine slant, edgewear, light chipping to spine ends, thin handling crease to middle area of front cover, tanned pages, a little dampstaining to fore-edges of first few pages. Relatively tight and clean. View more info

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Duke

By: Ellson, Hal

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 757: 1952

Edition: 8th printing

Seller ID: 018209

Condition: Near Fine


A "tough young punk" named Duke runs a teen-age gang, and in his spare time takes an active interest in "rape, murder, robbing, dope pushing and running a brothel." (Where does he find the energy? I can barely do two of those things at the same time.) 142 pages + two pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover by the artistic genius who was Rudolph Belarski. A lovely, internally tight and clean copy w/a suggestion of general wear (I doubt that it was ever read). View more info

The Dodge Book of Performance Cars

By: Engel, George S. (editor) (produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pocket 95058: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016912

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. Contains information on Don Garlits, Don White, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bud Faubel, Bobby Harrop, Dave Strickler, Roger Lindamood, Ramchargers, Cotton Owers, Danny Ongais, Dave Pearson, A.J. Foyt, Sam McQuagg, Art Malone, Dick Landy, and The Smoke Eaters, with "inside stories of such great cars as The Turbo-Honker, The Cotton Picker, Little Red Wagon, Color Me Gone, The Yankee Peddler, The Hustler, The Original Dependable, The Flying Carpet, The Candymatic, The Swamp Rat, The Mangler, The Dragmaster Dart, The Flying Barn Door, and King Goat." Bill France, president of ... View more info

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Dark Yearning

By: Everett, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bedside Book BB 1132 / Nagam Corp.: 1960

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018031

Condition: Good reading copy


"Her husband was a monster -- her bridal night a hideous nightmare." (so this is a documentary....? 189 pages. Mild slant, much creasing/handling wear, sticker pull, rubbing, light soil. This is not in the slightest collectible, and is being offered only because there don't seem to be many Bedside Book copies kicking around. View more info

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Crows Can't Count

By: Fair, A.A. (pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 472: 1950

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 018002

Condition: Very Good


A Bertha Cool/Donald Lam mystery first published in hardcover by Morrow & Company in 1946. From the back cover: "Donald Lam gets involved with birds and babes, emeralds and murder." 224 pages, cover illustration by Bob Stanley. Mild slant, thin reading crease to left side of front cover, a bit of waviness, mild surface wear, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Way of a Transgressor

By: Farson, Negley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan Giant X8: 1957

Edition: 1st Pan Giant edition

Seller ID: 005956

Condition: Good


Farson, a journalist, "TOOK PART in the Russian Revolution; WITNESSED violence in India and the arrest of Gandhi; FOUGHT with the Royal Flying Corps; SAILED his own boat across Europe; LIVED as a backwoodsman in British Columbia; SOLD oil in New York, trucks in Chicago, chain in Manchester and arms in Moscow; and was ON THE SPOT as a top foreign correspondent during most of the major events between the two World Wars." (God only knows what he could have done if he didn't have to stop to capitalize everything.) This edition abridged by the author. Cover by Wilton. Some spine roll, ni... View more info

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Beautiful Humbug

By: Fielding, William H.

Price: $5.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017771

Condition: Good


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

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Homicide Johnny

By: Fisher, Steve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library 229: 1950

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 018207

Condition: Very Good


As one murder follows another, "Homicide" Johnny West fears that he and Penny Lane, his babe co-worker, are the killer's next victims. (Some guy named Paul McCartney wrote a song about this particular babe. Oh, sure, he claims that it was in remembrance of a bus terminus between his place and his friend John Lennon's, but hey, I don't believe it for a second. I mean, McCartney was born in 1942, and this paperback was published in 1950, so he was eight years old and probably stealing American paperbacks with lurid covers from the neighbourhood newsagent's.) Originally published in h... View more info

Lover Boy

By: Flint, John B.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Belmont 240: 1961

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 007889

Condition: Good


"The unashamed story of lonely women in a little New England town--and the man who wove a net of passions around them all." Strong spine slant, a couple of mild crosscracks, previous owner's name/date/a couple of small ink squiggles to front end paper, handling wear. View more info

Montana Maverick

By: Floren, Lee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lancer 70-072: 1964

Edition: 1st Lancer Books edition

Seller ID: 015337

Condition: Very Good


From the front cover: "The range war was bloody and savage -- and Brad Raleigh rode into a no-man's-land of danger and death." 143 pages. A bit of slant, light general wear. View more info

Beau James

By: Fowler, Gene

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam A1626:

Seller ID: 007728


Cdn.; the life story of James J. Walker, whose adventures included politics, song-writing, the law, and much else; tie-in for the movie starring Bob Hope, Vera Miles, and Paul Douglas; originally published in hardcover by Viking; 246 pgs.; general wear; View more info

The Borgia Blade

By: Fox, Gardner F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belmont 227: 1961

Edition: 1st Belmont edition

Seller ID: 007912

Condition: Near Fine


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

A Day to Die

By: Frazee, Steve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-458: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011020

Condition: Near Fine


Cdn. printing; paperback original; "A blood-red page in American history--the final, terrible battle for possession of the West."; a bit of slant, light rubbing/scuffing; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Stoneware Monkey

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library 11: 1943

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 012799

Condition: Very Good


A Dr. Thorndyke mystery. Cover by Hoffman. Light spine sunning, light edgewear, previous owner's stamp, mild general wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Mr. Pinkerton Has the Clue

By: Frome, David (pseudonym of Zenith Jones Brown)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library 26 / Action Playbooks Inc.: 1944

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 018214

Condition: About Very Good


The generally timid Mr. Pinkerton is on vacation in Bath when a murder is committed, an event which, this being a mystery novel and all, sees him assist the police in tracking down the murderer. 221 pages + 2 pages of advertisments for war-time endeavours, and 1 page of other titles published by Popular Library. Edgewear, light edge soil, mild wear to spine ends, tanning. Still internally tight. View more info

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Slave Queen

By: Gant, Norman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 8059: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008208

Condition: Fine


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

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The D.A. Goes to Trial

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 407: 1946

Edition: 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition

Seller ID: 017916

Condition: About Very Good


District Attorney Doug Selby "is faced with the mystery of a battered body found under a railroad trestle, and with a deadly game of politics with himself as the goat." 229 pages. Some spine slant, light soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Avengers: Heil Harris!

By: Garforth, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 2204: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014767

Condition: Good to Very Good


Paperback original. A novel based on the television series, 'The Avengers,' which starred Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. In this one, Steed meets an old man living in Hertfordshire, and is subsequently concerned that the old fella might be a guy named Hitler, "who dreams of catastrophe and is clearly connected with mystic rites being practised in the Herts countryside." 124 pages. Light edgewear, moderate corner wear, thin crease to top right corner of front cover, bumped top left corner, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Love Jungle

By: Gibbs, Carlton

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Softcover Library B992X: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007405

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. A guy from "the dark, dead end of the street," and a woman from "the lighted and lively," end find themselves "swinging between two worlds, loveless and wasted by lust." Rubbing, light edgewear, lightly sunned strip across top edge of front cover. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 cover, SOMEthing is warming her up). 175 pages + 1-page advertisement for another Popular Library title. Rubbing, thin cre... View more info

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Convicted

By: Goodis, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Winnipeg & Toronto, Harlequin 311: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018229

Condition: Fair


A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison, and begins a frantic effort to find the murderer and prove himself innocent. 190 pages. This one has a lot of handing wear, spine slant/roll, creasing, tears to spine edges, previous owner's name/address on title page. It will fill a hole in your collection, but it's a long way from being collectible. In fact, it can't even see collectible from where it is. Fortunately, though, none of the words have fallen out, so it will still provide every ounce of pleasure that it did when it first hit the store shelves. View more info

The Wife Traders

By: Graeme, G.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newsstand Library U123: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005965

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback original. A weekly game of bridge in the suburbs becomes a wife-swapping affair which ends up in suicide and murder (although you have to wonder about the primary focus of a book containing the line, "I've heard more than one man say that you have muscles where most American women have nothing but desire." Then again, maybe you don't.) Thin reading crease to spine, a hint of general wear. A very nice copy. 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

Condition: Good


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, thin creasing to bottom right corner of front cover, abrasion to top right portion of front cover, gold star affixed to top... View more info

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Let Him Have Judgment

By: Hamilton, Bruce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Pocket Books (G.B.) Limited B29: 1950

Edition: 1st Pocket Books (G.B.) edition

Seller ID: 018206

Condition: Very Good


The first British paperback edition of a hardcover title first published in 1948 by Cresset Press. A High Court judge is accused of a murder "he had every reason to commit," leading to "a trial in which the case against the accused mercilessly advances, fact by fact, towards his indictment and sentence." 200 pages + a page of advertisements for other Pocket Books (G.B.) titles. Mild edgewear, 1" tear to top right spine edge, subsequent 1" diagonal crease to top left corner of front cover, 1/4" tear to bottom right spine edge. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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West End Nurse

By: Hancock, Lucy Agnes

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Harlequin 324: 1955

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00188

Condition: Good


"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, partial spine split between pages 94/95. View more info

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Young Widow

By: Harding, Matt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Beacon B345 / Universal Publishing and Distributing: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018301

Condition: Very Good


"The shattering novel of a woman on fire, whose pent-up passions made her a pushover for men around town." 154 pages + six pages of advertisements for other Beacon titles. Impressions/scratches, light edgewear, bottom corner tips creased. View more info

Murder on the Frontier

By: Haycox, Ernest

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 1011: 1954

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 005112

Condition: Good to Very Good


9 stories "about man-hunters, line riders, renegades, Indian fighters, and the women who made them careless, jealous or content." Cover by Robert Schulz. A bit of slant, rubbing, nicks to spine ends, general wear. View more info

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Was it Murder? (originally published as 'Murder at School')

By: Hilton, James (Glen Trevor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 29: 1946

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017829

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in England, under Hilton's pseudonym. A bit of spine roll, light rubbing, tanning, a bit of wear to very tips of bottom corners of first few pages. Internally tight (but must be handled with care). View more info

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From Door to Door

By: Hitt, Orrie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: No Place, Beacon B304: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018148

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. A door-to-door crew selling magazine subscriptions sparks a noticeable upswing in sales when the various lovelies selling the rags include a little physical reward for signing up, and everything is going swimmingly until one of the cuties sharing the crew captain's affections with another girl suddenly announces that she is underage. Not surprisingly, difficulties ensue. 154 pages + 3 pages of advertisements for other Beacon titles. Spine slant, light edgewear, tiny chip to top right corner of front cover, a bit of waviness at spine, a bit of faint soil to back cover. I... View more info

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Teaser

By: Hitt, Orrie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No Place, Beacon B158: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018149

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. A woman who lacks "nothing in the way of womanly equipment" and who never hesitates "to flick her fancy flesh in a man's direction" decides to flick a guy who already has a woman, and when said guy finds himself flicked stupid by that fancy flesh flickerer, the abandoned woman picks up some "strange desires" on "her own perverse path to hell." It all works out okay in the end, though, but not before Flickerboy one day finds his former lover being ravished by a cop, and then at the mercy of some little weasel with a knife. 189 pages + 2 page... View more info

Drifter's Delight

By: Holliday, Don

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Aberdare, Ember Library EL 330: 1966

Seller ID: 005448

Condition: Fair to Good


"It was to be the wildest bash the damn-builders (sic) had ever thrown. The town of Zetra had turned into a sinkhole of shame, with shocking alliances being formed, shattered, and reformed at every moment. And now a gaudy display of depravity was ready to begin, disguised as Drifter's Delight." Cover is a cheesy illustration of a barroom scene featuring a blonde bombshell who's so top-heavy that she looks like she might have trouble standing up straight. Slant, creasing, tears to fore-edges of a couple of pages (not affecting text), general handling wear. View more info

Encounter

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 240: 1962

Edition: 1st Monarch edition

Seller ID: 012619

Condition: Good to Very Good


Originally published in 1959, in hardcover, by Thomas Bouregy & Company. An evil being from another planet plans to take over the world. 142 pages, cover by Jack (John) Schoenherr. Strong spine slant, light corner wear. Cover bright, clean and attractive. View more info

The Running Man

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 342: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012725

Condition: Very Good


"No one was safe from the powerful force that reached from the stars to invade men's minds." 142 pages, cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. A bit of slant, light edgewear, thin horizontal crease to front cover, tanning. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

The Green Planet

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 213:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00162

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Originally published in 1960 by Bouregy. "Exiled from Earth, 13 refugees find themselves fighting for their lives in a poisoned paradise." Cover illustration by John Schoenherr. Faint waterstain to top page corners, very light edgewear. View more info

The Running Man

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Monarch 342: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00163

Condition: Near Fine


"No one was safe from the powerful force that reached from the stars to invade men's minds." Cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. An unread copy w/light general wear and gentle crease to top left corner of back cover. View more info

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The Winter of Time

By: Holmes, Raymond (pseudonym of Raymond Souster)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 85 / Export Publishing Enterprises: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017365

Condition: Very Good


Canadian writer's first novel, set during "the last year of the war and the first year of the peace," and the problems that are encountered by a young veteran "accustomed to regimentation and suddenly thrown on kis own resources to take his place in the way of life for which he had fought." 160 pages. Light edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, 1/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, subsequent lifting of bottom spine, thin crease to bottom left corner of back cover, vertical creasing to back cover, moderate handling wear. A scarce v... View more info

Gunthrower

By: Hopson, William L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 236: 1953

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 006070

Condition: Very Good


A man who has been framed is on the run from the law and a lot of cowpokes hungry for the $10,000 reward. Thin creases to bottom right corner of front cover, nicks to spine ends, rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

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Vulnerable

By: Hunt, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: North Hollywood, Brandon House 6043: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017983

Condition: Good to Very Good


Whoever wrote the back cover blurb for this one is probably still congratulating himself on just how jeezly clever he was: "First it was only with her girl friends at school. But soon every lustful male was queuing up to experience Mike Hunt." 159 pages. Strong spine slant, impressions/scratches/scuffing to covers, a couple of turned corners. Uncommon. View more info

Famous Trials 7, Oscar Wilde

By: Hyde, H. Montgomery

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin 1857: 1962

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 006209

Condition: Good


The story of Wilde's conviction on charges of gross indecency with male persons. Cover illustration by Toulouse-Lautrec. Some spine roll, nicks to spine ends, moderate handling wear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Night is My Undoing (originally published as The Cut of the Ax)

By: Jackson, Delmar

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 599: 1954

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 018210

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. A small-town blonde bombshell whose favours have been bestowed upon too many powerful and influential men is brutally raped and murdered, leading to "a chain reaction of violence -- which spared no one as it blasted the town wide open." Cover illustration shows the bombshell in question surrounded by a group of men while another woman walks through a doorway at the side, looking back the blonde with an expression suggesting that she has swallowed two lemons and a quart of bile, and is disgusted by the whole experience. 224 pages. Internally tight and clean, w/onl... 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

Condition: Good


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, handling wear, tanning. Internally tight, but must be handled with the care and affection that vintage paperbacks expect and dese... View more info

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Roots

By: Jacob, Naomi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson No. 3:

Edition: 86th thousand

Seller ID: 011206

Condition: Good


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

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A Dance in the Sun

By: Jacobson, Dan

Price: $5.00

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

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015261

Condition: About Very Good


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

Teasing Woman

By: James, Neal

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Softcover Library B-1041X: 1967

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 009133

Condition: Good reading copy


The charming, heart-warming story of a delicate woman who "lied, cheated, gave her body or withheld it--did whatever would drive the men who loved her to further acts of destruction against themselves, against the decent women who loved them, against one another." Slant, creasing, impressions, ink numerals to inside front cover, general wear. View more info

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Girls on the Wing

By: Johnston, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Derby, Monarch Books 284: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018247

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. (Buckle up, kids -- we have one long, twisty description coming.) Janet, a free-loving stewardess "whose burning ambition was to find safety from the demands of her body" thought she had just the ticket when she married her pilot husband, but it turned out that when he wasn't around she got a trifle frisky, so she planned for an ex-lover take his place until pilot boy got back, except she ended up a wee bit torn by her loyalty to her husband, so still "plagued by her emotional needs" (DAMN those emotional needs) she turned to a stewardess named Pip (of cou... View more info

The Big Kiss-Off

By: Keene, Day

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macfadden 60-424: 1969

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 005419

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. Originally published in 1954. One of three people responsible for a murder is trying to pin it on a man just back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. Some slant, a bit of waviness at spine, thin scratches, minor dampstain w/subsequent bleeding to fore-edge. Internally tight. View more info

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The Dead Look On

By: Kersh, Gerald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Four Square War: 1967

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018203

Condition: Very Good


Kersh tells, in novel form, the story of the World War II Lidice massacre, an "insane, inhuman revenge inflicted upon a whole village for the death of one German." The one German was Reinhard Heydrich, a highly placed SS member and police official, whom Adolf Hitler described as "the man with the iron heart." 126 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Four Square publications. Some impressions, mild edgewear, small area flaked/scraped at bottom spine, previous owner's name/date to inside front cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Hazel

By: Key, Ted

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 1404: 1955

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 018234

Condition: Good


Hazel was Ted Key's most famous character, and ran for 26 years in the Saturday Evening Post, after which it was picked up by the King Features Syndicate. Basis for the television show of the same name, which starred Shirley Booth as the bossy, usually somewhat cantankerous, maid. Unpaginated. Edgewear, handling wear, impressions, crosscrack. Still internally pretty tight. View more info

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Somewhere in This House

By: King, Rufus

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Popular Library 276 / Better Publications of Canada: 1950

Edition: 1st Popular edition

Seller ID: 018097

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. A Lt. Valcour mystery. When a "sex-charged adventuress" with "the instincts of a man-eating animal" marries into a clannish family she finds herself living with fear and hostility until one night things get ratcheted up a bit when her maid is murdered while dressed in one of our little sex kitten's gowns. 158 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover illustration by the incomparable Rudolph Belarski. Mild spine slant, cover creasing, ragged fore-edge to pages 49/50, previous owner's small stamp to title page, light general ... View more info

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Old House of Fear

By: Kirk, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Avon G-1134: 1961

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 017294

Condition: Good to Very Good


"A novel of terror and suspense" with "wild excitement, sadistic violence," in which an attorney travels to Scotland on behalf of his employer to purchase an island, but upon arrival must deal with an evil fellow who is convinced that the attorney is a spy and must be killed. Of course, there's also a lovely young woman about to inherit the island, who must be saved from the machinations of the evil one, but will our attorney be up to the task? I'm betting yes. 192 pages. Tanning, general handling wear. View more info

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Old House of Fear

By: Kirk, Russell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Avon G-1134: 1961

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 018248

Condition: Near Fine


"A novel of terror and suspense" with "wild excitement, sadistic violence," in which an attorney travels to Scotland on behalf of his employer to purchase an island, but upon arrival must deal with an evil fellow who is convinced that the attorney is a spy and must be killed. Of course, there's also a lovely young woman about to inherit the island, who must be saved from the machinations of the evil one, but will our attorney be up to the task? I'm betting yes. 192 pages. Just a hint of general wear. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

The Brazen Dream

By: Kroll, Harry Harrison

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ace D-506: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007891

Condition: Good


In an Alabama piny woods county the daughter of a wealthy man takes a hankerin' for a young hillbilly who clerks for her father. Coupling ensues. Impressions/scratches, thin reading crease, a bit of slant, previous owner's name, tanning. 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 the tedious words that mighta been in the original edition. Cover by Earle Bergey. A bit of slant/roll, mild edgewear, ink i... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

The Green Millennium

By: Leiber, Fritz

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lion Library LL7: 1954

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00289

Condition: Very Good


"Satyrs from outer space on a lusty Earthbound spree." Originally published in 1953 by Abeldard Press. Tanned edges, light rubbing, miniscule edgewear, and a slight spine slant. View more info

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Frozen Frontier

By: Liggett, Walter W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Winnipeg, Harlequin 282: 1954

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 018223

Condition: Good


A young Mountie endures "arctic blizzards, the hatred of a superior officer, the scorn of his fellow constables" and faces certain death in order "to save the girl he loved, to bring in a crazed prisoner, to help a poverty-stricken widow." But all of that's probably a piece of masticated muktaak compared to his most difficult task: spending time alone with his lady love "in a cabin in the wastes of snow (where) he must respect her while passion burned in his blood." 192 pages. Impressions/scratches, some creasing to bottom right portion of front cover, edge/corner w... View more info

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The Wind That Blows

By: Lister, F.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Pocket Books (G.B.) Limited: 1950

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018205

Condition: Very Good


A destroyer whose crew has been at sea for two years and denied leave several times is torpedoed, with only five survivors, all of whom are hospitalized with a 21-day leave to follow. Not much time, "but long enough to change" an entire life. Uncommon. 226 Pages, cover illustration by Glyn Jones. Moderate edgewear, thin vertical crease to bottom third of front cover, light chipping to spine ends, 1/4" tear to top right spine edge. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Norths Meet Murder

By: Lockridge, Frances & Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket 166: 1942

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017735

Condition: Very Good


Mrs. North's intuition may end up being "an invitation to death for her." But I'm thinkin' not, since scads of Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries followed this one. 232 pages + 2 pages of biographical detail concerning the Lockridges, + a 1-page request for readers to send in their opinions of the Norths, + an 8-page listing of other titles published by Pocket. A bit of spine slant/roll, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, some creasing to top portion of front cover, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. A fairly nice copy. View more info

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Have Gun, Will Travel

By: Loomis, Noel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Dell First Edition B156: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017756

Condition: Good


Canadian printing of a title based on the television show of the same name, and which starred Richard Boone as Paladin. 160 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Spine roll, spine crease, rubbing/impressions, a couple of pages improperly bound so that they extend beyond the other edges, previous owner's initials stamped to front end paper, square drawn in ink around text block on same, previous owner's name/stamped initials/stamp to title page, previous owner's initials stamped to first text page. View more info

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Devils' Cult

By: Louis, Jacques

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Headline Books ASN 103 / World News Incorporated: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017413

Condition: About Good


From the back cover: "Hers was the dark world of desire -- and she was dragging him down on a riptide of lust!" 160 pages. Rubbing, a bit of slant, edge/corner wear, chipping to bottom spine, nick to top right spine corner, magic-markered price partially erased to front cover, bookstore stamp to bottom of title page, tanning. 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

The Riddle of Ramrod Ridge

By: MacDonald, William Colt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-522: 1961

Seller ID: 005006

Condition: About Very Good


Canadian printing. Published serially under the title, 'Ramrod Ridge,' then by Doubleday in 1942. Two footloose cowpunchers wander into "a hideout for the most notorious gunslingers in the territory, the human slime of the frontier." (I'm a'guessin' there's gonna be trouble, pardner.). Rubbing, mild soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Blanket Party b/w Sultry Summer

By: Malloy, Dirk, b/w Lon Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Midwood 34-831: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018029

Condition: Very Good


Cdn. printing. In the first story we have "A runaway girl searching for fulfillment," but finding "only a series of meaningless good times, wild parties and pointless kicks," (poor, poor thing), while the second little contribution to literature gives us yet another runaway girl who thinks that moving into a boarding house near a beach will keep her "safe from the prying eyes of men she didn't like, safe from advances which revolted her," but as some of you might already have suspected, "She was wrong, as wrong as a young girl can be." 200 pages + 6 pages of o... 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

The 27th Day

By: Mantley, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Crest s209:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00426

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Canadian printing. Paperback original. Five ordinary people are abducted and returned to earth with the power to destroy it. Light edgewear, impressions, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Backfire

By: Marlowe, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Medallion G575: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018256

Condition: Very Good


Two cops agree on everything except women. One of them will bang anything bangable, while the other has fallen in love with the banger's wife, Lenore. When the more promiscuous of the two is shot and killed by an anonymous jewel thief, his partner must "build a cover of deceit and lies to protect Lenore and save his badge." 144 pages. Mild spine slant, reading crease to left edge of front cover, light edgewear. View more info

Drum Beat--Erica

By: Marlowe, Stephen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Gold Medal d1796:

Seller ID: 007716


the fourth Chet Drum adventure, this one finding our world traveller involved with, among other things, a piece of beatnik fluff and an introduction to LSD and the drug culture; mild slant, light tanning, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

Boothill Gospel

By: Martin, Chuck

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Macfadden 60-433: 1969

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 007887

Condition: Near Fine


Canadian printing. A graveyard custodian is also a gunfighter who isn't afraid to go after a cattle rustler, even if it means he might end up in his own graveyard. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Shrinking Man

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam H3970: 1969

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005743

Condition: Good


Originally published as a paperback original by Gold Medal in 1956, this one concerns a man who has begun to shrink, and shrink, and shrink, and.... A great story, brilliantly told (but this is Matheson, so what else would you expect?). Cover illustration depicts a tiny man facing down a giant spider, his only weapon a hat pin. Some slant, moderate edgewear, handling wear/impressions, crease to upper left portion of back cover. View more info

Shock II

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 7829: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00325

Condition: Good


Canadian printing. Thirteen stories from the master. Strong spine slant, moderate edgewear, 1/2" separation at top left spine, impressions, rubbing, handling wear. View more info

Rebound

By: Mayo, James

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Pan G619: 1963

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 004721

Condition: Very Good


A doctor who once falsified a death certificate as an act of mercy finds himself in the clutches of a blackmailer intent on making sure that he never stops paying for the act. Price sticker, 1/4" separation to bottom right spine edge, minor slant/roll, impressions, light general wear. View more info

Hotel Love (originally published as Call Girl)

By: McClellan, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Griffin Books Inc.:

Edition: 1st Griffin Books edition

Seller ID: 007921

Condition: Very Good


No number, no date (circa 1950). Originally published in hardcover by Phoenix Press in 1939. "Margo Denton, operator in the exclusive Hotel Trident, was thrown into contact with all sorts of people, the good and the not so good. Many of them were willing to help her attain stage or radio fame in exchange for value received. But Margo's particular yen was Red Thompson, popular orchestra leader, and he was 'staked out' territory for Carlotta Rogers, soul-throbbing torch singer. Carlotta's plans for Margo's disgrace had unexpected results, and Margo discovered that dismissal from a job for... View more info

THE LAST NIGHT

By: McPartland, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 909: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014093

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. On the night before she is to head off to prison for murder, a virginal young babe decides that she can't wait any longer for love, so she settles for something better: sex. 140 pages. Slight spine roll, light general wear. A nice copy. View more info

Burn Witch, Burn

By: Merritt, A.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Avon 43: 1944

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008047

Condition: Good


An eminent brain specialist finds himself examining patients who die suddenly, leaving no trace of a cause. A classic of the genre, originally published in 1933 by Liveright Publishing. Reading crease, vertical crease to back cover, tanning, crease to corner of pages 127/8, light smudging, moderate general handling wear. View more info

The Venus Venture

By: Muller, John E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vega VSF-11:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00347

Condition: Good to Very Good


No date [1966]. In his quest to conquer the stars, will mankind use his boundless opportunities for good for for ill? (based on history, my money's on that second thing). Large waterstain to bottom page corners, abrasion to bottom right corner of front cover where another book was stuck and took a piece of finish when removed (just barely affects illustration). Internally tight, and an appealing copy despite the flaws. View more info

TONKA and other stories

By: Musil, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 02914: 1969

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 011037

ISBN: 0 586 02914 1

Condition: Good to Very Good


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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The Further Adventures of Taffy

By: North, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Bee-Line 319N / Beeline: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018146

Condition: About Very Good


The amorous adventures of a young woman who just can't seem to get enough of whatever it is that young women just can't seem to get enough of (in my experience there are no such women, but perhaps the guys who write smut books hang out with women who run in different circles than the ones I hang out with -- probably just as well, because I think I've used up my disease quota for one lifetime). Light rubbing, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, subsequent crease to left edge of front cover, tiny sticker pull to top right portion of front cover, a bit of edge foxing, some internal f... View more info

Arlette

By: Oliver, A.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chariot CB-198: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005608

Condition: Good to Very Good


"A harlot in the bedroom, a lady in the dining room, and in every crisis of her life--a child." Sticker pull to front cover (which previous owner has filled in with magic-marker, and which bleeds through to inside front cover), creases to bottom left corner of back cover, faint circular stains to back cover where apparently a glass was placed, previous owner's initials at top of first end paper. View more info

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Brand of the Star

By: Olsen, T.V. (Theodore Victor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Fawcett Gold Medal s1168:

Seller ID: 017813

Condition: Very Good to Fine


No date [1961]. Canadian printing of a paperback original. Sam Ashby has himself an enemy who hates him enough to die if he can take ol' Sam with him to Hell. 160 pages. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. View more info

Girl Possessed

By: Owen, Dean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gold Star IL7-41: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005450

Condition: About Very Good


Paperback original. A part-time prostitute uses her earnings to support a con-man who is blackmailing a guy who has seduced his teen-age sister-in-law who is threatening to tell everything to the wife ("Unbridled passion added to revenge = murder."). Mild slant/roll, 1/2" vertical scrape near left edge of front cover, crease to bottom left corner of back cover, moderate general wear. Internally fairly tight and clean. View more info

The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin 678: 1949

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 005350

Condition: Good


The now-classic story of travel and adventure first published serially in magazine form in 1847, then in book form in 1849. Mild spine discolouration, the usual Penguin tanned pages, previous owner's pencil signature, some mild moisture wrinkling internally. Dust jacket w/sunned spine, small piece from middle of spine, edgewear, 1" square piece from top of rear panel, chipping to edges, wear to folds, price stamped faintly on front panel. View more info

The Big Make

By: Paul, Gene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lion Library LL 158:

Seller ID: 007138

Condition: Very Good


Originally published as 'Little Killer', this one tells the story of a man who will have the woman of his dreams, at any cost. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Ding to bottom right corner of front cover, light general 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Indictment

By: Pine, Jack

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Pendulum Books 097: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018309

Condition: Very Good


When protagonist 'Cord' Wood "returned home to expose the man who had laid his mother before receiving a knife in the back," he unwittingly "triggered a series of tragic events he couldn't control." 'Cord' Wood. Right. Perfectly understandable name for a main character when you consider that the author writes as Jack Pine -- not quite sure if he has a brother nicknamed 'Porky', but I wouldn't bet against it. 160 pages + 16 pages of advertisements for other Pendulum-published books. Rubbing, impressions, edgewear, original price sticker to top right corner of front cover, tanned pages. View more info

The Four of Hearts

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket 245: 1943

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007367

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. A mystery set in Hollywood. Blemishes to top edge, some spine roll, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Dell Crossword Dictionary

By: Rafferty, Kathleen (editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Dell D200: 1957

Seller ID: 005619

Condition: Very Good


Originally printed in 1950 as Dell 434, going through twelve printings as that and Dell 1434 (the "1" indicating a reissue) before going through several printings as D200, and eventually ending up as C-109 in 1960. A bit of spine roll, some scraping to spine edges, tanned pages. View more info

Pistol Pardners (The Black Tolts)

By: Raine, William MacLeod

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library Eagle Books EB 27: 1954

Edition: 1st Popular Library Eagle Books edition

Seller ID: 005011

Condition: About Very Good


Canadian printing. Originally published as 'The Black Tolts.' A man who suspects his friend of robbing a train attempts to return the stolen gold, but finds himself instead charged with the crime. Reading crease, scuffing, rubbing, a bit of slant/roll, moderate edge soil, moderate general wear. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 spine slant, thin reading crease to left edge of front cover, previous owner's name stamp/date stamp to front end paper, ligh... View more info

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Lament for the Bride

By: Reilly, Helen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 621: 1952

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 018292

Condition: Good


An Inspector McKee murder mystery first published in hardcover in 1951 by Random House. Map-back. "Murder makes three on a Florida honeymoon." 192 pages. Edgewear, much creasing, 1" separation at bottom spine edge, general wear. Still fairly tight internally. (And that, boys and girls, is a description of the flaws. None of this MAY have some flaw or other, or CAN have another imperfection, or MIGHT be defective in this way or another. Nope. None of that you're-not-worth-an-accurate-description-so-just-give-me-your-money-and-I'll-send-you-something-that-may-or-may-not-fit-... View more info

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Too Many Cooks

By: Rex Stout

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 540: 1951

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 018299

Condition: Good


A Nero Wolfe mystery originally published in hardcover in 1938, by Rinehart Books. Our rotund (this being Nero Wolfe, that's the polite way to say obese) hero accepts an invitation from a bunch of chefs to be guest of honour at their annual meeting, during which time, of course, a murder requires his attention. 210 pages, + 13 pages of recipes + one-page advertisement for other Dell-published titles, map back. Some spine slant, scrapes to spine edgdes, 1/2" tear to bottom left spine edge, vertical handling creases to front cover. View more info

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Dr. Priestley Investigates

By: Rhode, John (pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Avon (no number):

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 018288

Condition: Good to Very Good


No date (1941). The 5th Avon pocket-size title. Dr. Priestley gets involved when a drunken man is charged with manslaughter after a dead body is found in his car. Ludicrously, he was under the impression that he was transporting a stone bust to a friend's house. Funny how a sufficient amount of alcohol can alter reality in such a delightful fashion (well, it wasn't delightful for the dead-guy-he-thought-was-a-stone-bust, though). 278 pages + one-page biography + three pages of advertisements promoting other Avon titles, illustrated end papers. Edgewear, laminate lifting around edges, a s... View more info

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Death Sits on the Board

By: Rhode, John (pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1943

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 018290

Condition: Good


The first paperback edition of a title previously published in hardcover by Dodd, Mead in 1937. When members of the same board of directors are murdered, Dr. Priestley is called in to lend a hand to the authorities. 238 pages + two pages of advertisements for the war effort. Spine slant, spine crease, handling creases, sunning, initial to top left corner of front cover, tanned pages, chipping to bottom corner tips of last dozen pages or so (does not affect text). As is the case with a lot of these fragile 1940s paperbacks, careful handling while reading is essential, or you'll be holding p... View more info

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The Punks

By: Richards, Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Beacon-Signal Sixty B706X / UPD Book Export / Universal Publishing and Distributing: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018211

Condition: Good to Very Good


A pretty young high school teacher hooks up with the school's number one student lover boy, believing that she can make him do anything she wants, but before long learns that it might work in the other direction, too. And then there are the female students who want a piece of her action. 157 pages + three pages of advertisements for other Beacon titles. Spine roll/slant, rubbing, impressions, thin crease to bottom portion of back cover, circular stain (looks like the bottom of a glass) to title page/copyright page, general wear. View more info

Fair Wind to Java

By: Roark, Garland

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Permabooks P127:

Seller ID: 008752

Condition: Good


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

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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

Condition: Good


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." 187 pages + 5 pages of advertisements for other Panther titles. Some spine slant/roll, moderate edge/corner wear, rubbing/f... View more info

Help Wanted--For Murder

By: Rohde, William L.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 115:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007120

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. A former criminal finds a dead babe in his bathtub, then finds himself framed for her murder. Moderate general wear. View more info

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Hangover House

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 32: 1951

Edition: 1st Graphic edition

Seller ID: 017736

Condition: About Very Good


The father of a "usually gay, very lovely -- and extremely wealthy" young woman who has begun acting mysteriously hires a private detective to uncover the truth behind her behaviour, but when the detective attempts to shield her from suspicion of murder, he ends up a suspect himself. Some rubbing, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, uneven reading crease to left edge of front cover, 1.5" crease to bottom edge, some smudging to back cover, moderate general wear. View more info

Passage to Terror

By: Ronns, Edward (pseudonym of Edward S. Aarons)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 217: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006296

Condition: Good


A man fleeing to Central America with his brother's seductive girlfriend finds himself a victim of her treachery. A printing flaw has caused the cover illustration and lettering to be a little fuzzy. A bit of slant, some edgewear, 1/2" separation at bottom left spine edge, some laminate lifting, tanning, light general wear. View more info

THREE TO CONQUER, b/w DOOMSDAY EVE

By: Russell, Eric Frank, b/w Williams, Robert Moore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Double D-215: 1957

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005746

Condition: About Very Good


The Russell side features the story of the invasion of Earth, but only one man knows about it. The Williams side gives us, amid the potential destruction of a warring planet, the appearance of people who may be impervious to the bombs. Creasing to upper right corner of front cover of Russell side, thin crease to bottom right corner tip of front cover of Williams side, thin reading crease to Williams side, rubbing, impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

The Blonde on Borrowed Time (originally published as "The Doom Maker")

By: Sanborn, B.X. (pseudonym of William S. Ballinger)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Zenith ZB-39:

Seller ID: 007886


originally published in hardcover in 1959 by E.P. Dutton & Co.; a woman who has wasted her beauty and her youth trying to make the big time believes that her break has finally come, but ends up murdered, instead; light rubbing, thin crease to top left tip of back cover, dusty edges, tanning; an appealing copy; 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

Condition: Very Good


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 screaming along the Cornish coast. Okay, maybe not that last part, but you gotta admit, it *would* be a nice departure from t... 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Apalachee Gold

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace D-191: 1956

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 006751

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

Hell Flower (or Hellflower)

By: Smith, George O.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pyramid 567: 1958

Edition: 1st Pyramid edition

Seller ID: 010204

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Reissues the 1953 Abelard-Schuman edition. On both the front cover and spine the title is two words, but on the first end paper, the title page and copyright page it's just one. After being held responsible for the deaths of thirty-two people when his spaceship crashes, a man is exiled to the fungus fields of Venus, where the only way he can clear himself is to become a peddler of a poison more horrible than death itself. Cover illustration by Bill Rose. A hint of slant, previous owner's stamp on title page, small/faint glue stains on insides of both covers (possibly something was glued th... View more info

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Marriage a la Mode

By: Smith, Gustin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 71: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018037

Condition: Good


A man who made a wee mistake by getting married and spawning a couple of offspring is "Tortured with a love for his friend's wife," and when he suggests that they get together and bump uglies he learns that "she is toying with his affections and that she feels no real physical love for him." 156 pages. Some spine slant, some wear to corners/spine ends, full-length vertical crease to left side of front cover, moderate general wear. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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Master Movie Monsters

By: Steiger, Brad

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Merit Book 7MB17 / Camerarts Publishing Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017283

Condition: Very Good


Contains "dozens of rare monster photos -- many never before published. A complete list of Karloff's films. An exclusive story and pictures of DR. WHO," and more. 128 pages, illustrated, cover illustration by M. Seltzer. Thin crease to bottom right corner of front cover, another to bottom left corner of back cover, sun-darkened spine, general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

English Society in the Early Middle Ages (1066-1307)

By: Stenton, Doris Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pelican A252: 1959

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006966

Condition: Very Good


The Pelican History of England, Volume 3. 304 pages (including index). Original price sticker to bottom right corner of front cover, the usual tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Michael O'Halloran

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008655

Condition: Good


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

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Take Me Out In Trade

By: Sydney, Cynthia (pseudonym of S. Robert Tralins)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Bee-Line (Beeline) 242: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017809

Condition: Good


Paperback original. The heart-warming story of a young woman who loved good clothes, fine furs and expensive jewelry, and "all kinds of pretty things. But she never used cash -- she paid her bills in bed!" 155 pages + 5 pages of listings for other Bee-Line titles. Handling wear/crinkling/creasing to cover edges, moderately soiled edges, light tanning, general wear. A scarce title in any condition. View more info

Three Ships West

By: Symons, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 207: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00404

Condition: Fair to Good


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

Halo of Sin

By: Tadrack, Moss

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brandon House 1101: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005612

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback original. "They met by a murdered man's grave in an isolated mountain valley -- and their frantic lovemaking was overshadowed by grace (sic) notes of evil to come. Kay Mist was a tragic beauty, trapped within the aura of her own animal magnetism, while Dixon was a man with all of a man's appetites and desires." (beer? football? monster truck rallies?) Flake to upper right corner of front cover where apparent sticker removal took a small piece of finish with it, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Black Jade

By: Taylor, Angeline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: White Circle CD357: 1948

Edition: 1st White Circle edition

Seller ID: 010399

Condition: Good


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

Condition: About Very Good


"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

Love Knows No Barriers

By: Thomas, Will

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Signet 832: 1950

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 006294

Condition: Good


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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Recoil

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Lion Books LB 124: 1956

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017800

Condition: Good


When a guy "left to rot in prison" is suddenly paroled he finds that "every place he turned somebody was being nice to him. Too nice." (It won't last, pal -- better ask for cookies.) 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Impressions, wear to corners/spine ends, prices on front and back covers magic-markered out, previous owner's tape repair to bottom spine, previous owner's purchase notation to back cover, name to front end paper 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 page. Uncommon in this edition. View more info

Sin Bunch Cargo

By: Tico, Ernie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Palette PE 101: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005816

Condition: Good to Very Good


Paperback original. "OCEAN SHAME...carried them over the waves in passion for money and infamy. All of them lusted for the same things...One found more and he would die...two could share for a while but three became uncomfortable and no one got their full measure out of the sin trip of illicit pleasures." (I think it's safe to say that the foregoing is secure in its position as one of the all-time least informative and useless story descriptions to grace a back cover). A bit of slant, rubbing, mild dampstaining to bottom corners of first five or six pages, moderate handling wear. View more info

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By: Traven, B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 455: 1948

Edition: 3rd Pocket edition

Seller ID: 006054

Condition: Good Reading Copy


Tie-in for the movie of the same name, which starred Humphrey Bogart. The cover of this edition features Bogie as painted by Barye Phillips. Slant, reading crease, corner creases, nicks to spine ends, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, general wear. Internally still fairly tight. View more info

RAMILLIES and the Union with Scotland

By: Trevelyan, G.M.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Fontana 1182L: 1965

Edition: 1st Fontana edition

Seller ID: 007177

Condition: Good Reading Copy


The second volume in the author's England Under Queen Anne series, this one covering "the middle years of our effort to save Europe from the ambitions of Louis XIV." 511 pages (including appendices/notes/index), illustrated w/maps. Spine roll, reading creases to spine, moderate edgewear, tanning, impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

The Ice Saints

By: Tuohy, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 2505: 1966

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 004913

Condition: Very Good


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

Christine

By: Turner, John

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Midwood 32-493: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010164

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback original. Turner had plots coming out his ears, and no two the same! In another, earlier, book, 'Carole Came Back,' he writes about a *woman* returning to wreak havoc in a former lover's now-married life, but in *this* one he goes all out, and writes about a *man* returning to wreak havoc in a former lover's now-married life! We can only sit and marvel. Light rubbing, light general wear. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean, quite possibly unread. View more info

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Carole Came Back

By: Turner, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Midwood F308: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018153

Condition: Near Fine


Canadian printing. A high-octane babe (swaying breasts, black panties, yielding fullness, and instructing her lover to call his wife and tell her he won't be home tonight -- yup, that's the definition of high octaneness) does what high-octane babes usually do (although admittedly I have no personal experience with this sort of woman [more's the pity], I have it on good authority from publishers of xxx books that these are the things that define high octane babes). 156 pages + 4 pages of advertisements for other Midwood books featuring babes of various octane levels. Thin crease to bottom r... View more info

The Son Avenger

By: Undset, Sigrid

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cardinal GC-223: 1964

Edition: 1st Cardinal edition

Seller ID: 004914

Condition: Very Good


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

The Square Emerald

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Harlequin-Pan 334:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007535

Condition: Fair


When a butler is found dead, clutching a large emerald, Leslie Maughan of Scotland Yard must solve the mystery. Cover illustration by Paul Anna Soik. Severe spine slant, rubbing , impressions, faint price circled on front end paper, moderate general wear. View more info

The Phantom Detective No. 6: THE DAGGERS OF KALI

By: Wallace, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corinth Regency CR106: 1965

Edition: 1st Corinth Regency edition

Seller ID: 005413

Condition: Very Good to Fine


A master criminal will stop at nothing to acquire seven priceless museum pieces which will lead to possession of a new superweapon. Impressions, faint flaking, tanned pages, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Gun And The Law

By: Wayne, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell First Edition A201: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: wes.00065

Condition: Very Good


Canadian printing. Alawman looking to avenge his brother's death must capture two killers who know their only chance to stay alive is to kill the lawman ("A bullet through the heart was too tame. He wanted to watch the killers swing."). Some slant, faint soil mark to top right of back cover, light general wear. View more info

The Broken Doll

By: Webb, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 1311:

Seller ID: 007564


Canadian printing; originally published in hardcover in 1955 by Rinehart & Company; a wealthy heiress is kidnapped and threatened with death by a blonde and an ex-con; cover by Maguire; thin reading crease, mild slant, moderate general wear; internally tight; View more info

Perfumed and Powdered

By: Weiss, Joe

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Midwood 34-810: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005451

Condition: Good to Very Good


Paperback original. The story of a statuesque redhead who "took her pleasure where and when she found it." Large sticker shadow to top right portion of front cover, impressions, some spine roll, mild dampstaining to fore-edge, spot-soiling to back cover, thin vertical crease to left edge of back cover. View more info

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Hate Alley

By: Weiss, Martin L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Ace D-214: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017880

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. A teenager "guilty of everything from stealing apples on up to the major felony" is up a stinky creek without a propulsion device when he goes "As far wrong as a boy can go -- murder!" Terrific unattributed cover illustration depicts a couple of juvenile delinquents ogling a babe whose morals are quite obviously defective (God bless her!). 255 pages. Light rubbing, mild spine slant, moderate handling wear. A nice copy of a scarce vintage paperback. View more info

Captain For Elizabeth

By: Westcott, Jan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 164: 1952

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 008904

Condition: Fair Reading Copy


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

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Mourn the Hangman

By: Whittington, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 46: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017808

Condition: Fair to Good


Paperback original. A man who has resigned from a firm of private investigators because his wife hates the profession returns home expecting a reconcilation, but finds her "battered and bloody, sprawled on a chair. She had been brutally bludgeoned to death." 187 pages. A bit of slant, rubbing, scratches, impressions, some smudging/soil, ink price to top left corner of inside front cover, pencil doodles to first white end paper, tanning. View more info

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The Strange Path

By: Wilhelm, Gale

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-111:

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 017999

Condition: Good


First published as 'Torchlight to Valhalla' in 1938, by Random House. A young woman declines involvement with men in favour of "the lovely and enigmatic Toni," where she finally discovers "her own true nature and the strange path down which she was drifting." 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. G w/thick crease to bottom right corner of front cover, 1/4" separation to top right spine edge, 3/8" separation to bottom right spine edge, gentle crosscrack, cover wear, tanning. Internally fairly tight. View more info

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Dead Calm

By: Williams, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Avon G1255: 1965

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 018224

Condition: Near Fine


Canadian printing of the classic suspense novel that was the basis for the 1989 film of the same name (also for The Deep, an Orson Welles movie that was never completed). A couple honeymooning aboard their yacht in the Indian Ocean rescue a young man claiming to have escaped from a nearby ship that is sinking. When the newlywed husband gets suspicious and heads out to inspect the other ship he finds a much-different scenario, but before he can get back to his wife he must help repair the sinking ship. Tension ensues. 176 pages. Very light eddewear, thin crease to bottom right corner of fr... View more info

THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS b/w QUICK SERVICE

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Double D-25: 1953

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007978

Condition: Very Good


One Jeeves, one not, both good. Cover illustrations by Norman Saunders. Mild spine roll, light edge soil, crease to bottom right tip of 'Quick Service' side, previous owner's name on inside cover of 'The Code of the Woosters' side, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

Carry On, Jeeves!

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 495: 1948

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 012881

Condition: Good


A collection of ten stories featuring the world's best-known non-murdering butler. 258 pages + advertisements for other Pocket titles, cover illustration by Louis Glanzman. Some rubbing, a hint of slant, mild dampstaining, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

Song Without Sermon

By: Woolf, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 304: 1951

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007525

Condition: Good


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

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