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Detective Fiction Weekly (December 17, 1932)

By: (Carroll John Daly, et al.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Red Star News Company: 1932

Edition: (Vol. LXXII, No. 5)

Seller ID: 21606


[a little chipping/paper loss along right edge of cover due to typical pulp cover extending a bit beyond the text block, a little soiling/darkening to bottom edge, small bit of spine covering missing at base of spine (no loss of spine text), light soiling to rear cover; pages still reasonably supple despite inevitable aging and toning]. Novelettes: "Satan's Creed" (Carroll John Daly); "The Crimson Coffin," featuring Kong Gai (Sidney Herschel Small). Sho... View more info

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They Have Bodies: A Realistic Novel in Eleven Chapters and Three Acts

By: Allen, Barney (pseud. for Sol Allen)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21168


[book shows only minor wear at extremities, generally clean and sound; jacket edgeworn and scuffed, with various small nicks and closed tears, some diagonal creasing across top and bottom sections of front panel]. Rare novel about upper-class Toronto residents, "the Canadian smart set" -- "hard-drinking, fast-living colonials [who] present a social group as passionate and tense as those unforgettable characters so familiar to the readers of Somerset Maugham.&... View more info

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The Journey Down [*SIGNED* with laid-in ephemera]

By: Bernstein, Aline

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21876


[book covers very lightly soiled along bottom edges, otherwise a tight clean book with no significant wear; jacket shows some wear and a number of nicks and tiny tears along top edge, 1-1/2" closed but slightly ragged tear at bottom of front panel, some visible wear at corners and edges but nothing too obnoxious]. SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in limitation page, beneath this statement: "This copy of the first edition of The Journey Down is one of 700 copies ... View more info

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Darkness at Noon [*SIGNED*]

By: Carlisle, Harry

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22133


[very slight bumping/cracking to bottom corners, otherwise a very nice copy with only minimal shelfwear; jacket edgeworn, especially along spine joints, miscellaneous creasing, a few small tears, minor paper loss at spine corners]. INSCRIBED to the noted film star Richard Arlen and his wife ("Dick and Joby Arlen") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally DATED in his hand Mar. 24, 1931. The author's only book (at least that we know about), a novel der... View more info

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The Werewolf of Paris

By: Endore, Guy

Price: $650.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1933)

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 21670


[spine slightly turned, minor soiling to covers and edges of text block, bottom front corner lightly bumped, a touch of fraying at bottom extremities, small circular "W" stamped on ffep (a private ownership mark), a couple of code numbers stamped in blue ink on rear fep; jacket moderately edgeworn, with an unfortunately large chip at top of spine, extending from the front hinge across the spine to about 1-1/4" into the rear panel (and taking a good part of th... View more info

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Billion Dollar Baby [*SIGNED*]

By: Greene, Bob

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22138


[spine slightly turned, light shelfwear to bottom edge, minor bumping/cracking at corners (top and bottom), a couple of tiny ink spots on fore-edge; jacket bright and clean, with just a handful of faint wrinkles and puckers here and there]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the 2nd ffep, to (of all people) the iconoclastic American composer Alec Wilder. Greene's riveting chronicle of his several weeks on the road with the Alice Cooper band during ... View more info

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Call Me Duke

By: Grey, Harry

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18299


[top corners slightly bumped, no other significant wear; jacket edgeworn, rubbing and wrinkling at spine ends, a couple of closed tears at top of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. "A novel about the Private Detective racket," with a protagonist, Duke Romero, whose motto is: "Dough, women and action are what I want." It's a pretty good racket, too, until he runs afoul of "Noodles the Hood" -- also a character in Grey's more famous book, ... View more info

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The Courier: A Travel Romance [*SIGNED*]

By: Howell, Charles Fish

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1936)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22075


[spine very slightly turned, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket lightly faded at spine, faint soiling to front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To L. Alexander Mack, / as a souvenir of many years / of work and play with the author, / Chas. F. Howell --- / New York, August 24, 1936." Intermingled love story and travelogue, combining "an intelligently conducted tour through the [British] Isles" with the tale of a young American... View more info

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The Spider's Palace, and Other Stories

By: Hughes, Richard

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21904


[spine cloth somewhat dulled and faded, minor wear to extremities, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has an angled closed tear across the top of the spine (unobtrusive), and five vertical creases, one in each flap, one down the middle of the spine and one down the middle of both the front and rear panel; all these issues taken together suggest to me that for some length of time the jacket was removed, folded, and stored inside the book (this would also account of th... View more info

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Jeanne

By: Kenyon, Theda

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Ives Washburn: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19417


[nice clean tight copy, minor bumping at spine ends, no other significant wear; jacket has short tears at several corners, a few nicks and tiny tears at spine ends, small chip at bottom of rear panel, diagonal crease in rear flap]. Historical romance about Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc). "Saint, or Witch -- or a girl like other girls? Here is her love-story, founded on history; she moves among great people and great events, unconscious of them except as a background fo... View more info

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Harbor Nights [*SIGNED*]

By: Klemmer, Harvey

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/London, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21201


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, a little irregular fading to cloth along front joint; jacket shows some edgewear, very slight paper loss at a few corners, small chip at top right corner of rear panel, light soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front pastedown: "To / Bill Finneran, who has the / hardest job of all -- selling these / 'Nights.' / Harvey Klemmer / NYC - Sept. 2, 1937." The author's story of "the most interesting... View more info

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White Hell of Pity

By: Lofts, Norah

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20450


[light shelfwear, tiny nick in cloth at bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; jacket moderately edgeworn]. "The touching story of a young English girl who fought bravely to rise above her environment," and from all accounts a real downer. Full disclosure and spoiler alert: I haven't read it, but my research tells me it ends badly for our heroine, who has a miserable life, eventually contracting tuberculosis and committing suicide. According to... View more info

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Greenery Street

By: Mackail, Denis

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1925

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19257


[minor shelfwear to bottom edge, light dust-soiling to top page edges, vintage bookseller's label (Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket rubbed and edgeworn, with a few small nicks and tears, one-inch closed tear at top of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. "The humors and small tragedies, the struggles and adjustments of the first years of married life [are] exemplified in the lives of a quartet of attractive young married people," l... View more info

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The Potters: An American Comedy

By: McEvoy, J.P.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co.: (c.1924)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14204


[good solid copy, slight bumping to a couple of corners, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket soiled but not excessively so, slight raggedness along bottom edge, small red smudge on front flap, a couple of tiny tears, some old internal tape-repair to verso of jacket, but with no detectable bleed-through]. (nine B&W photographs) Published text of the hit play by this noted American humorist, largely forgotten today, whose somewhat acidic take on middle-class American s... View more info

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The Newlyweds and their Baby's Comic Pictures for Painting and Crayoning

By: McManus, Geo.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Akron/New York/Chicago, The Saalfield Publishing Co.: (c.1917, 1907)

Seller ID: 20353


[moderate edgewear to covers, internally Fine except for the expected and inevitable age-toning to the pages]. (cartoon strips and panels) A remarkably well-preserved example of this rare vintage coloring book (OCLC reports only four library holdings), containing mostly undated reprints of George McManus's newspaper comic strip, "The Newlyweds," generally considered the first American "family" strip. Created by the then 20-year-old McManus for Joseph Pu... View more info

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Turbott Wolfe

By: Plomer, William

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1926)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19827


[extremely light bumping to a couple of corners, no other significant wear, vintage price sticker and bookseller's label (from the famous San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket has shallow chipping along bottom edge (both panels and spine), also a bit at the upper corners, and the rear flap, which had been detached, has been expertly re-attached by a professional paper conservator]. Plomer's remarkable debut novel, published when he was... View more info

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A Strong Man Needed

By: Richardson, Maurice

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright, Inc.: (c.1932)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20336


[spine just a bit turned, small dent in top edge of front cover, minor fraying at spine ends; jacket bright and attractive in spite of a bit of irregular fading along the spine and a touch of creasing at top of spine]. The first novel by this English journalist and short-story writer, a rather self-consciously "madcap" satire: the jacket blurb promises "amazing swoops of cuckoo fun and general insanities, and at the same time grand satire and a healthy if abs... View more info

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Blue Rum

By: Souza, Ernest (pseud. for Evelyn Scott)

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22134


[solid book, but with a bit of deterioration to the cloth along both the top and bottom edges, some light spotting to the edges of the text block, and small tape mark on the ffep; jacket is edgeworn and age-toned, with some shallow chipping at top of spine (no loss of text), tiny pull-tear in middle of spine blemishing the "S" in the author's last name]. Uncommon book by this Tennessee-born Modernist novelist/poet/playwright, and the only work for which she empl... View more info

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Blood on the Moon [*SIGNED*]

By: Tully, Jim

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21791


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, a couple of pages roughly opened near end of book, minor spotting to top edge of text block; jacket shows wear along top edge, diagonal tear across lower-middle of spine, about a one-inch chunk missing from base of spine INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Ebba Havez / From a fellow / soldier in the / Battle of Life / Her friend / Jim Tully / 1931." The final installment in what Tully considered his five-volum... View more info

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I Fell for a Sailor, and Other Stories

By: Urquhart, Fred

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20060


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, very light spotting on fore-edge, minor offsetting to endpapers; jacket has some spotting (foxing) on spine, still quite attractive]. The Scottish writer's very scarce second book (following his debut novel, "Time Will Knit," blurbed on the rear jacket panel of this volume), containing nineteen examples of his work in the short-story form, where his talents shone most brightly. Friendly with George Orwell (who praised his work) ... View more info