Vintage Paperbacks from 20th Century Books

cover of I Could Murder Her

I Could Murder Her

by E. C. B. Lorac

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20th Century Books
Published
1951
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Very Good
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Popular Library 60-2295
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cover of Shell of Death

Shell of Death

by Nicholas Blake

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Published
1944
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Good
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Penguin 543, stated first Penguin paperback printing. A little spine distress.
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cover of The Lalru Murders

The Lalru Murders

by E. N. Mangat Rai

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Published
1973
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Good
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"An Orient Paperback" E-135 rack size paperback, English language published in India. "A crime of passion? Or an underhand business deal? Was the Inspector looking for one murderer or for two?"
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cover of Death is a Gold Coin

Death is a Gold Coin

by Ruth Fenisong

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Published
1945
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Good
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Popular Library 245
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cover of The Murder Specialist

The Murder Specialist

by Bud Clifton

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Published
1959
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Very Good
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$6.99

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Ace D-382 Hard boiled mystery original paperback
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cover of Thicker than Water

Thicker than Water

by John Creasey (Michael Halliday)

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Published
1962
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Good
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$5.99

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Hodder 529 mass market British paperback
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cover of The Murder of the Missing Link

The Murder of the Missing Link

by Vercors (Jean Bruller)

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Published
1958
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Very Good
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$9.99

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Pocket 1296, 2nd printing mass market paperback. Packaged to look like a murder mystery, this is actually an English language translation of a French science fiction novel. Originally titled (in English) You Shall Know Them (1953). A population of unusually intelligent apes is discovered, and there are disputes about whether they are human or not. It seems they… Read more
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cover of The Dying Earth

The Dying Earth

by Jack Vance

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Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
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$34.99

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Hillman 41 mass market paperback
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cover of Horror

Horror

by C. Veheyne

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20th Century Books
Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
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$13.99

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British mass market paperback, Digit R553
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cover of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

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Published
1964
Condition
Good
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$5.99

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Signet D 1964 8th printing, movie tie in paperback, small flaw on cover where some dummy had put a price tag, small stain on early page edges, content not affected, Section of photos from the movie.
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cover of The Grass is Singing

The Grass is Singing

by Doris Lessing

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Published
1952
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Good
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$6.99

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Bantam 1045, first printing paperback
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cover of The Broken Vase

The Broken Vase

by Rex Stout

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Published
1941
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$14.99

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Dell Mapback 115, copyright 1941, although it isn't clear that is also the publcation date
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cover of 1984 (Nineteen Eighty Four)

1984 (Nineteen Eighty Four)

by George Orwell

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20th Century Books
Published
1951
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Good
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$9.99

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Signet 798, 4th printing mass market paperback, same cover image / design as the first printing. "Anti-Sex League" !
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cover of The Moonstone

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

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Published
1953
Condition
Good
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$4.99

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Pyramid G88 vintage paperback, 2nd printing thus, worn but complete & solid
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cover of Death Sits on the Board

Death Sits on the Board

by John Rhode

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Published
1943
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Acceptable
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$8.99

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Popular Library 12 A Dr Priestley Mystery, written by Major Cecil John Charles Street using the John Rhode pen name. This copy is quite worn, but complete and still fairly solid. There isn't actually a publication date on the book (only the copyright date, 1937), but I've seen 1943 given by others, and since ". . .This Is A Wartime… Read more
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cover of The Immortals

The Immortals

by Leo Brett

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Published
none
Condition
Very Good
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$12.99

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Badger SN 62, British mass market paperback
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Sylvia

by Edgar Mittelholzer

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20th Century Books
Published
1955
Condition
acceptable
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$4.99

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Dell D151 AKA The Life and Death of Sylvia. 383 page novel, in a older mass market paperback format, painted cover. Missing a few of the first pages, everything before the page which states "Part One" such as the title pages and copyright page -- thus, none of the novel's text is missing. A name is written on the first… Read more
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cover of Dick Daring's New Bag of Tricks

Dick Daring's New Bag of Tricks

by Will L. Lindhorst

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Published
1934
Condition
good
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Good condition digest size 64 page paperback, except for missing one inch diagonal corner missing from bottom right of cover, and a few creased pages in same area. Illustrated throughout. Cover painting features a young magician, while the back cover is an ad for Quaker, featuring a painting of a turbaned magaician in a painterly, pulp magazine like style.
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Opus 21

by Philip Wylie

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20th Century Books
Published
1950
Condition
very good
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$1.49

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Pocket 722 first printing mass market paperback, no significant flaws, 386 pages, good paper quality
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cover of The Captain

The Captain

by Russell Thacher

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20th Century Books
Published
1952
Condition
good
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$2.99

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Pocket 883, 1952 first printing paperback. Good used copy of a vintage paperback, good paper quality, solid binding.
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