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By Westlake, Donald E.

NY: Random House, 1962. First printing stated. Octavo format hardcover in dust jacket. Text is Fine with no visible flaws, no owner's name, no wear. Dust jacket is not price-clipped, lightly edge-worn with a few short tears with some tape shadows inside. A very respectable Fine/VG copy. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The Chinese Orange Mystery (dust jacket only)

By Queen, Ellery

Triangle, 1934. Dust jacket only, no book. Very Good dust jacket with some edge-wear but no major tears or large chips. Slight loss to spine-ends, but front and back panels basically complete.. Disbound.


She Faded Into Air

By White, Ethel Lina E. L.

N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941. No statement of printing on copyright page, only date is 1941. Wartime printed book with usual paper-quality. 304 pp., octavo format in red cloth. Text is Nearly Fine with firm binding, no fading or significant wear to cloth, no owner's name. Just the usual offsetting to the endpapers due to cheap war-time paper. Age-darkened dust jacket has mostly-complete front and rear panels but chipping to extremities, especially the spine-ends. Photos available. . 2nd. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Mad with Much Heart

By Butler, Gerald

London: Jarrolds, 1945. First printing UK edition. 136 pp., red cloth with black spine titles. Text is Nearly Fine with firm binding, minimal wear, no fading, no owner's inscription. Only flaw to text is small owner's label tipped onto ffep stating "Filmed as "On Dangerous Ground" by Nicholas Ray wtih Ida Lupino Robert Ryan". Dust jacket is not price-clipped (original 6s. price present), expected edge-wear/chipping and darkening to white sections. A NF/Good copy overall. Photos available. . 1st. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Envious Casca

By Heyer, Georgette

Garden City, NY: Sun Dial Mysteries , 1942. Reprint of the 1941 Doubleday first US edition, with a similar dust jacket. As per the front flap: "printed from the plates of the original edition..." 311 pp., octavo format in gray cloth, dustjacket in burgundy and orange design. Text is Nearly Fine with no noticeable wear, owner's inscription on ffep dated 1943, mostly hidden under front flap. Dust jacket is not price-clipped, very bright, lightly edge-worn, couple of edge-tears but still much above average. A one-owner book, acquired from the estate of the original owner.. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The Imperfect Crime

By Graeme, Bruce

NY: Lippincott, 1933. Apparent first printing, US edition. Octavo format in original blue cloth. Very Good text with no owner's marks, no wear or tears to contents. Binding firm. Light wear to cloth at extremities, spine a bit sunned and slanted. Decent copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.


The Seventh Shot: A Detective Story

By Coverdale, Harry

New York City : Chelsea House , 1924. Apparent first printing with no additional printings noted. Title page, copyright page and dustjacket all marked "Chelsea House". Octavo format in brown cloth with gilt titles, including seven gunshot illustration. Text is Very Good with no owner's marks, firm hinges, bright cloth and titles. Some foxing to endpapers, usual dustiness to top-edge of text block. Dust jacket has some splitting to the foldovers, expected chipping to extremities, otherwise front and rear panels reasonably complete. Scarce in dustjacket. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The Scorpion (with Rare Dustjacket)

By Carey, Douglas

Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, 1931. First printing. Octavo, black cloth with red spine titles. Text has no owner's marks, no soiling, no wear or fading to cloth. Hinges firm. Spine a bit slanted, upper tips are bumped and front free endpaper is excised. Dj is Very Good with no major tears, not faded. Some wear to extremities with a couple of small chips to the spine-ends, around 1/8". A very attractive copy of this rare dj. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Murder Half Baked

By Bagby, George

New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First printing. Octavo format, blue cloth with black titles. No owner's marks, no siginficant flaws to printed text, binding/hinges in excellent original condition. Blue cloth not faded, just lightly worn/bumped at extremities. A very attractive copy of this very rare early mystery. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Rex Stout Mystery Mystery Quarterly Issue One Summer 1945

By Stout, Rex. John Steinbeck, Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers et al

NY: Avon, 1945. First printing. Includes first printing of Smart Guy by Bruno Fischer. Also Black Orchids by Stout. 165 pp., pulp format, 25 cent price on front cover. An attractive copy with light cover wear, slight dustiness, usual yellowing leaves. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


The Locked Book

By Packard, Frank L

Toronto: Copp Clark, 1924. Later Canadian printing without Doran slug emblem on copyright page or embossed boards. Text has almost no wear, owner's name on ffep. Nearly Fine. Dj is Good: not price-clipped (no price on Canadian edition in any case), moderate edge-wear, numerous short edge-tears, one 1.5 inch tear, small chips, none over .5 inch. Uncommon in dj. A very attractive copy, much above-average.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Angel Dance

By Beal, Mary F

Daughters Pub Co, 1977. First printing. Octavo, yellow and white card covers. Nearly Fine with no owner's name, very light wear to covers at tips. Lovely copy.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


The Wages of Fear (Rare First Edition)

By Arnaud, Georges

London: The Bodley Head, 1952. First printing, English translation by Norman Dale. Text is Fine with no wear, no owner's marks. Dj is not price-clipped. Has a couple of closed tears, slight loss at tips (under 1/8") and one chip from the bottom of the front panel about 1 X .75 inch. Very scarce first impression in a decent dj.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.


Miss Pinnegar Disappears

By Gilbert, Anthony

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. First printing, this 25th anniversary edition. Octavo, red cloth. Fine/Fine copy with no owner's name, no wear or tear. Dj is price-clipped. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Mademoiselle from Armentieres

By Rhode, John

London: Geoffrey Bles , 1927. First printing ("first published 1927" on copyright page). 256 pp., dark red cloth with black titles, dustjacket. Text is tight, square and unworn with minimal sign of use. Cloth and titles very bright. Some offsetting to endpapers, mild darkening of leaves at outer margins, and dustiness to top-edge, as expected. Dustjacket is very bright and mostly complete. Small amount of chipping to the spine-ends. There is a 2.5 inch closed edge-tear to the rear panel and a one-inch tear to the head of the spine, otherwise just the expected moderate edge-wear and some creasing. A better-than-average 85 year old dj. Scan available.. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Fair.


The Hidden Door (INSCRIBED By Author)

By Packard, Frank L

Toronto: Copp Clark, 1933. First printing, stated first (Canadian) edition. Text is Nearly Fine with no wear, no owner's marks. Only flaw is offsetting to ffep from contemporary newsclipping on fep: photo of author and family onboard the Empress of Asia enroute to Asia where he "plans to study the underworlds of Hong Kong, etc." Dj is Very Good with light edge-wear, one very short edge-tear to the rear panel, slight dustiness to the white areas. A superb copy, rarely found signed and in such condition.. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


The Riddle of Three-Way Creek

By Cullum, Ridgwell (ridgewell)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1925. First printing, uncommon Canadian edition. First US was Doubleday Doran, same year. Green cloth. A Good copy with intact hinges, no tears to text. Gift inscription dated 1925 inside, usual wear and modest soiling to cloth. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Good.


The Saint Sees it Through (Canadian Edition)

By Charteris, Leslie

Toronto: Musson, 1947. First printing, Canadian edition. Text is Nearly Fine with no owner's marks, no wear. Dj is Good only: quite worn along spine with tears and chips. In dj protector. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The Needle's Eye

By Lee, Edward

NY: Doubleday Doran Crime Club, 1944. First printing. No owner's name, no significant wear or tear. Nice copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


Thank You, Mr. Moto

By Marquand, John P

London: Tom Stacey , 1973. First printing of reprint of 1937 original. Fine/Fine copy with no wear, no tears, no names, not clipped.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


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