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The Pledge

By Friedrich Duerrenmatt

Feb 1960; 1st printing. Good softcover. Clean covers and spine; lightly scuffed; light foxing on back cover; 1/4 inch split at spine tail/front cover joint; tightly bound; foxing on cover inner faces; clean interior; age darkening at page edges. 16mo, 127 pp.

$4.25

Besides The Wench Is Dead

By Margaret Erskine

An Ace Gothic. Oct 1974; 1st printing. Good softcover. Clean front cover and spine; slight age darkening on back cover; crease on spine; tightly bound; clean interior; age darkening at page edges. 16mo, 219 pp.

$25.00

Surprise Endings by Hercule Poirot: Including The A. B. C. Murders, Murder in Three Acts and Cards on the Table

By Agatha Christie

Apparent 1st thus, 1956 on title page. Good+ HC, no DJ. Blue boards with black panel, yellow and black letters. Clean covers and spine; lightly rubbed at spine ends; tightly bound; bright, clean interior; small date (Aug 18, 1956) on rear pastedown. 8vo, 405 pp.

$11.25

The Enchanter

By Robert Newman

May 1967; 1st printing. Good+ softcover. Clean covers and spine; lightly scuffed on back cover; lightly scraped at back cover/spine joint; tightly bound; clean interior; age darkening at text page edges. 16mo, 222 pp.

$5.00

The Cashmere Kid

By B. Comfort

19931st edition; inscribed by author. Very Good HC in Very Good DJ. Black paper over boards backed with black cloth, gilt letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; slightly sunned at spine tail; tightly bound; inscribed on title page 'For Roberta . oldest + | best chum - love, | Bobby'; crisp, clean interior. DJ is clean and complete; lightly scuffed; slightly sunned on spine and adjacent cover areas. 8vo, 220 pp.

$15.00

The Grand Modena Murder

By Leonard R. Gribble

Stated 1st edition. Very Good HC, no DJ. Black cloth over boards, red letters. Clean, lightly scuffed covers and spine; few faint spots on covers; tightly bound; owner names in pencil on front free end paper; bright, clean interior. 12mo, 320 pp.

$18.25

Fire Will Freeze

By Margaret Millar

February 1967, 1st printing. Pictorial front cover shows girl running over snowy rocks with Gothic mansion in background. Clean, lightly scuffed front cover; back cover lightly soiled/age darkened with some foxing-like marks; faintly creased on spine; tightly bound; age darkening on inside cores and at text page edges. 16mo, 158 pp.

$6.50

The Storm and The Silence

By David Walker

2nd printing. Tan cloth over boards, blue letters. Clean covers and spine; age darkening/foxing at back cover lower half and slightly along front cover edges; tightly bound; clean interior. DJ is scuffed with some age darkening/foxing; chips at spine ends; light edge wear. 12mo, 239 pp.

$12.50

Farragan's Retreat

By Tom McHale

1st printing. Faux marbled paper over boards backed with light brown cloth, white and red metallic letters. New book in New DJ - only removed from publisher's cellophane to confirm first printing; crisp, clean interior and exterior; crisp, clean DJ; no age darkening; no scuffing. 8vo, 311 pp.

$25.00

Three for the Chair (A Nero Wolfe Mystery)

By Rex Stout

7th printing. Good softcover. Clean covers and spine; creased on spine; tightly bound; clean interior; very slight age darkening at page edges. 16mo, 154 pp.

$3.00

Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe

By Lambert, Derek

1st edition. Fine HC in VG DJ. Green paper over boards backed with red cloth, gilt titles. Bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; bright, crisp, clean interior. DJ is faintly scuffed; slight age darkening at flap edges; small abrasion at spine head; no chips or tears. 12mo, 192 pp.

$12.75