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The Southpaw

by HAINES, Donal Hamilton

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Published
1931
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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrations by Tod Gould. Small 8vo. Green cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 272pp. Frontispiece. Near fine/very good. Mildest of jacket edgwear only. Quite handsome and tight "Fourth Large printing" of this juvenile baseball fiction. Delightful jacket graphics. Uncommon.
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Lethal Lady

by KING, Rufus

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Published
1947
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with white lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 192pp. Near fine/very good. Text block typically, mildly age toned; mild jacket edgewear. An attractive early (not first) printing of this "Crime Club" whodunit by the prolific mystery author (1893-1966). Possibly a film studio copy, with a small inkstamped "Planning Department"… Read more
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The Deadly Dove

by KING, Rufus

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Published
1944
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$75.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1944. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 192pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket only mildly edgeworn. This wonderfully tight and sharp and bright "Crime Club" first edition is described on jacket front panel as "A Sinister Mixture of Mirth and Murder." Rather scarce whodunit by the prolific mystery author (1893-1966).… Read more
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The Eleventh House: Memoirs

by STRODE, Hudson

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Published
1975
ISBN
9780151282302
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$75.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 312pp. Fine/very good. Light jacket edgewear. A tight and lovely first edition of Strode's last book -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a fine Typed Letter Signed from Strode, 1p, 5 3/4" X 7 3/4", University,… Read more
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An Undivided Union

by OPTIC, Oliver (William T. Adams)

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Published
1899
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$55.00

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Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1899. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Blue and grey cloth with ornate gilt and black spine lettering and ornate decorations. 482pp, (4pp ads). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 6 full-page illustrations. Very good. Mildest of binding edgewear only, with text block tight and fine. A tight and bright first edition of the sixth title in the prolific young adult writer's… Read more
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1967. Hardcover. Small 4to. Mustard cloth with green spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 258pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A superb, tight and sharp first edition of this account of Tarzan's creator and the many film versions of his creation. Best of all, this copy bears a fun autograph addition: Tipped dramatically and diagonally… Read more
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Lethal Lady

by KING, Rufus

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Published
1947
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with white lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 192pp. Near fine/very good. Text block moderately age toned as usual; jacket lightly edgeworn. Handsome "Crime Club" first edition of this whodunit by the prolific mystery author (1893-1966). Rather scarce in a sharp jacket.
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Knocked for a Loop

by RICE, Craig

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Published
1957
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$65.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth spine with white lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 219pp. Very good/very good. Text block moderately age toned per usual; jacket only faintly rubbed. Handsome, tight first edition of this "Inner Sanctum Mystery" featuring John J. Malone.
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Death My Darling Daughters

by STAGGE, Jonathan

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Published
1945
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$45.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1945. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Teal blue cloth with black lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 219pp. Very good/good plus. Inoffensive abrasions to both pastedowns, with scribbled-out ownership signature on front flyleaf and "P.F.C.L." inkstamped on rear flyleaf; though jacket is trimmed about 1/4" along lower edge and outer flap edges show expert archival… Read more
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Plupy: The Wirst Yet!

by SHUTE, Henry A.

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Published
1929
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$95.00

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Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 256pp. Very good/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed. Tight and quite lovely first edition of the last of the half dozen popular "Plupy" novels about this rascalish boy penned by the New Hampshire lawyer, judge and writer (1856-1943) of popular… Read more
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Murder Wears a Mummer's Mask

by HALLIDAY, Brett

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Published
1944
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New York: Books, Inc, 1944. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 222pp. Very good/very good. Black cloth a bit mottled, but inoffensively; jacket lightly edgeworn, with a few small edge chips. Attractive and tight first of the "Midnite Mysteries" edition of the seventh "Michael Shayne Mystery" set at an annual play festival… Read more
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A Body Is Found

by ADAMS ROUND TABLE

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Published
1990
ISBN
9780922066490
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$20.00

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New York: Wynwood PRess, 1990. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt spine lettering and red paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 288pp. Fine/near fine. Superbly tight and handsome first edition of this whodunit penned by 11 noted authors: Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas Chastain, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Lucy Freeman, Joyce Harrington, Stanley Cohen, Warren Murphy, Frederick Knott, Justin Scott,… Read more
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The Late John Marquand: A Biography

by BIRMINGHAM, Stephen

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Published
1972
ISBN
9780397008865
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$175.00

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1972. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xiii, 322pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only. Attractive, tight first edition of this biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist (1893-1960) best known for "The Late George Apley" -- signed enormously hugely by the late Birmingham (1929-2015) in black fineline… Read more
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The Casino Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

by VAN DINE, S.S.

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Published
1934
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 283pp, (7pp ads). Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Early (not first) printing, quite tight and most handsome, of the eighth (out of 12) "Philo Vance" mystery.
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Millie's Daughter

by CLARKE, Donald Henderson

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Published
1939
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$175.00

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New York: The Vanguard Press, 1939. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Orange cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 309pp. Fine/near fine. Outstanding, bright and tight first edition of this sequel to Clarke's 1930 bestseller "Millie". This earlier title was filmed in 1931 and a film version of "Millie's Daughter" was released in 1947 -- and in 1956 the television… Read more
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Fighting in Cuban Waters or Under Schley on the Brooklyn

by STRATEMEYER, Edward

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Published
1899
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Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1899. Hardcover. Illustrations by A.B. Shute. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt and black lettering and gilt, black, blue and white pictorial stamping. ix, 344pp, (4pp ads). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for illustrations. Near fine. Spine (not gilt) ever-so-faintly sunned; contemporary front flyleaf ownership signature. An exceptionally, unusually tight and bright first edition of the… Read more
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Nobody's Boy (Sans Famille)

by MALOT, Hector

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Published
1916
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$125.00

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New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1916. Hardcover. Translation by Florence Crewe-Jones. Illustrations by John B. Gruelle. Small 8vo. Teal green mesh cloth with gilt lettering and rules and gilt-encircled color plate, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 372pp. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for illustrations.Near fine/good plus. Rubbed and edgeworn jacket with some edge chips reveals old tape stains along… Read more
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Spellbound

by BEEDING, Francis

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Published
1945
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$150.00

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Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1945. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with blue spine lettering and bat decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 192pp. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with several tiny edge chips; text block well age toned per usual. A tight and attractive first of this "Tower Books Edition," being a reprint of the 1927 "The House of Edwardes"… Read more
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Mt. Pleasant, MI: The Clare Area Centennial Committee, 1979. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth with silver lettering and front board rules and tipped-on pictorial plate. 72pp, (2pp). Extensive illustrations, pictorial pastedowns. Near fine. Handsome, tight first edition of this chronicle of the small central Michigan town in both Clare and Isabella counties -- one of an unspecified limited, numbered edition… Read more
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Old Books in the Old World: Reminiscences of Book Buying Abroad

by ROSTENBERG, Leona, and STERN, Madeleine B.

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Published
1996
ISBN
9781884718182
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$50.00

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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 175pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. Handsome and tight first edition of these journal excerpts from the grand dames of American antriquarian bookselling, a followup to their popular "Old & Rare: Forty Years in the Book Business." This lovely coppy bears… Read more
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