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Flying Colours including A Ship of the Line (First Edition)

by Forester, C.S.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
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$750.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1938. First UK Edition, and the correct first of "Flying Colors," preceding the single volume publication. The third Hornblower novel published, and the eighth in series chronology, published together with the second. Along with "The Happy Return", the three form the basis for the 1951 film "Captain Horatio Hornblower," directed by Raoul Walsh, and… Read more
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$750.00
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The Man Who Could Not Shudder (First Edition)

by Carr, John Dickson

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$325.00

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. The 12th Dr. Gideon Fell novel. Very Good in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Slight lean, with light bumps to the bottom front corner and top edge, and minor fraying to the extremities. Jacket lightly chipped at the extremities, with light rubbing and soil.
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$325.00
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A Sparrow Falls (Signed First Edition)

by Smith, Wilbur

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$475.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The third Courtney novel. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faint foxing to the top page edge, small bruise to the front pastedown. Jacket Light fading to the spine, shallow diagonal crease to the front flap, and… Read more
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$475.00
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River God (Signed First Edition)

by Smith, Wilbur

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780333568743
Item Price
$375.00

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London: Macmillan, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The first Egyptian novel. Near Fine, with some light soil, in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dust jacket.
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$375.00
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Artists in Crime (First Edition)

by Marsh, Ngaio

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
Item Price
$250.00

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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1938. First UK Edition, preceding all others. A Roderick Alleyn mystery. Very Good plus lacking the dust jacket. Slight lean, with offsetting to the endpapers.
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$250.00
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The Uncomplaining Corpse (First Edition)

by Halliday, Brett

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$275.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. The third Michael Shayne novel, basis for the 1946 film "Murder is My Business," directed by Sam Newfield, and starring Hugh Beaumont as Shayne. Scarce. Very Good plus lacking the dust jacket. Slight lean, with light rubbing to the extremities.
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$275.00
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The Mystery of the Double Kidnapping (First Edition)

by Lyle, Mel

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1966. First Edition. First Edition. A Power Boys Adventure mystery. Near Fine with no dust jacket as issued. Slight lean, with a touch of laminate lift and light rubbing at the spine.
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$15.00
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The Case of the Stolen Dummy (First Edition)

by Wyatt, George

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. A Brains Benton mystery novel. Very Good plus with no dust jacket as issued. Slight lean, with light rubbing to the spine and extremities.
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$25.00
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The Mystery of the Flying Skeleton (First Edition)

by Lyle, Mel

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1964. First Edition. First Edition. The second Power Boys Adventure mystery. Near Fine with no dust jacket as issued. A touch of laminate lift and light rubbing at the spine and extremities.
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$25.00
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The Jinx of Payrock Canyon (First Edition)

by Nesbit, Troy

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. A Wilderness Mystery Series installment. Very Good plus with no dust jacket as issued. Very slight lean, with some mild rubbing overall, and a touch of laminate lift at the spine and extremities.
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$15.00
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The Mystery of the Haunted Skyscraper (First Edition)

by Lyle, Mel

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1964. First Edition. First Edition. A Power Boys Adventure mystery. Very Good with no dust jacket as issued. Owner name on the front endpaper, with some laminate lift at the spine, and light rubbing to the board edges.
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$15.00
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Doc Savage (Collection of 10 DC comic books, all signed by writer Mike W. Barr)

by Barr, Mike W. (writer); Rod Whigham, Steve Montano, Gabriel Morrissette, Mike Bair, Ed Barretto, et. al (artists)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1990
Item Price
$450.00

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New York: DC Comics, 1990. A collection of ten original comics featuring Doc Savage, published by DC, all SIGNED by writer Mike W. Barr on the front wrappers. Doc Savage was featured by DC Comics beginning with a four-issue mini-series in 1987, followed by twenty-four issues, including an annual issue. Other characters throughout the run included Doc's… Read more
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$450.00
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The Dragon Murder Case (First Edition)

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. First Edition. A Philo Vance story. Basis for the 1934 film starring Warren William as Philo Vance. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly chipped, with cello tape reinforcements to the verso, and light rubbing to the flap folds, but otherwise bright and unfaded. … Read more
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$125.00
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The Taste of Ashes (First Edition)

by Browne, Howard

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. The fourth Paul Pine novel, the previous three written under the pseudonym John Evans. Near Fine in a Vert Good dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with light chipping and soil.
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$125.00
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The Gracie Allen Murder Case (First Edition)

by Van Dine, S.S.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$95.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1939 film, directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Gracie Allen, Warren William, and Ellen Drew. A Philo Vance mystery. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown, covered completely by jacket flap. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with… Read more
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$95.00
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The Forest Fire Mystery (First Edition)

by Nesbit, Troy

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. A Wilderness Mystery Series installment. Very Good plus with no dust jacket as issued. Some laminate lift at the spine and light rubbing to the spine and extremities.
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$15.00
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Death at Breakfast (First Edition)

by Street, Cecil writing as John Rhode

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1936
Item Price
$200.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1936. First American Edition. Book twenty-three in the Dr. Priestley series of mystery novels, this one involving the murder by poisoning of the wealthy Victor Harleson. Very Good lacking the dust jacket. Faint, partially erased owner name and additional faint pencil annotations to the front pastedown. Slight lean and light rubbing overall. … Read more
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$200.00
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Tragedy at Ravensthorpe (First UK Edition)

by Stewart, Alfred Walter writing as J.J. Connington

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1927
Item Price
$65.00

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London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Book two in the Clinton Driffield mystery series. Very Good lacking the dust jacket. Vintage bookstore label to the rear pastedown. Fading to the spine titling, with a little splitting to the front hinge, and rubbing to the board edges.
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$65.00
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Death and Restoration (First UK Edition)

by Pears, Iain

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1996
ISBN
9780002325905
Item Price
$20.00

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London: Fox Film Corporation, 1996. First UK Edition, preceding all others. An art world-based crime novel. Book six in the Jonathan Argyel mystery series. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Tiny tap to the bottom of spine panel.
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$20.00
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Peregrine (First Edition)

by Bayer, William

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780312926441
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Congdon and Lattes / St. Martin's Press, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. 1982 Edgar Award winner and the first Bayer novel to feature NYPD lieutenant Frank Janek, the author's favored protagonist. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a single, small closed tear at the top of the each panel, a… Read more
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$15.00