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Busman's Honeymoon (First Edition)

by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1937
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$200.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1937. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published the same year by Gollancz. The eleventh and final Lord Peter Wimsey novel, and the fourth the feature Harriet Vane. Basis for the 1940 film directed by Athur B. Woods, and starring Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings. Released in the US as "Haunted Honeymoon." Slight… Read more
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$200.00
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Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer (First Edition)

by J.W. Duffield

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Racine, WI: Sully and Kleinteich, 1914. First Edition. First Edition. The second Bert Wilson novel. Very Good plus lacking the dust jacket. Contemporary owner name to the front flyleaf. Light foxing to the page edges and endpapers.
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$125.00
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The Perfect Frame (First Edition)

by William Ard

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: MS Mill and William Morrow, 1951. First Edition. First Edition. The first book in featuring series detective Timothy Dane. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed and soiled over all, with light foxing to the rear panel and rear flap, and a light chip to the upper front panel and crown, not affecting… Read more
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$150.00
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The Tall Dolores (Signed First Edition)

by Michael Avallone

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Author's first book and the first Ed Noon mystery. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Tape shadows to the boards, with light bruising and an ink annotation to the front endpaper. Jacket is lightly rubbed and soiled overall, with… Read more
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$200.00
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Flying Colours including A Ship of the Line (Signed First Edition)

by C.S. Forester

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
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$1,650.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1938. First UK Edition, and the correct first of "Flying Colors," preceding the single volume publication. SIGNED by the author on a special Book Society bookplate designed by Rex Whistler. 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… Read more
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$1,650.00
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Flying Colours including A Ship of the Line (First Edition)

by C.S. Forester

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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 starring Gregory… Read more
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$750.00
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The Man Who Could Not Shudder (First Edition)

by John Dickson Carr

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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 Wilbur Smith

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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 faint foxing… Read more
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$475.00
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River God (Signed First Edition)

by Wilbur Smith

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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 Ngaio Marsh

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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 Brett Halliday

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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 Mel Lyle

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
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$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 Mystery of the Flying Skeleton (First Edition)

by Mel Lyle

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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 Troy Nesbit

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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 Mel Lyle

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

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Published
1990
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$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 love interest… Read more
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$450.00
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The Dragon Murder Case (First Edition)

by S.S. Van Dine

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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.
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$125.00
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The Taste of Ashes (First Edition)

by Howard Browne

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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 S.S. Van Dine

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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 a few… Read more
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$95.00
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The Forest Fire Mystery (First Edition)

by Troy Nesbit

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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