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The Restless Hands (Signed Paperback)

by Fischer, Bruno

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Published
1950
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New York: Signet Books, 1950. No. 780. First printing of this edition, and first paperback edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Originally published in hardcover by Dodd, Mead the previous year. Very Good plus. Lightly toned and soiled, with a light reader's crease.
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The Crusader: Books III-IV - Julanar the Lioness / My Lady Queen (First Edition)

by Offutt, Andrew J. writing as John Cleve

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Published
1981
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9780394177366
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$25.00

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New York: Black Cat / Grove Press, 1981. First Combined Edition, first printing. Lusty saga of fiery passion in a turbulent era! From the author's estate. Collects two previously published books in a single volume: "Julanar the Lioness" (Book III), and "My Lady Queen" (Book IV). Some toning at the edges, slight wrinkling to the… Read more
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The Crusader: Books III-IV - Julanar the Lioness / My Lady Queen (First Edition)

by Offutt, Andrew J. writing as John Cleve

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Published
1981
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9780394177366
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$45.00

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New York: Black Cat / Grove Press, 1981. First Combined Edition, first printing. Lusty saga of fiery passion in a turbulent era! From the author's estate. Collects two previously published books in a single volume: "Julanar the Lioness" (Book III), and "My Lady Queen" (Book IV). A few brief stains, some production wrinkle to the… Read more
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The Crusader: Books III-IV - Julanar the Lioness / My Lady Queen (First Edition)

by Offutt, Andrew J. writing as John Cleve

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Published
1981
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9780394177366
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$45.00

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New York: Black Cat / Grove Press, 1981. First Combined Edition, first printing. Lusty saga of fiery passion in a turbulent era! From the author's estate. Collects two previously published books in a single volume: "Julanar the Lioness" (Book III), and "My Lady Queen" (Book IV). Stray black mark at the fore-edge of the front… Read more
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The Crusader: Books III-IV - Julanar the Lioness / My Lady Queen (First Edition)

by Offutt, Andrew J. writing as John Cleve

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Published
1981
ISBN
9780394177366
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$15.00

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New York: Black Cat / Grove Press, 1981. First Combined Edition, first printing. Lusty saga of fiery passion in a turbulent era! From the author's estate. Collects two previously published books in a single volume: "Julanar the Lioness" (Book III), and "My Lady Queen" (Book IV). Spine panel darkened, light foxing to page edges. Very… Read more
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Pearls are a Nuisance (First Edition)

by Chandler, Raymond

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Published
1953
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First Edition
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$15.00

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Collects four Chandler short stories that originally appeared in the US collection, "The Simple Art of Murder." With a new introduction by Chandler. Spine lean and roll, small chip at the top left corner of the rear panel, About Very Good overall.
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A Man Named Thin (First Edition)

by Hammett, Dashiell; Ellery Queen (introduction)

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York: Mercury Mystery, 1962. First Edition. No. 233. First Edition thus, a digest size paperback original. Contains the title story, which introduces the "Thin Man" character, and 7 other crime stories. A touch of wear to the spine ends, else Near Fine. Layman A19.
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The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (First Edition)

by Hammett, Dashiell; Ellery Queen (introduction)

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Published
1944
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Bestseller Mystery, 1944. First Edition. No. B50. First Edition, a paperback original. Digest size, perfect-bound. First collection of short stories with Hammett's hero, Sam Spade. Slight roll to the spine, else Very Good or better. Layman A11.1.a.
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Five [5] Murderers (Vintage Paperback)

by Chandler, Raymond

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Published
1944
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$125.00

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New York: Avon Murder Mystery Monthly, 1944. No. 19. Vintage digest size paperback original. First book appearance of five key Chandler stories originally published in pulp magazines. Spine lean, some fading to the spine panel, a bit of faint creasing to the wrappers. Very Good overall. Queen's Quorum 99.
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Family Bonds (First Edition)

by Offutt, Andrew J. writing as Turk Winter

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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New York: Bee-Line Book [Beeline] / Carlyle Communications, 1975. First Edition. First Edition, first printing, a paperback original. An Bee Line Banner title about a family of wealth fetishists and their kinky sex practices. From the author's estate. Offutt had gained some success writing adult novels in the 1960s and 1970s, using pseudonyms like John Cleve, Turk… Read more
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New York: Civil Service Publications, 1945. First Edition. Vintage paperback. First Edition. Very Good in illustrated wrappers. Rubbing at the spine, with a four inch closed tear to the front joint, with light rubbing and age toning. A very presentable copy of this Barnaby Quarterly.
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$106,000 Blood Money (First Edition)

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Published
1943
Edition
First Edition
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$95.00

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New York: Bestseller Mystery, 1943. First Edition. No. B40. First Edition. Digest size short story collection. Collects "$106,000 Blood Money" and "The Big Knockover as a novel. Near Fine in wrappers. A superior copy. Layman A9.1.
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The Continental Op (First Edition)

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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New York: Bestseller Mystery, 1945. First Edition. No. B62. First Edition. Digest size short story collection. Collects 4 Continental Op stories. With an introduction by Ellery Queen. Near Fine in wrappers. A superior copy. Layman A.12.1.
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The Creeping Siamese (First Edition)

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Published
1950
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Bestseller Mystery, 1950. First Edition. No. J48. First Edition. Digest size short story collection. Collects 6 Hammett crime stories. With an introduction by Ellery Queen. Solid Very Good in wrappers. Layman A.17.1.
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The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim (First Edition)

by Iceberg Slim

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780870674143
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$450.00

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Los Angeles: Holloway House No. 88-414, 1971. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. The author's fourth book, a collection of essays by the noted African-American author, examining life on the fringes of inner city Chicago. Near Fine or better in wrappers. A very bright, unread copy.
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New York: Signet Books, 1960. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback. SIGNED by O'Connor on the title page to publisher, Kurt Enoch. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. O'Connor's second novel, published four years before her death, follows the struggle of a young boy with fate, and epitomizes… Read more
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$2,950.00
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New York: Signet Books, 1948. First Separate Edition. INSCRIBED by Faulkner to publisher Kurt Enoch: "William Faulkner / New York / 5 Feb 1950 / Mr. Enoch." Faulkner inscriptions of this significance are rare. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. This first separate publication of "The Old Man," proposed to Enoch by… Read more
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$7,500.00
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New York: Signet Books, 1964. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback. SIGNED by the author on the title page to publisher Kurt Enoch. From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. Webb's 1963 novel follows emotionally lost college graduate Benjamin Braddock and his eventual affair with his girlfriend's mother, Mrs.… Read more
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$650.00
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New York: Signet Books, 1950. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback of Nabokov's first novel, originally titled "Kamera Obscura." INSCRIBED by Nabokov for publisher Kurt Enoch: "Vladimir Nabokov / IV.1950." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included. Apart from the rarity of the signature, the book was inscribed Nabokov… Read more
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$5,500.00
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New York: Signet Books, 1954. First printing of this edition, and first printing in paperback. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page in the year of publication to publisher Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / with my best wishes / Sincerely yours / Richard Wright / Paris May 8, 1954." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter… Read more
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$950.00