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Yellowthread Street (A Rinehart Suspense Novel)
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Yellowthread Street (A Rinehart Suspense Novel)

By Marshall, William

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 122 pp. First American Edition, 1976. Scarce Title. "With galloping energy and frantic wit, the author launches the pngent Yellowthread Street mystery series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Harry Feiffer and company of Hong Kong." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 3/4" closed tear to bottom edge front panel dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellow quarter-cloth with black paper-covered boards, and black lettering to spine.

$25.00

Intrigue: Three Famous Novels In One Volume

By Ambler, Eric

London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1965. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 634 pp, Introduction by Eric Ambler, The Mask of Dimitrios; Journey Into Fear; Judgment on Deltchev. "Eric Clifford Ambler (1909-1998) was an influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler's best known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (1939) (published in the US under the title A Coffin for Dimitrios), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day (1962), filmed in 1964 as Topkapi. In contrast to most other spy novels, Ambler's protagonist is rarely a professional spy, policeman or counter-intelligence operative but an amateur who finds himself unwillingly in the company of hardened criminals, revolutionaries, or spies. He seems out of his depth, a bumbling anti-hero, who nonetheless eventually manages to surprise himself as well as the professionals by a decisive action that outwits his far more experienced opponents. This plot is used, for example, in Journey into Fear, Epitaph for a Spy, The Mask of Dimitrios." Not Price Clipped. Small chip to bottom edge corner spine dj with a few small closed tears and light soiling to white of rear panel of same. Lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt bordered red title page and gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

The "Canary" Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By Van Dine, S. S.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. x, 343 (2) pp, Introductory, character of the book, 30 capters. First Printing, 1928. Lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with light-green lettering to front board and spine.

$45.00

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Definitive Text

By Doyle, Arthur Conan

New York: The Heritage Press, 1950. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Thick 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xxiii (ix), 764 pp, a note about the cover, Introduction by Vincent Scarrett, notes on the collation, by the editor, A Study in Carlet; The Sign of the Four; The Twelve Adventures Originally Published as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"; The Twelve Adventures Originally Published as "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes". Limited Club Edition, 1950. Corrected and Edited by Edgar W. Smith, with an Introduction by Vincent Starrett, and illustrated with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and others. In the Original Near Fine Slipcase with only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown decorative paper-covered with dark brown cloth backstrip, oval laid-in cameo portrait of Holmes with pipe on front board, white initials of Victoria Regina in 'bullet-pocks' to front and rear boards, gilt lettering to spine, and dark brown speckled text block edges.

$27.50

Murdock's Law [Signed by the Author]

By Estleman, Loren D.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1982. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 184 pp. First Edition, 1982. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "Special U.S. Deputy Page Murdock rides into Breen, Montana, on the trail of a menacing and elusive outlaw. But before he can scout the saloons for his man, he is made town marshal in a territory heating up for the ugliest range war this side of hell. The big ranchers want a gunslinger marshal, and the small ranchers have their own hired gun. But the badge on Murdock's chest means law, and he'll enforce it the best way he knows---with a gun." Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest wear to top and bottom edge spine. Lightly foxed top text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan leatherette with oragnelettering to spine.

$54.00

The Hider [Signed by the Author]

By Estleman, Loren D.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 184 pp. First Edition, 1978. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "In the company of Jack Butterworth, all of the danger and excitement of the Wild west seemed to come alive for Jeff Curry, But after getting involved with a runaway Indian, the young would-be bullalo hunter soon learns what it is like to be hunted down himself by the law." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest wear to top and bottom edge spine. Lightly foxed top text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan leatherette black lettering to spine.

$48.00

Naked Is the Best Disguise: The Death & Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes

By Rosenberg, Samuel

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.. 1974. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 203 pp, preface, 12 chapters, notes, for further reading, index with b&w illustrations throughout. Near Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underining, highlighting or marginalia. Burgundy half-cloth with tan boards.

$14.00

Gaudy Night

By Sayers, Dorothy L.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good -. 8vo. vi, 469 pp, author's note, 23 chapters. Second Printing, February 1936. Scarce title with Dust Jacket. "The interplay of interests, of psychology and detection, is so subtle and well-ordered that 'Gaudy Night' stands out even among Miss Sayer's novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself." Not Price Clipped. 1/2"x3/4" chip along to and bottom spine dj with 3/4" overflow on to bottom edge front panel dj, some minute chips, closed tears and crackling. Dust line to top text block edge with only the faintest wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting. Black cloth with blue lettering to spine.

$45.00

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

By Meyer, Nicholas [Edt.]

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company. 1976. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 222 pp, foreword, introductory, 15 chapters, epilogue, acknowledgments. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting. Red cloth with gilt lettering at spine.

$14.00

Elementary Pascal As Chronicled by John H. Watson

By Ledgard, Henry; Singer, Andrew [Edts.]

New York: Random House Inc. 1982. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xii, 266 pp, preface, 16 chapters, notes on the programs, appendix, postscript, index. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon half-cloth with tan boards.

$17.50

Copper Beeches
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Copper Beeches

By Lewis, Arthur H.

New York: Trident Press. 1971. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 317 pp.Lightly age-tanned spine and edges of dj with lightly faded board edges, else, Fine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light green cloth.

$17.50

The Revenge of the Hound

By Hardwick, Michael

New York: Villard Books. 1987. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 310 pp.

$14.00

The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes
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The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes

By Todd, Peter

New York: Mysterious Press. 1976. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xiii, 151 pp with Introduction by Philip Jose Farmer. Illustrations by Lewis R. Higgins. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth.

$17.50

The World of Sherlock Holmes
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The World of Sherlock Holmes

By Harrison, Michael

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company. 1975. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 227 pp, note, list of b&w illustrations, 10 chapters, notes, appendices 1-2, acknowledgments, bibliography, index. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red half-cloth with grey boards.

$15.00

Expert Testimony [Signed by the Author]
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Expert Testimony [Signed by the Author]

By Stockley, Grif

New York: Summit Books, 1991. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 285 pp. First Edition, 1991. Inscribed on ffep by the Author. "Representing a mental patient accused of killing a prominent Arkansas politician, public defender Gideon Page falls deep into personal and professional quagmires with the case taking on onominous sexual undertones" Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue half-cloth with blue paper-covered boards, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By Doyle, A. Conan

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1909. New Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Sidney Paget. 8vo. (2) 293 (3) pp, tissue-protected frontis, list of b&w illustrations, The Adventures of a Scandal in Bohemia; The Adventure of the Red-Headed League; ...of A Case of Identity; ...of the Boscombe Valley Mystery; ...Five Pips; ...of the Man with the Twisted Lip; ...of the Blue Carbuncle; ...of the Speckled Band; ...of the Engineer's Thumb; ...of the Noble Bachelor; ...of the Beryl Coronet; ...of the Copper Beeches. Stated New Edition, 1909 Partially cracked Hinge with Light wear and rubbed board edges, foxed endpapers, and age-toned text block edge. Clean, with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$50.00

The Rattle-Rat [Signed By The Author]
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The Rattle-Rat [Signed By The Author]

By van de Wetering, Janwillem

New York: Pantheon Books. 1985. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. viii, 282 pp. Translated from the Dutch: First American Edition, 1985. Inscribed By The Author on ffep. "Janwillem van de Wetering was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Before relocating to Maine, he served for seven years with the Amsterdam Police Reserve. Previous to the publication of Rattle-Rat he authored some twelve other Amsterdam and American novels, childrens books, and a pair of books on Zen: The Empty Mirror and A Glimpse of Nothingness." from the jacket flap. Pristine, no wear Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black half-cloth with black boards and gilt lettering.

$17.50

In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

By Harrison, Michael

New York: Frederick Fell, Inc. Publisheres. 1960. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. (6) 292 pp, a foreword, list of 27 b&w illustrations, 34 chapters, index. Lightly soiled rear panel dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellow half-cloth with brown boards.

$17.50

Le Pro. [Signed by the Author]

By Estleman, Loren D.

Paris: Presses de La Cite. 1985. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 232 (1) pp. Traduction de Jean-Luc Estebe: First French Edition, 1984. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "Peter Macklin fait son metier de tueur en bon professionnel: avec serieux, discretion, efficacite, et l'oeil fixe sur la ligne bleue de la retraite.A trente-neuf and, il l'aurait prise depuis longtemps sans les frasques de sa femme et de son fils, respectivement alcoolique et drogue, aux besoins desquels il continue de subvenir en bon pere de famille. Macklin a des principes. Les huit desaxes qu'on lui demande d'eliminer n'obeissent en revanche a aucune regle. Pas plus que les deux jeunes loups sanguinaires qui lui filent le train. Pour un fois, c'est du cote du FBI que Macklin trouvvera l'ame soeur, en la personne d'un flic qui conserve lui aussi des principes d'une autre epoque. Un professionnel, comme lui, et comme lui mostalgique d'un certain art de vivre -- un certain art de tuer." Minute chips along bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Laminated pictorial boards.

$27.50

The Underground Man
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The Underground Man

By Macdonald, Ross

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 272 (5) pp, . First Edition, 1971. "In his first novel since the best-selling The Goodbye Look, the author mingles unfaltering suspense with that extroadinary perception of an American life-style (West Coast Affluent) that is the writer's hallmark." from the jacket flap. Not Price clipped. Only the very faintest edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black half-cloth with orange paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, and black top text block edge.

$35.00