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Killer In Town

By: Adams, Clifton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell First Edition A199: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009431


Cdn.; two friends find themselves on opposite sides of the law, one a Territory marshal, the other a wanted man in Kansas; cover by John Leone; spine slant; internally tight and clean; View more info

No Time Like Tomorrow

By: Aldiss, Brian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet S1683: 1959

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 005983


A collection of twelve "adventures of men who dare to tamper with time and space--to unleash an infinity of danger." Some rubbing, small nick to top right spine edge, short diagonal tear to bottom spine edge (no loss of paper), slight tanning. Internally tight and clean, a nice copy. View more info

A Killer in Whiskey Smith

By: Allen, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace 44250: 1971

Seller ID: 007875


The third of the author's titles set in Whiskey Smith, "the jumping off spot for the real Wild West of the frontier days." A man who was judged to be defending himself when he killed three men on a Fort Smith street is heading back to the same town, looking for his brother's killers. Only mild wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Like Wild

By: Allen, Eric

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Derby, Monarch 345: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018154


A man returning to Florida after a stint fighting guerrillas in Laos is faced with a corrupt fellow who wishes to steal his land, the corrupt fellow's woman (who wishes to teach him a thing or two about "how to stake out a claim on a man no matter what his previous commitments"), and his fiancee's kid sister, who wants him, and doesn't particularly care that he's her sister's betrothed (the poor sonuvabitch shoulda stayed in Laos -- he'd have fewer complications ... View more info

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Autobiography of a Flea

By: Anonymous (Stanislas de Rhodes)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher:

Edition: First American Publication

Seller ID: 018026


A classic in the field of erotica, first published in 1887, and the basis for the 1976 porno film of the same name. Although the words "First American Publication" are emblazoned across the top of the front cover, there is no publisher listed, no place, no date, or any copyright information. A bit of slant, moderate edgewear, some creasing, surface wear, light tanning. View more info

Fury in the Heart

By: Ballard, W.T. (pseudonym of Todhunter Ballard)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 134: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005578


Paperback original. Okay, here's the deal (pay attention, now, 'cause it gets complicated): in the Hollywood branch of something called Etna Publication Relations we've got a head honcho with a chick named Kitten, who, in order to get ahead, is willing to switch her bodily allegiance to the head honcho's heir apparent, who's determined to replace the honcho, said honcho being the target of a virginal young thing eager to explore a little of the erotic life, while in the... View more info

The Planet Seekers

By: Barton, Erle

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vega VSF-7: 1966

Edition: 1st Vega edition

Seller ID: 009409


Created to serve mankind, a strange new race of modified men with fantastic powers and a kind of immortality finds a barrier between themselves and the old race. Cover illustration by Fox. Small ink numerals at top of front cover (30/9, indicating, no doubt, that when it was new the corner bookstore received it on the 30th of September). Tight and square. View more info

A House of Women

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower Dell 3825: 1965

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 013066


The story of a barmaid who has married "a farmer whose skinflint family is steeped in the tradition of its own prosperity." 284 pages. Some spine roll, light edgewear, three grey remainder stripes across fore-edge, tanning, moderate handling wear. Uncommon. View more info

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The Black Camel

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket / Pocket Books of Canada 133: 1944

Edition: 10th printing

Seller ID: 017734


Canadian printing. When an actress is murdered, our philosophical detective oozes into something approaching action as he deals with "the confusion of alibis, false clues, and a weird crystal gazer," until, "at the forty-eighth hour the tangled skein unravels to reveal a nerve-tingling solution!" 275 pages + author biography and advertisements for other Pocket titles. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, light soil, surface wear, moderate wear to... View more info

Space By The Tale

By: Bixby, Jerome

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine U2203: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008162


Canadian printing. Eleven sf stories by the author of one of the all-time great stories in the field ("It's A *Good* Life," sadly, not in this particular collection). Cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. A nice copy w/some minor smudging to front cover, mild general wear. View more info

The Brat

By: Brewer, Gil

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Greenwich, Gold Medal 708:

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 007119


A young woman enduring "the rotting, sun-blasted shack, the one room where they all lived, slept, made love, died," and "the sly, lustful eyes of her father's friends," is willing to use her lovely body to escape to a new life (curious how seldom it turns out that some guy can do the same thing). Cover illustration by Barye Phillips. Slant, uneven 1/4" tear to bottom edge of front cover/first end paper, some mild waviness at spine, light general wear... View more info

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The Brick Foxhole

By: Brooks, Richard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Studio 110:

Edition: 1st Studio edition

Seller ID: 017733


No date (circa 1950). Brooks's first novel, tackling the theme of homosexuality in the army, and its repercussions for one man at the hands of another just out of the service. Published before Brooks became a top Hollywood screenwriter/director, and the basis for Crossfire, a film directed by Edward Dmytryk and that starred Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Ryan (you didn't *have* to be named Robert to star in this flick, but apparently it helped a whole helluva... View more info

Machines That Built America

By: Burlingame, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet Key Ks327: 1955

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 007956


Originally published in hardcover in 1953, by Harcourt, Brace & Company. "From the automatic flour mills of Oliver Evans to Henry Ford's system of mass production, this is the adventurous and exciting story of the ingenious men whose inventions and enterprise welded a struggling young country into a great industrial nation." 166 pages (including index) + 2 pages of listings for other Mentor/Signet Key titles. Rubbing, reading crease, edgewear, small chip to ed... View more info

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Till Death Do Us Part

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 793: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 005595


A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery. A man engaged to be married isn't certain whether or not his bride-to-be is a killer. Light scuffing, thin scratches, mild slant, dusty edges, minor soil, tanning, bottom corners of last four pages chipped (does not affect text). View more info

The Lost Gallows

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 436:

Seller ID: 007982


Originally published in hardcover in 1931 by Harper & Brothers. "It started when El Moulk's automobile roared crazily through a London fog, its driver dead as a herring. The car screeched to a stop in front of that creaky relic of ancient horrors, the Brimstone Club. Through its cavernous rooms and gaslit passages a murderer hunted victims for a private gallows. The calling cards of a notorious hangman, a miniature gibbet, a length of rope, and an inscription from t... View more info

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Below Suspicion

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 1119: 1953

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017828


A Dr. Gideon Fell/Patrick Butler story, this one having to do with a pesky cult of devil worshippers, subsequently finding a woman "caught in a web of murder and profane desire" (those profane desires are always a lot more enjoyable than the righteous ones). Edgewear, 1/4' X 1/4" chip from bottom left corner of front cover, rubbing/handling wear, edge spotting, tanning, general wear. Must be handled with care, or you'll be holding pages instead of a book. View more info

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The Mad Hatter Mystery

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-117: 1958

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 017997


A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery first published in hardcover in 1938 by Harper & Brothers. In this one, Fell solves "the mystery of seven stolen hats, a missing manuscript and sudden death in the London fog." 221 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Carr titles published by Berkley, cover illustration by Lou Kimmel. Mild spine slant, sight cover scuffing, creasing to bottom corner of front cover, light edgewear, tanning. View more info

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Profane

By: Carter, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Derby 1: 1949

Edition: 1st Derby edition

Seller ID: 017805


Canadian publication reissuing the 1947 hardcover edition published by Phoenix Press. A woman with a sordid past (don't they all?) gives up "making sin pay in a big way" to become "a devoted and loving wife," but when a former boyfriend "eager to renew his option on her charms" shows up and infoms her husband about her past, said husband takes a self-righteous hike, whereupon said woman, "having tested sacred love and found it wanting," r... View more info

"Kindle My Passion"

By: Chiari, Don

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Trophy Volume TV 103: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005817


Paperback original. "Two helpless women swept up in a whirlwind passion of evil forbidden vice." (as opposed, one imagines, to those whirlwind passions of *virtuous* forbidden vice). This one's got all the earmarks of great literature: a crumbling marriage that drives the protagonists to other people: the husband into the arms of another woman who has his child and loses it because of *her* peeping-tom husband's shenanigans, and the wife "into the depraved ... View more info

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Mambo to Murder b/w I See Red

By: Clark, Dale, b/w Sterling Noel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Double D-109: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018099


The Clark side features a private eye run out of the game by cops, but who is about to have a bucketload of trouble land on him, while the Noel side gives us"a swift, action-jammed novel of the ways of brutal men," and the few who offer resistence. 153 and 166 pages, respectively. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, mild spine slant/roll, bottom corner of first end paper of Clark side torn off (does not affect text, a bit of foxing. Internally tight. View more info

The Dreamers

By: Clark, J. Bigelow

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Perma M-3020: 1955

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: 013035


Reality intrudes into the lives of a group of pleasure-seekers on a Mediterranean paradise when Nazis seize the island for use as a submarine base, and when a German sentry is found knifed to death, "The island paradise became a hell of terror and torture as the forces of good and evil were locked in a life-and-death struggle." 266 pages, cover illustration by Stan Borack. Tiny black dot to fore-edge, two faint grey remainder stripes across top edge, mild general... View more info

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French Alley

By: Clay, Matthew

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Star Novels 752 / Publication House: 1956

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018155


Three young women learn "the heartbreak and rapture of love...in the French Quarter!" 130 pages, cover illustration by Rudy Nappi. Some spine slant, light rubbing, a hint of edgewear, a couple of very short (1/8") edge tears, mild wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear. A fairly nice copy of a relatively uncommon printing. View more info

Practical Economics

By: Cole, G.D.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pelican A6: 1937

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 008342


256 pages. Scraping to edges, light soil, a couple of dog-earred corners, previous owner's name to top edge of title page, tanning. View more info

We Burn Like Fire

By: Cook, Will

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 130: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00151


Paperback original. We could call this a racing novel featuring fast cars and a fast woman, but dammit, the guy who wrote the copy on the back cover deserves a bit of a nod for this effort: "To Wendel Garland sports-car racing was an intimate and personal thing--like making love to his sensation-starved secretary, Alice Lavery [ummm--if he's making love to her and she's *sensation-starved*, what does that tell us?]. Every time he got on the track Wendel risked his n... View more info

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Murder on the Purple Water

By: Crane, Frances

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 874: 1951

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017909


One of twenty-six mysteries featuring the husband-and-wife team of private investigators, Pat and Jean Abbott. This one finds their vacation turned into a hunt for a killer "through lawless, wide-open Key West." Mild slant, light edgewear, thinly creased corners, general wear. View more info

"An Illusion in Red and White"

By: Crane, Stephen (edited by Don Honig)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon G-1139: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008321


Canadian printing. Eleven of Crane's lesser-known stories, ranging "from accounts of the Civil War, the Cuban Blockade and the streets of New York to impressions of London and tales of Nantucket and the Far West." Contains an introduction by the editor, and a bibliography. Previous owner's name to inside front cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Dark Legion

By: Crawford, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Badger SN 106: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008133


Occult/supernatural. "Out of the Dark Ages came a frightening force of evil." Cover illustration by Fox. Small sticker pull to left edge of front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

Messalina

By: Crockett, Vivian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley G-14: 1955

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007910


Originally published in 1924 by Liveright. Historical fiction set in the 1st century. The story of Messalina, Rome's wickedest woman, "the incredibly depraved Empress of all the Romans. Wife to Caesar in name only, her desires were as insatiable as the vices they fed upon." Cover by Rudy Nappi. Tanning, moderate general wear. A nice copy. View more info

Opium Flower

By: Cushman, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam J2553: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011514


introduces Ryan, international adventurer, who in this one must journey to Laos to stop the flow of opium saturating the United States; cover by McGinnis; spine roll, thin reading crease, waviness, crosscrack, some noticeable but unobtrusive bubbling to front cover (the result, no doubt, of contact with liquid); internally so tight that actually reading the thing might split the spine; View more info

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Any Shape or Form

By: Daly, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 811: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017914


A guy throws a party in order to let his wealthy aunt meet her stepchildren. Then women start getting themselves murdered (pretty inconsiderate of them, but whaddaya gonna do?), and Henry Gamadge's brief vacation from detecting comes to an end. 182 pages. Rubbing, handling creases, some spine slant/roll, impressions/scratches, light chipping to spine ends, light soil, tanning. View more info

Taboo

By: Denis, Armand

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Four Square 1913: 1967

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005399


A look at sex and morality in a variety of locales, including Algeria, Tahiti, Japan, China, and many others. Vertical crease down centre of front cover, rubbing, some impressions, previous owner's bookplate, moderate general wear. View more info

The Practice of Passion

By: Denzer Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 155: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005969


Paperback original. After "years of handling sleek and sensual women," a doctor embarks on a first illicit experience that leads to others, until he finds himself on a path that "threatened his marriage, his professional integrity and his very manhood!" (those first two, big deal, a guy can always find again, but that *last* one, that's a bit tougher). A bit of spine roll, rubbing, moderate handling wear. View more info

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Thank You, Call Again

By: Duchamp, Laura

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Midwood 32-413 / Tower Publications: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017810


Paperback original. A woman who spends "nights in a modest suburban home, playing the part of a respectable young wife to perfection," has another identity, that of a high-priced call girl who spends her days "in a luxurious love-nest, catering to the sensual needs of a most select clientele, performing acts of abandon designed to captivate the most jaded of customers." (God bless those acts of abandon!) 158 pages, cover illustration by Victor Olson. ... View more info

The Golden Summer

By: Duffield, Anne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 425: 1957

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 012896


Originally published in hardcover in 1954. A young English girl is invited to spend the summer at a French chateau owned by a friend of her aunt, and almost before we can catch our breath, romance and its attendant difficulties ensue. The hardcover edition and the American paperback edition published almost twenty years after this edition are fairly common, but this UK paperback is considerably less so. 189 pages, cover illustration by Dion. Mild slant/roll, light edgewe... View more info

My Friends From Cairnton

By: Duncan, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pan 02133: 1968

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013076


The twelfth title in Duncan's 'Friends' series. Janet Sandison's husband is slowly convalescing, but there is emotional distance between them, and she is subsequently unhappy in her home on the Caribbean island of St. Jago. 219 pages. Mild spine slant, original North American price sticker to top of front panel, mild general wear. A nice copy. View more info

The Big Fear (originally published as 'The Marble Forest')

By: Durrant, Theo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 507: 1953

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 017826


When a doctor receives a telephone call informing him that his four-year-old daughter has been buried alive, with only a six-hour air supply, he makes a mad dash to a local graveyard "with his pretty secretary by his side" (you just know the ugly one wouldn't have gone with him) and starts digging randomly (our good doctor isn't blessed with a lot of calm), only to find himself involved with a couple of murders. 192 pages. Spine roll/slant, crosscrack, rubbing/... View more info

Quiet Horror

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell D325: 1959

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 005596


Canadian printing. A ten-story collection originally published by Simon & Schuster under the title 'Mystery Stories.' Foreword by Ellery Queen. Spine roll, reading creases, rubbing, faded edges, general wear. View more info

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The Dodge Book of Performance Cars

By: Engel, George S. (editor) (produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pocket 95058: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016912


Paperback original. Contains information on Don Garlits, Don White, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Bud Faubel, Bobby Harrop, Dave Strickler, Roger Lindamood, Ramchargers, Cotton Owers, Danny Ongais, Dave Pearson, A.J. Foyt, Sam McQuagg, Art Malone, Dick Landy, and The Smoke Eaters, with "inside stories of such great cars as The Turbo-Honker, The Cotton Picker, Little Red Wagon, Color Me Gone, The Yankee Peddler, The Hustler, The Original Dependable, The Flying Carpet, The Candy... View more info

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Dark Yearning

By: Everett, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bedside Book BB 1132 / Nagam Corp.: 1960

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018031


"Her husband was a monster -- her bridal night a hideous nightmare." (so this is a documentary....? 189 pages. Mild slant, much creasing/handling wear, sticker pull, rubbing, light soil. This is not in the slightest collectible, and is being offered only because there don't seem to be many Bedside Book copies kicking around. View more info

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Crows Can't Count

By: Fair, A.A. (pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 472: 1950

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 018002


A Bertha Cool/Donald Lam mystery first published in hardcover by Morrow & Company in 1946. From the back cover: "Donald Lam gets involved with birds and babes, emeralds and murder." 224 pages, cover illustration by Bob Stanley. Mild slant, thin reading crease to left side of front cover, a bit of waviness, mild surface wear, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Way of a Transgressor

By: Farson, Negley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan Giant X8: 1957

Edition: 1st Pan Giant edition

Seller ID: 005956


Farson, a journalist, "TOOK PART in the Russian Revolution; WITNESSED violence in India and the arrest of Gandhi; FOUGHT with the Royal Flying Corps; SAILED his own boat across Europe; LIVED as a backwoodsman in British Columbia; SOLD oil in New York, trucks in Chicago, chain in Manchester and arms in Moscow; and was ON THE SPOT as a top foreign correspondent during most of the major events between the two World Wars." (God only knows what he could have done if h... View more info

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NUDE CROQUET and other stories of the joys and terrors of marriage

By: Fiedler, Leslie A., W. Somerset Maugham, Alberto Moravia, William Faulkner, John Cheever, Morris Philipson, and Edward Newhouse

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-97: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018003


A collection of seven stories, "Nude Croquet" (Fiedler), "The Country Husband" (Cheever), "The Third Partner" (Philipson), "With Men It's Different" (Newhouse), "Force of Circumstance" (Maugham), "Bitter Honeymoon" (Moravia) and "The Golden Land" (Faulkner). 155 pages + 3 pages of advertisements for other Berkley titles, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Crease to top right corner of front cover, a bit of spin... View more info

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Beautiful Humbug

By: Fielding, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Gold Medal 430 / Fawcett Publications: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017771


In San Francisco of the 1860s an impudent young woman and her gentleman partner pull off "one of the biggest swindles of this gay and gaudy century." 186 pages + advertisements for other Gold Medal titles, cover illustration by Jack (John) Floherty Jr. Rubbing, impressions, some edgewear, scraping to edges, tanning. A fragile vintage paperback that's in okay shape at the moment, but which must be handled with care or it'll crumble before your very eyes. View more info

Lover Boy

By: Flint, John B.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Belmont 240: 1961

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 007889


"The unashamed story of lonely women in a little New England town--and the man who wove a net of passions around them all." Strong spine slant, a couple of mild crosscracks, previous owner's name/date/a couple of small ink squiggles to front end paper, handling wear. View more info

Montana Maverick

By: Floren, Lee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lancer 70-072: 1964

Edition: 1st Lancer Books edition

Seller ID: 015337


From the front cover: "The range war was bloody and savage -- and Brad Raleigh rode into a no-man's-land of danger and death." 143 pages. A bit of slant, light general wear. View more info

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Old Lover's Ghost

By: Ford, Leslie (pseudonym of Zenith Brown)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 114: 1947

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017447


A woman's love means death, until Colonel Primrose arrives to solve the mystery. 186 pages. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, laminate lifting at spine, edge/corner wear, previous owner's name to inside front cover, tanning. View more info

Beau James

By: Fowler, Gene

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam A1626:

Seller ID: 007728


Cdn.; the life story of James J. Walker, whose adventures included politics, song-writing, the law, and much else; tie-in for the movie starring Bob Hope, Vera Miles, and Paul Douglas; originally published in hardcover by Viking; 246 pgs.; general wear; View more info

The Borgia Blade

By: Fox, Gardner F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belmont 227: 1961

Edition: 1st Belmont edition

Seller ID: 007912


Historical fiction featuring a Renaissance rogue, set in the age of Cesare Borgia and the Madonna of the Roses. A nice copy, clean, tight and square. View more info

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Claudia and David

By: Franken, Rose

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 296: 1945

Edition: 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition

Seller ID: 017913


A pink net dress, a friendship, an experiment in spiritualism,"and the succession of similarly crazy, beautiful, unexpected things that always seem to happen" to this pair make up "the enduring, many-colored fabric of a marriage." (I'm not quite sure that a pink net dress would make up anything approaching an enduring memory for me -- unless, perhaps, it was Bubbles La Rue removing it -- but hey, the 1940s were a different time. Thankfully. 196 pages +... View more info

A Day to Die

By: Frazee, Steve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-458: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011020


Cdn. printing; paperback original; "A blood-red page in American history--the final, terrible battle for possession of the West."; a bit of slant, light rubbing/scuffing; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Silver Spoon

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00110


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Some slant, foxing to end papers and inside covers, book store stamp on first end paper. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, edgewear, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear to top of rear panel, foxing to flaps and inside jacket. View more info

To Let

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00111


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Some slant, foxing to end papers and inside covers, book store stamp on first end paper. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, edgewear, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear to top of rear panel, foxing to flaps and inside jacket. View more info

The White Monkey

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Edition: Sixpenny edition

Seller ID: fic.00112


No date. One of the Forsyte Saga novels. Book store stamp to front end paper, light foxing to end papers. Dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, price sticker on front panel, wear to folds, 1" tear and small chip out of bottom front panel, short tear and larger chip out of top right rear panel, small chip out of top left of rear panel. View more info

Slave Queen

By: Gant, Norman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dell 8059: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008208


Paperback original. A thirteen-year-old African princess captured by slavers and transported across the ocean to New Orleans becomes a beautiful woman who uses her body to rule her master, and becomes "queen of a savage voodoo empire of desire." A terrific copy, unread, internally tight and clean. View more info

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The D.A. Goes to Trial

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 407: 1946

Edition: 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition

Seller ID: 017916


District Attorney Doug Selby "is faced with the mystery of a battered body found under a railroad trestle, and with a deadly game of politics with himself as the goat." 229 pages. Some spine slant, light soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Love Jungle

By: Gibbs, Carlton

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Softcover Library B992X: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007405


Paperback original. A guy from "the dark, dead end of the street," and a woman from "the lighted and lively," end find themselves "swinging between two worlds, loveless and wasted by lust." Rubbing, light edgewear, lightly sunned strip across top edge of front cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Two Riders of the Storm

By: Giono, Jean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 02820X: 1969

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 014092


Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Alan Brown. Set in the High Hill country of Southern France, this is a story of jealousy and passion destroying a powerful bond of affection between two brothers, with the result being "inevitably violent, bloody--and deadly." 188 pages. Light edgewear, thin scratches, original price sticker, a bit of tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Passion Road

By: Glendinning, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 656: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018150


The heartwarming story of the Pan Am racers with "just two interests in life: fast cars and easy women," and "the free-and-easy girls who follow the Pan American road race" with "only one goal -- to get the best man during the breaks between laps." Sounds like a tender little story where everyone will get what he or she wants, and I bet there isn't one mention of genitalia burning during urination (although from the pose of the babe on the front... View more info

A Breath of Scandal

By: Golightly, Bonnie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-474: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005192


Canadian printing. A novelization based on the Ferenc Molnar play, 'Olympia,' and a tie-in for the movie starring Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, and Angela Lansbury. A lovely princess defies the stern conventions of the royal court, and finds herself beset by scandal and disgrace. Cover shows a scene from the movie (Sophia Loren in bed--what else couldja want?--okay, so it just shows a calf, but hey, it's a start). Some slant, edgewear, rubbing, previou... View more info

One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding

By: Gover, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine U7000: 1964

Edition: 3rd Ballantine edition

Seller ID: 007964


A not-too-bright white sophomore thinks that an attractive black prostitute is spending the weekend with him because she is impressed with his manhood and pretense of a criminal career, and she thinks she's going to get a hundred bucks, or at least a steady investment. The story is told in alternating chapters, each relating what happened from opposite vantage points. Reading crease, moderate general wear. View more info

The Wife Traders

By: Graeme, G.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newsstand Library U123: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005965


Paperback original. A weekly game of bridge in the suburbs becomes a wife-swapping affair which ends up in suicide and murder (although you have to wonder about the primary focus of a book containing the line, "I've heard more than one man say that you have muscles where most American women have nothing but desire." Then again, maybe you don't.) Thin reading crease to spine, a hint of general wear. A very nice copy. View more info

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ALLAN QUARTERMAIN (Allan Quatermain)

By: Haggard, H. Rider

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007135


No date (circa 1900). No. 108 from the publisher's Select Library series, this one an adventure classic featuring the further doings of Allan Quatermain. The publisher has misspelled the title character's name as "Quartermain" on the front cover, the spine, and throughout the text of the book, but gets it right in the list of Select Library titles and on the title page. A fragile and uncommon pulp edition of this title. Chipping to bottom spine, spine edge tears... View more info

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Forever Amy

By: Harris, Amy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Midwood Y175: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018152


"An unvarnished story of sex in the raw." Allegedly by an 18-year-old girl, the publisher assures us that her "knowledge of what men and women do together is far beyond her years." And no publisher, in the history of publishing, has ever been wrong or tried to mislead its readers, so we know that this truth in its purest form. 157 pages + three pages of advertisements for other Midwood novels overflowing with truth and wisdom. Moderate spine slant, cr... View more info

The Sleeping Mountain

By: Harris, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Arrow 935: 1967

Edition: 1st Arrow edition

Seller ID: 013298


On a small Italian island a long-quiescent volcano threatens eruption, but a corrupt mayor seeking re-election does nothing. "In the centre of the rising tension is Tom Patch, an easy-living British artist: his discarded mistress, Mrs. Hayward: his Italian girl, Cecilia. Over all of them, the volcano's terrible, destructive power--" 255 pages. Spine slant, reading crease, some edgewear, spine split between pages 92/3, general wear. View more info

The Jealous and the Free

By: Hastings, March

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Midwood 80: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005970


Paperback original. "A Haunting tale of Lesbos--Its Jealousies, Its Passions and Its Pleasure-Shackled Prisoners." After her first lesbian experience, a young woman decides that she will do any- and everything for her new lover (I bet if I ever had a first lesbian experience I'd feel exactly the same way). Spine roll, impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

The Golden Woman

By: Hatch, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 213: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009854


Paperback original. Canadian printing. With Haiti's voodoo drums as background, a stately beauty becomes a man's every furious desire. Spine slant, gently creased corners, moderate general wear. Internally tight. View more info

Executive Suite

By: Hawley, Cameron

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Corgi G90: 1955

Edition: 1st Corgi edition

Seller ID: 010113


originally published in 1954 by Hammond, Hammond Co.; when the president of a vast business concern drops dead without having designated a successor, the ensuing twenty-four hours find five men battling for the position; movie tie-in edition for the MGM film of the same name, starring William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck; cover painting by Richard features Holden and Stanwyck in a troubled embrace (Holden stern and powerful while glaring at Stanwyck, Stanwyck uncertain an... View more info

Murder on the Frontier

By: Haycox, Ernest

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 1011: 1954

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 005112


9 stories "about man-hunters, line riders, renegades, Indian fighters, and the women who made them careless, jealous or content." Cover by Robert Schulz. A bit of slant, rubbing, nicks to spine ends, general wear. View more info

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Was it Murder? (originally published as 'Murder at School')

By: Hilton, James (Glen Trevor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 29: 1946

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017829


Originally published in England, under Hilton's pseudonym. A bit of spine roll, light rubbing, tanning, a bit of wear to very tips of bottom corners of first few pages. Internally tight (but must be handled with care). View more info

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From Door to Door

By: Hitt, Orrie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: No Place, Beacon B304: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018148


Canadian printing. A door-to-door crew selling magazine subscriptions sparks a noticeable upswing in sales when the various lovelies selling the rags include a little physical reward for signing up, and everything is going swimmingly until one of the cuties sharing the crew captain's affections with another girl suddenly announces that she is underage. Not surprisingly, difficulties ensue. 154 pages + 3 pages of advertisements for other Beacon titles. Spine slant, li... View more info

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Teaser

By: Hitt, Orrie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No Place, Beacon B158: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018149


Canadian printing. A woman who lacks "nothing in the way of womanly equipment" and who never hesitates "to flick her fancy flesh in a man's direction" decides to flick a guy who already has a woman, and when said guy finds himself flicked stupid by that fancy flesh flickerer, the abandoned woman picks up some "strange desires" on "her own perverse path to hell." It all works out okay in the end, though, but not before Flickerboy one day ... View more info

Drifter's Delight

By: Holliday, Don

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Ember Library EL 330: 1966

Seller ID: 005448


"It was to be the wildest bash the damn-builders (sic) had ever thrown. The town of Zetra had turned into a sinkhole of shame, with shocking alliances being formed, shattered, and reformed at every moment. And now a gaudy display of depravity was ready to begin, disguised as Drifter's Delight." Cover is a cheesy illustration of a barroom scene featuring a blonde bombshell who's so top-heavy that she looks like she might have trouble standing up straight. Slant,... View more info

Encounter

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 240: 1962

Edition: 1st Monarch edition

Seller ID: 012619


Originally published in 1959, in hardcover, by Thomas Bouregy & Company. An evil being from another planet plans to take over the world. 142 pages, cover by Jack (John) Schoenherr. Strong spine slant, light corner wear. Cover bright, clean and attractive. View more info

The Running Man

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 342: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012725


"No one was safe from the powerful force that reached from the stars to invade men's minds." 142 pages, cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. A bit of slant, light edgewear, thin horizontal crease to front cover, tanning. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

The Green Planet

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch 213:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00162


Originally published in 1960 by Bouregy. "Exiled from Earth, 13 refugees find themselves fighting for their lives in a poisoned paradise." Cover illustration by John Schoenherr. Faint waterstain to top page corners, very light edgewear. View more info

The Running Man

By: Holly, J. Hunter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Monarch 342: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00163


"No one was safe from the powerful force that reached from the stars to invade men's minds." Cover illustration by Ralph Brillhart. An unread copy w/light general wear and gentle crease to top left corner of back cover. View more info

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The Winter of Time

By: Holmes, Raymond (pseudonym of Raymond Souster)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 85 / Export Publishing Enterprises: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017365


Canadian writer's first novel, set during "the last year of the war and the first year of the peace," and the problems that are encountered by a young veteran "accustomed to regimentation and suddenly thrown on kis own resources to take his place in the way of life for which he had fought." 160 pages. Light edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, 1/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, subsequent lifting of bottom... View more info

Gunthrower

By: Hopson, William L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 236: 1953

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 006070


A man who has been framed is on the run from the law and a lot of cowpokes hungry for the $10,000 reward. Thin creases to bottom right corner of front cover, nicks to spine ends, rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

They Goofed!

By: House, Brant (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace S-188: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017787


"A Brand-new collection of rib-tickling boners from the nation's press." 160 pages, including 1-page advertisement for other Ace titles, illustrated. Mild spine roll, moderate wear to bottom spine, faint "S" to top of front cover, tanning. This is a fairly nice copy that is still pretty tight, but if it's not handled with care, it will, as is the case with most vintage paperbacks, disintegrate in your very hands. View more info

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Vulnerable

By: Hunt, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: North Hollywood, Brandon House 6043: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017983


Whoever wrote the back cover blurb for this one is probably still congratulating himself on just how jeezly clever he was: "First it was only with her girl friends at school. But soon every lustful male was queuing up to experience Mike Hunt." 159 pages. Strong spine slant, impressions/scratches/scuffing to covers, a couple of turned corners. Uncommon. View more info

Famous Trials 7, Oscar Wilde

By: Hyde, H. Montgomery

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin 1857: 1962

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 006209


The story of Wilde's conviction on charges of gross indecency with male persons. Cover illustration by Toulouse-Lautrec. Some spine roll, nicks to spine ends, moderate handling wear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Hangsaman

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ace K-185:

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 017816


No date [1963] (originally published in hardcover in 1951, by Farrar, Straus and Young). "The story of haunted, brooding young girl trapped in a sinister world of her own making." (Serves her right -- you never hear about well-adjusted young girls trapped in sinister worlds of their own making -- they only make worlds of cupcakes and lollipops.) 191 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Ace-published titles. Moderate edgewear, nicks/wear to spine ends, handl... View more info

Roots

By: Jacob, Naomi

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson No. 3:

Edition: 86th thousand

Seller ID: 011206


No date (ca. 1954). A bit of slant, moderate edgewear, dings to spine ends, light scraping to right spine edge, spotted/toned edges, toned pages. View more info

A Dance in the Sun

By: Jacobson, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ace Books H201/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015261


A story of race relationships in South Africa. Faint partial crease to right portion of front cover, reading creases along left edge of front cover, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Big Kiss-Off

By: Keene, Day

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macfadden 60-424: 1969

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 005419


Canadian printing. Originally published in 1954. One of three people responsible for a murder is trying to pin it on a man just back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. Some slant, a bit of waviness at spine, thin scratches, minor dampstain w/subsequent bleeding to fore-edge. Internally tight. View more info

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Somewhere in This House

By: King, Rufus

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Popular Library 276 / Better Publications of Canada: 1950

Edition: 1st Popular edition

Seller ID: 018097


Canadian printing. A Lt. Valcour mystery. When a "sex-charged adventuress" with "the instincts of a man-eating animal" marries into a clannish family she finds herself living with fear and hostility until one night things get ratcheted up a bit when her maid is murdered while dressed in one of our little sex kitten's gowns. 158 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover illustration by the incomparable Rudolph Belarski. ... View more info

The Brazen Dream

By: Kroll, Harry Harrison

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ace D-506: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007891


In an Alabama piny woods county the daughter of a wealthy man takes a hankerin' for a young hillbilly who clerks for her father. Coupling ensues. Impressions/scratches, thin reading crease, a bit of slant, previous owner's name, tanning. View more info

The Hero

By: Lampell, Millard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library 278:

Seller ID: 008702


Canadian printing. After an injury in a crucial game a football star discovers that he is a pawn in a power struggle, and the woman to whom he has turned for refuge is trapped by a man "whose strange hold upon her was nurtured in the fury and violence of a monstrous obsession." Originally published in hardcover, in 1949, by Julian Messner, this edition "has been slightly abridged for your greater reading pleasure," which makes a fella wonder about all t... View more info

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The Captain's Doll

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-43: 1957

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 017998


A collection of seven stories by the author of, among others, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and 'Sons and Lovers.' The stories are, "The White Stocking," "Goose Fair," "Second Best," "The Blind Man," "The Blue Moccasins," "The Rocking-Horse Winner," and the title story. 190 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Tanning, light general wear. View more info

The Green Millennium

By: Leiber, Fritz

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lion Library LL7: 1954

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00289


"Satyrs from outer space on a lusty Earthbound spree." Originally published in 1953 by Abeldard Press. Tanned edges, light rubbing, miniscule edgewear, and a slight spine slant. View more info

The Cautious Amorist

By: Lindsay, Norman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 211: 1953

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00149


Four people -- three men and a woman -- are stranded on a desert island where an uneasy peace (so to speak) is maintained. Some slant, reading creases, full-length vertical crease to front cover, corner crease, general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Judas

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 850: 1959

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 015270


Historical fiction. The fictionalized account of Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus Christ. 160 pages. Tanning, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Norths Meet Murder

By: Lockridge, Frances & Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket 166: 1942

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017735


Mrs. North's intuition may end up being "an invitation to death for her." But I'm thinkin' not, since scads of Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries followed this one. 232 pages + 2 pages of biographical detail concerning the Lockridges, + a 1-page request for readers to send in their opinions of the Norths, + an 8-page listing of other titles published by Pocket. A bit of spine slant/roll, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, some creasing to top portion of front cove... View more info

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Have Gun, Will Travel

By: Loomis, Noel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Dell First Edition B156: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017756


Canadian printing of a title based on the television show of the same name, and which starred Richard Boone as Paladin. 160 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Spine roll, spine crease, rubbing/impressions, a couple of pages improperly bound so that they extend beyond the other edges, previous owner's initials stamped to front end paper, square drawn in ink around text block on same, previous owner's name/stamped initials/stamp to title page, previous owner's ... View more info

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Devils' Cult

By: Louis, Jacques

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Headline Books ASN 103 / World News Incorporated: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017413


From the back cover: "Hers was the dark world of desire -- and she was dragging him down on a riptide of lust!" 160 pages. Rubbing, a bit of slant, edge/corner wear, chipping to bottom spine, nick to top right spine corner, magic-markered price partially erased to front cover, bookstore stamp to bottom of title page, tanning. View more info

Clayton Richards, M.D.

By: Lowry, Nan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Star Books / Starbook:

Edition: 1st Star edition

Seller ID: fic.00351


No number, no date, Australian printing. A young surgeon exposes hospital corruption, losing colleagues, his fiancee, friends and patients and in the process. Price sticker on inside front cover, moderate edgewear, some scraping to spine edges, rubbing, impressions, light general wear. An uncommon edition. View more info

The Riddle of Ramrod Ridge

By: MacDonald, William Colt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-522: 1961

Seller ID: 005006


Canadian printing. Published serially under the title, 'Ramrod Ridge,' then by Doubleday in 1942. Two footloose cowpunchers wander into "a hideout for the most notorious gunslingers in the territory, the human slime of the frontier." (I'm a'guessin' there's gonna be trouble, pardner.). Rubbing, mild soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Blanket Party b/w Sultry Summer

By: Malloy, Dirk, b/w Lon Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Midwood 34-831: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018029


Cdn. printing. In the first story we have "A runaway girl searching for fulfillment," but finding "only a series of meaningless good times, wild parties and pointless kicks," (poor, poor thing), while the second little contribution to literature gives us yet another runaway girl who thinks that moving into a boarding house near a beach will keep her "safe from the prying eyes of men she didn't like, safe from advances which revolted her," but as ... View more info

A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, and MAKE ME AN OFFER

By: Mankowitz, Wolf

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 394: 1956

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014430


A pair of short novels, both of which were turned into films. 157 pages, illustrated w/scenes from the movies. Rubbing, light soil, gentle crease to bottom right corner of front front cover, ink price to top right corner of front end paper, tanning. View more info

The 27th Day

By: Mantley, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Crest s209:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00426


Canadian printing. Paperback original. Five ordinary people are abducted and returned to earth with the power to destroy it. Light edgewear, impressions, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Drum Beat--Erica

By: Marlowe, Stephen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Gold Medal d1796:

Seller ID: 007716


the fourth Chet Drum adventure, this one finding our world traveller involved with, among other things, a piece of beatnik fluff and an introduction to LSD and the drug culture; mild slant, light tanning, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

The World, The Flesh and Father Smith

By: Marshall, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pyramid R576: 1960

Edition: 1st Pyramid edition

Seller ID: 009491


originally published in 1945 by Houghton Mifflin; the famous story of a priest in a small Catholic parish in Protestant Scotland, and his parishioners who are spiritually willing, but considerably weak of flesh; cover by Bob Maguire; a beautiful, unread copy; View more info

Boothill Gospel

By: Martin, Chuck

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Macfadden 60-433: 1969

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 007887


Canadian printing. A graveyard custodian is also a gunfighter who isn't afraid to go after a cattle rustler, even if it means he might end up in his own graveyard. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Shrinking Man

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam H3970: 1969

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005743


Originally published as a paperback original by Gold Medal in 1956, this one concerns a man who has begun to shrink, and shrink, and shrink, and.... A great story, brilliantly told (but this is Matheson, so what else would you expect?). Cover illustration depicts a tiny man facing down a giant spider, his only weapon a hat pin. Some slant, moderate edgewear, handling wear/impressions, crease to upper left portion of back cover. View more info

Shock II

By: Matheson, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 7829: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: sf.00325


Canadian printing. Thirteen stories from the master. Strong spine slant, moderate edgewear, 1/2" separation at top left spine, impressions, rubbing, handling wear. View more info

Rebound

By: Mayo, James

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Pan G619: 1963

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 004721


A doctor who once falsified a death certificate as an act of mercy finds himself in the clutches of a blackmailer intent on making sure that he never stops paying for the act. Price sticker, 1/4" separation to bottom right spine edge, minor slant/roll, impressions, light general wear. View more info

Hotel Love (originally published as Call Girl)

By: McClellan, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Griffin Books Inc.:

Edition: 1st Griffin Books edition

Seller ID: 007921


No number, no date (circa 1950). Originally published in hardcover by Phoenix Press in 1939. "Margo Denton, operator in the exclusive Hotel Trident, was thrown into contact with all sorts of people, the good and the not so good. Many of them were willing to help her attain stage or radio fame in exchange for value received. But Margo's particular yen was Red Thompson, popular orchestra leader, and he was 'staked out' territory for Carlotta Rogers, soul-throbbing t... View more info

Burn Witch, Burn

By: Merritt, A.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Avon 43: 1944

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008047


An eminent brain specialist finds himself examining patients who die suddenly, leaving no trace of a cause. A classic of the genre, originally published in 1933 by Liveright Publishing. Reading crease, vertical crease to back cover, tanning, crease to corner of pages 127/8, light smudging, moderate general handling wear. View more info

Candle In The Morning

By: Miller, Helen Topping

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 33: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: fic.00343


A beautiful young woman living with a crusty old reprobate, a deserted mother, and a neurotic aunt in a spacious old mansion can't decide whether her future will find her with a childhood playmate now back from Pacific warfare, or with his brother, a handsome engineer in her grandfather's firm. Significant general wear, moderate chipping to spine ends, some creasing to front cover, thick diagonal crease across top edge of back cover, some fading to edges. View more info

The Venus Venture

By: Muller, John E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vega VSF-11:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: sf.00347


No date [1966]. In his quest to conquer the stars, will mankind use his boundless opportunities for good for for ill? (based on history, my money's on that second thing). Large waterstain to bottom page corners, abrasion to bottom right corner of front cover where another book was stuck and took a piece of finish when removed (just barely affects illustration). Internally tight, and an appealing copy despite the flaws. View more info

TONKA and other stories

By: Musil, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Panther 02914: 1969

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 011037


a collection of five novelettes, all originally published in Germany in 1924 or earlier, before the 1965 Martin Secker & Warburg 1st UK edition; translations by Eithne Wilkins and Ernest Kaiser; rubbing, mild edgewear, faint remainder strips across top and bottom edges, tanned pages, moderate general wear; View more info

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The Further Adventures of Taffy

By: North, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Bee-Line 319N / Beeline: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018146


The amorous adventures of a young woman who just can't seem to get enough of whatever it is that young women just can't seem to get enough of (in my experience there are no such women, but perhaps the guys who write smut books hang out with women who run in different circles than the ones I hang out with -- probably just as well, because I think I've used up my disease quota for one lifetime). Light rubbing, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, subsequent cre... View more info

Arlette

By: Oliver, A.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chariot CB-198: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005608


"A harlot in the bedroom, a lady in the dining room, and in every crisis of her life--a child." Sticker pull to front cover (which previous owner has filled in with magic-marker, and which bleeds through to inside front cover), creases to bottom left corner of back cover, faint circular stains to back cover where apparently a glass was placed, previous owner's initials at top of first end paper. View more info

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Olivia

By: Olivia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-74: 1957

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 018000


"The story of a love that dared not tell its name" (although I'm betting it's Olivia). 127 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Berkley titles, cover by Robert Maguire. Mild slant, light edgewear, a bit of surface wear, thin diagonal crinkle to top left portion of front cover, 3/4" separations to bottom spine edges, the usual tanning. View more info

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Brand of the Star

By: Olsen, T.V. (Theodore Victor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Fawcett Gold Medal s1168:

Seller ID: 017813


No date [1961]. Canadian printing of a paperback original. Sam Ashby has himself an enemy who hates him enough to die if he can take ol' Sam with him to Hell. 160 pages. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. View more info

Girl Possessed

By: Owen, Dean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gold Star IL7-41: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005450


Paperback original. A part-time prostitute uses her earnings to support a con-man who is blackmailing a guy who has seduced his teen-age sister-in-law who is threatening to tell everything to the wife ("Unbridled passion added to revenge = murder."). Mild slant/roll, 1/2" vertical scrape near left edge of front cover, crease to bottom left corner of back cover, moderate general wear. Internally fairly tight and clean. View more info

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Dangerous Escapade

By: Park, J.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 55: 1949

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018040


The lovely and talented (if a smidgeon immoral) Zena makes a fair chunk of change due to her involvement with an international dope ring with ties to white slavery, and even though she has fun a'plenty -- an orgy that ends in gunplay, for instance (can't COUNT how many times that's happened to me) -- she tires of white slavery and dope and lust fulfilled (how is that even POSSIBLE?????), and tries to return to a normal life, only to find her new path "beset with pitf... View more info

The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin 678: 1949

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 005350


The now-classic story of travel and adventure first published serially in magazine form in 1847, then in book form in 1849. Mild spine discolouration, the usual Penguin tanned pages, previous owner's pencil signature, some mild moisture wrinkling internally. Dust jacket w/sunned spine, small piece from middle of spine, edgewear, 1" square piece from top of rear panel, chipping to edges, wear to folds, price stamped faintly on front panel. View more info

The Big Make

By: Paul, Gene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lion Library LL 158:

Seller ID: 007138


Originally published as 'Little Killer', this one tells the story of a man who will have the woman of his dreams, at any cost. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Ding to bottom right corner of front cover, light general wear. View more info

You Can Win

By: Peale, Norman Vincent

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Garden City, Permabooks P97/Perma Book: 1950

Edition: 1st Permabooks edition

Seller ID: 008232


Peale offers an "inspiring yet practical aid to realizing your own power and strength." 188 pages. Tanned pages, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light general wear. View more info

Country Place

By: Petry, Ann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ace Books H198/Harborough Publishing: 1958

Edition: 1st Ace Books UK edition

Seller ID: 015250


Petry was the first African-American to write a bestselling novel (The Street, 1946). In this one, she writes about "gossip, malice, infidelity and murder" amongst whites in a small town in America. An uncommon edition of a work first published in the US in 1947. 205 pages. Moderate scuffing to covers, tanning, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Four of Hearts

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket 245: 1943

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007367


Pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. A mystery set in Hollywood. Blemishes to top edge, some spine roll, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Dell Crossword Dictionary

By: Rafferty, Kathleen (editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Dell D200: 1957

Seller ID: 005619


Originally printed in 1950 as Dell 434, going through twelve printings as that and Dell 1434 (the "1" indicating a reissue) before going through several printings as D200, and eventually ending up as C-109 in 1960. A bit of spine roll, some scraping to spine edges, tanned pages. View more info

Pistol Pardners (The Black Tolts)

By: Raine, William MacLeod

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Popular Library Eagle Books EB 27: 1954

Edition: 1st Popular Library Eagle Books edition

Seller ID: 005011


Canadian printing. Originally published as 'The Black Tolts.' A man who suspects his friend of robbing a train attempts to return the stolen gold, but finds himself instead charged with the crime. Reading crease, scuffing, rubbing, a bit of slant/roll, moderate edge soil, moderate general wear. View more info

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Stranger and Alone

By: Redding, J. Saunders

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library 327: 1951

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 017802


Abridged from the original hardcover edition published in 1950 by Harcourt, Brace and Company. The son of a white father and a black mother feels alienated from both races, so he does what any alienated young man might do: sets out "to achieve personal success at any cost," even if his "selfish quest was doomed to culminate in a monstrous betrayal of his own people." 222 pages, plus 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles. Moderate ... View more info

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The Great Snow

By: Robinson, Henry Morton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Panther Books 1442: 1962

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 017510


A successful New York businessman and his family are "isolated in their country home by a tremendous snow blizzard" that rages for twenty days, during which the businessman's "existence became a living hell as he fought for his own and his family's survival; waged a frantic struggle against the sieging cold; the slow, creeping grip of hunger; the probing fingers of disease, and against the claws of fear -- that turn seemingly civilised men into animals." ... View more info

Help Wanted--For Murder

By: Rohde, William L.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 115:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007120


Paperback original. A former criminal finds a dead babe in his bathtub, then finds himself framed for her murder. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Golden Scorpion

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Novel Selections, Thriller Novel Classic 9:

Seller ID: 008049


The all-powerful master spirit of a set of super-criminals works diabolic schemes through a variety of men and women. Slant, edgewear all around, impressions, creases, tanning, handling wear. View more info

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Hangover House

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 32: 1951

Edition: 1st Graphic edition

Seller ID: 017736


The father of a "usually gay, very lovely -- and extremely wealthy" young woman who has begun acting mysteriously hires a private detective to uncover the truth behind her behaviour, but when the detective attempts to shield her from suspicion of murder, he ends up a suspect himself. Some rubbing, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, uneven reading crease to left edge of front cover, 1.5" crease to bottom edge, some smudging to back cover, moderate general w... View more info

Passage to Terror

By: Ronns, Edward (pseudonym of Edward S. Aarons)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 217: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006296


A man fleeing to Central America with his brother's seductive girlfriend finds himself a victim of her treachery. A printing flaw has caused the cover illustration and lettering to be a little fuzzy. A bit of slant, some edgewear, 1/2" separation at bottom left spine edge, some laminate lifting, tanning, light general wear. View more info

THREE TO CONQUER, b/w DOOMSDAY EVE

By: Russell, Eric Frank, b/w Williams, Robert Moore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Double D-215: 1957

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 005746


The Russell side features the story of the invasion of Earth, but only one man knows about it. The Williams side gives us, amid the potential destruction of a warring planet, the appearance of people who may be impervious to the bombs. Creasing to upper right corner of front cover of Russell side, thin crease to bottom right corner tip of front cover of Williams side, thin reading crease to Williams side, rubbing, impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

The Blonde on Borrowed Time (originally published as "The Doom Maker")

By: Sanborn, B.X. (pseudonym of William S. Ballinger)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Zenith ZB-39:

Seller ID: 007886


originally published in hardcover in 1959 by E.P. Dutton & Co.; a woman who has wasted her beauty and her youth trying to make the big time believes that her break has finally come, but ends up murdered, instead; light rubbing, thin crease to top left tip of back cover, dusty edges, tanning; an appealing copy; View more info

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The Dark Stranger

By: Seale, Sara

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Harlequin 870: 1964

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017873


When a gypsy fortune teller informs a young woman that a dark stranger will come into her life the young woman is disbelieving, since she has one of those evil stepmothers who keeps her "decidedly in the background." But this being a Harlequin and all, I figure it won't be long before the background becomes the foreground and romance blooms, especially after someone clubs the evil stepmother over the head, sets fire to her, then scatters her ashes to the winds s... View more info

The Wind Shifts

By: Sharp, Alan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New English Library NEL 2508: 1969

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 006831


Second volume in a trilogy, and sequel to 'A Green Tree in Gedde.' Moderate edgewear, remainder stripes across top and bottom edges, foxed/lightly soiled edges. View more info

Buccaneer's Revenge

By: Shaw, Adam

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet D3174: 1967

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 005614


Sequel to 'Isle of Delight,' which introduced pirate captain Nathan Halsey. In this one, Halsey and his men swear vengeance against the Dutch, who have murdered their families. Rubbing, reading crease, handling wear. View more info

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Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses/Witness b/w Maigret Has Scruples

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Double F-166: 1962

Edition: 1st Ace Double edition

Seller ID: 017827


Two stories featuring Inspector Maigret, originally published in French, and here translated by Daphne Woodward and Robert Eglesfield. A publisher's error sees 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses' presented as 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witness' on the front cover of that side. 128 pages each. Thin diagonal crease to bottom left portion of MHS side, moderate handling wear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Apalachee Gold

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace D-191: 1956

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 006751


Follows the 1954 Doubleday hardcover first edition. Historical fiction. A group of Spanish adventurers journeys from Florida to almost the Pacific Ocean in a search for gold. Some slant/roll, short nicks/separations at right spine edges, impressions, previous owner's signature, moderate handling wear. View more info

Hell Flower (or Hellflower)

By: Smith, George O.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pyramid 567: 1958

Edition: 1st Pyramid edition

Seller ID: 010204


Reissues the 1953 Abelard-Schuman edition. On both the front cover and spine the title is two words, but on the first end paper, the title page and copyright page it's just one. After being held responsible for the deaths of thirty-two people when his spaceship crashes, a man is exiled to the fungus fields of Venus, where the only way he can clear himself is to become a peddler of a poison more horrible than death itself. Cover illustration by Bill Rose. A hint of sl... View more info

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Marriage a la Mode

By: Smith, Gustin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 71: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018037


A man who made a wee mistake by getting married and spawning a couple of offspring is "Tortured with a love for his friend's wife," and when he suggests that they get together and bump uglies he learns that "she is toying with his affections and that she feels no real physical love for him." 156 pages. Some spine slant, some wear to corners/spine ends, full-length vertical crease to left side of front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

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Master Movie Monsters

By: Steiger, Brad

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Merit Book 7MB17 / Camerarts Publishing Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017283


Contains "dozens of rare monster photos -- many never before published. A complete list of Karloff's films. An exclusive story and pictures of DR. WHO," and more. 128 pages, illustrated, cover illustration by M. Seltzer. Thin crease to bottom right corner of front cover, another to bottom left corner of back cover, sun-darkened spine, general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

English Society in the Early Middle Ages (1066-1307)

By: Stenton, Doris Mary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pelican A252: 1959

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006966


The Pelican History of England, Volume 3. 304 pages (including index). Original price sticker to bottom right corner of front cover, the usual tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Michael O'Halloran

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 008655


No date (circa 1930). Pulp edition. The author's classic story about a newspaper seller who tries to find a family for a little crippled girl. Cover illustration by Frank Marston. Torn corners, separations to spine edges, impressions/scratches, small pieces torn from edges of back cover, tanning. Internally tight. Fragile from the outset, and thus an uncommon edition in any condition. View more info

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X

By: Sudak, Eunice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Lancer 70-052: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017633


"The story of the strangest torture any man ever suffered." Adapted from the motion picture of the same name, this is Ray Russell's story of a man who finds himself with "the most powerful eyes in the world." The movie was directed by Roger Corman, and starred Ray Milland, Diana van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt and Don Rickles. 126 pages. Some spine slant/roll, light rubbing, moderate handling wear. View more info

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Take Me Out In Trade

By: Sydney, Cynthia (pseudonym of S. Robert Tralins)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Bee-Line (Beeline) 242: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017809


Paperback original. The heart-warming story of a young woman who loved good clothes, fine furs and expensive jewelry, and "all kinds of pretty things. But she never used cash -- she paid her bills in bed!" 155 pages + 5 pages of listings for other Bee-Line titles. Handling wear/crinkling/creasing to cover edges, moderately soiled edges, light tanning, general wear. A scarce title in any condition. View more info

Halo of Sin

By: Tadrack, Moss

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brandon House 1101: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005612


Paperback original. "They met by a murdered man's grave in an isolated mountain valley -- and their frantic lovemaking was overshadowed by grace (sic) notes of evil to come. Kay Mist was a tragic beauty, trapped within the aura of her own animal magnetism, while Dixon was a man with all of a man's appetites and desires." (beer? football? monster truck rallies?) Flake to upper right corner of front cover where apparent sticker removal took a small piece of finis... View more info

Black Jade

By: Taylor, Angeline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: White Circle CD357: 1948

Edition: 1st White Circle edition

Seller ID: 010399


The story of an 18th century Caribbean planter and his exotic slave-mistress, purchased at auction and tied to him by strange bonds. Reading crease, handling wear, previous owner's tape repair to bottom right spine edge, impressions, general wear. View more info

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The Dark Urge

By: Taylor, Robert W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid G72: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017832


"He did strange things with strange women -- and then his wife found out!" (damn those finding-out wives, anyway). 254 pages. Some spine slant/roll, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, nicks/short separations to top spine edges, corner creasing, moderate general wear. Should be handled with the care and fondness due vintage paperbacks. View more info

Love Knows No Barriers

By: Thomas, Will

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Signet 832: 1950

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 006294


Originally published in 1947 by Creative Age Press, under the much more interesting and provocative title, 'God Is For White Folks,' and revised by the author for this edition. Interracial desire leads to conflict on an isolated and decaying Louisiana plantation. Some slant, thin reading crease, impressions, some edgewear, tanning, diagonal crease to back cover, moderate general wear. View more info

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Recoil

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Lion Books LB 124: 1956

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017800


When a guy "left to rot in prison" is suddenly paroled he finds that "every place he turned somebody was being nice to him. Too nice." (It won't last, pal -- better ask for cookies.) 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Impressions, wear to corners/spine ends, prices on front and back covers magic-markered out, previous owner's tape repair to bottom spine, previous owner's purchase notation to back cover, name to front end paper View more info

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Appointment With Venus

By: Tickell, Jerrard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto & Winnipeg, Harlequin 370: 1956

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017455


A valuable cow left on a Channel Island occupied by German troops is rescued just before the German commander, a cattle breeder in saner times, can have the beast shipped to Germany. Basis for the 1951 film of the same name, which starred David Niven, Glynis Johns and George Coulouris. 191 pages. A bit of slant/roll, light edgewear, previous owner's name to top edge of front cover, thin corner crease to bottom right corner of same, impressions/surface wear, a creased ... View more info

Sin Bunch Cargo

By: Tico, Ernie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Palette PE 101: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005816


Paperback original. "OCEAN SHAME...carried them over the waves in passion for money and infamy. All of them lusted for the same things...One found more and he would die...two could share for a while but three became uncomfortable and no one got their full measure out of the sin trip of illicit pleasures." (I think it's safe to say that the foregoing is secure in its position as one of the all-time least informative and useless story descriptions to grace a back ... View more info

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By: Traven, B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 455: 1948

Edition: 3rd Pocket edition

Seller ID: 006054


Tie-in for the movie of the same name, which starred Humphrey Bogart. The cover of this edition features Bogie as painted by Barye Phillips. Slant, reading crease, corner creases, nicks to spine ends, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, general wear. Internally still fairly tight. View more info

RAMILLIES and the Union with Scotland

By: Trevelyan, G.M.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Fontana 1182L: 1965

Edition: 1st Fontana edition

Seller ID: 007177


The second volume in the author's England Under Queen Anne series, this one covering "the middle years of our effort to save Europe from the ambitions of Louis XIV." 511 pages (including appendices/notes/index), illustrated w/maps. Spine roll, reading creases to spine, moderate edgewear, tanning, impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

The Ice Saints

By: Tuohy, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 2505: 1966

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 004913


A visit from the West seems to bring hope for a Polish family. Winner of the 1963-64 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the 1964 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for best novel. The usual tanning to Penguins of this vintage, rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

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Carole Came Back

By: Turner, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Midwood F308: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018153


Canadian printing. A high-octane babe (swaying breasts, black panties, yielding fullness, and instructing her lover to call his wife and tell her he won't be home tonight -- yup, that's the definition of high octaneness) does what high-octane babes usually do (although admittedly I have no personal experience with this sort of woman [more's the pity], I have it on good authority from publishers of xxx books that these are the things that define high octane babes). 156... View more info

The Son Avenger

By: Undset, Sigrid

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cardinal GC-223: 1964

Edition: 1st Cardinal edition

Seller ID: 004914


The fourth book of the author's The Master of Hestviken tetralogy, which garnered her the 1928 Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Norwegian by Arthur G. Chater. Cover by M. Charles. Gentle crease to top right corner of front cover, small chips to bottom spine corners, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Square Emerald

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Harlequin-Pan 334:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007535


When a butler is found dead, clutching a large emerald, Leslie Maughan of Scotland Yard must solve the mystery. Cover illustration by Paul Anna Soik. Severe spine slant, rubbing , impressions, faint price circled on front end paper, moderate general wear. View more info

The Phantom Detective No. 6: THE DAGGERS OF KALI

By: Wallace, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corinth Regency CR106: 1965

Edition: 1st Corinth Regency edition

Seller ID: 005413


A master criminal will stop at nothing to acquire seven priceless museum pieces which will lead to possession of a new superweapon. Impressions, faint flaking, tanned pages, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

His Eye is on the Sparrow

By: Waters, Ethel, with Charles Samuels

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam Giant A985: 1952

Edition: 1st Bantam Giant edition

Seller ID: 005923


The life story of the renowned entertainer who started life as the result of a rape, and who overcame poverty and racism to make her mark in American music and theatre. Some slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, reading creases to spine, light edgewear, strongly tanned pages, small chip out of fore-edge of first end paper. View more info

The Broken Doll

By: Webb, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 1311:

Seller ID: 007564


Canadian printing; originally published in hardcover in 1955 by Rinehart & Company; a wealthy heiress is kidnapped and threatened with death by a blonde and an ex-con; cover by Maguire; thin reading crease, mild slant, moderate general wear; internally tight; View more info

Perfumed and Powdered

By: Weiss, Joe

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Midwood 34-810: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005451


Paperback original. The story of a statuesque redhead who "took her pleasure where and when she found it." Large sticker shadow to top right portion of front cover, impressions, some spine roll, mild dampstaining to fore-edge, spot-soiling to back cover, thin vertical crease to left edge of back cover. View more info

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Hate Alley

By: Weiss, Martin L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Ace D-214: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017880


Paperback original. A teenager "guilty of everything from stealing apples on up to the major felony" is up a stinky creek without a propulsion device when he goes "As far wrong as a boy can go -- murder!" Terrific unattributed cover illustration depicts a couple of juvenile delinquents ogling a babe whose morals are quite obviously defective (God bless her!). 255 pages. Light rubbing, mild spine slant, moderate handling wear. A nice copy of a scarce ... View more info

Majesty and Mischief

By: White, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macfadden 60-124: 1963

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 004975


Presents both positive and negative views of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some slant, reading crease, moderate general wear. View more info

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Mourn the Hangman

By: Whittington, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 46: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017808


Paperback original. A man who has resigned from a firm of private investigators because his wife hates the profession returns home expecting a reconcilation, but finds her "battered and bloody, sprawled on a chair. She had been brutally bludgeoned to death." 187 pages. A bit of slant, rubbing, scratches, impressions, some smudging/soil, ink price to top left corner of inside front cover, pencil doodles to first white end paper, tanning. View more info

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The Strange Path

By: Wilhelm, Gale

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-111:

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 017999


First published as 'Torchlight to Valhalla' in 1938, by Random House. A young woman declines involvement with men in favour of "the lovely and enigmatic Toni," where she finally discovers "her own true nature and the strange path down which she was drifting." 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. G w/thick crease to bottom right corner of front cover, 1/4" separation to top right spine edge, 3/8" separation to bottom right spine edge... View more info

THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS b/w QUICK SERVICE

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ace Double D-25:

Seller ID: 007978


One Jeeves, one not, both good. Cover illustrations by Norman Saunders. Mild spine roll, light edge soil, crease to bottom right tip of QS side, previous owner's name on inside cover of TCotW side, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

Song Without Sermon

By: Woolf, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 304: 1951

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007525


Reissues the 1950 Creative Age Press first edition. A woman who married a man she didn't love in order to give her illegitimate son a name, and who married another man to give him a gentleman's education, has produced a parasite who is ready to accept all favours from men and women alike (I think he's in government, now). Spine roll, impressions, front cover slightly pulled from fore-edge, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, tanning. View more info

Opus 21

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 722:

Seller ID: 008545


a writer, a doctor, a call girl, and a wife running from her homosexual husband are among a volatile group of transients passing through a fashionable New York hotel, about to come into heated contact; cover by Charles Skaggs; some spine roll/slant, thin reading crease, moderate handling wear; internally tight and clean; View more info