Category: Vintage Paperbacks (pre-1970)


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"An Illusion in Red and White"

By: Crane, Stephen (edited by Don Honig)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon G-1139, 1962

Edition: First Edition

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

"Kindle My Passion"

By: Chiari, Don

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Trophy Volume TV 103, 1964

Edition: First Edition

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

A Breath of Scandal

By: Golightly, Bonnie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-474, 1960

Edition: First Edition

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

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

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

A Day to Die

By: Frazee, Steve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon T-458, 1960

Edition: First Edition

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

A House of Women

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower Dell 3825, 1965

Edition: 1st thus

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


By: Mankowitz, Wolf

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan 394, 1956

Edition: 1st thus

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

A Killer in Whiskey Smith

By: Allen, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace 44250, 1971

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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ALLAN QUARTERMAIN (Allan Quatermain)

By: Haggard, H. Rider

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith,

Edition: First Thus

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


By: Byrd, Richard E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Star K-102T,

reissue of the 1938 hardcover edition first published by G.P. Putnam's Sons; the story of the author's five months spent in total isolation at Antarctica's Advance Base, a tiny hut south of Little America; mild slant/roll, moderate general wear; a nice copy, internally tight and clean; 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

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

Apalachee Gold

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace D-191, 1956

Edition: 1st Ace edition

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

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Appointment With Venus

By: Tickell, Jerrard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto & Winnipeg, Harlequin 370, 1956

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

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


By: Oliver, A.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chariot CB-198, 1961

Edition: First Edition

"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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Autobiography of a Flea

By: Anonymous (Stanislas de Rhodes)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher,

Edition: First American Publication

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