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The Bishop Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
1 The Bishop Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Photoplay edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap photoplay edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM motion picture. Complete with clean fold-out illustrations in excellent condition. 349 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, has edge wear and small corner chips; scenes from the film on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023313

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Canary Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
2 The Canary Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece is black and white still from the Paramount motion picture, a scene with William Powell standing by an open closet with clothing strewn on the floor. Illustrated with additional film scenes and drawings (floor plans). 343 pages. Clean dustjacket, with gorgeous portrait of William Powell as Philo Vance on rear panel. A little wear and very tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, slight wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Broadway singer is strangled and her jewelry is stolen, her apartment ransacked. Philo Vance is invited to aid his friend Markham, the district attorney, and Sgt. Heath of the Homicide bureau in their efforts to discover the murderer. 021969

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Dragon Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
3 The Dragon Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges, clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 311 pages + 6 pages of publisher's advertising for Van Dine books at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear (1/3") at top corner spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely, well-preserved copy of this Philo Vance mystery novel which was made into a film (1934) starring Warren Williams and Margeret Lindsay. 022181

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Greene Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
4 The Greene Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1928 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, first state, with 1928 in Roman numerals on title page (MCMXXVIII) and "copyright 1928" on copyright page with Scribner's seal (first state copies carry only the year 1928 on copyright page, while second state copies are corrected to reflect the copyright obtained for the serialization and read "copyright 1927, 1928.) BOOK DESCRIPTION: Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright white unchipped lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny surface nicks to rear board outside edge; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean original endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 388 pgs. Original dustjacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), with very small chip to rear spine corner (approx. 1/2" wide by 1/4" deep), very slight edge wear and small light creases, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce and highly collectable. Approx. 8" x 5-1/2". Mystery. 016887

Price: 300.00 USD
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The Greene Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
5 The Greene Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Charles Scribner 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
First Edition, second issue, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with crisp white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Brief and neatly penned previous owner inscription dated 1928 on front free endpaper. 388 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book marketing two of Van Dine's books (The Canary Murder Case and The Benson Murder Case). Jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has large piece missing at top and bottom of spine, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022001

Price: 65.00 USD
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Escape, Vance, Ethel
6 Escape
Vance, Ethel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean unfaded toast brown cloth boards with stamped red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. 428 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket illustrated with still from the movie has slight edge wear, a few very small chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A woman returns to Germany after twenty-five years in America and is condemned to death as a political prisoner during the Nazi regime, and aid comes to her in unexpected ways. A powerful and fast-paced novel of human emotions that was made into a movie starring Norma Shearer and Robert Taylor (1940). Approx 8" x 5". Fiction. 016911

Price: 20.00 USD
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Future Tense, Vance, Jack
7 Future Tense
Vance, Jack
New York Ballantine Books 1964 First Softcover Very Good+ 
A Ballantine Science Fiction Original - No. U2214. Clean bright and unfaded cover, hint of faintest soiling & spine creasing. No creasing or wear to cover or spine edges. "First Printing - June 1964" on copyright page. Clean yellow top-stained page edges. 160 pgs. Four brilliant diversities in science fiction. 018444

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Brass Bowl, Vance, Louis Joseph
8 The Brass Bowl
Vance, Louis Joseph
New York Bobbs Merrill 1907 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Orson Lowell, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with "March" below 1907 copyright statement. Clean unfaded olive green cloth boards with lovely clean color illustrated paste-on label on front cover. Hint of very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. Frontis illustration with tissue guard, beautiful black & white illustrations throughout by Orson Lowell. 5-1/4" x 7-1/2". Mystery. 017270

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Dead Ride Hard, Vance, Louis Joseph
9 The Dead Ride Hard
Vance, Louis Joseph
New York A. L. Burt 1926 third impression Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in clean illustrated original dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 304 pages. Dust jacket has one tiny edge chip, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of adventure in Budapest in the days before the Red Terror was forced to give way to the White. 024296

Price: 20.00 USD
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10 The Lamp Lighters: Women in the Hall of Fame
Vance, Marguerite
New York - London E. P. Dutton 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket J. Luis Pellicer, Illustrator 
Pink cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny (pin point) dark spots to front boards. A hint of wear and fading at top & bottom edge of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small P/O label top edge of front free endpaper. Dustjacket has chip at base of spine, closed edge tear at bottom corner of spine (1-1/2"). 1" closed tear at top edge of rear panel. Light edge and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Women. 004341

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America - Southern New England; The Mid-Atlantic States; Northern New England; The Great Lakes States (4 volumes), Wiencek, Henry; Durham, Michael S.; Muse, Vance; Winckler, Suzanne
11 The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America - Southern New England; The Mid-Atlantic States; Northern New England; The Great Lakes States (4 volumes)
Wiencek, Henry; Durham, Michael S.; Muse, Vance; Winckler, Suzanne
New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1989 First Paperback Near Fine 
Four volumes of a twelve-volume set, these four concentrating on the northeastern United States. Each book is a stated first edition, first printing (with full number line on copyright page). Nice tight paperbacks with no chipping or curling. Size of each book approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Bindings are tight, pages and edges are clean with no names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs, maps. A wealth of information that is not found in most guidebooks! 026944

Price: 40.00 USD
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