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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
1 The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated "First American Edition" in dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold author initials on cover, gold lettering and green decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean but has some insect damage (scattered small holes ); rear panel has nice photo of Ambler standing on a balcony smoking a cigarette. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Page-turning suspense novel by a master craftsman of the genre. Set in Istanbul, this is a swift-moving, sophisticated novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. 023414

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman, Bangs, John Kendrick
2 Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1905. Decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with decorated cover (woman with two pistols aimed at man with arms up). Black lettering and single rule line border. Gold lettering on spine. Light soiling and fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (previous owner name in erasable pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece illustration by Albert Levering with tissue guard, 15 illustrations throughout - should be 16 - missing one illustration (opposite page 66). 180 pages. 024280

Price: 25.00 USD
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Paradise Auction, Bartley, Malbro
3 Paradise Auction
Bartley, Malbro
New York A. L. Burt 1918 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Vintage reprint edition of this scarce novel in stylish illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Ronald Anderson. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with orange title box on cover and spine. No bumping, tiny bit of surface wear to lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Ronald Anderson. 501 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket has a few very tiny chips at base of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020870

Price: 35.00 USD
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And Life Goes On, Baum, Vicki
4 And Life Goes On
Baum, Vicki
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1931 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean orange cloth boards with black title box, silver lettering on cover and spine. A few small spots of wear at base of spine, hint of slight fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned previous owner name on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 320 pgs. 015787

Price: 5.00 USD
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Land Of the Takatu, Becker, Bob
5 Land Of the Takatu
Becker, Bob
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1931 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright orange lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 271 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A South American adventure story. 015329

Price: 10.00 USD
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Elephant's Work, Bentley, E. C.
6 Elephant's Work
Bentley, E. C.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean red and pink patterned boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering in pink title box on spine. Hint of light wear at top and bottom spine edge. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean -- no names, writing or bookplates. Dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), no chips, very light edge wear and slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story dedicated by the author to the memory of John Buchan (because he advised him to write it). 015613

Price: 40.00 USD
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From This Death Forward, Bloomfield, Robert
7 From This Death Forward
Bloomfield, Robert
New York Crime Club 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray cloth textured boards with unchipped red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean (tanning to edges). Small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 190 pp. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), 1" closed tear at top of rear panel, shorter closed tear at top rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A waitress marries a drunken millionaire to gain security for her young son. Murder follows the ill-matched couple on their strange honeymoon. 019980

Price: 25.00 USD
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An Eye for An Eye, Brackett, Leigh
8 An Eye for An Eye
Brackett, Leigh
New York Crime Club 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good minus Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Black boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; mere hint of faint splotchy fading to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Dust jacket designed by Alice Smith is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears, still clean and bright. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery novel of nightmarish revenge. 021197

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Great Vintage Wine Book, Broadbent, Michael
9 The Great Vintage Wine Book
Broadbent, Michael
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1980 0394510992 / 9780394510996 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean unfaded dark green boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, clean black cloth spine with bright gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 432 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest hint of wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A unique work reflecting a lifetime's study of fine wine by one of the world's foremost wine experts. A list of great wines and great vintages that will probably never be rivaled -- the fading glories of the ancient classics (wines going back as far as 1653), first-hand accounts of an astonishing number of Bordeaux wines both red and white, extensive notes on old burgundies, hock, port, champagne, sherry and madeira, and other rare wines. 017710

Price: 25.00 USD
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10 The New Great Vintage Wine Book
Broadbent, Michael
New York Knopf 1991 0679405062 / 9780679405061 Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean solid book in original dust jacket. Black faux leather boards with stamped gold lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Large book (approx. 8" x 10") 455 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, has fading to background on spine and top front edge, very small price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024378

Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Wild is the River
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Slight fading to spine and title box on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small ink-stamp on front free endpaper (Sibley Library music sale). No other marks. 326 pgs. 015801

Price: 8.00 USD
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This Heart, This Hunter, Burnett, Hallie Southgate
12 This Heart, This Hunter
Burnett, Hallie Southgate
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean decorated boards with clean light gray cloth spine, pink lettering on spine. Mere hint of slightest surface wear to bottom board edges, no fading, no bumping, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear, small closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edge, very faint soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about the first year of marriage and the protaganist's coming of age against the backdrop of the South and the activities of the KKK. 8vo. Fiction. 015865

Price: 25.00 USD
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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
13 Dine and be Dead
Butler, Gwendoline
New York MacMillan 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on spine, small red "Cock Robin Mystery" logo on front board corner. Very light surface wear to corners, no fading, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Pages are clean but slightly tanned; clean endpapers, with tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 192 pgs. Dustjacket with corner clipping to front flap but price intact, very small chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A missing wife and a dead husband create a fascinating suspense mystery where the solution is as horrifying as it is unexpected. 8vo. Mystery. 015202

Price: 10.00 USD
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Hangman's House, Byrne, Donn
14 Hangman's House
Byrne, Donn
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or bookplates. 406 pgs. No publication date. Dustjacket with price on spine (3/6 net) has very light soiling, a few very small edge chips, closed edge tear on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Playwright: "Hangman's House", was produced for Broadway in 1926. The film Hangman's House appeared in 1928 as a drama the genres silent film was set in Ireland and directed by John Ford. 8vo. Fiction. 015523

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Man Without A Shadow, Cabot, Oliver
15 The Man Without A Shadow
Cabot, Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean gray/green cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name name ink stamped on front free endpaper. 340 pgs. 009292

Price: 12.00 USD
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Panther's Moon, Canning, Victor
16 Panther's Moon
Canning, Victor
New York M.S. Mill Co. / William Morrow 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Printing, stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded deep red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers;small owner's initials in pen in corner of front free endpaper near binding edge. 246 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, mere hint of corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery resolving the tracking of two black panthers loose in the Alps. 019939

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Cellini, Benvenuto
17 The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Grosset & Dunlap Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with dark green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; hint of slightest fading to lower edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean, illustrated endpapers (illustrated with stills from United Artists film). 506 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, short closed tear and tiny chip at lower spine edge, a few additional tiny closed edge tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Artist, fighter, troubadour, lover, pet of popes and kings, Benvenuto Cellini, the Firebrand of the renaissance, stands out as one of the most colorful figures in all history. Made into a comedy film titled "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934) starring Fay Wray, Frank Morgan and Lucille Ball (a Lady-in-Waiting). 8vo. Biography. 015624

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Danger Mark, Chambers, Robert W.
18 The Danger Mark
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with ivory decorative title box on spine, ivory lettering on spine. Light fraying at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 496 pgs. (1) on last page indicating first printing. 009779

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Saint to the Rescue, Charteris, Leslie
19 The Saint to the Rescue
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Doubleday & Co./Crime Club 1959 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket has corner price clip, two small closed edge tears and one tiny (match head size) edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010587

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Porcelain Mask, Chichester, John Jay
20 The Porcelain Mask
Chichester, John Jay
New York Chelsea House 1924 First Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Clean maroon ribbed cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorative title box on cover, gilt lettering on spine. All lettering is clear and unchipped. Slight wear to corners but no fraying. Tiny pin-point puncture in center spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. Small piece of rear fixed endpaper peeled away at lower edge (smaller than a nickel). 320 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 008983

Price: 30.00 USD
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