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The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology  Celebrating 25 Years, Malloy, William (Editor)
61 The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology Celebrating 25 Years
Malloy, William (Editor)
New York Mysterious Press 2001 0892967390 / 9780892967391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black spine, small silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumpiing or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 357 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025232

Price: 18.00 USD
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Stories of Three Decades, Mann, Thomas
62 Stories of Three Decades
Mann, Thomas
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library Giant no. G84 in unclipped dust jacket. Later printing of the first Modern Library edition. Toledano binding no. G6. Clean blue cloth boards with gold hexagon logo on cover, gold lettering and blue torchbearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 567 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), no chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Everything published by Thomas Mann except his novels and essays. Twenty-four stories, including Tonio Kroger and Tristan, Death in Venice, A Man and His Dog and more. 027677

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Thomas Mann - Stories of Three Decades, Mann, Thomas
63 Thomas Mann - Stories of Three Decades
Mann, Thomas
New York Modern Library 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing - Modern Library Giant No. G84 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G5. Clean gray cloth boards with black oval torch bearer logo on cover and spine, black title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. 567 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), very slight wear at top spine edge, one 1" closed tear at top of front panel. 403 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025642

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Little Girl and Other Stories, Mansfield, Katherine
64 The Little Girl and Other Stories
Mansfield, Katherine
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1924 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Later printing of the first edition (1924 on title page and copyright page, no statement of edition). Clean green cloth boards with paper title label on spine (faint water mark to lower portion of paper label). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers, with previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper. 243 pp. 019375

Price: 12.00 USD
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Six Against Scotland Yard, Margery Allingham; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Father Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike
65 Six Against Scotland Yard
Margery Allingham; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Father Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike
Garden City, New York The Sun Dial Press 1937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
1937 reprint edition of this unique book of mysteries, in original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with stamped black lettering and small decoration on spine. Very slight wear at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. Tasteful custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 302 pages. Dust jacket has very light soiling and edge wear, a few tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Each of six famous mystery writers in turn writes a long short story displaying what he/she believes to be the perfect method of murder. In each instance not only the mechanics of the crime are given but the motivation and the personal relationships of the people involved are clearly brought out. Then Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D. is called upon to solve each crime and explain how he believes the police would have gone about solving this so-called perfect murders. As a result the book is not only fascinating reading but a clever battle of wits between six experts in fictional murder and one man who has spent his life in the actual pursuit and apprehension of criminals. 026060

Price: 125.00 USD
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Thirty Years, Marquand, John P.
66 Thirty Years
Marquand, John P.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Very small previous owner inscription neatly penned in corner of front free endpaper. 466 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped, has closed cut to front panel, barely visible. Nice photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of stories, articles and essays which appear here for the first time in book form. 024893

Price: 20.00 USD
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Shiloh and Other Stories, Mason, Bobbie Ann
67 Shiloh and Other Stories
Mason, Bobbie Ann
New York Harper & Row 1982 0-06-015062-9 / 9780060150624 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Author's first book. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright; clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Clean dustjacket is unfaded, not price clipped, with tiny closed tear at top spine edge, very minimal edgewear to base of spine. 247 pgs. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of stories about the people of Kentucky. 8vo. Fiction. 014172

Price: 55.00 USD
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A Traveller in Romance - Uncollected Writings 1901-1964, Maugham, W. Somerset (John Whitehead, Editor)
68 A Traveller in Romance - Uncollected Writings 1901-1964
Maugham, W. Somerset (John Whitehead, Editor)
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1985 0-517-55618-9 / 9780517556184 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark gray endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Photo of Maugham on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023384

Price: 25.00 USD
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Sailors of Fortune, McFee, William
69 Sailors of Fortune
McFee, William
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1935 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing (1935) in clean original illustrated dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with clean bright unchipped paper title label on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 415 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Romance of ships and sailors in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, by the master story teller of the sea. 024282

Price: 30.00 USD
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70 Another Odd Book: 25 Selected Stories of O. O. McIntyre
McIntyre, O. O.
New York Cosmopolitan Magazine 1932 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean and bright green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumped corners or wear, binding is tight & square. No names or writing inside. Pages are bright and clean. Frontis portrait of author. Illustrations throughout. ""Odd" McIntyre has keen eyes and a keen pen. He also has a big heart. With these gifts he portrays for you interesting persons and places of America you will be glad to know". Dust jacket is quite clean, with no chips and just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 12mo. Short Stories. 004354

Price: 10.00 USD
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A Man Gets Around, McNulty, John
71 A Man Gets Around
McNulty, John
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean light blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 180 pages. Clean dustjacket has small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap with price of 3.00 stamped just below clip. Very slight edge wear, hint of fading to spine, two short closed edge tears. Author's photo on inside rear flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021686

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Henry Miller Reader, Miller, Henry (Edited By Lawrence Durrell)
72 The Henry Miller Reader
Miller, Henry (Edited By Lawrence Durrell)
New Directions 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fryaing or wear. Slight wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 397 pgs. with bibliography. 8vo. Fiction. 012965

Price: 15.00 USD
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Best American Humorous Short Stories, Miscellaneous
73 Best American Humorous Short Stories
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1945 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 87. Later edition (1945 - 1966), with "A Modern Library Book" on front panel of dustjacket beneath "43 stories by 31 authors." Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with pink top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Edited, with an Introductory Note, by Robert N. Linscott. 436 pages with index. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, unchipped, two short closed edge tears. 408 titles listed on verso of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Includes stories by Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman and more. 023078

Price: 15.00 USD
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74 Danger: Great Stories of Mystery and Suspense from the Saturday Evening Post
Miscellaneous
Curtis Publishing Co. 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying, mere hint of superficial corner wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Yellow endpapers are clean, with previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 368 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at spine edges, short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Exciting stories of murder and intrigue by Agatha Christie, Geoffrey Household, Martha Albrand, Shirley Jackson, Richard Stern, and others. 8vo. Mystery. 010893

Price: 20.00 USD
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Great German Short Novels and Stories, Miscellaneous
75 Great German Short Novels and Stories
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1952 Revised Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 108 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with red top stained upper text block edges, clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Edited, with an Introduction, by Victor Lange Professor of German Language and Literature, Cornell University. 486 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), shallow chipping at top spine edge (max. 1/4"). 362 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026341

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Bedside Tales, Miscellaneous
76 The Bedside Tales
Miscellaneous
New York William Penn Publishing Corp 1945 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
1945 [1945] with a dust jacket illustrated by Peter Arno, Introduction by Peter Arno. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very small tear to cloth at top spine edge. Binding is tight, hinges sound, no cracking. Clean pages, including blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 569 pages. Dust jacket says "Tudor Publishing Company" at base of spine, although book states Wm. Penn Publishing on title page and on copyright page. Jacket has edge chipping, long closed tear to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An anthology of fine writing - 54 superlative stories by writers such as Robert Benchley, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Damon Runyon, H. L. Mencken, S. J. Perlman and many other top writers of the day. There is a story to suit every mood! 024676

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Ship that Died of Shame & Other Stories, Monsarrat, Nicholas
77 The Ship that Died of Shame & Other Stories
Monsarrat, Nicholas
London Cassell 1959 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 228 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (15' net on front inside flap), unchipped, a few very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024597

Price: 40.00 USD
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Out of Work, Mulcahy, Greg
78 Out of Work
Mulcahy, Greg
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-679-41967-5 / 9780679419679 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with gold stamped author's initials on cover, clean black cloth spine with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 193 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Gift quality. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Short Stories. 012289

Price: 15.00 USD
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Things We Lost, Gave Away, Bought High and Sold Low: Stories, Navas, Deborah
79 Things We Lost, Gave Away, Bought High and Sold Low: Stories
Navas, Deborah
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1992 0870743368 / 9780870743368 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Beautiful, as new first edition in clean bright dust jacket. Unread condition. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 137 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026024

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Complete Murder Sampler, Nelson, James (editor)
80 The Complete Murder Sampler
Nelson, James (editor)
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Beige cloth boards with blue lettering and decoration on spine. Very light soiling. Small nick to cloth above title on spine (1/4" closed tear). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 368 pgs. Murder mysteries by authors such as Raymond Chandler, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan and more. 6" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 017016

Price: 12.00 USD
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