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Calamity Town, Queen, Ellery
61 Calamity Town
Queen, Ellery
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight fading to spine. Very small closed horizontal tear to upper cloth spine edge (1/3"). Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name ink-stamped on front fixed endpaper, tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 318 pages. Nice old "With the Compliments of the Publisher" card laid in. 024483

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Door Between, Queen, Ellery
62 The Door Between
Queen, Ellery
New York Triangle 1942 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition (1942) in original dustjacket. Gold cloth boards with black decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. Red top stained page edges on all textblock edges. Tiny points of wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean (slightly tanned). No names, writing or marks. 318 pages. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, surface wear to fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021475

Price: 15.00 USD
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The King is Dead, Queen, Ellery
63 The King is Dead
Queen, Ellery
Boston Little Brown 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good very good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. A vertical line of old tape residue on front & rear fixed endpaper where dustjacket was fastened (this line also appears along dustjacket edges). Slight abrasion to front free endpaper where name plate was removed, small #3 on front free endpaper. Pages are clean and bright. 250 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, very small chip at rear corner tip, small vertical wrinkle with light rubbing on spine to front cover 1/4 way in. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009092

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Men on the Dead Man's Chest, Raymond, Clifford
64 The Men on the Dead Man's Chest
Raymond, Clifford
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of very slight fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and are clean & bright, very light dust-speckling to page edges. Endpapers very lightly foxed; no names,writing or marks. 255 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 015958

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lavender and Old Lace, Reed, Myrtle
65 Lavender and Old Lace
Reed, Myrtle
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original dustjacket. Clean decorated blue ribbed cloth boards with large white paste-on label (unchipped) with gold lettering and border decoration. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 267 pp. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips (top of spine and rear panel edge), several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Difficult to find this book in original jacket -- very nice copy. Basis for a movie by the same title (1921) starring Mary Ainslee and Ruth Thorn. 020568

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Breaking Point, Rinehart, Mary Roberts
66 The Breaking Point
Rinehart, Mary Roberts
New York George H. Doran 1922 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Thomas Fogarty, Illustrator 
Clean maroon cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names or bookplates. Browning from offset to front free endpaper. All text pages and edges clean and bright. 356 pgs. 008325

Price: 15.00 USD
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Yu'an Hee See Laughs, Rohmer, Sax
67 Yu'an Hee See Laughs
Rohmer, Sax
Garden City The Crime Club, Inc./Doubleday Doran 1932 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with yellow lettering and design on cover and spine (unchipped). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Yellow endpapers are clean. 312 pgs. 008423

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Mystery of the Yellow Tie, Smith, Laurence Dwight
68 The Mystery of the Yellow Tie
Smith, Laurence Dwight
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Paul Laune, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover and sping. Very light surface wear to spine corners; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean yellow top-stained page edges. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Paul Laune. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is unchippedf, has several short closed edge tears, price clipped at top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A "Spotlight Books for Boys" mystery. 8 Vo. Boys Fiction. 016666

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Erection Set, Spillane, Mickey
69 The Erection Set
Spillane, Mickey
London W. H. Allen 1972 0 491 00753 1 / 9780491007535 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First U.K. Edition (so stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unfaded red boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 335 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Slight fading to upraised leg on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024729

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Mysteries of Paris (complete in three volumes), Sue, Eugene
70 The Mysteries of Paris (complete in three volumes)
Sue, Eugene
New York Peter Fenelon Collier & Son 1900 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Three volumes complete. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Light soiling, small spots of wear to corners, short closed tear to cloth at top corner of two volumes. Bindings are tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Thirty-two full page illustrations. 1312 pages. A sprawling mystery story, first published in France in serial form -- it was an enormous success in its day. 023811

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Vanishing Shadow; The Haunted Attic; The Invisible Chimes, Sutton, Margaret
71 The Vanishing Shadow; The Haunted Attic; The Invisible Chimes
Sutton, Margaret
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1932 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ to Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Books 1, 2 and 3 (3 books) from the Judy Bolton Mystery Series in original illustrated jackets. All are early printings, with clean illustrated endpapers (pink with image of Judy on staircase with flashlight). No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean, with clean deep pink top-stained upper page edges. All have green cloth boards with crisp dark brown lettering and illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. All have very clean bright cloth boards with exception of "The Haunted Attic" which has a faint damp-mark to rear board. No bumping or wear, all bindings tight & square, no cracking. All dust jackets are bright, unchipped, have white spines with small image of Judy's head on spine and number (1, 2, and 3). Each is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. Attractive and bright set of three books in lovely jackets. 022144

Price: 120.00 USD
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72 The Harness of Death
Sykes, W. Stanley
New York Dodd Mead 1932 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Lettering is crisp, with fading to background on spine, board edges. No fraying, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green endpapers. No previous owner markings. 290 pages. Author's second novel featuring Inspector Drury of Scotland Yard. An excellent vintage detective novel which has become quite scarce. 023393

Price: 75.00 USD
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Recall, Thomas Page
73 Recall
Thomas Page
New York Seaview Books 1979 0872235424 / 9780872235427 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Mustard yellow boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 361 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (9.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A murderous husband plots to kill his wife in an auto accident by messing with her Gremlin's brakes and suspension, making the gas tank better exposed to a rear hit. 022041

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kilo Forty, Tripp, Miles
74 Kilo Forty
Tripp, Miles
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean yellow boards with dark gray title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 201 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery set near the Gulf of Suez. 8vo. Mystery. 017361

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Procession of the Damned, Tucker, Wilson
75 A Procession of the Damned
Tucker, Wilson
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1965 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 192 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with mere hint of age-toning to lighter portions of jacket, slightest hint of edge wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An elderly woman pays the main character $1500 to use his boat for a scheme that would bring him more money than he has ever seen, but the plan evolves into a cross-country caper with settings in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Illinois. 8vo. Mystery. 016577

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Bishop Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
76 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.
77 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.
78 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.
79 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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The Dead Ride Hard, Vance, Louis Joseph
80 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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