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God Save the Child
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God Save the Child

By Robert B. Parker

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A solid copy of the 1974 stated 1st printing of Robert B. Parker's second published book. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with just a touch of chipping at the front panel's lower tip and light offsetting along the rear panel's top-edge. Octavo, "Spenser is back again -- as tough and resilient as he was in pursuit of the Godwulf Manuscript"

$250.00

Trap the Baron
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Trap the Baron

By John Creasey (As Anthony Morton)

New York: Walker and Company, 1971. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. A sharp copy of the 1971 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light offsetting along the front panel's top-edge and mild darkening to the spine. Octavo, jacket design by Carl Weiss, illustration by Andrew Antal.

$100.00

The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsene Lupin (In Dustjacket)
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The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsene Lupin (In Dustjacket)

By Maurice Leblanc

New York: The Macaulay Company, 1917. Cloth. Very Good/Good +. The 1917 1st American edition, in its uncommon pictorial dustjacket. Solid and VG (light offsetting at the pastedowns and endsheets, light foxing to the preliminaries) in a bright, Good only example of the fragile dustjacket, with creasing --and several small closed tears along the panel edges-- a 2" chip at the spine crown and very light staining and chipping at the foot of the spine. Also, there's separation along the lower half of the front flap-fold. Still though, presentable and uncommon as such, in the original dustjacket. 12mo, another case for Maurice Leblanc and his great French detective Arsene Lupin, often called the couterpart of Sherlock Holmes.

$300.00

Books for the Baron
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Books for the Baron

By Anthony Morton (John Creasey Pseudonym)

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1952. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A solid, presentable copy of the 1952 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG (offsetting along the inner gutters and pastedowns, former owner bookplate) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.50), VG dustjacket, with light abrading at the front panel's lower-edge, very light chipping to the spine and light soiling and rubbing to the panels. 12mo, "The late Earl of Lithom, a skilled rider, had curiously met death in a fall from a horse, and now John Mannering was staying in vast Lithom Hall, quietly looking into matters." (from the front jacket flap).

$100.00

The Godwulf Manuscript
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The Godwulf Manuscript

By Robert B. Parker

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 1974 stated 1st printing of Robert B. Parker's first published book (and the introduction of his private investigator Spenser). Tight and Near Fine (just a touch of light staining along the fore-edge) in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with very mild darkening along the fore-edge. Octavo, a biblio-mystery, revolving around the "recovery of a fourteenth-century manuscript stolen from the university's library"

$150.00

Before Midnight
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Before Midnight

By Rex Stout

New York: The Viking Press, 1955. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1955 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (just the slightest hint of offsetting at the endpapers) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.75), VG+ dustjacket, with very light dustsoiling to the panels. Octavo, another of the great maestro's Nero Wolfe mysteries.

$100.00

The Kidnap Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story
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The Kidnap Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By S.S. Van Dine

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. NICELY INSCRIBED BY S.S. VAN DINE TO MYSTERY WRITER WILLIAM C. WEBER on the front free endpaper. A very solid copy to boot of the 1936 1st edition (with both the letter 'A' and the Scribner colophon on the copyright page). Tight and VG+ (light rubbing to the silver-titling on the front panel) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.00), VG+ dustjacket, with very light creasing along the panel edges. Thick 12mo, the 10th title in Van Dine's wonderful "Philo Vance" series.

$950.00

Golden Remedy
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Golden Remedy

By Rex Stout

New York: The Vanguard Press, 1931. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A solid, well-preserved copy of the 1931 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (just a touch of light offsettng at the front panel, light rubbing along the spine) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.50), VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends (1/2" of loss at each end) and light soiling to the rear panel. 12mo, Rex Stout's 3rd "psychological thriller" published by Vanguard Press, preceding his legendary Nero Wolfe series.

$500.00

Junior G-Men and the Counterfeiters
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Junior G-Men and the Counterfeiters

By Morrell Massey

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1937. Hardcover. Near Fine. Henry E. Vallely. A sharp, virtually pristine copy of the 1937 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial boards. Just the faintest touch of rubbing along the spine, otherwise pristine. Big Little Book #1442.

$50.00

Radio Patrol and Big Dan's Mobsters
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Radio Patrol and Big Dan's Mobsters

By Eddie Sullivan and Charlie Schmidt

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine. A clean, very well-preserved copy of the 1940 1st edition. Solid and Near Fine in its pictorial boards, with just a touch of light creasing along the rear panel's top-edge. Better Little Book #1498.

$50.00

International Spy: Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn
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International Spy: Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn

By Conrad Vane

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1937. Hardcover. Near Fine. A crisp, lovely copy of the 1937 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial boards. Big Little Book #1148.

$50.00

The Green Hornet Strikes!
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The Green Hornet Strikes!

By Fran Striker

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1940. Hardcover. Near Fine. Robert H. Weisman. A crisp, lovely copy of the 1940 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its pictorial boards. Virtually pristine. Better Little Book #1453.

$100.00

Charlie Chan Solves a New Mystery
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Charlie Chan Solves a New Mystery

By Earl Derr Biggers

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1940 1st edition. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in its pictorial boards, with just a touch of light creasing along the spine crown. Better Little Book #1459.

$50.00

The Muddy Fork: A Work in Progress (One of 50 Deluxe Copies)
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The Muddy Fork: A Work in Progress (One of 50 Deluxe Copies)

By James Crumley

Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1984. 1/4 leather. Near Fine. #10 of 50 deluxe copies bound in 1/4 leather over marbled boards and signed by James Crumley at the half-title. Crisp and Near Fine, with bright gilt-titling along the spine. 12mo, "designed and printed by Pat Reagh, the paper is Gutenberg Laid and the type Goudy Old Style"

$200.00

Some Buried Caesar: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
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Some Buried Caesar: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

By Rex Stout

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. A solid, perfectly serviceable copy of the 1939 1st edition. Clean and VG+ in a bright, price-intact ("$2.00"), VG- to VG dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing along the panel edges and spine ends, and light staining to the rear panel. Still though, very presentable. 12mo, the great Rex Stout's 6th Nero Wolfe mystery.

$1500.00

Murder Over Broadway
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Murder Over Broadway

By Fred Malina

New York: Phoenix Press, 1948. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. The uncommon 1948 1st edition. Clean, tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light creasing --and several very small closed tears-- along the panel edges. 12mo, 255 pgs.

$250.00

The Man Who Murdered Himself
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The Man Who Murdered Himself

By Geoffrey Homes

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1936. Cloth. Very Good +. The uncommon 1936 1st edition of the first published mystery of Geoffrey Homes (pseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring). Solid and VG, with mild offsetting at the inner hinges. 12mo, 288 pgs.

$100.00

Attacks of Taste
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Attacks of Taste

By Compiled and Edited by Evelyn B. Byrne and Otto M. Penzler

New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1971. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. The 1973 signed/limited. #429 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITORS OTTO PENZLER AND EVELYN BYRNE at the limitation. Clean and Fine in its oatmeal cloth. And in a crisp, VG example of the pubsher's unprinted white dustjacket, which shows light soiling along the panels. Octavo, 63 pgs.

$50.00

The Broken O (A Fleming Stone Detective Novel)
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The Broken O (A Fleming Stone Detective Novel)

By Carolyn Wells

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1933. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. A gorgeous copy of the 1933 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with very light soiling along the spine) in an unusually crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket. Just a touch of creasing at the lower-edge of the dj's front panel, otherwise clean as could be. 12mo, "a Fleming Stone detective novel"

$500.00

Who Shall Hang
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Who Shall Hang

By Marcus Magill

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1929. Cloth. Very Good -/Very Good. The 1929 1st edition. Solid and VG- in its dark cloth, with wear to the panel edges and along the hinges. And in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with very light chipping to the spine ends and the tips. Still though, very presentable. 12mo, 318 pgs.

$300.00

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