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French Alley
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French Alley

By Clay, Matthew

New York: Star Novels 752 / Publication House, 1956. Three young women learn "the heartbreak and rapture of love...in the French Quarter!" 130 pages, cover illustration by Rudy Nappi. Some spine slant, light rubbing, a hint of edgewear, a couple of very short (1/8") edge tears, mild wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear. A fairly nice copy of a relatively uncommon printing.. 1st thus. Paperback. Very Good. Digest.

$30.00

Passion Road
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Passion Road

By Glendinning, Richard

Toronto: Popular Library 656, 1955. The heartwarming story of the Pan Am racers with "just two interests in life: fast cars and easy women," and "the free-and-easy girls who follow the Pan American road race" with "only one goal -- to get the best man during the breaks between laps." Sounds like a tender little story where everyone will get what he or she wants, and I bet there isn't one mention of genitalia burning during urination (although from the pose of the babe on the front cover, SOMEthing is warming her up). 175 pages + 1-page advertisement for another Popular Library title. Rubbing, thin creases, some tanning, slight wear to corners, light general wear.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$7.00

The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine (signed)
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The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine (signed)

By Barnett, Anne

London: Virago Press, 2000. Set in a mid-Ulster rural community, against the backdrop of World War I, a confirmed bachelor who is Protestant becomes involved with a Catholic woman who is "a big bawdy widow with 14 children," and who doesn't give a rat's ass about local morals (always a wise position to take). Winner of the 2001 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award for the best Irish fiction. 276 pages. Slight spine slant, reading creases to spine, light general wear. Internally still fairly tight and clean.. Signed by Barnett, on title page. 1st paperback edition. Stiff Card Wraps. Very Good. Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$30.00

The Other Foot, Gift of the Magi, The Happiest Day, The Most Dangerous Game, A Letter to God
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The Other Foot, Gift of the Magi, The Happiest Day, The Most Dangerous Game, A Letter to God

By Bradbury, Ray, O. Henry, Sherman Dixon, Richard Connell, and Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes

No Place: Xerox Corporation, 1967. An uncommon collection of stories primarily of interest to collectors of Ray Bradbury material, this was "compiled by Xerox Corporation. It is part of the program THE WAY IT IS, to be used in conjunction with the Teacher Handbook, Learner Log, and accompanying phonograph records" (phonograph records????? -- must be some sort of futuristic term). Uncommon words/phrases are defined at the bottom of each page. 62 pages. Sunned spine, crinkles/impressions to covers, corner creases, sticker pull to front cover, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of back cover, general wear.. Stapled Wraps. Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$30.00

The Falcon #1:  The Falcon Strikes
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The Falcon #1: The Falcon Strikes

By Ramsay, Mark (pseudonym of John Maddox Roberts)

New York: Signet AE1770, 1982. First in the historical adventure series featuring Draco Falcon in the Age of Chivalry, this one finding the Ultimate Warrior back from the Crusades and hunting through Europe "for the traitors who had betrayed hinm in the Holy Land." And naturally we also have a ravishing wanton who makes him "an offer that his flesh could not refuse" (I bet his flesh didn't even try!). 172 pages + 14-page excerpt from Book 2 in the series + brief 1-page author biography + 1-page advertisement for other Signet titles. Internally tight and clean w/light edgewear, previous owner's name/address sticker to insider front cover, light general wear.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

Up-Tight
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Up-Tight

By Winfield, Dick

New York: Paperback Library 52-605, 1967. A "cowardly, straight-laced private eye" named Doolie is involved with "a gorgeous, anything-goes goddess" who can only be seen by Doolie. 176 pages. Light rubbing, light surface wear, circular impression to back cover. Internally tight and clean.. 2nd printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

The Falcon #3:  The Bloody Cross
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The Falcon #3: The Bloody Cross

By Ramsay, Mark (pseudonym of John Maddox Roberts)

New York: Signet AE1917, 1982. The third Draco Falcon historical adventure in the Age of Chivalry, this one finding the Ultimate Warrior in medieval Paris, facing the menacing Knights Templar, who rule "an empire of satanic evil with iron hands and razor-edged steel." And, of course, we also have a ravishing duchess just to spice things up, as she makes "man after man slave and victim of her insatiable appetites." (she's always hungry?) 186 pages. Crease to bottom left corner of front cover, remainder stripe across bottom edge near spine, previous owner's sticker to inside front cover,moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

The Captain's Doll
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The Captain's Doll

By Lawrence, D.H.

New York: Berkley G-43, 1957. A collection of seven stories by the author of, among others, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and 'Sons and Lovers.' The stories are, "The White Stocking," "Goose Fair," "Second Best," "The Blind Man," "The Blue Moccasins," "The Rocking-Horse Winner," and the title story. 190 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Tanning, light general wear.. 1st paperback edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

The Dark Stranger
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The Dark Stranger

By Seale, Sara

Winnipeg: Harlequin 870, 1964. When a gypsy fortune teller informs a young woman that a dark stranger will come into her life the young woman is disbelieving, since she has one of those evil stepmothers who keeps her "decidedly in the background." But this being a Harlequin and all, I figure it won't be long before the background becomes the foreground and romance blooms, especially after someone clubs the evil stepmother over the head, sets fire to her, then scatters her ashes to the winds screaming along the Cornish coast. Okay, maybe not that last part, but you gotta admit, it *would* be a nice departure from the usual 1960s Harlequin fare. 191 pages. Mild spine slant, light rubbing, creasing to bottom left corner of back cover, four small ink numerals to disclaimer on copyright page, light general wear.. 1st Harlequin edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$8.00

The Dark Urge
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The Dark Urge

By Taylor, Robert W.

New York: Pyramid G72, 1953. "He did strange things with strange women -- and then his wife found out!" (damn those finding-out wives, anyway). 254 pages. Some spine slant/roll, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, nicks/short separations to top spine edges, corner creasing, moderate general wear. Should be handled with the care and fondness due vintage paperbacks.. First Edition. Paperback. About Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

Hangsaman
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Hangsaman

By Jackson, Shirley

New York: Ace K-185 No date [1963] (originally published in hardcover in 1951, by Farrar, Straus and Young). "The story of haunted, brooding young girl trapped in a sinister world of her own making." (Serves her right -- you never hear about well-adjusted young girls trapped in sinister worlds of their own making -- they only make worlds of cupcakes and lollipops.) 191 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Ace-published titles. Moderate edgewear, nicks/wear to spine ends, handling wear, tanning. Internally tight, but must be handled with the care and affection that vintage paperbacks expect and deserve.. 1st Ace edition. Paperback. Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$20.00

Stranger and Alone
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Stranger and Alone

By Redding, J. Saunders

New York: Popular Library 327, 1951. Abridged from the original hardcover edition published in 1950 by Harcourt, Brace and Company. The son of a white father and a black mother feels alienated from both races, so he does what any alienated young man might do: sets out "to achieve personal success at any cost," even if his "selfish quest was doomed to culminate in a monstrous betrayal of his own people." 222 pages, plus 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles. Moderate spine slant, thin reading crease to left edge of front cover, previous owner's name stamp/date stamp to front end paper, light tanning.. 1st paperback edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

Beautiful Humbug
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Beautiful Humbug

By Fielding, William H.

New York: Gold Medal 430 / Fawcett Publications, 1954. In San Francisco of the 1860s an impudent young woman and her gentleman partner pull off "one of the biggest swindles of this gay and gaudy century." 186 pages + advertisements for other Gold Medal titles, cover illustration by Jack (John) Floherty Jr. Rubbing, impressions, some edgewear, scraping to edges, tanning. A fragile vintage paperback that's in okay shape at the moment, but which must be handled with care or it'll crumble before your very eyes.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$6.00

Boarders Away! (Fox #10)
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Boarders Away! (Fox #10)

By Hardy, Adam (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer)

London: New English Library (NEL) 02130, 1975. Paperback original. Deprived of fighting men by Lord Lymm, the intrepid George Abercrombie Fox nonetheless leads a few loyal followers against a couple of French men of war, "only to find disaster facing him." 128 pages, wraparound cover illustration by Phillipps. Moderate foxing to edges, light general wear. Internally tight.. First Edition. Stiff Card Wraps. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$5.00

The Brick Foxhole
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The Brick Foxhole

By Brooks, Richard

Toronto: Studio 110 No date (circa 1950). Brooks's first novel, tackling the theme of homosexuality in the army, and its repercussions for one man at the hands of another just out of the service. Published before Brooks became a top Hollywood screenwriter/director, and the basis for Crossfire, a film directed by Edward Dmytryk and that starred Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Ryan (you didn't *have* to be named Robert to star in this flick, but apparently it helped a whole helluva lot). 320 pages, cover photograph shows film close-up of Robert Ryan. Edgewear, thin/uneven crease to top right corner of front cover, thin creasing to bottom right corner of same, a bit of wear to spine ends, moderate surface wear, light flaking to reading crease at left side of front cover, splash-stained top edge light tanning. Internally still fairly tight. A very scarce title in decent condition.. 1st Studio edition. Paperback. Near Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$125.00

The Diary of Dr. Cuthbert Flange (signed)
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The Diary of Dr. Cuthbert Flange (signed)

By Hambly, Ken

Southport: Limited Edition Press, 1994. 153 pages. Inscription reads, "Best wishes/Christmas '94/--Ken." Light general wear.. Signed by Hambly, on half-title. First Edition. Laminated card wraps. Near Fine. Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$30.00

The Eskimo in the Net (signed)
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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By Beirne, Gerard

London: Marion Boyars, 2003. Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Rubbing/thin scratches to covers, moderate surface wear, corner wear, thin reading creases to spine.. Signed by Beirne, on title page. 2nd printing. Stiff Card Wraps. About Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$15.00

The Eskimo in the Net (signed)
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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By Beirne, Gerard

London: Marion Boyars, 2003. Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Moderate general wear. Signed by Beirne, on title page. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

Kate Hardy
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Kate Hardy

By Stevenson, D.E.

Toronto: White Circle CD 452, 1950. An uncommon edition of Stevenson's story about a writer who is tired of being successful (obviously a few berries short of a pie), and who moves to a sleepy village where, unfortunately, she soon finds herself giving up her peace in order "to search out the poison pen" of someone sending anonymous letters revealing village secrets. 160 pages. Surface wear, wear to corners/edges, soiled/dampstained covers, some dampstaining to edges, loose signatures.. 1st thus. Paperback. Fair. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$10.00

The Great Snow
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The Great Snow

By Robinson, Henry Morton

London: Panther Books 1442, 1962. A successful New York businessman and his family are "isolated in their country home by a tremendous snow blizzard" that rages for twenty days, during which the businessman's "existence became a living hell as he fought for his own and his family's survival; waged a frantic struggle against the sieging cold; the slow, creeping grip of hunger; the probing fingers of disease, and against the claws of fear -- that turn seemingly civilised men into animals." 187 pages + 5 pages of advertisements for other Panther titles. Some spine slant/roll, moderate edge/corner wear, rubbing/flaking, previous owner's embossed seal to front end paper, tanning. An uncommon edition.. 1st Panther edition. Paperback. Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".

$15.00

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