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  • Kahler, Hugh MacNair.
    BRIGHT DANGER.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    New York: Triangle Books, (1942.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about one of the most dangerous jobs in the world - that of putting out oil well fires - or, as stated on the great vintage dustjacket "a blistering tale of two oil-well fighters, a redhead with a sporting proposition and a blonde with money in her stocking." 248 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (some toning to the pages, but relatively minor - dj has edgewear and a closed tear on the front cover, but is still bright and striking.)

    Book ID: 35356
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  • BARE TRAP. by Kane, Frank. (cover by Carl Bobertz.)
    Kane, Frank. (cover by Carl Bobertz.)
    BARE TRAP.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Dell, [1954, c 1952.]. Dell 749. Hardboiled private eye mystery novel featuring Johnny Liddell who "runs afoul of gamblers, goons and girls." Good girl cover art by Carl Bobertz, cover price 25c. 191 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - usual toning to the pages, very fragile glued binding, minor wear to covers .

    Book ID: 40116
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  • LITTLE CITIZENS: The Humours of School Life. by Kelly, Myra.
    Kelly, Myra.
    LITTLE CITIZENS: The Humours of School Life.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1904). Hardcover - Illustrated by W. D. Stevens with a frontispiece and 14 internal illustrations (7 leaves, printed on both sides). 352 pp plus 14 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good overall in beige cloth with dark brown lettering and illustration on front cover (2 of the double-sided illustrated plates are missing, no dust jacket, but otherwise sturdy and clean)

    Book ID: 78983
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  • Kernahan, Coulson.
    CAPTAIN SHANNON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1896. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon first edition of this vintage murder mystery.

    Condition: Poor condition, reading copy only ( water damage to edges of boards and outer margins on paper, binding tight, lettering rubbed on spine.).

    Book ID: 22143
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  • PIC. by Kerouac, Jack.
    Kerouac, Jack.
    PIC.

    Edition: Paperback original - second printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1973.). Kerouac's last novel, published as a paperback original. From the back cover: "Set in 1948, Pic is told by a ten-year old black boy, Pictorial Review Jackson, in the black dialect indigenous to the North Carolina farm country. It is of Pic's adventures - in his native state, in New York, and on the road - with his brother Slim who has 'adopted' him after the death of his grandfather. In his candid way, Pic defines aspects of black life that foreshadow the civil rights movement of the sixties " Zebra Books Z-1090-Z, cover price 1.25. 120 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, minor rubbing and wear to covers, a straight, tight copy, no creases.)

    Book ID: 71343
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  • BLACK MAN, WHITE MAN, DEAD MAN. by Kingsley, Michael
    Kingsley, Michael
    BLACK MAN, WHITE MAN, DEAD MAN.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Ace Books, (1969). Legal thriller set in Kentucky. "A young black leader challenges segregation in a Southern tavern, and is battered into the street by its redneck owner. Hours later, the owner is shot dead. And the town - its raging blacks and whites, its police, its only black lawyer - do battle over issues too large to be ducked." (Allen Hubin) ACE 06610 cover price 75c. 221 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - usual toning to the pages. Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 79391
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  • Klingensmith, Annie.
    THE EUREKA PRIMER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Educational Publishing Co. 1911. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon early primer described as the one on the market with the smallest vocabulary, but written to be interesting to children. The preface states that 'The matter in this Primer is based on home environment in order to present to beginners but one difficulty, i.e., that of learning to recognize the printed forms of words which are familiar to the ear. Thus the difficulty of learning the meaning of unfamiliar words is not added to the great difficulty of learning visible forms of words. Illustrated with engravings and line drawings. Vocabulary list. 122 pages.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated boards but missing pp 85-88, the front endpaper has been pasted down, and the line drawings on 2 pages have been fairly neatly hand-colored by a child.

    Book ID: 25052
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  • TIDE OF EMPIRE by Kyne, Peter B.
    Kyne, Peter B.
    TIDE OF EMPIRE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Cosmopolitan, 1928. Hardcover first edition - A novel of the California Gold Rush of 1848, 1849. Interesting illustrations, including one 2-page spread, by W. Smithson Broadhead.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth with orange lettering (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 11188
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  • JUNGLE MENACE. by Lawton, Charles.
    Lawton, Charles.
    JUNGLE MENACE.

    Edition: First thus- photoplay edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with scenes from the Columbia Motion Picture starring Frank Buck. Frontispiece and 7 internal glossy plates. 240 pp plus 4 pp ads. Endpapers are illustrated with a collage of photo scenes.

    Condition: Good in orange cloth with black lettering (upper corner has been torn from half title page), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72487
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  • ARSENE LUPIN VERSUS HERLOCK SHOLMES. by Leblanc, Maurice.
    Leblanc, Maurice.
    ARSENE LUPIN VERSUS HERLOCK SHOLMES.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue (ca 1910). Hardcover - An early Sherlock Holmes parody. Bound in light green cloth boards with art nouveau design in dark green framing the white lettering. 350 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (missing the front endpaper and title page - first page is the table of contents - but otherwise a bright and attractive copy, straight and clean.).

    Book ID: 78010
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  • Leiber, Fritz.
    GREEN MILLENNIUM.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Lion, 1954. The cover proclaims 'satyrs from outer space on a lusty earthbound spree.' Cover price 35c. LL7. Great cover illustration.

    Condition: Very good+ condition - 1 light reading crease to front, another crease to corner of back, cover bright and attractive, straight copy.

    Book ID: 22550
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  • Lewis, Alfred Henry
    THE BOSS and How He Came to Rule New York

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, c.1902. Novel of Tammany Hall. Attractive edition in dark green cloth with red and white cover design, red lettering. Frontispiece.

    Condition: Some wear to cloth at ends of spines and corners, front hinge cracking, but overall very good condition.

    Book ID: 8065
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  • NO MOTHER TO GUIDE HER. by Loos, Anita.
    Loos, Anita.
    NO MOTHER TO GUIDE HER.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Avon, (1961). A satire on Hollywood by the author of 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', featuring a bedevilled film star named Viola Lake whose very private diary is about to be introduced as evidence in a murder trial. Avon F-150. cover price 40c. 127 pp.

    Condition: Very good (straight spine, usual toning to the pages) Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile, the glue is often prone to failure and these books should be handled with care.

    Book ID: 79850
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  • NETWORK. by Lowe, Jim and Curtis Brown Taylor.
    Lowe, Jim and Curtis Brown Taylor.
    NETWORK.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1975.). First edition - Ballantine Books # 24970. "The lusty inside novel of the sex and power hungry world of broadcasting." 296 pp. ISBN: 0-345249702.

    Condition: Very good+ (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 55608
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  • MacFarlane, Peter Clark
    HELD TO ANSWER

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1916. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with 6 black and white plates by W. B. King.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gold lettering (prev owner's name & 1916, spine slightly faded, but still legible.)

    Book ID: 8185
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  • Mackenzie, Compton
    ROGUES AND VAGABONDS.

    Edition: First US printing, with the colophon on the copyright page.

    New York: George H. Doran, 1927. Hardcover first edition - A humorous novel by this prolific Scottish writer - a story of a daughter and her mother set in early 20th century England against a background of life in the theatre. 298 pp. Bound in orange cloth with black lettering.

    Condition: Very good+ (prev owner's name stamped on front endpaper, light toning to the paper, but overall a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 31275
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  • CHILD OF THE WILD: A Story of Alaska. by Marshall, Edison.
    Marshall, Edison.
    CHILD OF THE WILD: A Story of Alaska.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cosmopolotan Book Corporation, 1926. Hardcover first edition - A seven year old boy is stranded alone on the Alaska coast, when the ship on which he and his mother were passengers is wrecked and the lifeboat is overturned. Three black and white illustrations by Herbert M. Stoops, including a double page center spread. 297 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in olive green cloth with gold lettering (chip to top of spine, rubbing to lettering on spine.)

    Book ID: 57431
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  • 'FABLES' OF THE HOTEL PROFESSION and POEMS OF 'GOOD CHEER.' by Martyn, Charles and Frank W. Doolittle.
    Martyn, Charles and Frank W. Doolittle.
    'FABLES' OF THE HOTEL PROFESSION and POEMS OF 'GOOD CHEER.'

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Caterer Publishing Company, 1904. Hardcover first edition - Two books in one small volume measuring just 5 1/2 inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide - "Fables" by Charles Martyn and a selection of humorous drinking poems by Frank W. Doolittle. 86 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in sage green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover.

    Book ID: 51699
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  • A MADCAP. by Meade. Mrs. L. T.
    Meade. Mrs. L. T.
    A MADCAP.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1904). Hardcover - Shortly after their father dies a family with six young children discovers that the house they thought was their home really belongs to a previously unknown cousin from the West Indies. Plain frontispiece. 261 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in decorated red cloth with a pasted on portrait of a young woman (front hinge cracked)

    Book ID: 73493
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  • UNCERTAIN GLORY. by Meadow, Herb.
    Meadow, Herb.
    UNCERTAIN GLORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of unexpected heroism and sacrifice, set in Nazi-controlled France during World War II. Novelized from the Warner Bros. Production, from the screen play of the same title by Laszlo Vadnay and Max Brand. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket featuring stills from the film (usual toning to the pages, prev owner's name, some wear to the dj at the top of the spine, .)

    Book ID: 66369
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  • UNCERTAIN GLORY. by Meadow, Herb.
    Meadow, Herb.
    UNCERTAIN GLORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of unexpected heroism and sacrifice, set in Nazi-controlled France during World War II. Novelized from the Warner Bros. Production, from the screen play of the same title by Laszlo Vadnay and Max Brand. 212 pp.

    Condition: Good in a fair only dust jacket featuring stills from the film (usual toning to the pages, several large chips to the dj.)

    Book ID: 64969
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  • NIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER. by Miller, Henry.
    Miller, Henry.
    NIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Signet, (1955.). First edition - "The first inexpensive paperbound book exclusively devoted to the work of one of the most dynamic, controversial and unusual American writers." A collection of six short pieces (The Alcoholic Veteran with the Washboard Cranium, Via Dieppe-Newhaven, Astrological Fricassee, The Brooklyn Bridge, Mademoiselle Claude, and, Poros Harbor) with an introduction by Kenneth Rexroth. At the time this was published, his major works were still banned in the United States. SIGNET 1246. 143 pp.

    Condition: Good condition only and very fragile (tear at top of spine, spine slant, usual toning to the pages, binding cracking.)

    Book ID: 52011
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  • Miller, Henry.
    NIGHTS OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Signet, 1955. First edition - #1246. Introduction by Kenneth Rexroth. Described as 'the first paperbound edition exclusively devoted to to the work of one of the most dynamic, controversial and unusual living American writers.'

    Condition: Overall good condition - slight spine slant with some creasing to the spine, about 1/2 inch tear along the side of the spine.

    Book ID: 16345
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  • Mitchell, Anthea.
    THE NAKED SWORD: A Novel of the Crusades.

    Edition: Paperback (2nd printing)

    New York: Popular Library, (1955.). #1601, cover price 25c. Good girl cover art and cover text emphasize this as a 'lusty' novel and a 'tormented love story'.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31305
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  • Murray, Max.
    THE QUEEN AND THE CORPSE.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: Dell, (c 1949). "A murder puzzle aboard ship . . A desperate killer walks the deck of the luxury liner Queen Alexandra as the ship departs from England. Soon the corpse of a pretty girl is found in stateroom 27, and the bulging briefcase she carried is missing." DELL Map Back #485. 191 pp. Cover art by Robert Stanley.

    Condition: Very good (lower corner creased on a few pages) - Note: Vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 79281
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  • Nathan, Robert.
    MR. WHITTLE AND THE MORNING STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - World War II has ended and the future of humanity is looking bleak; Mr. Whittle, a history professor with a wife whom he loves and a 12 year old daughter, is convinced the world is coming to an end. A gentle novel, of whimsical fantasy, by the author best known for 'Portrait of Jenny.' 175 pp. Dust jacket art by Norman Reeves.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 34715
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  • Nicholson, Meredith.
    ROSALIND AT REDGATE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [c 1907.]. Hardcover - Romantic suspense novel, illustrated by Arthur Keller.

    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with color illustration pasted on the front cover.

    Book ID: 26869
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  • Nicholson, Meredith
    THE LORDS OF HIGH DECISION

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1909. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by Arthur Keller. Color frontispiece.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth covered boards (prev owner's name on endpaper, white lettering rubbed off on spine), no dj.

    Book ID: 6133
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  • Norris, Frank
    THE PIT: A Story of Chicago

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. Wessels Co., 1906. The second novel in the planned trilogy "The Epic of the Wheat." Bound in green cloth with black-edged white lettering and a small illustration of a ticker tape machine on the front cover.

    Condition: Near very good - some rubbing to the cloth edges and the lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 10105
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  • THE SPELL. by Orcutt, William Dana (1870 - 1953)
    Orcutt, William Dana (1870 - 1953)
    THE SPELL.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel set in Italy by this author who was also known as an expert on printing techniques and book design. This involves a "love triangle of Helen, Inez, and Jack, tangled up in a spell of dual personalities, in the present and in the past. 'Slowly the spell began to work upon Inez's brain. she was no longer in the present - she was a woman of Italy of four centuries back'." Illustrated by Gertrude Demain Hammond with a frontispiece and three internal plates. 352 pp.

    Condition: Very good in embossed blue cloth with gold lettering (some foxing to the tissue guard of the frontispiece, rubbing to the lettering on the spine, although it is still legible)

    Book ID: 80419
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