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  • HOUSE OF SUDDEN SLEEP. by Hawk, John.
    Hawk, John.
    HOUSE OF SUDDEN SLEEP.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Mystery League, Inc. , 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring assistant district attorney Rodney Colt. One of several titles issued between 1930-1933 in this interesting publishing experiment. From the back cover: ''The Mystery League, Inc., is a publishing house formed after many months of careful study, through the co-operation of the United Cigar Stores Company of America and affiliated companies to supply the self-evident, nation-wide demand for the best in books of mystery and detection, at a price never before attempted in publishing history for NOT REPRINTS, BUT NEW WORKS NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN THIS COUNTRY. . . This, the Third Selection, is by the well known John Hawk, and is the only new…

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    New York: The Mystery League, Inc. , 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring assistant district attorney Rodney Colt. One of several titles issued between 1930-1933 in this interesting publishing experiment. From the back cover: ''The Mystery League, Inc., is a publishing house formed after many months of careful study, through the co-operation of the United Cigar Stores Company of America and affiliated companies to supply the self-evident, nation-wide demand for the best in books of mystery and detection, at a price never before attempted in publishing history for NOT REPRINTS, BUT NEW WORKS NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN THIS COUNTRY. . . This, the Third Selection, is by the well known John Hawk, and is the only new book by this author to ever sell, except in reprint editions, for less than $2.00.'' Perhaps because the country was in the midst of the Great Depression, this venture failed, despite the low price of 50c and the attractive bindings and dust jackets. Notable for the striking art dec dust jacket illustration by "Gene" (Eugene Thurston) 288 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in black silk cloth with green lettering in a very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some discoloration to verso of dj)

    Book ID: 48333
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • WINGS ON MY FEET: Black Ulysses at the Wars. by Odum, Howard [1884-1954]
    Odum, Howard [1884-1954]
    WINGS ON MY FEET: Black Ulysses at the Wars.

    Edition: First edition.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Told in a dialect so free-flowing, it almost becomes a song, this is the story of a black conscript in Europe in the first World War, digging trenches, building bridges, unloading ships, but not afraid of war because he has known fighting and trouble all his life. In addition to writing three novels, Odum was a noted sociologist at the University of North Carolina, where one of his focuses was black southern folklore. Striking yellow, blue and white art deco endpapers and wraparound dust jacket art. 309 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some fading to the edges of the blue cloth, and a bit of rubbing and edgewear to the dj, but still a tight, clean and very attractive copy of an uncommon book.)

    Book ID: 49652
    View cart More details Price: $125.00