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  • THE CANCELED CZECH. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    THE CANCELED CZECH.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Gold Medal, (1966). SIGNED first edition - The second book in the Evan Tanner series. SIGNED on the title page. Gold Medal #d1747. 160 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages, but otherwise a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 70723
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  • THE MASTER MIND OF MARS. by Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
    THE MASTER MIND OF MARS.

    Edition: Pocket paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1963.). 'Authorized edition' - 6th book in the Martian series. 160 pp. Cover by Bob Abbott.

    Condition: Fair condition only (creases to covers, usual toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 48294
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  • THE MASTER MIND OF MARS. by Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
    THE MASTER MIND OF MARS.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1963.). 'Authorized edition' - 6th book in the Martian series. 160 pp. Cover by Bob Abbott.

    Condition: Fair condition only (creases to covers, usual toning to pages.)

    Book ID: 44433
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  • KILLER'S CHOICE. by Clinton, Jeff (Pseudonym of Jack Miles Bickham)
    Clinton, Jeff (Pseudonym of Jack Miles Bickham)
    KILLER'S CHOICE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1964). First edition - "A hired killer fights for his life." Berkley Medallion C1033, cover price 45c. 127 pp.

    Condition: Good overall (reading crease on front cover and some spine slant, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70325
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  • NAKED TO THE STARS. by Dickson, Gordon R.
    Dickson, Gordon R.
    NAKED TO THE STARS.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    New York: DAW Books, (1977.). 'Classic of interstellar warfare' originally published in 1961. Cover art by Paul Lehr. DAW No. 227. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-87997-2785.

    Condition: Very near fine (appears unread, no creasing.)

    Book ID: 43458
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  • DOOMSMAN / THE THIEF OF THOTH. by Ellison, Harlan / Lin Carter
    Ellison, Harlan / Lin Carter
    DOOMSMAN / THE THIEF OF THOTH.

    Edition: 1st thus. first pairing with the Lin Carter novel.

    New York: Belmont, (1972). Two complete novels by these award-winning and popular science fiction writers.Doomsman was first published in 1967 as Belmont Double Book #B50-779, and paired with Lee Hoffman's "Telepower". Reportedly, Ellison later disliked this novel so much that he would rip apart copies of these books presented for signing. Belmont double 50244, 75c cover price. Cover art by Ed Valigursky

    Condition: Good overall - usual toning to pages, reading crease on front cover and tiny chip from bottom spine.

    Book ID: 89344
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  • Farmer, Philip Jose
    THE GREEN ODYSSEY

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ballantine, 1957. First edition - Farmer's first novel, issued simultaneously as a pocket paperback and in a very small hardcover printing. Cover art by Powers. Book #210, cover price 35c.

    Condition: Near fine, appears unread - spine is straight and uncreased, very minor wear at the spine extremeties, small date stamp on top edge, an attractive copy of this vintage paperback.

    Book ID: 13553
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  • INSIDE OUTSIDE. by Farmer, Philip Jose.
    Farmer, Philip Jose.
    INSIDE OUTSIDE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1964). First edition - #U2192. A novel which "combines philosophy, religion, sex, satire and space aeronautics . . to produce the wildest imaginative fantasy." 156 pp plus 4 pp ads.

    Condition: Very good - toning inside the covers, some discoloration to rear cover, light creasing.

    Book ID: 67830
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  • Friedenberg, Edgar Z.
    THE VANISHING ADOLESCENT.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1967. Nice older paperback of this classic (50c cover price.) Introduction by David Reisman.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 11476
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  • Gardner, Erle Stanley.
    THE CASE OF THE SCREAMING WOMAN.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1971.). A Perry Mason mystery.

    Condition: Good condition overall (chipping and rubbing to the sides of the spine.)

    Book ID: 44473
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  • THE VENGEFUL MEN. by Gaulden, Ray.
    Gaulden, Ray.
    THE VENGEFUL MEN.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Perma Books, (1957.). First edition - "Twelve men were doomed to death by The Vengeful Men" - an escaped killer swears vengeance on the 12 jury members who found him of guilty of murder. #M-3110, cover price 25c. Cover art by Jerry Allison. 151 pp.

    Condition: Very good- minor wear, but in usual fragile condition.

    Book ID: 45212
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  • THE ARENA. by Haggard, William.
    Haggard, William.
    THE ARENA.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1964.). Vintage paperback from the golden age of detective stories, in the illustrated wrappers, with green spine.

    Condition: Very good (usual tanning to the pages).

    Book ID: 49968
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  • MEN AT WAR. by Hemingway, Ernest, editor.
    Hemingway, Ernest, editor.
    MEN AT WAR.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Avon, (1952.). A collection of "the best war stories of all time" edited by and with an introduction by Hemingway, Authors range from Faulkner to Winston Churchill, from Kipling to Hemingway, Victor Hugo, C. S. Forester and many others. An Avon Double size book, code G1006. 638 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy wrappers (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 50895
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  • Horan, James D.
    THE WILD BUNCH.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Signet, (1958). SIGNED first edition - Classic account of Butch Cassidy, Kid Curry, The Sundance Kid, Etta Place, and the rest of the Wild Bunch. INSCRIBED on the dedication page, and uncommon thus. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ (fragile vintage paperback with usual toning to the pages, but an attractive copy, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 58025
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  • GAMBLER'S GUN. by Hunter, John.
    Hunter, John.
    GAMBLER'S GUN.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1973). First edition - "He was right in the heart of the gang who framed his father." Ballantine 033310, 95c cover price. 156 pp. Cover art by Gary Watson. ISBN: 0-345-033108.

    Condition: Good overall (creasing and wear to covers, some spine slant, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70329
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  • Jorgensen, Ivar (pseudonym for Paul W. Fairman).
    THE DEADLY SKY (also issued under title 'Ten from Infinity'.)

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Pinacle Books, (1971.). First edition - From the cover: "Ten neat and tidy men programmed for destruction... A stranger in New york is hit by a cab and his leg is broken. He is rushed to the night emergency ward of a busy Manhattan hospital, where an overworked intern takes care of him.And only later realizes, crazily, nightmarishly, that the man has two hearts." #P023-N. 188 pp.

    Condition: Very good (minor rubbing and wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 34835
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  • MacDonald, John D.
    CRY HARD CRY FAST.

    Edition: Vintage paperback edition..

    Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Gold Medal, [1966] (c. 1955.). 'A gunman on the lam. A sixteen year old vamp, a used up B-girl, a guilt stricken widower, a leftover mistress- all zeroing in on a route to sudden death.' First Gold Medal edition, # d1739, original cover price of 50c. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ (tight copy, slight spine slant, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 38121
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  • DRESS HER IN INDIGO. by MacDonald, John D.
    MacDonald, John D.
    DRESS HER IN INDIGO.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, New York, (1969.). First edition - A Travis McGee novel, set in Mexico, in the 'strange netherworld of the wandering drug users who find haven south of the border.' Original cover price 75 cents, #T2127. 253 pp. ISBN: 0-449-02127.

    Condition: Very good (spine is straight, usual light toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the covers, with a bit of 'ink transfer' as often happens with these inexpensive vintage paperbacks and a small peeled spot on back coverg.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile.

    Book ID: 50586
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  • MacDonald, John D.
    A SOFT TOUCH.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Dell, (1958.). First edition - Anearly novel by this master of the genre - this is the true first book appearance (a shorter version was published in Cosmopolitan Magazine) with B121, cover price of 35c and 'Dell First Edition' stated. Cover art by Victor Kalin.

    Condition: Very good+ (light creases on the covers, no creasing to the spine, tight and straight, green edgestain bright, only minor toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 32627
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  • KILLER'S WEDGE. by McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    KILLER'S WEDGE.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Perma Books / Pocket Books, (1959). First edition - Perma M-4150. An 87th Precinct novel, a locked room mystery featuring Steve Carella. 168 pp. Cover illustration by Darcy. This was the first 87th Precinct book to be originally issued in hardcover.

    Condition: Near fine (some toning to the pages, small nick to lower edge of back cover, but otherwise a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 70703
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  • KILLER'S CHOICE. by McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    KILLER'S CHOICE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Perma Books / Pocket Books, (1959). First edition - Perma M-3108. The fifth 87th Precinct novel, featuring Steve Carella. 168 pp. Cover illustration by Robert Schulz. 149 pp. Color foldout ad for Time bound in at rear of book.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual toning to the pages, but otherwise a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 70719
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  • KILLER'S PAYOFF. by McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    KILLER'S PAYOFF.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Perma Books / Pocket Books, (1958). First edition - Perma M-3113. The sixth 87th Precinct novel. "Detective Cotton Hawes tackles a new case of blackmail and double murder." 168 pp. Cover illustration by Robert Schultz.

    Condition: Near fine (some toning to the pages, but a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 70702
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  • HOME TO HARLEM. by McKay, Claude.
    McKay, Claude.
    HOME TO HARLEM.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1968). First edition - Pocket Cardinal Edition 50184. A vintage paperback edition of McKay's best known work, originally published in 1928. 180 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers - appears unread.

    Book ID: 88763
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  • Norton, Andre. [pseudonym of Alice Mary Norton]
    YEAR OF THE UNICORN.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Ace Books, 1965. First edition - Ace F-357. Cover price 40c. Illustrations and cover by Jack Gaughan.

    Condition: Near fine condition - light crease on front cover, no creasing on spine. An attractive copy.

    Book ID: 32145
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  • THE TOWERS OF UTOPIA. by Reynolds, Mack.
    Reynolds, Mack.
    THE TOWERS OF UTOPIA.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1975.). First edition - Speculative fiction set in what was the near future when this was written - that is, in the year 2000. A Frederik Pohl Selection. Book # T6884. 201 pp plus rather long note on the author. ISBN: 0-553-06884.

    Condition: A fine copy, bright, attractive and apparently unread.

    Book ID: 43456
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  • RESURRECTION DAY: A Doc Savage Adventure, #36. by Robeson, Kenneth.
    Robeson, Kenneth.
    RESURRECTION DAY: A Doc Savage Adventure, #36.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing (originally published in magazine format in 1936.)

    New York: Bantam, (1969.). First edition - More adventures of this superhero: "To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his co-adventurers, he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers." Bantam F4403. 119 pp

    Condition: Good condition (usual toning to the pages.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be read and handled with care.

    Book ID: 81182
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  • Robeson, Kenneth.
    DOC SAVAGE #15: Murder Melody.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Bantam, (1967.). Early printing. "To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his co-adventurers, he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers."

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be read and handled with care.

    Book ID: 22796
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  • THE MYSTIC MULLAH: A Doc Savage Adventure, #9. by Robeson, Kenneth.
    Robeson, Kenneth.
    THE MYSTIC MULLAH: A Doc Savage Adventure, #9.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing (originally published in magazine format in 1935.)

    New York: Bantam, (1965.). First edition - More adventures of this superhero: "To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his co-adventurers, he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers."

    Condition: Good condition (crease to corner of front cover, usual toning to the pages.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be read and handled with care.

    Book ID: 55806
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  • Robeson, Kenneth.
    THE GOLD OGRE: A Doc Savage Adventure, #42.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing (originally published in magazine format in 1939.)

    New York: Bantam, (1969.). First edition - The fantastic adventures of the super-hero with glistening bronze skin and golden eyes.

    Condition: Good+ (some wear to the covers, usual toning to the pages.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be read and handled with care.

    Book ID: 41752
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  • Robeson, Kenneth.
    MERCHANTS OF DISASTER: A Doc Savage Adventure, #41.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing (originally published in magazine format in 1939.)

    New York: Bantam, (1969.). First edition - More adventures of this superhero: "To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his co-adventurers, he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers."

    Condition: Good+ (some wear to the covers, usual toning to the pages.) All vintage paperbacks are fragile and need to be read and handled with care.

    Book ID: 41751
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