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1 A Comprehensive Index to Black Mask, 1920-1951, With Brief Annotations, Preface and Editorial Apparatus 0879722029 / 9780879722029
Hagemann, E. R. (compiler/editor)
Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1982. First Edition
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
236 pp. Yellow illus. stiff paper wraps. Light shelf wear. 013954 
Price: 9.95 USD
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2 Accounting for Murder 
Lathen, Emma
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1964. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. VG- Book 
Mint green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in dark green. Lightly rubbed spine extremities, mild binding lean. [v],186 pp. Small soil mark along bottom edge of front flyleaf, flyleaves slightly toned by age. Dust jacket shows light edge wear and a bit of rubbing to both panels, minor loss at head of spine and a few tiny edge chips, now in mylar. Author's third novel. Scarce. 036284 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Afga: A Mystery Set in Harrisonburg [Virginia] 
Bergman, Vitae
Harrisonburg, VA: Burkeshire Press, 1995. 
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff illus. wraps. Light shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. [iii],300 pp. 029056 
Price: 7.50 USD
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4 Agatha Christie: The Art of Her Crimes -- The Paintings of Tom Adams 0896961443 / 9780896961449
Symons, Julian (commentary) [John Fowles (intro.)]
New York: Everest House, 1981. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Very Good 
Dark blue paper over boards, lettered in gold foil. 144 pp., fully illus. w/ color plates. Dust jacket shows approx. 4" closed tear on front panel from top joint edge, extending diagonally, with light soiling and some light creasing evident on rear panel. 008219 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 All the Birds of the Bible: Their Stories, Identifications, and Meaning 0879834684 / 9780879834685
Parmelee, Alice
New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1988. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff dark blue illus. wraps, lettered in yellow and white. Light shelf wear, corners a bit rubbed. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. 279 pp., illus. w/ 70 b&w photographs. 040706 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 American Criminal Trials [Volume I + II, Complete] [Chandler's Criminal Trials] 
Chandler, Peleg W.
Boston and London: Timothy H. Carter and Co./A. Maxwell, 1844. First Edition
Half-Leather 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. 
Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in 1/2 brown morocco, marbled paper covered boards, top text block edges in gilt. Both volumes mildly rubbed along front joints, lightly along rear, otherwise showing only mild shelf wear; all boards still anchored by binding cords. Slight separation at front joint extremities of Vol. I, upper front and rear joint of Vol. II, which also shows evidence of neat repair to front hinge. Firm bindings, entire text block fully intact, light scattered interior foxing. Former owner's book plate mounted on front pastedown of Vol. I. xii,436 + viii,387 pp., engraved frontis. Decently preserved, very scarce. 030281 
Price: 250.00 USD
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7 An Instance of the Fingerpost 0965860647 / 9780965860642
Pears, Iain
New York: Riverhead Books/Penguin Putnam, 1998. 
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
5th ptg. 693 pp. Slight corner wear, else virtually as issued, remainder stripe on bottom text block edge. Square, uncreased binding. 005924 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Another Man's Murder 
Eberhart, Mignon G.
New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition
Hard Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. Very Good 
Gray cloth-effect paper covered boards, gilt on black title band on spine, front panel device in black. Mildly rubbed spine extremities, slightly rubbed edges. Dust jacket presents well, showing mild surface rubbing/soiling, short (approx. 1/4") closed tear with associated crease along bottom rear edge, light creasing along bottom front edge, some chipping at head of spine, showing original $2.95 price on front flap. 017017 
Price: 7.50 USD
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9 Bat Wing 
Rohmer, Sax
New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1921. Reprint Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Light green cloth, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, spine panel lightly sunned, cloth lightly soiled. Text block edges typically somewhat toned by age. Firm binding, unmarked interior. vi,333 pp. The final ten pages or so and rear flyleaf show light dampstaining at top corner, a minor cosmetic distraction. 034012 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Before Bruno: The History of the Philadelphia Mafia - Book 1: 1880-1931 + Book 2: 1931-1946 [Complete in 2 Volumes, SIGNED] 0967733413 / 9780967733418
Morello, Celeste A.
Celeste A. Morello, 1999. 1st Edition
Soft cover Very Good. Book Signed by Author(s)
Complete in two (2) volumes, bound in color pictorial wraps. Both volumes show mild rubbing to edges and corners, with square, uncreased bindings. xx,176 + viii,254 pp., illus. Book 1 (1999), Book 2 (2001). Both volumes signed by author on front flyleaves. 039990 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Black Mail 
Disney, Dorothy Miles
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co. for the Crime Club, 1958. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. VG- 
Tan cloth, lettered in black. Modest binding lean, otherwise only light shelf wear. Dust jacket chipped with loss at spine extremities, several creases along top edge, sunning to upper rear panel (red section), general shelf wear, now in archival mylar. 190 pp. Circulation pocket mounted on rear pastedown, no other library markings. 021099 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Bloody Iron 0879474246 / 9780879474249
Jenks, Harold J.; Brown, Michael H.
Cornville, AZ: Desert Publications, 1978. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Good 
Black paper covered boards, lettered in red foil. Light shelf wear, light soiling to lower text block fore-edge. News clipping mounted on front fixed endpaper, another clipping laid in. [ii],119 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Color illus. dust jacket is quite soiled, with wear to edges, now in mylar. Very scarce original hardcover edition. 032642 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Brood of the Witch-Queen 
Rohmer, Sax
New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1925. Reprint Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Good. No Jacket 
Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, minor exposure at corners, a bit frayed at heel of spine, gilt darkened on front cover and spine panel. Text block edges darkened by age. Former owner's address inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked interior. viii,278 pp. Undated, given date approximate. 034013 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Brood of the Witch-Queen 
Rohmer, Sax
New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1925. Reprint Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. No Jacket 
Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, lightly rubbed corners. Mild binding lean, but firm. Text block edges typically somewhat toned by age. Gift inscription on front pastedown partially inked out, otherwise unmarked interior. viii,278 pp. Undated, given date approximate. 034009 
Price: 14.50 USD
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15 Bulletproof: A History of Armored Cars and the Colorful Characters Who Ran Them, Rode Them, and Sometimes Robbed Them 0974186708 / 9780974186702
Dunbar, James L., and Robert Grant Kingwell
Baltimore, MD: MidAtlantic Books & Journals, Inc., 2003. 1st Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. New. New Book 
Tan cloth, lettered in red. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. xv,440 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. 041027 
Price: 24.50 USD
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16 But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters 9652292494 / 9789652292490
Rockaway, Robert A.
Jerusalem, Israel: Gefen Publishing House, 2000. Revised Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. 288 pp. 039989 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 Casablanca [The Film Classics Library] 0380000865 / 9780380000869
Anobile, Richard J. (editor)
New York: Avon/Flare, 1974. First Thus
Soft Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. N/A 
1st Flare ptg.: September 1974. Pictorial stiff paper wraps. Modestly soiled covers, with light edge and corner wear. Interior fully intact, binding square and firm. Text block edges and first leaf show light foxing. 256 pp., illus. w/ more than 1,500 frame blow-ups reproducing every scene from the classic 1942 film directed by Michael Curtiz, co-starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, with a stellar supporting cast including Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt, and Paul Henreid. Scarce. 009161 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Cease Upon the Midnight 
Troy, Simon
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1965. First American Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. VG+ Book 
Dark blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. Light moisture contact has resulted in minor darkening to covers at heel of spine. Mild binding lean, text block edges a bit toned by age. Dust jacket shows light edge wear, some toning to flaps and rear panel with darkened bottom corner, crease to front flap, now in mylar. 036290 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Cobweb Castle 
Fletcher, J. S.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Gray cloth, lettered in red. [vi],306,[3] pp. Light shelf wear, light soiling to cloth. Firm binding, clean interior. Text block edges dulled by age. 1st edition, matching dates. Former owner's signature on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. 034187 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Colour Scheme 
Marsh, Ngaio
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1943. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in orange. Light shelf wear, text block edges a bit dulled by age, with light soil mark on lower fore-edge. Former owner's signature and date on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Firm binding. Color illus. dust jacket shows light rubbing to edges, slightly chipped spine extremities, original $2.50 price intact, now in archival mylar. [ix],314 pp. Stated First Edition (July 1943). 032703 
Price: 50.00 USD
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21 Consent to Kill [INSCRIBED] 0743270363 / 9780743270366
Flynn, Vince
New York: Atria, 2005. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Near Fine Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Blue and dark red paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Lightly rubbed along edges, a few light surface scuffs and marks to covers. Text block edges a bit toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Inscribed by author on lower main title in black marker, full signature, personalized to Ed ("Enjoy"), with ink bleeding through to verso (copyright). Dusrt jacket shows light shelf wear. RS341 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 Daughter of Fu Manchu 
Rohmer, Sax
New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1931. Reprint Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. No Jacket 
Light orange cloth, lettered in black. Mild shelf wear, spine panel lightly sunned. Text block edges typically somewhat toned by age. Former owner's address label on front pastedown and signature on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked interior. [iii],316 pp. Quite decently preserved copy. 034011 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 De Geheime Opium-Club [Boeken Van Avontuur der Meulenhoff-Editie No. 188] 
Rohmer, Sax
Amsterdam: J. M. Meulenhoff, 1927. First Edition
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Very Good. As New [Facsimile] 
Dark green cloth, lettered in black. Modestly soiled covers, toned text block. Ink blotch along fore-edge of front flyleaf and pastedown, with slight speckling to upper text block edge. 278,[2] pp. Illus. dust jacket, sized approx. 1/4" shorter than binding, appears to be an "as new" modern color photocopy of an original with light edge chipping, in mylar. Text in Dutch. Very scarce. 027129 
Price: 95.00 USD
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24 Dead Man's Handle [Modesty Blaise] 0892962453 / 9780892962457
O'Donnell, Peter
New York, NY: Mysterious Press, 1986. First American Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
Black 1/4 cloth, ivory paper covered boards, lettered in red foil. 1st ed., 1st ptg.: Apr. 1986. 220 pp. Minor binding lean, otherwise virtually as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket is slightly age-toned on white sections of rear panel and flaps, otherwise only slight shelf wear, now in archival mylar. 027631 
Price: 29.50 USD
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25 Death in Ecstasy [A Tower Mystery] 
Marsh, Ngaio
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., 1943. First Thus
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Very Good 
Dark blue cloth, lettered in red, top text block edge dyed red. 1st edition thus: July 1943. Slight shelf wear, toned text block. Color illus. dust jacket chipped with modest loss at spine extremities, slight loss at corners, short tear on lower front panel, still presents well in archival mylar. Firm binding, clean interior. 319 pp. Very scarce. 026746 
Price: 95.00 USD
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