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1 100 Film Noirs [BFI Screen Guides] 1844572161 / 9781844572168
Hillier, Jim, and Alastair Phillips
London: British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 1st Edition
Soft cover 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Very Good. Book 
Stiff pictorial wraps. Front cover is lightly creased, otherwise only light shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. Bagged for preservation. ix,283 pp. 043433 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 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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3 A Simple Suburban Murder 0312026404 / 9780312026400
Zubro, Mark Richard
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. 1st Edition
Hardcover Very Good. Near Fine Book 
Black paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. 2nd ptg. Former owner's address inscription at top corner of front flyleaf, with his handwritten review/observations occupying rear endpapers, otherwise unmarked and nearly as issued, with slight binding lean probably original to issue. Color illus. dust jacket shows slight (1/4") closed tear along top rear edge, slightly rubbed top corners, nearly as issued. [v],215 pp. 043144 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 Autopsy: An Element of Realism in Film Noir 0810824965 / 9780810824966
Richardson, Carl
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. New. Not Issued Book 
Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. As issued. ix,247 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. 044014 
Price: 14.95 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 Blood, Snow, & Classic Cars: Mystery Stories 0943595835 / 9780943595832
Hansen, Joseph
San Francisco, CA: Leyland Publications, 2000. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. New. Book 
Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 189 pp. 043070 
Price: 9.95 USD
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15 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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16 Box Man: A Professional Thief's Journey 0061316679 / 9780061316678
William J. Chambliss
New York: Torchbooks-Harper and Row, 1972. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Mild handling wear, covers lightly soiled. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior beyond former owner's name stamp on upper front flyleaf and inside back cover. xi,179 pp. 1st ptg. w/ complete number line. 044346 
Price: 60.00 USD
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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 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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21 Cobra Killer: Gay Porn, Murder, and the Manhunt to Bring the Killers to Justice 1936833018 / 9781936833016
Conway, Peter A., and Andrew E. Stoner
New York: Magnus Books, 2012. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff color wraps. Former owner's address inscription at top corner of half-title page and his handwritten review on a rear blank, otherwise unmarked and as issued. 1st edition. [iv],292 pp. + unpaginated notes at rear, illus. w/ b&w photographs. 042936 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 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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23 Coyote Waits [SIGNED] 0060163704 / 9780060163709
Hillerman, Tony
New York: Harper & Row, 1990. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED. Eggplant 1/4 cloth, rust paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight binding lean, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows rubbing to author's name on upper front panel, otherwise as issued. Signed by author on lower half-title, full signature, no inscription or date. 292 pp. 042524 
Price: 25.00 USD
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24 Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir 0813121744 / 9780813121741
Phillips, Gene D.
University Press of Kentucky, 2000. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Fine Book 
Dark blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued. xxiv,311 pp., illus. 1st ptg., complete number line. 044216 
Price: 14.95 USD
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25 Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of the Film Noir -- The Classic Period: 1941-1959 1886310114 / 9781886310117
Bassoff, Lawrence; Robert Wise
Beverly Hills, CA: Lawrence Bassoff Collection, Inc., 1997. 1st Edition
Soft cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps, oblong format. Several light corner creases to covers, otherwise nearly as issued. Former owner's address inscription inked at top corner of front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. 159 pp., fully illus. in color. First edition, complete number line. 043979 
Price: 12.50 USD
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