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Spiderweb (Bloch) / The Corpse in my Bed (Alexander) [Ace D-59]

By: Bloch, Robert, and David Alexander

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046846

ISBN: B000KBBLGQ

Condition: Very Good


Stiff color illus. wraps. Ace D-59 (1951). 1st ptg. 159,161 pp. Nicely preserved copy shows light creasing/thumbing to Bloch cover; binding is square with modest stress creasing. Cover was cut slightly off-register, so the top edge lettering on the Bloch edge cover ("Ace" and "D-59") is partially cut off. View more info

Play It Again

By: Bogart, Stephen Humphrey

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Tom Doherty Associates/: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033796

ISBN: 0312856652

Condition: Fine


Black paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued. 239 pp. View more info

Suffering a Witch [INSCRIBED]

By: Bohm, R. K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montgomery, AL, E-BookTime, LLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 036835

ISBN: 1598248189

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. As issued. 217 pp. Inscribed by author on main title, personalized to one of his former Muhlenberg College colleagues, full signature, undated. View more info

Writing on the Wall

By: Bohm, R. K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montgomery, AL, E-BookTime, LLC: 2008

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 036836

ISBN: 1598248731

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. As issued. 211 pp. Inscribed by author on main title, personalized to one of his former Muhlenberg College colleagues, full signature, undated. View more info

Bad Guys [SIGNED]

By: Bruno, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Authors Guild Backinprint.com Editions-iUniverse: 2008

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 042320

ISBN: 0595508685

Condition: Fine


SIGNED. Stiff illus. wraps. 257 pp. Signed by author on main title as "A. Bruno," no inscription or date, with publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker on upper front cover. View more info

The Secret of High Eldersham

By: Burton, Miles

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, The Mystery League: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044486

ISBN: B0024WG9IY

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in green. Text block edges mildly toned, otherwise only light wear, former owner's address inscription inked on front fixed endsheet. 286,[1] pp. Firm binding, clean interior. Scarce color illus. dust jacket shows triangular loss (max. 1/2") across head of spine panel, minor loss to several corners and heel of spine, a few small edge chips, now in mylar. Scarce. View more info

Dine and Be Dead

By: Butler, Gwendoline

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036285

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in orange. Only the slightest shelf wear; text block somewhat toned by age. Dust jacket lightly rubbed with slight chipping at spine extremities, spine panel with minor sunning, now in mylar. 192 pp. View more info

The Rule of Four

By: Caldwell, Ian, and Dustin Thomason

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Century: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048125

ISBN: 1844130053

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Text block edges a bit age-toned, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. [ix],373 pp. 1st ptg. British edition. View more info

American Criminal Trials [Volume I + II, Complete] [Chandler's Criminal Trials]

By: Chandler, Peleg W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston and London, Timothy H. Carter and Co./A. Maxwell: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030281

Condition: 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... View more info

Spanish Blood: A Collection of Short Stories [Tower T-391]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Co.: 1946

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 036139

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, decorated in red. Cloth is rather faded/lightened but shows only minor shelf wear. Endpapers toned toward edges, text block also toned by age. 221 pp. Color illus. dust jacket shows several short closed edge tears with associated creasing, minor soiling to rear panel, still presents reasonably well in mylar. View more info

The Long Goodbye

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039604

Condition: Good-VG


Burgundy cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Mild shelf wear with rubbing along joints and spine extremities, light bump along bottom front edge, modest binding lean. Some toning to text block edges. Light foxing to endpapers, light dampstaining to lower fore-edge/corner of front flyleaf through title page. Vintage note inked on upper rear flyleaf. 320 pp. First (British) edition, preceding the US 1st. Not quite VG, but also a bit better than Good. View more info

The Simple Art of Murder

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1950

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 041175

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, lettered in orange with yellow accents. First U.S. edition w/ matching title/copyright date (1950). Slight shelf wear, cover cloth a bit toned toward edges with more pronounced toning to bottom rear corner, text block edges also a bit toned by age. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. 533 pp. Color illus. (art by Artzybasheff) dust jacket is chipped with minor loss at corners and spine extremities, creasing along front flap fold and partial separation along rear flap fold, light dampstaining to lower rear panel and along lower rear flap fold, sunned spine panel, ... View more info

The Long Goodbye

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1954

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 041176

Condition: Near Fine


Medium blue and green cloth, lettered in dark green. First U.S. edition w/ "First published in the United States, 1954" statement on copyright, matching date on lower main title. 316 pp. Minor rubbing to spine extremities, slight binding lean, small area of lightening to green topstain. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, final page of text and recto of rear flyleaf partially toned from a news clipping having been laid in (removed). Color illus. dust jacket shows considerable wear with clear tape repair to portions of both flap folds and both joints, creasing along... View more info

Playback

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041177

Condition: Near Fine


Light brown cloth, lettered/illus. w/ spiral design on front cover in dark brown. Slightly rubbed spine extremities. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Tight, square binding. 205 pp. Color illus. dust jacket is rubbed along front fold and top front corner, rubbed at spine extremities with small chip at head, light soiling, $3.00 price intact, displays well in new mylar. View more info

The Lady in the Lake

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $69.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1947

Seller ID: 041179

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in red, pale red topstain. Minor wear with slight flecking to cloth along top front edge, mild binding lean. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, both flyleaves mildly toned. 216 pp. This edition issued in conjunction with the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery, in pictorial dust jacket showing 2 1/2" closed tear along upper rear flap fold, another along upper rear joint, and associated creasing, mildly sunned spine panel, mild edge wear and minor creasing along bottom rear edge, now in mylar. View more info

Farewell, My Lovely

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co.: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041180

Condition: VG+


Dark green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in light green. Light shelf wear with a bit of rubbing to extremities, typically toned text block. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. 203 pp. 2nd ptg. thus: Mar. 1945. Movie tie-in dust jacket shows approx. 2/3 loss to spine panel (lower portions), with 1/4" loss at head of spine and top corner, 1/2" chip along top rear edge, shipped corners and rubbing along flap folds, now in mylar. View more info

The Big Sleep [A Black Widow Thriller]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041181

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, text block edges stained red. 2nd ptg. of this (Black Widow) edition: Feb. 1946. Slightly rubbed extremities, top edge a bit faded. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Tight, square binding. 278 pp. Color illus. dust jacket (light blue background) is rubbed along flap folds and joints, with mild toning to spine panel, minor chipping to corners, some toning to rear panel and flap edges, now in mylar. View more info

The High Window [A Black Widow Thriller]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1942

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041182

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, text block edges stained red. 3rd ptg.: Apr. 1946. Slightly rubbed extremities, top edge a bit faded. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, toned rear endpapers. Tight binding, modest lean. 240 pp. Color illus. dust jacket (pink background) shows some loss to lower spine panel and closed tear extending across a portion of rear panel, rubbing with minor separation along front flap fold, mild chipping to top corners and 1/2" loss at head of spine, $2.00 price intact, now in mylar. View more info

Letters: Raymond Chandler and James M. Fox [#94/350, SIGNED]

By: Chandler, Raymond, and James M. Fox; James Pepper (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Neville + Yellin: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 043166

ISBN: 1127531913

Condition: Fine


SIGNED LIMITED. Blue cloth, lettered in silver foil. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, essentially as issued. viii,67 pp. No. 9 4 of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies, hand-numbered and signed by Fox on rear colophon. View more info

The Elementary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

By: Charnock, Ian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Breese Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025365

ISBN: 0947533974

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, light soiling to lower text block corner only. Former owner's address label at bottom corner of half-title page, otherwise unmarked. 234 pp. Scarce entry in the series. View more info

Watson's Last Case

By: Charnock, Ian Alfred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Breese Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025363

ISBN: 0947533923

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, light soiling to lower text block fore-edge. Former owner's address label at bottom corner of half-title page, otherwise unmarked. 191 pp. View more info

Watson's Last Case

By: Charnock, Ian Alfred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Breese Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025364

ISBN: 0947533923

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, light soiling to lower text block fore-edge (final 20 leaves or so only). Former owner's address label at bottom corner of half-title page, otherwise unmarked. 191 pp. View more info

The Last Hero

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran and Co. for The Crime Club: 1931

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 030452

Condition: VG+


Black cloth, lettered and with front cover publisher's device stamped in red, top text block edge dyed red (original to issue). Modest shelf wear with slight binding lean, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Front cover cloth shows faint irregularities, possibly the result of light moisture contact that has resulted in mild spotting or dye lightening, at worst a minor cosmetic blemish. Firm binding, clean interior. [viii],312 pp. Very scarce color illus. dust jacket shows wear but is still intact, rubbed with occasional small chips and assciated creasing along edges, modest loss at c... View more info

The Saint Goes On

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1940

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040235

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth, lettered in black, text block edges stained yellow. 8th ptg. thus: Sept. 1941. Modest binding lean, light spotting along text block edges, text block typically age-toned. Illus. dust jacket shows a few small edge chips, some loss along upper rear flap fold, still presents reasonably well in new mylar. [ix],300 pp. View more info

The Saint vs. Scotland Yard

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Sun Dial Press: 1941

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040236

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth, black title/author panels on front cover and spine, top text block edge stained red. Modest binding lean, light shelf wear. Dust jacket shows modest shelf wear with a bit of surface rubbing, closed tear and small chip at top front panel corner, minor foxing to rear panel, now in mylar. [vii],304 pp. View more info