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  • A BIG WIND FOR SUMMER. by BLACK, Gavin
    BLACK, Gavin
    A BIG WIND FOR SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Harper & Row, c1975, 1976. Cloth and boards. Top and fore edges unevenly tanned, else VG in VG jacket.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 2333
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  • CHRISTIE, Agatha
    A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY. Featuring Miss Marple.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1964. Red boards. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has small chips at head of lightly yellowed spine, yellowing and minor soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise.; Octavo

    Book ID: 43324
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  • A CASE OF NEED by HUDSON, Jeffrey (pseud. of Michael Crichton
    HUDSON, Jeffrey (pseud. of Michael Crichton
    A CASE OF NEED

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Heinemann, 1968. Black boards. Ink private owner name at top margin of front free endpaper; tiny chip to top edge of half title leaf; page edges very lightly yellowed; else fine, flap price intact. Jacket has red spine sunned to pink; faint rubbing to panels; tiny nick to one outer corner; else fine. Crichton's only book under this pseudonym and his first book in hardcover, preceded by three paperback originals under his "John Lange" pseudonym. A medical thriller, the novel was the source of the 1972 film "The Carey Treatment", directed by Blake Edwards. A scarce book in either the British or American (New American Library, 1968) editions. It won an Edgar for Best First Novel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 6543
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  • Snow, C.P.
    A COAT OF VARNISH (proof copy)

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Scribner's, 1988. Advance uncorrected proof in lime green non-pictorial card covers, of the first US mass market paperback edition (hardcover first was in 1979). Very nearly fine. Last novel in his lifetime (d. 1980), it was a nominee for the 1979 Edgar for best mystery novel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 25807
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  • Snow, C.P.
    A COAT OF VARNISH (proof copy)

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: NY: Scribner's, no date (1979). Advance uncorrected proof in orange non-pictorial card covers, gauze-coated backstrip. Fine copy. Last novel in his lifetime (d. 1980), it was a nominee for the 1979 Edgar for best mystery novel. Scarce in this advance format

    Book ID: 25808
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  • A DELIVERY OF FURIES by CANNING, Victor
    CANNING, Victor
    A DELIVERY OF FURIES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1961. Black boards. Page edges yellowed, else a f ine copy. Colourful price-clipped jacket (by Biro) has slight yellowing and dust soiling to rear panel, spine very slightly darkened, still VG or better, attractive.; Octavo

    Book ID: 2388
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  • A DEMON IN MY VIEW (proof) by RENDELL, Ruth
    RENDELL, Ruth
    A DEMON IN MY VIEW (proof)

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hutchinson, 1976. Advance uncorrected proof. Octavo, pink non-pictorial paper covers. Book leaned; spine a bit sunned with mild wear at foot; light cover soiling and soft creases; in all, a good tight copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 37909
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  • McLAREN, Moray
    A DINNER WITH THE DEAD and other Stories

    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh: Serif Books, 1947. 12mo, stuff card covers with attached light blue jacket. Page edges yellowed; jacket has mild soiling, lightly yellowed spine, front cover a little bowed, VG otherwise. First book from this publisher. A secondary issue, trimmed down, the jacket lettering on front cover touching the fore edge. 15 short stories, some criminous. In Hubin. Scottish author. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 40933
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  • AMBLER, Eric
    A KIND OF ANGER

    Toronto Star. Two numbers, 20 and 27 Feb., 1965. 36 cm, pp 12, 12, triple columns, printed on newsprint. Paper toned; soft crease to lower outer corners, else fine, never folded. Star Weekly Novel. Book edition was published in 1964.

    Book ID: 48846
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  • KENT, David [pseud. of Herman Hoffman Birney].
    A KNIFE IS SILENT

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Random, 1947. Sticker shadow on front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, short tears, and rubbing, good, flap price intact. A crime novel featuring detective Jason Burr, set on an Island off the Carolina coast. This was the penultimate novel of a respected writer of western novels published under the name "Hoffman Birney", and it was one of only two crime novels he published under this pseudonym.; Octavo

    Book ID: 21208
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  • HART, Carolyn G.
    A LITTLE CLASS ON MURDER (signed)

    New York: Doubleday. Presumed later printing (verso of title states "September 1989 / OG", but not "First edition". Jacket price of US 12.95, Canadian 15.95). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Black boards. Minor rubbing to foot of spine, else fine. Black jacket has nicks, tiny chips, rubbing to head of spine; nicks, light rubbing elsewhere; VG otherwise.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 3658
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  • MANN, Leonard
    A MURDER IN SYDNEY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Cape, 1937. Octavo, red cloth. Damp stain to lower front and rear covers, and slightly at foot of spine, else a VG+ copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks to spine tips, shallow chip at head of spine (no lettering affected), rubbing to spine folds, short tear to bit dusty blank rear panel, short tear to fore margin of front flap; a few other nicks; otherwise a VG example, flap price intact. Hubin II p. 278. Loder p. 370. His only crime novel, quite scarce in jacket. This is the London issue, printed in the UK, and is the correct first edition.

    Book ID: 35103
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  • A PERFECT SPY (Canadian proof) by LE CARRÉ, John
    LE CARRÉ, John
    A PERFECT SPY (Canadian proof)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Markham, Ontario: Viking / Penguin Canada, 1986. Uncorrected proof, variant in red (vs light blue) card covers. Spine lightly sunned with short snag at foot; book just a bit leaned; small tan spot to fore edges; VG otherwise. 2004 ink name at front. Very small print run. Priority, if any, unknown to me. I haven't spotted any differences other than colour.; Octavo

    Book ID: 39023
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  • RANKIN, Ian
    A QUESTION OF BLOOD (inscribed proof)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    London / Toronto: Orion / McArthur & Company, 2003. Inscribed by Author.; Advance Reading Copy / Uncorrected Proof. Mauve card covers printed in black. With printed label on title leaf stating "This is #79 of 200 numbered presentation proofs". Beneath which is Rankin's ink inscription "To Cathy - cheers ! Ian Rankin" followed by a tic-tac-toe diagram. Covers are lightly mottled (printing error?); rear cover has top outer corner torn away (no printing lost) and a small light soil spot at bottom margin; soft corner crease to last 7 leaves; VG otherwise. This is the Canadian issue of the proof - rear cover has three quotes from Canadian newspapers about RESURRECTION MAN and copy by McArthur and Company, Toronto (the Canadian distributor). ; Signed by Author.

    Book ID: 30104
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  • PETERS, Ellis
    A RARE BENEDICTINE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Headline, 1988. Dark blue boards. pp 125. Colour illustrations by Clifford Harper. Fine in fine jacket. "The Advent of Brother Cadfael". Collects three short stories - A Light on the Road To Woodstock, The Price of Light, Eye Witness . ; Quarto

    Book ID: 52358
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  • WRIGHT, Eric
    A SINGLE DEATH

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Collins, 1986. Advance copy for review with dated slip pasted in. Red boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a very small skinned spot to front panel, soft ripples to rear panel, VG otherwise. Inspector Charlie Salter. Toronto setting.

    Book ID: 43767
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  • LE CARRÉ, John
    A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1968. Maroon boards. Light offset yellowing to free endpapers, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. First issue jacket with no quotes from reviews on rear panel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 52511
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  • CLARK, Mary Higgins
    A STRANGER IS WATCHING

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977. Cloth and boards. Minor wear to lower outer corners of boards, just a little leaned, VG+ otherwise. Price-clipped jacket has light yellowing to white spine, two scarcely noticable small tears, VG otherwise. Her second novel and third book. ; yh

    Book ID: 44938
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  • A SUMMER IN THE TWENTIES by DICKINSON, Peter
    DICKINSON, Peter
    A SUMMER IN THE TWENTIES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1981. Brown boards. Small remainder dot to lower page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has edge crease to front flap, else fine.; Octavo

    Book ID: 3027
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  • JAMES, P.D.
    A TASTE FOR DEATH (Canadian proof)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen, Dennys, 1986. Advance uncorrected proof in grey non-pictorial card covers. Book a bit leaned; one inch vertical paper crack at foot of faintly yellowed spine; soft creases to lower inner corner of rear cover; VG otherwise. The word "Tentative" has twice been crossed out with black marker and the publication date (01 Nov.) and price (CAD 21.95) have been supplied by hand. Scarce advance format; not many would have been done for the Canadian market. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 43264
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