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  • THE GAY PHOENIX by INNES, Michael (pseud. of J.I.M. Stewart)
    INNES, Michael (pseud. of J.I.M. Stewart)
    THE GAY PHOENIX

    Edition: First printing

    London: Gollancz, 1976. Red. boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has a new publisher's price sticker over the printed price, fine and bright, quite a nice copy of this Appleby mystery.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30774
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  • THE GIANTKILLER. by PINCHER, Chapman
    PINCHER, Chapman
    THE GIANTKILLER.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Michael Joseph, 1967. The author's second thriller novel. Blue boards. Foxing to top page edges; two faint tan spots to front free endpape, page edges faintly yellowedr; else fine in fine jacket. "a highly original murder-thriller involving the worlds of beatniks and pop-stars, racketeers and prostitutes, corrupted politicians and psychedelic drugs." - jacket flap.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6347
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  • THE GOVERNESS by HERVEY, Evelyn (pseud. of H.R.F. Keating)
    HERVEY, Evelyn (pseud. of H.R.F. Keating)
    THE GOVERNESS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1984. Blue boards. Small tan spot to top page edges, front cover just a mite splayed, else fine in fine jacket. Set in Victorian London.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52394
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  • THE GRAIL TREE by GASH, Jonathan [pseud. of Dr. John Grant].
    GASH, Jonathan [pseud. of Dr. John Grant].
    THE GRAIL TREE

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, 1979. Red boards. Soft creases to spine tips; small bruise to upper outer corner of front cover; nicks to bottom edge of a few leaves; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has soft creases to spine tips and to upper outer corner of front panel; short closed tear to inner margin of rear panel; crease to front flap; VG+ otherwise, colours bright, flap price intact. The third Lovejoy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 19625
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  • MORRISON, Arthur
    THE GREEN DIAMOND. Illustrated by F.H. Townsend

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: A. Wessels, 1908. Second US edition (first was Boston: Page, 1904, 5 plates). Octavo. Beige decorated cloth stamped in red and black. pp (x), 304, (6) + 3 plates. Light damp stain to lower margins of first half of text; large foxing spots on leaves adjacent to the plates; yellowing to page edges; soft wrinkles to spine; else fine and very bright, no owner names. In the rare dust jacket, non pictorial on buff paper - very small chips at tips of slightly tanned and lightly damp stained spine; very small chips to outer corners; near fine otherwise. Note: the dust jacket is just a little too short for the book, as issued. Except for the damp…

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    New York: A. Wessels, 1908. Second US edition (first was Boston: Page, 1904, 5 plates). Octavo. Beige decorated cloth stamped in red and black. pp (x), 304, (6) + 3 plates. Light damp stain to lower margins of first half of text; large foxing spots on leaves adjacent to the plates; yellowing to page edges; soft wrinkles to spine; else fine and very bright, no owner names. In the rare dust jacket, non pictorial on buff paper - very small chips at tips of slightly tanned and lightly damp stained spine; very small chips to outer corners; near fine otherwise. Note: the dust jacket is just a little too short for the book, as issued. Except for the damp staining, a remarkably unused copy, the covers very nice, the dust jacket very scarce. A collection of connected detective stories set in India, published London 1904 as THE GREEN EYE OF GOONA. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 76. Hubin II p. 586. NCBEL III 1070.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31226
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  • MacDONALD, John D.
    THE GREEN RIPPER

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1979. Grey cloth & green boards. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40904
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  • THE GREEN STONE by BLANC, Suzanne
    BLANC, Suzanne
    THE GREEN STONE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Cassell, 1962. Author's first book. Light green boards. Ink inscription to front free endpaper; very slight spine sunning; else fine. Price-clipped jacket has rubbing, nicks to foot of spine; rear panel has light soiling and a small sticker scar (no text loss); a bright, VG or better example otherwise. The 1961 US edition won an Edgar for best first novel. Set in Mexico.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 3930
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  • HIMES, Chester
    THE HEAT'S ON.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1966. Black cloth & orange boards. Ink name and small sticker stain on front free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy. The black dust jacket has light rubbing; surface scratch to front panel; spine has nicks at head, with light sunning to "Himes" (in orange); corner crease to front flap; VG otherwise, attractive, flap price intact. The second of the immortal Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson tales of crime and Harlem.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 21144
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  • McBAIN, Ed [pseud. of Evan Hunter].
    THE HECKLER

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. Grey cloth spine and red boards, red top page edges. Text paper tanned as always, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has nicks and short tears to tips of spine, with internal tape repairs to head of spine, orange spine lettering a bit sunned; slight rubbing to front panel; VG otherwise. An 87th Precinct crime novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11841
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  • PETERS, Ellis (pseud. of Edith Pargeter]
    THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST. The Fourteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Headline, 1987. Blue boards, endpaper maps. Cheap text paper yellowed, as usual, small bruise to one outer corners, just a little leaned, else a fine copy in fine, price-clipped jacket of this cheaply constructed book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6574
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  • THOMAS, Ross ("Oliver Bleeck")
    THE HIGHBINDERS. By Oliver Bleeck [pseud.]

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1974. Blue boards. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 4002
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  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL (ARC) by PETERS, Elizabeth (pseud. of Barbara Mertz)
    PETERS, Elizabeth (pseud. of Barbara Mertz)
    THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Warner, 1996. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial card covers. Fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 39718
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  • MORRISON, Arthur
    THE HOLE IN THE WALL

    New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903. Second US printing (first was in 1902). Octavo, dark blue ribbed cloth, spine lettered and gilt decorated, with "Special Edition" at foot. Top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed, title page printed in red and black. pp viii, 415, (1), (7, ads). Light rubbing to gilt decoration, light rubbing to outer corners, else fine, no owner names. Hubin II p 587.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31227
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  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by CONAN DOYLE, A.
    CONAN DOYLE, A.
    THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: 1902. Red cloth bordered in blind, lettered in white. pp (vi), (250), (8, Morang ads) + 8 plates. Most of the delicate spine lettering flaked away, as often, with slight wear at spine ends; yellowing to page edges; some signatures protrude at fore edges; soft bump to lower inner corners of text throughout; a little leaned; in all, a good, sound copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Made from US sheets, and far scarcer than either the US or UK editions.There were only 2905 copies of the Canadian issue, supplied in batches of 2504 and 401 copies, in either red or blue cloth. G&G A26d, not noting the ads.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36592
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  • EBERHART, Mignon G.
    THE HOUSE ON THE ROOF

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1935. Ca 1930s reprint. Purple cloth stamped in black, purple top page edges. Text paper lightly toned, else fine. The dust jacket has a small rubbed spot and creased nicks along top edge, VG otherwise, quite attractive. "Love, terror, mystery, a magnificent story of a Chicago penthouse."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51735
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  • GREENE, Graham
    THE HUMAN FACTOR

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Bodley Head (Canada) / Clarke, Irwin, 1978. Octavo, green cloth. Fine in fine jacket, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35929
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  • GREENE, Graham
    THE HUMAN FACTOR

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Bodley Head (Canada) / Clarke, Irwin, 1978. Octavo, green cloth. Mauve top page edges a bit sunned, light yellowing to fore edges, else fine, Jacket has a bit of yellowing and sunning to the spine, else fine.. Like the second state of the British edition, has the initials "BH" on the title page.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41912
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  • THE IVORY TRAIL. Illustrated by Joseph Clement Croll by MUNDY, Talbot (pseud. of William Lancaster Gribbon)
    MUNDY, Talbot (pseud. of William Lancaster Gribbon)
    THE IVORY TRAIL. Illustrated by Joseph Clement Croll

    Edition: First printing

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, no date (1919). Octavo, tan cloth printed in brown. Pp (6), 411 + frontispiece and 5 other plates. Page edges tanned; considerable foxing & yellowing to verso of half-title leaf, blank recto of frontispiece, and title page, caused by the frontispiece; much less of same on leaves adjacent to the other plates; very small light tan spot on front free endpaper; light tanning to inner margin of pp 105-06 from a small something once laid in; else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. In the very scarce dust jacket, dark brown in cream. Fingernail-size chip at left hand corner at head of spine; rear panel has nicks and creased tear at top margin, with…

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    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, no date (1919). Octavo, tan cloth printed in brown. Pp (6), 411 + frontispiece and 5 other plates. Page edges tanned; considerable foxing & yellowing to verso of half-title leaf, blank recto of frontispiece, and title page, caused by the frontispiece; much less of same on leaves adjacent to the other plates; very small light tan spot on front free endpaper; light tanning to inner margin of pp 105-06 from a small something once laid in; else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. In the very scarce dust jacket, dark brown in cream. Fingernail-size chip at left hand corner at head of spine; rear panel has nicks and creased tear at top margin, with light soiling; spine lightly yellowed; front panel has a short, shallow chip to upper inner corner; flap folds darkened, rubbed, with small chips at outer corners; spine folds slightly rubbed, with a two inch split to lower front spine fold; "Christmas 1920" in ink inside of rear jacket flap (no show-through); else VG, still showing well, attractive. Set in Africa, one of Mundy's better books. Hubin II p 294.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39359
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  • THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER by AMIS, Kingsley (Ian Fleming)
    AMIS, Kingsley (Ian Fleming)
    THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1965. Octavo, black boards. Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, soft creases at spine tips, else fine. The price-clipped black jacket has minute rubbing and tiny nicks at spine tips, else fine & bright.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34409
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  • THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER by AMIS, Kingsley (Ian Fleming)
    AMIS, Kingsley (Ian Fleming)
    THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1965. Octavo, black boards. Slight yellowing and mild foxing to page edges, quite minor foxing to endpapers; else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has two nicks to lower edges, minor rubbing to ends of spine folds and front flap fold; VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34533
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