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The Cat Who Turned On and Off.

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson.

Price: $265.00

Seller ID: k105


Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Turned On and Off. NY: E.P. Dutton, 1968. 1st ed., 8vo, blue cloth. 3rd book in the ‘cat’ series. An association copy, inscribed by Braun to her proof-reader Florence. Very good in d/w. View more info

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Poirot's Last Case

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1975

Seller ID: 31702


UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOFS to first ed. 8vo, red wrappers, 221 pp. Fine copy with just a tiny, light smudge to front cover.The proof was issued under the original title 'Poirot's Last Case' whereas the published book was called 'Curtain'. View more info

The Adventure of the Priory School / A Facsimile of the Original Sherlock Holmes Manuscript

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa Press: 1985

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: 1286


1st ed., thus. Number 88 of an edition limited to 350 copies signed by author Len Deighton, who provided the introduction. Book is new, but d/w has a 1/4" tear at botton edge of front cover and a light stain at top of front cover. View more info

The Bay Psalm Book Murder

By: Harriss, Will

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 121310


Fine, nearly new copy in fine d/w, inscribed by author Harriss on the front endpaper. Accompanied by three signed letters, 1984-1985 by Harris to former Los Angeles book dealer Joan Perkal. One letter on Harris’s embossed stationary is typed, two are holographic. Also a fourth signed penciled note. All commenting on books he purchased or is trying to obtain. View more info

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Deadline at Dawn

By: Irish, William

Price: $235.00

Publisher: New York, Lippincott Story Press Book: 1944

Seller ID: 022008


Good+ copy; clean and sound except for upper corners of binding rubbed and frayed. No toning or staining to pages or boards. Jacket has a ½”x2” open tear and several smaller tears along top front; similar tears on back cover and a 1”x3/4” open tear at bottom of spine. Some edgewear to jacket along spine and lower edge. Suspense thriller taking place in one evening, young couple races against the clock to find a murderer and lest they be accused of the crime. Sub... View more info

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Unnatural Causes

By: James, P. D.

Price: $235.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribners Sons: 1967

Seller ID: 081407


1st U.S. edition, signed by P.D. James on the title page. A fine, nearly pristine copy in dust jacket. The only defect is a bit of dust-discoloration on the top edge. The signature was added later, in 1990. View more info

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Death of An Expert Witness

By: James, P.D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1977

Seller ID: 081401


1st ed (UK), signed by James on the title page. Pristine copy in dust-jacket. The signature was added later in 1990. View more info

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The Pavilion

By: Lawrence, Hilda

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1946

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k18022607


1st ed. 12mo, black cloth. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. A bright, near-fine copy with typical age-toning to page edges; no tears or chips; not brittle. Printed label of the author’s management agency on front end paper. Jacket is good+-very good: not price clipped ($2.00) and no significant tears, but small chips at corners, top of spine, bottom edge. View more info

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Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler / A Checklist and Bibliography of Their Paperback Appearances

By: Lovisi, Gary (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Seller ID: 040306


Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1994. 8vo, wrappers. 84 pp. Pristine copy; 1st edition of this indispensable reference for Hammett and Chandler collectors. limited to only 500 copies. As-new. View more info

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The Fog Comes

By: Mary Collins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1941

Edition: First ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author Collins on ffep.

Seller ID: cr180613a


12mo, decorated blue cloth. First ed; with publisher’s logo and ‘A’ on copyright page. The murder of a Californian woman who indulged in blackmail, and whose murder puts several relatives under suspicion. Very good; a clean, tight copy very lightly cocked; end papers toned; contemporary bookstore seal inside back cover. Inscribed May 17, 1941 on ffep to Edward Crussell, Sacramento bookseller. Dustjacket is good with wear to edges, some nicking and chipping at s... View more info

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Alphabet Hicks

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc: 1941

Seller ID: 0220321


Later unidentified printing, and only a good- ex-lib at that -- but in the scarce first state d/w with $2 price on flap. You're buying the d/w; the book is free. View more info

The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Garden City / New York, Doran and Company / Crime Club: 1944

Seller ID: 121304


1st Edition, so stated. This bears the ''First Edition'' statement on the copyright page and a 1944 date on the title page. A wartime edition, with a wartime compliance statement on the synopsis page, and a Buy Bonds ad on the rear flap of the jacket. Gray cloth. Good+ with a Fair dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. There appears to be the remnant of a gummed label on the front endpaper; no other reportable defects to the book. Jacket has a one... View more info

Times Square

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1929

Seller ID: 121305


First Edition with matching dates of 1929 and no subsequent printings. Black cloth stamped brightly in white on the front boards and the spine. No dustjacket. Very good. Prior owner’s stamped name inside front cover and owner’s name and address embossed on title page. Label of ‘The Satyr Book Shop’ (Hollywood) inside front cover. View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Doubleday Doran & Co: Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First ed.

Seller ID: cr180613b


First edition. Basis for the 1946 film noir The Chase, starring Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 296. A very good copy; clean and tight with no damage other than very light rubbing to lower corners and a small rectangle of paper/glue residue on ffep possibly from a prior bookplate removal. [1/2”x1”] Dust jacket is fair only; not price-clipped but with significant chipping to edges and corners and 1” closed tear at bottom of spine. View more info