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21 Ambler, Eric The Night Comers
London Heinemann 1956 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Heinemann, 1956. Intrigue by the great master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published later in America as "State of Siege." Bright orange cloth binding with gilt lettering. Endpapers lightly foxed, (as typical of English printing) with a small previous-owner name on FFEP, else Fine. Clean and bright text. Wrapper design by Judith Bledsoe. The dustwrapper is unclipped and still bright, with only bit of wear evident at the edges and tips. The inside edges are tanned, and there is a cello tape repair to the inside spine. All in all, a nice copy of this great modern work. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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22 Ambler, Eric The Schirmer Inheritance
New York Knopf 1953 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1953. Ambler still remains one of the three greatest spy novelists of the 20th Century. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Decorative yellow binding. Dustjacket design by Jean Carlu; it is unclipped, still bright, only the tiniest hint of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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23 Ambler, Eric The Siege of the Villa Lipp
New York Random House 1977 0394499824 / 9780394499826 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1977. Mediterranean intrigue by the Master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated); previous-owner inscriptionon FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped. Minor hints of edgewear, two small closed tears, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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24 Amis, Martin Night Train
New York Harmony 1998 0609601288 / 9780609601280 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Harmony, 1998. A very literate mystery by the acclaimed English author. As New condition. Unclipped DJ has only slightest of shelf-rubbing. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 Barmby, Cuthbert James Cope. The Confesions of a United States District Attorney
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1899 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Powell Chase 
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1899. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, lacking a dustjacket. A mystery set in California. Light gray cloth binding with lettering in orange; the front cover has a nice illustration of a writer at his desk, heavily stamped in black. Clean text; 329 pages. Very light soil, very lightly bumped. A very solid copy. Quercus has been unable to unearth much information on the author; this was evidently his only novel (or written under a pseudonym). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Powell Chase. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 Biggers, Earl Derr Keeper of the Keys. A Charlie Chan Story
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1932 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932. One of the better tales in the famous Hawaian detective's canon; his creation by Biggers represents a more benevolent view than the usual racist stereotypes of the 1930s. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, lacking the dustjacket. Black cloth binding with red lettering; illustrated endpapers. Clean text; 307 pages. Lightly bumped, with some scrathes on the spine. A solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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27 Bridges, Victor A Rogue By Compulsion. An Affair of the Secret Service
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1915 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket John H. Cassel 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. Although Victor Bridges (the pseudonym of Victor George deFreyne, 1878-1972) had a long and prolific career writing detective fiction, this is an uncommon title. A Near Fine copy; blue cloth decorative binding, nicely blindstamped in a floral theme; gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 354 pages, with a six-page catalogue in the rear. Color frontis illustration by John H. Cassel. Hints of bumping and with a very slight lean; else a Fine copy. Quite an attractive book; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John H. Cassel. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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28 Cain, James M. Galatea
New York Knopf 1953 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1953. A Near Fine copy of the Fist Edition (stated) of a rather uncommon title by the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice." Gray cloth binding with maroon lettering.Bright & fresh text with light dusting to the top edge. DJ is unclipped, has just a bit of wear at the margins of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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29 Cain, James M. Three of a Kind
New York Knopf 1943 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Knopf, 1943. James Cain (1892-1977) had several of his "hard-boiled" novels translated into film; this collection contains three novellas, including the basis for Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, lacking the dustjacket. One of Cain's less-common titles. Orange cloth binding with gilt titling and decoration on the spine. Blindstamped on the front cover with Cain's initials. Clean text; 327 pages. Just a hint of a bump to a corner, else a Fine copy. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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30 Chamberlain, George Agnew The Red House
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1945 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945. Originally published by Bobbs-Merrill, this is the first photoplay edition, published "concurrently with the Sol Lesser Production." The movie starred Edward G. Robinson. An uncommon title, in Near Fine condition. Red cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 221 pages. Despite being a wartime production, the paper stock is of high quality and shows no signs of tanning; very bright and fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped and Very Good (Minus) in condition, with edgewear: creasing and some chipping. Nontheless, an evocative jacket indeed. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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31 Chandler, Raymond The High Window
Cleveland & New York World Publishing 1945 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Cleveland & New York: World Publishing, 1945. "Detective Marlowe in a shocking, thrilling murder mystery" - one of the iconic books of the 20th century. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a wartime reissue under the "Tower Books" series. Stated First Printing. Black cloth binding with blue lettering and the Tower Mystery symbol of a bat on the front cover. Clean text; 240 pages; the wartime paper is tanning. The dustjacket replicates the design of the Knopf original; it is complete, still bright, with some fairly minimal edgewear and chipping. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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32 Clouston, J. Storer The Lunatic at Large. A Novel
New York F.M. Buckles & Company 1905 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Latimer J. Wilson 
New York: F.M. Buckles & Company, 1905. The second book written by the Scottish authorJoseph Storer Clouston (1870-1944), a mystery that achieved great popularity; it is strangely uncommon now. Although called to the bar, Clouston devoted himself to his writing career, and was quite prolific. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, with illustrations by Latimer J. Wilson. Tan decorative cloth binding of a gated estate in white, red, and black. White lettering on the spine. Clean text; 312 pages. Mildly bumped and a bit of a loss to the white spine lettering, else a Fine copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Latimer J. Wilson. First Edition. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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33 Crumley, James Bordersnakes
New York Mysterious Press 1996 0892965738 / 9780892965731 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Mysterious Press, 1996. Crumley's characters occupy a funny and psychedelic space, rampaging throughout the American West. This copy in unread condition; in plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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34 Crumley, James Dancing Bear
New York Random House 1983 0394521951 / 9780394521954 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Paul Bacon 
New York: Random House, 1983. Crumley's fourth novel, becoming scarce. Unclipped DJ has slight curl/creasing and faint pencil erasure on flaps, else Fine. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Bacon. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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35 Crumley, James The Mexican Tree Duck
New York Mysterious Press 1993 0892963913 / 9780892963911 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Mysterious Press, 1993. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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36 Davis, Richard Harding In the Fog
New York R.H. Russell 1902 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Thomas Mitchell Pierce & F.D. Steele 
New York: R.H. Russell, 1902. Davis's "Queen's Quorum" mystery. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, in an exceptionally nice publisher's binding. Navy blue cloth binding with a paper illustration bound with gilt on the front cover; gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Illustrations by Thomas Mitchell Pierce and F.D. Steele. Clean text; 155 pages. Exceptionally bright and supple. Minor spotting to the page ends, lower spine rubbed a bit, two small black stains on lower front cover. Still, an attractive book and worth a read today. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Fine Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Thomas Mitchell Pierce & F.D. Steele. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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37 Doyle, A. Conan The Mystery of Cloomber
New York R.F. Fenno & Company 1895 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: R.F. Fenno & Company, 1895. First published in England in 1888. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First American Edition. Blue cloth binding, ruled on the cover; gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Clean text; 250 pages, with six pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The publication date is the correct 1895, but without the pictorial binding of the True First; publisher's adverts indicate a uniform series was issued. Very small chip affecting the rear paste-down and endpaper. Mildly bumped, with wear to the margins of the spine. Light sunning around the edges. Not beautiful, but a solid reading copy of an interesting variant. No dustjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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38 Doyle, A. Conan The Mystery of Cloomber
Chcago E.A. Weeks & Company 1895 First Trade. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Chcago: E.A. Weeks & Company, 1895. Doyle's third novel, originally published in 1889; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an uncommon American pirate edition. Red decorative cloth binding, with silver lettering and floral ruling on the front cover. Clean text; 206 pages. There is no publication date, but there is a contemporary previous-owner signature on the FFEP dated 1895. Mild bumping, a bit of soil (mostly on rear cover); spine slightly faded. A solid copy in an uncommon edition.. First Trade.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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39 Ellroy, James White Jazz
New York Knopf 1992 0679414495 / 9780679414490 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine Signed
New York: Knopf, 1992. Near Fine copy (RM on top edge,else Fine) in an unclipped Fine DJ (As New condition). SIGNED by Ellroy under "Slash!" on FFEP. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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40 Erdman, Paul E. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing
New York Scribner's 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Scribner's, 1973. First novel by the famed economist, winner of an Edgar Award. This is a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped DJ (small spot on front flap, starting to tan). In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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