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81 MacDonald, Philip The Rasp. A Detective Story
New York A.L. Burt Company 1926 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1926. The first novel published by the English thriller/mystery writer Philip MacDonald (1900-1980), who had a long and distinguished career. A "Queen's Quorum" title that was also made into a film. First published in August 1925. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the fourth printing (February 1926) of the First Edition. Rare in any early printing, particularly in jacket. Red cloth binding with gilt titling and decorations on the spine. Clean text; 299 pages. The evocative dustjacket is complete; it shows some edgewear, with chipping at the head of the spine and the corners. The reverse of the jacket lists "Burt's Popular Copyright Fiction." In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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82 McClure, James The Artful Egg
New York Pantheon 1985 0394534727 / 9780394534725 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Pantheon, 1985. McClure's South African detectives Kramer and Zondi - racially mixed partners in an apartheid society makes for one of the most interesting crime series around. Things do change! Pale green paper-covered boards with tan linen spine. Clean and fresh text. Remainder mark on botton, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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83 Meyer, Nicholas The West End Horror
New York Dutton 1976 0525231021 / 9780525231028 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Dutton, 1976. Another "unpublished episode" in the career of Sherlock Holmes (sequel to "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"). Near Fine copy, with just the slightest of bumps. Unclipped DJ has only some slight wrinkling on spine edges. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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84 Mosley, Walter A Little Yellow Dog
New York & London Norton 1996 0393039242 / 9780393039245 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York & London: Norton, 1996. The prolific author's sixth novel, an "Easy Rawlins" mystery. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with a blindstamped (what else?) little yellow dog; red lettering onthe spine. Clean and fresh text. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. The dustjacket is unclipped; in a protective plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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85 Mosley, Walter Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
London Serpent's Tail 1997 1852425180 / 9781852425180 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
London: Serpent's Tail, 1997. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition, issued in attractive illustrated boards with no dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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86 Mosley, Walter Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
New York & London W.W. Norton & Company 1998 0393045390 / 9780393045390 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. In this, his eighth novel, Mosley introduced a new protagonist, Socrates Fortlow. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Black paper-covered boards, with a red cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine, with Mosley's initials in gilt on the front cover. Clean text; 208 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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87 Mosley, Walter Gone Fishin'
London Serpent's Tail 1997 1852425792 / 9781852425791 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
London: Serpent's Tail, 1997. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition, issued with spectacular illustrated boards and no dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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88 Pinkerton, Alan Professional Thieves and the Detective
New York G.W. Dillingham/Joan Chalmers 1908 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: G.W. Dillingham/Joan Chalmers, 1908. Originally published in 1880; this is Number 16 in the "Alan Pinkerton's Detective Stories" series. Light green cloth binding with reddish-brown lettering and "We Never Sleep" logo on the front cover. Clean text; 598 pages, with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. A bit loose at the copyright page but holding well. Light general wear and mild bumps. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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89 Pinkerton, Alan The Burglar's Fate and the Detectives
New York G.W. Dillingham 1908 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1908. Originally published in 1883. This is Number 14 in the "Alan Pinkerton's Detective Stories" series. There is no publication date, but probably 1908, judging by place in the series (also missing is the second copyright, by Joan Chalmers, that is normally seen). A Very Good copy. Light green cloth binding with reddish-brown stamped lettering and design featuring the "We Never Sleep" logo. Clean text; 344 pages. Light general wear; owner signature on FFEP. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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90 Rohmer, Sax Brood of the Witch-Queen
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Company 1924 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) created the famous Fu Manchu series; here is a tale of supernatural horror. An uncommon title. First published in England by Methuen in 1918; this is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First American Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 278 pages. Mild wear, with light rubbing at the margins; slight lean, which has led to some creasing; the rear gutter has cracked but is holding; previous-owner inscription on the front cover. Not a beauty, but a solid copy of this uncommon title.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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91 Rohmer, Sax Dope
New York A.L. Burt Company 1919 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1919. Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) created the famous Fu Manchu series. A casual racist, in "Dope" he again deals with a favorite theme - the Yellow Peril of sinister Asians; the first work in his "Red Kerry" series.This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Reprint edition. Green cloth binding with black titling on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 385 pages. No dustjacket. Corners are bumped, but otherwise a solid reading copy.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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92 Rohmer, Sax Grey Face
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Company 1924 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) created the famous Fu Manchu series. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated) of a collection of his short stories. An uncommon title. Red cloth binding with black titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 331 pages. There is some creasing to the covers and a drink ring on the rear; the rear gutter has cracked but holds well. There is a bookplate on the front paste-down isigned by the owner, Beatrice Houdini. Quercus is not an autograph specialist, but believes this to be that of Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner (1876-1943), the wife of the celebrated magician. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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93 Rohmer, Sax The Emperor of America
New York & Chicago A.L. Burt Company 1929 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York & Chicago: A.L. Burt Company, 1929. Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) is noted for creating his Fu Manchu series, but he wrote many other novels and stories.This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Reprint Edition. Red textured cloth binding with black titling on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 310 pages. Faint pencil erasures (POS) on FFEP. Respectable copy of a title usually seen in poor condition. No dustjacket.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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94 Rohmer, Sax The Green Eyes of Bast
New York A.L. Burt Company 1920 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1920. Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) created the famous Fu Manchu series, but he was a prolific author of other novels and stories. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Reprint Edition. Green cloth binding with dark green titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 311 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Bumped, and rubbed at the margins. A decent-enough reading copy.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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95 Santlofer, Jonathan The Death Artist. A Novel of Suspense
New York William Morrow/HarperCollins 2002 006000441X / 9780060004415 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2002. A sexy crime novel of the Art Scene, written by a well-known member of that scene - who should know. After 100 exhibitions of his art, this is his first novel. A Fine copy of the First Edition. Black paper boards with gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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96 Severy, Melvin L. The Mystery of June 13th
New York Dodd, Mead 1905 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket The Kinneys 
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905. Melvin (Linwood) Severy (1863-1951) was a scientist and inventor as well as a Golden Age mystery author. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, his second novel, set in New Zealand. The Illustrations are by Margaret West & Troy Kinney. Maroon cloth binding; gilt lettering on the spine; paper calendar tipped onto the front cover. Clean text; 566 pages, with a Glossary of Maori words used. Rubbed at the margins; there is a floodmark to the top of several pages in the rear, not affecting the text. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by The Kinneys. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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97 Simenon, Georges Black Rain
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1947 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. The noted Belgian author (1903-1989) wrote his first novel at the age of seventeen; he would write some 500 more. Highly praised for his psychological thrillers; one could do worse than read them all! This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Gray cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 176 pages. The dustjacket is price-clipped; it has some light chipping along the margins and a closed tear on the front cover; some penciled notations on the rear cover and flap. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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98 Simenon, Georges Striptease
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1989 0151859108 / 9780151859108 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. First published in France in 1958, this novel of the seamy underside is by the great French writer known more for his mysteries. A bright & fresh copy of the First American Edition (stated). Small RM on bottom edge near spine, else Fine. DJ is unclipped. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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99 Simenon, Georges The Iron Staircase
New York & London Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1977 0151456305 / 9780151456307 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Dark blue binding with copper lettering. Originally published in 1953; translated from the French by Eileen Ellenbogen. The DJ has been clipped and there is evidence of a sticker on the rear panel. 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: 20.00 USD
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100 Thompson, Jim More Hardcore. 3 Novels
New York Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1986 1556110162 / 9781556110160 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1986. This anthology contains three of Thompson's hardboiled novels: "The Ripoff," "The Golden Gizmo," and "Roughneck." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Light gray paper-covered boards with red titling on the spine. Clean text; 410 pages. Hint of sun at the top and a stain on the bottom edge; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped. It shows a only a tiny bit of wrinkling top and bottom of the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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