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Shackled., Abdullah (Achmed)
1 Abdullah (Achmed) Shackled.
cat40a 
NY: Brentano's, (1924). First American edition. Black cloth lettered in red. Top edge stained red. A fine copy in a slightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket, the spine somewhat faded and dust soiling to the rear panel; still, an attractive copy of a book not often found in the dust jacket. A tale of Algiers, of an impoverished Arab aristocrat's daughter and her marriage to a dervish. According to the jacket description, there is 'no tawdry "sheik" and "dancing girl" hokum..." Abdullah was the author of THE THIEF OF BAGDAD. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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The January Corpse., Albert (Neil)
2 Albert (Neil) The January Corpse.
cat40a 
NY: Walker, (1991). First edition. Brown boards, spine lettered in purple. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. His first book, and the first Dave Garrett mystery. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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A Kind of Anger. MGM document., Ambler (Eric)
3 Ambler (Eric) A Kind of Anger. MGM document.
cat40a 
This is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer inter-office communication, sent by Lewis Morton in 1964 to the producers and executives of the company. It has a cover letter dated June 9, 1964, and typed comments on the plot with some suggestions for changes. The text, probably only the first chapter, is typed on 22 pages, printed on rectos only, with salient names and words capitalized and underlined for the readers. Stapled in the upper corner, the final leaf is detached. This was an attempt to pitch this novel for a film, but was evidently unsuccessful, as it was never made. The description of Material is here given as: "Mimeo. Manuscript, 349 pp." so this was presumably typed up using the original manuscript. The Reader's name was Evelyn Scott. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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My Friend, The Enemy., Baker (Frank)
4 Baker (Frank) My Friend, The Enemy.
NY: Coward-McCann, (1948). First American edition. cat40a 
Light brown boards, red spine lettered in black. A clean, very good copy in a slightly worn dust jacket, some short tears and wear to the lower edge and folds, and rubbing at hinges. A review copy, the lower page edges are stamped: ADVANCE COPY NOT FOR SALE, and there is a review slip from Baker & Taylor laid in. A psychological novel, of a playwrite's relationship with a childhood friend. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Posthumous Papers., Barnard (Robert)
5 Barnard (Robert) Posthumous Papers.
London: Collins, (1979). First edition. cat40a 
Red boards, spine lettered in gilt. Slight marking to back board, corners bent on several leaves, pencil erasure from one page, small ink stamp on title page; otherwise, basically fine in a fine dust jacket, with the price corner clipped. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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Death Walks in Eastrepps., Beeding (Francis) [joint pseudonym of John Leslie Palmer and Hilary St. George Saunders].
6 Beeding (Francis) [joint pseudonym of John Leslie Palmer and Hilary St. George Saunders]. Death Walks in Eastrepps.
cat40a 
NY: Mystery League, 1931. First American edition. Black cloth, designed and lettered in green. Pale green end papers, patterned with the publisher's monogram. Slight spotting to page edges, but a bright and fine copy otherwise, in a very good pictorial dust jacket, chipped at corners and spine ends, and rubbed along folds. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, highly regarded. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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The Night They Killed Joss Varran., Bellairs (George) [pseudonym of Harold Blundell].
7 Bellairs (George) [pseudonym of Harold Blundell]. The Night They Killed Joss Varran.
cat40a 
London: Gifford, (1970). First edition. Light blue boards, spine lettered in black. A fine copy in a very slightly worn dust jacket, a few small bumps and dents. A nice copy of a fragile book. An adventure of Thomas Littlejohn. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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The Baron of The Barrens., Bloomfield (Will J.)
8 Bloomfield (Will J.) The Baron of The Barrens.
cat40a 
Philadelphia: Dorrance, (1923). First edition. Black cloth ruled and lettered in red. Some wear to the tips, but a clean very good copy. A novel of the Alleghenies. Of a local legend, The Hillside-Mooney, which turns out to be a hoax. Also fortune-telling. Smith, AMERICAN FICTION 1901-1925: B-684. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Rehearsal For Murder. A Crime Novel., Bunce (Frank)
9 Bunce (Frank) Rehearsal For Murder. A Crime Novel.
NY: Abelard-Schuman, (1956). First edition. cat40a 
Brown cloth, spine lettered in black. Small ink stamp and price on front end paper, otherwise a nice clean copy in a somewhat rubbed dust jacket. The jacket has had the price corner clipped, and has light wear to edges. Listed in Hubin. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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Driven to the Wall or A Forced Confession., Campbell (Scott) [pseudonym of Frederick William Davis].
10 Campbell (Scott) [pseudonym of Frederick William Davis]. Driven to the Wall or A Forced Confession.
NY: Street & Smith, (copyright 1897 by The Author. copyright 1900 by Street & Smith). cat40a 
Rebound in modern plain wrappers, with a lettered spine label. Original front cover lacking, original back cover bound in. Issued as No. 154 in The Magnet Library, Aug. 8, 1900. Paper browned, some wear, very good. Listed in Hubin, citing it as Magnet #154, but with a date of 1897. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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The Honor of a Black Sheep., Campbell (Scott) [pseudonym of Frederick William Davis].
11 Campbell (Scott) [pseudonym of Frederick William Davis]. The Honor of a Black Sheep.
NY: Street & Smith, (1901). cat40a 
198pp. + 10pp. ads at rear +16pp. ads at front. Original pictorial wrappers. Quite badly chipped at edges, spine worn and chipped, paper browned, a rough copy. Issued as No. 173 in The Magnet Detective Library. Listed in Hubin, citing this edition. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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The Murray Hill Mystery., Carter (Nicholas) [Ernest A. Young].
12 Carter (Nicholas) [Ernest A. Young]. The Murray Hill Mystery.
NY: Street & Smith, (copyright 1886 and 1901). cat40a 
Rebound in modern plain wrappers, with a lettered spine label. Original front cover lacking, back cover bound in. [214]pp. Paper browned, old stain to lower corner throughout, very good otherwise. Identified on the back cover as No. 191 in The Magnet Library, April 24, 1901. Listed by Hubin with the longer title: "The Murray Hill Mystery; or, A Man or Wiles." Hubin identifies it as Magnet 191, 1901, and says: "Not NC". According to Hubin, this one is by Ernest A. Young. 
Price: 25.00 CAD
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The Man at the Window., Carter (Nicholas) [Frederick William Davis]
13 Carter (Nicholas) [Frederick William Davis] The Man at the Window.
NY: Street & Smith, (copyright 1901). cat40a 
Rebound in modern plain wrappers, with a lettered spine label. Original front cover lacking, rear cover bound in. Paper browned, a bit worn at edges about very good. The back cover indicates that this was published as No. 199 in The Magnet Library. Listed by Hubin, giving the fuller title: "The Man at the Window; or, The Girl from Cleveland". He lists it as Magnet 199, 1901. This copy does not bear the second part of the title. According to Hubin, this one is by Frederick William Davis. 
Price: 25.00 CAD
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The Crime of A Countess; or, The American Detective and the Russian Nihilist., Carter (Nick) -pseudonym.
14 Carter (Nick) -pseudonym. The Crime of A Countess; or, The American Detective and the Russian Nihilist.
NY: Street & Smith, (copyrighted 1892). cat40a 
Rebound in modern plain wrappers, with a lettered spine label. Original front cover lacking, back cover bound in. Some chipping to margins, old stains to page edges, about very good. The back cover indicates that this is #5 in the Magnet Library, Sept. 30, 1897 (but actually later). Listed by Hubin, who points out that it was published in 1892 in The Secret Service Series. 
Price: 25.00 CAD
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The Bait and The Trap., Challis (George) [Frederick Faust, aka Max Brand]
15 Challis (George) [Frederick Faust, aka Max Brand] The Bait and The Trap.
NY: Harper & Brothers, [1951]. First edition. cat40a 
Grey boards, spine lettered in red. Slight dust soiling, but a nice copy in a slightly worn pictorial dust jacket, rubbed along the spine. The sequel to THE FIREBRAND, featuring the swashbuckling character Tizzo. This is the proper first edition, with the original price on the dust jacket; there exists a very common book club edition, which has no price on the jacket. Not a common book in the first edition. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Faith, Hope and Charity., Cobb (Irvin S.)
16 Cobb (Irvin S.) Faith, Hope and Charity.
cat40a 
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1934). First edition. Red cloth, designed and lettered in gilt. A little soiling to upper page edges, light shelf wear, but a very nice, bright copy in a chipped dust jacket. The jacket has been heavily taped internally at edges and folds, causing some discoloration, and has chips from the spine ends and edges, affecting the first word of the title at the top of the spine; still, a pretty decent looking copy. Queen's Quorum 89. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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The Crimson Alibi., Cohen (Octavius Roy)
17 Cohen (Octavius Roy) The Crimson Alibi.
cat40a 
NY: Dodd, Mead, 1919. First edition. Red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. Inner rear hinge very cracked, some spots to cloth and moderate shelf wear; very good otherwise. A mystery featuring David Carroll. Listed in Hubin. This copy contains the bookplates of both Vincent Starrett and Adrian Homer Goldstone, the Goldstone plate tipped onto the edge of the Starrett one. So, an exalted copy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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A Toast To To-morrow., Coles (Manning)
18 Coles (Manning) A Toast To To-morrow.
cat40a 
Toronto: Musson, 1943. First Canadian edition. Brown cloth lettered in green. Some slight bubbling of cloth, light edge wear, a clean very good copy in a slightly worn dust jacket, some small chips from corners and top of spine, a few creases, but decent looking. The American edition appeared from Crime Club in 1941. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Now or Never., Coles (Manning)
19 Coles (Manning) Now or Never.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1951). First edition. cat40a 
Wine boards, spine lettered in black. Small name sticker on front end paper, otherwise about fine in a slightly used dust jacket, shallow chipping to the spine extremities and corners. Quite a decent looking copy. The thirteenth book in the Tommy Hambledon series of Secret Service adventures. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Golden Ashes., Crofts (Freeman Wills)
20 Crofts (Freeman Wills) Golden Ashes.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1940). First edition. cat40a 
Blue cloth, spine lettered in black. Some shelf wear, a few marks and stains to front board and spine, tiny snag to spine; in general, a clean very good copy, internally fresh. Uncommon in the first edition. 
Price: 90.00 CAD
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