London, Great Britain: Constable & Company, Ltd., 1994. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. white, with gray fingerprint lines print on DJ spine. red line border aside the main glossy DJ spine with black title and full author up to gray/black tipped tail end. front is fully illustrated with double red-bordered textbox with gray on white fingerprint design with black titling in its foreground. wide glossy white inner flaps. shaded background to front repeats on rear jacket. ivory textblock, no writing and generally read through, occasionally some age-toning. outer edges neatly unblemished, all sides.190 pp. ISBN# 0094735603.
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New York, NY: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, May 2013. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. black glossy DJ spine with red/white titles between two red tipped ends and separated by a mid-spine pictorial square. illustrated jacket front has raised titling, slight edgewear. powder blue clothbound HB, cloth spine has large bold red metallic characters. between matching boards. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. clear and excellent textblock, with edges alike. 432 pp. ISBN# 9780765331472.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1974. First Printing. small 8vo. VG/VG-. solid black DJ spine with bold white title, smaller white author and publisher follow. fully illustrated jacket front in brown tones, much enlarged white block lettering for title. whitish abraded areas, outer edges a few small closed tears and cuts. black clothbound HB with stamped gilt type between worn ends, adjacent boards a uniform black, a touch bumped at corners. hinge area of endpapers a tinge yellow. main textblock clear, outer edges a basic ivory. 187 pp. ISBN# 0672518813.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1937. First Edition. Octavo, 311 pages; VG-/VG-; spine is dark red with beige lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges, has chipping and small tears at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners, has wear and creasing along the sides on the spine and along the fore edge, has minor rubing on the back cover; binding has minimal shelf wear, with minimal detachment on the front inner hinge; pages have minimal age toning; EH Consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: New York University Press, 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 295 pages; VG/VG; Spine is black and white with white and orange lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages clear; signed by the author of the title page; shelved mystery special collection.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with blue and red print; DJ has edgewear, small tear to rear top edge, mild shelfwear; Boards quarter bound with purple cloth to spine and black paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block has erasure to half-title page, else clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 264 pages.
New York: Viking, 2000. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Orange spine with black text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with light shelfwear, some age toning: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing to edges, slight bump at tail of spine, binding solid: Textblock is clean, title page signed by the author: First Edition: 271 pp.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 244 pages; VG/G; Spine is red with yellow, black, and white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$2.50', has moderate shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top of the spine and small closed tears on both edges, spine has minor scratches and discoloration due to sun exposure, both front and back sides have minor discoloration; binding has moderate wear at the top and bottom of the spine, has detachment at the top of the spine; pages have a blotch along the top edge and minor discoloration due to dust build up; shelved mystery special collection.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1948. 1st Edition. 8vo; VG/VG-; hardcover; pink and cream spine with black and white text; dust jacket is faded to the spine and has severe stains and tears; boards have considerable shelf wear and limited stains but binding is strong; paste downs, pages and fore edges are strongly tanned, otherwise text block is clean and legible; 244p.
New York: Walker and Company, 1988. Octavo; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with grey print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright but for mild soiling to interior top edge; Boards in grey cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, else clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by author on title page; 196 pages.
West Kingston: Donald M. Grant, 1982. Limited edition, First edition. Octavo; First edition; Limited edition, 464/750; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with brown and blue print; DJ in mylar, slight shelfwear but clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with red print, spotting to cloth, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author and illustrator on the limited edition page; 123 pages, illustrated.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1979. First Edition. Octavo; pp 122; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows some severe rubbing toward rear fore and tail edges; small chip to rear head edge; mild rubbing to front; some toning to flaps; cloth has clean exterior; strong boards; text block shows light tone to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with red, yellow and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in tan paper and red cloth with gold print, mildly cocked spine, clean and strong; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; 231 pages.
London: Constable, 1997. Reprint. First Edition; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is brown with light tan text, white at head of spine; DJ has general shelf wear, scratches, and marks, creases, design is clear, Brodart cover; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 191.
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1934. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with black print; Boards in brown cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, cocked spine, light spotting/shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, penciled note on title page, else clean and tight; 301 pages.
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1919. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, orange with black print; Boards in orange cloth with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, creasing to cloth on front and rear, wear to hinges and edges; Text block has name in ink on front and rear endpapers, cracked front hinge, intermittent spine breaks, clean text; iv, 437 pages, frontispiece.
London: Doubleday, 2003. Octavo; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan and green with white and red print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in red cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight but for spine break at title page; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 463 pages.
New York: The Mystery League, 1932. First edition. Octavo; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ in mylar, tears at spine ends and flap corners, edgewear, pencil scrawls; Boards in black cloth with green print, cocked spine, light wear to corners and spine caps, crease to spine, small surface tear to rear, shelfwear; Text block has random pencil scrawls and stains, spine break at page 240; 286 pages.
Great Britain: Bantam Press, 2003. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG/VG-. natural tones with background sketches, overlay titling in bold uppercase copper author and black title just above pictorial tail area. some light edgewear under clear protective cover. black cloth HB with gold stamped titling between gently worn ends, a bit to outer extremities. generally handled, all pages clean, neatly aligned at corners. no writing to the interior nor its outer edges. 454 pp. ISBN# 0593052447.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1962. First. 12 mo. VG/VG in a well done and professional facsimile dust jacket identified on the inside of the flap. First edition; Yellow spine with red and white text; Dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; boards are strong and clean; front and back pastedown are age-toned; back pastedown has small pen mark forming "x"; front free end page has pen markings and back free end page has pencil marks; but the written text is clean, binding is strong; textblock is clean; Pp. 157.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 224 pp., VG/VG-; black DJ, yellow and orange lettering (faded) to spine, white lettering to front cover; rubbing to edges, mostly to corners; age-toning to covers; top right-hand corner of front flap price clipped; DJ protected by mylar; brown cloth boards, black text to spine, black facsimile signature of Brown to front cover; bumping to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners, slight cocking to boards; mild staining to faded red top, age-toning to text-block; age-toning to interior, text legible; "first edition" stated to copyright page; shelved LP collection.
New York, NY: Ballantine Books, November 2001. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. tints of blue stripe the DJ spine and extend completely across jacket front, spine and rear as background to the yellow, red and white titling. gray clothbound HB with red metallic titling and adjacent light blue paperboards, sharply cornered. tightly bound textblock interior without interior wear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. 260 pp. ISBN# 034542820X.
Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1997. Limited First Edition. Octavo; Limited First Edition, number 85 of 100 specially signed and numbered; VG; Paperback with DJ; Spine, white with black print; DJ clean and bright; Cover clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; “Originally appeared in Mammoth Detective magazine, Feb. 1944”; Signed in ink by the author, cover illustrator, and author of introduction on signature sheet; 205 pages.
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with orange, white, and blue print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in black paper with blue print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; 320 pages.
London: The Do-Not Press, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 152 pages, [4 pages], [4 pages advertisements], VG-; paperback, blue/purple color-blocked paper covers, white and yellow lettering: mild wear to edges and corners, light age-toning to text-block, two diagonal scratches to bottom; interior clean; INSCRIBED by Bruen to first page beneath author bio; book housed in protective plastic sleeve; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London: The Do-Not Press, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 237 pages, [2 pages advertisements], VG-/VG; DJ, navy blue spine, orange and red lettering: minimal wear to DJ, minor scratch to spine; "UK £15.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue faux-cloth paper boards, gold lettering to spine: slightly cocking to spine, front board very slightly shaken, back board tight, binding sturdy; minimal wear to boards; very mild wear/light age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text clear and legible; SIGNED by Bruen to title page; shelved Case 6.
New York: Random House, 1987. First edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Tan spine with purple and red text; Dustjacket VG, shelf wear minimal; Boards strong, front pastedown and end paper have some light age toning, binding strong; Textblock very lightly age toned, interior clean; 322 pp.; Signed by author on front end paper.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. First Edition. Octavo; pp 248; G/G-; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has slight age toning toward edges; minor wear to corners; slight sticker residue to rear; cloth has slightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block has light foxing to exterior edges; good binding.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Mostly black spine with bright pink text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with mild shelfwear, blue circle sticker on sheath on tail end of spine: Boards are strong and clean, very minor edgewear, bumping to head of spine: Textblock is clean, fore edge deckled, title page inscribed by author: First Edition: 318 pp.
Charleston, S.C. Evening Post Publishing Company, 2011. First Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. gray glossy DJ spine with bisque capitals for title, red author and b/w publisher. illustrated jacket front/rear. lengthy crease upon front inner flap. white HB spine with imprinted navy titling and stamped upon front board. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. neatly aligned and tightly bound sheets, mark-free inside and to outer edges. 264 pp. ISBN# 9780982515457.
London: Heinemann, 1966. Octavo; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white and pink print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards in black cloth with gold print, slight wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has slight tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 239 pages.
New York: Vantage Press, 1984. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with tan print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright but for very slight edgewear; Boards in green cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight but for a small surface tear and stain on page 9; vi, 138 pages. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. 12mo; Good condition paperback with Good- condition jacket, red and white spine with black text; text block, same; light general toning; minor wear and bumping; text block clean; 188 pp.; spine, tail-edge, split start; dj, sunned; tears and splits; chipping; else very good. Shelve in "13 ephemera" box in Netdesk office.