New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; blue spine with tan and red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing along hinges, writing in pencil on back; boards are strong, minor rubbing, spine slightly cocked; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; pp 213.
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New York: Walker and Company, 1984. First. Octavo; VG/VG- Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Black spine with White and Red text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear to top corner of front cover, Boards strong, clean save faint white marks on rear cover, slight bumping to corners, bottom edge of front cover; Textblock has slight age toning, ink stamp on front endpaper; 190 pp.
New York, NY: Viking, 2015. First. 8vo. VG+/VG+. solid red DJ spine has large lowercase white titles, adjacent b/w illustrated DJ front. bright white HC with stamped red metallic type, adjacent boards are gray. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on blank sheet before half-title page. textblock thick, no visible marks or writing. 576 pp. ISBN# 9780147542984.
New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. dark black glossy DJ spine with large white author and title with mid spine lettering in orange. navy paperbound HB, spine titling in opaque white, transitions to royal purple boards. ivory textblock skimmed lightly with no interior markings. a touch of wear to lower panel corners. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON SPECIAL HALF-TITLE PAGE. 692 pp. ISBN# 9780061160882.
Culver City: Luther Norris, 1970. Limited edition, First edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 300 copies; First edition; VG-; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is tan, illustrated, with brown print, slight wear to spine ends but clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; 30 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1966. Large Octavo; VG/VG-; Pink spine with white text. DJ has a clear protective jacket by previous owner, price clipped, age toned, crease lines and closed tears on front, some soiling; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 216.
New York: Mysterious Press, 1984. 1st trade ed. 4to. VG+/VG+. Blue cloth boards with silver text on spine. Full page color illustration on front dj with white, red, and light blue text. DJ spine is black with white, light purple and red text. Previous owner's name written in at bottom corner of ffep. Very light shelfwear to top corners of dj. Textblock clean with many b&w illustrations throughout. 114pp. Shelved in mystery section.
New York: Harper & Row, 1973. First U.S. edition. Octavo; First U.S. edition; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with black print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, age-toning; Boards in grey paper and black cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps, slight smudging/shelfwear, cocked spine; Text block has slight spotting to edges, mild staining on pages 52-69; 212 pages.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; yellow and white spine with black and red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, chipping at spine tail, price clipped in bottom corners of front and back flaps; boards are strong, spine slightly cocked; textblock has age toning, minor edgewear, stamp on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 254.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG; White spine with black lettering; Jacket is clean with very little wear at the edges and corners; Boards are straight and strong; Binding is sturdy; Marker line to lower outer edge of text block. One mark to front free end paper from old sticker residue. Interior of text block is clean; 224 pp. Shelved Mystery Special Collection, Dupont.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First Edition. Octavo, 387 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; bound in blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front board; mild rubbing to boards; slight age-toning to interior; presumed first printing, with 'C-B' code on copyright page, standing for March, 1927; small ownership name to ffep; shelved case 6.
New York: Doubleday, 1994. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 422; G/G-; dark yellow/green spine with white text; dust jacket shows some toning to exterior; small chips to corners; slight rubbing to exterior; sticker residue to front; previous bookshop's sticker to spine and rear; cloth has light shelf wear to exterior; rubbed corners; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; large print.
New York, NY: Center Street, October 2016. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. fiery red and black tones illstrate spine with tall white title and tall red authors separated by jacket front thumbnail. edgewear is slight INSCRIBED/ SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. lightly skimmed, clear and excellent copy, inside and out. 372 pp. ISBN#9781455530441.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967. First Edition. Octavo; pp 189; VG/VG; ivory spine with black and dark pink text; an inner sanctum mystery; dust jacket shows slight toning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; cloth clean; mild edge wear; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Boston; London: Little, Brown; Webb & Bower (Publishers) Limited, 1984. First U.S. Edition. Large Octavo; unpaginated; G/paperback; yellow spine with red text; a Sherlock Holmes Murder Dossier; based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; covers show slight shelf wear to exterior; some soiling towards edges; lightly bumped corners; red ribbon to spine; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Scottsdale: Camelback Galery, 1994. First Edition. Octavo; First Hardcover Edition has been limited to 1501 copies; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan, illustrated with blue and purple print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; xiii, 95 pages, illustrated.
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 1999. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with blue print; DJ has slight edgewear, small tear at top of spine; Boards in white paper with blue print, clean and strong but for mild bump to spine tail; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink with caricatures drawn by the author on front endpapers; 263 pages.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1985. First Edition, first printing. Octavo; vg/vg; dj, gray spine with red and white text; HB, black cloth with silver text, quarter bound with red boards; signed and inscribed by the author; very minor shelf wear, toning to dj, text block clean; 252 pp; else very good.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 274pp.; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket not priceclipped, very mild wear, primarily in some slight age-toning to upper edge of rear cover; full number line and stated first edition on copyright page; INSCRIBED on title page, dated 4-29-89; LP consignment.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988. First. Octavo; VG/VG+; white spine with grey text; dustjacket is clean and shows almost no signs of edgewear; boards are strong, some light staining on back cover; textblock is slightly yellowed as a result of age, has water spotting up to page 22, title page has been signed by author; 227pp.
New York: Modern Age Books, Inc., 1937. Reprint Red Seal Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; dust jacket w/brod art protective sleeve; spine black text strip against multiple red seals, khaki txt, fraying and wear at tail and joint, creasing at joints, inside front flap no longer connected to DJ, hence protective sleeve, shelf wear;covers firm, prev owner sticker on inside front cover otherewise clean; binding loose at hinges, but still quite strong; pages in good repair: very minor wear, discoloration due to aging but in very good condition. 333pp.
New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981. Dover Edition [Unabridged republication of the work first published in 1878]. 8vo. VG/VG-. dark forest green DJ spine and jacket panels; spine title in bright ivory, with smaller pale evergreen author extends to tiny white publisher at tail. abrading appears continous and whitish along the full jacket edges, with a yellowish tinge. dark green clothbound HB with stamped black titling, adjacent black paperboards are in solid, unmarked shape. securely bound, textblock interior a simple ivory. outer-edges are gently foxed. 331 pp. ISBN# 0486238652.
New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Reprint Edition. small 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. gilt accent bands at both head, mid-spine and foot, where titled, separated by ornate foliage pattern. abraded somewhat with wear to both ends and its panel outer corners. spotty and worn covers both, surfacewear moderate. mild toning and discoloration inside both covers. ivory textblock has minimal spots/flaws, complete in 541 pp. heavily foxed head-edge, fore-edge and tail-edge both less marked.
New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; pp 306; G/G-; sunned green spine with beige text; dust jacket has some wear exterior; noticeable chips to edges; mylar wraps; cloth shows only light sunning to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has light age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned;.
New York: The Viking Press, 1971. First Edition Thus. Approx. 6" x 8.75" VG hardcover in VG dustjacket age-toned to ivory with lettering in gold-green and black. Cocked, lightly soiled boards rubbed at corners and spine ends. Corresponding areas on age-toned jacket crinkled with short tears or small chips beneath new, protective clear mylar overlay. A couple of spatter-stains across top edge of text block have whitened applied yellow color there. Interior clean and tight. Shelve in Hardcover Fiction.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 281 pp., VG/VG-; blue and pink pictorial DJ, navy blue lettering to spine; mild wear to DJ: fading to spine (lettering clear and legible), mild age-toning to covers, superficial material loss to corners and head and tail of spine; price uncut "$2.00" to front flap, all four corners of flaps slightly clipped; DJ protected by mylar; navy blue cloth boards, sky blue lettering to spine and front board; mild wear to boards; dark top, stippled fore-edge, untrimmed bottom-edge, age-toning to text-block; starting hinge to pp. 134-135; mild age-toning to interior; pub. 1938, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 6.
New York: Stackpole, 1936. Third Edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ hardcover; Yellow spine with black text; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to corners, multiple spotted stains along edges and spine, material slightly tearing around edges; Textblock age-toned, shows few marks on exterior and first few pages, otherwise clean; 283pp.
New York: Hyperion, 2007. First edition. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Red spine with white and black text and a slipknot illustration in the middle; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; dj has protective mylar covering; boards are strong and clean; SIGNED by author on title page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 262.