New York, NY: Warner Books, November 1999. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. black glossy DJ spine has warm yellow titling from head to foot. decorative jacket front has lightly raised band segments with large raised gold main titles. black HB has stamped gold type, with adjacent navy boards. age-toning evident and lightly frames the plain ivory sheets in the marginal areas. no marks to the textblock. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE. clean outer edges all sides. 451 pp. ISBN# 0446525774.
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New York: Putnam, 1942. First Edition. Octavo; 239pp; black cloth boards with red titles in illustrated dustjacket; top edge inked red; quarter inch loss to dustjacket at crown, mild chipping and wear to edges and corners; bottom edge of text block shows a few pages roughly opened and one page with half inch loss at lower corner; overall a very good copy with dustjacket housed in mylar wrap. Author's First Book. [Spine; white titles on black]. Shelved in Case #6.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, grey with gold print; Boards in grey cloth with black and gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, smudging, pencil scribbling on rear, shelfwear; Text block has mild spotting or smudges to some pages, shaken binding; v, 179 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with black and gold print, slight wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear/smudging, tanning to spine; Text block has tanning to endpapers, intermittent spine breaks, name in ink on verso of frontispiece; viii, 204 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block has small stain to top edge, vendor label on front flyleaf, hinges torn at endpapers, intermittent spine breaks; vii, 246 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Scribner's, 1945. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; Yellow spine with black text; DJ has plastic covering taped to pasteboards, few 1" open tears around edges, strong scuffing/slight discoloration to covers; Boards strong, moderate visible rubbing to corners; Textblock age-toned, has few small stains through pages, strong pencil and stamp on front end paper, otherwise clean; 252pp.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and red with white print; DJ has edgewear, light soiling to top edge and rear flap fold, slight smudging, vendor label on front flap; Boards quarter bound with red cloth to spine and blue cloth to boards, white print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has light tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 277 pages.
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1998. First Carroll & Graf Edition. Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, 1" white band w/black text near tail of glossy illustrated spine with white text; dj, light shelf wear; HB, green cloth spine with silver text; quarter-bound with blue boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 184pp.
New York: Mayfair Publishing Co., 1934. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Blue, orange and red spine with no letters; Book comes in plastic sleeve, sleeve has two open tears on back; Paperback in good condition but aged, edge wear on covers, corner wear on spine, upper right hand corner of cover clipped and has piece of tape affixed, small closed tear about 1 inch at upper left of front cover where it connects with spine; Textblock quite age toned, textblock stapled, first few pages have some tears where they meet binding but still connected with binding; 92pp.
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 1998. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG; Hardcover w/ DJ; Spine green with orange and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in blue and black papers with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 322 pages.
Congdon & Lattes, 1981. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with red and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in black paper and blue cloth with red print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; 243 pages.
Michigan: WM. B. Eerdmans, 1944. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Thin green spine with red text. Boards have wear, rubbing on edges, crease lines on spine, age toned, bumping to corners, shaken spine. Textblock has foxing on edges, tears on front inner hinges, cracked gutter between p. 28 and 29, otherwise, free of marks on pages; pp 102.
Michigan: WM. B. Eerdmans, 1945. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Thin tan spine with black text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, shaken spine, apart from that, corners sharp; Textblock has foxing on edges and verso of front end paper and half title page, cracking on rear inner hinges, otherwise, free of marks on pages; pp 88.
New York: A Thomas Dunne Book, St. Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with blue print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in black paper with silver print, clean and strong, mild bump to spine tail; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on title page; 265 pages.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1928. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with red print, tear to spine head; Boards in black cloth with red print, tattering to spine caps and corners, light shelfwear; Text block has light tanning to endpapers, cracked front hinge, intermittent spine breaks, mild age-toning to paper; 312 pages.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1940. Octavo; First printing; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with black print; Boards in blue cloth with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, mildly cocked spine, spotting/shelfwear to front and rear; Text block has spotting to edges, tanning to endpapers, mild age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; 288 pages.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First American edition. 12 mo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Orange spine with blue text/title; 1st American edition; boards are strong and clean with mild edgewear; small bookplate on the bottom close to the inner hinge on the front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 324.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1977. First Edition. Octavo; pp 247; G/G+; black spine with multicolored text; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; light toning to rear; mylar wraps; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block has foxing to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, Inc., 2000. First Edition. Octavo; pp 239; VG-/VG; blue spine with silver and white text; dust jacket clean; mylar wraps; cloth shows lightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text block has small stain to fore edge; text pages clean; page 239 laid in; signed by author;.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo pp 292.; VG/VG; Beige spine with Black pictorial and text; Beige boards with Brown text; DJ is intact under protective archival cover, shows some signs of shelf wear: Rubbing and chipping on edges and corners, open tear on bottom left corner of back cover, corners of inside slips are clipped, but price is intact, closed tear on bottom left corner of front cover, three smaller closed tears going up front of spine, rubbing on front and back cover; Text block is clean, age toned, shadowing on end papers and paste downs, text legible; Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Tulsa: Council Oak Books, 1990. First edition. 12mo; VG-/VG; Beige spine with green & black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar which has kept is unmarked; Cloths are very slightly rubbed along edges, otherwise they are sturdy, crisp and clean; Text block shows light shelf wear from usage, but otherwise clean; pp 423.
Surrey, UK: Anthony Bird Associates, 1988. Booklet [10x13]; pp 101; VG/paperback; blue comb spine without text; full title: A Study in Dark Blue, studies compiled to accompany the summer expedition of The Sherlock Homes Society of London, Pembroke College, Oxford, 23-25 September 1988; blue/white covers with illustration to front; drawing to rear cover; text block has little wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; frontispiece;.
New York: Soho Press, 2006. First Edition. Small Octavo: VG/VG: White and brown spine with deep navy blue text: DJ is clean, light shelfwear, in mylar sheath: Boards are strong and clean, mild edgewear, binding solid: Textblock is clean, half title page inscribed by the author: First Edition: 306 pp.
New York: William Morrow, Harper Collins, 2004. Stated first printing. Octavo. VG in VG- dust jacket. Black spine with yellow and red lettering. Several small soiling spots to dust jacket panels due to shelf-wear. Small shelf-wear rubbing spots at top corners of dust jacket. Sale sticker affixed near bottom of rear dust jacket panel. Covers clean, binding strong, text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 304pp.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG; white spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, minor shelfwear; boards are clean, spine shaken and cocked; textblock has minor staining around edges, small stain on several pages throughout, back endpapers stuck together, stamps on back endpaper, all text clean; pp 217; has gift inscription from author on title page. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2015. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Black spine with white and yellow text. DJ has minimal shelf wear, no tears; Boards have very tiny closed tear to head of spine, minor bumping to front tail corner, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has both author's personal signatures on a sticker label on the half title page, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 288.
New York: Random House, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; blue and white spine with yellow and orange text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, minor shelfwear, price unclipped; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean; pp 181; has signed and numbered bookplate on front endpaper - number 663 of 1000 copies.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; Black spine with orange and white text. DJ has shelf wear, closed tear on rear; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has dark staining on top edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 184.
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.
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.