New York: Knopf, 1937. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ hardcover; Black spine with silver text; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine, lesser to corners, slight surface scuffing; Textblock age-toned, shows ex-libris on front end paper, multiple marks and light stains on few front/rear end papers, otherwise clean; 314pp.
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Canada: Disruptive Publishing, 2005. Revised Edition. Revised Edition; Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Thin Black spine with white text. Covers have general shelf wear, apart from that, binding strong, no tears; Textblock has a tiny red marker dot on the fore edge, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 145.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1954. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, yellow with black print; DJ has light edgewear, toning to spine, smudges/shelfwear; Boards in red cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, light stains from tape on top and bottom edges; Text block has mild age-toning to paper; 189 pages.
New York, NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1999. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. glossy medium blue DJ spine with tall thin white author and silver capital title above small white publisher near tail. a touch of wear to DJ strip ends and outer panel corners. lightly raised lettering on decorative cover in shades of blue. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. 421 pp. ISBN# 0688166180.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Octavo; pp 214; VG/G; black spine with white and red text; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to exterior; light sticker residue to front; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has very light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
New York: Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2011. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with tan print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in black paper, clean and strong, mild bump to top right corner and to spine head cap; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 331 pages.
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First Edition. Octavo; VG- Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Blue spine with Red and White text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, faint staining on rear cover; Boards strong, scuffing to both covers, otherwise clean; Textblock has some age toning, otherwise clean; 279 pp.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition, First Printing, Second State. Octavo, 304 pages; VG/VG; spine olive with black and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50'; dust jacket has mild rubbing, primarily to head and tail of spine, small scratch near publisher's name on spine; First American edition, second state, with '1948' blacked out on copyright page, 'A-Y' code; with loose ANS by John Dickson Carr, 'in memory of Baker Street and of a strong Sherlock Holmes quiz'; shelved case 13.
London: Collins, 1989. Octavo; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, yellow with white and black print; DJ has slight edgewear, mild tanning to rear; Boards in red cloth with gold print, smudging, mild wear to spine caps, mildly cocked spine; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; 216 pages.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1989. Octavo; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ has slight edgewear, small tears to front top and bottom; Boards quarter bound with blue cloth to the spine and blue paper to the boards, slightly cocked spine, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; 276 pages.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. Octavo; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with white print; DJ in mylar, small tear to top edge, slight spotting on rear, else clean and bright; Boards in pink paper with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; 246 pages.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. Octavo; VG-/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with white print; DJ has slight shelfwear; Boards in pink paper with gold print, clean and strong but for mildly cocked spine; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; 246 pages.
London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1973. First UK Edition. Octavo; pp 760; G/G; blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows noticeable wear to edges; rubbing to exterior; price clipped front flap; small price sticker to front flap; cloth has slight sunfading to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean.
London: Victor Gollancz, LTD, 1949. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; dusk jacket brodart w/vinyl wrap; spine sand w/black text; some wear, chipping and fraying along edges, boards solid and clean; binding strong, slight separation from headband otherwise good; pages have slight aging and little wear, otherwise very good cond. 240pp.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2003. Octavo, 292 pages; VG; fully bound in fine genuine blue leather, paneled spine has gilt tooling and lettering, front cover has profuse gilt tooling; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, pages have gilt along the edges of the text block; silk endpapers; contains a silk ribbon; contains an ex libris plate on the inside of the front cover; shelved Easton press.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First thus. VG-/None slim 16mo in blue buckram, title in faded gilt on spine. Spine cocked, hinges sound. light soil to flat boards, corners bumped. Text-block dyed red. Endpapers chemical stained. Pages clean, flat and bright, save for coffee stain mid margin, pgs. 60 to 65 inclusive. May 1945 issue. shelve Firsts Case.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 249 pages; VG-/G+; multi-colored illustrated spine, white/yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, peeling and tape residue on inside flaps, rubbing, chipping around edges, back of flap has been colored with black marker to try to hide chipping, slight peeling on back; boards are strong, rubbing and staining around edges, minor fraying at spine tail, spine slightly cocked; textblock has edgewear, age toning, some spotting throughout, peeling on pastedowns, small stamp on front pastedown, writing on front endpaper, tape residue on both endpapers, text clean, binding strong; FLP Collection; shelved case 6, Dupont.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946. First Printing. 10mo; pp 165; G/G-; black/orange/green spine with ivory and black text; dust jacket shows noticeable shelf wear to exterior; some chips to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has slight white smudges to front; other mild wear to exterior; rubbed corners; sturdy boards; text block has age toned pages; deckled fore edge; pictorial endpapers of scene from the Warner Brothers film, The Big Sleep, 1946; frontispiece;.
London, Great Britain: Headline Book Publishing, 1995. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. solid black glossy DJ spine with white author aligned above larger titling in neon blue. minimal edgewear. HB is clothbound solidly in black, silver-stamped titling.SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. minor toning to interior sheet margins, else unmarked and complete in 281 pp. ISBN# 0747215995.
London: Bloodlines, Do-Not Press, 1998. Octavo; G/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with red and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright, owner label on rear; Boards in green paper, clean and strong; Text block has cracked front hinge, distributor label on title page, else clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 166 pages.
Garden City: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with red print; Boards in black cloth with red print, wear to corners and spine caps, cocked spine, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, foxing/tanning to endpapers, cracked front hinge, intermittent spine breaks, age-toning to paper; 344 pages.
New York, NY: The Sun Dial Press, 1940. Small Octavo; G/no-DJ; Ex Library; Black spine with white text; Cover clean, corners worn down to the board, edges fraying down to the board, spine has been repaired and the text is handwritten by a previous owner, previous bookseller price tag affixed to back cover; Textblock darkened by age, Ex-Library stamp on front interior pastedown and the title page, several signatures separating, at least one has been repaired, some staining throughout the textblock, red ink stamp along headband faded, edges deckled; pp 273.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Olive green spine with orange text; Boards strong, age-faded, spine is worn down the middle; Textblock darkened by age, otherwise clean, with a dark stain on the fore edge spine, and light staining on the front free-end page; pp 336.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1969. First Edition, Sixth Impression. Octavo, 635 pages VG-/VG-; Spine is olive with a white stripe with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '£1.05', has sticker covering the original price, has shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, has wear along the sides of the spine and the fore edges; ffep has minor discoloration from aforementioned sticker on the dj, title page has a small blotch that bleeds into the next page; shelved case 6.
London, UK: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1930. Small Octavo; G/no-DJ; Red spine with black text; Covers are worn with age, the bottom fore corners are frayed down to the boards, on the front cover there is a half-moon stain as well as undetermined white and black stains, the back cover has several smudges, and the spine is two-thirds of the way separated from the textblock starting from the tail; Textblock darkened by age, otherwise generally clean, interior front hinge cracked, name of a previous owner has been crossed out from the front pastedown, a previous owners' name is inscribed on the dedication page, several dark pink stains appear throughout the textblock; pp 253.
New York: John Lane Company, 1912. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Ex-library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild rubbing, shelfwear; Text block has library stamp and name in ink on front pastedown, cracked rear hinge, light amount of foxing, spotting to edges, pencil marking throughout; 311 pages, frontispiece.
New York, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1956. Reprint. small 8vo. VG/VG-. ivory DJ spine with dark orange and brown titling with small publisher upon orange flecked and bordered segment.a few large closed tears around tail. light tan clothbund HB, stamped brown titling. toning tinged hinges inside front and rear covers. no writing within, no marks to exterior. 219 pp.
Minneapolis: Fedogan & Bremer, 1997. First Edition. Octavo; pp 251; G/Fair; black spine with red and white text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; signed by author with his initials.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Large octavo; VG/VG; black spine with red and white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, price not clipped; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean; pp 374; signed by author on title page; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London: Crime Club Collins, 1963. First Edition. Octavo, 256 pages; VG/VG-; spine is white and blue with blue black and orange lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has several small closed tears and minor crinkling throughout, has a small open tear at the bottom of the spine, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor blotching along the top edge; has a pen inscription from the original owner; shelved HC Fiction.