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New York: Stein & Day, 1974. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine black with grey print; DJ has one-inch closed tear on back top edge, slight creasing, slight soiling inside; Boards in orange paper and blue cloth with silver print, some soiling to rear cloth, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock has ex-libris label on front endpaper, slight spotting on top edge, minor water damage at top of rear endpaper, slight water stain at top of final 12 pages, otherwise clean and tight; 224 pages.
New York: Stein and Day, 1973. Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; Dark grey spine with light grey text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, rubbing and fading to jacket surfaces, minor open tear at base of jacket spine, dj now protected in mylar cover; Moderate wear to boards, some creasing and fraying along spine base and edges, light bumping at corners; Binding slightly cocked, stains and spots along sides and edges of several text pages; Foxing along top edge and minor spots to text block exterior, text block itself clean; 239 pp.
New York: Stein and Day, 1973. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; G+/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine black with grey print; DJ has slight edgewear to top, soiling inside at top, slight bumps to lower outside corners; Boards green paper with blue cloth and gold print, spotting, stains from tape at top and bottom, mild bumps to lower outside corners, slight wear to spine tail; Textblock has spotting on top and front edges and on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight; 227 pages.
New York: Coley Taylor, 1953. Octavo; pp 542; G/Fair; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket has noticeable chipping to corners and edges; some sunning to exterior; mylar wraps, as is; cloth has light wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges; slightly bowed boards; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior lightly toned.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942. First Edition. Octavo; G/G; green spine, white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, significant edgewear, with several open and closed tears; boards have sunning, rubbing along edges, bump on front fore edge, small rip in fabric at spine tail and in corner of front tail edge, spine cocked and shaken, webbing showing in back but board is still fully attached; textblock has edgewear, age toning, otherwise clean, binding strong; pp 285; FLP Collection; shelved Case 6, Dupont.
London: Penguin Group, 2008. Octavo; pp 294; VG-/G+; black spine with silver text; a James Bond novel; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth shows minor wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; red pictorial endpapers; interior clean.
Crookham, Hampshire, UK: Collectors' Digest, n.d. Booklet [8x11]; pp 52; G/paperback; dark green spine without text; light green covers with black text to front; illustration to front; light soiling to exterior, probably due to handling; slightly thumbed fore corners; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated;.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. First Edition. 10mo; pp 219; G/Fair; light blue spine with yellow and black text; dust jacket shows sunned exterior; mylar wraps; noticeable wear to edges; cloth has sunfading to exterior; edges and corners have some wear; text block has age toning toward edges; stamped text to ffep;.
Garden City: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1952. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, grey with silver print; Boards in grey cloth with silver print, clean and tight; Text block has hinge tear between half-title page and fist prelim. page, age-toned paper, clean text; 191 pages.
New York: A Perfect Crime Book, Doubleday, 1993. First Edition in the United States of America. Octavo; First Edition in the United States of America; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with grey print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in grey paper and grey cloth with gold print; Text block clean and tight; 192 pages.
Garden City: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, 1982. Octavo; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, black with white print; DJ has mild edgewear with slight tearing at spine corners and flap fold corners, mild shelfwear; Boards in black cloth with red print, clean and tight; Text block has speckled bottom edge, clean and tight but for pen mark on title page; 181 pages.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, 2009. First American Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. finely patterned yellow/white DJ spine with bold black centered type, small red uppercase author and black publisher among the random decorative text, stamp or bands.jacket shows negligible wear under clear protective cover. black clothbound HB with silver stamped titling and adjacent red cloth boards. 367 pp. ISBN# 9780307268372.
Great Britain: Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. vibrant glossy blue with centered author and title upon lengthy colorblock, red pictorial square followed by tiny black publisher on blue tail end. front and rear panels are glossy red with enlarged titling, extended white text aligned above bottom edge; rear panel likewise. vivid blue clothbound HB, stamped with silver lettering aligned just as on exterior spine DJ. clear bright, white endsheets. cream ivory textblock interior, neat and with secure, gently skimmed and well-bound qualities. exterior edges smooth, a touch darker upon fore-edge, head and tail-edges also, else textblock. volume approximately 384 pp. ISBN# 0340820470. [DC Store: HC Mystery].
New York: Macmillan Company, 1939. Octavo; First Printing; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green and black, green print; Boards in green cloth with green print, bumps to bottom outside corners, wear/tears to spine caps, wear to bottom edge, slight spotting, crease and fading to spine; Textblock has tanning to endpapers, spotting to front edge; Inscribed in ink by author on front flyleaf; 294 pages.
Chicago: The Fanlight House, 1947. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition, 250 copies; G; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is yellow with black print, mild peripheral tanning, slight smudging/shelfwear, oversized; Text block clean and tight; vi, 15 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box, in Netdesk office.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; black spine, yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, staining, chipping at spine head and tail and in corners, a few small closed tears around edges, price clipped on front flap; boards are strong, spine slightly cocked, rubbing along bottom edges and on back; textblock has rubbing in corner of tail edge, staining on pastedowns and endpapers, otherwise clean, binding strong; pp 221; FLP Collection. Shelve: Case 6.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1973. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; white spine, yellow/black text; jacket has rubbing on front and back, age tanning, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards strong, mild bumping on head and tail of spine; textblock and interior pages have mild age tanning, otherwise clean; pp 187. Shelved Mystery Special Collection.
Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1969. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; Dark blue spine with white text; DJ with mylar exterior, light edgewear, foxing on both interior flaps; Boards strong, minor rubbing to corners; Textblock shows stamp on front end paper, small brown stain on exterior fore edge, foxing along exterior edges, pages 2-3 show faint staining; Binding strong; 211pp.
New York: St. Martins Press, 1987. First edition. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Blue spine with black text/title; dustjacket is clean with mild edgewear; dj is price-clipped on the upper lateral edge of the inside flap; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; GIFT INSCRIBED by author on the front free end page; textblock is clean. Pp. 305.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. 10mo; pp 318; G/G; ex-library with all stamps, marks, stickers and pockets, otherwise clean , ivory pictorial spine with black text; later printing; dust jacket shows very mild wear to exterior; price clipped front flap; dj flaps glued to pastedowns; small price sticker to front flap; mylar protector on dj; strong boards, tight binding; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; slightly cocked spine.
New York: Ives Washburn, 1964. First. First American Edition; Octavo, VG/VG- Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Yellow spine with Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tear along head edge of front cover, faint writing on back cover, small closed tear along head edge of back cover; Boards strong, clean, slight rubbing to corners, slight cocking of spine; Textblock clean; 192 pp.
New York: Ives Washburn, 1960. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has small tears to spine ends and to front top edge, edgewear, mild shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in brown cloth with black print, wear to spine caps and to bottom edge; Text block has mild peripheral tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 256 pages.
London; New York: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; E. & J.B. Young, n.d. 12mo; good+/none; blue cloth spine with gilt title; ex libris, signature; some shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 158 pp.; frontispiece and engraved plates; light general toning; spine, sunned; edges and corners, chipping and wear; else good.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 12 mo: G-/no-DJ: Reddish brown spine with silver text: Boards show chipping and considerable shelfwear, scuffing and fraying of corners, front cover is splitting from binding, summary of he novel was cut and pasted onto front and back paste downs: Textblock is very darkened with age, foxing and mild staining, page 5 has a several inch long diagonal tear impacting some readability only on page 6: 242 pp.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1964. Octavo: G+/G+: Off white spine with red text: DJ shows age with chipping and tears along the edges and stains on both interior flaps: Boards show scuffing all along bottom edge and some general shelfwear: Textblock is darkened due to age, some pages have stains, front page has large stain or possibly water damage as does back page: 217 pp.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1976. Octavo; G/G-; Yellow spine with black text; DJ has shelfwear, tape across spine, rubbed edges and age toned; Inside flaps of DJ are adhered to the pastedown; Front and back pastedowns have glue remnants; Copyright page has library stamp; Back free endpaper has stamped library pouch for catalog card; Boards have slight shelfwear and rubbed corners; Textblock is age toned, foxed and top edge of textblock has faded marker mark used to cover library stamp; pp 214.
New York, NY: William Morow & Company, Inc., 1986. Fifth Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-, ivory glossy DJ spine, chipped a tad at tip, gentle wear to outer corners and some to DJ border. some exposure and handling to jacket appears to yellow the ivory front. red cloth HB, stamped with gold lettering. maps in black/bisque illustrate the endsheets. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. heavily foxed head and fore-edge--lightly on tail edge. 333 pp. ISBN# 0688058914.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1985. Octavo; Fair/Fair; Ex-Library; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, pink with white print, library label; DJ in mylar, edgewear, library label and tape on spine, slight tears at spine caps, spotting/smudging, flaps affixed to endpapers; Boards in pink paper and pink cloth with gold print, wear to bottom edges, tattering at outside corners, wear to spine caps; Textblock has library stamp on top edge and on title page, ink marking on front endpapers, spotting and tears to endpapers, some pages with stains and moisture damage; 202 pages.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; G/G; Ex-Library; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, red with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, fading to spine, stains to interior flaps, flaps glued to endpapers; Boards in white paper and red cloth with gold print, mild wear to outside corners and spine caps, mildly cocked spine; Textblock has library stamps on top edge and front endpapers, endpapers stained from glue on flaps, ink notation on title page, smudging to top and front edges, clean text; 216 pages.
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1989. First Edition. Octavo; pp 973; VG-/G; dark brown spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows moderate wear to exterior; slight toning to flaps; minor wear to edges; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1995. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with metallic brown map illustration and blue and white text. DJ has minor shelf wear, no tears; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has personal inscription by author on title page in ink, is clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 407.
New York: William Morrow, 2001. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Black spine with red text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, clean with very light shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing mainly confined to head and tail of spine and corners: Textblock is clean, title page has inscription from author to a previous owner, previous owner wrote name on same page in upper corner, pages otherwise clean: First Edition: 323 pp.
New York: Avon Twilight, 1999. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition, First Printing; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with orange and white print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards in yellow and green paper with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 280 pages.
London: Robert Hale and Company, 1972. First edition. Small octavo. Good in fair+ price-clipped dust jacket. Black spine with yellow and white lettering. Shelf-wear to dust jacket at the top and bottom of the spine including several chips and closed tears at the top edges of the panels. Some age-toning to DJ panels as well. Covers slightly mottled. Faint discoloration to text block edges. Binding intact. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 190pp.
New York: A Joan Kahn Book, Harper & Row, 1975. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black and yellow print; DJ has edgewear, tear to rear top edge, creased rear at flap fold and near front flap fold, mild shelfwear, fading to spine; Boards in orange cloth with white print, slight wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Includes three previously published novels: Flying Fish; Blood Sport; and, Enquiry; 715 pages.
New York: Harper & Row, 1975. First Edition. thick 8vo., 715pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black and brown lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, crease on spine, smudges throughout; price uncut; bottom corner of text block dirty, interior clean; SIGNED by author on half-title page; shelved hardcover mystery.
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First U.S. Edition. 8vo., 201 pp., G+/VG-; DJ: white spine, black lettering; mild age-toning/occasional creasing to DJ, "$5.95" to front flap, covers protected by mylar; quarter-bound, black lettering to white spine, red cloth boards: spine cocked, vertical creasing to spine, "R" in "Harper & Row" logo to tail barely legible, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; wear mostly to white cloth spine and panels to boards, imprints from removed tape to top and bottom margins of red cloth boards; light age-toning to text-block, deckled fore-edge; partially removed label and possibly aged paste-staining to bfep visible to recto; SIGNED by Francis to half-title page; shelved Case 6.
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. solid bronze metallic DJ spine as basic background to the black outlined silver-tone titling for title and author above small black publisher. edgewear minor, and under clear protective cover. forest green HB spine with silver tilting and adjacent gray boards. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. lightly read copy with neat, white edges all sides. a solid, well-bound volume overall. 320 pp. ISBN# 0399136703.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Black spine with silver and brown text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with light shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing mainly concentrated at head and tail of spine and corners, binding tight: Textblock exterior has mild dust staining to head and fore edges, half title page signed by the author, rest of text clean: First Edition: 318 pp.