New York, NY: Warner Books, March 1995. Advance Reading Copy, First Printing. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. bright rust-red glossy wrappers spine with white block lettering and black uppercase titles. front is a close-up graphic of a worn-down baseball, pic in yellow light, and with rear, panels smooth. no markings to inside covers. corners show some faint roughness, gently pushed upper corners, else exterior is in great shape. text interior runs 338 pp. paperback in great unread shape. ISBN # 0446518603.
New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books, April 2003. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. DJ spine is red and black dotted, across more than the upper half, above thick black band. lettering down spine solid uppercase yellow and smaller white lettering upon small vivid blue textbox. tiny publisher icon is b/w above tiny publisher letters. bold dark yellow author along upper edge and extra large dark ;yellow on bottom black band, subtitling in vivid blue. HB is black clothbound with stamped red uppercase titles and author between symbol and red titling. front and rear boards excellent, no edgewear. a bright ivory lines fep/ffep. simply unmarked text interior, volume tightly bound. 243 pp. ISBN # 0312308493.
New York: Mysterious Press, 1986. First edition. Octavo, 195pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. -----Spine is pictorial; predominately pale pink and purple with white text. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is bright and clean. Remainder mark to tail edge of text block. No markings or creases to text. Spine cocked. Binding is sturdy. Signed by the author on the title page.
Canada: Gage Publishing, 1977. First Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG. bright blue DJ spine with red type and white lettering. wrinkling at DJ spine ends. light blue HB cloth spine with gold lettering imprinted, mildly bumped spine ends, HB corners nipped. fep/ffep are clear and excellent, and through text interior. 176 pp. ISBN # 077159354X.
London, Great Britain: Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1998. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. glossy solid plum toned DJ spine, titling in pink uppercase, with smaller white author aligned mid-way beneath; between shrunken cover image at tip and white publisher on black at tail end. front DJ panel has larger, darker plum title, white author in the foreground of sand dunes that illustrate lower panel. wide plum inner flaps, generally smooth, no impressions to panel area and faint edgewear. mottled crimson HB, spine stamped with silver lettering--conneted spine end and corners. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND TITLE PAGE. gently skimmed textblock, between sturdy panels and striking outer jacket design. 227 pp. ISBN# 0333660102.
New York, NY: Penguin, Viking, 2014. First printing. Octavo. VG- in VG dust jacket. Black spine with red lettering. DJ panels clean. Covers clean, binding strong, text block edges clean. Owner markings to half-title page and the first page of the text in ink. Notable marginalia and underlining in ink to about twenty pages of the text overall. 358pp.
New York: Walker and Company, 1991. First Edition [w/ promotional photo card]. VG+/VG+ Octavo in dull orange paper over boards, DJ purple with lilac and white text on purple spine. Minor shelf wear; a bit bumped and scuffed along edges, at corners, head and tail of spine. DJ rubbed [now in mylar]. SIGNED by author on title page. Interior clean and bright, binding solid. Shelved TWILA CECIL Case.
New York: Doubleday, 1993. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Black spine with yellowish brown text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, clean with mild shelfwear, staining and foxing on interior, autographed copy sticker on front: Boards are strong with light dust staining, some edgewear: Textblock has foxing along head edge otherwise clean, title page is signed by the author, pages free of markings, folds and tears: First Edition: 306 pp.
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996. First Edition:. Octavo: VG/VG: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, clean with minimal shelfwear, autographed copy sticker on front, price sticker on back: Boards are strong and clean with general shelfwear, binding is tight: Textblock has foxing along head edge, otherwise clean, title page is signed by the author, pages free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition: 420 pp.
New York: Zebra Books, 1993. Second printing. Octavo, 244pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Minor bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is bright and clean, encased in a protective mylar covering. Previous owner's name and date to front free end paper. Binding is sturdy. Inscribed by Steve Allen on the front free end paper. WG Consignment. Shelve: HARDCOVER MYSTERY Spine is white with green and black text.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1941. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; green spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, small water stain on back, chipping and several small tears around edges; boards are strong, minor edgewear, faint sunning; textblock has age toning, edgewear, otherwise clean; pp 280.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1951. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is light blue with black text; DJ has edge wear, open and closed tears, age-toning, sunned, inner flaps have cut corners, design is clear Brodart cover; Boards have general shelf wear, edge-wear, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 219.
London, Great Britain: Victor Gollancz Ltd. October 1972. Second Impression. small 8vo. VG/VG. black glossy DJ spine with bold white author, gray title and ivory publisher at tail. both spine and covers darkly illustrated beneath mid-spine. mild surfacewear and edgewear slight. light brown clothbound HB with gold titling, sunned at spine ends and along adjacent board edges. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. neat textblock interior, with basically clear smooth edges. 352 pp. ISBN# 0575008156.
New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur, May 2000. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. purple glossy DJ spine with red sybol, title in shades of red and white author, with miniaturized titling close to tail. lightly speckled at mid-spine with matching pictorial jacket front and rear. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. clean interior, gently read copy. 281 pp. ISBN# 0312262213.
New York: Random House, 1978. Reprint. Signed; First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Spine is black with red and tan text; DJ has general shelf wear, light marks and scratches, design is clear, Brodart cover; Boards have general shelf wear, joints are strong, light bumping, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, light age-toning, signed on title page, content is clear; pp 307; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Philadelphia: Oswald Train, 1972. First Edition. First American Edition. Second printing. Octavo; VG/VG; Tan spine with brown text; DJ shows minor discoloring around edges, minimal edgewear, small price sticker on front cover interior flap, 0.5" closed tear on tail, 0.25" closed tear on head; Boards strong, slight rubbing to corners; Textblock clean; 198pp.
Philadelphia, PA: The Penn Publishing Company, 1939. First Edition. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. orange cloth HB, compact in size and small stamped titles centered beneath head of spine and publisher at its foot. light wear to ends and extremities. mild toning to endpapers and the interior textblock. completely clear of writing or blemish. dark orange tinted head-edge, roughly trimmed fore-edge and tail. 321 pp.
Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications, February 1996. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. solid black DJ spine with red characters above b/w tipped tail for publisher. color illustrated jacket paintings on front and rear, under clear protective cover. medium blue clothbound HB, stamped gilt lettering, sharp-cornered boards, matching blue fep/ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. clear and excellent copy. 295 pp. ISBN# 0939767244.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971. First Edition. Inscription on first white page, gifted to previous owner. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Blue/white spine with black text; DJ shows some edgewear and 0.5 inch closed tear on bottom of front cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock has mark on page 111, otherwise clean; 176pp.
New York: HarperCollins, 1996. First edition. Octavo, 220pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. ----Spine is 3/4 brown, 1/4 cream; white and blue text. Light bumping and shelf-wear; particularly at head edge of dust jacket. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. First edition. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Copy signed by the author; Black spine with graphic of blue plane and yellow and white text; Rubbing and scratches to DJ; Boards strong, corners sharp, binding strong; Author's signature on title page, textblock otherwise clean, pages crisp; pp 298.
New York, NY: Warner Books, October 2005. First Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. solid matte black spine, yellow gold-tone capitals descend from head of spine to mid-spine pictorial square and light blue title above gold-tone publisher. pictorial jacket front, with author and titling in raised uppercase lettering. HB is black with medium metallic blue imprinted type; volume spine transitions to medium blue panels. tightly bound, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. lightly skimmed, with unmarked ivory textblock interior. fore-edge has one gray spot. as is. 438 pp. ISBN# 0446577383.
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.
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: Meredith Press, 1967. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; Spine is pictorial, mostly green and blue with white text; DJ has edge wear, age-toning, price-clipped, some small closed tears, rubbing to front and back, design is clear, Brodart; Boards have rubbing to edges and corners, general shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 265.
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 Collins, 1992. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Blue, green, and yellow spine with black, silver, and white text; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; dj is wrapped with protective mylar covering; INSCRIBED by author on title page; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 225.
New York: Walker and Company, 1977. first US. VG+/VG. 8VO in black boards. DJ is blue with title on spine in white. Light rubbing to boards, light general shelf and edgewear to DJ, DJ is in protective mylar sleeve. Light foxing to top edge of textblock, condition otherwise excellent. 195 pp. Locked- TWILA CECIL CONSIGNMENT.
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: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994. first. VG+/VG+. 8vo in dark green boards, with dark green quarter spine. DJ is wraparound pictorial in green and dark green, title in light blue on dark green label. Light rubbing to bottom edge of boards, similar minor wear to DJ, DJ in protective sleeve, small area of discoloration at bottom fore corner of textblock. 303 pp. Locked- Twila Cecil Collection.
Santa Barbara, California: Capra Press, May 2003. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. solid black DJ spine with medium yellow capitals for full title and author, finished off with tiny icon at tail. raised lettering for enlarged yellow title and black author on a large yellowed moon graphic. HB is black clothbound with stamped gilt lettering to match style of exterior titling. title stamped deeply just along upper edge. sunny yellow, blank fep/ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. tightly bound volume, just skimmed and without marks. great shape. textblock interior and coordinating outer-edges likewise clear and excellent. 348 pp. ISBN# 1592660118.
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 2004. First edition. Octavo, 348pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. -----Spine is white with red and blue text. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is bright and clean, encased in a protective mylar covering. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Signed by the author on the title page.
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2002. Limited first edition. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Copy is numbered and signed by the author; Green spine with pink and white text; Rubbing to DJ; Boards strong, corners sharp, binding strong; Author's signature on added page for limited first edition copies; copy is no. 104 of 850, textblock otherwise clean, pages crisp; pp 205.