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BOUNDS, Sydney J. (Sydney James), 1920-2006 : DIMENSION OF HORROR.

BOUNDS, Sydney J. (Sydney James), 1920-2006 : DIMENSION OF HORROR.

London : Panther Books, Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), (1953). First edition. Earthman teams up with green-haired Venusian girl and a creature from another dimension to save Earth and Venus from war and destruction. Sacrifice demanded.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by John Richards; torn and repaired at foot; a little marked, chipped and creased; staples much rusted; a reasonable copy of an enjoyable space opera. Just a single copy (Bodleian) located in the major UK libraries.

£20

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“BRYONY, June” : GLORIOUS ROMANCE.

“BRYONY, June” : GLORIOUS ROMANCE.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1949]. First edition. Marguerite de Manell comes of age: she owns a great historic castle, but can’t afford to – she is living in a poky bed-sit and working as a shorthand typist.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [32]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by “Brab” – Oliver Gilmore Brabbins (1912-1973); wrappers a little split; two repaired tears to rear wrapper, and one to upper wrapper; a reasonable copy of a fragile item. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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“CARSON, Bart” – [MACONACHIE, William] : CHAMPAGNE AND CHOPPERS.

“CARSON, Bart” – [MACONACHIE, William] : CHAMPAGNE AND CHOPPERS.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1951]. First edition. "I got biggity once, when I figured I was a real night club baron. I quit rum and coke and started using a little champagne. Well, I guess it had no link-up really, but before I knew where I was choppers [tommy-guns] were blasting around me...". Later published in the USA as "Dope Doll" by "Steve Harrigan".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 158,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a sparkling design by John Pollack; some wear and light marking and fraying; a few internal marks and creases, but a good copy. Only a single copy (Bodleian) located in the major UK libraries.

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CUNNINGHAM, Paul : [DROP TITLE] TOAST TO SATAN.

CUNNINGHAM, Paul : [DROP TITLE] TOAST TO SATAN.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [ca.1946]. First edition. Nick and Joan come under rifle fire as they investigate a powerful speed launch on the Channel coast..
Crown 8vo (18cm). 80pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – man crawls after a leggy blonde and typical Perl-girl by H. W. Perl; some minor creasing and marking; pencil marks to upper wrapper; short tear to lower wrapper; staples rusting; text tanned, with one leaf much creased, but overall still a very good copy of a rare and fragile item. Not recorded on the Holland & Williams Hamilton checklist – and no copy traced in any major library worldwide.

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"DEEGAN, Jon J." – [SHARP, Robert George, 1902-1967] : CORRIDORS OF TIME.

London : Panther Books – Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1953]. First edition : the paperback issue. The first in the Corridors of Time trilogy – Dysart and Magda know they must plunge into Time itself in pursuit of the avenging Kazan – four times the time-warp hurtles them to unknown dimensions. Panther Book 85.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers -a design by John Richards; worn at foot; wrappers slightly creased and a little frayed; a sound and serviceable copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and Liverpool) traced in the major UK libraries.

£20

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"DEEGAN, Jon J." – [SHARP, Robert George, 1902-1967] : BEYOND THE FOURTH DOOR.

London : Panther Books – Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1954]. First edition : the paperback issue. The second in the Corridors of Time trilogy – Magda and Dysart in pursuit of the thief of the symbolic jewel – a tenuous trail of radioactivity through time to follow. Panther Book 96.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers -a design by John Richards; some light wear at tips; short split at head; corner crease to lower wrappers; mild spotting and browning, but a good sound and serviceable copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and Liverpool) traced in the major UK libraries.

£25

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"DEEGAN, Jon J." – [SHARP, Robert George, 1902-1967] : EXILES IN TIME.

London : Panther Books – Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1954]. First edition : the paperback issue. Illegal excavations below the portals of time. The final volume in the Corridors of Time series – Panther Book 117.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers – a design by John Richards. A poor copy – worn at extremities; spine splitting; some creasing; text shaken. Just two copies (Bodleian and Liverpool) traced in the major UK libraries.

£15

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MORROW, Ann : MOONLIGHT IN VENICE.

MORROW, Ann : MOONLIGHT IN VENICE.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1949]. First edition. Ann gives the gondolier a charming smile, pats her auburn hair, and almost falls out of the gondola.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [32]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by “Brab” – Oliver Gilmore Brabbins (1912-1973); wrappers lightly rubbed and slightly creased; staples rusted, but otherwise a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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"WATTSON, Jean" : DANGEROUS BACHELOR.

London : Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), [1949]. First edition. Sheena begins to think she has married beneath her – and the acute post-war housing shortage is not helping. Jean Wattson is thought perhaps to be a pseudonym of the author John F. Watt. Although not announced on cover or title-page, the last seventeen pages contain a separate story – "Flame of Desire" by Janice Talbot.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [32]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Brab; slight marking and small scuff to lower wrapper; staples rusted, but otherwise very good. Only the British Library copy found on COPAC.

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