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“CAPELLI, Ace” : THE FIX.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : THE FIX.

London : Kaye Publications, [ca.1950]. First edition. “Heading San Francisco’s racket bosses was Jamie Riggs – Jamie and Pal Joey, the kid he had trained to think his way, and the guy he trusted with his shirt. These were the two closest pals in the game – until the night of the big fight when it didn't suit Jamie any longer”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – brunette spills from limo in a design by John Pollack (1918-1985); slight wear and nick at head; some wear and splitting at foot; scuff and tear tape-repaired on upper wrapper; staples rusting; some edge-spotting, but a reasonable copy. Only the Bodleian copy located in the major UK libraries.

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“GRECCO, Johnny” – [PARDOE, Geoffrey (Richard Geoffrey), 1890-1953] : DON'T CROSS ME, HONEY.

London : Kaye Publications, [ca.1952]. First edition. “You could tell from the look in Dawson Blane’s eyes that he knew he was going to die”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; mild wear and tiny nicks at tips; some faint rubbing; just a hint of rust to staples; some spotting, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : ECSTASY.

“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : ECSTASY.

London : Kaye Publications, [1952]. First edition. “She, Kay Martin, wealthy young society hostess whose mad escapades had filled the gossip columns of the glossy society magazines, was broke! It was there in black and white, although old Podgers had put it as kindly as possible ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor wear and slight creasing; a few light marks and spots; small date-stamp on half-title, but overall a very good copy. Just three copies (Bodleian, British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : PARIS HONEYMOON.

“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : PARIS HONEYMOON.

London : Kaye Publications, [1954]. First edition. The beautiful Renate dreams of escape from her tawdry life on a tropical island. Lorenzo, a handsome visitor, offers her an opportunity.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; somewhat worn, chipped, and creased; a few internal marks, chips and spots, but a serviceable copy of an uncommon title. Just two copies (British Library, and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide. The present example has been furnished with a neatly made and lettered home-produced modesty jacket.

£25

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“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : THE PASSIONATE PRUDE.

“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : THE PASSIONATE PRUDE.

London : Kaye Publications, [1953]. First edition. Edie the dancer, desperate to escape her East End background, prefers to be known as Stella.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear and lightly splitting at tips; crease to lower wrapper; very mild tanning of text, but otherwise a very good copy.

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“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : PASSION’S MISTRESS.

“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : PASSION’S MISTRESS.

London : Kaye Publications, [1953]. First edition. “Gaspard Luclaire was in the mood for love. His whole being ached for romance – but not the sordid kind ...”. He finds Nicolette at a village fete in North Africa.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn, slightly chipped and somewhat creased, with a few short nicks; some spotting of edges, but a good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription. Just three copies (Bodleian, British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : SURRENDER.

“LATOUR, André” – [SOWMAN, Gordon William, 1918-1982] : SURRENDER.

London : Kaye Publications, [1954]. First edition. “I could have married anyone, and yet I had to marry him”. Later in the year of publication, the publishers Bernard and Alfred Kaye were imprisoned on obscenity charges – another of the “André Latour” titles featuring in the trial.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; light wear at extremities; staples rusting; uneven tanning of text; a few slight marks and spots, but otherwise a very good copy.

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