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“DELLA, Lew” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : LADIES SLEEP ALONE.

“DELLA, Lew” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : LADIES SLEEP ALONE.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. Rikki Virgo FBI undercover agent, Chico Lanvin cruel killer of the hell-ship mob, Gypsy the fan dancer, Goldie the hot and humid blonde, etc. Originally published in the UK at Bolton earlier in 1951.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; crease to spine; some puzzling indentations to wrappers, but otherwise a very good, crisp and bright copy. Just a single copy of this edition (Louisville) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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“FLAMMÊCHE, Pierre” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : THE SILKEN LURE.

“FLAMMÊCHE, Pierre” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : THE SILKEN LURE.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, [1951]. First American edition. Vile seducer eventually pays for the sins of his youth. Originally published by Swan in 1941, and by Locker in the UK in 1949.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Reginald Heade; a few tiny nicks to wrappers; a few faint signs of age and use, revised price sticker on upper wrapper, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“FLAMMÊCHE, Pierre” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : SPOILED LIVES.

“FLAMMÊCHE, Pierre” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : SPOILED LIVES.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1952). First American edition. Phil Langley must marry – pursued by three beauties – blonde, redhead and brunette – makes a fatal choice. Originally published as “Spoilt Lives” by Swan in 1941, and as “Spoiled Lives” by Archer in the UK in 1950.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an explanatory design by Reginald Heade; slight crease to spine; a couple of tiny nicks to wrappers, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“MORELLI, Spike” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] :   TAKE IT, AND LIKE IT.

“MORELLI, Spike” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : TAKE IT, AND LIKE IT.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. Brutal gangster Alex Raza is on the run from the law – a young girl becomes involved. First published by Archer in the UK in 1950. Spike Morelli was originally the name of a character in Forrest R. Brown’s western “Powdersmoke Trail” (1938).
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Reginald Heade; just a touch of rubbing and wear, but a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

£50

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : FLAME.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : FLAME.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. Violinist the Great Danieli is adored by women – jealousy, hate, love and revenge. Originally published in the UK by Swan in 1941 and Harborough in 1951.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unambivalent design by Reginald Heade; a couple of tiny nicks, but a very good copy indeed. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : SEX.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : SEX.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. “At sixteen she was sweet, innocent and unawakened ...”. Originally published in the UK by Swan 1942 and by Locker in 1948.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; just a hint of wear to tips; small sticker on upper cover partially obscurinmg price, but otherwise a very good, clean and fresh copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

£25

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“REVERE, Jeanette” : PLAYTHING OF PASSION.

“REVERE, Jeanette” : PLAYTHING OF PASSION.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. “If it’s only amusement you want, why don’t you get some other woman” – possessive passion of a ruthless lover. First published by Archer in the UK in 1950.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a tousled redhead in Reginald Heade’s best style; small chip to spine; tiny nick to lower wrapper, but otherwise a very good, bright and clean copy. No copy of this edition traced in any UK library.

£40

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“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : DAME IN MY BED.

“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : DAME IN MY BED.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First known edition : although the book records an earlier (UK) Archer Press copyright date of 1950, there appears to be no trace of an earlier UK edition, which is not listed in the Holland checklist. Soft-mouthed dames and hard-eyed gamblers, thrills, chills and frills – the usual Nick Cranley scenario.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a lively design by Reginald Heade; slightly worn at head and chipped at foot; wrappers slightly worn and chipped; text lightly tanned, but still a good copy. Just two copies (British Library and Indiana) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : MAKE MINE A HARLOT.

“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : MAKE MINE A HARLOT.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1952). First American edition. Private eye Nick Cranley “up to his big ears again in luscious lovelies and trigger-happy hooligans”. First published in England in 1949.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a stylish design by John Pollack; spine worn and slightly split; small chips to upper wrapper; larger chips and some mild creases to rear wrapper; text tanned, with some light creasing, but overall a good copy. Just one copy (Bowling Green State) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£30

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“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : UNLUCKY VIRGIN.

“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : UNLUCKY VIRGIN.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. Mary Glyn doesn’t want to live in Wyoming, so John goes ranching alone – she is determined to wait on his return – but then her flighty pal Ann turns up with her underworld friends. Originally published by Archer in the UK in 1949.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Thorp; a few minuscule nicks and chips; text lightly tanned, but an exceptionally good and fresh copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : LADIES OF THE RED LAMP.

“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : LADIES OF THE RED LAMP.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. “Love, luxury, and lust in Latin America” – the white slave trade exposed. Originally published by Archer in the UK in 1950.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a saucy trio of chorus girls from Reginald Heade; short split at head; light wear and some creasing; lower wrapper a little nicked and wrinkled, but overall still a good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major library worldwide.

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“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : NIGHT HAUNTS OF PARIS.

“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : NIGHT HAUNTS OF PARIS.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. “These exposures may shock you”. First published in the UK in 1926 and reissued by Archer in 1949.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned and somewhat stagey design generally attributed to Reginald Heade; tiny chip at head; a couple of tiny creases, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

£25

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“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : SINFUL SISTERS.

“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : SINFUL SISTERS.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. June and Lorna share a London flat – Lorna shameless, mercenary and sordid, her sister quite the reverse – “sinister side-streets of Soho and the garish glamour of London night clubs”. Originally published by Archer in the UK the previous year. Archer Book 52.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – Reginald Heade in top form; a touch of wear to tips; some loss of laminate to outer edges of lower wrapper, but otherwise very good. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

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“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : VICE RACKETS OF SOHO.

“VANE, Roland” – [McKEAG, Ernest Lionel, 1896-1974] : VICE RACKETS OF SOHO.

Cleveland : Kaywin Publishers, (1951). First American edition. “Get that muck scrubbed off your face and take those glad rags off. I'm not having any of my daughters roaming the streets at this time of night” – innocent young woman caught up in a “vast vortex of vice”. Originally published by Archer in the UK the previous year. Archer Book 35.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – sex, drugs and probably rock-and-roll from Reginald Heade in one of his best-known designs; slight wear at extremities; short split at head; minor creasing; some faint marking to lower wrapper, but overall still a very good copy.

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