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

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

London : Verlock Press, [ca.1962]. A new edition of a popular Paul Rénin which had already been issued by the Federation Press, Gerald G. Swan, and Raymond and Lilian Locker in their Phoenix and Archer manifestations – here reissued by the Lockers in their Verlock Trident Books series.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial wrappers; lightly rubbed; a few faint marks; text very lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

£20

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

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

London : Phoenix Press, [ca.1940]. [Second edition]. Handsome libertine and remittance man John Galway falls for a South Seas beauty. Originally published by Gramol in about 1930 and here published by Phoenix from their pre-1942 Elephant Road address.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [96]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by H. W. Perl; a little worn, soiled, nicked, chipped and creased; a few internal marks and spots, but a good and serviceable copy. No copy of any edition located on WorldCat.

£40

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : EAST AND WEST.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : EAST AND WEST.

Hanley : R. & L. Locker, (1947). [Third edition]. The elite of European society are dancing at Government House in Bombay – the Governor dances with a world-famed beauty. Originally published by Gerald G. Swan some years earlier.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a multicultural misunderstanding; lightly rubbed and a little tanned, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition located on WorldCat.

£25

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : A FORTNIGHT’S FOLLY.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : A FORTNIGHT’S FOLLY.

London : Harborough Publishing, [ca.1950]. A married man holidays alone at the expensively luxurious Moorland Hotel on Dartmoor. Originally published by Fiction Features in or about 1929, with various subsequent editions.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a lady surprised by Reginald Heade. Small chip at foot; lower wrapper nicked and creased; a handful of spots, but otherwise a very good copy. American price overstamped on upper wrapper and "Printed in England" stamp on half-title. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library.

£40

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE GIRL WITHOUT A SOUL.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE GIRL WITHOUT A SOUL.

[Leicester] : Beacon Publishing Co., [ca.1948]. First edition. Renin with “the most modern of seductive vampires, who brings mingled glamour, tawdry splendour, and shameful disillusion wherever she goes”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; wrappers creased, with some splits and short tears; staples rusted, but a reasonable copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : GOOD TIME GIRLS.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : GOOD TIME GIRLS.

Stoke-on-Trent : R. & L. Locker, (1947). Second edition. “Out of the shadows and grime of a provincial town comes a beautiful girl – a Woman of Shame”. Originally published by Swan in 1940, but here with sparkling artwork by Reginald Heade.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 126,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers by Heade; chipped at head and tail; wrappers nicked and creased; text a little marked and tanned, but a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : MEN WOMEN LOVE.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : MEN WOMEN LOVE.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., [1949]. [Third edition]. "John Mannering latest idol of the London stage, stood alone before the sweeping scarlet curtains and smiled upon the wildly applauding multitude". Originally published by Fiction Features some twenty years earlier.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (3)-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a stylish design from Reginald Heade; some light wear; a minor crease; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. American price overstamped on upper wrapper and "Printed in England" stamp on title-page. Only a single copy of this edition (Trinity College, Dublin) located on COPAC.

£40

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

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

London : Archer Press, [1952]. [Fourth edition]. Rich American woman starts to fascinate a rising young barrister – his wife is aghast. Originally published in 1928.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned design by David Wright (1912-1967); a few nicks; some creasing; faint bookshop stamp to upper wrapper; a few spots, but still a better than average copy.

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : MY LIFE WITH DIANA.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : MY LIFE WITH DIANA.

[Leicester] : Beacon Publishing Co., [ca.1949]. First edition. “Diana Wilton looked extremely attractive that afternoon sitting on the lounge in the smart sitting-room of her Chelsea flat and smiling across at me through the drifting smoke of her cigarette”. According to his publishers, Paul Renin “knows women better than they know themselves” – suspicious wife, glamorous widow, famous actress, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear to spine; some internal creasing; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. Exchange stamp of the “Modern Book Stall’s” [sic] of Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville Market, on upper wrapper and final leaf. No copy traced in any major library worldwide.

£40

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

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

London : Harborough Publishing, [ca.1950]. Originally published by Fiction Features in 1929, with subsequent editions from Gerald G. Swan, and the Archer Press. Journalist meets a slim, immaculate and handsome man at Paddington Station.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Reginald Heade; a hint of rubbing, mild tanning of text, but a very good copy indeed. American price overstamped on upper wrapper, and "Printed in England" stamp on half-title. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library.

£40

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

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

Hanley : R. & L. Locker, (1946). First edition. “The cave man secured his woman by knocking her down with a club and carting her off to his subterranean lair. David Thurston knocked her down in Fleet Street with an eight-cylinder sports car, and got her that way. Which amounted to much the same thing – except that comedy ended there, and drama began”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in pyjamas, man more formally dressed – a design by Philip Simmonds; some wear to spine; minor creasing; a touch dusty, but overall a very good copy. Only a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE SEVENTH NIGHT.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE SEVENTH NIGHT.

London : Federation Press, (1927). First edition. A great white yacht beneath a tropical moon – young Madeline is shocked by her beast of her husband, Lord Farlingham.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 158,[ii]pp. Original pictorial wrappers in a design by George Peace Micklewright (1893-1951); a wreck of a copy – upper wrapper damaged and detached; spine crudely repaired with brown paper; lower wrapper chipped and dampstained; text tanned and brittle, with tears to several preliminary leaves; edges spotted. A copy without merit save that of being unrecorded – an edition unknown to Holland & Williams in their 1990 Renin checklist and untraced on WorldCat.

£25

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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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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE SIN CALLED LOVE.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE SIN CALLED LOVE.

Hanley : R. & L. Locker, (1947). [Second edition]. Two darlings of society – brilliant young surgeon and only daughter of a dying millionaire – are to be married on the morrow. Originally published by Gerald G. Swan some years earlier.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 95,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in undress, man in the mirror; light wear at tips; some creasing and a few nicks to wrappers; staples rusted, causing some discolouration which someone has attempted to mask with Tippex; some partially erased pencil scribble to title-page; some spotting to edges, but overall a good copy. No copy of any edition traced in the major British libraries.

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

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

London : Phoenix Press, [ca.1950]. First edition. “The girl in the thin kimono panted the words of fury and defiance as she tore her lips away from the man in whose arms she lay writhing ...”. Published from Phoenix’s post-1949 Kennington Lane address.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some minor wear and faint creasing; text lightly tanned; American price over-printed on upper wrapper, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE STREET OF MANY SHADOWS.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE STREET OF MANY SHADOWS.

London : Federation Press, [1924]. First edition : with a copyright date of 1924 and issued from the publishers’ pre-1925 Fetter Lane address. “A story of love that came too late to a woman of sin” – a tale also commencing with two contrasting impoverished writers on Fleet Street. With a 3pp authorial preface quoting from Omar Khayyam omitted in later editions.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 152,[viii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor wear; lower wrapper a little dusty; text a little tanned; a touch of rust to staples, but overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. No copy of this edition and only a single copy (British Library) of any later edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£100

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE STREET OF MANY SHADOWS.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE STREET OF MANY SHADOWS.

London : Phoenix Press, [ca.1946]. [Third edition] : issued from Phoenix’s post 1941 Deacon Street address. “A story of love that came too late to a woman of sin” – a tale also commencing with two contrasting impoverished writers on Fleet Street.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [96]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by H. W. Perl; some light wear and mild creasing; some mild spotting, but overall a very good copy. No copy of any edition located in any major UK library.

£25

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

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

Stoke-on-Trent : R. & L. Locker, [1949]. [Second edition]. The Reverend Silas Hoskin gives the Sunday sermon to his restive Cornish parishioners. Although the related Harborough imprint is given on the spine, only the Locker imprint appears within the book.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (3)-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a sultry redhead from Reginald Heade; just a hint of wear, but a very good copy indeed. American price overstamped on upper wrapper, "Printed in England" stamp on title-page, and copyright label on verso. No copy of this edition located in any major UK library.

£40

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : WHEN A WOMAN LOVES.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : WHEN A WOMAN LOVES.

Hanley : R. & L. Locker, (1948). First edition. A group of young Americans look for excitement in London.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 95,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – man and woman engage at the bar – a design by Philip Simmonds; light wear at tips; wrappers very faintly spotted; staples lightly rusted, but a very good copy.

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

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

[Leicester] : Beacon Publishing Co., [1950]. First edition. "The story of a young woman whose lover went into the army ... and what she forgave before normal life went on again".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Dixon; light wear and tiny splits at tips; some occasional internal spotting and tanning, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) traced on COPAC.

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“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE WOMAN IN THE CASE.

“RÉNIN, Paul” – [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : THE WOMAN IN THE CASE.

London : Phoenix Press, [ca.1950]. [Second edition]. Young Mayfair socialite left penniless. Reported to have originally been published by Modern Fiction in 1948, although no copy of this edition has been traced. Published from Phoenix’s post-1949 Kennington Lane address.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear and splitting to spine; small bruise to fore-edge; American price overprinted on upper wrapper, but a very good copy. Only a single copy (British Library) of any edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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