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“BARRY, Ray” – [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : DEATH DIMENSION.

“BARRY, Ray” – [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : DEATH DIMENSION.

London : Curtis Warren, [1952]. First edition. Robert Varden almost dies when his plane hits an electrical storm. When he awakes in hospital he has an invisible double. “An extraordinary and chilling fantasy” (Harbottle & Holland A244).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Ray Theobald; spine worn and chipped at head and tail; wrappers a little rubbed and creased; price sticker on upper wrapper; some internal spotting and tanning, but a serviceable copy. Just a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£25

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BOWMAN, G.M. (Stanley Gerald Moore), 1901-1967 :  [COVER TITLE] FREDDIE AND THE FLAPPERS.

BOWMAN, G.M. (Stanley Gerald Moore), 1901-1967 : [COVER TITLE] FREDDIE AND THE FLAPPERS.

Dublin : Mellifont Press, [ca.1935]. First edition. Freddie Foulkes is a film-star, with a pleasant bachelor flat in the West End, a valet, and a smart little car – but he’s uncommonly shy with young women and it’s hampering his career. His producer, Elmer K. Stentor, discovers the golden-haired Joan Charter – “what she doesn’t know about flirting isn’t worth knowing”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; chipped at foot; further chips to wrappers, one substantial; a few slight creases, but a reasonable copy of a scarce book. Pencilled ownership inscription on first leaf. No copy located in any major library worldwide – which is also the case with at least two further “Freddie” titles from Gerald Bowman.

£25

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BURLEIGH, Hilary : MURDER AT MAISON MANCHE.

BURLEIGH, Hilary : MURDER AT MAISON MANCHE.

London : Mellifont Press, [1958]. Second edition. Murder and mannequins in a grand Paris fashion house. First published by Hurst & Blackett in 1948.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and somewhat creased, but a good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£10

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CLEVELY, Hugh (Hugh Desmond) 1897-1964 : [COVER TITLE] THE GANG SMASHER AGAIN.

CLEVELY, Hugh (Hugh Desmond) 1897-1964 : [COVER TITLE] THE GANG SMASHER AGAIN.

London & Dublin : Mellifont Press, [1954]. Second edition. “Tortoni and the blind hunchback sat waiting ...” – waiting for revenge on John Martinson, the gang-smasher. Meanwhile prominent men are being murdred by old lags who then commit suicide. First published in 1938.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn and creased; a few minor marks and small flaws, but a good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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DUPRÈS, Henri – [FAWCETT, Frank Dubrez, 1891-1968] : PASSIONATE MOTH.

DUPRÈS, Henri – [FAWCETT, Frank Dubrez, 1891-1968] : PASSIONATE MOTH.

Leicester : Beacon Publications, [1954?] First edition. About to be married to Sylvie, Rodney Cotton can’t stop thinking about the elfin chin and untamed hair of schoolgirl Ruthie in her absurdly short gym frock. A tense study of a disintegrating personality.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). [ii],5-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; spine and edges somewhat smoke-blackened; one corner slightly chewed; text ill-printed with virtually no margin in places; staple rusted, but overall a good copy.

£30

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EDWARDES, Blair : THE IMPATIENT MISS BLACKET.

EDWARDES, Blair : THE IMPATIENT MISS BLACKET.

London : James Macmillan, [1948]. First edition. A tale of murder and counterfeit at an English country house, which works well enough as a comedy of manners between tough crime reporter Mike Manstone, Inspector Clarke of the Yard (“Hack” and “Sleuth” to each other), and Manstone’s long-suffering girlfriend Jane. As a murder mystery it ranks nowhere. The cover artist was evidently not paid well enough to read the book (or perhaps paid more to ignore it) – the woman with the gun should be wearing a “concealing hood” and “a great shapeless garment” at the time.
Post 8vo (20cm). 96pp. Original stapled stiff card wrappers; acid-free tape repair and strengthening to spine beneath the dust-jacket; staples rusted and discoloured; a few spots, but a good copy in the attached dust-jacket – busty brunette, smoking gun, etc. – the jacket a little rubbed, worn, and discoloured by staples on lower wrapper. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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“GILMOUR, R.” : THE KUKRI KILLER.

“GILMOUR, R.” : THE KUKRI KILLER.

London : Mellifont Press, [1957]. Second edition. “The papyrus taken from the tomb of Ra-Men, Prophet of Osiris, and said to be some original chapters from the Book of the Dead” has been stolen. First published in 1945.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and slightly creased; small faint stain at upper corner, but a good copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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HOWARD-BURLEIGH, Florence S. (Florence Susannah), 1888-1967? : LOVE DECIDES.

HOWARD-BURLEIGH, Florence S. (Florence Susannah), 1888-1967? : LOVE DECIDES.

London : Fiction House, [1954]. Second edition. Amateur theatricals in Cranley – Claude and Heather need to talk. Originally published in 1938.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn, chipped and creased; title-page with short tear; text lightly tanned, but a good copy.

£15

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“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : AUCTIONED.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : AUCTIONED.

London : New Fiction Press, [1952]. First edition. “Beneath the sharp moon the desert becomes a silvery, frozen sea, unlimited, unbounded and silently beautiful. Great gleaming stars spangle the blue velvet of the heavens, blazing with a brilliance, wondrous and amazing to those who never before have seen the Southern Cross”. The first and I suspect the scarcest of Janson’s desert trilogy.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – unsigned but generally attributed to Reginald Heade; half-title neatly excised; slight chip at foot; some minor wear and creasing; prelims and edges a little spotted; staples slightly rusted, but a better than average copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : SILKEN MENACE.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : SILKEN MENACE.

London : Top Fiction, [1953]. First edition : the variant without the Anne Shelton advertisements on the inner wrappers. The first novel of the never-completed final “Continental” series – a change of scene brings Janson to Amsterdam and an entanglement both with the lovely Helga and a gang of Iron Curtain smugglers. The lower wrapper reproduces the cover of the planned but never published “Perfumed Nemesis”. Later republished under the Alexander Moring imprint as “Silken Snare” in 1959.
Foolscap 8vo (19cm). 143,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a Reginald Heade design of rapturous blonde in clinging blue; some very minor wear and some mild tanning; staples rusted, but overall still a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide. Williams & Holland 49.

£125

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“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : VENGEANCE.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : VENGEANCE.

London : New Fiction Press, [1953]. First edition. Hank Janson of the Chicago Chronicle and the case of a good man turned sour by a false conviction. The book became the subject of nineteen destruction orders from local magistrates and was one of the books featured in the January 1954 Old Bailey obscenity trial – as a result of which both the publisher and distributor were sentenced to prison. This gave rise to a question in the House of Commions as to how many copies had been bought for distribution to the armed services – and the slightly evasive response that a small quantity had been purchased by the NAAFI.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 142,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a sultry blonde in clinging lilac by the incomparable Reginald Heade; lightly worn; small chip and slight split to spine; lower wrapper a little soiled; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library – no longer held in the secret ‘Suppressed Safe’ but still with a ‘Private Case’ shelfmark) located in major libraries worldwide. Williams & Holland 45.

£85

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JOPE-SLADE, Christine (Christiana Vernon), 1891-1942 : LOVE GROWS EVERYWHERE.

JOPE-SLADE, Christine (Christiana Vernon), 1891-1942 : LOVE GROWS EVERYWHERE.

London : Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., (1943). First paperback edition. Alison has to find work in the sports department of a large store after her father dies penniless. Love, intrigue, Coraline the mannequin, and fate in the Swiss Alps. Originally published in 1938.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 192pp. Original pictorial wrappers; lightly worn and creased; lower wrapper a little fingered; edges spotted, but a good and sound copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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KANER, H. (Hyman), 1896-1973 : AN ALIBI TOO MUCH.

KANER, H. (Hyman), 1896-1973 : AN ALIBI TOO MUCH.

Llandudno : Kaner Publishing Co., [1946]. First edition. “I am quite certain,” the beautiful lady said, “that my husband did not commit suicide, no matter what the police say” – a case for the saturnine Meredith Jordan.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design probably by H. W. Perl; parts of spine and rear wrapper smoke-blackened; staples a little rusted, but otherwise a good copy. Just three copies (Bodleian, British Library, and National Library of Wales) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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KING, T, Stanleyan : [COVER TITLE] THE ROSY DEATH.

KING, T, Stanleyan : [COVER TITLE] THE ROSY DEATH.

Dublin : Mellifont Press, [ca.1935]. First edition. “The Duke of Bodmin, multi-millionaire, sportsman, statesman, in immaculate evening dress, covered by a light overcoat, strolled down Park Lane, along Piccadilly, across St. James’s Street, acknowledging many salutations, for he was one of the handsomest and most popular men in England”. Only those familiar with the news that is not in the newspapers – those who make the news instead of reading it – know that he has just returned from Moscow on a secret and unofficial government mission. A Scarsdale Waring detective thriller.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and slightly chipped and creased; small tape repair to upper wrapper; lower wrapper spotted; text lightly tanned, but a good copy of a scarce and fragile item. No copy located in any major library worldwide. Not listed by Hubin.

£40

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LAWRENCE, Dorothy I. : SOLD IN ERROR.

LAWRENCE, Dorothy I. : SOLD IN ERROR.

London : Fiction House, [1947]. First edition. A box of matches bought on the Tottenham Court Road contains an inexplicable and mysterious slip of paper – an address in Lambeth leads to a packet of heroin. Writer Ken Shotter and girlfriend Molly Payne investigate. Piccadilly Novels No. 248.
Foolscap 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a couple of very slight creases; a sprinkling of faint spots; text slightly tanned, but still an extremely good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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LE QUEUX, William (William Tufnell), 1864-1927 : MYSTERIES OF A GREAT CITY.

LE QUEUX, William (William Tufnell), 1864-1927 : MYSTERIES OF A GREAT CITY.

London : Mellifont Press, [1934]. Second edition. Five Parisian mysteries – The Affair of the Blue Scarabs; The Clue of the Newspaper Paragraph; The Secret of the Gieboff Emerald; The Affair of the Avenue Malakoff, and The Holes in the Wall. Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1920.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a lurid design by H. W. Perl; chipped at foot; large chip to upper wrapper and some scuffing to lower; some creasing and tanning, but a serviceable copy. Just a single copy (British Library) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : WAS SHE POISON?

“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : WAS SHE POISON?

London : Scion, (1953). First edition. Duke is swimming with a blonde and a redhead in the Gulf – and then their friend (the brunette) gets shot. Duke Linton was a Scion house-name, but American copyright records give the authors of the present title as Victor John Hanson and Herbert Victor Lowe – the first presumably Victor Joseph Hanson.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and a little creased and bruised; tiny nicks and chips; text lightly tanned; faint stamp of a Vancouver bookseller on title-page, with an American copyright stamp on verso; American price over-sticker on upper cover, but overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£85

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LYTTON, Jane : [COVER TITLE] LONESOME LOVER.

LYTTON, Jane : [COVER TITLE] LONESOME LOVER.

London : Streamline Publications [ca.1958]. Second edition. Country market gardener Bob Hexham is building his own house for the woman he loves – but she could become a famous singer. First published by Wright & Brown in 1955.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 64pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; split at head; vertical crease; a few nicks and creases, but a reasonable copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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MILLS, Arthur (Arthur Frederick Hobart), 1887-1955 : PARIS AGENT.

MILLS, Arthur (Arthur Frederick Hobart), 1887-1955 : PARIS AGENT.

Redhill : Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., (1947). First paperback edition. Never married Bay Stratton has a slightly mysterious role at the embassy in Paris – Miss Sims the mannequin tells him that “An ordinary, modern girl, who knew how to take care of herself, would make you nervous”. She’s right. Originally published by Collins in 1935.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 190,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Reginald Mills; some very minor chipping, creasing and marking, but a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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MOWBRAY, Julia : A WOMAN AT BAY.

MOWBRAY, Julia : A WOMAN AT BAY.

London : Phoenix Press, [ca.1945]. Second edition. Mona travels up to Scotland to find out what’s happened to her lover – and finds him marrying another woman. He doesn’t get to go on honeymoon. Originally published by Andrew Melrose in 1937 and here put out in a fresh edition by Phoenix from their post-1941 Deacon Street address.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn, creased and soiled; some light staining and discolouration to leaves at rear; piece torn from one leaf and pinned back into place; a reasonable copy of a scarce book. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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“NARRAN, Bree” – translator : CRISP STORIES (VOLUME 3).

“NARRAN, Bree” – translator : CRISP STORIES (VOLUME 3).

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1950]. A fresh edition of a Camden Publishing favourite first published at least twenty-five years earlier. Twenty-two “of the most entertaining and amusing short stories, from the work of famous French authors, translated into excellent English”. Includes “A Domestic Episode”, “A Lady’s Trick”, “Yellow Stockings”, “Innocence”, etc. It is not clear whether in this instance the translator “Bree Narran” was the Australian author-publisher William Nicholas Willis (1858-1922), or his son and successor of the same name (1898-1960).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; wrappers a little marked, nicked, chipped and creased; lower wrapper a little discoloured; a few internal marks and spots, but a good copy. Just a single copy (National Library of Scotland) of this post-war edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£30

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“REEVE, Christopher” – [WEBB, Dorothy Anna Maria, 1875-1957] : THE GINGER CAT.

“REEVE, Christopher” – [WEBB, Dorothy Anna Maria, 1875-1957] : THE GINGER CAT.

London : Mellifont Press, [1955]. First paperback edition. The mystery of a savage jewel theft and murder in Paris unravels in the quiet of the cathedral close in Carchester – home of the “Ginger Cat” – the lissom redhead Judith Trevenna – one of the red Trevennas. Originally published by Collins in 1929.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial wrappers – a design by Skelton; a little rubbed, creased and worn; text lightly tanned, with a few slight creases, but a good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) of this edition located in major libraries worldwide.

£15

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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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STANLEY, George : MEN OF THE MIST.

STANLEY, George : MEN OF THE MIST.

London : Martin & Reid, [1946]. First edition. Gangsters with identical frozen faces who bring their own mist with them appear in London to the consternation of Special Branch.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 62 [i.e. 60]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little fingered and slightly creased, but a good copy of a fragile item. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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“STATTEN, Vargo” – [FEARN, John Russell, 1908-1960] : PETRIFIED PLANET.

“STATTEN, Vargo” – [FEARN, John Russell, 1908-1960] : PETRIFIED PLANET.

London : Scion, (1951). First edition. Married couple return from a maiden voyage to Venus to find the Earth stopped in time – “A well-written and fascinating exploration of the ‘frozen time’ theme, usually confined to short stories” (Harbottle & Holland).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Ron Turner; minuscule chipping to spine; a few trifling signs of age and use, but a very good copy. Aside from a microform at the Bodleian, no copy located in any major UK library.

£30

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“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George H.] : UNLUCKY VIRGIN.

“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George H.] : UNLUCKY VIRGIN.

Stoke-on-Trent : Archer Press, (1949). First edition. Mary Glyn doesn’t want to live in Wyoming, so John goes ranching alone – she is determined to wait on his return – then her flightly pal Ann turns up.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Thorp; some light damp-staining to wrappers; staples badly rusted, but a reasonable copy of an extremely rare title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£75

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“VERNER, Gerald” – [PRINGLE, John Robert Stuart, 1897-1980] : THE CLUE OF THE GREEN CANDLE.

“VERNER, Gerald” – [PRINGLE, John Robert Stuart, 1897-1980] : THE CLUE OF THE GREEN CANDLE.

London : Mellifont Press, [1957]. Third edition. Successful crime writer needs 40,000 words by Saturday morning and it’s already Wednesday – and his feckless brother desperately needs £2,000. Originally published by Wright & Brown in 1938, with an earlier Mellifont edition in 1944.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some light wear and marking; text a little tanned, but a good copy. Ownership inscription on upper wrapper. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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VERRON, Robert : THE CURSE OF CRAIG’S END.

VERRON, Robert : THE CURSE OF CRAIG’S END.

London : Streamline Publications, [ca.1955]. Second edition : a variant with a cover price of 1/- and an advertisement for eleven romance stories on the lower wrapper. “Through the curse of a tortured slave, a terrible fate threatened every male Craig”, but there is nothing supernatural about the bullet which killed Roger Craig. Inspector Brummel has been looking for a clue for years. First published by Wright & Brown in 1953.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; very slightly frayed; staples rusteda little worn and creased; a few minor marks and small flaws, but otherwise a very good copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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VERRON, Robert : THE CURSE OF CRAIG’S END.

VERRON, Robert : THE CURSE OF CRAIG’S END.

London : Streamline Publications, [ca.1955]. Second edition : a variant with a cover price of 9d and an advertisement for Apal on the lower wrapper. “Through the curse of a tortured slave, a terrible fate threatened every male Craig”, but there is nothing supernatural about the bullet which killed Roger Craig. Inspector Brummel has been looking for a clue for years. First published by Wright & Brown in 1953.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little chipped, creased and frayed; staples rusted; some internal spotting, but a serviceable copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£15

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“VOGEL, Hans” –  [AMBLER, Dail, 1919-1974 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : JITTERY DAME.

“VOGEL, Hans” – [AMBLER, Dail, 1919-1974 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : JITTERY DAME.

London : Scion, (1953). First edition. Chicago gangland boss has a stunning new girlfriend – but his colleagues haven’t been told. Although earlier “Hans Vogel” titles had mainly been written for the Glasgow publisher John Watson by Norman Lazenby, after Watson sold the rights in the name to Scion in 1952 authorship becomes less clear. In this instance, a contemporary American copyright registration attributes the work to Dail Ambler and Herbert Victor Lowes (i.e. Lowe) – Dail Ambler was the regular pseudonym of Betty Williams, also known by her married name of Betty Uelmen, who under her “Dail Ambler” and “Danny Spade” personas, became one of the most successful of all of the British pulp-writers.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – brunette, gun, bed – a design by Roger Davis; lightly worn and a little creased; short nick to upper wrapper; a few faint marks and spots; text lightly tanned; faint stamp of a Vancouver bookseller on title-page, with American copyright stamp on verso; American price over-sticker on upper cover partially removed, but overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Just three copies (Bodleian, National Library of Scotland and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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WENTWORTH-JAMES, Gertie de S. (Gertrude de Soilleux), 1874-1933 : [COVER TITLE] THE GIRL DOWNSTAIRS.

WENTWORTH-JAMES, Gertie de S. (Gertrude de Soilleux), 1874-1933 : [COVER TITLE] THE GIRL DOWNSTAIRS.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton – distributors, [ca.1940]. Second edition. The educated, comely and resolute Rosabel Sayer becomes a most superior parlourmaid to a dysfunctional family in Hambledon – a thinly veiled Wimbledon. Originally published by the Federation Press in 1926.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Douglas La Coste Constable (1881-1930); a little worn, nicked, chipped and creased; text a little tanned; staples rusting, but a serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy of this edition (and only one copy of the earlier edition) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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“ZORÉ, Hyman” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : COVER THAT CORPSE.

“ZORÉ, Hyman” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : COVER THAT CORPSE.

London : Scion, (1952). First edition. “The dame must’ve have let herself in with a key she’d swiped from the receptionist downstairs. I could have told her to get the hell out of it, but I didn’t” – action, suspense, dames, liquor and more. Scion took over the “Hyman Zoré” name from Muir-Watson of Glasgow in 1952 and it was subsequently used by a number of Scion regulars. American copyright records give the authors of the present title as Victor John Hansen and Herbert Victor Lowe – the first presumably Victor Joseph Hanson.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – red-headed corpse just about covered; some light wear; upper wrapper a little creased and scuffed; staples heavily rusted, with discolouration and some damage; text lightly tanned, but a good copy of a difficult title. American 1953 copyright stamp on verso of title. Just two copies (Bodleian and Trinity College Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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