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“CAPELLI, Ace” : BIG SHOT RACKETEER.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : BIG SHOT RACKETEER.

London : Kaye Publications, [ca.1952]. First edition. “When Lucky Nolan, ace racketeer, meets Josie Day, the blonde, angel faced babe with a body like plush and a heart like a rock ... sparks were sure fire. Josie was different from any dame Lucky had ever known and she had brains too”. Capelli was a name originally used by Stephen Daniel Frances (Hank Janson), later taken over by Geoffrey Pardoe, Norman Lazenby, and others.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some rubbing, mild creasing and slight fraying; lower wrapper a little marked; a few edge spots; staples rusted, but overall a good copy. Just a single copy (Bodleian) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : ADVENTURES OF JULIA.

CHEYNEY, Peter (Reginald Southouse), 1896-1951 : ADVENTURES OF JULIA.

Henfield : Poynings Press, (1945). A reprint of the original February 1945 edition, dated September of the same year. “Perhaps at this stage of the game you ought to know that I am thirty-five years of age. I have Titian red hair, my figure is considered to be good, and I have medals for knowing my way about. And if you want any further information you won’t get it”.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (31),[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little rubbed and lightly marked; staples rusting, but a good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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“DELMAINE, Georges Louis” : AFFAIR IN PARIS.

“DELMAINE, Georges Louis” : AFFAIR IN PARIS.

London : Edwin Self & Co., [ca.1953]. First edition. Country-bred innocent gets a job in Paris – “the fascinating world of beautiful artists’ models and dangerous demi-mondaines”. Ostensibly a translation of “Les Affaires de Paris” by “one of the most exciting and glamorous” of modern French authors – but Delmaine appears to be unknown to the Bibliothèque Nationale.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a stylish and saucy but unsigned design, probably by Len Potts; a few very minor signs of age and use, but overall a very good copy indeed – clean, bright and sound. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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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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HENRY, Jack : AFTER MIDNIGHT.

HENRY, Jack : AFTER MIDNIGHT.

London : A. A. Quin (Publishers), [ca.1952]. First edition. “In the high street of the quaint old town of Lewes, fifty miles or so from London, stands a grim and formidable building. It is one of H. M. Prisons – Lewes Jail” – an underling awaits the release of the “Prince” of the London underworld on an August morning in 1947.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear, creasing and chipping; small piece missing from lower wrapper, with slight loss of advertisement text; staples rusted; but a reasonable copy of a scarce book from the highly obscure “Quin Cover the World Publications”. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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HERBERT, Benson, 1912-1991 :  HAND OF GLORY : STRANGE ADVENTURES IN THE PENNINES.

HERBERT, Benson, 1912-1991 : HAND OF GLORY : STRANGE ADVENTURES IN THE PENNINES.

London : Lloyd Cole, [ca. 1943]. First edition. Mysterious goings-on on Cauldron Snout – the mysterious remains of Celtic monuments, rocking stones, Druid circles, Bronze Age villages, and Roman camps are joined by a more modern and invisible mystery.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (32)pp on pink paper. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a grim design by H. W. Perl; a little rubbed and slightly soiled; staples rusting, but a good copy of a scarce and ephemeral item. Just a single copy (University of California, Riverside) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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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] : GUN MOLL FOR HIRE.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : GUN MOLL FOR HIRE.

London : S. D. Frances, [ca.1950]. An early reissue of the original 1948 publication – the scarce third book of the first series, but the advertisements here extending the list of available titles to “Some Look Better – Dead” (published January 1950). A somewhat gothic early Janson, reintroducing Patricia Hale from “Lady Mind that Corpse”, with a plot involving madness, incarceration and the opium racket.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-(116)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a typical Reginald Heade design of pert and perky blonde with gloves, ribbons, heels, bracelets – and a gun; a little worn and slightly frayed; staples rusted; text a little marked and tanned, but a reasonable copy of one of the most difficult titles.

£50

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

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

London : Top Fiction, [1953]. First edition : the variant state with the coloured advertisement for “Silken Menace” on the lower wrapper. Set in post-war Bonn and later republished under the Alexander Moring imprint as “Sultry Avenger” in 1959. The second and final book in the fifth series – the last of the pre-trial Hank Jansons – the three further titles announced as being in preparation were never to appear.
Crown 8vo. 143,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a haughty Heade strawberry-blonde looking down her nose; just a hint of rubbing to tips; a couple of slight marks; staples rusted, but still a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide. Williams & Holland 50.

£75

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“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : THIS DAME DIES SOON.

“JANSON, Hank” – [FRANCES, Stephen Daniel, 1917-1989] : THIS DAME DIES SOON.

London : S. D. Frances, [1951]. First edition. The last of Janson’s second series – the plot building from a nicely observed argument with a waiter. The subject of fifty-eight local authority destruction orders (Holland p.323) – presumably the result of the eye-popping embonpoint of Reginald Heade’s cover. Later republished as “Too Soon to Die”.
Foolscap 8vo (19cm). 126,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – buxom blonde by Heade; spine rubbed and a little worn; some very minor creasing; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide. Williams & Holland 24.

£85

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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 sunned at spine; just a hint of rust to staples, 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.

£100

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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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“LAVELLE, Marc”- [WILLIS, Ernest Lister Hale (Lisle), 1919-1988] : CURVES SPELL DEATH.

“LAVELLE, Marc”- [WILLIS, Ernest Lister Hale (Lisle), 1919-1988] : CURVES SPELL DEATH.

London : Edwin Self & Co., [ca.1952]. First edition. Three hoodlums bust into the apartment of naked and beautiful newspaper-woman Venetia Maynard.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – raven-haired Venetia looks apprehensive; minor wear at tips; wrappers slightly chipped and frayed; slight discolouration to outer edges, but a reasonable copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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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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MALLET, Maud : HER SACRIFICE.

MALLET, Maud : HER SACRIFICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1951]. First edition. “The Bowmans were a genteel family, and their gentility was their undoing. They had always been genteel – all except Diana, and she was inclined to jib at the shackles of intense respectability, perhaps because she knew of the conventional immorality that was expected of her. ‘You’ve got to marry money, Di’ ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear; small chip to upper wrapper; some creasing to wrappers and text; staples rusting; some minor tanning and spotting, but a serviceable copy of an uncommon book. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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MILLER & SON LTD., L. – publishers : [COVER TITLE] NO REFUGE FROM FEAR.

MILLER & SON LTD., L. – publishers : [COVER TITLE] NO REFUGE FROM FEAR.

London : L. Miller & Son, [ca.1950]. First edition. Set in New York in wartime: vital blueprints go missing – Daisy Hamilton blames herself for being careless with the keys.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 48pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly rubbed and a little creased; staple rusting; leaves in latter part damaged and frayed at foot, without affecting text; an indifferent copy of an apparently unrecorded title – no copy located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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MORLAND, Nigel, 1905-1986 : SHANGHAI STORY.

MORLAND, Nigel, 1905-1986 : SHANGHAI STORY.

London : Martin & Reid, [ca.1946]. First edition. Morland using his experiences as a journalist in the Far East with a mystery set in the weeks before Pearl Harbour.
Demy 8vo (22cm). 16pp. Original decorative stapled wrappers; wrappers a little worn, creased and slightly chipped; text a little tanned and creased, but a reasonable copy of a scarce a fragile item. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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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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“REVILLE, Paul” : TRIBULATION.

“REVILLE, Paul” : TRIBULATION.

London : Gramol Publications, (1930). First edition. A story which opens on a simmering Shaftesbury Avenue just before theatre time – “There were, too, the usual men of a type germane to the district after dark, aimless, like grim shadows; there were, too, the usual women of a type with aims that lead to nowhere, slowly moving shadows across the screen of night”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 126,[ii]pp.Original pictorial stapled wrappers; wrappers a little worn, nicked, and creased; inked price on upper wrapper; text a little tanned, with a corner chip not affecting text; staples rusting, but a good and serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy of this original edition located in any major library worldwide – and only two copies (Bodleian and British Library) of the later 1946 edition.

£40

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“SARTO, Ben” – [FAWCETT, Frank Dubrez, 1891-1968] : HI-JACKER’S LADY.

“SARTO, Ben” – [FAWCETT, Frank Dubrez, 1891-1968] : HI-JACKER’S LADY.

London : Modern Fiction, [ca.1945]. First edition. “Corner of Gamm-street, Bowery. Dusk. December day; snow atop distant skyscrapers; awful squelcy slush underfoot; overhead railway smashing flashes of electricity from ice-hard rails. Everything around furtive, glum, anti-law, on account of the cold douche of Prohibition”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by H. W. Perl; wrappers a little worn, slightly creased and a little frayed; acid-free tape repair at head; text a little spotted, mainly to prelims and edges; a reasonable copy of a difficult title. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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“SHANE, Mark” – [NORWOOD, Victor (Victor George Charles), 1920-1983] : JAIL & FAREWELL.

“SHANE, Mark” – [NORWOOD, Victor (Victor George Charles), 1920-1983] : JAIL & FAREWELL.

London : Alexander Moring, [ca.1956]. [Second edition]. Red Miller, reformed con-man turned private eye, witnesses an old pal fall to his death in a police siege. In a secret pocket inside the dead man’s shirt is a book – “I had more than a vague idea that the book was old, very old – and maybe valuable”. Bookseller gets murdered. Some other “guys claimed to be antiquarian booksellers, but didn’t know Aristotle from a hole in the ground”. Originally published in 1953 under Reg Carter’s earlier Comyns imprint, but here under the Moring imprint he acquired on his release from prison in 1955.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 143,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; some minor wear; upper wrapper with some creasing and a repaired 4cm tear, but otherwise a very good and clean copy. No copy of this Moring edition located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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SHARP, L.G. : LILAC LADY : A ROMANCE.

SHARP, L.G. : LILAC LADY : A ROMANCE.

London : Mellifont Press, [1935]. First edition. Historical romance set at the time of the Civil War – Anthony St. Cloude aspires to the hand of the lovely Enid Derrer, the “Lilac Lady” of Essex.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by H. W. Perl; wrappers a little creased; repaired tear to lower wrapper; slight adhesion damage to final leaf, but a good copy. Gift inscription dated February 1936 on title-page. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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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 Herbert, 1916-1980] : UNLUCKY VIRGIN.

“STORME, Michael” – [DAWSON, George Herbert, 1916-1980] : 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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SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS : MARIJUANA MURDER.

SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS : MARIJUANA MURDER.

Toronto : Superior Publishers, [ca.1950]. First edition – evidently a British issue, with the advertisement leaves all relating to products issued by the Empire Mail Order Agency of London. Nine “authentic police cases – every story true” – giving a sensational and powerful anti-drug message, but evidently at least based on real murders which took place in the United States between 1938 and 1946.
Post 8vo (20cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and slightly chipped; lower wrapper and final leaves with light crease and faint stain to upper margin, but a good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£85

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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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WALTERS, Leonard : YELLOW STREAK.

WALTERS, Leonard : YELLOW STREAK.

London : Martin & Reid, [1946]. First edition. There’s a puzzle about a racing driver who never wins a race.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (31),[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled self-wrappers; staples a little rusted, but a very good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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“ZORÉ, Hyman” : MIND MY INNOCENCE.

“ZORÉ, Hyman” : MIND MY INNOCENCE.

Glasgow : Muir-Watson, [1951]. First edition. “As a matter of cockeyed fact, a lot of guys had kissed her just lately. And they hadn’t stopped at kissing!” – the “Hyman Zoré” pseudonym was first invented and used by John Watson of Muir-Watson before being taken over by Scion in 1952.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a white silhouette on red and yellow; a little marked and chipped; lower wrapper chipped and frayed; some dampstaining and softening to outer leaves; an indifferent copy of a scarce title. Just two copies (Bodleian and National Library of Scotland) located in major libraries worldwide. Stamp of the Wells Park Bookshop of Sydenham on half-title.

£30

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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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