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ANTHONY, John : JUST OUTSIDE EUSTON : ROMANTIC NOVEL.

ANTHONY, John : JUST OUTSIDE EUSTON : ROMANTIC NOVEL.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton - distributors, [1947]. First edition. A dentist takes a room at the quiet Rossmore Private Hotel near Euston Station - and meets the lovely Mary Sebright.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; tiny nick at foot; staples rusted, but overall a a very good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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"CLAYFORD, James"- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : RESPECTABLE HARLOT.

Manchester : World Distributors (Manchester), [ca.1950]. First British edition. "On her wedding night, she made a strange confession". Originally published as "Unfaithful?" in 1934, as by Peggy Gaddis, and subsequently reprinted in its present guise by Quarter Books of New York in 1949.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers, retaining the design of the Quarter Books edition; lightly rubbed; a few faint marks and spots, but a very good copy. No copy traced in any major UK library.

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"LUIGI, Belli" - [BLEECK, Gordon Clive, 1907-1971] : MASTER-MIND MENACE.

Manchester : Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First British edition. Mind-borrowing criminality from an Australian (Sydney) writer, originally a railway signalman, who at his peak was turning out a short novel every fortnight under at least nineteen different pseudonyms. His diaries and records are held by the National Library of Australia. Also published in Australia in August 1950.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; light wear and short split at foot; bruising, creasing and short tear to lower wrapper and final few leaves, but a good and clean copy. Only a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£40

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"MANNHEIM, Karl" : WHEN THE EARTH DIED.

Manchester : World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First edition. Global war destroys the earth and sixteen human survivors escape to Venus. I take it that this is not the work of the eminent sociologist Karl Mannheim (1883-1947). In the World Fantasy Classic series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; wrappers split and lightly creased; edges spotted, but a reasonable copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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"MANNHEIM, Karl" : VAMPIRES OF VENUS.

Manchester : World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First edition. The sequel to "When the Earth Died" - Plato and Helen, last survivors of Earth, travel accross the Flamless Fire. In the World Fantasy Classic series. We take it that this is not the work of the eminent sociologist Karle Mannheim (1883-1947).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; some light wear and some splitting; a few minor marks, but a good copy. Just two copies (British Library and Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£30

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“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1949]. First edition. “Old man Rutledge, as Tony Lantz called him, had been a whiz of a detective in his day, and had built himself a regular medieval castle up here in the Catskills when he went into retirement” ... the floodlights are still on come the morning. One of three murder mysteries written by the Memphis writer under this pseudonym – none apparently published in the United States.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor rubbing and slight creasing; a few minor marks; staples a little rusted, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies (British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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"VINCENT, Slim" : FLOOSIE ON THE RUN.

Manchester : World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First edition. Guns, Gangs & Gals. "It wasn't the kind of dump where you could call it perspiration with any degree of accuracy. Just sweat".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear to tips; light creasing to edges; a few faint spots, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located on COPAC.

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"WARING, Molly" - [LINDSAY, Kathleen, 1903-1973] : LOVE - AND FORGET.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1952]. [Second edition]. Molly Waring was one of Lindsay's multiple pseudonyms, which also included Mary Faulkner, Masry Richmond and Betty Manvers. She was at one time recognised as the most prolific novelist in history, with over 900 known titles. Originally published in hardback by Wright & Brown in 1943.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor wear a tips; light creasing to wrappers; text lightly tanned; a few minor marks and creases, but overall a better than average copy. Only a single copy of this edition (Trinity College, Dublin) located in the major UK libraries.

£20

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