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AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : A DOUBLE BED ON OLYMPUS.

AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : A DOUBLE BED ON OLYMPUS.

London : Grayson & Grayson, (1936). First edition. “Nor do the characters of Jove and Juno, Apollo and Daphne, Orpheus and Eurydice, thinly veil the identity of any living person ... if they misbehave themselves, that is their own fault”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 288pp. Original red cloth, lettered in black; very slightly sunned and darkened; very faint spine crease; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – worn, torn, chipped, darkened and repaired, with some loss (about 1cm – less than half an inch) at head of spine and across part of upper panel.

£40

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AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : HE FOUND HIMSELF MURDERED.

AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : HE FOUND HIMSELF MURDERED.

London : Gerald G. Swan, (1947). First edition. “The winsome, but too aggressive blonde named Carrie really has nothing to do with the story. Not that Steve Brabazon had any objection to blondes qua blondes. But Carrie carried the principle too far”. Ames with a witty series of three interlinked stories, pre-dating his delightful Jane and Dagobert Brown murder mysteries.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (228)pp. Original blue cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; a couple of tiny marks; slight tear to front free endpaper; the poor quality post-war paper slightly tanned, as ever, but a very good, sound and bright copy in the splendid dust-jacket – the jacket here in second state, with reduced price overlays on front flap and spine, but with just a single tiny hole and a touch of discolouration at head, a couple of minuscule nicks, and otherwise in very good, clean and fresh state.

£200

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AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : CORPSE DIPLOMATIQUE.

AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : CORPSE DIPLOMATIQUE.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1950). First edition. “But, madam, you have a husband who asks many questions – why, I do not know. You have a husband who suddenly says ‘Bang!’ A husband who speaks of knives, and poisoned coffee and of bombs. A husband who makes me very, very nervous”. The fourth in the delightful Dagobert and Jane Brown series – “Those meeting the Browns for the first time have a treat in store. Here they are detecting with wit on the Riviera ...” (Aberdeen Press, 28th October 1950).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (254),[ii]pp. Original maroon cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in white; some spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good copy in the pictorial dust-jacket – the jacket with one small chip and a couple of minor flaws, but also very good.

£50

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AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : CRIME OUT OF MIND.

AMES, Delano (Delano L.), 1906-1987 : CRIME OUT OF MIND.

London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1956). First edition. Dagobert and Jane in the Austrian Tyrol – the seventh in this fine series of wickedly witty murder mysteries.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 190,[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; faint bruise at foot, but a very good, clean and sound copy in the Jarvis dust-jacket – also very good indeed.

£75

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