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“BRANDON, Slim” : LAST RIDE FOR LOLA.

“BRANDON, Slim” : LAST RIDE FOR LOLA.

London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. Johnny Hogan tries to resurrect his gangster career after twenty years inside – the real identity of the man running the mobs comes as a shock. “Slim Brandon’s first gangster yarn is a terrific thriller of action and suspense and it takes him in one leap into the front line”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers in a design of Lola in shock by “E. R.”; wrappers worn, torn, creased and chipped, with a crudely repaired tear; staples a little rusted; text slightly tanned; last leaf chipped, without loss; a poor but sound and serviceable copy of a scarce title. No copy traced in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“CAPELLI, Ace” :  DEAD ON TIME.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : DEAD ON TIME.

London : Ralph Stokes for the Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. “I was a construction gang foreman, not a private eye or a cop. I’ll admit that my one taste of hoodlums some weeks ago had whetted my appetite for the detecting racket ...” – Ace Capelli was a house name used variously by Geoffrey Pardoe, Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) and Norman Lazenby. Although over thirty Capelli titles are known, only fourteen or so are represented in major collections.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers in a sprightly design by Leonard Potts (1902-1978); a little chipped at foot; some mild creasing; staples rusted; text lightly tanned, but still overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile item. No copy located in any major library worldwide. `

£85

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“CAPELLI, Ace” :  DEAD ON TIME.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : DEAD ON TIME.

London : Ralph Stokes for the Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. “I was a construction gang foreman, not a private eye or a cop. I’ll admit that my one taste of hoodlums some weeks ago had whetted my appetite for the detecting racket ...” – Ace Capelli was a house name used variously by Geoffrey Pardoe, Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) and Norman Lazenby. Although over thirty Capelli titles are known, only fourteen or so are represented in major collections.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers in a sprightly design by Leonard Potts (1902-1978); a little chipped at extremities; covers a little marked; some creasing; staples rusted; text lightly tanned, but a reasonable copy of a scarce and fragile item. No copy located in any major library worldwide. `

£50

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“CAPELLI, Ace” : DON’T DIE TOO SOON.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : DON’T DIE TOO SOON.

London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1953]. First edition. “Both wore black overcoats, and black fedoras with snap brims. They looked like two black crows. On the table were two battered briefcases. Rio’s case held the barrel and the magazine, while Frank’s held the butt end of a Thompson sub-machine-gun” – campaigning newspaperman brutally shot down. Ace Capelli was a house name used variously by Geoffrey Pardoe, Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) and Norman Lazenby. Although over thirty Capelli titles are known, only fourteen or so are represented in major collections.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-132pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some minor wear and creasing; parts of rear wrapper a little nicked and soiled; staples rusted; some spotting of prelims and edges, but a good and serviceable copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“CAPELLI, Ace” :  SAY YOUR PRAYERS, SISTER.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : SAY YOUR PRAYERS, SISTER.

London : Ralph Stokes for the Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. “There were seven names on the list from the commissioner, and one name on that list would have paid a million dollars to get hold of it. That name handled the new drug racket that was sweeping the town and threatening the whole of the States” – Ace Capelli was a house name used variously by Geoffrey Pardoe, Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) and Norman Lazenby. Although over thirty Capelli titles are known, only fourteen or so are represented in major collections.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-(116)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in need of a prayer; some light wear and creasing; spine and part of rear wrappper lightly discoloured; small puncture, without loss, to cover and first few leaves; staples rusted; text lightly tanned, but a good and serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“CAPELLI, Ace” :  SAY YOUR PRAYERS, SISTER.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : SAY YOUR PRAYERS, SISTER.

London : Ralph Stokes for the Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. “There were seven names on the list from the commissioner, and one name on that list would have paid a million dollars to get hold of it. That name handled the new drug racket that was sweeping the town and threatening the whole of the States” – Ace Capelli was a house name used variously by Geoffrey Pardoe, Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) and Norman Lazenby. Although over thirty Capelli titles are known, only fourteen or so are represented in major collections.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-(116)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in need of a prayer; spine frayed and defective, lacking almost half its length; hole to front wrapper, with the loss of a few letters; rear wrapper worn, darkened and creased; staples rusted; some internal marks and creases, but a serviceable copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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