2.AHEARN, Danny.How To Commit A Murder.New York: Ives Washburn, 1930.
First Edition. An uncommon title by known gangster and jailbird describing ways to commit various crimes, includes drug dealing. Very Good, tiny cloth break at top spine end, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss at lower spine end and flap corners, centimeter deep chipping at top spine end.Item #32916
3.ANET, Claude.While the Earth Shook.New York: Bard and Company, 1927.
First American Edition. Uncommon novel of the Russian Revolution and Bolsheviks based on the author's experiences as a correspondent. Very Good in nearly Very Good dustjacket, nicking and rubbing to spine ends, nickel sized chip at top front panel, three inch closed tear at upper spine area, several small clear tape mends at verso.Item #32908
First Edition, Advance Review Copy with slip laid in, and with 'File Copy Do Not Remove / From the Sample Room' stamped at all page edges. Lina Lee was shot through the head by an old army .38 in the office of Felix Penton, playboy publisher, Spike Tracy investigates. What did the purple onion in Lee's luxurious apartment mean? Very Good in Very Good dustjacket.Item #32958
5.BAILEY, H. C.Mr. Fortune Speaking.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., (1931).
First Edition stated. Dorothy Owen dustjacket art. Mystery novel featuring Mr. Reggie Fortune, "the most engaging detective invented since Sherlock Holmes". Near Fine in Good dustjacket, nickel sized chip at top spine end, shallow edge chips and wear, some splitting at front spine edge, scotch tape mends at verso.Item #24422
8.BETHEA, Jack.Honor Bound.New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1927).
First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scenes from the William Fox production silent film starring George O'Brien and Estelle Taylor. Uncommon. "The tale of the Alabama coal mines, a thrilling, gripping story of a coal baron's ruthless jealousy, an ex-convict's courage and the heroism of a doctor's daughter". Very Good, some natural discoloration to cloth, top page edge stamped 'Office File Copy' in Very Good dustjacket, spine stamped 'Office File Copy'.Item #32860
9.BIGGERS, Earl Derr.The Agony Column.Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Co., (1916).
First Edition. Hubin listed mystery novel and basis for a 1918 film titled 'The Blind Adventure' and a 1930 film titled 'The Second Floor Mystery', that starred Loretta Young. Very Good attractive copy in Good only dustjacket, about four square inches of loss at top front panel, two inches of loss at lower spine end, chipped along top rear panel, dime sized chip at top spine end and front flap edge.Item #32870
11.BLODGETT, Ruth.Birds Got to Fly, A Novel in Six Parts.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., (1929).
First Edition. "Young and self-confident, Rosanne is transplanted from her native New York to New England. She has married into the Porter family, and with good-natured curiosity she examines her new relatives, sound New England stock from north of Boston, whose reliability and well-being are explained by the family shoe factory, founded by 'Gran' Porter in the early days. But their stiff-necked ways are not her ways; and after the first shattering ecstasy of her love for Alec has subsided, she decides to do something about it. Too late the Porter family realize what is going to happen; helplessly, they stand and watch.". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #32892
12.BRAND, Max.Valley Vultures.New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1932.
First Edition. Western adventure novel of a ranch feud. An uncommon Brand title. Very Good, light stain to upper front cover, some spotting to top page edge, contemporary previous owner signature at front pastedown, in Good dustjacket, few closed tears an inch in size at front panel, lower spine end with two inch closed tear and chip.Item #32851
13.BROWNE, Eleanor.Tomorrow Comes Never.New York: Arcadia House, 1939.
First Edition. Charles Zingaro dustjacket art. Romance novel of a young woman hoping to find adventure away from her rural home. Very Good but for moisture discoloration to cloth at upper spine area, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shallow edge chips, spine a bit darkened, stain noticeable at verso of top front panel.Item #32964
Presumed First Houghton Mifflin Edition. Quinn dustjacket art. The first Dickson McCunn adventure "set near Carrick in south-west Scotland around 1920. The hero is a 55-year-old grocer Dickson McCunn, who has sold his business and taken early retirement. As soon as he ventures out to explore the world, he is swept out of his bourgeois rut into bizarre and outlandish adventures, and forced to become a reluctant hero." An uncommon Houghton printing published circa 1938 based on the ads at rear panel. The First American Edition was published by Doran in 1922. Near Fine in very attractive Near Fine dustjacket.Item #32878
15.BYNNER, Witter.The Beloved Stranger.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919.
First Edition (in dustjacket with Second Large Printing statement at top rear panel. Paul Thevenaz dustjacket art. Preface by William Marion Reedy. Collection of poetry based on the author's visit to 'the Orient in 1916'. Uncommon title in dustjacket. Very Good, wear along bottom boards, in Good edge chipped dustjacket.Item #32966
16.CAPOTE, Truman.Breakfast at Tiffany's [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED].New York: Random House, (1958).
Third Printing. Original yellow cloth and first issue dustjacket. Capote's classic novel that served as the basis for the film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Capote at front endpaper: For Caroline Seaton / with all good wishes / from Truman Capote. Near Fine but for signs of a bookplate having been removed from front endpaper (below inscription) in Good, soiled dustjacket, some small edge chips and darkening to spine.Item #32963
17.CAREY, Basil [Joy BAINES].The Dangerous Isles, A Romance of Pearl Hunger.New York: Lincoln Macveagh, The Dial Press, 1827.
First Edition. M. B. K. (Beth Morris) dustjacket art. South Pacific adventure novel. "When the pearl hunger grips an man it never leaves him. Stewart's desire for the pearls which lay in the lagoon of the hidden islands of Tankura brought havoc into the lives of others besides himself. Chief among these was Valerie, a stranger to the islands where men's passions reflect nature at her most savage." Written under a pseudonym of Joy Baines, who also wrote as Richard Hawke. Very scarce. Near Fine but for contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at flap corners and along top spine end, quarter sized chip at lower spine end.Item #32846
18.CARTER, Edward Champe.The Lone Scout, a Tale of the United States Public Health Service [BOY SCOUT INTEREST].Boston: Cornhill Company, (1920).
First Edition. Forward by William C. Gorgas. "Plenty of adventure came to first class Scout Billy Hoover of Charleston when he went into Camp Ross as cook for the U. S. Public Health Service men who were out to clear Doolittle County of Malaria. This is a book for Scouts without a slow page from start to finish. It is one of the best stories that has been written in showing how Scout duty may fit boys for the Nation's Service in work of scientific value and importance. The author has had the hearty endorsement of the President of the Boy Scouts of America". Very scarce title. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket.Item #32888
19.CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.Savrola, A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1900.
First American Edition despite statement at copyright page stating Reprinted January 1900. American edition preceded the British. Churchill's first and only novel. Political intrigue and the revolution in Laurania. Very Good, small contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, some wear to spine ends and edges.Item #32978
20.CLAFLIN, Mary B.Under the Old Elms.New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, (1895).
First Edition. Original green illustrated cloth and dustjacket. The old elms was the name given by Henry Ward Beecher to Governor Claflin's beautiful estate at Newtonville, Massachusetts, rich in historic association and at different times the residence of three governors beginning with General Hull of Revolutionary fame. Mrs Claflin has gathered up a sheaf of charming personal recollections of the many famous men and women of our day who have been entertained under its roof among whom were Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson, James Freeman Clarke, Henry Ward Beecher, Mrs Stowe, and others. Near Fine but for some foxing at endpapers, in Good dustjacket, lower front and rear panel with about two square inches of loss.Item #32869
21.CLARKE, Donald Henderson.John Bartel Jr.New York: Vanguard Press. (1932).
First Edition. Vincentini dustjacket art. Romance novel about high-school sweethearts who marry and start a family, but along the road John discovers "that the world is filled with other women, warm, clinging, delectable...". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few nicks and signs of wear at spine ends and flap corners.Item #32889
22.CLARKE, Donald Henderson.Murderer's Holiday.New York: Vanguard Press, (1940).
First Edition. Uncommon underworld mystery novel by the author of Louis Beretti and Millie. "This is no book for sour-pusses, viewers with alarm, gentlemen who cling to the old-fashioned nightshirt, and persons with weak hearts." Near Fine (but for couple small ink drip spots at top page edge) in Very Good dustjacket, short closed tear at lower rear panel.Item #32875
23.[CLODE, Edward J] ANONYMOUS.The Love Story of a Movie Star, The Heart Story of a Woman in Love.New York: Edward J. Clode, (1915).
First Edition. The earliest known novel to deal with the movie business and extremely scarce in original dustjacket. Anonymously written but sometimes attributed to the publisher Edward Clode. "The title character is a film player named Nella who has an affair with and is then rejected by a fellow actor. To hide her grief, she works hard at building her career, often participating in dangerous stunts, and ponders what type of love life future actresses will enjoy." (Slide's The Hollywood Novel p. 25) The movie industry would in the next few years make their move out west to Hollywood and thus future fiction on the subject would take place mostly in that locale. This is simultaneously one of the first and last movie industry titles to be set on the east coast. Very Good attractive copy, couple of small splits at front inner hinge, in Good, modestly soiled dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, quarter sized chip at lower front panel, some splitting at front flap edge, dime sized chip at top front flap corner.Item #32876
24.CONNER, Rearden.Time to Kill.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936.
First American Edition. Martinot dustjacket art. Marginally listed Hubin mystery novel set in Ireland of a murderer who strikes out at those who are indifferent to the poor dwellers of the city. "The scene is a tenement house in which lives an old woman who is the caretaker, three prostitutes, several nondescript drunkards..." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with modest soiling and wear.Item #32970
25.CRADDOCK, Charles Egbert [Murfree, Mary Noailles].The Windfall [APPALACHIAN FICTION].New York: Duffield adn Company, 1907.
First Edition. Original blue cloth, with embossed cover and matching illustrated dustjacket. Novel set in the Great Smokey Mountains by Tennessee Appalachia's first significant female writer. Hilary Lloyd, part owner of a traveling circus is stranded in the Smokey Mountains. Near Fine but for lettering at spine flecking, in Good dustjacket, half inch off top spine end, less than two square inches of loss at lower front panel, modest soiling, several inch closed tear at front spine edge.Item #32897