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1 Albert, Marvin H. (from a screenplay by Woody Allen) WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT
New York Dell Books 1965 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Frank Frazetta; 
159 pp. Dell Book 9461. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; small ink mark on the front endpaper. Illustrated with stills from the movie. Cover art by Frank Frazetta, featuring a painting that includes Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Woody Allen and a handful of beauties.. 
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2 Alcott, Louisa May (writing as A. M. Barnard) (introduction by Madeleine Stern) THE HIDDEN LOUISA MAY ALCOTT - A Collection of Her Unknown Thrillers - Two Volumes in One
New York Avenel Books 1984 0517464667 / 9780517464663 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Paul Jennis; 
(xxxvii) 595 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some fading at the spine; price intact; ink mark on the front flap of the dustjacket. Dj art by Paul Jennis. This collection contains: Letters to Louisa May Alcott from Her Publisher; Behind a Mask or A Woman's Power; Pauline's Passion and Punishment; The Mysterious Key and What It Opened; The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's; Temptation; V. V. or Plots and Counterplots; A Marble Woman or The Mysterious Model; The Skeleton in the Closet; A Whisper in the Dark; Perilous Play; and Thematic Chart. 
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3 Anderson, Peggy King SAFE AT HOME
New York Atheneum 1992 0689316860 / 9780689316869 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Karen Lidbeck; 
122 pp. Quarter-bound in purple cloth on blue boards; teal endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Dj art by Karen Lidbeck. If only life at home was as good as life on the baseball diamond... 
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4 Anderson, Poul; Brunner, John; Sheckley, Robert; Boston, Bruce; Antieau, Kim; Friesner, Esther M.; Duchamp, L. Timmel; Bryant, Edward; Wilhelm, Kate; Bloch, Robert) THE SHORT STORY PAPERBACK SERIES
Eugene, Oregon Pulphouse Publishing 1991 First Editions Paperback Very Good 12mo Pat Morrissey; Paul Clift; Rick Leider; Gregoria Montejo; George Barr; Armand Cabrera; Todd Cameron Hamilton; Doug Herring; Signed by Author
All sixty books have light rubbing on the corners with flat uncreased spines. The only interior markings are either signatures or personalised inscriptions (all to 'John') by a few of the authors - these are described in the list of books. The complete list of books here: 1: Losers' Night by Poul Anderson - cover art by Pat Morrissey; 2: A Case of Painter's Ear by John Brunner - cover art by Paul Clift; 3: Xolotl by Robert Sheckley - cover art by Rick Lieder; 4: All the Clocks Are Melting by Bruce Boston - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 5: Blossoms by Kim Antieau - cover art by George Barr; 6: Ecce Hominid by Esther M. Friesner - cover art by Armand Cabrera; 7: A Case of Mistaken Identity by L. Timmel Duchamp - cover art by Todd Cameron Hamilton; 8: The Cutter by Edward Bryant with a personalised inscription on the title page - cover art by DougHerring; 9: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Kate Wilhelm - cover art by Pat Morrissey; 10: Yours Truly Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch - cover art by George Barr; 11: The Steel Valentine by Joe R. Lansdale - signed by the author on the title page - cover art by George Barr; 12: The Quickening by Michael Bishop - cover art by George Barr; 13: The Doors of His Face the Lamps of His Mouth by Roger Zelazny - cover art by Armand Cabrera; 14: More Than the Sum of His Parts by Joe Haldeman - cover art by Rick Leider; 15: No Way Street by Bruce Clemence - cover art by George Barr; 16: The Spider Glass by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - cover art by Pat Morrissey; 17: Uncle Dobbin's Parrot Fair by Charles de Lint - cover art by Donna Gordon; 18: Dinosaurs by Walter Jon Williams - cover art by George Barr; 19: Listening to Brahms by Suzy McKee Charnas - cover art by Alan Giana; 20: Black Air by Kim Stanley Robinson with a personalised inscription on the title page - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 21: The Dark Country by Dennis Etchison - cover art by Rob Alexander; 22: Journey to the Goat Star by Brian W. Aldiss - cover art by George Barr; 23: Piecework by David Brin - cover art by Alan Giana; 24: I Remember I Remember by Mary Caraker - cover art by Alan Giana; 25: Sedalia by David J. Schow - cover art by Doug Herring; 26: Slumming in Voodooland by Brian Stableford - cover art by Brian Cooper; 27: The Sword and the Stone by Jane Yolen - cover art by George Barr; 28: The War of the Roses by Karen Joy Fowler with a personalised inscription on the title page - cover art by Donna Gordon; 29: The Cat with the Tulip Face by A. R. Morlan - cover art by Donna Gordon; 30: Twilight Time by Lewis Shiner - cover art by Alan Giana; 31: Where the Summer Ends by Karl Edward Wagner - cover art by Rob Alexander; 32: Into Gold by Tanith Lee - cover art by David and Ellissa Martin; 33: Daisy in the Sun by Connie Willis with a personalised inscription on the title page - cover art by Donna Gordon; 34: Inuit by M. Shayne Bell - cover art by Alan Giana; 35: The Shade of Lo Man Gong by William F. Wu - cover art by George Barr; 36: Buckets by F. Paul Wilson - cover art by Doug Herring; 37: The Pear Shaped Man by George R. R. Martin with a personalised inscription on the title page - cover art by George Barr; 38: The Evening and the Morning and the Night by Octavia E. Butler - cover art by Alan Giana; 39: The Peacemaker by Gardner Dozois - cover art by Doug Herring; 40: The Hero as Werewolf by Gene Wolfe - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 41: The Bingo Master by Joyce Carol Oates - cover art by Pat Morrissey; 42: Schrodinger's Kitten by George Alec Effinger - cover art by Rob Alexander; 43: Sisters by Greg Bear - cover art by Alan Giana; 44: The Ghosts of Tivoli by Nancy Holder - cover art by Todd Cameron Hamilton; 45: Dr Pak's Preschool by David Brin - cover art by Alan Giana; 46: Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back by Joe R. Lansdale - signed on the title page - cover art by Brian Cooper; 47: Fiddling for Waterbuffaloes by S. P. Somtow - cover art by Doug Herring; 48: Rachel in Love by Pat Murphy - cover art by Donna Gordon; 49: Unaccompanied Sonata by Orson Scott Card - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 50: Nine Lives by Ursula K. Le Guin - cover art by Doug Herring; 51: The Skull of the Marquis de Sade by Robert Bloch - cover art by Brian Cooper; 52: Merlin Dreams in Mondream Wood by Charles de Lint - cover art by Donna Gordon; 53: The Price of Oranges by Nancy Kress - cover art by Alan Giana; 54: If This Winnetka You Must Be Judy by F. M. Busby - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 55: My Brother's Keeper by Pat Cadigan - cover art by Gregorio Montejo; 56: The Thermals of August by Edward Bryant - cover art by Stacy Drum; 57: Paper Dragons by James P. Blaylock - cover art by Doug Herring; 58: Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick - cover art by D. Martin; 59: Candles on the Pond by Sue Ellen Sloca - cover art by Peggy Ranson; and 60: Shaunessy Fong by William F. Wu - cover art by George Barr. 
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5 Anonymous (editor) (John Robb; David Stephen; Michael Elder; R. F. Brown; Hugh Paterson; Jeff Jeffries; Jim Kjelgaard; Capt. Frank Knight; Lieut. Harry E. Rieseberg; Tom Weir; Maurice Allward) COLLINS BOYS' ANNUAL
London Collins 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 
128 pp. Glossy pictorial boards; illustrated endpapers; red upper edge; illustrated with drawings and paintings throughout, including four colour plates. Light edge and corner wear; previous owner's name inside. Illustrations by: R. A. Branton; Ralston Gudgeon; Roger Payne; Sam Fair; Stephen Chapman; Malcolm Tompkins; McConnell; Stuart Tresilian; Geoffrey Whittam; Artur Horowicz; A Burgess Sharrocks; and Peter Morter. This anthology contains: Fear and Loud Music by John Robb; Iolair the Eagle by David Stephen; The Cat Ladder by Michael Elder; Conspiracy in Outline by R. F. Brown; Gun for Hire by John Robb; The Red-Feathered Arrow by Hugh Paterson; The Crazy Man of Molango by Jeff Jeffries; Trail's End by Jim Kjelgaard; Nick Ross - King of the Track - a story in pictures; Bold Bad Buccaneers by Capt. Frank Knight; The Treasure of Malpelo Island by Lieut. Harry E. Rieseberg; Jim Gunn and the Lost Stage - a story in pictures; You Want to Take Up Skiing by Tom Weir; Pete Scarlett - Fighter Ace - a story in pictures; and Mars - Planet of Mystery by Maurice Allward. 
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6 Anonymous (editors) (Geoffred Household; Martha Albrand; Agatha Christie; Richard Stern; Robert Standish; Philip Wylie; William Wood; William Faulkner; Shirley Jackson; Gerald Kersh; Edgar Allan Poe) DANGER
New York Curtis Books with Doubleday 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
368 pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; yellow endpapers; headband. Some discolouration on the dustjacket with wear at the corners and at the head and foot of the spine; clipped on the upper right corner of the front flap. This anthology of Saturday Evening Post stories contains: Run from the Hangman by Geoffred Household; Reunion with Terror by Martha Albrand; The Dream by Agatha Christie; Set Up for Murder; and Motive for Murder by Richard Stern; The Mystery of the Master Safe Cracker by Robert Standish; Dead Man in the Water by Philip Wylie; One of the Dead by William Wood; Hand Upon the Waters by William Faulkner; The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson; The Woman Who Wouldn't Stay Dead by Gerald Kersh; and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. 
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7 Anonymous (editors) (Geoffred Household; Martha Albrand; Agatha Christie; Richard Stern; Robert Standish; Philip Wylie; William Wood; William Faulkner; Shirley Jackson; Gerald Kersh; Edgar Allan Poe) DANGER
New York Curtis Books with Doubleday 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
368 pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; yellow endpapers; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. This anthology of Saturday Evening Post stories contains: Run from the Hangman by Geoffred Household; Reunion with Terror by Martha Albrand; The Dream by Agatha Christie; Set Up for Murder; and Motive for Murder by Richard Stern; The Mystery of the Master Safe Cracker by Robert Standish; Dead Man in the Water by Philip Wylie; One of the Dead by William Wood; Hand Upon the Waters by William Faulkner; The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson; The Woman Who Wouldn't Stay Dead by Gerald Kersh; and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. 
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8 Anonymous. (editor) (Arthur Nettleton; Charles Dixon; Samuel Jeans; R. Barnard Way; Stephanie Yates; D. B. Burton; W. Lavallin Puxley; W. H. Morris) YOUNG CANADA - 57th Annual Volume
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 4to 
240 pp. Blue cloth with a black and white pictorial on the front panel and spine; lettered in black on the front panel and spine. Light wear at the corners with fading on the spine; chipped at the head of the spine and worn along the edge of the spine; no dustjacket; no interior markings; hinges tight, gutters intact. Illustrated with line drawings, black and white plates and two colour plates - all plates present and accounted for. King Edward VIII - Sportsman by Arthur Nettleton; The Atlantic Air Service in Sight by Charles Dixon; Robinson's Raven - A Boy a Bird and a Burglar by Samuel Jeans; Stratosphere Speed Secrets Are Waiting to be Solved by R. Barnard Way; Mark's Target Practice - A Rhodesian Adventure by Stephanie Yates; Men of the Fishing Fleet by D. B. Burton; Along an African River - Marvel and Mystery of the Tropics by W. Lavallin Puxley; The Wild Hogs - A Story of the Virginia Forests by W. H. Morris; His Enemey's Assegai - A Cattle-Raiding Adventure by Jay Watts; Looking After Cycle Lamps - Little Tips That Save Trouble by Arthur Gaunt; Collision in a Tunnel - Adventure on a Runaway Train by John G. Rowe; A Jungle Christmas - Santa Claus Season in Tiger Country by Stephanie Yates; The Greater Honour by Davis Watson; Modern Fire Fighters by Ian MacDonald; The Mails Go Through by S. T. James; A Man a Dog and a Lantern by M. Charnwood; Be Your Own Detective - Easy Tricks in Training Eyes Ears and Wits by M. Hanna; The Game He Won - A School Rugger Idea that Worked by John Sweet; Tiger Yarns - Some True Anecdotes from the Indian Jungle by Davis Watson; The Clue of the Silent Dog - A Bit of Boy Detective Work by F. M. Chell; Dog Heroes of the Arctic - A Good Word for the Huskies by W. J. Banks; Prey of the Press - A Seaport Story of Old England by F. W. Gumley; Hedgehog at Dusk - The Prickly Little Prowler Is Purposeful by P. Kelway; Trapping the Trapper - A Tale of the North West by F. W. Gumley; Terriers All by Eric Hardy; Fighting the Gale - A Seaplane Story by W. H. Norris; Lucky Anson's Holiday - A Boy Scout's Endurance by John Horrocks; Write Posters for a Pastime by Charles H. Lea; Today's Time and Toil Savers - Modern Industrial Marvels by Leslie Dare; The Conjurer's Hat Trick by Davis Watson; Strange Cattle of the North - Canada's Muskoxen Grown Scarce by W. J. Banks; At Indian Ghost Falls - Perilous Adventure in British Columbia by Norman Scott; Sport at a Western Rodeo by Donald Harmston; When the Navy Dresses Ship by Roy Erskine; Queer Flying Accidents by Charles Dixon; Friends at Last - The Comical Adventures of a Cat and a Monkey by L. G. Fitzpatrick; Beset by Pirates by Sercombe Griffin; Skiing in Norway - The Great Norwegian Ski Derby by John E. Gasman; The Cruise of the Colleen Bawn by F. M. G. Richardson; Salvage Craft for Boys - Useful Articles from Waste Material by Henry Bramford; Behind the Scrum - A Chat on Half-Back Play by An Old Colour; Piebald for Luck by L. G. Fitzpatrick; Road Speed Today Where Marched the Roman Legions by Alfred Tresidder Sheppard; The Aeroplane Advances - Far-Reaching Developments in the RAF by E. Sinclair Puckett; Marvels of Migration by Mallory Goulding; Sugaring Night by E. M. Ingall; Sketching Sailing Boats by G. G. Jackson; Whale Hunting Up-to-Date - Science Wins Today in the Antarctic by J. C. Campbell; An Australian Mystery - The Moha Moha of the Great Barrier Reef by W. Lavallin Puxley; The Story of the Motor Bicycle by C. Bullen-Brown; The Other Man's Chance - A School Story by John Sweet; Adventurous Voyages Ahead - Across the Pacific in a Fifty-foot Yacht by W. E. Mack; How to be Sure with a Camera - Three Things to Know when Aiming at a Good Photograph by Ken G. Bilbe; Britain's Rarest Wild Birds by Eric Hardy; A Carver of Dreams by J. De M. Goutiere; Bird's Egg Variations - High Values Set on Curious Specimens by A. R. Horwood; An Automatic Gas-light Printer by J. Howard Clarke; On the Doorstep to Everest - Camping in Thibet by L. L. Ferard; The Riddle of Hidden Wealth by Sydney Moorhouse; Indian Days - Red Skin Still True to Tribal Tradition - Anonymous; Modern Jazz Band Instruments Date Back to Prehistoric Times by B. M. Leech; The Queen Mary's Propellers - The Biggest Job We Ever Did by W. Sykes; Steam Lining Ideas - Improve the Modern Aeroplane by F. L. Humpage; Round the World Ships - Golden Hind and Empress of Britain - An Amazing Contrast - Anonymous; Scarce Silver Jubilee Stamps by H. Vicars Lobb; Teaching Your Dog Tricks by Arthur Gaunt; and Raiding the Gold Boat - A South American Adventure by W. H. Morris. 
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9 Anonymous. (editor) (Robert Wallace; Dean Evans; William L. Jackson; Jack Gleoman; Ray Cummings) THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Volume 52, number 1 - September 1948
Toronto Better Publications 1948 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Good Only Pulp Magazine 8vo Rudolph Belarski; 
114 pp. General wear; the cover has been taped to the spine. Cover art by Rudolph Belarski. This issue contains: The Listening Eyes by Robert Wallace (house name); Death is My Hubby by Dean Evans; The Joe College Touch by William L. Jackson; Corpses Can't Win by Jack Gleoman; and Wrong Evidence by Ray Cummings; along with the usual features. 
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10 Appel, Benjamin GOLD AND FLESH
New York Macfadden Bartell Books 1972 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
192 pp. MacFadden Bartell book 95-185. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Four people dared to cross the stark 15,000 foot peaks at the top of the world and descend into the hot hell of the Chinese desert to uncover hidden gold and forgotten cities... 
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11 Arnold, Elliott THE COMMANDOS
Toronto White Circle - Collins 1945 Second Printing Paperback Very Good- 
191 pp. White Circle Book 225. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the covers and spine; store stamped. A love story set during the war, a Norwegian woman, head of the underground in her local area, and the leader of a Commando group, in love during scenes of violent attack, torture, secret underground activities, deception, suffering and incredible heroism. True love in the time of war. 
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12 Auchincloss, Louis THE EMBEZZLER
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1980 0395298458 / 9780395298459 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good- Terry Van Heusen; 
277 pp. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and a short closed tear on the lower edge of the front cover; no interior markings. Cover art by Terry Van Heusen. 
Price: 7.65 CDN
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13 Avallone, Michael LONDON BLOODY LONDON - An Ed Noon Mystery
New York Curtis Books 1972 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
157 pp. Curtis Book 07252. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and some minor discolouration on the upper right of the front cover; no interior markings. 
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14 Balchin, Nigel THE SMALL BACK ROOM
Toronto White Circle - Collins 1945 First Printing Paperback Very Good Margaret Paull; 
192 pp. First thus - Collins White Circle 231. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; store stamped. Cover art by Margaret Paull. A study of an aspect of the war effort on which everything hangs and about which scarcely anybody of necessity knows anything. It deals with the work that goes on in a small back room of one of the great fighting departments... and an unexploded bomb lodged on a British beach... 
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15 Barlow, James BOTH YOUR HOUSES
London Pan Books 1973 0330236636 / 9780330236638 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
237 pp. Light wear on the corners with a flat and uncreased but fading spine; no interior markings. Belfast, city of raids and riots where a daily symphony of hate echoes the violence of exploding bombs... A young British soldier and his Catholic sweetheart seize happiness while they can, only to become targets... 
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16 Barrie, Alexander LET THEM ALL STARVE - A Jonathan Kane Adventure
London Piccolo - Pan Books 1977 0330250736 / 9780330250733 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good C. L. Doughty; Paul Wright; 
142 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by C. L. Doughty; interior line drawings by Paul Wright. 
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17 Bates, H. E. THE CRUISE OF THE BREADWINNER - and - DEAR LIFE
London Corgi Books 1957 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Mortlemans; 
188 pp. Corgi Book T414. Both titles in a single volume. Light edge and corner wear with some minor rubbing on the front cover and faint creasing on the spine; ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings. Cover art by Mortlemans. 
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18 Baum, Vicki CENTRAL STORES
London Pan Books 1954 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Silk; 
189 pp. Pan Book 294. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Silk. Ambitious, unscrupulous and thieving employess is a huge department store... 
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19 Beare, George CHAIN OF INFAMY
London Fleetway 1977 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
127 pp. Fleetway Thriller 11. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; small discoloured patch on the inside of the front cover, not showing through. A murderous quest from the Caribbean to the frozen Andes... 
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20 Beaty, David THE PROVING FLIGHT - A Novel
London Readers Union - Secker and Warburg 1958 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Author's Fourth Novel 12mo 
268 pp. First Book Club Edition. White boards lettered in gilt on the spine; blue upper edge. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; minor chipping at the head of the spine; no interior markings. As well as being a fine novelist, David Beaty was a wartime pilot, then a commercial pilot for BOAC and a psychologist in the field of human factors which is now an important part of aviation and pilot error. 
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