Paperbacks & Pulps

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Robert Aickman | Dark Entries | Fontana | 1964 | Minor wear to cover & edge. Title faded on spine. Paper tanned with age, edge foxed | £40.00

Nelson Algren | The Man with the Golden Arm | Ace | 1961 | Ace-H414. Good looking copy with small mark on lower edge, remainder stripe or similar on top edge, edges foxed. | £20.00

Nelson Algren | Somebody in Boots | Mayflower Dell | 1964 | Cover & edge worn; label trace & a few marks on cover;paper tanned; pre-decimal price inked on ffep; short fingernail tear in margin of p.281 | £15.00

John Franklin Bardin | The Deadly Percheron | Macfadden-Bartell | 1968 | lower corner of cover creased, short nick at top edge of back cover, general wear to cover, spine creased | £10.00

Alan Bestic | The Girl Outside | Ace | 1961 | apparently unread copy, minor wear to edge of spine | £20.00

Boileau & Narcejac | Choice Cuts | Panther | 1968 | cover lightly creased,worn at edge; pages tanned; one page corner folded over | £15.00

Malcolm Braly | Felony Tank | Gold Medal; Frederick Muller | 1961 | upper corner of cover bumped & lightly creased, front cover set a little forward, name on ffep | £20.00

Malcolm Braly | Shake Him till He Rattles | Frederick Muller | 1964 | First UK edition, with Gold Medal’s logo on the front cover & imprint on the spine. Worn copy, with book exchange stamp on reverse of front cover, name on ffep. Artwork still looks good. | £7.50

Michael Braun | Love Me Do – The Beatles’ Progress | Penguin | 1964 | handsome copy with moderately creased spine, light general wear to cover | £30.00

 

Alice Brennan | Circle of Fear | Monarch | 1964 | very good paperback | £5.00

Chandler Brossard | All Passion Spent | Popular Library | 1954 | light creasing to cover, short split at bottom of edge of front cover/spine, short three cornered tear at bottom inner corner of ffep | £15.00

Chandler Brossard | The Bold Saboteurs | Lancer | 1962 | Spine & top edge of front cover lightly sunned | £10.00

Chandler Brossard | A Man for All Women | Fawcett Gold Medal | 1966 | minor wear to cover, front cover set a little forward, reverse of cover rather worn & marked | £10.00

Chandler Brossard | Who Walk in Darkness | Lancer | n.d. | edge worn; remainder stripe on top edge of pageblock; spine very lightly creased; minor wear to cover | £15.00

Fredric Brown | Compliments of a Fiend | Bloodhound | 1957 | Spine creased & chipped at edges, number in biro on cover | £20.00

Fredric Brown | The Lenient Beast | Corgi | 1959 | cover creased & worn, split at extremities of spine; some loss at extremities of spine; pressure marks on back cover & last few pages of book | £10.00

William F. Brown | Beat Beat Beat | Signet | 1959 | 1st paperback printing. The cover design still looks fresh & the internal pages are in very good condition BUT the glued binding looks ready to come adrift at any second, & there is a little loss at the top of the spine. | £25.00 

Paul Buck | The Honeymoon Killers | Blue Murder | 1990 | 9781854800381 cover rather worn & scuffed, paper tanned with age | £14.00

Italo Calvino | The Path to the Nest of Spiders | Ace | 1958 | worn paperback, front cover set forward, graphic still looks good | £20.00

Robert Carse | Drums of Empire | Popular Library | 1959 | light wear to cover & edge, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £5.00 

Raymond Chandler | The Lady in the Lake | Penguin | 1952 | First Penguin printing. Pre-decimal price pencilled on cover, some sunning / discoloration to white areas of cover, edges of page block tanned with age. | £30.00

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Jean Cocteau | The White Paper / Pierre Angelique | The Naked Beast at Heaven’s Gate with a preface by Georges Bataille | Greenleaf | 1968 | Rather wonderful publication, issued for “adult reading” – minor general wear to cover, lightly scuffed spine, edges of cover rather worn, paper darkened with age, but still a handsome copy | £100.00

Morrill Cody | Hemingway’s Paris | Tower | 1965 | spine lightly creased | £10.00

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond | Bombe Surprise | Pan | 1966 | Pan X513 – light wear to cover & edge, the outer edge of p.47 is slightly miscut & crinkled from the book’s original production process, but this does not affect the readability of the text | £25.00

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond | The Crust on its Uppers | Pan | 1964 | Pan G684 – light wear to edge, top edge a little foxed | £25.00

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond | The Legacy of the Stiff Upper Lip | Penguin | 1969 | Spine faded, light wear to edge, a few small shallow pressure marks to back cover | £20.00

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond | The Legacy of the Stiff Upper Lip | Penguin | 1969 | Spine faded, old (cheap!) ink price on ffep, one page corner folded over | £15.00

Hubert Creekmore | Cotton Country | Corgi | 1953 | cover still looks great, spine creased & chipped, a couple of pressure marks on back cover, noticeable projection about halfway along the outer edge where the book has been opened hard at some time, although the binding still seems firm | £7.50

Philip K. Dick | The Zap Gun | Dell | 1978 | light wear to cover | £20.00

Johnnny Douglas aka Richard Allen | The Last Hi-jack | New English Library | 1970 | spine lightly faded, front cover set a little forward, minor wear to cover & edge | £20.00

Burgess Drake | Chinese White | Corgi | 1954 | cover creased & worn, lower tip of closing pages creased, edge of pageblock worn | £10.00

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Blair Edwards | The Impatient Miss Blacket | Caldo | plain card cover with wrap, glued down at spine: cover & wrap are creased, with damage to the wrap at the bottom of the front cover, no problems with the text block, apart from some blotchy foxing to the ffep, outer edge is dustmarked & foxed (Stock ref 3082) | £20.00

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Harlan Ellison | Gentleman Junkie | Regency | 1961 | paperback first edition in fragile condition, long splits at edges of spine, some loss at bottom corners of spine, little crease at top corner of cover (Stock ref 3087) | £20.00

Richard Fariña | Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me | New English Library | 1968 | A handsome copy with lightly faded, lightly creased spine, paper tanned with age. | £30.00

A. H. Fitch | The White Camel Rides | C. Arthur Pearson | 1941 | damp mark in lower corner of book through entire pageblock, cover creased & worn, still looks good | £10.00

Flora Fletcher | Most Likely to Love | Monarch | 1964 | light wear to cover & edge, inked out prices on cover & ffep, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £10.00

Phyllis Gotlieb | Sunburst | Coronet | 1966 | minor wear to cover, price scratched off back cover | £5.00 

Davis Grubb | One Foot in the Grave | Arrow | 1966 | cover worn, with short splits at the lower edge & the top corner of the spine; Australian price printed on back cover | £50.00

Joan Henry | Yield to the Night | Panther | 1965 | Paperback with striking cover, which still looks impressive despite some general wear, most evident at the edges of the spine. The spine is creased, & there is a short split at the top of the join of the spine/front cover. There is a small portion of paper missing from the outer margin of p.19, which does not intrude upon the printed area of the page – I can’t tell whether this is a production fault or fingernail damage. | £35.00

John Clellon Holmes | The Horn | Ace | 1961 | A handsome copy with some wear to edges of cover. A remainder stripe & a couple of splash marks, which do not extend onto the main area of the pages, can be seen on the top edge of the page block | £20.00 

Rick Holmes | Love Under Capricorn | Monarch | 1963 | cover & edge worn, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £5.00 

Robert E. Howard | Almuric | Ace | 1964 | First book publication, light crease on cover, general moderate wear. | £10.00 

Edward Hunt | Fortune Road | Macfadden Bartell | 1971 | light wear to cover & edge, small stamp on cover | £5.00

Hank Janson | The Devil and the Deep | Compact | 1965 | small rough patch on cover where a label has been removed, white background of cover foxed, spine moderately creased, front cover set a little forward | £10.00

B. B. Johnson | Death of a Blue-Eyed Soul Brother | Warner | 1970 | Corners of cover lightly creased, label trace on front cover, predominantly white back cover marked. Hamlyn Books rubber stamp at bottom of title page. | £20.00

B. B. Johnson | Black is Beautiful | Warner | 1970 | 044692623X | Short horizontal split about three quarters of the way down the edge of the spine. Hamlyn Books rubber stamp at bottom of title page. | £20.00

Jack Kerouac | Maggie Cassidy | Avon | 1959 | Avon G-1035. Good looking copy with a little loss to extremities of spine; a short split at the top of the spine has been inconspicuously closed with transparent tape; name & traces of old pencilled price on ffep. | £20.00


Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller [pref] | The Subterraneans | Avon | 1959 | Avon T-302. Cover art looks fabulous, but somebody has used the book as a writing surface at some time, & the imprint of letters can be seen on the cover if it is tilted to the light. Book is rather slant, with the front cover set forward, first & last pages are rather foxed. Still an impressive looking copy. | £15.00

Joseph Kessel | Belle de Jour | Pan | 1965 | light wear to cover & edge | £5.00

Eric Knight AKA Richard Hallas | You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up | Black Lizard | 1986 | 0887390064 Cover & edge worn; front cover set rather forward | £20.00 

Seymour Krim | The Beats | Fawcett | 1960 | Gold Medal S982. Light crease to top corner of front cover, plain background of back cover darkened, slight ripple to upper edge of pageblock, text pages in vg condition | £15.00

Eric Lambert | The Drip Dry Man | Corgi | 1964 | light wear to cover & edge, foot of spine bumped, no problem with text pages | £5.00

Peter Leslie | The Four-letter Crowd | New English Library | 1971 | light wear to cover & edge, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £5.00 

Margaret Long | Louisville Saturday | Bantam | 1964 | light wear to cover & edge | £10.00

Roger Longrigg | Switchboard | Four Square | 1965 | minor wear to cover & edge, outer corner lightly bumped | £10.00

Richard Matheson | Shock | Corgi | 1962 | Corgi 1st print, spine creased & bumped at edge, 1cm closed tear on outer edge of back cover, general wear to cover & edge, cover design still looks great, text pages unmarked | £12.00

H. D. Miller | I Love Thee, Beast | Macfadden | 1966 | cover slightly scuffed, still looks fab | £10.00

James Moffatt aka Richard Allen | The Naked Light | New English Library | 1970 | 1st printing with minor wear to cover, small pressure mark on back cover, light creasing to spine, paper darkening with age. | £20.00

James Moffatt aka Richard Allen | The Twisted Thread | Compact | 1966 | cup ring mark on front cover, rough patch where a label has been removed; spine moderately creased; back cover scuffed; general wear to cover & edge| £10.00

Ugo Moretti | A Street in Rome | Ace, New English Library | 1962 | single light crease to spine, lower edge of back cover lightly bumped & creased | £10.00

Frank Norman | Banana Boy | Corgi | 1970 | cover a little rubbed, outer edge of cover marked, paper darkening with age | £20.00 

Frank Norman | The Guntz | Pan | 1965 | a little wear to top edge | £7.50 

Vaso Pratolini | A Tale of Poor Lovers | Ace | 1958 | Small sticker on cover, spine lightly creased, worn at extremities; front cover set a little forward; paper tanned with age | £10.00

Sax Rohmer | The Trail of Fu Manchu | Corgi | 1968 | light wear to cover & edge, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £10.00

Ross Russell | The Sound | Macfadden | 1962 | in very good condition | £20.00

Noah Sarlat | Yankee King of the Islands | Lancer books | n.d. | back cover creased, otherwise a handsome copy | £5.00

Edmund Schiddel | Love in a Hot Climate | Macfadden | 1963 | some wear to cover & edge, spine creased, front cover set a litle forward, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £5.00

Jay Scotland | Traitors’ Legion | Ace | 1963 | some wear to cover & edge, spine lightly creased, trace of removed price label on front cover, front cover set a litle forward, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £7.50

Susy Smith | Today’s Witches | Award | 1970 | light wear to cover, most evident on spine, light wear to outer edge | £25.00

Mason Southern | Juicy Lucy | Midwood | 1969 | Midwood M-125-19 The Collectors Classic Series. An apparently unread copy, with light wear to the cover, paper tanned with age. Stamp of BP SINGER FEATURES & an inked reference number on ffep. | £100.00

Alexander Trocchi | Helen and Desire | Brandon House | 1967 | cover moderately scuffed, spine lightly faded, text block in very good condition | £20.00 

Edgar Wallace | The Daffodil Mystery | Ward, Lock | n.d. | undated large format paperback with Bovril advert on back cover; cover worn, rusty mark around one of the staples with which the pageblock is bound | £10.00

Edgar Wallace | The Flying Squad | Hodder & Stoughton | n.d. | undated large format H&S Yellow Jacket softcover; rubber stamp mark on front cover | £10.00

Edgar Wallace | The India-Rubber Men | Hodder & Stoughton | n.d | undated large format H&S Yellow Jacket softcover; small splashmark on cover, mark on lower edge | £10.00

Edgar Wallace | Penelope of the Polyantha | Hodder & Stoughton | n.d. | undated large format H&S Yellow Jacket softcover; a little loss to extremities of spine | £10.00

Edgar Wallace | The Squeaker | Hodder & Stoughton | n.d. | undated large format H&S Yellow Jacket softcover | £10.00

Edgar Wallace | The Terrible People | Hodder & Stoughton | n.d. | undated large format H&S Yellow Jacket softcover; some loss to lower extremity of spine, book slightly bowed | £10.00

Marcel Wallenstein | Tuck’s Girl | Ace | 1960 | light damp mark on outer edges of cover & outer edge of pageblock; pages tanned with age | £10.00

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William Ward | Jeff Clayton’s Red Mystery or the Nihilist Conspiracy | Arthur Westbrook | cover & edge worn, paper discoloured & foxed, one page corner folded over (Stock ref 3089) | £25.00

Jerry Weil | Office Wife | Lancer Books | 1962 | very good paperback | £10.00

Kirk Westley | Shanty Boat Girl | Macfadden Bartell | 1967 | front cover set slightly forward | £10.00

Peter Wildeblood | West End People | Ace | 1959 | handsome copy; minor wear to cover, most evident on spine; paper tanned with age | £30.00

Dana Wilson | Scenario for Murder | Foulsham | 1950 | cover rather worn, still looks good | £30.00

Robert Anton Wilson | Schrodinger’s Cat: The Universe Next Door | Pocket | 1979 | good looking copy with smooth spine, light general wear to cover & edge, light foxing | £25.00

Richard Wright | Black Boy | Harborough | 1959 | Ace H269. Cover design still looks striking, but the lower corner is creased, as is spine. Back cover rather worn & marked. | £20.00

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