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

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

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

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 

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

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

Robin Cook aka Derek Raymond | The Tenants of Dirt Street | Panther | 1972 | 1st paperback printing with rather worn cover, creased spine. The book still looks good, & there is no problem with the text block apart from the inevitable tanning of the paper with age. | £20.00

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

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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

Ian Fleming | Casino Royale | Pan | 1955 | Pan 334 | 2nd impression of Pan edition. Front cover looks very good indeed, but has a light diagonal reading crease, & is a little bumped at lower corner. The edges of the spine are split from about two thirds of the way down, & the folds of the spine have been neatly reinforced at some time on the reverse of the cover. Text pages are in very good condition. | £50.00

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 

Frank Gruber | The French Key | Belmont | 1964 | light wear to cover & edge, artwork still looks good, no problem with text pages | £7.50 

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

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

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 | Ride the Nightmare | Consul | 1959 | Paper darkened with age, top edge marked, still looks fabulous | £40.00

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

Graham McInnes | Lost Island | Signet | 1955 | spine creased & worn, with a little loss at the foot | £10.00

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, Raymond Chandler [intr.] | Bang to Rights | Pan | 1961 | first Pan printing, an otherwise crisp looking copy with a small mark on the outer edge of the pageblock | £20.00

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

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 

Peter van Greenaway | The Crucified City | Pan | 1965 | a handsome copy, with the front cover set slightly forward, light crease to the upper tip of the first few pages | £30.00

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

 
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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

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Cornell Woolrich | Nightmare | Dell | 1964 | Cover worn, most evidently on outer edge, light damp stain to upper edge of page block | £20.00

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Cornell Woolrich | Rendezvous in Black | Ace | no date | £10.00

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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