Friday, January 6, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update 1/06/2012

Next week is known around here as Sherlock Week! Every year, the Baker Street Irregulars descend on New York for their yearly shindig (I mean formal dinner) to celebrate the great sleuth’s birthday. The emphasis for the week will be on all things Sherlockian and next Friday, January 13th, we will be hosting our annual Open House from 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Hope to see you here.


Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George will go on sale next Tuesday. The latest mystery featuring Inspector Lynley is signed on a tipped-in page. A Soft-Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $28.95

So we can’t count! We thought we had ordered the correct number of copies of the U.K. Edition of The Drop by Michael Connelly to fulfill our pre-orders. However, it seems that we have some left over. If you ordered a copy and didn’t receive it, please let us know. The U.K. Edition is the true first trade edition of this title. $48.00

More after the jump!


The Prisoner by Boileau & Narcejac, Hutchinson, London. 1957. First English Edition. $350.00

Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. By the authors of the books on which such films as Vertigo and Diabolique were based. A very fine, tight copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket with a bit of wear at spinal extremities and corners. Very scarce.

Deceiver’s Door by Christopher B. Booth, Chelsea, NY. 1929. First Edition. $100.00

The adventures of a gentleman who has proclaimed himself "the greatest criminal in the world." Front hinge cracked, else about fine in fine pictorial dust jacket with minor chipping at spinal extremities.

The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, John Lane, NY. 1911. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Important Queen’s Quorum title. About fine with no wear.

Fatal Descent by Carter Dickson (with John Rhode), Dodd Mead, NY. 1939. First U.S. Edition. $450.00

A sliver of darkening at top of spine, else exceptionally fine and bright copy in a price-clipped dust jacket that is quite chipped at top and bottom of spine. Very scarce in jacket.

Wild Horses by Dick Francis, Scorpion Press, Bristol. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Limited to only 99 copies, handsomely bound in marbled boards and quarter leather. With an appreciation by H.R.F. Keating. As new in glassine dust jacket.

"C" Is for Corpse" by Sue Grafton, Holt, NY. 1986. Advance Proof Copy. $450.00

Author’s third Kinsey Milhone novel, preceding the hardcover first edition by several months. A very fine, clean, fresh copy in the original wrappers.

Black Sunday by Thomas Harris, Putnam, NY. 1975. First Edition. $125.00

Author’s first novel preceding his Hannibal Lecter thrillers. A fine copy with two dust jackets, neither of which is price-clipped. One jacket is clean but has a triangular chip out of the front panel; the other has general wear with small chips and nicks and a closed tear.

Finding Moon by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

The limited edition of 300 copies signed by Hillerman. As new in slipcase.

The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

The limited edition of 300 copies signed by Hillerman. As new in slipcase.

Number Seven Queer Street by Margery Lawrence, Mycroft & Moran, Sauk City, WI. 1969. First Edition. $75.00

One of 2,000 copies. Five stories featuring psychic detective Miles Pennoyer. Very fine in dust jacket, which is slightly tanned at the spine.

The Dead are Discreet by Arthur Lyons, Mason & Lipscomb, NY. 1974. First Edition. $450.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Odds Against Tomorrow by William McGivern, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1957. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $300.00

The basis for the 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte, the first film noir of the classic era to feature a black actor. Very good in a lightly chipped and soiled dust jacket. Scarce. With a long inscription on the front endpaper by the author.

Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh, Sheridan, NY. 1941. First U.S. Edition. $250.00

A fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Scarce in dust jacket.

God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker, Andre Deutsch, London. 1975. First U.K. Edition. $150.00

Author’s scarce second novel. Fine in dust jacket.

The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1978. First Edition. $100.00

Author’s excellent fifth Spenser novel. Page tops dusty, else fine in dust jacket.

Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1980. First Edition. $125.00

Top corner of spine bumped, else a fine copy in dust jacket.

Cockfighter by Charles Willeford, Chicago Paperback, Chicago. 1962. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback original. Precedes revised hardcover edition. Book is cocked, previous bookseller stamps on first page and front cover, price marked in red in large numbers also on cover. General creasing and rubbing. Still, text is clean and tight. An opportunity to get the true first edition at a great price.

A Guide for the Underhemorrhoided by Charles Willeford, Star Publishing, FL. 1977. First Edition. SIGNED. $350.00

Limited to 1,000 copies, privately printed by the author. Fine in dust jacket. Signed on front end-paper. An unusual memoir from this popular noir author.

Tucker’s People by Ira Wolfert, Fischer, NY. 1943. First Edition. $1,250.00

Basis for the famous noir film, Force of Evil, directed by Abraham Polonsky and starring John Garfield. A fine copy in the scarce second issue dust jacket, which is price-clipped, chipped at the head of the spine, and has tan stains on rear panel.


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