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"Property Protected" [story] (in Esquire, March 1937)

By: (Appel, Benjamin)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: (March 1937)

Edition: (Vol. VII, No. 3; whole No. 40)

Seller ID: 17930

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, binding (staples) firm, a bit of wear at spine ends, bumping and slight crinkling at upper right corner, one-time owner's name discreetly rubber-stamped in "q" of title on front cover]. (photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) One of the harder-to-find 1930s issues of "The Magazine for Men," despite its general lack of household-name contributors (which is to say no Fitzgerald or Hemingway), due in large measure to its inclusion of the first appearance of Pietro di Donato's "Christ in Concrete," his story of Italian-American construction workers. It's acco... View more info

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The People Talk: American Voices from the Great Depression

By: Appel, Benjamin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster/Touchstone: 1982 (c.1940)

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 3855

ISBN: 0671438093

Condition: Near Fine


[nice and tight, a little edgewear to covers, remainder stamp on bottom edge]. Trade PB Reprint of this oral history of the Great Depression, originally published in 1940; new introduction by Nathan Glazer. View more info

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The Raw Edge

By: Appel, Benjamin

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21159

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very light shelfwear, minor age-toning to edges of text block; jacket a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, slight wear at base of spine]. "A behind-the-scenes novel of the New York waterfront," by an unjustly overlooked author, once referred to (by me) as "the best damn hardboiled writer you've probably never heard of." View more info

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Dock Walloper

By: Appel, Benjamin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Lion Books, Inc. (166): 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17343

Condition: Very Good


[moderately edgeworn, light browning to page edges, hinges tender but intact]. Mass Market PB Uncommon paperback original, a collection of short pieces apparently hustled into print to capitalize on the success of Appel's previous Lion paperback, "Hell's Kitchen," which according to the possibly-hyperbolic back-cover blurb on this book had "sold nearly a million copies." This volume contains ten stories: two excerpts from the novels "Brain Guy" and "The Dark Stain"; seven reprinted from various magazines, 1933-1941; and the title story, especially written for ... View more info