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Perilous Love

By: Riddell, Florence

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16527

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[ex-lending library book with associated label on front pastedown and stamp on ffep, no other library markings; spine slightly turned, light shelfwear, bottom front corner bumped slightly exposing board; jacket moderately worn and lightly soiled but still attractive, only library marking is a small label with a handwritten number, near top of spine (but not obscuring any text)]. A tale of the Foreign Legion -- "....and with horrible suddenness a cataclysm descended ... View more info

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When a Man Marries

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1909)

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 17473

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[a lovely copy, minor wear to cloth at spine extremities, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket is bright and attractive, with a little wear at corners, small tears at a couple of corners, tiny chip at bottom rear corner of spine]. (color frontis. + 2 color plates; line drawings) Rinehart had already made her name with her first two novels, "The Circular Staircase" (1908) and "The Man in Lower Ten" (1909) -- both mysteries -- when her hit Broadway farce ... View more info

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Roger the Lodger

By: Roberts, Elizabeth R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5899

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [bumped corners, otherwise a solid, clean copy with a trace of edge-soiling; jacket worn/chipped along top edge, some paper loss at top of spine, one tiny tear at bottom front hinge; still an attractive jacket with amusing cartoon illustration on front panel]. "A novel (only by the skin of its teeth) that bites hilariously into the housing shortage!" View more info

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Heat Wave

By: Robins, Denise

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press: 1930

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19716

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless, tight and clean with no discernible wear, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket shows just a touch of wear at spine ends]. "A story of the tea-planters of the Malay States -- and their wives." The author, working "with a magic pen and an eye for far countries and exotic scenery, and above all an understanding of the hearts of men and women" -- but possibly one of the wors... View more info

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The Secret That Was Kept; a study in fear

By: Robins, Elizabeth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19287

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, soft diagonal bend to top corners of a group of about a dozen pages; jacket is moderately edgeworn, with a few insignificant tears and nicks "In an atmosphere of good breeding, wealth and respectability June Purdey's life seemed commonplace enough until scandal and disgrace shattered her complacency. Her husband, James Storey Purdey, suddenly becomes a fugitive from justice, an embezzler and a bankrupt. In her search for peace June meets Terrence... View more info

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Callingham's Girl

By: Roche, Arthur Somers, and Ethel Pettit Roche

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14666

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, half of ffep torn away, light dampstain on rear cover, spine turned, front jacket text glued to front pastedown]. Scarce crime novel in which a detective and an orchestra leader team up to solve the murder of a notorious gamber/gangster. "A vivid picture of New York after dark. Gangsters, chorus girls, and society looking for a thrill, move through these pages, adding color and character to a story that races along on a high... View more info

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Limelight

By: Rockey, Howard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1927)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20313

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a touch of fraying at base of spine, light dust-soiling to top edge, no other significant wear; jacket lightly rubbed, with various small nicks and tears, tiny piece missing at bottom right corner of front panel]. "A modern romance that moves with thrilling swiftness before and behind the curtain of the operatic stage. It tells the story of a young American girl and her struggle to gain the limelight." View more info

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The Secret of the Flames

By: Rodd, Ralph (pseud. for William North)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19386

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[light wear to lower spine extremities, otherwise a solid clean book, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket shows a little wear along bottom edge, tiny nick near lower right corner of front panel, 1.5" closed tear at bottom front hinge]. "Fire! A lonely cottage on a desert-heath, a cottage in flames! Face pressed to the window, the stranger witnesses -- murder or suicide? Then the girl upstairs, ... View more info

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The Towers Inheritance

By: Rodgers, Catherine

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16609

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[book is lightly worn at extremities, with a bit of dust-soiling to the top edge; jacket shows moderate overall wear, a little soiling and creasing to rear panel, a bit of crinkling at spine ends]. The only novel by this Alabama-born-and-bred author (1916-2004), who began writing short stories at the age of seven. Becoming, in her words, "increasingly obsessed with the desire to write" as she grew older, she sold her first story to a Birmingham newspaper in 193... View more info

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Hell is Relative

By: Rose, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press, Inc.: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9495

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[solid copy, worn at spine ends, moderate soiling to page edges, bookstore stamp on rear pastedown; jacket soiled/rubbed, several tiny tears/chips]. A novel of prostitution, about "a girl who becomes so inextricably involved in the clutches of vice that death provides her only escape. [The book] has the unmistakable ring of truth because it is based on the story told the author, a nurse, by one of her patients who had actually lived it." View more info

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The Boy in the Sun

By: Rosenfeld, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17555

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [reading copy only, well-worn at extremities (boards exposed in many spots), general external soiling, front hinge weak, rear hinge cracked, etc.; text itself is clean and complete]. "In this moving, psychological portrait of an embryonic artist, the author has expressed the tragic conflict between an humiliated father and his impressionable son. [The book] is the song of an individual and of life. Mortified by the misadventure of his father, David ... View more info

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He Ran All the Way

By: Ross, Sam

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18895

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight fraying at bottom corners, spine slightly turned; jacket a bit faded at spine, shallow chipping at spine ends, several tears (with associated creasing) at corner of rear panel, light overall rubbing/soiling].4736 Suspense thriller set in Chicago. The basis for the unfortunate John Garfield's unfortunate last film (1951), a muddled and generally unconvincing minor noir. View more info

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Kilometer 95

By: Russcol, Herbert, and Margalit Banai

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1958

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1804

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dj


[book shows wear at top corners and top of spine, a couple of tiny dents at bottom; jacket heavily worn, with various small tears, small missin pieces, back cover heavily rubbed, etc.]. "The first novel to have come straight from inside the Israel of the late fifties, and to shed light on the border clashes leading up to the Sinai War between Israel and Egypt. It provides a moving, fascinating picture of life as it is right now, today, in Tel Aviv and on the Gaza bor... View more info

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Lake Front

By: Russell, Ruth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Thomas S. Rockwell Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4057

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[good solid copy, top edge darkened but patterned cloth covers clean & attractive; jacket is missing an irregular strip (about six inches long and 1/2" wide at its widest) along the fore-edge of the front panel, and a couple of small pieces along the top edge]. (woodcuts) A sort of kaleidoscopic-historical-fiction kind of a thing, set in Chicago and environs, with stories, or vignettes, or whatever they are, presented chronologically and dated from 1675 through 1894.... View more info

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Robert Cain

By: Russell, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22468

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, but with much external soiling to yellow cloth-covered boards; "Property of Vanguard Films, Inc." stamped on both endpapers and several other pages, ffep bears a label from the Myron Selznick & Company Agency]. Novel of a young misfit in a small Mississippi town, where the racial injustice he despises eventually breaks his spirit. His best friend is a mixed-race man who marries a white woman. For some reason the American edition o... View more info

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Men Call It Love

By: Sabastien, Inez

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1926)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16578

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, teensy-tiny bump to bottom front corner, very light soiling to covers]. (B&W frontispiece) A novel of adulterous goings-on, with a terrific dedication: "To all the women who have said: 'I wish I was my husband's mistress, instead of his wife.'" View more info

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In the Shadow of the Guillotine; comprising: Scaramouche; The Marquis of Carabas; The Lost King [Omnibus Edition]

By: Sabatini, Rafael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1956 (c.1955)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition? (see note)

Seller ID: 17018

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid book, light soiling to page edges, small tear at bottom of ffep, a couple of tiny nicks in cloth at edge of front cover; jacket has been nibbled at by some insect, apparently, resulting in several holes along the front hinge, another at right-hand side of front panel, various other small tears and nicks, still reasonably presentable in new jacket protector]. Third volume in the "Omnibus Edition" of Sabatini's works, containing three books tied together by... View more info

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These Foolish Things

By: Sadleir, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1937

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 18613

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid, clean book, minor shelfwear, very slight bump to bottom rear corner]. Romantic reverie by this noted British publisher and bibliophile, best known (if known at all these days) for his scandalous 1940 novel "Fanny by Gaslight." (The book's title derives from a Irving Berlin song, musically quoted preceding the half-title page.) View more info

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Is a Ship Burning?

By: Sale, Richard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3860

Condition: Very Good+


(orange cloth; no dust jacket) [review copy with publisher's slip affixed to ffep; exceptionally clean copy, minimal wear, spine cloth a little faded, faint crescent mark (beverage ring?) stain at top edge of front cover]. Novel of a shipboard disaster in the Caribbean, by the author of "Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep," who later went on to a notable career as a Hollywood screenwriter and sometime producer/director. View more info

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The Most Beautiful Woman

By: Sallo, Jacob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17545

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear and light bumping at spine ends, top front corner also very slightly bumped; jacket age-toned, with a bit of wear at extremities, small tears with slight paper loss at top of spine, small stain at bottom edge of rear panel]. A "strange and fascinating novel [about] an illegitimate child who becomes a modern Jezebel. Through the clever use of her angelic, innocent-seeming beauty, Edna Mae conquers, then destroys, all who cross her path. In Farmdale, ... View more info