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pre-1970 paperbacks

VINTAGE PAPERBACKS

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1 AITKEN, James - editor English Letters of the XIX Century
UK Pelican 1946 first Pelican Edition rinted Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 7 
A selection of letters from lkiterary figures of 19th century England. 188pp. Clean, unmarked copy, interior pages browned. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Pelican A164. Lettermail size. Please Note Because of high postal rates, especially within Canada, we recommend ordering multiple books to lower the average cost of postage per title. It may not be viable to pay postage for one inexpensive book. However, books qualifying for lettermail rates are quite cheap to post. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Vanguard from Alpha / The Changeling Worlds, ALDISS, Brian W.; BULMER, Kenneth
2 ALDISS, Brian W.; BULMER, Kenneth Vanguard from Alpha / The Changeling Worlds
New York Ace Books 1959 First Ace Printing Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback Double 6.5 
Two complete Science Fiction Novels bound, back-to-back, inverted, in one book. Ace D-369. 109pp + 144pp. Bright, clean copy. mUnmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Slight wear here and there. Lower corner crease to 'Vanguard...'. Weight, 128g. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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The New Peter Arno Pocket Book, ARNO, Peter
3 ARNO, Peter The New Peter Arno Pocket Book
New York Pocket Books Inc. 1955 First Printing Printed Card Wrappers About Fine Vintage Pocketbook 6.5" Tall Peter Arno 
A book or cartoons by Peter Arno, 'America's most sophisticated artist'. PocketBook 1087. 128pp. Bright, clean and unread. Unmarked. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. Virtually no evidence of use or handling. Our highest grade for vintage paperbacks. Weight, 110g. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Buried Alive, BENNETT, Arnold
4 BENNETT, Arnold Buried Alive
New York Editions for the Armed Services c1944 First Edition for the Armed Services Stapled Wrappers About VG Vintage Pocketbook 
WWII edition for the Armed Services. Small, oblong format with two columns of text. 253pp. Interior lightly browned. Stapled binding is tight and sound. Unmarked. Slight wear to wrappers in the form of hairline, surface creases. Soild copy. Weight, 80g. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Way of a Dame, BENNETT, Fletcher
5 BENNETT, Fletcher The Way of a Dame
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Neva Paperbacks 1963 First Printing Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 6.5 
'When you meet a female to whom sex is a way of life...watch out, friend...you can get more than you paid for - or wanted'. An Original Playtime Book 625. 160pp, GGA cover art. Clea interior, pages lightly browned. Old booksellers stamps to the inside of the front cover, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, slight wear to foot of spine. Weight, 83g. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Charlie Chan Carries On, BIGGERS, Earl Derr
6 BIGGERS, Earl Derr Charlie Chan Carries On
New York Avon Books 1951 First Avon Printing Printed Card Wrappers Very Good Vintage Paperback 6.5 Ray Johnson 
Avon 350. A volume in the celebrated Charlie Chan series. Great pulp art, GGA cover by Ray Johnson. 223pp.Interior pages lightly browned. Unmarked. Slight irregularity to spine where glue has set in a slight, irregular forward lean. Very faint upper corner crease to front. Moderate corner crease to lower corner of rear wrapper. No creases to spine. Still a very attractive, displayable front wrapper. Weight, 120g. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Angry Espers / The Puzzle Planet, BIGGLE JR., Lloyd; LOWNDES, Robert A.
7 BIGGLE JR., Lloyd; LOWNDES, Robert A. The Angry Espers / The Puzzle Planet
New York Ace Books 1961 Ace D-485 Printed Card Wrappers Good VG Vintage Paperback 6.5 Valigursky / Emsh 
Volume containing two, complete, back-to-back science fiction novels. 136pp + 119pp, art-drawen wrappers. Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Minor wear to spine edges & reading creasesarallel to spine. Weight, 128g. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Young Wife, BLIGH, Norman
8 BLIGH, Norman Young Wife
New York Venus Books/Star Guidance 1952 Second Edition Printed Card Wrappers Good Plus Softcover Digest Size [5.5 
'The Passionate story of all women married to older men!'. Venus Books 177. An Original novel. GGA cover art. 129pp. Interior is clean and unmarked, lightly tanned. Binding is tight and square. No creasing to the spine. Slight wear to some edges. Light diagonal crease to front [see scan]. Weight, 97g. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Hill Billy in High Heels, BOGAR, Jeff
9 BOGAR, Jeff Hill Billy in High Heels
New York & Winnipeg Stallion Books First Edition Printed Wrappers Good to Very Good Vintage Digest Paperback 5.5 
A paperback original novel. Printed in Canada. Stallion Books on title page. Stallion N0. 201 to front cover. Uni No. 65 printed on spine. 124pp. Interior unmarked, pages browning. Front wrappers with colorfull GGA illustration - 'She was sixteen...and true to the code of the hills...ripe for love!'. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Near display quality front panel. Book slightly 'wavy' along spine as is often the case with these books. Undated, circa 1954. Weight, 90g. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Glass Lady, BORDAGES, Asa
10 BORDAGES, Asa The Glass Lady
New York City Lion Books 1951 First Lion Printing Printed Wraps Good VG Vintage Paperback 6.5 
Lion 56. 'A Woman shocks Greenwich Village' - 'dark streets of queer people and shocking love'. 156pp. Bright, clean interiuor. Tight, square binding. No creases to spine. Bright GGA front cover. Weight, 90g. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Silent Wings, BOWEN, Robert Sidney
11 BOWEN, Robert Sidney Silent Wings
Derby, CT Monarch Books 1964 First Printing Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 7 Harry J. Schaare 
Juvenile novel. 'The exciting adventures of a young airline pilot in the rugged mountains of Wyoming'. Monarch Books 430. 126pp. Bright, clean, above-average condition. No spine creases. Weight, 77g. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Borrowed Husband, BRANCH, Florenz
12 BRANCH, Florenz Borrowed Husband
Toronto Derby Publishing 1950 First Edition Printed Card Wrappers Good VG Vintage Paperback 7 
Vintage Canadian Paperback, Derby 12. 1st printing, 160pp. GGA cover art. Binding is tight, no spine creases. Front cover is quite bright with tiny corner creases the only defect. Good VG. Weight, 106g. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Smiling Desperado, BRAND, Max
13 BRAND, Max Smiling Desperado
New York Pocket Books Inc. 1957 First Paperback Printing Printed Card Wrappers Very Good Vintage Pocketbook 6.5" Tall George Gross 
'The slam bang story of an outlaw who thrived on danger'. Pock Books #1168. Interior is clean and unmarked. Pages lightly and evenly browned. Binding is tight with a slight forward lean. No spine creases but wear to spine edges. Painted front wrapper is very bright and unmarked. Rear wrapper is in similar condition. Display quality. Weight, 100g. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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The Thirty-Nine Steps, BUCHAN, John
14 BUCHAN, John The Thirty-Nine Steps
London Pan 1964 12th Pan Printing Printed Card Wrappers Fine Vintage Paperback 18cm Peff 
Vintage paperback edition of the celebrated spy thriller. Pan Books G218. 137pp. This copy features wonderful cover art by Peff and is in display quality condition - bright, clean, unmarked with a tight, square binding, no spine creases. A beauty. Lettermail. Weight, 97g. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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High Sierra, BURNETT, W. R.
15 BURNETT, W. R. High Sierra
New York Avon Book Co. 1946 Reprint. First Avon Printed card wrappers Good Plus Vintage Digest paperback 7.5" tall 
Murder Mystery Monthly No. 40. Digest size. 165pp. Interior browned. Binding is tight but spine somewhat rolled and leaning slightly forward. Wear to spine edges but no creasing to spine. Fading [?] to front, or gradation in color from top to bottom. Inquire for more info. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Place Called Estherville, CALDWELL, Erskine
16 CALDWELL, Erskine Place Called Estherville
Canada Signet Books 1952 First Signet Printing Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 7" Tall James Avati 
A vintage novel of miscegenation and racism in the South. A story of two mulattos - a brother and sister and of the cruel and irresponsible white men and women who pursued them. Written by the master of this genre. Front cover illustrated by one the all-time greats of papertback illustration, James Avati. Signet #918. 189pp. Interior clean and unmarked, but browned as usual. Tight, square binding with no creasing to the spine. Undoubtedly unread. Bright, almost flawless fron t cover. Rear cover shows minor soiling. A well above average copy of display quality. Weight, 106g. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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THis Very Earth, CALDWELL, Erskine
17 CALDWELL, Erskine THis Very Earth
New York Signet/NAL 1951 First PB Printing Printed Card Wrappers Near Fine Vintage Paperback 7 James Avati 
A novel of the South. First published in 1948. Signet No 838. Grteat 'painted' cover by James Avati. 158pp. Interior browning asusual. Binding is very tight and square. No spine crese. Faint crease parallel to spine ojn front wrapper. Appears unused. Tiny wear at foot of spine. Weight, 101g. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Frenchie, CHARLSON, David
18 CHARLSON, David Frenchie
New York Venus Books 1952 First Edition Printed Wrappers Very Good Vintage Digest Paperback 5.5 
Vintage, digest-sized paperback.An original novel, published here for the first time, not a reprint.Venus No. 134. 129pp. GGA cover art. Photo illustration on rear wrapper. Interior is clean and unmarked, pages browning as usual. Stapled binding is s ound. Minor wear to spine edges. Slight surface wear. Decent copy. Weight, 100g. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Murder on the Links, CHRISTIE, Agatha
19 CHRISTIE, Agatha The Murder on the Links
UK Great Pan G323 1960 Reprint Edition Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Vintage Paperback 7" Tall 
Vintage edition of a murder mystery featuring, 'Poirot - and the case of the murdered millionaire'. Vintage edition of the 1923 original. Colorful art-painted cover. Clean unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. Slight wear to some edges. Weight, 106g. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Science Fiction Omnibus, CONKLIN, Groff - Editor
20 CONKLIN, Groff - Editor Science Fiction Omnibus
New York Berkeley Pub. Co 1956 First Berkley Printing Printed Card Wrappers Good VG Vintage Paperback 16.5 Cm Powers 
Anthology of 11 short pieces of science fiction by some of the masters of the genre - Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Murray Leinster, John D. MacDonald, Anthony Boucher, Isaac Asimov and others. Berkley books, G-31. 187pp. Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Virtually no wear to the spine edges but a light reading crease parallel to the spine on the front panel. Attractive front panel art by Powers. Weight, 107g. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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