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Damn Desmond Drake!, 'Sea-Lion'
1 'Sea-Lion' Damn Desmond Drake!
Hutchinson, London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
239 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. 'Sea-Lion' was the pen-name of Geoffrey Jenkins. The dustjacket has some amiable wear and scuffing. It has some storage and age marks. The dj is secure and sure. The navy blue boards are smart, healthy, contented. The page-trims are foxed. The contents, however, are most congenial and contented. They are clean, clear, certain, pleasing. fk 
Price: 118.75 USD
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Black Plumes, Allingham, Margery
2 Allingham, Margery Black Plumes
Heinemann, London 1985 0434018708 / 9780434018703 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 
197 pages (complete). Ex-library (Port Elizabeth City Library) copy with consequent labels, stamps, usage, wear. The dustjacket has an adhesive clear plastic protective cover. The dj is decent and firm. Within, the pages are contented, assured, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 11.40 USD
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Suddenly, At Singapore, Black, Gavin
3 Black, Gavin Suddenly, At Singapore
Collins, London 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
192 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is coolly assured. It does have wear, creasing, scuffing and marks. Otherwise, it is comfortable and secure. The boards have some corner knocks. They are healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, tight, certain, fresh. fk 
Price: 27.55 USD
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They Hunted a Fox, Campbell, Alice
4 Campbell, Alice They Hunted a Fox
The Crime Club, Collins 1940 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
252 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are very grubby with wear to all edges, corners and seams. They are however, benevolent and sure. Within, the early and later pages have some mild storage and handling wear and marking. The pages are by far, clean, clear, contented, competent, companionable. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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A Coffin From Hong Kong, Chase, James Hadley
5 Chase, James Hadley A Coffin From Hong Kong
Robert Hale Limited, London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fair Hardcover 
186 pages (complete). A congenial copy. The dustjacket illustration by Biro. Price not snipped (12/6) but scored through for handwritten South African price (R1.30). The dj is scuffed, worn, creased and marked. It is comfortable and secure. The are placid and neat. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are tight, clean, clear, eager - as if barely read (if at all) throughout. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Believed Violent, Chase, James Hadley
6 Chase, James Hadley Believed Violent
Robert Hale Limited, London 1968 0709101570 / 9780709101574 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fair Hardcover 
191 pages (complete). A most contented copy. The dustjacket has scuffing, wear, rubbing, shelving marks. It is even yet, comfortable and secure. The boards are steady, healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are tight, fresh, very clean and clear, companionable and unblemished. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Vulture is a Patient Bird, Chase, James Hadley
7 Chase, James Hadley Vulture is a Patient Bird
Robert Hale, London 1969 0709108966 / 9780709108962 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Hardcover 
190 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is patient, secure, comfortable. It also has wear, scuffing, marking from handling and shelving. The boards are tidy and healthy. Within, the early and later pages have handling, storage and handling related marks. The contents in general, are contented, clean, clear, competent and inviting. fk 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Father Vikenty, Chavchavadze, Paul
8 Chavchavadze, Paul Father Vikenty
W H Allen, London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
306 pages (complete). A contented copy. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is jolly, if a little worn, scuffed and marked from storage. The boards are healthy and neat. Within, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, congenial, cheerful. fk 
Price: 42.75 USD
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The End of Andrew Harrison, Crofts, Freeman Wills
9 Crofts, Freeman Wills The End of Andrew Harrison
Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London 1938 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Hardcover 
319 pages (complete). Ex-library (Berea Park Pretoria Library) copy with consequent residue, debris, annotations, marks, wear, usage, stamps. The book has also been rebound by the library. The book has been used with much contentment. The boards are scuffed and worn and marked. They are stead and sound. The leather spine has rubbing and wear. It is sure. Within, the contents have evidence of avid use throughout. There is wear and there are the occasional marks from handling. However, the pages are calm, comfortable, companionable, clear, assured. fk 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Bill Speed on Hot Ice, Donovan, J B
10 Donovan, J B Bill Speed on Hot Ice
Kingfisher Books, London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
152 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, scuffed, marked all about. It is sure and secure. The boards are healthy with mild shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most gratifying. They are very clean, clear, certain, relaxed. fk 
Price: 3.80 USD
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Witness at Large, Eberhart,  M G
11 Eberhart, M G Witness at Large
The Crime Club, Collins 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 
192 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket does have wear, scuffing and marks. Yet, it is secure and comfortable. The boards are pleasing and healthy. Within, the contents are clean, clear, companionable. fk 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Flying Finish, Francis, Dick
12 Francis, Dick Flying Finish
Michael Joseph, London 1966 First Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover 
218 pages (complete). Ex-library copy with consequent stamps, residue, marks, usage and wear. The dustjacket is marked, scuffed, creased and worn. It is comfortable and sure. The boards are tidy. They have light shelving wear. The contents have evidence of much contented use. They have some handling marks. The pages are relaxed, clear, clean, capable, competent, compelling. fk 
Price: 10.45 USD
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Mr Ball of Fire, Gray, Berkeley
13 Gray, Berkeley Mr Ball of Fire
Collins, London 1946 First Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover 
102 pages (complete). A decent enough copy. The dustjacket is torn, worn, scuffed and creased. It is secure. The boards are passive, with some light scuffing and wear. The contents are comfortable. They are clean, clear, congenial, comfortable. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Evidence of the Accused, Jeffries, Roderic
14 Jeffries, Roderic Evidence of the Accused
Collins Crime Club 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good Poor Hardcover 
192 pages (complete). A comfortable copy of this ingenious, even if shocking (or thrilling) in its amorality, crime thriller. The dustjacket is much worn, creased, marked and scuffed. It is yet, secure and sure. The boards are simple, healthy. The contents have evidence of happy use throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, agreeable. fk 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Legend, Lu, Marie
15 Lu, Marie Legend
Razorbill 2011 0141339411 / 9780141339412 Softcover Very Good No Jacket Softcover 
301 pages (complete). Pre-publication copy of trade paperback original. The covers are healthy, tidy. The contents are tight, fresh, very clean and clear : as if new throughout. fk 
Price: 23.75 USD
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The House of the Arrow, Mason, A E W
16 Mason, A E W The House of the Arrow
Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
320 pages (complete). A benign copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks from handling and storage. They are secure and sure. The contents are pleasant. The pages do have some foxing. They are otherwise clean, clear, comfortable, confident. fk 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Die By the Book, Meynell, Laurence
17 Meynell, Laurence Die By the Book
The Crime Club, Collins 1966 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 
256 pages (complete). A most pleasing copy. The dustjacket is mild-mannered. It has some light wear and scuffing and rubbing from shelving. it is comfortable and secure. The boards are very smart and healthy. The contents are most agreeable. They are very clean and clear, confident and certain - as if barely read (if at all!) throughout. fk 
Price: 49.40 USD
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Castles in the Air : Being the Adventures of M. Hector Ratichon, Orczy, Baroness
18 Orczy, Baroness Castles in the Air : Being the Adventures of M. Hector Ratichon
Cassell & Company Ltd., London bvct First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
298 pages (complete). The boards are benign and patient. They have scuffing and wear, they are comfortable and sure. The contents are most agreeable. They are clean, clear, contented, assured and amiable. fk 
Price: 7.60 USD
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French Powder Mystery : A Problem in Deduction, Queen, Ellery
19 Queen, Ellery French Powder Mystery : A Problem in Deduction
Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1970 0575004754 / 9780575004757 Reprint Hardcover Fair Poor Hardcover 
319 pages (complete). Ex-library (Roodepoort Municipal Library) copy with consequent debris, residue, stamps, labels, annotations, wear, usage, marks. Reprint of original 1930 publication. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover (much worn, scruffy). The dj has wear, residue marks, marks and rubbing. It is secure and sure. The boards are competent, they have residue marks, they are also sure and secure. The contents are comfortable. They have evidence of contented usage throughout. However, the pages are clean, clear, certain. fk 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Sporting Detective Stories, Queen, Ellery (ed)
20 Queen, Ellery (ed) Sporting Detective Stories
Faber & Faber, London 1946 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
381 pages (complete). A sure copy. The covers have wear particularly to the corners. There is gentle wear to the edges and seams. They are comfortable. Within the pages are amenable, neat, tidy, clean, clear, certain and assuring. fk 
Price: 2.85 USD
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