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1 BAXT, GEORGE Swing Low, Sweet Harriet
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 
First Edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with one tiny chip and some very minor shelf soiling. Author's second book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 BIGGERS, EARL DERR The House Without a Key
New York Otto Penzler 1996 
An exact facsimile edition of the 1925 first edition as published by Bobbs-Merrill of this detective fiction classic, the first Charlie Chan novel, reproducing all the original interior pages as well as the binding and the striking and colorful dust jacket showing a lovely beach scene in Honolulu. Wonderfully realized. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 BURKE, JAMES LEE Cimarron Rose
London Orion 1997 
First Edition preceding the American edition. As new in dust jacket. Edgar Award winner. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 CAIN, JAMES M. & GILBERT MALCOLM 79th Division Headquarters Troop - A Record
1919 
First Edition of James M. Cain Rare First Book. A history of Cain's army unit in World War I, printed in a tiny quantity exclusively for the members of his unit. Hardbound in full blue cloth with gilt-stamping. Inscribed in an unknown hand on the front free endpaper: “To Francis W. Kemble. With the best wishes of Headquarters Troop 79th Division.” Near fine clean copy with the gilt-stamping bright. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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5 CHANDLER, RAYMOND Backfire. Story for the Screen. Preface by Robert B. Parker
Santa Barbara Santa Teresa Press 1984 
First Edition. Proof copy so-stamped by the publisher for a limited edition of 326 copies (the entire and only edition) printing this Chandler work for the first time. Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 CHANDLER, RAYMOND Backfire. Story for the Screen. Preface by Robert B. Parker
Santa Barbara Santa Teresa Press 1984 
First Edition. Proof copy so-stamped by the publisher for a limited edition of 326 copies printing this Chandler work for the first time. Fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 CHANDLER, RAYMOND Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller. The Screenplay of Playback
London Harrap 1985 
First Edition - British. Robert B. Parker wrote the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Big Sleep
New York Otto Penzler 1996 
An exact facsimile edition of the 1939 first edition as published by Knopf of this detective fiction classic reproducing all of the original interior pages as well as the binding and the striking and colorful dust jacket. Mint in a mint dust jacket. Wonderfully realized. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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9 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Big Sleep
New York Knopf 1939 
First Edition. Advance reading copy in specially printed wrappers. The front cover reads: “IN 1929 WE GAVE YOU HAMMETT, IN 1934 WE GAVE YOU CAIN, IN 1939 WE GIVE YOU RAY CHANDLER AND THE BIG SLEEP. We predict that The Big Sleep will duplicate the success of The Thin Man and The Postman Always Rings Twice, and will promote it and advertise it accordingly. Read this copy now for your pleasure”. Paperbound. Some restoration to the spine by an expert paper conservationist, some rubbing, dust-soiling, and general wear as usual, else very good. Enclosed in a custom cloth box. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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10 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The Finger Man
New York Avon 1946 
First Edition. Paperback original. Very good in wrappers. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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11 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The High Window
New York Knopf 1942 
First Edition. The book is a near fine tight copy in an attractive dust jacket with a little darkening at spine, one half inch tear, a few minute random nicks and rubs at the extremities. Chandler's third Philip Marlowe mystery novel and the basis of the film, The Brasher Doubloon, starring George Montgomery. 
Price: 5500.00 USD
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12 CHANDLER, RAYMOND The High Window
New York Knopf 1942 
First Edition. Ex-lending library copy with ink stamps and tape marks on the front and rear endpapers otherwise very good copy in an attractive facsimile dust jacket. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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13 CHRISTIE, AGATHA A Caribbean Mystery
New York Dodd, Mead 1964 
First Edition - American. Near fine copy in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some sunning to the spine and a touch of rubbing to the front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Cards on the Table
New York Dodd, Mead 1937 
First Edition - American. Very good lightly used copy with a split at the front hinge in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some creasing and small chips and slight darkening to the spine. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Mistress of Mystery
New York Dodd, Mead 1967 
Second printing. Very good lightly used copy in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny edge nicks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Passenger to Frankfurt
New York Dodd, Mead 1970 
First Edition - American. Very good copy in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some tiny tears and light darkening at the spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Poirot Loses a Client
Cleveland World 1944 
Reprint. A used and lightly dust soiled copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Remembered Death
New York Dodd, Mead 1945 
First Edition - American. Very good copy with a hint of fraying at the top of the spine in a chipped and torn dust jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Sleeping Murder
New York Dodd, Mead 1976 
Second printing. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Miss Marple's last case. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 CHRISTIE, AGATHA Starring Miss Marple. Three Classic Mysteries: A Murder is Announced, The Body in the Library, and Murder with Mirrors
New York Dodd, Mead 1977 
First Edition Thus. Near fine in a near fine bright very lightly used dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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