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New York: A Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. NUMBERS 1-6. 8vo, pictorial wrappers; No. 2 is dampstained throughout in the outer margins. New York: A Harvest/HBJ Book, 1985-1986. Books are very good(+) excepting No. 2 which is dampstained. Features pieces by John Le Carre, Raymond Chandler, Georges Simenon, and others.
Royal Oak, Michigan: Jan Burke, 1997. One tipped in black-and-white plate by Phil Parks, tipped in color photographic frontis of author. Introduction by Michael Connelly. 34pp., slim 8vo, printed yellow silk moire with inlaid plate on front cover, decorative endpapers; very minor rubbing. Royal Oak, Michigan: Jan Burke, (1997). Internally fine, a near fine copy. 14 of 200 numbered copies, signed by the author, Tim Burke, Michael Connelly and Phil Parks.
Paris: Quantin, 1884. Translated into the French by Charles Baudelaire, rubricated title, illustrated with 13 engravings, tissue guards, tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/4 crimson morocco with the original printed wrappers bound in, decoratively gilt spine, marbled boards. Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. Fine.
St. Louis: Autolycus, 1973. Portrait of the author by William Eubank. Introduction, and co author on one essay, by Michael Murphy. 63pp., tall, thin 8vo, black cloth. St. Louis: Autolycus Press, (1973). A near fine copy. Contains a limited black & white photo of the author One of 500 copies signed by Starrett and Michael Murphy.
London: Whittaker & Co. Translated from the French. 4 volumes, small 12mo. 237, 266, 251, 275 pp., 4 volumes, small 12mo., 3/4 burgundy calf, marbled boards, gilt spines, rubbed, top edges gilt. London: Wittaker & Co., n.d. ca. 1840. Very good. These memoirs, published originally in French (Paris: 1828-29) are cited for their enormous influence on detective-story writers to come, especially on Poe. Vidocq's memoirs display his transition from rogue to detective. Vidocq wrote only the first volume, the others.....