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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.
1936. T.L.S. 8vo. 1 page, on personal stationary, Guildford, Surry, July 16th 1936. Written to fellow mystery writer Dennis Wheatley, thanking him for his gift of a copy of "Murder Off Miami". In part: "...The splendor of your idea for the book overwhelms me. It really is a quite thrilling scheme and I am sure will meet with enormous success. The execution also seems to me entirely worthy of the idea. The reproductions are extraordinarily good. Please accept my hearty...
Surrey: 1932. Fine content T.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, Rose Cottage, Surrey, May 31, 1921, in small part: "...That was a most interesting paragraph of Vincent Starrett's about the "Sea Mystery". I don't know if you are aware that that estuary, the towns, roads, railways and bridges are all really there in South Wales, exactly as described... I never can decide whether using real places is worth while. It makes a story more interesting for those who know the area, but...
Norwalk: Easton, 1981. A Definitive Text, Corrected Edited by Edgar W. Smith. Illustrated with a selection of the originals by Steele, Paget, and others. 764 pages. Thick 8vo, gilt-stamped black leather, a.e.g. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1981). Fine. [Single Volume Edition] containing: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Twelve Adventures, originally published as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and the Twelve Adventures originally published as "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1987. Color frontispiece by Herbert Tauss. 459 pages, 8vo, pictorial gilt and red stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, floral endpapers. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1987. A fine copy aside for previous owner's embossed stamp on the half title page. A somewhat scarce book. "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."