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...
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Together, 8 volumes. A Definitive Text, corrected by Edgar W. Smith. Illustrated with a selective collation of the original illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget & Others. 8vo, cloth backed boards; portrait medallion on front covers. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950, 1952, 1953. Fine 8 volume set, the first three volumes lacking a slipcase. Limited editions, number 1369 out of 1500.
Crowborough, Sussex: 1920. 1 page, 7 x 5.25 inches, Crowborough, Sussex, January 18 , signed "A. Conan Doyle" to stage actor Ernest Percy, in full: "I thought your performance was marvelous. You made me appreciate Shaw's genius as never before. I fear I can't help at present with this syndicate. Too many expenses." Natural folds and traces of a pencil notation but still in very good condition. Scottish writer and physician best known for his creation of Sherlock Holmes.