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A PRAED STREET DOSSIER

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Mycroft & Moran, 1968

Edition: [First edition]


Essentially a "Marginalia" volume by Derleth highlighting his most famous creation, Solar Pons. Derleth provides background information of the origins of the tales, Dr. Parker's background and the Notebooks of Dr. Parker. Additionally there are two "off-trail" Pons tales co-written by Mack Reynolds. [2904 copies printed]. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. A fine copy in d.j. View more info

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IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1945

Edition: [First Edition]


The premiere SOLAR PONS book—12 Adventures of The—Frightened Baronet, Late Mr. Faversham, Black Narcissus, Norcross Riddle, Retired Novelist, Three Red Dwarves, Southeby Salesman, Purloined Periapt, Limping Man, Seven Passengers, Lost Holiday, Man with the Broken Face. Introduction by Vincent Starrett. [3604 copies]. A fine, fresh copy in price-clipped d.j., tiny 1/4" moisture stain on rear of d.j. View more info

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JOHN LE CARRE´: THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD—After 50 years, still the cornerstone of Spy fiction!

By: LE CARRE´, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, 1963.

Edition: [First Edition].


TSWCIFTC was a sensation when first released in the early years of the turbulent 1960's. The rawness and "great actuality" —as described by J.B. Priestly—shocked the general populace and made Ian Fleming's 007 appear a caricature. More than fifty years later it remains the standard against which every spy thriller is measured.— a true classic, and one of the great books of 20th century fiction. Previous owner's signatures, slight tweak to binding, age dusting to pa... View more info

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MR. FAIRLIE'S FINAL JOURNEY

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Mycroft & Moran, 1968

Edition: [First edition]


The only Solar Pons novel published. 1968 was a very busy year for August Derleth, with the publication of three titles from Arkham House, and five from M & M. Perhaps Derleth sensed his own mortality was drawing near. [3493 copies printed]. A ffresh bright, unread copy, with perhaps a trace of rub to d.j. First state d.j. with $3.50 price. View more info

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STEPHEN KING: CUJO—Limited to 750 SIGNED, ESPECIALLY BOUND COPIES!

By: KING, Stephen

Price: $900.00

Publisher: New York, The Mysterious Press, 1981

Edition: [First edition]


A favorite of the author. The last thing you ever want to happen to your favorite pet. Think of an updated "Old Yeller!" A very handsome book, bound from the Viking Publishers sheets but in a handsome decorated cloth binding and cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 750 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies as stated in the colophon. Issued w/o d.j. View more info

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE ORIENT EXPRESS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Candlelight Press, 1965

Edition: 2nd printing


A Solar Pons tale long enough to issue as a separate chapsized booklet. Verty attractive little booklet illustrated most effectively by Henry Lauritzen. SIGNED, with "Best Wishes" by the author. Issued in a small edition, the booklet was reprinted the same year. Corner bumped, else a fine fresh copy. View more info

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The CASEBOOK OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1965

Edition: [First Edition]


The fifth SOLAR PONS book—12 Adventures of The—Sussex Archers, Haunted Library, Fatal Glance, Intarsia Box, Spurious Tamerlane, China Cottage, Ascot Scandal, Crouching Dog, Missing Huntsman, Amateur Philologist, Whispering Knights, Innkeeper's Clerk. Foreword by Vincent Starrett, Lyndon Parker, by Michael Harrison, Afterword by Luther Norris. [3020 copies printed]. Exceptional copy in d.j. View more info

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THE RETURN OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1958

Edition: [First Edition]


The third SOLAR PONS book—13 Adventures of The—Lost Dutchman, Devil's Footprints, Dorrington Inheritance, Triple Kent,Rydberg Numbers, Grice-Paterson Curse, Stone of Scone, Remarkable Worm,Penny Magenta, Trained Cormorant, Camberwell Beauty, Little Hangman, and Swedenborg Signatures. Introduction by Edgar W. Smith. [2079 copies]. Reprints the stories in 3 PROBLEMS FOR SOLAR PONS. A sharp, crisp copy, just a suggesting of age to d.j. View more info

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WILBUR, THE TRUSTING WHIPPOORWILL

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Stanton & Lee, 1959

Edition: [First Edition]


A satire in the form of a juvenile, profusely illustrated by the humorist, Clare Victor Dwiggins. Only [990 copies printed]. A fine copy in d.j. View more info