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cover of The Alienist

The Alienist

by CARR, Caleb

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Published
1994
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$72.08

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New York: Random House, 1994. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (24cm); cloth-backed boards (hardcover), titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 496pp. Fine, tight copy in a price-clipped and lightly rubbed dustwrapper, Near Fine. Attractive copy of Carr's breakthrough novel, source for the 2018 television series starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning.
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cover of Raise the Titanic! [Inscribed]

Raise the Titanic! [Inscribed]

by CUSSLER, Clive

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1976
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$560.63

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New York: The Viking Press, 1976. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23cm); blue paper-covered boards and green cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in blue and gilt on spine; dustjacket; [vi],314pp. Lengthily inscribed by the author in a contemporary hand on the front endpaper: "To Tod, the woodcarver. How about doing a totem pole? It's the least a shrewd engineer… Read more
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cover of A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality

by LE CARRÉ, John (pseud. of David John Moore Cornwell)

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1963
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$1,201.35

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New York: Walker and Company, 1963. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); yellow cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; [6],7-189,[3]pp. Boards a bit splayed, upper right board corner gently tapped (though still sharp), with a tiny stain to upper edge of textblock; contents clean; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), spine a little sunned, modest… Read more
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cover of Out Of It All

Out Of It All

by SAXBY, Charles

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1941
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$200.23

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1941. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (20cm). Red cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 253pp. Very Good or better in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $2.00 at base of front flap) but with a ca 1-1/2" loss at front flap-fold, a few faint ink notes to rear cover and flap, just VG. Hubin-listed crime novel… Read more
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cover of The Dream Doctor: The New Adventures of Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective

The Dream Doctor: The New Adventures of Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective

by REEVE, Arthur B.

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$96.11

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New York: Hearst's International Library Co, 1914. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Red publisher's cloth, stamped in red and gilt; plain endpapers; [ii],379pp; 8 halftone plates. A straight, bright copy, lightly rubbed at edges, minor discoloration to endpapers, tear and printing error to p.42, else Very Good. The fourth Craig Kennedy novel.
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The Case Of The Reluctant Model

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$56.06

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1962. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); yellow paper-covered boards, titled in black on the cover and spine; dustjacket by Peter Baumann; 276pp.; minor scratch to top of textblock; spine ends gently nudged, Near Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.95 with minor rubbing, mostly to spine ends, Very Good+ or better. … Read more
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Halfway House: A Problem in Deduction

by QUEEN, Ellery [pseud. of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee]

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Published
1936
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NZ$120.14

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1936. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); light gray cloth covered boards titled in red on the cover and spine; 304pp. Top textblock shows dust soil; light toning to gutters; former owner's name inside front cover; lightly pulled hinge at title page; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket. "Joe Wilson was a poor, itinerant… Read more
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Vendetta [Signed]

by DIBDIN, Michael

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$160.18

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London: Faber and Faber, 1990. First Edition. First Impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Octavo (22cm); blue paper covered boards titled in white on the spine; dustjacket; 281pp.; Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced £12.99 net) also in Fine condition. "When Oscar Burolo turned a derelict farmhouse in the middle of Sardinia into a… Read more
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cover of Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

by HIGHSMITH, Patricia

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Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$480.54

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Boston: The Writer, Inc, 1966. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [viii],149,[3]pp. Gentle sunning to upper board edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.00), gently spine-sunned, with light rubbing to extremities, a few tiny tears, and a small patch of sticker-pull to lower left corner of… Read more
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London: Women's Press, 1987-1991. First Editions. First impressions. Three octavo volumes (20cm) in original pictorial publisher's wrappers (softcover); 196+195+212pp. Near Fine to Fine, with some mild toning to the texts of the two later titles (as usual); Report for Murder is signed by McDermid on title page. Hard to find first printings of the socialist-feminist author's first… Read more
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NZ$240.27
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The Memory Game [Signed]

by FRENCH, Nicci (pseud. of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French)

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Published
1997
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$40.05

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London: William Heinemann, 1997. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (24cm); glossy pictorial boards; dustjacket; [vi],324,[6]pp. Signed as "Nicci French" on the title page. Subtle tanning to text edges, else Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced £12.99). The English crime-fiction duo's first novel.
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Found Floating, An Inspector French Detective Story

by CROFTS, Freeman Wills

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1937
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$120.14

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); yellow cloth covered boards titled in black on the cover and spine; 299pp; Minor toning inside the covers and a faint strip to lower front board; dust soil / foxing to upper textblock; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket. "A birthday party given by William Carrington, an… Read more
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The Chinese Orange Mystery: A Problem in Deduction

by QUEEN, Ellery [pseud. of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee]

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1934
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$320.36

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); red cloth titled in black on the cover and spine; dustjacket; 300pp. Minor bump to upper front board; spine ends gently pushed; some foxing to the top edge of textblock; faint sunning to the spine; spot of foxing inside front cover; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket. … Read more
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The Memory Game [Signed by Both Authors]

by FRENCH, Nicci (pseud. of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French)

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Published
1997
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$40.05

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London: William Heinemann, 1997. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (24cm); glossy pictorial boards; dustjacket; [vi],324,[6]pp. Signed by both authors on the title page. Subtle tanning to text edges, else Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced £12.99). The English crime-fiction duo's first novel.
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Death at the President's Lodging

by INNES, Michael [John Innes Mackintosh Stewart ]

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Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$320.36

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London: Gollancz, 1936. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19vcm); black cloth covered boards, titled in orange/red on spine; 318pp; fold-out map at rear; former owner's bookplate inside front cover; tiny bookseller's ticket inside rear cover; foxing to the textblock, end papers and scattered faintly throughout the margins of the text; Very Good or better, lacking the dustjacket. … Read more
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The Door Between: A Problem in Deduction

by QUEEN, Ellery [pseud. of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee]

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Published
1937
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$80.09

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); light gray cloth covered boards titled in red on the cover and spine; 318pp. Toning to gutters; scattered staining to a few pages of the text; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket. "Karen Leith is a novelist whose fictional life and works bear a resemblance… Read more
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For Kicks

by FRANCIS, Dick

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
[1965]
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$440.50

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New York: Harper & Row, [1965]. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in white pictorial dust jacket by Frederick Banbery; [6],244pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in Very Good to Near Fine jacket, unclipped; just a trifle soiled on front panel and with mild edgewear to extremities; a trifle faded on spine, but better than usual… Read more
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An Expensive Place To Die

by DEIGHTON, Len

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$80.09

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [8],9-254,[2]pp. Faint foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 21s. net), lightly edgeworn and gently spine-sunned; Very Good+, with the publisher's original dossier and related inserts laid in. Deighton's fifth novel featuring… Read more
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One Arm

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1949
Edition
First, Limited Edition
Item Price
NZ$240.27

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New York: New Directions, 1949. First, Limited Edition. First Printing, Second State, with cancelled title page. Edition of 1500 copies. Octavo (25cm). Red cloth backstrip over blue paper covered boards decorated with white hands; red topstain; acetate jacket and slipcase with paper title label; 210pp. Mild toning to upper board edge of front cover; Near Fine. The slipcase is… Read more
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cover of The Treasure Train

The Treasure Train

by REEVE, Arthur B.

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Published
[1917]
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$120.14

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New York: Harper and Brothers, [1917]. First Edition. May 1917 printing, "E-R" to copyright page. Octavo (19.5cm). Publisher's blue cloth, stamped in black and orange; plain endpapers; [viii],[335]pp; frontispiece. Stamp of Fred Burroughs to front pastedown. A straight, bright copy, lightly rubbed, front hinge with a few perforations (internal) but sound: Very Good. The fourtheenth Craig Kennedy novel. HUBIN… Read more
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