In the Castle of My Skin

This first edition of Lamming's debut novel has a brown dust jacket with white lettering and a black-and-white cover illustration. Some edgewear to jacket; flaps are price-clipped; inner pages faintly browned, but overall a clean copy. Endpapers and title page have illustrations by Denis Williams. An introduction by Richard Wright calls Lamming an artist with a "true gift," who "possesses a quiet and stubborn courage." 312 pages; approx. 6"x8".

  • In the Castle of My Skin
  • George Lamming
  • Denis Williams, illustrator
  • McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1954
  • First edition

Comrades of Peril

This antique hardcover Western novel has a pictorial dust jacket with a white spine and a color cover illustration. Jacket price clipped, with some mild rubbing, and edgewear; book itself is well protected in jacket, with clean pages inside. Frontispiece is a black-and-white illustration by J. Allen St. John. Dust jacket flap describes the book as "a real Western story of Wolves Hole, where bandits and cattle rustlers live out of the law's reach, and the best man is the one quickest with his gun." 349 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Comrades of Peril
  • Randall Parrish
  • A.L. Burt Co., 1919

Dude Woman

Aqua cloth cover with brown lettering.  280 pages.  Boards have very minor wear at edges.  Innerboards are slightly browned, pages are clean and crisp.  Dust jacket's color is bright and bold.  Some wear at edges and corners, with a couple instances of a piece missing, although very small.  A very scarce title, especially with dust jacket.  Jacket is now protected with a mylar covering. Owner's name neatly written on front endpaper.

  • Dude Woman
  • Peter B. Kyne
  • Grosset and Dunlap, 1940

Yield to the Night

"They lived and loved by the code of the streets." 4.25 x 7 softcover with 174 pages. Monarch Books #157. Clean and crisp copy with little wear. Pages very lightly browned.

  • Yield to the Night
  • Jack Karney
  • Monarch Books, 1960

Strange Circle

"A sensuous story of savage jealousy and strange passions in the asphalt jungles of the city." This 4.25 x 7 softcover with 155 pages. Clean and crisp, pages a bit browned. Small  mark on front cover. Beacon B281.

  • Strange Circle
  • Gale Sydney
  • Beacon Books, 1959

Wild Lovers

First edition of this vintage Orrie Hitt title, appears unread. Cover and pages clean, binding tight. Kozy Books, #K145. 

  • Wild Lovers
  • Orrie Hitt
  • Kozy Books, 1961
  • First edition

Out of This World

Penguin #537. Anthology of fantastic and unbelievable tales. Light page toning. Spine is darkened. A little cover soil. 245 pages. Works include:
H.G. Wells: "A Vision of Judgment"
Oscar Wilde: "The Canterville Ghost"
Lord Dunsany: "The Club Secretary"
Jack London: "The Scarlet Plague"
John Collier: "Evening Primrose"
John Collier: "Thus I Refute Beelzy"
Saki (H.H.Munro): "Laura"
Eric Knight: "Sam Small's Tyke"
Robert Arthur: "Satan And Sam Shay"
John Kendrick Bangs: "A Disputed Authorship"
Nelson S. Bond: "Mr Mergenthwirker's Lobblies"
Stephen Vincent Benét: "The King Of The Cats"
Julius Fast: "My Friend Merton"
Arch Oboler: "And Adam Begot"

  • Out of This World
  • Julius Fast, Editor
  • Penguin Books, 1944

Fundamentals of Telephony

This book is bound in black/green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Book has a brown paper dj with cutout on spine to show author's name; dj has kept the book's covers clean and virtually unmarked, with only slight edgewear. Inside, some light browning of pages, but most are clean.  Illustrated with diagrams, this book explains the technical points behind telephone communications. 374 pages, including index; approx. 6"x8".

  • Arthur Lemuel Albert
  • McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1943
  • First edition

Herr Lilienstengel

This German-language children's book from the author of "Pippi Longstocking" has a light brown spine with black lettering and a colorful illustrated cover. Slight edgewear; overall a clean, tight copy. Color illustrations throughout the book. This book was republished in 1995 under the English title "In the Country of the Dawn." Approx. 20 pages, 8"x10".

  • Herr Lilienstengel
  • Astrid Lindgren
  • Hans-Joachim Krantz, illustrator
  • Friedrich Oetinger Publishers, 1969