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“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : BED-TIME ANGEL.

“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : BED-TIME ANGEL.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1951). First edition. “Within her gorgeous body beat the heart of a sinful and shameless she-devil”. Ecstasy Novel for March 1951.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-127,[iii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; rubbed, worn and creased; text a little brittle and tanned; a few internal chips and creases; some leaves a little discoloured; a serviceable copy of a scarce book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : HARLOT IN HER HEART.

“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : HARLOT IN HER HEART.

New York : Publishers Productions, 1950. First edition. An iconic pulp – a copy of which Uma Thurman is seen clutching in Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” – “Part woman, part lusting animal, Hazel Appleby could take the abuse men dished out, as long as it brought her more excitement, added success, increased riches”. Published as the March 1950 issue of Ecstasy Novel Magazine. Also included is “Kisses of Passion” by Viola Cornett.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (3)-129,[i]pp. Sixteen full-page photographic illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; just a hint of wear; text lightly tanned; staples slightly rusted, but overall a very good copy of an uncommon title. Just a single copy (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : INTIMATE CONFESSIONS OF AN ARTIST’S MODEL.

“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : INTIMATE CONFESSIONS OF AN ARTIST’S MODEL.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). First edition. “The realistic, uncensored story of a passion-bound Bayou blonde with desire in her heart and a man on her mind” – Ecstasy Novel for July 1950. Subsequently republished simply as “Artist’s Model” in the Quarter Books series – and there were also English and French editions.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor rubbing and creasing; small bruise to fore-edge, but a better than average copy of an uncommon book. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“CLAYFORD, James”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A STREET GIRL.

“CLAYFORD, James”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A STREET GIRL.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). First edition. “Playing with fire was Francey Desmond’s specialty – until she was burned!” – Ecstasy Novel for May 1950.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a lurid design by George Gross (1909-2003); some very minor wear; a few tiny marks and spots, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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DEANE, Elizabeth : DORIS – BROADWAY VIRGIN [EASILY PERSUADED].

DEANE, Elizabeth : DORIS – BROADWAY VIRGIN [EASILY PERSUADED].

New York : Falcon Books, (1951). Second edition. “Doris had a problem. She was being supported by Mr. Whittmore, loved by Mr. Baker and protected by the impetuous Ed Morley. But Doris wanted the elusive Eric Myers”. Originally published as “Easily Persuaded” in 1929 and here re-titled and slightly revised. Ecstasy Novel No. 14.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little rubbed; upper wrapper slightly frayed at fore-edge, lower wrapper more heavily so; a few internal marks and minor discolouration, but a serviceable copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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DUPERRAULT, Doug (Ralph Douglas), 1928-2005 : CONFESSIONS OF A DIME-A-DANCE QUEEN.

DUPERRAULT, Doug (Ralph Douglas), 1928-2005 : CONFESSIONS OF A DIME-A-DANCE QUEEN.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). First edition. “For one thin dime any man could hold the gorgeous blonde in his arms, but after hours Donna Lewis couldn’t be had for any price ...”. Ecstasy novel for November 1950.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly rubbed; one corner a little bruised and creased, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“GADDIS, Peggy”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : VIRGIN OR HARLOT?

“GADDIS, Peggy”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : VIRGIN OR HARLOT?

London : Publishers Productions, (1951). First edition. The story of Betsy the virgin, and Deloris the harlot – which should a man marry? Ecstasy Novel for January 1951.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; an indifferent copy; spine torn and tape-repaired; tears, nicks and creasing; text a little tanned and slightly discoloured in places. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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“GORDON, Luther” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : NEVER SAY “NO” [SATAN RULES THE NIGHT].

“GORDON, Luther” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : NEVER SAY “NO” [SATAN RULES THE NIGHT].

New York : Falcon Books, (1951). Second edition. “Blonde and beautiful, but prim and puritanical, Ann Halliday’s self-sacrifice and devotion to her family had prevented the realization of her own hidden yearnings”. Originally published as “Satan Rules the Night” in 1938, as by “Anthony Scott” – and here re-titled and slightly revised. Ecstasy Novel No. 10.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; worn at tips; rubbed and creased; a few leaves somewhat dusty; a reasonable copy of an uncommon book. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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HAMILTON, Trudy : A BODY TO OWN.

HAMILTON, Trudy : A BODY TO OWN.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1949). First edition. “Even a murder charge could not dim the passion of the hot-blooded redhead from Georgia ...” – it all seems a bit steamy but the lady has a ‘spacious library’, so that’s alright then. The first of the Ecstasy Novel Magazine series. Also includes the short story “Illicit Desire” by Vera Henry.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). (3)-129,[i]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor rubbing and wear; a few faint marks, but a very good copy. Only a single copy (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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“LINDSAY, Perry” – [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : PAULA HAS A PRICE [DESIRE UNDER THE ROSE].

“LINDSAY, Perry” – [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : PAULA HAS A PRICE [DESIRE UNDER THE ROSE].

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). Second edition. “A sophisticated tale, frankly told”. Originally published as “Desire under the Rose” in 1948. In the Ecstasy Novel series. Also includes the short story “Impatient Lovers” by Cleo Adkins.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-129,[i]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Fred C. Rodewald (1905-1955); a little wear; some vertical creasing; text a little tanned; a few marks, but a good copy of a difficult title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“LYONS, Gwen” – [CHAYES, Sally] : THEY CALL HER “EASY”.

“LYONS, Gwen” – [CHAYES, Sally] : THEY CALL HER “EASY”.

New York : Falcon Books, (1951). First edition. “Betty was irresistible. And Betty had never learned to say ‘no’ ...”. Ecstasy Novel No. 16.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a poor copy; rubbed, rolled, creased and a little chipped, with pronounced vertical creases; white spots to upper wrapper; text tanned, creased and discoloured in places. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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“SCOTT, Anthony” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : WEB OF SIN [VIRGIN’S HOLIDAY].

“SCOTT, Anthony” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : WEB OF SIN [VIRGIN’S HOLIDAY].

New York : Falcon Books, (1951). Second edition. Vergie Whidby “was known to care for only the finest things in literature” – bookshop assistant goes on holiday and discovers that passion is not confined to the pages of novels. First published in 1935 under the title “Virgin’s Holiday” and here retitled, slightly revised, and part of the Ecstasy Novel series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Two full-page photographic illustrations “specially posed by professional models”. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some light wear and creasing; small nick at foot; text a little tanned; a few leaves a touch proud, but otherwise a very good copy of a scarce title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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STONEBRAKER, Florence, 1895-1977 : RENO TRAMP.

STONEBRAKER, Florence, 1895-1977 : RENO TRAMP.

New York : Publishers Productions, (1950). First edition. “‘I want my diamonds now’, she said, ‘while I’m still young’ – the ‘hottest little chippie’ to hit Reno in many a divorce proceeding!” The September 1950 Ecstasy Novel.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; corner cut from upper wrapper; lightly rubbed; some creasing, but a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. No copy of any edition located in any major library worldwide.

£30

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“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  COME NIGHT : COME DESIRE.

“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : COME NIGHT : COME DESIRE.

New York : Falcon Books, (1951). First edition. “Her father died in the electric chair and nobody knows who her mother was. But Babette, with her amber eyes and all-purpose body, was well on the way to the top of the heap when McGill came along ...”. No. 17 and apparently the last of the Ecstasy Novel series.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear to tips and one corner; small mark to inner front wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy. Just two copies (Bowling Green and Michigan State) located in the world’s major libraries.

£50

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