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“BECKMAN, Charles” – [BOECKMAN, Charles, 1920-2015] : HONKY TONK GIRL.

“BECKMAN, Charles” – [BOECKMAN, Charles, 1920-2015] : HONKY TONK GIRL.

New York : Falcon Books, (1953). First edition. The last of the two dozen Falcon Book titles (No. 44) – a classic of noir from the jazzman Charles Boeckman Jr. – Johnny Nickles meets the Queen of Honky Tonk Street – “She’s like no lady you ever met! She’s a gal you’ll never forget”.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some mild rubbing and a couple of creases, but otherwise a very good copy of an elusive title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

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BOTTARI, George L. (George Leo), 1919- : MABEL AND MEN.

BOTTARI, George L. (George Leo), 1919- : MABEL AND MEN.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. His first novel – “Her beauty is fabulous, her passion insatiable” – Mabel deals with the suave rogue, the happy clown, the romantic hero and the virile lover. Falcon No. 23.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations of “professional models”. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – Mabel smokes and smoulders; a couple of tiny nicks and a few spots, but a very good copy indeed. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£75

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“DALY, Hamlin” – [PRICE, Edgar Hoffmann, 1898-1988] : CASE OF THE CANCELLED REDHEAD.

“DALY, Hamlin” – [PRICE, Edgar Hoffmann, 1898-1988] : CASE OF THE CANCELLED REDHEAD.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. An unusual mystery from the larger-than-life Hoffman Price – Lydia collects stamps; Redheaded Velma collects things which don’t belong to her; Sweet Kay collects murder clues; Outdoor Girl Rita collects lies, and Private Eye John Carmody collects women (and bullets). Falcon No. 25.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],(7)-121,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – redhead looking anything but cancelled; spine split and tape-repaired in places; a few nicks and small chips; text a little tanned and brittle, with some occasional nicks; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : MISTRESS ON A DEATH BED!

DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : MISTRESS ON A DEATH BED!

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “A man who had to kill when he didn’t want to, then found he couldn’t kill when he had to” – love, lust and sudden death. No. 29 in the Falcon series.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-121,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to George Gross (1909-2003); a poor copy; wrappers chipped and scuffed, with adhesion damage to upper wrapper; lower wrapper soiled; staples heavily rusted, with discolouration; text brittle and tanned, with nicks and chips. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : SWEET SAVAGE!

DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : SWEET SAVAGE!

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. Promising young homicide detective – “a fast-moving story of love and murder and a man trapped by the deadliest female of the species”. Falcon No.38.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-(130)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor wear; a little rolled; faint vertical crease; a few leaves a touch dusty, but overall still a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  LIDA LYNN.

“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : LIDA LYNN.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “Lida’s abundant beauty and brains combined to make her New York’s most dangerous business woman. Her formula for success was infallible ...”. Falcon No. 27.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [vi],9-129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor wear at tips; a few fant marks; text and little brittle and tanned, but overall still a very good copy of an uncommon book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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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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“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : THREE FOR PASSION.

“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : THREE FOR PASSION.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “Junoesque, golden-haired Pat Dulane couldn’t help the way she affected men. Whenever she sang, she had to move. She couldn’t help the ripple and sway ...” – “an emotional whirlpool of crime, passion and love”. Falcon Book No. 24.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],7-(128),[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very slight wear to fore-edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Just a single copy (University of North Carolina) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : WHIP HAND!

“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : WHIP HAND!

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. Beautiful aerial performer on the west coast carnival circuit vows never to fall in love again – her heart tells her otherwise. “A seething turmoil of passion, violence and hatred”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little rubbed and used; mild discolouration and creasing to lower wrapper; similar very faint marking to verso of upper wrapper; slight rusting to staples; a few spots, but a reasonably good copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : YELLOW HEAD.

“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : YELLOW HEAD.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. Two almost identical but quite opposite sisters – one man – mushrooming West Coast town, vice, corruption, and more. No. 33 in the short-lived Falcon series.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little rubbed and somewhat creased; lower wrapper lightly spotted; a few slight nicks; text spotted in places, with some creasing; a reasonable copy of a difficult title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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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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“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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PRATHER, Richard S. (Richard Scott), 1921-2007 : DAGGER OF FLESH!

PRATHER, Richard S. (Richard Scott), 1921-2007 : DAGGER OF FLESH!

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “Mark Logan did not scare easily. As a private detective he had often faced danger before. But this was different. Here were things that had no logical explanation. The green parrot that wasn’t even there, for instance ...”. Originally written as a Shell Scott mystery, reworked with Mark Logan as a new hero when it didn’t sell, and in later life converted back to Shell Scott again. Falcon Book No. 30.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(7)-121,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Rudy Nappi (1923-2015); spine chipped; slight vertical crease; top edge of upper wrapper a little frayed; lower wrapper with 1.5cm chips; text lightly tanned, but a reasonable and not unattractive copy of a scarce and fragile item. Ownership stamp of Jim Morrison on upper wrapper and title-page. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  HOUSE OF A THOUSAND DESIRES.

“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : HOUSE OF A THOUSAND DESIRES.

New York : Falcon Books, (1953). First edition. “The attractive redhead walked into an elevator and said ‘Twenty-two, please’. Nick Brett followed close on her heels and said ‘Forty’. But before he reached the fortieth floor of the Hotel Lorenz, New York’s palatial home-away-from-home, Nick found himself knee-deep in shocking violence and sordid love ...”.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-(130)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to Howell Dodd (1910-2005); some minor wear and mild creasing; staples rusting; lower wrapper, nicked, creased and lightly discoloured; text a little tanned, but a good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£30

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ROAN, Tom (Thomas B.), 1892-1958 : SLAVE GIRL.

ROAN, Tom (Thomas B.), 1892-1958 : SLAVE GIRL.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “Once she had been an ordinary young woman – Now she was a Slave Girl! – Chained to a hunted criminal – forced to obey his slightest command!” – steamy novel set in primitive swamplands of the deep South. No. 31 in the Falcon series.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; an indifferent copy – split at spine; wrappers chipped and creased; inner front wrapper, lightly discoloured; text brittle and tanned, with some creasing and chipping; a working copy of a scarce book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“SCOTT, Anthony” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : SEASON FOR SIN [LET’S LAUGH AT LOVE].

“SCOTT, Anthony” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : SEASON FOR SIN [LET’S LAUGH AT LOVE].

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition under this title. Love’em and leave’em Nicki Verran finally learns that “one man for love is worth more than a dozen for passion”. Originally published under (Brett Halliday) Scott’s real name as “Let’s Laugh at Love” in 1937 – and here in a revised and retitled version. Although numbered Falcon Book No. 21, it is the first in this short-lived series.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a few very minor marks, nicks and creases; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. Neat owenership name on title and lower wrapper. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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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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“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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“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  RAISE THE DEVIL.

“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : RAISE THE DEVIL.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. “I pointed to the drink in her glass. ‘What is it?’ ‘An aphrodisiac’, she said blandly. ‘Why do you need that stuff?’ – ‘I’m going to take you home with me’, she told me”. Classic noir, with a Black Dahlia type serial killer on the loose. No. 35 in the Falcon series.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). [iv],129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; upper wrapper chipped; lower wrapper slightly discoloured; staples rusting; text brittle and tanned, with some chipping; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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WALTON, Bryce, 1918-1988 : THE LONG NIGHT.

WALTON, Bryce, 1918-1988 : THE LONG NIGHT.

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. Plainclothes cop finds love, finds death, but can’t unravel the mysteries of the life of his dead bride. No. 42 in the Falcon series.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [ii],5-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to Howell Dodd (1910-2005); an indifferent copy – wrappers rubbed and creased; ink marks to upper wrapper; short split to spine; lower wrapper lightly discoloured; pencil scribbles to inner wrappers and title-page. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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WEISS, Joe : GIRLS OUT OF HELL!

WEISS, Joe : GIRLS OUT OF HELL!

New York : Falcon Books, (1952). First edition. Recognised as one of the best of the ‘juvenile delinquency’ genre – a searing story from Brooklyn writer Joe Weiss. Reform School Girls – and in particular the unfortunate Nina Castrop, whose soul cried out for happiness. Falcon No. 28.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [ii],5-129,[i]pp. Original stapled pictorial wrappers – a design attributed to George Gross (1909-2003); some dampstaining at foot, with consequent damage to the upper wrapper, which is torn and scuffed; lower wrapper lightly marked and scuffed at foot; staples rusted; text a little tanned; minor marking at foot at beginning and end; a serviceable copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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