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“ROSS, Gene” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : “LADY, THROW ME A CURVE”.

“ROSS, Gene” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : “LADY, THROW ME A CURVE”.

Stoke-on-Trent : Archer Press, [1950]. First edition. The beautiful Carole comes calling on private-eye Shaun O’Malley.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – brunette at the bar by John Pollack (1918-1985); American price sticker on upper wrapper; “Printed in England” stamp on title-page; wear at tips; neatly repaired short tear to spine and upper wrapper; text a little tanned, but a better than average copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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"ROSS, Gene" – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : CURVES CAUSE TROUBLE.

New York : Leisure Library, (1953). First American edition of "Lady, Throw Me a Curve", originally published by Archer in 1950. The beautiful Carole comes calling on private-eye Shaun O'Malley. The Reginald Heade cover was not used on the UK edition.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a supercilious blonde from Reginald Heade; light wear to tips; some light creasing, slightly more pronounced on lower wrapper, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition traced in any major UK library.

£40

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"ROSS, Gene" – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : SORRY FOR YOU, BEAUTIFUL.

New York : Leisure Library, (1952). First American edition. Gus Rego wants to dominate the Chicago underworld – and Jean. Although there was presumably an earlier UK edition, possibly under a different title, this has not been traced.
Foolscap 4to (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a she-was-man-crazy design by Reginald Heade; some light wear and creasing; a few slight marks; first few leaves noticeably torn and slightly chipped, without loss of text; text tanned; a serviceable copy. No copy of any edition traced in the major UK libraries.

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“ROSS, Gene” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : TWO SMART DAMES.

“ROSS, Gene” – [NEWTON, William (William Simpson), 1923-2009] : TWO SMART DAMES.

Stoke-on-Trent : Archer Press, (1949). First edition. Private-eye Shaun O’Malley’s partner gets killed. Enter Elvira, “a girl with a nice figure, a nasty mind, and a husband too fond of the booze” – but Louisa’s pretty smart too.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 126,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a lively design by John Pollack (1918-1985); American price sticker on upper wrapper; “Printed in England” stamp on title-page; minor wear at tips; slight vertical crease to upper wrapper; small spot to lower wrapper; half-title browned at foot; slight tear to one leaf, not reaching text, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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