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“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] :  FAST, LOOSE AND LOVELY.

“BLIGH, Norman” – [NEUBAUER, William Arthur, 1916-1982] : FAST, LOOSE AND LOVELY.

New York : Quarter Books, (1950). First edition. "Talented, beautiful, and famous, Delia Wallace had everything ... but she would gladly have forfeited it all". Her little sister decides "to go the way of all wantons".
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-120,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations, "specially posed by professional models". Original pictorial stapled wrappers in an eye-catching design; small mark to spine; a tiny touch of wear at tips; staples lightly rusted, but a very good copy of a much sought-after title. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£100

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"CLAYFORD, James"- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : LURE FOR LOVE.

New York : Magazine Village, (1949). First edition under this title. "The story of working girls who take the easy way to success". Originally published as "Nine O'Clock Parade" in 1937 as by Peggy Gaddis, but here revised and retitled. Quarter Books No. 28.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-120,[ii]pp. Original stapled wrappers in a louche design by George Gross (1909-2003); some wear and wrinkling; small inked mark to upper and large chip to lower wrapper; staple badly rusted; some internal marks, nicks and crease; an indifferent copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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“FOSTER, Gerald” – [GIFFORD, James Noble, 1898-1957] : THE VIRGIN AND THE BARFLY.

“FOSTER, Gerald” – [GIFFORD, James Noble, 1898-1957] : THE VIRGIN AND THE BARFLY.

New York : Quarter Books, (1950). First edition under this title. Wanton Hollywood movie star accused of murder. Originally published as “Pity the Lover” in 1938, but here revised and retitled.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-120,[ii]pp. Two photo illustrations, “specially posed by professional models”. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – temptress at the bar; lightly rubbed; slight production flaw to upper cover, a few spots to lower cover, but a very good copy of an uncommon title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“GORDON, Luther” – [QUANDT, Albert Louis, 1907-1989]: LOVE-CHEAT! [LOVE IS NO SIN].

“GORDON, Luther” – [QUANDT, Albert Louis, 1907-1989]: LOVE-CHEAT! [LOVE IS NO SIN].

New York : Magazine Village, (1949). First edition under this title. “Caught in a web of uncontrollable desire”. Originally published under Quandt’s own name as “Love is No Sin” in 1934, but here revised and retitled. Quarter Books No. 37.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-121,[ii]pp. Original stapled wrappers in a luscious design by George Gross (1909-2003); some light wear and some more significant creasing; internally a few small creases, but otherwise a good copy. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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WRIGHT, Watkins E. (Watkins Eppes), 1890-1967 : MARGIE IS FOR LOVING.

WRIGHT, Watkins E. (Watkins Eppes), 1890-1967 : MARGIE IS FOR LOVING.

New York : Quarter Books, (1950). First edition under this title. Love quadrangle between four honeymooners – originally published as "The Moneymooners" in 1934, but here revised and retitled.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). (3)-120,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations, "specially posed by professional models". Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some light rubbing and wear; small chip from lower wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy of an uncommon title. Just a single copy of this edition (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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