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“BALMER, Jon” – [BOUMA, Johannes Lambertus, 1914-1978] : MOMENT OF RAPTURE.

“BALMER, Jon” – [BOUMA, Johannes Lambertus, 1914-1978] : MOMENT OF RAPTURE.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. “Sweet and spice and all things nice, that’s what girls are made of – that is, except Celia Norris. She was exactly the opposite – sensuous, wanton and drunk with the hot, red wine of evil. Gold was what she dreamed of. Gold was what she schemed for ...”. Rainbow No.104.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to George Gross (1909-2003); a little wear; a few creases; small chip at foot of upper wrapper, but a good copy of an uncommon book. Just a single copy (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

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BOTTARI, George L. (George Leo), 1919- : OFF LIMITS!

BOTTARI, George L. (George Leo), 1919- : OFF LIMITS!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1953). First edition. “A suspense-packed novel of the guys, the dames, the joints, the creeps who surround our army camps and prey on our soldiers”. No. 130 in the Rainbow Book series.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],7-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – lady in black distracts two soldiers from a shooting gallery; some minor wear and creasing; some water damage to lower wrapper; staples rusting; a few marks and spots; text a little tanned, but a good copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£30

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BURLESON, Terry O.K., 1920-1989 : THE MADAM WHO BLUSHED!

BURLESON, Terry O.K., 1920-1989 : THE MADAM WHO BLUSHED!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. “Six dames wanted Johnny – but five wanted him dead” – murder, mayhem, love and passion – “as believable as if it were happening today to the nice young boy next door – and just as shocking!” Rainbow No. 122.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],(130)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear and creasing; a couple of minuscule chips; a few slight marks, but a good copy of a difficult book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“CULVER, Kathryn” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : SLEEPY-TIME HONEY [TOO SMART FOR LOVE].

“CULVER, Kathryn” – [DRESSER, Davis, 1904-1977] : SLEEPY-TIME HONEY [TOO SMART FOR LOVE].

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). Second edition. Marry for money and love for fun – but a mouse-trap can also catch a rat. First published as “Too Smart for Love” in 1937, but here revised and re-titled. Rainbow Book No. 110.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to Howell Dodd (1910-2005); some wear; tape repair to spine; chipped at foot; wrappers slightly creased; text a little tanned, with occasional marking; a reasonable copy of a scarce title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : BEDROOM IN HELL.

DANIELS, Norman A. (Norman Arthur), 1905-1995 : BEDROOM IN HELL.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. A fallen alcoholic ex-D.A. meets a prostitute and together they decide to try for a comeback – “a novel of people and places, men, women and half-women”. No 117 of the Rainbow Book series.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by George Gross (1909-2003); some wear to extremities; chip at head; some rubbing; damp-staining to lower wrapper and edges; some marks and occasional spotting; text a little tanned, but a serviceable copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  THE TWIST!

“DANN, Norma” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : THE TWIST!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1953). First edition. “Two dangerous men, two lovely women, in the deadly game of ‘Change Your Partners’”. Rainbow Book No. 128.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-(130)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor rubbing and light creasing; slight vertical crease, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : HER CANDLE BURNS HOT!

“EVENS, Hodge” – [McGAUGHEY, Dudley Dean, 1909-1986] : HER CANDLE BURNS HOT!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. “On her wedding night, a strange man walked in ...”. Rainbow No. 109.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Photo illustrations, ‘specially posed by professional models’. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – waisted blonde taken by the arm; chip at foot; wrappers detached and slightly creased; upper wrapper splitting at fold and slightly scuffed; lower wrapper scuffed and lightly dampstained; similar mild discolouration at front; staples rusted; two leaves loose; an indifferent copy, but more attractive than it sounds. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“HALE, Laura” – [HELLER, Lawrence, 1909-1987] : KISS OF FIRE.

“HALE, Laura” – [HELLER, Lawrence, 1909-1987] : KISS OF FIRE.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. “A warmly human story of a group of lovable, wryly humorous Florida ‘crackers’ who pit their wiles against a vicious gang of smugglers and killers” – hot dames – hot money – hot blood! Rainbow No. 118.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor wear; lower wrapper lightly wrinkled and dampstained, with slight damage to inner wrapper and final advertisement leaf; last few leaves slightly wrinkled; similar very mild discoluration to first few leaves; staples rusting, but still overall an attractive copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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“HALE, Laura” – [HELLER, Lawrence, 1909-1987] : WILD IS THE WOMAN.

“HALE, Laura” – [HELLER, Lawrence, 1909-1987] : WILD IS THE WOMAN.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. From West Coast to East, from college dancer to specialty dancer in a burlesque house – the road Eve Barry travelled to get her man. Rainbow Romance No. 103.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; mild rubbing and a few tiny creases, but a very good copy of a scarce title. Just a single copy (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“HARVEY, Gene” – [HANLEY, Jack, 1905-1963] : THRILL GIRL.

“HARVEY, Gene” – [HANLEY, Jack, 1905-1963] : THRILL GIRL.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). Second edition. “She was a man hater until ...” – numbered 101 and the first of the thirty titles in the Rainbow series. Originally published the previous year in the Exotic Novel series.
Foolscap 4to. [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Illustrations posed by ‘professional models’. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear and slight splitting; small chips and a crease to upper wrapper; lower wrapper with two short tears; staples a touch rusted; text a little tanned; a reasonable copy of a difficult title. Just a single copy (Bowling Green State) located in major libraries worldwide.

£30

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McCOLLUM, R.R. : PASSION HAS RED LIPS.

McCOLLUM, R.R. : PASSION HAS RED LIPS.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. To Jessie Evans “men were like a doctor’s prescription: To be taken twice daily; as needed. But when she met a rough, earthy guy named Mike, who wanted her – but who refused to be slave to her beauty – Jessie learned to love like a woman – not a tyrant queen of hearts!” No 108 in the Rainbow Romance series.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [iv],(130)pp. Eight full-page photographic illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a stylish design generally attributed to George Gross (1909-2003); wrappers a little worn and creased; split to spine; a few spots; text a little tanned, but otherwise a very good copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“MUNROE, Val” – [CASTLE, Frank] : CARNIVAL OF PASSION.

“MUNROE, Val” – [CASTLE, Frank] : CARNIVAL OF PASSION.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. “All the harsh, irresistible glamor of the carny, its grifters, its canvas tops, its kooch girls, its hardboiled and lovable, real flesh-and-blood men and women”. Rainbow Book 115.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by George Gross (1909-2003); mild rubbing and creasing; a few slight marks and spots, but overall still a very good copy.

£40

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“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  FOUR DAMES NAMED “SIN”.

“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : FOUR DAMES NAMED “SIN”.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. “Lois French was what some people consider a good girl, but she had what every bad girl wants most – a man of her own. She had to wage a hell of a fight though, before she could call him hers to keep”. No 105 in the Rainbow Romance series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Three full-page photographic illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Rudy Nappi; just a hint of wear; a few minor spots; text a touch tanned, but otherwise a very good copy of a scarce title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : STREET OF DARK DESIRES.

“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : STREET OF DARK DESIRES.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). First edition. A steamy night in Manhattan – “a novel of women who kiss – but never for love!” – No. 107 in the Rainbow series.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-120,[i]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; wrappers a little worn and creased; lower wrapper lightlymarked; staples rusting; a reasonable copy of an uncommon book. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  TEASE THE WILD FLAME.

“REED, Mark” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : TEASE THE WILD FLAME.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. Three women stand between private eye Tony Hannock and the dangerous $10,000 assignment – beautiful Jill, fresh and exciting; warm and loving Madge, and shy, mysterious and passionate Chris. From the backstreets of New York to the blazing sunshine of exotic Havana – danger and romance. Rainbow Book 114.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; very lightly rubbed, with a touch of wear at tips, but overall still a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£50

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STONEBRAKER, Florence, 1895-1977 : RENO TRAMP.

STONEBRAKER, Florence, 1895-1977 : RENO TRAMP.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1951). Third edition. “Once scrawny and ugly, now voluptuous and beautiful – Brenda Blair was all that any man could desire ...”. First published as an Ecstasy novel the previous year, there was also a Canadian edition in 1950. The second in the thirty titles in the Rainbow series – Rainbow No. 102.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Wonderful photo illustrations (professional models). Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear and creasing, but a good copy of an uncommon title. No copy of any edition located in any major library worldwide.

£25

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“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  BEDROOM WITH A VIEW.

“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : BEDROOM WITH A VIEW.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. Alcoholic ex-cop seeks redmption, but “every woman who dared to love him turned up as a corpse in his bedroom”. Rainbow Book No. 124.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [ii],5-130pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers in a design by George Gross (1909-2003); some minor rubbing and very mild wear; lower wrapper lightly creased and slightly discoloured, but overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£40

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“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  SHE WALKS BY NIGHT.

“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : SHE WALKS BY NIGHT.

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. Ex-wife fished out of the river – murder suspected – “dangers out of the past mingle with and threaten flesh-and-blood passions and desires of the present”. Rainbow Book No. 116.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; spine rubbed and worn; a few creases; text a little tanned and brittle, but a reasonable copy. Small date-stamp on title. No copy located in any major library worldwide

£40

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“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] :  WALK THE EVIL STREET!

“WADE, David” – [DANIELS, Norman Arthur, 1905-1995] : WALK THE EVIL STREET!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. New York crime reporter agrees to rescue racketeer’s daughter from the stranglehold of heroin in return for crime diaries – corruption, baddies, guns, drugs and sex. Rainbow No. 111.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-129,[i]pp. Photo illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in polka dots; small pencil mark on her shoulder; a little rubbed; short splits at head and tail; text a little tanned; a few slight marks and spots, but a good copy of a difficult title. No copy of this edition located in any major library worldwide.

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WAYNE, Rick : PLAY ROUGH!

WAYNE, Rick : PLAY ROUGH!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. The tale of Dimity Day, passionate golden-haired songbird; John Dark, who recognises her Jezebel heart; Monte Barry, callous gangster; millionaire Tom Avery, etc. Rainbow Book No. 113.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [iv],7-128,[ii]pp. Photo illustration. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a full-on design attributed to Howell Dodd (1910-2005); some minor rubbing and wear; a few spots, but still overall a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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WHITE, Lionel, 1905-1985 : SEVEN HUNGRY MEN!

WHITE, Lionel, 1905-1985 : SEVEN HUNGRY MEN!

New York : Magazine Productions, (1952). First edition. His first book – the former crime reporter with a potent mix of two million dollars from an armed car robbery, seven money-hungry men, and two love-hungry women. Rainbow Book No. 121.
Foolscap 4to (20cm). [vi],9-128,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers, in a design by George Gross (1909-2003); lightly rubbed; a touch of rust to staples; a couple of faint creases, but overall a very good copy. Save a microform in New York Public Library, no copy located in any major library worldwide

£75

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