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“CLAYFORD, James”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : RESPECTABLE HARLOT.

“CLAYFORD, James”- [DERN, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966] : RESPECTABLE HARLOT.

Manchester : World Distributors (Manchester), [ca.1950]. First British edition. “On her wedding night, she made a strange confession”. Originally published as “Unfaithful?” in 1934, as by Peggy Gaddis, and subsequently reprinted in its present guise by Quarter Books of New York in 1949.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers, retaining the design of the Quarter Books edition; lightly rubbed; a few faint marks and spots, but a very good copy. No copy traced in any major UK library.

SOLD

DAVIES, E.C. : FORBIDDEN PARADISE.

DAVIES, E.C. : FORBIDDEN PARADISE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1950]. Second edition. “Destine turned swiftly, as she heard a slight sound behind her. Instantly she knew that she had been foolish in coming into this part of the luxurious Arnold mansion at all, with Clive Arnold at home. Her place was the place of all children’s nurses in rich men’s homes: the nursery – and not the conservatory”. Originally published in 1939 and here in the Pembertons’ “Thrilling Love” series.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 158,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slightly chipped at foot; lightly rubbed and slightly creased; a few edge spots; staples a little rusted, but a good copy. Just two copies of this edition (Bodleian and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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HAMILTON, Margaret : LOVE NEVER FAILETH.

HAMILTON, Margaret : LOVE NEVER FAILETH.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [ca.1948]. A fresh edition in the Pembertons’ “Thrilling Love” series of a book which first appeared as a newspaper serial in 1909. “Mrs. Ponsonby emphasised the remark with a nod of her pretty grey head. A woman of fortune, of good birth, she was a despot in her particular circle, and, like most despots, continually broke her own rules”.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; very slightly chipped at extremities; text lightly tanned, with a few spots; just a touch of rust to the staples, but overall a very good copy. No copy of this edition located in major libraries worldwide – and only a single example of each of two earlier editions (both British Library).

£20

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HOBSON, Eleanor : THE OTHER GIRL.

HOBSON, Eleanor : THE OTHER GIRL.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1945]. First edition. Robin Garston takes the beautiful Gerda home to meet his people – she has agreed to marry him. An early title in the Pembertons’ “Thrilling Love” series.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial sewn wrappers; some minor rubbing, light wear and slight creasing, but a good copy of a scarce and fragile title. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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“LUIGI, Belli” – [BLEECK, Gordon Clive, 1907-1971] : MASTER-MIND MENACE.

“LUIGI, Belli” – [BLEECK, Gordon Clive, 1907-1971] : MASTER-MIND MENACE.

Manchester : Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First British edition. Mind-borrowing criminality from an Australian (Sydney) writer, originally a railway signalman, who at his peak was turning out a short novel every fortnight under at least nineteen different pseudonyms. His diaries and records are held by the National Library of Australia. Also published in Australia in August 1950.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; light wear and short split at foot; bruising, creasing and short tear to lower wrapper and final few leaves, but a good and clean copy. Only a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

£40

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MALLET, Maud : HER SACRIFICE.

MALLET, Maud : HER SACRIFICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1951]. First edition. “The Bowmans were a genteel family, and their gentility was their undoing. They had always been genteel – all except Diana, and she was inclined to jib at the shackles of intense respectability, perhaps because she knew of the conventional immorality that was expected of her. ‘You’ve got to marry money, Di’ ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear; small chip to upper wrapper; some creasing to wrappers and text; staples rusting; some minor tanning and spotting, but a serviceable copy of an uncommon book. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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“MANNHEIM, Karl” : VAMPIRES OF VENUS.

“MANNHEIM, Karl” : VAMPIRES OF VENUS.

Manchester : World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First edition. The sequel to “When the Earth Died” – Plato and Helen, last survivors of Earth, travel accross the Flamless Fire. In the World Fantasy Classic series. We take it that this is not the work of the eminent sociologist Karle Mannheim (1883-1947).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; some light wear and some splitting; a few minor marks, but a good copy. Just two copies (British Library and Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

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“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

“MOLYNEAUX, C.B” – [BROWN, Charles Molyneux, 1891-1964] : DEATH CALLED TWICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1949]. First edition. “Old man Rutledge, as Tony Lantz called him, had been a whiz of a detective in his day, and had built himself a regular medieval castle up here in the Catskills when he went into retirement” ... the floodlights are still on come the morning. One of three murder mysteries written by the Memphis writer under this pseudonym – none apparently published in the United States.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a few tiny chips; some mild creasing; lower wrapper faintly discoloured; staples rusting; text a little tanned, but a good and serviceable copy of an uncommon book. Just two copies (British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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MOSS, Christine : CLARE’S SACRIFICE.

MOSS, Christine : CLARE’S SACRIFICE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1950]. First edition. “He gazed questioningly at the beautiful face before him. In all truth she was lovely enough to be forgiven anything; but principal [sic] would not permit him always to overlook her failings. At times he was really troubled about her ...”. A title in the Pembertons’ “Thrilling Love” series.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some slight wear to extremities; lower wrapper a little nicked, creased and chipped; just a touch of rust to the staples, but still overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£20

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ROWE, Alice E. : DESPERATE LOVE.

ROWE, Alice E. : DESPERATE LOVE.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1951]. First edition. “As soon as you saw her you knew that her friends called her Betty. Elisabeth, the important, regal name of Elisabeth, was kept for special occasions and for the corners of the pictures she painted”. Young artist does not believe that poverty is a necessary condition for her art to flourish.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some wear at tips; tear to lower wrapper; some creasing and shallow chipping; staples rusted; some minor tanning and spotting, but a reasonable copy of an uncommon book. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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“VINCENT, Slim” : FLOOSIE ON THE RUN.

“VINCENT, Slim” : FLOOSIE ON THE RUN.

Manchester : World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, (1950). First edition. Guns, Gangs & Gals. “It wasn't the kind of dump where you could call it perspiration with any degree of accuracy. Just sweat”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; slight wear to tips; light creasing to edges; a few faint spots, but overall a very good copy. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located on COPAC.

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“WARING, Molly” – [LINDSAY, Kathleen, 1903-1973] : LOVE – AND FORGET.

“WARING, Molly” – [LINDSAY, Kathleen, 1903-1973] : LOVE – AND FORGET.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton, [1952]. [Second edition]. Molly Waring was one of Lindsay’s multiple pseudonyms, which also included Mary Faulkner, Mary Richmond and Betty Manvers. She was at one time recognised as the most prolific novelist in history, with over 900 known titles. Originally published in hardback by Wright & Brown in 1943.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; minor wear a tips; light creasing to wrappers; text lightly tanned; a few minor marks and creases, but overall a better than average copy. Only a single copy of this edition (Trinity College, Dublin) located in the major UK libraries.

£20

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WENTWORTH-JAMES, Gertie de S. (Gertrude de Soilleux), 1874-1933 : [COVER TITLE] THE GIRL DOWNSTAIRS.

WENTWORTH-JAMES, Gertie de S. (Gertrude de Soilleux), 1874-1933 : [COVER TITLE] THE GIRL DOWNSTAIRS.

Manchester : T. A. & E. Pemberton – distributors, [ca.1940]. Second edition. The educated, comely and resolute Rosabel Sayer becomes a most superior parlourmaid to a dysfunctional family in Hambledon – a thinly veiled Wimbledon. Originally published by the Federation Press in 1926. For more on Gertie Wentworth-James, see my Bookhunter on Safari blog-post of 4th May 2017.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (128)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Douglas La Coste Constable (1881-1930); a little worn, nicked, chipped and creased; text a little tanned; staples rusting, but a serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy of this edition (and only one copy of the earlier edition) located in major libraries worldwide.

£25

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