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“CLINTEN, Max” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001] : DON'T MAKE ME KILL.

London : Comyns (Publishers), [1953]. First edition. Vic Hanson took over the “Max Clinten” pseudonym from Stephen Frances (Hank Janson) at Frances’s own request, regarding Hanson as the best of all the pulp writers. “A wallet with eleven bucks and some postcards which made my hair stand on end; a couple of reefers wrapped in tissue-paper; a nasty-looking claspknife; a little gold pencil; a tiny note-book full of phone numbers; a greasy pack of playing cards; a dirty handkerchief; a packet of sticky cough sweets; a pair of dice which felt as if they were weighted; a handful of small change and four keys on a ring ...”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – haughty redhead looks down her nose; some light wear, slight rubbing and faint creasing; indentations to upper where someone heavy-handed has used the book as a writing pad; staples slightly rusted, but overall a very good copy. Stamp of the newsagents A. E. Coupland & Son of 3 Carlton Street, Leeds, on final leaf.

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“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001] : KILLER BAIT.

London : Scion, (1953). First edition. “Another violent and passionate chapter in the life of Al O’Toole, the famous private eye”. Although the “Duke Linton” house-name was used by a number of different Scion writers, a contemporary American copyright registration records the author as Victor Hanson.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – blonde in fur stole by Roger Davis; faint vertical crease to upper wrapper; a touch bruised; text lightly tanned, but overall a very good copy. Associated Booksellers of New York USA Copyright stamp on verso and 25-cent over-sticker on upper wrapper. Just two copies (Bodleian and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001] : STRIP-TEASE ANGEL.

London : Scion, (1953). First edition. “Here once again is a novel rich in these ‘Skid Row’ characters that live their lives – sometimes malevolent, sometimes voluptuous, always thrilling – in the violent prose of which he is a master”. Although the “Duke Linton" house-name was used by a number of different Scion writers, a contemporary American copyright registration records the author as Victor Joseph Hanson.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 144pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – perplexed blonde almost dressed in flowers; chipped at head; some wear; some abrasion to upper wrapper; text lightly tanned, but a good copy.

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“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : WAS SHE POISON?

“LINTON, Duke” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : WAS SHE POISON?

London : Scion, (1953). First edition. Duke is swimming with a blonde and a redhead in the Gulf – and then their friend (the brunette) gets shot. Duke Linton was a Scion house-name, but American copyright records give the authors of the present title as Victor John Hanson and Herbert Victor Lowe – the first presumably Victor Joseph Hanson.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; lightly worn and a little creased and bruised; tiny nicks and chips; text lightly tanned; faint stamp of a Vancouver bookseller on title-page, with an American copyright stamp on verso; American price over-sticker on upper cover, but overall a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Just a single copy (Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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“SHANNON, Brad” - [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001] : “LEFTY” CONNOR MOVES IN.

London : Scion, [1950]. First edition. Mary Jacoby wants Lefty’s help in tracing a missing young man – she asks with a gun.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by “Ferrari” (Philip Montague Mendoza); slight chip at foot; some minor bruisng, marking and wear; text a little tanned, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and National Library of Scotland) located in major libraries worldwide.

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“ZORÉ, Hyman” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : COVER THAT CORPSE.

“ZORÉ, Hyman” – [HANSON, Victor Joseph, 1920-2001 & LOWE, Herbert Victor, 1916-1991] : COVER THAT CORPSE.

London : Scion, (1952). First edition. “The dame must’ve have let herself in with a key she’d swiped from the receptionist downstairs. I could have told her to get the hell out of it, but I didn’t” – action, suspense, dames, liquor and more. Scion took over the “Hyman Zoré” name from Muir-Watson of Glasgow in 1952 and it was subsequently used by a number of Scion regulars. American copyright records give the authors of the present title as Victor John Hansen and Herbert Victor Lowe – the first presumably Victor Joseph Hanson.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – red-headed corpse just about covered; some light wear; upper wrapper a little creased and scuffed; staples heavily rusted, with discolouration and some damage; text lightly tanned, but a good copy of a difficult title. American 1953 copyright stamp on verso of title. Just three copies (Bodleian, National Library of Scotland and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£75

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