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1. Fairbairn, Roger [John Dickson Carr] Devil Kinsmere. New York (1934). Along with The Eight of Swords this is the toughest of all Carr books to locate. Spine cocked, DJ fixed to boards, ex library with pocket fixed to front paste-down. Good only. $450 SOLD
2. [Carr, John Dickson] A Book of Hill School Verse. Ed. by Frederick Graves. New York (1927). Carr's first book appearance containing eight poems written by Carr while he was a student at Hill School. A very scarce title. VG. $250. Pictures coming soon.

3. Carr, John Dickson. It Walks by Night. New York (1930). Carr's first mystery. VG book with generalized rubbing and bumped corners/ends. Jacket is separated at both folds and spine. Four large missing pieces, Poor. $350. Pictures coming soon.

4. Carr, John Dickson. The Blind Barber. New York (1934). Extensive tape on the verso of jacket which has also rubbed the boards. Good only. $150. 

5.  [Carr, John Dickson]. The Bowstring Murders by Carr Dickson. New York (1933). The first book that Carr published using a pseudonym, featuring the detective John Gaunt. Very difficult to find either in or out of jacket. The book itself is in VG+ condition with minor fading to spine lettering and bumped corners/spine ends. The jacket has some significant problems including heavy creasing to the front panel and spine ends, tape repairs to the spine ends, front fold and joints and a long tear at the front fold. $400 

6. Carr, John Dickson. The Eight of Swords. New York (1934). One of the four scarcest Carr books [Cooper and Pike, 2nd Ed., pg 72] that put him in the ranks with the heavyweights of his day due in large part to the endorsement by Dorothy L. Sayers on the cover of the jacket. Book is VG with a VG jacket that has evidence of previous tape repair to the verso which was removed at some point but has left some residual staining. For the most part not visible from the front except on the rear panel. $1550

7. Carr, John Dickson. The Crooked Hinge. New York (1938). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Wear to spine ends and joints, 3 inch closed tear rear panel. VG/VG. $600 SOLD
8. Carr, John Dickson. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey. London (1936). Precedes the first American edition and is much more difficult to locate either in or out of jacket. Minor wear at spine ends, spine slightly faded, else Fine/Fine. $1200

9. [Carr, John Dickson]. The Department of Queer Complaints by Carter Dickson. New York (1940). One of the four scarcest Carr books [Cooper and Pike, 2nd Ed., pg 72] and rarely seen for sale. Brown staining to the front and back fixed endpapers, presumably adhesive stains, bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Jacket has extensive heavy tape to the verso with quite a bit of rubbing to front panel, good only. $250

10. Carr, John Dickson. To Wake the Dead. New York (1938). VG book with rubbing to covers and bumped corners, POI and unobtrusive rental library sticker (no other markings). White surgical (?) tape on verso to the head/tail of jacket, age darkened spine with minor chipping, VG-. $250

Books not yet priced:

Lord of the Sorcerers, Nine and Death Makes Ten, Fatal Descent, The Emperor's Snuff-Box (UK), The Chinese Orange Mystery, A Case for Three Detectives, more.

Other books:


[Taylor, Phoebe Atwood] Murder at the New York World's Fair by Freeman Dana.  New York (1938). Only 900 copies were printed. Front free endpaper missing else Fine in a VG jacket with minor edgewear soiling and tape reinforcement to inside of jacket (not visible from front). $1200