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BOOKS FOR SALE

Sherlock Holmes, Mystery, Science Fiction and More

 

Pictures of all items are available upon request. My description terms are explained in the "Ordering" section below. I'll also consider trades for Sherlockian books (not just those on my wants list below).

 

Sherlockiana & Conan Doyle

Other Mystery/Thrillers

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Other Books

My Wants

Ordering, Payment and Other Details

 

 

Sherlockiana & Conan Doyle

 

Baring-Gould, William S. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective. (Bramhall House, [c.1962], hardcover. VG+ in a G+ dj with slight chipping at top front, half-inch tear on back top, and crinkle at back bottom. $14 includes shipping.

 

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (Little, Brown, 1947 printing of the 11th Edition, hardcover), edited and with a preface by Christopher Morley (founder of the Baker Street Irregulars). This edition was the first to include quotations by Conan Doyle. 1,578 pages. VG with faded spine, name written on front free endpaper. $18 includes shipping (heavy book).

 

Hardwick, Michael. Revenge of the Hound (Villard Books, 1987 hardcover). First Edition (stated). Illustrated by Steranko. VG+ in VG dj $23 includes shipping.

 

Hardwick, Michael. Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes. (Henry Holt and Co., 1986, trade paperback). First Owl Book edition (stated) VG. $12 includes shipping.

 

Doyle, Adrian Conan and John Dickson Carr. The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (Random House, 1954 hardcover). Second Printing (stated). G, with writing dated 7/13/54 on front free endpaper. $15 includes shipping.

 

John Murray Edition. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Long Stories. (John Murray, 1973 impression, hardcover). Includes a preface by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A variant impression of the traditional English edition with all the long stories, its pagination does not match that used in Stephen Clarkson's Canonical Compendium. VG+ with a half-inch sticker on front endpaper and a VG+ dj in clear plastic cover. $20 includes shipping

 

A. Conan Doyle Memorial Edition. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume II. (Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930, hardcover). First of the "Complete" editions by Doubleday, based on printing plates used from individual volumes. This volume includes the Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Hound of the Baskervilles, the Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. P+, with front hinge showing at title page and quite loose. An acceptable reading or reference copy. $11 includes shipping.

 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Conan Doyle's Best Books, volume I, (Collier, ca. 1904 hardcover). Preface "The Original of Sherlock Holmes" by Dr. Harold Emery Jones. Color frontispiece and 4 black & white illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele. Includes A Study in Scarlet, "A Scandal in Bohemia", "A Case of Identity", and other stories. Poor condition, top half inch of spine missing, hinges mostly separated, many pages spotted or dirty. However, illustrations are all in VG condition. $14 includes shipping

 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Conan Doyle's Best Books, volume III (Collier, ca. 1904 hardcover). VG- Frontispiece photograph of Conan Doyle. Includes The White Company and Beyond the City. $14 includes shipping

 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Completing the Canon. Collected and introduced by Peter Haining. (Castle Books, 1981, hardcover). A collection of Holmes-related stories and articles by Conan Doyle. These are additional writings not typically found in the various collected or annotated editions of the Holmes stories. VG in G dj with half-inch tear on top front. $14 includes shipping.

 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Completing the Canon. Collected and introduced by Peter Haining. (Barnes&Noble Books, 1995, hardcover). A collection of Holmes-related stories and articles by Conan Doyle. These are additional writings not typically found in the various collected or annotated editions of the Holmes stories. VG in VG dj with photo of Jeremy Brett as Holmes. $14 includes shipping.

 

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Tales of Sherlock Holmes (A.L. Burt, ca. 1906, hardcover). With an introduction by G. Mercer Adam. Four plates (full page illustrations on better paper) by J. Watson Davis. Includes A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, "A Scandal in Bohemia", and "A Case of Identity." Volume most notable for its four illustrations of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. Faded blue and yellow cover with profile illustration of a man pointing a pistol. Cover is in poor condition with wear and small dents along edges and wear through cloth on front hinge. Interior in G+ condition with clean pages. $17 includes shipping.

 

Greenberg, Martin H., Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh, editors. Holmes for the Holidays. (Berkley Prime Crime, 1996 hardcover.) An excellent collection of 14 pastiches. VG in VG dj with a few chips. $17 includes shipping.

 

Haining, Peter. A Sherlock Holmes Companion. (Barnes & Noble books, 1994 hardcover.) First printing indicated by "1" on copyright page. A collection of classic essays and articles on Holmes from over the years. Numerous illustrations. VG in VG dj. $14 includes shipping.

 

King, Laurie. A Letter of Mary. (St. Martin's Press, 1996 hardcover.) A novel of suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell in 1923 that takes them to the Holy Land to investigate an age-old mystery. VG in VG dj. $11 includes shipping.

 

Meyer, Nicholas. The Seven Percent Solution. (E.P. Dutton & Co. 1974, hardcover.) Stated First Edition, later issue. The classic pastiche that re-ignited interest in Holmes in the seventies. It tells of Holmes drug addiction, his meeting with Sigmund Freud, and the real Professor Moriarty. VG in VG dj. $11 includes shipping.

 

Saffron, Robert. The Demon Device (Charter, 1981, paperback). First Charter printing indicated on copyright page. Fictional adventure of Conan Doyle in World War I. G with slight chipping at bottom of cover and bookseller stamps on inside cover and first page. $6 includes shipping.

 

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island (Charles Scribner's Sons 1916 hardcover). Illustrated by Wal Paget (the model for Sherlock Holmes as drawn by Sidney Paget, as well as illustrator of the Holmes story "The Dying Detective" in the Strand). Color paste-down on cover, three full-page color illustrations and more than 40 other illustrations. G with worn cover, stickers on endpapers, front hinge loose & missing front free endpaper, half title, and frontispiece. Title page is present and almost all pages are clean and fairly bright. $23 includes shipping.

 

 

Other Mystery/Thrillers

 

Garrett, Randall. Too Many Magicians. (Ace, 1979 paperback.) Stated First Ace printing September 1979. A Lord Darcy adventure that combines fantasy and detective genres into a thrilling story. This hard-to-find book will appeal to anyone who likes mystery and/or magic stories. VG-. $9 includes shipping.

 

Haycraft, Howard (editor). The Boy's Second Book of Great Detective Stories (Harper & Row, [copyright 1940], hardcover). Excellent collection of 14 detective stories. X-lib with usual markings, G in G dj that also has a plastic cover. $8 includes shipping.

 

Queen Jr., Ellery. The Golden Eagle Mystery (Scholastic Book Service, 1962, paperback). Third printing. Illustrated by Charles Beck. Juvenile mystery (note the "Jr." in author name) involving Djuna and a 150-year-old mystery. G+ with chipping at bottom of spine, name written on inside cover. $7 includes shipping.

 

Rizzi, Timothy. Night Stalker (Donald I Fine, 1992, hardcover). Printing index "1" on copyright page. Good techno-thriller involving B-2 Stealth Bomber. X-lib with usual markings, edges somewhat grubby, pages in back half of book have pulled away from spine binding as a group, G reading copy only with G dj that also has plastic cover, plastic torn on front. $7 includes shipping.

 

Robertson, Keith. Three Stuffed Owls. (Viking Press, 1972, hardcover) Twelfth printing. A fun mystery for young adults involving his series on the Carson Street Detective Agency (Neil Lambert and Swede Larson). X-lib with usual markings, G with worn cover and spine. $8 includes shipping.

 

Robeson, Kenneth. Doc Savage paperbacks (see details below)

 

 

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy

 

Appleton II, Victor, Illustrated by Graham Kaye Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire. #8 (Grosset & Dunlap, 1956, hardcover). The Tom Swift Junior adventures. Blue tweed hard cover. Bright color dust jacket with 12 Tom Swift titles on back dj and 37 Hardy Boy titles on back dj flap. Book in VG+, dj is G with chipping at top and bottom front, tears around top and bottom of dj spine and one-half inch missing from bottom dj spine. Will send you scan if requested. $20 includes shipping.

 

Feintuch, David. The Seafort Saga. Science fiction series of starship naval academy adventures in the tradition of Heinlein's Starship Troopers and Patrick O'Brien's naval stories. Paperbacks all in VG condition, $6 each or all three for $13 includes shipping.

-         Prisoner's Hope

-         Midshipman's Hope

-         Fisherman's Hope

 

Gerrold, David. The War Against the Chtorr sage. Science fiction series about the invasion of Earth by the author of Star Trek's "The Trouble with Tribbles." Paperbacks, all three for $10 includes shipping.

-         #1 A Matter for Men (revised edition, 1989) VG

-         #2 A Day for Damnation like new

-         #3 A Rage for Revenge G

 

Morressy, John. Kedrigern series. Paperbacks in G but well used condition, $4 each or $6 for both, includes shipping.

-         Kedrigern and the Charming Couple

-         Kedrigern in Wonderland

 

Robeson, Kenneth. Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze, paperbacks. The Doc Savage series was originally published in pulp magazines in the 1930s. These Bantam paperbacks were published in 1960s - 1970s and are long out of print and hard to find. Send me email to request details.

-         The Squeaking Goblin (#35)

-         Hex (#37)

-         Merchants of Disaster (#41)

-         The Sea Magician (#44)

-         The Feathered Octopus (#48)

-         The Mental Wizard (#53)

-         The Majii (#60)

 

Saberhagen, Fred. Merlin's Bones (Tor, 1995, hardcover) First edition stated. VG in VG dj, dj is lightly attached to covers. A story of Merlin and King Arthur. $12 includes shipping.

 

Zahn, Timothy. Specter of the Past. (Bantam, 1997, hardcover). Star Wars book, first in two-volume Hand of Thrawn series. VG in G dj with some crinkling on spine. $8 includes shipping.

 

Zahn, Timothy. Vision of the Future. (Bantam, 1998, hardcover). Star Wars book, second in two-volume Hand of Thrawn series. Printing index "1" on copyright page. X-lib with usual markings, otherwise clean pages and VG in G dj that also has plastic cover. $8 includes shipping.

 

 

Other Books

 

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (Little, Brown, 1947 printing of the 11th Edition, hardcover), edited and with a preface by Christopher Morley (founder of the Baker Street Irregulars). This edition was the first to include quotations by Conan Doyle. 1,578 pages. VG with faded spine, name written on front free endpaper. $18 includes shipping (heavy book).

 

Robertson, Keith. Henry Reed, Inc. (Viking Press, 1965, hardcover) Sixth printing. Excellent illustrations by Robert McCloskey. A funny story for kids involving Henry Reed's adventures in trying to make money. First of the famous Henry Reed series. X-lib with usual markings, spine loose but held by publishers library binding, fair (reading copy) with G+ dj that also has a plastic cover. $7 includes shipping.

 

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island (Grosset & Dunlap, 1989 printing of 1947 Illustrated Junior Library edition, trade paperback). Illustrated by Norman Price with five full-page color illustrations (including frontispiece) and numerous black & white illustrations. VG- with some cover wear. $11 includes shipping.

 

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island (Charles Scribner's Sons 1916 hardcover). Illustrated by Wal Paget (the model for Sherlock Holmes as drawn by Sidney Paget, as well as illustrator of the Holmes story "The Dying Detective" in the Strand). Color paste-down on cover, three full-page color illustrations and more than 40 other illustrations. G with worn cover, stickers on endpapers, front hinge loose & missing front free endpaper, half title, and frontispiece. Title page is present and almost all pages are clean and fairly bright. $23 includes shipping.

 

 

Bargain Paperbacks

All paperbacks and in good or better condition unless noted. These special bargain books are only available as part of a larger order. For every $10 worth of an order, you can add one of these books for $1. For example, if your order is $29, you could add 2 of these books at $1 each for a total order of $31.

-         Asimov, Isaac. The Rest of the Robots (Eight stories from the original)

-         Baantjer. Murder in Amsterdam (DeKok and the Sunday Strangler plus The Corpse on Christmas Eve.) Like new.

-         Fleming, Ian. Dr. No. (James Bond) poor, tape-repaired.

-         Foster, Alan Dean. Flinx in Flux

-         Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. (poor condition)

-         Saberhagen, Fred. Mindswords Story. The Sixth Book of Lost Swords.

-         Sheckley, Robert. Citizen in Space

-         Zahn, Timothy. Heir to the Empire. Star Wars Vol 1.

 

 

My Wants

 

Advertisements

I am interested in advertisements from before 1930 for books and magazines with Sherlock Holmes stories. The advertisements could be in any newspaper, magazine or other publication but they should mention Holmes or Conan Doyle. I am most interested in advertisements for first magazine appearances (e.g., an upcoming story in Collier's Weekly) or Holmes book first editions. I'd prefer original advertisements but could use photocopies of ads, and it helps if it includes the exact ad publication info (name of newspaper or magazine the ad appeared in, date, volume and issue number, page number).

 

Facsimiles

-         Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887 (Gibson Centenary facsimile version) with A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle

-         The Sherlock Holmes Illustrated Omnibus, vol. 1. (Facsimile edition of the Sherlock Holmes stories in the Strand Magazine)

-         Facsimile publications of Sherlock Holmes stories that appeared in the Strand Magazine after 1906. This would include the stories in The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. (note: I already have The Original Illustrated 'Strand' Sherlock Holmes from Wordsworth/Mallard Press.)

 

 

Ordering, Payment and Other Details

Please email me at AKArandallstock221@gmail.com (do not use the letters "AKA" which are included here to prevent automated e-mail harvesters from spamming me) with your order information, including:

-         Your name, address, phone number, and email address

-         Titles of the books that you want

-         Title(s) of Bargain Paperbacks that you want (for orders over $9.99)

-         Do you want insurance?

 

I will reply with a confirmation of item availability, the total cost of your order, and my mailing address.

 

Book Descriptions: I'm not a bookseller, but I've tried to give complete and accurate descriptions. If you want a picture, let me know and I'll e-mail one to you. "DJ" stands for dust-jacket. My ratings in descending order of quality are:

-         Like new: Same as getting it new at your local bookstore

-         VG: Very Good; light wear from a careful reader

-         G: Good; clearly previously read with some wear and possibly a few minor defects

-         P: poor, reading-copy only

 

Insurance: I've never had a significant problem with the Post Office. However, I cannot be responsible for an item that is damaged or lost by them. If you want insurance for your item, please let me know.

 

Shipping: All prices already include US Post Office Book/Media Rate shipping. Insurance is additional.

 

Payment: Prices are in US dollars and already include postage. Pay with US dollars in cash, US personal check or US Post Office money order. Cash/money order ships immediately; will wait 10 business days for personal check to clear.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Currently I can only ship to US destinations. I'm not sure what's involved in shipping to Canada or any other international destination. If you want something shipped outside the US and your order is more than $20, I will look into it but cannot guarantee at this time that I will be able to fulfill your order. There will be an additional charge for shipping outside the US.

 

 

 

 


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