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The Man With the Golden Arm - Nelson Algren

1949 - Doubleday &, New York - First Edition
There’s people in hell who want ice water…’

Algren’s shockingly brilliant novel of the disinherited,
The Man With the Golden Arm tells the sordid tale of Frankie Machine, the ‘golden arm’ dealer of a back street Chicago gambling den, whose heroin addiction and failing marriage drive him to the depths of despair.

The character of Frankie Machine was memorably brought to life on the silver screen by Frank Sinatra, in Otto Preminger’s 1955 film adaptation of the novel, which co-starred Kim Novak and Eleanor Parker.
 
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Cause For Alarm - Eric Ambler

1940 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - Second Printing
A classic Ambler spy thriller.

It seemed to me that the train had started to make a curious thumping noise. I tried to separate the noise, identify it, and realised that it was the sound of the blood pumping in my head. I knew suddenly that I was scared, scared stiff

‘Nicky Marlow needs a job. He's engaged to be married and the employment market in Britain in 1937 is pretty slim. So when his fiancée points out the position with an English armaments manufacturer in Italy, he jumps at the chance. Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth about his predecessor's departure and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. In the process, Marlow realizes that it's not so simple just to do the job he's paid for - not in fascist Italy, on the eve of a world war’ [
Penguin Classics] 
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Murder Begins at Home - Delano Ames

1949 - Hodder &, London - First Edition
First edition of Ames’ second Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery, scarce in the bright sharp dust jacket illustrated by Nicolson.

The second case of Dagobert Brown and his wife Jane who travel to America, from New York to Detroit ending up in New Mexico...
 
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Death of a Fellow Traveller - Delano Ames

1950 - Hodder &, London - First Edition
First edition of Ames’ third Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery in the bright sharp dust jacket illustrated by Nicolson.

The third adventure for Dagobert (
She Shall Have Murder) Brown and his wife Jane (née Hamish), who travel down from London to the Cornish village of Gwink. Within a few hours of their arrival the young man with the moustache, the limp and the two Harlequin Great Danes whom they had noticed on the train was found dead... 
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The Body on Page One - Delano Ames

1951 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of Ames’ fifth Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery in the bright sharp dust jacket designed by Jarvis.

The fifth adventure for Dagobert (
She Shall Have Murder) Brown and his wife Jane (née Hamish). This time the travelling duo decide to settle down at home in London, but of course their ever inquisitive nature makes them restless... 
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Murder, Maestro, Please - Delano Ames

1952 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of Ames’ sixth Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery in the bright sharp dust jacket designed by Jarvis.

The sixth adventure for Dagobert (
She Shall Have Murder) Brown and his wife Jane (née Hamish). This time the travelling duo arrive on their tandem bicycle in time for a murder at Puiz d’Aze in the Pyrenees... 
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Crime out of Mind - Delano Ames

1956 - Hodder &, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of Ames’ tenth Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery in the bright sharp dust jacket designed by Jarvis.

The sixth adventure for Dagobert (
She Shall Have Murder) Brown and his wife Jane (née Hamish). This time the travelling duo head off for a “holiday” in the Austrian Tyrol... 
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The Maker of Fairy Tales - with - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen, Fritz Kredel (illustrator)

1942 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First Kredel Edition, Limited to 1500 copies, of which this is no. 294, signed by Jean Hersholt and Fritz Kredel
A sumptuous two volume collection, containing twenty nine of Andersen’s beloved fairy tales, including such favourites as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, together with Denmark's Ugly Duckling - the story of Hans Christian Andersen.

The
Thirteen Stories by Andersen, and correspondence offering a fascinating insight into his life, thoughts and career.

Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere, and illustrated by Fritz Kredel with hand-coloured drawings and sketches.
 
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