66 Union Road, Liversedge, West Riding of Yorkshire WF15 7JF 01924 505 666 david.sheard@ntlworld.com.uk By appointment or 10 till 2 on Saturdays but check Facebook Page for extra days and hours

SHERLEY’S DOG BOOK 1934

I don’t think you have to be called Sherley to read it and as its the 15th edition it must have had a wider audience. If you are called Shirley, or have a friend called Shirley who is into dogs, or even a friend not called Shirley who is into dogs then I would be willing to sell this copy for the bargain price of £4.00

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Fantasy and Science Fiction – most US but a few UK editions

I think four are UK editions with different contents that US editions for same year and month, but just to complicate the issue, many have a UK price overprinted on US editions. However to make matters easier all mine are priced at £2.50.

I think I may have listed some of these earlier, if I did the covers will be on a blog.


1957 August £2.50 Walter M Miller – Stuart Palmer – Mildred Clingerman – Rog Phillips – William Morrison – Les Cole – Damon Knight – H Ken Bulmer – Doris P Buck – Anthony Boucher – Robert Heinlein – Isaak Asimov
1960 October £2.50 Gordon R Dickson – Charles G Finney – Will Worthington – Miriam Allen Deford – Isaac Asimov – Howard Fast – Clifford D Simak
1960 October £2.50 Gordon R Dickson – Charles G Finney – Will Worthington- Miriam Allen Deford – Isaac Asimov – Howard Fast – Clifford D Simak
1962 June £2.50 Robert F Young – Kate Wilhelm – Maria Russell – Isaac Asimov – Henry Slesar
1962 June £2.50 J G Ballard – Avram Davidson – J T McIntosh – Isaac Asimov – Josef Nesvadba – Barry Stevens – Ward Moore
1962 May £2.50 Robert F Young – Kate Wilhelm – Maria Russell – Isaac Asomov – Henry Slesar – Poul Anderson
1963 £2.50 Brunner – Hall – Mackin – Rome
1965 June £2.50 Poul Anderson – Frederic Brown – Judith Merril – Ron Goulart – Theodore L Thomas – Herb Lehrman – Greg Benford – Doris Pitkin Buck – L Sprague De Camp -Isaak asimov -Roger Zelazny – Robert Arthur
1965 June £2.50 Poul Anderson -Frederic Brown – Carl Onspaugh -Gahan Wilson – Judith Merril – Ron Gulart – Theodore L Thomas – Herb Lehrman – Greg Benford – Doris Pitkin Buck
1966 “March
arch” £2.50 Zenna Henderson – Kathleen James – Henry Slesar – Richard Olin – John Tomerlin – Julius Fast – Rudyard Kipling
1966 April £2.50 Philip K Dick – Jack Vance – A M Marple – Carol Emswiller – J T McIintosh – Gilbert Thomas – James Fulley – Larry Niven
1966 June £2.50 Roger Zelazny – Jack Vance – Doris Pitkin Buck – Barry Rothman – Kenneth Bulmer – Len Gutterage – John Decles
1966 July £2.50 Keith Laumer – Ardrey Marshall – Jack Vance – Robert Bloch – Ron Goulart – Norman Spinrad – Herb Lehrman
1966 October £2.50 Isaac Asimov – L Sprage De Camp – Gahan Wilson – Arthur Porges – Vic Chapmen – R L Stephenson – Jon Decles – Brian W Aldiss – Sally Daniell
1968 February £2.50 Kate Wilhelm – Chet Arthur – Mose Mallette – William F Nolan – Ted White – Robert Lory – Harry Harrison – Robert L Fish – Booth Tarkington
1968 September £2.50 Piers Anthony – Ed Jesby – Gilbert Thomas – Gahan Wilson – Stephen Barr – David R Bunch – Henry Slesar
1968 October £2.50 Larry Niven – Robert Silverberg – Phullis Murphy – Harvey Jacobs – D F Jones – Harlon Ellison – Isaak Asimov – Ron Goulart – Arthur C Clarke
1969 May £2.50 Poul Anderson – Suzette Haden Elgin – William C Abeel – M John Harrison – Ron Goulart – George Malko
1969 May £2.50 Poul Anderson – Suzette Haden Elgin – William C Abeel – M John Harrison – Ron Goulart – George Malko –
1973 November £2.50 Phyllis Gotlieb – Gordon Eklund – Poul Anderson – Bill Pronzini – Herbie Brennan – Leonard Tushnet – Barry N Malzberg
1974 July £2.50 Sterling E Lanier – Robert Thurston – Charles W Runyon – Maskell Barkin – Larry Trtten – Michael G Coney – Barry N Malzberg – Margaret St Clair – Harvey Jacobs
1977 November £2.50 Charles L Harness – George Alec Effinger – Malzberg & Pronzini – L Sprague de Camp – Edward Wellen – Jeffrey Bullock – Richard Fred
1977 July £2.50 Harlan Ellison -Robert Silverberg – Richard Delap – L K Swigart – Eric Norden – Edward Wellen – Bruce McAllister – Steven Utley – Jane Yolen
1978 March £2.50 Varley – Brentnor – Wellman – Thomas – Cook – Grant – Young – Garrett
1978 April £2.50 Priest – Roberts – Aldiss – Aickman – Brunner – Watson – Cowper Bulmer
1978 May £2.50 Weiner – Cook – Olin – Malzberg – De Camp – Gilden – Moore

Dennis Wheatley

I Thought I had a good collection of his works, I knew he was prolific ( not John Creasey or Michael Moorcock prolific but prolific just the same) over 70 books. I do have, paperbacks, hardbacks, hardbacks with dust jackets and some 1st editions (one signed) in stock, mostly at £2.50 each but a few at £5.00. I have highlighted titles I have in stock in red on the bibliography below.

Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 – 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world’s best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories.

Born in South London, he was the eldest of three children of an upper-middle-class family, the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College. Soon after his expulsion Wheatley became a British Merchant Navy officer cadet on the training ship HMS Worcester.

During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain.

Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.

 

 

Duke de Richleau series
The Forbidden Territory (Adventure, January 1933) – filmed in 1934
The Devil Rides Out (Occult/Romance, December 1934) – filmed in 1968
The Golden Spaniard (Adventure, August 1938)
Three Inquisitive People (Crime, February 1940)
Strange Conflict (Occult, April 1941)
Codeword – Golden Fleece (Espionage, May 1946)
The Second Seal (Historical/Espionage, November 1950)
The Prisoner in the Mask (Historical/Espionage, September 1957)
Vendetta in Spain (Historical/Espionage, August 1961)
Dangerous Inheritance (Crime, August 1965)
Gateway to Hell (Occult, August 1970)
Gregory Sallust series
Black August (Science Fiction/Adventure, January 1934)
Contraband (Espionage, October 1936)
The Scarlet Impostor (Espionage, January 1940)
Faked Passports (Espionage, June 1940)
The Black Baroness (Espionage/Crime, October 1940)
V for Vengeance (Espionage, March 1942)
Come into My Parlour (Espionage, November 1946)
The Island Where Time Stands Still (Espionage, September 1954)
Traitors’ Gate (Espionage, September 1958)
They Used Dark Forces (Espionage/Occult, October 1964)
The White Witch of the South Seas (Crime/Occult, August 1968)
Julian Day novels
The Quest of Julian Day (Adventure/Romance, January 1939)
The Sword of Fate (Adventure/Romance, September 1941)
Bill for the Use of a Body (Crime, April 1964)
Roger Brook series
The Launching of Roger Brook (Historical/Espionage, July 1947)
The Shadow of Tyburn Tree (Historical/Espionage, May 1948)
The Rising Storm (Historical/Espionage, October 1949)
The Man Who Killed the King (Historical/Espionage, November 1951)
The Dark Secret of Josephine (Historical/Espionage, March 1955)
The Rape of Venice (Historical/Espionage, October 1959)
The Sultan’s Daughter (Historical/Espionage, August 1963)
The Wanton Princess (Historical/Espionage, August 1966)
Evil in a Mask (Historical/Espionage, August 1969)
The Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware (Historical/Espionage, August 1971)
The Irish Witch (Historical/Espionage/Occult, August 1973)
Desperate Measures (Historical/Espionage, September 1974)
Molly Fountain / Colonel Verney novels
To the Devil – a Daughter (Occult, January 1953) – filmed in 1976
The Satanist (Occult, August 1960)
Other occult novels
The Haunting of Toby Jugg [Toby Jugg] (Occult, December 1948) – filmed in 2006 as The Haunted Airman
The Ka of Gifford Hillary [Gifford Hillary] (Occult/Science Fiction, July 1956)
Unholy Crusade [‘Lucky’ Adam Gordon] (Historical Adventure/Occult, August 1967)
Science fiction novels
Sixty Days to Live (X). [Lavinia Leigh and others] (Apocalyptic, August 1939)
Star of Ill-Omen (X). [Kem Lincoln] (Alien abduction, May 1952)
“Lost World” novels
They Found Atlantis [Camilla and others] (January 1936)
Uncharted Seas [Various] (January 1938) – filmed in 1968 as The Lost Continent
The Man Who Missed the War (X). [Philip Vaudell] (November 1945)

Other adventure/espionage novels
Such Power is Dangerous [Avril Bamborough] (Adventure, June 1933)
The Fabulous Valley [The Heirs of John Thomas Long] (Adventure, August 1934)
The Eunuch of Stamboul [Swithin Destime] (Espionage, July 1935) – filmed in 1936 as Secret of Stamboul
The Secret War [Sir Anthony Lovelace, Christopher Pen, Valerie Lorne] (Espionage, January 1937)
Curtain of Fear [Nicholas Novák] (Espionage, October 1953)
Mayhem in Greece [Robbie Grenn] (Espionage, August 1962)
The Strange Story of Linda Lee [Linda Lee] (Crime/Adventure, August 1972)

SPORTS BUDGET 1929 & 1930

I have 20 issues of Sports Budget. I can’t find out a lot about them but would be willing to sell at £5.00 a copy. I did find this description;

“Excellent weekly newspaper concentrating mostly on football-either short stories or factual reports. First issue January 13th 1923. It is printed on newspaper stock. Printed and published by The Amalgamated Press from the Fleetway House Farringdon Street London. It had 24 pages and sold for 2d.

Amalgamated Press had tried different football formats earlier with Football Favourite (4/9/20-30/4/21) and Sports for Boys (20/10/20-21/4/21) and seemingly came up with the winning and much more long lived Sports Budget.

The main bulk of its stories were dedicated to football, although there were alternatives in the shape of cricket and rugby.”

Detective Pulps (UK editions)

All complete but not in the best condition hence the price. I do like the type casting on the FBI Detective Cover, the clean cut Dick, the innocent Kid and the sly looking kidnapper complete with cig.


Short Stories 1949 June £5.00 James Francis Dwyer – Berton E Cook – Gordon Keyne – H Bedford-Jones – Kerry O’Neil – Donald Barr Chidsey
F B I Detective Stories 0 £5.00 Richard Deming – Larry Holden – Bruce Cassiday – Tedd Thomey
Detective Tales 1955 April £5.00 W C Gault – Charles Beckman – Margaret Manners – Frank Scott York – Frank Gruber – Jules Archer – A E Grisman – Walt Sheldon
Black Mask 1947 October £5.00 D L Champion – RC Dennis – Jack Karney – CM Kornbluth

WE ARE SOLDIERS – Danny Danziger

OUR HEROES. THEIR STORIES. REAL LIFE ON THE FRONT LINE. Interviews of the soldiers who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Danny Danziger 043First Edition hard Back £5.00

NEBULA SCIENCE FICTION

I suppose I only think of it as the “Golden Age” of Science Fiction because these were the authors I discovered in the 50’s and 60’s when I progressed from Dan Dare in the Eagle. 


6 Nebula Science Fiction 1953 December £2.50 Rayer – M’Intosh – Eric Frank Russell – EC Tubb – Thorne – Reynolds
13 Nebula Science Fiction 1955 September £5.00 Rayer – Tubb – Lan Wright – Temple
15 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 January £5.00 Tubb – Bob Shaw – James White – Heinlein – Lyster – Irish
16 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 March £5.00 Bounds – Tubb – Silverberg – James – Shaw – Seabright
18 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 November £5.00 Tubb – Temple – Aldiss – Brunner – Morgan – Sellings
22 Nebula Science Fiction 1957 July £5.00 Stratford – A Betram Chandler – Wright – Temple – Allen – Ridley
25 Nebula Science Fiction 1957 October £5.00 Bulmer – Glasby – Temple – Ludwig – Presslie – Tilley
26 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 January £5.00 Eric Frank Russell – Tubb – Tilley – High – Aldiss
27 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 February £5.00 Bulmer – Brunner – High – Burke – Webb
28 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 March £5.00 Tubb – Silverberg – High – Tilley – Presslie – Allen
34 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 September £5.00 Aldiss – Stratford – James – Presslie – Inglis – Bulmer
35 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 October £5.00 Tubb – Russell – White – Temple – Bulmer
36 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 November £5.00 Morgan – Tubb – Kippax – Aldiss – Allen
37 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 December £5.00 High – Presslie – James – Silverberg – Patrick – Kippax
38 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 January £5.00 High – Aldiss – Diamond – Stratford – Franson – James – Silverberg
40 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 May £5.00 Temple – High – Inglis – Swann – Jackson
41 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 June £5.00 Aldiss – High – Shaw – Webb – Stratford – Rackham

MARQUEZ

MARC MARQUEZ

born to win

He might not have as much charisma as the GOAT but he is getting there, none can deny his riding ability, his guts or his will to win. His smile, might wrongly, seem forced but what a lot he has to smile about.

This 2014 192 page offering by Marco Masetti is not a book with illustration, but illustrations with a book. This copy has not been read and is a bargain at £7.50

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JD – more offerings

 

Angels From Hell – Mick Norman 2nd £15.00

Suedehead – Richard Allen – £15.00

Richard Allen – Smoothies 1st £5.00

BOOT BOYS – Richard Allen 1st £5.00

Mark Norman – GUARDIAN ANGELS – 1st £3.00

Bikers At War – Jan Hudson – 1976 1st £10.00

Peter Cave – The Run 1972 1st £15.00

Black Leather Barbarians – Pat Stadly  £2.50

Petra Christian – Bed and Bawd 2nd £2.50

Petra Christian – The New Drifters – Rep £2.50

The Devil’s Riders – Alex R Stuart 2nd £2.50

Alex R Stuart – The Last Trip 1975 3rd £2.50

Gillian Freeman – The Leather Boys – 1972 2nd £5.00

Alex Stuart – The Bikers – £2.50

Kurt Saxon WHEELS OF RAGE – 1975 2nd £20.00

Richard Allen – Sorts – 1973 1st £10.00

 

 

ANALOG

All these issues are large format.


1964 April Sanders – G O Smith – Porges – Richmond – Brand – Murray Leinster
1964 May Schmitz – Raphael – John Brunner – Temple – Anvil
1964 June Berryman – McIntosh – Gordon Dickson – Poal Anderson – Richmond – Schmitz
1964 July Burkett – Poal Anderson – Banks – Phillips
1964 August Reynolds – Damon Knight – Geffe – Burkett
1964 September Garrett – Schmitz – Piers Anthony – Hotaling – Burkett
1964 October Reynolds – Phillifent – Pembrokre – Frank Herbert – Lockhard

For contents of other issues illustrated here please check previous blog.

All these issues and many more are available at £2.50 each

 

Ballantine Books – War, Westerns & a bit of Sex

 

WESTERNS

Shadow on the Border by George Appell 1957 £2.50

Frank O’Rourke – Hard Men – 1956 1st £5.00

EE Halleran – The Hostile Hills £2.50 and Blazing Border £5.00

WAR

U-BOATS at WAR – German Submarines in Action 1939-1945 – Harold Busch £2.50

William Mulvihill – Fire Mission 1957 – £2.50
By Wolfgang Frank and Captain Bernhard Rogge - The German Raider Atlantis 1956 £5.00

AVIATION

Halfway to Heaven by Terrance Flair £2.50

SEX

Pietro Di Donato – This Woman – £5.00

 

 

NEW WORLDS Science Fiction

I am slowly (very slowly) working through cataloguing my SF digests, but I have a very very lot. Remember, if you are looking for a particular author (and to justify the time I am taking to catalogue and list them) you can use the search button on the bottom of the page.


12     F G Rayer – Gregory Francis – Sydney J Bounds – J T M’Intosh – George Longdon – E C Tubb £5.00
15      John K Aiken – Charles Gray – John Christopher – Peter Hawkins – E C Tubb £7.50
16      J T M’Intosh – R G Reyer – E C Tubb – George Longdon – A Bertram Chandler £7.50
17     Lan Wright – E R James – James Macgregor – A Bertram Chandler – F G Rayer – J T M’Intosh £7.50
81     Charles Eric Maine – James White – John Brunner – Philip E High £2.50
85     John Brunner – Lan Wright – Robert Silverberg – Francis G Rayer – E R James – Kenneth Bulmer £2.50
86     Donald Malcolm – E R James – Philip E High – Kenneth Bulmer – Peter Hawkins £2.50
95     James White – J G Ballard – Brian W Aldiss – Larry Maddock £2.50
108   David Rome – J G Ballard – John Rackham – D D Stewart – John Brunner £2.50
109   John Rackham – Robert Silverberg – Mike Davis – Kenneth Jones – John Brunner £2.50
110 J G Ballard – James White – John Kippax – George Whitley – David Rome – D E Ellis £2.50

ANALOG Science Fiction – Science Fact

All available for £2.50. If you search for a particular author there is a search button hidden at the very bottom of the page, I have not been able to find a way to put it at the top where it should be. 

Analog 1965 July Poul Anderson – Gordon R Dickson – Mack Reynolds – Christopher Anvil – Scott Nichols – Lawrence A Perkins
Analog 1969 September James Tiptree – Herbert Jacob Bernstein – Robert Chilton – W Macfarlane – E G Von Wald – Jack Wodhams
Analog 1970 January J Russell Seitz & Ben Bova – Robert Chilson – Bruce Daniels – Howard L Mayers – A Bertram Chandler – Harry Harrison
Analog 1976 November Spider Robinson – Margaret L Silbar – George Sassoon – James E Oberg – Sam Nicholson – Muurray Yaoo – Melissa Leach Dowd – William Walling
Analog 1977 March Spider & Jeanne Robinson – James Gunn – Sam Nicholson – Christopher Anvil – C L Grant – Henry Melton Heyford Peirce
Analog 1973 March John Brunner – Jerry Pournelle – Herbie Brennan – Mark K Roberts – Poul Anderson
Analog 1973 April William E Cochrane – Tom Purdom – G H Scithers – Pat De Graw – Poul Anderson
Analog 1977 April George R R Martin – Randall Garrett – George M Ewing – Stephen Leigh – Roy L Prosterman – Bernard Deitchman
Analog 1977 September Keith Laumer – Stanley Schmidt – Rachel C Payes – David Drake – Charles Ott – Sam Nicholson – Ron Goulet – Edmundo Hamiltowne
Analog 1979 November Mark J McGarry – Roger Arnold & Donald Kingsbury – Kevin O’Donnell – Thomas E Easton – Clifford D Simak

Alfred Hitchcock – Adult’s Books & Children’s Books

 

ADULT’S

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ;Speak of the Devil, Murderer’s Row, 16 Skeletons from my Closet, Anti-Social Register, Murder Racquet All  £5.00 each

CHILDREN’S

ALFRED HITCHCOCK and the Three Investigators in ; The Secret of Terror Castle, The Mystery of the Fiery Eye, The Mystery of the Shrinking House, The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon, The Mystery of the Talking Skull, The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure all  £2.50 each

Penguin Guides

I have only shown once as the covers are to all intents and purposes the same.

Penguin G019
Somerset : Cornwall :  Devon : Derbyshire : Lake District :  Wilts and Dorset : North Wales &  Kent all available at £2.5 each (some with dj some without)

Science Fiction (& fantasy) HARD BACKS

PLEASE NOTE – Not all these books are located in my shop (for security reasons)


Wyndham John The Day of the Triffids £tbd Michel Joseph
Hamilton Edmond City at Worlds End £10.00 Fell
Clarke Arthur C Islands in the Sky £10.00 Sedgwick & Jackson
Dick Philip K World of Chance £10.00 sf Book Club
Ballard JG The Drowned World £tbd Gollancz
Tubb EC Death is a Dream £10.00 Hart Davis
Tubb EC Ten From Tomorrow £10.00 Hart Davis
Bloch Robert Cold Chills £5.00 Hale
van Vogt A E More than Superhuman £40.00 NEL
Stevens Francis The Heads of Cerberus £15.00 Polaris
Burroughs Edgar Rice The Moon Maid £25.00 Tom Stacey
Clarke Arthur C 1984 Spring £10.00 Granada
Sheehan Perley Poore The Abyss of Wonders £20.00 Polaris
Clarke Arthur C The Coming of the Space Age £10.00 Gollancz
Taine John The Forbidden Garden £20.00 Fantasy
Taine John Green Fire £10.00 Fantasy
Farmer Philip Jose The Classic 1952 – 1964 £5.00 Robson
Bell Robert In Realms Unknown £10.00 Vantage
Clarke Arthus C Of Time and Stars £5.00 Gollancz
Campbell John W The Incedible Planet £20.00 Fantasy
Dick Philip K Valis £25.00 Kerosina

Gold Medal paperbacks from 1950’s

Did anyone look at the “Decoy” cover and not think “I vill say thiss only vunce”

The Decoy by Edward Ronns  £4.00

Shanghai Incident by Steve Dodge £10

Morgue for Venus by Jonathan Craig £5.00

Fan Nichols The Caged £2.50

Joseph Chadwick – Devil’s Legacy £2.50

The Scarlet Venus by Chalmers Green £4.00

The Sharp Edge – Richard Himmel £5.00

Richard S Prather – The Wailing Frail £4.00

The Hoods Take Over – Ovid Demaris £4.00

Steven C Lawrence – Saddle Justice 1957 1st £10

River Girl – Charles Williams – 1951 1st £10

NEW WORLDS fiction of the future

 


Vol 4 #12 1951 F G Rayer – Gregory Francis – Sydney J Bounds – J T M’Intosh – George Longdon – E C Tubb £5.00
Vol 5 #15 1952 John K Aiken – Charles Gray – John Christopher – Peter Hawkins – E C Tubb £7.50
Vol 6 #16 July 1952 J T M’Intosh – R G Reyer – E C Tubb – George Longdon – A Bertram Chandler £7.50
Vol 6 #17 September 1952 Lan Wright – E R James – James Macgregor – A Bertram Chandler – F G Rayer – J T M’Intosh £7.50

JD – not all so young or even delinquent but it’s a convenient tag includes Hell’s Angels and Skinheads.

 

Angel Challenge by Mick Norman 1st £5.00

Pat Stadley – The Black Leather Barbarians £4.00

ROGUE ANGELS by Peter Cave 1973 1st (on ABE at £56 and £219) £25

HELL’S ANGELS by Jan Hudson 1971 Rep £5.00

Thom Ryder ANGEL ALONE 1975 1st £3.50

MAMA – Peter Cave 1973 rep £5.00

Hugh Barron BONNIE 1972 rep £2.50

Just Ask the Lonely by Vivien Tenny 1971 Rep £10.00

FREEWHEELIN FRANK by Frank Reynolds as told to Michael MaClure 1969 1st £10.00

SPEED FREAKS by Peter Cave £2.50

UP THE CITY ROAD by John Stroud £10.00

THE BIKE FROM HELL by Alex R Stuart 1975 £15.00

Richard Allen – SKINHEAD GIRLS 1972 1st £25.00

Howard Baker – THE CELLAR BOYS – 1973 £12.50

Hal Ellson – JAILBAIT STREET £7.50

SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES – 1958 Style

Have you noticed how many women feature on the covers when very few appeared in the stories in this period?

#1 Vol 1 1958 £10.00 CM CORNBLUTH – Calvin M Knox – Algis Budrys

#2 Vol 1 1958 £7.50 Jerry Sohl – James Blish & Phil Barnhart – Robert Randall

Popular Library Paperbacks from the ’50s

Most of these have good artwork on the rear covers as well as the fronts. There is a bit of a theme here (with at least a couple of exceptions), in these days I should probably not admit that I like these covers so I wont (admit it that is).

 


House Brant ed.  –   Love From France 1956 £2.50
Barton Jack  – The Mustangers 1957 £5.00
Lowry Robert –  The Last Party £5.00
Dee Roger  – Let The Sky Fall 1957 – £5.00
Murray William  – The Fugitive Romans 1956 £2.50
Dratler Jay J  – Doctor Paradise 1957 £5.00
Cars Guy Des  – Woman of Paris 1955 £5.00
Heller Larry  – I Get What I Want 1956 £10.00
Waer Jack  – Sweet and Low Down 1955 £2.50
Sanders Jacquin  – The Girls from Goldfield 1957 £4.00
Kerr Ben –  I Fear You Not 1956 £5.00
Raddall Thomas H  – The Nymph and the Lamp 1958 £2.50

Clements Calvin J – Dark Night Of Love  1956 £2.50

“Dalesman” Mini Books

I don’t restrict myself to the “Dalesman” magazine, I look out for all their publications even when they stray out of God’s Own County (GOC).

 

Exploring: The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Coast (three Books)

Lakeland A to Z

Matlock

Peak District Walks

Roman Derbyshire

Shepherds Crooks and Walking Sticks

Walking in; Airedale : Bronte Country : North Yorkshire Moors : Lower Wharfedale : Upper Wharfedale

Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities

All are available along with many other Dalesman publications, though if you intend visiting my shop and you are interested let me know as they are all at home as I intend getting round to reading them, especially the “walking” books. As the bumper sticker should say “Bibliophiles just read about it”.

 

 

Doctor WHO & Return of the Jedi )two books not an unknown crossover)

 

£2.50 for Return of the Jedi and £5.00 for a fine copy of Doctor Who

Four Books with no discernible connection with each other

 

LEATHERWORK Home Handicraft Series by L Johnson 1949 £4.00

The Technique of Mountaineering – J E B Wright 1955 £3.00

Now We Are Sixty – by Christopher Matthew. I could nor remove the stains off the dust jacket, but when I checked on ABE, every book illustrated had identical stains in the same places. £2.00

PEKINGESE – Herminie Warner Hill – Foyles Handbook £1.00

ANALOG – Science Fact & Science Fiction

Digests, but not as we know them Jim, this is from the period when from some reason the publishers sought to supersize, bigger than A4.

 

Vol 72 #1 Sept ’63 – ; Winston P Sanders, Rick Raphael, William J Smith, Frank A Javor. James R Hall

Vol 72 #4 Dec ’63 Frank Herbert, Walter Bupp, Poul Anderson, Jonathan Blake MacKenzie

Vol 72 #5 Jan ’64 ; Randell Garrett, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Norman Spinrad, John Brunner, Frank Herbert

Vol 72 #6 Feb ’64 ; Dean McLaughlin, Richard L Davis, Christopher Anvil. Frank Herbert

Vol 73 #1 March ’64 ; Murray Leinster, Norman Spinrad, Robin Scott, Walt and Leigh Richmond

Vol 74 #1 Dec ’64 ; Murray Leinster, Walt and Leigh Richmond, Christopher Anvil, Harry Harrison, Mack Reynolds

ALL AVAILABLE FOR £2.50

 

Mysteries

A couple to check if you are looking for the rare short stories by your favourite author and a series I have not come across previously.

Larry Kent (protagonist not the author who is not mentioned) – Homicide Hell £3.00

Manhunt Detective Monthly January 1954 ; Henry Kane, Richard S Prather (Shell Scott Story), Richard Dening, Harold Q Masur, Evan Hunter, Michael Fessier, Charles Beckman Junior, Emmanuel Winters, and Vincent H Gaddis – all that talent for just £3.00

Suspense Monthly February 1958 ; Hugh B Cave, Agatha Christie, Gerald Kersh, Charles Irving, Octavus Roy Cohen (what a great name), Simenon, Cornell Woolrich, Manning Coles, Ben Ray Redman, Michael Barker, Mignon G Eberhart, Gerald Bell and James Hadley Chase £2.50

 

Westerns – Cowboys

Not exactly in vogue, but they were a significant market in the 50’s. The quality of writing varied greatly with some authors churning out weekly offerings. This is a collection of hardbacks in dust jackets in near fine condition (most of them).

 

Missouri Man – Frank McLowery  £5.00

Marshal of Mustang – Landon Grant £5.00

Forlorn Valley – Al Cody £5.00

Raton Pass – Tom W Blackburn £10.00

Range Feud – DB Newton £10.00

Range War – Thomas W Blackburn £5.00

Stagecoach Guard – D.B. Newton £5.00

The Circle C Feud – Tod Ballard £5.00

Doomrock Range – Al Cody £5.00

MAVERICK – Boss of Rocking H Ranch – Charles I Coombs £5.00

The Last Trail – Zane Grey – £5.00

Tales of Wells Fargo – Danger Station – Sam Allison £5.00

 ALL CAN BE POSTED FREE TO UK

G A HENTY

A selection of hardbacks all early 20th century editions in very attractive printed boards all in very good condition. Don’t even think of paying silly prices for paperback reprints, these titles are available for £15.00 each. I should have taken a photo of the spines as they all have great illustrations on them, these are very attractive books.

 

presenting a peculiar permutation of paperbacks

 

The Brontes – published in Bradford by Arthur Dobson in 1968 originally published as Thornton and the Brontes. by William Scruton £2.50

Smoky. Apparently the story of a horse. by Will James  a Puffin reprint (I do have earlier copies available) £2.50

Dennis Wheatley – The Fabulous Valley £2.50

The Undersea Adventure – Philippe Diole   £2.50

Edgar Wallace – Again Saunders – £2.50

 

Just to prove the Daily Express haven’t always published rubbish.

Printed in 1933 by Daily Express Publications this series of “classics” present a set of very good looking books. A real bargain at £2.50, or £10.OO for the set.

img_20190118_154936Titles featured;

Oliver Goldsmith – The Vicar of Wakefield & She Stoops to Conquer

Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White

RD Blackmore – Lorna Doone

Alexander Dumas – The Three Musketeers

Charles Reade – The Cloister and the Hearth

George Elliot – The Mill on the Floss

W M Thackeray – Vanity Fair

BRITISH RAILWAYS DIESEL TRACTION *Manuel for Enginemen*

Published in 1962 by the British Transport Commission, this copy is a first edition with no dust jacket (I don’t know if it was issued with one or not one of the copies I have found advertised has a jacket).

This 272 page, well illustrated book is as near fine as you will find and you can buy it in my shop for only £7.50.

 

 

Science Fiction – Vintage

 

Michael Moorcock – My Experiences in the Third World War –  Savoy £2.50

THINGS – anthology £2.50

James White – The Secret Visitors – Digit – £2.50

The Perfect Planet – Evelyn E Smith – Lancer – £2.50

The next three books are not in very good condition, but they are complete and there are not a lot of copies about.

Lee Stanton‘s MUSHROOM MEN FROM MARS – Authentic SF £5.00

Virgo Statten ( John Russell Fearn) Pioneer,1990 and Decreation £5.00 each

Magazine Miscellany

Like most second hand book dealers I am reluctant to throw anything away and like most second hand book dealers a miscellany of material materialises whilst you have your back turned.

This lots is miscellaneous 40’s and 50’s. You are probably too late to take up the “Special Pattern and Transfer Offer”. I included the motoring review of the Morris Oxford from the Men’s Magazine knowing how up to date my readers are.

ALL AVAILABLE IN NOT IN HECKMONDWIKE BOOK SHOP

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Has anyone else spotted the resemblance of Isaak Asimov to Vic Reeves? This selection is all US editions apart from Oct 60 and May 62 that are UK editions.

 


1962 May f Robert F Young – Kate Wilhelm – Maria Russell – Isaac Asomov – Henry Slesar – Poul Anderson
1969 May vg+ Poul Anderson – Suzette Haden Elgin – William C Abeel – M John Harrison – Ron Goulart – George Malko –
1968 October vg Larry Niven – Robert Silverberg – Phullis Murphy – Harvey Jacobs – D F Jones – Harlon Ellison – Isaak Asimov – Ron Goulart – Arthur C Clarke
1968 September vg Piers Anthony – Ed Jesby – Gilbert Thomas – Gahan Wilson – Stephen Barr – David R Bunch – Henry Slesar
1966 October vg Isaac Asimov – L Sprage De Camp – Gahan Wilson – Arthur Porges – Vic Chapmen – R L Stephenson – Jon Decles – Brian W Aldiss – Sally Daniell
1966 July f Keith Laumer – Ardrey Marshall – Jack Vance – Robert Bloch – Ron Goulart – Norman Spinrad – Herb Lehrman
1966 April vg Philip K Dick – Jack Vance – A M Marple – Carol Emswiller – J T McIintosh – Gilbert Thomas – James Fulley – Larry Niven
1966 “March” vg- Zenna Henderson – Kathleen James – Henry Slesar – Richard Olin – John Tomerlin – Julius Fast – Rudyard Kipling
1965 June vg+ Poul Anderson -Frederic Brown – Carl Onspaugh -Gahan Wilson – Judith Merril – Ron Gulart – Theodore L Thomas – Herb Lehrman – Greg Benford – Doris Pitkin Buck
1960 October vg- Gordon R Dickson – Charles G Finney – Will Worthington- Miriam Allen Deford – Isaac Asimov – Howard Fast – Clifford D Simak
1957 August vg Walter M Miller – Stuart Palmer – Mildred Clingerman – Rog Phillips – William Morrison – Les Cole – Damon Knight – H Ken Bulmer – Doris P Buck – Anthony Boucher – Robert Heinlein – Isaak Asimov

 

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

I have many issues in stock - Post Free in UK

£2.50

Local History – but not Yorkshire Local History

Not in Heckmondwike Book Shop does not seek out Local History items that are not in Yorkshire, but can understand that there may be others, not fortunate enough to be born or live in Yorkshire, that may have an interest in where they are born or live.

 

CHESTER The 21st edition published by Tiling not dated but I think it was published in 1953. A 90 page guide well illustrated with some great ads.

TOR BAY & TORQUAY Nice little guides published as “The Countryside Series by Bovey Tracey, Devon. Undated and the Torquay guide has the title page missing. A previous owner dated the book “August 1950” so they must be earlier than that. They were sold for 2/6.

J Arthur Dixon’s ROSS and CROMARTY. A Handbook for Tourists, undated but I would guess at mid 50’s 15 full page colour pictures.

Just as above for THE ISLE OF SKYE

City of LONDONDERRY Official Guide, undated but from the illustrations I would guess early 50’s What do you think? A 72 page illustrated guide, the ads are not as good as the Chester ads though.

local history 013Tramways of the MONKLANDS What more could you want from a title? 76 pages well illustrated.

In Search of a Past by Ronald Fraser – The Manor House, Amnersfield 1933-1945 190 pages.

The Old Houses of STRATFORD UPON AVON 1st edition hardback published in 1925. It appears this book is much more common than I would have thought. 180 pages.

The Heart of a Village – The intimate history of Aldbourne by Ida Gandy. This 160 page unillustrated book has been reprinted many times so it must be good, or at least loads of people think it is good and buy it.

RUTLAND a guide and Gazetteer 64 pages a 1985 2nd edition.

ALL ABOVE are available in my shop for £2.50. All can be dispatched post free to addresses in the UK apart from the Stratford Hard Back that is heavier than the others.

MAD – ALFRED E NEUMAN 4 PRESIDENT

These issues are all in good nick 114, 129, 183, 192, 213, 217, and 224 are all available for £3.00. 129 has two holes punched through but it has a 4 President cover that will obviously be needed the year after next.

188  has the stamps included, can’t guarantee the glue. I would like to find the issue, complete, that had the Alfred E Neuman 4 President Stamps. When I bought my copy the postage rate was 4d for a letter so I used them all and the letters (Christmas cards) were all delivered. I am looking for £5.00 for 188

#16 Super Special I also want £5.00 for.

 

WORLD WAR II

 

ARCTIC WAR – Norway’s role on the Northern Front. Published by HMSO in 1945 a 64 page, well illustrated account.

THE DAM BUSTERS – Paul Brickhill. The story of 617 Squadron who’s members were awarded two Victoria Crosses and over 150 other decorations

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – August – October 1940. 36 page illustrated account published in 1941 by HMSO.

BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES – The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive Against Germany July 1941 – June 1942. HMSO 1942

ALL THE ABOVE TITLES AVAILABLE FOR £2.50 in my shop.

Marx, Mao, & Trotsky (with an assist from Engels)

Yes I know it ain’t fashionable any more but it’s still worth a read. Ironic that the randomiser has made the Little Red Book one largest illustrations.

 

 

Quotations from Chairman Mao 0r “The Little Red Book” (I do have one of the truly “little” red books in my shop that I have placed on the shelf of bibles trying to make an ironic statement. But this paperback is on offer for £2.00

The Essential Trotsky £2.50

Terry Eagleton – Marxism and Literary Criticism – Can’t tell you anything about this book but I love the cover. £2.50

Emile Burns – Introduction to Marxism £2.50

Great Lives – Karl Marx – By Nigel Hunter 9″X 8″ 32 page book with loads of pictures published in 1987 probably for the infant school library – I wonder how many have a copy. £2.50

WORKERS Of ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

Manifesto of the Communist Party £2.50 

What it says on the tin but I must mention the two plates, great illustrations of Marx and Engels.

 

Not a publication one would expect from “Progress”

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Dicks Detecting, Spies Spying & Murderers Murdering

A couple of rarer titles in todays lot. I now have 7052 pre ’74 paperbacks in stock, that is not true I have probably nearer 10,000 in stock, but I know, or think I know, where 7052 are located. So if it seems expensive on ABE or Amazon, or they don’t even have a copy (true of two of today’s listing) then why not give me a try.

 

Desmond Cory  – HIGH REQUIEM – “A new Johnny Fedora Mystery” this is one not for sale on ABE or Amazon, I thought it might have been published under a different title, but it seems it has been published under this title under many covers. £5.00

Richard S Prather two Shell Scott offerings from Five Star – The Scrambled Yeggs  £2.50 and Strip For Murder £5.00

A Cherry Tree Book – by Andrew Wood – The River Will Hide Me £5.00

Agatha Christie – N or M by Dell £2.50

Ngaio Marsh – Died in the Wool – fontana – £2.50

Edgar Wallace – The Flying Squad £2.50

 

For most sales UK postage is free.

Sexton Blake – another update

 

The Case of the Second Crime – Anthony Parsons #314 £10.00

The Prisoner in the Hold – Anthony Parsons – #333 £10.00

Nine O’clock Shadow – Jack Trevor Story #407 £10.00

The Violent Ones – Peter Saxon #427 £8.00

The Big Steal – Jack Trevor Story #464 £9.00

Suddenly it’s Murder – Jack Trevor Story – #473 £10.00

Bullets Are Trumps #488 £9.00

Northern Ireland – Camera Studies

Published by the Belfast Telegraph undated but the first edition (which this could be as later editions say they are) was before 1938. Whatever, 39 high quality colour studies on quality paper, unfortunately printed back to back, so would only give 20 framed photos.

This is available in my shop for the ridiculously low price of £5.00.

Yorkshire Guides and Stuff (mostly churches)(only because it’s somewhere cheap to take the kids when it rains)

 

Scarborough. 36 pages 1955 illustrated story of Parish Church

Newby Hall 32 page well illustrated guide book. Undated but priced originally at 2/6

Borrowdale 24 page illustrated booklet by Shelagh Sutton published in 1961 by Borrowdale Woman’s Institute (with their clothes on I presume)

Kilburn 28 pages, undated about 1960, written by the vicar.

Whitby Abbey by Peter Hood 68 page well illustrated published in1927

Bridlington – 56 pages illustrated guide to Priory Church undated.

Shibden Hall – Halifax 24 page 1953 illustrated guide.

Whitby old parish Church 24 page illustrated guide revised 1950

Guide Book

P & P will be £1.00 to UK

£1.00

PUSH & PULL … The magazine of Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 

30 issues from 1965 (Ninepence) to 1972 (at 10p) shows you what decimalisation did.

I tried for a varied sample of covers but surprisingly enough they all feature trains, there is one issue covering the filming of “The Railway Children”

I am looking for £5.00 for the lot. Less than the price of two copies in 1972. A bargain in anyone’s language.

The BEATLES

All the items listed here are available in my shop for £2.50

 

The Beatles Yesterday Today….Tomorrow by Rochelle Larkin

The Beatles Quiz Book by Bill Harry

The Love You Make by Brown and Gains

The Beatles Lyrics Complete. Introduced by Jimmy Saville – this obviously couldn’t be published today, not just because of JS but all lyrics are available on ‘tinernet.

Let me Take You Down by Jack Jones

Tell my Why by Tim Riley

John Lennon 10 Years On

The Beatles Complete. Published by HMV I am presuming this was given away with a boxed set.

A Modern Morality Tale

Whilst moving books to allow the window fitters to fit a window, my wife and I were overjoyed when we found a five pence piece, only to have our celebrations cut short when we realised it was a Dutch five cent. To exasperate matters it was pre Euro.
However this story has a happy ending because about an hour later we did find a real 5p.
The end of this story is that the windows and door have been renewed. All I need to do now is put all the books somewhere that might allow customers into the shop. A couple of weeks at the very most optimistic.

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Hank Janson

I think these cover artists are into shoulders in a big way “Noiquet” especially. I know it is not everyone’s taste but I don’t think Reginald can be beaten for the early Hank Janson covers. Did you know he also illustrated children’s books?

 

All titles £5.00 except Model in Mayhem at £3.00 and Make Mine Mink and Globe Probe at £2.50.

Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles

Kaleidoscope of Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles by BH Vanderveen Published by Warne in 1982

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I love the endpapers (old ads) in this 96 page 12″ X 8″ very well illustrated book. For sale in my shop (or on line) for £25.00 (P&P free to UK).

James Patterson – Stock Check

Just a stock check of what I have on my shelves at the moment. All but the last four paperbacks, all available at £2.00 each

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5th Affair
Pop Goes the Weasel
Hide and Seek
Cat and Mouse
Cross Mt Heart
Hope to Die
Tick Tock
Unlucky 13
Worst Case
Cross Country
Alex Cross’s Trial
I Alex Cross
Run for Your Life
Cross Justice
Cradle and All
Four Blind Mice
When the Wind Blows
The Jester

Spen Valley & Dewsbury (two books)

Dewsbury as it Was and Spen Valley a landscape of hamlets, written by Christopher Scargill and Richard Lee (I worked with Richard at Metro in the early eighties before it was sold off for a bargain price).

Both books are 12 X 8 (inches that is) and both are very well illustrated.Dewsbury as it was 011The pages are not numbered but there are 66 illustrations. Given how big Dewsbury is this should be the more common book but isn’t. published 1985

In this one the illustrations aren’t numbered but the pages are (48) but just as well illustrated. published 1986

There are no inscriptions or stamps both look new and are available for £7.00 each.

Two Tudor Books of Arms

A Tudor Book of Arms. Tricked by Robert Cooke Being Harleian Manuscript No. 2169. Blasoned by Joseph Foster Hon. M.A. Oxon; A Tudor Book of Arms. Being Harleian Manuscript No. 6163. Blasoned by Joseph Foster Hon. M.A. Oxon (Two Tudor Books of Arms)

IMG_20190507_190542The De Walden Library, London, 1904. Hardcover. Condition: Good +. First edition. Two books in one volume. [i-v], vi-viii, [1-3],4-328pp. Large quarto [31.5 cm] Original light-blue cloth with gilt-stamped titles on the front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Marbled endsheets. Black and white illustrations. 900 illustrations.

This copy has obviously been kept in a private library no stamps, no foxing or any of the other indications of age found with a book of this nature.

These manuscripts should appeal not only to the armorist, but to the self-styled heraldic artist, Iwhose art, as he practises it, is too often little better than the much abused coach painting, without the paint. His only authority is the spurious work in the pretentious books by which he is environed. To consult an heraldic manuscript is beyond his wildest dreams, and, even if he does, he does not seem to possess that critical faculty which would enable him to discriminate between the excellent and the mediocre. To him exaggeration is the Art of Heraldry, and hence to his own undoing he unconsciously drifts into heraldic caricature. In a spirited drawing by the Tudor Arms painter he will see no art, no charm, but with an air of triumph. Will present his comic cuts as something vastly superior, and the public and his patrons, being equally uninformed, are, alas! Equally pleased. As a case in point, I would recite an experience of my own. More than a quarter of a century ago, the late Garter, King of Arms, allowed one of my draughtsmen to have access to some of the art mss. In the College of Arms, so that examples might be taken. This resulted in Foster’s Peerage and Baronetage, containing a vast number of exquisite drawings, though many of them were’ only successful after the second or third attempt, yet caricatures, unfortunately, crept into its pages, as the hurried day of publication approached. This, however, was only the beginning of the mischief, for imitators now swarm in England, Scotland and Ireland, each with his own peculiar notion of what heraldry should be, as if it never had been; but I defy any expert to detect the true heraldic spirit or touch in any of their fancy work, much less to identify, with any certainty, many of the charges which these imitators affect to represent, notably the beasts and birds. Elsewhere we have seen the arms blocks of another utilized by the hundred without acknowledgment, and one is tempted to ask, is this the Art of Heraldry? In the case of the deceased, surely a tribute is due to the work of his hands.

OK so I “borrowed the description from the web. I am only asking £60 for this superb copy.

Where is “Not in Heckmondwike”?

For those who have wondered (not physically) if it is “Not in Heckmondwike” where is it? The answer is Liversedge, which probably explains this card used as a bookmark. The writing reads ; ZURICA given by Liversedge Parish Church armature Operatic Society 1914.
Questions arise; How many lads survived the war? How many are grand or great grand parents of current Liversedge inhabitants?
Shows what folks did BMP (Before Mobile Phones) and I bet the lads had a great time, outnumbered 2 to 1.

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