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

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).

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.

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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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

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

 

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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DICKS – Public & Private

I have 6747 (99% pre 1972) books catalogued and am happy to do a search if you are looking for something.

Jack Webb – The Broken Doll – a Signet 1st £5.00

Charlie Wells The Last Kill – a Signet 1st £6.00

John Creasey – a poor copy but I have listed it because the cover is rare- The Toff Takes Shares under JJ Marric Gideon’s Week and Gideon’s March both vg+ at £2.50

Bill S Ballinger – The Tooth and the Nail – a Signet 1st at £5.00

Peter Malloch – Tread Softly, Death Jay Suspense £4.00

Rex Stout – Out She Goes – Collins Crime Club or A White Circle Crime Club £5.00

Baynard Kendrick – Murder Made in Moscow (who would have thought it) – 122 in the Saint Mystery Library £5.00

Hard Boiled or Private Detective

Not sure what to call this genre. Is Hard Boiled still in use?

 

Peter Cheyney; Dangerous Curves, White Circle are not exactly in the first division of cover design. I have too many Cheyney in stock to list, so if you are looking for something please contact me. I do try to check my email from time to time.

Carter Brown;

Carter BrownJohn P Marquand;

John P Marquand

James Hadley Chase;

James Hadley Chase

Brett Halliday;

Brett Halliday

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Paperbacks to Whet the appetite of the discerning reader.

 

From Conan to Prehistoric man, come to think of it not probably all that far. The rarest book today is Edgar Mowrers  – Germany Puts the Clock Back – the first Penguin Special and on a different vein HG Wells – The Cone. The Arabs in History by Bernard Lewis is also a rare title. Not that any of the other books are common in these formats.SC 11112018

Even more WDL titles

I always did like their covers, what I didn’t realise was how many rare titles they had printed. Take the Simenon for example, though it may have been published under another title, this is the only UK paperback I can find.WDL The Stowaway 127

 

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