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ARROW – Paperbacks Stock Check

I thought I had a few more titles but the stock check revealed some gaps, they may have been misfiled, but it is more likely that I have sold them and forgotten to update my records.

Arrow like other paperback publishers at the time had an eclectic spread of authors and subjects. It picking out covers to illustrate their range I seem to have missed the most prominent and prolific author they featured, Dennis Wheatley.

Arrow Stock Check (1)

I always like to compare how illustrations change over time, sometimes influenced by a film or to justify a price increase (note the 20% increase in these two editions.

The range covers a non fiction account of miniature submarines, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, part of John Creasey’s prodigious output and an illustration of how language changes over time, though it is difficult to think what Ann Hepple’s  book title could be meant to mean today.

Auther  Title Publisher Letter Number Edition Date Cover Condition Price
Asquith Cynthia When Churchyards Yawn Arrow 679 vg £2.00
Ballard Todhunter West of Quarantine Arrow 501 1st Hank f £2.50
Bentley Phyllis Ring in the New Arrow 453 1st 1971 photo vg £2.50
Berge Victor Danger is my Life Arrow 461 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Borghese J Valerio Sea Devils Arrow 405 1st 1956 anon vg £2.50
Braddon Russell Those in Peril Arrow H 415 f £3.50
Braddon Russell Gabriel Comes to 24 Arrow 631 1st 1962 anon vg £2.00
Breihan Carl W Outlaws of the Old West Arrow 589 1st vg- £2.00
Bridges Yseult Saint with Red Hands Arrow 491 1st Vernon f £3.50
Brinton Henry Two to Slay Arrow 540 1st f £4.00
Broad Lewis The Truth About Oscar Wilde Arrow 470 1st 1957 anon g £1.00
Brookes Ewart To Enless Night Arrow J 408 vg+ £3.00
Brookes Ewart Nor on What Seas Arrow 510 1st 1958 Flint? f £4.00
Burns Robert E I am a Fugative from a Chain Gang Arrow 783 1st 1964 anon vg+ £2.00
Clark Leonard The River Ran East Arrow H 425 Tansley vg £2.00
Creasey John The House of the Bears Arrow 676 1st 1962 anon f £3.00
Creasey John The League of Light Arrow 717 1st vg- £2.50
Creasey John Palfrey v Shadow of Doom Arrow 734 1st Hall vg £3.00
Creasey John The Peril Ahead Arrow 780 1st anon vg £2.50
Creasey John The League of Dark Men Arrow 793 1st anon f £3.00
Creasey John The Death Miser Arrow 794 1st anon vg+ £3.00
Creasey John The Hounds of Vengeance Arrow 938 1st 1967 anon f £4.00
Creasey John The Mark of the Crescent Arrow 989 1st anon vg £2.50
Deal Borden Dragon’s Wine Arrow 756 1st Hall vg+ £3.00
Downes Terry My Bleeding Business Arrow 860 1st 1966 photo vg- £2.00
Fienburgh Wilfred No Love for Johnnie Arrow 606 1st 1960 Dion f £3.00
Fuchido & Okumiya Midway Arrow 614 1st anon vg £2.50
Gee Maurice The Big Season Arrow 755 1st 1964 anon vg £2.50
Grubb Davis One Foot in the Grave Arrow 925 1st 1966 anon vg £3.00
Harris John The Sea Shall Not Have Them Arrow 473 1st 1957 Blandford f £4.00
Harris John The Sleeping Mountain Arrow 935 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Harrison Richard Whitehall 1212 Arrow 497 1st 1958 Window vg £2.00
Hass Hans Under the Red Sea Arrow 406 anon vg £2.50
Hepple Anne The North Wind Blows Arrow 708 1st 1963 Connell? vg £2.50
Hepple Anne Gay Go Up Arrow 833 1st vg £1.50
Hocking Anne Poisoned Chalice Arrow 682 1st 1962 anon vg £2.50
Hossent Harry Run for your Death Arrow 883 1st Photo vg- £2.50
Jacob Naomi The Morning will Come Arrow 686 1st 1962 f £3.00
Jacob Naomi Private Gollantz Arrow 790 1st RH vg- £2.00
King William The Stick and the Stars Arrow 611 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Lee Edna The Web of Days Arrow HB 349 anon vg £2.50
MacArthur Wilson Simba Bwana Arrow 507 1st 1958 anon vg £2.50
Maupassant Guy De Mademoiselle Fifi Arrow 913 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Moorcock Michael The Rituals of Infinity Arrow 488 1st 1971 vg £2.50
Moorhead Alan Gallipoli Arrow 526 1st 1959 anon vg £2.00
Muskett Netta Middle Mist Arrow 566 2nd vg £2.00
Muskett Netta Scarlet Heels Arrow 879 1st anon vg £2.50
Muskett netta Flowers From The Rock Arrow 897 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Myers John Myer Dead Warrior Arrow 475 1st 1957 anon vg £2.50
Neill Robert Mist over Pendle Arrow 376 2nd 1962 Roger Hu?? f £2.50
Nordyke Lewis Wes Hardin Texas Gunman Arrow 555 1st 1960 o’connel vg £3.50
Orczy Baroness The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel Arrow 972 vg £2.00
Owen Frank The Campaign in Burma Arrow H 446 1st 1957 anon vg £3.50
Prendergast William Z Car Detective Arrow 856 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Procter Maurice The Chief Inspector’s statement Arrow H 367 1st Kenyon vg £3.00
Procter Maurice Hell is a City Arrow 453 1st vg £4.00
Ruark Robert C Horn of the Hunter Arrow 479 1st anon vg £2.50
Ruesch Hans The Racer Arrow 467 £3.00
Sapper Bull-Dog Drummond Arrow 616 1st 1961 vg £3.00
Sapper The Black Gang Arrow 617 1st 1963 Stowe vg+ £5.00
Seaton George John Isle of the Damned Arrow 400 2nd Berry vg £2.00
Simenon Maigret and the Young Girl Arrow 12 1st 1958 vg £2.50
Simenon Maigret’s Little Joke Arrow 571 rep vg- £1.50
Slaughter Frank G Spencer Brade Arrow 538 1st 1959 Hall f £3.50
Slaughter Frank G Sword and Scapel Arrow 600 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Slaughter Frank G Lorena Arrow 645 1st anon vg £2.00
Slaughter Frank G Epidemic Arrow 685 1st anon vg+ £2.50
Slaughter Frank G Darien Venture Arrow 711 1st anon vg- £1.50
Slaughter Frank G The Golden Ones Arrow 722 1st 1963 anon vg £3.00
Smith Frederick E 633 Squadron Arrow 492 1st 1958 vg- £2.00
Spain Nancy Thank You Nelson Arrow H 420 1st Sax vg+ £2.50
Stoker Bram Dracula Arrow 272 10th 1971 photo vg £2.50
Stoker Bram Dracula Arrow 370 rep 1960 anon vg £5.00
Stoker Bram The Lair of the White Worm Arrow 585 1st Stowe vg- £2.50
Stoker Bram The Lady of the Shroud Arrow 644 1st 1962 vg £4.00
Stoker Bram Dracula’s Guest Arrow 916 vg £2.50
Swinson Arthur Sergeant Cork’s Casebook Arrow 836 1st 1965 photo vg £2.50
Tack Alfred PA to Murder Arrow 988 1st 1967 photo vg £2.50
Taine John G.O.G.666 Arrow 705 1st Sheldon vg+ £3.00
Thomson (ed) More Not at Night Arrow 608 2nd 1963 anon vg £2.00
Thomson C C ed Still Not at Night Arrow 671 1st 1962 anon vg- £2.00
Thorndike Russell Docter Syn Returns Arrow 541 2nd 1963 anon vg £3.00
Thorndike Russell The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn Arrow 742 r anon vg £2.00
Thorwald Juergen Flight in the Winter Arrow 490 1st Morgan vg £2.50
Vaculik Serge Air Commando Arrow 401 vg £2.50
Various Not at Night Arrow 586 1st anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar Big Foot Arrow 407 2nd 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Missing Million Arrow JL 418 rep anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar On the Spot Arrow 464 3rd anon vg £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Avenger Arrow 477 3rd 1962 anon vg+ £3.00
Wallace Edgar When the Gangs Came to London Arrow 481 3rd anon vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar The Missing Million Arrow 570 1st K. vg £3.00
Wallace Edgar The Face in the Night Arrow 593 1st 1961 O’Connell vg £2.50
Wallace Edgar The Mixer Arrow 642 1st 1966 photo vg- £2.00
Wallace Edgar The Twister Arrow 643 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Water Silas The Man With absolute Motion Arrow 795 1st vg- £1.50
Wheatey Dennis Star of Ill-Omen Arrow 378 2nd 1962 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Forbidden Territory Arrow 282 rep 1964 Heldon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Fabulous Valley Arrow 284 rep 1958 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Fabulous Valley Arrow 284 4th 1959 anon f £2.50
Wheatley Dennis They Found Atlantis Arrow 335 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Secret War Arrow H 336 vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Sword of Fate Arrow 363 2nd 1958 Sax vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis To the Devil a Daughter Arrow 412 rep 1963 Peff vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Man Who Missed the War Arrow 534 2nd 1961 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Haunting of Toby Jugg Arrow 543 2nd 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis V for Vengeance Arrow 550 1st 1960 Steward vg+ £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Black Baroness Arrow 558 1st anon vg £3.50
Wheatley Dennis Sixty Days to Live Arrow 559 1st 1960 anon vg £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Come Into My Parlour Arrow 578 2nd 1965 anon f £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Come into My Parlour Arrow 578 1st 1960 anon vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Uncharted Seas Arrow 580 1st 1960 Boldero vg+ £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Three Inquisative People Arrow 581 1st 1960 anon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis Contraband Arrow 582 2nd 1966 anon vg+ £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Contraband Arrow 582 1st 1960 anon vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis The Prisoner in the Mask Arrow 603 1st 1964 vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Codeword Golden Fleece Arrow 622 1st 1961 anon vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Rising Storm Arrow 627 1st 1961 anon vg- £2.00
Wheatley Dennis Such Power id Dangerous Arrow 628 1st 1962 Tayler vg £2.50
Wheatley Dennis The Golden Spaniard Arrow 629 1st 1962 anon f £4.00
Wheatley Dennis The Satanist Arrow 653 4th 1964 anon vg+ £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Old Rawley Arrow 680 1st 1962 anon vg £3.00
Wheatley Dennis Gunmen Gallants & Ghosts Arrow 691 3rd 1966 anon vg £2.00
Wilson James Interrupted Journey Arrow 724 1st 1963 Hall f £3.50
Winn Godfrey ‘PQ’ 17 A Story of a Ship Arrow 430 2nd 1963 anon vg+ £3.00

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

The Trackless Thing by Justin Atholl

A “Mushroom” Publishers example, 32 (though it says 31 on last page) small booklet 6″ X 4″,. The “Mushroom” period is a reference to the times of paper rationing during and after WWII. Ex servicemen were offered a paper ration as a “resettlement initiative” that was after books were published on any paper that could be found, some were printed on greaseproof butter wrappers, and were very short, though this example is particularly small and short.

The Trackless Thing 244

“A THING…….

that entered houses, killing dogs with maniacal cruelty: a Thing that left absolutely no track or trace of itself: a Thing that shot men with bullets fired by a gun lying in a locked drawer…this was the problem faced by Superintendent Lakin.

I can only find one other copy for sale on ‘tinternet, as you can see I am undercutting his price. (but who is to say, we could both be over optimistic)

The Trackless Thing

 

 

The Trackless Thing

P&P free to the UK

£20.00

 

Eclectic as Ever

Should I continue listing a mixture or should I try to list similar books. This lot ranges from “Children’s” to “Adult” with everything in between.


Benzani Juliette –  Catherine
Boucher (ed) –  The Best from Fantasy & SF 7th
Budrys Algis  –  Rogue Moon
Charteris Leslie –  The Happy Highwayman
Christie Agatha –  Easy to Kill
Crisp Frank – The Devil Diver
Duggan Alfred  – The Cunning of the Dove
Fearing Kenneth – Dagger of the Mind
Ford Leslie – False to Any Man
Hitchcock (ed) – Once Upon a Dreadful Time
Homes Geoffrey – Then There Were Three
Jakes John  – Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Romains Jules – Verdun The Battle
Royce Lloyd – Expert Seductress
Various  – The Pocket Playboy Number two

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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

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