Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thumbing through a friend's vintage paperbacks is good clean fun!

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◀ 'Ill Wind' by James Hilton (1932/1951)






















'No Private Heaven' by Faith Baldwin (1949) ▶
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My friend Topic and I share several interests and manias, a bit of history, and often it seems,
a single brain. Spooky, sometimes.

Recently she was gracious enough to allow me to pull some classic paperback books off of her shelves, at least long enough to make a few quick cover scans.

The publication dates listed occasionally show the original copyright date along with the year the specific paperback copy was printed.

Thanks for sharing, Topic! I'd tell you that you rule, but you already know that...

◀ 'Something's Got To Give' by Marion Hargrove (1948)
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'Yesterday's Love' by James T. Farrell (1948) ▶



◀ 'Quartet In 'H'' by Evan Hunter (1956)
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'Ladies In Hades' by Frederic Arnold Kummer (Originally published 1928) ▶
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◀ 'Nine And Death Makes Ten' by Carter Dickson (1940/1945)





















'Jet Pilot' by Tedd Thomey (1955) ▶
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◀ 'The Bedside Corpse' by Stuart Friedman (1955/1957)
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'The Ant Men' by Eric North (1955/1967) ▶



◀ '6 From Worlds Beyond' edited by T.E. Dikty (1958)























'More Adventures in Time and Space' edited by Healey and McComas (1946/1955) ▶


◀ 'Valley of The Flame' by Henry Kuttner (1947/1964)























'Barrow Sinister' by Elsie Lee (1969) ▶


◀ 'Yoo Hoo Gaylord' by G.P. Toward (1967)
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'Women In The Shadows' by Ann Bannon (1959/1983) ▶


◀ 'Devil Girls' by Ed Wood, Jr. (1967)
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'Flesh Or Fantasy' by Ken Hall (1967) ▶
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◀ 'Sing, Boy, Sing' film novelization by Richard Vincent (1957)
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'Zsa Zsa Tells...' by Zsa Zsa Gabor (1971) ▶
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6 comments:

sanba38 said...

Carter Dickson is a pseudonym for John Dickson Carr, by the way.

losfeld said...

What a great blog, glad i found this place, CU.

ally. said...

now that's one hell of a library - smashing as ever.
and happy belated blog birthday maestro
x

erik hogstrom said...

I love those! Especially "Quartet in H." Is the chick singing? Screaming? Yawning?
I love it!

thombeau said...

You KNOW I am loving these!!!

Anonymous said...

Evan Hunter was better known as Ed McBain.

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