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GENERAL GUIDELINES: We seek first printings of early mass-market paperback books in nice, collectable condition. They date mostly from the forties through the mid-sixties. They usually have 25? or 35? cover prices - or sometimes no price shown at all.

With few exceptions, we need books in exceptional condition, with minimal scuffs or creases. That is, a book which will satisfy a collector without requiring an upgrade to another copy in better condition.

This list is incomplete and only covers some of our MAJOR wants.

BY TYPE OR GENRE:

  • American, Australian, British and Canadian DIGESTS of all types. These are often wider and thinner than regular paperbacks and some have stapled spines. They may be multi-author publications or complete novels.
  • Beat Literature in books or periodicals
  • Australian, British and Canadian vintage paperbacks
  • Fifties, Sixties and Seventies SLEAZE (adult paperbacks)
  • Gangs/Hoodlums/Hookers/Juvenile Delinquents/Mobsters and Molls
  • Hard-boiled Detective/Mysteries/True-Crime/Who-Dunnits
  • Lesbian and Gay themes or characters (serious or exploitation)
  • Sixties Counterculture/Drugs/Heroes/Music/Protest
  • Vintage Paperbacks with pulp-like, lurid cover art (NOT photo covers)

BY AUTHOR:

  • ALLISON, Clyde
  • ARD, William
  • BLOCK, Lawrence
  • BREWER, Gil
  • BROSSARD, Chandler
  • BROWN, Frederic
  • BROWN, Wenzell
  • BUKOWSKI, Charles
  • BURROUGHS, William S.
  • CHANDLER, Raymond
  • DE ROO, Edward
  • DI PRIMA, Diane
  • DICK, Philip K.
  • ELLISON, Harlan
  • ELLSON, Hal
  • GEIS, Richard
  • GOODIS, David
  • HAMMETT, Dashiell
  • HIMES, Chester
  • IRISH, William
  • KARP, David
  • KEENE, Day
  • KEROUAC, Jack
  • L'AMOUR, Louis
  • LOVECRAFT, H.P.
  • MacDONALD, John D.
  • MARLOWE, Dan J.
  • MATHESON, Richard
  • MAYO, Jim
  • MELTZER, David
  • PERKOFF, Stuart Z.
  • RABE, Peter
  • SWENSON, Peggy
  • THOMPSON, Jim
  • WHITE, Lionel
  • WHITTINGTON, Harry
  • WILLEFORD, Charles
  • WILLIAMS, Charles
  • WOOD JR., Ed
  • WOOLRICH, Cornell

BY PUBLISHER:

  • ACE (books with prefixes A, D, G, H, K, N, S before the number)
  • AVON (any WITHOUT numbers; many with plain numbers under 400)
  • BEACON
  • BELMONT
  • BERKLEY (numbers under 400, with or without letter prefixes)
  • BERKLEY DIAMOND (numbers in 2000's)
  • BLACK CAT (imprint of Grove Press)
  • BRANDON HOUSE (numbers under 6000)
  • CHECKERBOOKS
  • CHEVRON (adult books)
  • DELL (numbers under 1000, also those with letter prefixes)
  • DELL FIRST EDITION
  • DELL 10? BOOKS
  • DOMINO (adult books)
  • ESSEX HOUSE (adult books)
  • GOLD MEDAL (numbers under 1200)
  • GRAPHIC
  • HANDI-BOOKS
  • HARLEQUIN (numbers under 500)
  • HOLLOWAY HOUSE
  • JACKET LIBRARY
  • LION (includes LION BOOKS and LION LIBRARY)
  • MERCURY (adult books)
  • MIDWOOD
  • MONARCH
  • PERMA (with M prefixes and numbers under 5000)
  • POCKET BOOKS (numbers under 100 and must be first printing)
  • POPULAR LIBRARY (especially with plain numbers under 400 and those with EB prefixes)
  • REGENCY BOOKS
  • SATAN PRESS (adult books)
  • SIGNET (also U.S. PENGUINS and SIGNET-PENGUINS - numbers under 1000)
  • ZENITH
  • and many SMALL PAPERBACK AND DIGEST PUBLISHERS
 

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