After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Monday, June 12, 2006

06/12/06 MON:
---No sooner had I finally gotten the couple boxes of books catalogued that had been laying around here way too long, than another box (39#) got dropped on the porch. I didn’t want these to receive the same lazy treatment, so I went and catalogued them now:
Anderson, Poul GOING FOR INFINITY, Tor, 6/02, 1st edn, (A Literary Journey; more than just a collection of some of author’s most acclaimed works; 416 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00

Boys' Life (eds) THE BOYS' LIFE BOOK OF OUTER SPACE STORIES, Golden, nd, (©'64; Ray Bradbury, etc.; Henry Kane illus), vg (pictorial boards) 10.00

Carr, John Dickson THE DOOR TO DOOM and Other Detections, Harper & Row '80, 1st, (includes a Carr bibliography; Douglas G. Greene [ed & intro]), vg+ in dj 10.00

Davies, L.P. DIMENSION A, Doubleday, nd, Reinforced Library Edition, remainder speckling, vg in price-clipped dj $10

Dibdin, Michael COSI FAN TUTTI: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Faber & Faber '96, 1st (UK), vg+ in dj 10.00

Dibdin, Michael MEDUSA, Pantheon '04, 1st US edn, SIGNED, (Aurelio Zen mystery; author’s unpredictable veteran Italian police officer is back), vg-f in dj $10

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan & associated hands SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Published Apocrypha, Houghton Mifflin '80, 1st, (parodies, non-canonical stories, etc.; Jack Tracy [ed & intro]), vg+ in dj 15.00

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan SHERLOCK HOLMES DETECTIVE STORIES: New Edition, Murray '30, (©’30 too; 512 pages), g in fr dj (internally repaired but all extant) $20
---Perhaps in less than collectible condition, but a pretty decent copy.

Dunsany, Lord THE COLLECTED JORKENS: Volume One, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn, (Arthur C. Clarke foreword; Joshi intro), vg-f no dj as issued (barcode/isbn sticker on back cover has been removed, leaving a mark) 30.00

Ellin, Stanley THE BLESSINGTON METHOD and Other Strange Tales, Random House '64, 1st, (Ten Grand Guignol Masterpieces), g-vg in dj 20.00

Howard, Robert E. & Richard A. Lupoff THE RETURN OF SKULL-FACE, Fax ('77), (1st), (completion of unfinished sequel to Skull-Face; Frank Belknap Long intro), vg-f in dj 35.00

Leacock, Stephen NONSENSE NOVELS, NYRB, 11/04, 1st thus, (orig: 1911; satirical masterpiece; new intro by Daniel Handler), f no dj as issued (pictorial boards) 9.00

Lesser, Milton THE STAR SEEKERS, Winston ('53), 1st edn, g-vg 12.00

London, Jack STORIES FOR BOYS, Cupples & Leon,nd, (©'36; omnibus of three collections: Love of Life, Moon Face & Lost Face; Schaare frontis), vg+ 15.00

MacDonald, George THE LIGHT PRINCESS and Other Fairy Tales, Johannessen, 3rd('01), (photoreprint of 1893 edition), handbound, f no dj (as issued) 25.00

MacLeod, Charlotte THE CURSE OF THE GIANT HOGWEED, Crime Club '85, 1st edn, INSCRIBED, (the Hercule Poirot of turnip fields triumphs again), vg-f in dj 25.00

Manson, Cynthia (ed) MURDER BY THE BOOK: Literary Mysteries from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Carroll & Graf '95, 1st edn, (stellar line-up of insternationally famous mystery authors takes you into the worlds of publishing, book collectors, rare book dealers, libraries, and the writers themselves), vg-f in dj 6.00

Monaghan, David SMILEY'S CIRCUS: A Guide to the Secret World of John le Carré, St. Martin's '86, 1st US edn, (detailed essay, Who's Who biographical entries, evocative photographs, etc.), vg-f in dj 10.00

Moore, Barbara THE WOLF WHISPERED DEATH, St. Martin's ('86), 1st edn, (A Gordon Christy, D.V.M., Mystery; dog mystery), vg-f in dj 7.00

Porter, Joyce DOVER AND THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL, Scribners '67, 1st, (Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover mystery), vg in dj 12.00

Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE: Death In Silver, Golden ('75), (#2 in series; orig: 1934), vg+ (pictorial boards) 8.00

Sceurman, Mark & Mark Moran WEIRD N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, Barnes & Noble, 8th, (coffee table book; things that make the Garden State the truly bizarre place that it is, compiled from the pages of Weird NJ magazine), f in dj 12.00

Schulz, Charles M. WAY BEYOND THERAPY, Packaged Goods/HarperCollins '96, (Peanuts At Work & Play; cartoon collection), remainder mark, f in dj 6.00
misc. softcovers:
Baxter, Glen THE BILLIARD TABLE MURDERS: A Gladys Babbington Morton Mystery, Avon, 11/91, review slip, vg+ 4.50

Brode, Douglas SINEMA: Erotic Adventures In Film, Citadel, 8/02, 1st, (lavishly illustrated guide; eye-candy for the voyeur and open-minded cinephile alike), remainder mark, f 7.50

Bruccoli, Matthew J. & Richard Layman (eds) HARDBOILED MYSTERY WRITERS: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Carroll & Graf '02, (A Literary Reference; a rich and wide variety of engaging resources by which to view afresh a singularly American literary phenomenon; abundantly illustrated), remainder mark, f 8.50

Cox, Simon CRACKING THE DA VINCI CODE, Sterling, 4th, (The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel; an invaluable resource), f 5.00

Frantz, Ron FANDOM: CONFIDENTIAL, Midguard ('00), 1st edn, SIGNED, (behind-the-scenes peek at the heroies and villains of comics collecting; Robert Sampson intro), f 12.00

Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN AND THE TIGER, Anchor, 11/01, (at once meticulously faithful to fact and wildy fanciful; splendid addition to the series), f 8.00

Le Carré, John A MURDER OF QUALITY, Pocket, 2/02, (British Secret Service Agent George Smiley; author's second novel; 1989 intro by author), f 6.00

Le Carré, John CALL FOR THE DEAD, Pocket, 2/02, (British Secret Service Agent George Smiley; author's first novel; with a 1992 author’s intro), f 6.00

Lincoln, Henry THE HOLY PLACE: Saunière and the Decoding of the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, Arcade ('91), 1st US edn, (reveals the existence of a vast Christian architectural masterpiece, an immense geometric temple in the south of France with possible ties to the Holy Grail; hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams), f 6.50

Lovesey, Peter THE LAST DETECTIVE, Soho Crime, 4th, (A Peter Diamond Mystery; first in series, it won the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel), f 7.00

Rice, Craig HOME SWEET HOMICIDE, Rue Morgue ('02), (A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone mystery by the creator of John J. Malone; first published in 1944), vg-f 8.00

Robinson, Frank M.THE POWER, Tor, 3/00, (50's tale of a mutant superman in hiding and the terrifying search to find him), f 5.00

Scherf, Margaret THE GREEN PLAID PANTS, Rue Morgue ('05), (A Henry and Emily Bryce mystery comedy; first published in 1951), f 8.00

van de Wetering, Janwillem JUDGE DEE PLAYS HIS LUTE, Wonderly '97, 1st edn, (a play and selected mystery stories; by one of the masters of the form), f 12.00

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