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1 THE DAUGHTER OF FANNY HILL.
(Bodero Editions, Montreal, Canada, n.d.) 
121 pp, mass market paperback. Part of the 'Aphrodite Collection'. Adult material. Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear/rubbing to spine, minor edge wear and very light rubbing to covers, spine is lightly cocked, creased and is lightly browned. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 THE MANUAL OF DELTA UPSILON. SEVENTH EDITION.
(Delta Upsilon Fraternity), n.p., 1937, 7th edition. 
115 pp, large 8vo, Hard Cover (no dust jacket). Fold-out map. Amendments to By-Laws Passed Since Publication of 1937 Manual and Delta Upsilon Fratenity Amendments to Consitution and By-Law 1938 laid in. Pages browning very lightly, small stain in top margin of page 53, previous owner's name/address on free front endpaper, corner creases to fore edge of map, light browning to edges of text block. Light edge wear to boards, three small areas of color loss to back cover (largest one is approx. 3/4" in dia.), small areas of faint water marking to front cover. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SWEET MONEY GIRL.  GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642., Appel, Benjamin.
3 Appel, Benjamin. SWEET MONEY GIRL. GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642.
Fawcett, Greenwich, Conn., c1954. 
206 pp, mass market paperback. "....a novel of New York crammed with the sights and sounds and colors of the main stem, a lyric tribute to garish Manhattan. In 'Sweet Money Girl', Bejamin Appel, acknowledged peer of Hemingway, Steinbeck and Cain, tells - with the strident power of the city itself - the story of Miss Broadway, on the prowl for the big money, and willing to pay for it on any man's terms. Now, on her return by popular demand, meet Hortense, the kind of girl who came alive only in the night, when all the neons were shining and all the pretty moths were fluttering. Meet Hortense, the miner's daughter, the Cinderella in a lonely bedroom, who searched for the city of enchantment - and found only a wilderness of con c r e t e . " Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, aa few soft creases on front cover, minor soiling, tiny scuff and minor browning on rear cover, minor rubbing . G oo d 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
4 Bierstadt, Edward Hale. SATAN WAS A MAN. POPULAR LIBRARY EAGLE BOOK 16.
Popular Library, Toronto, 1954. 
144 pp, mass market paperback. "This is the chilling story of a man who lived for evil. Carroll Lindsey inhabited a nightmare world of monstrous secrets and forbidden desires. Lucile, a pretty waitress; Anne, a pick-up from the park; his own diss olute mother - Carroll used them all to satisfy his strange lusts. Until one woman drove him too far - and nightmare dread became cold, brutal reality." Interior - light browning to pages, very small identation at fore-edge of approx. las t 2 0 p a g e s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor rubbing, a few soft small creases on covers, small indentation at fore-edge of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Canning, Victor. TWIST OF THE KNIFE. BERKLEY BOOKS 377.
Berkley, New York, c1955. 
125 pp, mass market paperback. "Howard Smith was still smuggling drugs when he first met the young and voluptous Italian gir, Reta. But he gave that up to search with her the underwater depths of the Red Sea for a strange treasure that lay buried deep on the bottom. Only the sinister Professor Maraccini stood between Smith's getting both the girl and what lay buried in the shark-infested waters...." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light browning on spine, waviness and faint creases on hinges/covers, small bump at bottom edge of front cover, minor rubbing and soiling. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Caprio, Frank S. Foreword by George W. Henry. VARIATIONS IN SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR: A PSYCHODYNAMIC STUDY OF DEVIATIONS IN VARIOUS EXPRESSIONS OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR.
John Calder, London, (1958), 2nd impression. 
344 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The book is divided into five sections. The first section deals with masturbatory activities in the male and female...The second section offers a major presentation and analysis of male and female homosexual ity...The third section discusses incest behaviour...The fourth section covers miscellaneous variations in sexual behaviour, and presents, in each instance, clinical data to illustrate the nature of the behaviour. The fifth section discusses sex and the law, sex problems in military service...and concludes with a presentation of the need for sex enlightenment. A glossary of terms and a useful bibliography are included in the book." Tiny bumps to corners, light wrinkle at bottom of spine, faint soiling on boards, very light browning to endpapers. minor soft crease at top corner of pages 80 - 225. Dust jacket is worn with small chips, a few tiny tears, light creasing at edges, light fading/browning to spine and flap folds, tiny light stain on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Dunmore, Spencer. COLLISION.
Peter Davis, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously; a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander; a Douglas DC-8 coming in from L.A.; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel. Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come or does the blame rest with..." A few very faint water splashes to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, book has slight lean. One small dog ear at bottom corner of page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear - dramatic wraparound cover art. VG/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Emery, Carol. QUEER AFFAIR. BEACON BOOK 135.
Beacon, n.p., (1957). 
188 pp, mass market paperback. "Theirs was a passion no man could share!" Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear (tiny piece missing at lower rear corner), minor rubbing, spine flat, small crease at top edge of rear cover and tiny dint at top edge of front cover with migration into pages. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Gerassi, John. THE BOYS OF BOISE: FUROR, VICE, AND FOLLY IN AN AMERICAN CITY.
Macmillan, New York, (1967), 2nd printing. 
328 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "One day in 1955, Time magazine reported that a 'homosexual underworld' had long operated in the staid, solid city of Boise, capital of Idaho...Ten years later, Gerassi finally had the chance to go to Boise and find out (what a town does when such a scandal erupts). He discovered that, indeed, there had been a homosexual underworld, that scores of teen-agers had been involved, that the whole population of Boise had been deeply affected, and that the panic it generated revealed Boisian's mores, psychoses, and attitudes. As Gerassi probed deeper and deeper, he also found that the true causes of the scandal involved politics and economics as much as personal idiosyncrasies and personal ambitions..." 3/4" x 2" light stain/rub in margin of page 139 - from manufacturing process. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Grose, Helena. THE NEW SIN. WHITE CIRCLE POCKET EDITION 226.
Wm. Collins Sons, Toronto, 1945. 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "Amanda Glynn, dazzled into a mad infatuation for a modern 'prey-boy', Dion Brenford, is persuaded by her father to accept a distant post for six months to make sure of her feelings. The cure works, and she meets and finds real romance with Detective-Inspector Brook Richards of Scotland Yard. But, after her marriage, she is horrified to discover that he is in charge of the police proceedings to track down Brenford and his gang of social parasites. To A m a n d a , Dion is still the man who taught her the alphabet of love, even though he evaded the marriage service. She hates the thought of her husband being concerned with the arrest, and terrible charges for which Brenford is wanted. When Br e nf or d co me s to her flat for shelter, she is plunged into a terrible predicament. Shall she hide him? Shall she call the police?" Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks . Ex ter ior - bo o k slightly cocked, very light edge wear, a few small wrinkles on spine, two small soft corner creases, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Kauffmann, Stanley. THE TIGHTROPE. A NOVEL OF INFIDELITY.
Popular Library, New York, (1953). 
256 pp, mass market paperback. "Handsome Russell Conrad never intended to be unfaithful. He had everything a man could want - a good job, a loving wife, the respect of his friends. But he concealed a terrible weakness: the need to prove himself w ith every woman he met. There was Suzy, the lovely model with careless morals. Inexperienced Gwen, the college girl. Flo, whom he dismissed as 'just an office flirt'. And dozens more. He had learned to juggle them all as he walked his secret tightrope. But when Clare, the boss's wife, opens her arms to him, the tightrope stretches beyond the limits of endurance." Interior - pages moderately browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ver y light edge wear, light rubbing, book slightly cocked, 1 1/2" light scratch on front cover, small light stain on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
12 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
13 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
HarperCollins, (Toronto, 1999), 1st. edition. 
466 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. ISBN 0002000245 "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug te rritory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all..." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/ w r i n k l e a t bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
14 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
15 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creases at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANGELS OF DEATH:  INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE., Marsden, William and Sher, Julian.
16 Marsden, William and Sher, Julian. ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006, first edition. 
464 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676977308 B&w photographs. "While the media has continued to toast the world's most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story - the Hells A ngels are America's major crime export. (The authors) investigate how - with an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in twenty-five countries, including the UK, Australia and Holland - the Hells Angels have inspired a global sub-culture of bi k e r g a n g s that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. 'Angels of Death' takes readers to Arizona, Nevada and California, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia , wh er e w ea lt hy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia, where the 'bikies' shoot it out with police; to Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsink i, wh ere a mu rde rou s b iker war involved rocket attacks and bombs. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs, reveal their secrets - and the challenges, fears and horrors they experienced in their undercover roles. S her and Mar sden tak e th e re ader behind the latest headlines to tell the inside story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police - with only a few successes - have tried to stop them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Du st j acke t ha s ver y lig ht wr inkli ng at top of spine and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 O'Hara, Donn. THE WILD YEARS. A NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER.
Popular Library, Toronto, (1955). 
144 pp, mass market paperback. "On the pleasure boats of the Old Mississippi, passions ran high when men gambled for the favors of beautiful women - and renagades carried off girls along with other loot. Disguised as a notorious outlaw, hot-blooded Dave Macdonough invaded the river rogues' hideout in a reckless attempt to destroy them. But his mission became an act of personal vengeance when he met the lovely swamp water girl who was their captive." Interior - pages moderately browned, spine cracked at last page. Exterior - light edge wear, book slightly cocked, soft corner crease on each cover, soft front hinge crease. Good 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
18 Peters, Royal. BODY OR SOUL.
Red Circle, New York, (c1935), reprint. 
159 pp, mass market paperback. "Can a woman surrender her body to one man and her soul to another? Sharon Trent, beautiful young heiress, is faced with this dilemma when she is ship-wrecked on a desert island with two men, both of whom want to possess her...but in different ways. Her shockingly unconventional efforts to solve the problem make (this book) one of the most daring and absorbing books of the year." Interior - pages browning lightly, slight cracking at top of inside front hinge, a few tiny ink marks on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, spine slightly concave and lightly wrinkled, light rubbing, a few soft creases on covers. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORKING GIRLS:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION., Philip, Neil.
19 Philip, Neil. WORKING GIRLS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION.
Bloomsbury, London, 1991, first edition. 
156 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074751030X Colour and b&w illustrations. "....provides a historical context for prostitution in the modern Western world, and explores the sexual politics of the oldest profession. ( Philip) calls on testimony from prostitutes, clients and reformers from the last three centuries, in Britain, America and continental Europe, to build a revealing account of this complex and many-sided phenomenon. The emphasis is on the hu m a n s t o r y behind the bare commercial transaction. The author's non-judgemental stance allows us to see prostitutes as they see themselves: as working girls. The text is amplified and illuminated by over sixty illustrations, many in colour, i nc lu d in g wo rk s by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Grosz and Kitaj, and master photographers such as Brassai and E.J. Bellocq. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a prostitute, or has pondered the qu est ion s o f pow er , c ont ro l , independence and slavery that prostitution raises, should read this book." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Phillips, Arthur. VICTORY IN THE DUST. PERMABOOKS P175.
Permabooks / Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1952. 
317 pp, mass market paperback. "Love and hate....squalor and splendor....That was the world of the race track....the sordid world of murder and open graft....the proud beauty of the horses and the glory of flying flags, band music and cheers for th e winners. And it was the world Dixie Harris wanted. More than the lush beauty of Grace Heyward, more than the warm, real love of Mae....Dixie wanted to be top man of the roughest, most dangerous world a man could have. (This) is a viole n t n o v e l that pulls no punches in describing the splendor and shoddiness of the American race track. It is the story of Dixie Harris who lived only for the day he would ride home a winner, of the two women who loved him and the one man who h at ed hi m. " I nt e rior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, book slightly cocked, book lightly curved - doesn't lie flat. Good+ 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
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