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1 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William AFTER-DINNER STORY
New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1944). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild staining to the cloth along the extremities, else very good plus; in a new high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket with cover art by P.K. Jackson. 
Collection of six suspense yarns published under the Irish moniker including the title story, "Marijuana," and "Rear Window"--source for Hitchcock's cinematic hymn to voyeurism starring a wheelchair-bound Jimmy Stewart and an incandescent Grace Kelly. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 (Woolrich, Cornell). Nevins, Francis M. Jr. CORNELL WOOLRICH: First You Dream, Then You Die
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1988). 0892962976 / 9780892962976 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine with mild foxing to the page edges; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 613 pages; indexed. 
This massive, authoritative study explores the doom-haunted life and work of the noir master. Features a Woolrich bibliography, filmography, list of radio credits and adaptations, and list of television credits and adaptations. Invaluable. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Woolrich, Cornell DARKNESS AT DAWN: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich
(London): Xanadu, (1988). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a rubbed, else near fine dust jacket. Edited by Francis M. Nevins, Jr. and Martin H. Greenberg; with an introduction and Woolrich checklist by Nevins. 
Representative grab-bag of yarns, including quasi-police procedurals, rapid-action whizbangs, and tales of the occult; volume opens with the author's earliest published suspense story, "Death Sits in the Dentist's Chair." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Woolrich, Cornell; Palmer, Stuart; Rawson, Clayton; Innes, Michael; et alia ELLERY'S QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE DECEMBER 1955: Including BLACK MASK Magazine
New York: Mercury Publications, Inc., 1955. Volume 26, No. 6. Digest. Near fine, with a minor nick to spine, general overall age-toning; in stapled wraps with terrific George Salter painting of a man holding a wicked-looking knife, and who has another knife bloodily stuck into his abdomen. 
On the cover: Woolrich's first buried-alive chiller "The Living Lie Down with the Dead"--re-titled "One Night to Be Dead Sure Of" ("a strange amalgam of Poe and Damon Runyon"--Nevins) plus an Inspector Appleby, a Merlini contest yarn, Miss Withers, more! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Woolrich, Cornell). Hopley, George FRIGHT
New York: Popular Library, (1952). First paperback edition. PL #424. Mildly rubbed covers, pages tanning, as usual, nearly fine in wraps. Cover blurb intones, "Here Comes the Bride--to a Killer!" 
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski is a terrific example of the genre: A blue-gowned beauty lies lifeless and staring (with shoulder strap torn and skirt askew revealing the gartered top of her nylons) as a huge, terrified male face engulfs her in crimson. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William I MARRIED A DEAD MAN
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1948). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, mild age-toning to the covers, else near fine; lacking the dust jacket. 
Mistaken identity noir--filmed in 1949 starring Barbara Stanwyck (with Mitchell Leisen at the helm) as NO MAN OF HER OWN, again as J'AI EPOUSE E UNE OMBRE in 1982, and, oddly, as an erstwhile comedy (MRS. WINTERBOURNE) with Ricki Lake in 1996. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Woolrich, Cornell; Edited by Francis M. Nevins LOVE AND NIGHT: Unknown Stories
(Tucson, Arizona): Dennis McMillan Publications, 2007. 0939767589 / 9780939767588 First edition, first printing. One of 1000 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Attractively bound in gilt titled brilliant red cloth, black monogramed endpapers, protected by a photo-pictorial jacket designed by Michael Kellner featuring a vintage photo of Woolrich. Octavo. 236 pages. 
Francis M. Nevins and Dennis McMillan has brought together 15 lesser-known Woolrich stories, first published between 1926 and 1939 and never reprinted since. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Woolrich, Cornell; Edited by Francis M. Nevins LOVE AND NIGHT: Unknown Stories
(Tucson, Arizona): Dennis McMillan Publications, 2007. 0939767589 / 9780939767588 First edition, first printing. One of 156 lettered copies printed, SIGNED by Nevins. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket (still shrinkwrapped) in, as-new, slipcase. Bound in quarter morocco, black monogramed endpapers, protected by a photo-pictorial jacket designed by Michael Kellner featuring a vintage photo of Woolrich. 
Francis M. Nevins and Dennis McMillan has brought together 15 lesser-known Woolrich stories, first published between 1926 and 1939 and never reprinted since. Octavo. 236 pages. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William THE DANCING DETECTIVE
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1946). First edition. A Story Press Book. Hardcover. Better than very good plus: very mild fading and soiling to pale apricot cloth covers, light dust soiling to page edges; lacking dust jacket. Comprises the title tale (a rechristened ''Dime a Dance''), seven more noir yarns. 
"Nightmares of a more masochistically pleasant nature await the reader who recognizes in Irish-Hopley-Woolrich the great living master of...the infinite terror of prosaic everyday detail."--Anthony Boucher. Scarce collection, reprinted once only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 Charteris, Leslie, editor; Blochman, Lawrence G.; Woolrich, Cornell; Fredric Brown; Jakes, John THE SAINT MYSTERY LIBRARY (#13)
New York: Saint Mystery Library Books, (1960). First edition: Paperback Original. Saint Mystery Library Number 13. Introduction by Charteris. Mass market paperback. Near fine, with light edgewear, mild spine creases, a very narrow, pale strip of damp stain to upper edge of a handful of pages; in illustrated wraps. Splashy cover art of a woman tumbling headlong down a flight of stairs by Leonard Goldberg. Nice copy. 
PBO anthology comprised of Brown's "Premiere of Murder," Jakes's "The Seven New Saints," Robert Andrea's "Night of Gaiety," and the only book appearance of Woolrich's "Mimic Murder"--originally seen in a 1937 issue of BLACK MASK magazine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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