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1 Burnett, W(illiam) R(iley). Little Men, Big World.
New York. Knopf. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover in dark red cloth boards with gilt titl Good in good dust jacket. Spine lean. Book has solid binding and clean text. Light soil to top & bottom edges. Jacket edge worn with chips to extremities and closed tear at head of spine. $3.00 price intact on front flap. "The story of the invisible government that ruled a big city - a government of crooked cops, hired killers, grafting politicians, and white-tie-and-tails hoodlums..." (from the dust jacket). By the author of Little Caesar, High Sierra & The Asphalt Jungle. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Burnett, W(illiam) R(iley). Little Men, Big World.
New York. Knopf. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover in dark red cloth boards with gilt titles & decorations on spine. Light green top edge. Very good in good dust jacket. Book has solid binding and clean text. Light soil to top & bottom edges. Former owner's small blind-stamped name at top of front free endpaper. Light toning to endpapers. Jacket edge worn with chips to extremities and closed tear at head of spine. $3.00 price intact on front flap. "The story of the invisible government that ruled a big city - a government of crooked cops, hired killers, grafting politicians, and white-tie-and-tails hoodlums..." (from the dust jacket). By the author of Little Caesar, High Sierra & The Asphalt Jungle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Burnett, W(illiam). R(iley). Nobody Lives Forever.
New York. Knopf. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover in gray cloth boards with dark gray titles & decorations. Dark gray top edge. Boards lightly soiled with wear at extremities. Endpapers toned at edges. Text clean with not interior markings. Jacket reinforced with craft paper backing. Edges worn with soil to rear panel. Front panel art is bright. Price ($2.50) intact on front flap. Ex-GI gets involved in underworld scheme to swindle a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her instead. Basis for the 1946 film of the same name starring John Garfield & Geraldine Fitzgerald with Walter Brennan. By the author of Little Caesar (1929), High Sierra (1940) and The Asphalt Jungle (1949). 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
4 Burnett, W(illiam). R(iley).. Pale Moon.
London. MacDonald & Co. 1957. First U. K. Edition. Hardcover in full black cloth boards. Near fine in good dust jacket. Book is square & tight with no interior markings. Jacket edge worn with 3/4" chip at bottom of front panel & 1/4" chip on bottom edge of rear panel. Price intact on front flap. Set in the American South West in the 1940s. A sequel to the author's "Adobe Walls." The murder of the town's boss sets off a bitter election feud that threatens the whole community. By the author of Little Caesar (1929), High Sierra (1940) and The Asphalt Jungle (1949). 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Burnett, W(illiam). R(iley). Vanity Row.
New York. Knopf. 1952. First Edition. Hardcover in blue & white patterned paper-wrapped boards. White title label on spine. Boards worn with 1/4" chip at head of spine. Binding solid. Text clean with no interior markings. Fine facsimile dust jacket. Police Detective Roy Hargis must find the killer of a gangland lawyer. The suspects are a beautiful woman and a hood named Stan. Basis for the 1956 film titled "Accused of Murder" with David Brian as Hargis and Vera Ralston as the woman suspect. By the author of Little Caesar (1929), High Sierra (1940) and The Asphalt Jungle (1949). 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 

 


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