the first haul
The crown jewel of the first haul, a hardcover Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson. This was one of the titles I was the most excited about, and I just love this 1961 cover. The old Doubleday science fiction logo got a closeup shot because it’s just the best.
Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini. This one is not technically on the list, but Sabatini’s nothing-like-the-errol-flynn-movie The Sea Hawk is, and I’m currently waiting for that one to be tracked down. And also JUST LOOK AT IT. Like I was about to leave the bookstore without it.
The Third Man by Graham Greene. I’ve been wanting to read this for the longest time.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes. The cover art is unattributed, but I would love to know who did it. It’s phenomenal!
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A late 70s edition with a lot of boobs going on on the cover. Apparently any of the John Carter novels are pretty expensive, even if it’s just a mass market reading copy. This lil dude was $7! Okay, that’s not horrendous, but most of the others were ~$2.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes
These were all found at Landmark Books and The Bookie Joint in TC.
I’m thinking of taking day trips to Curious Book Shop in East Lansing, and to the John K Kings in Detroit & Ferndale to see what they’ve got available.