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Vintage book detective mystery famous Ellery Queen novel "The New Adventures Of" with eleven original stories, RARE and SCARCE reprint, 1942

Vintage book detective mystery famous Ellery Queen novel "The New Adventures Of" with eleven original stories, RARE and SCARCE reprint, 1942

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There is no other book like this one.

Really, I can't find it! This is a follow up to "The Adventures of Ellery Queen," with eleven new stories that were unpublished anywhere else, and if you look around you cannot find another copy, or at LEAST you cannot find this other copy (though I still cannot find another copy at all), the popular and cool-looking (that's the only way I can describe the vintage style of the dust cover!) Triangle Books edition, so in demand back in its day and part of a series of many other mystery and detective works put out by Triangle, including Shakespeare tales, as evidenced by the ads placed on the back of the jacket by Triangle to lure you in to buy more.

Great marketing, though really, back then the books didn't need it--they sold well enough. This was the forties and their prices and design were just as "cool" as you'd think (or at least I'd think) of them today.

So given you can't find this book elsewhere, if you do read or have read the first book you must be itching to get your hands on this one. More stories hand-picked by Ellery Queen, a pseudonym used by the two authors who penned all the Ellery Queen books (so yes, Ellery Queen ostensibly wrote Ellery Queen novels, ha!). The stories included are as follows, but I will say my favorites are "The Adventure of" The Mad Tea Party and The Bearded Lady. Interested by those titles? Then you'll be interested in the rest. They are:

-The Adventure of the African Traveler
-The Adventure of the the Hanging Acrobat
-The Adventure of the the One-Penny Black
-The Adventure of the the Three Lame Men
-The Adventure of the the Invisible Lover
-The Adventure of the Teakwood Case
-The Adventure of "The Two-Headed Dog"
-The Adventure of the Glass-Domed Clock
-The Adventure of the Seven Black Cats

You can look up more about Ellery Queen on the internet, listen to the radio shows, watch the television series, but I would urge you to read the book first, and take it in organically, as I did. You'll find yourself a new favorite of the many literary detectives I'm sure you're acquainted with already, Agatha Christie included by default, and you'll be happier for another name to add to your shelf.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Adventures of Ellery Queen, 11 New Problems in Deduction by America's Favorite Detective
-Author: Ellery Queen (two mystery writers who came together to write as the detective under this pseudonym; I won't name, but you can find online if you really want to know!)
-Format: Hardcover, First Triangle Edition, bright colored dust jacket covered in plastic for protection, hardcover with ads for other Triangle Books and "mystery detective stories" on back jacket, other ads for other Triangle books on inside jackets as well. List of stories included in book on front jacket.
-Condition: The book is not in great condition but fares well enough to read if handled with some care, as all vintage books should be. The pages are browning in that nostalgic way and there are some rips to the dust jacket, though it is covered in plastic so as to be preserved, which keeps it all together and makes the book that much more valuable and exciting. Readable, for sure, but aging, I would say. And that goes pretty much without saying anyway. :)
-Publisher: Triangle Books, New York
-Copyright: 1933, 1934, by ELLERY QUEEN.
-Date Published: Reprint, First popular Triangle Edition, August 1942
-Provenance: I got this one near the Arthur Trains in the mystery section of a local thrift bookshop, after they had just received a HUGE donation/sale of mystery and thriller books, with so many good authors it boggled my mind. However, I gravitated toward the Q section as it was so close to the T section that I was already looking at (this being November of 2016 actually) and saw a series of books with this cool look to them, as pictured above. It just screams 40s right? I loved the black and how the orange popped out of it, and when I found out the authors were anonymous under the pseudonym of the main character I was intrigued enough to buy it, not knowing how rare it was at the time. After reading (most of) these stories I can say both the authors come together to create a style that is also aged in the book's time period, and it feels comfortable to sit down with it to read a few stories that made Ellery Queen so famous. I explain that above, and though the book is not in perfect shape I had to grab it up. How could you not want to read a story called "The Mad Tea Party?" Still, strictly provenance-wise there was no other information about the mysterious (no pun intended) donor or seller of this collection of books, and no signature inside from that previous owner or owners previous to him/her. All I can say is the provenance outside of myself is a mystery just like the ones inside of it.
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the rarity of it, obviously, and the colorful story that makes up its past--namely, that the character Ellery Queen is a standard in mystery fiction that thrived in the 40s enough to create several radio shows and an eventual television series out of it, running from the 50s to the 70s. Such a big name and I had no idea! Once I looked into it, Ellery's works are pretty scarce, at least these ones with these covers that are so cool (you can see even more examples of these on the back advertisement on the dust jacket) from Triangle Books. Based on this popularity in its time, and its rarity today, but taking into account, of course, the not-so-great condition of the book, I priced it much lower than its actual value, comparative to other copies of books like these. I should note I've been unable to find this exact book anywhere, which ups its value regardless of its rips, and because the book is certainly readable and stays together, this makes the price understandable, ultimately, given all these details combined.
There is no other book like this one.

Really, I can't find it! This is a follow up to "The Adventures of Ellery Queen," with eleven new stories that were unpublished anywhere else, and if you look around you cannot find another copy, or at LEAST you cannot find this other copy (though I still cannot find another copy at all), the popular and cool-looking (that's the only way I can describe the vintage style of the dust cover!) Triangle Books edition, so in demand back in its day and part of a series of many other mystery and detective works put out by Triangle, including Shakespeare tales, as evidenced by the ads placed on the back of the jacket by Triangle to lure you in to buy more.

Great marketing, though really, back then the books didn't need it--they sold well enough. This was the forties and their prices and design were just as "cool" as you'd think (or at least I'd think) of them today.

So given you can't find this book elsewhere, if you do read or have read the first book you must be itching to get your hands on this one. More stories hand-picked by Ellery Queen, a pseudonym used by the two authors who penned all the Ellery Queen books (so yes, Ellery Queen ostensibly wrote Ellery Queen novels, ha!). The stories included are as follows, but I will say my favorites are "The Adventure of" The Mad Tea Party and The Bearded Lady. Interested by those titles? Then you'll be interested in the rest. They are:

-The Adventure of the African Traveler
-The Adventure of the the Hanging Acrobat
-The Adventure of the the One-Penny Black
-The Adventure of the the Three Lame Men
-The Adventure of the the Invisible Lover
-The Adventure of the Teakwood Case
-The Adventure of "The Two-Headed Dog"
-The Adventure of the Glass-Domed Clock
-The Adventure of the Seven Black Cats

You can look up more about Ellery Queen on the internet, listen to the radio shows, watch the television series, but I would urge you to read the book first, and take it in organically, as I did. You'll find yourself a new favorite of the many literary detectives I'm sure you're acquainted with already, Agatha Christie included by default, and you'll be happier for another name to add to your shelf.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: The Adventures of Ellery Queen, 11 New Problems in Deduction by America's Favorite Detective
-Author: Ellery Queen (two mystery writers who came together to write as the detective under this pseudonym; I won't name, but you can find online if you really want to know!)
-Format: Hardcover, First Triangle Edition, bright colored dust jacket covered in plastic for protection, hardcover with ads for other Triangle Books and "mystery detective stories" on back jacket, other ads for other Triangle books on inside jackets as well. List of stories included in book on front jacket.
-Condition: The book is not in great condition but fares well enough to read if handled with some care, as all vintage books should be. The pages are browning in that nostalgic way and there are some rips to the dust jacket, though it is covered in plastic so as to be preserved, which keeps it all together and makes the book that much more valuable and exciting. Readable, for sure, but aging, I would say. And that goes pretty much without saying anyway. :)
-Publisher: Triangle Books, New York
-Copyright: 1933, 1934, by ELLERY QUEEN.
-Date Published: Reprint, First popular Triangle Edition, August 1942
-Provenance: I got this one near the Arthur Trains in the mystery section of a local thrift bookshop, after they had just received a HUGE donation/sale of mystery and thriller books, with so many good authors it boggled my mind. However, I gravitated toward the Q section as it was so close to the T section that I was already looking at (this being November of 2016 actually) and saw a series of books with this cool look to them, as pictured above. It just screams 40s right? I loved the black and how the orange popped out of it, and when I found out the authors were anonymous under the pseudonym of the main character I was intrigued enough to buy it, not knowing how rare it was at the time. After reading (most of) these stories I can say both the authors come together to create a style that is also aged in the book's time period, and it feels comfortable to sit down with it to read a few stories that made Ellery Queen so famous. I explain that above, and though the book is not in perfect shape I had to grab it up. How could you not want to read a story called "The Mad Tea Party?" Still, strictly provenance-wise there was no other information about the mysterious (no pun intended) donor or seller of this collection of books, and no signature inside from that previous owner or owners previous to him/her. All I can say is the provenance outside of myself is a mystery just like the ones inside of it.
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the rarity of it, obviously, and the colorful story that makes up its past--namely, that the character Ellery Queen is a standard in mystery fiction that thrived in the 40s enough to create several radio shows and an eventual television series out of it, running from the 50s to the 70s. Such a big name and I had no idea! Once I looked into it, Ellery's works are pretty scarce, at least these ones with these covers that are so cool (you can see even more examples of these on the back advertisement on the dust jacket) from Triangle Books. Based on this popularity in its time, and its rarity today, but taking into account, of course, the not-so-great condition of the book, I priced it much lower than its actual value, comparative to other copies of books like these. I should note I've been unable to find this exact book anywhere, which ups its value regardless of its rips, and because the book is certainly readable and stays together, this makes the price understandable, ultimately, given all these details combined.

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
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I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

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