Sunday, 21 January 2007

Breaking up a set of Perry Mason Books

I have decided to use this blog thingy to write a little on some of the more interesting books that I come across to sell.

Starting with a large collection of Perry Mason books by Erle Gardner Spencer. Almost everyone will be at least vaguely aware of Perry Mason due to the 30's films starring Warren William, Ricardo Cortez & Donald Woods and the TV adaptations, made in the 50's and 60's starring Raymond Burr as the legendary lawyer. In the late 80's early 90's a number of made for TV films were made, again starring Raymond Burr.

Over 80 books were written by Gardner Spencer based on the cases of Mason, making him the most famous fictional legal character ever created and one who is still as famous today in legal circles as he was in the fifties and sixties.

The collection I will be breaking up and making available includes original green penguins, pan paperbacks and american consul paperbacks.

There is still a reasonable demand for his books by fans new and old, some books being more sought after than others due to limited numbers of reprints and popularity of individual cases. This makes the job of valuing them quite difficult and not particularly suited to ebay. Though I have decided that I will start by listing a small number in my ebay shop and one or 2 in ebay auctions to hopefully attract buyers into the shop and see how demand is.

the following is a list of the titles I currently have in stock and you are welcome to contact me directly to discuss, condition, availability and make offers if not already listed for sale.

"The Case of the Lame Canary","Green penguin",
"The Case of the Careless Kitten","Green penguin",,,
"The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife","Green penguin",,
"The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse","Consul",,,
"The Case of the Lonely Heiress","Consul",,,
"The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Negligent Nymph","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Grinning Gorilla","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Glamourous Ghost","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Nervous Accomplice","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Demure Defendant","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Gilded Lily","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Daring Decoy","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Lucky Loser","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Screaming Woman","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Calendar Girl","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Long-Legged Models","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Deadly Toy","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Singing Skirt","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Waylaid Wolf","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Spurious Spinster","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Blonde Bonanza","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands","Pan",,,
"The Case of the Amorous Aunt","Pan",,,

1 comment:

Sasha said...

Check out the Squidoo lens on Perry Mason, a complete bibliography in date order!