Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series)

Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, 2004.

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Hardcover. 2004 (current) edition. 17 page bibliography and price-guide. A thorough guide to identifying and collecting first editions, advance copies, limited editions, etc. The AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES (APGs) include a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; an up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American and British) with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies printed (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values. You can view the Instructions For Use, also included with your order, which shows a sample listing and complete instructions for identifying first editions of the author's works.

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Bibliography, First Edition and Price Guide (APG - Author's Price Guide Series). John D. MacDONALD, The Staff of Quill, Inc Brush.

John D. MacDonald
birth name: John D. MacDonald
born: 7/24/1916
died: 12/28/1986

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American author of mystery and science-fiction novels and short stories. He is best remembered for his series of 24 crime novels featuring Travis McGee. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (Actually, there are only 21 McGee titles; the editors of Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature were possibly confused by MacDonald's non-McGee "color" titles.)more

Collecting tips:

MacDonald was the archetypal "paperback writer," and many of his books appear only in that form. His most eagerly collected books are the books in the Travis McGee series (each of which had a "color" in the title), which generally appeared first as paperbacks, then usually in hardcover in the UK, and finally as American hardcovers. For all that, the American hardcovers (in effect the third appearance of most of the books in the series) are still the most desirable. My opinion of the relative scarcity of the McGee's, at least in the American hardcovers is as follows (we revise our opinion from time to time, but currently they are): Darker Than Amber (1970), Pale Gray for Guilt (1971), Dress Her in Indigo (1971), Bright Orange for the Shroud (1972), and The Quick Red Fox (1973). His novel The Executioners (1958), basis for the movie Cape Fear is hard to find in nice condition. Also, the UK hardcover editions of books that were not published in hardcover in the US can command a premium, especially if in fine condition.

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