Re: RARA-AVIS: aldrich / fearing / chandler

James Mountain (
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 09:07:50 +0000 Michael wrote:

> Sorry to bother y'all w/ an only barely hard-boiled question. I asked a
> while back if anyone knew/liked the work of Ann Aldrich/Vin Packer (wrote
> many many PBOs for Gold Medal in the 50s and 60s). Someone claimed that
> her book *Take a Lesbian to Lunch* is exceedingly rare and valuable. I
> own it, and have my doubts that it's worth more than, say, $50 tops. N

Well Michael, you're probably correct. Still...if it's in better than
VG condition I'll give you $100.00 for it right now. Pronto. Today.

And that would be ripping you off.

If you truly wanted to find out how much it's worth, you could
contact Paperback auctioneers such as Rose Idlet at Black Ace
(213-661-5052, email <>, or Lynn Munroe at
(714-633-333). Both of these people are among the best for giving
information and they don't expect anything in return.

Though I doubt that they've seen one.

Maybe Lynn has, call him first. Another person
you could talk to would be Tom Lesser, organizer of the LA Paperback
show. Tom has tens of thousands of paperbacks in house including all
the Pockets (including The Good Earth), all the Dells, Gold Medals
etc. Very friendly guy with a wealth of information, and he knows
*everyone*. (818-349-3844)

Good luck,

James Mountain, Bookseller
Specializing in Mystery & Detective Fiction

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