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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mickey Spillane: Cover Gallery part 1

I've long been a fan of Mickey Spillane's novels. My dad was a fan and had copies of his novels which I picked up along with dozens of others, leading to my early love of James Hadley Chase and John Creasey amongst others.

Spillane is the subject of one of the essays in Mean Streetmaps and I thought this was a good opportunity to put together a cover gallery of his work. There are quite a few editions of his books that I don't have scans of but hopefully you'll enjoy the ones that do appear below.

I, the Jury (New York, Dutton, 1947; London, Barker, 1952)
Arthur Barker, May 1952, 160pp, 2/-. Cover by Lu Kimmel (Same cover as Signet 699, 1948)
Dragon Books 31, 2/6.
Corgi Books SC875, 1960, 187pp.
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1963.
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 5th imp., 1964.
----, 6th imp., 1965.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
Corgi GC7609, 1967, 158pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books 552-08769-6, 1971, 158pp. Cover: photo

My Gun Is Quick (New York, Dutton, 1950; London, Barker, 1951)
Arthur Barker, May 1952, 160pp, 2/-. Cover by Whyte (same cover as h/c dust-jacket)
Corgi Books SC812, 1960, 220pp, 2/6. Cover by John Richards
----, 2nd imp., 1960.
Corgi Books SC1308, 3rd imp., 1963, 174pp, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 1970.
----, 1975.
New English Library, 1983.

Vengeance Is Mine (New York, Dutton, 1950; London, Barker, 1951)
Corgi Books SC780, 1960, 222pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1962.
Corgi Books SC1344, 1963, 158pp, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini
Corgi Books GC7607, 1967, 3/6.
----, 1969.
----, 1973.
New English Library, 1982.

One Lonely Night (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1952)
Dragon Books 6, Sep 1956, 2/6. (same cover as h/c dust-jacket)
Corgi Books SC834, 1960.
----, 2nd imp., 1961.
----, 3rd imp., 1962.
Corgi Books GC1345, 4th imp., 1963, 2/6.
----, 5th imp., 1963.
----, 6th imp., 1964.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
----, 8th imp., 1965.
Corgi Books GV7608, 9th imp., 1967, 3/6.
Corgi Books 552-08346-1, 10th imp., 1970, 158pp, 4/-. Cover: photo
Corgi Books 552-09271-1, 11th imp., 1973.
----, 12th imp., 1975, 158pp, 40p. Cover by Michael Codd
New English Library, 1987.

The Big Kill (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1952)
Dragon Books 18, Jul 1957, 2/6.
Corgi Books SC846, 1960, 220pp, 2/6. Cover by John Richards?
Corgi Books SC1347, 1963, 2/6.
New English Library, c.1988.

The Long Wait (New York, Dutton, 1951; London, Barker, 1953)
Dragon Books 29, 1958, 192pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books SC860, 1960
----, 1961.
Corgi Books SC1346, 1963, 2/6.
----, 1970.
----, 1975

Kiss Me, Deadly (New York, Dutton, 1952; London, Barker, 1953)
Dragon Books 42, 1959, 192pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
Corgi Books SC996, 1961, 222pp, 2/6. Cover by unknown
----, 2nd imp., 1962
Corgi Books SC1307, 3rd imp., 1963, 2/6. Cover by Renato Fratini?
----, 4th imp., 1963.
----, 5th imp., 1964.
----, 6th imp., 1965.
----, 7th imp., 1965.
Corgi Books GC7611, 8th imp., 1967, 158pp, 3/6. Cover by unknown
----, 1970.
Corgi Books 552-09709-9, 1975, 158pp.
New English Library, 1982.

To be continued...

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