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Top of the Heap - Editions and Variants

[lctoh] Gardner, Erle Stanley [as ]A. A. Fair. Top of the Heap. [Lam & Cool] First published in book form in February 1952.

Cover image from William Morrow edition of 1952 [wm52.359] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. New York: William Morrow, 1952. 243p. hardcover. First edition February 1952. Cover image via LibraryThing. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
 
[dbc52.451] Gardner, Erle Stanley. [as] Detective Book Club Triple-Decker for March 1952. Roslyn: Walter J Black, 1952. hardcover. Top Of The Heap by A.A. Fair; Night Train To Paris by Manning Coles; Under Dog And Other Stories by Agatha Christie [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Walter J Black edition of 1952 [wb52.458] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. Roslyn: Walter J Black, 1952. 178p. hardcover. Single novel issue from the Detective Book Club, part of a set of 6 offered as a premium for joining the club. Advertised in late 1952. Like the Morrow edition, the front cover announces that A.A. Fair is now known to be Erle Stanley Gardner; the jacket spine reads Morrow, but the back of the Detective Book Club edition is a blurb for the book club. [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Dell edition of 1954 [de54.360] Gardner, Erle Stanley as A. A. Fair. Top of the Heap. New York: Dell, 1954. 224p. mass market pbk. Cover by Griffith Foxley 772. 25 cents cover price. March 1954 printing of 410,000 copies [Lyles p. 113]. Cover image via bookscan.com. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
 
[he57.361] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. London: Heinemann, 1957. 235p. hardcover. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Corgi Books edition of 1958 [co58.362] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. London: Corgi Books, 1958. 220p. mass market pbk. S548. 2/6 cover price. Cover image via bookscan.com. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Dell edition of 1959 [de309.363] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. New York: Dell, 1959. mass market pbk. Cover by Robert McGinnis D309. 35 cents cover price. August 1959 printing of 303,500 copies; recorded as September 1959 on copyright page [Lyles p. 159]. Cover image via LibraryThing. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Corgi Books edition of 1960 [cb60.364] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. London: Corgi Books, 1960. mass market pbk. SC826. Cover image via Mr.G.D.Price. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Dell edition of 1963 [de63.367] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. New York: Dell, 1963. mass market pbk. Cover by Robert McGinnis 8960. 40 cents cover price. Cover image via LibraryThing. [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
 
[cb64.368] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. London: Corgi Books, 1964. 157p. mass market pbk. SC1493. 2/6 cover price. Cover image at first glance appears to be a space ship. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Dell edition of 1966 [de66.369] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. New York: Dell, 1966. mass market pbk. 8960. 45 cents cover price. Cover image via LibraryThing. [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Dell edition of 1972 [de72.366] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. New York: Dell, 1972. 224p. mass market pbk. 8960. 75 cents cover price. Cover image via LibraryThing. [References] WorldCat [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris
Cover image from Hard Case Crime edition of 2004 [hc04.365] Gardner, Erle Stanley. Top of the Heap. London: Hard Case Crime, 2004. 222p. mass market pbk. Isbn: 0843953527 Cover by Bill Nelson First Hard Case Crime edition October 2004. Cover image via LibraryThing. [References] WorldCat [Publisher] Hard Case Crime [key word searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris [Isbn searches] Abebooks Amazon Biblio Alibris