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Crime, Sensation

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Stanley Brereton (1881), Ainsworth, William Harrison
1 Ainsworth, William Harrison Stanley Brereton (1881)
London George Routledge & Co. 1893 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1893. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. A few light marks on cloth, some browning/foxing on early pages, prize plate (1893) on front pastedown, good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Revenge of Fantomas (1926). [Fantomas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson., Allain, Marcel
2 Allain, Marcel The Revenge of Fantomas (1926). [Fantomas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson.
London Stanley Paul 1927 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little damage to top edge of front pastedown, otherwise very good. The Fantomas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantomas is a vicious master-criminal (a thief, but also a killer), pursued by his nemesis, Inspector Juve, through some 32 novels by the Souvestre and Allain (and a further 11 by Allain alone, after his collaborator's death). English editions are uncommon. The Revenge of Fantomas is the fourth Fantomas novel by Allain alone, and the thirty-sixth in the whole sequence. Scarce. 
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An African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay, Allen, Grant
3 Allen, Grant An African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay
New York Dover 1980 Soft cover Fair Book 
Paperback. original illustrated card covers. Lightly scuffed on extremities, spine sunned, otherwise good. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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What's Bred in the Bone, Allen, Grant
4 Allen, Grant What's Bred in the Bone
London George Newnes 1913 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Newnes Sevenpenny Novels. Undated [1913]. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Pocket edition in original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A little browning on endpapers, otherwise a clean, tight copy: very good. A wild thriller, originally published by Tit-Bits, which won a £1,000 prize for the best novel in 1891. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Sin of Olga Zassoulich, Barrett, Frank
5 Barrett, Frank The Sin of Olga Zassoulich
London Hardcover Fair Book 
Undated copy, without title page (hence no date, no publisher). Probably around 1900. Textually complete, with a couple of loose pages tipped in. Dark brown leather over light brown cloth. Cloth worn on edges, some smudgy marks in text. A reading copy of this sensational novel of crime and Russian revolutionaries, which starts with the dramatic line "Wolves or Cossacks?" 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Set of Rogues Namely Christopher Sutton, John Dawson, The Señor Don Sanchez del Castillo de Castelaña and Moll Dawson[.]Their Wicked Conspiracy, and a True Account of their Travels and Adventures[...] (1895), Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]
6 Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis] A Set of Rogues Namely Christopher Sutton, John Dawson, The Señor Don Sanchez del Castillo de Castelaña and Moll Dawson[.]Their Wicked Conspiracy, and a True Account of their Travels and Adventures[...] (1895)
London A. D. Innes 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, a little speckling on boards, W. H. Smith's Library label on front pastedown, bookplate, cancelled inscription, good. Historical crime novel, with an immensely long, mock eighteenth century title (I have only given about half of it above). 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Breaking the Shackles (1900), Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]
7 Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis] Breaking the Shackles (1900)
London John MacQueen 1900 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth generally (but lightly) mottled and speckled, gilt lettering partially dulled/oxidised, trace of removed label on lower part of spine, a little pink staining on edge of first few leaves, light foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Not in Wolff (who had 15 of Barrett's novels). 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Night and Day; or, Better Late Than Never. In Two Parts (1858) [later re-issued under the title The Worst in the World], Bennett, John
8 Bennett, John Night and Day; or, Better Late Than Never. In Two Parts (1858) [later re-issued under the title The Worst in the World]
London Ward & Lock 1858 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated first edition [1858]. Rebound yellowback. Illustration at the head of each chapter. Mid-C19th green leather over red marbled boards; raised bands on spine; decorated endpapers. Leather rubbed on corner pieces, a little faint foxing, otherwise very good. Topp [II; 167]. "This is the first edition, no date, 2 parts, 293pp...it was issued by George Vickers, London (1859), as The Worst in the World.". Two stories of crime and moral degradation: "in the first...the erring one sinks unaided; while, in the second...the criminal is saved by the hallowed influences of love and kindness (Author's Preface). 
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Doctor Nikola (1896), Boothby, Guy
9 Boothby, Guy Doctor Nikola (1896)
London Ward, Lock & Co Hardcover Good Book Stanley L. Wood 
Undated reprint, c1900 (titles by Boothby listed at end include Pharos the Egyptian, 1899). Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards, with rectangular illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board within gilt frame: same picture (smaller) on spine. Spine picture partially chipped away, spin ends scuffed, endpapers browned, good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Love Made Manifest, Boothby, Guy
10 Boothby, Guy Love Made Manifest
London Ward, Lock & Co 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Lucy Kemp-Welch 
Undated first edition [1899]. Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly scuffed. small nicks to spine ends, endpapers browned, good 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Fascination of the King (1897), Boothby, Guy
11 Boothby, Guy The Fascination of the King (1897)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1897 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards: inset illustration on glazed paper on front board, lettered in gilt. 4 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. Corners rubbed, inscription in pencil (1897) on front free endpaper, stamp on front pastedown, edges of free endpapers nicked, some foxing, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Dead Love Has Chains (1907), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
12 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Dead Love Has Chains (1907)
Hastngs Sensation Press 2001 Soft cover Good Book 
Illustrated white card. A few specks and spots, bookplate, good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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His Darling Sin (1899), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
13 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] His Darling Sin (1899)
Hastngs Sensation Press 2001 Soft cover Good Book 
Illustrated white card. A few specks and spots, bookplate, good. 
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Ishmael (1884), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
14 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Ishmael (1884)
London John & Robert Maxwell 1885 Hardcover Good Book 
Stereotyped Edition: undated (c1885). Original green cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, later endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, title added in pen on blank prelim by previous owner, good. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Lady Audley's Secret, Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
15 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Lady Audley's Secret
London Thomas Nelson & Co. 1908 Hardcover Good Book 
Pocket edition. Undated, c1905. Frontispiece. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Board edges sunned/marked, undated inscriptions on front free endpaper, good 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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One Fatal Moment and Other Stories & At the Shrine of Jane Eyre (2001), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
16 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] One Fatal Moment and Other Stories & At the Shrine of Jane Eyre (2001)
Hastings Sensation Press 2001 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Edited with an Introduction by Jennifer Carnell. Contains the 8 short stories which were originally published in book form as the third volume of Braddon's three-decker novel All Along the River. When the novel came to be reprinted in one volume the stories were dropped and not reprinted until the current edition. Also contains the essay "At the Shrine of Jane Eyre". The short stories are: One Fatal Moment, It is Easier for a Camel, The Ghost's Name, Stapylton's Plot, His Oldest Friends, If There Be Any of You, The Island of Old Faces & My Dream. Paperback in original illustrated white card. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, bookplate on inside front cover, good 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Octoroon or the Lily of Louisiana (1861-2), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] [edited by Jennifer Carnell]
17 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] [edited by Jennifer Carnell] The Octoroon or the Lily of Louisiana (1861-2)
Hastings Sensation Press 1999 Hardcover Good Book 
Original red cloth, with an illustrated yellow dustwrapper. Some light marking, a little faint tanning, good. Written by Braddon for serialisation in the Halfpenny Journal. Published in book form in America in the Victorian era -- but not in England. 
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From Gloom to Sunlight, Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne]
18 Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne] From Gloom to Sunlight
London William Stevens 1900 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint], The Family Story-Teller: William Stevens. Undated, c1900. Original dark green cloth, framed and lettered in black and gilt. Light scuffing, otherwise very good. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Romance of a Black Veil, Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne]
19 Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne] Romance of a Black Veil
London William Stevens 1900 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint], The Family Story-Teller: William Stevens. Undated, c1900. Original dark green cloth, framed and lettered in black and gilt. Light scuffing, otherwise very good. 
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Romance of a Young Girl (c1886), Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne]
20 Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne] Romance of a Young Girl (c1886)
London William Stevens 1887 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint], The Family Story-Teller: William Stevens. Undated, c1887. Original dark green cloth, framed and lettered in black and gilt. Light crease at head of front board, a few light marks on pages, very good. Brame's novel was first serialised in The Family Herald from 1885 to 1886: the first book edition probably appeared in 1886, as No 36 in the Family Story-Teller. This edition carries a list of 48 titles in the series on the rear free endpaper. 
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