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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. 1900 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1900. Original bright red cloth with raised pattern of flowers on front board: gilt vignette of Windsor Castle and title in box in centre of front board. Spine faintly sunned, signature (1929) on front free endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Stanley Brereton (1881), Ainsworth, William Harrison
2 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
3 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. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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An African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay, Allen, Grant
4 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
5 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
6 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]
7 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]
8 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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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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Vixen (1879), Braddon, M. E. [ie Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
12 Braddon, M. E. [ie Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Vixen (1879)
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1891 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Stereotyped Edition, ["Autograph Edition"]. Original red cloth decorated and lettered in black and gilt, with Braddon's "signature" across front board; yellow endpapers. Rear board lightly speckled, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy: otherwise very good. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Asphodel (1881), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
13 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Asphodel (1881)
London J. & R. Maxwell 1881 Hardcover Fair Book 
Yellowback. Undated, c1881 [Asphodel is the most recent title listed on the rear board]. original pictorial paper -covered boards. Spine and edges of boards replaced with red cloth (see photograph). Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise contents in good order. A decent reading copy. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Cut by the County (1886), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
14 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Cut by the County (1886)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1886 Copyright Edition Disbound Fair Book 
Disbound (ie original card wrappers removed). Suitable as a reading or binding copy of this uncommon Braddon title, which first appeared with One Thing Needful. Series half title present: first issue. Todd [2436a]. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dead Love Has Chains (1907), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
15 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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During Her Majesty's Pleasure (1908), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
16 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] During Her Majesty's Pleasure (1908)
London Hurst & Blackett 1912 Hardcover Very Good Book 
7d Copyright Novels. Undated (c1912). Pocket edition. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated in gilt on spine. Faint tanning to pages, otherwise very good. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Henry Dunbar (1864 as Henry Dunbar: The Story of an Outcast), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
17 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Henry Dunbar (1864 as Henry Dunbar: The Story of an Outcast)
London Spencer Blackett 1887 Hardcover Fine Book 
Stereotyped Edition. Undated, c1887. Recently rebound in tan calf over black boards; raised bands, blindstamped stippled design to backstrip and black title label on spine. Fine. A beautiful modern binding. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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His Darling Sin (1899), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
18 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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Ishmael (1884), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
19 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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Rough Justice (1898), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
20 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Rough Justice (1898)
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1898 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original red cloth; panel on flowers blindstamped in centre of front board, lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened with tiny chip to cloth just above title on spine, a few foxing spots, bookplate on front pastedown, good. A crime novel introducing the detective John Faunce, who made a second appearance the following year in His Darling Sin. The novel also explores the question: do the ends justify the means? 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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