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The Revenge of Fantômas (1926) [Fantômas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson., Allain, Marcel
1 Allain, Marcel The Revenge of Fantômas (1926) [Fantômas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson.
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
First English Edition. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little damage to top edge of front pastedown, otherwise very good. The Fantômas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantômas 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 is the fourth Fantômas novel by Allain alone, and the thirty-sixth in the whole sequence. Scarce. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Yellow Document or Fantômas of Berlin (1919), Allain, Marcel
2 Allain, Marcel The Yellow Document or Fantômas of Berlin (1919)
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1919 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
First English Edition. Undated [1919]. Printed in the USA by Brentano's. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Light scuffing, a few light marks, very good. Crime novel by Allain alone , written after the death of Pierre Souvestre in 1914. Despite its title, this is not one of the Fantômas Detective Novels. 
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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. 
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The Indian Idol Mystery (1938), Andrews, Horace J.
5 Andrews, Horace J. The Indian Idol Mystery (1938)
London The Modern Publishing Company 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Undated first edition [1938]. Decorated title page. Original blue boards, advertisements on endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, paper lightly browned throughout, good. "A Grim Murder Story". 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Bladys of the Stewponey (1897), Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]
6 Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould] Bladys of the Stewponey (1897)
London Methuen & Co. 1897 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, a few light foxing spots, very good. A grim tale of eighteenth century Shropshire, featuring a woman condemned to be burnt at the stake. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Red Spider (1887), Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]
7 Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould] Red Spider (1887)
London Chatto & Windus 1906 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition. Late "Piccadilly Novels" style binding: navy blue cloth lettered in gilt; title within decorative circular frame on front board. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. 
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The Sin of Olga Zassoulich, Barrett, Frank
8 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?" 
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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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Dead Love Has Chains (1907), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
11 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Dead Love Has Chains (1907)
Hastings The Sensation Press 2001 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 
Original illustrated white card wrappers. Corners lightly scuffed, light marks on rear cover, good. Reset (unabridged) from first edition of 1907. NOT a print-on-demand copy, but a real paperback reprint issue of 2001, published by The Sensation Press, a publisher which specialised is reprinting some scarcer (or previously unpublished) works by Braddon. 
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Only A Clod (1865), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
12 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Only A Clod (1865)
London John & Robert Maxwell Hardcover Good Book 
Stereotyped Edition. Undated (c1886). Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks on cloth, small nicks at foot of spine, small stamp and signature on front endpapers, otherwise very good. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Sir Jasper's Tenant (1865), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
13 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Sir Jasper's Tenant (1865)
Leipzig Ward, Lock & Tyler Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Stereotyped Edition. Undated c1870. Mid C19th rebinding in dark brown leather over mottled orange-and-brown boards; raised bands and brown leather title label on spine; grey-green marbled endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, near fine. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Vixen (1879), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
14 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Vixen (1879)
London John & Robert Maxwell Hardcover Very Good Book 
Stereotyped Edition. Undated [c1882/5]. Original green cloth, elaborately blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. A few light marks on rear board, otherwise very good. Reviews for Braddon's "latest novel", Mount Royal (1882) at end, although code at foot of final page suggests 1885. 
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Romance of a Young Girl (c1886), Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne]
15 Brame, Charlotte Mary [aka Charlotte M. Braeme, Bertha M. Clay, Author of Dora Thorne] Romance of a Young Girl (c1886)
London William Stevens 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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A Double Scoop (1924), Cable, Boyd [ie Ernest Andrew Ewart]
16 Cable, Boyd [ie Ernest Andrew Ewart] A Double Scoop (1924)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1924 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated first edition [1924]. Publisher's remainder binding: maroon cloth, with blindstamped borders on boards, and art-nouveau flower designs on spine, lettered in gilt. Lettering on spine oxidised, otherwise very good. Semi-humorous crime novel (listed in Hubin). Chuck Summers pursues clues to the disappearance of William Goodenough, through Australa and the Far East. Cable/Ewart wrote two crime novels and a collection of short stories (his best known works relate his experiences in the trenches during the First World War). Publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1924 bound in at end. 
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For the Term of His Natural Life, Clarke, Marcus
17 Clarke, Marcus For the Term of His Natural Life
London Macmillan & Co. 1921 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Reprint. Original red cloth, lettered and framed in black. A trifle darkened at foot of spine, a little light foxing, very good 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Two Strange Men (1924), Clouston, J. [Joseph] Storer
18 Clouston, J. [Joseph] Storer The Two Strange Men (1924)
London Nash & Grayson 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original orange cloth. Corners lightly rubbed, Light marks on front board, light sunning at top of spine, good+. Crime novel. 
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"I Say No" (1884), Collins, Wilkie
19 Collins, Wilkie "I Say No" (1884)
London Chatto & Windus 1886 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Bound as volume in "The Works of Wilkie Collins" -- in blue leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spines; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Light edgewear, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), traces of small removed label on front free endpapers, signature on prelims and handwritten numbers on verso of title page, two leaves trimmed on edges, otherwise good. 
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"I Say No" (1884), Collins, Wilkie
20 Collins, Wilkie "I Say No" (1884)
London Chatto & Windus 1886 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Late C19th brown beaded cloth, with (presumably) original leatherwork replaced at later date by brown fabric; pale brown card endpapers. Light browning on prelims, good. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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