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Crime, Sensation

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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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Fantomas Captured (1926), Allain, Marcel [Translated and edited by A. R. Allinson]
2 Allain, Marcel [Translated and edited by A. R. Allinson] Fantomas Captured (1926)
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1926 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original deep maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, front inner joint paper cracked (but joint tight), foxing pots, undated signature, 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 then in a further 11 by Allain alone (of which this title is one), after his collaborator's death). English editions are uncommon. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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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 Activities of Lavie Jutt (1911), Barclay, Marguerite & Armiger
5 Barclay, Marguerite & Armiger The Activities of Lavie Jutt (1911)
London Stanley Paul 1911 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
First Edition, late issue. Undated [1911]. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine and board edges sunned, light rubbing to hinges, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. Lavie, a plucky American heiress, is in London to be introduced to English Society by Lady Loamington. However, her new life turns out to be one of adventure: the episodic novel follows her "activities" which include crime and detective work. Publisher's catalogue for October 1912 bound in at end. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. Armiger Barclay was of Polish descent: his wife (born Marguerite Jarvis) went through a list of pseudonyms including Olive Sandys and Countess Barcynska, and wrote around 150 novels. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Sin of Olga Zassoulich, Barrett, Frank
6 Barrett, Frank The Sin of Olga Zassoulich
London 1900 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 Macmillan & Co. 1895 Colonial Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Macmillan's Colonial Library No. 233. Original undecorated green cloth. Light foxing on endpapers, otherwise very good. Historical crime novel, with an immensely long, mock eighteenth century title (I have only given about half of it above). 
Price: 15.00 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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Who is John Noman? (1887), Beckett, Charles Henry
9 Beckett, Charles Henry Who is John Noman? (1887)
London Cassell & Co. 1888 Hardcover Good Book 
Yellowback, reprint, Cassell's American Library of Fiction. Undated [1888]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; spine and front board blue-black rather than yellow or white. Spine ends rubbed, some chipping along hinges, undated signatures on prelims, otherwise good. Topp [VII, p.205] states first American and first British editions were both 1887. Publisher's catalogue code dated 5G.7.88 bound in at end. 
Price: 55.00 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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The Doctor's Wife (1864), Braddon, M. E. [ie Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
12 Braddon, M. E. [ie Mary Elizabeth Braddon] The Doctor's Wife (1864)
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. Corner scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good. Braddon's reworking of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Dead Love Has Chains (1907), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
13 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]
14 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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One Fatal Moment and Other Stories & At the Shrine of Jane Eyre (2001), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
15 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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Sons of Fire, Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
16 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Sons of Fire
London Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1900. C20th rebinding in green cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Paper faintly tanned, otherwise clean, tight: very good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Strangers and Pilgrims (1873), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
17 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] Strangers and Pilgrims (1873)
London Ward, Lock & Tyler 1875 Hardcover Good Book 
Stereotyped Edition. Undated (c1875). Late C19th rebinding in dark green leather over green cloth-covered boards. 1 mm loss of leather at head of spine, repair to top end of lower hinge, one gathering slightly proud, good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Octoroon or The Lily of Louisiana (1999), Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]
18 Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] The Octoroon or The Lily of Louisiana (1999)
Hastings Sensation Press 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
First UK Edition. Edited, with an Introduction, by Jennifer Carnell. Signed by the editor on the title page. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: fine. Original illustrated dustwrapper: fine. Originally serialised in The Halfpenny Journal between 1861 and 1862, and then published in a slightly abridged edition, only in the U. S. A. 
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The Master Detective. Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles (1922), Brebner, Percy James
19 Brebner, Percy James The Master Detective. Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles (1922)
London. Robert Holden 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Later issue of first UK edition (1922); title page is a cancel and the publisher's name has changed from Holden & Hardingham to Robert Holden. Original red cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine sunned, a few light marks good. Second collection of detective stories featuring the intuitive professor Christoper Quarles and his grand-daughter Zena 
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God and the Man (1881), Buchanan, Robert
20 Buchanan, Robert God and the Man (1881)
London Chatto & Windus 1887 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Late C19th beige cloth with red leather title label on spine, green leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine and board edges darkened, otherwise good. "A study of the vanity and folly of individual Hate" (author's note). 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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