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Troddles & Us and Others (1901)

By: Andom, R. [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2486


Original yellow cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and black. Lightly soiled, light foxing, undated signature on front pastedown, good+. One of Andom's numerous comic novels featuring the eponymous Troddles. View more info

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The War-God Walks Again (1926)

By: Austin, F. Britten

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Williams and Norgate: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2543


Original crimson cloth, lettered in black. Pages preceding title-page removed, thus a decent reading copy only. View more info

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Anna of the Five Towns (1902)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Tauchnitz: 1912

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2502


Original card wrappers. Corners turned, some foxing, French circulating library stamp in red & two signatures on front cover, another signature (1968) on half-title, good. First issue, dated August 1912 on rear and with catalogue for December 1912 bound in at end. Todd [4351a]. View more info

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Episodes in a Policeman's Life

By: Bessell, James C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2479


Presumed first edition -- no copies of this title on WorldCat or COPAC to compare. Original blue cloth. A little darkened at the foot of the front board, light foxing, very good. Inscription facing title page reads "With the Author's Compliments. James C. Bessell 10/7/33". Fiction based on personal experience. View more info

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The Adventures of Mr Wellaby Johnson (1914)

By: Booth, Oliver

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol & London, J. W. Arrowsmith & Simpkin, Marshall ect: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2480


Original green moire cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges gilt. Spine considerably sunned, a little foxing, good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Mrs M. Harris with the compliments of the Author. Oliver Booth, May 1914". A series of adventures, largely comic in nature, with some criminous content. The book is listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info

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Bushigrams (1897)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2508


Undated first edition [1897]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt, with illustration on glazed pale blue paper inset in centre of front board. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, front free endpaper excised, otherwise good. A collection of short stories. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2510


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, a couple of tiny holes in cloth on spine, small chips to cloth on spine ends, short split to cloth at head of spine, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2511


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, cloth chipped on spine ends, bookplate on front pastedown, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. View more info

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For Love of Her (1905)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2533


Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, blindstamped flower design in pale green on front board below title; lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, inner joint papers cracked (but both joints tight), signature (in green) along inner edge of front pastedown, some foxing. A well-used copy of an uncommon title: good. A collection of fourteen short stories published in the year of Boothby's death. View more info

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Chips from an Old Block (1871)

By: Clarke, Charles Carlos

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1881

Seller ID: VN2449


Yellowback, Select Library of Fiction. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine relaid on pink cloth and endpapers replaced (more than 50 years ago). Large chip to paper at head of spine (see picture) otherwise good. View more info

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More Precious Than Rubies (1903)

By: Cocker, Rev. James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2467


Undated first edition [1903]. Original brown cloth, with decoration of wheat plants in black, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, prize plate (1906) on front pastedown, paper lightly tanned throughout, good. A collection of stories, mostly religious in nature, set in the English village of Blossomby.The author, James Cocker, was a Methodist minister, and at the time of writing was living in Wanganui, New Zealand. He notes in his preface that most of the stories were origi... View more info

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At What Cost & Called Back & Carriston's Gift & Slings & Arrows

By: Conway, Hugh [ie Frederick John Fargus]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bristol & London, J. W. Arrowsmith & John Maxwell: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2465


Four titles bound as one: At What Cost and Other Stories - first edition, John and Robert Maxwell, undated; Called Back -- Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, undated reprint; Carriston's Gift, A Fresh Start, Julian Vanneck and a Dead Man's Face - Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, undated reprint; Slings and Arrows - Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1883. Four volumes bound as one without original wrappers etc in red leather over red marbled boards. Contents clean and tight, but ... View more info

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The Lord High Admiral and Others (1915)

By: Cornford, L. Cope [Leslie Cope Cornford]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Williams and Norgate: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2531


Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Paper worn along hinges, corners lightly rubbed, small paper label at foot of spine, a few light marks, otherwise good. A very late yellowback ("paper boards" as per the spine of the book). A collection of eighteen short stories. View more info

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The Exploits of Kesho Naik, Dacoit (1912)

By: Cox, Sir Edmund C. [Sir Edmund Charles Cox]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2542


Original red buckram, blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine lettering oxidised to brown/black, a little foxing, good. The third of Cox's Indian crime books. Krishna, a minor character in John Carruthers Indian Policeman (1905) and The Achievements of John Carruthers (1911), here takes on the role of narrator, telling the story of an audacious bandit. NB. A variant binding: also issued in blue cloth. View more info

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The Upper Berth

By: Crawford, F. Marion [Francis Marion Crawford]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1914

Seller ID: VN2501


Undated issue in Hodder's Sevenpenny Library (c1914). Pocket edition in original red cloth, lettered in black. Frontispiece. Spine a trifle darkened, a few light marks, paper faintly tanned, top edge of front free endpaper torn off, otherwise good. Contains the title piece --Crawford's best known horror story -- and The Waters of Paradise. View more info

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The Lady of the Hundred Dresses (1911)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2529


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt, with illustration on glazed paper in centre of front board. Gilt lettering dulled/oxidised, a few light marks on cloth, light foxing, very good. Publisher's catalogue for Spring 1911 bound in at end. A departure for Crockett: a crime novel concerning jewellery thieves. One of the author's most difficult titles. View more info

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Katherine the Arrogant (1909)

By: Croker, B. M. [Bithia Mary Croker]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2546


Original blue cloth, with elaborate Celtic-style designs in gilt on spine. Rubbed and nicked at foot of spine, some marks on rear board, good. View more info

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By Dead Reckoning. Adventures in the China Seas (1924)

By: Davidson, V. M. [Victor Manley Davidson]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2487


Undated first edition [1924]. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Boards lightly marked, some foxing, good+. Uncommon naval novel with a far-eastern setting View more info

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My Cousin Cynthia and Other Stories (1908)

By: De Crespigny, Mrs Philip Champion [ie Rose Champion De Crespigny]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2481


Original red. cloth. Spine lightly sunned/dulled,, a little foxing, undated signature on blank prelim, good+. My Cousin Cynthia is a short novel (126 pp) followed by nine short stories, some criminous. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. One of the author's more uncommon title. View more info

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Found and Fettered A Series of Thrilling Detective Stories (1894)

By: Donovan, Dick [ie James Edward Preston Muddock]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: VN2539


Undated reprint, c1895. Green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. a little soiling, small splits to cloth on hinges,, some staining on endpapers, fair to good. First issued in cloth in 1894: this (rebound) yellowback edition is undated, but probably from about a year or so later. View more info