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Image for Detective Stories: Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Martin Hewitt Investigator & From Clue to Capture

Detective Stories: Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Martin Hewitt Investigator & From Clue to Capture

By: Several Authors: Arthur Morrison (Hewitt stories) & Dick Donovan [ie James Edward Preston Muddock] (From Clue to Capture)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1904

Seller ID: VN2445

Condition: Good


Three Edwardian paperback issues bound together (without original wrappers) in black leather over purple cloth. Extremities rubbed, small chips at head of spine, boards quite faded, good. The first two titles are published by Ward, Lock & Co, are undated and illustrated. the third title is published by Hutchinson, dated 1904 and not illustrated. Three uncommon collections of crime fiction in one handy volume! View more info

Image for Farjeon:  Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery (1899). White: The Crimson Blind (1905)

Farjeon: Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery (1899). White: The Crimson Blind (1905)

By: Several Authors: B. L. Farjeon [Benjamin Leopold Farjeon] & Fred M. White

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson/Ward, Lock & Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 04189

Condition: Good


SEVERAL AUTHORS: FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery (1899). Paperback: Hutchinson & Co., 1906. Bound with: WHITE, Fred M[errick]: The Crimson Blind (1905). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1906. Frontispiece. Two Edwardian paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in early C20th red binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spin. Cloth a little loose on spine edges of boards, otherwise good. Two crime novels. View more info

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Bonds of Steel (1902), The Scarlet Seal (1902), The Secret Way (1903) & A Black Vintage (1901)

By: Several Authors: J. S. Fletcher [Joseph Smith Fletcher]; Dick Donovan [ie James Edward Preston Muddock]; Morice Gerard [ie John Jessop Teague]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1904

Seller ID: 89052

Condition: Good


FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: Bonds of Steel (1902). Paperback: Digby, Long & Co., nd. Bound with: DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: The Scarlet Seal A Tale of the Borgias (1902). New Edition: John Long, nd. Bound with: FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: The Secret Way (1903). Sixpenny Copyright Novels: Digby, Long & Co., nd. Bound with: GERARD, Morice [ie John Jessop TEAGUE]: A Black Vintage (1901) Paperback: Digby, Long & Co., nd. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in black binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Small chip to upper hinge, a little ta... View more info

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The Shadow of the Czar; Lady Barbarity; By Snare of Love; For Love or Crown

By: Several Authors: John R. Carling, J. C. Snaith, Arthur W. Marchmont

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1904

Seller ID: 89119

Condition: Good


CARLING, John R.: The Shadow of the Czar. A Polish Romance (1902). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with: SNAITH, J[ohn] C[ollis]: Lady Barbarity. A Romantic Comedy (1899). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with: MARCHMONT, Arthur W[illiams]: By Snare of Love (1904). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with: MARCHMONT, Arthur, W[illiams]: For Love or Crown (1901). Paperback: Hutchinson & Co., nd. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in black binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Stamp for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel, Louth, on front free endpap... View more info

Image for The Rival Detectives or Dangerous Ground (1885), Shadowed of Three (1879), A Fatal Legacy (1903), An American Emperor (1897)

The Rival Detectives or Dangerous Ground (1885), Shadowed of Three (1879), A Fatal Legacy (1903), An American Emperor (1897)

By: Several Authors: Lawrence L. Lynch [ie Emma Van Deventer]; Louis Tracy [with M. P. Shiel]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1903

Seller ID: 87054

Condition: Good


LYNCH, Lawrence L. [ie Emma Van DEVENTER]: The Rival Detectives or, Dangerous Ground (1885). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated. Bound with: LYNCH, Lawrence L. [ie Emma Van DEVENTER]: Shadowed of Three (1879). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated. Bound with: TRACY, Louis: A Fatal Legacy (1903). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1908. Illustrated. Bound with: TRACY, Louis [and M. P. SHIEL]: An American Emperor (1897). Paperback, Cheap Edition: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Four paperbacks, bound as one (without original wrappers) in maroon binder's cloth. Stamp for Lynn's Temperance Hote... View more info

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Three Glass Eyes. A Story of To-day (1903), The Old House at Sandwich. The Story of a Ruined House as Developed in the Strange Revelations of Hickory Maynard (1887), Shanghaied A Story of Adventure of the California Coast (1899), Anna the Adventuress (1904)

By: Several Authors: William Le Queux, Joseph Hatton, Frank Norris, E. Phillips Oppenheim

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1907

Seller ID: 88076

Condition: Good


LE QUEUX, William: Three Glass Eyes. A Story of To-day (1903). Cheap Edition: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with: HATTON, Joseph: The Old House at Sandwich. The Story of a Ruined House as Developed in the Strange Revelations of Hickory Maynard (1887). Paperback: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with: NORRIS, Frank: Shanghaied A Story of Adventure of the California Coast (1899). Paperback: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with: OPPENHEIM, E[dward] Phillips: Anna the Adventuress (1904). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1907. Illustrated. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in d... View more info

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Behind the Veil. True Stories of London Life (1913)

By: Sims, G. R. [George Robert Sims]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1913

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2889

Condition: Fair


Original blindstamped dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Hinges torn on both sides at head of spine (partly glued), corners rubbed, endpapers browned with traces of removed labels, fair only. Twelve stories, mostly of crimes and mysteries. View more info

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The Dead Lock; A Story in Eleven Chapters. Also Tales of Adventure &c (1863)

By: Smith, Charles Manby

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Virtue Brothers: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04342

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original blindstamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; cream endpapers. Cloth a little darkened on boards, with a few light marks; faint signature (1871) on front free endpaper; some foxing, good. The title novel (177 pp) is a sub-Dickensian story of low and high life, owing something of its plot (a lost child working with criminals) to Oliver Twist. The volume also contains 4 linked stories (In Prison Under Robespierre, Burgomaster Law in Prussia, In the South Seas & Down the Danube) relating a life of adventure; a poem - The Ballad of the Magic Viol; and 7 other miscell... View more info

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The Web of an Old Weaver (1896)

By: Snowden, J. Keighley [James Keighley Snowden]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04396

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt Spine lightly sunned and rubbed on tips, inscription (1896) on front pastedown, a little foxing, otherwise good. A Yorkshire tale, written partly in dialogue, involving a murder (although this is not one of the three crime novels by Snowden listed in Hubin). View more info

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The Heart of a Mystery (1896)

By: Speight, T. W. [Thomas Wilkinson Speight]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1920

Seller ID: 93006

Condition: Good


"Second Edition" Undated, c1920. Original red cloth, framed and lettered in black. Spine and board edges lightly sunned, chipped at foot of spine, cloth wrinkled on rear board, paper faintly tanned on page edges, fair/good. Speight's novel is in full "Wilkie Collins" mode. This is a remaindered copy of the second edition, with the original publisher's advertisements at the end. View more info

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The Muzzled Ox A Romance of Riches (1911)

By: Stanton, Coralie & Heath Hosken [ie Alice & Ernest Hosken]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90019

Condition: Good


First Edition, late issue, [1911]. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Board edges quite speckled and a little darkened, otherwise good. Publisher's catalogue for January 1913 bound in at end. A conventional young Englishman, called Mornington Pelham, and his fiancée -- Mary Campbell-- become involved with Queen Carlotta of Morania and some stolen jewellery. View more info

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Miriam Lemaire, Money Lender (1906)

By: Stanton, Coralie [ie Alice Hosken] and Heath Hosken

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1906

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2392

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; patterned endpapers. Although not stated, this is the second edition or impression, the first having been issued in green cloth with an illustration pasted to the front board; the blue cloth being a standard reprint style used by Cassell at this period. View more info

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The Mystery of Murray Davenport (1903)

By: Stephens, R. N. [Robert Neilson Stephens]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1903

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02404

Condition: Fair


Original steel blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Mudie's and Wrenn's Subscription Library plates at foot of front board, number 1066 hand-written on front pastedown, small chips to cloth at head of spine, light foxing, fair/good. Published in the same year as the American first edition, but much less common. A crime novel, set in New York, and (reputedly) the first such to involve plastic surgery to disguise a character's identity. View more info

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The Beechcourt Mystery (1894)

By: Strange, Carlton

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92001

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, lettered and decorated in brown and black. Spine a trifle dulled, lightly scuffed, endpapers replaced, good. A crime/mystery novel. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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The Mysteries of Paris from the French of Eugene Sue (1844) [Les Mystères de Paris, 1842 - 3]

By: Sue, Eugene

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, S. Richardson: 1867

Seller ID: 81086

Condition: Good


"With illustrations by Gavarni etc etc. ". Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed, later endpapers, spine gilt dulled, inscription (1867) on half-title good. 595 pages with very small font (with over 65 lines per page). Sue's novel started a fashion for stories of criminal low-life, set in large cities. View more info

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Aurora Floyd A Drama in Two Acts Adapted from Miss Braddon's Popular Work of the Same Name (1863)

By: Suter, William, adapted from M. E. Braddon [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]. Introductory material by Jennifer Carnell

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2008

Seller ID: VN2881

Condition: Very Good


One of a limited edition of 150 copies, signed by the editor. Staple bound paperback. Minimal signs of wear, very good. View more info

Image for Lady Audley's Secret A Drama in Two Acts adapted from Miss Braddon's Popular Work of the Same Name (1863)

Lady Audley's Secret A Drama in Two Acts adapted from Miss Braddon's Popular Work of the Same Name (1863)

By: Suter, William, adapted from M. E. Braddon [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]. Introductory material by Jennifer Carnell

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2008

Seller ID: VN2882

Condition: Very Good


One of a limited edition of 150 copies, signed by the editor. Staple bound paperback. Minimal signs of wear, very good. View more info

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A Legal Practitioner Being Certain of My Own Experiences (1907)

By: Tearle, Christian [ie Edward Tyrrell Jaques]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2417

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, light foxing, good+. Stories of crimes and inheritances, wills and water rights. Listed in Hubin. Scarce. View more info

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The City of the Just (1892)

By: Terrell, Thomas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Trischler & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93074

Condition: Good


First Edition: Trischler & Co., 1892. Illustrated. Original light green cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and black. Corners and spine ends rubbed, endpapers replaced, good. A story of murder and fraud, set in largely in Carmarthenshire. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Doris Moore (1919)

By: Thorne, Guy [ie Cyril Ranger Gull]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 03985

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Frontispiece. Original deep pink cloth, lettered in black. Boards sunned and lightly marked, cheap post-war paper browned throughout, good reading copy. Late thriller by the author of When It Was Dark. Scarce. View more info