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All Along the River (1893)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1913

Seller ID: 95029

Condition: Good


Author's Edition. Undated, c1913. Original red cloth, with art-nouveau designs in black, black lettering. A few light marks, spine lettering a little oxidised, otherwise very good. A later issue with black rather than gilt lettering, and no gilt on the text block. Love and crime. View more info

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Hostages to Fortune (1875)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1908

Seller ID: 95030

Condition: Very Good


Author's Edition. Undated, c1908. Original red cloth, with art-nouveau designs in black, gilt lettering. A few light marks, spine lettering a little oxidised, otherwise very good. In part a theatrical novel. View more info

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Dead Men's Shoes (1876)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1913

Seller ID: 95031

Condition: Good


Author's Edition. Undated, c1913. Original red cloth with art-nouveau decorations and lettering in black. A few light marks, short split at foot of spine, good. A later issue with black rather than gilt lettering, and no gilt on the text block. View more info

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The Trail of the Serpent (1860 as Three Times Dead)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1913

Seller ID: 95032

Condition: Very Good


Author's Edition. Undated, c1913. Original red cloth, with art-nouveau designs in black, gilt lettering and top edge gilt. A few light marks, inscription (1913) on front free endpapers, very good. Braddon's first novel, full of murder and melodrama. View more info

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Circe (1867)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] edited by Gabrielle Malcolm

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2001

Seller ID: 93148

Condition: Very Good


First Thus. Edited, with an Introduction, by Gabrielle Malcolm. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: fine. Original illustrated dustwrapper: lightly bumped/scuffed on edges, otherwise very good. Originally published in two volumes, in 1867, under the pseudonym "Babington White", after which it was not reprinted. Circe is a lurid tale of reckless passion and revenge, with a cast of artists and opera singers. View more info

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Birds of Prey (1867) & Charlotte's Inheritance (1868)

By: Braddon, M. E. {Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: VN2908

Condition: Good


Stereotyped editions, undated, c1898. Two volumes in blue library bindings. Library rules, stamps etc on prelims and endpapers, otherwise good. Solid reading copies of Birds of Prey and its sequel, which effectively make up one long sensation novel. Two volumes which will require additional postage outside the UK. 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: Braddon, M. E.] Suter, William, adapted from the novel by 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

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Max Carrados Mysteries (1927)

By: Bramah, Ernest [ie Ernest Brammah Smith]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Remploy: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2760

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth, lettered in gilt: very good. Original illustrated dustwrapper, in protective sleeve; very good. View more info

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The Master Detective. Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles (1922)

By: Brebner, Percy James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London., Robert Holden: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2227

Condition: Very Good


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 lightly sunned, a few light marks, very good. Second collection of detective stories featuring the intuitive professor Christoper Quarles and his grand-daughter Zena View more info

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A Double Scoop (1924)

By: Cable, Boyd [ie Ernest Andrew Ewart]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04116

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Prisoners (Fast Bound in Misery and Iron) (1906)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN1849

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint in 7d Copyright series (c1910). Spine sunned and cloth marked; lacks front free endpaper, fair. A reading copy. View more info

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Prisoners (Fast Bound in Misery and Iron) (1906)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN1854

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint in 7d Copyright series (c1910). Spine faintly sunned, inscription (1911) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good View more info

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I Say No (1884)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1886

Seller ID: 02701

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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After Dark (1856)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Gresham Publishing Company: 1900

Seller ID: 81069

Condition: Very Good


Undated edition, c1900 - 1905. Introduction by W. A. Brockington. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Original steel-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; grey endpapers. Scuffed on spine ends, with small nick at foot, very good. Gresham published this title in at least three different bindings: maroon leather with green boards, a decorated navy blue cloth with designs by Talwyn Morris, and this simpler blue cloth. After Dark consists of six stories (A Terribly Strange Bed, A Stolen Letter, Sister Rose, The Lady of Glenwith Grange, Gabriel's Marriage & The Yellow Mask), with a linking... View more info

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A Rogue's Life from His Birth to His Marriage

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier: 1900

Seller ID: VN1784

Condition: Good


The Works of Wilkie Collins, Volume 30. Undated, c1900. Original dark green cloth. Cloth chipped at head of spine, otherwise good. Also contains two short stories: Miss Dulane and My Lord, Mr Policeman and the Cook. View more info

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Hide and Seek; or, The Mystery of Mary Grice

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1873

Seller ID: VN1817

Condition: Fair


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in red leather over marbled boards. Loss of leather on spine ends, corners rubbed, but ontents clean and tight. A good reading copy. View more info

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I Say No (1884)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1886

Seller ID: VN2684

Condition: Good


New Cheap Edition. Rebound in beaded purple binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine faintly sunned, a little scuffing, good++ View more info

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Armadale (1866)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1866

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 92070

Condition: Good


Text printed in double columns. Frontispiece portrait of Collins. Illustrated. Original fancy-grained dark green cloth, with blindstamped borders, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; cream endpapers. Small nicks and chips on spine ends, corners rubbed, a few light marks, signature on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Miss or Mrs? (1873)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1872

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 94092

Condition: Good


[First Book Issue]. Late C19th cream parchment over red and black mottled paper-covered boards; red leather title label on spine. Spine a little darkened, title label rubbed on edges, boards grazed and rubbed on edges, a little foxing; otherwise a tight copy, good. Todd [1233A]. First setting: precedes the London edition by 6 months. View more info

Jezebel's Daughter (18800

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1880

Seller ID: VN3042

Condition: Fair


New Edition. Late C19th maroon leather over blue marbled boardl raised bands and gilt tooling on spine; blue endpapers. Lacks title label on spine, thus only fair. Internally clean and tight. View more info