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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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God and the Man (1881)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: VN1583

Condition: Good


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). View more info

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God and the Man (1881)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: 04184

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novel. Illustrated by Fred Barnard. Original royal blue cloth, elaborately blocked in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; brown-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine a little darkened, tiny chips on spine tips, signature (1889) on front pastedown, foxing spots throughout, good. "A study of the vanity and folly of individual Hate" (author's note). Publisher's catalogue dated April 1888 bound in at end. 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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The Danvers Jewels (1887)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90002

Condition: Good


First Edition. Late C19th green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends scuffed, light marks on boards, good. Originally issued in blue-grey card wrappers (Topp VIII, p.296), this has been rebound in binder's cloth. Both Sadleir's and Wolff's copies were similarly rebound. Cholmondeley's first novel: given its original ephemeral format, quite a rare survivor. A mystery story involving the theft of a bag of jewels. View more info

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The Two Strange Men (1924)

By: Clouston, J. [Joseph] Storer

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Nash & Grayson: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00022

Condition: Good


Original orange cloth. Corners lightly rubbed, Light marks on front board, light sunning at top of spine, good+. Crime novel. 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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The Black Robe (1881)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenllon Collier: 1900

Seller ID: VN0863

Condition: Very Good


Volume 23 of Collier's Works of Wilkie Collins. Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Paper faintly browned on page edges, indistinct signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy: very good. Collins's novel attacks the machinations of the Jesuits, although he counter-balances the villainous Father Benwell with the virtuous Arthur Penrose. 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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Antonina; or, The Fall of Rome

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier: 1900

Seller ID: VN1756

Condition: Good


The Works of Wilkie Collins, Volume 17. Undated, c1900. Frontispiece. Original green cloth. Spine ends scuffed, a few marks on cloth, good. Collins's first published novel, written in imitation of Bulwer-Lytton: a tale of lecherous Roman senators, overly-devout fathers, innocent daughters and mad fanatical adherents of pagan religion: all set during Alaric's siege of Rome (408 - 10 AD) View more info

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After Dark (1856)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Co.: 1934

Seller ID: VN1761

Condition: Near Fine


Undated Blackie edition, c1934. Illustrated. Original steel-blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering a little dulled, otherwise a very crisp, bright, clean copy: near fine. Although some of the stories from the collection (such as A Terribly Strange Bed) have been much anthologised, Collins's original conception was to present a group of tales woven together with an interlinking narrative (Leaves from Leah's Diary) to form a single unified work. 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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Miss or Mrs? And Other Stories in Outline (1873)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1875

Seller ID: 88102

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1875. Late C19th purple-black leather over purple cloth; tan leather title label on spine; cream endpapers. Top edges of boards faintly sunned, one corner piece scraped, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, tight copy: good. Mrs or Mrs? is a short novel written as the Christmas Number for The Graphic. The additional stories are: Blow Up with the Brig!, The Fatal Cradle & A Mad Marriage. As this is a rebound yellowback, there are no illustrations. 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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"I Say No" (1884)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1885

Seller ID: VN2833

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. View more info