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The Story Behind the Verdict (1915)

By: Danby, Frank [ie Julia Frankau]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89059

Condition: Very Good


Coloured frontispiece. Original blue-grey cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners bumped, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, signature (1916), stamp on rear pastedown, spine a trifle dulled, otherwise good+. Nine linked crime stories. Listed in Hubin. Scarce. "Everybody both in and out of London...knew of the Keightley Wilburs. To begin with, their relationship was peculiar. To continue, so were they. Plutocrats...mother and son, yet lovers and intimate companio... View more info

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The Yellow Man (1900)

By: Dawe, Carlton

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1901

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2703

Condition: Good


Early C20th rebinding in navy-blue cloth over beaded black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, crease on spine, signature (Japan, 1907) on front free endpaper, good. A good reading copy of this scarce title of intrigue. View more info

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The History of Godfrey Kinge (1896)

By: Dawe, W. Carlton [William Carlton Dawe]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 02898

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1901. Original red cloth, with blindstamped designs on front board/spine: lettered in gilt. Small label for South African Public Library on rear board and their list of rules on front pastedown. Front free endpaper excised, acquisition stamp (June 1901) and handwritten note on verso of title page. A little foxing. No library markings on binding. An adventure novel by an Australian novelist: this story set principally in Devon and London. A decent readin... View more info

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Between the Lines (1901)

By: Delannoy, Burford

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 83061

Condition: Good


Yellowback, first edition, 2/- Copyright Novels. Illustrated. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, some speckling on spine, foxing spots, good. Todd [II, p.382]. Crime novel, listed in Hubin. "Quite on a level with Hugh Conway and Fergus Hume...There is enough plot for half a dozen railway novels..." (Press reviews of Delannoy's crime fiction) View more info

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Between the Lines (1901)

By: Delannoy, Burford

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 83062

Condition: Good


Yellowback, first edition, 2/- Copyright Novels. Illustrated. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Spine darkened, edges rubbed, good. Todd [II, p.382]. Crime novel, listed in Hubin. "Quite on a level with Hugh Conway and Fergus Hume...There is enough plot for half a dozen railway novels..." (Press reviews of Delannoy's crime fiction) View more info

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Between the Lines (1901)

By: Delannoy, Burford

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1886

Condition: Fair


Yellowback, first edition, 2/- Copyright Novels. Illustrated. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners spine-ends scuffed, foxing spots, lacks front free endpaper & frontispiece, good reading copy. Todd [II, p.382]. Crime novel, listed in Hubin. "Quite on a level with Hugh Conway and Fergus Hume...There is enough plot for half a dozen railway novels..." (Press reviews of Delannoy's crime fiction) View more info

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M. R. C. S. (1903)

By: Delannoy, Burford

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88115

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original dark green cloth with blindstamped decoration to resemble a door, title on gilt "nameplate" in centre; decorated in red and lettered in gilt on spine. Foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Crime novel whose villain purports to be a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. View more info

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Records of Vincent Trill of the Detective Service (1899)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1899

Seller ID: 88053

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and yellow on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; flower-patterned endpapers. Corners bumped. light scuffing and marking on boards, wear to edges of endpapers and last leaf of catalogue. blank pelim excised, good. Publisher's catalogue for September 1898 bound in at end. View more info

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From Clue to Capture. A Series of Thrilling Detective Stories (1893)

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

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89008

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1893]. Illustrated. Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in brown, black, gilt and silver. Lightly scuffed, Argentinian bookseller's stamp on front pastedown, very good. Crime stories View more info

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Lucia and Her Problem

By: Douglas, Amanda M.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Cameron & Ferguson: 1900

Seller ID: 00717

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1900. Late C19th mauve cloth over mauve/black mottled boards. No title appears on board or spine. Paper faintly browned and foxed/spotted throughout. A reading/working copy of this American novel, uncommon in a British edition; from an unusual Scottish publisher. View more info

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The Phantom Car

By: Drew, Ronald

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Leeds & London, "Copyright: A. L. F. Cooke Ltd, Leeds & London": 0

Seller ID: VN2228

Condition: Fair


Frontispiece map "Harry's sketch of the way the Phantom car disappeared". Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine lightly sunned, cracked along leading edge and gummed to text block; inner joints lightly cracked, fair. A phantom book! No records of this title on COPAC. No publisher or date given on title page (simply states "Printed and Published in the British Isles), but gives copyright information on verso. A short crime novel. View more info

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The Convict Colonel

By: Du Boisgobey, Fortuné

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 01697

Condition: Very Good


Reprint: The International Library, no date (c1920). Frontispiece. Original blindstamped navy blue cloth, decorated in gilt on spine. A crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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Trilby (1894)

By: Du Maurier, George

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN1738

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes bound as one in late C19th green cloth over marbled boards. Spine tips scuffed, boards edges lightly sunned, a little faint foxing, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. Todd [3026a/27a]. First issues: series half-titles bound in. Du Maurier's celebrated novel added two words to the English language: trilby -- the soft hat named after the heroine; and Svengali -- the archetype of a manipulative, mesmeric villain. View more info

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The Millbank Case. A Mystery of To-day (1905)

By: Eldridge, G. D [George Dyre Eldridge]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1907

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 03726

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. A few spots on front board, trace of plate on front pastedown, very good. A crime novel set in the New England state of Maine. The original sub-title had, indeed, been A Maine Mystery of To-day. View more info

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The Chronicles of Cardewe Manor (1891)

By: Farmer, Lucy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: VN2692

Condition: Good


Idle Hour Series. Undated, c1891. Frontispiece. Dark grey cloth spine lettered in gilt, with blue title label; dark green and gilt boards with blindstamped designs; grey and white patterned endpapers. Extremities scuffed, edges of spine label chipped, child's doodling (with spirograph) on 3 prelims. Doodles apart, a good copy of this collection of twelve crime/mystery stories originally published in Cassell's Family Magazine. The narrator/heroine is (at least initially... View more info

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The Golden Venture (1912)

By: Fletcher, J. S. [Joseph Smith Fletcher]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88109

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dulled/oxidised, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. One of Fletcher's early crime novels. View more info

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The Revelations of a Private Detective (1863) & Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective (1864)

By: Forrester, Andrew [ie James Redding Ware]

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90020

Condition: Fair


The Revelations of a Private Detective (1863). First Edition. "Never Before Published", Ward & Lock, 1863. Bound with: Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective (1864). First Edition, "Never Before Published": Ward & Lock, 1864. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th tan leather over brown marbled boards. Leather a little rubbed at head of spine, and starting to crack on hinges, with light wear to surface on spine: otherwise a tight volume, fair/... View more info

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The Champdoce Mystery. A Sequel to "Caught in the Net".

By: Gaboriau, Emile

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: 03518

Condition: Very Good


Undated English edition (c1910), printed in the U. S. A. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, corners bumped, light foxing, very good. View more info

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Chief Inspector McLean (1932)

By: Goodchild, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2596

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in black. Lightly scuffed, light foxing on prelims, good++ View more info

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Ombra the Mystery (1904)

By: Graves, Frederick

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, George A. Morton: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2272

Condition: Good


Original pink cloth, lettered in dark red (gilt on spine); dark red endpapers. Spine rubbed on tipped and sunned to brown, some sunning and marking on boards, corners lightly rubbed, undated inscription on verso of front free endpaper, good. Scarce and obscure novel with elements of crime and mystery. The narrator hero rescues the mysterious Ombra from a suicide attempt: she influences his life as the action moves to Edinburgh and later Venice and an unexpected end.... View more info