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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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With the Unhanged (1887)

By: Dowling, Richard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91002

Condition: Very Good


Recently rebound in dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Clean, bright, now very good. Topp [IX, p.106]. Originally issued as a yellowback. A very scarce collection of grim stories, focussing on those who have deserved hanging for their crimes, but somehow escaped justice. View more info

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High-Water Mark (as Tinsley's Magazine Christmas Number for 1880) & My Darling's Ransom (as Tinsley's Magazine Christmas Number for 1881)

By: Dowling, Richard

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91095

Condition: Very Good


Two numbers bound (without original wrappers) in late C19th grey-green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. A few light marks, very good. Two short crime/mystery novels. Scarce. View more info

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A Baffling Quest (1891)

By: Dowling, Richard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1892

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: 92021

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Original red cloth with raised design: alternating squares of flowers and blanks; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, signature of front free endpaper, very good. Scarce. Crime story originally serialised in Cassell's Saturday Journal, and then published as a three-decker in 1891. This is the first single volume edition. 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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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 Mystery of the Royal Mail (1902)

By: Farjeon, B. L. [Benjamin Leopold Farjeon]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92041

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth with red panel on front board, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, scuffed with a couple of small nicks on spine ends, light foxing, signature (1902) on front free endpaper, very good. View more info

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Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery (1899)

By: Farjeon, B. L. [Benjamin Leopold Farjeon]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1899

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 92045

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little scuffed, endpapers browned, gift inscription (1906) on front free endpaper, very good. 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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Out of the Darkness (1897)

By: Fendall, Percy & Fox Russell

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2851

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt, with small blindstamped art-nouveau design around title on front board, black endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good. The story of a femme fatale and forbidden passions: when Sir Eustace Bevan QC falls seriously ill, he needs the loving care of his beautiful wife Angela. Unfortunately she is less than pleased as she has recently acquired a hot-blooded Spanish lover, Gonzalo.... 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 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

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Three Thousand Dollars

By: Green, Anna Katharine

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Boston (Mass), Richard G. B adger, The Goreham Press: 1910

Seller ID: VN1251

Condition: Fair


Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed grey cloth, lettered and decorated in yellow and orange. Spine dulled, small brown stain on bottom corners of all pages (text unaffected), damp mark on lower corner of rear board. A good reading copy of this mystery/crime novel. View more info

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A Matter of Millions (1890)

By: Green, Anna Katherine

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1890

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN1819

Condition: Very Good


Late C20th rebinding in navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, A few faint marks, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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The Rome Express (1907)

By: Griffiths, Arthur

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, L. C. Page: 1907

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: VN2627

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed cream cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, black and white. Lacks frontispiece. Corners scuffed/rubbed, some light marks on text, inner joint papers lightly cracked (joints tight), good only. View more info

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Criminals I Have Known (1895)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86062

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; publisher's brown-and-white monogrammed endpapers. Spine sunned and rubbed at foot, a few marks on cloth, light foxing, armorial bookplate of John Rashleigh on front pastedown, good. Sixty-two stories and sketches of criminals and crime. View more info

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Tales of a Government Official (1902)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89038

Condition: Very Good


Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, owner's signature (1905) at head of front board and (1907) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Griffiths was H. M. Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and had a lifelong interest in crime and criminology. The stories in this volume are based on his own experiences: "Moving episodes in town and country; gaol outbreaks, affrays, assaults; escapes... View more info

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Tales of a Government Official (1902)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89120

Condition: Fair


Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Board edges speckled, small holed on spine, bookplate on front board: fair to good. Griffiths was H. M. Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and had a lifelong interest in crime and criminology. The stories in this volume are based on his own experiences: "Moving episodes in town and country; gaol outbreaks, affrays, assaults; escapes that have succeeded or failed; sente... View more info