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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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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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A Modern Siren (1896)

By: Harvey, Julian

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1896

Seller ID: VN0988

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; green patterned endpapers. Spine tips rubbed, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plate on front pastedown, inner joint paper chipped (but joints tight) good. A late sensation novel dealing with adultery. View more info

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Old Myddleton's Money (1874)

By: Hay, Mary Cecil

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1875

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: VN2998

Condition: Good


Mid C19th black leather over dark-grey beaded cloth-covered boards. Spine ends rubbed, with small chips at head, front inner joint paper cracked, fair/good. Domestic mystery/sensation novel in the school of M. E. Braddon and Mrs Henry Wood. View more info

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The Perilous Transactions of Mr Collin translated [from the Swedish] by Pauline de Chary (1924) [Herr Collins affärer i London, 1914]

By: Heller, Frank [ie Martin Gunnar Serner]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1924

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 94088

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers tanned, very good. Early Swedish crime fiction: the eponymous Mr [Philip] Collin is both a criminal and a detective. View more info

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The Dis-Honourable (1896)

By: Hennessey, J. D. [John David Hennessey]

Price: £30.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93120

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1896]. Original olive brown cloth with wavy-line blocking on front board, lettered in gilt. Small scratch to front board, good. Crime novel, listed in Hubin. Hennessey was an Australian writer (although born in England), and the novel -- the author's first -- is set in Queensland. View more info

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The Queen of Night (1896)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Edward Grainger]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 84085

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1899]. Frontispiece. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light edgewear, very good. Topp [II, p.362]. Mystery thriller set on board the ship of the title. View more info

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Sir Vincent's Patient (1914)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Grainger]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87015

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped black cloth with repeated pattern of small red rectangles on front board and spine. Lightly scuffed, some foxing spots, very good. £36.00 View more info

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By a Hair's-Breadth. A Romance of the Russian Terror (1897); The Duke Decides (1903); The Avengers (1906); Millions of Mischief. The Story of a Great Secret (1905)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Grainger]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1907

Seller ID: 87115

Condition: Very Good


By a Hair's-Breadth. A Romance of the Russian Terror (1897). Paperback: Cassell & Co., 1907. Bound with: The Duke Decides (1903). Paperback: Cassell & Co., 1906. Bound with: The Avengers (1906). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with: Millions of Mischief. The Story of a Great Secret (1905). Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in beaded maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering oxidised, stamps for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel, Louth, on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Four crime and adventure... View more info

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The Strange Cases of Mason Brant (1916)

By: Hopkins, Nevill Monroe

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2329

Condition: Very Good


Four illustrations in colour. Variant binding: original red cloth lettered in white (other copies have white lines on front board and a gun in white on the spine). Spine sunned, some light foxing, very good. Three detective stories: the first set in London, the second two in America. Uncommon View more info

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The Silent Gate: A Voyage into Prisons (1900)

By: Hopkins, Tighe

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 92092

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original pale green cloth, illustrated (prison warder and door) in black, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, a little faint foxing, very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: Mrs Leaf with the sincere regards of Tighe Hopkins, September 1 1900. Eleven stories of imprisonment, prisoners, criminals and their families. View more info

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The Fever of Life

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Richard Edward King: 1900

Seller ID: VN1226

Condition: Fair


"New Edition". Undated reprint, c1900. Original grey green cloth, with impressed art-nouveau flower design on front board. Both board edges damp-marked, paper lightly browned throughout, bookplate on front pastedown. A reading copy of a scarce title. View more info

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The Island of Fantasy (1892)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Richard Edward King: 1900

Seller ID: 04084

Condition: Good


Undated reprint (c1900). Original grey green cloth, with blindstamped flower on front board, brush-stroke lettering in gilt. Gilt dulled, spine sunned, paper lightly browned, but still a tight clean copy, good. View more info

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A Traitor in London (1900)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2862

Condition: Fair


Original illustrated red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Rear board extensively damp-marked, short tears on ends of hinges, endpapers browned, fair only. A reading/working/binding copy only. View more info

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Flies in the Web (1908)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1910

Seller ID: 94039

Condition: Fair


Sixpenny Novels. Undated (c1910). Original card wrapper. Chipped along spine and on spine edge of rear cover, paper lightly tanned throughout, fair. Scarce. View more info

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)

By: Hume, Fergus W[right]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hansom Cab Publishing Company: 1887

Seller ID: 89027

Condition: Fair


One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Thousand. Undated, c1887. Bound (without original wrappers) in simple (probably amateur) green cloth with double yellow endpapers; title hand-written on front board. Small chip to cloth at head of spine; title page and final leaf have tears to edges (text unaffected); staples rusted, thus only fair. Hume's first book and a runaway bestseller; issued as a paperback and rarely surviving in anything like good (or better) condition. View more info

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The Crime of Christmas Day. A Tale of the Latin Quarter (1885)

By: Hunter, Peter Hay

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier: 1895

Seller ID: 84093

Condition: Very Good


Pocket Edition. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. Minimal scuffing, very good. Short crime novel, issued in a specific series from this publisher called "The Pocket Edition". View more info

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Nine Points of the Law (1903)

By: Jackson, Wilfred Scarborough

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04208

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, illustrated (a train and a suitcase) in brown; lettered in gilt. Light discolouration to bottom of rear board, small circular stamp on front pastedown, good. Crime novel: listed in Hubin. The adventures of Richard Wayzgoose, a bank clerk who is inadvertently involved with a burglary. View more info