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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

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Behind Closed Doors (1888)

By: Green Anna Katharine

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: VN1767

Condition: Good


Undated early reprint of this American detective novel. Original red cloth on bevelled board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, with small chips/frays on spine ends, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, paper faintly browned, good. 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 Difficult Problem (1900 as A Difficult Problem: The Staircase at the Heart's Delight and Other Stories)

By: Green, Anna Katherine

Price: £30.00

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

Seller ID: 83017

Condition: Very Good


First English Edition. Frontispiece. Original maroon cloth with decorative border blocked in pink, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, very good. Collection of detective/crime stories: A Difficult Problem, The Gray Madam, The Bronze Hand, Midnight in Beauchamp Row, The Staircase at the Heart's Delight, The Hermit of --- Street. 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

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Mysteries of Police and Crime (1898)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1902

Seller ID: 91096

Condition: Near Fine


[Reprint]. "Profusely illustrated". Three volumes in early C20th maroon leather over crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Light scuffing, otherwise very good/near fine. True crime stories. Griffiths was an Inspector of H. M Prisons, and wrote about crime and criminals both in non-fictional and fiction forms. A very heavy set which will require additional charges for delivery by courier. View more info

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Some Holiday Adventures of Mr P. J. Davenant (1915)

By: Hamilton, Lord Frederick

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91043

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lettering a trifle dulled, light scuffing, foxing spots, good. Philip John Davenant is a schoolboy detective, secret service agent and spy-catcher. "P. J. Davenant is one of the most glorious human boys we have ever come across. His role is to out-Sherlock Sherlock in the capture of German spies " (The Times). Listed in Hubin. View more info

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A Modern Siren (1896)

By: Harvey, Julian

Price: £16.00

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: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1875

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: 81073

Condition: Good


Late C19th beaded blue-green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Light scuffing, otherwise very good. Mystery-thriller. Who murdered Old Myddleton? Who will inherit his fortune? And who is the handsome stranger who asks a lot of questions..? View more info

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The Arundel Motto (1871 as The Arrandel Motto)

By: Hay, Mary Cecil

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1877

Seller ID: 85112

Condition: Very Good


First Thus. Recently rebound in black cloth with bold, large gilt lettering on spine; blue endpapers; all edges stained blue. A little light foxing, very good. Topp [II, p 173] incorrectly identifies this as the first edition. The novel (Hay's first) was originally published in three volumes as The Arrandel Motto by "Mark Hardcastle", by T. Cautley Newby in 1871. Hay revised the title spelling (and possibly the text) for this one volume edition of 1877. View more info