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Image for Tinsley's Magazine Christmas Numbers for 1880 & 1881. High-Water Mark & My Darling's Ransom

Tinsley's Magazine Christmas Numbers for 1880 & 1881. High-Water Mark & My Darling's Ransom

By: Dowling, Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 94067

Condition: Good


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

Image for Samuel Boyd of Catchpole Square. A Mystery (1899)

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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Great Porter Square. A Mystery (1885)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1890

Seller ID: 93021

Condition: Very Good


Sixth Edition. Undated, c1890. Late C19th brown leather over light green cloth covered boards; green leather title label on spine; yellow endpapers, all edges marbled. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, impressed owner's stamp on front free endpaper and initials on first page of text; very good. A murder mystery. "There are wheels within wheels in this clever and startling tale . . . So weirdly original that it imparts a yet more sombre horror to a situation full of terrible mystery." (Morning Post). View more info

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The Tragedy of Featherstone (1887)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1890

Seller ID: 93022

Condition: Very Good


Fourth Edition. Late C19th brown leather over light green cloth covered boards; green leather title label on spine; yellow endpapers, all edges marbled. Minimal scuffing, scattered foxing, impressed owner's stamp on front free endpaper and signature on title page of text, one page has repaired tear at top; good/very good. A crime novel. View more info

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Basil and Annette (1890)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 93090

Condition: Good


"In One Volume". Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine, black endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, undated signature on title page, a couple of gatherings slightly proud, good. View more info

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The Peril of Richard Pardon (1890)

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

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93091

Condition: Very Good


Early C20th pale green buckram with maroon leather title label on spine; patterned endpapers. A few light marks, very good. View more info

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The March of Fate (1893)

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

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 94064

Condition: Good


First One-Volume Edition. Original red cloth with blindstamped panel on front board, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Light marks on board, small (ancient) repair to nick at head of spine, light foxing, good. Crime/mystery novel. 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) a lady's maid in service to Mrs Cardewe of Cardewe Manor. 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 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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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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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 that have succeeded or failed; sentences borne by the wrong people; great frauds that failed; wild schemes of vengeance for ... 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; sentences borne by the wrong people; great frauds that failed; wild schemes of vengeance for wrongs real or fancied; restitution m... 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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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