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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

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The Wandering Romanoff (1898)

By: Kennedy, Bart

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Burleigh: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04415

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed black cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, light foxing, very good. Kennedy's second novel, a melodrama set in the Alaskan goldfields, involving Russian nihilists and the illegitimate son of Tsar Alexander II View more info

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A Lawful Crime: A Story of To-Day (1899)

By: Kent, Edward

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Leadenhall Press: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86030

Condition: Good


Unattributed silhouette illustrations. Original pale blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine yellowed, front inner joint paper just starting to crack, good. The heroine is imprisoned in an attempt to force her into an illegal marriage. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Captain Shannon (1897)

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03678

Condition: Good


Original black cloth with title in red. Endpapers browned, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), light brown stain on bottom inner corners (text not affected), foxing spots, good. A crime-thriller. The hero tracks down "Captain Shannon", a murderer and terrorist. View more info

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Passion's Slave (1889)

By: King, Richard Ashe [aka "Basil"]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1890

Seller ID: 94035

Condition: Very Good


[First One-Volume Edition]. Late C19th rebinding in black leather over black glazed cloth; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; green endpapers. A few light marks, very good/near fine. A sensational romance involving seduction and suicide. View more info

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A Secret Service Being Strange Tales of a Nihilist (1892, 1896)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1896

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: VN1618

Condition: Fair


Frontispiece. Original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in red and black (gilt lettering on spine); black endpapers. Front board damp-marked along right side with some roughness along edge; some evidence of old damp damage to edges of front endpaper; similar but much less marked on lower corner of rear board. Frontispiece orn on edges. Text clean and in good order. Fair only: a reading copy. "English readers...will doubtless recognise a few of the following chapters as having appeared in my Strange Tales of a Nihilist" (Author's Preface). A Secret Service, is a partly re-writt... View more info

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The Lady in the Car in Which the Amours of a Mysterious Motorist Are Related (1908)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04240

Condition: Fair


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned with small chips to cloth head and foot; endpapers tipped in, lacks half-title; undated signature on front pastedown: thus fair only. A reading copy of a scarce Le Queux title: "I hereby tender an apology to the reader for being compelled, in these curious chronicles of an adventurous motorist and his actions towards certain of his female acquaintances, to omit real names, and to substitute assumed ones. With the law of libel looming darkly, the reason is obvious". View more info

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The Luck of the Secret Service Being the Startling Adventures of CLAUD HEATHWAITE, C. B., of His Britannic Majesty's Foreign Office, related by himself and edited by William Le Queux (1921)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 94037

Condition: Good


Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in black on spine. Last page (an advertisement for Pelmanism) used as rear pastedown. Lightly scuffed on edges, small chip at foot of spine, paper tanned on page edges, good. The book has the appearance of a pocket edition or cheap reprint, but states "First published in book form 1921" on verso of title page and matches the physical description of the copy held at the British Library. View more info

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Arsène Lupin From the Play by Maurice Leblanc and Francis De Croisset (1909)

By: Leblanc, Maurice & Edgar Jepson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87047

Condition: Near Fine


Thrilling Adventure Library. Oval portrait of George Du Maurier (who played the character on stage) inset on front board. Original blue-black cloth, lettered in red on front board, in gilt on spine. Occasional foxing spots, otherwise near fine. View more info

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Cheri-Bibi and Cecily (1923)

By: Leroux, Gaston

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01498

Condition: Good


Undated first [1923]. Original red cloth, blocked in black. Corners rubbed, foxing spots throughout, good. View more info

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The Uttermost Farthing (1908)

By: Lowndes, Mrs Marie Belloc

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86058

Condition: Very Good


"Heinemann's Shorter Novels Series". Original patterned green cloth, with gilt decorative panel on front board and on spine. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, very good. A married woman and her lover elope: on their train journey death unexpectedly intervenes. View more info

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Eugene Aram (1832)

By: Lytton, Lord [Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Seller ID: VN1097

Condition: Good


[Florin Novels]. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Lightly scuffed, foxing, inscriptions and bookplates on prelims, good. View more info

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The Light Side of the Law (1910)

By: MacDonald, George A. [George Alexander MacDonals]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92056

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, title blindstamped on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Edges just a trifle dulled, otherwise very good. A mixed collection of stories and journalistic pieces on crime and the operations of the law. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. Scarce. View more info

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How Like a Woman (1892)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, R. E. King: 1900

Seller ID: VN2696

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Original maroon cloth on bevelled boards, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, with 3mm loss on cloth head and foot; contents clean and tight, good. View more info

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At the Villa Rose (1910)

By: Mason, A. E. W. [Alfred Edward Woodley Mason]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88087

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth with two sets of vertical yellow lines on front board, one on spine: front board lettered in white, spine lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, otherwise very good. Crime novel which introduces the character of Inspector Hanaud. View more info

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The Last Meeting. A Story (1885)

By: Matthews, Brander

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1885

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 80061

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth. Lettered and illustrated in black on front board, in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, spine faintly sunned, front inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight), a little foxing, otherwise very good. Crime/mystery story: why has Frederick Olyphant disappeared? First published in New York in the same year. View more info

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The Velvet Glove

By: Merriman, H. S. [ie Hugh Stowell Scott]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1902

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN0111

Condition: Very Good


Early C20th green cloth. Signature on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Todd [3550a] First issue; series half-title bound in View more info

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The Tragedy of Brinkwater (1888)

By: Moodey, Martha Livingstone

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1888

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN2126

Condition: Good


"Cassell's American Library of Fiction". Undated [1888]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; spine and front board blue-black rather than yellow or white. Spine ends rubbed, chipping along hinges, undated signatures on prelims, good. Topp [VII, p.206] describes the later (1890) issue in the Railway Library. Publisher's catalogue code dated 5G.7.88 bound in at end. View more info

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Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Being the Second Series of the Adventures of Martin Hewitt: Investigator (1895)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £35.00

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

Seller ID: 94118

Condition: Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1899]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners and edges rubbed, small chip at foot of spine, light foxing, good. Topp [II, p 368]. The second collection of six Martin Hewitt detective stories; this series originally appeared in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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Famous Detective Stories (1926)

By: Morton, Alexander

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Glasgow, James Hedderwick & Sons: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88067

Condition: Very Good


Original light grey-green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. A little foxing, very good. Inscribed on front free endpaper: Alexander Morton, Author 6 Sep/28. View more info