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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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Dead Men Tell No Tales (1899)

By: Hornung, E. W. [Ernest William Hornung]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Seller ID: VN0483

Condition: Fair


Reprint. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth. Chipped at head of spine. Spine sunned with lettering oxidised. A collection of short stories 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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The White Prior. A Family Mystery (1895)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne: 1898

Seller ID: 86019

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback. Undated [1898]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners worn on free corners, hinges lightly rubbed, otherwise very good. Topp [IV, p. 238]. The publisher's catalogue contains new titles issued in 1898. The novel was previously issued in a similar binding, but as a paperback. View more info

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The Red Window (1904)

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Digby, Long & Co.: 1904

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2456

Condition: Fair


Times Book Club binding in green cloth, lettered in black. Corners rubbed, spine ends chipped, boards sunned, foxing, signature (1906) on prelims; fair. A reading copy of a scarce Hume title. 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

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The Wandering Romanoff (1898)

By: Kennedy, Bart

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Burleigh: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 79046

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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Captain Shannon (1897)

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 84057

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1900]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light rubbing to edges, spine faintly sunned, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. Todd [II, p.368] lists second edition of 1897 and notes "also 1900". A detective novel in which the criminal is apparently the eponymous Irish terrorist. Setting: Canvey Island in Essex. View more info

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Captain Shannon (1897)

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: VN1912

Condition: Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1900]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light rubbing to edges, spine darkened, endpapers, tanned, good. Todd [II, p.368] lists second edition of 1897 and notes "also 1900". A detective novel in which the criminal is apparently the eponymous Irish terrorist. Setting: Canvey Island in Essex. View more info

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The Sign of a Stranger (1904)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1913

Seller ID: VN1230

Condition: Good


Reprint. Original blue cloth with impressed design (radiating rays) on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, a little foxing, lacks rear free endpaper, good reading copy View more info

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Stolen Sweets (1908)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80068

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Small chip at foot of spine, and corner at head of spine, light foxing, good. 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 c... 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. Wit... View more info

Image for The Crimes Club  A Record of Secret Investigations into Some Amazing Crimes, Mostly Withheld from the Public (1927)

The Crimes Club A Record of Secret Investigations into Some Amazing Crimes, Mostly Withheld from the Public (1927)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Nash & Grayson: 1930

Seller ID: VN2607

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1930. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends rubbed, small scribble on front pastedown, good. View more info

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

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