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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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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: £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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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 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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If Sinners Entice Thee (1898)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92075

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original fine-ribbed navy-blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed and lightly bumped, afew light marks on board edges, endpapers browned, good+. A murder mystery. 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

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Sealed Lips (1906)

By: Leighton, Marie Connor

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86006A

Condition: Good


Original light brown cloth, framed and decorated in black, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, a little dulled, good. Crime novel by one of the authors of Convict 99. View more info

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Lucile Dare, Detective (1919)

By: Leighton, Marie Connor

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90131

Condition: Good


First Edition "For Sale Abroad". Frontispiece. Original light blue glazed cloth, framed and lettered in black. Oval impressed stamp ("For Sale Abroad") at bottom on rear board. Spine sunned (slightly streaked) with short closed split at head, scuffed, undated signatures on prelims, otherwise good. Very scarce crime novel, featuring a female detective. View more info

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Her Ladyship's Silence (1907)

By: Leighton, Marie Connor

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1907

Seller ID: VN2582

Condition: Very Good


Unstated, but second edition, in Cassell's standard second edition binding of fine-ribbed navy blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Illustrated. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, otherwise very good. A crime/mystery novel 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 Secret of the Night (1914) [Rouletabille chez le Tsar, 1913]

By: Leroux, Gaston

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1914

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 88096

Condition: Good


Original deep purple cloth, framed and lettered in red. Spine sunned, and spine portion of rear board speckled/discoloured, good. The adventures of Leroux's amateur detective, Joseph Rouletabille, in Russia. 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