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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

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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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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

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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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Rogues in Arcady

By: Magnay, Sir William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2612

Condition: Good


First Edition. Original blindstamped royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Boards a little darkened, a some marks on board edges, trace of removed label on front board, spine ends scuffed, front inner joint lightly cracked, foxing on early pages, good. Crime novel View more info

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The Fall of a Star (1897)

By: Magnay, Sir William, Bart

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2558

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Front endpapers replaced (50 years ago or more, with two repairs to prelims, a little foxing and tanning, a few light marks on boards, good. The hero is a successful man who has committed a crime -- and his past eventually catches up with him. Magnay's first novel and a scarce title. View more info

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My Own Child (1876)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Lewis's [ie R. E. King]: 1900

Seller ID: 86028

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Early C20th brown cloth over yellow marbled boards; green leather title label on spine. Label rubbed on right edge, inner joint papers cracked with some gum residue, paper faintly tanned throughout, good. View more info

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Love's Conflict (1865)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 87025

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1890. Original deep red cloth with raised design of chrysanthemums on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, extremities scuffed, small stamp on endpapers, inner joint papers lightly cracked, good. Marryat's first novel, written while she was nursing her sick children. View more info

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Veronique (1869)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 87029

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1890. Original deep red cloth with raised design of chrysanthemums on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, prize plate (1907) on front free endpaper; otherwise crisp, bright, very good. View more info

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Nelly Brooke (1868)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN2549

Condition: Fair


Hutchinson reprint edition, from around 1890. Lacks all prelims before contents leaf. Original maroon cloth, with raised pattern of chrysanthemums. Corners and spine ends rubbed and worn. With all faults - strictly a reading copy only of an uncommon book. 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