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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

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The Hollow Needle (1911) [L'Aiguille creuse, 1909]

By: Leblanc, Maurice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1911

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 93112

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Gilt lettering dulled/oxidised, some foxing, otherwise good. The third of Leblanc's books to feature Arsene Lupin. 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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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 Land o' the Leal (1878)

By: Mathers, Helen [ie Ellen Mathews]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1878

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87099

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; black endpapers. Staple bound: staples rusting. Dark red stain on upper portion of front board and more widely on rear board, with some white marks along bottom edge, a little shaken; a fair copy of a scarce item. A confessional crime novel. Also contains the short story Stephen Hatton. 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 Fountain of Beauty (1909)

By: Meade, L. T [Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2697

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, board edges marked; staining on endpapers, and lacking front free endpaper. A good reading copy of an uncommon Meade title, aimed at adults rather than children. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info