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The Problem Club (1919)

By: Pain, Barry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, W. Collins & Co.: 1921

Seller ID: VN2636

Condition: Good


Third Impression. This edition is not illustrated. Original red cloth. framed and lettered in black. A few light marks, good. Collection of 12 "puzzle" stories: mysteries without crime. View more info

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Lost Sir Massingberd. A Romance of Real Life (1864)

By: Payn, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Son, & Marston: 1865

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 90103

Condition: Good


Mid C19th purple-black leather over grey-brown beaded cloth. Corners scuffed, signature (undated) on half-title, foxing, author's name added in blue on title page, good. The novel which made Payn's name: concerns the disappearance of the sinister, bullying baronet of the title. View more info

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At Her Mercy (1872)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1881

Seller ID: 04392

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th beaded blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Title page has tear to edge and small loss on bottom free corner, light foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, author's name hand-written on top edge of text block, otherwise good. View more info

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The Shadow on the Purple. Recollections of an Ex-Attaché (1911)

By: Peeress, A [ie Kate Everest]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Lynwood & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89100

Condition: Very Good


Original ornage-red cloth, blindstamped on front board, with crown in gilt in centre, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, light foxing, very good. Stories of scandal and crime in high places: A Royal Crime, A Royal Elopement, A Royal Fortune, A Royal Tragedy, A Royal Mésalliance etc. View more info

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The Lodestar (1907)

By: Pemberton, Max

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02352

Condition: Fair


Original black cloth, with repeated impressed pattern on tiny gold squares; illustration on glazed paper inset on front boards. Spine tips rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed, chip to bottom edge of illustration on front board, foxing throughout, W. H. Smith's bookplate on front pastedown, fair/good. View more info

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Red Tape (1910)

By: Philips, Austin

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2419

Condition: Very Good


Original pink cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, in black on front board. Corners bumped, light scuffing, some foxing/marking on endpapers, otherwise very good. A collection of short stories including some crime. Scarce. View more info

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That Wicked Miss Keane (1889 as Young Mr Ainslie's Courtship)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04172

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, with oval illustration on glazed paper inset within gilt frame on front board. Light grazing, light foxing, small undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. There is no indication why this novel was re-issued with a new title (indeed there is no indication that this is other than an entirely new novel) View more info

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Young Mr Ainslie's Courtship (1889)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.: 1890

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2669A

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt, black endpapers. Extremities scuffed, signature and disparaging remarks in pencil on prelims, a couple of underlinings (in pencil), good. The novel was reissued in 1911 under a new title: The Wicked Miss Keane. View more info

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Sybil Ross's Marriage: The Romance of an Inexperienced Girl (1890)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips] & C. J. Wills [Charles James Wills]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1890

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 80113

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Usual rubbing to paper on extremities and spine ends, otherwise a tight solid copy: good. F. C. Philips wrote numerous novels and short story collections by himself but also in collaboration with other novelists, including 4 with C. J. Wills. View more info

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Sybil Ross's Marriage: The Romance of an Inexperienced Girl (1890)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips] & C. J. Wills [Charles James Wills]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2907

Condition: Good


Original light brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine; patterned gree endpapers. A few light marks, spine ends scuffed, , bookplate on front free endpaper, corner torn fronm half-title, good. F. C. Philips wrote numerous novels and short story collections by himself but also in collaboration with other novelists, including 4 with C. J. Wills. View more info

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The Sinews of War. A Romance of London and the Sea (1906)

By: Phillpotts, Eden & Arnold Bennett

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93086

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1906]. Title page printed in green and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, a few faint marks, impressed stamps n front free endpaper, bookplate of J. T. Kyffin on front pastedown, very good. A sensational thriller. View more info

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November Joe The Detective of the Woods (1913)

By: Prichard, Hesketh

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1913

Seller ID: VN2226

Condition: Very Good


[Second Edition/Impression]. Undated, c1913. Frontispiece. Original red cloth with vertical stripes in orange, lettered in white. Spine lightly scuffed, inscriptions (undated and 1916) on front endpapers and recto of frontispiece, corner snipped out from bottom of front free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. Episodic crime novel whose detective hero is a backwoodsman in Canada. Although the title page states "illustrated" there is only a frontispiece. The first edition was in illustrated green cloth. Scarce. View more info

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New Chronicles of Don Q (1906)

By: Prichard, K. [Kate] & Hesketh

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN3039

Condition: Good


Original red cloth with illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board; lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Illustrated by Stanley L. Woods. Corners rubbed, boards grazed, spine ends rubbed and nicked with small repair at foot, foxing, undated signature on front endpapers, fair/good. The writers were mother and son. This is the second book of stories featuring Don Q, a fearsome Spanish Robin Hood figure. Scarce. View more info

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The Adventures of Mortimer Dixon (1913)

By: Ramsey, Alicia

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91090

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and boards edges a little sunned, undated signatures on front free endpaper and half-title; endpapers a little browned, a few foxing spots, good. "Mortimer Dixon is a young journalist who is sent by his "chief" in a pursuit which takes him into startling adventures in the Chinese Quarter of the East End." (Publisher's blurb). Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction II. View more info

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It Is Never Too Late to Mend. A Matter-of-Fact Romance (1856)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1882

Seller ID: 03798

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Undated on title page but with publisher's catalogue for 1882. Frontispiece and vignette title. Original red cloth blocked in black, gilt lettering on spine; purple-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Corners a little rubbed, spine faintly sunned, light splash marks on lower corner of rear board, otherwise good. Reade's breakthrough success: a sprawling melodrama encompassing evil machinations in Berkshire, wild adventures in the goldfields of Australia and the disturbing cruelty and horror of life in B-- Gaol. View more info

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Christie Johnstone (1853)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1886

Seller ID: 02716

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Undated on title page but with publisher's catalogue for 1886. Frontispiece and vignette title. Original red cloth blocked in black, gilt lettering on spine; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Spine darkened, large chip and split to cloth at head of spine, smaller chip at foot. Internally clean: a reading/rebinding copy. A romance of artists and fisherfolk on the Scottish coast near Edinburgh. View more info

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Put Yourself in His Place (1870)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1899

Seller ID: VN1227

Condition: Good


"Library" edition. Original fine-ribbed green cloth with repeated dandelion design on boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few foxing spots, front inner joint paper lightly cracked (joint tight), bookplate on front pastedown, good. The inventor-cum-manufacturer super-hero, Henry Little, endures Trades-Union outrages and treachery from his rival in love for the beautiful Grace Carden. The novels builds to a terrific climax with a disastrous dam-burst, based on the very real Sheffield flood of 1864. View more info

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Put Yourself in His Place (1870)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1894

Seller ID: VN1447

Condition: Good


Rebound yellowback. C20th Blue marbled boards with navy blue cloth spine, maroon leather title label on spine; brown endpapers. light scufiing, light foxing, very good. The inventor-cum-manufacturer super-hero, Henry Little, endures Trades-Union outrages and treachery from his rival in love for the beautiful Grace Carden. The novels builds to a terrific climax with a disastrous dam-burst, based on the very real Sheffield flood of 1864. View more info

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Hard Cash (1863)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Seller ID: 84054

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Printed in double columns. Bound by publisher in red cloth, lettered in gilt, retaining full original illustrated pink paper wrappers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good. Chatto issued a series of titles in their pink wrappered sixpenny paperback series, and then reissued them (as here, retaining the original wrappers) in boards. View more info

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It Is Never Too Late to Mend. A Matter-of-Fact Romance (1856)

By: Reade, Charles

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Seller ID: VN1889

Condition: Good


"Library Edition". Original fine-ribbed green cloth, with repated dandelion design in white. Corners bumped, a little foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Reade's breakthrough success: a sprawling melodrama encompassing evil machinations in Berkshire, wild adventures in the goldfields of Australia and the disturbing cruelty and horror of life in B-- Gaol. View more info