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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

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The Velvet Glove

By: Merriman, H. S. [ie Hugh Stowell Scott]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1902

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN0111

Condition: Very Good


Early C20th green cloth. Signature on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Todd [3550a] First issue; series half-title bound in View more info

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The Shadows of Life A Series of True Detective Stories (1894)

By: Meyer, Charles

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89005

Condition: Fair


First Edition (?). Undated (1894?), yellowback edition. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Boards rubbed with some light wrinkles/creases; top layer of paper on spine mostly missing (only a small part of title is visible) although lower white paper layer of spine remains intact, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), thus only fair. Topp [IV, p. 234] records the existence of the book, but adds "I cannot trace it". Listed in Hubin. It is unclear how ... View more info

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The Tragedy of Brinkwater (1888)

By: Moodey, Martha Livingstone

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1888

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN2126

Condition: Good


"Cassell's American Library of Fiction". Undated [1888]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; spine and front board blue-black rather than yellow or white. Spine ends rubbed, chipping along hinges, undated signatures on prelims, good. Topp [VII, p.206] describes the later (1890) issue in the Railway Library. Publisher's catalogue code dated 5G.7.88 bound in at end. View more info

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Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series (1896)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 83068

Condition: Good


Second Edition, yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1896]. Illustrated by T. C. S. Crowther. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners and board edges rubbed, spine a little darkened, light foxing, good. Topp [II, p.372 & 389 for later reprint issues]. The third collection of Morrison's Hewitt detective stories; this series also originally appeared in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Being the Second Series of the Adventures of Martin Hewitt: Investigator (1895)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85047

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on bevelled boards with small gilt vignette bottom right on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened and rubbed at top, light mark on corner of front board, signature (and matching name stamp) dated 1901 on front free endpaper, light foxing throughout, good. The second collection of six Martin Hewitt detective stories; this series originally appeared in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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Chronicles of Martin Hewitt (1895)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £40.00

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

Seller ID: VN2271

Condition: Good


Yellowback, 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated, c1900. Illustrated by D. Murray Smith. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, rear board grazed with some light staining, good. Topp [II, p.384]. The second collection of Morrison's Hewitt detective stories; this series originally appeared in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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Martin Hewitt, Investigator (1894)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: VN2565

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1895. Illustrated. Same binding style as the first edition: blue cloth with illustration (pieces of paper) in black and white, lettered in gilt. Some wrinkling of cloth on lower part of front board and on spine; spine a little dulled and rubbed, inner joint papers chipped (but joints tight), some foxing spots, thus only fair/good. View more info

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Famous Detective Stories (1926)

By: Morton, Alexander

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Glasgow, James Hedderwick & Sons: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88067

Condition: Very Good


Original light grey-green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. A little foxing, very good. Inscribed on front free endpaper: Alexander Morton, Author 6 Sep/28. View more info

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Stories from Scotland Yard as told by Inspector Moser, Late of the Criminal Investigation Department, Whitehall and Recorded by Charles F. Rideal Author of People We Meet etc. (1890)

By: Moser, Inspector [Maurice] and Charles F[rederick] Rideal

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 88057

Condition: Good


Hearth and Home Library. Undated [1890]. Original red front board and spine, with series title blindstamped at head of front board. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, page edges lightly tanned, but binding clean and bright: good. "All these stories. . . are founded upon facts" View more info

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Joseph's Coat (1881)

By: Murray, David Christie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1884

Seller ID: VN2494

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in crimson cloth with leather title label on spine. Spine and board edges sunned to brown, otherwise a tight copy, good. View more info

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His Father's Honour (1909)

By: Murray, David Christie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2643

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped black cloth with repeated motif in red on front board and spine, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, a little scuffing, undated name on front free endpaper, very good. View more info

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The Eternal Dawn (1907)

By: Murray, David Christie & Egmont Hake

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Everett & Co: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03978

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned and scuffed on ends, owner's address stamp on front free endpaper, a little foxing, very good. One of two novels by Murray (the other being The Heavenly Hand) co-written with Egmont Hake. Scarce. View more info

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The Eternal Dawn (1907)

By: Murray, David Christie & Egmont Hake

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Everett & Co: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN2642

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth. Spine and board edges lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. One of two novels by Murray (the other being The Heavenly Hand) co-written with (or, rather, completed by) Egmont Hake. Scarce. View more info

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He Fell Among Thieves (1891)

By: Murray, David Christie & Henry Herman

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 03440

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition. Original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned, signature (1892) on front free endpaper, very good. Crime novel: listed in Hubin View more info

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The Blackmailer

By: Oakley, John:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1902

Seller ID: 02080

Condition: Good


First Edition. Frontispiece. Original blindstamped black cloth, with white border. Corners rubbed, light speckling on spine, good. Crime novel, listed in Hubin View more info

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Billy Preston; or, Ready for Anything

By: Old Sleuth

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, J. S. Ogilvie: 1905

Seller ID: 82068

Condition: Good


[Dime Novel], Old Sleuth's Own, no 103. Undated, c1905. Original illustrated pale green light card wrappers, printed in red and black. Spine sunned and chipped on tips; paper tanned on edges throughout, good. Part of an ongoing series, supposedly by one author but probably by many, which was started by Ogilvie in 1898 as a follow up to an earlier series. Uncommon. View more info

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Madame (1927)

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00831

Condition: Good


Undated [1927]. Original deep yellow cloth, blocked in black: inverted green triangle with author's signature at head of spine. Lightly soiled, spine faintly sunned, a few foxing spots, otherwise good. Uncommon title. A collection of short stories concerning a gang of criminals (the "Virgins") under the leadership of "Madame". View more info