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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

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Gerald Estcourt (1867 as The Confessions of Gerald Estcourt)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN2751

Condition: Good


Undated New Edition (c1890). Original grey cloth with blue speckled pattern on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Staple bound. Spine ends nicked and bumped, inner joint papers lightly cracked, some rusting of staples, good. View more info

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The Prey of the Gods (1871)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: VN2766

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1895. Original crimson cloth with raised pattern of chrysanthemums on front board. Lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, front inner joint papers chipped, otherwise very 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

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

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 91037

Condition: Good


2/- Copyright Novel. Undated [1899]. Illustrated by D. Murray Smith. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Corners and edges rubbed, spine a little darkened, light foxing, good. Topp [II, p 368]. The second collection of six Martin Hewitt detective stories; this series originally appeared in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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The Dorrington Deed Box (1897)

By: Morrison, Arthur

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92134

Condition: Fair


Undated first edition [1897]. Twelve plates by Sydney Cowell and Stanley L. Woods. Original maroon buckram on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt, with gilt vignette at foot of spine. Corners rubbed, small chip at foot of spine, inner joint papers chipped, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, two plates have tears to edges, fair/good. A collection of six detective stories, but not featuring Morrison's best-known detective, Martin Hewitt. There may be up to three ... 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