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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 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 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 "true" the stories are: they read like fiction. Only a fair, well-used copy of rather a scarce title. 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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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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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

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The Temptation of Tavernake (1913)

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

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00869

Condition: Good


Original pale blue cloth, illustrated in black with street scene, illustration on glazed paper inset on front board. Corners rubbed, small nick at head of spine, good. View more info

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A Lost Leader (1906)

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

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0980

Condition: Good


Original red cloth with blindstamped framing; titles in gilt within decorative gilt frame on front board. Spine faintly sunned, rubbed on top edge of rear board, corners scuffed, moderate foxing throughout, otherwise a bright copy, good. A novel of political and romantic intrigue in high places. View more info

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The Hillman (1917)

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

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1933

Seller ID: VN1412

Condition: Good


Seventh Edition. Original fine-ribbed light blue cloth. Some marks on boards, spine lightly sunned, a few foxing spots, good. View more info