War, Invasion & Spy

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London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 7/6.

The last espionage novel by this prolific author who famously enjoyed the high-life. A rousing tale of the quest for world peace via the machinations of Italian Fascism.


London, Putnam, 1929.

First English edition. 8vo. Original oatmeal cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7s6d.

A superb first English-language edition of Remarque's classic of World War I literature, published only two months after the first German edition.


London, John Hamilton, [1936].

First edition. Ace Series. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3s.6d.

A solid first edition of a classic aviation tale by prolific writer George E. Rochester, drawing on his own experience in the Royal Flying Corps; bandit menace in the air above Tibet, bad Buddhists, and more...


First UK edition.
London, Robert Hale, 1944.

Collection of short stories (here presented in the form of a novel) featuring Major Baruk, an Anglo-Arab soldier detective, most with Middle East settings. Uncommon in jacket.


London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale blue cloth. Dust-jacket, price ablated from spine.

A pleasing first edition of this collection of short stories by 'Sapper', featuring the character Ronald Standish as chief protagonist (appearing previously only in 'The Saving Clause' (1927) and 'Tiny Carteret' (1930)). Sapper of course most well-known for creating Bulldog Drummond.


First edition.
London, Rider, [1942].

Lewis Spence wrote extensively about Atlantis and this title was published during the excesses of the Nazis approaching the subject from the perspective of an occultist who ‘probes beneath the surface and exposes subterranean influences and activities at work bringing about crises and catastrophes’ A rare title in jacket.


London, Collins, 1962.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 16s.

The second of two books by Alistair MacLean under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. Chemical warfare hangs ominously over the City of London.


London, Ward, Lock, 1901.

First edition, full-page autograph inscription from the author to the blank recto of the frontispiece. 8vo. 4 plates, 12pp. advertisements. Original pictorial cloth.

An appreciative, borderline fawning, gift inscription from the trade unionist and Liberal-Labour politician, T.R. Threlfall, to the Sir George Alexander Cooper, 1st Baronet.


First edition, Constable, 1937. A WWI novel documenting the record of over four years’ occupation by the German army as experienced by dozens of the inhabitants of the occupied districts of northern France. Rare in dw.


London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

A striking first edition of this romantic, behind-the-scenes thriller of the Secret Service by a prolific author.


Translated from the German by Huntley Paterson.
London, Harrap, 1931.

First UK edition, second impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

A superb copy of this gripping first-hand account of the German Zeppelin raids on England during the Second World War.


London, Columbine, [1939].

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, overlaid price of 5/- on spine and lower panel.

Aviation thriller about a missing bomber; the jacket extolls the author's virtues enthusiastically, but nevertheless this is the only title we can locate by this author.

War, Invasion & Spy

Walsh (J.M.) Death at his Elbow


First edition. A very attractive example with jacket design by Abbey.
London, Collins, 1941
A typical espionage title set in Istanbul by James Morgan Walsh, born 1897 to 1952, also wrote as H. Haverstock Hill, Stephen Maddock, George M. White. He was born in Australia and came to England in 1925. The majority of his work leans towards spy and adventure rather than pure detective fiction

War, Invasion & Spy

Waring (D.G.) Hatred Therewith


First edition, John Long Ltd, [1942]. 'A thrilling spy story of a Nazi conspiracy'

War, Invasion & Spy

Waugh (Evelyn) Men at Arms


London, Chapman & Hall, 1952.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

A very good first edition of the first book in Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy, loosely based on the author's own war-time experiences.


London, Chapman & Hall, 1955.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 12s.6.

A very good first edition of the second book in Waughs' Sword of Honour trilogy, loosed derived from the author's own wartime experiences.

War, Invasion & Spy

Wheatley (Dennis) Contraband


London, Hutchinson, 1936. First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6. A rare 'thirties Wheatley first edition, enhanced further by the inscription from the author, 'To Mr E.W. Sheppard With the best of good wishes from his friend Dennis Wheatley'. Sheppard could possibly by the military historian, who was certainly writing around the same time.


First edition, Huchinson, [1943]. A rare collection of short stories, particularly scarce in the dust-jacket.


First edition, [1942]. A collection of Wheatley's short stories, rare in the dust-jacket. Included with this is a signed photograph of the German singer & actress Renate Müller (1906-1937), who was the inspiration for the Wheatley short story 'Espionage'. A tragic life cut short on the back of a blossoming career, either being murdered by the Gestapo or intimidated by them sufficiently that she seemingly took her own life. The story and a short discussion of the incident involved are included in this collection.


London, Hutchinson, 1941.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 9/6.

The second of three novels by Wheatley featuring Julian Day.

War, Invasion & Spy

Wren (P.C.) Flawed Blades


First edition. Foreign Legion short stories.
London, John Murray, 1933
A fine first English edition of this compilation of Foreign Legion stories by the author of Beau Geste (1924), in the fabulous Art Deco design correctly priced at 7/6 on front flap. 'Very many of these men are examples of the "flawed blades" that have snapped, leaving little but the sheath that once contained the sword - spirits that have broken, leaving only a weary body.' (dust-jacket).