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£135



London, Sands & Company, 1899.

First edition. 8vo. Woodcut device to title. Original pictorial cloth lettered in gilt to spine.

A gothic mystery novel set on the English moors involves a country squire in danger and his son investigating threats to his life, tracing back to an Indian subplot. Central to the tale are a mad prince, a Dartmoor escapee, multiple disguises, a vengeful Indian thug...and extensive cycling. The story opens with a unique 'face at the window' moment. Uncommon, notably compared to its American counterpart.

£280

London, Clarion Press, 1940. 2 vol. (all published). Mixed edition. Small 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers. An important, oft-referenced book on all things relating to the Seychelles, the first volume dedicated to the history of the archipelago, and the second focussing on other elements including geology, botany, zoology, agriculture and economy. A third volume was planned, relating to the British Occupation, but it was never published. Rare.

£495



London, James Bowden, 1898.

First edition. 8vo. Advertisements. Original brown pictorial cloth lettered in gilt to spine.

A great first edition by a writer best remembered perhaps as the author of The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis (1899). This collection is the second book he published under the pseudonym Chesney.

£225



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1939.

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

'In "Bulldog Drummond Attacks" the old enemies live again, recreated by Gerard Fairlie, who has himself the original of Sapper's Bulldog Drummond.' (jacket)

£275



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6.

An attractive edition of this thriller title by Fairlie, on whom 'Sapper' supposedly based the character of Bulldog Drummond. After Sapper's death in 1937, Fairlie continued the Bulldog Drummond book series.

£275



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

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

A hard book to find in the jacket, written by purportedly by the man who inspired the character 'Bulldog Drummond'.

£275



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6.

An attractive edition of this thriller title by Fairlie, on whom 'Sapper' supposedly based the character of Bulldog Drummond. After Sapper's death in 1937, Fairlie continued the Bulldog Drummond book series.

£195



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1930.

First edition. 8vo. Original light orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

A very good copy of this uncommon Goodchild title, the second in his Inspector McLean series.

£175



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1930.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6.

A rather lovely copy of this non-McLean title by Goodchild.

Detective Fiction

Horler (Sydney) Checkmate

£150



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1930.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6.

Uncommon Horler title, especially in the jacket.

£150



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1937.

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

Hubin-listed detective fiction title, scarce in the original dust-jacket.

£195



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6.

An attractive Hodder & Stoughton first edition, in classic Hastain jacket.

War, Invasion & Spy

Horler (Sydney) The Spy

£135



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6 and with publisher's label declaring it as newly published.

An excellent example of this spy thriller by Horler.

£275



London, Chatto & Windus, 1902.

First edition. 8vo. Title printed in red & black with device; publisher's catalogue at end dated March 1902. Original gilt pictorial blue cloth.

Attractive first edition from the creator of Raffles the gentleman thief, in which a woman is accused of her husband's murder - one of Hornung's works which is considered to provide a favourably modern portrayal of a female protagonist.

£150



London, Stanley Paul, 1936.

First edition, early reissue stating '3rd thousand' on title-page. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Dust-jacket, with overlaid price-sticker '4/-' to spine.

Early printing of this hard-to-find crime thriller, especially tricky in equally coeval jacket.

£475



London, Digby, Long, 1900.

First edition. 8vo. Advertisement leaf, publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1900. Original pictorial cloth blocked in white, black & green.

A very attractive turn-of-the-century title by the author of The Beetle. Listed in Hubin.

£225



London, Methuen, [1916].

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's catalogue at end. Original blue cloth.

The adventures of one of Marsh's most intriguing characters, Miss Judith Lee, a young teacher of deaf pupils whose lip-reading ability involves her with mysteries that she solves by acting as a detective.

£325



London, Methuen, 1905.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's catalogue at end dated March 1905. Original red cloth blocked in gilt.

One of the obscurer titles by the author of The Beetle. Hubin-listed.

Detective Fiction

Parkman (Sydney) Uncharted

£135



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935.

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

'This is a grand story about a shipwreck, a voyage in an open boat and a fight on an island, with a most unexpected twist at the end. So do not forget, "Parkman for Adventure."' (Home & Country, vol.18, 1936).

£250



London, Rich & Cowan, 1938.

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

Attractive stylistic jacket artwork by Bip Pares complements this tale of long-planned quadruple murder.

£295



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1930].

8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6 and with announcement for 'Tiny Carteret', so assumed second issue.

An exciting tale of a man in fear for his life and in desperate need of Bulldog Dummond's help in penetrating the ill-omened Temple Tower.

£325



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.

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

Great jacket artwork by Hastain on this 'Jim Maitland' novel.

£175



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1924.

First edition. 8vo. Original green boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 2/6 with contemporary bookseller's price sticker '1/-' to upper panel.

The novel's title references H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, where Morlocks live underground as the world's workers. In Welsh's book, the Morlocks symbolise covert groups in trade unions aiming to incite revolution, leading to tragic consequences during a major miners' strike. Notably, the author was a miner, trade unionist, and served twenty years as an MP for the Scottish Labour Party.