Herbert Jenkins

£95



London, Herbert Jenkins, n.d. [1930s].

"Fifteenth Large Edition". 8vo. Original pictorial green cloth. Dust-jacket.

A lovely little book on cocktails, released by Wodehouse's publisher Jenkins - perfect complement to any Wodehouse collection.

£125



London, Herbert Jenkins, n.d. [c.1925].

Early printing. 8vo. Original red cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

Great jacket artwork on this early printing of one of six titles Goodchild published under the name 'Alan Dare', originally published in 1924. The title was reissued under Goodchild's name by Newnes in 1934.

£75



London, Herbert Jenkins, n.d..

'Popular Edition'. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/-.

A lovely early reissue of this classic, "the story of a mother's vengeance".

Detective Fiction

Hayes (Michael) Broadcast

£135



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1940.

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Very attractive artwork graces this tale set against the backdrop of the radio and dance orchestras.

£125



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

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

Excellent jacket artwork on this tale of romance & adventure set in North Africa.

£150



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1953.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 9/6.

A very good first edition of this crime thriller by an author who remains somewhat enigmatic.

£450



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1937.

First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original orange cloth blocked in black. Second issue dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

Attractive jacket artwork graces this uncommon, posthumously published mystery novel by Marxist writer, literary critic, intellectual and activist St John Sprigg.

£895



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935.

First edition, 'Colonial Issue'. 8vo. Original off-white cloth stamped in black. Dust-jacket, with 'Herbert Jenkins' Colonial Library' to spine.

A very good first edition from Wodehouse's most famous non 'Jeeves & Wooster' series, a whimsical romp through the idyllic, yet frequently chaotic, life of the eccentric inhabitants of Blandings Castle. Lord Emsworth, the loveable and scatterbrained master of the castle, deals with a series of comedic mishaps, from his overwhelming obsession with his prize pig, the Empress, to the endless parade of quirky relatives, sly imposters and romantic entanglements.

£120



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1932.

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

An attractive first edition of this uncommon title, in the distinctive Jenkins jacket by Abbey. The tale of a somewhat high-minded and presumptuous would-be match-maker, told in a humorous vein.

£395



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

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

The first of fourteen 'Tiger Lester' titles, written under the pseudonym "Don Betteridge", in an attractive dust-jacket.

£225



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1933.

First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, second issue priced 2/6.

A superior example of this Secret Service thriller from the pen of the inimitable Corbett, "King of the one-line gaffe" (Rod Collins).

Detective Fiction

Corbett (James) Gallows Wait

£55



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1947].

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

An attractive first edition by the productive James Corbett, from Jenkins' 'House of the Green Label' series.

£250



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1932].

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, with publisher's 3/6 price-sticker on top of original 2/6 price.

A scarce early title by this prolific author, who wrote over forty novels, often with a flair for unusual phrasing that would be lucky to escape the editor's blue pencil these days.

£295



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1941.

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

'"The case of the century" was how the Press described the weird mystery that centred around "The Bat" - a ghoul of the air who, in his efforts to perfect an almost incredible invention, swooped down to kill without mercy". (jacket). A very good first edition, uncommon in the jacket.

£325



London, Herbert Jenkins, [c.1934].

First edition, second impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 2/6.

A wonderful, bright jacket on this scarce early printing by a prolific author, who wrote over 40 novels, often with a flair for unusual phrasing that would be lucky to escape the editor's blue pencil these days.

£60



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1949].

First edition. 8vo. Original orange boards, lettered in black. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

Quite a lovely dust-jacket.

£295



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1939.

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

Classic whodunnit murder-mystery by an author often better remembered for his spoonerisms and malapropisms, unfairly perhaps.

£275



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1926

First edition. 8vo. 2pp. advertisements. Original dark red cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 3/6.

A great first edition, with enticing jacket artwork. The authors had previously collaborated on the The Forbidden Hour.

£300



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935.

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

A very good first edition, first impression of this uncommon spy novel by G.Davison, part of a series that began in 1931 with The Man with the Twisted Face.

£275



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1937.

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

A wonderful first edition of this novel, recounting the adventures, misadventures and epiphanies of a disparate collection of characters cloistered together in a large holiday house.

£60



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1952.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 9/-.

A dramatic story of crime and detection featuring series character Inspector Gilbert Larose.

£425


First edition.
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935.

Featuring serial character Gilbert Larose The Poisoned Goblet tells of the efforts by a gang to kidnap the child of Lady Ardane. Fabulous dustwrapper art. A desirable title.

£395



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1941.

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

Excellent jacket artwork on this the last criminous title by Goodwin; a fugitive tale and a rare book in the jacket.

Detective Fiction

Grey (Cecil) Spindrift

£135



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1936.

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

A splendid first edition of this romantic novel about a young musical protégé's adventures.

£195



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1931

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

A 'rollicking yarn' from this very prolific author concerning one Oswald Twining who writes novelettes of the purple passion variety under the name of 'Hugo Blazer' and Geraldine Rhombard, the daughter of a Dean and for whom Oswald has fallen very heavily.

Rare in jacket no copies online at time of listing.

£195



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1938.

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

Excellent atmospheric jacket artwork and a scarce dust-jacket. A tale of blackmail & murder, from the grandfather of Fay Weldon.

Weird & Supernatural

Leyton (Patrick) Haunted Abbey

£650



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1936.

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

A partly occult novel based on an Abbot's legacy curse dating back to the time of Henry VIII. Rare in the original, first impression dust-jacket.

£225



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1934.

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

A lovely first edition of this uncommon tale of Anglo-Indian love. The jacket artwork is by the renowned illustrator Charles Robinson, brother to W. Heath, and must number among his last commissions (as he died in 1937).

£125



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1940.

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

A great first edition of this tale of romance, dance and dangerous rivalry. Exotic dancing seems to be something of a theme with this author, who also wrote Orient Pearls, The Slave Market and A Dancer of India. Excellent jacket artwork.

£125

London, Herbert Jenkins, 1934. First edition, third printing. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6. Early printing of this adventure story which dates to around 1934 based on the author's other titles listed in the rear catalogue; in excellent jacket.

War, Invasion & Spy

Martyn (Wyndham) Noonday Devils

£275



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1939.

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

The name's Bond...Christopher Bond... this Pre-James Bond is also caught up in the murky world of espionage. An attractive dust-jacket to boot.

£325



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6 with 'reduced price' sticker to spine.

Cool jacket artwork graces this uncommon oriental thriller.

£225



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1925.

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jackets, priced 2/6.

Cool jacket artwork on this uncommon work in the original jacket, inscribed by the author on the half-title.

£150



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1940.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 8/3.

Great jacket artwork on this first edition, a story of love, passion, water rights and handsome cabelleros, set amongst the pampas of northern Argentina. Presented from the author to his wife at the time of publication.

Weird & Supernatural

Riley (W.) Witch Hazel.

£95



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1928

First edition. 8vo. Original boards. Dust-jacket, likely a second issue as it is priced 3'6 on spine.

A tale about a fifteen year old child - Hazel Wood - who has the gift of second sight - of being able to see things taking place far away from her.

Uncommon in jacket.

£95



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1950.

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

Best known for his Fu Manchu series, here Rohmer offers the reader a female villain, bewitching and hypnotising, but bent on world domination.

£95



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1956.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 10/6.

The last of Rohmer's femme fatale novels featuring Sumuru, a beautiful and mysterious woman who is the leader of a secret society of assassins, pitching her against Inspector Milligan of Scotland Yard.

£795


First edition.
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1937.

Signed and inscribed in the year of publication to John Gawsworth on the front endpaper describing Suicide Alibi as ‘’not another little classic but it will serve!’’ Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, better known as John Gawsworth, was a British writer, poet and compiler of anthologies, both of poetry and of short stories. A very scarce locked room mystery involving the shooting of a publisher in a room under observation (Adey p275) Very desirable especially with such a fabulous association.

£175



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

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

Thankfully not a suspiciously precognitive account of the Town Called Alice author's demise! Great jacket artwork though.

£195



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1939.

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

Interesting, and uncommon example of alt-history fiction relating to Hitler and WW2, but in this case actually written and published coeval to the time of the events. Rare in jacket.

Detective Fiction

Starr (Richard) Lover Abroad

£95



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1939.

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

Attractive jacket artwork by a prolific jacket artist of the period, Eugene Hastain. A tale of a proposal of marriage as a business deal, that leads to jealousy and hate...

£375


First edition.
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1940.

The second of the novels featuring amateur female detective Jane Carberry. Rare in jacket. No copies online at time of listing.