Hodder & Stoughton

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7s6d.

The first UK edition of this weird tale by American author and educationalist Shellabarger. The Montenera Inn is an old tavern with an evil reputation. When the indomitable Mrs. Lee leases it to support her family, she tells neighbors that she isn't interested in nonsense of that sort. However, when faced with a mysterious theft and attempted murder, she has to wonder if the inn's reputation is justified.

Children's Books

Barrie (J.M.) Peter Pan,

£250


or, The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.

First play edition. 8vo. Original blue boards with printed title label to spine and upper cover. Dust-jacket,

An uncommon edition in the jacket, which has done a great job of preserving the book beneath. Barrie's classic tale for children, re-rendered for the stage.

£475



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.

First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original black boards lettered in gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, priced £16.99.

The first of three Bond films to be adapted and expanded into books by then-current Bond novelist Raymond Benson.

£110



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.

First edition. Publisher's file copy. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Evocative jacket artwork on this tale about a young man using his fists and heart to navigate his wanderlust around Canada & Alaska.

£150



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1952.

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

An attractive first edition of the 11th Famous Five title.

Modern Literature

Bowen (Marjorie) The Pagoda

£395


(Le Pagode de Chanteloup)
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1927].

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

An exceptional first edition of this uncommon work by prolific author Bowen, known for her weird & supernatural works and her historical/romantic fiction.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1928].

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

Colver was a prolific author, best remembered today perhaps for her Joan Foster series.

£125


From the outbreak of war with Turkey to the Armistice
London &c., Hodder & Stoughton, 1919.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

An uncommon book in the original jacket.

£750


and other fairy tales from the old French
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

First Dulac edition. Deluxe issue, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist. 4to. Original brown morocco gilt.

A handsome copy of the superior issue of Dulac's rendering of these fairy tale classics.

£195



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1901.

First edition. 8vo. Title printed in red & black. Original red cloth lettered & decorated in gilt.

An early title by this once hugely popular writer, an English author of popular romances, and a poet and children's writer.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1940.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 4/-.

Excellent jacket artwork, especially for dog lovers.

£135



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936.

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

A very good first UK edition of one of Zane Grey's popular westerns.

£325



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1969.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced 25s.

A consideration of the origins and methods of the Sicilian mafia, by the author of The Eagle Has Landed.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1932.

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

"Drums beat at night…and Professor Bastion hears the echo on Hampstead Heath" (jacket blurb)

£150



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1923.

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

"A brilliant story of intriguing mystery with a most refreshing novelty of situation. I have never read a book so impregnated with fragrant odours." (The Bookman, 1923).

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1964.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 8s6d.

Biggles investigates a tourist charter in France, uncovering and thwarting a dangerous smuggling gang's operations.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1963.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 8s6d.

Biggles & chums track a vanishing aircraft and a mysterious passenger.

£80



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1942.

Second edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, code 2445 to lower panel.

It's the First World War, and in a desperate game of bluff and counterbluff Biggles is sent to work for the Germans while secretly reporting back to the British.

£175



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1965.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange boards. Dust-jacket.

Biggles has dinner with old enemy, and now friend, Erich von Stalhein, who asks him if he ever wonders what happened to Marie Janis, a young girl Biggles fell in love with during the First World War.

£650


and Other Experiences of a Specialist in Spooks
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1920].

First edition. 8vo. Original sage cloth.

The first edition in book form of this collection of short stories regarding Prof. Arnold Rhymer, the Spook Specialist.

£75



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1971.

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

The author's only departure from genre fiction, in his own words it "isn't everyone's cup of tea, to say the least". It certainly divided fans of his work, but for some in seen favourably in comparison with authors such as Iris Murdoch and even James Joyce.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1931].

'Half-a-Crown New Series' edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

Great Hastain jacket on this uncommon work by the author of Phantom of the Opera. Set in Peru and the desperate race to prevent a human sacrifice.

£295


or, the Pommeray Case.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1927].

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

Striking jacket artwork of on this uncommon "death ray" title.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1930].

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

The formula for a revolutionary new synthetic silk is stolen from the company producing it and a ransom demand of a million pounds is sent. Great jacket artwork by Bip Pares.

£1,250


A story of the Scarlet Pimpernel
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1913].

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth with inset illustration. Dust-jacket.

The elusive Pimpernel returns for another swashbuckling adventure in El Dorado. Rare in jacket.

£550



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale red cloth stamped in black. Dust-jacket, priced 5/-.

An early collection of war tales by the original 'Sapper', extremely uncommon in the original jacket.

£750



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.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 10s6d.

A nice first edition of one of the later 'Miss Silver' titles by Wentworth.

£295



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

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

Ronald Standish of the Secret Service steps up to assist Bulldog Drummond in this attractive first edition.

£295



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

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

The first collection of stories focused on Ronald Standish of the Secret Service, by the creator of Bulldog Drummond.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, c.1929.

Small 4to. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

Barrie's famous Peter Pan, in a rerendering by May Byron and featuring Rackham's splendid illustrations.

Children's Books

Barrie (J.M.) Peter Pan

£825


The original text of Peter & Wendy...newly illustrated by Edmund Blampied
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1939.

First Blampied edition. Small 4to. Illustrations and plates. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10/6.

A wonderful illustrated edition of Barrie's classic for children.

£60


and other Tales of Adventure
London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1930].

Early edition. 8vo. Original red decorative cloth. Dust-jacket, no price.

A lovely copy of this compilation of stories by American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player Rex Beach.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1960.

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

A very good first edition of this later title by one of the co-founders of the Crime Writers' Association.

Detective Fiction

Bell (Josephine) Easy Prey

£75



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1959.

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

A couple discover that their child-sitter served a prison sentence for child murder, something they cannot square with the individual in question, sparking their own investigation and the unravelling of some strange secrets.

£795



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924.

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

A great first edition of this collection of tales by Max Carrados and Kai Lung creator Bramah; includes his sci-fi story 'The War Hawks', a brief sequel to his only sci-fi novel, What Might Have Been: The Story of a Social War (1907). Rare thus.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1925].

First UK edition, first printing. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7'6.

An excellent first UK edition of this collection of nine stories by American writer Struthers Burt, author of the non-fiction, intriguingly entitled account The Diary of a Dude Wrangler (1924). Burt's papers are housed at Princeton University.

Detective Fiction

Campbell (Alice) Juggernaut

£725



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.

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

The first edition of the author's first book, memorably transferred to the big screen in 1936, starring Boris Karloff.

£395

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936. First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth with yellow spine label. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6. The second of two Buchanesque thrillers by Cannan, right down to the style of the jacket artwork. The author was well known for her detective fiction and children's stories.

£395

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth with yellow spine label. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6. The first of two Buchanesque thrillers by Cannan, right down to the style of the jacket artwork. The author was well known for her detective fiction and children's stories.

£275



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth with yellow spine label. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The first of two Bunchanesque thrillers by Cannan, right down to the style of the jacket artwork. The author was well known for her detective fiction and children's stories.

£175



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in red. Dust-jacket.

The third and final part of Sally Carson's trilogy, following Crooked Cross and The Prisoner, detailing the effects on a young British diplomat of his contact with the Bavarian Kluger family and Nazism.