Hodder & Stoughton

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£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.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

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

Nautical fiction by an author with first hand experience of naval service. Includes an evocative account of a journey by sleeper train to the Orkney Islands in the period just before the Second World War.

£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.

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.

£1,950



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

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

One of the harder Berkeley first editions to find in the original, correctly priced jacket, with the ominous hangman's gallows picked out against a black background - scarce in such condition.

£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.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1976.

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

A very good first edition of this continuation to the Saint series originally created by Leslie Charteris.

£395



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket.

A rare dust-jacket, and uncommon book.

"Cobb wrote humorous stories set in Kentucky, and he is considered part of the American literary regionalism school. These stories were first collected in the book Old Judge Priest (1915), whose title character was based on a prominent West Kentucky judge named William Pitman Bishop. Joel Chandler Harris wrote of these tales, 'Cobb created a South peopled with honorable citizens, charming eccentrics, and loyal, subservient blacks, but at their best the Judge Priest stories are dramatic and compelling, using a wealth of precisely rendered detail to evoke a powerful mood.'" (Wikipedia)

£75



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1949.

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

'The scene...Brussels. The time...after the war. And the characters? Why, Tommy Hambledon, of course!' (jacket blurb). Espionage thriller.

£375



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [c.1925].

First UK Wyeth edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth blocked in black & gilt. Dust-jacket, with stockist's price-sticker of 4/6.

A very good example of Wyeth's illustrated edition of Fenimore Cooper's classic tale, uncommon in the original dust-jacket.

Detective Fiction

Creasey (John) The Flood

£120



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1956.

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

A rather topical Dr Palfrey adventure, as floods begin to besiege the world...

Detective Fiction

Creasey (John) The Sleep

£75



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1964.

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

A very good first edition of this later Dr Palfrey tales, by one of the most prolific authors in the crime/thriller genre.

£195



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1959.

First edition. 8vo. Original green boards lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 12s6d

A very nice first edition of this sinister sci-fi novel, by ex Merchant Seaman Frank Crisp.

£120



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1957.

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

A very good first edition of this later and hard-to-find Freeman Wills Crofts title, featuring series character Chief Superintendent French, "the most human sleuth to be found in detective novels today" (Punch).

£450



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1941.

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

Inspector French investigates a poisoning in this uncommon first edition. The handwritten note to the jacket spine refers to the American edition.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [c.1920].

Large 8vo. 14 plates with captioned paper guards. Original blind-tooled blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dust-jacket, priced 10/6.

A wonderful copy of Dulac's illustrated stories of Hans Christian Andersen, originally published in a different format in 1911. Rare in the original dust-jacket, especially in such condition.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

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

An important work in the Bulldog Drummond canon, marking the transition from 'Sapper' to Fairlie. The two had worked on the story together, but McNeile died before it was finished, leaving Fairlie to take on the mantle.

£275



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1930

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

Hubin-listed tale involving the escapades of a couple of multi-millionaires' sons who come up against a band of rum-runners.

No copies in commerce at time of listing.

£495



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1933.

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

The continuing adventures of arch deductionist Dr Thorndyke. A tricky first edition in the jacket.

£95



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934.

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

An attractive early impression of this 'Yellow Jacket' Dr Thorndyke tale, bringing the good doctor's famous forensic mind to bear once more.

£120



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1939.

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

A great first edition of this uncommon 'thirties title in the jacket. The tale of one man's increasingly desperate attempts to avoid mediocrity.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1914

Hodder & Stoughton Sevenpenny library, first edition thus. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

First published in U.K. in 1889, this is the first edition where getting a jacketed example is feasible.

A long 'short' story featuring Allan Quatermain in which following his father's death, Allan fights with Zulus aides by Hans, rescues and marrow who becomes the mother of his son Harry, and eventually loses her because of the jealousy of the Baboon woman.

£395



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

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

An uncommon detective fiction title by the author most well-known for her historical romances, one of only eleven she wrote in this genre.

Ernest Fletcher's butler, his nephew Neville, and Helen North provide conflicting evidence about his untimely demise in a London suburb. Then a second murder is committed, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case.

£450



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1929].

First edition. 8vo. 8pp. advertisements. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket.

Golden Harvest is a particularly good yarn of gold discovery in Australia's wild, uninhabited Northern Territory...There is a mysterious Chinaman, abduction, rescue, a dramatic chase across the desert to the mine... (jacket blurb)

£195



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.

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

An very good first edition of one of Holt's best books.

£195


First edition.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935.

A collection of four criminous short stories listed in Hubin, the eponymous first of which concerns the battle between Sir Harker Bellamy, the famous secret service chief known as ‘The Mole’ and The Priest’ a daring and resourceful foreign spy and plotter. Rare in such a well preserved jacket.

£350



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938.

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

The first UK edition of one of a series of popular novels based on the life and adventures of 'Calamity Jane' in the wild wild west. Uncommon in the dust-jacket, let alone in such condition.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1926.

First edtion, 'file copy'. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

"The Alps - an ex-spy - and Edris!"

An uncommon 'twenties title to find in the original jacket, this the publisher's file copy.

£475



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1926].

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

A lovely first UK edition of this twenties tale of suspense by Anglo-French author Le Queux.

£110



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1950

First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original boards, Dust-jacket.

A near fine example of this the first book by the author using this pseudonym. An uncommon classic of crime fiction, revolving around a sudden death at a cocktail party.

£480



London, New York, Toronto, Hodder & Stoughton, 1913.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in black to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket with inset colour illustration.

An early, rare example of a dust-jacket featuring artwork seemingly solely commissioned for the jacket, rather than repeating a frontispiece or plate from the book. This was an important time of transition for dust-jackets, moving away first from the disposable, purely advertorial type and then those that just repeated an internal design.

Writing in Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (London, 1980), Daniel P. King noted "In the mystery genre, [Mason] made ample use of the psychological element - and in doing so, was in advance of his time."