Hutchinson

£175



London, Hutchinson, [1923].

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

A lovely copy of this exercise in literary biography.

£450



London, Hutchinson, [1940].

First edition, first impression. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original dark grey cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 9/6.

First edition of this 'Gregory Sallust' title, inscribed from the author, 'For E.W. Sheppard With best wishes from Dennis Wheatley'. Sheppard could possibly by the military historian, who was certainly writing around the same time.

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Benson (E.F.) Spook Stories

£250



London, Hutchinson, [1928].

First edition. 8vo. Original burgundy cloth.

Benson's sixth collection of stories, featuring 12 tales.

£85



London [&c.], Hutchinson, 1957.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced 11/6.

One of the later Inspector Saturnin Dax titles by this prolific author, with contemporary gift inscription from the author to 'Bill' Bayliss.

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Benson (E.F.) More Spook Stories

£1,950



London, Hutchinson, 1934.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, price removed from spine jacket.

The first edition of this collection of 13 short stories by Benson, comprising: "The Step", "The Bed by the Window", "James Lamp", "The Dance", "The Hanging of Alfred Wadham", "Pirates", "The Wishing-Well", "The Bath-Chair", "Monkeys", "Christopher Comes Back", "The Sanctuary", "Thursday Evenings", "The Psychical Mallards".

£125



London, Hutchinson, [1927].

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

An uncommon title in jacket. The story is set in historical Canada and follows the endeavours of man to secure his legacy.

£150



London, Hutchinson, [1938].

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

A very attractive first edition by the woman who not only married Dennis Wheatley but also convinced him to take up writing. "A riot of romance set in the most glamorous town in Europe," according to the publisher's preferred jacket blurb.

£350



London, Hutchinson, [1935].

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

Attractive first edition of this important anthology, featuring Anthony Berkeley, John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and many many more of the biggest names in crime fiction.

£125



London, Hutchinson, [1937].

First edition. 8vo. Contemporary lending-library cloth. Dust-jacket, with price-sticker of 2/- to spine.

"A romantic story of impulsive youth", according to the rather lovely dust-jacket's blurb.

£325



London, Hutchinson, [1934].

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

A shipwreck leads to the formation of a new community. Uncommon in jacket.

£65



London, Hutchinson, n.d..

10th thousand. 8vo. Original pale cloth. Dust-jacket, with 3/6 price sticker to spine.

Early printing of this hard-to-find title by a prolific author.

£175



London, Hutchinson, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's advertisements dated 'Autumn 1933' at end. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Following the misfortunes of an aristocratic German family after the first World War. Uncommon.

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Peterson (Margaret) Moonflowers

£625



London, Hutchinson, n.d. [c.1926].

First edition, '69th thousand'. 8vo. Original yellow cloth ruled and lettered in black. Dust-jacket, stating '71st Thousand' and priced 7s6d.

A nice example of an early printing of this scarce book which is very elusive in jacket. Romantic story set in East Africa with a vampire love interest.

£225



London, Hutchinson, [1930].

First edition. 8vo. Advertisements dated 1931 at end. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The story of an amateur detective; uncommon in the jacket.

£85



London, Hutchinson, [1930].

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

Attractively jacketed novel by the author of Wax Image and other weird tales.

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Rhodes (Kathlyn) The Wax Image

£150


and other stories
London, Hutchinson, [1928].

Early Hutchinson edition. 8vo. Original red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 2/- and stating '72nd thousand'.

A scarce collection of weird tales, particularly uncommon in the jacket. Originally published by Holden & Hardingham in 1912.

£195



London, Hutchinson, n.d. [c.1925].

Third edition. 8vo. Original pale blue cloth. Dust-jacket, with 4/- price sticker to spine.

A great collection of weird tales, described by Bleiler as "Excellent", no less.

£150


and other stories
London, Hutchinson, [1934].

First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, 'Blue Star Library' issue.

Further crime thriller fiction based in the Pacific from the author of The Tales of Mynheer Amayat.

£225



London, Hutchinson, n.d..

25th thousand. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The novel of Edgar Wallace's famous play told by Robert Curtis.

£325



London, Hutchinson, [1935].

First edition. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

A handsome anthology, featuring contributions by Algernon Blackwood, Thomas Burke, F. Marion Crawford, James Hilton, M.R. James, Arthur Machen, and Dennis Wheatley himself.

£395



London, Hutchinson, n.d..

Fifteenth thousand. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

£550



London, Hutchinson, 1940.

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

Inscribed by the author on the title-page, "For J.W. Hughes With very best wishes from his friend Dennis Wheatley".

£595



London, Hutchinson, 1937.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Publisher's advertisements. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Inscribed by the author on the title-page, "To Mr W. Green with the best of good wishes from Dennis Wheatley".

£325



London, Hutchinson, 1942.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10/6.

A signed & inscribed first edition of Wheatley's wartime espionage classic, set against the background of Vichy France and the occupied territories in 1940.

£150



London, Hutchinson, [1935].

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

Land speed record holder, adventurer, treasure hunter and avid motor racer Sir Malcolm Campbell recounts his exciting life.

£95


The experiences of a naturalist with the "St. George" Expedition
London, Hutchinson, [1926].

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 18/-.

A picturesque account of of travel on the yacht "St. George" among some of the little-known islands of the South Seas, from Easter Island to Rapa and the Marquesas.

£95



London, Hutchinson, 1933.

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

Actor, theatrical manager and playwright Robert Courtneidge's sole venture into fiction writing.

£350



London, Hutchinson, 1963.

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

A very good first edition of this novel by Nigerian author Ekwensi, with possibly the most extensive "synopsis" to ever grace a dust-jacket's inner flaps.

£395



London, Hutchinson, [1933].

First UK edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, with ?publisher's price-sticker 2/6 overlaid on original price.

A good+ copy of this title, uncommon in US or UK edition - the author is well-known for his sport-related crime novels, including 70,000 Witnesses.

£375



London, Hutchinson, [1936].

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

One of only two murder-mysteries we could trace by this author, and published under Hutchinson's First Novel Library series (#46).

£160



London, Hutchinson, [1937].

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, early issue priced 3/6.

A very good first edition, in early jacket, of what is widely held to be one of the best shipboard murder-mysteries ever written. By the author the original 'Blackshirt' books.

£100



London, Hutchinson, n.d. [c.1930].

Third edition (stated). Small 8vo. Original cloth, gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 2/- and stating '5th Thousand'.

An early edition of this collaboration between the Hanshews, scarce in the original dust-jacket - with artwork by the illustrator Joseph Abbey.

£295



London, Hutchinson, 1951.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue boards. Dust-jacket, clipped and with price-sticker of 5/.

A very good first UK edition of this collection of seven tales by William Irish, a.k.a. Cornell Woolrich, in striking stylised jacket reflecting the pugilistic title story. Rare.

£350



London, Hutchinson, 1939.

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

Apparently derived from a theatrical anecdote given to the author by George du Maurier, building upon the author's literary reputation for combining exciting incidents with psychological interest.

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McKenna (Stephen) Superstition

£325



London, Hutchinson, [1932].

First edition. 8vo. 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Autumn 1932. Original claret cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 7/6.

The danger of a demoniacally loving woman, as suggested by the somewhat startling jacket artwork.

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Middleton (Stanley) Holiday

£195



London, Hutchinson, 1974.

First edition, second impression. 8vo. Original blue boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, with publisher's promotional bellyband.

The second printing of the joint Booker Prize Winner (with The Conservationist, by Nadine Gordimer) in 1974.

£250



London, Hutchinson, 1961.

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

The first novel by Nigerian author Onoura Nzekwu, later republished by Heinemann as part of the important African Writers Series. The novel has been compared to Achebe's No Longer at Ease.

£295



London, Hutchinson, [1925].

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

Seemingly a bizarrely scarce edition of this crime fiction title, with the BL and WorldCat only recording the Tauchnitz edition. It first appeared in serial form in Hutchinson's Magazine, 1924.

£150



London, Hutchinson, [1925].

First edition. 8vo. Original light purple cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, priced 7s6d.

Some of this Devonshire author's best short stories, distinctly scarce in the original dust-jacket.

£295



London, Hutchinson, 1939.

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

Uncommon crime thriller by Hal Pink, aka Barrington Beverley.

£225



London, Hutchinson, [1929].

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

A curious thriller revolving around a mysterious death ray - one of only three books published by this author.

£395



London, Hutchinson, [1936].

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

Soutar's series character Phineas Spinnet ups the ante in this tale of murder and Egyptology. Jacket scarce in such fine condition.