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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.

£150


Portrait of an Immigrant
London, Cape, 1937.

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

A marvellously written fictionalised account of the author's wife's family's story of migration from Russia to East London, by the author of Jew Boy.

£1,800



London, Cassell, 1926.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth blocked in red.

An uncommonly good example of this highly collectable Father Brown first edition: Father Brown 'unravels the tangled skein of crime with entire success, and does it with convincing common-sense logic' (dust jacket).

£225



London, Longmans, 1937.

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

Murder and political intrigue at the Home Office...

£125



London, Quality Press, 1938.

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

Nautically themed tales of an oft humorous bent, and of some criminous interest too apparently, as listed in Hubin.

£125



London, R. & L. Locker, 1947.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5/-.

Striking jacket artwork on this semi-weird tale of arcane rites in the Brazilian forest.

£75



London, Robert Hale, 1952 [1953].

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 9/6.

Good first UK edition of this tale of romance and espionage, 'a breath-taking romance loaded with the dynamite of military secrets and international intrigue.' (jacket blurb)

£70



London, Robert Hale, [c.1950s].

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

"Margo Haynes is lovely and lovable but her love is dangerous" (jacket blurb).

£60



London, Robert Hale, 1952.

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

An attractive first UK edition, packed with thrills, romance, mystery, and suspense.

£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.

£95



London, Collins Crime Club, 1948.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8s6d.

An interesting collaboration, recounting the misadventures of a Jekyll & Hyde New York socialite.

£125


A Modern Grotesque
London, Methuen, 1907.

Fifth edition. Small 8vo. Original read cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/-.

A rare jacketed edition of this intriguing insight into the nature of English fin-de-siecle grotesquery, and in particular the role of the then "modern woman". The author was widely regarded as one of the leading writers of fiction in the English-speaking world at the time, but has become somewhat forgotten in the mists of time it seems.

Weird & Supernatural

Metcalfe (John) Foster-Girl

£295



London, Constable, 1936.

First edition, first printing. 8vo. Original green boards. Second printing dust-jacket, price-clipped but with 3/6 price on spine.

One of the finest works by an author known for his ability to "build up a unique sense of unease" (Brian Stableford, St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers, 1998).

£75



London, Michael Joseph, 1972.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £2.20.

Macabre May-Day rites in Norfolk...Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley investigates.

£60



London, Michael Joseph, 1978.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £4.25.

Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley investigates in a crime thriller set in Cornwall.

£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.

£195



London, Collins Crime Club, 1935.

Sixth impression. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in red. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 2/6.

Classic Dr Priestley territory here courtesy of genre master Rhode.

£195



London, Constable, 1927.

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

Uncommon first edition, with witchcraft in large part serving as a metaphor for womanhood; the main character is not magical, but has been stigmatised and shunned by her community for her illegitimate children and for practising abortion.

£225



London & New York, John Lane, 1921.

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

Attractive dust-jacket artwork on this intriguing novel...

£125



London, Collins Crime Club, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8s6d.

Stage school murder; an uncommon Collins Crime Club, by a former director of Methuens, no less.

£75



London, Michael Joseph, 1969.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £1.50.

One of Mitchell's crime capers featuring architect Timothy Herring.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Verne (Jules) Abandoned

£80



London, Sampson Low, [c.1920].

8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

An attractive jacketed edition of this mysterious islands tale by Verne.

£225



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

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

A striking first edition of this romantic, behind-the-scenes thriller of the Secret Service by a prolific author.

£195



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1922.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, with publisher's overlaid price 2/6 on spine.

An early title by the author and journalist Valentine Williams, distinctly uncommon in the original dust-jacket. Murder in the library gets the ball rolling.