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Being an account of a sojourn in the White Sea Monastery and a journey by the old trade route from the Arctic Sea to Moscow
London, Wells, Gardner, Darton, 1893.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

A lovely copy of this book by one of the founders of Pentecostalism in Britain.

£325



London, Collins Crime Club, June 1932.

First edition, second impression. 8vo. Original dark cloth.

A group of friends known as the Tuesday Night Club gathers together regularly to share and solve mysterious cases. Each member takes turns presenting a baffling puzzle or crime for the others to unravel. Miss Marple, a seemingly frail and unassuming elderly lady, surprises everyone with her keen observation skills and sharp intuition as she uncovers the truth behind each enigma...

£325



London, Gollancz, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

The author's second novel, continuing the capers of the Oxford professor and amateur detective Gervase Fen. The copyright page includes a printed dedication to the poet Philip Larkin.

£150



Philadelphia & New York, Lippincott, 1945.

First US edition of The Case of the Gilded Fly. 8vo. Original black cloth stamped in white. Dust-jacket, priced $2.00.

The first US edition of the first Gervase Fen title.

£195



London, Gollancz, 1947.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

First edition of the fourth in Crispin's series featuring the Oxford Don and amateur detective Gervase Fen.

£295



London, Gollancz, 1944.

First edition. 8vo. Original green boards. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6 and with 'The Fanfare Press, London' printed to bottom edge of lower panel.

The first edition of the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in reality, composer Bruce Montgomery), whom the New York Times once called the heir to John Dickson Carr. Gervase Fen's first outing.

£225


being weird episodes from life
London, Jarrold, 1903.

First edition. 8vo. Original brown pictorial cloth.

An excellent copy of this collection of ten short stories about the history of poisons and their use in crime, told from the perspective of a doctor-detective.

£95



London, John Hamilton, 1928.

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

From Hamilton's Sundial Mystery Library series; a departure from Hamilton's more usual aeronautical vibe, and a seemingly scarce first edition in the original dust-jacket. A chance encounter with a sinister Chinese Secret Society sees the protagonist tossed into a world of intrigue, with a dash of romantic peril for good measure.

£250



London, Newnes, 1893.

Third edition. 8vo. Original brown pictorial cloth decorated in various colours.

A decent example of the rare third edition of Doyle's second novel to feature the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

£125



London, John Hamilton, [1939].

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

That "debonair, monocled dude of South Africa", the Major, is back.

£150



London, John Hamilton, [1934].

First edition. 8vo. Original pale blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6 to inside front flap with later price-sticker of 1/- to spine.

A decent first edition of this story set in South Africa, by a British author who spent several years in Rhodesia working as a civil servant.

£95



London, John Hamilton, [1935].

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

A decent first edition of this adventure story by a British author who spent several years in Rhodesia working as a civil servant.

£150



London, Jonathan Cape, 1930.

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

Lovely jacket artwork graces this intriguing tale of drastically accelerated evolution; winner of a £1000 literary prize at the time.

£175



London, John Hamilton, [1938].

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

Hubin-listed crime fiction with a quasi-nautical element.

£75



London, Hurst & Blackett, 1969.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards, gilt number '09 099480 9' stamped to lower board. Dust-jacket, priced 20s/£1.

The author's first book, weird & supernatural overtones. Winner of the 1968 Netta Muskett award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. An excellent copy.

Modern Literature

Lewis (Wyndam) The Jews.

£295


Are They Human?
London, Allen & Unwin, 1939.

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

Despite the worrying title, actually a defence of the Jewish people at the time of mounting anti-semitism in Europe, the title itself a play on another '30s publication, The English: are they Human by G.J. Renier.

£150



London, Collins Crime Club, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket,

The first edition of the Scottish author's first novel, featuring former CID detective David Stanners. Uncommon in the jacket.

£295


or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter
London, Rider, 1913.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

Irish author and paranormal investigator O'Donnell ponders on the zoomorphic role played by animal spirits and similar in the afterlife.

£150



London, Eveleigh Nash, 1911.

First edition. 8vo. Original purple cloth.

Irish author and paranormal investigator O'Donnell delves into various types of dreams and attempts to uncover their hidden meanings. He discusses the symbolism and oneirology of dream elements, exploring how dreams can offer insights into the subconscious mind, personal experiences, and even premonitions.

Weird & Supernatural

Pain (Barry) Stories in Grey

£495



London, T. Werner Laurie, [1911].

First edition. 8vo. Title printed in blue & black. Original green cloth blocked in black to upper cover and lettered in gilt to spine.

A collection of short stories by Pain, reflecting the darker side of his writing, which has resulted in a substantial legacy of supernatural, horror and weird fiction.

£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.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) Under the Sunset

£375



London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1882.

Second edition, first issue. 8vo. Original imitation cream vellum, lettered and stamped in red and gilt, edges gilt.

The scarce first issue of the second edition, the work having been published the previous year, but here furnished with new and revised illustrations. A collection of fantasy stories set in a magical land called the Land Under the Sunset, which is located beyond the horizon.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) Dracula

£750



New York, Grosset & Dunlap, [1930s].

Film tie-in edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket.

An important edition of Stoker's gothic masterpiece, tying in with the famous Bela Lugosi film.

£195



London, Longmans, 1960.

First edition. 8vo. Original grey boards. Dust-jacket, priced 16/-.

Storey's debut novel, a raw and powerful depiction of working-class life in Northern England which helped to usher in a new wave of realism in British literature, and cinema with Lindsay Anderson's 1963 film.

Weird & Supernatural

Sullivan (Alan) The Jade God

£250



London, Bles, 1924.

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

Scarce first edition of this weird & supernatural novel by Sullivan, centred on a jade god made by one Lung Sen which exerts a powerful influence over events, both strange and mysterious. The author incorporates telepathy and the atmosphere of the Far East.

£9,750



London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original green cloth blocked in black and gilt.

The scarce first UK edition of Jules Vernes' nautical sci-fi classic, following a professor and his companions as they embark on a dangerous journey aboard the technologically advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by the enigmatic Captain Nemo.

£175



London, John Hamilton, [1928].

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

An uncommon first edition, one of Hamilton's Sundial Editions. James Morgan Walsh (1897-1952) wrote crime thrillers with compelling spy and espionage elements.