Mid April 2024

£70



London, Jonathan Cape, 1981.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale brown boards. Dust-jacket, priced £6.50.

An attractive first edition of this ecological disaster/post-apocalyptic novel from Ballard.

£125



London, Collins, 1953.

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

The author's first book; a classic murder mystery which will keep you guessing until the final pages.

£125



London, Frederick Muller, 1934.

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

Attractive jacket artwork on this uncommon, and untypical, detective fiction title.

£225



London, Alston Rivers, [1932].

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

"This thrilling novel deals with the ever threatening Red Menace..." (jacket blurb).

£125



London, Francis Aldor, [1946].

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

"Miss Fenisong knows her New York backgrounds very well, as she shows in this exciting story of what happened in Brooklyn Heights when the family from Gramercy Park moved over." (jacket blurb)

£195



London, Ward Lock, 1937.

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

An attractive 'thirties title, involving cheque-book fraud.

£125



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1940.

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

Excellent jacket artwork, especially for dog lovers.

£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.

£75



London, Harrap, 1935.

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

Attractive jacket artwork on this early printing by prolific author Graeme, originally published in 1926.

£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)

£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.

£175



Leicester, Brockhampton, 1965.

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

Biggles and the team are stuck in the Sahara trying to track down a missing archaeologist.

£125



Leicester, Brockhampton, 1964.

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

Eight Biggles stories with a detective fiction theme.

£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.

£95



London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered & ruled in gilt. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

A mock-heroic autobiography addressed to the author's son, recounting tales of adventure and derring-do in post-War Russia and Eastern Europe.

£75



Durban, The Knox Publishing Company, 1944.

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

"An enchanting tale of Matambo, a hero of the Matabele people..." (jacket blurb). Scarce.

£125


...With a Chapter by Major B. Baden-Powell
London, "The Car Illustrated", 1907.

First edition. 8vo. Original sage pictorial cloth, priced 1/6.

Charting the evolution of aviation from the Montgolfier brothers' inaugural 1783 balloon flight through the era of airships and early powered aircraft, spotlighting pioneers like the Wright brothers and examining aviation's societal impact.

£250


A Guide for the Amateur
London, OUP, 1936.

First edition. 8vo. Original brown pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket.

An attractive work on the evolving technology of television.

£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.

£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.

£225



London, Gollancz, 1931.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in orange to spine.

Sayers' sixth work featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, published in the US as Suspicious Characters. Murder among a community of artists in Galloway, Scotland.

£125



London, George Allen & Unwin, 1932.

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

The Count was a member of the ancient Sforza dynasty, descendant from a branch of the Dukes of Milan, and related to the Pallavicini family as well as other Italian families such as the Medici and Orsini.

£125



London, John Long, 1935.

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Advertisements dated Summer 1935 at rear. Original dark cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

Attractive first edition, inscribed by the author 'To Nelly "Kelly" Boyce from Andrew Soutar 1935'.

Detective Fiction

Thynne (Molly) The Red Dwarf

£225



London, Nelson, 1928.

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

Scarce detective fiction title, in attractive Abbey jacket.

£195



London, Grayson & Grayson, 1932.

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

An excellent example of this highly attractive jacket; uncommon detective fiction title.

£575



London, Raphael Tuck, [c.1906].

No. 6256. 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards.

An attractive edition of this insight into the mind of Louis Wain, who recently enjoyed a cinematic representation courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch, in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.