Mid-Feb 24

£250


The Interpretation
[London], J. Burns, [1889].

Sole issue. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

An attractive and scarce little work relating to Rider Haggard's masterpiece of fantastical fiction.

£85



London, Jarrolds, 1957.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 18s.

A motorcycle tour through Switzerland and Italy to the continent of Africa.

£75



London, Chatto & Windus, 1943.

First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5s.

A very good first edition of this post-war prediction that seeks to outline the difficulties Europe in particular faces once the Second World War is over.

£75



London, John Gifford, 1976.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced £2.50.

A British travel group is stranded in France when the tour conductor is shot, and the bus driver is accused of murder. Luckily, Inspector Littlejohn is holidaying nearby and is on hand, both to interpret the annoyed tourists and to solve a baffling double crime.

£195



London, John Gifford, [1949].

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

An Inspector Littlejohn story.

£150



London, Lutterworth Press, 1947.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale brown cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 6s.

Lovely wrap-around jacket artwork on this lesser-known Blyton tale about an interfering aunt.

£1,750



New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.

First edition (stated on copyright page). 8vo. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

The first edition of this classic of US crime literature, widely recognised as an outstanding novel of the 20th century. The jacket is price-clipped, but the titles listed on the back panel conform to the first printing, and the inside front flap includes the disclaimer about no cheaper printings being issued before Spring 1935.

£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.

Modern Literature

Conquest (Joan) Veiled Lover

£150



London, Jarrolds, [1938].

First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Dust-jacket, later issue ('7th thousand') priced 2/6.

Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Great jacket artwork.

£125



London, Warne, [1931].

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

The Story of Electrical Communications.

£95



Whistable, Oyster Press, 1994.

First edition. One of 500 numbered copies. Original blue boards. Dust-jacket.

A fine copy of this limited edition autobiographical fantasy by renowned actor Peter Cushing, published shortly before he passed away.

£85



London, John Long, 1938.

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

The author's first novel, a tale of a neglected housewife and her internal struggle with making the right choice when tempted by an affair.

£150



London, Jonathan Cape, 1963.

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards with black 'rubber stamp' to upper cover. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

A very good first edition of the second 'Harry Palmer' spy novel (although the character is never named in the books), that began with The IPCRESS File (1962).

£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.

£750


and other fairy tales from the old French
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

First Dulac edition. Deluxe issue, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by the artist. 4to. Original brown morocco gilt.

A handsome copy of the superior issue of Dulac's rendering of these fairy tale classics.

£75



London, Nicholson & Watson, 1939.

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

Attractive jacket artwork on this uncommon first edition about the divisive effect a legacy gift has on a town.

£195



London, Faber & Faber, 1935.

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

22 murder stories that only appeared in periodical form before.

£750



London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1929].

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

A collection of Farnol's shorter fiction, including the tale 'Black coffee' with it is Ancient Egyptian themes. A popular author for weird & supernatural anthologies. Scarce in the jacket. Stories featured:

The Shadow.--Captain Hector.--Retribution.--The heir.--Black coffee.--Upon a day.--A boy and the man.--An episode.--Jasper Railton.--The cupboard.--Fortune's fool.--A change of mind.--Journey's end.--The great quietude.--Sir Pertolepe the Red.--The divine Phyllidia.--A woman's reason.

£275

London, Jonathan Cape, 1965. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original plain black boards. Dust-jacket, priced 18s. A very decent first edition of the last full-length James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, in the plain second state boards. Under the heat of the Caribbean sun, Bond faces a seemingly impossible task: win a duel against Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun, and regain M's trust.

£50



London, Pan, 1967.

First Pan edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, priced 3/6.

Set apart from the other books in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, The Spy Who Loved Me is told from the perspective of a femme fatale in the making, Vivienne Michel.

War, Invasion & Spy

Fleming (Ian) Thrilling Cities

£195



London, Jonathan Cape, 1963.

First edition. Small 4to. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jacket, priced 30s.

An attractive first edition of Bond-creator Fleming's adventure-charged visit to the world's most exciting, exotic and sinful cities. Includes snapshots of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York and Monte Carlo.

£75



London, Boardman, 1939.

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

Redhead reporter Rufus Reed and editor Asaph Clume at their finest, plus excellent jacket artwork.

£135



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936.

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

A very good first UK edition of one of Zane Grey's popular westerns.

£75



New York, Knopf, 1945.

7th Pocket Books edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. Pictorial dust-jacket.

An attractive paperback edition of this classic of this hard-boiled detective novel.

Modern Literature

Jones (Idwal) Steel Chips

£85



London, Alfred A. Knopf, 1930.

First UK edition (on US sheets). 8vo. Original grey boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

A socialist novel set in the fictionally titled " Atlas Iron Works". Uncommon.

£250



London, Jonathan Cape, 1935.

First trade edition. Small 4to. Original brown buckram. Dust-jacket.

The first trade edition of Lawrence's famous account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. A unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

£60



London, Michael Joseph, 1955.

First edition. 8vo. Original black cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10s6d.

One of a series of crime thrillers by journalist, author and war correspondent Macdonald Hastings.

£85


Translated from the Spanish by Vivian Verst
London, Stanley Paul, [1926].

First English edition. 8vo. Original pale yellow cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

A vivid account of Madrid society life, a bestseller in Spain upon publication.

£150



London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, [1888].

First UK edition. 8vo. Original pictorial teal cloth decorated in black, silver and gold.

Set in Germany, Otto of the Silver Hand was one of the first historical novels written for children by an American, influencing many later historical novels for children.

£250


or, The Phantom Mines
London, Vizetelly, 1887.

First edition. 8vo. Original printed stiff card wrappers, priced one shilling.

A scarce little parody of H. Rider Haggard's fantastical works, particularly uncommon thus in the original wrappers.

£125


more uncensored celebrities
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1919.

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

A stunning, sharp example of this 1919 publication, by the editor of John Bull magazine and wrote a number of biographies of British political figures and celebrities.

£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.

£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.

£95



London, Lincoln Williams, [1934].

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

"The discovery of his wife's unchastity provides the shock which sends him questing backwards, seeking to revive his dead illusions". Nice jacket artwork.

£3,950



London, Griffith & Farran, 1872.

First English edition in book form. 8vo. Original dark green cloth blocked in black & gilt.

A very good example of this rare first edition in English of Verne's sci-fi classic.

Victorian Literature

Verne (Jules) Foundling Mick

£650


(P'tit Bonhomme)
London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, n.d. [c.1900].

'New and Cheaper Edition'. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

A heart-warming story of a young Irish orphan's trials and tribulations in the late 19th century.

£695



London, George Routledge and Sons, 1887.

Early wrappered edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers, numbered 255 to spine.

£85



London, George Allen & Unwin, 1962.

First edition. 8vo. Original patterned wrappers.

An excellent insight into food and diets in Nigeria, written by the then Inspector of Education (Home Economics). Uncommon.

£85


A Novel in Three Episodes
London, The Labour Publishing Company, 1924.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Dust-jacket,

A romance set against the backdrop of the 18th & 19th century 'Enclosure Acts', and the Peterloo massacre. Wilson was a prolific author who had enjoyed literary success since 1900, as well as some controversy for her 1916 Sci-Fi book, The Last Weapon, A Vision, the anti-war sentiment contained within resulting in the book being banned. Wilson was a founding member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.