Recent Acquisitions


First edition. Includes stories by, E.S. Knights, Hester Gorst, Elliott O'Donnell, John Ratho, Charles Lloyd and others. London, Philip Allan, 1933 In our experience the most elusive of the Creeps series with no copies currently for sale online.


First edition.
London, John Lane. The Bodley Head, 1928
A scarce novel of fantasy involving the supernatural and the devil. No copies on line.


First edition. Author’s first novel.
London, Constable, 1935
This is an exceptional novel about ordinary people. Each of the central characters lives in the same tenement building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, an area inhabited by Jewish immigrants. Rare in d/w.


First edition. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd 1925


First edition. Collection of eighteen stories.
London, Longmans, 1930
"Short stories with an Egyptian setting, some of which are fantasy and weird, and some at least of which first appeared in magazines under the pen name of 'Abu Nadaar' ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 161. The title story was reprinted in POWERS OF DARKNESS (1934), one of Philip Allan's anthologies in the "Creeps" series. Rare in d/w


First edition. London, Heinemann, 1928 Fifteen episodes of crimes studied by Rowland Hern and his Watson-like unnamed narrator with strong supernatural content.

Detective Fiction

Remenham (John) Arsenic


Rare crime title, all other copies I have seen of this title are described as ‘7th Thousand’.
London, Skeffington, [1930 according to COPAC]
Reasonable to assume this was a publisher gimmick to show titles were popular.

Weird & Supernatural

Sinclair (May) Uncanny Stories


Third edition.
London, Hutchinson, Not dated but likely to have been published in the 1920's.
Illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. Uncanny Tales was first published in the UK in 1923. An important collection of supernatural


Tales of Thrill
and Horror Selected and Arranged By Christine Campbell Thomson. First edition. London, Selwyn & Blount, [1933] This is No 9 in the Famous Not At Night Series of books.


First edition, 2 volumes,
London, Sampson Low, 1888
A Haggardesque tale written in collaboration with a female novelist presumably drawing on Thomson’s own experiences in Central and Eastern Africa. Thomson was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Ulu is his only work of fiction and very rare in commerce.


Early edition, Likely rebound copy of original paperback edition and rare as such.
London, Ward Lock and Tyler, 1876


Likely rebound copy of original paperback edition
London, Sampson Low, 1876
Author's Illustrated Edition


A real curiosity for Verne collectors. A key title with each volume issued by a different publisher.
London, Ward Lock (vol 1) Sampson Low (vol 2) 1876

War, Invasion & Spy

Walsh (J.M.) Death at his Elbow


First edition. A very attractive example with jacket design by Abbey.
London, Collins, 1941
A typical espionage title set in Istanbul by James Morgan Walsh, born 1897 to 1952, also wrote as H. Haverstock Hill, Stephen Maddock, George M. White. He was born in Australia and came to England in 1925. The majority of his work leans towards spy and adventure rather than pure detective fiction

Weird & Supernatural

Watson (Frederick) Mr Kello


Second edition. First published in 1924, a Scottish historical novel involving witchcraft. Uncommon.
London, George Harrap, 1931


London, WM. Collins Sons & Co, Ltd By The London Book Co. Ltd., [1934]
A film tie in Issued around the same time of the release of the film adaptation of The Invisible Man which was filmed by Universal Pictures Ltd. Uncommon in wrapper.


First edition. Sequel to Pulitzer Prize winner, The Mclaughlins’ - difficult in d/w
London, Cassell, 1936
The story begins 6 months after the end of the first novel in December 1868. Two men have been found lynched. The story follows the attempts of the community to bring their murderers to justice, intertwined with the stories of Willy and his sister Jean and their reactions to the community's thirst for justice.

War, Invasion & Spy

Wren (P.C.) Flawed Blades


First edition. Foreign Legion short stories.
London, John Murray, 1933
A fine first English edition of this compilation of Foreign Legion stories by the author of Beau Geste (1924), in the fabulous Art Deco design correctly priced at 7/6 on front flap. 'Very many of these men are examples of the "flawed blades" that have snapped, leaving little but the sheath that once contained the sword - spirits that have broken, leaving only a weary body.' (dust-jacket).