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First edition, inscribed by the author on the frontispiece.
London. Lincoln Williams, 1935
According to the Bear Alley blog the book is listed in the English Catalogue of Books as having appeared in February 1935 and it was listed under the pen-name "Trill". The publisher Lincoln Williams went into administration in July 1935 so the book probably wasn’t reprinted. Trill was a pen name for Harry C. Liebart according to Hubin. Very scarce in a jacket.


First edition.
London & Edinburgh. W & R Chambers, 1909
A very good plus copy of this attractive and collectible Edwardian juvenile interplanetary novel.


First UK edition.
London. Hodder & Stoughton, 1931
The story concerns Geraldi, a modern Robin Hood and Louise Asprey whose father is in hiding from the police after a murder he committed in self-defence. Rare title by Brand especially so with the jacket in such collectible condition.


First edition, in the original very scarce pictorial dust-jacket.
London. Heinemann, 1915
An excellent example of this collection of stories, some of them supernatural, most satirical, including the title-tale recounting the adventures of an elephant that travels first class on ship to New York, attended by an attractive private nurse. Listed in Bleiler.


Chatto & Windus, London, 1929 first edition  


First UK edition. London. Heinemann, 1937 Crime novel about small-time bank robbers, best known perhaps as the basis for the 1948 film They Live By Night, starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell. A 1974 Robert Altman film, starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall used the original title but deviated further from the original novel. In a 1974 review of a paperback reissue, The New York Times wrote that "nothing in the book has been diminished by time, including the sentiment of a bank robber named TDub Masefeld that bankers are 'thieves just like us.'"


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.


Hutchinson, London 1926 8 thousandth edition


early impression (stating '7th thousand' on title), contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, original green cloth, dust-jacket with price-sticker 2/- on spine, some minor rubbing, 8vo, Skeffington, [1932].


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1930. One of the wonderful BBC Handbooks, in attractive dust-jacket.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1931. One of the wonderful BBC Handbooks, in attractive dust-jacket.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1932. One of the wonderful BBC Handbooks, in attractive dust-jacket.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1933. One of the wonderful BBC Handbooks, in attractive dust-jacket.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1928. The first of the wonderfully evocative BBC Handbooks, in clever E McKnight Kauffer dust-jacket.


First edition. London, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1929. The second of the splendidly evocative BBC Handbooks, in clever E McKnight Kauffer dust-jacket.


C. Arthur Pearson, London, 1923 [but later] Early issue of this weird title by Christopher Beck (a.k.a. T.C. Bridges), prolific author of boys' fiction from 1899 onwards.


First UK edition, Faber, 1936. Hans Schindler Bellamy (1901-1982) was a populariser of the unorthodox "Glazial-Kosmogonie" or "World Ice Theory" of the Austrian cosmologist Hans Hörbiger. Unfortunately, following his death his theories were embraced by the German far right and incorporated into National Socialism as a rejection of "Jewish" science. In this volume Bellamy describes Hoerbiger's theory in detail, and its application to world myths, and his subsequent books develop the theory in light of the Bible, the Atlantis myth, and the Tiahuanaco ruins.


Stories of Several Worlds. First edition, Heinemann, 1938.


early issue (stating 7th Thousand on title), some minor spotting, original red cloth, dust-jacket, some minor chipping to edges but overall a very good example, publisher's price sticker on spine, 8vo, Skeffington, [c.1930].


First edition, Heinemann, 1900. A pleasing first edition of this early novel by the creator of Mapp and Lucia.


First UK edition, Collins, 1926. A jazz age title about a novelist, Henry Blackstone ‘who has never attained the wide popularity to which his gifts entitle him’ whose travails make him ‘vulnerable to, and ripe for the crisis which comes when he meets Mrs Thurlow’.


First edition.
New York Doubleday, 1932
A rare golden age title featuring Roger Sheringham, one of Berkeley’s serial detectives. Roger and Molly Dane have something of a surprise in their new house. When Roger explores the basement on return from their honeymoon, he discovers something odd with the flooring. Hoping to find buried treasure, he digs up the body of a woman instead.


All of Berrow’s pre war titles are notoriously scarce in dustjacket. London, Ward Lock,


First edition, Macmillan, 1913. Author’s presentation copy to Louis Parker. Louis Napoleon Parker was an English dramatist, composer and translator. Signed ‘from AB (author)’ on front end paper. Very rare survival in a jacket especially inscribed.


First edition.
London, Eveleigh Nash, 1906
Blackwood’s first collection of supernatural stories contains several tales based upon his personal experiences in North America. It is now regarded as one of the classics of the genre. Rare.


First edition. A key title for Blyton collectors.
London, Methuen, 1946
A very attractive copy of the first book in the Malory Tower series.


First edition, signed presentation inscription from the author.
London. Chatto & Windus, 1900
A sharp and excellent copy of a rare book that rarely turns up in collectible condition, especially signed from the author.


London, Herbert Jenkins, 1932.  

£85 £60

Michael Joseph, London, 1950
first edition

The first of the Inspector Chucky titles.


(A Detective-Inspector McCarthy Yarn of the Crisis Year). First Edition. Wright & Brown, n.d. [c.1942].


(A Detective-Inspector McCarthy Yarn). First Edition. Wright & Brown, n.d. [c.1941].


First edition.
London, Wright & Brown, [1942]
Gordon Brandon, also known as John G Brandon had two main series characters. Arthur Stukeley Pennington and Inspector Aloysius McCarthy who features in The Transport Murders

Detective Fiction

Brown (Alec) A Time to Kill.


First edition.
London. Cape, 1930
Contains two short novels both with murder at their core. Rare in dust-jacket.


First edition, first impression, publisher's presentation copy.
London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1902
An early collection of weird and supernatural short stories many of them set in Scotland.


Second English edition.
London. Richard Bentley, 1850
A very handsome copy of Calmet's influential work on angels, demons, spirits and vampires, originally published in French in 1746, first appeared in an anonymous English translation in 1759. This translation is taken from the two volume 1751 third edition, a much expanded and revised version, and the last to be corrected by Calmet himself. This is the second English edition and is rarely encountered in original binding.


First edition.
London. Hamish Hamilton, 1943