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£750



London, George Routledge, 1887.

8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

A rare, very good example of this sixpence "pulp" edition of Verne's SciFi classic.

£75


Courier of the Czar
London, Sampson Low, Marston, n.d..

8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5/-.

Early jacketed edition.

£75


The Final Adventure of the Swiss Family Robinson
London, Sampson Low, Marston, n.d..

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

A decent early jacketed edition of this extension to the adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson.

£1,350



London, Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington, 1887.

First English edition. 8vo. Plates; 1p. advertisement and 32pp. publisher's catalogue (correctly dated October 1886). Original pictorial pale blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in brown & white, gilt edges.

A bright and clean first UK edition of this classic sci-fi yarn by French maestro Jules Verne, originally published in France as Robur-le-Conquérant. The story was made into a 1961 movie, Master of the World, with Vincent Price as Robur.

£250

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

£175



London, Jenkins, [1921].

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial boards. Dust-jacket, priced 2/.

An early dust-jacket, with wonderful jacket artwork.

£225



London, Herbert Jenkins, [1942].

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

A striking first edition of this romantic, behind-the-scenes thriller of the Secret Service by a prolific author.

£395



London, Stanley Paul, [1934].

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's compliments stamp to title; advertisements. Original black cloth lettered in red. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

All of the first editions by this author of crime fiction appear to be scarce - despite the wear to the jacket this is an attractive example, with a visually compelling jacket design.

£150



London, Ward Lock, 1934,

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

Evelyn Charles Henry Vivian was the pseudonym of Charles Henry Cannell, a British editor and writer of fantasy, supernatural and detective novels and stories who also wrote using the name Jack Mann.

A Hubin-title featuring Inspector Head.

Rare in d/w.

£225


Translated from the German by Huntley Paterson.
London, Harrap, 1931.

First UK edition, second impression. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

A superb copy of this gripping first-hand account of the German Zeppelin raids on England during the Second World War.

£500


Told by Kitty Cat
London, C.W. Faulkner, [1920].

First edition. Small folio (280 x 180 mm.). Original stapled wrappers with onlaid colour illustration.

A nice copy of this uncommon Louis Wain title, following Mother Tabby's kittens as they go to school and return home, and the games they play.

£325


a Book of Ghost Stories
London, Philip Allan, 1928.

First edition. 8vo. Woodcut device to title. Original black cloth.

A solid first edition of this collection of tales by a well-respected author, including his celebrated black magic yarn 'He cometh and he Passeth by'; Bleiler called these "excellent stories".

£95


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London, Readers Library 'Crime Series', [1929].

First edition. Small 8vo. Original gilt-tooled red cloth. Dust-jacket.

An attractive copy and edition of these two Wallace tales, here published in book-form for the first time. Although attached to the Readers Library Crime Series, the first tale is decidedly Science Fiction. Uncommon thus.

£525

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [c.1926]. Early H&S edition. Signed & inscribed by the author. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Wonderfully inscribed edition of this title, originally published in 1917. Inscribed by the author: 'It is much easier to write books than inscriptions! The chief interest I have in "The Clue of the Twisted Candle" is that I used to think it was the best mystery story I had ever written.'

£250



London, Collins Crime Club, 1931

First edition. 8vo. 2pp. advertisements. Original dark orange cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket spine priced 3/6, with further 1/- sticker.

'The name "Charles Pearce"...to whisper it after dark is to start a horde of wild imagings...all that makes the flesh creep and the hair stand on end...a repulsive creature to look upon; a colossal braggart; a gifted musician; a murderer - a dwarf in stature and a Samson in strength; the perfect burglar; and a man with an irresistible attraction for women...' (publisher's blurb).

A very good first edition in early issue jacket with the sinister artwork by V. Asta bright and clean to upper panel.

£450



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1926].

First edition. 8vo. 8pp. advertisements at end. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 7/6.

A rare book in the original first issue dust-jacket, with striking artwork.

Detective Fiction

Wallace (Edgar) White Face

£95

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [c.1930]. Early reprint. 8vo. Original yellow cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 3/6. A very good early printing of this key title by Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace, aka The King of Mystery Fiction.

£95



London, Columbine, [1939].

First edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, overlaid price of 5/- on spine and lower panel.

Aviation thriller about a missing bomber; the jacket extolls the author's virtues enthusiastically, but nevertheless this is the only title we can locate by this author.

£395

First edition.
London. Jarrolds, 1932
A very scarce locked room mystery interestingly not noted by Bob Adey in his seminal bibliography of Locked Room Murders. James Harold Wallis (1885-1958) was the author of a series of novels featuring New York detective Inspector Wilton Jacks.

£695



London &c., Cassell, 1915.

First edition, blind-stamped 'presentation copy' on the title-page. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in pale gilt. Dust-jacket.

The author's first published story collection, featuring nine tales, some with a supernatural theme. Extremely scarce in the original pictorial dust-jacket, with adverts for Cassell's Autumn Novels on the inner flaps.

War, Invasion & Spy

Walsh (J.M.) Death at his Elbow

£195

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

£350


and other Fantasies and Stories
London, Francis Griffiths, 1901.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth.

An uncommon collection of short stories by a relatively obscure imprint, many of a magical or mysterious bent; the title tale is one of a dual existence, topical today perhaps given the talk of an avatar driven metaverse...

War, Invasion & Spy

Waring (D.G.) Hatred Therewith

£95

First edition, John Long Ltd, [1942]. 'A thrilling spy story of a Nazi conspiracy'

£375

First edition, signed presentation copy.
London. Collins, 1941
Author’s first novel. Hubin listed. Set in the murky world of London nightclubs and narrated by Jimmy, a smart young policeman who loses his heart to Anna, a cabaret dancer. James Warren was the pseudonym of Robert Brendon, a British writer. Inscribed on the title-page.

Weird & Supernatural

Watson (Frederick) Mr Kello

£95

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

War, Invasion & Spy

Waugh (Evelyn) Men at Arms

£195



London, Chapman & Hall, 1952.

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

A very good first edition of the first book in Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy, loosely based on the author's own war-time experiences.

£100



London, Chapman & Hall, 1955.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 12s.6.

A very good first edition of the second book in Waughs' Sword of Honour trilogy, loosed derived from the author's own wartime experiences.

£160



London & New York, Harper, 1900.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth blocked in gilt.

A decent H.G. Wells first edition. Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement.

£195


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.

£295



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934.

First edition, reprint. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, with price sticker 2/6.

A darn decent copy of this difficult title to find in a contemporary jacket.

£695



London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935.

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

A very good first edition of one the of later, stand-alone titles by this crime writer.

War, Invasion & Spy

Wheatley (Dennis) Contraband

£875

London, Hutchinson, 1936. First edition. Signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6. A rare 'thirties Wheatley first edition, enhanced further by the inscription from the author, 'To Mr E.W. Sheppard With the best of good wishes from his friend Dennis Wheatley'. Sheppard could possibly by the military historian, who was certainly writing around the same time.

£175

First edition, Huchinson, [1943]. A rare collection of short stories, particularly scarce in the dust-jacket.

£375

First edition, [1942]. A collection of Wheatley's short stories, rare in the dust-jacket. Included with this is a signed photograph of the German singer & actress Renate Müller (1906-1937), who was the inspiration for the Wheatley short story 'Espionage'. A tragic life cut short on the back of a blossoming career, either being murdered by the Gestapo or intimidated by them sufficiently that she seemingly took her own life. The story and a short discussion of the incident involved are included in this collection.

£195


First edition.
London, Hutchinson, 1948.

A pleasing copy of one of Wheatley’s most famous titles and surprisingly uncommon in the wonderfully grotesque wrapper.

£250



London, Hutchinson, 1941.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 9/6.

The second of three novels by Wheatley featuring Julian Day.