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London, Sampson Low, [c.1898].

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

An attractive early edition of this classic adventure tale by Verne, originally published in English in 1895.


London, Sampson Low, 1878.

First UK edition. Publisher's catalogue at end. 8vo. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt & black.

The first edition in English of Verne's sci-fi classic of a comet's collision with the earth which bears away part of the planet, and its inhabitants. This translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. The translation was made from the serial version of the novel, published January to December 1877.


London, George Routledge, 1887.

8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

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


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

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

Early jacketed edition.


Translated by Henry Frith
London, Routledge, [1920s].

8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket.

A really nice 'twenties edition of Jules Verne's classic recounting of the adventures of Phileas Fogg, the scarce jacket admirably preserving the book beneath, seemingly at little personal cost.


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.


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.


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


London, Jenkins, [1921].

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

An early dust-jacket, with wonderful jacket artwork.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Detective Fiction

Wade (Henry) A Dying Fall


London, Constable, 1955.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10s6.

Equestrian murder mystery.

Modern Literature

Wadsley (Olive) Racing Pace


London, Cassell, 1933.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 3/6.

A yearning for 'volcanic love' sees Veronica Manners travelling to South America, in this pleasingly jacketed first edition.


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.


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".


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.


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.'


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" 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.