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£750



London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1960.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original burgundy boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

Famous post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel by American author Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959. A Catholic monastery preserves the remnants of humanities scientific knowledge following a nuclear holocaust. Scarce.

£350



London, Dennis Dobson, 1968.

First edition. 4to. Original pictorial boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

Developed from a story by Milligan for a BBC short film (one of the Beeb's first television colour films).

£275

London, Harrap, 1939. First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, price from inside flap removed by clumsy tear. An uncommon dust-jacket by jacket legend Youngman Carter, in better condition than normally found.

£525



London, Methuen, July 1925.

Tenth edition, deluxe issue. 8vo. Original leather, gilt, gilt edges.

A wonderful, seemingly unread example of the deluxe leather-bound issue of the first title to feature Christopher Robin, originally published in November 1924.

£75



London, Michael Joseph, 1972.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £2.20.

Macabre May-Day rites in Norfolk...Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley investigates.

£3,750



London, Michael Joseph, 1936.

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

Murder mystery set amongst beautiful Oxfordshire villages. A genuinely nice copy.

£75



London, Michael Joseph, 1954.

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

The 27th title in Mitchell's long-running series featuring the psychoanalyst and amateur sleuth Mrs Bradley.

£60



London, Michael Joseph, 1978.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced £4.25.

Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley investigates in a crime thriller set in Cornwall.

£75



London, Michael Joseph, 1977.

First edition. 8vo. Original burgundy boards. Dust-jacket, priced £3.75.

A nice copy of this later Mrs Bradley title by "The Great Gladys".

£250



London, Michael Joseph, 1960.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 13s6d.

Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley is on the case in this tale of buried Roman treasure and murder.

£550



London, Sheed & Ward, 1935.

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

"In 1935, Mitchell's book Traveller in Time, set in Ireland in 1942, explores a fantastic development of the age of television in the context of Irish history. Colm MacColgan, her traveller, uses his invention of "Tempevision" to tune in to events at different times and places in the past, observing the impacts of the Irish around Europe and beyond." (Wikipedia)

£250

London, Macmillan and Co, 1940. First film tie-in edition.

£325



London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6 with 'reduced price' sticker to spine.

Cool jacket artwork graces this uncommon oriental thriller.

£95

First edition. London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son Limited, [1932] An attractive early jacketed work on aviation, in the rare dust-jacket.by Leslie Carr (more well-known perhaps for his depictions of locomotives).

£195


First edition.
London, Burke, 1962.

Uncommon in jacket.

£225



London, Faber, 1932.

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

A very good first edition of an intriguing sci-fi title with Christian apologetical overtones.

£85



London, Aldus Publications, 1949.

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

A tale of fatal attraction on Fleet Street. An uncommon imprint.

£150



London, Evans Brothers, 1951.

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

An accomplished police procedural, the first of only two novels featuring Detective Inspector Luccan of Scotland Yard.

£150



London, Sampson Low, Marston, 1949.

First edition. 8vo. 1p. advertisement. Original faux-morocco red cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 8s. 6d.

Vintage Morland, packed with thrills and told with easy humour.

£795


First edition.
London, Cassell, 1935.

The Phantom Gunman is the author’s first crime novel and imagines what would happen if Chicago gangsters were to come over to London. Features serial character Mrs Pym. Exceptionally scarce in a jacket

£575

First edition. London, Methuen 1922 A Hubin listed mystery in the very elusive jacket which has some visual similarity to the jacket design of ‘Mysterious Affair at Styles’, Agatha Christie’s first novel, published two years earlier. John Moroso was a New York based writer who contributed to various publications in the 1910s and 1920s and also wrote a story about life in an east side New York City ghetto titled The Stumbling Herd, which was made into a silent film in 1926

£95



London, Hammond & Hammond, 1953.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original burgundy boards. Dust-jacket, priced 10s6d.

The first UK edition, drawing on the author's own experiences on the US Navy. Morris would subsequently work for the CIA in anti-espionage work, before garnering more fame as the author of the first truly modern history of the Anglo-Zulu war.

£975



London, Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1894.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

An excellent first edition of this collection of detective stories by Arthur Morrison, featuring the titular Martin Hewitt, a private detective who uses his powers of observation and deduction to solve crimes. A Queen's Quorum Cornerstone.

£375


and other stories
[Nigeria], Western Region, Ibadan, Ministry of Education, [1961].

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

The scarce second collection of stories by South African writer, educationalist, artist and activist Mphahlele, celebrated as the Father of African Humanism and considered one of the founding figures of modern African literature. The collection was printed in Nigeria, where Mphahlele had taken refuge in 1957, and features several of most important stories, including the title story and 'We'll Have Dinner at Eight'.

£95



London, Faber & Faber, 1959.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth lettered in white to spine. Dust-jacket.

An autobiographical recounting of the author's first-hand experiences of apartheid in South Africa.

£250



London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1925].

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

An uncommon edition in the original dust-jacket, with incorporates attractive artwork by Ellen Edwards. The book was transferred to the silent screen in the same year, starring Leatrice Joy.

£195



New York, Appleton-Century, 1932.

First edition. 8vo. Original yellow pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced $2.00.

One of the few Mundy titles to be serialised after publication in book-form. A Criminal Investigation Division of India caper, featuring Chullunder Ghose, and a Thuggee sect.

Talbot Mundy was an English writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the 'Jimgrim' series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines.

£250



New York, Appleton-Century, 1935.

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

"Perhaps the most intensely mythic and symbolic of all Mundy's work." (Taves, Philosophy Into Popular Fiction: Talbot Mundy and The Theosophical Society)

Talbot Mundy was an English writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the 'Jimgrim' series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines.

£395



London, Chatto & Windus, 1956.

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

An attractive first edition of the author's second novel, in the wonderful Edward Bawden dust-jacket.

£120



London [&c.], A. & C. Black, 1921.

First edition. Small 8vo. Colour plates. Original boards with onlaid colour pictorial title to upper cover. Dust-jacket, with price-sticker 6d to upper panel.

An excellent copy of this little book recounting the adventures of Laura the tarantula, extremely unusual in the original jacket and in such condition.

£250

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

War, Invasion & Spy

Neumann (Alfred) The Hero

£95



London, Martin Secker, October 1931.

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

Wonderful jacket artwork on this story of a political assassin during the few days before the shooting of a Minister of State.

£100


and other Tales of the East.
London, Heath Cranton, [1925].

First edition, first impression, signed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Colour plates. Original brown cloth blocked in red.

Oriental tales in the spirit of The Arabian Nights, with five four-colour plates. The author has inscribed the front free endpaper 'to George & Edith Kydd', dated 1927.

£375

First edition, Lovat Dickinson, 1937. A scarce memoir of the Spanish Civil War from the American-born novelist, Helen Nicholson (Baroness de Zglinitzki), who was caught up in the conflict while visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Granada. Nicholson and her family were unabashedly supportive of Franco and the Nationalist. Rare in this condition and with the added association of being inscribed by the author’s daughter in the year of publication

£225


A Yarn of the Papuan Gulf
London, Ward & Downey, 1888.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth.

A very nice first edition of the scarce first book by this well-known author & artist, best remembered for his ghost stories and weird fiction. Nisbet was born in Scotland, but moved to Australia at the age of 15, with many of his works based on or inspired by his travels in that region of the world.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Nisbet (Hume) Ashes:

£875


A Tale of Two Spheres
London, Authors' Co-operative Publishing, 1892.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

Classic Victorian sci-fi, the story of a young man transported to another planet, where he meets and fall in love with a beautiful woman only to have their relationship threatened by an evil sorcerer. The spheres, Earth is a world of war and poverty, while the other Aethasia is a world of peace and prosperity.

£2,500


or, Free-Trade in Souls. A Romance of the "Golden" Age
London, H.J. Gibbs, 1850.

First edition. 8vo. Later plain cloth.

Rare. 'North's The City of the Jugglers or, Free Trade in Souls, a satire and fantasia on the stock market frenzies of Britain in the late 1840s with a side-trip to the 1848 Revolution in Hungary, is one of the most original novels of the mid-Victorian period, but it is also the most elusive book by one of the nineteenth-century's most elusive authors. Frederick Bellew's frontispiece engraving is apparently the only known portrait of the book's author' (University of South Carolina's introduction to their edition).

£250



London, Hutchinson, 1961.

First edition. 8vo. Original black boards. Dust-jacket, priced 16s.

The first novel by Nigerian author Onoura Nzekwu, later republished by Heinemann as part of the important African Writers Series. The novel has been compared to Achebe's No Longer at Ease.

£425

First edition.
London. Neville Spearman, 1957
A well regarded collection of short stories mainly set in the American South and most of them among poor people. The short story that gives the book refers to statues popular in the Jim Crow-era Southern United States, depicting grotesque minstrel-like characters.

£275



London, Longmans, 1960.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original orange boards. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 16/-.

One of only two novels written by this all-too-often over-looked American author, more prolific as an author of short stories. Crammed full of overwhelming religious themes and dark imagery, the work is one of the best examples of the "Southern Gothic" subgenre.

£295


or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter
London, Rider, 1913.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

Irish author and paranormal investigator O'Donnell ponders on the zoomorphic role played by animal spirits and similar in the afterlife.

£1,250



London, Denis Archer, [1932].

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

Sinisterly appealing jacket artwork graces this scarce first edition in jacket; classic horror stuff, with a clergyman possessed by the devil. Genuinely rare.