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£650

First edition.
London. Grant Richards, 1923
A lost race novel in which a lost heiress takes over an African tribe. Very scarce in wrapper.

Weird & Supernatural

Sinclair (May) Uncanny Stories

£525

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

£195


First edition.
London, Rider, [1942].

Lewis Spence wrote extensively about Atlantis and this title was published during the excesses of the Nazis approaching the subject from the perspective of an occultist who ‘probes beneath the surface and exposes subterranean influences and activities at work bringing about crises and catastrophes’ A rare title in jacket.

£175

First edition.
London, 1937
a tale about the seething money markets of the City.

£325

First edition.
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1935
There is a skeleton in John Alloway’s cupboard that not even his wife knows about until Beryl Brady - the eponymous Gangster’s girl - arrives from New York with the key. Richard Essex (1878-1968) pseudonym of Richard Starr. English author, who wrote stories for the influential paper The Thriller which were recycled as novels. The serial character in the mysteries written under his pseudonym is always Jack Slade of Scotland Yard, formerly John Darrell MP, who drifted into the police force as a road from shame. His recurring adversary is the master-crook Lessinger. The novels written under his real name Richard Starr - such as this one- have no serial characters.

£100

London, Chatto & Windus, 1925. A collection of tales published posthumously, first in 1905. Includes The Body Snatcher, centred around the time of Burke & Hare's exploits.

Horror & Gothic

Stoker (Bram) Dracula.

£375


First Rider edition, first impression.
London, Rider, 1912.

9th edition of Dracula, but the first to be published by Rider, with a completely reset text, after the various issues and editions by Constable (see Dalby p.28). 4 page publishers catalogue at rear.

£325


First edition, fifth impression.
London, Routledge, [1915].

The book was first published in April 1914 and went through three impressions in 1914 and ten more in the next twenty years (Dalby p67) Copies usually turn up with significant faults so a early edition in this condition is rare

£495

First edition.
London. Collins, 1938
Fourth novel to feature photographer and detective Barney Gantt. Gantt finds his most elusive subject, camera-shy millionaire Jesse Jordon, dead and gets mixed up with the most obvious suspect.

£250

First edition. London. Wright & Brown, 1935 Set in Burma, the story concerns the British manager of the ruby mines of Mogok has been away, attempting to track down a leopard that had been attacking livestock. He returns to discover his stand-in at the office lying dead on the floor, the safe door open and its contents stolen. Very scarce in jacket.

£525

An Asey Mayo Mystery. First UK edition.
London. Collins, 1938
The first novel by the author to be published by Collins Crime Club. Featuring Taylor’s 'Codfish Sherlock' detective, Asey Mayo, introduced in The Cape Cod Mystery (1931). Very scarce in the dust-jacket.

£375

London, Columbine Publishing Co, 1939. The world-renowned detective Grant Rushton takes on his most sinister foe yet, High Priestess of the terrible cult of the Voodoo, Marie Galante.

£275

First edition. Rare in d/w.
London, Knopf, 1927
An important WW1 novel which is a fictionalized account of events in Mesopotamia in 1916-1918, based on the author’s own experiences.

£595

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.

£600

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.

£150

First edition. London, Rich & Cowan, [1947]. Collection of weird short stories hard to find in a such a nice jacket.

Children's Books

Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit

£200

16th impression (third edition), London, Allen & Unwin, 1967. Tolkien's timeless classic of fantasy fiction for children.

£295

London, Columbine Publishing Co, 1939

£125

First edition, Constable, 1937. A WWI novel documenting the record of over four years’ occupation by the German army as experienced by dozens of the inhabitants of the occupied districts of northern France. Rare in dw.

£100

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

£150

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

£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

Weird & Supernatural

Verner (Gerald) Sinister House

£125

First edition.
London. Wright & Brown, 1934
Priced at 2/6 on spine. Other Verner first editions from the same period published by Wright and Brown are priced at 3/6 so presumed to be an early reprint.

£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.

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

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

£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.

£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.

£200

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

£200

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).

£80

First edition, John Lane, 1930. Author’s presentation copy.  Wright was the author of one children’s book, Tales of Chinese Magic (1925), and this one one novel about the 1779 murder of Martha Ray (which has also been memorialized by Wordsworth and discussed by Elizabeth Jenkins).

£650

First edition.
London, Michael Joseph, 1951
A reasonable copy of this science fiction highlight and cornerstone of any collection focused on this genre

£650

First edition.
London. Michael Joseph, 1951
A very good first edition in unfaded & unclipped jacket. A modern sci-fi classic but a master of the apocalyptic novel.