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ALLEN, GRANT
Hilda Wade a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose
New York City, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. x, 383.8vo,,Bound in original olive green cloth,Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899) was born in Kingston, Ontario. At age 13, Allen and his parents moved to the United States. He won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford (1867-1871), from which he was graduated with a B.A. During 1873-1876, he was professor of mental and moral philosophy in a new college at Spanish Town, Jamaica, which had been established for the education of negroes. After this institution failed, he returned to England, where he pursued writing as a profession. He was perhaps better known as an author of scientific and philosophical books, although he produced over 30 works of fiction, from which most of his income was generated. 'Hilda Wade' is Allen's final work, and all but the last chapter had been completed by the time of his death. His close friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, gathered up Allen's notes and completed the final chapter, which effort the publisher acknowledged in a prefatory note. This book is a very early example of a mystery novel with a woman detective as the central character. This copy is the first American edition. It was also published in London by Grant Richards. Our copy has had the inner hinges taped with masking tape by a prior owner. The text block is still tightly stitched, and nothing is loose. The contents are clean. The boards show very light rubbing at the edges and light soiling. There is a very small red stain towards the bottom of the front board. The book is slightly off-set, or cocked. Very well-illustrated by the noted artist Gordon Browne, showing the heroine in the fashions of the day. Ill.: Gordon Browne illustrations. With 98 b&w illustrations by Gordon Browne and five pages of publisher's ads at the end of the book. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 9900033843
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 167.25 | £UK 145.25 | JP¥ 21786]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: CanLit;Woman detective;;;;;;;CCMF

 
ALLINGHAM, MARGERY
Blackkerchief Dick a Tale of Mersea Island
London, Hodder and Stoughton, ND (1923). 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 320.Small 8vo,,,A 'red-blooded adventure tale' of eastern England during the Restoration. The famous mystery author's first book, written when she was 17 and published when she was 19. Introduction by William McFee. Rubber stamp on front free endpaper and top of first page stating: 'Donated to the Grace-Anne Library by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Shea' - no other markings. Front hinge cracked between front free endpaper and half-title page. Rear hinge a bit dry, but intact. Cloth a bit soiled, with slight rubbing to tips of boards; else good plus condition. No dust jacket. Bound in original red cloth with lettering to front board blocked in black and ruled in blind.
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Book number: 9900033849
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 125.5 | £UK 109 | JP¥ 16339]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: BritLit;Albert Campion;Mystery;;;;;;CCMF

 
ARMSTRONG, MARGARET
The Man with No Face
New York City, Random House, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 279.8vo,,Bound in original red cloth with black lettering & designs. Light wear to boards, bumped at top edge, slight spine slant; very good-. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 9900031653
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1362]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: Mystery;;;;;;;;

 
ASHLEY, MIKE (ED.) / ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYNDA DYDE.
Phantom Perfumes and Other Shades / Memories of Ghost Stories Magazine.
Ashcroft, BC, Ash-tree Press, 2000. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xxxvi,244.8vo,,Near fine condition.In very slightly shelf-worn,else vg/nf dust jacket. Only 600 copies of this book were produced for sale. Contains stories from the pulp magazine 'Ghost Stories' which was published between 1926 and 1931.
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Book number: 9900044205
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 | £UK 25.5 | JP¥ 3813]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: short stories;

 
AUBERT, ROSEMARY
Free Reign A Suspense Novel
New York, Bridge Works Publishing Company, 1997. Hardcover. 8vo. Lightest shelfwear; very good+ in very lightly shelfworn, very good+ dustjacket protected in Brodart cover. .
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Book number: 036146
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1089]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
AYKOL, ESMAHAN
Hotel Bosphorus
London, Bitter Lemon Press, 2011. Paperback. 8vo. Very good+. .
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Book number: 044561
USD 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 926]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
BACHMAN, RICHARD
The Regulators
Toronto, Viking, 1996. Hardcover. pp. 466. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good+ in very good dustjacket. .
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Book number: 067057
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1634]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
BEEDING, FRANCIS
The House of Dr. Edwardes
Toronto,, McClelland and Stewart, 1928. Hardcover. pp. 312.Small 8vo,,Bound in original black cloth with blocked red lettering,Published in the U.S. by Little, Brown, this is the first Canadian edition, bound from the American sheets but with a cancel title leaf. The boards are spotted, as from long-dried moisture drops, and the corners are a bit rounded. The endpapers are clean and tight, but the hinges are cracked - nothing is loose, however. Contents clean. Overall, good, to good plus, condition. No dust jacket. .
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Book number: 9900021065
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42 | £UK 36.5 | JP¥ 5446]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: Spellbound;Hitchcock;Movie tie-in;;;;;;CCMF

 
BENNETT, FRED E.
The Mormon Detective, or, Adventures in the Wild West Mormonism Unmasked
Chicago, Laird & Lee Publishers, 1887. Hardcover. pp. 283, ads. 8vo. Bound in green cloth with black lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Black and white illustrations. Shaken, edgewear and some fraying, some general soiling to binding, mull visible at rear hinge, text block age-toned, contents unmarked; fair to good. The author was an United States marshal based in Utah and Idaho who arrested Mormons for polygamy. Part of the Pinkerton Detective Series.
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Book number: 061187
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.5 | £UK 47.25 | JP¥ 7080]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: Columbia series; Pinkerton detective series; mormonism

 
BENTON, JOHN L.
The Art Treasure Murders
New York City, Gateway Books, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 256.8vo,,Bound in original red cloth, lettered in black,The book shows slight shelf wear, but is otherwise clean, tight, and in very good condition. The original dust jacket has a small piece missing near the top left of the front panel. There are several closed tears, chipping to the edges, and some wear at the folds. Overall, it is in fairly good condition. 'John L. Benton' is the pseudonym of Thomas Albert Curry (1900-1976).
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Book number: 9900033410
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 | £UK 29.25 | JP¥ 4357]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: AmerLit;;;;;;;;CCMF

 
BOURDAIN, ANTHONY
The Bobby Gold Stories A Novel
Polmont, Stirlingshire, Bloomsbury USA, 2004. Paperback. pp. 165. 8vo. Bumped corners, light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 065339
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1089]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
BUNSON, MATTHEW
The Complete Christie An Agatha Christie Encyclopedia
New York, Pocket Books, 2000. Paperback. Square 8vo. Black and white photographic reproductions. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 049604
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 6.75 | JP¥ 980]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
BURKE, ALAFAIR
The Wife: A Novel of Psychological Suspense
New York, Harper, 2018. First edition. Paperback. pp. 340. 8vo. Very good+. .
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Book number: 049158
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 6.75 | JP¥ 980]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
CAIN, JAMES M.
The Postman Always Rings Twice & Double Indemnity
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, 1988. Hardcover. pp. 209. 8vo. Plates to front and back boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and boards, gilt page edges. Owner's name to first blank page, light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 066957
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1634]
Catalogue: Mystery

 
CARLING, JOHN R.
The Weird Picture
London,, Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1905. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 308, ads.8vo,,Bound in original black cloth blocked in blind, red and gilt,The front board is 'weirdly' decorated by a border of stamped squares, alternately in blind and red, with the title and author's name stamped in gilt and the top. The binding appears to be designed by the Boston book designer, Amy Sacker (1872-1965). This is the first British edition. This title was also published in the U.S. in the same year, by Little, Brown, and apparently wih the same binding (although the Ward, Lock edition was printed in England). Carling, a now long-forgotten writer of historical romances and mysteries, is the author of about seven other books. Hubin lists three, including this title, as mysteries. The boards are bumped and show some rubbing to the extremities, especially at the board tips, which are also bumped. There is a bit of soiling to the rear board. The front free endpaper has been removed, and the front hinge is now tender. The binding is a bit dry. Overall, still in good condition. No dust jacket. Ill.: Cyrus Cuneo illustrations.
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Book number: 9900033874
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 | £UK 25.5 | JP¥ 3813]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: BritLit;;;;;;;;CCMF

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