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FREEMAN, R. Austin.

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    A Journey to Bontúku in the Interior of West Africa.

    [Royal Geographical Society Supplementary Papers.]
    Offprint from the Supplementary Papers of the Royal Geographical Society, volume III, 1893, pp. 119-144, with a separately printed title page. The author's first published work. Freeman (1862-1943) was colonial service surgeon serving in the Gold Coast colony. This pamphlet relates an expedition into west Africa undertaken in 1888, describing the geography, wildlife, vegetation, and local communities. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1893

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    Stock Code: 60856

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  2. The Golden Pool.

    The Golden Pool.

    A Story of a Forgotten Mine.
    First edition, first impression. With the bookplate of the great mystery collector Adrian Goldstone to the front pastedown. Freeman's scarce first novel. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 38788

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  3. John Thorndyke's Cases.

    John Thorndyke's Cases.

    Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D.
    First edition, first impression. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 38853

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  4. The Red Thumb Mark.
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    The Red Thumb Mark.

    Second edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Robert Freeman, with all good wishes from his brother, R. Austin Freeman, 1911". A excellent association. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1911

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86500

    Signed: Yes

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  5. The Singing Bone.
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    The Singing Bone.

    First edition, first impression, the first state of the text with the misprinted quotation marks on the title page and the second state of the binding, with black lettering rather than gilt. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes to R. C. Barrington Partridge from R. Austin Freeman". Freeman was a pioneer of the inverted detective story, in which the identity of the killer is known from the beginning, and four of the five stories collected in this volume are constructed in such a manner. Learn More
    £625

    Date of Publication: [1912]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80915

    Signed: Yes

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  6. The Mystery of Angelina Frood.
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    The Mystery of Angelina Frood.

    Second edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Colonel W. Lawrence Gadd, with cordial greetings from his old friend, the author, R. Austin Freeman, 11th December 1939". Gadd was a Dickensian scholar and one of the authors of A Dickens Dictionary. He was quoted in the early Freeman biography In Search of Dr. Thorndyke. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: [1924]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86495

    Signed: Yes

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  7. The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb.
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    The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb.

    £750

    Date of Publication: [1927]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82976

    Signed: Yes

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  8. When Rogues Fall Out.

    When Rogues Fall Out.

    First edition, a rare advance copy in the advance dust jacket lacking text on the lower panel and flaps. The book features Freeman's "medical jurispractitioner" Dr John Thorndyke, one of the first forensic detectives in literary history. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88638

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  9. Mr. Polton Explains.

    Mr. Polton Explains.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £425

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101233

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