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FREEMAN, R. Austin.

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  1. The Adventures of Romney Pringle.
    [FREEMAN, Richard Austin; as] ASHDOWN, Clifford. The Adventures of Romney Pringle.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first detective book, "published under the pseudonym of Clifford Ashdown and written by Freeman together with a medical colleague John James Pitcairn who was also a prison officer, is said to be the rarest book of crime short stories" (Julian Symons, Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime... Learn More

    Stock Code: 86252

  2. The Golden Pool.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Golden Pool.

    London : 1905

    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

    Stock Code: 38788

  3. John Thorndyke's Cases.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. John Thorndyke's Cases.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Learn More

    Stock Code: 38853

  4. The Red Thumb Mark.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Red Thumb Mark.

    London : 1911

    Presentation copy of the second edition inscribed by the author to his brother, "Robert Freeman, with all good wishes from his brother, R. Austin Freeman, 1911", on the front free endpaper. Anexcellent association. The Red Thumb Mark, first published in 1907, is a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Learn More

    Stock Code: 86500

  5. The Mystery of Angelina Frood.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Mystery of Angelina Frood.

    London : [1924]

    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

    Stock Code: 86495

  6. The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb.

    London : [1927]

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "J. T. Dalladay, with greetings from his friend R. Austin Freeman, 24th April 1927". Freeman lived for much of his life in Gravesend, Kent, and J. T. Dalladay was deputy head and head master at Gravesend Grammar School between 1893 and 1907. This... Learn More

    Stock Code: 82976

  7. When Rogues Fall Out.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. When Rogues Fall Out.

    London : 1932

    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

    Stock Code: 88638

  8. Mr. Polton Explains.
    FREEMAN, R. Austin. Mr. Polton Explains.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. The jacket front flap breathlessly reports a contemporary review: "Nowadays all is changed, Cabinet Ministers, Judges, University Professors and Bishops all openly admit that they read detective stories. What has caused this revolution in taste? I have no doubt of the answer and can give it by saying one name - Austin... Learn More

    Stock Code: 101233

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