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Detective fiction

Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to novels and short stories centring on the investigation of a crime by a detective figure. Early examples include "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", Bleak House, and The Moonstone, as well as the practitioners of the golden age of detective fiction – Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, et al. – and their modern successors.

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  1. 123529
    First edition, first printing, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. This is Taylor's first book and features her "Codfish Sherlock" Asey Mayo. This edition is very scarce, with just two copies traced at auction in the jacket. From the library of the renowned bibliophile Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 123529

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  2. Figure Away.
    First UK edition, first impression, colonial issue, with the price of 3s, rather than 7s. 6d, printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. The tenth Asey Mayo mystery, it was originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 95834

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