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FUTRELLE, Jacques. The Thinking Machine.
London : 1907First UK edition, first impression of this collection of stories marking the second appearance of Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen after The Chase of the Golden Plate (1906), and the first in which in which the detective "was allowed full scope to perform his feats of mental wizardry" (Quayle). The Thinking Machine was first published in the US earlier the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 104944
FREEMAN, R. Austin. When Rogues Fall Out.
London : 1932First 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£675.00
Stock Code: 88638
LEBLANC, Maurice. Wanton Venus.
London : First edition in English, first impression; originally published as L'image de la femme nue (Paris 1934). Decidedly scarce: the publisher's London warehouse was apparently destroyed during the Blitz; Library Hub locates a single copy (BL) in British and Irish institutional libraries, and WorldCat adds only one more (National Library of New Zealand).... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106484
CROFTS, Freeman Wills. The End of Andrew Harrison.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. An Inspector French mystery, published in the US as The Futile Alibi later the same year. Scarce in the dust jacket. The bequest plate, dated August 1938, identifies the donor as Mrs Cole Porter and the institution as the public library at Dark Harbor, Maine, though neither the composer nor his wife Linda Lee Thomas... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 107919
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
London : 1902First edition in book form. The Hound of the Baskervilles was Sherlock Holmes's comeback after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a great success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136147
PUNSHON, E. R. The Bath Mysteries.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. A gruesome mystery from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, and published in the US in 1942 under the title The Bathtub Murder Case. This is the publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown, from the archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 93706
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The Little Tales of Smethers.
London : 1952First edition, first printing in second state green cloth binding. A Bleiler listed fantasy novel as well as a Queen's Quorum title. Dunsany (1878-1957) was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100855
ZANGWILL, Israel. The Big Bow Mystery.
London : 1892First edition, presentation copy inscribed on a preliminary blank:"From the author and publishers' with compls" (just slightly shaved by the binder), perhaps presented to the Gainsboro' & District Liberal Club, with their library label to front pastedown and first blank, library accession stamp on rear free endpaper (dated 4 March 1893). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 106149
DOYLE, A. Conan. The Sign of Four.
London : 1890First edition. This copy has both internal issue points, "138" on the contents page is incomplete and appears as "13" and "wishes" is misspelt on p.56 as "w shed". However, these issue points are present in both the first and second issue of the first edition, the only way of determining between the two issues is by the binding. The second issue was... Learn More£3,975.00
Stock Code: 48026