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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
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
SHIEL, M. P. Prince Zaleski.
London : 1895First edition of Shiel's first book, a collection of three stories, with a remarkable elucidatory inscription by the author on the front free endpaper: "A trinity here: the first about a father, the second about a son, or scion, the third about a ghostly hole; yet, as the Athanasian creed says, 'there are not three omniscients, but one omniscient,'... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 136029
WILLEFORD, Charles. Understudy for Love.
Chicago : 1961First edition, first printing, of Willeford's sixth pulp work, featuring a striking cover typical of the influential paperback artist Robert Bonfils's designs, this copy in uncommonly bright condition. Bonfils (1922-2018) studied at the Kansas City Art Institute alongside artists such as Jackson Pollock and his erotic cover illustrations were a blueprint... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144847
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