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(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
GREEN, Anna Katherine. The Filigree Ball:
Indianapolis, IN : 1903First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to American First Lady Edith Roosevelt on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Roosevelt, Compliments of Anna K. Green Rohlfs. March 23rd 1903". Additionally inscribed by Mrs. Roosevelt to her son on the front pastedown, "For Kermit from Mother". Anna Katherine Green's first novel, The Leavenworth Case,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83721
TEILHET, Darwin. The Talking Sparrow Murders.
London : 1934First UK edition, first impression of this mystery novel set in Nazi Germany. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93824
(KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) [BISHOP, Morris.] JOHNSON, W. Bolingbroke. The Widening Stain.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Bill Upson, with might even have been involved - W. Bolingbroke Johnson". The author began to write his real name and crossed it out after the first two letters of "Morris". The recipient of this copy was William Hazlet Upson, the creator the popular character Alexander... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 73994
[FREEMAN, Richard Austin; as] ASHDOWN, Clifford. The Adventures of Romney Pringle.
London : 1902First 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£2,750.00
Stock Code: 86252
ALLINGHAM, Margery; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Fr. Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike. Six Against the Yard.
London : First edition, first impression, a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Stamped on the title page in purple ink "With the Publisher's Compliments". An interesting variation on the conventional detective fiction anthology, in which the six authors contribute stories featuring supposedly foolproof murders, each followed by an exposition of the flaws in the criminal... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 86243
ALLINGHAM, Margery; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Fr. Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike. Six Against the Yard.
London : First edition, first impression. An interesting variation on the conventional detective fiction anthology, in which the six authors contribute stories featuring supposedly foolproof murders, each followed by an exposition of the flaws in the criminal scheme by the recently-retired detective George W. Cornish of Scotland Yard. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 89246
THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. By a margin the author's scarcest novel. A thriller published in very small numbers by a publisher with whom Theroux had never previously worked and would never work thereafter. Of the small handful of copies we have seen this is one of just two which had escaped institutional libraries. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33192
VAN DINE, S. S. The "Canary" Murder Case.
New York : 1927First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, specially bound for the author and inscribed by him on an early blank leaf, "To Norbert L. Lederer with apologies for the instrument whereon was placed music stanza. With gratitude, also, and affection. S. S. Van Dine. New York". With Lederer's bookplate. The recipient was a composer and noted chess... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 77345
JONES, Kelvin I. The Sherlock Holmes Murder File.
New York : 1985First edition, first printing. This uncommon work details the deaths found in the Holmes canon in a "scholarly compendium". It is listed on OCLC in only seven institutions worldwide, all in the US. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 117782
CARTER, Rubin. The Sixteenth Round.
New York : 1974First edition, first printing, of the author's autobiography, written during his 20-year wrongful imprisonment for murder. The story inspired both the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film The Hurricane. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128516
ANDERSON, Frederick Irving. The Notorious Sophie Lang.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. This first of the author's three novels, filmed in 1936. Sophie Lang was a jewel thief. The author's The Book of Murder (1930) is a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Not published in America. Scarce. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 126384
[MONTGOMERY, Bruce.] CRISPIN, Edmund. The Long Divorce.
London : 1951First edition, first impression of the penultimate book featuring Oxford don and amateur sleuth Dr Gervase Fen, who first appeared in The Case of the Gilded Fly (1944) and next in Holy Disorders (1945). "Crispin's work is marked by a highly individual sense of light comedy, and by a great flair for verbal deception rather in the Christie manner" (Julian... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106047
[LONG, Margaret Gabrielle Vere.] Joseph Shearing. The Golden Violet.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Joseph Shearing was one of Long's many pseudonyms. " In 1932 she began to use the name Joseph Shearing for reconstructions of nineteenth-century crimes starting with Forget-me-Not (1932), based on the murder of the duchesse de Praslin As Joseph Shearing she was prolific and successful; her identity was not revealed... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 106155
ALCOCK, Sir Rutherford. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary.
London : 1876Second edition of this account of British diplomat and explorer Augustus Raymond Margary's journey to explore overland trade routes between British India and China.
The first edition was also published in 1876, that is, the year following the murder of Margary and his entire staff, which sparked the Margary Affair, leading to the Chefoo Convention.... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 118131
(GALLEY, Edmund.) WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.
[Exeter : 1879]One of two handsomely bound presentation albums made to commemorate the release of Edmund Galley, who was famously wrongfully convicted of murder in 1836 and transported to Australia to serve out his sentence in the Yass region of the Southern Tablelands; this copy inscribed in its illuminated address to one of the two men chiefly responsible for procuring... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 132619
KEATING, H. R. F. Murder Must Appetize.
New York & London : 1981Revised edition, number 218 of 280 copies signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page from a total edition of 3,250 copies. Keating's "connoisseurs' guide" to detective fiction was first published in 1975. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 107871
BESTOR, George Clinton. Postage Stamp Murder.
London : First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US the previous year. One of only two detective novels by Bester, the book is rarely found in its striking dust jacket. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 126631
(DETECTIVE FICTION.) SAYERS, Dorothy, Freeman Wills Crofts, Valentine Williams, F. Tennyson Jesse, Anthony Armstrong, David Hume. Double Death. A Murder Story.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, of this collaborative detective story, written with members of the Detection Club, which was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 136024
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Jack Sheppard.
London : 1839First edition of one of the most popular and polarising "Newgate" novels, accompanied by some of Cruikshank's best illustrative work. "Praised for its vivid writing, especially its depiction of a storm on the Thames and its account of Jack Sheppard's escape from Newgate prison, the novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118496
[LAMB, Lady Caroline.] Ada Reis, a tale.
London : 1823First edition of the third novel by Lady Caroline Lamb, again published anonymously, printed by her friend John Murray, formerly Byron's publisher, and dedicated to the Irish intellectual Lydia White. The titular antihero is born in Georgia and sold into bondage. He boards a privateer, murders the captain, and declares himself a follower of Islam. He... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 125497
HIRST, Damien. In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light: Works From Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection.
London : 2006First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper "To Manuel Damien Hirst" with a love heart. The book of Hirst's exhibition of works from his own collection, at the Serpentine Gallery from 25 November 2006 to 28 January 2007. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 133990
GRAVES, Robert. I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [and:] Claudius the God and his wife Messalina.
London : 1934First edition, first impressions, of Graves's first two historical novels, and very scarce in such nice condition. I, Claudius was the winner of the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and made into a critically acclaimed BBC television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133389
PHILLPOTTS, Eden. My Adventure in The Flying Scotsman.
London : 1888First edition, first impression, stiff wrappers issue, of the author's scarce first book. Queen's Quorum 13 says; "In 1888, Eden Phillpotts's first book marked the beginning of one of the most prolific writing careers of our time... the cornerstone honour should be accorded to Mr. Phillpott's maiden mystery, the thin, fragile book with the 'rainbow'... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 79769
BOWLES, Paul. The Sheltering Sky.
London : 1949First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel, inspired by his time in North Africa. The Sheltering Sky was key title in the development of Beat literature; Norman Mailer commented in Advertisements for Myself (1959) that with this title, Bowles "opened the world of Hip. He let in the murder, the drugs, the incest, the... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130837
JAMES, P. D. A Mind to Murder.
London : 1963Uncorrected proof copy, inscribed by the author for fellow writer on the title page, "To Clive Hirschhorn with every good wish from the author, P. D. James". Hirschhorn, known primarily as a writer and critic, is also a keen book collector. Hirschhorn moved to London in 1963, the year of this work's publication, and was the Sunday Express's film and... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130265
[TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood.] Freeman Dana. Murder at the New York World's Fair.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing. The heroine of this mystery is a convalescing widow in her late sixties whose adventure takes off as she stows away from her unsympathetic family on a train bound for the New York World's Fair. Random House commissioned Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909-1976) to write Murder at the New York World's Fair to accompany the much... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 92695
(WORLD WAR II; Occupied France.) Exceptional collection of clandestinely accumulated proclamations and propaganda posters from the Nazi Occupation of Northern France.
Lille-Roubaix–Tourcoing conurbation : 1940-3Haunting documents of oppression and resistance in Nazi-occupied northern France. Intensely evocative, the marks of making on these composite posters clearly reveal the driven process behind their creation; the riskful gathering of the fragments, their painstaking collaging, careful docketing, and vigilant concealment as important evidence in the future... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 94845
TROTTER, Lionel J. The Life of John Nicholson. Soldier and Administrator.
London : 1898Sixth edition of the standard biography of "the saviour of Delhi", brigadier-general John Nicholson. Nicholson first served in Afghanistan, where he was ambushed as a member of Ghazni's garrison. Leading the trapped men, Nicholson did not lose heart after "fighting against odds" for several days (ODNB). After his captors transferred him to Kabul he... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 81520
OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
COTTON, Sir Sydney. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,
London : 1868First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece.
Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 91534
COTTON, Sir Sydney. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,
London : 1868First edition. Cotton (1792-1874) arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment he was placed on half-pay but continued to serve in India as a-d-c to Major-General Hare at Bangalore. In 1822 he purchased a company in the Buffs and served as a-d-c to Lord Combermere,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 103939
VERELST, Harry. A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal:
London : 1772First edition. Harry Verelst (1734-1785) succeeded Robert Clive as Governor of Bengal in 1767 and held the post until his resignation in December 1769. Verelst's policy with regard to Bengal was to maintain Clive's dual system, upholding the native government under East India Company control rather than fully asserting British sovereignty. Verelst found... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123984
MOORE, Charles. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
London : 1790First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the 'natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 88469
YOUNG, Arthur. The Example of France, a Warning to Britain.
London : 1793First edition. Young had travelled in France in the early years of the revolution, and his experiences in the country, including seeing his aristocratic friends murdered and rendered destitute, "brought about a permanent change in his political views. From being a liberal and a reformer, by 1792 he had become an opponent of the revolution and a conservative... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 129375
WOODARD, David. The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,
London : 1804First edition. "In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise form Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm they were forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 67655
[MOORE, Bryan.] BRYAN, Michael. Murder in Majorca.
London : 1958First UK edition, first impression, scarce in such nice condition. This early pseudonymous detective novel by the prize-winning Canadian author was first published in the US the preceding year. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140419
(DETECTIVE FICTION.) NEWMAN, Bernard. Maginot Line Murder.
London : 1939First edition, first impression of this murder mystery. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Uncommon. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 94589
(DETECTIVE FICTION.) FETHALAND, John. The Murder at Charters.
London : 1939First edition, first impression. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper and the title page. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 93603
CHANDLER, Raymond. The Simple Art of Murder.
New York : 1944Galley sheets sent out in advance of publication to garner reviews. With the editor's typed cover letter to Vincent Starrett the noted author and collector of detective fiction. "If you find in any of this grounds for comment, we should like nothing better than to have a letter from you in our correspondence column in the January issue. In any case... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 62572
JAMES, P. D., & T. A. Critchley. The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811.
New York : 1986First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Eddie Woods, with every good wish. P. D. James." The book was first published in the UK in 1971. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 101543
BENTON, John. Duane and the Art Murders.
1939First UK edition, first impression. A review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. A detective novel in a Western setting and the follow up to Duane of the G-Men. Apparently no bandwagon was too full for Benton to jump on! Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 62551
WRIGHT, M. J. Three years in Cachar,
London : First edition. Account of the life of a female missionary in Assam, including a brief narrative of the events of 1890-91 when a punitive expedition was sent to Manipur in response to the murder of five British officers by insurgent Manipuris. The rebellion was brought to an end with the execution of the instigators, two members of the reigning house... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140371
DRUMMOND, William H. The Rights of Animals,
London : 1838First edition of this early defence of animal rights, expanded from the author's speech "Humanity to Animals the Christian Duty" which he delivered to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1829. The author argues that man's right to eat, hunt and use animals is limited, and that man has reciprocal duties to animals for their docility... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 129879
[LEWIS, Cecil Day.] BLAKE, Nicholas. The Beast Must Die.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. "Day Lewis's hero Strangeways was a real innovation, a truly literary detective rather than one of those given quotations to spout. The best of his pre-war cases, and perhaps Blake's most successful book, is The Beast Must Die (1938)" (Julian Symons, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History,... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 98267
(CRUIKSHANK, George.) [COMBE, William.] Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,
1815First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41913
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Mrs McGinty's Dead.
London : 1952First UK edition, first impression, of this Poirot mystery; this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorothy from Agatha". Dorothy North, daughter-in-law of the 12th Baron North, was a member of Christie's London inner social circle in the 30s. Her daughter, Susan and Christie's daughter, Rosalind were best friends in their 20s,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 136239
HAMILTON, Angus. In Abor Jungles.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. An important account of Major-General Bowers's punitive expedition against the rebellious Abor tribesmen on India's north-east frontier, sparked by the murder of two British officials; also covering the political missions to the Mishmi and Miri. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140488
TOWNSEND, Walter, & Leonard. Black Cap: Murder Will Out.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. This work, an account of various murder trials, was initially intended to be a study of the trials of the Home Office pathologist Bernard Spilsbury (1877-1947), entitled, "Sir Bernard Spilsbury and his Famous Trials". Spilsbury, however, threatened legal action against Marriott, upon receipt of the proof,writing in April... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128592