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The Artemis Sanction

By: Aasheim, Ashley

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112627

ISBN: 0584311532

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Authors First Novel. Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is edge-wear/chipping to the dustjacket extremities and there is a circular stain to the front board. There is light rubbing to the cloth edges and the pages are cream due to the cheap paper. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 318 pp. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good' copy. "The Artemis Sanction weaves a web of pursuit, murder and betrayal around the c... View more info

The Greenway

By: ADAMS JANE

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 61200

ISBN: 0333644247

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key. Black boards with bright gilt titling along the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. NOT clipped. A couple of very light foxing spots to the page fore edges - o/w a very clean, tight, bright copy. NO Inscriptions or Marks. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. 204 pp. Nr Fine/Nr Fine. 8vo. The AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL. "A haunting debut." Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award for Best First Crime Novel and the Authors' Club Best First N... View more info

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Fade to Grey (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114209

ISBN: 0333721543

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - .9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NEW copy bought new and UNused. FINE sharp cornered, crisp black boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. SIGNED and dated (Sept 18 '98) by the Author on the title page without dedication. Clean white pages/paper. NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. UNREAD Immaculate. " A serial rapist is stalking the streets, each attack seeming ident... View more info

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Final Frame (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114210

ISBN: 0333759710

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NEW copy bought new and UNused. FINE sharp-cornered, crisp, dark maroon boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. SIGNED by the Author on the title page without dedication. Clean white pages/paper. NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. UNREAD. Immaculate. "For over six months DI Mike Croft has been chasing filmmaker and killer Jake Bowen in a nat... View more info

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BEHIND A MASK. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

By: Alcott Louisa May. Madeleine Stern (edited and Introduced by)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company. , Inc,: 1975

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 114300

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Hard Cover. Good Plus. Clean, sound, deep salmon pink boards with deep black titling to the spine. Spine ends a little 'crushed' from storage but no damage. The base colour to the spine is very lightly faded but all titling is very clear and deep. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket, 99% complete (one small hole to the front edge) and price -clipped to the top corner of the inner flap, so overall Good only - looks a bit edge discoloured/rubbed - however the d/j is now tinted where rubbed and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Near VG. A... View more info

The Egyptologists (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

By: Amis, Kingsley; Conquest, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition (Uncorrected Proof copy)

Seller ID: 107374

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In original publishers Cape 'logo' decorated wraps. Covers dusty, remains of label to front cover (probably giving a provisional publishing date, price etc) , 2 small round stains to rear cover, spine creased, edges lightly creased, NO INSCRIPTIONS, hinges sound, 255pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "What is the Metropolitan Egyptological Society? Why does it protect itself so vigilantly against inquiring outsiders? What significance of the mysterious Article 22 of its Constitution? What takes place behind the locked doors of its Isis Room?"; 8vo View more info

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The Widow (SIGNED LIMITED Edition in Slipcase)

By: Barton, Fiona

Price: £69.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press in Association with Goldsboro Books: 2016

Edition: Signed Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113890

ISBN: 0593076214

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


NEW, MINT, SIGNED, LIMITED, FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing, with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2, in SLIPCASE. Signed and DATED PRE-LAUNCH ("Fiona Barton 6 January 2016") by the Author directly on the Title Page. This copy is No. 486 of only 700 numbered copies of this Special Signed, Limited, Edition. NEW, Unread/Untouched. No dust jacket as issued. The book is IMMACULATE in glossy pictorial boards, in the original glossy black/illustrated MINT Slipcase. A most attractive Special Collector's copy of this acclaimed Debut Novel. "The Ultimate Psychological Thriller... View more info

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Agatha Raisin and the Witches' Tree

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2017

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114724

ISBN: 1472117220

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


An as new copy in a similar dustjacket. Black cloth-covered boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dust-jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (6) + 232pp + 2 (advert) . "Cotswolds inhabitants are used to bad weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their vill... View more info

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Agatha Raisin. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

By: Beaton, M.C.

Price: £4.99

Publisher: London, C & R Crime (Constable & Robinson Ltd): 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113829

ISBN: 1849019746

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Yellow boards with bright metallic-blue titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. NEW. NO Inscriptions or Marks. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. (6) + 198 pp. "Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, so when she is discovered dead, poisoned by a bottle of elderberry wine, folk in the village don'... View more info

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Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt

By: Beaton, M.C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 2015

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 113986

ISBN: 1472117204

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


As NEW copy in an As New unclipped dust jacket. O/w Looks Unread/Untouched. Scarlet-red cloth with bright gilt titling in an as NEW d/j. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Pristine text. (6) + 294 pp + (2 Advert leaves). " A therapist had moved into the village of Carsely and Agatha Raisin hates her. Not only was this therapist, Jill Davent, romancing Agatha's ex-husband, but she had dug up details of Agatha's slum background... When Jill is found strangled to death in her office two days' later, Agatha finds herself under suspicion - and must fight to clear her name..." . See Images. ; 8vo 8&... View more info

The Triads . The Chinese Criminal Fraternity

By: Booth Martin

Price: £9.84

Publisher: LONDON, Grafton Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60182

ISBN: 0246136804

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardback. Very Good/Nr Fine. First Edition. Minimal Ex-lib. 8vo.; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

GABRIEL Fielding

By: Borrollo Alfred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Indiana University, TWAYNE: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47182

ISBN: 0805711945

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and a silver-gilt logo on the front cover. (ex-libris usual stamps marks etc) Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Twaynes English Authors Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Murder in the Museum. A Fethering Mystery (Large Print Edition)

By: Brett, Simon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Windsor, UK, Thorndike Press: 2004

Edition: Reprint (Large Print Edition)

Seller ID: 107342

ISBN: 0754086917

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated covers, no marks. Previous owners' name written on the front pastedown, otherwise no marks, hinges sound, 461pp. Overall an EXCELLENT COPY, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Author of 'The Torso in the Town'..... "The life of noted man of letters Esmond Chadleigh - poet, children's author, essayist, fantasist - is celebrated in the halls of Bracketts House......." ; 107342; 8vo View more info

Davy Chadwick

By: Buchan, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112608

ISBN: 0241121159

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is light edge-wear to the dustjacket extremities, along with slight wrinkling to the d/j covers and scratch marks to the rear covers. The paper is uniformly tanned due to the cheap paper, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (8) + 145 pp. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "Davy Chadwick is a mystery. It is also, in the sharpness of its prose and it... View more info

Heart's Journey in Winter (Proof Copy)

By: Buchan, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Harvill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112610

ISBN: 000273009X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers with white titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, as issued. There are a couple of creases to the top of the front card cover, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (6) + 201 pp. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright,' Fine' copy. "Heart's Journey in Winter is a meticulously authentic thriller by an outstanding storyteller and a knowledgeable observer of diplomatic and intelligence communities at work." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Wycliffe and the Redhead

By: Burley, W. J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112679

ISBN: 0575064706

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is light creasing to the dustjacket edges, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 189 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "Here is a brand-new case - the twenty-first - for Wycliffe, the Cornish detective, who became Britain's favourite TV cop following the four series starring Jack Shepherd back in the Nineties, and are still being shown with a new following on TV today." ; 8vo ... View more info

Wycliffe and The Dead Flautist

By: Burley, W.J.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Impression

Seller ID: 112678

ISBN: 0575050772

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is light creasing to the edges of the dustjacket and there are very light scratch marks to the rear dustjacket cover. There is very light ingrained dust to the top page fore-edge, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 192 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Here is a brand-new case for Wycliffe, the Cornish detective, who became Britain's favourite TV cop following the four series starrin... View more info

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Criminal Proceedings in the Montgomeryshire Court of Great Sessions Transcript of Commonwealth Gaol Files 1650-1660

By: Chapman, Murray (transcribed and Edited by)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, Wales, The Powysland Club / the National Library of Wales: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114600

ISBN: 0907158951

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Light blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to spine, light discolouration to the cloth of the top edge of front board - negligible, o/w FINE. In the original publishers' decorated dust jacket. The dustjacket is complete and not clipped. The dust jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. The book is UNREAD. UNUSED. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xvi) + 357pp. "The work contains transcripts of the six surviving Gaol files of the Montgomeryshire Court of Great Sessions for the Commonwealth Period. During this period th... View more info

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The Book of Mirrors (SIGNED LIMITED 1st Edition)

By: Chirovici E. O.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Century in Association With Goldsboro Books: 2017

Edition: 1st Signed Limited Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114184

ISBN: 1780895674

Condition: New in New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. The Book is NEW and Unread/Unused - A FINE, SQUARE, TIGHT NEW UNMARKED copy. The book has has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR directly on to the title page and is numbered (398 of 750) by means of a Limitation Title page. Apart from the Authors' signature, the book is unmarked with clean pages and has clean white page fore-edges to the page block. The Dustjacket is very fine, unfaded, unclipped (£12.99) with an advertising band round it, and is free of any tears or marks having been covered with a clear, removabl... View more info

Murder is Easy

By: Christie Agatha

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 111160

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Near Very Good. 1st Pan Edition. GOOD TIGHT CLEAN COPY. In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. There are a very few light creases and rubbing/edgewear - mainly to the head and tail of the spine - but overall considering it's age and type this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. NO Inscriptions or marks - except for the page fore edges which have some light foxing spots (light brown flecks). 250 pp + (6 pp Pan Book Adverts). I'm cautiously grading this as Good - but I think this FIRST EDITION Pan is better than that ...? . Images available on request. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tal... View more info