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61 Gardenias Bruise Easily
Carstairs, John Paddy W. H. Allen London 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback with dust jacket. Red boards. First edition. The boards curve outwards very slightly at the edges. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges, with rubs and a few tiny chips but otherwise complete. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 222. 013293 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
76 The Dust of Death
Charles, Paul Brandon Book Publishers 2007 0863223699 / 9780863223693 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is a new hardback in excellent, fine condition. Unread. Not previously owned. RRP 14.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 284pp. First printing. A writer who treads in the classic footsteps of Morse and Maigret. 033260 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
 
62 Brothers in Law
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1955 0718111672 / 9780718111670 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth boards, with small mark at the base of the front board and spine. No names or inscriptions. Brown, slightly grubby marks in the margin of just a couple of pages. 222pp. The dust jacket is faded at the front cover and worn at the edges, with rubs, chips and small loss at the spine ends and corners. There is residue from old sellotape repairs to the underside of the dust jacket (tape now removed). DJ design by Riviere. Not price clipped [10s 6d]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 102742 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
77 Alias The Saint
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Date not stated but this is the 13th edition, which is c. 1940; this Saint novel was first published in 1931. Original red boards, lightly rubbed at spine ends, edges and corners. The binding is firm but there has been a small repair / reinforcement to the bottom 2.5cm of the rear inner hinge (sympathetic repair in an off-white paper repair tissue or tape). Pages are slightly tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with rubs, short tears, and approx. 1cm of loss at both the head and tail of the spine. pp. 316. 18.2cm tall. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309272 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
63 Daughters in Law
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth boards. Bumped at the head of the spine. Otherwise really good condition. No names or inscriptions. 206pp. Dust jacket design by Riviere. DJ not price clipped [13s 6d]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 102743 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
78 Enter The Saint
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1957 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First published in 1930; this edition 1957. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little very light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket has a couple of short tears and some minor creasing to the edges. pp. 192. Dust jacket not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309212 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
64 Friends at Court [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1956 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Black cloth boards. Previous owner's bookplate on the f.e.p. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill and Tony). In VG, clean and tidy condition. Dust jacket is faded at the spine and has minor chips and rubs to spine ends. Not price clipped [12s 6d]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 208pp. 102820 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
79 Saint Errant
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1953 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd impression. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. A lean to the spine and light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. No names or inscriptions. Yellow dust jacket has a couple of short tears and some tiny rubs and chips to the edges, plus number 28 in small neat writing (biro) on the spine of the dust jacket. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 190. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309263 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
65 Full Circle [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Later edition; first published by Chapman and Hall in 1948. Black cloth boards. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill). In VG, clean and tidy condition. Dust jacket has a small mark to the back cover. Not price clipped [16s net]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 208pp. 103148 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
80 The Ace of Knaves
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. New, reset edition; was first published in 1937. Original blue boards; very lightly bruised at the spine ends. Name and address blocked out in black marker pen on the front endpaper. Small bump to the bottom corner of a few pages. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm. Yellow dust jacket has some light greyish discolouration, number 17 written in small neat writing on the spine, some short tears and rubs to the edges, and heavy rubs and 1cm tears to the top of the spine, with minor loss. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 255. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309214 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
66 Independent Witness INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
First edition. Black cloth boards. Inscribed / signed by the author on the front endpaper (To Jill). In VG, clean condition. Dust jacket has a short nick to the top edge of the front cover next to the spine and a few very minor rubs. Not price clipped [15s net]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 189pp. 103150 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
81 The Brighter Buccaneer
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reset edition. Small edition but with good, clear print. Original red boards; some light scratches to the boards and light marks to the edges. The binding is firm. Pages are nice and clean. pp. 256. H&S yellow jacket; the dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn at the edges, with some minor loss to edges and a long tear to the front flap joint. General discolouration / greying to DJ. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309224 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
67 Much in Evidence
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1959 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
3rd impression. Black cloth boards. Some general darkening / browning to the pages with some light foxing to the top closed textblock edge. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges with a mildly browned and foxed back cover. Dust jacket design by Riviere. Not price clipped [13s 6d]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 192pp. 102736 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
82 The Happy Highwayman
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reset edition; was first published in July 1933. Original red boards, bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages are clean but with very light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. A little light scattered foxing to top of page margins. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The yellow dust jacket has a couple of small stains to the spine, is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with some short tears and very small loss. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 192. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309265 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
68 Much in Evidence [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
First edition. Black cloth boards. Previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill and Tony). In VG, clean condition. Dust jacket is slightly faded at the spine and some minor rubs and small chips to the edges. Not price clipped [12s 6d net]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 192pp. 103152 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
83 The Saint Around the World
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1959 Hardcover Fair Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First printed 1957; this edition 1959. EX-LIBRARY copy. Green boards, which are faded and rubbed, and slightly mottled, at the edges. Remnants of library labels inside (labels removed by a previous owner). Public libraries stamp to various endpapers and pastedowns and to the bottom margin edge of page 201 and 252 and top edge of page 7 (may be others I have missed). Number written in pen on fep. A few minor grubby handling marks to page margins (no heavy stains). General discolouration / grey marks to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm. The dust jacket is pretty good; a small strip of pink cloth tape on the spine, rubbed to edges with minor chips / loss, slight greyish mark to the bottom 4cm of the spine, front flap not price clipped. pp. 252. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309222 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
69 Settled Out of Court
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth boards. There is a brief gift inscription written on the f.e.p. Pages are generally a bit browned / darkened. 190pp. The dust jacket is stained to the back cover and edges of flaps, chipped and rubbed, with a number 5 written on the spine and front cover. DJ price clipped. DJ design by Riviere. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 102735 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
84 The Saint Bids Diamonds
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1951 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reset edition; was first published in 1937. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition overall. A little fading to the boards. Some light foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and some light foxing to pages. No names or inscriptions. Yellow dust jacket has a couple of short tears, minor rubs and small chips to the edges, plus number 18 in small neat writing (pen) on the spine of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is also slightly greyed a the spine and edges. Front flap price clipped. pp. 255. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309264 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
70 Tell You What I'll Do
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1969 0718103548 / 9780718103545 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Grey cloth boards - very slightly faded in blotches. A gift inscription written on the f.e.p. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with a short tear to the top edge of the back cover. DJ design by Mahood. Dust jacket price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 216pp. 102744 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
85 The Saint Goes On
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1951 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reset edition of 1951. Small volume, red boards. In very good, clean condition but with significantly darkened / browned pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, and generally greyed in appearance. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309233 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
71 Unlawful Occasions [INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR]
Cecil, Henry Michael Joseph London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Black cloth boards, slightly faded. Inscribed / signed by the author on the title page (To Jill). In VG, clean condition. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edge. Dust jacket is faded at the spine, has a few little light marks to the back cover and a short nick to the top edge of the front cover. Not price clipped [13s 6d net]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 182pp. 103147 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
86 The Saint in Miami
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London 1952 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 14th impression; was first published in April 1941. Original red boards. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. A slight lean to the spine. pp. 254. The yellow dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with some tiny chips, a couple of short tears, general greyish marks, and the number 22 written in small neat (pen) writing on the spine. Front flap not price clipped. 18cm tall. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309268 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
72 Playback
Chandler, Raymond Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1965 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback reprint. In good condition A forwards lean and some reading creases to the spine. Pages are tanned / browned but otherwise clean. Binding firm. No names or inscriptions. 158pp. 306834 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
87 The Best American Mystery Stories 2010
Child, Lee (editor) ; series editor Otto Penzler Corvus London 2010 1848875738 / 9781848875739 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New Hardback. RRP. 17.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 402pp. 24cm. Includes stories from Gary Alexander, Mary Stewart Atwell, Phyllis Cohen, Dennis Lehane, Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan Zimmerman, and more. 301222 
Price: 10.99 GBP

 
 
73 Family Life [An Inspector Starrett Mystery]
Charles, Paul Brandon 2009 0863224040 / 9780863224041 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a new hardback in excellent, near fine condition. Very slight bumps to the corners. Unread. Not previously owned. RRP 16.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 334pp. First printing. A writer who treads in the classic footsteps of Morse and Maigret. 300068 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
88 A Murder is Announced
Christie, Agatha HarperCollins London 2012 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Facsimile reprint edition. Red boards. Clean, tight and unmarked. A nice copy; near fine. Pages are very slightly tanned / darkened at the edges. pp. 246. 309205 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
74 The Beautiful Sound of Silence [A DI Christy Kennedy Mystery]
Charles, Paul Brandon Book Publishers 2008 086322377X / 9780863223778 First Edition Hardback Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is a new hardback in excellent, fine condition. Unread. Not previously owned. RRP 15.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 284pp. First printing. Gripping and original crime fiction set in London's Camden Town. 282pp. 047120 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
89 By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Christie, Agatha The Book Club London 1968 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Book club edition; same year as the first edition but with a different dust jacket design. Turquoise boards, slightly bumped at the spine ends and bruised at the corners. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the flaps and back cover of the dust jacket. Light rubs to dust jacket edges and an approx. 2cm tear to the top edge of the dust jacket at the spine. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 255. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309204 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
75 The Dust of Death
Charles, Paul Brandon Book Publishers 2007 0863223699 / 9780863223693 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is a new hardback in excellent, fine condition. Unread. Not previously owned. RRP 14.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 284pp. First printing. A writer who treads in the classic footsteps of Morse and Maigret. 033272 
Price: 10.50 GBP

 
90 Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
Christie, Agatha Collins St. James's Place, London 1975 0002316196 / 9780002316194 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original black boards, lightly rubbed to all edges of the boards. No names or inscriptions. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges (quite heavy to the top edge; lighter to the other edges). A slight forwards lean. pp. 221. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges and has a very pale stain to the top edge of the back cover. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309207 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
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