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ARMADALE. A Novel

by Collins, Wilkie

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Published
1866
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1866. With Illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. 2 pp preliminary ads. Original grey-green cloth. First American Edition, published about eight days after Smith Elder's two-volume English edition -- and with 36 illustrations, compared to the UK edition's twenty. This is "Collins's longest novel... The complex plot combines several of Collins's favourite themes, including the supernatural, identity,… Read more
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THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS

by Buchan, John

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Published
1915
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1915. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1915). Original red cloth. First American Edition of Buchan's best-known book, the classic mystery that has withstood the test of time both as a book and as a film. This was the first of Buchan's five mysteries to feature the detective Richard Hannay (the others being GREENMANTLE, MR. STANDFAST, THE… Read more
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A ROGUE'S TRAGEDY

by Capes, Bernard

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Published
1906
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1906. London: Methuen & Co., (1906). 40 pp ads dated July 1906 (plus two loosely-inserted Methuen ad slips). Original bright red cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition by this prolific (and at the time very popular) author of many novels, often with elements of the supernatural and mystery -- such as OUR LADY OF DARKNESS, THE SECRET… Read more
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THE MARK OF CAIN

by Lang, Andrew

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Published
1886
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1886. Authorized Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. 2 pp undated ads. Original yellow wrappers printed in black. First American Edition of this mystery by the noted Scottish novelist, poet and literary critic -- perhaps now best known for the twelve "Fairy Books" for children (1889-1910) that he adapted and edited. Lang's THE MARK… Read more
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THE DEAD ALIVE

by Collins, Wilkie

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Published
1874
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1874. Fully Illustrated. Boston: Shepard and Gill, 1874. 10 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in black, lettered in gilt and in orange. First Edition of this mysterious tale, actually published in late 1873 (the English edition, THE FROZEN DEEP AND OTHER STORIES, was published about nine months later -- with this tale titled "John… Read more
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A THIEF IN THE NIGHT. Further Adventures of A.J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman

by Hornung, E[rnest]. W[illiam]

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Published
1905
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1905. With Illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. 4 pp undated ads. Original black cloth decorated in white, red and yellow. First American Edition of the third collection of adventures of Raffles, the gentleman crook. The first two collections had been THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN of 1898 and RAFFLES of 1901. … Read more
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RAFFLES. Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

by Hornung, E[rnest]. W[illiam]

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Published
1901
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1901. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition of eight further adventures that constitute the second "Raffles" book, following 1898's THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN. One of the few fictional characters to rival Holmes in popularity was Raffles, a celebrated cricketer in the highest social… Read more
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THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN

by Hornung, E[rnest]. W[illiam]

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Published
1899
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1899. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. 4 pp undated ads. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition of this collection of eight tales that introduced to the public the remarkable gentleman-cricketer-thief Arthur J. Raffles. Raffles... is one of the most fascinating rascals of modern fiction. Born and bred a gentleman, he enters… Read more
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THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

by Orczy, Baroness ["Emmuska"]

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Published
1909
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1909. Illustrated by H.M. Brock. London: Greening & Co., 1909. Original blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in red, black and peach. First Edition of this loosely-connected collection of murder mysteries. The unnamed old man in the corner was the world's first "armchair detective," precursor to Nero Wolfe, who solved mysteries without ever leaving his corner. Included… Read more
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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1902
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1902. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1902. Original red cloth decorated in gilt and black. First Edition of Doyle's famous full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, illustrated by Sidney Paget -- a tale Doyle himself termed "a real creeper." This was the first Sherlockian tale since Doyle had apparently killed Holmes off in "The Final Problem" of late… Read more
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MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1894
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1894. Illustrated. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. 6 pp undated ads. Original light blue mottled cloth decorated in black. First American Edition -- which includes one case excluded from the U.K. edition. In 1892, the first twelve Sherlock Holmes cases to have appeared in The Strand Magazine were published, by Newnes in the U.K.… Read more
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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1870
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1870. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. 2 pp preliminary ads plus 4+4 pp terminal ads dated Oct 1870. Original yellow-brown pictorial wrappers. Early (second) American edition, published in late September, about three weeks after Fields Osgood's edition -- and about three months after Dickens's death in June left this tale unfinished. The front cover illustration,… Read more
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THE ISLAND OF SHEEP

by Buchan, John

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Published
1936
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1936. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1936). Original green cloth, with dust jacket. First British Edition, published two days after the American edition which was titled THE MAN FROM THE NORLANDS. This was the fifth and last of Buchan's Richard Hannay mysteries, following THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS (1915), GREENMANTLE (1916), MR STANDFAST (1919) and THE THREE HOSTAGES (1924). … Read more
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THE FREE FISHERS

by Buchan, John

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Published
1934
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1934. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Original aqua cloth, with dust jacket. First American Edition of this mysterious tale of a secret brotherhood -- of honest men with remarkable powers of communication -- 'We've our ain canny ways and our ain private lines set.' They are seamen from the Firth of Forth with some… Read more
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THE SUICIDE CLUB [and THE RAJAH'S DIAMOND]

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1896
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1896. New York: George Munro's Sons, n.d. (March 13, 1896 at the top of the front wrapper). 18 pp ads, some dated June 1900. Original tan paper wrappers printed in black. First American edition to consist solely of these two groups of mysterious detective tales, which had originally constituted the first volume of NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS (1882)… Read more
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CASTLE GAY

by Buchan, John

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Published
1930
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1930. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. Original green cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition of this tale of mystery and adventure, published a month before the American. As Buchan points out in a brief prefatory note, this tale contains further exploits of Dickson McCunn and several other characters whom he had introduced in HUNTINGTOWER (1922); there… Read more
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THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS

by Buchan, John

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Published
1935
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1935. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1935). Original green cloth, with dust jacket. First English Edition, published two days after the American. This is the third and last mystery featuring Dickson McCunn (the two previous ones had been HUNTINGTOWER (1922) and CASTLE GAY (1930). This suspenseful tale takes place in the imaginary European nation of Evallonia; … Read more
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"SKIN O' MY TOOTH."

by Orczy, Baroness ["Emmuska"]

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Published
1928
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NZ$220.58

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1928. His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1928]. Original light blue cloth. First Edition of this collection of twelve murder mysteries, featuring detective Patrick Mulligan (aka "Skin o' My Tooth"). In this volume, the Baroness is clearly trying the path blazed by Conan Doyle, as the cases are narrated not by the… Read more
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CAESAR CASCABEL

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1890
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1890. Translated from the French by A. Estoclet. Illustrated by George Roux. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, n.d. [1890]. Original light blue cloth pictorially decorated in black. First American Edition (also the first edition in English). Quoting from a contemporary review (cited in T&M) -- Like most of M. Jules Verne's books, it is the story… Read more
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THE GREAT K. & A. ROBBERY

by Ford, Paul Leicester

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Published
1897
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1897. New York: Dodd Mead and Company, 1897. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First Edition of this tale, based on fact, of the foiling of a robbery of the Kansas and Arizona Railroad; in 1926 it was made into a Tom Mix western. This copy is of the first issue, with the… Read more
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