Twentieth Century Detective Fiction from Robert Temple Booksellers

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And CARY (Falkland L.).

by THOMSON (A.A.)

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Published
1947
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$17.62

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Murder At the ministry. Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3, Duke of York Street, St. James’s, N.D. [1947]. Integral advertisement leaf at end; scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher’s monogram device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher’s monogram device, ruled, and lettered black on spine; very pale buff end-papers. Fine copy in frayed and… Read more
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Something Like A Love Affair.

by SYMONS (Julian).

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Robert Temple Booksellers
Published
1992
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$24.97

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Macmillan, London, 1992. Double demy 16mo, perfect bound; two blanks at end; pp[viii]+179+[v]; cream faintly linen-textured boards, lettered black down spine; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
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The dragon Murder case.

by VAN DINE (S.S.).

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Published
1934
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$11.01

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A Philo Vance story. Cassell and Company Ltd., 1934. Sm.cr.8vo; integral double-spread plan; pp.[319]+[i (blank)]; dull blue buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Covers string marked and a little used; gilt very slightly rubbed; slight foxing of edges, and one or two fore-margins; edges of prelims. foxed; a very good reading copy. Hubin, p.414. First English edition. All… Read more
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London Fields.

by AMIS (Martin).

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Published
1989
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$22.03

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Jonathan Cape Thirty-two Bedford Square London, 1989. Double demy 16mo; one diagram in text; pp.[x]+470; mid-grey cloth-rextured boards, down-lettered and blocked with publisher’s initialed device gilt on spine; pale grey end-papers. Fine copy in dust-wrapper. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
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The Mullenthorpe Thing.

by HOOD (Christopher).

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$13.22

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A Novel By Christopher Hood. 1971, Chatto & Windus, London. Extra cr.8vo; blank follows dedication leaf; pp.192; light sky-blue beaded-linen-grain boards, downlettered, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine. Fine copy in slightly creased and nicked dust-wrapper. Norah Smallwood’s copy, with her pencilled initials on the front end-paper. Norah Smallwood was a director of Chatto and Windus: copies bearing her… Read more
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The Place of dragons.

by LE QUEUX (William).

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Published
1916
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$66.10

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A mystery. By William Le Queux Author of “In White Raiment,” “If Sinners Entice Thee,” “The Room of Secrets,” etc. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1916. Half-tone frontispiece printed in sepia; pp.319+[i (blank)]; deep blue-green smooth linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Slight wear to extremities of spine;… Read more
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Guy Garrick.

by REEVE (Arthur B.).

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Published
1914
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$22.03

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An Adventure with a scientific Gunman. By Arthur B. Reeve, Author of “The Silent Bullet,” “The Poisoned Pen,” “The Dream Doctor” And other “Craig Kennedy” and Guy “Garrick” Stories. Hearst’s International Library Co., New York, 1914. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; final blank; pp.[vi]+326+[ii]; light grey-blue fine dotted-diaper ribbed cloth, pictorially blocked black, lettered white within black single-rule blocked… Read more
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Rubbed out.

by BARNETT (Reginald).

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Published
1904
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$110.17

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By Reginald Barnett Author of “Police Sergeant C.21,” and “The Devil’s Whisper.” London: R.A. Everett & Co. (Ltd.), 42 Essex Street, Strand, W.C. Copyright) [sic], N.D. [1904]. Post 8vo; blank before half-title, 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+283+3; glazed pale yellow boards printed on spine in black and green in standard style, pictorially on front board in yellow, red,… Read more
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$110.17
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I’ll get you for this.

by CHASE (James Hadley [i.e., René Brabazon Raymond]).

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Robert Temple Booksellers
Published
1946
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$18.72

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Jarrolds Publishers (London) Ltd, Founded in 1770, 47 Princes Gate, S.W.7, London New York Melbourne Sydney Cape Town, 1946. Sm.cr.8vo; cerise cloth, lettered black on spine. Nice copy. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.
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Anderson Crow Detective.

by McCUTCHEON (George Barr).

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Published
1920
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$44.07

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By George Barr McCutcheon Auther of “Brewster’s Millions,” “Truxton King,” “Sherry,” etc. Illustrated by John T. McCutcheon. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1920. Blank before half-title, two at end; wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty-three tipped-in plates; pp.[x]+353+[v]; light sage-green fine-linen-grain cloth blocked and embossed blind on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine. Small, barely visible snag… Read more
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The twister.

by WALLACE (Edgar).

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$58.76

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John Long, Limited, 34, 35, & 36 Paternoster Row, [January,] 1928. Light crimson fine linen grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Very nice copy. Kiddle W173. The correct first printing, dated 1928 on verso of title and at end of text, and with eleven titles (‘Flat 2’ - ‘The Man from Morocco’)… Read more
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Mr. Fortune’s Trials.

by BAILEY (H.C.).

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Published
1925
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$51.41

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Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1925. Publisher’s inserted Catalogue, 8pp., coded at end ‘425’; pp.vi+250; cream fine linen-textured cloth, ruled, blocked with three large dots, and lettered black on front cover and spine; lower-edges uncut. Small, faint, splash-mark at fore-edge of front cover; spine a little dust-darkened; a little very faint foxing internally; owner’s name… Read more
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Frontispiece by Oscar Wilson. London, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, New York and Melbourne, N.D. [1904]. Advertisement leaf, blank on verso, precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.294; bright violet buckram, ruled and blocked white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, elaborately blocked blind on front cover; ruled blind on spine. Spine a trifle dulled and faded… Read more
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Partners Of the night.

by SCOTT (Leroy).

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By Leroy Scott Author of “The Walking Delegate,” “Counsel for the Defence,” etc. Illustrated by Dalton Stevens. New York, The Century Co., [October,] 1916. Three blanks before half-title, two at end; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates, on art-paper, all included in the pagination; pp.[xviii]+361+[v]; black rough buckram lettered orange on front cover and spine, and with small orange triangle… Read more
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Samuel Lyle Criminologist.

by CRABB (Arthur).

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Published
1920
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$29.38

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By Arthur Crabb. Illustrated by S.C. Coll. New York, The Century Co., 1920. Line frontispiece and three plates; blank at end; pp.[viii]+347+[iii]; sage green fine buckram, lettered and with short rule, black, on spine, lettered black on front cover. Vertical flexion crease to back board; small chip to blank lower fore-corner of pp.135-6; otherwise a fine copy. Queen, DSS,… Read more
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By a Vanished hand.

by FEENY (Alfred).

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Published
1906
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By the late Alfred Feeny. With portrait. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1906. Half-tone portrait frontispiece from a photograph, with tissue guard; pp.318+[ii (blank)]; light- and mid- grey-green linen-patterned cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Light foxing to prelims., otherwise a fine copy. A posthumous volume containing five short stories reprinted from Christmas Numbers… Read more
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The Man in Evening Clothes.

by SCOTT (John Reed).

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Published
1917
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$66.10

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By John Reed Scott, Author of “The Cab of the Sleeping Horse,” “The Colonel Of the Red Huzzars,” “The Unforgiving Offender,” “The Duke of Oblivion,” etc. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London, The Nickerbocker Press, 1917. Half-title not called for; binder’s blank and integral advertisement leaf printed on verso precede full-colour frontispiece after E.L. Crompton, bound in, with… Read more
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Confessions of A Detective.

by LEWIS (Alfred Henry).

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Published
1906
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$29.38

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By Alfred Henry Lewis Author of “The Boss,” “The President,” “The Sunset Trail,” etc., etc. Illustrated by E.M. Ashe. New York, A.S. Barnes & Company, 1906. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[xii]+280; vertically-fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered, with short rule, white, blocked emblematically gilt on spine, lettered white, blocked emblematically gilt, on front cover. Recased, preserving the… Read more
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By Arthur B. Reeve Author of “The Silent Bullet,” “The Poisoned Pen,” etc. Illustrated by Will Foster. New York, Hearst’s International Library Co., 1914. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.[iv]+379+[i (blank)]; vertically-fine-ribbed deep cerise cloth, lettered, and with short rule, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered bright red, blocked gilt, on… Read more
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$80.79
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The fighting Scouts.

by WALLACE (Edgar).

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Published
1919
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$124.86

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By Edgar Wallace Author of “Smithy and the Huns,” “Four Just Men,” etc. London, C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C.2., February, 1919. Sm.f’cap 8vo; blank serving as paste-down precedes half-title, 3pp. integral advertisements at end (for ‘Pelmanism’), the last serving as pastedown; pp.[viii]+116+[iv]; sage-green fine-linen-patterned cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover and spine, lettered black on… Read more
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