Christmas Gift Ideas / Crime, Thriller and Horror
FLEMING Ian (1960)
For Your Eyes OnlyEnquire
First edition, first issue. In original black cloth, with the white eye and eyebrow motif blocked in white, title, publisher, and author lettered in gold on spine. Dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping, 15s. price on front flap. A good copy, with a slightly soiled but bright dust-jacket. London, Jonathan Cape,
CHRISTIE Agatha (1952)
Mrs. McGinty's DeadEnquire
First edition. 8vo. In original orange cloth, black lettering to spine, with dust-jacket. A good copy, a bookplate has been removed from the front endpaper at some point, leaving a mark. Dust-jacket a little bumped, but very bright. London, Collins Crime Club.
DOYLE Arthur Conan (1894)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [together with] The Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesEnquire
2 vols. First editions, first issues. Illustrations by Sydney Paget. 8vo., original publishers dark blue and light blue cloth, decorated in gilt and black, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. London, George Newnes 1892 -
BLACKWOOD Algernon (1906)
The Empty HouseEnquire
First edition. 8vo., 13x19.5cm. Original publisher's green pictorial cloth, upper board with a design of a spectral figure before an abandoned building in black and white, lettered and bordered in red, spine lettered in gilt, adverts at the rear dated Autumn 1906. Small neat bookplate of A.J.A. Symons to the ffep., of Michael Sadleir to the pastedown and a blind stamp from Basing House in Bournemouth on the title page. A very good copy as these things go, corners rubbed, spine with some vertical creases and joints partly cracked but holding, slightly cocked and some faint sporadic foxing to early leaves, a small stain to lower foredge corner between leaves 227-242, but bright and clean covers showing the attractively sinister design. London, Everleigh Nash.
FLEMING Ian (1965)
The Man with the Golden GunEnquire
First edition, first issue, second state, binding A, with all of the issue points. 8vo. Original black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, green endpapers decorated with a white 'fibre pattern'. Publisher's decorative clip on all four corners of the dust-jacket, and 18s net price. London, Jonathan Cape.
FLEMING Ian (1961)
First edition, first issue, with all of the issue points. 8vo. Original dark brown cloth, blind stamped skeletal hand, gilt lettering on spine. Publisher's decorative clip on all four corners of the dust-jacket, and 15s Net price. A very good copy with some browning to top edge, and a little ware to bottom edge of the dust-jacket. London, Jonathan Cape