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The Indigo Necklace - Frances Crane

1945 - Random House, New York - First Edition
A fine example of the rubbing-prone dust jacket with a very good book which appears to have been matched to the dust jacket, would benefit from a better book.

Featuring crime solving couple Lieutenant Pat and Jean Abbot, the locationn isis New Orleans and the famous French quarter.
 
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The Pit-Prop Syndicate - Freeman Wills Crofts

1922 - W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition
‘”And will you help me Seymour?” She looked appealingly at her companion.’

A lovely copy of the author’s third novel, set in Bordeaux, London, and Scotland, in which Seymour Merriman accidentally witness a crucial detail in one of the most horrific crimes France has ever seen, and subsequently must employ the help of a local customs officer if he hopes to stay alive... What began as amateur detective work ends up as a job for Inspector Willis of Scotland Yard, a job requiring tenacity, ingenuity and guile.

Selected in 1957 as one of the ‘
100 Best Crime Stories’ by Julian Symons for the London Sunday Times.

‘This early story by Freeman Wills Crofts has lost nothing in the passage of time: indeed, it seems almost better than ever. . . . One of the classics of modern crime fiction.’ – The New York Times. 
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The Futile Alibi - An Inspector French Detective Story - Freeman Wills Crofts

1938 - Dodd, New York - First American Edition
‘A successful financier is found dead in his houseboat at Henley during the Regatta. It looks like suicide but Inspector French is worried about the case.’ 
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Murderers Make Mistakes - Freeman Wills Crofts

1947 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
Twenty three short stories that then formed the basis for eighteen short radio plays broadcast by the BBC from 1943 to 1945. 
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The Scarlet Car - Richard Harding Davis

1907 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition
For a long time it had been arranged they all should go to the Harvard and Yale game in Winthrop’s car...

A near fine first edition of this vintage motoring murder mystery, in the rare dust jacket. With twelve full page illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele (1873-1944) who was best known for his illustrations of Sherlock Holmes (Steele was the man who introduced Holmes’ Deerstalker and Calabash pipe).

The basis for the 1917 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney.

‘”Shall be together.” he quoted, “breathe and ride. So, one day more am I deified; who knows but the world may end to-night?”’”If you don’t stop this car quick,” she said, “the world will end for all of us.”’
 
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The Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. - Charles Dickens

1844 to 1848 - Chapman & Hall [or] Bradbury & Evans, London - Mixed first and early editions
A beautifully bound five volume set of Dickens’ Christmas Stories, fine copies housed in a custom made slipcase. With illustrated title pages, full plate and in-text illustrations throughout.

‘After the success attained with A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called "the Carol philosophy" to "strike a sledgehammer blow" for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humor and good cheer’. - David Purdue.
 
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The Works - Charles Dickens

1903 - Chapman and Hall, London - The Biographical Edition
A sumptuously bound set, complete in nineteen volumes, thoroughly illustrated throughout with 574 full-page illustrations, 143 in-text, and eight illustrated title pages.

Illustrations by ‘Phiz’ (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, F. Walker, H. K. Browne, Seymour, Dalziel, J. G. Pinwell, Luke Fildes, Charles Green, Mahony, Cattermole, Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, Leech, Doyle, etc.
 
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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Fifty-Seven Illustrations by “Phiz” - Charles Dickens

1874 - Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly - First Household Edition
‘Before [Dickens] wrote a single real story, he had a kind of vision . . . a map full of fantastic towns, thundering coaches, clamorous market-places, uproarious inns, strange and swaggering figures. That vision was Pickwick.’ – G.K. Chesteron

A handsomely bound early edition of Dickens’ first novel, with all the original illustrations by “Phiz”, printed with text in double-column format.

The Pickwick Papers
recounts the rollicking adventures of Mr Pickwick, his companion Sam Weller, the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, and the sportsman Winkle, as they travel about England, from the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club, to the Eastanswill election and the Fleet debtor’s prison. 
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