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One Cried Murder. A Murray Hill Mystery - S. H. Courtier

1954 - Rinehart & Company, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition of Australian author Courtier’s second Crime novel with superb and bright example of the dust jacket designed by L. Kamp, a review copy with publisher’s review slip laid in at front of book.

Featuring ‘
the amiable Dr. Fabian Honeychurch and the distinctly waspish Inspector Burnivel of Scotland Yard’. 
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Price HK$ 1,800



Present Indicative - Noël Coward

1937 - Doubleday, Garden City - First Edition
First edition of the first of Noël Coward’s autobiographies, sumptuously bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey’s of London, which he would have approved wholeheartedly.

Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs - ‘I was photographed naked on a cushion very early in life, an insane, toothless smile slitting my face and pleats of fat overlapping me like an ill-fitting overcoat. Later, at the age of two, I was photographed again. This time in a lace dress, leaning against a garden roller and laughing hysterically. If these photographs can be found they will adorn this book.’

‘Thus begins the life story of one of the most celebrated characters in British theatrical history. Displaying an early dedication to the theatre,
Present Indicative hints at the success that would come to Coward as actor, playwright, novelist and performer. Each line is punctuated with his trademark effervescent wit, making this book a comic tour de force in it's own right.’ [Methuen] 
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Price HK$ 4,000



1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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Guard of Honor - James Gould Cozzens

1948 - Harcourt, New York - First Edition
A fine copy in near fine scarce first issue dust jacket, price clipped, but with no mention of the Pulitzer Prize to front flap, no quotes from reviews of Guard of Honor and no BOMC stamps present on book or jacket.

‘Guard of Honor’ won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. The novel balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzens's immense canvas.

‘No other American novelist of our time writes with such profound understanding of the wellsprings of human character and of the social pressures that help to form it’. -
The New York Times.

‘Every page of ‘Guard of Honor’ gives the impression of a writer at the very top of his powers setting out to accomplish nothing less than his masterwork.’ -
The New Yorker. 
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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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Price HK$ 1,400



 
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