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Death in the House - Anthony Berkeley

1939 - Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
A rare Berkeley title.

‘Lord Wellacombe, Secretary of State for India, dies whilst giving a speech to introduce a new bill on the floor of the House of Commons. His untimely demise looks like a stroke, but is it mere coincidence that a threat on his life had been made? The bill needs to be passed, but is anyone brave enough to defy the threats and risk potential murder?’

Enter Lord Arthur...
 
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Trial and Error - Anthony Berkeley

1937 - Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
Dedicated to P. G. Wodehouse.

‘Non-descript, upstanding Mr Todhunter is told that he has only months to live. He decides to commit a murder for the good of mankind. Finding a worthy victim proves far from easy, and there is a false start before he settles on and dispatches his target. But then the police arrest an innocent man, and the honourable Todhunter has to set about proving himself guilty of the murder.’
 
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1923 - The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis - First American Edition
A humorous Irish mystery of buried treasure. A fine copy in delicate dust jacket.

George A. Birmingham was the pen name of James Owen Hannay (1865-1950), Irish clergyman and prolific and successful novelist.
 
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The Sins of the Father - Inscribed - John Blackburn

1979 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
A nice association copy, inscribed from Blackburn to actor Christopher Lee who starred in the 1973 film version of Blackburn’s ‘Nothing But The Night’.

To Christopher Lee with best wishes as always John Blackburn 
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Fahrenheit 451 - Signed - Ray Bradbury

1953 - Ballantine Books, New York - First edition
One of the Most Desirable Rarities in Modern Science Fiction.

First edition, one of 200 copies, of which this is number 36, signed by Bradbury and bound in ‘
an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis’.

An outstanding, tight and bright copy, whose magnificently named binding material ‘Johns-Manville Quinterra’, a fireproof asbestos material, is prone to crumbling, staining, and soiling.

‘Frightening in its implications.’ -
New York Times. 
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Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat - Ernest Bramah

1928 - The Richards Press Ltd., London - First Edition, in first issue dust jacket
‘The more you can consume, the less will be this self-conscious person’s shame at the insipidity of what he puts before you; the longer you can tolerate his worn-out roof, the greater will be the confidence with which he can henceforth continue to dwell beneath it...’

The third collection of stories in Brahmah’s ‘
Kai Lung’ series: a brilliant literary fusion of myths, legends, and cosmology from the Golden age of Han, tied together with Bramah’s keen eye for combining historic fiction and comedy. Kai Lung, our hapless yet loveable protagonist, must once again defeat his enemies and win back his kidnapped wife; Hwa-Mei, by weaving together seemingly unconnected parables and tales until an overarching narrative is skilfully revealed.

A seminal influence in the genre of speculative fiction, Bramah’s works have been compared with those of Jerome K. Jerome, and PG Wodehouse. His work went on to inspire writers such as Dorothy L Sayers, Jorge Luis Borges, and George Orwell, among many others.
 
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The Novels of the Sisters Bront - Anne, Charlotte & Emily Bront

1905 - John Grant, Edinburgh - The Thornton Edition
An elegantly bound twelve volume first printing of the Thornton Edition of the Novels of the Brontë Sisters, which is considered the definitive complete works, and includes Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Life of Charlotte Brontë'.

With a frontispiece illustration to each volume, and numerous black and white photographic plates showing Brontë country.
 
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1914 and Other Poems - Rupert Brooke

1915 - Sidgwick &, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of Brooke’s second and most famous collection of poetry, published two months after his death, which contains, amongst others, both ‘The Soldier’ and ‘The Dead’. With portrait frontispiece from a photograph taken by Sherrill Schell in 1913, and the delicate and scarce dust jacket which is in two pieces but shows well on the book itself. Housed in later quarter red morocco slipcase.

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home
.’ 
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