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  • THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders by Ackroyd, Peter
    Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, in London in 1880, when a series of brutal murders shook the district known as Limehouse. A novel with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction, 261 pp. ISBN: 0-385-477074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66833
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  • THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders by Ackroyd, Peter
    Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, in London in 1880, when a series of brutal murders shook the district known as Limehouse. A novel with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction, 261 pp. ISBN: 0-385-477074.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (crease on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 9034
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  • Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. First edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9039
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  • A GIRL OF TO-DAY. by Adams, Ellinor Davenport (1859-1913)
    Adams, Ellinor Davenport (1859-1913)
    A GIRL OF TO-DAY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, n.d. (ca 1930). Hardcover - A novel originally published in England in 1899. "Young Frances Morland founds a society amongst her friends, intended to promote doing good to others. But her ideals are challenged when a most unexpected half-brother appears on the scene." 365 pp plus 9 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78779
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  • A FATAL WALTZ. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    A FATAL WALTZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in 1891 and featuring Lady Emily Ashton. Cast of characters. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-0061174223.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63554
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  • DANGEROUS TO KNOW. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    DANGEROUS TO KNOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0312383794.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64198
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  • THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014). First edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. Author's note. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64199
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  • THE ADVENTURESS: A Lady Emily Mystery. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    THE ADVENTURESS: A Lady Emily Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s on the French Riviera and featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves. Author's note. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1250058263.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69925
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  • A FATAL WALTZ. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    A FATAL WALTZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0312383794.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 63631
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  • THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    THE COUNTERFEIT HEIRESS: A Lady Emily Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. Author's note. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1250024695.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82771
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  • TEARS OF PEARL. by Alexander, Tasha.
    Alexander, Tasha.
    TEARS OF PEARL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of historical suspense combining mystery, romance and intrigue, set in the 1890s and featuring Lady Emily Ashton, now Lady Emily Hargreaves. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0312383701.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like fine dust jacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64054
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  • Bayer, Valerie Townsend.
    CITY OF CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a novel within a novel in the tradition of Byatt's 'Possession' in which two researchers use letters and journals to recreate the lives of a Victorian novelist and her family. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. ISBN: 0-312-06926x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15655
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  • ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL, by Birch, Carol.
    Birch, Carol.
    ORPHANS OF THE CARNIVAL,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life of a Mexican orphan named Julia Pastrana (who lived from 1834 to 1860) first appeared on the carnival stage in New Orleans in the mid-1800s. She was a slight girl who sang, danced, and spoke several languages, but it was her face, described as ape-like, covered with hair, that brought her notoriety. Interwoven with this historical narrative is the story of a 21st-century girl called Rose, a hoarder who has found a doll -once the beloved possession of Julia - in a rubbish bin in London. 334 pp. ISBN: 978-0385541527.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new but with a remainder dot).

    Book ID: 82284
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  • OSCAR WILDE AND A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE. by Brandreth, Gyles.
    Brandreth, Gyles.
    OSCAR WILDE AND A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. First edition - "One of Britain's premiere royal biographers pens the first in a series of a fiendishly clever historical murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde as the detective." A young artist's model has been murdered and Wilde enlists his friends, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherrard to help him investigate. Published in the UK in 2007 under the title "Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders." 343 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59628
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  • MRS JEFFRIES AND THE YULETIDE WEDDINGS. by Brightwell, Emily (Pseudonym of Cheryl Arguile)
    Brightwell, Emily (Pseudonym of Cheryl Arguile)
    MRS JEFFRIES AND THE YULETIDE WEDDINGS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Berkley, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A Victorian mystery, featuring Mrs. Jeffries, housekeeper of Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 9780425230466.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52863
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  • TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS by Carnac, Nicholas.
    Carnac, Nicholas.
    TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young officer in Queen Victoria's army - settings range from St. Petersburg in Russia to Simla in India, to Peking and to the Gobi Desert. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-684-161486.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48177
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  • TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS by Carnac, Nicholas.
    Carnac, Nicholas.
    TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young officer in Queen Victoria's army - settings range from St. Petersburg in Russia to Simla in India, to Peking and to the Gobi Desert. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-684-161486.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (hint of spine slant, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 7598
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  • THE SWANS OF BRHYADR by Couldrey, Vivienne.
    Couldrey, Vivienne.
    THE SWANS OF BRHYADR

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Romantic historical novel set in the Victorian era, one which focuses on the problems caused by the strict marriage customs of the time. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-698-109457.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a tight, clean copy.)

    Book ID: 43381
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  • IN THE FOG with THE DEATH OF RODRIGUEZ. by Davis, Richard Harding (1864 - 1916)
    Davis, Richard Harding (1864 - 1916)
    IN THE FOG with THE DEATH OF RODRIGUEZ.

    Edition: Early vintage printing - "Special edition" noted on title page.

    New York: American News Co / Grosset and Dunlap, 1902. Hardcover - The most famous work of Davis, a war correspondent and novelist, a classic of detective fiction. The members of an exclusive London club endeavor to solve a baffling murder. On a foggy night in 1897, an American diplomat tells three other club members of a recent night when he was lost in the London fog and heard a distant scream. Following the sound, he entered a strange house, where he discovered a man lying dead on a princesss divan, a crime which baffled Scotland Yard. A title on the 'Queen's Quorum' list of the 125 most important detective novels from 1854 to 1967. Many full page illustrations…

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    New York: American News Co / Grosset and Dunlap, 1902. Hardcover - The most famous work of Davis, a war correspondent and novelist, a classic of detective fiction. The members of an exclusive London club endeavor to solve a baffling murder. On a foggy night in 1897, an American diplomat tells three other club members of a recent night when he was lost in the London fog and heard a distant scream. Following the sound, he entered a strange house, where he discovered a man lying dead on a princesss divan, a crime which baffled Scotland Yard. A title on the 'Queen's Quorum' list of the 125 most important detective novels from 1854 to 1967. Many full page illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele and Thomas Mitchell Pierce. Bound together with the short story "The Death of Rodriguez," a story of the execution by firing squad of a young Cuban insurgent. Surprisingly uncommon early reprint, bound in decorative olive green boards, with Grosset and Dunlap noted at the base of the spine. 189 pp.

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    Condition: Very good (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 85756
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  • CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL: With 45 Lost Gustav Dore Engravings (1861) and 150 Other Victorian Illustrations. by Dickens, Charles; Gustav Dore, illustrator.
    Dickens, Charles; Gustav Dore, illustrator.
    CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL: With 45 Lost Gustav Dore Engravings (1861) and 150 Other Victorian Illustrations.

    Edition: First printing (first thus)

    St Louis: MCE Publishing Company, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A profusely illustrated edition of Dickens's classic yuletide ghost story features 45 engravings by Gustave Dore (which were discovered in an 1861 French magazine), and who was the first artist to illustrate Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family. It also includes 150 other Victorian illustrations. Introduction by Dan Malan. Square format. Illustrated endpapers. 176 pp. ISBN: 1-88895700X.

    Condition: Very near fine red cloth with gilt lettering on the spin in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86012
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  • CASTLE ROUGE. by Douglas, Carole Nelson.
    Douglas, Carole Nelson.
    CASTLE ROUGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth novel in the award-winning Victorian-era series featuring Irene Adler, the beautiful opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes. Holmes himself and Jack the Ripper. INSCRIBED on the title page "For - - an Irene lover " 519 pp. plus a reader's guide, an interview with Douglas and a selected bibliography. ISBN: 0-312-86941x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85234
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  • Ellis, Mrs. [Sarah Stickney Ellis, 1799-1872.]
    THE MOTHERS OF ENGLAND; Their Influence and Their Responsibility.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York & Philadelphia: D. Appleton & Co. / George S. Appleton, 1844. Hardcover first edition - The final volume by this prolific author on the duties of women, a book which emphasizes the importance of women in seeing that their children are properly educated in moral issues as well as intellectually. It has been suggested that Mrs Ellis was the basis for the pseudonym used by Emily Bronte - that of Ellis Bell. 226 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (previous owner's name, a bit of wear at the ends of the spine and the corners, and some minor foxing. Overall most of the pages are white and supple, the binding is tight.)

    Book ID: 50246
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  • THE VANISHING MAN. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    THE VANISHING MAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The 12th book to be published in this series of mysteries, a series which has been described as" ranging from the slums of London to the corridors of power," but this title is the second of a trilogy prequel to the main series. Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman, is just beginning his career as a detective along with his friend Lady Jane. "London 1853. The secret pursuit of a long lost portrait of Shakespeare and a shocking murder sends Charles Lennox on the hunt for a criminal mastermind." SIGNED on the title page. 269 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78823
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  • THE LAST PASSENGER. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    THE LAST PASSENGER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2020). SIGNED first edition - The 13th book to be published in this series of mysteries, a series which has been described as" ranging from the slums of London to the corridors of power," but this title is the third in a trilogy of prequels to the original series. Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman, is beginning to make his mark as a detective along with his friend Lady Jane. Set in 1855, a body is discovered on a train when it arrives at Paddington with no clues as to identity of the victim or why he might have been murdered. SIGNED on the title page. Promotional material laid in. 309 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78824
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  • AN OLD BETRAYAL. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    AN OLD BETRAYAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. SIGNED first edition - The seventh in this series of mysteries set in the late 1860s and 1870s and featuring Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer and former detective who is now a member of Parliament, married (to Lady Jane) and a father. A book i in a series which "ranges from the slums of London to the corridors of power." SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 74861
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  • A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011). SIGNED - The fourth in this series of mysteries set in the late 1860s and featuring Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer who is now a member of Parliament, and newly married to Lady Jane. SIGNED on the title page. 327 pp. ISBN: 978-0312616953.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 62314
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  • BURIAL AT SEA. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    BURIAL AT SEA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012). SIGNED - Fifth novel set in the Victorian era - in 1873, a perilous time in the relationship between England and France - and featuring Charles Lennox, who sets sail on a perilous mission for his government only to find murder on board. SIGNED on the title page. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-1250008145.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 62335
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  • A DEATH IN THE SMALL HOURS. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    A DEATH IN THE SMALL HOURS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this series of mysteries set in the late 1860s and 1870s and featuring Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer who is now a member of Parliament, married to Lady Jane and a delighted new father. He is visiting his uncle's estate in Somerset, anticipating a quiet few weeks, but finds vandalism and more serious incidents in the village of Plumbly. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-1250011602.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71486
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  • THE VANISHING MAN. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    THE VANISHING MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 12th book to be published in this series of mysteries, a series which has been described as" ranging from the slums of London to the corridors of power," but this title is the second of a trilogy prequel to the main series. Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman, is just beginning his career as a detective along with his friend Lady Jane. "London 1853. The secret pursuit of a long lost portrait of Shakespeare and a shocking murder sends Charles Lennox on the hunt for a criminal mastermind." 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1250311368.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86301
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  • A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR. by Finch, Charles.
    Finch, Charles.
    A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth in this series of mysteries set in London in the late 1860s and featuring Charles Lenox, a Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer who is now a member of Parliament, and newly married to Lady Jane. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0312625061.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78574
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