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Accueil » Toutes les news » Rupert Books : catalogue de mai
par
Thierry Saint-Joanis
Rupert Books :
catalogue de mai

Rupert Books May ACD & SH listing
Mai 8, 2007
PUBLICATION

Une sélection de documents conan-doyliens et holmésiens que la librairie anglaise Rupert Books vous propose en vente par correspondance pour le mois de mai. L`occasion de compléter votre collection ou d'en estimer la valeur... De nombreux documents concernant Jack l'éventreur sont aussi proposés en fin de liste.


Rupert Books, depuis 1984,  propose des ouvrages consacrés à  Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, et Jack l'éventreur.




Voici une sélection des livres disponibles en ce mois de mai :








SHERLOCK HOLMES BY A. CONAN DOYLE


ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE, THE. London: Westminster Libraries/Arthur Conan Doyle Society, 1991. Introduction by Julian Symons. Afterword by Owen Dudley Edwards. Facsimile of original manuscript. F in F d/w. £25.

ADVENTURE OF THE LION’S MANE, THE. London: Westminster Libraries/Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 1992. Introduction by Colin Dexter. Afterword by Richard Lancelyn Green. Facsimile of original manuscript. F in F d/w. £25.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: George Newnes, 1901. Souvenir Edition, issued to coincide with the opening of the Gillette play at the Lyceum in 1901. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Light green cloth, heavily decorated with pictorial design of Sphinx, titled gilt. G+, rubbed, scuffed, nicked, soiled, spine darkened, front hinge cracked. £40.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VINCENT STARRETT, AND ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, SIDNEY PAGET AND OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1952]. Introduction by Vincent Starrett. With THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH; ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, SIDNEY PAGET & OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1957]. With THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: A DEFINITIVE TEXT, CORRECTED AND EDITED BY EDGAR W. SMITH; ILLUSTRATED WITH A SELECTIVE COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC DORR STEELE, FRANK WILES & OTHERS. New York: Heritage Press, [1957]. Epilogue by Edgar W. Smith. Reprint of the Limited Editions Club omnibus, originally issued in 1950-1952, containing the entire Canon and 160 illustrations. Three vols. Embossed cameo profile of Holmes smoking pipe on each front board. VG in VG slipcases, lightly worn, two of three slipcases split. £95 the set.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: Folio Society, 1958. Introduction by Brian A. Marsh. Illustrated by Paul Hogarth. NF. £15.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: Book Club Associates, 1977. Reprint of 1974 John Murray and Jonathan Cape edition. Sherlock Holmes Collected Edition. Introduction by Eric Ambler. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed. £10.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: John Murray and Jonathan Cape, 1978. Reprint of 1974 edition. Sherlock Holmes Collected Edition. Introduction by Eric Ambler. NF in NF d/w. £10.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: Peerage Books, 1987. F in NF d/w, minute tear. £8.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. n.p.: Modern Publishing Group, 1990. Unusual Australian edition. Atmospheric cover. F in illustrated boards. £10.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. Newmarket: Brimax Books, 1993. Profusely illustrated in colour by Eric Kincaid. "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Man with the Twisted Lip," "The Speckled Band," "The Musgrave Ritual," and "The Final Problem." Unusually attractive. Large format. F in NF d/w. £15.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1994. With MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1994. With THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1994. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Elegantly produced three-volume set features exceptionally attractive matching covers and spines. NF in illustrated wraps. £25 the set.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. Ware: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes reproduced in facsimile, mainly from The Strand Magazine. NF in NF d/w. £10.

ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/A STUDY IN SCARLET. London: Peerage Books, 1991. Elegantly produced edition. F in blue textured leatherette with red leatherette spine, titled gilt, gilt edges. £10.

ANGELS OF DARKNESS: A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS, ed. Peter Blau. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2001. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event, suppressed for decades. Conan Doyle’s unpublished play, Angels of Darkness, tells the American portion of A Study in Scarlet, but without Holmes and with only Dr. Watson as its protagonist. Complete text of the play, and a facsimile edition of a portion of the manuscript. Commentary by Clifford S. Goldfarb, Christopher Roden, Michael W. Homer, et al. Limited to 500 copies. F in F d/w. £30.

ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: THE FOUR NOVELS AND THE FIFTY-SIX SHORT STORIES COMPLETE BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, ed. William S. Baring-Gould. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967. Illustrated by Charles Doyle, Howard K. Elcock, D. H. Friston, A. Gilbert, James Grieg, George Hutchinson, William H. Hyde, Charles Raymond Macaulay, Sidney Paget, Frederic Dorr Steele, Arthur Twidle, Frank Wiles, et al. Meticulously annotated two-volume edition of the entire Canon. This set was issued in four formats: with dust wrappers, without dust wrappers, with dust wrappers in slipcase, and without dust wrappers in slipcase. Exceptionally rare in its first edition. F in VG d/w’s, lightly rubbed, short tears, price-clipped, head of spines internally tape-reinforced, in NF slipcase. £100.

ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: THE FOUR NOVELS AND THE FIFTY-SIX SHORT STORIES COMPLETE BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, ed. William S. Baring-Gould. London: John Murray, 1979. Reprint of 1968 first U.K. edition. Illustrated by Charles Doyle, Howard K. Elcock, D. H. Friston, A. Gilbert, James Grieg, George Hutchinson, William H. Hyde, Charles Raymond Macaulay, Sidney Paget, Frederic Dorr Steele, Arthur Twidle, Frank Wiles, et al. Meticulously annotated two-volume edition of the entire Canon. VG in VG+ d/w’s, lightly rubbed, short tear, price-clipped, in lightly scuffed slipcase. £90.

----------. Another set. Second edition, second printing. G+, heavily rubbed, front hinges cracked. £40.

"Boscombe Valley Mystery, The," in Murder Most Foul. London: Octopus Books, 1984. Other contributors include Ray Bradbury, Arnold Bennett, Jack London, W. Somerset Maugham, Edgar Allan Poe, Georges Simenon, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Robert Bloch, G. K. Chesterton, William Faulkner, Margery Allingham, Algernon Blackwood, P. D. James, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ambrose Bierce, et al. F in NF d/w. £10.

COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. Ware: Leisure Circle, 1988. The entire Canon reproduced in facsimile in three attractive, illustrated volumes, mainly from The Strand Magazine. NF in NF d/w’s. £25 the set.

COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: VOLUME TWO. Ware: Wordsworth Editions, 1988. This second volume of a three-volume set contains the short stories in chronological order, as they first appeared in The Strand Magazine. NF in VG d/w, scuffed, short tear. £8.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, and Auckland: Doubleday/Dorset Press, 1988. Preface by Christopher Morley. Reprint of 1936 omnibus edition. F in NF d/w, spine faded. £25.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: VOLUME ONE. Garden City: Doubleday, 1988. Reprint of 1930 edition. Preface by Christopher Morley. This first volume of a two-volume set contains A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. NF in VG d/w, rubbed, chipped. £12.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES LONG STORIES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray, 1962. Reprint of 1929 edition, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Long Stories. NF in VG d/w, rubbed, only slightly chipped, short closed tear, slightly stained. £25.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES LONG STORIES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray, 1966. Reprint of 1929 edition, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Long Stories. VG+ in VG d/w, rubbed, lightly chipped. £20.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES LONG STORIES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray/Jonathan Cape, 1973. Reprint of 1929 edition, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Long Stories. F in NF d/w. £25.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES LONG STORIES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: Book Club Associates, 1974. Reprint of 1929 edition, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Long Stories. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed, short tear. £20.

COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES LONG STORIES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray/Jonathan Cape, 1986. Reprint of 1929 edition, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Long Stories. NF in NF. £20.

HIS LAST BOW: SOME REMINISCENCES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. London: John Murray, 1928. Reprint of 1917 edition. School-prize edition, with Oulton High School crest in gilt on front cover. Red cloth, titled gilt. VG, nicked, lightly spotted. £20.

HIS LAST BOW: SOME REMINISCENCES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. London: John Murray, 1954. VG in VG d/w, lightly foxed and chipped. £10.

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE. London: John Murray, 1947. Reprint of 1924 edition. Conan Doyle Uniform Edition. VG in VG d/w, sunned, foxed, front hinge cracked, chipped, short tears. £25.

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE. London: John Murray, 1972. F in NF d/w, price-clipped. £10.

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE. London: Andre Deutsch Classics, 1996. F in illustrated boards. £6.

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE: CHAPTER XI. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2001. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event. Facsimile edition of the manuscript of the only extant chapter of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Commentary by Don Richard Cox, Richard Lancelyn Green, Donald A. Redmond, et al. Limited to 500 copies. F in F d/w. £30.

ILLUSTRATED SHERLOCK HOLMES TREASURY, THE: INCLUDING THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES AND MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. London: Guild Publishing, 1984. Facsimile edition from The Strand Magazine, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. F in VG+ d/w, spine faded, short tear. £10.

(INTERNATIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES PLUS SHERLOCK HOLMES PAPERBACK BONANZA.) Ronald Burt De Waal, The International Sherlock Holmes: A Companion Volume to The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Hamden: Archon Books/London: Mansell Publishing, 1980. Second of De Waal’s massive Sherlockian bibliographies—6,135 entries. VG in VG d/w, rubbed, chipped, short tears. Plus an attractive and varied assortment: The Best of Sherlock Holmes (Dent/Everyman Library, 1995, VG+); Sherlock Holmes: Four Great Novels (Parragon, 1995, NF); Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories (Parragon, 1995, NF); Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band (Penguin 60s, 1996, F). Plus set of three matching Puffin Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1994, F), The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F), and The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F). Plus set of four matching Penguin Popular Classics: A Study in Scarlet (1996, F), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1994, F), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1996, F), and His Last Bow (1997, F). Twelve volumes. £35 the set.

LAST ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: BEING A NEW EDITION OF HIS "MEMOIRS." London: George Newnes, 1897. Twenty-eighth Thousand. Cabinet Edition, published between 1894 and 1901. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Mid-green cloth, with Strand device on cover, titled gilt. VG, rubbed, scuffed, soiled, spine darkened, hinges cracked. £50.

MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: John Murray, 1965. NF in VG+ d/w, rubbed, nicked. £10.

MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973. Striking cover depicts the sitting-room. VG in pictorial wraps, rubbed. £2.

MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. New York: A & W Visual Library, 1982. Reproduced in facsimile from The Strand Magazine, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. VG in illustrated wraps, soiled, lightly creased. £4.

NAPOLEON BUST BUSINESS AGAIN, THE. New York: Baker Street Irregulars, 2003. Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. A major Sherlockian publishing event. Facsimile edition of the original manuscript of The Adventure of the Six Napoleons. Commentary by William Hyder, Roy Pilot, et al. As this is a limited edition of only 500 copies, it is going to go out of print very quickly. F in F d/w. £30.

OXFORD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE, ed. Owen Dudley Edwards, Richard Lancelyn Green, Christopher Roden, and W. W. Robson. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Second impressions, originally issued in 1993. 9 vols. Definitive, annotated texts of the entire Canon. F in F d/w’s. £135 the set.

OXFORD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, ed. Richard Lancelyn Green. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. First paperback edition, second impression, originally issued in 1993. Definitive, annotated text. NF in illustrated wraps. £8.

OXFORD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, ed. W. W. Robson. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Second impression, originally issued in 1993. Preface by Owen Dudley Edwards. Definitive, annotated text. F in NF d/w. £15.

OXFORD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE: A STUDY IN SCARLET, ed. Owen Dudley Edwards. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. First paperback edition, originally issued in 1993. Definitive, annotated text. NF in illustrated wraps. £8.

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. New Era Edition. Printed in the advanced stage of of Pitman’s shorthand. Vol. 1, containing "The Dancing Men, "The Solitary Cyclist," and "The Priory School." A sparkling copy. Blue cloth, titled black. NF, only slightly rubbed. £15.

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: John Murray, 1937. Reprint of 1918 edition. Cheap edition. VG, spine heavily faded. £4.

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: John Murray and Jonathan Cape, 1977. Reprint of 1974 edition. Sherlock Holmes Collected Edition. Introduction by Angus Wilson. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed. £10.

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. London: Wordsworth Classics, 1995. Reproduced in facsimile from The Strand Magazine, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. F in F d/w. £8.

"Scandal in Bohemia, A," in Golden Age Detective Stories, ed. Marie Smith. Bath: Parragon, 1999. Reprint of 1994 edition, originally entitled The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Detective Stories. Also contains "His Last Bow." Other contributors include Israel Zangwill, Arthur Morrison, Fergus Hume, E. W. Hornung, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Maurice Leblanc, Jacques Futrelle, Jack London, R. Austin Freeman, G. K. Chesterton, et al. F in illustrated wraps. £6.

"Scandal in Bohemia, A," in The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Detective Stories, ed. Marie Smith. London: Robinson, 1994. Also contains "His Last Bow." Other contributors include Arthur Morrison, Fergus Hume, E. W. Hornung, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Maurice Leblanc, Jacques Futrelle, Jack London, R. Austin Freeman, G. K. Chesterton, et al. VG in illustrated wraps, rear cover and spine creased. £5.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURES & MEMOIRS. Leicester: Galley Press, 1988. Massive omnibus edition. NF in NF d/w. £10.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COMPLETE LONG STORIES—A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray, 1954. Reprint of 1929 edition. NF in VG d/w, lightly chipped, foxed, price-clipped. £30.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COMPLETE LONG STORIES—A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE VALLEY OF FEAR. London: John Murray, 1959. Reprint of 1929 edition. NF in VG d/w, lightly chipped, tape marks on endpapers and flaps. £30.

----------. Another copy. VG+ in VG d/w, chipped, short tears. £20.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES—HIS ADVENTURES. MEMOIRS. RETURN. HIS LAST BOW & THE CASE-BOOK. London: John Murray, 1956. Reprint of 1928 edition. NF in VG d/w, chipped. £30.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES—HIS ADVENTURES. MEMOIRS. RETURN. HIS LAST BOW & THE CASE-BOOK. London: John Murray, 1971. Reprint of 1928 edition. NF in VG d/w, rubbed, internally tape-reinforced. £20.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LONG STORIES. Leicester: Galley Press, 1987. With SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURES & MEMOIRS. Leicester: Galley Press, 1988. Two massive omnibus editions. NF in NF d/w’s. £20 the set.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES IN INDIAN EDITIONS.) A collection of uncommon English-language paperback editions published in India: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Calcutta: Rupa, 1989, F); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Bombay: Jaico, 1991, NF); Best of Sherlock Holmes (New Delhi: Classic Paperbacks, c. 1989, VG); The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Calcutta: Rupa, 1989, F); Cases of Sherlock Holmes (New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 1990, VG+); The Complete Long Stories of Sherlock Holmes (Bombay: Jaico, 1990, VG+). Plus three-volume edition of the entire Canon: The Complete Sherlock Holmes Novels and Stories (New Delhi: Classic Paperbacks, c. 1989; rear cover of Volume I features a photograph of Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley; rear cover of Volume III features a photograph of Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock; F). Nine volumes. £40 the set.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES IN JAPANESE.) Sherlock Holmes taizen. Tokyo: Koudan-sha, 1986. Massive omnibus edition of the Canon, excluding only The Valley of Fear and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, with original illustrations from The Strand Magazine. F in F d/w over wraps. £30.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 1998. First volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: HIS LAST BOW, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2006. Eighth volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.

SHERLOCK HOLMES REFERENCE LIBRARY, THE: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, ed. Leslie S. Klinger. Indianapolis: Gasogene Books, 2002. Fourth volume of a projected nine-volume series, a newly annotated edition of the Canon that follows in the footsteps of Baring-Gould’s The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (1967) and The Oxford Sherlock Holmes (1993). F in illustrated wraps. £22.


 

SHERLOCKIANA


QUEEN, ELLERY. Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper. London: Victor Gollancz, 1967. First U.K. edition of A Study in Terror, originally published in paperback in 1966. Loosely based on the screenplay for the 1966 film that starred John Neville. Uncommon. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly rubbed. £100.







MAGAZINE APPEARANCES


ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPLETE IN THE STRAND MAGAZINE.) The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1891. Vol. II, July to December 1891. Contains "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," "A Case of Identity," "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," "The Five Orange Pips," and "The Man with the Twisted Lip." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1892. Vol. III, January to June 1892. Contains "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb," "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1892. Vol. IV, July to December 1892. Contains "The Adventure of Silver Blaze." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Three vols. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Nice bright copies. VG, heads of spines lightly scuffed, rear board lightly mottled (Vol. II). £180 the set.

"Evidence for Fairies, The" in The Strand Magazine. Vol. 61, No. 363, March 1921. Conan Doyle’s second fairy article. Two new Cottingley fairies photographs, about which he later wrote The Coming of the Fairies (1922). Exceptionally scarce. VG in colour paper covers, some front adverts carefully removed, head and heel of spine chipped. £120.

"Man Who Would Wreck the World, The," in Hearst’s International and Cosmopolitan. Vol. 86, February 1929. Illustrated by J. M. Clement. First U.S. appearance of "The Disintegration Machine," a Professor Challenger science-fiction tale. Collected in The Maracot Deep (1929). As attractive as it is scarce. VG in illustrated paper covers, head and heel of spine chipped. £100.

(MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPLETE IN THE STRAND MAGAZINE.) The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1893. Vol. V, January to June 1893. Contains "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box," "The Adventure of the Yellow Face," "The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk," "The Adventure of the ‘Gloria Scott’," "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual," and "The Adventure of the Reigate Squire." With The Strand Magazine. London: George Newnes, 1893. Vol. VI, July to December 1893. Contains "The Adventure of the Crooked Man," "The Adventure of the Resident Patient," "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter," "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty" (two parts), and "The Adventure of the Final Problem." Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Two vols. Light blue cloth, heavily decorated with Strand cover device. Nice bright copies. VG, heads of spines lightly scuffed. £120 the set.




EPHEMERA


(POSTER.) Raffles Hotel / Singapore. 18"x26" poster, which asks, "Where else should one partake of the Singapore Sling but at Raffles Hotel." Lovely decorative border, plus an immaculately attired gentleman drinking at the long bar. Although the hotel was not named for E. W. Hornung’s amateur cracksman, this rare poster makes a superb associational item. Heavy card stock. F. £10.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES & SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE IN PUNCH.) Punch, or the London Charivari. London: Punch, 1926. Vol. CLXX, January to June 1926. The famous drawing of Conan Doyle wreathed in smoke, with Sherlock Holmes, wearing dressing-gown and smoking pipe, shackled to his leg. Scarce 8"x10" illustration by Bernard Partridge appeared in the 12 May 1926 issue. Magnificent. Also contains two lesser-known Holmes illustrations. Maroon cloth, heavily decorated, titled gilt. VG, lightly rubbed, nicked, extremities faded, front cover lightly wrinkled. £110.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES MISCELLANEA.) Various ephemeral items: Royal Mail Sherlock Holmes first-day cover, bearing all five stamps, packaged in attractive souvenir card folder depicting Beeton’s Christmas Annual, The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Peter Cushing, and Jeremy Brett; hand-coloured, woodcut print of a Japanese Holmes by Kiyoshi Tanaka; leaflet promoting David Stuart Davies’ Bending the Willow; invitation to the launch of Michael Cox’s A Study in Celluloid; programme for Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s; handbills promoting Paul Giovanni’s The Crucifer of Blood, Christopher Martin’s A Study in Scarlet, and F. G. Callan’s Partners in Crime; cocktail napkin with silhouette of Basil Rathbone; Conan Doyle postcard, drawn by Douglas Walters; 1900 Queen Victoria cigarette card; 1969 General Gordon cigarette card; 1986 Lion’s Mane Jellyfish cigarette card; 1987 Cottingley Fairies cigarette card; set of eight Study in Scarlet prints. F. £30.

(SHERLOCK HOLMES POSTER COLLECTION.) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 18"x24" poster, in colour, depicting the only known example of the first edition in its original dust wrapper. With Move Over Moriarty. 13"x17" poster from the 1997 production of the irreverent comedy. With Partners in Crime. 16"x23" poster from the play’s 1990 run at London’s New End Theatre; Holmes in profile, after the style of Frederic Dorr Steele. With Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure at Sir Arthur Sullivan’s. 12"x16" poster from the play’s Autumn 1996 touring production starring Miles Richardson (son of Ian Richardson). Four posters. F. £15 the set.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY-COVER SOUVENIRS.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": Sherlock Holmes Royal Mail Mint Stamps. All five stamps, packaged in attractive souvenir card folder depicting Beeton’s Christmas Annual, The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Eille Norwood, Peter Cushing, and Jeremy Brett. With First-Day Cover. Conan Doyle (Crowborough) Establishment. Envelope bearing likenesses of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, commemorating the 135th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth, franked 22 May 1994, Windlesham, Crowborough. Limited edition of 30 copies, numbered and signed by Malcolm Payne. F. £30 the set.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Greek Interpreter": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett and David Burke, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, Sherlock Holmes, Granada TV, Manchester. Limited edition. F. £30.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, Sherlock Holmes, Granada TV, Manchester. Limited edition. F. £30.

(STAMPS & FIRST-DAY COVERS: JEREMY BRETT.) Royal Mail, 1993. "The Reigate Squire," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "The Six Napoleons," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Final Problem": First-Day Cover. Granada Television/The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Envelope bearing colour cameo photograph of Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, and Patricia Hodge, printed on silken fabric and mounted onto gold-block frame, with all five stamps, franked 12 October 1993, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Baker St London NW1, Granada Television. Limited edition. F. £30.




BIOGRAPHIES AND ASSOCIATED WORKS


LANE, ERIC. Guide to Literary London, A. Sawtry and New York: Dedalus/Hippocrene Books, [1988]. The great figures of English literature, including Shakespeare, Dickens, and Hardy, with references to Conan Doyle. NF in NF d/w. £8.

PEARSON, HESKETH. Conan Doyle: His Life and Art. London: Methuen, 1943. Second biography, controversial in that it was hated so intensely by Adrian Conan Doyle. F in G+ d/w, chipped, short closed tears, piece missing from front of wrapper. £25.

----------. Another copy. Brown cloth, titled white. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. VG+, rubbed. £10.

----------. Conan Doyle: His Life and Art. London: Guild Books, 1946. First paperback edition, originally issued in 1943. Second biography, controversial in that it was hated so intensely by Adrian Conan Doyle. VG in printed wraps, slightly chipped, cover slightly creased. £15.

POLIDORO, MASSIMO. Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2001. Important study of the relationship between the leading exponent of Spiritualism and his foremost opponent. F in F d/w. £20.

REDMOND, CHRISTOPHER. Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes: Victorian America Meets Arthur Conan Doyle. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1987. Detailed account of Conan Doyle’s first trip to North America in 1894. F in pictorial wraps. £16.

SKENE-MELVIN, DAVID, ed. Waterloo: A Case-Book on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Historical Play. Toronto: Friends of the ACD Collection/Toronto Reference Library, 1998. Second printing. Foreword by Denis Johnston. Anthology on Conan Doyle’s Napoleonic play, Waterloo, including Henry Irving’s celebrated performances and Bernard Shaw’s acerbic review. Contributions by Douglas Wrigglesworth, Doug Elliott, Victoria Gill, Clifford S. Goldfarb, et al. Contains the text of Conan Doyle’s play as well as "A Straggler of ‘15," the story from which Conan Doyle adapted it. F in F d/w. £20.

SMITH, SIR SYDNEY. Mostly Murder. London, Toronto, Wellington, and Sydney: George G. Harrap, 1959. Third impression. Autobiography of one of England’s greatest forensic pathologists, with references to Conan Doyle and a chapter on "Dr Bell and Sherlock Holmes." F in NF d/w. £20.

STASHOWER, DANIEL. Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Henry Holt, 1999. Critically acclaimed biography, the first since Lamond’s Arthur Conan Doyle (1931) to affirm the pivotal role of Spiritualism. "Teller of Tales is about as good as a biography gets."—Aaron Elkins. F in F d/w. £25.

SYMONS, JULIAN. Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist. New York and London: Mysterious Press, 1987. First U.S. edition. Profusely illustrated biography. F in NF d/w. £20.

----------. Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist. New York, London, and Tokyo: Mysterious Press, 1988. First paperback edition. VG+ in illustrated wraps, slightly rubbed. £10.

----------. Portrait of an Artist: Conan Doyle. London: Whizzard Press/Andre Deutsch, 1979. Profusely illustrated biography. F in F d/w. £20.



BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE WORKS


 
ADRIAN, JACK, ed. Detective Stories from The Strand. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Foreword by Julian Symons. Excellent anthology, with stories by Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Edgar Wallace, et al. F in F d/w. £17.

BARNES, MELVYN. Best Detective Fiction: A Guide from Godwin to the Present. London: Clive Bingley/Hamden: Linnet Books, 1975. Historical survey of detective fiction, with a chapter on "The great detective." From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in F d/w. £15.

BINYON, T. J. ‘Murder Will Out’: The Detective in Fiction. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. First paperback edition, second impression. History of the genre from Poe’s Dupin and Gaboriau’s Lecoq to Conan Doyle’s Holmes, Freeman’s Thorndyke, and beyond. F in illustrated wraps. £6.

DE WAAL, RONALD BURT. International Sherlock Holmes, The: A Companion Volume to The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Hamden: Archon Books/London: Mansell Publishing, 1980. Second of De Waal’s massive Sherlockian bibliographies—6,135 entries. As new in d/w, shrink-wrapped. £50.

----------. Another copy. NF in VG+ d/w, slightly rubbed, minute tears. £45.

----------. World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, The: A Classified and Annotated List of Materials Relating to Their Lives and Adventures. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974. First of De Waal’s classic Sherlockian bibliographies—6,221 entries. VG+ as issued without d/w, gilt dull, in NF slipcase. £60.

----------. World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, The: A Classified and Annotated List of Materials Relating to Their Lives and Adventures. New York: Bramhall House, 1974. Reprint of New York Graphic Society edition. First of De Waal’s classic Sherlockian bibliographies—6,221 entries. Review and article on De Waal from Colorado State University’s Comments laid in. From The Michael Pointer Sherlock Holmes Collection. F in F d/w. £40.

FREEMAN, R. AUSTIN. As a Thief in the Night. London: House of Stratus, 2001. Reprint of 1928 edition. Classic novel featuring Dr. Thorndyke, the great scientific investigator—and Holmes’ most successful rival. "Nothing is hidden from Thorndyke." F in pictorial wraps. £7.

----------. Eye of Osiris, The. London: House of Stratus, 2001. Reprint of 1911 edition. Classic novel featuring Dr. Thorndyke, the great scientific investigator—and Holmes’ most successful rival. "The ace of detectives." F in pictorial wraps. £7.

----------. Mystery of 31 New Inn, The. London: House of Stratus, 2001. Reprint of 1912 edition. Classic novel featuring Dr. Thorndyke, the great scientific investigator—and Holmes’ most successful rival. "If in trouble send for Dr. Thorndyke." F in pictorial wraps. £7.

GREEN, RICHARD LANCELYN & JOHN MICHAEL GIBSON. Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle, A. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983. Foreword by Graham Greene. Massive, definitive, scarce. Inscribed by Lancelyn Green and signed by Gibson. F in VG d/w, soiled, chipped, short tear. £200.

JACOBI, CARL. Hell on the Bottom and Other Tales of Adventure. Bloomington: Black Dog Books, 2001. Three tales of high adventure by the legendary pulp-magazine horror-fiction author: "Captain Jinx" (Red Star Adventures, 1940), "Hell on the Bottom" (12 Adventure Stories, 1939), and "The Caves of Malo-Oa" (1939, hitherto unpublished). F in illustrated card covers. £5.

KEATING, H. R. F., ed. Crime Writers: Reflections on Crime Fiction. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978. Excellent illustrated survey, with chapter on Conan Doyle and Holmes. F in F d/w. £12.

LINDENSTRUTH, GERHARD. Arthur Conan Doyle: Eine illustrierte Bibliographie der Veroffentlichungen im deutschen Sprachraum. Amsterdam and Giessen: Verlag Munniksma, 1994. Comprehensive bibliography of Conan Doyle’s works published in German, beautifully illustrated with colour plates. Includes Tauchnitz editions. In German and English. F in pictorial wraps. £25.

PACKARD, FRANK L. Gold Skull Murders, The. New York and Chicago: A. L. Burt, 1941. Early reprint of a classic murder mystery set in the South Seas. VG, lightly soiled, in G d/w, heavily chipped. Plus serialisation of first four chapters in Argosy (September 26, 1931), one of America’s most legendary pulp magazines. Both covers feature terrific artwork. G, chipped. £10 the set.

POUND, REGINALD. Maypole in the Strand, A. London: Ernest Benn, 1948. Scarce history of the great Strand Magazine, as recorded by one of its last editors. Contains the chapter, "Conan Doyle and Some Others," and many references to Sherlock Holmes. NF in VG+ d/w, lightly chipped, short tear. £40.

----------. Mirror of the Century: The Strand Magazine 1891-1950. South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes, 1966. First U.S. edition. History of the great magazine, as recorded by one of its last editors. Contains the chapter, "Enter Sherlock Holmes," and many references to Holmes and Conan Doyle. F in NF d/w, lightly rubbed. £35.

THOMSON, H. DOUGLAS. Masters of Mystery: A Study of The Detective Story. London, Glasgow, Sydney, and Auckland: Wm. Collins Sons, 1931. Together with Howard Haycraft’s Murder for Pleasure (1941), one of the two early cornerstone works in the history of the genre. Scarce. Black cloth, titled orange. VG, bumped, only slightly rubbed. £30.

----------. Another copy. Second impression. VG, bumped, spine faded, pages irregularly cut. £25.








JACK THE RIPPER


ABRAHAMSEN, DAVID, M.D. Murder & Madness: The Secret Life of Jack the Ripper. London: Robson Books, 1992. First U.K. edition. American forensic psychoanalyst’s investigation, based on never-before-released Scotland Yard files. F in F d/w. £20.

BALL, PAMELA. Jack the Ripper: A Psychic Investigation—The Compelling Paranormal Search for the Killer’s True Identity. London: Arcturus Publishing, 1998. Psychic communication with the Ripper’s victims reveals startling conclusions. Large format, superbly illustrated. Inscribed by Ball. Laid in are typed notes taken at a meeting with Ball, Shirley Harrison, Robert Smith, Keith Skinner, and Donald Rumbelow at Camille Wolff’s on 21 November 1997. NF in NF d/w. £20.

----------. Another copy. F in F d/w. £15.

BARNARD, ALLAN, ed. Harlot Killer, The: The Story of Jack the Ripper In fact and fiction. New York: Dell, 1953. First paperback edition. Important early anthology, with fiction from Thomas Burke, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Robert Bloch, et al. Contains Anthony Boucher’s 1945 Sherlock Holmes pastiche, "Jack El Destripador", and Edmund Pearson’s 1936 essay, "Jack the Ripper". Scarce. VG in illustrated wraps, rubbed, lightly creased, lacks half-title, title, and contents pages. £30.

BEADLE, WILLIAM. Jack the Ripper: Anatomy of a Myth. Dagenham: Wat Tyler Books, 1995. Entrenched myths are consigned to the dustbin of history as the Ripper is portrayed for what and who he was and not what the mythmakers would have us believe. F in F d/w. £10.

BLOCH, ROBERT. Night of the Ripper, The. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1984. Intricately woven novel, a gift to fans who’d requested new Ripper fiction ever since the 1943 appearance of "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper". F in VG+ d/w, rubbed, price-clipped. £20.

----------. Night of the Ripper, The. London: Robert Hale, 1986. First U.K. edition, originally published in 1984. VG+ in VG d/w, rubbed, small piece missing from front cover repaired and externally tape-reinforced. £15.

----------. Night of the Ripper, The. London: Grafton Books, 1986. First U.K. paperback edition, originally published in 1984. NF in illustrated wraps. £8.

CONNELL, NICHOLAS & STEWART P EVANS. Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper, The: Edmund Reid and the Police Perspective. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 2000. Introduction by Richard Whittington-Egan. More new information on the Whitechapel murders than any other previous book on the subject. The identity of the mysterious first victim, known as "Fairy Fay". A likely identification of Mary Kelly’s lover, "Morganstone". A hitherto-unrecorded illustration of Detective Inspector Frederick Abberline. A full account of the City Police observations and a description of their suspect by a City detective. The truth about Anderson’s suspect—with Anderson’s own commentary, never before published in a Ripper book. A more detailed look than ever before at the suspect arrested in February 1891, whom the police believed to be the Ripper. Signed by Connell and Evans. As new in d/w. £18.

(CRIPPEN NEWSPAPER FACSIMILE.) Facsimile of News of the World (London, Sunday, July 31, 1910). London: Great Newspapers Reprinted, [1972]. No. 8. "Crippen’s Life at Sea" and "Crippen Arrested." Not a Ripper item, but scarce in complete, collectible condition. F in colour pictorial paper cover, which is frequently missing. £25.

DANIEL, MARK. Jack the Ripper. London: Penguin Books/Thames Television, 1988. Atmospheric novelisation of the 1988 made-for-television film starring Michael Caine. NF in pictorial wraps, slightly rubbed. £6.

----------. Another copy. VG in pictorial wraps, spine slightly creased, front cover defaced by removal of label. £5.

(EAST END POSTCARD.) "Hare St Brick Lane, Club Row Market." Early twentieth-century postcard depicting crowded East End street scene. E. L. P. Co. Series. NF. £8.

(EAST END POSTCARD.) "Goulston St. Petticoat Lane." Early twentieth-century postcard depicting crowded East End street scene. The Auto-Photo Series. NF. £8.

(EAST END POSTCARD.) "Middlesex Street Petticoat Lane." Early twentieth-century postcard depicting crowded East End street scene. The Auto-Photo Series. NF. £8.

EVANS, STEWART P & KEITH SKINNER. Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders. Kew: Public Record Office, 2002. Beautifully produced and attractively boxed document pack containing exact facsimiles of sixteen key Ripper documents from the Metropolitan Police and Home Office files, including the "Dear Boss" letter; George Hutchinson’s witness statement; and the 1894 Macnaghten report naming three suspects, plus an introductory pamphlet by Evans and Skinner, which discusses the documents and places them in historical context. F. £15.

EVANS, STEWART P. & KEITH SKINNER. Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook, The: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. London: Robinson, 2000. Years of sifting and culling all the known official records and documentary evidence—the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files, witness statements, pathologists’ reports, extracts from police notebooks, Home Office files, and extensive press accounts—make this massive 692-page classic work the only single primary-source reference work ever compiled on the Ripper murders. With 32 pages of rare photographs. Signed by Evans. F in F d/w. £25.

FAIRCLOUGH, MELVYN. Ripper and the Royals, The. London: Gerald Duckworth, 1991. Second impression. Foreword by Joseph Sickert. Expansion of Sickert’s theory that the Ripper murders were part of a Masonic plot to protect the throne, first revealed in Stephen Knight’s Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1976). F in F d/w. £25.

----------. Ripper and the Royals, The. London: Gerald Duckworth, 1995. Second edition, second impression. F in illustrated wraps. £8.

FARSON, DANIEL. Jack the Ripper. London: History Book Club, [1973]. Book Club Edition, originally issued in 1972. Foreword by Professor Francis Camps. From the private notes of Sir Melville Macnaghten, head of the CID from 1889, Farson learned the identity of three suspects thought likely to have been the Ripper. Farson’s investigation led him to Australia, on the track of an elusive pamphlet, The East End Murderer: I Knew Him. First book to include mortuary photographs of victims. F in VG+ d/w, short tear. £25.

----------. Jack the Ripper. London: Sphere Books, 1973. Revised paperback edition, originally issued in 1972. Uncommon. VG+ in pictorial wraps, rubbed. £15.

FELDMAN, PAUL H. Jack the Ripper: The Final Chapter. London: Virgin, 1997. Is the Ripper "diary" alleged to have been written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick genuine or a hoax? Fascinating attempt to authenticate the diary and the Ripper’s watch. F in F d/w. £17.

FIDO, MARTIN. Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. Who was Jack? New source material suggests an entirely new suspect. Analyses the evidence against all the suspects and discounts the many fanciful identifications. F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989. First paperback edition, revised, first published in 1987. F in illustrated wraps. £10.

(FRENCH SHERLOCK HOLMES–JACK THE RIPPER FILM POSTER.) Original 4’x5’ French three-sheet poster, Sherlock Holmes contre Jack l’Eventreur, for the 1965 British film, A Study in Terror, starring John Neville. Striking image of Holmes with revolver in hand, plus secondary image of Jack the Ripper bending over victim, all against brooding black background. Superior copy. Exceptionally rare in this condition. NF, folded, minute splits to two folds. £400.

(FRENCH SHERLOCK HOLMES–JACK THE RIPPER FILM POSTER.) Original 4’x5’ French three-sheet poster, Meurtre par Decret, for the 1979 Canadian film, Murder by Decree, starring Christopher Plummer and James Mason as Holmes and Watson. Attractive images of all ten principals, including a knife-wielding Jack the Ripper, plus secondary image of a carriage carrying the Ripper. Superior copy. Exceptionally rare in this condition. NF, folded. £400.

FRIEDLAND, MARTIN L. Trials of Israel Lipski, The. London: Macmillan, 1984. First U.K. edition. Polish immigrant Lipski was convicted of murdering Miriam Angel in Batty Street on 28 June 1887. A study of the anti-Semitism that fuelled the Ripper case the following year. Elizabeth Stride’s assailant, it will be remembered, shouted "Lipski!" at witness Israel Schwartz. F in NF d/w. £15.

GEARY, RICK. Jack the Ripper: A Journal of the Whitechapel Murders 1888-1889. New York: NBM Publishing, 1995. Second printing. Well-researched, factually accurate graphic novel. F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition, third printing. F in illustrated wraps. Inscribed by Geary. £10.

GORDON, R. MICHAEL. Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects. Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, 2001. The Ripper was Polish junior surgeon Severin Klosowski, alias George Chapman, hanged for murder in 1903. When Chapman was arrested, Inspector Abberline is said to have remarked, "You’ve got Jack the Ripper at last." F in illustrated wraps. £30.

GORDON, RICHARD. Private Life of Jack the Ripper, The: A Novel. London, Melbourne, Toronto, Johannesburg, and Auckland: William Heinemann, 1980. Sex, violence, and medicine amongst the rich, the poor, and the royal in "the three eights", as 1888 was called. F in F d/w. £20.

GRAHAM, ANNE E. & CAROL EMMAS. Last Victim, The: The extraordinary life of Florence Maybrick, the wife of Jack the Ripper. London: Headline, 1999. Florence Maybrick was convicted in 1889 of poisoning her husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, alleged author of the contentious Ripper "diary". F in F d/w. £15.

HARRIS, MELVIN. True Face of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Brockhampton Press, 1999. Reprint of 1994 edition. Black magician Robert Donston Stephenson (Dr. Roslyn D’Onston) was the Ripper. F in NF d/w. £15.

HARRISON, SHIRLEY. Diary of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Smith Gryphon, 1993. Narrative by Shirley Harrison. Introduction by Robert Smith. Is this Victorian journal, allegedly written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, the Ripper’s diary? Contains a facsimile and a transcript of the journal. F as issued without d/w. £15.

----------. Diary of Jack the Ripper, The. New York: Hyperion, 1993. First U.S. edition. Narrative by Shirley Harrison. Is this Victorian journal, allegedly written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, the Ripper’s diary? Contains a facsimile and a transcript of the journal; an essay by the book’s U.K. publisher, Robert Smith, who argues that the journal is genuine; a report by documents expert Kenneth W. Rendell, which concludes that it is fraudulent; and a rebuttal of that report by Smith. F in F d/w. £15.

----------. Diary of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Smith Gryphon, 1994. First paperback edition. Updated narrative by Shirley Harrison. Foreword by Colin Wilson. Is this Victorian journal, allegedly written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, the Ripper’s diary? Contains a facsimile and a transcript of the journal. NF in illustrated wraps, front cover creased. £8.

----------. Diary of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Smith Gryphon, 1994. First paperback edition, third impression. Updated narrative by Shirley Harrison. Foreword by Colin Wilson. Is this Victorian journal, allegedly written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, the Ripper’s diary? Contains a facsimile and a transcript of the journal. F in illustrated wraps. £8.

----------. Diary of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Blake, 1998. Updated narrative by Shirley Harrison. Foreword by Professor David Canter. Is this Victorian journal, allegedly written by Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick, the Ripper’s diary? Contains a facsimile and a transcript of the journal. Considerably expanded since its original publication in 1993. NF in illustrated wraps, spine slightly creased. £6.

HODGSON, PETER. Jack the Ripper—Through the Mists of Time. London, Leicester, and Delhi: Minerva Press, 2002. Refreshing objectivity, myths disspelled, and a preferred suspect. Out of print soon after publication, as Minerva Press went into receivership; this was a print-on-demand title, and no stock remains. F in pictorial wraps. £60.

(JACK THE RIPPER BEER COASTER.) Beer coaster from Pub World Collectable Club, depicting Jack the Ripper pub sign. Set of two coasters. New. £2.

JAKUBOWSKI, MAXIM & NATHAN BRAUND. Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Robinson, 1999. Anthology presenting new theories from William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Paul Harrison, Shirley Harrison, Bruce Paley, Sue and Andy Parlour, M. J. Trow, James Tully, Peter Turnbull, A. P. Wolf, Colin Wilson, et al. Signed by Jakubowski, Braund, and Colin Wilson. VG in illustrated wraps, spine creased. £20.

KNIGHT, STEPHEN. Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution. London: Treasure Press, 1984. Revised edition, originally published in 1976. Foreword by Richard Whittington-Egan. The Ripper murders were part of a Masonic plot to protect the throne. Massively popular and influential study. F in illustrated, laminated boards. £15.

LEIGHTON, D. J. Ripper Suspect: The Secret Lives of Montague Druitt. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2006. Revised edition, originally issued as Montague Druitt: Portrait of a Contender in 2004. Major biography of Druitt contains a wealth of new material. Druitt was not Jack the Ripper, but the author suggests that A. Conan Doyle could have been. F in F d/w. £19.

MALCOLM, JOHN. Whitechapel Murders of 1888, The: A Subjective Look into the Mystery and Manipulation of a Victorian Tragedy—Confessions of a Ripperologist. Manchester: John Malcolm, 2005. Second edition. Assessment of assumptions about the case that are in fact unwarranted. Preceded by a hardbound edition of only 26 copies—already one of the rarest Ripper titles—this expanded paperback edition also is destined to become a scarce Ripper collectible. Lavishly illustrated in colour. Limited to 100 numbered, signed copies. Out of print soon after publication. F in pictorial wraps. £60.

(MAN WHO HUNTED JACK THE RIPPER, THE.) Invitation to the Rupert Books launch of Nicholas Connell’s and Stewart P Evans’s The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper: Edmund Reid and the Police Perspective on 1 March 2000 at The London Dungeon. Reproduces the cover of the book’s dust wrapper. Signed by Connell and Evans. F. £5.

MCCORMICK, DONALD. Identity of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Jarrolds, 1959. Was the Ripper Czarist secret agent Alexander Pedachenko? Scarce. VG in VG d/w, foxed, short tears, externally tape-reinforced. £100.

----------. Identity of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Pan Books, 1962. First paperback edition, first issued in 1959. VG+ in illustrated wraps, lightly rubbed. £15.

----------. Identity of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Arrow Books, 1970. Revised edition, originally issued in 1959. Was the Ripper Czarist secret agent Alexander Pedachenko? Inscribed by McCormick, whose autograph is seldom encountered. G+ in pictorial wraps, rubbed, spine and covers creased. £30.

----------. Another copy. G+ in pictorial wraps, rubbed, cover creased. £10.

----------. Identity of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Arrow Books, 1970. Second impression of revised edition, originally issued in 1959. Was the Ripper Czarist secret agent Alexander Pedachenko? Superior copy. NF in pictorial wraps, only slightly rubbed. £15.

MCILWAIN, JOHN. Jack the Ripper. Norwich: Jarrold Publishing, 2004. Pitkin Guides. Superbly illustrated introduction to—and overview of—the Whitechapel murders. F in illustrated card covers. £4.

MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERT J. First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs, The. [Edmonton]: Zwerghaus Books, 2005. Foreword by Richard Whittington-Egan. Definitive exploration of the photographic aspects of the Ripper case. The photographs of the victims were taken when crime-scene photography was still in its infancy. Who was the photographer? How many photographs were taken? Includes every known victim photograph, including sepia plates. Limited to 300 copies. Out of print soon after publication. F in pictorial wraps. £60.

MUUSMANN, CARL. Who Was Jack the Ripper?: A Danish Judge’s Investigation. [Romford: Adam Wood, 1999.] First U.K. edition of Hvem var Jack the Ripper? (1908). Translated from the Danish. The first full-length study of the Whitechapel murders. Contains facsimile reprint of the Danish text. Limited to 100 copies. Out of print soon after publication. NF in printed wraps. £60.

ODELL, ROBIN. Jack the Ripper, in Fact and Fiction. London: Mayflower-Dell, 1966. First paperback edition, revised, originally issued in 1965. The first comprehensive study of the Whitechapel murders. Was the Ripper a Jewish slaughterhouse shochet? Scarce. Inscribed by Odell. VG in illustrated wraps, rubbed. £40.

O’DONNELL, KEVIN. Jack the Ripper Whitechapel Murders, The. St. Osyth: Ten Bells Publishing, 1997. Foreword by Keith Skinner. Based on the research of, and largely written by, Andy and Sue Parlour (the former is related to the first victim, Mary Ann Nichols). New evidence and background material on four of the five victims. A royal conspiracy was behind the Ripper murders! Signed by all three authors. F in F d/w. £15.

PERKINS, ED. "Ripper, The," in Daily Echo Magazine. September 29–October 5 2001. Well-illustrated article on Montague Druitt and Inspector Abberline. Includes short interview with Johnny Depp, who portrays Abberline in From Hell. The Ripper and one of his victims depicted on cover. F in colour paper covers. £4.

RAPER, MICHELL. Who Was Jack the Ripper? London: Tabaret Press, 1974. Exceptionally scarce pamphlet, originally broadcast on BBC Radio Four on 1 June 1972. No. 62 of 100 copies. NF in printed paper covers. £100.

RIPPEROLOGIST. The world’s leading Ripper journal.
No. 44. £8. No. 46. £8. No. 48. £8.


RUMBELOW, DONALD. Complete Jack the Ripper, The: Revised Edition. London: W. H. Allen, 1987. Introduction by Colin Wilson. First published in 1975, this completely revised "Bible of Ripperology" is still one of the most thorough investigations of the crimes and suspects. F in NF d/w. £25.

SECRET IDENTITY OF JACK THE RIPPER, THE. With assistance from a pathologist, a judge, two FBI agents, and a Scotland Yard detective, Peter Ustinov reveals the Ripper’s identity in this 1988 British colour documentary. Castle Hendring. This videocassette is in the PAL format and will not play on American and Japanese systems unless you have a dual-format VCR. F in slightly scuffed case. £5.

SHARKEY, TERENCE. Jack the Ripper: 100 Years of Investigation. New York: Dorset Press, 1992. First U.S. edition, originally issued in 1987. Produced to observe the centenary of the Ripper murders—"evocatively recreates the spine-chilling atmosphere of the darkened alleys of Victorian London". F in NF d/w, short closed tear. £20.

STOCKDILL, ROY. "Was This Jack the Ripper?," in Sunday News of the World Magazine. July 16, 1995. Well-illustrated article on the Littlechild letter and Dr. Francis Tumblety, heralding the publication of The Lodger by Stewart P Evans and Paul Gainey. F in paper covers. £5.

STRACHAN, ROSS. Jack the Ripper Handbook, The: A Reader’s Companion. Galston: Ross Strachan, 1999. Foreword by Stewart P Evans. The most extensive illustrated Ripper bibliography ever published, including fiction and foreign titles. Limited to 1,000 copies. Signed by Strachan and Evans. F in illustrated wraps. £10.

SUGDEN, PHILIP. Complete History of Jack the Ripper, The. London: Robinson, 1995. First paperback edition, revised, originally issued in 1994. One of the most meticulously documented, comprehensive, objective, authoritative, and definitive studies of the Whitechapel murders yet written. NF in illustrated wraps, spine lightly creased. £10.

----------. Life and Times of Jack the Ripper, The. Bristol: Siena/Parragon Book Service, 1996. The author of The Complete History of Jack the Ripper provides a concise account of the Ripper murders in this highly recommended miniature edition. F in F d/w. £5.

THOMAS, DONALD. Ripper’s Apprentice, The. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan London, 1986. Was the dark, silk-hatted figure Montague Druitt or Thomas Neill Cream? Masterly fictional evocation of the East End’s sombre squalor. F in F d/w. £20.

TULLY, JAMES. Prisoner 1167: The Madman Who Was Jack the Ripper. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1997. First U.S. edition of The Secret of Prisoner 1167: Was This Man Jack the Ripper? Tully argues that James Kelly, who escaped from Broadmoor Asylum in January 1888 and remained at large until 1927, was the Ripper. F in NF d/w. £15.

WAGNER, GILLIAN. Barnardo. London, Sydney, Auckland, and Toronto: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1980. First paperback edition, originally issued in 1979. Biography of Dr. Thomas Barnardo, the flamboyant, autocratic, East End social reformer who came under local suspicion as a Ripper suspect. VG in pictorial wraps, front cover lightly creased. £8.

WEST, PAUL. Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, The. New York: Random House, 1991. Annie Crook and the Royal conspiracy in a dark fictional thriller of mounting horror. F in F d/w. £20.

WILDING, JOHN. Jack the Ripper Revealed. London: Constable/Volcano Books, 1993. First paperback edition. Montague Druitt and James Kenneth Stephen committed the Ripper crimes. NF in illustrated wraps, slightly bumped. £15.

WILLIAMS, TONY with HUMPHREY PRICE. Uncle Jack. London: Orion Books, 2005. Hitherto-unknown suspect. Was Dr. John Williams Jack the Ripper? F in F d/w. £17.

----------. Uncle Jack. London: Orion Books, 2006. First paperback edition. F in pictorial wraps. £8.

WILSON, COLIN. "My Search for Jack the Ripper," in Unsolved!: Classic True Murder Cases, ed. Richard Glyn Jones. London: Xanadu Publications, 1987. Originally serialised in the Evening Standard (8-12 August 1960). F in F d/w. £10.

WOODHALL, EDWIN T. Jack the Ripper: Or When London Walked in Terror. Runcorn: P & D Riley, 1997. Facsimile reprint of the 1937 edition. One of the earliest works on the Ripper murders sums up all the theories then prevalent. Was Jack the Ripper actually Jill the Ripper? No. 118 of 500 copies. F in illustrated wraps. £15.



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EAST OF SAMARINDA, ed. Carl Jacobi and R. Dixon Smith. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1989. Introduction by R. Dixon Smith. Facsimile reprint of 21 of Carl Jacobi’s pulse-pounding adventure stories from original pulp magazines of the Thirties and Forties. "A major event in fantasy publishing."—Crypt of Cthulhu. F in F d/w. £25.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

JEREMY BRETT AND DAVID BURKE: AN ADVENTURE IN CANONICAL FIDELITY. Minneapolis: Special Collections & Rare Books/University of Minnesota Libraries, 1986. Foreword by Michael Cox. Monograph which identifies the five finest impersonators of Sherlock Holmes on stage and screen, with emphasis on the Granada Television series. Profusely illustrated. Out of print soon after publication. Scarce. F in pictorial card covers. £60.

JEREMY BRETT AND DAVID BURKE: AN ADVENTURE IN CANONICAL FIDELITY. Cambridge: Rupert Books, 1998. Rupert Books Monograph Series No. 6. Foreword by Michael Cox. The first study of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Newly illustrated edition of a long-out-of-print account of the early years of the Granada Television Sherlock Holmes series, and an analysis of the five finest impersonators of Sherlock Holmes on stage and screen. Originally published in 1986, it quickly went out of print and has become a Sherlockian rarity. This edition contains a new introduction by the author and is signed by him. F in pictorial card covers. £40.

LOST IN THE RENTHARPIAN HILLS: SPANNING THE DECADES WITH CARL JACOBI. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1985. Forewords by Robert Bloch and Joseph Payne Brennan. Biography of American horror-fiction writer, Weird Tales and Arkham House author, and correspondent of H. P. Lovecraft. "Exceptionally comprehensive, meeting any reasonable scholarly requirements."—Booklist. F in F d/w. £20.

----------. Another copy. First paperback edition. F in illustrated wraps. £15.

RONALD COLMAN, GENTLEMAN OF THE CINEMA: A BIOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY. Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, 1991. Foreword by Brian Aherne. Critical assessment of one of Hollywood’s most durable stars, whose greatest pictures include A Tale of Two Cities, Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, and Random Harvest. Profusely illustrated. A Movie/Entertainment Book Club Selection. "Smith’s loving account of Colman’s career is worthy of a place in every thorough-going film-studies library."—Booklist. F as issued without d/w. £40.

RONALD COLMAN, GENTLEMAN OF THE CINEMA: A BIOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY. Jefferson and London: McFarland Classics/McFarland & Company, 2002. First paperback edition, originally issued in 1991. Foreword by Brian Aherne. Critical assessment of one of Hollywood’s most durable stars, whose greatest pictures include A Tale of Two Cities, Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, and Random Harvest. Profusely illustrated. A Movie/Entertainment Book Club Selection. "Smith’s loving account of Colman’s career is worthy of a place in every thorough-going film-studies library."—Booklist. F in pictorial wraps. £25.

SMOKE OF THE SNAKE, ed. Carl Jacobi and R. Dixon Smith. Minneapolis: Fedogan & Bremer, 1994. Introduction by R. Dixon Smith. Fifteen previously uncollected horror stories by Carl Jacobi. "The ghosts, doppelgangers, accursed treasures, and baleful extraterrestrials that were and pretty much continue to be staples of the horror genre."—Booklist. F in F d/w. £35.



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BEAU GESTE. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926. U.S. reprint of 1924 first edition. Photoplay Edition, with stills from the 1926 film starring Ronald Colman. NF in VG d/w, small pieces missing from head and heel of spine, tape-reinforced. £40.

BEGGARS' HORSES. London: John Murray, 1934. First edition. Red cloth, titled gold. VG+, bumped, lacks front free endpaper. £15.

BUBBLE REPUTATION. London: John Murray, 1936. First edition. Red cloth, titled gold. NF. £15.

THE DESERT HERITAGE. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First U.S. edition of Spanish Maine. Orange cloth, titled black. Exceptionally bright copy. NF. £20.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GENERAL JASON. London: John Murray, 1940. First edition. Tan cloth, titled brown. VG+, foxed, spine faded. £15.

MAMMON: A MYSTERY NOVEL. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1930. First U.S. edition of The Mammon of Righteousness. Yellow cloth, titled black. VG, lightly soiled. £15.

ODD—BUT EVEN SO: STORIES STRANGER THAN FICTION. London: John Murray, 1941. First edition. Orange cloth, titled black. VG, spine faded. £15.

TWO FEET FROM HEAVEN. Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1940. First Canadian edition. Grey cloth, titled blue. Exceptionally bright copy. NF. £20.

THE UNIFORM OF GLORY: BEING THE TRUE STORY OF A FREE FRENCHMAN'S NIGHT OUT. London: Gryphon Books, 1956. Reprint of 1941 edition. Exceptionally superior copy. F in F d/w. £20.








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