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DANE PETER The Seamen Are Down Below Stockwell, 1962, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition, first impression , a near fien book in VG+ unclipped dw with nice period ships engine room artwork . A lovely copy of a scarce maritime novel.. (Maritime) 7
  
DARWIN FRANCIS Life of Charles Darwin John Murray, 1908, Hard Cover, Non Fiction UK hardback later impression , a VG+ book with no names or inscriptions etc. Clean contents and cloth. Tightly bound and square.Tissue guarded frontis. A nice clean edition. (Charles, Darwin) 10
  
DAVID OCTAVIUS HILL and ROBERT ADAMSON Centenary Exhibition Catalogue Scottish Arts Council, 1970, First Edition, Non Fiction A superbly produced soft bound catalogue in glassene dw.86 pages.It was produced for the 1970 centenary exhibition and is full of lithographs,books,engravings,watercolours,oils,photographs,equipment and personal letters.A very interesting item in VG+ condition (Photography) 4
  
DAVID OCTAVIUS HILL and ROBERT ADAMSON Centenary Exhibition Catalogue Scottish Arts Council, 1970, First Edition, Non Fiction A superbly produced soft bound catalogue in glassene dw.86 pages.It was produced for the 1970 centenary exhibition and is full of lithographs,books,engravings,watercolours,oils,photographs,equipment and personal letters.A very interesting item in VG+ condition (Photography) 4
  
DAVIDSEN LEIF Lime's Photograph **Proof Copy** Harvill, 2001, First Edition, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK ** PROOF COPY ** of the hardback first edition, first impression. A fine unread book in fine softcover wraps, without DW as issued.. 11
  
DAVIDSON LIONEL The Chelsea Murders Cape, 1978, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust wrapper. The book has no names, inscrioptions or stamps etc and the jacket has no loss or tears. A nice clean copy. 6
  
DAVIES LINDA Nest of Vipers Orion, 1994, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A FINE book with no names or inscriptions etc in FINE unclipped dustwrapper with no loss or tears etc.A lovely COPY. 5
  
DAVIES LINDA Into the Fire **Proof Copy** Harper Collins, 1999, First Edition, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK first edition**UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY** in dw slight damage to top of spine due to it being oversize for the proof.An interesting item and of course the real"true 1st". 5
  
DAVIS DOROTHY SALISBURY Lullaby of Murder Gollancz, 1984, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression , a fine book in fine unclipped dw. A nice copy of the authors 3rd book. 4
  
DAVIS RANKIN The Oath Hodder & Stoughton, 1999, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition , first impression . A fine unread book in fine unclipped dust wrapper. A lovely copy 5
  
DAVIS VICTOR Queens Ransom Gollancz, 1997, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition, first impression. A FINE UNREAD book with no names or inscriptions etc in FINE unclipped dustwrapper with no loss or tears etc.A lovely as new copy of the authors 2nd book.. 10
  
DAWSON JANET - JANET DAWSON The Missing Child Headline, 1995, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names etc , clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears . A nice clean copy of a Jeri Howard mystery. 9
  
DAY COLIN The Boy Hunter Blackie, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback later impression, not dated but c1940's. A VG indeed book, tight & square. Small neat name to endpaper. Dust wrapper is unclipped and features great pictorial artwork. Minor chipping and wear to extremeties. A clean attractive copy. (Big, Game, Hunting) 5
  
DE NERCIAT ANDREA The Unexpected Love Lesson Odyssey Press, 1970, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition , first impression, a VG+ book in like unclipped dw , . 6
  
DEAVER JEFFERY The Lesson of Her Death Headline, 1993, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A fine book in fine unclipped dust wrapper. Small neat name and number to endpaper, clean contents and cloth (light edge tanning as ever with Headline). The jacket shows no loss or tears . The rarest Deaver title and his first UK book 450
  
DEIGHTON LEN Debut as Travel Editor in Playboy Playboy, 1968, First Edition, Modern Firsts US first edition Playboy magazine-May 1968. Deighton`s debut as travel editio for the magazine and interesting item for any Deighton collector.VG+ condition centrefold still present.. 4
  
DEIGHTON LEN Berlin Game Hutchinson, 1983, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition, first impression . A fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. A clean copy. 5
  
DENBY JOOLZ Stone Baby Harper Collins, 2000, First Edition, Modern Firsts UK first edition , first impression . A fine unread book in fine softcover wraps (no hardcover issued). A lovely copy of the authors rare first book 15
  
DERSHOWITZ ALAN M The Advocate's Devil Headline, 1995, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK Hardback first edition, first impression. A fine book with no names or inscriptions etc. In a fine dustwrapper which is unclipped with no loss, tears etc. A clean bright copy.. 5.5
  
DESAI KIRAN Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard **Signed** Faber, 1998, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition, first impression **SIGNED** on the title page by the author . A mint unread book in mint unclipped dw , an absolutely as new copy .. 20
  
DESMOND HUGH - HUGH DESMOND A Clear Case of Murder Wright & Brown, 1950, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition first impression. A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket. The book has no names etc, tight and square. The dustwrapper shows shelf wear to extremeties and spine ends, a tape repair to rear. Superb Micklewright artwork and a scarce book 25
  
DEVINE D.M. My Brother's Killer Collins Crime Club, 1961, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition , first impression. A near fine book , no names or inscriptions etc . In VG+ price clipped dustwrapper, A nice clean copy of the authors 1st book book . 55
  
DEVINE DOMINIC Three Green Bottles Collins Crime Club, 1972, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A VG+ book (just faint edge spotting) in VG+ unclipped dust wrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, tightly bound and square with clean contents and cloth. The jacket shows only minor shelf wear to edges. A nice clean copy and one of the authors rarest titles. 45
  
DEXTER COLIN Good as Gold Pan, 1994, First Edition, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK softcover first edition , a special promotional paperback only available as an offer with Kodak film, not sold in bookshops.Kodak commisioned "good as gold " a MORSE short story,not only is this the world 1st but I believe the only appearance .In lovely condition as well. 4
  
DEXTER COLIN The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn 1977, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first book club edition . Released 1 month after the first and identical apart from the publishers logos. This is the scarcest of all the Dexter titles. A near fine book (page tanning, as ever with early 70's Macmillan) in near fine dust wrapper. A viable alternative to the first edition . 15
  
DEXTER PETE - PETE DEXTER Train Heinemann, 2004, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names etc , clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy with publsihers review material laid loosely inside. 9
  
DIBDIN MICHAEL The Last Sherlock Holmes Story **Signed** Cape, 1991, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy. 150
  
DIBDIN MICHAEL The Dying of the Light Faber, 1993, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK HB first edition , a near fine book in unclipped dw which has a little shelf rubbing to edges.... 5
  
DIBDIN MICHAEL Thanksgiving **Signed** Faber, 2000, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression **SIGNED** on the title page by the author . A fine unread book in fine unclipped DW. A superb as new copy.. 15
  
DICK PHILIP K A Handful of Darkness Rich and Cowan, 1955, First Edition, Hard Cover, Sci Fi / Fantasy UK hardback first edition, first impression. A VG indeed book (usual offsetting to endpapers and light scattered spotting) in near VG+ price clipped dustwrapper. The book has previous owner name stamp to endpaper , tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss just minor shelf rubs to extremities, and a closed tear to front panel. The book is 1st issue, blue cloth silver lettering the jacket is also 1st issue. A scarce in true 1st issue state. 400
  
DICKINSON PETER The Lively Dead Hodder & Stoughton, 1975, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper . The book shows no names, inscriptions etc , clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket hsows, light rubs to edges and light fade to spine. 20
  
DILLON EILIS Death in the Quadrangle Faber, 1956, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A VG indeed book in price clipped dust wrapper. The book has smalll neta name but no inscriptions or stamps etc, some light scattered spotting. The jacket shows some chipping to spine and shelf wear to extremeties. An uncommon title set in the University of Dublin. 15
  
DISCH THOMAS M 334 Macgibbon and Kee, 1972, First Edition, Hard Cover, Sci Fi / Fantasy UK hardback first edition, first impression. A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names etc , clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy. 75
  
DODSON DANIEL B The Dance of Love New English Library, 1974, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition , first impression, a near fine book ( light paper tanning ) in near fine unclipped dust wrapper .. (Sicily) 5
  
DOHERTY P C The Devil's Domain **Signed** Headline, 1998, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A lovely clean copy of a Brother Athelstan mystery. 30
  
DOHERTY P C The Angel of Death Hale, 1989, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. A near fine book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper. The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc. The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. A very scarce Hugh Corbett mystery. 500
  
DOHERTY P C The Devil's Hunt **Signed** Headline, 1996, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A lovely clean copy of a Hugh Corbett mystery. 35
  
DOHERTY P C Satan's Fire **Signed** Headline, 1995, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A near fine book (usual Headline tanning) in near fine unclipped dust wrapper. The book has no names, inscrioptions or stamps etc and the jacket has no loss or tears. A Hugh Corbett mystery and scarce especially so signed. 30
  
DOHERTY P C The Whyte Harte **Signed** Hale, 1988, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library. Signed on the title page by the author. A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to title page (tippex on stamp). The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A scarce Hugh Corbett mystery. 150
  
DOHERTY P C The Prince Drakulya **Signed** Hale, 1986, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library. Signed on the title page by the author. A VG+ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to copyright page . The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A very scarce book. 200
  
DOHERTY P C The Lord Count Drakulya Hale, 1986, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library. A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to copyright page . The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A very scarce book. 150
  
DOHERTY P C The Song of a Dark Angel **Signed** Headline, 1994, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A lovely clean copy of a rare Hugh Corbett mystery. 75
  
DOHERTY P C Crown in Darkness Hale, 1988, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to copyright page. The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A scarce Hugh Corbett mystery. 125
  
DOHERTY P C Spy in the Chancery Hale, 1988, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy of a very scarce title. 750
  
DOHERTY P C Spy in the Chancery Hale, 1988, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library A VG+ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to copyright page. The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A scarce Hugh Corbett mystery. 125
  
DOHERTY P C The Prince of Darkness **Signed** Headline, 1992, First Edition, Hard Cover, Signed by Author Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A fine book in fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A lovely clean copy of a rare Hugh Corbett mystery. 65
  
DOHERTY P C Satan in St Mary's Gate Hale, 1986, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impresion. Ex public library. . A VG+ book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book has professionally replaced endpapers, stamp to title page . The dust wrapper shows just some minor shelf wear rubbing to extremeties. Outwardly the book shows no signs of its past and is still a tight clean copy and not to be confused with the usual 'wrecked' library books. A scarce Hugh Corbett mystery. 125
  
DOODY MARGARET Aristotle Detective **Proof Copy** Bodley Head, 1978, First Edition, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback PROOF COPY of the first edition, first impression.. A near fine book in fine unclipped proof dustwrapper. The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy and a very rare collectors item. 50
  
DOWNIE JAMES M. Alvacore's Island Blackie, 1951, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition, first impression.ND as called for - British Library. A VG+ book with no names, inscriptions or stamps etc. Tighly bound & square with clean contents & cloth. The dust wrapper is also VG+, clipped & repriced. No repairs or restoration and great period artwork. A lovely clean copy of a scarce book in jacket. 15
  
DRUMMOND JUNE Burden of Guilt Gollancz, 1991, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper. The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc, clean contents and cloth, tightly bound and square. The jacket shows no loss or tears. A nice clean copy. 10
  
DUDLEY ERNEST The Dark Bureau Hodder & Stoughton, 1950, First Edition, Hard Cover, Detective Fiction / Mystery UK hardback first edition, first impression. A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper. The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc and the jacket has loss to spine bottom some edge wear to extremeties etc. Fabulous period jacket art. 10
  
DYMOKE JULIET Cry of the Peacock Piatkus, 1992, First Edition, Hard Cover, Modern Firsts UK hardback first edition , first impression. A Fine unread book , no names or inscriptions etc . In Fine unclipped dustwrapper, no loss or tears etc. A lovely copy of a scarce title. 10
  

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