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Edgar Wallace - The Biography of a Phenomenon

By: Lane, Margaret

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann:

Seller ID: 7379

Condition: Good


Hardback, 220mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii prelims, 423pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine and boards clean if a little faded in places, ends of spine frayed. Block a little darkened, dusty top edge, pages otherwise clean. Biography of English crime writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright - the creator of King Kong. No date or edition stated but publication likely not long after Wallace's 19... View more info

Edgar Wallace - A Biography

By: Lane, Margaret

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1939

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3525

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo pink cloth boards, red titles, first thus, viii prelims, 423pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/Less than good. Boards discoloured along top, differential fading to endpapers, block edges grubby with foxing. Dustwrapper is badly damaged, with general chipping and fraying, and loss in a number of places. Biography of a remarkable newspaper reporter, at whose death in 1932, the bells of Fleet Street tolled. Catalogue: Literary Biograp... View more info

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A Calabash of Diamonds - An African Treasure Hunt

By: Lane, Margaret

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1962

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9974

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 189mm x 129mm yellow and maroon card boards, gilt titles, first thus, 190+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book is tight, spine and boards clean save for some darkening at some edges. Foxing to top block edge and light to right edge, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little chipping at edges. The amazing story of the hunt for the funerary diamonds of an African chief in the Portuguese colony of Mozambique, first... View more info