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Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Eight volumes with two Supplements, Opinion and Judgement, and Report.
1 Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression. Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality. Eight volumes with two Supplements, Opinion and Judgement, and Report.
United States Government Printing Office. Washington. 1946-1947 
Tall 8vo. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Twelve volumes. In very good condition. Spines slightly faded. Some covers part faded. Some small marks. Else clean and tight copies. "A collection of Documentary Evidence and Guide Materials Prepared by the American and British Prosecuting Staffs for Presentation before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany, in the case of..." There follows a list of individuals and organisations comprising the Nazi High Command and e.g. the SS and Gestapo. The final two volumes are the Judgement, and a report to The International Conference on Military Trials. A fascinating historical document from the aftermath of WWII. 
Price: 240.00 GBP
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Final Judgment. The Story of Nuremberg. With an introduction by Max Lerner., BERNSTEIN, VICTOR H.:
2 BERNSTEIN, VICTOR H.: Final Judgment. The Story of Nuremberg. With an introduction by Max Lerner.
Latimer House Limited. 1947 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light brown cloth covers with red lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 254pp. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small pieces missing at ends. Slightly rubbed around edges. Old reapirs with sticky tape. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers.Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. A moving and significant book. Primarily an account of the evidence heard. At the time of publication there was still debate as to whether or not the trials should have been held. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Dead Man’s Folly. Crime Club Choice., CHRISTIE, Agatha;
3 CHRISTIE, Agatha; Dead Man’s Folly. Crime Club Choice.
London, The Crime Club, Collins, 1956 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Red cloth with black lettering to spine, in original dustwrapper. Plain endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, spine torn/chipped at ends, rear slightly darkened with some marks, rubbing and small tears to edges.) Corners slightly bumped, slight darkening and neat inscription to front endpaper “Mervyn King.” A couple of marks to margins and edges else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Hickory Dickory Dock. Crime Club Choice., CHRISTIE, Agatha;
4 CHRISTIE, Agatha; Hickory Dickory Dock. Crime Club Choice.
London, The Crime Club, Collins, 1955 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Red cloth with original dustwrapper. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, spine faded, rear slightly tanned, minor mark to front and front flap.) Red cloth cover is a contemporary re-bind with new endpapers (dustwrapper is just slightly shorter than boards). A minor mark to half-title page and bottom of first page else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Ordeal by Innocence Crime Club Choice., CHRISTIE, Agatha;
5 CHRISTIE, Agatha; Ordeal by Innocence Crime Club Choice.
London, The Crime Club, Collins 1958 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Red papered ‘cloth’ hardback with black lettering to spine. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, rear darkened, rubbing and small chips to edges, tears and loss to bottom portion of spine.) Edges of cloth slightly rubbed. Stamp to front endpaper “Paper Chain Books & Music Burnham-on-Sea”. A couple of small spots to endpapers and title pg. else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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They Do It With Mirrors., CHRISTIE, Agatha;
6 CHRISTIE, Agatha; They Do It With Mirrors.
London, The Crime Club, Collins, 1952 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Red cloth with black lettering to spine, in original dustwrapper. Plain endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, spine slightly faded, darkening to rear and rubbing to edges.) Corners bumped and cloth rubbed and a little darkened, a couple oif marks and stamp to front board ”British Red Cross Edinburgh Hospital.” Stamped again on endpapers and pages 45 & 153. else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 192pp. With a Plan of Stonygates. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder., COLQUHOUN, KATE:
7 COLQUHOUN, KATE: Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder.
Little, Brown. 2011 1st edition 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 339pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The story of the first railway murder in Britain, how it was investigated, solved, who did it and how he was caught. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Revised Proof., CONWAY, Peter;
8 CONWAY, Peter; Revised Proof.
Macdonald & Co. Ltd. 1947 1st edition 
Size 5 x 7.5 inches. In orange cloth with printed label-style lettering to spine. with original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth at corners. Ends of spine slightly faded. Corners slgihtly bumped. Dustwrapper overall very good. Edges are rubbed and ends of spine nicked. Not price clipped. In plastic sleeve. Inside neat inscription to front endpaper with some minor foxing to pages/page edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 256pp. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Kill the Toff. The 22nd Book of the Toff., CREASEY, J:
9 CREASEY, J: Kill the Toff. The 22nd Book of the Toff.
Evans Brothers 1950 (1st.). 
Size 7.5 x 5 ins. Red cloth with black lettering to spine in original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (DW tear to front, corners chipped, in protective sleeve.) Covers clean and sound, a little light foxing to endpapers with a very tiny mark to top of title pg else pages clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight copy. 213pp. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Inspector West Makes Haste, CREASEY, John;
10 CREASEY, John; Inspector West Makes Haste
Hodder and Stoughton. 1955 1st 
7.5 x 5 inches. In maroon hard covers, black lettering to spine. Original illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (rubbing to edges and ends of spine, rear leading edges darkened.) Neat inscription to front endpaper, some foxing spots to outer page edges else pages overall very clean and tight. 192pp. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Passion, Murder and Mystery., GRAEME, BRUCE:
11 GRAEME, BRUCE: Passion, Murder and Mystery.
London. Hutchinson & Co. n.d. ca1935. 
Size 4.5 x 7.25 inches. In cream cloth covers with blue lettering to spine and front. With dustwrapper. 288pp. 4pp cat. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Handling marks. Slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. Collection of French criminal cases in which the ‘crime passionel’ played a leading part. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series., JESSE, F. TENNYSON (ed):
12 JESSE, F. TENNYSON (ed): Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series.
William Hodge & Company, Limited. 1950 new ed. 
Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. 298pp. Frontispiece and plus 6 b/w Plates. In very good condition. Spine very slightly darkened. Small Foyles sticker to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The obsessive love affair between Alma Rattenbury and her young chauffeur/handyman which led to tragedy. Her 67-year-old husband Francis, a renowned architect, was murdered in their home - the Villa Madeira, Bournemouth - in 1935. She confessed to the killing but Stoner denied her involvement. He was convicted and Alma was acquittted, only to die later by her own hand. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates., PETERS, ELLIS:
13 PETERS, ELLIS: The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates.
Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 192pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. A Sergeant Felce crime story from the creator of Brother Cadfael. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates., PETERS, ELLIS:
14 PETERS, ELLIS: The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates.
Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 192pp. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. An Inspector Felce crime story from the creator of Brother Cadfael. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Cheating at Cards. The Cases in Court., WELCOME, JOHN:
15 WELCOME, JOHN: Cheating at Cards. The Cases in Court.
Faber and Faber. London. 1963 1st edition. 
Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In pictorial hard card covers. 235pp. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Hinges strengthened with fabric tape. Else a clean and tight copy. Three court cases where people were accused of cheating at cards. Each case involved men of high standing in their day who had everything to lose. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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