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The Tragedy of the Silver Moon - Arthur Gask
1940 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG++ book in first issue 7/6 dust jacket
The book is tight and square, neat name to endpaper, very clean boards
The dust jacket has long closed tear to front panel (going thro' title lettering), chips as seen on image, rear panel complete
A nice fat 7/6 book with great period artwork - still looks nice in film wrapper

A rare book in jacket, the jacket is worn but this is very much reflected in the price
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The House on the Fens - Arthur Gask
1940 UK hardcover first edition first impression, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG++ book in first issue 7/6 dust jacket
Lovely bright book, boards very clean, textblock also, no names or stamps etc
The jacket has small chip to bottom righ front panel, closed tear to spine crease and some general shelf wear to edges
A nice 'fat' 7/6 format book

A Gilbert Larose and Inspector Stone mystery set in the Norfolk Fens
A nice copy, very rare in jacket and a bargain !

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The Poisoned Goblet - Arthur Gask
1935 UK hardback first edition, first impression, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG book in first issue 7/6 dust jacket
The book is tight and square, no stamps. Mark to top edge but no foxing etc
The dust jacket has loss around spine ends and edges, a patch around the 7/6 suggests a later label was cleanly removed
 
Synopsis: To readers of detective stories, the publication of a new Gilbert Larose story is always something of an event. When Arthur Cask created Larose he created a character who was destined to be one of the most popular in detective fiction.
Larose has figured in a number of successful stories but in none so successful as The Poisoned Goblet, which tells of the efforts of a gang of men to kidnap the child of Lady Ardane, Larose takes a hand and immediately finds himself faced with one of the most puzzling and certainly one of the most hazardous cases of his career.

A very rare book indeed, still a clean tidy solid copy, a rare opportunity and priced to sell

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The Storm Breaks - Arthur Gask
1949 UK hardcover 1st edition, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG+ books unfortunately no longer with jacket
Light scattered foxing and edge rubbing to boards
Better suited to the reader than collector but still a decent copy
An uncommon title long out of print

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The House with the High Wall - Arthur Gask
1948 UK hardback first edition first impression, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG++ book in first issue 8/6 dust jacket
A nice copy of the book, still bright and tight, no names or stamps etc
The jacket has closed tear to front panel (seen on image) and crease and some general shelf wear to edges
The artwork is just fabulous and worth buying for that alone

A Gilbert Larose mystery set in Suffolk I believe
The only copy I've had in jacket and surely a bargain

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The Man of Death - Arthur Gask
1946 UK hardcover first edition first impression, published by Herbert Jenkins in London
A VG (bump to rear board top) book in first issue 8/6 dust jacket
The book has very light tan, clean orange boards, square spine and no names or stamps etc
The jacket has light shelf rubs and some shallow wear to extremities

A Cambridge professor appeals to Gilbert Larose in a mystery featuring a ruined church on the Norfolk coast
A solid copy, rare in the jacket which features truly stunning artwork

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Arthur Gask ~ Brief Biography
Born 1869 he created Gilbert Larose, still popular with collectors and enthusiasts of Golden Age Crime Fiction.

Sample from The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask
 PROFESSOR PARIS STARBANK, for so he called himself, had a long string of letters after his name, but they did not indicate diplomas which had been granted to him by any recognised university or college and were quite worthless as far as his ability in any walk of life was concerned. Their meaning was of course, unintelligible to most people, but they meant that he belonged to the Society of Natural Healers, was a member of the Dietetic Brotherhood, and had joined the Union of Universal Therapeutists.
The Professor was a man of varied attainments, and in his time had been a chemist's errand boy, an employee in the Zoological Gardens, a kennelman to a veterinary surgeon, a conjurer, and a chauffeur and handyman to an East End practitioner of medicine. From the experiences gained in these occupations he now carried on a very successful practice as a quack doctor, styling himself " Professor " to avoid trouble with the police.

Sample from The Man of Death

Agatha Wandsworth never learnt who her parents were, which, under the circumstances, might perhaps have been considered a good thing, as her father had been a dissolute Norwegian sailor and her mother a disreputable and decidedly coarse young woman who had many times strayed from the paths of virtue and part of whose calling was that of an artist's model.
Agatha owed her surname to having been found by a patrolling policeman, one night when only a few-days-old baby, upon a seat on Wandsworth Common. Her Christian name had been given her because the date of her entry upon the books of the institution to which she had been taken was that of the fifth of February, the day of the Feast of the Virgin Martyr, St. Agatha.

 

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