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The Ex Detective - with extra! - E. Phillips Oppenheim
1933 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
As well as a dust jacket it also has the front panel and spine of a jacket which is from the publishers own archive, their file copy of the art work!
A VG++ book in VG+ unclipped dust jacket (image shows jacket not partial)
The book is nice and square with clean cloth and pages
Owner inscription to top right of endpaper inked out, no other names or stamps etc
The jacket has no real loss as such, light shelf wear to extremities, clean and bright
Superb Bip Pares artwork

A nice rare early fat format book, unique with the Hodder archive partial

A lovely copy and a bargain crime fiction book . . .
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General Besserley's Puzzle Box SIGNED by author E. Phillips Oppenheim
1935 UK hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Hodder and Stoughton
Signed and wonderfully dedicated on the half title page by the author
General Besserley's Puzzle Box "but not so much a puzzle box as you my dear Dorothy to this worried author Phillip Oppenheim May 35"
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
The book is lovely, clean blue boards, no mottling, clean tight and square text block
NO other names etc
The wrapper is clean bright, light wear to tips, priced 3/6 as called for in the English Catalogue of Books
No real loss, slightest nick to one corner - lovely !

Synopsis
An important book as it's the debut of Oppenheim's best character

A lovely copy, rare in jacket anyway but with this deliciously intriguing inscription something very special and a bargain !
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The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent - E. Phillips Oppenheim
1935 British hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped 7/6 dustcover
The book is nice and square with clean cloth and pages
NO owner names or stamps etc, a solid example
The jacket is priced 7/6 and has no loss as such
Some wear to edges, overall very tidy

Synopsis
When Roger took a room at Mrs. Dewar's Palace Crescent Boarding-House he looked for the most he could get for the smallest amount of money and he did not ask questions. He wasn't interested in his fellow boarders, he did not want to know their business or join in their pleasures. He did not worry when, with the exception of Flora Quayne, he found they were equally contented to be left alone. Soon, however, he found that things at Palace Crescent intrigued him in spite of himself.

A cracking fat 7/6 book with very stylish period artwork which I'm sure is by Bip Pares
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The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent - E. Phillips Oppenheim
1954 UK Hodder paperback later edition published in London
A solid paperback book in a great format
Still clean and tidy, bit of age tan as ever
Great cover artwork

Synopsis
When Roger Ferrison decided to board at Mrs. Dewar's Palace Crescent Boarding-House, he did not at first feel any strangeness. They all seemed nice, ordinary boarders, if perhaps exceedingly conventional: all save the beautiful invalid Flora. It was Flora who tried jealously to win andkeep his love: but there were more sinister things than jealousy in that house and Roger was to be caught up in them before he knew it

A very nice reading copy and a pleasing format
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Matorni's Vineyard - E Phillips Oppenheim
1929 nd UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A VG book sadly without dust wrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square,
No publisher blurb so may not be detective fiction
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The Spymaster - with extra! - E. Phillips Oppenheim
1939 UK hardback 1st edition, 1st impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
As well as a dust jacket it also has the front panel and spine of a jacket which is from the publishers own archive, their file copy of the art work!
A VG book in 7/6 unclipped dust jacket (image shows jacket not partial)
The book is solid, tight and square
No owner names or stamps etc
The jacket has some wear to edges and tips, small repairs to rear
Superb Bip Pares artwork

A nice rare fat format book, unique with the Hodder archive partial

A solid and attractive copy . . .
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General Besserley's Second Puzzle Box - with unique extra - E. Phillips Oppenheim
1939 UK hardback first edition, first impression published in London by Hodder and Stoughton
As well as the original jacket there is also the front panel and spine from the Hodder archive!
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
The book is tight and square, a nice example (image shows jacket not partial)
No names or stamps etc
The wrapper is clean bright, light wear to edges, priced 'New at 4/-' as called for in the English Catalogue of Books
A nice 'fat' format book and listed in Hubin with great Bip Pares artwork

A nice copy and with the Hodder partial a unique copy
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Brief Biography
OPPENHEIM, Edward Phillips. Also wrote as Anthony Partridge. British. Born in London, 22 October 1866. Educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester. Served in the Ministry of Information during World War I. Married Elsie Clara Hopkins in 1892; one daughter. Worked in his father's leather business in Leicester to age 40; lived in Norfolk until 1922, then in France and Guernsey. Died 3 February 1946.

General Besserley's Puzzle Box written by E. Phillips Oppenheim - Sample
GENERAL," his companion pronounced, " you are getting fat. Too many cocktails."

General Besserley, late of the Intelligence Department at Washington and now a very popular member of Monaco society, glanced downwards at his slightly increasing outline. He was rather a fine figure of a man and his carriage was beyond reproach, but it was certainly true that there was sometimes a little difficulty about the two bottom buttons of his waistcoat.
" Gas, Nicolas," he confided. " I have spoken to the doctor once or twice about it lately. Not an ounce of fat anywhere. Gas—that's what it is. Purely a temporary affair."

The General proved that there was truth in his universal reputation as an obstinate man by summoning a waiter and pointing to his empty glass. The two men were seated at the most desirable corner table of the Royalty Bar at Monte Carlo. They were sheltered from the full glare of the sun by the trees which overhung the picturesque little place, amongst whose broad tropical leaves a pleasant breeze from the Mediterranean was rustling.

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