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The House Above the River - Josephine Bell
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names etc, tight and square, a nice clean copy
The jacket has no real loss, light shelf rubs to extremities, clean and bright

A nice copy of a scarce book, one I don't recall having seen before . . .
For Sale at £30 (approx $45) *sh - free delivery worldwide !

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Death in Clairvoyance - Josephine Bell
1949 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Longmans Green in London
A VG book in price clipped dustwrapper
The book is tightly bound, no names or inscriptions etc
The jacket is chipped to spine ends, some shelf wear and a few minor repairs to rear of jacket

At Summerton-on-sea Festival Week was drawing to a hilarious close

A solid copy and a first edition for less than the price of a new hardback !
For Sale at £13 (approx $21) *sh - Delivery Information ~ Free & Subsidised ~ Please Check

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The Hunter and the Trapped - Josephine Bell
1963 UK hardback Thriller Book Club edition, same year as first, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dust Jacket
The book is clean, solid and bright
Likewise the dustwrapper
A nice clean period copy with nice cover artwok
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Double Doom by Josephine Bell
1961 UK paperback edition published by Hodder in London
A nice solid reading copy
Minor wear and tanning - solid binding

Synopis - What's ths Book About
A really different plot, a papers carried an obituary notice for twins - yet one was still alive. A simple mistake perhaps, well. . . not when the other twin dies suddenly shortly afterwards !
A nice reading copy and an uncommon title
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Death in Retirement
1956 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Methuen, London
A VG indeed book without dust Jacket
The cloth has some fade to spine otherwise nice and clean
Contents clean and bright, light spotting to edges
Not a common UK first
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Wolf ! Wolf By Josephine Bell
1979 UK hardback Book Club edition published in London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
The book is clean and tidy, no names etc
The jacket is clean and tidy
A solid reading copy
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Death on the Reserve - Josephine Bell
1976 UK hardback later edition, White Lion, London
A VG book with its dustwrapper
The book shows no names etc, clean and tight
A decent solid reading copy
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Death in Clairvoyance
1949 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Longmans, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust wrapper
The jacket has chips to front cover and spine ends and general wear
A well regarded title and a bargain !
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Death on the Borough Council - Josephine Bell
1937 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Longmans, London
A good only book in sadly without dust Jacket
The cloth is worn and marked, cracking to spine creases
Contents clean and bright though
Whilst very collectable it should be considered as a reading copy
A very rare book
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All is Vanity writen by Josephine Bell
1940 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Longmans in London
The book has fade to spine but still tight and solid
There are no names or stamps
We are supplying as a free gift a photocopy of a 1st issue dust jacket which gives the book a very pleasing appearance on the shelf

From this beginning comes the enquiry into the murder of Bruce Denton, who might have been killed bya poacher, by either of the two girls with whom he appeared to have been philandering or by somebody else. It is an intricate case, calling for all the exceptional powers of David Wintringham. The 'detection' in this book is very clever

A very scarce book
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Trouble at Wrekin Farm - Josephine Bell
1942 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Longmans Green in London
A good only copy
The book is tight and square, no stamps, names or inscriptions etc
A solid book, a few light bumps and light tan
The jacket is 1st issue 7/6 and unclipped, loss to front panel and spine as seen
I've got a photocopy of a jacket to lay underneath should you so wish

A scarce book, poor jacket of course but priced to all but ignore the presence of the jacket
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The Port of London Murders - Very Special Signed Copy - Josephine Bell
1938 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Longmans in London
The book is signed, inscribed and dated Nov 1938 by the author on the endpaper
Even more special is that it is signed to Brian & Elizabeth - the two people the actual book is dedicated to !
The book has wear and marks to boards, fade to spine but still tight and solid
The book shows no other names etc
We are supplying as a free gift a photocopy of a 1st issue dust jacket which gives the book a very pleasing appearance on the shelf
A very rare book anyway but signed and inscribed to the book's dedicatees makes it an incredible association copy
A one off opportunity !
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see also our Josephine Bell Bibliography

We are always interested in buying books by this author Josephine Bell Books Wanted

Brief Biography
BELL, Josephine. Pseudonym for Doris Bell Ball, nee Collier. British. Born in Manchester, Lancashire, 8 December 1897. Educated at Godolphin School, 1910-16; Newnham College, Cambridge, 1916-19; University College Hospital, London, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 1922. M.B., B.S. 1924. Married Norman Dyer Ball in 1923 (died, 1936); one son and three daughters. Practiced medicine with her husband in Greenwich and London, 1927-35, and in Guildford. Surrey, 1936-54; Member of the Management Committee, St. Luke's Hospital. 1954-62. Co-Founder, Crime Writers Association, 1953.

Series Characters
Dr David Wintringham
The active, perceptive young physician, David Wintringham, is Junior Assistant Physician at Research Hospital in London. He is athletic, fond of swimming and the outdoors - he enjoys camping in Sussex in a caravan (trailer) with his wife, Jill, and infant son Nicholas. The Wintring-hams are wealthy enough to have a nanny for their son and a maid. Often David will discuss a case with his wife, who frequently makes useful suggestions. The young amateur detective's eye is equally keen spotting questionable medical diagnoses, discovering physical clues to a crime, and recognizing imitation jewelry at a glance.

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