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The Man in the Green Hat by Manning Coles !
1955 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A VG indeed book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names etc, a tight solid book, just some light scattered spotting
The jacket is unclipped, no real loss as such, shelf wear to edges and spine

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Tommy Hambledon with Forgan and Campbell

A solid copy with particularly nice and well-executed artwork, not a book I've had before in jacket
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Let the Tiger Die - Manning Coles
1948 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names or stamps etc, tight solid binding, light scattered tan
The jacket shows shallow chip to spine corner and light edge wear, fabulous artwork by Bip pares

A solid copy of a rare Tommy Hambledon mystery and a nice fatter format book, 1 and 1/4 inch thick
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Not for Export written by Manning Coles !
1954 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names etc, a tight solid book
The jacket is unclipped, chip to spine bottom, light wear to edges

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The seventeenth Tommy Hambledon book with wonderful jacket artwork

A solid copy and scarce in jacket
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They Tell No Tales - Manning Coles
1941 British hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A near VG book in partial dustwrapper - looks great shelved.
The jacket is from Hodder's own archive and was kept as an example of the jacket.
It's an original jacket but only the front panel and spine, lovely condition, artwork by Bip Pares
The book has no names or stamps etc
Light tan to spine and some light edge rubbing

A rare book and of course with this Hodder archival jacket panel . . . unique
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Pray Silence by Manning Coles + Extra !
1940 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A VG book, with original dust jacket AND the proof file copy of the jacket from Hodder's own archive !
The book has no names etc, light age tan and ghost mark to spine top which mirrors chip on DW
The jacket is unclipped at 8/3 as called for, chipping to spine area and a little edge wear
Fantastic artwork, the partial is the front panel and spine from a jacket that was kept in the publishers own archive

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A Tommy Hambledon book

A very rare 'thick 7/6 style format' book, add the partial and a special item, looks great on the shelf as seen in second picture
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Crime in Concrete - Manning Coles
1959 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A VG++ book in VG++ unclipped dustwrapper
No names or stamps etc, tight, clean and square
The jacket has no real loss, minor wear to edges
A nice copy of a very scarce title, the only one we've handled in fact
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Without Lawful Authority by Manning Coles + Extra !
1943 English hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A near VG book, with original dust jacket AND the proof file copy of the jacket from Hodder's own archive !
The book has inscription to endpaper, a few marks and a bit of the Hodder mottling
The jacket is unclipped, bit of wear around spine ends and tips, still clean and tidy
great artwork by Bip Pares, the partial is the front panel and spine from a jacket that was kept in the publishers own archive

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The fourth of the Tommy Hambledon books

A very scarce book in jacket, add the partial and a special item
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Among Those Absent - Manning Coles
1948 English hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A VG+ book in unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket chipping around spine top and front panel corner
Outstanding artwork by the great Bip Pares
A solid copy of a Tommy Hambledon story, and rare in jacket
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Let the Tiger Die by Manning Coles
1960 English paperback edition published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A solid reading copy
Some light wear and a few marks to cover but still solidly bound etc

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On Secret Service from Sweden to the Canaries, through France and across the Pyrenees - internationl intrigue with Tommy Hambledon

A solid copy , out of print and difficult to locate
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Drink to Yesterday - Author's First Book - Manning Coles !
1940 UK hardcover first edition, first impression published by Hodder & Stoughton in London
A VG book in 9/-, as called for, unclipped dust jacket
The book has no names etc, a tight solid, just light age tan to pages, a thicker format near 7/6 size book
The jacket is chipped to spine ends with tear to spine and wear, general shelf wear and tanned rear panel

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The authors first book, a Tommy Hambledon book with wonderful jacket artwork by Bip Pares

A rare book in, albeit worn, jacket, priced heavily below retail value
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Diamonds to Amsterdam - Manning Coles
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder and Stoughton, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
The book has neat owner name to endpaper, tight solid binding
The jacket shows shallow chip to spine corner and light edge wear

A particularly bright clean copy of an uncommon Tommy Hambledon mystery
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Brief Biography
COLES, Manning. Pseudonym for Cyril Henry Coles and Adelaide Frances Oke Manning; also wrote as Francis Gaite. British. COLES, Cyril Henry: Born in London, 11 June 1899. Educated at a school in Petersfield, Hampshire. Served in the Hampshire Regiment and later with British Intelligence during World War 1; also served with British Intelligence during World War II. Married Dorothy Cordelia Smith in 1934; two sons. Apprentice at John 1. Thornycroft, shipbuilders, Southampton, after World War 1; worked in Australia during the !920's as a railwayman, garage manager, and columnist on a Melbourne newspaper; returned to England, 1928. Lived in East Meon. Hampshire. Died 9 October 1965. MANNING, Adelaide Frances Oke: Born in London in 1891. Educated at the High School for Girls. Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Worked in a munitions factory and at the War Office. London, during World War I. Lived in East Meon, Hampshire. Died 25 September 1959.

Manning Coles - The Characters
Tommy Hambledon
Thomas Elphinston Hambledon is a high-ranking member of the famous Intelligence Service of England. He teaches modern languages at Chappell's School and spends his holidays abroad, usually in Germany. Though he is a parson's son, his tastes are cheerful and expensive, quite beyond his ostensible means. He is easy-going, has a marvelous sense of humor, is friendly and has scored most of his notable successes simply because he is so easy to talk to and apparently trustworthy. He is deeply patriotic, saying, "If a country is worth living in, it is worth fighting for." Though he has been in love, he has never married because of a total dedication to his job. His dedication pays off with spectacular successes. He researches his case thoroughly, and leaves little to chance.

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