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Fog by Valentine Williams - Dorothy Rice Sims - Unique Copy
1933 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
Hodder's own file copy in first issue 7/6 dustwrapper - a unique example of an already rare book
The book has the publisher's reference number to endpaper, mottled to spine & rear board, as seen
Tight and square with clean text block - bumps etc to edges
The dust jacket has publisher's reference number to spine, matching stain to rear panel as seen
The evocative Art Deco artwork is by one of the greatest DJ artists of all time - Bip Pares

A unique but flawed copy (damaged in Hodder's basement along with other books) - very much priced for condition rather than rarity - a bargain
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Mr Treadgold Cuts In - Valentine Williams
1937 British hardcover first edition, first impression published in London by Hodder and Stoughton
A VG++ book in VG++ 1st issue dustwrapper, priced 3/6 as called for
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tight and square, clean and tidy, light age tan
The wrapper has no real loss. Just minor rubs to edges, clean and bright
Great period artwork

A superior copy
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Mannequin written by author Valentine Williams
1930 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A VG++ book in lovely 1st issue 7/6 dustwrapper
The book has no names, no inscriptions or stamps etc
Tight and square with clean contents and cloth
The dust jacket is clean and bright, shallow wear to spine bottom, one short unobtrusive closed tear
A lovely copy and at over 80 years old hard to realistically imagine a nicer copy

A superb copy, rare in jacket and a bargain!
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Death Answers the Bell - Valentine Williams
1931 British hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A VG+ book in first issue 7/6 dustwrapper
Tight and square with clean contents and cloth
The dust cover has chip to rear panel and tips, some rubbing and a couple of closed tears
Excellent period artwork by TK
A very rare book and an early title
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The Spider's Touch - Valentine Williams
1936 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A near fine book in VG+ unclipped first issue 7/6 dustwrapper
The book displays no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square with clean contents and boards
The dustwrapper shows only minor wear around spine ends
Attractive period artwork by Thompson
A superb copy
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The Gold Comfit Box - Valentine Williams
1932 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A near fine book in VG+ clipped on flap but 7/6 on spine dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square with clean contents and boards
The dust jacket shows only minor rubbing to spine
Great artwork by TK
A lovely bright copy of a Clubfoot novel
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The Fox Prowls - Valentine Williams
1939 English hardback 1st edition, 1st impression, Hodder & Stoughton, London
A VG book in 1st issue 7/6 dustwrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Some scattered edge spotting
The jacket has some loss to spine end and corner, closed tear some edge wear
Still looks nice in its mylar cover
A very rare book, especially so in DJ
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The Clock Ticks On - Valentine Williams
1933 UK hardback first edition, 1st impression, Hodder and Stoughton London
A VG+ book in 7/6 dust jacket
The book has neat 1933 inscription to endpaper
Tight and square, clean and bright
The wrapper is complete, light edge rubs, closed tear to spine crease, very clean

A very nice and bright copy, very rare and a beautiful example
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The Yellow Streak - Valentine Williams
c1930's UK hardback later edition, Herbert Jenkins, London
A VG book sadly without dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Attractive pictorial boards, some mottling
A decent copy
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The Crouching Beast - Valentine Williams
1928 UK hardback later edition, Hodder, London
A VG+ book sadly without dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Clean contents and cloth
A fresh copy
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The Return of Clubfoot
c1930's UK hardback later edition, Jenkins, London
A VG+ book sadly without dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Attractive pictorial boards
A nice clean copy
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The Clue of the Rising Moon
1935 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A VG indeed book in unclipped first issue 7/6 dustwrapper
The book has no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tight and square with clean contents and cloth
The dust cover shows some wear and shallow chipping to extremeties
Still clean and bright with great artwork
A nice copy and rarely seen in jacket
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The Orange Divan - Valentine Williams
c1930's UK hardback later edition, Jenkins, London
A VG indeed book sadly without dust wrapper
The book shows no names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Attractive pictorial boards depicting 2 cars
A bright copy
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Brief Biography
WILLIAMS, (George) Valentine. Also wrote as Douglas Valentine. British. Born 20 October 1883. Educated at Downside School; studied in Germany. Served as a Lieutenant in the Irish Guards, 1915: Military Cross (twice wounded); with the Guards Division Staff, London, 1918-19; did confidential work for the Foreign Office, London, 1939-41, and at British Embassy, Washington, D.C., 1941-42; Member of the Political Warfare Department. Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, 1942-45. Married Alice Crawford. Sub-Editor, 1902-03, and Berlin Correspondent, 1904-09, Renter's news agency; Journalist for the Daily Mail, London, from 1909: Paris Correspondent, 1909-13, Special Correspondent during Portuguese Revolution, 1910, reported Balkan War, 1913, first accredited correspondent to British General Headquarters. 1915. in charge of staff, Versailles Peace Conference. 1919, and later Foreign Editor; free-lance journalist in North Africa and United States during 1930's and 1940Y Chevalier, Order of the Crown of Belgium. Died 20 November 1946.

Valentine Williams - The Characters
Trevor Dene
Bespectacled Trevor Dene is one of the bright young men of Scotland Yard. A Cambridge graduate, he is resented by some older colleagues because of his education and social polish. Dene is married to an American and spends as much time detecting in the United States as in England, solving crimes on a wealthy Long Island estate and in the Adirondacks.

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