Book Collection - Ernest Bramah And Related Works

Abdullah, The Sheik A. Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East 1940 Odhams Press UK. First edition. Contains dozens of stories, including "Kin Yeng, The Picture Maker" by Ernest Bramah. Good.

Abdullah, The Sheik A. Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East 1940 The Times of India Bombay & Calcutta. Contains dozens of stories, including "Kin Yeng, The Picture Maker" by Ernest Bramah. This is apparently the "Colonial" edition, and scarce in dust jacket. Very good in DW.

Anonymous (ed) Georgian Stories 1924 1924 G. P. Putnam's Sons NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, P. G. Wodehouse, Aldous Huxley, Algernon Blackwood, and others. With portraits of each author. Fine in the rare printed DW with long closed tears repaired with clear tape, and corner chips, else very good.

Barzun, Jacques (editor) The Delights of Detection 1961 Criterion Books NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Harry Kemelman, John D. MacDonald, Edmund Crispin, Rex Stout, Alexandre Dumas and others. Fairly scarce in dust jacket. Near fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest English Farming and Why I Turned It Up 1894 The Leadenhall Press UK. First edition. Author's first book. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest English Farming and Why I Turned It Up 1894 The Leadenhall Press UK. First edition. Author's first book. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest (appearance in Chapman's Magazine) The Story of Yung Chang 1896 (October) Chapman & Hall UK. First appearance of Kai Lung. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest (ed) A Handbook for Writers and Artists 1898 Charles William Deacon & Co. UK. First edition. "By a London Editor" widely believed to be Ernest Bramah. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1900 Grant Richards UK. First edition, first state. Author's second book. Bottom edges of covers scraped, as are the top and bottom edges of the spine panel. Slight foxing to pages. Very good in pictorial covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1900 Grant Richards UK. First colonial edition, "for India & the Colonies only.". Very good, green cloth covers scuffed and edges worn.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1900 L. C. Page & Co Boston. First American edition (English sheets). Author's first novel and second book. Front hinge shaken. Bottom edges of covers scraped, as are the top and bottom edges of the spine panel. Slight foxing to pages, not affecting text. Spine is sunned. A near-fine copy in pictorial cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1900 L. C. Page & Co Boston. First American edition (English sheets). Author's first novel and second book. Front hinge shaken. Bottom edges of covers scraped, as are the top and bottom edges of the spine panel. Slight foxing to pages, not affecting text. Spine is slightly sunned. A near-fine copy in pictorial cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1900 L. C. Page & Co Boston. First American edition (English sheets). Author's first novel and second book. A somewhat worn copy, with a slight dampstain on the bottom of the page block. A very good copy in pictorial cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1903 Grant Richards UK. First edition, second state in first state dust wrapper. Author's second book. Signed by the author "Yours sincerely, E. Bramah Smith" on the half-title page. Includes a custom protective cover. Book is very good in pictorial covers. The extremely rare DW is good, with both flaps detached but present, and chipping only slightly affecting text and design.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1903 Grant Richards UK. First edition, second state. Author's second book. Near fine in pictorial covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1903 Grant Richards UK. First edition, second state. Author's second book. Presentation copy from Hillaire Belloc, who wrote the forward to this book in 1922: "I gave Ha... Baker this book. / H Belloc / August 1914" in ink on the front free endpaper. Near fine in pictorial covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Mirror of Kong Ho 1905 Chapman and Hall UK. First edition. Reginald 01826. Very difficult to find in any condition. Front cover design differs from description given by William White; all black, and no rules around the title. Foxing to the first ten pages, else near fine in olive cloth-covered boards.

Bramah, Ernest (appearance in The Penny Magazine) The Marquise Ring 1906 (September 29) Cassell UK. First and only appearance of this short story. Fine in printed wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1907 Nelson UK. Reprint of "What Might Have Been". States "First published in 1907" on the copyright page. Blotch of sticky residue on fore-edge, else fine in bright very good DW with a few chips and tears.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1907 Nelson UK. Reprint of "What Might Have Been". States "First published in 1907" on the copyright page. Spine sunned, else near fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1907 Nelson UK. Reprint of "What Might Have Been". No copyright information printed. Slight foxing to preliminary pages and top edge, else fine in bright red cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1907 Nelson UK. Reprint of "What Might Have Been". States "First published in 1907" on the copyright page. Fine.

Bramah, Ernest What Might Have Been 1907 John Murray UK. First edition. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1909 Nelson UK. Second printing of the reprint of "What Might Have Been". Near fine, with spine lettering still bright.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1909 Nelson UK. Second printing of the reprint of "What Might Have Been". Near fine, with spine lettering still bright.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1909 Nelson UK. Second printing of the reprint of "What Might Have Been". Very good.

Bramah, Ernest (appearance in The Lady's Realm) Hautepierre's Star 1909 (April) Hutchinson UK. First appearance of this short story. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest The Transmutation of Ling 1911 Grant Richards UK. First edition of this story from 'The Wallet of Kai Lung'. Limited to 500 copies. Inscribed by artist Ilbery Lynch and dated Nov 1922 on the front free endpaper. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards..

Bramah, Ernest The Transmutation of Ling 1911 Grant Richards UK. First edition of this story from 'The Wallet of Kai Lung'. Limited to 500 copies. Very good in rubbed, brown cloth covered boards..

Bramah, Ernest The Transmutation of Ling 1911 Grant Richards UK. First edition of this story from 'The Wallet of Kai Lung'. Limited to 500 copies. One inch section at the bottom of the joint between the front cover and the spine has been chewed, endpapers colored and lightly stained, however the pages and illustrations are bright and clean. The only copy I've seen in blue cloth boards.

Bramah, Ernest The Transmutation of Ling 1912 Brentano's NY. First American edition (from the British sheets) of this story from 'The Wallet of Kai Lung'. Limited to 500 copies. Very good in green cloth covered boards..

Bramah, Ernest The Transmutation of Ling 1912 Brentano's NY. First American edition (from the British sheets) of this story from 'The Wallet of Kai Lung'. Limited to 500 copies. Inscription dated 1917 on ffep, very good in green cloth covered boards..

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados 1915 (July) Methuen UK. Second printing of the first edition. The first collection of Max Carrados stories. Slight foxing, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1919 Methuen UK. Second printing of the 'cheap form'. Pages yellowing, spine separating, front cover water-damaged, else good.

Bramah, Ernest (magazine appearance) The London Mercury 1920 (September) UK. Includes the first appearance of the story "Wang-Ho and the Burial Robe", later collecting in Kai Lung's Golden Hours. Covers and spine rough-edge creasing and tears, front cover also loose with heavy creasing and larger edge tears, some spotting and fading. Inside pages, however, are tight and clean.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1922 Grant Richards UK. First edition. The second 'Kai Lung' book. A little light foxing, otherwise very good copy in original pictorial cloth and internally strengthened but complete DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1922 Grant Richards UK. First edition. The second 'Kai Lung' book. Foxing to the pages, else fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1923 Grant Richards UK. First edition. Slight foxing to pages, else near fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1923 Grant Richards UK. First edition. A variant binding, in dark grey cloth, with all edges trimmed. Significant foxing to pages, else near fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1923 Grant Richards UK. First edition. Slight foxing to page ends, scuffing and short tears to spine ends, slight corner bumps, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Doubleday, Doran and Co. NY. First American edition. Introduction by Hillaire Belloc. Edges of covers scraped, else very good in the rare dust jacket that has minor chipping and creasing along the edges, especially the top of the spine panel, with some spine fading.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Doubleday, Doran and Co. NY. First American edition. Introduction by Hillaire Belloc. Near fine. Two owner inscriptions (1923 and 2003) on ffep. Book review from "The Boston Transcript" by D. L. M. pasted to the front pastedown. Dust jacket is very good with chips and closed tears to extremities.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Doubleday, Doran and Co. NY. First American edition. Introduction by Hillaire Belloc. Near fine. In very good dust jacket with 1-inch piece missing from the center of spine not affecting text.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Doubleday, Doran and Co. NY. First American edition. Introduction by Hillaire Belloc. Edges of covers scraped, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Doubleday, Doran and Co. NY. First American edition. Introduction by Hillaire Belloc. This is an editor's copy, with holographic notes throughout. Pages 111 through 130 clipped out and fastened together with holographic corrections throughout. Very good except for faults noted above.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition. This is number 4 of 20 heretofore unknown "office copies", as indicated by a handwritten note on the limitation page. This copy is not signed by Bramah. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 Grant Richards UK. Third printing of the first edition. The second 'Kai Lung' book. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Doubleday Doran NY. First American edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, spine lean, edges of covers scraped, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Grant Richards UK. First limited editon #31 of 200 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. This copy inscribed "Hilaire Belloc, with the Author's compliments." Belloc wrote the introduction. Very good, with some offsetting to the end papers, spine slightly soiled, rubbing to the extremities.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #164 of 200 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions. Near fine, very fragile dust wrapper has 2-inch piece missing from top of spine panel, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #146 of 200 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions. Moderate foxing to pages, top corner bumped, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #133 of 200 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions. Original article from The Listener magazine dated 29 May 1947 "The Recluse Who Created Kai Lung" by John Connell laid in. Moderate foxing to pages, top corner bumped, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 Methuen UK. Third printing of the second edition. Crown 8vo. Very good in brown cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1923 (January) Grant Richards UK. Third printing of the first edition. The second 'Kai Lung' book. Foxing to the pages, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1923 (June) Methuen UK. Fifth printing of the second edition. Small ownership stamp from Singapore on bottom of ffep, small green ink stamp "Canterbury Court" at bottom of title page, completely missing spine panel, moderate foxing.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1924 Doran NY. First American edition. A collection of short stories about the blind detective. Covers somewhat soiled, top and bottom edges of spine panel frayed, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest and others Georgian Stories 1924 1924 Putnam NY. First edition. Collection of stories by Bramah, Aldous Huxley, P.G. Wodehouse, A. E. Coppard and others. Includes photos of each author. Front hinge starting, ink inscription of ffep, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1924 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #84 of 250 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions, and very rare in DW. Offsetting to the front free endpapers, else fine with many uncut pages, in fine DW and cloth-covered slipcase (probably custom made.).

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1924 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #146 of 250 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions, and very rare in DW. Very good in fragile dust wrapper with ragged edges, a 1-inch chip at top of front cover, and a 1.5-inch chip at top of spine panel, both affecting the title.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1924 Grant Richards UK. First limited edition, #116 of 250 copies, signed by the author on the limitation page. One of only two signed Bramah editions. Fine.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados 1924 Methuen UK. Fifth printing ("fifth and cheaper edition") of the first edition. The first collection of Max Carrados stories. Good. Hinges starting, small dampstains on the spine.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1924 (September) Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition. Collects twenty-one stories. Foxing along the page block ends, else fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1924 (October) Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition, second impression. Collects twenty-one stories. FFEP creased, with inscription dated Aug 1927 in ink, else very good in red cloth boards.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1924 (October) Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition, second impression. Collects twenty-one stories. Foxing along the page block ends, else fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1925 Doran NY. First American edition. Collects twenty-one stories. Near fine in DW with half-inch chips missing from the bottom of the spine bottom-left corner of the rear panel. The front panel shows rubbing but is still bright. Very rare in dust jacket.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1925 Doran NY. First American edition. Collects twenty-one stories. Neat ink signature on front pastedown, slight spine sunning, slight rubbing to edges of spine panel and corners, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Specimen Case 1925 Doran NY. First American edition. Collects twenty-one stories. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest (ed. by J. C. Squire) The Mercury Book 1926 Williams & Norgate UK. First edition. TLS from the publisher to E. Bramah Smith Esq. "As publishers of The Mercury Book, we would ask you to accept a copy in token of our appreciation of your contribution therein.". Very good in DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Secret of the League 1926 Nelson UK. The book is actually a first printing of this edition, but the dust jacket is from the rare 1926 edition. Stickers stating "10fr." over both printed prices. Very good in DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1926 Jonathan Cape UK. First printing of the "Traveller's Library" edition. Some offsetting to endpapers, else near fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest (ed. by Willard Huntington Wright) The Great Detective Stories 1927 Scribners NY. First edition. Inscribed "Mr. Ernest Bramah from -----, one of his many American admirers 11/18/27" on the ffep. Very good in DW.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados Mysteries 1927 Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition. Rebound. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1927 Methuen UK. Eighth printing. Near fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1927 Methuen UK. Eighth printing of the second edition. Near fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1927 Methuen UK. Eighth printing of the second edition. F'cap 8vo. Very good in blue cloth covers.

Bramah, Ernest (appearance in The Story-Teller) The Averter of Calamities 1927 (August) Amalgamated Press UK. First appearance of this short story. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados Mysteries 1927 (August) Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados Mysteries 1927 (August) Hodder and Stoughton UK. First edition. Neat bookplate on front pastedown, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1928 Doubleday, Doran NY. First American edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, bottom edges of the covers only slightly scraped, else fine and bright in dust jacket that has chips missing from the top and bottom of the spine panel. The front covers of both the book and DW are unusually bright for this title.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1928 Doubleday, Doran NY. First American edition. Bookplate on front pastedown, top and bottom edges of the cover scraped, else fine and bright.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1928 Grant Richards UK. First edition. The third "Kai Lung" book. Bottom edges of covers slightly scraped, slight foxing to the fore edge, small bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown, else near fine in DW with slight chips along edges, 1/8 inch missing from top of spine panel, and small chip missing from upper-left corner of rear cover (none affecting lettering). Overall a very nice copy indeed.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1929 Cape UK. The Traveler's Library, London. Rare in dj. Near fine in good DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Mirror of Kong Ho 1929 Grant Richards and H. Toulmin (Cayme Press) UK. Second edition. Includes a preface by J. C. Squire. Very hard to find. Small bookseller sticker to lower corner of ffep, else very good in black cloth-covered boards.

Bramah, Ernest Short Stories of To-day & Yesterday 1929 Harrap UK. First edition. Collects four 'Kai Lung' stories, three 'Max Carrados' stories, and four additional stories. Red leatherette boards. Fine sans DW as issued.

Bramah, Ernest Short Stories of To-day & Yesterday 1929 Harrap UK. First edition. Collects four 'Kai Lung' stories, three 'Max Carrados' stories, and four additional stories. Brown leatherette boards. Fine sans DW as issued.

Bramah, Ernest Short Stories of To-day & Yesterday 1929 Harrap UK. First edition. Collect four 'Kai Lung' stories, three 'Max Carrados' stories, and four additional stories. Cloth boards. Fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest Short Stories of To-day & Yesterday 1929 Harrap UK. First edition. Collect four 'Kai Lung' stories, three 'Max Carrados' stories, and four additional stories. Green pebble-cloth boards bound by Selbridge. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest Short Stories of To-day & Yesterday 1929 Harrap UK. First edition. Collect four 'Kai Lung' stories, three 'Max Carrados' stories, and four additional stories. Cloth boards. Fine in very good DW with sun-darkened spine.

Bramah, Ernest (Sax Rohmer, and others, edited by Thwing) World's Greatest 100 Detective Stories Vol 8 1929 Funk & Wagnalls NY. Contains three Bramah stories: "The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor", "The Comedy at Fountain Cottage", and "The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes." Very scarce in dust jacket. Fine in very good DW with two large spine chips missing (not affecting lettering) and corner chips, but unfaded.

Bramah, Ernest English Regal Copper Coins 1929 (June) Methuen UK. First edition. Edges and prelims spotted, head and tail of spine rubbed, covers slightly marked, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest English Regal Copper Coins 1929 (June) Methuen UK. First edition. Article on the 50th anniversary of this book (by Peter Gaspar) laid in at the back of the book (with accompanying discolorations from disintegrated tape.) With an embossed library stamp on the half-title page of R. C. Willey FRNS (Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society), a well-known Canadian numismatist who died in 1994. Two small bookstore stamps on the front pastedown, aforemntioned tape discolorations on both sides of rear free endpaper.

Bramah, Ernest English Regal Copper Coins 1929 (June) Methuen UK. First edition. Slightly frayed spine ends and corners, else fine in blue cloth boards.

Bramah, Ernest A Little Flutter 1930 Cassell UK. First edition. Scarce Sherlockiana. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest A Little Flutter 1930 Cassell UK. First edition. Scarce Sherlockiana. Edges rubbed, short closed tear at top of spine, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Mirror of Kong Ho 1930 Doubleday Doran NY. First American edition. Near fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Mirror of Kong Ho 1930 Doubleday Doran NY. First American edition. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, bottom edge of covers scraped, else very good in very good dust jacket with soiled rear cover.

Bramah, Ernest The Mirror of Kong Ho 1930 Doubleday Doran NY. First American edition. Originally published in England in 1906. Bottom and top edges of covers scraped, slight dampstain on front cover, else very good in chipped and soiled dust jacket.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1932 Cape UK. The Traveler's Library, London, 1932 reprint. Offsetting on front free endpaper, foxing on top edge of page block, else near fine in price-clipped DW. A very nice copy.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1932 Cape UK. The Traveler's Library, London, 1932 reprint. Small hardcover in blue cloth with a few small stains on cover, else VG.

Bramah, Ernest A Little Flutter 1932 Cassell UK. Second printing ("Popular Edition") of the first (and only) edition. Scarce Sherlockiana. Gift inscription "Gerald Killar / from / St Peters Sunday School / for / ten year regular attendance / Sept 24 1933" in ink on first free endpaper, dirt spots on top of the page block, and slight staining on corner of rear free endpaper only, else fine. The very rare DW is stained on the upper-right corner on front and back, and has a half-inch chip missing from the upper-left front cover, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest A Little Flutter 1932 Cassell UK. Second printing ("Popular Edition") of the first (and only) edition. Scarce Sherlockiana. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest The Moon of Much Gladness 1932 Cassell & Co. UK. First edition. Pasted on the front free endpaper is a small postmarked envelope containing a holographic letter from the the author; the letter is folded once, and the script fills both sides. The green cloth binding is somewhat unevenly yellowed to the boards, although the spine is unaffected. There is some edge rubbing to the dustwrapper, likewise at head and base of the backstrip. There is some light general soiling or dustyness to the lower wrapper and two 2-inch closeable tears on the rear panel. The front panel of the DW is quite bright and striking; a colorful Asian woman on a black background.

Bramah, Ernest The Moon of Much Gladness 1932 Cassell & Co. UK. First edition. Some offsetting to the rear free endpaper, bumping to spine ends, else fine. The DW has some soiling to the rear cover, top and bottom chips to the spine affecting the "T" in "The", one inch closed tear at top of front cover, else very good. The front panel of the DW is quite bright and striking; a colorful Asian woman on a black background.

Bramah, Ernest The Moon of Much Gladness 1932 Cassell & Co. UK. First edition. Ex-library.

Bramah, Ernest The Bravo of London 1934 Cassell UK. First edition. Full-length 'Max Carrados' novel. Near fine in DW. A spectacular copy with some soiling to the rear DW panel.

Bramah, Ernest The Bravo of London 1934 Cassell UK. First edition. Full-length 'Max Carrados' novel. Chips to top and bottom of spine, faint damp ring on front cover, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1934 Cape UK. The Traveler's Library, London, 1934 reprint. A previously unrecorded printing. Very good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Omnibus 1936 Philip Allan UK. First edition thus. Collects three Kai Lung novels. Foxing to edges of pages, else near fine in DW that has some closed tears and crinkling, else very good.

Bramah, Ernest The Kai Lung Omnibus 1936 Philip Allan UK. First complete edition. Collects the first three Kai Lung novels. Some foxing to pages, else good.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1937 Penguin UK. Re-issue. Pages browned, else very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest The Return of Kai Lung 1937 Sheridan House NY. First American edition. Published as 'The Moon of Much Gladness' in England. Rare in dust jacket. Fine in bright DW with crinkling to the top and bottom of the spine panel, and slightly soiled rear panel. A nice copy of an elusive book.

Bramah, Ernest The Return of Kai Lung 1937 Sheridan House NY. First American edition. Published as 'The Moon of Much Gladness' in England. Ex-library: stamped 'Property of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Navigation' on front pastedown and title page, spine panel soiled, else fine.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1938 Penguin UK. First paperback edition. Ink name and date (1939) on half-title page, else near fine in the rare dust wrapper, which has one tiny closed tear, else near fine. Both book and dust jacket are bright and unsoiled; a spectacular copy.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1939 Cape UK. The Traveler's Library, London. Eighth printing of this edition. Dampstaining to top and bottom of page block and rear cover, affecting the rear free endpaper, else very good in the rare DW with chips and rear stains.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1940 Penguin UK. First paperback edition. Very rare wartime paperback. Moderate foxing and spine roll, else very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree 1940 Richards Press UK. First edition of the author's last book. Long inscription on the half-title page to J. C. Squire: "Sir J. C. Squire with the author's compliments. Intermittently bridging a long span of years and avowing a great debt of obligation incurred to editor and critic, 1900 - February 1940.". Very good in DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree 1940 Richards Press UK. First edition. Bramah's last book. Rare in dust jacket. Front free endpaper discolored, else fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kin Weng and the Miraculous Tusk 1941 Privately Printed UK. First edition. Printed by faculty and students of the City of Birmingham School of Printing. Very rare. Very good in cloth covered boards.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados 1944 Penguin UK. Second printing (first printing 1943.) "Ninepence." Very rare wartime paperback. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1947 Grant Richards UK. Fourth printing of the first edition. The third "Kai Lung" book. Bookplate on front pastedown, else fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1947 Grant Richards UK. Fourth printing of the first edition. The third "Kai Lung" book. Very good in good DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree 1951 Richards Press UK. Fifth printing. Bramah's last book. Fine in price-clipped DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree 1951 Richards Press UK. Fifth printing. Bramah's last book. Very good in price-clipped DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1957 Grant Richards UK. Sixth printing of the first edition. The second 'Kai Lung' book. Fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1960 Grant Richards UK. Fourth printing of the first edition. The third "Kai Lung" book. Near fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Celestial Omnibus 1963 Richards Press UK. First edition thus. Collects 11 Kai Lung stories. New introduction by John Connell. Fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Celestial Omnibus 1963 Richards Press UK. First edition thus. Collects 11 Kai Lung stories. New introduction by John Connell. Substantial foxing to page ends, else very good in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados Mysteries 1964 Penguin UK. First paperback edition. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1971 John Baker UK. Previously unrecorded reprint. Striking purple cloth covers. Fine in very good DW.

Bramah, Ernest The Wallet of Kai Lung 1971 John Baker UK. Ninth printing. Fine in near fine DW with price sticker residue on front cover.

Bramah, Ernest The Eyes of Max Carrados 1973 Lythway Press Bath, UK. Scarce reprint. Near fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados, der blinde Detektiv 1973 Heyne Germany. First German edition. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest (Intro by Lin Carter) Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat 1974 Ballantine NY. Reprint. Part of the 'Adult Fantasy' series edited by Lin Carter. Crease at spine folds, else fine.

Bramah, Ernest (Ed. by William White) Kai Lung: Six 1974 Non-Profit Press WA. First edition. First book publication of six stories from Punch magazine. Number 99 of 250 copies printed for private circulation. Includes The Story of Lam-Hoo & the Reward of Merit; The Story of Chung Pun and the Miraculous Peacocks; The Story of Yeun Yang and the Empty Soo-Shong Chest; The Story of Sing Tsung and the Exponent of Dark Magic; The Story of Kwey Chao and the Grateful Song Bird; and The Story of Li Pao, Lucky Star and the Intruding Stranger. Fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest (Ed. by William White) Kai Lung: Six 1974 Non-Profit Press WA. First edition. First book publication of six stories from Punch magazine. Number 168 of 250 copies printed for private circulation. Includes The Story of Lam-Hoo & the Reward of Merit; The Story of Chung Pun and the Miraculous Peacocks; The Story of Yeun Yang and the Empty Soo-Shong Chest; The Story of Sing Tsung and the Exponent of Dark Magic; The Story of Kwey Chao and the Grateful Song Bird; and The Story of Li Pao, Lucky Star and the Intruding Stranger. Fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest (Ed. by William White) Kai Lung: Six 1974 Non-Profit Press WA. First edition. First book publication of six stories from Punch magazine. Number 113 of 250 copies printed for private circulation. Includes The Story of Lam-Hoo & the Reward of Merit; The Story of Chung Pun and the Miraculous Peacocks; The Story of Yeun Yang and the Empty Soo-Shong Chest; The Story of Sing Tsung and the Exponent of Dark Magic; The Story of Kwey Chao and the Grateful Song Bird; and The Story of Li Pao, Lucky Star and the Intruding Stranger. Slight spine lean, else very fine in DW.

Bramah, Ernest (Intro by Lin Carter) Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1974 Ballantine NY. Uncorrected proof (long galleys). Part of the 'Adult Fantasy' series edited by Lin Carter. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados 1975 Hyperion Press CT. Reprint offset from the 1914 edition. Near fine.

Bramah, Ernest Max Carrados 1976 Garland NY. Number 6 of Garland's "Fifty Classics of Crime Fiction 1900-1950.". Fine sans DW as issued.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree 1978 Arno Press NY. Reprint. One of the "Lost Race and Adult Fantasy Fiction" series. Fine in leather-like boards, sans DW as issued.

Bramah, Ernest Wallet of Kai Lung 1979 Lythway Press Ltd. UK. Large print edition. Ex-library with all attending faults, in pictorial boards sans DW as issued.

Bramah, Ernest Kai Lung's Golden Hours 1985 Oxford University Press Hong Kong. Reprint, with a new introduction by H. J. Lethbridge. Near fine in stiff pictorial wrappers.

Bramah, Ernest Wallet of Kai Lung 1988 House of Fire Press San Diego. Trade paperback reprint. Fine in printed wrappers.

Brock, David (illustrated by Helen MacGregor) The Fox Hunter's Week-End Book c1950 Seeley Service & Co London. Edition unknown, no date on copyright page, c1950. Contains an excerpt of a Kai Lung story by Ernest Bramah. Very good.

Dickinson, Susan (ed) The Drugged Cornet 1973 Dutton NY. First edition. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, and more. Very good in DW.

Gilbert, Elliot L. (editor) The World of Mystery Fiction 1990 Reader's Digest NY. First edition thus. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Dickens, Poe, Doyle, Chesterton, Sayers, Queen, Simenon, Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, Ross MacDonald, Christie, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. Fine in very good DW.

Greene, Sir Hugh (ed.) The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 1973 Pantheon NY. First American edition. Includes works by Ernest Bramah, J.S. Fletcher and others. Uncommon in nice condition. Fine in unclipped DW.

Haining, Peter (ed.) Murder on the Railways 1996 Orion UK. First edition. Includes "The Knights Cross Signal Problem" by Ernest Bramah and many others. Very good in DW.

Haycraft, Howard (ed.) The Boy's Second Book of Great Detective Stories 1940 Harper & Row NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Edgar Wallace and others. A scarce title. The book is fine in pictorial boards, the DW is very good with a 2-inch closed tear on the top-rear spine fold, edge chipping and creasing, slight rubbing, and a lower-right flap clip with remnants of an ink inscription. Price of $4.50 intact.

Higgs, Mike Vintage Detective Stories 1987 Galley Press UK. First edition, with stories selected from a 1930 compilation by Dorothy L. Sayers, published by Gollancz. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, Eden Phillpotss, Baroness Orczy, Edgar Allan Poe, H. C. Bailey and others. Fine in DW.

Higgs, Mike ed. Vintage Detective Stories 1987 Galley Press UK. First edition thus. Selected primarily from a Dorothy L. Sayers anthology published in 1930 by Gollancz, contains one previously uncollected Sexton Blake story. Includes Ernest Bramah's "The Ghost of Massingham Mansions.". Fine in DW.

Jepson, R. W. (edited by) Short Stories by Modern Writers 1947 (March) Longmans, Green and Co. UK. "New impression March 1947" (no previous printings indicated.) Part of "The Heritage of Literature Series", includes notes and references on each story, as well as study questions. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, G. K. Chesterton, Saki, Ambrose Bierce, Katherine Mansfield, Liam O'Flaherty and others. Frontispiece is of "The Willow Pattern", from the Bramah story. Near fine in green cloth-covered boards, with slight dampstaining to the rear cover.

Lucas, E. V. (editor) Lucas' Annual 1914 (September) Macmillan NY. First edition. Collection of stories published in Lucas magazine, including stories by Ernest Bramah ("The Chief Examiner" first book appearance), J. M. Barrie, Saki, Walpole, and others. Rare in DJ. Fine in near fine DJ.

O'Brien, Edward J. (ed) (includes story by Ernest Bramah) The Best British Stories of 1928 1928 Dodd, Mead and Company NY. First American edition. Contains "The Story of Wan and the Remarkable Shrub" by Ernest Bramah. Near fine in very good DW with spine discoloration, and two small chips missing along the top. The DW is scarce.

O'Brien, Edward J. (ed.) The Best Short Stories of 1928 1928 Dodd, Mead and Company NY. First edition. Collection of stories, including "The Story of Wan and the Remarkable Shrub" by Ernest Bramah. Includes stories by Dorothy Parker, Fanny Hurst, Morley Callaghan, Katherine Brush, Louis Bromfield, Walter D. Edmonds, and others. Rare in dust jacket. Near fine in very good DW with small chip missing from the upper edge of the spine, and small closed tears on the upper edge of the rear panel.

Parrish, J. M. and John R. Crossland, eds. The Great Book of Humour 1935 Odhams Press UK. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, G. K. Chesterton, P. G., Wodehouse, Geoffrey Farnol, Oscar Wilde, and others. Frontispiece art by Nicolas Bentley. Near fine.

Peh Der, Chen (introduction by Ernest Bramah) Honourable and Peculiar Ways 1932 Hamish Hamilton UK. First edition. Introduction by Ernest Bramah. Illust. by Harold W. Hailstone. "First book of Chinese impressions of England; it is instructive as well as amusing to see ourselves through Oriental eyes". Fine in very slightly frayed DW.

Pocock, Guy N. (editor) Modern Prose 1926 E. P. Dutton & Co NY. Fourth printing. First separate publication of "The Story of Yung Chang" by Ernest Bramah. Near fine.

Priestly, J. B. The Mercury Story Book 1929 Longmans, Green and Co. UK. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah ("Lao Ting and the Luminous Insect"), Virginia Woolf, Sherwood Anderson, L.P. Hartley, Walter de la Mare, George Moore, Karel Capek, J. B. Priestly, Max Beerbohm, and others. Very good in the rare DW.

Pronzini, Bill and Martin H. Greenberg Cloak and Dagger 1988 Avenel NY. First edition. A treasury of 25 stories, including works by Ernest Bramah, Isaac Asimov, Earl Stanley Gardner, Pearl S. Buck, John Dickson Carr, Eric Ambler, Leslie Charteris, G. K. Chesterton, Janwillem van der Wetering, and many more. Fine in DW.

Queen, Ellery (ed) (Ernest Bramah story) Tales of Detection 1936 J.M. Dent and E. P. Dutton UK. First edition in the Everyman's Library series.Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, E.A. Poe, Wilkie Collins, and many others. Near fine in very good DW.

Queen, Ellery (ed) (Ernest Bramah's copy) Challenge to the Reader 1938 Frederick A. Stokes NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah ("The Vanished Crown") and many others, with authors' names omitted and the detectives' names changed. One of fifty de luxe gift editions signed by "Ellery Queen", this copy inscribed to "Ernest Bramah Smith.". Slight offsetting to front free endpaper, else fine in orange half-leather binding. Top edge red.

Queen, Ellery (ed) Sporting Blood 1942 (November) Little, Brown and Company NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Ellery Queen, Doyle, Chesterton, Sayers, Robert W. Chambers, Hammett, Charteris, Christie, Hornung and others. Near fine in DW.

Queen, Ellery (ed) Sporting Detective Stories 1946 (April) Faber and Faber UK. Second printing of the first edition. Inludes stories by Ernest Bramah, Sayers, Hornung, Hammett, Christie, Chesterton, Bentley, Queen, and others. Near fine in price-clipped DW.

Rhys, Ernest & C.A. Dawson Scott (editors) 31 Stories by Thirty and One Authors 1923 D. Appleton and Co. NY. First edition. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, H. G. Wells, John Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Rebecca West, Israel Zangwill, Catherine Wells, A. T. Quiller Couch, A. E. Coppard, Violet Hunt, G. K. Chesterton and others. Pages are clean and all present, but the last signature is loose. The binding is near very good.

Rieu, E. V. (ed) Stories by Modern Masters 1936 Methuen UK. First edition. Stories by Ernest Bramah, P. G. Wodehouse, A. A. Milne, and others. Spine sunned, foxing on a few pages, else very good.

Sandoe, James ed. Murder: Plain and Fanciful 1948 Sheridan House NY. First edition. Anthology containing dozens of stories by authors including Ernest Bramah, Anthony Boucher, Felix Frankfurter, Henry David Thoreau, Ludwig Bemelmans and others. Fine in very good DW that has several closed tears and creases.

Sayers, Dorothy L. (editor) The Omnibus of Crime 1929 (August) Payson and Clarke UK. First edition. Apparently a deluxe edition (issue price $3), with a custom cardboard slipcase. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Poe, Beirce, Huxley, Stoker, Saki, Chesterton, Rohmer and a host of others. This copy inscribed "Read em and Creep! Christopher Morley" in silver ink across the front cover of the dust jacket (Morley wrote the blurb that appears on the slipcase only.). The book is very near fine with the top edge colored red. The DW is very good, with edge-chipping not affecting lettering, and spine mottling possibly caused by moisture or sunlight. The front and back covers are bright, no doubt due to the slipcase, which is very good with one corner bumped, and a similar mottling on the label.

Sayers, Dorothy L. (ed.) Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror; Second series 1949 Gollancz UK. Seventh printing of this huge collection of mystery stories, including Ernest Bramah's "Who Killed Charlie Winpole.". Very good in good DW with many chips missing.

Seaborne, E. A. A Posse of Eight: The Detective in Fiction 1935 G. Bell and Sons London. Third printing. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Poe, Doyle, Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Baroness Orczy, Stephen Leacock and Melville Post. Very good in orange cloth boards.

Starrett, Vincent (ed.) 14 Great Detective Stories 1928 Modern Library NY. First edition. Contains stories by Ernest Bramah, Edgar Allen Poe, A Conan Doyle, Chesterton, Baroness Orczy and others. Fine in very good DW.

Various My Best Detective Story 1931 Faber and Faber UK. First edition. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, Sayers, Chesterton, Christie, and others. Many reprints, rare first edition. Near fine in bright DW.

Wilson, Aubrey The Search for Ernest Bramah 2007 Creighton & Read UK. First edition. Only biography of Ernest Bramah. One of ten hand signed and hand numbered copies, this being number one, and dated April 2007. Fine in DW.

Wilson, Aubrey The Search for Ernest Bramah 2007 Creighton & Read UK. First edition. Only biography of Ernest Bramah. Lengthy inscription from the author to Mike Berro, and dated April 2007 on the front free endpaper. Fine in DW.

Wilson, Aubrey The Search for Ernest Bramah 2007 Creighton & Read UK. First edition. Only biography of Ernest Bramah. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in DW.

Wright, Lee (ed.) The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories 1941 (August) Pocket Books NY. First paperback edition. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah, H.G. Wells, Max Beerbohm, Saki, Walter De La Mare, Eden Phillpotts, and others. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

Wrong, E. M. Crime and Detection 1926 Oxford University Press UK. First edition. A collection of mystery stories, including stories by Ernest Bramah, Poe, Chesterton, Hornung, Doyle, Freeman, Bailey, and Pain. Volume 301 in "The World Classics.". Fine, top edge green, red ribbon marker, cardboard slipcase.

Wrong, E. M. (Ed.) Crime and Detection 1926 Oxford University Press UK. Edition unknown. Includes stories by Ernest Bramah (The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage), Poe, Doyle, Chesterton, Hornung, and others. Good+ in DW.


Number of items: 178
Number of authors: 30

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