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275. WHEATLEY, Dennis. The Seven Ages of Justerini’s. 1949- 1949. Riddle Books Limited. 1949.


£148


8vo., original boards lettered in gilt with label showing the colonnade on upper cover. Boards and spine a little darkened, spot to margin of p.75, otherwise a very good copy.


First edition inscribed by Wheatley “With best wishes from Dennis Wheatley. Published to celebrate the company’s bicentenary. The book also includes recipes for home-made liqueurs and wines, hot and cold punches, and cocktails.


276. WHEATLEY, Dennis. Saturdays with Bricks (and other days under shell-fire). Hutchinson. 1961.


£148


4to, original cloth with slightly chipped and torn dust wrapper. A very good copy.


First edition inscribed by Wheatley “For Geoffrey howard with very good wishes from his friend Dennis”. Wheatley combines his love of bricklaying with reminiscences of his experiences in the First World War.


277. WHEATLEY, Dennis. They Used Dark Forces. Hutchinson. 1964.


£148


8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Wrapper with tape on inside of top and bottom edges otherwise a very good copy.


First edition inscribed by the author “For n hatton with best wishes from Dennis Wheatley.”


278. WHEATLEY, Dennis. The Eight Ages of Justerini’s. The Dolphin Publishing Co. Ltd. 1965.


£48


8vo., original paper covered bopards with image of “The colonnade” pasted onto upper board, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. With 7 illustrations. A little rubbing to spine otherwise a very good copy.


First edition, a presentation copy with a printed sheet on J & B headed paper, “We have great pleasure in sending you a copy of this company’s history”.


279.WHEATLEY, Dennis. Gateway to hell.Hutchinson. 1970. £148


8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. A little rubbing to wrapper otherwise a very good copy.


First edition inscribed by the author “For Peter with very best wishes from his friend Dennis.”


280.WHEATLEY, Dennis. Unholy crusade.Hutchinson. 1971. £498 8vo., original cloth with price-clipped dust wrapper. Just a little rubbing to wrapper otherwise a near fine copy.


Lymington Edition. This copy warmly inscribed by Wheatley to fellow author Ralph hammond innes, “For my distinguished rival hammond innes with best wishes from Dennis Wheatley.”


Also with a typed letter signed by Wheatley on Wheatley’s cadogan Square headed paper dated 2nd June 1972. in the letter Wheatley thanks innes for sending four inscribed books and goes on to to


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reminisce about a review he had written, “it was with interest and great pleasure that i read my little notice on Wreckers must Breathe on the inner back flap of the Trojan horse, as i had entirely forgotten all about it, and it really gives me a special kick to think that i was capable of picking out as quite exceptional, a first novel by an author who has since won world-wide fame.”


Wheatley finishes the letter by inviting innes to meet him at his club in London. At the top of the letter there is a manuscript note in another hand noting the date of an appointment at Wheatley’s club.


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