Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    A. J. [Alfred James] Alderson. Pair of A. J. Alderson Novels. London and Devon: Falcon Press; Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd., [1949]-[1942]. The Harding Mystery. [London]: The Falcon Press, [1949]. First edition. Octavo. 267 pp. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt-stamped spine; original illustrated dust jacket. Corners just bumped, minor edgewear, head and foot of spine just pushed, spine cocked, back board somewhat rubbed. Offsetting to endpapers from dust jacket. Internally clean; top edge slightly darkened, minor edgewear. Dust jacket clipped; minor edgewear, minor chipping to head and foot of spine panel and corners, minor soiling on back panel. Very good book with very good dust jacket.

    [Together with]: The Crime of Wilfred Hanson. The old man's story, as edited by his friend Thomas Stewart. Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd., [no date but likely 1942]. Octavo. 334 pp. Publisher's gilt-stamped blue cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear. Minor offsetting to front endpapers. Internally clean; top edge slightly darkened, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped (7s 6d net, on spine); minor edgewear, moderately foxed overall, shallow open tear in back panel. Very good book with very good dust jacket.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 180

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 17 Featuring the Michael Ward Collection Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search