(link to the Contents Page)
(image of Wheatley's Coat of Arms) (The Lymington Editions title image) (image of Wheatley's Coat of Arms)

 

The Lymington edition issues, with their distinctive black cloth bindings and gilt lettering, were produced by Hutchinson from 1961 to 1975, with reprints appearing up to 1979.  Excluding the crime dossiers, they covered all 53 of Wheatley's published fiction titles up to 1971, plus 'Red Eagle' and 'Old Rowley'.  Wheatley's last three novels, 'The Strange Story of Linda Lee', 'The Irish Witch' and 'Desperate Measures', were never included.

The jackets of all the 1960s issues, with the possible exception of 'Red Eagle' (47 titles) appear to be illustrated by Robert Graham, although he was not credited on a number of titles.  The distinctive spines of the jackets for the 1st editions are coloured according to the series: black for the occult titles, blue for other de Richleau titles, red for other Gregory Sallust titles, yellow for Roger Brook (with the exception of the Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware, which is in white), green for all the other fiction titles and orange for the non-fiction titles.

Judging from the second-hand market, the majority of the print run of both 1st editions and reprints was taken up by the public lending libraries across the United Kingdom, and ex-library copies with sealed jackets and missing front free end papers can be found in most second-hand shops.

The details and the artwork which follow are accurate for the edition dates but some of the reprint issues may have different artwork that I have not yet seen.  I am still adding to the collection and will update the information as I get it.

For a printable copy of my wants list please click here: (link to the Lymington wants list) 

Please let me know if you can send a scan of a missing cover or add to the information
by e-mailing me at: (link to e-mail) 

Bill For The Use Of A Body (No.44) Black August (No.18) The Black Baroness (No.26)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
August 1966 Oct 1973 reprint
ISBN: 0090717910
August 1966 November 1966
  reprint Sep 74 reprint Apr 72
ISBN: 0090218014
reprint Mar 72
ISBN : 0090218116

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Codeword – Golden Fleece (No.37) Come Into My Parlour (No.34) Contraband (No.12)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
[Nov] 1962 Nov 1973 reprint [May] 1967 [May] 1964 1971 reprint
reprint Mar 66   reprint 74 (new cover) 1971 reprint
ISBN : 0090240300
reprint Jun 75

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Curtain Of Fear (No.38) Dangerous Inheritance (No.48) The Dark Secret Of Josephine (No.30) The Devil Rides Out (No.21)
(cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
January 1967 [Aug] 1970
ISBN: 0091053404
[Nov] 1962 [Apr] 1963 1972 reprint
reprint 69   reprint 67, 70, 73 (new cover) reprint 66 reprint Apr 75, 79 (ISBN: 0090255429)

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The Eunuch Of Stamboul (No.6) Evil In A Mask (No.54) The Fabulous Valley (No.7) Faked Passports (No.8)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
[Aug] 1961 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090267923
September 1971
ISBN: 0091090903
[Apr] 1963 [Mar] 1963
reprint 65, 71 (ISBN: 009026790X)     reprint 70, 74 (new cover)  

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The Forbidden Territory (No.1) Gateway To Hell (No.52) The Golden Spaniard (No.25) Gunmen, Gallants And Ghosts (No.42)
(cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image)
[Aug] 1961 May 1971
ISBN: 0091083702
January 1967 Sep 1974 reprint
ISBN: 0090290704
[Jul] 1965
reprint Nov 65, Aug 72 (ISBN: 0090277228)       reprint Apr 72
ISBN: 0090297911

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The Haunting Of Toby Jugg (No.4) The Island Where Time Stands Still (No.13) The Ka Of Gifford Hillary (No.10)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image)
[Aug] 1961 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0091268907
[Jul] 1963 April 1975 reprint
ISBN: 0090313623
[Nov] 1962
reprint 64, Aug 68, Apr 72 (ISBN: 0090301420)   reprint 65, 69, 71
ISBN : 0090313603
  reprint Aug 66, Aug 69, Sep 72 (ISBN: 0090327322)

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The Launching Of Roger Brook
(No.3)
The Man Who Killed The King (No.23) The Man Who Missed The War (No.28) Mayhem In Greece (No.43)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
[Aug] 1961 (date not known) reprint
ISBN: 009033180X
[Nov] 1962 [May] 1964 [Jun] 1966
reprint Nov 65, Oct 69 (ISBN: 0090331826) and ?   reprint Oct 67, Apr 72 (ISBN: 0090347226) reprint 70 (ISBN: 0090347323), 74 (new cover) reprint Dec 69 (ISBN: 009065661X), Feb 72
Collectors' note:
early copies of the '66 edition are incorrectly numbered 42

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Mediterranean Nights (No.27) "Old Rowley". A Private Life Of Charles II (No.51) The Prisoner In The Mask (No.36) The Quest Of Julian Day (No.20)
(cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
[Jul] 1965 September 1967 [Jul] 1963 January 1967
reprint Jan 75   reprint 71 (ISBN: 0090392027)
Collectors' Note:
a variant of the '63 edition contains the illustrated endpapers of the original 1st edition
reprint 71 (ISBN: 009039481X)

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The Rape Of Venice (No.35) The Ravishing Of Lady Mary Ware (No.55) Red Eagle (No.50)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
[Sep] 1963 Nov 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090524926
1975
ISBN: 0091237106
September 1967
reprint Apr 71 (ISBN: 009052490X)      

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The Rising Storm (No.16) The Satanist (No.39)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
[May] 1964 Nov 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090402324
[Nov] 1964 Jun 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090582020
reprint 66   reprint 69, 72  

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The Scarlet Impostor (No.2) The Second Seal (No.17)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
[Aug] 1961 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090410521
[Nov] 1964 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090414322
reprint 69, 71 (ISBN: 0090410508)   reprint 71 (ISBN: 0090414322)  

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The Secret War (No.14) The Shadow Of Tyburn Tree (No.11) The Shadow of Tyburn Tree Sixty
Days To Live
(No.32)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
[Nov] 1963 1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090415922
[Sep] 1963 reprint Aug 76
ISBN : 0090418522
June 1966
reprint 66   reprint Aug 76   reprint Aug 1972

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Star Of Ill-Omen (No.22) Strange Conflict (No.24) Such Power Is Dangerous (No.15)
(cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
[Nov] 1963 August 1966 May 1975 reprint
ISBN: 0090435311
[Jul] 1965 July 1977 reprint
ISBN: 0090437918
  reprint 71   reprint 67, 73  

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The Sultan’s Daughter (No.45) The
Sword Of Fate
(No.33)
They Found Atlantis (No.5)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
[Jun] 1968
ISBN: 0090891406
1976 reprint
ISBN: 0090891406
June 1966 [Aug] 1961 Oct 1973 reprint
ISBN: 0090446127
reprint 69   reprint Aug 72 (ISBN: 0090441419) reprint Sep 69  

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They Used Dark Forces (No.46) Three Inquisitive People (No.9) To The Devil—A Daughter (No.29)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image)
May 1967 1974 reprint
ISBN: 0090722612
[Mar] 1963 November 1966 Oct 1973 reprint
ISBN: 0090454413
reprint 72, 74     reprint 70, Feb 71 reprint 76
ISBN : 0090454405

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Traitors’ Gate (No.41) Uncharted Seas (No.19) Unholy Crusade (No.49)
(cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image) (reprint cover image) (cover image)
[Jun] 1966 1978 reprint
ISBN: 0090456319
[Nov] 1964 Nov 1974 reprint
ISBN: 0090462122
May 1971
ISBN: 0091082501
reprint 72   reprint 70
ISBN : 0090462122
   

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V For Vengeance (No.31) Vendetta In Spain (No.40) The Wanton Princess (No.47) The White Witch
Of The
South Seas

(No.53)
(cover image) (cover image) (cover image) (cover image)
November 1966 [Nov] 1964 [Aug] 1970
ISBN: 0091053307
September 1971
ISBN: 0091090407
reprint Nov 72 (ISBN: 0090422511) reprint Apr 72 (ISBN: 0090614127)    

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Box set (limited edition of 1,000 with vol.1 signed by Dennis Wheatley)
(contains first six volumes)
(click on 2nd image to see a copy of the signed page in volume 1)
Click here to view the titles
in edition no. order
(cover image) (cover image and link to signature page)
Aug 1961

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