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The Strange Adventure of Roger Wilkins and Other Stories (1895), Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]
1 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Strange Adventure of Roger Wilkins and Other Stories (1895)
London Tylston & Edwards 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book A. Carruthers Gould 
Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in brown. Spine a little darkened, small nick in cloth at head of spine, endpapers lightly tanned, inscription (1906) on front pastedown, good. The title piece is a fantasy of exchanged souls. The other stories are: The Gratitude of an Outcast, Industry and Sloth, Myrtle Farm, A Commonplace Tragedy, Mr Jordan's Reparation, Johnson's Little Spec, The Plot That Failed & In a Moment of Madness. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Looking Backward 2000 - 1887 (1888), Bellamy, Edward
2 Bellamy, Edward Looking Backward 2000 - 1887 (1888)
London William Reeves 1894 Hardcover Fair Book 
Twenty-Fourth Edition, The Bellamy Library No 1. Undated [1894]. Frontispiece of Bellamy. Original green cloth, lettered in red; booklists and adverts on endpapers. Owner's signature twice: once on front board (1920) and once on front free endpaper (1933): otherwise very good. A highly successful Utopian vision of the future by this American author. The book sparked many continuations, imitations and parodies, with (fairly obvious) titles such as Looking Upwards, Looking Forwards, Looking Further Forwards, Looking Within etc. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Queen of Atlantis [tranlsated from the French by Arthur Chambers] (1920), Benoit, Pierre
3 Benoit, Pierre The Queen of Atlantis [tranlsated from the French by Arthur Chambers] (1920)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1924 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated second edition [1924]. Original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine lightly sunned. Issued without endpapers (ie first and last page are used as pastedowns). Good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Julius LeVallon An Episode (1916), Blackwood.Algernon
4 Blackwood.Algernon Julius LeVallon An Episode (1916)
London Cassell & Co. 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original brown cloth, lettered blind on front board in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering oxidised, ring mark on front board, undated signature and trace of removed bookplate on front endpapers, two small date stamps on rear pastedown, small tear (without loss) to edge of contents page, good. A novel about reincarnation: two men and one woman must work out the destinies imposed upon them by their actions in a previous lifetime, through "transcendental magic". 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Frozen Deep and Other Tales (1874), Collins, Wilkie
5 Collins, Wilkie The Frozen Deep and Other Tales (1874)
London Chatto & Windus 1889 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Late C19th brown leather over brown and yellow mottled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly rubbed on extremities, a little foxing, very good. Three short novels: The Frozen Deep (adapted from the play which Collins wrote and performed in with Charles Dickens); The Dream Woman (a much expanded and reworked version of an earlier short story of the same name) and John Jago's Ghost; or, The Dead-Alive (a crime story with an American setting). 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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God's Good Man. A Simple Love Story, Corelli, Marie
6 Corelli, Marie God's Good Man. A Simple Love Story
London Methuen & Co. 1918 Hardcover Good Book 
Twentieth Edition. Uniform binding in blue cloth; author's initials blindstamped on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A few foxing spots, signature (1919) on half-title, otherwise a tight copy, good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Master-Christian, Corelli, Marie
7 Corelli, Marie The Master-Christian
London Methuen & Co. 1917 Hardcover Good Book 
Seventeenth edition. Uniform binding in blue cloth; author's initials blindstamped on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A few foxing spots, tiny square snipped from top of half-title (removing part of previous owner's signature) otherwise a tight copy, good. 
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Tatterley, The Story of a Dead Man (1897), Gallon, Tom
8 Gallon, Tom Tatterley, The Story of a Dead Man (1897)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1898 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Fourth Edition, no date (c1898). Original green cloth, decorated in gilt on spine, black endpapers. A few light marks, signature (1898) on first page of text, very good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Adventures of Seven Four-Footed Foresters, Narrated by Themselves (1865), Greenwood, James
9 Greenwood, James The Adventures of Seven Four-Footed Foresters, Narrated by Themselves (1865)
London Ward and Lock 1865 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book H. S. Melville 
Original brown cloth, with gilt vignette on front board, lettered nd decorated in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Generally rubbed, frayed along hinges, shaken, inner joints cracked but holding, lacks two plates. Only a fair copy of this very scarce title. With all faults. Juvenile fantasy: the hero learns the secret of speaking to animals (he is part wolf -- a sort of early and benign werewolf) and gets each of seven creatures to tell their adventures. 
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The Dreams of Orlow (1916), Irvine, A. M. [Amy Mary Irvine]
10 Irvine, A. M. [Amy Mary Irvine] The Dreams of Orlow (1916)
London William Rider & Sons 1919 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Reprint edition. Original grey-green cloth, lettered in black. light scuffing, otherwise very good. An occult/spiritualist story, purporting to be the visionary dreams of Orlow Erinveine. With an introduction by J. Arthur Hill. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Dumpling. A Detective Love Story of a Great Labour Uprising (1906), Kernahan, [John] Coulson
11 Kernahan, [John] Coulson The Dumpling. A Detective Love Story of a Great Labour Uprising (1906)
London Cassell & Co 1906 Hardcover Fair Book Stanley L. Wood 
Third Impression. Original black cloth with sinister Napoleon-like face of the Dumpling on glazed paper inset on front board, lettered in white. Spine lettering rubbed away, rubbed on corners at head of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, a good reading copy of a scarce title. Crime, romance, politics and science fiction combined: in the near future the Napoleonic Dumpling leads the people in a revolution against the monarchy. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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The Veiled Man Being an Account of the Risks and Adventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Marauders of the Great Sahara (1899), Le Queux, William
12 Le Queux, William The Veiled Man Being an Account of the Risks and Adventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Marauders of the Great Sahara (1899)
London F. V. White & Co. 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illlustrated by Alfred Pearse. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, a little foxing, signature (1899) on front free endpaper, very good. Wild adventure with a touch of fantasy. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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The Eye of Zeitoon (1920), Mundy, Talbot
13 Mundy, Talbot The Eye of Zeitoon (1920)
London Hutchinson & Co 1921 Hardcover Good Book 
Sixth Thousand. Undated, c1921. Rebound by John M. Watkins of Cecil Court in navy blue cloth. Cloth slightly bubbled on front board, a little foxing throughout, owner's signature (1956) and binder's label on front endpaers, small library stamp on final leaf, good. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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One Traveller Returns (1887), Murray, David Christie & Henry Herman
14 Murray, David Christie & Henry Herman One Traveller Returns (1887)
London Chatto & Windus 1893 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Late Piccadilly Novels binding: original crimson cloth with blindstamped flower on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, very good. A reincarnation fantasy. The pagan Vreda dies but returns from death to convert her tribe to Christianity and to achieve a final, grisly, martyrdom. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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Gobi or Shamo; A Story of Three Songs (1889), Murray, G. G. A. [George Gilbert Aimé Murray]
15 Murray, G. G. A. [George Gilbert Aimé Murray] Gobi or Shamo; A Story of Three Songs (1889)
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1890 3rd Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Spine tips lightly scuffed, otherwise near fine. Lost race novel: ancient Greeks in Central Asia. Murray was a friend of H. Rider Haggard. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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The Brand of Kali (1929), Pegg, Eleanor
16 Pegg, Eleanor The Brand of Kali (1929)
London Sheldon Press 1929 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original red cloth with lettering and flower design in black on front board. Spine lightly sunned, a few light foxing spots, otherwise very good. Indian novel: the heroine, Sylvia, has a mother (Christine) who believes she has been inducted in to the murderous cult of the indian goddess Kali. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Son of a Star (1888), Richardson, Benjamin Ward
17 Richardson, Benjamin Ward The Son of a Star (1888)
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1889 Hardcover Fair Book 
First One-Volume Edition. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; publisher's own patterned endpapers. Corners rubbed, chips and small loss of cloth to spine ends, paper reinforcements on inner joints; fair. A reading copy of this historical novel which has some elements of fantasy; first published in three volumes in 1888. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Mayor of Littlejoy (1901), Smale, Fred C.
18 Smale, Fred C. The Mayor of Littlejoy (1901)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Will Owen 
Undated first edition [1901]. Original blue cloth, with illustration in gilt and white, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, inner joint paper cracked (but joints tigh. text block sheken with early gatherings protruding, otherwise good. A comic fantasy: the mayor (Alderman Pettigrew) is greatly embarrassed to discover that his great-great-great-great grandmother was -- and still very much is -- a fairy called Rosabel. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Final War. A Story of the Great Betrayal (1896), Tracy, Louis
19 Tracy, Louis The Final War. A Story of the Great Betrayal (1896)
London C. Arthur Pearson 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Ernest F. Sherie 
Original blue-grey cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little darkened with small chips on corners, a few light marks, foxing spots on prelims, signature (1896) on front free endpaper, otherwise good. A jingoistic vision of a future "war to end war". 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Sebastiani's Secret (1897), Waller, S. E. [Samuel Edmond Waller]
20 Waller, S. E. [Samuel Edmond Waller] Sebastiani's Secret (1897)
London Chatto & Windus 1897 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book S. E. Waller 
[Remainder Issue]. Original olive green cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau flower designs on front board. Lightly scuffed, very good. An adventure story with some fantasy elements, concerning items from Atlantis and modern-day descendants of the Atlantians. Scarce. Waller started his career as an artist, and provided illustrations for a number of novels by Whyte-Melville and William Black etc. Although dated 1897 on the title page, this is a remainder issue in a variant binding with a publisher's catalogue from 1910 bound in at the end. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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