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The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician (1891), Arnold, Edwin Lester
1 Arnold, Edwin Lester The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician (1891)
London Chatto & Windus 1891 First One-Volume Edition Hardcover Good Book H. M. Paget 
With an introduction by Sir Edwin Arnold. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in bronze (title lettering in gilt on spine); black endpapers. Endpapers replaced, light scuffing, small nick at head of spine, good. A fantasy of reincarnation over the centuries. "Full of dash and go, and an easy elasticity of spirit that nothing can daunt" (Opinions of the Press). Publisher's catalogue dated June 1891 bound in at end. 
Price: 18.00 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 Ghost A Fantasia on Modern Themes (1907), Bennett, Arnold
3 Bennett, Arnold The Ghost A Fantasia on Modern Themes (1907)
London Jarrold 1946 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint: inscription dated 1946 on front free endpaper. Original brown cloth, lettered in black. A little light foxing, very good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Queen of Atlantis [tranlsated from the French by Arthur Chambers] (1920), Benoit, Pierre
4 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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The Necromancers (1909), Benson, Robert Hugh
5 Benson, Robert Hugh The Necromancers (1909)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1909 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original purple cloth with white line border, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned with repaired crack near head, some browning on endpapers, good. A supernatural a young man's attempt to contact the spirit of his dead wife. It is written from Benson's strongly Catholic perspective which sees involvement with spiritualism as akin to dabbling with diabolism. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Case of Mr Lucraft and Other Tales (1877), Besant, Walter & James Rice
6 Besant, Walter & James Rice The Case of Mr Lucraft and Other Tales (1877)
London Chatto & Windus 1888 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
"Library Edition". Late C19th deep maroon leather over maroon boards; raised bands and gilt titling on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Spine just faintly sunned, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, a few foxing spots, near fine. One of the least common of Besant & Rice's titles. The book is divided into three sections: I From the Supernatural (The Case of Mr Lucraft, The Mystery of Joe Morgan, An Old Old Story, Lady Kitty, The Old Four-Poster, My Own Experience); II From Fairyland (Titania's Farewell); & III From Fact (On the Goodwin, Edelweis, Love Finds the Way, The Death of Samuel Pickwick, When the Ship Comes Home). 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Julius LeVallon An Episode (1916), Blackwood.Algernon
7 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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God's Good Man. A Simple Love Story, Corelli, Marie
8 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
9 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. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Cecilia de NoŽl (1891), Falconer, Lanoe [ie Mary Elizabeth Hawker]
10 Falconer, Lanoe [ie Mary Elizabeth Hawker] Cecilia de NoŽl (1891)
London Macmillan & Co. 1892 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
[Third Impression]. Late C19th deep turquoise leather over pale blue boards, with gilt lettering, framing and decoration on spine; grey and pink marbled endpapers. Minimal scuffing, otherwise near fine. A ghost story. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Tatterley, The Story of a Dead Man (1897), Gallon, Tom
11 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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Realmah (1868), Helps, Sir Arthur
12 Helps, Sir Arthur Realmah (1868)
London Macmillan & Co. 1874 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Original brown cloth, with decorative strips in black and gilt across front board and spine, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpapers. Corners scuffed, faint marks on cloth, a few spots and light smudges in the text, good. A political and social fable. The story of a Realmah-Koonah -- member of the imaginary prehistoric civilisation of the Sheviri -- is told, with interruptions and discussions by a group of "modern" characters, including the author himself ("Sir Arthur"). Published anonymously as "by the Author of Friends in Council". 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Dreams of Orlow (1916), Irvine, A. M. [Amy Mary Irvine]
13 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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A Strange Story (1862), Lytton, Sir Edward Bulwer
14 Lytton, Sir Edward Bulwer A Strange Story (1862)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1862 Copyright Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Two volumes uniformly bound in mid C19th German binding in red leather over black glazed boards; diagonal crosshatching and gilt titles on spines; pale pink endpapers. Vol 1 -- 1861; vol II - 1862. Light scuffing, light sunning to spines, small scratch on rear board of volume I, dulled area on rear board of volume 2, with light stain on bottom free corners of last few pages, good. Todd [569b/570b]. First book issues from serial parts ("Printing Office of the Publisher" at foot of page 1 in Volume 1). Series half-titles not present. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Portent and Other Stories (1909), MacDonald, George
15 MacDonald, George The Portent and Other Stories (1909)
London Privately Printed 1924 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Centenary Edition. Original cream cloth, lettered and decorated in brown and gilt. A few light marks on cloth, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. The Portent first appeared in book form in 1864, and in this collection in 1909. A. C. Fifield appears as publisher on the advertisement leaf at the end, but there is no publisher given on the title page (which is a cancel). As well as the short supernatural novel of the title, the collection also contains: The Cruel Painter, The Castle: A Parable, The Wow o' Rivven, The Broken Swords, The Gray Wolf & Uncle Cornelius His Story. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Portent and Other Stories (1909), MacDonald, George
16 MacDonald, George The Portent and Other Stories (1909)
London Privately Printed 1924 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Centenary Edition. Original cream cloth, lettered and decorated in brown and gilt. A few pink spots on lower edge of front board, a little speckled on spine, foxing on prelims, good. The Portent first appeared in book form in 1864, and in this collection in 1909. A. C. Fifield appears as publisher on the advertisement leaf at the end, but there is no publisher given on the title page (which is a cancel). As well as the short supernatural novel of the title, the collection also contains: The Cruel Painter, The Castle: A Parable, The Wow o' Rivven, The Broken Swords, The Gray Wolf & Uncle Cornelius His Story. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Oldest God (1926), McKenna, Stephen
17 McKenna, Stephen The Oldest God (1926)
London Thornton Butterworth 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good Book Signed by Author(s)
Original blue cloth. A few light marks on cloth, a little foxing, good. Inscription on blank prelims reads: For Jos with the author's best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Stephen McKenna 22 December 1927. A mildly fantastic novel: the oldest god is Pan, who joins a country house party. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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News from Nowhere or An Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance (1891), Morris, William
18 Morris, William News from Nowhere or An Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance (1891)
London Reeves & Turner 1891 2nd Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, spine ends nicked, a few light marks on cloth, small strip of paper removed from leading edge of front pastedown, good. Issued one month after the first edition. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Eye of Zeitoon (1920), Mundy, Talbot
19 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
20 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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