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The Lazy Minstrel (1886), Ashby-Sterry, J, [Joseph Ashby-Sterry]
1 Ashby-Sterry, J, [Joseph Ashby-Sterry] The Lazy Minstrel (1886)
London T. Fisher Unwin 1886 Hardcover Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
Second Edition. Original pale blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Pages untrimmed, top edge gilt. Lightly scuffed, very good. Neat inscription on title page reads: To Lady Lindsay with J. Ashby Sterry's kind regards. A collection of poems, largely relating to the River Thames. 
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Cucumber Chronicles A Book to be Taken in Slices (1887), Ashby-Sterry, J. [Joseph Ashby-Sterry]
2 Ashby-Sterry, J. [Joseph Ashby-Sterry] Cucumber Chronicles A Book to be Taken in Slices (1887)
London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
4 illustrations. Original royal blue cloth on bevelled boards, top edge gilt. Light scuffing, faint owner's stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Essays on diverse subjects, intended to amuse by "extracting sunbeams from cucumbers". Essay titles include: The Wooden Midshipman, Christmas Travellers, Miss Betsy Trotwood & The Haunted Precinct. Asby-Sterry wrote a number of titles which mingle journalism with fiction. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Silver Store Collected from Medieval, Christian, and Jewish Mines, Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]
3 Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould] Silver Store Collected from Medieval, Christian, and Jewish Mines
London Skeffington & Son 1898 Hardcover Good Book 
Fourth Edition, with Additions and Alterations. Original red-brown cloth, with lettering and flower decorations in black and silver. Edges rough cut. Lightly scuffed, browning on endpapers, good+. A collection of poems, versifying legends from various countries. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Literary Taste (1909), Bennett, Arnold
4 Bennett, Arnold Literary Taste (1909)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1914 Hardcover Good Book 
Eighth edition. Original dark blue cloth, lettered in ornage. Paper lightly tanned,: good. Non-fiction: essays. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women, Bennett, Arnold
5 Bennett, Arnold Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women
London Hodder & Stoughton Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Undated, c1914. Original dark blue cloth. paper lightly tanned, gilt on spine a little dulled: good. Non-fiction: essays. 
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Our Women. Chapters on the Sex Discord (1920), Bennett, Arnold
6 Bennett, Arnold Our Women. Chapters on the Sex Discord (1920)
London Cassell & Co. 1920 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original green cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt lettering. Corners bumped, otherwise very good. Essays (or chapters) on women in life and fiction. 
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The Human Machine (1908), Bennett, Arnold
7 Bennett, Arnold The Human Machine (1908)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1914 Hardcover Good Book 
Seventh Edition. Original dark blue cloth. paper lightly tanned, gilt on spine a little dulled: good. Non-fiction: essays. 
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Fifty Years Ago (1888), Besant, Walter
8 Besant, Walter Fifty Years Ago (1888)
London Chatto & Windus 1888 First Edition Hardcover Good Book > 
Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. 
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Stunts, Blatchford, Robert
9 Blatchford, Robert Stunts
London The Clarion Press 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated [1922]. Original tan cloth. Light scuffing, a little foxing on endpapers, very good. Stories, essays and journalism 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Ballads of All Nations. A Selection Edited by R. Brimley Johnson from the Texts of Professor Herbert Wright, Borrow, George (translator)
10 Borrow, George (translator) Ballads of All Nations. A Selection Edited by R. Brimley Johnson from the Texts of Professor Herbert Wright
London Alston Rivers 1927 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
First Thus. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth. Very slightly scuffed head/foot of spine, fore-edges just faintly browned, otherwise a very bright, crisp copy, near fine. 
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Eros & Psyche A Poem in Twelve Measures (1885), Bridges, Robert
11 Bridges, Robert Eros & Psyche A Poem in Twelve Measures (1885)
London George Bell 1885 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original white "faux-vellum" spine, lettered in gilt, with grey cloth boards. Spine darkened, a few marks on cloth, signature ("Katherine Tynan, 1888) on front free endpaper, some foxing, good. 
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Fly-Leaves (1872), C. S. C {ie Charles Stuart Calverley)
12 C. S. C {ie Charles Stuart Calverley) Fly-Leaves (1872)
Cambridge Deighton, Bell & Co. 1872 First Edition Hardcover Fair Book 
Original green cloth. Later endpapers. Spine tips worn, erased notes/names on endpapers, bookplate of John Charrington of Shenley on front pastedown: a fair copy. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth, Chambers, William & Robert (editors)
13 Chambers, William & Robert (editors) Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth
Edinburgh William & Robert Chambers 1836 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Mid C19th green cloth on light boards; hand-cut leather title label on spine. Corners scuffed, some faint marking on edges on rear board, very good 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Ravens and the Angels with Other Stories and Parables (1883), Charles, Elizabeth Rundle
14 Charles, Elizabeth Rundle The Ravens and the Angels with Other Stories and Parables (1883)
London T. Nelson & Sons 1887 Hardcover Very Good Book 
The Schönberg-Cotta Series. Original dark turquoise cloth, elaborately blocked in black and lettered in gilt on front board and spine; black endpapers; top and bottom edges stained red. Rubbed on spine tips, otherwise very good. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family". A collection of twenty-four stories and poems. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Non Sequitur (1900), Coleridge, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Coleridge]
15 Coleridge, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Coleridge] Non Sequitur (1900)
London James Nisbet 1900 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Original green cloth with art-nouveau decorations in darker green, lettered in gilt. Mudie's Library label on front board, a little scuffed, light marking on cloth, a little foxing, good. Wolff [1314]. Not stories (as Wolff suggests) but essays by the author of The King with Two Faces. 
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Gathered Leaves from the Prose of Mary E. Coleridge with a Memoir by Edith Sichell (1910), Coleridge, Mary E[lizabeth]
16 Coleridge, Mary E[lizabeth] Gathered Leaves from the Prose of Mary E. Coleridge with a Memoir by Edith Sichell (1910)
London Constable & Co. 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Frontispiece portrait of Coleridge. Original smooth navy blue cloth, with gilt border on front board. Rubbed at head of spine, trace of removed label at foot of front board, tiny chip to cloth on lower hinge, signature (1912) on front free endpaper, good. A collection of stories and essays, published posthumously. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Free Opinions Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct (1905), Corelli, Marie
17 Corelli, Marie Free Opinions Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct (1905)
London Constable & Co. 1905 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Board edges lightly marked, a little browning on endpapers, good+. A collection of opinionated essays. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Raiderland All About Grey Galloway Its Stories, Traditions, Characters [,] Humours (1904), Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]
18 Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett] Raiderland All About Grey Galloway Its Stories, Traditions, Characters [,] Humours (1904)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Joseph Pennell 
Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Clean, bright, tight copy: very good. A work in praise of the much-overlooked south-west corner of Scotland that Crockett helped to put on the literary map. 
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The Crimes of Ali Pacha and Others, Dumas, Alexandre
19 Dumas, Alexandre The Crimes of Ali Pacha and Others
London Methuen & Co. 1908 First Thus Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original blue cloth, with repeated pattern in gilt on front board and spine. Spine lightly sunned, with trace of removed label at foot, trace of removed plates on front pastedown, two small handwritten numbers on verso of title page, otherwise a clean, tight copy, good. Probably ex-library, but no library stamps. A new translation of Dumas 's Celebrated Crimes appeared in four separately titled volumes (of which this is one) in the years 1907 - 8. Contains: Ali Pacha, Massacres of the South, Nisida. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Crimes of the Marquise De Brinvilliers and Others, Dumas, Alexandre
20 Dumas, Alexandre The Crimes of the Marquise De Brinvilliers and Others
London Methuen & Co. 1908 First Thus Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original blue cloth, with repeated pattern in gilt on front board and spine. Spine very lightly sunned, faint signatures on prelims, otherwise a clean, tight copy. A new translation of Dumas 's Celebrated Crimes appeared in four separately titled volumes (of which this is one) in the years 1907 - 8. Contains: The Marquise de Brinvilliers, Martin Guerre, The Marquise de Ganges, Mary Stuart & Vaninka 
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