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Beckside Lights, Ackworth, John [ie Frederick Smith]
1 Ackworth, John [ie Frederick Smith] Beckside Lights
London Charles Kelly 1897 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original black cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Endpapers lightly browned, otherwise very good. A sequel to Clog Shop Chronicles -- 9 tales of Lancashire life: The Student, Leah's Lover, Sally's Redemption, Lige's Legacy, The Memory of the Just, Isaac's Angel, Isaac's Fiddle, The Harmonium, The Haunted Man. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Democracy. An American Novel (1880), Adams, Henry
2 Adams, Henry Democracy. An American Novel (1880)
London Macmillan & Co. 1882 First British Edition Hardcover Good Book 
First English Edition. Rebound in dark blue binders cloth. Trace of removed label on front board, cloth marked, private library stamps on prelims and once or twice in margins. A fair copy. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Democracy. An American Novel (1880), Adams, Henry
3 Adams, Henry Democracy. An American Novel (1880)
London Macmillan & Co. 1882 First British Edition Hardcover Good Book 
First English Edition. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on spine, some foxing spots, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, good. Published anonymously. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Captain Bluitt (1901), Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark]
4 Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark] Captain Bluitt (1901)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1901 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Will Owen 
Original green cloth, blocked in gilt on front board: black endpapers. Light scuffing, tiny nick in cloth on rear board, prelims foxed, signature, very good. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Captain Bluitt (1901), Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark]
5 Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark] Captain Bluitt (1901)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1901 First British Edition Hardcover Good Book Will Owen 
Original red cloth, blocked in gilt on front board: black endpapers. Cloth speckled, corners rubbed, light foxing, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Mother's Recompense; A Sequel to Home Influence (1851), Aguilar, Grace
6 Aguilar, Grace The Mother's Recompense; A Sequel to Home Influence (1851)
London Groombridge & Sons 1851 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Frontispiece portrait of the author. Mid C19th maroon leather over marbled boards with gilt decorated spine and black title label; brown endpapers. Spine scuffed on extremities and gilt dulled, inner joints lightly cracked, good. Published posthumously. With a brief preface by the author's mother Sarah Aguilar. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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[Odd Volumes] Preston Fight; or, The Insurrection of 1715 (1875) Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III), Ainsworth, W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth]
7 Ainsworth, W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth] [Odd Volumes] Preston Fight; or, The Insurrection of 1715 (1875) Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III)
London Tinsley Brothers 1875 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volumes 2 (II) and 3 (III) ONLY. Volume 1 (I) is not present. Two volumes in original green cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Rubbed on spine ends, traces of removed labels on front boards, a little shaken, good. 2 volumes out of 3 only. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Cardinal Pole: or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance (1863), Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison
8 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Cardinal Pole: or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance (1863)
London Chapman & Hall 1863 First Edition in Three Volumes Hardcover Good Book [ 
Three volumes uniformly bound in mid C20th light brown calf over brown boards: raised bands and gilt titles on spines. Spines lightly sunned, a few light marks, no half-title in Volume II (as bound): a tight, clean set, good/very good. Sadleir [4] in original cloth. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Merry England; or, Nobles and Serfs (1874) [sometimes as Merrie England], Ainsworth, William Harrison
9 Ainsworth, William Harrison Merry England; or, Nobles and Serfs (1874) [sometimes as Merrie England]
London Tinsley Brothers 1874 First Edition in Three Volumes Hardcover Fair Book } 
Three volumes in original green cloth, framed and decorated in black on front board (same patterns blindstamped on rear boards), lettered and decorated in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. All volumes have rubbed corners, marking on boards, light staining on bottom edges of endpapers, with bindings cocked. Volume I has 4 cm split to cloth at foot of lower spine and prize inscription (1879) on half-title. A fair set. Wolff [59], but with variant design and lettering and all volumes bear the same title and have no publisher's catalogues. (Wolff's copy has "Merrie" rather than "Merry" on 2 volumes). A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Yellow Fiend (1901), Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector]
10 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] The Yellow Fiend (1901)
London T. Fisher Unwin 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
itle page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly rubbed on corners, a few faint marks on cloth, endpapers replaced, light foxing, good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Revenge of Fantômas (1926) [Fantômas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson., Allain, Marcel
11 Allain, Marcel The Revenge of Fantômas (1926) [Fantômas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson.
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
First English Edition. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little damage to top edge of front pastedown, otherwise very good. The Fantômas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantômas is a vicious master-criminal (a thief, but also a killer), pursued by his nemesis, Inspector Juve, through some 32 novels by the Souvestre and Allain (and a further 11 by Allain alone, after his collaborator's death). English editions are uncommon. The Revenge is the fourth Fantômas novel by Allain alone, and the thirty-sixth in the whole sequence. Scarce. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Yellow Document or Fantômas of Berlin (1919), Allain, Marcel
12 Allain, Marcel The Yellow Document or Fantômas of Berlin (1919)
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1919 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
First English Edition. Undated [1919]. Printed in the USA by Brentano's. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Light scuffing, a few light marks, very good. Crime novel by Allain alone , written after the death of Pierre Souvestre in 1914. Despite its title, this is not one of the Fantômas Detective Novels. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Same Old Troddles A Book of Laughter (1919)., Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]
13 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Same Old Troddles A Book of Laughter (1919).
London Jarrold 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated first edition [1919] Silhouette illustrations by Louis Gunnis. Original light blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Spine very faintly sunned, light browning on endpapers, light crease to cloth on rear board, very good. Publisher's booklist at end, including advertisement for David Whitelaw's new novel The Valley of Bells, published in 1918. Penultimate in the long-running series of humorous Troddles novels (followed by Out and About with Troddles, Andom's last book, in 1920). 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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The Strange Adventure of Roger Wilkins and Other Stories (1895), Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]
14 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Strange Adventure of Roger Wilkins and Other Stories (1895)
London Tylston & Edwards 1895 First Edition Hardcover Poor Book A. Carruthers Gould 
Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in red. Recased (many years ago) with original cloth relaid; edges heavily worn, cloth wrinkled on boards; endpapers browned with some wrinkling, inscription (1900) on front free endpaper. Binding poor: strictly a reading copy only of a scarce title. 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: 16.00 GBP
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Scenes and Sketches, Anonymous
15 Anonymous Scenes and Sketches
London Published for the Proprietor First Edition Hardcover Fair Book 
Undated, c1850. Engraved frontispiece and title page. Original blindstamped crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers; all edges gilt. Spine relaid, corners rubbed, now good. I can find no record of this title, or its author(s), anywhere. A collection of 9 short stories, with varying settings (Deptford, Blackheath, Cornwall, France), giving few clues to the identity of the writer(s): Mad Collins, Sally Grey, Isidore, Practical Jokes, Master and Man, The Wrecker's Daughter, The Rejected Lover, The Fair Day, A Workhouse Man's Tale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The History of a Man. By the Man (1898), Anonymous
16 Anonymous The History of a Man. By the Man (1898)
London Thomas Burleigh 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, a little browning on endpapers, otherwise very good. The life struggles of an ordinary man: "I have been fighting against circumstances now for full fifteen years". The novel treats the various phases of the anonymous hero's working life: periods of unemployment and mixed employment, starting with clerkship in a bank, then a substantial period working in the police at Scotland Yard ("The Force") and finally training to be a barrister. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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In a Silent World (1896), Anonymous: By the Author of Views of English Society
17 Anonymous: By the Author of Views of English Society In a Silent World (1896)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1896 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original green cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau flower design on front board. Extremities scuffed, one corner chipped, undated signature, good. The (fictional) autobiography of a deaf-and-dumb child growing up in "a silent world". 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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A Bayard from Bengal (1902), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
18 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] A Bayard from Bengal (1902)
London Methuen & Co. 1902 First Edition Hardcover Good Book Bernard Partridge 
Original flecked grey-green cloth, with illustration on glazed paper inset on front board. Small nicks head/foot of spine, signature (1903) on front free endpaper, spine creased, good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
19 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
The Novel Series. Original fine-ribbed grey-blue cloth. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown otherwise very good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Last Load. Stories and Essays (1925), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
20 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Last Load. Stories and Essays (1925)
London Methuen & Co. 1925 First Edition, late Issue Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original grey cloth. Lightly scuffed, a little light foxing, very good. Wolff [160], with "undated" publisher's catalogue:. Wolff apparently overlooked the code dating at foot on last leaf. Originally issued in blue cloth, with the code date "625" (June 1925) and later issued in as a remainder/reissue in grey cloth, dated "1029" (October 1929). Anstey's final and uncommon collection of 17 humorous short stories and essays. This copy is the late remainder issue with the later code dating. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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