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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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Captain Bluitt (1901), Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark]
3 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]
4 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 New Minister (1905), Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]
5 Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham] The New Minister (1905)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1905 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book Tom Browne 
Original blindstamped scarlet cloth, lettered and decoratively framed in gilt. A little light foxing, signature (1911) on front pastedown, otherwise very good/near fine. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Root (1905), Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]
6 Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham] The Root (1905)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1905 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated by Gunning King (but no frontispiece present). Original blindstamped scarlet cloth, lettered and decoratively framed in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, foxing (especially on prelims), otherwise very good. Possibly lacking frontispiece. Agnus/Higginbotham was a follower of Thomas Hardy, writing novels set in Dorset and the West Country, but less pessimistic in outlook. "Mr Orme Agnus dares to tread in Mr Hardy's footsteps, but with this difference, that his work is lighter, more laughable, less subjective" (The Morning Leader); "A powerful and repulsive picture of rural life is given in the author's delineation of the soullessness and narrowness of the labouring classes in the Wessex country..." (The World). Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Mother's Recompense; A Sequel to Home Influence (1851), Aguilar, Grace
7 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: 30.00 GBP
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The Revenge of Fantomas (1926). [Fantomas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson., Allain, Marcel
8 Allain, Marcel The Revenge of Fantomas (1926). [Fantomas prend sa Revanche, 1927]. Translated by Alfred Allinson.
London Stanley Paul 1927 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little damage to top edge of front pastedown, otherwise very good. The Fantomas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantomas 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 of Fantomas is the fourth Fantomas novel by Allain alone, and the thirty-sixth in the whole sequence. Scarce. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Adrian L'Estrange: or "Moulded Out of Faults" (1863), Anonymous
9 Anonymous Adrian L'Estrange: or "Moulded Out of Faults" (1863)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1863 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original blindstamped pink cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spine sunned, small nick to cloth on lower hinge, remains of bookplate on front pastedown, good. Adrian -- the oldest son of a noble family -- is just about to marry the sensible Catherine, when he decides to run off and rescue his old love Lilian -- who has been deserted, orphaned and driven insane by the machinations of a villain. The consequences are (of course) disastrous for all concerned. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Scenes and Sketches, Anonymous
10 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
11 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: 20.00 GBP
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In a Silent World (1896), Anonymous: By the Author of Views of English Society
12 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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Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
13 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]
14 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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The Tinted Venus. A Farcical Romance (1885), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
15 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Tinted Venus. A Farcical Romance (1885)
Bristol J. W. Arrowsmith 1885 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Arrowsmith's Library Volume VI. Original brown cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Corners bumped, a few foxing spots, spine lettering a little dulled, good. Wolff [167a] This copy has 8 pages of advertisements at the end including a list of the six titles so far issued in the Bristol Library series: The Tinted Venus noted as "20th thousand". The novel is a fantasy: the hero accidentally brings a statue of Venus to life, with both comic and catastrophic consequences. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Tinted Venus. A Farcical Romance (1885), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
16 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Tinted Venus. A Farcical Romance (1885)
Bristol J. W. Arrowsmith 1885 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Arrowsmith's Library Volume VI. Original brown cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Corners bumped, lightly rubbed on spine tips, a few foxing spots, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, good. Wolff [167a] notes "brown in the usual color for Arrowsmith's Bristol Library". However, both Wolff and Sadleir had copies in scarlet cloth. A number of variants have been identified, with differing order of prelims, differing number of advertisement leaves etc. This copy has the advertisement for the illustrated edition of Conway's Called Back before the title page, and 8 pages of advertisements at the end including a list of the six titles so far issued in the Bristol Library series: The Tinted Venus noted as "20th thousand". The novel is a fantasy: the hero accidentally brings a statue of Venus to life, with both comic and catastrophic consequences. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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The Travelling Companions. A Story in Scenes. [Reprinted from Punch] (1892), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
17 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Travelling Companions. A Story in Scenes. [Reprinted from Punch] (1892)
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Bernard Partridge 
Original red-brown cloth spine, with brown boards, illustrated and lettered in black; chocolate brown endpapers. Minor scuffing, inscription (1938) on recto on frontispiece, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Fédora of the Halls (1911), Applin, Arthur
18 Applin, Arthur Fédora of the Halls (1911)
London F. V. White & Co. 1911 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Small splits to cloth on hinge ends, yellow circulating library label on front pastedown, undated signature on front free endpaper, some browning on opening page of text from loose newspaper clipping, good. Theatrical novel, whose heroine is named after the hat-wearing heroine of Sardou's play. Applin was an actor and playwright and a number of his novels have theatrical themes (The Chorus Girl, The Pantomime Girl etc.); he also wrote a number of crime novels. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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Jane Hardy; or, The Withered Heart, Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur]
19 Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur] Jane Hardy; or, The Withered Heart
London Knight & Son First British Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Undated first edition [1857] "Edited by an English Lady". Original emerald green cloth, embossed with wavy lines; blocked with gilt vignette within heart-shaped frame on front board; blocked in gilt on spine;. all edges gilt Yellow endpapers; frontispiece and vignette title precede full title page. Small tear to cloth at head of upper hinge, largely illegible, undated inscription on recto of frontispiece, good. An unusual and uncommon title by this American Temperance novelist. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Ancestors, Atherton, Gertude
20 Atherton, Gertude Ancestors
New York Harper & Brothers 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original blue cloth, with armorial shield in red black & gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, cloth a little dulled, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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