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1 "A. C." The Monthly Magazine of Fiction: Mrs Smythe's Governess (No 164, December 1898)
London William Stevens 1898 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Original blue card wrappers, framed and lettered in red. Some signs of wear; small chips etc and light tanning to pages, staples rusting, good. A light item for which postage will be reduced. 
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2 "L. M. P." The Monthly Magazine of Fiction: Lavender and Chippendale (No 240, April 1905)
London William Stevens 1905 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Original blue card wrappers, framed and lettered in red. Some signs of wear; small chips etc and light tanning to pages, staples rusting, good. A light item for which postage will be reduced. 
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3 "M. K. B." The Monthly Magazine of Fiction: The Marriage of Olga North (No 139, November 1896)
London William Stevens 1896 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Original blue card wrappers, framed and lettered in red. Some signs of wear; small chips etc and light tanning to pages, staples rusting, good. A light item for which postage will be reduced. 
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4 "Uncle William", A Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stories and Reminiscences (1900)
Liverpool Edward Howell 1900 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Errata slip tipped in before front page. A collection of short stories by an unknown soldier, addressed to his nephews by "Uncle William". The stories range in location across the globe. Very scarce. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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5 About, Edmond Tolla. A Tale of Modern Rome (1855). Translated [from the French] by L. C. C.
Edinburgh Thomas Constable 1856 Hardcover Good Book 
Fourth Edition [Constable's Miscellany of Foreign Literature]. Mid C19th full tan calf with insignia ("Edinburgh Institution") blocked in gilt on front board; raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations and maroon leather title label on spines; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, good. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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6 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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7 Adams, Rev. H. C. [Henry Cadwallader Adams] Schoolboy Honour A Tale of Halminster College (1861)
London George Routledge & Sons 1892 Hardcover Fair Book 
Undated reprint (c1892); the "Tom Brown Series". Original pink cloth, illustrated with schoolboy, cricket bats etc. Spine sunned, front free endpaper removed, scrappy gift inscription 91948) on front pastedown, fair 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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8 Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark] Random Shots (1879)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 1882 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Library of Humour. Undated reprint, c1882. Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost. Original illustrated blue cloth, yellow endpapers. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, light staining on edge of front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Adeler/Clark was an American humourist, author of Out of the Hurly Burly, Captain Bluitt etc. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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9 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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10 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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11 Aesculapius, A Surgeon of the Royal Navy The Doc and Some Others (1917)
London W. & R. Chambers 1917 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 
Undated first edition [1917]. Original light blue cloth, framed and lettered in red. Lettering a little scuffed/dulled on spine, endpapers browned, good. A collection of eleven short stories, featuring Staff Surgeon O'Brien (the "Doc"); set on H. M. S. Alcibiades, and the O2 submarine, during the First World War (1915). The identity of the author remains unknown. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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12 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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13 Aide, Hamilton Carr of Carrlyon (1862)
London Chatto & Windus 1895 Hardcover Good Book 
Reprint from stereotyped plates of Select Library of Fiction edition. Undated, c1895. Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped pattern on front board, lettered in gilt on spine.Cloth lightly sunned, corners scuffed, good. A melodrama of love, treachery and revenge set in Italy and Paris. Scarce. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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14 Aimard, Gustave The Bee Hunters. A Tale of Adventure (1864) [Les Chasseurs d'Abeilles, 1864]
London Ward, Lock & Tyler 1865 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[First One-Volume Edition. Undated [1865]. Mid-C19th red leather over red marbled boards; raised bands, gilt ruling, dark red and green leather labels on spine; green endpapers. Boards lightly grazed, otherwise very good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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15 Aimard, Gustave The Red Track A Story of Social Life in Mexico (1862) [Valentin Guillois, 1862]
London Published for the Proprietor 1865 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint].Mid-C19th rebinding in brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly sunned, light foxing, otherwise very good. Translated by Lascelles Wraxall. The book also contains two short stories: A Buffalo Hunt & A Mustang. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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16 Aimard, Gustave [ie Olivier Aimard or Gloux] The Last of the Incas. A Romance of the Pampas (1862) [translated from the French (L'Araucan) by L. Wraxall]
London For the Proprietor 1865 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Mid C19th red beaded cloth, with blindstamped borders. Spine sunned, a little faint foxing, otherwise very good. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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17 Aimard, Gustave [ie Olivier Aimard or Gloux] The Indian Scout. A Story of the Aztec City [Translated from the French by Sir F. C. L. Wraxall] [L'Eclaireur, 1859].
London Ward and Lock 1863 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint]. Mid-C19th rebinding in beaded red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, light foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Wraxall's translation first appeared in 1861: there is a short preface (signed "F. W.") 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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18 Ainsworth, W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth] The Star-Chamber An Historical Romance (1854)
London G. Routledge & Co. 1875 Hardcover Good Book Phiz 
First One-Volume and Illustrated Edition. Rebound in mid-C19th red binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Rubbed on spine ends, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, good. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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19 Ainsworth, W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth] Rookwood: A Romance (1834)
London Richard Bentley 1850 Hardcover Good Book 
Standard Novels, Volume 60. Revised, Corrected and Illustrated with a New Preface, and Notes by the Author. Frontispiece. Original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Spine bumped, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), good. Sadleir's binding style "D". Ainsworth's romance features Dick Turpin (the highwayman) and his famous ride to York. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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20 Ainsworth, W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth] The Star-Chamber An Historical Romance (1854)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1854 Copyright Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards grazed, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a few smudgy marks in margins, good. Todd [286Ab/287A]. First settings (second issue of first volume); series half-title present in volume I only). 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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21 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison St James's: or, The Court of Queen Anne. An Historical Romance (1844)
London George Routledge & Sons 1890 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Florin Library/Author's Copyright edition. Undated, c1890. Frontispiece original grey cloth with "Routledge's Florin Library" blindstamped on front board; patterned endpapers. Spine tips bumped/scuffed, a little light foxing, very good. 
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22 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison The Constable of the Tower (1861)
London Chapman & Hall 1862 Hardcover Good Book 
Original blindstamped purple cloth; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, small chips to cloth at foot of spine, light foxing, undated signature facing title page, good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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23 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance (1843)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1844 First European Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Mid-C19th green cloth, lettered in gilt. Bound without series half-title. dated 1844 on title page but possibly a later issue. lightly scuffed on spine ends, otherwise very good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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24 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison The Constable of the Tower (1861)
London George Routledge & Sons 1900 Hardcover Good Book Sir John Gilbert 
Undated, unillustrated reprint, c1900. Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped pattern on front board and illustration of Windsor Castle in gilt. A little scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracking (but joints tight), good. Scarce. Ainsworth had a habit of giving different novels similar titles. Thus The Constable of the Tower is quite different from The Constable de Bourbon and also different (although it shares a setting) from either the oft-reprinted The Tower of London or the very rare Tower Hill. 
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25 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Preston Fight; or, The Insurrection of 1715 (1875)
London George Routledge & Sons 1887 Hardcover Good Book 
[Reprint]: undated (c1887). Original scarlet cloth on bevelled boards, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered and ruled in gilt on spine; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly sunned with rubbing at head of spine, signature (1887) on prelims, good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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26 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison The Constable of the Tower (1861)
London Chapman & Hall 1862 Hardcover Good Book 
Third Edition. Original blindstamped purple cloth; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, small chip to cloth at foot of spine, light foxing, undated signatures on prelims, good. Ainsworth produced a number of novels with confusingly similar titles: this novel is NOT The Tower of London, NOR Tower Hill, but it is, like the other two, set in the reign of Henry VIII. 
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27 Ainsworth, William Harrison Ovingdean Grange
London G. J. Howell 1900 Hardcover Very Good Book 
A volume of Howell's De Luxe edition of Ainsworth's novels. Undated [1900]. Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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28 Ainsworth, William Harrison Old St Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire (1841)
London Hugh Cunningham 1841 First Edition in Three Volumes Hardcover Good Book John Franklin 
Late C19th rebinding in dark green cloth, with maroon leather title labels on spines. Small chips to cloth on corners, some foxing/spotting (especially on plates), light damp mark and heavier foxing on lower corner of frontispiece and prelims to volume III. A fair/good set. Sadleir [24] in original cloth. In this copy the text is generally clean and tight, but the binding is rather simple and workmanlike. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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29 Ainsworth, William Harrison The Star Chamber
London George Routledge & Sons 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1900. Original bright red cloth with raised pattern of flowers on front board: gilt vignette of Windsor Castle and title in box in centre of front board. A little rubbed at foot of spine, with small marks along bottom edge of front board, paper tanned, bookplate on front pastedown, good 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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30 Ainsworth, William Harrison Crichton (1837), Jack Sheppard (1839), The Tower of London (1840), The Miser's Daughter (1843), Windsor Castle (1843), St James's (1844), James the Second (1848), The Star Chamber (1854), The Flitch of Bacon (1854), The Spendthrift (1857), Ovingdean Grange (1860) & Auriol (1868)
London George Routledge & Sons 1870 Hardcover Good Book 
New Editions, [Railway Library]. Mostly undated, c1870*. Twelve volumes uniformly rebound in tan leather over red marbled boards; green leather title labels on spine with titles blocked diagonally (bottom left to top right); green endpapers. Each volume has had an owner's signature snipped out from the top edge of one page in the prelims (page varies from volume to volume), extremities lightly scuffed, foxing spots, occasional small stamps on prelims, a few pages slightly proud, good. A collection of 12 volumes (probably all originally yellowback issues) uniformly bound. Topp [I, throughout] describes the various issues and reissues of the Railway Library editions of Ainsworth's novels. *Most volumes are undated except for The Spendthrift -- 1871 and Ovingdean Grange -- 1870. A heavy 12 volume set which will require additional postage. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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31 Ainsworth, William Harrison Windsor Castle An Historical Romance (1843) & James the Second; or, the Revolution of 1688. An Historical Romance (1848)
London Routledge, Warne & Routledge 1864 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Editions -- 1864 & 1865. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th black leather over mauve cloth; raised bands and red leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, cloth lightly sunned, inscription (1869) on front free endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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32 Ainsworth, William Harrison Boscobel or The Royal Oak A Tale of the Year 1651 (1872)
London George Routledge & Sons 1890 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Author's Copyright Edition. Undated, c1890. Frontispiece. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth, lettered in gilt; publisher's monogrammed brown-and-white endpapers. A little browning on prelims, otherwise a very clean, bright, tight copy: very good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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33 Ainsworth, William Harrison Stanley Brereton (1881)
London George Routledge & Co. 1893 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1893. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. A few light marks on cloth, some browning/foxing on early pages, prize plate (1893) on front pastedown, good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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34 Ainsworth, William Harrison Mervyn Clitheroe
London G. J. Howell 1900 Hardcover Very Good Book 
A volume of Howell's De Luxe edition of Ainsworth's novels. Undated [1900]. Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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35 Ainsworth, William Harrison Boscobel or The Royal Oak. A Tale of the Year 1651 (1872)
London George Routledge & Sons 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1900. Original bright red cloth with raised pattern of flowers on front board: gilt vignette of Windsor Castle and title in box in centre of front board. Spine faintly sunned, signature (1912) on front free endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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36 Aitken, Robert Windfalls. Some Stray Leaves Gathered by a Rolling Stone (1903)
London George A. Morton 1903 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Striking frontispiece in colour. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in black. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, a few foxing spots, very good. A collection of stories set principally in Africa and South America. Scarce. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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37 Albanesi, Madame [Effie Maria] A Young Man from the Country (1906)
London Hurst & Blackett 1912 Hardcover Good Book 
7d Copyright Novels. Undated c1912. Pocket edition in original green cloth. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Paper faintly browned, otherwise a clean tight copy: good+ 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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38 Albanesi, Madame [Effie Maria], Writing as Effie Adelaide Rowlands Hester Trefusis (1912)
London Hurst & Blackett 1914 Hardcover Good Book 
7d Copyright Novels. Pocket edition in green cloth, decorated in gilt on spine. Frontispiece. Undated, c1914. Some foxing and occasional soiling on pages, faint browning on edges, good. 
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39 Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott] Something to Do
London Ward, Lock & Tyler 1873 Hardcover Good Book 
The Lily Series. Undated, possibly the first edition of 1873 (The first British edition was undated). Rebound in green binder's cloth. A little foxing, good 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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40 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey The Queen of Sheba
Edinburgh David Douglas 1889 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Author's Edition. Small pocket edition format, rebound in dark cherry red cloth. very good. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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41 Alexander, L. C. [Louis Charles Alexander] The Book of Ballynoggin (1902)
London Grant Richards 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board,. lettered in gilt on spine. Spine a trifle dulled, otherwise boards fresh and bright; a little foxing on endpapers. A very good copy of this scarce collection of short stories set in and around the Irish town of Ballynoggin 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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42 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] Look Before You Leap (1865)
London Macmillan & Co. 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Two-Shilling Library. Original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in darker blue. A little scuffed, tiny chips on spine ends, spine a little darkened, paper tanned (as always with this series of reprints), good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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43 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] A Missing Hero (1901)
London Chatto & Windus 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Title page printed in red and black. Original blue-grey cloth, decorated in red and lettered in gilt; blue-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small chip and nick to foot of spine, signature (1902) and note (1963) on half-title, very good. Not one of the 17 titles by Mrs Alexander held by Wolff. Publisher's catalogue dated September 1900 bound in at end. A novel partly set in South Africa during the Boer War. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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44 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] The Heritage of Langdale (1877)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1895 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1895. Ori8ginal fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, good+ 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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45 Alien [ie Louisa Alice Baker] In Golden Shackles (1896)
London Hutchinson & Co. 1897 2nd Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original deep crimson cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Spine sunned to pink, nick to cloth at head of spine, a few pages have lightly wrinkled edges, a little foxing, good. Baker spent much of her life in New Zealand and used it (as here) as a setting for her fiction -- all of which is now uncommon. Sutherland describes her novels as "grim". 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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46 Allain, Marcel [Translated and edited by A. R. Allinson] Fantomas Captured (1926)
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1926 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original deep maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, front inner joint paper cracked (but joint tight), foxing spots, undated signature, 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 then in a further 11 by Allain alone (of which this title is one), after his collaborator's death). English editions are uncommon. 
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47 Allen, F. M. [ie Edmund Downey] Through Green Glasses (1887)
London Ward & Downey 1888 Hardcover Fair Book 
Sixth Edition, Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Considerable loss of paper along edges on spine, corners rubbed, light foxing, fair/good. Topp [VIII, p 328]. Downey wrote both under his own name (for more realistic fiction), and under the pseudonym F. M. Allen (for the more fantastical and folkloric material). 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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48 Allen, Grant The Woman Who Did (1895)
London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
First Edition, Keynotes Series No VIII. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in white (design by Beardsley, repeated on title page), in gilt on spine. White decorations etc rubbed on front board and spine, some faint tanning and a few foxing spots in text, signature (1895), otherwise fair to good. Allen's most infamous novel: his contribution to the fin-de-siecle debates on feminism and marriage. The book ran through numerous editions in the year of publication. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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49 Allen, Grant Linnet: A Romance (1898)
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1900 First American Edition Hardcover Good Book 
First American Edition. Frontispiece portrait of author. Original fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered in black and illustrated in gilt on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Small (and ancient) repair to cloth at foot of spine, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a very clean, bright copy, good. A superior American edition of one of Allen's scarce late novels. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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50 Allen, Grant What's Bred in the Bone
London George Newnes 1913 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Newnes Sevenpenny Novels. Undated [1913]. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Pocket edition in original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A little browning on endpapers, otherwise a clean, tight copy: very good. A wild thriller, originally published by Tit-Bits, which won a £1,000 prize for the best novel in 1891. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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51 Allen, Grant The Tents of Shem (1889)
London Chatto & Windus 1891 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in beaded brown cloth. Owner's name (Carlcroft) in gilt on bottom of front board, lettering on spine a trifle crooked. A few light marks, light foxing, very good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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52 Allen, Grant The Tents of Shem (1889)
London The Caxton Publishing Company 1910 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint edition, c1910. Frontispiece photograph of author and brief introduction (unsigned). Original red cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt on spine. Light scuffing, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. Set largely in Algeria; the heroines are a Girton girl and her half-Algerian cousin. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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53 Allen, Grant An African Millionaire. Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay
New York Dover 1980 Soft cover Fair Book 
Paperback. Original illustrated card covers. Lightly scuffed on extremities, spine sunned, otherwise good. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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54 Anderdon, W. H. [William Henry Anderdon] The Catholic Crusoe; Adventures of Owen Evans, Set Ashore on a Desolate Island 1739 (1863 as The Adventures of Owen Evans, Esq., Surgeon's Mate, Left Ashore in 1739 on a Desolate Island Narrated by Himself; Edited by W. H. Anderdon)
London Burns & Oates 1876 Hardcover Good Book 
Seventh Edition. Illustrated. Original royal blue cloth, framed in black and gilt on front board with anchor in centre. Edges and spine ends scuffed, endpapers replaced, good. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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55 Andersen, Hans Christian The Improvisatore: or, Life in Italy, [translated] from the Danish...by Mary Howitt (1845). [Improvisatoren, 1835]
London Ward and Lock 1857 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1857. Mid C19th brown leather over red marbled boards; black leather title label on spine. Extremities scuffed, front inner joint paper starting to crack (but joint tight), a few marks on endpapers, good. A novel -- partially autobiographical -- set in Italy. Andersen's first major success. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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56 Andersen, Hans Christian The Improvisatore: or, Life in Italy, [translated] from the Danish...by Mary Howitt (1845)
London Richard Bentley 1847 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Standard Novels, Volume 110. Frontispiece. Mid-C19th green-brown leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spine, blue marbled endpapers; top edge gilt. A little light scuffing and one small scratch to leather on rear board, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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57 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Burglings of Tutt. Being Some Exploits in the Life of an Expert (1905)
London Jarrold 1906 Hardcover Very Good Book Louis Gunnis 
Second Edition, undated (c1906). Original green cloth, illustrated and lettered in red and black. Fore-edges spotted, undated inscription on front pastedown, very good. Uncommon title. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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58 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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59 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Runaways. Being Some Early Adventures of Troddles and Us (1909)
London Greening & Co. 1909 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Second Edition: Greening & Co., 1909. Illustrated Original grey cloth, lettered in black and gilt. A little foxing, very good. Re-issued in 1911 with the revised title At School with Troddles. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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60 Andom, R. [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] Three Men -- and Troddles Being Some Further Exploits of a Well-Known Quartette (1916)
London George Newnes 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Bernard Hugh 
Original pinky-orange cloth with figures in silhouette, lettered in black. Lightly scuffed/grazed, a little foxing, very good. A war-time entry in the series of Troddles' stories: perhaps consequently, one of the scarcer titles in the series. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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61 Andom, R. [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] & Fred Harewood The Fortune of a Spendthrift and Other Items (1895)
London Archibald Constable 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, cloth a trifle darkened, otherwise very good. One of the scarcest Andom titles. Contains: The Story of a Spendthrift, The Curious Case of William Gully, The Alligator, The Joy of Life, A Stock Exchange Incident, Her Little Gamble, A Dinner at Putney, From Saturday till Monday, A Terrible Scare, Jack Mallery's Latest, My Friend Starleigh, A Painful Episode & On Getting Up Early. 
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62 Andom, Robert [ie Alfred Barrett] Troddles Farm (1914)
London Jarrold 1915 Hardcover Good Book B. Livett 
Undated edition, c1915. Original illustrated green cloth. Trace of removed label on front board, extremities nicked/scuffed, good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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63 Anonymous The History of a Man. By the Man (1898)
London Thomas Burleigh 1898 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt.Rubbed at head of spine, edges of front free endpaper chipped, otherwise 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. 
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64 Anonymous The Orphans of Malvern and Other Tales
London Houlston & Sons 1874 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
16 stories by an anonymous author: Orphans of Malvern, The Stable Boy, Philip de Montmorency, The Shipwreck, The Black Linn, Little Johnny, The Worsted Stocking, Fidelle, The English Sailor Boy, The Italian Boy, The Coral Reef, The Well-Dressing, Davie the Shepherd Boy, Philip the Donkey Boy, The Slate Quarry, The Broken Telescope. Illustrated. Original decorated green cloth. Corners worn, small split at foot of upper hinge, good 
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65 Anonymous Scenes and Sketches
London Published for the Proprietor 1850 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. 
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66 Anonymous The Opal Ring: Extra Christmas Number for All the Year Round, 1874
London All the Year Round 1874 1st Edition Disbound Good Book 
A collection of linked stories, all anonymous. The tales revolve around the "bad luck" brought by an opal ring: the link is the clairvoyant who can see the owners of the ring, in a mesmeric trance. As issued but without original blue wrappers. Clean, good 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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67 Anonymous Kitty, Lil and Another (1900)
London William Stevens 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
The Family Story-Teller series, undated (c1900). Uniform series binding in green cloth. Light foxing, light scuffing, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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68 Anonymous Strange Tales of Peril and Adventure (1890)
London Religious Tract Society/Leisure Hour Library 1905 Hardcover Good Book 
London: R. T. S. (Religious Tract Society), 1905. Book. Good. Hardcover. Undated reprint, c1905. Illustrated. Original illustrated brown cloth, all edges gilt. Corners rubbed, inscription (1915) on front free endpaper, good. A collection of hairsbreadth escapes, odd adventures etc for boy readers. 
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69 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. 
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70 Anonymous Basil St John. An Autumn Tale (1865)
Edinburgh Edmonton & Douglas 1865 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original lilac cloth, with blindstamped framing on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. Spine sunned, corners rubbed, short split to cloth at foot of lower hinge, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise good. A romance, set largely in the Western Highlands, and issued by a Scottish publisher. The unknown author produced at least two further novels: Love and Duty (1866) and Arthur Clifford (1869). 
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71 Anonymous The Family Story-Teller: Lady Olivia's Step-Daughters
London William Stevens 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt, with advertisements on endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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72 Anonymous The Warringtons Abroad: or, Twelve Months in Germany, Italy, and Egypt (1866)
London Seeley, Jackson & Halliday 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
"With Numerous Illustrations". Original blindstamped orange cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good+. For older children; blending story (an extended family holiday) with educational purpose (places and people abroad). An attractively produced volume, with fine engraved illustrations. 
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73 Anonymous Davy's Locker: Extra Christmas Number for All the Year Round, 1875
London All the Year Round 1875 1st Edition Disbound Good Book 
A collection of linked stories, all anonymous. As issued but without original blue wrappers. Clean, good 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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74 Anonymous Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters
London Richard Edward King 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
[Reprint]. Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Board edges lightly sunned, paper lightly browned: otherwise a clean tight copy: good. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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75 Anonymous The Two Cosmos A Tale of Fifty Years Ago (1861)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1861 Copyright Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards; red leather title label and gilt decorations on spine. Lightly scuffed on extremities, foxing on endpapers, good. Todd [577]. First/only issue, but bound without series half-title. The author remains unidentified, but was probably Scottish: the novel concerns the friendship and rivalry between two cousins and the setting moves between Edinburgh and London. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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76 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. 
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77 Anonymous "Author of Rare Pale Margaret" The Two Miss Flemings
New York Harper & Brothers 1879 Disbound Good Book 
The Franklin Square Library, No 75, September 12 1879. Issued in magazine format, printed in three columns. Unbound. Signature on first page, paper lightly browned, good. This is a light item for which postage will be reduced. 
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78 Anonymous [author of the Two Miss Flemings] Rare Pale Margaret
New York Harper & Brothers 1880 Disbound Good Book 
Undated, c1880. The Franklin Square Library, No 27. Issued in magazine format, printed in three columns. Unbound. Signature on first page, paper lightly browned, small repair to edge of first leaf, good. This is a light item for which postage will be reduced. 
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79 Anonymous [Fanny Lablanche] The Family Story-Teller: That Girl!
London William Stevens 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt, with advertisements on endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise good. The book was issued anonymously, but in Charlotte M. Brame (1836-1884) Towards a Primary Bibliography (compiled by Graham Law, with Gregory Drozdz and Debby McNally) That Girl! is attributed to Fanny LABLANCHE. 0 
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80 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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81 Anstey, F [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Tourmalin's Time-Cheques (1891)
Leipzig Heinemann & Balestier 1891 Hardcover Very Good Book 
The English Library, Volume 18. Late C19th red leather over blue marbled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; grey-green patterned endpapers. A few tiny scrapes on leather, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Humorous fantasy novel. 
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82 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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83 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] A Fallen Idol
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1886 Hardcover Good Book 
Second Edition. Original pale brown cloth, with decorative bands (head and foot of front board, and on spine) in black; pale yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spine a little sun-darkened with gilt title lettering dulled. Otherwise a clean, tight copy, good. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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84 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Baboo Jabberjee B. A. (1897)
London J. M. Dent & Co 1897 Hardcover Good Book Bernard Partridge 
Second Edition. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Light scuffing to extremities, light scratch on front board a trifle shaken, good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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85 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. 
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86 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. 
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87 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1895 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
The Novel Series. Original fine-ribbed grey-blue cloth. A little scuffed, good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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88 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Talking Horse and Other Stories (1892)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1893 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Spine faintly sunned, undated signature on front free endpapers, a few light marks, very good. Uncommon mixed collection of stories including humorous, juvenile and supernatural tales: The Talking Horse, The Good Little Girl, A Matter of Taste, Don the Story of a Greedy Dog, Taken by Surprise, Paleface and Redskin, Shut Off, Tommy's Hero, A Canine Ishmael, Marjory. 
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89 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1906 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Fourth Impression (Second Edition). Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, blocked in black. Bookplate, signature (1964), one faint mark, otherwise fine. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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90 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Voces Populi (Reprinted from Punch)...First and Second Series (1890 - 2)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1892 Copyright Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Full tan leather, lettered and ruled in gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Extremities scuffed, light soiling on endpapers, Egyptian bookseller's stamp on half-title, good. Half title and publisher's catalogue (September 1892) bound in. Todd [2855a]. First issue. A collection of humorous dialogues. 
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91 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Percy and Others. Sketches Mainly Reprinted from Punch (1915)
London Methuen & Co. 1915 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Book 
First Edition. Undated [1915]. Original red cloth, blindstamped on front board, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt on spine. A few tiny marks, publisher's circular "Presentation Copy" stamp on title page, otherwise near fine. One of Anstey's least common titles. Publisher's catalogue, dated 25/9/14 on final page, bound in at end. 
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92 Antrobus, C. [Clara Louisa Antrobus] The Wine of Finvarra and Other Stories (1902)
London. Chatto & Windus 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original red cloth with striking decorations in white and gray on front board, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Spine very faintly sunned, a little speckling on rear board, attractive bookplate on front pastedown: a very good copy of a scarce and attractive book. a collection of thirteen stories : "To the memory of my Father and Mother these tales of the cloud and rainbow north, so different from their sunny corn-coloured Lincolnshire, are dedicated, since North and East are alike the homes of the Norsemen" 
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93 Appleton, G. Webb [George Webb Appleton] Jack Allyn's Friends (1880)
London Samuel Tinsley 1880 First Edition in Three Volumes Hardcover Fair Book 
Three volumes bound as one in publisher's lilac remainder cloth. Boards marked, spine sunned and darkened, later endpapers, undated signature on prelims, fair/good. Listed in Hubin as a marginal crime novel. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [iv] = 270 pp + advertisement leaf; II - [iv] + 262 pp; III - [iv] + 244 pp. No half-titles. Heavy: may require additional postage outside the UK. 
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94 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. 
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95 Archer, E. M. Christina North
London Macmillan & Co. 1875 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition in One Volume. Original red cloth with decorative bands in black and gilt; black endpapers. Corners rubbed, slight darkening of cloth through handling/age, otherwise very good. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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96 Arlen, Michael Babes in the Wood
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1930 Copyright Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Original card wrappers. Spine a little darkened, light edgewear, good. Todd [4943a]. First issue 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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97 Armitage, Alfred Red Rose and White Relating the Experiences of Ralph Mortimer, Son of a Knightly House, during the Stirring Times of Richard the Third of England (1901)
London John Shaw 1911 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1911. original green cloth, oval picture on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Paper lightly browned throughout, prize plate (1911) on front pastedown, , small tear to cloth at foot of spine, fair/good. Historical novel for children. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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98 Arnold, Andrew W. The Attack on the Farm and Other Stories (1899)
London F. V. White & Co. 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, endpapers browned with W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plate on front pastedown, otherwise very good. A collection of eleven short stories, mostly historical and romantic (several are concerned with the Franco-Prussian War), and including one science fiction story -- Rollway's Marvellous Invention -- about a flying machine. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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99 Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur] The Widow's Son and Other Tales
London James Blackwood 1875 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated, c1875. Illustrated. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, with blindstamped framing, blocked in black and gilt on front board, in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Title on front board and spine given as "Choice Tales". Light scuffing, a few marks on rear board, signature (1985) on front free endpaper, very good. No copy on COPAC, under either title. Nine temperance stories by the American author of Ten Nights in a Bar-room: The Widow's Son, The Reclaimed, The Drunkard's Wife, The Moderate Drinker, The Broken Merchant, The Man with the Poker, The Drunkard's Bible, After To-day & Signing the Pledge. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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100 Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur] Jane Hardy; or, The Withered Heart
London Knight & Son 1857 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. 
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