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1 Ephemera: Early C20th Bookmark
No Binding Good Book " 
Book mark -- Colour printed sauce bottle with art-nouveau decoration "Have you tried Brand's A. 1. Sauce?"; on verso a ruler and "A FINE TONIC AND DIGESTIVE" The sauce bottle presses out at the bottom to form a clip to hang over a book page and keep the bookmark in place. Light card (15.8 cm x 64.4 cm). A little scuffed, good+ 
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2 Ephemera: Victorian Bookmark
1895 No Binding Very Good Book " 
Book mark. Light card (11.9 cm x 7 cm) advertising Cherry Blossom Toilet powder, with coloured picture of nun's head; on verso, calendar for year 1894 & 1895. Clean bright, very good. 
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3 Ephemera: Victorian Bookmark
1890 No Binding Very Good Book " 
Book mark -- printed in brown ink with decorative border (pyramids and the sphinx). Light card (16.6 cm x 6.8 cm) advertising Beecham's Glycerine & Cucumber, Birkbeck Bank & Joseph Gillot's Pens (prizes 1878 & 1889); on verso adverts for Sunlight Soap & Arabine marking ink Undated but adverts suggest 1890s. Clean bright, very good. 
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4 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. 
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5 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: 18.00 GBP
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6 Adams, Mrs Leith [ie Bertha Adams] Colour Sergeant No. 1 Company (1894)
London Jarrold 1897 Hardcover Good Book 
Fourth Edition, Imperial Series. Original illustrated beige cloth. Corners rubbed, cloth a little darkened, bookplate on front free endpaper, intermittent light foxing, good. 
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7 Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark] Random Shots (1879)
London Ward, Lock & Co. 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. 
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8 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. 
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9 Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark] Elbow Room. A Novel Without a Plot (1876)
London Ward, Lock & Co. Hardcover Very Good Book A. B. Frost 
Authorised Edition. Undated reprint, c1880. Original green cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt: yellow endpapers. A little scuffing, light foxing, very good. 
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10 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. 
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11 Aide, Hamilton Carr of Carrlyon (1862)
London Chatto & Windus Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition, undated (c1900). Original blindstamped crimson cloth. Spine lightly sunned, small chip at foot of spine, good. A melodrama of love, treachery and revenge set in Italy and Paris.. 
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12 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. 
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13 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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14 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison The Star Chamber (1854)
London George Routledge & Sons Hardcover Good Book } Phiz (Hablôt K. Brown) 
Routledge's Octavo Novels: George Routledge & Sons, nd (c1871). Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt; brown endpapers, with announcement of first volumes in series "to be issued at monthly intervals". Cloth rubbed in a couple of places on hinges and a little at head of spine, foxing and spotting (mostly on prelims), owner's name stamp on recto of frontispiece, otherwise good. 
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15 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Old St Paul A Tale of the Plague and the Fire (1841)
London George Routledge & Sons Hardcover Very Good Book } John Franklin & H. K. Browne 
Routledge's Octavo Novels: George Routledge & Sons, nd (c1871). Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt; brown endpapers, with announcement of first volumes in series "to be issued at monthly intervals". A little scuffing on extremities foxing and spotting (mostly on prelims), owner's name stamp on recto of frontispiece, otherwise very good. 
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16 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Old St Paul's. A Tale of the Plague and the Fire (1841)
London Parry, Blankarn & Co. 1847 Hardcover Good Book > 
New [ie First One Volume] Edition. Illustrated by John Franklin & H. K. Browne [Phiz]. Original fine-ribbed brown cloth, blindstamped on boards, 3 illustrations in gilt on spine. Recased with spine relaid and new endpapers (50 years ago). Corners rubbed, gilt a little rubbed spine, foxing spots on plates, one page has short tear at foot, good. Wolff [64b] 
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17 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Auriol or The Elixir of Life (1850 as Auriol. Fragment of a Romance)
London George Routledge & Sons Hardcover Good Book 
Author's Edition. Undated, c1900. Original red cloth, with blindtstamped pattern of roses around image of Windsor Castle on front board. Spine lightly sunned, paper, lightly browned good. Ainsworth's unfinished supernatural romance was serialised in Ainsworth's Magazine -- as Revelations of London -- before appearing in the first collected edition of Ainsworth's novels as Auriol. The volume also contains two short stories: The Old London Merchant & A Night's Adventure in Rome. 
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18 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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19 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison St James's: or, The Court of Queen Anne. An Historical Romance (1844)
London George Routledge & Sons 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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20 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance (1843)
Paris Galignani 1843 First European Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Mid C19th green leather with pink and black mottled boards. Edges lightly scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracking (joints tight) undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. Possibly the first European edition: Baudry also produced a Paris edition in the same year. 
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21 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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22 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison The Constable of the Tower (1861)
London George Routledge & Sons 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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23 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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24 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. 
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25 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison Boscobel or The Royal Oak. A Tale of the Year 1651 (1872)
London George Routledge & Sons 1874 Hardcover Very Good Book } 
Routledge's Octavo Novels. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt; brown endpapers, with book lists of titles in the Octavo Novels series. A little light scuffing, a little light foxing/browning on prelims, owner's name stamp on recto of frontispiece, very good. One of the more successful of Ainsworth's later novels. A heavy volume which may require additional postage. 
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26 Ainsworth, W. [William] Harrison James the Second or The Revolution of 1688 (1848)
London George Routledge & Co 1890 Hardcover Fair Book 
Author's Copyright Edition. Paperback issue rebound in dark green leather over black beaded cloth. Leather worn on corner pieces and with 2 cm chip to head of spine; reading room stamps on title page; fair. An unaccountably difficult early Ainsworth title. Sadleir ranks the first edition as the second most difficult Ainsworth title: but even the reprint editions are scarce. This is a good reading copy in a somewhat battered binding. 
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27 Ainsworth, William Harrison The Lord Mayor of London (1862)
London George Routledge & Sons Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c !900. Original blindstamped red cloth, with Windsor Castle in gitl on front board. Some foxing, otherwise good. 
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28 Ainsworth, William Harrison Mervyn Clitheroe (1858)
London George Routledge & Sons 1895 Hardcover Good Book 
Author's Copyright Edition. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt: publisher's brown monogrammed endpapers. A few light marks, paper on rear inner joint chipped (but joint tight), good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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29 Ainsworth, William Harrison Boscobel or The Royal Oak A Tale of the Year 1651 (1872)
London George Routledge & Sons 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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30 Ainsworth, William Harrison The Miser's Daughter (1842)
London George Routledge & Sons Hardcover Very Good Book 
Routledge's Octavo Novels, undated (c1872). Illustrated. Original brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt; brown endpapers, with book lists of titles in the Octavo Novels series. A little light scuffing, a little light foxing on prelims, owner's name stamp on recto of frontispiece, inscription (1872) on half-title, very good.. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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31 Ainsworth, William Harrison The Constable de Bourbon (1866)
London Chapman & Hall 1866 First Edition in Three Volumes Hardcover Good Book } 
Three volumes uniformly bound in late C19th maroon leather over red boards; titles in gilt on spines, "Ainsworth" in black on front boards; pink marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Leather rubbed at heads of spines, good. Sadleir [7] in original cloth. Half titles not called for. A heavy 3 volume set which will require additional postage. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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32 Albanesi, Madame [Effie Maria] A Young Man from the Country (1906)
London Hurst & Blackett 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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33 Albanesi, Madame [Effie Maria], Writing as Effie Adelaide Rowlands Hester Trefusis (1912)
London Hurst & Blackett 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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34 Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott] Little Men Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871)
London Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle 1872 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New [ie Fourth] Edition. Frontispiece. Original brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black; grey endpapers; all edges gilt. Minimal scuffing, a little foxing, inscription (1873) and bookseller's impressed stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good. Publisher's catalogue for October 1871 bound in at end. 
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35 Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott] Something to Do
London Ward, Lock & Tyler 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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36 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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37 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] The Heritage of Langdale (1877)
London Hutchinson & Co. Hardcover Good Book 
Cheap Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; dark blue endpapers. Spine dulled, otherwise good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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38 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] Look Before You Leap (1865)
London Macmillan & Co. 1900 Hardcover Good Book 
Two-Shilling Library. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue (gilt on spine). Spine tips scuffed, spine darkened, a few light marks on cloth, page edges browned, good. The story of a hasty elopement and its unhappy consequences. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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39 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] Beaton's Bargain (1886) & At Bay (1885)
London Frederick Warne & Co. Hardcover Very Good Book 
Warne's London Library. Undated copies (c1886). Two volumes bound as one in late C19th dark blue-green leather over marbled boards; green endpapers. Edges rubbed, otherwise very good. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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40 Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector] Her Dearest Foe (1876)
London Macmillan & Co. 1899 Hardcover Good Book 
Two Shilling Library. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, cloth nicked on spine ends, a few light marks, paper browned on page edges, good.. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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41 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. 
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42 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. 
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43 Allen, Grant The Tents of Shem
London The Caxton Publishing Company Hardcover Very Good Book 
First Thus. Undated, 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. 
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44 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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45 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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46 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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47 Andersen, Hans Christian The Improvisatore: or, Life in Italy, [translated] from the Danish...by Mary Howitt (1845). [Improvisatoren, 1835]
London Ward and Lock 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: 30.00 GBP
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48 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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49 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] Toddles and Us and Others (1901)
London Jarrold Hardcover Very Good Book 
Fifth Edition. Original decorated brown cloth. Illustrated by C. Harrison. Lightly bumped on edges, browning on endpapers, signature (in pencil), otherwise a clean bright copy, very good. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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50 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] At School with Troddles (originally published as The Runaways)
London Stanley Paul & Co. 1926 Hardcover Good Book 
Third Edition. Original green cloth. Corners bumped, good. Humorous story of school-life: part of a series of boisterous comedies featuring Troddles. Written for an adult audience. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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51 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] The Burglings of Tutt. Being Some Exploits in the Life of an Expert (1905)
London Jarrold 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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52 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. 
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53 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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54 Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] & William Reginald Hodder In Fear of a Throne (1911)
London Stanley Paul & Co Hardcover Good Book 
Third Edition, c1912. Illustrated. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Paper lightly browned, closed tear to inner margin of preface leaf, otherwise good. A "Prisoner of Zenda story gone wrong...woven around the massy figure of Troddles" (Hodder's Preface) 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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55 Andom, Robert [ie Alfred Barrett] Troddles Farm (1914)
London Jarrold Hardcover Good Book B. Livett 
Undated edition. Original illustrated green cloth. Trace of removed label on front board, extremities nicked/scuffed, good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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56 Andrews, Horace J. The Indian Idol Mystery (1938)
London The Modern Publishing Company 1938 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Undated first edition [1938]. Decorated title page. Original blue boards, advertisements on endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, paper lightly browned throughout, good. "A Grim Murder Story". 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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57 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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58 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 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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59 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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60 Anonymous Strange Tales of Peril and Adventure (1890)
London R. T. S. (Religious Tract Society) Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1905. Illustrated. Original illustrated green cloth. Corners rubbed, inscription (1924) on front free endpaper, foxing and smudgy marks in text good. A collection of hairsbreadth escapes, odd adventures etc for boy readers 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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61 Anonymous The Family Story-Teller: Lady Olivia's Step-Daughters
London William Stevens Hardcover Good Book 
Undated. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt, with advertisements on endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise good. 
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62 Anonymous The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, King of the Beggars, Containing His Life, A Dictionary of Cant Language and Many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man (1745)
Tiverton W. Salter 1812 Hardcover Good Good Book 
Frontispiece, vignette title page and two further illustrations in prelims. Illustrations and title page dated 1812: preface dated 1813. Mid C19th black leather over purple beaded cloth; raised bands and dark red title label on spine; brown endpapers. Extremities lightly scuffed, light foxing, good. One of a number of different variations of the story of the rogue and imposter, and general teller of tall stories, the first version of which appeared in 1745. Illustrations show "Carew in the American Forest", and "Carew Disguised as an Old Woman". 
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63 Anonymous Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters
London Richard Edward King 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. 
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64 Anonymous Arden of Faversham
London J. M. Dent 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Good Book 
The Temple Dramatists. With a Preface, Notes etc by Rev Ronald Blayne. Small format hardback in green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lettering dulled, otherwise good. 
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65 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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66 Anonymous [author of the Two Miss Flemings] Rare Pale Margaret
New York Harper & Brothers Disbound Good Book < 
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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67 Anonymous [Fanny Lablanche] The Family Story-Teller: That Girl!
London William Stevens Hardcover Good Book 
Undated. 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. 
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68 Anonymous [Mrs Henry Dudeney] The Family Story-Teller: Those Irish Eyes!
London William Stevens Hardcover Good Book 
Undated. 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) Those Irish Eyes! is attributed to Alice DUDENEY (aka Mrs Henry DUDENEY). 
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69 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". 
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70 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. 
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71 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. 
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72 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. 
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73 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. 
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74 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. 
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75 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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76 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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77 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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78 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. 
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79 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. 
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80 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Vice Versâ or A Lesson To Fathers (1882)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1882 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Seventeenth Edition. Original pale brown cloth, with decorative bands in black on front board (repeated blind on rear board), lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, two tiny chips to cloth at head of spine, spine a trifle darkened, a few foxing spots on prelims, otherwise a tight copy, very good. Anstey's big best-seller -- a comic fantasy in which father and son exchange bodies/souls with each other. The book ran through numerous editions in the first year of publication, and had reached the twenty-first edition by 1883.. 
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81 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] Salted Almonds (1906)
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1906 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Second Impression. Original sage green cloth, lettered in gilt. A little foxing on early pages, otherwise very good. A collection of humorous stories, some in dialogue form. 
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82 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey GUTHRIE] Voces Populi. [reprinted from Punch]. Second Series (1892)
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1892 First Edition Hardcover Good Book Bernard Partridge 
Original floral-patterned boards with white faux-vellum spine, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine darkened, rubbed on spine tips and board edges, foxing on prelims, good. 
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83 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey GUTHRIE] The Giant's Robe
London Hodder & Stoughton 1912 Hardcover Good Book 
Pocket edition reprint, dated 1912 at foot of final page. Original green cloth. Frontispiece. paper browned on page edges throughout, otherwise good. 
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84 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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85 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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86 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 
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87 Armstrong, Captain C[laudius] F.: The Cruise of the Daring, A Tale of the Sea (1860)
London Ward, Lock & Tyler Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1870. Mid C19th binder's green cloth. Small nick at head of spine, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Nautical novel: scarce. 
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88 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. 
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89 Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur] The Widow's Son and Other Tales
London James Blackwood Hardcover Very Good Book 
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. 
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90 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. 
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91 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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92 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. 
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93 Ashworth, John Simple Records, Second Series (1872/3)
London & Manchester Tubbs and Brook/Simpkin, Marshall & Co. etc Hardcover Very Good Book 
Sixth thousand ("6,000"). Original green cloth, blocked in black gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, inscription (1875) on front free endpaper, very good. A collection of 16 short stories. Ashworth was a Lancashire writer, born in Rochdale. Scarce. 
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94 Ashworth, John Strange Tales from Humble Life, Second Series (1865)
London Morgan and Chase Hardcover Good Book 
58th Thousand. Undated, c1880. Original lilac cloth, yellow endpapers. No lettering on spine. Spine sunned, a few light marks, good. 12 short stories. 
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95 Askew, Alice & Claude Fate--and Drusilla (1910); Wild Sheba (1910); Destiny (1911); The Golden Girl (1913)
London Hutchinson & Ward, Lock Hardcover Very Good Book 
7d Novels: Hurst & Blackett/Ward, Lock & Co., undated (c1912 - 15). Four pocket editions, two from each publisher. Frontispiece in each volume. Original green cloth (Hutchinson) and original red cloth (Ward, Lock), lettered and decorated in gilt. A little foxing; The Golden Girl a little dulled, otherwise very good. The Askews were a hugely prolific husband-and-wife writing team: they produced over 90 novels in the 13 years between their first (The Shulamite) in 1904 and their death together (their ship was torpedoed) in 1917. 
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96 Atherton, Gertude The Conqueror
London Macmillan & Co. 1903 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Third impression. Original blue cloth. light scuffing, very good. A biography-cum novel of the life of Alexander Hamilton. 
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97 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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98 Atherton, Gertude Mrs Balfame
London John Murray 1916 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original crimson cloth. Corners lightly scuffed, small plate for Harrod's Circulating Library on rear pastedown, inscription (1917) on front free endpaper, very good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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99 Atherton, Gertude Dormant Fires (1922 as Sleeping Fires)
London John Murray 1922 First British Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Originally published in the USA in the same year under the title Sleeping Fires. Original deep crimson cloth. Corners scuffed, spine lightly sunned, with title lettering oxidised, paper on rear inner joint lightly cracking (but joint tight), good. 
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100 Austin, Stella Great Grandmother's Shoes. A Story for Children
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1902 Hardcover Good Book 
Fourth Edition. Illustrated by W. H. C. Groome. Original illustrated grey cloth; yellow endpapers. Rubbed on corners and head/foot of spine, a few light marks, owner's inscription (1906) on front free endpaper, good. 
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