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1 Various Authors: Walter Besant, Arthur Pattison, B. L. Farjeon etc All the Year Round, Extra Christmas Numbers 1885 - 1891
London 1891 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Contains: Christmas Number 1885: Self or Bearer by Walter BESANT. Complete short novel. Christmas Number 1886: The Holy Rose by Walter BESANT. Complete short novel. Christmas Number 1887: "I'll Tell Thee, Dick, Where I Have Been" by Arthur PATTERSON, edited by Walter BESANT. Complete short novel. Christmas Number 1888: short stories including: What Became of Mr Blindweed by B. L. FARJEON, My Wonderful Dream by C. L. PIRKIS, The Cardinal's Hands by Frederick TALBOT, A Cold Christmas by Eleanor C. PRICE, Doctor Cornelius by RITA. Christmas Number 1890: "Merry, Merry Boys" by B. L. FARJEON. Complete short novel. Spring Number 1891: short stories including: Loveday by RITA, A House of Echoes by C. L. PIRKIS, A Whisper by Esme STUART, Measure for Measure by Mrs Leith ADAMS, Redmayn's Wife by T. W. SPEIGHT. Christmas Number 1891: An Outstanding Debt by Mary Angela DICKENS. Complete short novel. 8 issues bound together (without original wrappers) in late C19th dark green binder's cloth, yellow endpapers. A little scuffed, a little foxing, very good. A heavy item which will require additional postage outside the UK. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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2 Various Authors: James Payn, Dutton Cook, Walter Besant, James Rice All the Year Round, New Series, Volume XVII (17), September 1876 - February 1877
London 26 Wellington Street 1876 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Contains: What He Cost Her by James Payn. Continuation of ongoing serialisation. Doubleday's Children by Dutton Cook. Start of serialisation. The Extra Xmas Number for 1876: When the Ship Comes Home [by Walter Besant & James Rice]. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in gilt; later yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a little light foxing, very good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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3 Various Authors, Richard Ashe King, Eleanor C. Price, Walter Besant, Theo Gift, Annie Thomas etc All the Year Round, New Series, Volume XXXIII (33), November 1883 - April 1884
London All the Year Round 1884 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 
Contains: A Drawn Game by Basil (Richard Ashe King). Continuation of ongoing serialisation. Jenifer by Mrs Pender Cudlip (Annie Thomas). Conclusion of serialisation. Gerald by Eleanor C. Price. Start of serialisation. The Extra Christmas Number for 1883 bound in at end contains A Golden Fortune by Walter Besant, Miss Jones by Madge Hepworth Dixon & What was He? by Theo Gift [a ghost story]. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly marked on board edges, two holes )one 3 cms long) on rear hinge, thus fair/good. A heavy book which will require additional postage outside the UK. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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4 Various Authors: Walter Besant Etc All the Year Round, New Series, Volume XXXIX (39). Contains The Holy Rose by Walter Besant
London 26 Wellington Street 1887 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Contains: The Holy Rose by Walter Besant. Extra Christmas Number for 1886. All the Year Round, An Unconventional Almanac for 1887: In Beauty's Cause, The Count's Story, The Soldier's Story (all anonymous). A Dateless Bargain by C. L. Purkiss. Chapters I - LII. Lost in the Valley. Anonymous. Complete serialisation. Late C19th tan leather over lilac cloth; raised bands and title labels on spine. Cloth lightly sunned, good. The Unconventional Almanac is an extra Christmas "extra number", containing stories (and a calendar, obituaries etc). Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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5 Besant, Walter Armorel of Lyonesse. A Romance of To-day (1890)
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1901 Hardcover Good Book 
Two volumes bound as one in blue binder's cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Small split to cloth at head of lower hinge, lightly scuffed, undated signatures, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Todd [2702a/03] First issues; series half-titles bound in. A novel partly set in the Scilly Isles. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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6 Besant, Walter Armorel of Lyonesse. A Romance of To-day (1890)
London Chatto & Windus 1907 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Impression. Original brown cloth on limp boards, blocked in black, title on gilt block on spine. Corners lightly scuffed, some marks on rear board, very good. Issued in the smaller format originally known as the "Popular Two Shilling Novels". 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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7 Besant, Walter Beyond the Dreams of Avarice
New York Harper & Brothers 1895 First American Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original light green cloth, blocked in darker green and gilt. Corners bumped, a little scuffing, light foxing, good+ 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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8 Various Authors: Guy Boothby, Walter Besant, Mrs Oliphant Chambers's Journal for 1896. Contains: The Fascination of the King (Boothby), The Master Craftsman (Besant), The Strange Adventures of John Percival (Oliphant)
London W. & R. Chambers 1896 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Contains: The Fascination of the King by Guy Boothby (complete serialisation); The Master Craftsman by Walter Besant (complete serialisation); The Strange Adventures of John Percival by Mrs Oliphant (complete serialisation). Shorter pieces include: After the Fact by E. W. Hornung, The Disbursement Sheet by W. W. Jacobs, The Marked Half-Sovereign by J. S. Fletcher, The Plaza of Sta Marta by Harold Bindloss, etc. Late C19th blue binder's cloth. A little scuffed and bumped, a little foxing, but otherwise a tight copy: good+. Heavy: may require additional postage. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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9 Besant, Walter Fifty Years Ago (1888)
London Chatto & Windus 1888 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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10 Besant, Walter For Faith and Freedom (1889)
London Chatto & Windus 1889 Hardcover Very Good Book A. Forestier & F. Waddy 
New (ie First One-Volume) Edition. Original blue-grey cloth, blocked in black, green-and-white patterned endpapers. Light mark on front board, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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11 Besant, Walter For Faith and Freedom (1889)
London Chatto & Windus 1889 Hardcover Good Book A. Forestier & F Waddy 
New (ie First One-Volume) Edition. Original blue-grey cloth, blocked in black, green-and-white patterned endpapers. Spine considerably dulled, with nicks head & foot: otherwise good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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12 Besant, Walter Herr Paulus, His Rise, His Greatness, His Fall (1888)
London Chatto & Windus 1888 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition [ie First One-Volume edition]. Piccadilly Novels. Original grey-blue cloth, blocked in black; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, spine a little dulled/sunned, bookplate on front pastedown, good. The story of the unmasking of a fraudulent "medium". 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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13 Besant, Walter In Deacon's Orders and Other Stories (1895)
London Chatto & Windus 1895 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Frontispiece by A. Forester. Original maroon cloth, illustrated in black on front board; grey-and-white flower patterned endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, paper on inner joints lightly cracked, a few foxing spots, otherwise good/very good. Wolff [450]. The title novella is a study of "religiosity": the hero is enthralled by the trappings and glamour if not by the meaning of Christianity. The other stories, which include some of Besant's sharpest work, are: Peer and Heiress, The Equal Woman, The Shrinking Shoe, Quarantine Island, In Three Weeks, One and Two, A Night with Tantalus, The Solid Gold Reef Company Limited, To the Third and Fourth Generation & King David's Friend. Publisher's catalogue dated March 1895 bound in at end. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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14 Various Authors: Walter Besant, Mrs Oliphant, W. E. Norris, E. Nesbit. Longman's Magazine, Volume XIV (14), May - October 1889
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1889 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Contains: The Bell of St Paul's by Walter Besant. Continuation of serialisation. Lady Car: The Sequel of a Life by Mrs Oliphant. Conclusion of serialisation. Mrs Fenton by W. E. Norris. Start of serialisation. Short stories etc include: A Musical Triumph & A Surprise Party by Margaret Hunt, Only a Joke by E. Nesbit (as "Fabian Bland"). Articles include: A Hill-Top Stronghold & Tropical Education by Grant Allen. Dark tan leather over red marbled boards; ruled in black on spines with brown and green leather title labels and gilt decorations; dark red marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, some foxing, good. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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15 Besant, Walter & James Rice My Little Girl (1873)
London Chatto & Windus 1887 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Library Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Late Piccadilly Novels style binding: ornately blindstamped navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, a few foxing spots, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. Besant & Rice's second joint novel. Partially set in Mauritius ("Palmiste Island") where Besant had worked as a teacher for several years. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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16 Besant, Walter No Other Way (1902)
London Chatto & Windus 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Title page printed in red and black. Original striped crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on banner designs on front board; top edge gilt. Scuffed/rubbed on spine ends, catalogue pages tanned, foxing spots throughout, good. Sadleir [197]. Publisher's catalogue for March 1902 bound in at end. Besant's last novel, a historical romance with some uncomfortable racial overtones. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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17 Various Authors: Allen Upward, Walter Besant, Anthony Hope, S. R. Crockett, Stanley J. Weyman, George Griffith Pearson's Magazine, Volume I (1), January - June 1896
London C. Arthur Pearson 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Contains: Secrets of the Courts of Europe. Confidences of an Ex-Ambassador by Allen UPWARD. Six stories. Illustrated. The Charm and Other Drawing-Room Plays by Walter BESANT and Walter HERRIES. Six one-act plays. Illustrated. Short stories include: The Vigil of Count Amadeo by Anthony HOPE, A Dramatic Point & The Shadow of the Greenback by Robert BARR, Billiam by S. R. CROCKETT, London's Danger, Stealing a President & The Ransom by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE, Nell Gwyn by F. Frankfort MOORE, Flore by Stanley J. WEYMAN, A Photograph of the Invisible by George GRIFFITH, The Retiring of Domsie by Ian MACLAREN. Original grey cloth on bevelled boards, with art nouveau decorations in green, brown and gilt on front board and spine. Spine sunned and somewhat dulled, otherwise good. A heavy volume which will require additional postage. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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18 Besant, Walter Rabelais (1879)
London William Blackwood & Sons 1885 Hardcover Very Good Book 
reprint. Issued as part of the series "Foreign Classics for English Readers" edited by Mrs Oliphant. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Corners bumped, light foxing, very good. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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19 Besant, Walter & James Rice Sir Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London
London Chatto & Windus 1902 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Frontispiece. Original light brown cloth with shiled in gilt on front board. Faint pink flush to rear board, spine faintly sunned, a few light marks on cloth, foxing spots, gift inscription (1907) on front free endpaper, good. A biography, not a novel. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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20 Besant, Walter The Bell of St Paul's (1889)
London Chatto & Windus 1890 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original grey blue cloth, decoratively blocked in black; convulvulus-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, spine a little dulled, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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