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Beckside Lights, Ackworth, John [ie Frederick Smith]
1 Ackworth, John [ie Frederick Smith] Beckside Lights
London Charles Kelly 1897 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original black cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Endpapers lightly browned, otherwise very good. A sequel to Clog Shop Chronicles -- 9 tales of Lancashire life: The Student, Leah's Lover, Sally's Redemption, Lige's Legacy, The Memory of the Just, Isaac's Angel, Isaac's Fiddle, The Harmonium, The Haunted Man. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Doc and Some Others (1917), Aesculapius, A Surgeon of the Royal Navy
2 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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Told by the Colonel (1893), Alden, W. L. [William Livingstone Alden]
3 Alden, W. L. [William Livingstone Alden] Told by the Colonel (1893)
London McClure & Co 1893 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated. Original two-tone cloth: red boards lettered in black; blue spine, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks, very good. Tall stories told by a Yankee Colonel to a group of friends in Paris. Alden was American himself but spent the last years of his life in England, where he was a regular contributor to magazines such as The Strand. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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The Book of Ballynoggin (1902), Alexander, L. C. [Louis Charles Alexander]
4 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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The Fortune of a Spendthrift and Other Items (1895), Andom, R. [ie Alfred Walter Barrett] & Fred Harewood
5 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. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Scenes and Sketches, Anonymous
6 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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Strange Tales of Peril and Adventure (1890), Anonymous
7 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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters, Anonymous
8 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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The Orphans of Malvern and Other Tales, Anonymous
9 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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Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
10 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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Percy and Others. Sketches Mainly Reprinted from Punch (1915), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
11 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. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Last Load. Stories and Essays (1925), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
12 Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie] The Last Load. Stories and Essays (1925)
London Methuen & Co. 1925 First Edition, late Issue Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original grey cloth. Lightly scuffed, a little light foxing, very good. Wolff [160], with "undated" publisher's catalogue:. Wolff apparently overlooked the code dating at foot on last leaf. Originally issued in blue cloth, with the code date "625" (June 1925) and later issued in as a remainder/reissue in grey cloth, dated "1029" (October 1929). Anstey's final and uncommon collection of 17 humorous short stories and essays. This copy is the late remainder issue with the later code dating. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Talking Horse and Other Stories (1892), Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]
13 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. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Wine of Finvarra and Other Stories (1902), Antrobus, C. [Clara Louisa Antrobus]
14 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" 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Attack on the Farm and Other Stories (1899), Arnold, Andrew W.
15 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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The Widow's Son and Other Tales, Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur]
16 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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Simple Records, Second Series (1872/3), Ashworth, John
17 Ashworth, John Simple Records, Second Series (1872/3)
London & Manchester Tubbs and Brook/Simpkin, Marshall & Co. etc 1875 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. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Strange Tales from Humble Life, Second Series (1865), Ashworth, John
18 Ashworth, John Strange Tales from Humble Life, Second Series (1865)
London Morgan and Chase 1880 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. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Cricket Heron, Bacheller, Irving
19 Bacheller, Irving Cricket Heron
London T. Fisher Unwin 1909 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original steel blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Title page printed in red and black. Small name stamp on front free endpaper, light foxing, small nick at head of spine, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good+. Scarce. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Watchmaker's Daughter and Other Tales (1882), Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks]
20 Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks] The Watchmaker's Daughter and Other Tales (1882)
Manchester & London Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1890 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Late issue. Dated 1882, but clearly in a later binding style to the usual first edition, and with an undated catalogue bound in at end. Probably dates to around 1890. Illustrated. Original red cloth, blocked in black on front board, blocked in black and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on cloth, very good. Collection of thirteen stories. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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