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An Edinburgh Eleven. Pencil Portraits from College Life (1886), Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew Barrie]
1 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew Barrie] An Edinburgh Eleven. Pencil Portraits from College Life (1886)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1894 Hardcover Very Good Book 
[Reprint]. Bound as for the first edition in binding of British Weekly, with Barrie's pseudonym (Gavin Ogilvy) on the front board. Original beige cloth. Inscription (1897) on front free endpaper, very good. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Rabelais (1879), Besant, Walter
2 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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French Men, Women and Books (1910), Betham-Edwards, M [Matilda Betham Edwards]
3 Betham-Edwards, M [Matilda Betham Edwards] French Men, Women and Books (1910)
London Chapman & Hall 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
8 portraits of French authors. Original royal blue cloth, framed and lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine a little dulled, a few foxing spots, very good. Essays by the francophile English novelist, largely on less well-known French writers. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Last Victorian. R. D. Blackmore and his Novels by Kenneth Budd (1960), Blackmore, R. D]  Kenneth Budd
4 Blackmore, R. D] Kenneth Budd The Last Victorian. R. D. Blackmore and his Novels by Kenneth Budd (1960)
London Centaur Press 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original green cloth: very good. Original illustrated dustwrapper: very good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth, Chambers, William & Robert (editors)
5 Chambers, William & Robert (editors) Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth
Edinburgh William & Robert Chambers 1836 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Mid C19th green cloth on light boards; hand-cut leather title label on spine. Corners scuffed, some faint marking on edges on rear board, very good 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Wilkie Collins (1951), Collins, Wilkie] Kenneth Robinson
6 Collins, Wilkie] Kenneth Robinson Wilkie Collins (1951)
London Davis-Poynter 1974 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
[Second edition]. Original grey cloth; very good. Original illustrated white dustwrapper. Edges lightly scuffed and a touch of darkening to spine: good. One of the books on Collins which appeared in the 1950s and spearheaded a revival in the interest of the father of the sensation novel. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Marie Corelli, the Writer and the Woman by Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell (1903), Corelli, Marie] Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell
7 Corelli, Marie] Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell Marie Corelli, the Writer and the Woman by Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell (1903)
London Hutchinson & Co 1903 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers browned, light foxing, good. A friendly appreciation of the novelist. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Trooper 3809. A Private For Saleier of the Third Republic, Decle, Lionel
8 Decle, Lionel Trooper 3809. A Private For Saleier of the Third Republic
London Heinemann 1899 Hardcover Fair Book H. Chartier 
[Second Edition]. Original red cloth with illustration on front board. Lightly scuffed, very good. Reminiscences of a life in the French army, intended to show that the Dreyfus affair was a result of an unjust and tough military system. Non-fiction. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841), Dumas, Alexandre
9 Dumas, Alexandre Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841)
London Offices of the National Illustrated Library 1851 First English Edition Hardcover Good Book 
National Illustrated Library. Undated [1851]. With 50 engravings on wood. Full leather, blocked in gilt (on front board) with cameo design with ornate framing and Greek motto, for the Glasgow Collegiate & Commercial Academy, with the same design blocked in blind on rear board; raised bands and leather title label on spine, marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few very small scrapes to leather on board edges, small chip on bottom spine corner of front board, good. The first of 5 books by Dumas describing his travels in southern Europe in the years 1834 - 6. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Cavaliers of Fortune: or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars (1859), Grant, James
10 Grant, James Cavaliers of Fortune: or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars (1859)
London George Routledge & Sons 1865 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint (c1865), probably originally issued as a yellowback. Early C20th rebinding in maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges marbled; brown endpapers. Address stamp on front endpapers, otherwise crisp, bright, very good. Sketches of military heroes and their lives and campaigns. Grant wrote a long series of historical and military novels (and a handful of supernatural stories as well), but this work is non-fiction. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Frank Harris His Life and Adventures An Autobiography, Harris, Frank
11 Harris, Frank Frank Harris His Life and Adventures An Autobiography
London The Richards Press 1947 Hardcover Good Book 
Second printing of this one volume abridgement of the notorious autobiography, originally published privately in Paris (1922 -7). Original maroon cloth. Lightly sunned on spine, a few marks on boards, good 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Our Hundred Days in Europe (1887), Holmes, Oliver Wendell
12 Holmes, Oliver Wendell Our Hundred Days in Europe (1887)
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1894 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New & Cheaper Edition. Original maroon cloth. Sunned on spine, a little foxing, Reading Society prize note and signature on front free endpaper, very good. American novelist Holmes travelled to Europe and recorded his impressions. By "Europe" he means principally England, with a brief trip to Edinburgh, and another to Paris. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Vacation Rambles (1896), Hughes, Thomas
13 Hughes, Thomas Vacation Rambles (1896)
London Macmillan & Co. 1896 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Second Edition. Original green cloth; dark blue endpapers. Light scuffing, private library plates on front endpapers, very good. Edited by the author's daughter. A work of non-fiction travelogue, by the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Jean Ingelow Victorian Poetess, Ingelow, Jean] Maureen Peters
14 Ingelow, Jean] Maureen Peters Jean Ingelow Victorian Poetess
Ipswich The Boydell Press 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original lilac cloth: very good. Original glazed white dustwrapper: light soiling, very good. Ingelow was a poetess, but also wrote stories for girls, and number of novels for adult readers: Off The Skelligs (1872), Fated to be Free (1875), Sarah de Berenger (1879) 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Lytton Strachey A Critical Study, Iyengar, K. R. Srinivasa
15 Iyengar, K. R. Srinivasa Lytton Strachey A Critical Study
London Chatto & Windus 1939 First British Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original green cloth. no dustwrapper. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise clean, tight copy, good. The author was Professor of English at Lingaraj College, University of Bombay 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Robert Buchanan, Some Account of His Life, His Life's Work, and His Literary Friendships by Harriet Jay (1903), Jay, Harriet [Robert Buchanan
16 Jay, Harriet [Robert Buchanan Robert Buchanan, Some Account of His Life, His Life's Work, and His Literary Friendships by Harriet Jay (1903)
London T. Fisher Unwin 1903 First Edition Hardcover Fair Book 
Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black and yellow. Small repair to cloth at head of spine, a few light marks on cloth, light foxing, fair/good. The biography of novelist and poet Buchanan, compiled and written by his adopted daughter and fellow novelist Harriet Jay. Several chapters are contributed by other novelists: R. E. Francillon, George R. Sims, Henry Murray. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Books and Bookmen, Lang, Andrew
17 Lang, Andrew Books and Bookmen
London Longmans 1892 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A little dulling on board edges, signature (undated) on front pastedown, good 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Letters on Literature, Lang, Andrew
18 Lang, Andrew Letters on Literature
London Longmans 1892 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A little dulling on board edges, signature (1927) on front pastedown, good 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Old Friends, Lang, Andrew
19 Lang, Andrew Old Friends
London Longmans 1892 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A little dulling on board edges, signature (1926) on front pastedown, top edge of half-title torn off, otherwise good 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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England's Antiphon (1868), MacDonald, George
20 MacDonald, George England's Antiphon (1868)
London Macmillan & Co. 1874 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Reprint. Title page printed in red, blue and black. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt; blue patterned endpapers. Spine a little dulled, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise very good. A history and selection of English poetry. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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