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"Pip" A Romance of Youth

By: Hay, Ian [ie John Hay Beith]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1914


Shilling edition. original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine ends scuffed, page edges lightly browned, a little light foxing, otherwise good. View more info

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A Bird of Passage (1886)

By: Croker, B. M. [Bithia Mary Croker]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1886


New Edition. Original sage-green cloth on limp boards, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine. Spine tips scuffed, signature (1899) on front free endpaper, inkspots on edge of spine, otherwise good. A good-humoured (and often comically free-wheeling) romance which moves from the tropical wilds of the Andaman Islands -- with depictions of colonial life in the East and adventures on land and sea -- to a decayed estate in southern Ireland... View more info

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A Chateau in Picardy

By: Sutcliffe, Halliwell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1919


Reprint. Frontispiece. Original pinky-red cloth, lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned, paper lightly browned throughout, good. View more info

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A Child's History of Scotland (1895)

By: Oliphant, Mrs [Margaret Oliphant]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895

Edition: First Edition


The Children's Study Illustrated. Late C19th rebinding in green leather over green cloth-covered boards, retaining original publisher's patterned blue-and-white endpapers. A little foxing on endpapers, very good. View more info

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A Conspiracy of Silence (1889)

By: Colmore, G [Gertrude Dunn, later Weaver]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1894


Popular 3s 6d Novels Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine quite sunned, a few light marks, good. Eustace Sotheran keeps the fact that there is hereditary insanity in his family hidden from his fiancée; in which conspiracy he is aided by his future mother-in-law. "The story of the opening of Charlotte's eyes is told with considerable power but almost sickening detail." (review in The Spectator). View more info

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A Cornish Harbour. A Story of Old Newquay, with a Preface by Sir Robert Edgecumbe (1881 as A Marine Residence and Other Stories)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1916

Edition: First Thus


Original green cloth, lettered in yellow. Corners scuffed, spine faintly sunned, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Not in Wolff, under either title. One of the scarcest of Payn's novels: this edition is made up of unused sheets from a previous issue, as the original title -- A Marine Residence -- is given as the running title throughout. A short tale of a residence in Newquay ("Boddlecombe"), in the days before railways -- the comedy of house letting and diffic... View more info

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A Crack County (1888)

By: Kennard, Mrs Edward [ie Mary Kennard]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co., 1889

Edition: First One-Volume Edition


Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, in gilt on spine; green flower-patterned endpapers. Two dull patches on front board, corners scuffed, owner's initials on half-title and title pages, good. First published in three volumes in 1888. One of Kennard's horsey hunting novels. View more info

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A Crack County (1888)

By: Kennard, Mrs Edward [ie Mary Kennard]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co., 1889

Edition: First One-Volume Edition


Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, in gilt on spine; green flower-patterned endpapers. A little soiled, text block a little shaken, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. First published in three volumes in 1888. One of Kennard's horsey hunting novels. View more info

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A Daughter of Heth

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1892


New and Revised Edition. Photograph of author as frontispiece. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise tight, very good. Black's most famous novel: the story of a Catholic girl brought to live with a Protestant family in south-west Scotland. When the girl seeks the friendship of a local nobleman, tragedy ensues. View more info

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A Daughter of Music (1894)

By: Colmore, G [Gertrude Dunn, later Weaver]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1894

Edition: 3rd Edition


Popular [ie Third, and First One-Volume] Edition. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, a few light marks, good. The author was an ardent supporter of liberal causes and a member of the Fabian Society. Her best-known novel is Suffragette Sally (1911), written in sympathy with the Women's Suffrage movement. View more info

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A Drama in Muslin A Realistic Novel

By: Moore, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Walter Scott, 1895

Edition: 5th or later Edition


Eighth edition. Undated, c1895. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, otherwise clean, bright, very good. The interwoven stories of a group of convent-educated girls in Ireland. View more info

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A Fallen Idol

By: Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1886


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. View more info

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A Flash of Summer The Story of a Simple Woman's Life (1895)

By: Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1896

Edition: 2nd Edition


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, front free endpaper tipped in, a little scattered foxing, good. A marriage-problem novel. Clifford was a friend of both Henry James and Mary Braddon. View more info

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A Garland of Lilies

By: Linskill, Mary

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (S. P. C. K.), 1895


Undated reprint, c1895. Illustrated. Original blue cloth with peacock feather design on front boards. Light water mark on front board. light scuffing. prize plate (1898) on front pastedown, good. View more info

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A Gentleman Rider, A Tale of the Grand National (1898)

By: Gould, Nat

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, 1912


Undated reprint, c1912. Original smooth light blue cloth; brown patterned endpapers. Spine dulled, good View more info