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Many Years After; with Other Tales and Sketches (1876)

By: A Revenue Officer

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, The Civil Service Printing and Publishing Company: 1876

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2440


Undated first edition [1876]. Original dark green cloth, framed in black; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Corners and hinges rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), inscription in pencil (1878) on title page, good. Tales and sketches of the Civil Service (especially the Inland Revenue) and other miscellaneous subjects, by a Civil Servant and published by the Civil Service. A quirky and scarce piece of Victoriana. View more info

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Beckside Lights

By: Ackworth, John [ie Frederick Smith]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Charles Kelly: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0492


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. View more info

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The Doc and Some Others (1917)

By: Aesculapius, A Surgeon of the Royal Navy

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1778


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. View more info

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Told by the Colonel (1893)

By: Alden, W. L. [William Livingstone Alden]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, McClure & Co: 1893

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 86038


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. View more info

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The Book of Ballynoggin (1902)

By: Alexander, L. C. [Louis Charles Alexander]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2063


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 View more info

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Anchor Watch Yarns (1883)

By: Allen, F. M. [ie Edmund Downey]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1888

Seller ID: 88031


New Edition. Original illustrated blue cloth on bevelled boards; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, cloth a little soiled, some light marks in margins, good. Nautical tall stories. View more info

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Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters

By: Anonymous

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Richard Edward King: 1900

Seller ID: VN0058


[Reprint]. Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Board edges lightly sunned, paper lightly browned: otherwise a clean tight copy: good. View more info

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The Orphans of Malvern and Other Tales

By: Anonymous

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Houlston & Sons: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01794


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 View more info

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Scenes and Sketches

By: Anonymous

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Published for the Proprietor: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01913


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... View more info

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Strange Tales of Peril and Adventure (1890)

By: Anonymous

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society/Leisure Hour Library: 1905

Seller ID: VN1820


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. View more info

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The Last Load. Stories and Essays (1925)

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

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition, late Issue

Seller ID: 03591


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 re... View more info

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Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)

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

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 04231


Fourth Impression (Second Edition). Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, blocked in black. Bookplate, signature (1964), one faint mark, otherwise fine. View more info

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The Talking Horse and Other Stories (1892)

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

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 04229


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. View more info

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Percy and Others. Sketches Mainly Reprinted from Punch (1915)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85013


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. View more info

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The Wine of Finvarra and Other Stories (1902)

By: Antrobus, C. [Clara Louisa Antrobus]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London., Chatto & Windus: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2093


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 ... View more info

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The Attack on the Farm and Other Stories (1899)

By: Arnold, Andrew W.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85096


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. View more info

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The Widow's Son and Other Tales

By: Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood: 1875

Seller ID: 04023


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... View more info

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The Mad Rani and Other Indian Tales (1922)

By: Ashby, Philip

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1923

Seller ID: VN2218


Undated reprint, c1923. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, inscription (1982) on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Strange Tales from Humble Life, Second Series (1865)

By: Ashworth, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Morgan and Chase: 1880

Seller ID: 01035


58th Thousand. Undated, c1880. Original lilac cloth, yellow endpapers. No lettering on spine. Spine sunned, a few light marks, good. 12 short stories. View more info

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Simple Records, Second Series (1872/3)

By: Ashworth, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London & Manchester, Tubbs and Brook/Simpkin, Marshall & Co. etc: 1875

Seller ID: 02942


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. View more info