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"£50,000 and Other Stories" (1902)

By: Jackson, J. Dodd [James Dodd Jackson]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell, 1902

Edition: 1st Edition


"Popular Stories No XVI". Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Paper lightly tanned throughout, hand-typed prize plate on front free endpaper, good. Crime and other stories. View more info

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A Baker's Dozen (1922)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London., William Heinemann, 1922

Edition: 1st Edition


Original pale grey cloth, framed in black on boards and lettered in black on spine; bound without separate endpapers (ie first and last page of first and last gathering have become pastedowns). Spine a little darkened, otherwise good. Collection of thirteen short stories. The slightly odd binding up of this book suggests it may be a remainder issue. View more info

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A Baker's Dozen (1922)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1922

Edition: 2nd Edition


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed on spine tips, otherwise binding clean and tight, but with labels on front endpapers, and occasional stamps throughout book, library accession details on verso of title page. No shelf mark on spine. Still a good copy of a scarce collection of eighteen short stories. View more info

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A Book of Vagrom Men and Vagrant Thoughts (1889)

By: Story, Alfred T. [Alfred Thomas Story]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Authors' Co-operative Publishing Co., 1889

Edition: 1st Edition


Original cream boards, lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards a little soiled, spine a little darkened (especially at head/foot), otherwise good. Character sketches and short essays on such diverse topics as Gardens, Tramps, Strawberries, Dolls, The Street Musician, The Ballad Singer and The Grave-Digger. View more info

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A Changed Man, The Waiting Supper and Other Tales Concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid (1913)

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1913

Edition: 1st Edition


Wessex Novels, Volume XVIII. Frontispiece and map of Wessex. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, with gilt decoration on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gilt. Corners scuffed, row of small water spots on bottom corner of front board, foxing on prelims, good. The final volume in the Wessex Novels series, including miscellaneous short stories, written earlier but here published in book form for the first time. View more info

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A Creel of Irish Stories (1897)

By: Barlow, Jane

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1897

Edition: 1st Edition


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth lightly sunned and with some staining on front board, spine a little darkened, otherwise good. Ten stories: The Keys of the Chest, The Deserted Child, An Account Settled, M'Neill's Tiger-Sheep, The Snakes and Norah, Three Pint Measures, The Suree at Mahon's, The Shortest Way, The Stay-at-Homes, A Proud Woman.. View more info

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A Dark Night's Work and Other Stories

By: Gaskell, Mrs [Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1901


Volume 7 (only) of the Pocket edition of Mrs Gaskell's Work ( issued in 8 volumes), c1901. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Two inscriptions (1902 & 1942) on front free endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown, good. View more info

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A Difficult Problem (1900 as A Difficult Problem: The Staircase at the Heart's Delight and Other Stories)

By: Green, Anna Katherine

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1903


First English Edition. Frontispiece. Original maroon cloth with decorative border blocked in pink, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, very good. Collection of detective/crime stories: A Difficult Problem, The Gray Madam, The Bronze Hand, Midnight in Beauchamp Row, The Staircase at the Heart's Delight, The Hermit of --- Street. View more info

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A House of Pomegranates

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1925


Original Tauchnitz binding in maroon cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt on spine: blindstamped publisher's logo on front board. Spine faintly sunned, paper faintly tanned, good. Wilde's second book of stories for children, containing: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and His Soul & The Star-Child. Todd [4095l]: dated 1909 but issued in 1925. View more info

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A House of Pomegranates (1891)

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1909

Edition: 3rd Edition


Original grass green cloth; with triple framing, small circular ornament, and lettering in gilt; top edge gilt. Minor scuffing, light foxing, very good. The second of Wilde's collections of original fairy stories. View more info

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A Modern Man-Hunt and Other Tales of the Greenback Club (1904)

By: Lockwood P. H. [Philips H. Lockwood]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock, 1904

Edition: 1st Edition


Original red cloth, lettered in black. Corners scuffed, a little foxing -- lacks frontispiece and front free endpaper. A reading copy of a scarce title. Stories of how member of a "certain club" in London "sometimes amused themselves". View more info

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A Passive Crime and Other Stories (as part of A Maiden All Forlorn, 1885)

By: Hungerford, Mrs [Margaret]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1885

Edition: Copyright Edition


Late C19th black leather over black beaded cloth; green endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, otherwise very good. Todd [2354]. Issue undetermined: bound without series half-title. Mrs Hungerford published a collection entitled A Maiden All Forlorn and Other Stories in London (3 vols, Ward & Downey, 1885). When Tauchnitz came to publish the collection, the work was divided into two separate volumes, this second volume gaining a new title. Contains: A Passive Crime, Zara, Mo... View more info

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A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's Etc (1894)

By: Harte, Bret

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition


Late C19th blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. Todd [2974a]. First issue: series half title bound in. A collection of 6 short stories View more info

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A Sheaf of Corn (1908)

By: Mann, Mary E [Mary Elizabeth Mann]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1908

Edition: 1st Edition


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges lightly sunned, signatures on front free endpapers, good. Collection of nineteen stories, principally of East Anglian rural life. Publisher's catalogue for November 1907 bound in at end. View more info

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A Treasury of New Favourite Tales for Young People (1861)

By: Howitt, Mary

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons, 1861

Edition: First Edition


First Edition, no date [1861]. Illustrated by Palmer and Coleman. Mid C19th black leather with blue and red marbled boards. Spine gummed to text-block: consequently creases upon opening. Edges rubbed and boards grazed; light spotting/foxing throughout; bookplate of Cooper's West End Circulating Library, Reading, on front pastedown, Cooper's Library at foot of spine, good. Contains 2 stories by Mary Howitt: The Lords of Wyven & The Little Peacemaker, and a further 12 stor... View more info