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Gleams of Memory and The Eavesdropper: An Unparalleled Experience (1894 & 1888)

By: Payn, James

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition


Late C19th blue cloth over blue boards: red leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, foxing and undated signature on front endpapers, very good. Todd [3028]. First/only issue. Series half-title bound in. The two books were published independently in London. Gleams of Memory is a series of reminiscences. The Eavesdropper is a fantasy: the hero receives a gift from his uncle ("The Warlock") which renders him invisible -- and able to eavesdrop on his friends a... View more info

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Gobi or Shamo; A Story of Three Songs (1889)

By: Murray, G. G. A. [George Gilbert Aimé Murray]

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1890

Edition: 3rd Edition


Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Spine tips lightly scuffed, otherwise near fine. Lost race novel: ancient Greeks in Central Asia. Murray was a friend of H. Rider Haggard. View more info

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God's Good Man. A Simple Love Story

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1918


Twentieth Edition. Uniform binding in blue cloth; author's initials blindstamped on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A few foxing spots, signature (1919) on half-title, otherwise a tight copy, good. View more info

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Looking Backward 2000 - 1887 (1888)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Reeves, 1894


Twenty-Fourth Edition, The Bellamy Library No 1. Undated [1894]. Frontispiece of Bellamy. Original green cloth, lettered in red; booklists and adverts on endpapers. Owner's signature twice: once on front board (1920) and once on front free endpaper (1933): otherwise very good. A highly successful Utopian vision of the future by this American author. The book sparked many continuations, imitations and parodies, with (fairly obvious) titles such as Looking Upwards, Looking... View more info

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Sebastiani's Secret (1897)

By: Waller, S. E. [Samuel Edmond Waller]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1897

Edition: 1st Edition


[Remainder Issue]. Original olive green cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau flower designs on front board. Lightly scuffed, very good. An adventure story with some fantasy elements, concerning items from Atlantis and modern-day descendants of the Atlantians. Scarce. Waller started his career as an artist, and provided illustrations for a number of novels by Whyte-Melville and William Black etc. Although dated 1897 on the title page, this is a remainder issue in a variant... View more info

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Sir Pulteney A Fantasy (1910)

By: Ward, E. D. [ie Edward Verrall Lucas]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1910

Edition: 1st Edition


Original green cloth, lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. A satirical fantasy involving anti-gravity as a painless method of suicide. View more info

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Tatterley, The Story of a Dead Man (1897)

By: Gallon, Tom

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1898


Fourth Edition, no date (c1898). Original green cloth, decorated in gilt on spine, black endpapers. A few light marks, signature (1898) on first page of text, very good. View more info

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The Brand of Kali (1929)

By: Pegg, Eleanor

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Sheldon Press, 1929

Edition: 1st Edition


Original red cloth with lettering and flower design in black on front board. Spine lightly sunned, a few light foxing spots, otherwise very good. Indian novel: the heroine, Sylvia, has a mother (Christine) who believes she has been inducted in to the murderous cult of the indian goddess Kali. View more info

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The Curse of the Lion (1922)

By: Webster, F. A. M. [Frederick Annesley Michael Webster]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, United Press, 1922

Edition: First Edition


"The Modern Fiction Library". Undated first edition [1922]. Original light blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; title and series title blindstamped on front board. Spine lettering a little oxidised, corners bumped, browning on endpapers, good. Tall tales from Africa, including one of an "apeman", somewhat reminiscent of Burroughs's Tarzan. View more info

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The Dreams of Orlow (1916)

By: Irvine, A. M. [Amy Mary Irvine]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, William Rider & Sons, 1919


Reprint edition. Original grey-green cloth, lettered in black. light scuffing, otherwise very good. An occult/spiritualist story, purporting to be the visionary dreams of Orlow Erinveine. With an introduction by J. Arthur Hill. View more info

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The Dumpling. A Detective Love Story of a Great Labour Uprising (1906)

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co, 1906


Third Impression. Original black cloth with sinister Napoleon-like face of the Dumpling on glazed paper inset on front board, lettered in white. Spine lettering rubbed away, rubbed on corners at head of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, a good reading copy of a scarce title. Crime, romance, politics and science fiction combined: in the near future the Napoleonic Dumpling leads the people in a revolution against the monarchy. View more info

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The Eye of Zeitoon (1920)

By: Mundy, Talbot

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co, 1921


Sixth Thousand. Undated, c1921. Rebound by John M. Watkins of Cecil Court in navy blue cloth. Cloth slightly bubbled on front board, a little foxing throughout, owner's signature (1956) and binder's label on front endpaers, small library stamp on final leaf, good. View more info

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The Final War. A Story of the Great Betrayal (1896)

By: Tracy, Louis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1896

Edition: 1st Edition


Original blue-grey cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little darkened with small chips on corners, a few light marks, foxing spots on prelims, signature (1896) on front free endpaper, otherwise good. A jingoistic vision of a future "war to end war". View more info

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The Mahatma and the Hare. A Dream Story (1911)

By: Haggard. H. Rider [Henry Rider Haggard]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1911

Edition: 1st Edition


Illustrated by W. T. Horton & H. M. Brock. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, one dull mark on rear board, otherwise a clean tight copy, good. A fantasy. The narrator learns about the occult and then has a visionary dream. View more info

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The Master-Christian

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., 1917


Seventeenth edition. Uniform binding in blue cloth; author's initials blindstamped on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. A few foxing spots, tiny square snipped from top of half-title (removing part of previous owner's signature) otherwise a tight copy, good. View more info