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The Strange Adventure of Roger Wilkins and Other Stories (1895)

By: Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Tylston & Edwards: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 84052


Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in brown. Spine a little darkened, small nick in cloth at head of spine, endpapers lightly tanned, inscription (1906) on front pastedown, good. The title piece is a fantasy of exchanged souls. The other stories are: The Gratitude of an Outcast, Industry and Sloth, Myrtle Farm, A Commonplace Tragedy, Mr Jordan's Reparation, Johnson's Little Spec, The Plot That Failed & In a Moment of Madness. View more info

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The Justification of Andrew Lebrun (1894)

By: Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88007


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Small chip to cloth at head of spine, marking on rear board, hinges rubbed, number "1517" hand written on spine, good. A scientific mystery thriller, involving suspended animation. View more info

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Looking Backward 2000 - 1887 (1888)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Reeves: 1894

Seller ID: 02955


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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The Captain of the "Mary Rose". A Tale of To-morrow (1892)

By: Clowes, W. Laird [William Laird Clowes]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Tower Publishing Company: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88099


Illustrated by the Chevalier Eduardo de Martino & Fred Jane. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated with the Captain in black, lettered in gilt; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Spine ends rubbed with small nicks, a few light spots on front board, rear board lightly sunned on one half, a little light foxing, good. Science fiction: a future war novel, imagining a conflict between Britain and France. 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

Seller ID: VN0437


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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The Master-Christian

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1917

Seller ID: VN0440


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

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Tatterley, The Story of a Dead Man (1897)

By: Gallon, Tom

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 03776


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

By: Kernahan, [John] Coulson

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1906

Seller ID: 86044


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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A Fortune from the Sky (1903)

By: Kuppord, Skelton [ie Sir John Adams]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88081


Original grey-green cloth, blocked in black and white; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners and foot of spine scuffed, front endpapers gummed together, good. Edwardian science fiction novel concerning the mysterious energy source "panergon", and a machine that produces "death rays". View more info

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The Veiled Man Being an Account of the Risks and Adventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Marauders of the Great Sahara (1899)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £40.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89087


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, a little foxing, signature (1899) on front free endpaper, very good. Wild adventure with a touch of fantasy. View more info

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Phantastes A Faerie Romance (1858) Volume I of 2

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Strahan & Co: 1872

Seller ID: VN2442


Volume 1 of 2 only. Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume V. Undated but from a partial set with other volumes dated 1871 & 1874 Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good. Advertisement for St Abe and His Seven Wives by Robert Buchanan (1872) tipped in to front endpapers. View more info

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The Eye of Zeitoon (1920)

By: Mundy, Talbot

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1921

Seller ID: VN0419


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

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

Price: £25.00

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

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 04083


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

By: Payn, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 87126


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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The Brand of Kali (1929)

By: Pegg, Eleanor

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Sheldon Press: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0861


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 Son of a Star (1888)

By: Richardson, Benjamin Ward

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN2121


First One-Volume Edition. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; publisher's own patterned endpapers. Corners rubbed, chips and small loss of cloth to spine ends, paper reinforcements on inner joints; fair. A reading copy of this historical novel which has some elements of fantasy; first published in three volumes in 1888. View more info

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The Second Opportunity of Mr Staplehurst (1896)

By: Ridge, W. Pett [William Pett Ridge]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87101


The Leisure Library. Undated first [1896]. Original navy blue cloth, decorated in gilt. Coloured frontispiece, decorated title page, illustrations. A few light marks on cloth, rear inner joint lightly cracked, otherwise very good. Ridge's third book; a fantasy about a man who receives a phone call from Jove, granting his wish to live his life over a second time. View more info

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The Mayor of Littlejoy (1901)

By: Smale, Fred C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85077


Undated first edition [1901]. Original blue cloth, with illustration in gilt and white, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, inner joint paper cracked (but joints tigh. text block sheken with early gatherings protruding, otherwise good. A comic fantasy: the mayor (Alderman Pettigrew) is greatly embarrassed to discover that his great-great-great-great grandmother was -- and still very much is -- a fairy called Rosabel. 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

Seller ID: 82090


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 Field of Ice (1875) [Voyages et aventures du Capitaine Hatteras: Le Désert de glace, 1864/6]

By: Verne, Jules

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1883

Seller ID: 89011


Every Boy's Library. Undated, c1883. Illustrated. Original green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black; all edges gilt. Corners bumped, light mark on front bord, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, lengthy gift inscription (teacher to pupil, 1883) on verso of front free endpaper, good. The second part of Verne's novel of Polar exploration, completing the story begun in The English at the North Pole. View more info