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A Book of Sibyls. Mrs Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs Opie, Jane Austen. (1883)

By: Thackeray, Miss [ie Anne Thackeray Ritchie]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1883

Edition: 1st Edition


Original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt, black endpapers. Corners scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight); oval stamp on title page, foxing on prelims, good. Wolff [5881]. 4 short studies. View more info

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A Bundle of Ballads By the Author of Guy Livingstone (1864)

By: Lawrence, G. A. [George Alfred Lawrence]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers, 1864

Edition: First Edition


Original deep lilac cloth, framed and lettered in gilt. Small chips and splits to cloth on spine tips: new endpapers, good. NB; the author's name does not appear on the book. View more info

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Angling Sketches (1891)

By: Lang, Andrew

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1891

Edition: 1st Edition


Original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; black endpapers. A number of specks and small marks on boards, angling bookplate of Jack Reece, Q. P. M., Galha-a-re, Shikara, on front pastedown., inner joint papers lightly cracked, good. Reece was Detective Chief Superindendent of Sussex Police and recipient of the Queen's Police Medal in 1986. View more info

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Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Roman History for the Little Ones (1877)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward, 1881

Edition: 3rd Edition


Original decorated brown cloth; brown endpapers. Sepia tinted frontispiece and title page. Illustrated. A little light scuffing, a few light foxing spots, a little dulled on spine otherwise very good. View more info

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Ballads

By: Thackeray, W. M. [William Makepeace Thackeray]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury & Evans, 1870


Undated edition, c1870. Contemporary brown leather over dark lilac cloth-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Faintly sunned on top edges of boards, light rubbing on lower corner pieces, a little foxing on prelims, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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Ballads of All Nations. A Selection Edited by R. Brimley Johnson from the Texts of Professor Herbert Wright

By: Borrow, George (translator)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers, 1927


First Thus. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth. Very slightly scuffed head/foot of spine, fore-edges just faintly browned, otherwise a very bright, crisp copy, near fine. View more info

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Cavaliers of Fortune: or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars (1859)

By: Grant, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, 1865


Undated reprint (c1865), probably originally issued as a yellowback. Early C20th rebinding in maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges marbled; brown endpapers. Address stamp on front endpapers, otherwise crisp, bright, very good. Sketches of military heroes and their lives and campaigns. Grant wrote a long series of historical and military novels (and a handful of supernatural stories as well), but this work is non-fiction. View more info

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Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General [First Series] (1864)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1864

Edition: First Edition, late Issue


First Edition, secondary issue, with "First Series" added on spine. Original green cloth with blindstamped frames on boards, scroll-lettering in gilt; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. Sadleir [1399], Wolff [4082]. Essays written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously. The first volume appeared on its own in 1864. Two further volumes (the "Second" & "Third" series) were iss... View more info

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Dagonet Abroad (1895)

By: Sims, G. R. [George Robert Sims]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1895

Edition: First Edition


Original crimson cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; leaf-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few faint marks, very good. Essays on travel in Europe by the author of Rogues and Vagabonds, Mary Jane's Memoirs, Dorcas Dene Detective etc. Publisher's catalogue for October 1895 bound in at end. View more info

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Earthwork Out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1903


Third Edition Revised/Reprint. Original maroon cloth. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good. As the title suggests, essays and translations on/of Italian culture, history and literature. View more info

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Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth

By: Chambers, William & Robert (editors)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William & Robert Chambers, 1836

Edition: First Edition


Mid C19th green cloth on light boards; hand-cut leather title label on spine. Corners scuffed, some faint marking on edges on rear board, very good View more info

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Fifty Years Ago (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1888

Edition: First Edition


Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. View more info

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Fly-Leaves (1872)

By: C. S. C {ie Charles Stuart Calverley)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Deighton, Bell & Co., 1872

Edition: First Edition


Original green cloth. Later endpapers. Spine tips worn, erased notes/names on endpapers, bookplate of John Charrington of Shenley on front pastedown: a fair copy. View more info

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Free Opinions Freely Expressed on Certain Phases of Modern Social Life and Conduct (1905)

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co., 1905

Edition: First Edition


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine sunned, speckled on front board, undated signature, front free endpaper removed: a reading vcopy. A collection of opinionated essays. View more info

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French Women of Letters. Biographical Sketches (1862)

By: Kavanagh, Julia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1862

Edition: Copyright Edition


Mid C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards, pinky-red leather title label on spine, pale blue endpapers. Corners rubbed, small loss of leather at head of spine and 3 cm crack to head of upper hinge, undated signature on half-title, fair. Todd [582a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in. View more info