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Image for An Edinburgh Eleven. Pencil Portraits from College Life (1886)

An Edinburgh Eleven. Pencil Portraits from College Life (1886)

By: Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew Barrie]

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1894

Seller ID: VN0390


[Reprint]. Bound as for the first edition in binding of British Weekly, with Barrie's pseudonym (Gavin Ogilvy) on the front board. Original beige cloth. Inscription (1897) on front free endpaper, very good. View more info

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Rabelais (1879)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1885

Seller ID: VN0507


reprint. Issued as part of the series "Foreign Classics for English Readers" edited by Mrs Oliphant. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Corners bumped, light foxing, very good. View more info

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French Men, Women and Books (1910)

By: Betham-Edwards, M [Matilda Betham Edwards]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0995


8 portraits of French authors. Original royal blue cloth, framed and lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine a little dulled, a few foxing spots, very good. Essays by the francophile English novelist, largely on less well-known French writers. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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The Last Victorian. R. D. Blackmore and his Novels by Kenneth Budd (1960)

By: Blackmore, R. D] Kenneth Budd

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Centaur Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03818


Original green cloth: very good. Original illustrated dustwrapper: very good. 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

Seller ID: 00462


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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Wilkie Collins (1951)

By: Collins, Wilkie] Kenneth Robinson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Davis-Poynter: 1974

Seller ID: VN1022


[Second edition]. Original grey cloth; very good. Original illustrated white dustwrapper. Edges lightly scuffed and a touch of darkening to spine: good. One of the books on Collins which appeared in the 1950s and spearheaded a revival in the interest of the father of the sensation novel. View more info

Image for Marie Corelli, the Writer and the Woman by Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell (1903)

Marie Corelli, the Writer and the Woman by Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell (1903)

By: Corelli, Marie] Thomas F. G. Coates & R. S. Warren Bell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03817


Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers browned, light foxing, good. A friendly appreciation of the novelist. View more info

Image for Trooper 3809. A Private For Saleier of the Third Republic

Trooper 3809. A Private For Saleier of the Third Republic

By: Decle, Lionel

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1899

Seller ID: VN0256


[Second Edition]. Original red cloth with illustration on front board. Lightly scuffed, very good. Reminiscences of a life in the French army, intended to show that the Dreyfus affair was a result of an unjust and tough military system. Non-fiction. View more info

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Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841)

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Offices of the National Illustrated Library: 1851

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0973


National Illustrated Library. Undated [1851]. With 50 engravings on wood. Full leather, blocked in gilt (on front board) with cameo design with ornate framing and Greek motto, for the Glasgow Collegiate & Commercial Academy, with the same design blocked in blind on rear board; raised bands and leather title label on spine, marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few very small scrapes to leather on board edges, small chip on bottom spine corner of front board, good. The fir... 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

Seller ID: 03339


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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Frank Harris His Life and Adventures An Autobiography

By: Harris, Frank

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Richards Press: 1947

Seller ID: VN0039


Second printing of this one volume abridgement of the notorious autobiography, originally published privately in Paris (1922 -7). Original maroon cloth. Lightly sunned on spine, a few marks on boards, good View more info

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Confessions of a Journalist (1894)

By: Healy, Chris

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2430


Original green cloth, decorated in white and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece portrait of author. Some marks on centre of front board, a little foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. A journalist's account of his political, cultural and other experiences in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Topics covered include the International, anarchists, Anatole France, Gladstone, Emile Zola, Oscar Wilde, the Dreyfus affair, the Vatican, theatre in England and Fra... View more info

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Our Hundred Days in Europe (1887)

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: VN0369


New & Cheaper Edition. Original maroon cloth. Sunned on spine, a little foxing, Reading Society prize note and signature on front free endpaper, very good. American novelist Holmes travelled to Europe and recorded his impressions. By "Europe" he means principally England, with a brief trip to Edinburgh, and another to Paris. View more info

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Vacation Rambles (1896)

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 01634


Second Edition. Original green cloth; dark blue endpapers. Light scuffing, private library plates on front endpapers, very good. Edited by the author's daughter. A work of non-fiction travelogue, by the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays. View more info

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Jean Ingelow Victorian Poetess

By: Ingelow, Jean] Maureen Peters

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ipswich, The Boydell Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00057


Original lilac cloth: very good. Original glazed white dustwrapper: light soiling, very good. Ingelow was a poetess, but also wrote stories for girls, and number of novels for adult readers: Off The Skelligs (1872), Fated to be Free (1875), Sarah de Berenger (1879) View more info