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A Golden Bar (1882)

By: Towle, Eleanor Ashworth

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett, 1881

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes in original purple cloth, lettered and decorated in black on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; black endpapers. Corners bumped and rubbed, traces of removed bookplates on front boards, small chips to cloth on spine ends, inscriptions (1890) on each half-title, good. Wolff [6751]. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Christina North, Under the Limes etc etc" View more info

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A Troublesome Pair (1894)

By: Keith, Leslie [ie Grace Keith Johnston]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1894

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes in original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spines; plain endpapers in volume I (probably later), publisher's monogrammed endpapers in volumes II & III. Title pages printed in black and red. Volume I: extremities scuffed, small nicks and chips on spine ends, pencil marks and signatures on endpapers, light foxing: good. Volume II: as volume I but with cloth on spine split the entire length of lower hinge, W. H. Smith plate on front paste... View more info

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Ab-o'th'-Yate Sketches and Other Short Stories (1896)

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Oldham, W. E. Clegg, 1896

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Edited by James Dronsfield. Illustrated by F. W. Jackson. Three volumes in original fine-ribbed green cloth. Endpapers lightly browned, light scuffing, two spots/marks on spine of Volume III, a very good set. Wolff [815]. A posthumous collection of Brierley's Ab-o'th'-Yate and other Lancashire stories, with a Preface by Dronsfield. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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Adam Bede (1859)

By: Eliot, George [ie Mary Anne Evans]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1859


Fourth Edition in Two Volume. Two volumes in original blindstamped pale brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Light scuffing to extremities, inner joint papers lightly cracked in volume I, nameplate on each front pastedown, otherwise very good. Adam Bede -- Eliot's first full-length novel -- appeared as a three-decker in 1859. A second and third edition in the same format appeared in quick succession. The novel was then reset as a two-d... View more info

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Alethea: At the Parting of the Ways (1896)

By: Dennehy, The Venerable Henry Edward

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Burnes & Oates, 1897


"New Edition Two Volumes in One": undated [1896/7]. The first edition in two (separate) volumes, bound together. The volumes are separately paginated; the title page to the first volume is a cancel, the title page to the second has been removed leaving a stub. Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green. Corners rubbed, light soiling, endpapers replaced, good. A remaindered re-issue of the first edition. A novel of religion and religious his... View more info

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Audrey. A Novel (1890)

By: Hollis, Margery [ie Emma Elliot]

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1890

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes in original blindstamped navy-blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines, light blue flower-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed and bumped, a few light marks on boards, spine ends have nicks and small chips, light cracking to inner joint papers, repaired split to cloth on hinge of Volume III, a fair to good set. Wolff [2072]. A plot novel, partly turning on the favourite Victorian device of the invalidity of "marriage with deceased wife's sister" (the ... View more info

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Beauchamp's Career (1876)

By: Meredith, George

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1876

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes in original grass-green cloth; decorative frames in black on all boards, lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Spines relaid (probably a century ago). Traces of (removed) circulating library labels on front boards, labels and stamps for Malta Garrison Library on prelims, with withdrawals sheet tipped in before first text page in each volume, foxing and spotting throughout; otherwise tight, good. Sadleir [1688]. Heavy: may require additional postage. View more info

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Brambletye House; or, Cavaliers and Roundheads (1826)

By: Smith, Horace

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, 1826

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes uniformly bound in black leather over marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Title page of volume I trimmed down and laid on blank prelim. Corners lightly rubbed, light grazing on boards, light foxing, bookplate of Arthur W. Beckett on each front pastedown, a very good tight set. Sadleir [3098]. Smith's first novel, issued anonymously as "by one of the authors of the Rejected Addresses". As the title makes clear, a historical novel of ... View more info

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Breakers Ahead! (1864)

By: Vyvyan, Ralph [ie Sir Henry Denis Le Marchant]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley, 1864

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes


Two volumes bound as one in publisher's remainder binding: blindstamped maroon cloth. Endpapers replaced, some light marks on front board, bottom portion of rear board darkened, light stain on edges of final leaves, some foxing in the text, gilt lettering quite rubbed at head of spine, fair/good. Collates: I - [ii] + 308 pp; II - [ii] + 295 pp. View more info

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Cross Currents (1868)

By: Clyde, Alton [ie Sarah Ann Jeffreys]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, T. Cautley Newby, 1868

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th remainder binding of blue cloth (price of 31/6 on spine), lettered in gilt. Corners and edges rubbed, front hinge repaired, new endpapers, lower third of first title page torn away, fair only. A reading/rebinding copy of a scarce title. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - frontispiece + [iv] + 296pp; II - [iv] + 284pp; III - [iv] + 288pp (last three leaves advertisements). View more info

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Endymion (1880)

By: Disraeli, Benjamin

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Green & Co., 1880

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Three volumes in original red cloth, lettered in silver on spines; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Vol I: damp mark along leading edge of rear board also affecting rear endpaper. Vol II: cloth a little loose on rear board, otherwise good. Vol III: small damp mark on bottom corner of rear board, also affecting endpaper, good. Text blocks clean and tight. Overall still a good set. Sadleir [712]. The novel -- Disraeli's last -- was issued as "by the author of L... View more info

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Freston Tower; or, The Early Days of Cardinal Wolsey (1850)

By: Cobbold, Rev. Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, 1850

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes


Six plates. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, with blindstamped decorations on boards; lettered and decorated in gilt on spines. Rebacked (a century ago) with original spines relaid and endpapers replaced. Spines sunned, a few light marks on boards, a few foxing spots: a clean, tight set, good. Sadleir [569]. As in Sadleir's copy, half-title in Vol II only and publisher's catalogue in Vol III. Historical novel by the author of Margaret Catchpole. A heavy 3-volume set whi... View more info

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Gold and Silver (1884)

By: Lloyd, Jessie Sale

Price: £185.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co., 1884

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes


Two volumes in original royal blue cloth, framed in gilt on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines; brown-and-white flower patterned endpapers. Very faint marks on lower corners of boards, some foxing spots, otherwise clean, bright, tight set: very good. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [viii] + 254 pp [+ final blank leaf with publisher's colophon]; II - [viii] + 268 pp [publisher's colophon on verso of final page]. The heroine is blind and slowly finds the truth about her ... View more info

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Half-Way. An Anglo-French Romance (1886)

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

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes


Two volumes bound as one in late C19th black leather over red marbled boards. Rubbed on spine ends, with short split to leather at head of upper hinge: contents clean and tight, fair/good. Not in Wolff. Bound without half-titles. A heavy double volume which may require additional postage View more info

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Hermann Agha: An Eastern Narrative (1872)

By: Palgrave, William Gifford

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Henry S. King & Co., 1872

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes


Two volumes in late C19th maroon leather over red marbled boards. Small chips on spine tips, small piece of insect damage to leather on volume I, larger area of wear and small chips on lower hinge on volume II, signature (1892) on prelims/endpapers, fair/good. Wolff [5384]. The novel tells the story of Hermann Wolff, a Saxon carried off into captivity by the Turks, who becomes the favourite officer of Ali Bey, ruler of Egypt and later Syria, at the end of the C18th. &#34... View more info