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"Neither Storehouse nor Barn" (1908)

By: Raine, Allen [ie Anne Puddicombe]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co, 1908

Edition: First Edition


Original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Scuffed and lightly rubbed, faint ring mark on rear board, inscriptions on prelims, foxing, good. One of Raine/Puddicombe's highly popular novels of Welsh life. A notice facing the title page states "A Record 1,743,500 copies of Allen Raine's novels have been issued." View more info

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"That Which Hath Wings"-- A Novel of the Day (1918)

By: Dehan, Richard [ie Clotilde Graves]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1918

Edition: 1st Edition


Original olive green cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Paper faintly tanned on edges, otherwise very good. A novel concerning the Royal Flying Corps, written towards the end of the First World War. Scarce. View more info

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"£50,000 and Other Stories" (1902)

By: Jackson, J. Dodd [James Dodd Jackson]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell, 1902

Edition: 1st Edition


"Popular Stories No XVI". Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Paper lightly tanned throughout, hand-typed prize plate on front free endpaper, good. Crime and other stories. View more info

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A Baker's Dozen (1922)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London., William Heinemann, 1922

Edition: 1st Edition


Original pale grey cloth, framed in black on boards and lettered in black on spine; bound without separate endpapers (ie first and last page of first and last gathering have become pastedowns). Spine a little darkened, otherwise good. Collection of thirteen short stories. The slightly odd binding up of this book suggests it may be a remainder issue. View more info

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A Baker's Dozen (1922)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1922

Edition: 2nd Edition


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed on spine tips, otherwise binding clean and tight, but with labels on front endpapers, and occasional stamps throughout book, library accession details on verso of title page. No shelf mark on spine. Still a good copy of a scarce collection of eighteen short stories. View more info

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A Battle and a Boy (1892 as A Battle and a Boy A Story for Young People)

By: Howard, Blanche Willis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1894

Edition: First British Edition


"With 39 illustrations by A. MacNeill Barbour". Original scarlet cloth with gilt vignette (boys fighting) on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, all edges gilt. Spine faintly sunned and scuffed on tips, light foxing (mainly on endpapers), otherwise very good. Publisher's catalogue for October 1894 bound in at end. Howard was American by birth, but spent most of her life in Germany, where she married the court physician at the court of Württemberg. A Battle a... View more info

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A Benedick in Arcady (1906)

By: Sutcliffe, Halliwell

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1906

Edition: First Edition


Original green cloth, with wavy-line border and lettering in white on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed. light foxing, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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A Benedick in Arcady (1906)

By: Sutcliffe, Halliwell

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1911

Edition: 3rd Edition


Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little dulled, light foxing, good. View more info

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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 Book of Vagrom Men and Vagrant Thoughts (1889)

By: Story, Alfred T. [Alfred Thomas Story]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Authors' Co-operative Publishing Co., 1889

Edition: 1st Edition


Original cream boards, lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards a little soiled, spine a little darkened (especially at head/foot), otherwise good. Character sketches and short essays on such diverse topics as Gardens, Tramps, Strawberries, Dolls, The Street Musician, The Ballad Singer and The Grave-Digger. View more info

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A Book of Worthies Gathered from the Old Histories and Now Written Anew (1869)

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

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Maclaren & Co., 1869

Edition: First Edition


Original brown cloth with gilt border; blue-black endpapers. Front inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight) some light soiling on prelims, faint mark on rear board, good. 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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A Castle of Dreams (1909)

By: Syrett, Netta

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1909

Edition: 1st Edition


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, trace of Mudie's Circulating Library label on front board, small hole on lower hinge, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), some marks and faint stains on occasional pages, fair. Syrett a friend of Grant Allen and a contributor to The Yellow Book. She wrote children's fiction and (scarcer) adult titles with feminist themes. A Castle of Dreams is one of the latter: it centres on the figure... View more info

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A Changed Man, The Waiting Supper and Other Tales Concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid (1913)

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1913

Edition: 1st Edition


Wessex Novels, Volume XVIII. Frontispiece and map of Wessex. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, with gilt decoration on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gilt. Corners scuffed, row of small water spots on bottom corner of front board, foxing on prelims, good. The final volume in the Wessex Novels series, including miscellaneous short stories, written earlier but here published in book form for the first time. View more info

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A Child's History of Scotland (1895)

By: Oliphant, Mrs [Margaret Oliphant]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895

Edition: First Edition


The Children's Study Illustrated. Late C19th rebinding in green leather over green cloth-covered boards, retaining original publisher's patterned blue-and-white endpapers. A little foxing on endpapers, very good. View more info