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Many Years After; with Other Tales and Sketches (1876)

By: A Revenue Officer

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, The Civil Service Printing and Publishing Company: 1876

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2440


Undated first edition [1876]. Original dark green cloth, framed in black; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Corners and hinges rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), inscription in pencil (1878) on title page, good. Tales and sketches of the Civil Service (especially the Inland Revenue) and other miscellaneous subjects, by a Civil Servant and published by the Civil Service. A quirky and scarce piece of Victoriana. View more info

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Hushed Up...The Most Remarkable Series of True Tales of the Turf Ever Published. Every One of These Stories is Founded on Fact...

By: A. D. L., "The Scout" of The Daily Express

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Raggett & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN2375


Undated edition, almost certainly first & only, c1910. No copies listed on COPAC or elsewhere. Original yellow cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Spine lightly sunned, a little rubbing on corners, light foxing, very good. A very uncommon collection of stories of crime, dodgy doings etc in the world of racing. View more info

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Sketches in Prose and Verse with a Portrait and Biographical Sketch of the Author (1893)

By: Askham, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Northampton/Wellingborough), S. S. Campion (Northampton)/Thos Collings (Wellingborough): 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2335


Frontispiece portrait of author. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine lightly sunned, gift inscription (1895) on front pastedown, good. A collection short prose pieces and (principally) poems. Askham was, like the earlier John Clare, a self-educated working-class poet. He lived and worked (initially as a shoe-maker) in and around Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. This was his last collection of (prose and) verse, published in the year before his ... View more info

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A Specialist in Crime (1904)

By: Bolton, George G.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2376


Original pale green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Spine lightly sunned and ends bumped, corners rubbed, a few light marks, inscription (1906) on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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The Doctor's Wife (1864)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1875

Seller ID: VN2404


Undated yellowback edition, c1875. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine replaced with black cloth and printed label, later endpapers. Now a tight copy; good. Braddon's novel is adapted (in part) from Flaubert's Madame Bovary. View more info

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The Doings of Berengaria (1907)

By: Bradley, Shelland [ie Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell: 1913

Seller ID: VN2412


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt, with illustration on oval glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Corners bumped, a little foxing, date (1917) in pencil on front free endpaper, otherwise good to very good. The author's first work of fiction, first published in India in 1902 and then in London in1907. In this copy the title page is an undated cancel, and mentions the author's second book (An American Girl in India, 1907). It is probably a late issue of the 19... View more info

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Good-Bye Sweetheart

By: Broughton, Rhoda

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: VN2384


Original blue cloth. Paper tanned throughout (as always with this edition), with foxing on endpapers. Lacks title page, but otherwise tight. A good reading copy. View more info

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Garnet Bell, Detective (1920)

By: Bullivant, Cecil Henry

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2394


Undated first edition [1920] with title listed amongst "Original Works issued for the first time in Book form" on verso of title page. A cheaply produced post-war book, with first and last leaves used as pastedowns. Original red cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau designs, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, a few marks on boards, paper faintly tanned throughout, but otherwise a tight copy. A collection of five short crime novels involving the eponymous det... View more info

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Called Back (1884)

By: Conway, Hugh [ie Frederick John Fargus]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith: 1886

Seller ID: VN2432


Original brown cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Later issue of volume 1 of Arrowsmith's Bristol Library: the hugely successful shilling shocker which started Conway all to brief career as a novelist View more info

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A True Boy and Other Stories

By: Corbett, Rev. Martin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Dublin, Irish Messenger Office: 1913

Seller ID: VN2333


New Edition, Fifteenth Thousand. Irish Messenger Series, Boys' Stories--No 1. Red beaded cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, good. View more info

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Three Bachelor Women and Other Stories (1899

By: Cosby, E. [Elizabeth Cosby]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2409


Original deep pink moire cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Boards edges and spine darkened, a little scuffing, name stamp etc on front free endpaper and on first of text, good. a collection of short stories, including a parody of Iota's A Yellow Aster. View more info

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The Imperishable Wing (1911)

By: Ellis, Mrs Havelock [ie Edith Ellis, nee Lees]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2415


Undated First Edition [1911]. Original crimson cloth, lettered and illustrated (a wing and a rose) in grey on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, corners scuffed, some light marks on boards and small stain on bottom edge of front board, good. Edith Lees was a lesbian feminist who entered into an open marriage with the sexologist Havelock Ellis. She wrote a handful of novels. This collection of eleven short stories is one of her scarcer titles. P... View more info

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Her Fair Fame and The Story of a Statue (1894)

By: Fawcett, Edgar

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Bowden: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2397


First English Edition. Frontispiece. Original two tone cloth (green and black) cut on the diagonal; lettered in green (on black) and gilt (on green); patterned endpapers. Spine and edges of front board sunned, cloth rubbed at joint on spine, some marks on rear board, good. View more info

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Tales That Are Told (1901)

By: Findlater, Mary & Jane Helen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2331


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine quite sunned and with small hole below title, pink staining on edges of endpapers, fair. A collection of six stories by these Scottish writers: four by Mary and two by her sister Jane helen. View more info

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Mostly True A Few Little Tragedies and Some Comedies (1913)

By: Fleming, Guy [some sources identify as John Hutton Balfour Browne]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2411


Original green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. A few marks, pencilled names on front endpapers, light foxing, very good. A collection of short stories. Scarce. The National Library of Scotland and Trinity College Dublin hold copies of this title which they attribute to the novelist John Hutton Balfour Browne, using Guy Fleming as a pseudonym. View more info