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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

Troddles & Us and Others (1901)

By: Andom, R. [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2486


Original yellow cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and black. Lightly soiled, light foxing, undated signature on front pastedown, good+. One of Andom's numerous comic novels featuring the eponymous Troddles. 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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Anna of the Five Towns (1902)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Tauchnitz: 1912

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2502


Original card wrappers. Corners turned, some foxing, French circulating library stamp in red & two signatures on front cover, another signature (1968) on half-title, good. First issue, dated August 1912 on rear and with catalogue for December 1912 bound in at end. Todd [4351a]. View more info

Episodes in a Policeman's Life

By: Bessell, James C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2479


Presumed first edition -- no copies of this title on WorldCat or COPAC to compare. Original blue cloth. A little darkened at the foot of the front board, light foxing, very good. Inscription facing title page reads "With the Author's Compliments. James C. Bessell 10/7/33". Fiction based on personal experience. 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

The Adventures of Mr Wellaby Johnson (1914)

By: Booth, Oliver

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol & London, J. W. Arrowsmith & Simpkin, Marshall ect: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2480


Original green moire cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges gilt. Spine considerably sunned, a little foxing, good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Mrs M. Harris with the compliments of the Author. Oliver Booth, May 1914". A series of adventures, largely comic in nature, with some criminous content. The book is listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info

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Bushigrams (1897)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2508


Undated first edition [1897]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt, with illustration on glazed pale blue paper inset in centre of front board. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, front free endpaper excised, otherwise good. A collection of short stories. View more info

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A Cabinet Secret (1901)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2509


Illustrated. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, spine and board edges sunned, paper tanned on page edges throughout, a good reading copy. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2510


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, a couple of tiny holes in cloth on spine, small chips to cloth on spine ends, short split to cloth at head of spine, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2511


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, cloth chipped on spine ends, bookplate on front pastedown, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. 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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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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The Startling Exploits of the Doctor, 1886 [Les me?morables aventures du docteur J. B. Quies]

By: Celiere, Paul

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company: 1893

Seller ID: VN2462


New and Cheaper Edition.b One hundred and twenty illustrations. Original decorated brown cloth. One mark on rear board, a little light foxing, signature (1919) on front free endpaper. Although the book is dated 1893, the binding appears to be early C20th: this is probably a "remainder" copy. Although not acknowledged in this edition, the translation from the original French is by Mrs Cashel Hoey. A series of fantastical adventures around the world, perhaps in par... View more info

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Chips from an Old Block (1871)

By: Clarke, Charles Carlos

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1881

Seller ID: VN2449


Yellowback, Select Library of Fiction. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine relaid on pink cloth and endpapers replaced (more than 50 years ago). Large chip to paper at head of spine (see picture) otherwise good. View more info

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More Precious Than Rubies (1903)

By: Cocker, Rev. James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2467


Undated first edition [1903]. Original brown cloth, with decoration of wheat plants in black, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, prize plate (1906) on front pastedown, paper lightly tanned throughout, good. A collection of stories, mostly religious in nature, set in the English village of Blossomby.The author, James Cocker, was a Methodist minister, and at the time of writing was living in Wanganui, New Zealand. He notes in his preface that most of the stories were origi... View more info

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At What Cost & Called Back & Carriston's Gift & Slings & Arrows

By: Conway, Hugh [ie Frederick John Fargus]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bristol & London, J. W. Arrowsmith & John Maxwell: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2465


Four titles bound as one: At What Cost and Other Stories - first edition, John and Robert Maxwell, undated; Called Back -- Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, undated reprint; Carriston's Gift, A Fresh Start, Julian Vanneck and a Dead Man's Face - Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, undated reprint; Slings and Arrows - Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1883. Four volumes bound as one without original wrappers etc in red leather over red marbled boards. Contents clean and tight, but ... 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