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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 Marked Man (1886)

By: Streets, Faucet

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Sunderland, Mawson, Browne & Mawson, 1886

Edition: 1st Edition


Mawson's Northern Tales. Undated [1886]. Late C19th brown leather, lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good. The first in a planned series of novels published in Sunderland dealing with life and conditions in the manufacturing centres of northern England. The novel was reviewed by Oscar Wilde in The Pall Mall Gazette -- he thought it "shows some power of description and treatment, but is sadly incomplete." View more info

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A Modern Ulysses. The Strange History of Horace Durand, His Loves and Adventures (1883 as A Modern Ulysses Being the Life, Loves, Adventures and Strange Experiences of Horace Durand)

By: Hatton, Joseph

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1892


"A New and Complete Edition". Original crimson cloth with raised design of chrysanthemums on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, lightly scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise very good. The novel first appeared as a three-decker in 1883; then in 1888 Hatton published a much abridged version, aimed at the juvenile market, entitled Captured by Cannibals. This one-volume edition of 1892 restores the no... View more info

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A Sheaf of Bluebells (1917)

By: Orczy, Baroness [Emmuska]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1917

Edition: 1st Edition


Original blue cloth, lettered in light blue on spine. Endpapers browned with cancelled signature, light foxing, good. Setting: Napoleonic France. View more info

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A Story with a Vengeance; or How Many Joints May Go to a Tale. Inscribed to the Greater Number of Railway Travellers and Dedicated to the Rest (1852)

By: Reach, Angus B [Angus Bethune Reach] & Shirley Brooks

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Nathaniel Cooke, 1853


Second Edition, no date [1853]. Illustrated by Smyth. Original horizontally-ribbed purple cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt lettering on front board; spine blank (as issued); cream endpapers. Cloth chipped along hinges, but binding otherwise tight, good. Eight passengers on a long train journey agree to amuse themselves by story-telling: not one story each, but one continuous tale which each must pick up and carry on (as best they can), in turn. Very scarce. View more info

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A Tale of the Thames (1896)

By: Ashby-Sterry, J. [Joseph Ashby-Sterry]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Bliss, Sands & Co., 1896

Edition: 1st Edition


Original fine-ribbed navy blue cloth, gilt vignette on front board, gilt lettering on spine. "With illustrations in verse by the author and fifteen illustrations in black and white by W. Hatherell, R. I.". Erratum slip tipped in before list of illustrations. Corners lightly rubbed, foxing spots on early pages, good. A romantic journey along the river Thames. View more info

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A Woman's Soul (1900)

By: Heron-Maxwell, Beatrice & Florence Eastwick

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Horace Marshall, 1900

Edition: 1st Edition


Original sage-green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. A number of small smudgy marks around board edges, chipped at head of spine, inscription (1902) on blank prelim, fiar/good. Beatrice Heron-Maxwell (née Eastwick) mostly wrote by herself, but authored two novels -- this one and The Fifth Wheel (1916) -- with her sister Florence. 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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After Many Years

By: Ross, Miriam

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks, 1875


Thirteen illustrations by R. Huttula. In modern card wrapper. Good. Undated, c1875. Short sensational romance, probably originally serialised in Dicks's Bow Bells magazine. View more info

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Air Built Castles Stories from the Spanish of Fernan Caballero, the Walter Scott of Spain. Translated by Mrs Pauli (1887)

By: Caballero, Fernan [ie Cecilia Francisca Josefa Böhl de Faber]. Translated by Mrs Pauli

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, The London Literary Society, 1887

Edition: 1st Edition


Undated first edition [1887]. Original brown cloth with shield in red, silver and gold on front boards, lettered in gilt; pale yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. View more info

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Arsène Lupin From the Play by Maurice Leblanc and Francis De Croisset (1909)

By: Leblanc, Maurice & Edgar Jepson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon, 1909

Edition: 1st Edition


Thrilling Adventure Library. Oval portrait of George Du Maurier (who played the character on stage) inset on front board. Original blue-black cloth, lettered in red on front board, in gilt on spine. Occasional foxing spots, otherwise near fine. View more info

Image for Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears translated [from the French] by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1909) [Sherlock Holmes]

Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears translated [from the French] by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1909) [Sherlock Holmes]

By: Leblanc, Maurice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards, 1903

Edition: 1st Edition


Original maroon cloth, with black stripes on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine strongly sunned, spine ends chipped and worn, faint date stamp on front free endaper, foxing spots, fair only. Leblanc's burglarious hero meets Doyle's great detective: for copyright reasons Sherlock Holmes was changed to Herlock Sholmes and then to Holmlock Shears. The book contains two short novels, published separately in France: The Fair-Haired Lady & The Jewish Lamp. Scarce. View more info

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As You Like It. Illustrative of a Great Sovereign. A Christmas Story (1874)

By: Lyulph [ie Henry Robert Lumley]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler, 1874

Edition: 1st Edition


In a modern card wrapper. View more info

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At What Cost and Other Stories (1885)

By: Conway, Hugh [ie Frederick John Fargus]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell, 1885

Edition: 1st Edition


Undated first edition [1885]. Late C20th rebinding in maroon cloth over red marbled boards; no title or lettering of any sort on binding. Clean, tight, very good. Conway shot to fame with the thriller Called Back in 1883. After his sudden and unexpected death from typhoid in May 1885 at the age of only 37, several posthumous works appeared including this scarce collection of shorter pieces: At What Cost, The Story of a Sculptor and Capital Wine. View more info

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Bellamy the Magnificent An Extravaganza (1904)

By: Horniman, Roy

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1904

Edition: 1st Edition


Title page printed in red and black. Original brown cloth, lettered in red and black on the front board, in gilt on the spine. Lightly damp-marked at foot of spine and on lower potion of rear board, small chip to cloth on lower hinge, foxing on prelims, gift inscription (Xmas 1904) on front free endpaper, good. Several of Horniman's novels were filmed. Bellamy the Magnificent -- about an amorous adventurer and his comeuppance -- became A Gentleman of Paris (1927) and A C... View more info