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Secrets of My Office by A Bill Broker (1863)

By: A Bill Broker, "Andrew Lovegood", Anonymous

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Maxwell: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89028


Original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine relaid with new endpapers (late C20th). A few light marks on cloth, undated inscription on contents page, light foxing, now a tight copy: good. "I, Andrew Lovegood, as I choose to re-name myself and re-baptize myself, have in my time been a singularly successful gold-gatherer." View more info

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Thro' Fire to Fortune

By: Alexander, Mrs [ie Annie Hector]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, R. F. Fenno: 1900

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: VN2496


Original pale brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and orange. Corners rubbed, cloth lightly soiled, undated signatures on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Autobiography of a Publican. A Tale for the Times, Founded on Fact (1857 as The Drunkard's Son)

By: Anonymous; No Author; Unknown

Price: £30.00

Publisher: York, J. C. Booth: 1870

Seller ID: 89068


New Edition. Original pink card wrappers, lettered in black. Top free corner of front cover torn off, card lightly soiled and marked and lightly cracked on spine, fair. "A thrilling relation of the Evils of the Liquor Trade". View more info

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The Prince's Valet (1907)

By: Barnett, John, [ie John Reginald Stagg]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89065


Original light blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Minimal scuffing to spine tips, faint mark on one corner of front board, a few foxing spots, otherwise a crisp bright copy, very good. The memoirs of Gustave, valet to Bonny Prince Charlie. The novel follows the Young Pretender's adventures across Europe after the failed uprising of 1745. View more info

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The Tapu of Banderah (1901)

By: Becke, Louis & Walter Jeffery

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89144


Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, tiny nick at foot of spine, faint foxing, very good. Australian and South Pacific tales. View more info

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In Deacon's Orders Etc (1895)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Seller ID: 89061


[Cheap Edition]. Original light brown cloth on limp/light boards, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine. Light crease to front board, otherwise good. A collection of some of Besant's sharpest stories: In Deacon's Orders, Peer and Heiress, The Equal Woman, The Shrinking Shoe, Quarantine Island, In Three Weeks, One and Two, A Night with Tantalus, The Solid Gold Reef Company Limited, To the Third and Fourth Generation & King David's Fri... View more info

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Lorna Doone. A Romance of Exmoor (1869)

By: Blackmore, R. D. [Richard Doddridge Blackmore]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1885

Seller ID: 89080


Extra-Illustrated. Twenty-Fourth Edition: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. Frontispiece (printed) and 10 photographs each tipped on card pages inserted throughout the book. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and ruled in black and gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on boards, inner joint papers lightly cracked good. This appears to be a publisher's own extra-illustrated edition (rather than ... View more info

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Perlycross. A Tale of the Western Hills (1894)

By: Blackmore, R. D. [Richard Doddridge Blackmore]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company: 1894

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: 89141


Original morocco-grained royal blue cloth, with blindstamped wavy lines on front board, lettered in gilt; publisher's own decorated blue endpapers. Minimal scuffing to corners: a clean, bright copy, very good. First published in three volumes earlier in the same year. View more info

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The Amazing Lady (1899)

By: Bowles, M. [Mamie Bowles]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2493


Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated (with twigs and blossom) in dark green and white on front board, and spine. Spine darkened and scuffed on ends, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads (rather oddly): "Mamie's dedication to Beresford". The novel was reviewed in The Spectator: "[Magda Stacpoole's] engage- ment to, and ultimate rescue from, a deliriously decadent lover is described with an intoxicating exuberance of polysyllab... View more info

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Wyllard's Weird (1885)

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

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1885

Seller ID: 89006


Stereotyped Edition. Undated, c1885. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, undated signature on front free endpaper, good+. Crime novel which starts dramatically with a woman's body being thrown from a train. View more info

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Ishmael (1884)

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

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1885

Seller ID: 89046


Stereotyped Edition [14885]. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, very good. Dated 6.85 at foot of final page. View more info

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The White House (1908)

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

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89078


Original blue cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Corners scuffed, small chip to cloth on lower hinge, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, good. Sadleir [342]. View more info

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Dead Love Has Chains (1907)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1913

Seller ID: 89081


7d Copyright Novels. Undated, c1913. Frontispiece. Pocket edition in original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly marked on boards, light foxing, good. A short novel, originally called Conrad. View more info

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Red as a Rose is She (1870)

By: Broughton, Rhoda

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1887

Seller ID: 89127


Eleventh Edition, Bentley's Favourite Novels. Frontispiece. Favourite Novels binding in blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Minimal scuffing, light foxing on prelims, inscription (1889) on title page: crisp, bright, very good. View more info

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Handsome Harry of the Fighting Belvedere & Cheerful Ching-Ching, Sequel to Handsome Harry & Daring Ching-Ching; or The Mysterious Cruise of the Swallow & Wonderful Ching-Ching. His Further Adventures. Sequel to Handsome Harry, Cheerful Ching-Ching and Daring Ching-Ching.

By: Burrage, Edwin Harcourt

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W. Lucas: 1885

Seller ID: 89130


Author's Editions. Undated, c1885. 51 weekly penny parts (numbered continuously through the four books), each headed with a full page illustration. Late C19th tan leather over orange marbled boards. Edges rubbed, some tanning to paper, some pages misbound (but all present) in parts 13 & 23, some pages severely trimmed at top, lacks final instalment of the final story, thus good / fair. The first three stories are complete; only Wonderful Ching-Ching is missing a final ep... View more info

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Young Ching-Ching

By: Burrage, Edwin Harcourt

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W. Lucas: 1885

Seller ID: 89131


24 weekly parts, each headed with a full page illustration. No publisher's details etc, but almost certainly W. Lucas, c1885. Binding uniform with item 52 above. Late C19th tan leather over orange marbled boards. A little light foxing, some wrinkling to page edges, otherwise very good. Burrage's juvenile penny dreadful style tales tell of wild adventures at sea, with some very dubious racial stereotyping. View more info

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The Fool-Killer (1904)

By: Cleeve, Lucas, [ie Adelina Kingscote]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89053


Title page printed in red and black. Original blue cloth, lettered in black. Sunned at extreme foot, foxing spots on early pages, good. Publisher's booklists (1903 - 04) at end. View more info

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The Friendships of Veronica (1905)

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2495


Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly scuffed, some foxing, good. View more info

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Miss or Mrs? (1873)

By: Collins, WIlkie

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Tauchnitz: 1872

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89054


[First Book Issue], Copyright Edition. Late C19th cream parchment over red and black mottled paper-covered boards; red leather title label on spine. Spine a little darkened, title label rubbed on edges, boards grazed and rubbed on edges, a little foxing; otherwise a tight copy, good. Todd [1233A]. First setting: precedes the London edition by 6 months. The short novel first appeared at the Christmas Number of The Graphic in 1871; this edition was published in Leipzig in ... View more info