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Image for A Free-Lance in a Far Land Being an Account of the Singular Fortunes of Selwyn Fyveways, of Fyveways Hall, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire; for Seven Years a Free Adventurer in the Kingdoms of Hindostan (1895)

A Free-Lance in a Far Land Being an Account of the Singular Fortunes of Selwyn Fyveways, of Fyveways Hall, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire; for Seven Years a Free Adventurer in the Kingdoms of Hindostan (1895)

By: Compton, Herbert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co., 1897


Cheap Edition. Original red cloth with scimitar and spear in gilt on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, publisher's monogrammed endpapers. Circular dark mark in centre of front board, ring mark on rear board, a few other light marks on cloth, foxing on prelims, good. "Marvellous adventures of a free adventurer in India at the end of the 18th century; View more info

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A Gentleman of France

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition


Collection of British Authors Volumes 2962/63. Late C19th blue cloth. Stain on leading edge of Volume 1; signatures on front free endpapers, good. Todd & Bowden [2962a/63]. First issues. Half-titles bound in. View more info

Image for A Gentleman of France Being the Memoirs of Gaston De Bonne Sieur de Marsac (1893)

A Gentleman of France Being the Memoirs of Gaston De Bonne Sieur de Marsac (1893)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1901


New Impression. Frontispiece and illustrated title page. Original grey-blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Corners lightly scuffed, a little light foxing, very good View more info

Image for A Lady of Quality Being a most curious, hitherto unknown history, as related by Mr Isaac Bickerstaff but not presented to the World of Fashion through the pages of The Tatler, and now for the first time written down... (1896)

A Lady of Quality Being a most curious, hitherto unknown history, as related by Mr Isaac Bickerstaff but not presented to the World of Fashion through the pages of The Tatler, and now for the first time written down... (1896)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1896

Edition: First English Edition


Frontispiece. Original green cloth with blindstamped scrolling and gilt lettering. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, very good. An historical romance of the 1690s. View more info

Image for A Little Step-Daughter (1877)

A Little Step-Daughter (1877)

By: Roberts, Margaret

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, National Society's Depository, 1893


Undated reprint (c1893, dated from new titles listed in catalogue). Illustrated. Original illustrated red cloth, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Corners and spine ends scuffed, undated signature (in pencil) on prelims, good. View more info

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A Man's Foes (1895)

By: Strain, E. H [Mrs Euphans H. Strain]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1899


Yellowback. 2/- Copyright Novels. Undated [1899]. Illustrated by A Forestier. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, with fine-ribbed maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light edgewear, front free endpaper tipped in, otherwise a bright copy, very good. Topp [II, p.368]. Historical novel. Subject: The siege of Londonderry, 1689-90. View more info

Image for A Monk of Fife being the Chronicle Written by Norman Leslie of Pitculo, Concerning the Marvellous Deeds that Befell in the Realm of France in the Years of Our Lord MCCCCXXIX -- XXXI. Now First Done into English out of the French by Andrew Lang ("1896")

A Monk of Fife being the Chronicle Written by Norman Leslie of Pitculo, Concerning the Marvellous Deeds that Befell in the Realm of France in the Years of Our Lord MCCCCXXIX -- XXXI. Now First Done into English out of the French by Andrew Lang ("1896")

By: Lang, Andrew

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1896

Edition: First Edition


Illustrations by Selwyn Image. Original pinky brown cloth: top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Heavy spotting on prelims, faint browning to pages, very good. Historical novel about Joan of Arc. This is an example of the then common practice of "post-dating" -- the book was issued in October 1895 in time for coming Christmas season, but dated 1896. The first American edition (from the same publisher) is dated 1895, but was issued at the same time. View more info

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A Nest of Linnets (1901)

By: Moore, F. Frankfort [Frank Frankfort Moore]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1901

Edition: 1st Edition


Illustrated. Original green cloth, blocked in gilt. Light scuffing on corners, a little light foxing, undated signature on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Historical novel set in Bath around 1771 - 2 and featuring such well-known figures as Dr Johnson, Sheridan, Boswell, Goldsmith etc. View more info

Image for A Set of Rogues Namely Christopher Sutton, John Dawson, The Señor Don Sanchez del Castillo de Castelaña and Moll Dawson[.]Their Wicked Conspiracy, and a True Account of their Travels and Adventures[...] (1895)

A Set of Rogues Namely Christopher Sutton, John Dawson, The Señor Don Sanchez del Castillo de Castelaña and Moll Dawson[.]Their Wicked Conspiracy, and a True Account of their Travels and Adventures[...] (1895)

By: Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1895

Edition: Colonial Edition


Macmillan's Colonial Library No. 233. Original undecorated green cloth. Light foxing on endpapers, otherwise very good. Historical crime novel, with an immensely long, mock eighteenth century title (I have only given about half of it above). View more info

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A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time (1887)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1901


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Later style Piccadilly binding: royal blue clot; raised design of trees on top right of front board, lettered in gilt. A little foxing, otherwise very good. Caine's second novel: a melodrama set largely in the Lake District. Publisher's catalogue for March 1901 bound in at end. View more info

Image for A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time (1887)

A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time (1887)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1892


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original olive-brown boards, blocked in black on front board and spine, lettered in gilt on spine; green-and-white "convulvulus" endpapers. Faint mark on leading edges of boards, short tear at foot of half-title, bookplate on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Caine's second novel: a melodrama set largely in the Lake District. Publisher's catalogue for September 1892 bound in at end. View more info

Image for A Stormy Life. Queen Margaret's Journal (1867)

A Stormy Life. Queen Margaret's Journal (1867)

By: Fullerton, Lady Georgiana

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates, 1909


New Edition. Original blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Trace of removed plate on front pastedown, various stamps on prelims and first page of text. Ex-library, but no marks on binding and otherwise a clean, tight copy, good. View more info

Image for A Tatter of Scarlet. Adventurous Episodes of the Commune in the Midi 1871

A Tatter of Scarlet. Adventurous Episodes of the Commune in the Midi 1871

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1913

Edition: First Edition


Original illustrated fine-ribbed green cloth. Faint circular mark on front board, light foxing/spotting on pages, faint signature on front endpapers, good. View more info

Image for Acté A Tale of the Days of Nero, translated by Alfred Allinson (1904) [Acté, 1838]

Acté A Tale of the Days of Nero, translated by Alfred Allinson (1904) [Acté, 1838]

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co, 1920


The Novels of Alexandre Dumas. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Edges lightly rubbed, paper browned, good. One of Dumas's earliest historical romances: a novel set in Corinth during the reign of Nero. View more info

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Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp

By: Grant, James

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Co., 1890


Undated reprint (c1890). Late C19th rebinding in dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light scuffing, foxing, good. Historical novel: set in 1806, during the war with France. View more info