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A Prince of Edom (1898)

By: Ballingal, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Paisley, Alexander Gardner: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04290

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Endpapers replaced, a little scuffing, light foxing, good. Inscription on half title reads: Mrs Mavis [?] With the Author's Kind Regards. An Old Testament historical novel, featuring Kings David and Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba. View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Last Harkawber and Other Stories (1904)

By: Beswick, Harry

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Clarion Press: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2038

Condition: Very Good


Collection of short stories. Original navy blue cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. Lightly scuffed, very good. Inscription on half title reads: To my dear old chum & "best man" Harvey Gee from the author Septr 1904 "May the Wing of friendship never moult a feather" Richard Swiveller. View more info

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A Gentleman of the Road (1911)

By: Bleackley, Horace

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88027

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, framed and illustrated in black, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, light foxing, very good. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: With kind regards from the Author. Eighteenth century historical romance: the hero, Dick Maynard, is unjustly accused of being a highwayman. 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

Condition: Good


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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A Norseman's Pilgrimage (1875)

By: Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Co.: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 90005

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt, yellow endpapers. Rubbed and nicked at head of spine, one corner creased, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Algernon R. Boyesen from his affectionate father Hjalmar H. Boyesen...May 1892. Boyesen was born in Norway and emigrated to the U. S. A. at the age of 21. He became the first Norwegian author to write a novel (Gunnar, 1874) in his adopted country, and followed it with A Nors... View more info

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A Woman of Shawmut. A Romance of Colonial Times (1891)

By: Carpenter, Edmund Janes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Boston (Mass), Little, Brown & Co.: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04074

Condition: Very Good


Original two-tone cloth: boards white with cameo of woman's head in white, pink and gilt; spine brown, lettered in gilt. A little marking on cloth, otherwise very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Mrs Frank D. Allen with the kind regards of the author E. J. Carpenter, May 1894. View more info

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Hark Forward! (1891)

By: Cotton, Mark

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall etc: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 90032

Condition: Good


Two-t0ne cloth, joined across the diagonal (top left to bottom right); red and cream, lettered and decoratively framed in gilt; green-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine lightly sunned and board edges marked, thus only good. The dedication leaf (preceding contents page) gives a printed reproduction of letter from Cotton to a "Mrs Jessop"; but there is a presentation note in author's actual handwriting ("Miss Stoddart with the Author's compliments | Dece... View more info

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A King of Space (1925)

By: Cowdroy, Joan A. [Joan Agnes Cowdroy]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1926

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04223

Condition: Good


Undated, c1926. Original blue boards, framed and blocked in gilt. Spine quite sunned, first leaf used as pastedown, small nicks on board edges, good. Inscribed by the author on the title page: With cordial wishes, Joan A. Cowdroy Christmas 29. Cowdroy wrote a number of crime novels in the 1930s and 1940s. This early title is something rather different. A review from an Australian newspaper (The Queenslander) reveals that The King of Space is concerned with a young man wh... View more info

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By Shamrock and Heather (1897)

By: Downe, Walmer

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Digby, Long & Co.: 1898

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88107

Condition: Good


Original navy blue cloth, with chrysanthemum design in gilt along right portion of front board, lettered in gilt; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, paper on front inner joint lightly cracked, good. Inscription on title page reads: To Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Pitt with the Author's compliments and best wishes, Edin 15/7/99. A gentle tale set largely in Ulster. Scarce. View more info

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Christian Thal, A Novel

By: Francis, M. E. [ie Mary Blundell]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1919

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 01385

Condition: Good


New Impression. Signed by the author facing the title page: To Philip Williamson, with best wishes from the Author Xmas 1919. Mary Blundell "M. E. Francis". Original green cloth. Corners rubbed, spine lightly sunned, good. A novel on a musical theme. Mr Williamson was obviously not a close friend, as he only got given a reprint, and that 4 years after it was issued! View more info

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Sporting Tales (1893)

By: Kennard, Mrs Edward [ie Mary Kennard]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2286

Condition: Fair


Original green cloth, with blindstamped panels of leaves on front board, lettered in black and gilt. Board edges damp marked, otherwise a tight copy, fair/good. Inscribed and signed by the author. Rhyming inscription on verso of front free endpaper reads: A little book/And yet it took/A good, long time to write./Still if it please/And dull care flees/My toil will then seem light/Mary E. Kennard. View more info

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Tales of Two Countries, translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. With an Introduction by H. H. Boyesen (1891_

By: Kielland, Alexander [& Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor/Compiler

Seller ID: 90006

Condition: Good


Rebound in late C19th black leather over blue marbled boards; pale blue marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed, good. Signed by Boyesen ("H. H. Boyesen") on blank prelim. Boyesen was born in Norway and emigrated to the U. S. A. at the age of 21. He became the first Norwegian author to write a novel (Gunnar, 1874) in his adopted country. He was a noted linguist and academic, and therefore the ideal candidate to provide an introduction to the work of Alexander Kielland, ... View more info

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The Temple of Pallas Athenæ

By: Lewys, George [Margot Asquith]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed for Subscribers Only: 1924

Seller ID: 00468

Condition: Fair


Presentation Copy to Margot Asquith. First Edition. No 413 of 995 signed copied issued. Frontispiece. Original orange cloth over blue moiré boards. Spine darkened, some soiling and partial ring mark on boards: fair/good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: Margot Asquith with Compliments of the Author. New York 1924 George Lewys. Margot Asquith was the famously witty wife of the British Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith. It seems Lewys signed every copy of his book:... View more info

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Some Men and Women (1925)

By: Lowndes, Marie Belloc

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 85121

Condition: Good


Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Cloth a little sunned on spine, a few faint marks, some foxing, good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: Dear Juliet, with love from the writer Marie Belloc Lowndes. Eight short stories, including some crime. View more info

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Her Majesty's Rebels (1907)

By: Lysaght, S. R. [Sidney Royse Lysaght]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1907

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 85120

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed emerald green cloth, with blindstamped shamrock designs on front board, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, foxing on early/late pages, inscription on front free endpaper, very good. Inscription reads: Evelyn Hellicar from S. R. Lysaght March 1907. The hero, Desmond, is clearly based on the Irish nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell. View more info

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Fabulous Fancies (1903)

By: Maxwell, W. B. [William Babington Maxwell]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85038

Condition: Good


Original pale blue cloth with single line border in gilt, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, spine a little dulled, inscription on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. Inscription reads: Dorothy Du Cane from the Author Dec. 1903. Maxwell's third book. View more info

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Famous Detective Stories (1926)

By: Morton, Alexander

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Glasgow, James Hedderwick & Sons: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88067

Condition: Very Good


Original light grey-green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. A little foxing, very good. Inscribed on front free endpaper: Alexander Morton, Author 6 Sep/28. View more info

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Speaking Rather Seriously (1908)

By: Ridge, W. Pett [William Pett Ridge]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 87041

Condition: Good


Frontispiece photograph of author. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt. Free endpapers tipped in, lightly scuffed, spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, good. The printed dedication -- To the wise in the hope they will agree with me -- has been amended and signed by the author, to now read To the wise Richard Bownton in the hope he will agree with me W. Pett Ridge Easter 1908. A series of essays on aspects of life in London View more info

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Anne Mainwaring (1901)

By: Ridley, Lady [Alice]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longman, green & Co.: 1901

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04233

Condition: Very Good


New [ie Second] Impression. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. A few light marks on front board, browning to page edges on prelims, author's inscription on half title, very good. The inscription reads: Dearest Hessey from the Writer Sept 1911. A girl marries to escape the perpetual demands of "Society": then falls in love with another man. View more info