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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)


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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A Prince of Edom (1898)

By: Ballingal, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Paisley, Alexander Gardner, 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


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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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)


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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Anne Mainwaring (1901)

By: Ridley, Lady [Alice]

Price: £20.00

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

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


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

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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)


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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Earth Fires : A Pastoral Tragedy (1924)

By: Vallings, Gabrielle

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co, 1924

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Introduction by Lucas Malet. Original crimson cloth, lettered in black. Corners scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracking (but joints tight), light foxing throughout, good. Inscribed on front free endpaper; Cecil J. W. Miller with the Author's gratitude and signed on the title page Gabrielle Vallings. The introduction by Lucas Malet praises the novel as a work of "intrinsic interest and value of no mean order." This is perhaps unsurprising, as Vallings was Mal... 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


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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Fenwick's Career (1906)

By: Ward, Mrs Humphry [ie Mary Augusta Ward]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1906


Number 229 of 250 copies, on handmade paper, signed by author ("Mary A. Ward") on first leaf. 2 volumes, untrimmed in original card wrappers. Edges ragged, covers have wear to edges and marks, small chips and tears on edges/corners: volume II lacks rear cover. A fair copy of a scarce item. Heavy: may require additional postage. 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)


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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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)


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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Sporting Tales (1893)

By: Kennard, Mrs Edward [ie Mary Kennard]

Price: £36.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)


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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The Catholic Man. A Study

By: Turnbull, Mrs Lawrence [Francese Litchfield Turnbull]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Boston, L. Lothrop Company, 1890

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Presentation copy. Original brown cloth, blocked in gilt. Light scuffing head/foot of spine, otherwise very good. The inscription on the front free endpaper reads: "Mr K. C. Jebb, with the kind regards of the author, Baltimore April 1892" View more info

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The Green Bay Tree. A Tale of To-day (1894)

By: Wilkins, W. H. & H. Vivian [William Henry Wilkins & Herbert Vivian]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1894

Edition: 3rd Edition


Third [and First One-Volume] Edition. Original green cloth with blindstamped flower designs on boards, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, inscription, good. The inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper reads: "To Miss Edith Blyth: a tribute of deepest respect from the Author. V. King Charles of France, Spain & Navarre, his birthday, 1895 (18/30 March). Paris. Chapters I, V, X, XI, XII, XIII, XV, XVI, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, ... 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)


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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The Maid of the Isles. A Romance of Skye (1924)

By: Swan, Annie S. [Annie Shepherd Swan]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)


Undated first edition [1924]. Original blindstamped pale blue cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine tips rubbed, light soiling on cloth, foxing on prelims, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: Dear Vera from her old friend The Author. View more info