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Volume III, April - September 1910
Average Jones--Ferret by Samuel Hopkins ADAMS. Crime stories by an American author.
A King's Courier by H. M. EGBERT. Start of series of stories of intrigue.
Short stories and novelettes include:
The Hard Man, The Dalrymple Case, Handsome Jack, The Sin and Its Punishment & The Saint by Charles GARVICE, Juliette A Tale of the Terror by Baroness ORCZY, The Captain's Legacy, The Romance of a Ragged Dog & The Wastrel's Wife by Tom GALLON, The China Pig, The Tickety Clock Silky & Postponed by Alice & Claude ASKEW, Whom God Hath Joined-- by T. W. HANSHEW, Gingerbread & The Fall of the Curtain by Ruby M. AYRES, Jasper Murray's Child by L. T. MEADE, The Last Gasp by Fred M. WHITE.
Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Paper lightly tanned, otherwise very good.

Volume II (2), October 1905 - March 1906
The Cares of a Chaperon by L. G. MOBERLEY. Complete series of six stories.
Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael SABATINI. Conclusion of serialisation.
Beware of the Dog by Robin GRAY. Conclusion of serialisation.
True Detective Stories by M. F. GORON. Start of serialisation.
Short stories include:
The Watcher by the Dead & The Man and the Snake by Ambrose BIERCE, Science--and the Child & Toby the Dog by Alice & Claude ASKEW, In the Next Room & Caulfield's Crime by Alice PERRIN, Sylvia's Bridegrooms by Arabella KENEALY, A Mixed Bag by Fox RUSSELL, His Heart's Desire by Ethel M. DELL, Those Strands of Golden Hair by Jessie M. E. SAXBY, My Bush Honeymoon ("Guy Boothby's Last and Best Story") by Guy BOOTHBY.
The "My Best Story" feature includes
The Pelt Hunter by K. & Hesketh PRICHARD, The Plague-Ship "Tupisa" by George GRIFFITH.
The "Books in Brief" feature includes potted versions of
The Man by Bram STOKER, Starvecrow Farm by Stanley J. WEYMAN, Red o' the Feud by Halliwell SUTCLIFFE, Kipps by H. G. WELLS, The Cherry Ribband by S. R. CROCKETT, The House of Mirth by Edith WHARTON.
Original decorated pink cloth. 828 pages. Boards generally rubbed and sunned, paper tanned throughout with some small tears to edges, inner joint papers cracked: fair only.

143 NORRIS, W[illiam] E[dward]: A Bachelor's Blunder (1886)
New [ie First One-Volume] Edition, Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley, 1887. Original blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small chip to cloth at foot of spine, small chips to front inner joint paper, a little foxing, good.

New Series, Nos 35, 36, 37, 42, 50, 74, 77, 85 etc. Contains: Before the Dawn. A Tale of the Stage by the Author of The Mystery of Tregarvon Court.
The Wrecker's Beacon by the Author of The Viking's Rock
Love's Sacrifice
by the Author of Forgotten
The Duke's Victims
by Annabel GRAY [ie Anne COX]
Wedded, Then Wooed by the Author of Her Mother's Treachery
A Wild Career
by the Author of Lindenfells
Mrs Carbery's Companion
by H. C. COATE
Lady Goodwin by Wray LINDSAY
The Mystery of Mulgrave by Florence HODGKINSON
Bride Dane's Oath by "Yorston"
Pauline's Husband by Randolph FORTESCUE
The Lost Lord Arumstone by Randolph FORTESCUE.
Undated, c1888. Bound up (without prelims) in late C19th crimson binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends rubbed, otherwise good.
A non-sequential selection of twelve issues of The Novel Reader, the last four not being numbered. Each "novel" consists of 32 pages, and has one illustration.

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148 OWEN, H[arry] Collinson: The Adventures of Antoine (1919)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, nd [1919]. Original pale blue cloth with blindstamped designs on boards and spine, lettered in gilt. Corners bumped, a little foxing, very good
Seven crime adventures featuring Antoine Poiret, general business manager of La Lumière, a Parisian newspaper. Listed in Hubin.

149 PAIN, Barry: Little Entertainments (1903)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin (1903). Full maroon leather; no title on spine; owner's initials (E. M.) in gilt on front board. Lightly scuffed, page edges faintly tanned, very good.
A collection of brief short stories. Issued in both card and cloth bindings: this rebound copy was presumably originally in card.

150 PAIN, Barry: If Summer Don't (1922)
First Edition: T. Werner Laurie, nd [1922]. Original yellow cloth, lettered in black; first and last leaves used as endpapers, with advertisement for Pain's Robinson Crusoe. Spine sunned, pages lightly tanned on edges, good.
The cover reads: Barry Pain's Parody of "If Winter Comes". If Summer Don't. A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H. NOTSOMUCHINSON. BARRY PAIN. Pain's target is A. S. M. Hutchinson's bestseller If Winter Comes, which he accuses of misusing the First World War for the purpose of fiction "It is altogether too easy. It buys the emotional situation ready-made".

Volumes X - XIII, September 1896 - August 1897
Contains: St Ives: The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England by Robert Louis STEVENSON. Complete serialisation, with completion by A. T. Quiller-Couch.
A Tribute of Souls by Robert HICHENS & Frederic HAMILTON. Novelette in two episodes.
Short stories include: The Story of Karl Ott by Algernon BLACKWOOD, Janet's Nemesis by Grant ALLEN, An Illustration of Modern Science by Richard MARSH, The Story of Naskatu Priest of Ptah by John LE BRETON, The Man Who Intervened by Robert HICHENS, A Bad Character Suit by Flora Annie STEEL, The Pilot by Morley ROBERTS, A Moment's Madness by Maud DIVER, The Transfer by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE.
Four volumes in original light blue cloth on bevelled boards, decorated in darker blue and lettered in gilt. A few light marks, light foxing, very good.

Volume XXXVIII, July - December 1906
Contains: Gaspar Ruiz: The Story of a Guerilla Chief by Joseph CONRAD. Novella in 4 episodes.
Short stories include:
The Bus Conductor by E. F. BENSON, Three P's by F. C. BURNAND, A Middle Aged Drama by Violet JACOB, Justnowland by E. NESBIT, The Cairn, Crazywell & The Parson and the Clerk by Eden PHILLPOTTS, The Baker of Rousillon by Rafael SABATINI.
Dark green beaded binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners lightly scuffed, otherwise very good.

153 PAYN, James: Fallen Fortunes (1876)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1876. Two volumes bound as one in late C19th red leather over glazed red boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Extremities lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing, otherwise very good.
Todd [1625/26]. First/only issues: series half-titles bound in.

154 PEACOCK, F[erdinand] M[ansel]:
A Soldier and a Maid: A Romance of the Late War in Burmah (1890); From Reveillé to Lights Out; or, Lionel Tregarthen, Lieutenant (1891) & A Military Crime (1891)
Gale & Polden, nd, nd, nd (c1891). Three paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in recent maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Some light soiling on margins, otherwise very good.
Three military novels, all three set (at least in part) in Burma.

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157 PEMBERTON, T[homas] Edgar: A Very Old Question (1877)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Samuel Tinsley, 1877. Three volumes in original blue cloth, framed and decorated in black on all boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. Traces of removed labels on front boards, spine ends lightly rubbed, impressed stamps on prelims, a little light cracking to inner joint papers, faint tanning to page edges, a good set.
Wolff [5518].

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160 PRICHARD, K[ate] & Hesketh: New Chronicles of Don Q (1906)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1906. Illustrated by Stanley L . Wood. Original red cloth, with illustration on glazed paper in centre of front board, framed in black and lettered in gilt. Small chips and two small splits on spine ends, cover illustration lightly glazed, a little foxing, faint (undated signature) on front free endpaper, good
The writers were mother and son. This is the second book of stories featuring Don Q, a fearsome Spanish Robin Hood figure.

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162 QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur: Mortallone and Aunt Trinidad (1917)
First Edition: J. W. Arrowsmith (Bristol), 1917. Original red cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lettering oxidised, undated inscription on title page, otherwise very good.
Two short novels -- The Keys of Mortallone & Aunt Trinidad, topped off with a single short story, Captain Knot.

Extra Xmas Numbers
1881: The Steadfast Aim
1882: The Bow of Strength
1883: Winged with Light
1884: The Golden Centre
1885: Sure and Swift
1886: Shafts of Light
Short stories include: The Old Mill Wheel by Mrs G. Linnaeus BANKS, Gipsy's Baby, A Dog Called Joe, Bluebell's Hero & A Visit to Little Fell by L. T. MEADE, Tom Yorke's Legacy, A Charity Child & The Foundling of the Snow by Edward GARRETT, A White Christmas Flower, A Veiled Blessing, A Lighthouse Guest, A Prison Christmas Story & Her Black Friend by F[elicia] M[ary] SKENE, By the Margent of the Sea & The Unforgiven Lady of Kyme Lea by Mary LINSKILL, Wild Jack & Promised by C[harlotte] DESPARD.
Six numbers bound together in late C19th navy blue leather over brown boards. Corners rubbed, first number a little shaken, second number missing prelims and first page of first story (not one of those listed above), good.