Author:Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

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Jan Oxber (1900)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86084

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1900]. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, endpapers browned, signature on front free endpaper (1901), light foxing, good. Agnus/Higginbotham was a follower of Thomas Hardy, writing novels set in "Wessex" (Dorset and the South West), but generally less pessimistic in outlook. "Mr Orme Agnus dares to tread in Mr Hardy's footsteps, but with this difference, that his work is lighter, more laughable, less subjective" (The Morning Leader). Jan Oxber contains the title novel and four shorter pieces, set in "Barleigh" in Wessex. View more info

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The Prime Minister (1908)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91057

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original green cloth with blindstamped designs and small decorations in bright green on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, gift inscription (1908) on front free endpaper, foxing, good. Unlike Agnus's rural fiction, The Prime Minister is a sensational novel of crime, love and politics set in Westminster and beyond. Hrolf Calladen, the Prime Minister in question, murders a blackmailer who is threatening to reveal his bigamy. View more info

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Sarah Tuldon (1903)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2829

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped framing on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt. Corners rubbed, foxing, front free endpaper, removed, otherwise good. Agnus/Higginbotham was a follower of Thomas Hardy, writing novels set in "Wessex" (Dorset and the South West), but generally less pessimistic in outlook. "Mr Orme Agnus dares to tread in Mr Hardy's footsteps, but with this difference, that his work is lighter, more laughable, less subjective" (The Morning Leader). View more info