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Armorel of Lyonesse. A Romance of To-day (1890)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1901

Seller ID: VN1498

Condition: Good


Two volumes bound as one in blue binder's cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Small split to cloth at head of lower hinge, lightly scuffed, undated signatures, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Todd [2702a/03] First issues; series half-titles bound in. A novel partly set in the Scilly Isles. View more info

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The World Went Very Well Then (1887)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91014

Condition: Good


Illustrated, including portrait of Besant as frontispiece in Volume I. Three volumes in original grey-green cloth, with decorative scarf design on front boards in red, black and brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Small cloth inserts at heads of spines on Volumes I & II, full spine strengthened on Volume III. Corners scuffed, faint traces of removed labels on front boards, bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant on each front pastedown: a good... View more info

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For Faith and Freedom (1889)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1889

Seller ID: VN1485

Condition: Very Good


New (ie First One-Volume) Edition. Original blue-grey cloth, blocked in black, green-and-white patterned endpapers. Light mark on front board, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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In Deacon's Orders Etc (1895)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Seller ID: 89061

Condition: Good


[Cheap Edition]. Original light brown cloth on limp/light boards, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine. Light crease to front board, otherwise good. A collection of some of Besant's sharpest stories: In Deacon's Orders, Peer and Heiress, The Equal Woman, The Shrinking Shoe, Quarantine Island, In Three Weeks, One and Two, A Night with Tantalus, The Solid Gold Reef Company Limited, To the Third and Fourth Generation & King David's Fri... View more info

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To Call Her Mine Etc (1889)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 04185A

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original grey-blue cloth, blocked in black; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. 1 cm nick at head of spine, bookplate on front pastedown, gilt a little rubbed on spine, otherwise good. Contains three "Christmas Books": To Call Her Mine, Katherine Regina & Self or Bearer. Katherine Regina originally appeared as a volume in Arrowsmith's Bristol Library: it is the story of a "type-writer girl" -- a new phenomenon at the end o... View more info

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Armorel of Lyonesse. A Romance of To-day (1890)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1907

Seller ID: 00840

Condition: Very Good


New Impression. Original brown cloth on limp boards, blocked in black, title on gilt block on spine. Corners lightly scuffed, some marks on rear board, very good. Issued in the smaller format originally known as the "Popular Two Shilling Novels". View more info

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Fifty Years Ago (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00986

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. View more info

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The Rise of Empire (1897)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Horace Marshall: 1897

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN1422

Condition: Good


The Story of Empire Series. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, a little faint foxing, faint browning on endpapers, good. View more info

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The Changeling (1898)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1899

Seller ID: 02768A

Condition: Good


New Edition. Later Piccadilly Novels style binding: original navy blue cloth, with repeated stylised flower design blindstamped on boards, lettered in gilt. Spine ends nicked, light scuffing, good. One of only a handful of Besant's later novels not be originally published by Chatto & Windus (the first edition was by Chapman and Hall in 1898). Chatto obtained the copyright in 1899. View more info

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Herr Paulus. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91007

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original brown cloth; front boards blocked in blue, with raised designs in brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white endpapers. A little scuffing, light foxing, a very good set. Sadleir [189]. The story of a fraudulent spiritualist. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage for weight/signed for postage. View more info

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Herr Paulus, His Rise, His Greatness, His Fall (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1890

Seller ID: VN2172

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in blue leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities scuffed, otherwise good. The story of the unmasking of a fraudulent "medium". View more info

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The Fourth Generation (1900)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86079

Condition: Good


Original light blue cloth, framed in darker blue and decorated with stylised lilies in paler blue; lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, inscription (1901) on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. A late Besant novel on the themes of the corrupting influence of money, and of the actions of individuals on their descendants. Publisher's catalogue dated June 1900 bound in at end. View more info

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The Golden Butterfly (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1889

Seller ID: VN1859

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original grey-blue cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt on spine; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, corners rubbed, spine lightly sunned, a few faint marks, foxing pots, bookplate on front pastedown, good. The adventures of a wealthy American in Europe. View more info

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The Chaplain of the Fleet (1881)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1884

Seller ID: 03744

Condition: Near Fine


New Edition. Late C19th maroon leather over crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A couple of tiny marks on cloth, light foxing on prelims, otherwise very good/near fine. View more info

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The Golden Butterfly (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Seller ID: 01583

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Later Piccadilly novels style: original blindstamped blue cloth. Corners scuffed, inscription (1899) on front free endpaper, very good. The comedy and adventures of a wealthy American in Europe. View more info

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The Golden Butterfly (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1893

Seller ID: 01916

Condition: Very Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original grey-blue cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt on spine; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few faint marks, inscription (1894) on title page, endpapers faded, otherwise very good. The adventures of a wealthy American in Europe. View more info

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With Harp and Crown (1875)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1915

Seller ID: 02016

Condition: Very Good


Khaki Library Edition. Original khaki (brown) cloth, lettered in black. Corners bumped and lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Produced during the First World War. Besant and Rice's third novel -- "the story of a woman's fidelity, patience and unmerited misfortune". View more info

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The Golden Butterfly (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Seller ID: VN1491

Condition: Good


Undated edition, c1895. Rebound yellowback. Dark green beaded binder's cloth. Light scuffing, good. View more info

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This Son of Vulcan (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1890

Seller ID: 04166

Condition: Very Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Undated with catalogue for 1890 bound in at end. Original grey blue cloth, decoratively blocked in black and gilt: brown-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Light scuffing, some foxing on early pages, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good. A story of love, inheritance and villainy, set amongst ironworkers and foundry folk. View more info

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Sir Richard Whittington, Lord Mayor of London

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1902

Seller ID: VN2117

Condition: Good


New Edition. Frontispiece. Original light brown cloth with shiled in gilt on front board. Faint pink flush to rear board, spine faintly sunned, a few light marks on cloth, foxing spots, gift inscription (1907) on front free endpaper, good. A biography, not a novel. View more info