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Gleams of Memory With Some Reflections (1894)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93093

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; blue endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good. Autobiographical anecdotes and musings: a sequel of sorts to Payn's earlier title Some Literary Recollections. View more info

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Another's Burden and Two Essays (1897)

By: Payn, James

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1898

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 03844

Condition: Very Good


Late C19th maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little foxing, very good. Todd [3259]. First/only issue, but bound without series half-title. Another's Burden is a short novel which appeared on its own in 1897. The Tauchnitz edition added two essays (On Old Age & On Conversation) to complete the volume. View more info

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In Peril and Privation. Stories of Marine Disaster Retold (1888)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 04409

Condition: Good


12 plates and 5 woodcuts. Original pale blue cloth, illustrated (3 boys on a raft) on front board, lettered in red and black (gilt on spine); grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Two small holes rubbed on hinges, small nick to top edge of front board, signature (1891) on both pastedowns, good. Not in Wolff. 17 stories of shipwreck, desert islands and other adversity at sea. Publisher's catalogue dated October 1888 bound in at end. View more info

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Like Father Like Son

By: Payn, James

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1872

Seller ID: 93125

Condition: Fair


Yellowback. Boards grazed with chipping along edges, board edges worn, spine torn along both hinges. Fair reading copy View more info

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What He Cost Her (1877)

By: Payn, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1877

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 87127

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes bound as one in black leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title labels on spine; maroon marbled endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, small scratch on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Todd [1673/74]. First/only issues. Series half-title in Volume 1 only. One of Payn's Sensation stories dealing with question of marriage and legitimacy: its hero is a military cadet at Woolwich. View more info

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Stories and Sketches (1857)

By: Payn, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1857

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80058

Condition: Good


Mid C19th red leather over marbled boards; raised bands, gilt ruling and black leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. Leather a little rubbed at head of spine, small dent near foot of spine, tiny chips to left edge of title label, boards lightly grazed, good. Payn's first published work in prose (he had previously published two volumes of poetry): a collection of 22 stories and essays which had originally appeared in Chambers's Journal and Household Words. View more info

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At Her Mercy (1872)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1881

Seller ID: 04392

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th beaded blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Title page has tear to edge and small loss on bottom free corner, light foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, author's name hand-written on top edge of text block, otherwise good. View more info

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Gleams of Memory and The Eavesdropper: An Unparalleled Experience (1894 & 1888)

By: Payn, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 87126

Condition: Very Good


Late C19th blue cloth over blue boards: red leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, foxing and undated signature on front endpapers, very good. Todd [3028]. First/only issue. Series half-title bound in. The two books were published independently in London. Gleams of Memory is a series of reminiscences. The Eavesdropper is a fantasy: the hero receives a gift from his uncle ("The Warlock") which renders him invisible -- and able to eavesdrop on his friends and relatives. View more info

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Some Private Views Being Essays from The Nineteenth Century Review with Some Occasional Artiles from The Times (1881)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2159

Condition: Good


Late C19th rebinding in crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. From the British Library Bolland Collection, with cancelled stamp on verso of title page. Spine sunned, otherwise a clean tight copy: good. View more info

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Lost Sir Massingberd. A Romance of Real Life (1864)

By: Payn, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Son, & Marston: 1865

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 90103

Condition: Good


Mid C19th purple-black leather over grey-brown beaded cloth. Corners scuffed, signature (undated) on half-title, foxing, author's name added in blue on title page, good. The novel which made Payn's name: concerns the disappearance of the sinister, bullying baronet of the title. View more info

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Fallen Fortunes (1876)

By: Payn, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1867

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 91107

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Tales from Chambers's Journal

By: Several Authors: David Christie Murray, James Payn, John Berwick Harwood, G. Manville Fenn, Walter Thornbury etc

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2260

Condition: Good


Reprint, undated, c1890. Original decorated light brown cloth. Corners rubbed, spine ends bumped, good. Short stories (mostly unsigned) include: The Silver Lever by David Christie Murray, The Longest Month in My Life & Children I Have Met by James Payn, The Lighthouse of the Gannets & My Friend Ching by John Berwick Harwood, Zekel Flint by G. Manville Fenn, Uncle Godfrey & The Interest of a Shilling by Walter Thornbury, A Narrow Escape by Alexandre Dumas. Anonymous items identified in Chambers's Journal 1954 - 1920 by Sue Thomas. This books is one of a series, which bear the same title but hav... View more info

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Belgravia Holiday Number for 1879

By: Various Authors: Charles Gibbon, James Payn, Dutton Cook, Mrs Hungerford etc

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1879

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89108

Condition: Good


Contains short stories including: All a Green Willow by Charles GIBBON, A Modern Delilah by James PAYN, The Marquis Pellegrini by Dutton COOK, A War Story by Elizabeth May BUTT, "What a Mad World it is , My Masters" by Mrs HUNGERFORD. Bound in modern card wrapper. View more info

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The Cornhill Magazine, New Series, Volume IV (4), January - June 1885

By: Various Authors: David Christie Murray, S. Baring-Gould, James Payn, Stanley J. Weyman, Grant Allen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN3011

Condition: Good


Contains: Rainbow Gold by David Christie Murray. First half of ongoing serialisation. The Talk of the Town by James Payn. Conclusion of serialisation. Court Royal by S. Baring-Gould. Start of serialisation. Short stories include: The Two Carnegies Grant Allen, Miss Wilmington's Garden Party by Stanley J. Weyman. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine darkened with small splits at top, good. A heavy item which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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All the Year Round, New Series, Volume XVII (17), September 1876 - February 1877

By: Various Authors: Dutton Cook, James Payn, Besant & Rice

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, All the Year Round: 1877

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1942

Condition: Fair


Contains: Doubleday's Children by Dutton COOK. Start of serialisation. What He Cost Her by James PAYN. Continuation of ongoing serialisation. Extra Christmas Number for 1876: When the Ship Comes Home by Walter BESANT & James RICE. Original blindstamped dark green cloth. Corners rubbed, lightly marked on boards 8 cm split to cloth on lower hinge: fair/good. A heavy volume which will require additional postage outside the UK View more info

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Household Words, Volume XII (12), August 1855 - January 1856.

By: Various Authors: Emily Jolly, Eliza Lynn Linton, Elizabeth Gaskell, James Payn, Charles Dickens etc.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1870

Seller ID: 94018

Condition: Good


Re-issue: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd (c1870). Contains short stories including: A Wife's Story & The Sisters by Emily JOLLY, Winifred's Vow & Sentiment and Action by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Half a Life-Time Ago by Elizabeth GASKELL, Blobbs of Wadham by James PAYN. Articles include: The Great Baby, Our Commission, The Worthy Magistrate, Out of Town & A Slight Depreciation of the Currency by Charles DICKENS, On the Downs, School-Girls, Another Tight Little Island, Lodgings, Miss Davies, The Railway Companion & Our Shakespeare by James PAYN, The Accursed Race by Elizabeth GASKELL, Disputed Identity by Ger... View more info

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The Idler, Volume IV (4), August 1893 - January 1894

By: Various Authors: Israel Zangwill, E. W, Hornung, James Payn, A. Conan Doyle, Hume Nisbet, Richard Marsh, W. Clark Russell etc

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93122

Condition: Good


Contains: The King of Schnorrers by Israel ZANGWILL. Complete serialisation. Memoirs of a Female Nihilist by Sophie WASSILIEFF. Non-fiction. Last three installments. My First Book. Contributions by Morley ROBERTS, David Christie MURRAY, Marie CORELLI, John Strange WINTER, Jerome K. JEROME, Bret HARTE. Short stories include: The Burrawaar Brand by E. W. HORNUNG, Bellamy by James PAYN, The Case of Lady Sannox by A. Conan DOYLE, A Dream in the Night by Coulson KERNAHAN, Story of a Deccan Filly by Hume NISBET, Exchange is Robbery by Richard MARSH, The Greenstone God and the Stockbroker by Fergus H... View more info

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Good Words for 1885. Contains: The Luck of the Darrells (Payn)

By: Various Authors: James Payn

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Isbister & Co: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0634

Condition: Very Good


Contains: The Luck of the Darrells by James Payn. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, blocked in dark green and lettered in gilt; patterned endpapers. Lighly scuffed, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy: very good. Heavy: may require additional postage. View more info

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Chambers's Journal for 1875. Contains: Walter's Word (Payn) & The Flag of Distress (Reid)

By: Various Authors: James Payn, Captain Mayne Reid

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0630

Condition: Very Good


Contains: Walter's Word by James PAYN. Complete serialisation. The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Seas by Captain Mayne REID. Complete serialisation. Numerous anonymous short stories. Mid-C19th navy-blue leather over red marbled boards. A bit scuffed on edges, with 5 cm split to leather on bottom of lower hinge; otherwise good. Heavy: may require additional postage. View more info

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All the Year Round, New Series, Volume XI (11), November 1873 - April 1874

By: Various Authors: James Payn, Dutton Cook etc

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, All the Year Round: 1874

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1937

Condition: Good


Contains: At Her Mercy by James PAYN. Continuation of ongoing serialisation. Young Mr Nightingale by Dutton COOK. Continuation of ongoing serialisation. Extra Christmas Number for 1873: The Blue Chamber (all contributions anonymous). Original blindstamped dark green cloth; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, a couple of tiny chips to cloth, inner joint papers cracked but joints tight: good+. A heavy volume which will require additional postage outside the UK View more info