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Less Black Than We're Painted (1878)

By: Payn, James

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Seller ID: 04428

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th maroon leather over green and red marbled boards; raised bands and gilt ruling on spine, green endpapers; all edges red. Left half of title label chipped off on spine, decorative bookplate on front pastedown, spine a little darkened, otherwise a tight clean copy, good. A novel of the theatre, which shows an actress's life in a more than usually positive manner. View more info

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Lost Sir Massingberd (1864)

By: Payn, James

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-Type Press: 1917

Seller ID: VN1079

Condition: Good


Undated pocket edition (c1917). original fine ribbed crimson cloth; maroon endpapers. Boards lightly marked, spine lightly sunned, pencilled signature (1917), good. The book that made Payn's name: a mystery thriller concerning the disappearance of a nefarious baronet. 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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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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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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The Burnt Million (1890)

By: Payn, James

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 02647

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth. Spine and board edges sunned, chip to cloth on corner at head of spine, good. The most popular of Payn's later novels: a lively crime novel, partly set in the Lake District. This is in the later Piccadilly novels binding style for Payn's novels, with an undated publisher's catalogue at the end (c1905) 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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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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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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Four Novels: The Shadow of a Crime, By Proxy, Hard Cash & Tom Brown's Schooldays

By: Several Authors: Hall Caine, James Payn, Charles Reade & Thomas Hughes

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus/Macmillan & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: VN2109

Condition: Good


Contains: The Shadow of a Crime by Hall Caine. New Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Bound with: By Proxy by James Payn. New Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Bound with: Hard Cash A Matter-of-Fact Romance by Charles Reade. New Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Bound with: Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes ("An Old Boy"). Illustrated. MAcmillan & Co., 1896. Four late Victorian paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in beaded green binder's cloth. Texts printed in double columns. Corner's rubbed/chipped, a little foxing good. Four popular Victorian novels, of which Payn'... View more info

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Household Words, Volume XVI (16), July - December 1857. Contains: The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices & The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

By: Various Authors: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Geraldine Jewsbury, James Payn, Eliza Lynn Linton, Percy Fitzgerald, T. W. Speight etc

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Household Words: 1857

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89091A

Condition: Very Good


Contains: The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles DICKENS & Wilkie COLLINS. Complete serialisation. Extra Christmas Number for 1857: The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles DICKENS & Wilkie COLLINS. Stories & articles include: Agnes Lee by Geraldine JEWSBURY, The Fair Penitent, A Remarkable Revolution, A Queen's Revenge, A Journey in Search of Nothing, The Debtor's Best Friend & Mrs Badgery by Wilkie COLLINS, Three Generations by James PAYN, The Witches of Scotland, The Witches of England, The Amphlett Love-Story & Lyndon Hall by Eliza Lynn LINTON, A Curious Misprint by Ch... 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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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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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