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The Opal Ring: Extra Christmas Number for All the Year Round, 1874

By: Anonymous

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, All the Year Round: 1874

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1382

Condition: Good


A collection of linked stories, all anonymous. The tales revolve around the "bad luck" brought by an opal ring: the link is the clairvoyant who can see the owners of the ring, in a mesmeric trance. As issued but without original blue wrappers. Clean, good View more info

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Strange Tales of Peril and Adventure (1890)

By: Anonymous

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society/Leisure Hour Library: 1905

Seller ID: VN1820

Condition: Good


London: R. T. S. (Religious Tract Society), 1905. Book. Good. Hardcover. Undated reprint, c1905. Illustrated. Original illustrated brown cloth, all edges gilt. Corners rubbed, inscription (1915) on front free endpaper, good. A collection of hairsbreadth escapes, odd adventures etc for boy readers. View more info

Image for [The Odd Volume] The Legend of the Large Mouth and Other Tales (1835 as The Odd Volume; or, Book of Variety: Illustrated by Two Odd Fellows, Robert Seymour and Robert Cruikshank)

[The Odd Volume] The Legend of the Large Mouth and Other Tales (1835 as The Odd Volume; or, Book of Variety: Illustrated by Two Odd Fellows, Robert Seymour and Robert Cruikshank)

By: Anonymous

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood: 1877

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 88025

Condition: Very Good


Undated, c1877. Frontispiece and seven plates by George Cruikshank [and Robert Seymour]. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt ("The Legend of the Large Mouth"); pale yellow endpapers. Gift inscription (1882) on front free endpaper, light scuffing, otherwise very good. Nineteen stories and poems, none of which is signed. View more info

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The Family Story-Teller: That Girl!

By: Anonymous [Fanny Lablanche]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Stevens: 1900

Seller ID: VN0498

Condition: Good


Undated, c1900. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt, with advertisements on endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise good. The book was issued anonymously, but in Charlotte M. Brame (1836-1884) Towards a Primary Bibliography (compiled by Graham Law, with Gregory Drozdz and Debby McNally) That Girl! is attributed to Fanny LABLANCHE. 0 View more info

Image for An Arm-Chair in the Smoking Room: or Fiction, Anecdote, Humour, and Fancy for Dreamy Half-Hours with Notes on Cigars, Meerschaums, and Smoking, from Various Pens (1870)

An Arm-Chair in the Smoking Room: or Fiction, Anecdote, Humour, and Fancy for Dreamy Half-Hours with Notes on Cigars, Meerschaums, and Smoking, from Various Pens (1870)

By: Anonymous; Various

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Rivers & Co.: 1870

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2590

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1870]. Original purple-black cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; blue-black endpapers. 2 mm loss to cloth head and foot of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, foxing (quite heavy on early pages), otherwise good. View more info

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A Fallen Idol

By: Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1886

Seller ID: 01497

Condition: Good


Second Edition. Original pale brown cloth, with decorative bands (head and foot of front board, and on spine) in black; pale yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spine a little sun-darkened with gilt title lettering dulled. Otherwise a clean, tight copy, good. View more info

Image for Baboo Jabberjee B. A. (1897)

Baboo Jabberjee B. A. (1897)

By: Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co: 1897

Seller ID: 01825

Condition: Good


Second Edition. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Light scuffing to extremities, light scratch on front board a trifle shaken, good. View more info

Image for Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)

Lyre and Lancet. A Story in Scenes (1895)

By: Anstey, F. [ie Thomas Anstey Guthrie]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 04231

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth Impression (Second Edition). Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, blocked in black. Bookplate, signature (1964), one faint mark, otherwise fine. View more info

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Heart Histories and Life Pictures

By: Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, W. Nicholson & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: VN2611

Condition: Very Good


Undated edition (c1900), and issued anonymously. Original navy blue cloth; patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, foxed on endpapers, very good. Uncommon title. View more info

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House Scraps (1887)

By: Atkin, G. Duckworth

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Stock Exchange: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2179

Condition: Very Good


"For Private Circulation Only". Entered at Gorgonzola Hall, published by the Author at The Stock Exchange. Maroon cloth, framed in black on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; maroon marbled endpapers. Light sunning, a little faint foxing, very good. Snippets, anecdotes and other tit-bits relating to the Stock Exchange. View more info

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The Passport (1905)

By: Bagot, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: VN0820

Condition: Good


Second Edition (issued one month after first). Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, a few faint marks on rear board, bookplate on front pastedown, good++ View more info

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Saints in Society (1905)

By: Baillie-Saunders, Margaret

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1913

Seller ID: VN0320

Condition: Good


Reprint. Original deep mauve cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Endpapers browned, spine faintly sunned, good. View more info

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The Smuggler: A Tale (1831)

By: Banim, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1862

Seller ID: 83082

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1862. Mid-C19th brown binder's cloth, with brown leather title label on spine. Tiny chips to edge of title label, one page has rough edge, foxing, good. View more info

Image for Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling, Being the Substance of a Lecture Delivered at the Music Hall Hastings (1873)

Reminiscences of Smugglers and Smuggling, Being the Substance of a Lecture Delivered at the Music Hall Hastings (1873)

By: Banks, John

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2528

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1873]. Original blue cloth with blindstamped framing and decorations on boards; brown endpapers. Corner scuffed, some rubbing on upper hinge, light foxing, faint (illegible) signature on front pastedown, good. Undated publisher's catalogue bound in at end. The title was reprinted in Newcastle in the 1970s. View more info

Image for The Making of William Edwards or The Story of the Bridge of Beauty (1894 as The Bridge of Beauty A Fiction Founded on Fact)

The Making of William Edwards or The Story of the Bridge of Beauty (1894 as The Bridge of Beauty A Fiction Founded on Fact)

By: Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose: 1901

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 04082

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition, Endeavour Series: no date [1901]. Frontispiece portrait of author before half-title. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in yellow, blue and black with gilt on spine; grey-and-white patterned endpapers; top edge gilt. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good. For this second edition the title was changed to better reflect the subject matter. View more info

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Chris of All-Sorts (1903)

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1918

Seller ID: 03592

Condition: Good


Cheap Edition. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth lightly sunned, light foxing, war-time paper lightly browned, otherwise good. A good reading copy of this uncommon later title. View more info

Image for Jem Bunt: A Tale of the Land and the Ocean (1841 as Jem Bunt)

Jem Bunt: A Tale of the Land and the Ocean (1841 as Jem Bunt)

By: Barker, Matthew Henry (writing as "The Old Sailor")

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Willoughby & Co.: 1855

Seller ID: 04144

Condition: Good


[Illustrated Edition]. Undated, c1855. Frontispiece and illustrated title page precede printed title page. 23 illustrations on steel by Robert Cruikshank. Original deep purple cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Cloth worn at head of spine, corners bumped, heavy foxing on frontispiece; occasional spots to other plates, good. View more info

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Jan Vedder's Wife

By: Barr, Amelia E[dith]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Birmingham, Eld & Blackham: 1900

Seller ID: VN0124

Condition: Good


Undated reprint (c1900). Original decorated red cloth, all edges gilt. A few light marks, a little browning on paper, good. A reprint from a provincial publisher. View more info

Image for A Prince of Good Fellows (1902)

A Prince of Good Fellows (1902)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1905

Seller ID: VN2604

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Illustrated. original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light foxing, very faint signature on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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Tom Gerrard (1904)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1905

Seller ID: 01899

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Frontispiece photograph of author. Early C20th rebinding in crimson binder's cloth. Corners lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Scarce. View more info