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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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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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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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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 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 Monks of Thelema (1878)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1880

Seller ID: 03157

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1880. Mid C19th deep maroon leather over blue-and-red marbled boards; raised bands and gilt tooling (including letters "EC" at foot of spine); brown endpapers. Light scuffing, foxing on prelims, very good. A satire on the cultural elite and their fads and pretensions. 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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With Harp and Crown (1875)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: VN1443

Condition: Good


"Library Edition". Original blue cloth, decorated in red on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpapers. Extremities scuffed, a little light marking on boards, bookplate on front pastedown, good. "[T]he story of a woman's fidelity, patience, and unmerited misfortune". (Authors' Preface). 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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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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With Harp and Crown (1875)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: 04276

Condition: Near Fine


"Library Edition". Late C19th deep maroon leather over maroon boards; raised bands and gilt titling on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Spine just faintly sunned, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, a few foxing spots, near fine. "[T]he story of a woman's fidelity, patience, and unmerited misfortune". (Authors' Preface). 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

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Mad (1887)

By: Biddle-Cope, The Marquis [ie James Cyprian Camby Biddle-Cope]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1887

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 85095

Condition: Good


Original pale fawn cloth, illustrated with figure of woman in red and black, lettered in red and black; black endpapers. Corners bumped, rubbed at foot of spine, Grosvenor Gallery Library plate on front board, good. Biddle-Cope was Anglo-American; his support for the Catholic Church gained him a marquisate of the Holy See. The novel moves between England and America (with a grim finale in Italy); one of the characters descends into madness. View more info

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Sunrise. A Story of These Times

By: Black, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1902

Seller ID: VN0184

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1902. Uniform edition binding in brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A little foxing and undated signature on endpapers, very good. Novel of international political intrigue and secret societies. View more info

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The New Prince Fortunatus (1890)

By: Black, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1890

Seller ID: 00941

Condition: Good


Copyright Edition. Two volumes bound as one in late C19th dark red cloth. Spine a little darkened, some spots and marks on cloth, page edges lightly browned throughout, good. The hero is the star of a The Squire's Daughter "the comedy-opera that had taken all musical London by storm". A theatrical novel, with a Scottish interlude. Todd [2635/36]. First/only issues, series half-titles bound in. View more info

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White Wings, A Yachting Romance

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 01586

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise tight, very good. Romance and sailing in the seas around the Inner Hebrides. View more info

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Green Pastures and Piccadilly

By: Black, William

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 01587

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise tight, very good. Partly the story of an unhappy marriage, partly the story of a party of English travellers in late nineteenth century America (from new York out to Nebraska). View more info

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A Daughter of Heth

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 01590

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Photograph of author as frontispiece. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, otherwise tight, very good. Black's most famous novel: the story of a Catholic girl brought to live with a Protestant family in south-west Scotland. When the girl seeks the friendship of a local nobleman, tragedy ensues. View more info