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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

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The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1883

Seller ID: 01596

Condition: Good


Sixteenth Thousand. Original blue cloth, with decorative bands in black and gilt; dark brown endpapers. Corners scuffed, some light foxing, good. A tour by open, horse-drawn carriage, through the towns of Midland and northern England towards the Scottish borders: scenic descriptions, romance and comedy with minimal plotting. View more info

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The New Prince Fortunatus (1890)

By: Black, William

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 02116

Condition: Very Good


New & Revised Edition. Uniform series binding in green cloth, with Black's signature blindstamped on front board. Light scuffing to corners, little foxing (especially on endpapers), otherwise very 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. View more info

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Madcap Violet (1876)

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 02197

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Original royal blue cloth, blocked with decorative bands in black and gilt on front board and spine (blindstamped on rear board): brown endpapers. Corners bumped, small nicks head/foot of spine, small bookplate on front pastedown, good. The second of Black's "tragic" novels -- which defy expectation by ending in tears rather than marriage bells. View more info

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The Maid of Killeena and Other Stories (1874)

By: Black, William

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 02250

Condition: Near Fine


[Reprint]. Original royal blue cloth, with decorative bands in black and gilt on front board and spine (blindstamped bands on rear board); brown endpapers. Small bump at head of rear board, light foxing on prelims, otherwise near fine. Contains the title piece and 4 linked stories which were omitted from the uniform collected edition of Black's works published by Sampson Low (from 1892): Queen Tita's Wager, A Fight for a Wife, The True Legend of a Billiard-Club & A Sequel to That. View more info

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Lady Silverdale's Sweetheart and Other Tales (1876, with different contents, as Lady Silverdale's Sweetheart and Other Stories)

By: Black, William

Price: £15.00

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

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 02626

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on cloth, very good. The first edition (1876) contained three long stories Lady Silverdale's Sweetheart, The Marriage of Moira Fergus & The Man Who Was Like Shakespeare; 2 short shorter pieces The Strange Horse of Loch Suainabhal & The Highlands of the City; also a short article as addendum A Glance at the Isle of Lewis. In this "revised" edition The Marriage of Moira Fergus has been replaced by another long story, The Pupil of Aurelius, and the addendum dropped altogether.... View more info

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Sabina Zembra (1887)

By: Black, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 02627

Condition: Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on cloth, very faint tanning to paper, good. One of Black's less common later novels. Sabina, the daughter of a well-to-do MP, shocks her family and friends by marrying Fred Foster, a down-at-heel sporting man -- and misery ensues. View more info

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Stand Fast, Craig-Royston! (1890)

By: Black, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 02628

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Undated, c1894. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on cloth, very good. One of Black's less common later novels. The novel questions the Victorians' romantic fascination with Scotland. Is George Bethune -- besotted with his Scottish heritage -- a visionary, a fool, or simply a scoundrel? View more info

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In Silk Attire

By: Black, William

Price: £8.00

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

Seller ID: VN0800

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Tiny chip at foot of spine, other tiny nicks, good. A story, in part, of theatre folk and aristocrats. View more info

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Shandon Bells

By: Black, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: VN0801

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Spine tips scuffed, a few light marks, good. A novel which moves between Cork and London: the story of the growth of a writer from newspaper man to respected literary figure when the love of his life deserts him. View more info

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The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1886

Seller ID: VN1450

Condition: Good


Eighteenth Thousand. Original blue cloth, with decorative bands in black and gilt; dark brown endpapers. Corners scuffed, some light foxing, bookplate, good. A tour by open, horse-drawn carriage, through the towns of Midland and northern England towards the Scottish borders: scenic descriptions, romance and comedy with minimal plotting. View more info

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White Heather

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: VN1686

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Undated, c1896. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. A little scuffed, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good. A gamekeeper from a remote are of northern Scotland sets out to better himself in Glasgow and nearly comes to grief.... View more info

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In Far Lochaber (1889)

By: Black, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1889

Seller ID: 04111

Condition: Very Good


New [ie First One-Volume] Edition. Original scarlet cloth, intricately blocked in black and gilt on front board and spine, lettered in gilt; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers, Light scuffing, a few light marks on rear board, inscription (1890) on verso of front free endpaper, very good. Publisher's catalogue for October 1889 bound in at end. A romance provokes religious fanaticism (Free Church vs Roman Catholic). Settings: a Lanarkshire mill-town and Fort William. View more info

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Highland Cousins (1894)

By: Black, William

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 84084

Condition: Very Good


Fifth Thousand, [First One-Volume Edition]. Original navy-blue morocco grained cloth, lettered in gilt; publisher's own patterned blue-and-white endpapers. Minor scuffing, otherwise very good. Setting: Oban ("Duntroone"). The courtship of Highland cousins Allan and Jessie is disrupted by the arrival another cousin, the bewitching but amoral Barbara. View more info

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Wolfenberg (1892)

By: Black, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co,: 1899

Seller ID: VN1968

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1899. Original elaborately patterned red and black cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt. Spine a little dulled, good+. While light-hearted lovers flirt and bicker on a cruise to the Black Sea, a more tragic love story unfolds, half seen. View more info

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Three Feathers. A Novel (1875)

By: Black, William

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1877

Seller ID: 04207

Condition: Very Good


Fifth Edition. Original scarlet cloth on bevelled boards, elaborately blocked in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good. Black's novel owes some debt to Hardy's A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873): both in its setting (Cornwall) and some plot elements (for example: an aborted elopement). An attractive edition in the series sometimes referred to as Low's Standard Novels. Publisher's catalogue for 1883 bound in at end. View more info

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Donald Ross of Heimra

By: Black, William

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: VN2666

Condition: Very Good


New & Revised Edition. Uniform series binding in green cloth, with Black's signature blindstamped on front board.A little blue pencilling on front endpapers, otherwise very good. An English girl inherits a Scottish estate, and finds herself at odds with its dispossessed laird. View more info

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Judith Shakespeare

By: Black, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: VN2667

Condition: Very Good


New & Revised Edition. Uniform series binding in green cloth, with Black's signature blindstamped on front board. A little scuffed, front free endpaper removed, good.A romance set in Stratford, in which Shakespeare's daughter becomes involved with her father's play, The Tempest. View more info

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In Silk Attire (1869)

By: Black, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1883

Seller ID: 92144

Condition: Good


Eighth Edition, Low's Standard Novels. Original scarlet cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Top edge of front board and spine lightly sunned, a little faint foxing, good+. Black's third novel and the first (after being revised) which he allowed to be added to the uniform edition of 1892. The two preceding novels -- James Merle (1864) & Love or Marriage (1868) -- were effectively suppressed. This edition retains the original text. The hero is torn between the actress he loves and the dying girl to whom he is promised. View more info

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Mary Anerley, A Yorkshire Tale

By: Blackmore, R. D. [Richard Doddridge Blackmore]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 00180

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1920. Original crimson cloth, with black line frames and black lettering. Extremities lightly scuffed, signature (1992) on front free endpaper, crease on lower corner of rear board, good. View more info