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Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life: Treadlepin Fold, The New Borough, A Fight for Love

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Manchester/London, Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1884

Seller ID: 03021

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Tinted frontispiece. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks, inner joint papers lightly cracked (joints tight), signature on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Not Wisely But Too Well (1867)

By: Broughton, Rhoda

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 03500

Condition: Very Good


Two Shilling Library. Original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue; gilt on spine. Boards, clean and bright, paper lightly tanned on edges: good/very good. View more info

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Nancy (1873)

By: Broughton, Rhoda

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: VN2683

Condition: Good


Two-Shilling Library edition. original fine-ribbed green cloth, title and decoration blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities scuffed, a few light marks on boards, pages edges tanned throughout (as always with this edition), good. View more info

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it Happened to Hilary (1952)

By: Brown, Bellamy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0782A

Condition: Good


Original yellow cloth, lettered in black on spine. No dustwrapper. Spine lightly sunned with a little rubbing at foot, faint foxing, good. View more info

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Minnie Harlow; or, The Night and Its Morning A Tale for the Times (1854)

By: Brown, Thurlow Weed

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Milner & Sowerby: 1860

Seller ID: VN0997

Condition: Very Good


[English Edition]. Undated, c1860. Small format (13 x 8 cm). Frontispiece and vignette title. Original blindstamped brown cloth; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good. Scarce English edition (no copies located through COPAC) of American temperance novel, published in Auburn, with the same title, in 1854. Later American editions made the subject matter more specific by changing the title to Minnie Hermon The Rumseller's Daughter or Minnie Hermon or The Curse of Rum... View more info

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The Shadow of the Sword

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1894

Seller ID: VN1403

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Frontispiece. Original late Piccadilly Novels binding in navy blue cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau flowers on front board, lettered in gilt. a few light marks, light foxing, very good. An anti-war novel, set in the Napoleonic era. View more info

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Annan Water. A Romance (1883)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 79041

Condition: Good


Original plain blue cloth, title blindstamped on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Spine lettering dulled, light scuffing, good. An elderly minister finds an abandoned baby girl on his doorstep. Setting: South-west Scotland. View more info

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The New Abelard (1884)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1915

Seller ID: 79043

Condition: Very Good


The Khaki Library. Original brown cloth, lettered in black. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. A scarce title. "I cannot forget books like The New Abelard . . ." Joseph Hocking, in a letter of 1897. View more info

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The New Abelard. A Romance (1884)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1892

Seller ID: 90066

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Late C19th maroon leather over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. A few light scuffs, otherwise very good. A scarce title. "I cannot forget books like The New Abelard . . ." Joseph Hocking, in a letter of 1897. View more info

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The Martyrdom of Madeline (1882)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: 90086

Condition: Very Good


Late C19th navy leather over blue marbled boards; blue marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Light scuffing, a little light foxing, very good. An attempt to expose "the social conspiracy against womankind". The resourceful heroine is seduced, trapped into marriage, goes on the stage -- but emerges happy and triumphant. View more info

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True Stories from Ancient History: Chronologically Arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death of Charlemagne (1819)

By: Budden, Maria Elizabeth

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Griffith & Farran: 1860

Seller ID: 03965

Condition: Good


Twelfth Edition. With twenty-four engravings on steel (two on each of twelve plates). Original blue cloth with blindstamped decorative framing on boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Later endpapers, rubbed on spine ends, inscription (1862) on title page, a little foxing, good. Educative stories for children from 4004 BC (Creation of the World) to 814 AD (Death of Charlemagne). Published anonymously as "by the author of Stories from Modern and English His... View more info

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The Romance of the Forum, or Narratives, Scenes and Anecdotes from Courts of Justice (1852)

By: Burke, Peter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1861

Seller ID: 03842

Condition: Good


"Standard Library". Undated [1861]. Engraved frontispiece. Original blindstamped purple cloth, decoratively blocked (incorporating title) in gilt on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Cloth rubbed on upper hinge and corners, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good. View more info

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Our Novel Shilling Series. Chikkin Hazard A Novel by Charles Readit & Dion Bounceycore (1881)

By: Burnand, F. C. [Francis Charles Burnand]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co.: 1881

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 84073

Condition: Good


First Thus. Bound (without original wrappers) in late C19th black leather over marbled boards. Rear board partly sunned, a little scuffing, bookplate on front pastedown, good. The target here is Reade & Boucicault's desert island melodrama, Foul Play. Burnand had already parodied the original in a theatrical burlesque called Fowl Play, or A Story of Chikkin Hazard (1868), and an earlier story version (1873). View more info

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That Lass o' Lowrie's A Lancashire Story (1877)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co..: 1885

Seller ID: 02826

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1885. Late C19th crimson leather over light maroon boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; green endpapers. Light rubbing to leather, otherwise very good. Burnett's first full-length adult novel; written -- from memories of her own Lancashire upbringing -- after her family had emigrated to the USA. View more info

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Dolly A Love Story (1877)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co [Routledge]: 1880

Seller ID: VN0813

Condition: Good


The first edition appeared in 1877 and was reprinted in 1878, both by Routledge, with 219 pages. Warne reprinted the book in the 1890s, with illustrations and pagination increased to 327 pages. This copy is an unrecorded Warne issue of the Routledge stock (ie not illustrated, 219 pages), probably about 1880. Original wavy-grained blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine; Warne's own monogrammed endpapers. Spin ends rubbed, undated sign... View more info

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The Shuttle (1907)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1926

Seller ID: 04078

Condition: Good


Popular Edition. Original pinky-red blindstamped cloth, lettered in black on spine: cloth clean and bright, but paper lightly browned throughout: good. Original illustrated dustwrapper: small nicks on spine ends: good/very good. View more info

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That Lass o' Lowrie's (1877)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 87112

Condition: Good


Paperback, The Lily Series. Undated, c1878. Original card wrappers, illustrated with white lilies. Card chipped at head of spine and more substantially at foot, corners turned, a couple of nicks on page edges, some light stains/splashes on prelims, undated signature (Anne Burnett) on half title, good. Topp [II, p. 173] records a yellowback edition published by Ward, Lock & Tyler in 1877. This copy has Ward, Lock & Tyler on the catalogue, but Ward, Lock & Co. on the title... View more info

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Handsome Harry of the Fighting Belvedere & Cheerful Ching-Ching, Sequel to Handsome Harry & Daring Ching-Ching; or The Mysterious Cruise of the Swallow & Wonderful Ching-Ching. His Further Adventures. Sequel to Handsome Harry, Cheerful Ching-Ching and Daring Ching-Ching.

By: Burrage, Edwin Harcourt

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W. Lucas: 1885

Seller ID: 89130

Condition: Fair


Author's Editions. Undated, c1885. 51 weekly penny parts (numbered continuously through the four books), each headed with a full page illustration. Late C19th tan leather over orange marbled boards. Edges rubbed, some tanning to paper, some pages misbound (but all present) in parts 13 & 23, some pages severely trimmed at top, lacks final instalment of the final story, thus good / fair. The first three stories are complete; only Wonderful Ching-Ching is missing a final ep... View more info

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Young Ching-Ching

By: Burrage, Edwin Harcourt

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W. Lucas: 1885

Seller ID: 89131

Condition: Very Good


24 weekly parts, each headed with a full page illustration. No publisher's details etc, but almost certainly W. Lucas, c1885. Binding uniform with item 52 above. Late C19th tan leather over orange marbled boards. A little light foxing, some wrinkling to page edges, otherwise very good. Burrage's juvenile penny dreadful style tales tell of wild adventures at sea, with some very dubious racial stereotyping. View more info

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A Noble Name: and How it Was Upheld (1883)

By: Buxton, B. H. & W. W. Fenn [ie Bertha Henry Buxton & William Wilthew Fenn]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Hogg: 1888

Seller ID: 86085

Condition: Good


New and Revised Edition:. Undated, c18888. Original brown cloth, decorated with flowers in black and red, lettered in gilt on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, rubbed at foot of spine, two pages torn from publisher's catalogue, inscription (1890) on front free endpaper, good. First published in three volumes in 1883, with additional short stories by Fenn not included in this edition. Buxton wrote (very positively) of theatrical life in novels like... View more info