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Annan Water. A Romance (1883)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 04411

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: 04413

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 History, Always Happy etc" 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 signature on front pastedown, some light browning and foxing spots on pages, good. 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 page, and boards, -- suggesting that it is from a year so later, when the firm had changed its name. A scarce early paperbac... 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 Jennie of "The Prince's", Nell-- On and Off the Stage, and From the Wings - this was her last completed work of fict... View more info

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The Begum's Daughter (1890)

By: Bynner, E. L. [Edwin Lassetter Bynner]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 01594

Condition: Good


Undated: possibly first British Edition.(c1890). Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, decorated in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, scuffed, spine lightly sunned, good View more info

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Bonaventure A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana (1888)

By: Cable, George W. [George Washington Cable]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 02139

Condition: Good


Undated, c1890. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Frayed/nckied at head of spine, otherwise good. View more info

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The Bondman A New Saga (1890)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1890

Seller ID: VN1898

Condition: Very Good


[One-Volume Edition]. With a "Preface to Fourth Edition". Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. A little light foxing, otherwise clean, bright, very good. Issued in the same year as the three-decker first edition. View more info

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The Bondman A New Saga (1890)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1890

Seller ID: 04416

Condition: Good


[One-Volume Edition]. With a "Preface to Fourth Edition". Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and upper portion of boards faintly sunned, a few light marks, good. Issued in the same year as the three-decker first edition. View more info

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The Scapegoat A Romance (1891)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1895

Seller ID: 03247

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-fourth Thousand. Original maroon cloth with crossed lines and flowers in black, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, spine faintly sunned, very good. View more info

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The Children of Danaus (1894)

By: Caird, Mona

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Bliss, Sands & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 92025

Condition: Good


Third Edition, Fourth Thousand. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Tiny nicks on spine ends and on hinges, a few light marks, small closed split at head of upper hinge, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), bookplate of the South Place Ethical Society on front pastedown, and inscription ("Presented by the Author, March 1902") on front free endpaper, good. A New Woman and anti-marriage novel. The heroine enters into an "open" marriage and has a passionate affair with a like-minded freethinker -- who turns out to be merely a serial seducer. This copy was donat... View more info

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In a Grass Country A Story of Love and Sport (1885)

By: Cameron, Mrs [Caroline Emily] Lovett

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1887

Seller ID: VN3035

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in binder's cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth sunned to brown tiny chip at head of spine: a good reading copy. View more info

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Other People's Lives (1897)

By: Carey, Rosa N. [Rosa Nouchette Carey]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1898

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2783

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little bumped and lightly scuffed, undated signatures on prelims, good + View more info

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Sir Godfrey's Grand-Daughters (1892)

By: Carey, Rosa Nouchette

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1895

Seller ID: 94071

Condition: Near Fine


New Edition, Favourite Novels. Original series binding in blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; publisher's monogrammed endpapers. Minimal scuffing, a few light foxing spots, near fine. View more info