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Random Shots (1879)

By: Adeler, Max [ie Charles Heber Clark]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1882

Seller ID: 03742

Condition: Very Good


Library of Humour. Undated reprint, c1882. Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost. Original illustrated blue cloth, yellow endpapers. Inner joint papers lightly cracked, light staining on edge of front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Adeler/Clark was an American humourist, author of Out of the Hurly Burly, Captain Bluitt etc. View more info

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Introduced to Society (1884)

By: Aide, Hamilton

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1884

Seller ID: 95121

Condition: Very Good


New [ie First One-Volume] Edition. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed on corners, inner joint papers lightly cracking, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Bee Hunters. A Tale of Adventure (1864) [Les Chasseurs d'Abeilles, 1864]

By: Aimard, Gustave

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1865

Seller ID: 04183

Condition: Very Good


[First One-Volume Edition. Undated [1865]. Mid-C19th red leather over red marbled boards; raised bands, gilt ruling, dark red and green leather labels on spine; green endpapers. Boards lightly grazed, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Red Track A Story of Social Life in Mexico (1862) [Valentin Guillois, 1862]

By: Aimard, Gustave

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Published for the Proprietor: 1865

Seller ID: 04186

Condition: Very Good


[Reprint].Mid-C19th rebinding in brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly sunned, light foxing, otherwise very good. Translated by Lascelles Wraxall. The book also contains two short stories: A Buffalo Hunt & A Mustang. View more info

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The Gold-Seekers A Tale of California (1861)

By: Aimard, Gustave

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1862

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 94072

Condition: Good


Frontispiece, extra illustrated title page and plates. Original blindstamped lilac cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine sunned and rubbed on tips, light brown stain on bottom edges of pages, good. View more info

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Something to Do

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1873

Seller ID: 02799

Condition: Good


The Lily Series. Undated, possibly the first edition of 1873 (The first British edition was undated). Rebound in green binder's cloth. A little foxing, good View more info

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The Queen of Sheba

By: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1889

Seller ID: VN0202

Condition: Very Good


Author's Edition. Small pocket edition format, rebound in dark cherry red cloth. very good. View more info

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In Golden Shackles (1896)

By: Alien [ie Louisa Alice Baker]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1897

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 85025

Condition: Good


Original deep crimson cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Spine sunned to pink, nick to cloth at head of spine, a few pages have lightly wrinkled edges, a little foxing, good. Baker spent much of her life in New Zealand and used it (as here) as a setting for her fiction -- all of which is now uncommon. Sutherland describes her novels as "grim". View more info

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The Tents of Shem (1889)

By: Allen, Grant

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 00712A

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in beaded brown cloth. Owner's name (Carlcroft) in gilt on bottom of front board, lettering on spine a trifle crooked. A few light marks, light foxing, very good. View more info

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The Woman Who Did (1895)

By: Allen, Grant

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1895

Seller ID: 95118

Condition: Very Good


Twelfth Edition, Keynotes, Volume VIII. Original green cloth, art-nouveau design by Beardsley on front board, lettered in white and gilt. Minimal scuffing, nicked at foot of spine, foxing on endpapers: otherwise a bright copy, very good. Allen's novel, about a woman who lives with her partner without marriage, was a big, controversial bestseller, running through nineteen editions in 1895, and spawning a series of rebuttals, parodies etc (The Woman Who Didn't by Victoria Cross, The Woman Who Wouldn't by Lucas Cleeve: both also 1895). View more info

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The Runaways. Being Some Early Adventures of Troddles and Us (1909)

By: Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1909

Seller ID: 02624

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition: Greening & Co., 1909. Illustrated Original grey cloth, lettered in black and gilt. A little foxing, very good. Re-issued in 1911 with the revised title At School with Troddles. View more info

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The Burglings of Tutt. Being Some Exploits in the Life of an Expert (1905)

By: Andom, R [ie Alfred Walter Barrett]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold: 1906

Seller ID: 03154

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition, undated (c1906). Original green cloth, illustrated and lettered in red and black. Fore-edges spotted, undated inscription on front pastedown, very good. Uncommon title. View more info

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Troddles Farm (1914)

By: Andom, Robert [ie Alfred Barrett]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold: 1915

Seller ID: 03502

Condition: Good


Undated edition, c1915. Original illustrated green cloth. Trace of removed label on front board, extremities nicked/scuffed, good. View more info

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The Family Story-Teller: Lady Olivia's Step-Daughters

By: Anonymous

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Stevens: 1900

Seller ID: VN0497

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. View more info

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Kitty, Lil and Another (1900)

By: Anonymous

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Stevens: 1900

Seller ID: 80021

Condition: Good


The Family Story-Teller series, undated (c1900). Uniform series binding in green cloth. Light foxing, light scuffing, 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

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[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 Surprising Adventures of Philip Quarll (1727 as The Hermit)

By: Anonymous

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg: 1869

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 94077

Condition: Good


"Entirely Re-edited and Modernized". Original green cloth with blindstamped decorations on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, paper chipped on inner joints with traces of removed tape, good. The story of an island castaway, clearly inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. View more info

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Loyal After All & Scraps (1893)

By: Anonymous: "An Old Soldier"

Price: £18.00

Publisher: None given, "Printed by J. H. Clark": 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2620

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Some marks on boards, corners rubbed, endpapers browned, fair/good. Stories, poems, memories and religious reflections by an unknown "old soldier" View more info

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John Pearce, the Colporteur; or, What Shall We Read? (1879)

By: Anonymous: "By the Author of Miss Grey's Text etc"

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1880

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN1973

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, elaborately decorated and lettered in black and gilt; yellow endpapers. Front free endpaper removed, otherwise clean and bright, good+++. The hero of this moral tale is a colporteur -- one who provides Bibles etc for religious societies. View more info