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Image for Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841)

Pictures of Travel in the South of France (Nouvelles impressions de voyages: Midi de la France, 1841)

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Offices of the National Illustrated Library: 1851

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0973

Condition: Good


National Illustrated Library. Undated [1851]. With 50 engravings on wood. Full leather, blocked in gilt (on front board) with cameo design with ornate framing and Greek motto, for the Glasgow Collegiate & Commercial Academy, with the same design blocked in blind on rear board; raised bands and leather title label on spine, marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few very small scrapes to leather on board edges, small chip on bottom spine corner of front board, good. The fir... View more info

Image for The Half-Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand, translated by L. Lawford (1858) [Le Bâtard de Mauléon, 1846-7]

The Half-Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand, translated by L. Lawford (1858) [Le Bâtard de Mauléon, 1846-7]

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne & Routledge: 1863

Seller ID: 81053

Condition: Good


New Edition. Mid C19th rebinding in plum binder's cloth, with red leather title label on spine. Spine sunned, with wear to cloth on spine tips, good. A historical novel set in C14th Spain, featuring Pedro the Cruel. Scarce. View more info

Image for The Burgomaster's Wife. A Tale of the Siege of Leyden (Original German Title: Die Frau Burgermeisterin)

The Burgomaster's Wife. A Tale of the Siege of Leyden (Original German Title: Die Frau Burgermeisterin)

By: Ebers, Georg (translated from the German by Clara Bell)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1882

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 01352

Condition: Good


Original dark green cloth. Corners rubbed, inner joint papers cracking (but joints tight), good. A version by a different translator appeared in the USA. A historical novel portraying one of the most important events in Dutch history: the siege of Leyden by the Spanish under Valdez and the relief by the Gueux. Date of action: 1574. View more info

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The Blockade: or, Episodes of the Siege of Phalsburg (1869)

By: Erckmann-Chatrian [ie Emile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1871

Seller ID: 01614

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint (c1871). Contemporary rebinding in dark turquoise leather over blue-grey boards. Light trace of removed label on front board, leather on spine sunned to brown, very good. View more info

Image for The Blockade (Le Blocus), An Episode in the Fall of the First French Empire (1869)

The Blockade (Le Blocus), An Episode in the Fall of the First French Empire (1869)

By: Erckmann-Chatrian [ie Emile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1869

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02966

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original red cloth, gilt vignette of soldier and black border on front board, dark green endpapers. Cloth rubbed head/foot of spine, boards a little darkened on edges, inscription (1888) on verso of front free endpaper, good. View more info

Image for The Blockade: or, Episodes of the Siege of Phalsburg (1869)

The Blockade: or, Episodes of the Siege of Phalsburg (1869)

By: Erckmann-Chatrian [ie Emile Erckmann & Alexandre Chatrian]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1870

Seller ID: VN1868

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good. View more info

Image for The Illustrious Dr Mathéus (1872) [L'Illustre Docteur Mathéus, 1858]

The Illustrious Dr Mathéus (1872) [L'Illustre Docteur Mathéus, 1858]

By: ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN [ie Emile ERCKMANN& Pierre CHATRIAN]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1872

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 89076

Condition: Good


Undated [1872]. Later rebinding in crimson cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, nameplate on front pastedown, front inner joint cracking at bottom, light foxing, otherwise good. The first English edition, not illustrated, issued as a yellowback [Topp II, p 102] by Ward, Lock & Tyler. Later reprinted by Ward, Lock & Co., (after the company had changed its name), with illustrations. View more info

Image for Cagliostro and Company. A Sequel to the Story of the Diamond Necklace, Translated by George Maidment (1902)

Cagliostro and Company. A Sequel to the Story of the Diamond Necklace, Translated by George Maidment (1902)

By: Funck-Brentano, Frantz

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN0051

Condition: Fair


Reprint: the Lotus Library. Original lilac cloth with raised pattern of leaves on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Spine sunned to brown, corners scuffed, endpapers browned, fair/good View more info

Image for The Terror, translated from the Provençal by Catharine A. Janvier (1898) [La Terrour]

The Terror, translated from the Provençal by Catharine A. Janvier (1898) [La Terrour]

By: Gras, Félix

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1898

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 04386

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, with guillotine in black on front board, lettered in black and gilt. Spine lightly sunned, light foxing, very good. The second in Gras's trilogy of tales set in southern France following the Revolution, and originally written in the local language, Provençal. (The three novels are: Li Rouge dou Miejour/The Reds of the Midi; La Terrour/The Terror; La Terrour Blanco/The White Terror). View more info

Image for Marco Visconti, translated from the Italian by A[lice] F[rances] D[ugdale], the ballads rendered into English verse by C. M. P. [Marco Visconti, 1834]

Marco Visconti, translated from the Italian by A[lice] F[rances] D[ugdale], the ballads rendered into English verse by C. M. P. [Marco Visconti, 1834]

By: Grossi, Tomaso

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03868

Condition: Very Good


Bohn's Novelist's Library. Original blue cloth, with black lines head/foot of front board, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpapers. A few light marks on cloth, foxing (especially on prelims) otherwise very good. Grossi's novel is set in the early part of the C14th, in Milan and the area around Lake Como. View more info

Image for Gyp. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard (1897). [French title: Bijou, 1896]

Gyp. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard (1897). [French title: Bijou, 1896]

By: Gyp [ie Sybille Riquetti de Mirabeau]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1897

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 85019

Condition: Near Fine


Original grey-green cloth with art-nouveau designs in dark green, lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, endpapers browned, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, near fine. The eponymous heroine plays with the affections of several men before choosing the oldest (and richest). A review in The Spectator (April 1898) dismissed it as the sort of French novel quite unsuitable for "les jeunes filles". View more info

Image for The Fool in Christ Emanuel Quint (Original German title: Der Narr in Christo Emanuel Quint, 1910)

The Fool in Christ Emanuel Quint (Original German title: Der Narr in Christo Emanuel Quint, 1910)

By: Hauptmann, Gerhart (translated by Thomas Seltzer)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1912

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 03095

Condition: Good


Undated first edition, with publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1912, announcing this tile, at end. Published in English the same year that Hauptmann was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Small nicks at foot of spine, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, good+ View more info

Image for The Perilous Transactions of Mr Collin translated [from the Swedish] by Pauline de Chary (1924) [Herr Collins aff?er i London, 1914]

The Perilous Transactions of Mr Collin translated [from the Swedish] by Pauline de Chary (1924) [Herr Collins aff?er i London, 1914]

By: Heller, Frank [ie Martin Gunnar Serner]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1924

Seller ID: 88089

Condition: Very Good


First English Edition. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers tanned, foxing spots, very good. Early Swedish crime fiction: the eponymous Mr [Philip] Collin is both a criminal and a detective. Scarce. View more info

Image for The Clients of Doctor Bernagius [Les Clients du docteur Bernagius, 1878]

The Clients of Doctor Bernagius [Les Clients du docteur Bernagius, 1878]

By: Hoey, Mrs Frances Cashel translates Lucien Biart

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1882

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 91045

Condition: Very Good


Late C19th green leather over green-and-black marbled boards. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. The Clients of Doctor Bernagius comprises four long stories, set in Mexico, where Biart was Professor of Botany for more than twenty years. This edition (a year after the English first) was issued in preparation for a second series of Biart's stories: "In Two Parts: Part One" appears on the title page, and Mrs Hoey's introduction ends: "a second series...wil... View more info

Image for Tales for My Godson, translated and adapted from the German . . . by Frances M. Wilbraham (1850)

Tales for My Godson, translated and adapted from the German . . . by Frances M. Wilbraham (1850)

By: Hoffman, Franz, Translated by Frances M. Wilbraham

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J. Masters & Co.: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03174

Condition: Fair


Undated [1850]. Illustrated. Original blindstamped pale blue-grey cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, chipped on spine ends, a little foxing, undated signature on front free endpaper, fair/good. Publisher's catalogue for July 1850 at end. 6 stories for children: The Golden Locket, The Loyal Heart, The Blind Boy, The Young Robinson Crusoe, "Thou Shalt Not Steal" & A Tale of St Domingo. View more info

Image for The Cathedral translated from the French by Clara Bell (1898) [La cathédrale, 1898]

The Cathedral translated from the French by Clara Bell (1898) [La cathédrale, 1898]

By: Huysmans, J. K. [Joris Karl Huysmans] [translated by Clara Bell]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1898

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 92127

Condition: Very Good


With a Prefatory Note by C. Kegan Paul. Original pale green cloth, lettered in red on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly sunned along top edge of boards and spine, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, very good. The third of Huysmans's autobiographical novels, following a man's soul-searching and eventual conversion to Catholicism. This novel centres on the town of Chartres and in particular its great cathedral. View more info

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The Green Book or Freedom Under the Snow

By: Jokai, Maurus [Mor Jokai]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold: 1897

Seller ID: VN0247

Condition: Good


Third edition. Rebound in turn-of-the century green cloth, lettered in gilt. Frontispiece photograph of author. Light cracking of paper on inner joints (but joints tight), small hole rubbed on lower hinge, good. Translated by Mrs Waugh. View more info

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In Love with the Czarina and Other Tales (1894)

By: Jokai, Morus [Mor Jokai]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04334

Condition: Good


Translated from the original Hungarian with the author's special permission by Louis Felbermann. "Special Authorized Edition" (ie First Edition). Undated first [1894]. Frontispiece portrait of author. Late C19th circulating library rebinding in maroon cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Corners and spine ends scuffed, good. A scarce set of short stories (collected for this edition): In Love with the Czarina, Tamerlan the Tartar, Valdivia, Bizeban, The... View more info

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The Queens of Kungahall

By: Lagerlof, Selma

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1920

Seller ID: VN0006

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1920. Original blue cloth, lettered and framed in black. Light scuffing, a few foxing spots, very good. View more info

Image for Raphael; or, Pages of the Book of Life at Twenty

Raphael; or, Pages of the Book of Life at Twenty

By: Lamartine, Alphonse de

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Parker: 1849

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 01366

Condition: Good


Translated from the original French (no translator's name given) Mid C19th rebinding in blue cloth. Pulled at head of spine with several small, minor tears: otherwise clean, tight: good. View more info