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Image for Michail or The Heart of a Russian. A Novel in Four Parts (1917) [Russkii barin, 1914]

Michail or The Heart of a Russian. A Novel in Four Parts (1917) [Russkii barin, 1914]

By: Lappo-Danileskaia, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna ["A Russian Lady"]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1917

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 91006

Condition: Good


Original orange cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Some light soiling on boards, corners bumped, a little foxing, good. Lappo-Danilevskaia was a popular and successful novelist (and opera singer) in pre-revolutionary Russia, writing novels of life in high society. She survived the Revolution, endured periods of forced labour and internment in camps before escaping and settling in France. This was her most popular novel. View more info

Image for The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane translated from the French by T[obias] Smollett (1749) [L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, 1715 - 35]

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane translated from the French by T[obias] Smollett (1749) [L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, 1715 - 35]

By: Le Sage, [Alain René]; Tobias Smollett

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Charles Daly: 1840

Seller ID: 89125

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece, vignette title and a further sixteen plates. Mid C19th black leather over blue marbled boards. Lightly scuffed. Boards a little darkened, undated signature on front pastedown, signature (1876) on vignette title, foxing on margins of plates, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for Madame Sans-Gêne. A Romance. Founded on the Play by Sardou and Moreau. Translated from the French and Edited by J. A. J. de Villiers (1895)

Madame Sans-Gêne. A Romance. Founded on the Play by Sardou and Moreau. Translated from the French and Edited by J. A. J. de Villiers (1895)

By: Lepelletier, Edmond

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02547

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth, lettered in black and gilt, illustrated with figures (soldier and woman) on front board; blue-and-white patterned endpapers. Small inkspot on top edge of front board, light marking on leading edge, foxing on prelims, good. A lively melodrama set during the French Revolution. Based on a successful play by Victorien Sardou and Emile Moreau. View more info

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The Wilmingtons (1850) & Tales of the First French Revolution (1849)

By: Marsh-Caldwell, Anne

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Simms & McIntyre: 1849

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04254

Condition: Good


The Wilmingtons (1850). Parlour Library, Volume 79: Simms & McIntyre, 1852.Bound with: Tales of the First French Revolution (1849). First Edition, Parlour Library Volume 31: Simms & McIntyre, 1849. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th crimson leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title label on spine. Boards sunned to brown and lightly grazed, foxing and undated signature on front free endpaper, good. The 4 stories in Tales of The First French Rev... View more info

Image for A Woman's Soul (Une Vie, 1883). Translated into English by Henry Blanchamp

A Woman's Soul (Une Vie, 1883). Translated into English by Henry Blanchamp

By: Maupassant, Guy De

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co: 1907

Seller ID: 03724

Condition: Very Good


Lotus Library: Greening & Co., 1907. Frontispiece of author. Title page printed and decorated in black and red. Original blindstamped violet cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Maupassant's first novel. The second translation: Vizetelly had published the first under the title A Woman's Life in 1888. View more info

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Peter and Alexis. An Historical Novel (1905)

By: Merejkowski, Dmitri

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01904

Condition: Good


"Sole Authorized Translation from the Russian". Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, with blindstamped Russian eagle on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, gilt lettering dulled, inscriptions on front endpapers, good. The final volume of Merejkowski's historical trilogy. The preceding volumes are The Death of the Gods & The Forerunner. View more info

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The Forerunner (1902)

By: Merejkowski, Dmitri

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1902

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 03201

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth, lettered and decorated in red and gilt. A few light marks on cloth, light foxing, very good. Long historical novel, centred around the figure of Leonardo da Vinci, in an anonymous translation from the original Russian. . View more info

Image for Christ and Anti-Christ (1) The Death of the Gods, translated by Herbert Trench (1901) [Smert bogov. Yulian-Otstupnik, 1895]

Christ and Anti-Christ (1) The Death of the Gods, translated by Herbert Trench (1901) [Smert bogov. Yulian-Otstupnik, 1895]

By: Merejkowski, Dmitri [Dmitry Merezhkovsky][translated from the Russian by Herbert Trench]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1901

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 92095

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green and gilt. Lightly scuffed, foxing spots on fore-edges throughout, pencil note on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. The first symbolist novel in Russian: an historical religious novel and first part of a trilogy. Also known as Julian the Apostate, it deals with the fourth century Roman Emperor who tried to resist the rise of Christianity View more info

Image for The Burgomaster's Family; or, Weal and Woe in a Little World (Leef en leed uit eene kleine wereld, 1869). Translated from the Dutch by Sir John Shaw Lefevre.

The Burgomaster's Family; or, Weal and Woe in a Little World (Leef en leed uit eene kleine wereld, 1869). Translated from the Dutch by Sir John Shaw Lefevre.

By: Muller, Christine [ie E. C. W. van WALRÉE]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1873

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 03456

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, bordered in black, with tulip on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Lightly soiled, corners bumped, good. A novel of contemporary Dutch life. "She has been able to describe the characters and events of her narrative with the like qualities which we find in the paintings of the Dutch school, and give additional value to her tale." (Translator's Introduction) View more info

Image for The Woman of Mystery (1903). Translated [from the French] by Fred. Rothwell, B. A. [Les Battailes de la Vie: La Ténébreuse, 1901]

The Woman of Mystery (1903). Translated [from the French] by Fred. Rothwell, B. A. [Les Battailes de la Vie: La Ténébreuse, 1901]

By: Ohnet, Georges [ie George Henot]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1903

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 86032

Condition: Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original crimson cloth with woman's head filling front board, lettered in white and gilt. Scuffed and bumped, cloth speckled on rear board, inner joint papers cracked, signatures on front free endpapers, good. Crime novel. Listed in Hubin. One of the series of novels (The Battles of Life) which include Ohnet's best-known works, such as Dr Rameau and The Ironmaster. View more info

Image for The Tone King. A Romance of the Life of Mozart (Mozart. Ein Künstlerleben, Cultur-Historischer Roman, 1858) translated from the German by J. E. St Quentin Rae

The Tone King. A Romance of the Life of Mozart (Mozart. Ein Künstlerleben, Cultur-Historischer Roman, 1858) translated from the German by J. E. St Quentin Rae

By: Rau, Heribert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00463

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1899]. Frontispiece portrait of Mozart. Original tan cloth on bevelled boards. Light scuffing, scattered light foxing, inscription (1902), very good. An earlier and different translation by E. R. Sill appeared in the USA in 1870. "An entrancing romance founded on the tragic and pathetic life of the great tone poet. The book has already attracted widespread enthusiasm in Germany, where it is looked on as absolutely unique." ("Jarrold & S... View more info

Image for For a Pin (1865) [Pour une épingle, légende, 1856]

For a Pin (1865) [Pour une épingle, légende, 1856]

By: Saint Germain, J. T. de [ie Jules Romain Tardieu]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1867

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 87009

Condition: Good


Mid C19th blue leather over red marbled boards; raised bands, gilt ruling and red leather title label on spine. Light edgewear, considerable foxing throughout, good. A legend or moral fable cast in the form of the autobiography of a clothes pin, as it passes through many hands in fashionable French society. View more info

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Picciola; or, The Prison Flower

By: Saintine, X. B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 01945

Condition: Very Good


Undated but c1898 (prize plate on fron pastedown dated 1898). Volume in Warne's Star Series. Original decorated red cloth; monogrammed brown endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. View more info

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Mauprat

By: Sand, George [ie Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin, "Baronne" Dudevant]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1923

Seller ID: VN0057

Condition: Very Good


Masterpieces of French Romance. Edited by Edmund Gosse. [Reprint]. Translated from the French by Stanley Young. With a critical introduction by John Oliver Hobbes. Original dark blue cloth, blocked in yellow. Corners bumped, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for The Serf's Daughter A Tale of Domestic Life, translated from the Swedish of Uncle Adam by Frederica Rowan (1854); Walks Abroad and Evenings at Home

The Serf's Daughter A Tale of Domestic Life, translated from the Swedish of Uncle Adam by Frederica Rowan (1854); Walks Abroad and Evenings at Home

By: Several Authors: Adam, Onkel or Uncle [ie Carl Anton Wetterbergh] & other anonymous Writers

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Wm S. Orr: 1854

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02965

Condition: Good


Bound with: Walks Abroad and Evenings at Home Volume I. J. Bennett & Co., nd, c1852. Frontispiece and numerous woodcuts. Articles and serial stories, including The Adventures of Prince Pretty in the World of Insect Wonders by the Editor (complete) and Summerfield or, Life on a Farm by D[ay] K[ellogg] LEE (start of serialisation). Mid C19th purple leather over purple cloth; gilt decorations on spine. Small scrape to leather on rear board, light rubbing, one small area of ... View more info

Image for Consuelo (1842); The Old Convents of paris & The Haunted Marsh (1846)

Consuelo (1842); The Old Convents of paris & The Haunted Marsh (1846)

By: Several Authors: George Sand, Mme Charles Reybauld

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Simms & McIntyre: 1847

Seller ID: 81038

Condition: Very Good


Sand, George [ie Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin, "Baronne" Dudevant]: Consuelo (1842). [Parlour Library, Volumes 4 & 5]: Simms & McIntyre, 1847, 1847. Bound with: Reybaud, Mme Charles: The Old Convents of Paris & Sand, George: The Haunted Marsh (1846). [Parlour Library, Volume 8]: Simms & McIntyre, 1847. Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. Light edgewea... View more info

Image for Hania translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin (1897)

Hania translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin (1897)

By: Sienkiewicz, Henryk

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co.: 1897

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 04044

Condition: Good


Frontispiece photograph of author with his daughter. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine faintly sunned, some wear on spine ends, front free endpaper excised, otherwise good. Hania is a short novel: the volume is completed with nine short stories: Tartar Captivity, Let Us Follow Him, Be Thou Blessed, At the Source, Charcoal Sketches, The Organist of Ponikla, Lux in Tenebris Lucet, On the Bright Shore & That Third Woman. Sienkiewicz was awarded the Nob... View more info

Image for The Exploits of Juve Being the Further Pursuit of Fantomas the Mysterious (1916) [Juve Contre Fantomas, 1910]

The Exploits of Juve Being the Further Pursuit of Fantomas the Mysterious (1916) [Juve Contre Fantomas, 1910]

By: Souvestre, Pierre & Marcel Allain

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co.: 1926

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 03989

Condition: Good


Fifth Edition. Original light grey-brown cloth, lettered in dark brown on spine. Cloth a little darkened, good. The Fantomas Detective Novels were hugely popular crime stories, published in France in the early C20th. Fantomas is a vicious master-criminal (a thief, but also a killer), pursued by his nemesis, Inspector Juve, through some 32 novels by the Souvestre and Allain (and a further 11 by Allain alone, after his collaborator's death). English editions are uncommon. ... View more info

Image for Love's Inferno (1916) translated by C. Thieme. [Inferno, 1916]

Love's Inferno (1916) translated by C. Thieme. [Inferno, 1916]

By: Stilgebauer, Edward

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1916

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 04129

Condition: Good


Original black cloth, lettered in white, with illustration (iron gauntlet against red background) on front board. In box on spine below title; "Forbidden in Germany". Lightly scuffed, front free endpaper tipped in good. An anti-war novel written by a pacifist German novelist living in exile in Switzerland. Stilgebauer's novels (and opinions) were equally unpopular with the German government during the Third Reich. Publisher's catalogue for 1915 bound in at end. View more info

Image for Woodland Tales [translated from the German by Ellis Wright] (1887) [Waldnovellen, 1881]

Woodland Tales [translated from the German by Ellis Wright] (1887) [Waldnovellen, 1881]

By: Stinde, Julius

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1887

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 90096

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black; yellow endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on boards, a little scattered foxing on early pages, very good. By the author of The Buchholz Family. View more info