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Pictures in a Mirror (1861)

By: Thomas, W[illiam] Moy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons: 1883

Seller ID: VN0642

Condition: Fair


Frontispiece. brown cloth, decoratively blocked in black and gilt; grey-and-whitepatterned endpapers, all edges gilt. A few marks on cloth, School prize plate on front pastedown, front free endpaper removed, 2 tiny chips to cloth on lower hinge, thus fair. A collection of 13 stories (The Wandering Mason, The Golden Ram, A Night of Tortures etc) and essays (Milton's Golden Lane, Edgar Allen Poe, etc), a number of which had originally appeared in Dickens's journal Househo... View more info

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Romances of the Road (1901)

By: Thormanby [ie Wilmott Wilmott-Dixon]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, R. A. Everett: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80101

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, yellowback issue. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners rubbed, tiny nicks/chips on spine ends, paper lightly browned throughout, very good. Ten stories of elopement, highwaymen, love and mystery. View more info

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Maze of Scilly (1913)

By: Tiddy, E. J.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85066

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Trace of removed label at foot of front board and of bookplate on front pastedown, oval stamp for Criccieth Library on front pastedown, and a couple of times in margins, otherwise a clean, tight copy; good. "The following sea tales of the Islands of Scilly cover a period from 1707 to 1862. They are...in nearly every case actual happenings, although most of the characters are entirely imaginary" (Author's Note). View more info

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Fellow Travellers (1896)

By: Travers, Graham [ie Dr Margaret Todd]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1896

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 79053

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, dark green endpapers. Corners scuffed, signature (1899) on half-title, foxing, very good. 5 short novels/long stories: After Many Days, The Examiner's Conscience, A Great Gulf, The Knight and the Lady & The Story of a Friendship: A Study in Sober Tints. Margaret Todd qualified and practised as a doctor in Edinburgh. View more info

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Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1867)

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co..: 1886

Seller ID: 02933

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1882 or 1886 (the code date 82 and 86 both appear at the foot of the last page). Probably a rebound yellowback edition: late C19th green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Undated signature on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. A collection of 9 short stories. One of Trollope's more uncommon titles. View more info

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Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1867)

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Strahan & Co/Chapman & Hall: 1870

Seller ID: 89062

Condition: Very Good


[Second Edition]. Original grass green cloth, decoratively blocked in black and gilt on front board and spine, in blind on rear board; lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers with Chapman & Hall booklists. Corner scuffed, small tear to inner edge of half-title, light foxing, otherwise very good. Strahan published this collection of stories in 1867 and produced a second edition in 1870. Chapman & Hall acquired the copyright and issued the book in their Standard Library... View more info

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Stories and Reminiscences (1900)

By: Uncle William, A Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Edward Howell: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2104

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Errata slip tipped in before front page. A collection of short stories by an unknown soldier, addressed to his nephews by "Uncle William". The stories range in location across the globe. Very scarce. View more info

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Secrets of the Courts of Europe (1897)

By: Upward, Allen

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85084

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1897]. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine very faintly sunned, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise clean, bright tight copy: very good. Twelve stories of ambassadorial confidences; political and royal secrets; and other intrigues. Originally published in two series of six in Pearson's Magazine. View more info

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Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers. Compiled and Edited from Ancient and Modern Authors by Mrs Valentine (1876)

By: Valentine, Mrs Laura

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 02653

Condition: Very Good


[Reprint], Chandos Classics, undated (c1890). Illustrated. Original smooth blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: green-and-white patterned "Chandos Classics" endpapers. A little scuffed, very good. Originally advertised as a companion volume to The Arabian Nights' Entertainments: "In compiling this volume the Editor has gathered from all sources . . . Whether translations or re-told tales. Two stories from the Tales on the Genii have found a place with the v... View more info

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Golden Stories

By: Various Authors

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2405

Condition: Good


Undated volume containing issues of the weekly novelette journal, Golden Stories. Dates sometime between 1898 and 1913. Each issue is a contains a complete short novel and runs to around 40 pages. Bound up in blue-green binder's cloth. Paper lightly tanned and spotted, good. The stories included here are: Those Summer Days by Florence Hodgkinson, Horace Drayton's Temptation by Westwood Brown, His Irish Wife by Hilda Grey, Vengeance is Mine by C. E. C. Weigall, The Repay... View more info

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Honey of Aloes and Other Stories (1894)

By: Vynne, Nora

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Bowden: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2451

Condition: Good


Original two tone cloth; spine green and lettered in gilt; boards pale brown and lettered/decorated in green; yellow endpapers. Extremities scuffed, undated signatures (in pencil) on front endpapers, good++. A collection of short stories. View more info

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Her Great Idea and Other Stories (1888)

By: Walford, L. B. [Lucy Bethia Walford]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90123

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered and decoratively framed in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a little light pink staining on edges of endpapers, light speckling on boards, good. View more info

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Breakers of the Law (1911)

By: Walker, A. Stodart [Archibald Stodart Walker]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88078

Condition: Good


Original blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, blind on front board. Lettering oxidised/dulled, otherwise clean and tight, good. A collection of fourteen stories, previously unpublished. "The Law referred to is that which binds men and women together as husbands and wives..." (Author's Foreword). View more info

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Flaunting Moll and Other Stories (1898)

By: Walling, R. A. J. [Robert Alfred John Walling]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Harper & Brothers: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2421

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, illustrated with blossoming branches in black and white, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed and spine a trifle darkened, light foxing, very good. Walling became well-known as a writer of detective fiction in the 1920s & 30s. Flaunting Moll was his first book. the stories are: Flaunting Moll, A Ruined Foreground, The Real and the Ideal, The Return of Joe Burbury, The Disappearance of Prudence Jane, Monsieur Blois, Gaffer Gurdon, A Minuet of Corelli, Th... View more info

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Flaunting Moll and Other Stories (1898)

By: Walling, R. A. J. [Robert Alfred John Walling]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Harper & Brothers: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89116

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, illustrated with blossoming branches in black and white, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine dulled, , light foxing, good. Walling became well-known as a writer of detective fiction in the 1920s & 30s. Flaunting Moll was his first book. the stories are: Flaunting Moll, A Ruined Foreground, The Real and the Ideal, The Return of Joe Burbury, The Disappearance of Prudence Jane, Monsieur Blois, Gaffer Gurdon, A Minuet of Corelli, The Silver Lamp of ... View more info

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The Yarns of Country Attorney Being Stories and Sketches of Life in Rural Ulster (1917)

By: Walsh, Louis J.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Dublin, M. H. Gill and Son: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2383

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Title page printed in black and red. Original olive brown cloth, blindstamped on front board, lettered in white on spine. Cloth speckled on boards, spine lettering rubbed, foxing on prelims, good. Short stories, mainly light-hearted, of legal affairs, minor crime etc in Ulster. Scarce. View more info

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Traditions of London, Historical and Legendary (1859)

By: Waters [ie William Russell]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, W. Kent & Co.: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85063

Condition: Good


Mid C19th blindstamped purple cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. No publisher's name on spine. Boards lightly sunned, spine strongly sunned (to brown), otherwise a tight copy, good. Advertisements on final leaf. A secondary binding, probably the publisher's own remaindering. A collection of eight stories, several of which are concerned with historical murder cases. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Traditions of London, Historical and Legendary (1859)

By: Waters [ie William Russell]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, W. Kent & Co.: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2645

Condition: Good


Mid C19th blindstamped purple cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. No publisher's name on spine. Boards lightly sunned, spine sunned (to brown), undated inscription on front pastedown, otherwise a tight copy, good++. Advertisements on final leaf. A secondary binding, probably the publisher's own remaindering. A collection of eight stories, several of which are concerned with historical murder cases. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Stories of Everyday Life in Modern China Told by Chinese and Done into English by T. Watters Late H. M. Consul at Foochow (1896)

By: Watters, T. [Thomas Watters]

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89018

Condition: Near Fine


Original fine ribbed dark olive cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, light tanning on endpapers, armorial bookplate of Henry Arthur Blake on front pastedown, undated signature (Edith Blake) on half-title, very good/near fine. The previous owner, Henry Arthur Blake, was (appropriately enough), the Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903. View more info

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The Forbidden Boundary and Other Stories (1908)

By: Weale, B. L. Putnam [ie Bertram Lenox Simpson]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2039

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, very good. Stories, principally set in China and Japan. Weale wrote a number of (non-fiction) works on this part of the world. View more info