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The Curse of the Lion (1922)

By: Webster, F. A. M. [Frederick Annesley Michael Webster]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, United Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03796

Condition: Good


"The Modern Fiction Library". Undated first edition [1922]. Original light blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; title and series title blindstamped on front board. Spine lettering a little oxidised, corners bumped, browning on endpapers, good. Tall tales from Africa, including one of an "apeman", somewhat reminiscent of Burroughs's Tarzan. View more info

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Old Ebbie: Detective Up to Date (1923)

By: Webster, F. A. M. [Frederick Annesley Michael Webster]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1930

Seller ID: VN2598

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original light green cloth, lettered in black. Faint stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. the first collection of stories featuring detective Ebbie Entwhistle. [The first edition was published by Chapman & Hall in 1923] View more info

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Laid Up in Lavender (1907)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 84115

Condition: Very Good


Original lavender cloth, lettered in black on front board and in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, two tiny pin-holes on spine, light foxing, faint signature and bookplate on front endpapers, very good. A collection of 12 stories, which had been "laid up" since their original publication in The Cornhill Magazine (and elsewhere) in the late 1880s and early 1890s: Lady Betty's Indiscretion, The Surgeon's Guest, The Colonel's Boy, A Good Man's Dilemma, Bab, Gerald, Jo... View more info

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The King's Stratagem and Other Stories (1895)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Platt & Bruce: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN2169

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original fawn coloured cloth, lettered in black; top edge gilt. Boards a little sunned and lettering on front rubbed and somewhat faint, some foxing on endpapers, good. Contains: The King's Stratagem, The Body-Birds of Court, In Cupid's Toils, The Drift of Fate, A Bloke Manor Episode & The Fatal Letter. Not issued in the UK in this format. View more info

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Xingu and Other Stories (1916)

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1915

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0985

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine tips scuffed, spine lettering dulled, a few marks on front board, small signature (1943) on front free endpaper, light crack to paper on front inner joint, a little foxing, some staining on rear endpapers, good. A collection of 8 short stories, 2 of which (Kerfol and The Triumph of the Night) were included in the 1937 collection of Wharton's supernatural fiction, Ghosts. View more info

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The Adventures of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin, Nights at Mess, and Other Tales (1836)

By: White, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1846

Seller ID: 04263

Condition: Good


Reprint. Mid C19th fine-ribbed black cloth, with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. Neatly rebacked (50 years ago), inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), undated signature on front pastedown, good. There is no indication of authorship nor any illustrations in this edition. The "other stories" are The Traveller in Spite of Himself, The Hour of Fortune & Crocodile Island. View more info

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Lord Arthur Saville's Crime, The Portrait of Mr. W. H. and Other Stories (1887)

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1912

Seller ID: VN1919

Condition: Very Good


Eighth Edition. Methuen's Shilling Library. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Endpapers tanned, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. View more info

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Ashley and Other Stories (1897)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen Wood]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1919

Seller ID: VN0666

Condition: Very Good


Ninety-Seventh Thousand. Smaller format in original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Channings (1862)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen Wood]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1883

Seller ID: VN1526

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-Second edition. Bentley's Favourite Novels. Frontispiece and illustrated title page. Original black cloth, blindstamped on boards, decorated in gilt on spine, dark brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good. View more info

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A Pretty Radical and Other Stories (1890)

By: Wotton, Mabel E. [Mabel Elizabeth Wotton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, David Stott: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90129

Condition: Fair


Original fine-ribbed light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in red and black; blue-green endpapers. Corners rubbed, light crease to front board, front free endpaper (and possibly half-title) removed, fair/good. Uncommon collection of short stories. View more info

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Life is Life and Other Tales and Episodes (1898)

By: Zack [ie Gwendolen Keats]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1898

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2544

Condition: Very Good


Original orange-tan cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Small ink spot on front board, spine a trifle darkened, light foxing, very good.A collection of twelve short stories. View more info