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At Random. Essays and Stories (1896)

By: Austin, L. F. [Louis Frederic Austin]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2563

Condition: Fair


Original cream cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; top edge gilt. Decorated title page. Clean and bright, but cracked (and repaired) across bottom half of rear board, with crease to cloth on spine: thus only fair/good. A scarce collection. View more info

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Cricket Heron

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2098

Condition: Very Good


Original steel blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Title page printed in red and black. Small name stamp on front free endpaper, light foxing, small nick at head of spine, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good+. Scarce. View more info

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Cashiered and Other War Tales (1902)

By: Balfour, Andrew

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91020

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine ends bumps, a few light marks, light foxing on endpapers, very good. Eleven short stories of "the Great Boer War": The Assvogels, Cashiered, A Chaplain in the Forces, The Power of the Vrouw, A Tale of the Rails, The Merry Mauser, The Umkonto, Bellow Son of Brindle, Kaatan the Hunter, Katana the Scout. View more info

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The Watchmaker's Daughter and Other Tales (1882)

By: Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Manchester & London, Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1911

Condition: Very Good


Late issue. Dated 1882, but clearly in a later binding style to the usual first edition, and with an undated catalogue bound in at end. Probably dates to around 1890. Illustrated. Original red cloth, blocked in black on front board, blocked in black and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on cloth, very good. Collection of thirteen stories. View more info

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In a Quiet Village (1900)

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Isbister & Co.: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0962

Condition: Good


Original two-tone cloth: boards light green, spine cream, lettered in gilt; black endpapers; top edge gilt. Spine dulled, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), light foxing, undated signature on half-title, good. Not in Wolff. 20 character sketches and short stories, originally published in journals such as Good Words. A scarce title. View more info

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Ribbon Stories (1872)

By: Barker, Lady [ie Mary Anne Barker]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 80024

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated [1880]. Illustrated. Original green cloth, ruled and lettered in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks on boards, a little foxing, gift inscription (1882) on recto of frontispiece, good. A collection of stories, invented by a lonely little girl. View more info

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Irish Idylls (1892)

By: Barlow, Jane

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03866

Condition: Good


First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. Original green cloth on bevelled boards; dark green endpapers; top edge gilt. Corners scuffed, small slip snipped from top edge of half-title, good. Linked sketches of peasant life in Connemara. View more info

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From the East unto the West (1896)

By: Barlow, Jane

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: 04033

Condition: Good


New and Cheaper Edition, Methuen's Shillings Novel. Original red cloth, with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Two small chips to cloth at head of spine, spine lightly sunned, good. Uncommon collection of stories which move in location from the Arabian Desert (east) to Ireland (west). The fifteen stories are: The Evil Abeyoonahs, The Puzzle of Jarbeck, The Mockers of the Shallow Waters, At Krinori, A Caprice of Queen Pippa, An Advance Sheet, The ... View more info

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Mac's Adventures (1911)

By: Barlow, Jane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1911

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 04113

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in brown and black. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A little scuffing, light foxing, light speckling on front board, otherwise very good. Uncommon late collection of humorous stories by this Irish writer: A Luncheon Party, A Formidable Rival, Mac's Way's and Means, Some Jokes of Timothy, A Wedding Gown, The Field of Frightful Beasts, The Aunt of the Savages, An Invincible Ignoramus. View more info

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Lord Stranleigh, Philanthropist (1911)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2832

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original black cloth with repeated impressed squares in gilt: illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board, lettered in gilt. A little rubbing oto top corners, frontispiece nicked on edges, a little light foxing, very good in bright tight binding. View more info

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The "Wine-Drinker" and Other Stories (1911)

By: Batchelder, W. J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91062

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black. A few light marks, paper faintly tanned, very good. Nautical stories "based upon either 'longshore' fact or tradition." Batchelder also wrote several books about Baden Powell and the Scouting movement. View more info

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Under Tropic Skies (1905)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87141

Condition: Fair


Title page printed in red and black. Spine a little darkened, boards sunned on edges, small nicks to cloth on spine ends, signature (1908) on front free endpaper, fair/good only. A collection of stories mostly with South Sea settings. View more info

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The Tapu of Banderah (1901)

By: Becke, Louis & Walter Jeffery

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89144

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, tiny nick at foot of spine, faint foxing, very good. Australian and South Pacific tales. View more info

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The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy (a Fantasia ) and Other Stories (1904)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1917

Seller ID: VN2704

Condition: Good


Undated reprint (1911, or more probably 1917). Original blue cloth, framed and lettered in darker blue. Corners scuffed, page edges lightly tanned, portion of original dustwrapper tipped on to front pastedown good. View more info

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Tales of the Five Towns (1905)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92142

Condition: Good


Original light blue and white flecked cloth, with rose tree design and lettering in dark blue on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned/dulled, front free end paper removed, name stamp on prelims, foxing spots, good only. A scarce early title. Thirteen short stories, "At Home" and "Abroad". View more info

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To Call Her Mine Etc (1889)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1891

Seller ID: 04185A

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novels. Original grey-blue cloth, blocked in black; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. 1 cm nick at head of spine, bookplate on front pastedown, gilt a little rubbed on spine, otherwise good. Contains three "Christmas Books": To Call Her Mine, Katherine Regina & Self or Bearer. Katherine Regina originally appeared as a volume in Arrowsmith's Bristol Library: it is the story of a "type-writer girl" -- a new phenomenon at the end o... View more info

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Herr Paulus, His Rise, His Greatness, His Fall (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1890

Seller ID: VN2172

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th rebinding in blue leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities scuffed, otherwise good. The story of the unmasking of a fraudulent "medium". View more info

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In Deacon's Orders Etc (1895)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Seller ID: 89061

Condition: Good


[Cheap Edition]. Original light brown cloth on limp/light boards, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine. Light crease to front board, otherwise good. A collection of some of Besant's sharpest stories: In Deacon's Orders, Peer and Heiress, The Equal Woman, The Shrinking Shoe, Quarantine Island, In Three Weeks, One and Two, A Night with Tantalus, The Solid Gold Reef Company Limited, To the Third and Fourth Generation & King David's Fri... View more info

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The Case of Mr Lucraft and Other Tales (1876)

By: Besant, Walter & James Rice

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Seller ID: VN2046

Condition: Good


Late-style Piccadilly novels binding: dark blue cloth elaborately blindtsamped, with lettering in gilt. Corners scuffed, front free endpaper excised, good. One of the least common of Besant & Rice's titles. The book is divided into three sections: I From the Supernatural (The Case of Mr Lucraft, The Mystery of Joe Morgan, An Old Old Story, Lady Kitty, The Old Four-Poster, My Own Experience); II From Fairyland (Titania's Farewell); & III From Fact (On the Goodwin, Edelwei... View more info

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In the Midst of Life

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1915

Seller ID: VN0315

Condition: Fair


Undated pocket edition reprint, c1915. Original blue cloth. Board edges and spine sunned; grey war-time paper. A reading copy. View more info