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Tales for the Marines

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Newspaper Co.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01456

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth, with dramatic cover illustration by Chesworth of a frightened man sitting up in bed. Spine lettering dulled, otherwise a good copy. A collection of tall stories, as might be told after dark in the barracks. View more info

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Stunts

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01462

Condition: Very Good


Undated [1922]. Original tan cloth. Light scuffing, a little foxing on endpapers, very good. Stories, essays and journalism View more info

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Spangles of Existence (1921)

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02493

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth; blocked in red and yellow on front board and spine. Foxing spots, otherwise very good. 50 very brief short stories; glimpses of lives and small incidents. By the author of The Sorcery Shop (1907). View more info

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A Romance of Canvas Town and Other Stories (1898)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Browne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90102

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration of surf-topped wave, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly scuffed on spine ends, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, very good. Wolff [587]. A collection of five stories. View more info

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For Love of Her (1905)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2533

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, blindstamped flower design in pale green on front board below title; lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, inner joint papers cracked (but both joints tight), signature (in green) along inner edge of front pastedown, some foxing. A well-used copy of an uncommon title: good. A collection of fourteen short stories published in the year of Boothby's death. View more info

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One Fatal Moment and Other Stories & At the Shrine of Jane Eyre (2001)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1402

Condition: Good


Edited with an Introduction by Jennifer Carnell. Contains the 8 short stories which were originally published in book form as the third volume of Braddon's three-decker novel All Along the River. When the novel came to be reprinted in one volume the stories were dropped and not reprinted until the current edition. Also contains the essay "At the Shrine of Jane Eyre". The short stories are: One Fatal Moment, It is Easier for a Camel, The Ghost's Name, Stapylton's ... View more info

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Max Carrados Mysteries (1927)

By: Bramah, Ernest [ie Ernest Brammah Smith]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Remploy: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2760

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth, lettered in gilt: very good. Original illustrated dustwrapper, in protective sleeve; very good. View more info

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Pan and the Little Green Gate (1908)

By: Brett, Sylvia [aka Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91063

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. A collection of brief stories: whimsy, fantasy and children being the principle themes. The book is dedicated to J. M. Barrie. Brett later became the wife of the Rajah [Charles Vyner Brooke] of Sarawak. View more info

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Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life: Treadlepin Fold, The New Borough, A Fight for Love

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Manchester/London, Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1884

Seller ID: 03021

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Tinted frontispiece. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks, inner joint papers lightly cracked (joints tight), signature on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life: Cotters of Mossburn

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Manchester & London, Abel Heywood (Manchester)/Simpkin Etc (London): 1886

Seller ID: VN0511

Condition: Good


Green-tinted frontispiece. Original aple blu cloth, lettered and decorated in black. A light scuffing, a few marks on cloth, some spotting/foxing in the text, good+ View more info

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Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life: Marlocks of Merriton [&] Red Windows Hall

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Manchester & London, Abel Heywood (Manchester)/Simpkin Etc (London): 1884

Seller ID: VN0512

Condition: Good


Tinted frontispiece. Original aple blu cloth, lettered and decorated in black. A light scuffing, a few marks on cloth, some spotting/foxing in the text, good+ View more info

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Kittie Lonsdale and Some Rumsby Folk (1898)

By: Bryant, Emily M.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Charles H. Kelly: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80037

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A few light marks, endpapers browned, Sunday School inscription on front free endpaper, very good. A collection of short stories set in the Lincolnshire village of Rumsby, making use of Lincolnshire dialect. View more info

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Made in France. French Tales Re-told with a United States Twist (1893)

By: Bunner, H. C. [Henry Cuyler Bunner]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1893

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2595

Condition: Very Good


Original pale beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in dark brown and green. Illustrated. A little light foxing, a few light marks, very good. View more info

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Elizabeth and Other Sketches (1889)

By: Butt, Beatrice May

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80031

Condition: Good


Contemporary circulating library binding in blindstamped maroon cloth: brown endpapers. Spine sunned, W. H. Smith label (stamped "sold") on front pastedown, good. 5 short stories and novelettes, which had previously appeared in Blackwood's Magazine. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Miss Molly, Alison, Lesterre Durant etc". Not in Wolff. View more info

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Strong Hearts (1899)

By: Cable, George W. [George Washington Cable]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1899

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02870

Condition: Good


Original red-brown buckram, lettered in gilt on spine, black endpapers. Lightly sunned, stamp on blank prelim, a little foxing, good. 3 long stories: The Solitary, The Taxidermist & The Entomologist. Cable was a friend of Mark Twain, and wrote extensively of the American South, particularly Louisiana. View more info

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Loaves and Fishes (1906)

By: Capes, Bernard

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-Type Press: 1910

Seller ID: 04005

Condition: Very Good


Collins' 7d Net Modern Fiction. Undated (c1910). Coloured frontispiece and title page. Pocket edition in original red cloth. Paper faintly browned on edges throughout, very good. A collection of short stories including both supernatural and criminous. View more info

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Kitty and Others (1922)

By: Castle, Agnes & Egerton

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01269

Condition: Very Good


Undated (1922). Original blue cloth, with black frame on front board., lettered in black on spine. Lightly marked on rear board, spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. A collection of 6 linked short stories (The Castle of a Thousand Shocks) and a further 6 independent stories. Uncommon title. View more info

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Marshfield the Observer and the Death Dance, Studies of Character and Action.

By: Castle, Egerton

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: VN0186

Condition: Good


Second Impression. Original red cloth. Small tear to cloth at head of spine, otherwise a clean bright copy, good. View more info

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Against the Stream, The Story of an Heroic Age in England (1873)

By: Charles, Elizabeth Rundle

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Daldy, Isbister & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 03447

Condition: Very Good


Fifth Edition. Illustrated. Original crimson cloth, framed, decorated and lettered in black and gilt, brown endpapers. Lightly sunned on spine, corners bumped, very good. First issued as a three-decker by Strahan in 1873. Issued anonymously as "by the author of The Schönberg-Cotta Family". View more info

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Told to the Marines. Stories (1902)

By: Clowes, Sir W. Laird, Kt [William Laird Clowes]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Anthony Trehern: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91085

Condition: Good


Original beige cloth lettered and illustrated on front board in black and grey, lettered in gilt on spine.A little soiled, corners scuffed, undated inscription in pencil on front pastedown, good only. Clowes wrote on naval matters, but is probably best known for his future war novel, The Captain of the Mary Rose, A Tale of Tomorrow (1892). The stories in this collection are in a lighter vein: "They are stories without any purpose. They do not touch on problems of the... View more info