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After Dark (1856)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Gresham Publishing Company: 1900

Seller ID: 81069

Condition: Very Good


Undated edition, c1900 - 1905. Introduction by W. A. Brockington. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Original steel-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; grey endpapers. Scuffed on spine ends, with small nick at foot, very good. Gresham published this title in at least three different bindings: maroon leather with green boards, a decorated navy blue cloth with designs by Talwyn Morris, and this simpler blue cloth. After Dark consists of six stories (A Terribly ... View more info

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After Dark (1856)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Co.: 1934

Seller ID: VN1761

Condition: Near Fine


Undated Blackie edition, c1934. Illustrated. Original steel-blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering a little dulled, otherwise a very crisp, bright, clean copy: near fine. Although some of the stories from the collection (such as A Terribly Strange Bed) have been much anthologised, Collins's original conception was to present a group of tales woven together with an interlinking narrative (Leaves from Leah's Diary) to form a single unified work. View more info

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From the French. Ten Tales. Translated by Walter Learned

By: Coppee, Francois

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co: 1892

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2239

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth, framed and decorated in silver, lettered in black. Spine ends split and chipped, undated signature on half title, fair/good. View more info

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A True Boy and Other Stories

By: Corbett, Rev. Martin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Dublin, Irish Messenger Office: 1913

Seller ID: VN2333

Condition: Good


New Edition, Fifteenth Thousand. Irish Messenger Series, Boys' Stories--No 1. Red beaded cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, good. View more info

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Delicia and Other Stories

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1907

Seller ID: VN0282

Condition: Very Good


Third Impression. Original red-brown cloth, author's initials in gilt ornament on front board. Corners scuffed, owner's signature (1911) on front free endpaper, very good. Delicia had been previously published independently as The Murder of Delicia (1896). The rest of the volume appears here in book form for the first time. The 5 "other stories" are: Kittums, The Ghost in the Sedan Chair, A Breach of Post Office Discipline, Two of a Trust and The Despised Angel. View more info

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Cameos. Short Stories (1896)

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03335

Condition: Very Good


Undated first [1896]. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Original green cloth, with cameo (in white on brown) embossed on front board; green endpapers; top edge gilt. Corners scuffed, light wear to cameo, very good. 15 short stories: God's Light on the Mountains, The Hired Baby, Nehemiah P. Hoskins Artist, The Silence of the Maharajah, Three Wide Men of Gotham, The Lady with the Carnations, An Old Bundle, Mademoiselle Z├ęphyr, One of the World's Wonders, Angel's Wick... View more info

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The Love of Long Ago and Other Stories (1920)

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91076

Condition: Very Good


Original light blue cloth, lettered in white on spine. Spine just faintly sunned, some foxing, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy: very good. One of the four Corelli titles not in Wolff. A collection of fifteen short stories. This copy is in a variant binding -- other copies have a decorative framing on the boards and spine. View more info

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The Love of Long Ago and Other Stories (1920)

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91077

Condition: Good


Original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in pale blue-green. Spine ends scuffed, boards lightly marked, some foxing, good. Publisher's catalogue (undated) bound in at end. One of the four Corelli titles not in Wolff. A collection of fifteen short stories. View more info

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Three Bachelor Women and Other Stories (1899

By: Cosby, E. [Elizabeth Cosby]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2409

Condition: Good


Original deep pink moire cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Boards edges and spine darkened, a little scuffing, name stamp etc on front free endpaper and on first of text, good. a collection of short stories, including a parody of Iota's A Yellow Aster. View more info

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Wreckage. Seven Studies (1893)

By: Crackenthorpe, Hubert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88104

Condition: Good


Original light brown cloth with peacock feather design on boards and spine, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends rubbed, wrinkle to cloth on front board, a few small marks on rear board, inner joint papers lightly cracked, undated signature on front pastedown, good. Publisher's catalogue for October 1892 bound in at end. A collection of short stories by one of the contributors to The Yellow Book. View more info

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Only a Butterfly and Other Stories (1873)

By: Craik, Georgiana M. [Georgiana Marion Craik]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1874

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 04436

Condition: Good


Mid C19th brown leather over mottled black, white and green boards; raised bands and black leather title label on spine; green marbled endpapers. Small chip to leather at head of spine, rubbing to foot of spine, some edgewear, foxing spots, a couple of small ink-spots on margins of pages 18-19, good. Todd [1435a]. First issue; series half-title bound in. A collection of six stories: Only a Butterfly, Elspeth Grant, Lost at Sea, The Old Lifeboat, Was Elizabeth Right?, Lit... View more info

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Faerylands Forlorn. African Tales (1910)

By: Cripps, Arthur Shearly

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford, B. H. Blackwell: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1971

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine quite sunned, otherwise good. A collection of stories from Southern Africa. View more info

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Bog-Myrtle and Peat. Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895 (1895)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Bliss, Sands & Co.: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN1278

Condition: Good


Original fine ribbed dark green cloth, top edge gilt. Cloth rubbed on spine ends and faintly sunned on board edges, evidence of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, good View more info

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Young Nick and Old Nick Yarns for the Year's End (1910)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1910

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 83035

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition. Undated, c1910. Original blue silk, with repeated pattern of fleurs-de-lis, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little light foxing,a little sunning to extreme top edges of boards, otherwise very good. Collection of thirteen short stories and novelettes: Young Nick and Old Nick, The Man by the Wayside, By Right of Salvage, Stiel of Stielstrand, The Blue Eyes of Ailie, The Treasures of the Faas, Rosemary-That's for Remembrance, The Terror of Enderby's, T... View more info

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One Pretty Maid and Others (1904)

By: Crommelin, May [ie Maria de la Cherois-Crommelin]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2648

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine ends nicked, some light marks on boards, traces of removed bookplate on front pastedown, good. Collection of seven short stories: One Pretty Maid, How Wilkins Went in Search of his Family Tree, A Sad Day's Eve, The Boy That Followed the Drum, A Jubilee Quartette, A Pretty Pair, The Holiday Governess. View more info

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One Pretty Maid and Others (1904)

By: Crommelin, May [ie Maria de la Cherois-Crommelin]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04375

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, a few light marks, light foxing, good. Collection of seven short stories: One Pretty Maid, How Wilkins Went in Search of his Family Tree, A Sad Day's Eve, The Boy That Followed the Drum, A Jubilee Quartette, A Pretty Pair, The Holiday Governess. View more info

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Life is a Dream (1914)

By: Curle, Richard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04435

Condition: Good


Original green cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt. Front free endpaper tipped in, light foxing, otherwise a bright, tight copy: good. Curle corresponded with, and was assistant and eventually literary executor to, Joseph Conrad -- who, in turn, dedicated The Arrow of Gold to him. But Curle was also a short-story writer in his own right. Life is a Dream was his second collection, containing nine stories: Old Hoskyns, A Remittance Man, Blanca Palillos, The V... View more info

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In Tent and Bungalow (1894)

By: Cuthell, Edith E.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86063

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in silver on spine. Extremities scuffed, small nicks on spine ends, a number of marks on boards, occasional foxing spots and pencil marks in margins, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. Indian stories. Published anonymously as "by the author of Indian Idylls". View more info

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In the First Watch and Other Engine-Room Stories (1907)

By: Dalziel, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0929

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, a little foxing and browning, stamp (Joint Fiction Reserve) on verso of title page, good. 14 tales set in and around the engine-rooms and engineers in steam ships. The stories include the Kiplingesque Voice of the Machine which anthropomorphises piston valves and connecting rods. View more info

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Miss Armstrong's and Other Circumstances (1896)

By: Davidson, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03822

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Ex-library with trace of plates on front endpapers, stamps on title page (recto/verso) and first/last pages of text. Loss of cloth to head and foot of spine, but contents (library stamps apart) in good order. A working/reading copy only of a scarce title. Publisher's catalogue for March 1896 bound in at end. Remaindered copies were later issued in blue cloth. Davidson was a contributor to The Yellow Book, author of the extravaganza P... View more info