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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

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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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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 Zéphyr, 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: 91077a

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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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

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The Exiles and Other Stories (1894)

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Osgood, McIlvaine & Co: 1894

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 86101

Condition: Near Fine


Original fine-ribbed olive green cloth with decorative border in red, black and yellow head and foot of front board and spine, lettered in black. Minimal scuffing, minimal foxing, near fine. Seven stories. The binding has Harpers name rather than Osgood's at the foot of the spine (Osgood had been Harpers' London agent): but the binding is completely different from that of the American first. View more info