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Tales for the Home Circle

By: De Witt, Madame Guizot [ie Henriette Witt]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1885

Seller ID: 01772

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated. Reprint edition. Original blue cloth, blocked in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed at head of spine, otherwise a very crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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The Headquarter Recruit and Other Stories (1913)

By: Dehan, Richard [ie Clotilda Graves]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0914

Condition: Very Good


Original greeny-yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. Graves adopted her male persona/pseudonym for the highly successful Dop Doctor (1911) and continued to use it thereafter. The Headquarter Recruit is a collection of 18 short stories, concerning soldiers and their families -- a subject in keeping with Graves's new identity. The stories originally appeared in The World and other ... View more info

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The Girl in White and Other Stories (1893)

By: Deir, Andrew

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 84033

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, with black decorative band top/bottom of front board, title in white box framed in gilt in centre of front board; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffing, otherwise very good. Five short stories with various settings: the title piece is set on Arran; others are set in Sicily and America. View more info

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The Passing of the Flagship and Other Stories

By: Drury, Major W. P.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1906

Seller ID: VN0276

Condition: Good


Third Edition. original salmon pink cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. light scuffing, a some foxing (especially on prelims), good. 10 short stories: The Passing of the Flagship, The Dragon of Pyramid Hill, Aceldama, The Blank File, An Audience of Her Majesty, Casserbanker the Second, Concerning a Treaty with France, The Stranger within the Gates, The Rising of Joga & That Which Was Lost. View more info

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A Baker's Dozen (1922)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London., William Heinemann: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 83011

Condition: Good


Original pale grey cloth, framed in black on boards and lettered in black on spine; bound without separate endpapers (ie first and last page of first and last gathering have become pastedowns). Spine a little darkened, otherwise good. Collection of thirteen short stories. The slightly odd binding up of this book suggests it may be a remainder issue. View more info

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Men of Marlowe's (1900)

By: Dudeney, Mrs Henry [ie Alice Dudeney]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86089

Condition: Good


Original dark cream cloth, lettered and decorated in crimson on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine little darkened and lettering dulled, endpapers browned, good. A mixed collection of stories including some crime (the title is listed in Hubin): the connecting link being an imaginary Inn of Court called Marlowe's. View more info

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Popular Tales (1804)

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Etc: 1854

Seller ID: 03673

Condition: Good


New Edition, Complete in One Volume, With Three Plates. Frontispiece, vignette title and one plate in text. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, some foxing, spine lightly sunned, front free endpaper tipped in, otherwise good. Contains: Lame Jervas, The Will, The Limerick Gloves, Out of Debt Out of Danger, The Lottery, Rosanna, Murad the Unlucky, The Manufacturers, The Contract, The Grateful Negro & To-morrow. View more info

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The Imperishable Wing (1911)

By: Ellis, Mrs Havelock [ie Edith Ellis, nee Lees]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89009

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, lettered and illustrated (a wing and a rose) in grey on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, corners scuffed, some light marks on boards and small stain on bottom edge of front board, good. Edith Lees was a lesbian feminist who entered into an open marriage with the sexologist Havelock Ellis. She wrote a handful of novels. This collection of eleven short stories is one of her scarcer titles. Publisher's booklist (of books ... View more info

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The Chronicles of Cardewe Manor (1891)

By: Farmer, Lucy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: VN2692

Condition: Good


Idle Hour Series. Undated, c1891. Frontispiece. Dark grey cloth spine lettered in gilt, with blue title label; dark green and gilt boards with blindstamped designs; grey and white patterned endpapers. Extremities scuffed, edges of spine label chipped, child's doodling (with spirograph) on 3 prelims. Doodles apart, a good copy of this collection of twelve crime/mystery stories originally published in Cassell's Family Magazine. The narrator/heroine is (at least initially... View more info

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Tales That Are Told (1901)

By: Findlater, Mary & Jane Helen

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2331

Condition: Fair


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine quite sunned and with small hole below title, pink staining on edges of endpapers, fair. A collection of six stories by these Scottish writers: four by Mary and two by her sister Jane helen. View more info

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Mostly True A Few Little Tragedies and Some Comedies (1913)

By: Fleming, Guy [some sources identify as John Hutton Balfour Browne]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2411

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. A few marks, pencilled names on front endpapers, light foxing, very good. A collection of short stories. Scarce. The National Library of Scotland and Trinity College Dublin hold copies of this title which they attribute to the novelist John Hutton Balfour Browne, using Guy Fleming as a pseudonym. View more info

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From Broad Acres. Stories Illustrative of Rural Life in Yorkshire (1899)

By: Fletcher, J. S. [Joseph Smith Fletcher]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87144

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered and framed in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, endpapers browned, very good. Collection of 21 short stories. View more info

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Barracks, Bivouacs and Battles (1891)

By: Forbes, Archibald

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 83063

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth ruled in black and gilt on front board, in blind on rear board, lettered in gilt on spine. Circular impressed stamp ("Presentation Copy") on title page. A few light marks on cloth, corners scuffed, light foxing on prelims, very good. Sixteen short stories reflecting Forbes's experiences as a war correspondent. View more info

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Hypnotic Tales and Other Tales (1891)

By: Ford, James L.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Puck; Keppler & Schwarzmann: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2705

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated (in cartoon fashion) in darker grey-blue and silver. Spine a little darkened, corners scuffed, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, light staining on edges of endpapers, good+ View more info

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Cupid's Garden (1897)

By: Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 00825

Condition: Good


[Third Impression]. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Rubbed on corners head/foot of spine, inscription (1901) on front free endpaper, good. A collection of 14 short stories by the author of Concerning Isabel Carnaby, A Double Thread, etc. Uncommon. View more info

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Cupid's Garden (1897)

By: Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 87066

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; grey-and white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks on boards, very good. Inscription on half-title reads: Mary Louisa Gleave from the authoress. Dec. 1898. Fourteen short stories. View more info

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Romances of the Law (1889)

By: Francillon, R. E. [Robert Edward Francillon]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85134

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth, illustrated with barrister's wig, lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. Boards edges lightly marked, edges of front endpapers slightly damaged, good. Wolff [2330]. Publisher's catalogue for December 1888 bound in at end (Wolff's copy had a much later catalogue). Twelve crime stories: Touch-and-Go with a Great Estate, A Most Remarkable Will, A Circumstantial Puzzle, Only Ten Minutes, Half-a-Minute Late, A Cool Hand, How I Became a ... View more info

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North, South, and Over the Sea (1902)

By: Francis, M. E. [ie Mary Blundell]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Country Life/George Newnes: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00956

Condition: Good


"Country Life" Library of Fiction. Illustrated by H. M. Brock. Original olive green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and red. Corners and spine tips rubbed, foxing (especially on prelims), inscription (1902) on front endpapers, good. Francis was a novelist of pastoral, rural life. "The Ireland of her youth, the Lancashire of her married life, and the Dorset of her retirement provided backgrounds for many of her. . . volumes of fiction." (Edwardian F... View more info

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North, South, and Over the Sea (1902)

By: Francis, M. E. [ie Mary Blundell]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Country Life/George Newnes: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN1508

Condition: Good


"Country Life" Library of Fiction. Original olive green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and red. Corners and spine tips rubbed, foxing (especially on prelims), good. Francis was a novelist of pastoral, rural life. "The Ireland of her youth, the Lancashire of her married life, and the Dorset of her retirement provided backgrounds for many of her. . . volumes of fiction." (Edwardian Fiction). This geographical division is neatly reflected in this col... View more info

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Among the Untrodden Ways (1896)

By: Francis, M. E. [ie Mary Blundell]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85079

Condition: Very Good


Original light maroon cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine; black endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. Eight stories of country life. View more info