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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

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Prose Idyls of the West Riding (1907)

By: Gaskell, Lady Catherine Milnes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03698

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, lettered in dark brown. Spine a little darkened and rubbed on tips, foxing on prelims and fore-edges, otherwise good. Thirteen short stories: T'Cock-Foight, A Wife's Confession, A Ray of Light, The Last Hope, T' Play-Actress, Little Mr Great-Heart, T' Redemption of a Soul, A Friend in Disguise, The Singer of a Summer's Night, T' Wife Bazaar, A Wayside Sacrament, T' Bond o' Hell, T' Woman's Devotion. View more info

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Bis (1890)

By: Gerard, E [Emily Gerard]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85026

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, ruled and decorated in red and black; lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, damp marks on edges of endpapers, inscription (1891) on half-title, otherwise good. Wolff [2472]. A collection of short stories and novelettes by the less well-known and less successful of the Gerard sisters, with settings principally in Eastern Europe (Poland etc). The stories are: Elias of Blotatyn, Two Robbers: A Legend, Magd... View more info

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Bis (1890)

By: Gerard, Emily

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03264

Condition: Good


Early C20th library binding: wavy-grained brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine (including shelf-marks), occasional library stamps ("The Noble Library, Lambeth") throughout, smudgy marks in margins: a good reading copy, of a scarce title. A collection of short stories and novelettes by the less well-known and less successful of the Gerard sisters. The stories are: Elias of Blotatyn, Two Robbers: A Legend, Magda's Cow, Grey Fur & His Uncle and Her Grandmother. Th... View more info

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In Pastures Green and Other Stories (1880)

By: Gibbon, Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dublin & London, Chatto & Windus: 1883

Seller ID: 92116

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1883. Late C19th black leather over blue marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities rubbed, with small chips at head of spine, initials (1883) and name stamp on half-title, light foxing, good. Contains 6 short stories/novellas: In Pastures Green, All in a Green Willow, Cancelled Engagements, Daft Tam, Dominie Barclay & A Paction wi' the Deil, displaying 3 stories in each of two of Gibbon's popular styles: English rustic and Scottish dia... View more info

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The Dark Places A Volume of Stories (1926)

By: Gibbon, Perceval

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: VN0750

Condition: Fair


Second and Cheaper Edition. Rebound in brown leather over brown cloth covered boards. Ex-library copy, with labels and pocket on front endpapers, stamps on prelims and final page of text etc. Small chip at head of spine. A reading copy of a scarce title. The stories are: The English Tutor, Saint Flossie, Proxy, Spotless, The Man of Science & The Dark Ride. View more info

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Half-a-Dozen Transgressions (1896)

By: Gingold, Helene

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Iliffe & Sons: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2212

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1896]. Frontispiece portrait of author. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and edges of boards sunned, front free endpaper removed, good. A collection of short stories. Scarce. View more info

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Will Warburton A Romance of Real Life (1905)

By: Gissing, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1915

Seller ID: VN1325

Condition: Good


Reprint. Pocket edition in original green cloth. Spine lightly sunned and rubbed on ends. View more info

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Will Warburton A Romance of Real Life (1905)

By: Gissing, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1915

Seller ID: VN1860

Condition: Good


Reprint. Pocket edition in original green cloth. Spine lightly sunnedwith nick at top, good View more info

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Human Odds and Ends. Stories and Sketches (1898) [1897]

By: Gissing, George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, George Bell: 1897

Edition: Colonial Edition

Seller ID: VN2087

Condition: Good


Bell's Indian & Colonial Library Edition. Pre-dates the English trade edition of 1898, with 1897 on title page. Ex-library (from the South African Public Library, later Fulham & Hammersmith.) Traces/remains of labels on boards, but no shelf marks; South African library rules plate on front pastedown, trace of plates, stamps etc on front endpapers, accession stamps on verso of title page, small oval stamp on first page of text. Corners rubbed, foxing spots: only a fair bu... View more info

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The Folks o' Carglen or Life in the North (1891)

By: Gordon, Alexander

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1657

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth over red "tartan" boards. Spine lightly sunned, with dull patch at foot at small chips on spine ends, boards grazed, signature on front free endpaper, good. Stories about life in a Scottish village. View more info

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Northward Ho! Stories of Carglen (1894)

By: Gordon, Alexander

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Isbister & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92152

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth with decorative border head and foot. Corners bumped, a little scuffing, good+. A collection of Scottish "kailyard" stories after the manner of Barrie and Maclaren. View more info

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The Ipané (1899)

By: Graham, R. B. Cunninghame [Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86111

Condition: Good


"The Over-Seas Library". Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in red and green. Editor's introduction to the series on front endpapers. Spine a little dulled, some marks on corner of rear board, good. Graham's first collection of stories and sketches. View more info

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The Constable of France and Other Military Historiettes

By: Grant, James

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 01698

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1880. Late C19th binding tan leather over red marbled boards. gilt lettering a little dulled on spine, foxing and previous owner's impressed address stamp on front endpapers, good View more info

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An Innocent Impostor and Other Stories (1893)

By: Gray, Maxwell [ie Mary Gleed Tuttiet]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90047

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on bevelled boards, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Lightly marked on board edges, spine a little darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, good. A collection of quirky stories. In the title piece a man innocently goes to the wrong house, with romantic consequences; in the second a new bride is accidentally whisked away on a train with her former lover (leaving her husband on the platform). View more info

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The Better Yarn Being Some Chronicles of the Merrythought Club (1919)

By: Greening, Arthur

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2184

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1919]. Original beige cloth, lettered in red and illustrated in black. A few light marks, small hand-written name and address on slip of paper attached to front free endpaper, pages lightly tanned on edges, otherwise very good. A miscellany of stories and sketches. View more info

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Talis Qualis; or, Tales of the Jury Room (1842)

By: Griffin, Gerald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy: 1874

Seller ID: 04220

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Recently rebound in full royal blue leather, lettered in gilt on spine. A little foxing, very good. A collection of stories told by a group of jurors, obliged to spend the night together, locked in a jury-room, while deciding a verdict. The format (of stories told by a group of people in one location) was later much used for Christmas numbers of journals such as Household Words, Chambers's etc. View more info

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The Christian Physiologist and Other Tales (1830 as The Christian Physiologist, Tales Illustrative of the Five Senses)

By: Griffin, Gerald

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy: 1860

Seller ID: 88108

Condition: Good


Undated reprint [1860]. Frontispiece and illustrated title page. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine. Rubbed on spine ends, inner joint papers lightly cracked, bookplate on front pastedown, good. The "other Tales" are: A Night at Sea & Touch My Honour, Touch My Life. View more info

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Tales of a Government Official (1902)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89038

Condition: Very Good


Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, owner's signature (1905) at head of front board and (1907) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Griffiths was H. M. Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and had a lifelong interest in crime and criminology. The stories in this volume are based on his own experiences: "Moving episodes in town and country; gaol outbreaks, affrays, assaults; escapes... View more info