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Tales of a Government Official (1902)

By: Griffiths, Major Arthur

Price: £25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89120

Condition: Fair


Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Board edges speckled, small holed on spine, bookplate on front board: fair to 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 that have succeeded or failed; sente... View more info

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Tales for the Marines (1855)

By: Gringo, Harry [ie Lieutenant Henry Augustus Wise]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Ward and Lock: 1855

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 00847

Condition: Good


First British Edition. Mid C19th black leather and grey marbled boards. Boards grazed, extremities rubbed, some soiling and brown spotting throughout; bookplate of Cooper's West End Circulating Library, Reading, on front pastedown and Cooper's Library in gilt at foot of spine, good. Tales of naval derring-do told by a Lieutenant to his young nephew. First published in Boston, Mass. in 1855. This edition was issued as a yellowback : see Sadleir [3639]. View more info

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Dead Certainties (1902)

By: Gubbins, Nathaniel

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1905

Seller ID: 89139

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards.Worn on spine ends and a lttle on hinges, otherwise a tight copy, good+. Stories of sports, horses and dodgy doings. View more info

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Tales from the Terrace, Being a Westminster Week's Entertainment by An Old Parliamentary Hand (1896)

By: Guinee, W. B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Downey & Co: 1898

Seller ID: VN2489

Condition: Good


Undated "New Edition", c1898. Original wavy-grained mustard cloth, lettered in gilt. Front board speckled, rear board more marked with line across middle; internally clean and tight, good. The author's name appears only on the binding, not on the title page. Guinee had written a three-decker novel -- Talbot's Folly, 1882 -- and this appears to be his only other identifiable work of fiction. Short stories -- largely humorous -- dealings with the workings of the Br... View more info

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Alice Stanley and Other Stories (1868)

By: Hall, Mrs S. C. [ie Anna Maria Hall]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1868

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04247

Condition: Good


"With Fine Steel Engravings". Original lilac cloth on bevelled boards with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Spine sunned with ancient repair to tips, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), gift inscription (1869) on front free endpaper, good. Nine stories: Alice Stanley, The Fisherman, The Soldier's Wife, Seven and Seventeen, The Rose of Fennock Dale, The Anxious Wife, We'll See About It, The Story of Edwin the Exile of Deira. View more info

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The Mountain Daisy and Other Stories (1866)

By: Hall, Mrs S. C. [ie Anna Maria Hall]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1866

Seller ID: 89047

Condition: Near Fine


Unspecified but probably second issue. Illustrated. Original dark green cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt decorations on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, cream endpapers. Gift inscription (1866) on front free endpaper, minimal foxing, near fine. A collection of ten short stories, which had originally appeared in periodicals: The Mountain Daisy, The Fisherman, The Rose of Fennock Dale, The Soldier's Wife, The Story of Elwin, Annie Leslie, We'l... View more info

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Tales of the Irish Peasantry (1840)

By: Hall, Mrs S. C. [ie Anna Maria Hall]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers: 1850

Seller ID: 89128

Condition: Good


Mid C19th rebinding in tan leather over green beaded cloth; maroon title label on spine. A little rubbed on spine ends and corner pieces, tiny chip at head of spine, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, good. View more info

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In Varying Moods. Short Stories (1894)

By: Harrden, Beatrice

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh/London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91099

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, light foxing, very good. One of Harraden's most successful books, running through several editions in the first year. View more info

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Unpath's Waters (1913)

By: Harris, Frank

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0508

Condition: Good


Original green cloth. A few light marks on boards, tiny hole rubbed on upper hing, otherwise good. Collection of nine short stories: The Miracle of the Stigmata, The Holy Man, The King of the Jews, The Irony of Chance, An English Aunt, Mr Jacob's Philiosophy, The Ring, The Spider and the Fly, The magic Glasses. View more info

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On the Wings of Occasions

By: Harris, Joel Chandler

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1900

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN1243

Condition: Good


Five short stories by the author of Uncle Remus. Original pale blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Partial ring mark on front board, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Auld Acquaintance (1904)

By: Harris, Richard, Q. C

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2693

Condition: Good


Original beige cloth with figure of barrister in black and red lettering on front board; framed and lettered in red and black on spine. Board edges and spine a little grubby, undated signature on title page, good+. "The tales in this volume are...the real reminiscences of a family...All the characters in this volume were real; the people are not fictitious, but lived, and were either known to or known of by the writer" (Author's Preface). View more info

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Danovitch and Other Stories (1895)

By: Harris, W. B. [Walter Burton Harris]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90013

Condition: Good


Original olive green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly marked on front board, traces of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, otherwise good. Harris spent much of his life in Morocco, but also travelled widely across Africa and the Middle East, producing a series of well-regarded travel books (The Land of the African Sultan, A Journey Through the Yemen, Morocco That Was etc). This is a collection of stories with settings in Russia, Egypt, Spai... View more info

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Flip and Other Stories (1882)

By: Harte, Bret

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Seller ID: VN0099

Condition: Good


New Edition. Original fine-ribbed navy blue cloth. Lightly damp-marked on leading edges of boards, signature (1922) on front free endpaper, good. 3 short stories/novelettes. View more info

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A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's Etc (1894)

By: Harte, Bret

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1894

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 00762

Condition: Good


Late C19th blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. Todd [2974a]. First issue: series half title bound in. A collection of 6 short stories View more info

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Don't Worry! (1896)

By: Hastings, Rev. Fredk [Frederick Hastings]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2485

Condition: Very Good


Original illustrated grey cloth; leaf-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, some foxing, signature (1901) on front free endpaper, very good. A collection of stories about life's problems, worries and depression. Scarce. View more info

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Brenda Yorke and Other Tales

By: Hay, Mary Cecil

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, R. E. King: 1900

Seller ID: VN2040

Condition: Good


Undated reprint. Original purple cloth, title blindstamped on front board, in silver on spine. Spine lettering rubbed, paper tanned throughout, inner joints cracking. A scarce collection of short stories, domestic and sensational. View more info

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More Tabloid Tales (1914)

By: Heilgers, Louise

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2388

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1914]. Original illustrated card wrapper. Frontispiece photograph of author. Corners turned, card lightly soiled, spine lettering faded, small chips to card on spine ends, good. With a a short preface by Horatio Bottomley: "[Louise Heilgers] is unique -- facile princeps -- the ne plus ultra of the storyette world". View more info

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Studies in Style (1900)

By: Helm, W. H. [William Henry Helm]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2431

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Corner scuffed, light grazing, a few light marks, a few foxing spots, good++. A series of brief parodies of fashionable styles in fiction and fashionable authors. The stories and targets include: The Vengeance of Vanilla (Marie Corelli), Ella's Mistake (improving fiction for girl readers), Rotundity (Emile Zola), The Botolph Lane Forgery (crime fiction), Uchgtred of the Iron Hoof (S. R. Crockett), A Fatal Sin (shilli... View more info

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Told in the Verandah: Passages in the Life of Colonel Bowlong, Set Down by His Adjutant (1892)

By: Heming, Lieut-Col Dempster

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Bullen: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85113

Condition: Good


Original green cloth with illustration in black on front board, dark green endpapers. Edges scuffed, small octagonal red label ("Day's Library") on front board, faint trace of removed labels on front endpapers, foxing spots, otherwise good. 14 Indian "tall" stories, all but one reprinted from the Madras Mail. Several are crime stories. Published anonymously, but various sources suggest that the author was a Lieut. Col. Dempster Heming. The author produced... View more info

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The Roll Call and Other Stories (1891)

By: Henry, Lucy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Digby, Long & Co.: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2464

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1891]. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and silver; dark brown endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, but heavily chipped at either end (see photograph), inner joint papers, lightly cracked, signature on title page, fair/good. A collection of short stories. Presumably a family copy as the signature reads Fred W. Henry. View more info