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The Silver King's Vengeance and Other Stories (1907)

By: Herman, Henry

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Digby, Long & Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85022

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some spots to cloth along spine edge of rear board, foxing, good. Posthumous collection of nine short stories, many with American settings, reflecting Herman's own time in the U. S. A. View more info

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Fond Adventures. Tales of the Youth of the World (1905)

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02640

Condition: Near Fine


Original blue cloth, with repeated pattern of blindstamped hearts. Minimal scuffing, otherwise a very bright, crisp copy, near fine. Contains 4 stories: The Heart's Key, Brazenhead the Great, Buondelmonte's Saga & The Love Chase. View more info

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Fond Adventures. Tales of the Youth of the World (1905)

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0621

Condition: Near Fine


Original blue cloth, with repeated pattern of blindstamped hearts. Minimal scuffing, otherwise very good. Contains 4 stories: The Heart's Key, Brazenhead the Great, Buondelmonte's Saga & The Love Chase. View more info

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A Handful of Trumps (1898)

By: Hewson, J. James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2569

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered in black & gilt. A few faint marks, otherwise very good. A miscellaneous collection of stories, mainly humorous. Hewson was principally a man of the theatre, and wrote a number of plays and pantomimes in the decades spanning the turn of the twentieth century. View more info

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My Desert Friend and Other Stories (1931)

By: Hichens, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01401

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth. Lightly sunned on spine, with faint water mark at head, a little light foxing, otherwise good. Scarce collection of stories: My Desert Friend, The Under-Man, The Surgeon's Story, Dreams Fade, Prescott-Smith's Victim & Little Marguerite. View more info

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The Black Spaniel and Other Stories (1905)

By: Hichens, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89134

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little sunned, a few faint marks, some foxing spots, undated signature on front free endpaper, good+. Collection of 12 short stories, including 4 with supernatural themes: The Black Spaniel, The Desert Drum, The Princess and the Jewel Doctor, The Figure in the Mirage. The title piece concerns a man who tortures his pet spaniel and is (or may be) reincarnated in spaniel form. View more info

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Byeways (1898)

By: Hichens, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90049

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, light marking on boards, corners scuffed, a few foxing spots, good. Publisher's catalogue dated September 1897 bound in at end. A collection of short stories including two with supernatural/horror themes: The Charmer of Snakes & A Tribute of Souls (the latter being written in conjunction with Lord Frederic Hamilton). View more info

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Gräfin Rinsky and Other Stories (1892)

By: Hilarion [ie Campbell Mackellar]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Eden, Remington & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90028

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Knock (with small tear) to side of spine, a little rubbing on spine tips to cloth on spine, fair/good. McKellar was an Australian writer (born in Hamilton, Victoria in 1859) who appears to have settled in England. Gräfin Rinsky is a sensational short novel: the other stories are: That American Girl & The Green Hills Far Away. Listed in Hubin. Also issued in red cloth View more info

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Beacon Fires. War Stories of the Coast (1897)

By: Hill, Headon [ie Francis Grainger]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85114

Condition: Very Good


Original illustrated green cloth, lettered in red, black and gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, foxing spots on early pages, tear to edge of blank prelim, otherwise very good. Tales of the Kentish coast during the Napoleonic Wars. View more info

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The Strange Cases of Mason Brant (1916)

By: Hopkins, Nevill Monroe

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2329

Condition: Very Good


Four illustrations in colour. Variant binding: original red cloth lettered in white (other copies have white lines on front board and a gun in white on the spine). Spine sunned, some light foxing, very good. Three detective stories: the first set in London, the second two in America. Uncommon View more info

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The Cloak of Friendship (1905)

By: Housman, Laurence

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02545

Condition: Very Good


Original green-brown cloth, blocked in gilt. Light scuffing, scattered foxing throughout, trace of removed label on front board, otherwise very good. 7 short stories: The Cloak of Friendship, Little Saint Michael, Damien the Worshipper, The House of Rimmon, The Troubling of the Waters, The Love-Child, The Staff of Life. View more info

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Take One at Night (1919)

By: Howard, Keble [ie John Keble Bell]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Skeffington & Son: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2336

Condition: Good


Original pale blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine a little sunned, light stain on corner of front free endpaper and following blank page, endpapers browned, good+. A collection of mostly humorous short stories in three sections: For Married People, For Sentimental People & For Sleepy People. Scarce View more info

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A Treasury of New Favourite Tales for Young People (1861)

By: Howitt, Mary

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00848

Condition: Good


First Edition, no date [1861]. Illustrated by Palmer and Coleman. Mid C19th black leather with blue and red marbled boards. Spine gummed to text-block: consequently creases upon opening. Edges rubbed and boards grazed; light spotting/foxing throughout; bookplate of Cooper's West End Circulating Library, Reading, on front pastedown, Cooper's Library at foot of spine, good. Contains 2 stories by Mary Howitt: The Lords of Wyven & The Little Peacemaker, and a further 12 stor... View more info

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Studies for Stories from Girls' Lives (1864)

By: Ingelow, Jean

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Wells Gardner, Darnton & Co: 1889

Seller ID: 03843

Condition: Very Good


First Thus. Frontispiece. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt, blue and black; grey endpapers. Corners scuffed, spine faintly sunned, very good. A collection of novelettes. Originally published as a two-decker by Strahan in 1864. Wells Gardner reissued the book in 1889 and reprinted in again in 1902 View more info

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"£50,000 and Other Stories" (1902)

By: Jackson, J. Dodd [James Dodd Jackson]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86061

Condition: Good


"Popular Stories No XVI". Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Paper lightly tanned throughout, hand-typed prize plate on front free endpaper, good. Crime and other stories. View more info

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Tales of My Own Country (1922)

By: Jacob, Violet

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86059

Condition: Good


Original red cloth with decorative framing in black on front boards and spine, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, gilt oxidised on spine, moderate foxing/spotting on early pages, otherwise very good. Eleven short stories with Scottish settings. View more info

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Night Watches (1914)

By: Jacobs, W. W. [William Wymark Jacobs]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1916

Seller ID: VN0525

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1916. Original illustrated pale blue cloth. Lightly bumped, a few foxing spots, good. View more info

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The Roll of Drums (1880)

By: Jephson, R[ichard] Mounteney

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 03458

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1890. Frontispiece. Original two-tone cloth: navy-blue spine lettered in gilt, with maroon boards; monogrammed endpapers. Light sunning, light scuffing, otherwise very good. "These stories are essentially military" (Author's Preface). 6 short stories: The Roll of the Drum, A Race for a Life, A Rough Cruise in Smooth Waters, The Adjutant's Story, Taming a Tiger & Our Travellers' Bungalow. View more info

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The Popular Tales

By: Jerrold, Douglas

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Glasgow/London, Thomas D. Morrison/Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 01638

Condition: Very Good


Third Edition, no date (c1900). Frontispiece. Original royal blue cloth, blocked in gilt on spine. Paper browned on edges, minor scuffing, otherwise very good. Contains: Joe Pippins; The Manager's Pig; The Mayor of Hole-Cum-Corner; The Tapestry Weaver of Beauvais; The Metaphysician and the Maid; Jack Runnymede; The Romance of the Keyhole; Adam Buff; The Preacher Parrot; Matthew Clear; Kind Cousin Tom; John Applejohn; My Husband's Winnings; The Lives of Smith, Brown, Jone... View more info

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Cakes and Ale (1842)

By: Jerrold, Douglas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury & Evans: 1852

Seller ID: 02513

Condition: Very Good


Volume 4 in the Collected Works of Douglas Jerrold. C19th red leather over red marbled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; red marbled endpapers. Paper rubbed on board edges, a little light foxing, very good. View more info