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Hostages to Fortune (1875)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: MT002

Condition: Very Good


Author's Edition. Undated (c1905). Original red cloth with art-nouveau decorations in black, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, otherwise a very clean, bright copy: very good. View more info

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Run to Earth (1867)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 88060

Condition: Good


Author's Edition. Undated (c1915). Original red cloth with art-nouveau decoration in black, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed and bumped, front inner joint paper cracked in centre, inscription (1915) on front free endpaper, otherwise good. One of Braddon's lurid working-class serial stories, repackaged for middle-class readers. View more info

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Beyond These Voices (1910)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1914

Seller ID: 88061

Condition: Very Good


7d Copyright Novels. Undated, (c1914). Frontispiece. Pocket edition in original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Leading edge of front board lightly sunned, otherwise very good. Scarce late Braddon novel: love, murder, guilt and religion. View more info

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The Doctor's Wife (1864)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1875

Seller ID: VN2404

Condition: Good


Undated yellowback edition, c1875. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine replaced with black cloth and printed label, later endpapers. Now a tight copy; good. Braddon's novel is adapted (in part) from Flaubert's Madame Bovary. View more info

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Wyllard's Weird (1885)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1885

Seller ID: 89006

Condition: Good


Stereotyped Edition. Undated, c1885. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, undated signature on front free endpaper, good+. Crime novel which starts dramatically with a woman's body being thrown from a train. View more info

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Ishmael (1884)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1885

Seller ID: 89046

Condition: Very Good


Stereotyped Edition [14885]. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, very good. Dated 6.85 at foot of final page. View more info

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Dead Love Has Chains (1907)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1913

Seller ID: 89081

Condition: Good


7d Copyright Novels. Undated, c1913. Frontispiece. Pocket edition in original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly marked on boards, light foxing, good. A short novel, originally called Conrad. View more info

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Strangers and Pilgrims (1873)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1874

Seller ID: VN2573

Condition: Very Good


Stereotyped Edition. Undated (c1874). Late C20th rebinding in dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. Some smudgy marks on title page, otherwise very good. View more info

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Like and Unlike (1887)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall etc: 1914

Seller ID: 90078

Condition: Good


Author's Edition. Undated, c1914. Original red cloth, with art-nouveau decorations and lettering in black. Spine sunned, a few foxing spots, good. The story of twin brothers -- one good, one bad. View more info

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Lost for Love (1874)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1874

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 90087

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes uniformly bound in brown leather over black-and-white mottled boards; dark green leather title labels on spines, integral silk bookmarks. Light scuffing, undated signatures and browning on endpapers, foxing and faint browning to text pages, very good. Todd [1451/52]. Unrecorded second issue, with 19 titles by Braddon listed on the verso of the half-title. A smart and attractive continental binding. View more info

The Fatal Three (1888)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall etc: 1891

Seller ID: VN2581

Condition: Very Good


Stereotyped Edition. Late C20th rebinding in dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. Very good. One of the finest of Braddon's sensation novels with a well-wrought plot. View more info

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The Master Detective. Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles (1922)

By: Brebner, Percy James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London., Robert Holden: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2227

Condition: Very Good


Later issue of first UK edition (1922); title page is a cancel and the publisher's name has changed from Holden & Hardingham to Robert Holden. Original red cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks, very good. Second collection of detective stories featuring the intuitive professor Christoper Quarles and his grand-daughter Zena View more info

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God and the Man (1881)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: VN1583

Condition: Good


New Edition. Late C19th beige cloth with red leather title label on spine, green leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine and board edges darkened, otherwise good. "A study of the vanity and folly of individual Hate" (author's note). View more info

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God and the Man (1881)

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Seller ID: 04184

Condition: Good


New Edition, Piccadilly Novel. Illustrated by Fred Barnard. Original royal blue cloth, elaborately blocked in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; brown-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine a little darkened, tiny chips on spine tips, signature (1889) on front pastedown, foxing spots throughout, good. "A study of the vanity and folly of individual Hate" (author's note). Publisher's catalogue dated April 1888 bound in at end. View more info

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A Double Scoop (1924)

By: Cable, Boyd [ie Ernest Andrew Ewart]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04116

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1924]. Publisher's remainder binding: maroon cloth, with blindstamped borders on boards, and art-nouveau flower designs on spine, lettered in gilt. Lettering on spine oxidised, otherwise very good. Semi-humorous crime novel (listed in Hubin). Chuck Summers pursues clues to the disappearance of William Goodenough, through Australa and the Far East. Cable/Ewart wrote two crime novels and a collection of short stories (his best known works relate his... View more info

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Prisoners (Fast Bound in Misery and Iron) (1906)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN1849

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint in 7d Copyright series (c1910). Spine sunned and cloth marked; lacks front free endpaper, fair. A reading copy. View more info

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Prisoners (Fast Bound in Misery and Iron) (1906)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1910

Seller ID: VN1854

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint in 7d Copyright series (c1910). Spine faintly sunned, inscription (1911) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good View more info

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The Danvers Jewels (1887)

By: Cholmondeley, Mary

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90002

Condition: Good


First Edition. Late C19th green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends scuffed, light marks on boards, good. Originally issued in blue-grey card wrappers (Topp VIII, p.296), this has been rebound in binder's cloth. Both Sadleir's and Wolff's copies were similarly rebound. Cholmondeley's first novel: given its original ephemeral format, quite a rare survivor. A mystery story involving the theft of a bag of jewels. View more info

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The Two Strange Men (1924)

By: Clouston, J. [Joseph] Storer

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Nash & Grayson: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00022

Condition: Good


Original orange cloth. Corners lightly rubbed, Light marks on front board, light sunning at top of spine, good+. Crime novel. View more info

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Man and Wife (1870)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1990

Seller ID: VN0404

Condition: Good


Original illustrated yellow card wrappers. An unread copy: no creasing to spine. paper faintly tanned on page edges, otherwise a good copy View more info