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Image for Evenings at Home; or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons (1792 - 96)

Evenings at Home; or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons (1792 - 96)

By: Aikin, John & Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1805

Seller ID: 92049

Condition: Good


Sixth Edition. Six volumes bound as three in early C19th crimson cloth over marbled boards. Leather lightly scuffed, boards grazed with some edgewear, loss of paper on leading edge of front board and inscriptions (1818) on front endpapers of first double volume, good. Stories, fables and dialogues purportedy written by Mr & Mrs Fairborne and their friends to amuse the younger members of the household. View more info

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Something to Do

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Tyler: 1873

Seller ID: 02799

Condition: Good


The Lily Series. Undated, possibly the first edition of 1873 (The first British edition was undated). Rebound in green binder's cloth. A little foxing, good View more info

Image for Red Rose and White Relating the Experiences of Ralph Mortimer, Son of a Knightly House, during the Stirring Times of Richard the Third of England (1901)

Red Rose and White Relating the Experiences of Ralph Mortimer, Son of a Knightly House, during the Stirring Times of Richard the Third of England (1901)

By: Armitage, Alfred

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Shaw: 1911

Seller ID: VN0877

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1911. original green cloth, oval picture on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Paper lightly browned throughout, prize plate (1911) on front pastedown, , small tear to cloth at foot of spine, fair/good. Historical novel for children. View more info

Image for Ballantyne's Miscellany: Away in the Wilderness or Life Among the Red Indians and Fur-Traders of North America (1863)

Ballantyne's Miscellany: Away in the Wilderness or Life Among the Red Indians and Fur-Traders of North America (1863)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1884

Seller ID: 93050

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for Ballantyne's Miscellany: Fighting the Whales; or, Doings and Dangers on a Fishing Cruise (1863)

Ballantyne's Miscellany: Fighting the Whales; or, Doings and Dangers on a Fishing Cruise (1863)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1886

Seller ID: 93051

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for Ballantyne's Miscellany: The Story of the Rock; or, Building on the Eddystone (1875)

Ballantyne's Miscellany: The Story of the Rock; or, Building on the Eddystone (1875)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1884

Seller ID: 93052

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

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Ribbon Stories (1872)

By: Barker, Lady [ie Mary Anne Barker]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 80024

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated [1880]. Illustrated. Original green cloth, ruled and lettered in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks on boards, a little foxing, gift inscription (1882) on recto of frontispiece, good. A collection of stories, invented by a lonely little girl. View more info

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The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill (1928)

By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02035

Condition: Good


Colour frontispiece by the author. Original red cloth spine (lettered in gilt) with grey boards. Speckling (ie light foxing) on boards, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good. Original undecorated grey wrapper, lettered in red. Lightly browned on edges, good. View more info

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Don't Tell; or, Mistaken Kindness (1858)

By: Bennett, Mrs [Mary]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Henry Lea: 1875

Seller ID: 02068

Condition: Good


Undated copy (c1875). Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Lacks 1 (of 4) illustrations, light stain on lower part of frontispiece, inscription (1875) on front free endpaper, good. A children's story by the author of The Cottage Girl. View more info

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The Fen Robbers

By: Bevan, Tom

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1909

Seller ID: VN1217

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1909. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Lightly scuffed, otherwise good. View more info

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The Christmas Hirelings (1894) & Fifty Years of Novel Writing: Miss Braddon at Home

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] & Clive Holland. Edited, with an Introduction by Katherine Mattacks

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2001

Seller ID: VN2884

Condition: Good


Original white card wrapper. Minimal signs of wear, a few faint marks, good+ View more info

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Lame Felix, A Book for Boys. Full of Proverb and Story (1872)

By: Bruce, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William P. Nimmo: 1877

Seller ID: VN2786

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Frontispiece. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, Sunday School Prize plate (1877) on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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Mabel Trevor; or, The Pearl Necklace (1853)

By: Burbury, Mrs E. J

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Darton & Co.: 1863

Seller ID: 04317

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1863. Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Inscription (1863) on front free endpaper, minimal foxing, otherwise a crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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Cola Monti or The Story of a Genius (1849)

By: Craik, Mrs [ie Dinah Craik, "author of John Halifax, Gentleman"]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, S. W. Partridge: 1899

Seller ID: 03816

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1899. Four illustrations. Original illustrated scarlet cloth. Paper lightly browned on edges throughout, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. A book for boys, telling the story of Niccolo Fiorentino del Monti, son of an Italian father and English mother, and his rise to prosperity. View more info

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Dame Joan of Pevensey. A Sussex Tale (1908)

By: Crake, E. E. [Edward Ebenezer Crake]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Sheldon Press: 1910

Seller ID: VN0880

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1910. A novel set in Sussex around 1390. Original illustrated cloth. Board rather grazed and dulled, otherwise good. Historical novel for children View more info

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Sweethearts at Home (1912)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1914

Seller ID: VN0406

Condition: Good


Second Edition, undated, c1914. 4 illustrations each tipped in on card leaf. Original light blue cloth, decorated in gilt. Corners bumped, undated signature on front free endpaper, lightly sunned on spine, good. View more info

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Sweetheart Travellers (1895)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Gardner, Darnton & Co.: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2650

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original decorated grey-green cloth; green endpapers; top edge gilt. Corners and spine ends rubbed/worn, foxing, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, good View more info

Image for The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion with Those of General Napoleon Smith. An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Booys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Littel Boys, Cow Boys and Tom-Boys (1897)

The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion with Those of General Napoleon Smith. An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Booys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Littel Boys, Cow Boys and Tom-Boys (1897)

By: Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Gardner, Darnton & Co.: 1897

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2651

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original decorated grey-green cloth; green endpapers; top edge gilt. Light scuffing, foxing, undated signature on half-title, good+ View more info

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Mr Mygale's Hobby. A Story About Spiders (1889)

By: Dale, Darley [ie Francesca Maria Steele]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 1889

Seller ID: VN2695

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt; grey and white patterned endpapers. Light scuffing, Sunday School prize inscription (1890) on verso of front free endpaper, a few foxing spots, very good. A nice, bright, tight copy. View more info

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The Unlucky Family A Book for Children (1907)

By: De La Pasture, Mrs Henry [ie Elizabeth De La Pasture]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89142

Condition: Good


Illustrated by E. T. Reed. Original royal blue cloth, framed and decorated in gilt on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, (later) blue endpapers; top edge gilt. Small nicks and chips on spine ends, undated gift inscription on front free endpaper, good. A satirical portrait of a Victorian family. View more info