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Social Vicissitudes (1886)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1887

Seller ID: 80112

Condition: Very Good


Yellowback, New Edition. Undated, c1887. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Small nick at head of spine, two light creases along spine, insription (1887) on front pastedown: a bright, tight copy: very good. Philips's first collection of short fiction: 34 short stories. Scarce. View more info

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Sybil Ross's Marriage: The Romance of an Inexperienced Girl (1890)

By: Philips, F. C. [Francis Charles Philips] & C. J. Wills [Charles James Wills]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1890

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 80113

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Usual rubbing to paper on extremities and spine ends, otherwise a tight solid copy: good. F. C. Philips wrote numerous novels and short story collections by himself but also in collaboration with other novelists, including 4 with C. J. Wills. View more info

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True Tilda

By: Q [ie Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1910

Seller ID: VN1310

Condition: Good


Pocket edition: Nelson's Library. Undated, c1910. Frontispiece. Original red cloth. A couple of spots on boards, one tiny hole rubbed on upper hinge, partially erased inscription on front free endpaper, bookplate on front pastedown, good. View more info

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Lady Good-for-Nothing. A Man's Portrait of a Woman

By: Q [ie Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1910

Seller ID: VN1327

Condition: Good


Pocket edition: Nelson's Library. Undated, c1910. Frontispiece. Original red cloth. Paper lightly browned, bookplate on front pastedown, good. View more info

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Take Care Whom You Trust (1872)

By: Reade, Compton

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 86099

Condition: Good


New Edition, yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Usual light rubbing to paper on edges, hinges and spine ends, but front board is bright, contents clean and tight: good. Compton was Charles Reade's nephew. Like his uncle he wrote in the sensational mode: but of the clergy, their money wants, blackmail, gambling etc. "Devilish," exclaimed honest Mr. Gubbins. "My dear sir, in future put not your trust in parsons". Originally serialised in T... View more info

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The Supreme Test

By: Reynolds, Mrs Baillie [G. M. Robins]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1914

Seller ID: VN0464

Condition: Very Good


7d Copyright Novels (pocket edition). Undated (c1914). Frontispiece. Original pink/red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly sunned, small nick to cloth on spine, otherwise very good. View more info

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Misery Junction and Other Stage Stories (1889)

By: Richard-Henry [ie Richard Butler & Henry Chance Newton]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John P. Fuller: 1890

Seller ID: 86053

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Undated, probably c 1890. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners rubbed, several large chips to paper on spine, otherwise good. COPAC records various copies, with attributed dates of 1889, 1890 and 1895. There is no indication of date or edition status in this copy. A collection of stories about the stage and the world of the Victorian theatre. View more info

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Barbara Dering

By: Rives, Amelie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1894

Seller ID: VN2014

Condition: Good


Yellowback. Original pictorial paper covered boards, Usual edgewear, inner joints lightly cracked, lower hinge neatly repaired/reinforced: good. Originally published in the U. S. A.: British editions are scarce. View more info

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Mademoiselle Mori, A Tale of Modern Rome

By: Roberts, Margaret

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1862

Seller ID: 01846

Condition: Good


The original heavily damaged binding has been removed and replaced with simple card wrappers (see photo). Text block clean and tight. A reading/rebinding copy of a scarce title. Note: this is an original C19th volume, NOT a modern reprint or facsimile reproduction. Todd [616a/617b]. First & second issues. Series half-titles bound in. View more info

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Jennie Grey; or, A Woman's Vengeance

By: Ross, Miriam

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks: 1875

Seller ID: 87151

Condition: Good


Eight illustrations by F. Gilbert. In modern card wrapper. Good. Undated, c1875. Short sensational romance, probably originally serialised in Dicks's Bow Bells magazine. View more info

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After Many Years

By: Ross, Miriam

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks: 1875

Seller ID: 87152

Condition: Good


Thirteen illustrations by R. Huttula. In modern card wrapper. Good. Undated, c1875. Short sensational romance, probably originally serialised in Dicks's Bow Bells magazine. View more info

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The Chequers: Being the Natural History of a Public-House Set Forth in a Loafer's Diary (1888)

By: Runciman, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89045

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1888]. Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners rubbed, otherwise showing relatively little wear on boards, front free endpaper removed: a clean bright tight copy, good. Topp [VIII, p.327]. Publisher's catalogue dated March 1888 bound in at end. Tales of drinking and drinkers , "the sad work that goes on in a boozing-place". View more info

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A Strange Elopement

By: Russell, W. Clark [William Clark Russell]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1909

Seller ID: VN0175

Condition: Good


Macmillan's Sevenpenny Series. Pocket edition in pale blue cloth. Frontispiece. Small areas of worm damage on rear board, otherwise good. View more info

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A Daughter of Judas A Tale of New York City Fin-de-Siécle Life (1894)

By: Savage, Colonel Richard Henry

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: SP018

Condition: Good


First English Edition, Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Paper worn along hinges, a little rubbing on edges, front inner joint cracked/repaired, paper lightly browned throughout, signature (1900) on half-title page, good. Savage -- an American soldier and adventurer -- wrote some forty novels in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, many of which were issued directly as yellowbacks in their English editions. View more info

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A Daughter of Judas A Tale of New York City Fin-de-Siécle Life (1894)

By: Savage, Colonel Richard Henry

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: SP012

Condition: Good


First English Edition, Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Paper worn along hinges, worn and nicked on spine ends, boards grazed, inner joint papers cracked, paper lightly browned throughout, fair/ good. Savage -- an American soldier and adventurer -- wrote some forty novels in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, many of which were issued directly as yellowbacks in their English editions. View more info

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His Cuban Sweetheart (1895)

By: Savage, Colonel Richard Henry & Mrs Archibald Clavering Gunter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: SP022

Condition: Poor


Undated yellowback edition ("Copyright"), c1895. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Spine detached from rear board, inner joints cracked and chipped. Generally a well worn and damaged binding, but the text block is tight. Although generally a poor copy, could be rebound and at present makes a reading copy of a scarce title. View more info

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My Official Wife (1891)

By: Savage, Richard Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: SP016

Condition: Good


Sixth Edition, Yellowback. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed on edges and spine ends, small loss of paper towards foot of front hinge, a few specks on boards, good. Savage's best-known book View more info

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The Passing Show (1893)

By: Savage, Richard Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: SP017

Condition: Good


Copyright, Yellowback. Undated, 1894. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Front board grazed, corners and hinges rubbed, page edges faintly tanned, good. A collection of short stories: Against the Odds, Finding an American, Exit Dick Fisher, An American Lady's Night Ride in St Petersburg, What Broke Major Conrad's Heart, How Billy Hitchins Went Home, The Lost Blue Jacket. View more info

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Dream Life and Real Life A Little African Story (1893)

By: Schreiner, Olive (writing as "Ralph Iron")

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0758

Condition: Poor


Pseudonym Library, Volume 32. Paperback issue. Original yellow paper wrappers. Paper sunned to brown, and heavily chipped along edges and spine; front cover re-attached with tape. A fragile, ephemeral item, in poor/fair condition. With all faults. View more info

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The Confounding of Camelia (1899)

By: Sedgwick, Anne Douglas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1913

Seller ID: 03588

Condition: Good


Sevenpenny Library. Undated [1913] pocket edition in original pale blue cloth. Frontispiece. Paper faintly browned, a few light marks, good+ View more info