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French Women of Letters. Biographical Sketches (1862)

By: Kavanagh, Julia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1862

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 04099

Condition: Fair


Mid C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards, pinky-red leather title label on spine, pale blue endpapers. Corners rubbed, small loss of leather at head of spine and 3 cm crack to head of upper hinge, undated signature on half-title, fair. Todd [582a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in. View more info

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Plays and Puritans and Other Historical Essays (1873)

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN0073

Condition: Very Good


Works of Charles Kingsley in uniform binding. Original maroon cloth, Kingsley's initials within gilt ornament on front board. Foxing on endpapers, small hand-written number on spine (just below title), undated signature on front pastedown, very good. Essays by the author of The Water Babies, Hypatia etc. View more info

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The Good News of God Sermons

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN0074

Condition: Very Good


Works of Charles Kingsley in uniform binding. Original maroon cloth, Kingsley's initials within gilt ornament on front board. Foxing on endpapers, small hand-written number on spine (just below title), undated signature on front pastedown, very good. Sermons by the author of The Water Babies, Hypatia etc. View more info

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Prose Idylls Old and New (1873)

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN0075

Condition: Very Good


Works of Charles Kingsley in uniform binding. Original maroon cloth, Kingsley's initials within gilt ornament on front board. Foxing on endpapers, small hand-written number on spine (just below title), undated signature on front pastedown, very good. Essays by the author of The Water Babies, Hypatia etc. View more info

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Poems (18710)

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN0098

Condition: Very Good


Works of Charles Kingsley in uniform binding. Original maroon cloth, Kingsley's initials within gilt ornament on front board. Foxing on endpapers, small hand-written number on spine (just below title), undated signature on front pastedown, very good. Poetry by the author of The Water Babies, Hypatia etc. View more info

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A Bundle of Ballads By the Author of Guy Livingstone (1864)

By: Lawrence, G. A. [George Alfred Lawrence]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01879

Condition: Good


Original deep lilac cloth, framed and lettered in gilt. Small chips and splits to cloth on spine tips: new endpapers, good. NB; the author's name does not appear on the book. View more info

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Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General [First Series] (1864)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1864

Edition: First Edition, late Issue

Seller ID: VN1879

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, secondary issue, with "First Series" added on spine. Original green cloth with blindstamped frames on boards, scroll-lettering in gilt; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. Sadleir [1399], Wolff [4082]. Essays written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously. The first volume appeared on its own in 1864. Two further volumes (the "Second" & "Third" series) were iss... View more info

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The Disciple and Other Poems (1867)

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Strahan & Co: 1871

Seller ID: 89012

Condition: Good


Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume II.Undated, c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good. A collection of MacDonald's poems. View more info

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Violin Songs (1871)

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Strahan & Co: 1871

Seller ID: 89013

Condition: Good


Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume III. Undated, c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good. A collection of MacDonald's poems. Advertisement for fourth edition of Human Sadness (1864) by the Countess de Gasparin, tipped in to front endpapers. View more info

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From the Hills of Dreams, Threnodies, Songs and Later Poems (1907)

By: Macleod, Fiona [ie William Sharp]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1907

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 03203

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, with Celtic symbols and lettering in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, signature (1912) on front pastedown, very good. Collection of poetry. Incorporates items from From The Hills of Dreams (1896), but the majority of verses were here published in book form for the first time. View more info

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Seventeen Years at Sea (1893)

By: Manby, Jack [or John], writing as "An Old Salt"

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Skeffington & Son: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2217

Condition: Good


Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners and spine ends rubbed, some marks on boards, light foxing. Simple and prosaic account of Jack's various voyages around the world. Scarce. View more info

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The Children (1897)

By: Meynell, Alice

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 82055

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated title page in art-nouveau style; similar designs in gilt on front boards and spine. Original navy blue cloth. A little foxing, inscription (Xmas, 1896), very good. A collection of essays on aspects of childhood. View more info

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Gossip. Reprinted from Household Words (1859)

By: Morley, Henry

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2633

Condition: Fair


Original beige cloth, lettered and framed in black, with small red decorative squares on corners and at foot of spine. Split to cloth along lower hinge, repaired with gum; small splits to cloth on spine ends, signatures (1860/1895) on prelims, light foxing. A solid text block in a binding with some damage. A collection of papers, articles, poems etc, originally published in Dickens's journal Household Words. View more info

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Guesses at Truth. Ethical, Social, Political and Literary

By: Murray, David Christie ("Merlin" in The Referee)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01931

Condition: Fair


Ex-library in maroon library cloth; green endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of Murray. Shelf numbers in white and gilt on spine; pocket, traces of inserts, labels etc on front endpapers, occasional stamps for Ealing and Enfield libraries. Still a tight working/reading copy of a scarce title. A posthumous collection of essays on wide-ranging topics-- A Church for Agnostsics...Sanity and Suicide...Home Rule for India...Emile Zola...Are Other Worlds Inhabited? etc etc. View more info

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Royal Edinburgh. Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets (1890)

By: Oliphant, Mrs [Margaret Oliphant]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: VN0225

Condition: Good


Second Edition. Illustrated. Original dark green cloth, blocked in gilt; green endpapers. Extremities bumped and lightly scuffed, inscription (1891), good View more info

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Some Private Views Being Essays from The Nineteenth Century Review with Some Occasional Artiles from The Times (1881)

By: Payn, James

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2159

Condition: Good


Late C19th rebinding in crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. From the British Library Bolland Collection, with cancelled stamp on verso of title page. Spine sunned, otherwise a clean tight copy: good. View more info

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The "Idstone" Papers. A series of articles and desultory observations on spirit and things in general. By "Idstone" of "The Field.".

By: Pearce, Thomas ["Idstone"]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2585

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; cream endpapers. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, signature in pencil on title page, good+ View more info

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Lectures and Stories (1863)

By: Roy, George

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Glasgow, John S. Marr: 1868

Seller ID: 03805

Condition: Good


Second Edition. Mid C19th dark tan leather over brown cloth; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine. Light rubbing to extremities with small chips to spine ends, nameplate on front pastedown, good. In the Preface Roy states that the while the Lectures concerned his experiences in "the battle of life", the Stories "chief aim was amusement". The stories are Mrs McNab, Mrs Gallagher, The Stair-head Battle, Ordination in Marriage, Non-Interventi... View more info

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Pages from a Journal with Other Papers (1900)

By: Rutherford, Mark [ie William Hale White]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04307

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine very faintly sunned, a couple of light marks on front board, bookplate and signature on front pastedown, light browning on endpapers, very good. Rutherford/White published a series of largely autobiographical novels (The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford, The Revolution in Tanner's Lane, Miriam's Schooling). This, however, is a collection of essays. View more info

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The Savage Club Papers (1867 - 8)

By: Several Authors: Andrew Halliday (ed), T. W. Robinson, Tom Hood, W. S. Gilbert, Thomas Archer, Arthur Sketchley, George Manville Fenn, George Grossmith, Mortimer Collins, James Greenwood, G. A. Sala etc.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1869

Seller ID: 80063

Condition: Good


Complete Edition. Two volumes bound as one in original blindstamped lilac cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Illustrated. Spine and front board strongly sunned, corners lightly rubbed, oval stamp on recto of first frontispiece, good. Two miscellanies of short stories, and poetry with contributions from James HANNAY, Walter THORNBURY, T. W. ROBINSON, H. J. BYRON, E. L. BLANCHARD, Tom HOOD, Artemus WARD, Clement SCOTT, W. S. GILBERT, Arthur SKETCHLEY, John ... View more info