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I Like to Remember (1925)

By: Ridge, W. Pett [William Pett Ridge]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01005

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition (1925). Illustrated. Original blue cloth. Minimal wear: slight cracking to paper on rear inner joint (joint tight): very good. The reminiscences of a novelist and humourist. View more info

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The Private Life of Henry Maitland. A Record Dictated by J. H (1912)

By: Roberts, Morley

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson: 1923

Seller ID: 00832

Condition: Very Good


New and Revised Edition. Original blue cloth. Lightly scuffed, scattered foxing, otherwise very good. Roberts's fictionalised account of the life of his friend and fellow novelist, George Gissing. View more info

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Sala The Portrait of an Eminent Victorian by Ralph Straus

By: Sala, George Augustus] Straus, Ralph

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0025

Condition: Fair


Original blue cloth, lettered in silver. Splash marks on front board, lettering rubbed on spine. Dustwrapper has several small tears and chips. Fair/fair. View more info

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George Sand. Eminent Women Series

By: Sand, George] Bertha Thomas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: VN0169

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A little browning on endpapers, otherwise very good. View more info

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King-Errant (1912)

By: Steel, F. A. [Flora Annie Steel]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1912

Seller ID: 03353

Condition: Very Good


Two illustrations. Original pea-green cloth, blocked in black (gilt on spine). A few faint marks, otherwise a crisp, tight, bright copy: very good. The fictionalised biography of Babar, the sixteenth century Moghul Emperor of India. View more info

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Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906)

By: Stoker, Bram

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1917

Seller ID: 04145

Condition: Good


Revised and Cheaper Edition [First One-Volume Edition]. Illustrated. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Faintly sunned on spine and board edges, slight knock to one corner, tiny signature (1944) on front pastedown: otherwise a clean, tight, bright copy, good. Stoker was Irving's personal assistant, and also manager of Irving's theatre, The Lyceum, for over 25 years. A heavy item which will require additional postage. View more info

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America at Home Impressions of a Visit in War Time (1920)

By: Swan, Annie S. [Annie Shepherd Swan]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01387

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1920]. Original flecked blue grey cloth, lettered in red. Corners scuffed, otherwise very good. It appears that the title was changed after the book was printed: the running title on each page is "As Others See Her", but the British Library only holds the book under the title America At Home. An account, "touched by the real tenderness of affection", of the veteran author's visit to the USA during the First World War. View more info

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Missing Friends. Being the Adventures of a Danish Emigrant in Queensland (1871 - 1880) (1892)

By: Weitemeyer, Thorvald Peter Ludwig

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04323

Condition: Good


First Edition, The Adventure Series. 6 plates (including two fold-out double-page plates). Original blindstamped maroon-black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; green endpapers. Corners and spine tips rubbed, front free endpaper removed, good. Part of Unwin's Adventure Series that included both fictional and biographical adventure narratives. Weitemeyer's book is autobiography. View more info

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The Life of Paris (1900)

By: Whiteing, Richard

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1901

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 02237

Condition: Very Good


Late C19th binding in green cloth, leather title label on spine; patterned endpapers. Corners bumped, bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Todd [3481]. First/only issue. Half-title bound in. Non-fiction. A survey of contemporary Paris and Parisian life by the author The Yellow Van, The Island & Number 5 John Street. View more info