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Alethea: At the Parting of the Ways (1896)

By: Dennehy, The Venerable Henry Edward

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Burnes & Oates: 1897

Seller ID: 02216

Condition: Good


"New Edition Two Volumes in One": undated [1896/7]. The first edition in two (separate) volumes, bound together. The volumes are separately paginated; the title page to the first volume is a cancel, the title page to the second has been removed leaving a stub. Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green. Corners rubbed, light soiling, endpapers replaced, good. A remaindered re-issue of the first edition. A novel of religion and religious history: the story opens in Constantinople in 858 AD. Dennehy was Archdeacon of Cloyne in County Cork. View more info

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Tales of Fashionable Life (1809)

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1809

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 82033

Condition: Good


Third Edition in Three Volumes. Later C19th brown binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Spine ends rubbed and nicked, a little foxing, good. Contains two novels and three short stories: Ennui, Almeria, Madame Fleury, The Dun & Manoeuvring. A second series of the Tales appeared in 1812. A 3-volume set which may require additional postage outside the U. K. View more info

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Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons (1822)

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, R. Hunter etc: 1825

Seller ID: 93064

Condition: Fair


Second Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th green leather over green marbled boards. Spines gummed to text blocks. Edges rubbed, small losses to spine ends, longitudinal crack to leather on spine of volume I, foxing; otherwise a tight set, fair. View more info

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Beauty Talbot (1870)

By: Fitzgerald, Percy

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1870

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90037

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original blue cloth, with blindstamped designs on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Condition varies. Volume I has a heavy circular ring mark on front boards which has discoloured and wrinkled the cloth: the front free endpaper has been removed, thus only fair/poor. Volume II is scuffed on corners and have some cracking to inner joint papers, but are otherwise clean and tight, thus good/very good. Volume III as volume II but with some cracking to cloth on front hinge and cracking to paper on inner joints, fair. As with the copies held by Sadleir [876] & Wolf... View more info

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The Entail; or, The Lairds of Grippy (1823)

By: Galt, John

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, William Blackwood & T. Cadell: 1823

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93118

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in mid-C19th dark green leather over mustard-yellow marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spines. Lightly scuffed, a little scattered foxing, owner's initials on title pages: a tight set, very good. Wolff [2391] in original boards. This copy only has the half-title in volume II. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Lil Lorimer (1885)

By: Gift, Theo [ie Dorothy Boulger née Havers]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1885

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93089

Condition: Good


Three volumes uniformly bound in blue leather over purple cloth covered boards; lettered in gilt on spines. "South African Library" at the foot of each spine, handwritten numbers (including date: 5th June 1885) on pastedowns and versos of title pages, backstrip gummed to text blocks with consequent creasing; board edges lightly sunned, light foxing, otherwise a fair to good set. Wolff [605] in original cloth. The novel is partly set in Montevideo, Uruguay, on the continent where Havers spent her own childhood. A heavy set which will require additional postage. View more info

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The Spiritual Quixote: Or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffrey Wildgoose. A Comic Romance (1773)

By: Graves, Richard [& Mrs Barbauld]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. C. & J. Rivington etc: 1810

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 92089

Condition: Good


The British Novelists with an Essay; and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical by Mrs Barbauld, Volumes XXXII & XXXIII. Two volumes in mid C19th green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spines; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Paper rubbed on board edges, name stamp on title pages, good. View more info

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Lady Merton: A Tale of the Eternal City (1891)

By: Heywood, J. C. [Joseph Converse Heywood]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London & New York, Burns & Oates: 1891

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 87076

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1891]. Two volumes in original crimson cloth ruled and lettered in gilt on boards and spines; brown-and-white flower patterned endpapers. Several light damp spots on leading edges of boards, otherwise a tight set, good. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [iv] + 300 pp; II - [iv] + 300 pp. A novel which combines romance with questions of (Catholic) theology and church governance. Heywood was American by birth, but this novel's title character is English, and the novel was published in London rather than New York, in the still (just) fashionable multi-volume format. A heavy set w... View more info

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Hiram Gregg (1881)

By: Hirst, J. Crowther [Joseph Crowther Hirst]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1881

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 80079

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original grey cloth, ruled in black at head/foot of boards and spine, lettered in black on boards, in gilt on spine; dark grey-green flower-patterned endpapers. Internally all three volumes very clean and tight. All three volumes lightly sunned on spine and with light dampstaining on fore-edges on each board: a good set. Wolff [3218]. The author's only novel. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Audrey. A Novel (1890)

By: Hollis, Margery [ie Emma Elliot]

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley & Son: 1890

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 84094

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original blindstamped navy-blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines, light blue flower-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed and bumped, a few light marks on boards, spine ends have nicks and small chips, light cracking to inner joint papers, repaired split to cloth on hinge of Volume III, a fair to good set. Wolff [2072]. A plot novel, partly turning on the favourite Victorian device of the invalidity of "marriage with deceased wife's sister" (the bar on such marriages was lifted by Act of Parliament in 1907). A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage ou... View more info

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Sayings and Doings, or Sketches from Life. Third Series (1828)

By: Hook, Theodore

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1828

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 81092

Condition: Good


Three volumes uniformly bound in maroon leather over blue marbled boards; black leather title and volume labels on spines. Spines sunned to brown; armorial bookplates on front pastedowns, a little foxing, lack title label on volume II, otherwise clean and tight: a good set. A blank page (not a half-title) precedes each title page. Sadleir [1214] does not make it clear whether this is correct. Contains two novels: Cousin William & Gervase Skinner. View more info

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Sayings and Doings, Second Series (1825)

By: Hook, Theodore

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1825

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 85115

Condition: Good


Three volumes rebound (mid-C20th) in plain brown cloth, with printed paper labels on spines. A few light marks on cloth, a little foxing, good. Silver fork fiction. Four short novels: The Sutherlands, The Man of Many Friends, Doubts and Fears, Passion and Principle. A heasvy three volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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A Troublesome Pair (1894)

By: Keith, Leslie [ie Grace Keith Johnston]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1894

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2316

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spines; plain endpapers in volume I (probably later), publisher's monogrammed endpapers in volumes II & III. Title pages printed in black and red. Volume I: extremities scuffed, small nicks and chips on spine ends, pencil marks and signatures on endpapers, light foxing: good. Volume II: as volume I but with cloth on spine split the entire length of lower hinge, W. H. Smith plate on front pastedown, fair. Volume III: as volume I but lacks front free endpaper and title page, split to lower part of cloth on front hinge... View more info

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Old Margaret (1871)

By: Kingsley, Henry

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1871

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 87130

Condition: Fair


Two volumes in original royal blue cloth, with blindstamped decorations on boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Corners and spine ends rubbed, endpapers replaced, large brown stain on front board of volume I, otherwise fair/good. Sadleir [1358]. A heavy two-volumes set which may require additional postage. View more info

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Two Years Ago (1857)

By: Kingsley, Rev Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1857

Edition: Second Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2262

Condition: Fair


Three volumes bound as one in publisher's blue beaded remainder cloth; brown endpapers. Cloth well worn with small losses to sine ends, general grazing, inner joint papers cracked but joints holding. A good reading/rebinding copy View more info

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Queen of the Hamlet (1894)

By: Lester, H. F. [Horace Frank Lester]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1894

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 88090

Condition: Good


Two volumes in original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Spines a trifle darkened, lightly scuffed, small chip at foot of spine on Volume II, W. H. Smith's label on each front pastedown, small loss to bottom free corners of last few leaves in Volume I (text unaffected), a good set. Collates: I - [viii] + 288 pp; II - [viii] + 274 pp. The novel concerns the vicious gossip and destructive interference of Miss Fanny Strutt, who "reigns" over the small village of Mallow. Lester wrote a hand... View more info

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Roland Cashel (1850)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1858

Seller ID: 02189

Condition: Good


Cheap and Uniform Edition in Two Volumes. Two volumes in lilac cloth with blindstamped framing on all boards, cream endpapers. Spines sunned to pale brown, lighter sunning on board edges, small split at foot of lower hinge on volume I, foxing, good. With a new preface by Lever, dated October 1858, explaining how the story was written "from the life . . . after nature" as a response to the criticism of the "endless scenes of recklessness--wild orgies of dissipation" which marked his earlier novels. A heavier than average set which will require some additional postage. View more info

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Knight-Errant (1887)

By: Lyall, Edna [ie Ada Bayly]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1887

Edition: Second Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93065

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black on boards, in gilt on spines. Lightly scuffed, with a few light marks on boards; endpapers replaced, foxing spots, a good set. Collation and binding identical to first edition: Sadleir [1461]. A heavy set which will require additional postage. View more info

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The Starling A Scotch Story (1867)

By: Macleod, Norman

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Alexander Strahan: 1867

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 88014

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece in each volume, with an additional three plates in Volume I only. Two volumes in original brown cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt on spines; blue-black endpapers. Extremities a little scuffed, spine ends nicked, engraved bookplate on each front free endpaper, faint foxing, otherwise very good. Wolff [4350a]. View more info

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Tales of the Woods and Fields. A Second Series of "The Two Old Men's Tales" (1836)

By: Marsh-Caldwell, Mrs Anne

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Saunders & Otley: 1836

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 04069

Condition: Good


Three volumes uniformly bound in full navy-blue calf; gilt line border around each board; gilt decorations on spines and board edges; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Errata slip added at foot of Preface in Volume I. Light rubbing to extremities (with very small loss at head of spine on Volume II); lacking title labels on spines (but with titles impressed in leather). Even with these faults an attractive set, good. Sadleir [1624] in original boards. The current copy has no half-titles. Contains two short novels: A Country Vicarage & Love and Duty, and a poem A Tale of an Oak Tree. Heavy: ... View more info