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Adam Bede (1859)

By: Eliot, George [ie Mary Anne Evans]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1859

Seller ID: 87143

Condition: Very Good


Fourth Edition in Two Volume. Two volumes in original blindstamped pale brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Light scuffing to extremities, inner joint papers lightly cracked in volume I, nameplate on each front pastedown, otherwise very good. Adam Bede -- Eliot's first full-length novel -- appeared as a three-decker in 1859. A second and third edition in the same format appeared in quick succession. The novel was then reset as a two-d... 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 ... View more info

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The Chelsea Pensioners (1829)

By: Gleig, George Robert

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1829

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91094A

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th light tan leather over marbled boards; green leather title labels on spines. Light scuffing, a few foxing spots, very good. Wolff [2571] in original boards. This copy has no pages preceding titles nor any advertisements. Issued anonymously as "by the Author of The Subaltern." A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. 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, a... 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 ... 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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The Gipsy A Tale (1835)

By: James, G. P. R. [George Payne Rainsford James]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman: 1835

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 04237

Condition: Fair


Three volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and brown leather title label on spines. Boards grazed, extremities rubbed, small loss to leather at spine heads, armorial bookplates on each front pastedown, a little foxing, fair/good. A 3-volume set which will require additional postage/delivery costs 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 paste... 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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The Canterbury Tales of the Late Sophia Lee consisting of The Two Emilys and Pembroke, or The Clergyman's Tale (Originally as part of The Canterbury Tales, 1797 - 1805)

By: Lee, Sophia

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green: 1826

Seller ID: 87081

Condition: Very Good


Fifth Edition in Two Volumes. Two volumes rebound in mid C19th beaded blue cloth, with brown leather title labels on spines. Spines lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. The Canterbury Tales was a joint work by sisters Sophia and Harriet Lee. These two volumes contain only Sophia's stories; and it seems likely that this was the first edition/issue of this selection, the "fifth edition" applying to The Canterbury Tales as a whole. 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 ... 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 dissip... View more info

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The Flower and the Spirit (1887)

By: MacDonald, Frederika

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Edinburgh/London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1887

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 91102

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes in original navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines, brown endpapers. Minimal scuffing, a few light marks on fore-edges, otherwise very good/near fine. Wolff [4279]. The novel is the study of "a real and not uncommon character, the man in whom the poetical gift is not strong enough to make a real vocation, but quite strong enough to spoil his life." (The Spectator). MacDonald's principal claim to fame was studying at Pensionnat Heger in Brussels, ... 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... View more info

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Many a Year Ago (1892)

By: Martin, Mrs Herbert [ie Mary Emma Martin]

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1892

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 90083

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with blindstamped decoration on front boards, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inscriptions (1894) on each front pastedown, small hole in front free endpaper in Volume II, light foxing, otherwise very good. Wolff [4593]. A heavy two-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Beauchamp's Career (1876)

By: Meredith, George

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1876

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 04228

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original grass-green cloth; decorative frames in black on all boards, lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Spines relaid (probably a century ago). Traces of (removed) circulating library labels on front boards, labels and stamps for Malta Garrison Library on prelims, with withdrawals sheet tipped in before first text page in each volume, foxing and spotting throughout; otherwise tight, good. Sadleir [1688]. Heavy: may require additional postage. View more info