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Tales of the Early Ages (1832)

By: Smith, Horace

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley: 1832

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 88021

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in mid-C19th tan leather over pink-and-grey marbled boards, dark brown title labels and gilt decorations on spines. Spines lightly sunned, boards lightly rubbed, free corners lightly rubbed, foxing, small slip removed from top of title page in volume I: otherwise a clean, tight set: very good. Sadleir [3108] in boards. Comprises five short novels progressing from the first to the fifth centuries: The Involuntary Prophet: A Tale of the First Century; Theodor... View more info

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of her Majesty Q. Anne Written by Himself (1852)

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1852

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 82089

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in dark green cloth with printed paper labels on spines; yellow endpapers. Labels spotted with some tiny chips, otherwise a very good set. This is a later rebinding which has re-used the original paper labels on the spines. Widely regarded as one of the finest historical novels of the period. A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Breakers Ahead! (1864)

By: Vyvyan, Ralph [ie Sir Henry Denis Le Marchant]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1864

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 80115

Condition: Fair


Two volumes bound as one in publisher's remainder binding: blindstamped maroon cloth. Endpapers replaced, some light marks on front board, bottom portion of rear board darkened, light stain on edges of final leaves, some foxing in the text, gilt lettering quite rubbed at head of spine, fair/good. Collates: I - [ii] + 308 pp; II - [ii] + 295 pp. View more info

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The Baby's Grandmother (1884)

By: Walford, L. B. [Lucy Bethia Walford]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1884

Seller ID: 02567

Condition: Fair


Second Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes uniformly rebound in brown cloth with red leather spines. Spines gummed to text blocks with consequent longitudinal creasing. Corners rubbed, some marks on boards (removed labels). Small loss to leather and small split at head of spine on volume I only. This volume also lacks a front free endpaper. Condition: fair to good. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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Under the Red Robe (1894)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 84114

Condition: Good


Third Edition in Two Volumes. Two volumes in original fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered in gilt; cream endpapers. Corners rubbed, light scuffing, a trifle darkened on spines, traces of removed bookplates on each front board; light stain along leading edge of front board on volume I. A good set. Collates as the first edition (Sadleir 3314), with publisher's catalogues also dated April 1894. The third of the three novels by Weyman published in the multi-volume format (th... View more info

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Uncle John (1874)

By: Whyte-Melville G. J. [George John Whyte-Melville]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1874

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2631

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, in black and gilt on spines. Volume I: spine relaid (years ago), with chipping on spine ends; cream endpapers. Volume II: chips on spine ends. Volume III: chips on spine ends, and split to cloth along 3/4 of lower hinge. W. H. Smith Subscription Library plates on pastedowns, some foxing. A working/reading/binding copy. With all faults. Heavy set which will require additional postage o... View more info

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Sarchedon A Legend of the Great Queen (1871)

By: Whyte-Melville, G. J. [George John Whyte Melville]

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1871

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 82098

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes rebound in mid C19th tan leather over red-and-blue marbled boards; raised bands and dark red title labels on spines; green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few foxing spots, armorial bookplates on front pastedowns; two tiny holes to leather on upper hinge of volume I, small ink stain at foot of spine on volume II: otherwise a very good set. Not in Wolff. Half-titles present. Historical romance set in Assyria (and Egypt) under the Great Queen, Semiramis. A hea... View more info

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Holmby House A Tale of Old Northamptonshire (1860)

By: Whyte-Melville, G. J. [George John Whyte-Melville]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Parker: 1860

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: VN0770

Condition: Fair


Tinted frontispiece in Volume I. Two volumes uniformly rebound (late C19th) in blue leather over red marbled boards; coloured leather title labels on spines; marbled endpapers. Contents clean and tight, but bindings well-worn: surface of leather scraped, leather hinges splitting on Volume II, and starting on volume I. A fair set suitable as a reading/binding copy. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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Cerise. A Tale of the Last Century (1866)

By: Whyte-Melville, G. J. [George John Whyte-Melville]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1866

Edition: Second Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 88077

Condition: Good


Three volumes in late C19th scarlet leather over maroon marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Corners lightly rubbed, a few tiny chips to leatherwork, neat restoration to leather on top spine ends, undated signature on front free endpapers, a good set. One of Whyte-Melville's most successful novels, running through three three-decker editions. A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Mildred Arkell (1865)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Elen Wood]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1865

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 85020

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes bound as one in late C19th black leather over red marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Boards grazed, inscription (1870) on blank prelim, very good. Sadleir [3351]. This copy bound up without half-titles. A heavy item which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Oswald Cray (1864)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen Wood]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black: 1864

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 89096

Condition: Good


Three volumes uniformly rebound in purplish-blue beaded cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Trace of removed bookplates on front boards, cloth generally but unevenly sunned, a little foxing, note in pen below title on each title page ("MCH Nurses Library No III") but otherwise all three volumes very tight: a good set. Sadleir [3354], (in original cloth). The current copy has the half-titles, but not the blank leaves following the end of the text in each volume. A ... View more info

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Shades of Character; or, The Infant Pilgrim (1824)

By: Woodrooffe, Anne

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Hatchard & Son: 1836

Seller ID: 04102

Condition: Very Good


Third Edition in Two Volumes. Vignette title in each volume. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th brown leather over pale brown marbled boards. Light grazing, a few foxing spots, otherwise very good. Not in Wolff, who had one earlier title by Woodrooffe. View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest (1866)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 03357

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes uniformly rebound in late C20th maroon leather over maroon marbled boards, pastel blue endpapers. A little light foxing, otherwise crisp, tight, near fine. View more info

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Stray Pearls Memoirs of Margaret de Ribaumont Viscountess of Bellaise (1883)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1883

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 03740

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes in original smooth dark green cloth. A few faint marks, tiny chip at head of spine on volume II, otherwise clean, bright, very good. Collates: I - xx + 258pp + single leaf advertising Miss Yonge's Novels and Tales; II - viii + 270pp + advertisement leaf. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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The Trial. More Links of the Daisy Chain (1864)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1864

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 81096

Condition: Good


Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th dark green leather over purple beaded cloth. Two small chips to leather on top edge of spine, light foxing, good. Half-titles present, but not advertisement leaves. View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest (1866)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 84108

Condition: Good


Two volumes in original blue cloth, blindstamped framing on board, lettered in gilt on spines, brown endpapers. Small nicks and tiny chips to spine ends, inscriptions (1866) on each front free endpaper, otherwise good. A two volume set which may require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Armourer's Prentices (1884)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1884

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 04321

Condition: Good


Two volumes in original green cloth; decorative bands in black and gilt across front boards and spines; lettered in gilt on spines; brown endpapers (later replacements in volume I). Corners bumped, lightly scuffed, small closed splits at head of hinges, good. Historical novel set in the reign of Henry VIII; touches on the fall of Wolsey and the fate of Thomas More. View more info