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Junia (1878)

By: Allan-Olney, Mary

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood: 1878

Seller ID: 92055

Condition: Good


Third Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes uniformly bound in a remainder binding: blindstamped brown cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. No publisher's name on spines. Lightly rubbed on spine ends, endpapers replaced in Volume I: otherwise a good set. Wolff [89] for the first edition in blue cloth. Almost nothing is known about the author, who published the work anonymously. The novel is set in Italy. View more info

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Jack Allyn's Friends (1880)

By: Appleton, G. Webb [George Webb Appleton]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Samuel Tinsley: 1880

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 83046

Condition: Fair


Three volumes bound as one in publisher's lilac remainder cloth. Boards marked, spine sunned and darkened, later endpapers, undated signature on prelims, fair/good. Listed in Hubin as a marginal crime novel. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [iv] = 270 pp + advertisement leaf; II - [iv] + 262 pp; III - [iv] + 244 pp. No half-titles. Heavy: may require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Herr Paulus. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91007

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original brown cloth; front boards blocked in blue, with raised designs in brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white endpapers. A little scuffing, light foxing, a very good set. Sadleir [189]. The story of a fraudulent spiritualist. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage for weight/signed for postage. View more info

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The World Went Very Well Then (1887)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91014

Condition: Good


Illustrated, including portrait of Besant as frontispiece in Volume I. Three volumes in original grey-green cloth, with decorative scarf design on front boards in red, black and brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Small cloth inserts at heads of spines on Volumes I & II, full spine strengthened on Volume III. Corners scuffed, faint traces of removed labels on front boards, bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant on each front pastedown: a good, tight set. Historical novel. Arthur Digby Besant was the author's nephew, son of Walter's brother Frank and the noted theos... View more info

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Half-Way. An Anglo-French Romance (1886)

By: Betham-Edwards, M [Matilda Betham Edwards]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1886

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 04112

Condition: Good


Two volumes bound as one in late C19th black leather over red marbled boards. Rubbed on spine ends, with short split to leather at head of upper hinge: contents clean and tight, fair/good. Not in Wolff. Bound without half-titles. A heavy double volume which may require additional postage View more info

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Beta (1890)

By: Bourne, Mrs

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1890

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 88101

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original brown cloth, framed and lettered in dark brown on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. [Volume II is in a slightly different shade of brown]. Corners and spine ends bumped and scuffed, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plates on front free endpapers, later plain endpapers in volume III, inner joint papers cracking /chipped, but all joints tight, light foxing. A fair to good set. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [viii] + 244pp; II - [viii] + 256pp; III - [viii] + 244pp. A review in The Spectator summarises the plot thus: "We are intro... View more info

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[Odd Volumes] Thou Art the Man (1894) Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0691

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1894]. Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volumes 2 (II) and 3 (III) ONLY. Volume 1 (I) is not present. Two volumes in original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spines dulled, bookplate on front free endpapers. Volume 2 has boards detached from text block. 2 volumes out of 3 only. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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[Odd Volume] Strangers and Pilgrims (1873) Volume 1 (I)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Maxwell: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0693

Condition: Poor


Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volume 1 (I) ONLY. Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III) are not present. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Cloth wrinkled, endpapers wrinkled, worn on spine with small holes, poor only. Volume 1 of 3 only. View more info

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[Odd Volume] The Venetians (1892) Volume 3 (III)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0694

Condition: Poor


Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volume 3 (III) ONLY. Volumes 1 (I) & 2 (II) are not present. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Cloth dampstained and wrinkled, rear inner joint repaired, circulating library bookplate on front pastedown, poor. Volume 1 of 3 only. View more info

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The Last of the Dynmokes (1893)

By: Bray, [Sir] Claude

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1893

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 92073

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-grey cloth, with elaborate blindstamped designs on front boards, lettered in gilt on spine; royal blue endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small chips on endpapers, signatures (1899) on versos of front free endpapers, otherwise very good. [NB, there is smokey odour in the book]. Wolff [799]. Is Aubrey Truscott -- travelling showman, protégé of a quack doctor -- really the last of the Dynmokes and Squire Jasper's missing heir -- or an imposter? Probably inspired by the Tichborne Case. A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Arethusa. A Naval Story (1837)

By: Chamier, Captain Frederick

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1837

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90038

Condition: Fair


Three volumes rebound in mid-C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards; green endpapers; black leather title labels on spines. Backstrips gummed to text blocks with consequent creasing to leather. Hinges rubbed (especially on Volume I), with small splist on hinge ends, boards lightly grazed, inscriptions/signatures (in pencil) on prelims in each volume: a fair set. Sadleir [325], Wolff [1158]. This copy is bound up without the half-titles. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Cross Currents (1868)

By: Clyde, Alton [ie Sarah Ann Jeffreys]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, T. Cautley Newby: 1868

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2263

Condition: Fair


Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th remainder binding of blue cloth (price of 31/6 on spine), lettered in gilt. Corners and edges rubbed, front hinge repaired, new endpapers, lower third of first title page torn away, fair only. A reading/rebinding copy of a scarce title. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - frontispiece + [iv] + 296pp; II - [iv] + 284pp; III - [iv] + 288pp (last three leaves advertisements). View more info

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Freston Tower; or, The Early Days of Cardinal Wolsey (1850)

By: Cobbold, Rev. Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1850

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 87096

Condition: Good


Six plates. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, with blindstamped decorations on boards; lettered and decorated in gilt on spines. Rebacked (a century ago) with original spines relaid and endpapers replaced. Spines sunned, a few light marks on boards, a few foxing spots: a clean, tight set, good. Sadleir [569]. As in Sadleir's copy, half-title in Vol II only and publisher's catalogue in Vol III. Historical novel by the author of Margaret Catchpole. A heavy 3-volume set which may require additional postage. View more info

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The Red Rover. A Tale (1827)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1827

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 83012A

Condition: Good


First British Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes uniformly rebound in late C19th beaded green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines. Spines sunned, a little foxing, good. Bound without half-titles. A heavy set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Young Mrs Jardine (1879)

By: Craik, Mrs [Dinah]

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1879

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 87098

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original purple cloth, framed and lettered in black on boards, lettered in gilt and decorated in black on spines; brown endpapers. Corners bumped, gilt on spines dulled, light traces of removed bookplates on front pastedowns. Small chip to cloth at head of rear hinge on Volume I; small chip to cloth at head of front hinge on Volume III: a good set. Wolff [5016]. A heavy 3-volume set which may require additional postage. View more info

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The Golden Shaft (1875)

By: Davies, G. Christopher [George Christoper Davies]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1875

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 86102

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, in gilt on spines; brown endpapers. Condition varies. Volume I - lacks front free endpaper and title page, inner joints cracking, fair. Volume II - small splits head/foot of spine, inner joints cracked: good. Volume III - small splits to cloth on hinges, inner joints cracking: good. Collates: I - [lacks prelims] + 286 pp; II - [ii] + 272 pp; III - [ii] + 288 pp. "A novel which dwells upon the details of unlawful love-making, which publishes the wiles of a very immodest flirt, and pictures the abandonm... View more info

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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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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 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