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Stories of the Seven Seas. Thrilling Naval Exploits (1939)

By: Chatterton, E. Keble [Edward Keble Chatterton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The World's Work (1913) Ltd: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 82022

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition (1939). Original pictorial card wrappers. Small nick/chip on corner at foot of spine, corners scuffed, a couple of small nicks to edges of covers, light foxing on first and last pages, otherwise clean and bright, very good. A collection of 20 stories of naval action, mostly set during World War I. NB: "1913" is part of the publisher's name and not the date this book was produced. Adverts for Snead's Better Golf (1938) on inside front cover etc. View more info

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The Immortal Gymnasts (1915)

By: Cher, Marie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00055

Condition: Good


Original turquoise cloth; lettered and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine gilding quite dull, corners scuffed, foxing/spotting in text, typed bookplate ("Presented by Matron-in-Chief, British Force in Italy, 18/12/1919, P. Dotterill") on front pastedown, good. View more info

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Two Stories (1906)

By: Clarke, Phyllis M. (of Rupertswood)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, McCarron, Bird & Co.: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2637

Condition: Very Good


Original beaded green cloth, lettered in gilt on front board only. Frontispiece portrait of author. A few light marks, gilt lettering a little dulled, light foxing, prelims tanned on edges, good. "Australia is the land of my birth. It is my country... Because of this call, because Australia must always mean to me love and friendship, I have desired that my little books should be Australian like myself". (Author's Preface, written while resident in London) View more info

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Seven Nights in a Gondola (1906)

By: Cleeve, Lucas [ie Adelina Kingscote]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 84034

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original red cloth with blindstamped leaf design on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine a trifle sunned, a little foxing, otherwise very good. Art and passionate love in Venice. Cleeve was fond of strong and risky subject matter. Scarce. View more info

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The Children of Endurance Being the Story of a Latter-Day Prophet (1904)

By: Cleeve, Lucas [ie Adeline Kingscote]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 82023

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original red cloth with blindstamped leaf design on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine a trifle dulled/darkened, foxing (heavy on early pages), very good. Kingscote/Cleeve gained some sensational notoriety by being declared bankrupt in 1899; she apparently left her husband and moved to Switzerland, where she spent the last years of her life writing furiously, producing as many as 8 books per year. She favoured "strong" subjects (ie sexual or religious). The Children of Endurance concerns a new Jewish prophet who heads to Palestine to declare his n... View more info

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The Fool-Killer (1904)

By: Cleeve, Lucas, [ie Adelina Kingscote]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89053

Condition: Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original blue cloth, lettered in black. Sunned at extreme foot, foxing spots on early pages, good. Publisher's booklists (1903 - 04) at end. View more info

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The Two Windows (1922)

By: Cleland, Mary [ie Margaret Barbour Wells]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1420

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1922]. Original brown cloth, decoratively framed in yellow, lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned with tiny nicks on ends, a little light foxing, single line address on front free endpaper, very good. A romance, with a Scottish setting. View more info

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Sir George's Objection (1910)

By: Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0812

Condition: Good


Coloured frontispiece. A volume in Nelson's New Novels series. Original emerald green cloth: title in gilt within white box on spine. A few faint marks, some chipping to white on spine (as usual with this series), but still mostly intact, good. View more info

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A Wild Proxy (1893)

By: Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03861

Condition: Good


Hutchinson's Library of Popular Novels. Rebound (early C20th) in plain blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Cloth a little darkened and scuffed on spine tips, a few smudgy marks on margins, new endpapers, good. Not in Wolff. One of the scarcest of Mrs Clifford's novels, but in a rather drab rebinding. An author's note states that the book had previously been serialised in a shortened version. View more info

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Three Plays: Hamilton's Second Marriage, Thomas and the Princess, The Modern Way (1909)

By: Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth & Co.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0972

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Perforated stamp "Presentation Copy" at head of title page, a little foxing, very good. View more info

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Our Lady's Inn (1903)

By: Clouston, J. Storer [Joseph Storer Clouston]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04381

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers browned, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. The heroine, Barbara Cheyene, runs away from Scotland to London where she stays at the peculiar hostelry of the title. Clouston was a Scottish, or rather more specifically Orcadian novelist. View more info

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Told to the Marines. Stories (1902)

By: Clowes, Sir W. Laird, Kt [William Laird Clowes]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Anthony Trehern: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91085

Condition: Good


Original beige cloth lettered and illustrated on front board in black and grey, lettered in gilt on spine.A little soiled, corners scuffed, undated inscription in pencil on front pastedown, good only. Clowes wrote on naval matters, but is probably best known for his future war novel, The Captain of the Mary Rose, A Tale of Tomorrow (1892). The stories in this collection are in a lighter vein: "They are stories without any purpose. They do not touch on problems of the day. They do not attack any existing institutions. They do not seek to propagate any startling doctrines. They are plain tal... View more info

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The Captain of the "Mary Rose". A Tale of To-morrow (1892)

By: Clowes, W. Laird [William Laird Clowes]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Tower Publishing Company: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88099

Condition: Good


Illustrated by the Chevalier Eduardo de Martino & Fred Jane. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated with the Captain in black, lettered in gilt; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Spine ends rubbed with small nicks, a few light spots on front board, rear board lightly sunned on one half, a little light foxing, good. Science fiction: a future war novel, imagining a conflict between Britain and France. 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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The Westlakes (1892)

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Griffith Farran & Co.: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02120

Condition: Very Good


Undated First Edition [1892]. Original dark green cloth on bevelled board, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Corners scuffed, very good. A novel in which two sisters love the same man. Scarce. View more info

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The Late Mr Beverley (1924)

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co.: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02211

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, lettered in black. Minor scuffing, a few faint marks, a little foxing on prelims; part of original dustwrapper laid down on front pastedown with date (December 1926) above. Very good copy of scarce title. View more info

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The Friendships of Veronica (1905)

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2495

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly scuffed, some foxing, good. View more info

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The King of Andaman A Saviour of Society (1895)

By: Cobban, J. Maclaren [James Maclaren Cobban]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 82024

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. A little rubbed/frayed on spine ends, small dents on leading edges of boards, a few specks and spots on cloth, mark at foot of spine, otherwise clean and tight: good. A social reformer with Chartist sympathies has the chance of sudden riches. Despite its title, the novel is set not in the Indian Ocean, but in Scotland, in and around Maclaren's native Aberdeen. The author regarded it as one of his best (and most serious) novels. Scarce. View more info

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The Fall of the Staincliffes...£100 Prize Tale on Gambling (1891)

By: Colbeck, Alfred

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sunday School Union: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03477

Condition: Fair


Undated first edition [1891]. Frontispiece and textual illustrations. Original blue cloth on light boards, cut flush with text block, lettered and illustrated in black; yellow endpapers. A little sunned on board edges, with faint stain on bottom free corner of rear board and last pages (text unaffected), signature (1891) on front free endpaper, fair. View more info

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The White Ladye of Rosemount. A Story of the Modern Stage (1889)

By: Coleman, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92069

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1889]. Original pale brown cloth, decorated in black, green and gilt; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inscription (February, 1890) on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Coleman was an actor and playwright as well as a novelist. The White Ladye of Rosemount is the third of his novels to have a theatrical theme. View more info