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The Bystander or Leaves for the Lazy (1901)

By: Ashby-Sterry, J. [Joseph Ashby-Sterry]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sands & Co: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 93048

Condition: Fair


First Edition: Sands & Co., 1901. decorated in gilt; top edge gilt. Leading edges of boards lightly marked, spine a little darkened with fraying to tips and small chips towards the foot, light foxing, fair to good. Inscription at head of title page reads: To Theodore Watts-Dunton with J. Ashby-Sterry's kind regards. A collection of miscellaneous essays, originally appearing in The Graphic. Watts-Dunton was a poet, novelist and essayist, best remembered for saving the poet Algernon Swinburne from alcoholism. View more info

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A Sentimental Pilgrim (1915)

By: Ashworth, Marion

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2878

Condition: Good


Original steel blue cloth, framed and lettered in black. Lightly scuffed, paper lightly tanned, impressed stamp ("Presentation Copy") and stamp ("Price 6/-") on title page, good. View more info

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Sketches in Prose and Verse with a Portrait and Biographical Sketch of the Author (1893)

By: Askham, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Northampton/Wellingborough), S. S. Campion (Northampton)/Thos Collings (Wellingborough): 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2335

Condition: Good


Frontispiece portrait of author. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine lightly sunned, gift inscription (1895) on front pastedown, good. A collection short prose pieces and (principally) poems. Askham was, like the earlier John Clare, a self-educated working-class poet. He lived and worked (initially as a shoe-maker) in and around Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. This was his last collection of (prose and) verse, published in the year before his death. View more info

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Dormant Fires (1922 as Sleeping Fires)

By: Atherton, Gertude

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1922

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN0204

Condition: Good


Originally published in the USA in the same year under the title Sleeping Fires. Original deep crimson cloth. Corners scuffed, spine lightly sunned, with title lettering oxidised, paper on rear inner joint lightly cracking (but joint tight), good. View more info

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Mrs Balfame

By: Atherton, Gertude

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1916

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN0209

Condition: Very Good


Original crimson cloth. Corners lightly scuffed, small plate for Harrod's Circulating Library on rear pastedown, inscription (1917) on front free endpaper, very good. View more info

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Ancestors

By: Atherton, Gertude

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0210

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, with armorial shield in red black & gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, cloth a little dulled, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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House Scraps (1887)

By: Atkin, G. Duckworth

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Stock Exchange: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2179

Condition: Very Good


"For Private Circulation Only". Entered at Gorgonzola Hall, published by the Author at The Stock Exchange. Maroon cloth, framed in black on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; maroon marbled endpapers. Light sunning, a little faint foxing, very good. Snippets, anecdotes and other tit-bits relating to the Stock Exchange. View more info

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The War-God Walks Again (1926)

By: Austin, F. Britten

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Williams and Norgate: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2543

Condition: Fair


Original crimson cloth, lettered in black. Pages preceding title-page removed, thus a decent reading copy only. View more info

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At Random. Essays and Stories (1896)

By: Austin, L. F. [Louis Frederic Austin]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2563

Condition: Fair


Original cream cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; top edge gilt. Decorated title page. Clean and bright, but cracked (and repaired) across bottom half of rear board, with crease to cloth on spine: thus only fair/good. A scarce collection. View more info

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Cricket Heron

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2098

Condition: Very Good


Original steel blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Title page printed in red and black. Small name stamp on front free endpaper, light foxing, small nick at head of spine, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good+. Scarce. View more info

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Donna Diana (1902)

By: Bagot, Richard

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02844

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, framed and lettered in white on front board, in gilt on spine. Light scuffing to extremities, undated signature on front free endpaper, spine a trifle darkened, light foxing, very good. Bagot was a Catholic convert but also a critic of Catholic institutions. Donna Diana deals with a troubled affair between a Catholic Italian girl and a Protestant Englishman. View more info

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Donna Diana (1902)

By: Bagot, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN1900

Condition: Fair


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, framed and lettered in white on front board, in gilt on spine. Rubbed on extremities, soiled on boards, fair/good. Bagot was a Catholic convert but also a critic of Catholic institutions. Donna Diana deals with a troubled affair between a Catholic Italian girl and a Protestant Englishman. View more info

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London Lovers

By: Baillie-Saunders, Margaret

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00597

Condition: Very Good


Original lilac cloth, blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Fore-edges spotted, very faintly sunned on spine, otherwise a very crisp, bright copy, very good. View more info

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Dusty Star (1922)

By: Baker, Olaf

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thornton Butterworth: 1922

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0133

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth. Small inkspots on bottom corner of front board, and darkening around board edges, foxing post throughout, otherwise good. A novel of Native American life (and of wolves) first published in the USA in the same year. View more info

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Cashiered and Other War Tales (1902)

By: Balfour, Andrew

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91020

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine ends bumps, a few light marks, light foxing on endpapers, very good. Eleven short stories of "the Great Boer War": The Assvogels, Cashiered, A Chaplain in the Forces, The Power of the Vrouw, A Tale of the Rails, The Merry Mauser, The Umkonto, Bellow Son of Brindle, Kaatan the Hunter, Katana the Scout. View more info

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A Prince of Edom (1898)

By: Ballingal, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Paisley, Alexander Gardner: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04290

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Endpapers replaced, a little scuffing, light foxing, good. Inscription on half title reads: Mrs Mavis [?] With the Author's Kind Regards. An Old Testament historical novel, featuring Kings David and Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba. View more info

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The Watchmaker's Daughter and Other Tales (1882)

By: Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Manchester & London, Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1911

Condition: Very Good


Late issue. Dated 1882, but clearly in a later binding style to the usual first edition, and with an undated catalogue bound in at end. Probably dates to around 1890. Illustrated. Original red cloth, blocked in black on front board, blocked in black and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on cloth, very good. Collection of thirteen stories. View more info

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The Activities of Lavie Jutt (1911)

By: Barclay, Marguerite [aka Olive Sandys, Countess Barcynska] & Armiger Barclay

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93046

Condition: Good


First Edition, late issue. Undated [1911]. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine and edges sunned, light rubbing to hinges, signature on front free endpaper, good. Lavie, a plucky American heiress, is in London to be introduced to English Society by Lady Loamington. However, her new life turns out to be one of adventure: the episodic novel follows her "activities" which include crime and detective work. Publisher's catalogue for October 1912 bound in at end. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. Armiger Barclay was of Polish descent: his wife (born Marguerite Jarvis) went thr... View more info

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The Honey Pot. A Story of the Stage (1916)

By: Barcynska, Countess [ie Marguerite Florence Barclay]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02843

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. A few faint marks, very good. Publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1915 at end. The first novel by "Countess Barcynska", who wrote a number of successful romantic novels through the first half of the twentieth century. Uncommon. Hurst & Blackett reprinted this novel as late as 1974. View more info

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In a Quiet Village (1900)

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Isbister & Co.: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0962

Condition: Good


Original two-tone cloth: boards light green, spine cream, lettered in gilt; black endpapers; top edge gilt. Spine dulled, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), light foxing, undated signature on half-title, good. Not in Wolff. 20 character sketches and short stories, originally published in journals such as Good Words. A scarce title. View more info