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Trader Carson (1914)

By: Barnett, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91021

Condition: Near Fine


Original navy blue cloth framed in light green with illustration on glazed paper on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing, otherwise near fine. The lively exploits of an English trader -- "Blue-funk Carson" -- in West Africa. Carson has runs-in with Arab slave traders -- and with Mrs Poidevin, a visiting suffragette. Originally serialised in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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The Prince's Valet (1907)

By: Barnett, John, [ie John Reginald Stagg]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89065

Condition: Very Good


Original light blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Minimal scuffing to spine tips, faint mark on one corner of front board, a few foxing spots, otherwise a crisp bright copy, very good. The memoirs of Gustave, valet to Bonny Prince Charlie. The novel follows the Young Pretender's adventures across Europe after the failed uprising of 1745. View more info

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The Lone House (1894)

By: Barr, Amelia E[dith]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01775

Condition: Good


Original turquoise cloth, blocked in black and gilt. Rubbed head/foot of spine, notes on front free endpaper, small split at foot of lower hinge, good. View more info

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Lord Stranleigh, Philanthropist (1911)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2832

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original black cloth with repeated impressed squares in gilt: illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board, lettered in gilt. A little rubbing oto top corners, frontispiece nicked on edges, a little light foxing, very good in bright tight binding. View more info

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The Justification of Andrew Lebrun (1894)

By: Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88007

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Small chip to cloth at head of spine, marking on rear board, hinges rubbed, number "1517" hand written on spine, good. A scientific mystery thriller, involving suspended animation. View more info

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Breaking the Shackles (1900)

By: Barrett, Frank [ie Frank Davis]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John MacQueen: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04380

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth generally (but lightly) mottled and speckled, gilt lettering partially dulled/oxidised, trace of removed label on lower part of spine, a little pink staining on edge of first few leaves, light foxing, bookplate on front pastedown, good. Not in Wolff (who had 15 of Barrett's novels). View more info

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Tommie and Grizel (1900)

By: Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew Barrie]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2236

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on bevelled boards, grey-and-white patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Signature (1904) on half-title, otherwise clean, bright, tight copy: very good. View more info

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The Last English (1914)

By: Bartram, George [ie Henry Atton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04336

Condition: Good


Original dark grey-green cloth, framed and lettered in lighter green. Spine faintly sunned, cloth rubbed at foot of spine and small hole on upper hinge, good. Bartram's last novel, set in "Tiptry, Cantramshire". "A tale of village vice and virtue in 1840" (Popular Fiction in England 1914 -1918) View more info

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The People of Clopton (1897)

By: Bartram, George [ie Henry Atton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92126

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, a few faint marks, very good. Bartram's first novel. Reviewers thought the treatment of matters sexual in the novel quite daring. View more info

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The "Wine-Drinker" and Other Stories (1911)

By: Batchelder, W. J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91062

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black. A few light marks, paper faintly tanned, very good. Nautical stories "based upon either 'longshore' fact or tradition." Batchelder also wrote several books about Baden Powell and the Scouting movement. View more info

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Zachary Brough's Venture (1894)

By: Bayly, Elizabeth Boyd

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01183

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, with blindstamped ruling top and bottom of front board, and lettering in gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, endpapers replaced, good+. A novel set in and around the (imaginary) West Country town of Forestwyk. View more info

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Breachley, Black Sheep (1902)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02095

Condition: Good


Early C20th rebinding in red binder's cloth. Trace of label on front board, spine lightly sunned, foxing, good. Utilitarian binding: a good reading copy of a scarce title by this Australian novelist. View more info

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Edward Barry (South Sea Pearler) (1900)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03593

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Some light speckling on cloth, paper faintly browned on page edges, foxing and Sunday School plate on front endpapers, otherwise good. View more info

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Under Tropic Skies (1905)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87141

Condition: Fair


Title page printed in red and black. Spine a little darkened, boards sunned on edges, small nicks to cloth on spine ends, signature (1908) on front free endpaper, fair/good only. A collection of stories mostly with South Sea settings. View more info

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By Reef and Palm (1894) & His Native Wife (1895)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 91019

Condition: Good


By Reef and Palm (1894). First Edition, Pseudonym Library: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. With an Introduction by the Earl of Pembroke. Bound with: His Native Wife (1895) First English Edition, Century Library: T. Fisher Unwin, nd [1896]. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Two volumes bound as one in white parchment over red silk covered boards, gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Corners rubbed, boards a little marked, spine a trifle darkened, light foxing, initials a... View more info

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His Native Wife (1895)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Sydney, Alexander Lindsay: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91005

Condition: Good


First Edition, Australander Library. Rebound with red cloth spine over blue marbled boards, title hand-written on paper label on spine. Boards edges rubbed, Sydney bookseller's stamp on title page, good. Becke's first novel, published in his native Australia. Scarce. View more info

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The Tapu of Banderah (1901)

By: Becke, Louis & Walter Jeffery

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89144

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, tiny nick at foot of spine, faint foxing, very good. Australian and South Pacific tales. View more info

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The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill (1928)

By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02035

Condition: Good


Colour frontispiece by the author. Original red cloth spine (lettered in gilt) with grey boards. Speckling (ie light foxing) on boards, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good. Original undecorated grey wrapper, lettered in red. Lightly browned on edges, good. View more info

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Atlantic Gold (1918)

By: Bell, J. J. [John Joy Bell]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02950

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1918]. Original red cloth, title on white background on front board and spine. Spine lightly sunned, some spots on front board, war-time paper is grey with foxing and brown spotting, otherwise good. Bell is best-remembered for his long-running series of vernacular Scottish stories concerning Wee MacGregor. Atlantic Gold is a story of adventure and romance (and gold) set partly on a Hebridean island. Scarce. View more info