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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

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Company for George (1911)

By: Bell, R. S. Warren [ie Robert Stanley Warren Bell]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01893

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, illustrated and lettered in black. A few light marks on cloth, very good. Based on the author's own "three act farcical comedy" of the same name. View more info

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Mr Clutterbuck's Election (1908)

By: Belloc, Hilaire

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03840

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and white on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly marked along leading edge of front board, small nicks on spine tips, scuffed on rear board, trace of removed label on front pastedown, foxing on prelims, good only. View more info

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I, John Bale (1917)

By: Bennet, Thomas

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Paisley, Alexander Gardner: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 02871

Condition: Good


Original lilac cloth, lettered in gilt; endpapers have music and words for the song "O! Gin I were where Gadie rins". Spine sunned, with small nick at head, a little foxing, otherwise good. Inscription facing title page reads: To the Reverend J. Lorimer Munro, M. A. With affectionate good wishes from the author, April 1917. A Scottish novel, whose hero is an "Officer of Her Majesty's Inland Revenue". View more info

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The Lion's Share (1916)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04291

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, in blind on front board. Spine lightly sunned (and gilt lettering dulled), a little foxing on prelims, small bookplate at foot of front pastedown, otherwise a clean, tight copy; good. View more info

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The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86064

Condition: Fair


Original navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, with small chip on corner at head and foot. Bottom free corner of front board knocked, edges of rear board lightly sunned, remains of Mudie's label on front pastedown, undated signature on front free endpaper, some foxing, fair/good. View more info

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Mr Prohack (1922)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86080

Condition: Very Good


Decorative bookplate on front pastedown, bump to fore-edges, bookplate on front pastedown, endpapers browned, very good/near fine. 8 page undated publisher's catalogue at end. View more info

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Tales of the Five Towns (1905)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92142

Condition: Good


Original light blue and white flecked cloth, with rose tree design and lettering in dark blue on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned/dulled, front free end paper removed, name stamp on prelims, foxing spots, good only. A scarce early title. Thirteen short stories, "At Home" and "Abroad". View more info

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Juggernaut (1911)

By: Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic Benson]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03523

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth, lettered and decorated in black (gilt on spine). Spine lightly sunned, a few foxing spots, strips snipped from top edge of front free endpaper, good. View more info

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The Babe, B. A. Being the Uneventful History of a Young Gentleman at Cambridge University (1897)

By: Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic Benson]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1896

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: VN0984

Condition: Good


Six photographs of sites in Cambridge. Original wavy-grained maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, cloth nicked head/foot of spine, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, scattered foxing, otherwise good. Possibly a secondary issue, without adverts and with maroon rather than blue cloth. Precedes the British edition of 1897 (also by Putnam). View more info

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Mr Teddy (1917)

By: Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic Benson]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1527

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth, lettered in dark brown. Corners rubbed, a few marks on boards, a few foxing spots in text, small and faint inscription (1917) on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Thorley Weir (1913)

By: Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic Benson]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04076

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed, some spots and marks to cloth on rear board, light foxing, good. Undated publisher's catalogue at end. View more info

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Account Rendered (1911)

By: Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic Benson]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85108

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few specks on cloth, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, foxing spots on prelims, good. View more info

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The Fourth Generation (1900)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86079

Condition: Good


Original light blue cloth, framed in darker blue and decorated with stylised lilies in paler blue; lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, inscription (1901) on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. A late Besant novel on the themes of the corrupting influence of money, and of the actions of individuals on their descendants. Publisher's catalogue dated June 1900 bound in at end. 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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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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Fifty Years Ago (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00986

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. 137 plates and woodcuts. Lightly marked on cloth, small chip to top corner of spine, a little foxing, good ++. Heavy item which will require some additional postage. A survey of life and society at the start of Queen Victoria's reign, amply illustrated. View more info

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Episodes in a Policeman's Life

By: Bessell, James C.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2479

Condition: Very Good


Presumed first edition -- no copies of this title on WorldCat or COPAC to compare. Original blue cloth. A little darkened at the foot of the front board, light foxing, very good. Inscription facing title page reads "With the Author's Compliments. James C. Bessell 10/7/33". Fiction based on personal experience. View more info

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The Last Harkawber and Other Stories (1904)

By: Beswick, Harry

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Clarion Press: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2038

Condition: Very Good


Collection of short stories. Original navy blue cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. Lightly scuffed, very good. Inscription on half title reads: To my dear old chum & "best man" Harvey Gee from the author Septr 1904 "May the Wing of friendship never moult a feather" Richard Swiveller. View more info