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Master Skylark A Story of Shakspere's Time (1897)

By: Bennett, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1897

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0810

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Spine a trifle dulled, a little foxing, good. First published in the USA. 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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None Other Gods (1910)

By: Benson, Robert Hugh

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03998

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1910]. Title page framed in purple. Original purple cloth with white border, lettered in gilt. White border quite rubbed, spine creased, good. Publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1910 bound in at end, announcing this title as "new". The novels concerns a young man who tramps his way around Yorkshire, in search of enlightenment. 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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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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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

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French Men, Women and Books (1910)

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

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0995

Condition: Very Good


8 portraits of French authors. Original royal blue cloth, framed and lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine a little dulled, a few foxing spots, very good. Essays by the francophile English novelist, largely on less well-known French writers. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. 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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The League of the Leopard (1904)

By: Bindloss, Harold

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04251

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Foxing on endpapers and fore-edges, small bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a tight copy, very good. An adventure story set largely in West Africa. View more info

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Sabina Zembra (1887)

By: Black, William

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1887

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 87097

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original blue cloth with black framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; black endpapers. A few marks and some speckling on cloth, rubbing on spine ends, W. H. Smith Subscription Library plates on front pastedowns, good. Wolff [507]. A cycling accident brings the genteel but earnest Sabina (daughter of Sir Anthony Zembra, M. P.) into contact with the slangy, horsey, sporty Fred Foster -- with miserable consequences. A heavy 3-volume set which may re... View more info

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Tales for the Marines

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Newspaper Co.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01456

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth, with dramatic cover illustration by Chesworth of a frightened man sitting up in bed. Spine lettering dulled, otherwise a good copy. A collection of tall stories, as might be told after dark in the barracks. View more info

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Stunts

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Clarion Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01462

Condition: Very Good


Undated [1922]. Original tan cloth. Light scuffing, a little foxing on endpapers, very good. Stories, essays and journalism View more info

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Spangles of Existence (1921)

By: Blatchford, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02493

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth; blocked in red and yellow on front board and spine. Foxing spots, otherwise very good. 50 very brief short stories; glimpses of lives and small incidents. By the author of The Sorcery Shop (1907). View more info

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Personal Recollections of Peter Stonnor, Esq (1884)

By: Blatherwick, Charles

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1884

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88026

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original deep turquoise cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Light scuffing, a few faint marks on rear board, otherwise a tight, bright copy: very good. Not in Wolff, who held one other novel by this author. A comic novel of the life of a country gentleman and his famil; involving burglaries and seances, courtship and bazaars, grand dinners and small children. Scarce. View more info

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A Gentleman of the Road (1911)

By: Bleackley, Horace

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88027

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, framed and illustrated in black, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, light foxing, very good. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: With kind regards from the Author. Eighteenth century historical romance: the hero, Dick Maynard, is unjustly accused of being a highwayman. View more info