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A Wise and a Foolish Virgin (1904)

By: Warden, Gertrude [ie Gertrude Price]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92100

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt with blindstamped art-nouveau design on front board. Corners lightly scuffed, a little foxing, a few marks on edges of endpapers, otherwise very good. Love, marriage, divorce -- and suicide. Gertrude Warden (born Gertrude Price) was the younger sister of Florence Warden (born Florence Price). View more info

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Traditions of London, Historical and Legendary (1859)

By: Waters [ie William Russell]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, W. Kent & Co.: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85063

Condition: Good


Mid C19th blindstamped purple cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. No publisher's name on spine. Boards lightly sunned, spine strongly sunned (to brown), otherwise a tight copy, good. Advertisements on final leaf. A secondary binding, probably the publisher's own remaindering. A collection of eight stories, several of which are concerned with historical murder cases. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer. Second Series (1859)

By: Waters [ie William Russell]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, W. Kent & Co.: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88073

Condition: Fair


Mid C19th black leather over brown marbled boards. Leather split along lower hinge, with 3 cms missing at head of spine above title; leather backstrip gummed to text block, inner joint papers cracked, small name plate on front pastedown, light foxing. With all faults: a reading/working/ rebinding copy. View more info

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Twisted Eglantine (1905)

By: Watson, H. B. Marriott [Henry Brereton Marriott Watson]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02948

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth. Corners bumped, a few light marks on cloth, moderate foxing throughout, good. Historical novel whose hero is an eighteenth-century "Beau", Sir Piers Blakiston. View more info

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Romance at Random (1909)

By: Watson, H. B. Marriott [Henry Brereton Marriott Watson]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2450

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth rubbed along hinges, spine lightly sunned, a few specks and small splash marks on boards, good. View more info

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Godfrey Merivale Being a Portion of His History (1902)

By: Watson, H. B. Marriott [Henry Brereton Marriott Watson]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Philip Welby: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91073

Condition: Good


Times Book Club binding in mauve cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered in black on spine. Boards blotchy and spine sunned, good only. After writing a series of romances and historical stories purely for the money, Watson wrote Godfrey Merivale as a "serious novel", even going so far as to send a copy to Henry James. View more info

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Louise Reignier: The Communion of Crime and Criminal. A True Story (1895)

By: Watson, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Ainslie & Co.: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03707

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1895]. Illustrated. Original pink cloth, lettered and illustrated in dark blue (gilt on spine); patterned endpapers. Some light marks on cloth, foxing spots, very good. Watson states in his introduction that "it is a novel founded upon absolute and reliable facts", and that he had regular access to Wormwood Shrubbs to gather material. View more info

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The Law's Lumber Room [First Series] (1895)

By: Watt, Francis

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London/Chicago, John Lane/McClurg: 1895

Seller ID: 03545

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, a few light marks, bookplate on front pastedown, good. A collection of reflections on and anecdotes about aspects of English law (now obsolete), such as sanctuary, trail by ordeal, the press gang etc etc. Limited to 600 copies. The book was reprinted and a "second series" added a couple of years later. View more info

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Stories of Everyday Life in Modern China Told by Chinese and Done into English by T. Watters Late H. M. Consul at Foochow (1896)

By: Watters, T. [Thomas Watters]

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89018

Condition: Near Fine


Original fine ribbed dark olive cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, light tanning on endpapers, armorial bookplate of Henry Arthur Blake on front pastedown, undated signature (Edith Blake) on half-title, very good/near fine. The previous owner, Henry Arthur Blake, was (appropriately enough), the Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903. View more info

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The Forbidden Boundary and Other Stories (1908)

By: Weale, B. L. Putnam [ie Bertram Lenox Simpson]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2039

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, very good. Stories, principally set in China and Japan. Weale wrote a number of (non-fiction) works on this part of the world. View more info

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Tartan and Gold Tales of Sport and Play (1889)

By: Webber, Byron

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2407

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, illustrated with racing scene in black, lettered in black and gilt, patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, spine a little darkened, otherwise near very good. A collection of sporting stories. View more info

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The Curse of the Lion (1922)

By: Webster, F. A. M. [Frederick Annesley Michael Webster]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, United Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03796

Condition: Good


"The Modern Fiction Library". Undated first edition [1922]. Original light blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; title and series title blindstamped on front board. Spine lettering a little oxidised, corners bumped, browning on endpapers, good. Tall tales from Africa, including one of an "apeman", somewhat reminiscent of Burroughs's Tarzan. View more info

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Missing Friends. Being the Adventures of a Danish Emigrant in Queensland (1871 - 1880) (1892)

By: Weitemeyer, Thorvald Peter Ludwig

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04323

Condition: Good


First Edition, The Adventure Series. 6 plates (including two fold-out double-page plates). Original blindstamped maroon-black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; green endpapers. Corners and spine tips rubbed, front free endpaper removed, good. Part of Unwin's Adventure Series that included both fictional and biographical adventure narratives. Weitemeyer's book is autobiography. View more info

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A Lost Interest (1912)

By: Wemyss, Mrs George [Mary Wemyss]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00622

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated. Original red cloth, decorated in black and gilt. A little faint foxing, otherwise crisp, bright, near fine. View more info

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Sir Simon Vanderpetter and Mending His Ancestors. Two Reformations (1894)

By: West, B. B.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Green & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 92039

Condition: Near Fine


Original blue cloth, lettered in brown on front board, in gilt on spine; black endpapers. A few faint marks, near fine. Two short novels, the first of which is on a financial theme. View more info

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Half-Hours with the Millionaires (1892)

By: West, B. B.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Green & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92038

Condition: Near Fine


Original grey cloth, lettered in brown on front board, in gilt on spine; black endpapers. An unread copy with pages unopened throughout. A few faint marks, near fine. A discursive novel on a financial theme. View more info

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The Purple Frogs...with Six Illustrations in Music, Arranged from the MS. Notes of Botolph Glenfield, by Ella King Hall (1914)

By: Westbrook, H. B. [Herbert Wetton Westbrook] & Laurence Grossmith

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Heath, Cranton & Ouseley: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88074

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1914]. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in black on spine. Trace of removed plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean, bright, very good. "The theme underlying their extraordinary novel is almost worthy of Gilbert, as is the character of Vaughan, the butler, who embarks upon a profession hitherto untried - that of blackmail by means of the incriminating letters thrown overboard in bottles by people who subsequently escape drowning; a... View more info

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A Sentimental Cynic (1911)

By: Westrup, Will [ie William Westrup], aka "Hope Springs"]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Alston Rivers: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92101

Condition: Very Good


Original pale brown cloth, illustrated in black and red, lettered in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few foxing spots, very good. Westrup was born in England but moved to South Africa in search of gold and diamonds; the colony became the principal setting for his ten or so books of fiction, of which this is the first. Setting: Natal. View more info

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Laid Up in Lavender (1907)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 84115

Condition: Very Good


Original lavender cloth, lettered in black on front board and in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, two tiny pin-holes on spine, light foxing, faint signature and bookplate on front endpapers, very good. A collection of 12 stories, which had been "laid up" since their original publication in The Cornhill Magazine (and elsewhere) in the late 1880s and early 1890s: Lady Betty's Indiscretion, The Surgeon's Guest, The Colonel's Boy, A Good Man's Dilemma, Bab, Gerald, Jo... View more info

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The King's Stratagem and Other Stories (1895)

By: Weyman, Stanley J. [Stanley John Weyman]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Platt & Bruce: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN2169

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original fawn coloured cloth, lettered in black; top edge gilt. Boards a little sunned and lettering on front rubbed and somewhat faint, some foxing on endpapers, good. Contains: The King's Stratagem, The Body-Birds of Court, In Cupid's Toils, The Drift of Fate, A Bloke Manor Episode & The Fatal Letter. Not issued in the UK in this format. View more info