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Johnny Ludlow. Sixth Series (1899)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen Wood]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93014

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, foxing on endpapers, very good. Contains five stories: The Mystery at Number Seven, Caramel Cottage, A Tragedy, In Later Years and The Silent Chimes. This last story, running to over 150 pages, is a novel in its own right. Sadleir [3345]: "A strange obscurity surrounds this book...it seems to have escaped notice that the volume, although listed by Macmillan as No 34 of the "New Edition" of Mrs Wood's works, was in fact a First Edition". View more info

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The Invader (1907)

By: Woods, Margaret L. [Margaret Louise Woods]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80081

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in green on spine. A few specks and spots on cloth, some faint staining on endpapers, good. Psychological novel: Milly struggles for possession of herself with an invading "alternative personality", awoken by an unwise session of hypnosis. View more info

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Sons of the Sword A Romance of the Peninsula War (1901)

By: Woods, Margaret L. [Margaret Louise Woods]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04127

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, illustrated in black and lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, later endpapers, light foxing, good. View more info

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His Next of Kin (1887)

By: Worboise, Emma Jane

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92123

Condition: Good


Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt brown, black, orange, green and gilt; grey-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Corners rubbed, tiny nicks and rubs to spine ends, spine dulled, fair/ good. View more info

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A Pretty Radical and Other Stories (1890)

By: Wotton, Mabel E. [Mabel Elizabeth Wotton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, David Stott: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90129

Condition: Fair


Original fine-ribbed light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in red and black; blue-green endpapers. Corners rubbed, light crease to front board, front free endpaper (and possibly half-title) removed, fair/good. Uncommon collection of short stories. View more info

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Remarkable Adventures and Unrevealed Mysteries (1863)

By: Wraxall, [Sir Frederick Charles] Lascelles

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1863

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 87104

Condition: Good


Frontispiece by Phiz in each volume. Two volumes rebound in late C19th beaded green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Free corners rubbed, cloth starting to crack on upper hinge of volume I, hinges rubbed on volume II, inner joint papers cracked, foxing spots, faint undated signature on each title page, fair to good. Wolff [7329] in original cloth. Non-fiction. A series of historical narratives including the stories of the Jew Suss and the Man in the Iron Mask, and numerous less well-known adventures and mysteries. a heavy two-volume set which may require additional postage View more info

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The Recluse of Rill (1911)

By: Wright-Henderson, R. W. [Robert William Wright-Henderson]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2225

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth, decoratively framed in white and lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, spine faintly sunned, bumped on bottom edge of front board, John Bull award plate tipped into the front endpapers,, inscriptions (1916) on front endpapers, light foxing, good+. View more info

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Severed Ties (1889)

By: Wylde, Mrs Henry [ie Jane Wylde]

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93149

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original brown cloth; lettered and decorated in darker brown on front boards, in dark brown and gilt on spines; brown leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine ends lightly rubbed, a few very faint marks on boards, owner's signature on each front board, dullish patch on front board of volume III, foxing (mainly on prelims), otherwise bright, tight: a very good set. A sensation novel. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [viii] + 248pp + ; II - [viii] + 246pp; III - [viii] + 256 pp . 16 pp catalogue dated March 1889 bound in at end of each volume. Will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Holiday Husband (1919)

By: Wyllarde, Dolf [ie Dorothy Lowndes]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03987

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1919]. Original pale blue cloth, lettered in black. Poor quality post-war paper lightly browned, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. The heroine, Vervain Chalmont, is an independent-minded Suffragette and Socialist, and goes on holiday with a man she meets on the Tube, posing as his wife (he is her holiday husband). But is she quite free of the Victorian morality which would brand her a fallen woman? View more info

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Uriah the Hittite (1904)

By: Wyllarde, Dolf [ie Dorothy Lowndes]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04314

Condition: Good


Frontispiece map of "Key island" in the Mozambique Channel. Original brown cloth with art-nouveau design in white on front board, lettered in gilt, all edges stained red. Lightly marked on spine edge of rear board, some light staining on edges of endpapers, paper browned on edges, good. Men and women, in an exotic and far-flung part of the British Empire, love and sin when freed from the restraints of conventional society..... View more info

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Take Your Choice (1926)

By: Wyllarde, Dolf [ie Dorothy Lowndes]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89001

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed brown cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board and spine. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, remains of subscription library plate on front pastedown, good. A mixed collection of stories including a run of short, comic science-fiction tales under the general heading The Discoveries of Professor Jones: The Electric Flea, The Control of the Weather, The Neo-Gravitat, The Inoculation of the Emotions & The Professor's Clothes. View more info

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A Book of Worthies Gathered from the Old Histories and Now Written Anew (1869)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Maclaren & Co.: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01510

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth with gilt border; blue-black endpapers. Front inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight) some light soiling on prelims, faint mark on rear board, good. View more info

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The Release or Caroline's French Kindred (1896)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03706

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1896]. Original blue cloth, with borders blocked in gilt (at head) and blind (at foot) of front board. Light scuffing, otherwise very good. Publisher's catalogue dated January 1896 bound in at end. View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest (1866)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 03357

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes uniformly rebound in late C20th maroon leather over maroon marbled boards, pastel blue endpapers. A little light foxing, otherwise crisp, tight, near fine. View more info

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Stray Pearls Memoirs of Margaret de Ribaumont Viscountess of Bellaise (1883)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1883

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 03740

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes in original smooth dark green cloth. A few faint marks, tiny chip at head of spine on volume II, otherwise clean, bright, very good. Collates: I - xx + 258pp + single leaf advertising Miss Yonge's Novels and Tales; II - viii + 270pp + advertisement leaf. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info

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The Trial. More Links of the Daisy Chain (1864)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1864

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 81096

Condition: Good


Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th dark green leather over purple beaded cloth. Two small chips to leather on top edge of spine, light foxing, good. Half-titles present, but not advertisement leaves. View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest (1866)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 84108

Condition: Good


Two volumes in original blue cloth, blindstamped framing on board, lettered in gilt on spines, brown endpapers. Small nicks and tiny chips to spine ends, inscriptions (1866) on each front free endpaper, otherwise good. A two volume set which may require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Armourer's Prentices (1884)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1884

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 04321

Condition: Good


Two volumes in original green cloth; decorative bands in black and gilt across front boards and spines; lettered in gilt on spines; brown endpapers (later replacements in volume I). Corners bumped, lightly scuffed, small closed splits at head of hinges, good. Historical novel set in the reign of Henry VIII; touches on the fall of Wolsey and the fate of Thomas More. View more info

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Once! (1892)

By: Yorke, Curtis [ie Susan Lee]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0979

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Light scuffing, a few foxing spots, very good. Yorke's novels sometimes deal with "sensational" subjects -- Once! treats with chloral addiction, adultery and insanity -- yet the author was regularly praised for the "wholesomeness" of her stories. View more info

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Tales of Dunstable Weir (1901)

By: Zack [ie Gwendoline Keats]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93013

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original blue black cloth over red boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed on extremities, a little faint foxing, very good. Keats's penultimate book: a collection of seven short stories set in the Devonshire village of Dunstable Weir. View more info