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Lord John in New York (1918)

By: Williamson, C. N. & A. M. [ie C[harles] N[orris] & A[lice] M[uriel] Williamson]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2602

Condition: Good


Original pinky-red cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine lightly sunned, paper tanned on edges throughout, good. A scarce Williamson title, printed on poor quality paper at the end of the First World War. View more info

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Name the Woman (1924)

By: Williamson, Mrs C. N. [ie Alice Muriel Williamson]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91040

Condition: Very Good


Original pale blue cloth, framed and lettered in black. Small nick at head of spine, light foxing, very good. Crime novel. Alice Williamson wrote a long list of sensational crime novels from the 1890s to the 1930s, but was best known for her "motoring novels" which she co-wrote (or perhaps not) with her husband Charles. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Last Year's Wife (1932)

By: Williamson, Mrs C. N. [ie Alice Muriel Williamson]:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0301

Condition: Very Good


New Ninepenny Novels, Leaders of Modern Fiction. Original grey card, decorated in blue. A little rubbed head/foot of spine, otherwise very good. Alice Williamson found her greatest fame writing motoring romances (for example The Lightening Conductor, 1902) with her husband Charles during the Edwardian era. After his death she continued to write (using her late husband's initials, rather than her own), until she committed suicide in 1933. View more info

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The Convalescent (1859)

By: Willis, N. Parker [Nathaniel Parker Willis]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Son & Co: 1859

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN1573

Condition: Good


A series of letters, chronicling the thoughts and experiences, excursions and adventures of a convalescent invalid over a period of about two years and covering many diverse subjects (Catching a Snapping Turtle...Winter diseases...Dog Insanity...Pic-Nic in Dell Monell...). Mid-C19th green leather over marbled boards; rebacked with new green cloth spine and black title label, new endpapers; original leather corner pieces heavly worn, but book otherwise sold and contents clean and tight: good View more info

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The Rise and Progress of Sir Timothy Buncombe, Kt. and M.P. An Extra-Moral Biography (1886)

By: Wilson, Alexander Johnstone

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Manchester/London, John Dale/Hamilton, Adams & Co.: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80110

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, black endpapers. Light scuffing, corners bumped, leading edge of boards a little rubbed, good. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Thomas Wanless, Peasant". A humorous and satirical portrait of the rise of a ruthless, self-made man. View more info

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For a Woman's Honour. A Mystery of Mount Street (1911)

By: Wilson, Christopher

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87006

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1911]. Original scarlet cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. A few faint marks, a few foxing spots, very good. Medical crime novel, listed in Hubin. Murder is committed using "the serum of death" which activates dangerous bacteria in the victim's body. View more info

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Studies and Romances (1873)

By: Wilson, H. Schütz [Henry Schütz Wilson]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Henry S. King: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90091

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt and black; black endpapers. Corners lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. Two "studies" -- on Shakespeare and Goethe -- followed by thirteen short stories. Not to be confused with Wilson's later book Studies in History, Legend and Literature (1884). View more info

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Strange Partners (1905)

By: Wintle, Gilbert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87068

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original blindstamped black cloth with border in green, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, very good. Crime novel. View more info

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Strange Partners (1905)

By: Wintle, Gilbert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87107

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original blindstamped black cloth with border in green, lettered in gilt. A little rubbing on corners, a few small nicks on spine ends, good. Crime novel. View more info

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Nights with an Old Lag (1911)

By: Wintle, W. J. [William James Wintle]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Ouseley: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85064

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1911]. Frontispiece. Original black cloth, framed and lettered in red on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, light foxing, signature (1915) on front pastedown, very good. Confessions of "one of the most daring and expert burglars and safe-breakers in Great Britain". Wintle claims the material is "true", but the book is listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info

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Mildred Arkell (1865)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Elen Wood]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1865

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 85020

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes bound as one in late C19th black leather over red marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Boards grazed, inscription (1870) on blank prelim, very good. Sadleir [3351]. This copy bound up without half-titles. A heavy item which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Oswald Cray (1864)

By: Wood, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen Wood]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black: 1864

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 89096

Condition: Good


Three volumes uniformly rebound in purplish-blue beaded cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Trace of removed bookplates on front boards, cloth generally but unevenly sunned, a little foxing, note in pen below title on each title page ("MCH Nurses Library No III") but otherwise all three volumes very tight: a good set. Sadleir [3354], (in original cloth). The current copy has the half-titles, but not the blank leaves following the end of the text in each volume. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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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