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Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman (1836)

By: Blessington, Countess [Marguerite of]

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman: 1836

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 87147

Condition: Good


Six plates ("My First Love", "My Second Love" etc). Original pinky-red cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt ornament on front board, elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. Spine sunned with short splits to cloth at head of hinges, light foxing, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a clean tight copy, good. View more info

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The Tale of a Horse (1884)

By: Blinkhoolie [ie William Allison]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1884

Seller ID: 02960

Condition: Very Good


First Edition: George Routledge & Sons. Frontispiece (see note below). Late C19th brown leather over brown cloth, raised bands on spine. Light scuffing, some browning on endpapers, very good. Note: once a yellowback -- the pictorial paper from the original front board has been mounted to make the frontispiece for this rebound volume. View more info

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The Most Famous Loba. A Romance (1901)

By: Blissett, Nellie K.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London., William Blackwood & Sons: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2103

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, with illustrations of medieval castle and lettering in black and white, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, a little foxing, very good. Scarce. A medieval romance of knight and courtly ladies, set in and around Carcassonne in South-west France. View more info

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Across the Salt Seas. A Romance of War and Adventure (1898)

By: Bloundelle-Burton, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00314

Condition: Fair


Original fine-ribbed red cloth. Spine sunned/darkened, evidence of removed bookplate at head of front board, speckled on rear board, a little foxing in text, undated signature on half-title. Otherwise a tight copy fair/good. View more info

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A Dead Reckoning (1904)

By: Bloundelle-Burton, John

Price: £25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88028

Condition: Very Good


Original sage-green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly marked on boards, light scuffing, faint foxing, very good. One of Bloundelle-Burton's "Novels of To-day": a story of secret marriages, bigamy and blackmail. View more info

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Plain Living A Bush Idyll (1898)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Alexander Browne]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 82016

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's presentation copy with circular impressed stamp on title page. Original fine-ribbed blue cloth with impressed design of trees and gilt lettering on front board. Spine a trifle dulled, light foxing and faint tanning to page edges, signatures (1898 & 1948) on front pastedown, very good. Wolff [585]. Publisher's catalogue dated 50.1.98 (sic) bound in at end. View more info

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A Romance of Canvas Town and Other Stories (1898)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Browne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90102

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration of surf-topped wave, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly scuffed on spine ends, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, very good. Wolff [587]. A collection of five stories. View more info

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The Last Chance A Tale of the Golden West (1905)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Browne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90134

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration of tropical trees, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Spine a trifle darkened, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. Wolff [579]. View more info

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The Adventures of Mr Wellaby Johnson (1914)

By: Booth, Oliver

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Bristol & London, J. W. Arrowsmith & Simpkin, Marshall ect: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2480

Condition: Good


Original green moire cloth, lettered in gilt; all edges gilt. Spine considerably sunned, a little foxing, good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Mrs M. Harris with the compliments of the Author. Oliver Booth, May 1914". A series of adventures, largely comic in nature, with some criminous content. The book is listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info

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The Fascination of the King (1897)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1365

Condition: Good


Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards: inset illustration on glazed paper on front board, lettered in gilt. 4 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. Corners rubbed, inscription in pencil (1897) on front free endpaper, stamp on front pastedown, edges of free endpapers nicked, some foxing, good. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2510

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, a couple of tiny holes in cloth on spine, small chips to cloth on spine ends, short split to cloth at head of spine, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. View more info

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The League of Twelve (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2511

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges sunned, cloth chipped on spine ends, bookplate on front pastedown, fair to good binding: contents lightly foxed but otherwise tight. A crime novel featuring love at first sight, and innocent girl held captive, a mysterious disappearance, and attempted political assassination. View more info

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For Love of Her (1905)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2533

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, blindstamped flower design in pale green on front board below title; lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, inner joint papers cracked (but both joints tight), signature (in green) along inner edge of front pastedown, some foxing. A well-used copy of an uncommon title: good. A collection of fourteen short stories published in the year of Boothby's death. View more info

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Lavengro; The Scholar--The Gypsy--The Priest (1851)

By: Borrow, George

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1851

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 86088

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-green cloth with blindstamped framing; paper title labels on spines; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spines and board edges faintly sunned, paper labels rubbed, foxing on early pages: a good set in its original state. Wolff [598]. Publisher's catalogue present in Volumes I & II. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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Beta (1890)

By: Bourne, Mrs

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1890

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 88101

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original brown cloth, framed and lettered in dark brown on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. [Volume II is in a slightly different shade of brown]. Corners and spine ends bumped and scuffed, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plates on front free endpapers, later plain endpapers in volume III, inner joint papers cracking /chipped, but all joints tight, light foxing. A fair to good set. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [vi... View more info

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God and the King (1911)

By: Bowen, Marjorie [ie Margaret Campbell]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03748

Condition: Near Fine


Original smooth, dark green cloth. Lettered in gilt within circle of gilt leaves on front board. A couple of light bumps to edges, otherwise clean, bright, near fine. One of Bowen's stirring and strongly-plotted historical romances. God and the King concerns the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 and the overthrow of James II. View more info

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The Amazing Lady (1899)

By: Bowles, M. [Mamie Bowles]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2493

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated (with twigs and blossom) in dark green and white on front board, and spine. Spine darkened and scuffed on ends, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads (rather oddly): "Mamie's dedication to Beresford". The novel was reviewed in The Spectator: "[Magda Stacpoole's] engage- ment to, and ultimate rescue from, a deliriously decadent lover is described with an intoxicating exuberance of polysyllab... View more info

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A Norseman's Pilgrimage (1875)

By: Boyesen, Hjalmar Hjorth

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Co.: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 90005

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt, yellow endpapers. Rubbed and nicked at head of spine, one corner creased, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Algernon R. Boyesen from his affectionate father Hjalmar H. Boyesen...May 1892. Boyesen was born in Norway and emigrated to the U. S. A. at the age of 21. He became the first Norwegian author to write a novel (Gunnar, 1874) in his adopted country, and followed it with A Nors... View more info

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When Every Tree Was Green (1912)

By: Bradby, G. F. [Godfrey Fox Bradby]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03159

Condition: Good


Original grey-green cloth, lettered in black. Trace of removed bookplate on top edge of front board, undated signature on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. The novel concerns the lives of 5 children "who live with their grandparents while their parents are away in India" (Edwardian Fiction) View more info

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[Odd Volumes] Thou Art the Man (1894) Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0691

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1894]. Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volumes 2 (II) and 3 (III) ONLY. Volume 1 (I) is not present. Two volumes in original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spines dulled, bookplate on front free endpapers. Volume 2 has boards detached from text block. 2 volumes out of 3 only. Heavy: may require additional postage outside UK. View more info