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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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The Pioneer (1912)

By: Bindloss, Harold

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92083

Condition: Near Fine


Coloured frontispiece. Original grey-blue cloth, decoratively framed in black, illustration on glazed paper in set in centre of front board. Light scuffing, faint foxing, near fine. Bindloss was born in Liverpool but spent parts of his life in Canada where much of his fiction -- including The Pioneer -- is set. A settlement in Alberta is named after him. This novel was reprinted several times, but the first edition is scarce. View more info

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The Happy Moralist (1907)

By: Bland, Hubert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91034

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1907]. Original grey-green cloth, lettered in white with stylised tree in green on front board. Lettering quite rubbed on spine, partial ink stamp on rear pastedown, otherwise good. Bland was the husband of novelist E. Nesbit. By all accounts he was an unpleasant man, who held quite contradictory views (he was a Fabian who opposed woman's suffrage), and treated his wife badly. This very scarce collection consists of seventeen philosophical short s... 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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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

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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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When Youth Meets Youth (1920)

By: Bodkin, M. McD. [Matthias McDonnell Bodkin]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Dublin & London, Talbot Press (Dublin)/T. Fisher Unwin (London): 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92113

Condition: Very Good


Original beige cloth, framed and lettered in brown. A few light marks, on cloth, paper lightly tanned on page edges, otherwise very good. An autobiographical novel, based on Bodkin's own time at Tullabeg Jesuit College in Co. Offaly. Bodkin wrote historical fiction and also created two memorable detectives: Paul Beck and Dora Myrl. 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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In Bad Company and Other Stories (1901)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Alexander Browne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92143

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth with blindstamped designs (trees and sun reflected in pool) on front board, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Corners and spine-ends lightly scuffed, "Presentation Copy" impressed at foot of title page, a little faint foxing, very good. Wolff [578]. Publisher's catalogue for dated 5.3.01 bound in at end. An extensive collection of brief stories and sketches, mostly reprinted from Australian papers and journals. 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 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