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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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A Prince of Swindlers (1900)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92102

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1900]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Spine ends scuffed, lettering grazed on front board, newer endpapers laid in (many years ago), good. The adventures of a gentleman thief and the detective pursuing him. But all is not as it seems... View more info

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A Prince of Swindlers (1900)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92103

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1900]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Spine ends rubbed, with small nicks/splits, endpapers browned and chipped on inner joints, good-. View more info

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

By: Borrow, George

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1851

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93043

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. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage View more info

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Divorce. A Domestic Tragedy of Modern France (1904). Translated from the French by E. L. Charwood. [Un Divorce, 1904]

By: Bourget, Paul

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1904

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2792

Condition: Good


The Phoenix Library Vol III. Original crimson cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Small closed tear to top edge of lower hinge, some speckling and marking on board edges, good. 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 - [viii] + 244pp; II - [viii] + 256pp; III - [viii] + 244pp. A review in The Spectator summarises the plot thus: "We are intro... 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 polysyllabic preciosity." 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 Norseman's Pilgrimage in 1875. 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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The Infidel. A Story of the Great Revival (1900)

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

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88059

Condition: Good


Undated First Edition, [1900]. Original fine-ribbed black cloth, with blindstamped panel of leaves in centre of front board; lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Front inner joint very neatly (all but invisibly) restored, light scuffing to corners, a little light foxing, good. Sadleir [295]. An historical novel of the Methodist Revival. View more info

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The Octoroon or The Lily of Louisiana (1999)

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

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 1999

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 91027

Condition: Very Good


Edited, with an Introduction, by Jennifer Carnell. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: fine. Original illustrated dustwrapper: minimal scuffing, a few faint marks, very good. Originally serialised in The Halfpenny Journal between 1861 and 1862, and then published in a slightly abridged book edition - but only in America. 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

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[Odd Volume] Strangers and Pilgrims (1873) Volume 1 (I)

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

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Maxwell: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0693

Condition: Poor


Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volume 1 (I) ONLY. Volumes 2 (II) & 3 (III) are not present. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Cloth wrinkled, endpapers wrinkled, worn on spine with small holes, poor only. Volume 1 of 3 only. View more info

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[Odd Volume] The Venetians (1892) Volume 3 (III)

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

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0694

Condition: Poor


Originally published in three volumes. This copy is volume 3 (III) ONLY. Volumes 1 (I) & 2 (II) are not present. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Cloth dampstained and wrinkled, rear inner joint repaired, circulating library bookplate on front pastedown, poor. Volume 1 of 3 only. View more info

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The Doings of Berengaria (1907)

By: Bradley, Shelland [ie Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell: 1913

Seller ID: VN2412

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt, with illustration on oval glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Corners bumped, a little foxing, date (1917) in pencil on front free endpaper, otherwise good to very good. The author's first work of fiction, first published in India in 1902 and then in London in1907. In this copy the title page is an undated cancel, and mentions the author's second book (An American Girl in India, 1907). It is probably a late issue of the 1907 edition with a new title page: COPAC gives a date of 1913. A collection of ironic tales and sketches, set in the Indian to... View more info

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My Lady of Aros (1910)

By: Brandane, John [ie John McIntyre]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03997

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece map of Isle of Mull. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, perforated stamp ("Presentation Copy") on title page, a little foxing, very good. "A Stevensonian romance of Mull and the Western Isles and Highlands, when Jacobite plots were still hatching and hunting of suspects by Hanoverian soldiers was going on" (Historical Fiction). Scarce. View more info

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Roseteague; or The Heir of Treville Crewse (1874)

By: Bray, Mrs [Anna Eliza]

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1874

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 93019

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes in original emerald green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in blind on rear boards, and in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. Corners and spine tips scuffed, bookplates of John Davies Enys on each front pastedown, faint trace of inscription on front free endpaper of volume I, otherwise a very good set. Wolff [794]. Two volume set will require additional postage outsied the UK. View more info

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The Last of the Dynmokes (1893)

By: Bray, [Sir] Claude

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1893

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 92073

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-grey cloth, with elaborate blindstamped designs on front boards, lettered in gilt on spine; royal blue endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small chips on endpapers, signatures (1899) on versos of front free endpapers, otherwise very good. [NB, there is smokey odour in the book]. Wolff [799]. Is Aubrey Truscott -- travelling showman, protégé of a quack doctor -- really the last of the Dynmokes and Squire Jasper's missing heir -- or an imposter? Probably inspired by the Tichborne Case. A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Domestic Life; or, The H--- Family. Translated from the Swedish (1844)

By: Bremer, Miss Frederika

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Allman: 1844

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 92047

Condition: Good


Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, with blindstamped framing, gilt vignettes and lettering; yellow endpapers; all edges gilt. Cloth lightly sunned, small chip on corner at head of spine, front free endpaper removed, inscription (1867) on recto of frontispiece, a little foxing, good. View more info