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Image for Kittie Lonsdale and Some Rumsby Folk (1898)

Kittie Lonsdale and Some Rumsby Folk (1898)

By: Bryant, Emily M.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Charles H. Kelly: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80037

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A few light marks, endpapers browned, Sunday School inscription on front free endpaper, very good. A collection of short stories set in the Lincolnshire village of Rumsby, making use of Lincolnshire dialect. View more info

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The Story of a Ploughboy Told by Himself (1912)

By: Bryce, James

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, John Lane: 1912

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: VN1311

Condition: Good


With an introduction by Edwin Markham. Original light green cloth, lettered and illustrated in darker green. Edges scuffed, some foxing, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, good. A story of lowly farm life in Scotland. View more info

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Made in France. French Tales Re-told with a United States Twist (1893)

By: Bunner, H. C. [Henry Cuyler Bunner]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1893

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2595

Condition: Very Good


Original pale beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in dark brown and green. Illustrated. A little light foxing, a few light marks, very good. View more info

Image for MoKeanna!, A Treble Temptation &c., &c., &c. (1873)

MoKeanna!, A Treble Temptation &c., &c., &c. (1873)

By: Burnand, F. C. [Francis Cowley Burnand]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co.: 1873

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 86140

Condition: Good


Four double-page illustrations. Original maroon cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, cream endpapers. Lightly scuffed, donation bookplate on front pastedown, signature (1891) on verso of front free endpaper, good. MoKeanna; or, The White Witness is a parody of the penny dreadful stories of G. W. M. Reynolds. It is followed by two parodies of Charles Reade: A Treble Temptation [ie A Terrible Temptation] and Chikkin Hazard [ie... View more info

Image for A Lady of Quality Being a most curious, hitherto unknown history, as related by Mr Isaac Bickerstaff but not presented to the World of Fashion through the pages of The Tatler, and now for the first time written down... (1896)

A Lady of Quality Being a most curious, hitherto unknown history, as related by Mr Isaac Bickerstaff but not presented to the World of Fashion through the pages of The Tatler, and now for the first time written down... (1896)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1896

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN0966

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original green cloth with blindstamped scrolling and gilt lettering. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, very good. An historical romance of the 1690s. View more info

Image for In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim (1899)

In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim (1899)

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1966

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1899]. Original light brown cloth, lettered and decorated in dark brown and gilt. Extremities scuffed, tiny nicks at foot of spine, endpapers browned, good. View more info

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The Dawn of a To-morrow

By: Burnett, Francess Hodgson

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1907

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2574

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth, decorated in gilt. A few light foxing spots, otherwise crisp, bright and fine copy. View more info

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Elizabeth and Other Sketches (1889)

By: Butt, Beatrice May

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80031

Condition: Good


Contemporary circulating library binding in blindstamped maroon cloth: brown endpapers. Spine sunned, W. H. Smith label (stamped "sold") on front pastedown, good. 5 short stories and novelettes, which had previously appeared in Blackwood's Magazine. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Miss Molly, Alison, Lesterre Durant etc". Not in Wolff. View more info

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Eugénie (1877)

By: Butt, Beatrice May

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1877

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 80300

Condition: Very Good


Original salmon pink cloth, blocked in black: black endpapers. Light scuffing, inscription on front pastedown, very good. Not in Wolff, who held 3 titles by this author. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Miss Molly". A French girl marries a German Count, shortly before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. View more info

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Fly-Leaves (1872)

By: C. S. C {ie Charles Stuart Calverley)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Deighton, Bell & Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0125

Condition: Fair


Original green cloth. Later endpapers. Spine tips worn, erased notes/names on endpapers, bookplate of John Charrington of Shenley on front pastedown: a fair copy. View more info

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A Double Scoop (1924)

By: Cable, Boyd [ie Ernest Andrew Ewart]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 04116

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1924]. Publisher's remainder binding: maroon cloth, with blindstamped borders on boards, and art-nouveau flower designs on spine, lettered in gilt. Lettering on spine oxidised, otherwise very good. Semi-humorous crime novel (listed in Hubin). Chuck Summers pursues clues to the disappearance of William Goodenough, through Australa and the Far East. Cable/Ewart wrote two crime novels and a collection of short stories (his best known works relate his... View more info

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Strong Hearts (1899)

By: Cable, George W. [George Washington Cable]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1899

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 02870

Condition: Good


Original red-brown buckram, lettered in gilt on spine, black endpapers. Lightly sunned, stamp on blank prelim, a little foxing, good. 3 long stories: The Solitary, The Taxidermist & The Entomologist. Cable was a friend of Mark Twain, and wrote extensively of the American South, particularly Louisiana. View more info

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The Bondman Play (1906)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Daily Mail: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN0485

Condition: Very Good


Play version of one of Caine's successful novels, illustrated with photos from the original production. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Small tear to top edge of front free endpaper, a little foxing, otherwise a clean, bright copy, very good. View more info

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The White Prophet (1909)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1909

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 04361

Condition: Very Good


"Library of Modern Fiction". Illustrated. Two volumes in original red cloth on light boards, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spines faintly sunned, otherwise very good. Wolff [1044]. View more info

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The Prodigal Son (1904)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02890

Condition: Very Good


Original deep red cloth with tripple ruling criss-crossing on front board, with two flowers and gilt lettering. Light scuffing, faint foxing, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Master of Man (1921)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03123

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth with crossed lines and flowers in black on front board; lettered in black and gilt. Minimal scuffing, a few light marks, very good. View more info

Image for Adventures of the Comte de la Muette During the Reign of Terror (1898)

Adventures of the Comte de la Muette During the Reign of Terror (1898)

By: Capes, Bernard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 85104

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt: dark green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, Note ("First Edition") on verso of front free endpaper, very good. View more info

Image for My Lady Frivol (1899)

My Lady Frivol (1899)

By: Carey, Rosa Nouchette

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 88103

Condition: Very Good


Original bright green cloth, lettered and decorated (in art-nouveau style) in gilt. A little light scuffing, light foxing, very good. Not in Wolff. View more info

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A Lover of the Beautiful. A Study (1890)

By: Carmarthen, Katherine

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03869

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with blindstamped and gilt borders on front board; black endpapers. Corners rubbed, a few light marks, trace of label on rear board, plain white label for Fasque (stained) on front board, good. Wolff [1133]. From the library of Fasque, the family home of the Gladstone family. Publisher's catalogue dated September 1889 at end. The British Library has this title listed as by Katherine OSBORNE, the Duchess of Leeds, who issued a collection of short stori... View more info

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A Woman of Shawmut. A Romance of Colonial Times (1891)

By: Carpenter, Edmund Janes

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Boston (Mass), Little, Brown & Co.: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 04074

Condition: Very Good


Original two-tone cloth: boards white with cameo of woman's head in white, pink and gilt; spine brown, lettered in gilt. A little marking on cloth, otherwise very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Mrs Frank D. Allen with the kind regards of the author E. J. Carpenter, May 1894. View more info