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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

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The Woman Thou Gavest Me Being the Story of Mary O'Neill (1913)

By: Caine, [Thomas Henry] Hall

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03829

Condition: Very Good


Original crimson cloth, with crossed lines and flowers in black, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, undated signature on front pastedown, a little foxing, very good. One of Caine's most controversial titles, dealing with divorce and illegitimacy. View more info

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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

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The Mistress of Brae Farm (1896)

By: Carey, Rosa N. [Rosa Nouchette Carey]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1809

Condition: Good


Favourite Novels. Original blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; published own monogrammed endpapers. Lightly scuffed, corner rubbed, W. H. Smith library plate on front pastedown, signatures (1934) on prelims, good View more info

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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

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The Adventures of Jones (1895)

By: Carruth, Hayden

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1895

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 01600

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original red cloth, decorated in gilt and lettered in black. A few light marks, foxing on endpapers, otherwise clean, tight, very good.  A collection of humorous tall stories. Jones has done everything: from surviving local cyclones to reaching the North Pole. View more info

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Love Gilds the Scene and Women Guide the Plot

By: Castle, Agnes & Egerton

Price: £12.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00626

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, decoratively blocked and lettered in gilt. A little light scuffing, signature (1919) on front free endpaper, a few faint foxing spots, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good. View more info

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Kitty and Others (1922)

By: Castle, Agnes & Egerton

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01269

Condition: Very Good


Undated (1922). Original blue cloth, with black frame on front board., lettered in black on spine. Lightly marked on rear board, spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. A collection of 6 linked short stories (The Castle of a Thousand Shocks) and a further 6 independent stories. Uncommon title. View more info

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John Seneschal's Margaret (1920)

By: Castle, Agnes & Egerton

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01435

Condition: Good


Undated first edition (1920). Original blindstamped pink cloth. faintly sunned on spine, front endpaper tipped in, some browning on prelims, inscription (Xmas, 1920) on front pastedown good. View more info

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Special Messenger (1909)

By: Chambers, Robert W. [Robert William Chambers]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1909

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN1598

Condition: Very Good


Undated first UK edition [1909]. Original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black (gilt title on spine). Title page printed in maroon and black. Minimal scuffing, foxing (heavy on prelims, but light in text): very good. The story of a girl who works as a messnger during the American Civil War. View more info

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Exemplary and Instructive Biography for the Study of Youth

By: Chambers, William & Robert (editors)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William & Robert Chambers: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00462

Condition: Very Good


Mid C19th green cloth on light boards; hand-cut leather title label on spine. Corners scuffed, some faint marking on edges on rear board, very good View more info

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Breaking the King Row or, the Activities of Mr Freshleigh German-American (1916)

By: Chambrun, Countess De {Clara Longworth De Pineton]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1916

Seller ID: 02209

Condition: Good


Undated first edition (1916). Frontispiece. Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A few specks and light marks to cloth, otherwise good. Clara Longworth was an American-born writer (an expert on Shakespeare) who married into the French nobility (her husband was French military attache to Washington) and migrated to France. This is a novel romance of diplomatic and ambassadorial life in Europe at the outset of Word War I. Uncommon. View more info

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The Arethusa. A Naval Story (1837)

By: Chamier, Captain Frederick

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1837

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90038

Condition: Fair


Three volumes rebound in mid-C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards; green endpapers; black leather title labels on spines. Backstrips gummed to text blocks with consequent creasing to leather. Hinges rubbed (especially on Volume I), with small splist on hinge ends, boards lightly grazed, inscriptions/signatures (in pencil) on prelims in each volume: a fair set. Sadleir [325], Wolff [1158]. This copy is bound up without the half-titles. A heavy three-volume set wh... View more info