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Sylvia's Lovers

By: Gaskell, Mrs [Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1882

Seller ID: VN2821

Condition: Good


Novels and Tales by Mrs Gaskel, Volume III. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decorated and lettered in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, chipped at foot of spine, inner joints lightly cracked, good. View more info

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Ruth and Other Tales

By: Gaskell, Mrs [Elizabeth]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1888

Seller ID: VN2770

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, some browning and foxing on prelims, good. Contains the novel Ruth, and 4 short stories: The Grey Woman, Morton Hall, Mr Harrison's Confessions, & Heart and Hand. View more info

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One Woman's Life (1913)

By: Herrick, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1913

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2768

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks, trace of removed label at foot of spine, good. Herrick was one of the "realist" American realist novelist at the turn of the C19th & C20th, and his work has been compared to that of George Gissing. The novel was originally published by Macmillan in New York in the same year: it seems odd that the British edition is not by Macmillan but Mills & Boon. Publisher's catalogue for Spring... View more info

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Sister Matty and Company. A Mixed Lot (1918)

By: Holmes, Robert. Police Court Missionary

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh/London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: VN2756

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Gilt a little dulled, boards slightly bowed, war-time paper tanned throughout, good. All but one of the characters sketched in this volume are selected out of some three hundred ex-convicts I have had a hand in seeking to help these twenty years...". Case studies of criminals written up as short stories. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "The very Rev. the Dean of Worcester with Robert Holmes's esteem and r... View more info

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Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1884: The Indiscretion of the Duchess. Being a Story Concerning Two Ladies, a Nobleman, and a Necklace (1894)

By: Hope, Anthony [ie Anthony Hope Hawkins]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2765

Condition: Good


Rebound in late C19th maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endapers. Spine and edge of rear board somewhat sunned, signature on top edge of title page, otherwise good. View more info

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A Crack County (1888)

By: Kennard, Mrs Edward [ie Mary Kennard]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co.: 1889

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: VN2847

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, in gilt on spine; green flower-patterned endpapers. Edges bumped, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. First published in three volumes in 1888. View more info

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Whited Sepulchres. The Story of a Modern Mystic (1924)

By: Knipe, John [ie Mildred Richings]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2834

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1924]. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned, a few light marks, very good. a novel on a religious and mystical theme. The author's foreword warns of the "disruption which will probably soon follow in our National Church". View more info

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The History of a Walking Stick in Ten Notches (1886)

By: Le Free, Richard [ie Richard William Free]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2844

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown patterned endpapers. Nicks chips to lower hinge (see photograph), page edges faintly tanned, name stamp on title page, good. A young city clerk retrieves a walking stick from a pond: the grateful owner befriends him and regales him with ten stories. View more info

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The Great White Queen. A Tale of Treasure and treason (1896)

By: Le Queux, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw: 1900

Seller ID: VN2753

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Coloured frontispiece. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; al edges green. Spine lightly sunned, good+. The first edition was published by F. V. White & co in 1896. The Shaw edition is (always) a reprint. "It is a curious story, full of exciting adventures, extraordinary discoveries, and mysteries amazing". View more info

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A Casket of Mirth, A Selection of Twenty-Four Humorous and Amusing Stories and Sketches (1896)

By: Lyall, John, W.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Porst Glasgow, Wm. Miller, Express Office: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2837

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece portrait of author. Original royal blue cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt. A few light scuffs and marks on front board, otherwise very good. View more info

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Joel Marsh: An American. And Other Stories (1893)

By: Macalpine, Avery

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Bowden: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2852

Condition: Good


Two-tone cloth; maroon spine, lettered in gilt, with beige boards lettered in maroon; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Front free endpaper removed, otherwise clean and bright: good+ View more info

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The Dog Fiend or Snarleyyow (1837)

By: Marryat, Captain [Frederick]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1862

Seller ID: VN2820

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Wavy-grained bright emerald green cloth, blindstamped framing on boards, elaborate gilt decorations and lettering on all spines; cream endpapers. Frontispiece. Corners scuffed, a little rubbing on hinges and spine tips, a little foxing on prelims, good. View more info

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Gerald Estcourt (1867 as The Confessions of Gerald Estcourt)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN2751

Condition: Good


Undated New Edition (c1890). Original grey cloth with blue speckled pattern on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Staple bound. Spine ends nicked and bumped, inner joint papers lightly cracked, some rusting of staples, good. View more info

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The Prey of the Gods (1871)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: VN2766

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1895. Original crimson cloth with raised pattern of chrysanthemums on front board. Lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, front inner joint papers chipped, otherwise very good. View more info

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A Spoiler of Men (1905)

By: Marsh, Richard [ie Richard Heldmann]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Staple Inn Press: 1925

Seller ID: VN2849

Condition: Fair


New Edition. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine end spine endes of board quite sunned, 5 cm split to lower end of rear hinge. Fair, a decent reading copy. View more info

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My Day with the Hounds and Other Stories (1881)

By: Mason, Finch

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Cambridge, W. Spalding: 1881

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2791

Condition: Fair


Yellowback, undated first edition, with owner's signature dated May 2nd, 1881 on front free endpaper (the British Library incorrectly dates the book to 1882). Original glazed paper covered boards, with sketch of huntsman and lettering in black on front bord. Lacks spine, small tera to edge of front free endpaper, thus fair/good. Scarce. Contains five sporting (ie horse-riding and hunting) stories. View more info

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Comin' Thro' the Rye (1875)

By: Mathers, Helen [ie Ellen Mathews]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1884

Seller ID: VN2823

Condition: Good


Eleventh Edition, Favourite Novels. Original black cloth, blindstamped on boards, gilt decorations on spine, brown endpapers. Cloth a little dulled on upper corner of rear board, some light staining on rear endpapers, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), signature (1887) on title page, good. View more info

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Basile the Jester A Romance of the Days of Mary Queen of Scots (1896)

By: Muddock, J. E. [James Edward Preston Muddock]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1920

Seller ID: VN2755

Condition: Good


Undated reprint/reissue, c1920. Original pinky-purple cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Cloth unevenly sunned, but otherwise a clean tight copy of on of Muddock's historical romances. Scarce. View more info

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For the Queen (1912)

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1918

Seller ID: VN2750

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1918/ Original red cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in black. Frontispiece. Spine a trifle dulled, some foxing spots, inscription (1918) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. View more info

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Ambrose Lavendale, Diplomat (1920)

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips [Edward Phillips Oppenheim]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2836

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1920]. Original red cloth with blindstamped decoration, lettered in black on spine. Corners a little rubbed, lightly marked on boards, page edges lightly tanned, one page has untrimmed edges, otherwise good. List of Oppenheim's contains only books published up to 1920 View more info