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Handsome Jack and Other Stories (1888)

By: Greenwood, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, R. E. King: 1901

Seller ID: VN2628

Condition: Good


Century Library. Original crimson cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Boards speckled, a little light foxing, good. Thirteen stories: Handsome Jack, The Adventures of a Wooden Leg, Redbreast, Treble Guilt, Professor Shrimpzed, Just in Pudding Time, Tom the Tinker, An Unexplained Mystery, The Witch of Blue Anchor Alley, A Romance of Costerdom, Uncle Lowtch, The Precious Pickle Jar & Goldbug's Bargain. View more info

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The Rome Express (1907)

By: Griffiths, Arthur

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, L. C. Page: 1907

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: VN2627

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed cream cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, black and white. Lacks frontispiece. Corners scuffed/rubbed, some light marks on text, inner joint papers lightly cracked (joints tight), good only. View more info

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Castle Cornet: or, The Island's Troubles in Troublous Times. A Story of the Channel Islands (1872)

By: Hawtrey, Louisa

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, S. P. C. K. [Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge]: 1900

Seller ID: VN2601

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint. Illustrated. Original grey-green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Lightly sunned, very good. 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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My Lord Duke (1897)

By: Hornung, E. W. [Ernest William Hornung]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London., Cassell & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: VN2594

Condition: Very Good


Fourth Thousand. Original fine-ribbed navy-blue cloth with gilt crown on front board; publisher's own decorated endpapers; top edge gilt. A few light mark, light scuffing, inscription (1909) on blank prelim, very good View more info

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Her Majesty the Flapper(1912)

By: James, A. E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2613

Condition: Very Good


Original tan cloth, lettered on dark brown oval on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, very good View more info

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The Mark (1903)

By: Kempster [James] Aquila

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1904

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: VN2641

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Colour illustrations, each with tissue guard. Corners rubbed, small split on upper hinge, front free endpaper removed, endpapers browned, good. First published in America in 1903. Kempster was British by birth, spent time in India, but eventually moved to California, where he worked as a journalist in San Francisco. A weird/fantasy novel, set in India. Listed in Bleiler View more info

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Joe Wilson and His Mates (1903)

By: Lawson, Henry

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Sydney & melbourne, Angus and Robertson: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2592

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rear board damp marked, stamped "For Review with Angus & Robertson's Compliments" on tile page, fair. 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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The Arabs of Love Lane or Ragamuffins (1880)

By: Lloyd, Jessie Sale

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw: 1885

Seller ID: VN2709

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1885. Original illustrated brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt, green decorated endpapers. Lightly scuffed, front free endpaper removed, some browning on pages, fair/good. View more info

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Rogues in Arcady

By: Magnay, Sir William

Price: £30.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2612

Condition: Good


First Edition. Original blindstamped royal blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Boards a little darkened, a some marks on board edges, trace of removed label on front board, spine ends scuffed, front inner joint lightly cracked, foxing on early pages, good. Crime novel View more info

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How Like a Woman (1892)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, R. E. King: 1900

Seller ID: VN2696

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Original maroon cloth on bevelled boards, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, with 3mm loss on cloth head and foot; contents clean and tight, 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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Gerald Estcourt: His Confessions (1867 as The Confessions of Gerald Estcourt)

By: Marryat, Florence

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: VN2752

Condition: Good


Undated edition (c1880). Original grey cloth lettered and decorated in brown on front board, in brown and gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Spine dulled, crease/light crack across corner of front board, otherwise 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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The Fountain of Beauty (1909)

By: Meade, L. T [Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2697

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, board edges marked; staining on endpapers, and lacking front free endpaper. A good reading copy of an uncommon Meade title, aimed at adults rather than children. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. View more info

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One of Our Conquerors (1891)

By: Meredith, George

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1891

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2624

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original royal blue cloth, decorated in black on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Spine ends chipped, but binding otherwise tight; a little staining on edges of endpapers in volume III with quarter of rear free endpaper cut out. A good reading/working copy. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Arcadians (1899)

By: Minchin, H. C. [Harry Christopher Minchin]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Oxford/London, B. H. Blackwell/T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2615

Condition: Very Good


Original grey-green cloth, illustrated and lettered in dark green and white on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, otherwise very good. View more info

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Sweet Audrey. Scenes of Country Life and Town Glamour (1899)

By: Morley, George

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2644

Condition: Good


First Edition, The Impressionist Series. Original pale green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Extremities scuffed, front free endpaper removed, tanning on early page edges, a few foxing spots, good. Eleven "scenes of rustic life in Warwickshire". Morley wrote other similar collections as well as several books on Shakespeare. View more info