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Under Blue Skies (1919)

By: Stacpoole, H. De Vere [Henry de Vere Stacpoole]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2989

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1919]. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black on spine. Lightly scuffed, some rubbong on lower hinge, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Publisher's catalogue for Spring 1919, including this title among forthcoming books: "a big sunlit book, a tonic book, full of the freshness of the sea". Contains the short novel The Frigate Bird, and ten short stories. View more info

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The Elder Sister

By: Swinnerton, Frank

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1926

Seller ID: VN2940

Condition: Good


Green cloth over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; continental patterned endpapers. Edges faintly sunned, browning on prelims, signature on half-title, good. Todd [4715]. First/only issue; series half-title bound in. View more info

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The Coming of Sonia and Other Stories (1902)

By: Synge, Mrs Hamilton

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2831

Condition: Good


Original bright green cloth, lettered in gilt. A clean tight, bright copy APART FROM the rear board, which is discoloured (see photograph) View more info

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Legal T Leaves (1903)

By: Turner, Edward F.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2846

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. A few light marks on boards, endpapers browned, front free endpaper removed and W. H. Smith's label on front pastedown, good. Short stories of crime and litigation, as experienced by a member of the legal profession. View more info

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Wilton, Q. C; or, Life in a Highland Shooting Box (1895)

By: Tweedie, Mrs Alec [Ethel Brilliana Tweedie]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2825

Condition: Fair


Original two-tone cloth: back spine and half of front board black, lettered in gilt; remaining half of front board yellow, lettered in gilt; red strip along dividing line. Cloth soiled and lightly marked, chipped head and foot of spine, fair. As the title suggests, this combines society manners, hunting and sport, with Scottish scenery. Mrs Tweedie wrote similar tales set in Iceland and Norway View more info

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A Modern Crusader (1895)

By: Veitch, Sophy F. F. [Sophie Frances Fane Veitch]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92060A

Condition: Good


Original grey-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in darker blue and gilt. Lightly scuffed, from free endpaper removed, otherwise a tight copy: good. Sophie F. F. Veitch "is best known for her sensation novels, which focus on hidden madness and extramarital desires, and are remarkable for their unusual perspective on female passion as essential. Her works ... are nevertheless witty and engaging" (Orlando Project). A Modern Crusader was the last of her ten novels. View more info

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Marcella (1894)

By: Ward, Mrs Humphry [ ie Mary Augusta Ward]

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: VN2819

Condition: Fair


First Edition in three volumes. Three volumes uniformly rebound in black leather over red marbled boards; ruled and lettered in gilt on spines. Free corners rubbed, paper rubbed along board edges, leather worn at top/bottoms of spines, with 2 cm chip to foot of volumes 3. Text blocks clean and tight but binding in only fair condition. A heavy set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Not Known Here (1920)

By: Ward, Mrs Wilfred [ie Josephine Mary Ward]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2903

Condition: Good


Undated first edition, with publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1920 at end. Original blue cloth, lettered in black. Some rubbing to corners and spine ends, a lightly marked on boards, endpapers tanned, good. Set during the First World War: the hero believes he may be the son of a German and struggles with his identity and feelings of shame. View more info

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Alise of Astra (1910)

By: Watson, H. B. Marriott [Henry Brereton Marriott Watson]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1910

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: VN2824

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Endpapers browned, light foxing, very good. A Ruritanian romance, after the manner of Anthony Hope. View more info

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The Wedding Day (1914)

By: Williamson, C. N. & A. M. [Charles Norris & Alice Muriel Williamson]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1919

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: VN2990

Condition: Good


Early C20th binding in green cloth over marbled boards; patterned endpapers. Spine a little darkened, board edges lightly sunned and scuffed, paper tanned on page edges, signature (1920) on half-title, good. Todd [4527a]. First issue: series half-title bound in. During the First World War, Tauchnitz (based in Germany) was -- for obvious reasons -- unable to continue to offer new books by English and American authors for continental readers and English travellers. The company filled the four years by publishing older material. This was the first "new" book (five years after its London i... View more info

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Warleigh's Trust (1883)

By: Worboise, Emma Jane

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke: 1900

Seller ID: VN2865

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint. Original deep pink cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Various signatures on prelims (1922, 1962, 2003). Spine faded and torn on ends: a reading copy. View more info

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Overdale. The Story of a Pervert (1869)

By: Worboise, Emma Jane

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke: 1900

Seller ID: VN2866

Condition: Good


Popular Edition, Second Impression. Undated (c1900). Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned, a few marks on front board, page edges tanned, good View more info

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The Fortunes of Cyril Denham (1869)

By: Worboise, Emma Jane

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, James Clarke: 1905

Seller ID: VN2905

Condition: Good


Popular Edition, undated (c1905). Original red cloth, lettered in black. A few light marks, paper fainly tanned, signatures on prelims, good. View more info

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The Herd Boy and His Hermit (1900)

By: Yonge, Charlotte M. [Charlotte Mary Yonge]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, National Society's Depository: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2997

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition [1900]. List of titles by Yonge to 1899 facing title page. Original illustrated light brown cloth (Wolff says "bistre"). Lightly marked on edge of rear board, a little foxing, very good. Wolff [7367], but with a catalogue, which is not present in this copy. View more info

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Therese Raquin

By: Zola, Emile

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1910

Seller ID: VN2864

Condition: Good


New Edition. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lettering dulled/oxidised owner's note about play adaptation on front pastedown, good. View more info