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Hoary Head, and the Vallies Below (1838)

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1838

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2700

Condition: Good


Mid C19th grey-green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, school prize inscription (1839) on front free endpaper, light foxing, good++. A collection of religious stories for children, originally published in the USA. No copy of this edition on COPAC. View more info

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An Arm-Chair in the Smoking Room: or Fiction, Anecdote, Humour, and Fancy for Dreamy Half-Hours with Notes on Cigars, Meerschaums, and Smoking, from Various Pens (1870)

By: Anonymous; Various

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Rivers & Co.: 1870

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2590

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1870]. Original purple-black cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; blue-black endpapers. 2 mm loss to cloth head and foot of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, foxing (quite heavy on early pages), otherwise good. View more info

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Heart Histories and Life Pictures

By: Arthur, T. S. [Timothy Shay Arthur]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, W. Nicholson & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: VN2611

Condition: Very Good


Undated edition (c1900), and issued anonymously. Original navy blue cloth; patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, foxed on endpapers, very good. Uncommon title. View more info

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The Secret Valley (1927)

By: Bailey, Elliot

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2754

Condition: Very Good


Undated first (and only) edition, [1927]. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Binding clean and bright, paper, lightly tanned throughout, faint trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good. Front flap of original dustwrapper lying loose in book, with publisher's plot summary: "...two shots rang out, followed by a scream of fear or agony which made his blood run cold. Such was Brian's introduction to that Valley and to those who guarded its se... View more info

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A Prince of Good Fellows (1902)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1905

Seller ID: VN2604

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Illustrated. original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light foxing, very faint signature on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy (a Fantasia ) and Other Stories (1904)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1917

Seller ID: VN2704

Condition: Good


Undated reprint (1911, or more probably 1917). Original blue cloth, framed and lettered in darker blue. Corners scuffed, page edges lightly tanned, portion of original dustwrapper tipped on to front pastedown good. View more info

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Donald Ross of Heimra

By: Black, William

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: VN2666

Condition: Very Good


New & Revised Edition. Uniform series binding in green cloth, with Black's signature blindstamped on front board.A little blue pencilling on front endpapers, otherwise very good. An English girl inherits a Scottish estate, and finds herself at odds with its dispossessed laird. View more info

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Judith Shakespeare

By: Black, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: VN2667

Condition: Very Good


New & Revised Edition. Uniform series binding in green cloth, with Black's signature blindstamped on front board. A little scuffed, front free endpaper removed, good.A romance set in Stratford, in which Shakespeare's daughter becomes involved with her father's play, The Tempest. View more info

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The Remarkable History of Sir Thomas Upmore, Bart., M. P., Formerly Known as "Tommy Upmore" (1884)

By: Blackmore, R. D. [Richard Doddridge Blackmore]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: VN2665

Condition: Very Good


New and Cheaper edition. Original blue-green cloth, with Blackmore's signature blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, otherwise a bright, tight copy of one of Blackmore's less common titles: very good. View more info

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The Squatter's Dream. A Story of Australian Life

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Browne]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Edition: Colonial Edition

Seller ID: VN2763

Condition: Good


New Edition. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Rear board creased/lightly cracked, notes and date stamp on rear pastedown, signatures - Napier Jany 1892 -- (names crossed out) on front free endpaper, fair/good. "For circulation only in India and the British Colonies". View more info

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A Modern Buccaneer (1894)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Browne]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1894

Edition: Colonial Edition

Seller ID: VN2764

Condition: Very Good


No 175 in Macmillan's Colonial Library. Double page map of Pacific islands. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly speckled on boards, front free endpaper damaged on edges, some foxing, good. "For circulation only in India and the British Colonies". View more info

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The Countess Londa and Other Stories (1903)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw: 1906

Seller ID: VN2668

Condition: Good


Reprint. Frontispiece.Original illustrated red cloth; all edges gilt. Spine and board edges lightly sunned, paper faintly tanned, prize plate (1906) on front pastedown, good. A novel -- The Countess Londa -- and four short stories: Remorseless Vengeance, The Frog the Firm and the Fortune, The Gold That Glittered & The Man from New Orleans. View more info

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Max Carrados Mysteries (1927)

By: Bramah, Ernest [ie Ernest Brammah Smith]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Remploy: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2760

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth, lettered in gilt: very good. Original illustrated dustwrapper, in protective sleeve; very good. View more info

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A Peep at the Pixies; or, Legends of the West (1854)

By: Bray, Mrs [Anna Eliza Bray]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Grant & Griffith: 1854

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2630

Condition: Fair


Original blue cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered and decorated in gilt (design signed "J. L.") on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Six hand-coloured plates by Phiz. Corners rubbed, 2 cm splits to hinges on spine ends, lacks front free endpaper; text and plates a trifle shaken, fair. A scarce collection of six stories of the pixies of Devon and Cornwall. Perhaps a candidate for careful restoration or rebinding. 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

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Two Stories (1906)

By: Clarke, Phyllis M. (of Rupertswood)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, McCarron, Bird & Co.: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2637

Condition: Very Good


Original beaded green cloth, lettered in gilt on front board only. Frontispiece portrait of author. A few light marks, gilt lettering a little dulled, light foxing, prelims tanned on edges, good. "Australia is the land of my birth. It is my country... Because of this call, because Australia must always mean to me love and friendship, I have desired that my little books should be Australian like myself". (Author's Preface, written while resident in London) View more info

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I Say No (1884)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1886

Seller ID: VN2684

Condition: Good


New Cheap Edition. Rebound in beaded purple binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine faintly sunned, a little scuffing, good++ View more info

Image for The Jack o' Lantern (Le Feu-Follet); or, The Privateer (1842)

The Jack o' Lantern (Le Feu-Follet); or, The Privateer (1842)

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore [James Fenimore Cooper]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1845

Seller ID: VN2749

Condition: Very Good


Standard Novels. Frontispiece. Mid-C19th green-brown leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spine, blue marbled endpapers; top edge gilt. A little light scuffing, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. View more info

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Olive (1850)

By: Craik, Mrs [Dinah]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN2646

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with gilt ornament on front board incorporating the author's initials, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated. Some light marks on boards, inscription (1891) on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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The Head of the Family (1851)

By: Craik, Mrs [Dinah]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: VN2647

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with gilt ornament on front board incorporating the author's initials, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated. Some light marks on boards, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. View more info