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Sarah Tuldon (1903)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2829

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped framing on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt. Corners rubbed, foxing, front free endpaper, removed, otherwise good. Agnus/Higginbotham was a follower of Thomas Hardy, writing novels set in "Wessex" (Dorset and the South West), but generally less pessimistic in outlook. "Mr Orme Agnus dares to tread in Mr Hardy's footsteps, but with this difference, that his work is lighter, more laughable, less subjective... View more info

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Tower Hill (1871) and 3 other titles (Guy Fawkes, Jack Sheppard, Windsor Castle)

By: Ainsworth. W. Harrison [William Harrison Ainsworth]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks: 1885

Seller ID: VN2835

Condition: Good


Four paperback volumes bound as one (without original wrappers) in late C19th maroon leather over crimson, cloth-covered boards; green marbled endpapers. No dates, but advertisements etc suggest around 1885. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, Frederick Gilbert and Tony Johannot. Corners rubbed, small chips/rubbing at head of spine, leather tsarting to crack along hinges, light foxing, undated inscription on blank prelim, fair/good. While the three other titles are common... 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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Lord Stranleigh, Philanthropist (1911)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2832

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original black cloth with repeated impressed squares in gilt: illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board, lettered in gilt. A little rubbing oto top corners, frontispiece nicked on edges, a little light foxing, very good in bright tight binding. 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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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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Lame Felix, A Book for Boys. Full of Proverb and Story (1872)

By: Bruce, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William P. Nimmo: 1877

Seller ID: VN2786

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Frontispiece. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, Sunday School Prize plate (1877) on front pastedown, very good. View more info

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Other People's Lives (1897)

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

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1898

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: VN2783

Condition: Good


Original pale green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A little bumped and lightly scuffed, undated signatures on prelims, good + View more info

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"I Say No" (1884)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1885

Seller ID: VN2833

Condition: Fair


New Edition. Late C19th maroon leather over blue marbled boardl raised bands and gilt tooling on spine; blue endpapers. Lacks title label on spine, thus only fair. View more info

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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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Vera the Medium (1908)

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2767

Condition: Good


First Edition. original lilac cloth, illustrated in white and green, lettered in gilt. Spine a bit dulled, a little rubbing on front board, good+ View more info

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In the Face of Night (1908)

By: Donovan, Dick [ie James Edward Preston Muddock]

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2788

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth, with blindstamped woman's head on front board, lettered in (oxidised) gilt on spine. Front board dulled and discoloured along leading edge, a little pink bleeding on to edges of endpapers, fair. A historical tale of Scotland, featuring witches and wise women, desperadoes and derring-do. View more info

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Some Passages in the Life of Madam Harford, A Tale

By: Douglas, Mrs M. [Amanda Minnie Douglas]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Economic Printing and Publishing Company Limited: 1891

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: VN2828

Condition: Good


Original green cloth, lettered in red, silver and black; yellow endpapers. Cloth lightly soiled, otherwise good. A story for older girls by the author of Countess Violet & Gladys Ramsay. View more info

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Scenes of Clerical Life

By: Eliot, George [ie Marian Evans]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Black wood & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: VN2816

Condition: Very Good


In two volumes. Undated reprint, c1900. Two volumes in blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. A few light marks, some faint foxing, decorative bookplate on front pastedowns, very good. Heavy set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Mill on the Floss

By: Eliot, George [ie Marian Evans]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Black wood & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: VN2817

Condition: Very Good


In two volumes. Undated reprint, c1900. Two volumes in blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. A few light marks, some faint foxing, decorative bookplate on front pastedowns, very good. Heavy set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Daniel Deronda

By: Eliot, George [ie Marian Evans]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Black wood & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: VN2818

Condition: Very Good


In three volumes. Undated reprint, c1900. Three volumes in blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. A few light marks, some faint foxing, speckling on spine of vol 3, decorative bookplate on front pastedowns, very good. Heavy set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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The Inner Circle (1920)

By: Fendall, Percy

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Limited: 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2784

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1920]. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Lightly marked on boards, rear inner joint paper cracked, small tear at head of upper hinge, good. A novel concerned with two girls (one "plebeian", the other an earl's niece) who decide never to marry but live together. Their happy idyll is destroyed by men and money. Fendall wrote fiction jointly with other novelists (F. C. Philips, C. J. Wills etc) but also wrote a handful of novels on his ow... View more info

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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