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In a Silver Sea (1886)

By: Farjeon, B. L. [Benjamin Leopold Farjeon]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Downey: 1888

Seller ID: 90016

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1888. Rebound in late C19th black leather over black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Small chip at head of spine, inscription (1973) on front free endpaper, good. View more info

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Beauty Talbot (1870)

By: Fitzgerald, Percy

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1870

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90037

Condition: Fair


Three volumes in original blue cloth, with blindstamped designs on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Condition varies. Volume I has a heavy circular ring mark on front boards which has discoloured and wrinkled the cloth: the front free endpaper has been removed, thus only fair/poor. Volume II is scuffed on corners and have some cracking to inner joint papers, but are otherwise clean and tight, thus good/very good. Volume III as volume II but with some ... View more info

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The Revelations of a Private Detective (1863) & Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective (1864)

By: Forrester, Andrew [ie James Redding Ware]

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, Ward & Lock: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90020

Condition: Fair


The Revelations of a Private Detective (1863). First Edition. "Never Before Published", Ward & Lock, 1863. Bound with: Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective (1864). First Edition, "Never Before Published": Ward & Lock, 1864. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th tan leather over brown marbled boards. Leather a little rubbed at head of spine, and starting to crack on hinges, with light wear to surface on spine: otherwise a tight volume, fair/... View more info

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Will Warburton (1905)

By: Gissing, George

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90027

Condition: Very Good


Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. Wolff [2561]. View more info

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An Innocent Impostor and Other Stories (1893)

By: Gray, Maxwell [ie Mary Gleed Tuttiet]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90047

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on bevelled boards, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Lightly marked on board edges, spine a little darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, good. A collection of quirky stories. In the title piece a man innocently goes to the wrong house, with romantic consequences; in the second a new bride is accidentally whisked away on a train with her former lover (leaving her husband on the platform). View more info

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Love Eternal (1918)

By: Haggard, H. Rider [Henry Rider Haggard]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90024

Condition: Very Good


Coloured frontispiece. Original blue cloth, blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. A few light marks, a little scuffed, light foxing, signature on front pastedown, very good. A romantic melodrama involving spiritualism. View more info

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Danovitch and Other Stories (1895)

By: Harris, W. B. [Walter Burton Harris]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90013

Condition: Good


Original olive green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly marked on front board, traces of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, otherwise good. Harris spent much of his life in Morocco, but also travelled widely across Africa and the Middle East, producing a series of well-regarded travel books (The Land of the African Sultan, A Journey Through the Yemen, Morocco That Was etc). This is a collection of stories with settings in Russia, Egypt, Spai... View more info

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Sir George (1891)

By: Henniker, Florence

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90025

Condition: Good


New Edition. Original lime-green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, publisher's green-and-white monogrammed endpapers. Cloth a little dulled along leading edge of boards, light foxing, otherwise good. Henniker is best-remembered as a one-time collaborator with Thomas Hardy (The Spectre of the Real) and as the likely original for Sue in Jude the Obscure. She wrote a handful of novels, which show an mild obsession with May-to-... View more info

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Byeways (1898)

By: Hichens, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90049

Condition: Good


Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, light marking on boards, corners scuffed, a few foxing spots, good. Publisher's catalogue dated September 1897 bound in at end. A collection of short stories including two with supernatural/horror themes: The Charmer of Snakes & A Tribute of Souls (the latter being written in conjunction with Lord Frederic Hamilton). View more info

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Gräfin Rinsky and Other Stories (1892)

By: Hilarion [ie Campbell Mackellar]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Eden, Remington & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90028

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Knock (with small tear) to side of spine, a little rubbing on spine tips to cloth on spine, fair/good. McKellar was an Australian writer (born in Hamilton, Victoria in 1859) who appears to have settled in England. Gräfin Rinsky is a sensational short novel: the other stories are: That American Girl & The Green Hills Far Away. Listed in Hubin. Also issued in red cloth View more info

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Kate Meredith (1907)

By: Hyne, C. J. Cutcliffe [Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1907

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 90031

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original turquoise cloth, lettered and decorated in white with illustration on oval glazed paper inset in centre of front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, stamp of Seafarer's Education Service on title page, good/very good. An American edition -- under the title Kate Meredith, Financier -- appeared in New York in 1906. The heroine is a business woman: inheriting a palm oil company based in West Africa, she takes personal co... View more info

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Mr. Horrocks Purser (1902)

By: Hyne, C. J. Cutcliffe [Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90053

Condition: Good


Frontispiece. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, some speckling on board edges and spine, faint stamp ("Lieutenant Lord Gifford, 1st Life Guards") on front free endpaper, some pages roughly opened, good. A collection of stories featuring Horrocks, purser aboard the Ambleside. A mixed collection, including some crime stories. Publisher's catalogue dates October 1901 bound in at end, suggesting the book was probably on the marke... View more info

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Off the Skelligs (1872)

By: Ingelow Jean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1873

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 90023

Condition: Good


Three volumes bound as one in late C19th brown binder's cloth. Worn on corners, foxing on prelims, good. Todd [1293/94/95]. Bound without series half titles but with publisher's catalogue for January 1873 bound in at end of volume III. Ingelow's lengthy novel was published in four volumes in London in 1872. View more info

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One in a Thousand; or, The Days of Henri Quatre (1835)

By: James, G. P. R. [George Payne Rainsford James]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Simms & McIntyre: 1850

Seller ID: 90067

Condition: Good


Parlour Library, Vol XXXV. Mid C19th binding in green leather over blue and black marbled boards; blue marbled endpapers. Small chip at foot of spine, extremities a little rubbed, signatures (1863) on blank prelim, good. View more info

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Under the Grand Old Hills. A Romance (1875)

By: Kettle, Rosa Mackenzie [ie Mary Rosa Stuart]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, James Weir: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90136

Condition: Good


Original lilac cloth, lettered in gilt on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Spine sunned to grey with small nicks to ends, signature (1875) on front free endpaper, good. Not in Wolff, who held several two and three volume novels by Kettle. A number of completely new titles were added directly to the "Author's Edition" in this one-volume format. Kettle promoted direct sales of her own books: at the end of the novel are three pages of reviews of the earlier ... View more info

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Tales of Two Countries, translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. With an Introduction by H. H. Boyesen (1891_

By: Kielland, Alexander [& Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor/Compiler

Seller ID: 90006

Condition: Good


Rebound in late C19th black leather over blue marbled boards; pale blue marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed, good. Signed by Boyesen ("H. H. Boyesen") on blank prelim. Boyesen was born in Norway and emigrated to the U. S. A. at the age of 21. He became the first Norwegian author to write a novel (Gunnar, 1874) in his adopted country. He was a noted linguist and academic, and therefore the ideal candidate to provide an introduction to the work of Alexander Kielland, ... View more info

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Lucile Dare, Detective (1919)

By: Leighton, Marie Connor

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90131

Condition: Good


First Edition "For Sale Abroad". Frontispiece. Original light blue glazed cloth, framed and lettered in black. Oval impressed stamp ("For Sale Abroad") at bottom on rear board. Spine sunned (slightly streaked) with short closed split at head, scuffed, undated signatures on prelims, otherwise good. Very scarce crime novel, featuring a female detective. View more info

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Wreckers and Methodists and Other Stories (1893)

By: Lowry, H. D. [ie Henry Dawson Lowry]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1893

Seller ID: 90079

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, illustrated with seascape, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, gilt a little dulled (especially on spine] , undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise /goo/very good. Dawson's first collection of stories, with Cornish settings. He later became editor of The Ludgate. View more info

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The Princess and Curdie (1883)

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 90001

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1897. Eight tinted illustrations by James Allen. Original sky-blue cloth lettered and illustrated in black and gilt. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. Undated catalogue at end, listing titles published up to 1897. This is one of the last issues of this edition: in 1899 Blackie re-issued the novel with a new cover design and with new illustrations by Helen Stratton. View more info

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Donal Grant (1883)

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 90062

Condition: Good


Undated New Edition (c1897). Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Spine darkened, page edges lightly tanned, signature (1897) on front pastedown, good. "On the one hand we have [the hero's] boyish education, his college struggles, and worthy life; on the other, the sensational and mystical story of a quest for a lost room in the castle" (Best Fiction). View more info