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Gladys Fane A Story of Two Lives (1883)

By: Reid, T. Wemyss [Thomas Wemyss Reid]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1884

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 90022

Condition: Very Good


Second Edition in Two Volumes4. Two volumes uniformly bound in green leather over green cloth; raised bands and red leather title labels on spines. Spines lightly sunned, light scuffing, a couple of tiny scratches, a little foxing, otherwise very good. Reid's most popular novel, which apparently ran through eight editions by 1912. The heroine leaves home under a cloud and becomes involved with a sinister Greek prince and a noble English gentleman with an insane wife. Lov... View more info

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A Life's Assize (1871)

By: Riddell, Mrs J. H. [ie Charlotte Riddell]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: 90089

Condition: Good


New Edition. Undated, c1895. Original maroon cloth with speckled patterning on board, lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, front inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight), two stamps on prelims, good. View more info

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The Philanthropic Burglar (1919)

By: Rita [ie Eliza Humphreys]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90017

Condition: Very Good


Undated First Edition, [1919]. Original red cloth, lettered in white. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good. Eleven crime and adventure stories featuring the philanthropic adventurer, Rorke Morrison, and narrated by his "Watson", Henry Newell. Listed in Hubin. View more info

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Conjugal Rights and Other Stories (1922)

By: Rita [ie Eliza Humphreys]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1923

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 90099

Condition: Good


Undated, c1923. Original decorated red cloth. First and last leaves used as endpapers. Boards somewhat dulled, spine a little darkened, good. Collection of stories dealing with marriage breakdown: Conjugal Rights, Decree Nisi, The Custody of the Child, A Brief for the Defence, A Turn of the Cards, The Unexpected Happens, The House Without a Clock. View more info

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A Patrick's Day Hunt (1902)

By: Ross, Martin [ie Violet Martin] & e E. O Somerville [Edith Onone Somerville]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90140

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1902]. Book in landscape format, each signature consisting of only two leaves, printed on card-like paper. Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in green and black (untitled on spine). 7 [of 8] colour plates and numerous monochrome sketches by Edith Somerville. Corners rubbed, spine ends a little frayed, darkened around board edges, page edges worn on two plates, child pencil marks on some blank pages and front endpapers, lacks plate on ... View more info

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Kirby-in-the-Dale (1884)

By: Rye, John

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Co.: 1884

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90125

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original blue cloth; with framing in black on front boards, in blind on rear boards, lettered in gilt on spines; dark brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, lightly sunned on spines, foxing, otherwise very good. Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [iv] + 278pp; II - [iv] + 294pp; III - [iv] + 304pp. The new young Vicar of Kirby-in-the-Dale (Yorkshire) quickly becomes involved with the local gentry: family mysteries are unveiled, hidden identities revealed, and secret... View more info

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A Week in a French Country House, [with] Medusa and Other Tales (1867, 1868)

By: Sartoris, Adelaide [née Kemble]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Boston, Loring: 1870

Seller ID: 90061

Condition: Very Good


Early American Edition. Undated, c1870. Rebound (late C20th) in full black leather, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, and retaining original pink card wrappers. A little foxing, otherwise very good. Undated, but advertisements at the back for new books include Gerald Estcourt by Florence Marryat (1867), Robert Falconer by George MacDonald (1868), Ben the Luggage Boy by Horatio Alger (1870). Medusa is a short novel, followed by three shorter stories. The two books ... View more info

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Winifred's Wooing (1862) & Confidences (1859)

By: Several Authors: Georgiana M. Craik & Hamilton Aide

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1868

Seller ID: 90119

Condition: Good


CRAIK, Georgiana M[arion]: Winifred's Wooing (1862). New Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1868. Bound with: AIDE, Hamilton: Confidences (1859) [Reprint]: Smith, Elder & Co., 1868. Illustrated title page. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th beaded green binder's cloth. A little scuffing, light foxing, undated signatures on prelims, otherwise good. View more info

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Tavistock Tales (1893)

By: Several Authors: Gilbert Parker, Robert Barr, Lanoe Falconer, etc etc

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Isbister & Co.: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90114

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1893]. With thirty-two illustrations by Gordon Browne, W. D. Almond, etc. Original purple cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, some finger marks etc in margins otherwise good. Contains: The March of the White Guard by Gilbert Parker; Sunshine Johnson Murderer by Luke Sharp [Robert Barr]; The Wrong Prescription by Lanoe Falconer; Pensée by Rose Metcalf; A Saul and David of the Steppe by Michael A. Morrison; The Man from th... View more info

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Mademoiselle Ixe (1891) & A Russian Priest [translated from the Russian by W. GAUSSEN] (1891)

By: Several Authors: Lanoe Falconer [ie Mary Elizabeth Hawker] & I. N. Potapenko

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1891

Seller ID: 90104

Condition: Good


Mademoiselle Ixe [Falconer] (1891): Sixth Edition, Pseudonym Library. Bound with: A Russian Priest [Potapenko, translated from the Russian by W. GAUSSEN] (1891): Second Edition, Pseudonym Library. Two volumes bound as one in cream parchment over red boards, with red leather label on spine, lettered in gilt. Corners bumped, small chip near foot of spine, foxing on endpapers, good. View more info

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The Chain of Destiny (1863) & Rose Douglas; or Sketches of a Country Parish: being the Autobiography of a Scotch Minister's Daughter (1851 as Rose Douglas; or, Sketches of a Country Parish)

By: Several Authors: Vane Ireton St John & Sarah R Whitehead

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Various: 1862

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90110

Condition: Good


ST JOHN, Vane Ireton: The Chain of Destiny (1863). First Edition, [Ward and Lock's Shilling Volume Library]: Ward and Lock, 1863. Bound with: WHITEHEAD, Sarah R.: Rose Douglas; or Sketches of a Country Parish: being the Autobiography of a Scotch Minister's Daughter (1851 as Rose Douglas; or, Sketches of a Country Parish). New Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1862. Two volumes (yellowbacks) bound as one in mid-C19th green binder's cloth. One corner and foot of spine rubbed, ... View more info

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Prinkle and His Friends (1877)

By: Shearar, James

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1877

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 90124

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original royal blue cloth, decoratively framed in black on boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. Small loss (2 mm) at foot of spines on first two volumes; small nicks on all spine ends, spines a little darkened; contents lightly foxed, but otherwise clean and tight: a good set. Not in Wolff. A scarce novel, apparently the author's only work, dealing with contentious issues including prostitution and atheism. Collates: I - [vi] + ... View more info

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The Little Schoolmaster Mark A Spiritual Romance, [First Part] & Second Part (1883 - 84)

By: Shorthouse, J. H. [Joseph Henry Shorthouse]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1884

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90018

Condition: Very Good


[Second] & First Editions, 1884, 1884. Two volumes in original pale green cloth on limp/light boards, lettered in brown. Light scuffing, cloth lightly marked on edges, light foxing, undated signatures in each volume, otherwise very good. Shorthouse published the first part of The Little Schoolmaster Mark in 1883, and a second part in 1884. The first volume appears to have been reprinted here without any change from the first edition (no "first part" added, no edi... View more info

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Mary Jane Married. Tales of a Village Inn (1888)

By: Sims, George R. [George Robert Sims]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Caxton Publishing Co: 1910

Seller ID: 90107

Condition: Good


With an unsigned introduction, and a photographic portrait of author as frontispiece. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, some browning on prelims, good++. A sequel to Sims's earlier Mary Jane's Memoirs (1887): the narrator heroine and her husband now run The Stretford Arms, with its variety of interesting guests and their experiences. View more info

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Mary Jane Married. Tales of a Village Inn (1888)

By: Sims, George R. [George Robert Sims]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90108

Condition: Good


Yellowback issue. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Hinges and edges rubbed, a little shaken, undated signature on title page, fairr/good only. Unlike Wolff's copy (which is a late issue with a catalogue dated 1898), this copy has a publisher's catalogue dated May 1888 bound in at end. A sequel to Sims's earlier Mary Jane's Memoirs (1887): the narrator heroine and her husband now run The Stretford Arms, with its variety of interesting guests and their experiences. View more info

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The Life and Death of Harriet Frean (1922)

By: Sinclair, May

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, W. Collins & Sons: 1925

Seller ID: 90111

Condition: Good


2/- Novels:. Undated, c1925. Original blue cloth, decorated in gilt on spine, bound up using first and last leaves as endpapers; good. Original illustrated dustwrapper; two chips on spine edge of front, fair/good. View more info

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Comic Tales and Sketches (1852) & Pictures of Life at Home and Abroad (1852)

By: Smith, Albert

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, David Bryce: 1856

Seller ID: 90122

Condition: Good


New Edition [1856]. Illustrated. Rebound in mid C19th green leather over marbled boards; raised bands, black leather title labels and gilt decorations on spine; yellow endpapers. Hinges and corners lightly rubbed, good. A rebound yellowback: Topp [IX, p.17]. The first combined edition of these two works. View more info

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The Muzzled Ox A Romance of Riches (1911)

By: Stanton, Coralie & Heath Hosken [ie Alice & Ernest Hosken]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90019

Condition: Good


First Edition, late issue, [1911]. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Board edges quite speckled and a little darkened, otherwise good. Publisher's catalogue for January 1913 bound in at end. A conventional young Englishman, called Mornington Pelham, and his fiancée -- Mary Campbell-- become involved with Queen Carlotta of Morania and some stolen jewellery. View more info

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Woodland Tales [translated from the German by Ellis Wright] (1887) [Waldnovellen, 1881]

By: Stinde, Julius

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1887

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 90096

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black; yellow endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on boards, a little scattered foxing on early pages, very good. By the author of The Buchholz Family. View more info

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Bluebeard's Keys and Other Stories (1874)

By: Thackeray, Miss [ie Anne Thackeray Ritchie]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1874

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 90100

Condition: Good


Original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; green-black endpapers. Corners rubbed, spine relaid (a century ago), picture of keys pasted verso of half-title, good. Wolff [5880] View more info