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The Root (1905)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91056

Condition: Good


Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped framing on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt. Corners rubbed, foxing spots, signature (1925) on front free endpaper, 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 subjec... View more info

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The Prime Minister (1908)

By: Agnus, Orme [ie John Higginbotham]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91057

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original green cloth with blindstamped designs and small decorations in bright green on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, gift inscription (1908) on front free endpaper, foxing, good. Unlike Agnus's rural fiction, The Prime Minister is a sensational novel of crime, love and politics set in Westminster and beyond. Hrolf Calladen, the Prime Minister in question, murders a blackmailer who is threatening to reveal his bigamy. View more info

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Guy Fawkes. An Historical Romance (1841); Jack Sheppard. A Romance (1839); Tower Hill (1871); Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance (1843)

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

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks: 1895

Seller ID: 91058

Condition: Good


Four paperback volumes bound as one (without original wrappers) in late C19th maroon leather over crimson, cloth-covered boards; green marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, small chips/rubbing at head of spine, light foxing, undated inscription on blank prelim, good. View more info

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A 'Varsity Man. Passages in the Career of an Impressionable Undergraduate (1901)

By: Allen [Henry] Inglis

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91035

Condition: Very Good


Original grey cloth, illustrated on front board (with figure of undergraduate in sporting clothes, lounging in a wicker chair and smoking a pipe), lettered in black on board, in gilt on spine. Minor scuffing, a few light marks, very good. The romantic exploits, intrigues and entanglements of an undergraduate at Oxford, who is referred to throughout simply as "the Youth". Allen contributed humorous tales and sketches to the Idler, Punch etc on similar themes. View more info

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Cashiered and Other War Tales (1902)

By: Balfour, Andrew

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91020

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine ends bumps, a few light marks, light foxing on endpapers, very good. Eleven short stories of "the Great Boer War": The Assvogels, Cashiered, A Chaplain in the Forces, The Power of the Vrouw, A Tale of the Rails, The Merry Mauser, The Umkonto, Bellow Son of Brindle, Kaatan the Hunter, Katana the Scout. View more info

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Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (1892)

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine Baring-Gould]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, S. P. C. K. [Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge]: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91061

Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition. [1892]. Illustrated. Original light blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black, brown and gilt; patterned endpapers. Light grazing and a few tiny to boards, prize inscription (1895) on verso of front endpaper, small bookseller's stamp on half-title, otherwise very good. View more info

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Trader Carson (1914)

By: Barnett, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91021

Condition: Near Fine


Original navy blue cloth framed in light green with illustration on glazed paper on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing, otherwise near fine. The lively exploits of an English trader -- "Blue-funk Carson" -- in West Africa. Carson has runs-in with Arab slave traders -- and with Mrs Poidevin, a visiting suffragette. Originally serialised in The Windsor Magazine. View more info

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The "Wine-Drinker" and Other Stories (1911)

By: Batchelder, W. J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91062

Condition: Very Good


Frontispiece. Original red cloth, ruled and lettered in black. A few light marks, paper faintly tanned, very good. Nautical stories "based upon either 'longshore' fact or tradition." Batchelder also wrote several books about Baden Powell and the Scouting movement. View more info

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His Native Wife (1895)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Sydney, Alexander Lindsay: 1895

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91005

Condition: Good


First Edition, Australander Library. Rebound with red cloth spine over blue marbled boards, title hand-written on paper label on spine. Boards edges rubbed, Sydney bookseller's stamp on title page, good. Becke's first novel, published in his native Australia. Scarce. View more info

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By Reef and Palm (1894) & His Native Wife (1895)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 91019

Condition: Good


By Reef and Palm (1894). First Edition, Pseudonym Library: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. With an Introduction by the Earl of Pembroke. Bound with: His Native Wife (1895) First English Edition, Century Library: T. Fisher Unwin, nd [1896]. Frontispiece and decorated title page. Two volumes bound as one in white parchment over red silk covered boards, gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Corners rubbed, boards a little marked, spine a trifle darkened, light foxing, initials a... View more info

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Herr Paulus. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall (1888)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1888

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91007

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original brown cloth; front boards blocked in blue, with raised designs in brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white endpapers. A little scuffing, light foxing, a very good set. Sadleir [189]. The story of a fraudulent spiritualist. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage for weight/signed for postage. View more info

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The World Went Very Well Then (1887)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1887

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91014

Condition: Good


Illustrated, including portrait of Besant as frontispiece in Volume I. Three volumes in original grey-green cloth, with decorative scarf design on front boards in red, black and brown, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Small cloth inserts at heads of spines on Volumes I & II, full spine strengthened on Volume III. Corners scuffed, faint traces of removed labels on front boards, bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant on each front pastedown: a good... View more info

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Brother Gabriel (1878)

By: Betham-Edwards, M. [Matilda Betham-Edwards]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1878

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 91059

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes bound as one in navy blue leather over red marbled boards; brown endpapers. Board edges rubbed, foxing spots (especially on prelims), armorial bookplate on front pastedown, undated signature on blank prelim, very good. Todd [1761/62]. First/only issue; series half-titles bound in. View more info

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The Happy Moralist (1907)

By: Bland, Hubert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91034

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1907]. Original grey-green cloth, lettered in white with stylised tree in green on front board. Lettering quite rubbed on spine, partial ink stamp on rear pastedown, otherwise good. Bland was the husband of novelist E. Nesbit. By all accounts he was an unpleasant man, who held quite contradictory views (he was a Fabian who opposed woman's suffrage), and treated his wife badly. This very scarce collection consists of seventeen philosophical short s... View more info

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Ishmael (1884)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1884

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 91008

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1884]. Three volumes in original green cloth, blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, small nicks on spine ends, undated inscriptions on front pastedowns, signature (1886) on front free endpaper of Volume I, inner joint papers lightly cracking (but all joints tight): a good set. Wolff [656]; Sadleir [297]. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage for weight/signed for posta... View more info

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The Day Will Come (1889)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 91013

Condition: Good


Stereotyped Edition. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black top/bottom of front board, with Braddon's "signature" in black blocked across centre, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Spine lightly sunned with rubbing head/foot, a little foxing, signature (1890) on front free endpaper, good. Murder mystery: Sir Godfrey and his young wife Juanita are on their honeymoon, when he is shot dead by a mysterious assailant. View more info

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Sons of Fire (1895)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 91017

Condition: Good


Stereotyped Edition. Undated [1896]. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black top/bottom of front board, with Braddon's "signature" in black blocked across centre, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers, list of Braddon's novels on front pastedown. Spine lightly sunned, foxing spots, paper faintly tanned throughout, bookplate on front pastedown (over list), good. The last of Braddon's novels to appear as a three-decker. View more info

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The Octoroon or The Lily of Louisiana (1999)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 1999

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 91027

Condition: Very Good


Edited, with an Introduction, by Jennifer Carnell. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: fine. Original illustrated dustwrapper: minimal scuffing, a few faint marks, very good. Originally serialised in The Halfpenny Journal between 1861 and 1862, and then published in a slightly abridged book edition - but only in America. View more info

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A Lost Eden (1904)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 91071

Condition: Very Good


7d Copyright Novels. Undated (c1912). Frontispiece. Pocket edition in original red cloth. Lightly scuffed on spine ends, a few faint marks, very good. A fatherless family is living in Camberwell in the middle of the C19th century: one daughter yearns to be an actress, the other becomes involved with a dangerous man who fancies himself a Richardsonian rake. View more info

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Pan and the Little Green Gate (1908)

By: Brett, Sylvia [aka Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 91063

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, very good. A collection of brief stories: whimsy, fantasy and children being the principle themes. The book is dedicated to J. M. Barrie. Brett later became the wife of the Rajah [Charles Vyner Brooke] of Sarawak. View more info