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Evenings at Home; or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons (1792 - 96)

By: Aikin, John & Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1805

Seller ID: 92049

Condition: Good


Sixth Edition. Six volumes bound as three in early C19th crimson cloth over marbled boards. Leather lightly scuffed, boards grazed with some edgewear, loss of paper on leading edge of front board and inscriptions (1818) on front endpapers of first double volume, good. Stories, fables and dialogues purportedy written by Mr & Mrs Fairborne and their friends to amuse the younger members of the household. View more info

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Cardinal Pole: or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance (1863)

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1864

Edition: First One-Volume Edition

Seller ID: 92109

Condition: Good


Select Library of Fiction. Original royal blue cloth, blindstamped framing and decoration (incorporating series title) on boards, lettered in gilt on spine (but no publisher's name at foot), pale yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, rubbed and nicked with one dull spot at head on spine, armorial bookplate of Paget Mosley on front pastedown, good. View more info

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Junia (1878)

By: Allan-Olney, Mary

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood: 1878

Seller ID: 92055

Condition: Good


Third Edition in Three Volumes. Three volumes uniformly bound in a remainder binding: blindstamped brown cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. No publisher's name on spines. Lightly rubbed on spine ends, endpapers replaced in Volume I: otherwise a good set. Wolff [89] for the first edition in blue cloth. Almost nothing is known about the author, who published the work anonymously. The novel is set in Italy. View more info

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Below the Surface; or, Down in the Slums (1885)

By: Alsop, Alfred ["A. Delver"]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Manchester, John Heywood: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92156

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black end gilt; yellow endpapers. Rubbed on hinges, signature (1887) on front free endpaper, good. Alsop was Superintendent of The Home for Neglected Boys in Manchester's Deansgate, and wrote and edited a number of works telling the stories of the poor, of reformed criminals etc. The second story here -- Experience of a Convict -- is largely set in Gibraltar. The last story -- Life Below the Surface; or, Child Life in the Slums is by Eleanor Grundy. View more info

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Stranleigh's Millions (1909)

By: Barr, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash: 1911

Seller ID: 92096

Condition: Very Good


Second Impression. Original green cloth with illustration (of man scattering coins) on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. One corner knocked, a little scuffing and speckling, otherwise a bright, tight copy, very good. The second of Barr's four books about a young millionaire; the being the only title not published by Ward, Lock & Co., and the least common. View more info

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The People of Clopton (1897)

By: Bartram, George [ie Henry Atton]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92126

Condition: Very Good


Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, a few faint marks, very good. Bartram's first novel. Reviewers thought the treatment of matters sexual in the novel quite daring. View more info

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Tales of the Five Towns (1905)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92142

Condition: Good


Original light blue and white flecked cloth, with rose tree design and lettering in dark blue on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned/dulled, front free end paper removed, name stamp on prelims, foxing spots, good only. A scarce early title. Thirteen short stories, "At Home" and "Abroad". View more info

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The Pioneer (1912)

By: Bindloss, Harold

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92083

Condition: Near Fine


Coloured frontispiece. Original grey-blue cloth, decoratively framed in black, illustration on glazed paper in set in centre of front board. Light scuffing, faint foxing, near fine. Bindloss was born in Liverpool but spent parts of his life in Canada where much of his fiction -- including The Pioneer -- is set. A settlement in Alberta is named after him. This novel was reprinted several times, but the first edition is scarce. View more info

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In Silk Attire (1869)

By: Black, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1883

Seller ID: 92144

Condition: Good


Eighth Edition, Low's Standard Novels. Original scarlet cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and elaborately decorated in black and gilt. Top edge of front board and spine lightly sunned, a little faint foxing, good+. Black's third novel and the first (after being revised) which he allowed to be added to the uniform edition of 1892. The two preceding novels -- James Merle (1864) & Love or Marriage (1868) -- were effectively suppressed. This edition retains the original text. The hero is torn between the actress he loves and the dying girl to whom he is promised. View more info

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When Youth Meets Youth (1920)

By: Bodkin, M. McD. [Matthias McDonnell Bodkin]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Dublin & London, Talbot Press (Dublin)/T. Fisher Unwin (London): 1920

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92113

Condition: Very Good


Original beige cloth, framed and lettered in brown. A few light marks, on cloth, paper lightly tanned on page edges, otherwise very good. An autobiographical novel, based on Bodkin's own time at Tullabeg Jesuit College in Co. Offaly. Bodkin wrote historical fiction and also created two memorable detectives: Paul Beck and Dora Myrl. View more info

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In Bad Company and Other Stories (1901)

By: Boldrewood, Rolf [ie Thomas Alexander Browne]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92143

Condition: Very Good


Original fine-ribbed blue cloth with blindstamped designs (trees and sun reflected in pool) on front board, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Corners and spine-ends lightly scuffed, "Presentation Copy" impressed at foot of title page, a little faint foxing, very good. Wolff [578]. Publisher's catalogue for dated 5.3.01 bound in at end. An extensive collection of brief stories and sketches, mostly reprinted from Australian papers and journals. View more info

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A Prince of Swindlers (1900)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92102

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1900]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Spine ends scuffed, lettering grazed on front board, newer endpapers laid in (many years ago), good. The adventures of a gentleman thief and the detective pursuing him. But all is not as it seems... View more info

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A Prince of Swindlers (1900)

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92103

Condition: Good


Undated first edition [1900]. Illustrated. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Spine ends rubbed, with small nicks/splits, endpapers browned and chipped on inner joints, good-. View more info

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Fenton's Quest (1871)

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

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1873

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 92046

Condition: Very Good


Dated 1871 on title pages, but actually c1873. Two volumes uniformly bound in light blue cloth over marbled boards with maroon leather title labels on spines. Lightly scuffed, foxing on prelims, faint signature on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Todd [1135/36b]. Second issues; series half-titles bound in. View more info

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Lady Audley's Secret (1862)

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

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1891

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 92072

Condition: Good


Dated 1862 but actually 1891. Two volumes uniformly bound in light blue cloth over marbled boards with maroon leather title labels on spines. Lightly scuffed, paper rubbed on free edges of boards, light foxing, good. Todd [635c/36]. Third issues; series half-titles bound in. View more info

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Mohawks (1886)

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

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John & Robert Maxwell: 1887

Seller ID: 92112

Condition: Good


Stereotyped Edition, [1887]. Frontispiece. Original green cloth decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine ends rubbed, front inner joint paper cracked (but joint tight), a few pink spots on endpapers, good. An eighteenth-century melodrama. Code dated 6.87 on final page. View more info

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The Last of the Dynmokes (1893)

By: Bray, [Sir] Claude

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1893

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 92073

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-grey cloth, with elaborate blindstamped designs on front boards, lettered in gilt on spine; royal blue endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small chips on endpapers, signatures (1899) on versos of front free endpapers, otherwise very good. [NB, there is smokey odour in the book]. Wolff [799]. Is Aubrey Truscott -- travelling showman, protégé of a quack doctor -- really the last of the Dynmokes and Squire Jasper's missing heir -- or an imposter? Probably inspired by the Tichborne Case. A heavy 3-volume set which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Domestic Life; or, The H--- Family. Translated from the Swedish (1844)

By: Bremer, Miss Frederika

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T. Allman: 1844

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 92047

Condition: Good


Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, with blindstamped framing, gilt vignettes and lettering; yellow endpapers; all edges gilt. Cloth lightly sunned, small chip on corner at head of spine, front free endpaper removed, inscription (1867) on recto of frontispiece, a little foxing, good. View more info

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Discipline (1814)

By: Brunton, Mary

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Colburn & Bentley: 1832

Seller ID: 92054

Condition: Good


Prefixed with "a memoir of the life and writings of the author, including extracts from her correspondence". Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Mid C19th blue leather over marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decoration and black leather title labels on spine. Chip to head of spine and wear along lower hinge, inscription (1905) on front pastedown, light foxing, good. View more info

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Told in the Dog Watches (1910)

By: Bullen, Frank, T. [Frank Thomas Bullen]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 92110

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with title blindstamped on front board, in gilt on spine. Two illustrations. Lightly scuffed, faint wrinkle on front board, trace of removed bookplate on front free endpaper, a little faint foxing, otherwise good. Thirty-five tales of life and adventure at sea. View more info