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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance (1840)

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1840

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93042

Condition: Good


Frontispiece, thirty-nine plates fifty-eight woodcuts by George Cruikshank. Original fine-ribbed, brown cloth, with blindstamped framing, illustrated in gilt on front board, rear board and spine, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine relaid many years ago (only just visible on corners), corners rubbed, considerable foxing throughout, good. Plates in second state. Wolff [76a]. View more info

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Domestic Scenes; A Tale for the Times by the Author of The Baroness & Distinction (1848)

By: Anonymous. Author Unknown

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Seeleys: 1848

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93049

Condition: Very Good


Mid-C19th brown leather over purple beaded cloth; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; red marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, light foxing throughout, undated signature on blank prelim, very good. View more info

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The Bystander or Leaves for the Lazy (1901)

By: Ashby-Sterry, J. [Joseph Ashby-Sterry]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sands & Co: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 93048

Condition: Fair


First Edition: Sands & Co., 1901. decorated in gilt; top edge gilt. Leading edges of boards lightly marked, spine a little darkened with fraying to tips and small chips towards the foot, light foxing, fair to good. Inscription at head of title page reads: To Theodore Watts-Dunton with J. Ashby-Sterry's kind regards. A collection of miscellaneous essays, originally appearing in The Graphic. Watts-Dunton was a poet, novelist and essayist, best remembered for saving the poet Algernon Swinburne from alcoholism. View more info

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Ballantyne's Miscellany: Away in the Wilderness or Life Among the Red Indians and Fur-Traders of North America (1863)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1884

Seller ID: 93050

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

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Ballantyne's Miscellany: Fighting the Whales; or, Doings and Dangers on a Fishing Cruise (1863)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1886

Seller ID: 93051

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

Image for Ballantyne's Miscellany: The Story of the Rock; or, Building on the Eddystone (1875)

Ballantyne's Miscellany: The Story of the Rock; or, Building on the Eddystone (1875)

By: Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet: 1884

Seller ID: 93052

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Original red cloth, decoratively blocked in black, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Some light marks on boards, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Watchmaker's Daughter and Other Tales (1882)

By: Banks, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella Banks]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Manchester & London, Abel Heywood/Simpkin, Marshall etc: 1882

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93047

Condition: Very Good


First Edition (late issue), Mrs Banks's Novels, Uniform Edition. Frontispiece. Original crimson cloth, elaborately lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. A few light marks, lightly scuffed, very good. A collection of thirteen short stories. Publisher's catalogue dated 1890 bound in at end. View more info

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The Activities of Lavie Jutt (1911)

By: Barclay, Marguerite [aka Olive Sandys, Countess Barcynska] & Armiger Barclay

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93046

Condition: Good


First Edition, late issue. Undated [1911]. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine and edges sunned, light rubbing to hinges, signature on front free endpaper, good. Lavie, a plucky American heiress, is in London to be introduced to English Society by Lady Loamington. However, her new life turns out to be one of adventure: the episodic novel follows her "activities" which include crime and detective work. Publisher's catalogue for October 1912 bound in at end. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. Armiger Barclay was of Polish descent: his wife (born Marguerite Jarvis) went thr... View more info

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The Adventures of Louis Blake (1909)

By: Becke, Louis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1913

Seller ID: 93045

Condition: Good


[Third Impression]. Title page printed in green and black. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, vignette of palm tree on front board in gilt, lettered in gilt. Spine lettering dulled/oxidised, corners scuffed, John Bull award label tipped on to front endpapers, good. View more info

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The Revolt of Man (1882)

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1883

Seller ID: 93044

Condition: Good


Sixth Edition. Original scarlet cloth, illustrated in black on both boards, lettered in gilt on spine, black endpapers. A little rubbing at head of spine, front inner joint paper cracking (but joint tight), bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise good. A reactionary satire: in an imagined future, women have gained political and financial control of society. Originally published anonymously. View more info

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Clara Vaughan (1864)

By: Blackmore, R. D. [Richard Doddridge Blackmore]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1880

Seller ID: 93020

Condition: Very Good


Sixth Edition. Late C19th brown leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands and green leather title label on spine; blue marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, undated signature on blank prelim, foxing on prelims, very good. Blackmore first novel is a sensation novel concerned with crime and detection, murder and vendetta. View more info

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Lavengro; The Scholar--The Gypsy--The Priest (1851)

By: Borrow, George

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1851

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93043

Condition: Good


Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-green cloth with blindstamped framing; paper title labels on spines; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spines and board edges faintly sunned, paper labels rubbed, foxing on early pages: a good set in its original state. A heavy three volume set which will require additional postage View more info

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Wyllard's Weird (1885)

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

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 93018

Condition: Good


Stereotyped Edition. Original red cloth, blocked in black with Braddon's "signature" across front board, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, cloth lightly marked, good. A murder mystery. View more info

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Circe (1867)

By: Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth Braddon] edited by Gabrielle Malcolm

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Hastings, Sensation Press: 2001

Seller ID: 93148

Condition: Very Good


First Thus. Edited, with an Introduction, by Gabrielle Malcolm. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: fine. Original illustrated dustwrapper: lightly bumped/scuffed on edges, otherwise very good. Originally published in two volumes, in 1867, under the pseudonym "Babington White", after which it was not reprinted. Circe is a lurid tale of reckless passion and revenge, with a cast of artists and opera singers. View more info

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Roseteague; or The Heir of Treville Crewse (1874)

By: Bray, Mrs [Anna Eliza]

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1874

Edition: First Edition in Two Volumes

Seller ID: 93019

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes in original emerald green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in blind on rear boards, and in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. Corners and spine tips scuffed, bookplates of John Davies Enys on each front pastedown, faint trace of inscription on front free endpaper of volume I, otherwise a very good set. Wolff [794]. Two volume set will require additional postage outsied the UK. View more info

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"Ab-o'th'Yate" Sketches and Other Short Stories (1896)

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, W. E. Clegg: 1896

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93094

Condition: Very Good


Edited by James Dronsfield. Illustrated by F. W. Jackson. Three volumes in original fine-ribbed green cloth. Endpapers lightly browned, light scuffing, two spots/marks on spine of Volume III: a very good set. Wolff [815]. A posthumous collection of Brierley's Ab-o'th'Yate and other dialect Lancashire stories. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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"Ab-o'th'Yate" Sketches and Other Short Stories (1896)

By: Brierley, Ben

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, W. E. Clegg: 1896

Edition: First Edition in Three Volumes

Seller ID: 93055

Condition: Very Good


Edited by James Dronsfield. Illustrated by F. W. Jackson. Three volumes in original fine-ribbed green cloth. Endpapers lightly browned, lightly rubbed on spine ends, otherwise a very good set. Wolff [815]. A posthumous collection of Brierley's Ab-o'th'Yate and other dialect Lancashire stories. A heavy three-volume set which will require additional postage. View more info

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The History of Henry Earl of Moreland (1765 - 70 as The Fool of Quality; or, The History of Henry Earl of Moreland)

By: Brooke, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Manchester, J. Gleave & Son: 1810

Seller ID: 93059

Condition: Good


Undated, c1810. Frontispiece, vignette title page and six further plates. Early C19th brown suede, with black leather title label on spine. Rubbed on corners, small loss at head of spine, heavy foxing and spotting, undated signature on prelims, otherwise fair/good. A heavy volume which will require additional postage outside the UK. View more info

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Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Author of "Evelina", "Cecelia" etc. Edited by Her Niece (1842)

By: Burney, Fanny [later Madame D'Arblay]

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1854

Seller ID: 93151

Condition: Good


New Edition in Seven Volumes: Henry Colburn , 1854. Frontispiece in each volume. Seven volumes in original blue moiré cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; yellow endpapers. Corners a little rubbed; spines a little darkened; signatures, donation inscriptions (1922 to Women's Institute) and W.I. stamps on front endpapers; light foxing; a good set. The novelist's diaries from 1778 to 1840. A heavy set which will require additional delivery costs. I can offer delivery by courier to most destinations worldwide. View more info

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Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon, The Last Confession, The Blind Mother (1893)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 93058

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, corners bumped/scuffed, a few light marks on cloth, corner snipped from half-title, light foxing, good. Sadleir [482]. View more info