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The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels, ,
1 The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels
,. Macmillan, London, 1911. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 139mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xiii prelims, 546pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Illustrations by H.G. Theaker. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Differential fading to endpapers. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed at ends, pages clean if tanned to edges with block edges dusty. Latter-day illustrated edition of Barham's 1837 collection of legends and ghost stories which he attributed to the fictitious Ingoldsby. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Ingoldsby, Barham, Theaker. 6646

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Old Saint Paul's, Ainsworth, W. Harrison
2 Old Saint Paul's
Ainsworth, W. Harrison. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, Hardback, 16cm x 11cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 576pp. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Spine and boards a little darkened around edges, differential fading to endpapers, some foxing to block edges, else clean. Dustwrapper has some wear and fraying to edges, with small hole near top of spine. Still good condition, given age. Likely mid-1930s Nelson Classics edition of Ainsworth's substantial novel of London in the epochal years of 1665-1666, first published in 1841. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: plague,. Fire, 1666, London. 10823

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The Old Oak House - A Tale of the Seventeenth Century, Benbow, Lavinia
3 The Old Oak House - A Tale of the Seventeenth Century
Benbow, Lavinia. Midland Educational, Birmingham & Leicester, 1899. first edition, Hardback, 197mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 331pp. Illustrations by N. Ault, Katherine O. Underhill. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book is generally old and worn, with lifting and crinkling to spine and boards, block edges grubby and ragged as cut. Pages basically clean save for some isolated foxing around edges. First edition of Benbow's very Victorian novel of an earlier age of polite English society. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Dudley, Tower, Oak, Benbow. 10856

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The Card - A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns, Bennett, Arnold
4 The Card - A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Bennett, Arnold. Methuen, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 39th impression, , 186pp. Good +/Mint/As new. Book has been well read, spine creased, block edges grubby, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges, small loss at corners, spine stained. Uniform-style reissue of oft-reprinted 1911 novel by Bennett featuring charismatic hero Denry Machin - the "card" of the title. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Bursley, bennett, potteries, comedy. 15658

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Bronte, Anne
5 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Bronte, Anne. The Zodiac Press, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 21cm x 14cm decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 409pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean overall with light wear to edges. Price sticker on front flap. Zodiac Press edition of 1849 novel by the youngest of the Bronte sisters. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Markham, Branwell, drunk. 15657

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6 The Professor
Brontė, Charlotte. The Folio Society, London, 1970. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 147mm green and black quarter leather binding, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 205pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marion Wilson. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is clean with minimal wear, just a hint of foxing to block edges, no slipcase. FS edition of 1857 novel by Charlotte Brontė with lithograph illustrations by Wilson. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: school, teacher, romance, Victorian. 15878

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Castle Gay, Buchan, John
7 Castle Gay
Buchan, John. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1930. first edition, Hardback, 192mm x 128mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 320pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped at corners else clean, block edges have some foxing and grubbiness from handling, pages otherwise clean also. First edition of the second of John Buchan's three novels to feature retired Glasgow grocer Dickson McCunn. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: McCunn, Glasgow, Dumfries, Galloway. 13278

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The King's Grace 1910-1935, Buchan, John
8 The King's Grace 1910-1935
Buchan, John. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 256mm x 170mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Gift Inscription. Book has been read over years, edges grubby with some foxing, latter also to endpapers/inner boards. Light wear from handling but clean and tight overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges, generally grubby and a little discoloured here and there. Buchan's great review of the 25-year reign of King George V, with a substantial collection of photographs after the text. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Windsor, Asquith, Empire, King. 15680

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9 Erewhon or Over the Range
Butler, Samuel. A.C. Fifield, London, 1917. Tenth, Revised Edition, Hardback, 195mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, Tenth, Revised Edition, 11th impression, , xviii prelims, 324pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards a little grubby with some small stains to front board. Block darkened by age, some light foxing to top edges and opening/closing pages, differential fading to endpapers, else clean and tight. Originally publsihed anonymously in 1872, this is Butler's famous "imaginary land" satire on Victorian society. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Erewhon, satire, Victorian, Fabian. 9815

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10 Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels
Carlyle, Thomas. Chapman and Hall, London, Hardback, 230mm x 147mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , xvi prelims, 351+344pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, block edges grubby and ragged, spine colour faded, indentation to bottom edge of front board. Undated but likely late Victorian Volume VIII from the Standard Edition of Carlyle's works offers his translation from the German of two classic works by Goethe. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Goethe, Laertes, Mignon. 15876

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Marshfield the Observer and the Death-Dance - Studies of Character and Action, Castle, Egerton
11 Marshfield the Observer and the Death-Dance - Studies of Character and Action
Castle, Egerton. Macmillan, London, 1900. first edition, Hardback, 198mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 356pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, spine frayed at ends. Block basically clean if a little darkened and grubby at edges. Fantasy novel by famous Victorian author and swordsman. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Egerton, Marshfield, Meldrum. 6572

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Ministering Children - A Sequel, Charlesworth, Maria Louisa
12 Ministering Children - A Sequel
Charlesworth, Maria Louisa. Seeley & Co., London, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, 72nd thousand state, vi prelims, 434pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. School prize sticker dated 1907 on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Differential fading to endpapers. Striking foxing to block edges seeping onto page edges. Classic, morally uplifting Victorian work intended primarily for the instruction of children. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Charlesworth, Ministering, sequel. 4234

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13 The Watsons - Jane Austen's fragment continued and completed
Coates, John. Methuen, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 134mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 318pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read but clean overall, faint mark and some fading to front board, boards also bowed outwards a little, differential fading to endpapers. Imaginative completion of a barely-begun Jane Austen story. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Austen, Dunford, romance. 15659

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Man and Wife, Collins, Wilkie
14 Man and Wife
Collins, Wilkie. Dover, New York, 1983. first thus, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , 239pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and covers detached from block. Book in otherwise good condition - some wear from handling. Reprint of 1870 Collins novel presented in original two-column illustrated text with new Preface and aftermatter. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Collins, scandal, marriage. 15678

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15 Almayer's Folly
Conrad, Joseph. T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1927. Fourteenth Edition, Hardback, 176mm x 110mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, Fourteenth Edition, 272pp. Good/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on inner front board. Spine and boards clean, block also clean if a little darkened with age, right edge ragged. Originally published in 1895, this is a later edition of Conrad's first novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Almayer, Borneo, Dutch. 8764

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Tales of Unrest, Conrad, Joseph
16 Tales of Unrest
Conrad, Joseph. T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1921. third edition, Hardback, 204mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 298pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has light wear to exterior, general foxing, differential fading to pp.168-9, spine colour faded. Later edition of five-story collection by Conrad first published in 1898. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Karain, Idiots, Progress, Lagoon. 15410

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17 The Arrow of Gold - A Story Between Two Notes
Conrad, Joseph. Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, London, Hardback, 190mm x 126mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , x prelims, 336pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been handled over years - spine bumped, block edges darkened and worn, a few tiny pencil highlights, pages otherwise clean. Now protected by clear plastic jacket. Undated but surely a pre-WW2 "Nash's Masterpieces of Modern Fiction" edition of Conrad novel first published in 1919. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Marseille, laugh, Carlist, spain. 14312

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The Secret Agent - A Simple Tale, Conrad, Joseph
18 The Secret Agent - A Simple Tale
Conrad, Joseph. The Folio Society, London, 2001. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 160mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 270+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Mosley. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good blue card slipcase. Lovely FS edition of Conrad's extraordinary 1907 novel with introduction by Colin Ward and dramatic illustrations by Mosley. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: London, Soho, anarchist, police. 15879

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Romance - A Novel, Conrad, Joseph ;   Hueffer, Ford Madox
19 Romance - A Novel
Conrad, Joseph ; Hueffer, Ford Madox. Thomas Nelson, London, Hardback, 163mm x 105mm red cloth boards, black titles, , 479pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, exterior bumped with slippage of front some 1cm beyond rear, binding weak at front also, block edges grubby from handling, pages clean. Undated, perhaps 1930s edition of the second Conrad-Hueffer novel, first published in 1903. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: lizard, quarry, Riego, guitar. 15412

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Wormwood - A Drama of Paris, Corelli, Marie
20 Wormwood - A Drama of Paris
Corelli, Marie. Richard Bentley, London, 1891. Hardback, 192mm x 125mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, , 476pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read but still good and sturdy. Some light wear to corners, spine creased, block edges a little grubby from handling, differential fading to opening/closing pages, else clean and unmarked. "New Edition" of proto-modernist Corelli novel concerning the contemporary absinthe craze in Paris, first pubished in 1890. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: absinthe, madness, decadence. 15413

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21 A Defence of Ryme Against a Pamphlet Entitled: Observations in the Art of English Poesie 1603 / Observations in the Art of English Poesie 1602
Daniel, Samuel ; Campion, Thomas. The Bodley Head, London, 1925. first thus, Hardback, 190mm x 132mm marbled card boards over grey cloth spine, vii prelims, 45 + 43pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is notably bumped, also grubby with block edges ragged where cut, though some pages remain uncut. Pages clean with no foxing Volume XIV in the Bodley Head Quartos series presents Campion's famous work of criticism and Daniel's response. #4 in a limited edition of 50. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Daniel, Campion, poesie, Bodley. 7296

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Medieval English Lyrics - A Critical Anthology, Davies, R.T.             (ed)
22 Medieval English Lyrics - A Critical Anthology
Davies, R.T. (ed). Faber & Faber, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 384pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has light wear and just a hint of fraying to edges but still most presentable given age, The first critical anthology of English lyric verse from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Wyatt, Lydgate, Chaucer, medieval. 15638

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23 A Shameful Revenge and other stories
de Zayas y Sotomayor, Maria ; Sturock, John. Folio Society, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 8vo card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Eric Fraser. Very Good/NoWrapper. Marbled card covers, red cloth spine. Top of front board just a little discoloured. Pages clean and unmarked. No slipcase. FS collection of eight proto-Romantic short stories by Zayas first published in Spain in 1637 and 1647, translated and introduced by Sturrock. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Zayas, stories, Revenge. 4354

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Popanilla and Other Tales, Disraeli, Benjamin
24 Popanilla and Other Tales
Disraeli, Benjamin. Peter Davies, London, 1926. first thus, Hardback, 230mm x 145mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 366pp. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Block edges ragged as cut, board corners bumped, spine a little faded, book otherwise clean and unmarked. Volume III in the Beadenham Edition of Disraeli's novels and tales offers the future Prime Minister's 1827 novel and sundry shorter works, introduced by Philip Guedella. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Disraeli, Iskander, Infernal, Beaconsfield. 13313

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Venetia, Disraeli, Benjamin
25 Venetia
Disraeli, Benjamin. Peter Davies, London, 1927. first thus, Hardback, 230mm x 147mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 504pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine faded, light staining to boards, block clean but right and bottom edges ragged - as cut. Owner embossed stamp on front endpaper. Faint foxing to inner boards also. Vol. VII in the Bradenham Edition of the Works of Disraeli contains his 1837 novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Disraeli, Beaconsfield, Venetia. 8961

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Leone - A Tale of the Jesuits, Douglas-Hamilton, Mrs. A. ;   Dunbat of Mochrum, Lady
26 Leone - A Tale of the Jesuits
Douglas-Hamilton, Mrs. A. ; Dunbat of Mochrum, Lady. John Long, London, 1906. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 125mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 476pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine bumped, has been handled along with boards. Front hinge loose. Block clean apart from foxing to edges and also top pages at beginning and end. Engaging tale of the secretive Catholic order written by a noble Englishwoman and edited by her daughter. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Jesuit, leone, Hamilton, Italy. 6619

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Adam Bede, Eliot, George
27 Adam Bede
Eliot, George. Mudie's Select Library, London, Hardback, 190mm x 125mm green and olive cloth boards, gilt titles, , 409pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed at edges, foxing to endpapers, pages clean overall. Undated but perhaps c.1910 edition of Eliot novel first published in 1859. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Hetty, romance, marriage, trial. 15415

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28 Daniel Deronda
Eliot, George. William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, Hardback, 212mm x 137mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 588pp. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior edges scuffed, staining to front board, differential fading to endpapers and light wear to handlinmg, book otherwise clean and tight. No date or edition stated but surely an early 20th century print of Eliot's 1876 novel which proved to be her last. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Jewish, Zionist, satire, Victorian. 15417

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29 Felix Holt - The Radical
Eliot, George. William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, Hardback, 195mm x 128mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 430pp. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is generally old and tired - exterior bumped, scuffed and darkened at corners, spine stained, block edges grubby and ragged, staining to endpapers, faint foxing around edges, else clean. Undated but with an 1891 inscription, this is a volume from Blackwood's "Novels of George Eliot" series which offers the complete text of one of her lesser-known novels. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: politics, riot, revolution, England. 14328

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Middlemarch, Eliot, George
30 Middlemarch
Eliot, George. The Zodiac Press, London, 1967. first thus, Hardback, 212mm x 136mm blue patterned cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 4th impression, , 795pp. Good +/Good +. Book has been read, some grubbiness to block edges, exterior corners bumped and scuffed, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with some darkening and wear to edges. Latter-day edition of Eliot's massive novel of life in provincial England first published in 1871-72. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Midlands, novel, realism, medical. 15416

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