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Marriage, a Novel, Ferrier, Susan ;   Foltinek, Herbert         (ed)
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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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3 Old St. Pauls
Ainsworth, W.H.. Collins, London and Glasgow, Hardback, 155mm x 102mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , vii prelims, 637pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, wioth light wear to all edges, some grubbiness to block edges, else clean. Inscribed prize sticker dated 1943 on inner front board. Likely early 1940s Library of Classics edition of Harrison 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. 10824

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The Old Oak House - A Tale of the Seventeenth Century, Benbow, Lavinia
4 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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Dariel - A Romance of Surrey, Blackmore, R.D.
5 Dariel - A Romance of Surrey
Blackmore, R.D.. William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1897. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 505pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Chris Hammond. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Block is slippy, grubby in places, with ragged edges. Binding is intact but now weak. Classic tale by the author of "Lorna Doone." Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Dariel, Blackmore, Surrey, Doone. 4231

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6 Julius LeVallon - An Episode
Blackwood, Algernon. Cassell, London, 1929. first thus, Hardback, 176mm x 115mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 381pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Just a few small marks to boards, block edges a little tanned with age, pages clean. Pocket Edition of Blackwood's 1916 novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: mystery, occult, ghost, myth. 13279

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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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8 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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Marshfield the Observer and the Death-Dance - Studies of Character and Action, Castle, Egerton
9 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
10 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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After Dark, Collins, Wilkie ;   Brockington, W.A.
11 After Dark
Collins, Wilkie ; Brockington, W.A.. Gresham, London, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxiii prelims, 355+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gordon Browne. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Exterior bumped with minimal wear, block edges darkened byage, pages a little stiff but clean and presentable overall. Undated but likely early 20th century anthology of seven stories by Collins, with a biographical introduction by Brockington. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: lawyer, mask, Trudaine, governess. 15411

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12 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
13 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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14 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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Romance - A Novel, Conrad, Joseph ;   Hueffer, Ford Madox
15 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
16 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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17 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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18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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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23 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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24 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
25 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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Silas Marner - The Lifted Veil - Brother Jacob, Eliot, George
26 Silas Marner - The Lifted Veil - Brother Jacob
Eliot, George. William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, Hardback, 202mm x 132mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 334pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, exterior bumped with darkened edges, spine faded, block edges grubby, differential dading to opening/losing pages, contents page uncut at top, pages clean. Undated "New Edition" of third volume in "Novels of George Eliot" series offers one well-known novel and two lesser-known. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Eliot, marriage, Godfrey. 15414

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27 The Mill on the Floss
Eliot, George. Thomas Nelson, London, Hardback, 189mm x 125mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 589+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Bessie Darling Inglis. Good/NoWrapper. Hardback has been read, spine and boards bumped and a little worn at corners, block edges a little darkened, inscribed prize sticker dated 1935 on front endpaper. Undated but likely c.1935 illustrated edition of Eliot's classic 1860 novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Eliot, Tulliver, Lincolnshire. 10923

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The Mill on the Floss, Eliot, George
28 The Mill on the Floss
Eliot, George. The Zodiac Press, London, 1975. first thus, Hardback, 205mm x 134mm black cloth boards, 509pp. Good/Good +. Book is ex-lib with stickers and stamps in library binding - generally worn from handling and a little loose with some stains also to opening pages only. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges. Late print of mid-20th century edition of Eliot's 19th century classic. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Tulliver, protestant, valley, faith. 14325

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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson comprising his essays, lectures, poems and orations - in two volumes, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
29 The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson comprising his essays, lectures, poems and orations - in two volumes
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Bell & Daldy, London, 1866. Hardback, 187mm x 120mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , viii, vi prelims, 494, 448pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Two volumes in identical condition - exteriors nice and clean with minimal bumping to corners, block edges a little worn and perhaps also a little ragged but no more, spine titles scuffed, a few creases and faint spotty marks to early pages of both volumes, but pages otherwise clean and overall a most presentable set. A worthy collection of works by the radical American man of letters published when Emerson still had sixteen more years to live, and including his "English Traits" and "The Conduct of Life" amongst sundry essays and poems. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: nature, transcendental, Sphinx, lecture This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14549

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30 Julian Probert
Ertz, Susan. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, light blue titles, first edition, 316pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Block is tight and clean, with no foxing except slightly to base. Spine and boards bumped, with spine creased and boards bowed. Another contemporary novel of the smart set by Ertz. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Ertz, Julian, probert. 4259

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