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The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1911

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 6646

Condition: Good


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 Ingol... View more info

Remarkable Adventures from Real Life

By: ,

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Seller ID: 17554

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 204mm x 136mm red decorated boards, gilt titles, , 380+pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read over years, now bumped and scuffed and grubby around edges, light foxing also to opening/closing pages, text clean otherwise. Undated but likely late Victorian collection of heroic stories from all across the world, including tales of great beasts, pirates and extraordinary perils within its "Ripping Yarns&... View more info

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The Miser's Daughter

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W. Nicholson:

Seller ID: 17382

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 189mm x 126mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 378pp. plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and grubby, spine also a little darkened, block generally tanned but clean. Undated but with a 1914 pencil inscription, this is surely an early 20th century edition of Ainsworth's historical romance first published in 1842. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: history, romance, marriage View more info

The Works of Max Beerbohm

By: Beerbohm, Max

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Lane - The Bodley Head: 1923

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 17385

Condition: Good


Hardback, 185mm x 129mm maroon cloth boards, 178pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges ragged as cut, tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. Small collection of erudite works by a once-noted essayist and dandy, with a bibliography by John Lane. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: dandies, George, rouge, 1880 View more info

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The Old Oak House - A Tale of the Seventeenth Century

By: Benbow, Lavinia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birmingham & Leicester, Midland Educational: 1899

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 10856

Condition: Less than good


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: Classi... View more info

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With Allenby in Palestine

By: Brereton, Lt.-Col. F.S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Inscription: Owners 1939 inscription

Seller ID: 17392

Condition: Good


Hardback, 187mm x 124mm green cloth boards, dark blue titles, , 287+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Frank Gillett. Good/Fair. Owners 1939 inscription. Book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges worn with foxing, some foxing also to page edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby with chipping to extremities but still presentable with protection. Undated but for sure a pre-WW2 novelized account of the British-led campaign in th... View more info

Erewhon or Over the Range

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, A.C. Fifield: 1917

Edition: Tenth, Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9815

Condition: Good


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 Victo... View more info

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15876

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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Marshfield the Observer and the Death-Dance - Studies of Character and Action

By: Castle, Egerton

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1900

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6572

Condition: Good


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 View more info

For the Term of His Natural Life

By: Clarke, Marcus

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, OUP: 1956

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16434

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 154mm x 94mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , xxvii prelims, 608pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has foxing to top block edge, light fading to spine, clean overall with light wear only. Tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. World's Classics edition of famous tale of a transported convict first published in the Australian Journal in 1870-72. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Australia, convict, col... View more info

The Watsons - Jane Austen's fragment continued and completed

By: Coates, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15659

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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Advice to Young Men, and (incidentally) to Young Women…

By: Cobbett, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock:

Seller ID: 17383

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 187mm x 128mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii prelims, 232pp. plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled over many years but still clean overall. Undated but surely the 1880 edition of Cobbett's much-read collection of letters to imaginary (middle-and-upper-class) men (and women, en passant) concerning sundry aspects of life first published in 1829. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: bachelor, husband, father, subject View more info

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The History of Margaret Catchpole, a Suffolk Girl

By: Cobbold, Reverend Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Milner and Company:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 17395

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 256pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, spine faded, front board stained, block now wobbly with edges grubby, differential fading to endpapers, binding weak. Undated but perhaps late 19th century account of the common English girl who was born in 1762 and died in 1819 after transportation to Australia. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: transportation, crime, adventure, Sydn... View more info

The Arrow of Gold - A Story Between Two Notes

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 14312

Condition: Good


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, laug... View more info

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Wormwood - A Drama of Paris

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1891

Seller ID: 15413

Condition: Good


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, madn... View more info

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Vendetta! or The Story of One Forgotten

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1919

Edition: thirty-sixth edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 16630

Condition: Good


Hardback, 194mm x 126mm maroon cloth boards, black titles, thirty-sixth edition, vi prelims, 405pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book has been read over years, block edges worn with some foxing, foxing to opening/closing pages also. Title page ond opposite torn at top; small blotchy fade to rear. Inscription by Corelli covers whole of blank page opposite Preface. Dated 12 March 1924, six weeks before her death. Later print of 1886 novel by ... View more info

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Popanilla and Other Tales

By: Disraeli, Benjamin

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1926

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 13313

Condition: Good


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, B... View more info

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Leone - A Tale of the Jesuits

By: Douglas-Hamilton, Mrs. A. ; Dunbat of Mochrum, Lady

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1906

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6619

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Mill on the Floss

By: Eliot, George

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Zodiac Press: 1975

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14325

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson comprising his essays, lectures, poems and orations - in two volumes

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Bell & Daldy: 1866

Seller ID: 14549

Condition: Good +


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 Am... View more info

Nina

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: £16.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1924

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4258

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 326pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine and boards slightly bumped, spine darkened and lightly creased with staining to edge on rear. Block is clean, if a little darkened, with no markings or foxing. Another novel of the genteel English by Ertz. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Ertz, Nina, England, 1920s View more info

Julian Probert

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1931

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4259

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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Marion Manning

By: Eustis, Edith

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London & New York, Harper & Brothers: 1902

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10935

Condition: Good


Hardback, 200mm x 134mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 337pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age. Spine and boards nice and clean though spine has a single 2mm tear at top. Block also clean, though edges ragged with some foxing, latter also affecting edges of a handful of pages. First edition of Eustis's engaging American novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Richmond, New Bristol,. Congress View more info

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Eustace Marchmont - A story of the West Country

By: Everett-Green, Evelyn

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Dean & Son:

Seller ID: 4251

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, , 249pp. Good/Good +++. Foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little shelfwear. Undated, but perhaps c. 1920-1930, this is a romantic tale by the author of "Her Husband's Home." Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Everett-Green, country, Eustace View more info

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Dick Whistler's Tramp

By: Everett-Green, Evelyn

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Seller ID: 8815

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 189mm x 184mm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, , 159pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Prize sticker on inner front board. Book generally bumped and worn on outside, block a little darkened with edges grubby from handling but pages basically clean save for occasional stains near spine, notable on pp8-9. No date or edition given for this wholesome tale of a young Londoner who leaves the city, buit inscription on sticker ... View more info

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The Roadmender

By: Fairless, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1911

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 6615

Condition: Good


Hardback, 224mm x 163mm olive cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, ix prelims, 121+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by E.W. Waite. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, just a little grubby in places. Block a little darkened with age, some foxing here and there, notably to opening pages. Differential fading to endpapers, pages otherwise clean, binding good. Eight colour plates with flysheets all clean. Margaret Barber's psudonymous and massively popular... View more info

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The Roadmender

By: Fairless, Michael

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1911

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6616

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 224mm x 163mm oli cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, ix prelims, 121+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by E.W. Waite. Less than good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Boards and spine bumped, also badly faded/discoloured, hinges loose. Block basically clean but egdes grubby, differential fading to endpapers. Margaret Barber's psudonymous and massively popular book of Christian meditations on the road to heaven. First published in 1902, this is the Edit... View more info

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The History of Amelia

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London / New York, George Routledge / E.P. Dutton:

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 15697

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 197mm x 130mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , x prelims, 408pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, block edges ragged with some foxing, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean overall. Undated but likely c.1905 edition of a great 18th century English novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: clergy, prison, Booth, romance View more info

The History of Amelia

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Waverley:

Seller ID: 15700

Condition: Good


Hardback, 224mm x 146mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , ix prelims, 535+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book is grubby around edges, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, general darkening of age, some staining to rear, blank ex-libris sticker on inner front board, pages clean overall. Undated but surely a Victorian-era illustrated edition of Fielding's great 18th century novel. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: clergy, prison, Booth, romanc... View more info

Salambo

By: Flaubert, Gustave

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1950

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 15444

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 225mm x 144mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 303+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Ru van Rossem. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been much read, spine and board edges faded, also bumped at corners, block darkened with age, some foxing to edges, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean. Early FS volume offers Flaubert's 1862 historical novel in English translation from the French by Powys Mathers, int... View more info