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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


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

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Old Saint Paul's

By: Ainsworth, W. Harrison

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 10823


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 18... View more info

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Under Fire

By: Barbusse, Henri

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1933

Edition: second thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16454


Hardback, 173mm x 109mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, 2nd impression, , xvi prelims, 343pp. Good/Good. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges grubby, pages clean. Dustwrapper is generally grubby and worn with some fraying at edges. English translation of French novel of the First World War published originally in 1916. Introduction by Brian Rhys. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: war, Paris, intel... 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


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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The Card - A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15658


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 Literatur... View more info

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

By: Bronte, Anne

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Zodiac Press: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15657


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 View more info

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Castle Gay

By: Buchan, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1930

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13278


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 View more info

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The King's Grace 1910-1935

By: Buchan, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15680


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 ... View more info

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The Holy War

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16547


Hardback, 189mm x 122mm green decorated boards, black titles, , 301pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is generally bumped and worn, block edges grubby, endpapers tanned. Undated with a 1904 insciption, this is for sure an Edwardian edition of a lesser-known allegory by the author of "Pilgrim's Progress." Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Pilgrim, allegory, Immanuel, Christian 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


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


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


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

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Ministering Children - A Sequel

By: Charlesworth, Maria Louisa

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co.:

Seller ID: 4234


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. K... 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


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


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

Almayer's Folly

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1927

Edition: Fourteenth Edition

Seller ID: 8764


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 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


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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The Pathfinder

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: £8.50

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

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16546


Hardback, 194mm x 124mm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, , xxxiv prelims, 509pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped, spine creased, block edges grubby with foxing, opening/closing pages also. The third of Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales of pioneer life in Canada, first published in 1840, here with an 1872 introduction by Susan Fenimore Cooper. Published c.1900? Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Ontario, Mohawk, pion... 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


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

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


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

A Defence of Ryme Against a Pamphlet Entitled: Observations in the Art of English Poesie 1603 / Observations in the Art of English Poesie 1602

By: Daniel, Samuel ; Campion, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1925

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7296


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 View more info

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Venetia

By: Disraeli, Benjamin

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1927

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8961


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 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


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


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

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

By: Doyle, A. Conan

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, T. Nelson:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16557


Hardback, 162mm x 108mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 372pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is worn from handling, bumped and scuffed with grubby edges, small stain to front, differential fading to endpapers and binding loose at rear. Undated but surely an early book version of adventure story by Conan Doyle first published in serial form by 1896. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: France, adventure, Gloom, chasseur View more info

The Mill on the Floss

By: Eliot, George

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 10923


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 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


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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Silas Marner - The Lifted Veil - Brother Jacob

By: Eliot, George

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood:

Seller ID: 15414


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 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


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


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