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'A Person of Quality' [Sarah Scott:]
A Journey through Every Stage of Life, Described in a Variety of Interesting Scenes, Drawn from Real Characters. By a Person of Quality.

London: for A. Miller, 1754. First edition. viii, 274; iv, 264. Pages slightly toned, with soiling to a few openings of Vol II. Vol I early ownership name to head of title, and bottom edges of B1-B2 cropped, almost catching the text. Vol II, corner torn off bottom of C2 (catching the text but losing none), and short closed tear to final leaf. 12mo, 16 x 10 cms, edges tinted, in new fine bindings of dark brown full calf with five raised bands, ruled and titled gilt, with plum labels. A beautiful set. Very Good+, in Fine bindings.

Price: 2,750.00


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Mr Yorick [Laurence Sterne]:
A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. [2 vols in 1]

London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. Second edition. (ii), 203; (ii), 208. With early and later ownership names on front free endpaper, and 20thC bookplate on pastedown. Small mark to verso of first title page and facing p.1. Contents otherwise very clean, and with the engraved plate at p.38 of Vol II. Edges sprinkled. Small octavo, in contemporary quarter calf with 4 raised bands, refurbished with Japanese tissue, and with the original two labels, firm in the original worn marbled boards. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 350.00


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Mrs Sherwood:
Roxobel. In three volumes.

London: Houlston & Son, 1831. First edition. viii, 380; [ii], 513; ii, 464. Folding frontis to Vol l and guarded frontises to Vols II & III: some soiling or foxing to frontises and guards. Ownership name in ink to half-title of Vol I, and in pencil to title pages of Vols II and III. Smudge to final page of Vol I: contents of all vols otherwise clean. Vol I has yellow endpapers and uncut edges, is bound in contemporary dark brown grained cloth decorated in blind and titled in gilt; Vols II & III have indigo endpapers, trimmed and tinted edges, and are bound in a lighter brown cloth with bevelled boards, decorated in black and with gilt titles, spine ends puckered, with small nicks to spine head of Vol II. Vol I, being untrimmed, is slightly larger. Vols II and III, although also giving only 1831 as the publication date, have the appearance of being reprints, as they are printed on a slightly toned paper stock which may be later than that of Vol I. A very nice, though unmatched, clean and firm set. Very Good+.
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Price: 125.00


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Charles Dickens:
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1838. Early reprint. xvi, 609pp; with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. Text pages clean, edges of plates toned and with some foxing, occasionally heavy and encroaching on the image. Repairs to closed tears to three plates and one corner restored. 1889 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Firm, in contemporary purple pebbled cloth, rebacked with the gilt-ruled and titled spine laid down. Clean and firm, spine a little faded, corners slightly scuffed. Phiz's plates 10 & 11 here replace those by Buss. VG.

Price: 80.00


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Kingsley, Henry:
Austin Elliot. In Two Volumes.

London: Macmillan, 1863. Third edition. [2] (adverts), [vi], 289, (i), [2] (adverts); [iv], 271, (i), [24] (adverts). Early ownership flourish to half-titles. Edges up to p.4 of Vol II show some silverfish damage with a few repairs. Contents clean with occasional minor soiling. In the original bindings of blue grained cloth, ruled in blind, rebacked, with the original gilt-titled spine laid down and new cream endpapers. Firm and bright, surface mottled and marked, and upper board of Vol I bubbling a little. Scarce early UK edition. VG.

Price: 120.00


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The Leonards; or, the Cobbler, the Clerk, and the Lawyer. With illustrations.

London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [1874]. Presumed first edition. [iv], 187pp, and a frontis with a tanned guard. Some light foxing, and two early gift inscriptions (one, a prize, and underlined in pencil, is dated January 1875) to front endpaper. All edges gilt. 15.5x10.5cms, in the original binding of green cloth decorated in black and gilt. Firm and clean. Very uncommon. VG.

Price: 40.00


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George Fleming [Julia Constance Fletcher]:
Mirage. In Three Volumes.

London: Macmillan, 1877. First edition. viii, 260; vi, 277; vi, 279. Bound without half-titles. Endpapers browned, and bearing the early ownership name of J.K.[H?] Hichens [of Beech Grove, Sunninghill, Berks] in each volume. Foxing to titles and to a few other pages, but contents otherwise very fresh. Edges sprinkled. Octavo, in contemporary half red leather, spine ruled and titled in gilt, marbled boards rubbed. Spines refurbished. A very nice set of the novel famous for its pseudonymous celebration of the author's recent youthful friendship with Oscar Wilde, reciprocated the following year by Wilde's dedication of his early poem 'Ravenna' to the present author. Very Good.

Price: 1,200.00


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John Diprose, James Greenwood, R.E. Francillon, Julian Hawthorne, F.W. Robinson, et al:
'Christmas Tales' (spine title): a compendium, containing: [i] Diprose's Annual Book of Fun, Facts, & Fiction; [ii] The Gentleman's Annual (including Old Father Time by Francillon); followed by two more Francillon stories: [iii] In the Dark: in seven watches; and [iv] Mixt with Magic (in seven spells).

London: 1877. Original editions [iv], 124pp, [iv] with 8 plates and many text illustrations, some humorous; (3)-144; 128; 128. Contents in very good condition with some foxing or soiling, mostly confined to Diprose's Annual, which also has the only title page. In a new binding of russet cloth with the original spine label. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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Trollope, Anthony: (association: Joyce Cary):
Cousin Henry (2 vols).

London: Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition. Vol I: viii, 219pp, (i), (3) adverts; Vol II: viii, 222pp, (i). Half titles present. Front pastedown bears a 1945 gift inscription to the author Joyce Cary, from whose library this came. Nicely printed on good paper, but showing clear signs of use - minor soiling to many pages, some straightened dog-ear creases, and a few pencilled comments, which I have left for their possible interest. Some foxing in the latter part of Vol II. In the original binding of light blue cloth, front blocked in black, lower board in blind, and spine in gilt. Rather dulled and soiled, with brighter area on the upper board of each, presumably formerly protected by a library label, long since removed, and an area on the lower board of Vol II where there may have been a spill. Very scarce. Good firm copy. G+.

Price: 680.00


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E.C. Grenville Murray:
That Artful Vicar. [Two volumes bound as one] The Story of what a Clergyman tried to do for others and did for himself.

Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1879. Copyright Edition. Tauchnitz Vols 1820 & 1821. 287, [i]; 288. Contents very clean. Lower corners of first title and dedication page torn away and repaired, with minor spotting to title. Half title to second volume not present. Edges sprinkled. In new green cloth with printed paper spine label. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: 120.00


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Robert Edward Francillon:
The Screw of Death; in Seven Shocks.

London: From Grant & Co's Xmas Number, 1881. Presumed first edition. 104pp, plus 4 tinted plates, with advertisements on the backs. Grotesque decorative title-piece to first page. Contents very clean. Octavo, 8.25" x 5.25", in new brown buckram binding with gilt spine title. Near Fine.

Price: 30.00


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Florence Marryat:
Phyllida: a life drama. [complete in 2 vols bound as one].

Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1882. Copyright Edition. 288, 288pp. Contents clean, with a faint soil mark to one page, and a small stain to another. Front free endpaper soiled, and bears the contemporary printed ownership label of Graham Powell, Southwold. Second volume bound in without half-title. Edges sprinkled. In a contemporary binding of half dark red leather over scuffed marbled boards, spine ruled and titled gilt. Joints professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. Good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: 42.00


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The Author of 'John Herring', & c. [Sabine Baring-Gould]:
Mehalah: A Story of the Salt Marshes.

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1885. New Edition. iv, 415pp. Contents very fresh and clean. Title page is slightly creased, with a repair to the upper corner. Edges sprinkled. 17x11.5cms, in new binding of ochre cloth, spine ruled gilt and with red label. Very nice early edition. Near Fine.

Price: 180.00


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Mary E. Hullah:
Namesakes.

London: Hatchards, 1887. First edition. [viii], 173, [2] adverts. Contemporary gift inscription to half-title, tissue guard to title page, but lacks the frontis. Same inscription also begun on pastedown. Contents clean, with minimal signs of use or age. c.17x10.5cms, in the original binding of light red cloth titled in gilt. Extremities blunted, minor marks, firm and fairly bright. A good copy, uncommon title. VG.

Price: 30.00


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H.S. Cunningham:
The Coeruleans: A Vacation Idyll.

London: Macmillan, 1889. Presumed first single-volume edition. x, 368pp. Contents very clean and fresh, with small mark running through pages ix to 6. Printed on coated paper. In recent binding of red Victorian cloth with gilt-titled spine label, very fresh and bright. Near Fine.

Price: 45.00


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Jane Austen:
Sense and Sensibility.

London: Routledge, n.d. [1891]. Reprint. 379pp + [4] adverts, plus a frontis illustration: this has an 1891 ownership name on the back. Contents clean and unmarked, with the original floral endpapers. One corner has a dog-ear crease, and one section of pages protrudes a little, but all firm. In the original binding of dark green cloth, with 'Routledge's Florin Library' stamped to front in blind and spine titled in gilt, bright, author's name a little rubbed. Cloth faintly marked. The spine ends have been professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A good sound 19thC copy. Very Good.

Price: 80.00


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Arthur Conan Doyle:
The Great Shadow.

Bristol, & London: Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual: J.W. Arrowsmith; and Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co; 1892. First English edition, first or second impression. 184pp, with adverts in the prelims, but without the final advertisement pages. Early pencilled ownership name to title page (can be erased). Some foxing to final leaf, and page corner towards back of book torn off, losing part of page number. Contents otherwise very clean. All edges with original marbling. Small 8vo, in a very pretty new binding of purple grained cloth with printed paper spine label. As the only points distinguishing first from second impressions of this title are in the long-discarded covers, there is no way of identifying which this is. [Green & Gibson A11:a. or a.i.] Near Fine.

Price: 140.00


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Conan Doyle:
The Strand Magazine: Vols III, IV, V, & VI: which include the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, stories vii to xxiv, including Silver Blaze and The Final Problem.

London: Newnes, 1892 & 1893. First editions. A very good run in the original blue pictorial cloth over bevelled boards: bindings clean and firm, spine ends puckered, gilt spine titles a little rubbed. There is occasional light foxing to the pages of Vols IV-VI. Vol III, unusually, has no foxing. Some endpapers tanned and friable, and one is marked with a biro X: no other marks noticed. Many interesting items besides Holmes: for example, Nansen's article in Vol VI, 'Towards the North Pole'. Very nice set. Very Good.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: 545.00


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T.S. Arthur:
Retiring from Business: or, The Rich Man's Error. [with:] A Way to be Happy; The Knight, the Hermit, and the Man; An Evening at Home; and A Tipsy Parson.

London: James Blackwood, n.d. First or early UK edition. 287, [i] adverts: with head- and tail-pieces to the chapters of the main title, and with 8 plates, including the frontis. The short tales occupy the last 70 pages. Front free endpaper removed, contents otherwise very fresh and clean. In the original decorative binding of bottle-green cloth blocked with a floral decoration, spine and board titled on gilt. Firm, bright and clean, with minimal signs of wear. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 35.00


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Laura Jean Libbey:
The Heiress of Cameron Hall.

London: Milner & Company, n.d. [c.1896] First or early edition. 256pp, with a colour frontis. Pages very clean. Minor foxing to endpapers and text block edges. In the original binding of red cloth, titled and decorated in black. Bright and firm, corners good, with a few small marks. VG+.

Price: 30.00


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