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HEARTS and SWEETHEARTS

By: Albanesi, Madame ( Aka - Effie Adelaide Maria Rowlands)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1916

Edition: Unknown (Probably a reprint)

Seller ID: 114689

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very good, blind-stamped, decorated paper-covered boards with clear black titling and decoration to the spine. An impressed Frys Breakfast Cocoa logo on the rear cover. In the original most attractive illustrated period dust jacket, with a delightful illustration by H. C. Marsh Lambert for Frys Cocoa on the rear cover of the d/j. The d/j spine has a 2/- sticker near the foot of the spine and there is a little VERY light edgewear. A small brown spot is obscuring the 'an' of the word 'romantic' on the front of the d/j - but o/w VG, showing a charming period image of a lady and child on the front... View more info

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A French Heiress in Her Own Chateau.

By: Anon. The Author Of "One Only", "Constantia", etc. (Eleanor Catherine Price)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,: 1878

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: M007747

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Overall a very good hardback copy of this scarce title. Red cloth with bright gilt titling and bright gilt and black decoration, which is still strikingly bright on the front, and still bright, but not quite as shiny, on the spine. Some lightish rubbing to the corner tips and head/tail of the spine but NO damage. Dusty & toned page edges. Internally NO inscriptions or marks. (8) + 306 pages. Plus a 32 page catalogue dated October 1878 at rear. Plain intact endpapers. HOWEVER the top corner of the frontispiece is missing, just clipping the extreme corner of the picture. 6 full page illustration... View more info

Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Beecher Stowe, Harriet

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Seller ID: 61105


Blackie Binding. Good+/NO D/W. EARLY EDT. 32mo - over 4" - 7" Tall. Boards and spine fading. Prize presentation label inside front board. 4 f/p colour plates. No date, circa 1910. Colour frontispiece. 420 pp. Slight foxing to e/ps. Gilt edges to pages.; 61105 View more info

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Whirligig Pictures . (A Book of Transformation Pictures)

By: Bingham Clifton (with Verses by)

Price: £245.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: c.1890s

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 111718

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth backed spine and pictorial paper covered boards, with a lovely chromolithograph illustration of three (dressed) Kittens skipping with skipping ropes, to the upper cover and with a plain back. . No Date given but this is an Original late Victorian Transformation title - so c.1890s. The edges of the boards are scuffed, in places through to the cardboard. The rear board had some markings and is a bit grubby. A former owner has provided New plain cream endpapers. The Title page is illustrated in black and white, and in the book the verses, by Clifton Bingham, have 6 circular transformi... View more info

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Kohana San

By: Bostwick, F. M. (Lieutenant - U. S. Navy)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114411

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An original Japanese crepe paper book, printed in 1892 - Meiji era. Condition: Generally Good plus to Very good minus, with some light foxing (light yellowy/brown spots here and there) and some creasing (as usual with crepe paper). This is a Hasegawa crepe paper book with music and text/lyrics depicting Kohan-san - a Geisha of Kobe. With Lovely Colour Woodblock Illustrations throughout. 24 pp - including the covers. Printed 1892. Actual size (8" x 6 3/4 " - 20 cm x 17 cm) , with greyish silk ties. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower) , a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song ... View more info

Shirley. ( Volume 2 - ONE Volume Only from the 7 Volume ' Haworth Edition ' )

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1929

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112239

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A SINGLE 'Odd' volume - 'SHIRLEY' - Volume 2 ONLY - from 'The Haworth Edition' of 'The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters' which is in Seven Volumes, with an Introduction to the Works By Mrs Humphrey Ward, and an Introduction and Notes to the Life of Clement K. Shorter. This second volume in the set is in the original (uniform) sage green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering/banding to the spine and gilt monogram decoration to the front cover. There is also a bright gilt school crest in the centre of the front cover. The corners and head/tail of the spine are lightly bumped ... View more info

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The Blockade of Phalsburg. An Episode on the End of the Empire.

By: Chatrian, Erckmann- (Translated from the French of)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002810

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue boards with bright Gilt titling to spine. Extremities of boards rubbed VERY slightly, corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped. Page fore-edges lightly 'dusty' with age. Indent line along page fore-edge. Former owners' names written in ink on both the pastedown and the front free endpaper. Black/white frontispiece with tissue guard. (x) + 300 pp. 12 full page Illustraions in black/white including the Frontispiece. INTERNALLY CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ...A novel set in France describing the Jewish community's means of survival in France under siege during wartime - " the time is 18... View more info

Take A Cold Tub Sir! The Story of the Boy's Own Paper.

By: Cox Jack

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Guildford, Surrey, Lutterworth Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7137

Condition: As New in Very Good dust jacket


In As New Tan boards/Gilt Lettering to Front Board and Spine. In the original full colour Pictorial Dustjacket (Front cover by John Hassell with an illustration from the BOP 1914. Rear cover = Front cover of the BOP 1899) with light edgewear to the top of rear cover and corners only, but now in clear (removable) protective book film and looks near fine. 1st Edition 1982. 4to. No Inscriptions or Marks. 128pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w with over 100 line drawings and half tones from the original issues. The History of the Boy's Own Paper from1879 to 1966, by a former Editor. Overall As New/V... View more info

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe. Complete in One Volume

By: Crabbe George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, A & W Galignani and Co. ,: (1833/5?)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 112221

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


NO date shown and nothing internally to indicate a date, but Copac (Copac National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1829, but it has to be later as Crabbe didn't die until 1832 and this copy includes a short 'Memoir of his life'. Probably rushed out shortly after his death...? . Bound in full contemporary green leather with 5 gilt decorated raised bands on spine and a gilt border decoration in the compartments on the spine. The title in gilt on a burgundy leather label on the spine. Gilt borders around the edges of covers front and rear, and gilt decoration on the o... View more info

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Robinson Crusoe. His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures.

By: Defoe, Daniel (Edited and with a Foreword By Kathleen Lines)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Nonesuch Press: 1968

Edition: First Thus (Ardizzone illustrated)

Seller ID: 113752

ISBN: 0370011066

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Clean blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine and to front board, beautiful gilt 'cygnet' illustration to front board. Extremities lightly rubbed, and coloured to match by previous owner. Corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped - NO damage. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT PRICE CLIPPED, The dustjacket has been covered with a clear adhesive film stuck onto the d/j by a former owner. The spine of dustjacket has faded to the blue base, due in the main to poor lamination by the publisher - this seems to affect a lot of copies I've seen. All titl... View more info

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In Fairyland A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World

By: Doyle, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Exeter, Michael Joseph/ Webb & Bower: 1979

Edition: 1st Thus (Combined Edition)

Seller ID: 114448

ISBN: 0718118367

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


FINE green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped, but has a little edgewear, one large closed tear to the rear cover (repaired to the reverse with archive tape) and some creasing to the back. The d/j has been tinted where there was edgewear and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. A former owner's name is written to the top of the front free endpaper o/w NO other inscriptions or marks, and internally FINE. Full title reads ... View more info

The Victoria Cross . How it Was Won; How it Was Lost; How it Came Back Again

By: Gerard Morice

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111032

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the Original Publishers' decorated cloth with gilt titling to the front cover and a gilt band with the title picked out in it on the spine. Plain light blue rear cover with a blind stamped logo/decoration in the centre of the rear board. Some wear/rubbing to the extremities, and some marking to the boards, but overall sound and tight. All hinges secure. Pale grey Floral endpapers. The name 'Alexander' is written in smudged ink on the reverse of the Frontispiece. The page fore-edges are browned/spotted - ingrained dust mainly. Internally the book is generally VG, clean & tight, tho there is ... View more info

Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs Gilbert (Mrs Gilbert = Nee Ann Taylor). Two (2) Volume Set.

By: Gilbert, Josiah

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Henry S. King & Co. ,: 1876

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112813

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


TWO (2) Volume Set - Complete. Chocolate Brown cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. No Dustjacket. There is some slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the cloth corners. There are some very light 'smudge' marks to the covers and there are a couple of small marks/small indent near to the spine of Volume One. There are some foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges, some light foxing to a few of the inner page-edges, and some scattered spots in the book here and there, but mainly to the prelims, the first few pages and to the end-pages. Th... View more info

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The Goblin's Moonlight Walk

By: Gulston, Josepha Heath (Talbot Gwynne)

Price: £130.00

Publisher: Derwen Mansion, Llandeilo, South West Wales, Privately Printed,: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113746

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Original Pictorial Card Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1844. Privately Printed 1844. 4to, 9 pp + (1) pp, plus 6 plates printed on tinted paper, drawn and lithographed by the author, pagination of the illustrations corresponds to the relevant page in the text. Title-page printed in red and black on glazed paper, original black printed, lithographed, pictorial (front cover only) card wraps, gilt edges. The spine is fragile but holding (old 1840s glue! ). As far as I know I hold the remaining copies that were originally in store by the Author at Derwen Mansion. The card stock used for ... View more info

The Art of Mystery and Detective Stories . The Best Illustrations from over a Century of Crime Fiction

By: Haining, Peter (designed By Christopher Scott)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Treasure Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Thus (Treasure Press Edition)

Seller ID: 002827

ISBN: 1850511357

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's fine glossy pictorial laminated boards. No marks to covers. First published by Souvenir Press in 1977. This is the first history of the detective story to be told in pictures, containing over 400 stunning illustrations, following the development of crime fiction from The Annals of Newagte, Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue to the Private Eye magazines of the 20's and 30's, and the 'Pulp' Crime magazines, etc. (The contents Including Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Nick Carter, Sexton Blake etc, etc ....) 176 pp. NO Inscriptions or Marks. An Excellent Very Clean, ... View more info

On the Writing, Illustration and Publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice Books

By: Hancher Michael

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan Children's Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112159

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publishers' plain white, black lettered, paper covers. Stapled. And with 'Proof Copy' lettered in black across the bottom front corner. 12 pp (including the front/back covers) . The Author is noted as the Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. A Scarce booklet of interest to Alice collectors, etc. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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NEWPORT THEATRE. Deaf & Dumb; Or. the Orphan Protected... an ORIGINAL THEATRE Poster/ Theatre Bill for Monday, May, 12th, 1828... Will be Presented... 1820s Playbill / Broadside Poster

By: Holcroft Thomas

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Salop (shropshire), H. P. Silvester: 1828

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114542

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A Single sheet Theatre Bill ( 25.00 cm x 18.2 cm. Approx 10" x 7") - some edge-wear and tears, tears now closed with a little loss. Ragged edges possibly near as published. Fragile 'pulp' paper. A couple of small letters/words lost at the very bottom between "the performance..(? Will beg)..in exactly at half-past Seven, o/w all Text complete. Printed in black on white, for a performance which "Will be presented, Holcroft's admired Play of 'Deaf & Dumb; Or, The Orphan Protected'....; End of the Play, The Original Epilogue, by Miss Stanton. Singing by Mr. Hallam and Mr. Maitland;... View more info

THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, ESQ in Two Volumes 1834 in the Family Library No 39 (XXXIX) and (XL)

By: IRVING WASHINGTON (Geoffrey Crayon Pseud)

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1834

Seller ID: 002409

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In Publishers' original black printed beige cloth, slightly stained, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, spine dulled. Paste down foxed/thumbing. Steel engraved frontis to each volume. Overall good++ set. Geoffrey Crayon is Washington Irving. Includes; RIP Van Winkle, The Royal Poet, The Boar's Head Tavern, The widow and her son, The Mutability of literature etc.; 002409; 8vo (small) View more info

Victorian Theatre. A New Mermaid Background Book

By: Jackson, Russell

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, A & C Black, Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 105753

ISBN: 0713631341

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Few light indentations to card covers, NO INSCRIPTIONS, 370pp, black and white illustrations. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT, EXCELLENT COPY; 105753; 8vo (large) View more info

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Suffragettes International: The World-Wide Campaign for Women's Rights

By: Lloyd, Trevor

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1971

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 114879

ISBN: 0356037231

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some 'shelfwear' to the edges/head and tail of the spine = rubbing/tinting to the corners/edges, and a little of the laminate lifting and 'dusty' to the top edge o/w No Inscriptions or Marks. 127 pp. Illustrations throughout in colour and b/w. Internally some pale foxing (lemon spotting) and light marks to the first few and last few pages o/w a very clean, tight and bright copy. "The account of the dramatic struggle for women's rights in the USA, Britain and Continental Europe from its first stirring at the ... View more info