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London Hutchinson & Co 25 Paternoster Square ND A New Edition undated but with a 16pp publishers catalogue dated October 1889. [It first appeared as a three decker in 1861] 8vo original publishers cloth 408pps. teg. Scarce A clean sound copy with no ownership marks. (Book ref. 5006)
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London Ward Lock & Co Ltd 1894 First Edition. A clean, sound copy of the First Edition in maroon publishers pictorial cloth 8vo.viii. 268pps plus 32 pp publishers catalogue dated March 1896 and advertisement for "The Gun-Runner" preceeding half title. Tissue guarded frontispiece by Stanley L. Wood original floral endpapers with the book label of A.A.Somerville to paste down. (Book ref. 5001)
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London Wells Gardner Darton & Co Ltd. Paternoster Buildings [1933] A good copy of the undated First Edition and 1933 according to the British Library and Hubin. 8vo 312 pps issued without endpapers spine faded.No ownership marks. A weird murder mystery with strange disappearances and a Mummy's Curse. (Book ref. 5003)
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LONDON Ward Lock & Co Ltd 1904 An exceptional unblemished copy of the First Edition in striking decorated cloth with tissue guarded frontispiece and binding onlay by Fred Pegram 8vo 251pps & 4pp catalogue (Book ref. 4992)
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London Eveleigh Nash,Fawside House 1908 A clean sound copy of the second impression in original decorated cloth. Virtually unobtainable in the original. As are his other novels "Semi Society " The Kings Council" and "The Man who lost his Past" etc. 8vo.269pps +36pp publishers catalogue. The Novelis/Satirist best known for "Whiskers & Soda" [1910] commited suicide 1n 1917 aged 46. (Book ref. 4983)
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London Ward Lock 1906. A clean sound copy of the First Edition in original publishers cloth. Facsimiles and reprints abound but the original edition is scarce. Crown 8vo.Frontispice 316pps plus 4pp publishers advertisement for E. Phillips Openheim and Guy Boothby (Book ref. 4986)
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London Constable & Co.Ltd 1919 A very good to fine Copy of the First Edition signed by the author. Her second collection of verse with some striking war poems written from her perspective as a nurse and a land girl. (Book ref. 4985)
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London Hutchinson & Co. 25 Paternoster Square. ND [c.1870] A good copy complete in one volume [of viii Books] though also issued in three volume editions. "A new edition" Undated and not listed in COPAC Original publishers cloth 8vo. iv. 380pp +8pp publishers catalogue.t.e.g.Original brown coated endpapers with Brixton booksellers label but no ownership marks but a loosely inserted greeting card. See scan [pp 171 Baker's Descriptive Guide to the best fiction. 1903 for synopsis.] (Book ref. 4941)
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London Chatto & Windus, Picadilly 1880 First published in three volumes five years earlier, this is the Popular "Yellowback edition" 8vo. 514pps. plus collophon. Advertisement endpapers front and back plus 32 page publishers catalogue dated February 1880. A good sound copy but heavily restored. [The author Jack London cited "Signa" which he read at age eight, as one of 8 reasons for his literary success] (Book ref. 4936)
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London CASSELL & COMPANY Limited. First Edition 1890. The very scarce First Edition written when Sheldon was only 19 years old. Small Octavo. Half title vi.287pp. Plain contemporary cloth lettered to spine [Miss-spelt Combsberrow] with sprinkled foredges and no advertisements [ Cambridge copy has 16pp of ad's - Not in the British Library ] It was reissued the following year as a " Yellowback " A Lost Race novel set in the Malvern Hills with a tribe of degenerate Romans living in caves.Sheldon went on to write "The Transition from Roman Britain to Christian England " published posthumously, as well as poems a travel book and the sensational novel " The Standishes of High Acre " (Book ref. 4938)
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London Hodder & Stoughton ND [1909] A good sound copy but with some foxing.Tissue guarded frontispiece and three colour plates Dedication of this his, 21st book to his wife. 8vo.391pps (Book ref. 4885)
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London Jarrold & Sons 10 & 11 Warwick Lane ND c1905 A very nice copy of the third edition with school prize label to paste down. Amelie Claire Leroy lived with the novelist Anna Rachel Bramston and together adopted a daughter Juliette. She wrote prolifically under the pseudonym Esmé Stuart many stories aimed at young Victorian women such as the Harum Scarum series featuring the wild Australian Schoolgirl Antonia "Toney" Whitburn. (Book ref. 4886)
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LONDON. Edward Arnold 37 Bedford Street,Strand. [1894] The First Edition of this British " Hollow Earth / Lost World " immitation of Verne's "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by the author of " Hartmann the Anarchist " etc. Original pictorial cloth and mosaic patterned endpapers. Crown 8vo.½ title vi. [list of illustrations] 235pps. Frontispiece and 5 tipped-in illustrations by H.C.Seppings Wright. A good clean sound copy of a scarce title. Loosley inserted Monkey Brand advertisement as a bookmark (Book ref. 4882)
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LONDON Hutchinson & Co.34 Paternoster Row 1896. The scarce First English edition of this Lost Race, Evolution Fantasy set in Africa in orig publishers cloth - different to that of the Lippincott edn published in the same year. Crown 8vo.viii 2-374 + 4pps of adverts. Tissue guarded frontis + 12 tipped in plates by Warwick Goble (Book ref. 4881)
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LONDON. Greening & Co Ltd. 1911 Clean sound copy of this scarce crime novel by the author of "Out of the Shadows" A Bride on Trust etc. 8vo.317pps.plus 3pps of advertisements (Book ref. 4880)
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London Archibald Constable & Co Ltd 1909 First Edition. One of the scarcer titles by the Irish dramatist poet & novelist. A good clean sound copy of the First Edition. Crown 8vo.343pps +20pp publishers catalogue. (Book ref. 4858)
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LONDON Greening & Co .,Ltd. 18 & 20 Cecil Court etc. 1906.First Edition. A clean sound copy of the scarce First Edition in original publishers pictorial cloth.Crown 8vo.4 pps of publishers ads.Half title publishers list to verso. 9-338.+ advertisement leaf. Available everywhere in paperback & various digital forms the original is scarce. Hubin IV [38] (Book ref. 4855)
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London: Bradbury & Evans,11 Bouverie Street. 1856. A satirical novel based on his early years in Calcutta and the first seperate issue. Yellow printed wrappers grubby and chipped and showing signs of repair. 8vo.iv.75pps. Blind stamp of W.H.Smith in the Strand to rear wrapper, showing list of Miscellaneous Writings forming the first three volumes" The Fourth to be published in October." (Book ref. 4722)
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LONDON Stanley Paul & Co Ltd 1926 A lovely copy of this First World War novel by the active feminist & founder of The Women Writers' Suffrage League [1907] and the author of " A Hard Woman" and "The Maidens Progress" She had affairs with H.G.Wells,Somerset Maugham,and Ford Madox Ford and was well known for her Literary Salons which included Conrad, Pound, Lawrence, Henry James Wyndham Lewis etc. she is even rumoured to have been proposed too by Oscar Wilde. 8vo. Original violet and green publishers cloth 309pps plus 3page advertisement and 40pp publishers catalogue for 1925-26. The book was first published in 1918 (Book ref. 4849)
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LONDON Chapman & Hall, Ld. 1904. A semi autobiographical novel by the active feminist and founder of The Women Writers' Suffrage League [1907] and the author of " A Hard Woman" and "The Maidens Progress" She had affairs with H.G.Wells,Somerset Maugham,and Ford Madox Ford and was well known for her Literary Salons which included Conrad, Pound, Lawrence, Henry James Wyndham Lewis etc. she is even rumoured to have been proposed too by Oscar Wilde. The second edition in original pictorial cloth 8vo. 304pps plus 12pp publishers advertisement. (Book ref. 4850)