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Beatrice

A first edition of one of Rider Haggard's favourites of his own work
Henry Rider Haggard
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1890
£18.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Scenes et Comedies

from the library of Richard Cobden's daughters, and signed by Jane Cobden, an early campaigner for women's rights
Octave Feuillet
Michel Levy Freres, Paris, 1855
£20.00
Drama | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Leather Bound

Jadis et Naguère (Signed copy)

Verlaine's poetry, this copy signed by Frederick York Powell and Rachel Annand Taylor
Paul Verlaine
Leon Vanier, Paris, 1891
£80.00
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Leather Bound | Association Copy

La Vie Artistique, Deuxieme Serie

The second volume, signed by artist Walter Spindler
Gustave Geffroy
E Dentu, Paris, 1893
£40.00
Art | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Fine Bindings

The Collegian's Guide

Philatelist John Archibald Dunbar Dunbar's copy of James Pycroft's guide to University
James Pycroft
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London, 1858
£30.00
School & University Registers | Hard Cover | Signed Copies

The Haunts of Men

First US edition, short stories from Robert W Chambers, including the American Civil War
Robert W Chambers
Frederick A Stokes, New York, 1898
£30.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

On an Ancient Mexican Head-piece, coated with Mosaic

An illustrated offprint from Archaeologia (1895)
Charles Hercules Read
The Society of Antiquaries, London, 1895
£15.00
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

1860 (Feb / May / Aug) with 15 plates, including harelips
Various
McGlashan & Gill, Dublin, 1860
£30.00
Health & Medicine | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Theatrical World for 1895

including the first reviews of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband
William Archer, with a prefatory letter by Arthur W Pinero and a synopsis of playbills of the year by Henry George Gilbert
Walter Scott, London, 1896
£20.00
Film & Theatre | Hard Cover | First Editions

Mrs Ashton's New Pupil

The 1892 first edition, published by Bradley & Woodruff.
Mrs S S Robbins, (Sarah Stuart Robbins)
Bradley & Woodruff, Boston, 1892
£40.00
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions

A Key to the Waverley Novels (Signed copy)

Inscribed by Henry Grey, his chronological guide to Walter Scott's novel series.
Henry Grey
John Long, London, 1898
£20.00
Literary Criticism | Hard Cover | Signed Copies

The Madonna and Child

Six Photo-Mezzo Engravings of Pictures Belonging to the Italian School in the National Gallery
Edward Gilbert, photographs by M Morelli
Hardy and Page, London, 1895
£20.00
Art | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Frost-King; or, The Power of Kindness

1855, first UK edition of this early Louisa M Alcott title
Louisa May Alcott, though not stated in the book
James Blackwood, London, 1855
£150.00
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions

Brief Memories of Niagara

Its Rapids, Falls, and Whirlpool, in a lovely decorative binding
G.W.
G Morrish, London, 1880
£20.00
Americana | Hard Cover | First Editions

La Maison Tellier

1893 French edition, with the extra short story "Les Tombales"
Guy de Maupassant
Paul Ollendorff, Paris, 1893
£20.00
Fiction | Hard Cover

La Maison Tellier

1899; illustrated French edition of Guy de Maupassant's classic short stories
Guy de Maupassant, illustrated by Rene Lelong, engraved on wood by G Lemoine
Libraire Ollendorff, Paris, 1899
£20.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First thus

The Indiscretions of Lady Asenath

A series of stories set in the Fiji group of South Sea islands
Basil Thomson
A D Innes, London, 1898
£40.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Poems

Francis Thompson's poetry, Hatchards leather binding, frontispiece by Laurence Housman
Francis Thompson, frontispiece by Laurence Housman
Elkin Mathews, London, 1894
£25.00
Poetry | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

With Lord Stratford in the Crimean War (Signed copy)

Inscribed by James Henry Skene, aide to Stratford Canning, British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
James Henry Skene
Richard Bentley, London, 1883
£60.00
Military & War | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Farina; A Legend of Cologne

1857, a rare first edition of George Meredith's second novel
George Meredith
Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1857
£35.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Imaginary Portraits

Pater's studies of fictional characters
Walter Pater
Macmillan, London, 1887
£30.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Poems of Sir John Suckling

An attractive 1880s American pocket edition
Sir John Suckling, edited by Frederick A Stokes
Frederick A Stokes, New York, 1886
£20.00
Poetry | Hard Cover

Active Service

Stephen Crane's novel of the Greco-Turkish War of 1897
Stephen Crane
William Heinemann, London, 1899
£35.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Seamy Side, A Novel

from the library of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker's yacht, Cuhona
Walter Besant, and James Rice
Chatto & Windus, London, 1881
£30.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | Association Copy

Guide to the Cricket Ground

1867; with an example score-sheet and other action shots...a scarce early cricket title
George H Selkirk
Macmillan, London, 1867
£80.00
Sports & Hobbies | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

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