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  • A Dark Lantern. by ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    A Dark Lantern. A Story with a Prologue.

    London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. This novel was turned in to a (now lost) silent film in 1920. Bound in green cloth, with black and silver decoration to the front. Silver title to spine. 368 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). Elizabeth Robins was an American actor, playwright, novelist, and important suffragette. For a time Robins wrote under the name C. E. Raimond in an attempt to keep her acting and writing careers separate.

    Condition: Covers lightly rubbed, spine very slightly faded. Prelims are moderately foxed, page edges also. Otherwise a good copy.

    Book ID: 2711
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  • All on the Irish Shore. by SOMERVILLE, E. Œ and ROSS, Martin
    SOMERVILLE, E. Πand ROSS, Martin
    All on the Irish Shore. Irish Sketches

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1903. First edition. Eleven short stories of rural Irish life, with illustrations by Somerville. Frontis with tissue guard, and nine other full-page illustrations. Original grey cloth, lettered in black and gilt. This copy was a gift from the author Philip 'Henry' Gosse, the English naturalist, to Ada (the daughter of the author Maarten Maartens ). Dedication to FFEP is dated 1905. [viii], 274, [6] pp. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Condition: Spine cloth is starting to split at the head, and there are signs of tiny water splashes to tail of spine. Foxing throughout, but overall this is a reasonable copy.

    Book ID: 2817
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  • Signed by the author
    Constance Trescot by WEIR MITCHELL, S.
    WEIR MITCHELL, S.
    Constance Trescot

    New York: The Century Co, 1905. Nice clean reprint edition of the novel. Signed by the author with a gift inscription to the Dutch novelist Van Der Poorten Schwartz (Maarten Maartens). Original blue cloth with gilt titles. A touch of handling / bumping to the covers only. Internally clean and tidy with a little foxing to the end papers.
    384 pages
    200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches). "In 1905, Mitchell seemed to take on the challenge of violence set by The Virginian, while teasing out the moral complications it avoided, in his novel Constance Trescot. This work takes a young married couple from New England to Missouri,here named 'the wilder West'. The husband, lawyer Hugh Trescot,…

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    New York: The Century Co, 1905. Nice clean reprint edition of the novel. Signed by the author with a gift inscription to the Dutch novelist Van Der Poorten Schwartz (Maarten Maartens). Original blue cloth with gilt titles. A touch of handling / bumping to the covers only. Internally clean and tidy with a little foxing to the end papers.
    384 pages
    200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches). "In 1905, Mitchell seemed to take on the challenge of violence set by The Virginian, while teasing out the moral complications it avoided, in his novel Constance Trescot. This work takes a young married couple from New England to Missouri,here named 'the wilder West'. The husband, lawyer Hugh Trescot, is challenged to a duel by the creole villain Greyhurst. Trescot resists the challenge, debating issues of cowardice, violence and honor at some length. Ultimately, however Greyhurst shoots the unarmed Trescot, and he goes unpunished."--Christine Bold ; Constance vows to track down Greyhurst herself, at any cost

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    Book ID: 2226
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  • Essays and Lectures. by WILDE, Oscar
    WILDE, Oscar
    Essays and Lectures.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1911. Third edition. In green cloth, with gilt title and decorations. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 244 pages. 175 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).

    Condition: Boards in a very good condition, with just a little bumping to corners. Internally the page edges have a little foxing.Overall a very good copy.

    Book ID: 2633
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  • Signed by the Author
    My Son and I by SPIELMANN, Mrs M. H.
    SPIELMANN, Mrs M. H.
    My Son and I Illustrated by Hugh Thomson

    London: George Allen & Sons, 1908. Signed by Spielmann to the front end paper with a gift inscription to the Dutch author Maarten Maartens. Original red cloth with gilt decorations and title. Coloured frontis and numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
    308 pages
    190 by 140mm (7½ by 5½ inches).

    Condition: A little fading to the spine, otherwise a bright binding. Internally clean and tidy with a touch of foxing to the end papers only.

    Book ID: 2223
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  • Prince Madog, Discoverer of America. A Legendary Story by DANE, Joan.
    DANE, Joan.
    Prince Madog, Discoverer of America. A Legendary Story Illustrated by A. S. Boyd

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Elliot Stock: Quarter vellum with green boards. Gilt titles to boards and spine. Not dated but c1909, printed by Butler and Tanner, Frome and London, with 3 full page colour plates by AS Boyd. The work is printed on heavy, high quality paper stock, and has not been trimmed, giving large margins and an uneven edge. The frontis is protected by a tissue guard. An adventure story adapted from Welsh Legend about the 10th Century discover of America. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    Condition: The book is in excellent condition. The vellum is fractionally darkened, but without significant damage. Internally clean and tidy throughout.

    Book ID: 2007
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  • The Gold of Fairnilee by LANG, Andrew
    LANG, Andrew
    The Gold of Fairnilee

    Bristol / London: J.W. Arrowsmith - Simpkin, Marshall & Co. First Edition. Undated, but 1888. This novel of a fairyland in Scotland was Lang's second book and is written with some occasional Scottish dialect. Has been rebound, retaining its original endpapers. The boards are very good with minimal wear. Inside, wonderful colourful illustrations by E. A. Lemann, and a colour frontispiece by T. Scott. The book has a neat ownership name to the FFEP. Inside the book is very clean and tidy. A lovely example. 86 pages. 245 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3120
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  • The Wife Hunter of the Moriarty Family by MORIARTY, Denis Ignatius [W. J. O'Neill DAUNT]
    MORIARTY, Denis Ignatius [W. J. O'Neill DAUNT]
    The Wife Hunter of the Moriarty Family

    Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart: 1838. An uncommon Irish novel, written by the Mallow MP under the pseudonym Moriarty. First edition (US). 12mo (10 x 13cm). Two volumes, (18), 198, 191 (i). pages. Red cloth spine, and cream card boards. A little fading to the labels on the spine, and slight rubbing to the boards only. Internally clean and tidy, but the text block is quite darkened. Adverts to the front of vol. 1.

    Book ID: 1860
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