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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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  • A Japanese Artist in London. by MARKINO, Yoshio
    MARKINO, Yoshio
    A Japanese Artist in London.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. First edition, hardback. In blue cloth boards with black title and Japanese writing to front, and gilt title to spine. Includes eight delightful full-page water colour illustrations by Markino, plus other b/w sketches by same. Fore edge rough, but gilt top edge. xix, 199, [1] pp.

    Condition: Has some faded stains to edges of both front and back boards. Spine is very slightly faded. Minimal darkening / foxing inside.

    Book ID: 2707
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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 Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion by CROCKETT, S. R.
    CROCKETT, S. R.
    The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion with Those of General Napoleon Smith. Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Boys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Little Boys, Cow Boys, and Tom Boys. (Signed)

    London: Gardner, Darton and Co, 1897. First Edition. Publishers' original illustrated cloth hardback binding. Signed dedication by the author to front blank end paper, dated 1897. A wonderful children's book, with a colour fold-out map (The Gipsy Camp), and many brilliant b/w illustrations by Gordon Browne (some full-page). 379 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches). Samuel Rutherford Crockett, who published under the name "S. R. Crockett", was a Scottish novelist. A contemporary J. M. Barrie, he wrote prolifically in the late 19th century, mainly for the emerging popular 'mass market' readership.

    Condition: The boards are rubbed and bumped. Pages are rough cut at two edges, and some at the back (unpaginated advertisements) remain uncut. Generally the book is bright and clean, with very little foxing. The colour fold-out map is clean and without damage.

    Book ID: 2726
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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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  • Time's Laughingstocks and other verses. by HARDY, Thomas.
    HARDY, Thomas.
    Time's Laughingstocks and other verses.

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1909. First edition. 1 of only 2,000 copies printed. Original green cloth covered hardback boards. Gilt stamped on front cover and title to spine. A collection of 94 poems by Hardy. x, 207, [1], [4] adverts. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    Condition: Boards are lightly bumped to corners. Spine very slightly faded. One leaf (contents etc.) uncut. Light toning / foxing to prelims. Overall very good.

    Book ID: 2712
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