• VANITY FAIR - Thackeray (1879) 2 Vols. Illustrated leather bound fine bindings

    NEAR FINE : no dust jackets as issued, hard covers, two uniform volumes, half leather bindings, cloth lined boards, gilt rules to panels, raised bands, gilt tooled decorations to spines, gilt titles direct to spines, all page edges gilt,lightly rubbed at spine tips, corners, edges, hinges strong, bindings firm, marbled endpapers, no inscriptions, text blocks very clean & bright.
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  • Montrose & The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott - Full Leather Binding - 1873

    Published by Adam and Charles Black in 1873, this book is volume 6 of a collected Pocket Edition of Sir Walter Scott's 'Waverley' novels. The book is bound in thin red full leather boards with gold titling and decoration on the spine.
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  • 1824 Triple Decker Novel Hajji Baba Ponsonby Queen Victoria's Private Secretary

    The most popular Oriental novel in the English language and a highly influential stereotype of the so-called “Persian national character” in modern times. Former owners name in ink in each volume Hon Captain R Spencer [no further details ].
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  • SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT by BEATRICE HARRADEN. TAUCHNITZ 1st ed 1894.LEATHER

    TAUCHNITZ 1st ed 1894. HALF-LEATHER BINDING, FRONT JOINT HAS SOME SLIGHT WEAR BUT TIGHT & BRIGHT.
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  • Reader's Digest Leather Bound Book Condensed Novels incl. Without Remorse

    Vintage Reader's Digest leather bound book with condensed novels , published 1994. The following novels are in the book : • Without Remorse by Tom Clancy • The Acorn Winter by Elizabeth Webster • The Survivor by Hans Herlin • Royal Stakes by John Welcome Great books to read, and add to collection, or for decoration. Great condition.
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  • The EVIL GENIUS - Wilkie Collins (1886 Chatto & Windus) FIRST EDITION 3 Vols 1st

    The complete novel in three volumes.The Evil Genius (1886) tackles the related themes of divorce and child-custody. The 'evil genius' of the title is an interfering mother-in-law. Collins unexpectedly upholds double standards in a passage added shortly before publication, claiming that a husband's adultery should not, by itself, be sufficient grounds for divorce, and ends the novel with a reconciliation and remarriage.
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  • A Collection of 20 Old LEATHER BOUND BOOKS Poetry Keats Milton History Novels &c

    20 OLD LEATHER BOUND. (pub. London, David Bogue, GOOD minus, full leather, spine label missing, split at lower joint approx 60mm in length from head, NOTE this book is from the Cefntilla library of Lord Raglan, evidenced by the bookplates on the front endpapers).
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  • 1770-76 19vols Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels Clarissa Grandison Pamela

    Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels Clarissa, Pamela, Grandison. Samuel Richardson's famous epistolary novels Clarissa, Pamela and Grandison. In uniform speckled calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities.
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  • 1827 8Vol The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott Waverley Rob Roy Memoirs of Swift

    The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott and The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. In the cultural sphere, Scott's Waverley novels played a significant part in the movement in rehabilitating the public perception of the Scottish Highlands and its culture, which had been formally suppressed as barbaric – and viewed in the southern mind as a breeding ground of hill bandits, religious fanaticism, and Jacobite rebellions.
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  • 1829 3 Vol The Borderers a Tale J. F. Cooper First Edition

    From the author of "The Pilot", "The Spy" and "Red Rover". Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. While on his death bed, the Austrian composer Franz Schubert wanted most to read more of Cooper's novels.
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  • 1832-33 7vol Tales and Novel Maria Edgeworth Popular Tales Fashionable Life

    Comprising Volume IV and V (Popular Tales I and II) and volumes VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X (Volumes I-V of Fashionable Life). Both Popular Tales and Tales of Fashionable Life are complete in themselves.
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  • 1831-1866 12vol The Novels of Fenimore Cooper Frontispieces Headsman Mohicans

    A uniformly bound collection of the novels of American author James Fenimore Cooper. The Novels of James Fenimore Cooper. Among naval historians Cooper's works on the early U.S. Navy have been well received, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries.
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  • 1837 4vol Prior Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith Variety Pieces Collected

    The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected. The Miscellanous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. Including a Variety of Pieces now first collected by James Prior.
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  • 1806 4Vols The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding Complete Pocket Sized

    Tom Jones is considered Fielding's greatest work and is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The text is part Bildungsroman and part Picaresque as it follows the hero Tom Jones against a background of biting social commentary.
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  • 1898 5vol Works of Jane Austen Northanger Abbey Persuasion Pride and Prejudice

    With the bookplate of Ken Tomkinson, of Worcestershire to all volumes. Tomkinson is known as the founder of The Carpet Museum Trust, Kidderminster. At Xmas 1954 I gave them to my son Kenneth'. The Works of Jane Austen Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility & Mansfield Park.
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  • 1829-1833 12 vols Scotts Novels and Lockharts Life of Scott Waverley Cadell

    Scott's Novels and Lockhart's Life of Scott. With eight Waverley novels ( across 10 volumes) and two volumes of Lockhart's life of Scott. The Waverley novels are a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott.
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  • 1851-1858 20vol The Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton Pelham Godolphin Zanoni

    Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. The Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, complete in twenty volumes.
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  • 1841 3vols Old St.Pauls A Tale of the Plague and the Fire Illustrated Ainsworth

    Old St Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart. Rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to the extremities. Rubbing to joints also.
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  • 1882-85 6Vol The Novels of Jane Austen with A Memoir Bentley Edition Frontis

    In this collection Sense and Sensibility and Emma are taken from the 1882 Steventon edition, widely regarded as the one of the first collected editions of Jane Austen's novels and a landmark in Austen's nineteenth century representation.
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  • 1880 16vols DE QUINCEY Works CONFESSIONS Opium Eater

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by de Quincey.
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  • 1825 3 Vol Lionel Lincoln Leaguer Of Boston James Fenimore Cooper American Novel

    Lionel Lincoln is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in 1825. The novel was originally conceived as part of a 13 volume series of historical novels by Cooper; however, he was generally dissatisfied with his work as a historical novelist.
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  • c1880 4vol Novels of William Harrison AINSWORTH Star Chamber Old St Paul's

    Four Novels: Old St. Paul's, The Flitch of Bacon or the Custom of Dunmow, The Spendthrift, and The Star Chamber. Comprised of Old St. Paul's, The Flitch of Bacon or the Custom of Dunmow, The Spendthrift, and The Star Chamber.
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  • c1900 6vols Tales from Blackwood Third Series Short Stories Maga Magazine Cowper

    Tales From Blackwood Third Series. A collection of anthologies of short stories originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. The complete six volumes of the third series. Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine of miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980.
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  • 1890 12vol The Works of LORD LYTTON Alice Devereaux Ernest Maltravers and Others

    Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (1803 –1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, with some wear to the spines and extremities, and some marks to the boards.
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  • 1862-4 11 vol Works CAPTAIN MARRYAT

    Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) was a distinguished naval officer and novelist. While at sea, Marryat wrote and in 1829 published The Naval Officer, or, Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay.
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  • 1825 14vol Tales And Miscellaneous Pieces By Maria Edgeworth Vignette Titles

    Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces by Maria Edgeworth. An uncommon complete set of Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces by Maria Edgeworth with vignette title pages to each volumes. Maria Edgeworth (1768 - 1849) was a prolific Irish writer of adults' and children's literature.
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  • 1822 3vol The Pirate Walter Scott First Edition

    Critical reaction to The Pirate was highly polarised. Lavish praise came from the Scotsman and from Blackwood's, for whom Scott was 'one of the greatest of all national historians'. Also favourable were the Edinburgh Magazine, extolling the 'gigantic, versatile and prolific powers of this matchless Delineator of Nature', and the New Edinburgh Review which judged the novel 'equal to any of the collection in the varied talent and power which distinguish them all'.
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  • 1792 6vols The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith

    The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith In Six Volumes. A collection of The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Thomas De Quincey wrote of him 'All the motion of Goldsmith's nature moved in the direction of the true, the natural, the sweet, the gentle'.
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  • 1801-05 3vols The Works of Peter Pindar Esquire

    In 1780, Wolcot went to London and began writing satires. The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy. These attempts being well received, he soon began to fly at higher game, the King and Queen being the most frequent marks for his satirical shafts.
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  • 1832 3vol James Fenimore Cooper Heidenmauer Or The Benedictines First Edition

    The Heidenmauer; or The Benedictines A Story of the Rhine is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in 1832. Among naval historians his works on early U.S. naval history have been widely received but were sometimes criticised by Cooper's contemporaries.
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  • 1871-72 4Vol George Eliot Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life First Edition

    Middlemarch is the penultimate novel by English novelist George Eliot, the pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans. Set in the fictitious MIdlands town of Middlemarch it comprises several distinct stories which intersect.
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  • 1808 Marmion A Tale Of Flodden Field Walter Scott Poem War History 3 Vols

    The Lay of Last Minstrel, Marmion: A tale of Flodden Field, The Lady of the Lake. Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field is a first edition volume of Scott's epic poem. It is a verse in six cantos about the famous historical battle that took place in 1513 between England and Scotland.
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  • 1782 4 Vols History of TOM JONES by Henry FIELDING Calf

    The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. In Four Volumes. Tom Jones is considered Fielding's greatest work and is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The text is part Bildungsroman and part Picaresque as it follows the hero Tom Jones against a background of biting social commentary.
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  • 1855 3vol Moredun A Tale Twelve Hundred and Ten Sir Walter Scott First Edition

    Moredun: A Tale of the Twelve Hundred and Ten. A first edition of this novel by Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott. In quarter morroco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with marks to boards, slight shelfwear and slight loss to leather at head of volume III.
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  • 1820 3vol Sir Walter Scott Ivanoe A Romance Second Edition

    A handsomely bound early edition Ivanhoe, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott published in 1820, and set in 12th-century England. With a dedicatory epistle to the Rev. Dr. Dryasdust, F.A.S. to front of volume one by Laurence Templeton, dated 1817.
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  • 1828 3vols Early PROSE Romances William J Thoms First Edition

    William John Thoms (1803–1885), antiquary. Thoms began his working life as a clerk in the secretary's office at Chelsea Hospital, a position he held until 1844. His principal interests, early conceived, were in literature and bibliography, especially the latter.
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  • 1830 3 Vol Lawrie Todd Or The Settlers In The Woods John Galt FIRST Edition

    John Galt (2 May 1779 – 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Born in Irvine, in Ayrshire, Galt was the son of a naval captain. He was a first cousin of Captain Alexander Allan.
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  • 1766 4vols The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain Rene Lesage

    A charming set of The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain-Rene Lesage. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane In Four Volumes. Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle.
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  • 1774 3vol The Spiritual Quixote Richard Graves Satire to Methodism Second Ed

    The Spiritual Quixote: Or the Summer's Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose A Comic Romance. Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement.
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  • 1802 William Parnell Julietta Scarce Novel First Edition Leather Binding

    A very scarce first edition novel, in very attractive leather binding. First Edition,Scarce. William Parnell. In calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there is some minor wear to the extremities and joints, with some markings to boards and strain to hinges.
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  • ORLEY FARM - Anthony Trollope (1862 1st Ed) Illustrated by Millais 2 Vols in 1

    Bound in at p.86 not 89 as listed, bound from the original serialised parts, with stab marks showing at gutters, the complete novel in two volumes bound together. Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope. "Millais's main effort is to do justice to the characters of Trollope's wonderfully rich and varied novel and to the situations in which they find themselves, yet the comfort, even elegance, of Victorian existence on the right side of the social line is nowhere more attractively presented than in his forty drawing for this novel.".
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  • LAVENGRO Scholar Gypsy Priest - George Borrow (1896) Illustrated by E J Sullivan

    Lavengro: The Scholar, The Gypsy, the Priest by George Borrow. ILLUSTRATED BY E. J. SULLIVAN. Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest (1851) falls somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel, and has long been considered a classic of 19th-century English literature.
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  • 1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition

    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders &c Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd variety for threescore years, besides her childhood, was twelve years a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother) twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, liv'd honest, and died a penitent, written from her own memorandums.
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  • CERVANTES, 'DON QUIXOTE', 1801, 4 vols, leather bound, illustrated.

    PUBLISHING DETAILS: Full title: The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Early and illustrated 4-volume edition of the classic Cervantes novel, published by William Miller of London in 1801. 371, 412, 391 & 440 pages, with fold-out map to volume 1. Size: 24 x 15 cms (9.5" x 6"). Weight: over 4 kilos (9 pounds) CONDITION: I would rate these as very good, commensurate with their age.
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  • 1781 ROBINSON Crusoe Daniel Defoe Illustrations by Stothard Hand Coloured RARE

    Six Hand Coloured Engravings By Thomas Stothard. The six plates delineated by Stothard are all dated 1781 and are variously sculpted by Heath, Collyer, Walker and Grignion. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
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  • A WAYSIDE WEED - A. F. Slade (1901 1st Ed) Annie Deane Leather bound book scarce

    VERY GOOD : no dust jacket, hard cover, half leather binding, cloth lined boards, raised bands to spine, gilt titles to spine, page ends speckled red, rubbed at corners & spine, hinges strong, binding firm, a little toning to endpapers, no inscriptions, text block very clean & bright.
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  • POOR MISS FINCH - Wilkie Collins (Bentley 1872 First Edition) 3 Vols 1st leather

    Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of the landscape painter William Collins. In 1846 he was entered to read for the bar at Lincoln's Inn, where he gained the knowledge that was to give him much of the material for his writing.
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  • The RAINBOW FEATHER - Fergus Hume 1898 1stEd leather bound Victorian crime novel

    Hume was born in England, the second son of James Hume. He was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 1885. Shortly after graduation Hume relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he obtained a job as a barristers' clerk.
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