THE SENSATION PRESS
ANTIQUARIAN AND SECONDHAND BOOKS
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Alan G. Thomas, Great Books and Book Collectors (London: Chancellor Press, 1975). Large format hardback. Illustrated. Price clipped from dustwrapper, spine slightly faded, very good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 121

Arthur Mason, The Wee Men of Ballywooden (New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930), illustrated by Robert Lawson.
Signed presentation copy from Arthur Mason to Eleanor Cannall 'To Eleanor Cannall may The Wee Men bring you your wish - whatever that wish may be.'
Together with a long typed letter with handwritten insertions from Arthur Mason to Eleanor about her forthcoming trip to Ireland, the directions to Ballywooden - where he was born - from Downpatrick, and how if she sees the Wee Men 'They are shy little creatures'; also about the homes in the area where the characters lived in the book. He also tells her he will give her letters of introduction.
Also inserted in the book is the visiting card of Mrs. Richmond & Mrs. Clifford Beards (Dorothy Laura Richmond, the wife of medical doctor Dr. Clifford Beards) of 24 Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
Back inner hinge cracked, chips to top of spine, good condition.
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Price £25 Ref. no. 122

Margaret Webster, The Same Only Different: Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family (London: Victor Gollancz, 1969). Biography of Benjamin Webster and his family by his descendant Margaret Webster (the daughter of May Whitty and Ben Webster). Hardback, illustrated. Repaired dustwrapper, good condition.
£12 Ref. no. 123

Hector Macneil and Heinrich Zschokke, The History of Will and Jean and The Goldmakers' Village (Chambers, circa 1850). Two small chapbook style paperbacks, one with the publisher details along the spine as no. 34 of Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts; the other numbered no. 68. Disbound, good condition.
£3 Ref. no. 124

Daniel Pool, Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists (New York: Harper Collins, 1997). Illustrated hardback, very good condition.
£5 Ref. no. 125

Washington Irving, Salmagundi; Or. The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others (Routledge: London, 1850). Ex library in later binding frm the Bolland Collection of British Library of Political and Economic Science. Very good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 126

George Gissing, Thyrza (London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, circa 1927). Nash's Great Novel Library Series. Reading copy only.
Price £4 Ref. no. 127

Leon Edel, Henry James: A Life (London: Collins, 1987). A revised and updated edition of Edel's acclaimed biography, abridged from the five volume edition. Numerous illustrations, and a very large book at 740pp. Previous owner's bookplate, top edge dusty. Very good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 128

George Moore, A Mummer's Wife (London: Walter Scott Limited, circa 1895). 20th edition. Good conditon.
Price £10 Ref. no. 129

Charles Vernon, The Cosmopolitan Elocutionist: Being a Series of Burlesque Renderings of The Charge of the Light Brigade (London: Samuel French, circa 1913). Paperback. Published in The Monologue Series. Very good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 130

Fred Lillywhite (introduction by Robin Marlar), The English Cricketers' Trip to Canada and the United States in 1859 (Tadworth, Surrey: World's Work, 1980). Illustrated. Frederick Lillywhite's firsthand account of the first ever overseas cricket tour. Very good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 131

Harmsworth Magazine Issue for November 1898 with interesting contents and adverts. This was issue No.4. Some creasing and marks to covers, good condition. Contents:
Frontis A Little Maid From Spain
Man is Made of What? by T.F. Manning, illustrated
The Roguey Man, a poem
My Destiny by C.K. Burrow, a story, illustrated by Frederick Pegram
A Famous Wigmaker's (William Clarkson) Famous Album by Gavin Macdonald, with theatrical autographs
Daphne, a story by Walter E. Grogan, illustrated by Harold Copping
From a Smoker's Museum by T.C. Hepworth, illustrated
The Face at the Door: The Drama of a Ghastly Delusion, a story by Walter B. Dobell, illustrated by S.H. Vedder
A Man Hunt With Bloodhounds: Showing how they may be used in the detection of crime, with breeder Edwin Brough, Wyndgate, Scarborough, by Alfred Arkas, illustrated with photos
Threescore and Ten, a poem
The Despatches for Gibralter: A Victoria Cross Affair, a story by Gilbert Heron, illustrated by D.B. Waters and F.T. Jane.
The Sad Fate of Mistress Pru, verses illustrated by Sauber.
A Girl's Balloon Journey over London by Gertrude Bacon, illustrated with photos.
The Editor's Escapade: The Story of a Man and a Manuscript by Archibald Eyre, illustrated by S.H. Vedder.
Remarkable Secret Chambers: Stories of Queer Places by Allan Fea, illustrated by the author.
Dead Men's Wishes: Some Queer Burial Places by H.G. Archer.
The Monthly Gallery of Beautiful Pictures: Time to Get Up by A.J. Elsley; The Son and Heir by L. Schmutzler; A Pushing Family by G.A. Holmes; Gordons and Greys to the Front by Stanley Berkeley; The Ne'er Do Well's Return by K. Schultheiss; three beauties: Countess of Annesley; Miss E. Matthews; Miss Clements.
Price £20 Ref. no. 132

Thomas Hood, The Complete Poems of Tom Hood (London: John Dicks, circa 1880). Sixpenny paperback edition, probably as part of Dicks' English Classics series. Published by the well known penny dreadful and blood publisher John Dicks. Covers chipped, page corners creased, water stain to front cover & first couple of pages. Reading copy.
Price £5 Ref. no. 133

George Eliot, Adam Bede (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, circa 1890). Illustrated. Contemporary ownership of Joseph Beaupre, and a later ownership signature of R. Beaupre of Derby. Some rubbing and light foxing. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 134

Hannah Pakula, An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm (London: Phoenix, 1996). Large format paperback. Illustrated. frontis. Very good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 135

The Harmsworth Monthly Pictorial Magazine Issue for December 1898 in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Larger than usual as this was the Christmas edition. This was issue no. 5. A few chips to covers. Good condition. Contents:
Contents:
The First Christmas. Frontis.
Goldenhair and Curlyhead, A Christmas Poem by Allan Upward, illustrated by J.H. Bacon.
Costly Christmas Crackers: The Romance of Christmas Presents. Illustrated by Photographs.
The Last Minute - Now or Never. A Football incident from the painting by T.M. Hemy.
Making a Football. Illustrated by photos.
The Count and I by James Barratt, illustrated by Robert Sauber.
1898 by Alfred Arkas.
Courtship by Proxy by H.A. Therrauld, illustrated by Fred Pegram.
Tattooed Royalty: Queer Stories of a Queer Craze by R.J. Stephen. Illustrated with photographs.
How the Burglar Helped at Christmas by Lucian Sorrel, illustrated by H.M. Brock.
Baby Belle, a poem by Bernard Malcolm Ramsay.
Irish Beauties by Ignota. Illustrated with photographs of Lady Beatrice Butler, Mrs. Belville West, Miss Florrie Cox (Florence Cox), The Hon. Mrs. Bellew, The Marchioness of Downshire, Mrs. Cecil Lambert, Countess of Limerick, Mrs. Burke Irwin, Lady Carew, Mrs. Cornwallis West, Mrs. Warren, The Hon. Marie Crichton).
The Finder Will be Rewarded by Gerald Brenan, illustrated by Sydney Cowell.
The Cleverest Amateur Cyclist in the World, Remarkable Trick Riding by a Military Officer, (Lieutenant Thomas Orde Lees) with photographs.
The Missing Q.C.'s by John Oxenham, illustrated by Frank Craig and T. Robinson.
London's Unsolved Murders, a Serious Problem Carefully Considered by Lincoln Springfield. Illustrated with photos.
A Baby Santa Claus by Marion Elliston, illustrated by Harold Copping.
Some Sensational Fires by Frederick A.A. Talbot, illustrated with photographs.
A Telegraph Mystery by W.B. Northrup, illustrated by H.H. Flere.
The World's Champion Whistler, Frank Lawton. Illustrated.
His Highness the Rajah: The Quest of the Yellow Diamond by Beatrice Heron-Maxwell. Illustrated by E.J. Sullivan.
Sleighs for Christmas by J.E. Whitby. Illustrated.
Our Monthly Gallery of Beautiful and Interesting Pictures: includes John Bull by Maud Earl; The Last Eleven at Maiwand after Frank Feller; Our Prince by A. Stuart Wortley; A December Day after A. Perez; The Waits by W.H. Trood; Tally Ho after Heywood Hardy; Miriam by N. Sichel.
Price £25 Ref. no. 136

W.B. Maxwell, The Concave Mirror (Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1931). Tauchnitz paperback edition. Maxwell was the novelist son of Braddon. 2 inch tear to front cover near spine edge, otherwise good, dated June 1931. Sound reading copy.
Price £5 Ref. no. 137

Michael Booth, English Melodrama (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1965). Illustrated hardback by theatre historian Michael R. Booth. Ex library, sound reading copy.
Price £15 Ref. no. 138

J.H. Barnes, Forty Years on the Stage: Others (Principally) and Myself (London: Chapman & Hall, 1914).
Autographed presentation copy of the actor's autobiography. Inscription reads: 'D.P. Cooper With the cordial good wishes of the author J.H. Barnes. December 1923. Book published in 1914.'
Illustrations include those of Barnes, but also others including J.C.M. Bellew, Augustus Harris the Elder, Adelaide Neilson, William Terriss, Mrs. Scott Siddons, H.J. Montague, Charles Mathews, Samuel Phelps, Madame Ristori, Mary Anderson, Fred Archer, Charles H.E. Brookfield, Mrs. John Drew, Edwin Booth, Sir Johnstone Forbes-Robertson, Salvini etc.
Some rubbing to covers, very good condition.
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Price £25 Ref. no. 139

Walter Besant, All Sorts and Conditions of Men (London: Chatto and Windus, 1897). Sixpenny paperback. Back cover missing, chips to front. Reading copy.
Price £5 Ref. no. 140

SOLD Ref. no. 141

Frank Frankfort Moore, "I Forbid the Bans" The Story of a Comedy Which was Played Seriously (London: Hutchinson, 1899). Sixpenny novel. An early paperback. Chips to spine, cover creased. Good condition.
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Price £5 Ref. no. 142

George Eliot, Felix Holt (London and Edinburgh: William Blackwood, circa 1890). Illustrated. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 143

Michael Sadleir, Things Past (London: Constable, 1944). Essays on Henry Kingsley, Anthony Trollope, William Maginn, George Eliot, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Jane Austen and others. Very good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 144

Harmsworth Magazine Issue for July 1899 with interesting contents and adverts. Loss to top and bottom of spine. Contents:
Frontis: Winning by J. Haynes Williams.
Ostriches: A Walk Round a Californian Ostrich Farm by E.H. Rydall, illustrated with photos.
The Scent of the Clover, a poem by Winifrd Sutcliffe, design by T. Walter West.
The Bishop's Excursion: An Episcopal Misadventure at the Seaside by J.T. Kingsley Tarpey, illustrated by T.H. Robinson.
1,030,000,000 Passengers; £40,000,000 Profit: Remarkable Figures About Our Railways by Walter Dee.
Accident or Destiny? A Thrilling Incident on an Atlantic Liner by J.L. Hornibrook, illustrated by Ernest Prater.
From the Willow Tree to Lord's: The Life Story of a Cricket Ball, illustrated by photos.
The Butterfly, an illustrated poem by J.E. Whitby, designed by Maurice Clifford.
McCarrick's Novel: Why He Rewrote It by Percy E. Reinganum, illustrated by J.H. Bacon.
Lady Fencers by Myra Dane and Mary Howarth, illustrated with photos.
The Other Man's Hat: The Story of a Diplomat who Failed by Gerald Brenan, illustrated by F.H. Townsemd.
The Suicide Club: The Story of a Notched Counter by Arthur Brebuer, illustrated by Frank Craig.
Some Terrific Explosions by Francis Mackinnon by Francis Mackinnon, illustrated by photos.
The Arrest of Captain Vandaleur: How Miss Cusack Discovered His Trick by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace.
Guardians of the Tsar: Soldiers who Protect the Man of Peace by Karma, illustrated with photos.
How We Held up the Bank: An Exciting City Story by George Hudworth, illustrated by s.H. Vedder.
Queer Bridges by Arthur Guerdon, illustrated with photos.
Our Monthly Gallery of Beautiful Pictures (including The Rival Monasteries by Frank Hyde; painting by A.E. Richardson; A Slight Difference of Opinion by E. von Blaas; The Anti-Muzzling League by W. Henry Gore; The Charge of Scarlett's 300 at the Battle of Balaclava by Stanley Berkeley.
SOLD Ref. no. 145

Harmsworth Magazine Issue for June 1900 in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. This was issue 23. Some marks to covers and chips to spine, hole to one of the rear adverts, good condition. Contents:
Frontis: Come One Come All by F. Thomas Smith.
Why Not Eat Insects: Some New Dishes for the Table by Reverend Theodore Wood, illustrated with photos.
The Crowning Incident of the Franco-German War, a picture by Anton von Werner.
The Last of the Red Indians: The Warriors of the Wild West by W.S. Harwood, illustrated with photos (including chief Moisi, Afraid of Eagle Sioux Chief, members of the Fox tribe, Juan Jose).
A Comedy of Fate: The Story of a Gibson Girl by D.D. Black, illustrated by Alec. C. Ball.
Some Famous Newspaper Scoops by Frederick A. Talbot, illustrated with facsimiles.
Man versus Beast: The Terrible Story of a Tiger and His Trainer by J. Lawrence Hornibrook, illustrated by Ivester Lloyd.
Lost in London. Picture.
What to See at the Paris Exhibition: A Peep at the Great French Fair by J.E. Woolacott, illustrated by photos and drawings.
His Great Sin: The Skeleton in the Cupboard of Mr. George Gregory by Victor L. Whitechurch, illustrated by F.H. Townsend.
Greater Britain: With Portraits of Colonial Governors and their troops at the war in South Africa by Robert Machray, illustrated with photos (including Sir Alfred Milner, Lord Minto, Sir. W.F. Hely Hutchinson, Lord Tennyson, Lord Brassey, Earl of Beauchamp, Lt. Colonel G. Smith, Earl of Ranfurly, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry M'Callum, Lord Lamington).
The Army Chaplain, illustrated by H.H. Flere.
St. Helena: The Prison of Napoleon and Cronje by William Kilmurray, illustrated with photos.
The White Powder: A Doctor's Startling Story by J.H. Hayes, illustrated by Louis Linscott.
Masonic Mysteries: What is a Freemason? by W.J. Wintle, illustrated with photos including masonic temple at Hotel Cecil and the Holborn Restaurant.
The Play Actress - How She Became Countess of Wilchester by Edward Tebbutt, illustrated by C. Shepperson.
£145 for Photographs: Particulars of a Photographic Competition.
You Love Me, don't you, dear Bunny?. Picture.
Risen From the Ranks: Men with Fortunate Knapsacks by A. Birnage, illustrated by photos (Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton 14th Hussars; Major General Luke O'Connor, V.C; Captain John Stacpole; Major General Hector Macdonald; Lt. Colonel Finn 21st Lancers; Captain Marshall V.C.)
Firing a Torpedo by J.J. Bennett, illustrated by photos.
Famous Napoleon Pictures: by Paul Delaroche, Forty Thousand Years Are Looking Down on You by Karl Girardet, Napoleon Crowning Josephine, Napoleon's Farewell to Josephine at Malmaison by L.J. Pott, Bad News, Capture of Napoleon's Carriage at Genappe, The Flight From Waterloo to Paris by Marcus Stone, Napoleon at St. Helena.
Price £20 Ref. no. 146

William Thackeray (writing as Mr. M.A. Titmarsh), Kicklebury's on the Rhine (London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1850). First edition. Full page plates by Thackeray. Original pictorial boards, but rubbed, scratched & grubby, & at some point spine has been replaced with paper. Sound reading copy.
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Price £5 Ref. no. 147

Harmsworth Magazine Issue for October 1900 with interesting contents, including a story by Richard Marsh, and adverts. Back cover missing, chips to front cover, chips to spine. Sound reading copy. Contents:
Frontis and cover picture: Prince Edward, Prince Bertie and Princess Victoria of York.
Our Future King at Play by V.C. Feesey, illustrated by Biograph Pictures of Prince Edward and siblings.
The Outside Ledge: A Cablegram Mystery by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, illustrated by Victor Venner.
Where the Government Works by Herbert Howard, illustrated by photos.
The Sakrobundi Mask by Frederick Breton, illustrated by Ivester Lloyd.
Lady Farmers: Women as Agriculturists by Philip Astor, illustrated with photos.
Winning a Wager by V.M. Craigie Halkett, illustrated by Frederick Pegram.
Wonderful Water by J. Horner, illustrated with photos.
A Bad Spill.
Pugh's Poisoned Ring by Richard Marsh, illustrated by B.E. Minns.
Our Dore Gallery.
Inside Big Ben by Arthur Birnage, illustrated with photos.
The Professor's Dilemma by Henry Farmer, illustrated by F.H. Townsend.
Secret Societies: Facts About Mysterious Orders Existing Today by W.J. Wintle, illustrated by photos.
Education by Machinery by H.J. Shepstone, illustrated by photos (including Fred Warren Smedley of Chicago).
Peter the Guide: A Terrible Alpine Experience by Ernest Charles Heath Hosken.
School Boy Editors illustrated with photos (school magazines and editors: R. Benson & C.A. Willis Eton College Chronicle; J.E. Flitch editor of Ley's Fortnightly; H. Gray, Denstonian; J.K. Macmeikan (probably John Kenneth Macmeikan) of Repton school; A.H. Sidgwick, the Wykehamist; editors of the Alleynian; D. Headland, Chelmsfordian; W.E. Smith, Firefly; W.W. Nind, Blundellian; G.S. Russell, The Grammar School Magazine; W.B. Medhurst, The School Budget; A.F. Jarrett, Stonyhurst Magazine; F.W.B. Bendall and V.S. Banham, Ipswich School Magazine; E.P. Cawston, Eastbournian; H.E. Gibson, Newtonian).
Our Dore Gallery: Eight full page reproductions of his famous paintings.
Price £15 Ref. no. 148

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (Halifax: Ryburn, 1992). First published 1856. Edited by Judie Newman. Leather binding. 750 pages. A couple of small splits to dustjacket, previous owner's bookplate. Very good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 149

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Pink and White Tyrany: A Society Novel (New York: New American Library, 1988). First published in 1871. Paperback. Illustrated. Introduction by Judith Martin. Paper slightly browned, previous owner's bookplate. Good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 150

Ford Madox Hueffer, Rossetti: A Critical Essay on His Art (London: Duckworth, 1920). Pocket edition reprint of the 1902 edition. Numerous black & white illustrations, some less familiar than others. Some rubbing to covers, good condition.
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Price £25 Ref. no. 151

John Henry Lunn, an original large pen and ink portrait on card of actor Lionel Brough produced for the Tribune newspaper in about 1905. J.H. Lunn based his portrait on a photograph of Brough by Lizzie Caswall Smith. John Henry Lunn (1864-1951) was born in York. When he became an artist and illustrator he moved to Brixton. Good condition.
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Price £45 Ref. no. 152

The Cabinet Portrait Gallery: First Series (London: Cassell, 1890). One volume of profiles of Victorian artistic, royal and political celebrities and 38 woodburytype and carbon photographs by W. & D. Downey. Contains all of the first series and several of the photographs from the second series, in a half leather binding. Subjects: The Duke and Duchess of Fife, Sarah Bernhardt, The Archbishop of Canterbury Edward White Benson, Prince George of Wales, Lord William George Armstrong, Mary Anderson and Fanny Stirling, James Payn, The Prince of Wales, Some Leading Actresses in a Group (Miss Atherton, Violet Cameron, Miss P. Broughton, Miss Williamson, Maude Branscombe, Kate Vaughan, Connie Gilchrist, Miss Grubbe, Miis D'Angeli, Nellie Farren, Miss Palmer, Florence St. John), Maude Millett, The Duke of Westminster, Lewis Morris, Anna Williams, Duke of Connaught, James Dromgole Linton, Frank Lockwood, The Duchess of Leinster, Signor Alfredo Piatti, Lord Charles Beresford, Mrs. Lillie Langtry, Colonel J.F. Maurice, Princess Victoria and Maud of Wales, Sir Frederick Abel, Reverend Henry Allon, Professor Thomas Huxley, Mrs. Millicent Fawcett, Lord Farrer Herschell, Herr Joseph Joachim, Eliza Lynn Linton, Reverend Hugh Price Hughes, John Morley, Countess of Dudley, Sir Frederick Leighton, Reverend Dr. Warre, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Sir Henry Ponsonby, Princess Alexandra, Sir Henry Hawkins, Father Ignatius (Joseph Leycester Lyne). Some foxing to paper, otherwise good condition. Scarce as usually this title is broken up for the photographic plates.Click on image for more pictures and contents of this title.
Price £90 Ref. no. 153

The Cabinet Portrait Gallery: Second Series (London: Cassell, 1891). One volume of profiles of Victorian artistic, royal and political celebrities and 36 woodburytype and carbon photographs by W. & D. Downey. Contains all of the second series in original cloth binding. Subjects: Princess Alexandra, Sir Henry Hawkins, Father Ignatius (Joseph Leycester Lyne), Sir Charles Russell, Madame Nordica, Sir Algernon Borthwick, Princess Christian, Briton Riviere, Wilson Barrett, Reverend Dr. Edwin Abbot, Ada Rehan, Bret Harte, Sir Robert Ball, Marchioness of Londonderry, George Du Maurier, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Agnes Huntington, Anton Rubinstein, Bishop of Ripon Dr. Boyd Carpenter, Emily Faithfull, Lord Derby, Mr. George Henschel, Mrs. Lillian Henschel, Sir Henry Roscoe, Michael Davitt, Madge Kendal, Sir Christopher Teesdale, Frederic Harrison, Mary Davies, Squire Bancroft, Sir Charles Tupper, Lady Charles Beresford, Canon Fleming, Oscar Wilde, Miss Eames, Viscount Cranbrook. Foxing to paper, contents shaken, Princess Alexandra plate detatched. Scarce as usually this title is broken up for the photographic plates, especially for the Oscar Wilde photo.
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Price £80 Ref. no. 154

Paul Vedder, The Playgoers' Pocket Book, The Dramatic Year 1886: With Descriptions and Illustrations of all the most Important New Plays of the Year; Copies of many of the Play-bills and a Record of Dramatic Events (London: J. & R. Maxwell, 1887). Paperback. Illustrations: Helen Eastlake, Faust's Study, Margaret in Faust, The Mikado, William Terriss in Harbour Lights, Hoodman Blind, Wilson Barrett and Kate Rorke. Spine chipped, loss to one corner of back cover, good condition.
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Price £25 Ref. no. 155

Muriel Spark, Fanfarlo and Other Verse (Aldington, Kent: The Hand and Flower Press). Paperback. Spark's first book. Foxing to covers, good condition.
Price £5 Ref.
no. 156

Ellen Terry, Real photo postcard of Ellen Terry as Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Genuine autograph in ink 'Ellen Terry = 1906' in ink. Rotary Photo Postcard. A little fading, good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 157

Ellen Terry, Real photo postcard of Ellen Terry as Madame Sans Gene in Madame Sans Gene. Genuine autograph in ink 'Ellen Terry' in ink. Photograph by Window & Grove, postcard by J. Beagles & Co. A little fading at edges, good condition.
Price £20 Ref. no. 158

Ann Monsarrat, An Uneasy Victorian: Thackeray the Man 1811-1863 (London: Cassell, 1980). Biography. Previous owner's bookplate, no dustwrapper, good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 159

P.C. Wren (Percival Christopher Wren), Beau Geste (London: John Murray, 1927). Large format limited Edition de Luxe. Signed autograph by P.C. Wren and numbered copy 489. The book also has P.C. Wren's own armorial bookplate with a presentation inscription 'To Mrs. Irene Ransom, with the author's compliments - (& thanks for a dance!) P.C. Wren'. Illustrated by Helen McKie. Covers and title paper rubbed. The major flaw is that the very first two pages of the novel are missing or were never bound in this copy!
Price £15 Ref. no. 160

The News of the World, Sunday, 1 October 1843. 1980s or 1990s reproduction of the first ever issue of The News of the World. Paper browned. Picture shows the newspaper folded in half. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 161

Robert Browning, The Poetical Works of Robert Browning (Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1872).
Published in the Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors, published in 1872
Volumes 2, 3 and 4 in original Art Nouveau style Tauchnitz binding.
Price £9 Ref. no. 162

Beatrice Whitby, Sunset (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1898). Fourth edition. Edges rubbed, front free endpaper missing. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 163

Walter Scott, The Abbot (Edinburgh and London: Adam & Charles Black, 1891). Sixpenny paperback. A couple of chips to spine, water mark to front cover. Good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 164

Matilda Betham Edwards, Under the German Ban in Alsace and Lorraine (London: Dent, circa 1915). Published in the Wayfarer's Library. First published in 1914. Non fiction travel account by the Victorian novelist. Colour frontis, very good condition.
Price £4 Ref. no. 165

Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Mystery of Sasassa Valley,' Chamber's Journal of Popular Literature 1879 (W. & R. Chambers: London & Edinburgh, 1879). This anonymously published short story was Doyle's first published work, when he was 20 years old. Scarce. The volume is attractively bound in contemporary leather and marbled boards, some rubbing, crack to inner hinge. Very good condition. Click on image for more pictures of this title.
Price £50 Ref. no. 166

Peter Wood, Poverty and the Workhouse in Victorian Britain (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1991). Hardback. Illustrated. Edges foxed, previous owner's bookplate. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 167

Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad (London: Chatto & Windus, 1884). Yellowback. Covers faded and rubbed, loss to top and base of spine. Good condition.
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Price £10 Ref. no. 168

Barry Pain, Eliza (London: S.H. Bousfield, 1901). 6th edition. Paperback. Comic stories about Eliza and her husband. Still funny today. Small ownership signature on front cover, very good condition.
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Price £15 Ref. no. 169

Barry Pain, Exit Eliza (London: Cassell and Company, 1912). 2nd edition. Paperback. Illustrated by Fred Bennett. Comic stories about Eliza and her husband. Still funny today. Spine & back cover replaced circa 1920, loss to spine. Small signature of owner on front cover. Good condition.
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Price £9 Ref. no. 170

Stanley Weyman, Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France (Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1902). Two volumes in contemporary binding. Spines and edges rubbed, contemporary armorial bookplate of Margaret Agnes Cordes (nee Margaret Agnes Milne), good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 171

John Fabb and W.Y. Carman, The Victorian and Edwardian Army From Old Photographs (London: B.T. Batsford, 1984). Illustrated. A couple of tears to dustwrapper, good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 172

George Moore, The Lake (Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1906). Frontis reads, 'revised for the Tauchnitz edition.' Said to be Moore's best novel about Ireland. Paperback in original covers, dated May 1906. A couple of splits to spine, good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 173

George Moore, Celibate Lives (Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1927). An original Tauchnitz hardback binding design. Contemporary signature of Ashley Dodd, Hamburg 1928. Very good condition.
Price £5 Ref. no. 174

Henry Labouchere, a carte de visite photograph of the journalist, editor and politician Henry Labouchere by by the London Stereoscopic Company. Caption: "The Besieged Resident" H. Labouchere Esq., Late M.P. for Middlesex.' A few marks, good condition.
Price £15 Ref. no. 175

The Druggist: A Monthly Trade Circular (London: 1869). Issue of the magazine for 10 April 1869 with interesting contents and adverts. Good condition.
Price £10 Ref. no. 176

Sam Wild (Edited by "Trim" - William Broadley Megson), The Original, Complete and Only Authentic Story of "Old Wilds" (The Yorkshire "Richardson's", and the Pioneer of the Provincial Theatre) A Nursery of Strolling Players and the Celebrities Who Appeared There: Being the Reminiscences of its Chief and Last Proprietor Sam Wild, Reprinted From the Halifax Courier (London: The Society of Theatre Research, 1989). Reprinted from the 1888 edition. Previous owner's bookplate, very good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 177

Arthur Sketchley, Mrs. Brown Up the Nile (London: Routledge, circa 1869). Yellowback. Ownership signature in ink of Clara D'Orville Gorham (born Clara Dorville Morton, later wife of the Reverend Henry Stephen Gorham). Rubbing to covers and spine. Good condition for a yellowback.
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Price £10 Ref. no. 178

Frederick Warde, Fifty Years of Make-Believe (Los Angeles, California: Times-Mirror Press, 1923). Illustrated. Autograph presentation copy from Frederick Warde to Mary Mause (? surname not quite clear): 'To Mary Mause: With appreciation of years of gentle kindness unfailing good humour and thoughtful consideration for the comfort of others, Frederick Warde, May 1923.' Also a 1920 Christmas card inscribed 'Mrs. Warde and myself join in wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Bright and Happy New Year with
the fullest appreciation of courtesies and kindness you have shown us for several years, Frederick Warde, 1920.' Autobiography of the British Victorian actor. Covers marked, front inner hinge very weak.
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Price £25 Ref. no. 179

Joan Lock, Dreadful Deeds and Awful Murders: Scotland Yard's First Detectives 1829-1878 (Lydeard St. Lawrence, 1990)). Hardback. Interesting account of early police and the Detective Department, with mentions of their influence on Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. Good condition.
Price £9 Ref. no. 180

John Addington Symonds, New Italian Sketches (Leipzig: Tauchnitz,1884). Rebound in a beautiful contemporary Italian binding, hand painted and elaborately blocked in gold, all edges tinted red. What makes this copy unusual, is the fact that it retains the original protective dustwrapper and slipcase box. Covers slightly browned, very good condition.
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Price £40 Ref. no. 181

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