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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. COMPLETE

by Dickens, Charles [sic]

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Published
1873
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1873. Brattleboro [Vermont]: published by T[homas]. P. James, 1873. Original brown cloth. First Edition of one of the earliest -- and certainly most curious -- sequels/solutions to Charles Dickens's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, published in Vermont only three years after the mystery was left unfinished when Dickens died in June 1870. It occupies a considerable 488… Read more
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ARMADALE. A Novel

by Collins, Wilkie

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Published
1866
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NZ$646.25

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1866. With Illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. 2 pp preliminary ads. Original grey-green cloth. First American Edition, published about eight days after Smith Elder's two-volume English edition -- and with 36 illustrations, compared to the UK edition's twenty. This is "Collins's longest novel... The complex plot combines several of Collins's favourite themes, including the… Read more
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THE BLANKET OF THE DARK

by Buchan, John

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Published
1931
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1931. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. Original green cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition. As with Buchan's MIDWINTER (1923), this is a tale sited in Buchan's adopted home of Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Taking place during the reign of Henry VIII, a country boy is convinced by three self-serving men that he is sixth in descent… Read more
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THE MARACOT DEEP and Other Stories

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1929
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1929. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929. Original black cloth decorated in yellow, with dust jacket. First American Edition of the last volume of fiction to be published during Doyle's lifetime. The title tale is Doyle's great science fiction adventure in which Professor Maracot leads an expedition to the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and… Read more
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THE LAND OF MIST

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1926
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1926. New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). Original yellow-green cloth, with dust jacket. First American Edition, published two months after the English. This is Doyle's psychic novel, for which he resurrected Professor Challenger (who had journeyed to the land of the dinosaurs in THE LOST WORLD and had faced the end of human life in THE… Read more
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THE WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST [inscribed plus three letters]

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1921
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NZ$4,236.50

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1921. [FOUR signatures of A. Conan Doyl] Illustrated. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1921]. Original green cloth. First American Edition, issued in the same month as the English edition, and consisting of only 1500 copies. This is Doyle's account of his 1920-1921 missionary tour of Australia and New Zealand, spreading his belief in… Read more
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ANTICIPATIONS

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1902
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1902. [1902 in dust jacket] of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 4 pp undated ads. Original grey boards with printed spine label, with fabric dust jacket. First American Edition of this book of prophecies for the Twentieth Century (such as locomotion,… Read more
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THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1909
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1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in the English language. This is a tale of a meteor's close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French… Read more
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ISLAND NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1893
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1893. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa / The Bottle Imp / The Isle of Voices. With Illustrations by Gordon Browne and W. Hatherell. London Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, 1893. 16 pp ads dated Mar 1893. Original blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First English Edition, published five days after the American. "The… Read more
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MOON-FACE and Other Stories

by London, Jack

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Published
1906
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1906. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 4 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in white, green and gilt. First Edition, consisting of 8,400 copies (preceded only by a pre-publication copyright issue). Probably the best-known story in this collection is "Planchette" -- in which the spirit of a woman's dead father returns to kill her… Read more
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TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1903
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1903. London: Macmillan and Co., 1903. 6 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated "20.9.03." Original blind-stamped olive green cloth. First Edition of this collection of thirteen tales of fantasy and the supernatural -- probably the least-known of Wells's fantastical titles. Included are "The Magic Shop," "The Valley of Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost" and "The… Read more
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QUESTIONABLE SHAPES

by Howells, W[illiam]. D[ean]

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Published
1903
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1903. Illustrated. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. 4 pp undated ads. Original red cloth. First Edition of this collection of three tales involving spirits or ghosts -- "describing the entry of a very etiolated supernatural into the lives of the leisured, moneyed class of the turn of the century" [Bleiler]. They are… Read more
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DOCTOR OX, and Other Stories

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1874
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1874. Translated from the French by George M. Towle. Authorized Edition. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874. Original blind-stamped green moiré cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in English). The tales in this collection, in addition to "Doctor Ox's Experiment," are "Master Zacharius," "A Drama in the Air," "A Winter in… Read more
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BLAKE OF THE "RATTLESNAKE."

by Jane, Fred T.

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Published
1895
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NZ$287.22

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1895. Or The Man Who Saved England. A Study of Torpedo Warfare in 189-. Illustrated by the Author. London: Tower Publishing Company, 1895. 2 pp undated ads. Original grey-green cloth pictorially decorated in black and orange. First Edition of the first of Jane's scientific romances -- visions of future war, fought with future ships and aircraft.… Read more
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DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT, and other Stories

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1875
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1875. With Numerous Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American fully-illustrated edition, from the sheets of the first British edition. These four tales include three that are among Jules Verne's earliest: "A Drama in the Air" (appeared in a periodical in 1851,… Read more
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THE WOLF'S LONG HOWL

by (Bradley, Will) Waterloo, Stanley

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Published
1899
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1899. Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Original red cloth decorated in black and white, First Edition of this collection of 21 tales, some of a fantastical nature. This book is today collected primarily for its binding, designed by Will Bradley; its second strongest appeal is as a book produced by the… Read more
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THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1909
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1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English. This is a tale of a meteor's close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French daily journal… Read more
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THE MERRY MEN and Other Tales and Fables

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1887
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1887. London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1886. Original blue cloth decorated in silver and black. First Edition of this handsomely-bound collection of tales, some of which (like "Thrawn Janet") are along the same vein as JEKYLL AND HYDE -- Stevenson called such stories his "creepers." This copy has the earliest ad catalogue… Read more
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THE BODY-SNATCHER

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1895
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1895. Illustrated. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1895]. 3 pp undated ads. Original violet cloth decorated in dark violet. First Edition, issued as the second volume in Merriam's "Violet Series." This is Stevenson's famous tale about the anatomist "K---" and his need for cadavres (based undoubtedly upon the career of Robert Knox, 1793-1862); … Read more
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PHARAIS

by Macleod, Fiona [pseudonym of William Sharp]

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Published
1894
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1894. A Romance of the Isles. Derby: printd by Harpur and Murray at the Moray Press in May 1894 and sold by Frank Murray at his Bookshops in Derby Leicester and Nottingham. Original flexible boards covered with glazed grey-green paper elaborately decorated in gilt. First Edition (trade issue -- there were also 75 numbered/signed copies), published as a… Read more
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