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ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS. In Three Volumes

by Meredith, George

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Published
1891
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1891. [an amazingly fine set] London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. Original royal blue cloth decorated in black. First Edition of what is "generally considered the most stylistically opaque and tortured of his [Meredith's] novels" [Williams]. Victor Radnor, Nataly Dreighton and their daughter Nesta have been supremely happy for twenty years; but now that Nesta is of… Read more
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LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA: A Novel. In Three Volumes

by Meredith, George

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Published
1894
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NZ$578.83

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1894. London: Chapman and Hall, 1894. Original olive green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of Meredith's last three-decker novel, which consisted of 1,500 copies -- published, in fact, in the final year of the three-volume format, as the lending libraries had finally lost their decades-long control over the publishing of English fiction. The next year would… Read more
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JOHN CALDIGATE. In Three Volumes [in one]

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1879
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NZ$1,245.59

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1879. London: Chapman & Hall, 1879. Original scarlet cloth decorated in black. First Edition, third binding state (three-volumes-in-one), of this adventurous tale. "The plot is one of his most interesting, ingenious, elaborate, and unexpected" [Walpole]. John Caldigate goes to Australia to seek his fortune in the gold mines, and winds up living with one Euphemia Smith;… Read more
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THE MILL ON THE FLOSS

by Eliot, George [Marian Evans]

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Published
1860
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NZ$1,978.29

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1860. In Three Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. 16 pp Vol III undated ads. Original blind-stamped cinnamon-brown cloth. First Edition. This is the sad tale of Maggie Tulliver, from the Dorlcote Mill on the Floss River -- a novel noteworthy more for its accurate depiction of rural characters than for its… Read more
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QUENTIN DURWARD. In Three Volumes

by [Scott, Walter]

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Published
1823
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NZ$2,857.53

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1823. By the Author of "Waverley,["] ["]Peveril of the Peak," &c. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1823. Original textured grey-green cloth, with printed spine labels. First Edition, first issue, of Scott's well-known adventure tale sited in Fifteenth Century France, amidst the conflict between King Louis XI and the… Read more
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MIDDLEMARCH. A Study of Provincial Life. [In Four Volumes.]

by Eliot, George

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Published
1871
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NZ$4,322.93

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1871. [in four volumes] Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871 (for Vol I; 1872 for Vols II, III & IV). Bound in three-quarter calf with leather spine labels, with marbled paper boards that match the marbling of the endpapers and the (trimmed) page edges. First Edition in book form of George Eliot's famous "study of provincial… Read more
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LEYTON HALL, and Other Tales. In Three Volumes

by Lemon, Mark

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Published
1867
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NZ$1,392.13

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1867. [inscribed by the author] London: Hurst and Blackett, 1867. 16 pp Vol III ads dated November 1866. Original blind-stamped blue-violet cloth with spines stamped in gilt. First Edition of this collection of tales: Vol I consists entirely of "Leyton Hall," Vol II consists of "Hearts are Trumps," "Mind Your Own Business" and "The Talking Spell,"… Read more
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MOHAWKS. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by [Braddon, Mary Elizabeth]

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Published
1886
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NZ$1,685.21

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1886. By the Author of "Lady Audley's Secret," "Vixen," "Ishmael," etc. London: John and Robert Maxwell, [1886]. Original dark green cloth with spine lettered in gilt. First Edition (after serialization in Belgravia) of this novel by the founder of the intricately plotted sensation novel, particularly known for her transgressive heroines. It is no coincidence that her… Read more
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ONE LIFE, ONE LOVE. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by [Braddon, Mary Elizabeth]

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Published
1890
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NZ$1,538.67

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1890. By the Author of "Lady Audley's Secret," "Vixen," "Ishmael," "The Day Will Come," etc. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1890. Original dark green cloth with spines lettered in gilt. First Edition of this novel by the founder of the intricately plotted sensation novel, particularly known for her transgressive heroines. By 1890 her books… Read more
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TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES. In Three Volumes

by Hardy, Thomas

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Published
1892
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NZ$1,428.77

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1892. [TESS in original cloth] A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented. [London:] James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., (1892). Original ochre-tan cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, second or third impression (dated 1892 rather than 1891 on the title versos). This is today Hardy's best-known novel, thanks in part to its appearances on the big and little… Read more
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THE DUKE'S CHILDREN. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1880
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NZ$2,417.91

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1880. London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. 24 pp Vol III undated ads. Original blue-green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of the sixth and last Palliser novel. Since the end of THE PRIME MINISTER, the Duchess of Omnium has died, leaving to the Duke the care of their three children; just who is providing a… Read more
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MISS MACKENZIE. In Two Volumes

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1865
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NZ$1,831.75

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1865. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth. First Edition. According to Trollope's autobiography, he wrote this novel with a desire to prove that a novel may be produced without any love... In order that I might be strong in my purpose, I took for my heroine a very unattractive old maid [of… Read more
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THE FIXED PERIOD. A Novel. In Two Volumes

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1882
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1882. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1882. Original antique-rose cloth. First Edition of one of the strangest of all of Trollope's novels, about the imaginary, dystopian, former British colony of Britannula in the mid-20th Century... On an imaginary island near Australia over which the English had renounced their sovereignty, a government had been established, one of… Read more
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OSWALD CRAY. In Three Volumes

by Wood, Mrs. Henry [née Ellen Price]

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Published
1864
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NZ$1,282.23

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1864. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1864. Original blind-stamped purple ripple-grain cloth with spines stamped in gilt. First Edition. Oswald Cray and Sara Davenal are in love... but then, his half-brother, who is in medical partnership with her highly-respected father, administers a fatal dose of chloroform, and Dr. Davenal nobly takes the blame. When the victim's… Read more
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS. In Three Volumes

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1861
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1861. [in original cloth] Second Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Original wavy-grain blind-stamped violet cloth with gilt-decorated spines. "Second Edition," so-called on the three title pages (technically the second of the five slightly-differing 1861 impressions of the first edition). GREAT EXPECTATIONS was one of the few Dickens novels that did not first appear in monthly… Read more
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THE AMERICAN SENATOR. In Three Volumes

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1877
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1877. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. Original terra-cotta cloth with front cover and spine decorated in black, spine stamped in gilt and black. First Edition, published at the end of this novel's serialization in Temple Bar magazine. "THE AMERICAN SENATOR will be read for the sake of its opening chapters, which set before the reader in a few… Read more
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THE EMANCIPATED. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by Gissing, George

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Published
1890
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NZ$1,685.21

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1890. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. Original patterned paper-covered boards with brown cloth spines. First Edition, which consisted of 1,000 copies (of which, according to the publisher, only 492 were sold -- but that may have been Bentley's ruse to avoid paying Gissing "bonuses" that would kick in if 850 or all 1,000 were to sell). … Read more
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ROMANTIC TALES

by Lewis, M. G.

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Published
1808
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NZ$8,426.05

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1808. [in the 1808 original boards] In Four Volumes. London: Printed by D.N. Shury... for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. Original grey-brown paper-covered boards with purple cloth spines and printed spine labels. First Edition of this collection of Gothic tales of the macabre, which Matthew Gregory Lewis adapted from original German, French and Spanish stories. … Read more
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THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP

by Thackeray, W.M.

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Published
1862
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1862. On his Way through the World; shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862. Original violet-blue cloth. First Edition of this Thackeray's last completed novel -- involving a sham marriage, blackmail by a clergyman, a family fortune lost by Philip's father who then… Read more
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THE SEABOARD PARISH [signed by MacDonald]

by MacDonald, George

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Published
1868
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1868. [signed by George MacDonald] In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. Original maroon cloth decorated in gilt (portraying medieval-style external book hinges). First Edition. This is the second novel in MacDonald's "Marshmallows Trilogy" -- the other two being ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD (Hurst & Blackett 1867) and THE VICAR'S DAUGHTER (Tinsley 1872, same style binding as this).… Read more
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