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1 (Kingsley, Charles). Chitty, Susan THE BEAST AND THE MONK
New York: Mason/Charter, 1975. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a like pictorial dust jacket that shows some very minor soiling to rear panel, and some light edgewear. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of Kingsley's private drawings. Bibliography, index. 
Remarkable biography of the Victorian Rennaissance man, who was theologian, historian, poet, amateur scientist and author of the enduring children's fantasy THE WATER BABIES. Draws upon previously suppressed sources to limn Kingsley's hidden erotic life. 
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2 (Sherlockiana). Williams, Gerard DR. MORTIMER AND THE BARKING MAN MYSTERY
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., (2001). 078670859X / 9780786708598 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
A Victorian London mystery featuring Dr. Mortimer, a character from Arthur Conan Doyle's HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. A Russian politico is murdered in London's Soho district and Mortimer is on the case. 
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3 Bernstein, Carol L. THE CELEBRATION OF SCANDAL: Toward the Sublime in Victorian Urban Fiction
University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). 0271007184 / 9780271007182 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in teal cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a printed dust jacket. Index. 
Bernstein explores the representation of the city in Victorian fiction, from the scandals and slums to high society, including the popular works of Dickens, James, and Meredith, as well as less known writers like the parodies of Catherine Gore. 
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4 Calder, Jenni WOMEN AND MARRIAGE IN VICTORIAN FICTION
New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. 0195198565 / 9780195198560 First U.S. edition. Small octavo. Hardcover. Two faint water stains to the covers, two small stains to the fore-edge of the pages, creases to page 61, and a few dots to the upper page edges, else near fine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 223 pages, list of dates, further reading, and an index. 
Sixteen b&w illustrations. Introduction by David Daiches. A study of the role of women and the view of marriage in the works of William Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Meredith, and many others. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Delderfield, R.F. THEIRS WAS THE KINGDOM
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). 0671210246 / 9780671210243 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Textblock a bit rumpled, else a very good plus copy, with a tiny sticker ghost and a tiny area of erasure to front endsheets, faint evidence of dampstain to lower spine; in a lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with dampstain to lower spine panel. 
Companion volume to GOD IS AN ENGLISMAN continues the saga of Adam and Henrietta Swann in late 19th century England. 
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6 Gay, Peter THE BOURGEOIS EXPERIENCE: Victoria to Freud, Volume II: The Tender Passion
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. 0195037413 / 9780195037418 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild age-toning to the edges and flaps and light crease to the upper spine panel. 490 pages, twenty illustrations, bibliographical essay, index. 
A study of love in the Victorian age, a follow-up to the first volume of THE BOURGEOIS EXPERIENCE which was about sexuality in the same era. Gay argues that the realities of love for the Victorians came very close to their ideals. 
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7 Gray, John MacLachlan THE FIEND IN HUMAN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2003). 0312282842 / 9780312282844 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Here is the stuff of great fiction--a perfect place, a perfect time, a perfectly intriguing cast of characters, and a perfectly diabolical villain."--Keith Ablow. 
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8 Harrison, Ray A SEASON FOR DEATH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). 0312018150 / 9780312018153 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A Sergeant Bragg and Constable Morton mystery. "In his latest novel Ray Harrison illuminates not only the brilliant, raffish facade of high society in the late Victorian age, but also the sordid scandals, sexual and financial, that lay behind it." 
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9 Keating, H.R.F. A REMARKABLE CASE OF BURGLARY
Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. 0385113870 / 9780385113878 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows very light age-toning. 
SIGNED and inscribed by Keating to the front free endpaper. A tale of an ingenious burglary set in Victorian England by the author of the Inspector Ghote mysteries. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Lovesey, Peter SWING, SWING TOGETHER
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, (1976). 0396073271 / 9780396073277 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Small stray ink strike to the front endpaper, else near fine in bright blue boards with white spine titles; in a lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with minor shelfwear and a closed tear and attending crease to the lower rear panel. 
A Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray Mystery set in Victorian England. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Mingay, G.E. THE TRANSFORMATION OF BRITAIN 1830-1939
London, Boston and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1986). 071009762X / 9780710097620 First edition. the fifth volume in the Making of Britain series. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 236 pages, eighty-two b&w photographs, nine b&w figures, further reading list, and an index. 
A history of Britain from the growth of cities in the mid-19th century to the start of World War II, written from an archaeologist's perspective, with an emphasis on material culture, or what was produced and what it reveals about English society. 
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12 Perry, Anne ASHWORTH HALL
New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1997). 0449908445 / 9780449908440 Book club edition. Hardcover. All four corner tips lightly bumped, else near fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
SIGNED by Perry to the title-page. A Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery involving divorce scandals and Irish home-rule in Victorian England. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE TIGER IN THE WELL, Pullman, Philip
13 Pullman, Philip THE TIGER IN THE WELL
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1990). 0679802142 / 9780679802143 First edition. Though this is an American issue, it is the true first appearance of the novel. Hardcover. A crisp, bright, very nearly perfect copy (hint of a tiny smudge to the top edge); in gilt-lettered pale brown cloth over ochre boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows just a whisper of age-toning. A beautiful copy. 
Third novel in Pullman's "other" series, the adventures of Sally Lockhart, begun in THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE and continued in THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH. It is 1881, Sally is now 24, and a stranger enters her life claiming to be her husband! 
Price: 300.00 USD
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14 Symons, Julian SWEET ADELAIDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1980). 0060110791 / 9780060110796 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild staining to top edge, else near fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A novel loosely based on the celebrated Adelaide Bartlett murder case. 
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15 Taylor, Andrew AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME
New York: Theia, (2004). 1401301029 / 9781401301026 First U.S. edition, first printing: Advance reading copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
Winner of CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and published in the UK as THE AMERICAN BOY, this literary thriller features a young Edgar Allan Poe. 
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16 Taylor, Andrew AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME
New York: Theia, (2004). 1401301029 / 9781401301026 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First published in the UK as THE AMERICAN BOY, this Victorian literary thriller featuring a young Edgar Allan Poe, has received wide critical acclaim--winning for Andrew Taylor an unprecedented second CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. 
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17 Willard, Barbara; Abrahams, Hilary, illustrator JUBILEE!
London: Heinemann, (1973). First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in color-illustrated, laminated boards and a price-clipped, pictorial dust jacket. 
Illustrated historical tale of three orphan siblings who plan an escape to Australia coinciding with a visit to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. With four full-color illustrations and sixteen line drawings by Abrahams. A Long Ago Children Book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Woodham-Smith, Cecil THE REASON WHY
Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books Inc., (1982). 080943718X / 9780809437184 Reprint. Time Reading Program Special Edition. Hardcover. Fine in red boards with gilt lettering and bands to the front cover and spine, uniform to series. 312 pages, six b&w illustrations, principal sources, and an index. 
Introduction by Gordon A. Craig. The story of George Bingham (later Lord Lucan) and his brother-in-law James Brudenell (later Lord Cardigan) who were incompetent commanders for the British in the Crimean War. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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