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DE KOCK, Paul (Charles Paul), 1793-1871 :  THE BRIDE OF THE FIRST NIGHT.

DE KOCK, Paul (Charles Paul), 1793-1871 : THE BRIDE OF THE FIRST NIGHT.

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1920]. First published as “La Mariée de Fontenay-aux-Roses” in 1872 and here translated into English by “Bree Narran” – the Australian author-publisher William Nicholas Willis (1858-1922).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial wrappers; light rubbing and minor wear; lower wrapper slightly marked and scuffed; earlier portion of text lightly tanned, but a good copy of an uncommon title. Just three copies located in major libraries worldwide – none in the UK.

£40

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DE KOCK, Paul (Charles 
Paul), 1793-1871 :  CARDS, WOMEN AND WINE.

DE KOCK, Paul (Charles Paul), 1793-1871 : CARDS, WOMEN AND WINE.

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1920]. First edition in English. First published in Paris in 1864 as “Les Femmes, le Jeu et le Vin” and here in a translation by Bree Narran.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial wrappers; minor wear; some light tanning and spotting of edges, but a very good copy of an uncommon title. No copy traced in any major UK library.

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“NARRAN, Bree” – [WILLIS, William Nicholas, 1858-1922] : CRISP STORIES. (SERIES 2.) TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

“NARRAN, Bree” – [WILLIS, William Nicholas, 1858-1922] : CRISP STORIES. (SERIES 2.) TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1945]. The second of the four collections under this title put out at various times by the interlinked Camden Publishing and Anglo-Eastern imprints, both founded by Willis and continued by his son of the same name – thirty-four short stories, including “A Desperate Woman”, “The Confessions of Mademoiselle”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; some very minor wear and light creasing; small marks on spine; staples rusted, with attendant slight discolouration; text likely tanned, but overall still a very good copy of a scarce and fragile production. Just three copies of any edition of this work located in major libraries worldwide – none in the UK.

£30

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“NARRAN, Bree” – translator : CRISP STORIES (VOLUME 3).

“NARRAN, Bree” – translator : CRISP STORIES (VOLUME 3).

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1950]. A fresh edition of a Camden Publishing favourite first published at least twenty-five years earlier. Twenty-two “of the most entertaining and amusing short stories, from the work of famous French authors, translated into excellent English”. Includes “A Domestic Episode”, “A Lady’s Trick”, “Yellow Stockings”, “Innocence”, etc. It is not clear whether in this instance the translator “Bree Narran” was the Australian author-publisher William Nicholas Willis (1858-1922), or his son and successor of the same name (1898-1960).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; wrappers a little marked, nicked, chipped and creased; lower wrapper a little discoloured; a few internal marks and spots, but a good copy. Just a single copy (National Library of Scotland) of this post-war edition located in major libraries worldwide.

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“NARRAN, Bree” – [WILLIS, William Nicholas, 1858-1922] : SEVEN NIGHTS.

London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1930]. Second edition. Sir Roger Deamton finds his wife’s door locked against him – “You have been reading suffragette piffle, Hilda”. Originally published by Willis’s Anglo-Eastern Publishing in 1919.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 176pp. Original pictorial wrappers; slight chip at head; slight darkening at tips; a few slight creases; mark and slight wrinkling to lower wrapper, apparently caused by the removal of the original glassine wrapper, attached to the book with a dab of glue; otherwise a very good copy.

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