Welcome to my sale for the following item:

"The Novels of GEORGE MEREDITH: A Study"
by E.J. Bailey - Printed in 1908!
Antique Literature Textbook - in Great Condition

!! - FOR ONLY AU$18.99 - !!
About 2/3 this amount in US$

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Here's your chance to grab an antique copy of Elmer James Bailey's "The Novels Of George Meredith: A Study". It is, of course, and in-depth study of the content and style of one of the most important writers of the 19th century, if not all time. Written in 1907, this FIRST EDITION hardcover was published in 1908 and is a well-preserved state for its age.

As you can see from the photos below, this book has hardly seen any wear in the last century. That is, of course, if you don't count the numerous underlinings and margin-notes, hehe. These are in red and blue pen, but are generally like what you see in the pic below (ie: not too over-zealous!), and many pages are totally free of such violations. Oh, there is a signature on the first page, and the 1956 date obviously means a student picked it up in a second-hand bookshop that year and used it in class (or something like that).

Other than that, the pages are free of rips, creases, and stains. There has been basically no yellowing, and there is only faint spotting on the first and last couple of pages. There are a few tiny spots at the very edge of some pages, but basically the pages are clean, white, and lie nice and flat. The thick paper also feels fairly fresh still, which is amazing.

The cover of red cloth hasn't seen much wear at all, and all the gold titling is intact and shiny. The spine is in excellent health, and only in a few places throughout the book can you see a glimpse of the inner workings of the spine. However, the pages are held fast, and looking down on the book there is no separation between pages and spine. The last (blank) page has one of those weird reflective type stains, but that and the inside of the back cover only have faint, tiny spotting. The portrait and protective sheet of tissue have larger spots, but faint and yellow, and they still look quite fine (I just list all faults for your benefit!). However, besides, that the glossy portrait page certainly doesn't look a century old, and the tissue is flat and totally without wear!

This item is a must for literature buffs and antique book collectors, and it's going cheap, so hurry up and grab it before someone else beats you to it!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions regarding this item. Don't forget to check out my other sales (and eBay auctions) and combine postage & packing on items! And feel free to inspect my eBay Feedback page to see how happy my customers from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. are with my goods and service!

Rest assured this item will be packed with safe arrival in mind!
Insurance and/or Registering of mail available upon request.


Will consolidate postage costs if you have purchased 2 or more items (where possible)

Buyer to pay exact postage to your zone, plus a fee of AU$1.50 for packaging.

Please feel free to enquire about delivery costs before bidding, or rest secure in the knowledge that I will get you the cheapest rate possible.
Payment: in Australian or U.S. Dollars
Australian Buyers: Direct Deposit (preferred) -
- Money Order - Cheque - Concealed Cash
and/or Postage Stamps
International Buyers: PayPal (in US Dollars - add 10% for processing) - Paymate (NO Registration Required!)International Money Order (add AU$10 for processing) - Bank Draft
Please note that while PayPal is my preferred method of accepting international payments, I'm forced to charge the buyer the bulk of the receiving / conversion / withdrawal fees (which can climb over the average 10.9% on smaller amounts, since it costs $1 to withdraw! And I have to pay for the postage somehow!). 
Also note that IMOs may take 3-6 weeks to clear.

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Upon receiving payment, you will be notified, and your item will be shipped within 2 working days (the following working day in most cases). I will endeavour to make sure it is securely packed and at your door as soon as possible.

Please note that recycled protective packaging may be used in the packing of this item, in an effort to not only save you money, but to lower the impact on the environment. Any savings on the cost of packing materials will be yours, and reflected in the postage fee (a handling fee of AU$0.50c may still apply - this covers tape, etc).

Also note that I assume no responsibility for items that don't show up. I will, of course, do my part in tracking down items that were Registered, as well as help in any insurance claims. However, I haven't had any lost mail coming or going internationally or within Australia (still, insurance and/or registering can be arranged for your piece of mind).

Thanks again, and HAPPY BROWSING!