Welcome to my sale for the following item:

1898 "AFTERWARDS and Other Stories"

!! - FOR ONLY AU$39.50 - !!
About 2/3 this amount in US$

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Up for grabs is this antique "Colonial Edition" of "Afterwards And Other Stories" by the great Ian Maclaren. Printed in 1898 by Hodder & Stoughton (London), it features 14 various stories of yesteryear printed on thick, high-quality paper.

As you can see from the photos below, this book is in great condition, with few relatively minor flaws. While the cover of fine blue cloth or mylar has seen some surface wear, and has a big library sticker on the front, edge wear is quite minimal, with the only fraying being on the corners and a bit on the bottom. While there is some splitting or wear along the edge of the spine (adjoining back), there is not much of the usual wear top and bottom - and of course holds the covers and pages together perfectly. In fact, there is not even any separation between it and the pages when looking down on the book. Also, the gold-leaf titling is mostly intact (though there is also the remnants of a small sticker).

All 475 pages are not only intact, but most are in a truly excellent condition. There are no rips, stains, scribbles, or mildew-spots, and there has been basically no yellowing in all this time. The only creases are a few tiny turned corners, and the only defacements are stickers inside the covers and (usually faint) library stamps up to the first page of the text, and at the end of most chapters. The only other flaw is that the paper inside the back cover has split, revealing the gauze of the binding just a tad (this has been fixed inside the front by thick brown tape); but there are no gaps between pages, and I can assure you this book feels as sturdy as they come, and will definitely see at least another century or two without worry. 

This book is a must for admirers of Ian Maclaren's works, collectors of fine antique books, and lovers of classic literature in general. This item is going out 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$1.80 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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Many thanks for checking out this item. If you wish to purchase it, please click here and send me your location so I can work out postage and get the total back to you promptly. Of course, if you are planning to buy more than one, let me know the other item(s) too.

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!