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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ANTHOLOGY. Wordsworthiana: A selection From papers read to The Wordsworth Society. Edited by William Knight. Macmillan & Co., 1889. Photographic frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.xxiv+352; deep green fine diaper cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Fine copy of a scarce title.

GB £130.00

US $175.50


Contributors include J. Henry Shorthouse, Edward Dowden, Matthew Arnold, Stopford Brooke, Aubrey de Vere, J. Russell Lowell, The Hon. Roden Noel, Alfred Ainger, Lord Houghton, etc., etc., subjects treated including ‘The Platonism of Wordsworth’, ‘Wordsworth’s Relation to Science’, ‘Reminiscences of Wordsworth amongst the Peasantry of Westmoreland’, ‘Wordsworth’s Treatment of Sound’, ‘Wordsworth and Charles Lamb’, ‘Wordsworth and Turner’, ‘The Poets who helped to form Wordsworth’s Style’, etc., etc. Not listed under Lowell by Blanck, who does note, however, that his contribution had been collected already in 1887 in ‘Democracy and Other Addresses’. The editor of the present volume asserts in his Preface that many of the contributions here have been expanded, re-written, or revised since their original delivery, and the Lowell address appears to be one such: it certainly at any rate differs textually from the version published in ‘Democracy’.

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ARNOLD (Sir Edwin, M.A., K.C.I.E., C.S.I.). East and west: Being papers Reprinted from the “Daily Telegraph” And other sources. With forty-one illustrations by R.T. Pritchett. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. Demy 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and eleven plates; other illustrations in text; blank at end; pp.[xii]+373+[iii]; crimson art linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt, lettered crimson through gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced brownish charcoal. Spine slightly faded, sides patchily so; scattered foxing in text, and small blank upper corners of first two gatherings lightly damp-marked; a very good copy over all.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


Essays on ‘The Egyptian Thief’, ‘Astronomy and Religion’, ‘The Indian Upanishads’, ‘The Triumph of Japan’, ‘Buddha-gya’, ‘The “Garden of Repose"’, ‘The Sword of Japan’, ‘Limpets’, etc., etc. One of Arnold’s more uncommon books.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew, M.A.). On translating Homer: Three lectures Given at Oxford.Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. Two blanks, followed by publisher’s inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end; green ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, other edges trimmed; end-papers coated milk-chocolate, the pastedowns being printed with publisher’s advertisements; binder’s ticket of ‘Westleys & Co’ on back paste-down. Front cover lightly damp-marked (possibly where label has been removed); early ownership inscription on half-title; last two leaves of Catalogue excised; colour a little rubbed on end-papers; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

GB £170.00

US $229.50



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew, M.A., Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford, and Formerly fellow of Oriel College.). On translating Homer: Last words. A lecture given at Oxford. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+69+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated August 1872; dark green ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated caramel. Useful ownership inscription dated ‘May, 1875’ on front blank; end-papers faded at margins; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


This binding unrecorded by Carter: the cloth is that of his ‘A’ binding, but the lettering on spine is that of his ‘B’ binding (Arnold’s name being, however, in a serif face instead of a sans serif face, as in copies of his ‘B’ binding that we have seen). The spine lettering reads ‘LECTURE’ not ‘LECTURES’, in our experience as always (the latter probably representing a transcription error on Carter’s part). The present copy is almost certainly one of the latest issued in ripple-grain cloth: the date of the inscription, 1875, being the earliest date recorded by Carter for a catalogue in a copy with his ‘B’ binding. Carter does not mention end-papers.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew, M.A., Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford, and Formerly fellow of Oriel College.). On translating Homer: Last words. A lecture given at Oxford. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+69+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[ii]; dark blue-green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; end-papers printed with ship and swan design in pale brownish grey. Useful ownership inscription dated 1888 on front blank; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


The Carter ‘B’ binding, but the spine lettering reading ‘LECTURE’ not ‘LECTURES’ (the latter probably representing a transcription error on Carter’s part), variant without inserted advertisements. Arnold’s name in this copy appears in a sans-serif face. Carter does not mention end-papers: the ship and swan design was introduced at about the same date as the inscription. Advertisements are knbown in some copies with dates as late as 1890.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in criticism. Third edition Revised and enlarged. London, Macmillan and Co, 1875. 32pp. publisher’s inserted catalogue at end dated January 1875; brown buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Slight foxing of prelims.; early leaves of Catalogue foxed, with offsetting onto last page of text; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £55.00

US $74.25


Smart, 47. With an early date of the Catalogue, copies also being known with a Catalogue dated October 1875. The essay “A Persian Passion Play” is here first included.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew). Mixed essays. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. (All rights reserved). Pp.[xi]+[i (blank)]+347+[i (blank)]; dull blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-paers coated chocolate; binder’s ticket of Burn & Co. (Ball, 20E) on back paste-down. Insignificant string-marks to covers, and very slight fading to end-papers at margins; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


Includes essays on ‘Democracy’, ‘Equality’, ‘Irish Catholicism and British Liberalism’, ‘A Guide to English Literature’, ‘Falkland’, ‘A French Critic on Milton’, ‘A French Critic on Goethe’, ‘George Sand’, etc.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew). Irish essays And others. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1882. All rights reserved. Pp.[xv]+[i (blank)]+308; dull blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-paers faced grey. Insignificant string-marks to covers, and very slight fading to end-papers at margins; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

GB £42.50

US $57.37


From the library of John Drinkwater, with his small gilded leather book-label on the front paste-down, and his signature dated 1923 (along with an earlier brief note of ownership) on the half-title. ‘The Incompatibles’, ‘An Unregarded Irish Grievance’, ‘The Future of Liberalism’, ‘A Speech at Eton’, ‘The French Play in London’, ‘Copyright’, ‘Prefaces to Poems’, etc. In this copy, p.vi is without a page number; and in the Contents the page number ‘208’ is given as ‘20’: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined. The correct first edition, in blue cloth. The American edition, in rust-coloured cloth, has the same title-page as this, but Macmillan’s imprint on the spine. Smart, 78; Tinker, 185.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in criticism Second series. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Blank before half-title; inserted leaf publisher’s advertisements on text-paper, followed by publisher’s 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated April, 1888; pp.[2]+[x]+331+[i (blank)]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A fine copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


In our experience remarkably scarce. Published shortly after Arnold’s death, the volume includes a 3pp. Prefatory Note, signed ‘C’. Includes ‘The Study of Poetry’, ‘Milton’, ‘Thomas Gray’, ‘John Keats’, ‘Wordsworth’, ‘Byron’, ‘Shelley’, ‘Count Leo Tolstoi’, and ‘Amiel’. This copy has the misprints ‘an’ for ‘in’ at l.22, p.82; ‘light’ for ‘night’ at l.1, p.85; and at l.14, p.331, ‘allusion’ for ‘illusion’: state or issue significance unknown. This copy has, however, the earliest date of the Catalogue. Copies are also known without a Catalogue.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

AUSTIN (Alfred). The Garden that I love. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1894. All rights reserved. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; numerous illustrations in text; inserted advertisement leaf at end, on text-paper; pale lime green rough cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spinea trifle foxed, and some foxing to text, mostly very light; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £18.00

US $24.30




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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Personal reminiscences In book-making. By R.M. Ballantyne Author of “The Walrus Hunters"; [and twenty-two more titles!]; Etc.etc. London, James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, N.D. [1893]. (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral half-tone portrait frontispiece and vignette title designed by the author, precede letterpress title; 8pp. integral advertisements (continuing signatures) followed by blank, at end; pp.[viii (including frontispiece and vignette title)]+238+8+[ii]; milk-chocolate buckram, blocked black and gilt, ruled gilt, blocked chromatically blue-grey, pink, and yellow, on front cover and spine, lettered black-cased blue-grey, embossed with ornament milk-chocolate through gilt, and with lettering milk-chocolate through gilt, cased milk-chocolate outlined gilt, on front cover, ruled black, embossed with lettering milk-chocolate through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated cream. Slight embrowning to poor-quality end-papers; ownership inscription and rubber-stamp on blank back of frontispiece; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


Quayle, 91a: the first issue, pictorial cloth variant. A scarce title.
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BALZAC (H[onoré] de). Maximes Et Pensées De H. de Balzac. Paris, Plon Frères, Éditeurs, 36, rue de Vaugirard, 1852. 12mo in half-sheets; binder’s blank precedes half-title; final blank; pale green paper wrappers printed outside in black; French-folded wax-paper dust-wrapper. An original folding fault has left a dark line (5mm wide) down the extreme inner margins of a couple of leaves with slight associated chipping to one of them; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a fine copy, virtually as new; housed in a custom folding green cloth box with dark green leather lettering-piece on spine, ruled and lettered gilt.

GB £260.00

US $351.00


Vicaire, I, 232; Talvart, I, 166
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BARING-GOULD (S.). An Old English home And its dependencies. Illustrated by F. Bligh Bond. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1898. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous other illustrations on text-paper, some full-page and unbacked, but all included in the pagination; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[viii]+336; publisher’s inserted Catalogue, 40pp., at end, dated September 1898, listing this title amongst the ‘forthcoming books’; light blue buckram, elaborately blocked yellow on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight rubbing of covers and some scattered very light foxing, but a nice copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


Full of obscure knowledge and fascinating information.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BARTON (Bernard). Selections From The poems and letters Of Bernard Barton. Edited By his daughter. London: Hall, Virtue and Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1849. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; lithographic portrait frontispiece after S. Lawrence, with tissue guard; three plates by L. Marvy after T. Churchyard, printed in sepia, each with tissue guard; pp.[IV (unpaged)]+[24 (unpaged List of Subscribers)]+xxxvi+363+[i (printer’s imprint)]; three line Errata slip follows last page of text; pale greenish blue straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Insignificant restoration to cloth at head of spine, and slight fading of cloth; inscriptions on front paste-down; frontispiece and facing tissue a trifle foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


Subscription copy, with the signature of one of the subscribers on the front paste-down. Includes a four-page Preface by Lucy Barton and a twenty-eight page memoir by Edward FitzGerald (being his first published work). The 150pp. or so of letters (to Crabbe, Southey, Lamb, etc.) are here first printed, as are the fragments of five letters to Barton from C. Lloyd, letters from Lamb and Southey, and a letter from Sir Walter Scott. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.v, [151], and 302. CBEL, III, p.227.
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BAYLY (Thomas Haynes). Musings And Prosings: By Thomas Haynes Bayly. Boulogne, Printed by F. Birlé, 36, rue des Pipots, 1833. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; List of Subscribers at end; pp.[iv]+328+[i (blank)]+[4]; contemporary full green morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled and elaborately tooled gilt on spine, blind and gilt on sides, edges of boards and inner dentelles tooled gilt, spine lettered gilt; a.e.g.; end-papers glazed pale yellow. End-papers stained from colouring of the morocco, front free end-paper lacking, back board flexion creased (showing as a crack in the paste-down, but not otherwise); apart from these minor faulta a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


A once fine binding, not seriously flawed. According to the List of Subscribers 399 copies were subscribed for. A mixture of plays, verse, essays, and short stories: including the farce ‘Perfection’, which CBEL records as not having been published until 1836 (though it was first performed in 1830). CBEL, III, p.227.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BEERBOHM (Max). The works Of Max Beerbohm. With a bibliography By John Lane. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1896. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; pp.[viii]+[179]+[i (blank)]; publisher’s 16pp. inserted text-paper Catalogue at end, dated 1896; scarlet buckram, paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut; label slip bearing two spare labels tipped in at end. Spine label slightly rubbed and just a trifle chipped at sides, not approaching lettering; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a book now difficult to find in any state.

GB £190.00

US $256.50


The author’s first book. First English edition, issued four days after the American edition. The bibliography appears only in this edition.
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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; single inset half-title and title leaves; imprint leaf at end, printed on recto only; pp.[viii]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very fine copy.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


Gallatin & Oliver, 4a (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and with a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver regard this as the first state or issue of the English issue: we believe it to be the second one. The printed depth of the label in this copy is 24mm, the label is printed in type all of one size, 1mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers run vertically. The label on this copy measures 27mm vertically.
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BEERBOHM TREE (Herbert). The imaginative faculty: A lecture delivered at The Royal Institution May 26th 1893. With a Portrait from a Drawing by The Marchioness of Granby. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo St., 1893. Narrow f’cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece on text-paper, a tipped in leaf; pp.[iv]+48; publisher’s inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper, dated June 1893; grey boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; label somewhat chipped; slight wear to corners of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


Nelson, 62. In our experience, a scarce Bodley Head title.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BENSON (A.C., M.A.) and TATHAM (H.F.W., M.A.). Men of might: Studies of great characters. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., Publisher to the India Office, 1892, (All rights reserved). Imp.16mo in half-sheets; pp.[viii]+295+[i (blank)]; publisher’s inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1892; deep cerise fine-diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers faced dark-chocolate. Publisher’s label on front cover (v. note); boards very slightly string-marked; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £34.00

US $45.90


The publisher’s File Copy, bearing their label to this effect on the front cover, and a very early book published by Arnold. The only markings noted in the text are a series of pencilled ticks against eight of the lectures, which may possibly serve to differentiate authorship. Benson’s scarce third book (and second under his own name). Brief biographies of Socrates the Athenian, Mahomet, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Girolamo Savonarola, Michael Angelo, Carlo Borromeo, Fénelon, John Wesley, George Washington, Henry Martyn, Dr. Arnold, David Livingstone, General Gordon, and Father Damien — intended to be read aloud by teachers and supplemented by material from other sources — all field-tested on the elder pupils at Eton. Apart from the joint authors, three of the lectures were contributed by H.E. Luxmore, Esq., also of Eton College, and the Rev. A.H. Baynes, Vicar of Christchurch, Greenwich.
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BESANT (Walter). The art of fiction: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution On Friday evening, April 25, 1884. (With Notes and Additions). London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1884. (All rights reserved). Extra cr,8vo; pp.40; grey wrappers of very thin, poor quality, paper, printed on front wrapper in black. Bound up without (probably blank) back wrapper in half natural calf, green morocco-grain cloth sides. All joints broken, and spine lacking; paper of front wrapper chipped a little at blank margins and now laid onto a sheet of tissue; text otherwise fine. Scarce.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


A Besant family copy, bearing the bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant on the front paste-down. CBEL, III, p.537; not in Sadleir, or the very extensive Wolff collection of Besant’s works.
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BESANT (Walter). Fifty years ago. With one hundred and thirty-seven plates and woodcuts. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1888. (The right of translation is reserved). Demy 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and forty-seven plates; vignette title-page printed in red and black; numerous illustrations in text; pp.xvi+268; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1887; diagonally very fine-ribbed rich scarlet cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher’s monogram device, black, on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked gilt, embossed with lettering and design black, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced black. Half-title, frontispiece, tissue guard, and last leaf of catalogue foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


An excellent picture of life, manners, society, literature, and art as they existed in England at about the accession of Queen Victoria, well illustrated (the forty-seven inserted plates being mainly literary portraits with engraved signatures), and followed through by means of many contrasts and comparisons to the date of writing. CBEL, III, p.537; not in Wolff.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BESANT (Walter). Fifty years ago. With one hundred and thirty-seven plates and woodcuts. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1888. (The right of translation is reserved). Demy 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and forty-seven plates; vignette title-page printed in red and black; numerous illustrations in text; pp.xvi+268; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated February, 1888; diagonally very fine-ribbed rich scarlet cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher’s monogram device, black, on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked gilt, embossed with lettering and design black, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced black. Half-title, frontispiece, tissue guard, title-page, some large edges, and last leaf of catalogue foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


An excellent picture of life, manners, society, literature, and art as they existed in England at about the accession of Queen Victoria, well illustrated (the forty-seven inserted plates being mainly literary portraits with engraved signatures), and followed through by means of many contrasts and comparisons to the date of writing. CBEL, III, p.537; not in Wolff.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BESANT (Walter). The eulogy of Richard Jefferies. With a portrait. Chatto & Windus, 1888. Photo-mezzotype portrait frontispiece; half-title not called for; pp.viii+384; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated October, 1888; dark greenish blue fine diaper cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Gilt somewhat rubbed and dull on spine, and neat restorations to cloth of back joint; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25



Ref: IRT106549


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