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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. The Legend of Sir Fiducio, The Knight of the Ruby Cross. London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square, 1843. Demy.18mo in sixes; half-title not called for; wood-engraved vignette on title, head-piece, and initial letter; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[ii]+ stabbed and sewn through; tipped into very pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, the back wrapper bearing type-ornaments; white pastedowns; issued without free end-papers. Paper lacking on spine; slight dusting and faint spotting to sides; otherwise a nice copy. Apparently rare.

GB £35.00

US $43.40


Juvenile. Published ‘Price Fourpence’. COPAC records the Birmingham copy only.

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Ref: CRT120040


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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

CONRAD (Joseph) and HUEFFER (Ford Madox [later FORD].). Romance. A novel By Joseph Conrad And Ford Madox Hueffer. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1903. (All rights reserved). 8pp. integral advertisements at end; blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, spine with single rule at head and tail, and lettered, from type: ROMANCE. all gilt. Very slight spotting and bubbling to cloth of front board; a few leaves with light foxing, but a nice copy.

GB £750.00

US $930.00


A set of advance sheets bound up for the use of the printer, William Clowes, and bearing that signature on the front end-paper. The published volume was eight hole sewn; the present copy is six hole sewn, without spare holes, which proves it not to be a rebind. It was the custom at this date for book proofs to be bound in cloth instead of the now familiar wrappers, and it is conceivable that this is one of a number of copies so made up. As far as we have been able to determine the text does not vary from that of the published volume. Certainly it exhibits all the internal flaws mentioned by Smith, none of which are attributable to type-damage subsequent to setting. V. Smith, pp.32-4.

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Ref: JRT108819


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Literary Periodicals.

MINIATURE NEWSPAPER. Daily Mail. No. 9293, Monday, February 1st, 1926. 8pp., not stapled, 112 x 81.5 mm, on slightly glossy paper. Short tear to tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £35.00

US $43.40


Front page advertisements, pp.[2 — 3], legal notices, financial news, and advertisements, news items (A man charged with Social Security fraud; rescues at sea; problems at Pentonville Prison; the first experiment with wireless telephony, etc.), pp.[4 — 5], larger print advertisement for ‘The Daily Mail Free Insurance’, p.[6], football (F.A Cup matches: Sunderland, Sheffield United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham, Manchester United, Cardiff, Newcastle, Notts. County, New Brighton, Southend United, Derby County, Bournmouth, Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Swindon, Fulham, Liverpool, Swansea, Stoke, Crystal Palace, Chelsea, South Shields, Birmingham, Clapton Orient, Middlesborough, etc.), cartoons and advertisement, p.[7], fashion and advertisements, back page, photo journalism and advertisements.

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Yellowbacks.

GRANT (James). The Scottish soldiers Of fortune Their adventures and achievements in The armies of Europe. By James Grant Author of “The Romance of War". London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; Glasgow, Manchester & New York, 1890. Half-title not called for; pp.iv+331+[i (printers’ imprint); glazed pale yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, on back cover in black with advertisement for ‘Pears’ Soap’; end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with commercial advertisements (‘Routledge’s Railway Library Advertiser. Eleventh Issue.’). Corners a little worn and slight chipping to paper covering of front joint at head and tail; small piece chipped from front end-paper with loss, in all, of about three words of advertisement; front end-papers a little foxed with offsetting onto title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


The first yellowback edition of Grant’s last work issued originally in cloth in 1888, the year after his death, (but dated 1889). NSTC, 0918751; not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. Euthanasia Or Turf, tent and tomb. London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; Manchester and New York, 1893. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+310+[vi]; glazed pale yellow boards, printed on front board and spine in red, black, and pale green, on back cover with advertisement for “Pears” soap in black; end-papers printed on all facing surfaces with commercial advertisements (‘Routledge’s Railway Library Advertiser, Eleventh Issue’). Very slight dusting and rubbing to covers, and corners of boards just a trifle worn; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

SOLD


A scarce title of which COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and London Library copies only. Newcastle adds the Tauchnitz edition under E.W. Hornung (Conan Doyle’s brother-in-law), though the attribution is at least doubtful. According to the ‘English Catalogue of Books’ it was published in February, in cloth at 3s. 6d. and in boards, as here, at 2s. It is a well-written and unusual story set variously in England and Hungary.
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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

HARDY (Thomas). An indiscretion In the Life of an heiress By Thomas Hardy. London, Privately printed, 1934. Demy 8vo; text-paper binder’s blank before half-title, another at end; limitation leaf follows title-page; pp.[vi]+89+[i (colophon)]; Full forel, yapped fore-edges, unlettered gilt on flat spine; a.e.g.; text-paper end-papers, sewn in. Bookplate of T.G. Bonnin (designed by D.M. Barber) on front paste-down and signature, ‘Joy Bonnin’ on front binders’ blank; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £300.00

US $372.00


Presentation copy inscribed “To Margaret Winter / with love from Florence Hardy” in Florence’s holograph on front blank. No.55 of 100 copies, according to the colophon, Printed at the Curwen Press, Plaistow, for private distribution — but in fact, according to Purdy, one of only 65 copies actually distributed. The first printing in book form. “‘An Indiscretion in the Life of an Heiress’ is an apaptation by the author of his first novel, ‘The Poor Man and the Lady’, which was never published. The manuscript of the latter was destroyed by Thomas Hardy some years before his death, and no copy remains. This version appeared in ‘The New Quarterly Magazine’ for July 1878, but was not published in book form.” — Florence Hardy’s introductory note. Purdy, pp.274-6.
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Twentieth Century Detective Fiction.

LE QUEUX (William). The maker Of secrets. By William Le Queux Author of “If Sinners Entice Thee,” “A Secret Service,” etc. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1915. Fine-screen half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard, and one plate, after John Comeron; double-spread facsimile and brief musical quotation in text; cancel title-page (v. note); pp.319+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine-ribbed deep scarlet cloth, lettered gilt and elaborately blocked blind on front cover and spine; a.e. cut. A little scattered foxing, chiefly affecting end-papers, edges, and four leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £22.50

US $27.90


Scheduled for publication, according to the English Catalogue of Books, in April 1914, less than three months before the outbreak of the First World War. This possibly ressulted in a delay to publication. Deposit and advance copies exist with an integral title-page dated 1914, and with the lower-edges uncut, but the book was re-launched in 1915 with a re-dated cancel title-page and the lower-edges cut, as here. The plate is tipped-in to face p.48; the double-spread facsimile occupies pp.[188]-[189]; the musical notation appears on p.227. A scarce title in either issue. Hubin, p.252, recording no American edition.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[BARRETT (Eaton Stannard)]. The Miss-led general; A Serio-Comic, Satiric mock-heroic Romance. By the author of the Rising Sun. London: Printed for H. Oddy, Oxford-street, 1808. F’cap 12mo in half-sheets; large folding hand-coloured frontispiece “Painted and Etched by Brown"; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[ii]+197+[i (printer’s imprint)]; contemporary full calf, red lettering-piece; a.e. sprinkled blue. Caption of frontispiece lightly trimmed, but still readable; lettering-piece a little chipped, with loss of last letter of title; external joints a little weak; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £225.00

US $279.00


Barrett is best known for his novel ‘The Heroine, Or, Adventures of a fair romance reader’, which was praised highly by Jane Austen, the present work being a satire against Frederick, Duke of York.

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Ref: CRT120117


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. The Cripple. London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square, 1843. Lge.post 32mo format, pp.28, stabbed and sewn through into pastedowns, tipped into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front and back wrappers bearing a wood-engraving; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title-page, head-piece and tail-piece. Short closed marginal tear to front wrapper, and wrappers very slightly dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £16.00

US $19.84


COPAC records the British Library, Cambridge, and Birmingham copies only.

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Ref: CRT120043


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Yellowbacks.

[MONRO (Edward).]. True Stories of Cottagers. Mary Cooper. London: Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1853. Demy 18mo, in sixes; blank and wood-engraved frontispiece precede title-page with woodcut vignette; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+32; stabbed, sewn through, and tipped into pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher’s advertisements; issued without end-papers. Very light dusting to wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

GB £25.00

US $31.00


Juvenile. Reprint, and at least the fourth printing, though the date of original publication is unknown: the front wrapper is dated 1850, the title-page 1853, whilst the only entry in COPAC is recorded as ‘second edition, 1842’; NCBEL, 3: records a later work by Monro, but not this title.

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Ref: GRT120029


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[TOMLINSON (Sarah Windsor).]. Tales for mission rooms. By a lady Superintendent. No.II. Govern your temper. Published under the direction of the Tract committee. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And by all booksellers, N.D. [post 1872 (v. note)]. Demy 18mo in sixes; half-title not called for; 4pp. inserted advertisement at end; pp.56; stabbed and sewn-through paste-downs and tipped into glazed bright brown wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on sides, the back wrapper bearing type ornaments. Wrappers chipped a little at extremities of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Apparently rare.

GB £60.00

US $74.40


Juvenile. Probably the second printing. No copy of this title recorded on COPAC. The author died in 1872. The date of issue of this copy was very probably 1873: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge changed the style of their imprint between 1871 and 1872, dropping the ‘16, Hanover Street, Hanover Square’ address and substituting ‘48 Piccadilly’. From 1873 onwards commas were restored to the numbers in the street addresses, as on the title-page and wrappers here. The inserted advertisements, however, are without the commas, suggesting a date close enough to 1872 for the stock of advertisement sheets not yet to have been exhausted. The printer’s imprint on the verso of the title-page reads: LONDON: / GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS, / ST. JOHN’S SQUARE’, but that at the end of text reads: ‘Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge At the ‘Clarendon Press, Oxford.’ Presumably the Clarendon Press printed the first edition of this title, probably in 1871, and their imprint ought subsequently to have been cancelled in the stereos, but, by some oversight, was not.

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Ref: CRT120031


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. Bear and forbear; Or, the History of Sarah Allen. Published under the direction of The committee of general literature and education, Appointed by the society for promoting Christian knowledge. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And sold by all booksellers, N.D. [c.1874 v. note]. Demy 18mo; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.24; sewn as a single gathering into pastedowns and tipped into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on sides, the back cover bearing type ornaments and printer’s imprint; issued without end-papers. Neat owner’s name on back of frontispiece; otherwise a fine copy.

SOLD


Juvenile. Probably a reprint. Purchased with other books with the same owner’s name which can be dated to c.1871-4. The publisher’s imprint on the wrapper of the present volume includes ‘48 Piccadilly’ whilst the title-page includes a comma after ‘48’, an alteration which was made c.1873-4. COPAC records three copies of this title: one at the V. & A. decribed as in cream wrappers (which may be the same as ours, but faded), which they date speculatively as [186?]; a copy at Birmingham for which they give the date 1852; and a copy at Oxford which is described as having 18pp., but for which no other details are given. The printers, Spottiswoode & Co. were at the Parliament Street address from 1867 until 1894.
Ref: CRT120032








Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. Mary and Charlie; Or, Every day faults. Published under the direction of The committee of general literature and education Appointed by the society for promoting Christian knowledge. London: Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the depository, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and 4, Royal Exchange; And by all booksellers, 1848. Demy 18mo in sixes; half-title not called for; fine inserted wood-engraved frontispiece by P. Foster after J.W. Whimper; wood-engraved tailpiece; pp.72 (not including frontispiece); stabbed and sewn through; fawn wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back cover bearing a wood-engraving; white paste-downs; issued without free end-papers. Wrappers worn a little on spine, and a trifle dusty; nonetheless a very nice copy.

SOLD


‘London: Printed by S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley, Bangor House, Shoe Lane.’ on verso of title-page and at end of text; ‘S. Bentley & Co. Bangor House’ on front wrapper. Juvenile. COPAC records the Birmingham copy only.

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Ref: CRT120039








Yellowbacks.

ANONYMOUS The wet day; Or, Nothing happens to manbut what Is intended for his good. Published under the direction of The committee of general literature and education, Appointed by the society for promoting Christian knowledge. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And by all booksellers, N.D. [but post 1872, and probably 1873 or 1874 — v. note]. 24pp., Demy 18mo, in sixes; sewn as a single gathering into plain white paste-down end-papers, glazed lilac wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black (the back wrapper with type ornaments), left free at spine; free end-papers and half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.24. Owner’s signature neatly written in ink on front pastedown; two faint embrowned outlines on corners of final page of text where protective over-wrapper put on by owner and secured to itself with strips of gummed paper has been removed; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

GB £20.00

US $24.80


Juvenile. Denominated ‘Class 2’ on the front wrapper. Dated primarily from the form of the imprint: 48 Piccadilly having been introduced to replace the 16, Hanover Street address in 1872, and commas [re-]introduced after the street numbers, as here, a year or two later. A later printing. COPAC records copies at Birmingham and V & A Libraries only, the latter having the Hanover Street address and the printers’ imprint Richard Clay. The printers’ imprint on the present copy reads: ‘Printed by Truscott, Son, & Simmons, Suffolk-lane, City.’ This form of the imprint of a firm later known as Jas. Truscott & Son appears to have been used at least fom 1859 to 1874, and since a similar volume from the same source could be dated from external evidence 1874, that seems the likely date of the present volume.

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Ref: GRT120025


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. The Strawberry girls. Published under the direction o.[sic] The committee of general literature and education Appointed by the society for promoting Christian knowledge. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Sold at the depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And by all booksellers, N.D [1874 or 1875]. Roy.16mo format; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece precedes title-page with printer’s imprint on verso; final page blank; pp.15 (including frontispiece)+[i]; sewn into paste-downs and tipped into lemon wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back wrapper bearing printer’s ornaments; issued without free end-papers. Light spotting of back wrapper, due apparently to paste action; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Juvenile. Dated from the publisher’s and printer’s imprints: ‘48, Piccadilly’, with a comma after the street number, having been used in the publisher’s imprint from 1873 or 1874 onwards, though in 1872, when the Piccadilly address was first used, until 1873 or 1874, the commas were left out; and the printer, ‘Truscott, Son, & Simmons’ having changed their style to ‘Jas. Truscott & Son’, as here, from 1874-5. This copy which shows both versions of the publisher’s address, that on the wrappers being without the commas, and with the later version of the printer’s imprint, almost certainly dates from 1874. COPAC records the Birmingham copy only.

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Ref: CRT120041


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

ANONYMOUS. The History of Joseph Green, A Sunday scholar. London: Printed for the Religious Tract Society, And sold by J. Davis, No. 56, Paternoster Row, And J. Nisbet, 21, Berners-st. [sic] Oxford Street, N.D. [post 1823 v. note]. Lge.post 32mo in quarter sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved vignette on title, nine in text; pp.48; purple wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a wood-engraving, the back wrapper a wood-engraving and a poem; issued with paste-downs but without free end-papers. Wrappers worn somewhat at spine, foxed, and a little dusty; a little very light dusting or fingering to text, but a very good copy, nonetheless.

GB £20.00

US $24.80


Juvenile. Dated from the form of the imprint: J. Nisbet was at 15, Castle Street until 1822, and at 21, Berners Street between 1823 and 1850, but the hyphen in the street address suggests an early date, whilst the name of J. Davis does not seem to have appeared in imprints after the 1820s. After 1838 the Religius tract Society had an additional depository at 65, St. Paul’s Churchyard, which gives a latest limiting date, but the paper, printing, and design of the volume again suggest the early to mid 1820s. Unusually, there is no printer’s imprint on the volume. COPAC records the Birmingham and Liverpool copies only.

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Ref: CRT120042


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[TOMLINSON (Sarah Windsor).]. Tales for mission rooms. By a lady Superintendent. No.V. Be true to your word. Published under the direction of The tract committee. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Sold at the depositories: 77 Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4 Royal Exchange; 48 Piccadilly; And by all booksellers, N.D. [1871 — but v. note]. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; half-title not called for; cancel title leaf on slightly smaller paper; 4pp. inserted advertisement at end; pp.63+[i (blank)]; stabbed and sewn-through paste-downs and tipped into glazed pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in black on sides, the back wrapper bearing type ornaments. Wrappers faded a little on spine and towards edges and design very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy. Apparently rare.

GB £60.00

US $74.40


COPAC records the Cambridge copy only, offering the date as [?1871]. The author died in 1872. The date assigned is almost certainly correct: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge changed the style of their imprint between 1871 and 1872, dropping the ‘16, Hanover Street, Hanover Square’ address and substituting ‘48 Piccadilly’, which accounts for the cancel title-leaf here, the text otherwise being unchanged. This copy, though of the original printing, must have been issued between late 1871 and early May, 1874, the book as received by us having been enclosed in a French-folde paper wrapper added by its first purchaser and made out of a hand-written advertising circular for a millinery firm, bearing a half-penny stamp and date-stamped ‘MY 1 / 74’. Probably the cancel leaf in this copy dates it from 1872, however: from 1873 onwards commas were restored to the numbers in the street addresses. The wrappers and advertisements both have the revised style of the imprint, without the commas. Printed at the ‘Clarendon Press, Oxford, for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.’

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

PACKER (Harriet). The two cottages. By Harriet Packer. Published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, Appointed by the society for promoting Christian knowledge. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the depositories: 77, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields; 4, Royal Exchange; 48, Piccadilly; And by all booksellers, N.D. [1873 or 1874: v. note). Roy.16mo in half-sheets, stabbed and sewn through into paste-downs tipped into cream glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back wrapper bearing type ornaments; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece precedes title-page; pp.30+[ii (printer’s imprint on recto, verso blank)]; issued without free end-papers. Fine copy. Rare.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Dated from the publisher’s and printer’s imprints: ‘48, Piccadilly’, with a comma after the street number, having been used in the publisher’s imprint from 1873 onwards, and the printer, ‘Truscott, Son, & Simmons’ having changed their style to ‘Jas. Truscott & Son’ from 1875. COPAC records the Birmingham copy only.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

ALLEN (Osric). Science and Reality: An examination of some problems In modern physics. A Philosophical Essay By Osric Allen. Published by Robert Temple 58, Ridge Road, London N21 3EA, England, 2016. Demy 8vo, 16pp. wire-stitched as a single gathering; pale green card wrappers, translucent white self-wrapper printed outside in black. New copy.

GB £6.00

US $7.44


One of only only one hundred and fifty copies from a total printing of one hundred and fifty-eight.

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Ref: JRT120038


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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

SHERWOOD (Mrs. [Mary Martha]). Intimate Friends. By Mrs. Sherwood. Author of “Little Henry and his Bearer,” &c. &c. London: Printed for Houlston and Son, 65, Paternoster Row, And at “Wellington, Salop., 1830. (Entered at Stationers’ Hall.) Demy.18mo, in sixes; blank serving as free end-paper, and wood-engraved frontispiece, precede title-page with wood-engraved vignette; half-title not called for; blank at end serving as free end-paper; sewn-through into pastedowns; quarter glazed light-brown textured paper, pale pink paper covered boards printed in black, the back panel bearing advertisements of books ‘By the same Author’; a.e. sprinkled blue. Paper of spine rather chipped; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Rare.

SOLD


Juvenile. Copac records the Oxford and Birmingham copies only; NCBEL 3: 766 records only the second edition of 1834.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[SHERWOOD (Mrs.).]. The Flowers of the forest. By the author Of “Little Henry and His Bearer.” London: Printed for the Religious Tract Society; Sold at the depository, 56, Paternoster Row; By J. Nisbet, 21 Berners Street; and By other booksellers, 1830. Demy 18mo, in sixes; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece; woodcut vignette on title; other illustrations in text; pp.108 (including frontispiece); contemporary half polished calf, tooled blind on sides and spine, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine, water-marbled sides; a.e.g.; end-papers coated greenish black. Slight wear to calf at head-band; neat owner’s name on back of frontispiece; a little light foxing and fingering passim, mostly of margins; otherwise a nice copy. Apparently scarce.

GB £35.00

US $43.40


Juvenile. The first Religious Tract Society printing of a work originally published two years earlier by Houlston and Son. Dated Religious Tract Society volumes are relatively seldom seen. This leads us to suppose that they may have ordered small editions, and reprinted frequently. NCBEL 3:766. Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[SHERWOOD (Mrs. Mary Martha)]. The red book. By the author of “Little Henry and his Bearer.” Religious Tract Society, Instituted 1799; Published and sold at the depository, 56, Paternos- Ter Row; also by J. Nisbet, 21, Berners Street; And other booksellers, N.D. [c.1830]. Demy 18mo, in sixes; two binder’s blanks (the first backing the front end-paper) precede integral wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and title-page; five wood-engraved illustrations in text, all with tissue guards; two binder’s blanks at end (the second backing the back end-paper); quarter red roan, ruled and uplettered gilt on flat applied spine, marbled paper sides, cut flush; drab-faced end-papers. Roan rubbed and chipped to upper part of spine, with loss of the word RED; tissues a trifle foxed; unobtrusive signature on verso of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Juvenile. COPAC records the Birmingham copy only of this first printing, though Liverpool and the National Library of Scotland record a third edition as published in 1833; NCBEL lists only a fourth edition as published in 1836. ‘Printed by J. Rider, Little Britain, London.’

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

PATMORE (Coventry). Poems By Coventry Patmore. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1844. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral leaf of publisher’s advertisements at end, not including this title; pp.iv+157+[i (blank)]+[2]; vertically fine-ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and blocked blind, embossed with a design of vine leaves, tendrils, and flowers, blind on pressed out frame on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut, end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to cloth at two corners of boards; neatly rebacked with matching period cloth, with the original backstrip (chipped at head and tail) laid on; original end-papers unobtrusively strengthened with tissue at gutters; a very clean, bright copy, otherwise, internally fine.

GB £150.00

US $186.00


The author’s scarce first book, issued, apparently simultaneously, in cloth, as here, and in boards and labels, whilst a few copies, such as that recorded by Hayward, appear to have been bound up (with similar end-papers) in full black morocco, for presentation. Some copies are known with 8pp. publisher’s advertisements, dated June 1st, 1844, inserted between the front end-papers. Though that was the nonth of publication it gives no evidence of priority as some copies may have been bound up before the catalogue was ready. Hayward, 263; NCBEL, 3: 487.

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Antiquarian General Literature.

VALLERIOLAE (Francisci). Francisci Valleriolae Doctoris Medici Observationum Medicinalium lib.vj. Denuo editi, & emendatiores quam Antea inlucem emißi: In quibus multorum grauissimorum morborum historiæ, Eorundem causæ, symptomata atque euentus, tum Etiam curationes miro, vtili & compendioso Ordine describuntur. Adi&ctlig;tis duobus Indicibus, quorum priorem Obseruationum ipsi operi Præfiximus: posteriorem rerum & verborum ad finem Remisimus ad faciliorem studiosorum vsum. [M.D.C.V. Apud Franciscum Fabrum Lugdun], 1605. Pott 8vo (and apparently so watermarked); half-title not called for; pp.[xvi (not paginated)]+399+[xxix (not paginated)]; *, a — i, k — t, v, x — a, Aa — Cc8, Dd6; wood-engraved decorated initials throughout, wood-engraved head-pieces and some tailpieces to the chapters; side-notes throughout; old, but not contemporary, stippled paper-covered boards, with hand-written paper label; sprinkled edges. Title-page laid down and lower half lacking, but supplied in good pen facsimile; foxing and embrowning throughout, mostly fairly light; a good copy with large margins, nonetheless.

GB £450.00

US $558.00


An updated edition of a work published originally in 1573, and apparently rare in any printing: WorldCat locates only one copy of the 1573 edition, and none of this; no copy on COPAC.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[SOUTHEY (Robert).]. The Doctor, &c. Vol.I [II; III; IV; V; VI; VII]. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman [so volumes I — V; volumes VI. and VII. read: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans], 1834 [1834; 1835; 1837; 1838; 1847]. 7 Vols., complete, lge.12mo; half-title in each volume; title-pages printed in red and black; title leaf to volume four a cancel tipped-on to a stub; two line Errata slip tipped-in after title leaf in volume six; coloured lithographic frontispiece by Glover in volume seven; pp.xxi+[i (blank)]+312; xxviii+351+[i (printer’s imprint; xxix+[i (five line Errata)]+345+[i (printer’s imprint)]; xxvii+[i (blank)]; xxx+387+[i (printer’s imprint)]; xxxviii+386; [2]+xli+[i (blank)]+630+[ii (blank with printer’s imprint on verso)]; publisher’s catalogue, 12pp. on smaller paper, dated ‘January, 1835’, tipped on to front end-paper of volume one; publisher’s four-page advertisement ‘Specimen Of The student’s manual’ sewn in between front end-papers in volume four; publisher’s catalogue, 16pp. on smaller paper, dated ‘August, 1838’, sewn in between front end-papers in volume five; publisher’s catalogue, 32pp. on smaller paper, dated ‘October, 1847’, bound in at end of text in volume six; publisher’s green fine-morocco cloth, paper spine-label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some rubbing and dustmarking to labels; volumes one to three unobtrusively rebacked with matching cloth, and the end-papers sympathetically replaced; back joint similarly repaired in volumes four and six; back end-papers cracked in volumes six and seven; in general effect a very nice copy, the text fine throughout.

GB £460.00

US $570.40


Evidently inspired by Sterne’s ‘Tristram Shandy’, and including many eccentricities of organisation and typography, ‘The Doctor’ is a fantastic, rambling, miscellany, containing a collection of articles on a great variety of subjects, differing from a commonplace book in that they are connected together, somewhat loosely, by the story that runs through them of an imaginary Dr. Daniel Dove of Doncaster and his horse Nobs. “Its humor is occasionally Rabelaisian.” — OCEL, p. 228. Among other things of interest, it includes the first appearance in print (on pp.318 — 326 of volume four) of ‘The Story of the Three Bears’ — but with a ‘Little Old Woman’ featured instead of Goldilocks. The volumes are also known with a publisher’s catalogue dated May, 1834 in volume one, June 1838 in volume five, October 1846 in volume six, and April 1847 in volume seven. According to the ‘English Catalogue of Books’, the first volume was published in January.

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Antiquarian General Literature.

SMITH (Charlotte). Elegiac sonnets, And Other poems, By Charlotte Smith. Vol.II. [v.note] London: Printed for T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, (Successors to Mr. Cadell) Strand, 1797. Pott 8vo format on paper watermarked ‘T W 1797’; half-title not called for; mezzotint portrait frontispiece by P. Conde, and four plates engraved on copper, two by J. Heath, R.A., and one by J. Neagle, all after R. Corbould, and one by J. Neagle after a ‘ Drawing by the Right Hon. the Countess of Besborough’; integral leaf author’s advertisements at end; pp.[16]+xv (title and list of Subscribers Names)+[i (blank)]+[iv (Contents)]+117+[i (blank)]+[ii (advertisements, verso blank)]; [a], b8, c2, B — H8, I2; full natural calf, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, matching lettering and numbering piece; sprinkled edges. Light rubbing to calf; a few small marks in text and a little light dusting or fingering here and there; one plate slightly trimmed at margins and apparently re-inserted; a very good copy nonetheless, near nice.

GB £80.00

US $99.20


Though denominated Vol.II. in fact separately published, the first volume having appeared some thirteen years previously under a different imprint. It is a good deal scaecer, in our experience, than the first volume. NCBEL, 2: 684

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

BELLOC (Hilaire). An Essay on the Restoration Of Property. By Hilaire Belloc. The Distributist League, 7/8 Rolls Passage, London, E.C.4, 1936. Sm.cr.8vo wire-stabbed as a single gathering; half-title not called for; pp.[88]; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Spine dusty and covers otherwise just a trifle marked; insignificant rusting to staples; in general, however, a nice copy.

GB £16.00

US $19.84


A landmark work in European social thought, this reference provides a unique alternative to how property distribution is planned by socialist states and how it naturally occurs in capitalist societies. The study attempts to rectify the wrongs in both major economic theories by approaching the problem from an entirely new angle, drawing on Christian and Catholic social thought in which basic truths regarding society and human nature are applied to socioeconomics. Marking a key point in the history of economic theory, this fundamental guide clearly illustrates the influence of religion and philosophy on social thought as well as their practical application to societal questions.

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

CRAVEN (F[annie]. C[hristine]. “Fireside Musings.” By F. C. Craven. Manchester: John Heywood, 141 and 143, Deansgate. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., N.D. [c.1875]. F’cap 16mo in half-sheets, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; dedication and subscribers’ list, 13pp., follows title and dedication leaves; pp.XVII+[i (blank)]+[ii (Contents, blank on verso)]; brown patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers faced yellow; a.e. red. Slight rusting to staples of final gathering, but a near-fine copy.

GB £30.00

US $37.20


Printed in Manchester. The British Library guesses the date as given, but we would suspect that the volume might date from three or four years later because of the wire-stitching. COPAC records the British Library copy only.

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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

HOUSMAN (Laurence). False premises. Five One Act Plays By Laurence Housman. Oxford Basil Blackwell, Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press Of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1922. Leaf bearing advertisement for ‘The British Drama League’ on verso, serving as paste-down, precedes half-title; colophon page, two pages of advertisements for ‘The British Drama League’, and page bearing printer’s imprint, followed by two integral blanks at end, serving as end-papers; pp.[viii]+96+[i]+[2]+[i]; brown paper printed in dark green over thin board on sides and up applied spine, yapped edges. Paper a little chipped at head and tail of spine, with loss to most of ‘B’ of ‘British’, and slight fraying of yapped edges; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £15.00

US $18.60


Printed at Stratford-upon-Avon at the Shakespeare Head Press, and issued as No.1 in ‘The British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama’. The ordinary issue. There was also a signed edition limited to 150 copies printed on larger Kelmscott hand-made paper, with a vellum spine and the fore- and lower- edges uncut. Includes: ‘The Christmas Tree’, ‘The Torch of Time: A Study in Revolution’, ‘Moonshine’, ‘A Fool and His Money: A Wayside Comedy’, and ‘The House-Fairy’.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

THACKERAY (William Makepeace). The Thackeray alphabet. Written and Illustrated by William Makepeace Thackeray. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1929. Roy.16mo in half-sheets, printed, apparently, upon Japanese vellum; two blanks before half-title, one at end, serving as pastedowns; half-title, title, and leaf of introduction precede twenty-six leaves bearing collotype illustrations on rectos, versos blank; quarter cream fine buckram, textured brown paper sides, recessed cream paper label printed in brown. Neat inscription on front end-paper dated Christmas 1929; otherwise a fine copy in a dustwrapper with a couple of small internal repairs, very slightly chipped at head and tail of spine.

GB £18.00

US $22.32


An Alphabet written and illustrated by Thackeray for a child somewhere about 1833 and here first published with a brief introduction by a descendant of the child.

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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

CALDECOTT (Randolph). A Sketch-Book Of R. Caldecott’s Reproduced by Edmund Evans The Engraver & Printer & Published by George Routledge & Sons, London & New York, N.D. [1883]. Landscape Roy.8vo, numbered on versos only, wire-stabbed and glued; printed throughout lithographically in sepia, the rectos apart from the title-page in colours; pp.48; half leaf-green smooth cloth, unbleached linen sides, the front cover blocked with lettering and design in dark brown.Slight rusting of staples; three leaves with small marginal tears, two of them a trifle dusty ans with vertical creases; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £25.00

US $31.00


One of Routledge’s more curious experiments. One would have expected the staples to have passed through all the leaves, but each gathering appears to have been separately stapled, and the three glued together at the spine. An uncommon and rather beautiful volume. Henry Blackburn, ‘Randolph Caldecott’, p.205.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HOCKING (Silas K., F.R.H.S.). The blindness of Madge Tyndall Etc. By Silas K. Hocking, F.R.H.S. Author of “For Such is Life,” “The Heart of Man,” “One in Charity,” “Where Duty Lies,” “For Abigail,” “Crookleigh,” etc. London, Frederick Warne & Co. And New York, 1899. Globe 8vo; blank precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates by Lancelot Speed; pp.[2]+[vi]+247+[i (blank)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with publisher’s monogram device in light brown. Ring mark on front cover with some loss of gilt to illustration; a little spotting and light dusting to some margins internally; but a very good copy.

GB £14.00

US $17.36


Published at 2s. 6d., and in the appropriate ‘red cloth’ style. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.154, and 232, and are here so tipped in. Besides the long title story, includes ‘It Might Have Been’.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HOCKING (Silas K.). When life is young. By Silas K. Hocking Author of “Her Benny” “Real Grit” “One in Charity” “God’s Outcast” etc. etc. With original illustrations By Lancelot Speed. London, Frederick Warne & Co. And New York, 1900. (All Rights Reserved). Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 5pp. integral advertisements at end, the final page bearing the printer’s imprint; pp.[2]+[vi]+274+[v]+[1]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with publisher’s monogram device in pale brown. Slight marking to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £18.00

US $22.32


Published at 2s. 6d., and in the appropriate ‘red cloth’ style. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.7, 127, and 202, and are here so tipped in.

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Literary Periodicals.

LITERARY PERIODICAL. THE GERM. [Cover title:] Preface By W.M. Rossetti. The germ Thoughts toWards [sic] Nature in Poetry, Literature And Art. Being A facsimile reprint of the literary Organ of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, published In 1850. With an introduction By William Michael Rossetti. London, Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1901. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; 2 conjugate leaves of facsimiles at end (of the 1850 flyers for Nos.3 & 4); pp.[ii]+30 (excluding facsimiles); blue-grey thick paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in dark reddish brown; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Bound up without the back wrapper and with the two leaves of facsimiles which should appear at the end tipped in after the front wrapper. BOUND WITH [On front wrapper:] No.1 [2]. (Price One Shilling.) January [February], 1850. With an Etching by Holman Hunt [James Collinson]. The Germ: Thoughts towards Nature In Poetry, Literature, and Art. London: Aylott & Jones, 8, Paternoster Row. BOUND WITH: No.3 [4]. (Price One Shilling.) March [May (i.e., April 30th)], 1850. With an Etching by F.Madox Brown [W.H. Deverell]. Art and Poetry: Being Thoughts towards Nature Conducted principally by Artists. London: Dickinson & Co., 114, New Bond Street, And Aylott & Jones, 8, Paternoster Row. 4 Nos., uniform, (complete); demy 8vo bound together with the Preface utilising the original paper wrappers of the Preface and the final number as the wrappers at the front and back, blue-grey linen spine; etched frontispiece and three plates after wood-engravings (one double-spread and folding; prelims. not called for; pp.192; wrappers of thin newsprint, printed in black, the back wrappers bearing an advertisement for the periodical, stating its (changing) aims, the inside front wrappers Contents and an editorial notice, the inside back wrapper of the first two numbers an advertisement for the Provident Life Office, that to number three ‘Contents of the Germ, No.1’ and a two line Errata to that issue, that to the fourth number blank; a.e. uncut. Wrappers very embrowned and fragile, some laid down on binders’ tissue, and with some chipping to edges; backs of plates variously embrowned by contact with the wrappers, but on the printed surfaces not badly so; one or two marginal tears to wrappers and plates; text nice. The set

GB £140.00

US $173.60


The organ of the præraphaelite Brotherhood, complete, but in a facsimile edition dating from 1901. It is easily distinguished from the original edition by the wrappers being of poor quality wood-pulp paper rather than a thinner version of the text-paper as with the original, the presence of the advertisement for the Provident Life Office on the inside back wrappers in the second number (it should occur in numbers one and three), the ‘Contents of the Germ, No.1’ being on the inside back wrapper of number three instead of number two, the etchings being on a thin card with a slightly shiny surface rather on plate paper, the folding one being attached at the right hand edge rather than the central fold, and the machine-made text paper being very smooth and having a glossy feel rather than being slightly rough as in the original. Literary contributors include ‘Ellen Alleyn’ [i.e., Christina Rossetti], John Seward, Wm. B. Scott, Calder Campbell, F. Madox Brown, Thomas Woolner, Wm. M. Rossetti, Walter H. Deverell, Dante G. Rossetti, Coventry Patmore, John Orchard, etc. The Preface by W.M. Rossetti was issued both with the facsimiles and separately, and occurs in two variant states, with slightly different versions of the title-page, in one (presumably the first) the word ‘to- Wards’ is hyphenated with a line break; in the other it appears as one word, but with the Gothic ‘w’ erroneously still a capital. (One can only presume that the compositor was unfamiliar with the fount and when re-lineating failed to realise that the ‘W’ was upper case. The Preface is frequently found separately, and with the first state of text, and may have been issued thus as an advertisement, though it is also possible that a few copies may have been made available separately for the benefit of people possessing sets of the original. W.M. Rossetti, who edited the original numbers, here offers a good deal of information relating to the 1850 publication, including statements of print orders and sales, reproductions of contemporary reviews, identification of all the anonymous or pseudonymous contributions, and detailed commentaries on what the issues contained. In this copy p.17, l.26, does not have a raised ‘s’ at the end, which has been the case with copies of the separate issue we have seen.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

ANTHOLOGY. Enfield Writers Workshop 25th Anniversary Publication: Under One Sun. Past, Present and Future Poetry and Prose. [On front cover:] 1997. A5 format, perfect bound; half-title not called for; pp.72; silver glazed card wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides and spine in black; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £6.00

US $7.44


Includes work by Harold Brawn-Meek, Jacquelyn E. Coleman, Alf Corbyn, Jane Elder, Audrey Groom, Gwen Hartland, Archie Hartridge, Pamela Harvey, Bernard Hawkins, Silva Hughes, Irene King, George La Grue, Carmen O. Lange, Bill Looker, Gerda Mayer, Naomi Mendelsohn, Karen Mercer, Richard Milford, June Redgrove, Rita Schreer, Derek Searle, Elizabeth Taylor, and J.J. Webster.
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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

HOCKING (Silas K., F.R.H.S.). Where duty lies. By Silas K. Hocking, F.R.H.S., Author of “For Light and Liberty,” “For Abigail,” “Her Benny,” “Rex Raynor, Artist,” etc. rtc. With original illustrations By Harold Copping. London: Frederick Warne and Co., And New York, 1893. (All rights reserved.) Globe 8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; pp.359+[i (blank)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with publisher’s monogram device in pale brown. Slight fading to cloth of spine; end-papers lightly foxed on backs, with offsetting; unobtrusive ownership stamp, and number, on front paste-down; tissue embrowned; a very nice copy, nonrtheless.

GB £24.00

US $29.76


The first of Warne’s standard binding styles for Hocking titles — but in fact the last title that they produced in this format. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.64, 181, 227, 288, and 353, and are here so tipped in. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

ELLIS (Sarah [Stickney]). The Juvenile scrap-book By the author of The Women of England.” [sic] MDCCCXLVII. Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press, Angel St., St. Martin’s-le-Grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [Winter, 1846]. Extra cr.8vo in half-sheets; frontispiece and vignette title-page (headed ‘Fisher’s Juvenile scrap-book MDCCCXLVII’), and fourteen plates, all finely engraved on steel, on fine thick paper, and with thin paper guards; integral leaf of publisher’s advertisements at end; pp.102+[ii]; binder’s blank at front and back; orangy-brown fine straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on sides, elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Most of thin-paper guard to frontispiece lacking, and slight evidence of offsetting from its short fore-edge onto facing plates; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a beautiful book.

GB £45.00

US $55.80


All of the literary contents are by Mrs. Ellis. The engravings are by L. Stocks after Poole, J. Posselwhite after Sir W.C. Ross, R.A., W. Holl after Busato, J.C. Armytage after W. Daniell, R.A., H. Cook after Sir W.C. Ross, W. Floyd after W.H. Brooke, F.S.A., and F.F. Walker, R. Staines, W. Wetherhead, H.G. Watkins, J. Saddler, T. Sherratt, T. Clark, I.J. Hinchliff, and G. Paterson all after T. Allom. Faxon, 1485.

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Nineteenth Century Prose Literature.

HAZLITT (William). Characters Of Shakespeare’s plays. By William Hazlitt. London: Printed by C.H. Reynell, 21, Piccadilly, For R. Hunter, successor to Mr. Johnson, In St. Paul’s Church-yard; And C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, 1817. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; four line Errata on verso of Contents leaf; pp.xxiii+[i (blank)]+352; binder’s blank before title-page, two at end; contemporary half natural calf, brown marbled paper-covered sides, ruled gilt on sides, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, black lettering-piece; burnished sprinkled edges. Strongly re-backed with matching calf with rubbed and very chipped remains of original back-strip, including the original lettering-piece, laid on; front binders blank a little foxed and marked and with old ownership inscription; first two leaves lightly foxed; text otherwise fine. Scarce.

GB £220.00

US $272.80


Keynes, 17; Jaggard, p.145; CBEL, III, p.641; NCBEL, 3: 1231. Hazlitt’s first independent work on a literary theme.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

SMITH (C[aroline]. M[ary].). Eva & her playfellows. A Book of Entertainment. By C.M. Smith. London: Dean and Son, 11, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1862]. Pott 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title-page signed ‘J.V.B’, both hand-coloured, precede letterpress title-page; two hand-coloured plates tipped in; half-title not called for; eleven entry errata slip follows last page of text; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the prelims.; pp.[iv]+255+[i (blank)]+[iv]; pinkish red cloth embossed over all with a ‘cut orange’ design of segmented circles, elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered pinkish red through gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g., end-papers faced yellow. Gilt rather dull, especially on spine, and front end-paper removed; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $49.60


Issued according to the terminal advertisements as No.4 of ‘Dean’s 2s. 6d. Present Books’, this being the latest title listed. Osborne, p.837; COPAC records the British Library, Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, and V. & A. Libraries copies only. The book is also known in a probably secondary binding of sand-grain cloth.

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Twentieth Century Poetry & Drama.

ANTHOLOGY. An Upstairs Outlook. An Evening of Poetry by Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley. Thursday 4th May 1989, At the Elmwood Hall, University Road, Belfast. [On front flap of dust-wrapper:] Published in aid of the Linen Hall Library Development Campaign. B5 format, 8pp. textured pale green mould-made paper, wire-stitched into similar wrappers, cut flush at top- and lower- edges, folded into flaps at fore-edges; half-title not called for; issued without end-papers. Fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $93.00


The edition is said to have consisted of only 500 copies.

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

CLIFFORD (Mrs. W[illiam]. K[ingdon]. née Sophia Lucy Jane Lane). The likeness Of the night A modern play in four acts. By Mrs. W.K. Clifford. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1900. Copyright by The Macmillan Company in the United States of America. Rights of Translation Reserved. Cr.8vo, printed on heavy laid mould-made paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+146+[2]; publisher’s full vellum, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and down spine (with title only); t.e.g., others uncut; thinner laid-paper end-papers; ‘Book Mark’ advertisement for the ‘Scottish Widows Fund’, printed in blue on verso, blue, with a full-colour panel on recto, laid in between pp.112/[113], probably as issued. Light marking to vellum of spine, and foxing to end-papers; ink inscription on front end-paper (v. note); some large uncut edges slightly foxed or dusty; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

GB £280.00

US $347.20


Presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in the author’s holograph: “Margaret Clifford / from her mother". The handsome vellum binding would appear to be an author’s binding, executed for her by the publishers. Founded on a short story by Mrs. Clifford, called ‘The End of her Journey, which was published in the magazine ‘Temple Bar’ in 1882, the dramatic version was first published in the ‘Anglo-Saxon Review’ in March 1899, then revised for performance at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool in October 1899. This is its first appearance in book form. It was filmed in 1922 under the direction of Percy Nash, and again in 1925, directed by Roy del Ruth, under the title ‘Eve’s Lover’. COPAC records only the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and London Library copies.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

MITFORD (Bertram). Selmin of Selminfold. By Bertram Mitford Author of “The River of Unrest,” “The Heath Hover Mystery,” “A Dual Resurrection,” “Ravenshaw of Rietholme,” Etc., etc. Ward Lock & Co., Limited, London, Melbourne and Toronto, 1912. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and one plate by A[lfred] Forestier; 16pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, on text-paper; pp.320+16; black smooth cloth, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with full-colour lithographic onlay on front cover recessed in blind-pressed panel. Two or three scattered light fox-spots; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £45.00

US $55.80


The illustration is marked for pp.12 and is so bound-in. Though essentially a romance, the sub-plot involves the planning of a ‘perfect’ murder by a doctor who infects his victim’s kitten with rabies.

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

BEETON’S CHRISTMAS ANNUAL. Ninth season. Money Lent. Under this title are written &emrule; The story of an ill-used man. Mamebury Rings: A Chronicle of Dorchester in 1705. The pawnbroker’s account. What it cost Mabel. Fallen amongst thieves [signed D]. The child of circumstances: or, The Long Lost Father, and the Force of Fancy could no Farther go A Sensational Drama in Three Acts, And any number of Tableaux. Fortune telling by signs and tokens With Sketches of the Manners and Customs, Old and New, by which Fortunes may be Guessed and Told. A day in the life of a varlet of Merrie England In a Series of Hard Lines Cast and Cut by Charles H. Ross. / Card tricks. Tenable tableaux of tenures ten By George Cruikshank, Jun. With text by Ye Odde Boy. The progress of Pertinax Puzzlewit From Babylon to Gravesend In Seven Stages. Illustrated in each of his Seven Stages [by George Cruikshank Jnr.]. The Christmas ball (A Young Lady’s Musings.) [a poem, signed A.A.D.]. A few clippings from Mavor’s spel- Ling book By William Brunton. Christmas boxes. Of the period By George Cruikshank Jun. Correspondance. Beeton’s illuminated almanack for 1869. London: Published by Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1868]. Super Roy.8vo, printed in double column; 6pp. integral publisher’s and commercial advertisements precede title-page; title-page with commercial advertisement on verso; 4pp. publisher’s and commercial advertisements on smaller paper precede 4pp.publisher’s and trade advertisements, probably integral, at end; wood-engraved drop-head to first page of text and numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout; pp.[viii]+80+[iv]; antique-toned thick-paper wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed pictorially from wood-blocks in black, red, and blue, the back wrapper with trade advertisements in black and red, the inside wrappers with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Neat contemporary ink inscription on upper margin of front wrapper; slight chipping to paper of spine (removing the ‘ON’ of ‘BEETON’S’ and part of the ‘B’; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £85.00

US $105.40


Published at One Shilling. Whilst some of Beeton’s Christmas annuals are fairly common, this ‘Ninth Season’ appears to be rare. No copy, at any rate, is listed on COPAC, or in Sadleir, though Wolff, 7699, records a copy, giving the title incorrectly as ‘Money to let’. Whilst the pictorial essays are attributed, none of the literary contents are with the exception of the ‘A.A.D.’ at the end of the poem, and the ‘D’ at the end of the title section. The author was almost certainly Aglen A. Dowty, who later identified himself in an inscription as the author of ‘The Coming K&mrule;’ published in the 1872 issue. He may also have been editor of the series. The separately printed Almanack is not present.

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Twentieth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction.

HEWLETT (Maurice). Lore Of Proserpine. Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin’s Street, London, 1913. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[288]; navy blue rough coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine; gilt on spine oxydised to green, that on front cover a little dull; slight foxing of early prelims.; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £15.00

US $18.60


The second printing, dating from June 1913, one month after the first, an identical with it apart from the poorer quality of the gilt, the lack of (inserted) text-paper advertisements at the end, and the fact that the‘f’ at the end of l.15 on p.147 is not broken, whereas in the first printing it is. The mis-prints at p.88, l.9, ‘sherd’ for ‘shred’; p.125, l.16, ‘here’ for ‘hear’; and p.191, l.12, ‘to’ lacking after ‘be’, present in the first printing, remain uncorrected. An adult novel about faery lore, masquerading as a spiritual autobiography: unfortunately unfinished — though probably Hewlett felt that he could not finish it. Locke’s ‘Spectrum II’, p.61; Reginald, 07165; NCBEL, 4: 601; not in Bleiler. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.88, l.9, ‘sherd’ for ‘shred’; p.125, l.16, ‘here’ for ‘hear’; p.147, l.15, broken ‘f’ at end of line; p.191, l.12, ‘to’ lacking after ‘be’.

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Twentieth Century Prose Literature.

BROWN (Vincent). Mrs. Grundy’s Crucifix By Vincent Brown, Author of “A Magdalen’s Husband,” “The Dark Ship” “The Disciple’s Wife,” “The Sacred Cup". London: Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1906. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+[343]+[i (printer’s imprint)]; publisher’s catalogue, 24pp., headed “Preliminary Announcements for the Spring of 1906", and including this volume without reviews, follows last leaf of text; light brown finely textured crushed morocco cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, with ruled box, gilt on spine. Prelims. and last leaves of catalogue lightly foxed; pencilled inscription on front pastedown (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

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The inscription on the front pastedown is dated ‘June 8 06’, some two weeks before Virginia Woolf’s review of it appeared in the ‘Times Literary Supplement’.

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. King Arthur: Not a Love Story. By the author of “John Halifax, Gentleman". London, Macmillan and Co., 1886. (All rights reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end (conjugatte with last leaf of text); pp.[iv]+337+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally very fine-ribbed maroon cloth ruled and blocked with blind bands on back cover, black on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers faced blackish grey. Slight rubbing to gilt of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £110.00

US $136.40


The last novel published in the author’s life time: a story “founded on facts” about the responsibility of parents to their children. Wolff, 4997, recording a (probably later) copy in an otherwise similar sand-grain cloth; this title not in the extensive Sadleir collection of her works.

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Nineteenth Century Poetry & Drama.

ROGERS (Samuel). Human life, A poem. By Samuel Rogers. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1819. Post 4to; binder’s blank at front and back; half-title discarded; pp.[3]-96; contemporary full horizontally strait-grain morocco-faced calf, borders ruled and rooled gilt on sides, tooled gilt on inner dentelles, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, the second and fifth compartments lettered gilt; sprinkled edges, oil-marbled end-papers; black silk marker binder’s ticket ‘T. Sowler, 15 St. Anne’s Square, Manchester’ (Ramsden, p.153) on front paste-down. Calf of spine chipped at head and tail, splitting over front joint, and worn at the corners; some very light foxing to text, and some light contemporary pencil scoring and one explanatory pencilled note; two small ink marks on lower margin of one leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £24.00

US $29.76


Well printed by Bensley and Son, Bolt Court, Fleet Street. The correct first edition: in quarto rather than octavo format, and in the usually seen final, issue. Murray ordered 750 copies in quarto in January, 1819, followed by 6,011 copies in octavo, produced in three separate printings during March and April. Simon Nowell-Smith, Book Collector, Autumn 1965, pp. 362-5, suggests four theoretically possible states of the quarto edition, the first being actually unknown. The second and third states each have ninety-four pages plus a final leaf bearing the printer’s imprint, and in the third state leaves K1 and K2 are cancelled in order to change a couple of the notes. In the fourth state signatures F-M are cancels, three lines are added, and the text is extended to ninety-six pages, as here, the printer’s imprint occurring at the foot of the last leaf. The two earlier states are very seldom found. CBEL III, 181

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Nineteenth Century General Fiction.

BALLANTYNE (R.M.). The Prairie Chief: A tale. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1886. (All rights reserved.) Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; four wood-engraved plates, integral and included in the pagination; half-title not called for; pp.[viii (including frontispiece and conjugate vignette title)]+256; bevelled coral-red diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher’s monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black and gilt, embossed with lettering red-and-gold-cased black on gilt panel, on front cover and spine, ruled black and gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. A few very minor faults, but a virtually fine copy of a difficult title.

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A Ballantyne family copy, with a slip bearing Ballantyne’s signature, clipped from a cancelled cheque, laid on to the front pastedown. Ballantyne’s bibliographer Eric Quayle, informed us in a letter some years ago that slips bearing Ballantyne’s signature were pasted in “probably by Jeanie, his wife, who, after her husband’s death in 1894, pasted spare autograph signatures in the titles still remaining on their shelves, or so his surviving daughter told me!” In our experience a scarce title — possibly because wire-stitched bindings tended not to wear well, though this one is entirely crisp and sound. Quayle, 76a, recording a copy with a 24pp. publisher’s catalogue at end, on text-paper; this title not in the extensive Sadleir collection of this author, though he refers to its binding in his introductory note; not in Wolff; COPAC lists copies of this first edition only at Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland, the British Library recording a tenth edition.

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