Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). That Lass o’ Lowrie’s: A Lancashire story. London, Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1893. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates; vignette on title; pp.320; diagonally very fine ribbed pale blue cloth, blocked olive green, black, and gilt, lettered black and ornamented black-outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, black, and ornamented black-outlined gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher’s monogram pattern in tan. Cloth slightly faded on spine and at edges of covers; end-papers embrowned with offsetting (as foxing) onto facing leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


The first edition with these illustrations of a book originally published in 1877.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). In connection with The de Willoughby Claim. London, Frederick Warne & Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1899, (All rights reserved). Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[ii]+477+[i (blank)]; reddish-brown mottled fine linen, blocked and lettered dark reddish-brown on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered dark reddish-brown on spine. Nice copy.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


First English edition, published some fifteen days after the American edition. Blanck, 2093, refers but gives no details.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BURNEY (S.H.). Tales of fancy: The Shipwreck. Printed for Henry Colburn, Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square, 1816. 12mo; two binder’s blanks precede half-title, two follow last leaf of text; contemporary mottled calf, gilt, black spine label; burnished edges; drab faced end-papers. Label slightly chipped, and calf slightly worn at headband and at top of back joint; otherwise fine.

GB £130.00

US $175.50


Not in Sadleir, or Wolff; Summers, p.524; Block, p.30. The half-title, recto, bears the words ‘Vol.I.’, and the verso the words: “In the Press, The second volume of ‘Tales of Fancy,’ Containing The Secret.” This latter work did not in fact appear until 1820, when it was issued in two volumes. The present volume contains one novel, complete.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BURRAGE (E. Harcourt). Out of the deep: A story of the Brays Of Beachtown. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9 Paternoster Row, 1898. Half-tone frontispiece signed ‘H.C’; pp.320; publisher’s inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; scarlet patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked black, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine. Front free end-paper pasted down; half-title embrowned at margins by contact with end-paper; frontispiece foxed with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[BURROWS (Mrs. E.).]. A nation’s manhood; Or, stories of Washington And the American war of independence. By the author of “Sunlight through the mist,” “The martyr Land,” “Triumphs of steam,” Etc., etc. With illustrations. John F. Shaw and Co., 48 Paternoster Row, & 27 Southampton Row, 1861. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; three wood-engraved plates, one with tissue guard; yellow-green pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. First few leaves and plates lightly damp-stained; otherwise nice.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Biography, with a fictive frame. Juvenile. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.219, 280, and 322, and are here so bound in.

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[BUTT (Beatrice M.).]. Eugénie. By the Author of ‘Miss Molly’. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1877. F’cap 8vo; half-title not present; pp.[ii]+245+[i (printer’s imprint)]; contemporary half red sheep, oil-marbled sides, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; sprinkled edges. Old library stamp on front end-paper and one blank corner; some marking and dusting passim; binding nice; a good reading copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Not in Sadleir. This title not in Wolff.
Ref: CRT100742



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

BYWATER (Abel). The Sheffield dialect. By Abel Bywater. Sheffield: G. Chaloner, 3, Market-place; G. Wightman, 24, Paternoster-row; and Houlston And Stoneman, 65, Paternoster-row, London, 1839. F’cap 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.xii+283+[i (printer’s imprint); early full natural calf by Sotheran (binder’s ticket, ‘Henry Sotrheran and Co., 140, Strand’), gilt-ruled frame to boards with daisy corner-ornaments, spine with five raised bands, ruled and elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, lettered gilt to spine; edges of boards gilt, and gilt dentelles; a.e. burnished red, oil-marbled end-papers. Single fox-spot affecting two leaves; pp.141/2 badly opened, with tear to upper margin and piece missing from blank corner, but no loss of text, and small blank corner chipped from pp.249 — 50; otherwise a fine copy with some uncut edges; finely bound.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


The twelve pages of prelims. include the Preface, Glossary, and Contents leaves; the remaining 283 pages are comprised of dramatic dialogues — presumably reprinted from ‘The Sheffield Courant’, ‘The Sheffield Iris’, or some similar periodical. The author, who was a grinder of cutlery, first made his appearance in print in independent form in 1830 with a pamphlet: “The Sheffield dialect: In conversations ‘Uppa are Hull Arston’ between a gentleman’s guide and Jack Wheelswarf By A Shevvild chap” (12pp.), this being continued in 1831 by a second part (24pp.). The first part proved so popular that, for a while, a periodical appeared in Sheffield devoted to his work, the ‘Wheelswarf Chronicle’, six numbers 1830 — 31, which were collected into a volume in 1834 and published in London by Whittaker & Co. as ‘The Sheffield Dialect: in conversations “uppa are hull arston"’. Thereafter he published several pamphlets in Sheffield before the present collection (which contains pieces dated 1829 and 1836 as well as much material that is undated). Though he continued publishing at least until 1852 (when there appeared his translation of ‘The Song of Soloman’ into the Sheffield dialect — a volume we are sorry that we haven’t seen!), the present appears to be his most substantial work, and the bulk of it to be otherwise uncollected. COPAC locates only the Cambridge, Leeds, National Library of Wales, and BL copies.
Ref: CRT118250



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

C. (L.G.). Bertram’s Right: A Tale connected with Aberystwyth. Hereford: Jakeman and Carver, printers, High Town, 1894. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard; cancel title leaf (recto reading as above), and original title-page, integral and uncancelled (v. note), precede start of text; pp.[ii]+208; vertically fine-ribbed cerise cloth, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine; end-papers printed with dot-and-stylised-tendrils design in light grey. Most of frontispiece torn away; some insignificant foxing to text and edges (heavier on tissue gusrd); otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


COPAC records the British Library and National Library of Wales copies only, both having the title-page as above. Since the author’s initials occur also on both the front cover and spine, the original title-page, which reads ‘Bertram’s Right. A Tale connected with Aberystwyth. [Ten lines of verse.] Hereford: Jakeman and Carver, Printers’ — with no indication of author, date, or the address of the printer — may well have been cancelled before publication. That it survives in this copy is possibly a freak. To judge by the off-printing on the tissue guard, which preserves the caption, the missing frontispiece was a general view of Aberystwyth.
Ref: CRT118374



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

C. (S.T.). Waggie and Wattie, Or Nothing in vain. By S.T.C. Author of “Little Facts for Little People.” “Janet Gray,” etc. With four engravings. Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, Fleet Street, London, 1864. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved integral frontispiece and two inserted plates by W. Thomas; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[ii]+170+[ii]; light cerise sand-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to extremities of spine and gilt a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £20.00

US $27.00


Only three illustrations are present here, not the four called for on the title-page, but it seems to have been so issued as there is no sign of loss. There is no list of illustrations, but they here face pp.41 and 86. COPAC records only the Oxford copy of this first edition, though the British Library has a copy dated 1868.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CAINE (Hall). The deemster: A romance. By Hall Caine Author of ‘The Shadow of a Crime’ etc. In three volumes. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1887. (The right of translation is reserved.) 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for in volumes one and three, present in volume two; integral advertisement at start of each volume; leaf bearing extract from a review of Caine’s earlier books at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+304; [viii]+333+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; [vi]+346; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated October, 1887, at end of volume one; bright blue crushed patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher’s monogram device brown on back cover, ruled brown, blocked black and brown, on front cover, blocked black and brown, lettered gilt, on spine; white end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in grey. Spines just a trifle dulled, and with barely visible restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail; a very nice copy, nonetheless, virtually fine.

GB £490.00

US $661.50


Hall caine’s three-deckers are all in our experience scarce — especially in acceptable condition. His third novel, and the first to be set in the Isle of Man. Sadleir, 484, describing the cloth as ‘sand grain’: but his was from a different binding batch, with advertisements dated July 1887, and a presentation inscription from the publishers dated November, which may well have been the date of issue; Wolff, 1035, not mentioning the catalogue.
Ref: CRT117757



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CALABRELLA (The Baroness de). Evenings At Haddon Hall. Edited by The Baroness de Calabrella. With Illustrations, From Designs by George Cattermole. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1846. Roy.8vo; binder’s blank at front and back; steel-engraved frontispiece and twenty-three plates with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+453+[1 (blank)]+[ii]; cream morocco cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked gilt on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder’s ticket of Westley’s & Clark on back pastedown. Very light marking of covers; early ownership inscription on title-page; list of Illustrations reinserted, frayed and slightly trimmed; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £130.00

US $175.50


The volume was intended to showcase twenty-four fine engravings of pictures by George Cattermole, while “the letterpress is contributed by various competant writers under the editorial superintendence of the Baroness de Calabrella". Sadleir, 490; Wolff, 7759. The frontispiece is given in the list of Illustrations in this copy as to face p.155.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CAMERON (Mrs. Lovett). A tragic blunder. A Novel. By Mrs. Lovett Cameron, Author of “In a Grass Country,” A Daughter’s Heart,” “A Sister’s Sin,” “Jack’s Secret,” &c., &c. In one volume. London: F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1894. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+320; scarlet buckram blocked with publisher’s monogram black on back cover, ruled black, embossed blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine, ruled, lettered, and blocked with author’s monogram, black, embossed blind on blind-pressed panels, on front cover. Silver fish damage to cloth of spine, and some damp-spotting, barely affecting the gilt; one gathering slightly proud; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £50.00

US $67.50


The two-volume edition bore the same date but was actually issued late in 1893. This is the first one-volume edition. A yellowback edition was published in 1896. Apparently a very scarce title, nonetheless: COPAC records one holding only of the two-decker (at Cambridge), and no copies at all of this edition or the yellowback.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CAMPBELL (Jane C.). The Money-maker, And Other tales. New York: J.C. Derby, 8 Park Place. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co.; Cincinnati: H.W. Derby, 1854. Lge.12mo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end; vertically ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; buff end-papers. Cloth chipped a little at head and tail bands; scattered foxing and light dusting; a very good copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Wright, 454.
Ref: CRT100758



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.


From the library of M.P. Shiel / John Gawsworth, with the Realm of Redonda bookplate.


CAPES (Bernard). Adventures Of the Comte de la Muette During the Reign of Terror. By Bernard Capes, Author of ‘The Mill of Silence,’ ‘The Lake of Wine,’ etc. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1898. All Rights reserved[.] Title printed in black and red; first leaf of last gathering a single inset; pp.[viii]+301+[i (printer’s imprint)]; publisher’s inserted 32pp. Catalogue, at end, dated ‘5/98’; bottle green coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered bottle green through gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated deep olive. Darker mottling to back cover and slight foxing to prelims. and uncut edges; bookplates on front end-papers (v. note) and one or two light pencil marks in text (mostly ticks); owners’ signatures at head of title-page and back of front end-paper; some light foxing, more or less confined to first few leaves, and a couple of leaves roughly opened; in effect a very nice, crisp, copy nonetheless.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


From the library of M.P. Shiel / John Gawsworth, with the Realm of Redonda bookplate on the front pastedown. The pencil marks are probably Shiel’s. The free end-paper bears the subsequent bookplate of Alex Bridge, whose signature appears also on its verso. A minor issue variant, some otherwise similar copies having a final blank before the catalogue. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CARR (Mrs. Comyns [Alice Vansittart, née Strettel]). La Fortunina. By Mrs. Comyns Carr, Author of “North Italian Folk,” “A Story of Autumn,” “Lucrezia,” etc. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1884. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols. in one, as issued, Globe 8vo; each volume with half-title; final blank in volumes one and two, none called for in volume three; pp.[iv]+253+[iii]; [iv]+250+[ii]; [iv]+256; dark red smooth cloth, blocked black on front cover, blind (with a different pattern) on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked, and lettered, with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in light green. Some bubbling to cloth of sides, and slight rubbing to gilt blocking on spine; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice copy. Scarce.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


Not in Sadleir or Wolff; COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, and Cambridge copies only of this title.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CARR (Francis). Lois Leggatt. A memoir. Griffith & Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, West Corner St Paul’s Churchyard, N.D. [1881]. Diagonally fine ribbed marina blue cloth blocked black, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Good copy only.

GB £12.00

US $16.20



Ref: CRT100776



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CARRINGTON (Edith). A Story of Wings. London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co, Paternoster Square, 1895. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title, and other illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates and unbacked, but included in the pagination; 4pp. series advertisements at end, on text-paper and probably printed conjugate with the prelims., completing the full sheet; pp.[xii]+200+4; marina green buckram blocked flesh-pink, very dark brown, [?]and black, lettered very dark brown, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight foxing of edges, but a nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


A juvenile by an early campaigner for animal rights and an honorary vice-president of The Dicky Bird Society. The front paste-down bears an 1898 R.S.P.C.A. prize label. Issued as the second volume in the “Band of Mercy Prize Series", the first volume of which ‘A Narrow, Narrow World’ appeared in April, 1894, the present volume being scheduled for “about six months” later (publisher’s advertisement). According to the English Catalogue of Books, it did not appear until May, 1895, and the remaining four volumes here listed as ‘forthcoming’ never appeared at all. We have queried the existence of the black blocking in our description above because it is laid on over the brown to which it approaches so closely in colour as to be almost invisible. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CARROLL (Lewis). [i.e., Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. A tangled tale. With six illustrations By Arthur B. Frost. Macmillan and Co., 1885. Globe 8vo; frontispiece, with tissue guard, and other illustrations on text-paper; inserted advertisement leaf at end; crimson buckram, ruled and blocked gilt on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated black. Gilt rather rubbed on spine; front end-papers slightly marked at foot; tissue embrowned and a trifle foxed, with slight off-setting; advertisement leaf foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


One thousand copies were printed. Williams & Madan, 144.
Ref: CRT100780



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CHAMIER (Capt. Frederic, R.N.). The Unfortunate man. By Capt. Frederic Chamier, R.N. Author of “The Life of a Sailor.” In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. (Successor to Henry Colburn.), 1835. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles present in volumes one and three, lacking in volume two; pp.[iv]+320; [iii — iv]+304; [iv]+320; contemporary half natural calf, ruled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands ruled gilt at edges of bands, red lettering- black numbering- piece, purple fine diaper cloth sides, marbled edges, light drab faced end-papers. Calf of spine and corners rubbed and a little chipped, and one lettering-piece lacking; most joints cracked, but covers holding on the cords and end-papers; very light uniform embrowning to text, but otherwise internally a fine copy, readable as it stands though it would benefit from being re-backed. A scarce title.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


The confessions of a ruined gambler. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1163, listing a copy without half-titles. The drop-heads and running titles read, as Wolff notes, ‘The Most Unfortunate Man in the World’.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CHAPPELL (Jennie). Aubert: Or, One tiny link. By Jennie Chappell, Author of For [sic] Honour’s Sake,’ ‘Her Saddest Blessing,’ etc. Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, 1890. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, all by A.R. Hind; pp.256; publisher’s inserted Catalogue, 16pp., at end, dated 1891; bevelled emerald green buckram, ruled black, blocked scarlet and black, blocked chromatically leaf green and yellow, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; pale green end-papers printed with a pattern of passion-flowers light green. Back cover very slightly mottled; backs of end-papers foxed with off-setting onto half-title and final advertisement leaf; a handful of leaves elsewhere with two or three unobtrusive fox-spots; otherwise, and in general effect, a very fine, crisp, copy of a striking book.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Issued as a volume in ‘Nimmo’s New Half-Crown Series of Stories by Popular Authors’. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.90, 150, 178, 208, and 225, and are here so bound in. Those to pp.178 and 208 have the marked page numbers crossed through in pencil, and the numbers 183 and 213 substituted, as the pages to which the illustrations actually refer. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT117829



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[CHARLES (Mrs. Rundle).]. Diary Of Mrs. Kitty Trevylyan: A story of the times of Whitefield And the Wesleys. By the Author of “Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family,” &c. &c. London: T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row; And Edinburgh; Philadelphia: Lippincott and Co., 1866 [i.e., 1865]. Pp.304; bevelled sea-green sand grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering, blind, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered sea-green through gilt, and with ruled frame with scalloped corners, blind, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered sea-green through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Faint, neat, inscription dated ‘December 23 1865’ on half-title page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £85.00

US $114.75


The third title in the ‘Schönberg-Cotta’ series of novels. An advertisement on the verso of the half-title lists the first two. Reprints are common. This first edition is rather scarce. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; CBEL, III, p.283 omits this title; Mary Davidson’s bibliographical check-list in ‘Our Seven Homes’ gives the date of first publication as 1864 — but that is the date at which it began serial publication in ‘The Family Treasury’. It was issued as a volume late in 1865, and, as the welcome inscription in the present copy demonstrates, dated ahead.
Ref: CRT100790



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[CHARLES (Mrs. Rundle).]. The victory Of The vanquished: A Tale of the First Century. By the author of “Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family,” etc. London: T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row; Edinburgh; and New York, 1871 [i.e., 1870]. Series advertisement leaf follows half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.458+vi; bevelled sea-green sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, sea-green through gilt, and green-outlined gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dark red-chocolate. Some scattered foxing passim; otherwise in general a nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


The twelfth title in the ‘Schönberg-Cotta’ series of novels. The correct first printing, the series advertisements listing this title as the last available, together with the words ‘Just out.’ As with other titles in the series it was dated ahead. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; CBEL, III, p.283.
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CHARLESWORTH (Maria Louisa). Ministering children, A sequel. Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, Fleet Street. London, 1867 [i.e., October, 1866]. Sm.cr.8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece by C.H. Jeens after J.D. Watson and vignette title-page follow half-title; letterpress title-page not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi (including vignette title)+450+[ii]; light blue bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. burnished dark green; end-papers faced dark green. Slight rubbing to one corner; insription on half-title; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


"Ministering Children” was first published in 1854. The present work was first published late in 1866, but dated ahead as was the custom of the time. CBEL, III, p.567, giving the date of publication as 1867. The author’s Preface is dated October 1866.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CHARLETON (R.J.). The picture Of the king, A tale of old Newcastle. London: Gay & Bird; Newcastle-on-Tyne: Mawson, Swan, & Morgan, [24, 26, 28, 30, & 32, Grey St., 7, 9, & 11, Grainger Street West, and Barras Bridge,] 1896. Title-page printed in red and black; blank follows Contents leaf; integral blank followed by Mawson, Swan, & Morgan Catalogue, pp.xvi (starting with a blank), on text-paper, at end; pp.[viii]+422+[ii]; vertically ribbed greyish dark green cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with humming-bird and vegetation pattern in yellow-green. A fine copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


A novel dealing with the sojourn of Charles I. in Newcastle, when he was held prisoner by the Scots, and generally with the North country life of that period. Printed in Newcastle. The Catalogue describes this title as In Preparation.
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CHERBULIEZ (Victor). The tutor’s secret. Translated fron ‘Le secret du précepteur’ By Paul Derecheff. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1893 (All rights reserved). Blank before half-title; pp.[4]+iv+343+[i (blank)]; light-brown-flecked whitish-brown buckram, ruled and lettered black, blocked black and scarlet, on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with an oak-sprig design in pale brown. Publisher’s label on front cover (v. note); otherwise an extremely fine, unopened copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


The publisher’s File Copy, so designated by the label. The first edition in English. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT100798



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CHERBULIEZ (Victor (de l’académie Française).). With fortune Made. Translated by M.E. Simkins. London 1896 [i.e., December 1895], Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Sm.cr.8vo; text-paper advertisement leaf at end, almost certainly printed conjugate with prelims.; pp.[vi]+384+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed iron grey cloth, blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. Spine slightly darkened; end-papers embrowned; a little scattered foxing; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT100799



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[CLAY (Bertha M.)., i.e., Mrs. C.M. Braeme, nee Law]. The family story-teller. Which loved him best? By the author of ‘Dora [sic] Thorne,” “Lord Lynne’s Choice,” “The Love that Lives,” &c. London: William Stevens, 421, Strand, N.D. [1879]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.219+[i (printer’s imprint)]+4pp. publisher’s advertisements on tinted smaller paper (v. note) tipped-in before two integral leaves at end bearing commercial advertisements (for ‘TE-NEX-INE’, ‘Prouty’s Peerless Pressure Pump Prospectus’, ‘"Eureka” Wringer’, and ‘Pyretic Saline’) the second serving as paste-down; diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, black, and green through black, on front cover, ruled black, up-lettered gilt, on spine; front end-papers printed with commercial advertisements (‘"Duchess” Corset’, ‘Blair’s Gout Pills’, ‘Matthews’s Prepared Fuller’s Earth’, ‘Dr. J. Collis Browne’s Chlorodyne’, ‘Kingbury’s Wool Bazaar’, ‘Sturm’s Magic Drawing Apparatus’); issued without true back end-papers. Some light foxing, but a nice copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


Issued as volume 9 in ‘The Family Story Teller’ series, and bound in (the earliest) series style. Reprints used to be fairly common, though they seem to have disappeared in recent years. That the present copy, however, is of the correct first printing, is testified by the tipped-in publisher’s advertisements, which list this as the latest title issued. It is the only example we have seen of the true first. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. ‘Bertha M. Clay’ is perhaps best remembered today for another novel, ‘Beyond Pardon’.

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CLAYTON (Cecil). Effie’s game: How she lost and how she won. In two volumes. Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill & 12 Paternoster Row, 1873. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; publisher’s inserted 36pp Catalogue (front and back wrapper, plus 32 numbered pages), dated 1873, at end of volume two; diagonally fine ribbed light brick red cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher’s monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, lettered black and light brick red through black on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black, the front end-papers printed with publisher’s advertisements on verso. Cloth splitting a little towards head of joints; end-papers a little cracking; ugly commentary on the novel in ink on every available blank space, including many margins: therefore a reading copy only.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1253.
Ref: CRT100817



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

COCKTON (H[enry].)]. Stanley Thorn, By H. Cockton. Illustrated By George Cruikshank, John Leech And Alfred Crowquill. Extracted from Bentley’s Miscellany, 1840 — 1842. Pages extracted from Bentley’s Miscellany, with the addition of a specially printed title-leaf: being Vol.VII, pp.59-79, 203-218, 309-329, 422-440, 526-540, 634-646, Vol.VIII, pp.87-104, 205-216, 306-320, 408-420, 513-528, 628-639, Vol.IX, pp.97-112, 209-224, 423-40, 531-542, Vol.X, 201-216, Vol.XI, pp.103-110, 223-227; thirteen engraved plates, variously by George Cruikshank, Alfred Crowquill, and John Leech; later half-blue sheep, spine with five raised bands, tooled and lettered gilt, light blue linen-patterned cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Sheep a little rubbed over joints; some plates foxed or with embrowning, and three with some damp-staining; otherwise very nice.

GB £160.00

US $216.00


Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of Cockton’s writings, though he notes that he has missed it twice. Wolff had not seen a copy, and is in error in implying that all the plates are by Cruikshank: those to Vol.VII, pp.64, 203, and 326 are by Cruikshank, those to pp.428, 644, Vol.VIII, pp.88, 312, and 416 are by Crowquill, and those to Vol.VIII, pp. 513, and 636, Vol.IX, pp.99, 211, and 440 are by Leech.
Ref: CRT100831



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COCKTON (Henry). Sylvester Sound The Somnambulist. London: W.M. Clark, 17, Warwick-lane, Paternoster-row, 1844. Demy 8vo; binder’s blank at front and back; half-title not called for; frontispiece portrait of Cockton by J. Welton after J.W. Childe with tissue guard, and non-conjugate engraved title-page by Onwhyn, precede letterpress title-page; forty-three spirited plates by Onwhyn; pp.xvi+367+[i (blank)]; contemporary half green calf, oil-marbled boards, calf tooled blind on sides and spine, spine ruled and tooled gilt, and with black lettering-piece; sprinkled edges; end-papers faced pale brown. Some fingering, foxing, and embrowning of plates, mostly marginal, and a little scattered light marginal dusting and marking in text; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


CBEL, III, p.479; not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1299, recording a copy bound up from the twelve original 32pp. parts in eleven, as here (the last part containing the prelims.), but in a publisher’s case, and with 4pp. inserted advertisements for J. Gilbert’s publications at the end. Though bound up from the parts and exhibiting stab-holes, the signatures do not have the additional parts numbering present in the later and undated issues of twenty-four weekly numbers in twenty-three, whilst the sheets bulk 28mm when compressed as against the 24mm of the later issue and the width of the type area on each page measures c.98-99mm as against the 95-97mm of the only copy we have checked in numbers — the latter being thereby seen to have been printed from stereo plates, the former from type. Together with ‘Valentine Vox’, Cockton’s best-known book, and one of the most reprinted novels of the nineteenth century. Reprints are common: this first printing is rare.
Ref: CRT100834



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COCKTON (Henry). George St. Julian, The prince. By Henry Cockton, Author of “Valentine Vox.” London: George Routledge, 36, Soho-square, 1847. Demy 8vo; half-title apparently not called for; frontispiece (listed for p.212) and twenty-three etched plates by Onwhyn; pp.xvi [marked [iii] — xvi+[ii (‘Arrangement of the Plates’)]]+270; contemporary half polished calf, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt on bands and a head- and tail- of spine, brown lettering-piece, panels elaborately tooled blind, leather on sides tooled blind, marbled boards and edges; end-papers faced rich brown. Insignificant rubbing to calf, sides more rubbed; a very little fingering and marking in text, and some foxing and dusting to plates, mostly marginal; otherwise a nice copy in a pretty period binding, the front paste-down bearing the bookplate of Apsley House.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


The plate to p.212 has been bound in instead of the portrait; the plate to p.209 has never been included. Originally published nine 32pp. parts in eight by Grattan and Gilbert in 1841, with the same plates, and reprinted by Routledge in 1844 under a title extended by the addition by the words “of Swindlers” after “the Prince", the present being their first printing under the original title. An uncommon volume in any form, this edition being represented in COPAC only by the Chetham’s Library and Leeds University copies.

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COLERIDGE (Christabel R.). Minstrel Dick: A tale of the XIVth. Cent. By Christabel R. Coleridge. Author of “An English Squire,” “A Pair of Old Shoes,” Etc. London: Gardner, Darton & Co., 3 Paternoster Buildings, 1896. Wood engraved frontispiece with conjugate decorated title-page, two plates, and headpieces to the chapters, by Charles Robinson; 10pp. advertisements at end on text-paper (almost certainly printed conjugate with the three non-plate-paper leaves of the prelims., and therefore integral); pp.viii (including title-leaf, but not the frontispiece)+288+[x]; natural coarse linen, blocked with publisher’s monogram light brown on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt and light brown on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, blocked light brown, on spine. A fine copy.

GB £130.00

US $175.50


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The cover design is by Charles Robinson. There is no list of plates, but they are intended to face pp.[10] and [257], and are here so bound in. Unusually, this volume bears the publisher’s device and date on the verso both of the half-title and the title leaves.
Ref: CRT100842



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COLERIDGE (Christabel R.). The main chance. London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1899. All rights reserved. Pp.[iv]+348; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end; light- and pale- brown linen-effect cloth, blocked with an art-nouveau design and lettered dark brown on front cover, lettered dark brown on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Covers slightly dust-marked; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

GB £240.00

US $324.00


Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title in the author’s hand “C.M. Yonge / with C.R.C’s best love.” Christabel Coleridge was closely associated with Charlotte M. Yonge for many years, in particular in relation to ‘The Monthly Packet’, the editorship of which she took over from her in 1891. The front end-paper bears the later pencilled signature ‘H.E. Yonge’.
Ref: CRT118255



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With envelope and correction


COLLINS (Wilkie). No Name. By Wilkie Collins, Author of “The Woman in White,” “The Dead Secret,” Etc., etc., etc. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, 1862. (The Right of Translation is Reserved; and the Privilege of Dramatic Adaptation Has been Secured by the Author.) 3 Vols.; half-title not called for in volume three, present in volume one, but volume two lacks both the half-title and title (v. note); orange-scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered orange-scarlet through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Slight general wear to covers, and back cover of volume three somewhat rubbed; half-title, title, and back free end-paper lacking in volume two, and most other end-papers cracked at hinge; a little light dusting or marking passim.

GB £1,100.00

US $1,485.00


Probably a made-up set. Loosely laid in to volume two is a cutting from the front of a white cartridge-paper envelope bearing half of two penny red stamps, the date frank ‘JY 30 / 60’ and addressed in Collins’ hand: “Sampson Low Esqr / 47. Ludgate Hill / E.C.” and at the foot the author’s signature. P.120, l.26, of the same volume bears the correction of a literal (‘were’ for ‘werb’) apparently in Collins’ hand. It may possibly have been used as a setting copy for the Sampson Low one-volume edition of 1864, which would explain the absence of the title-page and its conjugate half-title. The 1864 edition had no half-title and, of course, a different title-page. It was also the first printing to have the erratum corrected. The earliest of the several bindings in which this book appears. Parrish, p.45; Sadleir, 601, and Excursions, p.141, stating in the latter “Although this book is dated 1862, it was not actually published until January, 1863".

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COLLINS (Wilkie). Armadale. With twenty illustrations by George H. Thomas. In two volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1866. (The Rights of Translation and of Dramatic Adaptation are Reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with frontispiece; eight other plates in volume one, ten in volume two; pp.[viii]+304; [iv]+372; recent brown half-sheep over Victorian oil-marbled boards, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered (with title only) and numbered, gilt, on spine. Marbled boards very slightly rubbed; small faint stain on Contents leaf and first three leaves of text in volume one, and a little light foxing to title-leaf and final leaf of text in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy a scarce book.

GB £820.00

US $1,107.00


Sadleir 588. Number three on Sadleir’s list of comparative scarcities.

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Ref: CRT100850



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COLLINS (Wilkie). [Cover title:] The Graphic, December 25, 1871. The Graphic Christmas Number. Price one shilling. London: Office, 190, Strand. [Title-page:] The Graphic Christmas Number Regd. at Grneral Post Office as a Newspaper) December 25, 1871 (Price One Shilling [Large wood-engraved illustration by S[amuel] L[uke]. Fildes] Miss or Mrs.? By Wilkie Collins “Whipping up the skirt of her dress on her knees, she bent forward over it, and set herself industriously to repair the torn trimming.” — Second Scene. Roy folio format, 28pp., printed in triple column, sewn as a single gathering into contemporary limp violet bead-grain cloth, ruled gilt on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, oil-marbled end-papers with violet smooth-cloth strip at spine; paper covers printed outside with large vignette and lettering in grey and black, inside in black, the back and inside covers bearing trade and commercial advertisements; large vignette to title-page, and ten full-page illustrations by S.L. Fildes (3) and H.W. (2 plus title-page) illustrating ‘Miss or Mrs.?’and others by Gordon Thomson, P.P., D.M (H.H. Harral, sc.), M.E.F. (H.H. Harral, sc.), and one not signed illustrating Christmas themes; one filler leaf of prose and verse backing the last Christmas illustration, and 3pp. commercial and trade advertisements, at end. A virtually fine copy. Very scarce.

GB £250.00

US $337.50


The first printing of this story, the first separate edition, and the first illustrated edition. It was not reprinted until 1873, when it appeared, with at least some revisions, as the title-story of a collection. The illustrations have, apparently, never been reprinted. Wolff, 1366a, giving the sub-title on the drop-head erroneously as “A Christmas Story in Three Scenes” instead of “in Twelve Scenes” as here. He gives few details of his copy, but it had gilt edges, which suggests that it was disbound from a volume. The binding here is certainly contemporary and uses the same cloth as was used for the first edition of ‘The Woman in White’. It has the air of being a publisher’s cloth, but this cannot be affirmed. Either the pages were sewn using the same holes as in the original, however, or it was one of a few copies put up in cloth either for collectors or for the use of one of the great houses that subscribed. The ‘filler’ page, put in for lack of more advertisements, includes a poem “A March Past By a Bachelor cousin” written by Arthur Locker.

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CONNOR (Marie). Husband and wife. A novel. In three volumes. London: F.V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1888. 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; final blank in volume one; pp.[viii]+234+[ii]; [viii]+228; [viii]+239+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked with publisher’s monogram black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in lime green. End-papers foxed with offsetting onto facing leaf; front cover of volume three slightly scraped, affecting one letter of author’s name, and with small, unobtrusive, consequent restoration to cloth over front joint; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy. Scarce.

GB £540.00

US $729.00


A novel that starts off badly, but rapidly becomes interesting. The plot involves both blindness and atheism. Most of volume three is set among the coalminers and ironworkers of Glamorganshire. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Marie Connor was the mother of Clare Leighton, who published a biography of her in 1948.
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[COOPER (J. Fenimore).]. The Pilot; A Tale of the sea. By the author of «The Spy,» «Pioneers,» Etc. etc. etc. In three volumes. Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani, At the English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish Library, 18 rue vivienne, 1825. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title in each volume; final blank in volume three; pp.[xii]+256; [iv (unpaged)]+325+[i (blank)]; [iv (unpaged)]+293+[iii]; later pale blue-green boards, skiver lettering-pieces ruled and lettered gilt. Covers a little marked and dusty; front end-papers of volume three foxed, with slight offsetting onto half-title; otherwise nice.

GB £120.00

US $162.00


Apparently the first European edition, published two years after the American and one year after the English first. Blanck does not note a Paris edition of this title, which must have been one of the first of Cooper’s novels to be published there. From this time onwards, Cooper’s novels were regularly issued in Paris, and several of them made their world first appearance there.
Ref: CRT120698



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CORELLI (Marie). The Mighty atom. London, Hutchinson and Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1896. 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.340+[12]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, elaborately blocked and lettered, and with small gilt ruled box, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. A couple of light fox-spots on prelims and edges of advertisements; inscription dated 1896 on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


Sadleir, 623; Wolff, 1473. The probable second issue, a few early copies having been produced with end-papers coated brown, though this fact is not recorded by either Sadleir or Wolff. According to the advertisements, 20,000 copies of this first edition were printed.
Ref: CRT100881



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[CORNISH (Miss).]. Northwode Priory. By The author of “Everley.” Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1857. 2 Vols.; sm.f’cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; advertisement leaf lacking at the end of volume two; old half calf, cloth sides. One spine lacking; calf cracked at joints; moderate dusting throughout, heavier on a few leaves; a very good working copy.

GB £14.00

US $18.90


Not in Sadleir or Summers; Wolff, 1494.
Ref: CRT100892



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[CORP (Harriet).]. A sequel To the Antidote To the Miseries of human life, Containing A further account Of Mrs. Placid and her daughter Rachel. By the Author of the Antidote. London: Printed for Williams and Smith, Stationers’-court, 1809. 12mo in half-sheets; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+175+[i (blank)]+[iv (last page blank)]; original quarter white paper covered boards, grey board sides; spine label; a.e. uncut. Boards a little foxed and dusty; paper of spine chipped a little at head and tail; label rubbed; external joints cracked; some scattered light foxing; a very good copy, nonetheless in the original state.

GB £160.00

US $216.00


In our experience, a good deal scarcer than the 1807 work to which it forms a sequel. Block, p.46; Wolff, 1497, listing a copy lacking the half-title and integral advertisements; not in Sadleir. A second comic response to James Beresford’s comic novel The Miseries of Human Life; or, The Groans of Timiothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, 2 vols., 1806-7, and More Miseries of Sir Fretful Murmur, 1807. The advertisements in the present copy list two fictional works by Harriet Corp not included in Block: Conversations on Moral and Religious Subjects; interspersed with Narrative, and Talents Improved; or, the Philanthropist.
Ref: CRT100895



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[CORP (Harriet).]. A sequel To the Antidote To the Miseries of human life, Containing A further account Of Mrs. Placid and her daughter Rachel. By the Author of the Antidote. London: Printed for Williams and Smith, Stationers’-court, 1809. 12mo in half-sheets; bound up without the half-title or the 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iii] -viii+175+[i (blank)]; early half-calf, tooled blind, ruled gilt, on spine, marbled boards; letting-piece. Front board deteched, and calf generally a little rubbed; light but extensive foxing throughout; a very good copy, nonetheless.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


In our experience, a good deal scarcer than the 1807 work to which it forms a sequel. Block, p.46; Wolff, 1497, listing a copy like this lacking the half-title and integral advertisements; not in Sadleir. A second comic response to James Beresford’s comic novel The Miseries of Human Life; or, The Groans of Timiothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, 2 vols., 1806-7, and More Miseries of Sir Fretful Murmur, 1807. The advertisements in the present copy list two fictional works by Harriet Corp not included in Block: Conversations on Moral and Religious Subjects; interspersed with Narrative, and Talents Improved; or, the Philanthropist.
Ref: CRT118550



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

COTTON (Frederick). Hark forrard! By Frederick Cotton, Author of ‘Meynell Hunt’ ‘Forty Minutes’ ‘Derbyshire Hunt’, ‘Our Golden Banner ‘Gone Away’ ‘’Ware Wire’, Etc. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ld., 1891. F’cap 8vo; integral facsimile of author’s holograph follows title-page; Contents leaf a single inset; pp.[x (including facsimile)]+212; half diagonally fine-ribbed hunting-pink cloth, cut diagonally on sides with diagonally fine-ribber cream cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced yellow. Slight marking of covers, and free end-papers lacking; one or two small marks on margins; in general, nonetheless, a nice copy of a scarce sporting novel.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Hunting, shooting, and horse-racing: knowledgeably written. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT100897



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

COWAN (Andrew Reid). The History of a kiss As Told to And Reported by Andrew Reid Cowan. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1899. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+252; green art-linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT100898



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAIB (Alexander, F.S.A.). Malcolm Ross. A Romance. By Alexander Craib, F.S.A., Author of ‘America and the Americans,’ etc. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1900. Final blank; pp.[iv]+305+[iii]; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


Presentation copy with the author’s signed holograph inscription, dated ‘April 1900’ on a prize label (‘Scottish Reformation Society’) on the front paste-down. Among other things, a temperance novel: and set largely in Scotland. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. In this copy the following errata have been noted: p.257, l.4, ‘f’ lacking at start of line, penultimate line, ‘w’ of ‘Ironshaw’ lacking.
Ref: CRT100901



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAIK (Georgiana M.). Diana By Georgiana M. Craik (Mrs [sic] A.W. May). In three volumes. London, Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1889. All rights reserved. 3 Vols; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[iv]+303+[i (blank)]; [iv]+274+[ii]; [iv]+287+[i]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed deep crimson cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with oak-twig-and-acorn pattern in light brown. Restorations to cloth at some joints and to chipped areas on spines, necessarily obtrusive; end-papers of volume one early renewed with plain paper; some light dusting and marking internally, but text in general nice. A very good reading copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1530, describing the cloth colour as ‘maroon’, which suggests that the cloth of his copy may have been dusty.
Ref: CRT100903



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CRANE (Stephen). Active Service. William Heinemann, 1899. Pp.[iv]+316; publisher’s 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; buff glazed art canvas, blocked terra-cotta on sides, lettered black and terra-cotta on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher’s device black and terra-cotta on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Generally nice copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


First English edition, published about three weeks after the American edition, from which it appears to differ entirely in setting. Blanck, 4084 refers. The cover design is by William Nicholson.
Ref: CRT100913



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). An American politician. A Novel. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1884 (All rights reserved.) 2 Vols., Globe 8vo; half-title present in each volume, dedication leaf follows title in volume one; pp.[vi]+240; [iv]+219+[i (printer’s imprint)]; contemporary half-roan, oil-marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Front board almost detached in volume one, and some wear to leather over all joints; otherwise a fine copy of a difficult title.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


Issued originally in diagonally fine ribbed olive brown cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered with short rules gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Sadleir, 636; Wolff, 1549; Blanck, 4137 Note, refers but gives no details: apparently issued on November 8th 1884, simultaneously with the American edition, which was, however, dated 1885. The American edition was in one volume.
Ref: CRT100916



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Zoroaster. London, Macmillan and Co., 1886. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+269+[i (blank)]+[ii]; deep sea-green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Small restoration to cloth at head of back joint; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


The first one-volume edition, English issue, of a book published originally in two volumes in England at the end of May 1885. The first American edition, also printed in England, used the same setting of text as the present issue and was apparently printed at the same time. Blanck, 4139, state B. Blanck describes only the binding of the American issue, and seems not to have examined the English issue, which is different. It was published in December 1885, the title-page being dated ahead in accordance with the usual English custom of the time: the verso of the title, however, bears the date 1885, the book having been printed (along with the two volume edition) in May.
Ref: CRT100918



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). A cigarette-maker’s Romance. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1890. Sadleir’s Standard Binding One. Spines slightly darkened, and one leaf badly opened, but generally a nice copy.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


Sadleir 639; Blanck 4163. Precedes both the first American edition, and the English issue of the same date in dark blue cloth.
Ref: CRT100920



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Love in idleness: A Bar Harbour Tale. Macmillan and Co., 1894. F’cap 8vo; woodcut head and tail pieces; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+[158]+[ii]; limp mottled light marina blue linen wrappers, cut flush, blocked and lettered copper on front cover, lettered copper up spine; a.e. uncut. Copper a little dull, and end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Uncommon.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; Blanck, 4186. First published edition, preceded by a small American copyright edition, and published about a month before the regular American edition. Issued as a volume in a uniform series, not here named, but listed elsewhere in advertisements as ‘Macmillan’s Pocket Novels’.
Ref: CRT100924



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Love in idleness: A Bar Harbour Tale. Macmillan and Co., 1894. F’cap 8vo; woodcut head and tail pieces; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+[158]+[ii]; limp mottled light marina blue linen wrappers, cut flush, blocked and lettered copper on front cover, lettered copper up spine; a.e. uncut. Copper a little dull, and spine faded; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.

GB £17.00

US $22.95


This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; Blanck, 4186. First published edition, preceded by a small American copyright edition, and published about a month before the regular American edition. Issued as a volume in a uniform series, not here named, but listed elsewhere in advertisements as ‘Macmillan’s Pocket Novels’.
Ref: CRT100925



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Katharine Lauderdale. In three volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1894. All rights reserved. 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.(iv)+280; (iv)+280; (iv)+277+[i (blank)]+[ii]; dark blue fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher’s device gilt on spine. Library labels removed from front covers, leaving faint signs; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


Sadleir 642, giving an evidently erroneous collation; Wolff, 1561; Blanck, 4180, note: issued simultaneously with the American edition, which was in two volumes.
Ref: CRT100926



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CRAWFORD (F. Marion). The Ralstons. Macmillan and Co., 1895. 2 Vols.; Sadleir’s Standard Binding Three. Some wear to extreme head and tail of spines; lacking half-title in volume one, and front end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Sadleir 648; Blanck 4188 refers. Published simultaneously with the American edition.
Ref: CRT100927



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CROCKETT (S.R.). The Stickit minister And some common men. By S.R. Crockett. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square / Glasgow, W. Pollock Wylie, Christian Leader Office, 1893. Pp.[iv]+283+[i (printer’s imprint)]; vertically fine-ribbed leaf-green cloth, lettered gilt (title and author only) on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed; good quality laid-paper end-papers. Nice copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50


The author’s first book, and a much reprinted title. This first printing and first issue, bearing the joint imprint of Unwin and Wylie on the title-page, and no publisher’s imprint on the spine is distinctly scarce.
Ref: CRT100932



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CROCKETT (S.R.). Sweetheart travellers. A child’s book for children, for women, And for men. Illustrated by Gordon Browne And W.H.C. Groome. London, Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co., 3 Paternoster Buildings, 1895. Sq.8vo; frontispiece, with tissue guard, and other illustrations, all on text paper; title-page vignette in black only; inserted text-paper blank followed by 26pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+310+[blank]+26; dark grey-green buckram pictorially blocked in black and white, lettered in black, on spine and sides; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Slight general wear to covers; small scuff on front end-paper where owner’s name has been erased; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Osborne Collection, p.333; not in Wolff. An issue variant, copies also being known with the title-leaf printed in red and black, and white end-papers instead of the coated end-papers present here. Precedence undetermined.
Ref: CRT100937



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CROCKETT (S.R.). Cleg Kelly, Arab of the city. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1896. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[x (last page blank)]+442+[ii]; vertically ribbed dark olive-green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly faded and just a trifle wrinkled; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


One of two known bindings, copies also being known in cloth of a darker green colour: precedence undetermined. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT100938



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CROCKETT (S.R.). Joan of the Sword Hand. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, New York and Melbourne, 1900. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and thirteen plates, by Frank Richards; title-page printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.393+[i (printer’s imprint)]+[vi]; faintly moiré vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A little scattered very light marginal dusting or staining in text, but a very nice copy nonetheless of a difficult title.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked for pp.46, 67, 73, 91, 105, 127, 161, 179, 186, 305, 323, 351, and 379, and are tipped in to face the even numbered leaves at those openings.
Ref: CRT100947



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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

CROCKETT (S.R.). Little Anna Mark. With a frontispiece. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1900. Post 8vo; half-tone frontispiece, signed ‘Shipley’, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; 10pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Barely perceptible damp-marking of front cover, bold ownership inscription on back of frontispiece; Contents leaf very lightly foxed, with slight offsetting; light damp-marking of front end-papers; otherwise a fine copy of a difficult title.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An adventure story involving murder.
Ref: CRT100948



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