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

HARTE (Bret). The heritage Of Dedlow Marsh And other tales. In two volumes. Macmillan & Co., 1889. 2 Vols., Globe 8vo; 4pp. inserted advertisements on text paper at end of volume two; Oxford blue cloth blocked with publisher’s monogram in green on back cover, ruled green on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Recased with new end-papers; covers worn at head and tail of spine and corners; sides in volume two badly damp-mottled; library labels removed from front covers of both volumes; a near-fine copy internally.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


Sadleir 1150. According to Sadleir, the two leaves of advertisements at the end of volume two are part of the final gathering. In the present copy they definitely are not, the last two leaves of text being conjugate. If Sadleir’s collation of his copy is correct, it represents a later issue than that offered here, the two leaves of advertisements having evidently been added as an afterthought. Blanck 7514. The first English edition.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HARTE (Bret). A waif of the plains. By Bret Harte. A new edition With 60 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1895 [added by rubber stamp:] Thacker & Co. Ld. Bombay. F’cap 8vo; advertisements on verso of half-title; frontispiece and conjugate title-page cancels pasted to a stub; other illustrations in text; final leaf bearing publisher’s device on recto, blank on verso; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+238+[ii]; inserted advertisement for ‘Eno’s Fruit Salt’ with lithographic onlay printed in sepia tipped-in after final leaf of text; publisher’s 32pp. catalogue dated Dec.1894 at end; glazed yellow boards printed in red and green on front cover and spine, the back board bearing an advertisement for Pear’s Soap in black; poor quality end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Some rubbing to design on sides and slight general wear to boards at corners; half-title and final page embrowned by contact with end-papers; slight spotting to one opening; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £40.00

US $54.00


Not in fact ‘ A New Edition’ but a reissue of the sheets of the first edition which was published by Chatto & Windus in 1890 ahead of the American edition. The present copy is of the Indian issue, identical with the English one except for the presence of the rubber stamp at the tail-edge of the title-page. This issue not listed by Sadleir or Blanck; not in Wolff.

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Ref: CRT119574



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

HARTE (Bret). Colonel Starbottle’s Client And some Other People. With a frontispiece by Fred. Barnard. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1892. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 32pp. publisher’s catalogue, un-dated, at end; royal blue crushed morocco cloth blocked light brown and black, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher’s monogram black on back cover, lettered black and gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; white end-papers printed with an olive branch design in grey green. Edges foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


Blanck 7360. Precedes the American edition by about three months. Also known with a catalogue dated October 1891, though according to Blanck the book was not published until January 1892. Precedence, if any, undetermined.
Ref: CRT101512



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

HARTE (Bret). Clarence. With 8 illustrations by Jule Goodman. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1895. Integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title printed with advertisements on verso; title-page printed in light red and black; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; final leaf blank but for publisher’s device on recto; pp.[viii]+254+[ii]; publisher’s inserted 32pp. catalogue dated July, 1895, at end; light blue crushed morocco cloth, lettered black, ruled green, blocked with art nouveau design in copper and pale green on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with tendril and leaf design in dark blue. Copper oxydised to green on spine; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce book.

GB £55.00

US $74.25


Blanck, 7376: precedes the American edition by about three weeks. Copies are also known with a catalogue dated March 1895, but since the book was not published until the 5th September, this is without issue significance.
Ref: CRT118277



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

HARTLEY (John). Seets i’Lundun: A Yorkshireman’s ten days’ trip. By John Hartley, Author of “Yorksher Puddin’,” “Grimes’s Trip to America,” “Yorkshire Ditties,” “Clock Almanack.” London: W. Nicholson & Sons, Limited, 26, Paternoster Square, E.C., And Albion Works, Wakefield, N.D. [c.1876]. F’cap 8vo; head- and tail- ornaments throughout; pp.136; publisher’s inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; yellow boards, printed pictorially on front board in dark green, red, and black, back board printed with publisher’s advertisements for other books by Hartley, in black, spine downlettered in black; end-papers faced yellow and printed with publisher’s advertisements, mainly for books by Hartley, in black. Paper of spine very rubbed and chipped (but not the underlying muslin); boards a trifle dusty, and worn a trifle at corners; fine internally.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


A scarce example of a provincially printed yellowback, and an untypical example of a copyright fiction from a publisher who was to become a large-scale purveyor of cheap reprints. Leeds, Bishopsgate, and Guildhall Library copies only of this edition listed on COPAC.

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Ref: CRT119478



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

HATTON (Joseph). The valley of poppies. By Joseph Hatton, Author of ‘The Tallants of Barton,’ ‘Christopher Kenrick,’ ‘Pippins and Cheese,’ ‘With a Show in the North,’ etc. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1872. (All rights reserved.) 2 Vols. in one, as issued, post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title in volume one; pp.[viii]+259+[i (blank)]; 227+[i (blank)]; purple net-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Re-backed with the original minutely chipped backstrip laid-on, but the cloth of spine slightly wrinkled and three or four of the letters rubbed; slight wear to lower corners; front end-papers cracked; internally a nice copy.

GB £150.00

US $202.50


Presentation copy with the author’s signed holograph inscription on the title-page dated “Christmas 1874". Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3074, listing the two volume edition in grass-green fine dotted-line ribbed cloth, blocked black on sides and spine, and blocked and lettered gilt on spine. The Wolff copy bears an author’s presentation inscription dated “Christmas / 71” showing that the book was dated ahead. The two volume in one issue is also known in an otherwise similar binding of fine-ribbed cloth, the cheaper cloth suggesting it may have been from a later binding batch.

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Ref: CRT120755



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

HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). Memoir of Nathaniel Hawthorne With stories Now first published in this country. By H.A. Page. London, Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, 1872. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[301]+[i (blank)]+[ii]; scarlet fine-morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with daisy pattern in pale grey. Barely perceptible wear to head and tail of spine, and spine very slightly dulled; otherwise a fine copy. A scarce title.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


Binding variant, probably secondary: copies also being known with black instead of blind blocking and ruling on the back cover, with the lower-edges trimmed, and with end-papers coated grey-chocolate instead of being printed florally grey. Blanck, 7639, noting no variants. Includes one story never otherwise collected, and one story not collected in America until 1901; one other story appears here in a variant form from that in any other collection; first English publication of the remaining five. The Memoir occupies pp.[1]-113. ‘Page’ is a pseudonym of Alexander Hay Japp.
Ref: CRT101536



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

HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The snow-image And Other twice-told tales. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1884. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.237+[iii]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark brown. Virtually fine copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Reprint of a title first published by Bohn in 1851. Apparently the first Scottish printing. This edition not in Blanck.
Ref: CRT101537



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

[HEARN (Lafcadio).]. The crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, member of The institute. By Anatole France. The Translation by Lafcadio Hearn. London, James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, 1891. (All rights reserved). Globe 8vo; blank and series-title precede title-page printed in red and black; printer’s imprint leaf at end (blank on verso); pp.[viii]+269+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pale apple green cloth, blocked with publisher’s monogram blind on back cover, with publisher’s initials device and imprint, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; white laid paper end-papers (with horizontal chain lines). Spine a trifle darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £45.00

US $60.75


Issued as a volume in Osgood, McIlvaine’s ‘Red Letter Series’. The American edition, Blanck, 7919, was published in 1890. This English edition, not noted by Blanck, omits the introduction, and is of a different setting throughout the text, having here 267pp. as against the [2]+[x]+[281]pp. of that.
Ref: CRT101543



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

[HELPS (Sir Arthur).]. Friends in Council: A series of readings And discourse Thereon. A new series. Vol.I [II]. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1859. 2 Vols., post 8vo; half-titles not called for; leaf bearing printer’s imprint on recto, blank on verso, at end of volume one; pp.xii+274+[ii]; iv+324; brown horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated light milk chocolate. A little very light foxing to prelims. in volume one; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £160.00

US $216.00


With the Carlingford bookplate in each volume. Essay fiction and dialogue, interesting both in form and content. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. CBEL, III, p.718: the final series, of three.
Ref: CRT101548



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

[HELPS (Sir Arthur).]. Friends in Council: A series of readings And discourse Thereon. A new series. Vol.I [II]. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1859. 2 Vols., post 8vo; half-titles not called for; leaf bearing printer’s imprint on recto, blank on verso, at end of volume one; pp.xii+274+[ii]; iv+324; brown horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated light milk chocolate. Very slight wear to head and tail of spines; small label removed from front end-paper of volume leaving greasy-looking stain; inscription dated August 13th 1859 on upper margin of each front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


Essay fiction and dialogue, interesting both in form and content. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. CBEL, III, p.718: the final series, of three.
Ref: CRT101549



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

[HELPS (Sir Arthur).]. Social pressure. By the author of ‘Friends in Council’. Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, 1875. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+412+[iv]; chocolate buckram, ruled, blocked, and with publisher’s monogram device, blind, on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black; publisher’s slip advertising ‘The Huguenots in France’ by Samuel Smiles tipped in between front end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


A scarce title, published in the year of the author’s death, being a final series of ‘Friends in Council’. Neither in Sadleir nor in the extensive Wolff collection of Helps’ works.
Ref: CRT101551



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

[HEMYNG ([Samuel] Bracebridge).]. Edwin J. Brett’s Jack Harkaway’s schooldays. No.1 [-12]. Price one halfpenny. (Published Every Tuesday.) No place, no publisher, no date [Boys of England Office, 173, Fleet Street, 1871-2]. The twelve original half-penny numbers, bound together in contemporary full dark red morocco cloth, unlettered, oil-marbled end-papers; Imp.8vo, printed in double-column; wood-engraved presentation plate to part one, printed in sepia, bound in as frontispiece; seventeen full-page wood-engraved illustrations, mostly unbacked, but included in the pagination; advertisement on verso of last leaf; pp.191+[i]. Presentation plate a little marked at upper margin; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; a few short marginal tears; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £90.00

US $121.50




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Ref: CRT101555



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

HENDERSON (J. Murdoch). The Chronicles of Kartdale; Our Jeames. Edited by J. Murdoch Henderson. Glasgow, Morison Brothers, 52 Renfield Street, 1898. Half-title not called for; pp.343+[i (blank)]; bevelled rich brown art buckram, lettered with short rules, within ruled box, blocked and lettered with publisher’s thistle device, all gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers faced black. Early inscription on back of front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £35.00

US $47.25


Dialect stories. An uncommon imprint. The spine is lettered ‘Our Jeames / Chronicles of Kartdale / J. Murdoch Henderson’ in large and small capitals. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT118482



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

HENTY (G.A.). With Moore at Corunna. With twelve illustrations by Wal Paget. London, Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow and Dublin, 1898. Frontispiece and eleven plates; three plans in text; 32pp. publisher’s catalogue, undated, at end; pp.384; bevelled deep leaf-green buckram blocked pictorially in black, white, red, flesh-pink, and gilt, lettered gilt and tan, on front cover, blocked pictorially in black, white, gilt, and red, lettered gilt, on spine; olivine edges; end-papers faced light greenish grey. Small scuff to front end-paper; a little scattered foxing, mostly very slight; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £100.00

US $135.00


The cover design is by Ralph Peacock. Newbolt, 80.1.
Ref: CRT101572



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

HERBERT (Henry William). Marmaduke Wyvil; Or, The maid’s revenge. An historical romance. By Henry Wm. Herbert, Esq., Author of “Oliver Cromwell,” &c. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough-street, 1843. 3 Vols., post 8vo; half-titles not present, probably not called for; integral leaf bearing three entry Errata follows author’s Advertisement in volume one; half-page of music in volume two, set from type; pp.vi+[ii]+319+[i (blank)]; [ii]+343+[i (blank)]; [ii]+333+[i (blank)]; contemporary half polished dark plum calf, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, red lettering-piece, marbled boards, edges burnished brown. Paper covering of back board chipped in volume one, lettering-piece lacking, and small hole in back joint of same volume; faint blind-stamps on front end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

GB £140.00

US $189.00


Dedicated to the author’s father, the Dean of Manchester. A very well-written and powerful historical novel, deserving to be much better known. DNB records of Herbert that, having lost his property through the dishonesty of a trustee, he emigrated to America where he became a frequent contributor to periodicals, writing also, on sporting topics, under the name of Frank Forrester. In February 1858 he married for the second time a wife, Adela de Budlong of Providence, Long Island, the divorced wife of an actor, who three months later applied for a divorce. On 16th May Herbert, quite heartbroken, invited a party of his friends to dinner. Only one person came. Herbert shot himself through the head in the early morning of the following day. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; COPAC records only the British Library, National Library of Scotland, Oxford, and London Library copies.

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

HERVEY (Mrs. T.K.). New stories And Old Legends. With illustrations, printed in colours By Kronheim. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard, E.C.; And 596, Broadway, New York, N.D. [1868]. F’cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; pp.160; publisher’s inserted 8pp. catalogue, on thinner paper, at end; dark red sand-grain cloth, blocked black on sides, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and dark red through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered dark-red through gilt, on spine; a.e.g., lower-edges (also) mainly trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Small hole in cloth of back joint, and covers slightly stained; tissue foxed; a very little light dusting passim, but a very good copy, nonetheless, near-nice.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Issued according to the advertisements at the end as a volume in ‘Cassell’s Two Shilling Series’, this being the first of the six titles listed, with “Other Volumes in active preparation.” The correct first printing, datable from the advertisement at the end of the catalogue for ‘The World of Wonders’ just about to commence publication “In weekly numbers, price One Penny, and Monthly Parts, price Sixpence", and for ‘The Child’s Bible’, “Now publishing in Penny Weekly Numbers, and Sixpenny Monthly Parts.” There is no list of illustrations, but the plates are marked to face pp.55, 99, and 144 and are here so tipped in.
Ref: CRT101581



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

HEWLETT (Maurice). Little novels Of Italy. Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1899. Fly-titles to the stories tipped-in, and not included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+[ii]+66+[ii]+67-134+[ii]+135-218+[ii]+219-246+[ii]+247-335; light green linen blocked very dark green on front cover, lettered very dark green on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded; minute chip from upper margin of half-title; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT101585



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

HICHENS (Robert S.). An Imaginative Man. By Robert S. Hichens Author of ‘The Green Carnation’. London, William Heinemann, 1895. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; integral advertisement leaf (for the first nine titles of ‘The Pioneer Series’), followed by publisher’s inserted 32pp. undated catalogue at end, including this title, with reviews, and other titles from as late as 1902; pp.[viii]+245+[i (blank)]+[ii]; blackish green smooth cloth, lettered, gilt, on front cover and spine; all edges cut. Owner’s name on front paste-down, and slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy. In our experience a very scarce title.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


This copy, without gilt blocking on the front cover, and with no publisher’s monogram on the back cover, in smooth cloth rather than art linen, with cut instead of uncut edges (reducing its size by quarter of an inch both vertically and horizontally), and with a catalogue dating from about 1902, would appear to represent the second issue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3198, describing a copy like this, but without a catalogue, and bearing an authorial inscription dated 1907, which we hypothesise to represent the third issue. The author’s third novel.
Ref: CRT101590



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

HILL (Castle). Where the Sea Birds Cry: A Tale of Adventure by Sea and Land. London, Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1892]. Half-title not called for; initial advertisement leaf; half-tone frontispiece signed Sherie, with tissue guard; fly-title, signed ‘a’ precedes start of text; pp.[viii]+184; diagonally fine ribbed deep scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher’s monogram device black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with oak-twig pattern in brown. Slight fading of spine and small pressure dint on front cover; piece torn from fore-edge of back end-paper, and end-papers a little foxed, with offsetting; in general a nice copy.

GB £12.00

US $16.20


Juvenile.

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Ref: CRT101594



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

HILL (Hilton). Eyes that do not see. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1896. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf followed by wood-engraved frontispiece printed in sepia; blank at end; pp.336+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed greenish grey cloth, blocked black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with minute floral pattern in grey-green. A very little scattered foxing or marking, but a very nice copy nonetheless, the covers in fine state.

GB £31.00

US $41.85


Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
Ref: CRT101595



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

HOCKING (Silas K., F.R.H.S.). For light and Liberty. By Silas K. Hocking, F.R.H.S., Author of “Her Benny,” “For Abigail,” “Real Grit,” etc., etc. With Original Illustrations by Alfred Johnson. London and New York, Frederick Warne and Co., 1892 [i.e., December, 1891]. All rights reserved. Globe 8vo; binder’s blank precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+370+[vi]; leaf green buckram blocked terra-cotta and black, lettered gilt gilt on spine and front cover, black-shadowed gilt on front cover; end-papers printed with publisher’s monogram device in pale brown. End-papers foxed on backs, with light offsetting, chiefly at front onto the binder’s blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


A puzzling copy: the advertisements listing this as the latest title issued, but in “cloth gilt, and gilt edges, price 2s. 6d.” It was so issued, on thinner paper. The sheets in the present issue bulk 25mm scant as against the 19mm of copies in the other binding, a different illustration has been chosen as frontispiece, and there is one fewer plate. The design of the binding is entirely different, and unlike that of any other S.K. Hocking title we have seen. The publisher seems at this point to have been experimenting with binding styles, paper weights, etc., previous to adopting the ‘red cloth’ style used as standard from the following year. We cannot trace the present issue as having ever been advertised at all, and wonder whether it might not represent an abandoned experiment. It turned up together with books from the Warne file, but apart from a signature ‘J. R. Sands’ on the front end-paper bears no signs of provenance. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.62, 145, 243, and 349, and are here so tipped in; the frontispiece is marked for p.100. 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.

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. etc. 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 $32.40


The first title for which this ‘red cloth’ binding was adopted that was to become standard both for new titles published at 2s 6d. and for the 2s. 6d. reprints of Hocking’s fictions. 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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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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 two 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 $18.90


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 the sort story: ‘It Might Have Been’.

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

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 $24.30


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

[HOGG (James).]. Tales and sketches, By The ettrick shepherd. Including The brownie of Bodsbeck, winter evening tales, Shepherd’s calendar, &c., &c., And several pieces not before printed, With illustrative engravings, Chiefly from real scenes. By D.O. Hill, Esq., S.A. Vol.III [IV; V; VI]. Blackie & Son, Queen Street, Glasgow; South College Street, Edinburgh; And Warwick Square, London, 1840 [1837; 1837; 1837]. 4 Vols. only of 6;, 12mo in half-sheets; half-titles not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title with tissue guard before title-page in each volume; 12pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements at end of volume three; publisher’s inserted Catalogue precedes frontispiece in volume five; inserted leaf of publisher’s advertisements tipped in between front end-papers in volume six; puce fine morocco cloth elaborately embossed with design and lettering blind on sides, elaborately embossed blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on blind-pressed panel on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers of volumes three to five coated pale yellow, those to volume six deep yellow. Restorations to cloth of spine of volume three; fron end-papers of volume four strengthened at gutter with yellow tissue; plates a trifle dusty in volume three, somewhat foxed in volume six; otherwise in general a nice copy.

GB £80.00

US $108.00


Volumes III — VI only. The missing volumes contain ‘The Brownie of Bodsbeck’ and the first half of ‘The Winter Evening Tales’, which were published originally in 1818 and 1820. All the new material is here present. Most of the reprinted material in this collected edition was extensively revised, and it is chiefly remarkable for the extent to which it charts the decline of Hogg’s confidence in his later years.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HOLT (Emily Sarah). It might have been: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. London: John F. Shaw and Co., 48 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1889]. (All rights reserved.) Half-tone frontispiece by M. Irwin, with tissue guard; 8pp. inserted advertisements on thicker paper of John F. Shaw & Co.’s Publications (undated, but titles not published later than 1888), followed by publisher’s inserted 8pp. catalogue of ‘John F. Shaw & Co.’s New Stories’ (including this as the only 5/- Holt title listed without reviews); pale sky-blue buckram, blocked pictorially black, gilt, milk chocolate, half-tone black, and pale sky-blue through gilt, ruled milk-chocolate and black, lettered milk-chocolate, gilt, and pale sky-blue through gilt, on front cover, blocked pictorially black, gilt, and milk chocolate, ruled milk-chocolate and black, lettered milk-chocolate, black, and gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally pale grey. Slight marking of back cover; inscription (dated 1893) on verso of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £65.00

US $87.75


Also known in buckram of a red-chocolate colour, with iron grey blocking substituting for the half-tone black, and without the milk chocolate rules on the spine and front cover. Because on the present variant the half-tone blocking substitutes for grey (thus reducing the number of foils used), we have little hesitation in regarding the present cloth colour as secondary. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The absence of any of Emily Holt’s novels from Sadleir is not surprising, since, though extremely prolific, she did not publish in multi-volume format. Her absence from Wolff demonstrates the extreme scarcity of her books in first edition form. Along with Emma Jane Worboise, Emily Holt is a good example of a novelist very popular in her day with that stratum of readers who did not aspire to the circulating libraries, whose original editions are now very scarce, having for the most part been read to pieces by their owners. The present volume resembles, both in format and design, the Blackie juveniles, and we find Emily Holt’s books being advertised by this date more or less indifferently both as for boys and girls or as general fiction. Emily Holt’s novels were all historical, and were published under the general title: ‘Tales of English Life in the Olden Time’. They were very much reprinted, in the 80s and 90s sometimes in quite sumptuous editions, but also in the cheap editions of publisher’s such as Richard Edward King — in which form they were still very often seen some twenty-five or thirty years ago gracing the outside shelves of the poorer sort of bookshop. A demy 8vo collected edition of The Works, extravagantly bound in scarlet and extra gilt, but on very inferior paper, was published by Shaw in the early years of the twentieth century. It is now very rare. The task of identifying Holt’s first editions is complicated by the fact that they were all published by John F. Shaw, who seldom either dated any of his books, or declared their edition status. It may generally be done by the advertisements, as here. The book was published at 5/-.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HOME (Andrew). Six months In The fourth. By The author of ‘The Austin Prize,’ ‘Through Thick and Thin’, Etc. London: Gardner, Darton & Co., 3, Paternoster Buildings, 1895. Wood-engraved frontispiece and three full-page illustrations after C.U. Murray, all unbacked but integral and included in the pagination; pp.152; 32pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; glazed pictorial boards printed lithographically in colour (v. note). Back board slightly rubbed, and corners slightly worn; paper covering of spine (but not the underlying muslin) chipped slightly at head and rather more at tail, removing most of imprint; prize label on paste-down; a few very minor faults internally; a good copy, nonetheless.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


Issued, according to the advertisements, as the second volume of ‘The Chatterbox Library’, “a new series of large cr.8vo books for boys and girls... strongly bound in pictorial paper boards, 1s. Fancy cloth boards, 1s. 6d.” The first three volumes were issued simultaneously, volume 1. ‘The Sisters’ and volume 3 ‘Marcia’s Home’ being intended for girls. The covers, which were printed in Holland, are oddly constructed, a single sheet of litho-printed paper forming the front cover, the spine, and the adjacent half-inch of the back cover, the rest of the back cover being made up of a second sheet, darker in ground colour, printed with advertisements in black. The dramatic front cover illustration depicts a caning.

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HOMER (A.N.). Hernani the Jew: A story of Russian oppression. London, Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited, St. Dunstan’s House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1897. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+339+[i (printer’s imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed blackish brown cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth repaired at head and tail of spine, and spine slightly tired; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £27.00

US $36.45


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The Russian oppression of Poland in the 1860s.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[HOOK (James, Dr., Dean of Worcester).]. Percy Mallory. By the author of Pen Owen. In three volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1824. Integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes one and three; quarter light brown paper, drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Paper of spines almost invisibly restored; a few leaves foxed at beginning and end of each volume; a few scattered fox-spots elsewhere; otherwise a fine copy.

GB £250.00

US $337.50


The work was actually printed in 1823, and, despite the title-page, this might well also have been the date of publication. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3252.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins].). All rights reserved. The Prisoner of Zenda: Being the history of three months in the Life of an English gentleman. By Anthony Hope Author of “Half a Hero,” “A Change of Air,” etc. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, N.D. [1894]. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end (v. note); pp.310+[ii]; cerise smooth cloth, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, blocked with publisher’s device, lettered, and with two short rules, all gilt, on spine. Spine and edges of covers faded slightly to maroon, as almost always; inscription on front paste-down; end-papers slightly cracked; a little light dusting or fingering passim; a good copy only.

GB £28.00

US $37.80


Issued as Vol.XVIII. in ‘Arrowsmith’s 3/6 Series’. An aberrant copy made up by the publisher from left-over sheets of the first issue in which the series designation on the verso of the title-page is centred rather than being printed at the foot as in later copies, and exhibiting the third state of the binding, with ‘VOL. XVIII’ at tail of spine not followed by a full stop; but with the advertisement leaf at the end together with its conjugate (and possibly all four leaves of the final gathering) cancels dating from 1898, as is shown by the series advertisements at the end listing the series to Vol.XXXIV. instead of Vol.XVI, as in the first issue, Vol.XVII, as in the second, Vol.XVIII as in the third, or Vol.XXIV as in the fourth. The verso of this leaf also lists the ‘New Edition’ of this title ‘With illustrations by Charles Dana’ which was published in that year. Evidently the sheets were reprinted before the original sets had been exhausted, the new ones being stacked on top of the old, so that when those ran out a few of the originals were left. Arrowsmiths, being the printers as well as the publishers of the volume, then ran off a cancel quarter- or half- sheet in order to update the advertisements. This final incarnation of the original sheets, which we have to call the fifth issue, is in our experience uncommon. Hope’s key title. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3096, not mentioning issues.

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HOPE (Anthony). Comedies of Courtship. A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+346+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth blocked with publisher’s monogram device, blind, on back cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on blind pressed panel on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Lightly embrowned throughout, as usual with this title; otherwise a very nice copy.

GB £30.00

US $40.50


Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. One of the scarcer Anthony Hope titles. The book was issued in late December 1895. Nonetheless the present binding is secondary, the publisher’s having adopted the present binding style as standard early in 1896. The prelims. were printed as part of the final gathering.
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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUE, File C: Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HOPE (Ascott R.). Our Homemade stories. With illustrations. London: John Hogg, Paternoster Row, 1882, (All Rights Reserved). Sm.Globe 8vo; cancel half-title, with publisher’s Note on verso; cancel title; wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates; blank followed by two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.346+[ii]+[iv]; diagonally fine ribbed dark grey cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering, black, blocked silver, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered and embossed with lettering, black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers faced black. Gilt partly removed (presumably by a child) from lettering panel on front cover; some light scattered dust-marking to margins; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £29.00

US $39.15


The publisher’s Note on the verso of the cancel half-title explains: ‘This book was originally announced and printed under the title of “Homespun Stories"; but it having been discovered that the same title had been used for another volume, the present one is substituted at the last moment.’ To add to the confusion, the change seems to have been made after the brass for the spine had been cut, but before the cutting of that for the front cover, the spine consequently bearing the original title, and the front cover the new one. Whether the incorrect spine brass was used merely because there was no time to cut another one if the book were to be published on schedule, or whether the publisher decided not to go to the expense, we do not know. If the first were true, the present copy would evidently represent the first issued state of text, and the first state of the binding; otherwise the whole is merely the first issued state.

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HOPE (Beryl). The Shadow of a life: A Girl’s Story. In three volumes. W.H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place, 1880. 3 vols., bound in one, as issued; globe 8vo; half-titles not called for; leaf blank but for imprint on verso at end of volumes two and three; pp.[iv]+304; [iv]+346+[ii]; [iv]+342+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Neat restoration to cloth of spine; end-papers neatly reinforced at gutters with matching tissue; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £170.00

US $229.50


Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Secondary issue, three volumes in one. The spine bears the original published price of 31/6. A love story, including a trial for libel.
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HORT (Lieut.-Colonel). Penelope Wedgebone: The Supposed Heiress. Embellished with Eight coloured etchings on steel, By Alfred Ashley. J. & D.A. Darling, 126, Bishopsgate Street, N.D. [1850]. Excellently hand-coloured engraved title-page, with tissue guard, and seven other plates; letterpress title-page; rose-madder vertically grained morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt up spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated very pale cream. Cloth facing of spine chipped at tail, and cloth worn at head of front joint; short tear in fore-margin of engraved title; Preface leaf re-inserted, and badly frayed at margins; some foxing and dusting; a good copy only.

GB £70.00

US $94.50


Sadleir 1223, but an unrecorded variant, without advertisements, the engraved title being bound in to face the letterpress title, as though a frontispiece, and the illustration usually found as frontispiece being bound in at its correct place as called for in the List of Illustrations; with pictorial blocking (a design by Ashley) instead of lettering on the front cover, and with different blind blocking on the sides; Sadleir does not record this colour of cloth, which we likewise have never seen before. Presumably a late issue. Sadleir remarks the ‘admirable’ quality of the illustrations.
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[HOSKYNS (Charles Wren)]. Talpa: Or the Chronicles of a Clay Farm. An Agricultural Fragment. By C.W.H. London: Reeve & Co., Hentietta St., Covent Garden, 1852. Half-title not called for; twenty-four tail-piece vignettes by George Cruikshank; integral advertisement leaf followed by two leaves inserted advertisements at end; early rebound in quarter black roan, green horizontally grained morocco cloth sides, omitting all the leaves of advertisements. Extreme head of spine frayed; some scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £25.00

US $33.75


A very readable and amusing book, long recognised as a classic of English agricultural literature, compiled as a selection from articles first printed in the ‘Gardener’s Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette’ in 1847, and so here described as a fragment, this being its first appearance in book form. The farm was subsequently identified as at Wraxall Abbey in Warwickshire. The fourth edition, of 1857, identified the author. The vignette on p.81, captioned ‘"Drop it!"’, was itself dropped from subsequent printings. Printed by John Edward Taylor. As originally issued, the volume was in fine horizontal red and black marbled wavy-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked with a vignette of a mole (not a ‘badger’ as stated by Wolff) on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine, and with end-papers coated pale yellow. Wolff, 3296; Cohn, 413; COPAC records copies at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and Nottingham only.

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[HOWARD (The Hon. Edward Granville).]. Rattlin, The reefer. Edited by The author of “Peter Simple.” [i.e., Captain Marryat]. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without the half-title and terminal advertisement leaf in volume one; half-titles not called for in other volumes; frontispiece and two plates by Hervieu in each volume; contemporary half rose calf gilt, black spine label, matching marbled boards and end-papers. Calf a little peeled on corners; last plate to volume three bound in as frontispiece to volume two, frontispiece to volume two (chipped at corner) bound in after Contents, last plate to volume two lacking; early ownership inscription on upper margin of each title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Sadleir, 1227. The author’s first book and key title.
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HOWARTH (Mary). Stories of Norway In the saga days. By Mary Howarth Illustrated by F. Hamilton Jackson. Gay and Bird, 5 Chandos Street, Strand, London, 1895. Extra cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and three inserted plates; pp.viii+184; publishers’ inserted catalogue, 24pp. on smaller paper, at end; apple-green buckram lettered gilt on spine, lettered and pictorially blocked black on front cover. Nice copy.

GB £15.00

US $20.25




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

HOWELLS (William D.). Out of the question And At the sign of the Savage. Author’s Edition. Edinburgh, David Douglas, Castle Street, 1882. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.227+[i (blank)]+4; apple-green buckram, blocked red on sides and spine, lettered red on front cover, gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with orange-branch design in lime green. Nice copy.

GB £26.00

US $35.10


First British edition. Blanck, 9603 and 9575 note. The American edition of the first work appeared in 1877.
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HOWELLS (W.D.). Their Silver wedding Journey. Illustrated [mostly from photographs]. In two volumes. New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Half-titles not called for; titles printed in red and black; blank leaf precedes frontispiece in both volumes; final blank in volume one; eighty-six full-page plates, and seventy-four illustrations in the text; pp.[x (paged vi)]+[404]; [x (paged vi)]+[464]; vertically ribbed pale grey cloth, blocked and lettered silver on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Front cover and spine of volume two badly spotted, and silver slightly dull; otherwise a near fine, unopened, copy.

GB £75.00

US $101.25


Blanck 9726. Precedes the English issue. This copy agrees with the deposit copy in having the signature mark M missing in volume two, and may therefore be considered as being of the earliest issue.
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HOWITT (Mary). The President’s daughters; Including Nina. By Frederika Bremer. Translated By Mary Howitt. Part I [Part II. — Nina; Nina]. In three volumes. — vol. I [II; III]. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1843. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; pp.viii+339+[i (blank)]; viii+327+[i (blank)]; [iv]+319+[i (blank)]; quarter slate purple fine diaper cloth, drab boards, paper spine label. Insignificant chipping of labels, and cloth of spines a trifle faded; a very little scattered light foxing; early armorial bookplate pasted over old Book Society label on front paste-downs; back paste-downs a little scuffed where labels have been removed; otherwise, and in general effect a fine, crisp, copy.

GB £180.00

US $243.00


Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 806, erroneously recording seven pages of prelims. in volume two, which it patently a typing error.
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