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

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

CONSTANCE (E.). Along the Road: A Novel. London, Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, 1899. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.384; white linen, pictorially blocked in black, green, and yellow, lettered black-outlined green, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine slightly darkened, and cloth of back cover lightly damp-marked; enamel just a trifle scratched on front cover; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

In two ‘Books' and written evidently to be a two-decker: but published as one. The writer was almost certainly a woman. A ‘New Woman' novel. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CONWAY (Hugh (F.J. Fargus).). Slings and arrows. Arowsmith's Christmas Annual, 1885. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; comercial advertisements on verso of title-page; 22pp. inserted commercial advertisements on text-paper, dating from 1885, followed by 4pp. of pale grey paper, the first printed in red and black with the title-page information and the legend ‘PRICE ONE SHILLING', the remaining three being printed with commercial advertisements in black, these being the wrappers of the paperback issue; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark brownish grey. Fine copy.

Sadleir, 614, recording only the issue in wrappers, and a re-issue with a new title-page dated 1886 on which this is designated No.8 of the Bristol Library. The present cloth issue of the original Annual, in which all the advertisement leaves are present, but banished to the end, appears to be rather rare. The covers are in the series style of the Bristol Library, the first six titles of which had at this time been published, and like the cloth issues of that series it was presumably priced at 1/6d. A sensational story - the Victorians apparently finding it difficult not to commit incest, by mistake! In this copy, the last line on p.111 has the misprint ‘neare' for ‘nearest'.

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COOLIDGE (Susan, i.e. Sarah C. Woolsey). The New year's bargain. With illustrations by Addie Ledyard. Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 54, Fleet Street, 1873. Sq.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece, and other illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and brown through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; matt cream coated end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy of a handsome book.

Published in America in 1872, the same year as ‘What Katy Did'. The British Library Catalogue gives precedence to the cheaper undated ‘Birthday Library' edition published by Frederick Warne and Co., a copy of which was received for deposit on 30th December, 1872. The deposit copy of the present edition was received on 21st January, 1883, a date which seems unlikely with a book so obviously intended for the Christmas or New Year market. It was normal practice for English publishers at this time, at least with editions published during the Autumn or Winter seasons, to date them a year in advance of that in which they were actually issued, and since British Library copies were not necessarily deposited for some months after issue, we believe it is likely that this edition may in fact have precedence. It seems probable at any rate that this is the authorised edition, whilst that issued by Warne is a piracy, since the Seeley edition contains the same illustrations as the American original, whereas that of Warne does not. The situation is, however, further complicated by the fact that the copy here offered is a binding variant, the British Library copy being in green patterned sand grain cloth, blocked and lettered identically with ours, except that in the British Library copy the back cover is merely ruled blind and has not the blocking present on our copy, that the gilt figure blocked on the front cover appears on a black panel, whereas here it is blocked directly on the cloth, and that the frame within which the gilt blocking and lettering is set is far less elaborate, and has something of a tentative air, being composed of a number of small, and separated, ornaments, where on the present copy it appears as a unitarily designed frame in the intaglio style. In our judgement the present copy is certainly subsequent in sequence of production to the deposit copy, though it remains possible that the deposit copy exhibits a trial binding never actually issued through the trade, it being a practice current at the time for publishers sometimes to use up rejected casings in this way.

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COOPER (E.H.). The enemies. Westminster: Arch. Constable and Co., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1896. Final blank; pp.[iv]+289+[iii]; brown bubble grain cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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COOPER (Edward H.). The Monk Wins. London, Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1900. Pp.[iv]+351+[i (printer's imprint); chocolate art linen, blocked and lettered silver on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a near-nice copy.

‘The Monk' is a racehorse. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[COOPER (J. Fenimore).]. The Pioneers; Or, the Sources of the Susquehanna. A Descriptive Tale. By the author of ®The Spy. [,;,]¯ ®The Pilot,¯ 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-titles not present; pp.[iii]-[xii]+285+[i (blank)]; [ii (unpaged)]+287+[i (blank)]; [ii (unpaged)]+394; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, spines with four raised bands, extra gilt, labels, brown burnished edges. Two labels defective; foxed, sometimes quite heavily; otherwise nice.

Apparently the first European edition, published two years after the American and English firsts. Blanck does not note a Paris edition of this title, which may have been 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.

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[COOPER (J. Fenimore).]. The Pioneers; Or, the Sources of the Susquehanna; A descriptive tale. By the author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," "The Prairie," &c. &c. Second edition. In three volumes. Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers' Hall Court, 1827. 3 Vols., 12mo; 12pp. inserted Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green catalogue dated ‘Aug.1828', and integral blank, precede half-title in volume one; pp.[ii (blank)]+[iv]+[vi]+[v]-[x]+268; [iv]+274; [iv]+ [368]; quarter drab paper, paper spine label, blue board sides; a.e. uncut. Excellently rebacked in period style, with new spine labels; boards worn at fore-edges; end-papers renewed with period paper; small label removed from one front paste-down, leaving slight scuffing; some light dusting; otherwise, and in general effect a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes a six page Preface To The Second Edition, here first published. That this Preface was a last minute addition is suggested by the curious pagination of the first volume, where it is inset between pp.[iv] and [v] - the title leaf and the first page of the original Preface. Blanck, 3829 note, records that "Simpkin & Marshall, London, L[iterary] G[azette] May 12, 1827, advertised that they had ‘purchased the copyright' and announced a new edition". Blanck appears not to have located a copy, however, and was evidently unaware of the existence of this Preface, which would have entitled the edition to a separate entry. In view of the existence of this Preface, and the purchase of the copyright, it is conceivable also that there may be at least minor revisions in the text. The present copy is of a slightly later issue, as is suggested by the date of the catalogue. The last leaf of text in volume three is, in this copy, without a page number.

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[COOPER (James Fenimore).]. The Red rover, A tale By the Author of The Pilot, etc., etc. In three volumes. Paris: Printed for Hector Bossange, 1827. 3 Vols., 12mo; bound up without half-titles; pp.[iii - iv]+[viii]+284; [iii - iv]+310+[ii (blank)]; [iii - iv]+312; near-contemporary burgundy embossed cloth, lettered gilt on spines. Spines faded and showing very slight wear at heads; cockling and light damp-staining of leaves in volumes one and three; blank lower corner of last leaf in volume one torn without loss; in general a nice copy nonetheless.

Blanck, 3837: precedes all other editions.

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[COOPER (James Fenimore).]. The Red rover, A tale. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," "The Prairie," &c. Second Edition. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1828. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not present, possibly not called for (v. note); pp.[iii]-[x]+336; [ii]+309+[i (blank)]; [ii]+341+[i (blank)]; half rose calf, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, green labels, marbled sides, burnished, sprinkled, edges. Spines faded; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in Paris in 1827, and then in England later the same year, the present edition being in fact the second English edition. A half-title is allowed for in the pagination of the prelims. to volume one, which, however, consist of a full half-sheet, meaning that it must, if called for, have been intended as a single inset leaf. Volume two consists of an exact number of full sheets, whilst the single preliminary leaf and last gathering of volume three make one further half-sheet, so that the volume as it stands is made up of an exact number of sheets. Colburn, noted for his thrift, frequently issued novels without half-titles where the provision of them would have involved him in additional paper and printing costs, and it may be reasonable to assume that no half-titles should be present here.

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[COOPER (James Fenimore).]. The Borderers: A tale. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Red Rover," "The Prairie," &c. &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; page of integral advertisements at end of volumes one and two; pp.xiv+299+[i]; [ii]+311+[i]; [ii]+316; original drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e uncut. Backstrips largely lacking and only one label present; three free end-papers missing; a little dusting, mostly light; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 3843: the true first edition, preceding those both of Florence and Philadelphia. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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COOPER (Fenimore). The Borderers, Or, The wept of wish-ton-wish. In three volumes. Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1829. 3 Vols., 12mo; bound up without half-titles; near-contemporary claret embossed cloth, lettered gilt on spines. Spines faded; one front cover faded, and a little pressure marked; one or two very minor faults in text, and remains of library wrappers adhering to some end-papers with resultant sllight damage; in general, however, a very nice copy. Rare.

This edition not recorded by Blanck. Blanck lists only the English edition with this title; the subsequent Florence edition, and the first American edition which followed it, both bear the title ‘The wept of wish-ton-wish'. The two Cooper novels which precede this one were first printed in France. The use of the original title in this edition suggests that it at least preceded the Florence edition. It may well have preceded the English edition also. The omission of the author's first name from the title-page would perhaps have been unlikely if it had been type-set from the English edition and we may perhaps assume, therefore, a separate ms. as copy. Blanck's failure, not merely to trace a copy of this edition, but also to trace any record of its issue either in trade advertisements or reviews, suggests the measure of its scarcity.

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COOPER (Fenimore). The bravo, A Venetian story. Paris: Baudry's European Library, Rue du coq, St. Honoré. Sold also by Amyot, rue de la Paix; Truchy, Boulevard des Italiens; Theophile Barrois, Jun., rue Richelieu; Librarie des Etrangers, Rue neuve Saint-Augustin; and French and English Library, Rue Vivienne, 1836. Demy 8vo; half-title not present, possibly not called for; pp.[ii]+ii+331+[i (blank)]; contemporary half vellum, gilt, matching marbled boards, edges, and end-papers, red leather spine label. Backstrip partially detached, and covers darkened; otherwise sound, and a nice copy internally.

A once handsome binding. The revised edition, with a new Preface, first published in London in 1834. This is possibly the first Paris edition of this text. Not in Blanck.

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COOPER (J. Fenimore). Mercedes of Castile. A Romance Of the Days of Columbus. In Three Volumes. Richard Bentley, 1841. Contemporary full green calf, panelled blind on sides and elaborately tooled gilt on sides and spine; spine with raised bands, brown label; edges of boards ruled gilt; a.e.g.; deep yellow end-papers. Spines very slightly rubbed or worn at head and tailbands; sides very slightly scratched; otherwise a fine copy, finely bound, of an uncommon title.

Blanck 3893 refers. Actually published December 1840, and possibly precedes the American edition. The English edition was published before December 12th; the American edition was reviewed in December, but not deposited until January 12th, 1841.

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COOPER (J.F. [sic]). The Two admirals. A tale of the sea. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1842. Sq.f'cap 8vo; half/series title present; pp.VIII+468; contemporary (possibly publisher's) quarter natural calf ruled and lettered gilt on spine, dark green morocco-textured board sides. Slight rubbing to boards; first and last two leaves foxed, and a few light scattered fox-spots elsewhere; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A very early Tauchnitz title, issued as Vol.XV. of the Collection of British Authors. The correct first printing, though possibly the second issue: the half-title and title appear to have been printed conjugate with the two leaves of the final gathering, and are on paper of a slightly different quality to the two following leaves containing Cooper's Preface, suggesting that the latter may have been added as an afterthought. Blanck, 3898, records the English edition as having been published in late February or early March, 1842 (apparently somewhere between February 26th and March 12th), and the American edition, Blanck 3899, as having been published in mid-April. The Preface here is dated ‘New York, March, 1842', which barely gives it time to have been included in the English edition, and the same tight schedule seems to have been followed here, leading to the suspicion that the earliest copies may have been issued without it. Blanck, under 3899, records the Paris, Baudry, edition with the note ‘precise date of publication not determined', but seems to have been unaware of the existence of this Leipzig edition, which is also a candidate to precede the American edition, and may indeed have appeared at approximately the same time as the English one.

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COOPER (J. Fenimore, Esq.). Captain Spike; Or, The islets of the gulf. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1848. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volume one, not called for in other volumes; quarter slate purple fine diaper cloth, paper spine labels, drab board sides; t.e uncut, others rough trimmed. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail bands, and small slits at extremities of some joints; boards worn at corners, and paper covering of boards with two or three small chips; scattered light dusting and marking; the text in general, however, near nice.

Not in Sadleir. Blanck, 3926, locating no copy in original binding. Precedes the American edition, which was re-titled ‘Jack Tier; or, the Florida reef'. A very scarce title in England, rare in boards.

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COPLEY (Mrs. [Esther] [née Hewlett]). Early friendships: A Tale for Youth. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside; Tegg and Co., Dublin; R. Griffin and Co., Glasgow; Also, J. and S. A. Tegg, Sydney and Hobart Town, 1840. 12mo in half sheets; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and conjugate engraved title-page, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page with wood-engraved vignette, all on special paper; half-title probably not called for; two wood-engraved tail-pieces; pp.176 (excluding prelims.); publisher's (?)full black calf lettered within ornamental frame, all gilt, on spine; sprinkled edges. Disbound apart from the backstrip; upper corners bruised; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. ‘Early Friendships' occupies pp.[1]-169; pp.170-174 are occupied by ‘Memoirs of a Butterfly' by Miss Jewsbury; and pp.175-6 by a poem, ‘Hymn for Sabbath Morning' by ‘The Ettrick Shepherd' (i.e., James Hogg).

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COPPEE (Francois). Blessed are the poor By Francois Coppee. From The French by Winifred Heaton. [/] With An introduction by T.P. O'Connor. London, 1894 [/] William Heinemann. Pp.xii+[224]; publisher's inserted 8pp. undated catalogue, on text-paper, at end; grey-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, dark green, on back cover, blocked with pattern of peacock's feathers, dark green, in series style, on front cover and spine, lettered dark green on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt very slightly dull or rubbed on spine; a few leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the fifth volume in an unnamed but uniform series, which included also ‘Wreckage' by Crackanthorpe, and ‘The Attack on the Mill' by Zola. The title-page is set largely in two columns. Not in Wolff.

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CORBETT (Mrs. George). Little Miss Robinson Crusoe. Illustrated by A. Kemp Tebby. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece; numerous illustrations on text-paper; imprint leaf at end; lightly mottled pale green fine rough buckram, blocked dark red, dark blue, light blue, and white, lettered dark-blue-outlined gilt, and dark blue on front cover, lettered dark blue on spine. Frontispiece slightly scuffed on blank margins; otherwise a very fine copy.

Juvenile Robinsonade.

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CORBETT (Julian). A business In great waters. Methuen & Co., 1895. Blank before half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated January 1895; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth lettered within ruled box, on front cover, within ruled boxes on spine, gilt; a.e, uncut. Spine very slightly dull; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Secret service novel set during the French Revolutionary War: involving an American agent, emigres, Sussex smugglers, etc. Nield, 4th edition, p.96; not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CORELLI (Marie). The sorrows of Satan; Or The strange experience of one Geoffrey Tempest, millionaire. A romance. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, Strand, 1895. Publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated September 1895; dark yellow-green morocco cloth, blocked silver and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked silver, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. End-papers slightly cracked, but a nice copy.

Sadleir, 626.

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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 dark chocolate. Prelims. foxed; inscription dated ‘May 1896' on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 623 and Wolff, 1473, each recording a copy with black end-papers, and in this agreeing with other copies we have seen. The book was published in March, and the present copy is presumably one of the earlier ones put on sale. According to the advertisements, 20,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

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CORELLI (Marie). The Mighty atom. London, Hutchinson and Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1896. 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.340+[10]; 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. One or two very minor faults, but an unusually nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 623. According to the advertisements, 20,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

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CORELLI (Marie). The murder of Delicia. London, Skeffington & Son, Piccadilly, Publishers to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, 1896. 4pp. integral advertisements at end (a tipped in conjugate pair, but continuing the signatures, and included in the pagination: almost certainly printed together with the half-title and title leaves, making a half sheet); pp.[xx]+292; horizontal flame-grain cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with apple-blossom design in pale grey. Half-title and final advertisement page embrowned by contact with end-papers, as almost always; inscription on half-title dated ‘Christmas 1896'; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 624, describing the cloth grain as ‘straight grain morocco', which it does resemble; Wolff, 1474. Feminist novel.

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CORELLI (Marie). Cameos. Short stories. Hutchinson & Co, N.D. [1896]. Frontispiece and illustrated title page by G.H. Edwards, on glazed paper; advertisement on verso of final text leaf (listing ‘Eighth Edition, completing 53rd Thousand Copies' of ‘The Mighty Atom'); vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked brown, embossed white, on front cover, lettered gilt and gilt-outlined white on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed; green coated end-papers. Lacking the half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 620, not noticing the issue value of the advertisement, which seems to have been printed with spaces left blank to record the successive printings of ‘The Mighty Atom'. Some of the stories have supernatural content.

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CORELLI (Marie). Cameos. Short stories. Hutchinson & Co, N.D. [1896]. Frontispiece and illustrated title page by G.H. Edwards, on glazed paper; advertisement on verso of half-title, repeated on final text leaf (listing ‘Ninth Edition, completing 58 Thousand Copies' of ‘The Mighty Atom'); vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked brown, embossed white, on front cover, lettered gilt and gilt-outlined white on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed; green coated end-papers. Light damp-mark on back cover, and spine a trifle dull; prelims. and last two leaves foxed; otherwisea nice copy.

Sadleir 620, not noticing the issue value of the advertisement, which seems to have been printed with spaces left blank to record the successive printings of ‘The Mighty Atom'. Some of the stories have supernatural content.

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CORELLI (Marie). Jane: A Social Incident. Illustrated by G.H. Edwards. Hutchinson & Co., 1897. Pott.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates after G.H. Edwards; cancel title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pale yellow coarse buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered dark green on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy. Scarce thus.

Sadleir, 621, recording an otherwise similar copy blocked, ruled, and lettered in dark blue.

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CORELLI (Marie). Boy: A sketch. Hutchinson & Co, 1900. Title-page printed in red and black; Publisher's Note slip printed in red tipped in before title-page; diagonally fine ribbed light red cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Very slight marking of covers; front end-papers cracked, but tight; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 619; not in Wolff. A minor binding variant, some copies being in cloth of a lighter red, and having the fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. The Publisher's Note slip, dated May 31, 1900, reads as follows: "This New Long Story is the MOST IMPORTANT volume by Marie Corelli published for some years, and the first issued since the Author's serious illness."

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CORELLI (Marie). Boy: A sketch. Hutchinson & Co, 1900. Title-page printed in red and black; Publisher's Note slip printed in red tipped in before title-page; pp.352; diagonally fine ribbed crimson cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; laid end-papers. Slight marking of covers; small stain on front end-paper; inscription cut from top of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 619; not in Wolff. A minor binding variant, some copies being in cloth of a lighter red, and having the fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. The Publisher's Note slip, dated May 31, 1900, reads as follows: "This New Long Story is the MOST IMPORTANT volume by Marie Corelli published for some years, and the first issued since the Author's serious illness." One of the less common Marie Corelli titles.

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CORNER (Sidney). "The Earl's Path:" A narrative Founded on the historical events of 1745. London: Hatchards, Piccadilly, N.D. [1875]. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece by W. Dickes; pp.[viii]+240; green buckram, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on front cover and spine. Slight scuffing and marking of front end-papers, where labels have been removed; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CORNFORD (L. Cope). Captain Jacobus. Certain passages from the Memoirs of Anthony Langford, Gentleman: containing A particular account of his acquaintance With Captain Jacobus, the notorious Cava-Lier Highwayman: of his connection with The Penruddock Plot in the time of the Commonwealth; and of the surprising Adventures and singular turns of fortune That befell him in the course of these Relations. Written by himself, and now Newly set forth by L. Cope Cornford. Methuen and Company, 1896. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates by Chas. Sheldon and Enoch Ward; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated March 1897; crimson coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Spine very slightly faded; contemporary private library stamp and ownership inscription on title-page; half-title foxed, and edges slightly so; otherwise a fine crisp copy.

Another of the numerous imitations of Stevenson.

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[CORNISH (Miss Ellen Eyre).]. Northwode Priory. By The author of "Everley." Vol.I [II]. Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1857. 2 Vols.; Pott 8vo, wire stitched; half-titles not called for; publisher's inserted 40pp. undated catalogue at end of volume one; integral advertisement leaf (verso blank), followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. undated catalogue at end of volume two; pp.[ii]+352; [ii]+382+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed dark red-chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine. Long inscription on front end-paper and slight silver-fish damage to upper corners of back end-papers, in volume one; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1494, listing a slightly larger copy, presumably with the edges uncut, in an otherwise similar vertically fine ribbed brown cloth, also with white end-papers, but with a 36pp. undated catalogue at the end of volume two [only]. Since the present copy is wire-stitched, a process which seems not to have been introduced until the late 1870s, and the inscription on the front end-paper of volume one is dated ‘August 1886', it would appear to represent a very late issue indeed. The casing, however, is perfectly in period.

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CORNISH (F. Warre). Sunningwell. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+339+[i (blank)]+[iv]; dark green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine and edges of sides a little faded, and neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; a little light scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue: later copies were in a slightly darker and bluer shade of cloth, and had the initial advertisement leaf excised. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CORNISH (F. Warre). Sunningwell. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title excised before issue; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[ii (stub)]+[iii-viii]+339+[i (blank)]+[iv]; dark bluish green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of covers; a little light scattered foxing; but in general a nice copy.

The second issue, with the initial advertisement leaf excised, some titles, presumably, being no longer available. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[CORP (Harriet)]. Tales Characteristic, Descriptive, and Allegorical. By the author of "An Antidote to the Miseries of Human Life," &c. &c. With a Frontispiece. Baldwin and Craddock, 1829. Engraved frontispiece after R. Farrier, on plate-paper; half-title not called for; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; half brown morocco, spine with raised bands, red and green lettering-pieces, marbled sides; a.e. uncut. A pleasant binding of recent date, the marbled sides just a little rubbed, but otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

This title not in Sadleir, Wolff, Block, Summers, or the British Library Catalogue.

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COVERTSIDE [(Naunton) i.e., Naunton Wingfield Davies]. A Day With Hounds And what Came of it. A novel. By "Covertside [sic] London: Western Mail, Ltd., 82, Fleet Street; Cardiff: Tudor Printing Works, 1897. Half-title not called for; fly-title follows title leaf; pp.[iv]+408; dark green horizontal straight morocco cloth, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked with ornamental taper rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with foliage pattern in grey-green. Inscription torn from blank upper portion of fly-title; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

The author's first book, a historical novel set at the time of the Civil War, but with hunting as its principal theme. He was to publish several similar novels with firms such as Digby Long, Simpkin Marshall, and Drane between 1898 and 1904, and all were reprinted in cheap editions by Drane between June and October 1907. He wrote hunting articles for the Western Mail under the by-line as given here, and the name ‘Naunton Covertside', which appeared on all the subsequent novels (including the cheap reprint of this) appears to have been a compromise between his own name and the non de plume under which he was already known. In 1913 he published a drama in Welsh as by Naunton Davies, and after the war several plays appeared in English variously under the mame Naunton Davies Covertside or Naunton Covertside. This, his first novel is now rare, and neither this nor the 1907 cheap edition is listed on COPAC.

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CRACKANTHORPE (Hubert). Sentimental Studies And A Set of Village Tales. William Heinemann, 1895. Integral advertisement leaf followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+278+[ii]; light yellow-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

A copy of distinguished provenance, with the bookplate of The Beaufoy Library on the front pastedown, and that of Oliver Brett [Lord Esher] on the front free end-paper.

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CRACKANTHORPE (Hubert). Sentimental Studies And A Set of Village Tales. William Heinemann, 1895. Integral advertisement leaf followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+278+[ii]; light yellow-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine faded, and gilt a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

A copy of distinguished provenance, with the bookplate of The Beaufoy Library on the front pastedown, and that of Oliver Brett [Lord Esher] on the front free end-paper.

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CRAIG-KNOX (Isa). Peggy Oglivie's Inheritance. By the author of "Round the Court," etc. etc. Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., N.D. [1886]. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; verso of last leaf integral advertisements, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated ‘5G.9.86'; pp.[viii]+402; green bevelled buckram blocked bright green, black, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked black on back cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated salmon yellow. Owner's inscription and small ink-blot on front end-paper; prelims. foxed, and lower corner of title and first leaf of Contents a little frayed; otherwise a near-fine copy.

The name of the author appears only on the front cover. Not in the British Library Catalogue, and dated from the advertisements; the inscription on the front end-paper is dated 1887.

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CRAKE (The Rev. A.D., B.A.). Evanus: A Tale of the Days of Constantine. Oxford: A.R. Mowbray & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1872. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+[ii]+252+[iv]; bevelled purple morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. scarlet; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Spine and edges of covers a trifle faded, and covers generally a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Nield, 4th edition, p.251. The final gathering, containing authorial Notes and the advertisements, is on thinner and whiter paper than the text of the novel and appears to have been printed as an afterthought. Mowbray's imprint, as printer, appears both at the foot of p.240 (the last page of the novel) and p.252, which would seem to confirm this hypothesis. The prelims., however, are on the same stock as the Notes.

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CRAKE (Rev. A.D., B.A., Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Vicar of Havenstreet, I.W.). Fairleigh Hall; A Tale of Oxfordshire during the Great Rebellion. Oxford & London, A.R. Mowbray & Co., 1883. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; Errata slip (with ten entries) tipped in at end; pp.[2]+vi+ii+[2 (fly-title to Part I.)]+291+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed caramel cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, black outlined gilt, and black shadowed gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with floral pattern in brown. Very nice copy.

A volume in the series ‘The Bloxham Tales' - a fact only mentioned in the author's Preface. Printed in Oxford. The first fly-title is not included in the pagination; those to the other two parts are. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.57, 99, 130, and 288, and are here so bound in. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Nield, 4th edition Supplement, p.450.

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CRAKE (The rev A.D., B.A., Vicar of Cholsey, Berks; and fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Author of the ‘Chronicles of ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Startscendune,' etc. etc.). Brian Fitz-count: A story of Wallingford Castle and Dorchester Abbey. Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, London, 1888 [i.e., 1887]. F'cap 8vo; pp.xii+264; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; chocolate fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Nield, 5th edition, 255. According to the English Catalogue of Books published in 1887. It must have been in very late December, since the author's Preface is dated ‘Christmas 1887'! "The tale is all too true to mediaeval life in its darker features. The reader has only to turn to the last pages of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to justify the terrible description of the dungeons of the Castle, and the sufferings inflicted therein. Brian Fitz-Count was a real personage. The writer has recorded his dark deeds, but has striven to speak gently of him, especially of his tardy repentance; his faults were those of most Norman barons." - author's Preface.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Red Badge Of Courage: An Episode of The American Civil War. William Heinemann, 1896. Pictorial series title printed in green, flesh, yellow, and black, upon thick cream paper, precedes half-title page; 8pp. series advertisements at end, on text-paper; dark green buckram lettered and blocked white on sides and spine and with short rule gilt on front cover, all in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed; Japon vellum end-papers. Library label removed from lower portion of front cover, leaving traces of paste; covers dull; light marginal embrowning of poor quality paper, as usual with this title; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

First English edition. Blanck 4071 refers. Issued as the tenth volume in The Pioneer Series.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Little Regiment And Other Episodes of the American Civil War. William Heinemann, 1897. Pictorial series title printed in green, flesh, yellow, and black, upon thick cream paper, and advertisement leaf, precede half-title page; blank at end, followed by 16pp. series advertisements, on text-paper; dark green buckram lettered and blocked white on sides and spine in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed; Japon vellum end-papers. Slight fading of spine; slight embrowning of margins; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

First English edition. Blanck 4076 refers. Issued as a volume in The Pioneer Series. From the library of Amber Reeves (later Blanco White - the original of H.G. Wells's ‘Anna Veronica'), and bearing her bookplate on the front pastedown.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Little Regiment And Other Episodes of the American Civil War. William Heinemann, 1897. Pictorial series title printed in green, flesh, yellow, and black, upon thick cream paper, and advertisement leaf, precede half-title page; blank at end, followed by 16pp. series advertisements, on text-paper; dark green buckram lettered and blocked white on sides and spine in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed; Japon vellum end-papers. Label removed from front cover; slight fading of spine; scattered light foxing, and a little light embrowning of margins; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition. Blanck 4076 refers. Issued as a volume in The Pioneer Series.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Open Boat And Other Stories. William Heinemann, 1898. 2pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated March 1898; diagonally fine ribbed grass green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; uncut edges. Covers showing slight wear and a little rubbed; inscription on half-title page; two pages slightly rubbed, with loss of a few letters of text; otherwise nice.

Blanck 4080. The first issue binding. Apparently published simultaneously with the American edition, but containing seventeen stories whereas the New York edition contains but eight. The English first issue binding is relatively seldom seen.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Open Boat And Other Stories. William Heinemann, 1898. 2pp. integral advert- isements at end, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated March 1898; diagonally fine ribbed grass green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Covers a little marked and darkened, and upper corner of front cover flexion-creased; label removed from front paste-down leaving two small scuffed patches; catalogue opened somewhat roughly; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck 4080. The first issue binding. Apparently published simultaneously with the American edition, but containing seventeen stories whereas the New York edition contains but eight. The English first issue binding is relatively seldom seen.

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CRANE (Stephen). The Open Boat And Other Stories. William Heinemann, 1898. 2pp. integral advert- isements at end; greenish-blue buckram lettered in black on spine and front cover. Near fine.

Blanck 4080. The remainder (Times Book Club) issue, but a binding variant, that recorded by Blanck being in orange cloth. The London edition was published on the same day as the New York edition, and includes seventeen stories whereas the New York edition contains but eight.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Mr. Isaacs: A tale of modern India. London, Macmillan and Co., 1883. Pp.[iv]+316; deep sea-green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight bubbling of cloth, but a nice copy.

The copyright notice on the verso of the title-page is dated 1882, the title-page itself 1883. The book was published on December 5th 1882, and it would have been normal English practice at the time for the volume to have borne the date 1883. To have done so with an American author would have risked losing the English copyright, however, particularly since the American edition, in accordance with American practice bore the actual date of issue. It would appear that a few early copies were produced bearing the date 1882 on the title-page, the bulk of the edition being dated 1883. This was facilitated since the title and half-title are a conjugate pair, tipped in. Neither Sadleir nor Wolff were able to obtain a copy dated 1882 on the title-page, whilst only the Harvard copy is recorded by Blanck. Precedes the American edition, which was also issued by Macmillan, by some two to three weeks. Blanck, 4129; not in Sadleir or the Wolff collection. Crawford's second issued work and first full-length book.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). To leeward. Two vols. [stop lacking on second title-page] London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1884 [i.e., November, 1883]. 2 Vols., globe 8vo; half-title, title, dedication leaf, and fly-title precede first page of text in volume one; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+284; [iv]+277+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed sea-green 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 dark green. Very slight general wear to covers; half-title lacking in volume two, and small blank corners chipped from title-leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Wolff, 1585; this title not in the extensive Sadleir collection of this author; Blanck, 4133, recording the colour of the end-papers as blue, which is presumably an error since the entry is based on the Wolff copy, and Wolff says green, as here. Crawford's third novel, and first multi-decker (Wolff erroneously states it was his fourth novel). In our experience, a difficult title.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Zoroaster. In two volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume one, and 4pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper at end; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; Sadleir's Standard Binding (1); a.e uncut. Spines faded and edges marked; covers slightly dusty; library label removed from each front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 4139; Sadleir, 656; Wolff, 1593. According to Sadleir, the two leaves of advertisemennts at the end of volume one are part of signature ‘Q'. In this copy, they definitely are not. If Sadleir's description of his copy is accurate, it presumably represents a later issue, the advertisements having evidently been added as an afterthought when it was realised that these leaves were free. Precedes both the first American edition and the English edition of the same date in salmon cloth

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Griefenstein. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1889. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume one; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volumes one and two; Sadleir's Standard Binding Two; end-papers coated black. Library label removed from each front cover; cloth faded, a little marked, and showing slight wear; some damage to end-papers near joints in volume one consequent upon crude re-gluing; otherwise a fine copy internally.

Sadleir 641; Blanck 4155. Precedes the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Khaled: A tale of Arabia. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1891. 2 Vols.; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; Sadleir's Standard Binding One; a.e. uncut. Covers used and a trifle worn; library stamps; a very little dusting, but otherwise text in general nice.

Sadleir, 643; Blanck, 4165. Precedes the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Don Orsino.In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Sadleir's Standard Binding Two; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two. Spines faded, and covers generally a little used; library label on each front cover; otherwise generally a nice copy.

Sadleir 640. Blanck 4172 refers. Apparently a simultaneous issue with the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Pietro Ghisleri. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1893. 3 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; Sadleir's Standard Binding Two; white end-papers. Covers rather used, and showing slight wear; library label removed from two front covers, still present on third; internally a very nice copy.

Sadleir 647; Blanck 4178 refers. Issued simultaneously with the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). Taquisara. In two volumes. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1896. 2 Vols.; final blank in volume one; Sadleir's Standard Binding Three. Spines very slightly rubbed at head and tail, and a little dull; otherwise a fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir. Blanck 4197. Several Crawford titles published in the mid nineties were printed in America, and imported as sheets into England. Allowance was made for this in printing the American editions, the title and half-title leaves being printed conjugate to precede the first gathering proper. This copy has the American prelims., but is in the English binding, and this according to Blanck is in this case correct, separate prelims. not having in fact been prepared for the English issue. Blanck 4189 records an American copyright issue dated 1895, but the trade issue apparently appeared earlier in England than in America, despite being imported.

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CRELLIN (H.N.). Romances Of The old seraglio. With 28 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Frontispiece withtissue guard, and seven plates; other illustrations on text paper; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Sept.1894; dark green buckram blocked on back cover with publisher's monogram device in black, blocked black and pale Indian red on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed with floral pattern in grey-green. Small chip from fore-edge of front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.



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CRELLIN (H.N.). Romances Of The old seraglio. With 28 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Frontispiece and seven plates; other illustrations on text paper; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated Sept.1894; dark green buckram blocked on back cover with publisher's monogram device in black, blocked black and pale Indian red on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed with floral pattern in grey-green. Spine a little darkened, and gilt dull; scattered very light foxing; otherwise nice.



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CRESWICKE (Louis). Roxane. A Romance of East and West. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1899. 8pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper, dated 8.99, at end, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated 6G. 6.99; two-tone green coarse buckram lettered on spine gilt within gilt-ruled boxes; t.e.g., others uncut; white end-papers printed in grey. Eight leaves badly opened; otherwise very nice.



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CROCKETT (S.R.). [The author's autograph.] Mad Sir Uchtred of The hills. By the author of "The Raiders," "The Stickit Minister," &c. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, London 1894; W. Pollock Wylie, Christian Leader, Office Glasgow. Narrow f'cap 8vo; cancel title-page; eight leaves publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; historiated initials to the chapters; pp.189+[i (blank)]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[i (blank)](?)+16; unbleached glazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, blocked dark blue on sides and spine, lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed. Scattered very light foxing, but a virtually fine copy.

First edition, the rare Scottish issue, with a joint imprint on the cancel title-page. Issued as volume 2 of Unwin's ‘The Autonym Library', both the advertisement leaf and the verso of the title-page listing the first two titles as published and the third as ‘Shortly', though the advertisements at the end list the third volume as though it is already available. The cloth issue, published at 2/-; also issued in wrappers at 1/6. Sadleir, 3427, a series entry only and not listing this issue; not in Wolff. A wierd novel.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The lilac Sunbonnet. T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; Glossary, followed by imprint leaf at end; pp.382+[ii]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The men of the Moss-hags: Being a history of adventure Taken from the papers Of William Gordon of Earlstoun in Galloway And told over again by S.R. Crockett. London, Isbister and Company Ltd., 15 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1895. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.403+[i (blank)]+12; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Ownership inscriptions on front end-paper and half-title; fox-spot affecting lower edge of front end-paper and first three leaves; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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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 and other illustrations on text paper; title-page vignette in black and red; 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. Spine slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsome book.

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

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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 green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, two small rub-holes in cloth over joints, and small split in cloth at tail of back joint (but no weakness); end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

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

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The grey man. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Buildings, 1896. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; 14pp. integral advertisements at end (the first twelve included in the pagination); pp.viii+370+[2]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Lads' Love. London, Bliss Sands & Co., 1897. Post 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; verso of half-title, and title-page, printed in red and black; vignette of heather spray on title; half-tone portrait frontispiece by Frank Richards, with tissue guard, and sixteen half-tone plates by Warwick Goble; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xvi]+296+[8]; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxed on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Two or three leaves badly opened, but a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Crockett in his preface headed "To my unanswered correspondents" notes a tendency on the part of his readers to complain, as he wryly puts it, "that your great-aunts cannot be expected to approve of certain passages in my works."

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Lochinvar. London, Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1897.Post 8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, by Frank Richards; map drawn by author, printed in colours; title-page printed in red and black, and with art-nouveau vignette of poppies; pp.[viii]+447+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, on text-paper, dated September 1897; vertically fine ribbed dark-green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very faint damp-stain affecting lower fore-corner of Catalogue, and last gathering, but a virtually fine copy, nonetheless, of one of the more difficult Crockett titles.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The Standard Bearer. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1898. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black, and with art-nouveau vignette of poppies; pp.x+345+[i (printer's imprint)]; 40pp. publisher's Catalogue at end, dated September 1897; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Faint ring-mark on front cover; end-papers lightly foxed, with offsetting, and two or three scattered small fox-spots on fore-edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The first issue: some copies having a Catalogue dated April 1898.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The Standard Bearer. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1898. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.x+345+[i (printer's imprint)]; 40pp. publisher's Catalogue at end, dated April 1898; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Very slight general wear to covers, and back cover a trifle marked; end-papers very lightly stained; back end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy of an uncommon title.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The second issue: some copies having a Catalogue dated September 1897.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Ione March. With 32 full-page illustrations by Frank Richards. Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1899. Post 8vo; frontispiece (marked and listed to face p.66), and thirty-one plates; title-page printed in red and black; pp.xii+419+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Slight general wear to covers; back end-papers cracked; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). Kit Kennedy: Country boy. London: James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, E.C.; T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Buildings, 1899. Post 8vo, on toned paper; blank before half-title; verso of half-title printed with advertisements in scarlet and black; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.[2]+vi+384; Clarke's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, printed in red and black (this being the lead title); vertically fine ribbed green cloth, lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An unusual mixed imprint, not printed by the Unwins, as one might have suspected.

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CROCKETT (S.R.). The Stickit Minister's Wooing And other Galloway stories. London, Hodder and Stoughton, Paternoster Row, 1900. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.xvi+399+[i (blank)]; 16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Dedicated to the memory of Robert Louis Stevenson. In his foreword Crockett quotes from unpublished letters of Stevenson, and also re-prints a 12ll. poem by him which had appeared previously only in the limited eighth edition of ‘The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men', in 1894 (v. McKay, 859). The present title not in McKay; or Wolff.

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CROKER (B.M.). Mr. Jervis. In three volumes. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1894. 3 Vols.; leaf blank but for volume number and signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title in each volume; leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso, at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+256; [viii]+245+[i (blank)]+[ii]; pp.[viii]+283+[i (blank)]; contemporary diagonally fine ribbed leaf green binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Fore-edges of covers lightly damp-marked in volume two; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1617, recording the author's own copy, in maroon morocco cloth, blocked blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, with end-papers printed florally in grey, and a publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated September 1894, at end of volume two. The author is described by Wolff as "a good example of a novelist once very popular and deservedly so, who is now wholly forgotten even by students of the period" - or Irish literature, he might have added.

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[CROLY (The Rev. George).]. Tales Of the Great St. Bernard. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, 1828. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in other volumes; author's note leaf follows title-page in volume one; fly-title before start of text in each volume, and before each of the Tales; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; quarter drab paper, blue boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. End-papers and a few leaves at beginning and end of each volume foxed, mostly lightly; one label slightly chipped; one or two other even more minor faults, but to all intents and purposes a fine copy.

Sadleir, 662

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CROSS (Margaret B.). Blind bats. In one volume. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1897. All rights reserved. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+307+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16+16pp. text-paper catalogues at end, undated; bright green sand-grain cloth, blocked pictorially blackish brown, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale grey-green. Cloth of spine somewhat marked and gilt oxydised; small rub-hole in cloth of front joint; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's own copy, bearing her pencilled signature on the front blank. Loosely laid in is the end-paper from another volume with laid onto it a piece of card bearing a fine caligraphic inscription, of a pious nature, illuminated in red, blue, black, and gold; the end-paper itself bears the inscription: "Florence Cross / The gift of her mother. August 1894." Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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CROSS (Thomas). The Autobiography Of a Stage-coachman. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1861. 3 Vols.; wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements for ‘Hurst and Blackett's Standard Library' at end of volume three; crimson dotted diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides; blocked gilt, lettered gilt and red through gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated very pale yellow. Two or three very small holes in cloth of spines, or over joints, and very slight wear at extreme heads and tails; gilt very dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Summers.

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[CROSSE (Lancelot).]. Brandon tower. A Novel. In three volumes. Samuel Tinsley, 10, Southampton Street, Strand, 1876. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; pp.iv+282+[ii]; iv+244; iv+224; royal blue pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt, ruled and lettered royal blue through gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Some wear to cloth at head and tail of spine and corners in volume one, slight in other volumes; scattered foxing and staining, chiefly affecting first and last few leaves in each volume; one margin chipped, not touching text; a very good copy only.

A well-written novel of contemporary business and other life, set in a small town. Not in Sadleir. Wolff, 1649. A curiosity of this volume's binding, given the difference in publisher, is that the distinctive blind blocking and ruling on the sides is the same as that used by Chatto & Windus in the 1870s for two novels of Mallock, ‘The New Republic' and ‘The New Paul and Virginia'. The book also occurs in an otherwise similar brown cloth, and with 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of Vols.2 & 3.

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CRUIKSHANK (George). Old Miscellany Days. A selection of stories from ‘Bentley's Miscellany.' By various authors. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. 1837-1843. With thirty-three illustrations printed from the Original etchings on the steel. Richard Bentley and Son, 1885. Super roy.8vo; first gathering printed in yellow and black; frontispiece with tissue guard, and thirty-two other etched plates by Cruikshank; integral advertisement leaf at end; fawn fine pebble grain cloth banded blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover after a design by Cruikshank, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; white end-papers faced with horizontally fine ribbed, diagonally striped, blue-grey paper, marbled grey, blue, and gold. Some staining of covers; slight wear to boards at lower edges; frontispiece and one or two plates and facing leaves a trifle foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Many of the stories presented in this volume are unsigned, but work is included by Mrs. Gore, Charles Whitehead, Paul Pindar (i.e. Yonge Akerman), Dr. Mackay, Dalton Barham, George Soane, Edward Mayhew, Captain Curling, and W.H. Barker (The Old Sailor).

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CRUIKSHANK (Robert) and SEYMOUR (Robert). The Odd volume; Or, Book of variety: Illustrated by Two odd fellows,- Robert Seymour and Robert Cruikshank. The engravings by Samuel Slader. W. Kidd, 14, Chandos Street, N.D. [1835]. 12mo, signed and gathered in half sheets; half-title with printer's imprint on verso; frontispiece, eight plates with tissue guards, and numerous tail-pieces; 4pp. integral advertisements at end (bearing page numbers continuing those of the text); green morocco cloth ruled blind, blocked pictorially gilt on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; yellow coated end-papers. Spine worn a little at head, tail, and edges, and front joint neatly restored; slight foxing of plates, and slight embrowning of margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Intended originally as a fourth series of "Cruikshank At Home", the title was changed when Cruikshank dropped out of the enterprise. Comprises stories and poems from various sources, including a reprinted piece by Charles Lamb, and one original tale apparently by Cruikshank. Some ghost and supernatural stories are here collected.

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CUDWORTH (Wm.). Yorkshire Dialect and character Sketches. Illustrations by "Ant." Bradford: John Morgan; W.H. Clough; Manchester: John Heywood, 1884. Sm.f'cap 8vo; wire-stitched; half-title not called for; numerous line illustrations in text; pp.[iv]+128; pale green boards printed on front board in red and black, on back board with commercial advertisement in black, up spine in black; paste-downs printed with advertisements. Nice copy.

Dialect stories, and a few poems, with the addition of sketches of one or two local Bradford ‘characters' (Tommy Ramsden, the book auctioneer, etc). Printed in Bradford by Wm. Byles and Sons, and published at One Shilling.

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CUNNINGHAM (Allan). Traditional tales Of the English and Scottish Peasantry. In two volumes. Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street, 1822. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; integral advertisement leaf at end of each volume; pp.[xii]+322+[ii]; [iv]+357+[i (blank)]+[ii]; later quarter calf, marbled boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Large inscription on upper portion of each title page; title leaf to volume one chipped at upper fore-corner, with loss of three letters of title, this, and part of inscription being restored in facsimile, and the leaf neatly laid down onto a thin sheet of period paper; title to volume two scuffed and slightly chipped towards inner margin, and neatly restored with period paper on verso; slight scuffing of advertisement leaf in volume two; end-papers renewed, or strengthened at gutters; a little light foxing passim, but text in general nice.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1683. The first volume was printed by Thomas Davidson, Whitefriars; the second by James Moyes, Greville Street.

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CUPPLES (George). A spliced yarn: Some strands from the Life cable of Bill Bullen. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn. Gibbings and Company, Ltd., N.D. [1899]. Frontispiece and four plates, most with tissue guards; large woodcut headpiece to title-page; large woodcut tailpiece (bearing the date); yellow green buckram, ruled and blocked red on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Very slight bubbling of cloth on front cover, and covers very lightly marked; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Cupples is best remembered for another sea-story, ‘The Green Hand', which, like the present book first appeared in sections in magazines. ‘A Spliced Yarn' here, posthumously, makes its first appearance in book form. Not in Wolff.

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CURTOIS (M[argaret] A[nne].). Leap Year. In two volumes. Remington & Co., Publishers, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1885. Post 8vo, 2 Vols. bound in one, as issued; half-title not called for in volume one, not called for at least in this issue in volume two, the title-page there being a singleton, tipped on; final blank in volume two; diagonally fine ribbed dark yellow-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked black on front cover and spine, blocked blind and gilt on pressed out panel, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally light yellow green. Cloth of sides very slightly bubbled; back end-papers very slightly cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

A delicately told and unusual love-story. Apparently the author's third book, since the title-page describes her as "Author of ‘My Best Pupil,' and ‘The Story of Meg'". She was still publishing novels as least as late as 1926, when Faber and Gwyer issued ‘In Minden Town', the one title listed under her name in Hubin.

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CUSACK (M.F.). Tim O'Halloran's Choice; Or, From Killarney to New York. By M.F. Cusack (Sister M.F. Clare,) Author of "Ned Rusheen; or, who fired the first Shot," etc., etc. London: Burns and Co.; Dublin: M.H. Gill and Son; Australia: G. Robertson, Melbourne; New York: J.A. Magee; Paris: Fotheringham, 1877. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page; integral 30pp. Catalogue of the Kenmare Publications [sic - and unexplained!] at end (last page blank); pp.xlviii+[17]-262+29+[i]; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered brown throgh gilt on front cover and spine, gilt outlined, gilt decorated, brown on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; front end-papers renewed; otherwise a nice copy.

Published simultaneously in the U.S.A. under the title "From Killarney to New York; or, How Thade became a Banker", the American edition being apparently without the lengthy (and rabidly anti-Protestant) Preface on Souperism. Printed in Dublin by G.P. Warren ‘Steam-press Printer, 1 Capel-street, Dublin.' Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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CUTHBERTSON (The Rev. James). Hawthornvale. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Rd., E.C.; And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1893. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; numerous illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+182+[ii]; scarlet buckram blocked light olive green, black, and gilt, lettered gilt, and black outlined gilt, and embossed with lettering black, on front cover, blocked black, light olive green and gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in yellow ochre. Spine very slightly dull, two small marks on back cover, end-papers embrowned at edges, with offsetting onto blank back of frontispiece; tissue embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Purchased from the T. Woolmer, later Charles H. Kelly, publisher's file. With no overt signs of ownership, but bearing Kelly's pencilled note on the back of the frontispiece: ‘Royalty.' Not in Sadleir or Wolff. One chapter involves a cricket match.

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