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.

CUTHELL (Edith E.). A Baireuth Pilgrimage. Part I [II]. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1894]. Post 8vo, two vols. bound in one as issued; cancel title to volume one; cancel fly-title to part two (reading simply Part II.), tipped on to last page of first volume, the original prelims. having been removed; final blank in volume two; pp[iv]+213+[i (printer's imprint)]; [ii]+198+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed lilac cloth blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, with gilt-ruled box, on spine. Edge of back-cover and joint a little marked; end-papers, first and last few leaves and edges foxed, mostly very slightly; otherwise a very nice, tight, copy.

First edition, second issue. An example of Sampson Low's method of dealing with the immanent demise of the multi-decker: Fisher Unwin at this time was publishing single volumes paginated continuously throughout, splitting them in two and providing additional prelims for the second volume, for the benefit of such libraries as still wanted multi-deckers. Sampson Low published their first issue of the present title in two volumes, and for the one-volume issue resorted to the device of calling the divisions Parts instead of Volumes. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[CZAPSKA (Alexandrine, comtesse).]. The Romance of a German court: A translation of Ary Ecilaw's "Le Roi de Thessalie". In two volumes. Remington and Co Publishers, Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1886. 2 Vols. Pp.[viii]+275+[i (blank)]; [vi]+267+[i (blank)]; olive brown alligator-hide grain cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; dark green coated end-papers printed with an elaborate pattern in black. Some insignificant slight patchy fading of covers; prelims and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy of rather a handsome book.

The name of the translator is not given. The original, which was written in French, was published in the same year. Remington multi-deckers were produced almost entirely for library use, and seldom turn up in fine condition. A minor binding variant, otherwise similar copies also being known with white end-papers printed with a daisy pattern in greenish grey, or white end-papers printed with a ‘floral' pattern in pale blue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1977, recording the variant with white end-papers printed in pale blue.

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[CZAPSKA (Alexandrine, comtesse).]. The Romance of a German court: A translation of Ary Ecilaw's "Le Roi de Thessalie". In two volumes. Remington and Co Publishers, Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1886. 2 Vols. Pp.[viii]+275+[i (blank)]; [vi]+267+[i (blank)]; olive brown alligator-hide grain cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers printed with a pattern of daisies in greenish grey. A fine copy of rather a handsome book.

The name of the translator is not given. The original, which was written in French, was published in the same year. Remington multi-deckers were produced almost entirely for library use, and seldom turn up in fine condition. A minor binding variant, copies also being known with dark green coated end-papers printed with an elaborate pattern in black, or white end-papers printed with a ‘floral' pattern in pale blue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1977, recording the variant with white end-papers printed in pale blue.

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DALE (Annan (J. Wesley Johnston).). Dwellers in Gotham: A Romance of New York. Author's copyright edition. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road, E.C.; And 26, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1899. Blank, and frontispiece with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; bevelled deep crimson linen effect cloth, ruled and lettered and with publisher's monogram, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine slightly mottled; poor quality end-papers a trifle embrowned, with offsetting onto facing leaves; tissue foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First English edition. Published in America in 1898.

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[DALLAS (Dorothy).]. "Punchinello". James Bowden, 10 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1899. 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, printed in red and black, undated, but ascribable on internal evidence to 1899; dull light pink unglazed linen effect cloth ruled and blocked old cream, blocked brown, lettered and blocked black, on front cover, lettered black on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. In general a nice copy.

The name ‘Dorothy Dallas' appears as the author's signature at the end of the Introduction, but is almost certainly a pseudonym. Not in Halkett & Laing, Cushing, Sadleir, or Wolff. The story of a deformed musical genius. The first issue: copies are also known without the top-edges gilt, and without the catalogue. The catalogue is unusually interesting in that it gives portraits brief biographical sketches of most of the authors included.

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[DALLAS (Dorothy).]. "Punchinello". James Bowden, 10 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1899. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dull light pink unglazed linen effect cloth ruled and blocked old cream, blocked brown, lettered and blocked black, on front cover, lettered black on spine. Nice copy.

The name ‘Dorothy Dallas' appears as the author's signature at the end of the Introduction, but is almost certainly a pseudonym. Not in Halkett & Laing, Cushing, Sadleir, or Wolff. The story of a deformed musical genius. The second issue: copies are also known with with top-edges gilt, the others uncut, and with an undated 32pp. catalogue ascribable to 1899.

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DALTON (William). Phaulcon the adventurer; Or, The Europeans in the East. A romantic biography. S.O. Beeton, 248, Strand, W.C., 1862. Lithographic portrait frontispiece in black and white, with tissue guard, and eight plates printed in colour by W. Dickes after designs by H. Warren; deep pink vertically ribbed wavy grain cloth, blindstamped on sides, blocked gilt, lettered pink-through-gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Slight wear to spine; spine and edges of covers faded, and gilt rubbed; slight scattered foxing; end-papers cracked; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. Docker, 176, describing the plates as ‘experimental chromograph'.

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DANIEL (Robert Mackenzie). The Cardinal's daughter: A novel. By the late Robert Mackenzie Daniel, Author of "The Scottish Heiress," "The Young Widow," "The Young Baronet," &c., &c. In three volumes. Thomas Cautley Newby, Publisher, 72, Mortimer St., Cavendish Sq., 1847. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; pp.[2]+[iv (Preface)]+[312]; [2]+302; [2]+312; diagonally ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of joints neatly restored in each volume; end-papers almost invisibly strengthened with matching paper; a little scattered marking and foxing, chiefly of margins; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. Block, p.52. In this copy, the volume number on the title-page to volume two has been corrected from ‘I.' to ‘II.' by hand, the printer having evidently forgotten to make the alteration before beginning the printing of this volume! Each front paste-down bears the somewhat uncommon stamp of ‘Marrow, Binder, 3 Cecil St. Strand.'

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DARLING-BARKER ([Mrs.] S.). The Trials of Mercy. Hutchinson & Co., 1899. Final blank; pp.[iv]+366+[ii]; cerise fine bead grain cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.uncut; cream glazed end-papers. Front end-paper a little scuffed; half-title foxed; some leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An adventure story involving bandits, noblemen, and secret pagan sects. Set in Corsica.

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DASENT (G.W., D.C.L.). The Vikings of the Baltic: A Tale of the North in the Tenth Century. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1875. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; pp.viii+293+[iii]; iv+296; iv+319+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine-ribbed grey cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough-trtimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail of spines; faint signs that library label has been removed from each front cover; end-papers in volume one marked at edges, apparently by paste-action; one leaf of Preface reinserted; otherwise a nice copy.

The probable primary binding, copies also being known in a similar sea-green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, and with the lower-edges trimmed. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1726, notes that it is a fictionalisation of the Jomvikinga Saga.

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DASENT (G.W., D.C.L.). The Vikings of the Baltic: A Tale of the North in the Tenth Century. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1875. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; diagonally fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Minor restorations to end-papers in volume one; extensive light foxing of first and last few leaves in each volume; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine, crisp, set.

With the pencilled signature of Radclyffe Walters on the verso of the front free end-paper in volume one, and the subsequent bookplate of Eric Bremner on each front pastedown. For an appreciation of the superb condition of Radclyffe Walters' library of three-deckers, v. Sadleir, XIX Century Fiction, I, p.xxx. Not surprisingly, since he failed to find this copy, the title is not in Sadleir! The probable second binding. Wolff, 1726, recording a copy in the probable primary binding of diagonally fine-ribbed grey cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, notes that it is a fictionalisation of the Jomvikinga Saga.

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DAUDET (Alphonse). Tartarin sur les Alpes. Nouveaux exploits du heros tarasconnais. Illustre d'aquarelles par Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, de Myrbach, Rossi. Gravure de Guillaume freres. Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1885. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf before half-title page; coloured frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen coloured plates; numerous monochrome illustrations in the text; half-bevelled purple morocco, morocco-cloth sides; a.e.g.; black faced end-papers. Morocco rubbed, peeling, and faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

A publisher's binding. Talvart et Place, 33. The ordinary edition.

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DAUDET (Alphonse). Tartarin on the Alps Illustrated By Aranda, de Beaumont, Montenard, Myrbach, and Rossi. Engraved by Guillaume Brothers. Translated by Henry Frith. London: George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 9, Lafayette Place, 1887. Double cr.16mo; wrapper style vignette title-leaf of creamish paper printed in colours, half-title, portrait leaf, Dedication leaf, leaf bearing printer's imprint, blank, and frontispiece printed in colours precede letterpress title page; two leaves Table of Contents, leaf bearing printer's device, and wrapper style vignette advertisement leaf of creamish paper, blank on recto, printed in colours on verso, at end; numerous illustrations on text-paper; publisher's bevelled half light brown sheep, stamped to resemble coarse morocco, lettered within ruled panels, gilt, on spine, ruled and tooled gilt on front cover, blind on back cover; diagonally fine ribbed Chartreuse cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Leather of spine a little chipped at head; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.

First edition in English of a book published originally in French in 1885. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1735, describing a similar copy, dated 1888, as though it were in fact the English first. The whole volume is a curious parody of the original French edition, apart from the inner wrappers, which are the English publisher's own invention - though possibly they are borrowed from a French reprint edition. The intention is evidently to produce the effect of a paper covered volume, rebound, with the wrappers preserved.

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DAUDET (Alphonse). One of the ‘forty'. (L'immortel). Translated from the French Of Alphonse Daudet By A.W. Verrall and Margaret de G. Verrall. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1888. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+307+[i (blank)]; bevelled light marina blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine a little darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition in English, and a scarce title. Not in Sadleir; nor among the extensive Daudet holdings in the Wolff collection.

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DAUDET (Alphonse). Jack. In Two Volumes. Translated by Laura Ensor. London, J.M. Dent and Co., 1896. 2 Vols.; vignette title-page printed in black and red; other illustrations in text, all by Myrbach; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' precedes half-title in volume two, blank at end; pp.367+[i (blank)]; [viii]+341+[iii]; mottled pale green fine buckram, lettered and blocked with art nouveau design in pale green on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; front end-papers printed with illustrations in sepia. Slight rubbing of lettering on front cover of volume two; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1729, describing the cloth colour as ‘white' and the blocking as ‘turquoise'. His copy may have been either faded or dusty. First edition in English. The French edition was first published in 1876.

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DAVIDSON (John). Baptist Lake. Ward and Downey Limited, 12 York Street Covent Garden WC, 1894. Pp.[viii]+351+[i (author's Note)]; black coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered and with rule, gilt, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with floral pattern in grey. A very nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1738; CBEL, III, p.337.

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DAVIDSON (John). A full and true Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender, which Lasted one night And one day: With a history Of the pursuit of Earl Lavender And Lord Brumm by Mrs Scamler and Maud Emblem. With a frontispiece By Aubrey Beardsley. London: 12 York Buildings, Adelphi: Ward & Downey, Limited, 1895. Frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+290+[ii]; dark grey-green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated purple. Slight mottling of covers; two portraits of Davidson (one early, one late) and a brief biographical note, all clipped from periodicals, tipped on to front end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Flagellation. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Lasner (Beardsley), 82; Stonehill, 15.

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DAVIDSON (Lillias Campbell). For lack of love. Horace Marshall and Son, 1900. Integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; bevelled light and dark grey-green linen effect cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very good copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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The First Nautical Novel


[DAVIS (John).]. The Post-Captain; Or, The wooden walls well manned; Comprehending A view of naval society And Manners. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside, By G. Hazard, 49, Beech-street, 1806. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; pp.[xii]+300; drab paper covered boards, paper spine-label (reading: Dr. Moore's / POST CAPTAIN; / OR, / A VIEW OF / NAVAL SOCIETY / AND MANNERS / [taper rule] / 7s. boards); a.e. uncut. Front board and end-papers lacking, back board holding on one cord, back end-papers pasted together at gutter; small chip in blank large lower margin of title leaf, another at the upper fore-corner, and title somewhat embrowned; short tear in blank large lower margin of three following leaves of Contents; otherwise in general a very nice copy. Rare anyway: only three copies known, this being the only one with the important label.

Sadleir, 678, recording a copy in boards, but with no label; not in Wolff. Sadleir, in a note published in 1951, remarks: "This book was reprinted (from the Third Edition of 1808) in 1928 by the Scholartis Press, with valuable Introduction and Notes by R.H. Case. He establishes the authorship beyond doubt; but not having seen a First Edition, concludes from remarks by contemporary reviewers that this edition carried on the title an ascription of the work to the author of ‘Zeluco'. Such an ascription DOES appear on the Third Edition (and perhaps also on the Second), but it is now made certain by the discovery of the present copy that the book originally appeared anonymously. So far as I know, no other copy of the First Edition has been reported since Dr Case declared himself unable to locate one." A rebound copy passed through our hands some years ago, and another copy, also rebound, appeared in a recent John Hart catalogue. There are also now three copies recorded by COPAC - at the British Library, Cambridge, and Glasgow - apart from which the present example is the only other copy known. The label, not present on any of the other copies, is important in making clear the reason why contemporary reviewers assumed it to have been the work of Dr. John Moore. The publisher, giving a false ascription of authorship, was evidently keen to test the water before putting the false name on the title-page, which he might, had Moore's family taken offence, have been then forced to cancel. It is worth noting in any case that the ascription is to plain ‘Dr. Moore', not to ‘Dr. John Moore'. Reputedly the first nautical novel, and certainly one of the most authentic and influential. The book also includes a narrative of one character's captivity among the Indians. One wonders reading it, from aspects of the style, whether Peacock might have come across it before writing his own first book - in particular the later portiions that are set in Wales. Printed on paper watermarked ‘1803' or ‘1806'. The following errata have been noted in this copy (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.77, penultimate line of text ‘of' for ‘to'; p.78, ll.13/14 ‘you / you' for ‘you'; p.92, l.9, redundant inverted commas at end of line; p.97, l.4, hyphen lacking at end of line; p.136, l.16, ‘motely' for ‘motley'; p.211, l.6, ‘drank' for ‘drunk' (probably); p.225, l.3, ‘Sheis' for ‘She is'; p.232, l.20, inverted commas lacking at start of line; p.237, l.1, ‘throught' for ‘through' or ‘throughout'; p.252, l.7, redundant ‘which'; p.253, l.3, ‘it' for ‘at'; p.262, l.8, ‘founding' for ‘sounding'; p.265, l.6, ‘j' of ‘journey' missing; p.281, l.8, ‘new' for ‘now'; p.288, l.10, ‘vissting' for ‘visiting'; p.294, l.11, ‘l' of ‘library' missing.

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The First Nautical Novel


[DAVIS (John).]. The Post-Captain; Or, The wooden walls well manned; Comprehending A view of naval society And Manners. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside, By G. Hazard, 49, Beech-street, 1806. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; pp.[xii]+300; contemporary half-sheep, marbled sides; pale green laid end-papers. Sheep and boards a little rubbed, and boards darkened; scattered fingering or dusting, mostly very light, and one or two scattered fox-spots; blank fore-margins of two leaves, and a couple of blank corners, a little chipped; otherwise a generally nice copy. Rare.

Sadleir, 678, recording a copy in boards, but with no label; not in Wolff. Sadleir, in a note published in 1951, remarks: "This book was reprinted (from the Third Edition of 1808) in 1928 by the Scholartis Press, with valuable Introduction and Notes by R.H. Case. He establishes the authorship beyond doubt; but not having seen a First Edition, concludes from remarks by contemporary reviewers that this edition carried on the title an ascription of the work to the author of ‘Zeluco'. Such an ascription DOES appear on the Third Edition (and perhaps also on the Second), but it is now made certain by the discovery of the present copy that the book originally appeared anonymously. So far as I know, no other copy of the First Edition has been reported since Dr Case declared himself unable to locate one." A rebound copy passed through our hands some years ago, and we have also had a copy in original boards with a spine label, not present on the Sadleir copy, attributing the work to ‘Dr. Moore' - apart from which the present example is the only other copy that appears to have been recorded. Reputedly the first nautical novel, and certainly one of the most authentic and influential. The book also includes a narrative of one character's captivity among the Indians. One wonders reading it, from aspects of the style, whether Peacock might have come across it before writing his own first book - in particular the later portiions that are set in Wales. Printed on paper watermarked ‘1803' or ‘1806'. The following errata have been noted in this copy (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.77, penultimate line of text ‘of' for ‘to'; p.78, ll.13/14 ‘you / you' for ‘you'; p.92, l.9, redundant inverted commas at end of line; p.97, l.4, hyphen lacking at end of line; p.136, l.16, ‘motely' for ‘motley'; p.211, l.6, ‘drank' for ‘drunk' (probably); p.225, l.3, ‘Sheis' for ‘She is'; p.232, l.20, inverted commas lacking at start of line; p.237, l.1, ‘throught' for ‘through' or ‘throughout'; p.252, l.7, redundant ‘which'; p.253, l.3, ‘it' for ‘at'; p.262, l.8, ‘founding' for ‘sounding'; p.265, l.6, ‘j' of ‘journey' missing; p.281, l.8, ‘new' for ‘now'; p.288, l.10, ‘vissting' for ‘visiting'; p.294, l.11, ‘l' of ‘library' missing.

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[DAVIS (John).]. The Post-Captain; Or, The wooden walls well manned; Comprehending A view of naval society And Manners. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside, By G. Hazard, 49, Beech-street, 1806. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; woodcut vignette on title; pp.[xii]+300; half-calf, marbled boards, spine with five raised bands tooled gilt, contrasting label. Calf a little chipped at tail of applied spine, and worn over joints; text somewhat foxed and fingered throughout; a very good copy, nonetheless. Rare.

Sadleir, 678; not in Wolff. Sadleir, in a note published in 1951, remarks: "This book was reprinted (from the Third Edition of 1808) in 1928 by the Scholartis Press, with valuable Introduction and Notes by R.H. Case. He establishes the authorship beyond doubt; but not having seen a First Edition, concludes from remarks by contemporary reviewers that this edition carried on the title an ascription of the work to the author of ‘Zeluco'. Such an ascription DOES appear on the Third Edition (and perhaps also on the Second), but it is now made certain by the discovery of the present copy that the book originally appeared anonymously. So far as I know, no other copy of the First Edition has been reported since Dr Case declared himself unable to locate one." In fact the first edition carries the ascription to ‘Dr. Moore' on the label, which happened to be lacking from the Sadleir copy. Reputedly the first nautical novel, and certainly one of the most authentic and influential. The book also includes a narrative of one character's captivity among the Indians.

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DAVIS (Richard Harding). The exiles And other stories. London, Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 albemarle Street, W., 1894 (All rights reserved). Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+280; vertically fine ribbed moiré-effect bright yellow-green cloth, blocked black, scarlet, and gilt, lettered black, on front cover and spine. Insignificant foxing of top- and large fore- edges; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy of a handsome book.

Printed in England. The spine bears the imprint of Harpers, who published the book in the United States, which suggests that the case here might have been imported: though the cloth grain is different from that of the American edition. Blanck, 4517 refers, without giving details, but suggests that the London edition may have appeared about one month after the American one.

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DAVIS (Richard Harding). The Princess Aline. By Richard Harding Davis With Illustrations by C.D. Gibson. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1895. All rights reserved. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; line-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and ten plates, all on special paper; woodcut headpiece (v. note); integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[122]+[ii]; limp yellow coarse buckram lettered and elaborately blocked reddish brown on front cover, lettered reddish-brown up spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers slightly foxed; tissue badly foxed, with offsetting onto title; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The advertisement leaf lists the first four titles in the series ‘Macmillan & Co.'s Pocket Novels': ‘The Sphinx of Eaglehawk' by Rolf Boldrewood; ‘The Story of Sonny Sahib' by Mrs. Everard Coates; ‘Love in Idleness' by F. Marion Crawford; and ‘The Rubies of St. Lo' by Charlotte M. Young. The present volume is in the same format as them, uses the same distinctive woodcut headpiece, and may have been intended for the fifth volume in the series. It has 32pp. fewer pages than the other volumes, however, is illustrated (which they were not), has a different - and much less restrained - binding design, and was priced at 1s 6d. rather than 2s. - all of which may merely signal an attempt to re-vivify a failing venture. Published about four months after the American edition. Blanck, 4518, refers.

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DAWSON (A.J.). Mere sentiment. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1897. 14pp. publisher's advertisements on text paper at end, followed by 12pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1897; green buckram blocked red on sides and spine, lettered red on front cover, gilt on spine; uncut edges. Fine copy.

Title-page and front cover design by Patten Wilson; key design on verso of Contents leaf, spine, and back cover by Aubrey Beardsley. The back cover bears the date 1896, which is evidently not the date of publication, since the 1897 catalogue lists this volume as the last of three ‘in rapid preparation'. Scheduled as volume XXXIV in the Keynotes Series, but actually issued as the thirty-third, and last. One of the scarcer titles. Sadleir 3748. Line 6, p.89 in this copy lacks the ‘I' in ‘looked'.

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DEAN (Mrs. Andrew (Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick).). The Grasshoppers. Adam and Charles Black, 1895. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed light grass green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt up spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight mottling of covers, and slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise, and virtually, a fine copy.

Second impression, June 1895, the first having been published in March. A handsome book. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DEANE (Mary). Mr. Zinzan of Bath; Or, Seen in an old mirror. A novel. A.D. Innes and Co., Late Walter Smith and Innes, 31, 32, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1891. Sm.double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; wood-engraved headpieces/initials throughout, signed ‘L.D.'; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)]+192; dark blue buckram ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine. Inscriptions on front end-papers; light bruising of top corners; otherwise a nice copy of a handsome book.

The first edition under this title, and probably also the first illustrated edition, of a book issued originally in 1878 by the Charing Cross Publishing Co. under the present subtitle. The author's sister, Eleanor, was married to Henry Wodehouse, and was the mother of novelist P.G. Wodehouse.

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DE CHATELAIN (Madame Clara [i.e., Clara Chatelain de Pontigny]). The man Of Many daughters. By the late Madame Clara de Chatelain, Author of "The Silver Swan," of "The Sedan Chair," of "Photographs of Familiar Faces," of "The Dalecarlian Conjuror's Day-Book," &c. &c. Edited by Le Chevalier de Chatelain. Griffith and Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, West corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London. E.P. Dutton and Co., New York, 1880 [i.e., 1879: v.note]. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks before half-title, secondary title-leaf and leaf bearing epigraph on recto, both blank on verso, follow title-leaf; wood-engraved head and tail pieces and initial letters to chapters throughout; two blanks at end; pp.[xii]+728+[iv]; diagonally very fine-ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine with a design that is at least a precursor of art nouveau, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Slight mottled fading to cloth, chiefly affecting back cover; end-papers unobtrusively strengthened at gutters with matching period paper; slight foxing to edges and last few leaves; nonetheless, a very nice copy of a book too heavy for its binding and not calculated to survive that well.

Presentation copy from the editor, with his contemporary signed holograph inscription on the half-title. Given this, and the gilt top, this may be also a presentation binding. Printed at the Dryden Press. The secondary title-page reads the same as the first, except that it carries the sub-title: ‘A Story of Lord Sherrydown's seven daughters.' and that instead of the imprint there appears the following note: ‘This Novel appeared twenty-four years ago in the columns of Reynolds' Miscellany, under one of the numerous noms de plume of Madame de Chatelain, Leopold Wray; and at Leipsick [sic], in 1855, in four volumes, translated into German by Herr Georges Cleeves, under the title of "Der Vater Vieler Tochter."' It appears from this that the present volume was printed in 1879, and dated ahead. It may have been intended somewhat as a memorial volume, and the fact of the unusual second title suggests perhaps that it was originally intended for private issue, but was taken over by Griffith and Farran before publication, the further prelims. simply being added at that stage. Griffith and Farran had been the usual publishers of Mme. de Chatelain when she was writing, mainly children's books, under her own name. They were not the obvious publishers for a lengthy adult novel - which at this date ought to have been a multi-decker. A scarce title, and not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DE FOE (Daniel). A Journal Of The plague year; Or, Memorials of the great pestilence In London, in 1665. A New Edition, Attentively revised, And Illustrated with historical notes. By Edward Wedlake Brayley, F.S.A., M.R.S.L., &c. &c. &c. Thomas Tegg and Son, Cheapside, 1835. Sm.f'cap 8vo; type-facsimile title-page precedes title-page; half-title not present, possibly not called for; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and three plates by Davenport after G. Cruikshank, all with tissue guards; pp.[2]+xx+376; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition thus.

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[DE FONBLANQUE (Albany, Jun.). The Filibuster: A story of American life And Other Tales. Ward and Lock, Fleet Street, 1862. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+252; yellow wrappers printed in black and red; end-papers and back wrapper printed with advertisements. Rebacked with old cloth; wrappers dusty, and some dust-marking of a few leaves; two or three blank fore-margins chipped; a very good copy, nonetheles, of a rare and delicate book.

Issued as a volume in The Shilling Volume Library. Sadleir, in listing a reissue of this title in The Parlour Library Sixpenny Series in 1869, notes that it was first issued in The Shilling Volume Library, but he fails to list it in his notice of that series under 3711. The fact that the title page of the present copy is dated 1862 marks it out as one of the earliest titles issued in the series (which had a schedule of two titles per month), but the twenty-two titles shown (unnumbered) on the present wrapper include eleven not in Sadleir's list of twenty-two (The Chain of Destiny by Vane Ireton St. John; Madame Prudence by Thos. Archer; Blow Hot, Blow Cold by Augustus Mayhew; Lord Bridgenorth's Niece by J. Ayrton; the present volume; After Office Hours by Edmund Yates; Matilda the Dane: A Romance of the Affections; The Woman of Mystery; Make Your Game; Accepted Addresses; and Comic English Grammar). Sadleir's list includes some that were dated later, and we suspect from the presence of unattributed titles that the present list may include some that had not been issued, but were only planned. It is evident at any rate that Sadleir's attempt at numbering must be discounted. He comments of the series as a whole: "I have found this at once the most elusive and most obscure of all the Fiction Series of the period. Over years I have only succeeded in finding five titles of the original issue and two others in wrappers of a later design".

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DE FONBLANQUE (Albany). Pious frauds. A Novel In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1880. Half-title in each volume. A near-fine copy.

With a presentation inscription from the author to his daughter [Mrs.] C.A. Anstey, on each front end-paper; and some insignificant pencil notes and corrections, mostly of literals, in the text. This copy provides an interesting illustration of the pitfalls that may await a bibliographer. It would be very natural to assume that a three-decker in brown morocco cloth, stamped blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spines, and bearing so desirable a presentation inscription on each end-paper, would perforce be in original state. Alas, not so! Each front paste-down bears a library label, and the copy is in fact a Smith's rebind, purchased from them for presentation at a later date. A well-constructed and well-written book, fore-shadowing in some aspects of its style and method the earlier novels of Ivy Compton Burnett. Not in Sadleir.

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DE GONCOURT (Edmond and Jules). Renée Mauperin. W.W. Gibbings, 18 Bury Street W.C., 1892. Cancel half-title and title leaves; diagonally fine ribbed caramel cloth, ruled and blocked dark brown, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Covers a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Originally issued by Vizetelly in 1887 in his series ‘Vizetelly's One Volume Novels'. The present volume represents a reissue both of the original sheets and casing, but with a cancel title and half-title, and without the plates. Includes a two-page Notice by Zola, introducing the work. Not in Sadleir.

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DE GONCOURT (Edmond and Jules). Germinie Lacerteux. W.W. Gibbings, 18 Bury Street W.C., 1892. Cancel half-title and title leaves; diagonally fine ribbed caramel cloth, ruled and blocked dark brown, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Covers a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Originally issued by Vizetelly in 1887 in his series ‘Vizetelly's One Volume Novels'. The present volume represents a reissue both of the original sheets and casing, but with a cancel title and half-title, and without the plates. Includes a four-page Notice by Zola, introducing the work. Not in Sadleir.

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DE LIEFDE (J.B.). The Maid of Stralsund. A story of The thirty years' war. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1876. Sm. demy 8vo; half-title not called for; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt and yellow green through gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Light foxing of first and last leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[DEMPSTER (Charlotte).]. Iseulte. By the author of ‘Vera' ‘Hôtel du Petit St. Jean' &c. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1875. Half-title present; pp.viii+363+[i (blank)]; contemporary half natural calf, matching marbled boards, edges, and end-papers, black spine label, spine very elaborately ruled and tooled gilt. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1783, giving no details. A French story, bound appropriately in the French style - and a fine binding in nice state.

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[DEMPSTER (Charlotte)]. Within sound of the sea. By the author of ‘Vèra' ‘Blue Roses' &c. In two volumes. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. 2 Vols., wire-stitched; final blank in volume one; blank before half-title in volume two, integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated ‘10 - 78'; lilac-blue buckram pictorially blocked in dark blue on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated brown. Very slight wear to spines at tail, and cloth of spines somewhat faded; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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DE NERVAL (Gerard). Sylvie. Recollections of Valois. With a Preface by Ludovic Halevy And forty-two etchings By Ed. Rudaux. George Routledge & Sons, New York: 9 Lafayette Place, 1887. Sm.4to; blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in red and black; frontispiece and forty-one illustrations on text-paper; publisher's bevelled half crushed green morocco, ruled blind on spine, gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine, fawn mercerised figured cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut; moire diagonally fine ribbed glazed white-coated-cream end-papers. Spine very slightly faded, and corners a little rubbed and worn; inscription on front blank; otherwise a near fine copy.

Printed throughout on art paper, at the de Vinne Press.

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[DE QUINCEY (Thomas).]. Klosterheim: Or, The masque. By The English opium-eater. William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1832. F'cap 8vo; bound up without the half-title or the integral advertisement leaf at end; fly-title precedes start of text; old full mulberry calf, ruled gilt on sides, tooled gilt on edges, spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled gilt; matching oil-marbled edges and end-papers. Piece chipped from calf at head of spine, and slight peeling on one corner; binder's blanks foxed, with slight offsetting; neat owner's name on blank upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1785.

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DE SAINTINE (M. [Joseph Xavier Boniface]). Picciola, Or, Captivity Captive. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1837. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles probably not called for; contemporary half black calf, marbled sides, spine elaborately tooled gilt, contrasting labels; drab faced end-papers. Slight general wear to covers, andlabels lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

An interesting and very readable philosophical novel, avowedly in somewhat free translation. Listed by Block in the title index, p.322, but lacking from the main index; not in Summers or Sadleir. The translator is said to have been Mrs. Gore.

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D'ESTERRE-KEELING (Elsa). Appassionata: A musician's story. William Heinemann, 1896. Pp.viii+295+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated May 1896; scarlet bubble grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DE VIGNY (Count Alfred). Cinq-mars: Or, The conspiracy. By Count Alfred de Vigny Of the French academy. Translated from the last Paris edition, By William Bellingham, Esq., Of Lincoln's Inn. George Routledge & Co., Soho Square, 1850. Narrow f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; green glazed boards printed in brown; end-papers printed on facing pages with advertisements. Rebacked with green paper; boards very slightly rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition in English. Issued in boards, as here, at One Shilling, or in cloth at Eighteen Pence. The advertisements list this title as scheduled for publication as the twenty-third volume of ‘The Railway Library', on the 1st November, 1850. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DIBDIN (James C.). The Cleekim inn: A Tale of Smuggling in the ‘45. Westminster, Archibald Constable And Co, 1896. Blank before half-title; scarlet coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, so stamped in blind on the title-page. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club. By Charles Dickens. With Forty-three illustrations, by R. Seymour and Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1837. Half-title present; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and forty-one plates on plate-paper; Directions to the Binder leaf with 6 line errata on verso; contemporary half sheep, blind and gilt, matching lettering-piece, cloth sides; drab faced end-papers. Covers worn; a nice copy internally.

Miller & Strange, ‘Centenary Bibliography of the Pickwick Papers', pp.6-65; Eckel, pp.51-8. Bound up from the parts. This copy has the frontispiece and the engraved title in the earliest state; the second issue of the text in parts 1-7, 9, and 11; the first issue in parts 8, and 12-18; a variant, intermediate or possibly very early, state of text in part 10, not noted by Miller & Strange, without the quad mark between the inverted commas and the ‘a' at line 15 on p.297, the second ‘3' present, but damaged, in the page number of p.303, but with the reading ‘old gen'l m'n' at line 20 on p.295, not ‘old gen'l'man' as in the first issue, or ‘old gen'lm'n' as in their second issue; there are no issue points for parts 19 and 20. The illustrations are in the second of the several known states in parts 1, 2, 5, 7, and 10-12, the first state in parts 8, 9, and 13-20, the third in parts 4 and 6, the first of Miller & Strange's simultaneously made plates being represented in parts 10, 12-16, and 19-20, the second in parts 11, 17, and 18; part three has the first issue of the Phiz plates, not the suppressed Buss ones. A peculiarity of this title is that gatherings A-G (the first two parts) were printed, signed, and gathered in half-sheets, the volume reverting thereafter to ordinary 8vo.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Posthumous papers Of the Pickwick Club, Containing a faithful record of the Perambulations, perils, travels, adventures And Sporting transactions Of the corresponding members. Paris, Baudry's European Library, Rue du coq, near the Louvre. Sold also by Amyot, rue de la paix; Truchy, Boulevard des Italiens; Theophile Barrois, jun., rue Richelieu; Librairie des etrangers, 55, rue neuve Saint-Augustin; Heideloff, rue Vivienne; And by all the principal booksellers on the continent, 1838. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half/series title in each volume, Contents leaf at end; pp.viii+360; [iv]+352; later half buff linen, red, buff, and blue oil marbled sides, black leather spine label tooled and lettered gilt; a.e. uncut; caramel end-papers. A nice copy in a very pretty binding.

Apparently the first Paris edition. Issued as Volumes CCXVII and CCXVIII of Baudry's ‘Collection Of Ancient and Modern British Authors'.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Oliver Twist; Or, the Parish boy's progress. By "Boz." In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1838. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles in volumes one and two with advertisements on verso, that to volume two dated ‘November 1838', none called for to volume three, which has instead an integral leaf advertising ‘Bentley's Standard Library' the first volume of which is said to be ‘now ready', the second scheduled for ‘1st Jan'; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end of volume one, advertising ‘New works of entertainment Edited by Charles Dickens, Esq. (Boz.)'; engraved frontispiece in each volume, eight additional engraved plates in volume one, six in volume two, and seven in volume three, all by George Cruikshank; horizontally ribbed claret cloth, blocked with an ababesque design in blind on sides, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers glazed yellow. Volume one recased preserving the original backstrip and end-papers, the latter strengthened at gutters with matching paper; cloth of back joint restored in other volumes; front end-paper to volume three torn at fore-margin, without loss; slight chipping or wear to all spines at extremities; light fingering and dusting throughout, and marginal embrowning, or greying to most plates, several of which show also damp-staining to the margins; over-all a good copy only of a rare book, here offered cheaply because of the faults noted.

The first state and first issue of text (‘Boz' instead of ‘Charles Dickens' on title-page and the sub-title present p.164 in volume three reading ‘pilaster' rather than ‘pier'; and without the list of illustrations later added to some copies); the first issue of the plates (the ‘fire-side' plate being bound in opposite p.312 in volume three rather than the later ‘church' plate); and the very scarce first binding (horizontally ribbed cloth the spines lettered: ‘OLIVER / TWIST / [short rule] / BOZ. / VOL.I [II; III].' only the last two lines in ornamental type and with no publisher's imprint at the foot: v. Eckel p.62 and Carter ‘Binding Variants' pp.107-8 and ‘More Binding Variants' p.7 for a discussion of binding issues). The decision to publish the novel in book form before its serial issue had been completed was taken by Bentley rather at short notice and Cruikshank had to produce the last plates somewhat hurriedly so that Dickens did not get a chance to see them before they had been printed for the book. When he did see them he objected to the sentimentality of the ‘fireside plate'. Also he took the decision at about the same time that he would no longer publish under the name of ‘Boz'. At his insistence substitute prelims. were printed bearing his name and the ‘fireside plate' was replaced and copies so altered were on sale by November 16th within a week of the volumes having been first published. Even before this however Bentley seems to have decided that his imprint should be added to the spine and only the very earliest copies bound appear to have been put up without it as in the present instance. Eckel did not know of this (Carter A) binding when he produced the first edition of his bibliography in 1913 and had only encountered two copies so bound by the time that he produced his revised edition in 1932 - which gives a fair measure of its scarcity. This copy has been extra-illustrated by the addition of the second issue ‘church plate' here loosely laid-in at p.312 in volume three. Eckel pp.59 - 62; Sadleir 696 and 696a recording two issues both in fine-diaper cloth with the imprint present on the spines; Wolff 1808 recording a mixed set the first two volumes as Sadleir 696 but with the addition of the list of plates the third volume as in the present copy. The plates are here bound in to face pp.29 48 98 132 152 186 248 and 302 in volume one; pp.61 130 145 196 260 and 296 in volume two; and pp.20 30 106 164 216 296 and 312 in volume three. As this was evidently one of the first copies issued of this title it may be of interest to record the errata and typographical flaws noted in it: in Vol.I p.4 last line: ‘de ar' for ‘dear'; p.63 l.7 ‘r' of ‘here' slightly battered; p.82 l.5 ‘hid eous' for ‘hideous'; p.252 penultimate line ‘m' in ‘Bartlemy' broken; in Vol.II p.3 l.10 risen space before ‘silent'; p.15 l.3 risen space after ‘wards'; p.23 l.8 raised comma at end of line; p.40 l.5 raised ‘e' at end of line; p.41 l.5 raised space after ‘way'; p.42 penultimate line ‘n' in ‘heaven' slightly raised; p.50 l.3 ‘he admournfully' for ‘head mournfully'; p.62 l.7 raised ‘f' at end of line; p.65 l.9 of text ‘e' of ‘The' broken; p.78 l.12 second ‘e' of ‘deemed' printed faintly; p.108 l.7 ‘h' in ‘the' broken; p.114 l.6 risen space after ‘to'; p.132 l.4 risen space after ‘me'; p.137 l.18 ‘h' of ‘teeth' lacking; p.144 last line corner of risen space before ‘Flight!'; p.190 l.17 ‘o' in ‘cockfighting' raised; p.198 l.19 ‘t' raised in ‘it'; p.199 ll.2 and 11 raised ‘r' at end of line antepenultimate line ‘E' broken in ‘Eng-' last line ‘King's' rather than ‘Queen's'; p.214 l.10 ‘u' in ‘house' broken; p.226 l.6 ‘hat' for ‘that'; p.240 l.13 raised space between ‘together' and following semi-colon; p.252 l.13 ‘r' in ‘from' printed too heavily; p.259 l.16 raised hyphen at end of line; p.262 l.1 raised space after ‘and'; p.271 l.3 no closing inverted commas at end of line; p.273 l.10 ‘d' in ‘proved' broken; p.279 l.5 of text broken ‘m' in ‘mind'; p.289 l.11 risen space between ‘Well' and following question-mark; p.299 last line ‘strang er's' for ‘stranger's'; in Vol.III chapter heading p.24 ‘R' in ‘RESPECTABLE' battered; p.25 l.9 ‘e' broken in ‘sence' and l.17 risen space after ‘way'; p.56 l.7 risen space after ‘thou'; p.68 l.2 comma instead of full-stop after ‘redemption'; p.73 last line ‘s' in ‘see' ‘e' in ‘her' and first ‘e' in ‘weep' broken; p.76 antepenultimate line ‘y' broken in ‘young'; p.80 l.4 ‘h' battered at start; p.83 l.14 ‘o' in ‘moment's' broken; chapter heading p.92 ‘S' in ‘METROPOLIS' broken; p.99 l.4 raised space before ‘come'; p.115 l.2 of text ‘Clay pole' for ‘Claypole'; p.123 l.13 ‘ascent' for ‘assent'; p.163 l.13 ‘below bridge' for (probably) ‘below the bridge'; p.200 l.11 ‘g' in ‘again' broken; p.213 l.12 ‘ed' of ‘feared' broken; p.218 l.15 ‘r' in ‘sir' very badly broken; p.231 l.19 full-stop lacking after ‘man's'; p.239 l.14 ‘m' in ‘remoter' printed too heavily; p.246 l.20 ‘d' in ‘old' broken; p.255 l.16 ‘d' in ‘joined' broken; p.266 l.8 ‘g' in ‘laugh-' broken; p.297 last line ‘t' in ‘not' broken; p.396 l.20 redundant comma after ‘animation'.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Oliver Twist; Or, The parish boy's progress. By "Boz." Paris, Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co., No. 18, Rue Vivienne, 1839. Lge.post 8vo; half-title present; pp.[iv]+[368 (last two leaves Contents)]; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards and edges. Covers worn; nice internally.

The first Paris edition.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1839. Portrait frontispiece engraved by Finden after Maclise, and thirty-nine etched plates by Phiz; horizontally ribbed green cloth, quadruple ruled blind borders on sides, spine blind banded and lettered gilt with title in two lines and the date at foot. Covers worn; some foxing; a good copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir 695, but a variant binding, though like his bound from the parts. Sadleir makes no mention of issue points, but the present copy has the publisher's imprint at foot of the first four plates, and also the first issue readings of the text ‘visiter' for ‘sister' at l.17 on p.123, and ‘latter' instead of ‘letter' at l.43 on p.160; the plate to p.457 is in the earlier state, with the extended caption. Eckel pp.64-6.z

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1839. Portrait frontispiece engraved by Finden after Maclise, and thirty nine etched plates by Phiz; pp.[iii]-xvi+624; contemporary half natural calf, puce bubble-grain cloth sides, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt, dark brown label, sprinkled edges, end-papers faced green. Slight rubbing and peeling to calf; a couple of plates slightly chipped at margins, and most plates with some foxing and marginal embrowning; a few fore-margins very slightly frayed; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Bound up from the parts. Text with correct reading, ‘sister' at line 17 on p.123 (second state), but with the first state reading ‘latter' instead of ‘letter' at l.43 on p.160; first four plates in the earlier state, with publisher's imprint at foot; the plate to p.457 also in the earlier state, with the extended caption. Bound up without the half-title. Eckel, pp.64-6.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, Containing a faithful account of the Fortunes, misfortunes, uprisings, downfallings, And Complete career of the Nickleby family. In two volumes. Paris, Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1839. 2 Vols. bound in one without half-titles (which are possibly not called for), but otherwise complete, the Contents leaves to both volumes being bound in, correctly, at the end of volume two; contemporary half black calf, spine with raised bands, tooled gilt and blind, red lettering-piece, marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Leather very slightly rubbed, the boards more so; some foxing, mostly slight and light, throughout, but heavier on the first few leaves of volume one; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The dedication and Preface, which in the English edition were issued with the final part, here form a portion of the prelims. to volume two, and this suggests that they were not available when volume one was prepared for issue. It thus seems that, in addition to being the first Paris and first two volume edition, this is probably, in part, the first edition in book form, volume one having been issued separately whilst the parts publication in England was still in process. The book edition was published in England in October 1839. Press cuttings relating to the illness and death of Dickens are tipped on to the front free end-paper and binder's blank.

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DICKENS (Charles). The Life and adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, Containing a faithful account of the Fortunes, misfortunes, uprisings, downfallings, And Complete career of the Nickleby Family. Vol.I. [Vol.II.]. Leipzig, Frederick Fleischer, 1839 [1840]. 2 Vols., 12mo; half/series titles lacking in each volume; contemporary quarter green cloth, continental green and black marbled boards. Nastily recased by an amateur; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the correct reading ‘sister' in Chapter XIV (here Vol.I, p.224, l.26), but with ‘latter' for ‘letter' in Chapter XVII (here Vol.I, p.294, l.32). Issued as volumes IV and V of Dickens' Works. Volume one may precede the first English edition in book form, volume two may have been published late in 1839 and dated ahead. The book edition was published in England in October 1839.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Scenes from the life Of Nickleby Married. Containing Certain remarkable passages, Strange Adventures, and Extraordinary Occurrences. That befel The Nickleby family [faint mark that looks like a full-stop, but may be a risen shoulder] In their further career; Being A sequel to the "Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," As edited by "Boz." With illustrations by "Quiz." London: John Williams, 44, Paternoster Row, And 43, Aldersgate Street, 1840. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; twenty-two etched plates; leaf Q4 apparently a cancel (v. note); pp.[2]+[iv]+[3] - 516; puce fine-diaper cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine (v. note). Sympathetically re-backed and re-cased, preserving the original end-papers; a little light foxing, mostly marginal to the first half of the volume (v. note), and plates with browning to some edges, and scattered foxing; in general, however, a nice copy of a very scarce title.

Apparently a publisher's cloth, but probably issued originally with a paper spine-label, the present gilt lettering between unadorned double rules being evidently later. The present copy exhibits stab-holes throughout, and appears to have been bound up from unsold parts, the stab-holes suggesting that the issue was made twenty-two parts in twenty-one, each consisting of twelve leaves with the exception of the first, which included an additional eight. The paper stock is white with a slight tendency to fox up to the start of gathering HH, and thereafter a harder, thinner, ‘antique-toned' paper was used that shows virtually no foxing. Because of the change of paper stock, and the collation, it can be said with some confidence that the title leaf was issued with the first number and the two leaves containing the Preface and Contents with the last. The leaf that we suspect of being a cancel in this copy, Q4 (pp.127 - 8), occurs in the white stock portion of the book, but is on the antique-toned paper used for the latter portion. Though the title-page contains no author's name ("Boz" being implied), the Preface is signed "Guess". One of the better-written Dickens sequels, and a remarkably close imitation both of his manner and style - his defects as well as his excellencies (except that it does not have his forensic accuracy of observation) - this extending even to his peculiarities of spelling (‘recal', ‘visiter', etc.), but the plotting is somewhat unsatisfactory in the second half. Includes a well planned highway robbery, a kidnapping, and a good deal of other criminality of one kind or another. There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.21, 45, 85, 89, 100, 109, 120, 133, 140, 156, 173, 204, 237, 260, 276, 308, 329, 364, 388, 428, 432, and 444. They are of excellent quality. A scarce title, not in the Gimbel or Suzzanet catalogues, nor in NUC; the British Library has only a defective copy (lacking all after p.504), to which COPAC adds the University of Birmingham copy only; Summers, p.495; Block, p.173, quoting one bookseller's copy only; not in Sadleir or Wolff; Kitton, Dickensiana, 529; Miller, p.245.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Scenes from the life Of Nickleby Married. Containing Certain remarkable passages, Strange Adventures, and Extraordinary Occurrences. That befel The Nickleby family [faint mark that looks like a full-stop, but may be a risen shoulder] In their further career; Being A sequel to the "Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," As edited by "Boz." With illustrations by "Quiz." London: John Williams, 44, Paternoster Row, And 43, Aldersgate Street, 1840. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; twenty-two etched plates; pp.[2]+[iv]+[3] - 516; Contemporary half-calf, marbled sides. Calf a little rubbed, and chipped a little at tail of spine; marbling of sides a little rubbed and darkened; some offsetting from plates, and a few scattered marks in margins here are there; most plates embrowned at edges, some uniformly embrowned, several with slight marginal damp-staining; the final plate embrowned at edges, damp-stained, and foxed; in general, however, a nice copy of a very scarce title.

Originally issued twenty-two parts in twenty-one, each consisting of twelve leaves with the exception of the first, which included an additional eight. The present copy exhibits stab-holes to most gatherings, but they frequently fall so far into the the gutter as to be difficult to spot. It appears, nonetheless to have been bound up wholly from the parts. The paper stock is white up to the start of gathering LL, and thereafter a harder, thinner, ‘antique-toned' paper was used. Because of the change of paper stock, and the collation, it can be said with some confidence that the title leaf was issued with the first number and the two leaves containing the Preface and Contents with the last. The stock on which the plates are printed appears to vary also, those in the early portion of the volume having a strong tendency to embrown, though they are without brittleness. Though the title-page contains no author's name ("Boz" being implied), the Preface is signed "Guess". One of the better-written Dickens sequels, and a remarkably close imitation both of his manner and style - his defects as well as his excellencies (except that it does not have his forensic accuracy of observation) - this extending even to his peculiarities of spelling (‘recal', ‘visiter', etc.), but the plotting is somewhat unsatisfactory in the second half. Includes a well planned highway robbery, a kidnapping, and a good deal of other criminality of one kind or another. There is no list of illustrations, but they are here correctly bound in to face pp.9, 29, 61, 89, 113, 143, 171, 181, 209, 233, 263, 273, 293, 322, 343, 393, 409, 425, 437, 466, 499, and 514. They are of excellent quality. A scarce title, not in the Gimbel or Suzzanet catalogues, nor in NUC; the British Library has only a defective copy (lacking all after p.504), to which COPAC adds the University of Birmingham copy only; Summers, p.495; Block, p.173, quoting one bookseller's copy only; not in Sadleir or Wolff; Kitton, Dickensiana, 529; Miller, p.245.

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DICKENS (Charles). [Loose-leaf portfolio for the weekly issues of] Master Humphrey's Clock. Green fine-diaper cloth over thin boards, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked with central clock motif gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fawn paste-downs; super roy.8vo format. Sewn into the back of the portfolio are twenty-six vertical silk cords attached at top and bottom and evidently intended to retain the twenty-six numbers forming volume one. TOGETHER WITH: DICKENS (Charles). Master Humphrey's clock. With illustrations By George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Chapman and Hall,, 186, Strand, Saturday, April 4 - Saturday, October 17, 1840, being issues 1-29 containing volume one complete, together with the first three numbers of volume two, these loosely laid in. Portfolio neatly restored at front joint, and twenty-three cords broken (all but one of them at the lower end); text showing some slight dusting and fingering, and one or two fox-spots, but in general nice.

The portfolio, which now is rare, was issued as a piece of opportunism by William Mark Clark, a publisher himself of novels in penny parts and weekly numbers. It's origin is made clear by an advertising slip present in some copies of No. V. of the parts issue of Marryat's ‘Poor Jack', which appeared in May 1840. This reads: JUST MADE!!! / [thick-thin rule] / THE CASE / for / "Master Humphrey's Clock," / A portfolio / to preserve the / Numbers of the Clock / As they appear, until complete for binding / [short rule] / Price 1s. 6d. / [short rule] / London: / W.M. Clark, 17, Warwick Lane.' Clark has shown some prescience in the production of this Portfolio: the blind blocking is similar to, but not identical with, that eventually used on the bound volumes of the cloth issue, the clock motif being similarly placed on the front cover, although the clock itself is different in style. Clark has in fact copied it from the scarce prospectus for the work, designed by Hablot Browne, though he has incorporated it within a differing design, the lower portion of the clock, the doors of which are open, being surrounded with a gilt-blocked border utilising a floral motif similar to, but again not identical with, that appearing on the front cover of the first number. In the present copy of the numbers, the first number lacks the full-stop after the date, is designated one in Roman Numerals, and has only two and two-third lines of bookseller's credits after the publisher's address on the front wrapper, this being the earliest state.

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DICKENS (Charles). Barnaby Rudge. With Illustrations by George Cattermole & Hablot Browne. Chapman and Hall, Saturday, February 13, 1841 - [Saturday, November 27, 1841], being issues 46-87 of the 88 weekly numbers of Master Humphrey's Clock. Super Royal 8vo; complete with the original white printed wrappers to all but the last four parts; the frontispiece illustration, title-page, and Preface leaf issued with No.52 bound in at the front; later full vellum, red label, sprinkled edges, cream light and dark brown and gold marbled end-papers. Some faults internally, but in general nice.

Master Humphreys Clock, which included The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and some short linking passages providing a setting for the storytelling, was issued originally in threepenny weekly numbers consisting each of a single Royal 8vo gathering, the outer leaves being cover and advertisements. Every fourth or fifth week the text portions of these numbers were collected, and made up into monthly parts, whereupon they were provided with blue wrappers - and in this process the numbers were trimmed down. Thus is explained the curious collation of the part and subsequent volume issues, which, though 8vo, are gathered in sixes. The inside front cover of nos.80-83 in the present copy is devoted to a full-page letter from the author ‘To the Readers of "Master Humphrey's Clock"', in which he explains his reasons for giving up weekly publication, forecasts his visit to America, and looks forward to his next publication in monthly parts. Since the wrappers were discarded when the parts and volumes were made up, this letter is only rarely found. Very scarce in the weekly numbers. Eckel, pp.67-70.

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DICKENS (Charles). Master Humphrey's clock. With illustrations By George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1840-1. 3 Vols., super Royal 8vo, gathered in sixes; bound in one, each volume with frontispiece and numerous engravings on text-paper; contemporary half black calf, marbled sides, spine with raised bands, tooled gilt and blind, green label, fawn coated end-papers. In general an excellent copy.

An unusually tall copy, possibly bound up from the threepenny weekly numbers rather than the smaller monthly parts.

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