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.

DIGNAN (John). The slave captain; A legend of Liverpool. By John Dignan, Author of "A romance of Liverpool life." London: T.C. Newby, 72, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square. Liverpool: John Dignan, at his Newspaper and advertising Office, South John-street, 1847. Lge.12mo, signed and gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; tipped on engraved frontispiece, and one plate, both on plate paper; pp.[3]-288; horizontally fine ribbed teak brown cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Small fox-spotting of frontispiece; small red mark on back end-papers; otherwise a very nice, crisp copy.

Printed in Liverpool. The title-page is here a single inset, and the pagination allows for a half-title leaf or blank to precede it. The frontispiece, however, has been folded along one edge into the gutter and tipped tightly onto the title-page and front end-paper in such manner as to make quite clear that no preceding leaf could ever have been present in the book as it was issued. Block, p.60

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DILLWYN (E.A.). The Rebecca rioter: A story of Killay life. In Two Volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1880. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; Editor's Epilogue leaf bearing printer's imprint on verso followed by integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; light blue sand grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of front joint in volume two; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1832: "Rebecca is a secret organisation of Welshmen who destroy turnpikes as a protest against taxes. Welsh nationalism and Welsh dialect are well rendered. . . . The author's first novel."

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DISRAELI (The Right Honorable [sic] B.). Lothair. In three volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870. 3 Vols., post 8vo; blank before half-title in volume one; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one, dated January 1870; integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes two and three; pp.[viii]+328; [iv]+321+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [iv]+333+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green dot and line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat restoration to cloth at extremities of spines; end-papers almost invisibly strengthened at gutters with matching paper; two or three leaves lightly foxed; but in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 720 (first variant); Wolff, 1839, noting no variants.

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DISRAELI (The Right Honorable [sic] B.). Lothair. In three volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870. 3 Vols., post 8vo; blank before half-title in volume one; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one, dated January 1870; final blank in volume two; blank followed by 4pp. integral advertisements (signed ‘Vol.III z') at end of volume three; pp.[viii]+328; [iv]+321+[iii]; [iv]+333+[iii]+[iv]; green dot and line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat restoration to cloth at head of volume one; two end-papers almost invisibly strengthened at gutters with matching paper; two or three leaves lightly foxed; but in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 720: volumes two and three exhibiting the variant state of text recorded in Sadleir's notes (a) and (b) (except that in the latter case the additional advertisement leaves are here signed ‘z'); Wolff, 1839, noting no variants.

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DISRAELI (Benjamin). Endymion. By the author of "Lothair". In three volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880. Final blank in volume two; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[iv]+331+[i (blank)]; [iv]+337+[iii]; [iv]+346+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered silver on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with leaf and flower pattern in grey. Library label removed from each front cover; otherwise nice.

Sadleir 712; Wolff, 1836. As Wolff remarks, the author's name appears on the spines, as ‘The Earl of Beaconsfield'. The first issue, without the erratum on Z2 of volume two. Characters and scenes portrayed in the novel, under other names, are said to include Canning's House at Brompton; Napoleon III; Lady Caroline Lamb; Cardinal Manning; W.M. Thackeray; Charles Dickens; Mazzini; Lord Palmerston; Prince Metternich; The Athenaeum; Baron N. de Rothschild, and Disraeli himself.

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[DISRAELI (Benjamin,] Earl of Beaconsfield). Tales and Sketches By The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G. With a prefatory memoir By J. Logie Robertson, M.A. London: William Paterson & Co., 1891. Half/series title and engraved portrait frontispiece, etched by M. Ad. Lalauze, with tissue guard precede title page; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xxiv]+389+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; quarter horizontally fine ribbed leaf green cloth, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, ruled gilt on sides, bright lime green diagonally very fine ribbed cloth sides; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated bright lemon. Very slight marking of covers, and slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the fourth volume in the series ‘The Treasure House of Tales by Great Authors'. The ordinary issue, but an unusual variant binding, probably primary: volumes in this series usually being seen in blue buckram, gilt. Sadleir, 727, records the issue on hand-made paper limited to 55 numbered copies, with a similar, but differently coloured, binding; not in Wolff. Includes a number of pieces here first collected in book form.

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DIXON (Ella Hepworth). The Story of A Modern Woman. William Heinemann, 1894. Pp.viii+271+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 20pp. catalogue at end, dated March 1894; pale green glazed linen blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight, light marking of covers; end-papers lightly foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. John Sutherland in the ‘Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction' describes this work as "the greatest unread novel of female struggle in this century". According to the publisher's files, published December 17th, 1894. It was the author's only novel.

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DORAN (Dr.). New pictures And Old panels. Richard Bentley, 1859. Engraved portrait frontispiece, after a photograph; diagonal ripple grain light salmon pink cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; pale lemon coated end-papers. Neat restoration to nick in cloth at headband; neat contemporary inscription on upper margin of title page; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DORMER (Daniel). Entered at Stationers' Hall. Out of the mists. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1886. F'cap 8vo; inserted leaf of trade advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced brownish black. A fine crisp copy.

Issued as Vol.IX of Arrowsmith's Bristol Library.

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DOSTOIEVSKY (Th.). Humilies et offenses. Traduit du Russe par Ed. Humbert. Paris, Librarie Plon, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs, 1884. Half-title present; contemporary straight grain morocco cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Near fine.

The first edition in French, preceding the first translation into English by two years. "The Insulted and Injured" was first published in instalments at St. Petersburg in the journal ‘Time' in 1861. The present strongly bound volume bears the unusual binder's ticket on the front pastedown of ‘The Govt. Press, Alahabad'.

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DOUDNEY (Sarah). A son of the morning. With a frontispiece by G.H. Edwards. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece (with key-plate) printed in shades of sepia, with tissue guard; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.viii (including the inset frontispiece)+271+[i (blank)]+[8]; tan buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within square triple-ruled border, black, on back cover, pictorially blocked chromatically black, blue-green, and green, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black, green, and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated black. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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DOUDNEY (Sarah). Through Pain To Peace. A novel. In Three Vols. Vol.I. [II; III] 1892, Hutchinson & Co., 25, Paternoster Square. Last leaf of volume one a single inset; pp.vi+289+[i (blank)]; vi+279+[i (blank)]; vi+267+[i (blank)]; broad frond patterned ribbon embossed grey cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark charcoal. Spines a little rubbed and dull; prelims. lacking in volume three; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1869, recording the undated one volume edition of 1893 without either noticing that is in fact a reprint, or assigning it a date. Undated Hutchinson titles from the 1890s are pretty well always reprints.

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DOUDNEY (Sarah). A vanished hand. London, James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1896 [i.e., Winter 1895]. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece and two plates; 22pp. integral advertisements at end (paged 3-24), continuing the signatures; pp.[viii]+193+[i (blank)]+[22]; olive brown buckram, ruled black, blocked black and pink, on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black and pink within ruled circle on back cover, lettered black on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered olive brown through gilt, on spine; laid-paper end-papers. Covers a little dull and marked; poor quality end-papers embrowned; some foxing passim; a good copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The pagination of the advertisements is curious, but is correct as issued: they begin on the second leaf of a new gathering, the text having apparently over-run by some fourteen lines onto the first leaf, pp.1-2 of the advertisements being then dropped to accommodate it. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.9, and 129, and are here so tipped in.

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DOUGALL (L[ily].). The Zeit-Geist. Hutchinson & Co., N.D. [May, 1895]. Narrow cr.8vo; epigraph/author's note leaf follows vignette half/series title with series advertisements on verso; half-tone frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page, signed ‘GHE', printed in red and black on plate paper, with tissue guard; pp.[iv]+[iv (frontispiece and title-page)]+[260]; mustard coarse rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark brown on back cover, blocked dark brown and lettered mustard through dark brown in series style on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight spine roll, and very slight cracking of end-papers; ownership inscription dated ‘June 28th 1896' on half-title; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Issued as the first volume of ‘The Zeit-Geist Library'. The 2s. cloth issue; also issued in paper wrappers at 1s. 6d. The present copy is of the ‘Fourth Edition', a fact apparent only from its listing on the advertisement leaf. Not in Sadleir, who does not record this series; Wolff, 1873, listing an apparently shorter copy of the first printing in paper wrappers, with the comment "This is the only volume I have yet seen of the Zeit-Geist Library". It is likewise the only volume we have seen. An evidently scarce series, even though three of the first four titles listed in our copy have reached at least their second edition. Wolff notes from the advertisement in his copy two other titles in the series; our copy adds: ‘A comedy in spasms' by the author of ‘A Yellow Aster' [Mrs. Caffyn]; and, as in the press, ‘A man and his womankind' by Nora Vynne; and ‘A little love affair' by Gyp.

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DOWSON (Ernest). Dilemmas: Stories and studies in sentiment. The Diary of a Successful Man - A Case of Conscience - An Orchestral Violin - Souvenirs of an Egoist - The Statute of Limitations. London, Elkin Mathews; New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[xii]+139+[i (blank)]; 20pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end dated 1895; pale blue cloth flecked dark blue, lettered black on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine faded as usual with this volume, and a small light mark on back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

A total of 600 copies of this work were printed for sale in England and America. Dully produced, it seems to have had a far lower capacity for survival than the more elegant volumes of the poems.

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DOWSON (Ernest) and MOORE (Arthur). Adrian Rome. By Ernest Dowson and Arthur Moore, Authors of "A Comedy of Masks". Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1899. Publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue dated February 1899, at end; pp.[iv]+364; vertically fine ribbed deep turquoise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, elaborately blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, cloth a little bubbled on sides, and very slightly marked at fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The first binding, copies being known also in a much plainer bubble-grain cloth of a pale green colour, and without the catalogue. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. The great shadow. By A. Conan Doyle, Author of "The White Company", "Micah Clarke" "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual, 1892. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street, London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited. The Right of Translation is Reserved. N.D. [1892]. F'cap 8vo; two leaves commercial advertisements precede title leaf with commercial advertisements on verso; Contents leaf with commercial advertisements on lower half of recto and on verso; 3pp. integral commercial advertisements at end, the last bearing on verso a list of ‘Books by Dr. Conan Doyle', including eight titles; pp.[iv]+184+[iv]; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Small piece chipped from blank fore-margin of 1[8] (not approaching text); otherwise a nice copy.

The true first printing, bearing the words ‘Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual / 1892' on the title-page, and an early state: without the additional 16pp. commercial and publisher's advertisements at end added to all recorded copies of the issue in wrappers (which was increased to 24pp. in the later ‘Bristol Library' edition, advertisements having evidently been added as more were obtained). The copies in cloth will have had to have been the first ones printed in order for their binding up to have been completed by the time that the copies in wrappers were prepared (publication of the two being necessarily simultaneous), though later bound copies in cloth may conceivably have included more advertisements. Copies in cloth were presumably published at 1/6d. as against the 1/- for wrappered copies, and relatively few of them will have been produced. (Publisher's records for the similar two issues of Stevenson's ‘The Dynamiter' suggest a ratio of 16:1). Green & Gibson, A11a, unfortunately garble their entry on this volume, giving an incomplete and inadequate description of the cloth issue, and listing it under a heading which belongs in fact to the first entry on the following page. Locke, p.36; Sadleir 744, recording only a copy of the later ‘Bristol Library' printing; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of Doyle's works. A difficult book to find now in any form, but distinctly scarce in this early cloth issue as an Annual.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. The great shadow. By A. Conan Doyle, Author of "The White Company", "Micah Clarke" "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street, London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited. The Right of Translation is Reserved. N.D. [1892]. F'cap 8vo; imprint leaf with commercial advertisements on verso precedes half-title; list of ‘Books by Dr. Conan Doyle', including eight titles, on verso of half-title; commercial advertisement on lower half of Contents page, verso blank; text numbered pp.[5]-184; 28pp. integral commercial and publishers' advertisements at end, on p.4 of which is repeated the listing of ‘Books by Dr. Conan Doyle'; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Nice copy.

A presentation copy from the author with his holograph inscription on the half-title page: "E.W. Hornung from A Conan Doyle Nov 4th/92". Hornung, the writer of the Raffles books, was destined to become Conan Doyle's brother-in-law, and in view of this provenance pencil scoring on several pages of the text against passages relating to the relationship between the narrator and his betrothed are not without some interest. Hornung married Constance Doyle in 1893. Issued as volume LII of Arrowsmith's Bristol Library. Locke, p.36 records that the book was issued as Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual for 1892, and only subsequently in the Bristol Library, but the date of the inscription in this copy necessarily calls his statement into question. A comparison of the present copy with a copy of the Annual reveals that the volume contains the same advertisements, including the leaf headed ‘Publications in the Press' on which "Life in Him Yet" by St. John Raikes is advertised for publication ‘In December', The advertisements are differently ordered, however, and three further pages have been added: one, carrying the second listing of ‘Books by Dr. Conan Doyle' is evidently included as a space filler, and a further half-page advertisement for Arrowsmith's printing might be regarded in a similar light; the remaining two, a full-page advertisement for the ‘Yost Typewriter Co., Ltd.', and a half-page advertisement for ‘The ‘Dernathistic' (Brown's Patent) Corset' are wholly new. This suggests that the volume was indeed printed later than the Annual, since it is unlikely that an advertiser would have opted deliberately to appear in only a portion of the run, missing the seasonal wide circulation of the Annual. Sadleir 744, moreover, records a copy of the book issue in cloth in which the leaf before the half-title apparently carries only advertisements. This may suggest a later printing still, and that advertising continued to be sought. Cloth copies of the book edition had evidently been bound up by the beginning of November, when Doyle presented the present copy to Hornung. It might, of course, have been an advance copy; but how early was the Christmas Annual published? Greene & Gibson say 31st October - but they also say the present volume was ‘printed during November', which is evidently wrong. The present copy is at any rate presumably of the very earliest issue not calling itself an ‘Annual'. A difficult book to find in its own right, and a superb association copy.

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DOYLE ( A. Conan). The Stark Munro letters: Being a series of sixteen letters written by J. Stark Munro, M.B., to his friend and former fellow-Student, Herbert Swanborough, of Lowell, Massachusetts, during the years 1881-1884 Edited and arranged by A. Conan Doyle. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. Frontispiece with tissue guard and title-page vignette, by Alice Barber Stephens; imprint leaf at end, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue, dated July, 1895; bevelled very dark green smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers faced black. Slight mottling of cloth, and two pin-holes in cloth over front joint; some foxing of prelims. and tissue, mostly very slight; otherwise a fine copy.

Written by Doyle. A novel in epistolary form. This copy has the reading ‘incisions' for ‘excisions' at line eight of ‘Swanborough's' preface, probably as always. Printed in Aberdeen. Green & Gibson, A18a

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DOYLE (A. Conan). The exploits Of Brigadier Gerard. With twenty-four illustrations, By W.B. Wollen, R.I. George Newnes, Ltd, 1896. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and twenty-three plates; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated ‘10.2.96'; pp.[viii]+334+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's name device black on back cover, blocked black, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight motling of covers, and gilt a little dull; neat, almost invisible, restoration to cloth at extreme tailband; two small worm-holes through back cover and last few leaves of text; a little light scattered foxing, chiefly affecting plates; a very good, and generally crisp copy, nonetheless. In our experience one of the harder Doyle titles to find, particularly in acceptable condition.

The first issue. Sadleir, 742, listing a copy with the same catalogue as this, but failing to notice the date: the "incidental date ‘March 2, 1896'" he mentions being an advance announcement in the first advertisement. Not in Wolff. Green & Gibson, A19a, noting copies with catalogues dated either ‘30.11.95' or ‘10.2.86', as here, as constituting the first issue, the book having been published on 15th February 1896. Copies are also known with an undated catalogue attributable to 1897, or a catalogue dated ‘4/98'. 7,500 copies were printed.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). Rodney Stone. With illustrations [by S.D. Paget]. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1896. Frontispiece and seven plates; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; dark purple fine-diaper cloth, lettered and blocked gilt on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut; dark chocolate coated end-papers. Inscription on front end-paper [v. note], and very slight marking of cloth; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

Sadleir 749. In the opinion of Doyle (and ourselves) the author's best novel. A difficult title to find in acceptable condition. Green & Gibson, A20a, recording both cloth and end-papers as black. In this copy the colour of the cloth is definitely dark purple, as in every copy we have seen, and that of the end-papers dark chocolate. The front paste-down bears an ownership inscription in black ink dated ‘Nov. 1896': the month of publication.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). Uncle Bernac: A memory of the empire. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1897. Blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven half-tone plates, by Robert Sauber; headpiece to first chapter; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper, at end, signed ‘X', and hence presumably integral, though the last text gathering is signed ‘U'; scarlet buckram, blocked, lettered, and with ruled box, gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Slight bubbling of cloth; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy. Scrce thus.

Green & Gibson, A21, but a minor binding variant, unrecorded by them, with the end-papers coated dark chocolate instead of black. Sadleir, 751; Wolff, 1921, both recording copies with black end-papers. We have ourselves never seen another copy with brown end-papers, and wonder whether this might not perhaps have been an advance copy.

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DOYLE (A. Conan). A duet With an occasional chorus. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, 1899. 2pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 12pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1899 in which the present work is advertised as ‘In Preparation'; sage green buckram lettered gilt on flat spine and front cover; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Neat restorations to cloth over joints; otherwise a nice copy.

The flat spine of this book is backed with such a thick board, and the cloth covering it is so delicate, that the hinges almost always split to some extent. Green & Gibson, A24a: the first issue.

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DOYLE (C.W.). The taming of The jungle. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1899. Roy.16mo, gathered in half-sheets; final blank; glazed white boards illustrated in full colour over sides and spine, and bearing the title and author's name on a vertical panel at each fore-margin. Paper covering of spine very slightly chipped; otherwise a fine copy.

Stories set in the jungle of the Terai - "the great tract of jungle that skirts the foothills of the Himalayas, in the province of Kumaon." The very unusual cover design is by J.T. Nettleship.

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[DRACHMANN (Holger).]. Danish stories: The cruise Of The "Wild Duck" And Other tales. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Sm.narrow 8vo; pp.208; tipped in leaf of pale sage green paper at end advertising ‘Unwin's Novel Series'; glazed unbleached linen, ruled on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover and up spine, all dark blue; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Light damp-staining of spine; very slight, light, foxing of end-papers and some prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume 24 of the Pseudonym Library, and published simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 2/- and in wrappers at 1/6d. The Preface is signed H.C.M.

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DRAKE (Nathan). Noontide leisure; Or, Sketches in summer, Outlines from nature and imagination, And including A Tale of the Days of Shakespeare. In two volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in The Strand: And W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1824. Tall f'cap 8vo; two volumes bound in one; half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; early Victorian quarter green embossed cloth, leather label, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Early signature on half-title in each volume, and on verso of title-page in volume one; corners of boards slightly worn, and sides very slightly rubbed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A curiously arranged publication, the novel, "Montchensey, a Tale of the Days of Shakespeare", occupying 354 of the 629 pages of the text, but split into sections interspersed with essays. A very pleasant period use of cloth. Not in Sadleir.

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DRAYSON (Major-Gen. A.W. Drayson, late R.A., F.R.A.S.). The white chief Of The Caffres. George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 9 Lafayette Place, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.315+[i (blank)]+3-6 [sic]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed bright purple cloth, ruled and embossed with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked pictorially brown, black, turquoise green, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, blocked turquoise green and black on spine; end-papers printed florally dark grey. Spine a little faded, otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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DROSINES (Georgios). Amaryllis. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1891. 12mo; two blanks at end; pp.163+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; glazed natural linen ruled and lettered blue on front cover and up spine, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blue on back cover; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail bands; neat ownership inscription dated ‘16/9/92' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume 5 in The Pseudonym Library, this being the latest volume listed in the series advertisement on the verso of the half-title. The author's name on title-page and cover is given in Greek letter.

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DROZ (G.). Leisure hour series: Babolain, A novel Translated from the French By Ms. New York, Holt & Williams, 1873. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank and advertisement leaf precede title-page; blank and binder's blank at end; half-title not called for; pale cream buckram covered thin boards, ruled, blocked and lettered black on sides and spine; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with advertisements in red. Slight fading of spine, but a near fine copy.

THOMAS HARDY's copy, bearing his signature on the blank recto of the advertisement leaf.

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DROZ (Gustave). Papa, mama and baby. Translated without abridgment from the 130th French edition. Illustrated With sixteen page engravings from designs by Morin. London: Vizatelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1887. Wood-engraved frontispiece and fifteen plates; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32p. catalogue at end dated March 1887; pp.261+[i (blind)]+[ii]; pale olive green buckram blocked black, reddish brown, and grey-green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated light yellow. A little scattered foxing, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.64, 66, 73, 82, 97, 104, 116, 133, 137, 155, 164, 172, 195, and 231, and are here so tipped in.

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DRURY (Anna Harriet). Friends and Fortune: A Moral Tale. William Pickering, 1849. Half-title and title precede single inset dedication leaf; integral leaf of advertisements for "Annesley and other poems" "by the same Authoress" at end; pp.376+[ii]; f'cap 8vo in half-sheets; vertically ribbed moiré scarlet cloth, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Label chipped very slightly at upper edge, and a little dusty; end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise a near-fine copy of a scarce Pickering item.

This title not in Sadleir, who records no work by this author earlier than 1863; nor in Wolff, who records nothing earlier than 1859. The authoress's second book, and her first novel. Printed by Whittingham at Chiswick.

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DRURY (W.P., Captain, Royal Marines Light Infantry). The Tadpole Of an Archangel, And other Naval Stories. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.; Portsmouth: Charpentier & Co., 46, High Steet [sic], 1898. Half-title not called for; advertisement leaf follows title-page; final blank; light lilac-blue buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Very slight fading of spine, otherwise a near-fine copy.

Printed as well as published in Portsmouth. We are not aware of any issue significance of the misprint on the title-page.

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DUDENEY (Mrs. Henry E.). Hagar of Homerton. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated May, 1898; pp.viii+333+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; black coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; old cream, slightly glazed, end-papers. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). La comtesse De Salisbury. Bruxelles, J. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1839. 2 Vols. This edition NOT IN MUNRO, but bearing the same date as the Paris edition, and the several Brussels editions that he does record. BOUND WITH: --- Maitre Adam Le Calabrais. Bruxelles, J. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1839. Munro, p.88. The third of the Brussels editions listed by Munro. 3 Vols. bound in one, 16mo, gathered in half sheets; each volume with half-title, but probably lacking blank or advertisement leaf at end; bound up without the wrappers in contemporary quarter net grain claret cloth, marbled boards. Boards rubbed, slight foxing and dusting, otherwise nice.



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DUMAS (Alexandre). Les Stuarts. Bruxelles, A. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1840. 2 Vols. Munro, pp.100-101. The first Brussels edition listed by Munro, the same date as the Paris edition. BOUND WITH: --- Vaninka [et] Urbain Grandier. Bruxelles, A. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1841. Munro, p.93. The first combined edition. 3 Vols. bound in one, 16mo, gathered in half sheets; each volume with half-title; bound up without the wrappers in contemporary quarter net grain claret cloth, marbled boards. Boards rubbed, slight foxing and dusting, otherwise nice.



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DUMAS (Alexandre). Jean Cavalier. Bruxelles, A. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1841. Munro, p.93. The first separate edition. BOUND WITH: --- Excursions En Belgique. Bruxelles, A. Jamar, editeur-libraire, Rue de la regence, 8, 1841. Wood-engraved frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper. Munro, pp.107-8. The first separate edition. 2 Vols. bound in one, 16mo, gathered in half sheets; each volume with half-title; bound up without the wrappers in contemporary quarter net grain claret cloth, marbled boards. Boards rubbed, otherwise nice.



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DUMAS (Alexandre). Une Fille du regent. Bruxelles, Alph. Lebegue et Sacre fils, Imprimeurs-editeurs, 1844. 3 Vols. bound in one, 16mo, gathered in half sheets; each volume with half-title, but probably lacking blank or advertisement leaf at end; bound up without the wrappers in contemporary quarter vertically ribbed green cloth, cream boards marbled black. Lacking front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Munro, p.141. The fifth of the editions listed by Munro, all of them dated 1844.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Michel-ange [includes also ‘Titien Vecelli']. Bruxelles, Alph. Lebegue et Sacre fils, Imprimeurs-editeurs, 1844. Munro, p.151. The first of the separate editions listed by Munro. BOUND WITH: --- Les Medicis. Bruxelles, Alph. Lebegue et Sacre fils, Imprimeurs-editeurs, 1845. Munro, p.149. The first of the Brussels editions listed by Munro. BOUND WITH: --- Gabriel Lambert. Bruxelles, Alph. Lebegue et Sacre fils, Imprimeurs-editeurs, 1844. Munro, p.133, the fourth of the Brussels editions listed by Munro, all of them dated 1844. 3 Vols. bound in one, 16mo, gathered in half sheets; in each volume with half-title; bound up without the wrappers in contemporary quarter vertically ribbed green cloth, cream boards marbled black. Nice.



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DUMAS (Alexandre). Le chevalier De Maison-rouge (Episode de 1793) Tome I [II; III]. Bruxelles, Societe Belge de Librairie, Hauman et Ce, 1845 [so volumes one and two; volume three: Meline, Cans et Compagnie, Librairie, Imprimerie, et Fouderie, 1846]. 3 Vols., 12mo in half sheets; half-titles lacking; pp.[iii]-250; [iii]-252; [iii]-295+[i (blank)]; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Calf of spines badly defective; small piece chipped from one blank margin; otherwise nice.

Munro, pp.173-4: corresponds to the true first edition as described by Munro, apart from the imprint on the title-page to volume three. The combination of imprint and pagination found in this volume does not correspond to any of the issues listed by Munro. Apart from the imprints a wholly uniform set - not only as regards format and binding, but also paper and typography.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Picture story books By great authors and great painters. The History Of a Nutcracker By Alexandre Dumas. With Two Hundred and Twenty Illustrations by Bertall. Part I [II]. London: Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1847. 2 parts, f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; each part with wood-engraved frontispiece printed in gold and colours and title-page printed in red and black; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, in black and white; 2pp. integral advertisements followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end of first part; 8+2pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end of second part; pp.80+2; 77+[i (printer's imprint)]; light green glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark green, the back wrapper bearing series advertisements; a.e.green; end-papers coated bright pink; tipped into modern brown thin boards with batik self-wrappers. Contemporary presentation inscription on upper margin of each title-page; a little scattered light foxing and dusting; otherwise a nice copy.

A very rare translation, published in two parts, each at the rather high price of eighteenpence. The original French text was first published in 1844 as a serial in a periodical, then collected in volume form in 1845. Munro, pp.88-89 records no edition in English earlier than c.1870. Based on a story by the German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King", from which it was somewhat altered, the Dumas version was to become the inspiration of Tchaikovsky's ‘Nutcracker Suite'.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Marguerite de Valois: An Historical Romance. David Bogue, 1847. Post 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece after M. Sentier; pp.[viii]+472; vertically ribbed dark teak cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on sides, blocked blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Munro, p.101, listing only the similar edition of 1846, which qualifies as the first complete edition in English. A curiosity of the present volume is that the gatherings [A] and EE-HH (the prelims., and pp.417 to the end) are on paper of a different quality from the rest of the volume, suggesting the possibility that these have for some reason been reprinted, whilst the rest of the volume consists of first edition sheets. Issued as a volume in Bogue's ‘European Library'.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Mémoires D'un Médecin Par Alexandre Dumas. Tome premier [deuxième; troisième; quatrième; cinquième; sixième; septième; huitième; neuvième; dixième; onzième]. Bruxelles, Meline, Cans et compagnie [so vols. one to five, and eight to eleven; vols. six and seven: et cie., Libraires-éditeurs]; Livourne, Mème maison / Leipzig, J.P. Meline, 1846 [so vols. one to five; vol. six: 1847; rest: 1848]. Eleven volumes bound in six; 18mo, signed in triplets of six; half-title in volumes one, three, five, seven, nine, and eleven, omitted by the binder in other volumes; binder's blank before and after text in each volume; pp.[iv]+234; [ii (ex iv)]+259+[i (blank)]; [iv]+236; [ii (ex iv)]+240; [iv]+249+[i (blank)]; [ii (ex iv)]+265+[i (blank)]; [iv]+234; [ii (ex iv)]+239; [iv]+259+[i (blank)]; [ii (ex iv)]+261+[i (blank)]; [iv]+264; contemporary half natural calf, oil-marbled sides, spine with five raised bands with guinea-roll tooling on bands, elaborately tooled gilt in compartments, red and black lettering-pieces; oil-marbled edges and end-papers. Slight wear to extremities of spines, and a couple chipped a trifle; some covers unobtrusively re-attached; binder's blanks foxed; text fine. Despite the faults described, in general appearance a handsome set.

Contains ‘Joseph Balsamo'. Munro, French bibliography, p.183, penultimate entry. Bibliographically complex. First published serially in ‘La Press' commencing in May 1846, but broken off in October when Dumas took a holiday on account of over-work, and not resumed until September 1847, the first five volumes were first published in New York in 1846. The first European, and first complete, editions were printed in Brussels between 1846 and 1848, as here, this being the second Brussels edition listed by Munro (though some volumes may have appeared before that of the competing Brussels edition, published by Alph. Lebègue et Sacré fils), these being followed rapidly by an edition printed at the Hague, several others at Brussels, and one at Berlin, all these preceding the first Paris edition. ‘Mémoirs d'un médecin' was envisaged as a general title under which several works were to be entrained, rather as in Dickens' ‘Master Humphrey's Clock': and ‘Le collier de la reine', ‘Ange Pitou', and ‘La comtesse de Charny' were to follow - though delays in publication were such that each of them was in fact issued separately and it is only to ‘Joseph Balsamo' that the general title is usually attached to-day.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Le comte De Monte-Cristo [sic] Par M. Alexandre Dumas. Tome I [II] Paris, Au bureau de l'écho des feuilletons, Quai malaquais, 21, 1849. 2 Vols., super Roy.4to; half-title present in volume one, none apparently called for in volume two (v. note); fine steel-engraved frontispiece and fifteen plates in volume one, frontispiece and fourteen plates in volume two, all with tissue guards, by various engravers after Gavarni and Tony Johannot; historiated initial letters throughout, and some tail-pieces; Table des Chapitres leaf followed by Avis au Relieur leaf at end of volume one; Table des Chapitres on verso of last leaf of text in volume two; contemporary quarter vellum, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, ruled, tooled, and lettered, gilt. Boards a little rubbed; some light foxing passim; some gatherings in volume two printed on paper of an inferior quality and lightly embrowned; the plate facing p.50 in volume one bound in upside down; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

First illustrated edition, consistent second issue in book form. The novel was first published without illustrations in 1844 - 5, the present version, being the first illustrated edition, appearing in 60 parts at 40 centimes each in 1846, and then in volume form later the same year. In 1849 the publisher changed his address and appears to have reprinted the prelims. to the two volumes to show the new address and the date 1849, and substituted these for the original leaves in such copies as were still held in sheets (or when the binder remembered). As originally issued, volume one appears from Munro's description (French bibliography, p.156, last entry) to have been without a half-title, the title-leaf being the first leaf of the first gathering, whilst in volume two the title-leaf was a single inset leaf, as here. In the present copy the half-title and title-leaves to volume one are a conjugate pair, whilst the first two leaves of the first gathering appear to be singletons. Since the first gathering of text is unsigned and consists of only four leaves, it looks as though this gathering as originally printed consisted of these four leaves of text, the two title-pages, and the final two leaves of volume two (also a conjugate pair) - though in the parts issue they may more probably have formed two separate half-sheets, the title-pages being printed with the final leaves. Munro, French bibliography, p.157, second entry, records a copy in the original wrappers in which volume one has the 1846 title-page and volume two the 1849 title-page, whilst the wrappers to both volumes bear the date 1850; and we have heard of another copy in which volume one had the 1849 title-page and volume two the 1846 title-page. Since it is evident that copies of both volumes with the 1846 title-page were still available when the 1849 title-pages were prepared, it seems likely that copies with the 1849 title-page represent a secondary state of the first illustrated edition rather than a reprinting of the whole - particularly so since a further edition with an addendum to volume two was issued by the same publisher late in 1846, and it is surely that edition that he would have chosen to reprint had he been reprinting. The present edition was very badly proof-read, and in this copy some seventy-six errata have been noted (which is probably not an exhaustive list). A handful of them are given here for the purpose of identifying the printing: Vol.I, p.13, 4ll. up ‘vin' for ‘vit'; 2ll. up, ‘langne' for ‘langue'; p.37, l.12, ‘on peut' for ‘on ne peut'; p.46, l.35, ‘ai' for ‘ait'; p.90, l.32, ‘humalne' for ‘humaine'; p.92, 3ll. up, ‘c'est pas cela' for ‘n'est pas de cela'; p.97, l.1, ‘riene' for ‘riens', l.29 ‘devent' for ‘devant'; p.111, l.7, ‘lard' for ‘tard'; p.112, l.4, ‘qui' for ‘qu'il'; p.124, l.45, ‘phisosophiques' for ‘philosophiques'; p.132, l.19, ‘chambre' for ‘jambe'; Vol,II, p.26, l.8, ‘que' lacking after ‘saurait'; p.35, l.13, ‘aspiration' for ‘inspiration'; p.60, l.9, ‘out' for ‘tout'; p.121, l.13, éternelies' for ‘éternelles', l.32, ‘vons' for ‘vous', l.37, ‘Cris o' for ‘Cristo'; p.123, l.21, ‘vien' for ‘vient'. l.22, ‘dlre' for ‘dire'; p.186, l.29, ‘diamannts' for ‘diamants'; p.255, l.40, ‘d'ue' for ‘d'une'; p.256, l.44, ‘sortir un:' for ‘sortir: un'; p.291, l.42, ‘se sont' for ‘ne sont pas'. The plates are here bound in to face as follows: in Vol.I, pp.17, 50, 83, 109, 137, 151, 189, 225, 275, 327, 349, 375, 387 (this transferred from volume two), 401, and 427; in Vol.II, pp.27, 53, 91, 121, 141, 183, 237, 267, 331, 397, 435, 449, and 491.

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DU MAURIER (George). Peter Ibbetson. With an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunket"). Edited and illustrated by George du Maurier. In two volumes. London, James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, W., 1892. 2 Vols., sm.med.8vo; final blank in volume one; diagonally fine ribbed white flecked pale buff cloth blocked pictorially black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers, but otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 1674a, listing a similar copy. According to Carter (Binding Variants, p.136) this binding is secondary.

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DU MAURIER (George). Trilby. Pages extracted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, January-August 1894, where the novel first appeared, in serialised form; finely bound in half mustard crushed Levant morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, marbled sides and end-papers; edges burnished yellow. Slight rubbing of boards, otherwise a fine copy.

In the March number of ‘Harpers' du Maurier included, under the name of Joe Sibley, a portrait of Whistler, to which Whistler, through the medium of his solicitors, took exception. The March number of the European edition was withdrawn for revisions to be made, and the character was omitted from the novel when it was reprinted in volume form. The present volume contains both the offensive text, and, mounted as a preface to the novel, two printed versions of Harper's letter of apology.

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DU MAURIER (George). Trilby. In three vols. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, W., 1894. 3 Vols.; blank at end of volume one; integral advert- isement leaf, followed by 44pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volume three; glazed buff canvas, blocked on front cover, lettered on front cover and spine, dark greenish blue. A number of minor faults, but in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 1675.

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DU MAURIER (George). The martian: A Novel. With illustrations by the author. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897. Super Royal 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece portrait of the author on Japon vellum, with tissue guard, and fifty-four plates on plate paper, all finely lithographed in sepia; final blank; original Japon vellum boards decorated in gilt and green, lettered gilt, on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers just slightly dusty and a little rubbed; some inner margins foxed, and a light waterstain affecting some corners, but not touching the text; end-papers cracked; in general, however, an attractive copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies on large paper, this being out of series. Precedes both the English trade edition and the English limited edition, from which it differs in respect of the majority of the plates - these here being reproduced in sepia and on special paper, instead of on text paper and in black - and in respect of the binding, which in the English limited edition was quarter vellum. Both the English and American limited editions include six plates not called for in the list of illustrations, and not present in the trade edition), all printed on special paper. These reproduce sketches by the author (mostly preliminary studies or details) illustrative of du Maurier's methods of working. The English limited edition includes an additional leaf listing these illustrations, not present in its American counterpart, and the two editions collate quite differently since no illustrations are present in the text of the American editions, whereas they are in both the English limited and trade editions, the former being also a crown 4to. Sadleir 1673 and 1673a lists the two English editions, but he apparently did not possess the American ones.

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DUNBOYNE (Lady). Her life's work. James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1888. Lge.f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard, and three plates, after drawings by W.G.R. Browne; 20pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered black and black-shadowed gilt, blocked black and white, on front cover, lettered gilt, blocked black and olive brown, on spine; end-papers coated drab. Inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.105, 171, and 217, and are here so bound in.

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DUNMORE (The Earl of, F.R.G.S.). Ormisdal. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., Publisher to the India Office, 1895. Pp.viii+380; publisher's 16pp. text-paper catalogue at end, dated April, 1895 (listing this as the first title, without reviews); bevelled vertically fine ribbed blue cloth, lettered with short rule gilt on front cover, blocked, lettered, with ruled box and short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Minor trimming fault affecting two leaves of prelims.; brief ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

A well-written, authentic, and very detailed contemporary novel set largely in the Gaelic speaking Hebrides (with episodes in India and Egypt). Excellent social history. Reproduces some Gaellic verse. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. In this copy p.[293], l.1 has the reading ‘as overeign' for ‘a sovereign', probably as always.

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DUNTZE (Lady). Infelix: A Society Story. Ward & Downey, 12 York Street, Covent Garden, 1892. Seven integral advertisement leaves at end; diagonally fine ribbed pale apple green cloth, blocked black, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small wrinkle in cloth of spine, due to an original binding fault; a very little light foxing; slight cracking of back end-papers; a nice copy, nonetheless.



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[EATON (Charlotte Anne Waldie).]. Vittoria Colonna: A tale of Rome, In the nineteenth century. In three volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1827. 3 Vols. bound in one, as issued; 12mo; half-title present in volume one; not called for (at least in this issue) in other volumes; pp.[iv]+278; [ii]+247+[i (blank)]; [ii]+252; publisher's pale brown morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, elaborately blocked, and (presumably,) lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow; t.e. uncut. Most of backstrip lacking; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7596 recording an edition dated 1828, without noting that it is a reprint. Wolff's edition had a half-title in each volume, but otherwise was paged as this. The present copy must belong to a late-discovered unsold cache of the sheets of the original printing: the binding would appear to date from the mid to late 1830s or the early 1840s. Block, p.65, gives the correct date. Since Wolff refers to Block without noting the difference in date, we suspect that the date as given in Wolff may be a misprint.

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[EATON (Mrs. Charlotte, nee Waldie).]. At home and abroad; Or, Memoirs Of Emily de Cardonnell. By the author of "Rome in the Nineteenth Century," "Continental Adventures," Etc. A novel In three volumes. John Murray, 1831. Post 8vo; half-titles not present; errata to volume one on [A7] verso in volume one (here a single inset); errata slips tipped in at end of volumes II and III; half green calf, spines with four raised bands, maroon labels, and elaborately tooled blind and gilt, ruled gilt on sides, matching marbled boards, edges, and end-papers; binders' blanks and verso of free end-paper stained in one volume, title-page slightly so, apparently as a result of the marbling of the edges; otherwise very nice.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Block, p.65.

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