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.

EDEN (Charles H.). Coralie Or The Wreck of the Sybille. Marcus Ward & Co., 67, Chandos Street, And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1877. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; wood engraved full colour frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title on thick paper precede letterpress title; twelve wood engraved plates in black and white; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text (one, for some reason, noted in the list of Illustrations); pp.323+[i (blank)]; bevelled brown sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, lettered brown through black and gilt on front cover, lettered black, and brown through gilt, on spine; pale buff end-papers. Gilt lacking from spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Loosely based on historical records relating to the loss of the frigates Astrolabe and Boussole in the South Seas after their departure from Botany Bay in February 1788.

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[EDEN (The Hon. Emily).]. The Semi-detached house. Edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1859. Pp.[iv]+327+[i (blank)]; half roan, marbled sides. Roan a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 761, recording a copy in the original dark green bead-grain cloth striped horizontally with light green. Wolff, 1983, recording only a later yellowback edition. The first of the author's two novels, and the best next thing to the Jane Austen of ‘Persuasion'. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.127, l.1, ‘is all right' (probably) for ‘all is right'; p.186, l.13, lower-case instead of upper-case ‘p' at start of line; p.219, l.21, ‘ey' of ‘eyes' lacking, and added in ms.; p.230, l.1, ‘es' of ‘mistakes' dropped and badly battered; p.242, l.9, second ‘o' in ‘rooms' slightly dropped, and l.11, ‘it' for ‘if'; p.247, l.9, comma instead of a full-stop after ‘described'; p.251, l.10, ‘re markably' for ‘remarkably'; p.292, l.18, full-stop lacking after ‘Chester'; p.293, l.6, ‘o' in ‘go' battered; p.316, l.8, redundant space at start of line; p.327, l.2, type of ‘Saturday' battered.

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EDGAR (J.G.). How I won my spurs; Or, A boy's adventures In the barons' wars. Illustrated by Numerous Woodcuts From designs principally by R. Huttula & J.C. Danby. S.O. Beeton, 248, Strand, W.C., 1863. Demy 8vo; numerous illustrations on text paper; brown ripple grain cloth blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine and front cover; a.e.g.; brown coated end-papers. Gilt faded; slight damp marking of front cover; some dusting here or there, and a trifle loose; but in general a very good copy.

Juvenile. Osborne Collection p.981, listing only a later edition.

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EDGEWORTH (Miss [Maria]). Leonora. In two volumes. London: Printed for J. Johnson, No.72, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1806. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; pp.[ii]+291+(i (blank): v. note]; [ii]+291+[i (blank)]; quarter cream paper, pale pink boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Back joint and tail of spine neatly restored in volume two; covers generally a trifle marked and dusty, and paper of spines a little rubbed; labels darkened; a little scattered light foxing; one leaf with short tear; unobtrusive signature of Earl Grey on upper margin of each title page; in general a nice copy.

An epistolary novel. Sadleir, 773; not in Wolff; Slade, 12A. The final signature, ‘U', in volume two consists of two leaves, and was presumably printed conjugate with the two title-pages, completing one half-sheet. Perhaps for this reason, a curious erratum has slipped by unnoticed, this final gathering of the second volume having at the end the words: ‘END OF THE FIRST VOLUME'. It is, however, signed as ‘VOL.II.' In the present copy, by a perhaps understandable confusion of the binder, it has been included twice, once at the end of volume one! Volume one proper finishes on p.288, where a double (thin-thick) rule appears beneath the last line of the text. Sadleir records the pagination of both volumes as [ii]+[292]: we hypothesise that in his copy a similar error occurred, and was not noticed by him, the Erratum desguising the redundancy from anybody who was not a reader! Sadleir does not mention the Erratum at the end of volume two; nor does he mention that the first letter in volume two bears, in error, the same number, ‘XLII', as the last letter in volume one. The letters themselves, however, are not the same. One of the less common Edgeworth titles.

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EDGEWORTH (Miss [Maria]). Leonora. In two volumes. London: Printed for J. Johnson, No.72, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1806. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; pp.[ii]+288; [ii]+291+[i (blank)]; contemporary full natural watered calf, spines elaborately tooled gilt and with black label, burnished sprinkled edges. Calf cracked over joints, slightly worn at corners, and chipped slightly on spines; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

An epistolary novel. Sadleir, 773; not in Wolff; Slade, 12A. The final signature, ‘U', in volume two consists of two leaves, and was presumably printed conjugate with the two title-pages, completing one half-sheet. Perhaps for this reason, a curious erratum has slipped by unnoticed, this final gathering of the the second volume having at the end the words: ‘END OF THE FIRST VOLUME'. It is, however, signed as ‘VOL.II.' and is here correctly so bound in. Volume one finishes with a double (thin-thick) rule beneath the last line of the text, and is apparently complete. Sadleir records the pagination of both volumes as [ii]+[292]: we hypothesise that in his copy, as with a copy in boards that we once had, the final signature of volume two had been included twice - once at the end of volume one, where the Erratum desguised its redundancy from anybody who was not a reader! Sadleir does not mention the Erratum at the end of volume two; nor does he mention that the first letter in volume two bears, in error, the same number, ‘XLII', as the last letter in volume one. The letters themselves, however, are not the same. One of the less common Edgeworth titles.

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EDGEWORTH (Maria). Patronage. In four volumes. Printed for J. Johnson and Co., St. Paul's Church-yard, 1814. 4 Vols; errata leaf at end of volume four; original boards, paper spine labels; uncut edges. External joints slightly cracked in one volume; one volume expertly rebacked with matching paper, the label being preserved; one label chipped, others slightly so; end-papers foxed; some leaves in one volume damp-stained; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

Sadleir 780; Slade 16A

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EDGEWORTH (Maria). Patronage. In four volumes. Printed for J. Johnson and Co., St. Paul's Church-yard, 1814. 4 Vols; errata leaf at end of volume four, but lacking the half-titles called for in the last three volumes; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Bindings worn, and all joints broken or cracked; some spotting or dusting; two leaves torn, without loss, in volume one; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 780; Slade 16A.

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EDGEWORTH (Maria). Orlandino. Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1848 [i.e., late December 1847]. Imp.16mo, gathered in half sheets; half-title a single inset; sepia frontispiece on plate-paper, after G. Millar, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black, followed by conjugate leaf bearing publisher's introductory note announcing this as the firat volume of a series (this dated Nov.3, 1847); advertisement leaf at end, a single inset printed in black and red (this dated October 15, 1847); pp.[vi]+[176]+[ii]; white boards printed in gold, red, blue, and dark brown; end-papers coated and supercalendered optical white. Backstrip lacking, and paper covering of boards worn at corners; gilt a little dulled; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Written especially for publication as the first volume in the series Chambers's Library For Young People - and issued avowedly in imitation of "the little volumes published by ‘the good Mr Newbery, at the corner of St Paul's Churchyard.'" "I intend to revive Mr Newbery's style of publication", says William Chambers in his terminal advertisement. "His books were not thin soft covered things, but real volumes with hard boards, brilliantly ornamented with figures in colour and gold. These are the sort of books which I am going to prepare; only they will be much more beautiful". Slade, 27A; Sadleir 778. The unsigned terminal advertisement leaf, described by Sadleir as [M1], was probably in fact printed as part of the prelims.

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EDITH ([Miss]). Mona Park. By "Edith," (Aged eleven.) In aid of The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. 1876, no publisher, [on verso of title-page:] London: Printed by Wertheimer, Lea and Co., Circus Place, Finsbury Circus. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, all signed ‘M.E.M'; pp.73+[1 (blank); brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. Corner of back end-papers damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff. Rambling and precocious, but well-written: by an evident precursor of Daisy Ashford - though rather less entertainingly naive, possibly because it is written overtly from the viewpoint of a child - and presenting at times interesting depictions of mid-Victorian upper middle class child/nursery life. Embedded in the text are two or three short stories, one of them a fairy tale. In this copy the following typographical errors have been noted - the first two corrected in pencil in the text: p.43, l.13, ‘quicklv' for ‘quickly'; p.46, l.1, third ‘e' in ‘evergreens' has failed to print; p.62, l.23, ‘-' lacking at line end. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.6, 38, and 47 (that to p.6 having the second ‘M' of the signature defective).

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EDMONDS (Mrs.). Amygdala: A tale of the Greek Revolution. George Bell and Sons, 1894. F'cap 8vo; quarter flesh-pink buckram, lettered gilt on spine, flesh pink boards printed in brownish pink; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of end-papers, with offsetting onto half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on imitation art paper at the Chiswick Press. A curiosity of the volume is that the boards were evidently printed after the case was made, since the pattern spreads very slightly onto the buckram.

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EDWARDES (Annie). Susan Fielding. Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. Fine steel-engraved frontispiece by J. Saddler after J.L. Wood; final blank; pp.[iv]+489+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; green vertical dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight foxing of title, but in general a nice copy.

Issued as a volume of the ‘Bentley's Favourite Novels' series, and bound in standard style. This title was originally published in three volumes in 1869.

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EDWARDS (Edith M.). John Rowan's trust. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Rd., E.C.; And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1896. Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece (signed Tresidder) and six full-page illustrations on text-paper arranged as plates, all included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; final page publisher's advertisements; pp.[160]; 32pp. catalogue of Robert Culley [publisher], 25-35 City Road, and 26 Paternoster Row, bound in at end; yellowish sea-green buckram, ruled blind, black, white, and yellow-green, blocked yellow-green, black, orange, yellow, and white, lettered black, and embossed with lettering blind on blind pressed panel, on front cover, ruled black, white, and gilt, blocked black, orange, and white, lettered black and embossed with lettering blind on gilt panel. on spine. Brilliantly fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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EGAN (Pierce [the elder].). Sporting Anecdotes, Original and selected; Including Numerous characteristic portraits Of Persons in every walk of life, Who have acquired Notoriety from their Achievements on The turf, at the table, And in the Diversions of the field, With Sketches of the various Animals of the Chase: To which is added, an Account of noted Pedestrians, trotting matches, cricketers, &c. The whole forming a complete Delineation of the Sporting world. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-row, 1820. Lge.12mo; woodcut vignette on title, and three woodcut vignettes on text-paper; 3pp. integral advertisements at end (starting on verso of last leaf of Index), followed by 12pp. publisher's catalogue dated Jan.1819, headed ‘Valuable works', and 12pp. publisher's catalogue dated January 1819, headed ‘Books'; contemporary full sheep, worn at head and tail of spine, and at corners, torn and defective over front joint, but strong, nonetheless; lacking the front free end-paper, and probably a half-title; title-page slightly scuffed, with loss of a few letters, and a trifle chipped at fore-margin; prelims. rather marked and fingered; a little dusting and fingering elsewhere; in general, however, a good copy.



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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.

EGAN (Pierce, the Younger). Paul Jones. By Pierce Egan the younger. Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," &c. Vol. I [II]. F. Hextall, 11«, Wellington-street, North Strand [Wellington-street North, Strand], 1842. 2 Vols, demy 8vo, partly in half sheets; half-titles not called for; Preface and Dedication leaves, the latter with erratum (designated Errata) on verso, precede first leaf of text in volume one; engraved frontispiece on plate-paper by the author in each volume; numerous wood-engravings in text; pp.[vi]+340; [ii]+308, collating A3, B-I, K-P4, Q-U, W-Z, AA-EE8, FF2; A1, B6, C-I, K-T8, U4. The original 48 numbers in 47, the first fourteen being issued at one penny, the rest at twopence. The prelims. to both volumes were issued with the final part, whilst the last two leaves of volume one were issued together with the first six of volume two. The Dedication is dated July 12th, 1842, this being presumably the date at which the issue was completed. In addition to the erratum noted, this copy contains in volume two the mis-print ‘Jurusalem' at l.20 on p.105, this being marked in pencil as for a proofing correction; pp.7 and 34 have no page number, pp.138, 181, 184, 186, and 187 lack the outer numeral of the page number, whilst p.73 has the 7, and p.221 the 1 inserted in ms.; between gatherings ‘P' and ‘Q' (pp.236-7) there is a discontinuity of text where a line has been left out, and this has been supplied in this copy in pencil: ‘not speak a word until the church bells struck'; the spine of each number carries advertisements, and those to nos.21-24, which should read "Now publishing CAPTAIN MACHEATH in Weekly Numbers, Price Twopence" lack the E in MACHEATH. It is evident from these advertisements also that Hextall changed his address during the course of publication, the first 26 numbers being issued from 11 Catherine Street. Lacking the engraved frontispiece to volume one; some more or less light dusting and fingering, but a very good copy of an extremely scarce title. BOUND WITH: EGAN (Pierce, the Younger). Adam Bell, Clym O'the Cleugh, And William of Cloudeslie. By Pierce Egan the younger, Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," "Paul Jones," &c. F. Hextall, 11«, Wellington-street North, Strand, 1842. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece on plate-paper by the author, and nine woodcuts in the text; pp.[ii]+190. The original twelve twopenny numbers bound up. The final part and the title-page, which was issued with it, are on slightly poorer quality paper than the rest. P.185 in this copy is mis-numbered ‘1'. Lacking the frontispiece; slight dusting and fingering passim; the title-page and last gathering lightly embrowned; in general a very good copy. Scarce. Three volumes and two works bound in one volume; old quarter light brown morocco-faced basil, dark green bubble grain cloth sides, black spine label. Slight wear to basil at top corner of spine; otherwise the binding in nice state.

Neither of these titles are in Sadleir, whilst Wolff does not list any title by this author. Block, pp.67 and 66 lists Paul Jones from the British Library copy only; and Adam Bell only from a single bookseller's advertisement. Summers, p.40 gives a brief listing only (title and date) for Adam Bell, and at pp.40 and 459, rather confusingly gives the following brief entries for the other work: ‘Paul Jones the Pirate, a Tale of the Sea. 1842, 2 vols. G. Purkess. Re-issue in 66 penny nos., Purkess, 1849.' and ‘Paul Jones the Pirate. 68 nos. G. Purkess. N.D. By Pierce Egan.' Hextall was Egan's regular publisher at this date; Purkess dealt almost exclusively in reprints: we suspect that Summers took his note of the 1842 edition without transcribing the publisher, and supplemented the entry later from one of his other notes, so that his 1842 Purkess edition is in fact a ghost. The present copy at any rate agrees with that in the British Library, and both the title-pages and Dedication are dated 1842, which would appear to be conclusive as far at least as concerns precedence.

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EGAN (Pierce, the Younger). Adam Bell, Clym O'the Cleugh, And William of Cloudeslie. By Pierce Egan the younger, Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," "Paul Jones," &c. F. Hextall, 11«, Wellington-street North, Strand, 1842. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece on plate-paper by the author, and nine woodcuts in the text; the original twelve twopenny numbers bound up in recent half-calf. Frontispiece stained, and frayed slightly at edges; some fingering, and one or two tears, mostly confined to margins, and without loss; one or two small stains; last number, and title-page (which was issued with it) on poorer quality paper than the rest, slightly embrowned and foxed; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce work.



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EGAN (Pierce, The Younger). Quintin Matsys, The Blacksmith of Antwerp. A Historical Romance. By Pierce Egan The Younger, Author of ‘Fair Rosamond,' Robin Hood,' ‘Paul Jones,' ‘The Young Rake,' &c. London: Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [but c.1843 - 4]. Frontispiece, title-page, list of engravings; woodcut initials and vignettes passim; sixty-two engraved plates, mostly by the author; pp.[498]; contemporary ribbon-embossed green cloth, leather spine label. Corners of boards worn, and two small splits in cloth at head of spine; small burn hole, apparently from a cigarette, affecting inner margins of two leaves, with loss of a few letters of text; otherwise internally near fine. Rare.

The original thirty-one penny numbers, bound up. Bibliographical information concerning Pierce Egan the Younger is scant and somewhat confusing. Summers ‘Gothic Bibliography' in the Index of Authors (p.39) records this as Egan's first published work, dating it 1839; he lists also two further editions: ‘recast 1851; and 40 nos. E. Harrison, 1860.' In the Title Index (p.471) he mentions only the edition of 1860. Summers gives no details as to format or publisher for the 1839 edition, and it is to be presumed that he is following the British Library Catalogue listing, which he duplicates. Examination of the British Library copy, however, reveals it to have been wrongly catalogued. It was published by W.S. Johnson, printed at the Nassau Steam Press, does not bear the words ‘The Younger' after Egan's name, and records on the title-page that Egan is the author of ‘The London Apprentice' as well as ‘Robin Hood' and ‘Wat Tyler'. The title-page also bears the words ‘Author's Large Edition', and the engravings are not by Egan but, probably, by W.H. Thwaites. It is in fact the ‘recast' edition mentioned by Summers as having appeared in 1851, in format and general appearance being uniform with other, and dated, editions of Egan's work published by Johnson between 1850 and 1855. By comparison with the copy listed above it appears to have been extensively revised. Our reason for dating the present copy of Quintin Matsys at 1843-4 are complex. Of the ‘other works' mentioned on the title-page, ‘The Young Rake' appears to be otherwise unrecorded. Dated presumptive first editions of ‘Paul Jones' and ‘Fair Rosamond' are known, however, as well as of ‘Wat Tyler', which also we believe to have been earlier. ‘Wat Tyler' was published in 55 parts by F. Hextall, the title-page being dated 1841. On that title-page Egan is described as ‘Author of Robin Hood'. In his Preface Egan likewise refers only to one earlier work, and mentions one other work which is in course of publication: "After thanking all my readers for the kind patronage they have bestowed upon this and my preceding work, ‘Robin Hood;' . . . It is not my intention, at present to produce any work until after Paul Jones, the one I am now occupied upon, is finished'. The title-page of ‘Paul Jones', dated 1842 and also published by Hextall, describes Egan as "Author of ‘Robin Hood,' ‘Wat Tyler,' etc." In the Preface Egan remarks: "to me, the public have been most generous - the sale of Robin Hood (especially), Wat Tyler &c., having been most extensive. . . . In my preface to Wat Tyler I stated that it was not my intention to ‘produce any work until after Paul Jones was completed.' Some circumstances, however, induced me to alter this resolve, and a short tale entitled Adam Bell, etc. . . . was the result." He adds that he has signed all his works, and has at the moment no further works in hand. ‘Fair Rosamond' is published, like ‘Quintin Matsys', by Barth, and the title-page is dated 1844. Egan is described as "Author of ‘Robin Hood,' ‘Wat Tyler,' ‘Quintin Matsys,' &c. &c." This is the earliest dated record of ‘Quintin Matsys' that we have been able to trace, and is the basis of our dating it as having been published in 1843 or 1844. This does not prove, of course, that our copy is in fact of the first edition: the coincidence of publisher, however, is probably significant; as is likewise the fact that in the whole range of Egan's works examined this copy of ‘Quintin Matsys' provides the only instance in which the author's other writings are listed out of the chronological order. If Egan, as we seem justified in assuming from his Prefaces, was scrupulous not merely about signing all his works, but about listing them in order, it would be more comprehensible that the first work produced for him by a new publisher should fail in this respect than a later one - and also that it should be the only undated example amongst his first editions. The title-page to ‘Quintin Mastsys' was issued, according to the normal practice, along with the last part. The prominence of position given on that title-page to ‘Fair Rosamond' would also make more sense if we could assume that ‘Fair Rosamond' was at that time a new work in course of publication. By the time that the title-page for ‘Fair Rosamond' came to be issued, along with the last number of that story, ‘Quintin Matsys' would, on this reckoning, of course, be out of print, and there would thus be no incentive to list it other than in its correct time sequence. Finally, this edition of ‘Quintin Matsys' was published in thirty-one penny numbers; ‘Fair Rosamond' was also issued in penny numbers, but only until part 17; the remaining twenty-four parts, of the same size, being issued at 2d. It is probably unlikely that a reversion to an earlier price would have occurred for a later publication - especially since the works published at an earlier date yet, by Hextall, had likewise been published at the higher price. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2046, listing only the later edition published by Harrison.

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EGAN (Pierce, the younger). Fair Rosamond, An Historical Romance. By Pierce Egan, the younger. Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," "Quintin Matsys," &c., &c. Embellished with etchings on steel. William Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Strand, 1844. Demy 8vo, in half-sheets up to p.136 (the end of number 17); half-title not called for; steel engraved frontispiece, and one plate, by the author; numerous wood-engravings in text; Dedication leaf follows title-page; pp.[iv]+516; later quarter calf, tooled blind, unlettered, light caramel boards. Plates embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first printing. Issued in 41 numbers, numbers 1-17 priced at one penny, the rest (doubled in size) at twopence. Summers, p.40, not noting the change of price; Block, p.66. A revised edition, with different wood-engravings, and without the plates, was published in 1850 by H. Barth.

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EGAN (Pierce, the younger). Fair Rosamond, A Romance of History, By Pierce Egan the younger. Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," Quintin Matsys, [sic] &c., &c. Embellished with engravings on wood. London: Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Strand, N.D. [1850]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; Index to Engravings follows title-page; pp.[iv]+516; thirty-two wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper; contemporary half black roan, gilt, puce cloth sides. Very nice copy.

Second edition, revised. Summers describes this title as having been published by Barth in 1844 in 41 penny numbers, which agrees with the British Library copy, except that the latter was issued in penny numbers only up to number 17, after which the price was raised to twopence. The British Library copy is dated 1844 on the title-page, has the imprint as "William Barth", and has the inverted commas present around the title of "Quintin Matsys," Egan's last preceding book. The present copy is complete in 33 numbers, the publication price, at least of the early numbers, being 1d. The inner margins of the first number bear at the centre spread two advertisements, reading as follows: (on p.9) ‘A New Romance, in Weekly Penny Numbers, Beautifully Illustrated, each containing Sixteen Pages of Letterpress, by Edwin F. Roberts, Author of "Dawn and Darkness," &c., &c., will shortly be Published by H. Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Strand' (and on p.8) ‘Fair Rosamond, By Pierce Egan, Author of "Robin Hood," &c. No.1 - Presented Gratis with No.155 of "Reynolds' Miscellany." The Second and subsequent Numbers will be Published by H. Barth, 4 Brydges Street, Strand.' ‘Reynolds' Miscellany' was founded in 1847, as a weekly, and this suggests the date 1850 for the appearance of the present edition, which is not recorded in Summers, Block, nor the British Library Catalogue. This edition has different wood-engravings, taking up a different amount of space from those of the original: the pages bearing them have consequently been reset and have extensive alterations and revisions; otherwise the work appears to have been printed from stereo plates of the first edition.

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EGAN (Pierce, the Younger). Robin Hood And Little John; Or, The merry men of Sherwood Forest. George Peirce, 310, Strand, 1847. Demy 8vo, printed in half-sheets; half-title not present, possibly not called for; engraved frontispiece and five plates by the author; numerous wood-engravings on text-paper, including two full-page, one of which, blank on verso, is not accounted for in the pagination; pp.[ii]+1-474. BOUND WITH: The Robin Hood Ballads. George Peirce, 310, Strand, N.D. [?1840]. Demy 8vo; engraved vignette title-page on plate-paper; letterpress title and half-title leaves apparently not called for; wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper; pp.2 [Preface, unsigned, but possibly by Egan]+3-86+ii [Contents]. Two volumes bound together, modern full rexine; Preface and Contents to second work mis-bound after title-page of first work; corner of frontispiece dampstained, plates generally foxed and embrowned; some dusting, foxing, and staining, passim; good copies, nonetheless of two scarce titles.

The first work bound up from the 41 weekly penny numbers; the second from the original six weekly two-penny numbers. According to Summers, the first work was originally issued by Hextall & Wall in 41 numbers in 1840. He does not record the present edition, but lists a Peirce issue in 40 numbers, dated 1849, with a frontispiece and eight plates. The second title is not, of course, in Summers. It is here dated from the British Library catalogue. We were not, however, able to compare it with the British Library copy, since that is in fact now missing from the collection.

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EGAN (Pierce [the younger]). Clifton Grey; Or, Love and war: A tale of the present day. By Pierce Egan, Author of "Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," "Quintin Matsys," "London Apprentice," "The Black Prince," etc., etc. London: W.S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press," 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross; And of all booksellers, N.D. [1856]. Med.8vo in half-sheets; printed in double column throughout; integral wood-engraved frontispiece, letterpress title-page (blank on verso), and dedication leaf with List of Illustrations on verso, precede integral wood-engraved title-page carrying vignettes; thirty-four full-page wood-engraved illustrations in text; dedication leaf and penultimate leaf of text both single insets (and originally printed conjugate); pp.[vi (including frontispiece)]+290; modern plain white wrappers. A virtually fine copy of one of Egan's scarcest books.

Issued, according to advertisements in the gutters, in thirty-six penny numbers, which were made up into monthly parts, at sixpence, the present copy being probably bound from the numbers as there is no sign of wrappers having been removed. The six pages of prelims. were issued as usual with the last number, which was a double number, consisting of a full sheet. The dedication leaf is dated "July, 1856", the first number having been issued, evidently, in November or December 1855. Set during the war in the Crimea. The gutters throughout advertise Johnson's reprint of the four other works by Egan mentioned on the letterpress title-page of this volume, and also as "Now publishing in weekly numbers, One Penny, and monthly parts, Sixpence, a New Historical Novel, by Pierce Egan, beautifully illustrated with Engravings, entitled, The Black Prince." These advertisements run throughout. ‘The Black Prince', however was not, according to Summers, first published by Johnson in 1855-6 but by [William] Pattie, 110 Shoe Lane in 1848-9. He records the Johnson edition as 1855. By ‘new' Johnson evidently means ‘new to his list' the other volumes described as ‘new editions' being reprints of works that he had already reprinted himself from about 1851 onwards, Johnson having at that date become Egan's regular publisher: a connection which seems to have ceased after 1858 when Egan began publishing regularly with John Dicks. The present title not in Sadleir or Wolff; Summers, p.41, giving no publisher and dating it 1854-5; and p.278, where he lists the publisher as ‘E. Harrison. c.1855'. He was evidently in some uncertainty, and had never seen a copy of the Johnson printing. The dedication leaf in the present copy makes clear the actual date of publication. Harrison came into the picture only much later, and seems only to have published reprinted works.

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EGERTON (George [i.e., Mrs. Chavelita Dunne Bright].). Keynotes. London: Elkin Mathews And John Lane, Vigo St. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. Post 8vo; illustrated title-page printed in red and black; publisher's inserted 16pp. List at end, dated September 1893; mottled pale green linen blocked and dated on back cover, blocked, lettered, and dated on front cover, blocked on spine, all darker green, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Minor restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, cloth of spine a little foxed and darkened, design on front cover a little rubbed; pencilled ownership inscription dated ‘Xmas 1893' on front end-paper (v. note); internally a very nice copy.

The first volume of the ‘Keynotes Series', described by Sadleir as "the most elegant fiction series of the nineteenth century. The slim format, the excellent paper and typography, the blended colours chosen for cloth and blocking, and the binding designs by Beardsley and others, combine to produce volumes which are stylish but not affected, soignés yet strongly made and essentially readable." Some confusion has been caused by Sadleir's further statement that "The publisher's original intention had been to issue the volumes in paper wrappers; and the first of all - ‘Keynotes' by George Egerton - was actually so published, but almost immediately withdrawn and issued in cloth", which was interpreted by Wolff as involving an issue point. In fact the first printing comprised 1,100 copies the first 400 of which were made up in pink paper wrappers printed in black, the remaining 600 in cloth; and though the paper copies were certainly bound up first, the decision to switch to cloth must have been taken before the book was published, for the two styles were issued simultaneously - as the inscription in the present copy, dating from the month of first publication of the title, may attest. The title-page and covers were designed by Aubrey Beardsley. The author's first book. Sadleir, II, p.139; Wolff, 2049; Lasner 25.

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[EGERTON (George), i.e., Mary Bright.]. Young Ofeg's ditties By Ola Hansson Translated from The Swedish by George Egerton. London: John Lane, Vigo St; Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. Post 8vo; decorated title-page with tissue guard; pp.191+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper, dated 1895; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers, prelims., and last few leaves of catalogue foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 3748, noting this volume as an offshoot of the Keynotes Series, which, apart from the absence of the ‘key' and the fact that the cover blocking is in blind not colour, it closely resembles. Includes a nine page Introductory Note by the translator. A Nietzschean metaphysical fantasy about a journey of self-discovery.

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ELDRIDGE (Robey F.). The scheming of Agatha Kenrick. A Novel. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lmd. [sic], Paternoster Square, 1899. Pp.397+[i (blank)]; dull grey-green diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Slight marking of covers; short tear in blank fore-margin of two leaves; a little light dusting and foxing; a very good copy over all.

Presentation copy with the author's eight line inscription to The Newport Literary Society, dated ‘May 1899', on the front end-paper, and the book-plate of the recipients on the front paste-down. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ELIOT (George). Scenes Of Clerical life. The sad fortunes of Rev. Amos Barton. - Mr. Gilfil's love-story. - Janet's Repentance. Originally published in "Blackwood's Magazine." New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1858. BOUND WITH: ELIOT (George). The Mill on the Floss. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860. Two volumes uniform, lge. med 8vo, printed double column, bound in one; half title not present in first volume, and probably not called for, not called for in second volume; contemporary half roan, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Leather worn, but sound; a little very light foxing in texts, and title-page of first volume lightly dampstained at fore-margin; second volume with contemporary Jamaican customs ‘duty paid' stamp on upper margin of title page, prelims. lightly damp-marked, and last three leaves showing some slight insect damage in lower margins, nowhere quite touching text; otherwise nice copies.

First American editions, in both cases reprinted from Blackwood's Magazine, and possibly preceding the English editions in book form. Scenes from Clerical Life is here throughout signed in the gatherings ‘CLERICAL EXP.'. In this copy the ‘y' of ‘by' in the last line of the text is lacking.

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ELIOT (George). The Mill on the Floss. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1860. 3 Vols.; half-titles present in volumes two and three, but bound up without the half-title or the final blank in volume one; recent dark green cloth, bluish purple calf labels, spines ruled and lettered gilt; sprinkled edges; end-papers printed florally in grey. A little scattered foxing and light marking; two or three small repairs to blank margins; last leaf of volume three re-margined with loss of a few letters of three words. Despite the above faults, a pleasant copy, expertly restored, and of generally crisp appearance. An excellent reading copy.

Sadleir, 816; Wolff, 2060.

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ELIOT (George). Silas Marner: The weaver of Raveloe. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1861. Fly-title to Part One follows title-page; pp.[vi]+364; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements for the third edition of Dr. Alexander Carlyle's Autobiography, at end; cinnamon coloured ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to tail-edge of front joint, with no obvious weakness; front end-papers cracked; scattered light foxing and spotting passim; in general, however, a nice copy.

Lightly tipped onto the back end-paper is a slip of yellow paper dated April, 1861 advertising ‘Surplus copies of recent works Withdrawn from Mudie's select library And offered for sale at greatly reduced prices': an interesting list, offering among other titles the three volume editions of Eliot's ‘Adam Bede' and Trollope's ‘Castle Richmond' for 6s. 0d., Trollope's ‘The Bertrams' and Sala's ‘The Baddington Peerage' for 5s. 0d., etc. Carter's ‘A' binding, with the larger spine ornament; this copy with what is apparently the earliest version of the catalogue, in which ‘Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart' and ‘The Monks of the West' on p.[1] are both listed as being ‘In the press'. Sadleir, 819, listing a copy in Carter's ‘B' binding; with the ‘Carlyle' advertisements bound in before the catalogue, in respect of which he notes no issue points; Wolff, 2063, giving no issue information.

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ELIOT (George). Silas Marner: The weaver of Raveloe. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1861. Fly-title to Part One follows title-page; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; bright brown ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight general wear to covers, and gilt rubbed a little on spine; a very little light dusting; in general a nice copy.

Carter's ‘A' binding, with the larger spine ornament; this copy without the inserted ‘Carlyle' advertisements, and with what is apparently the second version of the catalogue in which ‘Lives of Lord Castlereagh and Sir Charles Stewart' on p.[1] is listed as being ‘In the press', but ‘The Monks of the West' is listed as though already published. Sadleir, 819, listing a copy in Carter's ‘B' binding; with the ‘Carlyle' advertisements bound in before the catalogue, in respect of which he notes no issue points; Wolff, 2063, giving no issue information.

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ELIOT (George). Silas Marner: The weaver of Raveloe. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1861. Fly-title to Part One follows title-page; bound up without the half-title or inserted advertisements; early very dark red roan, oil-marbled sides, tooled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced pale green. Very slight general wear to covers; a very little light foxing; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 819; Wolff, 2063

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[ELIOT (George), i.e. Marian Evans]. The Cornhill Magazine. July, 1862 [till August, 1863] Romola. Lge.12mo; leaves extracted from fourteen monthly issues of The Cornhill Magazine, July, 1862 to August, 1863 and bound up together in contemporary diagonally fine-ribbed green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; twenty-three wood-engraved plates, each with tissue guard, and one large wood-engraved tailpiece; large historiated initial (usually showing some scene in Florence) at start of each part. Light damp-marking of covers; front end-paper lacking; one or two repairs to margins; a very little scattered light foxing, and a couple of light stains. In general however a nice copy.

The first appearance of this novel. The plates and other illustrations present here were not included in the subsequent three-volume edition, which, as Sadleir notes, is the scarcest of George Eliot's novels in book form.

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ELIOT (George [i.e., Marian Evans]). Romola. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1863. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final leaf integral advertisements in volume two; green dot and line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered green through gilt, ruled blind, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale cream. Front end-papers a little marked in volume one, and expertly strengthened at front joints with near matching paper; small chip at corner of front paste-down similarly made good; otherwise a nice bright copy of a scarce title.

Sadleir, 817. Rated by Sadleir in his listings of comparative scarcities as the most difficult of Eliot's novels to find in the original cloth, regardless of condition. He adds: "As a comment on the remarkable scarcity of ‘Romola' (published by a first-rate firm who had paid £7,000 for serial rights and certain book-rights and who would have done all in their power to get their money back) I can only quote George Smith [‘The House of Smith, Elder', privately printed, 1923]: "‘Romola' did not increase the sale of the ‘Cornhill' and as a separate publication it had not, I think, the success it deserved." Unpopular as a serial, the three volume edition may have been purposely of modest size and destined to quick replacement by a one-volume cheap."

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ELIOT (George). Felix Holt The radical. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1866. 3 Vols.; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three, followed by publisher's inserted 20pp. Catalogue, undated, but not listing this title either among Eliot's works or under the heading ‘In the press' on the final page; pp.[iv]+303+[i (blank)]; [iv]+290; [iv]+283+[i (blank)]+4; deep old rose straight grain morocco cloth, brown calf spine labels ruled and lettered (with short title and volume number only) gilt from type,, and laid on; edges sprinkled blue; yellow coated end-papers. Spines faded, and cloth very slightly worn at extreme head and tail bands, with small cracks at head of two back joints; otherwise a nice copy.

Proof copy or prebind: almost certainly a printer's reference copy. V. Sadleir, 814 and 814a; Wolff, 2058 and 2058a; Carter, ‘Binding Variants', pp.111-2; and Parrish, p.20 for varieties of the trade issue. The earliest cased copies published by Blackwoods (Carter ‘A' and ‘B'), were either five or four hole stabbed throughout, with, respectively, the alternate gatherings being either four and three or four and two hole sewn, those in Carter's ‘A' binding inspected by ourselves being five hole stabbed, those in Carter's ‘B' binding four hole stabbed. The present copy, which has not been resewn, is four hole stabbed, the alternate gatherings being four and two hole sewn, as in Carter ‘B', but volume three has the Catalogue present only in copies of the relatively uncommon Carter ‘A' (including authorial and deposit copies). The end-papers are identical in colour, quality, and texture with those used both in Carter ‘A' and ‘B', the front end-paper of volume one bearing the neat inscription in pencil: "John Kerr / Printer / 27 Thistle Street / 1866"; that to volume three a similar inscription in ink, in the same hand, though without the address. The date of these inscriptions makes clear that the casing is contemporary, and the identity of end-papers and sewing method with those in Blackwoods issued copies suggest that the present volumes likewise are the work of Blackwoods' anonymous binder. We can discover no formal connection between John Kerr and Blackwoods' Printing Office, printers of ‘Felix Holt', and we have not succeeded in locating a Post Office Directory for 1866. The 1867 Directory, however, gives the address of ‘Blackwood & Sons, printers' as 32, Thistle Street - almost opposite to number 27 - and it seems likely that the present is a pre-production copy bound up - as cheaply as possible - for Blackwoods' use, and retained at the printing office for reference purposes, which, being no longer needed or possibly a duplicate, found itself passed on as a reading copy to Blackwoods' close trade neighbour.

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ELIOT (George). Felix Holt The radical. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1866.The Right of Translation is reserved. 3 Vols.; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three, followed by 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue, undated, but not listing this title either among Eliot's works or under the heading ‘In the press' on the final page; pp.[iv]+303+[i (blank)]; [iv]+290; [iv]+283+[i (blank)]+4; bright brown sand-grain cloth, volumes one and two ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, volume three ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; blackish green coated end-papers in first two volumes, yellow coated end-papers in volume three. Bindings a trifle used; internally a very nice copy.

Sadleir 814; Parrish, p.20. All three volumes have the same provenance, despite the mixture of binding issues. Volumes one and two are Carter's binding variant C, volume three is Carter's variant A.

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ELIOT (George). Middlemarch: A Study of provincial life. Vol.I [II; III; IV]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1871 [1872; 1872; 1872]. 4 Vols.; half-title not present in volume one, the fly-title being bound in in its stead; half and fly-titles present in other volumes; three entry Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text in volume one; contemporary full natural calf, black spine labels, tooled blind on sides, spine extra gilt; matching marbled edges and end-papers. Head of joints slightly cracking in one volume; first and last few leaves foxed in each volume; otherwise very nice.

Bound up from the parts, without the printed wrappers or advertisements. The first issue, with all of the Errata in the original, uncorrected state (Book I, p.99, 4-6ll. from foot reads: ‘how could the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects seem alien to Mrs. Cadwallader?', not ‘how could Mrs. Cadwallader feel that the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects were alien to her?'; Book II, p.408, l.2 from foot reads ‘enough to wish' not ‘enough to make us wish'; and Book III, p.103, l.11 reads ‘nulli' not ‘nullo'). Sadleir, 815 records only the book issue, which is without the errata slip, and in which, presumably, the textual changes had been made. Parrish, pp.29-31. This copy does not have the stop after the date in volume one. We are curious about the half-title present in volume one in the book issue of this title, and also sometimes found in copies bound up from the parts, since the five leaves of prelims. (including the fly-title, which does not here form a part of the first gathering of text, as it does in the other volumes), together with the three leaves of the last gathering, ‘2D', make up one full sheet. In volume two the three leaves of the prelims. (here not including the fly-title, which is ‘[A]1'), together with the five leaves of the final gathering likewise make up one full sheet; whilst in volumes three and four the total of six leaves of prelims. together with the two of the last gathering in volume four, ‘2A', likewise make up a full sheet; the last gathering of volume three being itself already a full sheet. It would appear from this that the half-title to volume one, not here present, was printed somewhat as an afterthought, and may in fact not always be called for. It is not allowed for in the pagination.

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ELIOT (George). Middlemarch: A Study of provincial life. Vol.I [II; III; IV]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1871 [1872; 1872; 1872]. 4 Vols.; half-titles present in all volumes; fly-title to Book I. not present in volume one before start of text; fly-titles present to all other books; three entry Errata slip tipped in before fly-title to Book IV. in volume two; pp.[x]+410; [vi]+377+[i (blank)]; [vi]+384; [vi]+371+[i (blank)]; contemporary half rose calf, marbled boards, sprinkled edges, dark green spine labels. Calf a little rubbed and peeling, with slight wear to two spines at head, and some labels chipped or lacking; very light foxing of first and last few leaves in each volume, and last page of volume three with glue traces at blank inner margin, apparently from removal of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Bound up from the eight original monthly parts, without the printed wrappers or advertisements. The first issue, with all of the Errata in the original, uncorrected state (Book I, p.99, 4-6ll. from foot reads: ‘how could the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects seem alien to Mrs. Cadwallader?', not ‘how could Mrs. Cadwallader feel that the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects were alien to her?'; Book II, p.408, l.2 from foot reads ‘enough to wish' not ‘enough to make us wish'; and Book III, p.103, l.11 reads ‘nulli' not ‘nullo'). Sadleir, 815 records only the book issue, which is without the errata slip, and in which, presumably, the textual changes had been made. Parrish, pp.29-31. This copy does not have the stop after the date in volume one. The prelims. to volumes II, III, and IV, together with the Contents leaf to volume I, were issued with Part VIII, four preliminary leaves to volume I having been issued already with the first Part. This is a curiosity, since five preliminary leaves would have been called for, in addition to the Contents leaf, if Volume I were intended to have both half- and fly- titles uniformly with the other volumes. We have in fact seen copies of the first issue, bound up from the Parts, with either a half-title or a fly-title present in volume one, but never with both - which appears to suggest some schizophrenia on the part of the printer!

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ELIOT (George). Middlemarch: A Study of provincial life. Vol.I [II; III; IV]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1871 [1872; 1872; 1872]. 4 Vols.; half- and fly- titles not present; three entry Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text in volume one; contemporary half black morocco faced sheep, spine ruled blind, lettered and tooled gilt, and with five raised bands; matching oil-marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Some rubbing and peeling of leather; otherwise a nice copy.

Bound up from the parts, without the printed wrappers or advertisements. The first issue. Sadleir, 815 records only the book issue, which is without the errata slip, and in which, presumably, the textual changes had been made. In the present copy Book I, p.99, 4-6ll. from foot, and Book III, p.103, l.11 have the original, uncorrected, text (‘how could the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects seem alien to Mrs. Cadwallader?', not ‘how could Mrs. Cadwallader feel that the Miss Brookes and their matrimonial prospects were alien to her?'; and ‘nulli' not ‘nullo'), but Book II, p.408, l.2 exhibits the corrected text (‘enough to make us wish' rather than ‘enough to wish'). Parrish, pp.29-31. This copy does not have the stop after the date in volume one.

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ELIOT (George). Daniel Deronda. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1876. All rights reserved. 4 Vols.; half-title in each volume; erratum slip tipped in before p.[1] in volume II; bound up without the integral advertisement leaf at the end of volume IV; scarlet half morocco-faced sheep, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, dark red patterned sand-grain cloth sides; oil-marbled edges and end-papers. Insignificant peeling of leather on back corner-pieces of volume one (revealing that it is not in fact morocco), and a little, almost imperceptible rubbing on edges; slight, light foxing of some prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, first issue (of three), bound up from the parts: with the misascribed misquotation on p.336 of volume I, and the erratum slip relating to it present in volume II. This erratum was corrected in the later book issue, where the slip consequently does not occur. Sadleir, 813 and 813a, listing only the two book issues; Wolff, 2057 listing the second book issue only (with the reference to Sadleir given as ‘813e' by mistake for ‘813a'); Parrish, pp.39 et seq. The book edition is rated number four on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities, in any state. We have seen this title several times in a binding very similar to this, and we suspect it of being a publisher's binding offered to purchasers of the parts. The five raised bands, the patterned sand grain cloth sides (in red or green, according to the leather), and the oil-marbled edges and end-papers are almost standard.

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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.

ELIOT (George). Daniel Deronda. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1876. All rights reserved. 4 Vols.; half-title in each volume; erratum slip tipped in before p.[1] in volume II; bound up without the integral advertisement leaf at the end of volume IV; red half-calf, spine with five raised bands, green leather spine label, tooled and lettered gilt, red patterned sand-grain cloth sides; oil-marbled edges and end-papers. Some prelims. and end-leaves foxed, and one or two light fox-spots elsewhere, mostly affecting margins; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, first issue (of three), bound up from the parts: with the misascribed misquotation on p.336 of volume I, and the erratum slip relating to it present in volume II. This erratum was corrected in the later book issue, where the slip consequently does not occur. Sadleir, 813 and 813a, listing only the two book issues; Wolff, 2057 listing the second book issue only (with the reference to Sadleir given as ‘813e' by mistake for ‘813a'); Parrish, pp.39 et seq. The book edition is rated number four on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities, in any state.

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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.

ELIOT (George). Daniel Deronda. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1876. All rights reserved. 4 Vols.; bound up without the half-titles, but with the fly-title present in each volume; without the erratum slip in volume II, but with the erratum lightly corrected in pencil; bound up without the integral advertisement leaf at the end of volume IV; contemporary half black morocco faced sheep, spine ruled blind, lettered gilt, and with five raised bands; matching oil-marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Joints and corners a little rubbed, but no weakness; otherwise fine.

First edition, first issue (of three), bound up from the parts: with the misascribed misquotation on p.336 of volume I, but without the erratum slip relating to it (which may in fact never have been present in this copy). This erratum was corrected in the later book issue, where the slip consequently does not occur. Sadleir, 813 and 813a, listing only the two book issues; Wolff, 2057 listing the second book issue only (with the reference to Sadleir given as ‘813e' by mistake for ‘813a'); Parrish, pp.39 et seq. The book edition is rated number four on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities, in any state. Though the four volumes of the present copy are in all other ways uniform, and all have the same contemporary armorial bookplate, volume one here has a tooled ornament on the spine which the binder has omitted from the rest.

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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.

ELIOT (George). Daniel Deronda. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1876. All rights reserved. 4 Vols.; half-title present in volumes I, III, and IV; bound up without the half-title and the erratum slip in volume II, or the integral advertisement leaf at the end of volume IV; half green morocco, gilt, green cloth sides, red burnished edges, volumes I, III, and IV, volume two non-uniform in half calf, marbled sides, and with contrasting labels, all volumes identical in size, and with five matching raised bands on spines. Scattered very light foxing and dusting; otherwise nice.

First edition, first issue, bound up from the parts: with the misascribed misquotation on p.336 of volume I, but lacking the the erratum slip relating to it in the non-uniform volume II. This erratum was corrected in the later book issue, where the slip consequently does not occur. Sadleir, 813 and 813a, listing only the two book issues; Parrish, pp.39 et seq. The book issue is rated number four on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities, in any state.

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