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.

ELIZABETH (Charlotte, i.e., C.E. Phelan, nee Browne, later Tonna). Combination: A tale, founded on facts. Dublin: Published by The Religious Tract and Book Society for Ireland, And sold at their depository, 22, Upper Sackville Street, W. Curry, Jun. and Co. and R.M. Tims, Dublin; at the Society's Depository, 32, Sackville Street, Piccadilly, J. Nisbet, Houlston and Son, Hamilton Adams and Co. London; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh; G. Gallie, Glasgow, 1833. Sm.12mo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece by John Kirkwood, with tissue guard; purple crushed morocco cloth, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Spine very slightly faded; end-papers and tissue foxed, plate foxed on back; otherwise a fine copy.



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ELLIOT (Frances). The Red cardinal: A romance. Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, Vol.V. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1885. Half-title not called for; publisher's advertisement on verso of title and dedication leaves; pp.[iv]+182. BOUND WITH: CROMMELIN (May). Brown-eyes. Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, Vol.II. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Griffith & Farran, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1884. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+184. BOUND WITH: ABDY-WILLIAMS (E.M.). Forewarned! London: W. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., Paternoster Square, 1885. Wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of half-title; head-piece to first chapter; pp.126. Three volumes bound together in Victorian half red roan, marbled sides, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Slight rubbing of covers; prelims. to second work, and title to third work lightly foxed; all volumes bound up without wrappers or advertisements.

First Bristol Library printing of the Frances Elliott, which was first issued in two volumes by F.V. White & Co. in the previous year; first edition of the other volumes. All three volumes were originally issued in wrappers, at 1/-, though the Elliot was also put up in cloth. Early volumes in Arrowsmith's Bristol Library, in the correct first printings, are scarce. Both volumes here are of the earliest issue, volume two having the imprint of Griffith & Farren instead of Simpkin, Marshall as the London publisher; whilst volume five has on the verso of the title an advertisement: Ready in June, Crown 8vo, about 280pp. Called Back. By Hugh Conway. With Six Illustrations By Fred Barnard.' - that edition not in fact appearing until early 1885.

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ELLIOTT (Mary). Tales For boys. Darton and Hodge, Holborn Hill, N.D. [c.1860]. 12mo, gathered in sixes; engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, on plate paper; letterpress title-page; three hand-coloured lithographic plates, on plate paper; eight full page wood engravings, on text paper; pp.36+3; 36+3; 36+3; 34; green sand-grain cloth blocked and lettered blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered green through gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; brown coated end-papers. Slight wear to corners and to head and tail of spine; some general dusting and marking in text; but a good copy.

Issued as a volume in Darton's Holiday Library, this legend appearing at the head of the letterpress title, and the words ‘Holiday Library' being stamped blind on sides of covers. The volume is evidently made up from four smaller volumes, the last of which possibly lacks a final leaf, although there is no sign of loss. Each volume ends with a page or two of verse. We have been unable to trace a copy of this title in any major collection.

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ELLIS (E.S., A.M.). Bob Lovell's Career: A Story of American Railway Life. Illustrated. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 8+8pp. inserted advertisements at end, dated ‘5 G. 5.92' and ‘5 B. 5.92'; olive green buckram, blocked black on back cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth bubbled on sides and spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The first leaf of the final gathering is a single inset, attached to the stub of an excised leaf, presumably a blank. The volume was evidently so issued. Issued in America under the title ‘From the Throttle to the President's Chair'. The words ‘All rights reserved' which appear at the foot of the present title-page suggest that either the English edition has precedence, or that it was issued simultaneously with the American edition. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.110, 132, 148, 164, 246, and 288.

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ELMSLIE (Theodora C.). Gladdie's sweetheart: A True Story. Ward and Downey Ltd., 12 York Buildings Adelphi, 1894. Advertisements on verso of last leaf; diagonally fine ribbed grey cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt and black-and-gilt (with some associated decorative blocking), on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with ‘crazy-paving' design in salmon-pink. Neat inscription on upper margin of half-title; advertisement page embrowned; otherwise a fine copy of a decorative book.



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ELRINGTON (H.). Is it true? A Novel, In two volumes. Remington and Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C., 1878. 2 Vols. in one, as issued; blank precedes title-page in volume one; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; diagonally fine ribbed rose madder cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated very pale cream. Spine tired, mottled, a little snagged, and showing wear over back joint; wormholes in front end-papers and first blank, only very slightly affecting fore-margin of the title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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EMERSON (P.H.). Tales From Welsh Wales, Founded on fact and current tradition. D. Nutt, 270-271, Strand, 1894. Pp.[viii]+304; inserted leaf of Sampson Low and D. Nutt advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed grey cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers, and two or three leaves at beginning and end foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

"Many of these Stories - written in North Wales in the year 1892 - are founded on fact; others are based on tradition. All the folk-lore contained in these Tales was gathered by me from the lips of the Welsh people themselves. The idiom used in the narratives is that now spoken by the Welsh "who have the English" - Author's Note.

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EMMETT (George). [Drop head:] Robin Hood And the archers of merrie Sherwood. By George Emmett, Author of "Tom Wildrake's Schooldays," "For Valour," and "Midshipman Tom," "Captain Jack," Etc., Etc. [On front cover:] London: Hogarth House, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1885]. Super Roy.12mo in half-sheets; prelims. not called for; numerous wood-engravings in the text; pp.156; white wrappers, cut flush, the inside and back wrapper printed with publisher's advertisements in black, the front wrapper printed pictorially in colours, apparently by lithography, but after a wood-engraved original which has been dissected and pasted up. Fairly short tear to back wrapper, and paper of spine slightly chipped, but otherwise a nice copy, largely unopened.

Volume one only of three which were issued separately priced at one shilling each. The book was also available in Penny Weekly Numbers and the three volumes in one, "handsomely bound in cloth and gold, 3s. 6d." Originally published c.1875 as "Robin Hood and the Archers of Sherwood Forest". The present edition, according to the advertisements, has been revised. Summers, p.481, listing the title, probably erroneously as "Robin Hood and the Outlaws of Sherwood Forest"; COPAC records only the British Library, National Library of Scotland, and Oxford copies.

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ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN (Mm. [Emile et Pierre]). The story of The plébiscite: Told by one of the seven million five hundred Thousand who voted "yes". From the French of Mm. Erckmann-Chatrian, Authors of "The Conscript," "Waterloo," "The Blockade of Phalsburg," Etc. etc. With five illustrations. Smith, Elder and Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates, by Swain after D.M. or H.H.; pp.[iv]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled reddish orange fine morocco cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black and gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. A little very light foxing; but a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. Sadleir failed to search ‘The English Catalogue' far enough: this appears to be uniform with the edition listed under 3550 as running to four volumes only. Reprinted from the ‘Cornhill Magazine'.

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[ERRYM (Malcolm J) i.e., James Malcolm RYMER.]. The black monk; Or, The secret of the grey turret. A romance. By the author of "Ada, the betrayed;" "Jane Brightwell;" "Blanche, or the mystery of the Doomed house;" "The Millers Maid;" rtc., etc., etc. London: E. Lloyd, 12, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, 1844. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate full-page illustration; fifty-two wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[ii (frontispiece)]+iv+[ii (illustration)]+412; recent half black morocco, early marbled boards, spine ruled gilt, black lettering-piece, recent pale yellow end-papers. Frontispiece laid down; one leaf with small hole in fore-margin, not approaching text; some dusting and fingering, mostly light; in general a nice copy considering the nature of the book.

Bound up from the original fifty-two penny numbers, the prelims. being issued as usual with the last number, and hence carrying the date of the book's completion. The novel has also been attributed to Thomas Peckett Prest. Lloyd seems both in this and other publications to have used the list of titles attributed to the same author for purposes of advertisement rather than identification. In the present instance ‘Ada, the betrayed; or, the murder at the old smithy' was published by Lloyd in 1842 and has been variously attributed both to Errym and Prest; ‘Jane Brightwell', Lloyd, 1844, was by Errym; "Blanche, or the mystery of the Doomed house", Lloyd, (no issue recorded by Summers before 1847), was by Prest; and "The Miller's Maid", Lloyd, (again no issue recorded by Summers before 1847), was by Prest. Among some of Rymer's papers which came to light some years ago, however, was a list of his novels which included this title, and it now seems certain that it was by him. In this copy l.54 on p.106 has the reading ‘call' for ‘calls': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined. Summers, pp.127 and 248; Block, p.203, attributing it to Errym (whose name he rearranges to spell ‘Rymer'; others rearrange it to spell ‘Merry'), apparently on the basis of ‘Ada' being by him; not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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ERSKINE (The Honourable Stuart). Lord Dullborough: A sketch. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, N.D. [1897]. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; advertisement on verso of last leaf of text, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically ribbed dark red cloth, blocked and lettered scarlet, mainly on blind panel, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, and with blind panel, on spine. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as Volume XXX of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series. The correct first printing, the advertisement leaf listing the series only to Volume XXIX.

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ESCOMBE (Edith). A tale that is told. Eden, Remington & Co, 1893. Post 8vo; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; scarlet buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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EVERETT-GREEN (E.). In Taunton Town: A Story of the Rebellion of James Duke of Monmouth In 1685. T. Nelson and Sons, 1896 [i.e., Autumn, 1895]. Imp.16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title; illustrated title-page printed in black and grey, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.502 (excluding illustrated title leaf)+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed royal blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled blind, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt and black, blocked blind, on spine; t.e.g., end-papers printed with conventional flower pattern in pale jade green. First two leaves and last leaf slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

A novel issued in the series ‘Tales of English History'. A useful neat inscription on the front end-paper is dated ‘Oct: 21: 95'. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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EVERETT-GREEN (Evelyn). Duff Darlington; Or, An unsuspected genius. Illustrated by Harold Copping. S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1895]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; head-pieces and tail-pieces throughout; frontispiece and six full-page illustrations, unbacked, but printed on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.160; publisher's inserted 20pp. catalogue at end; grey buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, blocked black, salmon, and cream, lettered black and black-shadowed gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and grey-through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated lemon. Front end-paper mostly lacking; prelims. and edges a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first edition, printed on good paper.

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EVERETT-GREEN (E.). For the Queen's Sake Or The Story of Little Sir Caspar. With six illustrations by John H. Bacon. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1898. Swantype frontispiece, vignette title, and four plates; letterpress title; grey-brown buckram pictorially blocked in black and brown on spine and front cover; lettered on front cover in black and black shadowed brown on gilt; white end-papers printed with a floral design in sage green. Gilt very slightly rubbed and dull, but a near-fine copy.

Juvenile. This title not in the Osborne Collection.

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EWALD (Alex. Charles, F.S.A., Of the Record Office). Stories From The state papers. In two volumes. Chatto & Windus, 1882. 2 Vols., wire-stitched; large folding facsimile frontispiece in volume one; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated May, 1882 at end of volume two; diagonally fine ribbed mid-brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, on front cover, blocked black, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Virtually fine copy of a handsome book.

Not in Sadleir.

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EWING (Juliana Horatia). A great emergency, And other tales. With four illustrations. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1877. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece by H. Harral after H. Paterson, and three plates (one signed ‘N'); pp.[viii]+300; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated on last page November, 1876; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated cream. Barely visible damp-mottling of sides; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a scarce title.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.51, 209, and 277, and are here bound in to face p.50, 208, and 278. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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EWING (Juliana Horatia). The Story of a Short Life. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, N.D., [1885]. Sm.4to, pp.82; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; white boards printed in black and grey. Paper covering of spine defective, and corners a little worn; one or two minor faults internally; in general, however, a nice copy.

Printed throughout on glazed cream paper.

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FALCONER (Lanoe [i.e., Mary Elizabeth Hawker].). Mademoiselle Ixe. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1891. Narrow 12mo; blank at end; pp.[iv]+185+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; French folded mustard yellow self-wrappers over plain white paper, printed on front wrapper and spine in black. Wrappers slightly dusty; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued originally in 1890 in a different format, the present second edition represents the first publication of this title in T. Fisher Unwin's ‘Pseudonym Library', of which it forms volume 1. The correct first printing thus, the first three titles only of the series being listed on the verso of the half-title, and the series being advertised in paper wrappers, ‘price 1/6.', but not as yet in cloth. Sadleir, 3655, and Wolff, 2115, both only recording later reprints. This original issue, especially in nice state, is decidedly scarce.

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F[ANTHOME]. (J.F.). Mariam; A story of The Indian mutiny of 1857. "Though dead she yet speaketh." By J.F.F. (One of the survivors). Benares: The Chandraprabha Press, Co. Ld., 1896. Sm.cr.8vo, signed and gathered in fours; half-title not called for, the title-page being conjugate with the Dedication leaf and forming the first gathering, the second gathering consisting of three leaves, the last being blank on verso and followed by a stub; pp.[iv]+[6 (Con- tents)]+[viii (Preface) ]+[538]+[40 (Appendices) ]+[8 (Short Glossary of Foreign Terms More Commonly Used in the Text)]+4 (Errata); greenish white paper covered thin boards printed in black, cut flush. Neatly rebacked; paper on boards a little chipped, foxed, and dusty; end-papers a little damp-marked; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription, dated ‘14th Jan: 1897', on the front end-paper. Provided copiously with brief footnotes on native terms and aspects of Indian life, as well as the glossary, and the appendices to which the more extended notes are relegated, the volume contains an enormous wealth of detail concerning everyday matters of Indian life in the mid to later nineteenth century, ranging from folk traditions to the mundanely factual -information on the cost of saris, or the preparation of a meal. In the present copy, p.528 is misnumbered 228, and the publication prices listed on the back cover have been altered and reduced in ink - a fact which might suggest lateness of issue were it not for the presentation inscription dated (pretty well) within the year of publication. The author's name appears on the back cover.

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FARJEON (B.L.). The Duchess Of Rosemary Lane. A Novel. In three volumes. Tinsley Brothers, 8, Catherine St., Strand, 1876. Half-title in each volume, fly-titles in volumes two and three, not called for in volume one; final blank in volume two; grass green diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked black on sides, lettered gilt and blocked black and gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Very slight wear to covers; end-papers renewed; a little light marking and dusting, but generally a nice copy. Scarce.

Sadleir 841. Sadleir's copy had a blank preceding the half-title in volume one, which was not included in the pagination, and is not present here.

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FARJEON (B.L.). Christmas stories. Blade-o'-grass. Bread-and-cheese and Kisses. Golden grain. The king of no-land. An island pearl. Shadows on the snow. Tinsley Brothers, 8, Catherine Street, Strand, 1876. Demy 8vo; pp.[i]+96+104+96+96+96+96+frontispiece and five wood-engraved plates; numerous wood- engravings in the text; slip printed in scarlet advertising the January [1875] number of "Tinsleys' Magazine" bound in betwen pp.26-27 of "The King of No-Land"; half-title not called for; diagonally fine ribbed green cloth blocked black on sides, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g.; pale cream coated end-papers. Cloth slightly scratched on sides, otherwise a fine copy

Consists of the Christmas numbers of "Tinsleys' Magazine for 1871-1876 (Sadleir 835, 836, 843, 850, 848, 862a) bound up together without the wrappers and supplied with a general title-page. This collected edition is not in Sadleir. Illustrators include Harry Furniss, and D.H. Friston; those to "Blade-o'-grass" were engraved by Edmund Evans. Sadleir is in error in stating that the illustrations to "The King of No-Land" are "after R. Knight"; Knight was the engraver, the illustrations being after Friston. In a new Dedicatory Preface to the last story the author says: "Before the Author issued his initial Christmas Story, ‘Blade-o'-Grass,' the immatured scheme of the present Tale received the warm approval of the Great Master of Christmas Literature whose name is honoured in many lands." The work was originally published in 1865 in Dunedin, with a Dedication to Charles Dickens.

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FARRAR (F.W.). Darkness and dawn Or Scenes in the days of Nero. An historic tale. In two volumes. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., And New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1891. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue dated ‘10/91' at end of volume one; blank before half-title in volume two; pp.xii+334+[ii]; [2]+vi+351+[i (blank)]; navy blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Small hole in one inner margin, not approaching text, due to an oringinal binding or paper fault; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2156, failing to note that the last leaf of volume one is blank. Printed on thick paper: a strikingly substantial book!

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FAVENC (Ernest). The secret Of the Australian desert. With four illustrations by Percy F.S. Spence And a map. Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, E.C., 1896. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates in half-tone; double spread map in colours; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end; light olive green buckram, blocked black, white, and terra-cotta, lettered black, and black-outlined white and terra-cotta on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked black, white, and terra-cotta on spine; glazed buff end-papers. Spine darkened, covers slightly rubbed; some dusting internally; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

A juvenile novel, based on the fatal expedition of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, which was later to form the inspiration of Patrick White's novel ‘Voss'. Includes also some lost race elements.

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FEARON (Alec). Kenneth Trelawny. In two vols. Wm. H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place. Publishers to the India Office. 1879. 2 Vols. in one, as issued, Globe 8vo; pp.[iv]+384; [iv]+368; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Some wear to edges of spine and boards; a nice copy otherwise.

Not in Sadleir. Set partly in Australia. First edition, presumed second issue, the spine showing the author's name, incorrectly, as ‘Alice Fearon'. The binding of this issue looks more expensive than that of the issue in green cloth on which the author's name is given correctly as ‘Alec', and we therefore have presumed it to have precedence. Both issues have the price given on the spine as ‘21/-'.

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FEARON (Alec). Kenneth Trelawny. In two vols. Wm. H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place. Publishers to the India Office. 1879. 2 Vols. in one, as issued, Globe 8vo; half-title in volume two only, lacking in volume one; pp.[ii (?ex iv)]+384; [iv]+368; diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; yellow coated end-papers. Slight wear to covers, and two or three leaves foxed at beginning and end; first title-page apparently reinserted; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Set partly in Australia. First edition, presumed third issue, the spine being correctly lettered with the author's name. (The full-stop following the name is set below the line, but this is probably intentional as it balances the extended first stroke of the ‘A' in ‘Alec'.) The binding of this issue looks less expensive than that of the issue in brown cloth on which the author's name is given erroneously as ‘Alice', and we therefore have presumed it to be tertiary. Both issues have the price given on the spine as ‘21/-'.

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FENN (George Manville). Menhardoc: A story of Cornish nets and mines. With eight full-page illustrations by C.J. Staniland. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., 1885. Frontispiece and seven plates printed in black and grey; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end headed ‘New Series for Season 1885'; brown cloth blocked bright and matt gilt, red and black, lettered black, black-outlined red, and black-outlined gilt, ruled black and gilt, on front cover, blocked red, black, bright and matt gilt, lettered gilt and brown-through-gilt, ruled gilt and black, on spine, ruled blind on back cover; end-papers coated black. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.



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FENN (G. Manville). Brownsmith's boy. With twelve illustrations By Gordon Browne. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C.; Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1886 [i.e., 1885]. Frontispiece, and eleven plates printed in brownish grey and black; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end (advertising this title without reviews among ‘The New Season's Books'); bevelled grey buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked dark red, dark green, and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt and gilt outlined dark red on front cover, gilt and grey through gilt on spine; a.e. olivine; end-papers coated maroon. Covers somewhat rubbed; slight cracking of end-papers; a little scattered dust-marking; but a good copy, nonetheless.

With an ALS from the author, c.60 words, dated from 20 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, W., April 17th 1883 lightly tipped in before the half-title. CBEL, III, p.569; Wolff, 2173, recording an otherwise similar copy in scarlet cloth, and with dark brown end-papers.

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FENN (Geo. Manville). Yussuf the guide: Being The strange story of the travels in Asia Minor of Burne the lawyer, Preston the professor, And Lawrence the sick. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C.; Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1887 [i.e., 1886]. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates by John Schonberg; pp.352; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end advertising this title, without reviews, under ‘The New Season's Books'; chocolate buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black and bright gilt on front cover and spine, blocked matt gilt, brownish salmon, black, and brown, lettered chocolate through matt gilt, on front cover, blocked matt gilt, black and brown, lettered gilt and chocolate through matt gilt, on spine; t.e. green, others plain; end-papers coated black. Covers somewhat dull, and with small rubbed patch on spine; scattered dusting and marking in text; a good copy only.

The correct first edition, with a dated title page, fore- and lower- edges plain, and BLACKIE & SON imprint at tail of spine. Later copies are without the imprint, and have all edges olivine; later printings have the title page undated. This was the last of Fenn's books published by Blackie to have a publisher's imprint on the spine. It is unusual among the Blackie volumes in having some edges plain, and in being without bevelled boards, and it may have represented an experiment in cutting production costs. Wolff, 2227.

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FENN (Geo. Manville). Devon boys: A tale of the north shore. With twelve full-page illustrations By Gordon Browne. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1887 [i.e., 1886]. Frontispiece, and eleven plates; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end (listing this title without reviews among ‘The New Season's Books'); bevelled grey buckram ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, black and gilt on spine, blocked black, red, white, and gilt, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked black, red, and white, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. olivine; end-papers coated maroon. Slight dulling of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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FENN (George Manville). [Cover title:] The People's Pocket Story Books. A novel complete in each volume Price three pence. The blue dragoons. [On inside wrappers:] James Henderson, Red Lion House, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, N.D. [c.1887]. F'cap 16mo; half-title not called for; pp.[3]-254; yellow coated wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black with illustration, series title, first title and subtitle, price etc., on back and inside wrappers with publisher's and commercial advertisements in black; early rebound in puce diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, unlettered, and without free end-papers. Blank fore-margin of front wrapper chipped, and paper tape repair on verso; title leaf apparently lacking; otherwise a very nice copy of a rare title.

An adventure novel set during the Indian Mutiny. Apparently the correct first printing, cleanly printed in undamaged type. Almost a miniature book, four and seven eighths by three and one eighth inches, set in diamond type, forty lines to the page, excluding headlines, with an average of ten words per line. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, the British or London Library Catalogues, the English Catalogue of Books, or N.U.C. A rare series of which the British Library Catalogue records in all forty-seven volumes (not including this one), issued, according to the back wrapper of the first volume, ‘monthly, or at shorter intervals'. The first volume is dated 1867, and was issued with the imprint ‘James Henderson, Weekly Budget Office, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street', this imprint being continued until some time in 1872, when it was altered to read ‘James Henderson, Red Lion House, Red Lion-court, Fleet-street, E.C.'. Some time before 1883, the ‘E.C.' and the hyphens being dropped, the imprint became that as given on the present volume. The series was continued for a considerable time, at the same price, and seems to have been superseded after about 1900 by Henderson's ‘Favourite Series', which was also issued at 3d. One of the more remarkable popular publishing ventures of the nineteenth century - each volume containing as much as a full-length novel - but necessarily ephemeral in nature, and now largely forgotten.

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FENN (George Manville). Princess Fedor's Pledge, And other stories. Hutchinson and Co., 25, Paternoster Square, N.D. [1890]. Post 8vo; series title precedes half-title; frontispiece on verso of half-title, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+308+4; quarter dark green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, and with black paper label ruled and lettered gilt, on spine, rich brown glazed paper boards, elaborately embossed with a design resembling eddying water; end-papers printed with daisy-and-leaf design in grey. Slight general wear to covers; one or two minor faults internally; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Idle Hour Series'. The correct first, published at 2/6d. The book was reissued in cr.8vo format at 1/6d. the next year.

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FENN (G. Manville). Mahme Nousie. In one volume. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, N.D. [1892]. Blank before half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+338+[vi]; scarlet vertically fine ribbed cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

The first one volume edition of a book originally issued in two volumes the preceding year. A scarce adult title.

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FENN (George Manville). Roy Royland Or The young castellan: A tale of the civil war. With eight illustrations By W. Boucher. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, 1896. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven illustrations arranged as plates, but on text-paper and included in the pagination; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end (starting with this book, which is listed without reviews); bevelled dark apple-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, gilt, grey-green, blue green, and red, lettered black, black outlined red-and-gilt, and blue-green-and-black, and gilt outlined gilt-and-red, on front cover, blocked red, black, and gilt, lettered black, gilt, black outlined gilt, and black outlined blue-green-and-black, on spine; end-papers faced grey. Back cover a little marked; slight embrowning of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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FENN (George Manville). In Honour's Cause: a Tale of the Days of George the First. Illustrations by Lancelot Speed. S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd., Old Bailey, N.D. [1896]. Half-tone frontispiece and six plates; one illustration in text; pp.415 (including three of the plates)+[i (blank)]; mottled light blue rough buckram, ruled black, elaborately enamelled black, flesh, grass green, and pale sky-blue on front cover and spine, lettered black and black-shadowed orange on front cover, panelled gilt, lettered black, and mottled light blue through gilt, on spine. Two minute scratches (three-sixteenths af an inch by one sixteenth) in enamel at corner of spine and back cover; crease in front paste-down due to an original binding fault, small chip from blank fore-corner of one leaf due to an original paper fault, slight marginal embrowning of three leaves due to contact with plates; otherwise, and in general a brilliantly fine, crisp, copy of a scarce and delicate title, rare in this state.

There is no list of plates, but they form pp.191-2, 219-20, 259-60, and face p.294 and 414: the frontispiece being the third plate not included in the pagination. We hypothesise that later impressions were envisaged as having fewer plates. The very delicate split-duct enamel work on the covers (especially the spine) is very striking, and is astonishingly bright.

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FENN (Geo. Manville). In the Mahdi's grasp. With six illustrations by Lancelot Speed. S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1899]. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, on plate paper, but all included in the pagination; pp.428; publisher's inserted 28pp. Catalogue at end; deep sea-green buckram, blocked red, brown, black, and white, lettered black, and black-shadowed gilt, on front cover, blocked black, white, brown, and gilt, ruled black and gilt, lettered white, and black, embossed black through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in brown. Spine slightly darkened, and gilt on spine a little rubbed; end-papers a little cracked; inscription on half-title (v. note); a few leaves lightly foxed or spotted; in general, however, a nice copy.

The correct first edition, printed on paper of good quality, that does not brown. The welcome inscription on the half-title, which includes the date ‘Xmas 1899', confirms this: the book was first published in September of that year. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2189, recording an otherwise similar copy in grey cloth, with an inscription on the half-title dated ‘Christmas 1899'. There is no list of plates, but they form pp.[63/4], [203/4], [265/6], [303/4], and [371/2]. A scientifically advanced story, involving, oddly, a portable X-ray machine.

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FÉRÉAL (M. V. de). The Mysteries Of the Inquisition. Geo. Peirce, 310 Strand, N.D. [1842]. Lge.post 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; illustrated title-page, wood-engraved head-pieces and initial letters and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; pp.128; contemporary half-sheep, marbled boards. Sheep a little rubbed, and boards dusty; some dusting, fingering, and a few leaves foxed or with small stains; a very good copy, nonetheless.

A ‘penny dreadful' issued sixteen numbers in fifteen, probably at a half-penny. Summers, p.434, noting that the French original was published by Boizerd, rue Jacob, Paris, and that the English version is believed to be by G.M.W. Reynolds. Not in Block.

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FERGUSON (Sir Samuel). Hibernian Nights' Entertainments. By Sir Samuel Ferguson. Contents, first series: The death of the children of Usnach. The return of Claneboy. The captive of Killeshin. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 94, 95, & 96 Middle Abbey Street. London: George Bell & Sons, 5 York Street, Covent Garden, 1887. F'cap 8vo; title-page and integral front wrapper and half/series title precede first page of Introduction; last leaf of text a single inset, signed ‘K'; pp.[4 (including wrapper)]+xii+146. BOUND WITH: FERGUSON (Sir Samuel). Hibernian Nights' Entertainments. By Sir Samuel Ferguson. Contents, second series: An adventure of Shane O'Neill's. Corby Mac Gilmore. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 94, 95, & 96 Middle Abbey Street. London: George Bell & Sons, 5 York Street, Covent Garden, 1887. F'cap 8vo; title-page and half/series title with wood-engraved vignette precede first page of text; pp.[iv]+184. 2 Vols. bound together without wrappers in full light brown fine art-linen, spines ruled gilt and with skiver lettering-pieces. Small ink-spot on top-edges, and a couple more on back cover; one or two fox-spots or other small marks in text; half/series title to the first volume mis-bound after the title-page; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Originally issued in wrappers, priced at 1/- for each series. A third series was also issued, but is not here present, containing ‘The Rebellion of Silken Thomas'. Short stories based on Irish history, written by Ferguson in his early youth and here collected a few months after his death from their appearances in ‘The Dublin University Magazine' and ‘Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine' - though a pirated edition had appeared in America in 1857. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and Trinity College Dublin copies only on COPAC, plus Birmingham for the first series.

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FERNANDEZ Y GONZALEZ (D.M.). Hermesenda; Or, Bishop, husband & King. From the Spanish of D.M. Fernandez y Gonzalez, By J.R. and J.A.G. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 136, Strand, W.C., and 36, Piccadilly, W.; Manchester: 49, Cross Street; Otley: William Walker & Sons., N.D. [1887]. Globe 8vo; Pp.[iv]+240; olive brown diagonal fine rib effect small patterned cloth ruled and lettered blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Nice copy of a very scarce title

Apparently the only product of what is called in the translator's Preface an "attempt to bring before the reading public a leaf from a Literature comparatively little known - the Modern Spanish Novel"; though the translators imply that there might well be more to come if this were well received. It is also the only novel we can remember having seen published by Sotheran, which may explain its rarity to-day. Apparently the only translation of this work into English, and the first appearance in English of any of this author's works. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FERRARS (John). All rights reserved. Claud Brennan. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, N.D. [1893]. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.302+[ii]; rich brown buckram, ruled and blocked light marina blue, and black, on front cover and spine, lettered black and black-outlined light marina blue on front cover, blocked with publisher's device, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine. Covers a little marked and rubbed; otherwise in general a nice copy

Issued as Volume XV. of Arrowsmith's Three & Sixpenny Series, and bound in the second of the four standard bindings in which the series appeared. This copy has ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series / Vol.XV.' printed centrally between two rules on the verso of the title-leaf, whilst the integral advertisements list ‘Arrowsmith's Bristol Library' up to number 53 (‘Harry Forrester' by Annie Thomas), and this series only up to Vol.XIV. According to the ‘English Catalogue of Books' the present title was issued in July. Not a great copy, but to-day one of the scarcest titles of the series.

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[FERRIER (Susan).]. The inheritance. By the author of Marriage. In three volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1824. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; contemporary half green calf, gilt and blind, black and maroon labels, marbled sides. Two gatherings a trifle proud, but a generally nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2235.

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[FERRIER (Susan).]. The inheritance. By the author of Marriage. In three volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1824. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; contemporary half natural calf, gilt, black labels, marbled sides. Two volumes in need of rebacking; marginal foxing or staining of early leaves in volume one; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2235.

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[FILLEUL (Adèle, baronne de Souza).]. Charles et Marie. Par l'auteur d'Adèle de Senange, A Paris, Chez Maradan, An X - 1802. Pp.156; original pale yellow wrappers; a.e. uncut. Wrappers deefective at backstrip and rather dusty; some leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.



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FINDLATER (Jane Helen). The green graves Of Balgowrie. Methuen & Co., 1896. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.341+[iii]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated March 1896; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e.uncut; end-papers coated black. Covers a little used; a little scattered light dusting and marking; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FINNEMORE (John). The Custom of the Country: An Idyll of The Welsh Mountains. Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1898. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+246+[ii]; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked blind, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, on front cover, blocked blind, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine. Very slight marking of covers; one small fox-spot on edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff,

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FIRTH (George). The Adventures of A martyr's bible. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Final blank; light fawn cloth ruled and lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Scattered foxing; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

In the remainder (Times Book Club) binding.

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FITZ GERALD (G. Beresford, F.S.A.). A Fleeting Show. Digby Long & Co., 18 Bouverie Street London E.C., 1897. Blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated May 1897; pp.[iv]+[266]+[ii]; light blue linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with sweet briar pattern in pale lime green. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FITZGERALD (Geraldine Penrose). Only three weeks. A Novel. By the author of ‘Ereighda Castle'. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1872. (All rights reserved.) 2 Vols.; final blank in volume one; pp.[iv]+281+[iii]; [iv]+275+[i (blank)]; bright brown patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated peach. Some foxing, chiefly of first and last few leaves; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FITZGERALD (S.J.). The Lancasters And their friends. A tale of Methodist life. Wesleyan Conference Office, 2, Castle-street, City-road; Sold at 66, Paternoster-row, N.D. [1880]. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.viii+264; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, pictorially blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered brown through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally greenish grey. Publisher's rubber stamps on prelims. and last leaf (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The publisher's file copy, bearing their ‘Library' stamps; the verso of the front end-paper bears the pencilled number ‘83', altered to ‘93', and the note ‘Stereos'.

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FITZ-GERALD (S.J. Adair). Fame The Fiddler: A Story without a Plot: Being a realistic Account of some Things that happen. London, Lawrence Greening & Co., 20 Cecil Court Charing Cross, And "Free Press" Company 429 Brixton Road, 1898. Pp.272; Greening's 4pp. inserted advertisements at end for ‘1897-98', this being the first title listed; lime green buckram, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of sides a little marked and rubbed; front end-papers slightly cracked; a little very light scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Set in contemporary Bohemian London. A very early Greening title, and a form of their imprint we have not come across before. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FLAUBERT (Gustave). Salammbo Of Gustave Flaubert. Englished By M. French Sheldon. Translation authorised by the heirs of Gustave Flaubert. Saxon & Co., 23, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London, And Tribune Building, New York, 1886. Two binder's blanks before half-title; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements followed by two binder's blanks at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed bluish violet cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with flower and leaf pattern in grey. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition in English.

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FLEMING (George). Andromeda. In two volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1885. 2 Vols.; half-title present in volume one, none called for in volume two; blank or advertisement leaf possibly lacking at end of volume one, the last gathering consisting of five leaves; full navy blue binder's buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight general wear to cloth, and one or two small corners turned; but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FLEMING (Keith). At the eleventh Hour: A novel in three periods. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York, 1891. Pp.[viii]+312; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered blind, and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine, in series style; t.e.g. Nice copy.

A melodramatic story. Issued as a volume in ‘Routledge's Hearth & Home Library'. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2263, recording only the yellowback issue of the same date.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). Through Storm and stress: Being a history of the remarkable adventures Of Richard Fletcher of York. Retold by J.S. Fletcher Author of ‘The Winding Way,' ‘Andrewlina,' ‘The Quarry Farm,' etc. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, N.D. [October 1892]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece after W.S. Stacey, with thin paper guard, precedes title-page; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; deep apple-green buckram, blocked and lettered black, lettered black-shadowed gilt, blocked chromatically red and pale green on front cover and spine, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; white end-papers printed sea green with a reversed-out pattern of daffodils. Fine copy.

Published originally at 2/-, the inserted advertisements in this copy, which appear to date from the Autumn of 1902, advertise this title at 1/6d., whilst a prize label on the front paste-down bears the date 1904: this is, at least, therefore, a late issue. We suspect, however, that it may be a reprint, since we believe that Chambers first printings almost always have a dated title-page. It is, nonetheless, a very uncommon title. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). The remarkable Adventure Of Walter Trelawney Parish ‘prentice of Plymouth In The year of the great armada Re-told by J.S. Fletcher. With frontispiece by W.S. Stacey. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, 1894 [i.e., October 1893]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.216 (including frontispiece); light greenish grey buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device black (the letters black-outlined grey-green) on back cover, blocked pictorially red, blue, yellow, and black on front cover and spine, lettered black shadowed gilt, and black, on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered black, and gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with pattern of passion flowers, leaves, and tendrils in grey green. Faint mark on back cover; nonetheless virtually a fine copy.

Issued in October 1893, but dated ahead. The present copy bears a welcome prize label inscribed ‘December, 1893', which makes this clear.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). Mistress spitfire: A Plain Account of Certain Episodes in the History of Richard Coope, Gent., and Of his Cousin, Mistress Alison French, at the Time Of the Revolution, 1642-1644. Revised and edited From the original ms. By J.S. Fletcher Author of "When Charles the First was King," etc. J.M. Dent & Co., 1896. Frontispiece with tissue guard and large folding map, printed in bright brown; title-page printed in red and black; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1896; Cambridge blue coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Light dusting of covers; some foxing; a few leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a nice copy.



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FLETCHER (J.S.). The making of Matthias. J: S: Fletcher: Illustrated by Lucy Kemp Welch. John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1898. London and New York, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf printed on verst only precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard precedes illustrated title-page; numerous integral illustrations, some full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination; blank precedes final full-page illustration with printer's imprint on verso, followed by 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements (for the first four volumes of the ‘Arcady Library'), and publisher's inserted catalogue dated 1898, 12pp., at end; Marina blue buckram, gilt-ruled frame on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription on the front end-paper. Rather a beautiful book for which the binding was designed by the illustrator. "In ‘The Making of Matthias' the author has attempted to realise the life of a boy of imaginative temperament, who lives on a lonely Yorkshire farm, and spends most of his time out of doors." - publisher's advertisement.

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FLETCHER (J.S.). The paths of the Prudent. A comedy. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1899. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end (last page blank), dated February 1899; pp.viii+309+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii (verso blank); vertically fine ribbed bright scarlet cloth lettered within ruled boxes gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Pinhole in cloth (only) of back cover; very light foxing of first and last few leaves; a virtually a fine copy, nonetheless of a scarce title.

An interesting presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription to Frederick Langbridge dated ‘May 18. 1900.' on front end-paper. Langbridge was to become Fletcher's father-in-law. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FOLI (Madame R.). The last stake: A tale of Monte Carlo. T. Fisher Unwin, 26, Paternoster Square, 1886. Lithographic frontispiece signed ‘B. Foli'; diagonally fine ribbed grey-blue cloth blocked with a floral design in green and brown on front cover, with publisher's device in blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; grey-brown coated end-papers. Covers used; end-papers cracked; otherwise in general nice.



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[FORD, earlier] HUEFFER (Ford H. Madox). The Brown owl: A Fairy Story. Two illustrations by F. Madox Brown. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Pott 8vo; half-title and title pages printed in red and black; frontispiece; one plate with tissue guard; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+165+[i (blank)]+[ii]; ivory buckram, elaborately blocked with repeating pattern in blue on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blue on back cover, ruled and lettered blue on front cover and spine; edges and end-papers printed with same repeating pattern in blue as covers. Slight darkening of spine; one free end-paper lacking; otherwise nice.

Issued as Volume One of ‘The Children's Library'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The plate faces p.48.

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FORD (James L.). The literary shop And other tales. New York, Geo. H. Richmond & Co., 1894. 12mo, in half sheets; two blanks precede title-page, the outermost pasted down beneath front end-paper; half-title not called for; final blank pasted down beneath back end-paper; light jade green fine linen, paper spine label; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very slight spotting of covers, and label a little dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed at the De Vinne Press. Despite the title-page, the long title piece is not fiction, but an ‘insider' study of the influences of the editorial policies of American magazines on the nature ofthe fiction produced in that land from the early 1870s to the early 1890s.

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FORDE (Gertrude). Only a coral girl. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1888. Pp.[vi]+303+[i (blank)]; [vi]+303+[i (blank)]; [vi]+257+[i (blank)]; 16pp. advertisements on text-paper at end; diagonally fine ribbed light grey cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. Spines darkened and dulled; corner chipped from one front end-paper; slight cracking of some end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FORDE (H.A.). Across Two Seas: A New Zealand Tale. By H.A. Forde, Author of ‘The Old Ship,' ‘Black and White,' Etc. Illustrated. Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co., 3 Paternoster Buildings, E.C., And 44 Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W., 1894. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and ten illustrations signed with monogram CW, all unbacked, but on text-paper and included in the pagination; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)]+188+[iv]; deep yellow-green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked in flesh, brown, white, iron grey, and black, lettered black and black outlined scarlet on front cover, blocked flesh, brown, white, black, red, and gilt, ruled black and gilt, lettered green through gilt and black outlined scarlet, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. A little scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who records one doubtful title, ‘Waiting for Tidings', listed as by the author of ‘White and Black'. The volume is also seen in scarlet buckram, similarly blocked, but in a different range of colours.

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[FORRESTER (A.H.).]. Phantasmagoria Of fun. Edited and illustrated By Alfred Crowquill. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1843. 12mo; half-titles not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; scarlet fine morocco grain Mercerised cotton, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked pictorially gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Almost invisible minute restorations to cloth at head and tail of spines; bookplate removed from one paste-down leaving a scuff, and very slight cracking of end-papers; two or three scattered fox-spots; otherwise, and in general effect, a near-fine copy of rather a striking book.

Not in Sadleir; Block, p.76, erroneously attributing the work to Charles Robert Forrester; Wolff, 2292. Short stories and sketches, for the most part unascribed, but one or two signed ‘the editor'.

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[FORRESTER (A.H.) and FITZPATRICK (E.).]. Cured By an Incurable By Crowquill and Pencilpoint. London, 1887. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; vignette title-page, a single inset; numerous illustrations in text; large folding wood-engraved plate, followed by integral single inset advertisement leaf for ‘The Royal Hospital for Incurables', at end; pp.82+[ii]; buff wrappers, the front wrapper printed with a design by Fitzpatrick, in brown. Neatly re-backed; wrappers very slightly worn at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued to raise money for ‘The Royal Hospital for Incurables', and sold at 8d. The advertisement leaf is dated January, 1887.

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FORRESTER (Mrs.). Diana Carew; Or, For a woman's sake. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1876. 3 Vols.; half-titles not present; contemporary half roan, marbled boards. One spine chipped and partly detached; first and last few leaves in each volume foxed, and scattered foxing elsewhere; a very good copy, nonetheless.

A very readable novel, written partly in the first person. Not in Sadleir.

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