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.

[FORSTER (E.M.).]. The Dolly dialogues By Anthony Hope. Reprinted from the Westminster Gazette. "Westminster Gazette," Tudor Street, E.C, [sic], 1896. Pp.viii+144; pink binder's cloth, vellum label ruled and lettered gilt; t.e.g.; pink marbled end-papers. Fine copy.

Presentation copy from E.M. Forster, inscribed on the half-title page in Forster's characteristic hand: "Louis Green / from E.M.F. / Xmas 1899." A very early E.M. Forster inscription. The first unillustrated edition, the illustrations to the first edition of 1894 having been notably unsuccessful.

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FORSTER (Francis). Major Joshua: A novel. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. Blank before half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed with ship and swan design in greenish ochre. Slight general wear to covers; light foxing throughout; but a good copy.

Interesting chiefly for the character of Major Joshua, a delightfully drawn philosopher of enlightened self-interest, whose mental orientation is presented sympathetically and convincingly. Morphia addiction - and poisoning - and also robbery play a minor part in the plot.

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FORSTER (William J.). Sinclair's museum; And Other stories. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle Street, City Road, E.C., And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1892. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.128; light blue buckram, blocked black, ruled and lettered black and gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked gilt, lettered light blue through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with crazy paving pattern in light brown. Spine slightly darkened; nick in fore-edge of title-page due to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine copy.

Stories mostly involving children, and hence probably intended as a juvenile. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Purchased from the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly file, but without signs of ownership apart from two uninterpretable pencilled numbers on the back of the front end-paper (‘G4' crossed out and ‘G3' substituted).

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[FORSYTH (Evelyn).]. Ye Gestes of ye Ladye Anne: A marvellous pleasaunt and comfortable Tayle. Edited [i.e., written] by Evelyn Forsyth. Illustrated by A. Hennen Broadwood. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, E.C., Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [1884]. F'cap 4to; half-title printed on verso only precedes integral wood-engraved frontispiece; numerous illustrations, and some music, in text; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; parchment self-wrappers, printed with woodcut illustration, title, and price, on front wrapper. Very sllight dusting of parchment, and barely noticeable damp-stain on back wrapper; otherwise, and in effect, a fine crisp copy of one of the scarcer publications of the Leadenhall Press.

An original work, supposedly here edited from a 1512 edition adapted from a supposed mediæval manuscript found on the demolition of a chapel at Ludlow in Shropshire, and set in Wales. The design of the volume itself is a not unwitty parody of an early parchment-bound volume, complete with crude wood-cuts, and a sprinkling of verses in black-letter.

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FOTHERGILL (Caroline). The Comedy of Cecilia Or An honourable man. Adam and Charles Black, 1895. Pp.176; mottled cream smooth cloth flecked brownish orange, blocked and lettered on front cover and spine with an elaborate art nouveau design in brown; t.e. uncut; glazed white end-papers printed with floral pattern in lime green and pink. Spine slightly darkened; corrected ink class-mark on corner of front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Feminist novel. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The author was Jessie Fothergill's sister.

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FOTHERGILL (Caroline). A matter Of Temperament. Adam and Charles Black, 1897. Pp.367+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed iron grey cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The author was Jessie Fothergill's sister.

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[FOTHERGILL (Jessie).]. Probation. A Novel. By The author of ‘The First Violin.' In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to her Majesty the Queen, 1879. (All Rights Reserved.) Globe 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[ii]+277+[i (blank)]; ii+308; ii+335+[i (blank)]; contemporary half-roan, marbled boards; later black end-papers. Recently rebacked with matching cloth and pink paper labels printed in black; a little scattered marking and foxing in text, but text in general near nice.

Sadleir, 898, recording a mixed set in which the first volume is a second edition, which collates [iv]+283+[i], having very probably textual differences. Wolff, 2308, recording all volumes in first edition and collating as here.

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FOUQUÉ (Frederick, Baron de la Motte). Thiodolf The Icelander. From The German of De la Motte Fouque. [sic] London, James Burns, 1845. 2 Vols. in one, as issued, f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for to volume one, present to volume two; wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume after Edward Corbould, on plate-paper and with tissue guard, that to volume one by C. Bray, and to volume two by G. Dalziel; volume one with wood-engraved title-page and head-piece to first page of Preface, and wood-engraved illustration after Corbould with tissue guard, to first page of text; no title-page called for to volume two; pp.vi+192; 172; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated April 1845; scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small chip to cloth facing of headband; otherwise a near-fine copy. Scarce.

Issued according to the advertisements as the latest volume (No.4) of the publisher's ‘Library of Fiction and Romance', a series evidently unknown to Sadleir, who does, however, record one example of ‘Burns' Fireside Library', the first thirteen titles of which are advertised in the present catalogue, with a further twenty-two as planned. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; COPAC records copies only at the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield, and the V & A.

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FOWLER (Ellen Thorneycroft). The Farringdons. Hutchinson & Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1900. Pp.352; diagonally fine ribbed turquoise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, lettered turquoise through gilt on front cover. Small mark on back cover; slight darkening of spine; verso of half-title a little marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Susam Matilda Cunninghame Graham Henn's copy, with her ‘Yacht "Galatea"' bookplate on the front pastedown. Wolff, 2315.

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FRANC (Maude Jeanne [i.e., Matilda Jane CONGREVE].). Hall's vineyard. Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1875. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf, followed by inserted 32pp. catalogue of ‘Books Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington', dated December, 1881; diagonally very fine ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled, and elaborately blocked, gilt, lettered cerise through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Unobtrusive restorations to cloth at extreme head and tailbands (not affecting design of blocking); front end-paper foxed on verso, with offsetting; otherwise a fine copy of a very pretty book.

Set in Australia, c.1856: a novel about wine production - and alcoholism! First edition, later issue, as shown by the catalogue. In this copy l.12 on p.1 has the reading ‘by means a trifle' for ‘by no means a trifle': significance, if any, in terms of state, unknown. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FRANCE (Hector). The Grip of desire: The story of a parish-priest Translated from the French. With an engraved portrait of the Author. Paris, Charles Carrington, 13, Faubourg Montmartre, 1899. Elephant 16mo; etched portrait frontispiece, printed on India paper and laid on, and five plates, all with tissue guards; other engravings upon text-paper; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pink wrappers, printed scarlet and black on front, and with publisher's advertisements in black on back; publisher's vertical fine rib-effect scarlet cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; marbled end-papers. Gilt oxydised on spine and slightly so on front cover; one or two minor faults internally, but a near fine copy, nonetheless.

One of an edition limited to 300 numbered copies. Printed on cream toned paper. A typical piece of Carrington soft-porn, tastefully produced.

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FRANCES (Harold). Squire of Calder. London: The London Literary Society, 376 Strand, W.C., 1887. Globe 8vo; pp.360; horizontally divided scarlet and blue-black buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; thin cream end-papers. Poor quality end-papers a little chipped and fragile, and neatly strengthened at gutters; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes a description of a tennis party - in one of the matches of which both players are determined to cheat in any possible way! A scarce novel, not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FRANCILLON (R.E.). Jack Doyle's daughter. In three volumes. Chatto & Windus, 1894. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; imprint leaf at end of volume one; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end of volume three, dated Feb 1894; cerise crushed morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, pressed out with all over diaper design blind on spine and lower four-fifths of front cover, embossed with conventional floral design on upper fifth of front cover; end-papers printed with floral design in pale brown. Slight general wear to covers, pressure crease affecting upper corner of one front cover, old library label on each front cover; very slight cracking of some end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. A complicated comedy involving, as a small part of the plot, the theft of some jewels at a country house, and the apprehension of the thief. This title not in Hubin, though it might just qualify. In the present copy the last letter on p.279 in volume II is printed upside down, and in volume III page 59 line 9 reads ‘being' for ‘begin', whilst the first letter of the punultimate line of p.264 is raised above the line.

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FRANCIS (Francis). Newton Dogvane. A Story of English Country Life. With Illustrations by Leech. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, 1859. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; etched frontispiece by Leech in each volume, with tissue guard; 2pp. text-paper advertisements at end of volume one (a single inset leaf) final page integral advertisements in volumes two and three; pp.[ii]+328; [ii]+339+[i]; [ii]+317+[i];light claret ribbed cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale-yellow. Spines slightly faded, and library labels removed from front covers, leaving slight marking; tissue foxed in volume three; some dusting and marking in text, but generally a nice copy.

Sadleir, 900; Wolff, 2335

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FRANCIS (M.E. [i.e., Mrs. Francis Blundell, nee Sweetman].). The duenna of A genius. London and New York, Harper & Brothers, [45] Albemarle St. W., 1898. Inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; buff linen-effect cloth, blocked brown and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.



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FRANZOS (Emil). The Chief Justice: A novel By Emil Franzos Translated from the German By Miles Corbet. London, William Heinemann, 1890. Editor's Note precedes half-title; 8pp. advertisements at end on text-paper, dated Septeber, 1890, and probably printed conjugate with prelims; pp.[viii]+272+[viii]; mottled pink and whitish pink mixed-weave cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram and motto device dark purple on back cover, ruled and lettered dark purple on front cover, lettered dark purple on spine; t.e. uncut. Light marking of covers and spine a trifle darkened; enamel on back cover and spine a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume III. of ‘Heinemann's International Library'. The advertisements are a little confused, advertising both ‘Fantasy' by Matilde Serrao as Volume IV. of the series ‘In the press', and advertising that ‘The next volume Of Heinemann's International Library Will be an English translation by J. Dillon Of Count Tolstoi's New work Entitled "Work while ye Have the Light!"' Both the four page Editor's Note to the series and the separate Introduction to this volume are written by Edmund Gosse. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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FRASER (Mrs. Alexander). The last drawing-room. A novel. In three volumes. F.V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1886. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; blank leaf between title-page and dedication leaf in volume one; final blanks in volumes one and two, none called for in volume three; fly-title to each new chapter; half contemporary red sheep, marbled boards, sprinkled edges. Corners slightly worn, spines very slightly rubbed at head and tail, boards rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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FRASER (Mrs. Alexander). Purple and fine linen. A Novel. In three volumes. F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, 1889. Half-title, title, Contents leaf in each volume, Dedication leaf in volume one; fly-title in volumes two and three; 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated January 1889 (but advertising the Christmas Number of ‘London Society') at end of volumes two and three; purple patterned sand grain cloth ruled and lettered on front cover and blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover in white, spine lettered gilt; white end-papers printed florally blue-green. Spines faded, and frayed a little at head and tail; labels removed from front covers; end-papers and facing leaves somewhat embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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FRASER (Mrs. Alexander). A Mayfair tragedy. In three volumes. F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1894. 3 Vols., Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+235+[i (printer's imprint)]; [viii]+221+[i printer's imprint)]; [viii]+224; royal blue buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Volume number writ large on each front paste-down; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. In this copy the ‘N' of ‘IN' on the title pages of the first two volumes is defective: issue significance, if any, unknown.

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FRASER (Mrs. Hugh). The Splendid Porsenna. With illustrations by J.H. Valda. Hutchinson & Co, 1899. Frontispiece and seven fine half-tone plates; diagonally fine ribbed purple cloth, blocked gilt, lettered purple-through-gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Gilt dull on spine, and slight patchy darkening of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Summers. A very late example of a true Gothic novel, set in contemporary Italy. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.96, 158, 188, 216, 222, 288, and 318, and are here bound in at these openings.

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FREDERIC (Harold). The copperhead And other stories Of the North during the American War. William Heinemann, 1894. Publisher's 12pp. integral catalogue at end dated January 1894; scarlet bubble-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, black on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Covers a trifle dull and marked; paste-downs foxed; poor quality paper very slightly embrowned at extreme margins throughout; a near-nice copy.

The title-story appeared by itself in America, as a short novel, in 1893. This collection as a whole did not appear in America until 1897, when, with the addition of one further tale, it was published under the title ‘In the Sixties'. V. Wright, 2012 and 2016; Blanck, 6280.

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FREDERIC (Harold). The Market-Place. Illustrated by Harrison Fisher. London, William Heinemann, 1899. 4pp. integral advertisements precede half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; title-leaf and list of illustrations (a conjugate pair) tipped onto a stub; pp.10+360; publisher's inserted 32pp. undated list at end; vertically fine ribbed olive green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Wright, 2020; Blanck, 6294. The American edition was published about May 20th, the English edition about June 10th. In this copy, the first of the integral advertisement leaves is a single inset, numbered ‘2' on verso, the second, numbered ‘4' on verso, is conjugate with the half-title, this pair being sewn, whilst the remaining two preliminary leaves, the title and the List of Illustrations, likewise a conjugate pair, are tipped in onto the stub of the first advertisement leaf. The curious phenomenon of a title leaf and its conjugate being tipped in whilst the remaining conjugate prelims. are sewn afflicted likewise some copies of H.G. Wells's ‘Tales of Space and Time' issued in England by Harper & Brothers a little later the same year. We hypothesize the same cause for both - but cannot guess it. What was happening in 1899 that might have led to this? Stock-exchange chicanery, etc.

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[FREEMAN (The Rev. Philip).]. Guessing stories: Or, The surprising adventures of the Man with the extra Pair of eyes. A book for young people. By a country parson. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1861. Super roy.16mo, in quarter sheets; leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; pink fine dotted diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Spine and edges of covers faded; spine a trifle worn at head and tail, neatly restored at lower joints; end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile marginal fantasy; a series of riddles wrapped up in little tales. A second edition was published in 1864, the authorship being then acknowledged. The advertisement leaf is a singleton, printed conjugate with the half-title leaf, before which it is sometimes found.

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[FREEMAN (The Rev. Philip).]. Guessing stories: Or, The surprising adventures of the Man with the extra Pair of eyes. A book for young people. By a country parson. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1861. Super roy.16mo, in quarter sheets; leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes half-title; pink fine dotted diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Spine faded; small damp-faded patch on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile marginal fantasy; a series of riddles wrapped up in little tales. A second edition was published in 1864, the authorship being then acknowledged.

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FROST (Arthur Broadfield, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians And Surgeons of Edinburgh). Night-lights (Shadows from a doctor's Reading lamp.) Birmingham, Leicester, & Leamington, The Midland Educational Company, Ltd.; London, Simpkin, Marshall; Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., N.D. [c.1893]. Blank, and leaf bearing printer's imprint (Birmingham) on verso precede title-page; yellow-green unglazed linen, blocked black, lettered black-outlined yellow-green, and black outlined yellow-green and black, on front cover, lettered andwith short rules black on spine; a.e uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine very slightly darkened; back end-papers lightly damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy.

As the title implies, stories of medical life. The book entered its second edition in 1894, and a further, ‘cheap edition', was also published that year.

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FROUDE (J.A.). The Two chiefs of Dunboy; Or, An Irish romance of the last Century. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. Pp.[iv]+456; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated January 1889; bevelled blackish green buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with ship and swan design in light yellow-ochre. Slight wear to head-band; a little scattered very light foxing; owner's name on upper margin of half-title; in general a nice copy.

A scarce novel by the historian and biographer of Carlyle.

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FRYERS (Austin). A Pauper Millionaire. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Bright green buckram, blocked pictorially white, brown, and black, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very good copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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FULLERTON (Lady Georgiana). Ellen Middleton. A Tale. In three volumes. Edward Moxon, [44,] Dover Street, 1844. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; volume three with 4pp. integral advertisements sewn as a conjugate pair, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted text-paper catalogue at end, dated May 1844, (last leaf blank); pp.[iv]+280; [iv]+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+255+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; vertically fine ribbed dark puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated March 1, 1844, bound in between front end-papers in volume one. Virtually fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription, signed ‘Lady Georgiana' on each half-title page. The author's first book, and the only one written during her Anglo-Catholic period. It provoked considerable criticism when it was first published by its representation of the heroine confessing to, and being absolved by, an Anglican clergyman. Sadleir, 913, describing the cloth colour as ‘grey-purple', which it might well be if dusty. Sadleir like us regards the first two leaves of advertisements at the end of volume three as integral: these, plus the eight leaves of gathering ‘M', and the two leaves of prelims. make up one full sheet. Wolff, 2370, a garbled entry, giving the wrong date and the wrong reference to Sadleir. CBEL, III, p.483.

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FULLOM (S.W.). The King and the countess; Or, Lovers' trials. A Romance. London: Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street, 1857 [i.e., 1856]. Half-title not called for; pp.256. BOUND WITH: COSTELLO (Louisa Stuart). The Queen-mother, Catherine de Medicis. A Romance. London: C.H. Clarke, 23A, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1856]. Half-title not present; pp.[ii]+470. Two works bound together, half-roan, marbled sides. Boards detached; first work trimmed a little close; otherwise in general nice.

The binding is dated 1856, which leads us to belive that the Fullom was dated ahead. Both works were almost certainly issued as yellowbacks and bound up for their original purchaser. First edition of the Fullom: not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The Costello appears to be a re-titled (and perhaps revised) reprint of a novel published originally in three volumes 1841 as The Queen's Poisoner, Catherine de Medicis, and later re-issued in the Bentley's Standard Novels series in 1848 under its sub-title alone. Sadleir, 3734a, listing the Bentley's Standard Novels appearance only; this title not in Wolff.

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GALE (Norman). A June romance. Rugby, George E. Over, 1894. 12mo in half sheets; blank, half-title, wood-engraved title-page, and fly-title precede first page of text; wood-engraved tailpiece; single inset advertisement leaf, of text-paper, at end; pp.[viii]+[108]+[ii]; pale grey boards, lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. A near-fine copy.

Printed in Rugby. First trade edition, preceded by an even smaller privately printed edition in 1892. The front end-paper of the present copy bears a neat inscription dated ‘June 1894'. CBEL, III, p.341; not in Wolff. A novel written in diary form.

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GALLON (Tom). Kiddy. A novel. Hutchinson & Co, 1900. Title-page printed in scarlet and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed vermilion cloth, blocked pictorially blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine a trifle dull and flexion creased; lengthy neat inscription on front end-paper; otherwise nice.

Hubin, p.161, listing this title as of undetermined status. It is a story involving manslaughter, arson, and blackmail, as well as supernatural elements like those in ‘A Christmas Carol' - but not in its main thrust either criminous or fantasy. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[GALT (John).]. Annals of the parish; Or the Chronicle of Dalmailing; During the ministry of The Rev. Micah Balwhidder. Written by himself. Arranged and edited By the author of "The Ayrshire Legatees," &c. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; And T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1821. 12mo; bound up without half-title; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides. Covers rubbed; front board detached; a few corners turned, and one or two small stains, but generally a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Leaf C2 in this copy is a cancel, mounted on a stub.

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[GALT (John).]. The Ayrshire legatees; Or, The Pringle family. By the author of "Annals of the Parish," &c. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; And T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1821. 12mo; bound up without half-title; contemporary half-calf, spine extra gilt, marbled boards. Very slight wear to calf at head of spine and on back cover; marbling of sides a little rubbed; slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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[GALT (John).]. The Steam-boat. By the author of Annals of the Parish; Ayrshire Legatees; Sir Andrew Wylie; and The Provost. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1822. 12mo; half-title; final page publisher's advertisements; contemporary half roan, ruled and lettered gilt, marbled sides and end-papers; sprinkled edges. Slight foxing; otherwise very nice.

Not in Sadleir. The mock-dedication is signed ‘Thomas Duffle'.

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[GALT (John).]. The entail: Or The Lairds of Grippy. By the author of Annals of the Parish, Sir Andrew Wylie, &c. In three volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1823. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; title followed by dedication leaf in volume one, and by fly-title in volumes two and three; half-titles not called for; final page in volume one advertisements; final blank in volume two; original saxe-blue boards, drab paper spines, printed spine labels; a.e uncut. Paper of spines chipped; joints cracked externally in volume one, slightly so in other volumes, but sound; slight staining of a few upper margins, and some slight foxing; tear in first leaf of text in volume three expertly repaired with tissue; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. The set collates as follows: Vol I - [a]2; A-I, K-N12; O5; Vol.II - [a]2; A-I, K-O12; Vol.III - [a]2; A-I, K-M12; N6; O2. The dedication is dated "3d December 1822" and the printer's imprint at the end of each volume likewise 1822. It seems probable that the novel was issued in early or mid December of that year.

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[GALT (John).]. The Last of the Lairds: Or, The life and opinions Of Malachi Mailings, Esq. Of Auldbigings. By the author of Annals of the parish, The Entail, etc. William Blackwood Edinburgh: and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1826. Bound up without half-title; contemporary black half-calf, blind and gilt, spine with raised bands, red label; marbled boards. In general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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[GALT (John)]. Lawrie Todd; Or, The Settlers in the Woods. In three volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. 3 Vols.; fly-title to each part; errata, Glossary, and 1p. publisher's advertisements at end of volume three; contemporary purple half-calf, gilt, spine panelled gilt between raised bands, contrtasting label, cloth sides; light drab end-papers. Spines and corners a little rubbed and worn; some foxing, mostly light; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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GALTON (Gwendolen Douglas, Mrs. Trench Gascoigne). "A step aside". In three volumes. Horace Cox, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C., 1893. 3 Vols.; half smooth brown cloth, sides stamped with a coarse-morocco pattern and ruled black, spine ruled and lettered gilt; t.e. rough trimmed; white end-papers printed with a floral pattern in grey green. Some wear to covers; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. A rare title from a small publisher.

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GARNETT (Edward). The Paradox club. T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1888. 12mo; photogravure frontispiece after a pencil drawing, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+208; blue buckram blocked with publisher's blind-initialled device, and lettered, gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked with design of ivy leaves, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A nice copy.

The twenty year old Edward Garnett's first book. In this copy at p.204, l.15, the second ‘s' in ‘grassy' is perfect. In some copies it is broken. A brief novel of ideas, after the model of Mallock's ‘New Republic', with the setting of a love-story. A lot less interesting than it sounds! Garnett worked for Unwin's, and may have had something to do with the design of the volume (unusual at this date), the format of which appears to provide a prototype for all the small format short novel series of the nineties which this publisher, followed by Hutchinson, Lane, etc., was to pioneer.

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GARNETT (Edward). The Paradox club. T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1888. 12mo; photogravure frontispiece after a pencil drawing, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+208; blue buckram blocked with publisher's blind-initialled device, and lettered, gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked with design of ivy leaves, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a litle rubbed and dull; a few corners lightly creased, and one leaf with vertical crease; otherwise a nice copy.

The twenty year old Edward Garnett's first book. In this copy at p.204, l.15, the second ‘s' in ‘grassy' is broken. In some copies it is perfect. A brief novel of ideas, after the model of Mallock's ‘New Republic', with the setting of a love-story. A lot less interesting than it sounds! Garnett worked for Unwin's, and may have had something to do with the design of the volume (unusual at this date), the format of which appears to provide a prototype for all the small format short novel series of the nineties which this publisher, followed by Hutchinson, Lane, etc., was to pioneer.

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GARNETT (Olive). Petersburg Tales. William Heinemann, 1900. Pp.[vi]+316; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; mottled light grey-green cloth, blocked with publisher's initials and device within square ruled box, dark green, on back cover, ruled and elaborately blocked dark green, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and elaborately blocked dark green, lettered gilt and dark green on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Very slight general wear to covers. and very slight cracking of end=papers; two or three leaves badly opened (one with short tear affecting text, but with no loss); otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The preliminary gathering has three leaves, and was evidently printed conjugate with the final gathering, which has five.

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GARVOCK (Blanche A.L.). Friends for Life. Glen & Hall, 379, Strand, W.C., 1892. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+303+[i (printer's imprint)]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt-shadowed gilt and gilt on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers printed florally in grey. Spine dull, and front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Written in the form of alternating ‘chronicles' (or irregular diaries) by two teenage girls, the one reflecting on the other and giving a variant vision of events. A scarce title from a publisher we have never come across before. Printed in Warrington. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[GASKELL (Mrs.).]. Mabel Vaughan. By the author of the "Lamplighter." Edited, by arrangement with the author, By Mrs. Gaskell, Author of "Mary Barton." London: Sampson Low, Son, and Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, 1857. Right of Translation reserved. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+310+[ii]; glazed yellow boards printed in red and very dark green, the back board carrying advertisements of the first twenty-four titles of ‘Low's Family Reading Series'; plain white end-papers. Backstrip lacking; boards a little faded and dusty; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Sadleir, 3499, listing an otherwise similar copy with "pale yellow end-papers printed with adverts, dated on inside front cover ‘September 19, 1857'". Precedence undetermined. The first English edition of this novel by Maria S. Cummins, and the first edition thus: with Preface, revisions, additions, and notes by Mrs. Gaskell.

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GASKELL (Mrs.). A dark night's work. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1863. Post 8vo; dot and line grain chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Recased, probably during the 1890s, the original backstrip being laid on, but with new cream end-papers, the two integral advertisement leaves at the end being discarded, together with the inserted publisher's catalogue; gilt faded on spine; slight dusting and a very little marking in text; a good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

From the library of Clement Shorter, and bearing his nineties bookplate, designed by Charles Ricketts, on the new front paste-down. Shorter seems to have had an extensive collection of Mrs. Gaskell's works, and liked them in good condition, as is evidenced by the carefully preserved copy of ‘Libbie Marsh's Three Eras' that ended up in the Sadleir collection. That he had to be content with an imperfect and recased copy of the present title is perhaps not without significance. Sadleir, 926; Parrish, p.71. Number three on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities.

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[GASPEY (Thomas).]. "Many coloured life:" Or, Tales of woe and touches of mirth. By the author of "The Lollards," "George Godfrey," "Other Times," "The Self Condemned, " etc. etc. London: Hugh Cunningham, St. Martin's Place, 1842. Med.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page; pp.vi+304; scarlet fine straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, elaborately blocked in panels, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Printed by Willoughby and Co., in their usual format, on several different thicknesses and grades of paper. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who collected Gaspey's verse as well as his fiction. A collection of stories, sketches, essays, and poems, for the most part reprinted from periodicals - and including some fantasy stories (one of them set in 1925). The author, "that he may not be charged with piracy", states in his Preface that several of the pieces "have been ascribed to, and even claimed, by parties who were quite innocent of their authorship". Among these are the well-known lines on the Marquis of Anglesey's leg usually ascribed to Canning.

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GATTY (Mrs. Alfred). The fairy godmothers And other tales. London: George Bell, 186, Fleet Street, 1851. F'cap 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece by G. Simms after Lucette E. Barker, printed in sepia; wood-cut initial letters, head- and tail- pieces; large woodcut printer's device on colophon; pp.[vi]+153+[i]; vertically fine-ribbed grey-caramel cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and blocked gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme headband; some bubbling of cloth over front board; inscription partially erased from centre of front pastedown; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

The author's scarce first book. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who records nothing before 1860; NCBEL, 3: 930. Includes ‘The Fairy Godmothers', ‘Joachim the Mimic', ‘Darkness and Light', and ‘The Love of God'.

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GATTY (Mrs. Alfred). The Human Face Divine, And other tales. Illustrated by Clara S. Lane. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1860. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece, and two plates; pp.[viii]+183+[i (blank)]; dark green straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight spine roll; brief contemporary ownership incription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2437; CBEL, III, p.484; NCBEL, 3: 930.

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GATTY (Mrs. Alfred). Parables from nature. Fourth series. Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1864. Globe 16mo in half sheets; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates by Mrs. Gatty and her daughters, printed in sepia; 10pp. integral advertisements at end (continuing the signatures); pp.[viii]+173+[i (blank)]+[10]; blue horizontal straight morocco cloth, applied at spine, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover; end-papers coated very pale yellow. Inscriptions on front end-paper (one dated ‘Jany 22nd 1864'); slight foxing or spotting of some two or three leaves; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; NCBEL, 3: 930; Wolff, 2441 and 2441a records two variant copies of a combined edition of the third and fourth series, dated 1865, but not the first edition of either series. The reprint of the fourth series did not have these illustrations. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.53, 125, and 165 and are tipped in (correctly, at the start of stories) to face pp.41, 105, and 163.

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GAUNT (Mary (Mrs. H. Lindsay Miller).). Kirkham's find. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1897. Blank before half-title; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated March 1897; vertically ribbed green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e uncut. Back free end-paper lacking, but a very good copy.

Set largely in the Australian outback.

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GAY (Ellerton). Drifting Under the southern cross: An Australian Romance. Gordon & Gotch, St. Bride Street, E.C., And, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., N.D. [October, 1892]. Pp.[iv]+308; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and with rule, gilt, on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; cream end-papers. Very faint ring mark on front cover (in fact a pressure mark, not a stain); otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff. A well-written, very readable, and solidly authentic Australian novel, with plenty of local colour (‘yarding' kangaroo, hunting wild cattle, etc.), set in the Queensland outback among cattle and sheep stations. Essentially a love story, and one exhibiting a very different code of manners from the official English ones of the same period.

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GENT (J.T.). Robert Finch: A tale Of the Old Leicester Stocking Weavers. By J.T. Gent, Author of "The Banker's Secret," and other Tales. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited; Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd., 1 Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus; Leicester: De Montfort Press, Queen Street, 1893. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-tone frontispiece; wood-engraved head and tail pieces and initial letters; dark grey-green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; very dark green coated end-papers. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip; relevant press-cuttings laid on to front end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Wolff; or the British Library Catalogue.

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GERARD (Dorothea). Orthodox. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. Integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated June 1888; pp.[iv]+218+[ii]; dark dull purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with swan and ship design in pale brown. Very slight cracking of front end-papers; inscription, ‘I. Darwin / Cambridge', on front end-paper; end-papers foxed on backs, with slight offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, who seems never to have discovered the Gerards, though they would well have been worthy of a place in his catalogue. Wolff, 2465, recording an otherwise similar copy in ‘navy fine bead grain cloth' - which may be an error of description, rather than a variant: "Dorothea's first novel written alone. A key book, and a very good and interesting novel." V. also Wolff, Vol.I, p.xv, for further information on the Gerards and their novels, where he comments of the latter: "They are hard to find". A love story, with a setting of the Austrian army, and among the Polish Jews. Confidently written, and very readable, like all Dorothea Gerard's books.

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GERARD (Dorothea). Recha. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1890. Publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated 3/90; marina green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark red on front cover, ruled and blocked dark red, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth of spine dull, rubbed at head and tail, and slightly so over joints; a fine copy internally.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2467.

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GERARD (Dorothea). Angela's Lover. By Dorothea Gerard Author of ‘Lady Baby,' ‘An Arranged Marriage,' etc., and Joint-Author of ‘Reata,' etc. Westminster, A. Constable And Co.: 1896. Narrow f'cap 8vo; two blanks and advertisement leaf before half-title; decorative title-page (possibly designed by Osman Spare); three blanks at end; pp.[xii]+[150]+[vi]; vertically ribbed light greenish blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover in series style, after a design by Laurence Housman; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of front end-papers, with offsetting onto facing blank; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy. Rare.

Listed by Sadleir as 3393/11, but not in fact in his collection; this title not in Wolff. The first binding, issue in cloth. Published as the eleventh and last volume of The Acme Library, in cloth, as here, at 1s. 6d. or in wrappers at 1s. Wolff in his Introduction, Vol.I, p.xv, highly commends the novels of the Gerards and adds the comment on them as a group that: "They are hard to find". This is the only copy of the present title we have ever seen.

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GERARD (Dorothea (Madame Longard de Longgarde). A Forgotten Sin. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1898. Pp.[iv]+319+[i (blank)]; olive green buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Scattered light foxing, chiefly affecting early and late leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, who seems never to have discovered the Gerards, though they would well have been worthy of a place in his catalogue; nor in Wolff, who collected them assiduously. V. also Wolff, Vol.I, p.xv, for further information on the Gerards and their novels, and for his comment on the latter: "They are hard to find".

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GERARD (E.D.). The Waters of Hercules. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1885. 3 Vols.; pp.[vi]+329+[i]; [vi]+318; [vi]+336; steel blue buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Library label removed from each front cover, leaving traces; gilt on front covers dull; end-papers in two volumes replaced at an early date with yellow coated paper; old circulating library stamps on two end-papers and one half-title; a little removable dusting passim; in general a nice copy.

The authorial initials ‘E.D.' stand for ‘Emily' and ‘Dorothea', the book being in fact written jointly by the Gerardsisters. Wolff, 2452, recording only a reprint in one volume; not in Sadleir. An excellent novel, confidently written, and very readable. Set contemporaneously, largely on the border of Hungary and Roumania - and a major source book for Bram Stoker in the writing of ‘Dracula'.

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GERARD (Ida Linn). Caught, And other tales. Winchester: "Observer" Printing Works, N.D. [1881]. Demy 16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+174; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled black on back cover, blocked and ruled black, lettered, and with short rule gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover. Light foxing of end-papers; a few leaves with very light marginal dusting or marking, but in general nice.

Inscribed on the front end-paper ‘Katie, / With Linda's love' in a contemporary hand, possibly that of the author. A privately printed work, ‘Dedicated (By permission) To Lady Emma Baring.' One of the stories mentions lawn tennis and the phonograph - very early references to both. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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GIBBON (Charles). Robin Gray. A novel. In three volumes. London: Blackie & Son, Paternoster Row; And Glasow and Edinburgh, 1869. 3 Vols., post 8vo; pp.viii+333+[i (blank)]; vi+306; vi+288; blue-green fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers glazed yellow. Slight bubbling of cloth in two volumes; small rubbed patch on front end-paper in volume one, and two tears in blank fore-margin of Contents leaf, expertly repaired with tissue; otherwise a nice copy.

Wolff, 2488; Sadleir, 955: "Gibbon was the sentimental counterpart of the sensational Farjeon, and in his way as popular . . . . Gibbon was of working-class origin, and by dogged self-education raised himself first to clerkship, then to journalism and finally to the writing of successful fiction." This appears to have been his second novel.

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GILBERT (William). Martha. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1871. 3 Vols. Final leaf in volume three title-page for inserted catalogue, 16pp., undated, which follows it; patterned sand grain cobalt blue cloth, ruled black on sides, lettered black on front cover, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Some scattered foxing, and one or two minor faults, but a near fine copy nonetheless.

This title lacking from the Sadleir collection. From the library of publisher George Bentley, and bearing his signature on each half-title. Gilbert, best known for his novel ‘Shirley Hall Asylum' was the father of Sir W.S. Gilbert.

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GILBERT (W.S). Foggerty's Fairy And other tales. George Routledge and Sons, 1890. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Spine slightly faded; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Searle 87: "Only a few copies were issued as Messrs. Groombridge and Sons claimed Copyright on two of the Tales. The volume was reprinted eighteen months later from the same type upon cheaper paper . . . by arrangement with Messrs. Groombridge & Co." The present copy is of the correct (suppressed) first edition.

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GILBERT (W.S). Foggerty's Fairy And other tales. George Routledge and Sons, 1890. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Slight general wear to cloth of spine; prelims. very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Searle 87: "Only a few copies were issued as Messrs. Groombridge and Sons claimed Copyright on two of the Tales. The volume was reprinted eighteen months later from the same type upon cheaper paper . . . by arrangement with Messrs. Groombridge & Co." The present copy is of the correct (suppressed) first edition.

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GILCHRIST (Murray). Frangipanni [sic]: The story of her infatuation told By Murray Gilchrist The Author of Passion the Plaything. Printed by Frank Murray At the Moray Press in Derby August 1893 and sold by him at His Book-shops in Derby Leices-Ter and Nottingham. Lge.12mo; limitation leaf, series title leaf printed in red and black, half-title, photogravure frontispiece after W.R. Kean, with tissue guard, dedication leaf, Contents leaf, tipped in two entry Errata slip, and fly-title to first chapter precede start of text; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[xii]+166+[ii]; Japanese vellum boards, paper spine label; a.e uncut. Paper slightly chipped on one corner of boards, spine a little darkened; very slight marking of boards; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an issue printed on fine large Arnold Unbleached hand-made paper, limited to seventy-five numbered copies signed by the publisher. Issued as the first volume of ‘The Regent Library'. All issues are scarce; this definitely rare. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The author's second book.

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). A Peakland Faggot: Tales told of Milton Folk. London: Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1897. F'cap 8vo; half/series title and title page printed in green and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+185+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; pale green linen mottled lime green, blocked pictorially dark olive green and brown on sides and spine, ruled dark olive green, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. The delicate enamel somewhat rubbed or chipped on covers; a nice copy internally.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Sylvan Series'. A very unusual and effective cover design: a fine copy, visually, would be one of the books of the nineties. Dialect stories centred on the Peak District.

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GILCHRIST (R. Murray). Nicholas and Mary And Other Milton Folk. London, Grant Richards, 1899. Pp.[viii]+216; publisher's inserted 20pp. Catalogue (last page blank), dated 1899; mottled moss-green coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine. Spine and top edges of covers slightly marked and faded, and gilt a little dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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GILTSPAR (Nethersole). The bag o'gold. A Lincolnshire story. Louth: Published by J.H. Houghton & Co. Limited, 1887. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+208; purple wrappers, lettered yellow on front wrapper, white, with publisher's advertisement, on back wrapper, violet cloth spine; back pastedown printed with publisher's advertisement. A nice copy.

A scarce example of a provincially published novel.

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GISSING (George). The unclassed: A Novel. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1884. 3 Vols. bound in one, as issued, post 8vo; half-titles not called for in volumes two and three in this issue; pp.viii+300; [iv (paged vi)]+[316]; [iv (paged vi)]+304; crimson buckram with four horizontal double (thick-thin) rules in black equally spaced on front cover and spine, lettered, and with double short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Faint vertical crease in cloth of spine; end-papers unobtrusively strengthened at joints with matching paper; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, second issue. Collie, IIa, and Sadleir, 978, both recording the issue in three volumes, but not the present issue three volumes in one - which is also known in blue cloth. In the three volume issue, the half-titles to volumes two and three are single inset leaves. The binding of the present copy is a standard remainder cloth style of the period, used also at least by Sonnenschein (in brown), and Remington (likewise in crimson). Sadleir rates ‘The Unclassed' as the rarest of all Gissing's novels in first edition form. 277 copies only were printed.

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