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.

[GISSING (George).]. Demos: A story of English socialism. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1886. 3 Vols.; brown buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed;end-papers coated pale yellow. A reasonable working copy only.

This title not in Sadleir. At least three variants are known: this copy, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, with the title diagonally placed on the front cover, and with pale yellow end-papers, has a comma present in the spine imprint. Another issue, similarly blocked, but in brown, and with deep yellow coated end-papers, is without the comma.

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GISSING (George). Thyrza: A tale. In three volumes. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1887. (All rights reserved). 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume one; two blanks before half-title in volume three; half-title alone in volume two (v. note); advertisement leaf at end of volume three, here lacking; early re-bound in quarter red roan, dark green morocco cloth sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spines. Insect damage to roan at top quarter of three joints; label of ‘Bright & Sons Arcade Circulating Library, Bournmouth' on each back board, and in gilt at head of each spine; ownership inscription on half-title of volume one, with light offsetting onto facing blank; a little very light scattered dusting and marking passim; but internally in general a nice copy.

One of 500 copies, and the only printing of this text, the second edition, published in one volume in 1891, being, in Gissing's words ‘corrected and greatly abbreviated'. Collie, V a, calling for an initial blank in each volume; Coustillas checklist, 57, not mentioning the blanks; not in the Sadleir collection, which is curious since he rates in number ten in his schedule of comparative scarcities; Wolff, 2557, describing a copy in the original dark red-brown diagonal fine-ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine, and with yellow [?coated] end-papers. There is something odd about the Wolff collation since he describes his copy as having an initial blank only in volumes one and two, but calls for four leaves of prelims. in each volume. We are fairly sure that he has failed to note that a blank has been excised before the half-title in volume three, but has included it in the collation. In the present copy the additional text-paper blank to volume three clearly does not belong there but has been transferred erroneously by the binder from volume two in the course of rebinding.

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GISSING (George). A life's morning. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1888. 3 Vols.; half-titles present, but bound up without the initial blank in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[vi (ex viii)]+315+[i (blank)]; [vi (ex viii)]+303+[i (blank)]; [vi (ex viii)]+333+[i (blank)]+[ii]; later full blue crushed morocco, spine with five raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, silk marker; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed; original maroon buckram backstrips ruled black, lettered and with short rule gilt, bound in at end. Joints cracking and one board detached; a little scattered light dusting; otherwise and in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 969; Wolff, 2550; Coustillas, 75; Collie, VIa. Number eight on Sadleir's listing of comparative scarcities.

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GISSING (George). The emancipated: A Novel By George Gissing Author of "The Nether World," "Thyrza," etc. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1890. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; pp.[iv]+308; [iv]+306+[ii]; [iv]+308; quarter olive brown smooth cloth lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine, pale brown unglazed paper sides blocked (not printed) with over-all pattern in dark brown; white end-papers printed with repeating pattern of broken diamond-shaped spaces containing alternately the publisher's monogram, and the publisher's emblem and motto. Three minute scuff marks on paper of sides in volume two, and two linked peeled patches measuring an inch and a quarter by half an inch and three quarters of an inch by a quarter of an inch on the front board of volume one, affecting the blocked surface of the paper only; otherwise a fine copy that has never seen library use.

Coustillas' Check-list, 106, describing a copy in "brown boards with light and dark brown design"; Jarndyce, Catalogue LXXXV, describing the boards as "blocked in grey and brown"; Collie, VIII a, describing the boards as "covered with light brown patterned paper" and the end-papers as "cream" with "a diagonal green pattern of crosses creating diamond-shaped spaces" etc. There may have been more than one binding-batch, but we doubt that there are as many variants as these descriptions seem to suggest. Certainly if the end-papers in the present copy are regarded as "cream", so is the text-paper, and we suspect that if the latter darkened the printed design might well start to look "green". We handled the copy described by Coustillas, and it was the same as this, but dirtier, the ‘light' of the ‘light and dark brown' that he describes being the original paper colour. The present copy is unusually fresh. Sadleir, 966, describes a fine copy, possibly from the Bentley file, which agrees with ours except that it is without the final blank in volume two, the first leaf of the final gathering in his copy being a singleton, which was apparently the case also with the copy listed by Wolff under 2546. "‘The Emancipated' marked the end of Gissing's deliberate Naturalist period and the beginning of a series of psychological novels, which were less concerned with the effects of environment and more concerned with the emotional and intellectual conflicts experienced by socially alienated characters." - Collie. It thus came at a pivotal moment of his development. Gissing's contract with Bentley provided that he should be paid an advance of £150, with an additional payment of £50 when 850 copies had been sold, and a further £50 when a thousand had been sold. In the event, Bentley reported receips of only £392. Making full allowance for library discounts, it does not seem probable that this could represent a sale of more than 350 to 400 copies, and it is perhaps unlikely that many more than that number will have been bound up. The thousand copies apparently envisaged in the contract may indeed have been reckoned as calling for more than one printing order. Gissings earlier books published by Smith, Elder were printed in editions of 500.

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GISSING (George). Eve's ransom. Lawrence & Bullen, 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1895. Vertically ribbed maroon cloth, lettered gilt and with gilt ruled boxes on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower- edges rough trimmed. Generally nice copy.

Collie XIVa, but a variant without the 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue called for by Collie. A pencil note on the back end-paper suggests that a previous owner had possessed two copies displaying ‘sm. differences'.

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GISSING (George). The Town traveller. Methuen & Co., 1898. 40pp. publisher's Catalogue at end, dated September 1898; vertically ribbed red cloth lettered gilt within gilt boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower edges uncut. Covers used, end-papers renewed (original front free end-paper preserved), lacking 4pp. of the Catalogue; some foxing and marking; a good copy.

Collie, XXa; Sadleir 977; Wolff, 2558.

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GISSING (George). The Crown of life. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1899. Blank followed by publisher's inserted 40pp Catalogue at end dated September 1899; pp.[iv]+329+[i (printer's imprint)+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed light red cloth, ruled and lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Three pinprick-sized holes in cloth of upper joint, and small abrasion to edge of front board; end-papers a little foxed with offsetting onto half-title and final page of advertisemennts; otherwise a very nice copy.

Collie, XXIa; Coustillas, 354. The first issue, with advertisements dating from the September 1899: the book was published on October 23rd. Copies are also known with a Catalogue dated November 1899, without a Catalogue but with 4pp. inserted advertisements for Morrison's ‘The Hole in the Wall', and with a Catalogue dated 1903.

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GLASGOW (Ellen). Phases of an Inferior Planet. William Heinemann, 1898. Pp.[vi]+313+[1 (blank)]; publisher's 32pp. inserted list at end, undated; dark and light grey linen effect cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; blocked and lettered silver on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine copy.

According to The English Catalogue of Books, published in September. An entirely different setting of text from the American edition, published the same year, apparently in late September, or early October. Kelly, pp.6-9.

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GLASGOW (Ellen). The Voice of the People. Wm. Heinemann, 1900. Blank at end; pp.[vi]+444+[ii]; light and dark slate grey mottled linen effect fine rough buckram, lettered silver on spine. Nice copy. Very scarce.

The back cover bears no publisher's monogram or device; the spine bears no imprint; the text bears no printer's imprint; the title-page is a single inset, both tipped in and sewn round; the book has the same pagination as the American edition (Wright, 2192) which appeared with the same date; and the design of the text (including the title-page) appears to be American. An unusual Heinemann volume, possibly a pre-bound import. It looks like a publisher's binding, and we do not think that the volume has been rebound.

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[GLEIG (George Robert).]. The Subaltern. William Blackwood, Edinburgh: And T. Cadell, London, 1825. 12mo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+373+[i (blank)]+6; drab boards, paper spine label. Slight wear to boards at tail of spine, and drab paper a little rubbed over joints; label a little chipped and rubbed; light foxing and marking passim; in general effect a nice copy.

Gleig's first novel, scarce in first edition, and especially so in original boards, as here, though 2,500 copies were published (v. Mrs. Oliphant, ‘Annals of a Publishing House', II., p.69). Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2578, recording a copy with Sadleir's book-label, and an additional 12pp. trade advertisement on smaller pink paper, for a different publisher, inserted between back end-papers.

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[GLEIG (G.R.).]. The Chelsea pensioners. By the Author of "The Subaltern." In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in each volume; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one, 4pp. at end of volume three; errata printed at end of text in each volume; contemporary half-calf, blind and gilt, marbled boards and end-papers, sprinkled edges. A near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. This is the first issue. Remainder sheets were later worked off as part of Colburn's Modern Novelists (post 8vo Series), and Colburn's Naval and Military Library of Entertainment (v. Sadleir 3736c(i) and (ii).).

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[GLEIG (G.R.).]. The Country curate. By the Author of "The Subaltern," and "The Chelsea Pensioners." In two volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; integral leaf Colburn and Bentley advertisements at end of volume two; drab paper boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. One volume re-backed with matching paper, almost invisibly, the original label being laid on; a little scattered very light foxing; otherwise fine.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2573.

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[GLEIG (G.R.).]. The Country curate. By the Author of "The Subaltern," and "The Chelsea Pensioners." In two volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; binder's blank before title-page in volume one; integral leaf Colburn and Bentley advertisements at end of volume two; quarter pale drab paper, blue board sides, spine label; a.e. uncut. A little light foxing and marking, but in general a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2573.

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[GLEIG (G.R.).]. The Chronicles of Waltham. By The author of "The Subaltern," "The Country Curate," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1835. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; each volume with half-title, title, and fly-title preceding first leaf of text; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pale brown boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut; 12pp. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman catalogue, on smaller paper, dated November, 1836, bound in between front end-papers in volume one. Neatly re-backed with matching paper, the original spine labels being retained; contemporary book society label laid on to verso of last leaf of catalogue; some scattered foxing; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2572.

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GODWIN (William). St. Leon: A Tale of the sixteenth century. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, And Cumming, Dublin, 1831. F'cap 8vo; half/series title, steel-engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page, precede letterpress title-page; pp.x+478; contemporary full diced calf, spine with three broad raised bands, tooled gilt on bands, with blind strap-work tooling in compartments, lettered gilt, edges tooled gilt, matching marbled sides and end-papers. Pleasantly rebacked in period style; engraved leaves and last two leaves of text very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the fifth volume in the series ‘Bentley's Standard Novels', and including an author's Advertisement written especially for this edition. An early issue, the engraved and letterpress titles both bearing the same date, but not the first issue, since, according to Sadleir, this volume and the first in the series were both originally issued with a series title only, the specific title here present being added as an afterthought. Sadleir, 3734a/2; Wolff, 2589a: "A fundamental novel for the occult tradition: elixir of life, wandering Jew, etc."

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GOODCHILD (Lawrence). Warkworth: A romance of the fourteenth century. Tinsley Brothers, Catherine Street, 1874. Lithographic portrait frontispiece in black and tint, printed on plate-paper; half-title not called for; blank leaf precedes first leaf of text; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[392]; green patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered with title only, gilt, on spine. A near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. The Preface is dated from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where also, despite the London publisher, the book was printed. Presumably a vanity publication.

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GOODRICH (A.M.). The Myrtle and the heather. A tale. In two volumes. John W. Parker and Son West Strand, 1857. 2 Vols. bound in one, as issued; f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in volume two; wood-engraved frontispiece on plate paper in volume one; pp.[iv]+304; [iv]+322; jade green ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. A reasonably nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2602, listing the two volume issue.

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GOODRICH (S[amuel]. G[riswold].). Take care of number one; Or Good to me includes good to thee. By S.G. Goodrich, Esq., (The original Peter Parley.) London: Darton and Co., Holborn Hill, 1848. Pott 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page on thick paper precede letterpress title-page; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.iv+137+[iii]; white boards printed in cobalt blue, rose red, black, and gold; end-papers coated pale pink. Approximately the bottom third of the spine lacking, and sides a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued at one shilling as the second volume in the series ‘Darton's Holiday Library', the advertisements including an announcement of the first three titles as ‘In the press'.

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GORDON (Alexander). Northward Ho! Stories of Carglen. London: Isbister & Co. Ltd., 15-16, Tavistock St. Covent Garden, 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece after W.D. Almond; blank, followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[316][ii]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed dark leaf green cloth, lettered and with gilt-ruled box, on front cover and spine. Extensive very light light damp-spotting of sides; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2603, listing a copy in ‘blue smooth cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gold on front and spine'. Since the Wolff copy has an ownership inscription dated 1902, it may well be secondary.

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GORDON (Lord Granville). The race of to-day. A Novel By Lord Granville Gordon In one volume. London, F.V. White & Co, 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1897. Pp.[viii]+296; publisher's 16pp. Catalogue on text-paper at end; yellow-green crushed morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Slight marking of covers; owner's name inscribed boldly on front end-paper, and on upper margin of first leaf of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Horse-racing, hunting, fishing . . . Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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GORDON (Samuel). Daughters Of Shem and Other stories. Greenberg & Co, 80, Chancery Lane, W.C. 1898. Narrow med.8vo (230 x 122mms); decorative title-page printed in red and black; pp.[viii]+304; pale blue smooth linen streaked with royal blue, blocked navy blue on front cover, lettered navy blue on front cover and spine; vertically fine ribbed end-papers, coated silver, printed with rose, thistle, and shamrock design in royal blue. Tipped-on slip (possibly ‘Net Book Agreement' slip) roughly removed from verso of half-title, leaving thinned patch; cloth of front cover very slightly faded at edges; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce book.

A handsome, if somewhat unusual volume from a small publisher we have not otherwise encountered. Gordon's first book was published by Methuen in 1897. He later published with Bliss, Sands & Co., Murray, and other well-known firms: the present title is unlikely to be a vanity publication. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Gordon was born in Prussia and came as an immigrant to England at the age of fifteen. His fiction, as here, deals mainly with Jewish themes, and stands out against the perils of assimilation. He is not, perhaps, without historical interest: Donald Sutherland records that "A recent critic of Gordon argues that his endorsement of Jewish separateness encouraged legislation to curb immigration in the early twentieth century."

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[GORE (Mrs.).]. The Manners of the day. In three volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles probably lacking in volumes one and two, but probably not called for in volume three; half natural calf, blind and gilt, teak glazed linen sides, sprinkled edges. Binding worn; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Block, p.151, recording the title only from advertisements. Wolff, 7516, recording a rebound copy, identical internally with ours. Sadleir, who avidly collected Mrs. Gore's works, did not have a first edition of this title, but records instead as item 1044 a second edition of the same year, which appeared under the revised title ‘Women As They Are, or Manners of the Day'. Whether the altered title implies revisions in the text, we cannot say, but except that the Sadleir copy, which was in boards, had half-titles in volumes one and two, not present here, it appears to collate the same as ours. Sadleir fails to note that the book is a 12mo, and hypothesises that the final leaf in volume two, which is a single inset, may have been printed conjugate with the label leaf. We disagree with this. The last gathering of volume one consists of ten leaves: if we assume a half-title to be called for in this volume, as in the Sadleir reprint, the two leaves of prelims., plus the ten leaves at the end, would complete a 12mo gathering. The last gathering in volume two has seven leaves, that in volume three two leaves: if we assume a total of three leaves of prelims. to be called for over the two volumes, as per Sadleir, we again have one full gathering - and this would explain the curious fact that in the Sadleir copy only two of the three volumes were provided with a half-title, the title-page to volume three being there as with our copy a singleton.

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[GORE (Mrs.).]. The opera: A novel. By the author of "Mothers and Daughters." In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1832. 3 Vols., lge 12mo; half-titles not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[ii]+319+[i (blank)]; [ii]+304; [ii]+317+[i (blank)]+[ii]; original quarter red ripple-grain cloth, drab board sides, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Volume one re-backed with near matching cloth, cloth to other volumes neatly restored; one label badly chipped, one slightly so, that to volume one unobtrusively renewed; a very little very light foxing to some half dozen or so leaves passim, otherwise internally a fine copy.

In this copy, G7 in volume one (pp.133-4) is a cancel, whilst leaf G5, which ought, following contemporary practice with 12mos, to be signed ‘G3', is here mis-signed ‘G2'. Sadleir, 1021, recording a copy from the Rhiwlas library with an inserted Simpkin & Marshall catalogue at the end of volume one, and with half-titles: except possibly in Volume One, they have certainly never been present here, whilst the catalogue, of course would be present only in copies handled by Simpkin & Marshall; Wolff, 2629, listing Sadleir's spare copy, rebound, and without not only the half-titles and inserted catalogue, but also the integral advertisement leaf in volume three. Neither Sadleir or Wolff mention the cancel or the mis-signed leaf. Scarce.

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[GORE (Mrs.).]. The Fair of May Fair. In three volumes. Vol.I. The flirt of ten seasons. The separate maintenance. [Vol.II. The separate maintenance. Hearts and diamonds.] [Vol.III. Hearts and diamonds. A divorcee. My grand-daughter. The special license.] Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1832. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; fly-title before start of text in each volume, and to each story; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; contemporary moire black cloth. Binding worn; text nice.

Sadleir, 1001; Wolff, 2614.

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[GORE (Mrs.).]. Mothers And Daughters: A novel. Richard Bentley, 8, New Burlington Street (Successor to Henry Colburn); Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; Cumming, Dublin; and Galignani, Paris, 1834. F'cap 8vo; half/series title, steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, precede letterpress title-page; pp.[iv]+463+[i (blank)]; burgundy fine glazed linen, black spine labels printed in gold; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of cloth, and one label very slightly chipped; neat restoration to cloth at top of joints; some light damp-staining in text; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Issued as No.XXXVII. in the Standard Novels series. The correct first state of text,bearing the date 1834 on the title-page; and in the earliest binding. Sadleir, 3734a/37. This novel was originally published in three volumes in 1831.

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GORE (Mrs.). The Débutante; Or, The London season. By Mrs. Gore, Author of "Mothers and Daughters," "Peers and Parvenus," Etc. etc. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1846. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; last leaf of volume one blank except for with printer's imprint on recto; leaf ‘O1' in volume two a single inset, as recorded by Sadleir; pp.[ii]+306+[ii]; [ii]+302; [ii]+319+[i (blank); contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, burnished sprinkled edges; spine with four raised bands, elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments; black lettering- and numbering- pieces. One lettering-piece lacking; volume one rebacked with matching calf, the (chipped) original spine laid on; a little rubbing to boards; foxing of binder's blanks, and some very light spotting to some half-dozen or so leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 997, recording a chewed copy in the original boards which collates the same as this; Wolff, 2612, recording a rebound copy lacking the imprint leaf to volume one.

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GORE (Mrs.) [?and BECKFORD (William).]. Agathonia. A Romance. Edward Moxon, 1844. F'cap 8vo; final leaf integral advertisements dated April, 1844; yellow green fine diaper cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. A very good copy.

Mrs. Gore's name appears only on the spine. A binding similar to this is recorded by Carter, binding variants, p.69, except the cloth colour in his copy was olive green. Sadleir 986 and 986a records two copies, one in dark green fine diaper cloth, similarly blocked, but with the title only on the spine, and a presentation copy with an unsigned presentation inscription ‘From the Author', in ivory cloth, likewise not bearing the author's name. Sadleir notes that "According to a rumour of long-standing William Beckford helped Mrs. Gore with this story. The rumour is supported by a letter from John Forster to Bulwer Lytton of May 1844", and also quotes a letter from Mrs. Gore herself in which she says "I own [to Agathonia] only among my friends". It seems probable from this that copies with the author's name on the spine are of a later issue, though it is also conceivable that the book was originally planned as being avowedly by Mrs. Gore, and that a few copies with the present casing had been bound up already when it was decided instead to publish the book anonymously on account of the participation of Beckford.

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GORE (Mrs.). The snow storm, A christmas story. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. Fisher, Son, & Co., Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London; Rue St. Honore, Paris, N.D. [1845]. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, by George Cruikshank, all on plate-paper; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark turquoise morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon. In general a nice copy.

Sadleir 1034, recording a copy in red morocco cloth, in which two of the plates had been hand coloured.

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GORE (Mrs.). New year's day, A winter's tale. With illustrations by Geo. Cruikshank. Fisher, Son, & Co., Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1846]. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, followed by binder's blank at end; pale apple green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated yellow. Old repair to head and tail of spine, and cloth slightly worn over joints; gilt rubbed; a very little dusting and foxing, but internally in general nice.

Sadleir, 1020, erroneously describing his copy as blocked on the spine in gilt and blind, which it is clear from the illustration it is not. The Sadleir copy, however, seems to have been without either the initial blank or the binder's blank at end. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.81, 92, and 201, and are here so tipped in.

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GORE (Mrs.). The inundation; Or, Peace and pardon. A Christmas story. With illustrations by Geo. Cruikshank. Fisher, Son, & Co., Angel Street, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London; H. Mandeville, rue Neuve Vivienne, Paris, N.D. [1847]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; final leaf a single inset; pp.[iv]+222; steel engraved frontispiece and three plates; publisher's 16pp. catalogue on text-paper at end (starting with advertisement for ‘Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-book, [for] 1848' [i.e., issued Winter 1847]); scarlet fine straight morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep yellow. Cloth restored at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, variant state of text, probably secondary. Sadleir, 1008, and Wolff, 2619, both give the sub-title on the title page as ‘Pardon and Peace', but the sub-title on the cover as here. In the present copy, both preliminary leaves appear to be single insets, and we hypothesize that the title leaf is here a cancel. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.70, 165-6 [156], and 200 197] (the figures in square bracket showing their actual placement in this copy).

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GORE (Mrs.). The Lost Son; A winter's tale. With frontispiece by George Cruikshank. Dean and Son, Threadneedle-Street, N.D. [?1854]. F'cap 8vo; printed throughout on toned paper; engraved frontispiece on plate paper; half-title not called for; white paper boards printed in greenish blue, red, and brown; buff end-papers printed with advertisements in black. A nice copy of a delicate and attractive book.

Sadleir 1020a records an apparently later issue, with the frontispiece printed on text paper and conjugate with the title-page. In the present copy the title-page is conjugate with the dedication leaf, this seeming not to be present in the Sadleir copy. As in Sadleir's listing 1020, the dedication leaf here bears the date ‘November, 1846', and though above we have adopted Sadleir's dating for this title of 1854 we suspect that our copy may in fact be earlier, and even possibly a simultaneous publication with his item 1020, Fisher's specialising in expensive issues, and Dean's in cheap ones. This is at any rate the first appearance of the work under this title, the Fisher version being called ‘New Year's Day', which is the running title here.

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[GORE (Mrs.).]. Cecil, a peer. By the author of "Cecil, or the adventures of a coxcomb." In three volumes. London: William Tegg and Co., 85, Queen-street, Cheapside, 1855. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for in this issue; cancel title-leaf in each volume; pp.vi+314; [ii]+298; [ii]+308; half dark maroon roan, marbled sides, spine ruled and lettered gilt, sprinkled edges. Spines a little frayed at head-bands, and snag-hole in one joint; paper covering lacking to one board; a little scattered foxing; in general, however, a nice copy.

First edition, remainder issue. The book was first published by T. & W. Boone, in 1841, and, according to Sadleir, "re-issued in 1842, under the title ‘Ormington', with a brief preface by the author." The present re-issue is of the original sheets, without the added preface, and with the original title restored. Teggs, among other things, specialised in remainders. In the present copy the following misprints have been noted, significance as to state (if any) undertermined: In volume one, p.iv, l.10, ‘an' for ‘au'; l.17, ‘es' for ‘se'; p.v, l.17, ‘en' for ‘on'. Sadleir, 993; Wolff, 2610: both recording the first issue. Neither seems to have known of the Tegg remainder, which was probably quite small.

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GOSSE (Edmund). The Secret of Narcisse. A romance. William Heinemann, [21, Bedford Street,] 1892. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated October 1892; pp.[viii]+190+[ii]; bevelled grey-fawn coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's motto and monogram device on back cover, blocked and lettered on front cover, lettered on spine, all black; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.



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[GOSSE (Edmund)]. Doña Luz By Juan Valera Translated from the Spanish By Mary J. Serrano. William Heinemann, 1893. 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1892; two-tone mixed-weave pink linen ruled and lettered blue on front cover, lettered blue on spine, blocked with publisher's device blue on back cover; t.e. uncut. Spine very slightly faded, and neat ownership inscription on half-title page; otherwise a near-fine copy.

First edition in English. Issued as volume 12 in ‘Heinemann's International Library', edited by Edmund Gosse. Includes a 14pp. Introduction by Gosse especially written for this volume.

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[GOSSE (Edmund).]. The Tavern of the Three virtues. Translated from the Original of Saint-Juirs. Illvstrated with sixty drawings By Daniel Vierge. Together with a Critical essay on The art of Vierge By Edmund Gosse. T Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, N.D. [1896]. Double f'cap 4to; publisher's imprint leaf, and limitation leaf, printed in red and black, and blank, precede half-title page printed in red; portrait frontispiece and three plates printed in black and cream on very thick paper, with cream paper guard (these not included in the List of Illustrations); title-page printed in red and black; fly-titles to Introduction and to Contents printed in red; introduction printed in red and black; numerous illustrations on text paper, some arranged as plates; light red fine linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, elaborately embossed gilt, ruled gilt and blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; paste-downs printed in red and black. Nice.

One of an edition limited to 650 copies (125 of these being for sale in America). Rather a scarce volume, nonetheless, not listed in the English Catalogue of Books, CBEL, the London Library Catalogue, Evan Charteris's ‘Life' or Norman Gullick's bibliography. We suspect in fact that the volume did not sell, and that a good number of copies may eventually have been pulped. Printed throughout on thick paper. Despite the title-page, there are in fact seventy illustrations, only forty-nine of which are included in the List of Illustrations!

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GOULD (Nat). The old mare's foal. By Nat Gould Author of ‘The Double Event,' ‘Golden Ruin,' etc. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway House, Ludgate Hill, N.D [1899]. Globe 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; glazed pale yellow boards printed on front board and spine in red, black, and green, on back board in black with commercial advertisement (Van Houten's Chocolate); thin paper end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with commercial advertisements (‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser, Fifteenth Issue'). Slight wear to edges of spine and one corner; small stains on three or four leaves at lower margin; otherwise a nice copy.

A yellowback, but also the correct first edition. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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GOWING (Emilia Aylmer). Merely players. F.V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1897. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+310+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark red cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ribbed boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Small mark on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

As the title implies, a novel with a theatrical background. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2660.

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[GRAHAM (Clementina Stirling).]. Mystifications. Edinburgh: Printed Privately, 1859. Lge.sq.8vo; pp.[xii]+108; dark maroon straight grain fine morocco cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt up spine; pale yellow coated end-papers. A near fine copy of what was presumably a small printing.

Presentation copy with the author's signed inscription to Lieut.-General Sir John Bell on the front end-paper. The author's name appears in the volume at the end of the lengthy Dedication. Pp.65-74, entitled ‘Worthies', are devoted to descriptions and reminiscences of people living in Duntrune when the author lived there as a child in the early years of the century; pp.75-108 contain verses, mostly songs; the first 64pp., however, are concerned with a presentation, in the form of a dramatic narrative, of a series of impositions practised by the author upon members of Edinburgh society about the year 1820. Mrs. Graham, who must have been possessed of considerable dramatic ability, entered Edinburgh society in the character of an aged titled lady of curious, and sometimes offensive, habits, taking in not merely people who knew her well, but those even who had heard of ‘her old lady' and were consequently fore-warned. Among those so fooled were Mr. - later Lord - Jeffrey, and the future Lord Advocate Rutherfurd. An amusing book presenting an interesting picture of Edinburgh manners and passtimes at that date. One or two pencilled corrections in the text of this copy are presumably authorial.

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GRAHAM (David Simpson). The New Werther Or the Wealsman's Wrath: A Study in Characteristics. Selkirk: George Lewis and Son, 1894. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[viii]+[202]+[ii]; mottled whitey-grey buckram, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered brown on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. One or two leaves badly opened; otherwise a very nice, and partly unopened, copy.

Printed in Selkirk. A thoroughly professional piece of book-making, quite unusual for a provincial small publisher. A novel, mainly in prose, but with verse episodes: lyrical throughout, and experimental in form. In some ways precursive of E.R. Eddison; in some of Enoch Soames. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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GRAHAM (Gerald). Mrs. Grant's Mysterious lodger And Other Stories. Digby and Long, Publishers, 18, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, 1888. F'cap 8vo; bound up without [A1] (?half-title advertisement leaf or blank); recent marbled boards, black leather spine label tooled and lettered gilt. Near fine copy.

An early Digby, Long title.

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[?GRAHAM (Malcolm)]. The Black pirate; Or, The phantom Ship. Illustrated by superb engravings on steel. London: Published by William Emans, 31, Cloth Fair, 1839. Demy 8vo, printed and signed in half-sheets; half-title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page (both dated 1838) precede letterpress title-page; dedication leaf, and Directions to the Binder leaf; five plates; pp.[viii]+710; contemporary half calf, gilt, marbled sides. Bound up without the half-title; spine mostly lacking, and front board detached; some scattered foxing and dusting, but in general a nice copy of a scarce book.

Bound up from the original fifteen parts: the first issue, the novel having been re-issued in the following year as a volume. Possibly lacking a final blank present in copies of the 1840 issue (one further leaf being here required to make up the last full sheet). Issued simultaneously with Marryat's novel ‘The Phantom Ship', and bearing a dedication to Marryat ostentatiously announced on the engraved title (this reading: The Black pirate Or The Phantom Ship, Dedicated to Captain Marryat, R.N.C.B. Author of Peter Simple, Jacob Faithful, Kings Own, &c. &c. W. Emans, 31 Cloth Fair, 1838), the intention being evidently to create confusion and cash in on Marryat's name. In the light of this, the wording of the dedication leaf is perhaps worthy of record: "Sir, As an individual, I claim not the privilege of a friend to inscribe to you the following pages; but, in common with others, an admirer of your popular Sea Tales, I venture to hope that the liberty taken with your name may be deemed neither impertinent nor inappropriate." Surely a master piece of impudence! Sadleir 1593 refers, but does not record a copy. Block, and Summers record only an edition published by Lloyd in 1848. Listed here under [?GRAHAM (Malcolm)] because Block, almost certainly in error, lists a group of related works by the same hand under this name, and it is convenient to list them all together. Malcolm Graham is in fact the name of the eponymous protagonist.

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[?GRAHAM (Malcolm).]. Florence Graham, Or, The pirate's daughter. By the author of "The Life of Nelson;" "The Black Pirate, or the Phantom ship;" "The Robber Chief;" &c [sic] &c. &c. [sic] Illustrated with Superb engravings on steel. London: John Williams, 44, Paternoster Row, And 43, Aldersgate Street, 1840. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; Steel-engraved frontispiece, vignette title, and five plates; letterpress title; pp.[iv]+648; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Calf split at tail joint of back board; frontispiece lacking; engraved title dampstained and with closed tear to blank fore-margin; one other plate with pieces chipped from blank fore-margin; one gathering reinserted, with some dusting and slight fraying to extreme fore-margins, and light stain to top corner of final leaf; some fingering and dusting and small marks passim; a very good reading copy, nonetheless of an apparently rare first printing.

Listed here under [?GRAHAM (Malcolm)] because Block, almost certainly in error, lists a group of related works by the same hand under this name, and it is convenient to preserve a record of their relationship. Malcolm Graham is in fact the name of the heroine's father. On the evidence of stab-holes, the present copy is bound up from the original parts, but with a variant letterpress title-page, the engraved title having the imprint of ‘William Emans, Cloth Fair, Smithfield' as with this author's other known works - and, since it was probably issued with the first part and the letterpress title with the last, the date 1839. This date makes clear that it ran on from the completion of ‘The Black Pirate, or the Phantom Ship', the work to which it formed a sequel, and which was issued originally with an engraved title dated 1838 and a letterpress title dated 1839. The author's other recorded work in this genre, ‘The Robber Chief; or the Foundling of the Forest', which was published with a title-page dated 1840, ran on from this volume, it being advertised by an authorial promise incorporated into the final page of the present text. Block (citing the B.M. and Stonehill copies only), and Summers, record an edition of this title published by E. Lloyd in 1847 (described by Summers as in 34 numbers), but not the present first edition, which is evidently rare.

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). Aurora la Cuijini. A realistic sketch in Seville. With a frontispiece. Leonard Smithers, 1898. Frontispiece with tissue guard; pale green wrappers, printed on the front wrapper in black; uncut edges. Wrappers chipped, and dusty; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies, this copy, however, being unnumbered. Printed on hand-made paper.

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). The Ipané. T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Imprint leaf at end serving as back paste-down; light blue-green wrappers, yapped edges, printed black on front cover and spine; front end-papers printed with publisher's note in black. Wrappers chipped, faded, and rubbed; internally a nice copy.

Issued as the first volume in T. Fisher Unwin's ‘Overseas Library'. First issue, variant in wrappers, the book having been issued simultaneously in yellow coarse buckram. A later issue, more often seen, is in red buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered, in gilt. The two page introduction to "The Overseas Library", printed on the front end-papers, which is signed ‘E.G.', is by Edward Garnett.

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). The Ipané. T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Frontispiece; imprint leaf at end; light yellow coarse buckram blocked and ruled black, lettered red, on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; white end-papers, the front ones printed with publisher's note in black. Spine very slightly faded and very light dusting of covers; small spot on front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the first volume in T. Fisher Unwin's ‘Overseas Library'. First issue, hardcover version, often described as being in white coarse buckram, the covers having a propensity to fade. The second hardcover issue is in red fine buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered in back. The two page introduction to the series, printed on the front end-papers, is signed ‘E.G.' and is by Edward Garnett.1985, £28.00; 1990, £28.00

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). The Ipané. T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end; red buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; white end-papers, the front ones printed with publisher's note in black. A nice copy.

Issued as the first volume in T. Fisher Unwin's ‘Overseas Library'. Second issue, the first being in yellow coarse buckram, or light blue-green wrappers.

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GRAHAM (Winifred). When The Birds Begin to Sing. A Novel. With sixteen illustrations By Harold Piffard. C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., N.D. [1897]. Roy.16mo in half sheets; frontispiece with loose tissue guard, and fifteen plates; dark yellow-green buckram, blocked gilt and white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine. Gatherings [A]-M poor quality paper, lightly embrowned, gatherings N-Q (end) on different stock, white, but with some foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

A sensational romance, involving murder. A very early Winifred Graham title. Hubin lists no title by this author earlier than 1913: the present work should possibly be included as a marginal title.

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GRAHAM (Winifred). The great House of Castleton, And Patricia. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates after J. Herie; pp.viii+311+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale and paler green fine linen-effect rough buckram blocked pictorially black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; laid paper end-papers. Numerous minor faults, but a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. there is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.51, 116, 145, 195, 209, 268, and 290, and are here so tipped in.

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GRAHAME (Kenneth). The Golden age. London: John Lane, Vigo St.; Chicago: Stone and Kimball, 1895. Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+196; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, on text paper; vertically ribbed dull blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A good copy.



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GRAHAME (Kenneth). The Headswoman. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1898. Two blanks before half-title; title printed in red and black; imprint leaf printed in red and black, followed by two blanks at end; cream paper wrappers printed in green on spine and front cover; a.e uncut. Spine worn and a little chipped, fore-edges of wrappers a little frayed, and wrappers marked; internally a nice copy. Scarce.

Number five of ‘The Bodley Booklets.'

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GRAND (Madame Sarah). The Heavenly twins. In three volumes. Third thousand. William Heinemann, 1893. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume one; integral 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1892 at end of volume three, followed by final blank; green buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine. Covers slightly used; otherwise a fine copy.

Apart from the title-page, differing from Sadleir 1048a only in collation, even the catalogue bearing the same date as in both his advance issue and first published edition. Sadleir 1048a was without the blank in volume one, the conjugate half-title being instead a single inset; it was also without the blank in volume three, the last leaf of text in his copy being a single inset, and the publisher's catalogue being inserted.

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GRAND (Sarah). Our manifold nature. William Heinemann, 1894. Blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; two leaves integral advertisements followed by publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; pp.[2]+[x]+271+[i (blank)]+[iv (versos blank)]; olive green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut, others rough trimmed. Spine slightly faded, and gilt a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2670. Includes a Preface on the art of fiction. Experimental stories that had appeared in mutilated form in magazines, and "now appear for the first time unmutilated as well as carefully revised."

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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.

GRANT (James, Esq., Late 62nd Regiment). The Romance of war: Or, The highlanders in Spain. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1846. Lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; P6 in volume one caries the erratum to volume two; original quarter dark green fine diaper cloth, drab board sidess, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Insignificant marginal chipping of two labels; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Sadleir 1057, but a variant, his copy in quarter cloth, like this, and without the inserted publisher's catalogue found in some copies in full drab boards, but having P6 of volume one bound in at the end of volume two as a single inset (and so described by him as R1 of that volume), leaf P1 of his volume one thus being likewise a singleton. The work was originally advertised and issued as complete in three volumes, but a supplementary volume, not here present, appeared in the following year, and was presumably unsuccessful as it is rarely found. The author's first novel, published at the age of twenty-four.

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GRANT (James). Bothwell: Or, The days of Mary Queen of Scots. In three volumes. Parry & Co., Leadenhall Street, 1851. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; blank at end of volume three; green morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ornamental frames; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight wear to head and tail of spines; one gathering slightly proud, but not loose, in each volume, due, apparently to an original binding fault; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A scarce title from a small publisher.

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GRANT (James). Philip Rollo; Or, The Scottish musketeers. In two volumes. Vol.I [II]. George Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1854. Two volumes bound in one, as issued; wood-engraved frontispiece by the Dalziels in volume one, printed on smaller paper and laid on to an inserted leaf, with tissue guard; half-titles not called for; pp.viii+308; iv+339+[i (blank)]; scarlet straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, embossed with publisher's monogram blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale cream. Cloth of spine badly chipped and crudely repaired; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1056; and Wolff, 2704: both recording the issue in two volumes, in grey-purple morocco cloth, with yellow printed end-papers: it does not have the plate. The present issue, therefore, though presumably secondary, qualifies as the first illustrated issue.

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GRANT (Miss [Maria M.]). Artiste. Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, N.D. [1875]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.319+[i (blank)]; pale pink glazed boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements (for ‘Warne's Lansdowne Poets') in black; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Slight rubbing of covers; paper worn over joints; slight chipping of spine at extreme head and tail of spine; internally very nice.

Issued upon first publication as volume 72 in Warne's ‘Companion Library'. According to the ‘English Catalogue of Books', there was no cloth issue. The present copy may, however, be secondary: the advertisements list the series to volume 80, and there is also an advertisement for ‘Bret Harte's new novel In three volumes. Gabriel Conroy', which suggests May, 1876 as the actual issue date. Three books by Miss Grant were published in quick succession by Warnes in 1875, as volumes 70, 71, and 72 of the ‘Companion Library'. The author's full name is given only in the advertisements. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who has only two later three-deckers. As the title suggests, the novel deals with the career of an actress. It is partly set in Paris.

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