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.

[GRATTAN (Thomas Colley).]. High-ways and by-ways; Or Tales of the roadside, Picked up in the French provinces. By A walking gentleman. Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave-maria-lane, 1823. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; cancel title-page, tipped onto a stub; contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides, vellum corners; sprinkled edges. Calf worn, and cracked over joints; paper covering of front board chipped; a very few scattered fox-spots, but the text in general very nice. A large copy.

The author's scarce first book. Not in Sadleir, who records no title by this author earlier than 1830; nor in Wolff, whose earliest is 1829; Block, p.90, quoting only the British Library copy, and a contemporary review; not in Summers. The date of the present copy agrees with that of the British Library copy. The reason for the cancel is unclear, but both the cancel leaf and the text were printed by Davison of Whitefriars.

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[GRATTAN (Thomas Colley).]. Traits of travel; Or, Tales of men and cities. By the Author of "High-ways and by-ways." In three volumes. Henry Colburn, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; pp.[x]+336; [iv]+366; [iv]+335+[i (blank)]; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, sprinkled burnished edges. Very slight rubbing of boards; slight or light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2721, recording a copy in the original ‘boards, half [i.e., probably quarter] green cloth, labels', collating as this, except that volume two has 6pp. integral advertisements at the end, here evidently discarded by the binder.

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[GRATTAN (Thomas Colley).]. High-ways and by-ways: Or, Tales of the roadside. By a walking gentleman. New [i.e. second] series. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, N.D. [1834]. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; old quarter roan, marbled sides, cloth corners. Spines chipped; otherwise in general a nice copy.

This set consists of sheets of the first edition, published in 1825, supplied with cancel title-pages for re-issue in the series Colburn's Modern Novelists. Sadleir 3736c(i) refers, though Sadleir did not, apparently, possess this title. The first series was published in 1823, a third series in 1827.

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[GRATTAN (Thomas Colley).]. High-ways and by-ways; Or, Tales of the roadside, Picked up in the French provinces. By a walking gentleman. Third series. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, 1827. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles probably not called for, but lacking a blank or advertisement leaf at end of volume one; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, contrasting labels. In need of rebacking; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Block, p.90.

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GRATTAN (Thomas Colley). Jacqueline of Holland: A Historical Tale. Revised and corrected by the author. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1843. F'cap 8vo; series title (bearing on verso notices relating to the new Copyright Act and the proposed Customs Act), steel engraved frontispiece, and vignette title-page, precede specific title-page; vertically ribbed deep rose cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; very thin end-papers coated yellow. Insignificant split in cloth of spine along one of the rules; small ink-splash on front cover, and cloth somewhat faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume No.XCII of Bentley's ‘Standard Novels'. Sadleir, 3734a/92. The earliest binding for this title (Sadleir, C). The first revised edition of a book originally published in 1831.

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GRATTAN (Thomas Colley). Agnes de Mansfelt. A historical tale. London: Sims and M‘Intyre, [sic] Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1851. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; half/series title precedes title-page; pp.400; vertically fine-ribbed slate-green cloth, ruled, embossed with lettering and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered, ruled, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine, all in series style; end-papers coated yellow; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on thinner paper tipped in before half-title (and listing the ‘Adventures of an Emigrant' as ‘On September 1st'). Barely visible nick in cloth of head-band; very slight cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as Volume LXIX of ‘The Parlour Library'. The first Parlour Library edition of a book originally published in 1835, and the 2/- issue, in cloth, the price appearing at the tail of the spine. The price looks like a publisher's experiment: other Parlour Library volumes at the date had an average of 320pp. and were priced at 1/- in boards or 1/6d. in cloth. The evident scarcity of the present title no doubt reflects the public's response. Sadleir, 3755a/68, but in fact not present in the collection and one of only two titles of the Sims and M‘Intyre Parlour Library volumes that he lacked. Sadleir lists the book as scheduled for issue on January 1st, 1852, which would make it one of the few Victorian books to have borne on its title-page an earlier date than the date of actual issue: though one wonders in fact whether the Parlour Library series like the later monthly series issued by Walter Scott might not have been available before the scheduled date. This title not in Wolff in any form.

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GRAY (Arnold). Periwinkle: An autobiography. In three volumes. Ward & Downey, 12 York Street, Covent Garden, 1888. 3 Vols.; final blank in volumes one and two; dark sea-green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered silver on front cover, up and across spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with daisy pattern in grey. Silver on spines a little rubbed; scattered light foxing; in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2726.

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GRAY (Louisa M.). Mine Own People. T. Nelson and Sons, 1898. Half-title not called for; frontispiece and vignette title-page; letterpress title-page printed in red and black; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed slate purple bevelled cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled brown, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, lettered slate purple through brown and gilt on spine; a.e.g.; white end-papers printed florally pale-grey. Near-fine copy.



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GRAY (Maxwell [i.e., Miss M.G. Tuttiett].). The reproach Of Annesley. Second edition. In three volumes. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1889. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; one leaf integral advertisements at end of volume three, followed by 48pp. publisher's catalogue dated 3.89; horizontally fine ribbed red cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, ruled and stamped with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spines slightly worn at head and tail and front joints; one front cover slightly scratched; library label removed from each front cover; very slight dusting of first few leaves of first volume; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir.

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GRAY (Maxwell [i.e., Miss M.G. Tuttiett].). The House Of Hidden Treasure: A Novel. William Heinemann, 1898. Pp.[iv]+367+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end (listing this title on p.32 under the heading ‘The Latest Fiction'); diagonally fine ribbed light cerise cloth, blocked within ruled border, black, on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; lower corners bruised; damp-stain on lower-edges, and back end-papers; text nice.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6884.

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[GREATREX (Charles Butler).]. Whittlings From the West With some account of Butternut Castle. By Abel Log. Edinburgh: James Hogg. London: R. Groombridge & Sons, 1854. Title-page, dedication leaf, Prologue leaf, and tipped in errata slip precede first page of text; top- and fore- edges uncut; dark red morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, blind banded on spine, lettered on spine in gilt. Neatly rebacked with matching cloth, the original spine laid on; end-papers renewed; otherwise in general a very nice copy. Scarce.

Set to a large extent among trappers and Indians in contemporary Canada and the Western United States.

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GREEN (Evelyn Everett). "Let's toss for it"; Or, The gambler's career. James K. Knapp, Sutton Street, Commercial Road, E., And 26, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1891. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and seven illustrations, all unbacked but on text-paper and included in the pagination; final leaf bearing type ornament on recto, verso blank; pp.218+[ii]; viridian buckram, blocked black, yellow, and scarlet, lettered black, on front cover, blocked black and scarlet, lettered gilt, on spine. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A publisher we have not otherwise encountered, but a very late issue, the spine bearing the imprint ‘JOHNSON' and the front paste-down a prize label dated 1917. Not a juvenile, however, though a story with a moral!

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GREENE (Homer). Burnham Breaker. With original illustrations By A.W. Cooper. London, Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1888. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.371+[i (blank)]+[12]; bevelled milk chocolate buckram, ruled blind on back cover, blocked pictorially and lettered gilt, and black, lettered gilt-outlined milk-chocolate, on front cover, blocked pictorially gilt and black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with pattern of roses in grey. Virtually fine copy.

Set amid the coalfields of Pennsylvania. ‘Breaker' is explained in the text, but other words likely to be unknown to English readers are defined by useful footnotes - ‘boss', for example, being explained as ‘a principal'. The author was presumably American. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.88, 134, 192, 279, and 304, and are here so tipped in.

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[GREENWOOD (Frederick).]. Margaret Denzil's history. Annotated by her husband. (Reprinted from the "Cornhill Magazine.") In two volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1864. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; advertisement leaf at end of each volume; pp.iv+314+[ii]; iv+313+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; contemporary half purple sheep, tooled blind on sides, spine with four raised bands, tooled blind and gilt, dark red label, purple sand-grain cloth sides. Slight general wear to covers; light foxing and marking of prelims. in each volume; bound up without the integral advertisement leaves; otherwise a very good copy, near nice.

Sadleir, 1064, recording a copy in the original green sand-grain cloth; not in Wolff. A scarce title. Frederick Greenwood, brother of James (‘the Amateur Casual'), was successively editor of the ‘Cornhill Magazine', and the ‘Pall Mall' and ‘St. James's' Gazettes, and was responsible for completing Mrs. Gaskell's ‘Wives and Daughters'. Sadleir, 1064; Wolff, 2741. Neither record any other independent fiction by him, though Wolff records one novel written in conjunction with his brother.

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GREENWOOD (James). Silas the conjuror: His travels and perils. By James Greenwood, Author of "The Adventures of Reuben Davidger," "Wild Sports Of the World," etc. London: S.O. Beeton, 248 Strand, W.C., Ten doors from Temple Bar, N.D. [1866]. (All rights of Translation and Reproduction reserved.) Demy 8vo; decorated initial letters to the chapters and numerous wood-engraved illustrations intext; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+346+6; dark green fine sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced peach. Second advertisement leaf excised leaving a small stub, and final advertisement leaf foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

A publisher's family copy with the armorial bookplate on the front paste-down of Sir Mayson M. Beeton, S.O. Beeton's son. The binding design is by William Harry Rogers (Ball, p.157), and bears his WHR monoggram on the spine. Not in Sadleir; Osborne, II: 992; Wolff, 2749, recording a presumably later binding of grass-green fine morocco cloth, apparently similarly decorated, but with chocolate end-papers and an inscription recording that it was given as a Christmas present in 1873. Among the advertisements in the Wolff copy as in ours, is one for ‘Beeton's Musical Album, 1866', which would seem pretty well to fix the date of first issue. In the present copy the punctuation of ‘W.C.,' on the title-page is very faint. Printed in Edinburgh.

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GREENWOOD (James). Beeton's boy's library. Silas the conjuror: His travels and perils. By James Greenwood, Author of "The Adventures of Reuben Davidger," "Wild Sports Of the World," etc. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1874]. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; decorated initial letters to the chapters and numerous wood-engraved illustrations intext; pp.[iii]-viii+346; diagonally-fine-ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, embossed with lettering black, and brown-through gilt, on front cover, ruled gilt, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and embossed with lettering brown-through-gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Back free end-paper lacking, front free end-papers strengthened at gutter with ghost-tape; otherwise a nice copy.

The second printing of a book published originally in 1866 by S.O. Beeton. The present edition is apparently printed from the stereo plates of the first, but rearranged by the omission of the half-title and the three terminal leaves of advertisements present in that, the prelims. being reset, with the addition of type-ornaments, and a type-ornament also being added above the drop-head on the first leaf of text: this rearrangement, which fits the book onto an exact number of full sheets, explaining the odd pagination of the prelims. The leaves here also have smaller margins, the volume having been reduced to extra cr.8vo from the demy 8vo of the original, whilst the paper used is almost twice as thick. The author's name does not appear on the covers in this edition, the book being stated to be ‘By the Author of "A Night in a Workhouse"' (also first issued in 1866). The spine bears the legend ‘Beeton's Boy's Own Library', rather than ‘Beeton's Boy's Library' as given on the title-page. By no means a common title in any printing. In this copy, the second ‘1' of the page number to p.161 is battered at the foot: in the first printing it is perfect.

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GREENWOOD (James). Silas Horner's Adventures Or, The captive conjurors. By James Greenwood, Author of "A night in a workhouse," "Wild sports of the world," Etc., etc. With Numerous Illustrations. Ward, Lock, and Co., London: Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., New York: Bond Street, N.D. [c.1885]. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[iii]-viii+346; red-chocolate buckram, blocked pictorially black, scarlet, marina blue, white, and pale yellow, lettered black and black-outlined, white-shadowed, marina blue, on front cover, blocked pictorially scarlet, black, white, and pale yellow, lettered black, gilt, and black-and-white-outlined gilt on spine; end-papers faced black. A couple of insignificant light damp-marks on edges of covers; first and last page lightly embrowned by contact with end-papers; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

The first edition under this title of a book published originally in 1866 by S.O. Beeton, the alteration here reflecting some apparent schizophrenia on the part of the publisher, who retained the original title, ‘Silas The Conjuror: His Travels & perils' on the covers. The present (third) edition is apparently printed from the stereo plates of the first, but rearranged, by the omission of the half-title and the three terminal leaves of advertisements, the prelims. being reset, with the addition of type-ornaments, and a type-ornament also being added above the drop-head on the first leaf of text (all this in fact having been done for the second edition, though the title was not changed until this third): this explains the odd pagination of the prelims. A striking and unusual period cloth, showing the conjuror with artifacts of his trade. In our experience a scarce title in any form. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2749, listing the (undated) first edition.

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GREGG (Florence). Bartholomew Legate The last Smithfield martyr. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., Paternoster Square, 1886. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, and two plates, with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated May 1st, 1886; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. End-papers slightly faded at edges; but a very nice copy.

The first issue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2758, listing a similar, but evidently later issue, with frontispiece and only one plate, black end-papers, a 56pp. undated catalogue, and a presentation inscription dated 1891. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked as relating to pp.256 and 272, and are here tipped in to face pp.128 and 240.

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GRESLEY (The Rev. W., M.A., Lichfield). Clement Walton; Or, The English Citizen. London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square, 1840. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; series title, and wood engraved title-page, precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, engraved by Orrin Smith after Richard Green, Esq., of Lichfield; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+202+[ii]; very dark slate-purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Unobtrusive restorations to cloth at head of spine and back joint; inscriptions on front end-paper; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

Issued as volume I. of ‘The Englishman's Library'. Sadleir 3744/1; Wolff, 2763, listing only a defective reprint dated 1841.

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GRESLEY (Rev. W., M.A., Prebendary of Lichfield). Coniston Hall; Or, The Jacobites. A Historical Tale. James Burns, 17 Portman Street, 1846. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; series title, and integral wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; half-title not called for; two wood-engraved vignette head-pieces in text; integral advertisement leaf at end (a text paper singleton, presumably printed conjugate with the five leaves of the prelims., completing one full gathering); pp.x+312+[ii]; very dark slate-purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A little scattered light foxing; otherwise fine.

Issued as volume 31 of ‘The Englishman's Library' (i.e., the fifth volume of the Second Series). This was the last volume issued. Sadleir 3744 lists only the First Series, up to volume twenty, believing that no further volumes were issued. Wolff, 2764a. The book is sometimes seen with a publisher's 24pp. catalogue inserted at end, dated January, 1846. The case of the present copy has been made large enough to accommodate this, though it is not here present. January 1846 was the date of issue of the volume, and it seems at least possible that the present copy may be an early one bound up before the catalogue was ready.

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GRESLEY (Rev. W., M.A., Prebendary of Lichfield). Coniston Hall; Or, The Jacobites. A Historical Tale. James Burns, 17 Portman Street, 1846. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; series title, and wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; half-title not called for; two wood engraved vignette head-pieces in text; integral advertisement leaf (a text paper singleton, presumably printed conjugate with the five leaves of the prelims., completing one full gathering), followed by 24pp. publisher's catalogue, at end, dated January, 1846; pp.x+312+[ii]; very dark slate-purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. In general a nice copy.

Issued as volume 31 of ‘The Englishman's Library' (i.e., the fifth volume of the Second Series). This was the last volume issued. Sadleir 3744 lists only the First Series, up to volume twenty, believing that no further volumes were issued. Wolff, 2764a, listing a copy without the catalogue.

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GRIBBLE (Francis). The Red spell. Westminster, A. Constable And Co.: 1895. Narrow f'cap 8vo; four blanks and advertisement leaf precede half-title; decorated title-page (possibly designed by Osman Spare); three blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+[170]+[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 darkening and dulling of covers; light marginal embrowning throughout, as usual with this series, and insignificant marginal staining on two leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Listed as Sadleir 3393/6, but lacking from the collection; not in Wolff. The first binding, issue in cloth. Published as the sixth volume of The Acme Library, in cloth, as here, at 1s. 6d. or in wrappers at 1s. One of the scarcer titles of a failed series.

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GRIBBLE (Francis). The Things That Matter. A novel. London: A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated February, 1896; pp.[iv]+346+[ii]; bright green vertically fine-ribbed cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind within square, double-ruled, box on back cover, lettered gilt on blind pressed-out panel within double-ruled gilt box, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt, and with blind pressed-out panel, on spine; a.e. uncut. Very light marginal embrowning to poor quality laid paper throughout; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Sometimes described as a satire on the New Woman novel, it is more a critique of its underlying ideas. "It was a soul-study - the study of the author's own soul as she had misunderstood it; and it told a story which the author fancied might easily have been her story if circumstances had been a little different. It told, in short, the old, old story of a woman at war with her environment - a complex woman, condemned to live a simple, healthy life, and therefore languishing as an exotic flower would languish if it were planted in the garden instead of blooming in the hothouse. Now and again the woman got passing glimpses of the morbid life for which she longed, and which to her seemed the only natural life; but she could never quite attain to it, and therefore pined away and died..." Very readable, and more than just good fun. Apparently the author's second book. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. In this copy the following typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, not determined): p.41, l.8, ‘i' in ‘died' printed faintly; p.57, l.16, risen space after ‘to'; p.312, l.7, trace of risen space before ‘you'; p.318, l.18, risen space after ‘life'; p.333, antepenultimate line, ‘h' of ‘her' partly faint.

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[GRIFFIN (Gerald).]. The Duke of Monmouth. By the author of "The Munster Festivals," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title lacking in volume one, present in other volumes; quarter light brown diaper cloth, drab boards, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed. Back joint in volume one restored; slight general wear to covers; one free end-paper lacking; a little scattered light dusting and marking, but internally near-nice.

Sadleir, 1067; not in Wolff. "Most of [Griffin's] books are of the utmost rarity; and it is evidence of the difficulty of establishing a correct bibliography that the entry in the CBEL omits one three-decker altogether, mis-dates another, and prints as first editions five stories which had previously appeared in collections of tales already recorded." - Sadleir. CBEL fails to record the present title as a three-decker.

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[GRIFFIN (Gerald, Esq.).]. The Duke of Monmouth. London: Maxwell and Co., Publishers, 30, Southampton Street, Strand; John Cumming, Dublin; and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1842. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for in this issue (v. note); fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title precede letterpress title; pp.[iii]-423+[i (blank)]; contemporary half dark green morocco, tooled blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine, sage green fine diaper cloth sides; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. A nice copy.

First illustrated edition, issued as volume VI of the original issue of Griffin's collected ‘Life and Works' (renumbered VII in the second issue), the series designation and number appearing on the half-title, here suppressed. In the second issue, the half-title was suppressed. Subsequent re-issues had a different publisher's imprint. The cloth used for the sides in the present binding, and the end-papers, are the same as in the first issue - though the cloth is without the blind blocking used in the cloth issue, which would not have fitted here - and this, together with the book's uncut state, and the general appearance of the binding, leads us to believe that the present copy has not been rebound, but is a publisher's variant binding, possibly intended primarily for library use: this may also explain the suppression of the half-title, library interest being in particular titles rather than sets. The English Catalogue of Books confirms that the volumes were in fact available separately - at 6s. per volume. Griffin's name appears only on the engraved title and the spine. Sadleir, 1075/VI, this being the title lacking from the Sadleir set, and described by him only from a deposit copy. Sadleir details several variant bindings for the set, but not this one. He comments, however, that the "series is so rarely seen, that it is difficult to establish its complex publishing history and what material constitutes a perfect set."

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[GRIFFIN (Gerald, Esq.).]. The Duke of Monmouth. London: Maxwell and Co., Publishers, 30, Southampton Street, Strand; John Cumming, Dublin; and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1842. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for in this issue (v. note); fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title precede letterpress title; pp.[iii]-423+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed dark grass green cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth slightly damp-marked, end-papers and engraved leaves more so; otherwise a nice, wholly unopened, copy.

From the library of Clement Scott, with his wood-engraved book-plate on the front end-paper. First illustrated edition, issued as volume VI of the original issue of Griffin's collected ‘Life and Works' (renumbered VII in the second issue), the series designation and number appearing on the half-title. In the second issue, the half-title was suppressed, the new number appearing on the spine, as here. Subsequent re-issues had a different publisher's imprint. The English Catalogue of Books confirms that the volumes were in fact available separately - at 6s. per volume. Griffin's name appears only on the engraved title and the spine. Sadleir, 1075/VI, this being the title lacking from the Sadleir set, and described by him only from a deposit copy. Sadleir details several variant bindings for the set, this being the second. He comments, however, that the "series is so rarely seen, that it is difficult to establish its complex publishing history and what material constitutes a perfect set."

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GRIFFITH (George). The knights Of the White Rose. With illustrations by Hal Hurst. F.V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1897. Frontispiece and five plates on special paper; brownish grey buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked red, black, and white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine. A nice copy.

A historical novel set in seventeenth century Ireland.

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GRIFFITHS ([Major] Arthur). A wayward woman. In three volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 1879. Three volumes bound in one, as issued; diagonally fine-ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated lemon. Cloth neatly restored at top of joints; in general otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. Hubin, p.184, though not in fact criminous. The remainder issue. A well-written contemporary social satire concerned with the fine-art world in all its aspects, and including, among other portraits, an early depiction of an aristocratic ‘aesthete'. In this copy the misprint ‘bnt' for ‘but' has been noted at l.1 on p.20 of volume III.

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GRIMSTONE (Mary Leman). Louisa Egerton, Or, Castle Herbert: A tale from real life. Printed by C. Baynes, Duke-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, For George Virtue, [26] Ivy Lane Paternoster Row, 1830. Med.8vo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; engraved and letterpress titles; four steel engraved plates (ex nine); pp.760; contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards. Paper covering of boards defective; some marking and dusting more or less throughout, heavy on some half dozen leaves; a little worming of a few large lower margins; a good reading copy, nonetheless, of a scarce book.

Issued in 32 numbers. Block, p.92; not in Summers.

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[GULL (C. Ranger).]. Shams. Greening & Co. Ltd., [20, Cecil Court,] 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue, dated October 1899, at end; pp.[viii]+246+[ii]; red linen, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Blind ownership stamp on half-title; catalogue embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Social corruption, largely sexual. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2825. The front end-paper bears an inscription dated ‘Oct. 28th/99'.

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[GULL (C. Ranger)]. Miss Malevolent. Greening & Co. Ltd., [20, Cecil Court,] 1899. Advertisement leaf, and half-title with advertisement on verso, precede title-leaf; pp.xii+231+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's 16pp. publisher's undated catalogue at end (describing this title as ‘In active preparation'); greyish yellow-green art linen, blocked black and cream, lettered cream on front cover, blocked black, lettered cream, on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Slight spotting of front cover, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2822, describing an otherwise similar copy with a 24pp. catalogue dated October 1899 at end. The catalogue in the present copy evidently precedes the publication of the book, and is presumably earlier. he striking cover design is signed ‘W.I (or J).R'.

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GUNTER (Archibald Clavering). Mr. Potter of Texas. A Novel By Archibald Clavering Gunter Author of "Mr. Barnes of New York". Copyright. London, George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, And Samuel French, 89, Strand, London, 1888. (All Rights Reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; 8pp.integral advertisements at end; pp.278+[viii]; glazed yellow boards printed in black, red, and pale green on front cover and spine, in black on back cover with an advertisement for ‘Pears Soap'; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight general wear to covers; original owner's initials on upper margin of title-page, blind-stamp on fore-margin, and owner's signature on upper margin of Contents page; otherwise a nice copy.

Certainly the first English edition, but the Copyright notice suggests that it precedes the American edition, issued the same year.

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GUNTER (Archibald Clavering). Miss nobody of Nowhere. A novel. Copyright. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1890. 26pp. integral advertisements at end; glazed pale yellow boards printed in black, red, and green; end-papers printed with trade advertisements (headed Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser. Eighth Issue.). Slight wear to covers; blank corner chipped from Contents leaf; otherwise a very nice copy.

Yellowback, large format. Not in sadleir. Presumably issued as a volume in Routledge's Railway Library, though this is suggested only in the advertisements. The American edition was first published in the same year (Wright 2329), but the word ‘copyright' on the title-page of the English edition suggests that this latter either appeared simultaneously or has precedence.

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GUNTER (Archibald Clavering). The Love adventures Of Al-mansur. Translated from the original Persian by Omar-el-aziz Edited by Archibald Clavering Gunter. Copyright. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1896. Lge.f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue, and publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue dated August 1895, both on text-paper, at end; pp.[ii]+219+[i (blank)]+[ii]; yellow boards printed with commercial advertisement in black on back cover, in black and red on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser (Thirteenth Issue)'. Paper covering of spine chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Wright.

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GUNTER (Archibald Clavering). Bob Covington. A novel. By Archibald Clavering Gunter. Copyright. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, 1897. Lge.f'cap 8vo; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+313+[i (blank)]+[iv]; yellow boards printed with commercial advertisement in black on back cover, in black and red on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser (Fourteenth Issue)'. Covers a little rubbed and dusty and front end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

The American edition was copyrighted in the same year, but given the law at the time and the copyright statement, this edition almost certainly has precedence. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Wright.

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GWYNNE (T. [i.e., Josepha Gulston].). The School for fathers. An old English story. Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill., 1852. Half-title not called for; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated February 1852; cerise buckram marbled black and reddish brown, paper spine label printed in black; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated terra-cotta; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co., Friar Street. Label rubbed and slightly chipped; marbling of spine and front cover a little rubbed; top corner of blank and first few leaves of Catalogue faintly creased; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 1078, recording a later issue with a catalogue dated June 1853, and noting that the book was, on its first appearance, widely praised. The author's first novel. Printed in the ‘antique' style associated particularly with the firms of Hall, Virtue, Longmans, and Smith, Elder in the late forties and early fifties, utilising the long s. The curious binding style enjoyed a short vogue in about the same years, combining paper labels with a wide variety of unusual, and often striking, cloths or textured papers - the present example being relatively restrained. It would be interesting to attempt a collection of these fictions - mostly single deckers - if they could still today be found in decent state. In some ten years or so we have seen perhaps four or five.

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GYP [i.e., La Comtesse de Martel]. Chiffon's Marriage By Gyp. Translated by Mrs. Patchett Martin. London, Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, N.D. [May, 1895]. Narrow cr.8vo; vignette half/series title with series advertisements on verso precedes half-tone portrait frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page, signed ‘GHE', printed in red and black on plate paper, with tissue guard; 4pp publisher's integral advertisements, followed by a large folding facsimile of a letter from the author to the translator, printed on cream paper, in crimson, at end; pp.[ii]+[iv (frontispiece and title-page)]+[281]+[i (blank)]+[iv]; mustard coarse rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark brown on back cover, blocked dark brown and lettered mustard through dark brown in series style on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight spine roll, and very slight cracking of front end-papers; a nice copy, nonetheless of a very scarce volume.

Issued as the second volume of ‘The Zeit-Geist Library'. The 2s. cloth issue; also issued in paper wrappers at 1s. 6d. Not in Sadleir, who does not record this series; this title not in Wolff. V. Wolff, 1873, where he lists an apparently shorter copy of the first volume of the series, ‘The Zeit-geist' by L. Dougall, in paper wrappers, with the comment "This is the only volume I have yet seen of the Zeit-Geist Library". An evidently scarce series, which ran, however to at least six titles, the others that we know of from advertisements in a different volume that passed through our hands some years ago being: ‘The Sale of a Soul' by F. Frankfort Moore, ‘A comedy in spasms' by the author of ‘A Yellow Aster' [Mrs. Caffyn], ‘A man and his womankind' by Nora Vynne, and ‘A little love affair' by Gyp.

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H. (L.). The Old corner house. By L.H., Author of "A Mother's Idol". In two volumes. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1885. 2 Vols.; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘I [II]. a' precedes half-title in each volume; identical single inset advertisement leaf (with blank verso) at end of each volume, on text-paper, and almost certainly integral (v. note); pp.[viii]+287+[i (blank)]+[?ii]; [viii]+316+[?ii]; diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled black on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated black. Upper fore-corners of boards very lightly damp-marked; ownership signature on front blank in each volume; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7641B, erroneously stating that the advertisement leaf at end of volume one is integral, that at the end of volume two inserted. In fact the final gatherings of text in the two volumes consist respectively of eight and six leaves, the two leaves of advertisements being printed, presumably, conjugate with the latter, completing the full sheet.

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[HABBERTON (John).]. The Barton experiment. By the author of "Helen's Babies". Illustrated Edition. William Mullan and Son, 34 Paternoster Row London; 4 Donegal Place Belfast, 1877. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates by I [?or J]. Jellicoe; pp.[iv]+176; diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, blocked and ruled black on back cover, blocked pictorially black and gilt, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and yellow-green through gilt up spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. A little very light foxing and dusting, but in general a nice copy.

The dearest of four editions published in England in 1877, the same year as the first American printing, the present volume being issued at 2/6d as against 1/-each for those of Sampson Low (which may have been an importation), Routledge, and Ward, Lock. Precedence not determined, but the English Catalogue lists the Mullen edition second, after that of Low, and it does, at any rate, exhibit a totally different setting of the text from that of the American edition (Wright, 2342), which may entitle it to the status of the first English edition printed in England (in fact at Ipswich [Suffolk]). There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.94, 108, and 136, and are here so bound in. In the present copy, l.7, p.15, has the reading ‘stur' for ‘stir'; l.10 has the first ‘e' in ‘leave' broken; and l.24 a bold face ‘t' in ‘this'; p.27, l.9, has the reading ‘Want' for ‘What'; p.107, l.8, has a broken ‘e' in ‘the', whilst at l.10 the first ‘e' in ‘Tappelmines's similarly broken; there is a broken ‘f' in ‘myself' at l.7, and in ‘of' at l.15 on p.125, and also in ‘himself' at l.17 on p.128. It would be difficult to imagine that a novel concerned seriously and exclusively with the effects of a church temperance crusade in a small American (Kentucky) township could be other than dull: this manages, however, to be both readable and entertaining. Utopian in tendency, but not formally so. Apparently the author's second book.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). She: A history of adventure. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Double-spread full colour frontispiece; Contents page with advertisement for Allan Quatermain on verso; integral advertisement leaf at end; very dark green bevelled smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with swan and ship pattern in light olive brown. A crisp, fine, copy. Scarce thus.

Sadleir, 1092; Wolff, 2881; Scott 5. First English edition. The first issue, with the misprint ‘Godness me' at l.38, p.269. In all, 10,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Jess. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1887. (All rights reserved). 8pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘Z'); pp.viii+336+[viii]; diagonally fine-ribbed crimson cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- edges lightly trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and flower design in grey. A crisp, and virtually fine, copy. Scarce thus.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2861; Scott, 6. One of only 2,000 copies. There were at least two binding batches, otherwise similar copies also being known in cloth of a scarlet colour, with blind rules on the back cover, and with the fore- lower- edges untrimmed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Allan Quatermain: Being an account of his Further adventures and discoveries In company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N. And one Umslopogaas. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Wood engraved portrait frontispiece and nineteen plates; numerous illustrations in the text; bevelled slate purple buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, others rough trimmed; blue grey coated end-papers printed in brown. Some wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 1079; this edition not in Wolff; Scott, 7.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Colonel Quaritch, V.C. A tale of country life. In three volumes. Longmans, Green and Co., 1888. Final blank in volume three; scarlet diagonally fine ribbed cloth, lettered black on spine and front cover; uncut edges. Some wear to head and tail of spines, and spines very slightly darkened; a little, very slight, marking of covers, chiefly affecting volume three; two back end-papers a little cracked; contemporary ownership inscription at head of each title-page, and on each front paste-down; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 1084; Wolff, 2850; Scott, 12.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Maiwa's revenge; Or, The war of the little hand. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated June 1888; black cloth lettered scarlet on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; white end-papers printed with ship and swan pattern in light brown. Slight damp-cockling of some lower margins; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

The more expensive issue, published at 2/6d. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2868; Scott 10. 30,000 sets of sheets were printed, divided between the two issues.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Maiwa's revenge; Or, The war of the little hand. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[viii]+216; greenish grey boards, ruled dark red on back cover, lettered dark red on sides and spine. Spine slightly darkened; light foxing of first and last few leaves; an unusually nice copy, nonetheless.

The cheaper issue, published at 2/-. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2868a; Scott 10. 30,000 sets of sheets were printed, divided between the two issues.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Eric Brighteyes. With numerous illustrations By Lancelot Speed. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891. Blank before half-title; sixteen inserted plates, and uncounted illustrations on text-paper (if the publisher couldn't count them, why should we!); publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 12/90; bevelled dark green smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Small neat restorations to cloth at extreme head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1087, describing the cloth colour as ‘navy-blue'; in the present copy it is definitely green. Wolff, 2853; Scott, 17. 10,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The People of the mist. New York, Longmans, Green, and Co., 15 East Sixteenth Street, 1894. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates, by Arthur Layard; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end advertising this title as "Shortly"; light green linen, blocked bright brown, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked white and gilt on front cover. A very good copy.

First American edition. The design of the binding is one of extreme eccentricity.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Joan Haste. With 20 illustrations by F.S. Wilson. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece and nineteen plates; integral blank, followed by 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated July, 1895; bevelled very dark green smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Scattered very light foxing, but a in general a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2862; Scott, 27. 10,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H.Rider). Heart of the world. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, New York, and Bombay, 1896. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and fourteen plates, on text-paper but not included in the pagination; advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; pp.[vi]+347+[i]; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘50,000-12/95'; bevelled very dark green smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers glazed greenish-black. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy. One of the more difficult titles in this state.

With the earliest date of the advertisements. This edition not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2857; Scott, 25. 10,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Dr. Therne. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1898. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[2]+[x]+353+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light brown linen lettered brown on front cover, blocked brown, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; cream coated end-papers printed with ship and swan pattern in brown. Front blank neatly excised; covers a ttrifle marked; small marks on margins of last four leaves; otherwise a nice copy. Priced as a reading copy for the reasons given.

Sadleir, 1086; Wolff, 2852; Scott, 17; McKay 25. The first issue, later copies having white end-papers. In all, 10,000 copies were printed.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Dr. Therne. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay,, 1898. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; pp.[2]+[x]+353+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light brown linen lettered brown on front cover, blocked brown, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine. Old ownership signature on half-title page; otherwise a good copy.

Sadleir, 1086; Wolff, 2852; Scott, 17: all recording the first issue, having end-papers printed with a ship and swan pattern in brown. The present copy is a variant with white end-papers.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Swallow: A tale of the great trek. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London; New York and Bombay, 1899. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece after Maurice Greiffenhagen, with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.[2]+[x]+348; bevelled midnight blue smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated black. Some foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Scott, 31; Sadleir, 1093, recording a copy without the initial blank, and with pp.v-[vi] (the dedicatory letter) a single inset leaf. In the present copy, pp.v-vi] is conjugate with the blank, the following pair of leaves, pp.[vii]-[x], being a conjugate pair. Wolff, 2885, recording a copy with the blank. We suspect the Sadleir copy, though apparently fine, of being defective. In the present copy, the comma following ‘LONGMANS' on the title-page, the publisher's London address after the ‘3', the ‘N' of ‘NEW YORK' and the ‘MB' of ‘BOMBAY' have printed very faintly. This is an effect we have not otherewise observed.

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HALEY (William Thomas). Mysteries Of the Old castles of France, Or Secret intrigues Of the Kings and queens, princes and princesses, And other great personages of the times. By a society of arch seers, Under the direction of A.B. Le Francois. Translated by William Thomas Haley. Author of "Douglas d'Arcy," "Cleveland," "The Hebrew Talisman," &c. Published by W. Strange, 21, Paternoster Row; E. Dipple, 42, Holywell Street; And all booksellers. N.D. [1848]. Med.8vo, signed and gathered in fours; pp.[xii (including frontispiece: paged x)]+348, printed in double columns; wood engraved frontispiece and numerous (often excellent) illustrations in the text, some early ones signed Walmsley; reddish-brown fine-diaper cloth over thin boards, blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt up spine; yellow coated end-papers; top- and fore- edges uncut. Spine chipped and restored at head and tail, darkened, patchily faded, and worn a little over joints, but still strong; gilt oxydised; front end-papers cracked, and somewhat marked; a very little dusting and fingering, mostly marginal, but the text in general nice.

The bound issue of a ‘penny dreadful' published also in 44 numbers. The casing is very much too light for the volume, and despite the faults recorded of the present copy, it is surprising that it should have survived at all in such acceptable condition as it has. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. According to Block (p.13), written by A. Bailey. Block gives the publisher as Strange. Summers, p.434, gives the publisher as E. Dipple. In the present copy the first letter of each of the last three lines in the first column on p.129 has dropped considerably below the line, as in every copy we have seen. A minor binding variant, copies also being known in puce vertically fine-ribbed cloth with a blind-ruled frame as well as blocking on the sides.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The Clockmaker; Or, The sayings and doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1838. 12mo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; binder's blank precedes title-page, another follows last leaf of text; pp.[180]; original quarter black glazed linen, paper spine label, grey board sides. Covers used; otherwise a nice copy.

First published at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December, 1836. A note by the Canadian publisher, included in this copy, states that the first twenty-one of the thirty-three chapters ‘originally appeared in the "Nova Scotian" Newspaper. The great popularity they acquired, induced the Editor of that paper to apply to the Author for the remaining part of the series, and permission to publish the whole entire.' The original Halifax edition is now distinctly scarce. Two further volumes were issued later. The first American edition.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The clockmaker; Or The sayings and doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1838. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; pp.xii+329+[i (blank)]; [a]2, b4, B-I, K-O12, P9 [P1 being a single inset]; original light drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Small, neat, contemporary signature on extreme upper margin of title-page; otherwise a near fine copy.

First published at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December, 1836. A note by the Canadian publisher, included in this copy, states that the first twenty-one of the thirty-three chapters ‘originally appeared in the "Nova Scotian" Newspaper. The great popularity they acquired, induced the Editor of that paper to apply to the Author for the remaining part of the series, and permission to publish the whole entire.' The original Halifax edition is now distinctly scarce; this first English edition by no means common - particularly in nice original state. Two further volumes were issued later. The first English edition. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The omitted leaf, P10, was probably the label leaf.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The clockmaker; Or The sayings and doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville. Second series. Richard Bentley, 1838. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; slip of pink paper tipped in after Dedication excised from this copy, leaving a trace; half roan, cloth sides. Front board detached; a little dusting and foxing; one margin restored; in general a very good copy.



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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The clockmaker; Or The sayings and doings Of Sam. Slick, of Slickville. To which is added, The bubbles of Canada, By the same author. Paris, Baudry's European Library, Rue du coq, near the Louvre, 1839. Demy 8vo; half/series title; fly-title to the second work; pp.[4]+vi+[422]; contemporary maroon half morocco-faced basil, cloth sides; t.e.g. Slight general wear to leather; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

First Paris edition of both works. ‘The Clockmaker' was first published at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December 1836, ‘The Bubbles of Canada' in England in January 1839, under the less puzzling title ‘Bubbles from Canada'.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The clockmaker; Or The sayings and doings Of Sam. Slick, of Slickville. To which is added, The bubbles of Canada, By the same author. Paris, Baudry's European Library, Rue du coq, near the Louvre, 1839. Demy 8vo; bound up without the half/series title; fly-title to the second work present; contemporary half vellum, olive green label, ruled gilt, marbled boards; burnished edges. Scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

First Paris edition of both works. ‘The Clockmaker' was first published at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in December 1836, ‘The Bubbles of Canada' in England in January 1839, under the less puzzling title ‘Bubbles from Canada'.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. The Clockmaker; Or The sayings and doings Of Samuel Slick, Of Slickville. Third series. Richard Bentley, 1840. Lge.12mo; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates, all on text paper; vertically ribbed burgundy cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Spine, and edges of back cover somewhat faded; a very little scattered foxing, more or less confined to plates and facing leaves; an exceptionally nice, bright copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir. There is no list of plates, but they face pp.34, 45, 92, and 203.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler). The Old judge; Or, Life in a colony. By the author of "Sam Slick, The Clockmaker," "The attache," &c. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1849. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one, 4pp. at end of volume two; pp.[xii]+[322]+[ii]; [iv]+[316]+[iv]; old half-calf, board sides; leather of spines decayed, and two boards detached, but sewing entirely sound and strong; moderate dusting and marking throughout, but a good working copy of one of the least common Haliburton titles.

Not in Sadleir.

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[HALIBURTON (Thomas Chandler).]. Nature and human nature. By The author of "Sam Slick, the Clockmaker," Etc. etc. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 15, Great Marlnorough Street, N.D. [1865]. Steel engraved frontispiece by I.H. Baker after John Leech, with tissue guard; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by 4pp. inserted series advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+344+[viii]; dark purple ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered blind through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight wear to extreme head and tail bands, and very slight damp-staining to upper margin of plate; otherwise a fine copy, partly unopened.

Issued as Vol I. in the series ‘Hurst & Blackett's Standard Library', the inserted advertisements here listing the series to volume XXX. Sadleir, 3746, gives a general notice of this series, listing two binding styles, but not precisely this one, which appears to represent a (probably) earlier variant of his second, the cloth being deep purple ripple-grain and not the more usual grey-violet morocco grain.

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