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.

HARTE (Bret). A Sappho Of green springs And other tales. Chatto & Windus, 1891. Very striking half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard, and title-page vignette by Hume Nisbet; imprint leaf and two integral advertisement leaves at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated January, 1891; grass green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and lettered copper on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram copper on back cover; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with an orange-branch design in ochre. Generally fine crisp copy.

Blanck 7356, recording an otherwise similar copy with end-papers "printed in olive with a floral pattern". Precedes the American edition.

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HARTE (Bret). Colonel Starbottle's Client And some Other People. With a frontispiece by Fred. Barnard. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1892. Frontispiece with tissue guard; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue, dated October 1891, at end; royal blue crushed morocco cloth blocked light brown and black, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, lettered black and gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; white end-papers printed with an olive branch design in grey green. Spine faded, and worn at head and tail; otherwise a very good copy.

Blanck 7360. Precedes the American edition by about three months. Also known with an undated catalogue. Precedence, if any, undetermined.

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HARTE (Bret). Wan Lee, the pagan, And Other stories. Hyman A. Abrahams & Sons, N.D. (but v. below). First and second series, 2 Vols., pp.[ii]+[186]; [5]-184, bound in one volume; publisher's vertically ribbed green cloth, bevelled edges, lettered and ruled gilt, blocked and ruled blind, on spine and front cover; white end-papers printed with a pattern of daisies in green; t.e.g. Gilt oxydised on spine; poor quality paper showing slight even embrowning throughout, otherwise a fine copy.

First collected edition, remainder issue, the book having evidently been printed from the plates of two separately issued volumes, the first being supplied with new prelims. consisting of half-title (reading ‘Stories by Bret Harte'), title, Contents (to both parts), and fly-title (reading ‘First Series'), the second being provided with fly-title only (reading ‘Second Series'), all other original prelims. being supressed. The first volume thereby is furnished with two preliminary pages more than is allowed for in the pagination, the second volume with four less. By an error of calculation, whilst the first story in the first volume begins on p.7, as paginated, it is listed in the Contents as starting on p.1; the pagination otherwise being correctly given. The present volume representing a remainder issue, it in addition exhibits a cancel title. We have seen this collection of stories differently bound and with cancel titles bearing other, equally obscure, imprints, but have been unable to trace the original publisher. The end-papers in the present volume are identical with those used for Eden Phillpotts' ‘In Sugar-cane Land', published by McClure in 1893, and this perhaps suggests an approximate date of issue. Not noticed by Blanck.

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HARTE (Bret). Sally Dows, Etc. With 47 illustrations by W.D. Almond, G. Hutchinson G.P. Jacomb Hood and A. Morrow. Chatto & Windus, 1893. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[2]+x (including frontispiece)+295+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated March 1893; scarlet crushed morocco cloth blocked black and grey-green, lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with orange branch pattern in greenish grey. Small faint mark on back cover, and very slight fading of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

First issue, with the correct first date of the catalogue, the volume being published in April. It is also sometimes seen in an otherwise similar blue cloth. Sadleir, 1157, describing an otherwise similar copy with the grey-green blocking light brown, end-papers printed greenish-yellow, and a catalogue dated November, 1896: evidently of a later issue; not in Wolff; Blanck, 7366, describing a copy identical to ours except that the end-papers are printed olive green. Precedes the American edition by about two weeks.

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HARTE (Bret). In a hollow of The hills. Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1895. Sm.post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece signed St. Mar Fitzgerald on text-paper, with tissue guard; final blank; steel blue buckram blocked with art nouveau design dark grey-green, pale greenish blue, and gilt, lettered pale greenish blue and gilt, on front cover, blocked with art nouveau design dark grey-green, and pale greenish blue, lettered pale greenish blue, and gilt, on spine, in series style; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated pale blue-green, printed with monogram and poppy pattern in brown, in series style. Spine dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume No.2. in ‘Chapman's Story Series' in paper wrappers at 2s. 6d. and in cloth, as here, at 3s. 6d. The advertisements list the first four titles in the series. Blanck, 7377: precedes the American edition. Sadleir, 1151, recording a presentation copy of the edition in wrappers, which collates differently from the present copy, the advertisement leaf being a single inset, preceded by a blank: we suspect that it may have been a trial copy or proof. Not in Wolff.

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HARTE (Bret). Three partners Or The big strike on Heavy Tree Hill. With eight illustrations by J. Gulich. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates; pp.[vi]+297+[i (blank)]; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Feb.1897; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth lettered gilt within double blind-ruled panel and blocked with art nouveau design blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in rich brown. Slight scattered foxing; ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; but a nice copy.

Sadleir 1162; Blanck 7385. Copies are also known with a catalogue dated September 1897, though this is irrelevant since the book was certainly not published until September 16th. Sadleir's statement that the English edition preceded the American "by two weeks" is incorrect: the true time difference was probably two days. Blanck suggests that publication of the English and American editions "appears" to have been simultaneous - but produces no evidence in support of this, the Sadleir copy, not noticed by Blanck, preserving an ownership inscription that predates the first Blanck listing of the American edition by one day.

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HARTE (Bret). Three partners Or The big strike on Heavy Tree Hill. With eight illustrations by J. Gulich. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates; pp.[vi]+297+[i (blank)]; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated Sept.1897; vertically ribbed dark blue cloth lettered gilt within double blind-ruled panel and blocked with art nouveau design blind on front cover, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in olive brown. Nice copy.

Sadleir 1162; Blanck 7385. The Sadleir copy had a catalogue dated February 1897, though this is irrelevant since the book was certainly not published until September 16th. Sadleir's statement that the English edition preceded the American "by two weeks" is incorrect: the true time difference was probably two days. Blanck suggests that publication of the English and American editions "appears" to have been simultaneous - but produces no evidence in support of this, the Sadleir copy, not noticed by Blanck, preserving an ownership inscription that predates the first Blanck listing of the American edition by one day.

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HARTE (Bret). Tales Of Trail and town. With a frontispiece by G.P. Jacomb Hood. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Advertisement leaf before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso, followed by 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper (probably integral and printed conjugate with the prelims.), and publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated Jan. 1898, at end; pp.[viii]+302+[ii]+8; vertically fine ribbed carmine cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, elaborately blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with frond and tendril pattern in brownish olive. Very slight dulling of spine; tissue slightly foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck, 7387 refers, suggesting that the American and English editions ‘may have been published simultaneously' - though on our reading of the advertisements quoted, the English edition would appear to have priority of issue, though the printing of both may have happened simultaneously. Sadleir, 1161, listing only the first American edition, which he states to have been later than the English by two days. Not in Wolff.

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HARTE (Bret). Stories in Light and Shadow. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, 1898. Lge.cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.282+[vi]; green patterned sand grain cloth blocked with art nouveau design in black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; cream laid end-papers. Fine copy of a handsome book. An uncommon title.

Precedes the American edition. Blanck, 7389, citing only the Yale copy, and recording the book only as in vertically fine ribbed blue cloth (saying nothing about blocking). Blanck also describes the book as measuring 7 1/2" x 5", which is an eighth of an inch smaller than our copy in both dimensions - and suggests that the Blanck binding may be secondary. Sadleir, 1160, listing only the American edition. Not in Wolff.

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HATTON (Joseph). The "Breezy Library" Series, No.4. "A World Afloat" Illustrated by W.H. Margetson. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen. London - Paris - New York, N.D. [c.1894]. Black and white drawings and letterpress printed in England. Half-tone portrait frontispiece and five plates; final blank; white fine linen applied spine, white finely textured glazed card wrappers (printed in Saxony), the front board printed in colours, the back board in grey on a pale grey ground, cut flush. Small chip to paper covering at one corner of front board, and front end-paper lacking; a little scattered very light dusting; but in general effect a nice copy of a rare and delicate book.

This title not in Sadleir, Wolff, or CBEL. Sadleir 3457 records only the first two volumes of ‘The Breezy Library' - and found only No.1. He had no knowledge of the present volume. Wolff found the third volume, but likewise did not know of this one. We suspect that the present volume may have been the last. The series was evidently failing (despite its good authors and original material), and some loss of confidence is noticeable in the production here, the first three volumes in the series having a frontispiece and six plates in black and white (instead of five), an additional plate in full colour, and the colour printed card covers elaborately embossed. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.46, 64, 88, 96, and 120. We have dated the present volume by a process of deduction: it obviously doesn't follow too far after No.3, or it would not have been produced at all, but it has a blank leaf at the end, where No.3 carries an advertisement for a competition the closing date of which is March 15th, 1894 - and had it been published towards the end of 1893, like No.3 it would almost certainly have carried that advertisement.

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HATTON (Joseph). The Vicar: A novel. Hutchinson & Co., 1898. Single inset text-paper advertisement leaf at end, probably integral; pp.[vi]+403+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth blocked blind within blind ruled boxes on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; light buff end-papers. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine bright copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3075, describing the half-title in his copy as a single inset, the title leaf being presumably conjugate with the following dedication leaf. In the present copy, the half-title is conjugate with the title leaf, whilst the dedication leaf is a single inset. In both copies the final advertisement leaf is a single inset on text-paper. It was almost certainly printed together with the preceding conjugate pair of text leaves and the three leaves of the preliminary gathering as part of a single sheet. The book was printed at Nimeguen in Holland.

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HAUGHTON (Rev. W. Wigley). Parson Hardwork's nut, And How he cracked it. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road, E.C.; And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1892. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations in text; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+183+[i (blank)]; bevelled grey-green buckram panelled and embossed blind, blocked and lettered black and gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black and gilt, lettered grey-green through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine slightly dull, and gilt panel a trifle rubbed; tissue embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

From the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly publisher's file, but without sign of ownership apart from a pencilled ‘G3' on the front paste-down. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HAVERFIELD (Rev. J. Tunstall). The fugitive Of the Cevennes mountains. Adapted from the French of M.J. Porchat. With illustrations by E.M. Wimperis and J. Jackson, Engraved by W. Cheshire. Henry James Tresidder, 17, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, 1860. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; bright red morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered and decorated gilt on front cover and spine; yellow coated end-papers. Fine copy.

A novel set during The Terror.

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HAWKER (Bessy). Overlooked: A story of North Devon. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Paternoster Buildings, 1898. Blank before half-title; vignette on title-page; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+270+1-4, 9-16; dark leaf green buckram, blocked and lettered with publisher's monogram grey-green on back cover, blocked grey-green, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; laid paper end-papers. Light foxing of initial blank, with offsetting; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff or CBEL. The author, Mary Elizabeth Hawker, is better known under her pseudonym, Lanoë Falconer.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The Scarlet letter: A Romance. London: (Published for J. Walker), David Bogue, Fleet Street; Hamilton and Co.; Johnstone and Hunter; H. Washbourne. Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter; Oliver and Boyd. Dublin: James M'Glashan, 1851. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.iv+[5]-320; vertically fine ribbed rose-madder cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt, embossed with letter ‘A' rose-madder through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight mottling of cloth; four very small holes in cloth over joints, slight spotting of front cover; a little very light foxing, chiefly affecting prelims.; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

Rather scarce. Apparently the first English edition, though preceded by a small imported issue of the American edition, bearing the Boston imprint, but available in England from Delf. The present edition, which follows the text of the first American edition, is presumably that noted by Blanck from an advertisement as ‘J. Walker, and others, London; Johnstone & Hunter, Edinburgh; James M'Glashan, Dublin.' The rather odd imprint on the title-page leaves Bogue's name as by far the most prominent, though Bogue is mentioned neither by Blanck nor by the English Catalogue of Books, which likewise gives the publisher as ‘Walker'. V. Blanck, 7600, note.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The house Of The seven gables, A romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Sm.cr.8vo; binder's blank before title-page, binder's blank at end; half-title not called for; pp.344; vertically fine ribbed brown cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; lower-edges uncut; yellow end-papers. Neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail bands, and slight wear over edges of boards; binder's blank at end removed; scattered foxing; a near nice copy.

Blanck, 7604. Blanck's binding variant ‘E' (no established issue status).

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The house Of The seven gables. A romance. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1851. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+[256]; old half purple roan, cloth sides. Leather faded on spine, and cracked over external joints; otherwise a fine copy.

Published as Vol.31 in Bohn's Cheap Series. Sadleir 3449. The first English edition printed in England, Chapman having issued imported copies of the American first edition some two weeks earlier. Blanck 7604 refers.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The snow-image, And Other tales. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1851. Tall f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+176; Bohn's 32pp. catalogue of remaindered books from other publishers at end; vertically ribbed rose-madder cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed on facing pages with publisher's advertisements in blue. Cloth slightly worn at tail of spine, neatly repaired at head; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 7605. Probably issued simultaneously with the American edition, though it may precede. Worth buying for the catalogue alone, which includes such gems as ‘Bewick's Select Fables', Newcastle, 1820, at less than half published price! Titles remaindered go back almost forty years.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). True stories From History and biography. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Engraved frontispiece, with tisue guard, and three plates; half-title not called for; binder's blank at front and back; vertically fine ribbed yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; lemon end-papers. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine, and a little mottled; some foxing and staining; in general, however, very good.

Blanck 7655/3, not noticing the plates, which face pp.90, 168, and 328: the reset third printing, containing at least some minor corrections and revisions, of the first collection into a single volume of the three parts of "Grandfather's Chair", to which has been added also "Biographical Stories". The corrections presumably explain the revised copyright notice, the first two printings bearing a copyright notice dated 1850, although the date on the title-page still appears as 1851. In this copy the prelims. are on a different paper stock from the rest of the volume, which suggests the resetting of the whole may have been an afterthought.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The Blithdale romance. In two volumes. Chapman and Hall, 1852. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; brown straight grain morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; yellow coated end-papers, the front end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Slight wear to covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck 7610. Precedes the American edition, from which it also differs in some respects in text. Blanck records an authorial copy which is apparently also a trial binding, and this, like the present copy, has advertisements printed on the end-papers. Copies without these advertisements may well be of a later issue.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The Blithedale romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.288; 4pp. publisher's advertisements dated July, 1852 bound in between the front end-papers; vertically fine-ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, with short rule, gilt on spine; yellow end-papers. Rebacked with cloth of matching colour, the somewhat chipped back-strip being laid on; cloth damp-marked on sides and slightly worn on edges; a very little scattered foxing, but internally in general a nice copy.

Blanck, 7611, binding ‘A' (the ‘O' of ‘CO' in the spine imprint being a capital letter), and with the correct catalogue dating from the month of issue. (Copies are also known without advertisements, with advertisements dated April, 1852, and with advertisements dated September 1853, and January 1854: the April 1852 advertisements are obviously anomalous, whilst three of the four copies without advertisements recorded by Blanck are authorial presentation copies suggesting these may have been advance copies bound up before the July advertisements were ready.) According to publisher's records, the book was issued on July 14th, 1852. The front end-paper of the present copy contains a light pencilled ownership inscription dated July 31st 1852. The first American edition, published about a fortnight later than the English edition, from which it differs in some respects in text.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). The Blithedale romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.288; contemporary half natural calf, oil-marbled sides and matching edges, spine ruled gilt, black label, end-papers faced light green. Calf a trifle rubbed, but a nice copy.

Blanck, 7611. The first American edition, published about a fortnight later than the English edition, from which it differs in some respects in text.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). Tanglewood tales, For Girls and boys: Being a Second Wonder-Book. With illustrations. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1853. F'cap 8vo; half-title, wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, precede letterpress title-page; five wood-engraved plates; deep yellow-green fine ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Early rebacked, preserving the original backstrip, and end-papers strengthened at joints with matching paper; corners worn; spine and front cover a little faded; neat early inscription on half-title page; two leaves with short marginal tear, not approaching text; otherwise in general a nice copy of a scarce title.

Blanck, 7613. Precedes the American edition.

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HAWTHORNE (Nathaniel). Memoir of Nathaniel Hawthorne With stories Now first published in this country. By H.A. Page. London, Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, 1872. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+[302]+[ii]; dark red morocco cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Covers a little dull and spotted; internally fine. A scarce title.

Binding variant, probably primary: copies also being known with blind instead of black blocking and ruling on the back cover, with the lower-edges rough-trimmed instead of trimmed, and with end-papers printed florally grey instead of being coated grey-chocolate. Blanck, 7639, noting no variants. Includes one story never otherwise collected, and one story not collected in America until 1901; one other story appears here in a variant form from that in any other collection; first English publication of the remaining five. The Memoir occupies pp.[1]-113. ‘Page' is a pseudonym of Alexander Hay Japp.

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[HAY (John).]. The Bread-Winners. A Social Study. LONDON, Frederick Warne & Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1884 [i.e., probably late 1883] (All Rights reserved.) Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; lemon boards, printed with commercial advertisements black on back cover, printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘Warne's Library of Fiction'. First edition, 2/- issue: the same sheets were also issued in cloth at 6/-. One of two variant bindings of the 2/- issue, the book also being known in pale green boards with end-papers plain white. The present issue is probably the earlier. Wright, 2608, records the American edition as 1884. The English edition, which has a different setting of text from the American edition, bears on the verso of the title-page the notice: ‘Entered at Stationers' Hall. Copyright 1883.'. For copyright reasons, it was evidently issued first.

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[HAY (John).]. The Bread-Winners. A Social Study. LONDON, Frederick Warne & Co., Bedford Street, Strand, 1884 [i.e., probably late 1883] (All Rights reserved.) Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; pale green boards, printed with commercial advertisements dark green on back cover, printed in red, dark green, and black on front cover and spine; end-papers plain white. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘Warne's Library of Fiction'. First edition, 2/-: the same sheets were also issued in cloth at 6/-. One of two variant bindings of the 2/- issue, the book also being known in lemon boards with end-papers printed with advertisements in black, that issue being probably the earlier. Wright, 2608, records the American edition as 1884. The English edition, which has a different setting of text from the American edition, bears on the verso of the title-page the notice: ‘Entered at Stationers' Hall. Copyright 1883.'. For copyright reasons, it was evidently issued first. The present copy bears the printer's coding ‘523. 1xxxx. 3984. 519' at the foot of the last page of text, and has the misprint ‘woful' for ‘woeful' at l.9 on p.305.

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HAYCRAFT (M[argaret]. S.). Miss Elizabeth's niece. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row, 1898. Half-tone frontispiece after H. Cole; pp.320; publisher's 24pp. inserted catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind, light blue-green, and black, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, blocked blind, light blue-green, and black, ruled light blue-green and black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with horse-chestnut leaf pattern in dark brown. Small light mark on front cover; end-papers mostly somewhat faded; catalogue somewhat embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HAYES (Frederick W.). Gwynett of Thornhaugh: A romance. With sixteen illustrations By the author. London: Hutchinson & Co, Paternoster Row, 1900. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally very fine ribbed caramel cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Some scattered very light foxing, otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A historical novel set in France c.1711, and a sequel to Hayes' earlier novel, ‘A Kent Squire'.

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HAZLITT (William, Esq. [the younger].). Cinq-mars: Or A conspiracy under Louis XIII. An Historical Romance. By Count Alfred de Vigny, Of the French Academy. Translated from the ninth Paris edition, By William Hazlitt, Esq. David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1847 [i.e., December 1846]. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; steel engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[iii]-[xviii]+[398]; royal blue morocco 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 yellow. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and spine a trifle darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes a lengthy critico-biographical note on de Vigny, presumably by Hazlitt, as well as a final section containing a translation of the appendix of Notes and Historical Documents included in the later French editions. The curious pagination of the prelims. is apparently the result of the introduction having over-run the space allowed for it, the leaf intended as half-title being printed instead with the tail-end of the note, signed ‘b', and included as a single inset after its once conjugate [A8], now, likewise a singleton, [A7]. ‘Cinq-Mars' was first published in France in 1826, the present translation, representing its first appearance in English, apparently being prompted by the election of de Vigny to the French Academy in 1846. The actual date of issue is given from the English Catalogue of Books. Though, thanks to the suppression of the half-title, it is nowhere stated in the book, the work was issued as Volume 15 of Bogue's ‘European Library'.

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HEARN (Lafcadio). Shadowings. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf with blank verso and final blank at end, with 4pp. publisher's advertisements tipped-in between; title printed in red and black; five inserted plates; pp.[xii]+268+[ii]; dark blue buckram blocked with a floral pattern in light blue and grey-green on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Unobtrusive inscription on front blank, otherwise an extremely fine copy.

A beautiful example of period cloth. Blanck, 7935

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HEDDLE (Ethel F.). Martin Redfern's oath. Illustrated by W. Rainey, R.I. S.W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1892]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; pp.160 (including frontispiece); publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue ‘New and Popular Works' at end, listing this title under the heading ‘New books' on p.[1]; sky-blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked chromatically scarlet to salmon pink, lettered black-shadowed gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally in grey. Inscription (dated 1892) on back of front end-paper; small mark on front end-paper; end-papers lightly embrowned, with offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The correct first issue, printed on paper of good quality, with a Catalogue listing this as a new publication, and a useful inscription dated 1892: which date is correct according to ‘The English Catalogue of Books'.

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HEIGHWAY (Osborn W. Trenert). Adeline; Or, Mysteries, Romance, and Realities Of Jewish Life. Vol.I [II]. Partridge, Oakey, & Co., Paternoster Row; And 70, Edgeware Road, 1854. 2 Vols., 12mo, gathered and signed in half-sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece by J. Knight after H. Anelay in each volume, with tissue guard; half-titles not called for; integral advertisement leaf advertising other works by the same author at end of volume two; royal blue morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Spines slightly darkened, otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HELLIS (Nellie). Martin Drayton's sin And the sorrow it brought him. A story of village life. Glasgow: Scottish Temperance League; John S. Marr & Sons. London: Houlston & Sons, and National Temperance League. Edinburgh: John Menzies & Co., 1881. Med.16mo, in half sheets; lithographic frontispiece and one plate, signed ‘A.M.D.'; pp.[64]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end; bevelled scarlet buckram, ruled blind on back cover, elaborately blocked black and gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on front cover; end-papers coated very dark chocolate. Light foxing of back cover; long, neat, inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy of a pretty book.

Juvenile. The advertisements list this title as ‘Just published' - price sixpence. The author lived in London.

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HELMORE (Margaret C.). Luna: A mere love story. In two volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1873. Two volumes bound in one, as issued; Globe 8vo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in volume two; pp.[iv]+281+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+272; terra-cotta pebble-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. In need of re-casing and repair; the text, however, nice.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Priced on the spine ‘21/-', the same as the library issue bound in two volumes, this must be a variant issue rather than a remainder.

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[HELPS (Sir Arthur).]. Casimir Maremma By The author of "Friends in Council," "Realmah," etc. Volume I [II]. Bell and Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden, 1870. 2 Vols., post 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' on recto precedes half-title in volume two; pp.xlix+[i (type ornament)]+238; [2]+vi+276; rich brown sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark greenish black. A little marginal pencilled scoring and one or two notes, mostly very light; some foxing of early prelims. in volume one; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.

Sadleir, 1186; Wolff, 3134.

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[HEMING (Lieut.-Col. Dempster).]. Told in the verandah: Passages in the life of Colonel Bowlong, set down by his adjutant. Lawrence & Bullen, 16, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1892. Yellow-green buckram, blocked pictorially silver and black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; dark green coated end-papers. Covers dull, and black of design rubbed; very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine; light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Wolff, 7584, listing an otherwise identical copy in red cloth, which he records simply as ‘anonymous'. The authorship is here identified from an advertisement in the Glasgow Herald for Thursday, August 25th, 1898.

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HEMYNG (Bracebridge). Butler Burke at Eton By Bracebridge Hemyng Of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law Author of "Eton School Days," "Gaspar Trenchard" Etc. etc. etc. London, John Maxwell and Company, 122, Fleet Street, 1865. (All rights reserved). Final page publisher's advertisement; pp.viii+315+[i]; bright blue trisected-bead-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered bright blue-through-gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated very pale yellow. Bold inscription dated August 1865 at head of half-title; tissued repair to top of first leaf of text, slightly affecting two letters of the the dropped-head; otherwise a very nice copy. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir (though according to Wolff he "was much interested in Hemyng"); this title not in Wolff. A very early Bracebridge Hemyng title, published when he was in his twenty-fourth year.

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HEMYNG (Bracebridge). The Favourite scratched; Or, The spider and the fly. A Story of the Day, and a Tale of the Turf as it is. London: C.H. Clarke, 13, Paternoster Row, N.D. [c.1869]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; commercial advertisements on verso of title and Contents leaves; pp.[iv]+162; contemporary half roan, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine, marbled boards. Slight cracking of leather over front joint; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in wrappers, price 1/-. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Summers, p.582; Hubin, p.200 listing this title as of undetermined status. It is raffish, and involves horse-doping, but is not in essence criminous. A New Edition was issued by the same publisher in 1870, also at 1/-.

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HEMYNG (Bracebridge). Tales Of the Franco-Prussian war. By An eye-witness. Edited by Bracebridge Hemyng. Second edition. London: Charles H. Clarke, 13, Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [1870]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf bearing facsimile of letter from Napoleon III and a translation of it precedes title-page; commercial advertisements on verso of title leaf; pp.[iv]+146; contemporary purple binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine and edges of boards faded; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in wrappers, price 1/-. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, Summers, or Hubin. The first edition was published in the same format and in the same year. The letter from Napoleon, which refers to it, is here added.

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[HEMYNG (Bracebridge).]. Edwin J. Brett's Jack Harkaway After schooldays. His Adventures Afloat and Ashore. Complete in Two Volumes. Beautifully illustrated. Volume I [II]. "Boys of England" Office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C., And all booksellers, N.D. [1873]. 2 Vols., Imp.8vo, printed in double column, paginated continuously, bound up in one volume; wood-engraved illustrated title (included in the pagination) follows letterpress title in volume one; half-titles not called for; title leaf to volume two not present, possibly not issued; twenty-three full page woodcut illustrations arranged as plates but included in the pagination; final page of volume two bearing publisher's advertisement (reading: "On Wednesday, December 10, Will be published Jack Harkaway At Oxford. . . ."); pp.[ii]+174; 177-335+[1]; three wood-engraved plates printed in full colour; early pebble-grain green cloth, recent red cloth label tooled and lettered gilt. A few leaves dusty, and a few leaves badly trimmed (without loss); otherwise a nice copy.

The original twenty-one penny weekly numbers in twenty, issued in coloured wrappers not here present, apparently between July 23rd and December 3rd 1873, Nos.1 & 2 being issued together, and the coloured plates being issued with numbers 3, 5, and 12. They are bound in here as frontispiece and following the illustrated title to volume one. The title leaf to volume one appears to have been issued at the conclusion of that volume (i.e., with No. 11), space being left in the pagination at that point for the title leaf to volume two. The title leaf to volume two would normally have been issued as part of the last number - but this over-ran onto the final leaf, and the title-leaf to volume two, if it were issued at all, must have been issued as a singleton. Volumes 2 and 3 in the ‘Harkaway Series'. All the ‘Jack Harkaway' titles were frequently reprinted, usually in a smaller format than this original series, the coloured wrappers of some at least of the later reprints bearing the by-line Bracebridge Hemyng. Hemyng certainly originated the series and was responsible for writing several of the titles. He may indeed have written all of them. The upper margin of the first leaf of text in the present copy bears the ownership inscription of Philip Richards, whilst the front paste-down bears the later ownership inscription of his daughter: ‘Millie Stavordale / nee / Richards'. Richards, about whom we have been able to discover nothing further, laid claim to the authorship of at least two titles in the series, though not the present one. The original issues of all of the Harkaway titles are now very scarce.

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[HEMYNG (Bracebridge).]. [Jack Harkaway At Oxford. Beautifully illustrated. Volume I [II]. "Boys of England" Office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C., And all booksellers], N.D. [1873-4]. 2 Vols., Imp.8vo, printed in double column, paginated continuously, bound up in one volume without the title leaves; half-titles not called for; twenty-one full page woodcut illustrations arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.332; two wood-engraved plates printed in full colour; early pebble-grain green cloth, recent red cloth label tooled and lettered gilt. A few leaves dusty, and a few leaves badly trimmed, without loss; otherwise a nice copy.

The original twenty-one penny weekly numbers in twenty, issued in coloured wrappers not here present, apparently between December 10th 1873 and April 22nd 1874, Nos.1 & 2 being issued together, and the coloured plates being issued with the first number of each volume (i.e., Nos.1 & 12). They are bound in here to face pp.50 and 192. The title leaves are not included in the pagination. Both of them appear to have been issued with the final part. Volumes 4 and 5 in the ‘Harkaway Series'. All the ‘Jack Harkaway' titles were frequently reprinted, usually in a smaller format than this original series, the coloured wrappers of some at least of the later reprints bearing the by-line Bracebridge Hemyng. Hemyng certainly originated the series and was responsible for writing several of the titles. He may indeed have written all of them. The paste-down of the present copy, however, bears the ownership inscription of: ‘Millie Stavordale / nee / Richards', whose father, Philip Richards, claimed to have been the author of some of them. We know of no claim concerning the present volume. The original issues of all of the Harkaway titles are now very scarce.

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[?HEMYNG (Bracebridge).]. Jack Harkaway Among the brigands. Beautifully illustrated. Volume I [II]. "Boys of England" Office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C., And all booksellers, N.D. [1874]. 2 Vols., Imp.8vo, printed in double column, paginated continuously, bound up in one volume; wood-engraved illustrated title (included in the pagination) follows letterpress title in volume one; half-titles not called for; twenty-two full page woodcut illustrations arranged as plates but included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two, verso blank, (reading on recto: "On Wednesday next, Sept.30th, Will be published Nos. 1 and 2 of Edwin J. Brett's Jack Harkaway And his son's adventures Round the world. . . ."); pp.[ii]+166; [ii]+167-352+[ii]; two wood-engraved plates printed in full colour; early pebble-grain green cloth, recent red cloth label tooled and lettered gilt. A few leaves dusty, and a few leaves badly trimmed (due to corners being folded down prior to trimming, and showing thereby the original slightly larger page size); otherwise a nice copy.

The original twenty-three penny weekly numbers in twenty-two, (or, more probably, twenty-three numbers in twenty-one, No.11 consisting, correctly, of only three leaves), issued in coloured wrappers not here present, apparently between April 29th (or May, 6th) and September 23rd 1874, Nos.1 & 2 being issued together, and the coloured plates being issued with the first number of each volume (i.e., Nos.1 & 12). They are bound in here to face pp.80 and 112. The title leaf to volume one was probably issued as the fourth leaf of No.11, though both title leaves may have been issued along with the last number, which would consist, without them, of six leaves. In any event, the collation is somewhat puzzling, and a blank or further advertisement leaf may be lacking. Volumes 6 and 7 in the ‘Harkaway Series'. All the ‘Jack Harkaway' titles were frequently reprinted, usually in a smaller format than this original series, the coloured wrappers of some at least of the later reprints bearing the by-line Bracebridge Hemyng. Hemyng certainly originated the series and was responsible for writing several of the titles. He may indeed have written all of them. Both title-pages of the present copy, however, bear the ms. addendum ‘by Philip Richards', evidently in Richards' hand. The paste-down bears the later ownership inscription of his daughter: ‘Millie Stavordale / nee / Richards'. We have been able to discover no information concerning Richards, and are unable to substantiate his claim of authorship. The original issues of all of the Harkaway titles are now very scarce.

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[?HEMYNG (Bracebridge).]. Jack Harkaway And his son's Adventures round the world. Beautifully illustrated. Volume I [II]. "Boys of England" Office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C., And all booksellers, N.D. [1874-5]. 2 Vols., Imp.8vo, printed in double column, paginated continuously, bound up in one volume; wood-engraved illustrated title (included in the pagination) follows letterpress title in volume one; half-titles not called for; twenty-two full page woodcut illustrations arranged as plates but included in the pagination; publisher's text-paper advertisement leaf, probably integral, at end of volume two (reading on recto: "On Wednesday next, Feb.17. Will be published Nos. 1 and 2 of Edwin J. Brett's Jack Harkaway And his son's adventures in China. . . ."); pp.[ii]+330+[ii]; one wood-engraved plate printed in colour (ex two); early pebble-grain green cloth, recent red cloth label tooled and lettered gilt. A few leaves dusty, and two leaves lightly stained; two short tears in first title leaf, but no loss; otherwise a nice copy.

The original twenty-one penny weekly numbers in twenty, first published in coloured wrappers not here present, apparently between Wednesday, September 30th 1874 and Wednesday, February 10th 1875 (BLC says [1879], but Wednesday, February 10th, did not occur in that year), Nos.1 & 2 being published together, and the coloured plates being given with Nos.2 and 3: the present copy being evidently of a later issue, probably dating from about 1883, as is suggested by the listing of Brett's publications on the verso of the advertisement leaf, which includes mention of the ‘Boy's Comic Journal', which, according to Summers (who is sometimes wrong) was first published on March 14th in that year. The coloured plate to No.3 is here bound in to face pp.32. The last number of the first volume (No.11) consists of seven leaves, and the last number (No.21), excluding the advertisement leaf, of five leaves. The first title leaf was probably issued as the final leaf of No.11, in which case the second title leaf would have been issued as the sixth leaf of the final number, and the advertisement leaf may or may not have been integral: if it were, a further leaf, probably a blank, must here be lacking. Volumes 8 and 9 in the ‘Harkaway Series'. All the ‘Jack Harkaway' titles were frequently reprinted, usually in a smaller format than this original edition, the coloured wrappers of some at least of the later reprints bearing the by-line Bracebridge Hemyng. Hemyng certainly originated the series and was responsible for writing several of the titles. He may indeed have written all of them. Both title-pages of the present copy, however, bear the ms. addendum ‘by Philip Richards', evidently in Richards' hand. The paste-down bears the later ownership inscription of his daughter: ‘Millie Stavordale / nee / Richards'. We have been able to discover no information concerning Richards, and are unable to substantiate his claim of authorship. It is, however, one of two Jack Harkaway titles listed in BLC authorship of which is only doubtfully ascribed to Hemyng. The original editions of all of the Harkaway titles are now very scarce.

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HENEY (T.). The History Of Wilford and Moreton; Or, Virtue the True Nobility. An interesting Welch tale. London: Published by H. Hughes; 15, St. Martin's-le-Grand, 1827. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece and two plates, on copper; pp.[3]-254 (v. note); publisher's quarter red roan, ruled and letered gilt on spine, grey-green marbled boards; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Backstrip almost wholly lacking and boards detached; slight marginal staining or foxing of plates; otherwise nice.

Juvenile. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates but one is marked for p.45 and bound in to face p.54 (it should face 55); the other is marked to face p.89, and is so bound in. The title page is [B1] and conjugate with [B6]. Space was left in the collation for a preliminary gathering A], and in the pagination for a half-title, but the setting ran to an exact number of half sheets without there being room for a half-title, and none was printed. Though disbound, this copy has the original boards still present, the sewing is still sound, and the free end-papers are still attached: nothing has been lost.

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HENNIKER (Florence). Sir George. A Novel. Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1891. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+287+[i (blank)]; bevelled steel-blue buckram, lettered, and with short rule gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's device and monogram pattern in grey. Slight general wear to covers, and spine a little darkened; unusual lending library (and theatre ticket agency) label on front cover; half-title and blank foxed by contact with end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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HENNIKER (Florence) and HARDY (Thomas). In Scarlet and Grey: Stories of soldiers and others by Florence Henniker And The spectre of the real by Thomas Hardy and Florence Henniker. London: John Lane, Vigo St; Boston: Roberts bros., 1896. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page and front cover design by Patten Wilson, key design by Beardsley on verso of Contents leaf and spine; pp.[viii]+208; 14pp. publisher's advertisements at end followed by a blank, all on text-paper; scarlet buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine. Back cover splashed with spots of what looks like dirty rain-water, spine very slightly so; design on front cover very slightly rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume XXVI of the ‘Keynotes Series', though no indication of this appears on the volume. ‘Third Edition', so designated on verso of title-page. Purdy, pp.304-5. Purdy, who knew almost everything, records that "a ‘Second Edition' of In Scarlet and Grey was advertised, but had evidently never seen one, and he seems to have been entirely unaware of the existence of this ‘Third Edition'. Nor is it referred to by either Sadleir or Wolff. The date on the title-page of this copy is the same as that of the first printing, and except that the inserted leaf advertising Florence Henniker's other works is absent, the advertisements are also the same, the series being listed only to no.XX, and nos. XIX and XX recorded as ‘In preparation'. The binding differs from that of the first impression by the absence of a key in black on the back cover, by the lettering and associated blocking on the spine being in black not gilt, and by the publisher's imprint being absent from the spine, and by the casing being slightly smaller, the edges here being trimmed rather than untrimmed.

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HENSLOWE (J[ane]. R.). Dorothy Compton: A story of the '15. "Pro Rege". London, Kerby & Endean, 190 Oxford Street, 1880. Pp.[viii]+240; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device gilt on back cover (scarlet-through-gilt), blocked gilt, and black, lettered gilt, and scarlet-through-gilt, on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked, gilt, lettered scarlet-through-gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with frond-and-flower pattern in grey. Very slight dusting of covers; inscription on title-page (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

The upper margin of the title-page bears the ink ownership inscription ‘E. Lambert' which has slightly offset onto the facing blank page; the ‘J' of the author's initial has been extended in the same hand to read ‘Jane'. A very professionally produced book from a small publisher we have not otherwise come across. According to the English Catalogue of Books, the novel must have had some success, as it was reprinted by the same publisher in the following year, and they also published her second novel, ‘White and Red', in two volumes dated 1882 (for late 1881). In 1886 J. & R. Maxwell published a further novel by her, ‘Duke's Winton: A Chronicle of Sedgmoor' (which was reprinted in 1888), and after that nothing further seems to have appeared until 1915, when her last, and non-fiction work, entitled ‘Anne Hyde, Duchess of York' appeared. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HENTY (G.A.). The lion of St. Mark: A tale of Venice. With ten full-page illustrations By Gordon Browne. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, 1889 [i.e., Winter, 1888]. Frontispiece and nine plates printed in black and grey; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; bevelled turquoise buckram, blocked and ruled black, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on back cover; a.e. burnished olivine; maroon faced end-papers. Covers worn, and early ownership inscription on half-title (v. note); otherwise in general a nice copy.

Newbolt, LSM1. A very early copy, the inscription dated ‘December 26th 1888'.

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HENTY (G.A.). The lion of St. Mark: A tale of Venice. With ten full-page illustrations By Gordon Browne. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, 1889. Frontispiece and seven plates (ex nine) printed in black and grey; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end; bevelled navy blue buckram, blocked and ruled black, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on back cover; a.e. burnished olivine; maroon faced end-papers. Covers a trifle marked, and showing slight general wear; inscription, dated 1890, on half-title page; some general marking and dusting passim; as a reading copy.

Lacking the plates to pp.148 and 179. An interesting copy, with a useful dated inscription. Peter Newbolt, A.B.M.R., March 1977, pp.83-4, and in the draft Henty Society Bibliography, points out that there are two printings of both text and plates, and he describes two issues, designating them LSM1 and LSM2, without arriving at firm conclusions as to precedence. LSM1 measures as to text 187 x 130mm, is on thick paper, with verso of half-title bearing press notices, title-leaf a two-page cancel, the illustrations printed in black and grey, and with a catalogue advertising this title without reviews but listing an unused Harry Collingwood title, ‘Missing', on p.12. LSM2 measures 184 x 130mm, is on slightly thinner paper (with a case, made for LSM1, that consequently does not properly fit), with verso of half-title blank, title-leaf integral, the illustrations printed in black and sepia, and with a catalogue advertising this title without reviews but listing the Harry Collingwood title actually used, ‘The Missing Merchantman'. Both issues are in turquoise blue buckram. To these must be added a copy bearing an inscription dated Christmas 1888, that has passed through our own hands, (and which we will here designate LSM1.1) which was identical with Newbolt's LSM2, except that it was trimmed vertically to 187mm, and had the plates printed in black and grey as in LSM1; and the British Library deposit copy, date stamped "29 DE 88", (which we will call LSM1.2), which is identical to LSM1.1 except that it is in brown cloth. The present copy presents yet another variant, which we should like to designate LSM3 - if Newbolt had not already made use of this for the 1892 reprint - since it is clearly later than any of the other copies known, and which we shall in fact call LSM2.1. This copy is trimmed vertically to 184mm, and is on thinner paper, has the verso of the half-title blank, and the title-page integral, as LSM2, but is in navy blue buckram, and has a later version of the catalogue than any seen by Newbolt, with the advert for ‘The Missing Merchantman' on p.12, but with ‘The Lion of St. Mark' listed along with nine lines of reviews. An evidently rather scarce late issue.

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HENTY (G.A.). By pike and dyke: A tale of the rise of the Dutch republic. With full-page illustrations by Maynard Brown, And four maps. Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., 1890 [i.e. 1889]. Frontispiece, nine plates, one large folding map, and two other inserted leaves bearing maps; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; light brown bevelled cloth, blocked black, gilt, and shades of blue, lettered gilt and light brown through gilt, ruled black and gilt, on front cover and spine; ruled blind on back cover; olivine edges; end-papers coated maroon. Slight wear to cloth at corners; half-title cleanly removed; a little creasing and dusting in text; in general, however, a very good copy.

Newbolt BPD1. A welcome neat inscription on the verso of the frontispiece includes the date ‘Christmas 1889', suggesting that the volume was published in the autumn of that year, but dated ahead.

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HENTY (G.A.). Those other animals. With portrait of the author And twenty-two illustrations by Harrison Weir. Henry and Co., Bouverie Street, E.C., N.D. [1891]. Series title and portrait frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; half-title not called for; 7pp. integral advertisements at end; dark green buckram, blocked white on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated very dark blue. Inscription on verso of frontispiece; other- wise a virtually fine copy of a difficult title.

Newbolt TOA1. Newbolt does not mention the tissue guard. Issued as the first volume in The Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour, Second Series. One of 1,000 copies.

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HENTY (G.A.). The Dash for Khartoum: A tale of The Nile expedition. With ten page illustrations by Joseph Nash, R.I. And John Schonberg. Blackie & Son, Limited, 49 Old Bailey, E.C., 1892. Frontispiece, nine plates, and two leaves of plans; blank at end followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue; grey cloth ruled black, blocked black, blue, and yellow on front cover, blocked black and yellow on spine, lettered black outlined yellow and grey and gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; olivine edges; end-papers faced maroon. Spine darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Newbolt DFK1, recording an otherwise similar copy in brown cloth. In this copy the plans to face p.122 have been bound in to face p.118.

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HENTY (G.A.). Beric the Briton: A story of The Roman invasion. With twelve illustrations by W. Parkinson. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1893 [i.e., Winter, 1892]. Frontispiece and eleven half-tone plates; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, at end; blue bevelled buckram blocked pictorially black, yellow, and white, lettered black, on front cover; lettered black and black-outlined gilt, blocked and ruled black and gilt on spine; ruled blind on back cover; a.e. burnished olivine; maroon coated end-papers. Spine very slightly darkened; ownership inscription on half-title (v. note); otherwise a near-fine copy.

The ownership inscription is dated ‘Christmas 1892', which makes clear the actual year of issue. Dartt, pp.17-18, describes a copy dated 1892, with crossed daggers and lettering only on the spine, with title, author, and subtitle on front cover instead of title, subtitle, and author as here: it may have been a trial.

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HENTY (G.A.). The Tiger of Mysore: A story of The war with Tippoo Saib. With twelve illustrations by W.H. Margetson And a map. Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, 1896 [i.e., 1895]. Frontispiece, and eleven plates; one double-spread map in colours; two plans on text-paper; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, listing this volume, without reviews, at the head of p.1; bevelled turquoise buckram, blocked ultramarine, brown, white, black, and gilt, lettered white and brown-outlined white, on front cover; blocked ultramarine, brown, white, and black, lettered white and gilt, on spine; edges burnished olivine; end-papers faced grey. Cloth slightly worn at head and tail of spine, a little marked and dull, splitting slightly at top of front joint, and with small rub-holes on back joint, over the tapes; silver-fish damage to front end-papers at top corners; inscription dated ‘Xmas 1895' on half-title page; text nice.

Newbolt, TM 1, note 7, referring to this copy.

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HENTY (G.A.). A knight of the white cross. A tale of the siege of Rhodes. With twelve illustrations by Ralph Peacock And a plan. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1896. Frontispiece and eleven plates; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; green bevelled buckram blocked pictorially in gold, black, brown, and white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e. burnished olivine; end-papers faced grey, A nice copy.



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HENTY (G.A.). At Agincourt: A tale of The white hoods of Paris. With twelve illustrations by Wal. Paget. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1897. Half-title and verso of frontispiece a little foxed; vertical crease in each free end-paper; very nice otherwise.

Dartt, p.8. Dartt and Farmer's first issue. Newbolt AAG1.

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HENTY (G.A.). With Cochrane the Dauntless. A tale of The exploits of Lord Cochrane in South American waters. With twelve illustrations by W.H. Margetson. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1897. Frontispiece and eleven plates; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; light blue bevelled cloth blocked white, gilt, grey green, and black on front cover and spine, lettered grey green and black outlined grey green on front cover, grey green and black outlined white on spine; light brown end-papers; olivine edges. Spine faded, covers generally somewhat dull and rubbed; scattered dusting and foxing, and other minor faults internally; but a very good, sound, reading copy nonetheless.

Dartt, pp.158-9. According to Dartt, the publisher's name appears on the spine. It does not in this copy. Dartt also lists several colours of end-paper, but not brown.

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HENTY (G.A.). On the Irrawaddy. A story of The First Burmese war. With eight illustrations by W.H. Overend. London, Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow and Dublin, 1897. Frontispiece and seven plates; pp.352; inserted 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; grey-green buckram blocked white, pink, and brown, lettered gilt, gilt-and-grey-green-outlined gilt, and grey-green cased gilt (against other blocking) on front cover, blocked gilt, white, pink, and brown, lettered gilt and pink, on spine; a.e. olivine; end-papers faced grey. Covers generally a trifle dull; end-papers renewed at an early date with white paper printed with a daisy head and frond design in grey, but lacking the new front free end-paper and half-title; a very little scattered dusting and foxing; but in general effect a nice copy nonetheless.

Newbolt, 77.1, describing the cloth colour as ‘grey-blue'. It is probably the same cloth: there are two versions of the gene for discriminating blue and green, and we may have the other one!

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HENTY (G.A.). With Frederick the Great: A story of the seven years' war. With twelve illustrations by Wal. Paget. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1898. Frontispiece and eleven plates; eight maps on text paper; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; bevelled cerise buckram, blocked black and white, lettered black and gilt, on spine and front cover; a.e. olivine; light grey surface paper end-papers. Spine slightly faded and marked, and covers generally a trifle rubbed; half-title cleanly removed; a little light dusting and marking in text; otherwise nice.

Dartt, p.159.

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HENTY (G.A). Under Wellington's Command. A tale of the peninsular war. With twelve illustrations by Wal Paget. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1899. Frontispiece, eleven plates, and five plans; half-title not called for; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, undated; blue bevelled buckram pictorially blocked red, white, black, and tan, and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, front cover lettered white; olivine edges; grey green coated end-papers. Lacking front free end-paper; head and tail of spine rubbed, and slight wear to corners; a few leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Dartt, p.145.

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HENTY (G.A.). Both sides the border. A tale of Hotspur and Glendower. With twelve illustrations by Ralph Peacock. Blackie & Son, Limited, 1899. Frontispiece, and eleven plates; 32pp publisher's catalogue, undated, at end; bevelled blue buckram blocked ochre and brown, lettered blue through gilt, brown, and blue through brown on spine and front cover; olivine edges; white end-papers faced grey. Back cover damp marked, front cover slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

Newbolt, BSB1.

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HENTY (G.A.). Tales of Daring and danger. Illustrated. Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, E.C., N.D. [c.1900]. Frontispiece and one plate; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; blue-green buckram, ruled white and blue-green through gilt, blocked white, yellow, and blue-green through bright gilt, lettered blue-green through matt gilt, on front cover and spine. Presen- tation label on front end-paper; a little foxing and light dusting in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Dated from the catalogue, which lists ‘A Roving Commission' and ‘Won by the Sword' as published, but does not mention ‘In the Irish Brigade' or ‘Out with Garibaldi', the two titles issued in the following year. The prize label is dated ‘April, 1901.' This edition not listed by Newbolt.

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