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.

HOLWORTHY (S.M.). Scylla and Charybdis Or Lilian Lane. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1886. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+xiv+173+[i (blank)]+2; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated deep terra-cotta. Slight general wear to covers; label removed from front free end-paper leaving paste-marks; scattered light dusting and foxing; in all, a good copy only.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An improving story, by a lady.

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[HOMER (A.N.).]. Only Flesh and Blood. By The author of "Hernani the Jew". Hutchinson & Co., 1898. 3pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine slightly wrinkled, and gilt on spine dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in SAdleir; this title not in Wolff. Somewhat oddly, the author's name is given in the advertisement for "Hernani" at the back of the volume, although it does not appear on either title-page or covers!

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HOOD (Thomas). National tales. In two volumes. William H. Ainsworth, Old Bond Street, 1827. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; lithographic frontispiece and three plates by T. Dighton (printed by C. Hullmandel) in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.viii+244; [iv]+238+[ii]; volume one quarter dark drab paper, blue boards, volume two quarter brown paper, light drab sides, spine label on each volume; all edges uncut. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the front end-paper of volume one: "E.T. & K. Hood / from their affectionate Brother / the Author". An early Hood title, and one of the few pieces of fiction issued by Ainsworth during his brief career as a publisher. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.112; CBEL, III, p.224. There is no list of plates, but in this copy those to volume one face pp.15, [101], and [219]; those to volume two pp.[1], [95], and [127].

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[HOOK (Theodore).]. Sayings and doings. A Series Of Sketches from life. In three volumes. Printed for Henry Colburn, 1824. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; contemporary half roan, marbled sides. All spines lacking, and sides showing some general wear; title to volume one laid down; a little foxing and dusting, heavier and more extensive in volume one; a very good working copy.

Sadleir, 1212. The author's second fiction, published some sixteen years after the first. A good deal scarcer than the second and third series of ‘Sayings and Doings', published in 1825 and 1828. Like the Sadleir copy, the last leaf of volume three in this copy is mispaged ‘258' instead of ‘358'. In this copy also, however, the title to volume three is numbered ‘II.', and this has been altered to ‘III.' in ink.

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[HOOK (Theodore).]. Sayings and doings, Or Sketches from life. Second series. In three volumes. Printed for Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1825. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in volumes two and three, none called for in volume one; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; half black calf, blind and gilt, marbled sides, end-papers faced brown. A near fine copy.

Sadleir 1213; not in Wolff.

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[HOOK (Theodore).]. Sayings and doings, Or Sketches from life. Third series. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1828. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; author's advertisement leaf present following title-page in volume one, but bound up without the half-titles and the leaf of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume three; contemporary half calf, blind and gilt, marbled boards; a nice copy.

Sadleir 1214; not in Wolff.

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[HOOK (Theodore). Maxwell. By the author of "Sayings and Doings." In three volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; inserted leaf of errata follows title leaf in volume one (fourteen entries); integral leaf of Errata follows title in volume three (three entries); half-titles in volumes one and two, none called for in volume three; 4pp. publishers' integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.[vi]+347+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+336; [iv]+356+[iv]; publisher's full horizontal rib effect smooth glazed linen printed with an elaborate watered silk pattern in light and dark drab, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to cloth and two labels a little chipped, in one case with loss of some half-dozen letters; contemporary ownership signature on upper margin of first leaf of text in each volume; two or three leaves badly opened with consequent chipping to blank corners or margins; a little scattered foxing and marking, chiefly evident in volume three; nonetheless in the main a nice copy.

First edition, early issue. Almost certainly the first three volume novel to have been regularly published in cloth. Sadleir, 1207, recording his copy as in ‘grey-purple figured linen, labels, edges trimmed'; Wolff, 3256, recording a copy in ‘boards, pink linen spines, labels; untrimmed and therefore preferable to Sadleir's in overall cloth and trimmed'. Sadleir's ‘figured linen' we are unable to interpret, but it does not sound like the same cloth as that used for the present copy, which is one that we have otherwise seen used for the spine of the 1822 volume ‘Sketches of Bridlington' and for the head- and tail- bands (beneath the paper-covered boards) of a book dated 1827. Both the Sadleir and Wolff copies were without the Errata leaf here conjugate with the title leaf in volume three (and thus collating [ii]+... instead of [iv]+..., as here), which might at first sight make our copy look to be of a later issue than theirs, but on closer inspection confirms its precedence, the three errata listed ("Vol.I., page 1, l.5, for "the Doctor," read "Godfrey"; Vol.II, page 276, bottom line, for "the hearts of each were full and heavy," read "the heart of each was full and heavy."; and page 281, ‘for "Crown" read "George," et passim'") being duplicated in the extra leaf inset into volume one, with the addition there of a further eleven errata, making clear that this extra leaf was intended to replace that printed with volume three. It would appear that volume three of the present set must already have been bound by the time that these errata were discovered, and that it is therefore likely to represent a very early state of issue. It remains possible that a few copies may have been issued with the Errata present in volume three but absent in volume one, and if this were so such a copy would be likely to have precedence of our one. We have therefore described it as ‘early issue' rather than ‘first issue', though it is very possibly the latter. The book was divided between two printers, volume one, according to the verso of the half-title being printed by ‘Bayliss and Co. Johnson's Court, Fleet Street', and according to the final page ‘Shackell and Baylis, [sic] Johnson's-court, Fleet-street; whilst volumes two and three were printed by ‘Ibotson and Palmer, Printers, Savoy Street, Strand'.

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HOOK (Theodore). Maxwell. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with notes By the author. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Successor to Henry Colburn), 1834. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, letterpress title-page and series title-page; 2pp. Bentley, 8pp. Valpy advertisements at end; pink glazed linen, black spine labels printed in gilt. Covers worn; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Issued as volume XXXV of Bentley's Standard Novels. In this copy the binding and the engraved and printed titles are all those of the first issue. V. Sadleir II, pp.95-6. Hook's name appears only on the engraved and series titles.

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[HOOK (Theodore).]. Jack Brag. By the author of "Sayings and Doings," - "Maxwell," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1837. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without the half-titles, and without the errata slip present in the Sadleir copy; old half calf, cloth sides. Some wear to covers, but bindings strong and sound; text used and grubby, two or three leaves reinserted, and frayed at margins; but a good working copy.

Sadleir, 1204.

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HOOK (Theodore). Jack Brag. Paris: Boudry's European Library, Rue du coq St. Honore, 1837. Lge.post 8vo; half/series title precedes title-page; pp.[iv]+364; contemporary quarter calf, stippled boards. Very slight general wear to covers; back free end-paper badly chipped; light dusting and foxing passim, but a very good copy.

Issued as Vol.CLXXXVI of Baudry's ‘Collection of Ancient and Modern British Novels and Romances. The English edition was published anonymously the same year.

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[HOOK (Theodore, Esq.).]. Pascal Bruno. A Sicilian story. Edited by Theodore Hook, Esq. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1837. Half-title not called for; six line errata on p.[288]; contemporary half-calf gilt, marbled sides, contrasting spine label, sprinkled edges. Leather of spine a little peeling; end-papers and binders' blanks foxed; short tear in one fore-margin; otherwise fine.

Presentation copy, with the editor's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page. A translation and adaptation of a story by Alexandre Dumas, taken, according to the editor's Introduction from a French journal. The original has not been traced, the first known French edition appearing in book form in 1838. Munro, English bib., p.25. Sadleir, 1215; not in Wolff. Sadleir calls for a steel-engraved portrait frontispiece; Munro does not. The present copy, presumably an ‘author's copy', is in a sound contemporary binding, and shows no evidence of loss. Faint offsetting from the title-page onto the facing binder's blank would seem to confirm that no frontispiece has ever been present here, whilst similar offsetting onto facing pages, passim, would seem to support a hypothesis that this was amongst the earliest copies made up, the print having only imperfectly had time to dry. We would suggest that the frontispiece was not at that time ready, and that the earliest copies of the volume were made up without it.

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[HOOK (Theodore).]. Births, Deaths, and marriages. By the author of "Sayings & doings;" "Maxwell;" "Jack Brag;" &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1839. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without the half-titles; contemporary half-calf. Backstrips lacking, and some boards detached; first and last few leaves in each volume lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1200; Wolff, 3253.

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HOOK (Theodore). Jack Brag. New edition, revised by the author. London: David Bryce, 48, Paternoster Row, N.D. [?c.1864]. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+441+[i (blank)]; orange buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine; end-papers printed with advertisements. A little scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

First published in three volumes 1837. The advertisements make clear that the binding is an upgraded version of a yellowback, Bryce listing titles variously either at 1[s.] 6[d.] or "In new Indestructible cloth binding," as here, at 2[s.] 0[d.]. It is noteworthy that many of the titles advertised by Bryce had appeared previously in the Parlour Library series, and we wonder whether Bryce may not possibly have taken that series over in the gap noted by Sadleir between the last Hodge issue in 1863 and the Ward, Lock Series of 1869. At any rate, Hook died in 1841, and it is most unlikely that the words ‘New edition, revised by the author' apply specifically to this printing, though they would have applied to the Bentley's Standard Novels edition of 1839.

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HOOPER (Jane Winnard). Arbell: A tale for young people. With Four Illustrations by James Godwin. New edition. Addey and Co., 21, Old Bond Street, 1854. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+360; wood-engraved frontispiece and three delicately hand coloured plates; publisher's 8pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘Christmas 1853 / New Year 1854'; moss green net grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered with publisher's imprint blind on sides, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt (with title only) up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep yellow. Cloth frayed at head and tail of spine; end-papers renewed with precisely matching paper (the old front end-paper, bearing an inscription, being preserved); otherwise a fine copy.

According to the publisher's catalogue this is the 4/6d. issue. Also issued simultaneously at 3/6d with the illustrations uncoloured and the edges plain. The book was first published in 1847.

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HOPE (Andrée (Mrs. Harvey of Ickwell-Bury).). Ivan Alexandrovitch: A Siberian romance. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Printed on toned paper; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral Clement Wilson advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+203+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; deep cerise buckram, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of spine, and very slight damp-marking of sides; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Clement Wilson (of 29, Paternoster Row) was the publisher of Andrée Hope's first book, ‘The Secret of Wardale Court', which contained four short stories. The present volume is apparently her first novel.

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HOPE (Ascott R.). Stories Of Young Adventurers. With illustrations. John Hogg, Paternoster Row, 1881. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and seven spirited plates on toned paper; 4pp. integral publisher's advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked and lettered black and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered chocolate shadowed, black cased, gilt on front cover; end-papers coated grey-green. Half-title removed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued, according to the advertisements, as volume 10 of "‘The Secret of Success' Series", this being the latest title listed, and with no reviews. The series was available in two styles: with plain edges, as here, at 3s.6d., or with a.e.g. at 4s. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A handsome book.

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HOPE (Ascott R.). Stories. London and Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1892. Blank before half-title; frontispiece and vignette title-page; pp.[xiv]+[448]; navy blue cloth boldly blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced black. Prize label on front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A handsome volume. The author's own choice from his stories published during the preceding twenty-five years. The stories are, according to the author's Preface, predominantly "genre pictures from juvenile life, kept in a somewhat subdued tone of the prevalent humorous colouring".

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). A man of mark. Remington & Co Publishers, Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1890. Half-title printed conjugate with title page, but here excised; Contents leaf a single inset; final blank; pp.[iv]+270+[ii]; grey buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers printed with a leaf design in grey. Spine faded, and covers very slightly marked; back end-papers and blank somewhat embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's very scarce first book.

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e. Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). Half a hero. In two volumes. A.D. Innes and Co., 31 & 32, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1893. Two volumes in one, as issued; half-title leaf in volume one a cancel, mounted on a stub; two leaves following title-page excised, evidently before publication; three leaves following half-title in volume two, including the title-page, likewise excised; scarlet buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Neat inscription on upper margin of half-title page; poem written on recto and verso of front end-paper; back end-papers slightly cracking; small piece chipped from blank extreme top margin of one leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition, second issue. The earlier of only two multideckers written by Hope, and a very rare book, never located by Sadleir for his collection. Hope's fourth book. The publisher here seems to have gone to a lot of trouble to produce a terribly inadequate result. As originally issued, the prelims. in each volume consisted of: half-title, bearing volume number; title; leaf headed ‘Contents of Vol. I. [II.]'; and fly-title. In the present copy, the half-title and Contents leaf have been excised in volume one, and the fly title, which bears no volume number, transferred to the stub of the half-title, it presumably having at some point been intended to provide a cancel title-page also, thus removing all reference to a second volume from the early leaves. In the second volume, the title, Contents, and fly-title leaves have been removed, leaving only the half-title, which bears the legend ‘Vol.II.'. The original issue had at the end of volume one two integral advertisement leaves, followed by an integral blank. These have been discarded by the publisher in making up the present copy, in order to avoid breaking the narrative more than the original arrangement of the two volumes made inevitable, the first three leaves of the last gathering appearing here as single insets, as a result. The first issue, in two volumes, was in grey cloth, blocked and lettered similarly to this.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope-Hawkins]). The Indiscretions of the Duchess. Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual, Bristol, 1894. F'cap 8vo; paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper with illustration in colour, on back wrapper and end-papers with commercial advertisements. Wrappers a little frayed and spine repaired, but a nice copy otherwise. Scarce.

The date appears only on the wrappers. Later re-issued in diagonally fine-ribbed brown cloth ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine, and with end-papers coated dark chocolate, as Volume LXII of Arrowsmith's Bristol Library.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins].). All rights reserved. The Prisoner of Zenda: Being the history of three months in the Life of an English gentleman. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, N.D. [1894]. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.310+[ii]; cerise smooth cloth, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, blocked with publisher's device, lettered, and with two short rules, all gilt, on spine. Slight fading of cloth, and slight general wear to covers, but a fine copy internally.

Issued as Vol.XVIII. in ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. This copy is of the third issue, both of text and binding, with ‘VOL. XVIII' at tail of spine not followed by a full stop, and the verso of the title-page bearing a notice of others of Hope's works in addition to the series designation, whilst the series advertisements at the end list the series to Vol.XVIII. instead of Vol.XVII, as in the second issue, and XVI, as in the first. Hope's key title. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3096, not mentioning issues.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins].). All rights reserved. The Prisoner of Zenda: Being the history of three months in the Life of an English gentleman. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, N.D. [1894]. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.310+[ii]; cerise smooth cloth, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, blocked with publisher's device, lettered, and with two short rules, all gilt, on spine. Fine, bright, copy: scarce thus.

Issued as Vol.XVIII. in ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. This copy is of the fourth issue of text and the third issue of binding, with ‘VOL. XVIII' at tail of spine not followed by a full stop, and the verso of the title-page bearing a notice of others of Hope's works in addition to the series designation, whilst the series advertisements at the end list the series to Vol.XXIV. instead of Vol.XVI, as in the first issue, Vol.XVII, as in the second, or Vol.XVIII as in the third. Hope's key title. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3096, not mentioning issues.

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HOPE (Anthony [i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins].). The Dolly Dialogues. Reprinted from the Westminster Gazette. [Office of the] "Westminster Gazette," Tudor Street, E.C., 1894. Sq.8vo; half-title not called for; four full-page plates by Arthur Rackham; contemporary quarter red morocco, gilt, contrasting label, diagonally fine ribbed green cloth sides, edges burnished red. Spine rubbed, and worn at head, otherwise extremely fine. Scarce.

First issue, well printed on fine cream wove paper, with excellent impressions of the plates; the running title throughout on the left hand pages reads simply: ‘Dolly.'; the ‘R' of ‘Reprinted' on the title-page is present, and the inverted commas before ‘Westminster' consists of a single inverted comma and a full stop. The first work wholly illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The original wrappers have not here been preserved. An earlier state of this title is known, but was probably not issued: in that the title on the title-page and wrappers is given simply as ‘Dolly'. It was altered because the title would have caused confusion with a volume of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett - as was pointed out to the publishers by that author (v. Muir, Points, second series, p.113).

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). The Dolly Dialogues. [R]eprinted from the Westminster Gazette. [Office of the] "Westminster Gazette," Tudor Street, E.C., 1894. Sq.8vo; half-title not called for; four full-page plates by Arthur Rackham; contemporary limp green patterned sand grain cloth. Title-page and last few leaves dusty, but a very good copy.

This issue on thin, slightly glossy paper; the running title throughout on the left hand pages reads: ‘The Dolly Dialogues'; the ‘R' of ‘Reprinted' on the title-page is lacking, and the inverted commas before ‘Westminster' consist corectly of a double inverted comma. The first work wholly illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The original wrappers have not here been preserved.

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HOPE (Anthony). Comedies of Courtship. A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+346+[ii]; scarlet buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Light foxing of end-papers with slight offsetting onto facing leaves, and edges slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The decidedly scarce 3s. 6d. issue made in the ‘Scarlet Novels' series. The book is usually seen in a vertically fine ribbed blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt, and with blind-pressed panel, on front cover and spine, and in somewhat larger format, with uncut edges. Had we not seen a Second Edition (so designated), also dated 1896, in the blue cloth binding, we should have assumed the present scarlet buckram version, with trimmed edges, to be secondary. The present title was issued in late December 1895. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. In any binding one of the scarcer Anthony Hope titles. The prelims. were printed as part of the final gathering.

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HOPE (Anthony). Comedies of Courtship. A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+346+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on blind pressed panel on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt very slightly rubbed, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. One of the scarcer Anthony Hope titles. The book was issued in late December 1895. The front end-paper in this copy bears an ownership inscription dated ‘Feb. 8th 1896'. Nonetheless the present binding is secondary, the publisher's having adopted the present binding style as standard early in 1896. The prelims. were printed as part of the final gathering.

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HOPE (Anthony). Comedies of Courtship. A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+346+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on blind pressed panel on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight embrowning throughout, and a little marginal marking or dusting; otherwise a nice copy.

With the small book-label of Ernest H. Shackleton on the front paste-down. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. One of the scarcer Anthony Hope titles. The book was issued in late December 1895. The present binding is secondary, the publishers having adopted the present binding style as standard early in 1896. The prelims. were printed as part of the final gathering.

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). The heart of Princess Osra. With nine illustrations By John Williamson. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and eight plates; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated 9/96 at end; vertically ribbed blue grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; pale cream end-papers. Spine faded and cloth worn a little at head and tail; two or three fox spots on extreme margins; otherwise a nice copy.



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HOPE (Anthony, [i.e., Sir anthony Hope Hawkins]). Simon Dale. With eight illustrations by W. St J. Harper. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1898. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; pp.vi+357+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated November 1897; vertically fine ribbed iron grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly wrinkled; ownership signatures on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3099, listing a copy with a Catalogue dated February, 1898. The earlier date of the present Catalogue is without definite issue significance, since the book was not published until February 1898.

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). Rupert of Hentzau By Anthony Hope: Being the Sequel to a story by the same writer entitled The Prisoner of Zenda. With Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company Limited, N.D [1898]. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 3pp. integral advertisements at end, listing this volume at Six Shillings; vertically ribbed greenish grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. End-papers and tissue lightly foxed; short tear in blank fore-margin of Contents leaf; otherwise a very nice copy.

The correct first issue, listing thirteen titles on the verso of the title leaf (‘A Man of Mark' to ‘Simon Dale') under the heading "By the same author". ‘Simon Dale' was published (by Methuen) five months earlier. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3097, listing a copy with a frontispiece and only four plates, that was either of a later issue, or defective. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.37, 73, 152, 164, 260, 262, and 379, and are here so tipped in.

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HOPE (Anthony, i.e., Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins). The King's mirror. Methuen and Co., 1899. Blank before half-title; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated September 1899; vertically ribbed grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover. Covers faded, particularly the spine; otherwise a nice copy.



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HOPE (Anthony). Quisanté. Methuen & Co., 1900. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+376; 48pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated August 1900; vertically ribbed greenish grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower edges uncut. End-papers and edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first issue, later copies having a catalogue dated October.

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HOPE (Anthony). Quisanté. Methuen & Co., 1900. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+376; 48pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated August 1900; vertically ribbed greenish grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower edges uncut. Cloth faded; end-papers, prelims., and last leaves of catalogue foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, later copies having a catalogue dated October

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HOPE (Anthony). Quisanté. Methuen & Co., 1900. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+376; 48pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated October 1900; vertically ribbed greenish grey cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower edges uncut. End-papers and edges foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The second issue, some copies having a catalogue dated August.

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HOPKINS (Tighe). Lady Bonnie's Experiment. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1895. All rights reserved. Pott 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, dated ‘9.95'; pp.[159]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; yellow ochre art-linen, blocked dark red on back cover, blocked and lettered dark red on front cover, lettered dark red on spine; a.e. uncut. Scattered light marking of margins passim, otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the fifth volume in the series ‘Cassell's Pocket Library' under the Editorship of Max Pemberton. Listed by Sadleir as 3741/5, but in fact lacking from his collection; this title not in Wolff.

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HORNIBROOK (Mrs. [E.E.]). The Queen of the family. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1886. Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates printed in black and pale buff; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+357+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled scarlet buckram, blocked black on back cover, black, gilt, and grey-green, on front cover and spine, lettered black, and black-shadowed gilt, on front cover, black, and gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated blackish brown. A little scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.26, 87, 145, 213, and 252, and are here bound in at those openings.

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HORNUNG (Ernest William). The Boss of Taroomba. Bliss, Sands and Foster, Craven Street, Strand, 1894. Imprint leaf at end followed by 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1894; teak smooth linen blocked with publisher's monogram device, black, on front cover, lettered black and gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Spine a little rubbed and discoloured, and slight patchy fading of sides; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Presentation copy to G. Herbert Thring, with the author's signed contemporary presentation inscription on the front end-paper. "Englehardt, removing the pistol once more and applying his eye, saw the wounded brute go reeling and squealing into the moonshine with his hand to his middle and the blood running over it. To the well-palings he reeled, dropping on his knees when he got there, but struggling to his feet and running up and down and round and round like a mad bull, still screaming and blaspheming at the top of his voice, and with the blood bubbling over both his hands, which never ceased to hug his wound. His mates rushed up to him, but he beat them off, cursing them, spitting at them, and covering them with blood as he struck at them with his soaking fists. . . . It was they who had killed him - his own mates - and he told them so with shrieks and curses, varied with sobs and tears, and yet again with wild shots from a revolver which he plucked from his belt. But he dropped the pistol after madly discharging it twice, and clapping his hand to his middle, as though he could only live by pressing the wound with all his force, he rushed after them, foaming at the mouth and squirting blood at every stride. At last he seemed to trip, and he fell forward in a heap, but turned on one side, his knees coming up with a jerk, his feet treading the air as though running still." - What is called ‘blood and guts'.

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HORT (Lieut.-Colonel). Penelope Wedgebone: The Supposed Heiress. Embellished with Eight coloured etchings on steel, By Alfred Ashley. J. & D.A. Darling, 126, Bishopsgate Street, N.D. [1850]. Excellently hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, title-page, and six other plates, all but one of them with tissue guards; letterpress title-page; 6pp. (?ex 8) f'cap 8vo publisher's advertisements at end, followed by two leaves of yellow paper advertising the works of Col. Hort, and listing this volume as for publication on the first of June; t.e. uncut; green vertically grained morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Spine worn at head and tail, and cloth slightly splitting over joints, but without weakness; some foxing, and some leaves slightly frayed at fore-margins; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir 1223, the variant noted by him in green cloth. Sadleir hypothesises that the various colours of cloth were issued simultaneously: his copy, however, appears to have been without the tissue guards, and the two leaves of advertisements at the end on coloured paper. Also his copy, in salmon pink, seems to have lacked the advance notice for this volume. Sadleir dated the volume only from the Preface; advertisements carrying reviews dated "May 4, 1850" and adding "On the first of June will be published . . ." are unlikely to have escaped his attention. We therefore hypothesise that this copy at least, and possibly the green cloth copies in general, are of an earlier issue than the blue cloth copy he records. Sadleir remarks the ‘admirable' quality of the illustrations.

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HORTON (George). A fair brigand. Illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan. Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1900. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.318+[ii]; vertically ribbed green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover, lettered and with ruled box gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Brief contemporary inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition. Wright, 2783, recording the American edition as dated 1899. The author was U.S. Consul at Athens, and both of his novels are set in Greece. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.137, 151, 196, 204, and 317, and are here so tipped in.

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HOVENDON (Edward). Anna. Digby, Long & Co., 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., 1898. Blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated September 1898; marina blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed with apple blossom pattern in pale grey. Covers dull, with some wear to cloth on lower edges; end-papers slightly cracked; library sale stamp on back paste-down; text nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[HOWARD (The Hon. Edward Granville).]. Rattlin, The reefer. Edited by The author of "Peter Simple." [i.e., Captain Marryat]. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in volume one, not called for in other volumes; frontispiece and two plates by Hervieu in each volume; title-page in volume one followed by leaf bearing ‘Advertisement' written by Marryat, three leaves of Contents, and leaf bearing list of illustrations for all three volumes; integral advertisement leaf at end; drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Unobtrusive restorations to paper of spines; damp-stain affecting corner of one front cover and end-papers; slight chipping of labels; very slight foxing of and offsetting from plates; nonetheless, a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 1227; Wolff, 3308. This copy from Sadleir's own collection, and bearing his olive green book-plate on each front pastedown. Sadleir's second copy, discarded in favour of the one illustrated in ‘XIX Century Fiction' at plate 18, described by him as ‘Fine'. The author's first book, and key title.

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[HOWARD (The Hon. Edward Granville).]. Rattlin, The reefer. Edited by The author of "Peter Simple." [i.e., Captain Marryat]. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in volume one, not called for in other volumes; frontispiece and two plates by Hervieu in each volume; title-page in volume one followed by leaf bearing ‘Advertisement' written by Marryat, three leaves of Contents, and leaf bearing list of illustrations for all three volumes; integral advertisement leaf at end; 4pp. inserted f'cap. Hamilton, Adams, & Co. advertisements at end of volumes one and two; drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 3308; Sadleir, 1227, depicting his copy at plate 18. Ours looks to be about the same. The author's first book, and key title.

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[HOWARD (The Hon. Edward Granville).]. The Old commodore. By the Author of "Rattlin the Reefer," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1837. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volumes two and three, lacking in volume one; bound up without the two leaves of integral advertisements at the end of volume three; half roan, alligator grain cloth sides. Leather rubbed and worn, and cracking at some joints, but binding strong and sound; some dusting and marking, and a few corners turned; but a good working copy.

Sadleir, 1225. This set is mis-labelled ‘Marryat' upon the spines, presumably, because "Rattlin the Reefer" was published as "Edited by the author of ‘Peter Simple'".

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[HOWARD (Mary M.)]. Compton Merivale: Another leaf From The lesson of life. By the author of Brampton Rectory; or, the lesson of life. London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1850. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with prelims.; pp.iv+407+[i (printer's imprint)]+[viii]; deep grey-purple fine-diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, white spine label printed in black; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Label minutely chipped at edges; neat contemporary inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3311.

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HOWITT (Mary). Wood Leighton; Or, A year in the country. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; binder's blank at front and back in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[viii]+336; [iv]+352; [iv]+374+[ii]; contemporary half dark blue calf, blue and red marbled sides, spine with four raised bands and ruled, tooled, lettered, and with pleasant private ownership stamp gilt; sprinkled edges; end-papers faced brown. Slight wear to calf at head of one spine; extensive light foxing of binder's blanks, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3314, recording only a reprint edition in three volumes dated 1838, collating the same, but lacking the final leaf in volume three which in the present copy is advertisements; three copies only recorded in NUC. The author's second book and first fiction. CBEL, III, p.372, misclassifies this title as a natural history work.

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HOWITT (Mary). Who shall be greatest?. A Tale. William Tegg & Co. [73,] Cheapside, N.D. [1841]. 12mo, in half sheets; half/series title, fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, precede first leaf of text; other prelims. not called for; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; vertically ribbed dark puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Very light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Published in January 1841. According to the inserted advertisements, issued as No.5 of Mary Howitt's series ‘Tales for the People and their Children'. According to the ‘English Catalogue of Books', however, this was the fourth volume issued, No.3 not appearing until July 1842. Since the latest volumes listed did not appear until December 1844, the whole series had evidently been commissioned in advance. Not in Block, Sadleir, or Wolff.

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HOWITT (Mary). My uncle the clockmaker. A Tale. Printed for Thomas Tegg, Cheapside, N.D. [1844]. 12mo, in half sheets; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, with tissue guard, precede fly-title/Contents leaf; other prelims. not called for; inserted advertisement leaf of William Tegg & Co. advertisements at end; vertically ribbed dark puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Tissue foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Published in October 1844. According to the inserted advertisements, issued as No.11 of Mary Howitt's series ‘Tales for the People and their Children'. Block, p.114; not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HOWITT (Mary). The two apprentices. A Tale for Youth. Printed from Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside, N.D. [1844]. 12mo, in half sheets; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; inserted advertisement leaf of William Tegg & Co. advertisements at end; vertically ribbed dark puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Fine.

Published in December 1844. According to the inserted advertisements, issued as No.12 of Mary Howitt's series ‘Tales for the People and their Children'. Block, p.115; not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[HOWITT (Mary).]. The Improvisatore: Or, Life in Italy. From the Danish Of Hans Christian Andersen. Translated by Mary Howitt. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1845. 2 Vols, lge.12mo; pp.[iv]+316; [iv]+331+[i (blank)]; quarter dull dark turquoise fine diaper cloth, light drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Very slight chipping of labels; end-papers strengthened almost invisibly at gutters; a little scattered very light foxing in text; neat contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title in volume one; nonetheless, a very nice copy, near fine.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 138, listing an otherwise similar copy in quarter green vertically fine ribbed cloth, with an undated Longman's catalogue, 4pp., tipped in between the front end-papers in volume one. Includes a 37pp. Life of Hans Christian Andersen by the translator, based on information given by Andersen to M. Marmier in 1837.

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[HOWITT (Mary).]. Brothers and sisters. A tale of domestic life. By Fredrika Bremer, Author of "The Neighbours," "The Home," etc. Translated from the original unpublished Manuscript, By Mary Howitt. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street. Entered at Stationers' Hall. 1848. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in volume one, none called for in other volumes; pp.[iv]+311+[1 (blank)]; [ii]+281+[1 (blank)]; [ii]+295+[1 (imprint page)]; quarter bluish purple fine diaper cloth, drab boards, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. One label chipped, with loss of volume number; spines slightly faded; light marginal damp-marking of a few leaves; otherwise, and in general effect, a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 801. Volumes one and two are printed by G.J. Palmer; volume three by Schulze and Co. On the title-page to volume three a single instead of a double inverted comma follows ‘Neighbours'.

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[HOWITT (Mary).]. Genevieve: A tale of peasant life. Translated from the French of Alphonse de Lamartine. By Mary Howitt. London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1851. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements before half-title; vertically fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume 53 of the ‘Parlour Library'. Apparently the first edition in English of a book originally published in French in 1850. Sadleir, 3755a/53; not in Wolff. Issued in cloth at 1/6 and in boards at 1/-. Sadleir does not record copies having yellow coated end-papers: but he in fact gives few details relating to the cloth issues.

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[HOWITT (Mary).]. Pictures of life. By Adelbert Stifter. Translated by Mary Howitt. London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1852. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper before half-title; final blank; vertically fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Fine unopened copy.

Issued as volume 75 of the ‘Parlour Library'. Apparently the first edition in English. Sadleir, 3755a/75; not in Wolff. Issued in cloth at 1/6 and in boards at 1/-. Sadleir does not record copies having yellow coated end-papers: but he in fact gives few details relating to the cloth issues.

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HOWITT (Mary). The Dial of love: A Christmas Book For the young. Darton & Co., Holborn Hill, 1853 [i.e., December, 1852]. 12mo in half sheets; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title, on plate paper, precede letterpress title; half-title not called for; numerous fine wood-engraved illustrations in text; diagonal fine wavy grain light violet cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon yellow. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a near fine copy of a handsome book.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The first six numbers of ‘The Dial of Love', a children's magazine mainly, though not wholly, written by Mary Howitt and issued monthly in July to December 1852, here bound up together in publisher's cloth, the spine and front cover bearing only the sub-title of the book, and not the name of the magazine. The first half of the present copy consists of stripped numbers, as is shown both by the presence of stab-holes, and by traces of the original wrappers (pale green, printed in black) which adhere to the spine edges of the first and last leaves in each case. Mainly short stories, with a few plays and poems, some editorial material, and a few contributions from elsewhere, chiefly in the form of letters. Includes an editorial Preface dated ‘Dec.1852' not included in the magazine issue.

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HOWITT (Mary). The Picture Book For The young. By Mary Howitt. With twenty illustrations by [Harry Linton after] E. Morin. London: Sampson Low & Son, 47, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1855]. F'cap 4to; wood-engraved frontispiece, illustrated title-page, and eighteen plates printed in buff and black; letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; pp.38; pale pink thin card wrappers printed in rose and black with design by Harry Linton after E. Morin; rose sprinkled edges. Backstrip and front free end-paper lacking; neat early inscription on illustrated title-page in blue instead of black, but otherwise in the same style of lettering as the title, etc., so that it blends in with it; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.672. The illustrated title-page reads: Picture book For The young With text By Mary Howitt. Designed To Amuse and Assist the Young In Drawing And Colouring. London, Sampson Low & son, Ludgate Hill.

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HOWITT (Mary). The Poets [sic] Children. A.W. Bennett, 5, Bishopsgate St. Without, N.D. [1863]. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and two plates; wood-engraved title-page on text-paper; half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+[184]+[iv]; brown dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Gilt slightly rubbed on spine; four leaves stained on blank upper fore-margins, with three small chips; otherwise a very nice copy.

According to the spine imprint issued as a volume of ‘Howitt's Juvenile Series', this not being mentioned elsewhere.

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HOWITT (Mary). The Steadfast Gabriel: A tale of Wichnor Wood. William and Robert Chambers, 1869. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved map frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[iv]+215+[i (blank)]; light blue bubble-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered light blue through gilt, on spine, in series style; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Chambers Library for Young People', a fact only stated on the spine. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HOWITT (William). The Life and adventures Of Jack of the mill: Commonly called Lord Othmill; Created, for his eminent services, Baron Waldeck, And Knight of Kitcottie. A fireside story. By William Howitt. With forty illustrations on wood by G.F. Sargent. In two vols. Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1844. F'cap 8vo; woodcut vignette on each title and other illustrations in text; pp.xvi+263+[i (blank)]; [iv]+276; vertically fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked (with vignette and scrolled frame) gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co. / Friar Street' on back paste-down of volume one. Old restorations to cloth of back joints; end-papers strengthened in volume two; many leaves roughly opened; a little scattered light dusting. An excellent working copy of a scarce book.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3318, recording an otherwise similar copy in morocco cloth, with an 8pp. catalogue of other works by Howitt at the end of volume one, and a publisher's 32pp. catalogue dated Nov.25th, 1843 at end of volume two. Precedence undetermined in view of the catalogue, but the present cloth is more expensive. The cover design is almost certainly by Sargent.

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HUBBARD (Elbert). Time and Chance. A Romance and a History: being The story of the Life of a Man. Volume one [two]. Done into a book by the Roycrofters at the Roycroft shop, which is in East Aurora, N.Y., U.S.A., 1899. 2 Vols; half-titles not called for; two blanks and photogravure frontispiece on Japanese vellum precede title-page in each volume; final blank in each volume, that to volume two preceded by colophon leaf printed in red, the text otherwise printed in red and black throughout; half suede, ruled blind on spine, buff paper spine label printed in black, blue-grey boards lettered gilt on front board; a.e. uncut; blu-grey paper end-papers. Neat repairs to spines at head and tail, but with some consequent discolouration of suede; some very light foxing in text; otherwise a fine copy, volume two being unopened throughout.

Wright, III, 2843. Based on the life of John Brown.

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[HUGHES (Thomas).]. The Scouring of the white horse; Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By The author of "Tom Brown's School Days." Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1859 [i.e., 1858]. (The right of Translation is reserved.) Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; half-title, and double-spread engraved title, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated Christmas, 1858; blue straight grain morocco cloth, ruled, and elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and elaborately blocked, embossed, and lettered, blind on back cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Unobtrusive restoration to cloth at head and tail of spine; a little scattered foxing, mainly light; otherwise a nice copy.

The first state of text, with the Preface numbered [v]-xi, and the text [1]-228. Most copies seen are in the later state, in which the Preface is numbered [x]-xv, and the text [17]-244. The first issue binding, with the elaborate gilt and blind blocking on the sides, and with the early advertisements. The end-papers are also in the probable first state: coated yellow, rather than caramel, as with most otherwise similar copies and also copies in the later binding.

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[HUGHES (Thomas).]. The Scouring of the white horse; Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By The author of "Tom Brown's School Days." Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1859. Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; half-title, and double-spread engraved title, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth over very thin boards, ruled and lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, spine ruled, and lettered up in gilt, back cover ruled blind; end-papers coated dark caramel. Spine worn at head and tail, and gilt very rubbed; cloth restored at back joint; front cover a little marked; end-papers cracked; text nice.

Later issue, without a catalogue, and in a cheap binding, denominated on the front cover ‘popular edition'. Later state of text, the Preface numbered [x]-xv, and the text [17]-244. Loosely laid in is an envelope bearing a penny red, addressed in Hughes's hand, together with an A.L.S., one side, f'cap 8vo, dated 18th April 1867, in which Hughes says that he has ceased to write for The New York Tribune. Both letter and envelope have been laid down upon thin card.

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[HUGHES (Thomas).]. The Scouring of the white horse; Or, the Long Vacation Ramble of a London Clerk. By The author of "Tom Brown's School Days." Illustrated by Richard Doyle. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1859. Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; half-title, and double-spread engraved title, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title; numerous illustrations on text-paper; royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth over very thin boards, ruled and lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, spine ruled, and lettered up in gilt, back cover ruled blind; end-papers coated dark caramel. Slight mottled darkening of front cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Later issue, without a catalogue, and in a cheap binding, denominated on the front cover ‘popular edition'. Later state of text, the Preface numbered [x]-xv, and the text [17]-244.

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