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.

[HUGO (Victor).]. Hans of Iceland. J. Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1825. Narrow cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf and leaf bearing translator's note precede half-title page; engraved vignette title-page by George Cruikshank, precedes letterpress title-page; three engraved plates by George Cruikshank; pp.[viii]+[226]; nineteenth century French red half morocco, spine with five raised bands, lettered and tooled extra gilt; a.e. uncut; marbled end-papers. Leather a little rubbed; extensive very light foxing, and some moderate fingering; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

The first appearance in English of this Gothic fantasy, which is both Hugo's first prose work, and the first of his books to be translated. A rifaccimento, however, rather than a translation proper, boiling down as it does the original four volumes to the present one, and producing in the process a very fast-moving tale. Published anonymously both in French and English.

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HUGO (Victor). Lucretia Borgia; A Dramatic tale, Translated from the French of M. Victor Hugo, By W.T. Haley, Author of Douglas d'Arcy, Cleveland, The Hebrew Talisman, &c., &c., &c. Published by J. Clements, Little Pulteney Street, 1842. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; final page trade advertisements; pp.viii+39+[i]; issued originally stabbed in printed wrappers not here present. Disbound, and tipped into modern plain card wrappers; print area of advertisement leaf longer than text, and cropped slightly at lower margin; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

The advertisement is for ‘Memoirs of Serjeant Paul Swanston' "Publishing by B.D. Cousins, 18, Duke-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, in one vol. 8vo., cloth boards, gilt lettered, Price 5s. 6d.; or in 11 Parts, at 6d. each; or in 55 Numbers, at 1d. each". Cousins was also a printer, and, presumably, responsible for this volume. The present work was issued separately as here, then subsequently included in Vol.V. of Clements' ‘Romancist, and Novelist's Library', where it appears under Sadleir, 3757a, Postscript, though it is not in the collection; nor is it in Wolff, Block, or Summers.

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HUGO (Victor). La Esmeralda, Or the Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Geo: Peirce, 310, Strand, N.D. [c.1849]. Steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title page on plate paper; half-title not called for; numerous wood engraved initials, tail pieces, and illustrations on text paper, some signed G.H. Wall; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, end-papers faced green. Sides dusty; frontispiece and title page dusty and a little stained by damp; text fingered throughout; a good copy only. Rare.

Bound up from the original 22 numbers (the last two being issued as a double number). The work was re-issued according to Sadleir, 3592, in Pierce's ‘Library of French Romance'. Sadleir did not have a copy of this title, but of another in the series which was bound in pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, whilst we have once seen the re-issue of the present title offered in ‘pink cream pictorial cloth gilt'. We can trace no other record of this anonymous translation, although a play of the same title, adapted by E. Fitzball, appeared in 1834. The spines of the present numbers bear the advertisement, however, ‘Now publishing, "Wat Tyler," in Twopenny Numbers, and "Hofer," "Richard Coeur de Lion," "Wiliam Tell," and "Robin Hood," in Penny Numbers.' Pierce Egan's ‘Wat Tyler' was published in 1840-41 by Hextall, but re-issued by Pierce in 1845, and again in 1850; his Robin Hood was published by Hextall in 1840, and re-issued by Pierce in 1849; the other two works we have been unable positively to date in a Pierce issue. 1849 would seem, however, to be not improbable as the year of issue for the present book.

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HUGO (Victor). Les Misérables. Premiére partie: Fantine I [II]. Paris, Pagnerre, libraire-editeur, Rue du seine, 18 / Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Ce; Leipzig, même maison, 1863. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés. TOGETHER WITH: HUGO (Victor). Les Misérables. Deuxième partie: Cosette I [II]. Paris, Pagnerre, libraire-editeur, Rue du seine, 18 / Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Ce; Leipzig, même maison, 1863. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés. TOGETHER WITH: HUGO (Victor). Les Misérables. Troisième partie: Marius I [II]. Paris, Pagnerre, libraire-editeur, Rue du seine, 18 / Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Ce; Leipzig, même maison, 1863. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés. TOGETHER WITH: HUGO (Victor). Les Misérables. Quatrième partie: L'idylle rue Plumet Et l'epopée rue Saint-Denis I [II]. Paris, Pagnerre, libraire-editeur, Rue du seine, 18 / Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Ce; Leipzig, même maison, 1863. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés. TOGETHER WITH: HUGO (Victor). Les Misérables. Cinquième partie: Jean Valjean I [II]. Paris, Pagnerre, libraire-editeur, Rue du seine, 18 / Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Ce; Leipzig, même maison, 1863. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés. 10 Vols., uniform, gathered alternately in twelves and eights; half-title precedes title-leaf in each volume, fly-titles present to each part, and book; fly-title and Table to each book at end of each volume; small facsimile in text, volume four; pp.[4]+[iv]+355+[i (blank)]; [iv]+382; [iv]+358; [iv]+318; [iv]+320; [iv]+297+[i (blank)]; [iv]+432; [iv]+399+[i (blank)]; [iv]+400; [iv]+311+[i (blank)]; half green calf green morocco cloth sides, spine with five raised bands, tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, red and green lettering pieces, gilt tooling on calf of sides, matching oil-marbled edges and end-papers. First two volumes re-jointed preserving the original end-papers and binders blanks, slight rubbing or peeling to calf in other volumes; small faint marginal stain to half-title and title in volume eight; two insignificant worm-holes through upper margins of last eighty leaves of volume five; otherwise a very nice copy. The ten volumes, complete

As with most of Hugo's later titles, ‘Les Misérables' was first issued in Brussels by A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie. It was reprinted shortly afterwards in Paris by Pagnerre, both of these editions bearing the date 1862. The present printing, dated 1863, appears to be the only one blessed with the joint imprint of the two original publishing houses: it was printed in Paris by the same printer used for the first French edition, the primacy of the Brussels publisher being made clear by a statement on the verso of each half-title: "Editeurs: A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie A Bruxelles" above the imprint: "Paris: imprimerie de J. Claye, rue Saint-Benoit, 7." It has the same pagination as the first Paris printing (which is different from that of the Brussels printing), and as it does not contain the edition statement present on all but the first of the Paris printings, may not impossibly consist of the same sheets, with cancel preliminary leaves. Pagnerre, we believe subsequently, made a number of further printings dated 1862, which for some reason were adorned with a title-page printed in red and black instead of the plain black of the original, and these were used in conjunction with left-over sheets of the first edition, sets being not infrequently found in mixed state. Pagnerre continued to reprint this title without changing the date, and examples are known bearing edition statements at least as late as the eighth. Vicaire, IV, 328, is almost certainly in error in stating that Hugo corrected the proofs of the Paris edition rather than the Brussels one: if he actually himself corrected any of the proofs, it was more probably those of the latter - not merely because he had intended the work to be published first in Brussels, but also on the evidence of the editorial statement in the present volumes, which would scarcely have appeared if the Brussels edition had not had claim to have originated the copy. In the present set the ‘e' of ‘Ce' in the Brussels imprint is lacking in volume three.

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HUGO (Victor). Les Travailleurs De la mer. Tome premier [deuxième; troisième] Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, imprimeurs-éditeurs, Rue Royale, 3, Impasse du Parc. Même maison a Leipzig et a Livourne, 1866. Droit de traduction et de reproduction réservé. [So vols. one and two; vol. three reads: Droits de traduction et de reproduction réservés.] 3 Vols., demy 8vo; half title present in each volume, and fly-title followed by 2ll. of Table at end of each volume; pp.VIII+368; 365+[i (blank)]; 317+[i (blank)]; contemporary half basil, oil-marbled boards. Basil splitting at some joints, but binding otherwise sound; bookplate removed from each front paste-down, leaving glue traces, and front pastedown somewhat scuffed in volume two, apparently where another label has been removed; text virtually fine.

The correct first edition, and not a piracy, Hugo having chosen to publish the work in Brussels. Printed on large paper.

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HUGO (Victor). The history of a crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness. Translated by T.H. Joyce and Arthur Locker. In two [four] volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1877 [-78]. 4 Vols.; half-title in volume one, none called for in other volumes; imprint leaf at end of volume three, blank at end of volume four; dark chocolate sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on sides, spine lettered gilt; t.e. uncut in volumes one and two, top- and fore- edges uncut in volumes three and four; pale yellow coated end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spines; library labels removed from front covers; otherwise nice.

Sadleir 1237. Volume two in the present copy is of the second edition and uniform in binding with volumes three and four (i.e. without Hugo's name on the spine, present in volume one); in Sadleir's first edition this volume was uniform with volume one.

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HUISH (Robert, Esq.). Fatherless Rosa; Or, The dangers Of The female life. Expressly written as a companion To Fatherless Fanny. Printed for T. Kelly, 17, Paternoster-row, By W. Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, 1822 [‘1820' on the engraved title-page]. Lge.post 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; engraved vignette title-page precedes letterpress title; seven engraved plates (ex eight) (one signed J. Wallis, del. et sculp.); integral leaf of publisher's advertisements at end with Directions to the Binder on verso; contemporary full calf, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of Mr. Huish, and the front free end-paper; owner's name written on blank back of engraved title; a little very light dusting passim; otherwise a nice copy.

Bound up from the original 22 numbers (issued monthly as individual numbers until number 12, thereafter as double numbers). ‘Fatherless Fanny; or, Memoirs of A Little Mendicant and her Benefactors' by Mrs. Edgeworth, the work to which this forms a companion piece, was issued by J. & M. Taylor in 1811, and frequently reprinted thereafter, Kelly producing an edition (in association with Virtue and Tallis) in 1819. The printer's imprint in this copy of ‘W. Clowes' is the earliest we can remember seeing for this firm. Summers and Block record no edition of the present title before 1834 - the latter listing the work from a single bookseller's copy only. The British Library Catalogue now lists an edition, however, "Printed by T. Kaygill for William Emans, 1820" on the letterpress title-page, but with "Thomas Kelly" on the engraved title-page, as here. The sheets appear to be identical with those of the present copy, except for the imprints and date on the letterpress title-page. It seems possible that the issue was shared between the two publishers, publication beginning late in 1820 and carrying on into the late Autumn of 1821 (the last plate is dated ‘October 13, 1821'), the engraved title-page being issued with the first number, the letterpress title-page with the last, and that Emans chose to date his letterpress title-page to match the engraved title-page, whilst Kelly chose to follow the frequent practice of the time and to date his ahead. Kelly was evidently the prime mover in the venture, since the plates bear his imprint.

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HULLAH (Mary E.). My Aunt Constantia Jane. A Story for Children. Illustrated by W.F. Whitehead. London: Bliss, Sands, and Foster, Craven Street, Strand, 1893. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; series title precedes half-title bearing series advertisements and a comment by Ruskin on verso, damning Mary Hullah with faint praise; wood-engraved frontispiece and one plate; final blank; pp.[viii]+157+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; quarter pale lime green morocco cloth lettered gilt on blind-pressed panel on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device and lettered, gilt, on spine, horizontally ribbed paper covered boards printed with over-all pattern of minute cherubs and foliage in light and dark olive green and gilt. Covers a little marked; light scattered dusting and marking passim; a good copy, nonetheless.

Issued as the second title in ‘The Story Book Series', the first four titles of which are listed on the verso of the half-title. The Ruskin comment looks like an excerpt from a reader's report. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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HUME (Fergus). All rights reserved. When I lived in Bohemia: Papers selected from the portfolio of Peter ---, Esq. Illustrated by Cyril R. Hallward. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, N.D. [1892]. Issued without end-papers, [1]1 (printed with advertisement on verso) and 20:4 (printed with advertisement on recto) forming the paste-downs, the facing leaves being the half-title and last leaf of text; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; numerous illustrations in text; light brown cloth blocked in black and light marina green on spine and front cover, lettered black and light brown through black on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine. Small, light, mark on front cover; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume X. in ‘Arrowsmith's Three & Sixpenny Series', of which this is in fact one of the scarcer titles. The correct first issue, the series advertisements on [1]1 verso listing the series only to Vol. IX. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3409, listing only the American edition.

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HUNGERFORD (Mrs.). Lady Patty. A Sketch. In one volume. F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1892. F'cap 8vo, signed eccentrically; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue on text paper at end; pp.[iv]+220+[16]; light red buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked blind, ruled black, on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with dissected leaf and tendril design in olive green. Very nice copy.

We are entirely unable to make sense of the signatures in this volume, which seem to progress in four series, involving combinations of upper and lower case letters and starred and unstarred numerals, sometimes three to a leaf, but to take no account of the gatherings whatever! The printer seems to have suffered some confusion as well, two of the four leaves of the prelims. being accounted for in the numeration of the text, which is nonetheless said in the Contents to start on p.1. (It is actually [5], p.[1] being, apparently, the Contents page itself!). Not in Sadleir; Woolf, 3428, recording only a third edition yellowback dating from 1894.

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HUNGERFORD (Mrs.). The three graces: A Novel. In two volumes. Chatto & Windus, 1895. Post 8vo; pp.[iv]+212; [iv]+203+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one, dated March, 1895; vertically ribbed pale brown cloth, embossed blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine. Slight general wear to covers; one back end-paper a little cracked; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HUNGERFORD (Mrs.). The coming of Chloe. A novel. F.V. White & Co, 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1898. Final blank, followed by 16pp. inserted advertisements on text paper; dark green morocco cloth blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine. Cloth bubbled, and inner joints cracking, otherwise a very nice copy.

Late issue, with the date altered in the plate to 1898 on the title-page: the first issue was dated 1897.

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HUNT (Leigh). Tales By Leigh Hunt Now first collected. With a prefatory memoir By William Knight, LL.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of St. Andrews. London: William Paterson & Co., 1891. Series/half title and fine drypoint frontispiece by A. Salmon (printed in Paris by Salmon & Ardail) precede title-page; pp.xxxviii+[ii (fly-title)]+388; bright blue buckram, blocked gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, all in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. A surprisingly scarce volume issued in the series ‘Treasure House of Tales', which title appears on the front cover and spine, Leigh Hunt's name being added beneath it on the latter. A substantial and important gathering of Hunt's shorter fiction, hitherto uncollected. Printed in Edinburgh.

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HUNT (Violet). Affairs Of the heart. S.T. Freemantle, 217 Piccadilly W, London, 1900. Pp.271+[i (printer's imprint)]; white cloth flecked extensively with pink (v. note), blocked and lettered white on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; laid-paper end-papers. Pink of spine somewhat faded, that of sides slightly so; poor quality end-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Short stories, including some in the dramatic dialogue form popular in the 1890s, and at least one stream-of-consciousness: a very early use of this method. The cloth is actually a vertically ribbed red or cerise coated and reversed so that the back is visible, the surface colour showing through the weave in flecks. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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HURTON (William). The Doomed ship; Or, The wreck Of the Arctic regions. Embellished with sixteen engravings, By Watts Phillips. A new edition. Henry Lea, 22, Warwick-lane, Paternoster-row, N.D. [1856]. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and fifteen plates by Phillips on fine white paper; large wood-engraved headpiece to first page of text, signed Delamotte; pp.viii+[7 (sic)]-182; contemporary half green roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, green and red marbled boards. Nice copy.

Bound up from the original 22 penny numbers (this total not including the prelims.). The curious pagination reflects the fact that the author's Preface, pp.vii-viii is here first printed, whilst the body text appears to have been printed from the type of an earlier edition - presumably the first, since according to the author's Preface, which is signed March, 1856, the present is "the third appearance in type of this NARRATIVE", and a 12mo edition was issued in volume form at 1/-, early in 1855, by Willoughby & Co., who also printed this. An edition identical with the present one except for the title-page and the imprint on the fold of each gathering, but with the plates retouched or re-engraved, was issued by Willoughby's, dated on the title-page 1856, in chocolate ripple-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine, with end-papers coated yellow, and bearing on the back end-paper the binder's ticket of ‘Bone & Son, 76 Fleet Street'. The present issue in numbers was presumably roughly simultaneous with that, though the careful but rather odd wording of the author's Preface, "third appearance in type", suggests possibly that the Preface might have been written for an issue not designed to be made in book form, and hence that the issue in numbers may possibly precede. The Willoughby version, at any rate, is signed for the numbers. Both Willoughby's and Lea's were essentially, however, reprint houses, the former specialising in volumes, the latter in numbers or parts. This title is not in Summers, Sadleir (who includes an 1862 title by the same author), Woolf, or the London Library Catalogue. The author is perhaps best known for his non-fiction work ‘A Voyage from Leith to Lapland', though he also, in 1845, published a volume of verse.

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HUTCHESON (Marie). Bardossi's Daughter. 1895, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; bevelled unglazed light brown coarse linen, blocked gilt, lettered brown through gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Some foxing of prelims. and final advertisement leaf; otherwise a very nice copy.



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HUTCHINSON (Horace). To punish the Czar" [sic]: A story of the Crimea. With eight original illustrations by W.B. Wollen. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1894. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[viii]+275+[i (blank)]; 8+8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, dated 5G. 9.94 and 5B. 9.94; royal blue crushed morocco cloth, blocked blind and black on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, blocked and lettered black, blocked blind, on front cover, blocked black, blind, and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials device pattern grey, the recto of the front end-paper printed with advertisements in black (this being the first title listed, of eighteen). Half-title lacking; very light foxing of plates with lighter offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. This copy lacks the initial inverted commas on the title-page.

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HUTCHINSON (J.R.). Pirate gold. With eight illustrations By Ernest Smythe. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1898. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[2]+[x]+309+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light brown art-linen, blocked gilt, light blue, dark brown, and dark green, lettered gilt and dark brown on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Some damp spotting of covers, and back end-papers cracking; one or two minor faults internally; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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HUYSMANS (J.-K.). En Route. Translated from the French with a prefatory note by C. Kegan Paul. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1896. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; grey-green coarse buckram, lettered in red and black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers darkened and a little rubbed; circulating library label on front cover; another on back paste-down; some dusting throughout; good only. Scarce.

The first edition in English.

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HUYSMANS (J.-K.). The Cathedral By J.-K. Huysmans Translated from the French by Clara Bell And edited with a prefatory note by C. Kegan Paul. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1898. Title-page printed in red and black; very light yellow-green coarse buckram, lettered red on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine and back cover faded; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition in English. The sequel to ‘En Route'. Binding variant in very light yellow-green cloth. In this copy, as in all other copies we have seen, the ‘Y' of the first ‘BY' on the title-page has been printed in by hand over an erasure.

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HUYSMANS (J.-K.). The Cathedral By J.-K. Huysmans Translated from the French by Clara Bell And edited with a prefatory note by C. Kegan Paul. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1898. Title-page printed in red and black; jade green coarse buckram, lettered red on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine faded; some foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition in English. The sequel to ‘En Route'. Binding variant in jade green cloth. In this copy, as in all other copies we have seen, the ‘Y' of the first ‘BY' on the title-page has been printed in by hand over an erasure.

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HYNE (C.J.). Currie, Curtis & Co., Crammers. London, Remington & Co., Publishers, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1890. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+283+[i (blank)]; apple green buckram ruled and blocked black and with chromatic shades of blue-green on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with floral pattern in pale grey. Very nice copy.

In point of composition, probably the author's first novel, though the second to be published, ‘Beneath Your Very Boots' having been issued by Digby & Long a few months earlier. A University novel, and now extremely scarce. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. In this copy the following errata and typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.2, l.4, inverted comma lacking at start of line (though the ‘'s' was more probably intended to end the preceding line in any case); p.4, page number dropped; p.43, l.17 ‘occupied' for ‘occupies' and l.19, ‘tended' for ‘tends'; p.144, l.9, ‘choses' for ‘chooses'; p.145, l.4, ‘drivvle' for ‘drivel'; p.149, l.20, ‘anti-' for ‘ante'; p.163, last line, hyphen lacking at end of line; p.175, l.14, ‘is' for ‘in'; p.192, l.21, broken ‘e' in ‘selves'; p.262, ‘26' missing in page number.

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HYNE (C.J.). Four red nightcaps. London, Eden, Remington & Co., publishers, King Street, Covent Garden. All rights reserved, 1890. Globe 8vo; pp.[iv]+315+[i (blank)]; light grey buckram, blocked light red, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with floral pattern in sepia. Spine somewhat darkened, and slight patchy discolouration to cloth of sides; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The author's third book. ‘Four Men in A Cutter' - off the Scottish coast. The first of Hyne's sea-stories and an important land-mark in his development. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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HYNE (C[utcliffe]. J.). The captured cruiser: Or, two years from land. Illustrated by F. Brangwyn. Blackie & Son, Limited, 49 Old Bailey, E.C., 1893. Frontispiece, and five plates; pp.288; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; grey buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black, gilt, and blue, lettered black-outlined reds, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, blue, and gilt, lettered gilt, and black, on spine. Slight bubbling of cloth on back cover; end-papers embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.



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HYNE (Cutcliffe). Adventures Of Captain Kettle. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. Numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but integral and included in the pagination; imprint leaf blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated May, 1898; pp.viii+318+[ii]; lightly mottled crimson fine grain unglazed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; laid paper end-papers. Slight embrowning of end-papers and catalogue; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

G. Peter Winnington, in an article in Conradiana, Volume XVI, No.3, pp.163-182, argues in detail a relationship between this book and Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness', suggesting that Conrad found in the ‘Adventures of Captain Kettle' both a source and a trigger for the production of his own story. The publishers, on the other hand, in contemporary advertisements of the volume, drew attention to the similarity of name between Hyne's character, and Dickens's ‘Captain Cuttle'. A minor binding variant, otherwise similar copies also being known with end-papers of wove paper. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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HYNE (Cutcliffe). Adventures Of Captain Kettle. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. Numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but integral and included in the pagination; imprint leaf blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated May, 1898; pp.viii+318+[ii]; lightly mottled crimson fine grain unglazed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; wove paper end-papers. Some mottled darkening to cloth of spine, and edges of covers a trifle darkened; catalogue with light embrowning, chiefly to margins; otherwise a nice, crisp, copy.

G. Peter Winnington, in an article in Conradiana, Volume XVI, No.3, pp.163-182, argues in detail a relationship between this book and Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness', suggesting that Conrad found in the ‘Adventures of Captain Kettle' both a source and a trigger for the production of his own story. The publishers, on the other hand, in contemporary advertisements of the volume, drew attention to the similarity of name between Hyne's character, and Dickens's ‘Captain Cuttle'. A minor binding variant, otherwise similar copies also being known with end-papers of laid paper. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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INCHBALD (Mrs. [Elizabeth]). A Simple story. By Mrs. Inchbald. Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham. Sold by C.S. Arnold, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden; Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers' Court; and Poole and Son, Newgate Street, London, 1822. Roy.32mo in quarter sheets; wood-engraved vignette title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+334+[ii]; drab boards printed in black on sides and spine, the back cover bearing series and other advertisements (v. note); a.e. uncut. Paper of spine chipped at head and tail, with loss of ‘t' of ‘POCKET' and ‘ts' of ‘NOVELISTS'; front hinge unobtrusively strengthened, and front free end-paper with lengthy presentation inscription in fine copperplate dated 1826; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as Vol.7. in the series ‘Whittingham's Pocket Novelists', the volume number appearing both in the series advertisements on the back cover and (as just ‘7') in alignment with the top of the frame, but outside it. Sadleir 3761/7, but an earlier printing than recorded by Sadleir. Sadleir suggests that the series was published between 1823 and 183?: this volume is dated 1822, which suggests 1821 or -22 as the starting date. Sadleir records the first 34 volumes (of 40) from a ‘sales list' but is only able to describe the original binding of two titles, "Miss Burney's ‘Cecilia' in 3 vols." which "is bound in smooth, dark grey-purple watered linen, blocked in blind and with black paper labels lettered in gold" a binding he thought dated from the early thirties, and "Bage's ‘Man as He is Not' in very dark blue morocco cloth, with black label lettered in gold." The present volume shows Sadleir's hypothesis concerning the original clothing of this series to have been "drab boards printed in black, although no title in this style is in the collection" to have been correct. The back cover here lists the series to Vol.24, and agrees with the listing given by Sadleir.

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INGELOW (Jean). Don John: A Story. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1881. Imprint leaf at end of volume two, blank at end of volume three; pp.[iv]+[304]; [iv]+290+[ii]; [iv]+[262]+[ii]; dark green diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Re-cased, with restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; end-papers renewed in volume two (original front free end-paper, bearing the signature of Elizabeth Darwin, bound in); otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; or Wolff. An ex-circulating library copy, with faint traces of labels having been removed from each front cover, and bearing the subsequent signature of Elizabeth Darwin on two front end-papers and one half-title: it would appear, therefore, not to be a made up set, but the publisher's imprint on the spines is not uniform, volume one having the word ‘LONDON' in letters 3mm high and the publisher's name in letters 2mm high; whilst the other two volumes have ‘LONDON' in letters 2mm high, and the publisher's name in a compressed face in letters 4mm high. All Jean Ingelow's novels are now very scarce.

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[INGLIS (Henry David).]. Scenes from the life Of Edward Lascelles, Gent. In two volumes. Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; Edinburgh: Fraser and Co., 1837. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; each volume with blank before half-title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page by George Cruikshank, on plate paper, preceding letterpress title-page; binder's blank at end; dark green fine diaper cloth, flat spine lettered and blocked gilt; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower- edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Covers a little worn; internally a very nice copy.

A scarce title not in Sadleir, or Summers. Cohn 462, not calling for the initial blanks. Block, p.118, makes the attribution to Inglis, the British Library Catalogue recording the work simply as anonymous. If Block is correct, these volumes were published posthumously, Inglis having died in 1835.

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"IOTA" [?Kathleen Hunt, later Caffyn]. Kooroona: A Tale of South Australia. By Iota. Oxford, 1871. Pink cloth, decorated in gilt and black. Spine faded and covers a little marked; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A puzzling volume: Iota was later to be the pen name of Kathleen Caffyn, née Hunt, and she lived in Australia for a while after her marriage, which would make the subject-matter not unlikely. She did not, however, marry till 1879...

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"IOTA" [i.e., Mrs. Mannington Caffyn, née Kathleen Hunt]. A Comedy In Spasms. London, Hutchinson & Co, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1895]. Narrow 8vo (7" x 3 3/4"); vignette half-title/series title; frontispiece, and conjugate illustrated title-page printed in red and black, on art-paper, both after G.H. Edwards, with tissue guard; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[ii (excluding art-paper leaves)]+[283]+[iii]; yellow art-linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device brown on back cover, with series device, brown, and series title, yellow-through brown, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Brown blocking a little rubbed, and covers generally a little dull and marked, the spine definately darkened; two or three fox-spots in text, but in general otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The author's third book, preceded by her two three-deckers, ‘A Yellow Aster' and ‘Children of Circumstance'. Issued, in cloth as here, at 2/-, and in paper wrappers, at 1/6d., as the fourth volume of ‘The Zeit-Geist Library', the advertisements listing the series to this title, with two further volumes planned. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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IRVING (Washington). Wolfert's roost And other papers, Now first Collected. Author's revised edition. New York: G.P. Putnam; Hurd and Houghton. Cleveland: Ingham and Bragg, 1866. Sm.f'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; blank and conjugate half-title leaf tipped in; steel engraved vignette title-page with tissue guard, and letterpress title-page; brown sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. gilt, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Small chip in back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in 1855. Blanck does not record a revised edition of this title. The present edition, issued according to the tipped in half-title as a volume of the ‘Riverside Edition', is presumably the first, though, since the copyright notice is dated 1865, it may perhaps be an early reprint.

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JACOBS (W.W.). The Skipper's Wooing And The Brown Man's Servant. London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1897. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+195+[i (printer's imprint)]; mottled apple green fine linen patterned cloth, lettered, with short rule, gilt, and with gilt ruled box, on spine, lettered gilt on front cover. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. In this copy the author's name on the spine is set in large and small capitals; on the front cover the title lettering is 4mm tall and set in the same face as the title on the Contents leaf, but utilising the wrong fount ‘S' that appears as the initial letter of ‘SERVANT' on p.viii; the authors name is set in caps. all 2.5mm high, and the punctuation mark after the first ‘W' is, erroneously, a comma, instead of a full stop. These points, together with the absence of a publisher's inserted Catalogue at end, are said to characterise the earliest issue. Lammerton, A2a: the author's second book.

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JACOBS (W.W.). The Skipper's Wooing And The Brown Man's Servant. Third edition. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1897. Title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; apple green linen, ruled and lettered gilt, and with gilt ruled box, on spine, lettered gilt on front cover. A good copy only.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front end-paper in the author's holograph: "To Coulson Kernahan/with my sincere regards/W.W. Jacobs/9 Dec 1899". A small early half-tone portrait of Jacobs has been laid on to the front paste-down, presumably by the recipient. A nasty copy but a nice association between two authors very popular at that date.

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JACOBSEN (J.P.). Siren Voices (Niels lyhne). Translated from the Danish by Ethel F.L. Robertson. William Heinemann, 1896. White-flecked pink smooth linen, ruled and lettered blue on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device blue on back cover, lettered blue on spine; t.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spine; one or two leaves opened just a trifle roughly; otherwise a near fine copy.

Issued as Volume 19 of Heinemann's International Library, Edited, and with an Introduction, by Edmund Gosse.

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JAMES (Charles). At the sign of the Ostrich. Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; final blank; pp.[viii]+298+[ii]; navy blue buckram blocked pale blue, greyish green and gilt, lettered pale blue and gilt, on front cover and spine, with an art nouveau design, in series style; t.e.g., others uncut; very pale blue coated end-papers printed with publisher's monogram and poppy pattern in brown. Nice copy.

Issued as No.3 in ‘Chapman's Story Series', in paper wrappers at 2s. 6d., or, as here, at 3s. 6d. in ‘cloth, gilt top'. This series, which adopted the format of the ‘Keynotes Series', is not noticed by Sadleir; nor did he have any novels by this author; this title not in Wolff (who did, however, have three other titles by Charles James).

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[JAMES (G.P.R.).]. Richelieu, A tale of France. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title to volume one lacking, those to volumes two and three not present, possibly not called for; final leaf to volume one a single inset; seven entry Errata to all three volumes on verso of last leaf of Preface in volume one; pp. [iii] - [xx]+290; [ii]+[316]; [ii]+348; contemporary half calf, blind and gilt, contrasting labels. Binding a little rubbed and peeling, and two joints cracking slightly at the foot; ‘Mr. James' written on title-page of volume one in a contemporary hand; one leaf badly opened, the text otherwise in nice state.

The author's first novel, preceded by two volumes of verse. The historical background which is diffused through this work was familiar to James, who was held prisoner in France during the Napoleonic wars and spent his time there studying history. The book treats of "the inner history of the ill-fated conspiracy of Cinq-Mars, and of the events leading up to the fall of Richelieu incorporated with a story of Court intrigue. Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, and the Cardinal are drawn with care and learning. Chavigni, the bold, unscrupulous, good-hearted plotter, is a type that often reappears in James" (Baker, A Guide to the Best Fiction, 1932, p.261). "One of James's best efforts" (Nield, Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, 5th edn., 894. G.P.R. James (1799-1860) wrote over 100 novels, besides historical works, children's books, and volumes of verse. He was appointed Historiographer Royal by William IV, became consul to Massachusetts and later to Virginia. Although he is little read today, his popularity in the 19th century was matched perhaps only by that of Dickens. Ellis, 3; this title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3543, listing a rebound copy that collates as ours.

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[JAMES (G.P.R.).]. One in a thousand: Or, The days of Henry Quatre. By the author of "The Gipsy," "Mary of Burgundy," &c. &c. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1835. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volumes one and three, probably lacking in volume two; pp.[viii]+308; [ii]+[320]; [iv]+344; old half roan, cloth sides. Spines powdery, sides and some odd leaves detached; extensive dusting and fingering; in need of attention from a binder, but an adequate working copy.

Not in Sadleir. Dedicated to William IV, and signed in full by James at the end of the dedication.

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[JAMES (G.P.R.).]. The robber: A tale. By the author of "Richelieu," "The Gipsy," "Attila," &c. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838. 3 Vols.; half-titles not present in volumes two and three, probably not called for in volume one; contemporary half-calf, matching marbled boards and end-papers. Backstrips badly chipped and boards faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in the Sadleir collection.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The Gentleman Of The old school. A tale. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1839. 3 Vols.; half-title not called for in volume one; present in other volumes; old half-roan, cloth sides. Sides and some odd leaves detached, and spines powdery; dusted, and with a few ink notes and scribbles passim; a passable working copy, if rebound.

Not in Sadleir.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). A book Of The passions. Illustrated with sixteen splendid engravings, From Drawings By the most eminent artists, Under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath. London: Published for the proprietor by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans. Deloy and Co. Place de la Bourse, Paris, 1839. Lge.med.8vo; fine steel engraved title-page after A.E. Chalon, with thin paper guard; steel engraved and letterpress title-pages; fourteen plates, after Edward Corbould, T.P. Stephanoff, Kenny Meadows, and J.J. Jenkins, with thin paper guards; pp.[viii]+364; dark turquoise fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Spine very slightly darkened; light foxing of plates; one gathering just a trifle proud; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of the scarcer G.P.R. James titles. Not in Sadleir. Block, p.120. In this copy the last plate is marked to face p.346 and is so bound in, but is given in the List of Plates as facing p.341.

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JAMES (G.P.R.). A book Of The passions. To which are added other tales, By the same author. Paris, Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1839. Half-title and final blank present; contemporary quarter calf, stippled sides. Lacking backstrip, buy sewing sound; light dampstaining of first few leaves; otherwise fine.

Presumably a piracy, the English, Longman, edition of the title story, having having the same date and recording the French publisher on the title-page as Deloy & Co. That, however, did not contain the "other tales", which as far as we can discover have not otherwise been collected.

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JAMES (G.P.R.). Henry of Guise: Or, The states of Blois. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1839. 3 Vols.; original drab paper covered boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Boards worn at edges; spines and labels rubbed; one spine chipped and worn, one slightly chipped at head; end-papers a little chipped and used where old protective over-wrappers have been removed; internally a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The Ancient regime: A tale. In three volumes. Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; blank or advertisement leaf probably lacking at end of volumes one and two; pp.xii+[294]; [iv]+[322]; [iv]+[312]; old half roan, cloth sides. Moderate dusting throughout, and a little marking; a very good working copy, if rebound.

Not in Sadleir.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The Jacquerie; Or, The lady and the page; An Historical Romance. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; blank or advertisement leaf probably lacking at end of volume one; old quarter and half roan, cloth sides, non-uniform, two with rounded corners and trimmed smaller. Leather slightly chipped at extreme head and tail bands; external joints cracked in one volume; moderate dusting throughout; a very good working copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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JAMES (G.P.R.). Russell: A tale Of The reign of Charles II. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1847. 3 Vols.; 24pp. Whittaker's catalogue dated October 1846 bound in before half-title in volume one; volume one with final blank; quarter moire sage green cloth, drab boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Extremities of spines frayed, labels chipped, corners of boards worn; cloth rubbed and splitting over two joints; paste-downs a little rubbed and scuffed where protective over-wrappers have been removed; internally very nice.

Sadleir 1256.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The last Of the fairies. With illustrations From designs by John Gilbert Engraved by Henry Vizetelly. Parry & Co., Leadenhall Street, N.D. [December, 1847]. Sm.f'cap 8vo, gathered irregularly; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate engraved title-page on text-paper, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; nine fine wood-engraved illustrations in text; printed throughout in black within a non-sequence of eight different wood-engraved monochrome borders, in a variety of shades of red, green, blue, brown or yellow; pp.[viii (including frontispiece and engraved title)]+[232]; [a]2, [A]7, B10, C-F9, G10, H9, I11, J-L9, M8; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of spine, and very slight darkening of covers; small mark on back end-paper; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3528: the third and fourth paragraphs of Wolff's entry are so confused and inaccurate that they should be disregarded. The format of this volume, and the design of the covers are a close imitation of the Dickens Christmas Books; the arrangement of the printing, however, is a good deal finer and more elaborate. It is indeed, as Wolff comments, a charming book.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Margaret Graham: A Tale, Founded on facts. In two volumes. London: Parry and Co., [32 & 33,] Leadenhall Street, 1848 [i.e., Winter 1847]. 2 Vols., bound in one, as issued, 12mo; half-titles not called for (v. note); single inset title-leaf to volume two, and 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.iv+296; [ii]+272+[iv]; crimson fine parallel cord grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow; trade advertisement of book published by W.H.J. Carter, 12, Regent St., Pall Mall, S.W., on yellow paper, laid on to front paste-down. End-papers a trifle damp-stained; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

No half-title to volume one is called for either in this or the issue in two volumes, but it is possible the issue in two volumes may have had a half-title in volume two. We consider it, however, to be unlikely. Wolff, 3533, recording a rebound copy in two volumes, also without a half-title in volume two, but lacking as well the 4pp. integral advertisements here present at the end; this title not in Sadleir. The advertisements are of some interest. They contain notices that there is: ‘In the press, and nearly ready, A Christmas Tale, By G.P.R. James, Esq. Entitled The Last of the Fairies' and also that ‘The fifteenth volume Of The Works of G.P.R. James, Esq . . . Will be published on the First of January, 1848' - the dated schedule for the first fourteen volumes of this series (which ‘commenced on the 1st of July, 1844' and proceded with volumes issued on October, January, and April 1st in each year) being also given, the latest volume already published being that for ‘Oct. 1st, 1847'. This enables us to date the issue of the present volume to the late Autumn or the Winter of 1847. Parry & Co. were ‘successors to A.K. Newman and Co.' of Minerva Press fame, and had evidently succeeded to a very large stock of the novels published by that firm during the sixty years or so of its life, for the final item of the advertisements is a notice addressed ‘To Parties commencing Circulating Libraries' which reads, astonishingly: "Parry & Co. . . . offer a Collection of Six Hundred Volumes of Novels and Romances, all new and strongly half-bound, roan backs, and lettered, for £25; the greater part of which are by the celebrated authors of the old schools of romance, including many by Anne of Swansea, Davenport, Helme, Meek, Lathom, Meeke, Roche, Rosalie, St. Clair, Stanhope, Ratcliffe, &c. A selection may be made of any number, down to One Hundred Volumes, at a small advance in Price." Oh for a time machine - sufficiently large!

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Gowrie: Or, The king's plot. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1848. Tall med.8vo; half-title not called for; author's Notice slip tipped in before steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; series title-leaf, dedication leaf, and leaf bearing author's Advertisement, follow specific title-leaf; pp.viii+408; vertically fine ribbed burgundy cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, in series style; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Collier & Son, Hatton Garden, London', on back paste-down. Barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme tail of spine; slight cracking of end-papers, and front paste-down a little chipped at upper fore-corner; plate foxed; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

First issue, the author's Notice slip stating: "The Author is aware that the Frontispiece of this Work is very bad; but in justice to the Engraver, he thinks it fair to state, that in consequence of a necessary change in the publishing arrangements, a space of time totally insufficient was all that could be allowed for the device of a subject, and the execution of the plate. Another illustration, for insertion in "Gowrie," will be given in the succeeding volume of this edition." Later copies were presumably without this slip, and had the replacement plate. In the Advertisement, which would have been appreciated by Sadleir, had he ever found the book, James states that he is here publishing a new full-length work in one volume rather than the usual three, and at about one fourth of the usual price, in order to fulfil an engagement given by himself in the course of testimony before the Board of Trade concerning the effect on book prices of increasing the copyright protection of authors, and that he is including the novel upon first publication in the collected edition of his works because ‘the collection having already some hold upon the public, and the sale being considerable, the experiment has the better chance of success, while the effect will be favourable rather than otherwise upon the collection itself.' James adds, with consummate realism: ‘I have no doubt whatsoever of the result - namely, that the increase of sale will be in no degree commensurate with the reduction of price; and therefore I shall never make the experiment again.' This title not in Sadleir; nor among the sixty titles of the Wolff collection; the British Library Catalogue records only the later ‘Parlour Library' edition; Ellis, pp.287-8. Ellis does not mention issue variants, or give a collation, except to say that ‘Gowrie' has a frontispiece of the Old Palace of Falkland (which is correct for the present copy). We suspect, however, an error in the imposition of the prelims., since it would be more normal for the series title to precede the general title, instead of following it, as here. Differences of title-page lineation and slight differences of capitalisation and imprint between the present copy and that listed by Ellis are probably transcription errors on his part. The binder's ticket is a rare one, for an edition binder not listed by Ball.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Gowrie: Or, The king's plot. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1848. BOUND, AS ISSUED, WITH: JAMES (G.P.R., Esq). An investigation Of the Circumstances attending the murder Of John Earl of Gowrie And Alexander Ruthven, By order of King James the sixth of Scotland, With An Examination Of The forged Restalrig letters brought forward To exculpate the king. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1849. Tall med.8vo; half-title not called for to either work; general title not called for to first work in this issue; steel engraved frontispiece; title leaf, Dedication leaf, and author's Advertisement leaf precede title-page to second work; pp.[iii]-viii+[i]-xci+[i (blank)]+408; dark teak brown straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat, almost invisible restorations to cloth of spine; slight foxing of frontispiece; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

First edition, second (scarcest, and best) issue, including a 92pp. defence of his position on the Gowrie conspiracy not included in the first issue. Originally published in July 1848 with the Dedication, here present, in which James stated his belief in the innocence of Gowrie, arguing this as the outcome of extensive research - statements which called forth an article in the ‘Examiner' newspaper, published on August 12th, 1848, attacking both James himself and the position he had taken up. Failing to get from the Editor a satisfactory right of reply, and feeling the article to be ‘unfair in tone, utterly erroneous in the views expressed, and certainly false in its charges or insinuations regarding' himself, James wrote the detailed ‘Investigation of the evidence on The Alleged Conspiracy' which, together with a reprint of the newspaper article and some letters appertaining to the subject, is included as an insert in the present copy. It appears only in this second issue of the work, which was apparently published late in 1848 (the separate title-page being, as usual in such cases, dated ahead). In the Advertisement, which would have been appreciated by Sadleir, had he ever found the book, James states that he is here publishing a new full-length work in one volume rather than the usual three, and at about one fourth of the usual price, in order to fulfil an engagement given by himself in the course of testimony before the Board of Trade concerning the effect on book prices of increasing the copyright protection of authors, and that he is including the novel upon first publication in the collected edition of his works because ‘the collection having already some hold upon the public, and the sale being considerable, the experiment has the better chance of success, while the effect will be favourable rather than otherwise upon the collection itself.' James adds, with consummate realism: ‘I have no doubt whatsoever of the result - namely, that the increase of sale will be in no degree commensurate with the reduction of price; and therefore I shall never make the experiment again.' The present issue, with the inserted ‘Investigation', appears not in fact to have been intended for inclusion in the Collected Edition (presumably because of its necessarily higher price), and in consequence the half/series title, which is allowed for in the pagination, has been suppressed. The ‘Investigation' was also issued separately. These title not in Sadleir; nor among the sixty titles of the Wolff collection. The British Library Catalogue records only the later ‘Parlour Library' edition of ‘Gowrie', though it does list the separate issue of the ‘Investigation'. Ellis, pp.287-8 for ‘Gowrie'; p.288 for ‘Investigation'. Ellis does not mention this combined issue of both works, or give collations, except to say that ‘Gowrie' has a frontispiece of the Old Palace of Falkland. Differences of title-page lineation and slight differences of capitalisation and imprint in both works between the present copies and those listed by Ellis are probably transcription errors on his part.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Mary of Burgundy: Or, The revolt of Ghent. London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row, and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1850. F'cap 8vo; half-title present; pp.304; early half roan, marbled sides. Backstrip lacking; owner's name on half-title; some very light dusting passim; a very good copy.

Originally published in three volumes in 1833. Issued as Vol.XXXVIII. of The Parlour Library. Sadleir, 3755a/38.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Gowrie; Or, The king's plot. London: Simms and M‘Intyre [sic], Paternoster Row; and Donegall St. Belfast, 1851. BOUND WITH: RITCHIE (Leitch). The game of life. London: Simms and M‘Intyre [sic], Paternoster Row; and Donegall St. Belfast, 1851. F'cap 8vo, two vols. bound together; half/series title lacking to first volume; pp.[3]-432; 279+[i (blank)]; old half roan, marbled sides. Covers a little rubbed and rather dull; some foxing and dusting of text; as reading copies.

Issued as volumes LVIX and LVIII respectively of ‘The Parlour Library'. Sadleir, 3755a/59 & 58. Gowrie was first published in 1848; The Game of Life in 1830.

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JAMES (G.P.R.). The woodman; An Historical Romance. Thomas Hodgson, 13, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1857]. F'cap 8vo; half/series title preceded title-page; contemporary bright blue binder's cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spine darkened, and a little worn at headband; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3755a/162. Issued as Volume CLXII of ‘The Parlour Library'.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). A Passionate pilgrim, And other tales. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1875. Lge.12mo, signed in eights and twelves; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.496; bevelled terra-cotta patterned-sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Insignificant bruising to upper corners, but a virtually fine copy.

The author's first book. Includes: ‘A Passionate Pilgrim', ‘The Last of the Valerii', ‘Eugene Pickering', ‘The Madonna of the Future', ‘The Romance of Certain Old Clothes,' and ‘Madame de Mauves'. From the library of Oliver Brett, Viscount Esher, whose armorial bookplate appears on the front end-paper, and brief lightly pencilled initials and date of reading at end. Edel, A1a; Blanck, 10529. A variant of the second binding, with the spine imprint reading ‘Houghton, Osgood & Co.' instead of ‘J.R. Osgood and Co.' as in the first binding, but in patterned sand-grain rather than in the more usual net-grain cloth. Of the 1,510 copies printed it is said that 1,110 were bound up with the first imprint, leaving only 400 copies to be bound up with either this imprint or the later one of ‘Houghton Mifflin & Co.'. A pencilled early ownership inscription on the front blank of this copy dates its issue as not later than ‘June '80'

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). Roderick Hudson. By Henry James, Jr. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1876 [i.e., 1875]. Lge.12mo signed in eights; binder's blank at front; integral blank at end; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+482; bevelled terra-cotta net-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Barely visible restoration to cloth at head of spine; slight bruising to one corner; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first novel. From the library of Oliver Brett, Viscount Esher, and bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down, and his pencilled initials and reading note at end of text. Edel, A3a; Blanck, 10531: the first binding, with ‘J.R. Osgood & Co.' on the spine. A total of 1,572 copies were printed. Subsequent printings had an altered text.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). Roderick Hudson. By Henry James, Jr. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1876 [i.e., 1875]. Lge.12mo signed in eights; binder's blank at front; integral blank at end; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+482; bevelled deep reddish-pink net-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded and discoloured; two small rub-holes in cloth of front joint; expert restorations to cloth of back joint and extreme tail of front joint (both nearly invisible); back end-papers slightly cracked; extreme corners of front free end-paper a little creased; internally a very nice copy.

Edel, A3a; Blanck, 10531: the first binding, with ‘J.R. Osgood & Co.' on the spine, FL cloth issue (i.e., net-grain), but an unrecorded colour variant, Blanck listing copies only in terra-cotta cloth. Henry James's scarce third book (and first novel), of which only 1,575 sets of sheets were printed. The only printing of this text, all subsequent printings being revised.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). The American. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood & Co.[?], 1877. Binder's blank and integral advertisement leaf precede title-page; half-title not called for; two blanks at end; plum bevelled net-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Cloth slightly worn at corners, and one corner a little bruised; small hole in cloth of spine, and 3mm strip chipped from head and tail; spine slightly faded; a few very minor defects affecting end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, first issue binding, with J.R. Osgood & Co. imprint on spine, but an unrecorded colour variant, Blanck, 10532, listing copies only in green or terra-cotta cloth. According to Blanck the book was first printed on April 30th, 1877, and reprinted on May 18th, and August 29th, the first printing being possibly distinguished by the lack of a period after ‘Co' in the title-page imprint. In the present copy this period has virtually failed to impress, being visible only very faintly in a strong light. If Blanck is correct, the period being clearly visible in the two later printings, the present copy would appear to belong to the first impression, and probably to an early part of the run. Blanck's hypothesis is given some support by an ownership inscription on the title-page of the present copy, dated "Chicago / May 30th 1877". If the present copy be not of the first impression, printing, binding, marketing, distribution, and sale must all have occurred within a period of twelve days. 1008 copies of the first impression were printed, 514 of the second, and 504 of the third.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). The europeans. A Sketch. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879 [i.e., 1878]. Two binder's blanks of laid paper, and integral blank, precede title-page; integral blank, followed by two binder's blanks of wove paper at end; dark green bevelled net-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Some wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

First American edition. Blanck, 10537. The correct first impression, collating [1.2, 2-12.12, 13.10], but signed [-.2], 1-17.8, 18.6; dark green cloth variant, with binder's blanks as Blanck's variant E (no known precedence). 1,558 copies of the first impression were printed, followed by two further impressions, unacknowledged, bearing the same date. Slightly damaged type has been noted in this copy, as follows: p.31, final ‘g'; pp.265 and 267, penultimate lines, the second ‘s' of ‘Miss', and the ‘e' in ‘She'; p.277, last line, the first ‘o' in ‘room'. The significance of this damage, if any, is unknown.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). The American. Macmillan and Co., 1879 [i.e., Autumn, 1878]. Wire-stitched; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated November, 1878; pp.350+[ii]; dark blue-green fine bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled gilt, ruled and blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Slight damp-fading of back cover; front end-papers neatly strengthened with matching paper, back end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Sadleir, 1261, recording a presumably later issue without a Catalogue; not in Wolff; Edel and Laurence A4c; Blanck, 10532 refers. The first authorised English edition, and first English edition in cloth: preceded by the Boston edition of 1877 and the very scarce Ward, Lock yellowback of the same year, of which James observed it was "vilely printed" and omitted "whole paragraphs". In this copy the following misprints have been observed, probably as always: p.113, l.35, ‘Norman' for ‘Newman'; p.249, l.25, ‘quiet' for ‘quite'. There is in addition a scattering of grammatical implausibilities that are presumably authorial!

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). The Madonna of the future And other tales. New edition. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Integral advertisement leaf at end; jade green buckram blocked black on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine. Spine darkened, and blocking rubbed; end-papers and facing leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

First one volume edition, second (Times Bookclub) issue. Blanck 10543 refers. The two volume edition appeared six months earlier. Two of these stories were not collected in America until 1920.

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JAMES (Henry). Roderick Hudson. New Edition. Macmillan and Co., 1880. 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated October 1879; dark blue- green fine bead grain cloth, blocked black, ruled black and gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; top-edges uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Some wear to lower corners; slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine; very slight cracking of end-papers; old signature on half-title page; light foxing of first few leaves and advertisements. In general, however, a nice copy.

Sadleir 1286 II, listing an otherwise similar copy in dark blue cloth; Blanck 10754. The first one volume edition of the revised text, preceding its appearance in America by two years.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). Confidence. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1880. Lge.12mo, signed in eights; binder's blank at front and back; integral blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.347+[i (blank)]; bevelled deep green sand-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers surfaced milk-chocolate. Fine copy.

Edel, A16b; Blanck, 10549. The first binding, with ‘Houghton, Osgood & Co.' at tail of spine. Published just over two months after the English edition.

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JAMES (Henry). Tales Of Three cities. London, Macmillan and Co., 1884.Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+309+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bottle-green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Extensive light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine, bright, copy.

Edel, A24b; Blanck, 10569 refers. The first English edition. Only 1,500 copies were printed of the English edition. Includes: ‘Lady Barberina', ‘A New England Winter', ‘The Impressions of A Cousin'.

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JAMES (Henry). Stories revived. In three volumes. Vol.I. The author of ‘Beltraffio.' Pandora. The path of duty. A day of days. A light man. [Vol.II. Georgina's reasons. A passionate Pilgrim. A landscape-painter. Rose-Agathe. Vol.III. Poor Richard. The last of the Valerii. Master Eustace. The romance of certain old clothes. A most extraordinary case.] Macmillan and Co., 1885. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in volumes two and three; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; dark blue green fine bead grain cloth ruled black on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate; a.e. uncut. Rebacked with cloth matching in colour but not texture, and with the original backstrips laid on; the original end-papers preserved, but strengthened at the joints with matching paper; library label removed from each front cover, with consequent slight damage in one volume; some wear to corners; quarter inch tear in fore-margin of one half-title and one title page; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 1290, listing a copy identically bound; Blanck 10573, listing three bindings, but not this one (which except in colour, however, is identical with Blanck's ‘Binding A'). One of a total printing of only 500 copies. This collection, as such, not published in America.

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JAMES (Henry). Stories revived First Series: The author of ‘Beltraffio.' Pandora. A light man. A day of days. The path of duty. Georgina's reasons. A landscape-painter. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. Pp.[viii]+428; dark green fine bead grain cloth ornamentally banded across the front and spine in black and gilt, banded blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Some wear to cloth of spines and corners; otherwise a very nice copy.

The title-page of this copy bears the publisher's ‘Presentation Copy' stamp, which is significant in view of the fact that it is also a binding variant. Sadleir 1290a, but a variant binding in his ‘American' style used from the 1870s through till at least 1887. Sadleir records only the First Series, as here, but a Second Series was also published, the two volumes being sold separately. Blanck 10759, not noting binding variants. This collection, as such, not published in America.

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JAMES (Henry). Stories revived First Series: The author of ‘Beltraffio.' Pandora. A light man. A day of days. The path of duty. Georgina's reasons. A landscape-painter. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. TOGETHER WITH: Stories revived Second Series: A passionate pilgrim. Rose-Agathe. Poor Richard. The last of the Valerii. Master Eustace. The romance of certain old clothes. A most extraordinary case. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. 2 Vols., complete; blank before half-title and final leaf integral advertisements in second volume; pp.[viii]+428; [viii]+401+[i (blank)]+[ii]; uniform fine bead grain blue green cloth, blocked black, ruled black and gilt on front cover and spine, blocked and ruled blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat, barely visible restorations to cloth of spines; otherwise a very nice pair.

Sadleir 1290a, recording only the first series; Blanck 10759 and 10760. The first two volume edition. This collection, as such, not published in America.

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JAMES (Henry). A little tour In France. Authorized edition. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1885. Roy.16mo, printed in half-sheets; half-title lacking; navy blue rough buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered white on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; blue and white head and tail bands; buff end-papers, sewn in behind first and last gatherings. Apart from the cleanly excised half-title page, and some light foxing of the end-papers, a fine copy.

Blanck 10574, a ‘tentative' entry ‘made on the basis of incomplete copies and known reprints.' Blanck lists the title only as issued in printed paper wrappers. Tauchnitz did habitually, however, issue a small number of copies of at least many titles in good quality hard covers at a higher price. The present copy has every appearance of being one of these. The verso of the title-page contains a brief note by James dated ‘London: May, 1885', some nine months after the printing of the American edition.

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JAMES (Henry). The Bostonians. A Novel. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1886. 3 Vols.; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two, 4pp. at end of volume three; dark blue-green fine bead grain cloth, ruled black on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Neatly recased, preserving the original end-papers, which have been strengthened with matching paper at the joints; slight bruising of corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 1265; Blanck 10575. Precedes the American edition. In the course of recasing volume three the binder has in error reversed the boards, so that the blind ruling now appears on the front board in this volume.

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JAMES (Henry). The Madonna of the future And other tales. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; ivory boards, printed on sides and spine in black and red; lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Spine minutely chipped at extreme head and tail; margins of prelims., and edges, very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

First ‘yellowback' edition, being the third English, and second English one volume, edition. Not listed in Blanck or Sadleir, and presumably, therefore rather scarce. Two of these stories were not collected in America until 1920.

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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.

JAMES (Henry). The Reverberator. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1888. 2 Vols., Globe 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; 4pp. commercial advertisements headed ‘Day's Library Advertiser' preserved between the front end-papers in each volume; dark steel blue buckram ruled gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; black coated end-papers; a.e. uncut. Rebacked with matching cloth, the original backstrips being laid on; end-papers preserved, but strengthened at the joints with matching paper; slight marginal staining on two leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 1285; Blanck 10582. Precedes the American edition. The printing consisted of only 500 copies. Robert Gathorne-Hardy's copy with his bookplate on the front end-paper of volume one.

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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.

JAMES (Henry). The Reverberator. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Final blank; royal blue fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Spine slightly dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck 10763, but a variant, Blanck's copy being blocked in gilt, black, and blind, and with a publisher's catalogue at end dated April 1888. The volume was not published until August. The first English one volume edition.

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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.

JAMES (Henry). The Aspern papers. Louisa Pallant. The modern warning. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1888. 2 Vols., Globe 8vo; blank precedes half-title in volume one; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; dark steel blue buckram ruled gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; black coated end-papers; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; back cover of volume one with extensive light damp-staining; one end-paper cracking; otherwise a nice set.

Sadleir 1262; Blanck 10584 (correcting Edel and Laurence p.80 entry). Precedes the first American edition. The printing consisted of 650 copies.

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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.

JAMES (Henry). The Aspern papers. Louisa Pallant. The modern warning. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1888. 2 Vols., Globe 8vo; blank precedes half-title in volume one; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; dark steel blue buckram ruled gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; black coated end-papers; a.e. uncut. Rebacked with matching cloth, the original backstrips being laid on; covers varnished; end-papers preserved, but strengthened at the joints with matching paper; library label removed from each front cover, with consequent slight damage in one volume; corners bruised; internally a nice copy.

Sadleir 1262; Blanck 10584 (correcting Edel and Laurence p.80 entry). Precedes the first American edition. The printing consisted of 650 copies. The binder responsible for rebacking the volumes seems unfortunately to have taken as his model the spring-back file: offered cheaply, therefore, as a working copy.

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