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.

[JAMES (Henry).]. Soldiers Three. Setting forth certain passages in the lives And adventures of privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd With other stories. By Rudyard Kipling. With a critical introduction by Henry James. Leipzig: Heinemann and Balestier Limited, 1891. 16mo, printed and signed in half sheets; half/series title; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October, 1891 on text paper; later quarter cloth, paper spine label lettered by hand. Fine copy.

Blanck 10765. Issued as volume No.59 of The English Library. The original wrappers have not here been preserved. A peculiarity of the make-up of the volume is that the final gathering of text contains nine leaves, the last having been printed as part of the second gathering, the which in consequence is one leaf short.

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[JAMES (Henry).]. Alphonse Daudet: Port Tarascon. The Last Adventures Of the Illustrious Tartarin Translated By Henry James Illustrated By Rossi, Myrbach, Montegut, Bieler And Montenard. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, 1891. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October, 1889; blue green bevelled buckram, pictorially blocked and with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, pictorially blocked black and silver on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; green coated end-papers. Spine faded, boards very slightly marked and rubbed; tissue foxed, with a little light offsetting onto facing leaves; minimal foxing of some extreme fore-edges; a nice copy, internally near-fine.

Edel and Laurence B6B; Blanck, p.10766. Includes an 8pp. Preface by James. The first English edition.

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JAMES (Henry). The lesson of the master; The marriages; the pupil; Brooksmith; The solution; Sir Edmund Orme. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Post 8vo; crimson buckram, ruled blind on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with Times Bookclub device, black on spine. End-papers embrowned; two small rubber stamps on verso of front end-paper, with some staining through; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue, apparently issued simultaneously with the New York issue, but in the remainder, Times Bookclub, binding. 2,000 copies were printed in all, divided between the English and American issues. Edel and Laurence, A36b; Blanck, 10596 listing the first two issues of the book, but failing to record this one.

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JAMES (Henry). The real thing And other tales. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1893. Final blank; pp.[x]+275+[iii]; publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end (last page blank), dated January, 1893; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated green; blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine a trifle worn at head, and with small, barely visible restoration at tail; end-papers renewed at an early date with white paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10600; Edel and Laurence, A36b. First edition, English issue. Printed in America, and one of a total printing of 2,000 copies divided between the American and English issues. Both issues were apparently made simultaneously, though the London issue bears a copyright notice dated 1892, the American issue one dated 1893. Sadleir, 1284, erroneously stating that the American ‘edition' had precedence; Wolff, 3578.

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JAMES (Henry). The real thing And other tales. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1893. Half-title excised before binding; final blank; pp.[ii]-[x]+275+[iii]; all edges cut; poor quality white end-papers; pink linen-effect buckram, ruled black on front cover, ruled, lettered, and with Times book club device, all black on spine. Cloth of spine a trifle faded and lettering slightly rubbed; end-papers lightly embrowned with offsetting onto facing page; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue, but a later re-issue of the original sheets made c.1905 for ‘The Times Bookclub' and specially bound for them. Printed in America. Given that the total printing consisted of only 2,000 copies divided between America and England, this remainder issue must have been fairly small. The book appears to have been published originally in England and America simultaneously, though the London issue bears a copyright notice dated 1892, the American issue one dated 1893. The present issue is not recorded by Blanck, Edel and Laurence, Sadleir, or Wolff.

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JAMES (Henry). The private life: The wheel of time, Lord Beaupre, The visits, collaboration, Oweb Wingrave. London, James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45, Albemarle Street, W., 1893. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' on recto precedes half-title; printer's device and imprint on final page; pp.[viii]+331+[i]; vertically fine-ribbed dull blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Near-fine copy of a difficult title.

Edel, A39a; Blanck, 10602. Precedes the American edition. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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JAMES (Henry). The Other House. In Two Volumes. William Heinemann, 1896. 2 Vols; blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, at end of each volume; pp.[iv]+206+[ii]; [iv]+202+[ii]; diagonally-fine-ribbed turquoise cloth, blocked blind on front cover, with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Library label removed from each front cover, leaving faint traces; slight wear to spines and corners, and gilt dulled on spines; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir despite his claim to have "a complete collection of the fiction of Henry James published earlier in England than in America" before 1900; Edel and Laurence A47: the first issue and one of 600 copies; Blanck, 10620. Edel and Laurence state that the American edition appeared nearly three weeks later; Blanck records that "a letter from Henry James...indicates that the London and the New York editions were published simultaneously. Contemporary trade notices suggest that the London edition may have [been] issued a few days prior to New York." Blanck also records, however, an unpublished American copyright printing which would surely have been unnecessary if publication in America had been simultaneous or very nearly so.

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JAMES (Henry). The Spoils of Poynton. London: William Heinemann, 1897. Title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. undated catalogue at end; pp.[iv]+286+[ii (verso blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed chalk blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked with art nouveau design of irises, blind, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine slightly darkened; small chip from lower fore-corner of title leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1289; Wolff, 3583; Edel & Laurence, A48a; Blanck, 10622: the first binding, later copies having a design of tulips on the front cover. 2,000 copies in all were printed. Precedes the American edition by two days. The first book written by Henry James after he moved to Rye.

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JAMES (Henry). In the cage. London, Duckworth and Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. 16pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.[iv]+187+[i (blank)]+[xvi]; coarse unbleached linen, blocked with publisher's motto device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut. Scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy of a difficult title.

The correct first printing, later copies being differently bound and lacking the advertisements: the prelims. in the present copy were evidently printed conjugate with the last six leaves of the advertisements, completing the sheet; in the second printing they were printed together with the last six leaves of text. Apparently in fact an advance copy: without a review slip, but with a Compliments slip from the Editor of The New English Weekly loosely laid in, suggesting to our mind that it was being sent to a reviewer. Blanck, 10631, listing it after the American edition, and suggesting that it might have been published simultaneously - which is odd in view of the publication data given which appears to show clearly that though the American edition was deposited for copyright purposes on the day the English edition was published, it was not itself published until September, whilst the present English edition was published on August 8th. A very early Duckworth title.

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JAMES (Henry). In the cage. London, Duckworth and Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. 16pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.[iv]+187+[i (blank)]+[xvi]; coarse unbleached linen, blocked with publisher's motto device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut. Minute, barely visible, restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine; cloth of spine very slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy of a difficult title.

The correct first printing, later copies being differently bound and lacking the advertisements: the prelims. in the present copy were evidently printed conjugate with the last six leaves of the advertisements, completing the sheet; in the second printing they were printed together with the last six leaves of text. Blanck, 10631, listing it after the American edition, and suggesting that it might have been published simultaneously - which is odd in view of the publication data given which appears to show clearly that though the American edition was deposited for copyright purposes on the day the English edition was published, it was not itself published until September, whilst the present English edition was published on August 8th. A very early Duckworth title.

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[JAMES (Henry).]. Impressions By Pierre Loti. With an introduction by Henry James. Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster, 1898. Double f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved title-page printed in red and black, with tissue guard; woodcut initial letters; final blank; quarter vellum, white-flecked light green linen sides blocked pictorially dark green and gold, lettered dark green on front cover, gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Vellum marked, cloth very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed at The Guild Press, Birmingham. Edel and Laurence, B17; Blanck 10635. The first of four issues. James's Introduction has never been reprinted. Edel and Laurence describe the volume as Imperial l6mo. The gatherings are unsigned, but it is certainly an 8vo.

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[JAMES (Henry).]. Impressions By Pierre Loti. With an introduction by Henry James. Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster, 1898. Double f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved title-page printed in red and black, with tissue guard; woodcut initial letters; final blank; quarter vellum,green linen-grain cloth sides, pictorially blocked dark green and gilt, lettered dark green, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Vellum marked and cloth very slightly so; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed at The Guild Press, Birmingham. Edel and Laurence, B17; Blanck 10635/A. The first of four issues, in quarter vellum, but a variant blocked in green and gilt rather thablack and gilt as described by Wolff. James's Introduction has never been reprinted. Edel and Laurence describe the volume as Imperial l6mo. The gatherings are unsigned, but it is certainly an 8vo.

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[JAMES (Henry).]. Impressions By Pierre Loti. With an introduction by Henry James. Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster, 1898. Double f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved title-page printed in red and black; woodcut initial letters; final blank; pale-green-flecked mid-green linen blocked pictorially, ruled, and lettered black on front cover, blocked and lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine and fore-edges of covers very slightly darkened; end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise near fine.

Printed at The Guild Press, Birmingham. Edel and Laurence, B17; Blanck 10635/D. The last of four issues: in full cloth, and with the spine imprint reading ‘Constable/London' instead of ‘Constable/Westminster' as in the third issue. James's Introduction has never been reprinted. Edel and Laurence describe the volume as Imperial l6mo. The gatherings are unsigned, but it is certainly an 8vo.

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JAMES (Henry). The awkward age. William Heinemann, 1899. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘*' on recto precedes half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; pp.[2]+vi+414+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed deep turquiose cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked blind with a pattern of irises on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight darkening of spine, and gilt on spine a trifle rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 10637: the first state of the binding (blocked with irises instead of tulips as in later copies) and Blanck's state A of the catalogue (having ‘The Nigger of the "Narcissus"' advertisement on the final page). Apparently issued simultaneously with the American edition. Connolly, Modern Movement, 12.

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JAMES (Henry). The awkward age. William Heinemann, 1899. Initial blank and half-title not called for in this issue; title-page printed wholly in black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iii]-vi+414+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed deep turquiose cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight darkening of spine, and edges of covers a little bruised; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 10637. In our experience the scarcest of the three variants of this volume, printed on wove instead of laid paper, with only two leaves of prelims. instead of four, with the title-page printed wholly in black instead of in black and red, the date in arabic figures instead of Roman ones, the binding wholly without blind blocking instead of being blocked on the back cover with the publisher's monogram and on the front cover with with irises (as in the first state of the usual issue), or tulips (as in the second state), and without the publisher's catalogue present in the other issues. Blanck describes this as a Colonial issue - which suggests that it may have been printed earlier than the usual English issues, Colonial issues being frequently printed first in order that they might be available at their destination as close to the English publication date as possible. Some copies of this issue, however, appear to have been made available in England as a remainder, for the present copy bears the small label of ‘The Times Book Club' on the back paste-down: suggesting an issue date for this copy not earlier than 1905. The first English edition (and, by intention, the Colonial edition) were apparently issued simultaneously with the American edition. Connolly, Modern Movement, 12.

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JAMES (Henry). The soft side. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1900. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+391+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated October 1900; moiré vertically fine-ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Barely visible restoration to cloth at head of spine; light dampstaining of front cover; some foxing of first two gatherings; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of David Garnett, with his small bookplate on the front paste-down: listed as item 1873 in Michael Hosking's 1983 Catalogue of Garnett's library, with Hosking's ‘Bookplate 3'. Edel and Laurence, A54; Blanck, 10640: published August 30th, 1900. The American edition, though listed first by Blanck on the basis of a copyright deposit record dated August 23rd (and which may have related to a no longer extant proof), appears not to have been published until October. Copies of the English edition are also known without a catalogue and with catalogues dated August, and November.

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JAMIESON (Jane H.). Mr. Mackenzie's Wedding. A Short Chronicle of Colston. Edinburgh, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1893. Narrow post 8vo; frontispiece by Lucien Davis on verso of half-title; full-page illustration signed JF on verso of fly-title to second story; scarlet buckram lettered silver on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram silver on spine. Very slight dulling of spine, but a near-fine copy.

Besides the title-story, includes ‘Colonel Elphinstone's Wooing', a further ‘Colston Chronicle'.

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JANE (Fred. T.). The Port guard ship: A romance of the present day navy. In one volume. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1900. Navy blue buckram lettered white on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight patchy fading of spine; back paste-down badly scuffed by removal of label; some light foxing and dusting; a good copy only.

Not in Wolff.

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JANIN (M. Jules). Prosper Chavigni And Letitia Laferti; Or, Le chemin de traverse. From the French Of M. Jules Janin. Published by J. Clements, Little Pulteney Street, N.D. [1841, but this issue: 1842]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; cancel title-page (on thinner paper); twenty half-page wood-engravings in text; pp.iv+172; modern card wrappers. A very nice copy.

Issued originally stabbed, by B.D. Cousins, 18, Duke-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, twenty-two penny numbers in twenty-one, the prelims. being issued with the final number; also, as is printed on the backs of the gatherings (and just visible here on two slightly mis-folded inner margins), "in Parts at Sixpence, With a neat Wrapper", the present copy having, on the evidence of the stab-holes, been issued originally by Clements, with the cancel title leaf here present, in volume form (presumably also in a wrapper, now discarded). Clements also provided the volume with a new title, the original having been ‘The Cross Roads: A Romance of Real Life', this being the running title from No.5 onwards, that to the first four numbers being simply ‘The Cross Roads' both on left and right hand pages. Summers, p.600, lists it under this last title as having been issued in 1841, which we presume to have been the date on the original title page. The authorship he ascribes to W.T. Haley, who was in fact almost certainly the translator. Since Summers gives no further details, he had not seen a copy, and was listing it merely from a reference. It is not in Block or Wolff. Sadleir did not have a copy, but lists it under 3757a, Postscript, as having been again re-issued by Clements as part of Vol.V. of ‘The Romancist, and Novelist's Library'. He fails to note the cancel title leaf.

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JANVIER (Thomas A.). Color Studies (Reprinted from "The Century Magazine"). Bickers & Son, 1 Leicester Square, 1886. Super roy.8vo in half sheets; text-paper binder's blank before half-title; integral blank, followed by text-paper binder's blank at end; grey buckram, blocked blue, brown, gilt, and black, lettered brown and blue, embossed with lettering gilt on gilt, on front cover, blocked brown, gilt, and blue, lettered gilt and blue, on spine; t.e. burnished yellow; white head and tail bands. Spine very slightly darkened; poor quality paper with very slight marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

The scarce first English edition of the author's first book. Published in America on September 19th, 1885, and issued in England in March 1886. The present volume was almost certainly printed and bound in America, and may in fact be really the first edition, English issue, printed along with the American first edition, but dated ahead, the collation being the same, except that the last leaf is here blank, the final gathering consisting of six leaves instead of the eight of that issued in America, in which the last three carry publisher's advertisements. According to Blanck, who does not seem to have located a copy of the English edition, 1,000 copies of the first edition were printed. V. Blanck 10833. Blanck notes no textual errors. The present copy has the reading ‘but' for ‘put' at l.21 on p.76. Stories of artist life, set in Greenwich Village.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). Hodge and his masters. In two volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; 4pp. integral advertisements (signed ‘Y') at end of volume two; pp.[ii]+[x]+359+[i (blank)]; [viii]+312+[iv]; dark olive brown fine pebble grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked black, and pictorially gilt within gilt ruled box, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Very small, neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of joints; first and last few leaves and edges a little foxed; otherwise a nice, crisp, copy, in effect, apart from the slight foxing, fine.

Wolff, 3620; Sadleir, 1309, describing the end-papers as black, which in other copies we have seen they have been. Sadleir notes this as one of a very few multi-deckers in which the blocking on the covers is not uniform: the front cover of volume one bearing a scene of horse-ploughing, that of volume two the depiction of a traction engine.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). Hodge and his masters. In two volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; 4pp. integral advertisements (signed ‘Y') at end of volume two; pp.[ii]+[x]+359+[i (blank)]; [viii]+312+[iv]; dark olive brown fine pebble grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked black, and pictorially gilt within gilt ruled box, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of spine; end-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting onto facing leaves; slight, light, scuffing of end-papers; otherwise a nice, crisp, copy.

Wolff, 3620; Sadleir, 1309. Sadleir notes this as one of a very few multi-deckers in which the blocking on the covers is not uniform: the front cover of volume one bearing a scene of horse-ploughing, that of volume two the depiction of a traction engine.

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JENKINS (Edward, M.P.). The devil's chain. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 34 Paternoster Row, London, 1876. Globe 8vo; pp.[xii]+276; red-brown diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered red-brown through black or gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and red-brown-through-gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated caramel. A very good copy.

First printing: apparently on of 7,000 copies. Sadleir, 1320; Wolff, 3635. Sadleir regrets his failure to find most of Jenkins' books.

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JENKINS (Edward, M.P.). The devil's chain. 10th thousand. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 34 Paternoster Row, London, 1876. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece by W. Dalziell after J.B. [?Mrs. J. Blackburn]; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xxiv]+276+[iv]; red-brown diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered red-brown through black or gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and red-brown-through-gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark caramel; binder's ticket of ‘Seton, Bookbinder, Edinburgh' on back paste-down (Ball, 78C), which is interesting since the book was both printed and published in London. Front end-papers a little marked and scuffed by removal of bookplates; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Includes a fourteen page author's Preface to the Tenth Thousand, here first printed. Though denominated ‘10th thousand' on the title-page, the new Preface makes clear that this printing comprises the eighth to the tenth thousand, for "The public has bought seven thousand in five weeks, and demands three thousand more." The frontispiece was not included in the first edition. Neither Sadleir nor Wolff record this edition, though Wolff 3635a records two later editions with this Preface. The binding is the same as for the first edition, apart from the exact shade of the end-papers.

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JEPSON (Edgar). Sibyl Falcon. Tower Publishing Company Limited, 95, Minories, E.C., 1895. Copyrighted Abroad) (All Foreign Rights Reserved Short demy 8vo; half-tone fronticepiece and seven plates by Harold Piffard; pp.viii+316; diagonally fine ribbed vermilion cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover (‘SIBYL FALCON / BY E.JEPSON' over picture of a full-rigged sailing-ship within a single-rule frame), blocked (pictorially and with two ‘rope' rules at head and tail), lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine (title in two lines, short rule, author's surname, and ‘ILLUSTRATED' just below the middle point); a.e.g.; end-papers coated deep lemon yellow. Small spot on front cover, some light mottling of back cover; light foxing of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy of rather a delicately constructed book. Scarce.

A swashbuckling and rather gruesome tale of piracy set in the West Indies, a woman taking a full part in all the action. The author's first book under his own name, preceded only by the pseudonymous Sir Jones (published as by ‘Jean F. Darrell Poges'). Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3657, recording a different issue both of the text and the binding, the title-page bearing a sub-title not present in this copy: ‘A study in romantic morals', the publisher's address being without the number, the postal district being given as E. instead of E.C., as here, and with two integral leaves of advertisements at end, the last gathering consisting of eight leaves instead of six as here (in the present copy 20.1 and 2 being single insets, quite certainly as issued); the binding being of ‘smooth cloth blocked and lettered in black and gold on front, blocked and lettered in gold on spine', the end-papers being [?coated] cream, and the edges, apparently, plain not gilt. Since the title-page in the present copy has the ‘C.' slightly too heavy, and evidently an addition, and this, perhaps an unauthorised correction by the printer, may have been the reason for the cancel (The Minories is in fact ‘E.C.' but Tower never used the ‘C.' on their title-pages). The absence of the sub-title in the present issue may be another reason for the cancel, since the book was advertised as having title and sub-title, and so appears in the English Catalogue of Books. The use of the word ‘morals' may have been an afterthought, added after the reviews: a contemporary pencilled note on the front end-paper here, erased but still just visible, records the owner's opinion that the book is ‘a form of pornography'. In the present copy the spine bears an illustration in place of the publisher's imprint and device, and the title-page is conventionally set instead of eccentically, whilst the binding is at once more expensive and more restrained than that of the issue more usually seen. All three points differentiate this copy from not only the usual issue but from the general run of Tower publications, and we suspect it of being a trial copy (perhaps part of a small advance printing made for review: an advance notice of ‘The Outlaws of the Air' by George Griffith on the penultimate page of the advertisements suggests that Tower operated in this way). An copy identical to the present one has been reported, but in blue rather than vermilion cloth.

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JEPSON (Edgar). Sibyl Falcon: A study . . . In romantic Morals . . . . By Edgar Jepson. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. London: Tower Publishing Company Limited . . . . 95, Minories, E. 1895 . . . All Rights Reserved. Short demy 8vo; cancel title leaf mounted on a stub; half-tone fronticepiece and seven plates by Harold Piffard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+316+[iv]; vermilion buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked gilt, lettered black-outlined gilt, on front cover (medallion portrait of the heroine, some assorted crossed weaponry, and a good deal of more or less meaningless conventionalised ornamentation, within a heavy black frame), ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt on spine (plain rule at head and tail, title near head, author's initial and name just below mid-point, publisher's device and imprint near tail); plain edges; creamy-white end-papers. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; gilt of publisher's device and imprint a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

A swashbuckling and rather gruesome tale of piracy set in the West Indies, a woman taking a full part in all the action. The author's first book under his own name, preceded only by the pseudonymous Sir Jones (published as by ‘Jean F. Darrell Poges'). Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3657, not mentioning the title leaf being a cancel, and not noting the number in the publisher's address, but otherwise apparently recording the same issue as this, apart from the end-papers which he describes as ‘cream'. Another issue exists with an integral title-page not bearing the sub-title, not mentioning the illustrator's name, giving the postal address as ‘E.C.' rather than ‘E.', and with ‘Copyrighted Abroad] [All Foreign Rights Reserved' in the left and right corner at the tail instead of ‘All Rights Reserved' at the right hand corner opposite the last line of the publisher's address, without the two integral leaves of advertisements at end, the last gathering consisting of six leaves instead of eight as here (20.1 and 2 being there both single insets); the binding being of diagonally fine ribbed vermilion cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover (‘SIBYL FALCON / BY E.JEPSON' over picture of a full-rigged sailing-ship within a single-rule frame), blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine, a.e.g., and end-papers coated deep lemon yellow. The design of the binding in the two issues is entirely different. The present copy has the appearance of being a usual Tower book, whilst the other does not, and we can only suspect that the diagonally fine-ribbed binding was a trial, perhaps used only on an advance printing destined for review. We cannot satisfactorily account for the absence of advertisement leaves in what appears to be the earlier issue. According to the English Catalogue of Books, this title was issued in September 1895. The British Library deposit copy agrees with the present one, but the accession date is ‘18 FE 96'.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog). Illustrations by A. Frederics. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1889. Issued without true end-papers, [1].1 and 21.8 serving as paste-downs, leaf [1].2 being the half-title page, blank on verso; [1].1 verso, 21.6 verso, 21.7, 21.8 recto being advertisements; pp.[viii]+315+[v]; grey-green buckram, lettered, ruled, and blocked pictorially black on front cover, spine lettered and with publisher's device in gilt. Very slight marking of covers; cloth of spine a little creased; ownership inscription dated 1890 on upper portion of half-title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as Volume I. of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. The scarce second issue, without the number in the publisher's address on the title-page, but with the number present in the address on the pastedowns. The illustration on p.20 is in the earliest, un-retouched state, in which the setting sun appears as visible in the sky, but the block is somewhat worn. The gilt blocking on the spine falls vertically within an area measuring 163mm. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog). Illustrations by A. Frederics. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1889. Issued without true end-papers, [1].1 and 21.8 serving as paste-downs, leaf [1].2 being the half-title page, blank on verso; [1].1 verso, 21.6 verso, 21.7, 21.8 recto being advertisements; pp.[viii]+315+[v]; yellowish grey-green buckram, lettered, ruled, and blocked pictorially black on front cover, spine lettered and with publisher's device in gilt. Cloth of spine very rubbed and dull and slightly worn at extremities, with small neat restorations at extreme head and tail bands; a little light dusting and marking in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume I. of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. The scarce second issue, without the number in the publisher's address on the title-page, but with the number present in the address on the pastedowns. The illustration on p.20 is in the earliest, un-retouched state, in which the setting sun appears as visible in the sky, but the block is somewhat worn. The gilt blocking on the spine falls vertically within an area measuring 157mm. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog). Illustrations by A. Frederics. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1889. Issued without true end-papers, [1].1 and 21.8 serving as paste-downs, leaf [1].2 being the half-title page, blank on verso; [1].1 verso, 21.6 verso, 21.7, 21.8 recto being advertisements; pp.[viii]+315+[v]; grey-green buckram, lettered, ruled, and blocked pictorially black on front cover, spine lettered and with publisher's device in gilt. Ownership inscription on fore-margin of front paste-down; name removed from upper margin of title-page leaving slight thinning; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume I. of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. Late issue, the illustration on p.20 in the third, re-touched, state, in which the setting sun does not appear as visible in the sky. The gilt blocking on the spine falls vertically within an area measuring 163mm. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the dog). Illustrations by A. Frederics. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1889. Issued without true end-papers, [1].1 and 21.8 serving as paste-downs, leaf [1].2 being the half-title page, blank on verso; [1].1 verso, 21.6 verso, 21.7, 21.8 recto being advertisements; pp.[viii]+315+[v]; grey-green buckram, lettered, ruled, and blocked pictorially black on front cover, spine lettered and with publisher's device in gilt. A nice copy.

Issued as Volume I. of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series'. Late issue, the illustration on p.20 in the third, re-touched, state in which the setting sun does not appear as visible in the sky. The gilt blocking on the spine falls vertically within an area measuring 161mm. The series advertisements at the end list titles to volume XLII. - which dates this issue to 1901. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Diary of a Pilgrimage (And six essays.) With upwards of One Hundred and Twenty Illustrations By G.G. Fraser. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [1891]. Blank precedes half-title page; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[2]+[vi]+[7]-306; old cream buckram, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, black, on front cover, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Slight rubbing and marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume III in Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series. The first binding, with the series name on the front cover instead of the print order; but with an initial blank (instead of an integral advertisement leaf serving as paste-down) before the half-title; with the last gathering consisting of two leaves (a conjugate pair bearing text) instead of the eight leaves (two bearing text, the rest advertisements, the last serving as paste-down), and with unprinted white true end-papers. The leaves are also slightly larger than is usual, being trimmed to 186mm x 124mm as against the usual 182 - 185mm x 122mm, p.305 does not bear a signature mark, and the printer's imprint at the foot of p.306 is terminated, correctly, by a full stop instead of the comma of the regular issue. The gatherings appear to have been printed on paper of slightly varying quality, and the type has in some places been very much over-inked - both of which features might tend to suggest that it is either a bound proof or an advance copy - though if this be the case there are puzzling aspects to the typography - as for example considerable type damage to the last line on p.147, or to the heading, page number, and last line on p.284. We have never seen another copy thus, and if it were not for the first state binding would consider it to be a very late issue.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Diary of a Pilgrimage (And six essays.) With upwards of One Hundred and Twenty Illustrations By G.G. Fraser. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [1891]. Advertisement leaf serving as pastedown precedes half-title page; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 12pp. integral publisher's catalogue at end, the last leaf serving as paste-down; true end-papers not called for; pp.[2]+vi+[7]-306+11+[i]; old cream buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. One or two very minor faults, but a near-fine copy.

With the author's signed holograph inscription at the head of the first page of text, and the ownership signature of, presumably, the recipient, on a large upper corner of the title-page. In our experience volumes inscribed by Jerome K. Jerome are uncommon. Issued as Volume III in Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series, though the series number is nowhere given in the volume. The advertisements include the first two titles only - not listed, however, as though they are part of a series.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Diary of a Pilgrimage (And six essays.) With upwards of One Hundred and Twenty Illustrations By G.G. Fraser. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [1891]. Advertisement leaf serving as pastedown precedes half-title page; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 12pp. integral publisher's catalogue at end, the last leaf serving as paste-down; true end-papers not called for; pp.[2]+vi+[7]-306+11+[i]; old cream buckram, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, black, on front cover, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Slight rubbing and marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume III in Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series, though the series number is nowhere given in the volume. The advertisements include the first two titles only - not listed, however, as though they are part of a series.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Novel notes. With illustrations by J. Gulich, A.S. Boyd, Hal Hurst, Louis Wain, Geo. Hutchinson, Miss Hammond, J. Greig, and others. 1893, Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 50 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. Frontispiece with tissue guard; numerous illustrations in text; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; biscuit brown buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine. Very slight pressure marking of back cover; spine and adjacent edge of back cover a trifle faded; tissue lightly foxed; otherwise a very fine copy. Scarce thus.



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JEROME (Jerome K.). Novel notes. With illustrations by J. Gulich, A.S. Boyd, Hal Hurst, Louis Wain, Geo. Hutchinson, Miss Hammond, J. Greig, and others. 1893, Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 50 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. Frontispiece on text-paper; numerous illustrations in text; 12pp. integral advertisements at end, the last leaf serving as paste-down; pp.[xvi (including frontispiece)]+292+[xii]; biscuit brown buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine. A little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce thus.



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JEROME (Jerome K.). The Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1898. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+360; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue on text-paper, at end; dull yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. Three men on The bummel. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, N.D. [1900]. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; pp.328; vertically ribbed dark red cloth, blocked and lettered scarlet, mainly on blind panel, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, and with blind panel, on spine. Fine copy.

With the author's signed holograph inscription at the head of the first page of text, and the ownership signature of the original owner on a large upper corner of the title-page. In our experience volumes inscribed by Jerome K. Jerome are uncommon. Issued as Volume XXXVI of Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series, a fact noted on the spine and the verso of the title leaf.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. Three men on The bummel. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, N.D. [1900]. Frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper; frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.328; vertically ribbed dark red cloth, blocked and lettered scarlet, mainly on blind panel, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, and with blind panel, on spine. Tissue embrowned, with slight offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume XXXVI of Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series, a fact noted on the spine and the verso of the title leaf.

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JERROLD (Douglas). The Chronicles of Clovernook; With some account of The Hermit of Bellyfulle. London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1846. F'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece by Kenny Meadows, on plate paper; 2pp. advertisements precede half-title page; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, blindstamped on the sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; yellow coated end-papers. Cloth worn through at extreme head and tail of front joint; a very little very light dusting here and there; otherwise a near fine copy.



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JERROLD (Douglas). The Chronicles of Clovernook; With some account of The Hermit of Bellyfulle. London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1847. F'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece by Kenny Meadows, on plate paper; 2pp. advertisements precede half-title page; pp.[viii]+183+[i (printer's imprint)]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; yellow coated end-papers. Cloth frayed at extreme head- and tail- bands; small ink-mark on spine; extreme fore-edge of plate damp-marked; a little very light pencil scoring here and there (v. note); otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed thirteen word holograph inscription on the front end-paper to the publisher Charles Knight. The faint scoring (in lead pencil) is presumably Knight's. The second edition of a title issued originally in 1846. Besides the title story, the present edition contains five Essays: "Folly of the Sword", "Elizabeth and Victoria", "The Order of Poverty", "A Gossip at Reculvers", and "The Old Man at the Gate".

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JERROLD (Douglas). The Brownrigg papers. By Douglas Jerrold. Edited by Blanchard Jerrold, Author of "The Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold," etc. With a Coloured Illustration by George Cruikshank. John Camden Hotten, [151B,] Piccadilly, 1860. Half-title not called for; finely hand-coloured frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.vi+[418], the last leaf being a single inset signed EE; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; magenta straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and magenta-through-gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated sea-green. Covers a trifle dull and darkened, and label removed from top edge of front cover, leaving slight traces; otherwise a very nice copy.

Cohn, 436

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JERROLD (W. Blanchard). The Chronicles of the crutch. William Tinsley, 314, Strand, 1860. Half-title not called for; bright purple morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Spine faded, and very slightly worn at head and tail; otherwise a near fine copy. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir, or Block. Sadleir 3602 erroneously lists the Ward & Lock yellow back of 1861 as the first edition. That, besides being later, may not in fact reproduce the entire contents of the present copy, since according to Sadleir the title-page bears the legend "Reprinted from Household Words." According to the author's Preliminary Word in our copy, some of the papers are here "printed for the first time."

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JESSOP (A., D.D., Hon. Canon in Norwich Cathedral, Hon. Fellow Of Worcester College, Oxford, and Hon. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.). Simon Ryan The Peterite. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1896. Sm.narrow 8vo, printed throughout on Japanese vellum; blank, half-title with series advertisements on verso, leaf advertising books ‘By the same author', and inserted frontispiece by William Horton, with tissue guard, precede title page; pp.[viii]+119+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled Imitation Vellum blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; cream end-papers printed with pattern of fleurs-de-lis in yellow ochre. Paper of spine slightly chipped at head, and neat restoration to front joint; otherwise fine.

Issued at 1s. in ‘Paper' and at 2s. in ‘Imitation Vellum, Gilt Edges, in box', as the third volume in a uniform but unnamed series, the first two volumes of which were ‘Marsena' by Harold Frederic, and ‘The Mystery of McLoughlin Island' by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery. The box is not here present. Neither this title nor the two others listed above are in either Sadleir or Wolff - and this is the only example that we have come across. It is similar in format to the ‘Pseudonym Library', but a trifle smaller, on more expensive paper, and more heavily bound.

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JESSOPP (Augustus, D.D.). Doris. An idyl of Arcady. Published under the direction Of the Tract Committee. S.P.C.K., Northumberland Avenue, W.C., 1892. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.63+[i (blank)]; orange-red buckram, ruled and lettered white on front cover. Very slight rubbing and dusting to cloth; slight foxing to first and last two leaves; a nice copy, nonetheless.

An unusual narrow-format S.P.C.K. publication, the type set to a measure of only 9 ems (about 1 3/8 inches) and almost a parody of the '90s ‘book beautiful'. The Headmaster of the King Edward VI School in Norwich, Jessopp wrote a number of novels, among them "An Antiquary's Ghost Story" (1880) which had a direct influence on his friend M.R. James, the author of "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary." Not in Wolff; British Library and National Library of Scotland copies only on COPAC.

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JEWETT (Sarah Orne). A native of Winby And other tales. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1893. Globe 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+309+[i (blank)]+[ii]; sage green fine linen, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; sage green head and tail bands; end-papers coated maroon. Light pinhead foxing of covers; contemporary inscription on front binder's blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10902. 2,000 copies were printed.

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JEWETT (Sarah Orne). The country Of the pointed firs. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1896. Globe 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf precedes title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+213+[i (blank)]+[ii]; sage green fine linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Virtually fine copy.

Blanck, 10910 variant 1 (the correct first printing, with leaves [1]2,3 inserted conjugate. 2413 copies were issued thus.

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JEWSBURY (Maria Jane). The Three histories: The history of an enthusiast; The history of a nonchalant; The history of a realist. Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, Stationers' Hall Court, 1830. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; dedication leaf, and fly-title to first story, follow title-page; final leaf (probably the label leaf), excised before binding; pp.[iv]+322+[ii (stub)]; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Neatly rebacked with matching paper, the darkened remains of spine label being laid on; boards worn somewhat at corners; end-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; short tear in upper margin of three preliminary leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.123, citing the title from a single bookseller's listing only.

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JOCELYN (Mrs. Robert [Ada M.].). Lady Mary's experiences. A novel. In one volume. London: F.V. White & Co, 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C [sic], 1897. Publisher's 12pp. integral Catalogue at end, not listing this volume; pp.[viii]+300+12; light apple-green sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Slight mottled darkening of back cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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JOCELYN (Mrs. Robert [Ada M.]). Henry Massinger. A novel. F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, 1899. 4pp. integral advertisements at end, included in the pagination; light green linen-patterned cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Poor quality paper, lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise very nice.

Listed by Hubin p.227 as a title of doubtful status. It in fact has no criminous content whatsoever, but is a well written love story, with a sub-plot involving mesmerism and miraculous cures of disease which would just barely qualify it as a fantasy. In this copy the misprint ‘were' for ‘where' occurs in the penultimate line on p.291.

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JOHNSTONE (D. Lawson). Richard Tregellas: A Memoir of his adventures in the West Indies In the year of grace 1781. With sixteen original illustrations by W. Boucher. Edinburgh, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1891. Frontispiece on verso of half-title, other plates on text paper; 7pp. integral advertisements at end; blue green buckram blocked in orange, yellow, brown, and yellow green on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered brown on back cover, lettered brown and brown shadowed gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. brown; white end-papers printed in brown with publisher's device. Spine badly worn at head and tail, corners slightly worn, spine dull and badly rubbed, edges of covers darkened; inscription on half-title page; otherwise a very nice copy.

A long juvenile novel, evidently written very much under the influence of Stevenson.

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JOHNSTONE (David Lawson). The Rebel commodore: Being Memoirs of the earlier adventures Ashore and afloat Of Sir Ascott Dalrymple, Knight of the Bath. Illustrated by W. Boucher. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, 1895. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, all on text-paper, and included in the pagination; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end; pale green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device in black on back cover, blocked pictorially (and somewhat garishly) in brown, scarlet, yellow, blue, gilt, white, and black, lettered black-shadowed gilt, and half black and half black outlined pale green, on front cover, blocked pictorially black, blue, brown, yellow, scarlet, and white, ruled black, lettered black, and gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with buttercup pattern in iron grey. Enamel very slightly rubbed on front cover; name written on blank back of frontispiece, offset onto verso of end-paper, but a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Set largely in eighteenth century Galloway, but dealing also with the exploits of Paul Jones around the British coasts and in the Low Countries. The book provides an excellent example of bad (if expensive) pictorial cover design - almost not to be bettered for its date!

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JONES (H[annah]. M[aria].). The Wedding ring; Or, Married and single. A Domestic Tale. By H.M. Jones, Authoress of Gretna Green, The British Officer, &c. &c. London: Printed by C. Baynes, 13, Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Published by George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, And Bath Street, Bristol, 1824. Narrow demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece and engraved title precede letterpress title; eight plates; Directions to the Binder at foot of last page of text; pp.718; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Leather repaired over front joint, and marbling of boards somewhat faded and dusty; front end-papers neatly strengthened; scattered light foxing and dusting in text; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Not in Wolff. Block, p.145, rather confusingly listing all the works of this author under her later name of Lowndes, gives the publisher, title, and date as here, but adds ‘4 vols.' Virtue did not at this date, if ever, regularly publish multi-deckers, and since the Block entry is from a single bookseller's listing only, we suspect it of having been one volume in four. Summers, p.554, says: "Originally issued in 28 weekly nos. at sixpence each. With superior engravings. G. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. 1824. / Complete edition, 4 vols., Virtue. 1824". The present volume exhibits stab-holes from p.97 onwards, and is numbered in parts as well as signed from p.105, appearing from that point at least to correspond with Summers' first entry, except that it is marked for issue as 30 24pp. nos., not 28. Presumably a later variant of the first issue. Summers' mention of the four volume edition may merely reflect Block.

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