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.

JONES (Hannah Maria). The Strangers Of The glen; Or, The Travellers Benighted. A tale of mystery. London: Printed by C. Baynes, Duke-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields; Published by G. Virtue, Ivy-lane, Paternoster-row; Bath Street [sic], Bristol; and St. Vincent Street [sic], Liverpool: And sold by all booksellers, 1827. Extra cr.8vo in half-sheets; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title precede letterpress title; half-title not called for; seven engraved plates; pp.715+[i (Directions to the Binder)]; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides. Front board detached, marbled paper darkened and chipped; some marking and fingering throughout, but a good copy, nonetheless: a rare edition of a scarce book.

The true first edition. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Summers, pp.81 and 516, listing no edition before 1828; Block, p.145 (under Lowndes), listing only an undated edition as ‘c.1830'. The present edition was issued in thirty twelve page numbers, apparently between c.December 9th 1826 (the date on the frontispiece) and c.29th June 1827. The letterpress title-page lists Jones as the authoress of "‘The Wedding Ring', ‘Gretna Green', ‘The Victim of Fashion', &c. &c."; the engraved title lists her as the author of "‘Wedding Ring', ‘Rosaline Woodbridge', ‘Forged Note', &c. &c.", the publisher's addresses on the engraved title being given as "26, Ivy Lane, & Bath St. Bristol."

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JONES (H[annah]. M[aria].). The Scottish chieftains; Or, The perils of love and war. George Virtue, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; And Bath Street, Bristol, 1831. Lge.post 8vo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece by J. Rogers after H. Corbould, engraved title (giving the author's name in full), letterpress title, and eight plates by Rogers, S. Lacey, T. Phillibrown, etc., after Wageman, J. Hennerley, T.M. Baynes, W. Corbould, H. Gastineau, etc.; pp.882; quarter old rose calf, contrasting spine label, marbled sides. Calf darkened, label slightly chipped, boards rubbed; early ownership inscription on back of frontispiece; short tear in fore-margin of frontispiece, two in fore-margin of engraved title-page, this being strengthened on verso with matching paper; some plates a little damp-stained on margins; a little light dusting and foxing, chiefly of early leaves; in general, however, a nice copy.

Issued in 37 parts, each except the last containing twelve leaves, the last part only four - which suggests that the novel may have been issued as 37 parts in 36. The letterpress title-page, somewhat unusually, was issued with the first part. The publication dates of the engravings range from August 1831 (frontispiece) to June 4, 1832, that being presumably the approximate actual date of completion. Block, p.145; Summers, p.497; not in Wolff.

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JONES (Hannah Maria). The Gipsey girl, Or the Heir of Hazel Dell, A romantic tale. By Hannah Maria Jones. Authoress of Village Scandal - Child of Mystery - Gipsey Mother - Pride of the Village - Emily Moreland - Gretna Green - Rosaline Woodbridge - Scottish Chieftains, &c. &c. &c. Illustrated by beautiful steel engravings. Printed for W. Emans, 31, Cloth Fair, 1836. Demy 8vo, in half-sheets; engraved and letterpress titles; eight plates; half-title not called for; Directions to the Binder at foot of last leaf of text; pp.952; one volume bound in two, the frontispiece and engraved title present in volume one, the letterpress title being used for the second volume, and the plate intended for p.443 utilised as frontispiece; contemporary full mottled calf, gilt. Joints broken, and calf of one spine lacking; a little light foxing and dusting, chiefly of plates; internally in general very nice. As a binding copy.

Not in Wolff. Block, p.145, somewhat confusingly listing all this author's works under her later name of Lowndes, gives the same date, but the publisher as J. & F. Tallis, which looks unlikely. Summers, p.340, lists only an undated edition put out by the London Printing and Publishing Company: we have examined a copy of that edition in the original wrappered parts, and the wrappers carry advertisements for ‘England's Battles by Land and Sea' by Lt.-Col. Williams - a work which would appear to date from the period of the Crimean War. The present copy, which exhibits stab-holes, and is bound up from the parts, is from the same publisher who issued Jones's ‘The Child of Mystery' in the next year. We believe it to represent the correct first.

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JONES (Hannah Maria). The Child of mystery; Or, The cottager's daughter: A Tale of Fashionable Life. By Hannah Maria Jones, Authoress of "The Gipsey Girl; or, the heir of Hazel Dell;" "Village Scandal; or, the gossip's tale," etc. Illustrated with beautiful steel engravings. London: Published by William Emans, 31, Cloth Fair, 1837. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and eight plates; Directions for Placing the Engravings on last page; pp.961+[i]; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides. Back joint apparently repaired, but calf of both slightly cracking; one leaf reinserted at end; a few leaves lightly damp-stained on blank upper margins; otherwise a nice copy, the plates unusually clean and unfoxed.

Bound up from the original 40 twelve page parts, and signed throughout in twelves and fours (except for the last gathering of the final part which has five leaves, that part having in consequence thirteen leaves, the last being a singleton on slightly poorer paper), the letterpress title-page here, exceptionally, being issued with part 1. Summers, pp.81, and 274, in a very brief entry gives the same date, but the publisher as Virtue. Block, p.145, rather confusingly listing all of this author's works under her later name of Lowndes, gives the publisher, from the British Library and two booksellers' entries, as ‘William Evans' - an obvious misprint for Emans. Neither authority mentions the book as having been issued in parts. In the present copy, all the plates are signed Emans, those to the first part being dated 1836, which appears conclusive with regard to precedence, Virtue having presumably reissued the title at a later date. In the present copy, the last word on p.8 reads ‘con' instead of ‘con-': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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JONES (Hannah Maria). The Ruined cottage; Or, The farmer's maid. A Romance of Real Life. London: Published by W.M. Clark, 16, & 17, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, N.D. [c.1850]. Demy 8vo in half sheets except for the first gathering which is full demy 8vo; half-title not called for; single inset title-page printed conjugate with last part; 78 wood-engravings in text, one signed ‘Hextall', the others in his style; pp.[ii]+622; early half-sheep, marbled boards, applied back ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Joints cracked; some scattered light dusting; two gatherings lightly embrowned (v. note); in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Issued weekly in 78 penny numbers, no.2 being "presented gratis" with No.1. A mixed set, consisting mostly of sheets bearing at the spine of each number the publisher's imprint of W.M. Clark, 16 & 17 Warwick-lane, together with a variety of advertisements, and/or the printer's imprint "Printed by G. Lawrence, at the Steam-Press, 29, Farringdon Street, City". Nos.10, 12, 13, 27, 28, 30, 36, 38, 41, 45, 48, 49, 72, 73, 74 do not display visible imprints, whilst nos.9 and 15 are on poorer paper and have different imprints: that of no.9 reading "London:-- Steam-press of G. Lawrence 10, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, and published by W.M. Clark, 17, Warwick Lane", whilst that of no.15 reads "London:-- Steam-press of G. Lawrence. 10, Red Lion -court[sic], Fleet Street: Published by W. Caffyn, 31, Oxford-street, Mile-end". As far as we are aware William Mark Clark did not extend his premises to include no.16 Warwick Lane before at least 1850, and likewise Cockton's The Love Match, advertised on the spine of no.5, appears to have been published by Clark in that year. Further, Clark appears to have both followed the modern practice of calling a reprint an edition only if it contained significant textual alterations, and fairly consistently to have dated his first impressions of new works and new editions of reprinted ones. It appears likely therefore that the present volume consists chiefly of a re-impression of a work originally reprinted for Clark from the same plates as the first edition, that being in fact published by Caffyn, as is indeed the British Library copy. An interesting mixed issue, nonetheless, of a rare title, the Clark impressions being apparently unrecorded, and exemplifying three (or possibly four) different printings all made from the same original type or plates. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; this title not in Block; Summers, p.489 lists this title as "published in 78 penny nos., by William Caffyn, 31 Oxford Street, Mile End. 1847-8"; on p.81, in the Index of Authors, he gives the date as 1846, without giving further details.

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JONES (Hannah Maria). [Engraved title:] Trials of love; Or Woman's reward; By Mrs. H.M. Lowndes (Late Hannah Maria Jones). London, [M‘Gowan [sic] & Co., Printers, 16, Great Windmill Street,] 1849. Sm.demy 8vo in half-sheets; steel-engraved frontispiece, and vignette title by J. Gough after T.H. Jones; other prelims. not present; pp.963+[i (blank)]; contemporary half-calf ruled and lettered gilt on spine, marbled boards. Boards a trifle rubbed; foxing and light uniform embrowning of a few gatherings (the paper quality varies throughout); otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Block, p.145, listing the book from one bookseller's copy only, but giving the extended details: ‘A Romance of Real Life. With plates. London, Printed for the Proprietors, by McGowan, 1849', which may reflect the wording of a printed title not here present. The printer's name in our listing is added from the end of the text. Summers, pp.81 and 537, giving the shorter title as in the present copy. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The present copy was issued in sixty sixteen-page numbers, the last being a double number containing ten leaves (or, possibly, twelve, if further prelims. are allowed for). Some numbers may have been printed on antique toned paper: those that appear embrowned show, at any rate, no sign of brittleness.

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JONES (Hannah Maria). [Engraved title:] Trials of love; Or Woman's reward: A romance of real life, By Mrs. H.M. Lowndes (Late Hannah Maria Jones). London: Printed for the proprietors, By M‘Gowan [sic] & Co., 16, Great Windmill Street, 1851. Sm.demy 8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece, and vignette title by J. Gough after T.H. Jones, and twenty-seven plates; letterpress title followed by Directions for Placing the Engravings; pp.[iv]+963+[i (blank)]; contemporary half-calf ruled gilt on spine, contrasting lettering piece, marbled boards. Boards a trifle rubbed, lettering piece lacking, and calf splitting a little over front joint; some dusting and fingering, and light uniform embrowning of a few gatherings (the paper quality varies throughout); E2, 2G, and 6C3 torn without loss (thie last with old silk-thread repair); short marginal tear in U3 and U4; blank corner torn from Y1, and blank piece torn from fore-margin of 2E3; over all, a good copy, nonetheless. Scarce.

Originally issued, 60 parts in 59, with a title-page dated 1849, the present copy, on the evidence of variations in paper quality, being largely a reissue of that. The final part, however, with which the prelims. were issued, is here certainly a reprint as, unlike the original, it bears no part number. In the present copy also a new plate (‘The Betrayer Betrayed') has been added, as frontispiece, the plate listed as frontispiece in the Directions for Placing the Engravings being bound in to face p.184 (for which it is in fact marked), and the ‘Portrait of Amy Mortimer' listed for p.21 being suppressed. Block, p.145, listing the first issue from one bookseller's copy only, and not mentioning this one; Summers, pp.81 and 537, giving no details beyond the date of the first issue. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Some numbers may have been printed on antique toned paper: those that appear embrowned show, at any rate, no sign of brittleness.

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[JONES (H[annah]. M[aria].).]. Elinor Clare; Or, The haunted oak. By the authoress of the "Cottage Girl," etc., etc. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings. Newsagents' Publishing Company, 147, Fleet Street, 1868. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; thirty-three wood-engraved illustrations in text; 7pp. list of names and addresses of prizewinners in the "Elinor Clare" Prize Drawing competition, followed by one page integral advertisement (for an issue in penny weekly numbers of ‘Jane Shore; Or, The goldsmith's Wife': ‘150,000 copies of No.1 Will be given away With No.92 of the "Boys of England"') at end; magenta bead grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; buff end-papers. Front end-paper lacking; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued in thirty-three penny weekly numbers, the title-leaf being issued with the last number. The present copy was apparently issued as a volume, there being no sign of stab-holes, and the spine bearing the imprint ‘BOYS of ENGLAND / EDITION'. As far as we can discover, the first edition under this title. Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett was the authoress of ‘The Cottage Girl', Hannah Maria Jones the authoress of Jane Shore, though it was frequently attributed to Mrs. Bennett. Summers, p.601, records only an edition of this title published by Edwin J. Brett in 33 numbers as the ‘Cottage Girl' Edition, in 1886, which he describes as being "a reprint under a new title of ‘The Gipsey Chief; or, The Haunted Oak, A Tale Of Other Days.' By Hannah Maria Jones [1841]." It is. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; this title not in the British Library Catalogue.

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KANE (Chaplain James J., United States Navy). Ilian; Or, the Curse of the old South Church Of Boston. A psychological tale of the late civil war. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. London: 10 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1888. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.368; two plates; old mustard buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with a conventional floral pattern in old mustard. Slight hard bubbling of cloth towards top edge of front cover; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front blank. A supposedly true story, involving blockade running and espionage, in which the author appears in propria persona in a subordinate roll. Two of the chapters involve morphia-induced visions, and there is a brief Appendix on narcotics. The author, by the time he wrote this book, was chaplain to the U.S. navy flagship ‘Pensacola', and was written whilst he was on service with it. The gatherings of this volume are signed in three different ways, but it is printed as 8vo. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.35, and 133.

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KARR (Alphonse). The Alain family: A Tale of The Norman coast. Translated from the French Of Alphonse Karr, By Robert Brough. With eight illustrations by Anelay. Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853. Wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page on toned paper, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; six wood-engraved plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+311+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; dark puce very fine dotted line ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Slight general wear to covers; scattered light marking in text; in general a nice copy nonetheless of a scarce title.

The first edition in English. Issued as a volume in ‘The Illustrated Family Novelist' series, and bound (apart from the cloth grain) in standard series style. Not in Sadleir, who lists under 3747 what he says "seem to have been the first fourteen titles" of the series. As these carry him up to 1854, when the imprint changed to ‘Nathaniel Cooke', his list is obviously faulty. The spine of the present copy is lettered, within two circular frames, ‘ILLUSTRATED FAMILY NOVELIST' ‘THE ALAIN FAMILY [RULE] KARR', with, in three lines beneath the elaborate blocking at the foot, ‘LONDON / INGRAM COOKE / & CO.'. Wolff, 3713, records an evidently later copy in sage green morocco cloth, blocked identically on sides, but with the spine lettered ‘with title and word "Illustrated" only'

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[KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH (Sir James, Bart.).]. Scarsdale; Or, Life on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border, Thirty years ago. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1860. 3 Vols., post 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+312; [iv]+320; [iv]+331+[i (blank)]; publisher's 32pp. inserted Catalogue at end of volume three, dated April, 1860; reddish chocolate bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated cream. Labels removed from front end-papers leaving slight marks; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3724. The earlier of Kay-Shuttleworth's two novels, both described by Wolff as "very interesting".

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KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH (Sir James, Bart.). Ribblesdale Or Lancashire sixty years ago. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1874. 3 Vols. bound in one, as issued; half-title present in volume one, not called for in this issue for other volumes; title-page present for each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.viii+274+[ii]+325+[i (blank)]+[ii]+322+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small, almost invisible restoration to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3723, describing the novel as "very interesting". Wolff records only the three volume issue put up for the libraries, which has an integral blank at the end of volumes one and two, excluded here along with the half-titles. It is difficult to regard the present issue as a ‘remainder' - or even as being surely secondary - since the spine bears the price as ‘31/6' the same as the library issue: on this one volume issue, however, the publisher's saved themselves possibly a shilling!

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KEARY (Annie). Oldbury. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1869. 3 Vols., sm.8vo; half-title and Contents leaves lacking in volume one, half-titles lacking in other volumes; quarter roan, alligator grain cloth sides, round corners. Leather worn, and cracked at joints, but bindings strong and sound; early leaves of volume one a little dusty, and some scattered dust-marking elsewhere, mostly light; other very minor faults, but in general the text nice.

Not in Sadleir.

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KEITH (Leslie). In Spite of Herself. In Three Volumes. Richard Bentley & Son, 1892. 3 Vols, post 8vo; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; diagonally fine ribbed deep turquoise cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered blind on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt a little dull on spines; lower third of one front cover a trifle damp-darkened, and corresponding paste-down a trifle wrinkled; light foxing of first and last few leaves in each volume; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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KEITH (Leslie). ‘Lisbeth. In three volumes. Cassell and Company Limited, 1893. 16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements dated 5 G. 8.93, and 5 B. 8.93, at end of each volume, those in volume two following integral blank; pp.[iv]+[234]; [iv]+[232]; [iv]+228; scarlet crushed morocco cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in yellow. Spines dull and gilt somewhat rubbed; cloth worn a little at head and tail of spines, and neat restoration to one joint; slight cracking of some end-papers; a very little scattered foxing; but a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An entertaining and well-written book.

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KEITH (Leslie). "My Bonnie Lady". A novel. London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 and 11 Warwick Lane E.C., 1897. Cr.8vo in half sheets, wire stitched; 28pp. integral advertisements at end, ex 32 (the first and fifth leaves having been excised, apparently before publication); pp.208+[28]; bevelled light yellow-green linen, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered on front cover, and within ruled boxes on spine, all gilt; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine faded, and worn slightly at head and tail; sides a little spotted; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[KELTY (Mary Ann).]. Osmond, A tale. By the author Of "The Favourite of Nature." In three volumes. Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria Lane, 1822. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, not present, and probably not called for in other volumes; pp.iv+312; [ii]+327+[i (blank)]; early green ribbon embossed cloth, calf spine label. Some wear to cloth at head and tail of spines; light embrowning of title-pages; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3745, recording a rebound copy collating as this. The prelims. to all three volumes were almost certainly printed as part of the final gathering of volume two, completing the full sheet, the other volumes containing an exact number of sheets/half-sheets.

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KEMBLE (Frances Anne). Far away and long ago. Richard Bentley and Son, 1889. Tall f'cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+314; diagonally fine ribbed grey-fawn cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; pale cream end-papers, flecked silver, and printed with crazy paving pattern in brown. Spine darkened and gilt oxydised; slight mottled darkening of sides; internally fine.

Wright, III, p.3073. The author's first novel, issued the same year in America (Holt's ‘Leisure Hour Series - No.25'). The English edition represents an entirely different setting of the text, and may, for copyright reasons, have precedence.

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KENN (Cleveden). Down In the Flats; Or Party before Fitness. T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Lge.12mo; blank before half-title; pale grey-green smooth linen, blocked with elaborate sea-wrack design on sides and spine in dark green, ruled and lettered dark green on front cover and spine, and with small floral ornament blocked dark green on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in grey-green. Blocking on sides a little rubbed; some foxing; otherwise a nice copy of an uncommon book.

The format resembles that of the several ‘narrow 8vo' Fisher Unwin series of the nineties, but is somewhat larger. It was not in fact issued as part of any series.

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KENNARD (Mrs. Edward). That pretty little Horse-breaker. A Novel. In three volumes. London: F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1891. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; integral blank at end of volume one; printer's imprint leaf at end of volume three; pp.[viii]+237+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [viii]+244; [viii]+230+[ii]; puce pebble-grain binder's cloth, lettered with short-rule gilt on spine. Cloth of spines slightly faded; two front end-papers and terminal blank in volume one lacking; signature ‘Beveridge' on half-title of volume three; slight dusting and marking passim; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3775, describing the original binding as Chartreuse patterned-sand-grain cloth, with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled black lettered gilt on spine; end-papers [coated] black.

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KENNARD (Mrs. Edward). Morals Of the Midlands: A sporting tale. Hutchinson and Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1899. Pp.432; light green fine linen, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; laid end-papers. Slight fading of spine; poor quality end-papers embrowned and slightly cracking; large corner torn from front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3765.

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KENNARD (Mrs. Edward). Tony Larkin Englishman. Hutchinson & Co, 1900. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+336; mottled pale-green fine linen, lettered red-shadowed dark green, white, and dark green-outlined white on front cover and spine, blocked dark green, red, and white on front cover, dark green on spine. Slight marking of covers; end-papers, facing leaves and edges slightly foxed, and end-papers a little cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3776.

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KENNEDY (H.A.). A man with black Eyelashes. Methuen & Co., 1897. Imprint leaf, followed by 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated November 1896; diagonally fine ribbed slate grey cloth blocked on front cover and spine with an art nouveau design in light grey and green, lettered light grey on front cover, gilt on spine; uncut edges. Cloth a little rubbed at all edges, but not worn; flexion crease in front board; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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KENT (Mrs. George Elliott). Darkened at noontide. W. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., Paternoster Row, 1883. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.315+[i (advertisements - v.note)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed grey-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and elaborately blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, spine with short rule gilt; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with (?)bamboo and fern frond pattern in greyish purple. Extremely fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The design on the front cover and spine is extremely interesting, showing some awareness in its use of urns, plants, and trellising, of the Japanese style that was coming into vogue at about this date for book covers, but having a horizontal balance and vertical coherence and structure derived possibly from a study of Jacobean wood-engraved title pages: the result being not unsuggestive of what came to be called art nouveau, of which style we think it evidently precursive. The advertisement on the verso of the last leaf is for the songs of Mrs. Kent's husband, which "are the sole property of the Author, and can only be had of George Elliott Kent, Askern, Doncaster."

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KENT (J.). A Harvest Festival. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1898. Title-page printed in carmine and black; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+254+[ii]; pale and mid brown linen-patterned fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered brownish-olive on sides, blocked brownish olive, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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KENTISH (Mrs). The Maid of the village; Or, The farmer's daughter Of The Woodlands. London: Published by William Emans, 31, Cloth Fair, West-smithfield, 1835. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title, blank, or advertisement leaf probably lacking (v. note); steel-engraved frontispiece and title-page precede letterpress title-page; six-steel-engraved plates, the last mezzotint and unsigned, the rest by W. Watkins after W. Green; pp.[ii (?ex iv)]+747+[i (Directions for Placing the Engravings)]; contemporary half natural calf, elaborately tooled blind on sides, elaborately ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides. Marbling on sides somewhat rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued originally in parts, stabbed and in green wrappers (traces of the wrappers still adhering to the inner margins of two leaves). On the evidence of the stab-holes, there were thirty parts of 24pp. each, completed by a final part containing 30, or, more probably, 32pp. The true first edition, and apparently very rare. Not in Summers, Wolff, the London Library Catalogue, or BLC, which has however reprints dated 1838 and 1847; NUC lists only one copy of this first edition (at Illinois, Urbana), and one copy each of reprints of 1839 and 1847; Block, p.128, records, from a single bookseller's listing, only an 1836 reprint published by Virtue. The first of the author's three novels. In this copy, p.719 lacks the 9 in the page number. The printer, Thompson and Aldred, Elim Place, Fetter Lane, is one that we have not previously encountered.

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KENYON (Charles R.). The dacoit's mine Or A fight for fortune. With eight illustrations By J. Ayton Symington. John Hogg, 13, Paternoster Row, 1899. Engraved frontispiece and seven spirited plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.382+[ii]; scarlet buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered black-shadowed gilt, and gilt, and with short rule gilt, on spine. Very light marking of covers, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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KER (David). Vanished! Or the Strange adventures of Arthur Hawkesleigh. Illustrated by W. Boucher. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1895. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and four illustrations arranged as plates, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; wood-engraved head and tail pieces, and initial letters to the chapters; half-title not called for; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; light blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled black, blocked, black, brown, orange, red, gilt and grey-green, lettered black, and red-and-black outlined light blue through black, on front cover, blocked black, brown, red, pink, gilt, and grey-green, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed light brown. Slight dust-marking passim in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile. Set mainly in India.

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KER (David). The wizard king: A story of the Last Moslem invasion of Europe. With six illustrations By W.S. Stacey. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1895. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and five illustrations arranged as plates, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; wood-engraved head and tail pieces, and initial leters to the chapters; half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end; red buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, white, gilt, light brown, yellow, and blue-green, lettered black and outline black, gilt-outlined yellow and black-and yellow, on front cover, blocked black, gilt, light brown, white, blue-green, and dul brown, lettered gilt and black, on spine; end-papers printed florally in brown. Cloth of spine splitting at joints; end-papers slightly cracked; a little marking in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page. Juvenile.

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KER (David). Swept out to sea. With six illustrations By J. Ayton Symington. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London and Edinburgh, 1897. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard and five illustrations arranged as plates, all on text-paper; numerous engraved head and tail pieces, and initial letters to the chapters; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; light green buckram, blocked black, blue, brown, gilt, and white, lettered black and gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers coated grey. Old gilt ownership stamp on back cover; front paste-down with rubber stamp and slightly chipped where label has been scraped away; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile. The book was published in September 1896, but dated ahead. Later copies were issued in scarlet buckram blocked with a similar design but in sllightly different colours, with different end-papers, and a catalogue including a notice of this title.

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KER (David). O'er tartar deserts Or English and Russian In central Asia. With six illustrations By J. Finnemore. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1898. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard and five illustrations arranged as plates, all on text-paper; numerous engraved head and tail pieces, and initial letters to the chapters; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; light brown and white mottled smooth linen, blocked blue, brown, orange, red, black, and gilt, lettered black, and black outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked blue, brown, orange, red, black, and gilt, lettered black, and gilt, and embossed with lettering black. on spine; cream end-papers. Covers very slightly rubbed an marked; end-papers darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page. Juvenile.

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KERR (Howard). Leeway. A novel. A.D. Innes & Co., Bedford Street, 1896. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' before half-title; blank at end; pp.[2]+vi+342+[2]; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, dated September, 1896; vertically fine ribbed bright blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on blind pressed panel on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine very slightly dull; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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KETTLE (Rose Mackenzie [i.e., Mary Rosa Stuart Kettle.]). The Mistress of Langdale Hall: A Romance of the West Riding. London: Samuel Tinsley, 34, Southampton St., Strand, 1872. Half-title not called for; statement by Samuel Tinsley headed ‘The publisher's circular', on text-paper bound in at front; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title, by Percival Skelton, precede letterpress title; pp.xi+[1 (blank)]+[vi]+336; publisher's inserted advertisements at end; brown patterned sand grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device and ruled black on sides, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered brown through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; antique toned white end-papers. Covers a trifle dull, and small faded patch on front cover; end-papers renewed with white paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir seems neither to have possessed a copy of this title nor to have seen Tinsley's lengthy and most interesting critique of the economics of the three volume novel contained in his ‘Publisher's Circular', but he refers to the book in a note under 3760d, from advertisements, as the first of a failed series of one volume original novels with which Tinsley attempted to break the mould of the multi-decker - as Smith, Elder, Bentley, Routledge, etc. had before him. The catalogue in this copy includes a lengthy review of the volume from ‘The Saturday Review' which concerns itself largely with approving the aims set out in the ‘Publisher's Circular': and this presumably marks it out as a second issue. This title not in Wolff.

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KETTLE (Rosa Mackenzie [i.e., Mary Rosa Stuart Kettle.]). Lewell Pastures. A Story of the Welsh Border-Land. Author's Edition. James Weir, 283, Regent Street, 1883. Wire stitched; wood-engraved head and tail-piece; pp.[iv]+352; diagonally fine ribbed purple cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. First edition thus of a novel originally published by Routledge in two volumes in 1854 (as ‘Lewell Pastures / By the author of / "Sir Frederick Derwent," "Fabian's Tower," and / "Smugglers and Foresters."). The author's name does not appear on the spine, but only her initials - in Saxon Black - as also the price, ‘5/-'. Weir issued many of Miss Kettle's novels in this form in the 1880s, some of them also being reprinted at the same period as yellowbacks by Ward, Lock. A very readable and solid low-key novel, set among farmers and small gentry, well written and with good characterisation.

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KETTLE (Rosa Mackenzie). The old hall Among the water meadows. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1890. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+348+[ii]; navy blue buckram, ruled black, blocked pictorially black and in chromatic shades of green, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with oak-leaf and acorn design in brown. Short tear in cloth at head of spine almost invisibly repaired, and a couple of small pressure dints; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the author's twelve word holograph inscription on the half-title dated ‘May 16. 1890', this being, according to the English Catalogue of Books, the month in which the book was published. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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KINDERSLEY (Edward Cockburn). The very Joyous, Pleasant and Refreshing History of the Feats, Exploits, Triumphs and Atchievements of the Good Knight without Fear and without Reproach the gentle Lord de Bayard. Set forth in English by Edward Cockburn Kindersley. Imprinted for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Binder's blank at beginning and end; half-title not called for; fine steel-engraved frontispiece after E.H. Wehnert, with tissue guard; large wood-engraved coat of arms on verso of title-page, and numerous head-pieces, tail-pieces, and historiated initial letters; vertically ribbed fine glazed cloth, printed with an all-over design of small framed fleurs-de-lys in gilt and black, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; salmon yellow end-papers. Paper label darkened, and a little rubbed; very neat restorations to four small holes in cloth of joints; very slight cracking of end-papers; blanks, prelims., and last leaf a little foxed; old private library stamp on back end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick. The paper, the use of woodcuts, the old-style typography retaining the long s and ct ligatures, etc. are all evidently intended to suggest the period at which the book is set. The curious design of the volume, in particular the binding, is reminiscent of The Diary of Lady Willoughby, produced by the same publishers in the same year. This work is a translation of the "Histoire . . . composee par le loyal serviteur" first printed in Paris in 1527.

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KING (Katharine). The queen of the regiment. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1872. 3 Vols.; half-titles not present; pp.[ii]+297+[i (blank)]; [ii]+326; [ii]+323+[i (blank)]; contemporary half roan, marbled sides; sprinkled edges. Some wear to leather of spines, and that to volume three badly chipped; leather peeling at corners; otherwise fine.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The author was an Australian: v. Morris Miller, II, pp.616-7.

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KINGSFORD (Mrs. Algernon). Rosamunda the princess. An historical romance of the Sixth century; And other Tales. With twenty-four illustrations. Oxford and London: James Parker and Co., 1875. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty-three plates; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.[viii]+365+[i (blank)]+[ii]; royal blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with bird and flower design in brown; lower-edges rough trimmed. Two leaves badly opened; later inscription on blank back of frontispiece; slight foxing of some plates; nonetheless, virtually a fine copy.

Apparently a later (probably remainder) binding, the spine bearing the imprint ‘WATKINS'. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3803, recording a copy in the primary binding of grass green diagonally very fine ribbed cloth. The author studied medicine in Paris and took a degree there in 1880, with a thesis on vegetarianism.

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KINGSLEY (the Rev., Canon of Middleham, And Rector of Eversley). Phaethon; Or, Loose thoughts for loose thinkers. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1852. Integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[iv]+100+[ii]+[2]; buff boards printed in black, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements; a.e. uncut. Re-bound in modern buff boards, the original front and back panels being laid on, and the original white free end-papers preserved; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

A Socratic dialogue with a fictional frame. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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KINGSLEY (Charles, Jun., Rector of Eversley). Hypatia: Or, New foes with an old face. Reprinted from ‘Fraser's Magazine.' In two volumes. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1853. Tall cr.8vo; half-title excised in volume one, not called for in volume two; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; dark olive brown straight grain morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with two short rules gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale lemon. Neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail bands; small ink splashes on one paste-down; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Sadleir, 1339; Parrish, p.17; Wolff, 3808, recording only a badly worn copy. In our experience, uncommon in nice state.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. C.). The heroes; Or, Greek fairy tales For my children. By the Rev. C. Kingsley. With eight illustrations by the author. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1856. Extra cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xx]+205+[i (blank)]+[ii (verso blank)]; vertical fine ribbed rich brown cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated bluish grey. Some faint foxing or damp-marking passim in text; tear in fore-margin of two leaves; nonetheless, a near nice copy.

The gift binding, Carter ‘A' (Binding Variants, p.124) but here in a rich brown rather than a brick red cloth. Possibly both cloth colours were issued simultaneously, since it was a common practice at the time to put up children's books in a variety of coloured cloths. This title neither in Sadleir, nor in the extensive Wolff collection, and in our experience, scarce in any issue. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.3, 67, 73, 115, 160, 200, and 203, and are here so tipped in.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles). Two years ago. In three volumes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1857. 3 Vols.; advertisement leaf before half-title in each volume; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end of volume one, 24pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated January, 1857, and listing this work as ‘Nearly ready', at the end of volumes two and three; royal blue straight grain fine morocco cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; lemon coated end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and neat restoration to cloth of back joint in volume one; one or two gatherings a little proud, but not loose; contemporary ownership inscription and private library label on each front end-paper; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir's collection, but given as number four on his list of comparative scarcities. The publisher's imprint on the spines of this set reads: MACMILLAN & Co./CAMBRIDGE/1857

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles). Two years ago. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. Lge.12mo, in half-sheets; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.[XXIV]+540; dark brown vertical herring-bone grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; yellow end-papers. Fine copy.

‘Author's Edition' (i.e., authorised). The first American edition. Issued in the same year as the English edition.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles). The Water-babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. By The Rev. Charles Kingsley. With two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. London & Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1863. The Right of Translation is reserved. Sq.8vo; integral advertisement leaf before half-title, another at end, both single insets; frontispiece with tissue guard, one plate, and numerous vignette initial letters in text; pp.[vi]+350+[2]; dark green buckram ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn (Ball, 20A) on back paste-down. Light damp-staining to covers, and small restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; large slightly raised patch of hard glue beneath the cloth at tail-edge of back cover, cloth a little worn at corners, and gilt of imprint a rubbed; internally a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. The second state of text, without the ‘L'Envoi' leaf which is said to have been suppressed after the first 200 copies had been printed. The plate is marked to face p.145, and is so bound in. In this copy the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.31, last line, 1no' for ‘not'; p.32, antepenultimate line, ‘scull' for ‘skull'; p.33, penultimate line, ‘that' printed too heavily; p.37, l.12, ‘w' broken at start of line; p.88, l.18, ‘I' damaged; p.151, l.3, broken ‘f' at end of line; p.152, l.8, ‘whi te' for ‘white'; p.198, l.13, ‘Gimblets' for ‘Gimlets'; p.212, l.1, dropped ‘i' at start of lilne; p.230, l.7, ‘swam' for ‘swum'; p.245, l.4, ‘str ongest' for ‘strongest'; p.282, l.3, ‘swum' for ‘swam', l.7, ‘ea' of ‘sea' printed too lightly; p.302, l.14, ‘orthopedy' for ‘orthopædy'; p.308, penultimate line, ‘tel' for ‘tell'; p.333, l.16, ‘do'nt' for ‘don't'; the spelling ‘basons' for ‘basins' occurs throughout. A book owing something to Sterne, and published two years before ‘Alice in Wonderland', of which it is in some ways a precursor.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. C.). Hereward the wake, "Last of the English." In two volumes. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1866. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of each volume; pp.viii+365+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; viii+402+[2]; crimson-lake fine morocco cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark grey-green. Re-backed, with the original backstrips laid on; some mottled darkening of covers, and gilt a little rubbed; a little scattered foxing or light dusting; two short tears in lower margin of one leaf, not touching text; in general a very good copy, nonetheless.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their small book label in each volume (partly obscuring a W.H. Smith and Sons Subscription Library label in volume one). Sadleir, 1338; Parrish, p.59; Wolff, 3807.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). The Recollections Of Geoffry Hamlyn. Second edition. Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. London, 1860. (The Right of Translation is Reserved.) Integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue dated 27.9.60; pp.[xii]+433+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; royal blue bead-grain cloth ruled blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered with short rule, gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated peach. A little scattered light foxing; signature on half-title; but a nice copy. Scarce.

The first one-volume edition of Kingsley's first book, originally published in three volumes the previous year. The ‘Right of Translation' notice on the title-page is printed so low down on the leaf that it has been almost trimmed away. Sadleir, 1360, refers.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). Ravenshoe. By Henry Kingsley, Author of "Geoffry Hamlyn." In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., Cambridge: And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1862. (The Right of Translation is reserved.) 3 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes one and three; pp.[iv]+viii+298+[ii]; viii+275+[i (printer's imprint)]; viii+266+[ii]; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volume two; royal blue straight grain morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated deep cream. Covers dull, worn at corners and at head and tail of spines, and cloth splitting over two joints; front end-papers lightly stained in one volume; a very little dusting, and one or two small marks; the text in general nice.

Sadleir, 1359. In this copy, an erratum at line four on p.2, ‘familiar' for ‘family', has been corrected in ms.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). Mademoiselle Mathilde. A Novel. In three volumes. Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 11, Bouverie St., 1868. 3 Vols.; bound up without the half-titles; contemporary half red roan, marbled sides. Slight general wear to covers; two back end-papers lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1354; not in the Wolff Catalogue. Joint number two on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities, a schedule which, in any case, "must be regarded as keyed up to a high standard of scarcity".

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KINGSLEY (Henry, F.R.G.S.). Tales of old travel. Re-narrated By Henry Kingsley, F.R.G.S. Macmillan & Co., 1869. Wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette on title with tissue guard, and seven plates, by J. Cooper; pp.[viii]+368; publisher's inserted 56pp. catalogue at end, dated August, 1869; yellow-green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered and pictorially blocked gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn &Co.' on back paste-down. Covers a little marked and dull; end-papers slightly rubbed; some light embrowning, and a few small marks in text; tissue lacking; a good copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1364, describing an otherwise similar copy with the blocking in blind and gilt, without the gilt top-edges, and with the end-papers coated ‘pinkish chocolate', which is presumably secondary; Wolff, 3828, noting no differences from the Sadleir copy. The present first issue binding may be scarce.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). The Harveys. In two volumes. Tinsley Bros., 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1872. 2 Vols.; half-title in each volume; quarter brown morocco, green hexagon-grain cloth sides. Insignificant wear to morocco at head of spines, and morocco split towards head over back joint in volume two, but not obviously weak; edges foxed, and some foxing throughout, heavy towards start and end of each volume; a nice copy otherwise.

Sadleir, 1348. Joint number three on Sadleir's listing of comparative scarcities - a "schedule which . . . must be regarded as keyed up to a high standard of scarcity". A more or less contemporary rebind: the hexagon grain cloth used for the sides here being a pattern very rarely seen. Douglas Ball, Victorian publisher's bindings, p.133, following Sadleir, records this type of cloth in only one instance on a publisher's binding - and that dated 1865. It is interesting to note that it was still available for use post 1872.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). Valentin. A French Boy's Story of Sedan. In two volumes. Tinsley Brothers, 18 Catherine St. Strand, 1872. 2 Vols., bound in one; half-title present in volume one, lacking from volume two; Victorian half dark red roan, blind and gilt, oil-marbled sides and end-papers; sprinkled edges. Inscription on verso of half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 1365. Joint number four on Sadleir's listing of comparative scarcities - a "schedule which . . . must be regarded as keyed up to a high standard of scarcity". Despite being roan, a very pleasant binding of some quality, executed for a private owner, possibly for presentation as a gift - a hypothesis which the inscription supports.

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KINGSTON (William H.G., Esq.). The Pirate Of the Mediterranean. A Tale of the Sea. In three volumes. Thomas Cautley Newby, Publisher, 30, Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square, 1851. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; integral advertisement leaf precedes title-page in volume one, in place of a half-title; not present in other volumes, and possibly lacking; (?publisher's) quarter black roan, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine, fine-diaper brown cloth corners; sides recovered with marbled paper at a later date, and the end-papers renewed. Leather of spines worn and chipped, badly so in volume three, and paper covering of boards removed in same volume; a little spotting and dusting, and one or two other minor faults internally; in general effect, however, a very good copy of a rare early adult Kingston title.

Presentation copy with a slip tipped on to the renewed front paste-down in volume one bearing Kingston's signed holograph inscription, dated 1852, to The Royal Victoria Yacht Club. This slip is evidently clipped from the original free end-paper, which we may therefore say was coated yellow. The title leaf and conjugate advertisement leaf in volume one have been tipped in, not sewn, which leads us to believe that this volume has not been rebound, but only had the sides recovered and the end-papers renewed. The other volumes have certainly been re-sewn. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the large Wolff collection; CBEL, III, p.491.

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KINGSTON (William H.G.). Antony Waymouth; Or, The gentlemen adventurers. A Chronicle of the Sea. Frederick Warne & Co., [15,] Bedford Street, Covent Garden, 1865. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece and eleven plates, signed ‘A P'; 24pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘18' and ‘19'), dated July 1865 on p.13; pp.viii+271+[i (printer's imprint)]+24; dark red sand-grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and letered blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, small ‘SOB' monogram red-through-gilt on front cover and spine, embossed blind on back cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Insignificant marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3835, recording an otherwise similar copy in blue cloth, with an inscription dated 1867: presumably a late issue. Wolff mis-spells the title ‘Weymouth'. The mysterious S.O. B[eeton] monogram occurs likewise on the title-page, in each case as part of a hive device. Beeton's connection with the volume is unclear.

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KINGSTON (W.H.G.). Taking tales For cottage homes. Edited by W.H.G. Kingston. [Volume three:] Life on the coast; Or, the little fisher girl. Adventures of two orphans in London. Early days on board a man-of-war. With Ten Engravings. *** London: Griffith and Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, N.D. [1879]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; inserted title leaf; wood-engraved frontispiece and other illustrations in text, some unbacked, but all included in the pagination; pp.[2]+[ii]+3-[64]+[64]+[63]+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, coded 10M.11.79; diagonally fine ribbed bright emerald green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Inscription dated ‘Aug 22nd. 1880' on front end-paper and later inscription on back of frontispiece; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The series was issued, apparently simultaneously, in twelve (later fifteen) wrappered parts at 4d., cloth parts at 6d., in four (?later five) volumes at 1/6d., and in two volumes (containing the first twelve parts) at 3/6d., the present example being volume three of the 1/6d. issue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3881, records three of the parts in cloth and one in wrappers, but no specimens of the volume issue. Only Wolff's wrappered part is of the first printing, the others referring to Kingston as deceased (he died in 1880), and dropping the words ‘for Cottage Homes' from the general title. Wolff was unable to date the series: the advertisements (which list the first twelve parts) and the inscription in the present copy therefore have some evidential value.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Plain Tales From The hills. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., London:- W. Thacker and Co. [87, Newgate St.], 1888. Wire-stitched; blank before half-title; pp.xii+283+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated 1887; diagonally fine ribbed olive green cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's monogram and motto device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Slight marking of front cover; barely visible restorations to cloth of spine; pp.iii-xxx of catalogue lacking; otherwise internally a fine copy.

The English issue, consisting of imported sheets of the first Indian printing, bound up in England for issue by W. Thacker & Co., the London branch of the firm, and the first issue, having the earliest date of the catalogue. It differs from the Indian issue by the presence of the ‘T.S. & Co.' monogram and motto device on the back cover, which in the Indian issue is plain, by the presence of conventional ruling and blocking and the publisher's monogram within a ruled circle on the front cover, where the Indian issue is blocked within ruled borders with a picture of a landscape with hills, by the imprint ‘W. Thacker & Co.' on the spine instead of a monogram ‘T.S. & Co.', by the end-papers being coated yellow instead of grey-green, by being wire-stitched instead of sewn, and by having an English version of the catalogue, priced in pounds sterling, instead of an Indian catalogue priced in rupees. Both issues are now very scarce, in the case of the English issue this being not only because the importation was quite small, (1,000 copies, according to G.E. Monkshood, who worked for Thacker's at the time) but also because the wire-stitching has a strong tendency to decay. In the present copy it is entirely sound. Livingston, 24, note, recording also a later English issue of the first edition with advertisements coded at the end ‘1000/6/88' (they are here coded, as with a single copy Livingstone records from an auction record ‘2000/9/87'). The present copy is of the variant recorded by Livingstone in which the page number to p.192 is placed erroneously at the inner instead of at the outer margin. The only printing of this text, the second edition of 1889 being revised.

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