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.

KIPLING (Rudyard). The phantom 'rickshaw And other tales. Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., N.D. [1890]. BOUND WITH: ... The City of dreadful night And Other places. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: ... Soldiers three [etc.]. Ninth edition. Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, 1891. BOUND WITH: ... The Story of the Gadsbys [etc.]. Fifth edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: ... In black and white. Seventh edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co, Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Ld., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: Under the deodars. Third edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., [1890] BOUND WITH: Wee Willie Winkie And other stories. Eighth edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co, Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Ld., [1891]. Old half roan, worn, and joints cracked; corner of one leaf very slightly chipped; bound up without the wrappers, but otherwise nice. Seven works in one volume.

The first English edition of The Phantom ‘Rickshaw, for which the text was revised, and the first issue, the lower margin of the title-page bearing the letter ‘E' denoting that electrotype plates were to be made; the first authorised edition of The City of Dreadful Night. Livingstone 42; and 71.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The phantom 'rickshaw And other tales. Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., N.D. [1890]. BOUND WITH: ... The City of dreadful night And Other places. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: ... Soldiers three [etc.]. Eighth edition. Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, 1891. BOUND WITH: ... The Story of the Gadsbys [etc.]. Sixth edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Ld., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: ... In black and white. Sixth edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co, Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Ld., N.D. [1891]. BOUND WITH: Under the deodars. Third edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., [1890] BOUND WITH: Wee Willie Winkie And other stories. Fifth edition. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co, Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., [1890]. Old half roan, marbled sides; each work with green wrappers printed in black; integral advertisement leaf at front and back in ‘Soldiers Three', and ‘Story of the Gadsby's', at front in ‘Wee Willie Winkie'; publisher's note slip tipped in before title-page of ‘City of Dreadful Night'. Leather cracked at joints; otherwise a fine collection. Seven works in one volume.

The first English edition of The Phantom ‘Rickshaw, for which the text was revised, and the first issue, the lower margin of the title-page bearing the letter ‘E' denoting that electrotype plates were to be made; the first authorised edition of The City of Dreadful Night. Livingstone 42; and 71.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Wee Willie Winkie And other stories. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co, Allahabad; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ld., London, N.D. [1890]. Advertisement leaf precedes title-page; green wrappers printed in black. Wrappers slightly embrowned at edges, and somewhat chipped and fragile on edges and on the spine towards the head and tail; otherwise a nice copy.

Livingston 45. The first English edition. An initial blank called for by Livingston seems never to have been present in this copy.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Life's handicap: Being stories of Mine own people. Macmillan and Co., 1891. 56pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated May, 1891; royal blue fine diaper cloth blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; dark green coated end-papers. Back end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first English edition. Livingston 80, recording only copies with a 28pp. catalogue of the same date.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Jungle book. With illustrations By J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. Macmillan and Co., 1894. WITH: ... The Second jungle book. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. Macmillan and Co., 1895. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; frontispiece in first volume; numerous illustrations on text paper; integral advertisement leaf at end of second volume; blue buckram blocked gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; very dark green coated end-papers. Numerous minor faults, but a very good set.

Livingston 104 and 116.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Second jungle book. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. Macmillan and Co., 1895. Blank before half-title; numerous illustrations on text paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; blue buckram blocked gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; very dark green coated end-papers. Slight wear to spine, and spine a little dull; some scattered light foxing; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Livingston 116.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Soldier tales. Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Frontispiece with tissue guard, twenty plates, and numerous illustrations in the text; royal blue buckram blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; very dark green coated end-papers. Cloth of sides bubbled, and marked by damp at lower corners; plates damp stained; otherwise in general a nice copy. Offered as a reading copy.

Livingston 133.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). ‘Captains Courageous': A story of the grand banks. With illustrations by I.W. Taber. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897 [i.e., Winter 1896]. All rights reserved. Frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous unbacked illustrations on text paper, all included in the pagination; final leaf integral advertisements; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+245+[i (blank)]+[ii]; royal blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced black. Spine a trifle darkened; ownership signature dated ‘Nov. 1896' on half-title; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Presumably one of the earliest copies sold. Livingston 137.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The Day's Work. New York, Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. Frontispiece with thin paper guard, and seven full page plates, by various artists; vertically ribbed green cloth, pictorially blocked in blind and black and lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of sides bubbled; spine worn at head and tail; flat back a little warped; end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Livingston 169. Precedes the English edition, from which also it differs in many points of text.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). The day's work. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. All rights reserved. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+381+[i (blank)]+[ii]; blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's device in blind on back cover, blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Insignificant marking of covers, but a near-fine copy.

Livingston 170, recording a publisher's catalogue dated "15,9,98", not present here. The first English edition, differing in many points of text from the American edition.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Stalky & Co. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. Title page printed in red and black; pp.[xii]+272; inserted advertisement leaf at end; mottled red linen embossed with medallion gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed. Gilt of medallion a trifle rubbed; end-papers slightly cracked and lightly foxed; two or three scattered fox-spots; in general, however, a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Livingston, 216.

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KIPLING (Rudyard). Many Inventions. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. Title page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[x]+387+[i (blank)]+[ii]; mottled red linen embossed with medallion gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Nice copy.

The first impression in the ‘Elephant's Head' Uniform Edition of a title originally published in 1893.

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KIPLING (Rudyard) and BALESTIER (Wolcott). The Naulahka: A story of West and East. William Heinemann, 1892. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed orange red cloth blocked and lettered olive green on front cover, blocked with pattern and publisher's monogram olive green on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight mottled fading of spine, and one corner slightly bruised; otherwise a near-fine copy. Scarce thus.

Livingston 85.

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KIPLING (Rudyard) and BALESTIER (Wolcott). The Naulahka: A story of West and East. William Heinemann, 1892. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed orange red cloth blocked and lettered olive green on front cover, blocked with pattern and publisher's monogram olive green on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Good working or reading copy only.

Livingston 85.

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KNEESHAW (John W.). Norcliffe Court. S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row, 1898. Half-tone frontispiece (and cover design) by Stanley Berkeley; pp.319+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 20pp. Catalogue at end; very dark green buckram blocked tan, brown, black, and white, lettered white-shadowed gilt-outlined red on front cover, blocked black and brown, lettered gilt, and gilt-outlined red, on spine; end-papers printed with apple-blossom pattern in pale lime green. Generally nice copy.

A Lancashire writer. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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KNIGHT (George). The Circle of the Earth. By George Knight Author of "Dust in the Balance," etc. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., New York and Melbourne, 1897. Sm.roy.16mo in half sheets; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.217+[i (printer's imprint)]+6; vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; laid end-papers. Frontispiece supplied in facsimile; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued at 2s. in cloth, as here, and 1s. 6d. in wrappers. The volume looks as though it ought to have been issued as part of a series, but apparently was not. A short mystical novel of ideas involving, among other things, rural improvements, socialists, the second sight, and Russian anarchists! The last two chapters, in which a soul journies through interstellar space, probably qualify it as marginal interplanetary as well. In this copy p.102, l.16, has the reading ‘begun' for ‘began', p.179, antepenultimate line, ‘Lossenko' in upper and lower case instead of all upper case as called for in the text, and p.213, antepenultimate line, ‘these' for ‘there': all apparently as always; p.167, l.3, has the ‘l' in ‘Fräulein' complete: this marking an earlier state of the text. The probable first binding: in blue cloth, and with good quality end-papers that show no tendency to embrown. Includes, in a footnote on p.154, the earliest definition of a ‘cocktail' that we have come across: "the ‘whiskey and potass' of an inferior culture"!

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KNIGHT (H.B. Finlay). A Gentleman From the Ranks. Adam and Charles Black, 1899. Pp.[iv]+424; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Gilt dull on spine; single worm-hole affecting blank fore-margin of about forty leaves; light marginal embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; otherwiseanicecopy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The advertisement leaves were probably printed conjugate with the prelims. and the last (four page) gathering of text, this making one full sheet.

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KNOX (Kathleen). Cornertown chronicles: New legends of old lore. Griffith and Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, West corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, London. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1880 [i.e., Winter 1879]. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates (one signed ‘H.J.D.'); vignette on title-page, fifteen illustrations in the text, and one tail-piece; pp.256; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled gilt and black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Half-title lacking; blank corner cut from one leaf; scattered foxing, mostly very light; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile. The author, listed on the title-page as ‘Author of "Father Time's Story-book," "Fairy Gifts," etc.' went on to write at least one adult three-decker, set in Scotland.

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KNOX (Kathleen). Poor Archie's girls. A Novel. In three volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1882. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; blank at end of volume two; pp.[iv]+272; [iv]+277+[iii]; [iv]+288; diagonally fine ribbed fawn cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered dark green on front cover, blocked dark green, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in purple. Slight general wear to covers, ink signature on upper margin of Contents page in each volume, and neat ink note on upper margin of title-page in volume three (v. below); but a nice copy, the striking cover design in general bright and clean.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A Scottish love-story involving an apparent murder and several minor mysteries, but in fact not criminous. The covers bear an irregular, life-size, design of ground ivy - runners, roots, and leaves - extending from the front cover onto the spine, and ought probably to be regarded as a precursor of art-nouveau. It is signed ‘R.C.B.', the designer being usefully identified by the signature in each volume of ‘Ida Bates' and her note on the title-page of volume three: "Papa's design on cover."

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KRASZEWSKI (Joseph Ignatius). The Jew. From the Polish Of Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski. William Heinemann, 1893. Slip of pink paper advertising this volume as the ‘Latest Addition' to the series, and giving the translator as Linda Da Kowalewska, tipped in before half-title; final blank; pp.xvi+469+[iii]; publisher's catalogue, on text-paper, dated May 1893, at end; white and pink mixed-weave fine glazed linen over very thin boards, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, lettered on spine, ruled and lettered on front cover, all dark blue. Slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume 13. in Heinemann's International Library, under the general editorship of Edmund Gosse. With a specially written Introduction by Gosse, occupying pp.v-xvi. In this copy the number of p.vii reads ‘v l', whilst that of p.viii lacks most of the second ‘i'. The series was issued simultaneously in ‘paper covers, 2s. 6d., or cloth limp, 3s. 6d.', as here. A listing of the series on the verso of the half-title leaf in this copy records this title as the latest available, the fourteenth title being ‘In the Press'. It is not amongst the thirteen titles listed in the catalogue as ready or planned.

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KRINKS (W.H.). Thorney cape hall: Or, A Tale of Lost Property At Lignumford. Jarrold & Sons, 47, St. Paul's Churchyard, N.D. [?1855]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece by G.P. Nicholls; pp.iv+212; glazed yellow boards printed in black, the front board bearing a repeat of the frontispiece design, the spine lettered up with title and across with price, the back board bearing Ward and Lock advertisements, all in black. Spine slightly chipped at head and tail, and with neat repair; boards a trifle worn at corners; otherwise a very nice copy.

An early small-format yellowback, of which we can find no record, printed in Norwich. Dated from the Ward and Lock advertisements, the lead title of which, ‘Tales for the Marines' is reported by Sadleir as having been issued by that publisher apparently uniformly with the present volume at the date given. We have not been able to trace Ward and Lock editions of any of the other eleven titles listed, though those for which we have been able to acsertain original dates of publication, in other editions, all in fact pre-date 1855. A comic burlesque. Published at 1s.

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LAFARGUE (Philip [i.e., Joseph Henry Philpot]). The salt of The earth. Westminster, Archibald Constable And Co 1895. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.240; dark red coarse linen, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Really a f'cap 8vo on large paper. Short stories in some ways precursive on ‘Seven Men', set (and written) variously in Australia, Egypt, England, etc. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LAHEE (M.R.). Acquitted Though guilty; Or, The tenant of Wild Bank. A Lancashire story. Manchester: Abel Heywood and Son, 56 and 58, Oldham Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1883. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood engraved frontispiece on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii (including frontispiece)]+174+[ii]; cerise crushed morocco cloth, blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Front free end-paper lacking; scattered very light foxing; otherwise nice.

Set in Ashton-under-Lyme about the year 1822. All good fun after the old English (dare one say ‘Elizabethan'?) comic model. In this copy the following typographical errors have been observed, issue significance, if any, unknown: p.145, l.3, ‘to' for ‘too'; p.146, l.6, ‘t hesteward' for ‘the steward'. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3931, describing an evidently later copy in diagonally fine ribbed Royal blue cloth, apparently similarly blocked and lettered. The Wolff copy was without the two conjugate leaves of Preface, pp.[ix]-[xii], signed ‘A', and dated ‘Rochdale, March, 1883', which are tipped into this copy after the Contents. Since this Preface deals with antiquarian matters relating to Ashton-under-Lyme, and is not strictly germane to the story, it might well have been omitted from later issues.

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LAMARTINE (A. de). The Wanderer and his home. Being a continuation of "Memoirs of my youth." London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1851. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. publisher's advertisements, on text-paper, before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume 55 of the ‘Parlour Library'. Apparently the first edition in English. Sadleir, 3755a/55; not in Wolff. Issued in cloth at 1/6 and in boards at 1/-. Sadleir does not record copies having yellow coated end-papers: but he in fact gives few details relating to the cloth issues. The translator's name is not given on the volume. It is said to have been Lady Wilde.

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L[ANDON] (L.E.). Romance And Reality. In three volumes. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; Preface leaf and author's Note leaf follow title in volume one; contemporary half-calf, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Two boards detached, all external joints cracked, and leather badly chipped and worn; lacking the integral advertisement leaves at start of volumes one and three and the half-title in volume two; scattered foxing and dusting, significant on three or four leaves only; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1368. The author's very scarce first novel.

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[LANG (Andrew).]. Aucassin & Nicolete Done into English By Andrew Lang. London: 1887, Published by David Nutt, In the Strand. F'cap 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title page; dry-point illustrated title-page by Jacomb Hood, signed in the plate, and dated ‘LONDINI MDCXXXVII' [sic], precedes letterpress title-page; two head-pieces and one tail-piece by Hood; imprint leaf at end; printed throughout in black and red; Japanese vellum dust-wrapper printed in black and red on front, in black on back wrapper, French-folded over plain white thin boards; a.e. uncut; Japanese vellum end-papers. Dust-wrapper dusty, and a little marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 550 copies, the whole being on Japanese vellum. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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LANG (Andrew). The True story book Edited by Andrew Lang. With Numerous Illustrations by L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, H.J. Ford, C.H.M. Kerr, and Lancelot Speed. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. Blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eight plates; vignette title-page printed in red and black; numerous illustrations in the text; final blank; quarter mock parchment, spine with raised bands, grey board sides, spine lettered in black; a.e. uncut. Neat restoration to head of spine; boards slightly worn at corners; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies printed upon large hand-made paper. Several of the stories in the volume are by Andrew Lang; one, "The Tale of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift", is by Rider Haggard; two stories are translations or adaptations by May Kendall; several of the remaining stories are by Mrs. Lang, and "The Escape of Caesar Borgia from the Castle of Medina del Campo" is said to be ‘reduced' by her from Alexandre Dumas.

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LANGBRIDGE (Frederick). Rider's leap. Illustrated by W. B. Wollen. Hatchards, Piccadilly, 1888. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; deep olive green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black, brown, and blue, lettered gilt and black-outlined gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with passion plant pattern olive green. Gilt rubbed on spine; two or three fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LATTO (W.D.). Tammas Bodkin: Swatches o'hodden-grey. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1894. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+317+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled bright lime green art buckram, lettered and with short rule gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated dark grey green. A very fine, bright copy of a handsome book.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A dialect novel: very Scots.

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[LAUDER (Sir Thomas Dick).]. [Engraved title:] Lochandhu: A tale of the eighteenth century. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson and Co. London, 1825. 3 vols., 12mo; letterpress titles not called for; single inset advertisement leaf at end of volume three, probably printed conjugate with half-titles as one quarter sheet; pp.[iv]+xii+300; [ii]+312; [ii]+287+[i (blank)]?+[ii]; early quarter natural calf, black spine labels, marbled sides. Boards rubbed and darkened, calf slightly so; bound up without half-titles or advertisement leaf; a little scattered marking and dusting; two gatherings a little proud, but not loose in volume two; last leaf of volume three torn a little towards inner margin, barely touching text; in all a very good copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3952, quoting Allibone that "the author was considered one of the most successful imitators of Scott in the walks of Scottish fiction."

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[LAURENCE (Miss H.).]. London In The olden time; Or, Tales Intended to illustrate the Manners and superstitions of its inhabitants, From the twelfth to the sixteenth century. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, 1825. Pp.324; publisher's inserted 12pp. catalogue dated May 1825 bound in between front end-papers; quarter purple fine morocco cloth, drab boards, leather spine label, ruled and lettered gilt; a.e. uncut. Small, almost invisible, restoration to cloth of spine; catalogue foxed at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Probable first issue, later copies being without the catalogue, but having an erratum slip. The cloth and boards in this copy are certainly original: we assume the leather spine label to have been supplied in place of an earlier paper one. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3954.

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[LAURENCE (Miss H.).]. London In The olden time; Or, Tales Intended to illustrate the Manners and superstitions of its inhabitants, From the twelfth to the sixteenth century. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, 1825. Pp.324; erratum slip tipped in before gathering ‘B'; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Backstrip a little chipped at head; external joints slightly cracking, and paper covering flaking over joints; corners worn; internally a very nice copy.

Probable second issue, without the May 1825 catalogue present in some copies, and having an erratum slip. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3954.

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LAWLESS (The Hon. Emily). Hurrish: A study. In two volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1886. 2 Vols.; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 24pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+266; [iv]+302+2; brick red buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in brownish grey. Spines faded; front end-papers in volume one neatly strengthened; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3960.

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LAWLESS (Hon. Emily). With Essex in Ireland: Being extracts from a diary kept in Ireland During the year 1599 by Mr Henry Harvey, Sometime secretary to Robert Devereux, Earl Of Essex. With a preface by John Oliver Madox, M.A. Introduced and edited By Hon. Emily Lawless. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1890. Double spread wood-engraved map tipped onto a stub before first page of text (the other half of the stub preceding half-title); Preface leaf a single inset; pp.vi+299+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers glazed black. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LAWRANCE (Hannah). The Treasure-seeker's Daughter; A Tale of the Days of James the First. By Hannah Lawrance. London: Albert Cockshaw, 41, Ludgate Hill; And all booksellers, N.D [1852]. F'cap 8vo; pp.viii+256; vertically fine-ribbed teak-brown cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine, in series style; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow, the recto of the back end-paper printed with publisher's advertisements. Slight spine roll, but a virtually fine copy.

Issued upon first publication at 2s. 6d. as the first volume in the ‘Library for the Times' series, the advertisements listing the second volume, due ‘On the 25th of October next', as ‘The Scottish Covenanters' by George Gilfillan. Whether the series progressed further than that it would be difficult to guess. COPAC records copies at the Guildhall Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland only.

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LAWSON (Mrs. J[essie]. K.). Euphie Lyn: Or The fishers of old Inweerie. Edinburgh, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1893. Narrow post 8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; pictorial headpieces to the chapters; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; scarlet buckram lettered silver on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram silver on spine. Nice copy.

The author's Christian name is given only on the cover.

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LEAHCIMRAC (J.). John Ingram; Or, Railway Life Behind the Curtain. Glasgow: W. & R. Holmes, 3 and 5 Dunlop Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, N.D. [1889]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.192; light blue patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, and end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A scarce provincially published novel, unevenly, and often badly, written, but apparently designed to give a picture of all aspects of daily life on a contemporary small Scottish railway, principally from the viewpoint of the ordinary employees (signalmen, firemen, guards, booking office clerks, etc.). Of strong socialist / religious tendencies, and almost certainly written by a railwayman. The book is also seen trimmed to a slightly smaller format in diagonally fine ribbed light grey cloth, with blind blocking on sides, and gilt lettering on front cover and spine. The present issue is probably the primary one.

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LEATHAM (William Henry). Tales of English life And Miscellanies. In two volumes. Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1858. F'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; single inset title-leaf to each volume; first leaf of Contents to volume two a cancel, pasted on a stub; pp.[vi]+303+[i (blank)]; [vi]+259+[i (advertisement for another book by Leatham)]; Errata slip to both volumes tipped in before first leaf of text in volume two; volume one sage green horizontally grained straight morocco cloth, volume two brown vertically grained straight morocco cloth, uniformly ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and with short rules gilt on spines; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Both back covers slightly damp-mottled; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Apart from the colour of the cloth and the direction of its grain, the two volumes are entirely uniform. The difference in cloth colour may have been intended to distinguish the fiction from the miscellanies. Or possibly sets were produced more or less indifferently in brown cloth or in green, and became mixed in the warehouse, where this would have been facilitated by the fact that they would almost certainly have been encased in dust-wrappers or some other form of protective clothing - though the difference may also represent two different binding batches. Given the scarcity of this title, and the identity of condition between the two volumes, we think it unlikely that it is a made up set. Volume one consists of Tales; volume two of Miscellanies. According to authorial notes in each volume: ‘The first four tales were published, some years ago, under the designation of "Tales by Alpha"' whilst the rest are here first collected; the essays, reviews, and most of the poems in the second volume are here first collected from local journals and from newspapers, whilst a section headed ‘Tracts for the Times' contains essays "printed, some years ago, for private circulation." The remaining contents are here first printed.

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[LEATHES (Mrs. Stanley).]. Soimeme: A Story of a Wilful Life. Rivingtons, London, Oxford, and Cambridge, 1869. F'cap 8vo; pp.x+[228]; publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated July, 1869; bevelled deep red buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Some foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.



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LE BRETON (John). Miss Tudor. John Macqueen, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, 1897. Vertically ribbed blue cloth, ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Light foxing and embrowning of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.



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LEE (Charles). Paul Carah, Cornishman. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. James Bowden, 10 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1898. Frontispiece, and three plates; vertically ribbed dull purple cloth, blocked blind and gilt, lettered and embossed dull purple through gilt on front cover, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g. Front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Later issue, bearing the imprint ‘Allenson' on the spine, the binding being otherwise the same. In the present issue, the first gathering consists of six leaves, the last two being single insets, a leaf of Bowden advertisements and the half-title leaf having been excised before binding, as also the 14pp. integral Bowden advertisements at the end, leaving the final leaf of text also as a single inset. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.129, 205, and 276, and are here so tipped in.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Maude Talbot. In three volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65 Cornhill; Bombay: Smith, Taylor and Co., 1854. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue, dated February 1854, at end of volume one; pp.[ii]+284+[iv]; [ii]+330; [ii]+296; burgundy ripple grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with two short rules gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co. on back paste-down of volume one. A little very light foxing, and Catalogue lightly damp-stained; but a fine copy, nonetheless.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's first book, and key title. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who records no titles by this author earlier than 1859. All three title leaves are single insets.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Thorney Hall: A story of an old family. Smith, Elder and Co., 65 Cornhill, 1855. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+338; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end dated December 1854; gold net-grain cloth striped vertically with yellow green, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers glazed very dark green; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co. on back paste-down. Cloth of spine slightly bubbled, and some patchy oxydisation of gold of cloth; slight spine roll; small chip from blank lower corner of title-leaf; otherwise a very nice copy - considering the delicate colouring of the cloth, surprisingly so. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's second book. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who records no title by this author earlier than 1859. The title leaf is a single inset.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Gilbert Massenger. Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1855. Lge.12mo; pp.[iv]+324; 4pp. inserted advertisements for Maude Talbot's earlier works, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated October, 1855; glazed black straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated bright caramel; binder's ticket of Westley & Co. at end. Cloth very slightly rubbed over joints; slight spine roll; light foxing of prelims., and small marks on extreme fore-margins of four leaves; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's third book. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who records no title by this author earlier than 1859.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Kathie Brande; A Fireside History of a Quiet Life. In two volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1856. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; integral advertisement leaf advertising ‘Novelettes by Holme Lee' ('Gilbert Massenger' and ‘Thorney Hall'), followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue, dated October, 1856, at end of volume one; pp.[iv]+322+[ii]; [iv]+[320]; rich brown ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with two short rules, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co at end. Cloth very slightly bubbled on one spine; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's fourth book. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who records no title by this author earlier than 1859.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Sylvan Holt's Daughter. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1858. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; pp.[iv]+328; [iv]+329+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [iv]+303+[i (printer's imprint)]; half dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled tooled and lettered gilt, green straight morocco cloth sides; drab faced end-papers. Very slight wear to leather at corners; binder's blanks foxed, with light offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's fifth book. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who records no title by this author earlier than 1859.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). Hawksview: A family history of our own times. James Blackwood, Paternoster Row, 1859. Pp.[iv]+[9]-[524]; claret ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated lemon. A little very light foxing, chiefly of prelims. and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.491. The author's seventh book. Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff. The odd pagination is due to the fact that the printer, setting an 8vo volume from gathering ‘B', assumed the usual eight page section for the first gathering: there is no lack.

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LEE (Holme, i.e. Harriet Parr). The beautiful Miss Barrington. Copyright edition. In two volumes. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1871. 2 Vols., bound in one; half-title to volume two, that to volume one lacking; old quarter basil, marbled sides. Covers rubbed, leather splitting at joints; poor quality paper, lightly embrowned; a little scattered foxing; a good copy.

Issued as Vols. [?1163] and 1164 of the Tauchnitz Edition Collection of British Authors. First published in England the same year in three volumes. For many of Tauchnitz's editions, though possibly not this one, the text was revised.

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LEE (Holme [i.e., Harriet Parr]). This work-a-day World. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1875. 3 Vols.; half-titles not present, probably not called for; contemporary half roan, marbled boards. External joints cracked or wearing, and minute chipping from headbands; name cut from front end-paper in volume one; one leaf slightly damaged by paste adhesion, with loss of some half dozen words (mostlly guessable); otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LEE (Holme, i.e. Harriet Parr). Mrs. Denys Of Cote. In three volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880 [i.e., 1879]. (All rights reserved.) Three volumes in one, as issued; half-title, title, Contents leaf, and fly-title in each volume; fly-title to each of the seven books; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[viii]+311+[i (blank)]; [viii]+315+[i (blank)]; [viii]+289+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Faint white pinpoint spotting of top half inch of front cover (possibly paint); otherwise a fine copy.

A minor binding variant, copies also being known in diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth. NCBEL, 3: 942, gives the date as 1880, but it was presumably published in the Christmas season of 1879, and dated ahead: in this copy the title page to volume three is in the first state, bearing the date 1879. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LEE (Holme, i.e. Harriet Parr). Loving and serving. In three volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 1883. Half-title in each volume; three volumes bound in one, publisher's royal blue patterned sand grain cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Front end-papers renewed, back end-papers a little chipped at joint; half-title to volume one scuffed, creased, and with three small holes where a label has ben roughly removed; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. The author's last book.bSee also Science and Fantasy Fiction.

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LEE (Katharine (Mrs. Henry Jenner).). When fortune Frowns: Being the Life and Adventures of Gilbert Coswarth, A gentleman of Cornwall. How he fought for Prince Charles in The years 1745 and 1746, and what befell him thereafter. London: Horace Cox, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C., 1895. Sm.cr.8vo; text-paper binder's blank at front and back; pp.[viii]+367+[i (blank)]; black buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt and silver, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine (the spine bearing the price ‘6/-' at extreme tail); end-papers printed with flower and leaf pattern in greyish brown. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget].). The Prince Of the Hundred Soups. A Puppet-Show in Narrative. Edited and with an Introduction By Vernon Lee. T. Fisher Unwin, [17, Holborn Viaduct,] 1883 [i.e., Winter, 1882]. Sq.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, all printed in reddish brown; woodcut head and tail pieces and initial letters to the chapters; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated May, 1883; light drab buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within two ruled circles, and ruled dark brown on back cover, ruled dark brown, blocked dark brown, white, and flesh, lettered dark brown-outlined flesh and flesh-outlined dark brown on front cover, blocked white, flesh and dark brown, ruled and lettered dark brown on spine; a.e. yellow. Flesh and white enamel more or less lacking on spine; otherwise virtually a fine copy. Scarce.

A wire-stitched binding, in fine state. The lengthy Preface, which is dated ‘Oct.24, 1882' makes clear that the book was prepared for the Christmas market. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.7, 9. and 171, and are here so tipped in.

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[LE FANU (Joseph Sheridan).]. The fortunes Of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien: A Tale Of The wars of King James. With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. Dublin: James McGlashan, 21 D'Olier-Street. William S. Orr and Company, London, 1847. Lge post 8vo; half-title not called for; list of Illustrations (a singleton, signed ‘b') follows Contents; frontispiece and twenty-one etched plates by Phiz; pp.[x]+342; old half natural calf, green lettering-piece, marbled sides, spine ruled gilt. Piece chipped from leather at head of spine, label slightly chipped, and leather cracked over back joint; some foxing of plates, as usual with this title, with some slight - and generally associated - foxing of text; otherwise a nice copy.

This copy bound up from the parts, and with a specimen front wrapper to part IV, designed by ‘Phiz' and printed by E[dmund] Evans (in black on pink paper, and as with the Sadleir copy having the misprint ‘Turlogh'), bound in before the frontispiece. Sadleir 1375/I; Wolff, 4012.

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LE FEUVRE (Amy). ‘Probable sons'. By the author of ‘Eric's Good News'. London, The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row; and 65 St. Paul's Churchyard, N.D. [1895]. Half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece and two illustrations in text by W.S. Stacey (apparently printed as line photoengravings); quarter cream art-linen ruled, blocked, and lettered scarlet on front cover, blocked and up-lettered scarlet on spine, highly coloured chintz sides printed with an abstract pattern possibly suggested by soap bubbles. Scarlet on spine slightly faded; short tear to one fore-margin; light stain to lower margin at one opening; in general effect, however a very nice copy.

A much reprinted book, but this first edition, with its striking - and almost startling - cover design is very scarce - especially with the covers in near-fine state, as here. Copies are also known in half brown cloth with the blocking, lettering, and ruling in black and with the sides printed with a conventional but large Paisley pattern chiefly in blue and green. We suspect them of being secondary since brown cloth is rarely or never replaced by cream or white, the latter being more liable to soiling and having a potentially shorter shelf-life, but reverse substitutions, a lighter colour giving way to a darker one, are quite frequent. In the present instance, however, it would scarcely have mattered since the book was reprinted in an extended format the next year. Opie Collection of Children's Literature, 034: 191; COPAC records seven copies, binding for the most part not detailed, but one of them at least in the Paisley style.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The romance of Zion chapel. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1898. Post 8vo; final blank; pp.viii+297+[iii]; vertically ribbed turquoise cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head of spine; a couple of leaves roughly opened with chips to the blank margins; inscription on front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

With a presentation inscription from the author's father, dated May 2nd 1898, on the front end-paper. Printed in the U.S.A. Not in Wolff.

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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.

LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The romance of Zion chapel. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1898. Post 8vo; final blank; pp.viii+297+[iii]; vertically ribbed turquoise cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A virtually fine copy. Scarce thus.

Printed in the U.S.A. Not in Wolff.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Young lives. Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Company Limited, N.D. [1898]. 4pp. integral advertisements at end (listing twelve six shilling titles, and not including this; the ‘Bristol Library' to Vol.81; and the ‘3/6 Series' to Vol.XXXIV); pp.412+[iv]; vertically fine ribbed iron grey cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine. Covers slightly dull and mottled; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Worshipper of the Image. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1900 [i.e., 1899]. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end dated 1899; pp.[2]+143+[i (blank)]+[2]; vertically ribbed purple cloth lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Printed in the U.S.A. Supernatural novel, very much of its period: the protagonist is infatuated with the spirit of a dead woman, whose death-mask he owns.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard) and LEATHER (Robinson K.). The student And the Body-snatcher And other trifles. Elkin Mathews, At The Sign of The Bodley Head, In Vigo Street, W., 1890. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; very dark brown coarse buckram lettered gilt up spine; uncut edges. Very slight fading of covers; otherwise a near fine copy.



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LEGGE (Arthur E.J.). Mutineers. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+342 (leaf Y2, pp.339-340 being a single inset); publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1898; vertically ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine slightly dull; a few scattered fox-spots; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

A social novel. Not in Wolff.

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LEGGE (Arthur E.J.). Both great And small. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Pp.[viii]+409+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey flecked with light grey linen patterned cloth, blocked pictorially scarlet, black, and pale blue, lettered black, on front cover and spine; t.e burnished grey, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Front end-paper a little creased and chipped; faint crease in half-title and title; very slight darkening of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The probable first issue, later copies having the top-edges plain. For copyright reasons, printed in the U.S.A. In this copy the last line on p.159 has the reading ‘usuallv' for ‘usually' (not a broken ‘y'). Issue significance, if any, unknown.

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LEGGE (Arthur E.J.). Both great And small. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Pp.[viii]+409+[i (printer's imprint)]; grey flecked with light grey linen patterned cloth, blocked pictorially scarlet, black, and pale blue, lettered black, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a fine bright copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The probable second issue, some copies having the top-edges burnished grey. For copyright reasons, printed in the U.S.A. In this copy the last line on p.159 has the reading ‘usuallv' for ‘usually' (not a broken ‘y'). Issue significance, if any, unknown.

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LEGRAND (Martin [i.e., James RICE].). The Cambridge freshman; Or, Memoirs of Mr. Golightly. With numerous Illustrations by Phiz. Tinsley Brothers, Catherine Street, Strand, 1871. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; pp.iv+[396]; lime-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale cream. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and all gilt a trifle dull; a few leaves with light fox-spots; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, at 4034 recording an 1878 printing only as though it were the first - a mistake made also by Quaritch in their Catalogue 1129 - and at 427, recording, by way of correction (but again wrongly!) an 1877 printing as, definitely and really, the true first!

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LEMON (Mark). Tom Moody's tales. Edited by Mark Lemon. With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1864. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; steel-engraved frontispiece and twelve plates on plate-pape; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+173+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bright orange-brown diagonal-wide-bead-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, pictorially blocked gilt on front cover with a design by Browne, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Unobtrusive restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, and slight wear to cloth over joints; extensive foxing to first and last few leaves of text, and one or two fox-spots elsewhere; an acceptable copy, nonetheless of a scarce title.

Written and not merely edited by Mark Lemon. Stories reprinted from the New Sporting Magazine. The plates (which include one ‘dark plate') are signed ‘Phiz'. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4052; CBEL, III, p.603

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LENNOX (Lord William). Percy Hamilton; Or, The adventures of a Westminster boy. In three volumes. W. Shoberl, Publisher, 20 Great Marlborough Street, 1851. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles in volumes two and three, none called for in volume one; (?)publisher's green glazed linen, paper labels; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. Labels worn and chipped, circulating library stamp in gilt at tail of each spine; hole in front end-paper of volume one, apparently where a label has been torn away; some end-papers cracked; two gatherings proud, but not loose; otherwise a very good copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir. The title-page of volume three in this copy has the misprint ‘Westminster Bo.' Volumes two and three have a colon instead of a semi-colon after Hamilton in the title.

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LE ROS (Christian). Christmas day; And How it was Spent By four persons in the house Of Fograss, Fograss, Mowton, and Snorton, Bankers. Illustrated by Phiz. Geo. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1854. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece and three plates; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; white boards printed in black, red, and green; white end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black; publisher's green paper slip advertising Croquills' "A Bundle of Croquills" tipped on to front end-paper. Rebacked with old cloth, and worn at corners; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Dated 1854, but apparently published in December 1853. Issued at one shilling. Copies are also known with an additional catalogue ('Juvenile books And Illustrated Publications, Suited For presents') inserted before the half-title. The catalogue at the back of this copy gives detailed (and accurately numbered) listings of several series of books produced by Routledge, including a series called ‘New and Original Novels' which attempted to break the libraries monopoly by offering new novels simultaneously published "In 2 vols., cloth extra, 7s., or 2 vols. in One, cloth gilt, 6s 6d." - "One-fourth of the Usual Price". Sadleir, whilst entering into detailed discussion of several such attempts, failed to locate this series altogether - though it may have degenerated in 1855 into the single volume yellowback series known as ‘Routledge's Original Novels' and listed by Sadleir under 3672.

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LE ROS (Christian). Christmas day; And How it was Spent By four persons in the house Of Fograss, Fograss, Mowton, and Snorton, Bankers. Illustrated by Phiz. Geo. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1854. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece and three plates; 14pp. publisher's catalogue inserted before half-title; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; white boards printed in black, red, and green; white end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black; publisher's green paper slip advertising Croquills' "A Bundle of Croquills" tipped on to front end-paper. Rebacked with green paper; slightly worn at corners; advertisement slip removed, leaving traces only; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Dated 1854, but apparently published in December 1853. Issued at one shilling. In this copy, p.'31' is misnumbered ‘1' (issue significance, if any, not known). The volume is seen both with and without the inserted catalogue ('Juvenile books And Illustrated Publications, Suited For presents') here present before the half-title. The catalogue at the back of this copy gives detailed (and accurately numbered) listings of several series of books produced by Routledge, including a series called ‘New and Original Novels' which attempted to break the libraries monopoly by offering new novels simultaneously published "In 2 vols., cloth extra, 7s., or 2 vols. in One, cloth gilt, 6s 6d." - "One-fourth of the Usual Price". Sadleir, whilst entering into detailed discussion of several such attempts, failed to locate this series altogether - though it may have degenerated in 1855 into the single volume yellowback series known as ‘Routledge's Original Novels' and listed by Sadleir under 3672.

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LESLIE (Emma). Cecily: A Tale of the English Reformation. Wesleyan Conference Office, 2, Castle-street, City-road; Sold at 66, Paternoster-row, 1881. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and four plates, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; wood-engraved head-pieces to the chapters; pp.256; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated ‘11-80'; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed sea green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black and gilt, lettered gilt outlined black, and sea green through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, ruled and blocked black, on spine; end-papers coated pale cream. Slight foxing of edges; faint diagonal crease in two plates where they have at some point been folded down (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

From the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly publisher's file, and bearing on the front pastedown a pencilled ‘G5', together with the price ‘2/=', whilst the free end-paper bears the notes, also in pencil, ‘?Copyright' and ‘Stereos', the folded down plates presumably referring to plans for some later printing. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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L'ESTRANGE (Capt. W.D., (Late 12th Lancers).). At the front. A story of the Transvaal war. London: James Henderson, Red Lion House, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. [sic] E.C., N.D [1900]. Imp.16mo; half-title not called for; pp.128, printed in double columns (in 6pt. type, 60ll. per column!); paper wrappers, green outside, orange inside, cut flush, printed in red and blue on front wrapper, in blue on back wrapper and up spine, and on inside wrappers, the back wrapper bearing a partial list of the series to No.547; issued without end-papers. Small original ownership stamp on front wrapper and title-page; slight embrowning of wrappers; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of J.C. Hutchinson, who has usefully stamped an accession date (‘Sep 5 1900') as well as his name on the title page. Issued as volume No.551 of ‘The "Budget" Story Books'. Published at 3d. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[LEVER (Charles).]. The Confessions Of Harry Lorrequer. With numerous illustrations By Phiz. Dublin, William Curry, Jun. and Company. William S. Orr, and Co. London. Fraser and Crawford, Edinburgh, 1839. Lge.demy 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; twenty engraved plates; pp.[1-2]+[iii]-[xviii]+[3]-344; purplish maroon fine diaper cloth ruled with blind frame and blocked with conventional design, blind, on sides (flowers and leaves with a double spear-like ornament pointing to the corners), ruled and blocked with ornamental bands, blind, lettered with fancy lettering gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated primrose. Remains of armorial bookplate on front paste-down; frontispiece and engraved title foxed, but almost no foxing elsewhere: a virtually fine, tight, copy. Scarce thus.

The author's first book. Carter records three binding variants of this novel, P.S. O'Hegarty a fourth, and Sadleir a fifth, whilst Wolff, 4081a, apparently records a sixth: the present copy does not correspond to any of them - though it is very similar to Carter's ‘C' binding (later relegated to ‘D') except for the cloth-grain, his being of bold-ribbed cloth. Sadleir, 1398, recording only a copy in binding ‘E'; Wolff, 4081, a poor copy, but apparently binding ‘A', and 4081a, a variant of binding ‘B'. Sadleir's comment in respect of the prelims. "Owing to [the] mis-paging (the final leaf of ‘a' being mistakenly reckoned as the first leaf of ‘A'), sig. ‘A' has seven leaves, of which A7 is a single inset" is in our view wrong: Sadleir also calls for the title-leaf to be a single inset, so we have two leaves which could perfectly well be conjugate if we imagine a further gathering, ‘a', to be bound in between them. Sig. ‘A' was almost certainly set up and printed as a normal eight leaf gathering, the original printer's copy not having included the text of other prelims. which were then inserted. This is given the support from the fact that the prelims. apart from the title leaf are on thicker paper than the following text.

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[LEVER (Charles).]. The Confessions Of Harry Lorrequer. With numerous illustrations By Phiz. Dublin, William Curry, Jun. and Company. William S. Orr, and Co. London. Fraser and Crawford, Edinburgh, 1839. Lge.demy 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; twenty engraved plates; pp.[1-2]+[iii]-[xviii]+[3]-344; rose-madder vertically fine-ribbed cloth ruled with blind frame consisting of two wide rules with two narrow rules between them, and blocked with conventional design, blind, on sides (large double-sided stylised hartshorn fern like ornaments, dividing vertically, exclosing a six-sided lozenge between the mirrored sides, at top and bottom within frame, and large central double-sided leaf and flower ornaments, dividing horizontally, with a circular central space, and an arrow-head a top and bottom pointing up and down), elaborately blocked all-over gilt on spine with an arabesque design including stylised leaves and enclosing a lighthouse-like ornament, lettered ‘HARRY LORREQUER' towards head of spine, and ‘DUBLIN / CURRY & Co.' at tail, both within the arabesque; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated primrose. Cloth of spine somewhat chipped and delicate, with loss of ‘Y' of ‘HARRY', half of the ‘ER' of ‘LORREQUER' and small portions of the arabesque; all plates embrowned at edges, frontispiece and engraved title foxed: otherwise internally a fine, tight, copy.

The author's first book. Carter records three binding variants of this novel, P.S. O'Hegarty a fourth, and Sadleir a fifth, whilst Wolff, 4081a, apparently records a sixth. We ourselves have previously had a seventh. The present copy does not correspond to any of them - though the cloth and spine-blocking are very similar to those of the Sadleir copy, denominated by him binding ‘E'. The present copy may precede Sadleir's, which was blocked uniformly with the 1843 - 4 title ‘Our Mess'. Sadleir, 1398, binding ‘E'; Wolff, 4081, a poor copy, but apparently binding ‘A', and 4081a, a variant of binding ‘B'. Sadleir's comment in respect of the prelims. "Owing to [the] mis-paging (the final leaf of ‘a' being mistakenly reckoned as the first leaf of ‘A'), sig. ‘A' has seven leaves, of which A7 is a single inset" is certainly wrong: Sadleir also calls for the title-leaf to be a single inset, so we have two leaves which could perfectly well be conjugate if we imagine a further gathering, ‘a', to be bound in between them. Sig. ‘A' was in fact set up and printed as a normal eight leaf gathering, the original printer's copy not having included the text of other prelims. which were then inserted. The title-leaf and its conjugate in this copy have been separated just a trifle roughly and the consequent matching irregularities in the extreme margins allow us to state quite definitely that the conjugate of the title-page was in fact A4. The other prelims. in this copy are on paper of the same quality as the text: in some copies they are on paper that is slightly thicker.

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