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.

LONGFELLOW (Henry Wadsworth). Hyperion. A Romance. Liverpool: John Walker, 97, Bold Street; London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co.; David Bogue; Arthur Hall & Co.; Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, N.D. [October, 1848]. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black, and publisher's Advertisement leaf precede start of text; pp.236; vertically fine ribbed light marina blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Pre-dating by one year the earliest English edition listed by Blanck, this is not in fact the first English edition, but, avowedly, the first English edition of the 1845 revised text. Editions were issued in England earlier in the same year by Wiley, Tegg, H.G. Clarke, and Slater. According to the publisher's Advertisement in the present volume, these all followed the original [New York] text of 1839, whilst the present volume "has been carefully reprinted from the last Cambridge (American) edition, which has received a most careful revision from its gifted Author". If this advertisement is to be taken literally, the reprinting was actually done from a copy of the third American edition of 1846 [Blanck, 12310], which was the last Cambridge edition, subsequent editions being issued by Ticknor of Boston: but the third edition was a word for word reprint of the second [Blanck, 12080], so that it is the second edition text of 1845 which is here set forth. We have dated the volume from the Advertisement, which is signed "Liverpool, October, 1848". According to an advertisement in Walker's edition of ‘Kavanagh', which appeared a few months later, ‘Hyperion' was issued "Price 2s. 6d. in paper cover; 3s. cloth.' Finely printed in Liverpool by D. Marples.

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LONGFELLOW (Henry Wadsworth). Kavanagh, A Tale. Liverpool: John Walker, 97, Bold Street. London: David Bogue, John Johnstone, Hamilton, Adams, and Co. Edinburgh: John Johnstone, Oliver and Boyd. Dublin: J. M'Glashan, N.D. [1849]. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf precedes title-page; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[ii]+137+[1 (printer's imprint)]; vertically fine ribbed slate purple cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt, from type, on front cover and up spine, ruled blind on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Narrow strip clipped from upper margin of four leaves, not approaching text; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Finely printed in Liverpool by D. Marples. The text is that of the first American edition, altered state, except for the absence of the word ‘END' at end of text. Blanck does not record this edition of ‘Kavanagh', but he does record Walker (together with the same associates) as the publisher of an authorised edition of ‘The Seaside and the Fireside' later the same year, which appears to have been issued simultaneously with, or in advance of, the first American edition, and it would be strange if the present edition were not similarly authorised. It is not on the face of it likely that Walker would have gone to the expense of competing with the London trade unless he had had some advantage such as this, and even less likely that an established London firm such as that of Bogue, who was to take over as Longfellow's authorised English publisher within two years, would otherwise have accepted a merely subordinate interest. Nor was ‘Kavanagh' the first of Longfellow's books to be published by Walker, for the advertisement leaf at the front of the present volume refers to two other titles (likewise missed by Blanck) as ‘Lately published . . . Uniform with Kavanagh': ‘Hyperion', and ‘Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic, Comprising Voices of the Night, Evangeline, The Spanish Student, &c., Being the most perfect and comprehensive edition of the Author's Poems and Dramas.' These books, and ‘The seaside and the Fireside', which from Blanck's description was evidently uniform as well, were issued both in cloth and paper wrappers, and it is likely that the present volume was also. That Walker's ‘Kavanagh' predated his issue of ‘The Seaside and the Fireside' is made clear both by the absence of the latter title from the advertisement, and by the fortunate fact of the publisher's change of address: for both ‘The Seaside and the Fireside' and for a second (and expanded) edition of ‘Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic' issued in 1850 (Blanck, 12341), Blanck gives Walker's address as 7, Clayton Square, not 97, Bold Street; whilst by 1851 Bogue had wholly taken over. Probable first English edition, probably authorised, though possibly preceded by a few copies of the American edition imported by Wiley.

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LONGFELLOW (Henry Wadsworth). The Prose works Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. London: David Bogue, [86,] Fleet Street, 1851 [i.e., 1850]. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; fine wood-engraved vignette title-page on plate-paper, dated 1851, and including a facsimile of Longfellow's signature, follows half-title; final leaf bears publisher's integral advertisements on recto, printer's imprint on verso; pp.[viii]+494+[ii]; publisher's bevelled black roan pressed out on sides with horizontal fine ribs after the manner of the most elaborate cloth bindings of the period, and very elaborately blocked, ruled, and intaglio-embossed blind; spine hollow-backed, with five raised bands, blocked and ruled blind, lettered gilt; a.e.g.; yellow and green head- and tail- bands; oil-marbled end-papers. Very slight rubbing to leather over points of joints and corners, and frontispiece a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

Advertised as available either in cloth or leather. The binding is remarkable for its experimental pressing out of leather as though it were cloth, and also for the richness of its blocking and the elaborate intaglio-embossing of its central panels. The first collective edition of Longfellow's prose, preceding the first American collective edition by some six years. Blanck, 12344, noting that it was reviewed on May 10th 1851. The English Catalogue of Books, however, which usually recorded publication late rather than early, gives the publication date 1850. This is likely, as books published late in the year in England were normally at this time dated ahead to give them a longer ‘shelf-life' as recent publications.

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LORNE (The Marquis of, K.T.). From Shadow To Sunlight. Westminster, A Constable And Co.: 1895. Narrow f'cap 8vo; two blanks and advertisement leaf precede half-title; woodcut vignette title; imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; vertically ribbed deep turquoise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Minor faults, but in general a very nice copy.

Sadleir 3393/5. Listed by Sadleir, but lacking from his collection. Issued as the fifth volume in The Acme Library.

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LOTHROP (Amy [i.e., Anna Bartlett Warner].). Dollars and cents. London: Clarke, Beeton, & Co., foreign booksellers, 148, Fleet-street, N.D. [December, 1852]. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements precede tipped-in conjugate wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page on plate-paper, and letterpress title; pp.[viii]+311+[i]; very pale yellow glazed boards printed in black, the front cover bearing a reproduction of the vignette title, the back cover printed with series and other advertisements; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Lacking the backstrip, otherwise a very nice copy.

‘The Author's Unabridged Edition' published at One Shilling and Sixpence in Clarke, Beeton, & Co.'s ‘Select Series of Gift Books', this being stated on the back cover. First English edition of a work published in two volumes in America in 1852 (Wright, 2640). The author's first book. The present volume is dated from the advertisements, which list the first nine titles of the Run and Read Library (the last of which appeared in December 1852) and advance notices of the parts issues of A. de Beauchesne's History of Louis the Seventeenth ("Early in January will be published . . ."), and of Dumas's Izaak Lakadam ("The First Part will appear on the First of February next.") Neither this series nor this title in Sadleir: apparently a precursor of the ‘Run and Read Library' which is very similar in format.

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LOTI (Pierre). The Book of pity and of Death. Translated by T.P. O'Connor, M.P. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. Tall f'cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very good copy.

The first edition in English.

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LOUDON (K.M.). Carrageen And Other Legends. Illustrations by Edith Scannell. [100, Princes Street,] Edinburgh & [21, Paternoster Square,] London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1892. Numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; yellow-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black and white, lettered black, and orange-shadowed black, on front cover, blocked black and white, lettered gilt, and black, on spine. Small snag-hole in cloth over front joint; half-title lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Bearing the author's signed holograph inscription on the front free end-paper. Intended as a juvenile. The cover design is by Edith Scannell.

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[LOVELL (George William).]. The Trustee. By the author of The tragedy of "The Provost of Bruges," &c. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1841. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not present, and probably not called for; contemporary half purple calf, gilt and blind, marbled sides. Very good copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LOVER (Samuel, Esq., R.H.A.). Legends and stories Of Ireland. Second Series. London: Baldwin and Cradock, [47] Paternoster Row; And sold by W.F. Wakeman, Dublin, 1834. [On half-title page:] With Illustrations, by W. Harvey, and the author. Vignette title-page, and numerous fine wood-engraved vignettes in the text; green moire Mercerised cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Front end-papers renewed; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir. Block, p.144. Printed at the Chiswick Press. In a Notice following the dedication leaf Lover remarks: ‘A book entitled "Popular Stories and Legends of the Peasantry of Ireland, with Illustrations, by Samuel Lover," &c. &c. has lately been published in Dublin, with the authorship of which book I am totally unconnected. Six illustrations for the volume were supplied by me, and those who are answerable for the work should have let the public distinctly understand that so far only was I concerned, and not have imputed to me by a questionable use of my name, an authorship which I feel it necessary to disavow. From the duplicity of this title, many have been induced to imagine that the work, to which it is prefixed, is my Second Series of Legends and Stories; and this very name, too, has been assumed, with a mere transposition ... although there is not a single legend in its pages.'

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LOVER (Samuel, Esq.). Handy Andy: A tale of Irish life. With Twenty-Four Illustrations on Steel, By the author. Frederick Lover, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster Row; And Richard Groombridge, 1842. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+380; twenty-four plates; contemporary half dark green calf, spine with four raised bands, tooled blind and gilt, and with maroon label, green and red oil-marbled sides; sprinkled edges, drab-faced end-papers. Slight spotting of some plates, heavier on two or three; otherwise a very nice copy, attractively bound by E. Paul of Southampton.

Bound up from the parts, and showing traces of stab-holes at extreme inner margins. Sadleir, 1451, recording a copy in publisher's cloth; Wolff, 4192. There is no list of plates, and they are not marked with page numbers, but in this copy they are bound in to face pp.6, 31, 50, 53, 63, 82, 105, 122, 145, 152, 165, 185, 201, 210, 251, 256, 259, 281, 300, 309, 327, 336, 369, and 380. Lover's best known book.

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LOVER (Samuel). Treasure trove: The first of a series of Accounts of Irish heirs: Being a Romantic Irish tale Of the last century. With twenty-six illustrations on steel, By the author. Frederick Lover, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster Row, 1844. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; list of illustrations and errata on verso of final leaf of text; twenty-six plates; contemporary half calf gilt, contrasting spine label, marbled boards, end-papers and edges. In general a near-nice copy.

Sadleir 1453, recording a cloth bound copy with one of the plates (incorrectly, according to the list of illustrations,) bound in as frontispiece. The present copy is bound up from the parts, and has a specimen front wrapper, engraved by E. Evans after a design by Lover, bound in at the front. The parts title, guessed at incorrectly by Sadleir from the headlines, was: L.S.D. Or Accounts of Irish Heirs Furnished to The Public Monthly by Samuel Lover, Accountant for Irish Inheritances. The Figures By The Author. The imprint was given as Frederick Lover, Paternoster Row; And Richard Groombridge. The present work appeared over two years; no further series was ever published.

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LOVER (Samuel). Treasure trove: The first of a series of Accounts of Irish heirs: Being a Romantic Irish tale Of the last century. With twenty-six illustrations on steel, By the author. Frederick Lover, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster Row, 1844. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; list of illustrations and errata on verso of final leaf of text; frontispiece, and twenty-five plates; fine diaper light claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and short split at head of back joint; end-papers renewed; scattered light dusting; a few plates foxed; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 1453, recording a copy bound in an otherwise similar fine-ribbed cloth. The present copy is bound up from the parts, as is evidenced by stabholes running throughout. The parts title, guessed at incorrectly by Sadleir from the headlines, was: L.S.D. Or Accounts of Irish Heirs Furnished to The Public Monthly by Samuel Lover, Accountant for Irish Inheritances. The Figures By The Author. The imprint was given as Frederick Lover, Paternoster Row; And Richard Groombridge. The present work appeared over two years; no further series was ever published.

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LOVER (Samuel). Miscellaneous stories Sketches, etc. Now chiefly collected for the first time. By Samuel Lover. Edited by D.J. O'Donoghue. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1899. Extra cr.8vo; pp.XXVIII+219+[i (blank)]; light and dark streaked green fine rough buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Insignificant wear to extremities of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Includes a biographical Introduction by O'Donoghue and a Glossary. A scarce title, not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LOWNDES (Cecilia Selby). Miss Hope's niece Or Esmee's choice: A Story for Girls. London, Seeley & Co., Essex Street, Strand, 1889. Integral half-tone frontispiece; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, the first leaf represented by a stub; royal blue buckram, ruled blind, on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine slightly darkened and with remains of paper label at tail (v. note); small mark on fore-edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

The publisher's File Copy, with their rubber stamp to this effect on the half-title page. The label now vistigial on the spine probably also said File Copy. Purchased from the Warne file. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LOWRY (H.D.). Wreckers and methodists And other stories. London, William Heinemann, 1893. Pp.viii+248; deep olive green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, black, on back cover, blocked copper and black, lettered copper, on front cover, lettered and with short rule copper, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine; copper very faded on spine; internally a fine copy.

The author's first book. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Some copies have an inserted publisher's catalogue at the end dated variously August, 1893 or December, 1893. The book was published in September.

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LOWRY (H.D.). Women's tragedies. London: John Lane, Vigo St; Boston Roberts Bros., 1895. Wood-engraved title-page after Aubrey Beardsley; red binder's cloth, white paper label on front cover and spine. Fine copy.

Issued as volume IX of the ‘Keynotes Series'. This copy bound up without the two inserted catalogues. Sadleir, 3748; Wolff, 4197.

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LOWRY (H.D.). A Man of Moods. London: Bliss Sands & Co., 1896. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.248+[viii]; pale yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark green, the inside wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Back wrapper and paper of spine lacking; front wrapper and final page of advertisements dusty, the latter being also a trifle chipped on blank corners; five pages with small light stains; otherwise nice. As a binding copy.

First edition, colonial issue, so designated on the front wrapper. The English first edition had untrimmed fore and lower edges, t.e.g., and was consequently in a large cr.8vo format, but otherwise appears to have consisted of the same sheets. It was issued in cloth, price 6/-. A scarce title in any issue. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Bliss Sands colonial issues are uncommon.

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LOWRY (H.D.). The Happy exile. Edited by H.D. Lowry. With six etchings by E. Philip Pimlott. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Sepiatone frontispiece and five plates, all on thin cream tinted paper; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter vertically ribbed olive green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, pale brown fine rough-effect buckram sides, blocked dark green on front cover; t.e. brown, others uncut. Gilt very slightly dull; otherwise a very fine, unopened, copy.

Issued as Volume V. in John Lane's Arcady Library. According to the advertisements, Lowry wrote the volume. The first binding, a secondary binding being known as this but with the front cover blocking in black, and a tertiary one as that but with the spine of dark brown vertically ribbed cloth. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LUKIN (Rev. J.). The Boy engineers: What they did And How they did it. a Book for Boys. London, Trübner & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1878. Imp.16mo in half-sheets; numerous diagrams and wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[viii]+344; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed blue-green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered black, pictorially blocked gilt, lettered blue-green through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and blue-green through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Slight general wear to cloth, and covers a little spotted; contemporary review laid on to front end-paper; half-title removed; otherwise a very nice copy.

As the title perhaps implies, a book teaching practical wood and metal work, with a slight fictional frame. Chapter headings include ‘Workshop Appliances', ‘Our Wooden Clock' (which includes working automata!), ‘Our First Organ', ‘Our House', ‘Our Workshop and its Fittings', ‘One or Two Engines', ‘Our Carving Machine', and ‘Our Electrical and Pneumatic Apparatus' - detailed instructions being given in each case. Issued as a volume in ‘The Young Mechanic Series', this fact being stated on front cover and spine.

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[LUMLEY (Henry Robert)]. [Cover title:] Snow: A Christmas story. By Lyulph, Author of "A girl at a railway junction's reply." London: Ward, Lock, and Tytler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, Price Sixpence. N.D. [c.1867]. Roy 8vo format, in twelves, stabbed and sewn through; printed in double column; prelims. not called for; 4pp. commercial and trade advertisements on text-paper precede start of text, 3pp. commercial advertisements follow it; pp.[iv]+53+[iii]; light blue-green paper wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; fore-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Some moderate chipping to paper of spine; four leaves at centre of one gathering have missed being stabbed, and are consequently loosely inserted; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

In format and general design an overt imitation of the Christmas numbers of "All the Year Round". Not in BLC or Sadleir; Wolff, 4204b.

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LUPTON (Anne). Mrs. Lincoln's Niece. London: Digby & Long, publishers, 18, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [February, 1891]. Pp.[iv]+343+[i (publisher's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with foliage and monogram device in brown. Small mark on front cover, edges and two or three leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

A very early title from this publishing house, before their name was changed to ‘Digby, Long, & Co.' This is the only example of the present style that we have come across. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A domestic romance.

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LYALL (David [i.e., Mrs. Burnett Smith].). The Two Miss Jeffreys. Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+292+4; bevelled light and dark sage green mixed weave coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Short stories with a Scottish ambience. The advertisements list ‘David Lyall' as the author also of ‘The Land o' the Leal' and ‘David Lyall's Love Story'.

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LYALL (Edna). Their Happiest Christmas. W. & R. Chambers, London and Edinburgh, 1890 [i.e., Winter, 1889]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved text-paper frontispiece by Hy S. Percy after R. Barnes, with tissue guard; other illustrations, by various artists, in text; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.120 (including frontispiece)+[viii]; milk-coffee coloured buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked green, terra-cotta, black, and white, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and blocked green, brown, and black, lettered gilt, on spine. Covers dull and back cover a little marked; a little light marking internally; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a title apparently scarce in the first edition.

Not in Sadleir; Woolf, 4217, listing a copy dated 1892, which he describes optimistically as ‘First edition', and an undated copy, which is obviously a reprint. The book was published for the Christmas market of 1889, and dated ahead. Juvenile.

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LYALL (Edna). Their Happiest Christmas. W. & R. Chambers, London and Edinburgh, 1892. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved text-paper frontispiece by Hy S. Percy after R. Barnes, with tissue guard; other illustrations, by various artists, in text; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.120 (including frontispiece)+[viii]; scarlet buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked green, terra-cotta, black, and white, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and blocked green, terra-cotta, black, and white, lettered gilt, on spine. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Woolf, 4217, listing an otherwise similar copy in turquoise cloth, blocked in slightly different colours, which he describes optimistically as ‘First edition', and an undated copy, which is obviously a reprint. Copies are in fact known dated 1890, the book having been published for the Christmas market of 1889, and dated ahead. Juvenile. Issued according to the advertisements at 1s. as a volume in the ‘New Series of Chambers's Library for Young People'.

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LYALL (Edna). To right the wrong. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1894. Lge.f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; pp.viii+314; [iv]+[308]; [iv]+308; (?)publisher's quarter deep crimson roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, light crimson patterned sand grain cloth sides, sprinkled edges. Leather a little worn; otherwise a very nice copy.

A story based on the career of John Hampden. This title not in Sadleir. The present set is not obviously a rebind, and we have seen over the years so many Hurst and Blackett novels from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s identically bound, that we are inclined to regard this as a publisher's binding, intended perhaps, primarily, for library sale. This copy, however, shows no sign of library use, and apart from the wear to the leather is entirely crisp and sound. An inscription on the front pastedown in each volume is dated ‘Decr.10th 1898'.

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LYALL (Edna [i.e., Ada Ellen Bayly].). Doreen: The story of a singer. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. Blank precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+496; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end dated ‘9/94'; unglazed sage green coarse linen, ruled and blocked black, lettered and blocked gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers faced black. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1457; Wolff, 4209. For copyright reasons typeset in America, the English edition being printed from American plates at the Aberdeen University Press. This copy has a bookmark advertisement for ‘The Northern Assurance Co. Ltd.' loosely laid in, possibly as issued.

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LYALL (Edna [i.e., Ada Ellen Bayly].). The Autobiography of a truth. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+114+[ii]; apple green buckram, blocked with publisher's device and lettered brown on front cover, lettered brown up spine; end-papers faced black. A little scattered light dusting, but a nice copy. An uncommon title.

Uniform, except for the colour of the binding, with Stevenson's ‘Dynamiter'. Sadleir, 1455a: the more expensive issue, in cloth. Also issued in pale grey wrappers printed in red and black. Not in Wolff.

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LYALL (Edna [i.e., Ada Ellen Bayly].). Wayfaring Men. A novel. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1897. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+452; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated ‘8/97', not listing this title; light rust brown unglazed coarse linen, lettered dark olive brown on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers faced dark charcoal. Small mark on front cover; some foxing of prelims. and edges, as usual with this title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4219, listing a copy with a Catalogue dated ‘5/97'. This is without issue significance, since both Catalogues predate publication: the book was published in October. For copyright reasons typeset in America, the English edition being printed from American plates at the Aberdeen University Press.

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LYALL (Edna). Hope the hermit. A novel. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+400; light rust brown art linen, lettered dark olive brown on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers faced dark charcoal. Very slight fading of spine, and gilt a little dull; early and late leaves and edges foxed; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The first issue, later copies having the advertisement leaf excised. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4212, describing the art linen as ‘buckram'.

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LYALL (Edna). Hope the hermit. A novel. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+400; light rust brown art linen, lettered dark olive brown on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers faced dark charcoal. Very slight fading of spine, and gilt a little dull; blank neatly excised; some scattered foxing; in general a nice copy.

Second issue, the advertisement leaf having been excised (presumably after changes in the prices). This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4212, describing the art linen as ‘buckram'.

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LYNCH (Mrs. Henry [Dora]). Gertrude Musgrave; Or, Sentiment is not religion. By Mrs. Henry Lynch, Author of "The Family Sepulchre," "Maude Effingham" [sic] "The Mountain Pastor," etc., etc. London: Seeleys, Fleet Street, And Hanover Street, 1852. Sm.f'cap 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+180; dark leaf green diagonal ripple-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and very elaborately blocked blind, lettered gilt (with title only) on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Strip torn from blank upper margin of title leaf (presumably to remove inscription); otherwise an extremely fine, crisp, copy.

An early Seeley title, and a beautiful example of period cloth in fine state. The author signs the dedication as ‘Dora Lynch'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LYNCH (E.M.). A parish providence: A country tale By E.M. Lynch. With introduction By Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, K.C.M.G. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square; Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Middle Abbey Street / New Yorl: P.J. Kenedy, Barclay Street, 1894. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half/series title; decorative headpieces, tailpieces, and initials passim; 10pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end (last page blank); pp.xlviii+154+[ix]+[i]; quater grey-green buckram ruled dark-green on sides, brown buckram covered boards, spine panelled dark-green, ruled and lettered gilt in series style; t.e.g. Enamel of spine panel a trifle rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the fourth volume of ‘The New Irish Library' under the general editorship of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, K.C.M.G., at 1s. in paper covers or at 2s., as here, in cloth. A scarce series, not in Sadleir. Wolff, 4223, listing a copy that seems to have lacked the spine panel.

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LYSAGHT (Elizabeth J.). Our general: A story for girls. Illustrated. London: Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1888 [i.e., Winter 1887]. Globe 8vo; blank and advertisement leaf (a conjugate pair, on text-paper) precede half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece and one plate printed in grey and black, signed ‘HPk'; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue, followed by two conjugate text-paper blanks, at end; pp.[?iv]+159+[i (blank)]+[?iv]; dun buckram blocked black, gilt, dark red, brown, orange, yellow, and gilt, ruled black and gilt, lettered dun through gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers coated black. Spine dull; inscription dated ‘Xmas 25th 1887' on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.

We incline to regard the pairs of conjugate leaves at front and back as integral since they are on text-paper, but they would form in fact an additional half-sheet. The welcome inscription makes clear the true date of issue. The plate is inserted to face p.76.

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LYTTELTON (The Hon. C.L.). Undine. A tale from the German. With illustrations. Bell and Daldy, Fleet Street, 1859. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title and wood-engraved title-page precede conjugate letterpress title-page; first leaf of text a single inset; leaf bearing woodcut illustration and printer's imprint on recto, at end; other illustrations in text; pp.[vi]+[5]-122+[ii]; bevelled bright green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated milk-chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn, 37 & 38 Kirby St., on back paste-down. Slight marking of covers and a little foxing in text, but a nice copy.

"Translated from the German of La Motte Fouqué" on half-title page. Printed at the Chiswick Press.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Devereux. A tale By The author of "Pelham." In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; errata slip follows title in each volume; early vertically ribbed green cloth. A little light scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 398. Number six on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. The Last days Of Pompeii. By the author of "Pelham," "Eugene Aram," "England, and The English," &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Successor to Henry Colburn, 1834. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, not present in other volumes; fly-title precedes start of text in each volume; pp.xvi+315+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+296; [iv]+315+[i (blank)]; errata to all three volumes tipped on to fly title of volume one; contemporary green fine-diaper cloth, black lettering-pieces (one at ‘label' position bearing title and volume number and gilt rules, one at extreme tail bearing the author's name as ‘BULWER'); burnished sprinkled edges. Back end-papers to volume three a little foxed, with offsetting of two or three fox-spots to last two or three leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's key title, and one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth (or any other) century, and long reckoned as such - but one that, for some reason, we have forgotten to read! Published September, 29th, 1834. Sadleir 414 and Wolff 940 listing two variant bindings. Carter, Binding Variants, p.99, and More Binding Variants, pp.4 - 5, lists six variants without attempting in general to assign priority. The present binding is not listed by Carter, but given the circumstances of the book's publication as detailed by him on pp.34 - 5 of Binding Variants, whereby all of the ‘729 as 706' copies subscribed for by the date of publication were to be delivered to wholesalers unbound, and the fact that both cloth and binding style are correct for 1834, it is entirely possible that this copy is in fact in the original cloth. The placement and colour of the labels is similar to that on the 1833 series of Colburn's Modern Novelists, though in that the labels were of green paper ruled and lettered gilt, and that at the extreme tail bore the volume number. Number twelve in Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. In the present copy the Errata noted in volume one have been corrected in pencil by somebody used to the use of proofing marks, except for that at p.152, l.15 which has been corrected in blue crayon - and it looks in fact as though this volume may have been used as a setting copy for the second edition of 1835. In addition to the Errata noted, the following typographical flaws and probable errata have been noted in this copy (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): Vol.I, p.41, l.12, opening inverted comma before ‘Naples' instead of before ‘chamber'; p.70, l.17, ‘These' for ‘Then'; p.101, l.1, small cap ‘Y' in ‘thy' instead of lower case; p.114, ll.21/2, closing inverted commas lacking after ‘Greece'; indent and opening inverted commas lacking before ‘To'; p.164, l.15, ‘l' of ‘lost' broken; p.236, l.18, ‘r' of ‘severe' too heavy; p.238, l.11, ‘n' of ‘humanised' slightly clogged; p.263, penultimate line, dropped ‘u' at start; p.296, l.20, dropped ‘w' at start; p.305, last line, redundant indent at start; Vol.II, p.12, l.10, second closing inverted comma dropped; p.45, l.12, second closing inverted comma dropped; p.100, l.9, ‘But,in' for ‘But, in'; p.174, l.7, hyphen lacking at end; p.236, l.17, ‘d' of ‘puzzled' broken; Vol.III, p.19, penultimate line, redundant space at start; p.22, l.19, second ‘e' of ‘leave' broken; p.78, l.14, [?]‘verse' left out after ‘doggerel'; p.222, l.16, redundant inverted commas at end; p.289, l.2 of note, ‘d' of ‘obliged' broken; p.307, l.13, risen space before ‘I'. One would like to suppose that the word ‘features' in the description of Lepidus at l.20 on p.48 was intended to read ‘foetus'!

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. The Last days Of Pompeii. By the author of "Pelham," "Eugene Aram," "England, and The English," &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Successor to Henry Colburn, 1834. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in other volumes; fly-title precedes start of text in each volume; pp.xvi+315+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+296; [iv]+315+[i (blank)]; errata to all three volumes tipped on to fly title of volume one; drab boards, paper spine labels; uncut edges. Some joints broken, paper of spines and labels chipped and flaking; end-papers and first leaf of prelims. in each volume foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's key title. Published September, 20th, 1834. Sadleir 414 and Wolff 940, but a different binding from either, and one that survives less frequently in fine state. Carter, Binding Variants, p.99, and More Binding Variants, pp.4 - 5, lists six variants without attempting in general to assign priority, this being the second listed (‘B'). Number twelve in Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities.

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LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord). [On specific title:] Pelham, Or, the Adventures of a gentleman By E.L. Bulwer, Esq. Revised edition, in two vols. With a new introduction and notes. [On series title:] Published for Henry Colburn, By Richard Bentley; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and J. Cummin, Dublin, 1835. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede series/half-title, and letterpress title in each volume; pp.[iv]+340; [iv]+348; contemporary half green calf, red label, tooled gilt on spine, blind on sides, marbled sides, sprinkled edges; binder's ticket of William Tod, No 1, Forth Street, Edinburgh, at end of volume one. Front free end-paper neatly removed from each volume; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Vols.I and II of ‘Colburn's Modern Novelists' small 8vo series. Sadleir, 3736e/1 & 2. An important edition including besides the new Preface, notes and revisions, an early sketch for the novel, entitled ‘Mortimer, or Memoirs of a Gentleman', written in 1824 and here first printed.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Rienzi, The last of the tribunes. By the author of "Eugene Aram," "Last Days of Pompeii," &c. &c. In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, 1835. Lge.12mo; bound up without half-titles or the two integral advertisement leaves at end of volume three; six line errata slip tipped on to p.[1] in volume two; five line errata slip tipped on to p.[1] in volume three; contemporary half light green calf, tooled gilt and blind on spine and with brown label, matching marbled sides and edges. Boards very slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 438.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Rienzi, The last of the tribunes. By the author of "Eugene Aram," "Last Days of Pompeii," &c. &c. In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, 1835. Lge.12mo; bound up without half-titles or the two integral advertisement leaves at end of volume three; six line errata slip laid on to p.364 in volume two, but without the five line errata slip sometimes present in volume three; contemporary half purple calf, tooled gilt on spine, matching marbled sides and edges. Covers dull and showing slight wear; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 438.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. The Last of the barons. By The author of "Rienzi." In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1843. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volume one, lacking in volumes two and three; lacking the leaf of publisher's advertisements called for at the end of volumes one and two; Note and Errata leaves present at end of volume one, and the Note leaf at end of volume two; rebound in pinkish slate straight grain morocco cloth (c.1858) with paper spine labels. Some foxing and light dusting, and a little light pencil scoring; neat dates of reading written in pencil and ink after some chapters; an excellent reading or working copy.

Agrees in the placement of the Errata with Sadleir 415 (copy I); Wolff did not have a copy of this variant. In the present example, however, leaf B5 (marked B3) in volume one is a cancel pasted onto a stub, as are B4, B5, and B11 in volume two: all the above being helpfully marked by the printer with a volume number. Sadleir does not notice this in either of his copies, though he does note the single inset Errata leaf also present here. In volume one, and also not noted by sadleir, the closing quotation mark after "Rienzi" lacks a comma. It seems possible therefore that the present copy represents an early state of text. The end-papers and half-title in this copy bear signatures of members of the Hildyard family, and some of the pencil notes and scoring in volume one relates to the occurrence of this name in the footnotes of the novel and in the text.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. The Last of the barons. By The author of "Rienzi." In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1843. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volume one, lacking in volumes two and three; lacking the leaf of publisher's advertisements called for at the end of volumes one and two; Note and Errata leaves present at the end of volume one, and the Note leaf at end of volume two; Victorian half calf, gilt extra, marbled boards. Slight wear to covers; one gathering just a little proud; two or three leaves over all a little foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 415. On the title-page to volume one in this copy the word "Rienzi" is followed by a single inverted comma, a variant that Sadleir does not note.

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LYTTON (Sir E. Bulwer, Bart.).]. The Caxtons: A family picture. Vol. I [II; III]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1849. 3 Vols.; half-title present in each volume; pp.[4]+[iv]+327+[i (blank)]; [iv]+346; [iv]+308; contemporary half natural calf, spines with five raised bands, elaborately tooled gilt in compartments, red and green labels. matching oil-marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Spines a trifle marked, and small split in calf at head of one joint; prelims., and last couple of leaves a trifle foxed in each volume; otherwise a nice copy. In effect, a handsome set.

Sadleir, 392; Wolff, 924.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. "My novel" By Pisistratus Caxton; Or Varieties in English life. In four volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1853. 4 Vols.; pp.[viii]+374; [vi]+379+[i (blank)]; [iv]+369+[i (blank)]; [vi]+299+[i (blank)]; dark brown vertically fine-ribbed cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; pale yellow coated end-papers; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough trimmed. End-papers renewed with pale yellow paper in volume one; early ownership inscription of Henry R. Rivers on half-title in each volume; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Wolff, 946; Sadleir 422. This copy, like that Sadleir records, has the additional fly-title bearing the printer's imprint on verso correctly placed in volumes I, II, and IV (it is not called for in volume III). Lytton's name appears both on the binding and in the advert for The Caxtons on the verso of the half-title in each volume, where he is described as ‘Author of "My Novel", etc.' The second of the three ‘Caxton' novels.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. "My novel" By Pisistratus Caxton; Or Varieties in English life. In four volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1853. 4 Vols.; pp.[viii]+374; [vi]+379+[i (blank)]; [iv]+369+[i (blank)]; [vi]+299+[i (blank)]; contemporary half green calf, marbled sides; spine tooled blind, ruled gilt, and with contrasting label; burnished sprinkled edges. Calf badly chipped at head and tail of one spine; that, and two others, crudely but strongly repaired; two labels lacking; internally a fine copy.

Wolff, 946; Sadleir 422. This copy, like that Sadleir records, has the additional fly-title bearing the printer's imprint on verso correctly placed in volumes I, II, and IV (it is not called for in volume III). Lytton's name appears in the advert for The Caxtons on the verso of the half-title in each volume, where he is described as ‘Author of "My Novel", etc.' The second of the three ‘Caxton' novels.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. "My novel" By Pisistratus Caxton; Or Varieties in English life. In four volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1853. 4 Vols.; pp.[vi]+374; [vi]+379+[i (blank)]; [iv]+369+[i (blank)]; [vi]+299+[i (blank)]; dark brown vertically fine-ribbed cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; pale yellow coated end-papers; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough trimmed. Head and tail of spines fraying and holes worn in cloth of three joints, three end-papers a trifle cracked; name cut from upper margin of title and half-title in volume one; a little fingering or marking here and there, but generally a nice copy.

Wolff, 946; Sadleir 422. This copy is of the variant noted by Sadleir in which the prelims. to volume one consist of only six pages, the additional fly-title bearing the printer's imprint on verso being absent. It is not here, however, present instead in volume three. Lytton's name appears both on the binding and in the advert for The Caxtons on the verso of the half-title in each volume, where he is described as ‘Author of "My Novel", etc.' The second of the three ‘Caxton' novels.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. What Will He Do With it? By Pisistratus Caxton. In four volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1859. 4 Vols.; leaf X1 in volume three a single inset; pp.[vi]+404; [iv]+360; [iv]+334; [iv]+315+[i (blank)]; purple vertical-rib-effect wavy-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; pale yellow coated end-papers; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough trimmed. Small piece lacking from front end-paper in volume one; a little scattered foxing and marginal dusting; but a nice copy.

Sadleir, 449 and Wolff, 963 both recording copies in the primary binding of scarlet morocco cloth. Sadleir also records the occurrence of copies in deep scarlet sand-grain cloth. Carter, ‘Binding Variants', p.100, records two further binding variants: one as this, but the cloth colour dark brown; and one in a purplish-blue fine-bead-grain cloth.

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[LYTTON (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord).]. Kenelm Chillingly His Adventures and opinions. By the Author of ‘The Caxtons,' &c. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1873. 3 Vols.; errata slip tipped in after title-page in volumes one and two; publisher's inserted 64pp. Catalogue (paged [iv]+60) at end of volume one; final blank in volume three; pp.[vi]+358; [vi]+394; [iv]+454+[ii]; deep violet patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated green; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co' on back paste-down in volume one. Some foxing, chiefly of prelims., last few leaves, and edges; a few small corners turned, to mark pages with light pencil scoring and notes (v. below); otherwise an unusually nice copy of a book that tends not to wear well.

With the contemporary pencilled signature of biographer and philosophical critic E[dwin] P[axton] Hood on the verso of the front end-paper of volume one. The scattered light pencil scoring and one or two small notes are in his hand, and it is by no means impossible that Hood may have written a review. Sadleir, 411, lists a copy in the same binding as this, also with the Burn ticket, bearing a presentation inscription from the author's son dated ‘March 27, 1873'. The book was published in March. As Sadleir notes copies are also seen with the binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, these having the titling in a less condensed fount and the imprint in a slightly larger fount (the small caps. of the imprint in the present copy are 2mm high, the large caps. 2.5mm), and these, if memory serves us correctly, are also in cloth of a lighter and rather bluer shade, and the covers are a fraction smaller than those in the present copy, giving the volumes a rather dumpy look. The covers of the present copy measure 192mm x 128mm. The only copy of the second edition that we have seen is the British Library copy, accession date ‘13 JU 73'. It has the binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.', and is identically bound with the Burn variant of the first edition. The early date of issue of the second edition suggests that both binders may have worked simultaneously in the production of the first edition. A further, and definitely secondary binding of bright blue coarse morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine, with all edges cut, and end-papers printed with Chapman & Hall advertisements, is described by Carter in More Binding Variants. It would appear to represent a small issue of left-over sheets. Wolff, 937, describing the Catalogue in volume one as having only 60pp., not 64. He has probably failed to notice the peculiarity of its pagination.

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LYTTON (The Late Lord). Pausanias The Spartan An unfinished historical romance Edited by His Son. George Routledge & Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, 1876. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xxvii+[i (blank)]+[29]-376+[viii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark brownish purple cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. A fine copy.

Sadleir, 430; not in Wolff. Lytton's last, posthumous, and unfinished novel, rated No.5 on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities.

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M. (L.C.). Katie Lawford's Victory And other stories. Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1868. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+188; bevelled lime green sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, Wolff, Halkett & Laing, or the British Library Catalogue. Short stories.

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MAARTENS (Maarten). An old maid's love. A Dutch tale told in English. In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1891. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two, integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end of volume three; blue buckram enamelled florally yellow on sides in imitation of printed paper covered boards, lettered and with short rule gilt on sides; end-papers coated pale yellow. A brilliantly fine copy.

Sadleir 1469. Written originally in English, although the author was Dutch.

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MacALPINE (Avery). Teresa Itasca. Chatto and Windus, 1886. Half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated May, 1886; natural canvas, ruled and lettered terra-cotta and black on front cover, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram terra-cotta and black on back cover, spine washed terra-cotta, ruled and lettered black, ruled natural canvas through terra-cotta, on spine; t.e. uncut; greyish-brown end-papers. Front end-papers slightly rubbed, and free end-paper a little wrinkled; prelims. foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

An unusual binding for its date.

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McCARTHY (Justin). The riddle ring. A novel. In three volumes. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1896. Blank before half-title in volume two; pp.[viii]+223+[i (blank)]; pp.[viii]+192; [vi]+217+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume two, dated Oct.1895; dark blue vertical flame grain cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine. Generally nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Essentially a love story. The collation of volume three is correct as given: the three leaves of prelims. plus the five leaves of the last gathering making up one full sheet. In the present copy p.83, l.3. in volume three has the reading ‘on' for ‘no' (issue significance, if any, unknown).

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MAC DONALD (George, LL.D.). Robert Falconer. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1868. Final blank in volume one; last leaf of volume three printed as fly-title ‘Hurst and Blackett's New Publications', this followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, but listing this title with reviews; maroon sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated reddish chocolate. Recased, with new yellow end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Later issue, with the second state of the advertisements. A scarce title, not in the Sadleir or the later Wolff collection, though listed in the first Wolff collection as no.33.

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MAC DONALD (George, LL.D.). Sir Gibbie. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1879. 3 Vols.; final leaf in volume three printed on the recto ‘Messrs. Hurst and Blackett's New publications.', verso blank, this followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue, on text paper; brown buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated greyish brown. Covers a little used, but a very good copy.

This title not in the Sadleir collection. A very difficult book to find in original cloth, owing to its popular nature and the fact that it was issued wire stitched, not sewn. The present copy is entirely sound.

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MAC DONALD (George). The gifts Of The child Christ, And other tales. Copyright edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1882. Roy 16mo in half sheets; half/series title precedes title-page; pp.304; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth over thin boards, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine, short rule gilt on front cover; end-papers coated bright yellow. Slight fading of covers and insignificant pressure dints on front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Vol. 2091 in Tauchnitz's ‘Collection of British Authors', and bearing the same date as the English edition.

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MAC DONALD (George). Home again. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; engraved frontispiece signed ‘H.M.P.'; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue (last leaf blank), dated ‘7.88', at end; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Rebacked, with new end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Later issue, as is shown by the catalogue. The first issue had cherry-red bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, and a catalogue dated ‘3.87'. A later binding batch, otherwise similar, had a catalogue dated ‘11.87'. This title not in Sadleir; CBEL, III, p.494, giving the title, erroneously, as ‘Home Again. A Tale'; Wolff, 4292, commenting "the first copy of this book I have ever had."

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MAC DONALD (George). Home again. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral blank at end; pp.[2]+vi+313+[iii]; light caramel buckram over very thin boards ruled on sides and spine, blocked and lettered on front cover and spine, all in brown; white end-papers. A nice copy of a cheaply produced book, not calculated to survive well.

One of at least four issues, the first state of text, first issue, and first binding being probably that listed by Wolff as in bevelled cherry-red diagonal very fine ribbed cloth, [?ruled and] blocked black on sides and spine, [?ruled,] blocked, and lettered gilt on front and spine, with an inserted frontispiece, a publisher's inserted 44pp. catalogue at end, and with end-papers [coated] black. In Wolff's copy the catalogue was dated ‘11.87'; copies are also known with a catalogue dated 13.87'. The book was re-issued the next year, without the bevelled boards, and with an inserted catalogue dated ‘7.88', but still with the inserted frontispiece, in diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, with the top-edges uncut and with end-papers coated black, and this constitutes the first state of text, third issue, and second binding. The present issue, which consists of the original sheets, and has certainly never had a frontispiece, is presumably that listed in the English Catalogue in January 1894 as a ‘new edition' priced at 3s. 6d. as against the original issue price of 6s., and constitutes in fact the second state of text, fourth issue, and third binding. This title is rare in any form, and may be expected to be especially so in the present one, the delicacy of the binding and the book's general appearance of cheapness militating against any probability of its being preserved. The nice condition of the present copy is remarkable. This title not in Sadleir; CBEL, III, p.494, giving the title, erroneously, as ‘Home Again. A Tale'; Wolff, 4292, commenting "the first copy of this book I have ever had."

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MAC DONALD (George). The elect lady. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1888. Pp.vi+345+[i (blank)]; deep pinkish red crushed morocco cloth, blocked black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked gilt, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. First and last two leaves of text a little foxed; spine very slightly dulled; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless, of a difficult title.

Sadleir, 1477; Wolff, 4285: both recording copies similarly ruled, blocked and lettered, except for the additional gilt blocking of a thistle on the spine, but in bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cloth, with black [coated] end-papers, a wood-engraved frontispiece (signed L.H.), and an inserted 44pp. [Wolff] or 48pp. [Sadleir] publisher's catalogue at end, dated 11.87 - the Wolff copy having also two further inserted leaves of advertisements, on different paper, for Kegan Paul's editions of Shakespeare. (We would guess that the Sadleir Catalogue, which bears the same date was also of 44pp. plus two additional leaves, but that he misdescribed it.) Neither mention the spine imprint, but we take it to be ‘Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.', as in other copies we have seen. The present issue, without frontispiece, inserted advertisements, or bevelled edges, with white end-papers, and in crushed morocco cloth, though of the same sheets, is clearly secondary, and was made after the involvement of Trübner in the firm about 1890 - the spine imprint reading here ‘Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.' - but before 1894, when a ‘New Edition' was printed (describing itself as that on the title-page), and issued at 3/6d., as against the original 6/-. The pencilled price ‘3/6' is visible on the front paste-down in the present copy, suggesting an earlier stage of price reduction. It may well date from 1892, when Kegan Paul issued a 3/6 edition of several other of Macdonald's works, though we cannot find the present title was advertised at that price at that date. In this issue, no frontispiece is called for.

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MAC DONALD (George). The flight Of the shadow. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner [sic] & Co. Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1891. Blank at end; pp.viii+337+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; deep pinkish red crushed morocco cloth, blocked black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked gilt, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Spine very slightly dulled; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4285: recording a copy similarly ruled, blocked and lettered, except for some additional gilt blocking on the spine, but in bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cloth, with black [coated] end-papers, a frontispiece, and an inserted 32pp. publisher's catalogue (undated) at end. Wolff records the title-page as having an umlaut over the ‘u' of ‘Trubner', which may be an error on his part, or may reflect a difference of state, our copy, which is without the umlaut, being thereby the earlier. The present issue, without frontispiece, inserted advertisements, or bevelled edges, with white end-papers, and in crushed morocco cloth, though having the same sheets as the 1891 issue, is clearly secondary. The pencilled price ‘3/6' is visible on the front paste-down, as against the original 6/-, and this suggests 1894 as the date when it was put up, a re-issue at that price being advertised in that year. In this issue, no frontispiece is called for. Includes some fantasy content.

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[MAC DONALD (George).]. St. Leon: A Tale of the sixteenth century By William Godwin. London: Richard Bentley, 8. [sic] New Burlington Street, (Successor to Henry Colburn): Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; J. Cumming [sic] Dublin, 1835. F'cap 8vo; half/series title not present; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; pp.[iii]-x+478; early black morocco-faced sheep, ruled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and elaborately tooled gilt on bands and in compartments; matching marbled sides, end-papers, and edges. Very slight wear to leather at corners, and slight rubbing of marbled sides; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of George Macdonald, with his wood-engraved emblematic book-plate on the front paste-down and small label bearing hand-written shelf-mark on the front paste-down. Reprint of the 1831 edition issued as volume five in the series Bentley's Standard Novels, and bearing that date on the spine. Godwin wrote a new ‘Advertisement' for that edition.

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[MACDUFF (J.R.).]. The Woodcutter of Lebanon: A Story illustrative of a Jewish institution. By the author of "The Faithful Promiser," "Morning and Night Watches," &c. James Nisbet and Co., 1854. Engraved frontispiece and title-page by B. Foster, with tissue guard; letterpress title; t.e. uncut; royal blue horizontally wavy line ribbed cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered ornamentally gilt on front cover and spine. A nice copy.

Juvenile.

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[MACFARLANE (Charles). The Camp of refuge. In two volumes. Charles Knight & Co., Ludgate Street, 1844. 2 Vols., bound in one, sm.12mo; half-title not called for; series title in each volume; woodcut vignette on each title; pp.viii+222; 240 (including prelims.); contemporary half-calf, spine with four raised bands, black spine label, green cloth sides, sprinkled burnished edges. Some general wear to calf, but no weakness; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as the first two volumes in the ‘Old English Novelets' a sub-series of the ‘Knight's Weekly Volume' series, probably in wrappers. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Baker, Guide to the Best Fiction, (1932), p.314: "An extremely vivid story of Hereward's famous stand against the Conqueror in the Fens of Ely. Aims at historical accuracy rather than romance, and achieves a most convincing picture of everyday life in town and cloister." Nield, Guide to the Best Historical Novels, 5th edition, #233: "A particularly good historical novel of the Norman Conquest period."

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MacFARLANE (Charles).]. The Camp of refuge: A Tale Of The conquest of the Isle of Ely. Edited With notes and appendix, by Samuel H. Miller, F.R.A.S., Joint Author of "The Fenland, Past and Present." Illustrated with maps. Wisbech: Leach & Son, N.D. [1880]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; map frontispiece, and one large folding map; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled black on back cover, black and gilt, lettered and blocked gilt, on spine, ruled and blocked black on front cover; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in yellow green. A nice copy.

Originally published by Charles Knight, in 1844, this second edition for the first time adds maps, footnotes (sometimes extensive) passim, and an Appendix on the historical source material, incorporating a bibliography of works relating to the history and geography of the Fen-district. An Editor's Preface bears the date ‘June, 1880'. Printed in Wisbech.

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