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.

MACHEN (Arthur). Fantastic tales or the way to attain a Book full of Pantegruelism now for The first time done into English by Arthur Machen translator of the Heptameron of Margaret of Navarre. Privately Printed, Carbonnek, 1890. Imp.8vo; half-title with limitation notice on verso; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine engraved plates; quarter cream parchment, pale blue boards, spine with raised bands, lettered gilt; a.e. uncut. Very slight marking of covers, otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Of an edition limited to fifty copies numbered and signed by the author, printed upon large Van Gelder hand made paper, this is one of only twelve copies with the frontispiece printed on India paper and laid on, and the Illustrations on the best Japanese paper. The scarcest of the three issues of the large paper edition, published at 45s. as against 35s. for the ordinary large paper issue. Danielson, pp.16-17; Goldstone & Sweetser p.69, recording this issue only from a prospectus.

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[MACKARNESS (Mrs., neé Matilda Planché).]. The dream chintz; By the author of "A trap to catch a sunbeam," "Old Joliffe," &c. With illustrations by James Godwin. Second edition. London: W.N. Wright, 60, Pall-mall, Bookseller to the Queen, 1851. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; integral wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text; pp.[xii (including the frontispiece)]+118; diagonally fine ribbed glazed orange paper covered boards printed in gilt and blue-green; a.e.g.; optical white coated end-papers printed with pattern in gilt. Gilt on covers somewhat oxydised; slight wear to paper covering of boards at edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first edition was published in December 1850 at 5/-, and was also probably dated 1851. The present volume is in appearance a fairly normal yellow-back, apart from the curiosity of having its edges gilt. The publisher's file copy, rubber-stamped on the half-title page ‘Property Room. Not to be taken away' and bearing in addition a rubber date-stamp ‘30 June 1937' with the hand-written instruction ‘Melt' and the initials ‘ALS' in ink, this being an instruction to destroy the stereo plates. We have not come across the publisher W.N. Wright before, but a glance through the English Catalogue of Books for 1850 suggests that he published a measurable percentage of the books printed in England in that year, if but barely so. The present copy came from the files of Frederick Warne and Co., who evidently at some point bought out Wright's publishing business. Warne's themselves seem not to have come into existence much before about 1865. The rubber stamps and annotations, however, were added by them and are typical of volumes purchased from their file.

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MACKENZIE (Fergus [i.e., James Anderson]). Cruisie sketches: studies Of life in a Forfarshire Village. Aberdeen: D. Wyllie & Son, 1893. Edinburgh: J. Menzies & Co. / London, Marshall Bros. Demy 8vo; pp.140; mottled pale grey boards, applied back, printed black on front board; a.e. uncut. Backstrip slightly chipped, and with barely visible tissue repair; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A very scarce and delicate book, printed as well as published in Aberdeen. Short stories reprinted from a periodical, ‘The People's Friend'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; COPAC records the five copyright deposit copies and Aberdeen only. It was also translated into German.

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MACKERN (Thomas). Lucian Playfair. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1857. 3 Vols.; half-titles not present, probably not called for; pp.[viii]+[320]; [iv]+312; [iv]+[256]; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, burnished sprinkled edges. Calf a little worn and chipped on spines, and splitting over joints; boards a trifle rubbed; a fine copy internally.

Not in Sadleir, or Summers. A picaresque novel set variously in Sydney, New South Wales, a sheep station near Bathurst, and several locations in England, containing strong ‘Gothick' elements, but with social concerns including reform of the medical and dispensing trades, private lunatic asylums, the London slums, the legal system, etc. Lengthy retrospective passages include descriptions of the experiences of a convict being transported, and of his subsequent life in a penal settlement in Australia; the London chapters involve morphia and opium addiction. Confidently and authoritatively written, richly textured prose, in places, however, a little too digressive and exhortatory for modern taste.

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MACKINNON (J.). Braefoot Sketches. Alexander Gardner, Publisher to Her Majesty the Queen, Paisley; and Paternoster Square, London, 1897. Final blank; pp.[iii]-201+[iii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very nice copy.

Short stories. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The pagination is curious, but evidently correct. The Contents leaf is a single inset and the first gathering consists of three leaves: the printer had evidently allowed for four; but the book is tight and sound. A further curiosity of the volume is that the final gathering, unsigned, consists of a conjugate pair. Since the last leaf is blank, one would have expected a singleton printed as part of the same half leaf as the prelims.

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MACLAREN (Ian). Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. Illustrated by William Hole, R.S.A. Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1896. Super Roy.8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black; dryoint frontispiece and eleven plates on plate-paper, printed in brown, all with printed thin paper guards; navy-blue coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight fading of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on large hand-made paper. One of an edition limited to 415 numbered copies. The first limited and first illustrated edition of a book originally published in 1894.

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MACLAREN (Ian [i.e., Rev. John Watson].). Rabbi Saunderson. With Twelve Illustrations by A.S. Boyd. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row 1898. Sm.f'cap 8vo; illustrations on text-paper, arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; very dark yellow-green buckram, blocked light yellow-green, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e.g. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MACLEOD (Norman, D.D., One of Her Majesty's chaplains). The starling. A Scotch Story. Alexander Strahan, publisher, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1867. 2 Vols., bound in one; half-titles apparently not called for, but probably lacking a final blank or advertisement leaf at the end of each volume; frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; contemporary brown half roan, diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth sides; t.e.g.; blue-grey faced end-papers. Slight wear to leather at corners; lacking the tissue guard in volume one; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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MACMAHON (Ella). A modern man. By Ella Macmahon Author of "A new note". With illustrations By Ida Lovering. London 1895, J.M. Dent & Co. Aldine House. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece, conjugate decorative title-page, and five plates; pp.[vi (excluding frontispiece)]+192; pale lime-green and white flecked buckram over very thin boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine in series style; t.e.g., others uncut; pale green silk marker; end-papers printed with vignette and iris designs in olive green, in series style. Some bubbling and light damp-marking of back cover; light damp-marking of last half-dozen leaves; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Iris Series', the series title appearing on half-title and title-pages, and spine. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MACMAHON (Ella). A modern man. By Ella Macmahon Author of "A new note". With illustrations By Ida Lovering. London 1895, J.M. Dent & Co. Aldine House. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece, conjugate decorative title-page, and five plates; pp.[vi (excluding frontispiece)]+192; pale lime-green and white flecked buckram over very thin boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine in series style; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with vignette and iris designs in olive green, in series style. Slight marking of back cover; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Iris Series', the series title appearing on half-title and title-pages, and spine. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[MACMILLAN (Malcolm).]. Dagonet the Jester. Macmillan & Co., 1886. Pp.[iv]+179+[i (blank)]; navy blue coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4354

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McNULTY (Edward). Misther O'Ryan: An incident in the history Of a nation. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, Strand, Publisher to the India Office, 1894. (All rights reserved). F'cap 8vo; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, almost certainly printed conjugate with the prelims. (and hence recorded here as integral); pp.viii+271+[i (blank)]+[viii]; full deep crimson leatherette, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated deep crimson. Very slight fading of spine; inscription on back of front end-paper; otherwise a near-fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Well written. Land troubles in rural Ireland, with a good deal of brogue.

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MACQUOID (Katharine S.). The story Of Lois. John Long, 6 Chandos Street, Strand, 1898. Title page printed in scarlet and black; integral advertisement leaf at end (the recto included in the pagination); pp.viii+311+[i (blank)]; pale brownish yellow cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt, brown, and primrose within brown ruled panel, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers somewhat used; minor faults internally; a very good reading copy, nonetheless.

Not in either Wolff or Sadleir, who both had extensive collections of this author.

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[MAGINN (Daniel Wentworth, Staff Assist. Surgeon).]. Tales Of Military life. By the Author of "The Military Sketch Book." In three volumes. Vol. I [II]. Vandeleur. [III. Vandeleur (concluded). Gentleman Gray.] London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 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; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two, 1p. at end of volume three; three line Errata on verso of last leaf of Preface in volume one, two line Errata at end of text in volume three; pp.[viii]+335+[i (blank)]; [iv]+322+2; [iv]+331+[i]; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Almost invisibly rebacked with matching paper, the original labels laid on; small scorch mark on front end-paper of volume one; a little scattered very light foxing passim; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or in Wolff; Block, p.150. Halkett and Laing and Block identify the author as William Maginn: they are wrong. We are indebted to David Latane of Virginia Commonwealth University for the information derived from the records of the Royal Literary Fund that the author of both of these works was D.W. Maginn.

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[MAGINN (William).]. Tales Of Military life. By the Author of "The Military Sketch Book." In three volumes. Vol. I [II]. Vandeleur. [III. Vandeleur (concluded). Gentleman Gray.] London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. 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; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two, 1p. at end of volume three; three line Errata on verso of last leaf of Preface in volume one, two line Errata at end of text in volume three; pp.[viii]+335+[i (blank)]; [iv]+322+2; [iv]+331+[i]; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Almost invisibly rebacked with matching paper, the original labels laid on; small scorch mark on front end-paper of volume one; a little scattered very light foxing passim; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or in Wolff; Block, p.150. Halkett and Laing and Block identify the author as William Maginn.

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MAGUIRE (Justin). Alastor: An Irish story of to-day. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Dublin & Belfast: Eason and Son, N.D. [1888]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not present, possibly not called for; integral leaf commercial advertisements at end; large woodcut vignette initial on first page of text; pp.[3]-157+[i (blank)]; green bubble grain binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Lacking the advertisement leaf; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The mumeration allows for a leaf before the title-page which is neither present here nor in the British Library copy, but in the latter the last two gatherings, ‘L' and ‘M', consist respectively of two and four leaves, and there is a stub attached to the tipped in title-leaf, which is, to say the least, mysterious. It evidently completed a full sheet. The British Library copy is wire-stabbed apart from the title-leaf and stub. It has, however, like our own, been rebound, and it is not not possible on this evidence to suggest whether an initial leaf is lacking here in both copies or not. Printed in Dublin, and issued originally in wrappers, at 1/- net. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAILLARD (Annette Marie). The Compulsory marriage. A Novel. London: G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1853. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.256. BOUND WITH: GOLDSCHMIDT (M.). The Jew of Denmark. A tale. Translated from the original Danish, By Mrs. Bushby. London: George Routledge and Co., Farringdon Street, 1852. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; conjugate translator's Preface leaf follows title leaf; pp.[iv]+252. Half roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides. Boards detached; title of first work foxed; second work with light embrowning throughout; otherwise nice.

First edition in English of the Maillard, the first of this translation - and possibly the first edition in English - of the Goldschmidt, both being issued as volumes of ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. Neither title is in either Sadleir or Wolff, though Wolff records a copy of Mary Howitt's three volume translation of the second work, which appeared more or less simultaneously with the present one - either in late December 1851 or January 1852.

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MAINE (E.S.). Marchmont of Redlands. In two volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. 2 Vols., in one, as issued, post 8vo; imprint leaf at end of volume one; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale cream. Front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

The spine bears the price ‘21/-', which was the same as for the library issue in two volumes: suggesting that this two volumes in one issue was not a remainder, but rather a simultaneous issue intended for bookshop sale. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAITLAND (Ella Fuller) AND POLLOCK (Sir Frederick, Bart.). The Etchingham Letters. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1899. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; Erratum slip tipped in before first page of text; light marina green art linen, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. A very nice copy.

As implied in the title, a novel in epistolary form. Though wholly forgotten now, it had something of a contemporary success, passing through at least eleven printings in two years. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAITLAND (Ella Fuller) AND POLLOCK (Sir Frederick, Bart.). The Etchingham Letters. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1899. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; Erratum slip tipped in before first page of text; light marina green art linen, lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut; others mainly trimmed. Spine a little dull and darkened; end-papers and blank lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

As implied in the title, a novel in epistolary form. Though wholly forgotten now, it had something of a contemporary success, passing through at least eleven printings in two years. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAJENDIE (Lady Margaret). Past forgiveness? In two volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1889. Sm.cr.8vo; title page printed in red and black; printer's imprint leaf at end of volume two; pp.[iv]+280; [iv]+266+[ii]; blue buckram, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Back end-papers slightly cracked in volume one; two or three leaves very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4400, listing only a later issue, two volumes in one bound in diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, with multiple rules in black on front cover and spine, in blind on back cover, spine lettered gilt.

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MAKOWER (Stanley V.). The Mirror of Music. John Lane, 1895. Woodcut title-page, key design on [a]4, and cover designs by Aubrey Beardsley; 12pp. publisher's inserted advertisements for The Keynotes Series, at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1895; green buckram blocked and lettered white on sides, blocked white, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. A nice copy.

Sadleir 3748. Issued as Volume XV of The Keynotes Series.

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MAKOWER (Stanley V.). Cecilia: The Story of a Girl and Some Circumstances. John Lane: the Bodley Head, 1897. Blank before half-title; single inset text-paper advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1897; green buckram ruled and lettered white on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight general wear to covers; small hole in front end-paper; numerals written in ink on upper margin of title-page; scattered light foxing and dusting; a near nice copy, nonetheless.

First edition, English issue. For copyright reasons, printed in America. The second novel by a ‘Keynotes' author.

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[MALET (Lady).]. Violet; Or, The danseuse: A portraiture Of Human passions and character. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough-street, 1836. 2 Vols., 12mo; bound up without the half-titles; last leaf in volume two a single inset; verso of last leaf of text in each volume bearing publisher's advertisements; contemporary rose cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Spines and edges of covers faded; a very little light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Wolff, 4406; Sadleir, 1524, remarking: "It is strange how completely forgotten is this in many ways remarkable book. It moved Bulwer Lytton (who, for all his grandiloquence, did not easily praise his contemporaries' work) to three separate panegyrics over a period of twenty-five years, and is warmly praised in a sympathetic article on L.E.L. by ‘A Middle-Aged Man', printed in Bentley's Miscellany for 1845. Here are Bulwer Lytton's tributes: (a) In a letter to Lady Blessington, Oct.20, 1836: ‘I have read ‘Violet'. It has great truth of painting and knowledge of a certain kind of life.' (b) In a letter to Mrs Cunningham, April 16, 1837: ‘Have you read ‘Violet'? Is it not pretty? That and the ‘Pickwick Papers' are the best things I have seen for years.' (c) In an interview, given on June 21, 1861: ‘Lady Malet has written ‘Violet or The Danseuse', the best novel of the sort I know. . . . When I saw it, I said I must look out for a rival. The circle of interest is limited - it is descriptive of the back scenes of theatrical life - but it beats ‘Adam Bede' and everything which has since appeared." We wholeheartedly concur. After 150 years, the writing is still fresh, the observation acute and subtle, the exploration of shades of feeling minutely accurate, the presentation of character vivid and convincing. The story is, in the end, a little highly coloured, but there nonetheless is scarcely a false note. One of the few neglected nineteenth century novels we have come across which really deserves to be still available in print. In this copy the following printing errors have been observed (issue significance, if any, not known): In volume one, p.16, last line, ‘perhpas'; p.89, l.10, dropped hyphen at end of line; p.112, l.23, ‘I don't' for ‘don't'; p.155, l.5, ‘castdown' all one word; in volume two, p.171, l.11, dropped hyphen at end of line; p.194, l.1, ‘poorwoman' all one word; advertisement leaf, 13ll. from foot ‘alreay' for ‘already'.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Ledger Kingsley].). Colonel Enderby's wife. A novel. In three volumes. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1885. 3 Vols.; advertisement leaf before half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; publisher's 44pp. inserted catalogue at end of volume three, dated ‘2.85'; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Slight wear to cloth of spines; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first three decker. Not in Sadleir. CBEL. III, p.553. Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘May. 1885' on the half-title page of volume one.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Leger Kingsley].). Little Peter: A Christmas Morality For Children of any Age. With numerous illustrations by Paul Hardy. Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1888. Double pott 8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated title-page, and eight plates, on plate paper; pp.viii (excluding title-page)+168; numerous illustrations in the text; brown buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked pictorially black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover; a.e. yellow; end-papers printed with leaf and flower design in grey. Very slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Leger Kingsley].). A counsel of perfection. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1888. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece signed ‘L H', with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+324; publisher's inserted 48pp catalogue at end, dated ‘11.87'; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, with gilt vignette on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Frontispiece very slightly foxed on back; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue. Wolff, 3021, describes an otherwise similar copy in smooth cloth, and without a catalogue. Not in Sadleir.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Leger Kingsley].). A counsel of perfection. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1888. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece signed ‘L H', with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+324; glazed pale yellow boards printed in scarlet and black; end-papers printed with advertisements on all visible surfaces. Corners and edges of boards a trifle worn, and paper covering worn a little over joints; internally a fine copy.

The first edition, ‘Indian and Colonial Series' issue, so denominated on the front board. The English issue was provided with a tipped-in frontispiece, certainly never included here, and was in cloth, with end-papers coated black. The sheets, however, were identical. Wolff, 3021, describes a copy of the English issue. Not in Sadleir.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Leger Kingsley].). The carissima: A modern grotesque. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1896. Blank at end; pp.vi+295+[1 (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; publisher's 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated November 1896; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3019, records the author's page proofs; otherwise only a third edition (3019a), dated 1897, of which he gives an accurate but very confusing collation. It is interesting to note that Wolff's third edition had a Catalogue dated October 1896, whereas our first edition has a Catalogue dated November 1896. this supports a long-time hypothesis of our own that publishers (or their binders) would naturally make use of the latest available catalogue whilst the stocks lasted, and then resort to any earlier ones they might happen to have. The earliest copies of this title should probably have a Catalogue dated September or October 1896, since October was the month, according to the English Catalogue of Books, in which it was published, and we know from Wolff's page proofs that the novel was still being set up in type and corrected during August. The November Catalogues must have been bound up as soon as they were ready.

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MALET (Lucas [i.e., Mary St. Leger Kingsley].). The Gateless barrier. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., 1900. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[2]+vi+350+[ii]; publisher's 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated October 1900; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3023. In the Preface, a lengthy quotation from Lafcadio Hearn, the title is explained as follows: ‘"The Gateless Barrier" [. . .] is one of the books especially studied by the Zen sect, or the sect of the Dhyâna. A peculiarity of some of the Dhyâna texts - this (story) is a good example - is that they are not explanatory. They only suggest. Questions are put, but the student must think out the answers for himself. He must think them out but not write them. You know that Dhyâna represents human effort to reach, through meditation, zones of thought beyond the range of verbal expression; and any thought narrowed into utterance loses all Dhyâna quality . . . Well, this story is supposed to be true; but it is used only for a Dhyâna question. . . .'

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MALLOCK (W.H.). The Old Order Changes. A Novel. In three volumes. Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1886. 3 Vols., post 8vo; title-pages printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; light greyish blue buckram, pictorially blocked dark blue on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. A nice copy.

Sadleir 1528. Presentation copy, bearing the author's holograph inscription on the upper margin of each title-page.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). The Old Order Changes. A Novel. In three volumes. Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1886. 3 Vols.; title-pages printed in red and black; half-title present in each volume, but lacking the integral advertisement leaf in volume two; contemporary half blue roan, gilt, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. A nice copy.

Sadleir 1528; Wolff, 4416.

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MALLOCK (W.H.). The Individualist. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1899. Pp.[viii]+391+[i (blank)]; dark-flecked light grey linen lettered black on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; poor quality laid end-papers. Covers a little dull and faded; end-papers embrowned, damp-marked, and somewhat fragile, and back end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4411.

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MANN (Mary E.). The Cedar Star. Hutchinson and Co., 34 Paternoster Row, E.C., 1898. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; dark yellow-green patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Covers a trifle used; front pastedown slightly scuffed by removal of label; front free end-paper lacking; back end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The author was born in Norwich in 1848, and lived much of her life at Sheringham, Norfolk, much of her fiction being set in that county.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Maiden & Married Life Of Mary Powell, Afterwards Mistress Milton. London: Printed for Hall, Virtue, & Co., At 25, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1850]. Sm.post 8vo, in half-sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece and conjugate title-page printed in scarlet and black upon thick paper; text with long esses and cee-tee ligatures printed within ruled borders after a seventeenth century style; pp.[iv (including frontispiece)]+271[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end (v. note); bevelled light claret red diagonal straight morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. burnished brick red; end-papers coated brick-red. Neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine and joints; a little very light foxing; nonetheless a nice copy, internally near fine.

Sadleir, 1549, erroneously dating the book as [1849]. As recorded by the English Catalogue of Books, it was first advertised in the Publisher's Circular in December 1850, and this agrees with entries in the two sets of advertisements in the present copy: the text-paper advertisements including a listing of ‘A Week at Killarney' ‘New Edition, revised by a Visit in 1850'; the catalogue a ‘New Christmas book for the young . . . The Illustrated year book, Second series. The Wonders, events, and discoveries Of 1850.' The Sadleir copy was without the catalogue. Woolf, 4457, recording a copy with the catalogue; and 4457a, a rebound presentation copy with the inscription dated ‘Decr 26/[ ] (date shaved off by the binder!). Wolff follows Sadleir in dating the book [1849]. The ‘antique' design of this volume gave rise to a vogue which continued through most of the decade, the chief exponents besides Hall, Virtue being Smith, Elder, Longmans, and in the late fifties and early sixties, the resuscitated firm of Saunders & Otley. Sadleir (I, p.225) remarks that "The design (maybe to some extent the archaism) of Thackeray's Esmond can be directly attributed to the example of Hall, Virtue's experiments with Miss Manning".

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Colloquies Of Edward Osborne, Citizen and clothworker, Of London. As Reported by ye Authour [sic] of ‘Mary Powell.' London: Imprynted for Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., At 25, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1852]. Binder's blank at front and back; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and decorative title printed in red and black precede letterpress title printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+294+[vi]; bevelled brown coarse straight morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. red; end-papers coated terra-cotta; binder's ticket of ‘Remnant & Edmonds' on back paste-down. Two or three scattered fox-spots, but a fine copy of a handsome and unusual book.

Sadleir, 1536, recording an otherwise similar copy without the binder's blanks or the blind ruling and blocking on the spine, and with end-papers [coated] red. Wolff, 4436, recording a copy with the binder's blanks, but apparently otherwise as Sadleir's. A book produced in Hall, Virtue's experimental ‘antique style', using the long ‘s', and the pages with ruled frames enclosing marginal notes. The cloth is intended to resemble a period binding of leather over oak boards.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Provocations Of Madame Palissy. By The author of "Mary Powell." London: Printed for Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., At 25, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1853]. Sm.post 8vo; half-title not called for; two conjugate leaves of publisher's advertisements, on text-paper and almost certainly integral (v. note), precede seven-colour lithographic frontispiece by J.M. Kronheim & Co., after H. Warren, and single inset title leaf; last leaf of text a single inset; pp.[?vi]+241+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated August, 1853; jade green straight morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt, on spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated salmon pink. Front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4467, describing a variant differing in make-up from the present copy by having the two text-paper advertisement leaves at the end and in being without a Catalogue, and in binding by the cloth being turquoise and of a diagonal ripple-grain. Since the Wolff copy has also an authorial presentation inscription to her sisters (dated, however, ‘Sept. 1853'), the present binding is presumably secondary - though the Wolff binding may conceivably have been a trial. Investigation of several copies suggests that the last leaf of text, signed ‘R', the two conjugate advertisements leaves, and the title leaf, were printed together completing a half sheet. The second advertisement leaf appears to have been dropped from later copies, whilst in early copies both advertisement leaves are found placed variously at the front or at the back in different binding batches.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Provocations Of Madame Palissy. By The author of "Mary Powell." London: Printed for Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., At 25, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1853]. Sm.post 8vo; half-title not called for; seven-colour lithographic frontispiece by J.M. Kronheim & Co., after H. Warren, with tissue guard; title leaf, the final leaf of text, and following text-paper advertisement leaf, all single insets; pp.[ii]+241+[i (printer's imprint)]?+[ii]; dull brown straight morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; sprinkled edges; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4467, describing a variant differing in make-up from the present copy by having an second advertisement leaf at the end (conjugate with the first), and in binding by the cloth being turquoise and of a diagonal ripple-grain and the end-papers [coated] salmon pink. Copies are also known in jade green cloth, of the same grain as this, but with two conjugate advertisement leaves present at the front. In view of the date of the inscription in the present copy, and the absence of the second advertisement leaf, it has to be considered secondary. Investigation of several copies suggests that the last leaf of text, signed ‘R', the two conjugate advertisements leaves, and the title leaf, were printed together completing a half sheet, the advertisements thereby being integral. The second advertisement leaf appears to have been dropped from later copies, whilst in early copies both advertisement leaves are found placed variously at the front or at the back in different binding batches.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. Some account Of Mrs. Carinda Singleheart By The author of "Mary Powell." London: Printed for Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1855. Sm.post 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece signed C.P. Nicholls, on plate paper; title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+305+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; cherry red fine dotted diaper grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine just a trifle darkened; small damp-stain affecting blank corner of plate; corners of some pages flexed (rather than creased), apparently by a too eager reader holding the leaves ready to turn; otherwise a nice copy.

Not a historical novel, but one of the author's contemporary tales. Written for serial publication, it starts out as though it is to be a ghost story, with a clerical brother and sister going to live in a reputedly haunted house - which is a good device to keep you reading! - and does in fact include two or three short rationalised ghost stories: but it is in essence a kind of pastoral romance. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4470a, recording a copy in cherry red vertically ribbed cloth blocked in black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, with deep green end-papers, and an inserted publisher's catalogue at the end dated January 1855. The Wolff copy was probably secondary since the book appears to have been published for the Christmas season of 1854 and, as was usual at that time, dated ahead. In this copy l.17 on p.293 lacks the final ‘l' in ‘small'.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Good old times. A Tale of Auvergne. By The Author of "Mary Powell." London: Printed for Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1857. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece; single inset title-page printed in red and black; wood-cut head and tail pieces throughout; six leaves integral advertisements at end, followed by publisher's 24pp. Catalogue dated August, 1856; pp.[vi]+275+[i (blank)]+[vi]; orange-brown straight morocco cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co.' (Burn 103C2) on back paste-down. Slight mottled darkening of covers, and small damp-stain affecting upper margin of frontispiece towards gutter, but a very nice copy nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1541, recording an otherwise similar copy which he describes as being in orange morocco cloth; Wolff, 4445, not disagreeing about the colour: to our eye, orange is more yellowy.

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[MANNING (Anne)]. The Ladies of Bever Hollow. A Tale of English Country Life. By the Author of "Mary Powell." In two volumes. London: Printed for Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1858. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; title pages printed in red and black; leaf signed ‘b' following Contents leaf in volume one, and leaf R1 in volume two both single insets; vertically fine-ribbed reddish brown cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered reddish-brown through gilt, on spine; a.e. uncuut; end-papers coated yellow. Minute and well-nigh invisible restorations to cloth at corners of spine; gilt a little dulled; otherwise, and in over-all effect, a near-fine copy.

Sadleir, 1546, recording a copy with white end-papers and cut edges powdered pinkish-brown, but otherwise similar; Wolff, 4454. The second of the author's domestic novels (the first having been published some twenty years earlier), and one of her most successful books. In our experience this first edition is now rather scarce.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. The Day of small things. By The author of "Mary Powell." London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1860 [i.e., Winter, 1859]. Post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.[viii]+236; publisher's 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated November, 1859; dark maroon bead-grain cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Minute mark on cloth at head of spine, and cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine bright copy.

Presentation copy with the author's signed holograph inscription on the half-title: "Beatrice Stebbing. / A Christmas gift from her affectionate / friend, Anne Manning. 1859. / Ita sano, et amami!" Beatrice Stebbing, later Batty, was the author of ‘An English girl's account of a Moravian Settlement in the Black Forest' which Anne Manning edited for publication in 1858. Whilst she was writing and seeing the present book through the press, she was receiving a good deal of collaborative help from Beatrice Stebbing with her next book, ‘Valentine Duval', Beatrice toiling in the British Museum to translate for her both the biography of Duval and ‘a great many of the letters' - a fact recorded in the prefatory letter to ‘Valentine Duval', which was dedicated "To Beatrice, Proceeding to Amritsir, Northern India" and published in 1860, by which time Beatrice had already begun her voyage - hence the "Ita sano, et amami" of the present inscription. The front pastedown of the present copy bears the signature of Beatrice Stebbing, the ‘Stebbing' later neatly erased and her married name added instead in a paler ink. The present work is not a historical novel, but one of Anne Manning's ‘quiet comedies of village and small town contemporary life' (Sadleir). Sadleir, 1537, recording a copy in the presentation binding of ‘full maroon embossed morocco, lettered in gold; bevelled boards, all edges gilt and patterned' and with a blank instead of the initial advertisement leaf, inscribed to Anne Manning's neice, Florence, in 1864. Given the early date of the present inscription, and the fact that the recipient was about to start for India, it is possible that it had to be given before the presentation bindings had been prepared. Wolff, 4439, records a copy with no inscription that he says was from a family source, in an otherwise similar binding of blue cloth, but with cream end-papers.

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[MANNING (Ann).]. Deborah's diary. A Fragment. By the Author of Mary Powell. London: Printed for Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., At 25, Paternoster Row, 1860. F'cap 8vo on antique-toned paper; 4pp. integral advertisements (almost certainly printed conjugate with final gathering) precede wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and conjugate vignette title-page printed in black and red, both on plate paper, precede start of text; pp.[iv]+140 (excluding frontispiece and title leaves); publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue dated January, 1860 at end; deep claret bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered blind and gilt, and with price, gilt, on front cover, blocked blind, up-lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. brick-red; end-papers coated terra-cotta; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co. on back paste-down (Ball 103 C). Title page lightly foxed, with offsetting onto first leaf; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first illustrated edition of a book first published in 1858 - and in some sense a sequel to Mary Powell, giving brief later glimpses of the home-life of Milton. An uncommon Manning title in any form. Issued at 2/-. Sadleir, 1538a, not noting that the initial advertisements are integral; Wolff, 4440, listing this edition only.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. Valentine Duval: An Autobiography of the Last Century. Edited by The author of "Mary Powell." London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1860. Lge.12mo; title-page printed in red and black; wood-engraved head and tail pieces throughout; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+285+[i (blank)]+[ii]; cherry red straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated deep yellow. Small, unobtrusive, restoration to cloth at head of back joint, and insignificant rub-hole in cloth over front joint; a nice copy, nonetheless, internally fine.

Dedicated ‘To Beatrice' [Stebbing, later Batty], who did much of the donkey-work in researching the book, spending "two or three months" as the Dedication avows, in the British Museum library, translating "not only all the biography, but a great many of the letters." Anne Manning was taken to task by a reviewer in the ‘Athanaeum' for not giving credit to Miss Stebbing more fully. Printed in Winchester by Hugh Barclay. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, under 4475, records three copies, all in "green morocco cloth, blocked in blind and gold on front [cover], in blind on back [cover], blocked and lettered in gold on spine; cream end-papers." Two of these were from a family source (one being a presentation copy), and this may have been a special ‘author's' binding. The present volume bears the price ‘7/6' upon the spine.

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[MANNING (Anne)]. Family pictures, Etc. etc. By The author of "Mary Powell." London: Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1861 [i.e., Winter, 1860]. Post 8vo; title-page printed in light red and black; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated May, 1860; pp.[viii]+261+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; magenta horizontal straight morocco effect cloth (v. note) ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of Westleys & Co. [Ball, 103 C2] on back paste-down. Slight fading of covers, and gilt a little dull; front end-papers renewed at an early date with paper coated a slightly deeper yellow; otherwise a virtually fine and crisp copy.

The author's name appears in full at the end of the author's prefatory note on p.[v]. The cloth grain is in fact not a simple straight morocco, but on close examination rather complicated, involving a patterning of the morocco graining that from some angles gives the effect of broad diagonal ribs. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4444, recording a similar copy with a presentation inscription from the author dated ‘Dec. 17, 1860'.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. Bessy's money; A Tale. By The author of "Mary Powell." Arthur Hall & Co., 26, Paternoster Row, 1863. 12mo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.72; publisher's inserted 12pp. catalogue at end; green bead grain cloth, applied spine, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. burnished red; end-papers coated chocolate. In general nice.

A scarce title, and not in the Sadleir collection. Published at 1/-.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. Belforest. A Tale of English Country Life. By the author of "Mary Powell," and "The Ladies of Bever Hollow." In two volumes. Richard Bentley, 1865. 2 Vols.; bound up without the half-titles, the integral leaf of advertisements at the end of volume one, and the final blank in volume two; old half roan, cloth sides. Leather worn, and joints cracked, but binding sound and strong; some dusting, but in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1530.

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[MANNING (Anne).]. Miss Biddy Frobisher: A salt-water story By The author of ‘Mary Powell.' London, Sampson Low, son, and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill, 1866. (The right of Translation is reserved.) Final blank; woodcut head and tail pieces and initial letters to the chapters throughout; pp.[iv]+298+[ii]; bevelled green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; endppapers faced chocolate. Label removed from back free end-paper leaving two or three insignificant scuffs; a little scattered light foxing and dusting; but a nice copy nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1551, listing a presentation copy in an apparerntly lighter shade of cloth (that of the present copy being of a bright but bluish green, his ‘grass-green'), and with all the blocking as well as the ruling in blind; Wolff, 4460, listing a presentation copy apparently similar to the copy offered here. Both the Wolff and Sadleir copies had a presentation inscription dated New Year's Day, Wolff recording his as 1866, Sadleir his as 1865, the latter being almost certainly an error - on either the part of Sadleir or the author!

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MANSFORD (Charles J.). The adventures Of Mark Paton And other Stories. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9, Paternoster Row, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece; pp.320; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end; scarlet buckram, blocked black, yellow, green, and tan, lettered black, black-shadowed, and black-outlined, gilt on front cover, blocked gilt, black, yellow, green, and tan, ruled black, lettered gilt and scarlet-through-gilt, embossed with lettering black, on spine; poor quality pale cream end-papers. Blind prize-stamp on back cover, and covers slightly marked; end-papers with several small ownership rubber-stamps and prize label, embrowned and chipped a trifle on one corner; poor quality paper of Catalogue embrowned; text in general nice.

Indian and eastern stories, similar to those in Mansford's earlier volume, ‘Shafts from an Eastern Quiver'. The correct first printing, printed on good quality paper and with a dated title-page, but the Catalogue lists this title without the asterisk denoting it is a new issue, and would appear to be from a slightly later date. According to the Catalogue issued as a volume in the ‘Red Mountain' series. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARCH (Fenn). Vindicta. Horace Marshall & Son, Temple House, Temple Avenue, E.C [sic], 1898. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+220; yellow-green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. In general a nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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MARKS (Mrs. Alfred (Mary A.M. Hoppus)). David Pannell: A study of conscience. Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, 1894. 4pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘23'); pp.[iv]+[352 (last page blank)]+[4]; deep crimson unglazed linen, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover, gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Very nice.

Review copy, with the publishers compliments stamp, blind, on the upper corner of the title-page. Not in either Sadleir, or the extensive Wolff collection of this author's works.

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MARRIOT (E.F.).]. Black-eyed Susan; Or, The sailor's bride. A nautical romance. [‘By E.F. Marriot', on engraved title only.] Printed and published by Edward Lloyd, At the office of "Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper," 12, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street, 1845. Demy 8vo in half sheets; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, on India paper, precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; twenty-five woodcut illustrations in text; pp.[ii]+198. BOUND WITH: [PREST (T.P.).]. The First false step. A Novel. [On drop head to p.[1] of text subtitled ‘Or, The path of crime. A Romance. By the author of "Varney, The Vampire," "The Rivals," "Jane Shore," etc. In three parts.']. Printed and published by Edward Lloyd, 12, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street, 1846. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; twenty-two woodcut illustrations in text; pp.[ii]+174. Two works in one volume, contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides. In general nice.

Block, pp.153 (erroneously spelling Marriot's name with two ‘t's), and 190; Summers, pp.248 (giving no author's name), and 325; neither work in Wolff. ‘Black-eyed Susan' was issued in twenty-five, and ‘The First False Step' in twenty-two numbers, each priced at one penny.

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MARRYAT (Florence). For ever and ever: A Drama of Life. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1866. 3 Vols.; bound up without the half-title in volume one and the integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes one and two; half-titles not called for in volumes two and three. Victorian half green calf, marbled boards, sprinkled edges, light drab faced end-papers. Slight worming; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1562. Partly set in Burmah.

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MARRYAT (Florence). Her Father's Name. A Novel. Groombridge and Sons, [6, Panyer Alley, Paternoster Row,] 1883.Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, on text-paper; diagonally fine ribbed red-chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black and gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Slight marking of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed in Hertford. Issued, according to the advertisements, as Volume 4 in Groombridge's ‘Popular Novels' series - as a yellowback, at 2s., and in cloth, as here, at 2s.6d. Apparently the second one volume edition, following the Tinsley three volume edition of 1876, and the Moxon one volume edition of 1878. All editions of this title are now scarce. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4492, listing the three-decker.

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MARRYAT (Florence). The Folly of Alison. F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1899. Pp.[viii]+312; diagonally fine ribbed salmon pink cloth blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked blind, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Very slight marking of covers; slight staining of edges; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy of a scarce late title.

Published in October, 1899, the year of the author's death. Not among the substantial Sadleir or Wolff holdings of Florence Marryat's works.

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[MARRYAT (Capt.).]. Japhet, In search of a father. By the author of "Peter Simple," "Jacob Faithful," &c. In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, 1836. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in volume one, none called for in volumes two and three; 8pp. f'cap 8vo publisher's catalogue bound in between front end-papers in volume one; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; original drab boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. A nice copy.

Sadleir 1579. The first issue. Sadleir's copy was without the publisher's catalogue in volume one. Number seven on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. Sadleir notes the general high level of scarcity of Marryat's titles in original boards.

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