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.

MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). The Phantom ship. Paris, Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co, No 18, rue Vivienne, 1839. Demy 8vo; half-title present; contemporary quarter green calf, stippled sides, the spine elaborately tooled gilt; marbled edges and end-papers. In general nice.

Published in the same year as the English first edition. According to Sadleir 1608 an edition was also issued in Paris the same year by Baudry.

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MARRYAT (Captain, C.B.). Poor Jack. By Captain Marryat, C.B. With Illustrations By Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, 1840. The twelve original monthly 1s. parts, med.8vo, issued between [January 1] and December 1, 1840, in the original cream wrappers printed in black; wood-engraved headpieces, a.e. uncut, as under. Part I: wrappers not dated, inside and back wrappers plain; half-title followed by three wood-engraved plates, pp.3 - 32 of text, and ‘Poor Jack's Advertising Sheet' dated January 1, 1840, 8pp. on slightly thinner paper, and 2pp. Thomas Tegg advertisements for ‘Paul Periwinkle' on slightly smaller paper. Part II: wrappers not dated, inside and back wrappers plain; three wood-engraved plates, pp.33 - 64 of text. Part III: wrappers not dated, inside and back wrappers plain; three wood-engraved plates, pp.65 - 96 of text. Part IV: wrappers dated April 1, inside wrappers plain, back wrapper printed with publisher's advertisements ["Captain Marryat's new work. This day is published, In Three Volumes, post 8vo., with Two Maps, price 1l. 11s. 6d. The second and concluding part of the Diary in America", etc.]; three wood-engraved plates, pp.97 - 128 of text. Part V: wrappers dated May 1, inside wrappers plain, back wrapper printed with publisher's advertisements ["New editions of Maunder's Treasuries"]; two tipped-in slips precede start of text ["Just made!!! The case For ‘Master Humphrey's Clock,' A portfolio To preserve the Numbers of the Clock As they appear, until complete for binding. Price 1s. 6d. London: W.M. Clark, 17, Warwick Lane." and a notice stating that "Mr. Stanfield having been engaged in preparing his Pictures for the Exhibition, it has been found impossible to engrave the designs in sufficient time for the present Number. Six plates will be given with Number VI."], pp.129 - 160 of text. Part VI: wrappers dated June 1, inside and back wrappers numbered [1] - 4 and printed with publisher's advertisements ["New works Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans" numbered 1 - 21]; six wood-engraved plates, pp.161 - 192 of text, and 16pp. James Bohn remainder catalogue dated March, 1840, on smaller paper [this unopened]. Part VII: wrappers dated July 1, inside and back wrappers numbered [2] - [4] and printed with publisher's advertisements ["New works Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans" numbered 1 - 6 and 1 - 7, the back wrapper headed "Captain Marryat's new works. This day is published . . . A Diary in America . . . Also, just published . . . The second and concluding part of The Diary in America"]; pp.193 - 224 of text. Part VIII: wrappers dated August 1, inside and back wrappers numbered [2] - [4] and printed with publisher's advertisements ["New works Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans" numbered 1 - 4, rest unnumbered, the back wrapper as Part VII]; six wood-engraved plates, pp.225 - 256 of text. Part IX: wrappers dated September 1, inside and back wrappers not numbered but printed with publisher's advertisements ["Practical and interesting Sporting works", and "New Books" with commercial advertisement at foot, the back wrapper as Part VII]; slip reading "The Plates which should accompany the present Number are unavoidably postponed; Six will be given with the next" precedes text, pp.257 - 288 of text. Part X: wrappers dated October 1, inside and back wrappers not numbered but printed with publisher's and commercial advertisements as Part IX except for Sherwood and Co advertisement: "In Monthly Numbers, Price One Shilling each. Jem Bunt" at foot of inside front wrapper]; Prospectus dated September, 1840, for the Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, 4pp. on smaller paper, six wood-engraved plates, pp.289 - 320 of text. Part XI: wrappers dated November 1, note added above title: "[To be completed in One more Number." [sic], inside and back wrappers not numbered but printed with publisher's and commercial advertisements as Part IX except "Just Published, Lives of British Admirals... By R. Southey, Esq. and Robert Bell, Esq." on inside front wrapper, and "New work by Captain Marryat, C.B. In a few days will be published, In 3 vols. post 8vo, Olla Podrida" and On the 1st of December, Captain Marryat's Poor Jack Will be published complete in One Volume medium 8vo, handsomely bound in fancy cloth, lettered . . . Price Fourteen Shillings" on back wrapper; three wood-engraved plates, pp.321 - 352 of text. Part XII: wrappers dated December 1, inside and back wrappers numbered [2] - [6 (ex 8: v. below)] and printed with publisher's advertisements ["New works Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans" numbered I. - VI., rest unnumbered]; three wood-engraved plates, pp.353 - 384 of text, title and Contents leaves and List of Engravings (paginated [i] - x), and three leaves of wrapper paper (ex 4). Twelve Parts complete, slight wear to most spines and one or two small chips, some wrappers a little dusty and one very lightly stained; very slight marginal foxing to some plates; a little scattered light dusting or marking to text; in general, however, a very good set.

Agrees with Sadleir, 1595, Set A, except for the absence of advertisements in Part II., the absence of the slip referring to Stanfield's illness in Part VII., and the presence of the additional advertising slip referring to ‘Master Humphrey's Clock' in Part V.; this issue not in Wolff.

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[MARRYAT (Capt. Frederick).]. Joseph Rushbrook; Or, The poacher. By The author of Peter Simple. In three volumes. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Co., 1841. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles present in volumes one and three, lacking in volume two; imprint leaf present at end of volume two, 7pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; old half roan, cloth sides. Leather minutely chipped at head and tailbands, badly rubbed, and cracked over all joints; three boards detached; the sewing however entirely sound and strong; some dusting and marking through text, but a good working copy.

Sadleir, 1580.

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MARRYAT (Capt.). Masterman Ready; Or, The wreck of the Pacific. Written for young people. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841 [-2]. 3 Vols., f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and other illustrations in each volume, on text paper, the frontispiece to volume two with tissue guard; half-titles not called for; pp.viii+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+269+[i (blank)]+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+225+[i (blank)]+[i (note)]+[i (printer's imprint)]; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated April 1842, in two parts, bound in at the end of volume one; volume two with the same catalogue bound in before the frontispiece; volume three with 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated October 1842 bound in at end; dark slate fine diaper cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine. In general a nice copy.

Sadleir 1583. Volume one is the later issue, having the volume number on the spine, and the later catalogue.

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MARRYAT (Capt.). Percival Keene. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1842. 3 Vols,, lge.12mo; half-title in each volume, but lacking the imprint leaf at end of volume one; contemporary puce fine bead grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lemon coated end-papers; binder's ticket of A. Boardman, Bishop's Stortford, on each front paste-down. Spines slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy

Sadleir 1591/1591a records two binding variants, the second of which, in brown fine diaper cloth, in some respects resembles this. The present copy is probably a very early rebind, but conceivably represents a provincial binding up of publisher's sheets.

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). The pirate, And The three cutters. Illustrated with Twenty splendid Engravings From drawings by Clarkson Stanfield, Esq., R.A. A. Fullarton and Co., 106, Newgate Street, London; 67, Abbey Street, Dublin; Stead's Place, Leith Walk, and 5, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, 1845. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; steel engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; engraved and letterpress title-pages; eighteen fine steel-engraved plates, with tissue guards; pp.[vi]+362; dark olive green fine diaper cloth, blocked blind and pictorially gilt on sides, elaborately blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Minimal wear to extreme tail-band; a few plates lightly foxed, almost exclusively on margins, but with some light offsetting onto facing pages; light foxing of prelims. and last two leaves; effectively, nonetheless, a fine copy.

First Fullarton edition of a book published originally by Longmans in 1836 - the plates being those of the original edition, with Fullarton's imprint added and the date removed, whilst the text has been reset. Sadleir, 1594e, records this as the first edition in parts: the present copy, as is evidenced by stab-holes, consisting in fact of bound parts, in a publisher's case. This edition not in Wolff.

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). The Privateer's-man One Hundred Years ago. Volume I [II]. Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1846. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end of volume one dated ‘March 31, 1852'; printer's imprint leaf at end of volume two; vertically fine ribbed greyish purple cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co., Friar Street' on back paste-down of volume one. Some slight fading of covers; a little scattered light dusting and foxing; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1596, recording an apparently similar copy in purple-grey horizontally ribbed cloth, with a 32pp. Catalogue at end of volume one, dated May 1846; Wolff, 4535, recording a copy in vertically ribbed cloth, as here. Number eleven on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities. Rather a curious production, it nowhere being stated either of how many volumes the work consists, or that it has finally been completed - volume two stating merely at the foot of the last page of text: ‘END OF VOL. II'!

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). The Privateer's-man One Hundred Years ago. Volume I [II]. Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1846. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end of volume one dated ‘March 31, 1852'; printer's imprint leaf at end of volume two; scarlet morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated lemon. A nice copy.

Sadleir, 1596, records this binding as secondary, presumably because of the absence of the catalogue. It is, however, more elaborate than his primary binding. The cover design is signed ‘JL' on spine - apparently John Leighton. Number eleven on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities. Rather a curious production, it nowhere being stated either of how many volumes the work consists, or that it has finally been completed - volume two stating merely at the foot of the last page of text: ‘END OF VOL. II'! "Marryat, like Bulwer Lytton," Sadleir remarks "is mostly very difficult in fine original state throughout his board-and-label period. He is harder than Bluwer when it comes to cloth".

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[MARRYAT (Capt. Frederick, R.N.).]. The dog fiend; Or, Snarleyyow. By the author of "Peter Simple," "Frank Mildmay," Etc. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh; Hodges & Smith, Dublin, 1853. F'cap 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece by S. Fisher after J. Cawse, with tissue guard; pp.viii+400; vertical straight grain morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; yellow-coated end-papers printed with series advertisements on facing surfaces in black. Neat restorations to cloth at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Vol.107 of Bentley's Standard Novels, Sadleir, 3734a/107, but a reprint bearing a later date, and in binding style ‘D' instead of the ‘C' of the first printing in this series, which was made in 1848 (and so dated). The end-papers list the series to the penultimate volume (no.125). Originally published in 1837 in three volumes with the main and sub-titles here reversed.

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MARRYAT (Capt.). Percival Keene. G. Routledge and Co., Farringdon Street; And 18, Beekman Street, New York, 1856. Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece after William Behnes, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 96pp. catalogue at end, dated March, 1856; pp.[xii]+386+[ii]; scarlet fine straight grain morocco cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering, blind on sides, ruled, elaborately blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated deep yellow. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘Routledge's Standard Novels'. The amazing catalogue lists this series to No.144, but does not include this title.

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[MARSH (Anne).]. Emilia Wyndham. By the author of "Two Old Men's Tales," "Mount Sorel," etc. In three volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1846. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; last leaf of volume one a single inset; pp.[iv]+322; [ii]+327+[i (blank)]; [ii]+360; contemporary half-calf, tooled blind on sides, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, recent green label, matching marbled sides and edges, drab faced end-papers. Calf just a trifle rubbed, but a nice copy, fine internally.

Sadleir 1617; Wolff, 4545. The author's key title, but by no means her commonest. Dedicated to Wordsworth.

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[MARSH (Anne).]. A country vicarage, And Love and duty; Or, Tales of the woods and fields. A second series of "The Two Old Men's Tales." By the author of "Mount Sorel," "Emilia Wyndham," etc. London: Simms and M'Intyre, 13, Paternoster Row, and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1850. F'cap 8vo; publisher's inserted advertisement leaf on slightly smaller paper precedes half/series title [v. note]; pp.270; light yellow-green vertically ribbed cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked and embossed with lettering, blind, on sides, elaborately blocked and lettered and priced gilt on spine in series style; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers mottled, apparently by paste action; otherwise a very nice copy.

First printing in the Parlour Library of a title originally published in 1836, copy in cloth, unrecorded first binding. Sadleir, 3755, notes "Begun on April 1, 1847 this series had reached its 279th volume in 1863. . . . The books were originally f'cap 8vo, and bound, either in bright green glazed boards, pictorially and decoratively printed in brown; or, alternatively, in dark green ribbed cloth, blocked in blind on front and back, scroll-blocked and lettered in gold on spine." He is wrong here on two separate counts, and evidently had never seen either such a copy as the present one or the advertisement leaf that it contains. The verso of the latter is headed: "Published on the 1st of each month. The Parlour Library." and lists as ‘Already published' thirty of the first thirty-seven volumes that were issued, ending with advance notices of the present volume and volume thirty-seven as to be published "On February 1st, 1850" and "On March 1st, 1850" respectively. We deduce from this that it was printed for insertion initially into volume thirty-five, which was published on January 1st 1850, and that it had, probably, a life expectancy of about three months. The verso of the leaf is headed ‘Notice' beneath which is the declaration: "To meet the views of those who may desire to have the PARLOUR LIBRARY bound in a more durable and elegant manner than that hitherto adopted, it is intended for the future to issue these volumes, bound in Fancy Cloth, with gilt back, at Eighteen-pence each. // The back volumes may be had in the same style; or cases for binding them may be had at Sixpence each, through the Agents of the PARLOUR LIBRARY." It is evident from this that the first thirty-four volumes or so were ‘originally' issued not in boards or cloth, but in boards only, and that copies in cloth are either of a later issue or of a later binding style; and furthermore, because of the presence of the time specific advertisement leaf, it is evident that the original colour of the cloth must either have been light yellow-green as here or have involved a range of colours - though in all other respects the binding of the present copy resembles the dark green cloth binding, described by Sadleir, and more generally seen. There may later as well have been a change of title-page: Sadleir lists the volume under its sub-title as it is given here rather than its title. A first issue copy of some bibliographical interest.

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[MARSH (Anne).]. Charley and Georgey: Or, The Children at Gibraltar. By the authoress of "Helen's Fault," "Adelaide Lindsay," etc. etc. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, Farringdon Street. New York: 56, Walker Street, 1861. The Right of Translation is reserved. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[iv]+196; pink large and small bead-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides with a diagonal trellis pattern within a frame, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated peach. Slight fading of spine; neat ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A juvenile by an author better known as the author of the adult novel "Two Old Men's Tales". This title not in the extensive Sadleir or Wolff collections of this author.

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[MARSH (Catherine M.)]. The Day-Dawn. By the author of "Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars," and "English Hearts and English Hands." London: James Nisbet & Co. Berners Street, 1866. Imp.32mo in eights; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.38+[ii]; mauve glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; lower-edges uncut; white end-papers. Slight creasing and rubbing of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

An ‘improving' juvenile.

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MARSH (Richard). The duke and the damsel. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in blue-green and black; pp.247-8 (signature 17.4) present in two states; dark green buckram, blocked light yellow-green and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered, and with short rule gilt, on spine. A very good copy only.

P.248 is the final page of text, and begins with the drop heading of a new chapter. In its original setting this drop heading is set the normal distance down the page, and the page ends, as usual, with a page number, implying that the text continues on the next leaf. In the revised setting, the drop heading is dropped less far, and the words ‘THE END' appear at the foot of the page in stead of the page number. The text is the same in both. Evidently the novel over-ran its allotted space, and the publisher simply left out the last few pages. The ending had by implication been achieved, but the final sentence is somewhat mysterious. One wonders whether some accident such as this might not have given rise to a whole new school of fiction!

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MARSHALL (Emma). The Happy days at Fernbank. A Story for Little Girls. With illustrations by J.A. Pasquier. James Hogg & Sons, N.D. [November, 1861]. Pott 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates engraved by the brothers Dalziel; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.188+[iv]; maroon pebble grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and delicately embossed blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered maroon through gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered maroon through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dull yellow. A fine, bright, copy.

Issued as volume 7. of Hogg's two shilling series of ‘Illustrated Books for Young Readers'. The final advertisement page lists the series to volume 9., but this is correct since according to the English Catalogue of Books these three volumes were all issued in November 1861. The text is printed on antique toned paper, the plates on pale yellow paper. Emma Marshall's first book. CBEL, III, p.568; Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates but they are marked for pp.7, 114, 134, 137, and 186, that for p.134 being inserted to face p.130, the others as marked.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Lessons of Love; Or, Aunt Bertha's visit to the elms. A story for children. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 54 Fleet Street, London, 1863. F'cap 8vo; wood engraved frontispiece by W. Thomas after C.G.; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+245+[i (blank)]+[ii]purple pebble-grain cloth, ruled and very elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine slightly darkened; messy contemporary inscription on half-title; very light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Brook Silvertone And The lost lillies. Two stories for children. Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 54, Fleet Street, 1865. Imp.16mo in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper, all included in the pagination; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+196+[iv]; pinkish cerise buckram, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark green; binder's ticket of ‘Burn 37 & 38 Kirby St.' on back pastedown. Some general wear to covers; Brabazon Society label on front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

One of the author's most reprinted books.

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MARSHALL (Emma). The Crofton cousins. A Tale for Children. Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Covent Garden, 1867. 12mo. in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece printed in colours; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+100+4; royal blue fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. A very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Printed on toned paper.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Job Singleton's Heir And other Stories. Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 54, Fleet Street, London, 1879. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-enngraved frontispiece signed ‘E.L.S.'; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.iv+342+[vi]; yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked gilt, lettered yellow-green through gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated browny grey. Some foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The long title story is of Australian interest.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Constantia Carew: An autobiography. By Emma Marshall Author of ‘Benvenuta,' ‘Life's Aftermath,' ‘Mrs. Mainwaring's Journal,' Etc., etc. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 54, Fleet Street, London, 1883. (All Rights Reserved). Inserted engraved frontispiece signed monogram FJ; two leaves integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. undated catalogue, at end; pp.[iv]+360+[iv]; royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; end-papers faced pale yellow. Two small marks on top-edges, and light marking of back end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

The final gathering contains six leaves, the first two leaves of the prelims., which are not included in the numbering, having evidently been printed conjugate with them. The publisher's File Copy, with their rubber stamp to this effect on the front end-paper, the half-title, and the fore-edges. Purchased from the Frederick Warne file, Warne's having at some point absorbed Seeley & Co. and evidently selected a file copy from the current stock: it is clearly a later issue, the integral advertisements listing twenty titles by Mrs. Marshall, all of them earlier than this, whilst the inserted advertisements list some thirty-five, the last dating from 1892 - though neither list is exhaustive for its date, even as far as Seeley & Co. is concerned. In our experience quite a difficult title. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). In Colston's Days: A story of old Bristol. Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, Fleet Street, 1884 [i.e., 1883]. Lge.cr.8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title, and numerous illustrations in text, some arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.[x]+356; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end headed ‘A list of books published by Seeley & Co. 46, 47 & 48, Essex Street, Strand, W.C. (Late of 54 Fleet Street)', this dating apparently from c.1886; cherry red sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered cherry red through gilt, on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers glazed pale yellow. Very slight fading of spine; slight marking of front paste-down; a little very light foxing passim; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

The illustrations are mostly views of old Bristol. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Cassandra's casket. James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1885. Sm.cr.8vo, wire stitched; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece by Barker after ‘F R', with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+353+[i (blank)]+6; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, pictorially ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; lettered black on front cover; end-papers coated dark charcoal. A nice copy.

A scarce title. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). In the City of flowers; Or, Adelaide's Awakening. Seeley & Co., 48, Essex Street, Strand, 1889 [i.e., winter 1888]. Lge.cr.8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title; eight wood-engraved plates, signed ‘Ch.'; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+402+[vi]; scarlet patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated lemon. In general, a nice copy.

Set largely in Florence, all but one of the illustrations consisting of views of that city. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped in to face pp.8, 126, 160, 222, 232, 268, 282, and 400.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Winifrede's Journal Of her life at Exeter and Norwich In the days of Bishop Hall. With illustrations. New York, Macmillan and Co., 1891. Half-title not called for; blank precedes lithographic frontispiece; seven lithographic plates; integral advertisement leaf precedes publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue dated October, 1891, and final integral blank, at end; pp.[x]+353+[i (blank)]+[i (advertisements)]+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, ruled blind, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Rubber stamp on front blank and edges (v. below); otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The publisher's file copy, so stamped on blank and edges. May precede the English edition, which according to the English Catalogue of Books was published in November 1891 by Seeley.

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MARSHALL (Emma). In the service of Rachel Lady Russell. A story. Seeley and Co. Limited, 1893 [i.e., November, 1892]. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+341+[i (blank)]+[ii] cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. Tissue lightly foxed with slight offsetting; edges very slightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Set partly in Canterbury, Kent. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Penshurst castle In the time of Sir Philip Sidney. Seeley and Co. Limited, 1894 [i.e., November, 1893]. Lge.cr.8vo; lithographic frontispiece with loose tissue guard, and seven plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. A nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). The first light on The Eddystone: A story of two hundred years ago. London, Seeley and Co. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+179+[i (blank)]+[iv]; vertically fine-ribbed cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, with short rule, gilt, on spine. Small mark on fore-edges slightly affecting one or two margins, but a nice copy.



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MARSHALL (Emma). Lizette And her mission Or Over the moor. Illustrations by W. Lance. James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1895. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+332+12; bevelled scarlet buckram blocked pictorially black, grey, green, tan, and white, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with olive branch pattern in lime green. Some marking and mottling of covers, and one letter of title rubbed on spine; internally in general nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Published in October 1894, and dated ahead.

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MARSHALL (Mrs. Emma). Kensington palace In the days of Queen Mary II. A story. With Illustrations. Seeley and Co. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1895. Half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven wood-engraved plates; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; cerise buckram ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine and front cover, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. A nice copy.



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MARSHALL (Emma). The master Of the musicians: A story Of Handel's days. With illustrations by A. Ansted. Seeley and Co. Limited, 1896 [i.e., October, 1895]. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; seven wood-engraved plates; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt, lettered cerise through gilt, on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. Prize label on front end-paper; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Lady Rosalind Or Family feuds. James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 21 Berners Street, 1897. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece by Enoch Ward, with tissue guard; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘2A'); pp.[2]+vi+[368 (last page blank)]+8; bevelled mottled fine linen effect light grey green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed with pebble-dash pattern in grey. Virtually fine.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Otherwise similar copies are known in lilac cloth. Precedence, if any, unknown.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Lady Rosalind Or Family feuds. James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 21 Berners Street, 1897. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece by Enoch Ward, with tissue guard; 8pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘2A'); pp.[2]+vi+[368 (last page blank)]+8; bevelled mottled fine linen effect lilac cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed with pebble-dash pattern in grey. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Otherwise similar copies are known in grey-green cloth. Precedence, if any, unknown.

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MARSHALL (Emma). In the choir Of Westminster Abbey: A story of Henry Purcell's days. With illustrations by T. Hamilton Crawford, R.S.W. Seeley and Co. Limited, 38 Great Russell Street, 1897. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; seven wood-engraved plates; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. Slight fading of spine; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Under the Dome of St Paul's: A story of Sir Christopher Wren's days. With Illustrations By T. Hamilton Crawford, R.S.W. Seeley and Co. Limited, 38 Great Russell Street, 1898. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. A very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). The parson's daughter: Her early recollections And how Mr Romney painted her. A story. With Illustrations After Gainsborough and Romney. Seeley and Co. Limited, 38 Great Russell Street, 1899. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. A very good copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MARSHALL (Emma). Cross purposes: Or The Deanes of Dean's Croft. Illustrated by Arthur A. Dixon. Griffith, Farran, Browne & Co. Ltd., 35 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, N.D. [1899]. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and six plates; final blank; pp.viii+366+[ii]; light green art linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Inscription dated ‘Xmas 1899' on upper margin of half-title; a few small very light marginal marks; but a nice copy, nonetheless, of a relatively difficult late title.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Includes a short Preface dated August 1899 by Mrs. Marshall's daughhter Beatrice, telling how the author had died part way through writing this story ‘contrary to her wont in weekly instalments', for ‘The Church Family Newspaper', the next three chapters then being written by Beatrice Marshall herself, and the rest by Miss Evelyn Everett Green. There is no list of plates, but they are here tipped in to face pp.39, 125, 162, 203, 233, and 319.

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MARSHALL (W.H., Esq.). Old Vauxhall. A romance. In three volumes. Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 10, King William Street, Charing Cross, 1862. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+308; [iv]+306+[ii (leaf bearing printer's imprint on recto, otherwise blank); [iv]+[324 (Erratum to volume one on last page); contemporary half roan, marbled boards. A good reading copy only.

Not in Sadleir. A well-written and very readable story of love and revenge, with a fine period flavour, set in fashionable London in the years leading up to the second Jacobite Rebellion (1741-5).

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MARTIN (Ewan). The Knight of King's Guard. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Blank leaf before half-title page; green fine diaper cloth blocked with a design in black and lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Poor quality paper of end-papers somewhat embrowned; otherwise a near fine copy.



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MARTIN (Frances). Kilda Hall. London: Charing Cross Publishing Company, Limited, 5, Friar Street, Broadway, E.C.; Amsterdam, W.H. Kirberger. Australia, Melbourne, George Robertson. Berlin, Asher & Co. Brussels, C. Muquard. Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, J.C. Juta. Hamburg, J.G. Oncker. New York, Scribner, Welford, Armstrong & Co. New Zealand, Christchurch, F.J. Hughes; Dunedin, R. Lusk; Otago, G.R. West. Paris, M. Fotheringham. Rotterdam, J.G. Robbers, 1877. Lge.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; publisher's advertisement on verso of title-page; leaf of subscribers follows title leaf; pp.[iv]+269+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed dep scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt slightly dull on spine, and spine a trifle marked; first and last few leaves a litle foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Despite the impressive imprint, the Charing Cross Publishing Company were, at least in part, a vanity press. Their terms for "authors and others" are set out in the advertisement: "The Company will publish without charging any Commission on the sale, until the author has recouped the cost of producing the work." According to the list of subscribers, "orders previous to Publication" in this instance totalled 194 copies, of which 44 only were from England. Among the subscribers was His Grace the Duke of Norfolk.

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MARTIN (Mrs. Herbert). Many a year ago. In two volumes. Ward and Downey, 12 York Street Covent Garden W.C., 1892. Final leaf in volume two (?advertisements) excised, possibly before issue; green crushed morocco cloth ruled blind, blocked black, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; pale lemon coated end-papers. Spines slightly worn at head and tail; lacking back free end-paper in volume one; rear end-papers cracked in volume two; otherwise a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). Ireland. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1832. BOUND WITH: MARTINEAU (Harriet). Homes abroad. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1832. BOUND WITH: MARTINEAU (Harriet). For each And For all. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1832. BOUND WITH: MARTINEAU (Harriet). French wines And Politics. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1833. Four works bound in one volume; 12mo in half sheets; half-titles not called for; series title precedes specific title in first work, not present in rest; imprint leaf lacking at end of last work; pp.[iv]+[iv]+136; [ii]+128; [ii]+132; [ii]+146; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, sprinkled edges, red spine label. Contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of series title; otherwise a fine copy.

Nos. IX, X, XI, and XII in the series ‘Illustrations of Political Economy'. Twenty-five titles were published in all between 1832 and 1834. Sadleir, 1641/9, 10, 11, & 12, recording copies in the original drab wrappers printed in black. Wolff, 4610.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). Under the superintendence of the society for The diffusion of useful knowledge. Poor laws and paupers Illustrated. I. The parish. A tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster Row, 1833. BOUND WITH: MARTINEAU (Harriet). The hamlets, A tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1833. Two works bound in one volume; 12mo in half sheets; half-titles not called for; series title precedes general title in second work; pp.[iv]+216; [iv]+164; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, burnished edges, drab-faced end-papers. Some wear to corners, and backstrip lacking; bound up without the series title to the second work; text otherwise fine.

Volumes one and two in the series ‘Poor Laws and Paupers Illustrated'. Two further titles were issued in the following year. Sadleir, 1646/1 & 2, recording copies in the original buff wrappers printed in black. Wolff, 4616 and 4616a, records only reprints dating from 1840.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). The Park and the paddock. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1834. BOUND WITH: MARTINEAU (Harriet). The Tenth haycock. A Tale. Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-row, 1834. Two works bound in one volume; 12mo in half sheets; half-titles not called for; series title precedes general title in each work; pp.[iv]+140; [iv]+144; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, burnished edges, drab-faced end-papers. Calf a little rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 1642/1 & 2, recording copies in the original drab wrappers printed in black. Wolff, 4611.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). The playfellow. The peasant And The prince. Charles Knight & Co., Ludgate Street, 1841. Price 3s. 6d. in Cloth. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; advertisement leaf and series title precede title-page; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.2+vi+355+[i (blank)]+4; dark brown fine-diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth neatly restored at joints; end-papers neatly strengthened with matching paper; inscriptions on series title; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1645/2; Wolff, 4615. The second volume in the quarterly series of ‘The Playfellow'.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). The playfellow. Feats on the fiord. A tale. London: Charles Knight & Co., Ludgate Street, 1841. Price 3s. 6d., [sic] in Cloth. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; advertisement leaf and series title precede title-page; half-title not called for; single inset advertisement leaf, signed ‘2 C', and included in the pagination, at end; pp.vi+377+[i (blank)]; dark brown fine-diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth neatly restored at joints; end-papers neatly strengthened with matching paper; inscriptions on series title; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1645/3; Wolff, 4615. The second volume in the quarterly series of ‘The Playfellow'.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). The playfellow. The Crofton boys. A tale. London: Charles Knight & Co., Ludgate Street, 1841. Price 3s. 6d. in cloth. Lge.post 16mo, in half sheets; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+336; dark brown fine-diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth neatly restored at joints; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1645/4; Wolff, 4615. The last volume in the quarterly series of ‘The Playfellow'.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). The hour and the man. A Historical Romance. In three volumes. Edward Moxon, 1841. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; imprint leaf at end of volumes one and two, none called for in volume three; green fine diaper cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pale lemon coated end-papers. A nice copy.

Sadleir 1638, but a binding variant, the cloth in his copy being maroon. Sadleir calls for a map frontispiece in volume one, which is not present here; nor is there sign that it has ever been. This was so also in another green cloth copy that we have seen.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). Dawn island. A Tale. Manchester: J. Gadsby, Newall's-Buildings, 1845. Fine steel engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page on plate paper precede letterpress title-page; large wood-engraved historiated initial to first page of text; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.94+[ii]; horizontally ribbed yellow green cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered green-shadowed gilt, gilt, and gren through gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; cream coated end-papers. Rebacked with near matching cloth; otherwise nice.

Sadleir 1631. Written for the ‘National Anti-Corn-Law Bazaar', and published in May 1845. The steel engravings are by J. Stephenson.

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MARTINEAU (Harriet). Sketches from Life. Illustrated. London. Whittaker and Co.; Windermere. J. Garnett, N.D. [1856]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; steel engraved title-page and six plates, with tissue guards; letterpress title-page not called for; wood-engraved decoration on first page of text; pp.[IV]+[iv]+165+[iii] (collation not including title-leaf); end-papers coated very pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co London' on back paste-down; bevelled reddish-brown straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered reddish-brown through gilt, on front cover and up spine; a.e.g. Gilt slightly rubbed and dull on spine; rubbed patch on front end-paper; plates a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Sadleir, 1648, describing the cloth as ‘coarse morocco'; Wolff, 4619. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.19, 42, 65, 80, 104, and 134. Sadleir describes them as unsigned, but in fact they are all signed ‘W. Banks & Son, Edinr.'; and the decoration on p.[1]: ‘W. Banks & Son'. The volume was printed in Windermere by John Garnett.

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MASON (A.E.W.). The Philanderers. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897. 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by publisher's 16pp. catalogue dated 5.4.97; vertically ribbed green cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine and front cover; uncut edges. A near fine unopened copy.



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MASON (A.E.W.) and LANG (Andrew). Parson Kelly. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London; New York and Bombay, 1900 [i.e., Autumn, 1899]. Blank before half-title, blank at end; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[2]+x+417+[iii]; lightish olive green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered red on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced greenish black. Very slight marking of covers; first and last blanks foxed by contact with end-papers; scattered foxing passim; a near-nice copy, nonetheless, of a very scarce title.

Historical novel, set in the years following the first Jacobite rebellion. Nield, 4th edn., p.80 (a starred item); Baker (1932), p.332; Lancelyn-Green, p.246. For copyright reasons, printed at the Aberdeen University Press from American plates. The American edition may possibly have precedence, though the English edition was dated ahead.

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[MASON (Mrs. [Catherine G., earlier WARD]). [Engraved title:] The Knight of the White Banner, Or the Secrets of the Castle. G. Virtue, N.D. [1827].] Demy 8vo in half-sheets, signed in fours and twelves; frontispiece, engraved vignette title-page, and nine engraved plates; pp.768 (including engraved title); contemporary half-roan, marbled boards. A binding copy, lacking the frontispiece, engraved title, and the plate to face p.21; light dusting and fingering passim, but an excellent reading copy. Scarce.

Summers, ‘Gothic Bibliography', pp.210 and 380, giving two different incorrect versions of the sub-title. Every copy we have seen has been without a letterpress title-page, and it is possible that none was issued.

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MASON (Geo. Finch). My Day with the hounds, And other Stories. Cambridge: W.P. Spalding, 43, Sidney Street. London: W. Kent & Co., Paternoster Row, N.D. [1880]. Post 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eighteen plates; vignette on title; final blank; pale green glazed boards printed in black on sides and spine, the back cover bearing Spalding advertisements. Spine chipped, and front board flexion creased; otherwise a nice copy.

A rare example of a provincially published (and printed) ‘yellowback'. Not in Sadleir. The plates are signed ‘F.M.'.

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MASON (Finch). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. The white hat And other stories. Ninety-four Illustrations by the Author. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [1891]. Half-title not called for; issued without true end-papers, [1].1 and 24.4 serving as paste-downs, [1].1 verso, 24.2, 24.3, and 24.4 recto, bearing advertisements, and [1].2 recto, being blank, with frontispiece on verso; other illustrations in text; pp.[viii]+354+[vi]; faintly mottled bright light brown buckram, lettered, blocked pictorially, and with short rule, black on front cover, lettered and with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Near-fine copy of a scarce title.

Issued as Vol.VII. of ‘Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series', the series advertisements giving this as the latest title. Printed and bound in the first standard style of the Series, the series designation and volume number appearing only on the front paste-down, whilst the binding bears on the upper cover the words ‘ARROWSMITH'S THREE-and-SIXPENNY SERIES', without volume number, these being the only indica of series status. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MASTERS (Caroline). The Shuttle of fate. With original illustrations by Lancelot Speed. Frederick Warne & Co., 1895. Frontispiece and three plates with tissue guards; 32pp. publisher's advertisements at end, continuing the signatures, but on a very slightly different stock (the last signature of the book proper consisting of two leaves); bevelled teak brown and brownish white mottled smooth linen, blocked gilt and black, lettered black-outlined gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed; endpapers patterned with publisher's monogram device in brown. End-papers foxed, with offsetting on to facing pages; a very few scattered fox-spots elsewhere, almost wholly confined to edges; otherwise an extremely fine copy of a handsome book.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked [to face] pp.24, 126, and 208, and are here so bound in.

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MATHER ([J.] Marshall). Lancashire idylls. By Marshall Mather. London: Frederick Warne and Co. And New York. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.341+[i (blank)]+[ii]; fine crinkle-grain bright brown cloth, blocked, and embossed blind on blind-pressed panel, and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Some foxing of edges, early prelims., and advertisement leaf; contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first initial appears only on the cover. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. an unusual binding in near fine state.

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MATHER (Marshall). The sign of The wooden shoon. London: Frederick Warne and Co., And New York, 1896. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.352; fine crinkle-grain deep green cloth, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Slight foxing of fore-edges, but a near-fine copy.

Mather's first initial, ‘J', does not appear on the volume. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MATHER (J. Marshall). By Roaring Loom. With Illustrations by Lancelot Speed. London, James Bowden, 10 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1898. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; four half-tone plates (the second with tissue guard); pp.311+[i (blank)]+[viii]; turquoise and light turquoise faint linen-patterned cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered light grey-green, pictorially blocked gilt, greyish-brown, black, and flesh on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight darkening of spine, some foxing, otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. As the title perhaps implies, a Lancashire story. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.27, 59, 149, and 181, and are here so tipped in.

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MATHERS (Helen). "Cherry ripe!" A Romance By the author of "Comin' Thro' The Rye," "The Token Of The Silver Lily." In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1878. 3 Vols. Half-titles not called for; diagonally fine ribbed cherry-red cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt a little dull on two spines, and slight discolouration of back cover in volume three; otherwise, and in general, a fine copy.

Sadleir 1655. The Sadleir copy, which had been carefully preserved all its life in the dry darkness of the Bentley file, also showed some discolouration of the back cover in volume three, which he attributed to paste action. In the present copy the gilt on the spines of volumes two and three seems originally to have been less deeply impressed than that on the spine of volume one, with the result that it now appears less bright. The author's name is given only on the spines.

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MATHERS (Helen). Becky. C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, 1900. Advertisement leaf before half-title, another following text, both integral; pp.374+[ii]; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, dated April, 1900 at end; pale apple green linen effect cloth, ruled magenta and orange, blocked pictorially magenta, orange, and white, lettered magenta, on front cover, lettered magenta and magenta-outlined orange on spine. A nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir - or the Hubin listings, though it includes a murder, and an attempted murder and theft. Chiefly, however, it is a thoughtful love story of rather an unconventional type, interesting for its picture of advanced ‘90s feminine attitudes, and possibly worth reprinting. The following minor passage between the [unmarried] heroine and her brother in a London drawing-room perhaps gives the flavour of the whole: ‘"Walter!" cried out Becky, "you're married? And when I thought the boys of our family were just as clever at keeping out of matrimony as the girls at getting into it!" "Over there," said Walter, hiding some shyness in the jug [of ale], "if a man and a woman agree to keep true to each other, they're married - just as long as they do," he added conclusively; "and of course my Tolly and I DO keep true. I haven't seen her for a year or more, and shan't see her for another. There's all that guano to be got out; it's a big thing," he added simply. "And I've named my little girl after you - " "Walter!" cried Becky again, struck by something in his face, "wh- what colour is she?" "Well," said Walter, with a large air of toleration, "she ain't exactly white!" Becky sat down and laughed till she nearly cried. "Is she - is she like you?" she inquired at last, scanning Walter's weather-beaten face, with the illuminating light of a Hottentot lady in the background, for some visual notion of the baby. "You'll see," said Walter nodding, "because I'm going to send her home to you to be educated."'

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MATHEW (Frank). At the rising of The moon: Irish stories and studies By Frank Mathew. Illustrations by Fred Pegram And A.S. Boyd. London, McClure & Co., 33 Bedford Street, Covent Garden; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., Stationers' Hall Court, E.C., 1893. Sm cr.8vo; advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations in text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+240; quarter sage-green buckram lettered gilt on front cover and spine, whitish-green and sage-green mixed-weave fine-linen-effect buckram sides, blocked and lettered sage-green on front board. Some foxing of end-papers; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

The author's second book, preceded by a biography of Father Mathew. His subsequent volumes of fiction throughout the 90's were published by John Lane.

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MATHEW (Frank). A Child in the Temple. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; printer's device on verso of last leaf of text, followed by integral advertisement leaf (blank on verso), and publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue dated 1897; pp.[vi]+177+[i]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled lime green on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered lime green on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Printed, for copyright reasons, in the U.S.A. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A story involving anarchists and Fenians - but essentially humorous.

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MATHEWS (William, Author of "The Heir of Vallis."). The two homes. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1859. 3 Vols., bound in one, as issued; half-titles not called for, at least in this issue; imprint leaf at end of volume one; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.[ii]+[286 (last page blank)]+[ii]; [ii]+296; [ii]+[234 (last page bearing printer's imprint)]+[ii]; brown patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat repair to cloth over back joint; end-papers strengthened with matching paper; otherwise, and in general effect, a very nice, bright, copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The spine bears the price ‘31s 6d', the same as the three volume edition, which suggests that this issue in one volume was not a remainder. A love story, with a background of commerce - including railway speculation, and failure - set variously in London and Madeira. A peculiarity of this title is that whilst the left-hand headlines throughout bear the title ‘The Two Homes', the right hand ones provide a summary of the contents of each pair of leaves - somewhat of a manic feat of editing!

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MAUDE (Hon. Mrs [sic] Francis, Author of "The Two Paths."). Montresor Abbey. A Tale. James Nisbet and Co., 21 Berners Street, 1854. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+285+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled old rose fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine (title only); end-papers coated black. Half-title lacking, and ownership inscription cut from upper margin of title leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAUGHAM (William Somerset). The making of a Saint. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1898. Advertisement leaf before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text paper; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. End-papers foxed and embrowned; one leaf opened a little roughly; otherwise very nice.

Toole Stott, 4. First English edition, the American edition having appeared twenty-five days earlier. Maugham's second book.

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MAURICE (C. Edmund). Richard de Lacy. A Tale of the Later Lollards. London: Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co., 2 Paternoster Buildings, E.C. And 44 Victoria Street, westminster, S.W., 1890. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; fine etched frontispiece (signed ‘B M')and conjugate vignette title-page, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title; pp.[2]+[x]+290+[2]; light caramel buckram, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt-outlined black, black-outlined gilt, and gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black, and gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Covers rather dull, with some mottling; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Nield, 5th edition, 459: "An unusually good historical tale" - a starred item.

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MAXWELL (Sir Herbert, Bart., M.P.). A Duke of Britain: A Romance of the Fourth Century. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1895. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.x+421+[i (blank)]+[8 (fly title, followed by words and music of song, last page blank)]; rich brown coarse linen, lettered and with ruled boxes, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Small mark on front cover (candle-wax); otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MAXWELL (The Right Hon. Sir Herbert, Bart., M.P., F.R.S.). The Chevalier of the Splendid Crest. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1900. Title-page printed in scarlet and black; inserted blank faces p.352, another follows last leaf of text (v. note); pale-blue-flecked light blue linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Back cover a little marked, front cover a little damp-marked; ownership signature at head of first page of text; otherwise a nice copy.

The blank leaves are clearly part of the book as issued: they stand however instead of two plans listed for the same positions, this copy having evidently been prepared before the printing of the plans had taken place. Presumably an advance copy or a final bound proof. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MAXWELL (W.H.). The Bivouac; Or Stories of The peninsular war. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1837. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; pp.[viii]+304; [vi]+292; [vi]+272; quarter puce fine morocco cloth, drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Spines slightly faded, and labels chipped; neat restorations to most joints; in general effect, however, a nice set of a difficult title.

Sadleir, 1676; Wolff, 4662, listing only a rebound copy without half-titles.

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MAY (Emily Juliana). The Stronges of Netherstronge. A Tale of Sedgemoor. By Emily Juliana May, Author of "Dashwood Priory." London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 14, Ludgate Hill, 1864. (The Right of Translation is Reserved.). Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+324; mid-green bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated cream; binder's ticket of ‘Bone & Son. 76, Fleet Street, London.' (as Ball 17A, but black on pale lemon) on back paste-down.

Presentation copy with a fourteen word holograph inscription from the author, dated ‘Clifton / Dec.1864' on the front end-paper. This binder's ticket not recorded by Ball, who saw examples printed only in greeny-blue on lemon and (one) in blue on white. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MAYHEW (Augustus). Paved with gold; Or The romance and reality of the London streets. An Unfashionable Novel. By Augustus Mayhew (One of The Brothers Mayhew). With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1858. Half-title not called for; letterpress title page; frontispiece, engraved title, and twenty-four plates by Phiz, some with tissue guards; pp.viii+408; green horizontally straight grained morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated brown. Expertly recased, preserving the original end-papers (strengthened at the joints with brown fabric; edges lightly trimmed; one plate laid down, one chipped a little at blank corner margin, two or three with slight marginal foxing; a very little very light offsetting from some plates, but the fine ‘dark' plates protected by tissues, as issued; otherwise, and in general, an excellent copy.

This volume contains some of ‘Phiz''s most successful illustrations, including several fine ‘dark' plates. The plate listed as facing p.128 has here been bound in to face the engraved title, as a frontispiece; that to face p.333 faces p.334; whether this is correct as issued it is not now possible to tell. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4683b, giving no details as to which plate was used for the frontispiece.

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MAYHEW (Augustus). The Finest girl in Bloomsbury: A Serio-Comic Tale of Ambitious Love. Published for the proprietor by W. Kent & Co., Paternoster Row, 1861. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; green glazed boards printed in series style in red and dark blue; pp.viii+344. Some wear to covers; in general a nice copy of a scarce and fragile book.

Sadleir 3553/2, listed by Sadleir from an advertisement, but lacking from the collection. The second volume issued in the ‘First Class Library', and the only book certainly issued in this series that Sadleir lacked.

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MAYHEW (Henry) and CRUIKSHANK (George). The World's Show. 1851: Or, The adventures Of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys And family, Who came up to London To "enjoy themselves", And to See the Great Exhibition By Henry Mayhew, and George Cruikshank. David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, N.D. [1851]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; double spread wood-engraved frontispiece and three double spread plates, four large folding plates, and three other plates, all by Cruikshank, laid onto linen, as issued; illustrated title-page; pp.[iv (including title leaf)]+242; half green morocco, spine gilt extra, with five raised bands, marbled sides, green faced end-papers. Covers a trifle rubbed; very slight damage to two plates, neatly made good; list of illustrations and wrapper laid down, apparently for æsthetic reasons; in general a nice copy.

The original eight parts bound up together in one volume, along with a specimen front wrapper to Part I. The first issue, p.63 being misnumbered 65, and subsequent leaves continuing the error. The green specimen wrapper bears a design by Cruikshank. This volume was bound up in November 1877 for Walter Hamilton, F.R.G.S., whose book-plate appears on the front paste-down. Tipped on to the front free end-paper is a note in his hand that: "No more copies of these plates can be printed, as Arnold of Fleet Street tells me he has the plates which are ruined by being kept in a damp store, & cannot be used." A letter to Hamilton referring to the plates is tipped on to the back paste-down. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4687.

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MAYHEW (Henry) and CRUIKSHANK (George). The World's Show. 1851: Or, The adventures Of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys And family, Who came up to London To "enjoy themselves", And to See the Great Exhibition By Henry Mayhew, and George Cruikshank. David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, N.D. [1851]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; double spread wood-engraved frontispiece and three double spread plates, four large folding plates, and three other plates, all by Cruikshank, laid onto linen, as issued; illustrated title-page; pp.[iv (including title leaf)]+242; old half red morocco, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers, inner linen hinges. Binding worn, but sound; some removable light dusting; in general a nice copy.

The first issue, p.63 being misnumbered 65, and subsequent leaves continuing the error. Issued originally in eight parts. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4687.

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MAYHEW (Henry). The story Of the Peasant-boy philosopher: Or, "A child gathering pebbles on The sea shore." (Founded on the early life of Ferguson, the shepherd-boy astronomer, And intended to show how a poor lad became acquainted With the principles of natural science.) David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, 1854. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard; other illustrations in text; pp.xvi+484; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated January 1854; olive green diagonal ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and with elaborate emblematical blocking, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers strengthened with matching paper; in general a nice copy.

Osborne Catalogue, p.207, listing only the fourth edition, of 1864; not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4686.

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MAYHEW (Henry). Young Benjamin Franklin; Or, The Right Road through Life. A story to show how young Benjamin learnt the principles Which raised him from a printer's boy to the First ambassador of the American republic. A boy's book on a boy's own subject. With Illustrations by John Gilbert. David Bryce, 3 Amen Corner; R. Griffin & Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1861. F'cap 8vo; pp.xvi+534; half-title present; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven engraved plates, all on plate paper; t.e. uncut. Disbound, but sewing sound; otherwise a nice copy of an uncommon title.

Juvenile. Not listed in the Osborne Collection.

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MAYHEW ([Henry and Augustus], The Brothers). The Image of his father; Or, One boy is more trouble than a dozen girls: Being A tale of a "young monkey." Illustrated by "Phiz." H. Hurst, 27, King William Street, Charing Cross, 1848. F'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page; half-title apparently not called for; ten engraved plates; old lavender cloth, sprinkled edges. In general a nice copy.

Collates, somewhat oddly, [A]2, B16, C-I, K-M8, N4, O-S8, T4.

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MAYO (William Starbuck, M.D.). The Berber; Or, The mountaineer of the Atlas. A tale of Morocco. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1850. Tall f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+284; green glazed boards, printed on sides and spine in blue and red, the back cover bearing advertisements; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with advertisements in blue. Very nice copy.

Issued as No.26 of ‘Bohn's Shilling Series', this being a double volume, priced at 1s.6d. Sadleir, 3625, records only an 1856 edition of this title, published by Routledge. Of this series (listed under 3452), Sadleir records only a single example (No.25). The present listing runs to 27. The covers are printed by C. Whiting's patent process. First English (and possibly first) edition, the American edition bearing the same date.

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MEADOWS (Lindon). The adventures Of Maurice Drumore (Royal Marines) By land and sea. By Lindon Meadows, Author of ‘Whittlings from the West,' ‘College Recollections and Church Experiences,' ‘Jail-birds; or, the secrets of the cells,' etc. With illustrations by Frank Abell. London: John Hogg, Paternoster Row. (All Rights Reserved.), N.D. [1884]. Wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine-ribbed green cloth, blocked black and gilt, lettered black and black-outlined gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked gilt, lettered black-outlined gilt, on spine. Front free end-paper lacking; slight foxing of edges; otherwise a fine, bright copy.

The first appearance in book form, and first appearance under this title, of a story originally published in Hogg's Instructor during the years 1853 to 1856 under the title ‘Memoranda by a Marine Officer'. The original text has here been revised by the author. A secondary issue, the advertisements including the present title, with reviews. According to the advertisements the book was issued simultaneously in two forms: as here at 3/6d. and with a.e.g. at 4/-. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who includes only a volume of verse by this author.

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MELVILLE (Herman). Narrative Of a Four months' residence Among the natives of a valley of The Marquesas islands; Or, A peep at Polynesian life. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1846. Globe 8vo; half-title present; integral map (recto blank) follows Contents; pp.[xviii (including half-title and map)]+285+[i (printer's imprint)]; half natural calf, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled gilt, tooled blind, black label; burnished sprinkled edges; drab-faced end-papers; binder's blank at front and back. Some insignificant peeling of calf and binder's blanks foxed; two or three scattered fox-spots in text; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Vol.XV of Murray's ‘Colonial and Home Library', this fact not being stated within the volume. Blanck, 13720. The present copy corresponds to Blanck's first printing, second issue, binder's variant B, except that he does not record an issue in half-calf. The binding here is certainly contemporary, but copies bound from stripped parts usually show traces of the wrappers at the inner margins of pp.144 and 145, and no such evidence is present here; volumes from the series have, moreover, so frequently been observed by us in a closely similar binding to the present one, that we suspect it of being a publisher's style. The bibliography of this title is complex. Both in parts and volume form it preceded the American edition, appearing first as two wrappered parts, dated 1846, under the title given here, the sheets being then combined into one volume, bound. The wrappered parts were available by February 28th 1846, the cloth issue not later than March 3rd, when a copy of Blanck's ‘second issue, cloth, binding variant C' was presented by Gansevoort Melville to Mrs. Bancroft. (He seems to have received it by February 24th). The parts are known in two states: with the incorrect reading ‘Pomarea' at l.1, p.19, and with the reading corrected to ‘Pomare'. Blanck describes these variants as first and second issue, but it would be more sensible, we believe, to designate them first and second state of text. Since the wrappered parts are otherwise identical, and were bound with the same catalogue (dated March 1846), it is simpler to suppose the correction to have been carried out during the course of a single impression than to assume two impressions available on the same day (for Mrs. Bancroft's copy had the corrected reading). The American edition appeared in mid March 1846 under the new main title ‘Typee', and some time during the next few months it must have been resolved to adopt this title for the English edition also. It would seem logical to assume that a cancel title leaf should then have been prepared. By then however it could hardly have been less than May or June, and it seems to have been decided not to launch the volume under its new title until the Autumn season. The new title page was accordingly prepared dated ahead, as was at that time the custom with books published in the latter part of the year. In August 1846, however, Melville sent Murray an additional chapter, ‘The Story of Thoby', which was received and printed as an addendum on or before September 30th, in an edition of 1,000 copies, 250 of which were issued separately in wrappers, the rest being apparently intended for inclusion in later binding batches of the book. ‘The Story of Toby' could not have been received by Murray before a good many copies with the cancel title had been bound up: ‘Typee' as such was advertised as available on or before October 15th, whilst ‘The Story of Toby' was issued separately as an addendum about sixteen days later. A second edition of ‘Typee', so designated, and also dated 1847 is known, also without the addendum, and this too must have been printed before ‘The Story of Toby' had been received. The book was available simultaneously in all its many variants for several years, as is shown by the evidence of advertisements, and later copies under both titles (‘Typee' and ‘Narrative') were bound up with the addendum forming pp.[287]-301, the first known advertisement of such copies being made under the title ‘Typee' on December 1st 1846. It would also appear that when stocks of the addendum ran out, the book continued to be issued in its original form, without it. The bibliographical complexities are further increased by the fact that the half-title, but not any of the other prelims., was printed as the final leaf of the last gathering of the second part, and designed to be moved forward to its usual place before the title-page when the book was bound, whilst the map, printed as A8 and intended originally to face the first page of text, was at some point moved forward as a frontispiece, even in the wrappered parts, the half-title being in these cases discarded. The present copy corresponds in these respects to the earliest cloth copies, having the half-title present before the title-page, and the map appearing as A8.

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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.

MELVILLE (Herman). Typee; Or, a Narrative of a four months' residence Among the natives of a valley of The Marquesas islands; Or, a Peep at Polynesian life. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1847. Globe 8vo; half-title not present, probably not called for; map frontispiece, on text-paper; title-page probably a cancel (v. note); pp.xvi (including frontispiece)+285+[i (printer's imprint)]; half natural calf, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled gilt, dark red label; sprinkled edges. Short tear in upper margin of title-page, due apparently to a binding fault; otherwise a very nice copy.

Probably the third issue of the first edition. Blanck, 13720, almost certainly misapprehending the status of this issue. The first issue, which preceded the American edition, appeared as two wrappered parts, dated 1846, under the title: ‘Narrative of a four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas islands; or, a peep at Polynesian Life', these being then bound up into one volume, cloth. The wrappered parts were available by February 28th 1846, the cloth issue by early March. The American edition appeared in mid March 1846 under the new main title ‘Typee', and some time during the next few months it must have been resolved to adopt this title for the English edition also. It would seem logical to assume that a cancel title leaf should then have been prepared. By then however it could hardly have been less than May or June, and it seems to have been decided not to launch the volume under its new title until the Autumn season. The new title page was accordingly prepared dated ahead a year, as was at that time the custom with books published in the latter part of the year. In August 1846, however, Melville sent Murray an additional chapter, ‘The Story of Thoby', which was received and printed as an addendum on or before September 30th, in an edition of 1,000 copies, 250 of which were issued separately in wrappers, the rest being apparently intended for inclusion in later binding batches of the book. ‘The Story of Toby' could not have been received by Murray before a good many copies with the cancel title had been bound up: ‘Typee' as such was advertised as available on or before October 15th, whilst ‘The Story of Toby' was issued separately as an addendum about sixteen days later. A second edition of ‘Typee', so designated, and also dated 1847 is known, also without the addendum, and this too must have been printed before ‘The Story of Toby' had been received. The book was available simultaneously in all its many variants for several years, as is shown by the evidence of advertisements, and later copies under both titles (‘Typee' and ‘Narrative') were bound up with the addendum forming pp.[287]-301, the first known advertisement of such copies being made under the title ‘Typee' on December 1st 1846. It would also appear that when stocks of the addendum ran out, the book continued to be issued in its original form, without it. Traces of buff paper in the gutters between pp.144 and 145 of the present volume suggest that this copy has been made up from originally wrappered parts, but copies with the 1847 title pages have not been recorded in the form of wrappered parts, and ‘Typee' as such appears never to have been advertised in that form. It therefore follows that a copy showing traces of such wrappers, and made up from stripped parts, is likely to have a cancel title-page. If this be so, it must indeed be, as it tacitly claims, a portion of the first printing, but a third issue, not recorded as such by Blanck. The text itself is of the second state, with the corrected reading ‘Pomare' at l.1, p.19. In all respects except for the title-page it corresponds to Blanck's ‘Second issue, wrappers, binder's variant A'.

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