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.

MOLESWORTH (Mrs. ("Ennis Graham").). Hathercourt rectory. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1878. 3 Vols.; half-title in volumes one and three, not present, probably not called for in volume two; integral fly-title for publisher's catalogue at end of volume three, but inserted catalogue not present; pp.[viii]+288; [iv]+[312]; [vi]+310+[ii]; contemporary half maroon roan, marbled boards. One headband minutely chipped; spines very slightly faded; boards just a trifle rubbed; end-papers lightly foxed; text near fine; a nice copy, over all.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4828. A scarce adult work by a writer noted for her children's books.

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MOLESWORTH (Mrs.). Two little waifs. Illustrated by Walter Crane. Macmillan and Co., 1883. Globe 8vo; wire-stitched; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and six plates; pp.[2]+[viii]+216; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated October, 1883; reddish orange buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black-outlined gilt on front cover, blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Light marking of covers; inscription on front blank; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Juvenile. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MOLESWORTH (Mrs). Four Winds Farm. Illustrated by Walter Crane. London: Macmillan & Co:, 1887 [i.e., Autumn 1886]. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate illustrated title-page with tissue guard; six plates; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii (excluding title leaf)]+180+[iv]; reddish orange patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, blocked black, lettered black and gilt on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered black and reddish orange-shadowed black, on spine; end-papers faced black. Short tear in front end-paper; most of the tissue guard lacking; two plates with delicate spot-colour added; otherwise a nice copy.

Published in the latter part of 1886, and dated ahead. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The cover design is also by Walter Crane.

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MOLESWORTH (Mrs.). Neighbours. With illustrations by M. Ellen Edwards. Hatchards, Piccadilly, W., 1889. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and four plates, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; pp.viii+311+[i (printer's imprint)]; blue buckram, ruled and elaborately blocked white, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers faced black. End-papers cracked; ink name on back of frontispiece; some half dozen leaves opened rather roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MONRO (A.M.). The beautiful Lady Chichester. London: London Literary Society, 376, Strand, W.C., N.D [1886]. Cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.viii+294+[ii]; diagonally very fine ribbed fawn cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, ruled and blocked on front cover, ruled on spine, all dark brown, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top-edges uncut, others rough-trimmed; grey-fawn end-papers printed with apple-blossom design in dark brown. First and last leaves and edges foxed; ownership inscription on front blank; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

The author's first book. Three further novels were to follow, including a two-decker, ‘Briars', issued by Griffith, Farran & Co. in 1890. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MONTGOMERY (Florence). Transformed; Or Three weeks in a life-time. Richard Bentley & Son, 1886. Errata slip tipped in after Contents; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed olive green cloth ruled black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; dark chocolate coated end-papers; t.e. uncut. Very slight wear to covers; light foxing of edges, and a very little scattered light foxing in text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 1764.

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MONTGOMERY (Florence). Colonel Norton: A Novel In three volumes. Richard Bentley & Son, Publishers in Ordinary To Her Majesty the Queen, 1895. 3 Vols., Globe 8vo; titles printed in lake and black; Corrigen- da slip followed by blank at end of volume one; final blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated Spring, 1895 in volume two; 16pp. publisher's cata- logue at end of volume three; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt, embossed with irregular pattern blind on spine, the same pattern printed in copper and blue on all edges; end-papers printed in grey. One or two minor faults, but a very nice copy.

Sadleir 1756. Sadleir does not mention the embossed pattern on the spine.

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MONTGOMERY (Florence). Prejudged. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Advertisement leaf before half-title; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.[viii]+288; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated ‘5.8.00' (including this title amongst those ‘In the Press'); vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Upper corners of covers lightly damp-marked; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's Presentation Copy stamp in blind on the lower margin, and the vestigial remains of the review slip lightly tipped on to the upper margin, of the title page. Evidently the first issue, later copies being without the catalogue. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MONTGOMERY (Florence). Prejudged. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Advertisement leaf before half-title; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.[viii]+288; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated ‘5.8.00' (including this title amongst those ‘In the Press'); vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Faint ring-mark on back cover; end-papers foxed; otherwise fine.

The first issue, later copies being without the catalogue. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MONTGOMERY (Florence). Prejudged. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Advertisement leaf before half-title; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.[viii]+288; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Corner of back cover lightly damp-marked; otherwise a fine copy.

The second issue: without a publisher's inserted catalogue at end. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MONTRÉSOR (F.F.). Worth while. Edward Arnold, Publisher to the India Office, London, 37 Bedford Street / New York, 70 Fifth Avenue, 1896. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[134 (last page blank)]+[ii]; flecked light and dark greenish blue art linen, ruled, blocked with an art nouveau design, and lettered, very dark greenish blue, on front cover, ruled and lettered very dark greenish blue on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine slightly faded; slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Two short stories: ‘Worth While' and ‘Lady Jane'. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4856, listing an apparently similar copy with a 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated ‘May 1896' at end. The binding of the present copy would leave room for such a catalogue, if the paper were not too thick. The book was published in May - but a May catalogue might not have been available by the time that the earliest copies were bound. Precedence, if any, undetermined.

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MONTRÉSOR (F.F.). False Coin Or True? 1896, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; final blank; vertically ribbed green cloth, panelled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Light foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Advance copy, bearing the publisher's Compliments stamp in blind on the upper margin of the title-page. An unusual love story, readable and delicately imagined, with a theatrical background (conjuring). This copy has the misprint ‘mountign' for ‘mounting' at l.1 on p.168; and a lower-case instead of a capital ‘O' in ‘Or' at l.3 on p.188.

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MONTRÉSOR (F.F.). False Coin Or True? 1896, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; final blank; vertically ribbed green cloth, panelled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine slightly bubbled; back end-paper lacking; slight foxing of edges and last two leaves; otherwise fine.

An unusual love story, readable and delicately imagined, with a theatrical background (conjuring). This copy has the misprint ‘mountign' for ‘mounting' at l.1 on p.168; and a lower-case instead of a capital ‘O' in ‘Or' at l.3 on p.188.

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MONTRÉSOR (F.F.). At the Cross-roads. London, Hutchinson & Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1897. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+402+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed sage green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spine, but a near fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MOORE (F. Frankfort). Highways and high seas: Cyril Harley's adventures on both. With eight original illustrations By Alfred Pearse. London: Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1890. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; blank at end, followed by publisher's inserted catalogue (undated, but correctly dating from the year of issue: Henty's ‘With Lee in Virginia' being advertised without reviews); pp.350+[ii]; brownish grey buckram, ruled blind on back cover, blocked pictorially in black, bright and matt gilt, and deep and light purpley grey, ruled black, and brownish grey through gilt, lettered brownish grey through gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. burnished olivine; dark purple coated end-papers. A little scattered light dusting and marking; contemporary ownership inscription on half-title; but in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of Moore's fiction.

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MOORE (F. Frankfort). The Fatal Gift. With Illustrations by Sauber. Hutchinson & Co., 1898. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates; pp.[iv]+380; diagonally fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with pattern of dog-eye daisies in brownish grey. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not among the extensive listings of Moore's works in Wolff. Set in the eighteenth century, largely in Ireland. The present copy, with all edges trimmed, and with no publisher's imprint on the spine, was apparently a ‘reduced price' copy bound up for sale by W.H. Smith & Son late in 1899, the front end-paper bearing the small blind-stamp of that firm.

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MOORE (George). A mummer's wife. Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1885. Advertisement leaf before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.438+[ii]; light brown diagonally fine ribbed cloth blocked with publisher's monogram brown through cerise on back cover, blocked cerise and gilt, lettered cerise on front cover, blocked cerise, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; grey coated end-papers. A nice copy of a book now hard to find.

Moore's second novel, published as Volume III of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels. Danielson 5; Gilcher A6: both recording a 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue not present in this copy, the earliest version of which is dated September. The book that in Moore's words ‘brought the librarians to arms.'

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MOORE (George). A drama in muslin. A Realistic Novel. With a frontispiece from a drawing by J.E. Blanche. Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1886. Frontispiece printed in blue; publisher's 24pp. catalogue dated April 1886 bound in at end; diagonally fine ribbed marina blue cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered dark blue on front cover, blocked dark blue, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed in brown. Some general wear to covers; poor quality end-papers embrowned and somewhat fragile; inner joints cracked; otherwise a nice copy of a book now scarce.

Issued as Volume XV of Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels. In the catalogue this volume is advertised as ‘Ready in June'.

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MOORE (George). Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels. XXVI. A mere accident. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine St., Strand, 1887. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[7]-282+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed tan cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, lettered dark brown on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked dark brown on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark green. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4890, recording an otherwise similar copy with a 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated March 1887 at end; Gilcher, A10, recording the catalogue as present in some copies only. In our experience one of the scarcest of Moore's novels in first edition form.

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MOORE (George). Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels. XXIX. Spring days. A realistic novel. A prelude to "Don Juan." Vizetelly & Co., 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1888. Pp.[iv]+371 (paginated iv+[5]-371)+[i (blank)]; thin light brown glazed card wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed with an enlarged type ornament design in maroon and blue, spine and front wrapper lettered maroon; deep lemon coated end-papers. Spine worn and front joint neatly restored; end-papers marked; otherwise a fine copy. Rare in wrappers.

Danielson 11 records only copies in cloth. Sadleir likewise seems to have been unaware of the existence of an issue in boards or wrappers. The earliest cloth issue is printed on thicker paper than later ones, the sheets measuring 25mm across when held tight, as against 18mm, the wider back permitting George Moore's name to be printed in full across the spine, in a single line, in caps., instead of ‘G. MOORE' as on the later issues. The present copy, in wrappers, agrees with the earliest cloth issue in these respects, whilst in the advertisements on the verso of the half-title, the ‘n' of ‘Edition.' in the listing of ‘A Mere Accident' is present, whereas in all copies of the cloth issue that we have seen it has dropped out; likewise the apostrophe in the publisher's name in the headline to the title page. Other slight progressive type damage observed between this wrappered copy and the rest tends likewise to confirm us in the view that this copy in wrappers must have been printed first. Since the first edition was never (as far as we have been able to discover) advertised other than at 6s. 0d. net, in cloth, whilst reprintings, still in cloth, were clearly called for - making the hypothesis of a cheaper or remainder issue of the first printing, in wrappers, most improbable - we conclude that the present copy may very probably represent some late stage of the proofs rather than being a published issue variant.

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MOORE (George). Vizetelly s [sic] One-Volume Novels. XXIX. Spring days. A realistic novel. A prelude to "Don Juan." Vizetelly & Co., 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1888. Pp.[iv]+371 (paginated iv+[5]-371)+[i (blank)]; very dark reddish brown buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

Danielson 11. The sheets in this copy measure 18mm across when held tight, the spine bearing the author's name as ‘G. MOORE'. In the advertisements on the verso of the half-title, the ‘n' of ‘Edition.' has dropped out in the listing of ‘A Mere Accident'.

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MOORE (George). Vizetelly s [sic] One-Volume Novels. XXIX. Spring days. A realistic novel. A prelude to "Don Juan." Vizetelly & Co., 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1888. Pp.[iv]+371 (paginated iv+[5]-371)+[i (blank)]; black buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine. First and last leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Danielson 11. The sheets in this copy measure 18mm across when held tight, the spine bearing the author's name as ‘G. MOORE'. In the advertisements on the verso of the half-title, the ‘n' of ‘Edition.' has dropped out in the listing of ‘A Mere Accident'.

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MOORE (George). Vizetelly s [sic] One-Volume Novels. XXIX. Spring days. A realistic novel. A prelude to "Don Juan." Vizetelly & Co., 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1888. Pp.[iv]+371 (paginated iv+[5]-371)+[i (blank)]; olive brown diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Fine copy.

From the library of David Garnett: bearing his signature on the front end-paper and his second (armorial) bookplate on the front paste-down. Garnett Library Catalogue, 2365. Danielson 11. The sheets in this copy measure 18mm across when held tight, the spine bearing the author's name as ‘G. MOORE'. In the advertisements on the verso of the half-title, the ‘n' of ‘Edition.' has dropped out in the listing of ‘A Mere Accident'.

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MOORE (George). Mike Fletcher. A Novel. Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, 1889. Pp.[vi]+3-4; marina blue buckram blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover, lettered gilt, blocked reddish brown on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally in grey. A nice copy of a scarce title.

Danielson 12; Gilcher A14, calling the blocking on the front cover ‘brown'; Wolff, 4891, calling the blocking on the front cover ‘red': it is somewhat equivocal to our eyes. Wolff records the end-papers as printed in green. Gilcher's first state, without the additional tipped in leaf of press notices of Moore's works.

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MOORE (George). Vain fortune. With eleven illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Henry and Co., N.D. [1891]. Lge.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and four plates with tissue guards; six illustrations in text; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Nice copy. Scarce.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. The only edition of this text, in which Hubert Price is the main character, the text for the first American edition being re-written to centre around Emily Watson, whilst a subsequent edition in Dutch, edited by Madame Couperous, combined the two. The second English edition (1895) was entirely re-written again! There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.35, 101, 180, and 293, and are here so tipped in.

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MOORE (George). Esther Waters. A Novel. Walter Scott, Ltd., 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1894. Single inset advertisement leaf, on text paper, precedes title-page; half-title not called for; tipped in title and conjugate dedication leaf; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; pp.[vi]+378+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed dark yellow-green cloth, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated dark bluish violet. A very nice copy.

According to Muir, ‘Points', pp.146-7 this is the second binding: but it is not his second issue, since it has an inserted catalogue identical with that in his first issue, except for the final page, which carries an advertisement for ‘Count Tolstoi's Works' instead of for ‘The Library of Humour'. The catalogue in Muir's second issue is entirely different. Evidently the present copy is an unrecorded second issue, intermediate between Muir's first issue and his second, the latter being in fact properly the third. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4887, listing only the first binding. Wolff describes the dedication leaf instead of the initial advertisement leaf in his copy as being a single inset.

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MOORE (George). Vain fortune. A novel. With five illustrations By Maurice Greiffenhagen. New edition Completely Revised. Walter Scott, Ltd., 1895. Frontispiece and four plates; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on text paper followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark cerise cloth ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; black coated end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

Moore, in a Prefatory Note here first published, remarks: "I hope it will not seem presumptuous to ask my critics to treat this new edition of Vain Fortune as a new book: for it is a new book." The third version, following the first English edition, in which Hubert Price was the main character, and the first American edition, which was re-written to centre upon Emily Watson. An intermediate edition in Dutch, edited by Madame Couperous, combined the two earlier versions, but this second English edition has been entirely re-written again. Not in Danielson.

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MOORE (George). Celibates. Walter Scott, Ltd., Paternoster Square, 1895. Pp.[viii]+559+[i (blank)]; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; horizontally ribbed red cloth ruled gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g. Covers a trifle used; blank corner chipped from two leaves; otherwise nice.

The second issue, with white end-papers: the first having end-papers coated greyish black. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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MOORE (George). Evelyn Innes. T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title page printed in red and black; 8pp. publisher's catalogue, on text paper, at end; pp.[viii]+480; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Edges, prelims., and catalogue foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The second printing, with the shorter, expurgated, text in Chapter XII.

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[MOORE (Thomas).]. Memoirs Of Captain Rock, The Celebrated Irish chieftain, With some Account of his Ancestors. Written by himself. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, And Green, 1824. 12mo; half-title not called for; pp.xiv+376; early green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers cracked; prelims. foxed; small brownish mark on fore-margins of some half-dozen or so leaves, not approaching text, and a little scattered light dusting; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4900; Block, p.165; CBEL, III, p.185. A polemical history of Ireland rather than a novel.

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[?MOORE (Thomas).]. Captain Rock In Rome. Written by himself, In the capital of the Christian world. In two volumes. W.E. Andrews, Oxford Arms Passage, warwick Lane, London, N.D. [1833]. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title present in each volume; wood-engraved frontispiece and one plate in volume one; two wood-engraved plates in volume two; pp.x+239+[i (blank)]; [iv]+234+[ii (Index)]; recent quarter brown skiver, tooled and lettered gilt on spine, boards and end-papers printed with marbled patterns. Slight marking of title-page in volume two due to an original printing fault; a few leaves in same volume with light staining, mostly affecting only extreme fore-margins; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Moore published his ‘Memoirs of Captain Rock, the Celebrated Irish Chieftain, with Some account of his Ancestors. Written by himself' in 1824. He published ‘Travels of an Irish Gentleman in search of a Religion; with some Notes and Illustrations. By the Editor of "Captain Rock's Memoirs"', in two volumes, in 1833. The present work, which is dated at the end of the Preface "Rome, June 29, 1833" is not listed amongst Moore's works by CBEL - but if it be not by Moore it is an excellent parody of the original ‘Memoirs', which it also continues: as the Preface notes: "a great portion of the first volume . . . is taken up with those unfortunate cabals and intrigues that forced me to leave Ireland, together with several other incidents connected with my subsequent travels through England". It is thus far to be considered a fictive (or at least ‘factive') work; the bulk of the rest consists of an excellent and unusually digestible guide to the Antiquities of Rome (complete with Index) - a curious combination that by no means rules out its supposed origin. Their is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.173 in volume one, and 58 and 61 in volume two, and they are here so bound in. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff or Block.

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[MORE (Hannah).]. Coelebs In search of a wife. Comprehending Observations On Domestic habits and manners, religion And morals. In two volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, In the Strand, 1808. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; ten line Errata [to] Vol. I. on verso of last leaf of Preface in volume one; pp.[xii];+351+[i (blank)]; [ii]+469+[i (blank)]; contemporary full watered calf, ruled and tooled gilt on spine, lettering piece, marbled end-papers. Leather of spines chipped and rubbed, lettering-pieces lacking, boards detached, and one back free end-paper missing; in need of rebacking, but a very nice copy internally, clean and crisp, and with sewing that is entirely sound.

Reprints are common: there were something like a dozen impressions in 1809, and several more by 1812, but it was apparently not guessed when the book was first published that it was likely to have any very considerable sale, and this first printing (the only one to be dated 1808) is distinctly scarce. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.166; CBEL, II, p.844

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[MORE (Hannah).]. Coelebs Married. Being intended as A continuation Of Coelebs In search of a wife. Published and sold by G. Walker, Publisher of books and music, no.106, Great Portland-Street, 1814. Lge.12mo; pp.iv+428; contemporary tree calf, spine tooled gilt, black label, sprinkled burnished edges. Rebacked, preserving the original back-strip; a few leaves foxed, but generally a nice copy.

Not by Hannah More. The anonymous author candidly avows in the Preface that it "is neither written by, nor with the knowledge of the admirable writer of the work which this professes to continue."

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[MORGAN (Mrs. Morgan).]. Keeping the vow. A Story. By the author of "Joined to An Idol," "Jeannie Gordon," Etc., etc. Walter Smith (late Mozley), 34, King St., Covent Garden, 1882. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+357+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; bevelled blue-grey buckram, blocked dark reddish brown on sides and spine, lettered gilt and gilt-outlined dark reddish brown on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed florally dark reddish brown. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; covers lightly rubbed and very dull; end-papers and one opening unobtrusively strengthened with ghost-tape at gutter; otherwise a nice copy. an excellent reading copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Unexpectedly in view of the author's name, a novel with a Scottish setting and dialect conversation; according to an authorial Note to the Reader, a tale largely ‘founded upon fact'. The author's name appears only on the front cover.

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MORGAN (Lady (Late Miss [Sydney] Owenson).). O'Donnel. A national tale. In three volumes. Printed for Henry Colburn, Public library, Conduit-street, Hanover-square, And sold by George Goldie, Edinburgh, And John Cumming, Dublin, 1814. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in other volumes; 9pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; quarter drab paper, blue-grey boards, spine label; a.e. uncut. Expertly rebacked with drab paper, presumably in imitation of the original, the old labels, which are very rubbed and a little chipped, being laid on; small neat inscription dated ‘Edinr. May 1814' on upper margin of title-page in each volume; otherwise fine.

First issue, the verso of the dedication leaf being blank, the comma after ‘CAVENDISH' on the dedication leaf being correctly placed, and the ‘H' of ‘EDINBURGH' on the title-page being undamaged. Sadleir, 1779, not mentioning issue variants.

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MORGAN (Lady (Late Miss [Sydney] Owenson).). O'Donnel. A national tale. In three volumes. Printed for Henry Colburn, Public library, Conduit-street, Hanover-square, And sold by George Goldie, Edinburgh, And John Cumming, Dublin, 1814. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in other volumes; 9pp. integral advertisements, followed by 4pp. inserted Longmans advertisements, dated April, 1814, at end of volume three; applied quarter cream paper, blue-grey boards, spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper of spines chipped at head and tail, and rubbed through over cords; labels very rubbed; slight wear to boards; inscriptions on front end-papers, and small hole resulting from erasure in one end-paper; otherwise fine.

Second issue, the verso of the dedication leaf bearing a notice "The indulgence of the public is requested for the errors of the press which may appear through these volumes, as the Author, not residing in the country where it was printed, was precluded the benefit of correcting the proofs."; the comma after ‘CAVENDISH' on the dedication leaf is placed as an apostrophe, and the ‘H' of ‘EDINBURGH' on the title-page is battered so that it resembles a ‘U'. Sadleir, 1779, not mentioning issue variants.

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MORGAN (Lady [Sydney].). The O'Briens And The O'Flahertys; A national tale. In four volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington-street, 1827. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; errata on verso of half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume four; quarter rose paper, light drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Neat restoration with matching paper to head of spine in two volumes, one volume similarly rebacked with most of the original backstrip laid on, large corner chipped from one label, with loss of five letters of title, others slightly chipped at edges; some more or less light damp-staining passim, and a very little light dust-marking; in general effect a nice copy.

Sadleir, 1777, not noting the errata, which may show the present copy to be of a secondary issue. The Sadleir copy was a variant binding in pink boards, with glazed black paper spine, white labels.

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[MORIER (James).]. Zohrab The hostage. By the Author of "Hajji Baba." In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. (Late Colburn and Bentley.), 1832. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, present in volumes two and three; lacking the integral advertisement leaf at start of volume one; contemporary red morocco cloth, leather label. Cloth a little torn on spines in two volumes, but without loss; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed ‘From the Author' on the title-page of volume one. The first book published independently by Bentley. Sadleir, 1801; Wolff, 4933.

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[MORIER (James).]. Zohrab The hostage. By the Author of "Hajji Baba." In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. (Late Colburn and Bentley.), 1832. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title not called for in volume one, lacking in volumes two and three; lacking the integral advertisement leaf at start of volume one; contemporary half green calf, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, and elaborately tooled blind in compartments, brown lettering and numbering pieces, green marbled boards, sprinkled burnished edges, end-papers faced pale drab. Top compartment of spine chipped away in volume one and numbering-piece lacking to volume two; otherwise a fine copy.

The first book published independently by Bentley. Sadleir, 1801; Wolff, 4933.

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[MORIER (James).]. Ayesha, The maid of Kars. By the Author of "Zohrab," "Hajji Baba," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Successor to Henry Colburn.), 1834. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; pp.[viii]+317+[i (printer's imprint)]; [ii]+330; [ii]+335+[i (printer's imprint)]; drab boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Neat, barely visible repairs to head of spines; paper of spines worn towards tails and a little chipped in one volume; a little scattered foxing and spotting passim; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1796; Wolff, 4927.

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[MORIER (James).]. Abel Allnutt. A novel. By the author of "Hajji Baba," "Zohrab the Hostage," "Ayesha," &c. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1837. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title lacking in volume one, not called for in other volumes; contemporary half roan, marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked with recent cloth; sprinkled edges. Marbling on boards a little rubbed, and inner joints strengthened with linen; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 1792; Wolff, 4924.

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MORIER (James, Esq.). The Mirza. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1841. 3 vols., lge.12mo; early rebound in brown very fine diaper cloth, drab boards, apparently in imitation of the original, but with the title and volume number blocked on in gilt instead of having a paper label. Cloth a little worn over joints, but sound; bound up without the half-titles; a little scattered dusting and marking, and one or two small chips from blank margins; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 1798; Wolff, 4930. In our experience, the scarcest of Morier's multi-volume fiction.

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MORLEY (George). Sweet Audrey: Scenes of country life And town glamour. The Impressionist Series. London Jarrold and Sons, 10 & 11 Warwick Lane E.C., 1899. Post 8vo, wire-stitched; large woodcut series vignette on title; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; olive green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked and embossed with olive green shadowed lettering, gilt, on front cover, in series style; top-edges uncut, others rough trimmed. Light marking of front cover; light uniform embrowning of end-papers, prelims., and advertisement leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4935. Short stories in the Warwickshire dialect. Issued as the fourth volume in a now scarce series, the wire-stitched bindings tending to decay. The cover and title-page design is art nouveau.

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MORLEY (Susan [i.e., Sarah Frances Spedding]). Throstlethwaite. In three volumes. Henry S. King & Co., London, 1875. 3 Vols. bound in one, as issued, globe 8vo; half-title to volume one, none called for to other volumes; pp.[iv]+273+[i (blank)]; [ii]+265+[i (blank)]; [ii]+238; yellow-green diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked black, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with leaf pattern in grey. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MORRIS (William). Volsunga saga. The story Of the Volsungs & Niblungs With certain songs From the Elder Edda. Translated from the Icelandic By Eir¡kr Magnússon, Translator of ‘Legends of Iceland;' And William Morris, Author of ‘The Earthly Paradise.' London: F.S. Ellis, King Street, Covent Garden, 1870. 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; blue-green buckram, very elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Shelf-wear to lower edges of boards; end-papers lightly foxed or marked, with slight offsetting onto facing page; otherwise a nice copy of a beautiful book.

The very striking cover design, attributed to Morris by Buxton Forman, is more probably by Philip Webb. Temple Scott, p.30; Forman, 28; NCBEL, 3: 565, erroneously listing the first edition as ‘1877 (for 1876)'; 750 copies were printed.

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MOSSMAN (Samuel). The Mandarin's daughter: A story of the great Taiping rebellion, And Gordon's "Ever-victorious army." With numerous illustrations. Griffith and Farran (Successors to Newbery and Harris), West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1876. Lge.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt and black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. Gilt slightly rubbed on front cover; end-papers faded at edges, and slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile.

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MOTT (E.H.). Pike County Folks. Illustrated by F. Opper. John & Robert Maxwell, Milton House, 14 & 15, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, And 35, St. Bride Street, E.C., N.D. [1885]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; advertisements on verso of title-page, followed by integral map, and Preface leaf, each with advertisements on verso; integral advertisement leaf at end; numerous illustrations on text-paper; rich brown buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated deep yellow. Fine copy.

First English edition. Published in America in 1883. V. Wright, III, 3865. Almost certainly printed from the American plates. Coded at end of text ‘83/6.85/G.96'.

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MOZLEY (Mrs. H.). Louisa, Or The bride. By the author of "The Fairy Bower." London: J. and C. Mozley, 6, Paternoster Row; Masters and Son, 78, New Bond Street, 1873. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece; integral advertisement leaf at end, listing seven other works by the same author (including three ‘In the Press'); diagonally fine ribbed bright brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, electric blue paper onlays on front cover and spine ruled and blocked in black, blocked in gilt, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated peach. Very slight wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy.

By Cardinal Newman's sister, best remembered as the author of The Lost Brooch. A striking and unusual binding, in generally nice state. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MUDDOCK (J.E. otherwise ‘Dick Donovan'].). Maid Marian and Robin Hood: A Romance of Old Sherwood Forest. With 12 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood. Chatto & Windus, 1892. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; imprint leaf at end; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated January, 1892; dark brown buckram blocked yellow, dark brown, black, and green, lettered black and dark brown on front cover; spine blocked black and green, lettered black and gilt; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with orange branch design in pale green. Covers worn and used, but in general a nice copy internally.

The initials of the author's name are usually said to stand for ‘Joyce Emmerson', and so they appear in Wolff, the British Library Catalogue, COPAC, Hubin, etc., and this appears to have been sanctioned by himself. Richard Dalby however, on the basis of birth and death certificates, suggests that they in fact stand for ‘James Edward'. Originally his surname was simply ‘Muddock'. The ‘Preston-' (or ‘Preston', it appears variously) appears to have been an addition of the 1890s.

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MUDDOCK (J.E. otherwise ‘Dick Donovan'].). Only a Woman's Heart. The story of a woman's love: A woman's sorrow. George Newnes, Limited, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Southampton Street, and Exeter Street, Strand, 1894. 24pp. publisher's catalogue at end, printed on text paper; light brown buckram blocked and lettered dark brown on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; white end-papers printed in pale khaki. Spine slightly rubbed at head and tail, darkened, and very dull; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. This title not in Wolff. The initials of the author's name are usually said to stand for ‘Joyce Emmerson', and so they appear in Wolff, the British Library Catalogue, COPAC, Hubin, etc., and this appears to have been sanctioned by himself. Richard Dalby however, on the basis of birth and death certificates, suggests that they in fact stand for ‘James Edward'. Originally his surname was simply ‘Muddock'. The ‘Preston-' (or ‘Preston', it appears variously) appears to have been an addition of the 1890s.

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MUDDOCK (J.E., otherwise ‘Dick Donovan'). The lost laird, Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., 1898. Pp.323+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated March 1898; vertically fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with sweet briar pattern in pale lime green. Gilt a trifle rubbed on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. A historical novel opening in the highlands of Scotland in the aftermath of the '45 rebellion. The initials of the author's name are usually said to stand for ‘Joyce Emmerson', and so they appear in Wolff, the British Library Catalogue, COPAC, Hubin, etc., and this appears to have been sanctioned by himself. Richard Dalby however, on the basis of birth and death certificates, suggests that they in fact stand for ‘James Edward'. Originally his surname was simply ‘Muddock'. The ‘Preston-' (or ‘Preston', it appears variously) appears to have been an addition of the 1890s.

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MULHOLLAND (Rosa). Eldergowan Or Twelve Months of My Life And other tales. London: Marcus Ward & Co., 67, Chandos Street; And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1875 [i.e., Winter 1874]. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and decorative title-page, each printed in nine colours, precede letterpress title-page; four wood-engraved plates on tinted paper; blank at end; pp.237+[iii]; blue-green sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, elaborately blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and green through gilt on front cover and spine, ruled black on spine. Very slight dulling of gilt on covers; some light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

A very unusual cover design. Adult stories. The author's scarce second book, printed in Belfast, and published, if Wolff's dating of her birth is correct, when she was twenty. The author began writing when very young, and, with the encouragement of the editor, Charles Dickens, contributed stories and poems to ‘All the Year Round'. She could then have been no more than about fourteen. Later she became known as a children's writer. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who had two much later titles, both, though he does not say so, apparently reprints.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, later Mrs. Craik).]. A hero: Philip's book. By the author of "Olive," "The Head of the Family," "Cola Monti," &c. With Illustrations by James Godwin. London: Addey & Co., 21, Old Bond Street, 1853 [i.e., December, 1852]. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates; pp.[2]+viii+150; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, un-dated, but headed ‘Attractive illustrated books', the second entry being ‘The Diary and Houres of the Lady Adolie, A faithful childe, 1552'; dull blue ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked with trefoil arabesque design, blind, on sides, blocked with tree, spider, and nesting bird beneath title and winging dove, all gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt a little rubbed or dull on spine; front end-paper and half-title slightly frayed at fore-edge, and front end-papers strengthened almost invisible with matching paper; two or three scattered fox-spots; otherwise a nice copy.

Family presentation copy, bearing the following series of holograph inscriptions on the title-page: i). "George Lillie Craik & William Craik / with the Author's love - Xmas 1852." ii). "and from them to their nephew George Lillie / Craik - 10 October 1875 - Geo. Lillie Craik / W. Craik." iii). "Also with the / Author's love. / D.M. Craik." George Lillie Craik (1), 1798-1866, married a). Jeanette Dempster, who died in 1856, by whom he had one son and three daughters; and b). in 1864, Dinah Maria Mulock. The George Lillie (2) and William Craik to whom this book was presented in 1852 are presumably either the grand-children of George Lillie (1) and Jeanette Dempster or his nephews. George Lillie (2) and William Craik jointly presented this book to their nephew George Lillie Craik (3) in 1875, the inscription being countersigned by the author, D.M. Craik (née Mulock). Wolff, 4985, records a presentation copy of the same author's ‘Cola Monti' with a similar initial inscription, dating from Christmas 1851. He assumes one of the recipients to have been her future husband (which would make the joint presentation very curious indeed!), but the later inscriptions in the present copy (George Lillie (1) having died in 1866) make quite clear that it was not. The front paste-down bears here, as in Wolff's ‘Cola Monti' the bookplate of George Lillie Craik (we are unable to guess which, however!). Loosely laid in is a postcard photograph of Sir Hubert von Herkomer's portrait of Mrs. Craik made in 1887, the year of her death. Issued at 2s. 6d. with plain edges and the plates uncoloured, as here, or at 3s. 6d. with the edges gilt, and the plates hand-coloured. The book was first issued in December 1852, but dated ahead. The first issue, with the earliest catalogue, dating apparently from Winter 1852. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4994, erroneously listing an 1858 Routledge edition as though it is the first. In his note he says: "The Philip to whom the book is dedicated is Philip Bourke Marston, her godson, then only a year old, who, she hoped, would later be a hero. He was: blind and a good poet". Despite Wolff's mistake over the date of first publication, the note is correct - Marston was born in 1850.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, later Mrs. Craik).]. A hero: Philip's book. By the author of "Olive," "The Head of the Family, " "Cola Monti," &c. With Illustrations by James Godwin. London: Addey & Co., 21, Old Bond Street, 1853 [i.e., December, 1852]. F'cap 8vo; fine hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates, one with tissue guard loosely laid in; pp.[2]+viii+150; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper, dated ‘Christmas, 1853 / New year, 1854'; jade green straight morocco cloth, ruled, blocked with Indian arch design, and lettered with publisher's imprint, blind, on sides, blocked with tree, spider, and nesting bird beneath title and arch of leaves, all gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Two or three scattered fox-spots; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued according to the catalogue at 2s. 6d. with plain edges and the plates uncoloured, or at 3s. 6d. with the edges gilt, and the plates coloured, as here. The book was first issued in December 1852, but dated ahead. The catalogue present in this copy suggests that it belongs to a later binding batch. A neat inscription on the front end-paper, dated 1853, provides evidence as to the actual date of purchase. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4994, erroneously listing an 1858 Routledge edition as though it is the first. In his note he says: "The Philip to whom the book is dedicated is Philip Bourke Marston, her godson, then only a year old, who, she hoped, would later be a hero. He was: blind and a good poet". Despite Wolff's mistake over the date of first publication, the note is correct - Marston was born in 1850.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. John Halifax, gentleman. By The author of "The Head of the Family," "Olive," &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1856. Half-titles not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one, followed by 24pp. publisher's catalogue, undated; 1p. integral advertisements at end of volume two; 2pp. integral advertisements (on single inset leaf) at end of volume three; t.e. uncut; modern drab boards, paper labels. Neat contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of each title page; some slight dusting and marking, but a very good copy.

Sadleir 1812; Wolff, 4996.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. John Halifax, gentleman. By The author of "The Head of the Family," "Olive," &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1856. Half-titles not called for, but lacking the final advertisement leaf in volumes one and three; 1p. integral advertisements at end of volume two; early half calf, marbled sides. Neat restoration to calf at head of joints in two volumes; neat ownership inscription dated 1858 on upper margin of each title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

At some point a Mulock family copy, each front pastedown bearing the pictorial bookplate, engraved by I.C. Wright, of Emily Maud Mulock. Sadleir 1812; Wolff, 4996.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. John Halifax, gentleman. By The author of "The Head of the Family," "Olive," &c. &c. In three volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1856. Half-titles not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; 1p. integral advertisements at end of volume two; 2pp. integral advertisements (on single inset leaf) at end of volume three; t.e. uncut; early quarter roan, green cloth sides. External joints cracking; old perforated ownership stamp on each title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 1812; Wolff, 4996.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).] Christian's mistake. By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," &c. &c. In one volume. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1865. The right of Translation is reserved. Half-title present; pp.[vi]+320; quarter black morocco-faced sheep, spine tooled and lettered gilt and with five raised bands, ruled gilt on sides, matching oil-marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Very slight rubbing to covers, and small scuff to paper of front board; two or three short tears and chips to margins where the book was badly opened before binding, and some corners lightly creased; a very good or better copy, nonetheless, of a difficult title.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. The Adventures of a brownie. As told to my child By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman." London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, Crown Buildings, Fleet Street, 1872 (All rights reserved.) Pott 4to on cream-toned paper; leaf blank apart from signature mark ‘A' on recto, and inserted blank, precede half-title; frontispiece and five plates on white plate-paper; twelve illustrations and one tail-ornament in text: all but two of the plates and other illustrations being protected by an inserted leaf of blank text-paper; printer's imprint leaf, blank on verso, followed by 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+114+[ii]+[4] (excluding all inserted blanks, which are not included in the pagination); bevelled grass green fine morocco cloth, ruled blind, blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, pictorially blocked black, gilt, and blind, lettered decorated-black-outlined gilt, gilt, and blind-through-gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down. Very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine, some bubbling to cloth of sides, and insignificant scuff to front board, slight cracking of end-papers, bookplate removed from front paste-down leaving insignificant traces, inscription dated ‘April 1873' on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

The illustrations are by Helen Paterson (Mrs. Allingham). A very elegantly designed book, printed at the Chiswick Press. Sadleir, 1805, remarking: "I include this juvenile (of which I am not conscious of having seen another copy) as an interesting consequence of the popularity of Mrs. Ewing's famous story ‘The Brownies', which was first published in 1870." The Sadleir copy differed from ours, however, by being in diagonally fine-ribbed olive green cloth, and being, apparently, without the text-paper guards which add a good deal of distinction to the design. Wolff, 4981, recording a copy in violet diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, also without the guards, and with an inscription dated Christmas 1878; and a copy as ours, except that it has an additional inserted catalogue, 32pp., dated October 1871, at the end, and an inscription dated ‘25. May 1872' on the front end-paper. We hypothesise the present copy to represent a variant issue of the first state.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. A life for a life By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," "A Woman's Thoughts About Women," "Christian's Mistake," Etc. etc. New and Revised Edition. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, N.D. [c.1881]. Steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; last leaf of text a single inset; 8pp. text-paper series advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with last leaf of text and three leaves of prelims.; pp.[2]+iv+370+[viii]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Spine somewhat darkened; prelims. slightly foxed, last leaf of catalogue more so; inscription dated ‘April 2nd 1889' on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally published in three volumes in 1859, and issued as Volume IX. of ‘Hurst & Blackett's Standard Library' in 1860, the present New Edition appears to have been issued in 1880 or '81 to replace the previous ‘Standard Library' edition. As usual with this series, it bears the ‘Standard Library' imprint on the spine. Sadleir in his brief entry under 3746 records two bindings for the series, the first of ‘red-brown cloth lettered in gold', the second of ‘grey-violet morocco cloth', but does not record the present later binding. Nor, in fact, does he seem to have been aware of the continued issuance of the series after about the early seventies. The catalogue in the present copy lists the series to Volume LIV, ‘The Real Lord Byron' by John Cordy Jeaffreson, but copies are also known in a similar binding except that all the rules are blind not gilt, with a catalogue running to Volume LI, Mulocks's ‘Young Mrs. Jardine', by which means we have dated the present copy. Sadleir states that this series "has no textual significance", an evident error in the light of the present volume, which has very important revisions, as well as a Preface by the author here first published, in which she details her reasons for the revisions, making clear that it marks a return to her original conception of the book in which the action turned on a deliberate murder and not merely on a manslaughter, as it did in the first published version. This edition not in Sadleir or Wolff, and apparently quite scarce.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Mistress and maid. By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," "A Woman's Thoughts About Women," "A Life for A Life," Etc. etc. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, N.D. [c.1867]. Steel-engraved frontispiece by John Saddler after Millais, with tissue guard; half-title and final leaf of text both single insets; inserted leaf series advertisements at end (further leaf excised); dull purple ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered blind through gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight general wear to covers, and light damp-staining of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume XXVI of Hurst and Blackett's Standard Library.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. The Little lame prince And his travelling cloak: A Parable for Young and Old. By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman". With twenty-four illustrations by J. McL. Ralston. Daldy, Isbister & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, 1875. Lge.f'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard; other illustrations in text; 15pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed grass green cloth blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated brown. Fine copy of a very scarce title.

Not in Sadleir.

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MUNRO (Neil). The Lost Pibroch And other Sheiling stories. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1896. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; grass green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked gilt, on front cover, blocked black lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated deep sage green. Gilt very dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Stories with a Scots Gaelic setting.

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MUNRO (Neil). John Splendid. The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and The Little Wars of Lorn. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1898. Map frontispiece printed in colours, with tissue guard; title page printed in scarlet and black; pp.viii+363+[i (blank)]; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, on text paper, dated 8/98; dark yellow green coarse buckram lettered gilt on front cover, gilt within gilt boxes on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated olive green. Virtually fine copy.



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MUNRO (Neil). Gilian the Dreamer: His Fancy His Love and Adventure. Isbister & Co. Ltd., 15 & 16 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 1899. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; pp.400; vertically fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; end-papers a little foxed, with some offsetting; but a nice, crisp copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The probable first issue, and quite scarce. Copies usually seen are in an otherwise similar dark green cloth.

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[MUNRO-FERGUSON] (V). Betsy By V. [?On verso of title:] James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co, 1892. Sm.cr.8vo; binder's blank at back; pp.[iv]+251+[i (blank)]; glazed unbleached linen, blocked and lettered dark blue on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight damp-marking of back cover and spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[MURDOCH (Jas.). Yarns By a Newspaper Man]. Felix Holt secundus, And A Tosa Monogatari of modern Times. By A.M. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Walter Scott, Limited, 24 Warwick Lane, London, N.D. [1892]. Short demy 8vo; half-title not called for (at least in this issue, the last leaf of the first gathering being a singleton); frontispiece, and four plates by C.E. Brock; pp.[3]-[108]. BOUND WITH: The Wooing of Webster. [And] Faustus junior, Ph.D. [And] The bear hunt on Fuji-san. By A.M. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Walter Scott, Limited, 24 Warwick Lane, London, N.D. [1892]. Short demy 8vo; half-title not called for (at least in this issue, the last leaf of the first gathering being a singleton); three plates by C.E. Brock; pp.[3]-100. BOUND WITH: A Yoshiwara episode. [And] Fred Wilson's Fate. By A.M. Published by Messrs. A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad; Walter Scott, Limited, 24 Warwick Lane, London, N.D. [1892]. Short demy 8vo; half-title not called for (at least in this issue, the last leaf of the first gathering being a singleton); four plates by C.E. Brock; pp.[3]-[102]. Three works bound in one, as issued, lime green smooth cloth flecked with greenish white, ruled, blocked, and lettered brown on spine, the spine bearing the imprint ‘WALTER SCOTT LTD.' at extreme tail. Lettering of spine imprint rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, English issue. There is no general title-page, but the title of the volume as a whole is given on the spine, together with ‘Jas. Murdoch' as the author's name. An apparently rare collection, not listed in the English Catalogue of books either separately or as a whole, under any of the possible combinations of titles and by-lines - though presumably issued in India as part of Wheeler's Indian Railway Library, with the general format of which the volumes agree. The two stories in the first volume are set in Australia; the three in the second in Japan; in the third volume the first story is set in Japan, and the second in Australia. There is no list of plates, but they are marked up and bound in to face pp.24, 48, 86, and 98 (this marked for 99); 16 (marked for 15), 26, and 98; 12 (marked for 14), 44 (marked for 45), 62, and 94 (marked for 95); the frontispiece is marked for p.62, and should accompany the second volume. The plates to all volumes are dated 1892, and from this we have dated the collection as a whole. Not in Wolff.

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[MURDOCH (Jas.).]. The Wooing of Webster And other stories: Felix Holt secundus - A Yoshiwara episode - The Bear hunt on Fuji-san - A Tosa Monogatari of mod-Ern times - Faustus Junior, Ph.D. - Fred Wilson's fate. By A.M. Walter Scott, Limited, N.D. [1896]. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf before title-page (preumably a half or series title) excised; publisher's advertisement leaf on smaller thinner paper (advertising ‘The Million Library') tipped in before Contents page; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue; horizontally fine ribbed violet cloth, ruled blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine and gilt a trifle rubbed; light marking/scratching of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

First collected edition. Originally issued in India by A.H. Wheeler (with Walter Scott as the English distributor), in larger format, with illustrations by C.E. Brock, as three volumes in the Indian Railway Library, and subsequently re-issued with the three volumes bound in one, as ‘Yarns by a Newspaper Man', this title, together with the name ‘Jas. Murdoch', and the imprint of Walter Scott, appearing on the cloth casing - an issue we presume to have been made up, at a somewhat later date, from remainder sheets. Halkett & Laing give the author's name, following the title-page initials, as ‘A. Murdoch'. Three stories set in Australia, and four in Japan. Not in Wolff. Though it is nowhere stated on the present copy, issued as a volume in the ‘Oxford Library'. The front paste-down bears a slightly later inscription dated from New Zealand.

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