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.

PAGET (Francis E., M.A., Rector of Elford, Author of "St. Antholin's," "Milford Malvoisin," "Warden of Berkingholt," etc.). The Pageant; Or, Pleasure and its price: A Tale for the upper Ranks of Society. London: James Burns, 17, Portman Street: J.H. Parker, Oxford: John Thomas Walters, Rugeley, 1843. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xiv+208+8; vertically ribbed orange-brown cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Spine somewhat chipped, and laid on; front board detached; front end-paper lacking; light dusting throughout. As a reading copy.

A scarce title, pre-dating anything in the Wolff collection; not in Sadleir. The book was printed by Walters in Rugeley, and the integral advertisements, most of which are for works by Paget, are headed ‘New works, Printed and published by John Thomas Walters, Rugeley', the names of Burns and Parker being subjoined only in small type. It seems possible at least that separate title-pages may have been produced giving precedence to each of the three co-publishers. A book with strong social concerns, concluding with an Appendix drawing on evidence collected for a Parliamentary report dealing with conditions in the London millinery trade. In this copy an Erratum is printed at the foot of p.[vi]: state or issue significance, if any, not known.

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[PAGET (F.E.).]. The Owlet of Owlstone Edge: His Travels, His Experience, and His Lucubrations. By the Author of "S. Antholin's," &c. Joseph Masters, 1856. F'cap 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece, signed C.B.; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[236]; 36pp. publisher's catalogue dated February 1856 at end; bright green morocco cloth, blindstamped on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. uncut; bright brown coated end-papers. Spine and parts of sides damp faded; end-papers lightly damp marked; otherwise a near fine copy.



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PAGET (Francis E.). A student penitent Of 1695. By Francis E. Paget, Rector of Elford, Author of "S. Antholin's," "The Owlet of Owlstone Edge," etc. London: J. Masters and Co., 78, New Bond Street, 1875. Short cr.8vo; pp.xii+192; publisher's inserted catalogue, 16pp., at end, Dated December 1874, advertising this title as ‘nearly ready'; brown diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt (with decorated capital in black and gilt), on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated bottle-green. Spine dulled and cloth chipped a trifle at extreme head and tail; light damp-mottling of sides, and cloth cracked over front joint, but the underlying muslin still sound, and the casing serviceable despite these faults; contemporary signature on upper margin of title-page; otherwise internally very nice.

The earliest issue, as evidenced by the catalogue; Wolff, 5371, records a copy in a later binding of reddish-brown diagonally-ribbed cloth, with a catalogue dated April 1878. In our experience, a scarce title.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). In a Canadian canoe, The nine muses minus one, And other stories. Henry and Co., Bouverie Street, E.C., 1891. Series title, and portrait frontispiece with tissue guard precede specific title-page; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; maroon buckram, blocked white on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, in series style; end-papers coated black. Extremely fine copy.

The author's first book. Issued as a volume in The Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Graeme and Cyril. With sixteen illustrations by Gordon Browne. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1893. Extra cr.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations in text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; Contents leaf a single inset; pp.[x]+279+[i (blank)]; scarlet smooth cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g. Covers stained and gilt dulled; large inscription on half-title, otherwise a fine copy internally. Scarce.

The first state of text, with the number of illustrations given incorrectly on the title-page (there are in fact nineteen); and the first binding, of light scarlet cloth, not bevelled, and with white rather than slate-green coated end-papers. A semi-adult school story, reprinted from ‘Chums'. Pain's second book. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). Graeme and Cyril. With nineteen illustrations by Gordon Browne. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1893. Extra cr.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations in text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; Contents leaf a single inset; pp.[x]+279+[i (blank)]; bevelled deep scarlet smooth cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed; end-papers coated slate green. Spine slightly marked, and with neat restoration to cloth of tail-band and shelf-edge; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

The second state of text, with the number of illustrations given correctly on the title-page (the first state reads ‘sixteen'); and the second binding, of bevelled deep scarlet, rather than unbevelled light scarlet, cloth, the end-papers being coated slate green, instead of white. A semi-adult school story, reprinted from ‘Chums'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PAIN (Barry [i.e., Eric Odell]). The kindness Of the celestial And other stories. London, Henry & Co., 6 Bouverie Street, E.C., 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+211+[i (blank)]+[iv]; cerise buckram ruled blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dark grey-green. A little very light marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. One of the stories is a marginal ghost story; another contains marginal fantasy elements. In this copy l.3, p.185, has the misprint ‘same' for ‘some' (issue significance, if any, unknown. Other errors in the text, such as ‘cocoa-nut' for ‘coconut' (p.7 last line, et passim) are presumably authorial.

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PALZOW (Madame). Godway castle; Or, The fortunes of a king's daughter. An historical romance. Edited from the papers of the Duchess of Nottingham, By Madame Palzow. Translated from the German, By Frances Kinderley Barnard. Bruce and Wyld, 84, Farringdon Street, 1846. Series title lacking; half-title not called for; pp.504; contemporary cloth. Nice copy.

Issued as Vol.V. of The Library of Foreign Romance. Stab-holes suggest that this copy was bound from the fortnightly penny numbers, or, possibly, the sixpenny parts. Not in Summers. Sadleir 3749 records the title only from an advertisement.

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PARDOE (Miss). Pilgrimages in Paris. William Lay, [13,] King William Street, Strand, 1857. F'cap 8vo; mezzotint portrait frontispiece; pp.[viii]+376; publisher's inserted 8pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1857; scarlet horizontal straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5397, recording a presumably later copy without the gilt lettering on the front cover, and with an 1857 Catalogue recorded, oddly, as ‘6pp.' It was presumably lacking. Short stories, with highly developed Parisian settings, possibly owing something to Balzac.

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PARDOE (Miss [Julia].). Abroad and at Home: Tales Here and there. By Miss Pardoe. Lambert & Co [13, King William Street, Strand,] 1857. Pott 8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; royal blue straight morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in dull pink. Inscription dated Christmas 1857 on half-title; two small marks on upper margins of prelims.; very small blank corners chipped from three or four leaves; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection. According to the advertisements, issued as a volume in the series ‘The Amusing Library', in Fancy Boards, at 2s.; Cloth, 2s. 6d.; cloth, gilt edges, 3s., the present copy being of course of the 2s. 6d. issue.

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[PARDON (George Frederick)]. The Faces in the fire; A story for the season. By redgap. With Illustrations by T.H. Nicholson. Willoughby and Co., Warwick Lane, And Smithfield, N.D. [December, 1849]. Pott 8vo; half-title, fine hand-coloured frontispiece and illustrated title-page, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; two further hand-coloured plates; ten wood-engraved illustrations in the text; vertically fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated light yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5406, commenting: "Style . . . is an almost comically earnest pastiche of Dickens" - a remark which applies to the design of the volume also: it is a precise imitation of Dickens' christmas books. Wolff gives three possible dates for the publication. The year we have given above is certainly correct. Not only is it the earliest of Wolff's alternatives: it is that given by the English Catalogue of Books. Wolff records the volume as only containing only five illustrations in the text - which is correct according to the list of Illustrations. For some reason, however, that includes only the head-pieces to the chapters, and ignores the equally large tail-pieces. The plates face pp.51 and 89.

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PARKER (Gilbert). The translation Of a savage. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, 1894. 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated April 1894; vertically ribbed sage green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine a little faded; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

The gilt blocking on the front cover and spine makes use of Red Indian motifs, and is somewhat unusual.

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PARKER (Gilbert). The Trail of the sword. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1894. 12mo; binder's blank at front and back; advertisement leaf precedes title page; half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end; buff smooth cloth lettered and blocked red and brown on front cover, blocked brown and gilt, lettered gilt on spine, in series style; pale cream coated end-papers. Slight dusting of covers; slight marginal embrowning of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as number 152 of Appleton's Town and Country Library. Apparently precedes the English edition, which was dated 1895. (The British Library deposit copy supports this as the English year of issue, bearing the accession date stamp ‘ FE 95').

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PARKER (Gilbert). The Trail of the sword Wherein is set forth the history of Jessica Leveret, as also That of Pierre le Moyne of Iberville, George Gering, and Other bold spirits; together with certain matters of War, and the deeds of one Edward Bucklaw Mutineer and pirate. Methuen & Co., 1895. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, happily unsigned; pp.320; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated January 1895; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. First English edition, the American edition having appeared, for copyright reasons, late in 1894, but the earliest issue, with the correct first date of the catalogue (the book having been issued in England in February). Like most of Parker's books, set in Canada.

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PARKER (Gilbert). An adventurer Of the North: Being a continuation of the personal histories of "Pierre and his People," and the last Existing records of Pretty Pierre. Methuen & Co., 1895. Blank before half-title; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated September 1895; vertical rib effect green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Inscription on front end-paper, and slight foxing of prelims. (chiefly the blank); otherwise a nice copy.



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PARKER (Gilbert). The pomp of the Lavilettes. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1897. Dedication leaf a single inset; pp.[vi]+229+[i (printer's imprint)]; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated March 1897; vertically ribbed dark yellow green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box[es] on front cover [and spine]; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Very slight marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Set in French Canada. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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PARKER (Gilbert). The pomp of the Lavilettes. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1897. Pp.[iv]+229+[i (printer's imprint)]; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated March 1897; vertically ribbed dark yellow green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box[es] on front cover [and spine]; a.e. uncut. Very slight marking of covers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Set in French Canada. This copy is without the single inset dedication leaf found in some copies. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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PARKER (Gilbert). The battle of The strong: A romance of two kingdoms. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1898. Blank before half-title; frontispiece; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated September 1898; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box[es] on front cover [and spine]; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Name on front blank; two leaves opened a little roughly, one small marginal tear in another leaf; otherwise a fine copy.

A novel set in Jersey. Includes at the end a glossary of Jersey words and phrases, together with their French or English equivalents.

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PARKER (Gilbert). The Lane That Had No Turning And other associated tales concerning The people of Pontiac; together With certain "Parables of Provinces". William Heinemann, 1900. Advertisement leaf, and frontispiece with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not present; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 14pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, the last two leaves forming the end-papers, and the remaining two leaves of the same gathering, also printed with advertisements, being utilised for the front end-papers; scarlet bubble grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled blind on sides, black on spine, lettered black on front cover and spine. Prelims. foxed; end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

A puzzling volume, the binding, including the distinctive lettering, being of a style that was used by Heinemann in the early 1890s (e.g., for ‘Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon' by Hall Caine), whilst the end-papers and catalogue are largely occupied by Colonial Library advertisements, and the first gathering, without the half-title, consists of three leaves. If this were a Colonial issue, the half-title would probably have borne a statement to this effect, and the removal of the half-title from this copy may indicate that it is a remainder issue, sold off in England at a reduced price.

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PARKER (Margaret). The desire Of their hearts. A novel. London, Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, E.C., (All Rights Reserved), 1899. Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; 18pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.334+[18]; dark green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked, lettered, and embossed with lettering, blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, all in series style. Insignificant foxing of edges and front end-paper; small piece chipped from front paste-down by removal of label; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Issued upon first publication as volume No.47 of Jarrolds' ‘Greenback Series', this fact being stated on the front cover and in the series advertisements on the verso of the half-title, where the series is advance listed to No.52. The present volume is not a reprint, since later editions in this series announce their status on the title-page. A popular series, little seen today, since the wire-stitching of the bindings tended to rust away, causing the early disintegration of the volumes.

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PATER (Walter, Late Fellow of Brasenose College). Gaston de Latour: An unfinished romance. Prepared for the press by Charles L. Shadwell, Fellow of Oriel College. Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Extra cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+200; blackish green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Single fox-spot on first three leaves; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Intended as a sequel to ‘Marius the Epicurean', and part of a projected trilogy left incomplete at Pater's death in 1894, ‘Gaston de Latour' is set in sixteenth century France. Part of it had appeared in ‘Macmillan's Magazine' in 1888. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Colbeck, 641.21.

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PATER (Walter, Late Fellow of Brasenose College). Gaston de Latour: An unfinished romance. Prepared for the press by Charles L. Shadwell, Fellow of Oriel College. Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. Extra cr.8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' before half-title; pp.[2]+[x]+200; blackish green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of end-papers, but a virtually fine copy.

Intended as a sequel to ‘Marius the Epicurean', and part of a projected trilogy left incomplete at Pater's death in 1894, ‘Gaston de Latour' is set in sixteenth century France. Part of it had appeared in ‘Macmillan's Magazine' in 1888. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Colbeck, 641.21.

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PATERSON (Arthur). The daughter of the Nez Percés: a Novel. In two volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1894. Globe 8vo; pp.[viii]+287+[i (blank)]; [vi]+252; pale apple green buckram blocked with leaf and flower pattern metallic blue-grey and black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram-and-emblem device pattern in grey. Some slight fading of spines, and slight spine roll; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. According to the author's Preface: "This story of Indian life is strictly founded on fact. Those acquainted with Indian warfare in the United States know well the name of ‘Ned Percé Joseph,' who is still alive."

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PATERSON (Arthur). A son of the plains. London, Macmillan and Co., 1895. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+261+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 56pp. Catalogue at end (last leaf blank), dated September, 1895; Royal blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Slight dulling of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue: for copyright reasons printed in the U.S.A. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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PATRICK (Mary). Mr. Leslie of Underwood. A story with two heroines. In three volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1879. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; blank at end of volume one; pp.[iv]+282+[ii]; iv+323+[i (blank)]; iv+319+[i (blank)]; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, lettered black on front cover, ruled black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt a trifle rubbed on spines; end-papers a little marked and creased, and three back free end-papers lacking; one or two corners creased, and a little scattered dusting; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5429, recording what is presumably a secondary issue in royal blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ‘blocked in black on front; blocked in blind on back; blocked in black and gold and lettered in gold (no publisher's name) on spine.' The present copy does bear a spine imprint.

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PAUL (M.B.). John Smith And Tales of the Gareloch. Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, 129 Buchanan Street, 1893. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title; Contents leaf a single inset (evidently an afterthought); pp.[x]+96; green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt up spine. Fine copy.

Printed by Robert Maclehose at the Glasgow University Press. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PAUL (Major Norris). Eveline Wellwood. A Story of Modern Irish Life. Jarrold & Sons, 3, Paternoster Buildings, E.C., 1892. (All rights reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.312+[iv]; bluish violet patterned sand grain cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in grey. Small hole in back paste-down, due apparently to removal of protective wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Jarrold's Popular Novels', and bound in series style. The series advertisement on the verso of the half-title lists three titles: ‘The Maid of London Bridge' by Somerville Gibney; ‘Old Latimer's Legacy' by J.S. Fletcher; and the present volume, this and the Gibney title being given a review. It was possibly an advance notice of the present volume, since there seems to have been some hold-up in its publication: according to the English Catalogue of Books, it was not advertised until February 1893 - which is unusual for a book dated 1892, the general practice being to date volumes ahead! The half-title and title leaves, however, are a conjugate, tipped in, pair (despite being part of the eight leaf first gathering), and it is possible, especially since the publisher was also the printer, that the first copies issued (as well as the advance copies sent out for review) did not have this notice, this representing, on either hypothesis, the second state of the text. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[PAULDING (J.K.).]. Westward-ho! A romance. By the author of the Dutchman's fireside, &c. Glasgow: Printed for R. Griffin and Co.; And sold by all booksellers, 1836. 12mo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.288; contemporary half-calf gilt, marbled sides. Covers dull and rubbed, but sound; some fingering and dusting; good reading copy.

Printed in London. Apparently the first (and only) British edition. Published in America in 1832. V. Wright, I, 2024 et seq., and Sadleir, 3736 aa/XXIII & XXIV for the American editions. The British Library Catalogue likewise lists the American edition of this title, but not a British edition, this appearing to be entirely unrecorded.

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PAULL (M.A. [Mrs. Margaret Agnes, née Colville].). My battle field. Bible Christian Book-room, 26 Paternoster Row, E.C.; Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 32 Paternoster Row, 1883. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+140; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, ornamentally lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; light buff end-papers. Extremely fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff (who spells the author's name, erroneously, with only one ‘l'). Temperance novel. A good example of period book-cover design of the bull-rush, trellis, and ivy school.

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PAYN (James). The best of husbands. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley and son, New Burlington Street, 1874. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; blank at end of each volume; pp.[iv]+273+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [iv]+[269+[iii]; [iv]+289+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; contemporary very dark red half-calf ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, dark red sand-grain cloth sides. Old library imprint gilt at tail of each spine; neat repair to head of one spine; three or four leaves a little foxed or marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5434.

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PAYN (James). Another's burden. Downey & Co. Ltd., 12 York St., Covent Garden, London, 1897. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+179+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated September, 1897; light cerise buckram, embossed with publisher's monogram within blocked circular frame, all blind on back cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine. Cloth slightly darkened apart from small patch on front cover where label has been cleanly removed; light marginal embrowning of poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5432, recording an otherwise similar authorial presentation copy in magenta cloth; listed in Hubin as a title of undetermined status: it is in fact non-criminous. A cheaply produced book, issued at 3/6d.

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PAYNE (James). In peril and privation: Stories of marine disaster retold. With seventeen illustrations. Chatto & Windus, 1885. Wood engraved frontispiece and eleven plates, by Thulstrup, Davidson, and others, and five woodcuts in the text; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1885; grey buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, pictorially blocked black and white, lettered gilt and black shadowed gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e. scarlet; end-papers printed with orange branch design in lime green. Slight fading or discolouration affecting plain top corner of front cover; otherwise a very crisp, bright, copy.

A scarce juvenile title. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The firm of Chatto & Windus were responsible for many of the most striking binding designs of the 1880's, combining pictorial naturalism with an off-centre layout, the use, generally, of not more than two coloured foils, and the restriction of gilt blocking to the lettering. The binding of the present volume provides an excellent example.

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PAYNE (James). In market overt. With illustrations by Walter Paget. Horace Cox, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C., 1895. Sm.cr.8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece and conjugate title-page on art paper; eight half-tone plates printed on art paper (one of these being a repeat of the frontispiece); maroon fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled gilt, lettered blind, on spine; end-papers printed with blossom and leaf design in grey. Slight fading of spine; end-papers cracked at joints; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5449, listing a copy with end-papers printed in tan.

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PAYNE (John). Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn: two stories done Into English from the recently Discovered Arabic text. 1889: Printed for the Villon Society by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation only. Imp.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; quarter parchment, paper spine label printed in red and black, blue grey board sides; uncut edges. Label slightly chipped, and parchment spotted; end-papers foxed and embrowned; otherwise very nice.

No.17 of an undisclosed number of copies. Printed upon large hand made paper. The translation is dedicated to Sir Richard Burton.

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PEACOCK (Edward, F.S.A.). Ralf Skirlaugh The Lincolnshire squire. A Novel. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1870. Brown sand grain cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale cream coated end-papers. Spines a little dull and showing very slight wear; two large tears in title page to volume one made good without resort to tissue; this volume also without half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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PEACOCK (F.M.). From reveillé to lights out; Or, Lionel Tregarthen, lieutenant. In one volume. By F.M. Peacock, Author of "A Soldier and A Maid," "A Military Crime," etc. Chatham: Gale & Polden, Brompton Works. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited. One shilling. (No. 2. - All rights reserved.) N.D., [10th February, 1891]. Globe 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+204+[iv]; scarlet paper wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper and up spine. Paper of spine chipped with loss of half of title, and front wrapper a little chipped at fore-corners, not touching printed area; a few small corners creased or slightly dusty; a surprisingly good copy, nonetheless, given the fragile nature of the binding and the popular nature of the book.

Issued apparently as part of a bi-monthly schedule, and dated by its place in this. The first volume, ‘A Soldier and A Maid' is listed in the advertisements with reviews, this volume is listed without reviews, and subsequent volumes as follows: "Will be Ready 10th April, 1891 - A Circumstantial Case, told by Sinclair Barton, M.D., and John Cox. By Conway Cregan." (There follows a publisher's description suggesting it is a detective novel). . . . "10th June, 1891 - Strange Case of a Missing Man. A Romance By Conway Cregan." (Apparently a fantasy crime story). . . . "10th August, 1891 - A Military Crime. By F.M. Peacock." (No description given). Each volume was issued in paper wrappers, as here, at 1/-, or "Bound in Cloth - 1/6". A scarce title from a small provincial publisher. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PEACOCK (Mabel). Lincolnshire Tales. The recollections of Eli Twigg. Brigg: Jackson & Sons; London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co. Ltd, 1897. Blank or advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.355+[i (blank)]; light blue buckram blocked with peacock feathers design on front cover in matt copper and gilt, lettered bright and matt gilt on front cover, bright gilt on spine; white laid end-papers. Cloth of spine a trifle stained; front end-paper and initial blank or advertisement leaf neatly cut away; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[PEACOCK (Thomas Love).]. Headlong hall. Printed for T. Hookham, Jun. and Co., Old Bond Street, 1816. 12mo; half-title; later half dark blue crushed morocco, gilt, light blue smooth cloth sides, blue marbled end-papers, marbled edges. Nice.

Sadleir 1957d. The first and rarest of Peacock's novels, number one on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities.

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[PEACOCK (Thomas Love).]. Headlong hall. Second edition. Printed for T. Hookham, Jun. and Co., [15,] Old Bond Street; And Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1816. 12mo; integral leaf of Hookham and Baldwin advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+217+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; original blue-grey boards, drab paper spine, white spine label printed in black with a double, thick-thin, rule at top, the title, the words ‘Second Edition' between two taper rules, the words ‘Price 6s.', and a double, thin-thick, rule; a.e. uncut. Label chipped; paper of spine slightly chipped at head-band, slightly worn at tail, and over joints; small hole in front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 1957d, recording a rebound copy of the first edition dated the same year. The first and rarest of Peacock's novels, number one on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. Apparently from the same type as the first edition, but containing substantive revisions and additions. Chapman, in the introduction to his bibliography of Jane Austen, remarks on the far greater relative scarcity of her second, as against her first, editions, the latter having tended to become more carefully preserved, and the same would appear to hold good for the present title.

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[PEACOCK (Thomas Love).]. Crotchet castle By the Author of Headlong Hall. London: Published by T. Hookham, Old Bond Street, 1831. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes fly-title; pp.[viii]+300. Anciently re-cased, with new end-papers, and lacking the advertisement leaf: quarter late nineteenth century green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label, slightly glazed pale grey-green paper sides over original dull grey-green boards; top- and lower- edges uncut. Spine label recently renewed (v. note); renewed paper covering of boards chipped at edges and corners, with original boards (in very much better condition) visible beneath; text nice.

"Conspicuously scarce in decent original condition" - Carter, 1932. Sadleir, 1957j (rebound, and also without the advertisement leaf); this title not in Wolff. As in all copies we have seen, the prelims. are on a different paper stock from the text, and are slightly thinner and smoother in texture. When we purchased this copy it had a hand-written spine label, badly rubbed and chipped: we have replaced this with a type-facsimile label copied from the fine copy in our own collection.

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[PEAKE (Lieut. Charles).]. The Saucy Jack, And The Indiaman. By A blue jacket. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington-Street, 1840. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in each volume; contemporary half-roan, marbled boards. Some fingering and light dusting throughout; end-papers cracked, and one back end-paper lacking; a very good copy only.

Not in Sadleir. Block, p.181, citing only the British Library copy.

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[PEARD (Frances Mary).]. A winter story. By the author of ‘The Rose Garden' ‘Thorpe Regis' Etc. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterlo Place, 1875. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; engraved frontispiece with tisue guard; pp.[viii]+292; diagonally fine ribbed light brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth at extreme head and tailbands; prize label dated ‘Xmas 1879' on front end-paper, causing slight wrinkling; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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PEARSE (Mark Guy). The man who spoiled The music And other stories. Illustrated by Charles Tresidder. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Rd., E.C., And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1892. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+184; crimson buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; front end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in red and black. A very little foxing, but a very nice copy otherwise.



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PEASE (Howard). Borderland studies. Newcastle-on- Tyne: Mawson, Swan, & Morgan; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Ltd., 1893. Final blank; pp.130+[ii]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A little scattered light foxing; otherwise nice.

The author's first book: printed in Newcastle. Very readable, though somewhat sombre, dialect sketches and stories, two of the latter involving murder (but only one essentially criminous - and that with supernatural elements), and one being rather an unusual story of attempted robbery. From the library of novelist Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with a presentation inscription to him (not authorial) on the front end-paper.

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PEASE (Howard). The White-faced priest And other Northumbrian episodes. London: Gay & Bird; Newcastle-on-Tyne: Mawson, Swan, & Morgan, [24, 26, 28, 30, & 32, Grey St., 7, 9, & 11, Grainger Street West, and Barras Bridge,] 1896. Narrow lge.post 8vo; blank, half-title with advertisements on verso, two leaves continuing the advertisements, and blank, precede title-page printed in red and black; erratum on verso of last leaf of Glossary; text-paper blank, followed by 14pp. Mawson, Swan, & Morgan Catalogue, on text-paper, at end; pp.[xxiv]+290+[ii]+[iii]-xvi; pale blue-green buckram flecked with deep blue-green, lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule black on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with humming-bird and branch design in jade green. Some scattered foxing, chiefly evident on prelims; otherwise a nice copy.

Very readable dialect stories. Printed in Newcastle. The two early blanks are apparently single insets. The author's third book.See also Detective Fiction

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PEMBERTON (Max). The Little Huguenot: A Romance of Fontainebleau. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1895. All rights reserved. Pott 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, dated ‘5.95'; pp.[159]+[i (blank)]+[iv]; yellow ochre art-linen, blocked dark red on back cover, blocked and lettered dark red on front cover, lettered dark red on spine; a.e. uncut. Lower corner of front cover faintly creased, and short tear to upper margin of front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the third volume in the series ‘Cassell's Pocket Library' under the Editorship of Max Pemberton. Probably an advance copy or final bound book proof. Copies usually seen have the advertisements dated ‘7/95', and, according to the English Catalogue of Books that would be correct, since the volume was not published until July. Sadleir, 3741/3; not in Wolff.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The Little Huguenot: A Romance of Fontainebleau. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1895. All rights reserved. Pott 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, dated ‘7.95'; pp.[159]+[i (blank)]+[iv]; yellow ochre art-linen, blocked dark red on back cover, blocked and lettered dark red on front cover, lettered dark red on spine; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as the third volume in the series ‘Cassell's Pocket Library' under the Editorship of Max Pemberton. Copies are also known with advertisements dated ‘5/95', and were presumably advance copies or final proofs: according to the English Catalogue of Books, the volume was not published until July. Sadleir, 3741/3; not in Wolff.

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PEMBERTON (Max). A Puritan's Wife. With sixteen illustrations By Sidney Paget. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue dated ‘6G-10.96', at end; pp.[xii]+310+[ii]; crimson coarse rough buckram, blocked black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in grey. Inscription on half-title page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. One of two variants known to us: copies also being seen with an additional 8pp. catalogue dated ‘9.96', bound in before the 16pp. catalogue present here.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The Garden of swords. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1899. 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, numbered [1], 2, 7, 8, and dated ‘2.99', followed by 16pp. dated ‘6 G-1.99', at end; bevelled scarlet coarse bickram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's device pattern in grey. End-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Wolff. The first catalogue is in fact complete as issued: we have seen this fragmentary Cassell catalogue before in other volumes.

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PEMBERTON (Max). The footsteps of A throne: Being the story of an idler, and of His work; and of what he did in Moscow in the house of the exile. Methuen & Co., 1900. Blank before half-title; publisher's inserted catalogue, 48pp., at end, dated October 1900; vertically ribbed navy blue cloth, lettered gilt within gilt ruled panels on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Light dampstaining of covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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[PERKINS (Sue Chestnutwood).]. Hardy And Foolhardy. By the author of "Honor [sic] Bright," "The Two Blackbirds," &c. &c. London: Gardner, Darton & Co., 3, Paternoster Buildings, E.C., And 44, Victoria St., S.W., 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, included in the pagination; pp.127+[i (blank)]; grey-green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked black and gilt, and chromatically yellow, green and brown, ruled and lettered black, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, and chromatically green and brown, ruled black and gilt, lettered black, on spine; end-papers coated lemon. Prelims. and last leaf lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in the British Library Catalogue - or NUC, despite the fact that the author was American. Halkett & Laing and NUC identify the author as having written ‘Honor Bright', and several other fictions.

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PERKS (Lily). Gifts and weirds. London: Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington Street, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, (All rights reserved), 1896. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+340; bevelled vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in fawn. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PERRETT (Jennie). Only a ball. T. Woolmer, 2, Castle Street, City Road, E.C., And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1887. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece signed ‘T.C.', on text-paper, with tissue guard; decorative headpieces, initial letters to the chapters, and some tailpieces, throughout; pp.95 (including frontispiece)+[i (printer's imprint)]; dove grey buckram blocked black on back cover, blocked chromatically purple, red, yellow, and green, and black, lettered lake, and black outlined chromatic purple and red, and black outlined red, on front cover, blocked gilt, black, and green, lettered blind through gilt, and embossed with lettering red, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight darkening of cloth on spine and edges; tissue embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. From the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly publisher's file, and bearing in pencil: on the front pastedown the figures ‘82' crossed out and ‘79' (or ‘7G') substituted, on the front end-paper the note ‘Paid. Own moulds'. Printed by Morrison and Gibb, Edinburgh. Juvenile.

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PHELPS (Mrs. [J.T.], Of North Weston House School, Oxfordshire). The Good aunt; Or, A summer in the country: A Moral Tale, For the Amusement and instruction Of youth. London: Printed by W. Flint, Old Bailey; For T. Hughes, 35, Ludgate-Street, 1811. 12mo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; copper-engraved frontispiece showing the school, on plate-paper; pp.[iv]+[218 (last page blank, the final leaf a single inset, unsigned)]; original quarter red roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, marbled boards. Spine chipped at head and tail, and front board holding on a single cord; boards worn at corners; inscriptions (dated ‘August 1812') on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.136. The author's initials appear in the signature to the Dedication. Not in the Osborne Catalogue.

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PHILIPS (F.C.). and FENDALL (Percy). "My face is my fortune." A novel. In One Volume. F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1892. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf at end blank on recto, with printer's imprint on verso; scarlet buckram blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked blind, ruled and lettered black on front cover, blocked blind, ruled black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated blackish brown. Title-page foxed, with off-setting; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PHILLIPPS-WOLLEY (Clive). The Chicamon stone. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1900. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+295+[i (blank)]; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; vertically ribbed carmine cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Gilt rubbed on spine; spine and parts of covers a little faded; long inscription on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Set in Alaska during the gold rush, and largely concerned with Indians, prospectors and those who serviced or preyed upon them, etc. ‘Chicamon' means ‘gold'. Well-written and solidly authentic in detail.

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PHILLIPS (Mrs. A[lfred].). A spinster's diary. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited, N.D. [1892]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral, followed by 2pp. inserted commercial, advertisements at end; pp.193+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed milk chocolate cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated brownish black. Slight marking of front cover, but a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Issued as Vol.XLIX. of ‘Arrowsmith's Bristol Library'. A story in which hypnotism plays a minor part, and which also includes two anecdotes involving second sight; but not in essence fantasy.

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PHILLIPS (F. Emily). The knight's tale. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+298+[ii]; dark red buckram, ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked with Times Book Club device, black, on spine. Covers just a trifle darkened; light foxing of first and last leaves and edges; otherwise a fine copy.

The remainder binding, dating from c.1905. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Children of the Mist. A novel. A.D. Innes & Company Limited, 1898. Vertically ribbed royal blue cloth lettered gilt within a gilt ruled box on front cover, spine lettered and ruled gilt; publisher's monogram device blind on back cover; 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end; uncut edges; frontispiece from a photograph, with tissue guard. Gilt on spine rubbed, and spine a little faded; some, mostly light, foxing throughout, mainly marginal; corner torn from one leaf of publisher's catalogue; otherwise a nice copy.

The first printing, with the figure ‘8' present in the numbering of p.38. The first of the Dartmoor novels. Hinton, p.17.

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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). The Human boy. With frontispiece by Enoch Ward. Methuen & Co., 1899. Frontispiece with tissue guard; 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated September 1899; scarlet coarse buckram, blocked on front cover, lettered on front cover and spine, in gilt; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine and top edge of cover very slightly faded; front end-paper lacking; half-title a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). Folly and Fresh Air. New and revised edition. Illustrated by J. Ley Pethybridge. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1899. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; yellow green patterned sand grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine, black and black-outlined orange on front cover, blocked orange, black, and flesh on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut. Cloth snagged at top corner of spine; front end-paper removed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first illustrated edition of a book originally published in 1891. Hinton p.5 refers, giving the illustrator's name, erroneously, as Pettybridge. Tipped on to the front paste-down in this copy is an A.L.S. from Phillpotts, dated 28th April 1931, presenting the volume, and commenting on the abilities of the artist. This was almost certainly a Phillpotts' family copy, bearing, originally, an inscription on the front end-paper. It was Phillpotts' habit with such copies to remove the end-paper before re-assigning the volume, and we have seen other copies so treated, where he explained this in the accompanying letter.

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[PHIPPS (Constantine Henry, Earl Mulgrave, later first Marquis of Normanby).]. Matilda; A tale of the day. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1825. 12mo; pp.[2]+[vi]+379+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4 (integral advertisements)]; contemporary half morocco-faced roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides and edges. Half-title, and terminal advertisement leaves lacking; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; some scattered light foxing and marking; otherwise a nice copy.

A second edition was published in two volumes the same year, printed by Bentley instead of Brettell, as is this edition, and with a wholly different setting of the text. Probably the author's first book. CBEL, III, p.413, not noticing the one volume edition; Sadleir, 1833, listing the first edition; Wolff, 5549, and 5549a, listing both editions. Wolff adds the note: "I cannot remember any other book whose first edition was in one volume and second in two in the same year." Wolff fails to note that the second edition both drops the author's Preface, and is revised.

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[PHIPPS (Constantine Henry, Earl Mulgrave, later first Marquis of Normanby).]. Matilda; A tale of the day. Second edition. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1825. 2 Vols., 12mo; binder's blank at front and back in each volume; half-titles not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; contemporary half-calf, gilt, marbled sides; burnished sprinkled edges. Neat repair to head of spine in each volume, and slight wear to calf at tails; otherwise a fine copy.

First two volume edition of a book originally published in one volume earlier the same year, printed by Brettell instead of Bentley, as is this edition, and with a wholly different setting of the text. Probably the author's first book. CBEL, III, p.413, not noticing the one volume edition; Sadleir, 1833, listing the first edition; Wolff, 5549, and 5549a, listing both editions. Wolff adds the note: "I cannot remember any other book whose first edition was in one volume and second in two in the same year." Wolff fails to note that this second edition both drops the author's Preface, and is revised.

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PICHLER (Madame). The Siege of Vienna; An Historical Narrative, Detailing One of the most important and memorable events of The seventeenth century. Illustrated edition. Smith, Elder and Co, 65, Cornhill, 1838. Frontispiece and engraved title, with tissue guard; series title precedes letterpress title; half-title not called for; issued without Z2, the terminal advertisement leaf present in the original issue of the sheets. Untidy inscription on front paste-down, otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 3760b refers. Issued as Volume XIII of Smith, Elder's Library of Romance, this example being of the secondary ‘Illustrated Edition' first issue. In our experience volumes of the Illustrated Edition are far more seldom met with than those in the original format.

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[PICKEN (Andrew).]. Tales and sketches Of the West of Scotland. By Christopher Keelivine. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd; G. & W.B. Whittaker, London; and Robertson & Atkinson, Glasgow, 1824. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title present; pp.[iv]+366; modern drab boards, red skivver spine label ruled and tooled gilt; fore-edges rough trimmed. A little scattered light dusting and marking, but a generally nice copy of a rare title.

CBEL, III, p.413. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.126 (under Keelivine), recording this title only from a single copy in a private collection; not in the British or London Library catalogues; Harvard, and Library Company of Philadelphia copies only in NUC (both under Keelivine). The author's first book, preceding his next by five years.

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PICKERING (Edgar). An Old-time Yarn Wherein Is set forth divers desperate mischances which befell An- Thony Ingram of Plymouth and his shipmates who adven- Tured to the West Indies and Mexico with John Hawkins And Francis Drake in the year of Our Lord one thousand Five hundred and sixty-seven. Illustrated with Six Pictures drawn by Alfred Pearse. Blackie & Son, Limited, 49 Old Bailey, E.C., And at Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1893. Half-tone frontispiece and five plates; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; old mustard buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked black, brown, and gilt, lettered black, and gilt-shadowed black, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, lettered black, and black-shadowed gilt, blocked black, on spine; end-papers faced navy-blue. Lacking the frontispiece; contemporary inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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PICKERSGILL-CUNLIFFE (Mary H.). They twain. The London Literary Society, 376, Strand, W.C., 1887. Final blank; pp.[iv]+350+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with chrysanthemum plant and bird pattern in olive green. Neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; stringmark on spine, and gilt of spine very rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PINKERTON (Thomas). Arnold Bolsover's Love story. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1893. 2 Vols., bound in one, as issued; advertisement leaf before half-title in volume one; half-title not called for in volume two in this issue (in the two volume issue it is included as a single inset); pp.viii+194; [iv (paginated vi)]+195-402; green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark brown on front cover, ruled and blocked dark brown, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, end-papers patterned with publisher's monogram device in grey. Spine very slightly faded, gilt oxydised, and brown blocking lightly rubbed; end-papers embrowned, with offsetting onto facing pages; inscription on the upper margin of the title-page (v. below); otherwise a nice copy.

Inscribed on the upper margin of the title-page ‘Nellie Waghorn / from / H.P.' - ‘H.P.' being, conceivably the author's wife. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The story is concerned with business as much as love - the affairs, and eventual failure, of a private bank.

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PIRKIS (Mrs. Fred E.). In a world Of His own. By Mrs. Fred. E. Pirkis, Author of "Disappeared from Her Home." Vol.I [II; III]. London: Remington and Co., 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C., 1878. 3 Vols. bound in one, as issued, sm.cr.8vo; half-titles not called for, at least in this issue; pp.[ii]+293+[i (blank)]; [ii]+260; [ii]+252; diagonally fine ribbed rose-madder cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt slightly dull; card backing of spine renewed (the cloth showing faintly the vertical creases of the original); first and last few leaves, and edges, with some light foxing; the text otherwise nice.

A very readable but somewhat melodramatic love story, developing from an unlikely starting point, and taking in scenes from the Franco-Prussian war. In this copy Vol.II, p.79, l.13 has the reading "thuoght" for "thought"; p.80, l.3, "subtilty" for "subtlety"; and Vol.III, p.4, l.6 "iug" for "ing" at start of line: in all cases presumably as always. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, recording the authoress's name as Catherine Louisa, lists two much later titles.

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PITMAN (Emma Raymond). Vestina's martyrdom: A story of The catacombs. Haughton and Co., 10, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1869]. Wood-engraved frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements + 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end; grey fawn diagonally fine ribbed cloth blocked and lettered black and gilt on spine and front cover, blocked blind on back cover. Neat contemporary inscription on front end-paper, otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first work.

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[PLARR (Victor).]. Nana By Émile Zola Now first completely translated into English By Victor Plarr. In two volumes. Printed by the Lutetian Society for Private distribution amongst its members: 1893. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half/series title precedes title printed in red and black in each volume; pp.[iv]+328; [iv]+336; black coarse buckram blocked gilt on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

One of an issue limited to 300 copies on Arnold's hand-made paper of a total edition limited to 310 copies. "No further copies of this book will ever be printed by the Lutetian Society". In this copy the following typographical errors have been noted. In Vol.I. p.7, l.29: ‘known' for ‘know'; p.80, l.2: ‘jobbing' for ‘jabbing'; p.181, l.16: ‘e' at end of line printed very light; p.202, l.30: ‘his' for ‘this' (a Freudian slip?); gathering 18 has been laid out wrongly in the forme, the page order being: 273, 278, 279, 276, 277, 274, 275, 280, 281, 286, 287, 284, 285, 282, 283, 288! In Vol.II. p.325, l.28, ‘keep' for ‘kept'; p.327, l.17 first inverted comma is an upside down point.

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PLATT (William). Love triumphant. London: Charles Hirsch, 4, Prince's Buildings, Coventry Street, W., 1896. Blank before half-title; title-leaf followed by fly-title, dedication leaf, author's preface (two leaves), two leaves of music, set from type, and fly-title to first story; pp.[viii]+222+[i (blank)]+[ii (advertisements of Platt's music)]+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii (advertisements of Platt's fiction)]+xvi (criticisms and rviews of Platt's first fictional work); [A], B,2, C6, D-I, K-P, [Q]4, [R]8; brownish flesh pink buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and blocked on the front cover with a half-length vignette of a naked woman reading, presumably, this volume; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight spotting of back cover; otherwise a very nice copy. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Written by a grown-up D.H. Lawrence who had read too much Whitman. The reviews of Platt's first volume at the end of the book range from ‘Egomania.' (Pall Mall Gazette), ‘Mr. Platt is not an artist.' (Academy), ‘An extraordinary book, which had been far better left unpublished.' (Daily Graphic), ‘an intolerable violence and spasmodicality of language' (Scotsman), to ‘One of the most striking and original books published in England for a long time . . . . The writer is evidently an individuality, eccentric indeed, but sane enough on all the great matters, and master of an English which at its best has that spontaneous strength and beauty which comes of an inspired artistic gift' (Realm), ‘A book to command attention, and most will be the better for reading it.' (Black and White), and ‘It is bracing to find a man idealising chastity in an age when so many women writers agree to flout it.' (Yorkshire Post). On the basis of the present volume, we see the reason for all of the reviews! The ‘criticisms' include a two page essay by Grant Allen, a letter (in French) from Maurice Maeterlinck, and a five and a quarter page essay by Richard Le Gallienne - from whom we learn that the volume was rejected by four printers as well as all the regular publishers, and also gather some information concerning ‘Mr. Charles Hirsch, whose charming little French book-shop in Coventry Street is a sort of Zoar in our puritanic Egypt . . . rather a connoisseur of belles lettres than a publisher - '. Hirsch, so far as we have been able to discover, only published three books - one in 1895, and two in 1896, and all of them by Platt. They are all extremely scarce to-day. In the present copy, the following typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, unknown): p.106, l.13, ‘d' lacking at end of line; p.155, l.16, word (possibly ‘against') omitted after ‘at'; p.157, l.10, ‘t' lacking in ‘harlots'; p.209 numbered at inner instead of outer margin; p.v of Criticisms, l.24, ‘Glass' for ‘Grass'.

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PLUMTRE (C.E.). Giordano Bruno: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century. In two volumes. Chapman & Hall, Limited, 11, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1884. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.[xx]+278+[ii]; [viii]+292; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked and ruled black on front cover and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight marking of covers, and one gathering in each volume slightly proud, but not loose; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5574.

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POLKO (Elise). Musical tales, phantasms, And sketches. From the German of Elise Polko. Samuel Tinsley, 10, Southampton Street, Strand, 1876. Inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes half-title; first leaf of final gathering a single inset; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated December, 1875; diagonally fine-ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. TOGETHER WITH: POLKO (Elise). Musical tales, phantasms, And sketches. Translated From the German of Elise Polko By Mary P. Maudslay. Second Series. Samuel Tinsley, 10, Southampton Street, Strand, 1877. Inserted publisher's advertisement slip precedes half-title; first leaf of final gathering a single inset; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, dated 1st December, 1876; diagonally fine-ribbed green cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered gilt and black on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated cream. 2 Vols., uniform (except for the unobtrusive legend ‘SECOND SERIES' in black on the spine of the second volume). Lengthy neat inscription on end-papers; small ownership signature on upper margin of half-title of first volume; four leaves opened a little roughly in second volume; otherwise a fine set.

Printed on toned paper. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Morgan, German Literature in English Translation, 7235 and 7236. The ‘phantasms' are stories involving a watery vein of not very interesting fantasy - all with some musical connection.

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POLLARD (Eliza F.). The white dove of Amritzir. A Romance of Anglo-Indian Life. London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9, Paternoster Row, E.C., N.D. [October, 1896]. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, signed ‘Harrant'; pp.320; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, not dated, but listing this book marked with an asterisk as a new title, and without reviews; deep scarlet crushed morocco cloth, blocked pictorially gilt, lettered black-cased gilt, and black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed with a design of flowering clover in greenish grey. Fine copy of a handsome book.

Set at the time of the Indian Mutiny, an adult single-volume novel by an author who also wrote three-deckers and juveniles. The correct first printing: quite apart from the evidence provided by the catalogue, printed upon good paper that does not tend to embrown - an almost certain sign of ‘firstness' with Partridge books.Not in Sadleir or Wolff - though she was publishing as early as 1864.

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POLLARD (Eliza F.). A hero king: A Romance of the Days Of Alfred the Great. With six illustrations by Lancelot Speed. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row, 1898. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, on plate paper, but included in the pagination; integral blank followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end; pp.426 (including illustrations)+[ii]; royal blue buckram, blocked black, leaf green, pale green, and pale yellow, lettered black-shadowed brown-outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked gilt, black, leaf green, pale green, and yellow, ruled gilt and black, lettered gilt and royal blue through gilt, on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed with apple-blossom pattern in light olive green. Slight darkening of covers; small corner cut from front end-paper, probably to indicate a price reduction (v. note); poor quality paper of Catalogue lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

The front paste-down bears a Sunday School prize label dated 1906. A juvenile by an author who also wrote three deckers. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PONSONBY (Lady Emily). A Story of two cousins. Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. Pp.[iv]+283+[i (printer's imprint)]; bevelled magenta dotted sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of spine; some fading and dulling of cloth; slight cracking of end-papers; blank fore-margins of first few leaves lightly stained; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. An unusual cloth grain: a sand-grain background dotted with slightly raised triangular diapers.

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