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.

[ROBERTS (Margaret).]. Denise. By the Author of "Mademoiselle Mori." Bell and Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, 1863. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; pp.[iv]+248; [iv]+227+[i (printer's imprint)]; old half roan, cloth sides. Leather rubbed and somewhat worn, but binding strong and sound; scattered library stamps; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

By the future author of "The Atelier du Lys". Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press. Wolff, 5898, records the original binding as green morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; dark brown end-papers. Wolff gives a wrong collation for volume two.

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[ROBERTS (Margaret).]. Not one of us. By the author of ‘Mademoiselle Mori,' ‘Kinsfolk and Others,' ‘A Little Stepdaughter,' Etc. With five full-page illustrations by J.F. Weedon. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1892]. Half-tone frontispiece, with tissue guard, and four plates; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; blocked with publisher's initials device dark blue-green and moss-green on back cover, scarlet buckram, ruled and elaborately blocked dark blue-green, blocked moss-green, blocked, and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on front cover; end-papers printed with publisher's initials device pattern in brown. Some foxing of prelims., edges, and margins; inscription clipped from upper half of front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5905, listing an evidently earlier issue of scarlet bevelled cloth blocked with publisher's monogram black and grey on back cover, blocked pictorially black, tan, and white, on front cover and spine, lettered in black and black-outlined gilt on front cover, in gilt, and black, on spine, and with a catalogue listing this title second on p.[1]. The present copy is blocked with a very striking and elaborate pattern on front cover and spine, is without bevelled boards, and the inserted catalogue may be dated from 1903 (‘Rosemary' by Mary H. Debenham being the lead title). Apparently, however, the first edition sheets.

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ROBERTS (Morley). Maurice Quain. A novel. London, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, 1897. Fly-title to first ‘book' a single inset leaf not included in the pagination of the text (the fly-titles to the other five ‘books' are integral to the gatherings and so included); publisher's advertisement leaf at end, on text-paper, but a single inset; pp.[viii]+[2]+360+[ii]; dark navy blue coarse buckram, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; cream end-papers. Brilliantly fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A sombre story set on the lower fringes of ‘nineties Bohemian London of which it gives a detailed and unusual picture (one of the major characters playing a rôle similar to that played by Dr. Stephen Ward for a later generation). Much of the interest of the book resides, however, in the presentation of the title character, whose conception owes something to episodes in the life of George Gissing. This, and ‘The Private Life of Henry Maitland', 1912, (which is really a biography of Gissing, by that time safely dead) are Roberts' key titles. In this copy the following misprints have been noted, issue significance, if any, undetermined: pp.104, l.14 and 145, l.17, inverted commas at start of line upside-down; p.162, l.9, ‘Se' for ‘She'; p.167, l.6 probably garbled: ‘no' possibly lacking after ‘me'; p.171, l.2, ‘will' at start of line redundant; p.194, l.11, a word has dropped out - possibly ‘for' before ‘either'; p.296, l.16, wrong font ‘r' in room; p.357, l.3, ‘success' for ‘health'.

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ROBERTS (Morley) & MONTESOLE (Max). The circassian. Downey & Co. Limited, 12 York Street, Covent Garden, 1896. Blank before half-title; crimson buckram, embossed with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. A nice copy.

A story of the wars of the Circassian tribes with Russia between 1854-1864.

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ROBERTS (Morley). The colossus: A story of to-day. London, Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street, 1899. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+326+6; vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, lettered within gilt ruled panels on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail bands; shelfwear to cloth on lower-edges of sides; front endpaper creased; a little scattered light foxing; in effect, however, a nice bright copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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ROBERTS (Sir Randal H., Bart.). Curb and snaffle. F.V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1888. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+242+6; diagonally fine ribbed grass green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, ruled, pictorially blocked, and lettered black on front cover, pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with cherry-branch pattern in pale grey-green. Small mark on back cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5912, describing the end-papers as ‘floral-patterned', which at a quick glance they might seem.

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ROBERTS (Sir Randal H., Bart.). Not in the betting. A Novel. In one volume. London: F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1893. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+224; apple green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, ruled, and lettered black, blocked blind, on front cover, blocked blind, ruled black and with short rule gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Top edges of prelims. opened a trifle roughly towards gutters; end-papers slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5914.

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ROBINSON (Clara). But for a moment. By Clara Robinson, Author of "Maggie, or Light in Darkness," "Her Shield," And "I Wonder Why." London: W. Nicholson & Sons, 26, Paternoster Square, E.C., And Albion Works, Wakefield, N.D. [c.1886]. Wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page tipped in between half-title and letterpress title; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.315+[v]; bevelled dark red diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled and blocked black, embossed dark-red through black, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt, on spine; yellow end-papers printed pictorially in deep pink. Light damp-mottling of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Nicholsons were essentially a large-scale reprint house, specialising in well-bound books on very cheap paper, published at an extremely low price. This is a rare example of a first edition published by this firm: their ‘firsts' being distinguishable by the much better quality of the paper used, and the even greater solidity of the bindings, which did not participate in the ‘series' styles. Printed, like all their books, in Wakefield. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; this title not in BLC. We have been unable to trace a date for this volume, but, according to the English Catalogue of Books, ‘Maggie' was published in 1884, and ‘Her Shield', according to BLC ‘[c.1885]'.

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[ROBINSON (Emma)]. Whitefriars: Or, The days of Charles the second. An historical romance In two volumes. Vol.I. London: George Routledge and Co., Soho Square, 1851. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end (v. note); vertically fine-ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering and design, blind, on sides, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt, on spine, all in series style; top-edges uncut; end-papers coated pale lemon. Very slight wear to cloth at extremities of spine, and slight mottling of covers; one gathering proud; but a nice copy otherwise.

Issued as No. 28 in the series ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. The correct first state, the advertisement leaf at the end listing as its last entry under the heading ‘RAILWAY LIBRARY, NEW VOLUME', the present first volume of ‘Whitefriars', but making no mention of the second volume, which was to follow it in the series as No. 29. This title not in Wolff in any form; Sadleir lists only the later one-volume edition in the series ‘Routledge's Standard Novels'.

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[ROBINSON (Emma).]. Dorothy Firebrace Or The armourer's daughter of Birmingham By The author of ‘Whitefriars' Etc. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1865. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; horizontally fine ribbed moire dark green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Insignificant nick in cloth at head of back joint in volume one; end-papers foxed on verso, with light offsetting; a little scattered foxing elsewhere, mostly very light; nonetheless a near-fine copy.

Sadleir 2074, recording the Bentley file copy, which is in an anomalous, and possibly experimental, cloth, has erroneous half-titles, cancel titles mounted on a stub, and is also without the final blank in volume one, the first leaf of the last gathering in that volume being recorded as a single inset. Sadleir refers to the present binding, without describing a copy, or noting the differences in collation, as being secondary, which is probably the case. One wonders however whether the Bentley file copy might not have been a trial binding, supplied with a proof of the cancel, rather than a true first issue. Sadleir notes that the book was originally to have borne the present sub-title as title, adding: "A last-minute change was effected, perhaps because the first chosen title had already been used." Newby had in fact published an anonymous work with that title in 1850, and it is not impossible that by 1865 it was still in print.

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[ROBINSON (F.W.).]. Grandmother's money. Hurst and Blackett, publishers, Succesors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, N.D. [1862]. Fine steel engraved frontispiece by John Saddler after John Tenniel; 6pp. inserted advertisements at end; purple ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered purple through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt, lettered purple through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated cream. Gilt faded from spine and spine dull; otherwise nice.

Issued as Vol.XXIII of Hurst and Blackett's Standard Library, and so listed, as the latest volume issued, in the catalogue. The first one volume edition. Originally published in three volumes in 1860. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROBINSON (Phil). No.I. Chasing a Fortune: Tales and sketches. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1884. Med.16mo in half sheets; inset text-paper advertisement leaf precedes half-title; publisher's 32pp. Catalogue on text-paper dated October, 1884, bound in as a single gathering between last leaf of text and final, conjugate, blank; dark turquoise buckram, blocked and lettered scarlet on front cover, on and up spine; a.e.g.; light sea-green coated end-papers printed with pattern of strawberry flowers and leaves in sea-green. Nice copy. TOGETHER WITH: No.II. Tigers at Large: Tales and sketches. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1884. Med.16mo in half sheets; publisher's 32pp. Catalogue on text-paper dated October, 1884, bound in at end; dark turquoise buckram, blocked and lettered scarlet on front cover, on and up spine; a.e.g.; yellow coated end-papers printed with pattern of strawberry flowers and leaves in brown. Nice copy. The two volumes together, uniform:

Issued as the first two volumes in ‘The Indian Garden Series'. A third volume was issued in 1886. Curious productions, containing stories, sketches, and articles, rather like a miniature magazine, but all written by Robinson. Excellent reading, nonetheless. No.II includes a fantasy/horror story involving a man-eating monster, like a giant spider, living in a swamp. This series not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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RODWAY (James). In Guiana wilds: A study of two women. T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Post 8vo; pp.[5]-[272]; pale yellow coarse buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered red, on front cover and spine; front end-papers printed with series introduction (by Edmund Gosse), signed ‘E.G.' Light dusting of covers; poor quality paper showing light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the third title in ‘The Over-Seas Library'. The first binding.

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RODZIEWICZ (Marya). Anima Vilis: A tale of the great Siberian steppe By Marya Rodziewicz Translated by S.C. de Soissons. London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 and 12 Warwick Lane E.C., All rights reserved, N.D. [April, 1900]. Wire-stitched; sepiatone photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 7pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled pale blue-green art linen, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered within ruled boxes gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROGERS (Halliday [i.e., Hattie Reid]). Meggotsbrae: Portraits And Memories. Hodder and Stoughton, 1898. Title-page printed in red and black; vertically ribbed red cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; uncut edges. Very slight wear to head of spine, and light staining to front cover; otherwise fine.

Printed in Aberdeen. The authorship is identified from a copy reported as presented on Nov. 18, 1898, and inscribed "To the ... from their affectionate friend Hattie Reid (‘Halliday Rogers')".

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ROS (Mrs. Amanda M'Kittrick). Irene Iddesleigh. Belfast: Printed by W. & G. Baird, Limited, 124 Royal Avenue; And at London and Dublin, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; five line Errata slip tipped in before Contents leaf; pp.189+[iii]; greyish lilac buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; text-paper end-papers. Covers somewhat darkened and damp-mottled, and cloth of spine neatly restored at headband; lower corner of two leaves lightly damp-stained; otherwise internally a fine copy.

From the library of Dorothy Doyly Carte, with her signature, in crayon, on the front end-paper. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5958, recording a copy in which the Errata slip has, as often, been amended in the author's holograph to read ‘Printer's Errors', though the error in the errata itself has been left uncorrected. The first binding, later copies being in scarlet or green cloth. The author's privately issued scarce first book, and one of the great ‘bad books' - written in a style that can perhaps best be described as a cross between M'Gonigle and the later Henry James!

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ROS (Mrs. Amanda M'Kittrick). Irene Iddesleigh. Belfast: Printed by W. & G. Baird, Limited, 124 Royal Avenue; And at London and Dublin, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; five line Errata slip tipped in before Contents leaf; pp.189+[iii]; five line Errata slip (with ‘Errata' crossed out, and ‘Printers' Errors / A.M.R.' substituted in the author's holograph) tipped in before Contents leaf; scarlet fine morocco cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; text-paper end-papers. Gilt very rubbed on spine, and covers slightly marked; end-papers renewed with white paper, the original back free end-paper being additionally preserved as though an extra blank; text fine.

The second binding, earlier copies being in greyish lilac buckram. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5958, recording a copy in the first binding. The author's privately issued scarce first book, and one of the great ‘bad books' - written in a style that can perhaps best be described as a cross between M'Gonigle and the later Henry James!

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ROSS (Mrs. Ellen (Nelsie Brook)). [Cover title:] "A little child shall lead them". A Christmas Story. S.W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row, N.D. [c.1874]. A single gathering, double f'cap 8vo, plus thin paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper with wood-engraved illustration in four colours with key plate (black) after Sir Edwin Landseer, lettered in red and black, inside front wrapper blank, inside back wrapper and back wrapper printed in black, the inside back wrapper bearing the last page of text of the story, the back wrapper printed with wood engraved design and biblical text; two full page wood engraved illustrations after E. Hughe, on text paper and included in the pagination; pp.[ii (front wrapper)]+17+[i]; stabbed and sewn through. Slight wear to wrappers at extreme tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Issued, according to the front wrapper as No.4 in the publisher's ‘Coloured Series'. The author's name appears only on the drop title on p.[1].

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ROSS (Mrs. Ellen). Winifred Martin: A Story of English Family-Life. By Mrs. Ellen Ross. Author of "A Candle Lighted by the Lord," "The Flower of the Flock," "Little Mother Mattie," etc., etc. With twenty-four illustrations [in text] by Wallis Mackay. William Mullan and Son, London and Belfast, 1879. Half-title not called for; pp.iv+491+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; bevelled diagonally-fine-ribbed light sea-green cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device black on back cover, lettered and pictorially blocked black and gilt on front cover, blocked and ruled black and gilt, blocked black, on spine. Insignificant wear to cloth at tail of spine; early ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; slight scattered foxing or similar marking passim; nonetheless a very good copy, near-nice.

An adult novel by an author best known for her ‘improving' children's books. The illustrations are placed throughout as head and tail pieces. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROSS (Martin) and SOMERVILLE (E. OE.). The silver fox. Lawrence and Bullen, Ltd., 1898. Scarlet buckram lettered silver on spine, lettered and blocked silver on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight wear to head of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Sadleir 3128. A better copy than Sadleir succeeded in obtaining. Number three on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. A neat ownership inscription on the front end-paper of this copy, dated ‘Decr./97', establishes the actual year of publication.

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ROUND (O.S.). Ashton Hall: A Tale. Ward, Lock & Co., Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., 1881. Pp.[4]+viii+240; publisher's 36pp. catalogue, on text-paper, at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked black, lettered black-shadowed gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and royal blue through gilt on spine, ruled blind on back cover; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated very pale yellow. A few leaves badly opened; otherwise a very nice copy.



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ROWCROFT (Charles, Esq.). Fanny, the little milliner; Or, The rich and the poor. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1846. Demy 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates by Phiz; six steel-engraved plates by Onwhyn; wood-engraved and letterpress title-pages; integral advertisement leaf for ‘Tales of the colonies: Or, The Adventures of an Emigrant' by Rowcroft, at end (no publisher given); scarlet straight grain morocco cloth, ruled blind, blocked blind and gilt, on sides; rebacked with black cloth; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of front cover slightly faded, and boards worn at corners; front end-papers cracked, front free end-paper and front binder's blank frayed at fore-margin and strengthened on verso with tissue; strip cut from blank upper margin of title-page and leaf bearing List of Plates; a few plates embrowned at margins; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

We can trace no record of any earlier issue of this title, but the steel-engraved plates bear at the foot the legend "London: John Mortimer, Adelaide Street", and the dates 1844, for the first two plates, and 1845, for the rest, which suggests that it was first published in parts and under a different imprint, the two Smith, Elder title-pages being here added, presumably in place of the originals. Stab-holes that are here and there visible would tend to confirm this. ‘Tales of the Colonies' was first published by Saunders and Otley, in three volumes, in 1843; it was reprinted, in one volume by Smith, Elder in 1846, in which year also they published the Second Series, in three volumes. The present advertisements refer to the first series only, but to the title as a multi-decker. In the present copy the plates listed as facing pp.54, 98, 120, and 175 are each bound in one page early. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; nor in Summers, though it ought to be; Block, p.202, listing the same issue as this from the British Library copy and the English Catalogue entry only. Rowcroft is best remembered as the first significant writer of Australian tales, ‘Tales of the Colonies' being followed by ‘The Bushranger of Van Dieman's Land' in 1846, and ‘An Emigrant in Search of a Colony' in 1851 - this last involving travels also in North America, South Africa, and New Zealand.

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RUDING (Walt). An evil motherhood. An Impressionist Novel. Frontispiece by Aubrey Beardsley. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, 1896. Blank precedes half-title page; frontispiece with tissue guard; 20pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1895-6; light navy blue buckram blocked light blue on front cover, lettered copper on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Copper darkened on spine, very slightly darkened on front cover; spine very slightly worn at head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first published issue. John Lane, having dismissed Aubrey Beardsley as art editor on account of the public's erroneous view that the artist was a close associate of the recently imprisoned Wilde, refused to allow anything of Beardsley's - including his drawing entitled ‘Black Coffee' - to appear in the April 1895 volume of the ‘Yellow Book' (Vol.V). Beardsley then offered the drawing to Mathews for use in ‘An Evil Motherhood'. Lane, however, objected, and it had to be suppressed, Beardsley providing ‘at the sword's point', as he put it, another frontispiece. One thousand copies of the first edition were printed, of which a handful of advance copies were bound up with the suppressed frontispiece, and two hundred copies were issued subsequently with a proof of the suppressed plate laid in in addition to the published frontispiece. The bulk of the edition was issued with the second frontispiece, as here. This copy has the misprint ‘two' for ‘too' at l.8, p.51. An interesting experimental novel. Lasner, 94.

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RUSSELL (H. Rutherford). Poor Lady Massey. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1892. Lge.12mo; mottled very pale green buckram, ruled and blocked dark green on sides and spine, blocked pale green on sides, lettered dark green on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in grey-green. Small nick in cloth of spine, and enamel of spine slightly rubbed; a few scattered fox-spots, chiefly of large uncut edges and margins; half-title and final leaf lightly embrowned by contact with end-papers; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy. 15.00

Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title page in the author's holograph "P.L.B / from / H.R.R. / Nov.1. 92". Issued as the fifth volume in ‘The Independent Novel Series'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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RUSSELL (T. Baron). A Guardian of the Poor. John Lane: the Bodley Head, London and New York, 1898. Pp.[vi]+281+[i (printer's device)]; publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1898, listing this title as ‘Shortly'; mottled light grey linen-effect rough buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and cloth of spine slightly dusty; a nice copy, nonetheless.

A novel set in Camberwell, with a social theme. For copyright reasons, printed in the U.S.A. (by John Wilson and Son at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass.). Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). The "Lady Maud:" Schooner yacht. A narrative of Her loss on one of the Bahama cays, From the acount of a guest on board. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1882. 3 Vols.; final blank in volume one; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated December, 1881, at end of volume three; diagonally fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram (within ruled circle), blind, on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt dull on spines; library label removed from each front cover, leaving slightly lighter patch, and covers generally a trifle mottled; three end-papers very slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6030.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). On the Fo'k'sle Head. Chatto and Windus, 1884. Publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end, dated October, 1884; greyish blue buckram, pictorially blocked black and white, lettered black-outlined white, and white, on front cover, pictorially blocked black, white, and blind, lettered black-outlined gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated greyish chocolate. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and a little very slight rubbing and dusting of covers, almost imperceptible; a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3004. Issued as a companion volume to ‘Round the Galley Fire', and uniform with it. A wire-stitched binding, in good state. Wolff, 6048, records an earlier issue with black end-papers and September advertisements.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). The golden hope A romance of the deep. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1887. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in volumes II and III; pp.[viii]+304; [viii]+308; [viii]+288; blue-green patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers faced very dark brown. Slight scuffing of one front end-paper due to adhesion of bookplate; but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6019

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). A marriage at sea. Methuen & Co., 18, Bury Street, London, W.C., 1891. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; author's Postscript leaf follows end of text; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated October 1892, at end; royal blue buckram, blocked and lettered silver on spine. Silver slightly rubbed and covers just a trifle mottled; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as volume no.12 in Methuen's ‘Novel Series' at 3/6d. The first one volume edition. An edition in two volumes was published in February 1891. According to ‘The English Catalogue' the one volume edition, despite the date on its title-page, was not issued until 1892. It was remaindered two years later. This title not in Sadleir.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). What Cheer! Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Pp.viii+464; 8+16pp. publisher's advertisements at end dated 9.96 and 6 G - 8.96; navy blue coarse buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered light blue on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; white end-papers patterned in grey. Contemporary inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6072, describing the buckram as "black" - which is an error.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). What Cheer! Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Pp.viii+464; 8+16pp. publisher's advertisements at end dated 9.96 and 6 G - 8.96; navy blue coarse buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered light blue on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; white end-papers patterned in grey. Pastedowns scuffed where labels have been removed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6072, describing the buckram as "black" - which is an error.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). What Cheer! Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Pp.viii+464; 8+16pp. publisher's advertisements at end dated 9.96 and 6 G - 8.96; navy blue coarse buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered light blue on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; white end-papers patterned in grey. Cloth at tail of spine a little bruised, and with barely visible restoration; blue enamel darkened to grey; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6072, describing the buckram as "black" - which is an error.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). What Cheer! Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. 8+16pp. publisher's advertisements at end dated 9.96 and 6 G - 8.96; navy blue coarse buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered light blue on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed; white end-papers patterned in grey. Slight damage to one leaf of catalogue, where letter is tipped on (v. below); otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of the historian of ‘Lloyd's', J. Towne Danson, bearing his neat small name-stamp on the front paste-down, and with two letters to him from the author lightly tipped in: one, an a.l.s., 3pp. 8vo, dated ‘Dec. 2nd/96', tipped on to the front end-paper, the second, 4pp. 8vo, dated 27th October 1896, signed by Russell, but dictated by him to his son, since he was himself suffering badly from rheumatism at the time, tipped on to a leaf of the first catalogue. These letters refer to two of Danson's books, and to the present volume, as well as saying something of Russell's working methods. The volume subsequently passed into the library of novelist Michael Moorcock, whose small book-label it also bears on the front paste-down. This title not in Sadleir.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). Little novels: A noble haul. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1897. Narrow lge.post 8vo; pp.96; mid-brown patterned sand grain cloth, blocked dark olive green in remarkably good imitation of a quarter calf, blocked with an oak-twig design in black and dark olive green, ruled and lettered black, on front cover, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram in a ruled circle, all black, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, in panels, ruled and lettered gilt on ‘labels' of mid-brown patterned sand grain cloth, on spine, the series title appearing in place of a publisher's imprint on the lower ‘label'. Enamel slightly rubbed on back corners; poor quality end-papers a little embrowned and foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Issued as No.11 in the series ‘Little Novels', published at ‘6d. paper, 1s. cloth', according to an advertisement on the verso of the half/series title. Neither this title nor this series is listed by Sadleir. In the present copy the ‘M' of ‘Mary' is lacking at l.11 on p.85.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). A tale of two Tunnels. A Romance of the Western Waters. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 11, Henrietta Street, W.C., 1897. 10pp. integral advertisements at end; green flame grain cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Poor quality tinted paper very slightly embrowned at margins; a very little scattered foxing; tear in extreme margin of one leaf very neatly repaired with tissue; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Wolff, 6066, describing the cloth as "vertical morocco grain". It is the same cloth: in an earlier catalogue we called it "crushed straight grain morocco" for want of an exact description. In reality it is a simpler pattern than "morocco" would suggest. This title is remarkably scarce, possibly because of the poor quality of its production.ec[1984, £6.50]

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). A Voyage at anchor. London, F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1900. Final blank; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; navy blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Barely visible restoration to cloth at tail of spine; poor quality laid paper end-papers embrowned; very slight rubbing of gilt; one small corner chipped, and tear in upper quarter of first leaf of text repaired with tissue without loss of text; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult late title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6070. The first English edition of a book published originally in America in 1899.

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RYDINGS (Egbert). Manx tales. [Double column:] A Angler's Holiday among the Manx Mountains; or Nora and Donald. How "Our Thobm an' Kirree" went To Midsummer Fair. ("As towl' by Kirree herself.") / How ‘Our Thobm' tuk wit the day Afther the Feer." "Cha vel yn Manninagh dy bragh creeney Dys y laa lurg yn vargey"* "Herrin' an' Pas'e." *"The Manxman is never wise till the day after the Fair." - Translation. By Egbert Rydings. Introductory preface by Rev. T.E. Brown, Author of "Betsy Lee," "Tommy Big Eyes," "The Doctor," "Old John, and other Poems," &c., &c. John Heywood, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester; 29 and 30, Shoe Lane, London, E.C.; 22, Paradise Street, Liverpool; 33, Bridge Street, Bristol; 15, Briggate, Leeds, N.D. [1895]. Cr.8vo; half-title not called for; vignette title-page; pp.127+[i (blank)]; flesh-pink thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black with a reproduction of the title-page. Backstrip chipped a little at head and tail of spine; ink name on front wrapper, and wrappers generally a little marked and dusty; three or four small corners creased towards end of volume; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy of a very scarce book.

Dialect stories written by a Lancashire man who had lived on the Isle of Man for many years. Brown comments in his Introductory Preface: "I can warrant these Stories to be genuine Manx.... The skill and sympathy with which he draws Manxmen and things are beyond all praise.... Laxey and Lonan are the foci. Some of the idioms will be seen to be peculiar to that district, which, with the adjacent Baldwin, is Manx of the Manx. Though a native of the Island, I feel that Mr. Rydings is easily my master in this dialect, and that I can learn much from him."

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ST. JOHN (Percy B[olingbroke].). The Blue dwarf; A tale of Love, mystery, and crime. Introducing Many startling incidents in the life of that Celebrated highwayman, Dick Turpin. By Percy C. St. John. London: Hogarth House, Bouverie Street, E.C. N.D. [1874-5]. 3 Vols. paginated continuously, super Roy.8vo in half sheets, printed in double-column; half-titles not called for, nor title leaf to volume two; wood-engraved frontispiece on verso of first title-page, thirty-four full-page wood-engravings and one vignette in text; eighteen very large folding plates, sixteen of them in colour (v. note); pp.438; white paper wrappers cut flush, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements, the front wrapper an illustration in colour. Slight chipping to paper at extreme tail of spine in two volumes, at head and tail in volume three, not approaching the printed area, and slight indications of the spine having been reglued at tail in volume one; title to volume one badly opened, with consequent chip to blank upper margin, and two short tears, one just crossing the printed frame; numbers 1 - 8 and 15 printed on paper of inferior quality and showing light uniform embrowning (v. note); otherwise a fine copy, entirely unopened apart from the first eight numbers. A remarkable survival in this state.

A famous ‘penny dreadful' issued 37 penny numbers in 35, which is not to be confused with ‘The Blue Dwarf. A novel. By Lady Esther Hope' published in sixty penny numbers by E. Harrison in 1860 - 1, though it borrrowed the idea and name (rather than the character) of the Blue Dwarf, Sapathwa, and also some elements of the story. The latter, however, is takes place during the Napoleonic era, whereas the present work is set in the eighteenth century and introduces Dick Turpin as one of the major characters. The set that we offer consists of quarterly volumes made up and wrappered from the numbers by the publisher, and issued at 1s. per volume. The practice of Hogarth House was to issue the original numbers on paper of good quality, but to use cheaper paper when reprinting. In the present instance it appears that the first eight numbers together with the fifteenth had sold out and been reprinted before the wrappered volumes were made up - and as this has been the case also with other sets that we have seen it would appear to be the usual and correct make-up for this issue. The folding plates, which were given away ‘gratis' with some numbers, are sometimes supplied with a rubric stating that there would be twenty folding plates, and the gutter of the inside back wrapper of the first volume states that they will be given with numbers 1, and 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, and 40. The text did not fill as many numbers as expected, however, and ended with number 37. Numbers 36 and 37 formed a double number (the latter including the prelims. to volume three), the number of plates issued being in consequence only eighteen, as here. This is confirmed to be correct by the list of ‘Presentation Pictures' included in volume three after the Contents and list of (integral) Illustrations. The numbers were not sewn or stitched, and the plates that accompanied them were given loose. In the present copy all but two of them have been bound in, the remaining two being laid in as originally issued with the numbers. Both the folding plates and the integral illustrations are sporadically signed ‘Webbe fc.', and in one instance with a monogram ‘TW' supplemented in the opposite corner with ‘Maguire', who presumably was responsible for the engraving.

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SALA (George Augustus). Lady Chesterfield's Letters to her daughter. Houlston and Wright, 65, Paternoster Row, 1860. Sm.sq.8vo; wood-engraved illustrations on text paper; half-title not called for; deep pink diagonally ripple grained cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; cream coated end-papers. Head and tail of spine a little frayed; front free end-paper expertly renewed with matching paper; otherwise nice.

This title not in Sadleir.

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SALA (George Augustus). The Two prima donnas, And The dumb door porter. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1862. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+246+[ii]; magenta sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Covers patchily darkened, and gilt a trifle rubbed; back end-paper lacking; slightly shaken; ink-blot on blank lower-margins of one opening; text otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 3031; Wolff, 6140: each recording a copy in grass green morocco cloth.

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SALA (George Augustus). Accepted addresses. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1862. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+307+[1 (advertisements)]; green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated cream. A near fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir. Nor, for that matter, in Hubin, though it includes some crime stories involving murder and attempted murder, and a sketch of a morning at Bow Street Magistrates' Court, as well as some horror stories. Several of the stories have a strong touch of the macabre. A mixture of stories and sketches, with a brief tale in verse.

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SALA (George Augustus). The strange adventures Of Captain Dangerous: Who was a soldier, a sailor, a merchant, a spy, a slave Among the Moors, a bashaw in the service Of the Grand Turk, And Died at last in his own House in Hanover Square. A narrative in old-fashioned English. Attempted by George Augustus Sala. In three volumes. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1863. Vols. II & III only; half-titles not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.iv+315+[i (printer's imprint)]; iv+[308]+[iv]; chocolate vertical dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of joints; otherwise very nice.

Sadleir, 3029; Wolff, 6133.

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SAND (George). The Last Aldini. Translated by Matilda M. Hays, Author of "Helen Stanley." E. Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1847. Half-title not present, possibly not called for; pp.[II]+ii+154. BOUND WITH: SAND (George). The Mosaic masters; And Fanchette. Translated by Eliza A. Ashurst. Edited by Matilda M. Hays, Author of "Helen Stanley." E. Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1847. Half-title not present, probably not called for; alternative title page, designating this as ‘Vol II' of ‘The Works Of George Sand', follows individual title-page; pp.[IV]+177+[i (erratum)]. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo, bound together in blue binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Covers a little darkened; text fine. Scarce.

Neither title-page to the second volume gives its correct contents. The first title page fails to mention ‘The Orco; A tradition Of the Austrian rule in Venice', which is also present. The second title-page mentions ['The] Orco', but adds ‘Andre', which is not present, though the volume is obviously complete as printed. The latter title page also fails to mention Eliza Ashurst as translator, Matilda Hays' name appearing as though the work were in fact translated by her. First editions in English of all but ‘The Mosaic Masters' and ‘The Orco', which were first issued in this translation by Clarke in 1844, the translator there being identified only as ‘E.A.A.'. The volumes as here issued form alternatively volumes I and II of a six volume ‘Works'. Neither volume is in either Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.62 records both volumes only from a reference.

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SAND (George). The Countess of Rudolstadt: Being A sequel to "Consuelo." London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1851. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. publisher's advertisements, on text-paper, before half-title; vertically fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume 64 of the ‘Parlour Library'. Apparently the first edition in English of a title published in France in 1844. Sadleir, 3755a/64; not in Wolff. Issued in cloth at 1/6 and in boards at 1/-. Sadleir does not record copies having yellow coated end-papers: but he in fact gives few details relating to the cloth issues.

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SAND (George). The Miller of Angibault. London: Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row; and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1853. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. publisher's advertisements, on text-paper, before half-title; vertically fine ribbed sea-green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, in series style; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated lemon yellow. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as volume 92 of the ‘Parlour Library'. Apparently the first edition of this translation. The book was originally published in France in 1845, and was first translated into English in 1847 by Matilda M. Hays. Sadleir, 3755a/92; not in Wolff. Issued in cloth at 1/6 and in boards at 1/-. Sadleir does not record copies having yellow coated end-papers: but he in fact gives few details relating to the cloth issues.

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SARGENT (George E.). The Spensers; Or, Chronicles of a Country Hamlet. The Religious Tract Society: 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; and 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1878]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate decorated title-page precede Preface; two inserted wood-engraved plates by R. & E. Taylor after W. Rainey; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[4 (including frontispiece)]+viii+305+[i (blank)]+[vi]; diagonally fine ribbed rich brown cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device black (the lettering reversed out) on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered black, gilt, rich brown through gilt, and gilt-outlined black, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered rich bbrown through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with dove-and-flower pattern in green. A very little scattered marginal foxing, most evident on the advertisements; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

There is no list of illustrations, but they are here tipped in to face pp.20 and 203.

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SAUNDERS (John). The Tempter behind. A tale. London: National Temperance Publication Depôt, 337, Strand, W.C., 1880. Wood-engraved frontispiece and two plates; 10pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; pp.viii+302+[x]; leaf-green buckram, pictorially blocked chromatically in green and orange, and black, lettered silver, and silver-shadowed silver, on front cover, blocked chromatically yellow and green, and black, lettered silver-shadowed silver, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Bookplate removed from front paste-down with some peeling of yellow surface from paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.121, and 211, and are here so tipped in. In this copy leaves 17.1 and 17.8 are cancels printed on different paper. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff (who lists six other titles, five of them multi-deckers).

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[SAVAGE (M.W.).]. The Bachelor of the Albany. By the Author of "The Falcon Family." Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1848. Series title (with advertisements on verso) precedes half-title; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated November 1847; vertically ribbed rose madder cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; pale yellow coated end-papers; uncut edges. Covers a little dull; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 3032 and 3742/15. Issued as the twelfth title of Chapman and Hall's [Monthly] Series. In Sadleir's copy the catalogue was dated June 1847. The Dedication, however, is dated September.

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SAVAGE (Richard Henry). The masked Venus. A story of many lands By Richard Henry Savage Author of "My Official Wife." Copyright. London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, E.C. Manchester and New York, 1893. All rights reserved. Half-title with publisher's advertisement on verso; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[ii]+284+[ii]; yellow boards, printed in black, red, and green; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements [‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser, Eleventh Issue', dated on back pastedown ‘3/1/93']. Some slight general wear to covers; a nice copy internally.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6197; Wright, III, 4786: published in the same year as the American edition which, in view of the copyright notice, it may probably precede. COPAC records copies at Oxford, National Library of Scotland and the National Trust only.

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SAVAGE (Richard Henry). The Passing Show. Copyright. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, Manchester and New York [All Rights Reserved], N.D. [1894]. 6pp. integral advertisements at end headed "Announcements For the winter season, 1894"; pp.[iv]+[326]+[6]; yellow boards, printed in black, red, and green; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements [‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser, Twelfth Issue', dated on back pastedown ‘31/7/94']. Some slight general wear to covers; a nice copy internally.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Wright, III, 4791, recording the American edition as copyrighted in 1893. This, apparently, is the first English edition. Routledge's made two issues of the book, both in yellowback form: the first in November 1894, and the second in March 1895. In view of the absence of a date on the title-page, we would have suspected the present copy of being of the latter issue, if it had not been for the two sets of dated advertisements, the presence of which would appear to be conclusive.

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SAVAGE (Richard Henry). A Modern corsair: A Story of the Levant. Copyright. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, 1897, (All Rights Reserved). Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+[382]+[ii]; glazed yellow boards, printed in black, red, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements [‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser, Fourteenth Issue', dated on back pastedown ‘13/8/96']. Some slight general wear to covers, and paper covering of boards chipped on lower corner of back cover; early ownership inscription on blank verso of Contents leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Wright, III, 4791, recording the American edition as copyrighted in the same year.

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SAVAGE (Richard Henry). The White Lady Of Khaminavatka: A Story of the Ukraine. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, N.D. [February, 1899]. Pp.[ii (half-title)]+370; glazed yellow boards printed on front cover and spine in black, red, and green, on back cover in black with advertisements for Van Houten's Chocolate and Cocoa; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight general wear to covers; back end-paper lacking; in general a nice copy.

According to the English Catalogue of Books issued simultaneously at 2s. 6d. in cloth and 2s. in boards, as here. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6199.

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SAVAGE (Col. R.H.). An awkward Meeting And Other Thrilling Adventures. F.V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, 1899. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[316]; yellow boards, printed in black, red, and green; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Some general wear to covers; a nice copy internally.

Not in Sadleir; or Wright, which suggests that there may be no equivalent American edition. Short stories, mainly military.

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[SCARGILL (William Pitt).]. Blue-stocking Hall. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1827. 3 Vols., 12mo.; half-title not called for in volume one, lacking in volume two, present in volume three; errata leaf to all three volumes followed by 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.iv+320; [ii ex iv]+328; [iv]+258+[ii]+[iv]; half natural calf, marbled sides, sprinkled edges, spines ruled blind and gilt, black labels tooled blind, lettered gilt. Labels slightly chipped, calf restored at head of spine in each volume; one leaf with short tear at fore- margin, but no loss, and chip in blank lower fore-corner, due possibly to an original paper fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6202. As Wolff notes, Scargill's ‘Truckleborough Hall', which was also published in 1827, is listed (with reviews) in the advertisements. The author speaks of himself in his Preface to ‘Blue-stocking Hall' as here ‘making a début'. The present copy has an inscription dated May 1828 on the front binder's blank in each volume; the Wolff copy had an inscription also dated May 1828. Block, p.206, records the fact that the British Library copy has the same title-page as the present copy, with the same imprint, and no sub-title; so has the Wolff copy. Block appears to record a variant issue, however, with a title-page reading: ‘Blue-stocking Hall; a Work of Fiction, designed to inculcate the various Duties of Domestic Life. 3 vols., London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1827.' It is an odd coincidence that both our copy and the Wolff copy should have an inscription dating from May 1828, and this might suggest lateness of issue for all the copies with this title-page - but according to Sadleir (under 3736b) Colburn and Bentley did not go into partnership until 1829 - and, if he is right, the issue with the joint imprint on the title-page must have been issued later, with a false date. Is there another issue, so far unrecorded, earlier than either of these two? Or was this book written earlier than ‘Truckleborough Hall' and merely published after it, publication having for some reason been delayed?

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SCHMID (The Rev. Christopher). The Little lamb. [Translated] By the translator of Krummacher's "Little Dove." A story for children. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 38, George Street; London - Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1839. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+93+[i (printer's imprint)] and so paginated at head of text; also paginated at foot [iv]+99-191+[i]; very pale lime green wrappers printed in black, the spine plain, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; a.e.g. Slight shelf wear to lower edges; nonetheless a virtually fine copy. Scarce - especially thus!

A remarkable survival. Two works by Krummacher are advertised on the back wrapper: ‘"Krummacher's New Work." Cornelius the Centurion. Translated from the German of Krummacher. With Notes and a Biographical Notice, by the Rev. John W. Ferguson, A.M, 4s. cloth' and ‘By the same author, The Little Dove, a Story for Children. Price 9d.' Also advertised are ‘"Christmas Eve," and "The Forget Me Not," &c. Stories for Children, from the German of the Rev. Christopher Schmid. By the Translator of Krummacher's "Little Dove."' We hypothesise that the translator of all of these works may well have been the same. The double pagination - a device noted by Sadleir as "unusual" in reletion to Miss E.M. Stewart's ‘London City Tales' of 1853 - presumably means that the publisher envisaged collecting some at least of the wrappered titles into a volume, probably in cloth - and this would explain also the gilded edges. Clark appears to have been a small publisher specialising in translations from the German and the French, Religious, Geological, and Philosophical works (Kant, Jouffroy, Cousin), and little books for children like this one.

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[SCHREINER (Olive).]. The story of An African farm. A Novel. By Ralph Iron. New edition. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1883. 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated June, 1883; red fine bead grain cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover; t.e. uncut; very dark green coated end-papers. Spine and corners slightly worn; three leaves slightly damaged at inner margins, apparently by removal of tipped on labels; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Second edition, and the first in one volume; published in the same month as the two-decker, which is listed among the new novels in the catalogue. Both the dedication and the ‘Preface to the Second Edition' (which is here first published) are dated June 1883. A wire stitched binding, with the staples rusting, but still sound. Because of its method of production this book suffered more than most from the tendency of popular novels to be read to bits. Not in Sadleir, who evidently failed to find a copy of this title for his collection in any condition.

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SCHREINER (Olive). Dreams. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. Post 8vo; half-title included twice (the second one tipped in and obviously an error), and the originally conjugate leaf [A8] a cancel likewise tipped in; collotype portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated 1891; bevelled bronze-flecked pale cream cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blue-outlined copper on back cover, ruled blue, blocked blue and copper, lettered blue and blue-outlined copper on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated green. Slight damp-marking of end-papers, and two or three very light fox-spots on large uncut edges, but nonetheless a near-fine copy, the cloth entirely fresh and clean and the large copper disk on the front cover with only the lightest of rubbing. Uncommon thus.

Probable first issue: the reason for the cancel is unclear, but other copies we have seen have had this leaf properly conjugate with the half-title. The second half-title in this copy is identical with the first, and seems to have been included on the theory that both parts of the conjugate pair had been removed. One of the most striking cover designs of its period. The author's second published book, which appeared some eight years after the first.

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SCHREINER (Olive). Dreams. T. Fisher Unwin, 1891. Post 8vo; collotype portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated 1891; bevelled bronze-flecked pale cream cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blue-outlined copper on back cover, ruled blue, blocked blue and copper, lettered blue and blue-outlined copper on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated green. A near fine copy.

One of the most striking cover designs of its period. The author's second published book, which appeared some eight years after the first.

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[SCHREINER (Olive).]. [By] Ralph Iron. Dream Life And Real Life: A little African story. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1893. Narrow 8vo; advertisement leaf follows half-title; blank at end; buff self-wrappers, French folded over plain white paper wrappers; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

Issued as Volume 32 of the ‘Pseudonym Library' - in paper wrappers at 1/6; in cloth at 2/-. The wrappered issue is today by far the scarcer.

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[SCHREINER (Olive).]. [By] Ralph Iron. Dream Life And Real Life: A little African story. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1893. Narrow 8vo; advertisement leaf follows half-title; contemporary quarter brown sheep, marbled sides, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Bound up without the final blank, but a nice copy.

Issued as Volume 32 of the ‘Pseudonym Library' - in paper wrappers at 1/6; in cloth at 2/-. This, presumably was wrappered issue.

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[SCHREINER (Olive).]. [By] Ralph Iron. Dream Life And Real Life: A little African story. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1893. Narrow 8vo; buff self-wrappers; bound up without the advertisement leaf which should follow the half-title, the final blank, and the back wrapper, in full dove grey buckram, green leather spine label; t.e.g., others uncut. Ink presentation inscription and drawings occupying all four corners of front wrapper, and a second, similar, inscription (but without the drawings) on upper margin of dedication leaf; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume 32 of the ‘Pseudonym Library' - in paper wrappers at 1/6; in cloth at 2/-. The wrappered issue is today by far the scarcer. From the library of Carmen Callil and bearing her bookplate on the front end-paper.

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SCHREINER (Olive). Trooper Peter Halket of Ma- Shonaland. T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title page; ‘hanging' frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; 24pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled panels; t.e.g., others uncut; smooth surfaced cream end-papers. A virtually fine copy of a book that does not normally survive well.

The frontispiece of Cecil Rhodes at the hanging is said later to have been suppressed. Binding variant, with the fore- and lower- edges uncut, and the case measuring 212mm x 132mm.

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SCHREINER (Olive). Trooper Peter Halket of Ma- Shonaland. T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title page; ‘hanging' frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; 24pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically ribbed green cloth lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled panels; t.e.g., others rough-trimmed; smooth surfaced white end-papers. Slight wear to one corner; first leaf of advertisements lacking; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a book that does not normally survive well.

The frontispiece of Cecil Rhodes at the hanging is said later to have been suppressed. Binding variant, with the fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed, and the case measuring 208mm x 130mm.

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[SCHULTZ (Mme. Jean).]. [By] Philippe Saint Hilaire: Colette. T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Sm.narrow 8vo; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.190+[ii]; glazed unbleached linen, ruled on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover and up spine, all dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth worn slightly at head and tail of spine, and cracking a trifle over joints; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Volume 18 of the Pseudonym Library, and published simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 2/-and in wrappers at 1/6d. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6213.

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SCOTT (Alan). Chiefly concerning two. A Novel. Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1898]. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+200; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated February 1898; mottled light blue smooth linen lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with apple blossom design in pale lime green. Very nice copy.

Inscribed by the author on the front blank. According to the English Catalogue of Books, the volume was not advertised unti April. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[SCOTT (Michael).]. The Cruise of The Midge. By the Author of "Tom Cringle's Log." In two volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh; And T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1836. F'cap 8vo; claret fine diaper cloth embossed blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; end-papers printed in brown. Spines and edges of covers faded, and some dusting throughout, but a good copy.

Sadleir 3039, but a variant binding: claret cloth instead of dark green; fine diaper, as in Sadleir's ‘B' binding, but with the strap design and vignette of a ship, blind, on front and back, the spine with simple gold lettering, and with white end-papers overprinted with a mesh design in brown, as in Sadleir's ‘A' binding.

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