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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.

[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Waverley; Or, ‘Tis sixty years since. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., For Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; fly-title in each volume; imprint leaf at end of volumes one and two, not called for in volume three; bound up without the half-titles; contemporary half-calf, brown glazed stippled boards, red and green head and tail bands, recently rebacked with matching calf, ruled and lettered gilt, and with new buff end-papers (probably after the manner of the original). Leaf A2 in volume two, a cancel, badly inserted by the publisher, with consequent slight paste damage affecting three or four letters of text; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Worthington 1. One thousand copies were printed. In volume one in this copy the last line but three on p.14 has the reading ‘consonnat' for ‘consonant'; at l.13, p.134 ‘given' is set too far too the right; ll.4 and 5 on p.331 have the reading ‘Reput- ion' for ‘Reput- ation'; in volume two the last line but three on p.12 has the words ‘incapable of' run together; at l.7, p.79 ‘have deter-' is set as ‘ha vedeter-'; at l.1, p.136 the ‘y' of ‘your' is lacking, though the space is present; at l.17, p.142 the ‘hl' in ‘Highlanders is broken; l.16 on p.243 is badly set; l.4, p.321 has ‘full force' set as ‘fullforce'; l.17 on p.370 has the reading ‘bringing' (instead of ‘flinging', as in the second printing); in volume three l.16 on p.5 has the reading ‘thatbe'; l.14 on p.23 has ‘by execution' badly set; l.16 on p.26 has the reading ‘affectionss - haring'; ll.18 and 19 on p.121 ‘par- cular' for ‘particular'; at l.18, p.251 the ‘y' in ‘tautology' is lacking, and the word is set too far too the right; l.24, p.253 reads ‘he' for ‘the'; l.9, p.266 has the reading ‘immense' (instead of ‘large', as in the second printing); l.14, p.300 has ‘head' badly set; l.8, p.327 has ‘with a' run together; and the last line on p.350 reads ‘osldier' for ‘soldier'. At l.6, p.210 in volume one the ‘y' of family is present, as noted by Worthington in some copies; at l.7, p.256 in volume two the ‘y' is present in ‘warmly', and at l.3, p.159 in volume three the ‘m' is present in ‘whom', these last two readings not being recorded, but presumably representing an early state. Of the two cancels noted by Worthington, the second, A2 in volume two is here certainly a cancel; the first, A4 in volume one, is not obviously so, though it is impossible to be quite definite with a rebound copy.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Waverley; Or, ‘Tis sixty years since. In three volumes. Second edition. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., For Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1814. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; fly-title in each volume; bound up without the half-titles, or the imprint leaf at end of volumes one and two (none called for in volume three); contemporary half-calf, marbled boards; pink marbled end-papers. Some boards detached, and in need of re-backing, but sewing sound; faint institutional blind stamp on lower margin of each title-page (and ‘withdrawn' rubber stamp on back of each front end-paper); otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Worthington 1a; Todd and Bowden, 77Ab, 1,2,3; NCBEL, 3: 672. This second edition was printed from the standing type of the first, and is identical to it except for the addition of the words ‘Second Edition' to each title-page, the fact that all but one of the typographical corrections have been made (at l.1 on p.136 of Vol.II in the first edition the ‘y' of ‘your' was lacking, and there was a space; in the present copy the ‘y' is still lacking, but there is no space), and one or two minor alterations to the text (for example, on p.294 in Vol.II a new paragraph is introduced, commencing "It is the ancient..." and at l.17, p.370 in the same volume the reading ‘bringing' has been changed to ‘flinging' apparently because ‘bring' had been used two lines earlier). Keynes remarked of the second editions of Jane Austen's novels, that they are scarcer than the first editions, since people have not tended to preserve them so carefully: the same, in our experience, holds true for this even though 2,000 copies were printed as against 1,000 copies of the first edition.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Antiquary. By the Author of "Waverley" and "Guy Mannering." In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., For Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1816. 3 Vols., 12mo; volume one with half-title, leaf supplied by the London distributor tipped in to face title-page (see below), title leaf, 4pp. author's Advertisement, and fly-title before start of text, other volumes with half-title, title, and fly-title; 16pp. Glossary at end of volume three; [*]2, a2, A-O12; [*]2, A-O12, P6; [*]2, A-O12, P6, Q12; contemporary natural half-calf, marbled boards, spines tooled blind, ruled gilt, and with red and dark brown labels lettered gilt; a.e. sprinkled. Some wear to covers, and end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The third title in the ‘Waverley' trilogy. Worthington 3, having all the identification points noted by Worthington. Leaves B2 and B3 in volume one are cancels, as in every copy known. Six thousand copies were printed. The additional leaf tipped in to volume one in this copy reads as follows: ‘The Antiquary, (A mail coach copy.) R. Milliken, Having received the above Work, in Five days after Publication in Edinburgh, (At an additional expence). He is obliged To charge One Shilling per Volume more Than the regular London Price, which he Only does in Works got over by the most Speedy conveyance. Milliken Is regularly supplied with every New Work Of Character, with equal celerity. Grafton-Street, No.34, May 9th, 1816.' This leaf is interesting not merely in establishing that this was one of the earliest copies made up, and giving some insight into contemporary publishing practice, but also in as much as it enables us fairly precisely to determine the dates of first publication of ‘The Antiquary' both in Edinburgh and London. Worthington was able to say of this title no more than that it was published early in May. ‘Mail Coach Copies' are extremely scarce, no more than a few dozen sets, at most, being so transported, the majority of copies following by carter and arriving in London two or three weeks later. From the library of Lord Amherst of Hackney, with the Tyssen-Amherst sale label in volume one.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Antiquary. By the Author of "Waverley" and "Guy Mannering." In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., For Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1816. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-title and fly-title present in each volume; 16pp. Glossary at end of volume three; pp.viii+336; [iv]+348; [iv]+372; contemporary natural half-basil, drab boards, spines ruled gilt, red title label and small round numbering piece. Two numbering pieces more or less lacking; inscriptions on title-pages (v. note below); otherwise a very nice copy.

A very early copy, bearing an inscription in volume one dated ‘May 1st / 1816'. According to an inserted printed leaf, dated May 9th in a ‘mail-coach' copy that once passed through our hands, the first copies did not reach London until that day, and were issued in Edinburgh only some five days earlier. Even allowing for some measure of exaggeration - and for the mail-coach copies having arrived over-night - May 1st still looks to precede the regular date of publication by at least one day. Worthington was able to say of this title no more than that it was published early in May. The third title in the ‘Waverley' trilogy. Worthington 3, having all the identification points noted by Worthington. Leaves B2 and B3 in volume one are cancels, as in every copy known. Six thousand copies were printed, making this one of the scarcest of Scott's novels in the first edition. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6230, describing it as ‘rare'.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Antiquary. By the Author of "Waverley" and "Guy Mannering." In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., For Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1816. 3 Vols., 12mo; bound up without the half-titles, but with fly-title present before start of text in each volume; 16pp. Glossary at end of volume three; pp.[iii]-viii+336; [iii]-[iv]+348; [iii]-[iv]+372; contemporary natural half-calf, marbled boards, spines ruled and tooled gilt; drab faced end-papers. In need of re-backing; end-papers foxed, with off-setting onto binder's blanks; text very nice.

The third title in the ‘Waverley' trilogy. Worthington 3, having all the identification points noted by Worthington. Leaves B2 and B3 in volume one are cancels, as in every copy known. Six thousand copies were printed, making this one of the scarcest of Scott's novels in the first edition. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6230, describing it as ‘rare'.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales of my landlord, Third Series. Collected and arranged By Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleugh. In four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co. [sic] 90, Cheapside, London, 1819. 4 Vols., large 12mo; complete with all half- and fly- titles, and 4pp. publisher's advertisements dated June, 1819 at end of volume four; final blanks in volumes one, three, and four; contemporary half-calf, gilt and blind, stippled boards. External joints cracked, and calf generally rubbed and worn; a fine copy internally.

Worthington 7. The issue in which Vol.IV at line 12 on p.189 lacks the last word ‘to', but with the ‘a' present in ‘grace' at line 5 on p.287. No precedence determined. In this copy also, however, occurs a variant not noted by Worthington, the verso of the half-title in volume IV being occupied by an advertisement "This day were published, . . . Memoirs of The most renowned James Graham, Marquis of Montrose." That to volume three has the advertisement ‘In November will be published, Illustrations Of the Novels and tales Of the Author of Waverley." The other volumes have the ‘Don Quixote' quotation, as usual. On the title-page of volume one in this copy the ‘Co' after ‘Robinson' is followed by a full stop; in the other volumes it is followed by a comma.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales of my landlord, Third Series, Collected and arranged By Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleugh. In four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co, [sic] 90, Cheapside, London, 1819. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; complete with all half- and fly- titles, and 4pp. publisher's advertisements dated June 1819 at end of volume four; contemporary half calf, gilt and blind, marbled boards. Slight general wear to covers; internally a very nice copy.

Worthington 7. The issue in which in Vol. IV line 12 on p.189 lacks the last word ‘to' and in line 5 on p.287 the ‘a' has dropped out of ‘grace'. No precedence determined. In this copy also, however, occurs a variant not noted by Worthington, the verso of the half-title in volume IV being ocupied by an advertisement "This day were published, . . . Memoirs of The most renowned James Graham, Marquis of Montrose." That to volume III has the advertisement "In November will be published, Illustrations Of the Novels and tales Of the Author of Waverley." The other volumes have the ‘Don Quixote' quotation, as usual. On each title-page the ‘Co' after ‘Robinson' is here followed by a comma.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Abbot. By the author of "Waverley." In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; And for Archibald constable and Company, And John Ballantyne, Edinburgh, 1820. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half- and fly- title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end of volume three; quarter drab paper, blue boards, spine labels; a.e. uncut. Paper of spine chipped at head and tail, and label lacking, in volume one; insignificant wear to corners of boards; large corner chipped from one back end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine.

Worthington, 10. The first issue, the title-page imprint, excluding date, being in five lines, as above, instead of in three, as in the second issue, and with the blank present at the end of volume three, which Worthington declares to be only ‘rarely found'.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Fortunes of Nigel. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1822. 3 Vols.; fly-title precedes text in each volume; imprint leaf at end of volume two; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; original grey boards, paper spine labels; a.e. uncut. Paper of spines chipped at extremities; some external joints cracked; large inscription cut or torn from each half-title, with loss of a few letters in one volume; otherwise a fine copy.

Worthington, 13. Worthington calls for 6pp. advertisements at the end of volume three, "the first unnumbered, the remainder numbered 2-6", but only the first leaf of these is essential to the collation, the remaining four pages being printed on an inserted conjugate pair of leaves. They have certainly never been present in this copy, which is entirely tight and sound.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Peveril of the peak. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1822. 4 Vols.; complete as issued, with all half- and fly- titles, and the final blank in volume one. Contemporary calf, gilt, recently rebacked, and with new end-papers; internally near fine.

Worthington 14, but an earlier state than any Worthington records; leaf F1 in volume two is here a cancel, which was never remarked by Worthington; whilst leaves U1 in volume two, A8 in volume three, and Q7 in volume four are not here cancels, though according to Worthington they always are. In this copy these leaves exhibit the variant readings that led to the cancellations being made. In Q7 in volume four, for example, line 3 on p.253 ends ‘circum-' as it does in Worthington's original state of the cancel; but the first paragraph contains only five lines instead of the six that are found in both states of the cancel, the sentence having later been slightly increased in length.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Peveril of the peak. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1822. 4 Vols.; complete as issued with all half- and fly- titles, and the final blank in volume one; original drab boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Paper of spines a little cracked, and chipped slightly at head and tail in each volume; one joint cracked, others slightly cracking, but no looseness, and all end-papers sound; repair to tail of spine in volume four; some chipping and rubbing of labels; slight wear to corners; otherwise a fine copy.

Worthington 14. Leaf F1 in volume two is not here a cancel, but has the corrected text, as in all copies Worthington describes; U1 in volume two and A8 in volume three are in the first, uncorrected and uncancelled state; Q7 in volume four is not a cancel, but it does have the revised text corresponding to Worthington's first cancelled state. An intermediate, but still quite early issue.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Pirate. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1822. 3 Vols.; half and fly titles present in each volume; quarter light olive green linen, drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. One volume rebacked with matching linen, one backstrip lacking, one present, but detached; boards a little rubbed; text near-fine.

Worthington, 12. The correct first printing, with forme marks present here and there below the last line of text. Volume two is in the first state, leaf B1 being a cancel but exhibiting the incorrect reading ‘their' as the last word on l.20. Worthington fails to note that this leaf is a cancel even when the incorrect reading is present, and one suspects an earlier state of the leaf, that has not survived, exhibiting some other difference.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Pirate. By the author of "Waverley, Kenilworth," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1822. 3 Vols.; half and fly titles present in each volume; light drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper spines a trifle chipped at extremities, and cracked a little over joints; one inner joint cracked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Worthington, 12. The correct first printing, with forme marks present here and there below the last line of text. Volume two in in the second state, leaf B1 being a cancel and exhibiting the corrected reading ‘there' as the last word on l.20.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. St Ronan's well. By the author of "Waverley, Quentin Durward," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1824. 3 Vols.; half-title and fly-title present in each volume; final blank in volume one, but bound up without the final blank in volume two; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.[iv]+310+[ii]; [iv]+325+[i (blank, ex iii)]; [iv]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; contemporary full natural calf, tooled gilt on sides, elaborately so on spine, black label, t.e. burnished brown, others sprinkled and burnished. Calf insignificantly chipped at one headband, front join a trifle cracked at head and tail in volume one, sides a trifle rubbed and pitted; internally a fine copy.

Worthington, 16.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. St Ronan's well. By the author of "Waverley, Quentin Durward," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London, 1824. 3 Vols.; half-title and fly-title present in each volume; pp.[iv]+310; [iv]+325+[i (blank)]; [iv]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half-calf, gilt and blind, contrasting label, marbled sides. Calf rubbed on spines, and a little chipped at heads and tails; two labels lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Worthington, 16.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales Of the crusaders. By the author of "Waverley, Quentin Durward," &c. In four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; And Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, 1825. 4 Vols.; complete with all half and fly titles, but bound up without the advertisements; contemporary half calf gilt, stippled boards; sprinkled edges. Covers rubbed; fine internally.

Worthington 18. In this copy the title page of volume three lacks the inverted commas after Durward, and also the semi-colon after the second Edinburgh of the imprint. This variant not noted by Worthington. H7 in volume three is here a cancel, as in all copies Worthington had seen.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Chronicles Of The canongate. Second Series. By The author of "Waverley," &c. In three volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co., Edinburgh; And Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1828. 3 Vols.; fly titles present in all volumes; half titles present in volumes one and three, lacking in volume two; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three, the last leaf being a singleton; early quarter buckram, marbled sides, paper spine labels. A nice copy.

Worthington, 21.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales of my landlord, Fourth and Last Series, Collected and arranged By Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleuch. In four volumes. Printed for Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; And Whittaker and Co., London, 1832. Lge.12mo; general and specific fly-titles precede text in each volume; leaf bearing two-line errata inserted after general fly-title in volume one; leaf bearing three-line errata tipped in before final blank in volume two; drab boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. A near fine copy, to a large extent unopened. Scarce thus.

Worthington 23. Worthington's "preferred state" in all four volumes, as called for by him, though he had seen it only in volume two (i.e., with half-title and two fly-titles in each volume, errata leaves between the fly-titles in volumes one and two, and the final blank in volume two). Without the "rarely found" blank in volume three. Pp.91-2 and 97-8 in volume one, and pp.143-4 in volume two, are here cancels, as in all copies seen by Worthington.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. Tales of my landlord, Fourth and Last Series, Collected and arranged By Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and parish-clerk of Gandercleuch. In four volumes. Printed for Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; And Whittaker and Co., London, 1832. Lge.12mo; general and specific fly-titles precede text in each volume; leaf bearing two-line errata inserted after general fly-title in volume one; leaf bearing three-line errata tipped in before final blank in volume two; 12pp. Longman's catalogue dated ‘December 1831' bound in at the front of volume one; quarter drab paper, saxe blue boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Paper of spines, and labels, chipped in all four volumes; corners slightly worn; but a fresh copy, nonetheless, otherwise in fine state.

Worthington 23. Worthington's "preferred state" in all four volumes, as called for by him, though he had seen it only in volume two (i.e., with half-title and two fly-titles in each volume, errata leaves between the fly-titles in volumes one and two, and the final blank in volume two). Without the "rarely found" blank in volume three. Pp.91-2 and 97-8 in volume one, and pp.143-4 in volume two, are here cancels, as in all copies seen by Worthington.

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SCOTT (Sir Walter, Bart.). [Series/half title:] Waverley novels. Centenary Edition. Vol.I [- XXV]. [On specific title:] Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1885 [- 1887]. 25 Vols., complete; each volume with engraved frontispiece and vignette specific title-page, with tissue guard; blank before half/series title in volumes I, IV, XVI, and XXIII, blank at end in volumes VII, VIII, XV, XXIII, and XXIV; publisher's advertisement slip tipped on to front end-paper in volumes I, II, III, XXI, XXII, XXIII, and XXIV; dark green glazed linen, ruled blind on sides, blocked, lettered, and with short rules, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. In general effect, a very nice bright set COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PRINTED PAPER DUST-WRAPPERS, two or three of these with slight chipping, mostly at head and tail of spines, several with some fraying, one dampstained, rather badly frayed, and with minor chipping; the dust-wrappers in general very clean and bright, though with some very slight fading and darkening on spines: all now protected in loose paper-lined clear plastic sleeves. 25 Vols.

A reissue in monthly volumes, priced at 2/-, of the Centenary [best] Edition of 1870-71, each volume with notes at foot of text, an appendix of Notes, and an Index, with Appendices to the various Introductions, and Glossaries, as called for by the texts, including all the various published Introductions written by Scott, together with the additional notes and variant readings, representing Scott's latest thoughts, derived from his own interleaved copies of his works in the possesion of the publishers. A not uncommon edition in itself, but decidedly rare with any of the volumes in dust-wrapper, let alone the entire set, as here. English dust-wrappers of this vintage are extremely scarce. The set as a whole is of possible significance for any study of the development of the dust-wrapper in England (here called by the publisher "the paper wrapper"). Issued in consecutive months, beginning November 1st 1885, and concluding on November 1st 1887, a period of just over two years, the dust-wrappers show a progressive development in the publisher's use of them as an advertising medium. All the dust-wrappers are the same as regards the front panel and spine, the spine bearing a double thick-thin rule at head and tail, extending over the front and back panels, the spine and front panel being lettered from type, and the front panel bearing in addition typographical ornaments and a small engraved portrait of Scott. For the first five volumes the dust-wrappers are otherwise plain, but with volume six a blurb is introduced on the front inside flap (consisting of comments on Scott by Charlotte Bronte, Washington Irving, Coleridge, Byron, Keble, Ruskin, etc.), a Notice regarding the completeness of the edition on the inside back flap, and a publisher's advertisement of the various sets of The Waverley Novels published by Black on the back panel. Volume seven moves the Notice to the front flap, lists Scott's novels on the back flap, and puts a more useful advertisement on the back panel. This is continued through until volume eleven, the back panel advertisements being regularly changed, and with volume eleven an illustrated advertisement being used on the back panel for the first time. Volume twelve repeats the dust-wrapper of volume six, volume thirteen that of seven (but with a transposition of the flap advertisements, which holds henceforth), volume fourteen that of nine, volume fifteen that of eleven, volume sixteen that of ten, seventeen six again, eighteen repeats the back panel of ten, by moves the list of Scott's novels to the back flap once more, and uses the front flap for a series of publisher's advertisements, nineteen is again as six, but with the blurb moved to the back flap, whilst the front flap carries a new publisher's advertisement, twenty repeats eight, as does twenty-two, but with a transposition of the flap texts, whilst twenty-one repeats eight, but drops the Notice on the front flap in favour of publisher's advertisements, twenty-three repeats thirteen, twenty-four repeats eleven, but replaces the Notice on the front flap with a publisher's advertisement, and twenty-five again repeats six, but moves the Notice to the front flap, and puts the list of Scott's novels on the back flap. With the exception of those on certain children's books, these are the earliest English dust-wrappers we have seen with an illustration on the front panel, and, without exception, they are also the earliest we have seen to carry either a blurb or publisher's advertisements - planning of the designs having evidently been promoted by the periodic nature of the issue.

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SEAMAN (Owen). Oedipus the wreck: Or, "To Trace the Knave". By Owen Seaman, Clare College. Author of "With Double Pipf [sic]," and joint author Of "Paulopostprandials". With illustrations by Lance Sped (Clare Coll.) and J.D. Batten (Trin. Coll.). Cambridge: E. Johnson, 30, Trinity Street; London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1888. F'cap 4to; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[xvi (including frontispiece, mock advertisements, etc.)]+108; text-paper binder's blank at end; mustard yellow wrappers, printed black on front wrapper with lettering and fine large woodcut, with small woodcut vignette on back wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers; bound into contemporary pale grey boards. Piece chipped from spine of boards at tail; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Prose fictive burlesque, with an occasional verse chorus. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SEARCHFIELD (Emilie). Poppy's life service. T. Woolmer, 2, Castle Street, City Road, E.C., And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1885. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece signed ‘T.C.', on text-paper, with tissue guard; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, dated ‘7-84'; pp.120 (including frontispiece)+8; bright green diagonally fine ribbed cloth blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, blocked gilt, lettered bright green through gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and with publisher's monogram device black, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered bright green through gilt, on spine. Extremely fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Woolf. From the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly publisher's file, and lightly marked up in pencil as printer's copy for a later edition published by Kelly (a new block and caption being called for for the frontispiece, the publisher's imprint being altered, the address changed to ‘20 - 35, City Road, E.C., And 26, Paternoster Row, E.C.' the date and advertisements cancelled, etc. The front paste-down bears in pencil: the figures ‘83' altered to ‘81' and the notes ‘Stereos' ‘Reprint at 9d. Too big for 6d' and a number of calculations relating to the format.

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SEARCHFIELD (Emilie). My Brother Jack. T. Woolmer, 2, Castle Street, City Road, E.C., And 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1888. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper, signed ‘Gunston', with tissue guard; pp.128 (including frontispiece); iron grey buckram blocked black on back cover, blocked black, printed with woocut (by Gunston) black on blind pressed panel, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered iron grey through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale lemon. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. From the T. Woolmer / Charles H. Kelly publisher's file, but without sign of ownership except for the pencilled figures ‘83' corrected to ‘81' on the front paste-down.

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SEDGWICK (Anne Douglas). The Confounding Of Camelia. London, William Heinemann, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+310+[ii]; mottled light grey green linen-patterned cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked with art nouveau daffodil design dull dark green on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SELBY (Charles, Comedian). Maximums and speciments Of William Muggins, Natural philosopher and citizen of the world. With twelve illustrations on steel, By Onwhyn. Chapman and Elcoate, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street, 1841. Lge.med.8vo, printed in half sheets; pp.320; half-title not called for; frontispiece and eleven plates, on plate-paper; vertically ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Rebacked with puce cloth, the remains of the backstrip being laid on; original end-papers preserved, but strengthened at joints with matching paper; plates embrowned at margins and variously foxed; a little scattered light dusting, fox- ing, and one or two marginal stains in text; none- theless in general a very good copy of a scarce and excellently written picaresque comic novel.

The plate listed to face p.19 is here bound in as frontispiece. Not in Block. CBEL p.607. Was this the origination of the fabled Bill Muggins?

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[SELOUS (Henry Courtney).]. Sunny days Or A month at the Great Stowe. By the author of ‘Our White Violet,' ‘Gerty and May,' etc. With illustrations by Walter Crane. Griffith and Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1871. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, undated; half-title not called for; brown sand grain cloth blocked blind on back cover, blocked black and gilt and lettered gilt and brown and gilt on spine and front cover; yellow coated end-papers. Some foxing and dusting; lacking the tissue guard to the frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.



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SERGEANT (Adeline). In the wilderness. London: Andrew Melrose, 16 Pilgrim Street, E.C., N.D. [1896]. Imp.16mo in half sheets; pp.207+[i (small woodcut device)]; bevelled deep cerise fine diaper cloth, embossed blind on blind panel on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, blocked with publisher's monogram, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut. Light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. According to the English Catalogue of Books, this novel was published in 1896 by Nelson. The present copy has a neat pencilled inscription on the verso of the front end-paper reading ‘CBS 1896', which provides for it a limiting later date. This is the earliest book we can remember seeing that was published by Melrose, and it would appear possible that Nelson acted as distributor - though the book may have been taken over by them in the year of publication and re-issued with cancel prelims. and in a smaller format: the English Catalogue describes it as ‘Post 8vo', and the fore-margins in the present copy are wide enough to have allowed it to be trimmed down to that format. A scarce title by an extremely prolific novelist.

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[SEVERN (John Percy).]. The adventures Of Ariston. By An Eton boy. London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand, 1830. 12mo; half-title not called for; blank precedes title-page; pp.[xii (paged [iii]-[xiv])]+168; green glazed linen, white paper spine label up-lettered in black ‘ARISTON'; a.e. uncut. Label a little chipped, not affecting printed area; faded patch on front cover; blank lower-margins lightly damp-stained throughout; otherwise, and over all, a nice copy.

A rather scarce book, printed privately. The author's name appears at the end of the Introduction. Set in the fourth century B.C., and drawing heavily on the Greek historians. The author was only fifteen. Block, p.222; Wolff, 6249, giving an uninterpretable and evidently erroneous collation for the prelims. ("Pp.[xi (paged as x)]+168").

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SEWELL ([Elizabeth Missing, and] the Rev. William). Gertrude. By The author of "Amy Herbert," and "Stories Illustrative of The Lord's Prayer." Edited by the Rev. W. Sewell, B.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. In two volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, Peternoster-row, 1845. 2 Vols.; 12mo, in half sheets; half-title present in each volume, but lacking the integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; contemporary half rose calf, green spine labels, spine elaborately tooled gilt and with five raised bands, marbled sides, burnished sprinkled edges; end-papers faced light brown. Very slight general wear to covers, and labels lacking in volume one; binder's blanks foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3042. Sadleir notes of the Sewell's works in general that they have "now become very scarce in clean original editions". They have not become commoner since the date at which he wrote.

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[SEWELL (Elizabeth Missing).]. Laneton parsonage: A Tale for children, On the Practical use of a portion Of the Church Catchism. By The author of "Amy Herbert," etc. Edited by The Rev. W. Sewell, B.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Second edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1846. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; two blanks before title-page; pp.[iv]+iv+240; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated May, 1846; vertically fine ribbed claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Clark / London' on back paste-down (Ball, 101, B). Fine copy. TOGETHER WITH: [SEWELL (Elizabeth Missing).]. Laneton parsonage: A Tale for children, On the Practical use of a portion Of the Church Catchism. Second part. By The author of "Amy Herbert," etc. Edited by The Rev. W. Sewell, B.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Third edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1848. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; final leaf a single inset; pp.[iv]+229+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated September 30, 1849; vertically fine ribbed light claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Kelly & Sons, / Binders, / 7, Water Street, / Arundel St. Strand' on back paste-down (this not in Ball, who records no ticket from this binder earlier than 1858). Slight cracking of end-papers; inscription dated 1851 front end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy. TOGETHER WITH: [SEWELL (Elizabeth Missing).]. Laneton parsonage: A Tale for children, On the Practical use of a portion Of the Church Catchism. Third Part. By The author of "Amy Herbert," etc. Edited by The Rev. W. Sewell, B.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Second edition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1849. 12mo in half-sheets; pp.[iv]+337+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end un-dated; vertically fine ribbed faintly moiré claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Kelly & Sons, / Binders, / 7, Water Street, Arundel Street, Strand' on back paste-down (this not in Ball, who records no ticket from this binder earlier than 1858). Fine copy. The set, complete

The first and third parts are not in Sadleir, who had a first edition only of the Second Part (listed under 3046) and was reduced to recording details of the first and Third Parts from deposit copies of the third edition, the earliest copies he was able to locate; Wolff, 6529, records only a rebound copy of the first part, lacking the initial blanks, but not the second or third parts. The third edition of the first part recorded by Sadleir collated [iv]+248, and was in horizontal fine-ribbed cloth, but otherwise apparently similar. His first edition of the second part bears the same date on the title-page, and collates the same, but is without the words ‘Third edition', and has an inserted catalogue dated October 1847 at end. He records it as bound in horizontally fine-ribbed cloth, but otherwise uniform. The present set is uniformly bound except that the cloth colour of the second volume is a trifle lighter, and the end-papers a trifle darker than in the other two volumes. Sadleir notes the general scarcity of the Sewell's works in clean original editions - and, presumably, the rarity of this one.

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SEWELL ([Elizabeth Missing, and] the Rev. William). Margaret Percival. By The author of "Amy Herbert," Etc. Edited by the Rev. William Sewell, B.D., Fellow and tutor of Exeter College, Oxford. In two volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1847. 2 Vols.; 12mo, in half sheets; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements precede half-title in volume one; pp.[iv]+460; [iv]+485+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end of volume one, dated October 1846; vertically fine-ribbed dark grey-purple cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & / Clark. / London.' on back paste-down of volume one (Ball, 101, B1). Contemporary ownership inscription on each paste-down; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A minor binding variant: copies also being known with end-papers coated lemon-yellow. Sadleir, 3047; not in Wolff, who records only the Third Edition of the same year. Sadleir does not mention the end-papers; in Wolff's third edition they were printed with advertisements. Sadleir notes of the Sewell's works in general that they have "now become very scarce in clean original editions". They have not become commoner since the date at which he wrote.

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SEWELL ([Elizabeth Missing, and] the Rev. William). Margaret Percival. By The author of "Amy Herbert," Etc. Edited by the Rev. William Sewell, B.D., Fellow and tutor of Exeter College, Oxford. In two volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1847. 2 Vols.; 12mo, in half sheets; half-title present in volume two, excised from volume one, leaving a stub; contemporary half rose calf, green spine labels, spine elaborately tooled gilt and with five raised bands, marbled sides, burnished sprinkled edges; end-papers faced light brown. Very slight general wear to covers; binder's blanks foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

Tipped in before the front binder's blank in volume two is an ALS, three sides sm.post 8vo (c.180 words), from Elizabeth M. Sewell, regretting that she is unable to accept her correspondent's daughter at her school "as our limited number of pupils is filled up", but recommending another lady. Sadleir, 3047; not in Wolff, who records only the Third Edition of the same year. Sadleir notes of the Sewell's works in general that they have "now become very scarce in clean original editions". They have not become commoner since the date at which he wrote.

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SEWELL (Elizabeth M.). Uncle Peter's Fairy tale For the Nineteenth century. Edited [i.e., written] by Elizabeth M. Sewell. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869 [i.e., December, 1868]. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated September 1868; pp.viii+478+[ii]; pink 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-caramel. Covers rather faded; neatly rebacked, with original spine laid on; end-papers slightly spotted and scuffed; text fine.

This title not in Sadleir (who notes the scarcity of many of the Sewell's works in clean original editions); nor in Wolff. A fantasy, but despite the implications of the title, not a children's book.

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[SEWELL (The Rev. William).]. Hawkstone: A tale of and for England In 184-. In two volumes. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1845. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.viii+396; [iv]+422+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed brown-orange cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds on back end-paper of volume two. Volume one neatly rebacked, with consequent slight glue-staining of cloth; end-papers of same volume unobtrusively strengthened at gutters; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3044, recording an otherwise similar copy with an inserted 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end of volume two, dated February 1845; Wolff, 6263, recording a copy lacking the half-title to volume two, and with the same catalogue present in the Sadleir copy present in volume one.

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SEYMOUR (Gordon). The Rudeness of the Honourable Mr Leatherhead. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1897. Demy 16mo; cancel title-page printed in reddish brown and black tipped onto a stub; pp.[90]; very dark navy blue coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Light damp-spotting of covers; inscription on front end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as No.1 in the ‘Ethics of the Surface Series'. The cancel title page denotes a second issue: the book was originally published by Dent in November 1896; Richards took the volume over in July 1897, and were responsible for publishing the two further volumes - No.2 in July, and No.3 in December, 1897 - all three being the work of Seymour. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SEYMOUR (Gordon). A Homburg Story. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1897. Demy 16mo in half sheets; title-page printed in reddish brown and black (a single inset leaf); pp.[90]; very dark navy blue coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt down spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight damp-spotting of covers; inscription on front end-paper; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as No.2 in the ‘Ethics of the Surface Series'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SHAND (Alex Innes). Kilcarra. A novel. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1891. Blank before half-title in volumes one and three; final blank in volumes two and three; (?)blank and half title lacking in volume two; diagonally fine ribbed light green cloth lettered black on front covers, gilt on spine; olive brown coated end-papers. Head and tail of spines a little worn; covers damp stained; slight staining of end-papers where labels have been removed; contemporary inscription on verso of each title page and upper margin of each Contents page; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Largely set in contemporary Ireland.

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SHARP (Evelyn). At the Relton Arms. London: John Lane, Vigo St., Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; decorated title-page, with key design on verso, by Aubrey Beardsley; 10pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue on text-paper, dated 1895; olive green buckram, blocked pale green on sides and spine, dated on back cover, lettered on front cover, pale green, lettered gilt on spine; a.e uncut. Small damp-mark on back end-papers at tail of gutter; ownership rubber-stamp on front end-paper; slight marginal embrowning throughout as usual with this series; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume XIII. of The Keynotes Series, the integral advertisements listing the series as published to volume IX., with two further volumes as ‘Immediately', and this as the second of seven volumes ‘In preparation', whilst the catalogue lists the series as published to volume XI., with this as the second of seven volumes ‘in rapid preparation'. The recto and verso of the title-page, the front and back cover, and the spine, bear designs by Aubrey Beardsley.

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SHARP (William). Children of To-Morrow: A romance. Chatto & Windus, 1889. Blank before half-title; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1889; scarlet patterned sand grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, blocked with a design of passion-flowers, black, on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in dark brown. Gilt very dull on spine, and cloth neatly repaired at headband; end-paper design largely faded to greenish grey; minute corner chipped from back end-paper; text fine.

Presentation copy from Elizabeth Amelia Sharp, the author's wife, bearing her initialled holograph inscription to novelist Alexander Nelson Hood on the front end-paper. The front blank bears a lengthy quotation from George Meredith, relevant to the author's intentions in this novel, unsigned, but in William Sharp's holograph, authenticated in a brief note by his wife. The advertisement on the verso of the half-title bears the correction of a literal error (‘Rosetti' for ‘Rossetti'), in pencil, in Mrs. Sharp's hand, and several passages in the text dealing with artistic theory have been marked, also in pencil, and probably also by her. Unobtrusive stab-holes running through the extreme inner margins of the first two hundred pages of the text suggest that they may originally have been held together in some other way, and that the volume may have been made up from a set of final proofs. A scarce title published by Sharp under his own name, before his adoption of the pseudonym ‘Fiona MacLeod'. This title not in Wolff. Set in contemporary England among sculptors, painters, poets, and musicians, the novel is a delicate and rather strange Jewish/English love story with an apocalyptic ending, involving in a sub-plot a dilettante chemist-cum-painter Dorian Gray like figure, who goes in for murder. There are some detective elements in the novel, but they are subordinate. The title at once refers to the ‘new morality' - foreshadowing the nineties - and is the name of a movement within Zionism, most of the chief characters being Jewish. Beautifully written, as are all Sharp's books, and very readable.

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SHAW (George Bernard). Cashel Byron's Profession. A novel. 1886, The Modern Press, 13, Paternoster Row, E.C. Lge.med.8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[ii]+164+[ii]; small vignette tail-pieces throughout; duck egg blue wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in rose and black with repeat of title-page, together with the words ‘PRICE ONE SHILLING', in black on inside wrappers with publisher's advertisements and on back wrapper with trade advertisements. Paper on lower third of spine cracked slightly and carefully reglued; a little foxing of edges and of first and last few leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Preceded only by two Fabian Society pamphlets published in 1884 and 1885, this was Shaw's first book, the persistent availability of which into the early 1900's caused him to comment on the impossibility of suppressing a work once it had been printed - some bookseller having at some stage apparently got hold of a remainder stock. Not being of a format and constitution calculated to survive well, it is now rather rare. The only appearance of this text in England, and the only authorised printing of this text, later editions having been heavily revised. In this copy, the second ‘i' of ‘William' in the ninth line of the advertisements on the inside front cover is apparently in fact a broken ‘l', and on p.83 the ‘E' of ‘CASHEL' in the headline is badly damaged. Laurence, A3. According to Laurence, the presence of the blank at the end of this volume marks it as the second issue: in the first issue it appears at the front. The last two leaves of text, the title-page, and the blank, were originally in fact all part of one half sheet.

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SHAW (George Bernard). An unsocial socialist. By George Bernard Shaw, Author of "Cashel Byron's Profession," etc., etc. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., Paternoster Square, 1887. Cancel title-leaf; scarlet horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, gilt, on front cover, ruled gilt, lettered blind, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dull sage green. Neat repair to cloth of spine; cloth of sides a trifle bubbled; some mottling or marking of paste-downs; early ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Laurence's third issue. The cancel title-page was printed to correct an error in the titling of Shaw's earlier novel, which appeared on the integral title.

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SHEEHAN (Rev. P.A., Doneraile (Diocese of Cloyne).). The Triumph of failure. A sequel to "Geoffrey Austin, Student". London: Burns & Oates, Limited; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1899. Blank before half-title; 16pp. Burns & Oates catalogue at end; blue green buckram blocked yellow green, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked yellow green on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Slight general wear to covers, and back cover a little marked; some dusting or staining of a few margins; otherwise in general a nice copy.

A Dublin novel, somewhat experimental in form, incorporating passages of diary, playscripts, etc., into the narrative text.

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SHELDON (Charles M.). Robert Hardy's Seven Days. A Dream and its Consequences. London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 & 9, Paternoster Row, 1899. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.160; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end; white and pale brown flecked fine linen patterned buckram, lettered red, ruled, pictorially blocked, and lettered dark blue, on front cover, lettered red, brown, and dark blue, with short rule red, on spine. Spine lettering a little rubbed, and covers generally just a trifle marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Wright, 4897. The American book edition, which collates entirely differently, appeared in the same year, the English edition possibly having precedence. The story first appeared in printed form, serially, in America in 1893, but according to the author's Preface it "was first read by the author to his Sunday evening congregation in the spring of 1892. The chapters were given one at a time on consecutive Sundays, and the way in which the story was received encouraged the pastor in his attempt to solve the problem of the Sunday evening service in this manner."

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[SHEPHERD (William Robert).]. The adventures Of Mr. Ambiguous Law, An articled clerk. Being Notes and Sketches Founded upon Fact. By Carr Bunkle, Gent., One, &c. James Blackwood, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1860]. Frontispiece, preceded by 6pp. integral advertisements; three engraved plates; half-title not called for; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; red fine morocco cloth heavily ruled blind on sides and gilt on spine, with a central panel on sides, containing, on the front cover, an ornament in gilt; spine lettered gilt. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and to corners; spine slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.

The author was a solicitor who later took the cloth.

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