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.

SOMERSET (Lady Henry). Sketches in Black and White. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Narrow 8vo; blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; grey-flecked light brown paper wrappers, cut flush at top; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little frayed at large fore-edges; otherwise a fine, entirely unopened copy.

Two stories with a social purpose, one dealing with child labour, the other with prostitution. Published at 1/-. The cover gives the title as ‘Studies In Black And White'.

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SORTAIN (Joseph, A.B., of Trinity College, Dublin). Count Arensberg; Or, The days of Martin Luther. In two volumes. Brighton: R. Folthorp, North Street, 1853. 2 Vols.; imprint leaf at end of volume one, blank at end of volume two; ripple grain royal blue cloth blocked blind and gilt on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; cream coated end-papers. Very slight wear to head and tail of spines, and covers slightly dull; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsomely produced book.

Printed in London, and bound by Westley's, but a rare example of a provincially published multi-decker. The author's Preface is dated Brighton, March 1, 1853.

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SPEIGHT (T.W.). By devious ways And A barren title. Chatto & Windus, 1889. Integral advertisement leaf before half-title; leaf bearing publisher's device at end; pp.[viii]+273+[1 (blank)]+[ii]; horizontal flame-grain crimson cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. A near fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. First joint edition, and first appearance in book form of ‘By Devious Ways'. ‘A Barren Title' was originally issued separately at 1/-in paper wrappers, and at 1/6d in cloth, in 1886. ‘The English Catalogue of Books' records the present title only as a 2/-volume; and the integral advertisement leaf in the present volume likewise records it as in ‘Illustrated Covers, Two Shillings' (i.e., a yellowback). Neither source records a cloth issue, which we assume therefore to be extremely scarce - conceivably a trial. ‘By Devious Ways' is a love story; ‘A Barren Title' a delightful social comedy. Speight is a surprising fund of colloquial English, with a very modern feel - and expressions one would swear dated from no earlier than about the 1930s are forever turning up in him! In the present copy the following misprints and typographical errors have been noted (issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.4, l.38, ‘inferios' for ‘inferior'; p.205, l.21, ‘form' for ‘from'; p.206, l.7, space at start of line.

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[SPENCE (Elizabeth Isabella).]. Dame Rebecca Berry, Or, Court Scenes In the reign of Charles the Second. In three volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-row, 1827. 3 Vols., 12mo; half-titles lacking; pp.[iii]-[viii]+323+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iii]-[iv]+312; [iii]-[iv]+260; contemporary half natural calf, marbled boards, ruled blind on sides, ruled and elaborately tooled gilt on spine, green labels. Spines insignificantly chipped at headbands, not affecting tooling; early inscription on upper margin of each title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; Block, p.223, recording the British Library copy only. A delightful period binding capable of easy restoration.

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SPENCER (Captain). Constantine; Or, The last days of an empire. In two volumes. Sampson Low and Son, 47 Ludgate Hill, 1855. 2 Vols. in one, 12mo; half-titles not called for; final page of volume one author's advertisements; pp.[xxiv]+295+[i]; [iv]+324; diagonally very fine ribbed chocolate brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; burnished marbled edges; red silk marker; cream end-papers, printed with conventional pattern in old cream and chocolate. Small scuff on first title-page affecting part of two letters of publisher's name, and original owner's signature on upper margin; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6489, recording a copy of the two volume issue in ‘sage-green ripple grain cloth, blocked in blind on front, back, and spine; blocked in gold on front and lettered in gold on spine; pale yellow [?coated] end-papers.' The Wolff issue had a steel-engraved frontispiece and title-page before the title-page in each volume, not included in the pagination. They are not present here. The present copy bears the Viennese book-label of the original owner. Though the cloth blocking and corners are crisp, and evidently the work of an edition binder, the printed end-papers are in a style not common in England after the 1830's, whilst the marbled edges and marker are also uncharacteristic of an english trade binding: we would suggest that this is a continental binding up of exported sheets - though it might possibly be a one-off executed by a continental firm that also bound editions for the trade.

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SPENDER (Harold). At the sign Of the Guillotine. T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Vignette title page printed in red and black; scarlet cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. As a working copy.



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SPENDER (Mrs. J. Kent). No Humdrum Life for Me. A Story of an English Home. 1892: Hutchinson & Co., 25, Paternoster Square. Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece and three plates, with tissue guards; diagonally fine ribbed grey-green cloth, ruled black and khaki, elaborately blocked in black and khaki, embossed khaki, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black and khaki, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; red and cream head and tail bands; end-papers coated black. Extremely fine copy of an elaborately - not to say sumptuously - produced book.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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SPETTIGUE (H.H.). The heritage of Eve. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+372+4; dark green buckram, ruled, blocked with art nouveau design, and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6494, giving a correct description, but a wrong collation, leaving out the blank. The binding here is clearly secondary, the first issue being in vertically fine-ribbed milk chocolate cloth, differently blocked, without the ruling, with the front cover lettering gilt, t.e.g., the others being left uncut, with end-papers printed with a tendril pattern in olive green, and with an inserted 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated March 1898.

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[SPILLING (James).]. Johnny's jaunt. A day in the life of a Suffolk Couple. Written out by one of his mates, and edited And arranged by The author of "Giles's Trip to London," "Molly Miggs's Trip to the Seaside," &c., &c. Jarrold & Sons, London and Exchange Streets, Norwich; And 3, Paternoster Buildings, London, N.D. [1879]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.91+[v]; light jade green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back wrappers in black; issued without end-papers. Slight chipping of wrappers; contemporary bookseller's small label at extreme tail of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Published at 6d. Later issue, the front wrapper bearing at the extreme tail-edge the words: 46th Thousand. It is apparently otherwise identical with the first issue.

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SPILLMANN (The Reverend Joseph, S.J.). A victim to the seal of Confession. A true story. Freiburg im Breisgau. 1898. B. Herder, Publisher to the Holy Apostolic See. Vienna (Austria), Munich (Bavaria), Strassburg (Alsace-Lorraine), St. Louis, Mo.; B. Herder, 17 South Broadway. Half-title not called for; pp.324; pink Corrigenda slip printed in black (and including one entry!) laid on to foot of last leaf; diagonally very fine ribbed grey cloth, elaborately blocked, lettered, and with short rule [?]silver on front cover and spine. Silver badly rubbed, and tarnished to metallic grey-brown, and covers a little marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or - for that matter - Wright.

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SPINNER (Alice [i.e., Augusta Zelia Fraser, neé Webb]). A Study In Colour. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1894. Narrow f'cap 8vo; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.214+[x]; unbleached glazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark blue on back cover, ruled dark blue on sides and spine, lettered dark blue on front cover and up spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Ownership inscription on front end-paper, and end-papers very slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Stories of life in the West Indies. Issued as volume 37 of Unwin's ‘The Pseudonym Library', this being the last volume listed as available in the advertisement on the verso of the half-title. The cloth issue, published at 2/-; also issued in wrappers at 1/6. Sadleir, 3655, listing the series only; Wolff, 6499

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SPRIGGE (S. Squire). Odd issues. London, Leonard Smithers and Co, 6 Old Bond Street W, [January,] 1899. Printed on mould-made paper; 10pp. integral publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+210+10; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Small, light, damp-mark on corner of back cover; spine imprint just a trifle rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Violet Hunt and with her holograph ownership inscription on the half-title page. Hunt and Sprigge appear to have known each other. Both were contributors to the ‘Black and White Budget', and both contributed stories to the ‘Dialogues of the Day' volume (edited by Oswald Crawfurd) in 1895. Several of the stories in the present volume are in the dialogue form that was briefly popular at the end of the '90s - and which was used also by Hunt, not only in the volume of short dialogues mentioned above, but also in her first novel. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Hubin, p.386: "s[hort] s[tories], some criminous". The advertisements at the end give Smithers' address as ‘5 Old Bond Street'.

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SQUIRE (Georgina M.). Two country stories. London, Digby, Long & Co., publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., 1892. Half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+175+[i (blank)]; publisher's 8pp. advertisements at end, on text-paper; Cambridge blue buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed with oak-leaf and acorn pattern in brown. Barely visible restoration to tail of back joint; slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed presentation inscription dated 1922 on verso of front end-paper, and further presentation inscription dated 1934 ‘in rememberance of Janet', unsigned, but apparently also in the author's hand. Includes ‘The Old Violin', and ‘Brother Tom'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STABLES (Gordon, M.D., R.N.). By sea and land. A Tale of the Blue and the Scarlet. With original illustrations by W.S. Stacey. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co, 1890. Extra cr.8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and six plates; pp.352; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked black, brown, and gilt, lettered gilt, gilt-shadowed black, black-shadowed gilt, and black-shaded green-shadowed black-outlined gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated yellow. End-papers discoloured, apparently due to paste action; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.38, 104, 180, 216, 290, and 346, and are here so tipped in.

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STABLES (Gordon, M.D., C.M.). The Island of Gold: A Sailor's Yarn. With six illustrations by Allan Stewart. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1898 [i.e., 1897]. Half-title not called for; advertisement leaf, frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page on art-paper, with tissue guard, precede text-paper title-page; four other inserted plates; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine-ribbed grey-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked black, gilt, and white, ruled black and white, lettered white, and black-outlined white, on front cover, blocked and ruled black and gilt, lettered black, gilt, and black-outlined embossed grey-green through gilt on spine; end-papers printed florally pale grey-green. Cloth of spine slightly faded, and gilt just a trifle dull; otherwise virtually fine.

According to the British Library Catalogue, issued in 1897, but dated ahead. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the Osborne Catalogue, or Wolff.

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STABLES (Gordon, M.D., C.M., R.N.). Frank Hardinge: From torrid zones to Regions of perpetual snow. With eight illustrations By Sydney Cowell. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1898. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, continuing the signatures; green smooth cloth triple-ruled with box and blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, in black, blocked black, brown, grey, and red, lettered black-outlined yellow, on front cover, blocked black, brown, grey, and red, lettered black, gilt, and black-outlined gilt, on spine; a.e.g. A couple of gatherings very slightly proud, but a very nice copy nonetheless.

This title not in Wolff.

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STACPOOLE (H. de Vere). Pierrot! A story. London, John Lane, The Bodley Head; Philadelphia, Henry Altemus, 1896. Sq.16mo in half-sheets; illustrated title-page by Aubrey Beardsley; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, on slightly thinner paper, dated 1895; pp.viii+163+[i (blank)]; limp natural art-linen, blocked in vermillion on sides and spine with designs by Beardsley, lettered vermillion on spine; end-papers printed in olive green with double-page illustrations, also by Beardsley, differing at front and back, in series style; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly darkened; front end-paper torn and repaired without the use of tissue, the damage being barely visible on the printed surface; otherwise a fine copy.

The very scarce first volume in ‘The Pierrot's Library', and an interesting fictional experiment. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6503; Reade & Dickinson Catalogue of Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition, 1966, item 454.

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STAFFORD (John). Carlton Priors. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Title-page printed in scarlet and black; publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end, dated Feb.1897; pp.[vi]+329+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed dull light blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[STAGG (Cecil).]. Chevy Chase; Or, The battle on the border. Reprinted from the "Boys of England" journal. Beautifully illustrated. Publishing office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C., 1870. Lge.12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; illustrated title leaf follows letterpress title; seventeen wood-engraved illustrations, unbacked, but on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.[ii]+230; late Victorian quarter diagonally fine ribbed grey cloth, sugar paper boards, leather spine label. Nice copy.

Published in nineteen penny numbers, the first eighteen with six leaves, including the engraving, the last, which has no engraving, with eight leaves, the general title being issued with the final part. According to the spines of the separate numbers: "Boys of England Edition Printed for the Proprietor by Kelly & Co., 15, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields". Summers, p.273, recording the appearance of this work as a serial in "Boys of England", but not noticing its separate issue.

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STEBBING (Grace). Graham McCall's Victory; A Tale Of the covenanters. With Illustrations. London: John F. Shaw and Co., 48, Paternoster Row, E.C. (All rights reserved.) N.D. [1884]. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; lithographic frontispiece and three plates after M. Irwin; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end, dating from 1884; light blue-green buckram blocked pictorially in red and black, lettered black, and black-shadowed gilt on front cover, blocked pictorially black and red, blocked gilt, lettered black, and gilt, on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers printed florally in grey. Front free-end-paper lacking; otherwise a virtually fine copy, the excellent cover design very fresh and bright.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates but they are marked to face pp.108, 203, and 292, and are here tipped in to face pp.112, 192, and 288.

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STEEVENS (G.W.). Monologues Of The dead. Methuen & Co., 1896. Imprint leaf at end; cerise buckram ruled on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Foxed throughout, otherwise a nice copy.

Troilus, Ariamnes, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Xanthippe, Tiberius Gracchus, etc.

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STEPHENS (R.N.). An Enemy to the king: From the recently discovered Memoirs of the Sieur de la Tournoire. Methuen & Co., 1898. Blank before half-title; pp.459+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated September 1898; scarlet coarse linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Covers a little dull and marked, but in general a nice copy.

Wright, 5179, listing the American edition as bearing the same date; for copyright reasons, the English edition will probably have been issued simultaneously, or have precedence.

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[STEPHENS (Walter).]. Blackfriars; Or, The monks of old. A Romantic Chronicle, In three volumes. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; pp.[4]+xii+380; 340; [408 (printer's imprint)]; bluish violet horizontal straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated terra-cotta. Slight dulling of spines, but a fine copy nonetheless.

Publisher's presentation copy, so stamped in blind on the front end-paper and title leaf of volume one. Presumably an advance or review copy. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6563, describing an otherwise similar copy, without the presentation stamps, with ‘tomato red' end-papers, and also, apparently, without the blind rules at head and tail of spine. We assume the Wolff copy to be later.

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STEVENSON (Mrs.). Woodrup's Dinah: A tale of Nidderdale. 1895, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Narrow post 8vo; frontispiece (signed ‘D.M.S.') on verso of half-title, and other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[viii]+160; crimson buckram, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered olive green and dark green, on front cover, blocked olive green, dark green, and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

It is nowhere so stated, but this title was issued as a volume in the ‘Homespun Series', and is bound in series style. A love story involving an attempted murder, but not detective, and not primarily criminous.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Treasure Island. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, Paris & New York, (All rights reserved.), 1883. Map frontispiece printed in three colours; pp.viii+292; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end coded ‘5R-1083'; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; very dark chocolate coated end-papers. Minimal wear to head and tail of spine and one corner; label removed from head of front paste-down, leaving slight damage, and front end-papers cracking; a very little light dusting and marking in text; an unusually nice copy, nonetheless, of a book rarely found in acceptable condition.

Presentation copy to Godfrey Locker from Andrew Lang, with Lang's signed inscription on the half-title page. Lang was Stevenson's earliest literary champion, and was for many years a close friend, each providing at times subject-matter for the other's verse. Lang was later to carry out research for Stevenson's historical novels when the latter was living in enforced exile in Samoa. A most desirable association copy. Beinecke Library, 241, recording a copy in green cloth. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Prince Otto: A Romance. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1885. Pp.viii+300; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated January, 1885; greenish grey buckram printed with all over formalised flower pattern in dark red, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with orange-branch design in lime green. Three small neat restorations to cloth of joints; spine a trifle dull, and red blocking on spine somewhat faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

The leaves in the present copy measure vertically seven and a half inches. McKay, 328, records a copy otherwise similar, except that the leaves measure vertically seven and three eighths inches; McKay, 329 and 330, records further copies, with the advertisements dated April, 1885; to which we can add a copy that once passed through our hands with advertisements dated July, 1885, otherwise similar, except that the leaves measured vertically seven and nine sixteenths inches. The catalogue is without issue significance, since the first copies were not bound until October, and the book not published until November 1st, 1885. 1,000 copies of the book were printed, but in our experience it is by far the hardest of Stevenson's novels to find in first edition form.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Prince Otto: A Romance. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1885. Pp.viii+300; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1885; greenish grey buckram printed with all over formalised flower pattern in dark red, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with orange-branch design in lime green. Neat restorations to head and tail of spine; covers generally a trifle dull and rubbed, and with one insignificant rub-holes in cloth of front joint; otherwise a nice copy.

The leaves in the present copy measure vertically seven and a half inches. McKay, 328, records a copy otherwise similar, except that the leaves measure vertically seven and three eighths inches and that the advertisements are dated January, 1885; McKay, 329 and 330, records further copies, as this; to which we can add a copy that once passed through our hands with advertisements dated July, 1885, otherwise similar, except that the leaves measured vertically seven and nine sixteenths inches. The catalogue is without issue significance, since the first copies were not bound until October, and the book not published until November 1st, 1885. 1,000 copies of the book were printed, but in our experience it is by far the hardest of Stevenson's novels to find in first edition form.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Prince Otto: A Romance. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1885. Pp.viii+300; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated July, 1885; greenish grey buckram printed with all over formalised flower pattern in dark red, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with orange-branch design in lime green. Covers generally a trifle dull and rubbed, and with two insignificant rub-holes in cloth of back joint, one with ancient, neat repair; small chip from one upper margin, not approaching text; otherwise a nice copy.

The leaves in the present copy measure vertically seven and nine sixteenth inches. McKay, 328, records a copy otherwise similar, except that the leaves measure vertically seven and three eighths inches and that the advertisements are dated January, 1885; McKay, 329 and 330, records further copies otherwise similar, except that the leaves measure vertically seven and a half inches and that the advertisements are dated April; he records no copy with July advertisements. The catalogue is without issue significance, since the first copies were not bound until October, and the book not published until November 1st, 1885. If Muir's comments (in ‘Points, Second Series') upon printers' usage with regard to publisher's catalogues are given weight, copies with the July catalogue were probably among the first to be bound up. 1,000 copies of the book were printed, but in our experience it is by far the hardest of Stevenson's novels to find in first edition form.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour In the year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called; Written by Himself, and now set forth . . . Cassell & Company, Limited: 1886. Large folding map frontispiece printed in colours; final page advertisements, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 4.86 and 8pp. dated 5B. 4.86; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; black coated end-papers. Some general wear to covers; map torn at inner margin and one fold; a little scattered dusting and foxing; a good copy only.

The first state of text, the imprint on p.311 being in one line and without the date; with the readings ‘business' at l.11 on p.40; ‘nine o'clock' at l.1 on p.64; and ‘Long Islands' at l.10 on p.101. With the earliest date of the advertisements. McKay 378.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour In the year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called; Written by Himself, and now set forth . . . Cassell & Company, Limited: 1886. Large folding map frontispiece printed in colours; final page advertisements, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.86; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; black coated end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and gilt a little rubbed; map slightly torn at inner margin as almost always; otherwise a nice copy.

The first state of text, the imprint on p.311 being in one line and without the date; with the readings ‘business' at l.11 on p.40; ‘nine o'clock' at l.1 on p.64; and ‘Long Islands' at l.10 on p.101; but a later issue, with only 4pp. advertisements, and these dated 7.86. The uncommon blue cloth binding is usually found only in association with the later state of the text. This issue not in McKay, though it combines features of 380 and 382.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour In the year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called; Written by Himself, and now set forth . . . Cassell & Company, Limited: 1886. Large folding map frontispiece printed in colours; final page advertisements, followed by 8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.86 and 8pp. dated 5B. 7.86; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; black coated end-papers. Head and tail of spine worn; label removed from front cover; some, almost invisible, restoration to inner joints; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

McKay 381. The later issue, with the corrected text, and the advertisements dated 7.86.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Merry Men And Other Tales and Fables. Chatto & Windus, 1887. 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated September, 1886; turquoise patterned sand grain cloth blocked on back cover with publisher's monogram in black, on front cover in black and silver, blocked black and silver, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with a floral pattern in grey green. Silver tarnished on spine, somewhat tarnished on front cover; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

An outstanding collection of short stories, including several with supernatural content, such as ‘Thrawn Janet', a macabre story of an eighteenth century Scottish witch, and the horror story: ‘Olalla'. McKay 411. One of an edition of 1,250 copies.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Merry Men And Other Tales and Fables. Chatto & Windus, 1887. 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated September, 1886; light turquoise patterned sand grain cloth blocked on back cover with publisher's monogram in black, on front cover in black and silver, blocked black and silver, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with a floral pattern in lime green. Spine wearing at all edges, and a little tired; silver a little rubbed on spine and front cover; internally in general a nice copy.

An outstanding collection of short stories, including several with supernatural content, such as ‘Thrawn Janet', a macabre story of an eighteenth century Scottish witch, and the horror story: ‘Olalla'. McKay 411. One of an edition of 1,250 copies. This copy is a binding variant, in slightly lighter, brighter cloth than usual, and with end-papers that, though of the usual pattern, are printed in lime green instead of grey green. McKay does not record any variants.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1888. 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5 G. 7.88 and 5 B. 7.88; red smooth cloth blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with floral design in brownish grey; front free end-paper printed in black with panel of advertisements bearing the coding ‘15'. Slight foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

McKay, 481. The first English edition. The half-title in this copy bears a neat light pencil inscription dated ‘Aug. 1888'.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. 4pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.89 and 5B. 7.89; pp.viii+332+4; scarlet smooth cloth blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers printed florally in grey; verso of front free end-paper printed with advertisements in black. Cloth neatly restored at head of spine; gilt somewhat faded; end-papers very slightly cracking; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the readings ‘pratisque' at line 23 on p.176; ‘Engles' at line 5 on p.283; line 1 of the footnote on p.41 lacking the ‘l' in ‘should'; and with the ‘f' out of line at line 10 on p.90. The first issue binding, with all edges trimmed, and with the list of volumes "Uniform with this Work" on the verso of the front end-paper including ten titles, instead of the twelve of the second issue, or the fourteen of the third. McKay 487, not distinguishing issues.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. 4pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.89 and 5B. 7.89; pp.viii+332+4; red smooth cloth blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey; verso of front free end-paper printed with advertisements in black. Covers and top-edges stained and darkened; internally a very nice copy.

The text has the readings ‘pratisque' at line 23 on p.176; ‘Engles' at line 5 on p.283; line 1 of the footnote on p.41 lacks the ‘l' in ‘should'; and the ‘f' is out of line at line 10 on p.90. The second issue binding, the list of volumes "Uniform with this Work" on the verso of the front end-paper including twelve titles, instead of the ten of the first issue. McKay 487, not distinguising issues.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. 4pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.89 and 5B. 7.89;pp.viii+332+4; red smooth cloth blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey; verso of front free end-paper printed with advertisements in black. Gilt rather dull on spine, but a very nice copy.

The text has the readings ‘pratisque' at line 23 on p.176; ‘Engles' at line 5 on p.283; line 1 of the footnote on p.41 lacks the ‘l' in ‘should'; and the ‘f' is out of line at line 10 on p.90. The third issue binding, the list of volumes "Uniform with this Work" on the verso of the front end-paper including fourteen titles, instead of the ten of the first issue. The ordering of the volumes has also been rationalised so that all of the books by each author are listed together, although reversing the order of publication. McKay 487, not distinguishing issues.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1889. 4pp. integral advertisements at end followed by 8+8pp. inserted advertisements dated 5G. 7.89 and 5B. 7.89; pp.viii+332+4; red smooth cloth blocked black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey; verso of front free end-paper printed with advertisements in black. Covers very badly damp-faded; front cover re-titled by hand; internally a very nice copy. As a reading copy

The text has the readings ‘pratisque' at line 23 on p.176; ‘Engles' at line 5 on p.283; line 1 of the footnote on p.41 lacks the ‘l' in ‘should'; and the ‘f' is out of line at line 10 on p.90. The third issue binding, the list of volumes "Uniform with this Work" on the verso of the front end-paper including fourteen titles, instead of the ten of the first issue. The ordering of the volumes has also been rationalised so that all of the books by each author are listed together, although reversing the order of publication. McKay 487, not distinguishing issues.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Weir of Hermiston. An Unfinished Romance. Chatto and Windus, 1896. Title-page printed in red and black; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated March, 1896; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.



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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). St. Ives Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner In England. London, William Heinemann, 1898. Single inset text-paper advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[?2]+[viii]+312; light-flecked dark grey cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked blind on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut. One or two leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

Though neither McKay nor Prideaux notes any variant, the book is in fact seen in at least three bindings. The present copy is in the usual light-flecked dark grey cloth, but has the publisher's imprint on the spine in type approximately 3mm in height, and is blocked blind with the publisher's windmill device within square ruled box set eccentrically at inside top corner of lower outer quarter of back cover. The blank recto of the advertisement leaf bears an ownership inscription dated ‘August 1898', together with a printed address slip. The first English edition.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis) and OSBOURNE (Lloyd). The wrecker. Illustrated by William Hole and W.L. Metcalf. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. Frontispiece with tissue guard and eleven plates; 12pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 2G. 5.92; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers badly worn; text in general nice. As a working copy.

McKay 588.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis) and OSBOURNE (Lloyd). The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette. William Heinemann, 1894. Final blank, followed by 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated August 1894; bronze diagonally fine ribbed cloth blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked pictorially black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, and with short rule, black, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine oxydised and slightly rubbed; back free end-paper lacking; fine internally.

McKay 602. The first English edition, first binding.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis) and OSBOURNE (Lloyd). The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette. William Heinemann, 1894. Final blank, followed by 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated August 1894; bronze buckram blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked pictorially black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, and with short rule, black, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine oxydised, as usual; scattered foxing, and a little light dusting; otherwise a nice copy.

McKay 604. The first English edition, third binding.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis) and OSBOURNE (Lloyd). The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette. William Heinemann, 1894. Final blank, followed by 20pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated August 1894; pp.[viii]+237+[iii]; bronze buckram blocked with publisher's monogram in black on back cover, blocked pictorially black on front cover, lettered black on front cover and spine, and with short rule, black, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine oxydised, as usual, but with irregular brighter patches; otherwise a fine copy.

McKay 604. The first English edition, third binding.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Osbert Of Aldgate. A tale of the Goldsmith's Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.[160]. BOUND WITH: STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Claribel The Sea-Maid. A tale of the Fishmongers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160. BOUND WITH: STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. The Bride Of Bucklersbury. A tale of the Grocers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160. TOGETHER WITH: STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Fitz Alwyn, The first Lord Mayor, And The queens' nights. A tale of the Drapers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.184. STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Queen Phillippa And the Hurrer's Daughter. A tale of the Haberdashers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160. STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Whittington And The Knight Sans-Terre. A tale of the Vintners' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.152. Six titles bound together into two volumes, as intended, contemporary half-calf, spine with three raised bands tooled gilt, black labels, oil-marbled sides. Very slight rubbing of covers; light ink inscription on blank recto of four frontispieces [v. note below]; otherwise fine.

Sadleir, 3613/1-6; not in Wolff. The first series of ‘London City Tales', complete. A second series was issued c.1869. Though issued separately, the stories were intended to be bound up in two volumes as they have been here: besides the pagination given above, which is at the top forecorners of the pages in all but the first volume, they (including the first volume) are paginated in the centre at the foot, the pagination thereafter at the foot running continuously in two series of three volumes each. They are here mis-bound in the order 1, 3, 4, 6, 2, 5. The inscriptions on the frontispieces of volumes 1-4 suggest that the volumes were published monthly on the 1st of April, May, June, and July, 1853 - volumes 5 and 6 presumably being published in August and September. Sadleir was unable to localise the dates of issue closer than to the year. Also he had never seen volumes three and six possession of which would have enabled him to solve his problem relating to the double pagination (v. ‘XIXth Century Fiction', Vol. II, p.54, n.(i)). We have had volume six once before (in publisher's cloth), but have never previously encountered volume three, which appears for some reason to be rather rare. All Sadleir's volumes in this series were in yellow boards, and he seems not to have known that there was an issue in cloth.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Osbert Of Aldgate. A tale of the Goldsmith's Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160. BOUND WITH: STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Queen Phillippa And the Hurrer's Daughter. A tale of the Haberdashers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160; two volumes bound together as intended, contemporary half-morocco, gilt and blind, oil-marbled sides, drab-faced end-papers; sprinkled burnished edges. Very slight rubbing of covers; otherwise fine.

Sadleir, 3613/1 & 2; not in Wolff. Though issued separately, the volumes were intended to be bound as one: besides the pagination given above for the second volume, which is at the top forecorners of the pages, it is paginated in the centre at the foot, as is the first volume, the pagination running continuously with that.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Osbert Of Aldgate. A tale of the Goldsmith's Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160; yellow boards, printed in red and black; yellow coated end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Backstrip severely chipped, and printing on boards just a trifle rubbed; short marginal tear in one leaf; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 3613/1; not in Wolff.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Queen Phillippa And the Hurrer's Daughter. A tale of the Haberdashers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160; yellow boards, printed in red and black; yellow coated end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Slight wear to tail of spine, and printing on boards just a trifle rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 3613/2; not in Wolff.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. The Bride Of Bucklersbury. A tale of The Grocers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; pp.160; yellow boards, printed in red and black; yellow coated end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Backstrip lacking, and printing on boards just a trifle rubbed; otherwise fine.

Sadleir, 3613/4; not in Wolff.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Whittington And The Knight Sans-Terre. A tale of The Vintners' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations, arranged as plates but included in the pagination; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral (v. note); pp.152+[viii]; yellow boards, printed in red and black; yellow coated end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Backstrip severely chipped, and printing on boards rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3613/5; not in Wolff. The advertisements were almost certainly printed conjugate with the 8pp. of the prelims., making one full sheet.

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STEWART (Miss E.M.). London City Tales. Fitz Alwyn, The First Lord Mayor. A tale of The Drapers' Company. Ingram, Cooke, & Co., N.D. [1853]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, fly-title; wood-engraved vignette, initial, and four full page illustrations; pp.184; grey green ripple grain cloth blocked with a border in blind on sides, lettered with series and specific titles and blocked with the City of London Arms, all gilt, on front cover; lettered on spine with the title, gilt, within gilt frame; yellow coated end-papers printed with advertisements in black; binder's ticket of Leighton Son and Hodge on back paste-down. Spine worn at tail, and chipped a little along front joint; lightly foxed throughout; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Not in the Sadleir collection, and never seen by him, though listed from advertisements as 3613/6; not in Wolff. The final volume in the first series of London City Tales, possession of which would have enabled Sadleir to solve his problem relating to the double pagination found in vols. 4 and 5 (v. n.(i), II, p.54). All Sadleir's volumes in this series (he lacked nos. 3 and 6) were in yellow boards, and differently decorated. Sadleir seems not to have known that there was an issue in cloth.

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[STEWART (Miss E.M.).]. Royalists and roundheads; Or, The days of Charles the first. An Historical Romance. Published for the proprietors at the offices 100A, Strand, N.D. [c.1857]. Half-title not called for; by a perhaps fortunate error of the binder, prelims. to 1857 James Blackwood edition of ‘The further adventures Of Mr. Verdant Green' bound in at end; pp.[ii]+309+[i (blank)]+viii; orange red patterned sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, elaborately blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Covers slightly darkened, and gilt very dull on spine; end-papers a little marked; one gathering very slightly proud; otherwise a nice copy.

Apparently the first one volume edition of a book issued originally in three volumes in 1850. The probable first issue, later copies being in blue bubble grain cloth, much less elaborately blocked on spine, with different blocking on sides, and with pale chocolate coated end-papers printed on coloured surfaces with Chapman & Hall and W.H. Smith & Son advertisements in black. A scarce title in any form by a writer best known as the author of the ‘London City Tales'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The title leaf was printed as part of the true last gathering.

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[STEWART (Miss E.M.).]. Royalists and roundheads; Or, The days of Charles the first. An Historical Romance. Published for the proprietors at the offices 100A, Strand, N.D. [c.1857]. Half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+309+[i (blank)]; deep sky blue bubble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; pale chocolate coated end-papers printed on coloured surfaces with Chapman & Hall and W.H. Smith & Son advertisements in black. Cloth of spine and edges of covers darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

Apparently the first one volume edition of a book issued originally in three volumes in 1850. The probable second issue, earlier copies being in orange red patterned sand grain cloth, much more elaborately blocked on spine, with different blocking on sides, and with yellow coated end-papers. A scarce title in any form by a writer best known as the author of the ‘London City Tales'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. The title leaf was printed as part of the last gathering.

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[STEWART (Miss E.M.).]. The People's Martyr: A Legend of Canterbury. By the author of "Cloister Legends; or, convents and monasteries in the olden times." D. Stewart, 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, 1872. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; list of Subscribers follows Contents; pp.xii+212; scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; end-papers coated very dark green. Slight marking of covers; end-papers a little cracked, and front end-papers slightly frayed at fore-margins; unobtrusive blind ownership stamp on upper margin of title-page; slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. Issued in 1871, but dated ahead. 243 copies were subscribed for. As the title implies, a novel based on the life of Thomas A'Becket.

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STICKNEY (Sarah, Mrs. Ellis). Family secrets Or Hints to those Who would make home happy. By the author of "The Women of England." Vol. I. [II. III.] Fisher, Son & Co., Newgate Street, London; Rue St. Honoré, Paris, N.D. [1843]. Half-titles not called for; each volume with letterpress and engraved title page, steel-engraved frontispiece in volumes one and two; nine steel-engraved plates each in volumes one and two, eight in volume three; all engravings with tissue guards; binder's blank at front and back in each volume; publisher's half purple morocco, extra gilt, spines with raised bands, purple diagonally fine ribbed blind-embossed cloth sides; a.e.g.; marbled end-papers. Some wear to leather at joints and edges, but entirely sound, and otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 822, recording a copy in publisher's full calf. The author's name appears only on the engraved titles. Like all of this publisher's books, finely produced, the plates, after Corbould and Allom being superb.

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STICKNEY (Sarah, Mrs. Ellis). Family secrets Or Hints to those Who would make home happy. Vol.I. [II. III.] By the author of "The Women of England." Fisher, Son & Co., Newgate Street, London; Rue St. Honoré, Paris, N.D. [1843]. Half-titles not called for; each volume with letterpress and engraved title page; steel-engraved frontispiece in volumes one and two; nine steel-engraved plates each in volumes one and two, eight in volume three; binder's blank at front and back in each volume; publisher's half natural calf, extra gilt, spines with raised bands, matching marbled sides edges and end-papers. Neat repair to calf at head of two joints; some scattered marking and foxing, particularly of plates; lacking the plate to face p.168 in volume one; penultimate plate in volume three torn and repaired; otherwise nice. As a reading copy.

Sadleir 822, recording a copy in publisher's full calf. The author's name appears only on the engraved titles. Like all of this publisher's books, finely produced, the plates, after Corbould and Allom being superb.

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STICKNEY (Sarah, Mrs. Ellis). Social Distinction; Or Hearts and homes; By Mrs Ellis. J. & F. Tallis, 100, St. John Street, N.D. [1848-9]. Sm.4to; three volumes in the original six cloth bound ‘divisions' as issued: division one with frontispiece, engraved title and four plates; two three and five each with five plates; four, with frontispiece, engraved title, and three plates; six, with 4pp. publisher's advertisements (numbered 2, 7, 8, but with no sign of loss) tipped in between front end-papers, engraved title page, four plates, and Directions to Binder leaf at end; woodcut initials throughout; the excellent steel engraved plates and vignette titles by J. Rogers after H. Warren all on plate paper, and with tissue guards; scarlet moire Mercerised cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, ruled blind on back cover; uncut edges; pale yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of Bone & Son in one division. Division one rebacked with matching cloth, the original backstrip (restored at tail) laid on; corners bruised; frontispiece a little dusty, slightly trimmed, and reinserted on a stub; slight dusting here and there in text; divisions two to six bruised at some corners, and one headband just a trifle chipped; some end-papers slightly cracked; one or two small stains, and a very little foxing or dusting; two tissues lacking; otherwise, and in general, despite these faults, a very nice bright copy. Rare in the cloth bound divisions.

Sadleir 826 refers to an issue in monthly parts, but lists only a later three volume edition. According to the advertisements of "Valuable and Popular works published by John and Frederick Tallis" included with division six of this issue, these publishers made a distinction between ‘Numbers' (published at 3d.), ‘Parts' (published at 1s., or sometimes, where no numbers were available, at 1s. and 3s.), ‘Divisions, handsomely bound' (published, generally, at 7s.6d. or 6s.6d., as here), and finally volumes, bound variously in cloth or leather.

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[STICKNEY (Sarah, Mrs. Ellis).]. Mrs. Ellis's Morning call, A Table Book Of Literature and art. John Tallis & Company, N.D. [1850-52]. Sm.4to; four volumes in the original eight cloth bound ‘divisions', as issued: division one with engraved title page by W. Lacey after Wray, frontispiece and two plates by J. Rogers after H. Warren, one by J.B. Allen after H. Warren, and one by J. Rogers after E. Corbould; division two with engraved title page by J. Rogers after H. Warren, three plates by F. Walker, G. Finden, and G. Greathach after H. Warren, one by T. Hollis after J. Helvise, and one by G. Greathach after E. Clutch; division three with engraved title page by J. Rogers after H. Warren, three plates by T. Holis after L. Hicks (two) and H. Warren, one by J. More after L. Hicks, and one by W. Lacey after T. Scott; division four with four plates by G. Greathach after L. Hicks, one by J. Rogers after H. Warren, and one by A. Linley after L. Hicks; division five with six plates by G. Greathach after L. Hicks; division six with five plates by G. Greathach after L. Hicks, and one after H. Warren; division seven with six plates by G. Greathach after L. Hicks; division eight with frontispiece by G. Greathach after W. Gash, title-page and four plates by G. Greathach after L. Hicks; 8pp. Indexes to the four volumes at end of division eight; the excellent steel-engraved plates and vignette titles all on plate paper and with tissue guards; scarlet moire Mercerised cloth very elaborately blocked and lettered on spine and front cover in gilt, blocked on back cover in blind; a.e.g.; pale yellow coated end-papers. Headbands a little frayed or worn, and very slight wear to spines at tail; one or two other very minor faults, but nonetheless a near fine copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir, Block, or CBEL. Essentially a vehicle for the publication of ‘Self-Deception; or, The History of a Human Heart', a novel by Mrs. Ellis which is completed serially over the eight volumes, intermixed with a variety of short stories, poems, music (set from type), shorter serials, reviews, and other matter, mostly anonymous, and by a variety of hands. The first division, for example, includes a long review of Shirley, contrasting it with Jane Eyre; and a review of Longfellow's Evangeline; the serials include ‘Maurice Mayfield; or, Never Too Late': ‘Ellen Maitland, A Tale for the Times We Live In': ‘Pride; or, Look Around': and ‘Aboo and the Fairy Race' - a work which, like the principal story, extends over all four volumes. This copy of the divisions shows stab holes throughout, and has evidently been bound up from the parts. The editor in a note at the end of division four remarks that the first two volumes have been made up of numbers each of which contained 32pp. of ‘The History of A Human Heart', and that this quantity is to be increased to 64pp. in future. The make-up of the present divisions, however, leads us to suppose that Mrs. Ellis has written ‘numbers' by mistake for ‘parts', and that the original issue of the work was in weekly numbers each containing 16pp. of the ‘History' and one plate, these being gathered into monthly parts, quarterly divisions, and half-yearly volumes. Each of the present divisions was issued at 7s. 6d. In this copy Division One is in the first issue binding, with the figure ‘1' upside down on the spine, an error which was later corrected. As far as we have been able to ascertain, ‘Self-Deception' was never issued as an independent work.

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STIMSON (F.J.). King Noanett: A Story of Devon Settlers in Old Virginia and Massachusetts Bay. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; Boston: Lamson, Wolffe, and Co., 1897. Half-title with advertisement on verso including ‘Some Press Notices on the American Edition' then in its tenth thousand; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates, after Hy. Sandham; illustration on verso of dedication, and facing map on text-paper; pp.[xv]+[i (blank)]+327+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1897; vertically fine ribbed bright yellow-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine a trifle dull; otherwise a nice copy.

First English edition. Wright, 5219, lists the American edition as dated 1896.

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