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.

STOCKTON (Frank R.). The late Mrs Null. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Binder's blank at front and back; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+437+[i (blank)]+[vi]; light brown cloth, ruled and blocked pale brown on front cover and spine, lettered light-blue-shadowed dark blue on front cover, gilt on spine. Near fine.

The first printing, with 6pp. integral advertisements at end, the first headed "Brief List of Books of Fiction", and the reading ‘mattrass' for ‘mattress' at l.23, p.150. The English edition was published simultaneously. Blanck, 18884

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STOCKTON (Frank R.). The Squirrel Inn. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1891. (All rights reserved.) Frontispiece on text-paper and numerous illustrations in text by A.B. Frost; pp.viii (not including frontispiece)+222; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated October, 1890; leaf green cloth blocked black, white, and cream, lettered black and black-shadowed gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark green. Three or four letters dulled on spine, and catalogue embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.

First English edition: having the same pagination as the American edition, but different signature marks. Printed in England. Probably issued about a week after the American edition. Blanck, 18906 refers, but does not describe this edition. Otherwise similar copies are also known in cloth of a grey-green colour.

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STOCKTON (Frank R.). The house of Martha. James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, 1891. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; pp.viii+[376]; vertically ribbed cerise cloth, blocked and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine. A very good copy.

Printed in Perth. One of the scarcer Stockton titles, at least in England. The American edition precedes, probably by about two weeks. Blanck, 18907 refers, but does not describe this edition.

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STOCKTON (Frank R.). The adventures of Captain Horn. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1895. Pp.viii+440; publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘6 G - 5.95.'; navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in grey. A very good copy.

The American edition bears the same date, and for copyright reasons was probably published simultaneously with this. The pagination is entirely different, the American edition having only 404pp. An adventure story involving the discovery of a hoard of Inca gold, protected by strange mechanisms. Blanck, 18920 refers, but does not describe this edition.

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STODDARD (William O.). On the old frontier Or The last raid of the Iroquois. With ten illustrations by H.D. Murphy. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1894. Lge.sq.cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light crimson buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within triple ruled box, all black, on back cover; blocked green, brown, yellow, orange, old mustard, olive, and black, lettered black outlined orange, on front cover, blocked green, brown, yellow, olive and black, lettered black-outlined gilt, black, and gilt, and with short rule black, on spine; a.e.g. Fine copy of a striking book.

Not in Wright, who records several earlier titles by this author, probably because it was thought of as a juvenile. (Aren't all Westerns?)

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STOKER (Bram). The Snake's Pass. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Ltd., 1891. Blank before half-title; imprint leaf at end; diagonally-fine-ribbed scarlet cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, ruled blind on sides; end-papers coated cream. Expertly recased, preserving the original end-papers; very slight marking of covers, and spinejust a little cockled; front free end-paper and initial blank frayed very slightly at fore-edge; a very nice copy otherwise, though the volume does open a little stiffly. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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STOKER (Bram). The shoulder Of Shasta. Westminster, Archibald Constable And Co 1895. Blank before half-title; red coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges. Cloth worn a little at head of spine, as almost always with this title; otherwise an unusually nice copy.

Printed on thick paper at the Chiswick Press. Previous experience with this title leads us to suspect an imbalance in the chemical preparation of the cloth from which it was bound; the dye does not tend to fade, but parts of the cloth exposed the most to air (or perhaps to light) tend to become brittle and flake away. The present copy shows only the slightest trace of such degeneration, and is in fact the best that we have seen.

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STOKER (Bram). The Watter's Mou'. Westminster, A. Constable And Co.: 1895. Narrow f'cap 8vo; two blanks and series advertisement leaf before half-title page; decorated title-page (possibly designed by Osman Spare); 8pp integral advertisements at end followed by two blanks; pp.[xiv]+[165]+[i (blank)]+8+[iv]; vertically ribbed light greenish blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover in series style, after a design by Laurence Housman; t.e.g., others uncut. Light marginal embrowning throughout, as usual with this series; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Listed as Sadleir 3393/2, but lacking from the collection; this title not in Wolff. The first binding, issue in cloth. Published as the second volume of The Acme Library, in cloth, as here, at 1s. 6d. or in wrappers at 1s.

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STOKER (Bram). The Watter's Mou'. Westminster, A. Constable And Co.: 1895. Sm.f'cap 8vo; two blanks and series advertisement leaf before half-title page; decorated title-page (?designed by Laurence Housman); 8pp integral advertisements at end followed by two blanks; pp.[xiv]+[165]+[i (blank)]+8+[iv]; vertically ribbed light greenish blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover in series style, after a design by Laurence Housman; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight wear to head of spine; light marginal embrowning throughout, as usual with this series; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Listed as Sadleir 3393/2, but lacking from the collection; this title not in Wolff. The first binding, issue in cloth. Published as the second volume of The Acme Library, in cloth, as here, at 1s. 6d. or in wrappers at 1s. From the collection of the Scottish poet and critic Edwin Morgan, and bearing his signature on the front free end-paper.

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[STOWE] (Harriet Beecher, later). The mayflower; Or, Tales and Pencilings By Harriet Beecher. London: Thomas Nelson, Paternoster Row; And Edinburgh, 1849 [i.e., December 1848]. Demy 16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; lithographic frontispiece printed in gold, black, yellow-green, sea-green, red, and flesh by Fr. Schenck of edinburgh; four wood-engraved plates printed in black and grey, with tissue guards; pp.240; pale jade green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, elaborately blocked gilt, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth at one corner of spine, and gilt very slightly rubbed or dulled; frontispiece foxed on back, with offsetting onto verso of end-paper, and slight shadowing through onto face; two fox-spots affecting one other plate, with offsetting onto three adjacent leaves; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce and rather delicate book.

‘The Mayflower' was first issued in America in 1843, and included fifteen stories; the present volume includes ten, some of which have been at least re-titled, and may conceivably have been revised. Included also is a brief Preface by the English publisher, dated December, 1848 - the book almost certainly being issued for the Christmas market of that year. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.7, 86, 156, and 240. That for p.7 is here tipped in to face p.6; that for p.240 p.206; the rest are included as marked. P.207 in this copy is numbered in error ‘107': issue significance, if any, not known.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Uncle Tom's cabin Or Negro life In the slave states of America. Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1852. 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements precede title-page; half-title not called for; pp.vi+[490]; vertically ribbed olive brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of joints neatly restored; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first Authorised English edition (denominated AUTHOR'S EDITION on the spine).

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, English and American Booksellers and Publishers. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable & Co., 1856. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; contemporary half morocco, spines with raised bands tooled and lettered gilt, marbled sides, end-papers and edges. Slight general wear to covers; a little light foxing and marking in text, mostly marginal, but in general nice.

Blanck, 19388. Precedes the American edition, from which it differs totally in punctuation, the arrangement of paragraphs, etc., as well as to some extent in text. The 4pp. Preface, subscribed "Montague Street, Russell Square, London, August 21, 1856" bears no resemblance to the American Preface. The American edition appeared in two volumes the same year.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Dred; A Tale of the great dismal swamp. In two volumes. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1856. Binder's blank at front and back in each volume; half-titles not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; volume one with pale yellow end-papers; off-white end-papers in volume two, printed with advertisements in black; vertically fine ribbed very dark brown cloth, blocked blind on sides; volume one with border having square over all configuration at its inner edge, that of volume two having a scalloped over all configuration, spines uniformly lettered gilt. Cloth worn; some marking in text. As a working copy.

Blanck, 19389; Merle Johnson, 4th edition, p.481, noting both states of the end-papers but stating no preference. The first American edition.

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STOWE (H. Beecher). The Minister's wooing. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, 1859. (The Author reserves the right of Translation.) The original fourteen illustrated Parts in ten, as issued, lge.12mo, each Part containing one sheet (24pp.) and one wood-engraved plate, the double Parts two sheets and two plates, except for Part 3. (so numbered) which contains only 22pp. text (the first leaf, ‘D[1]' being a single inset) and 4pp. conjugate text-paper advertisements, presumably printed integral with the sheet (p.1 bearing an advertisement for ‘Rowland's Kalydor', the rest publisher's advertisements); Part 4. and Part 5. (so numbered) which contain 20pp. text; Part VII. (so numbered) which contains 16pp. text; and the double Parts ‘XI & XII.' and‘XIII & XIV.' (so numbered), which each contain three sheets, the former having and only one plate to compensate for its extra size; inserted leaf of smaller pink paper at end of the double Part 1 & 2 (so numbered), and Part 5. (so numbered) advertising ‘Piesse & Lubin's Pistachio nut Skin & complexion powder.'; Part VI. (so numbered) with inserted leaf of thinner white paper at end bearing advertisement for ‘Rowlands' Macassar Oil', etc. on recto, blank on verso; Part VII. (so numbered) with 4pp. inserted advertisements at end on smaller thin cream paper for ‘Dr. De Jongh's Light brown Cod liver oil', 4pp. on smaller white thin paper for ‘Norton's Camomile Pills', and 2pp. on smaller pink thin paper for ‘Piesse & Lubin's Pistachio nut Skin & complexion powder.'; Part VIII. (so numbered) with 4pp. inserted advertisements at end on smaller thin pink paper for ‘Dr. De Jongh's Light brown Cod liver oil'; the double Part XI & XII. with 2pp. advertisements at end on smaller pink thin paper for ‘Piesse & Lubin's Pistachio nut Skin & complexion powder.'; the double Part XIII & XIV. with 4pp. inserted advertisements at end on smaller thin yellow paper for ‘Dr. De Jongh's Light brown Cod liver oil', and 2pp. advertisements on smaller pink thin paper for ‘Piesse & Lubin's Pistachio nut Skin & complexion powder.'; prelims. at end of final part: half-title not called for, title-page followed by leaf bearing Introduction; pp.[iv]+362[?+4]; original pale greenish blue paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front wrappers bearing a design by Phiz not otherwise included in the volume, the inside and back wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Two by one and a half inch corner chipped from front wrapper of double Part 1 & 2, and slight fraying of upper corner of plates and first two leaves of text; short marginal tears in half a dozen leaves of one Part, apparently due to an original handling fault; one Part stabbed but not sewn, apparently as issued; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice set. Very scarce in the original Parts.

Blanck, 19406. In this set, the double Part 1 & 2 collates in twelves as Blanck's variant 2; Part 3. has the erroneous price ‘One Shilling' crossed through and ‘Sixpence' substituted by stamped type; and the double Part XIII & XIV are without the erroneous statement concerning the number of plates which is found at the foot of the wrapper in some copies, whilst the back wrapper bears an advertisement for ‘Christening robes', as in Blanck's variant C. Two editions of the book were published in parts in England, apparently simultaneously. This is the more expensive illustrated edition. Precedes the first American edition. Includes an authorial Introduction dated from ‘18 Montague Street, Russell Square, August 25, 1859'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STOWE (H. Beecher). The Minister's wooing. Sampson Low [sic] Son, & Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, 1859. The Author reserves the right of Translation[.] Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral (v. note); pp.[iv]+239+[i (printer's imprint)]+4; lilac buckram printed in purple and brown on sides and spine, after the manner of a yellowback; slip of buff paper advertising ‘On the 10th November will be ready . . . in Two Volumes, post 8vo., cloth, When the snow falls. By W. Moy Thomas.' on recto, other volumes on verso, tipped on to the front end-paper. Design rubbed on covers, back joint neatly restored, head and tail of spine a little worn; slight scattered foxing and dusting, but in general a nice copy internally. Scarce in the original binding.

Blanck, 19405. Precedes the American edition. Includes an authorial Introduction dated from ‘18 Montague Street, Russell Square, August 25, 1859'. The text-paper advertisements, though tipped in, are almost certainly integral: together with the four leaves of the last gathering of text, ‘R', and the two leaves of the prelims., they would make one full sheet. The book was published at 2/6, this price appearing on the spine. In this copy, in addition to the lack of a comma on the title-page, the second ‘l' in ‘all' in l.11 of the Introduction is in an Italic face instead of a Roman one. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). The minister's wooing. New York: Derby and Jackson, 119 Nassau Street, 1859. Binder's blank at front and back; final blank; pp.[iv]+578+[ii]; ‘black' (i.e., very dark brown) bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; lemon end-papers. Small, almost invisible restorations to cloth of spine; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy.

Blanck, 19407. Blanck's title-page variant 1 (i.e., with New York imprint only, and ‘H.O. Houghton' imprint on verso), and binding blocked as variant ‘A' (four rule frame on sides, inner two rules crossed to form corner ornaments, and with ornaments in middle of each side), but with cloth grain listed by Blanck only for variants ‘B', ‘C', and ‘D', and with cloth colour listed only for variants ‘A' and ‘B': apparently an intermediate binding variant coming between Blanck's ‘A' and ‘B'. The first American edition.

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STOWE (Mrs.). Tales and sketches By American authoresses. Mrs. Stowe and Miss M'Intosh. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row; Edinburgh; and New York, 1859. Narrow f'cap 8vo; two works in one volume, as issued; half-title not called for; cancel title leaf; two blanks at end of first work; each work, correctly, as here issued, without separate prelims.; 8pp. integral advertisements at end of second work, dated 1854; light grey-green bead grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight wear to head and tale of spine; end-papers cracked; slight scattered foxing and marking; four leaves opened somewhat roughly; a very good copy, near nice.

Remainder issue. The first work is the third or fourth English edition of ‘The Mayflower' by Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was first issued in England by both by Nelson and by Tegg (albeit in a reduced form) in 1849, and reprinted both by Hodson and by Nelson, as here, in the Autumn of 1852, the present copy including a publisher's Preface dated October, 1852; the second work is the first English edition of ‘Louise de la Valliere' by Maria Jane M'Intosh, which was issued by Nelson in 1854. Both books were issued by Nelson at 1/-, presumably in wrappers. ‘The Mayflower' was first issued in America in 1843, and contained fifteen stories as against the ten printed by Nelson in 1849, and the fourteen in the present volume. Several of the titles have been changed, but the omitted story would appear to be ‘The Sabbath: Sketches from a Note-book of an Elderly Gentleman'. We have not traced an American edition of ‘Louis de la Valliere', which is at any rate not in Wright.

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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine. Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47, Ludgate Hill, 1861. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, dated April 12th, 1861; pp.[158]+[ii]; glazed white boards, printed on front cover in red, black, and blue, on back cover with publisher's advertisements in blue (these reproducing some of the integral advertisements); fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Rebacked with near-matching paper, two-thirds of the original backstrip being laid on; slight wear to corners; small, neat, ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Includes a Preface by the author, dated from Andover [Mass.] ‘April, 1861', not included in the subsequent American edition. The first part of a two part work, neither of which included a volume number, the second part not being issued until 1862. Precedes the American edition, which appeared complete in one volume in that year, following the publication in England of both the second part and of the first complete edition of both parts. Blanck, 19412, recording only copies in blue morocco cloth, but hypothesising copies in boards on the basis of contemporary advertisements.

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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine. Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47, Ludgate Hill, 1861. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, dated April 12th, 1861; pp.[158]+[ii]; glazed white boards, printed on front cover in red, black, and blue, on back cover with publisher's advertisements in blue (these reproducing some of the integral advertisements); fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Backstrip lacking; one or two leaves opened a trifle roughly; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes a Preface by the author dated from Andover in Kent ‘April, 1861'. Precedes the American edition, which was dated 1862.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Agnes of Sorrento. Smith, Elder and Co., 1862. Contemporary half purple calf, rubbed and peeling, but sound; lacking the half-title; a little slight fingering, but generally nice.

Bearing the same date as the American edition.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Queer little people. Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill; Bell & Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden, 1867. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[122]; (?)contemporary deep pink vertically fine ribbed moire cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. pale pink. Very nice copy.

Bearing the same date as the American edition, which it may precede. The British Library Catalogue lists only an edition dated 1868.

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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). Pink and White Tyranny. A Society Novel. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. advertisements on text-paper precede half-title page; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[4]+viii+331+[1 (blank)]; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, on text-paper, at end, dated Summer of 1871; binder's blank at front and back; green patterned sand grain cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with publisher's initials device, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark caramel. Virtually fine copy.



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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). Deacon Pitkin's farm. And Christ's Christmas Presents. With illustrations. James Clarke & Co., 13, Fleet Street, E.C., 1875. Super roy.16mo in half-sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece (on text-paper, and probably printed conjugate with the final gathering of text, completing the quarter sheet); three full-page wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, two of them unbacked, but all included in the pagination; pp.[iv (excluding frontispiece)]+102; puce morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered with series device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; end-papers coated light jade green. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and spine faded; a little scattered light marking in text; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Blanck, 19558, not recording an issue in cloth. We are puzzled by Blanck's inclusion of this title in section two of the Stowe bibliography: since it is dated 1875 and was obviously issued for the Christmas market of that year, it may well precede the American edition (containing an extra story, and entitled ‘Betty's Bright Idea'), which was dated 1876, and apparently published in mid-December 1875. Issued by Clarke as a volume in the series ‘Christian World Library'.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Betty's Bright Idea. Also, Deacon Pitkin's farm, And The first Christmas of New England. With Illustrations. New York: J.B. Ford & Company, 1876. Lge.12mo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, one plate, and other illustrations on text paper; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth blocked blind on back cover, black and gilt, and lettered gilt, on front cover; pale buff end-papers. Very nice copy.

V. Johnson, American first editions, 4th edn., p.482.

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STRAIN (E.H.). Elmslie's drag-net: Being certain notes made by him In the fishing village Of Aberspendie. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1900. Pp.[viii]+288; chalk blue bubble grain cloth, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Two small marks on front cover; slight foxing of edges and half-title; otherwise a virtually fine, copy.

Second issue binding, with the words: METHUEN'S / SHILLING / NOVELS blocked as the spine imprint. The book was originally issued in October 1900 at 6/- net. ‘Methuen's Shilling Novels' series seems to have functioned in the same way as the Chatto & Windus ‘Centaur Library' series did in the 1920s and 1930s, enabling the clearing off of unwanted first edition sheets at a reduced price, without actually remaindering them. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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STREET (G.S.). The Autobioggraphy Of a boy. Passages Selected By his friend G.S. Street. London: John Lane; Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Company, 1894. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved title-page designed by C.W. Furse; printer's imprint on verso of last leaf; pp.xiv+[ii]+111+[i]; publisher's inserted 16pp. text-paper catalogue dated 1894, at end; vertically fine-ribbed moiré metallic-green cloth lettered and with short rule gilt on spine, reading at the tail LONDON / AND / PHILADELPHIA / 1894; t.e.g., others uncut; white laid end-papers. Cloth of spine slightly darkened and some very light marginal embrowning; otherwise a very nice copy.

Described as ‘Third Edition' on the verso of the title-page, it is in fact more properly the second edition, the first having been published under the imprint of Elkin Mathews and John Lane, according to Nelson, on June 8th 1894, and the second impression in July. This present second edition, published by Lane alone, is identical with the first apart from the title-page imprint and catalogue. It appears to be unrecorded. Mathews and Lane formally dissolved their partnership at the end of September, though the decision to give Lane ‘The Bodley Head' imprint was taken on or shortly before the 4th of August (v. Nelson, p.272). The catalogue, also dated 1894, is for books published for John Lane only, and does contain the Bodley Head logo, though it lists the second impression of the present title. In the following year Lane was to designate it as Vol.I of ‘The Mayfair Set' and to use its moiré metallic cloth, in various colours, as the series dress. Nelson 90, listing the first two impressions only; this impression not on COPAC, which records only the first and sixth.

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STREET (G.S.). Episodes. William Heinemann, 1895. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 24pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1894; cerise buckram blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover, blocked with peacock-feather design on front cover and spine, all pale green, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Lower corner of first advertisement leaf turned, otherwise a fine copy.

First issue, with the author's name wrongly given on the spine as ‘E.S. Street'. The format and binding of the volume are in the uniform style of an unnamed series, the first volume of which was "The Attack on the Mill" by Zola. This is the sixth volume so issued.

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STREET (G.S.). Episodes. William Heinemann, 1895. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 24pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1894; cerise buckram blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover, blocked with peacock-feather design on front cover and spine, all pale green, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Lower corner of first advertisement leaf turned, otherwise a fine copy.

Second issue, with the author's name given correctly on the spine as ‘G.S. Street' rather than ‘E.S. Street' as in the first issue. The format and binding of the volume are in the uniform style of an unnamed series, the first volume of which was "The Attack on the Mill" by Zola. This is the sixth volume so issued.

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STREET (G.S.). The wise And The wayward. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1896. Extra.cr.8vo, printed, except as described, on white laid paper; integral advertisement leaf (a cancel on cream-toned laid paper) precedes half-title; single inset advertisement leaf, on cream-toned laid paper, followed by publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1897; light apple-green fine-linen patterned buckram, panelled dark olive green within gilt ruled box, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; cream-toned laid paper end-papers. Two light fox-spots on front cover, and a little scattered light foxing in text; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, English issue, first state of issue: without the Erratum slip tipped into later copies after the last leaf of text. The erratum ‘we kiss' for ‘they kiss' in the quotation on p.222 is present in all copies. Printed by John Wilson and Son at The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A. The cancel advertisement leaf is for Street's other books, and bears English prices; so is, and does, the inset advertisement leaf at the end, which was probably printed conjuage with it. Whether it is therefore to be considered integral is an interesting point of bibliography. . . . Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STREET (G.S.). The wise And The wayward. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1896. Extra.cr.8vo, printed, except as described, on white laid paper; integral advertisement leaf (a cancel on cream-toned laid paper) precedes half-title; Erratum slip tipped in after last leaf of text; single inset advertisement leaf, on cream-toned laid paper, followed by publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1897; light apple-green fine-linen patterned buckram, panelled dark green within gilt ruled box, and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; cream-toned laid paper end-papers. Slight mottling of enamel; a very little light scattered foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue, second state of issue: with the Erratum slip. Printed by John Wilson and Son at The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A. The cancel advertisement leaf is for Street's other books, and bears English prices; so is, and does, the inset advertisement leaf at the end, which was probably printed conjuage with it. Whether it is therefore to be considered integral is an interesting point of bibliography. . . . Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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STREET (G.S.). Some Notes Of a Struggling Genius. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Sm.sq.8vo; binder's blank before half-title, two at end; title page printed in red and black; imprint leaf printed in red and black, followed by 12pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1898, and integral blank at end; bluish cream wrappers printed in red and grey; a.e. uncut. Fore-edges of wrappers slightly frayed; catalogue foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Number Four of the Bodley Booklets. Printed in the U.S.A., May, 1898.

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[STRETTON (Hesba, i.e., Sarah Smith). Jessica's First prayer. By the author of "Fern's Hollow," "Fishers of Derby Haven," "Pilgrim Street," "Max Krömer," etc. The Religious Tract Society; 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard, And 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [1867]. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; frontispiece and five full page illustrations by Butterworth & Heath after ‘A.W.B.', arranged as plates, but all on text-paper and included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+92+[iv]; milk-chocolate patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt within gilt blocked box on front cover; antique toned end-papers. Flexion crease in front board; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3152, recording a copy in red-brown sand grain cloth, differently blocked, and with only the first three titles listed on the title-page as ‘By the author of', which he regarded as probably dating from the early 1870s; Wolff, 6459, recording a copy similar to Sadleir's, but in green cloth. The present copy has a small W.H. Smith blind-stamp on the front end-paper, suggesting that it may have been a library copy. Beneath is a neat post-disposal ownership inscription dated ‘1875'.

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[STRETTON (Hesba, i.e, Sarah Smith).]. Alone in London. By the author of "Jessica's First Prayer," "The Children of Cloverly," etc. The Religious Tract Society; 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; And 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [1869]. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece and five full page illustrations by Butterworth & Heath after ‘A.W.B.', arranged as plates, but all on text-paper and included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; pp.144; grass green very fine bead grain cloth ruled and embossed with binder's signature blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated cream. Small mark on front cover; scattered light foxing; in general a nice copy.

The Newbolt library contains a copy identical with ours, except that it is in dark purple cloth: usefully, it bears an inscription dated 1869, which would seem to confirm the priority of issue of this title-page and binding style. Sadleir, 3150, records an otherwise similar copy, except that the second of the two works credited to the author on the title-page is "Little Meg's Children" instead of "The Children of Cloverly", and that the spine is plain, and this bears an inscription dated 1871; Wolff, 6448, records a copy otherwise like Sadleir's, except that it is in diagonal fine ribbed cloth, with a plain spine, and that too is presumably of a later printing.

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STRETTON (Hesba, i.e. Sarah Smith). David Lloyd's last will. Second issue [sic!]. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston. Manchester: Tubbs and Brook, 1870. 2 Vols., bound in one, as issued; conjugate cancel half-title and title, original dedication leaf, and Contents leaf to each volume precede first leaf of text; pp.[x]+320; [1]-[322 (last page blank)]; publisher's green morocco cloth, sides elaborately blocked black, spine blocked blind and gilt, ruled and lettered gilt; t.e. uncut; cream coated end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners; end-papers slightly cracked; some scattered foxing; a nice copy, nonetheless, of a rare book.

An adult novel by the author of ‘Jessica's First Prayer', the story being set against the background of the soup kitchens and missions of Manchester during the Cotton Famine of the early 1860s, and giving an unsentimental and authentic picture of the exceptional privations and outdoor reliefs of the times. A well written and well constructed story of some local and socio-historical interest, written by one who was evidently a participating observer of the scenes she describes. Sadleir lists two three deckers and two children's books by this author, but not this title. Printed in Manchester by Tubbs and Brook, who may conceivably have been sole publishers of the two volume issue. The only occasion on which we can remember seeing the words SECOND ISSUE on a title-page - a refreshingly accurate description, which, if the practice had only been more widely adopted, could have saved poor bibliographers much labour!

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[STRETTON (Hesba, i.e, Sarah Smith).]. Max Krömer. A story of The siege of Strasbourg. By the author of "Jessica's First Prayer," "Little Meg's Children," "Alone in London," etc. The Religious Tract Society; 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; And 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [1871]. Roy.16mo in half-sheets; printed on antique toned paper; frontispiece and five full page illustrations by Butterworth & Heath after ‘A.W.B.', arranged as plates, but all on text-paper and included in the pagination; other illustrations in text; pp.143+[i (advertisements)]; magenta fine morocco cloth ruled and embossed with binder's signature blind on sides, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; antique toned end-papers. Gilt rather dull on spine; slight patchy fading of covers; neat signature on upper margin of title-page; a little light dusting and foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6462, recording two copies in green patterned sand-grain cloth, with additional blind blocking on back cover, and cream end-papers, one of them bearing an inscription dated 1873, which suggests that the Wolff copies at least were later reprints. The blind embossed signature, ‘LEWIS BINDER' in the rules on the sides of the present volume, not mentioned for the Wolff copies, suggest a similarity of dating to two of Sadleir's holdings of other Hesba Stretton titles in this series, one of which bore an inscription dated 1871, the date of the first issue of this title. We therefore believe the present volume to date from that year, and almost certainly to be the correct first issue.

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[STRETTON (Mrs. J.C.).]. The Lady of Glynne, By The author Of "Margaret and Her Bridesmaids." In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1857. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; last page of volumes one and three advertisements; pp.[iv]+293+[i]; [ii]+316; [ii]+333+[i]; half dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt, green straight morocco cloth sides; drab faced end-papers. Very slight wear to leather at corners; binder's blanks foxed, with light offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6597.

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STRICKLAND (Agnes). Historical tales of illustrious British children. Published by Nathaniel Hailes, N.D. [1833]. 12mo; engraved frontispiece by E.T. Parris, with tissue guard; pp.iv+300; red morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth chipped at tail of spine, and splitting at edges; most of front free end-paper excised; some leaves a little proud; one or two small marks on early margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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STUART (Esmè [i.e., Amélie Claire Le Roy].). Harum scarum: A poor relation. Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, E.C., 1896. Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[288]; dark green sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked, lettered, and embossed with lettering, blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower spray pattern in grey. A fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6609. Issued upon first publication as volume No.41 of Jarrold's ‘Greenback Series', this fact being stated on the front cover and in the series advertisements on the verso of the half-title, where the series is advance listed to No.43, the last two titles, and nos.30, 31, 34, 35, and 36 being marked ‘Shortly'. A popular series, little seen today, since the wire-stitching of the bindings tended to rust away, resulting in their early disintegration.

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STURKEY (Henry George, M.D.). The Heir of Maberley. A novel. In two volumes. London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 66, Brook Street, W., 1867. Sm.post 8vo; half-titles not called for; blank precedes title leaf in volume two; pp.iv+308; [iv]+324; purple sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked and lettered with publisher's motto device gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale cream. Two or three fox-spots on prelims. of each volume; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy with the author's sixteen word inscription on the back of the front end-paper in each volume. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6624, listing an otherwise similar copy in patterned-sand grain cloth and without the gilt edges. The present copy is evidently one of a small number of copies specially prepared for the author for presentation - apropos of which the gilt on the covers here appears to be real gold.

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SUE (Eugene). The Negro's revenge; Or, Brulart, The Black pirate, From the French Of Eugene Sue. Published by J. Clements, Little Pulteney Street, N.D. [1842]. Demy 8vo, printed, apart from the author's Preface, in double column; six wood engraved illustrations in text; pp.[2]+iv+49+[i (blank)]; modern card wrappers. Small stain on two margins, not approaching text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Designed to be issued in five eight page numbers and a final double number of sixteen pages, the prelims. being part of the last number, the present copy, on the evidence of stab-holes, was originally made up as a volume, and presumably issued thus in wrappers, here discarded. The title leaf is conjugate with the first leaf of the Preface, the second leaf of the Preface being a single inset (here bound in back to front). The paper of the prelims. appears to be identical with that of the last gathering, and was almost certainly printed conjugate with it, completing the full sheet. The design of the volume, however, apart from its size, does not suggest Clements as the originator of the publication: he did not go in for woodcuts, or for setting his text in double column. Also the the running titles throughout do not reproduce the main title and sub-title as above, but read: ‘Brulart, the black pirate; or, Attar Gull'. It was a Clements habit to alter the titles of works he took over from other publishers. The fact that the prelims. here appear to have been printed as part of the last number suggests that in this case Clements may have entered into an agreement with the original publisher, whilst the issue of the numbers was in process, that he would take from him a quantity of sets, and that some copies of the final number were thereupon run off with an integral Clements title leaf. There is no indication whatsoever of whom the original publisher may have been. The volume, under any of its titles, is not in Block, Summers, or Wolff; Sadleir, 3757a Postscript, briefly notes its inclusion as the final part in Vol.V. of Clements' ‘The Romancist, and Novelist's Library' though he did not in fact possess the volume. It is the only title included in the first five volumes of the series to have the text set in double column.

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SUE (Eugene). The Wandering Jew. With an Authentic Portrait and Memoir of the Author. Published by E. Appleyard, 86, Farringdon Street, 1845. Sm.4to; half-title not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece and sixteen plates; numerous woodcuts in the text. BOUND WITH: FEVAL (Paul). The Loves of Paris. A Romance. Translated from the French of Paul Feval By John Wilson Ross. With numerous engravings on wood. G. Vickers, 3, Catherine Street, Strand, 1846. Sm 4to; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper. Two works bound in one volume, half black calf, marbled sides; brown faced end-papers. Covers slightly rubbed; some offsetting from frontispiece; otherwise fine.

The Sue was issued in seventy penny numbers (twopence, with a plate), and sixpenny parts; the Feval in twenty-two numbers. The relationship between this edition of ‘The Wandering Jew' and that published in threepenny bi-weekly numbers and shiling bi-monthly parts by Chapman and Hall (v. Sadleir 3159) is not apparent. Sadleir states that the Chapman and Hall edition was published concurrently with its appearance in the original French in Paris in 1844-5. The present edition appears to have been as well: Sue's envoy is dated ‘Paris, 25th August, 1845' the Appleyard frontispiece is dated ‘June 1, 1845'.

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SUE (Eugene). The Wandering Jew. Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1844 [-5; -5]. 3 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.iv+491+[i (printer's imprint)]; iv+375+[i (blank)]; iv+372; publisher's inserted 12pp. catalogue at end of volume two; dark grey-green vertically fine-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed in volume one, trimmed in other volumes; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth very slightly worn at head and tail of spines, and cloth of spines a fraction faded; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. TOGETHER WITH: [Heath's Illustrations to The Wandering Jew. January - October, 1845]. Parts I-XVIII (ex 26) of the separately issued plates (part XVIII being issued concurrently with the third volume of the original issue of the book, the remaining parts being issued later), seventy-two plates, wood-engraved by Heath after various artists, bound up without the wrappers in contemporary half green calf, green bead grain cloth sides. Calf a trifle rubbed, and very slightly worn at corners; otherwise fine.

The first issue in book form, the sheets having originally been issued in bi-weekly numbers at threepence and bi-monthly parts at one shilling, concurrently with its appearance in the original French in Paris. Sadleir, 3159 refers. Sadleir's bald statement that the first issue contained illustrations, whilst the second did not is entirely incomprehensible, especially since he also records the fact that "With the completion of Vol.I and its issue . . . Chapman & Hall began the publication of a series of twenty-six sixpenny parts, containing the illustrations alone". Now the only point there could be in publishing the illustrations by themselves was that they might be added to parts that had been issued without them, and since publication of the plates did not begin until after the issuance of the first volume in book form, that volume could hardly have contained them. This view of things is supported by the ‘English Catalogue of Books' which has the following entries: "Wandering Jew, 3 vols. 8vo 23/-Chapman & H. 1844-5; with Valentius' illustrations, 3 v. 8vo. 36s.; illustrat. sep. 8vo. 14s. Chapman & H. 1845". It is further supported by the advertisements in the catalogue of the present copy, which list not only the numbers and the parts, but also the first issued volume, without mention of illustrations, following this with a listing of the separate parts issue containing the illustrations alone. The numbers of ‘The Mysteries of Paris', which were being published at the same time, and which did contain illustrations, cost twice as much. All this appears to us to be conclusive, and we must regard the issue containing the plates as secondary. The catalogue is interesting also for its inclusion of the text of a letter, dated January 6th, 1845, and presumably here first published, from Sue to Mr. Charles Heath, on the subject of the illustrations.

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SUE (Eugene). The Salamander. A naval romance. By Eugene Sue, Author of The Mysteries of Paris, The Wandering Jew, Matilda, etc., etc. Translated from the French by Charles H. Wood, Esq. Published by J.S. Pratt, 1845. Roy.32mo, in quarter sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper; pp.448; very dark brown fine diaper cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; buff end-papers. Short tear in one fore-margin; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

We can trace no English listing of this title, which at any rate is not in Summers, Block, Sadleir, Wolff, the English Catalogue of Books, or the British or London Library Catalogues.

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SUE (Eugene). Paula Monti: Or, The Hotel Lambert. From the French By The translator of the "Mysteries of Paris," and the "Wandering Jew." With twenty engravings, Under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath, From designs by Jules David. Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, 1845. Half-title, frontispiece with tissue guard, and nineteen plates; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. End-papers cracked, and some plates just a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir.

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SUE (Eugene). The Commander of Malta. By Eugene Sue. Translated from the French By Adelbert Doisy, Master of the French school in the Royal Belfast Academical institution. Belfast: Simms and M'Intyre; London: W. S. Orr and Co. Amen Corner, 1846. F'cap 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; engraved title leaf of thick cream paper precedes half/series title, and letterpress title; integral advertisement leaf at end; horizontally fine ribbed claret cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Nice copy.

Issued on March 1st, 1846, as the second volume in the series ‘The Parlour Novelist' ‘Price 2s. sewed, or 2s. 6d. in cloth boards', as here. Printed in Belfast. Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 3754/2; Block, p.229, recording the volume only from a review. The first edition in English of a work first published in France in 1841.

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SUE (Eugene). Illustrated Standard Edition: The Labyrinth of love; Or, the Mysteries of the heart. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings, From designs by the most eminent artists. London:- John Lofts, 262, Strand, N.D. [c.1853]. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title, title, and Directions to the Binder leaf (i.e., list of plates), precede start of text; nineteen wood-engraved plates, ex twenty (v. note); wood-engraved head-piece and historiated initial letter to first Chapter; pp.[vi]+[282]; rose straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt with a rather curious asymmetrical emblematic design on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight fading of spine; half-title a little scuffed, and foxed with slight offsetting onto title page; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

We can trace no record of this title, which at any rate is not in Summers, Block, Sadleir, Wolff, the English Catalogue of Books, or the British or London Library Catalogues. It was published originally as 36 numbers in 35, each containing four leaves of text, and, presumably, costing one penny, the three preliminary leaves being part of the final double number. The present copy is of the issue in book form. In this copy the plates to face pp.87 and 121 are lacking, and have clearly never been included in the volume, that to p.121 being replaced by a second copy of the plate to p.143; p.67 is unpaginated, and p.143 has the misprint ‘LABYRINFH' in the running title.

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[SULLIVAN (Arabella Jane).]. Recollections Of A chaperon. Edited by Lady Dacre. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Successor to Henry Colburn.), 1833. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without half-titles; contemporary half morocco faced roan, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine, matching marbled sides and end-papers, sprinkled burnished edges. Leather minutely chipped at headband in one volume, spines slightly rubbed and faded in all three; light embrowning of corners of about fifty pages; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 3160; Wolff, 1707. Lady Dacre was the writer's mother.

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[SULLIVAN (Arabella Jane).]. Tales Of the Peerage and the peasantry. Edited by Lady Dacre. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1835. 12mo; half-titles not called for; fly-title precedes title in volume two; pp.[vi]+312; [iv]+336; [ii]+310+[ii (blank)]; contemporary half natural calf, matching marbled sides and edges; later marbled end-papers. Rebacked with near matching sheep, red labels ruled and lettered gilt. Binder's blanks foxed, with some offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1708. The Editor was the authoress's mother.

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SULLIVAN (Robert).]. The Agent of Broome Warren. A Novel. In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1871. 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[ii]+296; [ii]+296; [ii]+300; purple diagonal dot, line, and slanted-guinea-roll ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6631, recording a copy in smooth red-brown cloth, blocked black on sides ans spine, lettered gilt on spine, and with cafe-au-lait [?coated] end-papers. The very unusual cloth grain on the present copy consists of bands made up from three parallel lines of beads, somewhat after the manner of a dot and line ribbed cloth, alternating with a slanted guinea-roll bands, each pair of bands being separated from the next by a plain narrow rib. Each band is about 3mm wide, the ribs 1mm. We have never seen this grain of cloth on any other book.

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[SURTEES (R.S.).]. Hawbuck Grange; Or, the Sporting adventures of Thomas Scott, Esq. By the author of "Handley Cross; or, the Spa Hunt," &c. With eight illustrations by Phiz. Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. Demy 8vo; engraved frontispiece and seven plates; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's 32pp.inserted catalogue, dated October 1847; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth blocked blind and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Rebound in full red crushed Levant morocco, preserving the original free end-papers, the front panel of original cloth binding (laid on to the new additional, yellow, front end-paper), and a panel bearing the original spine lettering, clipped round and laid on to the morocco spine. Leather a little mottled; a little scattered very light dusting and marking, and one plate foxed with offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.39, 96, 132, 166, 226, 253, and 323, and are here so bound in.

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[SURTEES (R.S.).]. Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt. By The author of "Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour," "Jorrocks's Jaunts," etc. etc. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1854. Demy 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; wood-cut vignette on title; frontispiece and sixteen steel-engraved plates, all finely hand-coloured; eighty-four wood-engravings in text; darkish salmon vertically fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced pale caramel. Cloth unobtrusively restored at head and tail of spine, a little marked, and showing slight wear at edges of boards; gilt slightly rubbed; internally a nice copy, the plates very clean and fresh.

The best, and first illustrated, edition, of a book originally published in three volumes in 1843. Sadleir, 3162a, listing an otherwise similar copy with primrose end-papers. The present end-papers suit the cloth and look designed: we suspect this copy of exhibiting the primary binding. As in the Sadleir copy the plate listed to face p.1 has been utilised as frontispiece. Woolf, 6633a, records a copy in which this plate was bound in to face p.1, the plate utilised as frontispiece being that listed to face p.532. The Woolf copy, like Sadleir's, appears to have had primrose end-papers.

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[SURTEES (R.S.).]. "Ask mamma;" Or, The richest commoner in England. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Sponge's Sporting Tour," Etc. etc. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and twelve plates, all hand-coloured; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; vertically fine-ribbed rose madder cloth, blocked and ruled blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Restorations to cloth of spine at head and tail and front joint; gilt a little rubbed; end-papers unobtrusively strengthened at gutters; one plate with short tear mended on verso with tissue; scattered slight dusting and spotting; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 3161.

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[SURTEES (R.S.).]. "Ask mamma;" Or, The richest commoner in England. By the Author of "Handley Cross," "Sponge's Sporting Tour," Etc. etc. With illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858. Demy 8vo; frontispiece and twelve plates, all hand-coloured; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; horizontally fine-ribbed rose madder cloth, blocked and ruled blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated cream; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of spine worn at head and tail; gilt rubbed; back end-papers cracked and re-glued at joint; old ownership inscription on title-page; scattered slight dusting and spotting; a very good copy, nonetheless, in well above average condition for this title.

Sadleir, 3161. A minor binding variant, the cloth grain in the Sadleir copy running vertically.

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SURTEES-RAINE (Edith Cornforth). A woman's Dilemma. Illustrations by W. Gunston. London: Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School Union, 2 and 3 Ludgate Circus Buildings; 2 Castle Street, City Road, E.C., N.D. [1891]. Sm.cr.8vo; wood engraved frontispiece and two plates; pp.[viii]+200; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end; scarlet buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked olive green, moss green, grey, black, and pink, lettered black and black shadowed gilt on front cover, blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with conventional floral pattern in brownish grey. Inscription on back of frontispiece, and back end-paper; half-title foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

There is no list of plates but they are tipped-in to face pp.4 and 180. The probable first issue, purchased from the publisher's file though without sign of provenance. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SURTEES-RAINE (Edith Cornforth). A woman's Dilemma. Illustrations by W. Gunston. London: Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School Union, 2 and 3 Ludgate Circus Buildings; 2 Castle Street, City Road, E.C., N.D. [1891]. Sm.cr.8vo; wood engraved frontispiece and two plates; pp.[viii]+200; light grey-green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked brown and black, lettered black and black shadowed gilt on front cover, blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Prize label dated 1892 on front paste-down; hole in front end-paper where library label has been removed; class-marks on back of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

There is no list of plates but they are tipped-in to face pp.4 and 180. Probable later issue, copies also being known in red cloth, more colourfully blocked, and with an undated 16pp. Catalogue inserted at end. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SUTCLIFFE (Halliwell). Ricroft of Withens By Halliwell Sutcliffe Author of ‘A Man of the Moors Etc. [sic]. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1898. Post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.viii+447+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on fronr cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. A very little scattered foxing; slight spine roll; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). The strait gate By Annie S. Swan, Author of "Mark Desborough's Vow;" "The Better Part;" "Aldersyde;" etc. London, S.W. Partridge & Co., 9 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1887]. Wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper; other illustrations in text; pp.215 (including frontispiece)+[i (blank)]; publisher's 16pp. Catalogue (datable from 1887) at end; bevelled brown diagonally fine-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked pictorially black and bright and matt gilt, lettered black, and black-shadowed gilt on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced yellow. Ownership rubber-stamps on front end-papers, and a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

The catalogue lists this title along with others traceable to this year (such as Emma Marshall's ‘Eaglehurst Towers') under the heading ‘New Books'. Agrees with the British Library copy. Not in Sadleir. This title not in Wolff.

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SWAN (Annie S[herherd].). Homespun: A Study of a Simple Folk. By Annie S. Swan. (Mrs. Burnett-Smith.) With illustrations. London, 1893: Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row. Narrow cr.8vo with die-cut rounded corners; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and three full-page illustrations, unbacked, but on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.176; tan wrappers printed in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements for The Garland Library (to No.48); white end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with publisher's advertisements. Wrappers a little marked, and paper covering of spine chipped at head and tail with loss of three letters of title; small stain on one page, not obscuring text; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff; COPAC records only the Trinity College Dublin copy of the first edition, though the British Library, Oxford, and Cambridge list the 32nd Thousand, and the National Library of Scotland a copy of the 37th Thousand.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd]. (Mrs. Burnett-Smith)). A Lost ideal. Edinburgh & London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.383+[i (blank)]; fawn crushed morocco cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's imprint device black on back cover, blocked black, gilt, orange, and pale greenish blue, lettered black, and black-outlined fawn, on front cover and spine. Inscription cut from front end-paper with short related slit in fore-margin of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsome book.

The cover design is unusual, and extremely effective. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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SWAN (Maggie). A Neglected privilege: The story of a Modern woman. With two full page illustrations by Stephen Reid. Ward, Lock, & Bowden, Limited, London, New York, & Melbourne, 1896. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate; final blank; pp.285+[iii]; vertically fine ribbed cherry red cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Slight fading of covers, and gilt very dull, or lacking, from spine; inscription on half-title; text otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd]. (Mrs. Burnett-Smith)). Mrs. Keith Hamilton, M.B.: More experiences Of Elizabeth Glen. With full-page Illustrations by D. Murray Smith. 1897, Hutchinson & Co, 34, Paternoster Row. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; 7pp. integral advertisements at end (starting of verso of last leaf of text); half-title (with advertisements on verso), and first leaf of final gathering are single insets; pp.vi+275+[vii]; grey-green buckram, blocked dark reddish-brown, gilt, and silver, lettered silver and dark reddish-brown-outlined gilt on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered grey-green-through-gilt, and silver, on spine; end-papers printed florally pale grey. Very slight darkening of spine; inscription cut from top edge of front end-paper; margins of some plates foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Linked short stories, one concerning the theft of a diamond bracelet. This title not in Hubin. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.8, 44, 66, 84, 120, 145, 168, 197, 220, 242, and 271, and are here tipped in at those openings.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). The curse Of Cowden. With illustrations by Bernard Higham. Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row, 1897. Double f'cap 12mo, in eights; frontispiece on verso of half-title, and numerous illustrations on text-paper, arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.174+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked black, lettered black and gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Front end-paper lacking; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Though it is nowhere stated on the volume, issued as a title in Hutchinson's ‘Homespun Series', at 1s. 6d. in cloth, as here, or at 1s. in paper wrappers.

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SWAN (Annie S[hepherd].). The ne'er-do-weel. Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1897]. Frontispiece and seven plates; woodcut head pieces and historiated initials; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth blocked with an art nouveau design black and gilt on front cover, black on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed florally in light brown. Spine and edges of back cover somewhat faded; name cut from upper margin of frontispiece; neat ownership signature on upper margin of title page; otherwise a fine copy.

The plates, to which there is no index, face pp.50, 74, 108, 196, 163, 240, and 266.

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SWIFT (Benjamin). Nude Souls. William Heinemann, 1900. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; mottled dark grey linen patterned cloth, blocked on back cover with publisher's device blind within blind square ruled panel, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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SYLVA (Carmen, The Queen of Roumania). Shadows on Love's dial. By The Queen of Roumania (Carmen Sylva) Translated by Helen Wolff. Downey & Co., 12 York Street, Covent Garden, W.C., N.D. [November, 1895]. Globe 8vo; blank precedes half-title with series advertisement on verso; pp.[viii]+259+[i (blank)]; old mustard coarse rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers glazed black. Scattered foxing; inscription on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the third volume in ‘The Princess Series' of new stories. Issued monthly. Two further volumes are advertised: "A New Volume" by F.M. Allen, for December; and "Three Men and a God" by Lieut-Col. Newnham-Davis for January. The latter certainly appeared, and in a similar binding style, but without any reference to its series status, the "series" by then having possibly been abandoned. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TALBOT (The Hon. Thomas). The Granvilles. An Irish Tale. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1882. Half-titles not called for; pp.xii+308; iv+288; iv+256; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated September, 1883; diagonally very fine ribbed dark blue-green cloth ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device within ruled circle, blind, on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A few very minor faults, but a bright and virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6656, recording a mildly defective copy with a 32pp. Catalogue dated December, 1881 at end of volume three. Wolff records his copy as being ruled gilt as well as blind on the spine: our copy has an ornamental rule on the spine, which is connected with the ‘R' of ‘GRANVILLES', and has therefore not been mentioned in our description, being reckoned as a part of the lettering.

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[TANDY (Sophia)]. The Harleys Of Chelsea Place; Or, In Union is Strength. By S.T.C., Author of ‘Waggie and Wattie,' ‘Janet Gray,' etc. [Phoenix Buildings, 4 Melbourne Place,] Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter, & Co., N.D. [c.1868]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and decorative title-page, both on text paper and included in the pagination, precede letterpress title-page; pp.viii+192; publisher's 16pp. catalogue on text-paper at end; diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered cerise through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark grey. Nice copy.

The London Catalogue of Books records only a Groombridge issue made in 1868. According to the catalogue at the end, this title was issued as No.13 in the publisher's ‘Half-crown Series', three further titles being listed. The author's name is there given as Sophia Tandy. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TANNER (Henry, M.R.A.C., F.C.S., Professor of the principles of agriculture in the Royal Agricultural College; examiner in the principles of agriculture under The government department of science; Author of ‘First Principles of Agriculture,' etc.) The abbots farm Or Practice with science. Macmillan and Co., 1880. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements (the first page bearing the signature mark ‘R'), followed by 44pp. publisher's Catalogue at end, dated December, 1879; pp.[xii]+232+[iv]; yellow-green pebble grain cloth, ruled, and blocked with round-cornered ruled frame, blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Cloth of spine darkened slightly to blue-green; most of back free end-paper lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Farming, hygiene, first aid, the education of farmers' children, etc., all presented in fictionalised form - a sort of nineteenth century precursor of ‘The Archers'! Socialogically and historically most interesting, and an invaluable research tool for any one interested in rural conditions and ideas at that date. Published originally in the ‘Preston Guardian', in serial form. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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