Nineteenth Century General Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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[THACKERAY (W.M.).]. The Newcomes. Memoirs of a most respectable family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq. With illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1854 [-5]. 2 Vols., each having frontispiece with tissue guard, engraved and letterpress title pages, twenty-two steel-engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text; half natural calf, gilt and blind; spine with raised bands, green labels; marbled sides and edges. Slight offsetting from some plates, otherwise a very nice copy.

A very pleasant contemporary binding by Maclehose of Glasgow, excellently preserved. Bound up from the parts.

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[THACKERAY (W.M.).]. The Newcomes. Memoirs of a most respectable family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq. With illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1855. 2 Vols., each with frontispiece, engraved and letterpress title pages, twenty-two steel-engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text; tissue guard to frontispiece in volume two; grey fine diaper cloth, blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; yellow coated end-papers in each volume, the front end-papers in volume two overprinted with advertisements in black. Very slight wear to head of spines, tails more worn and a little fraying; some greying and spotting of plates, and a little very slight offsetting; an unusually nice copy nonetheless, of a book of which the binding does not in general last well.

The first edition in book form, not bound from the parts.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Ballads. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1855. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; pp.viii+160; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at tail of spine; otherwise nice.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first four parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at eighteenpence.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The Tremendous adventures Of Major Gahagan. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1855. Vignette by Thackeray on title-page; pp.[iv]+76; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine; a little very light foxing and dusting; otherwise nice.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first four parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at one shilling.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The fatal boots, And Cox's diary. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1855. Half-title not called for; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; pp.100; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine; very light foxing on first few leaves; otherwise nice.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first four parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at one shilling.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The memoirs Of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush, And The diary of C. Jeames de la Pluche, Esq. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1856. Half-title not called for; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.iv+202+[ii]; yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; issued without end-papers. Early ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Later issue, advertising on the back wrapper ten parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at two shillings.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Sketches And Travels in London. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1856. Half-title not called for; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; pp.iv+176; yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at tail of spine, and one corner, and slightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first seven parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at two shillings. By far the scarcest of the separately issued ‘Miscellanies'.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Novels by eminent hands, And Character sketches. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1856. Half-title not called for; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; pp.[iv]+112; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little chipped at head and tail of spine; neat contemporary signature on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first seven parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at eighteenpence.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Burlesques. A legend of the Rhine: Rebecca and Rowena. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1856. Half-title not called for; slip of yellow paper advertising ‘A new [as yet unnamed] serial work, by Mr. Thackeray' and that ‘Vol.IV. of Miscellanies will be published in October' tipped onto title-page; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, dated July, 1856; pp.[iv]+[130]+[ii]; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

The correct first issue, advertising on the back wrapper only the first ten parts of the ‘Miscellanies'. The wrappers are correctly dated 1856. Published at eighteenpence.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). A Little dinner at Timmins's: And The Bedford-row conspiracy. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1857. Half-title not called for; vignette by Thackeray on title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+82+[ii]; yellow wrappers printed in black, the front wrapper bearing a design by the author; top- and fore- edges uncut; issued without end-papers. A nice copy.

An early reprint, advertising on the back wrapper all thirteen parts of the ‘Miscellanies', and dated on the title-page 1857 instead of 1856. The wrappers are un-dated. Published at one shilling.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The Virginians. A tale of the last century. With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, [November, 1857 - October,] 1858; [November, 1858 - October, 1859]. The twenty-four original demy 8vo shilling monthly parts; each part consisting of Virginians Advertiser dated with month of issue (24pp. in part 1; 12pp. in parts 2, and 12 - 16; 16pp. in part 3; 8pp. in parts 4 - 11, and 17 - 24), two engraved plates (except in parts 20, which has instead a tipped in slip reading ‘In consequence of an accident, the Plates for the present month will appear along with those of the ensuing number in July', and 21, which of course has four), all, except for parts 1, 2, 4, and 21, with tissue guards, these for the most part loosely laid in, 32pp. text (except in parts 12, which has 30pp. text, one leaf of integral advertisements, and the prelims to volume one, and 24, which has 24pp. text, and the prelims to volume two), and terminal advertisements as follows: in part 1, 4pp. Kent & Co., 1p. Library Edition of Dickens (verso blank), demy 8vo, and 8pp. lge.post 8vo Jarrold advertisements on white paper, and a pale blue slip advertising the parts issue of Ainsworth's ‘Mervyn Clitheroe'; in part 2, 4pp. demy 8vo advertisements for ‘Norton's Camomile Pills' on white, 4pp. for ‘Cod Liver Oil' on pale blue, and 16pp. Edward Stanford on pale buff paper, 2pp. cr.8vo advertisements for Denman, Temple, Lorraine, & Co. on light blue paper, and a slip of white paper advertising the Christmas number of ‘Household Words'; in part three 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Cod Liver Oil' advertisements on pink, and 8pp. Virtue on white paper; in part 4, 4pp. ‘Camomile' advertisements on white and 4pp. ‘Cod Liver Oil' on yellow paper (the last in this copy included twice); in part 5, 2pp. Straker's advertisements on deep blue paper; in part 7, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Camomile' advertisements on white, and 4pp. ‘Cod Liver Oil' on light brown paper, 2pp. cr.8vo ‘Titan' advertisements on pale blue paper, and a white slip advertising the May 1st issue of ‘The National Magazine'; in part 8, 2pp. demy 8vo ‘Butterfly Vivarium' advertisements on white paper; in part 9, 2pp. ‘Literary Gazette' and 2pp. Nissen & Parker advertisements on white paper; in part 10, 19, and 22, 4pp., demy 8vo ‘Camomile' advertisements on white paper; in part 11, 2pp. demy 8vo ‘English Woman's Journal' advertisements on white, 4pp. ‘Cod Liver Oil' on pink, paper; in part 12 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Dictionary of Universal Information' advertisements on brownish salmon paper; in part 13, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Camomile' advertisements on white, and 4pp. ‘Cod Liver Oil' on lemon, paper; in part 15, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Cod Liver Oil' advertisements and 4pp. Thomas de la Rue on white paper, and a slip of light blue paper advertising the ‘Council of Ten'; in part 16, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Camomile', and 16pp. cr.8vo John Cassell advertisements on white paper; in part 17, 4pp. f'cap 8vo ‘Waverley Novels' advertisements on white paper; in part 18, 2pp. cr.8vo Piesse & Lubin's advertisements on pale pink, 4pp. demy 8vo Bradbury and Evans on light blue, and 4pp. ‘Cod Liver Oil' on yellow, paper; in part 20, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Cod Liver Oil' advertisements on pale pink, 1p. ‘Daily News' (verso blank) on white, paper, and tipped in slips of brown paper advertising the monthly issue of ‘Plain or Ringlets', and buff paper advertising ‘Charles Knight's Popular History of England'; part 21, 2pp. demy 8vo James Nichol and James Nisbet advertisements on white paper; parts 23 and 24, 4pp. demy 8vo ‘Cod Liver Oil' advertisements on pale pink paper; parts six and 14 have no terminal advertisements; part 15 has 2pp. demy 8vo advertisements on grey paper for ‘The English Cyclopaedia' inserted after the plates; and part 20 has a 4pp. publisher's statement, dated May, 1859, detailing their dispute with Charles Dickens and advertising the first Number of ‘Once A Week' inserted at the end of the Advertiser; yellow wrappers printed in black - on p.1 with title, etc., and an illustration by the author, on pp.2, 3, and 4 with commercial advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Front wrapper of part one a little chipped at lower margin, spine and back wrapper defective; part 24 lacking most of spine, and wrappers rather crudely tipped on at inner margins; a few plates slightly foxed; otherwise an excellent set; loosely laid in to two decorative white linen covered folders.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6700, giving no details. The present copy apparently belongs to the earliest issue throughout, the Advertisers being present, correctly dated in all parts, the other advertisements where dated, being appropriately so, the ‘accident' slip being present in part 20, and the double issue of plates in part 21.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The Virginians. A tale of the last century. With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858 [-9]. 2 Vols., demy.8vo; half-title in volume one, none called for in volume two; dedication in volume two; each volume with letterpress and vignette titles, frontispiece, and twenty-two plates; bluish slate fine diaper cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; sprinkled edges; end-papers coated pale yellow. Head and foot of spine worn, and cloth at top of joints splitting in both volumes; end-papers cracked, otherwise a very nice copy internally.

An early issue of the text, with the reading ‘actresses' on p.207, and with chapters XLVII and XLVIII misnumbered XLVIII and XLIX. The text is trimmed rather small for the size of the case, in order that a flush surface might be provided for the sprinkled edges; both volumes show stab holes throughout: these points together certainly indicate that the present copy was first issued as parts to the original purchaser, who then purchased the publisher's case for binding them. It is not a copy bound up by the publisher's from unsold parts. This was the last work illustrated by Thackeray to be published in his life-time.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Lovel the widower. With illustrations. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1861. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates, with tissue guards; other illustrations in text; leaf blank but for printer's imprint on recto, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated November, 1861; pp.[iv]+258+[ii]; purple coarse morocco cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered purple through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated old cream. Front end-paper foxed, with off-setting; later tissues slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Originally published serially in the Cornhill Magazine between January and June 1860, and reprinted in America in Harper's Magazine between February and July 1860. The text for the present first English edition in book form was revised. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.82, 101, 175, 184, and 240. In this copy p.237 is misnumbered 23: state or issue significance unknown. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6694, listing a copy with a later (December) catalogue.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The Adventures of Philip On his way through the world; Showing Who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by. In three volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1862. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; brown coarse morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spines; cream coated end-papers; uncut edges. Head and tail of spines, and cloth of one joint a little worn; spine of volume one a trifle rubbed, and covers generally a little dull; two or three small damp-splashes on one front cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir's first issue, 3186, but without the final blank and the publisher's catalogue at the end of volume three, and apparently so issued. Leaf 59.1 is here a single inset.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Denis Duval. Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1864. Pages from the Cornhill Magazine, in which the novel first appeared, together with the editorial notes, neatly made up into a volume, with the plates; the plates, and a final imprint leaf, are so arranged that no unwanted text from the magazine's other contents remains visible; contemporary quarter paper, marbled sides, contrasting paper labels; dark green coated end-papers. A nice copy.

Thackeray's last, unfinished novel, published posthumously.

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THOMAS (Alfred). In the land of The harp And feathers: A series of Welsh village Idylls. H.R. Allenson, [30,] Paternoster Row, 1896. Final page advertisements; publisher's inserted catalogue, 16pp., at end; bevelled deep red linen, lettered and with short rule, gilt, within gilt ruled boxes, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Catalogue lightly embrowned; large uncut edges and back end-papers foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.



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THOMAS (Annie, (Mrs. Pender Cudlip).). The two widows. A Novel. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1873. Half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+273+[i (blank)]; [iv]+297+[i (blank)]; contemporary half red basil, oil-marbled sides. Some scattered foxing; brief ownership inscription on one upper margin; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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THOMAS (Annie (Mrs. Pender Cudlip)). Blotted out. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1876. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; pp.[viii]+260; [iv]+265+[iii]; [iv]+235+[i (blank)]; dark red patterned sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt rubbed and dull on spines; small slip cut from upper margin of each front end-paper, removing name; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1671, recording an otherwise similar copy in coarse morocco cloth: a less expensive cloth, and probably secondary. In a prefatory note to volume one Mrs. Cudlip apologises for "the short-comings of the third volume. The first portion of it was written while my two dear sons were dying, the latter half immediately after their death." Mrs. Cudlip was known as a writer of bright, easy-reading fiction, and had a reputation in the sixties as an indecent writer. She is said to have been able to write a three volume novel in about six weeks.

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THOMAS (Richard H., M.D.). Penelve; Or Among the quakers. An American story. Original illustrations by Osman Thomas. London: Headley Brothers, 14, Bishopsgate Street Without, E.C.; Philadelphia, U.S.A.: J.C. Winston & Co., 718, Arch Street, 1898. Imp.16mo, printed in half sheets; frontispiece and four plates with tissue guards; integral advertisement leaf at end; white, flecked pale fawn, glazed linen, ruled blind, blocked pictorially sepia, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated black. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Wright, or Wolff. Includes a Preface by Wm. Chas. Braithwaite, dated from Banbury, 31st March, 1898.

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THOMPSON (Maurice). The King of Honey Island. An historical romance of the Creole coast. Illustrated. London: James Henderson, Red Lion House, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C., New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1893. Sm.double cr.16mo; Wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates by H.M. Eaton; pp.343+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half black sheep, oil-marbled boards, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower and dove design pale green. Small nick in leather at tail of spine; splendid four colour 1897 presentation label laid onto half-title; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued, in paper covers at 1s. and in cloth at 1s. 6d., as volume two of Henderson's ‘Anglo-American Library of Fiction', this being the latest volume listed in the advertisement on the verso of the half-title. Apparently issued simultaneously in England and America. Wright, 5450, records the American edition, which has the same pagination. The present volume was printed by Henderson in London. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.32, 64, and 97.

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THOMSON (Basil). South sea yarns. With illustrations. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1894. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates, all after photographs; six line Errata slip tipped in before start of text; 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated 3/94; bevelled pale brown buckram, blocked pictorially black and olive brown, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Spine slightly dull; small nick in cloth at tail of front joint; a few leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff. The first issue: with bevelled boards, a Catalogue, and the publisher's imprint on the spine.

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THOMSON (Basil). South sea yarns. With illustrations. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1894. Frontispiece and nine plates, all after photographs; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pale brown buckram, blocked pictorially black and brown, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Brilliantly fine copy.

Not in Wolff. The second issue: with plain, not bevelled, boards, no Catalogue, and without the publisher's imprint on the spine.

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THOMSON (Mrs.). The chevalier; A romance Of The rebellion of 1745. Weldon & Co., 15, Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1877]. F'cap 8vo; half-title present; series advertisement on verso of title leaf; pp.[iv]+348; green bubble-grain binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very nice copy.

Sadleir 3755a, Parlour Library, Weldon Series, #10. Not in the Sadleir collection. A rare issue of which Sadleir found no more than a single example - if that. His note is confusing, since he describes the heading of the series advertisement, which he correctly places on the verso of the title leaf, gives the list of titles as taken ‘from an advert. of late 1876', and then adds: "The only specimen in the Collection (or seen by me) is No.6 . . . The Series title seems to have been soon dropped, for my copy of Cheveley in yellowback form (Weldon, n.d.) is labelled ‘Weldons 2/- Series' and carries a list of 26 titles facing title-page, of which Nos.1-10 are as here given." If the Sadleir copy did not have an advertisement with the series heading, where did the information about the heading come from? One can only conclude that the information presented by Sadleir is the result of deduction rather than observation. The heading he gives for the series advertisement is: ‘Parlour Library: new and Improved Edition' - and this may well have been the heading of the ‘advert. of late 1876'. It does not agree with the series heading in our copy, which reads: ‘The parlour library. Uniform edition. [rule] Now Ready, Price Two Shillings Each.' There follows the list of ten titles as noted by Sadleir, a rule, and the publisher's address. Almost certainly the present copy was issued as a yellowback. The verso of the half-title is blank, but the original end-papers were apparently printed on all available surfaces with commercial advertisements, these having faintly offset onto the recto of the half-title and the verso of the last leaf of text. This was apparently the last volume ever to be issued under the title of ‘The Parlour Library'.

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THORNTON (Henry John). Paul Fitz-Henry; Or, A few weeks in Paris. A narrative. C. Mitchell, 1846. Errata at end, followed by an essay, ‘The Poetry of Life', included in the pagination, but not called for on the title-page. Head and tail of spine a little worn; one or two fox-spots; generally, however, a nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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THORP (Eliza). The Way of the world: By Eliza Thorp, Authoress of the "Broken Wreath," etc. Price two shillings. Hamilton, Adams, & Co., Entered at Stationers' Hall, 1865. Narrow f'cap 8vo; conjugate blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[iv]+154+[ii]; jade green horizontal straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated lemon yellow. Cloth insignificantly bubbled; end-papers darkened, apparently by paste action; otherwise a very nice copy.

Set in the Birmingham area; printed, and presumably written, in Birmingham. A scarce title, not in Sadleir or Wolff. P.52, l.2, in this copy has the misreading ‘statute' for ‘statue', probably as always.

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THRELFALL (T.R.). The sword of Allah. A Romance of the Harem. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., 1899. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, by Powell Chase; diagrams in text; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; deep yellow buckram, lettered dark marina blue, blocked pictorially black, white, and red, on front cover, blocked black and white, lettered gilt, on spine. Spine slightly faded, and covers generally a little dusty; poor quality end-papers embrowned; plate to face p.94 largely lacking; scattered foxing; otherwise nice.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.51, 64, 94, 171, and 263, and are here so tipped in. In the main a very factual adventure story, but involving some mystical elements.

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THYNNE (Robert). Irish Holidays: Or, Studies out of School. John Long, 6 Chandos Street, Strand, 1898. Title-page printed in red and black; blank at end; vertically fine ribbed sage green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed, lower-edges uncut; laid end-papers. Very slight fading of covers; end-papers a little foxed and darkened; one gathering a trifle foxed; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

A very early John Long title. Set in the Ireland of the late 1880s or early 1890s. Some at least of the stories deal with Irish nationalist matters, viewed not unsympathetically, though somewhat patronisingly, from the Anglo-Irish, or official, point of view.

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TIREBUCK (William Edwards). Miss Grace Of All Souls'. William Heinemann, 1896 [i.e., Winter 1895]. Pp.viii+351+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated November 1895; deep marina blue sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, blocked silver on front cover, lettered silver on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine and edges of covers a little darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TISSOT (M.M. Victor) and AMÉRO (Constant). Adventures Of Three fugitives in Siberia. Translated (With the Authors [sic] Sanction) From the Fourth French Edition. By S. Gale. Remington and Co., New Bond Street, W., 1883. Globe 8vo; leaf bearing publisher's device on verso precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+368; grey buckram ruled and blocked black on front cover, blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Slight fading of spine, but a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TOLSTOY (Leo). Work while ye Have the light. Translated from the Russian By E.J. Dillon, Ph.D. London: The Brotherhood Publishing Co, Croydon, 1895. Pp.[iv]+218+[ii (blank)]; 2pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, on smaller paper, tipped in before final blank; dark red linen, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated very dark brown. Fine copy.



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TOLSTOI (Count Lyof). War and Peace. III. The French at Moscow. Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1886. Inserted advertisement leaf of publisher's advertisements on thinner paper (advertising the second edition of ‘Disenchantment' by F. Mabel Robinson) precedes half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements, signed ‘CC' at end; pp.387+[i (blank)]+[iv]; greenish grey buckram, blocked with publisher's device and ruled, blind, on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered blackish blue, lettered red, on front cover, ruled and lettered blackish blue, lettered red, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated dark maroon. Covers dull, and red lettering somewhat faded on spine; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Vizetelly did not, on principle, publish three deckers: consequently the first edition of ‘War and Peace' in England appeared as three volumes separately titled, under the general heading ‘"War and Peace" Series'! They were issued at 5s. each and separately issued. All are now quite scarce. Sadleir, 3192/III; this title not in Wolff.

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TOLSTOI (Count Leo). Where Love is There God is Also; The Godson. Two stories by Count Leo Tolstoi. Illustrations by H.R. Millar. Walter Scott, Ltd., N.D. [1897]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank, advertisement leaf, and illustration precede half-title; illustration on verso of half-title; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on glazed paper at end; vertically ribbed green cloth, pictorially embossed and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Extreme top edge of covers darkened; a few leaves foxed; otherwise very nice. Scarce.

Issued as the first volume of an unnamed but uniform series of short stories by this author. The first appearance of these stories in England. 1897 is the date given in the British Library Catalogue; the frontispiece, however, appears to be dated 1894.

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TOLSTOY (Count Leo). Ivan the Fool And Three Other Parables. By Count Leo Tolstoy. Illustrations by H.R. Millar. Walter Scott, Ltd., N.D. [1897]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf, and illustration precede half-title; illustration on verso of half-title; title-page printed in red and black; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on glazed paper at end; vertically ribbed green cloth, pictorially embossed and blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Ownership inscription ‘Josiah C. Wedgwood / 1/12/97' on blank recto of advertisement leaf; otherwise very nice. Scarce.

Issued as the fifth volume of an unnamed but uniform series of short stories by this author. The first appearance of these stories in England.

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[TONNA] (Charlotte Elizabeth). The Deserter, By Charlotte Elizabeth. Dublin: Religious Tract and Book Society for Ireland. Sold at the depository, 22, Upper Sackville-st., Also at 32, Sackville-street, and by J. Nisbet and Co., London; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh; G. Gallie, Glasgow; And by other booksellers, 1836. 12mo; pp.[iv]+232; puce diagonally fine ribbed moiré cloth, lettered gilt on spine within gilt blocked frame; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated deep yellow. Fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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TOWNESEND (Stephen, F.R.C.S.). A Thorough-bred Mongrel: The tale of a dog Told by a dog To lovers of dogs. With drawings by J.A. Shepperd. T. Fisher Unwin, 1900. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece; title-page printed in red and black; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates but included in the pagination; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements tipped in at end; deep apple green buckram, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine. Slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TRAVERS (Graham (Margaret G. Todd, M.D.)). Windyhaugh: A novel. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1898. Blank before half-title; integral blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated 8/98; pp.[2]+vi+446+[2]; brown unglazed linen, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Insignificant original binding fault affecting back pastedown; slight foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6726, describing the front cover lettering as dark brown.

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TREVELYAN (Marie). Glimpses of Welsh Life and Character. John Hogg, 13 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1893]. Post 8vo; pp.[ii]+406; light grey rough effect buckram, blocked red and black, ruled black, lettered red, black, and black-outlined red, on front cover, lettered red, black, and black-outlined gilt, and with short rule black-outlined gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale lemon. Red lettering faded to orange on spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Wolff.

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TREVELYAN (Marie). From Snowdon to the sea: Stirring stories of North and South Wales. John Hogg, 13 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1894]. Post 8vo; pp.432; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; light grey rough effect buckram, blocked red, black, and gilt, lettered red, black, and black-outlined red on front cover, ruled red, lettered black, red, and black outlined gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Design and lettering a little rubbed on covers; end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Orley farm. With Illustrations By J.E. Millais. In two volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1862. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; each volume with frontispiece and nineteen wood-engraved illustrations; puce wavy grain cloth, ribbed vertically in volume one, horizontally in volume two, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; pale yellow coated end-papers. Spines worn, chipped, faded, neatly repaired in volume two at foot; front end-papers renewed; plates a little foxed or damp marked here and there, and some slightly frayed at edges; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 13. In part bound from the parts. Sadleir's fourth issue of text, binding, and plates, in both volumes. In this copy the last item on the List of Illustrations in volume two reads: ‘Sir Peregrine's Great Love.' Sadleir implies that the reading ought to be ‘Sir Peregrine Orme's Great Love', as in his third issue.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Tales of all countries. Second Series. London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1863. (The Right of Translation is reserved.) Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+371+[i (blank)]; Victorian half rose calf, spine with five raised bands, lettering piece, ruled, and tooled in compartments, gilt, matching marbled sides and edges and end-papers. Lettering piece lacking, calf somewhat faded, rubbed a little over joints, and splitting a little at head of back joint; binder's blanks foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, Trollope Bibliography, 16, and note p.76: "This book holds a high place in the schedule of Trollope rarities." It is a good deal scarcer than the First Series, which is itself scarce. Sadleir speculates that the first series did not sell well and this Second Series was printed short. A Third Series was planned, but did not appear under this title. No 1 in section B of Sadleir's schedule of Comparative Scarcities in ‘XXIX Fiction'.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Can you forgive her? With Illustrations. In two volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1864 [-65]. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-title present in each volume; frontispiece, and nineteen etched plates by Hablot K. Browne in volume one; twenty wood-engraved plates by Miss Taylor in volume two; contemporary half plum calf, marbled boards, end-papers faced rich brown. Calf neatly restored at head of volume one; one label lacking; some foxing of plates, and two or three leaves a little marked; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 19. This copy bound up from the original twenty 1/-parts.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Orley farm. With 39 [sic] illustrations By J.E. Millais. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1866. 2 Vols. bound in one, as issued, demy 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf, followed by leaf bearing Contents to both volumes, and leaf bearing list of Illustrations to both volumes, precedes first page of text; original prelims. discarded; each volume with frontispiece and nineteen wood-engraved illustrations; green dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Slight wear to lower corners; a few plates a little foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir 13 refers. Sheets of the two volume edition of 1862, put up two volumes in one, and provided with new prelims., to form the first one volume edition. The first of the two issues thus (the second bearing the imprint of Routledge). Sadleir does not mention the curious error (‘39' for ‘40') on the title-page, which is repeated at the foot of the spine. The present copy shows sporadic stab-holes, and is thus to some extent bound from the original parts. The arrangement of plates restores that of the first issue (suggesting that the setting copy for the new prelims. was first issue), whilst the plates themselves are those of Sadleir's fourth issue. It is impossible to characterise states of text for volume one, since the points listed by Sadleir all relate to the discarded prelims., but the final signature of volume two appears to belong to Sadleir's third issue. Since there is at any rate a mixture of sheets involved, such finer points of issue are perhaps unimportant. First edition, fifth (first one-volume) issue.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). The Last chronicle Of Barset. With thirty-two illustrations by George H. Thomas. In two volumes. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1867. 2 Vols., bound in one; half-titles not called for; each volume with frontispiece and fifteen plates; contemporary cloth. Not needing re-sewing, but a binding copy; text and plates in general nice.

Bound up from the parts. Sadleir's ‘A' issue both of text and plates.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Lotta Schmidt And other Stories. Alexander Strahan, Publisher, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1867. Pp.[iv]+404; maroon buckram, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark green. Neat, almost invisible, restoration to head of back joint; covers, generally, a little dull; small scuff on back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, ‘Trollope Bibliography', 28, describing the end-papers as ‘greenish black'. He notes on p.289 that this title seldom turns up in fine state. Wolff, 6785.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). He knew he was Right. With Sixty-four Illustrations by Marcus Stone. Strahan and Company, Publishers, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1869. 2 Vols., lge.12mo, bound in one; half-title present in volume one, lacking from volume two; each volume with frontispiece, fifteen plates, and sixteen illustrations in text, all engraved on wood; recent quarter calf, spine ruled blind, tooled and lettered gilt, and with five raised bands, marbled sides; t.e. uncut. Front board slightly faded; half-title foxed, and with small neat inscription; one plate supplied in facsimile, one a trifle frayed at margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, Trollope Bibliography, 31.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Ralph the heir. With Illustrations by F.A. Fraser. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1871. Half-title not called for; eleven plates; contemporary half black roan, gilt on sides, green patterned sand grain cloth boards, dark green end-papers, marbled edges. Rebacked with matching calf, morocco label; otherwise a fine copy.

Bound up, without the wrappers, from the original nineteen Sections issued as supplements to St. Paul's Magazine. V. Sadleir ‘Trollope', pp.125-7. The three volume edition, published by Hurst & Blackett, over which the present issue largely has precedence, contained no illustrations. This Strahan issue is among the scarcer Trollope titles.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). The Last chronicle of Barset. With ten illustrations by George H. Thomas. Complete in one volume [i.e., two volumes in one]. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. (The right of translation is reserved.) Half-title not called for; frontispiece and four plates in each volume (the frontispiece to volume one with tissue guard); Contents and List of Illustrations (to both volumes) precede start of text; pp.[viii]+472+463+[i (printer's imprint)]; purple sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine. Re-cased, with new black-coated end-papers; Light damp-stain to lower margin of first frontispiece, just touching printed area; otherwise a nice copy.

The second issue of the ‘cheap edition' of 1869, bound two volumes in one and with new prelims. V. Sadleir, ‘Trollope', p.81, last paragraph. Sadleir describes the otherwise similar binding of his copy as ‘ribbed cloth': the present copy is therefore a variant.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). The golden lion Of Granpere. Tinsley Brothers, 18 Catherine St. Strand, 1872. Lge.post 8vo; half-title present; 16pp. integral advertisements at end, dated May, 1872; bound up without the final blank; early binder's cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced light blue. Some insignificant wear to cloth, and library label removed from back cover; scattered light foxing and dusting; one or two corners creased; a near nice copy, nonetheless, of rather a scarce title.

Sadleir, ‘Trollope', 38, somewhat confusingly describing the volume as ‘in sixteens': he is referring to pages, not leaves.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). The Duke's children. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 193, Piccadilly, 1880. (All Rights reserved.) 3 Vols., lge.16mo; half-title in volume three, lacking in volumes one and two; also bound up without the publisher's catalogue in volume three; pp.[iii] - viii+320; [iii] - viii+327+[i (blank)]; viii+312; contemporary half royal blue roan, red spine label, tooled blind on spine, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Spines slightly faded; short tear in one inner margin, not touching text; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 57; this title not in Wolff. B8 in Sadleir's listing of comparative scarcities.

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TROLLOPE (Frances). The Life and adventures Of Michael Armstrong, The factory boy. London: Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough-Street. Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh. John Cumming, Dublin, 1840. The original twelve 8vo shilling parts, with twentyfour engraved plates by Hervieu, Onwhyn, and Buss, and complete with wrappers and inserted advertisements as detailed below; recently bound in half calf, blind and gilt, spine with raised bands and contrasting label; marbled boards. Parts one and five are lacking the back wrappers; that to the last part is laid down, and somewhat chipped and frayed; three other wrappers marked and frayed at margins; Contents leaves a little frayed and dusty; and one or two neatly tissued marginal tears; otherwise in general nice.

Not in Wolff; Sadleir 3228, but varying from the Sadleir copy as follows: Part 2, back wrapper reads ‘Interesting New Works' as Sadleir's part 6, but listing different titles; part 5 is without the tipped in slip; part 7, back wrapper reads ‘Popular New Novels and Romances', and ‘Colburn's Modern Standard Novelist'; part 8 is without the tipped in prospectus; the back wrapper is as in part 4, but set differently; part 9, back wrapper headed as in parts 2 and 6 above, but listing different titles; part 10, back wrapper is as Sadleir's variant; part 11, back wrapper as in part two above; part 12, back wrapper reads ‘Library Edition of "Michael Armstrong." Now Ready.' (This is apparently a later issue than Sadleir's). The prelims. issued with part 12 have, properly, here been bound in at the beginning, but after the front wrapper of the first part. Tipped in before the title-page is a yellow slip not present in any of the Sadleir parts advertising on recto and verso books published by Charles Tilt.

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TROLLOPE (Frances). The Life and adventures Of Michael Armstrong, The factory boy. London: Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough-Street. Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh. John Cumming, Dublin, 1840. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+387+[i (blank)]; twentyfour engraved plates by Hervieu, Onwhyn, and Buss; lacking the two integral advertisement leaves at the end; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, spine ruled gilt, tooled blind, and with contrasting label. Some barely noticeable rubbing of covers; owner's small signature on upper margin of title-page; most plates foxed on backs, one or two with some foxing on faces; but nonetheless an unusually nice copy, near fine.

Sadleir 3228; not in Wolff. Bound up from the parts.

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TROLLOPE (Frances). The Life and adventures Of Michael Armstrong, The factory boy. London: Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough-Street. Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh. John Cumming, Dublin, 1840. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+387+[i (blank)]; twentyfour engraved plates by Hervieu, Onwhyn, and Buss; lacking the two integral advertisement leaves at the end; contemporary half black morocco, dark green cloth sides. Binding slightly rubbed over joints; some foxing and embrowning of plates, with a little offsetting; text in general nice.

Sadleir 3228; not in Wolff. Bound up from the parts.

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TROLLOPE (Frances). The Life and adventures Of Michael Armstrong, The factory boy. Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough-Street, 1840. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+[388]; twentyfour engraved plates by Hervieu, Onwhyn, and Buss; lacking the two integral advertisement leaves at the end; contemporary half black calf, marbled boards. Binding used, and calf cracked over joints, but sound and strong otherwise; some foxing and greying of plates, with a little offsetting; one plate quite pleasantly hand-coloured by an early owner; text in general near-nice: a very good copy over all, excellent as a reading or working copy.

Sadleir 3228; not in Wolff. Bound up from the parts.

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TUPPER (Martin F.). Rides and reveries Of the late Mr. ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Startsop Smith. Edited by Peter Query, F.S.A. (Martin F. Tupper.) Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1858. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; single inset title printed in red and black; pp.[ii]+4+[vii]-x+332; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; dark brown coarse morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. burnished red; end-papers coated red- chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Leighton Son & Hodge, Shoe Lane London' on back paste-down. Neat restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; slight wear to corners; light foxing of preface; otherwise a nice copy of an uncommon volume.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6874.

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TUPPER (Martin F., D.C.L., F.R.S.). Stephan Langton. By Martin F. Tupper, D.C.L, [sic] F.R.S., Author of "Proverbial Philosophy" &c. Vol. 1 [11 [sic]]. London, Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, N.D. [1858]. 2 Vols., post 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece and engraved title in each volume; no letterpress titles or half-titles called for; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume one; pp.viii (including frontispiece and engraved title leaf)+290+[ii]; viii (including frontispiece and engraved title leaf)+310; ripple grain burgundy cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked gilt, lettered burgundy through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Spines a little frayed at head and tail, and cloth just a little chipped in one volume; titles and frontispieces a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Otherwise similar copies are known with the fore-edges rough trimmed and the lower-edges mainly trimmed. Not in Sadleir. The text of later editions was revised.

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TUPPER (Martin F., D.C.L., F.R.S.). Stephan Langton. By Martin F. Tupper, D.C.L, [sic] F.R.S., Author of "Proverbial Philosophy" &c. Vol. 1 [11 [sic]]. London, Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, N.D. [1858]. 2 Vols., post 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece and engraved title in each volume; no letterpress titles or half-titles called for; 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume one; pp.viii (including frontispiece and engraved title leaf)+290+[ii]; viii (including frontispiece and engraved title leaf)+310; ripple grain burgundy cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked gilt, lettered burgundy through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys / & Co / London' (Ball, 103C) on back paste-down of volume one. Neat restorations to cloth of spines; front end-papers renewed in volume two at an early date with yellow-coated paper; titles and frontispieces a little foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Otherwise similar copies are known with the fore-edges uncut. Not in Sadleir. The text of later editions was revised.

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TUPPER (Martin F.). Stephan Langton: Or, The days of King John. New edition. Frank Lasham, 61, High Street, Guildford, 1880. Half-title not called for; fine steel engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title; pp.[vi]+[iii]-viii+264; yellow glazed boards, printed pictorially in black, red, and green on front board, ruled and lettered black up spine, printed with advertisements black on back cover. Very slight rubbing of front cover, and insignificant scuff in paper at tail-edge of back cover; light off-setting from frontispiece; but a near fine copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 3699, copy II. Includes a New Preface, dated June 1880, and here first published. The oddity of the pagination is due to the fact that inclusion of the New Preface added two extra pages of prelims., these and the title-page being here set from type whilst the remaining prelims. and the text leaves are printed from existing stereo plates without the numbering of the old prelims. being altered. The 1863 revised text. Sadleir, it is to be noted, mis-spells the title.

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TUPPER (Martin F.). Stephan Langton: Or, The days of King John. Twenty-second edition. With Four Steel Plate Engravings. Printed and Published by Biddles Ltd., The City Bookshop, 164 High Street, Guildford, N.D. Blank leaf before half-title, two at end; four steel engraved plates, printed in sepia; white glazed boards, printed pictorially in black, pink, and two shades of green on front board, ruled and lettered black up spine. Very slight marking of covers, but a near fine copy.

Sadleir (3699, copy II) records an edition with a new Preface (present likewise in this copy), dated 1880, and published by Frank Lasham at Guildford. Biddles were the successors to Lasham. The Lasham edition included only two engravings. The cover of the present copy bears a second sub-title: ‘A romance of the silent pool'. The 1863 revised text. Sadleir, it is to be noted, mis-spells the title.

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TURGÉNEV (Ivan S.). Spring Floods. Translated from the Russian by Edward Richter. Lamley and Co., Exhibition Road, S.W., 1895 (All rights reserved.) Pp.[iv]+247+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale geeenish grey art-linen lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Some patchy darkening of spine, slight on sides; a very little scattered foxing; but a nice copy, nonetheless.

The first edition in English of a novel written in 1871. Constance Garnett published a translation two years later under the more romantically picturesque title Torrents of Spring. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff (in any edition).

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TWAIN (Mark (Samuel L. Clemens.)). The Jumping frog, And other Humorous sketches. From the original edition. Ward, Lock, and Co. London: Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., New York: Bond Street, N.D. [c.1867]. Sm.f'cap 8vo, stabbed and sewn through; half-title not called for; commercial advertisements (‘Matthews's Purified Fullers' earth') on verso of title-page, publisher's advertisements for ‘Cheap issue, in uniform style, crown 8vo, fancy boards. Charles Reade's Novels' on verso of dedication; pp.[vi (paged xiv)]+15-135+[i (blank)]; pale green thick paper wrappers, printed black, deep lime green, and brownish-red on front wrapper, with commercial advertisements black on inside and back wrappers, in black up spine; lower-edges uncut; issued without end-papers. Most of back-strip lacking and two small corners chipped; two gatherings slightly proud, due apparently to an original stabbing fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 3586, recording the first English edition of Twain's first book, issued not later than September 12th, 1867. The American edition, published by C[harles]. H[enry]. Webb appeared not later than May first. The sub-title appears on the front wrapper as ‘stories', not ‘sketches', this not being noted by Blanck. The present copy may be the correct first edition: more probably it is a very early reprint in the same format since the advertisements of Charles Reade's works on the verso of the dedication leaf include not only ‘Griffith Gaunt' published in 1867, but also ‘Foul Play' which did not begin serial publication until January 1868. It is possible, however, that this is an advance advertisement, inserted as soon as the contract had been signed. In this copy leaf ‘3 - 2' is signed ‘2 - 2': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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TWAIN (Mark, i.e. Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography And First romance. New York: Sheldon & Company, 677 Broadway, Under The Grand Central Hotel, 1871. 12mo, gathered in half sheets; binder's blank at beginning and end; half-title not called for; final page carries advertisement; sand grain terra cotta cloth framed, ruled, and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; buff end-papers. Front cover severely creased, otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck 3326. First issue, without the advertisement on the copyright page.

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TWAIN (Mark, i.e. Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Mark Twain's (burlesque) 1. Autobiography. 2. Mediaeval romance. 3. On children. John Camden Hotten, N.D. [1871]. (Author's Edition.) F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements precede title page; vignette title; 16pp. publisher's catalogue, on text paper, at end, dated 1871; pale yellow glazed wrappers, printed up spine and on outer sides in black, the back wrapper carrying an advertisement for Whelpton's Vegetable Purifying Pills. First and last leaves of advertisements pasted down to stiffen wrappers; paper of spine chipped; wrappers a little marked; wrappers and outer advertisement leaves a little chipped at corners; text nice. Scarce.

Differs from the American edition by the omission of notes and illustrations, and also in punctuation and other minor respects, as well as adding the piece ‘On Children', not included in the American edition. Not in Blanck, who lists only a Routledge edition with the same contents as the American edition, issued the same year.

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TWAIN (Mark). The Mississippi pilot. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1877]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; commercial advertisement on verso of half-title; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; white wrappers, printed in black, red, and blue on front wrapper, in black up spine, and with commercial advertisements in black on back wrapper; end-papers printed with publisher's and commercial advertisements. Paper of spine somewhat chipped at head and tail; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued at one shilling. Blanck, 3612. First English edition, and first edition under this title. Published in Toronto in 1876 as ‘Old Times on the Mississippi'; the book did not appear in America until 1883, and then in a revised form under the title ‘Life on the Mississippi'. This is the work which tells us the origin of the ‘Mark Twain' pseudonym.

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TWAIN (Mark, i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens). The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago. With 174 Illustrations. Chatto & Windus, 1884. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and other illustrations in text, all by E.W. Kemble; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated October, 1884 (in which this title is not included), at end; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked pictorially on spine and front cover, with publisher's monogram device on back cover, all black, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed with leaf-and-tendril pattern in olive green. Back cover slightly stained and scratched and with two small holes in cloth; lower margins of first few leaves a little damp-stained near the gutters; otherwise very nearly a fine copy of a book that tends to wear badly.

Blanck, 3414, state A. Precedes the American edition by more than three months.

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TWAIN (Mark, i.e. Samuel Langhorne Clemens). The American claimant. New York, Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. Blank before half-title, frontispiece on verso of half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; diagonally fine ribbed greenish grey cloth, blocked darker grey and black on front cover, black on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine, and discoloured on spine and edges of boards; corners slightly worn; end-papers split; very slight marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise very nice.

Blanck 3434.

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TWAIN (Mark) (Samuel L. Clemens). Tom Sawyer abroad. With 26 illustrations by Dan. Beard. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated Feb.1894 at end; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, lettered black and gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Slight damp-mottling of front cover; very slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue binding, and with the earliest advertisements. Blanck 3440 refers. Probably published one day later than the American edition.

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TWAIN (Mark) (Samuel L. Clemens). Tom Sawyer abroad. With 26 illustrations by Dan. Beard. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated April, 1894 at end; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, lettered black and gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Cloth neatly restored at top of joints; back end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue binding, but with the second date of the advertisements. Blanck 3440 refers. Probably published one day later than the American edition.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clements].). Personal recollections Of Joan of Arc By the Sieur Louis de Conte (Her page and secretary) Freely translated Out of the ancient French into modern English From the original unpublished manuscript In the national archives of France By Jean François Alden. Edited by Mark Twain. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[xvi]+435+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated March, 1896; blue buckram, blocked black, gilt, and blind, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in olive. A few fox-spots on large fore-edges; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Blanck, 3446, refers. First English edition. The exact date of issue is uncertain. It appears from the dates of periodical advertisements to have been published a week after the American edition - but it may in fact have appeared simultaneously. This copy is of the variant in which the date on the catalogue has a comma following the month, and the year printed perfectly with undamaged type. These points would appear to characterise an earlier state. In some copies the Month is not followed by a comma, the ‘9' is printed heavy, and the ‘6' broken so that it resembles a ‘5'.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clements].). Personal recollections Of Joan of Arc By the Sieur Louis de Conte (Her page and secretary) Freely translated Out of the ancient French into modern English From the original unpublished manuscript In the national archives of France By Jean François Alden. Edited by Mark Twain. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[xvi]+435+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated March 1896; blue buckram, blocked black, gilt, and blind, on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in olive. Spine very slightly dulled; front end-paper foxed on back, with offsetting onto half-title; a little scattered foxing elsewhere, chiefly of large fore-edges; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Blanck, 3446, refers. First English edition. The exact date of issue is uncertain. It appears from the dates of periodical advertisements to have been published a week after the American edition - but it may in fact have appeared simultaneously. This copy is of the variant in which the date on the catalogue has no comma following the month, the ‘9' printed heavy, and the ‘6' broken so that it resembles a ‘5'. We take this to be characteristic of a later state.

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TWAIN (Mark, i.e. Samuel Langhorne Clemens). The man that corrupted Hadleyburg And Other stories and sketches. With a frontispiece by Lucius Hitchcock. Chatto & Windus, 1900. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title page; frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated June 1900; orange fine linen blocked orange and black, ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in brown. Cloth frayed at head of spine; tissue severely foxed with offsetting onto title; other prelims., last few leaves, and edges lightly foxed; two or three leaves badly opened; otherwise a nice copy of one of the least common of the later titles.

Blanck 3460. The American title of the same name precedes this edition by three months, but excludes two pieces, which take up some sixty-two pages in the present volume.

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