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.

TYNAN (Katharine (Mrs. H.A. Hinkson).). An Isle in the Water. Adam and Charles Black, 1895. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[222]+[ii]; green art linen blocked dark green and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked with author's monogram device gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spine, but a fine copy.

Published in September 1895. CBEL, III, p.1057; not in Sadleir or Wolff. The author's earliest volume of fiction.

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[TYTLER (Margaret Fraser).]. Tales Of Many lands. By the author of "Tales of the Great and Brave." London: Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch-street, 1839. F'cap 8vo; chromolithographic vignette title-page by Day & Haghe precedes letterpress title-page; six wood-engraved plates, some signed ‘J.G.'; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; green fine diaper cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. Light damp-staining of back cover; slight marginal marking of vignette title; otherwise in general nice.

Juvenile. The tales have a strong Scottish bias. The second issue, the first being in a similar puce cloth and having a chromolithographic frontispiece in addition to the vignette title. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.[7], [83], [105], [149], [215], and [289].

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TYTLER (Ann Fraser). Leila; Or, The island. J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1839. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; wood engraved frontispiece by S. Williams, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+278+[ii]; very fine diaper very dark brown cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. TOGETHER WITH: TYTLER (Ann Fraser). Leila in England; A continuation of Leila, or the island. J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1842. F'cap 8vo; wood engraved frontispiece by S. Williams, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+386+[ii]; very fine diaper grey cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. 2 Vols., uniform apart from the cloth colour. Contemporary inscription on half-title of second volume; otherwise both volumes fine.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. CBEL, III, p.572, listing only the first volume. In an Advertisement preceding the start of text in the second volume the author states that several books have been ascribed to her which she has not written, and that she has in fact ‘never published anything, with or without her name, but "Mary and Florence," and "Leila," each in two parts'.

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TYTLER (Ann Fraser). Leila; Or, The island. J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1839. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; wood engraved frontispiece by S. Williams, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+278+[ii]; very fine diaper very dark green cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Early inscription on front blank; small chip from corner of front end-paper; scattered light foxing or marking; but in general nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. CBEL, III, p.572. The book is also seen in an otherwise similar brown cloth.

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FRASER-TYTLER (C[hristina]. C[atharine].). Jasmine Leigh. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, London, 1871. F'cap 8vo; half-title a single inset leaf; wood-engraved frontispiece (signed ‘F A F') and conjugate title-page printed in gold and black, with tissue guard; pp.[vi (including frontispiece)]+293+[i (blank)]; bevelled vertically fine-net-and-inverted-very-fine-diaper ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black and gilt on front cover, front cover with large vellum onlay pressed out in black to reveal an elaborate embossed design in white, ruled and blocked black, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated very dark greenish grey; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co' on back paste-down. Gilt of four letters of title somewhat rubbed on spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a handsome book.

A remarkable binding. The cloth grain is one we have never otherwise encountered, the fine net pattern ‘ribs' being separated by two rows of minute intaglio diapers: the cloth feels very finely grained, and almost smooth, but appears to the eye to have a pronounced broad rib or stripe, whilst the vellum onlay, pressed out almost wholly in black, with the design appearing in fine white lines, like a wood-engraving, is very effective. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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TYTLER (Sarah [i.e., Miss Henrietta Keddie].). Citoyenne Jacqueline: A Woman's Lot in the Great French Revolution. Volume I [II; III]. Alexander Strahan, Publisher, 148, Strand, London, 1865. 3 Vols., f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved headpiece at start of text in each volume, and wood-engraved initial letters to the chapters throughout; Contents leaf a single inset in volume one; 26pp. integral advertisements dated ‘10 / 11 / 65' at end of volume three, continuing the signatures; pp.[x]+238+[ii]; [viii]+268; [viii]+218+26; bevelled mid-green buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Very slight wear to extreme head- and tail- bands, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6899, erroneously describing the half-title in volume one as a single inset rather than the Contents leaf. In our experience Strahan three-deckers are uncommon.

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TYTLER (Sarah [i.e., Miss Henrietta Keddie].). Comrades. With five illustrations. Hodder and Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row, 1886. Wood engraved frontispiece and four plates, by various artists; pp.vi+274; pale apple green buckram blocked with publisher's monogram within triple ruled square dark green on back cover, blocked with spray of roses in leaf green, dark green, and pink, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered dark green shadowed gilt, and with rule gilt, on front cover; end-papers coated chocolate. Scattered light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

A restrained and very pretty cover design, in brilliantly fine state. Not in Sadleir; nor amongst the extensive holdings of this author in the Wolff collection. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.4, 25, 175, and 245, and are here bound in to face the even numbered page at that opening.

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TYTLER (Sarah [i.e., Miss Henrietta Keddie].). A honeymoon's Eclipse. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements (signed ‘S'), followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated Sept.1899, at end; pp.viii+272+8; horizontally light and dark streaked sea-green cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device black on back cover, blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with tendril and leaf pattern in brownish olive. Very slight marking of back cover, and two or three leaves slightly foxed; a very nice copy nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; nor amongst the extensive holdings of this author in the Wolff collection. The first issue, later copies having a Catalogue dated Jan.1900.

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TYTLER (Sarah [i.e., Miss Henrietta Keddie].). A honeymoon's Eclipse. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; 8pp. integral advertisements (signed ‘S'), followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated Jan.1900, at end; pp.viii+272+8; horizontally light and dark streaked sea-green cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device black on back cover, blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges uncut; end-papers printed with tendril and leaf pattern in brownish olive. A virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; nor amongst the extensive holdings of this author in the Wolff collection. Second issue, the first having a Catalogue dated Sept.1899.

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UNDERHILL (Geo. F.). The Helterskelter Hounds Or Mr. Flopkin's sporting memoirs By Geo. F. Underhill Author of "In and out of Pigskin," etc. etc. With numerous illustrations By L. Thackeray. London - Chapman & Hall, Ld. [sic] 1894. (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; blank follows half-title on front free end-paper; numerous illustrations in text; text-paper end-papers, two conjugate pairs, evidently printed together with the prelims. completing the full sheet, the paste-downs and verso of back free end-paper bearing commercial and publisher's advertisements in black, the recto of front free end-paper printed as half-title; pp.[iv]+[2]+vi+132+[iv]; cream glazed boards printed pictorially on front board in blue-green, yellow-green, brown, scarlet, and pink, lettered brown, and brown-outlined pink, on front board, brown up spine, printed with commercial advertisement in brown on back board, lettered up spine in brown. Slight wear to corners, design somewhat rubbed on back board, insignificantly so on front board; owner's name written unobtrusively on front board; otherwise a fine copy.

The only yellowback we can remember seeing from this period with the date of publication printed on the front board. The volume was evidently intended to have an integral half-title, normally placed, and space was left for it, but the printer wrongly imposed the type so that the half-title and end-paper became transposed. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6923, describing the front cover printing as including black printing, which is actually the overlay of brown upon blue-green, and also giving an obviously erroneous - and self-contradictory - collation.

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VACHELL (Horace Annesley). The quicksands Of Pactolus: A novel. London, Richard Bentley & Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, (All rights reserved), 1896. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+324; vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled, pictorially blocked, and lettered silver on front cover, lettered and elaborately blocked silver on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram and device pattern in grey. Silver somewhat rubbed on spine; back end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

For copyright reasons, printed in the U.S.A. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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VACHER (Francis). Le Dragon Rouge: A Short Story. Griffith Farren Okeden & Welsh, Newbery House London, And Sydney, 1889. Narrow globe 8vo; printed throughout in red and black; blank at front and back laid onto free end-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end of works ‘Emanating from The Deansgate Press, Manchester', this being the first title listed; full Japanese vellum, printed in red and black on sides, spine blank; end-papers printed with flower and leaf design in pale grey-green. Neat restoration to tear at tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy of a delicate and handsome book, with one of the most interesting cover designs that we have seen.

Presentation copy with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘Xmas - 1889' on the half-title. Published, according to the advertisements, at ‘Two Shillings & Sixpence'. The format of this volume is very like that of T. Fisher Unwin's ‘Pseudonym Library' series, of which it might conceivably have been the inspiration. The final gathering of text consists of six leaves, the following advertisement leaf and final blank being a conjugate pair. Since they are of text-paper they were almost certainly printed conjugate with the final gathering. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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VALLINGS (Harold). The superior sex. A satirical comedy. In two volumes. F.V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, 1888. 2 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+251+[i (blank)]; [iv]+248; diagonally fine ribbed navy blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, blocked and lettered silver on front cover, lettered and with short rule silver on spine; end-papers printed with grape vine pattern in grey. Blank upper margin of title-page in volume one neatly restored with near-matching paper where inscription has been cut away; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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VANCE (Clara [Mrs. Mary Andrews Denison].). Andy Luttrell. Glasgow: John S. Marr & Sons, 194 Buchanan St., N.D. [1876]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 16pp. undated catalogue at end, giving the publisher's address as 51 Dundas Street; bevelled blue fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered blue through gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated yellow. Slight foxing of edges; front pastedown very slightly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued according to the inserted Catalogue as No.4 in the series ‘Two Shillings and Sixpence Gift Books', which are here listed to No.18. Presumably a later issue. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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VAN EEDEN (Frederik). Little Johannes. Translated from the Dutch of Frederik Van Eeden By Clara Bell. With an Introductory Essay By Andrew Lang. William Heinemann, 1895. Sm.f'cap 8vo; final blank; yellow cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, blocked and lettered silver on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, silver, on spine; t.e. silver, others uncut. Covers just a trifle marked and dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Presentation copy from the author's mother, bearing her lengthy signed inscription on the front end-paper. Lang's Introduction occupies pp.v-xix.

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VARTY-SMITH (Augusta A.). Matthew Tindale. A Novel. In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1891. 3 Vols., Globe 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with final blank; blue buckram, lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with monogram design in grey. Two or three minor faults, but in general a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. A story set in the Pennines, involving a trial and execution for murder. A very well-written novel, with more than a tincture of Hardy. In this copy p.‘84' in volume II is misnumbered ‘4'.

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VASE (Gillan [i.e., Elizabeth Newton].). Through love to life: A novel. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889. Blank before half-title in each volume; diagonally fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower, rye, and leaf design in light green. Covers a trifle dull; some cracking of end-papers; rodent damage to blank lower fore-corners/margins of about fifteen leaves in volume two, not touching printed area; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Set partly in Ireland.

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VAST-RICOUARD [i.e., Raoul Vast and G. Ricouard]. The boulevard novels. II. The young guard, A picture of Paris morals and manners. Translated from the latest French edition. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1886. Double post 16mo; pp.248; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth, ruled and blocked black on back cover, elaborately blocked gilt, lettered black, on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated very dark marina blue. Nice copy.

The first issue: in cloth; later copies being in boards. Vizetelly seems to have experienced some difficulty in finding a printer for this series: he had to send it as far afield as Perth.

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VAUGHAN (Herbert). The Cambridge grisette. Illustrated by Charles Keene. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine St., Strand, 1862. Sm.imp.16mo, in half sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and seven plates; other illustrations in text; rose-pink wavy grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Front cover lightly stained; front end-papers renewed at an early date with matching paper; slight staining of some upper margins; some staining and foxing of plates; an excellent reading or working copy.



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VERE (Dora). Haunted! A Novel. John and Robert Maxwell, Milton House, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, And 25 St. Bride Street, E.C., N.D. [1886]. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+[332]; glazed yellow boards printed in green, red, and black. Paper covering of spine (but not the underlying cloth) somewhat chipped; a little light foxing and dusting; in general near nice.

First edition, yellowback issue. Not in Sadleir.

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VERGA (Giovanni). Cavalleria Rusticana And Other tales of Sicilian Peasant life. Translated by Alma Strettell. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Sm. narrow 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; unbleached glazed linen ruled on sides and spine, lettered on front cover and up spine, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, all in blue. Spine slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as Volume 29 of The Pseudonym Library, and published simultaneously in cloth at 2/-, as here, and in wrappers, at 1/6d. The first publication of Verga in England.

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VERGA (Giovanni). Cavalleria Rusticana And Other tales of Sicilian Peasant life. Translated by Alma Strettell. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Sm. narrow 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[190]+[ii]; yellow self-wrappers, printed in black, French folded over white plain paper wrappers, cut flush; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine darkened and slightly chipped, and wrappers generally a trifle faded and dusty; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Issued as Volume 29 of The Pseudonym Library, and published simultaneously in cloth at 2/-and in wrappers, as here, at 1/6d. The first publication of Verga in England.

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VERLAINE (Paul). Louise Leclercq: Le poteau; Pierre Duchatelet; Madame Aubin (Un acte). Paris, Leon Vanier, 19, Quai Saint-Michel, 19, 1886. Binder's blank before half-title; Table leaf followed by integral blank at end; fawn wrappers printed in black; French folded tissue dust wrapper; uncut edges. Very slight dusting of uncut edges; otherwise an extremely fine copy.



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VERNE (Jules). On the track. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1876]. Post 8vo; 28pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, numbered [1]-12, 17-32, printed on two different paper stocks, and evidently complete as issued; bright brown fine dotted line ribbed cloth over thick boards, cut flush, the cloth applied without backing at spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind and gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. One or two very minor faults, but a remarkably nice copy of a delicate and very scarce book.

Apparently the first Edition in English. Issued as volume six in the ‘Jules Verne Library'. According to the publisher's advertisement on the verso of the title-page, the series was available in three bindings: "fancy wrapper, 1s.; cloth, cut flush, 1s. 6d.; cloth gilt, 2s." Seven titles are listed as available, numbered as follows: 1. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth. 2. The English at the North Pole. 3. The Ice Desert. 4. Five Weeks in a Balloon. 5. The Mysterious Document. 6. On the Track. 7. Among the Cannibals. Sadleir 3706c records a single title only from this series, (no.2), in wrappers, which he was unable accurately to date. The present volume was evidently published a month or so later (Sadleir's listing only four titles on the advertisement). It is dated here by an advertisement on the verso of the half-title leaf for ‘Ice-world adventures . . . From the Earliest Period to the English Expedition of 1875' by James Mason, described as "An Entirely New Work". This appeared in 1876. ‘On The Track' is a story concerned with a journey across Australia, set in about the year 1865.

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[VERNEY (Frances Parthenope, Lady).]. Fernyhurst court: An Every-day Story. By the Author of "Stone Edge". Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, London, 1871. Sm.cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[338]+6; royal blue sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Slight cracking of front end-papers; otherwise fine.

Lady Verney's rare third book. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Wolff in fact did not know of its existence, since he describes her fourth book, ‘Llanaly Reefs', as her third, incautiously ignoring the ‘etc.' following the listing of her works on the title-page of that volume. The other books were published by Smith, Elder. They did not advertise the Strahan title! "Florence Nightingale's sister, and the chatelaine of Claydon, where Florence always stayed when in England. She wrote very interestingly indeed." - Wolff, IV, p.228.

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VERNEY (Frances Parthenope, Lady). The grey pool And other stories. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton & Co. Ltd; Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1891. Lge.post 8vo; pp.viii+352; portrait frontispiece after a painting by W.B. Richmond, A.R.A.; diagonally fine ribbed blue-green cloth, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Very slight general wear to covers; poor quality end-papers embrowned, and with some cracking; a little shaken; in general, however, a nice copy. Scarce.

Probably printed in Liverpool. Two novelettes and three short stories. The title novelette deals with a bargee and amateur poacher who commits a murder and is tried and acquitted - but it is not essentially a crime story. The rest likewise have industrial or commercial backgrounds. All are set in north-west England or north Wales. Not in Sadleir. Wolff, who was an enthusiast of Lady Verney's writing, did not have this title - and lists nothing, in fact, later than 1873, when she was writing for Smith, Elder. "Florence Nightingale's sister, and the chatelaine of Claydon, where Florence always stayed when in England. She wrote very interestingly indeed." - Wolff, IV, p.228. In this copy p.11, l.12 has the misprint ‘negociation'.

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[VICTOR (Mrs. Metta Victoria, née Fuller).]. [Cover title:] A bad boy's Diary. Published and Sold by Lewis's, in Market Street, Manchester. For the small sum of One Penny. N.D. [c.1883]. Demy 8vo format, 80pp., printed in double column, wire-stitched as a single gathering into pale green paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside and inside in black, the first leaf, the last two leaves, and the wrappers bearing advertisements for the publishers' department store. Wrappers loose, and staples somewhat rusted; otherwise a very nice copy.

A most popular work in its day, first published in New York in 1880. At least five 6d. editions were published in England between 1882 and 1884, besides the present edition which was published cheaply as an advertisement, the price presumably no more than covering the cost of its production. All the editions are now scarce. Wolff, 6958, recording a "yellowback [edition] in paper wrappers", published by Warne. Wright does not record this title, though it would certainly qualify to be included, but does list six other titles by this author issued between 1876 and 1884.

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VIDAL (Mrs. Francis). Winterton. London: Francis & John Rivington . . . & Spreat & Wallis, Exeter, 1846. Rivington's 8pp. catalogue dated December, 1851 bound in at end; blindstamped rose-madder cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth chipped slightly at head and tail of spine and free end-papers lacking; otherwise a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who records an 1864 title only.

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VIGGARS (Freke). The making Of Lawrence Westerton. With Frontispiece. George Allen, [8 Bell Yard,] London and [Sunnyside,] Orpington, 1893. Wood-engraved frontispiece by Arthur J. Gaskin, with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end (the last two leaves printed conjugate with prelims.); apple green buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked yellow, lettered black, on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Gilt lacking from spine, and covers a trifle dusty; tissue embrowned, with offsetting onto frontispiece; two or three leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[VON ARNIM (Elizabeth, Countess)]. Elizabeth And her German Garden. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: the Macmillan Company, 1898. All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; pp.[iv]+175+[i (blank)]; two toned light green linen effect cloth blocked and lettered dark brown on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Inscription (dated ‘Xmas. '98') on front end-paper; slight foxing of back end-papers; nonetheless a virtually fine copy.

The author's first book, a cross between a novel and a diary, beautifully written, human, and in places very funny. Reprints are plentiful: the first edition, as here, is very scarce, and we hypothesise that only a small number were printed. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[VON ARNIM (Elizabeth, Countess).]. The Solitary Summer. By the author of ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden'. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; woodcut head pieces; two toned light green linen effect cloth blocked and lettered brown on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Small mark on half a dozen large uncut edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

The author's second book.

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VON ESCHENBACH (Marie Ebner). The Two countesses. Translated by Mrs. Waugh. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Narrow f'cap 8vo; tipped-in leaf of green tinted paper bearing an announcement of Unwin's Novel Series, followed by integral advertisement leaf, at end; natural unglazed linen, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, lettered on front cover and up spine, ruled on sides and spine, all dark marina blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Front free end-paper lacking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as volume 27 of The Pseudonym Library, the series being published simultaneously in cloth, at 2/-, as here, and in paper wrappers, at 1/6d.

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VON SWARTWOUT (Janet). Heads Or The city of the gods: A narrative of Olombia in the wilderness. Illustrated. New York, Olombia Publishing Company, P.O. Box 248; 61 Chandos Street, Strand, London, 1895. Sq.demy 8vo; text-paper binder's blank at front, two at back; frontispiece on text-paper precedes title-page; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but none included in the pagination; pp.[x]+520; 4pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper at end; light green coarse cloth lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with small floral pattern in green. Extensive light damp-spotting of covers, and gilt somewhat flaking; otherwise a nice copy.

In two parts: 163pp. of fiction interspersed with semi-philosophical disquisition, followed by more than three hundred pages of argument and analysis: a half-educated attempt at scholarship rather of the kind made familiar in more recent times by Von Daniken - in this case adduced in support of the utopian ideas of Dr. William H. Von Swartwout whose works on social and financial matters are advertised at the end. Not in Wright.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). V. Garshin: Stories From Garshin. Translated by E.L. Voynich. Introduction by S. Stepniak. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Lge.12mo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; blank at end; pp.[viii]+230+[ii]; pale, flecked light grey-green, buckram, ruled and blocked dark green, blocked grey-green, on sides, lettered dark green on front cover, ruled and lettered dark green on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in olive green. Slight fading and bubbling of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A very early translation by the author of ‘The Gadfly'. Issued as volume five of ‘The Independent Novel Series'. The Introduction by Stepniak (whose real name was S.M. Dragomanoff) occupies pp.[1]-22.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). V. Garshin: Stories From Garshin. Translated by E.L. Voynich. Introduction by S. Stepniak. T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Lge.12mo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; blank at end; pp.[viii]+230+[ii]; pale, flecked light grey-green, buckram, ruled and blocked dark chocolate, blocked grey-green, on sides, lettered dark chocolate on front cover, ruled and lettered dark chocolate on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram design in grey green. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A very early translation by the author of ‘The Gadfly'. Issued as volume five of ‘The Independent Novel Series'. The Introduction by Stepniak (whose real name was S.M. Dragomanoff) occupies pp.[1]-22. A minor binding variant: some copies being blocked, ruled, and lettered dark green, and with end-papers printed similarly in olive green.

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VOYNICH (E.L.). The Gadfly. London, William Heinemann, 1897. Leaf of author's acknowledgments follows title-page; pp.[vi]+373+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end headed ‘Mr. William Heinemann's Autumn Announcements mdcccxcvii'; pale pink cloth blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, at lower inner corner of back cover, blocked with art nouveau design in lime green and white within white ruled box on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine a trifle mottled and faded; end-papers lightly foxed, prelims. very slightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.

Elizabeth Voynich's first novel and key title, and by far the scarcest of her books in first edition form. The first copy we have seen in more than twenty years. Not in either Sadleir or Wolff. The catalogue lists this title under the heading New Fiction without either description or review. On the spine, the publisher's name is wholly in upper case letters, the initial being 5mm tall, the rest 4mm. An excellent art nouveau binding, possibly by Laurence Housman.

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VYNNE (Nora). A comedy Of Honour. Ward Lock & Bowden Limited, 1895. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and one plate; series vignette on half-title and title; integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by 12pp. advertisements on text-paper; vertically ribbed dull yellow-green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine in series style; t.e.g., others uncut; dark green silk marker; end-papers printed dark yellow green, in series style. Very slight fading of spine; end-papers lightly foxed; a very little scattered foxing passim; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Nautilus Series'.

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W. (E.H.). Marian Falconer; Or, Stars in the Darkness. Bath: Binns and Goodwin, London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., N.D. [but c. 1856]. Frontispiece and vignette title page engraved by E. Evans after W.S. Coleman; letterpress title; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+472; sm.8vo; Victorian half roan, marbled sides. Leather peeling, the front board detached; a little light dusting here and there, and one or two minor faults, but a very good copy.

We can trace no record of this title. A rare provincial novel, dated from an inscription on an original (yellow coated) end-paper the binder has preserved. The Bath imprint alone appears on the engraved title.

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W. (H.). Ellen Clinton; Or, The influence of a loving spirit. James Clarke & Co., 13, Fleet Street; Jackson, Walford, & Hodder, Paternoster Row, 1868. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+444; bevelled carmine patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered carmine-through-gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked gilt, lettered carmine-through-gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Very light foxing of first and last few leaves, but virtually a fine copy, nonetheless.

According to the spine imprint issued as a volume in the ‘Christian World Library', though this is not mentioned elsewhere. The ‘English Catalogue of Books' gives the date 1867 for this title. It was in fact issued late in 1867, and dated ahead. This is made clear by an inscription dated ‘Decr. 9th 1867' on the verso of the front end-paper.

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WAKEFIELD (Miss). Mary The Primrose girl; Or The Heir of Stanmore. An interesting tale. By Miss Wakefield. Illustrated with Engravings on Steel. London: William Emans, publisher, 31, Cloth Fair, N.D. [1837]. Extra cr.8vo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title precede letterpress title; five steel-engraved plates; pp.[ii]+638; contemporary half natural calf, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt and elaborately tooled blind, dark brown lettering-piece. Lettering piece chipped, covers generally a little rubbed, and half-inch piece chipped from tail of spine; front end-papers strengthened at gutter, and free end-paper frayed at fore-margin; old ownership stamp removed from verso of title, leaving slight thinning, and title leaf very slightly chipped at fore-margin; some foxing and dusting of plates, but otherwise internally a very nice copy.

Dated from the plates, several of which bear William Emans' imprint as given on the printed title, followed by the year. It seems probable that the vignette title was issued originally dated but that the date has been shaved off by the binder: William Emans' imprint appearing at the extreme tail. A ‘penny dreadful', here issued upon first publication in twenty-seven twelve-page numbers. It was re-issued anonymously ten years later in thirty-four penny numbers by Edward Lloyd, that edition being recorded by Summers, p.404; and NSTC, listing the British Library copy only (a 1966-70 acquisition); but not by Block, Wolff, or the London Library Catalogue. This first edition is entirely unrecorded. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.18, 26, 131, 216, and 570.

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WALFORD (L.B. [Mrs. Alfred Saunders]). The History of a week. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1886. Pp.[vi]+282; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end; cerise smooth cloth with gilt blocked ‘label' on spine showing pattern, lettering, and short rule, cerise through gilt; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Very slight rubbing of gilt, but a near fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6971, recording only a yellowback reprint.

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WALFORD (L.B. [Mrs. Alfred Saunders]). A sage of sixteen. With numerous text and full-page illustrations By J.E. Goodall. Spencer Blackett & Hallam, 35 St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1889. Half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates; numous illustrations in text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.275+[i (blank)]+4; Oxford blue buckram, lettered gilt, and black, on spine, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and gilt and Oxford blue outlined black on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. End-papers foxed on verso, with offsetting through two adjacent leaves; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. From a publisher who couldn't make it, no matter how hard he tried - in spite of having good authors, and always produced handsome books. This version of the imprint was particularly short lived. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.9, 44, 77 [76], 78, 95 [96], 138, 149 [150], 169 [168], 190, 206, 218, 231 [230], 239 [250], 253 [254], and 274 - the numbers in brackets giving the actual positions.

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WALFORD (L.B. [Mrs. Alfred Saunders]). A question Of penmanship. Stories. Griffith, Farran, Browne & Co., Ltd., 39 Charing Cross Road, London, N.D. [1893]. Vignette wood-engraved head pieces throughout; 12pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated Autumn, 1893; brown glazed linen blocked dark green, lettered gilt, on spine and front cover, ruled gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Nice copy.

Reprint: according to Wolff, the first edition is dated - and differently bound. Printer's imprint at foot of last page of text subscribed: ‘\M.-W.-10/93.' (?500 copies. - Walford. - October/1893). The art nouveau design of the covers is rather unsuccessful, because, largely, of the lack of contrast in the colours involved. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6973, recording the first edition, which is dated.

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WALFORD (L.B. [Mrs. Alfred Saunders]). A Bubble. A story by L.B. Walford Author Of ‘Mr. Smith,' ‘The baby's Grandmother,' Etc. etc. Westminster, A. Constable And Co.: 1895. Narrow f'cap 8vo; three blanks and advertisement leaf before half-title; decorative title-page (possibly designed by Osman Spare); two blanks at end; pp.[xvi]+[171]+[v]; 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. Cloth slightly darkened; inscriptions (one dated ‘December 14th 1895') on front end-paper; light marginal embrowning throughout, as usual with this series; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Sadleir, 3393/4; this title not in Wolff. The first binding, issue in cloth. Published as the fourth volume of The Acme Library, in cloth, as here, at 1s. 6d. or in wrappers at 1s.

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WALFORD (L.B. [Mrs. Alfred Saunders]). Sir Patrick: the puddock. C. Arthur Pearson Limited, Henrietta Street W.C., 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title; pp.[viii]+312; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on blind pressed panel on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Not in SAdleir; this title not in Wolff.

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WALL (D., Esq, Correspondent to several Literary Societies). Founded on Facts: Twenty years confinement, Or The Two Casimirs. Published by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Sque. [sic], N.D. [1819]. Demy 8vo in half-sheets; letterpress prelims. apparently not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece by Swift after Williams, and conjugate vignette title, by [J.] Bull; seven plates (five by Bull, two by Williams and Swift); pp.544; contemporary full diced calf, elaborately tooled and lettered gilt on spine. Calf chipped a little on spine, and with small repair at head; some fingering and dusting throughout, and a few corners creased; but printed on good paper, with no oxydation, and entirely sound. Rare.

Not in Summers, Block, or the British or London Library Catalogues; the date is here supplied from NUC, which records only the Yale and Princeton copies. Issued in 23 numbers, the last consisting of eight leaves, the rest of twelve. Better written than the puff following the author's name might suggest! There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.70, 142, 188, 270, 273, 362, and 497.

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WALLACE ([Major General] Lew.). The fair god; Or, The last of the ‘Tzins. A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1873. Blank precedes title page; blank at end; pp.586; green patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated brown. Covers a trifle rubbed; one or two very minor faults internally, but in general a nice copy.

Johnson, American First Editions, 4th edn., p.512. The author's first book, preceded only by a rare broadside written for local issue at ‘The Great Western Sanitary Fair' c.1864.

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WALLACE ([Major General] Lew.). The prince of India Or Why Constantinople fell. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1893. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one; half natural calf, red and black labels, spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled gilt in compartments, matching art-marbled boards and end-papers; t.e.g. Spines slightly darkened; poor quality paper very lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a fine copy, finely bound.

In this copy, the prelims. to volume one consist of title leaf, dedication leaf (dated May 20, 1893), two Contents leaves, and fly-title to Book I.

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WALLACE ([Major General] Lew.). The prince of India Or Why Constantinople fell. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 45 Albemarle Street, 1893. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; blank before title-page and final blank in volume one; dark blue fine diaper cloth, blocked blind, silver, and red, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; blue and white head and tail bands. Light foxing of end-papers, otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue. Printed, and probably bound, in America. The prelims. to volume one consist of a blank leaf, title leaf, two Contents leaves, and fly-title to Book I., the dedication present in the American issue being here omitted. The English issue is a good deal scarcer than the American one, even in England.

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WALPOLE (Horace, Earl of Orford). Lord Orford's Reminiscences. Printed for John Sharpe, 1818. [So engraved title. Letterpress title reads: Reminiscences: Written in 1788, For the Amusement of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes B***y. No date, publisher, or place.] 12mo; letterpress title followed by engraved vignette title after Sir Thomas Lawrence; old half roan, marbled sides. Covers rubbed and worn and backstrip partly lacking; engraved title foxed, and neatly restored at blank upper margin, where name has been torn away, but with contemporary signature beneath title; text in general nice.

Originally published in volume four of the nine volume collected edition in 1798, where, as the editor of the present volume remarks in a publisher's note following the engraved title ‘This agreeable Historical Tale has hitherto been secluded from the eye of the general reader'; this is the first separate printing apart from an edition of twenty-five copies published in 1805. Despite the title page, the last leaf is dated by the author January 13th, 1789.

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WALTON (Mrs. O.F.). A peep behind the scenes. The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; and 164, Piccadily, N.D. [1877]. Sq.8vo; frontispiece and four plates by Whymper; vignette on title and numerous fine woodcut vignettes, initial letters, and tailpieces, in text, signed ‘Blanchard', ‘W.H.G.', ‘Whymper', etc.; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.272+12; light grass green bevelled buckram pictorially blocked in dark green, brown, black, and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered black-edged gilt on green on front cover, gilt on spine, embossed with publisher's device black-edged green on gilt on spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; a.e.g.; end-papers printed florally pale grey green. Fine copy.

Juvenile. A excellent copy of a beautifully produced book, with a superb cover design. This is apparently the correct first edition. The British Library Catalogue lists the volume as undated under the above date, but gives no details as to pagination, the deposit copy having been destroyed during the war and not as yet replaced. According to B.L.C. subsequent editions appeared in 1882 (62pp.); 1909 (96pp., and with illustrations by Sydney Cowell); 1918 (replicating the 1909 edition); and 1940 (255pp.).

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WARD (Artemus [i.e., Charles Farrar Browne].). Artemus Ward: His book. With notes and a preface by the Editor of The Biglow Papers. Fourth English edition, With additional chapters, Printed here for the first time. John Camden Hotten, [74 and 75,] Piccadilly, 1865. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank on recto, bearing authorial introduction on verso precedes title-page; half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; pp.[vi]+182+[vi]; green bevelled sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate; binder's ticket of Bone & Son, 76, Fleet Street, on back pastedown. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The first expanded edition. Blank, 1526, note, records this edition from an advertisement, but had not succeeded in locating a copy. Of the two ‘additional chapters', one, reprinted from a Bristol newspaper, is described by the editor, Hotten, as of doubtful authenticity. The first English edition appeared in the same year: the American original in 1862.

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WARD (Artemus). Artemus Ward Among The Fenians. With the Showman's observations upon life in Washington, And military ardour in Baldinsville. John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, N.D. [1866]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; 8pp. integral advertisements before half-title; advertisement on verso of half-title; 16pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+56+[x (unnumbered advertisements)]+6; dark green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt up spine; end-papers coated very pale lemon; top- and fore- edges uncut. Scattered light marking and dusting, but a nice copy.

Blanck, 1529, listing no American edition. Blanck's printing 1, with the Savill and Edwards imprint on p.56 (no known precedence). There was also an issue in wrappers.

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[WARD (Artemus), i.e. Charles Farrar Browne.]. Shaving them; Or, the Adventures of 3 yankees On the continent of Europe. Edited by Titus A. Brick, Esq. John Camden Hotten, 74 & 75, Piccadilly, N.D. [1872]. F'cap 8vo;publisher's advertisement leaf and frontispiece on text-paper precede vignette title-page; half-title and true front free end-paper not called for; 10pp. integral advertisements at end, headed "Special List for 1872", followed by 15pp. further advertisements, on text-paper, the last forming the paste-down; ivory wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in red and blue, in blue up spine, and with commercial advertisements in blue on back cover; front paste-down printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Paper of spine worn, and chipped at head and tail; front wrapper insignificantly chipped at lower corner, and frayed and creased at one point on fore-edge; wrappers generally a trifle rubbed and dusty; initial advertisement leaf chipped and creased on fore-edge, not approaching text, and with some foxing; two or three small chips and tears affecting blank fore-margins, and a very few scattered fox-spots on edges; otherwise a nice copy of a very delicate book.

Wright lists no American edition of this title. Not in Blanck.

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[WARD (Robert Plumer).]. De Vere; Or, the Man of independence. By The author of Tremaine. In four volumes. Henry Colburn, 1827. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without the half-titles in volumes one, two, and four (none called for in volume three), and without the three integral advertisement leaves at the end of volume four; contemporary half calf, ripple grain cloth sides. Leather very worn, and most boards detached, but sewing sound; text nice.

Sadleir, 3298.

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[WARD (Robert Plumer).]. De Clifford; Or, The constant man. By the Author of "Tremaine," "De Vere," &c. In four volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1841. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; bound up without the half-titles in volumes one and two (none called for in other volumes), and without the final leaf of advertisements in volume four; quarter roan, alligator grain cloth sides, round corners. Crudely but strongly rebacked; a little scattered dusting, chiefly in volume one, but text generally nice.

Sadleir, 3297; this title not in Wolff.

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WARD (Robert Plumer). De Clifford; Or, the Constant man. By R. Plumer Ward, Esq., Author of Pictures of the World; Human Life; De Vere; Tremaine; Chatsworth; etc. In four volumes. Henry Colburn; A.K. Newman and Company, 1846. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles probably not called for in this issue; cancel title in each volume; integral leaf Colburn advertisements at end of volume four; quarter roan, marbled sides, cloth corners. Leather slightly worn; end-papers strengthened in one volume; title-leaf and front end-paper lacking in volume three; otherwise fine.

First edition, remainder issue: the original sheets with cancel titles, the book having been originally issued by Colburn alone in 1841. Though Colburn's name appears first on the present titles, it is very small indeed, A.K. Newman appearing as the main publisher. This title not in Wolff; Sadleir, 3297 records the original issue. The present issue, which is the first to have Ward's name on the title-page, is rather scarce.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G., later Mason). The Rose of Claremont, Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. By Catherine G. Ward, Authoress of "The Mysterious Marriage," "The Daughter of St. Omer," "My Native Land," &c. &c. London: Printed for Thos. Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1821]. [The Rose Of Claremont Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. Vol.II. London, Pubd. by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Sqe. Newgate St. Bull [del. et sculpt.] 1821.]. 2 Vols., lge.post 8vo, signed both in fours and triplets of four (the latter intermittently and somewhat irregularly); engraved frontispiece and eight plates called for in volume one, frontispiece and six plates called for in volume two, the present copy being without the frontispiece to volume two, and including the correct number of plates otherwise, but with one duplicated, having been included by the publisher in mistake for another which is consequently lacking; each volume with engraved title-page; volume one without the letterpress half-title and dedication leaves apparently called for by both the pagination and the signatures, the second volume without two preliminary leaves allowed for by the pagination, but not by the signatures; pp.[5]-600; [5]-602; modern three quarter green Niger morocco, tooled and lettered gilt, grey boards. Slight scattered dusting and foxing, but in general a nice copy.

This title not in Wolff. Summers, pp.487-8, records the publication details as ‘J. Tallis and G. Virtue, 1820. Another ed., Kelly, 1823'; Block, p.248 says ‘Tallis, [1820]', quoting the British Library copy and two bookshop copies. Both date the first edition, presumably, from the dedication, which is so subscribed. The present copy has, at least in part, a different setting of text from the edition published by Tallis and Virtue, but the engraved plates are the same. Since the date otherwise appears only in the engraver's imprint on the title-page to volume two, and the work was almost certainly first issued in parts, ‘1820-21' would probably be correct for the original date of issue, the edition being in fact technically undated. The Kelly title-page is the same as that used by Tallis and Virtue, with the sole difference of a variant imprint, but the combination of the two title-pages reflects a more complex problem, for the book is made up of gatherings pieced in together throughout both volumes from two different issues, the one being virtually a line for line reprint of the other, though with minor differences of spelling and lineation (the latter being responsible for at least one discontinuity, the repetition at the top of p.17 in volume one of the last four words from the foot of p.16). The one issue is signed throughout in triplets of four leaves, presumably for issuing in parts, as well as more conventionally in fours, the other being signed in fours alone, but with the addition of the title identification letters ‘R. C.'. The two issues are most readily distinguished, however, by the presence in the headlines throughout the ‘parts' issue of a comma after the word ‘wife'. A further issue is also sometimes seen, which, though it agrees line for line with the issue signed ‘R.C.', is without that prefix to the signatures: it otherwise agrees in its general characteristics with that printing, being signed in fours only, and being without the comma in the headline. Detailed comparison of this with the other two issues reveals differences of punctuation, however, this third version being invariably the inferior (for example, on p.145 of volume one l.16 it has a comma at the end, where in those signed in triplets or bearing the letters ‘R.C.' it does not, which is obviously correct; at the end of the last line on the same page, it has a the full stop after ‘Estifania', whereas in the other two the dash is present, as is called for by the sense: though in the version signed in triplets the lineation is different at this point, the line concerned falling at the head of the next page). Quite evidently the present copy was pieced together by the joint publishers from leftover stocks of sheets. The issue with the comma in the headline was printed in Oxford by Bartlett and Hinton, the issue without either the comma or the identification letters in London by C. Baynes, 9, Cook's Court, Carey Street. The novel is based on the life of the Princess Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G., later Mason). The Rose of Claremont, Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. By Catherine G. Ward, Authoress of "The Mysterious Marriage," "The Daughter of St. Omer," "My Native Land," &c. &c. London: Published by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Square, Newgate Street: and G. Virtue, 6, Cannon Row, Parliament Street, N.D. [1821]. [The Rose Of Claremont Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. Vol.II. London: Pubd. by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Sqe. Newgate St. Bull [del. et sculpt.] 1821.]. 2 Vols., lge.post 8vo, signed in fours; engraved frontispiece and eight plates called for in volume one, frontispiece and six plates called for in volume two, the present copy being without one of the plates in volume one; each volume with engraved title-page; volume one without the letterpress half-title apparently called for by both the pagination and the signatures, but with the dedication leaf, the second volume without two preliminary leaves allowed for by the pagination, but not by the signatures; pp.[3]-600; [5]-602; contemporary (?publisher's) full mottled calf, tooled and lettered gilt. Joints cracked, and one board detached; some plates foxed or damp-marked; two leaves with neat contemporary signature on upper margin; two or three leaves a little stained; otherwise, and in general a very nice copy.

This title not in Wolff. Summers, pp.487-8, records the publication details as ‘J. Tallis and G. Virtue, 1820. Another ed., Kelly, 1823'; Block, p.248 says ‘Tallis, [1820]', quoting the British Library copy and two bookshop copies. Both date the work, presumably, from the dedication which is so subscribed; almost certainly the work was originally published in parts, however, and the engraver's imprint on the second title-page is dated 1821. This issue does not have a comma after ‘wife' in the headlines, throughout, nor does it have the title indicator ‘R. C.' as a prefix to the signatures. We believe this to be the second printing of the Tallis and Virtue edition, preceded by the edition with the title indicator ‘R.C.', and followed by a Kelly edition, which has the comma in the headlines. Printed by C. Baynes, 9, Cook's Court, Carey Street. The novel is based on the life of Princess Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G., later Mason). The Rose of Claremont, Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. By Catherine G. Ward, Authoress of "The Mysterious Marriage," "The Daughter of St. Omer," "My Native Land," &c. &c. London: Printed for Thos. Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, 1823. [The Rose Of Claremont Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. Vol.II. London: Pubd. by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Sqe. Newgate St. Bull [del. et sculpt.] 1821.]. 2 Vols., lge.post 8vo, signed mainly in fours and triplets of four with a parts number, whilst a few gatherings are signed in fours either with the signature letter and number alone or with that plus the title indicator ‘R.C.'; engraved frontispiece and seven plates (ex eight) in volume one, frontispiece and six plates in volume two; each volume with engraved title-page; volume one without the letterpress half-title and dedication leaf apparently called for by both the pagination and the signatures, but almost certainly not called for in this edition, the second volume without two preliminary leaves allowed for by the pagination, but not by the signatures; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[5]-600; [5]-602+[ii]; early full mottled sheep, tooled gilt on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, red label. Joints cracked and one board detached; a few very minor faults in text; an unusually nice copy, nonetheless.

This title not in Wolff; Summers, pp.487-8, records the publication details as ‘J. Tallis and G. Virtue, 1820. Another ed., Kelly, 1823'; Block, p.248 says ‘Tallis, [1820]', quoting the British Library copy and two bookshop copies. Both date the work, presumably, from the dedication which is so subscribed; almost certainly the work was originally published in parts, however, and the engraver's imprint on the second title-page is dated 1821. The present copy, though of mixed sheets, as usual with this title, is of the 1823 Kelly parts issue almost throughout, the only exceptions being parts 9, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28, which are of the issue signed in fours with the title identification letters ‘R.C.' (to which are added ‘--Vol.II' in the second volume)) on each signature - though part 23 of that issue, it should be noted, lacks the ‘R.C.' on the second and third signatures on all copies seen (‘3Z' and ‘4A'). The remaining forty parts are of the issue with a comma after ‘wife' in the headlines, and with the signatures arranged both in fours and triplets of four. This is worth stressing, since both the first gathering of volume one (which accompanies the re-engraved title-page) and the last gathering of volume two (which bears the imprint of Bartlett and Hinton, Printers Oxford) are of that issue, the final part, which is numbered 50, including the integral advertisement leaf. Both the first title-page and the integral advertisement leaf bear Kelly's name, making clear that this printing was in fact made for him, and dates, presumably, from 1823. The advertisement leaf itself is of some interest, listing titles numbered 87 to 107 from ‘Kelly's Catalogue', including an edition of ‘Fatherless Fanny' not recorded by Summers or Block (22 numbers, price 6d. each), ‘Fatherless Rosa, or the Dangers of the Female Life; a new and original Work, intended as a companion to the above. By Robert Huish, Esq.' (22 numbers), not recorded by either Summers or Block earlier than 1834, and the present work, listed as number 106: "In 50 numbers, price 6d. each". The novel is based on the life of Princess Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G., later Mason). The Rose of Claremont, Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. By Catherine G. Ward, Authoress of "The Mysterious Marriage," "The Daughter of St. Omer," "My Native Land," &c. &c. London: Published by J. Tallis, 16, Warwick Square, Newgate Street: and G. Virtue, 6, Cannon Row, Parliament Street, N.D. [but this issue post 1823]. [The Rose Of Claremont Or Daughter, Wife & Mother. Vol.II. London: Pubd. by J. Tallis, 7, Warwick Sqe. Newgate St. Bull [del. et sculpt.] 1821.]. 2 Vols., lge.post 8vo, signed mainly in fours either with the signature letter and number alone or with that plus the title indicator ‘R.C.', whilst a few gatherings are signed also in triplets of four with a parts number; engraved frontispiece and eight plates in volume one, frontispiece and six plates in volume two; each volume with engraved title-page; volume one without the letterpress half-title apparently called for by both the pagination and the signatures, but with the dedication leaf, the second volume without two preliminary leaves allowed for by the pagination, but not by the signatures; pp.[3]-600; [5]-602; early full mottled sheep, ruled gilt on sides, tooled gilt on spine, red label. Slight rubbing of sheep; slight dusting and fingering passim; three plates with neat marginal strengthening on verso; two or three leaves with small tears or chips, not affecting text; otherwise, and in general a nice copy.

This title not in Wolff; Summers, pp.487-8, records the publication details as ‘J. Tallis and G. Virtue, 1820. Another ed., Kelly, 1823'; Block, p.248 says ‘Tallis, [1820]', quoting the British Library copy and two bookshop copies. Both date the work, presumably, from the dedication which is so subscribed; almost certainly the work was originally published in parts, however, and the engraver's imprint on the second title-page is dated 1821. The present copy is of a later issue, the number in Tallis's address on the first engraved title having been altered in the plate from ‘7' to ‘16'. The book also is evidently made up from three different printings of the sheets, the bulk of both volumes being of the issues without a comma after ‘wife' in the headlines, and no parts numbers, but some gatherings of volume two (including the last gathering which bears the imprint of Bartlett and Hinton, Printers Oxford) are of that issue (the final part there being numbered ‘50'); whilst some gatherings in volume one have the title indicator ‘R. C.' as a prefix to the signature marks. The printing signed in triplets of fours and printed by Bartlett and Hinton in Oxford was made for Kelly, as is proved by an integral advertisement leaf in a copy of the Kelly edition we have seen, and is therefore almost certainly later, since Kelly dated that edition 1823; the change of address for Tallis proves the present copy to be also of a later issue, and the fact that it is made up principally of the sheets without either the comma after ‘wife' in the headlines or the title indicator ‘R.C.' in the signatures leads us to suspect that it is in fact the second Tallis and Virtue printing, the one with the indicator ‘R.C.' being probably the first. In this copy the last line on p.561 in volume one has the word ‘were' lacking at the start of the line (issue without comma or ‘R.C.'). The plates to volume one are bound in where called for in the Directions to the Binder note at the end of volume two; those to volume two are bound in to face pp.32, 421, 492, 525, 526, and 573 rather than in the positions indicated in the note. The novel is based on the life of Princess Charlotte Augusta, daughter of George IV.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G., later Mason). The Widow's choice Or One. Two. Three. By Mrs Catherine G. Ward Authoress Of The Rose of Claremont; Mysterious Marriage; Orphan Boy; Thorn or Doubtful property; Family Portraits; and The Cottage on the Cliffs, etc. Published by J. Saunders, 24, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, March 29-1823. Lge.12mo, each gathering signed both in fours and triplets of four; mezzotint frontispiece and engraved title-page, both on plate paper, precede first leaf of text; letterpress title lacking; pp.[3]-[622]; contemporary watered calf, gilt. Leather of spine chipped at head, front joint cracked, corners slightly worn; small neat ownership signature on two upper margins; some foxing and fingering in text; single worm-holes affecting fore-margin of frontispiece and last three leaves; in general a very good copy.

This title not in Wolff. Summers, p.556. The present copy shows stab-holes only in a very few gatherings, and was clearly not made up from the parts but issued by the publisher as a volume - almost certainly in the binding it now wears. Apart from the first gathering, which shows slight looseness, the volume is entirely tight and sound, and it does not appear that the five further plates called for by Summers have ever been included. The British Library copy here is of no help, since it lacks all after p.24. Printed by Bartlett and Hinton at Oxford.

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WARD (Catherine G. [later Mason].). The Mysterious Marriage; Or, The will of my father. By Catherine G. Ward, Authoress of - Family Portraits, - The Rose of Claremont, - The Orphan Boy, - Poems, - The Daughter of St. Omer, - My Native Land, - Robertina, - Son and the Nephew, - The Primrose Girl, - Tales of My Grandmother, &c. &c. London: Printed by C. Baynes, 13, Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Published by George Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, And Bath Street, Bristol [so letterpress title; the engraved title reads: London; Published by G. Virtue, Panyer Alley, Paternoster Row, And 29, Temple St. Bristol], 1824. Demy 8vo, in half sheets; conjugate frontispiece and engraved title, letterpress title, and 4pp. Contents precede start of text; half-title not present, probably lacking; eight plates; Directions to the Binder printed at end of text; final integral blank; pp.[2]+iv+5-646+[ii]; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Leather of spine lacking, and boards detached; a little dusting and foxing, and a few leaves loose. As a binding copy.

Reprint: according to Block, p.248, first published by J. Tallis in 1820; Summers, p.437, lists the first edition as G. Virtue, 1821; a second edition by Virtue in the same year; a third edition by ‘G. Virtue, London and Bristol; John Tallis, London and Birmingham; W. Baynes, Leeds", a fourth edition, in 27 weekly numbers, Virtue, 1822, and, fifthly, the present edition.

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WARD (Mrs. Catherine G. [later Mason].). The Fisher's daughter, Or the Wanderings of Wolf, And the Fortunes of Alfred. Being the sequel to that so greatly admired and popular Work, entitled, The Cottage on the Cliff, Or a sea-side story. Published by G. Virtue, 20, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row; Bath-Street, Bristol; And Queen-Square, Liverpool, 1824. Lge.12mo, each gathering signed both in fours and triplets of four; half-title not called for; engraved and letterpress titles; frontispiece, and ten plates, mostly on steel; final page of Directions to the Binder; pp.912; contemporary full calf gilt. Calf cracked over front joint (which is otherwise sound), worn at corners, and chipped a little at head and tail of spine; one or two minor faults internally, but generally a very nice copy, and with large margins. Rare.

This title not in Wolff. Summers, p.209, giving the date as 1827. The Directions to the Binder calls for only seven plates. The Book was printed by Bartlett and Hinton, at Oxford, and originally issued stabbed, presumably in parts.

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WARD (E.). Fresh from the Fens: A story of Three Lincolnshire lasses. With Eight Illustrations. London, Seeley and Co., Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1891. Lithographic frontispiece and seven plates; half-title not called for; pp.[iii]-vi+356; diagonally fine ribbed grey-green cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Letter pinned to front end-paper (v. note); otherwise a fine copy.

The publisher's File Copy, so rubber-stamped on the upper margin of the title-page. Pinned to the front end-paper is a TLS from the printers, Billing & Sons Ltd dated Sept. 25th, 1913, relating to this title, which gives an interesting insight into English publishing practices before the first world war: "our charge for making stereos from the moulds in our possession would be at the rate of £1. 2/- per sheet of 32pp. These moulds were made twenty-two years ago, but they have been stored in a dry place, and are no doubt in good order. We will have them examined and reported on before casting on hearing from you." The book was purchased from the Warne file, Warne's having at some point taken over Seeley & Co. The odd pagination of the prelims. results from the fact that the printer allowed for a half-title, but this would have had in fact to have been printed as a singleton and was never produced. There is no list of illustrations, but they are tipped in to face pp.42, 84, 100, 208, 228, 272, and [348]. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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