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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.

ANTHOLOGY. [The Novel Newspaper. Vol.I. Containing - The Pilot: A tale of the sea. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. The Spy: A tale of the neutral ground. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. The Pioneers: Or, the Sources of the Susquehanna. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. The Last of the Mohicans: A narrative of 1757. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. And Lionel Lincoln: Or, The leaguer of Boston. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. London: Published by William Morgan, 266, Strand, 1838.] Double roy.16mo, printed in double-column; half-title not called for; separate title-page to each novel [reading: The Pilot: A tale of the sea. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq., Author of "The Pioneers," "The Last of the Mohicans," &c. &c.London: Published by William Morgan, 266, Strand, 1838; [The Spy: A tale of the neutral ground. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq., Author of "The Pioneers," "The Last of the Mohicans," &c. &c. London: Published by William Morgan, 266, Strand, 1838]; The Pioneers: Or, the Sources of the Susquehanna. A descriptive tale. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq., Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," &c. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; [The Last of the Mohicans: A narrative of 1757. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq., Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," "The Pioneers," &c. &c. London: Published by William Morgan, 266, Strand, 1838]; Lionel Lincoln: Or, The leaguer of Boston. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Esq. London: Published by William Morgan, 266, Strand, 1838]; pp.[ii]+96+97* - 102*+97 - 196+[ii]+197 - 500 (including the title to the last work). TOGETHER WITH: [The Novel Newspaper. Vol.II. Containing - The Hungarian brothers. By Miss Anna Maria Porter. Don Sebastian: Or, The House of Braganza. An historical romance. By Miss Anna Maria Porter. Peter Pilgrim: Or, A rambler's recollections. By the Author of "Nick of the Woods." Nick Of The woods. By Dr. Bird. And Horse-shoe Robinson. By J.P. Kennedy, Esq. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839.] Double roy.16mo, printed in double-column; half-title not called for; separate title-page to each novel [reading: The Hungarian brothers. By Miss Anna Maria Porter. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; Don Sebastian: Or, The House of Braganza. An historical romance. By Miss Anna Maria Porter, Author of "The Hungarian Brothers." London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; Peter Pilgrim: Or, A rambler's recollections. By the Author of "Nick of the Woods." London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; Nick Of The woods. By Dr. Bird, Author of "Peter Pilgrim," etc. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; Horse-shoe Robinson. By J.P. Kennedy, Esq. Author of "Rob of the Bowl," &c. &c. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839]; pp.509 (including the title-leaves)+[i (blank)]. TOGETHER WITH: The Novel Newspaper. Vol.III. Containing - Captain Kyd, and The Pirate, By the author of "The Southwest." The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, By T. Smollett, Esq. And The Prairie, By J.F. Cooper, Esq. London: Published by J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street, And T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839. Double roy.16mo, printed in double-column; half-title not called for; the first two titles only, one bound in at the start of volume one, the other at the end of volume two; separate title-page to each novel [reading: Captain Kyd; Or, The wizard of the sea. A romance. By the author of "The Southwest," "Lafitte," &c. London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839; The Pirate: Or, Lafitte of the Gulf of Mexico. By the author of "Captain Kyd." London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839]; pp.[ii]+90+80. Two volumes, contemporary half natural calf, black lettering piece, marbled boards. Insignificant rubbing to calf of spines, and slight splitting to front joint of volume two; without the general titles to volumes one and two, and the specific titles to ‘The Spy' and ‘The Last of the Mohicans', which were single insets, and may have been omitted because of the change of publisher (v. note) in favour of cancel leaves which were not ready by the time those numbers were put up; one leaf torn at inner margin with loss of parts of two letters; a couple of leaves a little dusty, and one or two small blank corners chipped; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Numbers 1 - 16; 17 - 32; 33 - 35; and 45 - 47. In this copy No.6 has the number written in in ink, and Nos.16 and 45 are not numbered. Originally issued stabbed. P.196 in volume one (the first leaf verso of No.7) carries a footnote: "For the convenience of binding, and at the solicitations of our numerous readers, the Novel Newspaper will in future be printed in its present form [i.e., double roy.16mo]; it contains precisely the same quantity of matter. The paging of this No. is advanced to what it will be when back numbers, which are now reprinting, are published in a similar form." It is to be inferred from this that the first six numbers appeared originally in a larger format (probably that of a tabloid newspaper). This would also explain the starred, intercalated, pages in No. 3, the amount of extra space required having evidently been miscalculated. The first six numbers are therefore of the second (first roy.8vo) printing. The rest appear to be of the first printing, except for the single inset title to ‘The Pioneers', which has the later imprint of T.L. Holt and is dated 1839 rather than the 1838 of the Morgan titles. This note does not appear to have been present in the Sadleir copy, though the starred page numbers remained. The ‘Novel Newspaper' is a series of confusing bibliographical complexity, due to the fact that it had several changes of publisher, that the individual numbers were several times reprinted, and that volumes could be made up by the purchasers of the numbers with more or less random mixtures of the sheets. We have, for example, seen a copy of No.19 in which the spine imprint reads "Printed and published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, and J. Cunningham, 8, Crown-court, Fleet-street" instead of simply Holt, as in the present copy, whilst the Sadleir holding appears to be different again. The several titles were also available separately as wrappered volumes. Apart from the qualifications stated above, the present volumes would appear to exhibit an early state of text throughout, and may therefore enable us to clear away much of the bibliographical mist by establishing a sequence. The visible imprints on the spines of all of the numbers that make up volume one read: "Printed and Published by W. Morgan, 366, Strand". Holt, since he traded from the same address, evidently took over the business from Morgan late in 1838 or early 1839, and in volume two the spine imprints up to No.27 read "Printed and Published by T.L. Holt, 366, Strand". With No. 28 the spine imprint changes to "Printed and Published by T.L. Holt, 366, Strand, and J. Cunningham, 8, Crown-court, Fleet-street", and in the printer's imprint at the end of the text of volume two we read "J. Cunningham, Printer, Crown-court, 72, Fleet-street." It looks from this as though Cunningham has by then taken over the printing entirely, and since he appears on the spines as joint publisher as well, that he may be in the process of buying out Holt's interest altogether. The joint imprint, however, continues on the spines of the numbers at least to the end of "The Pirate" (No. 47) and how much longer it is impossible on the present evidence to say, though Cunningham alone appears to have published volume four, at which point the page size was altered again, to Demy 8vo. Cunningham died in 1841, and Sadleir records a change in the imprint towards the end of volume eleven, which appeared in that year, so that it reads: "At the Office of the late John Cunningham". Some time in 1842 the imprint changed again, and we find: "Published by N. Bruce, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street" in volume twelve, which by volume seventeen has become "Bruce and Wyld, 84, Farringdon Street." The series continued at least up to volume twenty-five. Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 3752, listing a slightly variant, and evidently later copy, under its volume number, the Sadleir copy having the Holt imprint and the date 1839 on the general title-pages of the first two volumes and that of Cunningham by himself on volume three, whilst with the exception of a single one which reads ‘Holt', the specific title-pages have likewise the imprint of Cunningham alone (‘Peter Pilgrim' has the date 1838, but that can probably be explained by it not being reset, only altered, when the name was changed, and whoever did it forgetting to alter the date). Sadleir, who speculates about the relationship between Holt and Cunningham on the basis of the confusing evidence, was unaware of the involvement of Morgan, and he records no example of the joint Holt and Cunningham imprint, which must have preceded that of Cunningham alone. Sadleir failed to find volumes IX and X, and knew of none later than XII (though he hypothesised XIII on the basis of a single part). The later volumes referred to above have at various times passed through our own hands. Blanck, which, for the J. Fenimore Cooper titles relevant here, lists English editions through to 1849, does not notice any of the ‘Novel Newspaper' printings for that author, though ‘Lionel Lincoln' and ‘The Last of the Mohicans' would each appear to represent the second English editions of the original text, following the Miller editions of 1825, and 1826 respectively (v. Blanck, 3832 note, and 3833 note). Of the remaining reprints of American authors Blanck records a copy of the ‘Novel Newspaper' printing of ‘Peter Pilgrim' held at Yale as one of three English editions published in 1838 (v.1161 note), the same year as the American edition, but does not record the printing of ‘Nick of the Woods', which would appear to be the second English edition following that of Bentley in 1837 (v. 1160, where English listings are otherwise recorded through to 1872); the present printing of ‘Horse Shoe Robinson' is likewise not recorded, though again it would seem to represent the second English edition, following the Bentley edition of 1835 (v. 11045) though Blanck does record the appearance of ‘Rob of the Bowl', which is not here present, as Nos.48 - 51; finally, there is no mention of the ‘Novel Newspaper' edition of the earlier of the two Joseph Holt Ingraham titles, ‘The Pirate; or, Lafitte of the Gulf of Mexico', which would seem again to be the second English edition (v. 9930), though the appearance of ‘Captain Kyd' is noted with the comment "Date of publication not known but almost certainly not first publication in London" (v. 9937). This is probably correct, but knowledge of the date makes it less certainly so, and it is always possible that it might have been reprinted from a periodical appearance in the U.S.A. rather than from the Harpers volume. Blanck's rather spotty record in listing the appearances of titles in the ‘Novel Newspaper' may be taken very largely as a reflection of its scarcity.

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ANTHOLOGY. [The Novel Newspaper. Second part of Vol.II, being Nos.19-23]. Don Sebastian: Or, The House of Braganza. An historical romance. By Miss Anna Maria Porter, Author of "The Hungarian Brothers." London: Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839. Double Roy.16mo; half-title not called for; pp.[83]-208; contemporary quarter roan, vellum corners, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt. Upper joint cracked, but holding on the cords, spine rubbed, covers dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally issued stabbed. Not in Wolff, who does however record the first edition of 1809; Sadleir, 3752, listing a similar copy under its volume number. Perhaps not visible in the Sadleir copy, but visible here, the spine imprint to part 19 reads "Printed and Published by T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, and J. Cunningham, 7, Crown-court, Fleet Street" whilst that to the remaining parts give Holt's name alone.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Novel Newspaper. Vol.III. Containing- Captain Kyd, and the Pirate, By the author of "The Southwest." The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, By T. Smollett, Esq., And The Prairie, By J.F. Cooper, Esq. London: Published by J. Cunningham, Crown Court, Fleet-street And T.L. Holt, 266, Strand, 1839. BOUND WITH: KENNEDY (J.P.). Rob of the Bowl, A Romance. By J.P. Kennedy, Author of "Horse-shoe Robinson." London: Published by J. Clements, Little Pulteney Street, 1839. Double Roy.16mo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; separate title (and pagination) to each work giving Holt's imprint as sole publisher of the first four, that of Clements for the last; stub following last leaf (v. note); pp.[ii]+90+204+107+[i (blank)]+80+101+[i (blank)]; contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides, spine ruled and tooled gilt, and with black lettering-piece. Covers a trifle rubbed; occasional slight loss of text where the thin paper has creased during printing; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Sadleir, 3752/III, all the individual titles in his copy having Cunningham's imprint. Comprises numbers 33 to 51 of ‘The Novel Newspaper'; not in Wolff; this printing of ‘The Prairie' not noticed by Blanck. The general title was printed as the last leaf of the final gathering, as is evidenced both by the presence of the stub from which it has here been excised, and the note on its verso that "The next number of the Novel Newspaper being the commencement of the Fourth Volume" its format is to be slightly changed (in fact to Demy 8vo). Though ‘Rob of the Bowl' is not mentioned on the general title-page, and here appears as from a different publisher, its sections continue the numbering of the parts, and it was included also in Sadleir's copy of volume three. This is apparently the first English edition: it was originally published in book form anonymously in Philadelphia in 1838 (Wright, 1568) as: ‘Rob of the Bowl: A Legend of St. Inigoe's'. ‘Captain Kyd', whose full title is given on the separate title-page as ‘Captain Kyd; Or, The wizard of the sea. A romance.' is by Joseph Holt Ingraham (Wright, 1273). It was first published in book form anonymously in New York in 1839, the present printing, if made from a periodical, conceivably having precedence. It is, at any rate, its first English appearance. ‘The Pirate', whose full title is given as ‘The Pirate: Or, Lafitte of the Gulf of Mexico' appeared, also anonymously, in book form in New York in 1836 as ‘Lafitte: The Pirate of the Gulf', and it appeared under that title in England in 1837, this being apparently the second English edition. Sadleir fails to identify the anonymous works.

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ANTHOLOGY. [The Novel Newspaper. First part of Vol.VII; last part of Vol.XII, being Nos.97-100 (including the Supplement to No.100) and Nos.185-196]. The recess: A tale Of the Days of Queen Elizabeth. By Sophia Lee, One of the authors of the "Canterbury Tales." Published by J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street, And sold by all booksellers, 1840. BOUND WITH: [General title:] Canterbury tales. By Miss Lee, Author of "The Recess," &c. Published by N. Bruce, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street, And sold by all booksellers, 1842. [Specific title:] Canterbury tales. First series. Containing:- Montford. / Constance. Arundel. / Lothaire, a Legend. The two Emilys, &c. By Sophia Lee, Author of "The Recess," &c. Published at the office of the late J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street, And sold by all booksellers, 1842. Two parts, demy 8vo, printed in double columns; half-titles not called for; prelims. to second work consisting (as in the Sadleir copy) of general title, Contents leaf, and specific title, the last only included in the pagination of the text; pp.133+[i (blank)]; [iv]+380; contemporary binder's cloth, leather spine label. Slight fading of spine, and cloth splitting a little over front joint; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff, who does however list a Bentley reprint of ‘The Canterbury Tales'; Sadleir, 3752, listing similar copies of both parts under their respective volume numbers. ‘The Recess' was first published in 1785; the first series of ‘The Canterbury Tales' (actually by Harriet and Sophia Lee, Sophia writing the second volume only, of five) was first published in 1797. A second series, not here called for, was published in 1805.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Novel Newspaper. Vol.VIII. Containing:- Robin Day, By Dr. Bird. [Robin Day: Or, The rover's life. By Dr. Bird, Author of "The Hawks of Hawk-hollow," etc.] The dishonoured irreclaimable [from the German of Schiller]. A new home - who'll follow? by Mrs. Mary Clavers. [A new home: Who'll follow? Or, Glimpses of western life. Published in London under the title of "Montacute." By Mrs. Mary Clavers, An actual settler.] Try and trust [by Mrs. Hale]. Helen Waters. [By the author of "Tales of Flood and Field," &c.] Wieland, or the ventriloquist, By Charles Brockden Brown. [Wieland: Or, The ventriloquist. An American tale. By Charles Brockden Brown, Author of "Ormond, Or the Secret Witness," etc.] Emily Graham. Hyperion, a romance, By Prof. Longfellow. [Hyperion. A romance. By Professor Longfellow, Author of "Outre-mer."] The little Italian boy [by W. Anderson, Esq., Author of "Landscape Lyrics," etc.]. Strutt's "Queenhoo Hall," By Sir Walter Scott. [Queenhoo Hall. A legendary romance. Being A history of times past. By Joseph Strutt, Author of "Rural sports and pastimes of the people of England," etc. Edited and partly written By Sir Walter Scott.] And The Irish Lord Lieutenant and his double. Published by J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street; And sold by all booksellers, 1841. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; five parts each with an individual title-page dated 1840 (reproduced apart from the uniform imprints and dates in square brackets above) and containing one novel and one or two short stories (extension of drop headings given in square brackets above); pp.iv+128+80+80+72+124; contemporary half natural calf, marbled boards, black spine label. Calf of spine laid on and slightly chipped, and covers generally a trifle rubbed; small ownership inscription on upper margin of general title; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their small book label on the front paste-down. Nos.112-125 of ‘The Novel Newspaper', the prelims. being issued with No.125. Sadleir, 3752, incorrectly recording that ‘Try and Trust' occupies pp.74-80 of the second part: it in fact occupies pp.74-78, the remaining pages being occupied by "‘Helen Waters' By the author of ‘Tales of Flood and Field,' &c.' [3 Vols., 1833]. Not in Wolff. Blanck likewise fails to record this volume, though it contains the first English appearance of Longfellow's ‘Hyperion', issued within a few months of its first appearance in America, and provides probably the only English printing of the original text.

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ANTHOLOGY. [The Novel Newspaper.] Hyperion. A romance. By Professor Longfellow, Author of "Outre-Mer." Published by John Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street, And sold by all booksellers, 1840. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.72; tipped into modern wrappers. Fine copy.

Nos.120, 121, and the Supplement to No.121 of ‘The Novel Newspaper' (Sadleir, 3752); not in Wolff. Blanck likewise fails to record this edition, though it contains the first English appearance of Longfellow's ‘Hyperion', issued within a few months of its first publication in America, and provides probably the only English printing of the original text. Included also, and occupying the last three and a half pages, is a short story by W. Anderson entitled ‘The Little Italian Boy'.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Novel Newspaper. Vol.IX. Containing:- The Linwoods, By Miss Sedgwick. The marriage blunder, an American story. The lay of the last minstrel, Marmion, The lady of the lake, By Sir Walter Scott. Two years before the mast, by R.H. Dana, Jun. And The seaman's widow. Published by J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street; And sold by all booksellers, 1841. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; two parts only [ex three, the section of Scott's poems being absent] each with an individual title-page dated 1841; fly-title to ‘The Seaman's Widow'; pp.iv+128+156; recent card wrappers. Nice copy.

Nos.126-129; 137-141 of ‘The Novel Newspaper', the prelims. being issued with No.141. Not in Sadleir or Wolff, though Sadleir, under 3752, records Vols.I-VIII, and XII in the series: he was unable even to list the contents of Vol.IX, of which he could trace no copy. Nor is it in Blanck, though ‘Two Years Before the Mast' is here issued within a few months of its first publication in America, and may conceivably represent its earliest appearance in England - though Blanck does record another English edition dated 1841, which was published by Moxon, and which probably in fact has precedence. Blanck records no other English edition before 1852.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Novel Newspaper. Vol.X. Containing:- Imagination. By J.F. Cooper, Esq. The block-house; or, the abduction. The country cousin. [Imagination. A tale for young women. By J.Fennimore [sic] Cooper, Author of "The Spy," "Pilot," etc. With other tales, By American authors.] Arthur Gordon Pym's adventures. The esmeralda. [Arthur Gordon Pym: Or, Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Famine. Being the Extraordinary adventures Of Arthur Gordon Pym, mariner, Of Nantucket, North America, During a voyage to the south seas, And his Various discoveries In the Eighty-fourth parallel of southern latitude.] The kinsmen. By -- Simms. Esq. The convict. By C. Ollier. [The kinsmen: Or the Black riders of Congaree. A tale. By the author of "The Partisan," "Mellichampe," "Guy Rivers," "The Yemassee," &c.] A peep at the pilgrims in 1636. The sick man cured. [A Peep at the pilgrims In Sixteen hundred and thirty-six. A Tale of Olden Times. By the author of divers unfinished manuscripts, &c. &c.] The goldsmith of Paris. From the German of Hoffman. And Blanche of Acquitaine. [The Goldsmith of Paris; Or, The invisible assassin. Translated from the German of E.T. Hoffman. To which is added, Blanche of Aquitaine. A Tale of the Days of Charlemagne.] Published by J. Cunningham, Crown-court, Fleet-street; And sold by all booksellers, 1841. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; five parts each with an individual title-page bearing the same date and imprint, reading as shown in square brackets above, and containing each one novel and one or two short stories; fly-titles, as called for, to ‘The block house' and ‘The country cousin' only, the former bearing the sub-title: ‘Or, The abduction. A tale of the early settlement of Ohio', the latter ‘An American story'; pp.iv+72+80+176+160+59i+[i (blank)]; comtemporary half black calf, marbled boards, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Calf a trifle rubbed, and cracking slightly over front joint, marbled sides rubbed; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Nos.142-157 of ‘The Novel Newspaper', the prelims. being issued with No.157. Not in Sadleir or Wolff, though Sadleir, under 3752, records Vols.I-VIII, and XII in the series: he was unable even to list the contents of Vols.IX or X, of which he could trace no copy. ‘The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym' [by Edgar Allan Poe] was first published by Harper & Brothers in America in 1838, a few copies of the American edition being issued in England in the same year by the London branch of the same firm. The present printing, issued less than three years later, is the true first English edition of the story (v. Ingram, p.476). It is also the first work by Poe to be published in England. Of the remaining novels, ‘Imagination', by James Fenimore Cooper is reprinted from Cooper's pseudonymous ‘Tales for Fifteen: Or, Imagination and Heart. By Jane Morgan' issued originally in New York in 1823. This, or the ‘Romancist, and Novelist's Library' printing of the same year, appears to constitute the first English edition. Blanck, 3897, recording the separate issues of both printings, but not this volume. ‘The Kinsmen', by William Gilmore Simms, was first published in America in the same year, and this again constitutes the first English edition.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Novel Newspaper. Vol.XVII, Containing- Discipline. By Mrs. Brunton. Temperance and intemperance. The Rose of Thistle Isle (Improperly called "The Rose of Tistelon.") By Mrs. Emilie Carlen. Generosa; or, the maid of St. Catherine's. The Disguised Lover. The Invalide. By C. Spindler. The Salamander. By Eugene Sue. London: Bruce and Wyld, 84, Farringdon Street. Sold by all booksellers, 1845. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; title leaf and general Preface (dated July, 1845) precede first work; separate title (and sometimes prelims.) to each work; pp.iv+172+176+207+[i (blank)]+112; contemporary ribbon-embossed cloth lettered gilt on spine. Re-backed with similar cloth; otherwise a nice copy.

Nos.360 - 401. ‘Discipline. A novel. By Mary Brunton, Author of "Self-control," etc.' is dated on its separate title-page 1844, as is ‘The Rose of Thistle Isle (Published in England as "The Rose of Tistelon;") Or, the Smugglers of the Swedish coast. A Romance. By Mrs. Emilie Carlen. Translated from the original Swedish, By G.C. Hebbe, LL.D., and H.C. Deming, Esq.'. ‘The Invalide; or, Pictures of the French revolution. A Romance. By C. Spindler, Author of "The Jew," etc. Translated from the German, by Gustavus C. Hebbe, LL.D. and James Mackay, M.A.' is dated 1845, as is ‘The Salamander. A Naval Romance. By Eugene Sue, Author of "The Mysteries of Paris," "The Wandering Jew," etc. etc. Translated from the French, by Henry William Herbert, Author of "Marmaduke Wyvil," "Cromwell," "The Brothers," etc. etc.' The publishers imprint on each of the separate title-pages is the same as on the general title-page. The anonymous works mentioned on the general title-page after the first three above are make-weights to the main fictions, put in to pad-out their last numbers, and thus enable them also to be issued separately as volumes. Sadleir, 3752, records only Vols.I-VIII, and XII of ‘The Novel Newspaper', together with two odd parts dating from 1842, and though he records four other editions of ‘Discipline', he does not record the other titles in any form. Wolff does not record any volumes of ‘The Novel Newspaper', nor any of the separate issues of these titles, but under 1099 lists ‘The Rose of Tistelön' as published in two volumes by Longmans in 1844. This is the first edition of the present translation, whilst ‘The Invalide' and ‘The Salamander' are here first published in English.

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ANTHOLOGY. [The Novel Newspaper. Vol.XVIII, being Nos.402-433.] The Jew. A Romance Of the early part of the fifteenth century. By C. Spindler, Author of "The Invalide; Or, Pictures of the French Revolution," etc. Translated from the German. Bruce and Wyld, 84, Farringdon Street. Sold by all booksellers, 1845. BOUND WITH: The Wandering Jew: A Tale Of The Jesuits. By Eugene Sue, Author of "The Mysteries of Paris," "The Salamander," etc. Translated from the French, By D.M. Aird, Author of "The Student's French Grammar," "Sketches of France," etc. Bruce and Wyld, 84 Farringdon Street. Sold by all booksellers, 1845. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; bound up without the two leaves of general prelims. probably issued with No.402; pp.203+[i (blank)]+[ii]+302; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, sprinkled burnished edges. Slight general wear to covers, otherwise a fine copy.

‘The Jew' occupies Nos.[402]-414; ‘The Wandering Jew' Nos.415-433. Wolff, 6627, records a book-form edition of the second work, but not the first work, and not the original issue of the sheets, as here; Sadleir, 3752, records only Vols.I-VIII, and XII of ‘The Novel Newspaper', together with two odd parts dating from 1842. He does not list either of these texts in any form. ‘The Jew' first appeared in English in 1832 as a three decker published by Edward Bull. The present translation, described as ‘very free' would seem to represent its second apearance in English. ‘The Wandering Jew' appears to be the second translation of that novel into English, the first having been issued in bi-weekly numbers by Chapman & Hall concurrently with its appearance in the original French in 1844-5. The present translation is a very different one.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Orphans of Malvern And other Tales. Houlston and Sons, Paternoster Square, 1874. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates (one signed ‘E L', another engraved by ‘J B'); pp.[viii]+224; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, undated; dull grey-green buckram, blocked and with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and dull grey-green through gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth on edges; very faint ring mark on back cover; neat inscription on blank back of frontispiece; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile. Stories reprinted, according to the Preface, from "a small volume and magazines [published] more than thirty years ago." The editor's dedication is signed "Ella", the dedication is to "Maude and Fanny Wainwright", who may well, in part or whole, have been the authoresses. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.16, 53, and 180, and are here so tipped in. Not in Wolff, or, of course, Sadleir.

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ANTHOLOGY. Paul Gerrard, The Cabin Boy. A tale of the wide ocean. By W.H.G. Kingston. And other tales. With illustrations. London: George Routledge and sons, The Broadway, Ludgate; New York: 416, Broome Street, 1869. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; 32 wood-engraved plates; other illustrations in text; pp.viii+758+[ii]; blue fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘W. Bone & Son, 76, Fleet St.' on back paste-down. Neat, barely visible restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; a little scattered foxing, chiefly of plates; otherwise, and in effect, a nice copy.

The integral advertisement leaf contains a notice that "On Monday, the 18th December, 1865" there will be published "No.1 of The new volume of ‘Routledge's Magazine For Boys' with which is incorporated "Every Boy's Magazine" An illustrated monthly periodical", and going on to make clear that the new volume will in fact be the second. Since the present volume has itself the format of a boys' annual, including not merely fiction but articles, games, puzzles, etc., it seems reasonable to conclude that it consists of left-over sheets of the 1865 issue, reissued with new prelims. suppressing all mention of its original status. Not in Sadleir; neither this title nor the 1865 Annual in Wolff, though he does have examples of this Annual for most other years. Besides Kingston's title novel, the volume includes several articles and stories by him, as well as work by R.M. Ballantyne, J.G. Edgar, Anne Bowman (a short serial), M. Betham Edwards, etc. Among the non-fiction contents a series on wood-working by Temple Thorold called ‘Our Workshop' is especially to be commended.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Penny Novelist, And Magazine Of Tales, fiction, poetry, and romance. Vol. I. With numerous engravings. The Penny Novelist is regularly continued in Weekly Numbers, price One Penny each, and in Monthly Parts, Price Sixpence each, stitched in a Wrapper. Published at the office of the ladies' penny gazette, King Edward Street, New Bridge Street; And sold, on order, by all Booksellers and Dealers in Periodicals, 1833. TOGETHER WITH: The Penny Novelist, And Magazine Of Tales, fiction, poetry, and romance. Vol. II. With numerous engravings. Published at the office of "The Englishwoman & Ladies' Gazette," King Edward Street, New Bridge Street; And Sold, on order, by B. Steill, Paternoster Row; and by all Booksellers and Dealers in Periodicals, 1834. 2 Vols., Imp.8vo in half-sheets, printed in double column throughout; half-titles not called for; wood-cut vignette on each title-page, and wood-cut at start of every number; prelims. to volume one issued with last number, those to volume two issued separately; final page to volume two advertisements for works published by ‘Berger, Holywell Street; Britain, Paternoster Row; Hetherington, Strand; and sold by all Vendors of Periodicals'; pp.[iv]+412; [iv]+635+[i]; contemporary half puce morocco grain cloth, brown and green marbled sides, green label printed in black to volume one, white label printed in black to volume two. Covers a little faded, both labels slightly chipped, and cloth very slightly nicked at head of one spine; otherwise a fine set. Rare.

Volume one was published in 52 Numbers between August 3rd 1832 and May 29th 1833 (misprinted 1832); volume two between June 5th 1833 and October 21st 1834, comprising Numbers 53 to 132. All published, the work merging after the second volume according to a somewhat equivocal notice on the final leaf, with, on the one hand, ‘The Ladies' Penny Gazette', and, on the other, ‘The Casket of Literature, Science, and Entertainment', the publishers "having made the requisite arrangements for the contemporaneous appearance of the two." Includes work by John Banim, L.E.L., Bernard Barton, Mrs. Hemans, Leigh Ritchie, G.P.R. James, Mary Russell Mitford, J.W. Dalby, James Hogg, Professor Wilson, H. Mudford, R. Southey, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Washington Irving, Charles Lamb, P.B. Shelley, ‘Delta' (W.D. Moir), Victor Hugo (an abridgment of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with four engravings by R. Cruikshank), Leigh Hunt, J.S. Knowles, [Bulwer Lytton], Sir Walter Scott, Mrs. Opie, Miss Lawrence, Miss Martineau, etc., together with very many anonymous works, much if not all reprinted from other sources. It is noticeable that the number of named contributors (and the quality) declined during the course of the second volume. Many of the tales are of a sensational, oriental, or occult nature. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, Summers, Blanck, the London Library Catalogue, CBEL, BLC, NUC, or even 19CSTC.

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ANTHOLOGY. Phil May's Illustrated Annual. Illustrated throughout By Phil May. Summer Number. London: W. Thacker & Co., 2, Creed Lane, E.C. Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, Spink & Co., 1898. Super roy.8vo, text printed in double column; half-title not called for; 24pp. commercial advertisements incorporating Contents, Editorial, and Title, precede start of text, the first two forming the front paste-down, 7pp. commercial and publisher's advertisements at end, the last forming the back paste-down; numerous illustrations in text; pp.24+112+25 - 31+[i (blank, pasted down)]; white thick paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in blue on sides, the back cover bearing commercial advertisements. Wrappers a trifle foxed and dusty, and with small chip to two blank corners; paper of blank spine badly chipped; a little light foxing internally; a very good copy, nonetheless. Scarce.

The eighth appearance of this Annual, but the first to be published by Thacker, and in a new, and larger, format. Apart from the illustrations, the contents are entirely fiction. Includes stories by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, Lincoln Springfield, F. Frankfort Moore, Julian Croskey, Morley Roberts, E.G. Henham, Tom Gallon, Basil Marnham, Clive Holland, David Walsh, H.N. Morison, Ernest V. Low, and Harry Thompson.

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ANTHOLOGY. The pirate's hand. A romance of heredity. By the author of "Kneecapped," "Spile on an Isle," "The Strange Case of Doctor Shuffle and Mister Glyde," "Red Man's Dock," "The Back Arrow," "The New Apocalypse," etc., etc. Edited by Clothilde Graves. With illustrations by Bernard Partridge and Maurice Greiffenhagen. Gilbert Dalziel, "Judy" Office, 99 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, N.D. [c.1888]. Roy.8vo; integral advertisement leaf with frontispiece on recto precedes title-page; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[9]-122. BOUND WITH: [A ghastly fraud. (?)Gilbert Dalziel, N.D. (c.1890)]. Roy.8vo; bound up without prelims.; two wood-engraved illustrations (ex three) on text-paper, but arranged as plates and included in the pagination; pp.[13]-122. Some pencil scoring and notes (v. below). BOUND WITH: [MERRITT (P.). Loaded dice. "Judy Office", N.D. (1890)]. Roy.8vo; bound up without prelims.; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[13]-122. BOUND WITH: [Three pretty maids. (?)Gilbert Dalziel, N.D. (c.1890)]. Roy.8vo; bound up without prelims.; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[13]-118. Some leaves torn without loss, some marginal repairs; a good deal of pencil scoring and some notes (v. below). Four works bound in one volume; green linen, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. The binding in nice state.

The scoring and notes in the second novel relates to an adaptation of it into a play; those in the last work appear to be in the same hand, and may have a similar import. The ownership inscription, dated 1893, of H. Sidney Warwick, whose volume ‘Dust o'Glamour: Some little love affairs' was published by Arrowsmiths in 1897, appears on the front end-paper - and the dramatic adaptations, if made, were presumably by him. We have not succeeded in tracing publication details of two of the works, but they are typographically similar to the Dalziel titles. All the works presumably appeared originally in wrapers, with advertising matter included in the pagination supplying the missing initial leaves.

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ANTHOLOGY. Racy stories For Listless hours. London: Groombridge & Sons. Manchester: Abel Heywood, [sic] Liverpool: Joseph Shepherd. Edinburgh: James Hogg & Sons; Oliver & Boyd; John Menzies. Glasgow: Thomas Murray & Son; William Love. Dublin: William Robertson, 1858. Demy 8vo, gathered in tens; printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.iv+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20+20; royal blue vertical straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered royal blue through gilt, on front cover, lettered in relief on pressed out panel, blind, on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. A little light marginal dusting passim, but a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued originally as twelve numbers, presumably at a penny each, and here bound up in publisher's cloth with the addition of a title and a Contents leaf. The first issue in book form. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7550, recording only the later re-issue by James Hogg, which has an undated cancel title leaf (though Wolff fails to note this). Short stories, with the addition of a few anecdotal makeweights to fill out the numbers, and a few poems. Most of the prose is unattributed (the exception being a piece stolen from the American author Thomas Butler Gunn, ‘The Physiology of Boarding-houses', which is used as a filler passim), but several of the poems are signed, by N.P. Willis, H.S. Riddell, and, rather surprisingly, by William Makepeace Thackeray, who contributed twice: ‘The Bachelor's Cane-bottomed Chair' in No.3, and ‘The Yankee Volunteers' in No.7. A companion volume to the same publisher's ‘London Tales' of the same year, and bound uniformly with it - that title also later passing to Hogg.

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ANTHOLOGY. Rebecca's Remorse by James Payne. General Passavant's Will by Grant Allen. The Golden Rule. By Mrs. Oliphant. And Other Tales. With 27 Illustrations [by W. Rainey, W. Parkinson, Dudley Hardy, etc.]. Vol.II. John E. Stafford, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, N.D. Eight full-page plates, on text-paper, not numbered but included in the pagination, and five other illustrations in the text; inserted title-page, on paper of a different quality; no half-title called for; diagonally-fine-ribbed navy blue cloth ruled on the sides in blind, ruled and lettered on the spine in gilt. Lacking the front free end-paper, and with very slight damp-marking of covers; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

A curiously made up volume, the pagination running from p.193 to p.350, and containing, despite the title-page, only thirteen illustrations; though since all the plates are accounted for in the pagination, and there are no gaps, the volume is evidently complete as issued. It consists in fact of the latter half of Stories from Black and White (Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1893), the first edition sheets of which, having been sold off as remainders, were bound up in two volumes, with cancel title and added title, by the present publisher, who linked them with volume numbers for the sake of the pagination, but titled them separately for independent sale. The spine of the present volume is lettered: ‘General Passavant's Will. Grant Allen &c. &c. Vol.11 [sic]', and all of the stories mentioned on the title-page are in fact included, together with "Is It A Man?" by J.M. Barrie.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Romancist and Novelist's Library. Edited by William Hazlitt. New Series. Vol.II. John Clements, 1841. Green fine diaper cloth, blindstamped on the sides, ruled blind and lettered gilt on the spine: ‘THE/ ROMANCIST/AND/NOVELIST/LIBRARY. (rule) VOL.2', and at the foot: ‘LONDON', all in sans serif caps; end-papers coated yellow; edges uncut. A near-fine copy.

Sadleir 3757a. The work was issued first in twopenny numbers, these being subsequently collected into four independent volumes. Sadleir possessed two sets: the first of the original issue, bound in half-calf; the second, in cloth, a reprint dating from 1846. He had never seen a specimen of the original cloth issue, offered here. Included in the volume are the following pieces: SIMMS. (W.G.). Guy Rivers, The Outlaw, a Tale of Georgia; GALT (John). The Fatal Whisper; THOMAS (Francis W.). Howard Pinckney; COOPER (J. Fennimore [sic]). Imagination, a Tale for Young Women; FOUQUE. Undine; QUEVADO. Paul the Spanish Sharper; TUCKERMAN (Henry L.). The Sad Bird of the Adriatic; GALT (John). Haddah Ben Ahab. The two Galt stories seem to be here first published; that by Cooper is here first published in England. Blanck 3897.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Romancist And Novelist's library. Edited by William Hazlitt. New series. Vol.IV. John Clements, [21 and 22,] Little Pulteney Street, 1842. BOUND WITH: The romancist, And Novelist library. Vol.V., Containing the following works, (Translated from the French):- Prosper Chavigni & Letitia Laferti. The three rivals. The enchanted horse. Mother and daughter. The king's fool. Lucretia Borgia. The negro's revenge. Published by J. Clements, [21 and 22,] Little Pulteney Street, N.D. [1842]. 2 Vols., double demy 16mo; pp.[4]+[ii]+162+ 3-6+30+2+8+[12]+6; [2]+iv+172+[ii]+26+[ii]+10+[iv (paged iii)]+36+iv+44+viii+39+[i (advertisements)]+[2]+ iv+49+[i (blank)]; separate title-page to each story; contemporary half maroon roan, marbled sides. Specific title lacking to second story in volume IV; otherwise nice.

Sadleir 3757a and Postscript. The work was issued first in twopenny numbers, these being subsequently collected into at least six independent volumes. Sadleir possessed two partial sets, both including the first four volumes only: one of the original issue, bound in half-calf; the second, in cloth, a reprint dating from 1846. The book here offered is bound up from the numbers, and includes the latter half only of volume IV, together with the whole of the much scarcer volume V. Volume V. includes: JANIN (Jules). Prosper Chavigni And Letitia Laverti; Or, Le chemin de traverse (called on the running headlines ‘The Cross Roads, A Romance of Real Life'); ANON. The Three rivals; Or Theodora, The Spanish widow; ANON. The Enchanted Horse; Or, Claramunda And Cleomades; BALZAC. Mother And Daughter; Or, La marana (translated, with an introduction, by W.T. Haley); HUGO (Victor). The King's fool; or, Le roi s'amuse (translated, with an introduction, by W.T. Haley; called on the running headlines ‘The King's Diversion'); HUGO (Victor). Lucretia Borgia; A Dramatic tale, Translated [with an introduction] . . . By W.T. Haley (dated on specific title 1842); SUE (Eugene). The Negro's revenge; Or, Brulart, The Black pirate. None of the pieces included in this volume has the air of having originally been printed for Clements, having not the overcrowded look of a Clements' page. The Cross Roads has a cancel title page, and consists of sheets avowedly printed for issue by B.D. Cousins, 18, Duke-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, in penny numbers, and in wrappered parts at sixpence. It is provided with wood-engraved illustrations in the text, but is otherwise similar in layout and typography to the five next succeeding pieces, one of which, Lucretia Borgia, includes a page of Cousins advertisements. The Clements title page in this last is here integral, however, making it clear, that Cousins was in this case merely the printer. Three of them, also, are translated by Haley. The final piece is different again, being printed on a different paper stock, and in double columns. It is provided with woodcuts in the text, but gives no evidence of origin. The prelims. are on the same paper as the rest of the text, and appear to have been printed as part of the final gathering, the title-leaf and the first leaf of the Preface being conjugate, whilst the second leaf of the Preface is a single inset. The double column format of the volume makes it unlikely that Clements originated publication of the book, but we hypothesise that he may have undertaken to purchase a portion of the sheets before the issue of the parts (five four page parts and one eight page part) had been completed, so that some copies of the final number came to be run off with his title-page.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Romancist, And Novelist's library. Vol.VI. Containing the following works:- Stuart Sharpe; or, the demons of the Forest. Life and adventures of Charley Chalk. A dream of love. Bloomsbury and Felicia. Floris and Blanchefleur. Ambrosio and Acantha. Alf of Munster; or, the anabaptists. Published by J. Clements, Little Pulteney Street, N.D. [c.1842]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; general title a single inset leaf; separate title leaf present to first work only, not called for to other works (v. note); pp.[ii]+78+[ii (recto blank, verso bearing imprint at foot: HIND, PRINTER, ST. JOHN-STREET-ROAD)]+310+48+64 (includes: ‘Bloomsbury and Felicia. A tale of yore.' pp.[1]-16; ‘Floris & Blanchefleur.' pp.[17]-29; ‘Ambrosio and Acantha' pp.[30]-53; ‘Leander and Aldina. A tale of yore.' pp.[54]-60; ‘Brachman Padmanaba' pp.60-64)+68; contemporary half red binder's cloth, marbled boards, hand-written paper spine label. Some general wear to covers; end-papers, binder's blank, and general title leaf partly embrowned by damp; title to first work and first leaf of text with some vertical creasing; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their small book label on the front paste-down. Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 3757a, Postscript. Sadleir did not have a copy of this volume in his collection, and gives brief details only, recording it as though it contains just the first two titles. The separate title-page to the first work reads: Stuart Sharpe. A romance. By Paul Eaton. Published by G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand; Strange & Steill, Paternoster Row; Heatherington, Strand; And by all booksellers in town and country, 1839. The copy recorded by Sadleir, like the present one, had the separate title page present for the first novel only, the omission of those to the rest (which are not called for by the paginations) being evidently correct for this collective issue. The volume is made up of remaindered sheets of works issued by other publishers - the first two by Berger in 1839, and ‘A Dream of Love' almost certainly by B.D. Cousins, 18, Duke Street, Lincoln's-Inn-fields, whose imprint appears at the end of that text, whilst the originators of the remaining two works remain unidentifiable. It is evident from the signatures that ‘Stuart Sharpe' was originally issued in 16pp. numbers, presumably weekly, this work forming Nos.6-10 of a larger collection. ‘Charley Chalk' is believed to have been issued in similar numbers (probably twenty in nineteen, complete) though the gatherings are not in any issue so signed. The remaining works seem, on the evidence of signatures and stab-holes, to have been issued separately as volumes. ‘Charley Chalk' is the only one of these titles recorded by Block (p.39); it is also the only one possessed by Sadleir (Sadleir, 79, the second [but first book] issue); Wolff had none of them; nor are any of them listed by Summers, although some at least ought to fall within his brief. Four very rare works (and one that is merely very scarce) in one volume.

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ANTHOLOGY. Russian stories, vol. I [II]. Makar's Dream [The Saghalien Convict] And Other stories. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1892. 2 Vols., apparently uniform, but volume one 12mo, volume two narrow 8vo; blank before half-title, printer's imprint leaf at end, in volume one; 6pp. integral advertisements at end in volume two; wood-engraved head and tail ornaments and decorated initial letters throughout both volumes, signed ‘L.M.'; pp.[viii]+182+[ii]; 217+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; glazed natural linen, ruled on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device on back cover, lettered on front cover and up spine, all in blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Two pairs of leaves in volume two opened a little roughly; otherwise a very nice set.

Sadleir, 3655 (series entry only); Wolff, 7889, listing the second volume only. On the advertisement page facing the title in volume one it is described as being No.13 of The Pseudonym Library series (which is listed to No.14); on the corresponding advertisement page in volume two, volume one is described as being No.14 (nos. 13 and 14 now being reversed), whilst volume two is described as being No.18, that being the latest volume listed. This later ordering is correct and is maintained in all subsequent advertisements of the series. Issued regularly in two forms: in paper covers at 1/6d., and in cloth, as here, at 2/-. The present volume one, however, is anomalous, in as much as the head and tail ornaments and the decorated initial letters, throughout, have been finely hand-coloured, and despite the fact that we can trace no record of there having been a hand-coloured issue of any of the titles in this series, this copy would appear in fact to have been so published. We opine that it may have been one of a very few special copies so made up.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Savage Club Papers. Edited by J.E. Muddock. Art editor Herbert Johnson. London, 1897, Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and other illustrations on text paper, mostly arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; pp.xvi+376; white buckram, blocked pale brown, light pale brown, fawn, and black on sides and spine, lettered black and white, and black, on front cover, black on spine, ruled black on spine; end-papers printed in grey with pattern of conventionalised flowers and palmate leaves within partial geometrical (straight sided and arc) outlines. Some very slight darkening of white buckram, but an unusually nice copy, the delicate enamel very nearly fine; a fine copy internally. Scarce thus.

Contributors include G.A. Henty, George Manville Fenn, Coulson Kernahan, Arthur Morrison, J.E. Muddock, etc. Illustrators include Arthur Frederics, Phil May, J.F. Sullivan, Albert Toft, and Harrison Weir. Newbolt, SCP1, describing an otherwise similar copy bound in linen coloured cloth, blocked in ‘black and light Indian red'. The design on the back cover is signed ‘A.W.' (presumably A.H. Warren).

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ANTHOLOGY. The Savage Club Papers. Edited by J.E. Muddock. Art editor Herbert Johnson. London, 1897, Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and other illustrations on text paper, mostly arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; pp.xvi+376; linen-coloured buckram, blocked pale brown, light pale brown, and black on sides and spine, lettered black and linen-colour, and black, on front cover, black on spine, ruled black on spine; end-papers printed in grey with pattern of conventionalised flowers and palmate leaves within partial geometrical (straight sided and arc) outlines. Slight wear to covers at head and tail of spine, and design somewhat rubbed, but much less so than usual; in general, a very nice copy.

Contributors include G.A. Henty, George Manville Fenn, Coulson Kernahan, Arthur Morrison, J.E. Muddock, etc. Illustrators include Arthur Frederics, Phil May, J.F. Sullivan, Albert Toft, and Harrison Weir. Newbolt, SCP1, describing an otherwise similar copy blocked in ‘black and light Indian red'. The design on the back cover is signed ‘A.W.' (presumably A.H. Warren).

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ANTHOLOGY. The Savage Club Papers. Edited by J.E. Muddock. Art editor Herbert Johnson. London, 1897, Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and other illustrations on text paper, mostly arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; pp.xvi+376; linen-coloured buckram, blocked pale brown, light pale brown, and black on sides and spine, lettered black and linen-colour, and black, on front cover, black on spine, ruled black on spine; end-papers printed florally in brown. Covers worn at head and tail of spine, and corners, and design somewhat rubbed; lower corners a trifle bruised; a few leaves foxed; inscription (dated 1904) on blank recto of frontispiece; but a very good copy, nonetheless.

Contributors include G.A. Henty, George Manville Fenn, Coulson Kernahan, Arthur Morrison, J.E. Muddock, etc. Illustrators include Arthur Frederics, Phil May, J.F. Sullivan, Albert Toft, and Harrison Weir. Newbolt, SCP1, describing an otherwise similar copy blocked in ‘black and light Indian red', and with differently coloured end-papers. The design on the back cover is signed ‘A.W.' (presumably A.H. Warren).

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Six Summer Numbers Of the Argosy. No place, no publisher, no date [London, (?)1890]. Issued without prelims; seven plates; bevelled cerise fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Edges, end-papers, and first and last two leaves foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Evidently a nonce publication issued to work off left over sheets. Not listed in the British Library Catalogue. CBEL, III, p.512 lists under Mrs. Henry Wood ‘Summer Stories from the Argosy. By Mrs. Henry Wood and other authors. 2pts., 1890'. Three of the present issues include stories by Mrs. Henry Wood. Other contributors include T.W. Speight, Katherine Carr, and E. OE. Somerville.

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ANTHOLOGY. Routledge's Christmas annual. The Stage door: Stories by those who enter it Edited by Clement W. Scott. George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1879]. Double f'cap 8vo; 2pp. ‘Stage door advertiser' precede text-paper illustrated title-page with Prologue on verso, this followed by 10pp. of Advertiser, and letterpress vignette title-page with Contents on verso, and text (paged [5]-96), 4pp. of Advertiser, 32pp. Routledge's inserted Illustrated Christmas Catalogue, ‘Scottish Widows' Fund' advertisement on narrower grey paper, and 4pp. f'cap 8vo Chapman and Hall advertisements printed in purple; blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, the front wrapper printed in blue, black, and red, the inside and back wrappers with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Backstrip lacking, back cover faded, one leaf frayed at margins and chipped with loss of about eight lines of story by J.L. Toole, and eight lines of story by J. Ashby-Sterry (c. 50 words each); short tear in fore-margins of first four leaves (Advertiser and illustrated title); otherwise in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Contributors include S[quire] B. Bancroft, E.L. Blanchard, Lionel Brough, H.J. Byron, W.S. Gilbert, George Grossmith, Jr., Henry Irving, Herman Merivale, Clement W. Scott, J. Ashby Sterry, Barry Sullivan, etc., etc. Searle, p.88: the second issue, the title on the front wrapper appearing on a red background instead of a green background as in the first issue, and the ‘Scottish Widows' Fund' advertisement being dated November instead of October.

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ANTHOLOGY. Routledge's Christmas annual. The Stage door: Stories by those who enter it Edited by Clement W. Scott. George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1879]. Double f'cap 8vo; bound up without the advertisements and wrappers; text-paper illustrated title-page with Prologue on verso, here bound in reversed, letterpress vignette title-page with Contents on verso, and text (paged [5]-96). BOUND WITH: Routledge's Christmas annual. The Green room: Stories by those who frequent it Edited by Clement Scott. George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [1880]. Double f'cap 8vo; bound up without the advertisements and wrappers; pp.96. Contemporary half brown morocco, marbled boards; end-papers faced brown. Leather very slightly rubbed; front end-paper removed; otherwise very nice.

Contributors to the first title include S[quire] B. Bancroft, E.L. Blanchard, Lionel Brough, H.J. Byron, W.S. Gilbert, George Grossmith, Jr., Henry Irving, Herman Merivale, Clement W. Scott, J. Ashby Sterry, Barry Sullivan, etc. etc. Searle, p.88: issue status undeterminable, because of the absence of the wrappers and advertisements. Contributors to the second title include the editor, Clement Scott, Gilbert A'Beckett, E.L. Blanchard, F.C. Burnand, Henry J. Byron, Henry Irving, Oscar Wilde, Arthur W. Pinero, Lewis Wingfield, etc., etc. Mason, 243

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ANTHOLOGY. Standard stories For Young people, A series of Moral and Instructiv [sic] Tales of a superior order, Of universal interest and attraction. Collected by Mrs. Clara Hall. With numerous engravings. Edward Lacey, 76, St. Paul's Church-yard; And sold by all booksellers, N.D. [?1829]. 12mo in half sheets; steel engraved frontispiece engraved by W. Chevalier after R. Farrier, with tissue guard (bearing the legend ‘Pubd. by R. Ackermann & Co.'); six wood-engraved plates by Sears on tinted paper; half-title not called for; pp.iv+284; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight general wear to covers; a few small marginal stains; inscription dated ‘December, 29' on upper margin of Contents; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Short stories by "The Author of Tales of the Vicarage" [A. Selwyn], W. Holloway, Charles Luscombe, Mrs. S.C. Hall, and Mrs. Opie, with others that are included anonymously. Issued, presumably for the Christmas season, and got up to resemble the Annuals of the period. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.1 [13], 60, 96, 155 [156], 228, and 244 (the figures in square brackets showing their actual placement in this volume). The editor of this volume, Clara Hall, seems only to be known as the author of two novels published by Lacy about 1830, and of a number of anthologies, those published by Lacy being all likewise of about that date. If the date in the inscription on the present copy refers to a year and not a day, it would pretty well agree - but this would then be a very early use of blind and gilt blocking on cloth other than silk. We have been able to trace no record of this title, which is at any rate not in Block, Summers, Sadleir, Wolff, the British or London Library Catalogues, or NUC.

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ANTHOLOGY. Stories From "Black and White" By W.E. Norris. W. Clarke Russell. Thomas Hardy. Mrs. E. Lynn Linton. James Payn. J.M. Barrie. Mrs. Oliphant. Grant Allen. With twenty-seven illustrations. Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1893 [i.e., December, 1892]. Final blank; twenty-seven illustrations (fifteen as plates), all on text-paper (the ‘plate' pages and their blank versos being included in the pagination); light midnight blue buckram, lettered in black and white on front cover, in gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Covers somewhat used and worn, but sound; internally very good.

A mixed bag, including at least one murder story. Purdy, p.82 refers. The first issue.

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ANTHOLOGY. The [Illustrated] Story-teller. Hextall & Wall, [113, Strand,] N.D. [c.1846-7]. Med.8vo in half-sheets; wood-engraved vignette title-page on plate paper (with four vignettes), precedes publisher's Address leaf on text-paper; other prelims. not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[2 (title-leaf)]+[ii]+166; publisher's vertically fine ribbed dark sage green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth at head of spine, and small restoration at tail; neat contemporary inscription on title-page, and neat marginal pen trials on one leaf; two leaves with short tears, but no loss; otherwise a nice copy.

Though the title as given on the title-page is ‘The Story-teller', the volume was originally issued in 21 weekly numbers, each containing eight leaves and priced at three half-pence, under the title ‘The Illustrated Story-teller', this title appearing on the head-lines throughout and in the publisher's Address. According to this address ‘The Illustrated Story Teller was issued for the purpose of presenting to the reading public a series of Stories, original and translated, illustrated in a novel style, superior in design and execution to the cheap periodicals of the day; and, from its size and typography, it was calculated to form an elegant Volume when bound - an advantage not possessed by many of its competitors. The Proprietors not being able, in consequence of more important avocations, to give due attention to it, have determined to close, at present, The Illustrated Story Teller with this their First Volume. If they should, however, publish a continuation at any future period, it will be double the present size, as the short quantity of letter-press in each number must necessary destroy the interest, and break the thread of continuous tales.' We deduce from this that the venture had been unsuccessful - and as far as we are aware it was not carried on at any future date under either of these titles. (It is not to be confused with the two volumes called ‘The Story Teller: A Collection of Tales, Original, Translated, and Selected' published by James Robins in 1830, or the 1843 volume entitled ‘The Story-teller: a table-book of popular literature'). We suspect the Editor may have been Pierce Egan the younger, who was closely associated with many Hextall and Wall publications. Most of the contributions are anonymous, but among the signed contributions are two stories: ‘A Tale of Potted Sprats' by Mrs. Opie, ‘Ella: a tale' by Henry Stevens; and one serial: ‘The Salamander' by Eugene Sue; unsigned serials include ‘The Enchanted Castle', ‘The Victim', ‘The Four Fugatives: a tale of the Civil War', ‘The Skull House', ‘The Orphan', and ‘The Ghost of the Gallery'. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, Block, Summers, the London or British Library Catalogues, or NUC. Dated, somewhat tentatively, from the inscription on the title-page, which records its purchase in ‘August/47'.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Strand Novelettes. Vol.II. Contents. [in two columns:] The Flower of Vengeance. True Love's Mistake. A Love that Grew. Maying in Harvest. St. Valentine's Lottery. Alan Lindow's Wife. / A Wish and its Cost. In Exchange for A Life. A Shadowed Life. A Famous Mystery. The Taming of A Madcap. An Unsuspected Witness. A Story of Two Singers. London: George Newnes, Limited, Southampton Street and Exeter Street, Strand, 1895. Sq.double demy 16mo; half-title not called for; single inset title-leaf on thicker paper; wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32+32; publisher's duck-egg blue buckram, ruled black and tan, elaborately blocked black, tan, and dark red, lettered dark red and duck-egg-blue-outlined and duck-egg-blue-shadowed black on front cover, ruled and blocked dark red, lettered dark red, black, and dark-red-shadowed black on spine; end-papers printed with rose-and-thistle pattern in tan. Slight fading and marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Thirteen separately published novelettes bound up together in one volume in publisher's cloth, with the addition of a general title-page. Three volumes in all were issued, separately, at intervals, between March and August 1895. The stories are by Frederic Breton, Miss M. Capes, Alys Hallard, Alison Buckler, Isabel Bellerby, Huan Mee, Lester Lorton, Robert Halifax, Bertha Henry, Hugh Coleman Davidson, Edith Maude Dunaway, Hannah Martin, and Mrs. Henry E. Dudeney respectively. This series not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7903, recording an issue with yellow instead of tan blocking, and without the title-page: evidently bound up from the separate parts in a supplied case (which was available, according to advertisements at the end of several of the present parts, "at 8d. each, post free 9d."). Wolff is in error in saying "all are by unknowns, most perhaps by pseudonymous hacks; ‘Huan Mee' is an example the suspicious nomenclature" - several of the authors named above being well-enough known as popular writers in their day. A novel by ‘Huan Mee', ‘A Diplomatic Woman' was accorded an illustration in the A.E.R.M. Stevens sale of detective and fantasy fiction in December 1996, and was the lead title of seven that together made £690.00 (including buyer's premium)!

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ANTHOLOGY. The Strange guests: Where they met - what they said. A Round of Tales by Popular Authors. With illustrations on steel. London: Grieves, Henderson, and Co., 6, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, N.D. [?1855]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; fine engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, and five plates, all on plate-paper; pp.264; bright blue straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt oxydised on spine and partly so on front cover; three or four small spots on front cover; slight staining or foxing to upper fore-corner of frontispiece, tissue and first half-dozen leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Dated speculatively from the entry in the British Library Catalogue. A later limiting date of issue is provided by a neat inscription on the front end-paper of the present copy subscribed March 23rd 1861. Mainly short stories, including some science phantasy and ghost stories, but interspersed with occasional episodes of verse. Literary contributors, besides the unnamed Editor, include Sylvester Clarence, J. Hayes Horton, Gabriel Alexander, ‘B.', Mark Lever, Edward M. Shinn, Charles Southey, J.W. Smith, G. Fleming, G.B. Dana, ‘G.C.H.'; illustrators include Hulland, Maw, and S. Le Clerc, engravers Castle and S. Allen. There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.27, 90, 169, 180, and 227. A rare work, not in Bleiler, Locke's Spectra, Clute and Nichols, Summers, Sadleir, or Wolff; British Library copy only in COPAC.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales From "Bentley." Vol.I. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1859. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+96+96+96; buff canvas over very thin boards, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on back cover, across and up spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Covers just a little dusty; slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3737b/1, first book issue, first state. Contributors include W.H. Maxwell, The Hon. Ed. Howard, Thomas Love Peacock, William Maginn, The Rev. R.H. Dalton Barham, Edward Mayhew, etc. The series ran to four volumes, published separately, each of them made up of three parts. "In comparison with ‘Tales from Blackwood' (themselves by no means easy to find complete) the short series of ‘Tales from Bentley' is extremely uncommon. I have never succeeded in acquiring even a specimen of the part issue, and have hardly seen another set of the two book issues in tolerable condition". - Sadleir, II, p.122. The Sadleir copies came from the Bentley file.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales From "Bentley." Vol.I [II; III;]. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1865. F'cap 8vo, 3 Vols. bound in one, apparently as issued; half-titles not called for in this issue; title to first volume a single inset, that to volumes two and three a cancel on different paper, that to volume two carrying the Contents on verso, that to volume three having a cancel Contents leaf present conjugate with it; pp.[ii]+96+96; [ii]+96+84; [iv]+94+[ii (blank)]+96; maroon sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth just a trifle worn over joints; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 3737c, not listing this cloth issue in two volumes: second book issue, probable second state, the first being of six volumes, each containing two parts, issued in blue boards. Contributors include W.H. Maxwell, The Hon. Ed. Howard, Thomas Love Peacock, William Maginn, The Rev. R.H. Dalton Barham, Edward Mayhew, Frances Trollope, Sir W. Napier, H.W. Longfellow, John Hamilton Reynolds, Mrs. Gore, etc. The original series ran to four volumes, published separately, each of them made up of three parts. "In comparison with ‘Tales from Blackwood' (themselves by no means easy to find complete) the short series of ‘Tales from Bentley' is extremely uncommon. I have never succeeded in acquiring even a specimen of the part issue, and have hardly seen another set of the two book issues in tolerable condition". - Sadleir, II, p.122. The Sadleir copies came from the Bentley file.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales From "Blackwood". William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, N.D. [c.1862]. Lge.pott 8vo; half-title not called for; Contents leaf follows title-leaf; pp.[iv]+[96]+116+94+96+[96]+98; green dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

Contributors include Croly, Mudford, Mrs. Oliphant, Samuel Warren, etc. The volume bears no sign that it is in fact Volume 6 of the six volume issue. Sadleir, 3739a, recording only an issue in 36 numbers, and an issue in twelve volumes (of which he lists several successive variants). The present copy includes the contents of volumes eleven and twelve of Sadleir's twelve volume issue. Dated by us from the cloth, which is of a type used in the early ‘sixties.

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ANTHOLOGY. [Cover title:] Published monthly: New Series. Tales from ‘Blackwood'. No.1. Irene Macgillicuddy. Nan: A Summer Scene. The Bells of Botreaux. Recent Confessions of an Opium Eater. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. Price one shilling. N.D. [1879]. F'cap 8vo; prelims. not called for; pp.210; terra-cotta wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing advertisements; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Crudely rebacked with brown paper, the remains of the original backstrip still present beneath; in general, a nice copy.

Second Series, Vol.I, No.I. Sadleir, 3739b (i). ‘Nan' is by L.B. Walford; the ‘Opium-Eater' by Major-General E.B. Hamley; the others are anonymous.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales from Chambers's Journal: My friend Ching And other tales. W. & R. Chambers, Limited, N.D. [1884]. F'cap 8vo; pp.144; half-title not called for; engraved vignette on title, head and tail pieces throughout; yellowish brown wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; wire-stabbed, through wrappers; issued without end-papers. Minute nick in paper at head of spine; otherwise a very fine copy.

Dated from the English Catalogue of Books. A scarce series, of which Sadleir found only one example for his collection (No.8). Sadleir's copy was in lilac wrappers, was printed on the spine as well as on the front wrapper, and apparently carried series advertisements, running to number eight, which caused him to speculate that this may have been the total number issued. If the note on the signatures in the present volume can be trusted, this is number 3.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales of our coast By S.R. Crockett Harold Frederic, Gilbert Parker W. Clark Russell, Q. With twelve illustrations by Frank Brangwyn. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1896. Illustrated half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated May 1897, at end; mid-blue buckram, blocked tan and dark brown, lettered gilt, with ruled box, tan, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril pattern in brown-olive. Very slight fading of spine; a little scattered very light foxing; removable pencil notes on two leaves pointing out an imaginative failure in the Clark Russell story; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7912, recording an otherwise similar copy in royal blue cloth, with grey-and-white floral patterned end-papers and an inserted catalogue dated March 1896. The present copy evidently represents a later binding batch.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tales Of The Teutonic lands. [Translated, with an Introduction and notes] By George W. Cox, M.A. And Eustace Hinton Jones, Authors of ‘Popular Romances of the Middle Ages.' London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+394+[ii]; bevelled brown sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Barely visible restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; slight faults affecting end-papers; ownership inscriptions on front blank; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes ‘The Stories of the Volsungs', ‘The Nibelung Story', ‘Walter of acquitaine', ‘The Story of Hugdietrich and Hildeburg', ‘The Gudrun Lay', ‘The Story of Frithjof and Ingebjorg', ‘Grettir the Strong', ‘Gunnlaug and the Fair Helga', and ‘Burnt Njal'. The authors were pioneers in the field of comparative mythology.

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ANTHOLOGY. Thirteen at Dinner And what came of it Being Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual For 1881. London: Griffith and Farran, St. Paul's Churchyard; Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street, N.D. [1881]. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates; pp.[138]+4 (commercial advertisements). Bound up without the wrappers; otherwise fine. Contributors include Amelia B. Edwards (‘Was It An Illusion?', a ghost/murder story), John Addington Symonds, Hugh Conway (‘The Daughter of the Stars', a fantasy; and a song, with music), Frederick Wedmore, etc. Apparently the first of the Arrowsmith's Annuals. BOUND WITH: Diprose's Annual For 1881. Diprose, Bateman & Co., Sheffield Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1881. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; eight wood-engraved plates; pp.144. Bound up without the wrappers; two leaves repaired with tissue; otherwise fine. Contributors include Hawley Smart, James Greenwood, etc. BOUND WITH: [Drop head:] The first foot In the house: An English Legend In five steps. By L.A. Chamerovzow. No date, place, or publisher [?c.1855, and a Christmas Annual]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.110. Bound up without the wrappers; otherwise fine. BOUND WITH: Bow bells annual For Christmas And The new year. With Numerous illustrations. John Dicks, 313, Strand: and all booksellers, N.D. [?1881]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; eight wood-engraved plates; one illustration on text-paper; pp.136. Bound up without the wrappers; ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise fine. Pp.3-85 are occupied by ‘The Spirit Circle': a series of six linked tales and an Introduction, the tales told by L. Crow, C.H. Ross, J. Redding Ware, R.L. Griffiths, LL.D., Geo. Manville Fenn, and Compton Reade, under the guise of the spirits of dead authors (Mrs. Radcliffe, Charles Dickens, W.M. Thackeray, Sir W. Scott, Captain Marryat, and Douglas Jerrold), and parodying their styles; other contributors include George Augustus Sala (‘Jellybag's Vengeance: A tale of horror'), H.P. Grattan, etc. BOUND WITH: The Extra Christmas Numbers of Household Words for 1855 (‘The Holly Tree Inn'), 1856 (‘The Wreck of the Golden Mary'), 1857 (‘The Perils of Certain English Prisoners'), and 1858 (‘A House to Let'). Bound up without the wrappers; somewhat closely trimmed, and slightly damp-stained on fore-edges; otherwise nice. Eight Christmas annuals bound together in one volume; Victorian green cloth, leather spine label. Covers a trifle marked; otherwise nice.



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ANTHOLOGY. Three notable stories. Love and peril, To be, or not to be, The melancholy hussar. Respectively by The Marquis of Lorne, K.T., Mrs. Alexander, Thomas Hardy. London, Spencer Blackett, 35, St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1890, (All rights reserved). Post 8vo; cancel title and Contents leaves (a tipped-in conjugate pair); 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated September, 1889; pp.[viii]+211+[i (blank)]+[iv]; grey buckram, blocked gilt, yellow, and black, lettered gilt and black, on front cover and spine; end-papers coated grey. Two and a half inch split in cloth over back joint; spine darkened; gilt and enamel rather rubbed on sides and spine; text in general nice.

Published at 3/6d in June or July 1890. As originally printed the book had an error (‘K.G.' for ‘K.T.') on the title-page. This was corrected before issue with the two leaf cancel here present, the earliest issue being distinguished by the presence of this cancel, by the presence of the September 1889 Spencer Blackett Catalogue at the end, and by having the imprint of Spencer Blackett on the spine. The present copy is of the earliest issue. The book was remaindered at 1/6d in March 1891 without the cancel being made, and copies of this remainder issue are sometimes seen, with or without the imprint on the spine, without the Catalogue, and with the erroneous original title leaf. Sets of sheets were also sold off to a wholesaler, who bound it in house style, and provided it with his own title-page following the incorrect wording of the original. Purdy, p.82 refers, but gives few details. All issues are now very scarce.

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ANTHOLOGY. Three notable stories. Love and peril, To be, or not to be, The melancholy hussar. Respectively by The Marquis of Lorne, K.G. [sic], Mrs. Alexander, Thomas Hardy. Copyright. The Standard Library Company, 15, Clerkenwell Road, N.D. [c.1892]. Post 8vo; cancel title-page of poor quality paper; diagonally fine ribbed grey cloth, embossed and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered blind on spine; glazed tan end-papers. Spine slightly faded; title-leaf embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

According to the blind-embossed lettering at the foot of the spine, issued as a volume of the ‘Enterprise Library'. Originally published by Spencer Blackett at 3/6d in June or July 1890 with a cancel title-page correcting ‘K.G.' to ‘K.T', the book was remaindered at 1/6d in March 1891 without the cancel being made. The present copy would appear to be one made up from sets of sheets sold off to a wholesaler, who bound it in house style, and provided it with his own title-page following the incorrect wording of the original. Purdy, p.82 refers, but does not note the present issue. All issues are now very scarce.

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ANTHOLOGY. BENJAMIN (E. Bedell). The two Victors. F.V. White and Co., Successors to Samuel Tinsley & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, 1881. Cancel title; half-title not called for; pp.iv+324. BOUND WITH: CAUMONT (Mary). Uncle Antony's Note Book. F.V. White and Co., Successors to Samuel Tinsley & Co., 1881. Half-title not called for; title and conjugate Preface leaf (dated January 1, 1881) possibly cancels; pp.iv+152. BOUND WITH: CAMPBELL (Miss Montgomery). Amico's little girl. A Novel. F.V. White and Co., Successors to Samuel Tinsley & Co., 1881. Half-title not called for; cancel title-page; 2pp. integral Tinsley advertisements at end dated January, 1881; pp.[ii]+[254]+[ii]. Three volumes bound in one; publisher's diagonally fine ribbed red cloth blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; yellow coated end-papers. Fine copy. Scarce.

Samuel Tinsley (not to be confused with the firm of Tinsley Brothers, who went bankrupt in 1878) was trading at 10, Southampton Street in (and possibly after) 1877. When White's took over his business in 1881 they evidently decided to clear off some of Tinsley's less attractive stock - including books that were only just being published! - but were faced with the problem of how best to accomplish this in respect of single volume novels at a time when remainder issues consisted generally of three-deckers put up three volumes in one. To remainder them individually would have been expensive both in terms of binding and of distribution, as well as unattractive to a public and trade used to the inexpensive purchase of the bulkier article. They therefore decided to treat them as though they were three-deckers, and issue them three titles in one, with the result that is apparent here. The spine of this volume is lettered, rather mysteriously: ‘The Two Victors. "A Bird in the Hand Is worth Two in the bush." Three stirring novels in one volume. Price fifteen shillings.'

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ANTHOLOGY. XX stories By XX Tellers By [as a round Robin:] Margaret Watson, John Hollingshead, Henry Herman, W. Moy Thomas, Barry Pain, Bracebridge Hemyng, Geo. Manville Fenn, H. Sutherland Edwards, F.W. Robinson, Brandon Thomas, Leopold Wagner, F.C. Burnand, W.S. Gilbert, A.W. Pinero, Justin M‘Carthy [sic], H. Savile Clarke, B.L. Farjeon, Robert Barr, W.W. Fenn, W. Beatty-Kingston. Edited by Leopold Wagner. London, T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1895. Title-page printed in red and black; blank at end; pp.xii+273+[iii]; orange buckram, blocked black, blocked and lettered green, on front cover, lettered black on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. A few leaves somewhat roughly opened; two leaves foxed in margins; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy.

The Editor says in his Preface: "The stories here brought together make no pretence of being new". He goes on to give detailed acknowledgments, however, and these suggest that whilst eight of the stories are reprinted from books, the rest are either reprinted from periodicals (some of quite an ancient date) or are hitherto unpublished. Among these last would appear to be W.S. Gilbert's contribution, ‘Angela: An Inverted Love Story', for which Searle, p.88, is able to list no other printing. The Preface is also interesting in as much as it gives an apparently unnoticed contemporary view of the factors cobtributing to the decline of the three volume novel, arguing: "Time was when it was said, and generally believed, that the novelists of this country could not write short stories. Most certainly they exercised no inclination to try; or, if a few of them did so on occasion, they found their work lying unprofitably on their hands. The three-volume novel was the only kind of fiction that the British reading public cared to welcome. But Mr. Rudyard Kipling changed all that. The instant success of his Anglo-Indian stories created a demand for short stories, which has kept on growing to such an extent that we now find authors of the highest reputation turning out volumes of short stories in place of the three-volume novel which formally represented their average year's work. The direct tendency of this changed state of affairs is towards the gradual disappearance of the three-volume novel altogether. Since the introduction of the short story, the reading public have come to regard "padding" as an article of doubtful value." Certainly there was a sudden efflorescence of short story anthologies in England in or about the year 1891 . . . And on this view as well, the growth of an interest in French literature from the 1880s onwards might have functioned as a preparatory cause. In our experience a rare volume: not in Sadleir (whom it should have interested), or Wolff.

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ANTROBUS (C[lara] L.). Wildersmoor. A Novel. In three volumes. London, Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1895. (All Rights Reserved). 3 Vols.; first leaf of final gathering in volume two a single inset (v. note); 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.[vi]+260; [iv]+282; [iv]+279+[i (blank)]+[iv]; diagonally very fine ribbed maroon cloth, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, lettered, with short rule, gilt, on spine; white end-papers printed with repeated publisher's monogram and device in grey. Slight bruise to head of spine and lower fore-corner in volume one, lower edge of front cover lightly string-marked, fore-edge a little damp-spotted, and slight damp-spotting to lower edge of front cover in volume three; all spines with slight mottled fading; otherwise a very nice copy.

Apparently the dedication copy, the name of the dedicatee, Alice Hanslip, being written in ink on the first half-title page. The author's first name has been added lightly in pencil to the title-page of the same volume. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 172, recording the Bentley file copy as having the final leaf of volume two, 35.5, a single inset. In the present copy the singleton is definitely 35.1.

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ARCHER (Thomas). Roderick Dhu, Clan-Alpine's Chief; Or, The Scottish Outlaw. A Romance, By Thomas Archer, Esq., Author of "Richard of England; or, The Lion King," &c., &c. G. Purkess, Compton Street, Soho, 1850. Numerous wood-engravings in the text, some signed Y. Arnold, the rest unsigned; pp.[ii]+454; contemporary half-roan, marbled boards. Head and tail of spine chipped and one corner worn; sides somewhat rubbed; one or two gatherings a little embrowned, and a very little light dusting and fingering passim; nonetheless, in general a nice copy.

Issued in 57 penny numbers. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Summers, p.482, gives the title, date, and publisher as here, but no author's name. It is, however, a later printing: the original was published, also in penny numbers, by Hextall and Wall in 1843.

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