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.

WRAXALL (Sir C.F. Lascelles, Bart.). The Backwoodsman Or Life on the Indian Frontier. Edited by Sir C.F. Lascelles Wraxall, Bart. John Maxwell and Company, 122, Fleet Street, 1864. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page; letterpress title-page; ten wood-engraved plates, one with loose tissue guard; pp.iv+428; yellow-green pebble-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.27, 67, 81, 243, 268, 333, 346, 402, 408, and 422; they are tipped in to face pp.28, 66, 112, 160, 208, 256, 296, 336, 376, and 422, respectively. According to the spine (and the English Catalogue of Books) Wraxall was the author of the volume.

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WRAY (Denys). The Hermit of Muckross. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1893. Pp.[viii]+168; black straight grain fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Fine copy.

A horror story in which a man has his enemy cremated whilst in a state of conscious catalepsy. Written in an impressionistic, almost stream-of-consciousness, prose which attempts to present the mental states of the characters through the rhythms and (dis-)organisation of the syntax, rather as though the descriptive passages were being spoken by them. Poor proof-reading and frequent bad punctuation, however, lead to some confusions, particularly in the early chapters, and the result is not wholly successful, though it is astonishingly early as an experiment of its kind. Not in Summers or Wolff.

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WRIGHT (George R., F.S.A.). Local Lays and legends, Fantastic and Imaginary. J.W. Jarvis & Son, 28, King William Street, Strand, 1885 [i.e., 1884]. F'cap 4to; pp.[xii]+112; diagonally fine ribbed bevelled olive brown cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. gilt; grey end-papers printed florally in purple. A little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

A miscellany of prose and verse, including "The Copse Correspondence, Letters [in rhyming prose] . . . from Mary Blane to Dolly Dolittle", written, apparently, about the household of J.O. Halliwell, by a familiar guest; two lengthy stories, "A Legend of Brighthelmstone in the year 1704", and "The Bridal Night, a Legend of Lugano", reprinted respectively from The Court Magazine and La Belle Assemblee (the former having also appeared separately in 1846 as a volume sold for a Brighton charity bazaar); and a number of pieces in verse, "A New Deserted Village, a Local Lay" about the encroachment of industry on the village of Barnes in Surrey; "The Trip to Walsingham", and "The Last Day at Leeds, and Lamente of Ye Ghoste of St. Thomas of Lancaster", both amusing social reminiscences of Congresses of the British Archaeological Association, those of August 1857, and October 1863, the latter poem reprinted from a small private edition prepared for Lord Houghton (Richard Monckton Milnes) at about that date; and a short piece based on legends associated with Boxley Abbey in Kent. According to the British Library Catalogue, the volume was issued in 1884, but dated ahead. Not in Wolff.

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WYKE (Stephen). The Yorkshire cousins. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1896. Pp.viii+448; vertical faint dotted ribbed cerise cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed with buttercup pattern in ochre. Covers a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

An episodic novel, set largely in Bradford. Includes a ghost story. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[WYLDE (Flora Frances).]. The Tablette Booke Of Ladye Mary Keyes, Owne sister to the misfortunate Ladye Jane Dudlie; In wiche wille be founde A faithefulle Historie of alle the Troubels that did com to Them and theire Kinsfolke, Writt in the Yeare of Oure Lorde Fifteene Hundred And Aeventie-seven. London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 66 Brook Street, Hanover Square, 1861. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[2]+[x]+337+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end; bevelled dull purple coarse morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram and motto device blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, lettered (and dated) gilt on spine; a.e. scarlet; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn / 37 & 38 / Kirby St.' on back paste-down. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; first three leaves of prelims., frontispiece, and tissue, foxed; two or three foxspots elsewhere in margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A review captioned in pencil ‘Athenaeum July 12/1861' laid onto the verso of the title-leaf includes the following criticism: "an attempt at an historical story, but the writer knows very little, if anything, about the period. She is deficient in the common reading which she was bound to get up before she set pen to paper. The imitation old spelling is wonderfully like the orthography of the celebrated Jeames, in ‘The Yellow Plush Diary.' The story has a mild interest in virtue of the subject, but anything like truth of character or authentic facts is entirely wanting." Printed with use of the long ‘s' and catchwords, within ruled borders, and on a toned paper, in the ‘antique' style that enjoyed a brief vogue at about this date. One of the few novels produced by the briefly resuscitated firm of Saunders and Otley, all of whose ‘sixties titles are nowadays definitely scarce.

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WYLDE (Katharine [i.e. Helen Hester Colville].). Mr. Bryant's mistake. In three volumes. Richard Bentley & Son, New Burlington St., Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1890. 3 Vols., post 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one, 2pp. at end of volume three; bevelled dark blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers patterned with publisher's monogram and motto device in grey. Slight wear to head and tail bands, and covers generally a trifle dull; a little scattered foxing and dusting; but a very good copy.

Not in Sadleir. An amusing and very readable book.

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[WYSS (JOHANN).]. The Swiss family Robinson; Or, Adventures on a desert island. Forming a second series, Or, Continuation of the Work already published under That Title, Showing how difficulties may be overcome, And objects attained, by persevering investigation, and clear Comprehension of common things; and By making the best use of the resources at our command. Illustrated with notes and engravings. London: Sampson Low, 169, Fleet Street; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co; Whittaker and Co.; And Houlston and Stoneman, 1849. 12mo; half-title not called for; six wood-engraved plates; pp.viii+399+[i (advertisements)]; Victorian green fine diaper cloth, leather spine label. Label chipped and cloth splitting over joints, but firm on cords; one plate with small chip in blank margin, two with short marginal tears; two or three short marginal tears in text-leaves; plates just a trifle foxed; two or three small corners turned; nonetheless, internally a near-nice copy. Scarce.

The first English edition of the second part: published separately some years after the first part. The translation was made by the American Episcopal Minister, Clinton Locke, apparently from the French translation of Anne Voiart (who added somewhat to Wyss's text), and was first published in New York in 1848. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.56, 86, 176, 197, 245, and 374, and are here so bound in.

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YATES (Edmund). The forlorn hope. A Novel. In three volumes. Tinsley Brothers, 18 Catherine St., Strand, 1867. Half-title in volume one, not called for in other volumes; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; final blank in volume two; green sand-grain cloth elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; cream coated end-papers. Spines a little worn at head and tail, and gilt rubbed; slight scattered foxing, marking, and dusting internally; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; nor Wolff, who had an extensive collection of this author.

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YATES (Edmund). Wrecked in port. a Novel. In three volumes. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1869. 3 Vols., bound in one, as issued; half-title and title leaves to volumes two and three not called for in this issue, though Contents leaf present in each volume before start of text; pp.[viii]+328; [v]-[vi]+320; [v]-[vi]+320; dark reddish chocolate bubble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated brown and printed with publisher's advertisements on facing surfaces. Very slight wear and fading to cloth of spine; end-papers neatly strengthened with brown buckram; slight, light, foxing of fore- and lower- edges; otherwise a nice copy of a very scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of Yates's fiction. The front end-paper in this copy bears the signature ‘Charlotte Eaton' - presumably not the novelist, whom Wolff, following D.N.B., records as dying in 1859. (Or somewhere along the line did someone misread a ‘6' as ‘5'?)

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[YEATS (W.B.).]. Fairy and folk tales Of the Irish peasantry: Edited and selected by W.B. Yeats. Super roy.16mo in half sheets, wire-stitched; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; nine entry Errata slip tipped in at end of text; pp.[xx]+326+[vi]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked and lettered black on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. cut. Restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Camelot Series', the advertisements at the end in this copy listing this title as the latestavailable. Wade, 212. The book was advertised initially with either trimmed or untrimmed edges, and this difference corresponded to two binding variants, which are of simultaneous issue: red cloth, as here; and dark blue cloth with a paper spine label. In our experience red cloth copies are the scarcer. The red cloth variant appears to occur only with a half-title bearing the series title as ‘The Camelot Series' in addition to the name of Ernest Rhys as general editor, and the specific volume title. Copies in blue cloth are known with a half-title giving the series title as ‘The Camelot Classics', but the spine label reading ‘The Camelot Series', with no series reference on half-title, or with no half-title, and these appear to be advance copies, early printed copies, or bound proofs - the name of the series having been changed whilst the book was in the course of preparation. There is no issue significance involved, since the book was first advertised and issued as in ‘The Camelot Series'. Reprints have a different lineation on the title-page, the first line of the title ending with ‘the' instead of ‘tales'. Yeats' second book, preceded only by ‘Mosada: A Dramatic Poem' printed privately in Dublin in 1886.

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YELVERTON (The Hon.Mrs.). Martyrs To Circumstance. By the Honourable Mrs. Yelverton. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1861. (The Right of Translation is reserved.) Globe 8vo; pp.[iv]+184; natural glazed fine linen printed in black (including half-tone shading) on sides and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed, end-papers coated pale yellow. Covers rubbed and some light staining and dusting passim, but generally a nice copy.

This is the first part only of two, the legend "The Second Part will be published in the course of June." appearing after the words "End of part I." at the end of the text. Only by coutesy fiction: it tells the ‘true' story of the Yelverton Divorce Case (Hence the ‘Honourable' printed in full on the title-page?). Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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YOLLAND (E.). Sarolta's verdict. A Romance. F.V. White & Co., 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1899. Diagonally fine ribbed dark red cloth blocked black, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked blind with publisher's monogram on back cover. A near fine copy.

A late example of a Gothic novel, set among the gypsies of Hungary; with very slight detective and occult elements.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The two guardians; Or, Home in this world. By the author of "Henrietta's Wish," "Kenneth," etc., etc. London: Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1852. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iii]-[viii]+430; contemporary half dark green calf, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, black label, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Paper of sides slightly rubbed and darkened, and edges faded; in general a nice copy. Rare.

Not in Sadleir nor in Wolff's first collection. Wolff's second collection, 7387, recording a very poor copy in the original blue horizontally ribbed cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, which exhibited the same pagination as this copy. Drazin, A12, calls for a half-title and final advertisement leaf (verso blank). The author's last novel before ‘The Heir of Redclyffe'.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Heir of Redclyffe. By the author of ‘The Two Guardians,' ‘Henrietta's Wish,' ‘Kenneth,' ‘The King's of England.' The third edition. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1853. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[iv]+[360]; [iv]+366+[ii]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, on thin paper, at end of volume one; rose-madder vertical rib effect fine ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale primrose. Cloth of spines a trifle bubbled, and with very slight wear to extreme tailbands; one end-paper cracked a little; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 3370b, his copy having a further thin paper advertisement leaf at end of volume one. Sadleir notes that the first and third editions were from the same printer, the second edition from a different one, but that for each edition the type was set anew. He further notes differences of lineation between the three editions, and that the second edition claimed on the title-page to have been revised. One might suspect from all this that the third edition may have had further revisions again, and a careful comparison of the three would be interesting. Wolff, 7365, records only the first edition.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. Heartsease Or The Brother's Wife By the Author of The Heir of Redclyffe. London, John W Parker and Son West Strand, 1854. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one (verso blank); pp.[iv]+362+[ii]; [iv]+379+[i (blank)]; contemporary half calf, marbled boards. A little light dusting of some leaves, otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 19; Osborne collection, p.1040.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Little Duke, Or, Richard the fearless. By the author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," "Kings of England." With illustrations, drawn and lithographed by J.B. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1854. Double pott 8vo; half-title not called for; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates, all printed in pale ochre and black; wood-engraved vignette on title; inserted leaf of advertisements, on text-paper, at end; pp.172+[ii]; royal blue morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Neat restorations to cloth over joints; some light foxing and marking; otherwise near-nice.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 26; not in his second collection. The illustrations are by Mrs. J. Blackburn. In this copy, the plate listed for p.97 is bound in to face p.87.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The history Of Sir Thomas Thumb. By the author of "The Heir of Redcliffe;" [sic] "Heartsease;" "The Little Duke," &c. &c. Illustrated by J.B. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co.; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1855. Double f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and three plates with tissue guards; vignette on title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; [IV]+142+[ii]; jade green morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Front end-paper lacking; some foxing and marking in text; a very good copy.

V. Gleeson White pp.45 & 63. The cover design and illustrations, by Mrs. J. Blackburn, were praised highly by Landseer. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 20, variant I; Osborne Collection, p.47. Juvenile fantasy.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Lances of Lynwood. By the author of "The Little Duke;" "Heartsease;" "Heir of Redclyffe," etc. With Illustrations by J.B. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1855. Double pott 8vo; frontispiece and six plates (some with tissue guards), by Mrs. J. Blackburn; engraved and letterpress titles; horizontally stepped wave grain blue cloth over very thin boards, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; bright yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of Burn on back paste-down. Neat restorations to cloth of spine; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

The first issue: the date on the title-page being in fact in Roman numerals (i.e., MDCCLV), and the List of Plates following the Preface. In later copies it is in Arabic numerals, and the List of Plates precedes the Preface. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 24; Osborne Collection, pp.396-7.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The daisy chain; Or, Aspirations. A family chronicle. By the author of The Heir of Redclyffe, Etc. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1856. Half-title and terminal leaf integral advertisements present; pp.[viii]+662+[ii]; one volume bound as two, the division being made at the end of the first Part, and the fly-title to Part Two being bound in as a title to the second volume; contemporary half natural calf, marbled boards, contrasting labels, spines tooled blind, ruled and lettered gilt. Sides a little rubbed; end-papers, binder's blanks and facing leaves foxed, and a little light fingering and marking here and there; but generally a near nice copy.

P.vi is here paged viii, as usual, indicating ten pages of prelims., but only eight are in fact called for. This is the only preliminary leaf to have a page number. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7360.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. Dynevor Terrace: Or, The clue of life. By the Author of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe.' In two volumes. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1857. (The Author reserves the right of Translation.) 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+367+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+375+[i (printer's imprint)]; royal blue morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; brown coated end-papers. Slight wear to spines at head and tail; cloth neatly restored at two joints; gilt lacking from half a dozen letters on one spine; end-papers very slightly cracking; a nice copy, nonetheless.

Otherwise similar copies are known with 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end of volume one. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 16.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. Hopes and fears; Or, Scenes from the life of a spinster. By the author of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe,' ‘Heartsease,' etc. [&c.] In two volumes. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1860. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-titles present; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.[iv]+456; [iv]+413+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; contemporary half roan, marbled sides. Covers showing slight wear; three binder's blanks removed; one or two leaves foxed; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 21.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Young step-mother; Or, A chronicle of mistakes. By the author of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe,' ‘Heartsease,' etc. London: Parker, Son, and Bourne, West Strand, 1861. The right of Translation is reserved. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+482+[ii]; strong purple horizontal straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Small, virtually invisible, repairs to cloth of spine; small grease-spot on fore-edges of first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir or the second Wolff collection; Wolff, first collection, 53

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Sea spleenwort, And other stories. By The author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," etc. Containing: The sea spleenwort. The mice at play. The strayed falcon. Illustrated. Groombridge and Sons, 5, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1862]. Double f'cap 16mo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; wood-engraved frontispiece and other illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates; 150pp., unpaginated; red sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered red-through-gilt on front cover and spine; yellow end-papers. Light staining of covers; some very light marginal damp-staining; a near-nice copy, nonetheless. Scarce.

Unpaginated, each story preceded by a frontispiece and with a drop-head giving the title of the story and the by-line, and, finally, the signatures, which run [1], 2, [1], 2, [1], 2, 3, all suggest that the volume has been made up from three separately issued parts, with an added general title-leaf. ‘The Mice at Play' was in fact issued originally as No.7 of the series ‘Magnet Stories for Summer Days and Winter Nights', ‘The Strayed Falcon' as No.21, and ‘The Sea Spleenwort' as No.32. The present volume presumably utilises left-over sheets of these. Neither this volume, nor its component parts, are in Sadleir, or in either of the two Wolff collections.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Wars of Wapsburgh. By The Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," Etc., etc. Groombridge & Sons, Paternoster Row, 1864. F'cap 8vo; pp.125+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; bevelled rich pink morocco cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt and blind on sides; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Spine faded; front free end-paper lacking; small blank corners dampstained more or less throughout; three or four leaves lightly foxed; otherwise nice.

Juvenile: a story based on the life of wasps. A decidedly scarce title, not among the eighty-nine titles in the two Wolff collections, Sadleir, nor the Osborne catalogue.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Clever woman of the family. By the Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." In two volumes. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1865. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title in each volume; pp.[2]+vi+319+[i (printer's imprint)]; [2]+vi+319+[i (printer's imprint)]; bright blue bead grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of spines; otherwise, and in general effect a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 12; not in his second collection.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The prince and the page: A story of the last crusade. By the author of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe'. With Six Illustrations by R. Farren. London and Cambridge, Macmillan and Co., 1866. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; red sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated dark blue-green. Covers slightly darkened, and gilt on spine a trifle dull; a few leaves opened a trifle roughly; one plate foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Juvenile. Osborne, p.1040; Wolff, 7379, and first collection as copy II (the more expensive and hence probably the earlier issue, copy I not having the top edges gilt, and having different end-papers). Not in Sadleir.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Danvers Papers: An invention. By the Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+147+[i (blank)]; bevelled rich brown buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated very dark slate. A very little scattered foxing, but a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7361, recording an otherwise similar copy with black end-papers. One of two variant bindings, the other being in a fine morocco cloth, not bevelled, with, in addition to everything described above, black blocking on the front cover and spine, blind blocking on the back cover, and with end-papers coated brown. We believe the present binding to be the primary one since it bears blocked on the spine Macmillan's circular device - which is correct for 1867, but was dropped shortly afterwards - whilst the other copy did not, the imprint there being simply ‘MACMILLAN' in small capitals.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Danvers Papers: An invention. By the Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+147+[i (blank)]; rich brown fine morocco cloth, not bevelled, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated light milk chocolate. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme headband; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7361, recording a copy in bevelled smooth cloth, without the black blocking, and with with black [?coated] end-papers. Another copy that passed through our hands some time ago was similar to the Wolff copy except for the end-papers, which were coated very dark slate. We believe the present binding to be secondary since our other copy had blocked on the spine in gilt Macmillan's circular device, which would have been correct for 1867, but wrong for a few years later.

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[YONGE (Charlotte Mary).]. The Chaplet of pearls; Or, The white and black ribaumont. By the Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." In two volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1868. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.) 2 Vols.; leaf of integral advertisements at end of volume one; pp.[xii]+317+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [viii]+284; bright green patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; reddish-brown coated end-papers. Spines showing wear at head, tail, and edges, and corners a little worn; end-papers and facing leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 11.

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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. Two years Of School life. By Madame de Pressense. Edited by The author of the "Heir of Redcliffe." [sic] With Illustrations. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Covent Garden. New York: Scribner, Welford and Co., 1869. Sm.f'cap 8vo; wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates, by the brothers Dalziel; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; reddish pink sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked gilt, lettered reddish pink through gilt on front cover and spine, embossed with lettering blind on spine in series style; end-papers coated yellow. A handful of scattered fox-spots, but a near fine copy of a scarce title.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Popular Juvenile Library'. The spine lettering attributes the volume to ‘the Author of The Heir of Redclyffe' (correctly spelled) as though she were the author and not merely the editor of the book. Not in Sadleir; nor amongst the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The caged lion. With illustrations. London: Macmillan and Co., 1870. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates, signed with a monogram device apparently that of G.J. Pinwell; publisher's inserted [44]pp. Catalogue at end, dated January, 1870; pp.[xii]+[348]; yellow-green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated reddish chocolate. Some bubbling of cloth on sides; very slight wear to head and tail of spine; half-title excised; otherwise a nice copy of a difficult title.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 9; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Pillars of the house; Or, Under wode, under rode. In four volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. 4 Vols.; publisher's 60pp. Catalogue at end of volume one, dated November 1872; integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes three and four; pp.[viii]+248; [viii]+288; [viii]+270+[ii]; [viii]+414+[ii]; yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Covers generally somewhat used and a little worn, but sound; two small holes in cloth of one spine repaired; gilt of title lacking in volume four; three end-papers cracked, one lacking; text in general nice. As a reading copy.

A difficult title in the first edition, published originally (according to the publisher's May 1873 Catalogue seen in another work) in 5/- monthly volumes, April - July, 1873. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 41; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Lady Hester Or Ursula's narrative. London, Macmillan and Co., 1874. All rights reserved. Pp.[viii]+223+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 64pp. Catalogue at end, dated May, 1873; bright green pebble-and-sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Some scattered foxing, but in general a nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 23; not in his second collection - and hence presumably quite scarce.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Three brides. In two volumes.- Volume I [II]. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.) 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+356; [viii]+[346]+[ii]; deep yellow-green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Small pressure dint in one spine; prelims. and last two leaves lightly foxed in volume one, last few leaves in volume two; nonetheless a virtually fine copy of a rare title.

Not among the eighty-nine titles in the two Wolff collections; nor in Sadleir.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Roman History For the little ones. London: Marcus Ward & Co., Chandos Street, Strand, And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1877. Sm.Imp.16mo in half sheets; frontispiece and decorative title printed in pink, gold, grey, green and black, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title-page; numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates, but included in the pagination; 4pp. integral advertisements dated September, 1876, followed by blank at end; pp.[ii]+359+[i (blank)]+[4]+[ii]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed red-chocolate cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked very dark brown, blocked and lettered gilt, embossed with lettering red-chocolate through gilt and red-chocolate through very dark brown, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered very dark brown, and gilt, embossed with lettering red-chocolate through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated chocolate. Small neat restorations to cloth of spine; inscription dated ‘Nov. 24th 1878' on blank back of frontispiece; one gathering very slightly proud at lower edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Osborne, I, p.175; not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7355, recording a copy identical with this, except that the end-papers are [?coated] yellow, and that he does not mention the chromatic printing on the frontispiece and decorative title, describing the former as ‘sepia tinted' and the latter merely as ‘illuminated'. Precedence undetermined.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Magnum bonum Or Mother Carey's brood. In three volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., 1879. 3 Vols., cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.iv+314; iv+[315] - 636; iv+[637] - 956; deep green patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, gilt and black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; grey-chocolate end-papers. A number of tears repaired with binder's tissue, and some margins strengthened; first few leaves of volume one a little grubby; some general light dusting; a very good working copy of one of the less common titles.

Not in Sadleir.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Love and life: An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume. In two volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., 1880, The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. 2 Vols.; pp.[viii]+288; [viii]+304; publisher's inserted advertisement leaf at end of volume two (on which this title is advertised as ‘Shortly'); mid-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Very slight general wear to covers; strip cut from top of each half-title; neat name in ink on upper margin of each title-page; a little scattered light dusting and marking; a near-nice copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, IV, p.289: first collection, No.28; not in his later collection. The correct first issue: sewn instead of wire-stitched, in mid-green patterned sand-grain rather than yellow-green sand-grain cloth, and with the inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements for the collected edition of Miss Yonge's Novels and Tales present at the end of volume two. This leaf, which is rarely seen, is datable from internal evidence as issued in June or July 1880. This copy exhibits the reading ‘Eiohteenth' for ‘Eighteenth' in the drop title on leaf B1 of volume one, apparently as always.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Unknown to history. A story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland. Vol.I. [II.] London, Macmillan and Co., 1882. 2 Vols.; blank preceding half-title in volume one; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; pp.[2]+[x]+364; [viii]+373+[i (blank)]+[ii]; dark green buckram ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower edges rough trimmed. Neat inscription dated Dec.20th 1882 on each half-title; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Not in Sadleir, or Wolff.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.) and WELD (H. Hastings, D.D.). Aunt Charlotte's Stories of American History. London: Marcus Ward & Co., Limited, Chandos Street, And at Belfast and New York, 1883. Sm.Imp.16mo in half sheets; fine wood-engraved frontispiece and fifteen plates; pp.400; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed greenish turquoise cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black and gilt, embossed with lettering greenish turquoise through gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Faint mottling of back cover, possibly where a label has been removed; gilt dull on spine, slightly so on front cover; faint glue traces on front paste-down, where label has been removed; fox-spot on margin of one leaf, with offsetting onto facing plate; otherwise a fine copy.

A decidedly scarce title. Not in Sadleir; nor among the eighty-nine titles in the two Wolff collections. The first binding, later copies being in a plainer red cloth, and without gilt edges.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Armourer's prentices. In two volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1884, The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.[xii]+277+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; [viii]+300; deep yellow-green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Slight bubbling of cloth over one board, and insignificant cracking of some end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy of one of the scarcer eighties titles.

Not in Sadleir or the later Wolff collection: it was however included in the earlier collection he donated to the Houghton Library (v. Wolff, Vol.IV, p.289, entry (1)).

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Nuttie's father. Vol.I [II]. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+255+[i (blank)]; [viii]+226+[ii]; green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 36; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Chantry house. In two volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., 1886. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+240; viii+230+[ii]; green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Some general wear to covers; front end-papers lightly marked by removal of labels, and one with tissued repair; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 10; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). A modern Telemachus. In two volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., 1886. 2 Vols.; blank at end of each volume; pp.[xvi]+218+[ii]; [IV]+ii+[3]-249+[iii]; green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled gilt and black, blocked black, on front cover and spine, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Lettering slightly rubbed on spine of volume one; end-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting; inscription on half-title in volume one; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 32; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Under the storm Or Steadfast's charge. With six full-page illustrations. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster. New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3 Bible House, N.D. [1887]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not present, apparently not called for; lithographic frontispiece and five plates by Francis Barraud, with tissue guards; pp.[vi]+287+[i (blank)]; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; bevelled crimson buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device in black and greyish brown on back cover, blocked black, old cream, and greyish brown, lettered gilt, black outlined gilt, and gilt outlined black, on front cover, blocked black, old cream, and greyish brown, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers printed with minute floral pattern in grey. Most tissues lacking; good copy only.

The correct first issue, this being the first title listed in the catalogue. Though the collation would appear to suggest the lack of a leaf (presumably a half-title) before the frontispiece, it is certain that no such leaf has ever been present in this copy: the back of the front end-paper bears a presentation inscription dated ‘Christmas 1887' from Florence [Lady] Bell to her niece Henrietta Margaret Stanley (whose armorial bookplate appears on the front pastedown), and this has lightly offset onto the blank back of the frontispiece, showing that no leaf could have interposed at the time when the inscription was written. It is possible that in some early copies the half-title was cancelled because of some erratum that was later corrected. The List of Illustrations is here a single inset leaf. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 52; not in his second collection.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Beechcroft At Rockstone. In two volumes. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1888. Blank before half-title in each volume; pp.[2]+vi+247+[i (printer's imprint)]; [2]+vi+264; inserted advertisement leaf at end, advertising this title as ‘Shortly'; bright green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, blocked black, ruled black and gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered, and with publisher's device gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Insignificant marking of covers; slight spine roll; backs of end-papers foxed, with off-setting onto facing page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir; number (6) of the first Wolff collection; not in his second collection, and in our experience a scarce title.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The cunning woman's Grandson: A tale of Cheddar a hundred years Ago. With five full-page illustrations. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1889], (All rights reserved) Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, and four plates by W.S. Stacey; pp.[x]+234; publisher's 16pp. inserted text-paper catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled scarlet buckram, blocked black and with publisher's monogram grey-green, on back cover, blocked pictorially grey-green, brown, black, and white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; end-papers printed with dotted seaweed-like pattern in brown. End-papers embrowned and slightly fragile; inscriptions on back of front end-paper; half-title and back of frontispiece foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 14, dating it erroneously 1882: it was 1889 according to the English Catalogue of Books; not in Wolff's second collection. One of three variant bindings, the others being of grey-green cloth, with scarlet blocking replacing the grey-green; and bright blue cloth with scarlet and gilt replacing the grey-green and white. The correct first issue of contents, later copies having different advertisements.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The cunning woman's Grandson: A tale of Cheddar a hundred years Ago. With five full-page illustrations. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1889], (All rights reserved) Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, and four plates by W.S. Stacey; pp.[x]+234; publisher's 16pp. inserted text-paper catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled dull grey-green buckram, blocked black and with publisher's monogram scarlet, on back cover, blocked pictorially scarlet, brown, black, and white, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; end-papers printed with flower and leaf pattern in brownish grey. Spine very slightly darkened, and just a trifle rubbed at extremities; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 14, dating it erroneously 1882; not in Wolff's second collection. One of three variant bindings, the others being scarlet cloth, with grey-green blocking replacing the scarlet; and bright blue cloth with scarlet and gilt replacing the grey-green and white. The correct first issue of the text, later copies having different advertisements.

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