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.

YONGE (Charlotte M.). More bywords. London, Macmillan and Co. And New York, 1890, All rights reserved. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+291+[i (blank)]+[iv]; royal blue fine diaper cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked gilt, embossed with author's initials gilt on blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. fore-edges mainly trimmed. Extremely fine, partly unopened copy.

This title not in Sadleir; no.33 in Wolff's first collection; not in his second collection. A secondary ‘Uniform Edition' binding, the first binding being of brown cloth.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Slaves of Sabinus: Jew and gentile. With five full-page illustrations [by C.J. Staniland.] London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1890]. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; final blank; pp.[viii (paged [iii]-[x])+246+[ii]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled pale brown buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device in brown and black on back cover, blocked black, brown, gilt, and flesh, lettered gilt and black on front cover, blocked black, brown, and gilt, ruled, and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with conventional floral pattern in pale grey. Very slight foxing to edges; a not unwelcome Prize inscription dated ‘Xmas 1890' on back of front end-paper; otherwise a very fine, crisp, copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 45: not in second collection. The probable second state of text, but the first issue, a few early (probably advance) copies having a single inset half-title, and later issues having different advertisements. One of at least two cloth colours, otherwise similar copies also being known in pale apple green buckram.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Slaves of Sabinus: Jew and gentile. With five full-page illustrations [by C.J. Staniland.] London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1890]. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; final blank; pp.[viii (paged [iii]-[x])+246+[ii]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled pale apple green buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device in brown and black on back cover, blocked black, brown, gilt, and flesh, lettered gilt and black on front cover, blocked black, brown, and gilt, ruled, and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with conventional floral pattern in pale grey. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and cloth just a trifle rubbed; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, first collection, 45: not in second collection. The probable second state of text, but the first issue, a few early (probably advance) copies having a single inset half-title, and later issues having different advertisements. One of at least two cloth colours, otherwise similar copies also being known in pale brown buckram.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The cross roads: Or A choice in life. A story for young women and older girls. With five full-page illustrations By J.F. Weedon. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1892], (All rights rerserved). Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; pp.240; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled chocolate buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device in black and blue on back cover, blocked black, blue, grass-green, and flesh, lettered gilt, and black-shadowed gilt on front cover, blocked blue, grass-green, and black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials device pattern in brown. Slight marking of back cover; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7359, listing a copy also lacking the front end-paper, but describing the cloth colour as ‘red-brown' and the blue blocking, wherever it occurs, as ‘brown'. The Wolff variant would probably have been less satisfactory, but we are unable to determine the order of precedence (if any). The correct first issue otherwise, later copies having different advertisements.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The cook and the captive Or Attalus the hostage. With five full-page illustrations By W.S. Stacey. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1894], (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; frontispiece and four plates; pp.[xii]+228; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; bevelled sky-blue buckram, blocked with publisher's initials in black and device in tan and black on back cover, blocked tan, black, white, and gilt, lettered gilt and black outlined gilt on front cover, blocked black and gilt, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials and arabesque pattern in blue-grey. Back cover and spine a little rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

The correct first issue, this being the first title listed in the catalogue. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7358, listing a copy identical with this except that the cloth colour is tan, the tan blocking being replaced by yellow, and the back cover apparently being without the black blocking (though we suspect this of being an oversight on Wolff's part). Wolff is presumably in error in listing among the titles in the advertisements on the verso of the title leaf ‘Under the Snow': our copy says ‘Under the Storm', which was the actual title. The cloth colour of the present copy may be secondary: the front end-paper bears a prize label dated 1902.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Carbonels. With five full-page illustrations by W.S. Stacey. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1895], (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; first leaf of last gathering (‘R1') a single inset; pp.270; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end (leading with this title, without reviews); bevelled mustard yellow buckram, blocked with publishers initials device in black, red, and green on back cover; blocked black, green, red, and gilt, lettered gilt, and black outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked black, red, green, and gilt, lettered green, embossed with lettering red, and pattern-embossed with gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials and arabesque pattern in blue-grey. Lengthy inscription on half-title page; otherwise in general nice.

The correct first issue, this being the first title listed in the catalogue (under the heading ‘Miss Yonge's new story'). A scarce title not in Sadleir, nor among the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The long vacation. London, Macmillan and Co. And New York, 1895, The right of translation is reserved. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+x+356; publisher's inserted 52pp. Catalogue at end, dated June, 1895; fine diaper blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7373.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Wardship of Steepcoombe. With five full-page illustrations by W.S. Stacey. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1896], (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; one inserted plan on plate paper, not included in the List of Illustrations; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end (leading with this title, without reviews); pp.315+[i (blank)]; bevelled dark green buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device scarlet and black on back cover, blocked in black, blue-grey, bronze, and scarlet on front cover and spine, lettered black outlined blue-grey, black outlined bronze, and scarlet on front cover, lettered gilt and embossed with initials scarlet on gilt on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in grey. A virtually fine copy.

A welcome prize label on the front paste-down of this copy is dated ‘June 30. 96', which may well have been the month of issue. The volume was not listed for publication in the ‘English Catalogue of Books' until September. The inserted plan, not called for in the List of Illustrations, is here tipped in to face p.[254]. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7388, recording an otherwise similar copy in olive brown cloth, whilst we ourselves have also handled a copy in marina blue cloth. Wolff does not mention the inserted plan, however, which may or may not have been present in his copy. The following spacing errors have been observed in this copy, as in every copy we have seen: between both the ‘Ba' of ‘Bartle' in the penultimate line of the List of Illustrations, and the ‘41' of the page number of p.241 there is an intruded space.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Wardship of Steepcoombe. With five full-page illustrations by W.S. Stacey. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1896], (All rights reserved). Sm.cr.8vo; wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; one inserted plan on plate paper, not included in the List of Illustrations; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end (leading with this title, without reviews); pp.315+[i (blank)]; bevelled pale marina blue buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device scarlet and black on back cover, blocked in black, blue-grey, bronze, and scarlet on front cover and spine, lettered black outlined blue-grey, black outlined bronze, and scarlet on front cover, lettered gilt and embossed with initials scarlet on gilt on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device pattern in brown. Inscription dated ‘December 27. - 1896' on half-title page; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy.

The inscription is most welcome in confirming that this is the correct first edition. The book was published, according to the ‘English Catalogue of Books, in September 1896, though we ourselves have handled a copy with a prize label dated June 30th. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7388, recording an otherwise similar copy in olive brown cloth, whilst we ourselves have handled a copy in dark green cloth. Wolff fails to record the inserted plan, which may or may not have been present in his copy. It is here tipped in to face p.[254]. In the present copy the following spacing errors have been observed: between both the ‘Ba' of ‘Bartle' in the penultimate line of the List of Illustrations, and the ‘41' of the page number of p.241 there is an intruded space. These faults have been present in every copy we have seen.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Founded on paper: Or Uphill and downhill between The two jubilees. With five full-page illustrations By W.S. Stacey. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1898], (All rights reserved). Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; pp.263+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled chocolate buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device in black and scarlet on back cover, blocked black, blue, scarlet, and copper, lettered black, and black-outlined copper, on front cover, blocked blue, black, and scarlet, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials device pattern in brown. Some bubbling of cloth; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir; nor amongst the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections. The correct first issue, later copies having other advertisements. A sequel to ‘The Carbonnels.'

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Patriots of Palestine: A story of the Maccabees. With five full-page illustrations By W.S. Stacey. London, National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House, N.D. [1899] (All rights reserved). Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; pp.274; publisher's inserted 20pp. catalogue at end, this being the first title, and listed without reviews; bevelled chocolate buckram, blocked with publisher's initials device in black and grey-green on back cover, blocked black, grey-green, white, and gilt, lettered black, and gilt, on front cover, blocked grey-green, black, white, and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's initials device pattern in brown. Frontispiece lacking; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; nor amongst the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections. The correct first issue, later copies having other advertisements.

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YONGE (Charlotte Mary). Modern broods Or Developments unlooked for. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900, All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue dated Autumn 1900 (and coded ‘5.9.00'), at end; pp.viii+315+[i (blank)]+4; vertically fine ribbed royal blue cloth, blocked with art nouveau design in blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Extremely fine copy.

A very scarce late title, not in Sadleir, nor amongst the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections. The last of the series of linked novels begun with ‘Scenes and Characters' in 1847.

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YORKE (Curtis [i.e., Susan Richmond Lee]). Dudley. A story of modern life. Jarrold and Sons, 3, Paternoster Buildings, 1888. Wire stitched; cancel title tipped on to a stub; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, dated ‘Season 1887-88' and advertising this title as ‘just ready'; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed Royal blue cloth, blocked with Egyptian seal and lettered, gilt, on front cover, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally brownish grey. Scattered light foxing and marking, but in general a nice copy.

Published, according to the advertisements, for the Christmas season of 1887, we suspect that the original title-page may, in error, have been printed with that date, instead of, as usual, being dated ahead. This is the 6/-issue; the same sheets were re-issued at a reduced price (3/6d.) in 1889. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3999, recording, apparently, the same issue, but not noting the title as a cancel. Terse and somewhat melodramatic writing applied to a love story rather than the detective stories for which this author was later to become best known.

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YOUNG (Minnie). Jack Urquhart's daughter. A Novel. Spencer Blackett, (Successor to J. & R. Maxwell), Milton House, 35, St. Bride Street, E.C., N.D. [1888]. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+365+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered and pictorially blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt largely lacking from spine, and neat restoration to cloth at headband; internally fine.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). The Old Maid's Club By I. Zangwill Of ‘The Bachelors' Club'. With 44 illustrations By F.H. Townsend. London 1892 Published By William Heinemann. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end dated March 1892; illustrations in text; Erratum at foot of final leaf of Contents; pp.viii+326+[ii]; rich brown buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine just a trifle darkened, but an unusually nice copy of a book that tends not to survive well.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). The Old Maid's Club By I. Zangwill Of ‘The Bachelors' Club'. With 44 illustrations By F.H. Townsend. London 1892 Published By William Heinemann. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end dated March 1892; illustrations in text; pp.viii+326+[ii]; Erratum at foot of final leaf of Contents; rich brown buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine faded, and gilt rather rubbed; end-papers cracked; a nice copy otherwise.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). Children of the ghetto. In three volumes. Second Edition. William Heinemann, 1892. 3 Vols.; salmon diagonally fine ribbed cloth blocked gilt on front cover with Star of David, blind on back cover with publisher's monogram, lettered gilt on spine. Spine of volume three a little faded, and small faint mark on front cover caused by a water splash; prelims. and final leaf in each volume a little foxed; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

Collates as Sadleir 3372, except that in volumes two and three the half-title leaf and not the Contents leaf is a single inset. The cloth of volume three in this copy is of a paler shade and a different quality from that of the first two volumes. Sadleir, who seems not to have known of the existence of this second edition in three volumes, records an issue of the first edition in dark red morocco cloth, and this he hypothesises to have been secondary. The fact that the second edition occurs in his primary binding possibly may throw doubt on his assumption of its precedence.

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ZANGWILL (I.). Ghetto tragedies. London, McClure & Co., 33 Bedford Street, W.C.; Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Ltd., Stationers' Hall Court, E.C., N.D. [1893]. Pott 8vo; half-tone frontispiece and two plates by A.S. Boyd; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; French folded parchment self-wrappers over plain text-paper wrappers, printed with publisher's monogram scarlet on back wrapper, printed pictorially scarlet, lettered and with short rule black, on front wrapper, ruled and lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, and somewhat embrowned, as almost always; half-title and verso of final blank slightly marked by contact with the folds of the wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce and very delicate book, from a small publisher.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Dated only on the spine of the wrappers. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.55 and 187, and are here tipped-in at those openings. Includes ‘Satan Mekatrig', ‘Diary of a Meshumad', ‘"Incurable"', and ‘The Sabbath-Breaker'.

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ZANGWILL (I.). The Bachelors' club By I. Zangwill, Joint-author of ‘The Premier and the Painter,' etc. With illustrations by George Hutchinson. Sixth edition. London, Henry & Co., 6 Bouverie Street, 1894. (All rights reserved). Advertisement leaf precedes half-title with frontispiece on verso; other illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+338+[ii]; reddish orange patterned sand-grain cloth, lettered dark brown on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; light buff end-papers. Some foxing of half-title page, Contents page and page facing it, last page of text, and final advertisement leaf; slight foxing of edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes a Preface to the Sixth Edition, here first published. Sadleir, 3371, and Wolff, 7394 both record the first edition of 1891, but not this edition.

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ZANGWILL (I.). Dreamers Of the Ghetto. London, William Heinemann, 1898. Pp.viii+480; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; reddish orange patterned sand grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within a ruled circle, olive green, on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered olive green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Barely perceptible wear to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine; small mark affecting top-edges of last few leaves and catalogue; but a near fine copy.

The first binding: in which the publisher's imprint on the spine is blocked in letters 3mm high; and with a catalogue starting with Illumination by Harold Frederic, ending with The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, and not including this title. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). Dreamers Of the Ghetto. London, William Heinemann, 1898. Pp.viii+480; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; brownish orange patterned sand grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram within a ruled circle, olive green, on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered olive green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Neat restoration to cloth at head of front joint; slight damp-marking to top edge of back cover; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

A secondary binding: in which the publisher's imprint on the spine is blocked in letters 4mm high instead of 3mm as in the first binding; and with a catalogue starting with The Open Question by Elizabeth Robins, ending with Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis, and including this title, with reviews. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). ‘They that Walk in Darkness': Ghetto Tragedies. William Heinemann, 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title; blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, at end; orange sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device within ruled circle, dark olive green, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark olive green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Slight darkening of spine and very slight marking of covers; back end-paper creased; otherwise a fine copy.

Advance copy, bearing publisher's ‘Presentation Copy' stamp in blind on upper margin of title leaf. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). ‘They that Walk in Darkness': Ghetto Tragedies. William Heinemann, 1899. Advertisement leaf before half-title; blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, at end; orange sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device within ruled circle, dark olive green, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered dark olive green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight marking of front cover; fox-spots on two or three fore-edges; otherwise a very bright, and virtually fine, copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ZANGWILL (I.). The Mantle of Elijah. William Heinemann, 1900. Pp.viii+424; 32pp. publisher's inserted advertisements, at end; orange sand-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device within ruled circle, dark olive green, on back cover, blocked, and lettered dark olive green on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. A fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. A minor binding variant, copies being known with the lower-edges rough trimmed instead of almost wholly trimmed as here.

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[ZANGWILL (Louis).]. Cleo the Magnificent Or The Muse of the Real. A Novel. London, William Heinemann, 1898. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.313+[i (blank)]+[vi]; lighter and darker greenish slate linen patterned fine rough buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Rather foxed, and priced as a reading copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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ZOLA (Emile). La joie De vivre. Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, Editeurs, 13, Rue de Grenelle, 13, 1884. Half-title; half red crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, panelled and lettered gilt, gilt ruled sides, matching marbled boards and end-papers; t.e.g., others uncut; original yellow wrappers bound in at front and back, and the backstrip preserved. Leather just a trifle scuffed at edges of spine, and marbling on boards a litle rubbed; a little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Number twelve in the Rougon-Macquart series.

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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.

ZOLA (Emile). Therese Raquin: A realistic novel. Translated without abridgment from the latest French edition. Illustrated with Sixteen Page Engravings, From designs by Castelli. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1886. Leaf of publisher's advertisements inserted before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece, and illustrated title-page with tissue guard, both printed in brown, precede letterpress title-page; fourteen plates printed in brown; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed brownish-ochre cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram, blind, on back cover, blocked pictorially dark terra-cotta, gilt, and black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled dark terra-cotta, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed florally in pale olive brown. Gilt dull on spine, slightly spotted on front cover; cloth of back cover slightly bubbled; inserted catalogue badly mutilated by the excision of slips; otherwise a near-fine copy of one of the scarcer titles.

Wolff, 7400/[4], recording a variant binding, otherwise similar, but in ‘maroon smooth cloth'; Sadleir 3378, noting of the whole series: "In my experience . . . uncommon in any state". The series was suppressed in 1888, and it is perhaps a measure of the difficulties experienced by Vizetelly in preparing the present volume that it was printed as far away as Perth. An expurgated re-issue appeared in 1889, and was again suppressed, this time with the imprisonment of the publisher, then aged sixty-nine.

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ZOLA (Emile). Abbe Mouret's Transgresion: A realistic novel. Translated without abridgment from the 34th French edition. Illustrated with Eight Page Engravings. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1886. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title-page, both printed in brown on a buff ground, precede letterpress title-page; six plates printed in brown on a buff ground; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark olive green cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram, blind, on back cover, blocked pictorially dark green and gilt, blocked red, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled red, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with [un-]conventionalised flower and leaf pattern in olive brown. Gilt very dull on spine; otherwise a near-fine copy of one of the scarcer titles.

There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.40, 114, 163, 190, 224, and 256, and are here so tipped in. Wolff, 7400/[7]; Sadleir 3381, listing a copy with 4+32pp. inserted advertisements at end. Sadleir notes of the whole series: "In my experience . . . uncommon in any state". The series was suppressed in 1888, and it is perhaps a measure of the difficulties experienced by Vizetelly in preparing the present volume that it was printed as far away as Perth. An expurgated re-issue appeared in 1889, and was again suppressed, this time with the imprisonment of the publisher, then aged sixty-nine.

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ZOLA (Emile). The Conquest of Plassans; Or, The priest in the house. A realistic novel. Translated without abridgment from the 23rd French edition. Illustrated with Eight Page Engravings. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1887. Half-title, wood-engraved frontispiece, and illustrated title-page with tissue guard precede letterpress title-page; six plates; pp.356; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated September, 1886, at end; dark olive green diagonally fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram, blind, on back cover, blocked bright green, maroon, and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled maroon, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed florally in brown. Light damp-motling of covers, and gilt dull; otherwise a fine copy of one of the less common titles.

Woolf, 7400/[12], describing a binding variant in diagonally fine-ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled and lettered in red on front cover; Sadleir 3386, describing the maroon blocking as ‘chocolate', and describing the plates as ‘after an unnamed artist'. In the present copy, several are in fact faintly signed ‘H. Leask'. Sadleir notes of the whole series: "In my experience . . . uncommon in any state". The series was suppressed in 1888, and it is perhaps a measure of the difficulties experienced by Vizetelly in preparing the present volume that it nowhere bears a printer's name. Some of the earlier volumes in the series had to be printed as far away as Perth. An expurgated re-issue appeared in 1889, and was again suppressed, this time with the imprisonment of the publisher, then aged sixty-nine. An inscription on the front end-paper of the present copy is dated ‘14th March 1887'.

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ZOLA (Emile). His excellency Eugène Rougon. A realistic novel. Translated without abridgment from the 22nd French edition. Illustrated with Eight Page Engravings. Vizetelly & Co., 42 Catherine Street, Strand, 1887. Pp.400; diagonally fine ribbed very fine ribbed cloth ruled scarlet on sides and spine, lettered scarlet on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in brown. First two leaves of text badly opened, with piece chipped from each blank upper margin; otherwise a nice copy.

The cheap (3/6d.) re-issue of the original sheets, made without the plates - but preserving the original title-page which called for them! The binding is very much simpler than that of the original (6/-) issue. Sadleir, 3387; Wolff, 7400, both recording the original issue.

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ZOLA (Emile). The Attack On the Mill [/] And other Sketches Of war. With an essay on the Short stories of M. Zola By Edmund Gosse. London, 1892 [/] William Heinemann, Bedford Street W.C. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; final blank, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on text-paper, at end, dated ‘June 1892'; pp.[viii]+177+[iii]; light brown buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, dark brown, on back cover, blocked with pattern of peacock's feathers, dark brown, in series style, on front cover and spine, lettered dark brown on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Short tear in fore-margin of title-page; slight scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's file copy, bearing their rubber stamps to this effect on front end-paper and title-page, together with their related ink and pencilled notes of the date of publication as September 5th, 1892. The text of the title-story includes a number of pencil markings made by an editor when preparing the 1895 illustrated edition. Mostly they indicate the placing of E. Courboin's illustrations, but one involves a minor change of text (‘moustaches' for ‘beard' at l.19 on p.57 of this edition). Issued as the second volume in an unnamed but uniform series, the first volume of which was ‘The Average Woman' by Wolcott Balestier. The title-page is set largely in two columns. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 7398, records only the 1895 Heinemann edition, which contains the title-story by itself.

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ZOLA (Émile). Paris. Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizatelly. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.xvi+488; Cambridge blue buckram, blocked black and white on front cover and spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers printed with fern frond pattern in light brown. Some darkening of spine; contemporary inscription on half-title; two or three scattered fox-spots; small hole in margin of last leaf due to an original paper fault; in general a very nice crisp copy.

First edition in English of the third volume of the ‘Trilogy of the Three Cities'. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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