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.

[ARDEN (Margaret Isabella)]. Rachel Longford; Or, Home and its teachings. By the author of "Sir Evelyn's Charge." London: William Hunt and Company, 12, Paternoster Row [and 28, Tavern Street, Ipswitch]. J.B. Bailey, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, 1877. Sm.cr.8vo; blank and conjugate half-title precede wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate title leaf, with tissue guard; leaf bearing publisher's imprint on recto, blank on verso, followed by 28pp. publisher's integral advertisements (continuing the signatures) at end; pp.[viii (including frontispiece)]+306+[ii]+[28]; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced black. Cloth of spine a trifle darkened; inscription dated ‘Xmas 1877' on initial blank; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ARGENT (Sophie). Settling day: A Sketch from Life. T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1884. Half-title a single inset leaf; pale grey cloth, ruled and blocked pictorially black, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated deep yellow. A very nice copy.



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ARGUS (Arabella). Ostentation And Liberality. By Arabella Argus, Author of "The Juvenile Spectator," the "Adventures of a Donkey," And other works. [In two volumes.] William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, Price Four Shillings and Sixpence, N.D. [1821]. 2 Vols. 12mo, gathered in half sheets, bound in one volume, as issued; steel engraved presentation leaf, and frontispiece, precede title-page; two engraved plates in volume one, one [ex three] in volume two; title-leaf probably a cancel (it ought to be [A1], but is on different paper from the rest of that gathering); bound up without the title-page to volume two (which should have been [B1] of that volume, the gathering consisting thereby of only five leaves); pp.216 (excluding presentation leaf); [3]-216; publisher's half dark red roan, marbled boards, burnished sprinkled edges. Marbled boards rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Juvenile. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.10, citing the British Library copy only. The present copy is bound identically with the two-volume in one British Library copy, and is internally identical with that except that the end-papers in the latter are faced with green tissue, whereas they here are white, the presentation leaf, though supplied with similar vignettes at head and tail, has a different text (‘Forget me not. Presented to [space] by [space]' instead of ‘A Tribute of Regard Presented by a Friend'), and that the British Library copy has two further plates. There is no list of plates but those here present are marked as relating to Vol.I pp.41 (marked also the Frontispiece to Vol.I), 68, and 177; and to Vol.II p.200 (marked also as the Frontispiece to Vol.II). That to Vol.I p.41 is here bound in as frontispiece, the others being placed according to the relevancies marked. The additional plates in the British Library copy are marked for pp.35 and 162 in Volume two, and are bound in at those openings. In the present copy there is evidence of loss. Osborne Catalogue, p.859, listing a copy of the two volume issue (title-pages dated 1820, plates dated 1821 as here), lacking two of the plates in volume one, but with a non-integral leaf of Darton advertisements at the end of each volume not called for in the one volume issue; and, at p.231, a copy of the two volume in one edition, with six plates, but without, apparently, the presentation leaf. Osborne gives high praise to the work of this author - and, in particular, this book.

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ARNOLD (Edwin, M.A.). The Book of good counsels: From the Sanskrit Of the "Hitopadesa." With illustrations by Harrison Weir. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1861. Wood engraved frontispiece and three plates; pp.xii+167+[i (printer's imprint)]; green coarse morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and green through gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Re-cased, with neat restoration to tail of spine, and new end-papers (original front end-paper preserved); lacking frontispiece; scattered light dusting and marginal staining; a good copy only. As a reading copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ARNOLD (Edwin Lester). The Constable of St. Nicholas. With a frontispiece by Stanley L. Wood. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1894. Two advertisement leaves precede half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+263+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated Sept.1893 and listing this title as ‘Shortly'; deep scarlet crushed-morocco cloth, blocked with publisher's initials device blind on back cover, blocked black, grey, olive green, and flesh pink, lettered black, on front cover, lettered gilt, and black, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally in grey. Small darkened patch at top-corner of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Listed by the English Catalogue of Books as advertised in January 1894, but almost certainly published in the late Winter of 1893. The first binding. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 183, listing a copy that is clearly secondary in pale blue diagonally very fine-ribbed cloth, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine, and without a catalogue.

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ARTHUR (T.S.). Anna Lee: The maiden - the wife - the mother. A Tale. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1868. Sm.f'cap 8vo; blank precedes half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and conjugate letterpress title-page, on plate paper, precede decorated letterpress title-page on text-paper (this dated 1869); four wood engraved plates, all with tissue guards; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; deep cerise patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked gilt, lettered deep cerise through gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Minute chip from fore-margin of front end-paper, due to an original binding fault; contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise an extremely fine, bright, copy of a very pretty book.

Juvenile. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.43, 97, 139, and 236, and are bound in to face pp.44, 96, 140, and 236 respectively. The book was apparently issued in the autumn of 1868, but on the integral title-page dated ahead. This title not in Wright.

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ASHBY-STERRY (J.). A tale of the Thames. With illustrations in verse By the author and fifteen Illustrations in black and White by W. Hatherell R.I. Bliss Sands & Co., 1896. Tall cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and fourteen plates; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; erratum slip tipped in before List of Illustrations; vertically fine ribbed blue cloth, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Prelims. foxed, first few leaves slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page.

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ATHERTON (Gertrude). A whirl asunder. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1895. All rights reserved. Sm.f'cap 16mo in half-sheets; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, dated ‘8.95'; pp.[160]+[iv]; yellow ochre art-linen, blocked dark red on back cover, blocked and lettered dark red on front cover, lettered dark red on spine; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Issued as the fourth volume in the series ‘Cassell's Pocket Library' under the Editorship of Max Pemberton. Sadleir, 3741/4; not in Wolff.

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ATHERTON (Gertrude). A daughter of The vine. Service and Paton, 5 Henrietta St., Covent Garden, 1899. Portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral John Lane and Service & Paton advertisements, followed by Service & Paton's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pale blue-green linen effect cloth, lettered, ruled, and elaborately blocked dark green on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device dark green on back cover; lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of end-papers, but a near fine copy. Scarce.

Wright, 156, records an apparently similar edition as ‘London and New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1899', that edition being printed in America, whereas the present edition is printed in England. The earlier works of Atherton were published in England by John Lane, but she had changed to Service & Paton with the publication of her last preceding work, ‘American Wives and English Husbands', as is evidenced by the advertisement leaves. Lane evidently had a hand in the placing of the work with Service & Paton, however, and we suspect that for copyright reasons it may have been issued first in England. One of two similar bindings, of undetermined precedence, the other being without the publisher's monogram on the back cover, and having the top-edges stained green, and the fore-edges rough, instead of fully, trimmed. The elaborate cover design is signed ‘F.R.K.'.

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ATHERTON (Gertrude). A daughter of The vine. Service and Paton, 5 Henrietta St., Covent Garden, 1899. Portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral John Lane and Service & Paton advertisements, followed by Service & Paton's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pale blue-green linen effect cloth, lettered, ruled, and elaborately blocked dark green on front cover and spine, t.e. dark green, fore- and lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight fading of spine; tissue foxed with offsetting onto title; slight foxing of end-papers and catalogue; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Wright, 156, records an apparently similar edition as ‘London and New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1899', that edition being printed in America, whereas the present edition is printed in England. The earlier works of Atherton were published in England by John Lane, but she had changed to Service & Paton with the publication of her last preceding work, ‘American Wives and English Husbands', as is evidenced by the advertisement leaves. Lane evidently had a hand in the placing of the work with Service & Paton, however, and we suspect that for copyright reasons it may have been issued first in England. The present copy, with top-edges stained dark green instead of plain, fore-edges rough instead of fully trimmed, and with the back cover left plain instead of having the publisher's monogram blocked on it in dark green, represents a variant binding the issue status of which we have failed to determine. The elaborate cover design is signed ‘F.R.K.'.

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[AUSTEN (Jane)]. Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion: By the author of "Pride and Prejudice;" "Mansfield Park," &c. With a biographical notice of the author. In four volumes. John Murray, 1818. 4 Vols.; with the fly-title to Henry Austen's memoir, but bound up without the half-titles or the two blanks at the end of volume four; contemporary half-calf, spines lettered and tooled gilt and with blind ornaments. Bindings worn, two boards detached; foxing in all volumes and some light embrowning; one end-paper torn across; otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 62e; Keynes, 9; Chapman, 9; Tinker, 207. With pp.190 and 191 in volume one mis-paginated 191 and 190, and with wrong catchwords as noted by Keynes and Tinker. This copy also has the page signature H2 for H5 on p.153 in volume three, which seems not previously to have been remarked.

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AUSTEN (Jane). [The Works. Six volumes in five, as issued, being Nos.23, 25, 27, 28, and 30 of Bentley's Standard Novels.] Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Late Colburn and Bentley), 1833. Each volume with series title, engraved frontispiece and vignette title, letterpress title; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue precedes series title-page in volume 23; 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated May, 1833 at end of volume 28; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume 27; glazed plum linen, black paper spine-labels, lettered gilt; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. A reading set.

Sadleir, II, p.98 remarks on the scarcity of these five volumes as compared with the generality of the Standard Novels. This constitutes the First Uniform Edition of Jane Austen's novels, the sheets being utilised for the First Collected Edition, which was issued one month after the appearance of Volume 30.

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AUSTEN (Jane). A memoir Of Jane Austen By her nephew J.E. Austen Leigh. Second edition. To which is added Lady Susan And fragments of Two other unfinished tales by Miss Austen. London, Richard Bentley and Son, New Burlington Street, Publisher's in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1871. Blank before half-title; engraved facsimile; pp.[2]+[x]+364; dark green vertically dot-and-line-ribbed cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated brown. End-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; a very little scattered light foxing otherwise; but a nice copy.

Sadleir, 63f; not in Wolff; Gilson, M130. First publication of the cancelled chapter of ‘Persuasion', the complete short novel ‘Lady Susan', and the unfinished fragment ‘The Watsons'; the second edition of the ‘Memoir', which appeared originally in 1870, it here being considerably expanded and supplied with a new Preface. Austen Leigh also supplies brief introductions to the sections of Jane Austen's work. The facsimile faces p.41. Loosely laid into the present copy is a clipping from ‘The Times' of February 1st, 1926, giving the hitherto unpublished text of two letters - a lengthy and very interesting one from Jane Austen to Anne Sharp, written immediately before leaving Chawton, less than four weeks before her death; and a later letter from Cassandra Austen also to Miss Sharp, enclosing some mementos.

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AUSTIN (Alfred). Five years of it. In two volumes. Vol. I. [only] J.F. Hope, 16, Great Marlborough Street, 1858. Post 8vo; half-title not present, and apparently not called for, at least in this issue; pp.[ii]+319+[i (blank)]; pinkish purple straight grain morocco cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Spine faded and slightly worn at head and tail; front free end-paper removed; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 65, describes a copy, possibly Austin's own, in grey-blue morocco cloth, with an undated 12pp. publisher's catalogue inserted at end, and with two leaves of prelims. in volume one, but a title leaf only in volume two. Sadleir does not mention a half-title, so the extra leaf in volume one is presumably a dedication leaf. Though the front end-paper has been removed in the present copy, traces of it adhering to the gutter of the title-page suggest that no leaf could have been present between the two. Certainly likewise no leaf has been removed after the title leaf, and one can only conclude that no further preliminary leaf is called for here. The title leaf is on a different paper stock from the text.

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AVERY (Anne). East Mascalls: or, Life To-Day. George Stoneman, N.D. [1894]. Fore-edges uncut; frontispiece; 1p. publisher's advertisements at end; half-title not called for. Very nice copy.



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BAKER (Ella). Kingscote stories. By the late Ella Baker. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1888. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+302+2; diagonally fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram, and ruled, blind on back cover, ruled black on frontcover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Slight foxing of end-papers and edges; otherwise very nice.

Includes a brief Memorial Preface written by Thomas Baker, the author's father. To this has been appended in the present copy a short pencil note, signed Wallace Ross, relating to the death of Thomas Baker shortly afterwards. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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BAKER (James). The gleaming dawn: A romance of the middle ages. Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1896. Half-title not called for; pp.viii+391+[i (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed cerise cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine a little dull; end-papers foxed, with offsetting; edges very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Nield, 4th edition, p.41 (a starred item); not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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BALESTIER (Wolcott). The Average Woman; A common Story; ReFfey; CapTain my CapTain! With a biographical Sketch by Henry James. William Heinemann, Bedford Street W.C., 1892. Lge.f'cap 8vo; pp.xxviii+[188]+[ii (obituary leaf, signed by Heinemann, a single inset)+8pp. inserted advertisements on text-paper, dated June 1892; historiated initial letter to each story; pale sky-blue cloth, blocked green on front cover and spine with a design of peacock's feathers, blocked with publisher's monogram green on back cover, lettered green on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very good copy.

Blanck 10597 refers. Precedes the American edition, but was itself preceded by the very scarce Leipzig edition. James's Biographical Sketch occupies pp.vii-xxviii. According to the catalogue at the end, the volume was to have been issued with a portrait. It is not included in the present copy, and there is no evidence of loss. From the library of novelist and scholar Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, bearing his contemporary signature on the front end-paper, and a number of proofing corrections, of litterals, in his hand, scattered through the text.

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BALFOUR (Andrew). Vengeance is mine. With frontispiece by W.T. Smith. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1899. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; pp.viii+307+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated November 1899; scarlet art-linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some foxing and dusting passim; otherwise a nice copy, externally fine.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Set during the Napoleonic wars, partly in Scotland, partly in France.

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BALFOUR (Marie Clothilde). Maris stella. London: John Lane, Vigo St; Boston: Roberts Bros., 1896. Narrow cr.8vo; decorated title-page after Patten Wilson; 14pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 12pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1896; pp.[viii]+202+14; chalk blue buckram blocked and dated blackish grey on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered blackish grey on front cover, blocked blackish grey, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine darkened and a little wrinkled; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3748; Wolff, 219. Issued as Volume XXVII of the ‘Keynotes Series'. The design on the back cover and spine is by Aubrey Beardsley, that on the front cover by Patten Wilson.

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BALLANTINE (James). The Miller of Deanhaugh. With numerous illustrations, By Alex. A. Ritchie. Edinburgh: John Menzies, 61 Prince's Street, 1844. Thirteen excellent steel-engraved plates (signed ‘Dot') and numerous wood-engravings in the text; final inserted leaf bearing two copies each of ‘Directions to the binder for placing the plates' and a notice to subscribers to the parts issue, dated March 1, 1844, advertising the case and the bound volume; green fine-morocco cloth ruled blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; pale yellow coated end-papers. Slight wear to covers; extreme margins of some plates embrowned; in general otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Tipped onto the front end-paper in this copy is an autograph letter (13ll. 8vo) from the author dated from 42 George Street, Edinburgh, ‘Gowks day /62', and signed ‘The Gaberlunzie'; lightly tipped onto the half-title page is the original holograph ms. of a twenty-one line poem by Ballantine; an old newspapaer clipping carrying an obituary of the illustrator and two poems composed by him is tipped on to the back paste-down; a number of other relevant clippings are also included. The book was issued originally in thirteen parts, following on, presumably, from ‘the Gaberlunzie's Wallet' of the previous year, for the press marks throughout read ‘Vol.II' - an attempt, it would appear, on the part of the publisher to ensure continuity of subscriptions, since the present work is evidently entirely complete in itself. The copy here offered seems not to have been bound up from the parts, although two or three of the plates in fact have stab-holes. The lay-out of the final inserted leaf suggests that this was intended to be cut into four slips for insertion in two sets of the parts.

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[BALLANTYNE (R.M.).]. Away in the wilderness; Or Life among the red indians And Fur-traders of North America. Vol. II. Of Ballantyne's miscellany. With four coloured illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21, Berners Street, 1863. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates lithographed in black and four colours by Vincent Brooks after designs by Ballantyne; integral advertisement leaf at end (listing the first fifteen titles of the series as ‘In Course of Publication'); pp.126+[ii]; violet morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, embossed with blind outlined gilt hatched lettering, and numbered blind, on front cover; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Some spine roll, and cloth very slightly worn at head and tail of spine; some fingering and light marking throughout, but the plates clean; a good copy only.

Sadleir, 133/2 and Quayle, 94a, both describing an otherwise similar copy in bubble-grain cloth; not in Wolff. The correct first printing.

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[BALLANTYNE (R.M.).]. Chasing the sun; Or Rambles in Norway. Vol. IV Of Ballantyne's miscellany. With four coloured illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21, Berners Street, 1864. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates lithographed in black and four colours by Vincent Brooks after designs by Ballantyne; integral advertisement leaf at end (listing the first fifteen titles of the series as ‘In Course of Publication'); pp.126+[ii]; red bubble grain cloth blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt, embossed with blind outlined gilt hatched lettering, and numbered blind, on front cover; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Slightly shaken; short marginal tear affecting part of first gathering, but not touching text; a little scattered dusting; a very good copy, nonetheless, approaching nice.

Sadleir, 133/4 and Quayle, 96a; not in Wolff. Quayle appears to give the collation as pp.124+[ii], but this is probably an error (he refers back to 95a, rather than 94a which has a collation as here). The correct first printing.

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[BALLANTYNE (R.M.).]. Over the rocky mountains; Or Wandering Will in the land Of the red skin. Vol.VII. Of Ballantyne's Miscellany. With illustrations. James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1869. Pott 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title precede letterpress title; two wood-engraved plates; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.126+2; blue sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered blue-outlined gilt through gilt, and gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered blue through gilt, on spine, all in series style; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Slight general wear to covers; inscription on back of frontispiece; slight scattered marking and foxing in text; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 133a: the probable first printing of this title, but a binding variant, the Sadleir copies being in green cloth; Quayle, 99a, listing a copy in ‘smooth grain cloth'. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.36 and 82, and are here so bound in.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Erling the bold: A tale of the Norse sea-kings. With Illustrations by the Author. James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1869. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; four plates; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+437+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; royal blue sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt and royal blue through gilt on spine; end-papers coated light grey; binder's ticket of Leighton Son and Hodge on back paste-down. Cloth of spine a little darkened, and gilt a little rubbed and dull; contemporary inscription on blank back of frontispiece and upper margin of title-page; one plate a little dusty and frayed at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Wolff; Sadleir, 107 listing an otherwise similar copy in grass-green cloth. The Sadleir copy has an inscription dated ‘Christmas. 1869'; the inscription on the present copy is dated 1870, suggesting that blue cloth copies may be slightly later.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). The island queen; Or, Dethroned by fire and water. A tale of the southern hemisphere By R.M. Ballantyne, Author of "[twenty-seven titles];" etc. etc. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1885 (All rights reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; half-title not called for; inserted wood-engraved frontispiece after the author, with tissue guard; six integral illustrations, full-page and unbacked, all except those facing pp.27 and 109 included in the pagination; pp.[vi]+261+[i (blank)]; 16pp. text-paper advertisements at end, signed ‘S'; bevelled diagonally fine-ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover; pictorially blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, embossed with lettering black-and-gilt shadowed black on gilt-pressed panel, on front cover, ruled and pictorially blocked black, lettered gilt, embossed with lettering black-and-gilt shadowed black, on spine; end-papers glazed lemon-yellow. Very slight dulling of spine and adjacent edge of back cover; very slight rusting of staples; nonetheless, a virtually fine copy.

A Ballantyne family copy, with a slip bearing Ballantyne's signature, clipped from a receipt, laid on to the front free end-paper. Ballantyne's bibliographer Eric Quayle, informed us in a letter that the slip bearing Ballantyne's signature was pasted in "probably by Jeanie, his wife, who, after her husband's death in 1894, pasted spare autograph signatures in the titles still remaining on their shelves, or so his surviving daughter told me!" In our experience a scarce title - possibly because wire-stitched bindings tended not to wear well. This title not in Sadleir; Quayle, 73a, recording the end-paper colour as dark brown; not in Wolff.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Red Rooney Or The last of the crew. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1886. Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and four plates; half-title not called for; final leaf a single inset, signed 2F; pp.vi+442; 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; bevelled scarlet buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled and blocked olive green, black, and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt, black, red, and red-shadowed black on front cover, lettered gilt, black, red-and-gilt outlined black, and red-and-gilt outlined red, on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A few very minor faults, but an unusually nice copy of a difficult title.

Quayle, 75a; Sadleir, 123; not in Wolff.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). The fugitives Or The tyrant queen of Madagascar. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1887. (All rights reserved.) Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and four plates; half-title not called for; final leaf a single inset, signed 2F; pp.viii+442; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; bevelled scarlet buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled and blocked olive green, black, and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt, black, red, and red-shadowed black on front cover, lettered gilt, red-and-gilt outlined black, and red-and-gilt outlined red, on spine; end-papers coated blackish brown. A few very minor faults, but a nice copy of a difficult title.

This title not in the extensive Sadleir collection; Quayle, 77a, giving an evidently wrong collation (‘432' instead of ‘442' pp.); not in Wolff.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Blown to bits Or The lonely man of Rakata. A Tale of the Malay Archipelago. With Illustrations by the Author. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1889. (All rights reserved.). Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and four plates; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+438+[ii]; bevelled mustard buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, Indian red, and bright gilt, blocked matt gilt, light and dark green, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, gilt, and Indian red, ruled matt gilt, lettered bright gilt, mustard and gilt outlined black, and mustard and gilt outlined red, on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A few very minor faults, but an unusually nice copy.

Review copy, with the publisher's compliments rubber stamp in purple ink on the verso of the front free end-paper. Quayle, 83a; Sadleir, 100, listing a copy in blue-grey cloth with very dark grey end-papers, for which he erroneously gives the date ‘1886' - an obvious typo: Ballantine's Preface is dated ‘1889'; not in Wolff.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Charlie to the rescue. A Tale of the sea and the rockies. With Illustrations by the Author. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1890. (All rights reserved.). Globe 8vo; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and four plates; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+423+[i (blank)]; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; bevelled pale brown buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, brown, and bright gilt, blocked matt gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, gilt, and brown, lettered bright gilt, pale brown and gilt outlined black, and pale brown and gilt outlined brown, on spine; end-papers coated very dark brown. Covers very slightly dull, and end-papers tightened at joints; a few very minor faults otherwise, but in general a nice copy.

A Ballantyne family copy, with a slip bearing Ballantyne's signature, clipped from a receipt, laid on to the front free end-paper. Purchased from the collection of Ballantyne's bibliographer Eric Quayle, who informs us in a letter that the slip bearing Ballantyne's signature was pasted in "probably by Jeanie, his wife, who, after her husband's death in 1894, pasted spare autograph signatures in the titles still remaining on their shelves, or so his surviving daughter told me!" Quayle, 85a, recording a copy without the inserted advertisements; Sadleir, 102, recording a copy in scarlet cloth; not in Wolff.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). The buffalo runners. A Tale of the red river plains. With Illustrations by the Author. London: James Nisbet & Co., 21 Berners Street, 1891. Globe 8vo; frontispiece, engraved and letterpress titles, and four plates; half-title not called for; pp.vi+416; 8pp. advertisements on text-paper at end; bevelled grass green buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, brown, and bright gilt, blocked matt gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, gilt, and brown, lettered bright gilt, green through gilt, grass green and gilt outlined black, and grass green and gilt outlined brown, on spine; end-papers coated brownish black. Edges foxed, a few leaves lightly so; otherwise a very nice copy.

A Ballantyne family copy, with a slip bearing Ballantyne's signature, clipped from a receipt, laid on to the front paste-down. From the collection of Ballantyne's bibliographer Eric Quayle, and bearing his bookplate on the front pastedown. Quayle informs us in a letter that the slip bearing Ballantyne's signature was pasted in "probably by Jeanie, his wife, who, after her husband's death in 1894, pasted spare autograph signatures in the titles still remaining on their shelves, or so his surviving daughter told me!" Additionally this copy has laid on to the blank verso of the frontispiece a lengthy and intimate holograph letter (more than three pages, post 8vo, dated 14th June ‘90 and signed ‘RMB'), from Ballantyne to his wife, dealing with familiar events. Quayle, 86a; this title not in Sadleir; not in Wolff.

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BALZAC (Honoré de). Le médecin de Campagne. Bruxelles, J.P. Meline, 1833. 2 Vols., 12mo; brown paper wrappers printed in black; a.e. uncut. Front wrapper and half-title leaf in volume one frayed at fore- and lower- margins; wrappers slightly marked; half-titles slightly dusty; last three leaves in volume one damp-stained at fore-margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first Paris edition dates from the same year, the second from 1834. Subsequent editions had heavy authorial revisions. V. Vicaire, I, p.195

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BANGS (John Kendrick). Tiddledywink Tales. Illustrated by Charles Howard Johnson. New-york, R.H. Russell & Son, 1891. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; two blanks at end, serving as end-papers; frontispiece; other illustrations on text-paper; maroon red buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine. A very good copy only.

Juvenile. Blanck, 706. Not in Osborne.

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BANKS (Mrs. G. Linnaeus). Miss Pringle's pearls. Illustrated by Frank Dadd. Hutchinson and Co., 25, Paternoster Square, 1890. Sm.cr.8vo; series title precedes half-title with wood-engraved frontispiece on verso; five full page illustrations on text-paper; pp.viii+280; light sky-blue cloth, blocked and lettered with publisher's device very dark red on back cover; ruled and blocked very dark red, lettered and blocked terra-cotta, on front cover, ruled and blocked terra-cotta on spine; end-papers printed with stylised daisy stem and flower pattern in pale grey. Slight fading of spine; marginal stains on four leaves and two or three letters scuffed on one of them; otherwise a fine copy.

Juvenile. Issued as a volume in ‘The "Girlhood" Series' under the general editorship of Alfred H. Miles. A scarce late title by the author of ‘The Manchester Man'. This title not in Sadleir, who only had one of her books, nor in the more extensive collection formed by Wolff, who remarks both on the scarcity of her books, and on the lack of ‘a satisfactory bibliography', adding that ‘she deserves critical examination'.

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BANKS (Mrs. G. Linnaeus). The Bridge of beauty: A Fiction Founded on Fact. With Illustrations by W. Dewar. The Sunday School Union, 57 and 59 Ludgate Hill, E.C., N.D. [1890]. Lge.cr.8vo; portrait of the author preceding half-title, frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations, mostly unbacked: all the illustrations on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.335+[i (advertisements)]; scarlet buckram, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered black-shadowed gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram gilt on spine; laid paper end-papers. Slight darkening of spine and edges of boards, and cloth a little bubbled on back cover; poor quality end-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 240a listing a variant binding of bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked black on back cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered black, gilt, and black edged gilt on spine; a.e.g., yellow [?coated] end-papers. The present binding is evidently secondary. In both variants the advertisement page is headed ‘Books for the Season' and includes this title, ‘price 5s.' The seting of the story is South Wales.

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BARBER (Elizabeth). Tales Of Modern days. Published by Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1824. 12mo; half-title not called for; fly-title precedes each tale, that to the first one not being included in the pagination; pp.[xii]+340; publisher's quarter-calf, drab boards; a.e. uncut. Covers used, but sound; free end-papers lacking; fingering and dusting throughout. As a reading copy. Scarce.

Block, p.14, giving no location or source. Not in the London Library Catalogue; or Summers, though, despite the title, it would qualify. The British Library has only an edition dated 1840. Includes three stories: ‘The Spanish Brothers'; ‘The Robber's Child'; and ‘Matilda'.

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[BARING-GOULD (Sabine).]. Through flood And flame. A Novel. In three volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1868. (The Right of Translation is reserved.) 3 Vols., post 8vo; half-title present in each volume; final leaf in volumes one and three both single insets, presumably printed conjugate with gathering ‘U' in volume three, which, as Sadleir notes, only has six leaves; Victorian brown crushed morocco, brown marbled sides, ruled gilt on sides, tooled, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Leather very slightly rubbed at points; a few fox-spots; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce first novel, published anonymously and never acknowledged or reprinted. An important copy, from the library of Charles George Milnes Gaskell, with his bookplate on the front end-paper in each volume, and a note in his holograph on the front end-paper of volume one: "This novel is by the Revd. S. Baring-Gould who was curate at Horbury under Mr. Sharp & having first educated, married a factory girl from that village. Most of the characters are drawn from real life. Mr. Furness is the Revd. J. Sharp: see next page for detailed account of the dramatis personæ by Mr. Sharp, who was kind enough to give me this information. Sowden so named after the Vicar stands for Hebden Bridge." Tipped onto the following binder's blank is a letter, 4pp., (c.340 words), dated from ‘Horbury, Decr. 22nd 1887', signed ‘John Sharp' and giving "a confidential account" relating the personages of the book to their real-life originals, as: "Mr. and Mrs. Arkwright - Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Holt. The character of the lady is drawn to the life, but Mr. H. is a compound of himself and a mill owner. Hugh Arkwright - Rev. S. Baring-Gould. Annis Greenwell - Grace Taylor, a mill girl - now Mrs. S.B.G. Joe Earnshaw - an imaginary person. The late Mrs. Jumbold [sic, but it ought to be the late Mrs. Kemp] - Mrs. Kemp, a former doctor's wife. Mrs. Cordale - The late Mrs. Berry, a former postman's wife. Mrs. Doldrums - The late Mrs. Pickard, the wife of a very small manufacturer. Richd. Groan, ‘The Man Monkey'. There was a man so styled many years ago, but Ricd. G. is rather the gathering up into one person of the wild things that were said and done among the rougher kind of Dissenters than a description of the character of an individual man. / Cobbler David - David Turton an old Flannel Weaver, & a very noted musician in his day", etc. The letter goes on to give the original of one of the incidents in the book (concerning a pickled onion), and concludes that it "is full of lots of little allusions wh. have a meaning to old Horbury people, but I have given all the special characters." NCBEL, 3: 1034; COPAC, recording only copies in the British Library, The London Library, The National Library of Scotland, and York; Sadleir, 163, recording a copy in apple-green morocco cloth, blocked blind on front and back covers, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; Wolff, 285, recording a copy in royal blue morocco cloth with no spine imprint. Wolff notes that the Bentley Private Catalogue identifies the author, gives May 21, 1868 as the day of publication, and says "In one important particular it is strictly autobiographical", which he interprets as referring to Baring-Gould's marriage. He also notes that "Hebden Bridge is called Sowden from the name of the vicar, George Sowden, and includes a portrait of the local Methodist preacher", but he doesn't relate the novel to Horbury or appear to have known any of the fuller details given here.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). In exitu Isreal: An historical novel. Vol.I [II] Macmillan and Co., 1870. 2 Vols.; pp.xii+292; [iv]+327+[i (blank)]; deep scarlet patterned sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked with round-cornered single rule frame on sides, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated maroon. Some spotting and darkening of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's scarce second novel. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 266, recording an otherwise similar copy with black [coated] end-papers, almost certainly of later issue.

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[BARING-GOULD (S.).]. Ernestine: A novel. By the authoress of "The Vulture-maiden," &c. In two vols. Thos. De La Rue & Co., 110, Bunhill Row, 1879. Blank, followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end of volume one; blank before half-title in volume two, and 4pp.publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+285+[iii]; [viii]+299+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed in volume one, top-edges uncut in volume two; thick paper end-papers coated peach. A little scattered light dusting and marking passim, but in general a nice copy.

Translated, with a two page Preface, by Baring-Gould from the German of Frau von Hillern. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BARING-GOULD (Sabine). Richard Cable The lightshipman. By the author of ‘Mehalah' ‘John Herring' ‘Court Royal' Etc. In three volumes. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1888. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; three leaves integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.[viii]+319+[i (blank)]; [viii]+302+[ii]; [viii]+290+[vi]; chocolate fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt on spines; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight general wear to cloth of spines, but in general a nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 281.

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BARING GOULD (S., M.A.). Urith: A tale of Dartmoor. Methuen and Co., 18, Bury Street, W.C., 1891. 3 Vols.; imprint leaf at end of vols. one and two; red buckram ruled blind on sides, publisher's device blocked blind on front cover, spine lettered gilt; white end-papers printed with a floral pattern in grey-green. Covers a little dull and used; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). In the Roar of the sea: A Tale of the Cornish Coast. Methuen & Co., 18, Bury Street, 1892. Half-title apparently not called for, the title-page being a single inset leaf; 24pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated October 1893; vertically ribbed light marina blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. In general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Presumably a late issue. The spine of this volume bears the sea-wrack, starfish, and scallop-shell design used by this publisher much later on Conrad volumes. The appearance of these motifs here also as part of the pictorial design on the front cover suggests that this may have been its original use.

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BARING-GOULD (Sabine). Cheap Jack Zita. In three volumes. Methuen & Co., 1893. Half-title in each volume; 24pp. publisher's catalogue dated October 1893 at end of volume three; vertically fine ribbed bright blue cloth, lettered gilt on spines and front covers; uncut edges; white end-papers. Spines frayed at head and tail, and that of volume two rubbed; library labels removed from front covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 160, but with a later catalogue.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Mrs. Curgenven Of Curgenven. In three volumes. Methuen & Co., 18, Bury Street, 1893. 3 Vols., half-title in each volume; old half roan, cloth sides. All joints cracked, but bindings sound and strong, nonetheless; library stamps on prelims. and a scattering of other leaves; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. The preliminary gathering in each volume consists of three leaves, and we suspect that an integral advertisement leaf or blank has been discarded by the binder.

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BARING GOULD (S.). The Icelander's sword Or The Story of Oraefa-dal. Methuen & Co., 18, Bury Street, London, W.C., 1894. Wood-engraved frontispiece with loose tissue guard, and numerous illustrations, some full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination, by Moyr Smith; half-title not called for; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+220; bevelled carmine buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dull grey-green. Virtually fine copy of a scarce title.

This title not in Sadleir or Wolff; No.66 on S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works. The first edition in book form of a title that appeared originally in serial form in 1858, the text here being revised in accordance with observations made by the author when he visited Iceland in 1861.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Noemi: A story of rock-dwellers. Methuen & Co., 1895. Half-tone frontispiece and seven plates after R. Caton Woodville; pp.368; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated September 1895; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt a trifle dull; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 272. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.12, 102, 118, 186, 244, 265, and 340, and are here so bound in. In this copy p.27, l.12 has the reading ‘she' for ‘he', and p.145, l.2, has the reading ‘their' for ‘there'. Both have been marked in pencil, as though for correction.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). The broom-squire. With twelve illustrations by Frank Dadd. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., London, 1896. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; pp.[viii]+[384]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated March 1896; vertically fine ribbed dull scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a very nice, crisp, copy, virtually fine.

This title not in Sadleir, nor among the thirty-six titles of the Wolff collection. In this copy the plate marked for p.278 and so tipped in is given erroneously in the List of Illustrations as for p.275: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Dartmoor idylls. Methuen & Co., 36, Essex Street, W.C., 1896. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+255+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end (last page blank), dated November 1896; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Faint marks on front cover; original owner's signature on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 258, listing a copy with an October Catalogue. According to the English Catalogue of Books, the volume was published in August.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). Perpetua: A story of Nimes in A.D. 213. Isbister and Company Limited, 15 & 16 Tavistock St. Covent Garden, 1897. Blank before half-title; blank followed by integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.316+[ii]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed light cerise cloth blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine faded; small erasure from front end-paper, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a very nice copy.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 278, giving an erroneous collation for a copy in the later variant binding of blue cloth.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Guavas the tinner. With illustrations by Frank Dadd. Methuen & Co., 36, Essex Street, W.C., 1897. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates; printer's imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated November 1896; pp.viii+282+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine restored almost invisibly at headband, and very slight damp-spotting of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the earliest date of the Catalogue. The volume was not published until March 1897 and most copies have a Catalogue bearing that date. It may be an issue point, however, since it is possible that the March 1897 Catalogues were not ready by the time that the earliest copies were bound up. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 264, listing a copy with the March 1897 Catalogue; no.62 on S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Guavas the tinner. With illustrations by Frank Dadd. Methuen & Co., 36, Essex Street, W.C., 1897. Blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates; printer's imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end, dated March 1897; pp.viii+282+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine restored almost invisibly at headband; Catalogue mis-folded, and one leaf of Catalogue torn across; small, neat early ownership inscription on upper margin of title page; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the more common, and later, date of the Catalogue, that in some copies being dated November 1896. The volume was not published until March 1897, however. It may be an issue point, nonetheless, since it is possible that the March 1897 Catalogues were not ready by the time that the earliest copies were bound up. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 264; no.62 on S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Bladys of the Stewponey. Illustrated by F.H. Townsend and B. Munns. Methuen & Co., 1897. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates in half-tone or line; vertically ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt-ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Gilt a trifle rubbed; tissue very slightly foxed; otherwise fine.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 252. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.7, 9, 19, 155, and 238, and are here so bound in.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Winefred: A story of The chalk cliffs. With eight illustrations by Edgar Bundy. Methuen & Co., 1900. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end, dated August 1900; pp.[viii]+309+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered within ruled boxes, gilt, on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight foxing of edges, and a very little scattered foxing elsewhere; a very nice copy, nonetheless.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 287

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BARKER (Lady). Ribbon stories. Illustrated by C.O. Murray. Macmillan and Co., 1872. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page, with tissue guard; three plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; blue pebble-grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt and black, lettered black, on front cover, blocked gilt and black, lettered blue through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Spine very slightly dull; contemporary inscription on half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[BARKER (Matthew).]. Jem Bunt By The old sailor. London: Published by How & Parsons, 132 Fleet Street, N.D. [1841]. Etched frontispiece, dedication leaf, and Preface leaf (dated November 1st, 1841) precede start of text; other prelims. not called for; twenty-two etched plates (v. note), and numerous wood-engravings in the text; pp.iv (excluding engraved title)+388; contemporary black half-calf, ruled gilt on sides, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on flat spine, marbled sides; matching marbled edges and end-papers. Very slight wear to corners and to points of calf over the cords at joints; marbled boards dusty; title-page foxed, plates lightly so; a little light fingering here and there in text, and one or two small marks; small piece chipped from blank lower fore-corner of X5; in general, however, a nice copy.

The correct (and rather scarce) first printing, bound up from the original parts, as is evidenced by stab-holes, and published by How and Parsons. Of the etched plates, eight are signed by William (or ‘W') Lee, four by W.J. Huggins, one by E. Duncan, five and the engraved title-page by Robert Cruikshank, the remaining four being unattributed. The wood-engravings in the text are mostly not signed, though named artists include W. Lee, S. Sly, and Percy Cruikes. There is no list of illustrations, but the plates are here bound in to face pp.11, 19, 36, 49, 67, 74, 90, 106, 124, 136, 157, 170, 198, 221, 231, 256, 261, 284, 293, 320, 327, and 368. Page 157 is here misnumbered ‘751'. This title not in Sadleir; Block, p.14, recording only the later edition published by Willoughby; Wolff, 57, recording the later How & Parsons issue in cloth. The ‘fine ship pictures' mentioned by Wolff are all by W.J. Huggins.

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BARKER (M.H., Esq.). The fortunes Of Frank Fairfield: By M.H. Barker, Esq. The "Old sailor." Wm. S. Orr and Co. Paternoster Row, N.D. [1845]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved vignette title-page, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title; seven engraved plates, with tissue guards; numerous wood-cuts in the text; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically-ribbed blue cloth, blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover; a.e.g.; lemon coated end-papers. Good copy only; lacking two of the plates. As a working copy.

The letterpress title-page is quoted above; the engraved title reads: The fortunes Of Frank Fairfield, A Tale of the Sea By M.H. Barker (The old sailor) Illustrated by E. Duncan. Wm. S. Orr & Co. Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1845. Apparently issued as a Christmas book.

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[BARKER (M.H.).]. Floating rememberances And Sketches of a sea life. By the Old sailor. London: Whittaker and Co. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; Nottingham: Dearden, 1854. F'cap 8vo; half-title lacking; small woodcut tailpiece; old half roan, cloth sides. Sides detached, but sewing entirely sound; some dusting throughout, and other minor faults; a reading copy only.

This copy has the misprint ‘whether' for ‘weather' in the penultimate line of body text on p.25. Printed in Nottingham.

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