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.

EDWARDS (M[atilda]. Betham). Scenes And Stories of the Rhine. By M. Betham Edwards, Author of "Holidays among the Mountains," "Little Bird Red," Etc. With Illustrations by F.W. Keyl. London: Griffith and Farran, Successors to Newbery and Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1863. Super Roy.16mo in half-sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; vignette on title-page; three plates; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.viii+214+[ii]; magenta horizontal ripple-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Re-cased with new cream end-papers; neat inscription on verso of half-title; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 2039, recording the special edition in green sand-grain cloth, similarly blocked and lettered, but with a.e.g., and the frontispiece and three plates [?hand-]coloured. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.40, 79, and 125, the last two being bound in one page late. The binding, signed ‘J L' on the spine, is by John Leighton.

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BETHAM-EDWARDS ([Miss] M.). Next of kin wanted. A Novel. In two volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1887. Half-titles not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; marina blue buckram pictorially blocked black and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; yellow coated end-papers. Covers very slightly rubbed and marked, and one corner a little bruised; inner joints tightened; old neat ownership inscription on upper margin of each title-page; despite the above faults, a nice copy.



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BEVERLEY (May). Romantic tales from English history. With Twenty-two Illustrations. Strahan & Co., Publishers, 56 Ludgate Hill, 1871. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with loose tissue guard and fifteen plates, by R.S. Marriott, J. Jackson, and W.I. Green, after ‘R.B.', ‘W.B.', J.W. Archer, Mason, and G.F. Sargent; 4pp. integral Strahan advertisements, followed by 32pp. inserted Daldy, Isbister, & Co.'s catalogue at end; pp.316+4; bevelled dark green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, lettered dark green through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, embossed with lettering blind through gilt on black calf onlay, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with pattern in pale grey and dark green. Spine a trifle dull; tissue embrowned with slight offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. An unusual trade binding. Reprint of a title issued originally in 186 .

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BICKERDYKE (John). A Banished Beauty. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1894. Blank before half-title; half-tone pictorial title-page on plate paper by G.D. Rowlandson; letterpress title-page not called for; half-tone tailpiece vignette, from a photograph; two integral advertisement leaves, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end; pp.[2]+viii (including title leaf)+300+[iv]; faintly mottled light blue buckram, blocked black on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Nice copy.

Subtitled on the front cover ‘A Story of Love and Sport In the Highlands'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BINDLOSS (Harold). Ainslie's ju-ju: A romance of the hinterland. Chatto & Windus, 1900. Advertisement leaf before half-title; leaf bearing publisher's device on recto, blank on verso, followed by 4pp. integral advertisements and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated January 1900, at end; pp.[ii]+vi+274+[ii]+4; brown fine linen, ruled and blocked black and light sea-green, lettered black-outlined sea-green, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Small, almost invisible, restoration to cloth at head of back joint; scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice, bright, copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Set in Africa.

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BIRRELL (Olive M.). Justice Warren's daughter: A Story of New England. In two volumes. London: Remington and Co., New Bond Street, W., 1883. (All Rights Reserved.) 2 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; leaf blank but for publisher's device on verso precedes title-page; pp.[iv]+228; [iv]+219+[i (blank)]; diagonally very fine ribbed dark greenish blue cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers faced black. Virtually fine copy. Scarce, especially in this condition.

We had not thought ever to write the words ‘a good religious novel', but this one is since it it non-sectarian and full of genuine human feeling. Set in New England (Salem and Boston) c.1660, it deals, unusually, not with witches but with the persecution of the Quakers. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Nield; Baker lists a 1900 title by this author.

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BLACK (William). Green Pastures and Piccadilly. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1877. 3 Vols.; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; 40pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated October 1877 at end of volume two; royal blue patterned sand grain cloth ruled and framed black on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; brown coated end-papers. Some wear to cloth in volume three, and end-papers renewed; otherwise nice.

This title not in Sadleir.

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BLACK (William). Sunrise: A story of these times. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1881. Half-titles apparently not called for; contemporary full green calf gilt, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Covers badly worn; otherwise nice.

This title not in Sadleir. Fine, thick paper, large pages and large print: unusually sumptuous production for a three-decker.

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BLACK (William). Yolande. The Story of a Daughter. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1883. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; old half roan, cloth sides. Two boards detached; scattered library stamps, and light dusting; text in general very good.

Not in Sadleir. One of the less common titles.

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BLACK (William). Briseis. Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1896. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+317+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; dark blue-green vertical flame-grain cloth lettered gilt within blind ruled panel on front cover, lettered, ruled, and with ruled panel, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's Westminster tower and monogram pattern in grey. Neat ownership inscription on front blank; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 212, describing the cloth colour as blue (which it arguably is) and the grain as ‘fancy'; Wolff, 492. In our experience, a difficult title.

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BLACKBURNE (E. Owens). The glen of silver birches. A Novel. In two volumes. Remington and Co., 133, New Bond Street, W., 1880. Two volumes bound in one, as issued, pp.[iv]+[278]; [ii]+[270]+[ii] (final leaf blank); half-titles apparently not called for, the title-page in volume one being followed by a dedication leaf, and that to volume two having probably been printed as the last leaf of the final gathering in volume one (with which it is not, however, now conjugate); claret fine-diaper cloth ruled and blocked black on spine and front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lemon coated end-papers. Spine and edges of covers faded; end-papers cracked; prelims. to volume one and last few leaves of volume two slightly foxed; first title-page somewhat embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Social disorders in a contemporary Irish setting.

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BLACKMORE (Richard Doddridge). Alice Lorraine. A tale of the South Downs. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1875. 3 Vols.; bound up without the half-title in volume one and the final blank in volume two; half-titles not called for in volumes two and three; pp.[iii]-viii+298; iv+325+[i (blank)]; iv+356; half red roan, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, oil-marbled sides. Leather very slightly cracking at head of spines, chipped on upper portion of front board in volume three; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 219, recording a copy in Royal blue morocco cloth, with cream end-papers, and an inserted 40pp. publisher's catalogue at end of volume one; Wolff, 526, listing the title, but not possessing a copy. In our experience one of the scarcer Blackmore titles.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Mary Anerley: A Yorkshire tale. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1880. 3 Vols.; half-title in volume one, none called for in other volumes; imprint leaf at end of volume two; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volume three, dated April, 1880; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth of spines at head and tail, and small rub-hole over one joint; very faint traces of library label on each front cover; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 229. Sadleir fails to mention the three blind rules at head and tail of spine. Joint number six on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Christowell. A Dartmoor Tale. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1882. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volumes one and three; pp.[iv]+302+[ii]; [iv]+300; [iv]+317+[iii]; diagonal fine ribbed maroon cloth, ruled blind, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle, blind, on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Slight marking of sides; one blank fore-margin chipped; foxed throughout; but clean otherwise, and sound: an excellent reading copy.

Sadleir, 220; Wolff, 527. Number nine on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities.

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BLACKMORE (Richard Doddridge). Springhaven. A tale of the great war. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1887. Advertisement leaf precedes title in volume one; half title not called for; leaf blank but for volume number and signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title in volumes two and three; final blank in volume three; pp.viii+299+[i (printer's imprint)]; [2]+vi+296; [2]+vi+297+[iii]; light grey buckram blocked black, and chromatic yellow, pink, and white, lettered dark-green-outlined black, and black on front cover, lettered, and with short rules gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Restorations to cloth of spines at head and tail, spines badly discoloured and gilt rubbed, enamel badly rubbed on one front cover, slightly so on another; some scattered foxing passim; a good copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 232; Wolff, 541. A difficult title, number three on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities. The front cover design is apparently by Fred. Barnard.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Kit and Kitty, A Story of West Middlesex. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited. St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1890. (All rights reserved.) 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; blank at end of volume one; pp.iv+302; iv+315+[i (blank)]; iv+308; quarter dark red roan, scarlet cloth sides. Roan chipped at head of spine, slightly chipped at tail, in volume two; cloth patchily faded in all volumes, and with slight warping of boards in volume three; lacking the blank at end of volume one; three leaves slightly frayed at margins, and re-inserted; otherwise a nice copy internally.

Sadleir, 226, recording the original binding as ‘smooth grey-blue cloth, decoratively blocked on front in black and red, gold-lettered on spine; pale green-on-white floral end-papers'; Wolff, 535, recording no details. The present copy is from the library of H.M.S. "Resolution", and so rubber-stamped on the paste-downs of volumes one and three.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Perlycross: A tale of the western hills. In three volumes. Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, 1894. 3 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; final blank in volumes one and three; pp.[iv]+298+[ii]; [iv]+280; [iv]+290+[ii]; light blue fine diaper cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with tower and monogram design in pale blue. Bookseller's large rubber stamp on each front paste-down; a very little foxing, chiefly of prelims. and edges; in general a nice copy, nonetheless.

Sadleir, 230; Wolff, 539. Number eight on Sadleir's schedule of comparative scarcities. Blackmore's last three decker.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Perlycross: A tale of the western hills. Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, 1894. Light blue crushed morocco cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with tower and monogram design in pale blue. Very light foxing of title and half-title leaves; inscription dated ‘Augt 1894' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Sadleir, 230, 230a, 230b, records the edition in three volumes. According to the English Catalogue of Books, both editions were published in September, 1894. This would seem, therefore, to be an advance copy.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Dariel: A Romance of Surrey. With srawings by Chris Hammond. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1897. Frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard, and numerous illustrations, unbacked and not included in the pagination, but all on text-paper; pp.[viii (not including frontispiece)]+505+[i (printer's imprint)]; navy blue crushed morocco cloth, ruled blind on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. A little light foxing, but a nice copy.

Wolf, 531; Sadleir, 224. Sadleir's statement that the frontispiece is inset and on plate paper is proved to be incorrect by the present copy, the prelims. being unopened, and the frontispiece conjugate with the half-title. The List of Illustrations is in fact the singleton, and was presumably printed conjugate with signature 3, which, as Sadleir remarks, has only seven leaves.

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BLANCHARD (Anne). Rosevale villa, A Tale. By Anne Blanchard. First [Second] volume. Chippenham: Printed and sold by A. Blanchard. Price 5s. in Boards. 1826. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo in half sheets, bound in one volume, probably as issued; blank before half-title in volume one; pp.[viii]+107+[i (blank)]; [iv]+107+[i (blank)]; contemporary, possibly original, green ribbon embossed cloth, ruled on, lettered up, spine, gilt. Neat, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of joints; front end-papers neatly strengthened; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

A well-written and interesting epistolary novel consisting of realistically short letters exchanged between the various personages principally involved. A love story with a contemporary setting, involving theft and highway robbery, based, it is hinted in the author's preface, upon actual persons - and thus, presumably, also actual events. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, Summers, or, more impressively, the London or British Library Catalogues, Block, NUC, or NSTC.

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BLATCHFORD (Robert). Tommy Atkins Of the Ramchunders. 1898, London: The Clarion Newspaper Co., Ltd., 72, Fleet Street; Walter Scott, Ld., Paternoster Square. Blank before half-title conjugate with Contents leaf, and on different paper from the rest of the text; title-page printed in carmine and black; pp.[2]+vi+284; scarlet buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Very slight fading of spine, but a fine copy of a difficult title.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. The first Clarion edition of a title originally published by Edward Arnold in 1895, and reprinted by them in 1897. The original edition was printed in the U.S.A. - possibly for copyright reasons, though it may also have been issued there.

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BLATCHFORD (Robert). A bohemian girl And McGinnis. One Shilling. London, 1899, Clarion Newspaper Co. Limited, 72 Fleet St. in the parish of St. Bride & Walter Scott Ltd., Paternoster Row, E.C. Pott 8vo; illustrated title-page wood-engraved by Bourne after Frank Chesworth, with tissue guard; pp.252; cerise buckram, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Gilt a little rubbed on front cover, largely absent from spine; tissue stained; a little light foxing or marking passim; a very good copy, nonetheless of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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BLAYNEY (Owen). The MacMahon, Or the story of The seven Johns. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., 1898. Publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; linen patterned pale sea-green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule within ruled boxes, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Scattered very light foxing, but virtually fine.

An Irish Catholic story, opening with the Battle of the Boyne.

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BLESSINGTON ([Marguerite,] Countess of [née Power]). The Confessions Of an Elderly gentleman. Illustrated by six female portraits, from highly Finished drawings by E.T. Parris. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster-row, 1836. Lge.12mo; steel engraved frontispiece, and five plates with thin paper guards; diagonally fine ribbed light brown cloth embossed with an all over pattern of stems, flowers, and fruit, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 236 and 236a records two variant bindings, but not the present one. This copy is from the library of Southam de la Bere, Earl of Ellenborough, and bears both his bookplate and ‘heirloom' stamp on the front paste-down. A definite, if somewhat tenuous, association, the second Lady Ellenborough figuring pseudonymously in one or two of Lady Blessington's books. V. Sadleir, Blessington d'Orsay, pp.163 and 261.

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BLOUNDELLE-BURTON (John). The Hispaniola Plate (1683-1893). Cassell and Company, Limited, 1895. Ppp.xii+352; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated 5 G. 11.94; black coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device in grey. Fine copy.

First issue, with the earliest date of the advertisements. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BLOUNDELLE-BURTON (John). The Hispaniola Plate (1683-1893). Cassell and Company, Limited, 1895. Ppp.xii+352; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated 5 G. 5.95; black coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram device in grey. Fine copy.

Later issue, with the second date of the advertisements. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BLOUNDELLE-BURTON (John). In the Day of adversity: A romance. Methuen & Co., 1896. 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth lettered within ruled box gilt on front cover, within ruled boxes gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Nield, 5th edition, 1188 (a starred item); not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BLOUNDELLE BURTON (John). Across the salt seas: A romance of war and adventure. Methuen and Co., 1898. Historical Notes leaf followed by blank, and publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue dated April 1898, at end; pp.viii+333+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; vertically fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, letterred gilt within gilt-ruled panels on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Nield, 5th edition, 1198; not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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[BODDINGTON (Mary).]. The Gossip's week. By the author of "Slight reminiscences." With wood-cuts from original designs. In two volumes. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman; And John Rodwell, Bond Street, 1836. 2 Vols., lge.12mo (cr.8vo size); woodcut vignette on each title, and numerous woodcuts on text paper passim, signed, if at all, ‘B' (conceivably monogram ‘TB'); leaf of engraved music, on plate paper, tipped in after p.80 in volume one; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[xii]+426; [viii]+413+[1 (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; contemporary (possibly publisher's) green morocco cloth, lettered (from type) and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight general wear to covers, and small private ownership label on one front cover; a little light scattered dusting and marking; in general a near nice copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.23, recording only the British Library copy. Long short stories. A charming publication, with delightful illustrations. This copy has numerous cancels. In volume one: B1, B8, B9, C4, C7, C8, D6, D9, D11, E3, E4, G2, G5, G9, H2, H4, H10, I1, I3, I6, K2, K5, K7, L3, L4, L7, M2, M3, M7, N2, O2, O3, O7, O9, P2, P8, P10, P12, Q4, Q12, S6, S8, S10, and S12 have been cancelled; leaf O5 has been slit for cancellation, but the cancellandum is still present; leaf T1 carries no signature, and is a single inset; in volume two B1, B3, B5, B11, C5, C7, C9, D4, D5, D7, D12, E3, E6, G8, G9, G12, H7, H8, H9, I8, I9, I11, K2, K7, L4, N8, O7, O8, O11, P4, P7, Q4, Q5, R3, R7, R9, and S3 have been cancelled.

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BOGER (Mrs. Edmund). Elfrica: An historical romance of the Twelfth century. In three volumes. W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1885. Post 8vo, 3 Vols. in one, as issued; each volume with half-title (those to volumes two and three being printed conjugate with the first leaf of the final gathering of volumes one and two respectively), but made up without the separate titles to volumes two and three, the conjugate Contents leaves being bound in as single insets after the Contents leaf to volume one; brown buckram, ruled black on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slightly darkened patch on spine, and gilt of part of author's name oxydised; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. The author also wrote a history of Southwark.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). Macmillan's Colonial Library. A Sydney-side Saxon. Macmillan and Co., 1891. No.124. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end, listing Colonial Library titles numbers 1-132; pp.[viii]+237+[i (blank)]+[ii]; very dark green buckram lettered gilt on spine. Cloth a little bubbled, marked, and tired; inscription on front end-papers; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 263; Wolff, 591 and 591a: all listings being for the first English edition. The Colonial Edition was probably published simultaneously, and could well, therefore, have been printed first.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). A modern Buccaneer. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1894. 3 Vols.; blank precedes half-title in each volume; folding map precedes title-page in volume one; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volumes one and two; pp.viii+238+[ii]; [viii]+242+[ii]; [viii]+247+[i]; 48pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volume three, dated January, 1894; red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Small ink mark on one spine; small library label removed from each front cover, leaving lighter patch; two or three holes rubbed in cloth of three joints, without leaving weakness; small hole in cloth of back cover of volume one; slight cracking of three end-papers, and front paste-downs a little scuffed where labels have been removed; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 581; Burke, 10, noting that ‘"The major portion" of this novel (in fact the bulk of the first two volumes) was "an autobiographical ms. written by Louis Becke and sold to Browne for use as background material."' After a legal protest, the co-authorship was acknowledged in the one volume edition published later the same year.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). A modern Buccaneer. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1894. 2 Vols. only (ex 3); blank precedes half-title in each volume; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; [viii]+242+[ii]; [viii]+247+[i]; 48pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volume three, dated January, 1894; red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Spines darkened; edges of covers damp-faded with consequent marginal staining to end-papers and blanks; otherwise a tight, crisp, copy of these two volumes, fine internally.

Volumes two and three only, of three. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 581; Burke, 10, noting that ‘"The major portion" of this novel was "an autobiographical ms. written by Louis Becke and sold to Browne for use as background material."' After a legal protest, the co-authorship was acknowledged in the one volume edition published later the same year.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). The Sphinx of Eaglehawk. A tale of Old Bendigo, Macmillan and Co., 1895. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+130+[ii]; turquoise coarse linen wrappers blocked and lettered on front cover, lettered up spine, in copper; a.e. uncut. End-papers and half-title foxed; ownership stamp on front free end-paper; publisher's presentation stamp in blind on title-page; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Macmillan's Pocket Novels', though this is nowhere stated in the book. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 589 describing the copper as ‘gold'.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). The crooked stick Or Pollie's probation. Macmillan and Co., 1895. 52pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘June, 1895' (and ‘16/20/6/95' at end); royal blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and ruled gilt and blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Two or three small black spots on back cover; otherwise a fine copy.

The catalogue does not include this title. Wolff, 576, listing an identical copy; Sadleir, 258, records an evidently later printing in which the final gathering ‘Z' consists of four leaves instead of two as in the present copy, ‘Z3' and ‘Z4' being integral advertisements, the inserted catalogue being 56pp., instead of 52pp., and bearing the date September 1895 instead of June, as here. A love story set in Australia, and including a couple of affrays with bush-rangers as part of the structure, but in essence not a crime story.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). The crooked stick Or Pollie's probation. Macmillan and Co., 1895. 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements of ‘Macmillan & Co.'s New Novels' (including this as the third title), followed by 54pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated ‘September, 1895' (and ‘17/50/9/95' at end); royal blue fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and ruled gilt and blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Old library stamp just barely visible in a good light on verso of title-page: but more or less removed, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a fine copy.

The catalogue does not include this title. Wolff, 576, listing an earlier issue without the ‘New Novels' advertisements and with a 52pp. catalogue dated ‘June 1895'; Sadleir, 258, records what appears to be this issue, except that he describes the final gathering ‘Z' as consisting of four leaves instead of two as in the present copy, ‘Z3' and ‘Z4' being integral advertisements. In the present copy ‘Z1' and ‘Z2' are definitely conjugate, and the following two leaves of advertisements, also conjugate, are on somewhat thinner paper: we suspect the Sadleir description of being erroneous. A love story set in Australia, and including a couple of affrays with bush-rangers as part of the structure, but in essence not a crime story.

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BOLDREWOOD (Rolf [i.e., T.A. Browne].). "War to the knife" Or Tangata maori. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. Pp.[iv]+420; 4+16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, dated ‘11.4.99' and ‘20.1.99', respectively; vertically ribbed light royal blue cloth blocked pictorially blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g. Very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 592, giving a garbled and incorrect collation: he means to say ‘2E3 and 4 advertisements', but says ‘2E', which is a text leaf. In fact 2E1 and 2 is a conjugate pair, and the following pair of advertisement leaves, also conjugate, is on similar, but slightly thicker, paper.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). In strange company. A story of Chili and the Southern Seas. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., 1894. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and five plates; bevelled glazed natural linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others roug-trimmed; end-papers printed greyish-brown. Very good copy of a difficult title.

There is no list of plates, but they are captioned to face pp.58, 156, 189, 269, and 287, and in this copy are correctly inserted at those points.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). The Beautiful white devil. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., 1896. Frontispiece and five plates with tissue guards; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled royal blue buckram heavily blocked gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. In general a very nice copy.

The plates face pp.27, 89, 121, 223, 230.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). Bushigrams. Illustrated. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; imprint leaf followed by 16pp. advertisements, on text-paper, at end; bevelled blue cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with recessed panel bearing lilac paper onlay printed in blue on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise nice.

The (integral) advertisements and the press notices preceding the half-title list Boothby's novels up to In Strange Company (1896). The British Library deposit copy is likewise undated, providing an evident exception to the general rule that Ward, Lock & Co. dated their first editions in the '90s! The plates face pp.19, 94, 163, 169, 211, 216, and 265.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). The fascination Of the king. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., New York and Melbourne, 1897. Half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; imprint leaf at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper; pp.viii+286+[ii]+16; bevelled royal blue buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt, and with recessed full-colour onlay on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

The correct first issue, in large format; later issues had the top edges gilt and later advertisements. There is no list of plates. They face pp.112, 190, and 219.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). Billy Binks, hero And other stories. W & R Chambers Limited, London and Edinburgh, N.D. [1898]. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, half-tone vignette title-page on plate paper; 4pp. integral advertisements at end (the last page advertising the January 1898 issue of ‘Chambers's Journal'); light pink fine linen effect buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover, blocked and lettered black, lettered black-outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered black and gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated brown. Spine slightly faded; insignificant stab-hole through front cover and prelims. at inner margin; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Hubin, p.41 lists this title as of undetermined status. It consists in fact of three stories set in Queensland, Australia, including the long title story, which deals with trade union problems; three set in the far East, and one set on an island in the South seas. None are essentially criminous. A printed note on the verso of the half-title leaf records that the frontispiece and title are by W.H.C. Groome.

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BOOTHBY (Guy). The Woman of Death. C. Arthur Pearson Ltd, 1900. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue listing this volume among the Autumn publications; blue buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, embossed gilt on spine. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.



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BORROW (George). The Bible in Spain; Or, the Journeys, adventures, and imprisonments Of an Englishman, In An attempt to circulate the scriptures in the Peninsula. John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1843. F'cap 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.x+328; binder's blank at end; lime green net grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Restorations to cloth of joints, and slight general wear to spine and corners; slip cut from front end-paper; text fine.

Though the fact was stated only in advertisements, issued as a volume in Murray's ‘Home and Colonial Library'. It was preceded in date of issue by four three volume editions, also dated 1843, though the first of them in fact appeared in December, 1842. The present copy is of a slightly later issue, having been bound up by the publisher from stripped parts - as is evidenced by slight paper traces on the inner margin of p.159 (leaf M[1]). An entirely different setting of text from the three volume edition, and from a different printer, this being printed by William Clowes and Sons, and that by G. Woodfall and Son. In our experience copies of this edition, especially in their original dress, are very much scarcer than those of the three decker. Not in Sadleir; this issue not in Wolff.

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BORROW (George). Lavengro; The scholar - the gypsy - the priest. In three volumes. John Murray, 1851. 3 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one; 32pp. publisher's catalogues at end of volumes one and two, dated respectively February and January 1851; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, paper spine labels; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine in volume one; one label chipped, with loss of five letters of title, two labels very slightly chipped; frontispiece foxed as usual; otherwise a virtually fine copy; enclosed in a custom-made box.

Wise 11. 3,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

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BORROW (George). Lavengro; The scholar - the gypsy - the priest. In three volumes. John Murray, 1851. 3 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one; 32pp. publisher's catalogues at end of volumes one and two, dated respectively February and January 1851; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, paper spine labels; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine and slightly so over joints, in volume one; one label rubbed and slightly chipped, one slightly chipped, and one very badly chipped; some end-papers slightly cracking; frontispiece foxed as usual; text nice.

Wise 11. 3,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

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BORROW (George). Lavengro; The scholar - the gypsy - the priest. In three volumes. John Murray, 1851. 3 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one; 32pp. publisher's catalogues at end of volumes one and two, dated respectively February and January 1851; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, paper spine labels; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers. Restorations to cloth of joints in two volumes, some wear to cloth over joints in the other one; ink-stain on cloth of sides in one volume; all end-papers strengthened with matching paper; frontispiece foxed as usual; text nice.

Wise 11. 3,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

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[BOSWELL (Thomas Alexander).]. The Journal Of An exile. In two volumes. Printed for Saunders and Otley, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit-street, Hanover-square, 1825. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not present, possibly not called for; pp.[ii]+330; [ii]+328; contemporary full natural calf, spine tooled gilt and blind, olive and black labels, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Expertly re-backed, with the original backstrips laid on; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.24, citing only the British Library copy. The author's first fiction. Set largely in and around contemporary Marseilles.

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[BOSWELL (Thomas Alexander).]. Recollections Of a Pedestrian. By the author Of "The Journal of an Exile." In three volumes. Saunders and Otley, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square, 1826. 3 Vols., large 12mo; contemporary cloth, leather spine labels; half-title present in vols. one and two, integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three. Cloth of spines defective; a little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. A picaresque novel.

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BOTHMER (Countess M. von). Aut caesar aut nihil. In three volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1883. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; final blank in volume one; pp.[viii]+309+[iii]; [viii]+312; [2]+vi+359+[i (blank)]; deep yellow buckram blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rule black on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Covers marked and enamel a little rubbed; restorations to cloth of spine at head and tail (obtrusive only in volume three); two small worm-holes affecting lower inner margins of first two gatherings in volume one; internally a fine copy otherwise.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 603. The story deals with the assassination of Tzar Alexander II in 1881.

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BOURGET (Paul). A love crime. Translated without abridgment from the 17th French Edition. Second Edition. Vizetelly & Co., 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1889. Cancel title-page, mounted on a stub; midnight blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, very elaborately ruled and blocked grey and dark red, lettered red, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally dark brownish grey. Very nice copy.

First edition, second issue, with a cancel title-page; originally published in 1887.

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BOURKE (Mrs Hubert). A political wife. Eden, Remington & Co Publishers, 15 King Street Covent Garden, 1891. Post 8vo; pp.[iv]+332; light royal blue coarse morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges rough trimmed; very thin paper end-papers. Fine copy.

The imprint on the spine just reads ‘REMINGTON'.

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BOURNE (George [i.e., George Sturt]). A year's exile. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Blank, followed by 12pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated 1897, at end; salmon cloth ruled and lettered dark green on spine and front cover; a.e. uncut. Inscription and ownership stamp on front end-paper; another on back end-paper artistically obliterated with red and turquoise inks; a little light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.



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BOWER (Marian). The Puppet Show. Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 1900. 3pp. integral advertisements followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue; pp.[iv]+[373]+[iii]; vertically fine ribbed marina blue cloth, embossed blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine a little darkened; poor quality end-papers embrowned; slight foxing of first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BOWMAN (Anne). The Young yachtsmen; Or, The wreck of The Gipsy. Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1865. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece and seven plates; contemporary full calf, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Covers worn and front board detached; bound up without half-title; slight staining of title-page and final leaf of text; otherwise a nice copy internally.

Juvenile.

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BOYD CARPENTER (The Rt. Rev. W., Lord Bishop of Ripon). Narcissus: A tale of Early Christian times. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, N.D. [1879]. Diagonally-fine-ribbed dark blue-green cloth blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and gilt, on spine and front cover; end-papers coated black. Virtually fine copy.



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BOYLE (Charles John). Love's exchange: A tale. In three volumes. Printed for Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1839. 3 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in volumes two and three, none called for in volume one; quarter claret glazed linen, paper spine label, drab board sides; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Spines faded, and labels slightly chipped; paper covering of boards somewhat chipped in volume one, and back end-papers renewed; one or two other minor faults, but in general an excellent copy otherwise.

Not in Sadleir. An inscription in Vol.I is dated ‘Janry 1839'.

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BOYLE (Frederick). The Treasure of Thorburns. A novel. In three volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1887. 3 Vols.; blank before half-title in each volume; imprint leaf at end of volume two; red patterned sand grain cloth ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover, black and gilt on spine, lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Very slight marking of covers, but a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Set partly in South Africa. Printed in Bolton.

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[BOYLE (The Hon. Mary Louisa).]. The State prisoner: A tale Of The French regency. In two volumes. Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1837. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title in each volume; dedication leaf, printed as P2 (the final leaf) in volume one, misbound in that position instead of with the prelims.; pp.vi+302+[ii]; [iv]+304; contemporary (probably publisher's) quarter black roan, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine, marbled boards, diagonally ribbed brown cloth corners. Corners worn and marbled sides rubbed; two end-papers lacking; some marking and dusting in text, but a good copy.

Block, p.25; not in Sadleir; Wolff, 621, recording a copy two volumes in one in dark brown vertical fine ribbed cloth blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Only a clod. By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. In three volumes. John Maxwell and Company, 122 Fleet Street, 1865. 3 Vols.; half title in volume one, none called for in volumes two and three; final blank in volume one excised, present in volume two; pp.[viii]+314+[ [ii] ]; [iv]+286+[ii]; [iv]+307+[i (blank)]; bright blue pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth neatly restored at head and tail of spines; slight scattered foxing and marking passim, back end-papers and last two gatherings in volume three damp-marked; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 318; Wolff, 676. Both the Sadleir and Wolff copies had the blank present at the end of volume one.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Birds of prey. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. In three volumes. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, 1867. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volume one and three; imprint leaf at end of volume two; pp.[viii]+330+[ii]; [iv]+290+[ii]; [iv]+318+[ii]; moire vertically fine ribbed bright green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered bright green through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Very slight general wear to covers; a very little light scattered foxing or marking in text; in general however a nice copy. A scarce title.

Sadleir, 271; Wolff, 627. Described by the author as "a strong sensation story".

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. The Black band Or, the Mysteries of midnight. Illustrated by Gustave Dore, Janet Lange, Bertal, and other artists. George Vickers, Angel Court, Strand, 1877. Super roy.8vo, printed in double columns; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper; yellow boards printed in black, red, and green on front cover (two wood-engraved illustrations in coloured frames, with black and black-outlined-yellow-through- green lettering), ruled, and lettered with publisher's advertisements black, on back cover, lettered black up spine. Some wear to covers; otherwise a fine, bright, copy. Rare.

Not in CBEL, or Sadleir; Summers, p.16, records only the novel's anonymous appearance in ‘The Halfpenny Journal', a short-lived periodical, in 1860; Wolff, 628, his copy being the only one he knew of. The author's second book, it seems never otherwise to have been reprinted in England, and here appears without any indication as to authorship, which the publisher, indeed, may not have known. According to the signatures, the work was issued by Vickers in seventeen weekly penny parts, numbers one and two being published together, as well as in the present giant yellowback format, ‘Price two shillings'. It was presumably a piracy. A story involving murder, robbery, and detection.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Joshua Haggard. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, 1877. 16mo; half-title not called for, but lacking the dedication leaf; pp.[354]; yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on spine and front cover, back cover printed with advertisement in black (listing thirty-one of Miss Braddon's novels issued in this series in numbered sequence, ending with this title). Covers a little marked and worn; internally in general a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, though presumably it should be included under 345. This title seems to be unrecorded, but a similar title, Joshua Haggard's Daughter, appeared as a three-decker in 1876, and the present novel no doubt represents a reprinting of that, conceivably with revisions. No. 31 of Ward, Lock, and Tyler's "Cheap Edition of Miss Braddon's Novels". Published at 2/-; cloth gilt, 2s. 6d.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Asphodel. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. In Three Volumes. John and Robert Maxwell, Milton House, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, 1881. Half-titles not called for; final blank in volume two; fine dotted line rib grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale lemon coated end-papers. General wear to covers; a good copy only.

Sadleir 268.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Mount royal: A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. In Three Volumes. John and Robert Maxwell, Milton House, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, 1882. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; lacking the final blank in volumes one and three; dark green fine dotted line rib grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight general wear to covers; free end-papers lacking in two volumes; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 315. Volumes II and III are wire-stitched, Volume I is sewn.

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BRADDON (M.E.). Ishmael. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret" Etc. etc. etc. In Three Volumes. John and Robert Maxwell, Milton House, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, N.D. [1884]. 3 Vols.; half-title in each volume; gathering ‘Y' in volume one consists of only three leaves, the final blank leaf present in the in-any-case-anomalous Sadleir copy of the later issue, not being present here; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to extremities of spines and to corners; gilt a little dull on spines; back end-papers in volume one renewed with near-matching paper; small neat early ownership signature on upper margin of each title-page; circulating library labels on two front covers; one neat ink correction in text of volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

The first issue, with ‘J.& R. Maxwell' on each spine. Sadleir, 297, records only a second issue dating from c.1891, with ‘Simpkin, Marshall & Co.' on spines; Wolff, 656, recording a copy as here, but with the final blank present in volume one. "A dense and brilliant novel of the Second Empire . . . Under the name of Henri de Valnois she portrays Gérard de Nerval." - Wolff.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. One life, one love. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," "Vixen," "Ishmael," "The Day Will Come" Etc. In three volumes. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, Stationers' Hall Court, 1890. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; old half roan, cloth sides. Leather a little chipped at head and tail of spines, and somewhat rubbed; scattered library stamps; a very little dusting and marking, but the text in general nice.

Sadleir, 316. One of the scarcer M.E. Braddon titles, of which Sadleir was able to record only a poor copy in his collection.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. The Venetians. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," "Vixen," "Ishmael," Etc. In three volumes. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, Stationers' Hall Court, 1892. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blank in volumes one and two; green fine dotted line rib grain cloth ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Library labels removed from two front covers, leaving slight traces; some end-papers strengthened almost invisibly at gutters, with matching paper; a little scattered foxing and dusting, but in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 340; Wolff, 697. The original end-papers were coated yellow. There is no sign that the blanks called for by Sadleir were ever included in this copy.

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BRADDON (M.E.). The Christmas Hirelings. Illustrated by F.H. Townsend. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1894. Sq.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and numerous other illustrations, all on text paper; blank leaf follows title-page, another precedes fly title; [ii]+8pp. integral advertisements at end; quarter blue coarse morocco cloth, buff linen sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, blocked gilt, blocked and lettered reddish brown on front cover; t.e. uncut, white end-papers printed with stylised frond design in lilac. A nice copy.

Sadleir 274, recording an apparently authorial copy with a real morocco spine, but otherwise similar.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Sons of fire. A Novel. By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," "Vixen," "Ishmael," Etc. In three volumes. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [1895]. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; final blanks in volumes one and three; sage green buckram ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Cloth of back joint restored in each volume; otherwise, and in general, very good.

Sadleir 329.

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BRADDON (M.E.). London pride Or When the world was Younger. [on copyright page:] Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1896. Vertically ribbed green cloth blocked light green and pinkish orange on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight wear to corners, end-papers slightly cracked, front end-paper with inscription and vertical crease; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir 306; Wolff, 664.

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BRADDON (M.E.). London pride Or When the world was Younger. [on copyright page:] Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1896. Very dark green buckram blocked light green and pinkish orange on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Insignificant foxing of uncut fore-edges; pastedowns, and first two or three leaves of text foxed (not prelims.); two owner's names on front end-paper; otherwise virtually fine.

By far the scarcer of the two known bindings. Sadleir 306, recording only the usual binding of dark green vertically ribbed cloth, similarly blocked and lettered; Wolff, 664a.

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BRADDON (M.E.). In High Places. London: Hutchinson & Co., Paternoster Row, E.C., 1898. Blank before half-title; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+371+[v]; vertically fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and scarlet through gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine very slightly faded and gilt a little dull; very slight foxing of first and last few leaves; hairline cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 296; Wolff, 655. The correct first printing (Sadleir also recording a reprint that he describes as a second issue).

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BRADDON (M.E.). The infidel: A story of The great revival. [On verso of title leaf:] Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1900. Title-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf at end; vertically fine ribbed black cloth, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of first and last few leaves and edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy of an uncommon title.

Sadleir, 295; Wolff, 654. Set in eighteenth century London. Nield, 5th edition, 1373.V. also: Rogers (under Detective Fiction).

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[BRADSHAW (The Hon. Mary Ann Cavendish).]. Memoirs Of Maria, Countess d'Alva: Being Neither novel nor romance, But appertaining to both. Interspersed with Historic facts & comic incidents; In the Course of which are introduced, Fragments & circumstances, Not altogether inapplicable to the events of This distracted age, And to the Measures of the Fore-sighted Defenders Of Our holy faith. In two volumes. By Priscilla Parlante. Printed by J. Barfield, Wardour-street, For William Miller, Albemarle-street, 1808. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not present, probably not called for at least in second volume; copper engraved frontispiece in each volume, and one plate in volume one, after designs by the author; pp.[iii]-xvi+384; [ii]+494; full calf, gilt. Calf suffering from minor heat damage, and both volumes in need of rebacking; a few leaves in each volume with some water staining, pronounced only on the frontispiece and first four leaves of prelims. in volume one; a very crisp and large copy, nonetheless, and otherwise fine. Rare.

The author's first novel. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or, more impressively, Block, this last, however, recording a later work by the same author. Summers, p.410, misquoting the extended title, and failing to give the publisher or printer, which suggests that he may have been relying only upon some secondary source. The work as we have it collates [A]7, B-I, K-U, X-Z, Aa-Bb8; [A]1, B-I, K-U, X-Z, Aa-Hh8, Ii7, suggesting that a half-title should be present in volume one, and that the title leaf of volume two ([A]1 above) may have been printed as part of gathering Ii, no half title being called for in that volume. It is possible however that the missing leaf was a blank, advertisement, or label leaf. There is no list of plates, but that in volume one is marked to face p.268 and is here so bound in; the frontispieces likewise being so marked and assigned to their respective volumes. In this copy the following mis-prints have been noted: in volume one, p.231, signature mark ‘Q5' instead of ‘Q4'; p.254, inverted commas at start of page upside down; in volume two, p.393 misnumbered 933. A discursive ‘gothick' novel in a variety of forms, including letters and passages of verse; pp.254-270 in volume one deals with a history of adventures among the Esquimaux!

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BRAMSTON (M.). A pair of cousins. With three full-page illustrations. London: National Society's Depository, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster; New York: Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3, Bible House, N.D. [1889]. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and two plates by C.J. Staniland; pp.191+[i (blank)]; publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper; bevelled scarlet buckram blocked with publisher's initials device black and grey green on back cover, blocked pictorially gilt, black, white and grey-green, lettered gilt, and black, on front cover, blocked black and whitish grey, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with conventional pattern in pale grey. Fine bright copy.

This title is the seventh listed in the catalogue, where it is described as Miss Bramston's ‘new story'. The first eight titles appear without reviews, and the list begins with ‘The Cunning Woman's Grandson' by Charlotte Yonge. Reprints have other catalogues. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BRAY (Mrs. [Anne Eliza]). Hartland Forest: A legend of North Devon. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1871. Fine wood-engraved frontispiece engraved by Pearson; pp.[iv]+[224 (last page blank)]; deep red sand-grain cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered red through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Slight general wear to covers; half-title and front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The front pastedown bears the ownership inscription ‘Mrs A W Bray', suggesting that this may have been a family copy. Not in Sadleir; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.40, describing an otherwise similar copy in green cloth, with end-papers coated very dark green, and with fore- and lower- edges trimmed; Wolff, 784, recording a copy in ‘scarlet-orange smooth cloth', with the back cover in black rather than blind, and a 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated September 1871. Precedence undetermined, though if the present volume be not a family copy we would assume the Wolff binding to be the earliest. Wolff remarks the extreme scarcity of Mrs. Bray's novels - this being particularly the case with the five late ones, published after an interval of twenty-two years. Wolff erroneously gives the name of the engraver in the present volume as ‘Pears'. Locke records the novel as having "a dose of the supernatural in the form of a Spectre Horseman."

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BRAY (Mrs.). Eve's Paradise. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 3, Paternoster Buildings, E.C. And 44, Victoria Street, S.W., 1893. Blank before half-title; engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page printed in brown; letterpress title; wood-engraved headpieces and initial letters; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed grey green cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device blind on back cover; end-papers coated very dark chocolate; t.e. uncut. Covers slightly darkened at edges and on spine; spine a trifle rubbed at edges and bruised a little at head; end-papers cracking; otherwise very nice.

Presentation copy, with signed inscription from the author on upper margin of half-title page.

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BREMER (Frederika). The Neighbours. By Frederika Bremer, Authoress of "Strife and Peace," "The H--- Family," "The President's Daughters," etc., etc., etc. Translated from the Swedish By A. Freidlænder, (Late of the University of Berlin,) Professor of Languager to the Kingston College, &c. Hull, Author of a German grammar, improved and simpli-Fied, in five synoptical tables, etc., etc. Vol.I [II]. London: H.G. Clarke and Co., 66, Old Bailey, 1844. 2 Vols., Imp.32mo, bound in one; pp.264; 292; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, spine with three raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, black label; sprinkled butnished edges. Bound up without the wood-engraved half-titles, the 8pp. integral advertisements at the end of volume one, or the 4pp. at the end of volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition of this translation. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 805a (listing the Mary Howitt translation of 1842 as 805). Issued as volumes IV and V in Clarke's series ‘Tales of Everyday Life' - a fact only noted in the advertisements.

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BREMER (Fredrika). The H___ family. By Fredrika Bremer, Authoress of "The Neighbours," "Strife and Peace," "The President's Daughters," etc. Translated from the Swedish. [On front wrapper:] London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1844. Roy.8vo, printed in double columns; half-title not called for; leaf bearing ‘Notice: by the publisher' follows title-leaf; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.iv+62+[ii]; white paper wrappers printed in black, the back wrapper bearing series advertisements; a.e. uncut; end-papers of thin white paper, the free-end-papers bound-in with stubs folded around first and last gatherings. Slight spine roll and paper chipped a little at tail of spine; original owner's name on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

First English edition of a translation originally published in America, and first appearance in England of this title, preceding the 24mo yellowback published by Clarke & Co. by about three months, and Mary Howitt's two volume translation by some eight or nine, the present volume being issued in September or October of 1843 and dated ahead. Issued in the series ‘Smith's Standard Library', the incomplete unnumbered list of which (running to some eighty-three titles) appears on the back wrapper. This title was issued at two shillings: prices listed for other volumes vary between nine-pence and six shillings. The series included poetry, travel, etc., as well as fiction and included an interestingly catholic selection of old and new works ranging from Pope's ‘Iliad', Sterne's ‘Tristram Shandy', and Paltock's ‘Adventures of Peter Wilkins' to George H. Colton's poem ‘Tecumseh' and J.L. Stephens' ‘Incidents of Travel in the Russian and Turkish Empires'. The ‘Notice: by the publisher' in the present volume presents an argument regarding the piracy of American books and the pricing of translations that might have interested Sadleir had he ever come across it. A well-made volume with clear type. Neither this title nor this series in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff who does not give series listings.

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BRERETON (Wm. H.). Tales Of Irish life. Printed for private circulation. Hongkong: Noronha & Sons, Government Printers, 1877. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[viii]+282+[ii]; half black calf, gilt, oil-marbled sides; end-papers printed with a pattern of circles in bright blue; binder's ticket reading ‘BOUND / AT THE / [scuffed]Y PRESS / OFFICE.' on front paste-down. Spine slightly scuffed; single worm-hole through blank corners of first two gatherings; slight worming at gutters of end-papers and first and last three leaves, with associated slight staining, apparently from an insecticide; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription dated ‘15 March 1878' on the front blank, and the bookplate of the recipient on the front paste-down. Stories, according to the author's Preface, "written many years ago" and reprinted here from "periodicals of the day" - with one exception, which was "published in a separate volume in 1864". Includes four stories, all of Irish interest: ‘The Sale of Cloonmore. - A Romance of the Incumbered Estates Court'; ‘Engaging a Governess'; ‘The Managing Mamma. - A Comedy of Errors'; and ‘The Story of An Orange Lodge. - A Chronicle of Dublin'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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BRETON (Frederic). God Forsaken: a novel. Hutchinson & Co 34 Paternoster Row, N.D. [1895]. Half-title excised, apparently before issue; art nouveau illustrated title-page printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[III]-VIII+354+[vi]; dark green art linen, blocked gilt and pale green, lettered gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Printed in Holland. Though the volume is undated, this title is included, without reviews, as the last title on the first page of the advertisements, under the heading: ‘Messrs. Hutchinson & Co.'s List of new books. New novels Published in One Volume form in The first instance.'

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BRIDGMAN (Mary). Christopher Dudley. A Novel. In three volumes. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1872. 3 Vols.; last leaf of volume two a single inset; 8pp. integral advertisements at end of volume three; pp.[vi]+288; [vi]+[274]; [vi]+[276]+[viii]; dark brown fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spines; a very little light foxing and dusting; in general effect a very nice copy, nonetheless.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 814.

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BRIERLEY (Benjamin). Chronicles of Waverlow. With frontispiece by C. Potter. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Manchester: John Heywood, 143, Deansgate. N.D. [1863]. F'cap 8vo; fine wood engraved frontispiece by R. Loudan after C. Potter, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.262+[ii]; crimson fine dotted diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight cracking of end-papers; some foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed in Manchester. Along with Tim Bobbin and Edwin Waugh, Brierley is noted as one of the three major writers in the Lancashire dialect.

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BRIERLEY (Ben). Tales and sketches Of Lancashire life: Marlocks of Merriton; Red Windows Hall. Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son, 56 & 58, Oldham Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1884. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; lithographic frontispiece signed ‘Shackleton'; pp.293+[i (blank)]; diagonally-very-fine-ribbed light grey-blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded, and slight fading to sides; otherwise a nice copy.

The first collective edition of two stories originally published, undated, in 1867 (though COPAC gives 1868 for ‘Red Windows Hall', that being presumably the date at which the copyright deposit copies were received; The English Catalogue of Books - which sometimes gives too late a date, but never too early a one - says 1867). Along with Tim Bobbin and Edwin Waugh, Brierley is noted as one of the three major writers in the Lancashire dialect.

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BRIERLEY (Ben). Tales and sketches Of Lancashire life: Cast upon the world. The story of a waif. Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son, 56 & 58, Oldham Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1886. Extra cr.8vo; lithographic frontispiece partially tinted buff, signed ‘J. Shackleton'; pp.[ii]+324; diagonally-very-fine-ribbed light grey-blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine faded, and slight fading to sides; otherwise a nice copy.

The first printing in book form of this novel (though it may well have appeared originally in serial form in some local Manchester periodical). The British Library, Cambridge, and Liverpool copies only on COPAC, the British Library copy being apparently undated, and presumably a reprint. Along with Tim Bobbin and Edwin Waugh, Brierley is noted as one of the three major writers in the Lancashire dialect.

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BRIERLEY (Ben). Ab-o'th'-Yate In the "Wild West." Manchester: Abel Heywood & Son 56 and 58 Oldham Street. London: H. Darbyshire & Co., 9, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, N.D [c.1887]. One gathering sm.cr.8vo format wire-stitched into pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; half-title not called for; text begins on verso of title-page; one wood-engraved illustration in text; pp.16; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little dusty, and some rusting to staple, but a remarkably nice copy nonetheless of a rare booklet.

A sketch in the Lancashire dialect, published to co-incide with the visit of the ‘Wild West Exhibition' to Manchester. No copy on COPAC.

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BRIERLEY (Ben). "Ab-o'th'-Yate" Sketches And other short stories In three volumes. Edited by James Dronsfield Illustrated by F.W. Jackson. Publisher W.E. Clegg, 30 Market Place, Oldham, 1896. 3 Vols.; wood-engraved title-page in each volume by Edgar Wood, with tissue guard; portrait frontispiece after a photograph, and three collotype plates by F.W. Jackson, in volume one; collotype frontispiece with tissue guard and two plates, by Jackson, in volumes two and three; vertically ribbed yellow green cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g.; laid-paper end-papers. Covers a little rubbed at edges, and front free end-paper mainly cut away in volume three; poor quality end-papers only slightly embrowned in all volumes; internally fine.

Apart from the end-papers, expensively, not to say lovingly, produced. Brierley, one of the two or three chief writers in the Lancashire dialect, published several novels and small volumes of short stories in his life-time. He died in January 1896, aged seventy-one, and the present collection of his stories, was evidently intended as something of a memorial. Includes a lengthy biographical sketch and appreciation by the editor (who was otherwise known locally under the pen-name of ‘Jerry Lichenmoss'). The book appears originally to have been published by Clegg for Brierley's widow, in two simultaneous editions: at 12/6d net, as here, or on thick handmade paper, with a simpler letterpress title-page and a much plainer binding of cerise buckram, at 31/6d. net. According to an advert of Clegg's seen in another volume, he later purchased from Mrs. Brierley, after Dronsfield's death, "her interest in the entire stock of unsold sets [not ‘sheets'] of ‘Ab-o'th'Yate Sketches' and offered them at the reduced prices of 10/6d and 21/- net respectively. Wolff, 815

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[BRISTED (Charles Astor).]. The Upper ten thousand: Sketches Of American society. By A New Yorker. Reprinted from Fraser's Magazine. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1852. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.iv+291+[i (printer's imprint)]+8; rose-madder herring-bone patterned fine wavy grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Restorations to cloth of spine; a little scattered light foxing and dusting; but a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce title.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 820, recording an apparently similar copy, but with end-papers coated pale brick red. Wolff fails to note that the advertisements are integral. Wright, 368, records the American edition as published in the same year. The English edition was published by February, and hence may well have precedence. The cloth grain on the present volume is some-what odd: the fine horizontal ripples being staggered so as to form vertical wavy ribs, these in turn producing on the macroscopic level a horizontal herring-bone effect.

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BRITON (E. Vincent). The Face of death: A Westmoreland story. Seeley and Co. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1894. Extra cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's 16pp. catalogue on text paper at end; navy blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. End-papers slightly cracked and a very little light marginal marking and dusting; in general a near nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 821, recording a copy in olive green pebble grain cloth lettered gilt on spine, with deep purple-black end-papers, and without the catalogue. Since the catalogue in the present copy records this title without reviews, we assume it to be contemporary with the publication of the volume, and this issue therefore to be the primary one.

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BRITON (E. Vincent). The Face of death: A Westmoreland story. Seeley and Co. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1894. Extra cr.8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; navy blue buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated very dark blue. End-papers slightly cracked and a very little light marginal marking and dusting; in general a near nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 821, recording a copy in olive green pebble grain cloth lettered gilt on spine, with deep purple-black end-papers, and without the catalogue. Another copy we have handled was as the present one, but with uncut edges, black-coated end-papers, and a 16pp. catalogue recording this title without reviews, which appeared to date it, therefore, from the time of first issue. On the basis of all this we assume the present copy to represent the second issue, and the Wolff copy the third.

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