Nineteenth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File E: Nineteenth Century Fantasy & Science Fiction. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

HAGGARD (H. Rider). King Solomon's Mines. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1885. Large folding map frontispiece in colour; pp.[4]+vi+[7]-320; 2pp. inserted advertisements for ‘Treasure Island' followed by 8+8pp. publisher's inserted catalogues dated ‘5 G. 11.85' and ‘5 B. 11.85'; red buckram, blocked pictorially black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover and spine, gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Short tear in frontispiece neatly repaired on verso (with muslin and tissue); small mark on top-edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 1089; Scott, 4. Later issue, with the third date of the advertisements. Two thousand sets of sheets were printed, five hundred being sent to New York for the American issue, and the remainder equally divided between the three English issues.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Allan Quatermain: Being an account of his Further adventures and discoveries In company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N., And one Umslopogaas. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and nineteen plates, engraved on wood by J. Cooper from drawings by C.H.M. Kerr; leaf headed ‘Authorities' on recto and with advertisements on verso, at end; bevelled navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; pale blue-grey coated end-papers printed with ship and swan design in brown. Very slight spotting of back cover; spine a trifle dull, and with two small pressure dints; some spine roll; very light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 1079; Scott, p.43.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The witch's head: A Novel. Spencer Blackett, (Successor to J. & R. Maxwell), Milton House, St. Bride Street, E.C., N.D. [1888]. Frontispiece by E. Hume printed in full colour; pp.[2 (half-title, a single inset with advertisements datable from 1888 on verso)]+iv (title-leaf and conjugate Contents leaf)+332; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated October, 1888; bevelled scarlet buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Catalogue foxed; edges and first few leaves slightly so; otherwise a very nice bright copy.

A re-issue of the J. & R. Maxwell first one volume edition of 1885, with new prelims., and a new frontispiece, printed in colour instead of black and white. This is the second state of the re-issue, the first preserving the original black and white frontispiece by Henry French. Originally published in three volumes by Hurst and Blackett in 1884.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Allan's wife And Other Tales. With thirty-four illustrations By Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles Kerr. London, Spencer Blackett, 35, St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1889. (All rights reserved.) Cr.4to; binder's blank at front and back; half-title with limitation notice on verso; half-tone frontispiece, seven full page illustrations, unbacked, and twenty-six illustrations in the text: all on text paper and included in the pagination; title-page printed in red and black; pp.331+[i (blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements, verso blank)]+[ii (printer's imprint, verso blank)]; 32pp. inserted Spencer Blackett & Hallam's Catalogue dated September, 1889; publisher's quarter maroon calf, dark red buckram sides, calf ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; vertical-fine-rib-grain end-papers coated red and printed with a foliage design in gilt. Spine very slightly faded, and showing just a little wear, chiefly at extremities; otherwise a near-fine copy.

One of an edition limited to one hundred numbered copies on large paper. The first binding, with the spine imprint reading Spencer Blackett. Later copies have the imprint of Griffith, Farran and Co. on the spine. Sadleir, 1080a; Wolff, 2840a; Scott, 14a, pp.57-59.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Allan's wife And Other Tales. With thirty-four illustrations By Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles Kerr. London, Spencer Blackett, 35, St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1889. (All rights reserved.) Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard loosely laid in, and other illustrations, all on text paper and included in the pagination; pp.331+[i (blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements, verso blank)]+[ii (printer's imprint, verso blank)]; 32pp. inserted Spencer Blackett & Hallam's Catalogue dated September, 1889; brown buckram blocked to resemble a half-calf binding with coarse morocco design pressed out on sides, the front cover bearing an unpressed panel outlined in black and lettered gilt, sides and spine ruled black, spine lettered gilt; end-papers coated plum. Cloth of spine slightly bubbled, as often with this title, and small nick in headband; otherwise a near-fine copy.

The first binding, with the spine imprint reading Spencer Blackett (in large and small caps.). Later copies have the imprint of Griffith, Farran and Co. on the spine. In this copy, p.202 l.11 has single instead of double inverted commas before the second ‘the' and no apostrophe after ‘cave'. State or issue significance, if any, unknown. Sadleir, 1080; Wolff, 2840; Scott, pp.57-59.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Allan's wife And Other Tales. With thirty-four illustrations By Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles Kerr. London, Spencer Blackett, 35, St. Bride Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1889. (All rights reserved.) Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-tone frontispiece and other illustrations, all on text paper and included in the pagination; pp.331+[i (blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements, verso blank)]+[ii (printer's imprint, verso blank)]; 32pp. inserted Spencer Blackett & Hallam's Catalogue dated September, 1889; brown buckram blocked to resemble a half-calf binding with coarse morocco design pressed out on sides, the front cover bearing an unpressed panel outlined in black and lettered gilt, sides and spine ruled black, spine lettered gilt; end-papers coated plum. Fore-edges, and fore-margins of some half-dozen leaves lightly stained (not approaching text); otherwise a nice copy.

The first binding, with the spine imprint reading Spencer Blackett (in large and small caps.). Later copies have the imprint of Griffith, Farran and Co. on the spine. In this copy, p.202 l.11 has single instead of double inverted commas before the second ‘the' and no apostrophe after ‘cave'. State or issue significance, if any, unknown. Sadleir, 1080; Wolff, 2840; Scott, pp.57-59.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Cleopatra: Being An account of the fall and vengeance of Harmachis, the royal Egyptian, as Set forth by his own hand. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. Frontispiece, and twenty-eight plates by M. Greiffenhagen, and R. Caton Woodville; slip relating to the Caton Woodville illustrations tipped in before the List of Illustrations; wood-engraved initial letter to each of the chapters; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end dated January 1889; bevelled slate blue smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with ship and swan design in lime green. A nice copy.

Sadleir, 1083; Scott, 13.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider) and LANG (Andrew). The world's desire. By H. Rider Haggard And Andrew Lang. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890. (All rights reserved.) Leaf bearing Palinode, and imprint leaf, both blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue, dated 2/92, at end; dark sage green bevelled smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated blackish brown. Two or three small, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of spine; slight scattered foxing; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

Sadleir. 1095, listing a copy with advertisements dated 10/90, and in navy blue cloth; Scott, 25, calling for green cloth.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). Montezuma's daughter. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard and twenty-three plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen; blank followed by publisher's inserted 23pp. Catalogue, dated 8/93, at end; bevelled slate green smooth cloth lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with ship and swan design in ochre. Nice copy.

Scott, 20; Wolff, 2871; not in Sadleir, or Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The People of the mist By H. Rider Haggard Author of ‘Allan Quartermain' ‘She' ‘King Soloman's Mines' etc. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., And New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1894. All rights reserved. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates by Arthur Layard; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated 9/94; bevelled slate blue smooth cloth lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Extensive very light foxing; inscription on half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Scott, 21, giving an incorrect collation of the prelims.: they consist of one half sheet, the frontispiece and the Author's Note leaf both being tipped in additions. Sadleir, 1091, stating erroneously that the Contents/List of Illustrations leaf is a singleton; Wolff, 2877; not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. This is the binding recorded by Scott, Sadleir, and Wolff: a variant sometimes seen is in an otherwise similar slate green cloth.

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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The People of the mist By H. Rider Haggard Author of ‘Allan Quartermain' ‘She' ‘King Soloman's Mines' etc. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., And New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1894. All rights reserved. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen plates by Arthur Layard; Author's Note leaf a single inset; pp.[x (mispaged viii and real p.viii mispaged ii)]+343+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated 9/94; bevelled slate green smooth cloth lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; end-papers coated black. Scattered light foxing; small scuff to corner of back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Scott, 21, giving an incorrect collation of the prelims.: they consist of one half sheet, the frontispiece and the Author's Note leaf both being tipped in additions. Sadleir, 1091, stating erroneously that the Contents/List of Illustrations leaf is a singleton; Wolff, 2877; not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. The volume is more often seen in an otherwise similar blue cloth, that being the binding recorded by Scott, Sadleir, and Wolff.

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HALL (Mrs. S.C.). Midsummer Eve: A fairy tale Of Loving and being loved. John Camden Hotten, 74 & 75, Piccadilly, 1870. F'cap 4to; engraved frontispiece and eleven plates, all on thick paper and with tissue guards; wood engraved half-title, title, and dedication leaf; numerous fine wood engraved illustrations in the text; bright green bevelled morocco cloth, blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt on sides, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Head and tail of spine and corners very slightly rubbed; end-papers a trifle faded at the edges; prelims. slightly foxed and neat contemporary inscription on verso of frontispiece; one tissue a little dusty and creased at margins; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title page. An original photograph of the author has been laid on to the verso of the front end-paper. Together with Stories of the Irish Peasantry the author's best known fiction, Midsummer Eve was originally published in the Art Journal in 1848, and appeared as a volume the same year. This is the first Hotten edition. The fine illustrations are by a range of artists, including Maclise, Clarkson Stanfield, Noel Paton, Frederick Goodall, Landseer, Wehnert, Huskisson, and Kenny Meadows; the initial letters are by T.R. Macquoid; and the covers designed by T. Marchant. A most desirable copy of a fine book. Mrs. Hall herself is remembered today as the original of Dickens's Mrs. Pecksniff.

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HAMILTON (Bernard). The Light? A Romance. With Twenty illustrations: Thirteen by Maurice Greiffenhagen And the writer's photographs and maps. Hurst and Blackett Limited, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1898. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, seventeen plates, and two inserted maps; pp.[xx]+[524]; navy blue buckram lettered yellow on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Cloth a little bubbled; end-papers slightly foxed, and two or three fox-spots on early leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper. Set partly in ancient Egypt, and partly in modern times, and involving re-incarnation. Not in Locke or Wolff. The last plate is marked to face p.496, and is here so inserted. Though referred to on the title-page, it is not included in the List of Illustrations.

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HAY (William Delisle). The Doom of the great city; Being The Narrative of a Survivor, Written A.D. 1942. London: Newman & Co., 43, Hart Street, Bloomsbury, W.C., N.D. [1880]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for, but bound up without the original blue-grey wrappers printed in black, or the 12pp. terminal advertisements; pp.52; early blackish-brown bubble-grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; yellow-coated end-papers. Short tear entending through all or part of the fore-margin of the first twelve leaves (and on one leaf slightly intruding into text, but without loss), repaired with tissue, and first two leaves neatly strengthened at inner gutter; otherwise a nice copy of a very scarce title.

The first of Hay's three science-fiction novels, this, told by a survivor living in New Zealand, deals with the destruction of London in 1882 by a poisonous smog. Locke ‘Spectrum II', p.58; Clute and Nicholls [1993], p 552; Bleiler, ‘Science Fiction: the Early Years', 1071; Bleiler, ‘Checklist', [1947], p.145. Clute and Nichols note that the author was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, known for his writings on New Zealand.

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HEAPHY (Thomas). A Wonderful Ghost Story: Being Mr H.'s own narrative Reprinted from "All the Year Round" With Letters hitherto unpublished of Charles Dickens to the author respecting it. Griffith & Farran, (Successors to Newbery and Harris), West Corner of St Paul's Churchyard, 1882. F'cap 8vo; pp.[iv]+[92]; pp.[ii], [iii], [89], [90], [91] printed with publisher's advertisements, the first and last leaves serving as paste-downs; yellow boards, cut flush, lettered black down applied paper spine, the front board printed with illustration, lettering, etc., in bright blue, scarlet, and black; fore-edges rough trimmed. Paper of spine badly defective; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Published at one shilling. The first appearance in book form of a story printed in "All the Year Round" in 1861. Dickens's letters occupy pp.7-17. The volume besides includes a brief extract from Forster's "Life of Charles Dickens", relating to the story, and an introduction by Dickens, occupying some three pages, reprinted from the issue of the magazine in which it first appeared. A very delicate volume, not well calculated to survive. Listed by Richard Herne Shepherd in his 1884 bibliography of Dickens, p.355. Not in Locke.

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HENRY (Lucy). The roll call And other stories. Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1891]. Post 8vo; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end dated March 1894; bevelled red buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered silver on front cover, lettered silver on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription to her cousin on the half-title page. Adult stories for quite young children, delicately if naively written, we hypothesize by a lady in her middle teens, and dedicated to the far-renowned Miss Buss. Includes at least three fantasy stories, one of them involving the sudden incapacitation of the road transport system in London ("Evidently something was wrong in the atmosphere which affected all the horses") oddly anticipating in its main idea Conan Doyle's story of ‘The Poison Belt'! Exercises in well-bred youthful female sentiment, interesting for their revelation of their author's personality, and thus effective chiefly for their very faults. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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HICHENS (Robert). The Folly of Eustace And other Stories. William Heinemann, 1896. 32pp. publisher's advertisements at end; vertically ribbed cerise cloth blocked blind, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover. Insignificant jag in cloth of front cover, and cloth very slightly marked; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce title.

Includes ‘The Return of the Soul'. Heinemann's monogram on the back cover of this copy appears, unusually, at the top outside corner.

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HILLAM (S.A.). Sheykh Hassan: The spiritualist. A view of the supernatural. W.H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall. S.W., 1888. Dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale lemon. Slight discolouration of end-papers; prelims., last leaf, and edges a little foxed; ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

According to the author's Preface, a tale founded on facts.

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HIND (Charles Lewis). The Enchanted stone: A romance By C. Lewis Hind. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1898. Sm.cr.8vo; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end, dated Autumn 1898 and advertising this book, without reviews, as new; pp.viii+343+[i (blank)]; light sage green art linen lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Spine a trifle faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Fantasy, set largely in contemporary London: the discovery of an ancient magical stone leads to the re-establishment of sun worship. A scarce title, not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Sadleir. Wolff, 3214, recording what appears to be H.G. Wells's copy.

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HINTON (C.H.). Scientific Romances - No.1: What is the Fourth Dimension? Second edition. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1887; No.2: The Persian King, Or the Law of the Valley. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1885; No.3: A Plane World. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1886; No.4: A Picture of our Universe. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1886; No.5: Casting Out the Self. Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1886. Five parts bound in one volume. Contemporary calf, worn, but a very good copy internally. Scarce.

Apparently all issued. Only the second part is cast as fiction. The British Library Catalogue lists only two parts.

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HITCHENS (Robert). Byeways. Methuen & Co., 36 Essex Street, W.C., 1898. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+319+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. Catalogue at end dated September 1897; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on front cover and spine; a.e uncut. Small hole in cloth of front joint; light marking of back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

The first binding, and with the earliest date of the advertisements. Not in Sadleir; or Locke's ‘Spectrum'; Wolff, 3192, recording an issue in glazed buckram blocked and lettered gilt on spine, dating from 1907. Includes several fantasy stories, one of which, ‘A tribute of Souls', by Hichens and Lord Frederic Hamilton, is a superb story involving a deal with a very 'nineties version of the Devil. In this copy p.287, four lines from foot, the letter ‘e' is lacking at the line end. State or issue significance, if any, unknown.

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HOCKING (Silas K.). The strange adventures Of Israel Pendray. With original illustrations by H.L. Richardson. Frederick Warne & Co., 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 4pp. advertisements at end, on text paper; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed grey-green cloth, embossed brown, ruled and blocked brown and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled brown and gilt, blocked brown, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in brown. Spine a little faded; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Biographically linked short stories, including several of ghosts and witchcraft, all to some extent at least eventually rationalised, as well as several with a fair degree of criminous content. Set in late 18th century Cornwall. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Hubin. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.103, 270, and 389, and are here so bound in. In this copy p.384 at ll.2-3 has the curious reading: "I was much afraid my absence would be missed"!

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HOCKING (Silas K.). The strange adventures Of Israel Pendray. With original illustrations by H.L. Richardson. Frederick Warne & Co., 1899. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; 4pp. advertisements at end, on text paper; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed cerise cloth, ruled and blocked blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled blind and gilt, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in yellow ochre. A virtually fine copy.

The probable second binding, the first being of similar grey cloth, ruled and blocked brown and gilt. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Biographically linked short stories, including several of ghosts and witchcraft, all to some extent at least eventually rationalised, as well as several with a fair degree of criminous content. Set in late 18th century Cornwall. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Hubin. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.103, 270, and 389, and are here so bound in. In this copy p.384 at ll.2-3 has the curious reading: "I was much afraid my absence would be missed"!

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HOFFMANN (E.T.W.). Weird tales. A new translation from the German With a BiogrAphical Memoir By J.T. Bealby, B.A., Formerly scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. With Eleven Etchings by Ad. Lalauze. In two volumes. John C. Nimmo, 14, King William Street, Strand, 1885. 2 Vols., med.8vo; pp.lxxii+332; [viii]+[400]; each volume with four binders blanks at front and back, serving as end-papers, title-page printed in red and black, and five plates with tissue guards; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; publisher's inserted 20pp. catalogue, dated June 1884, on smaller paper, tipped in before binder's blanks at end of volume two; violet buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; labels rubbed, chipped, and with the lettering partially restored in ink; a nice copy internally.

One of an edition limited to only one hundred copies, printed on large laid paper "with proof Etchings on Japanese paper . . . and . . . numbered consecutively." An unusual example of a limited multi-decker. Not in Locke.

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HOGG (James). Winter evening tales, Collected among The cottagers In the South of Scotland. In two volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Oliver and Boyd, High-Street; and G & W.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, London, 1820. 2 Vols., lge.12mo, gathered in half sheets; blank and integral leaf of Whittaker's advertisements precede title in volume one; final page of Oliver & Boyd and Whittaker advertisements at end of volume two; half-titles not called for; pp.[viii]+340; [iv]+335+[i]; original drab paper covered boards, paper spine label; uncut edges. Boards slightly worn at corners; paper of spines a little chipped and fragile, particularly in volume one, which also has one vertical crack; joints cracked externally; traces of old library label on front pastedown in volume two, and large label removed from each front board, leaving a slightly lighter patch; otherwise a near fine copy.

A scarce prose work by the author of "The Queen's Wake". Not in Sadleir, Summers, or Locke. As the title implies, most of the tales are ghost stories, or include other supernatural elements. According to the Bleiler ‘Guide to Supernatural Fiction' "excellent material".

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HOUSMAN (Clemence). The were-wolf. With six illustrations By Laurence Housman. John Lane At The Bodley Head, 1896 [i.e., December, 1895]. Title page printed in orange, with thin paper guard; frontispiece, and five full page plates, mostly with tissue guards; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1895; green silk cloth, lettered gilt, decorated white, on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Slight fading to spine and edges of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Early issue; one of a total printing of 1,000 copies. The volume appeared in three bindings: in green cloth, as here; in a similar pink cloth (which is in our experience a good deal commoner); and in a remainder binding, which was brown. A neat ownership inscription on the front end-paper of this copy is dated ‘Xmas 1895' - suggesting perhaps that the green cloth copies may have been issued before those in pink cloth. The plates, the title-page, the initial letter, and the covers were designed by Laurence Housman. Clemence Housman was responsible for engraving the designs. One of the best were-wolf stories. Bleiler, p.152; not in Locke's ‘Spectra', Sadleir, or Wolff; Colbeck, p.395.

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HOUSMAN (Clemence). The were-wolf. With six illustrations By Laurence Housman. John Lane At The Bodley Head, 1896 [i.e., December, 1895]. Title page printed in orange, with thin paper guard; frontispiece, and five full page plates, mostly with tissue guards; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated 1895; pink silk cloth, lettered gilt, decorated white, on front cover and spine; uncut edges. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; end-papers cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

Early issue; one of a total printing of 1,000 copies. The volume appeared in three bindings: in pink cloth, as here; in a similar green cloth; and in a remainder binding, which was brown. The plates, the title-page, the initial letter, and the covers were designed by Laurence Housman. Clemence Housman was responsible for engraving the designs. One of the best were-wolf stories. Bleiler, p.152; not in Locke's ‘Spectra', Sadleir, or Wolff; Colbeck, p.395.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). A farm in Fairyland. 1894, Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Frontispiece and illustrated title-page with loose tissue guard, and twelve plates, all by Housman; apple-green buckram, ruled dark green, blocked pictorially dark green and gilt on front cover, blocked dark green, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine slightly worn at extremities, and a little dull; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The author's first book. There is no list of illustrations, but they face the first page of the text of each story throughout. Clute and Grant, Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp.480 - 1; Bleiler (1948), p.153.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The house Of joy. 1895, Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Frontispiece and illustrated title-page with tissue guard, and eight plates, all by Housman; final blank; apple-green buckram, ruled olive green, blocked pictorially olive green and gilt on front cover, blocked olive green, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine very slightly dull; tissue foxed with very slight offsetting; slight foxing of large edges; otherwise a fine copy, largely unopened.

The fine cover design is by Housman. Fantasy short stories. Not in Locke. There is no list of plates, but they face pp.3, 25, 37, 53, 87, 103, 137, and 171.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). All-fellows: Seven legends of Lower redemption With insets in Verse. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., Limited, Pater- Noster House, Charing Cross Road, 1896. Sq.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved title-page printed in carmine; wood-engraved frontispiece, on plate-paper, with tissue guard; seven wood-engraved plates, on art-paper; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[x]+138+[6]; green fine-weave cloth blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt, blocked dark green on spine; a.e. uncut. Near-fine copy.

The title-page, cover designs, and illustrations, are by the author. Colbeck, 394.4

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). All-fellows: Seven legends of Lower redemption With insets in Verse. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., Limited, Pater- Noster House, Charing Cross Road, 1896. Sq.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved title-page printed in carmine; wood-engraved frontispiece, on plate-paper; seven wood-engraved plates, on art-paper, all with tissue guards; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[x]+138+[6]; olive green art-linen blocked gilt on front cover, blocked with lettering and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight patchy fading to cloth; light staining to front end-papers; paper of frontispiece a trifle greyed; otherwise a nice copy.

The title-page, cover designs, and illustrations, are by the author. Colbeck, 394.4

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The field Of clover. Engraved by Clemence Housman. Kegan Paul Trench Trübner & Co, 1898. Demy 8vo; three blanks before half-title, imprint leaf followed by three blanks at end; wood-engraved initial letters; wood-engraved frontispiece, title-page, and eleven plates on special tinted paper, with matching tissue guards; light green buckram, pictorially blocked in gilt and dark green on front cover, blocked dark green, lettered gilt, on spine; a,e, uncut. Extremely fine copy.

Printed on large hand-made paper. The covers and wood-engravings are from designs by Laurence Housman. A peculiarity of the volume is that although published by Kegan Paul, the imprint leaf reads "Printed for John Lane by John Wilson and Son, The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A." Whoever was responsible for the volume, it marks a definite high point in 'nineties book production! Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Locke; Bleiler (1947), p.153, giving the publisher as ‘J. Lane: London and New York', and the date of publication as 1902;

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Gods and Their Makers. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1897. Narrow cr.8vo; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue, dated 1897, and text-paper binder's blank, at end; rich yellow-green art-linen, ruled and lettered white on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Neat, barely visible restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine, and enamel of spine imprint a little rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

A Coleridge family copy, with the pencilled signature of Ernest Hartley Coleridge on the front end-paper, and the later bookplate of Mary Dorothea Moultrie Gair on the front pastedown. First edition, English issue. Printed in America. An uncommon title.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). Gods and Their Makers. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1897. Narrow cr.8vo; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue, dated 1897, and text-paper binder's blank, at end; pp.viii+213+[i (blank)]+[ii]; rich yellow-green art-linen, ruled and lettered white on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Cloth of spine slightly faded; binder's blank a little chipped at lower fore-corner; end-papers foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

First edition, English issue. Printed in America. An uncommon title.

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HOUSMAN (Laurence). The field Of clover. Engraved by Clemence Housman. Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. 1898. Demy 8vo; three blanks before half-title; imprint leaf followed by three blanks at end; wood-engraved initial letters; wood-engraved frontispiece, title-page, and eleven plates on special tinted paper, with matching tissue guards; apple-green buckram, ruled olive green, blocked pictorially olive green and gilt on front cover, blocked olive green, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Extremely fine copy.

Printed on large hand-made paper, and one of a relatively few copies issued thus, though there is no statement of limitation. The small-paper edition, on paper that tends to embrown, is fairly common. This issue is definitely scarce. The fine cover and the plates are after designs by Laurence Housman. A peculiarity of the volume is that, though published by Kegan Paul, the imprint leaf reads: "Printed for John Lane by John Wilson and Son, The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A.". Whoever was responsible for the volume, it marks a definite high point in ‘nineties book production! Fantasy short stories. Not in Locke.

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[HOWARD (Charles F.).]. Olympus. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Court, 1855. Half-title not called for; pp.[ii]+321+[i (blank)]; dark leaf-green ripple grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Leighton Son & Hodge, Shoe Lane, London, Est. 1767' on back paste-down. Cloth a trifle bubbled on back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.15.. The author climbs Mount Olympus, where he meets and converses with the dead. According to Locke, the book just qualifies as an interplanetary.

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[HUDSON (W.H.).]. A crystal age. [Quotation from Darwin] London, T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1887. Pp.[iv]+287+[i (blank)]; publisher's 32pp. inserted Catalogue at end, dated 1886 - 7; black buckram, ruled on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle on back cover, blocked with conventional ornaments on front cover and spine, all red, lettered red on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale greenish tan and printed with a design of clover leaves and flowers in deep greenish tan. Unobtrusive restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine and corners, and end-papers cracked, the front ones a little chipped and delicate; ownership inscription dated ‘May 21st 1887' on back of front end-paper; text nice. In over all effect a nice copy despite the restorations.

Hudson's very scarce anonymous second book. The rare first issue, later copies being without the Catalogue. Wilson, 2; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.118: "A classic of 19th century science fiction." In this copy the following typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.12, l.17, ‘d' of ‘dark' broken; p.45, l.6, first ‘e' in ‘assembled' broken; p.67.ll.20 - 22, broken ‘e' in ‘have', ‘ever' (the second ‘e'), and ‘re'; p.70, l.18, ‘h' of ‘the' broken; p.72, l.10, broken ‘d' in ‘reflected, l.11, broken ‘s' in ‘vicegerents'; p.113, l.18, ‘g' in ‘evening' broken; p.132, antepenultimate line, ‘u' in ‘about', and, next line, ‘d' in ‘exhausted' broken; p.158, ‘u' of ‘sequestered' slightly thickened; p.181, l.15, dropped comma at end of line; p.210, l.6, risen space after ‘me'; p.222, last line, first ‘e' in ‘espouses' defective; p.237, l.20, ‘posts' for ‘post'; p.247, l.1, raised full-stop at end of line; p.268, l.15, second ‘l' in ‘follows' broken.

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HUME (Fergus). Aladdin in London: A romance. Adam and Charles Black, 1892. 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.vi+432+[x]; royal blue crushed morocco cloth, blocked gilt and lettered royal blue through gilt on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e uncut. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a near fine copy.

Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'; Wolff, 3347, giving a correct but somewhat confusing collation. Fantasy.

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HUME (Fergus). The expedition of Captain Flick. Jarrold and Sons, Warwick Lane E.C., 1896. 12pp. integral advertisements at end; cerise buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed florally in grey. Small hole in cloth of spine; gilt a trifle rubbed on front cover; back free end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Locke, p.119. Lost race.

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HUMPHERY (George). The Haunted Room: A Phantasmal Phantasy. Illustrated by the Author and G. Henry Evison. London, Sands & Co., 12 Burleigh Street, Strand, 1900. All Rights Reserved. Leaf bearing signature mark, ‘a' on recto, Advertisements on verso, precedes half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and three plates by Evison, two by the author; printer's imprint on verso of final page of text, followed by blank; pp.[xii]+217+[i]+[ii]; navy blue buckram lettered scarlet on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Two or three leaves opened just a trifle roughly; otherwise a fine copy.

The second binding, the front cover bearing the designation ‘Penley Edition' and the spine the price 2/6; the book was first issued in 1900 in a pictorial binding at 3/6, and provided the only instance we can remember having come across of a cover illustration being given a separately captioned entry in the List of Illustrations. It is therefore doubly unfortunate that in this second issue it was dropped! Perhaps it was by the author: his two illustrations are naive and somewhat odd. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff, and in our experience rather scarce in either issue. The first, in fact, we have not seen.

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HUNGERFORD (Mrs. Margaret W.). The Professor's experiment. A Novel. In three volumes. Chatto & Windus, 1895. 3 Vols.; imprint leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated July, 1895, at end of volume one; red morocco cloth blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed in grey-green. Gilt dull on spine of first volume; library labels removed from front covers, leaving faint traces; covers slightly dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; old Bleiler, p.156. The experiment - in suspended animation - plays but a small part in the story as a whole.

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[HUTH (Alexander)]. Tales of The wonder club. By Dryasdust. Illustrated by John Jellicoe and Val Prince, After Designs by the Author. Harrison & Sons, 59, Pall Mall, Booksellers to the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, N.D. [1899]. 3 Vols.; half-titles not called for; frontispiece, illustrated title-page, and letterpress title-page in each volume, the frontispieces to volumes two and three with tissue guards; seven other plates in volume one, six in volume two, and four in volume three, all with tissue guards; final blank in volumes one and three; pp.[404]; 388; viii+389-[664]; dark red fine diaper cloth blocked ‘All rights reserved' in cursive script, gilt, on front cover, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spines; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed with floral pattern in olive green. Very slight dulling of gilt on spines in first two volumes; two or three leaves opened a trifle roughly in one volume; otherwise a very nice, bright, copy.

Not in Sadleir. Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.72, listed under ‘Dryasdust'. Locke is in error in dating the set ‘1899/1900': according to The English Catalogue of Books, the first volume was published in April 1899, the other two in September of that year. Locke is also in error in stating that the first volume contains no indication of its status as part of a three volume set: it has no number on the prelims. or the case, but the verso of the last leaf of text bears the words "END OF VOLUME I." Apparently the author's first book. A revised edition was published in three ‘series' dated 1903-04-05. The authorship of the works published under the by-lines ‘Dryasdust' and ‘M.Y. Halidom' was for long unknown, but was revealed in about 2006 by his grandson, who contacted Mark Valentine following an article published on the internet. Details were subsequently published in ‘Wormwood'. In the present copy, as in all others that we have seen, l.20 on p.vii of Vol.III has the misprint ‘importaut' for ‘important'.

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[HYDE (Julia).]. Travellers' tales Retold. By Theta. London: Thompson and Co., 111, Strand, 1860. Binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+328; publisher's full dark green morocco, ruled black and gilt on sides and spine, spine with five raised bands, tooled black, and lettered gilt; guinea-roll edges, gilt, doublures ruled and tooled gilt; a.e.g.; green silk marker; end-papers faced pale yellow; publisher's label on back paste-down reading: From / Thompson and Co. / The Pall Mall Gallery / 45, Pall Mall. Slight foxing of binder's blanks and prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘June 30th 1860' on front end-paper. Tales for travellers, not by them. Includes at least one ghost story. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', Wolff, Sadleir, the British Library Catalogue, or NUC.

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HYNE (Cutcliffe). The lost Continent. Hutchinson and Co., 1900. Half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end, dated September, 1902; cerise buckram embossed blind and black, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt on spine; white end-papers. Slight cracking of front end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Set in ancient Atlantis. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.120. According to Locke, who does not record a catalogue as being present in the volume, the book has "white endpapers (of a poor quality of paper which is invariably browned)". This is not true of the present copy of which the end-papers are of an excellent white laid paper. Probable second issue, a third, which, like the first, is without a catalogue, having good quality cream laid end-papers.

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HYNE (Cutcliffe). The lost Continent. Hutchinson and Co., 1900. Half-title not called for; cerise buckram embossed blind and black, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt on spine; cream end-papers. Small faded patches on back cover; otherwise a nice copy.

Set in ancient Atlantis. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.120. According to Locke, the book has "white endpapers (of a poor quality of paper which is invariably browned)". This is not true of the present copy of which the end-papers are of an excellent cream laid paper. A prize label on the front paste-down, dated 1904, shows that this copy was in fact so issued. Probable third issue.

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JACOBS (Joseph). More Celtic Fairy Tales. Selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs, Late editor of "Folk-lore". Illustrated by John D. Batten. David Nutt, 270-271, Strand, 1894. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; vignette title-page, printed in black and red; numerous illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; light green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. One leaf torn without loss; a little scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Written as well as edited by Jacobs, the book is a retelling in English of Celtic myths and legends. Includes a Preface, Notes, Parallels, and References by the editor.

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JACOBS (Joseph). The book of Wonder Voyages. Edited by Joseph Jacobs. Illustrated by John D. Batten. David Nvtt in the Strand, 1896. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; fine photogravure frontispiece, with tissue guard; illustrated title-page, seventeen illustrations on text-paper, and six wood-engraved plates; pp.xii+224+12 (integral advertisements); red-flecked white buckram, blocked light maroon on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered light maroon on front cover, blocked and lettered light maroon on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine, and lettering just a trifle rubbed and darkened; otherwise a nice copy of a beautifully produced book.

Written as well as edited by Jacobs, the book is a retelling in English of fairy stories, myths and legends from several lands. The book was published simultaneously in two forms: at 6s., and at 3s. 6d., the editor's Preface, Notes, Parallels, and References being omitted. The present copy is of the 6s. issue

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JANE (Fred. T.). Blake Of the "Rattlesnake" Or The man who saved England A story of torpedo warfare in 189-. By Fred T. Jane Author of "From Queenstown to Sheerness in Torpedo Boat No.65" "Life On Board a Torpedo Catcher" Etc. etc. Illustrated by the author. London, Tower Publishing Company Limited, 95, Minories, Tower Hill, E., 1895. (All Rights Reserved). Short med.8vo; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and fifteen inserted plates; other illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.269+[i (blank)]+[ii]; olive-green buckram panelled grey-green within red and black double-ruled box on front cover, blocked pictorially scarlet and black, lettered black-outlined-scarlet, and black, all within box, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine. Very slight rubbing and creasing to cloth at extremities of spine, with loss of gilt to lowest rule (3mm from tail); barely noticeable foxing to front end-paper with very slight offsetting onto half title; two or three unobtrusive fox-spots on fore-edges of last few leaves; nonetheless a startlingly fine, crisp, copy of a book rarely seen in anything approaching this condition.

Future war. An opulently designed and beautiful book. The covers are usually described as ‘grey-green' or ‘olive-green', the contrast between the colour of the cloth and that of the pictorial panel being so subtle as to disappear with the least use. The list of Illustrations does not differentiate between the plates and the integral illustrations, but the former are marked to face pp.27, 28, 47, 79, 106, 108, 121, 142, 147, 150, 159, 192, 204, 256, and 265, and are here so bound in. In this copy the first ‘R' has dropped out of ‘LIBRARY' in the heading ‘TOWER COSMOPOLITAN LIBRARY' on the second page of the advertisements (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined). Bleiler (1978), p.109; Clarke, ‘Tale of the Future' (1978), p.21; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.122.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Told After supper. By Jerome K. Jerome Author of ‘The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow'[,] ‘On the Stage and Off,' Etc. etc. etc. With 96 or 97 illustrations by Kenneth M. Skeaping. London, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Ltd. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 and 745 Broadway, 1891 [i.e., December 1890]. Imp.16mo in half-sheets, printed in dark blue on pale blue paper throughout; integral frontispiece, vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper, final leaf blank; pp.[viii]+169+[i (blank)]+14+[ii (blank)]; red smooth cloth, blocked black, lettered black and black-outlined red, and with short rule, black, on front cover, lettered black on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Insignificant restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, and very slight dusting to covers; otherwise a fine copy of a book seldom found in nice condition.

There are three binding variants of this book, all of which bear the words ‘first edition' on the top left-hand corner of the front cover. One, like the present copy, has the original published price of ‘3/6' blocked at the bottom right-hand corner, one has the price obscured by over-blocking, and the third is without a price. All the bindings are otherwise identical. The logical order is that given above, and it is also an order of increasing scarcity, but there is no evidence of the price having been altered subsequent to publication, and in any case at least one copy is known with overblocking present and an inscription dated ‘December 1890', which according to the ‘English Catalogue of Books' is the actual month of publication. It is perhaps to be hypothesised, therefore, that subsequent to most of the issue being bound it was realised that putting the price on the cover of a book designed for the Christmas market was a mistake as it might inhibit the sale of copies intended as presents, and some copies were then overblocked whilst a small balance of copies that had not yet been bound were put up without the price. If this hypothesis be correct, whilst it would be probable that most copies bearing the price will not have been sold in December 1890, the earliest copies sent out are likely to have had it. Copies were probably overblocked in quite small batches as there was a need. Some may have been overblocked whilst the copies without the price were being bound, and more produced if the unpriced issue were exhausted. Such a mixture of issues is implied by this as is would be impossible now to disentangle for any given copy that does not bear a dated inscription, and it would be better to regard them all as simultaneous. "‘Told after Supper'...spoofs a popular Victorian tradition, the Christmas ghost story. Using as its framing device a drunken storytelling session round the fireside on Christmas Eve, this slim book pokes fun at various conventions of the genre ." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p.237; Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p.296; Bleiler (1947), p.163; (1978), p.109; not in Reginald (1979; 1992); this title not in Locke's 'Spectra', or Wolff; NCBEL, 3:1062.

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JOCELYN (Mrs. Robert (Ada M.)). Lady Mary's experiences: A novel By Mrs. Robert Jocelyn Author of ‘The M.F.H.'s Daughter,' ‘The Criton Hunt Mystery,' ‘Only a Horse Dealer,' ‘A Regular Fraud,' ‘£100,000 versus Ghosts,' ‘Pamela's Honeymoon,' Etc., etc. In one volume. London, F.V. White & Co, 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1897. Publisher's 12pp. integral catalogue at end (the first two leaves conjugate with text, and the pagination continuing); pp.[viii]+300+12; lime green patterned sand-grain cloth blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered, ruled, and blocked with author's signature, gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Uncommon label of the ‘Grosvenor Gallery Library, 137, New Bond St., London, W.' on back cover; very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

A novel constructed around three ghost stories, none of them rationalised, one involving a murder, and one which may well have been the originating suggestion for Kipling's ‘They'. The author's signature on the front cover appears as ‘Ada M. Jocelyn'. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff or Locke's ‘Spectrum'. In this copy p.116, l.1, has the reading ‘tel' for ‘tell': state or issue significance, if an, undetermined.

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KANE (James J., Chaplain U.S. Navy). Adrift On the Black wild tide. A Dream. Glasgow, David Bryce and Son, 1878. Med.16mo in half sheets; pp.[48]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked in black and gilt, lettered yellow-green through gilt, on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers coated very pale yellow. Spine slightly rubbed and darkened; cloth of back cover a little bubbled; small chip from blank forecorner of title-page; scattered foxing; a very good copy over all.

Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff. Wright, 3052, the American edition not being published until the following year. Kane's first fiction.

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KELLY (William Patrick). The Dolomite Cavern Or Light In Darkness. A tale by William Patrick Kelly. London, Greening & Co., Charing Cross Road, 20 Cecil Court, 1899. Asvertisement leaf precedes half-title; title printed in red and black; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+270+[vi]; tan linen, blocked matt and glazed black, and pale brown, ruled and lettered black, on front cover, blocked black and pale brown, lettered black, tan, and pale brown shadowed tan on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; laid end-papers; slip of pale blue paper tipped on to front free end-paper (possibly Net Book Agreement slip). The publisher's slip visible only as a tipped-on trace; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff; this title not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Science Fiction, including a variety of Victorian gadgetry - in particular X-Rays.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). The child The wise Man & The devil. By Coulson Kernahan au= Thor of God and the ant. James Bowden, London, N.D. [1896]. Extra cr.8vo; four hand-made paper binder's blanks (not text-paper) at front and back, the outermost serving as end-papers; limitation leaf precedes half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece after a charcoal sketch by Bertha Newcombe, printed in sepia, with glazed tissue guard; wood-engraved illustrated title-page after a design by N. Erichsen, printed in scarlet; pp.[iv]+[70]; ivory coarse buckram, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt with design by N. Erichsen on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight darkening of spine, but a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies. A presentation copy, with the author's signed, holograph, inscription to Canon Bell on the limitation leaf. A different setting of text from the ordinary edition. A dream allegory, in style and treatment not unlike certain early pieces by Dunsany, which it of course pre-dates.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). The child The wise man And The devil. James Bowden, 10, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1896. Narrow cr.8vo; two blanks and advertisement leaf precede half-title; two integral advertisement leaves, imprint leaf, and blank at end; pp.[vi]+82+[viii]; wrappers printed in gold and black, French folded over outer blanks; a.e. uncut. Backstrip badly defective; adjoining corners of wrappers slightly so; gilt oxydised to green; otherwise in general a nice copy.

A dream allegory, in style and treatment not unlike certain early pieces by Dunsany, which it of course pre-dates.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). A Literary Gent: A Study in Vanity and Dipsomania. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece from a photograph; title-page (a single inset leaf) printed in orange and black; very dark green horizontally fine ribbed moire cloth lettered up spine in bronze, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked on sides in copper and metallic bright green; uncut edges. A very nice copy.

First separate edition. Issued simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 1/-, and at 6d. in leatherette, in several varieties of the binding design. Issued as no.1 in the ‘Strange Sins' series, the four parts of which originally appeared as ‘A Book of Strange Sins' in 1893. The covers, by A.A. Turbayne, are a beautiful and striking example of Art Nouveau design. A quintessential ‘90s book. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). A Literary Gent: A Study in Vanity and Dipsomania. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece from a photograph, printed in sepia; title-page (a single inset leaf) printed in orange and black; white vertically fine ribbed cloth, blocked green, lettered up spine in green and gilt, ruled gilt, lettered and elaborately blocked in gilt and green, lettered green-outlined white on front cover; ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, elaborately blocked green, on back cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight general dusting of cloth; otherwise a nice copy.

First separate edition. Issued simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 1/-, and at 6d. in leatherette, in several varieties of the binding design. Issued as no.1 in the ‘Strange Sins' series, the four parts of which originally appeared as ‘A Book of Strange Sins' in 1893. The covers, by A.A. Turbayne, are a beautiful and striking example of Art Nouveau design. A quintessential ‘90s book. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). The Lonely God. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Sm.cr.8vo; two blanks and advertisement leaf before half-title; wood engraved frontispiece by Chris Hammond, with tissue guard; title-page (a single inset leaf) printed in scarlet and black; advertisement leaf, followed by two blanks, at end; pp.[viii]+52 (including the title leaf)+[vi]; very dark green vertically fine ribbed moire cloth, blocked and lettered up spine in gilt, ruled gilt, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt and metallic bright green, lettered metallic-bright-green-outlined very dark green on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, elaborately blocked metallic bright green, on back cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers and tissue guard; otherwise a fine copy, the covers especially being in bright state.

First separate edition. Issued simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 1/-, and at 6d. in leatherette. Issued as no.2 in the ‘Strange Sins' series, the four parts of which originally appeared as ‘A Book of Strange Sins' in 1893. The covers, by A.A. Turbayne, are a beautiful and striking example of Art Nouveau design. A quintessential ‘90s book, the covers of the four parts bearing subtle variations on the same design. Fantasy short stories. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). The Apples of Sin. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Sm.cr.8vo; three blanks and advertisement leaf before half-title; half-tone frontispiece by R. Caton Woodville, with tissue guard; title-page (a single inset leaf) printed in scarlet and black; advertisement leaf, followed by three blanks, at end; pp.[x]+[48] (including the title leaf)+[viii]; white vertically fine ribbed cloth, blocked gilt, lettered up spine, in copper and gilt, ruled copper, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt and copper, lettered gilt-outlined white on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered copper, elaborately blocked gilt, on back cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight foxing of end-papers; gilt and copper oxdised on spine; slight embrowning at tail edge of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

First separate edition. Issued simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 1/-, and at 6d. in leatherette. Issued as no.3 in the ‘Strange Sins' series, the four parts of which originally appeared as ‘A Book of Strange Sins' in 1893. The covers, by A.A. Turbayne, are a beautiful and striking example of Art Nouveau design. A quintessential ‘90s book, the covers of the four parts bearing subtle variations on the same design. One gothic murder story, and one fantasy story. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff. In this copy the following errata have been noted: p.15, l.4, ‘done' for ‘had done'; p.36, l.1, ‘creep from' for ‘creep for'.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). A Strange Sin. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank except for signature mark ‘A', two blanks, and advertisement leaf before half-title; half-tone frontispiece by F. E. Ewan, with tissue guard; title-page (a single inset leaf) printed in scarlet and black; advertisement leaf, followed by four blanks, at end; pp.[x]+[45] (including the title leaf)+[1 (blank)]+[x]; white vertically fine ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered up spine in copper, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked copper, lettered white through copper, on front cover, ruled, elaborately blocked, and lettered copper on back cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight foxing of end-papers and tissue guard; edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy, the covers especially being in bright state.

First separate edition. Issued simultaneously in cloth, as here, at 1/-, and at 6d. in leatherette. Issued as no.4 in the ‘Strange Sins' series, the four parts of which originally appeared as ‘A Book of Strange Sins' in 1893. The covers, by A.A. Turbayne, are a beautiful and striking example of Art Nouveau design. A quintessential ‘90s book, the covers of the four parts bearing subtle variations on the same design. Non fantasy, but included here for the sake of the rest. Not in Wolff.

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[KING-SALTER (Peter).]. Whitepatch. A romance for quiet people. In three volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1887. 3 Vols.; half-title in volume one, not called for in other volumes; title pages printed in red and black; final blank in each volume; pp.viii+297+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; iv+314+[ii]; iv+293+[iii]; steel blue smooth cloth, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; dark chocolate end-papers in first two volumes, brownish black end-papers in volume three. Spines a little dull; back end-papers slightly cracking in volume three; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

All of the end-papers are certainly original. In another copy formerly in our stock the end-papers in all three volumes were dark chocolate. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Bleiler. A story involving hauntings, secret passages, and ancient crimes.

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KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (The Rt. Hon. E.H., M.P. [later Lord Brabourne]). Whispers from Fairyland. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates by Pearson after W.J.W. and F.D.; wood-engraved vignette on title-page; integral advertisement leaf at end; orange red diagonal interrupted fine rib effect cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked pictorially and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked pictorially gilt, blocked black, lettered orange red through gilt, on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt of covers very slightly dull; end-papers very slightly cracked, and a little foxed on backs with offsetting; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Seven short fantasy stories, one involving a sea-monster, and another witchcraft. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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LABOULAYE (M. [Edouard]). The Spaniel-Prince. From the French of M. Laboulaye. By Mary E. Robinson. Liverpool, Edward Howell Church Street; London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1895. Imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[238]+[ii]; light red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy.

Printed in Liverpool. A satirical fantasy, first published in French in the early 1860s. This is apparently the first edition in English. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', or Wolff.

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LACH-SZRYMA (Rev. W.S., M.A., Vicar of Newlyn St. Peter). Aleriel; Or, A voyage to other worlds. A Tale. With maps of Mars and Venus. Wyman & Sons, 74-76, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, W.C., 1883. Globe 8vo, wire-stitched; frontispiece with maps of Mars and Venus; leaf bearing bibliographical check-list of Works by the Same Author on recto, blank on verso, followed by blank at end; pp.[xvi]+220+[i]+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed pale sky blue cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Very slight fading of spine, but a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the upper margin of the half-title. Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.131, recording a collection copy in an otherwise similar red pebble-grained cloth, as well as noting the existence of copies in blue cloth. Priority is not certainly established, but all the presentation copies we have come across have been of the blue cloth variant, as here. A second edition was issued in the following year. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LAMPEN (C. Dudley). The Queen of the Extinct Volcano. A Story of Adventure. Illustrated by Leonard Linsdell. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, N.D. [1898]. Frontispiece and two plates; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end; fawn cloth lettered and pictorially enamelled in dark brown and shades of green on front cover; spine enamelled brown and dark green, ruled brown, lettered in brown and gilt. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine, and front end-papers a little chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

Lost race.

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LAMPEN (C. Dudley). Mirango the man-eater: A Tale of Central Africa. Being the narrative of George Pryce, traveller And exile, first writ down anno Domini 1706, and now Retold. Illustrated by Ernest Prater. Published under the direction of the general literature Committee. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Northumberland Avenue, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; Brighton: 129 North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young and Co. N.D. [1899]. Half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates, printed in black and white; letterpress title conjugate with frontispiece; 32pp. publisher's catalogue, undated, at end; dark green bevelled buckram pictorially enamelled in green, black, orange, and salmon yellow, and lettered orange, on front cover, lettered gilt and orange and blocked gilt on spine; end-papers printed with a monogram design in grey. In general a nice copy.

Presentation copy from Mrs. Coulson with an inscription on verso of front end-paper dated "Christmas 1899", identifying this as probably the earliest issue. The volume is a small 8vo, the pages being 181mm in height, and the last gathering, R, consisting of a half sheet only. Locke, p.132, records a copy in black cloth, enamelled in different colours from our copy, without bevelled boards, and with, apparently, plain white end-papers, bearing a prize label dated 1902, which is evidently of a later issue. It is not clear whether the Locke copy carries the name of the New York agent in the imprint. A later issue still is in unbevelled yellow green buckram and on thicker paper, the pages being 191mm in height, the plates in sepia, the title-page on text-paper (B1 recto, with the Contents, which originally occupied this page, on B1 verso), gathering R consisting of eight leaves, the last half-sheet being used for advertisements, and containing throughout minor differences of setting. Lost race.

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LANDOR (Robert Eyres, M.A.). The Fountain of Arethusa. In two volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1848. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one, dated at end March 31, 1852; 6pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; pp.[2]+[vi]+287+[i (printer's imprint)]; [iv]+293+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; dark brown fine horizontal wavy-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Co. / Friar Street' on back paste-down of volume one. Neat, barely visible, restorations to cloth of spines, and slight wear to corners; two gatherings slightly proud, but not loose in volume two; otherwise a fine copy.

A rare title by the brother of Walter Savage Landor, never located by Sadleir or Wolff; Locke's ‘Spectrum' p.132, recording a poor copy which he nonetheless describes as "one of my most exciting finds". The Locke copy is identical with this except for the end-papers, which in his copy are coated cream, and for the catalogue, that in his copy being dated March 31, 1849. Neither copy is from the earliest binding batch. An inner world science-fantasy novel.

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LANG (Andrew). In the Wrong Paradise And other stories. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1886. Leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' before half-title; inserted 44pp. publisher's List at end dated 8.86; bevelled scarlet smooth cloth lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers faced black. Slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine, and gilt of spine somewhat rubbed; barely visible repair to head of back joint; reverse of front end-paper and facing blank lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.133. Dedicated to Rider Haggard. The main story, ‘The End of Phaeacia' is lost race; ‘The House of Strange Stories' and ‘In Castle Perilous' are ghost stories; others are fantasy, supernatural, satire, etc. A minor binding variant, some copies having the fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed.

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LANG (Andrew) and SYLVESTER (Paul). The dead leman And other tales from the French. By Andrew Lang and Paul Sylvester. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1889. Super roy.8vo; pp.xvi+336; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram elaborately blocked and lettered matt and bright gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated dark turquoise; limitation slip printed in red and black laid onto centre of front paste-down. End-papers neatly strengthened with matching paper; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Printed on large hand-made paper (copies normally seen being cr.8vo, and on a commercial paper stock), this is one of an edition limited to only fifty numbered copies. A beautiful book, of striking conception. The cover design, signed F.C.T., is suggestive of a William Morris woodcut page border, though the bright and matt gilt is seen to better effect on the finer grain buckram of the ordinary edition. Translations from Tolstoi, Balzac, Gautier, Merrimee, etc. Stories of horror and the supernatural.

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LANG (Andrew) and SYLVESTER (Paul). The dead leman And other tales from the French. By Andrew Lang and Paul Sylvester. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1889. Pp.xvi+336; navy blue buckram elaborately blocked and lettered matt and bright gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; diagonally fine ribbed cream faced end-papers printed with a small flower and leaf pattern in blue and gold. Slight general wear to covers, but a very nice copy. Scarce.

A beautiful book, of striking conception. The cover design, signed F.C.T., is suggestive of a William Morris woodcut page border. Translations from Tolstoi, Balzac, Gautier, Merrimee, etc. Stories of horror and the supernatural.

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LANG (Andrew). Prince Prigio. Twenty-seven Illustrations by Gordon Browne. 1889, Bristol, J.W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pale green buckram, blocked pictorially red, lettered gilt, on front cover; lettered and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; end-papers printed florally pale green. Very slight cracking of end-papers, but virtually fine.

Locke, p.133; Osborne, p.1006. The correct first impression, printed throughout in dark green.

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LANG (Andrew). Prince Ricardo of Pantoufla: Being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Published at Bristol by J.W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street, and at London by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, N.D. [1893]. Two integral advertisement leaves at end; jade green cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; end-papers printed in green. Minute hole in cloth of front joint, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy.

Locke, Spectrum, p.133.

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LANG (Andrew). The Yellow Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang. With numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., And New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1894. Text-paper frontispiece and vignette title-page with tissue guard; numerous illustrations in text, twenty-one of them full-page, unbacked, and not included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xvi (including frontispiece)+321 (not including illustrations)+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed pale yellow cloth, elaborately blocked gilt on front cover with a design by H.J. Ford, ruled, lettered, and blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated black. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head of spine, and spine very slightly darkened; inscription dated ‘25th Decr. 1894' on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a near-fine copy.

The fourth in the series of Lang's Fairy Books.

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LANG (Andrew). The book Of Dreams and ghosts. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1897. Blank before half-title; vignette on title; verso of last text-leaf blank; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue coded ‘50,000 - 5/97'; pp.[2]+xviii+301+[i]+[1]+[i]; light and dark blue-green linen patterned cloth blocked with an art nouveau design (by Patten Wilson) in black, very dark green, and grey, on front cover, and in very dark green on spine; lettered on front cover in very dark green, on spine in gilt; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Ownership rubber-stamp and name in ink on front end-paper; poor quality paper slightly embrowned as usual; otherwise a fine copy.

A mixture of supposedly true stories and commentary. Copies are also known with the catalogue dated 8/97.

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LANG (Andrew). The book Of Dreams and ghosts. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1897. Blank before half-title; vignette on title; verso of last text-leaf blank; printer's imprint leaf at end, verso blank, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue coded ‘50,000 - 8/97'; pp.[2]+xviii+301+[i]+[1]+[i]; light and dark blue-green linen patterned cloth blocked with an art nouveau design (by Patten Wilson) in black, very dark green, and grey, on front cover, and in very dark green on spine; lettered on front cover in very dark green, on spine in gilt; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. Spine slightly darkened and with two nicks in headband; poor quality paper slightly embrowned as usual; otherwise a near fine copy.

A mixture of supposedly true stories and commentary. Copies are also known with the catalogue dated 5/97.

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LANG (Andrew). The Arabian nights Entertainments Selected and edited By Andrew Lang. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1898. All rights reserved. Frontispiece, vignette on title, numerous plates and illustrations in text, all on text-paper and included in the pagination; pp.xvi+424; diagonally fine ribbed midnight blue cloth ruled and pictorially blocked on front cover and spine with designs by Ford, lettered on spine, all gilt; a.e.g.; end-papers faced black. Gilt very slightly dulled at lower fore-corner of front board; insignificant crease in back end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

A handsome book, and in our experience surprisingly scarce.

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LAURIE (A.). The Conquest of the moon: A story of the Bayouda. With illustrations. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1889. (All rights reserved). Half-title not called for; integral wood-engraved frontispiece and eight illustrations by G. Roux, all on text-paper but unbacked, and included in the pagination; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.334+[ii]; scarlet smooth cloth blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, pictorially blocked black and silver, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered black on spine; a.e. plain; end-papers faced yellow. Spine chipped at head with loss of most of the word ‘THE' and torn across in two places, but restored, though with minute chips to facing cloth at extreme tail; silver oxydised to green; upper quarter of front free end-paper torn away; otherwise a fine copy internally.

An interesting copy, despite its faults: apparently an earlier issue than any known to Locke, who in ‘Spectrum' [I], p.134 records as the first printing a copy in an otherwise similar brown cloth, but with a.e.g., 354 pp., and twenty-four full-page and many heading illustrations by G. Roux, that differs also as to the title-page by the absence of the sub-title, adding "New and cheaper editions are so designated on the title-page". In ‘Spectrum III', at p.168 He records the serialisation of the novel in ‘The Boy's Own Paper' between January 19th and September 21st 1889 as "here titled ‘A Marvellous Conquest: a Story of the Bayouda'", and it appears from this that the book issue was retitled in stages, the sub-title first being included and then dropped. A further curiosity of the present copy is that the list of illustrations is wrongly paginated throughout, the illustration listed for p.24 being in fact p.[23] (its blank back being 24), that listed for 105 being p.[103], that listed for p.136 facing that page (and itself p.[137]), that listed for p.181 being in fact p.[183], that listed for p.209 being p.[211], that listed for p.267 being p.[265], that listed for p.305 being p.[303], and that listed for p.324 being p.[325]. Such uncorrected systematic inaccuracy may suggest that the present copy was a proof.

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LEE (Holme, i.e. Harriet Parr). Legends from fairy Land: Narrating the History of Prince Glee and Princess Trill, The Cruel persecutions and condign punishment of Aunt Spite, The adventures of the great Tuflongbo, and the Story of the blackcap in the giant's well. With eight illustrations by H. Sanderson. Smith, Elder and Co., 1860. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, title page, and six plates, all on tinted paper; letterpress title-page; 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated November, 1860; violet straight grain morocco cloth pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked blind on sides; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale lemon coated end-papers. Covers damp faded towards fore-edges; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Locke. A full length fantasy novel, not very obviously a juvenile. Also known in magenta cloth, otherwise identical.

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LEE (Holme, i.e. Harriet Parr). Legends from fairy Land: Narrating the History of Prince Glee and Princess Trill, The Cruel persecutions and condign punishment of Aunt Spite, The adventures of the great Tuflongbo, and the Story of the blackcap in the giant's well. With eight illustrations by H. Sanderson. Smith, Elder and Co., 1860. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, title page, and six plates, all on tinted paper; letterpress title-page; 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated November, 1860; magenta straight grain morocco cloth pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on spine and front cover, blocked blind on sides; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale lemon coated end-papers. Inscription dated ‘Christmas 1862' on front end-paper; cloth worn; as a working copy.

Not in Sadleir or Locke. A full length fantasy novel, not very obviously a juvenile. Also known in violet cloth, otherwise identical.

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LE FANU (J. Sheridan). All in the dark. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, 1866. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; pp.vi+299+[i (blank)]; iv+290; contemporary half black calf, grey cloth sides. Cloth marked; some scattered foxing and marking; but a good copy.

Sadleir, 1369; Wolff, 4006; not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'. Number seven on Sadleir's listing of comparative scarcities.

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LEMON (Mark). Legends Of Number Nip. Illustrated by Charles Keene. Macmillan and Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; six wood-engraved plates; pp.[xii]+140; brown fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked gilt on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated very dark green; binder's ticket of Burn, 37 & 38 Kirby Street, on back paste-down. A very good copy.

Fantastic stories of gnomes and men, adapted from the German of Musaeus. Not in Sadleir (who did not succeed in finding any of Lemon's books; Wolff, 4047, describing the cloth as ‘sand-grain', which it almost is. All of Lemon's books are now scarce.

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LE QUEUX (William). Zoraida. A romance of The harem and the Great Sahara. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. Tower Publishing Company Limited, 95, Minories, E., 1895. Sm.double f'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates; vignette on title, and sixteen illustrations in the text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light greyish-blue buckram, ruled black, blocked black, red, and silver, lettered black, and black-outlined red, on front cover, ruled red, blocked red and black, lettered silver, red, and black, on spine. Covers slightly used; otherwise a very nice copy.

Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.139, describing the cover colour as ‘royal blue', which it has not been in any copy we have seen, and also recording a probably advance copy in red buckram. The book is of far more interest from a genre point of view than Locke allows: we would describe it as a mystical arabian fantasy, partly rationalised as science fiction, and involving a conventional murder story as a sub-plot. Hubin, p.253, recording this title as of doubtful status, which in view of the subordinate nature of the murder story is perhaps fair: it is primarily an arabian fantasy.

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LE VOLEUR. For Love of a Bedouin Maid. With 16 Fullpage [sic] Illustrations By Ernest Dyer. London 1897, Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row. Extra cr.8vo; half-tone frontispiece and fifteen plates; pp.[iv]+444; crimson and scarlet mixed-weave coarse linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Front end-papers, half-title, and edges foxed; a few scattered light dusty fingermarks; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

A romance centred about the career of Napoleon, but involving prophecy, an ancient city beneath an oasis in Egypt lit by an underground volcano, a protective amulet, etc. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', Sadleir, or Wolff. There is no list of plates, but are marked for pp.6, 12, 16, 29, 59, 89, 138, 160, 192, 231, 299, 310, 324, 380, and 394. All are tipped in to face the left-hand pages at those openings except those for pp.59 and 299 which are tipped in similarly at the following openings.

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LIE (Jonas). Wierd tales from Northern seas. From the Danish of Jonas Lie By R. Nisbet Bain. With twelve illustrations By Laurence Housman. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1893. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and eleven plates; final blank; diagonally fine ribbed blue flecked pale blue cloth, panelled gilt, embossed and lettered blue flecked pale blue, on front cover and spine; t.e.g., lower-edges mainly trimmed. Covers foxed, and spine damp-mottled; light marking of back end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Not in Locke.

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LITTLE (Canon W.J. Knox). The waif from the Waves. A story of three lives Touching this world and another. Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1894. 16pp. prospectus for Sidney Kiek's ‘Library of Humour' series bound in at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed green cloth lettered on the spine in gilt; a.e.g. Slight dampspotting of covers, otherwise a fine copy.

Occult fantasy.

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[LOUDON (Jane C.).]. The mummy! A tale Of The twenty-second century. In three volumes. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1827. Volumes two (lacking prelims. and first leaf of text) and three only. Lge.12mo; half-title, with printer's imprint on verso present in volume three (the verso of the title being blank), and 5pp. integral Colburn advertisements at end, starting on verso of last text leaf; printer's imprint present at foot of last page of text in each volume; pp.[?iv]+348; [iv]+303+[v]; disbound, preserving three end-papers. Text near fine.

Block, p.143; not in Sadleir, Wolff, Summers, or Locke's ‘Spectrum'. A second edition was published the next year, for which the text was silently, but very heavily, revised.

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[LOUDON (Jane C.).]. The mummy! A tale Of the twenty-second century. In three volumes. Second edition. Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1828. Volumes two and three only. Lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; printer's imprint on verso of the title leaves, and at end of text; 4pp. integral Colburn advertisements at end of volume two (the verso of the last text-leaf being blank); 12pp. 12mo catalogue of Baldwin and Cradock publications bound in at end of volume three; pp.[ii]+331+[i]+[iv]; [ii]+311+[i (printer's imprint page)]; quarter drab paper, greyish blue board sides, paper spine label. Paper of spines chipped; otherwise near fine.

Block, p.143, recording only the first edition of the previous year; neither edition in Sadleir, Wolff, Summers, or Locke's ‘Spectrum'. The text of the present edition was silently, but very heavily, revised, such that in volume two for example p.60 of the first edition corresponds to p.37 of the second - a loss of some twenty-three pages, although the volume as a whole is finally no more than a bare seventeen pages shorter; whilst sentences were also re-cast and verbal changes made in both volumes, passim, without significantly affecting the lineation of the individual page.

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LOWSON (Alexander). John Guidfollow Or The Murder of the Earl of Strathmore: A mystical, historical romance Of Forfarshire. Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1890. Demy 8vo; pp.303+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted smaller format 16pp. catalogue at end; plum smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Cloth of spine restored at head and tail; front free end-paper replaced; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's own copy, with his wood-engraved bookplate on the front paste-down. "The story is not a pleasant one, being a record of murder, witchcraft, and lawless smuggling." - Author's Introduction. Set in Scotland (in and around Forfar) in the early years of the eighteenth century, and largely founded upon historical records. The last seventy-two pages are taken up by an Appendix dealing largely with the beliefs in witchcraft and the supernatural prevalent in Scotland in the period. A very scarce novel. Not in Sadleir, Wolff, or Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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MAC DONALD (George). Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women. By George Mac Donald, Author of "Within and Without." London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1858. (The right of Translation is reserved). Pp.[iv]+323+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end, dated July, 1859; olive green straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Re-cased and with new end-papers matching those of the original; cloth of spine a little faded and rubbed, and showing slight wear at head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir, 1479, recording a copy with the same advertisements as ours; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.146, recording a copy with advertisements dated September, 1858. Both note the extreme scarcity of this title in good, or even acceptable condition - the Locke copy having the joints repaired and being otherwise only ‘fairly good'. The binding, which is illustrated by Sadleir, is identical with that of the earlier issue. In this copy the following

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MAC DONALD (George). The portent: A Story Of The inner vision of the highlanders, commonly Called the second sight. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1864. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+290+[ii]; pebble grain cerise cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Recased, preserving the original end-papers, these strengthened at inner joints with matching paper; some light dusting and marking in text; in general, however, very good.

The Garnett family copy, with the ink signature of Richard Garnett, and the subsequent faint pencilled initials of Edward Garnett, on the front free end-paper, together with the book-label of David Garnett on the front paste-down. A fairly comprehensive provenance! A scarce title, not in Sadleir or Wolff's second collection; Wolff's first collection, 29; Locke's ‘Spectrum', p.146, recording a worn, shaken, and loose copy in an otherwise similar casing of brown cloth.

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MAC DONALD (George). Lilith: A romance. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1895. Title-page printed in red and black; pp.viii+351+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated March, 1895, listing this title as ‘Shortly'; very fine blackish brown dotted-line-ribbed cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with repeated pattern of tendrils dissected within diamonds in dark blue-green. Unobtrusive restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine, and one corner slightly bruised; occasional light and very minute pencilled notes passim (translating the Italian, etc.), and typed leaf of thin paper bearing references to Lilith in English and Hebrew tipped onto back of title-page, by somebody called Collins whose name is lightly pencilled on the half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

The notes and tipped-in leaf would be readily removable - but they are interesting, and who would want to? MacDonald's second and last adult fantasy novel. "It has parallels with ‘Phantastes' (1858) and shows the slight influence of Carroll, but it is easily the strangest product of Victorian fantasy. It is the obvious parent of Lindsay's ‘Voyage to Arcturus' (1920) and fascinated C. S. Lewis; as an allegory of heterodox Christianity it bears an interesting relation to the works of T. F. Powys." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2 - 115; Bleiler, ‘The Guide to Supernatural Fiction', 1068; Clute and Nichols (eds), ‘The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction' (1993), p.750; Clute and Grant (eds), ‘The Encyclopedia of Fantasy' (1997), p, 605; Schlobin, ‘The Literature of Fantasy', 700; ‘Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature', II, pp.880 - 86; Tymn (ed), ‘Fantasy Literature', p.134; Waggoner, ‘The Hills of Faraway', 642. Bleiler, ‘Checklist', (1947), p.187, (1978), p.29; Reginald, 09423; Sadleir, 1478; Wolff, first collection, (19): not in second collection; Locke, ‘Spectrum', p.146: "A fantasy which utilises the concept of co-existent universes."

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MACHEN (Arthur). The Great God Pan And The Inmost Light. John Lane, Vigo St.; Boston: Roberts Bros., 1894. Narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title; decorated title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. tipped in publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as the next ‘In rapid preparation', followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue, dated 1894; dark greyish lavender buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered white on front cover, blocked and numbered white on back cover, blocked white, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to cloth of spine at head and tail; spine very slightly faded; end-papers a little foxed; light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the fifth volume of The Keynotes Series. The title-page and covers were designed by Aubrey Beardsley. Goldstone & Sweetser, 6a.

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MACHEN (Arthur). The Three Impostors Or The Transmutations. London: John Lane, Vigo St.; Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. Title-page printed in red and black; 14pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1895; dark lavender buckram, blocked and lettered white on front cover, blocked and dated white on back cover, blocked white and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Light foxing of edges and end-papers; otherwise an extremely fine bright copy, entirely unopened apart from the first few leaves. Very scarce thus.

Danielson, p.25; Goldstone & Sweetser 7a. Danielson describes the cloth as ‘blue', Goldstone & Sweetser as ‘dark blue, almost black'; we ourselves have previously described copies as being in ‘dark blue' cloth: we are now convinced that they were merely dirty, and that the correct colour, as above, is (not very) dark lavender - all of which only goes to show the scarcity of really bright, clean copies! Goldstone & Sweetser, it should be noted, also, give a totally erroneous collation for the final gathering and advertisements - recording their result with some (quite justified) surprise. The covers, title-page, and device on the verso of the Contents leaf were designed by Aubrey Beardsley. Issued as volume XIX of The Keynotes Series.

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