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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File G: Yellowbacks.

AINSWORTH (W. Harrison, Esq.). Old Saint Paul's; A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. In two volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1850. 2 Vols., small format; series title precedes title-page in each volume; half-titles not called for; glazed yellow boards printed in red and very dark green. Backstrip lacking in volume one, chipped at head and tail of spine in volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

First issue of the first collected edition, of which these are Vols. VIII and IX - and in each case the latest listed in the advertisements. Sadleir, 3396/VIII & IX, recording only the cloth issue: "In my experience the series is very uncommon, and I have not succeeded in acquiring a complete set . . . The volumes are extremely elegant in design".Published at 1s. in boards and 1s. 6d. in cloth. Sadleir describes the boards of the series as printed in red and very dark green.

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AINSWORTH (W. Harrison, Esq.). Guy Fawkes; Or, The gunpowder treason. An Historical Romance. Complete in one volume. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1850. Small format; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; glazed yellow boards printed in red and very dark green. Backstrip lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

First issue of the first collected edition, of which this is Vol. X. - and the latest listed in the advertisements Sadleir, 3396/X, recording this title only from an advertisement: "In my experience the series is very uncommon, and I have not succeeded in acquiring a complete set . . . The volumes are extremely elegant in design". "Double Volume", Published at 1s. 6d. in boards and 2s. in cloth. Sadleir describes the boards of the series as printed in red and very dark green.

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ALEXANDER (Mrs.). Mrs. Crichton's creditor. A Novel. A new edition. F.V. White & Co, 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C, 1899. Publisher's 16pp. inserted Catalogue at end; pale yellow glazed boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements on facing surfaces. End-papers darkened, and one slightly chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

An unusually restrained binding. Not in Sadleir.

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ANDERSEN (Hans Christian). The Improvisatore; Or, Life in Italy. From the Danish Of Hans Christian Andersen By Mary Howitt. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, N.D. [1897]. Lge. format; 6pp. integral advertisements at end. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine and over back joint, and spine darkened; but a nice copy.

A late reprint of a title first issued in this form in 1863. The cover design (black lettering and illustration, and pink frame on a white ground) suggests that date of issue: but the advertisements date from 1897. Sadleir records no yellowback edition.

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ANONYMOUS. Divorce In 1857: The Talbot case. Letters by "Cujus," Containing full particulars of the case, with Observations on the present unsatisfactory state of the law. Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street, 1857. Small format; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; glazed yellow boards printed in black, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements of other works relating to the case; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with publisher's advertisements. Backstrip lacking; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

A yellowback par excellence! Not in Sadleir.

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ANONYMOUS. "The Julia." A tale. By the author of "Nellie of Truro." London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; Ipswich: J.M. Burton and Co., N.D. [c.1859]. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title (bearing the words ‘COPYRIGHT EDITION') precede letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; pp.303+[i (blank)]; thin glazed tangerine boards, printed in black; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with series advertisements. Some wear to spine at extreme head and tail, and paper over back joint rubbed or worn; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as volume 48 of the ‘Run and Read Library', this copy being said on the sides to belong to the ‘287th thousand'. We have failed to trace either this title or ‘Nellie of Truro' in Wright, but the words ‘copyright edition' on the engraved title may perhaps suggest an American origin. The British Library Catalogue supplies the date 1859. Sadleir, 3673, records the series to No.22; not in Wolff.

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ANTHOLOGY. Heads Of The people; Or Portraits of the English. Selected from the crowd. Drawn by Kenny Meadows. And described by Douglas Jerrold. William Howitt. W.M. Thackeray. / Mrs. Gore. Mrs. S.C. Hall. Leman Rede. / Captain Glascock. James Smythe. Etc., etc., etc. London: Willoughby & Co., Warwick Lane & Smithfield. W. Tegg & Co. George Routledge & Co. Darton & Co., Glasgow: R. Griffin & Co., N.D. [1853]. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf precedes frontispiece; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and twentythree plates, all on tinted paper, inserted between the Preface and the text; pp.[2]+vi+184; glazed terra-cotta boards printed in black on sides and up spine, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements (including one for this volume, price two shillings, describing it as ‘A Selection of Popular Portraits from the Heads of the People'); text-paper end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Paper covering of spine split at tail-edge of joints, and boards just a trifle rubbed; inscription dated ‘Decr. 8th 1853' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A selection from the two series originally published in 1839-40. Apparently the first edition thus. An unusual ‘Yellowback' of an early date.

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[BARING-GOULD (Sabine).]. Mehalah: A story of the salt marshes. By the Author of ‘John Herring' &c. A new edition. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1886. Slight general wear to covers; old re-gluing of boards at joints; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3430. First published in two volumes in 1880.

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[BARKER (Matthew Henry).]. Tough yarns. By The old sailor, Author of ‘Greenwich Hospital,' etc. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [1886]. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.122+[vi]; light yellow paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black, from woodblocks, after the manner of a yellowback, on back wrapper with an advertisement for Bennett's Watches, and lettered up spine, in black, on inside front wrapper with publisher's advertisements, on inside back wrapper with commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Very slight dusting of wrappers, but a virtually fine copy. Scarce, especially thus.

Issued price sixpence as no.87 in the series ‘Notable Novels', the advertisements on the inside front wrapper listing the series to no.90. Also listed on the inside front wrapper are the first nine titles in the series ‘Warne's Notable Books'. Originally published by Effingham Wilson in 1835. Includes ‘Ghost Stories', ‘The Greenwich Hospital', etc. This series not in Sadleir.

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BESANT (Walter) and RICE (James). The Case of Mr. Lucraft; And Other Tales. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1877. Half-title cancelled and replaced with advertisement leaf tipped on to the stub; November 1881 catalogue at end. Nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, who records only one Besant and Rice yellowback title before 1884, and that in a much later remainder issue.

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BESANT (Walter) and RICE (James). The seamy side. A Story. A new edition. Chatto and Windus, N.D. [1881]. Small format; half-title and advertisement leaf precede title page; leaf bearing printer's device on recto, blank on verso, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated March, 1881; deep yellow glazed boards printed in black, red, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; craem end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight general wear to edges of covers, and nick in headband; back end-papers a little cracked; otherwise a nice bright copy.

First yellowback edition. Originally published in three volumes in 1880. Neither Sadleir nor Wolff possessed the first edition; Sadleir, 3442 records a later large format yellowback edition, also published by Chatto and Windus.

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BESANT (Walter) and RICE (James). The golden butterfly. A Novel. Chatto & Windus, 1893. Advertisement leaf precedes title page; half-title not called for; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements; yellow boards printed in red, green and black. Slight general wear to covers; piece chipped from paper covering of spine (but not the underlying cloth); front free end-paper lacking, back one stained and partly adhering to paste-down; otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 3442, listing an 1886 printing.

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BESANT (Walter). All sorts and conditions Of men: An Impossible Story. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1884. Slight general wear to covers, but in general a nice copy.



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BESANT (Walter). Herr Paulus: His rise, his greatness, & his fall. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1890. Half-title not called for; pp.viii+316; inserted leaf of thinner paper bearing commercial advertisements on recto, publisher's woodcut device on verso, precedes publisher's 32pp. inserted catalogue dated April, 1890, at end; glazed yellow boards printed with advertisement for Pears' soap in black on back board, in red, green, and black on front cover and spine; cream end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Edges and extremities of spine a trifle rubbed, sides very lightly so; but an unusually nice copy.

Sadleir, 3442: apparently the first yellowback edition of a novel originally published in three volumes in 1888. The present copy includes the Preface first published in the first one-volume edition of that year.

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BESANT (Walter). All in a garden fair: The simple story of three boys and a girl. A new impression. Chato & Windus, 1908. Nice copy.

An unusually late example of a true yellowback in the established Victorian manner.

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BETHAM-EDWARDS (M.). The Flower of doom. New edition. Ward and Downey, N.D. [1887]. Backstrip chipped at head; back cover flexion cracked; otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 3548 records a shilling edition (this is priced 2/-), denominated ‘Third Edition', in buff paper wrappers. Includes a Utopian novelette. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum'.

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BLACKMORE (R.D.). Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. Thirty-first edition. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1889. Final blank; pp.viii+517+[iii]; pale blue glazed boards printed in dark blue, black, and red on front cover and spine, in dark blue on back cover; light blue-green end-papers printed with commercial advertisements in black. Paper covering of spine a little chipped at edges; otherwise a nice copy.

Wolff, 536a, records the ‘30th edition', whilst Sadleir, 3446, records the ‘33rd edition', both also of 1889. A volume in the series ‘Low's Standard Novels'.

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BLACKMORE (Richard Doddridge). Alice Lorraine: A tale of the South Downs. New and cheaper edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1892 (All rights reserved.). Half-title not called for; pp.vi+393+[i (blank)]; whitish pale green glazed boards printed with advertisement for ‘Fry's Concentrated Cocoa' on back board in black and lime green, printed in black, lime green, and red on front cover and spine, the front board pictorial, the spine with a conventional design incorporating the words ‘Low's Standard Novels'; pale green end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Short closed tear to paper at head of spine, and inch of paper flaked from muslin over tail-edge of front joint; some cracking to front end-papers; otherwise an unusually nice copy, very clean and fresh, and with no rubbing.

Issued as a volume of Low's Standard Novels, and apparently the first edition thus. Originally published in three volumes in 1875. Not in Sadleir.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Lady Audley's secret. A Novel By the author of "Aurora Floyd", "Ishmael," "Vixen" "Fatal Three" Etc. etc. Stereotyped Edition. Lobdon: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1893. (All rights reserved.) Some general wear to covers, and slight dusting and marking to text, but a good copy.

Issued as the first volume of ‘The Author's Autograph Edition of Miss Braddon's novels, the series listing on the back cover running to number 50. Sadleir 3455; Hubin does not record this printing, but under 660j lists a later one with the series listing running to 53, and an earlies Maxwell issue with the series listing running to 34.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Gerard Or The world, the flesh, and the devil. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1893. Paper (but not underlying cloth) a little chipped over back joint; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 3455; Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of 1891.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. The Venetians. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. Simpkin, Marshal, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1893. Paper (but not underlying cloth) chipped over back joint; end-papers a little marked; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 3455; Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of 1892.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. An open verdict. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. Simpkin, Marshall and Co. N.D. [c.1888]. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; yellow glazed boards printed on front cover and spine in red and black, on back cover with advertisements for the ‘Cheap Edition of Miss Braddon's Novels' in black (fifty titles, ending with ‘Cut by the County', the present title being No.33). Covers a little rubbed and paper covering of boards worn at corners; in general a nice copy.

Sadleir 3455a lists other titles in the series, but not this one; Wolff, p.116; Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of 1878.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. The cloven foot. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1890. Covers a little dusty; small scuff in paper covering of spine; otherwise nice.

Not in the extensive Sadleir collection of Braddon yellowbacks. Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of 1879.

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. Charlotte's inheritance: A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1892. Half-title not called for; glazed yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; paste-downs printed with series advertisements. Small chip in paper covering of back board at fore-margin, and some insignificant marking of covers; otherwise nice.

Sadleir, 3455, lists an earlier Ward, lock edition; Wolff, 630b and d, lists two earlier yellowback editions, but not this one; Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of 1868. Issued as No.14 in the ‘Cheap Edition of Miss Braddon's Novels.'

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[BRADDON (M.E.).]. The fatal three. A Novel By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," [etc.]. Stereotyped Edition. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., N.D. [1889]. Covers a little dusty; paper (but not underlying cloth) chipped over back joint; front end-papers cracked; otherwise nice.

Not in the extensive Sadleir collection of Braddon yellowbacks. Hubin, p.44, listing the first edition of the previous year.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). The Martyrdom of Madelaine. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1891. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; paper on edges worn; in general effect a nice bright copy.

Originally published in three volumes in 1882; and as a yellowback in 1884. Not in Sadleir.

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BURNAND (F.C.). (Fifth edition.) Thirty-fifth thousand. A new light Thrown across the keep it quite Darkest Africa. A satirical and humorous sketch. All rights reserved. London: Trischler and Company, 18, New Bridge Street, E.C., N.D. [1890]. Sm.cr.8vo; integral leaf of commercial advertisements precedes half-titie, 16pp. commercial, publisher's, and trade advertisements at end; half-title, title, and two Contents leaves, all with commercial advertisements on verso; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; white wrappers, cut flush, printed pictorially in blue, black, and red, on front cover, in blue down spine and on back and inside covers, the back and inside covers bearing commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Virtually fine copy. Rare thus.

Probably issued as a volume in ‘Trischler's Shilling Library' other titles of which are mentioned in the publisher's advertisements. Neither this title nor this series in either Sadleir or Wolff.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Through One Administration. Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, N.D. [1887]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.445+[i (blank)]+[ii]; yellow glazed boards blocked in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, printed with commercial advertisements in black on back board; front end-papers printed on facing surfaces with advertisements, back end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with advertisements. Paper of spine worn slightly at head and tail, and somewhat rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

Probably issued as a volume of Warne's ‘Companion Library', though this is nowhere stated. The book was first published in England in three volumes in 1883, an American edition appearing the same year. It was copyrighted, however, in 1881, and entered at Stationers Hall that year, as is stated on the verso of the title in the present copy.

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BURNETT (Frances Hodgson). Louisiana And That lass o' Lowrie's. With illustrations. Macmillan and Co., 1887. Lge.f'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates; ivory boards ruled, blocked, and lettered black, panelled and blocked red, on sides and spine, lettered ivory-through-black and red-through-black on spine; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Minute chip in boards at extreme head of spine; some foxing of edges, end-papers, and prelims.; otherwise fine.

First yellowback edition. Originally published in England in 1880, the first work appearing also in America in that year, the second having appeared there in 1877. The covers, designed by L.F. Day, are unusual in that they are definitely blocked, not printed.

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CAINE (Hall). The bondman. A new saga. "Vengeance is Mine - I will repay" By Hall Caine Author of "The Manxman," "The Christian," "The Eternal City," "The Prodigal Son," "The Scapegoat," etc. To My son "Little Sunlocks". London, William Heinemann, 1911, All rights reserved. Demy 8vo format, printed in double-column; 4pp. commercial advertisements precede title-page, 2pp. at end, other advertisement pages scattered through text, but not included in the pagination; pp.138 of prelims. and text, about fourteen others; white glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed with commercial advertisements, and spine down-lettered, blue; front wrapper printed pictorially with a full-colour lithograph signed ‘Michael', the inside wrappers with commercial and series advertisements in black. Text embrowned throughout, otherwise a nice copy.

The front wrapper bears the legend: ‘Hodder & Stoughton, publishers, London By arrangement with William Heinemann'. A reprint (or re-issue with cancel first gathering) of the 1907 edition, including the ‘Preface to this edition' published in that. Issued as number 198 of ‘Hodder & Stoughton's Sixpenny Novels', the series number (but not the name) appearing on the spine.

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CHAMIER (Captain). The saucy Arethusa. London: Frederick warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, N.D. [1881]. Extra double cr.16mo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.191+[i (blank)]; yellow paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red, green, and black, from woodblocks, after the manner of a yellowback, on back wrapper with publisher's advertisements, and lettered up spine, in black; end-papers printed on facing surfaces and recto of back free end-paper with publisher's advertisements. Slight wear to paper of spine; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce, especially thus.

Issued price sixpence as no.55 in the series ‘Notable Novels', the advertisements on the front paste-down listing the series to no.63: hence probably a slightly later issue. Other series listings in the advertisements are for ‘The Chandos Classics', ‘Warne's Star Series' (1s. or 1s. 6d. in stiff picture wrappers; 1s. 6d.or 2s. in cloth gilt), and ‘The Companion Library' (a yellowback series, to volume 139). Originally published by Bentley under the title ‘The Arethusa' in three volumes in 1837, and under the present title by the same firm in 1860. This series not in Sadleir.

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COCKTON (Henry). Sylvester Sound The somnambulist. Popular edition. Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Covent Garden, 1868. Slight wear to edges of covers; free end-papers lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir, but like his copy of another Cockton book, ‘Valentine Vox', with a specially designed spine. Issued as a volume in the ‘Companion Library'.

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COLLINS (Wilkie). The moonstone: A romance. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1889. Half-title not called for; advertisement leaf at front and back; publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end; end-papers printed with advertisements. Slight wear to edges of covers; edges foxed; back free end-paper tipped down at gutter; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3475, recording an undated issue.

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CROKER (B.M.). A family likeness: A sketch in the Himalayas. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1894. Advertisement leaf before half-title; tipped in advertisement for Eno's Fruit Salt on thinner paper with cream paper onlay printed with portrait (of Marie Antoinette!) in sepia laid on to recto, followed by integral advertisement leaf, integral leaf bearing publisher's woodcut device on recto, blank on verso, and publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated Nov.1893, at end; pp.[4]+iv+308; glazed pale yellow boards printed in black, red, and green on front board and spine, with advertisement for Pears soap in black on back board; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements in black. Paper of spine a trifle chipped and marked, and covers slightly rubbed; poor quality end-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in three volumes in 1892. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 1612, recording the first edition only. This is the third edition, but the first as a yellowback.

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DICKENS (Charles). Christmas Books. With a frontispiece. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1866. Cr.8vo, printed in double columns; green glazed pictorial boards printed in black. Rebacked, preserving the original backstrip; end-papers and prelims. foxed; otherwise in general nice.

Issued as a volume in the monthly series ‘The People's Dickens'. Not in Sadleir, though under 3539 he records one other title in this series.

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DICKENS (Charles). Sketches by "Boz." Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1877. Vignette title-page; pp.viii+348; glazed pale green boards printed in red and black, the back cover bearing commercial advertisements; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with publisher's advertisements. Spine a little darkened, and paper covering chipped at extreme head and tail; slight wear to corners of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

Copies are also known with a publisher's undated catalogue inserted at end. Sadleir, 3539

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DICKENS (Charles). Sketches by "Boz." Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1877. Vignette title-page; pp.viii+348; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue, undated, at end; glazed pale green boards printed in red and black, the back cover bearing commercial advertisements; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with publisher's advertisements. Spine a little darkened, and very slight wear to corners of boards; otherwise a nice copy.

Copies are also known without the inserted catalogue at end. Sadleir, 3539

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DISRAELI (The Right Honorable B.). Lothair. New edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., N.D. [1877]. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; [xx]+485+[i (blank)]+[vi]; glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with series advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Slight general wear to covers, but a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Modern Novelist's Library' as a yellowback, as here, at 2s. or in cloth at 2s. 6d. Includes the General Preface written by Disraeli for the 1871 Cabinet Edition of his novels. Sadleir, 3540 lists six of the ten Disraeli yellowback titles, but not this one, mis-ascribing them to 1881 on the basis of an inscription.

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DISRAELI (The Right Honorable B.). Coningsby, Or The new generation. New edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., N.D. [1877]. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by 4pp. advertisements probably printed conjugate with the prelims., and publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated January 1877, at end; [ii]+[ix]+[i (blank)]+477+[i (blank)]+[ii]?+[iv]; glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with series advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in purple. Slight wear to head and tail of spine and to paper covering at corners; sides slightly rubbed and dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Modern Novelist's Library' as a yellowback, as here, at 2s. or in cloth at 2s. 6d. Includes the Preface written by Disreaeli for the fifth edition of 1849. Sadleir, 3540 lists six of the ten Disraeli yellowback titles, but not this one, mis-ascribing them to 1881 on the basis of an inscription.

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DISRAELI (The Right Honorable B.). Tancred, Or The new crusade. New edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., N.D. [1877]. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; [iv]+487+[i (blank)]+[iv]; glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with series advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Modern Novelist's Library' as a yellowback, as here, at 2s. or in cloth at 2s. 6d. Sadleir, 3540/4

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[DISRAELI (The Right Honorable B.). Vivian Grey. New edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., N.D.] [1878]. pp.[iv (ex vi)]+487+[i (blank)]; glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with series advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Unobtrusively rebacked preserving the original backstrip; lacking the title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Modern Novelist's Library' as a yellowback, as here, at 2s. or in cloth at 2s. 6d. This edition not in Sadleir or Wolff, though Sadleir under 3540/4 records other volumes in the series. Includes Disraeli's ‘Advertisement' [i.e. preface] of 1853.

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DONOVAN (Dick [i.e. J.E. Preston-Muddock]). In the grip of The law. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1900. Sm.globe 8vo; Contents leaf and first leaf of last gathering single insets; pp.[vi]+313+[i (blank)]; inserted advertisement leaf for ‘Eno's Fruit Salt' in full colour, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘Nov. 1900'; glazed white boards printed on back cover with advertisement for ‘Pears' soap in black, on front cover and spine in black, red, and blue; white end-papers. Spine a trifle rubbed and paper a little chipped at extremities of spine and over joints; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Hubin, p.123. A title originally published in 1892.

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‘DRUID' (The, i.e., H.H. DIXON). Saddle and Sirloin; Or, English farm and sporting Worthies. With engravings on steel. Revised and re-edited. Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [1871]. Sm.format; engraved and letterpress titles; frontispiece. Spine ends a little worn, and small rodent nibble from extreme corner of front board and first few leavesoftext; otherwise in general nice.

Not in Sadleir. Issued as a volume in ‘The Druid Sporting Series'.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Ascanio. An historical romance. By Alexandre Dumas Author of "Monte Christo," etc. London: Charles H. Clarke, 23a, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1858]. F'cap 8vo; two integral leaves of publisher's advertisements at end printed on facing surfaces only and serving as end-papers; pp.[iv]+264+[iv]; deep yellow glazed boards printed on front cover and spine in red and black, on back cover with advertisements for books published by Piper, Stephenson, and Spence, 23, Paternoster Row, in black. Small chip to head of spine, and paper over back joint chipped removing ‘D' of author's name (this neatly repaired); otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce early yellowback.

British Library copy only on COPAC, though apparently of the 1859 re-issue; Sadleir, 3543/1; Munro, p.62, recording the first Clarke printing as 1855. We have dated this copy from the advertisements. Sadleir is apparently in error in stating that the first Clarke edition was published in 1847.

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DUMAS (Alexandre). Chicot, the jester. An historical romance (Sequel to "Marguerite de Valois"). By Alexandre Dumas Author of "Monte Cristo," "The Three Musketeers," etc. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, Manchester and New York, N.D. [c.1894]. Double med.16mo; integral leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.158+[ii]; buff paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on sides and up spine in black, the back cover bearing commercial advertisements, printed pictorially red, black, and green on front cover from wood-engravings; inside covers printed with commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Covers very slightly foxed and dusty, and paper of spine a little chipped, not seriously affecting printe area; pages lightly embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume 96 of ‘The Caxton Novels', the advertisements listing the series to No.116. Not in Munro or COPAC. Dated here from the COPAC listing of other volumes in the advertisements.

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[EDEN (The Hon. Emily).]. The Semi-attached couple. By the author of "The Semi-detached House." New edition. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1872. Sm.format; deep yellow boards printed in black, red, and green. Head and tail of spine worn, and some wear to paper over joints; otherwise nice.

Not in sadleir. Issued as volume 204 of ‘The Select Library of Fiction', the advertisements on the front end-papers listing the series to volume 209. First issued in two volumes in 1860. All early editions of this title are scarce.

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EDWARDES (Mrs. [Annie]). Archie Lovell. New edition. Chapman & Hall (Limited), 193, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1875]. Half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's advertisements bound in before integral leaf of commercial advertisements at end; primrose boards printed on back cover with advertisements in black, with fine illustration on front cover, and on spine, in red, brown, sea-green, and very dark blue; end-papers printed with advertisements in dark blue. Head of spine minutely chipped; neat, almost invisible restoration to front joint; otherwise, and in general effect, nice.

Issued at 2/- as volume 140 of the ‘Select Library of Fiction', this being a later issue, the end-papers advertising the series to volume 416. Sadleir, 3547, recording only an edition issued by Chatto & Windus in 1899. First published in three volumes by Tinsley in 1866, that edition being listed by Wolff as 2001.

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EILOART (Mrs. [Elizabeth]). The dean's wife. A Novel. A new edition. London: F.V. White & Co., 31 Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., N.D [1883]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; publisher's and commercial advertisements on verso of title-page; page of commercial advertisements at end (one looking forward to the ‘Health Exhibition of 1884'), verso blank; pp.iv+382+[ii]; glazed yellow boards printed in red and black on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisements in black on back cover. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and corners, and front end-paper lacking; otherwuse a nice copy. Scarce.

First published in three volumes by Samuel Tinsley in 1880, and reprinted in one volume in cloth in 1882. This is the first yellowback edition. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN (Mm.). The Mysterious Doctor. Containing "Doctor Matheus," and "Friend Fritz." Ward, Lock, & Co., N.D. [1880]. 2 Vols. in one, pp.[5]-200; [8]-274; two catalogues at end. Paper chipped at head of spine, and cloth backing a little rubbed and frayed; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir, who speculated that only one title was issued in this double form. Issued originally as Vols.8 and 10 of ‘S.O. Beeton's Erckmann-Chatrian's Library'.

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EWING (Juliana Horatia). Lob Lie-by-the-fire; Or, The luck of Lingborough. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," "Daddy Darwin's Dovecot," "The Story of a Short Life," "Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances," etc., etc. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [1885]. Double sq.16mo, printed throughout in sepia; frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations in text; pp.72; white wrappers printed outside in pale buff, sepia and red, cut flush. Four leaves with sepia ink marks in blank margins, presumably due to a fault in the printing, and two or three small fox-spots on edges; otherwise a fine copy.pThe back wrapper advertises the 60th Thousand of ‘Jackanapes', the 40th Thousand of Daddy Darwin's Dovecot, and the 40th Thousand of ‘The Story of a Short Life'. First published in ‘Little Folks' in 1873, and as a volume, dated, 1874.TOGETHER WITH: GATTY (Horatia K.F.). Juliana Horatia Ewing And her books. By Horatia K.F. Gatty. With a portrait by George Reid, R.S.A. Sixteen illustrations from sketches by J.H. Ewing, And a cover designed by Randolph Caldecott. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1885. Sq.8vo; half-title not called for; inserted heliogravure portrait frontispiece by A. Durand of Paris after George Reid; other illustrations in text; pp.88; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in grey-green and black. Two fox-spots on fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy. Includes a List of Mrs. Ewing's Works.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Daddy Darwin's Dovecot: A Country Tale by Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," &c. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [1884 or 1885]. Double sq.16mo, printed throughout in sepia; inserted frontispiece printed in colour; other illustrations in text; pp.52 (including half-title and title but not frontispiece); pale yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed pictorially on front wrapper, and with advertisement on back wrapper, both in red and sepia. Two or three fox-spots on fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy.pFirst published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' in 1881', and as a volume in 1884 or 1885 both in a hardcover edition, and a paperback. The present copy exhibits a later state of the wrappers, however, copies being known which advertise ‘Jackanapes' as in the Thirty-Fourth Thousand rather than the Sixtieth, as here.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Mary's meadow And Letters from a Little Garden. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," "Daddy Darwin's Dovecot," "The Story of a Short Life," "Lob Lie-by-the-fire; or, the luck of Lingborough," etc., etc. Illustrated by Gordon Browne, Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [1886]. Sq.8vo; integral frontispiece and vignette title-page; other illustrations in text; pp.96 (including frontispiece); light blue-green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in red and black, on back wrapper with advertisements in black. Fine copy.pThe back wrapper advertises ‘Jackanapes', ‘Daddy Darwin's Dovecot', ‘The Story of a Short Life', ‘Lob Lie-by-the-fire', and ‘Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books', without giving edition statements for any of them. ‘Mary's Meadow' was first published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' between November 1883 and November 1884; the ‘Letters' between November 1884 and February 1885. This, and the hardcover edition were both published in 1886. Osborne Collection pp.230 - 341.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). The Story of a Short Life. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," "Daddy Darwin's Dovecot," etc. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Lætus Sorte Mea. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [1885]. Sq.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page; other illustrations in text; final leaf a single inset; pp.82; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in pale sage-green and black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements. Some foxing to edges; otherwise a fine copy.pThe back wrapper advertises ‘Jackanapes' (Fiftieth thousand), and ‘Daddy Darwin's Dovecot' (without edition statement). ‘The Story of a Short Life' was first published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' as ‘Lætus Sorte Mea', in 1882. It is said to have been published as a book four days before the author's death.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). (Ninetieth Thousand). Jackanapes. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. With Illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [1885]. Sq.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page; other illustrations in text; final page publisher's advertisements; pp.47+[i]; white wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, green blue and buff. A single fox-spot on top edges of prelims., and wrappers lightly embrowned; otherwise a fine copy.pThe back wrapper bears an illustration by Caldecott. ‘Jakanapes' was first published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' in 1879. This edition is said by some authorities to have been published in 1886, but the binding of the present collection is dated 1885 (v. note infra).TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). The peace egg And A Christmas Mumming Play. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," etc., etc., etc. With illustrations by Gordon Browne Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [?1885 (v. note)]. Sq.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page; other illustrations in text; final leaf a single inset; pp.58; light brownish pink wrappers, cut flush except at lower edge, printed on front wrapper in brown and black, on back wrapper with advertisements in black. Two fox-spots on large lower edges of wrappers; otherwise a fine copy.pThe back wrapper advertises ‘Dandelion Clocks', ‘Mary's Meadow', ‘Lob Lie-by-the-fire', ‘Daddy Darwin's Dovecot', ‘The Story of a Short Life', and ‘Jackanapes', all without edition statements. ‘The Peace Egg' was first published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' in 1871. The first book edition is usually said to have been published in 1887, but the binding of the present collection is dated 1885 (v. note infra).TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Dandelion Clocks And Other Tales. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," etc., etc., etc. Illustrated by Gordon Browne & other artists Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; 26, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Brighton: 135, North Street. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., N.D. [?1885 (v. note)]. Sq.8vo; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title-page; other illustrations in text; final page publisher's advertisements; pp.55+[i]; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back wrapper bearing advertisements. A few scattered fox-spots on fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy.pThe back wrapper advertises ‘Mary's Meadow', ‘Lob Lie-by-the-fire', ‘The Story of a Short Life', ‘Daddy Darwin's Dovecot', ‘Jackanapes', and ‘Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books' all without edition statements. Six short stories, all except ‘The Trinity Flower' which appeared in ‘The Monthly Packet' in 1866, first published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine'. All but four of the illustrations are by Gordon Browne, the rest being German woodcuts which served as the inspiration of four of the tales. The first book edition is usually said to have been published in 1887, but the binding of the present collection is dated 1885 (v. note infra). Osborne p.339; Gamuchian, 2345 (hypothesising the publication date as ‘ca.1886').Eight volumes all in the original wrappers bound together, apparently when new, in black art-linen ruled, tooled, and dated gilt and with circlar lettering piece on spine; t.e.g., endpapers coated black; armorial bookplate of Thomas Charles Venables on front pastedown. The date ‘1885' appears at the foot of the spine, and may seem to cast doubt on the accepted dating of the last three volumes listed above. It is possible, however, that the binder merely took the date from the single dated volume here included.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Jan of the Windmill: A Story of the Plains. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," "Flat Iron for a Farthing" etc. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [1884 or 1885]Sq.8vo, printed in double column; integral frontispiece and ten illustrations by Mrs. Allingham in text; final page blank; pp.151+[i]; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. A little foxing, more or less confined to prelims and fore-edges, and two or three light marks in margins; but a nice copy, nonetheless.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' in 1873 under the title ‘The Miller's Thumb', and in volume form in 1876. The prelims. of the present copy include two author's Notes, the second dated 1884 (v. note infra).TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). The Brownies And other tales. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "Jackanapes," "Six to Sixteen," "A Flat Iron for a Farthing," etc. etc. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New edition. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886.Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.122+[ii]; pale yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Slight foxing to edges, and two or three very light marks in margins; but a near fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published in volume form in 1870 by Bell and Daldy.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). A flat iron for a farthing; Or, Some passages in the life of An only son. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "We and the World," "Six to Sixteen," etc. etc. With twelve illustrations by Mrs. Allingham. New edition. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.xii+116; pale pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. A couple of very light marks in margins; but a near fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' in 1870 - 1871, and in volume form in 1872 (but dated 1873) by Bell and Daldy.TOGETHER WITH: SHAW (Flora L.). Hector: A story for young people. By Flora L. Shaw, Author of "Castle Blair," etc. With twelve illustrations by W.J. Hennessy. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. (The right of Translation is reserved.)Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; final page blank; pp.123 (including frontispiece)+[i]; cream wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. A near fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper of the preceding item, and on the inside back wrapper as "New story by Flora Shaw" in two editions: a hardcover edition at 5s. and a paperback as here. The hardcover was first published in 1883. This appears to be the first paperback edition. Both editions appear to be very scarce, COPAC recording copies of either only at Cambridge, Birmingham, and the National Library of Scotland.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Six to sixteen. A story for girls. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "A Flat Iron for a Farthing," "Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances," "Jan of the Windmill," "Lob-lie-by-the-fire," etc. etc. With ten illustrations by Mrs. Allingham. New edition. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+120; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Small snag to one fore-margin (probably an original binding fault); otherwise a very nice copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' but in a shortened form, and in volume form in 1875 (but dated 1876). A second edition appeared in hardcover in 1885, the prent copy representing the first paperback printing. It appears to be quite scarce, COPAC recording only the Cambridge, Glasgow, and National Library of Scotland copies.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Melchior's dream. And other tales. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. (J.H.G.) Author of "Jan of the Windmill," "A Great Emergency," etc. Edited by Mrs. Alfred Gatty, Author of "Parables from Nature," etc. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. New edition. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; pp.112 (including frontispiece); pale pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Two pages with small pale stains to lower margin, and one leaf with small stain to fore-margin; otherwise a fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. The author's first book, originally published in 1862, the present edition, together with a hardcover printing of the same date, being expanded by the addition of three stories, and the illustrations by Gordon Browne. Included after Margaret Gatty's Editor's Preface is a Note by Horatia K.F. Gatty dated November 1885. This paperback printing appears to be quite scarce, COPAC recording only the London Library, Oxford, Birmingham, and Liverpool copies.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). A great emergency And other tales. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "A Flat Iron for a Farthing," "Six to Sixteen," etc. etc. With illustrations. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; pp.128 (including frontispiece); pale buff wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Slight foxing to edges; otherwise a fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published in ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine' between 1873 and 1875, and in volume form in 1877, the present paperback edition, and the hardcover edition of the same date, being, according to the advertisements, enlarged, and with the illustrations added.TOGETHER WITH: EWING (Juliana Horatia). Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. Author of "A Flat Iron for a Farthing," "Jan of the Windmill," "Jackanapes," etc. etc. With ten illustrations by J.A. Pasquier and J. Wolf. New edition. London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886. (The right of Translation is reserved.) Sq.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in text; final blank; pp.117 (including frontispiece)+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; slightly large pale pink wrappers, printed in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements. Slight foxing to edges, and large fore-edges of wrappers slightly dusty; otherwise a fine copy.pIssued as a volume in ‘The Shilling Series', this being advertised on the back wrapper. First published as a volume in 1869. The present paperback printing appears to be scarce, COPAC listing the Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, and York Minster copies only.Eight volumes all in the original wrappers bound together in brown art-linen ruled, tooled, and dated gilt and with circlar lettering piece on spine; t.e.g., endpapers coated brown. The date ‘1886' appears at the foot of the spine. Slight wear to cloth of front joint and at head and tail of spine; armorial bookplate of Thomas Charles Venables on front pastedown.Fourteen works by Juliana Horatia Ewing, one by Horatia K.F. Gatty, and one by Flora Shaw, all in the original paper wrappers, bound into two volumes not quite uniform, eight of the volumes having been issued in Bell's Shilling Series.

In binding up these volumes, the original sewing has been retained, and they have not been further trimmed. They appear to have been stabbed and sewn through close to the spines without disturbing the wrappers in any way, so that the backstrips are in fact still present, though not visible except in the case of one with large wrappers at the tail-edge (the top-edges, of course, have been trimmed for the gilding). The George Bell & Sons reprints occur regularly in two formats which appear to have been issued almost simultaneously: a hardcover edition printed in single column which often bears an edition statement, and a paperback edition printed in double column, as here, which does not. Bell's did not account for the paper covered printings when calculating the edition, so ‘Fourth Edition' on a hardcover book means the fourth hardcover printing or edition rather than the fourth edition or printing over all. Probably the hardcover edition generally had precedence, but the two editions may on occasion at least have been published simultaneously, and it is not possible in most cases to be certain what occurred.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File G: Yellowbacks.

FARJEON (B.L.). Great Porter Square: A mystery. Sixth edition. London: Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, N.D [1886]. (All Rights reserved.). Globe 8vo; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[3] - 372+[iv]; glazed yellow boards printed with publisher's advertisement in black on back cover, printed in black, red, and green on front cover and spine; front end-papers printed with trade and publisher's advertisements, back end-papers plain.Ownership inscription on front end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in the Sadleir collection. Dated from the advertisements. "There are wheels within wheels in this clever and startling tale. . . . So wierdly original that it imparts a yet more sombre horror to a situation full of terrible mystery." - Morning Post.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File G: Yellowbacks.

FARJEON (B.L.). The last tenant. Hutchinson & Co., 34, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1894]. Pp.320; glazed pale green boards printed in red and black on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements on facing surfaces. Covers dusty and showing some wear, but sound; scrape mark on corner of back cover; leaf before title page excised; light mark on some fore-edges; otherwise in general nice.

First published in cloth, at 5/-, in the preceding year. The present ‘yellowback' edition, at 2/-, is probably from the same type. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Hutchinson's Popular Novels', this being stated in the advertisement on the back paste-down. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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