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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File G: Yellowbacks.

FORREST (R.E.). Eight days. A new edition. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1892. Small format. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+vi+372+[iv]; yellow boards printed in black, green, and red on front cover, in black and red on spine, with commercial advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements in black. Slight general wear to covers; inscriptions on blank, and verso of half-title; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A novel of the Indian Mutiny first published in three volumes in 1891.

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GIBBON (Charles). A Princess of Jutedom. A Novel. John and Robert Maxwell, 1887. Small format, wire stitched; yellow boards printed in black, green, and red. Spine very worn and frayed; sides rubbed; internally nice.

The first one volume edition, yellowback (i.e., 2s.) issue, of a book originally published in three volumes in 1886 (v. Wolff, 2487). The one volume edition was also issued at 2s. 6d. in cloth gilt, and at 3s. 6d. in half morocco. Not in Sadleir.

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GILBERT (W.S.). The "Bab" ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. By W.S. Gilbert With illustrations by the author. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; Manchester and New York, N.D. [1892]. TOGETHER WITH: GILBERT (W.S.). More "Bab" ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. By W.S. Gilbert With illustrations by the author. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; Manchester and New York, N.D. [1892]. 2 Vols., Pott 8vo; pp.vi [erroneously paged viii]+5 - 154+[iv (integral advertisements)]; [vi]+202; pale yellow glazed boardsprinted on front board in red and black with illustrations by Gilbert, on back board with commercial advertisement in black, uplettered black on spine; end-papers printed with ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser. Tenth Issue', dated ‘1/2 92'. Slight wear to corners and extremities of spine; otherwise nice.

The covers give coloured versions of six of gilbert's drawings.

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GORE (Mrs.). The Dowager: A Novel. Geo. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1854. Sm.format; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; green boards printed in dark blue; end-papers printed with advertisements; slip of yellow paper advertising ‘Valentine Vox' tipped on to front end-paper. Backstrip lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume (?83 or 84) in Routledge's ‘Railway Library', the advertisements on the back paste-down listing the series up to No.82., with one unnumbered title. Published at ‘Eighteenpence'. Not in Sadleir, who does however record the three volume first edition of 1840; this title not in Wolff.

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GOULD (Nat). Landed at last. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, N.D. [1898]. Design rubbed on sides; slight wear to corners; otherwise nice.

First edition, yellowback issue. A volume in ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. Not in Sadleir. Hubin, p.175, erroneously dating the book as 1899. The English Catalogue of Books gives July 1898 for both issues.

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GREY (Mrs.). The Little wife. Twenty-fourth Thousand. G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1855. Small format; half-title not called for; 8pp. integral advertisements at end; pale green boards printed in dark green, the back board bearing publisher's advertisements; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements; pink slip advertising ‘Con Cregan' tipped onto front end-paper. External joints very unobtrusively restored with matching paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume of Routledge's Railway Library. Not in Sadleir.

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GRIFFIN (Gerald). The collegians. A Tale of Garryowen. A New Edition. London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, Farringdon Street; New York: 56, Walker Street, 1861. Small format; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements; deep yellow boards printed in red, black, and green. Re-backed preserving the original slightly chipped backstrip; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3571. Issued as a volume in Routledge's ‘Railway Library', price ‘Eighteen Pence'. First published in 1829, in three volumes. Lightly tipped on to the back paste-down in the present copy is a slip clipped from a newspaper giving a good deal of information (attributed to Lord Monteagle, who was responsible in real life for arresting Eily O'Connor's murderer) about the background of the novel, as also about Griffin's attitude to it - including the statement that he tried to buy back the copyright of the story with a view to its utter suppression, because he felt he had made the character of the murderer too glamorous.

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GRIFFITHS (Arthur). Lola: A tale of the rock. New edition. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1888. Small format; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; yellow boards printed in black, green, and red. Rebacked with matching paper, the original slightly rubbed and chipped back-strip being laid on; otherwise a nice copy.

First single volume edition of a title originally published in three volumes in 1876 (v. Wolff, 2806). Not in Sadleir.

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HANNAY (James). Singleton Fontenoy. A naval novel. A New Edition. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [c.1888]. Small format; half-title not called for; end-papers printed with ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser (Fifth Issue)'. Slight general wear to covers, otherwise nice.

Issued as a volume in ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. Originally published in 3 Vols. by Colburn in 1850 (v. Wolff, 2952). Not in Sadleir. Unusual in having a specially designed spine.

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HENDERSON (William, Chief Constable of Edinburgh). Clues: Or Leaves from a chief constable's Note book. Second edition. Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier, Edinburgh, And 24 Old Bailey, London, 1889. Lge.format; decorative end-papers. Rebacked, a little crudely, at an early date, but with the original backstrip laid on; otherwise a very nice copy.

First published in this same year. The English Catalogue of Books records two issues, apparently simultaneous, priced at 2/6 [?cloth] and 2/- [boards], but not a second edition: it seems possible at least that this ‘Second edition' is no more than the cheaper issue of the first edition. Not in Sadleir; Hubin, p.201. One of the comparatively uncommon yellowbacks with a specially designed (and very striking) spine.

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HOLMES (Oliver Wendell). The Guardian Angel. New Edition. Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited, 1896. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pale green boards printed in brown, red and dark green; light green end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Very slight rubbing of covers, and light embrowning of text; otherwise a fine copy.



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HUGO (Victor). Notre Dame, Or The bellringer of Paris. By Victor Hugo, Author of "Les Misérables," "Toilers of the Sea," Etc., etc. London, George Routledge and Sons Limited, Broadway House, Ludgate Hill, N.D. [c.1888]. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; integral leaf of commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; pp.190+[ii]; white paper wrappers, cut flush, printed pictorially on front wrapper in navy blue and red, downlettered on spine in navy blue, the back wrapper bearing a commercial advertisement in navy blue, the inside wrappers commercial advertisements in black. Light dampstaining to edges of wrappers; light embrowning to margins; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy. Very scarce, especially thus.

Dated from the publisher's advertisements most of which are for books published in 1887, and one for a book issued in 1888. No copy on COPAC.

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[HUNGERFORD (Mrs.).]. Mrs Geoffrey. By the author of ‘Phyllis' ‘Molly Bawn' ‘Airy Fairy Lilian' &c. A new edition. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1897. Small format; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; glazed yellow boards printed in red and black on front board and spine, with publisher's advertisement in black on back board; cream end-papers. Paper covering (but not the underlying muslin) slightly chipped at head of spine and lower parts of joints; nonetheless, in general effect a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff. Issued, according to the advertisements, as a volume in "‘The Molly Bawn' Series of Popular Novels" at 2/- in boards, as here, or at 2/6d., in limp red cloth.

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HUNGERFORD (Mrs.). The Professor's experiment. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1898. Publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated Jan.1898; white glazed boards printed in red, black, and green on front board, in black and green on spine, with commercial advertisement in red and black on back board; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Paper covering (but not the underlying muslin) chipped at head of spine and lower parts of joints; nonetheless, in general effect a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 3441, records only the three volume first edition of 1895. The experiment - in suspended animation - plays a small part in the plot, but gives the book marginal SF status.

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[IRVING (Washington).]. Beecham's novel series. No.9: Buckthorne Sowing Wild Oats, By Geoffrey Crayon. Thomas Beecham, St. Helens, Lanc. [sic], N.D. [c.1898]. Demy 8vo format, wire-stitched as a single gathering into yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in red and black, inside in black, the back and inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements (St. Jacobs Oil, Hovis Bread, and Cadbury's Cocoa respectively); half-title not called for; series advertisement and To the Reader puff on title-page, the text starting on the verso of the title leaf; integral leaf commercial and publisher's (Beecham's Pills) advertisements at end; numerous illustrations in text; pp.46+[ii]. Slight marking of wrappers, but a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued price one penny. The series advertisements on the title-page list the series to No.12, three of the titles being by Irving, and another by Dickens. Dated from the style of the wrapper illustration combined with a reference in the Cadbury advertisement to Nansen - 1898 being the year in which ‘Farthest North' appeared in England. Not in Blanck.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). One in a thousand; Or, The days of Henri Quatre. London: Simms and M‘Intyre [sic], Paternoster Row, and Donegall Street, Belfast, 1850. Small format; bright green boards printed in brown; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with advertisements in blue. Backstrip lacking; otherwise very nice.

Issued as No.35 of ‘The Parlour Library'. The first issue thus. Sadleir, 3755a/35.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). Arrah Neil; Or, Times of old. Simms and M'Intyre, 1853. Small format; bright green boards printed in brown. Spine very darkened, and very slightly chipped at head and tail; otherwise very nice.

Issued as No.94 of ‘The Parlour Library'. The first issue thus. Sadleir, 3755a/94.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The Black Eagle; Or, Ticonderoga. A new edition. Routledge, Warnes, & Routledge, 1859. Small format; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; deep yellow glazed boards printed on front board in green, red, and black, back cover printed with publisher's advertisements in black; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements; slip of dark blue paper advertising ‘Webster's Dictionary' tipped in between front end-papers. Backstrip lacking; paper over back board slightly wrinkled due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy, the striking cover illustration entirely unrubbed.

Issued as a volume in ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. Sadleir, 3600, records only a later undated issue, without the ‘Railway Library' ascription.

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JAMES (Henry). The Princess Casamassima. A Novel. Macmillan and Co., 1889. Buff boards, blocked rather than printed in red and black. Backstrip lacking; otherwise nice.

The first yellowback edition. Sadleir, under 3601.

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JEANS (Thomas). The Tommiebeg Shootings Or A moor in Scotland. With illustrations by Perceval Skelton. London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York, N.D. [1891]. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title-page, with loose tissue guard precede letterpress title; four inserted plates; pp.viii+424; glazed boards, the front board and spine washed pale green, the back board yellow, the front board and spine printed in light lime green, red and black, the spine with conventional decoration, the front board with an additional wood-engraved illustration bearing the number ‘5' at the lower left-hand corner, the back cover with an advertisement for ‘Pear's Soap' printed in black; thin-paper end-papers printed with commercial advertisements on all visible surfaces beneath a headline reading ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser, Ninth Issue'. Some general wear to covers, and blank piece chipped from paper covering at lower corner of front cover; spot and small hole to front end-papers caused by adherence; otherwise a nice copy.

Apart from the title-page, apparently an exact reprint of the first edition of 1860, with illustrations engraved by the brothers Dalziel. An unusuall illustrated yellowback (with even a tissue guard!), published at Two Shillings, not obviously part of a series if one discounts the headline on the end-papers. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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JEPHSON (R. Mounteney). With the colours. With illustrations by R. Simkin. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [1882]. Illustrations on text-paper. Slight general wear to covers, but in general nice



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JEPHSON (R. Mountenay). The red rag. A novel. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [c.1890]. Half-title not called for; end-papers printed with ‘Routledge's Railway Library Advertiser (Seventh Issue)'; yellow boards printed in red, green, and black. Paper covering of spine and corners somewhat chipped, and boards a little rubbed; otherwise nice.

Issued as a volume in ‘Routledge's Railway Library'. Originally published in two volumes in 1880 (v. Wolff, 3656), reprinted in one volume at 3s. 6d. in 1881, and issued in yellowback at 2s. in 1883, the present edition represents a late reprint. Not in Sadleir.

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KENEALY (Arabella). Dr Janet Of Harley Street. A new edition With portrait [of the author]. Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, N.D. [1895]. Lge.format. Design of covers slightly rubbed; otherwise very nice.

Feminist novel, first published in 1893. Not in Sadleir.

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KINGSLEY (Henry). Ravenshoe. By Henry Kingsley, Author of "The Hillyars and the Burtons," "Leighton Court." "Austin Elliot," etc. New Edition. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., N.D. [1882]. 16mo; Pp.[xii]+430+[vi (publisher's advertisements)]; glazed yellow boards printed pictorially red and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements on all visible surfaces. Top three-sixteenths of an inch of spine frayed, and back joint unobtrusively repaired; otherwise a nice copy.

Reprint of a title originally published by Macmillan in three volumes in 1862, and first issued in the series ‘Select Library of Fiction' by Chapman and Hall in 1872. Ward, Lock, and Co. took over the series in 1881: the present copy is coded ‘6 - 82' in the printer's imprint at the end of the text. Sadleir, 3607, recording the 1872 printing; Wolff, 3824a, apparently recording the same printing as this, but not noting the date.

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KRIKORIAN (Jessie). A knave and a fool: A Novel. Second edition. Eden, Remington & Co., Publishers, King Street, Covent Garden. All rights reserved, 1892. 10pp. integral advertisements at end; grey paper covered boards printed in black, the back cover bearing an advertisement for ‘Pears Soap'. Very slight general wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy.

First published by Tinsley in three volumes in 1883. Eden, Remington yellowbacks are, in our experience, uncommon. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LAURIE (André). Captain Trafalgar: A Story of the Mexican Gulf. Rendered into English and Edited by William Westall, From the French of André Laurie. Third edition. Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1890. (All rights reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo; inserted wood-engraved title-page faces integral vignette title; one illustration on text-paper; twenty-two inserted plates; pp.280; 16pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end dated 5 G. 12.91 and 5 B. 12.91; white boards printed with commercial advertisements in black on back cover, in black, with tan lettering, on spine, and in tan, black, and green on front cover; front paste-down printed with publisher's advertisements. Back board slightly darkened; paper covering of boards slightly chipped at head of spine and over joints (not affecting the underlying muslin); otherwise a nice copy.

A remarkable production for two shillings! The front paste-down, unusually for a yellow-back, bears a circulating library label, this itself being not without some interest historically. It reads: ‘A.E. Coates' Circulating library, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Terms. For any complete work of 1, 2, or 3 volumes. Threepence per week.' If circulating libraries were beginning at this date to charge the same for a three-decker as for a single volume work, the end of multivolume fiction was indeed in sight! Wolff, 7120 lists the first edition of 1887, but not the yellowback; not in Sadleir.

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LEE (Holme). Annis Warleigh's fortunes. By Holme Lee, Author of "Sylvan Holt's Daughter," "Warp and Woof," Etc. etc. A new edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1873. Half-title not called for; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end; pp.iv+436; pale yellow glazed boards printed pictorially on front cover, with conventional design on spine, in black, green, and red; end-papers not printed. A little very slight rubbing to covers, otherwise a very nice copy.



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LEVER (Charles). The O'Donoghue: A tale of Irish rebellion. A new edition With "A few words about the author". Downey & Co. Ltd., 12 York Street, Covent Garden, 1898. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The biographical note, signed ‘S. McC., Dublin, April, 1898' appears to be here first published.

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[LEYARD (Nina F.).]. A King's Ransom. By the author of "The Martyrs of the Cornhill." Ipswich [Suffolk]: Pawsey and Hayes, The Ancient House; London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers' Hall Court, 1893. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; epigraph leaf, Contents leaf, and printer's imprint leaf follow title-page; 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end, signed ‘P'; pp.[viii]+207+[i (type ornament)]+[iv]; white boards, cut flush, applied at spine, printed in brown and green to look like a half binding with figured cloth sides, and lettered, with design, all brown, on front board. Backstrip largely flaked away, boards somewhat darkened at edges, and back end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Published at two shillings, and possibly the first edition in boards. The novel was originally published in cloth at half a crown in 1888. A scarce example of a provincially published novel: printed in Ipswich. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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LITTLE (W. J. Knox). The Child of Stafferton: A Chapter from a Family Chronicle. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1889. Integral advertisement leaf at end; yellow boards printed with design in red and green. Paper covering of spine very slightly chipped; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

A normal sized yellowback, but issued at one shilling. First yellowback edition. Originally published in one volume in cloth in 1888, that edition being identical with this internally apart from the date on the title-page (v. Wolff, 4162). Not in Sadleir.

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LITTLE (W. J. Knox). The Child of Stafferton: A Chapter from a Family Chronicle. Fourteenth thousand. Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1893. Integral advertisement leaf at end; yellow boards printed with design in red and green. Nice copy.

A normal sized yellowback, but issued at one shilling. Originally published in one volume in cloth in 1888, that edition being identical with this internally apart from the date and issue statement on the title-page (v. Wolff, 4162). Not in Sadleir.

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LOVER (Samuel). Rory O'More. A new edition. London, George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 416 Broome Street, N.D. [c.June, 1879]. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; series advertisement on verso of title leaf; one illustration in text; 18pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end, dated 1879; pp.139+[i (blank)]+18; green paper wrappers printed on front wrapper in green [sic!], black, and red, from woodblocks after the manner of a yellowback, in black on spine, back and inside wrappers, the back wrapper bearing an advertisement for Bennett's Watches, the inside wrappers publisher's advertisements; lower-edges rough trimmed; issued without end-papers. Slight wear to paper of wrappers at head and tail of spine, half inch square chipped from lower corner of front wrapper, barely affecting design; semicircular stain an inch wide at base affecting bottom one eighth of an inch or less of blank lower margins of first few leaves; inch and a half by three-quarter of an inch piece chipped from lower fore-corner of final advertisement leaf, not affecting printed area; otherwise a virtually fine copy. In our experience large format editions like this in paper wrappers are very rarely found - especially in so acceptable a state.

Dated from the advertisement on the inside front wrapper which lists books to be published "Between July and December, 1879." The advertisement on the verso of the title page is for "Cheap Edition of Dickens's Works, Uniform with this volume," and includes four titles in a total of six parts. Nothing in the advertisements at the end corresponds to this uniform issue, which also in fact bears neither name nor price.

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LUKE (Mrs. S.). The female Jesuit; Or, The Spy in the Family. Sixth thousand. Partridge and Co., Paternoster Row, 1856. Cr.8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece; pp.[xvi]+434; light blue boards printed in black. Backstrip lacking; boards a trifle rubbed and darkened; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff - though Wolff has a ‘Second Thousand' copy of the ‘Sequel to The Female Jesuit', in cloth. We cannot remember seeing another yellowback published by Partridge and Co.

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LYTTON (The Right Hon. Lord). "My novel," By Pisistratus Caxton: Or, Varieties in English life. By The Right Hon. Lord Lytton. In two volumes. A New Edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate: New York: 416, Broome Street, N.D. [1860]. 2 Vols., sm.f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+396; 471+[i (blank); orange boards printed in red and black, the back cover bearing commercial advertisements; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Generally nice copy.

Issued as volumes in Routledge's Railway Library and conforms with Sadleir 3460a, (‘Edition II') though Sadleir did not have this title in this style.

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LYTTON-BULWER [i.e., Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton]. Lytton-Bulwer's novels. Pelham; Or, the Adventures of a gentleman. By the author of "Paul Clifford," etc. Reprinted from the original edition. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [1888]. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column, wire-stabbed; 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end; paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on back wrapper with a commercial advertisement, and up-lettered on spine in blue, printed pictorially red, pale green, and blue on front wrapper; printed with commercial advertisements in black on inside wrappers. Paper of spine chipped, wrappers a little frayed and fragile at edges; half-title and final page of advertisements dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued, originally in 1880, as volume 38 in Warne's 6d. series ‘Notable Novels'. That this copy dates from 1888 is evidenced by a printer's coding ‘588' at the foot of the final leaf of text.

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[LYTTON (E. Lytton Bulwer, Lord)]. Rienzi, The last of the tribunes. By the author of "Eugene Aram," "Last Days of Pompeii," &c., &c. With nine illustrations, By Frederick Gilbert. London: John Dicks, office of "Bow Bells," 313, Strand, N.D. [1883]. Demy 8vo, printed in double column; nine wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, unbacked, but included in the pagination; 4pp. integral publisher's and commercial advertisements at end; pp.148+[iv]; pale green wrappers, cut flush, printed on all surfaces in black, the outside back wrapper bearing commercial, the inside wrappers publisher's, advertisements. Nice copy.

Issued as No.89 of the ‘People's Edition. Dick's English Novels' series. Here dated from the ‘Bow Bells' advertisements. This series not in Sadleir. It is unusual to find a large-format paperback of this date in such good condition.

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LYTTON (Lord). Eugene Aram. By Lytton Bulwer. Lever Brothers, Ltd., Port Sunlight, near Birkenhead, N.D. [c.1894]. Half-title not called for; 6pp. integral commercial and trade advertisements at end; ivory boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with publisher's (commercial!) advertisement in black on back cover; end-paers printed decoratively with commercial advertisements. Virtually fine copy.

Dated from one of the advertisements. The curious form of Lytton's name on the title-page is puzzling; on the cover he is called Lord Lytton. This edition not in Sadleir.

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[MACKARNESS (Mrs. Henry S., née Planché, Matilda Anne).] New charades For the drawing-room. By the author of "A Trap to catch a Sunbeam." A New Edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate; New York: 416, Broome Street, N.D. [1886]. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; pp.[iv]+150+[ii (Answers, verso blank)]+[iv (publisher's advertisements; yellow boards printed in black, red, and green on front cover in black and green on spine and with advertisement for ‘Routledge's Anecdote Library' in black on back cover; endpapers (numbered 1 [6]) printed with publisher's advertisements. Very slight wear to head of spine and corners, and front joint slightly cracked; half-title and title leaves a trifle foxed at fore-edge and lower corner; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in 1865, but dated ahead. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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MAITLAND (J.A.) Captain Jack. New edition. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand. N.D. [March, 1883] Half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+312; cream glazed boards printed pictorially on front board, in series style on spine in green, red, and black, on back cover with commercial advertisement (for Bennett's Watches) in black; end-papers printed on facing surfaces with Gall & Inglis advertisements (v. note). Small nick to head of spine, and small, light, circulating library rubber stamp on title-page (‘W. Wilson, Sandgate'); otherwise a very nice copy, the cover design entirely unrubbed.

Issued as volume 94 of ‘The Companion Library', this being the latest volume listed on the front end-papers. All the advertisements on the end-papers are for the publishing house of Gall & Inglis ‘London, 25 Paternoster Sq., & Edinburgh', those on the back end-papers being for ‘Gall & Inglis' Select Library', and for the first twenty-three titles in ‘Gall & Inglis' Poetical Series' issued ‘In Handsome Cloth Binding, Im. Ivory, Sunk Centres, 3s. 6d. In Morocco, Elegant, 7s. 6d. In New Papier Maché Binding, Morocco Back, 7s. 6d.' We have dated the volume from a printer's coding on the last page of text: '16-3-83'.

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MANBY (Charles W.). Tom Racquet, And his Three Maiden Aunts: With A word or two about the "Whittleburys." London: Willoughby & Co., Warwick Lane and Smithfield, N.D. [c.1850]. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece and two plates after Robert Cruikshank; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements follows title-page; pp.[viii]+264; rich brown glazed boards printed in black, the front board bearing a vignette after Robert Cruikshank, the back boardpublisher's advertisements; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Early re-bound in cream cloth, the front and back panels of the boards and paste-down end-papers being laid on; free end-papers replaced with white paper; boards a little rubbed; some leaves badly opened; a little scattered dusting and spotting; nonetheless a good copy, entirely sound.

Denominated ‘Cabinet edition' on the boards, and published at Two Shillings. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4423 and 4423a, records the 1847 first edition published by J. & D.A. Darling, and a later Willoughby edition in cloth - presumably that listed in the advertisements of the present copy as ‘Demy 8vo, price 5s.' - but does not list a yellow-back edition.

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MARRYAT (Captain). Japhet, In search of a father. By Captain Marryat, Author of "Peter Simple," "Jacob Faithful," Etc. etc. A New Edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate; New York: 416, Broome Street, N.D. [c.1870]. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf printed as part of the last gathering; pp.[ii]+286; yellow unglazed paper wrappers, cut flush, the front cover and spine printed from wood-blocks in red and black, the back cover in black with commercial advertisements; end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with publisher's series advertisements in black. Spine flexion-bowed; eighth of an inch chip to paper at head of spine, extending an eighth of an inch onto front cover, and a further eighth of an inch peeled affecting only the yellow surface of the paper; similarly peeled patch on front cover an eighth of an inch wide by half an inch vertically close to point of spine, and barely touching the design; three-quarter inch split to joint at tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy of a rare early pocket-book format paperback.

Published, according to the spine, at 1/-. Essentially a wrappered version of a yellowback, at half the price, and, except that it is in paper and not card wrappers, comparable to the pocket-book format paperbacks of the twentieth century. Issued as a volume of the Shilling edition of Routledge's Railway Library, the end-papers listing it as no.129. This issue in paper wrappers came late, at a time when the standard yellowback cost two shillings. Sadleir, in his long note on Routledge's Railway Library under [3758] fails to note the existence of a wrappered issue, and had presumably, therefore, never seen one - and this is the only example we have come across. Dated from the series advertisements on the end-papers, which have listings running to no.474.

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). [Cover title:] Price sixpence. Poor Jack By Captain Marryat, R.N., Author of "Midshipman Easy," "Masterman Ready," etc. With Illustrations by Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. London: George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1882. Copyright edition. Demy 4to format, 64pp., sewn as a single gathering, signed in fours; 2pp. publisher's, commercial, and trade advertisements at front and back on buff paper; prelims. not called for; pp.2+1-64+3-4; pale blue wrappers, inside and back wrappers printed with trade and commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Silverfish damage to short strip at extreme edge of back wrapper, not approaching printed area; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the first volume of the ‘Peoples Edition'.

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MARRYAT (Captain, R.N.). Masterman Ready; Or, The wreck of the Pacific. Written for Young People By Captain Marryat, R.N. With Ninety-Three Illustrations. London: George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1883. Demy 4to format, 64pp., wire-stitched as a single gathering, signed in fours; half-title not called for; pp.2+1-62; pale green wrappers, inside and back wrappers printed with trade and commercial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Staples rusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued, probably, as the second volume of the ‘Peoples Edition'. At the end of the text there is an author's note stating that "The author of this little book has received a letter from one of the family of the Mastermans, stating that an unpleasant feeling has been created by his assuming that name for the godfather of Masterman Ready, inasmuch as the character of the godfather is not one that is at all enviable. What might make it appear that he had actually referred to one of the members of that family in this work of fiction, is, that by the strangest coincidence, there have been Mastermans, for nearly a century, residing at South Shields, and as ship-owners and builders, so that by a mere chance he has not only assumed the name but the residence and occupation of the parties...." Marryat died in 1848.

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MERRIMAN (Henry Seton). With Edged tools. By Henry Seton Merriman. Hodder and Stoughton, St. Paul's House, Warwick Square, London, E.C. (Published by arrangement with Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co.). Copyright in Great Britain and the Colonies, N.D. [1910]. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; leaf of commercial and publisher's advertisements precedes title-page with commercial advertisements on verso; pp.144; white glazed wrappers, cut flush, printed with commercial advertisement on back wrapper, down-lettered on spine, in blue, printed on front wrapper with full-colour lithographic illustration signed ‘Michael / 1910', printed on inside wrappers with commercial and publisher's advertisements in black. Small chips to paper at head and tail of spine, and corner of front wrapper; front wrapper slightly scuffed, not seriously affecting the design; text embrowned, heavily so at the corner of one opening where a paper marker has evidently at some point been left; otherwise a nice copy.

Dated from the advertisements, this corroborated by the signed artwork.

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MILFORD (F.C.). Fifth thousand: In Crime's Disguise. A Novel. Trischler and Company, 18, New Bridge Street, 1890. Some general wear to covers; name on front end-paper, together with small erasure leaving slight thinning; otherwise nice.

Hubin, p.292, recording the first edition of the same year. Not in Sadleir.

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MILLER (Thomas). Gideon Giles The roper. A New Edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate; New York: 416, Broome Street, N.D. [1867]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.397+[i (blank)]; glazed yellow boards printed in green, black, and red on front cover and spine, in black with publisher's advertisements on back cover; white end-papers. Paper covering of boards worn a little over joints; slight wear to corners and extremities of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘Routledge's Railway Library', price two shillings. Originally published in 1841. This edition not in Sadleir.

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[MORIER (James).]. Adventures Of Hajji Baba Of Ispahan By the Author of "Ayesha" "Zohrab, the Hostage," etc. S.O. Beeton 39 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C., N.D. [1877]. Lge.format; 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements precede half-title; 6pp. publisher's integral advertisements dated May, 1877, at end; pp.[4]+xii+330+[vi]; white glazed boards printed on front cover and spine in black and brownish red, on back cover with commercial advertisements in black; end-papers printed with advertisements; 4pp. advertisements on smaller paper for Chapman and Hall's ‘Select Library of Fiction' tipped in between back end-papers. Light dusting of covers, and slight silver fish damage to paper over upper joint; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A substantial volume printed upon good paper, though published at the usual 2/-. Despite the title page, the publisher was not S.O. Beeton, but Goubaud & Son, though from the same address. The verso of the title page advertises ‘Uniform with this Volume Crown 8vo, paper boards, price 2s: Ayesha The maid of Kars . . . . London, Goubaud & Son 39 Bedford Street, Covent Garden'. The imprint on the front cover reads ‘London: S.O. BEETON, EDITOR, 39, Bedford Street. COVENT GARDEN', making Beeton's interest clear. Goubaud & Co. appear to have been the successors to Weldon and Co., publisher's of the competitor series to ‘The Coming K--' (v. Sadleir, 3476, et seq.), taking over from them sometime during 1877, and publishing the final volume in the series, ‘Finis; Or, Coelebs and the Modern Sphinx' in the winter of that year for the benefit of Beeton's family, he being by then deceased. Among the advertisements at the end of the present volume is one for the 1874 volume ‘Jon Duan' and one for the ‘privately printed' 8vo edition of ‘The Coming K--', both issued originally by Weldon. This is the only example of a Goubaud yellowback that we have ever seen.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Agatha's husband. A Novel. By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," "The Head of the Family," "The Ogilvies," Olive," etc. Seventh Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1866. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; single inset title-page printed conjugate with the final gathering; 32pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end (v. note); pp.[ii]+302; glazed lilac boards printed in black, red, and green; end-papers printed with series advertisements in pale lilac; additional leaf of series advertisements on smaller paper, printed in black, tipped on to front end-paper (v. note). Boards rather worn at corners, 3mm strip chipped from head of spine, rather less from tail, and small pieces of the surface paper lacking at the joints; some dusting to covers; a generally nice copy otherwise.

Issued as Volume 1 of the ‘Select Library of Fiction', in cloth at 3s. 6d., or in boards, as here, at two shillings, this being a later issue, as shown by the advertisements. The first 30pp. of the inserted terminal advertisements contain an essay on Charles Lever reprinted from the April 1862 issue of Blackwood's Magazine, the final leaf being occupied by ‘Select Library' and ‘Railway Library' advertisements. It is separately paginated, and it is possible that it was also issued independently as a pamphlet. The additional leaf of series advertisements tipped onto the front end-paper is almost otiose since it repeats the listings on the front end-papers up to Volume 80, only adding the information that Captain Armstrong's ‘Queen of the Seas' was issued as Volume 82 instead of 81, and listing two further titles, ‘Mr. Stewart's Intentions' by F.W. Robinson as 81 and Lover's ‘He would be a Gentleman' as 83. Neither Wolff nor Sadleir record a yellowback edition of this title.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Romantic tales. By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," Etc. etc. A new edition. Smith, Elder and Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1872. Small format; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; deep yellow boards printed in red, green, and black; end-papers caoted pale yellow. Slight general wear to covers, but a nice copy of a scarce title.

Extracted from the three volume collection ‘Avillion and Other Tales', published in 1853, the ‘Romantic Tales' first appeared separately in 1859. The present would appear to be only the second edition - and presumably the first in yellowback. It contains a dedication and an author's or publisher's Advertisement apparently here first printed. Fantasy stories. Not in Locke's ‘Spectrum', Sadleir, or Wolff.

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NISBET (Hume). The queen's desire. A Romance of the Indian Mutiny. In one volume. F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, W.C., 1894. Sm.format; half-title not called for; pp.viii+312; glazed white boards printed on front cover and spine in red and green, in black on back cover with commercial advertisement; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Spine frayed at head and tail, and paper covering a little chipped; sides a trifle rubbed; nonetheless, a very good copy.

Wolff, 5119; not in Sadleir. The first yellowback edition of a book published originally in 1893.

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[OLIPHANT (Mrs. Margaret).]. John Drayton. Being A history Of The early life and development Of A Liverpool engineer. Richard Bentley, 1853. F'cap 8vo; buff unglazed boards printed in black on front cover and up spine; white end-papers; pp.[iv]+252. Head of spine repaired with matching paper; some dust darkening of covers; slight foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Sadleir 3444/17, listing this title only from an advertisement. Sadleir succeeded in finding only five of the twenty-four volumes in the series, and comments on the fragility and scarcity of its production. According to Sadleir the series, up until about volume eighteen, was bound in ‘bright green boards pictorially printed in brown, up-lettered on spine, back cover printed with adverts', and thereafter in ‘glazed yellow wrappers printed in black'. The series title on the Sadleir copies was given on each volume both as ‘Bentley's Shilling Series' and as ‘Bentley's Railroad Library'. The present copy is of a later issue, the front cover bearing the date 1856 and the words ‘PRICE TWO SHILLINGS', and the series title appearing on the front cover and the spine as ‘BENTLEY'S RAILWAY LIBRARY.' This series title is not recorded by Sadleir. The volume bears no indication whatsoever as to authorship. It originally appeared in two volumes, also anonymously, in 1851.

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OLIVER (Pen, F.R.C.S. (Sir Henry Thompson).). Charley Kingston's Aunt: A study of medical life and Experience. Revised Edition. Frederick Warne and Co., 1893. Paper covering of corners slightly chipped; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. Issued as a volume in ‘Warne's Library of Fiction'. Apparently the first revised edition. The first issue, later copies having a cancel title-page deleting the date.

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OLIVER (Pen, F.R.C.S. (Sir Henry Thompson).). Charley Kingston's Aunt: A study of medical life and Experience. Revised Edition. Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [c.1885]. Back cover scuffed; otherwise nice.

Not in Sadleir. Issued as a volume in ‘Warne's Library of Fiction'. Apparently the first revised edition.

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OUIDA [i.e., Louise de la Ramee]. Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos Selected from the works Of Ouida By F. Sydney Morris. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1890. Small scuff on back cover; slight wear to paper at extreme head and tail of spine and over back joint; slight cracking of end-papers; small hole in blank inner margin of last leaf of text due to original binding fault; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

First published in 1883, in cloth, at 5/-. The present 2/- edition may possibly be the first yellowback edition. This copy, however, has a catalogue dated April 1894, and is therefore a later issue. Sadleir, under 3647, records the same edition as this, but gives no details as to issues.

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OUIDA [i.e., Louise de la Ramée]. Bimbi: Stories for Children. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1913. Opinions of the Press leaf, blank on verso, followed by 4pp. publisher's integral advertisements, inserted full-colour advertisement for Eno's Fruit Salt, printed in brown on verso, and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated Jan.1915; pp.[viii]+338+[ii]+4; glazed pale yellow boards printed on front cover and spine in red, green, and black, on back cover in red and black with advertisement for Pears Soap; pale yellow end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with publisher's advertisements in black. Small corner of front board chipped away; otherwise a fine copy.

An unusually late example of a yellowback, completely Victorian in appearance even down to the wood-engraved boards. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5314a, records an edition dated 1890, also published by Chatto & Windus.

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PARKER (Joseph, D.D.). Weaver Stephen: Odds and evens in English Religion. Stereotyped edition. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., 1889. 6pp. integral advertisements at end; end-papers printed with trade and commercial advertisements. Very slight general wear to edges and corners; otherwise nice.

A novel, originally published in 1885. The first yellowback edition. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PAUL (Margaret Agnes). Gentle and simple. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1884. Integral advertisement leaf before half-title; imprint leaf at end; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated September 1899; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements; yellow glazed boards printed in green, black and red on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover. Very slight general wear to covers; neat, barely visible, repair to back joint; poor quality end-papers embrowned; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff, who lists one title under her maiden name of Colville

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PAYN (James). Lost Sir Massingberd: A romance of real life. A new edition, 1891. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated March 1898; glazed pale yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight wear to corners, and over joints, but a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3650, listing a Sampson Low edition of 1865, but noting the Chatto edition of 1891. It was also issued by Chatto in 1881. The cover design, by Walter Crane is present on at least the 1865 and 1891 editions. The other we have hnot seen.

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PEMBERTON (Max). War and The woman. By Max Pemberton. Cassell and Company, Limited, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, 1914 [i.e., December 1913]. Double demy 16mo, printed in double column; two leaves of commercial advertisements on different paper inserted before half-title; publisher's advertisements on verso of half-title, title, and dedication leaves, commercial advertisements on verso of last leaf of text; pp.127+[i]; imitation art-paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full-colour on front wrapper with an illustration signed ‘adyson', downlettered blu on spine, printed on back wrapper with commercial advertisement in blue, the inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements in black. Two minute chips to edges of front wrapper, not touching design; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Cassell's Famous Sixpenny Novels'. The first softcover edition, published according to the inserted advertisements in December 1913. The first edition, also published by Cassell, appeared in May 1913.

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PHILIPS (F.C.). Little Mrs. Murray. Stereotyped edition. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. Mustard boards printed in red, black, and green; front end-papers printed with advertisements. Rebacked, the chipped and frayed back-strip being laid on; back end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in two volumes in 1888, this is the first 2/- yellowback edition, following a 6/- one volume edition in cloth. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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PORTER (Miss Jane). The Scottish chiefs. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1866. Double cr.16mo, printed in double column; half-title not called for; pp.256; orange glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, scarlet, and lime green on front wrapper, with advertisement for ‘Warne's Christmas Annual. The Five Alls' on back wrapper, and with series name, title, and price, up spine, all in black; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Small chip to blank paper at head of spine, very slight wear to paper at tail of spine, and small rubbed patch on front cover; small, neat, contemporary signature at head of first page of text; otherwise a very nice copy - surprisingly so, given the nature of the book.

A scarce example of a mid-Victorian paper-back in nice condition. Issued at sixpence in Warne's ‘Notable Novels' series. This series not in Sadleir.

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RADCLIFFE (Mrs. [Ann]). The Italian. The romance of the forest. The mysteries of Udolpho. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [c.1877]. 3 Vols. in one, lge.format; pp.[ii]+[192]; 152; 158+[ii (advertise- ments)]. printed in double column; separate title-pages to each work, these dated 1877. Paper slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, and over one corner; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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REACH (Angus B.). Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps. A romance. London: John Lofts, 262, Strand, N.D. [1852]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral leaf Henry Lea advertisements (blank on recto) precedes title-page; pp.[viii]+280; thin light green glazed boards printed in black, the back cover bearing a John Lofts advertisement for ‘Goldsmith's Natural History', the front cover an illustration by George Cruikshank (bearing the incorrect subscription ‘Mrs Dumpling's Establishment' instead of ‘Mrs. Dumple's Establishment'); deep yellow end-papers printed on facing surfaces with John Lofts advertisements. Minute chip to paper at head of spine, otherwise a virtually fine copy. Rare.

Issued as a volume in John Lofts ‘Railway Edition' and priced at one shilling, facts that are stated both on the front cover and the spine. The first yellowback edition of a title published originally in parts in 1849, here dated from the advertisement for ‘Rose of England' on the inside back cover as a work in process of publication (part four of the forty projected parts being the latest to receive a mention). John Lofts yellowbacks are rare - a fact that is not perhaps surprising in view of the extreme delicacy of their construction. The survival of this one in such a condition is phenomenal! Wolff records no yellowback edition of this book; Sadleir, 3658, only a Routledge edition dating from 1856.

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READE (Charles). Griffith Gaunt; Or, Jealousy. By Charles Reade. London: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1872]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral leaf of publisher's advertisements precedes title-page, another at end; glazed yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, the back cover printed with advertisement for ‘Virgin Cork' in black; pale yellow end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements on all visible surfaces. Slight wear to front joint, but a very nice copy nonetheless.

Apparently the first yellowback printing, later issue, of a title originally published in three volumes in 1866. The integral advertisements, the ‘English Catalogue of Books', and the cleanness of the type all suggest that the sheets date from 1872, the advertisement on the end-papers suggest that the binding dates from 1876 or 1877. Sadleir, under 3660, records only a copy that appears to date from 1881.

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READE (Charles, D.C.L.). The cloister and The hearth: A tale of the middle ages. A new edition. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1886. F'cap 8vo; inserted leaf publisher's advertisements precedes single inset half-title; final leaf of text a single inset; pp.[vi]+509+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated January, 1888; glazed yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; pale yellow end-papers printed with commercial advertisements in black. Slight wear to paper over external joints, but otherwise a nice bright copy.

Sadleir 3660, recording an otherwise similar copy dated 1888; Wolff, 5704a, recording an undated copy with advertisements dated July 1882.

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READE (Charles, D.C.L.). Hard cash: A matter-of-fact romance. A new edition. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1890. F'cap 8vo; single inset integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title, integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted catalogue dated April, 1891, at end; glazed yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover; pale yellow end-papers printed with commercial advertisements in black. Slight wear to paper at extreme head and tail of spine and over joints; free end-papers and back integral advertisement leaf mainly lacking; small corner of back board flexion-creased; otherwise a nice bright copy.

Sadleir, 3660, recording an otherwise similar copy dated 1892; Wolff, 5708a, recording an undated copy with advertisements dated March 1884.

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RICE (Alice Hegan). Mrs. Wiggs of The Cabbage Patch. By Alice Hegan Rice Author of "Lovey Mary," "A Romance of Billy-goat Hill," etc. Hodder and Stoughton, London New York Toronto, N.D. [1913]. Double demy 8vo, printed on thick textured cream paper; half-title not called for; commercial advertisement leaf precedes title-page with publisher's advertisement on verso; commercial advertisements on verso of dedication; pp.96; white imitation art-paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in full-colour on front, in blue down spine and on back wrapper, the back wrapper bearing commercial advertisements. Light damp-staining to wrappers, and three small chips to extreme edges of front wrapper; otherwise nice.

Issued as volume 275 in the series ‘Hodder & Stoughton's Famous Sixpenny Novels', this title appearing on the series advertisement leaf under the heading ‘New volumes for 1913'. The book was first published in hardcover, also by Hodder & Stoughton, in 1907.

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RIDDELL (Mrs. J.H.). Phemie Keller. New Edition. Frederick Warne and Co., N.D. [1875]. Slight wear to edges of covers, but a nice copy.

Amazing bright purple boards, printed pictorially in black, red, and green! Issued as a volume in the ‘Companion Library'. Sadleir, 3668 records a copy, also ‘Companion Library', but of an earlier issue, bearing the imprint of Gall & Inglis, and apparently in more normally coloured boards.

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"RITA" [Mrs. Desmond Humphries]. My lady coquette: A Novel. John and Robert Maxwell, N.D. [1882]. Half-title not called for; wire-stitched. Head and tail bands slightly frayed, and paper (but not underlying cloth) worn away over joints; small scuff on front cover; end-papers cracked; otherwise nice.

Dated from an inscription on the front end-paper. The first yellowback edition of a novel originally published in three volumes in 1881. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 5861, recording a later edition.

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"RITA" [Mrs. Desmond Humphries]. The laird o'Cockpen. A Novel. In One Volume. F.V. White & Co., 14, Bedford Street, Strand, 1894. Small format; half-title not called for; pp.iv+322; glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisements in black on back cover; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Paper of backstrip a litle rubbed and chipped, and backstrip laid on; one leaf torn across and repaired without loss; otherwise a nice copy.

The second one volume (?and first yellowback) edition of a title first published in three volumes in 1891. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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ROSSETTI (Christina G.). Sing-Song. A nursery rhyme book. By Christina G. Rossetti. With one hundred and twenty illustrations By Arthur Hughes. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel. London: George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, N.D. [1878]. Sm.sq.8vo, printed on thick paper; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on text-paper; numerous illustrations in the text; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.x+[ii]+130; glazed yellow thin card wrappers printed in black, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements. Neatly rebacked with matching paper; scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

Published at One Shilling. The first soft-cover edition of a title published originally in 1872 in cloth. The cloth edition is widely represented in institutional libraries, but we can find no holding of the present edition.

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ROWSELL (Francis W., C.B., C.M.G.). Recollections Of a Relieving officer. John and Robert Maxwell, N.D. [1886]. Portrait frontispiece of the author. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Hubin, p.358; Sadleir, p.80 refers. Originally published in 1861 under the by-line ‘E.P. Rowsell'.

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[RUFFINI (John).]. Lorenzo Benoni Or Passages in the life of an Italian. Edited by a friend. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co., Hamilton, Adams, & Co., London, 1853. Cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; glazed white boards, printed on sides and up spine in black, the back cover carrying an advertisement, with reviews, for the cloth (first) edition of this book, described as ‘Library Edition'; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket (pale yellow printed in blue) of ‘John Gray / Edinburgh' on back paste-down. Light marking of boards, and very slight general wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 2086a; this edition not in Wolff. A very early yellowback, from a publisher who did not produce many of them. Issued the same year as the first edition, but an entirely different setting of text. The author's first novel.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). The Mystery of the "Ocean Star". A Collection Of Maritime sketches. Chatto & Windus, 1890. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in the Sadleir collection. First published in 1888 at 6/-.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). The phantom death And other stories. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Advertisement leaf before title page; half-title not called for; full-page sepiatone commercial advertisement tipped in before two leaves integral advertisements and publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end; cream end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Front end-paper and advertisement leaf tipped onto pastedown at inner margin; neat repair to paper over back joint; back board a little marked and rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

The first yellowback edition of a book originally published in 1895. Not in Sadleir.

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SAVAGE (Col. Richard Henry). My official wife. A novel. (Copyright) Fourth Edition. George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1892. 8pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; pale green end-papers printed with commercial advertisements (Routledge's Railway Advertiser, Tenth Issue); glazed yellow boards printed in red, green, and black on front cover and spine, with commercial advertisement in black on back cover. Paper covering of covers very slightly chipped at edges; otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 6198, recording an undated copy, without statement of edition, but probably later; not in Sadleir.

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SCHREINER (Olive). The story of An African farm. A Novel By Ralph Iron (Olive Schreiner). New edition. Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1892. 8pp. integral advertisements followed by 40pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue at end; yellow boards printed in black and red on front cover and spine, in black on back cover. A nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Issued as a volume in the ‘Shilling Select Library'.

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SCHREINER (Olive). The story of An African farm. A Novel By Ralph Iron (Olive Schreiner). New edition. Chapman and Hall, Ld., 1892. 8pp. integral advertisements followed by 40pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue at end; yellow boards printed in black and red on front cover and spine, in black on back cover. Some rubbing and chipping of paper over spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir. Issued as a volume in the ‘Shilling Select Library'.

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SIMS (George R.). Dagonet abroad. A new edition. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Small format; inserted commercial advertisement leaf printed in colours precedes integral advertisement leaf and publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated ‘Feb. 1897', at end; yellow boards printed in red and brown; end-paers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight general wear to covers, and inner joints strengthened with ghost tape; otherwise nice.

Travel. Originally published in 1895 in cloth, at 3s. 6d. (v. Wolff, 6316), then re-issued at 2s. 6d., the present is the first 2s., yellowback, edition. Not in Sadleir.

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SINCLAIR (Catherine). Modern flirtations; Or, a Month at Harrowgate. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; Ipswich: J.M. Burton and Co., N.D. [1854]. Advertisements on verso of half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title-page (giving the publisher as Clarke, Beeton & Co.) precede letterpress title-page; pink boards printed in black; end-papers printed with advertisements. Head of spine slightly chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

Listed by Sadleir as 3673/8, but not in fact in the collection. Sadleir erroneously gives the title as ‘Modern Flirtation'. According to the integral advertisements, the present copy is of the eleventh thousand. Originally published in three volumes in 1841.

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SINCLAIR (Catharine). Modern Accomplishments; Or, The march of intellect. By Catharine Sinclair, Author of "Modern Society," "The Mysterious Marriage," "Jane Bouverie," "Beatrice," "Modern Flirtations," "London Homes," etc. Dedicated, by Permission, to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, N.D. [1876]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+[13] - 388; glazed yellow boards printed in red, black, and green on front cover and spine, in black on back cover with advertisement for ‘Judson's Simple Dyes'; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements. Slight chipping to paper at extremities of spine, corners, and over joints, and design a little rubbed on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Family Novels' series, at Two Shillings. First published by Waugh and Inness in Edinburgh in 1836, and in yellowback in the ‘Run and Read Library' in 1854: this would appear to be the second yellowback edition. This series not in Sadleir, though he records the 1854 edition; Wolff records the first edition, but no later ones; COPAC records only the Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies of this edition.

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SMART (Hawley). A false start: A Novel. Ward, Lock and Co., N.D. [1888]. Half-title not present, possibly not called for; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; yellow glazed boards printed in green, red, and black on front cover and spine, back cover in black with commercial advertisements; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight wear to spine; small hole in front joint; name cut from blank upper margin of title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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SMART (Hawley). Beatrice and Benedick: A Romance of the Crimea. In one volume. London: F.V. White & Co., 31, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C., 1893. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+316; pale yellow glazed boards, printed in black, red, and pale green on front cover and spine, in black on back cover with advertisements for Beecham's Pills; end-papers printed with commercial advertisements. Slight rubbing of spine, but a nice copy.

The first of several yellowback editions from different publishers of a book published originally by White's in two volumes in 1891. The present volume dates from 1892, but was dated ahead.

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STRATTON-PORTER ([Mrs.] Gene). Freckles. By Gene Stratton-Porter. Cheap edition. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1920. Double demy 16mo; half-title not called for; leaf of commercial and series advertisements precedes title-page; title-page with commercial advertisement on verso; 6pp. commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; pp.121+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; glazed paper wrappers, cut flush, printed on front and back in full colour, the back wrapper bearing a comic advertisement by Harold Earnshaw, downlettered in red on spine, inside wrappers bearing commercial advertisements in black. Red lettering faded on spine and paper of spine a little worn; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in the series ‘Murray's Copyright Novels', price 1/- net. First edition thus. Originally published in hardcover, also by Murray, in 1905.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The Yellowplush papers And Other sketches. London, George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill; New York: 9, Lafayette Place, 1882.Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; series advertisement on final page; pp.143+[i]; buff paper wrappers printed on front wrapper in yellow, red, and black, on back and inside wrappers with series advertisements in black; end-papers not called for. Unobtrusively stabbed through extreme inner margins for filing; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

The series advertisements for ‘Routledge's Sixpenny Novels' on the inside front cover are dated January 1882. The series listing is not consecutive, but no.167 is the latest advertised, the present title being designated on the front wrapper ‘170'.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). Vanity Fair: A Novel without a hero By William Makepeace Thackeray. With all the original illustrations By the author. In two vols: vol.I [II] W.H. White & Co., 19 Exchange Arcade: St. Mary's Gate, Manchester, 1891. Two vols., demy 8vo, printed in double columns, wire-stabbed; half-titles not called for; commercial advertisement leaf before letterpress title-page with vignette in volume one; leaf headed Before the Curtain with Contents on verso precedes wood-engraved title-page with dedication on verso; numerous illustrations in text; 6pp. integral commercial and publisher's advertisements at end; volume two with 4pp. commercial and publisher's advertisements followed by wood-engraved title-page before letterpress title-page with vignette; half-title not called for; numerous illustrations in text; 4pp. integral publisher's and commercial advertisements at end; mustard yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing commercxial advertisements; issued without end-papers. Unobtrusively stabbed for filing through extreme inner margins; otherwise fine.

Published, apparently, as Nos.1. and 2. of ‘The Manchester Library, published, incredibly, at ‘Price 3d.'. A beautifully produced and printed edition from a publisher we have not otherwise encountered. Almost certainly published the second and third weeks in July: the publisher's advertisements advertise No.3, Jane Eyre, as ‘Now Ready' and Nos.4-6, Ivanhoe, Life of Nelson, and The Book of Snobs, as Ready in August.

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