Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

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ROBERT TEMPLE BOOKSELLERS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE, File I: Nineteenth Century Prose Literature. All books first editions and first printings, except as stated.

[IRVING (Washington).]. A History Of New-York, From the Beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the Unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the dis- Astrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric Achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the three Dutch Governors of New-Amsterdam: being the only Authentic History of the times that ever hath been or ever will be Published. In two volumes. By Diedrich Knickerbocker (Author of the Sketch Book.) Paris: Printed by Jules Didot, Sen. For Baudry, rue du coq, No 9, 1824. 2 Vols., 12mo; half-titles not present; pp.[iii] - [xl]+344; [iii] - viii+318; early half natural calf, brown morocco-cloth sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled gilt, black lettering- and numbering- pieces, burnished sprinkled edges, brown silk marker. A little scattered foxing; damp-stain to title-leaf of volume two; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10242, records a variant imprint, "Printed by Jules Didot, Sen." as here, but: "for A. and W. Galignani, No 18, rue Vivienne". This issue or edition not in Blanck. Apparently the first Paris edition of a book published originally in New York (and other cities) in 1809.

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IRVING (Washington). The Beauties Of Washington Irving, Esq., Author of "The sketch book," "Bracebridge Hall," "Tales of a traveller," &c. Illustrated with six etchings, By William Heath, Esq. Glasgow: Printed for Richard Griffin & Co., 75, Hutcheson Street, 1825. 12mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; binders' blank at front and back; wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates; pp.[viii]+316; half natural calf, marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Nice copy.

Wolff, 10247: the first state, with the Glasgow imprint of Richard Griffin. The book was also issued with the London imprint of John Bumpus in the same year. It was, however, printed in Glasgow, and Griffin was evidently the primary mover. Includes an unsigned Introduction and some editorial notes apparently here first printed, and precedes the American edition by some ten years. There is no list of plates, but they are marked for pp.23, 137, 159, 226, and 228. That for 226 faces p.225; the others are here bound in as marked.

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IRVING (Washington). A Chronicle Of the Conquest of Granada. From the mss. of Fray Antonio Agapida. In two volumes. London: John Murray, Albemarle-street, 1829. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-title not called for in volume two; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; pp.[xvi]+407+[i (printer's imprint); viii+421+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; drab boards, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Paper somewhat chipped on spines; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10126. The first English edition. The text varies from that of the American edition, expectation of the alterations having apparently caused a delay of some weeks in the publication schedule.

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IRVING (Washington). Voyages and discoveries Of the Companions of Columbus. John Murray, 1831. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and one plate, both with tissue guards; woodcut vignette on title, two in text; pp.xviii+337+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; very large folding engraved map bound in before back end-papers; natural fine unglazed linen printed black on sides and spine, the back cover bearing series advertisements to No.17; top- and fore- edges uncut; 12pp. ‘Family Library Advertiser' dated December, 1830, bound in between front end-papers; slip of pink paper advertising ‘This Day is Published . . . India Proofs Four Shillings . . . Twelve Sketches Illustrative of Sir Walter Scott's Letters on Demonology and witchcraft, Designed and Etched By George Cruikshank. Published for the Artist, by James Robins and Co. . . ' tipped on to first leaf of catalogue. Light dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.XVIII of ‘The Family Library'. Blanck, 10132, variant ‘B' (no established precedence - though in view of the ‘Advertiser', the cover advertisements, the date ‘MDCCCXXXI' and ‘PRICE FIVE SHILLINGS' on the cover, and the fact that the book was evidently designed for inclusion in this series, we incline to the view that this binding has to be the first. The other has no sign of series membership, and shows evidence of date only on the title-page. Williams-Edge take the opposite view, but without arguing a case.). Precedes the American edition.

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IRVING (Washington). Voyages and discoveries Of the Companions of Columbus. John Murray, 1831. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and one plate; woodcut vignette on title, two in text; pp.xviii+337+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; very large folding engraved map bound in before back end-papers; natural fine unglazed linen printed black on sides and spine, the back cover bearing series advertisements to No.17; top- and fore- edges uncut; 12pp. ‘Family Library Advertiser' dated December, 1830, bound in between front end-papers. Light dusting of covers; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.XVIII of ‘The Family Library'. Blanck, 10132, variant ‘B' (no established precedence - though in view of the ‘Advertiser', the cover advertisements, the date ‘MDCCCXXXI' and ‘PRICE FIVE SHILLINGS' on the cover, and the fact that the book was evidently designed for inclusion in this series, we incline to the view that this binding has to be the first. The other has no sign of series membership, and shows evidence of date only on the title-page. Williams-Edge take the opposite view, but without arguing a case.). Precedes the American edition.

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[IRVING (Washington).]. A History of New-york, From The Beginning of the World To The end of the Dutch dynasty. Containing, Among many surprising and curious matters, The unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, The disastrous projects of William the Testy, And The chivalrous achievements of Peter the Headstrong, The three Dutch governors of New-amsterdam: Being the only Authentic History of the Times that ever hath been Published. By Diedrich Knickerbocker. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son, 73, Cheapside, 1836. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece and three plates by Davenport after G. Cruikshank, all with tissue guards; pp.xxvi+397+[i (blank)]; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Bound up without half-title; mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘The Family Library'. Blanck, 10301.

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IRVING (Washington). Legends Of the Conquest of Spain. Paris; Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co, Rue Vivienne, No 18, 1836. 12mo; pp.[2]+viii+206; full midnight blue calf, spine with five raised bands, brown labels, lettered and ruled gilt; burnished sprinkled edges. Slight peeling of calf on front board; first and last page lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

First published in America in the autumn of 1835. Given the European habit of dating ahead, the present copy could be simultaneous with it, or even have precedence. Blanck records no English or European printings of this title before 1840.

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[IRVING (Washington).]. The Sketch book Of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq. A New Edition. In two volumes. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, And Thomas Tegg and Son, Cheapside, 1838. 2 Vols., sm.f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for; fine steel-engraved frontispiece in each volume by C. Rolls after C.R. Leslie, both with tissue guards; pp.viii+296+; [iv]+316; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as two volumes in ‘The Family Library'. This edition not in Blanck. According to an Advertisement in volume one, dated ‘July, 1838', which appears to be authorial, and is directed at the English reader, this edition has been revised and corrected by the author.

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[IRVING (Washington), PAULDING (James K.), and IRVING (William).]. Salmagundi: The whim-whams and opinions Of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., And others. By the author of "Knickerbocker's History of New York," "Sketch Book, [sic] "Bracebridge Hall," "Tales of a Traveller," &c. New edition, Corrected and revised by the author. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside; Tegg and Co, Dublin; R. Griffin and Co., Glasgow; Also, J. and S.A. Tegg, Sydney and Hobart Town, 1839. Sm.f'cap 8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title, other illustrations in text; pp.x+378; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Bound up without half-title; spine a little rubbed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in ‘The Family Library'. Blanck, 10319. Probably a reprint of Tegg's 1824 edition, which Blanck suggests may in turn have been a reprint of the Paris edition of the same year. Langfield-Blackburn (pp.10-11) disagree, however, on the latter point, stating that the text of the Tegg edition "differs from that of all preceding editions." They are very possibly correct, since the 1824 Tegg edition bears a publisher's notice referring to the corrections and revisions, which is dated London, November, 1823. The Paris edition was not published until March 1824. In the present 1839 edition, the publisher's notice appears in a greatly extended and revised form, but without a date. This extended version refers not only to Paulding and another as joint authors with Irving (giving some detail of the division of work), but includes also a brief biographical note on the original New York publisher of the book, David Longworth: information which could only have been furnished by someone who knew him - possibly Irving himself.

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IRVING (Washington). The Life and voyages Of Christopher Columbus. By Washington Irving. (Abridged by the same). Printed for William Tegg and Co., Cheapside, 1848. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece by W.C. Edwards, one engraved plate by Finden; and one large folding engraved plate; (all bearing the imprint John Murray, . . . 1830); wood-engraved vignette on title; one full page wood-engraving in text; one inserted map; pp.[xii]+356; scarlet straight morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt lacking from spine; old ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; some dusting and fingering; map lacking; a good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce edition.

This edition not in Blanck, which records no William Tegg edition earlier than 1866.

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IRVING (Washington). Oliver Goldsmith, And Astoria. London; George Routledge & Co., 36, Soho Square, 1850. Pott 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xii]+[5]-213+[i (printer's imprint)]+291+[i (advertisements)]; dark turquoise straight morocco cloth, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine, all in series style; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Strip chipped from cloth at tail of spine, and insignificant splitting of cloth over joints; otherwise a fine copy.

The revised texts, first published in America in 1849, the first work being probably the third English edition of this text, and the second work the first or second, that of Bohn possibly preceding. The Routledge edition of ‘Goldsmith' is referred to by Blanck under 10173, but Blanck records no Routledge edition of ‘Astoria'. The present combined edition, evidently made up by binding together two separately published volumes with the omission of the original title leaves and the provision of a cancel, would appear to represent a secondary Routledge issue of both texts. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Routledge's Popular Library'.

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IRVING (Washington). Lives Of The successors Of Mahomet. George Routledge & Co., Soho Square, 1850. Narrow f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+263+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale yellow glazed boards printed in red blue and gold in series style; t.e. uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Back-strip lacking, and boards somewhat rubbed; paste-downs defective and split at joints; text nice.

Blanck, 10344, records a Bohn edition of this date; and 10345, a Routledge edition entitled ‘Lives of Mahomet and His Successors' which is described as "Reprinted and reissued under the revised title ‘Lives of the Successors of Mahomet'", apparently in 1851 or later. Blanck is almost certainly confused here, his first Routledge title being apparently a combined edition of the ‘Life of Mahomet' with the present work. This edition not in Blanck. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Chambers's Miscellany', the series title appearing only on the boards. In this copy, p.‘iv' is misnumbered ‘vi', which may suggest that the printer in first setting the prelims. allowed originally for a half-title, this being replaced by the two page ‘Preface', which, dated ‘Sunnyside, 1850', appears to have been a late addition to the volume. This could not have appeared in the American edition (Blanck, 10175), which was published in December 1849.

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IRVING (Washington). Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book Of Washington Irving. Illustrated by R Caldecott. London, Macmillan & Co, 1876. Sm.cr.8vo; integral wood-engraved title-page printed in grey-green and black, and 102 illustrations in the text; inserted wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and seven plates, printed in lime green and black; final blank; pp.[xvi]+165+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; very dark green buckram lettered and elaborately blocked gilt with a design by Caldecott on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Letter dated Janry 12 1876, signed C.J.C., presenting the volume to a Miss Adams, laid onto verso of front end-paper, with slight consequential cockling; otherwise a nice copy.

The second book to be illustrated by Caldecott, and one of his best. V. Percy Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, pp.165-6 for a detailed appraisal of both the "striking cover design" and the illustrations, which were engraved (and in fact commissioned) by James Davis Cooper. The plates are not specially listed, but they are the illustrations noted for pp.46, 54, 72, 95, 97, 123, and 153 and with one exception are here so placed: that for p.123 faces p.122.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The History Of Chivalry. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830. F'cap 8vo; steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and vignette title-page, both by Dean after J.W. Wright, precede single inset letterpress title-page; half-title not present; pp.[iii]-xx+348; contemporary full watered calf elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on spine, red lettering-piece; a.e. burnished; pink-faced end-papers embossed with a new-moon-and-star pattern blind. Insignificant peeling of sheep at fore-edge of back board, and slight splitting at top of front joint; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Scarce.

James's first historical work, preceded by three novels and a privately printed poem. Not among the sixty fiction and non-fiction titles recorded by Wolff, or the thirteen of Sadleir; CBEL, III, p.403.

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JAMES (G.P.R.). Lives Of the Most eminent Foreign statesmen. Vol. I [II; III; IV]. London: Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green [Vols.II - IV: Brown, Green & Longman], [,;,; ] Paternoster Row; And John Taylor, Upper Gower Street: [full stop in other volumes] 1382 [sic, for 1832] [1836; 1836; 1837]. F'cap 8vo; steel-engraved vignette title-page by E. Finden after H. Corbould in each volume; letterpress titles not called for; sinle inset Contents leaf in volumes one, three, and four; dedication and Contents leaves in volume two; excluding engraved titles, pp.[ii]+330; [iv]+326; [ii]+320; [ii]+325+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark brown fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e uncut. Insignificant wear to back to-corners of two spines; paste-downs a little scuffed by removal of small book-labels; plate leaves and facing leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Apparently rather rare. Not among the sixty fiction and non-fiction titles recorded by Wolff, or the thirteen of Sadleir; CBEL, p.403 lists this title only as published [as volumes 76, 82, 89, and 102] in the series ‘Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia' in 1836 - where it forms volumes II - V of itself, the first volume [46] in that series having been intruded by another hand. Volume IV was published late in 1836, and is here dated ahead.

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JAMES (G.P.R., Esq.). The life Of Henry the fourth, King of France and Navarre. In three volumes. T. & W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, 1847 [i.e., Winter 1846]. Demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each title leaf a single inset; mezzotint frontispiece by Robt. Graves in volume one; final page blank in volume two; pp.vi+432; [ii]+427+[i]; [ii]+410; vertically fine ribbed dark marina blue cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements bound in before frontispiece in volume one, 2pp. before title-page in volume two, 8pp. before title-page in volume three. Cloth of spines very slightly faded; frontispiece lightly foxed, with offsetting; armorial rubber stamp and inscriptions on end-papers, and small slit cut in front end-paper of one volume; otherwise, and to all intents, a fine copy of a handsome book.

One of James's scarcer titles. The book was written c.1842-3, and was then set up in type, but printing was deferred owing to the commencement by the French Government of the publication, under the superintendence of M. Berger de Xivrey, of the ‘Lettres Missives' of Henry IV, and James's wish to correct and expand his work in the light of the new facts that thus were made available. CBEL, III, p.403

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JAMES (Henry). Transatlantic sketches. By Henry James, Jr. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1875. Lge.12mo, signed in eights and twelves, sewn; binder's blank of slightly creamy paper at front and back; advertisement leaf precedes title-page; half-title not called for; integral blank follows last leaf of text; pp.401+[iii]; diagonally fine-ribbed light grey-brown cloth, blocked dark brown, matt gilt, and bright gilt, embossed with a design of leaves light grey-brown-through dark brown, ruled dark brown and gilt, lettered dark brown, and light grey-brown through gilt, on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers printed with a floral pattern in pale brown. Two small bruises to edges of front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Oliver Brett, Viscount Esher, and bearing his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. The author's second book. Edel, A2; Blanck, 10530. Later binding, with the ‘Houghton, Mifflin & Co.' imprint on the spine instead of ‘J.R. Osgood & Co.' as in the first binding, but sewn rather than wire-stitched as was the only copy recorded by Blanck with this spine imprint, and in a binding very different - and much more elaborate - than any recorded by Blanck. Blanck records only copies in green sand-grain or purple or terra-cotta net-grain cloth (his ‘C' and ‘FL' cloths) rather than the grey-brown diagonally fine ribbed cloth (his ‘S' cloth) of this copy, all with bevelled edges, not present here, without the very elaborately designed covers, and with plain brown-coated endpapers rather than the printed ones here present. 1,578 copies in all were printed, divided amongst at least five bindings.

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JAMES (Henry, Jr.). French Poets and novelists. Macmillan and Co., 1878. Dark green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated greenish black. A nice copy.

Blanck, 10534. There was no American edition. James's fifth book, and the first to be published independently in England.

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JAMES (Henry, Junr.). Hawthorne. London, Macmillan and Co, 1879. The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. Pp.[viii]+183+[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; red buckram over very thin boards, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black, lettered red through black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated black. Almost invisible restoration to cloth at extreme head of spine; slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10544, binding variant C, but with black- instead of blue- coated end-papers; the inserted advertisements are of the earliest variant, (a): printed on thinner paper than the body text, listing four titles on p.2 as though published, with a list of thirteen titles under the heading ‘In Preparation', including the present title. In this copy p.19 is correctly numbered, but the signature mark ‘C' is absent. Precedes American edition.

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JAMES (Henry, Junr.). Hawthorne. London, Macmillan and Co, 1879. The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. Pp.[viii]+183+[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; red buckram over very thin boards, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black, lettered red through black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated black. A fine copy.

Blanck, 10544, binding variant C, but with black- instead of blue- coated end-papers, and later inserted advertisements than any of those noted, printed on thicker paper than the body text, listing twenty-one volumes as published, ending with ‘Wordsworth', with five further mentioned as ‘in preparation', and the present title listed with review. In this copy p.19 is correctly numbered, but the signature mark ‘C' is absent. Precedes American edition.

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JAMES (Henry, Junr.). Hawthorne. London, Macmillan and Co, 1879. The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved. Pp.[viii]+183+[i (printer's imprint)]; Victorian half sheep, marbled sides, end-papers faced light brown. Calf chipped at head and tail of spine; rubber stamp removed from half-title, leaving slight thinning; half-title, title, and last leaf foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 10544. In this copy p.19 is correctly numbered, but the signature mark ‘C' is absent from p.17. Precedes American edition. Issued as a volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series under the general editorship of John Morley.

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JAMES (Henry). Partial portraits. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A very nice copy.

Blanck, 10581; Edel and Laurence, A30a: 2,000 copies were printed, divided between the English and American issues, but the book was issued earlier in England than in America. The advertisements at the end in this copy have English prices. From the library of E.A. Abbey, with his signature and the date ‘May 22, 1888' on the front end-paper, and the bookplate of M.G. and E.A. Abbey (?designed by Abbey) on the front paste-down. An interesting association. The Abbeys were friends of James's, and James was to assist Mrs. Abbey with a descriptive catalogue of a suite of her husband's paintings some seven years later. V. Blanck, 10612.

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JAMES (Henry). Partial portraits. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Globe 8vo; blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Blanck, 10581; Edel and Laurence, A30a: 2,000 copies were printed, divided between the English and American issues, but the book was issued earlier in England than in America. The advertisements at the end in this copy have English prices.

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JAMES (Montague Rhodes) and ROBINSON (J. Armitage). The gospel According to Peter, and The revelation of Peter. Two lectures On the newly recovered fragments Together with the Greek texts. By J. Armitage Robinson B.D., Fellow and assistant tutor of Christ's College And Montague Rhodes James M.A., Fellow and dean of King's College. London: C.J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse, Ave Maria Lane, 1892. Inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements, on text-paper, at end; maroon fine diaper cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine. Near fine copy. Scarce.

The Preface is dated ‘Dec. 1, 1892. An inscription on the front paste-down of this copy is dated ‘Dec. 1892', marking it as a very early copy.

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JAMES (Montague Rhodes, Litt.D., Fellow of King's College, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum). A guide To the Windows of King's College chapel Cambridge. C.J. Clay and Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse, Ave Maria Lane, 1899. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.38+[ii]; pale grey-green wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Neat light pencil notes adding useful detail to the descriptions on one or two leaves; otherwise a fine copy.



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JAMESON (Mrs.). Visits and sketches At home and abroad With Tales and miscellanies now first collected And a new edition of the Diary of an ennuyee. In four volumes. Saunders and Otley, 1834. 4 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles present in volumes one and two, apparently not called for in other volumes; frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; engraved head and tail piece in each volume, one other head piece in volume two, the leaves bearing these engravings being printed on plate paper; seven line Errata to Vol.I on verso of last leaf of Preface; half natural calf, tooled blind, lettered gilt on spine, marbled sides and end-papers. Contemporary signature on upper margin of each title page; plate paper leaves foxed, with some offsetting; four leaves in volume two bearing neat contemporary ink notes; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir. Block, p.122, listing this title only from a single bookseller's catalogue. Leaf A6 in volume one is here a cancel. ‘The Diary of an Ennuyee' was first published in 1826. The travels abroad are concerned chiefly with Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, Frankfort, and, in ‘The Diary', Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, and Genoa. Excluding her novels, pretty well a collected works.

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JEBB (R.C., M.A., LL.D. Edin., [etc.]). Bentley. Macmillan and Co, 1882. Wire stitched; pp.[xii]+224; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements tipped in at end; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black, on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. A fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisements list twenty-five volumes as ready, and this as the first of nine In Preparation. Printed in Cambridge by C.J. Clay at the University Press.

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JEBB (R.C., M.A., LL.D. Edin., [etc.]). Bentley. Macmillan and Co, 1882. Wire stitched; pp.[xii]+224; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements tipped in at end; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black, on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, and cloth of spine very slightly dull; slight rusting of staples; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisements list twenty-five volumes as ready, and this as the first of nine In Preparation. Printed in Cambridge by C.J. Clay at the University Press.

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[JEFFERIES (Richard).]. The Amateur poacher. By the author of ‘The Gamekeeper at Home' and ‘Wild Life In a Southern County'. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. Dark brown fine pebble-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked black and gilt on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. A nice copy.

Sadleir 1304.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). Nature near London. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. (All rights reserved). Half-title not called for; leaf bearing publisher's device, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated October, 1883; pale brownish grey buckram, blocked pictorially brown on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device brown on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Spine somewhat faded; inscriptions on verso of front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue, with the earliest date of the catalogue, and wire-stitched. This first issue is one of the more difficult of Jefferies' titles to find in good condition, for that reason. Copies are also seen with a catalogue dated March, 1884; and they are sewn. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). The open air. Chatto and Windus, 1885. Leaf bearing publisher's device, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated October, 1885, at end; old cream buckram blocked with publisher's monogram device blue-green on back cover, blocked pictorially blue-green on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Very slight bubbling of cloth on front cover; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus, the very delicate pictorial blocking being entirely unrubbed.

An unusual cover design for its period, the spine being blocked eccentrically with a design of poplars, the front cover with a group of rowan trees, on a hillside and outlined against the sky, with a distant prospect of a plain and hills.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). Field and hedgerow: Being The last essays Of Richard Jefferies Collected by his widow. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated June 1888; green buckram, blocked and lettered black and pale green on front cover, blocked black and pale green, lettered black, and gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed in pale brown. Half-title and title foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Not in Sadleir.

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JEFFERIES (Richard). The Toilers of the Field. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. Super royal 8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; portrait frontispiece on art-paper; title-page printed in red and black; binder's blank at back; half vellum, pale grey-blue board sides, vellum ruled gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled box; t.e.g., others uncut. A near fine, unopened, copy.

Not in Sadleir, though it contains some fiction. The book was edited, with a Preface, by C.J. Longman. No.3 of an edition limited to only one hundred and five numbered copies. Printed on large hand-made paper. A Longman family copy, bearing the book-label of George Longman on the front paste-down. A superb copy of a beautiful book.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). The Idle Thoughts Of An idle fellow: A book for An idle holiday. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [1886]. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements on smaller paper, coded ‘[20,000-T 3,787]', and integral blank, at end; pp.[viii]+172+[i (advertisement)]+[iii (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed pale sand yellow cloth, blocked turquoise on sides, lettered dark purple on front cover and spine. Neat ownership inscription dated ‘27 May 1887' on front end-paper; end-papers a little foxed, with offsetting; otherwise an unusually nice copy.

The verso of the title-page in this copy bears the coding ‘(T.4283)'. Copies are also known coded ‘(T.4281)', whilst the catalogue is sometimes found bearing the coding ‘[5,000-T 2,784]'. The codings are uninterpretable: those on the catalogues at least cannot be dates. It would have been natural to have interpreted the coding as ‘20,000 copies, catalogue T 3, July [18]87]', but that this cannot be so is shown by the inscription.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). The Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1898. Blank before half-title; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; yellow green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and lettered black on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. A nice copy.



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JERROLD (Blanchard). The Gavroche party. Being Literary estimates of political France. John Camden Hotten, 1870 [i.e., December 1869]. Imprint leaf followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, at end; blue fine morocco cloth ruled blind on sides, lettered and with wide rules gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated iron grey. Light foxing of edges and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.



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JERROLD (Douglas). Punch's letters to his Son. Corrected and edited, from the mss. in the Alsatian library. With twenty-four illustrations by Kenney Meadows. Published by Wm. S. Orr & Co., Paternoster-row, 1843. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece and twenty-two plates, on cream paper, all with tissue guards; vignette on title-page; one historiated initial in text (this not by Meadows); 4pp. integral advertisements at end; slate-purple fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Very nice copy.

There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.13, 19, 26, 32, 39, 53, 60, 66, 73, 80, 87, 94, 101, 108, 114, 120, 127, 135, 141, 147, 154, and 160.

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JERROLD (Douglas). The Wit and opinions Of Douglas Jerrold. Collected and arranged By his Son, Blanchard Jerrold. W. Kent & Co. (late D. Bogue), 86, Fleet Street, And Paternoster Row, 1859. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated April, 1859; light orange-brown ripple grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black on spine, ruled and lettered with publisher's advertisements in black on back cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A little scattered very light dusting in text, but a nice copy.

Printed on toned paper.

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JESSOP (Augustus, D.D.). Frivola. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Blank before half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[8]+vi+7-205+[i (blank)]+[ii]; leaf green coarse buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Slight mottled fading of covers and gilt a litle rubbed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Essays, mostly concerned with Norfolk, and two ghost stories, supposedly genuine - one attributed in part to H. Rider Haggard's father. Also briefly recounted is the story of the Dragon of Bures in Suffolk, derived from an old chronicle. One of the longest essays deals with the foundation, rise, and fall of the Nunnery of Crabhouse at Wiggenhall St. Mary. A well written and very readable book. In this copy, the following typographical errors have been observed (issue significance, if any, unknown): p.34, penultimate line, ‘star-y' for ‘starry'; p.90, running title, ‘IVOLA' for ‘FRIVOLA'; p.155, l.2, ‘t' broken at end of line.

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JUSSERAND (J.J.). Paul Scarron: A study. London, 1892. Med.8vo; heliogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; two heliogravure plates printed in sepia, one in black; final blank; pp.liv; dark green smooth cloth, blocked blind on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; a.e. uncut. Slight spotting of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

One of an edition limited to only twenty copies, printed for private circulation. Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the front end-paper.

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KEMBLE (Frances Anne). Notes Upon some of Shakespeare's Plays By Frances Anne Kemble: Introduction. Macbeth. Henry VIII. / The Tempest. Romeo & Juliet. Richard Bentley & Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1882. Demy 8vo; beautifully printed throughout in crimson upon thick cream paper, by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh; blank before half-title; final leaf bearing printer's woodcut device on recto, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+169+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled maroon diagonally very fine ribbed cloth, blocked scarlet and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Virtually fine, and partly unopened, copy.

Inscribed in pencil on verso of front end-paper ‘From library / of J Ruskin', apparently in Ruskin's hand. The front pastedown bears the subsequent bookplate of the Royal Museum & Library, Peel Park. In view of the provenance it is perhaps worth noting that the unopened portion is the chapter on ‘The Tempest'.

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KENNARD (Mrs. Arthur). Rachel. W.H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place, S.W., 1885. Series/half-title precedes title leaf; pp.[viii]+224; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue on smaller paper at end; dark yellow-green smooth cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale lemon. An extremely fine copy.

Issued as the eleventh title in the ‘Eminent Women Series' under the general editorship of John H. Ingram. Later issue, the catalogue noting the publication of eight further titles in the series, and bearing reviews. ‘Rachel' was the mid nineteenth century French tragic actress Rachel Felix.

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KERNAHAN (Coulson). Sorrow and song. London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E.C., New York and Melbourne, 1894. Blank before half-title; 4pp. text-paper advertisements at end, probably integral; pp.[xii]+156+[iv]; black art-linen, blocked, lettered, and with short rule silver on front cover, blocked and lettered silver on spine; t.e. uncut. One small pale fox-spot on title and verso of half-title; otherwise a very fine copy of a handsome book.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription dated ‘Sept 2' on the front end-paper. Essays on Heine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Louise Chandler Moulton, Frederick William Robertson, and Philip Bourke Marston. Included also are poems by Theodore Watts (on Rossetti) and Mary Kernahan (on Marston). A decidedly scarce title by the author of A Book of Strange Sins.

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KINGSLEY (Charles, Jun., Rector of Eversley, and Canon of Midleham, Yorkshire.). Twenty-five Village sermons. John W. Parker, West Strand, 1849. 12mo; half-title not called for; slate-purple fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, label a little darkened and chipped; otherwise a fine copy.

Kingsley's second book, in our experience a good deal scarcer than his first.

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KINGSLEY (Charles, Rector of Eversley). Sermons On National subjects. Second series. London and Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Company, 1854. F'cap 8vo; 5pp. integral advertisements at end; dark greyish-green morocco cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate, the paste-downs printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Very slight wear to covers; a very little scattered light foxing; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy of a difficult title.

Printed upon toned paper.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). Glaucus; Or, The wonders of the shore. Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1855. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated May 1855; vertically ribbed mid-green cloth, blocked dark green on sides, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered dark green on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; light olive brown end-papers. Spine slightly faded, and a little worn at head and tail; label removed from front paste-down, leaving small discoloured patch; otherwise a very nice copy.



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KINGSLEY (Charles). Sir Walter Raleigh And his time, With other papers. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1859. Lge.12mo; binder's blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; integral blank, followed by publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue, dated October, 1858, and binder's blank, at end; light brown fine morocco cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered with publisher's initials blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Spine chipped at head and tail, and corners worn; a little marking or foxing in text; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Denominated ‘Author's Edition' on the verso of the title-page, this may possibly precede the English edition, which was published under the title ‘Miscellanies Reprinted chiefly from Fraser's Magazine and the North British Review', and bearing the same date. The running title on the left hand pages throughout this volume reads ‘Kingsley's Miscellanies'. It is, however, largely a different collection: not only does it include only eleven essays, against the twenty of the English edition, but twelve of the essays in the English edition are not in this, whilst there are of course added a further three. Parrish, pp.41-2. The present copy is curious in that five pages (pp.8, 9, 24, 25, 26) carry pencil revisions which appear in nature to be authorial, and some but not all of which were incorporated into the English edition. We have not attempted to identify the hand-writing.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). Miscellanies By Charles Kingsley, Rector of Eversley; Chaplain in ordinary to Her Majesty. Reprinted chiefly from ‘Fraser's Magazine' and The ‘North British Review.' In two volumes. London: John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1859. (The Author reserves the right of Translation.) 2 Vols., post 8vo; half-titles not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two, verso blank; pp.[iv]+407+[i (printer's imprint); [iv]+389+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue at end of volume one dated September, 1859; light scarlet horizontally dotted-line-ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated caramel. Insignificant restorations to cloth at head and tail of spines; otherwise a very nice copy.

Twenty essays (Vol.I): ‘Walter Raleigh and His Times'; ‘A Mad World, My Masters'; ‘My Winter Garden'; ‘Chalk-stream Studies'; ‘Tennyson'; ‘The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art'; ‘Alexander Smith and Alexander Pope'; ‘Thoughts on Shelley and Byron'; ‘Hours with the Mystics'; ‘Burns and His School'; (Vol.II): ‘Mansfield's Paraguay, Brazil, and the Plate'; ‘Froude's History of England'; ‘Plays and Puritans'; ‘The Agricultural Crisis'; ‘The Water Supply of London'; ‘North Devon - A Prose Idyl'; ‘Speech in behalf of the Ladies' Sanitary Association, 1859'; ‘Great Cities, and their Influence for Good and Evil'; ‘On the Study of Natural History'; ‘Thoughts in a Gravel-pit'.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles, M.A., Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge, Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, & Rector of Eversley.). The limits of exact science As applied to history. An Inaugural Lecture, Delivered before The university of Cambridge. Macmillan and Co., Cambridge: And 23, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, 1860. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[viii]+72; 24pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 23.11.60; cream boards printed in black; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Backstrip lacking; boards a little worn at corners, and somewhat stained, chiefly around edges; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.



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KINGSLEY (C., M.A., Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge). Three lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution, On the Ancien regime As it existed on the continent before the French revolution. London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. Sm.cr.8vo; pp.xxiv+136; scarlet buckram, ruled, blocked with publisher's small devices, and lettered, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated dark charcoal; binder's ticket of ‘Burn. 37 & 38 Kirby Street' on back paste-down. Very slight darkening of spine and part back cover; small, barely visible restoration to cloth at head of back joint; otherwise a very nice copy.

The lectures are here published in an expanded form. An unusual binding design, making a distant curtsey to Rossetti.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). The Hermits By the Rev. Charles Kingsley. Macmillan & Co, Publishers, N.D. [1868]. Series title precedes frontispiece; half-title not called for; frontispiece and three plates in sepia, with tissue guards; title-page printed in full colour; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, dated ‘March 1868'; bright blue bevelled buckram, ruled and blocked with a pattern of Maltese crosses, blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt, with Macmillan and series devices, on front cover and spine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Very slight wear to covers; end-papers damp-stained and a little chipped; almost imperceptible damp-staining of upper and lower margins of frontispiece and title-page; neat inscription dated ‘July 14th, 1868' on front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Published as the second volume of ‘The Sunday Library'. Parrish, pp.64-5. Issued originally in parts, two simultaneous issues in book form were later made, the one at 4s. 6d. as here, and the other in slightly larger format, in plain boards, without gilt edges, ruled blind instead of gilt on the front cover and without the blocked pattern of Maltese crosses, gilt on front, blind on back, cover. The present copy, which is printed on white not cream toned paper, exhibits the earliest state of the text, the printers' imprint on the verso of the half-title reading ‘R. CLAY, SON, AND TAYLOR' instead of ‘R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR' as in later copies; whilst the advertisements likewise are of the earliest issue, advertising only one title as ready in book form, the present work as ‘Now publishing' in 1s. Monthly Numbers, and both issues of the series in book form as to be available.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). The Hermits. By the Rev. Charles Kingsley. Macmillan & Co, Publishers, N.D. [1868]. Series title precedes frontispiece; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and three plates in sepia; title-page printed in full colour; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, undated; bright blue buckram blocked gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt, with Macmillan and series devices on front cover and spine, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Spine very slightly faded; tissue, back of end-papers, and two or three leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the second volume of ‘The Sunday Library'. Parrish, pp.64-5. Issued originally in parts, two simultaneous issues in book form were later made, the one at 4s. as here, and the other in slightly smaller format, with bevelled boards, the back cover blocked and ruled blind, the front cover ruled gilt and blocked with a pattern of Maltese crosses gilt, in addition to the Macmillan and series devices, and with a.e.g. The present copy, however, is of a later issue, printed on slightly cream-toned paper, instead of on white paper; and with the printers' imprint on the verso of the title-page reading ‘R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR' instead of ‘R. CLAY, SON, AND TAYLOR' as in the earliest copies. The advertisement leaf in the present copy records only the one issue, at 4s. 6d., the cheaper format having evidently substituted for the dearer one, the latter being withdrawn. Thirteen titles are listed as ‘now ready', two others as planned.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). Madam how and Lady why Or First lessons in earth lore for Children. By The Rev. Charles Kingsley, M.A., Author of "The Water Babies," etc. With numerous illustrations. London, Bell and Daldy, York Street, Covent Garden, 1870. Sm.imp.16mo in half-sheets; wood-engraved illustrations in text by the Brothers Dalziel; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+350+[ii]; Royal blue patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and elaborately blocked black, elaborately blocked gilt, lettered gilt-outlined Royal bllue-shadowed black, and gilt, on front cover, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered black and gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with small stem and leaf pattern in Royal blue. A nice copy of one of Kingsley's more difficult titles.

The design of the spine is the conventional pseudo-Gothic of the period, if a somewhat elaborate example; that of the front cover, involving a series of horizontal panels, is unusual. Wolff, 3809, listing a copy in grass-green sand-grain cloth, and with end-papers [?coated] red-brown, which was probably secondary.

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KINGSLEY (Charles). At last: A Christmas in the West Indies. With illustrations. In two volumes. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1871. 2 Vols.; wood engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and five plates in volume one; blank before half-title; wood engraved frontispiece and six plates in volume two; other illustrations in text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of each volume; pp.xii (including the frontispiece)+316+[iv]; [2]+x (including the frontispiece)+315+[i (printer's imprint)]+[iv]; yellow-green peble grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated red-brown; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back end-paper of volume one. Re-cased, with new red-chocolate coated end-papers, preserving the binder's ticket; half-title in volume one slightly chipped at fore-margin and a little stained by contact with original paste-down; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Wolff, 3806, not mentioning the ruling on the back cover, or the fact that the frontispieces are included in the pagination. This oddity of collation apparently occurs because the title leaves are of plate paper and conjugate with the frontispieces, the printers treating this pair of leaves in consequence as a part of the text.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles, F.L.S., F.G.S., Canon of Chester). Town geology. Strahan & Co., 56 Ludgate Hill, London, 1872. Globe 8vo; last leaf of Preface a single inset signed ‘e', presumably printed conjugate with prelims. and the 6pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end, which are therefore integral; pp.[2]+lvi+239+[i (blank)]+[vi]; light blue pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down. Gilt a trifle rubbed on spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Papers delivered to the Chester Natural History Society, with the addition of a lengthy Preface.

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KINGSLEY (Rev. Charles, Canon of Westminster). Prose idylls, New and old. London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+317+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; diagonally very fine ribbed red-chocolate cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; to- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated blackish green. Almost invisible inscriptions on front end-paper; end-papers foxed on backs with offsetting onto facing page; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy.

A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the fore-edges rough-trimmed.

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KINGSLEY (Rev. Charles, Canon of Westminster). Prose idylls, New and old. London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+317+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; diagonally very fine ribbed red-chocolate cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated blackish green. Almost invisible restoration to extreme tail of spine; end-papers foxed on backs with offsetting onto facing page; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy.

A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the fore-edges uncut.

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KINGSLEY (The Rev. Charles, F.L.S., F.G.S., Canon of Westminster). Health And Education. Daldy, Isbister & Co., 56, Ludgate Hill, 1875 [i.e., Winter 1874]. Integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's 32pp. catalogue, at end, undated; pp.[vi]+411+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark greenish grey. Very slight wear to edges of spine, and minor, almost invisible, restorations to cloth at head and tail; slight cracking of end-papers; fore-margins of first half-dozen leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

An uncommon late title: Kinsley died in 1875.

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KINGSLEY (Henry, F.R.G.S.). Tales of Old Travel. Re-narrated by Henry Kingsley, F.R.G.S. London: Macmillan & Co., 1869. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.) Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and seven plates by J. Cooper; wood-cut vignette on title-page; pp.[viii]+368; bright green patterned sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, lettered and pictorially blocked gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' (Ball, 20D) at end. Small, barely perceptible restoration to cloth at extreme tail of spine (not affecting the gilt), and slight wear to corners; end-papers a little fraying at fore-edges, and back endpapers split at gutter; tissue guard more or less lacking; slight embrowning of a few gatherings that are of paper of a poorer quality than the bulk of the book; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy, the covers in particular very fresh and bright.

Sadleir, 1364, recording an otherwise similar copy with an inserted 56pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated August 1869; Wolff, 3828, listing an apparently similar copy. In the present copy, the plate marked to face p.324 (and here so bound in) is stated in the List of Illustrations to face p.243 (this not being noted by Sadleir or Wolff). The striking binding, though different in detail, is of a style similar to that used two years later for Charles Kingsley's ‘At Last', even down to the cloth colour.

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