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.

KINGSTON (W.H.G., Esq.). Blue jackets; Or, Chips of the old block. A narrative of The Gallant Exploits of British Seamen, And of The principal events in the naval service, During the reign of Her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria. Grant and Grifith, (Successors to Newbery and Harris,) Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1854. Post 8vo; binder's blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; pp.xiv+434; dark blue straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered dark blue through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat, almost invisible restorations to cloth of spine; front end-paper slightly cockled and patchily brightened by damp; otherwise a fine copy.

Wolff, 3837, incorrectly describing the binder's blank as integral. The prelims. consist of a gathering of six leaves, the second signed ‘a2', followed by a singleton, signed ‘b'. The last leaf of text, signed ‘2F', is also a singleton, and was evidently printed together with the seven leaves of the prelims., completing the full sheet.

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KINGSTON (William H.G.). My travels in many lands: Narrated for my young friends. Bosworth & Harrison, 215 Regent Street, 1862. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.iv+304; contemporary half sea-green calf, ruled blind on sides, ruled and tooled gilt and with dark maroon label, on spine, green based marbled sides; burnished sprinkled edges. Slight fading of calf on spine, and very slight rubbing at head and tail of spine and corners; but a very nice copy.

Wolff records a W. Kent & Co. edition of the same date for which he gives the collation ‘vi+304, frontis.'. This Bosworth & Harrison edition is definitely ‘iv+304' and has no frontispiece. Kent was both a larger publisher than Bosworth & Harrison, and one given to taking over titles (and sometimes sheets) from other publishers - which Bosworth & Harrison were not. It is unlikely that Bosworth & Harrison would have taken the title over from Kent in the year of first publication, but entirely likely that Kent would have taken it over from Bosworth & Harrison. Add to this the fact that the present copy has an ownership inscription on the front end-paper reading ‘E.A, Bennett / January 1862' - by which time it had already been bound - and it seems almost certain that the present edition is the true first, and was probably issued for the Christmas market of 1861 and dated ahead.

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KNIGHT (Joseph). Life Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. F'cap 8vo, sewn; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.186+xix+[i (blank)]+[2]; apple green fine buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. trimmed. A very little light ink scoring and one or two marginalia; an excellent reading copy.

Issued as the fourth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 19pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted a complete listing of the works, including articles, poems, etc. published in periodicals, paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and books and articles by other authors relating to Rossetti. The correct first state, the integral advertisements listing this volume as ‘Ready March 25th' ‘To be followed on April 25th by Life of Samuel Johnson by Col. F. Grant', and one of at least two bindings and three formats simultaneously available. The present binding style is relatively scarce, and appears to have been discontinued quite early in the development of the series.

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KNIGHT (Joseph). Life Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. F'cap 8vo, sewn; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.186+xix+[i (blank)]+[2]; slate blue fine buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A fine copy.

Issued as the fourth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 19pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted a complete listing of the works, including articles, poems, etc. published in periodicals, paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and books and articles by other authors relating to Rossetti. The correct first state, the integral advertisements listing this volume as ‘Ready March 25th' ‘To be followed on April 25th by Life of Samuel Johnson by Col. F. Grant', and one of at least two bindings and three formats simultaneously available.

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LAMB (Charles). The Works Of Charles Lamb. In two volumes. Printed for C. and J. Ollier, Vere Street, Bond Street, 1818. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.ix+[iii]+291; [vi]+259+[i (blank)]+[ii]; recent quarter calf, spine with raised bands, contrasting labels, marbled boards; yellow burnished edges. Fine copy. Scarce.

The first collected edition, and very nearly Lamb's first independent adult work, preceded only by the ‘Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and His Friends', of 1796, and ‘A Tale of Rosamund Gray and Old Blind Margaret' of 1798. Included also are six poems by his sister Mary, whose authorship is acknowledged in the list of Contents.

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LAMB (Charles). Final memorials Of Charles Lamb; Consisting Chiefly of his letters not before published, with Sketches of some of his companions. By Thomas Noon Talfourd, One of his executors. In two volumes. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1848. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated July 1, 1848, bound in between front end-papers of volume one; claret fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to head and tail of spines; cloth of spines and front covers faded; some edges and a few leaves foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

First issue, with the earlier date of the catalogue.

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LAMB (Charles). Rosamund Gray, Essays, poems, Etc. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1849. F'cap 8vo; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; cream coated end-papers. Cloth slightly worn at top of back joint; end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a very nice copy.

An interesting selection, including Essays (mostly literary); Letters under assumed Signatures, Published in "The Reflector"; Mr. H---., a Farce; John Woodvil, a Tragedy; The Witch, a Dramatic Sketch of the Seventeenth Century; Translations from the Latin of Vincent Bourne; The Wife's Trial or, The Intruding Widow; in addition to the title-story and a large selection of the poems.

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LAMB (Mary and Charles). Mary and Charles Lamb: Poems, letters, And Remains: Now first collected, with reminiscences And notes. By W. Carew Hazlitt. With Portrait, and numerous Facsimiles and Illustrations of their Favourite Haunts In London and the Suburbs. London: Chatto and Windus, publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten), 1874. Lithographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, letterpress title-page on plate paper, and one wood engraved plate precede fly-title; eight wood engraved plates and eight facsimiles of title-pages, all on thick paper, and one large folding engraved facsimile of ms.; pp.[5] - 307 (excluding prelims)+[i (blank)]. BOUND WITH: LAMB (Charles). Notes of Charles Lamb To Thomas Allsop. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.31+[i (blank)]; 48pp Chatto & Windus catalogue at end dated ‘September, 1874'; bevelled diagonally very fine ribbed violet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover (with a scene from ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream'), ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered purple-through-gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. A little scattered very light foxing, but a fine, crisp, copy nonetheless of a strikingly designed book.

The small paper (crown 8vo) edition; there was also an edition on large paper (imperial 8vo), differently bound. The first work was prepared for publication for and with the assistance of John Camden Hotten, who died however in 1873, leaving the book to be issued by his successors. The text finishes on p.308 with the words ‘THE END', followed by the printer's imprint. The next leaf, the title to the second work, starts a new gathering. This second work is typographically similar to the first, though there are differences, but it is not called for on the general title-page, and it is separately paginated. It has, however, been present in every copy of the book that we have seen, and was apparently issued with it, as a late addition to the ‘Remains'. Its contents are reprinted from ‘Harpers' Magazine' of December 1859, and represent the first appearance of these ‘notes' in England - also, conceivably, in book form. Most of them were not included in the Lucas editions of the Letters, and apparently have never been reprinted. There is no list of illustrations, but they are bound in to face pp.132, 134, 138, 160, 204, 220, 228, 284; the facsimiles face pp.136, 154, 162, 164, 166 (2), 170, 176; whilst the large folding facsimile faces p.158. CBEL, III, p.634.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage, Esq.). Imaginary conversations Of Literary Men and Statesmen. The first volume [The second volume]. Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 93, Fleet Street, And 13, Waterloo-place, Pall Mall, 1824. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-title present in each volume, but without the integral blank at the end of volume one called for by Wise; contemporary full rose morocco faced calf, tooled gilt on sides and spine, black labels, burnished sprinkled edges, marbled end-papers. Covers sunned on spines and edges of covers; small blank piece chipped from lower corner of one half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

The original issue, complete. A third volume was issued separately in 1828, by a different publisher, and two further volumes, by yet another publisher, in 1829. Wise 20, pp.57-62.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). The Last fruit off an old tree. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1853. Post 8vo; integral leaf of Corrigenda follows Contents; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.[xii]+520; claret ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated January 1852 [sic] bound in between front end-papers. Cloth worn through in two or three places over joints; spine faded; final leaf of text foxed; old ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise nice.

Presentation copy, inscribed on slip laid on to front paste-down: "Walter Savage Landor/to his kind friend of many years/Mrs Ablett of Lanbedr Hall". Mrs. Ablett's husband was to some extent Landor's patron. The text of the present copy bears a number of corrections and revisions in Landor's hand. These include two corrections in the Corrigenda, and one or two literal or punctuational corrections, but consist chiefly of alterations of word or phrase, for the most part concentrated in the poems. An additional poem, not in Landor's hand, but said to be by him, has been added on the epigraph page. Wise and Wheeler, 43.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). The Last fruit off an old tree. Edward Moxon, 1853. Post 8vo; half-title not present; integral leaf of Corrigenda follows Contents; fly-title precedes start of text; claret ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine frayed at head and tail and restored at back joint; end-papers cracked; later ownership stamp on paste-downs; text in general nice.

Wise and Wheeler 43. Tipped onto the front end-paper of this copy is a printed 16mo leaf, verso blank, bearing a printed twenty-five line stanza entitled ‘To ---.' This is unsigned, and we have not identified the author. Tipped in after the title-page and after the Dedication leaf are two 8vo leaves, each signed ‘T.' (or possibly ‘F.') ‘K.', the first bearing a thirteen line ms. stanza titled ‘On "The last fruit off an old tree"', the second a Latin translation of the four line stanza by Landor (‘I strove with none . . . '), which it faces. The first binding, later copies being trimmed to a smaller size and in green cloth.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). The Last fruit off an old tree. Edward Moxon, 1853. Post 8vo; integral leaf of Corrigenda follows Contents; fly-title precedes start of text; pp.[xii]+520; claret ripple-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue, dated January, 1852 [sic] bound in between front end-papers. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a nice copy.

The Signet Library copy, with their inscription, shelf-mark, and accession date on the front pastedown. Wise and Wheeler 43, describing the volume as med.8vo., but giving the dimensions, correctly, of a post 8vo(!) The first binding, later copies being trimmed to a smaller size and in green cloth.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). Letters And other Unpublished writings. Edited by Stephen Wheeler. With portraits. Richard Bentley and Son, 1897. Half-title apparently not called for in this issue; photogravure frontispiece and one plate, two other plates in line; pp.[3]-[x]+283+[i (blank)]; vertically ribbed dark green cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. A virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Published in October 1897, this was one of the last books issued by Bentley's, who sold out to Macmillan's in 1898, the present copy being of a later issue, identical to that made by Bentley except for the absence of a half-title, and the presence of the ‘Macmillan & Co.' imprint on the spine. We are unable to suggest a reason for the absence of a half-title in this copy, since there is evidently no loss, unless the conjugate List of Illustrations here is a cancel. It does in fact differ in wording from the note of it given in Wise & Wheeler's Bibliography, though this is of course no sort of guarantee! Wise & Wheeler, 54, noting no variants. Besides letters and other prose writings, the volume includes some sixty pages of hitherto unpublished verse, and a thirty-one page bibliographical check-list of Landor's work.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). Letters Of Walter Savage Landor Private and public. Edited by Stephen Wheeler. With Portraits. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1899. Sm.demy 8vo; photogravure frontispiece and one plate, printed in sepia, and with tissue guards; one half-tone plate; title-page printed in black and red; flesh pink buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on fromnt cover, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight fading of covers, end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise and Wheeler, 55, listing a different binding. There are at least three variants.

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LANDOR (Walter Savage). Letters Of Walter Savage Landor Private and public. Edited by Stephen Wheeler. With Portraits. Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street Covent Garden, 1899. Sm.demy 8vo; photogravure frontispiece and one plate, printed in sepia, and with tissue guards; one half-tone plate; title-page printed in black and red; mid-brown coarse rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with ruled box gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight marking of covers, label removed from front end-paper, and numerals written on front and back paste-downs in marker ink; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise and Wheeler, 55, listing a different binding. There are at least three variants..

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LANG (A., M.A., Lately Fellow of Merton College, Oxford). Theocritus, Bion, And Moschus Rendered into English prose With An introductory essay. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Conjugate half-title and title pages of plate-paper; engraved vignette on title-page; pp.[xliv]+200; light steel blue buckram, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy. Scarce.

Discounting collaborations, Lang's fourth regularly published book. Includes prefatory verses by Austin Dobson (‘Villanelle') and Edmund W. Gosse (‘Theocritus'). The Austin Dobson poem, which begins "O Singer of the field and fold", appears to have been unknown to Murray, who neither lists it in his Index of First Lines, nor the volume itself in his catalogue of Works Contributed to.

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LANG (Andrew, M.A., Late Fellow of Merton College Oxford). Custom and myth. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884. All rights reserved. 4pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘X', the same as the 8pp. gathering containing the Index which precedes it); pp.[viii]+312+[iv]; dark red smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated blackish brown. Very slight fading of spine, and neat ownership signature on upper margin of half-title, but a nice, partly unopened, copy of a scarce title.

Publisher's presentation copy, bearing their blind stamp to this effect on the half-title and title leaves.

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LANG (Andrew, M.A., Late Fellow of Merton College Oxford). Custom and myth. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884. All rights reserved. 4pp. integral advertisements at end (signed ‘X', the same as the 8pp. gathering containing the Index which precedes it); wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.[viii]+312+[iv]; dark red smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated blackish brown. Some fading of spine, and neat ownership signature on upper margin of half-title, but a nice, partly unopened, copy of a scarce title.



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LANG (Andrew). Letters To Dead authors. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. F'cap 8vo; vignette title-page printed in red and black, on plate paper, conjugate with half-title; final blank; pp.x (including plate-paper prelims.)+234+[ii]; quarter vellum, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine, cerise buckram sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Dedicated to Miss Thackeray. Letters to William Makepeace Thackeray, Dickens, Herodotus, Pope, Lucian of Samosata, Rabelais, Jane Austen, Isaak Walton, Sir John Maundeville, Alexandre Dumas, Theocritus, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Scott, Shelley, Molière, Burns, Byron, Omar Khayyâm, Horace, etc.

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LANG (Andrew). Books And Bookmen. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Narrow lge.post 8vo; title-page printed in black and red; numerous illustrations on text-paper; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed yellow green cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Near fine copy.

A title of some bibliographical complexity: the first edition of this title being published by Combes in New York early in 1886, an English edition, limited to 100 copies, making its appearance later the same year, but with the omission of two of the essays. The present edition is the first English trade edition, reprinting the text of the 1886 English edition, but with the addition of two essays previously uncollected.

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[LANG (Andrew).]. The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale Of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Done into English by William Adlington Of University College in Oxford With a Discourse on the Fable By Andrew Lang, late Of Merton College In Oxford. 1887, Published by David Nutt, in the Strand. Blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; photogravure frontispiece followed by text-paper blank, as guard; photogravure frontispiece to main text with text-paper guard (a singleton, the chain-lines running vertically instead of horizontally as in the rest of the volume); wood-engraved head and tail piece to main text; blank at end; pp.[6]+lxxxvi+[2 (fly-title to main text)]+[ii (guard)]+1-65+[iii (blank)]; Japanese vellum self-wrappers, French folded over outer end-papers, printed in black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Spine and edges of covers a little darkened; end-papers very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the first volume of the ‘Bibliothèque de Carabas'. One of an edition limited to 550 copies. Includes a Preface, a lengthy introduction, and a prefatory poem by Lang, as well as other prefatory verses by May Kendall, J.W. Mackail, F. Locker-Lampson, and W.H. Pollock.

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[LANG (Andrew)]. Beauty And The Beast By Charles Lamb With an introduction by Andrew Lang. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin Marshall & Co; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, N.D [1887]. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; initial blank; integral advertisement leaf at end; engraved frontispiece and seven plates, re-engraved after the 1811 originals, tipped-in; two leaves of music, printed from type; pp.[4]+xxiv+42+[ii]; glazed black paper covered boards, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut; light brown silk marker. Black paper rubbed at head and tail of spine, and slight bruising to corners; marker detached; otherwise a very nice copy.

First issue, differing from the second by being without a tipped-in slip, recording the transfer of the sheets to Elkin Mathews, which occurred in 1894.

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[LANG (Andrew)]. Beauty And The Beast By Charles Lamb With an introduction by Andrew Lang. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin Marshall & Co; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, N.D [1887]. Imp.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; initial blank; integral advertisement leaf at end; engraved frontispiece and seven plates, re-engraved after the 1811 originals, tipped-in; two leaves of music, printed from type; pp.[4]+xxiv+42+[ii]; glazed black boards, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover; publisher's re-assignment slip printed in red tipped on to front end-paper (v. note). Slight wear to head of spine, and small chip at tail; otherwise a nice copy.

Second issue, differing from the first by the presence of the tipped-in slip, reading: "This book is now supplied by Elkin Mathews Vigo St., London. October, 1894.'

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[LANG (Andrew).]. Euterpe: Being the Second Book of the Famous History of Herodotus. Englished by B.R. 1584. Edited by Andrew Lang. 1888, Published by David Nutt, in the Strand. Limitation leaf precedes half-title; photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, followed by text-paper blank, as guard; imprint leaf at end; pp.[4]+xlviii+174+[ii]; Japanese vellum self-wrappers, French folded over end-papers, printed in black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Covers very slightly dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the second volume of the ‘Bibliothèque de Carabas'. One of an edition limited to 550 copies and printed on large hand-made paper. Includes a Preface and a lengthy introduction, as well as a prefatory sonnet, by Lang.

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LANG (Andrew). Lost leaders. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1889. Blank, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end (last leaf blank), dated ‘7.88'; pp.viii+226+[ii]; bevelled dark blue buckram, lettered with short rule gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Edges of catalogue foxed; otherwise an extremely fine copy.

Articles reprinted from the ‘Daily News', selected and arranged by Pett Ridge. ‘Thackeray's Drawings', ‘Sieur de Montaigne', ‘American Humour', ‘Salmon Fishing', ‘Winter Sports', ‘Phiz', ‘Master Samuel Pepys', ‘Thackeray's London', ‘Amateur Authors', ‘Involuntary Bailees', etc. In our experience one of the scarcer Lang titles.

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LANG (Andrew). Letters On Literature. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title page; title-page printed in black and red; quarter mock-parchment, blue-grey board sides; paper spine label printed in red and black; a.e. uncut. External joints slightly cracking; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only 113 numbered copies. Printed upon large hand-made paper.

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LANG (Andrew). Old friends: Essays in epistolary parody. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; inserted half-tone text-paper frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+205+[iii]; quarter white laid paper, pale grey boards, paper spine label printed in dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Paper covering over one corner very slightly chipped; very slight foxing and darkening of covers; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Printed on fine Japanese vellum.

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LANG (Andrew). Old friends: Essays in epistolary parody. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890. Demy 8vo; limitation leaf precedes half-title; inserted half-tone text-paper frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+205+[iii]; quarter white laid paper, pale grey boards, paper spine label printed in dark blue; t.e.g., others uncut. Paper of tailband very slightly frayed; slight silverfish damage affecting half inch of paper over front joint; very slight foxing and darkening of covers; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. Printed on fine Japanese vellum.

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LANG (Andrew). How to Fail in literature: A lecture. 1890, London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: [sic]. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.95+[i (type ornament)]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; light brown leatherette wrappers, applied at spine, French folded over thin white boards, lettered, with short rule, black on front wrapper; a.e. uncut. Owner's name writ large on front end-paper; a few scattered fox-spots; short split to top of front end-paper; otherwise a near fine copy, unopened throughout.

It is a curiosity of the volume that though the fore-edges are unopened throughout and the top- and bottom- edges are uncut, the top-edges have been opened - we can only guess by the publisher before binding, since the book could evidently never have been read!

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[LANG (Andrew).]. Longinus On the sublime Translated into English by H.L. Havell, B.A. Formerly scholar of University College, Oxford. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. Macmillan and Co., 1890. Pp.xxxi+[1 (blank)]+101+[1 (blank)]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; steel-blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; bookmark advertisement, printed in scarlet, black, and pale marina blue, for the Eagle Star & British Dominions Insurance Company loosely laid in, presumably as issued. Gilt dull; a very little very light marginal scoring; otherwise nice.

Dedicated to S.H. Butcher. Lang's Introduction ocupies pp.[xiii]-xxxi.

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LANG (Andrew). Angling sketches. With three etchings and numerous illustrations By W.G. Burn-Murdoch. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891. Imp.16mo in half sheets; etched frontispiece and two other etchings, printed in sepia, with tissue guards; seven half-tone plates, some with tissue guards; and other illustrations in the text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, signed ‘N'; bevelled dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with vignette gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Fine copy of a scarce title.

The cover vignette is referred to in the text.

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LANG (Andrew). Essays in little. Henry and Co., Bouverie Street, E.C., 1891. Double cr.8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; bevelled white buckram, embossed with lettering gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers faced with horizontally ribbed cream paper printed with floral pattern in gold and green; a.e. uncut. Small stain on cloth of spine, and general very light dusting or foxing of covers; light foxing of white backs to end-papers; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only 150 numbered copies on large hand-made paper (watermarked ‘The Huth Library'). Issued in January 1891, simultaneously with the trade edition, the latter forming the first volume of The Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour, under the general editorship of W.H. Davenport Adams. The large paper edition has a different title-page, and cover design, and a half-title instead of the series title present in the trade edition, and apart from a reference in the terminal advertisements shows no sign of being part of a series. The frontispiece present in the trade edition is here not called for. Essays on Alexandre Dumas, Stevenson, Homer, Thackeray, Dickens, Charles Kingsley, Lever, Sir Walter Scott, Bunyan, Kipling, etc.

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[LANG (Andrew).]. The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, & Fairies: A Study in Folk-Lore & Psychical Research. The Text by Robert Kirk, M.A., Minister of Aberfoyle, A.D. 1691. The Comment by Andrew Lang, M.A., A.D. 1893. London. 1893. Published by David Nutt, in the Strand. Half-title with limitation notice on verso; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; leaf bearing silhouette on recto, blank on verso, follows Introduction; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[lxviii]+92+[ii]+[ii]; Japanese vellum self-wrappers, French folded over end-papers, printed in black on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut. Two or three small marks on sides, and very slight rubbing of the delicate Japanese vellum; otherwise a fine copy, entirely unopened.

Issued as volume VIII of the ‘Bibliothèque de Carabas'. One of an edition limited to 550 copies and printed on large hand-made paper. In our experience one of the scarcer volumes in the series. Includes a lengthy Introduction, Notes, and a Postscript as well as a two dedicatory poems, by Lang (one to Robert Louis Stevenson).

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[LANG (Andrew).]. Theophile Gautier By Maxime du Camp. Translated by J.E. Gordon. Preface by Andrew Lang. With Portrait. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1893. Med.8vo; pp.[2]+xvii+232; limitation slip tipped in before initial blank; half/series title; collotype portrait frontispiece from a photograph, with tissue guard; half-title and title printed in cerise and black; quarter mock parchment, blue grey board sides, spine with five raised bands, paper label; a.e. uncut; Japanese vellum end-papers. Label slightly rubbed; otherwise a virtually fine, and entirely unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only thirty numbered copies, and printed upon real Japanese vellum. Issued as a volume of ‘The Great French Writers. From the Series Edited By J.J. Jusserand'.

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GAY (John, F.R.C.S.). On Varicose disease Of the Lower extremities And its allied disorders: Skin discoloration, Induration, and ulcer: Being the Lettsomian Lectures Delivered before the Medical Society of London In 1867, By John Gay, F.R.C.S., Surgeon to the Great Northern Hospital, Consulting Surgeon to the Earlswood Idiot Asylum, etc., etc. London: John Churchill and Sons, New Burlington Street, 1868. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precedes title-page; five lithographic plates on thicker paper, signed ‘J.Gay lith. W.West imp.'; pp.[2]+x+171+[i (blank)]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Slight shelf-wear to top edge of front board, and minute chips at head and tail of spine (2mm), and small, unobtrusive, repair to cloth of spine; old perforated library stamp on title-page, not touching text, and on one other leaf, touching a few letters, but with no loss of sense; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce book.

The imprint: ‘London: Field & Tuer, Printers, 136, Minories, E.C.' appears on verso of title-page and at the foot of the last page of text. Young, 1868.1

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SANDELL (Joseph). Memoranda Of Art and Artists, Anecdotal and Biographical. Collected and arranged By Joseph Sandell. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Stationers' Hall Court, E.C. And Field & Tuer, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C., [September,] 1871. (Copyright entered at Stationers' Hall.) Blank before half-title; pp.xvi+203+[i (printer's imprint of Field & Tuer)]; bevelled dark green morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate; a.e. uncut; binder's ticket of Field & Tuer on back pastedown [v. note]. Very slight wear to extremities of spine; very light foxing to a few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

The binders' ticket is white printed in black, circular, 22mm in diameter, printed with a thick/thin circular rule frame, set in an arc within the top two-thirds of which is ‘Bound by Field & Tuer,' and in the centre in four lines, in a mixture of serif and sans-serif founts, ‘50, [/] LEADENHALL [/] STREET, [/] E.C.'. This is the only example we have seen of a Field & Tuer binders' ticket. It is not noticed by Young, and the firm is not included in the extensive list of Victorian edition binders given by Ball. It is interesting to note that in addition to being stationers, printers, publishers, and booksellers, Field and Tuer were also binders: a very fully integrated business model! Young, 1871.2

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[ANONYMOUS]. [Cover title:] The Port Of Gibraltar. [Small monogram:] T&F, [At end of text:] Field & Tuer, Printers, 50, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C., N.D. [1877]. 28pp., including wrappers, lge.post 8vo format, sewn as a single gathering, the first page bearing the title, recto blank; last leaf blank. Faint vertical crease throughout where originally folded for posting; three small wormholes affecting extreme fore-edge of front wrapper only, and two minute chips; possibly resewn; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Apparently written for a pressure-group concerned to maintain Gibraltar as a free port, and part of an argument (still ongoing to-day) as to the colony's status, this pamphlet was almost certainly not sold, but mailed free of charge to influential politicians. As originally designed it was to have had sixteen pages, but the publication while it was passing through the press of a Government draft Ordinance; of a Memorial forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Carnarvon; of His Lordship's reply to it; and the forwarding to him of a Second Memorial, led to its expansion. Carnarvon's reply to the first Memorial is described and quoted at length, and the text of the Second Memorial given as an Appendix. Young, 1878.6 dates this speculatively as 1878. The main text, however, refers to the the draft Spanish Budget for 1877-8, whilst that of the Second Memorial refers to events of the 6th April, 1877, and it was almost certainly published not long after that. Young does not give a job number, and had presumably, therefore never seen a copy. The job number, given at the end of the text, is ‘C 4,578' which would support Young's dating only if the job numbers refered to dates of printing or publication, which he says, however, they do not (v. p.36). In this copy, probably as always, p.7, l.6 has the misprint ‘te' for ‘to'. COPAC records copies at the British Library, Newcastle, and Bristol only; WorldCat adds no others.

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[CORPORATION OF LONDON]. Some Rules For the Conduct of Life. London: Printed by Field & Tuer, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C., 1877. A single gathering, lge.12mo, printed on buff paper; two blanks at front and two at back, the outermost serving as pastedowns; half-title not called for; leaf reading "A.D. 1477. In Honour of William Caxton this Pamphlet is Gratuitously Circulated. A.D. 1877", and leaf bearing Introduction, both printed in imitation of Caxton's typography and blank on verso, precede title-page; pp.[viii (including end-papers)]+38+[ii (recto blank, verse in Caxton type on verso)]+[iv (end-papers)]; quarter pale grey-green paper ruled in dark grey-green, buff paper sides printed in black with reproduction of the first and last printed page. Rebacked with green cloth; covers somewhat marked and dusty; end-papers strengthened at gutters with matching tissue; text very nice.

Young, 1877.1 a, describing the grey-green paper as ‘gray' and the boards as ‘tan', which may suggest his reference copy was faded and darkened. He also states, oddly, ‘Price unknown'. It was printed for issue at the Caxton exhibition, and, as recorded on the cover and first printed page, was free. There was also a special issue bound in what Young describes as ‘Half parchment, buff boards', which was presumably reserved for those connected with the exhibition. Young notes that the Introduction (and, presumably, the reproductions of Caxton's typography) may have been the work of William Blades, the printer and Caxton specialist who was the prime mover in organising the quatercentenary celebration. The original was published c.1800 by H. Fenwick, apparently at the instigation of Sir John Barnard. The number of copies of the present edition printed is not recorded, but was presumably quite small. The number ‘201' is pencilled on the front end-paper of this copy, significance undetermined. COPAC records copies at the British Library, Manchester, and St. Andrews only.

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TUER (Andrew). Luxurious Bathing: (Fifth Edition) A sketch By Andrew W. Tuer: 1880. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Press, E.C. / Eight Etchings By Tristram Ellis. 5/- New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 &745, Broadway. Landscape demy 8vo; half-title not called for; blank precedes illustrated title-page with tissue guard, printed in red and black; fly-title / advertisement / bibliography leaf follows title-page (v. note); seven plates on variously coloured papers, with tissue guards; Addenda leaf followed by inserted advertisement leaf on different paper, and integral blank, at end; pp.[vi]+59+[i (blank)]+[ii (blank)]; publisher's advice leaf reading "Keep this book under a weight until thoroughly dry, otherwise the binding will warp." tipped onto front end-paper; publisher's half-vellum, pig-skin sides, sewn through with buff twine, vellum ruled gilt on sides, front board lettered in black; a.e. uncut. Slight marking of covers, and one or two tissues creased; nonetheless a very nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper (including the plates) the text-paper being watermarked with an angel standing on a globe. Despite the title-page, in fact the second edition, the first having been published the previous year in folio, with illustrations by Sutton Sharpe, in four different issues apparently regarded as editions by the publisher: an ordinary issue at three guineas, with proofs at seven guineas; with "Remarque Proofs", signed, in an issue of six copies at three guineas; with proofs before letters, signed, on Japanese paper, in an issue of twenty copies at one guinea; and proofs on white hand-made paper in an issue of one hundred copies at half-a-guinea. The copper plates were steel-faced. The present edition would appear to be the third impression of the first 8vo printing, that being the first with these illustrations. ‘Luxurious bathing' was the fourth book to appear under the ‘Leadenhall Press' imprint. Young, 1880.1, referencing the first printing of this Second Edition only.

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WALLACE-DUNLOP (M[adeline]. A[nne].). Glass In the Old World. By M.A. Wallace-Dunlop Author of "The Timely Retreat;" "Wanderings in Brittany," &c. London: Field & Tuer, ye Leadenhalle Presse; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. (All rights reserved.), N.D. [November, 1882]. Demy 8vo, printed on toned paper; chromolithographic frontispiece, one chromolithographic plate, and four lithographs printed in sepia, all on card and with tissue guards tipped-in; pp.[2]+vi+272; advertising flyer, 4pp. issued by the publisher, containing reviews of the volume, loosely laid-in; diagonally very-fine-ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled gilt, blocked black on spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut; pale buff end-papers printed in pale grey. Half-title and final page of Index embrowned by contact with the poor quality end-papers, which are themselves embrowned at edges; tissue guards embrowned with offsetting, and that to the frontispiece loose; inscription on half-title (v. note); otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy. Scarce thus, especially together with the flyer, which is rare.

Presentation copy, inscribed for the author in March 1913 (she being at that point clearly incapable of writing it herself: she was to die a few months later), but signed by her, though in a very shaky hand. Young, 1882.8, not recording the flyer.

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ANTHOLOGY. Olde Tayles Newlye Relayted. Enryched with all ye Ancyente Embellyshmentes. The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C., N.D. [1883]. Demy 4to format, variously gathered; half-title not called for; general title printed in red and black, a single inset leaf; fourteen chapbooks, as under, originally issued separately sewn through (as evidenced by the stab-holes which vary in placement between the one and the next), here bound up into a publisher's case, the general title being issued with the first, which has also a half-title in place of the separate title present in the rest; the first six, the eighth, and the fourteenth chapbooks with colophon leaf at end; numerous illustrations in the text throughout; one page of music (from a wood-block); pp.[ii (general title)]+[32 (including half-title)]; [ii]+[24]; [28]; [36]; [32]; [28]; [16]; [52]; [ii]+[24]; [34]; [20]; [34]; [48]; [22]+[ii (blank)]; deep lime-green buckram, blocked pictorially black on back cover and spine, red and black on front cover, ruled and lettered red on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. One letter rubbed on spine and some very slight marking to front cover; end-papers foxed, and two or three scattered leaves internally slightly so; fore-margin of one title-page a trifle dusty; armorial bookplate (and another) on front paste-down; otherwise a fine copy. Fourteen works in one volume.

Edited, and in part illustrated, by Joseph Carwhall. The book seems to have been either made up by the publisher from left-over stock of the individual chapbooks or to have been bound for the purchaser of them in a publisher's case, and in consequence the contents vary between copies. None of the copies on COPAC for which the contents are listed has the seventh chapbook present in this copy, ‘John & Joan; or, a Mad Couple well met', most copies having instead ‘A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal to Mrs. Bargrave', not present here, whilst a copy at V. & A. Libraries has also ‘John Cunningham' (not present elsewhere) in place of ‘I Know what I know'. The contents of the present copy are as follows: The Barkshire Lady's Garland; The Babes in the Wood; I Know what I know; Jemmy & Nancy of Yarmouth; The Taming of A Shrew; Blew Cap for Mee; John & Joan; George Barnewel; Ye Loving Ballad of Lorde Bateman; The Long Pack; The Sword Dancers; Ducks & Green Peas; Andrew Robinson Stoney Bowes Esquire; and The Gloamin' Buchte. Young, 1883.4, but not agreeing in contents with any of his five variants.

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[CAROLINO (Pedro).]. (Fifth edition.) The vellum-parchment shilling series Of miscellaneous literature. English As She is Spoke: Or A Jest in Sober Earnest. With an Introduction by James Millington. One shilling. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. (copyright.) N.D. [1883]. Demy 16mo in half-sheets; publisher's advertisement leaf, blank on recto, series title, half-title with reviews on verso, precede Field & Tuer title-page; 6pp. publisher's integral advertisements, first page blank, at end; thin white boards, French-folded parchment self-wrapper printed in black on front panel; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Self-wrapper chipped on spine and internally strengthened; covers generally a little dusty; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as No.1 of ‘The Vellum -Parchment Shilling Series of Miscellaneous Literature', and dressed in series style. The fifth impression, identical with the first (which was published in March, 1883) except for the reviews and the ‘edition' statement on the title-page and front panel of the wrappers. The verso of the title-page bears the same job number, ‘T.3,202'. Young, 1883.5a, recording the first printing. There were to be at least ten. Young describes the self-wrappers as "vegetable parchment".

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[LEADENHALL PRESS]. (1740) Christmas Entertainments: Wherein is described Abundance of Fiddle-Faddle Stuff, Raw-heads, Bloody-bones, Buggybows, and such Like Horrible Bodies; Eating, Drinking, Kissing & other Diversions; Witches, Wizards, Conjurers, and their merry Pranks; Fairies, Spectres, Ghosts, & Apparitions; A Right Merrie Tale: - The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean; Curious Memoirs of Old Father Christmas. Illustrated with Many diverting cuts. One shilling. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. (Copyright.), N.D. [October, 1883]. Demy 16mo in half-sheets; publisher's advertisement leaf, blank on recto, series title, half-title with woodcut vignette, precede Field & Tuer title-page; Publishers' Note leaf, blank on verso, and type-facsimile of original title-page with woodcut on verso, precede start of text; numerous woodcuts in text; publisher's advertisement leaf at end, blank on recto; thin white boards, parchment self-wrapper printed in black on front panel; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Self-wrapper slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, spine a little dusty, and lettering on front panel faint in one patch where the type appears to have been badly inked; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

A reprint of the volume ‘Round about our Coal Fire, Or Christmas Entertainments' originally published in 1740. COPAC records the British Library and National Library of Scotland copies only. Young, 1883.16, describing the binding as ‘vegetable parchment'. In the present copy it is not: it is true animal parchment.

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[CAROLINO (Pedro).]. The vellum-parchment shilling series Of miscellaneous literature. (New matter) "Her Seconds Part" English As She is Spoke: Or A Jest in Sober Earnest. With an Introduction by James Millington. One shilling. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. (copyright.) N.D. [1883]. Demy 16mo in half-sheets; two publisher's advertisement leaves, printed only on facing pages, half-title with three reviews of the first part on verso, precede Field & Tuer title-page; woodcut tailpieces; 8pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end; thin white boards, French-folded parchment self-wrapper printed in black on front panel; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Self-wrapper chipped on spine and internally strengthened; covers generally a little dusty; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as No.1a of ‘The Vellum -Parchment Shilling Series of Miscellaneous Literature', and dressed in series style. The verso of the title-page bears the same job number as the first part, except for the absence of a full-stop after the ‘T'. Young, 1883.23a, recording the stop as present in the job number. The first part was reprinted at least ten times; this second part is scarce. Young describes the self-wrappers as "vegetable parchment".

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CHAMBERS (Robert). Illustrations Of the Author of Waverley Being Notices and Anecdotes Of Real Characters, Scenes, and Incidents Supposed to be described in his Works. By Robert Chambers. Third Edition. W. & R. Chambers, London and Edinburgh, 1884. Half-title not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece (with a curtain obscuring Scott's face); pp.[viii]+184; six small woodcuts in text of prelims.; quarter very pale green paper, grey boards, paper spine label printed in black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Paper of spine a little rubbed and dusty, worn slightly at head, and with insignificant crack to bottom half-inch of front joint; light foxing to end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed, and almost certainly bound, at the Leadenhall Press. Includes a brief Addendum by the author's son. Young, 1884.15, giving the job number as ‘T.3,253'. It in fact reads here: ‘T. 3253'.

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MELCHIOR de VOGÜÉ (Viscount E.). The True story Of Mazeppa. The son of Peter the Great. A change of reign. By Viscount E. Melchior de Vogüé. Translated from the French by James Millington. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., N.D. [November, 1884]. Half-title not called for; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[iv]+294+[x]; bottle-green buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. Owner's notes in ink on front end-paper, relating to the author's biography; otherwise a nice copy.

Translated by James Millington. The French title was ‘Le fils de Pierre le Grand'. In this copy the author's name appears erroneously on the front cover as ‘Melchoir'. COPAC records only the British Library holding, which they date speculatively as 1900: The English Catalogue of Books records it as published in 1884, a date which is confirmed by the imprint recording Simpkin, Marshall and Hamilton, Adams as separate firms. They had amalgamated by 1889. The advertisements also appear to support this date. So does Young, who lists it as 1884.35.

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HUNT (Mrs. Alfred W.). Our Grandmothers' Gowns. By Mrs. Alfred W. Hunt. With Twenty-four hand-coloured illustrations Drawn by George R. Halkett. London: Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, [sic] E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., N.D. [December, 1884]. Cr.8vo, printed on one side of the paper only, throughout; title-page printed in red and black; wood-cut head- and tail- pieces; twenty-four full-page illustrations delicately coloured by hand, all on text-paper, but not included in the pagination; 10pp. publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper; ff.[ii]+53+10; coautchouc bound into Paisley-patterned buff linen printed in shades of green, yellow and red, green label printed in black on spine and front cover; unbleached linen ties. One tie slightly shortened; some insignificant chipping and small splits to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, and small chip just above label, this repaired internally by the letting-in of a piece of sympathetic cloth between the linen and the card backing; slight fading to cloth of spine; ink inscription at head of half-title; an unusually nice copy, nonetheless, with unfaded sides, of a book that is usually found with the pattern of the cloth vanished almost completely and the text-block separated into single sheets like a well-used pack of cards. Given the careful repair work that has been done to the spine, and the well-established tendency of caouchouc to disintegrate to dust, it seems probable that the text block has been re-glued: but it is not possible to state this except as a hypothesis.

Young, 1884.37

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HEATH (Francis George). Tree Gossip. By Francis George Heath, Editor of The new edition of "Gilpin's Forest Scenery." Author of "Our Woodland Trees," "Sylvan Spring," "Autumnal Leaves," "The Fern Portfolio," "The Fern World," "The Fern Paradise," "Trees and Ferns," "Where to find Ferns," "My Garden Wild," "Burnham Beeches," "The English Peasantry," "Peasant Life," etc. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1885 (All rights reserved.) Post 8vo; pp.viii+176; scarlet smooth cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers printed with fern- and tree- leaf pattern in lime green. Extensive restorations to cloth of spine (v. note), and slight spotting of sides; poor quality paper lightly embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy.

A shoddily-produced book, the cloth of the covers barely cut large enough to allow the turn-ins, and the cloth itself utilising a cheap dye which, in our experience with other volumes, suffers a photochemical reaction (probably making it acidic), which destroys the cloth. Consequently it is now rather scarce - and definitely so in its original binding. Essentially an enclyclopædia of tree-related terms, mythological, social and scientific, arranged alphabetically. Young, 1885.5, recording a binding of "Dark olive cloth, title in gilt, author's facsimile signature and geometric design of leaves in concentric rectangular and circular rules in red', which may or may not be the primary one.

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LAVELEYE (Émile de). The Sociallism of To-day. By Émile de Laveleye, Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, etc., etc. Translated into English by Goddard H. Orpen, Barrister-at-law. Together with an account of Socialism in England By the translator. London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., N.D. [1884]. Post 8vo format (v. note); half-title not called for; pp.xliv+331+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue with separate title-page reading ‘Recent Books And Something About Them', on text-paper, at end; olive-green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. Light embrowning to poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a fine copy.

The text-block is too narrow for the binding, a peculiarity we have sometimes seen in other Leadenhall Press books, the binding having been designed for a cr.8vo volume, presumably with uncut fore-edges, which have here, in error, been trimmed off. This copy is of a later issue, the unusually extensive catalogue, dating apparently from 1885. The front paste-down bears a neat ownership inscription dated 1886. Young, 1885.6, dating the publication date as "January 1885": the National Library of Scotland copy, however, appears to have been received during 1884. The 1885 date appears to have been taken from ‘The English Catalogue of Books', which did not always receive notices of publication in advance of issue.

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BEWICK (Thomas). Bewick memento With an introduction by Robert Robinson. Catalogue With Purchasers' Names & Prices Realised Of the Scarce and Curious Collection Of Books, Silver Plate, Prints, Pictures, Wood Blocks, Copper Plates, And Bewick Relics, Etc., Sold by Auction at Newcastle-upon-Tyne On February 5th, 6th & 7th, and August 26th, 1884. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D, [February, 1885]. Double demy 8vo; half-title, with vignette and Publishers' Note on verso; tipped-in frontispiece and seventeen plates; single inset title-page printed in red and black; pp.[iv]+[13]+[iii (blank)]; [iv]+40 (catalogue on different paper); four leaves inserted John Grant advertisements at end, printed in double column; diagonally fine-ribbed grey-brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, up-lettered gilt on spine. Slight marking to cloth of front cover; first section foxed, with offsetting onto frontispiece, and with light marginal embrowning; otherwise a nice copy.

With an introduction by Robert Robinson. The catalogue, which is on different paper, and has separate signatures and pagination, bears the printer's imprint of ‘Ward, Dean Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne', and may well have been reprinted from the original standing type to which prices and buyers' names have been added. Twelve of the cuts were included in the original Catalogue: the other six are here first printed from the original wood-blocks. A small label laid onto the front paste-down reads: "Bought of Thos. Thorne / Newcastle on Tyne / June 1888.' Young, 1885.9, binding variant b.

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[BLOUET (Léon Paul)]. Ye Leadenhalle Presse. Max O'Rell: John Bull And His Island. Translated from the French By the author. Half-a-crown: cloth, three-and-six. London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. Copyright: all rights reserved, N.D. [1885]. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements precede title-page, the last with tipped-on slip advertising as "Just published" by Wyman & Sons ‘John Bull's Neighbour in her True Light'; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements tipped-in between back end-papers; pp.viii+295+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; t.e. uncut; diagonally fine-ribbed rich brown cloth ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine; light embrowning to poor quality paper throughout; otherwise a very nice copy.

First published in 1883, with a title-page declaring the work to have been "translated under supervision of the author" rather than "Translated by the author", as here: this copy being denominated ‘Forty-first Thousand' on the front cover. The present edition not listed on COPAC, but here dated from the advert for ‘John Bull's Neighbour' as "Just published", that volume bearing the date 1885. The Appendix forming pp.294-5 appears to have been added in the Second Edition of 1884. Young, 1883.24 records the first edition of this title together with reprints ascribed to December 1883 (in yellow wrappers, as here) and June 1886 (two issues, one in cloth, one in wrappers), but does not record this 1885 issue; nor does he mention the Appendix.

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TUER (Andrew W.). Second Edition Corrected and Revised, With Additional Matter. Bartolozzi And his Works. By Andrew W. Tuer. A Biographical & descriptive account of The Life and Career of Francesco Bartolozzi, R.A. With some observations on The present Demand for and Value of his Prints; the way To detect Modern Impressions from Worn-out Plates and To recognise Falsely-tinted Impressions; Deceptions Attempted with Prints; Print Collecting, Judging, Handling, &c. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 1885. Blank precedes added stipple-engraved frontispiece by Stepano after Bartolozzi (v. note); engraved frontispiece printed within illustrated frame engraved by Bartolozzi; one facsimile, one partly coloured reference plate, and two large folding type-facsimiles tipped in; pp.[8]+viii+478+[ii, lacking (?colophon leaf): v.note]; publisher's full vellum, dark greyish-brown fine silk rep onlays to sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, spine and front cover lettered grey, front-cover lettered gilt over red, and blocked gilt; dark greyish-brown silk ties (lacking); t.e.g., others uncut; light brown silk marker. Slight dusting to covers, and one silk onlay very slightly defective; ties lacking; light marginal embrowning throughout, and a very little scattered foxing more or less confined to margins or large uncut edges; back end-paper removed (probably by accident when the colophon leaf was excised); nonetheless a very good copy. Apparently rare.

COPAC records only the British Library copy of this edition, which they describe as "a limited edition," a note to this effect presumably appearing in the colophon. If so, it provides a reason for the final leaf having been excised in the present copy which belongs to a more limited issue still, and bears a note in Tuer's holograph on the front end-paper: "Presentation copy, with / extra frontispiece inserted." Above this Tuer has added a presentation inscription: "Miss Kath Ashley. / with the compliments of the author / And. W. Tuer". The first edition was published in two 4to volumes early in 1882 and advertised at three guineas (though the price was later reduced to two); the present volume was published at 12/6d. In his ‘Preface to Revised Edition', here, Tuer describes the main differences between the text of the two printings as follows: "In this second and revised edition...sections of little value to the general reader have been omitted; but, on the other hand, fresh matter of interest has been freely interspersed. The omitted portions consist of the latter part of chapter xxviii, volume i., on the value of Bartolozzi's prints, as illustrated by sale catalogues dating from 1778 to the present time, and the list from volume ii, now under careful revision for separate publication as a ‘Catalogue Raisonné, of upwards of two thousand works engraved by Bartholozzi." There is no list of plates, etc., but they are tipped-in here to face pp.67 and 180, whilst the folding facsimiles are bound in between pp.420 and 421. Young does not record this special issue, but under 1885.35 records the volume as similar except that it does not have the added plate, has the silk bands dark green instead of dark greyish brown, and the vellum lettered in black and red instead of gilt, gilt-over-red, and grey, as here, and apparently also without the gilt blocking on the front cover. According to Young, the ordinary issue was limited to 500 copies and was issued in a "gray cloth case with printed paper labels".

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O'RELL (Max [i.e., Léon Paul Blouet]). The Leadenhall Press. Max O'Rell. John Bull's Womankind (Les Filles de John Bull). By the author of "John Bull and his Island". Half-a-crown: cloth three-and-six. London: Field & Tuer; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. (English Copyright Edition: All Rights Reserved.) N.D. [1885]. Half-title not called for; first leaf of final gathering a single inset; pp.[xiv]+239+[i (Press Opinions)]; 3pp. commercial advertisements at front, and 27pp. publisher's and commercial advertisements at end, the first and last leaves serving as paste-down; yellow paper wrappers printed in black, the back wrapper bearing commercial advertisements; a.e. uncut. Slight chipping to upper fore-corner of back wrapper, and paper at head of spine, and slight fading to paper of spine and edges of front wrapper; slight fraying to some over-large uncut edges; in general, however, a nice copy. Scarce in wrappers.

Produced in imitation of the French yellow-wrappered reprints of the period. The front wrapper bears the legend "Thirty-First Thousand". COPAC records the twenty-first thousand, but nothing later; Young, 1884.32 recording only two variant bindings of the first printing. First published in 1884, and here dated from the advertisements.

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