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.

HAWEIS (Mrs. [Mary Eliza]). Rus in urbe: Or Flowers that Thrive In London Gardens & Smoky Towns By Mrs. Haweis. Illustrated, London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co.; James Carter & Co., 237 & 238, High Holborn, W.C.; New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [May, 1886]. Demy 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; integral copperplate frontispiece by Munday after Corbould, printed in sepia; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination; blank followed by 6pp. integral Carter and Field & Tuer advertisements at end; publisher's full buff chintz printed with a floral pattern in yellow, pink, and green, cut flush, pale green paper labels printed in black to spine and front cover. Very slight wear to edges of spine and paper of spine label chipped with some loss to upper rule; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce and delicate book.

The joint publishers, Carters', were (and are) seed merchants and nurserymen - though they are no longer in Holborn. COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall Library, and Natural History Museum copies only. Young, 1886.8

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RICHARDSON (Samuel). The Leadenhall Press Sixteenpenny Series. Illustrated Gleanings from the Classics. Number 1. Sir Charles Grandison, By Samuel Richardson: With Six Illustrations From the original copper-plates engraved in 1778 By Isaac Taylor: And a preface by John Oldcastle. Price sixteen-pence. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [September, 1886]. F'cap 4to; half-title not called for; advertisement on verso of fly-title listing the first two titles in the series; wood-engraved initials and head- and tail- ornaments throughout; six fine engravings from copperplates, tipped in and not included in the pagination; pp.36 [last page blank]; 8pp. publisher's advertisements on smaller paper at end; oatmeal and dark brown flecked drab wrappers French-folded over outer end-papers, blocked with lettering gilt and with lettering and short rule very dark brown on front panel; a.e. uncut. Small chips to paper at extreme head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The catalogue in this copy appears to date from late in 1887. Young, 1886.11.

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KINGSFORD (Anna Bonus) and MAITLAND (Edward). The Perfect Way; Or, The Finding of Christ. By Anna Bonus Kingsford (M.D. of the faculty of Paris) And Edward Maitland (B.A. Cantab.) (Revised and Enlarged Edition.) London: Field & Tuer, ye Leadenhalle Presse, E.C. Hamilton, Adams & Co., Paternoster Row, E.C. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. All rights reserved, [April,] 1887. Double f'cap 8vo; four conjugate blanks of text-paper precede half-title, four at end; two plates on text-paper (containing three figures), included in the pagination; pp[8 (blanks)]+[vi (half-title, title, and writers' Advertisement)]+[xxx]+397+[i (blank)]+stub [?of blank]+[8 (blank)]; cream smooth cloth ruled and blocked black on back cover, elaborately ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover; a.e. uncut. Rebacked in pale green cloth without disturbing the end-papers, with cloth spine-label ruled and blocked in black; some darkening to sides; spots of sealing-wax on paste-downs, which must once have secured a protective wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

The text of lectures delivered before a private audience in 1881 and first published in 1882, here with some additions and alterations: in particular the substitution of another Lecture for No.V., and consequent omission of most of the plates; the re-writing, in whole or part, of paragraphs 6 - 8 and 28 in No.I; 34 - 36 in No.II; 5 - 8, 12, 13, 22, 23, 42, 43, 54, and 55 in No.IX; the lengthening of Appendices II. and VI.; the addition of a new Part to Appendix XIII (formerly No.IX); and the substitution of eight new Appendices for Nos.VII. and VIII. The remaining plates are placed before the Index. Subsequent revised editions were published in 1890, 1909, and 1923. It is unusual to find a Leadenhall Press book entirely without advertisements, and we hypothesise that the authors may have objected to having any: the excised leaf was integral and may have been advertisements. If this were so, the blanks at beginning and end may be pre-binding cancels, replacing the usual advertisements and included to bulk out the sheets to fit the binding. This would have been particularly necessary as the cloth chosen for the binding is far too delicate for the weight of the volume. The COPAC entries give varying collations all of them inadequate as judged by the present copy. Young, 1882.4 b.

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FFOULKES (L. Florence). [Four lines of verse, printed diagonally] Short poems In Sunlight and Shade By L. Florence Ffoulkes. London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [April, 1887]. Lge.post 4to, printed throught within ruled borders; half-title not called for; title-page printed in black and red; three-line Errata slip tipped-in before Contents page; text-free leaves with large type-ornaments; pp.[118]; publisher's inserted list, 8pp., at end; full white parchment vellum, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; gold-coloured silk marker. Spine and adjacent edges of covers lightly embrowned, covers generally very lightly dusty; small spot on front cover (possibly an original fault in the parchment); otherwise a fine copy.

Interesting verse. Young, 1887.3

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TUER (Andrew W.) and FAGAN (Charles E.). The First Year of A Silken Reign (1837 - 8). By Andrew W. Tuer And Chs. E. Fagan. With ten illustrations From contemporary original plates. June,] 1887, London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; two text-paper blanks at front and back, conjugate, but probably belonging to the first and last gatherings each of which has only six leaves; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece by Freeman after a drawing by Miss Costello, and nine engraved plates (one large, folding) by Onwhyn, Romney, et al.; pp.[4]+[xii]+283+[4]; 8pp. publishers' advertisements on thinner paper bound in before final blanks; dark grey-green diagonally very fine-ribbed cloth lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. End-papers foxed, with offsetting onto blanks; over-large uncut edges dusty; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession. Young, 1887.6

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PRICE (F.G. Hilton, Dir. S.A.). The Signs of Old Lombard Street By F.G. Hilton Price, Dir. S.A. With Seventy whole-page 8vo. Illustrations by James West And others. 1887 - 1902, London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-157, Fifth Avenue. Demy 8vo; decorative head- and tail- pieces and initial letters, and numerous illustrations, in the text; large folding plan bound in at end of text; pp.[viii (not paginated)]+207+[i (blank)]; grey boards printed black and with yellow-flecked green enamelled panel on front board, spine up-lettered black; a.e. uncut. Some dusting to spine, and label cleanly removed from tail of upper cover leaving slightly lighter patch; old Norfolk & Norwich Library label on front pastedown, but no other sign of library use; some foxing to end-papers and plan, slight on prelims.; small piece chipped from corner of back end-paper; in general, nonetheless, a nice copy.

Young, 1887.15b: the second edition, including a Preface by the author here first printed, and 168 signs as against the 109 of the first edition.

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ANONYMOUS. The Gaping, Wide-mouthed, Waddling Frog: A new and entertaining Game of Questions And Commands With Proper directions for playing the game And crying forfeits. Embellished with Thirteen Coloured Engravings. Price one shilling. 1823. London: Dean & Munday, Threadneedle Street; and A.K. Newman & Co., The Minerva Press, Leadenhall Street. [November, 1887]. Republished by Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Twenty leaves, pott 4to format, sewn as a single gathering, the outer leaves blank and faced with brown paper printed in black, serving as wrappers, the front wrapper hand-coloured, the back wrapper printed with series advertisements; half-title not called for; Directions leaf printed on verso only precedes hand-coloured frontispiece; editor's Introduction precedes start of text; twelve hand-coloured illustrations in text, all unbacked; forfeits leaf at end; pp.[6]+iv+[7] - [32]; issued without end-papers. Very slight chipping to brown paper covering of wrappers, not affecting printed area; tear to blank margin of final leaf repaired apparently with paste; otherwise a fine copy of rather a beautiful, and very delicate, book.

Issued as the second volume in ‘The Leadenhall Press Series of Forgotten Picture Books for Children'.The illustrations are printed from the original wood-blocks of 1823, recently discovered, and hand-coloured after the manner of the originals (though probably more carefully!). The interesting introduction gives a good deal of useful bibliographical information concerning the firms of Dean & Munday, Lane and A.K. Newman and Co., and the Minerva Press, and Dean and Co., and the relationships of the several firms. COPAC lists the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, and Leicester copies only; Young, 1887.18, describing a copy in grey-green wrappers, otherwise similar.

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ANONYMOUS. The dame And her Donkeys five. Embellished with Thirty=one Beautifully Hand=Coloured Engravings. Price one shilling. 1823. London: Dean & Munday, Threadneedle Street; and A.K. Newman & Co., The Minerva Press, Leadenhall Street. [October,] 1888. London: Republished by Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Twenty-two leaves, pott 4to format, the outer leaves blank and faced with brown paper printed in dark brown, serving as wrappers, the front wrapper hand-coloured, the back wrapper printed with series advertisements; half-title not called for; hand-coloured frontispiece; editor's Introduction precedes start of text; thirty hand-coloured illustrations in text, all unbacked; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, followed by integral blank; pp.[ii (wrapper)]+[4 (including frontispiece)]+iv+[9] - [37]+[iii (blank)]+[ii (wrapper)]; issued without end-papers. Fore-edges of wrappers somewhat chipped, paper covering of spine rubbed and with 33mm chip at head and 3mm chip at tail; small chip to blank lower fore-corner of first two leaves; otherwise a fine copy of rather a beautiful, and very delicate, book.

Issued as the fourth volume in ‘The Leadenhall Press Series of Forgotten Picture Books for Children'. The illustrations are printed from the original wood-blocks of 1823, recently discovered, and hand-coloured after the manner of the originals (though probably more carefully!). The interesting introduction, which reprints that in each of the earlier volumes of the series, gives a good deal of useful bibliographical information concerning the firms of Dean & Munday, Lane and A.K. Newman and Co., and the Minerva Press, and Dean and Co., and the relationships of the several firms. Far scarcer in our experience than the earlier volumes in the series. COPAC lists the Oxford copy only. Young, 1888.9, recording a copy with grey-green wrappers printed in black, but otherwise similar.

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SELLERS (Charles). Tales From the lands of Nuts and grapes. (Spanish and Portuguese folklore). By Charles Sellers. 1888. London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. Printed on cream-toned paper; blank precedes half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by 8pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end; pp.[2]+x+178+[ii]+[8]; diagonally fine-ribbed olive-green cloth ruled and blocked red, lettered gilt, on front cover, up-lettered gilt on spine. Small, faint, greasy mark on front end-papers and initial blank; nonetheless a virtually fine copy.

Includes some fantasy stories, one involving a were-wolf. Not in Bleiler, Clute & Nicholls, or Locke's ‘Spectra'; COPAC records the BL, Oxford, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales, and Birmingham copies only; Young, 1888.11, recording blind rules on the spine not present here.

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ASHTON (John). Men Maidens and Manners A hundred years ago. By John Ashton. With thirty-four contemporary illustrations. [November,] 1888, London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. Sm.landscape 12mo (5 3/8" x 6 1/2"); half-title not called for; title leaf a single inset; illustrations in text; pp.[ii]+124; publisher's Correction slip tipped-in to face title-page; textured light brown thick paper wrappers, cut flush, whitish brown paper onlay to sides printed in black, that to back wrapper bearing illustration, that to front wrapper illustration and title; white end-papers. Spine uplettered in black, apparently by hand; paper of spine chipped and neatly restored with near-matching period paper; otherwise a very nice copy of a very delicately constructed book.

The correction slip reads: "On page 91, a rollicking compositor has made Lord George Gordon do duty for Foster Powell, the pedestrian, who in turn represents his Lordship on page 120." This relates to the illustrations, not the text. Young, 1888.14, recording the Correction slip as facing p.91.

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CARTWRIGHT (Fairfax L., B.A.). The Baglioni A Tragedy. By Fairfax L. Cartwright, B.A., Second Secretary at Her Majesty's Legation, Teheran. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Hamilton, Adams & Co., N.D. [November, 1888]. Post 8vo; 3pp. integral advertisements followed by 8pp. publishers' catalogue at end on thinn er paper; pp.[viii]+117+[iii]; diagonally fine-ribbed olive green cloth, ruled blind, lettered red, embossed with lettering gilt, on front cover, blocked and up-lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight marking to covers and front free end-paper lacking; light pencil scoring in a few margins; otherwise a nice copy.

Young, 1888.15, describing an otherwise similar copy in ‘blue-gray cloth'.

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[STEEL (Charles F.).]. Is there any Resemblance Between Shakespeare & Bacon? [November,] 1888. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Hamilton, Adams & Co. Copyright secured in England and America. Printed on cream-toned paper; half-title not called for; printer's imprint on verso of final page of text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii (mispaged vii)+[9]-301+[i (printer's imprint)]+2 (advertisements); very dark green buckram ruled blind on sides, lettered scarlet and gilt on front cover, blocked with author's monogram blind on back cover, dark brown on front cover, lettered scarlet up spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Lacking the front free end-paper, otherwise a fine copy.

The author's name appears only on the verso of the title-page, as holder of the American copyright. Apparently very scarce, COPAC recording only the British Library copy. Young, 1888.17, recording the cloth colour as ‘dark blue': but there are two versions of the gene for discriminating blue from green, and he may have had the other one.

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LOFTIE (W.J.). Kensington Picturesque & Historical. By W.J. Loftie, B.A., F.S.A.; author of ‘A History of London,' ‘Windsor Castle,' ‘The Authorised Guide to the Tower,' Etc. etc. With upwards of three hundred illustrations (Some in colours) By William Luker Jun. From drawings taken on the spot. Engraved by Chs. Guillaume et Cie. Paris. London Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, [December,] 1888. Double cr.8vo; fine half-tone pochoir frontispiece and five plates, all with tissue guards; five inserted maps or plans; numerous half-tone illustrations in the text; pp.[xx]+287+[i (blank)]+lxiv (subscribers lists); 8pp. publishers' advertisements at end, on text-paper; bevelled navy-blue smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine, turn-ins elaborately blocked gilt; pale buff end-papers. Cloth slightly pulled at head of spine, and slight bruising to one corner; otherwise a near-fine copy of a sumptuously produced book.

Presentation copy from the Rev. Roderick Cosh, area Dean for Burnham and Slough, and his wife Pam, to the then Bishop of Kensington and his wife, Michael and Cynthia Coldclough, dated ‘Noel '[19]99'. There is no separate listing of the coloured plates, but they are tipped-in to face pp.[1], [87], [131], 164, and 209. 745 copies were subscribed for. Young, 1888.21.

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SCOTT (Charles Newton). The Age of Marie Antoinette, A sketch Of the period of European revival, Which claims among its representatives: Gœthe, Prudhon, Gainsborough, And Mozart. By Charles Newton Scott, Author of "The Foregleams of Christianity," etc. [November,] 1889. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+68+[iv (integral advertisements)]; 8pp. inserted publisher's List at end; diagonally fin-ribbed cobalt-blue cloth, ruled brown on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Insignificant wrinkle to cloth of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy with the author's eleven word holograph inscription on the back of the front end-paper. 1889.12, giving no details of binding, etc.

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CORKRAN (Alice). One shilling.] [Fourth year. The Bairns' Annual Of Old fashioned Fairy tales, &c. Edited by Alice Corkran. Illustrated with nearly one hundred original Wooden blocks and A coloured frontispiece. 1888 - 9. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. All rights reserved.] Short demy 8vo; half-title not called for; hand-coloured frontispiece, vignette on title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text; pp.[4 (including frontispiece)]+v+[i (blank)]+[9] - 136; quarter grey-green linen, ledger style, chromolithographic boards, cut flush; front paste-down with generic bookplate, probably as issued (and here signed by the book's first owner). Some general wear to covers; end-papers foxed and dusty; a very little light dusting or fingering passim, but a very good copy, nonetheless, of a somewhat delicate book.

Young, 1885.39, recording all five editions of the Annual, but giving scant details of any but the first. He describes the last four as having ‘Chromolithographed wrappers'. The present copy is definitely in boards and has a cloth shelf-back. Osborne Collection, I, 399; COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and Chetham's Library copies only.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Christmas Box Or New Year's Gift. 1825. London: Printed for The Religious Tract Society, By J.S. Hughes, 66, Paternoster Row. [December, 1889] 1889 - 90. Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall & Co; Hamilton, Adams & Co. New York: Scribner & Welford. Half-title with wood-engraved illustration on verso, wood-engraved vignette on title-page, and numerous wood-engraving in the text; pp.80; quarter black-mottled blue patterned-sand-grain cloth, grey board sides printed in black, the front and back covers bearing wood-engravings; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some wear to covers and small repairs to cloth of spine; bookplate to each front endpaper (v. note); a very nice copy internally.

From the library of the Liverpool educated antiquarian, John Oxberry, whose bookplate is on the front end-paper. A Publishers' Note records that "It has not been possible to give all the old illustrations: several have been kindly lent by the Religious Tract Society; and others of the same class have been added by the publishers from similar publications of the time." One or two are reminiscent of the work of Bewick. The volume includes a lengthy Introduction written by S.G. Green, detailing the early history of the Religious Tract Society, ‘The Christmas Box' having been the first book (as opposed to ‘pamphlet') that they published. Young, 1888.19 (a misplaced entry).

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BOYLE (Mary). ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Startsop Redivivus. By Mary Boyle. [April,] 1890, London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. wood-engraved head- and tail- pieces throughout; pp.[viii]+152; 8pp. publisher's advertisements and inset leaf of commercial advertisements at end; grey paper wrappers printed with lettering and wood-engraved illustration on front panel; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Short tear to blank lower edge of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

The preliminary gathering may here be a cancel: all the edges being trimmed, it is slightly smaller than the rest; but the volume was evidently so issued. Young, 1890.5

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WILLOCK (A. Dewar, M.J.I.). "Never Hit a man Named Sullivan!" By A. Dewar Willock, M.J.I., Author of "Rosetty Ends," "She Noddit to Me," &c., &c. London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, [September,] 1890. Imp.16mo in half-sheets, printed on antique-toned paper; half-title not called for; author's note leaf reading "The Preface - a very good one by the way, and I ought to know - has escaped, and will probably be found hanging about somewhere outside" follows title leaf; integral advertisement leaf, blank on recto, followed by publishers' inserted catalogue, 16pp (numbered as 14pp.), on smaller paper, at end; mustard-yellow smooth cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, downlettered with short underline black on spine, lettered with short underline gilt, and lettered black, on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight dusting to covers and cloth of front cover a trifle bubbled; light embrowning to title-page; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Essays. The Preface is in fact blocked on the front cover, but not, as recorded by Young, in gilt. The title is blocked in gilt, the Preface in black. Young, 1890.18; COPAC records the British Library, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only.

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DAVIDSON (Mrs. [Gwendoline, née Mackenzie].). A Story of Stops. By Mrs. Davidson Of Tulloch. Author of "Kitten's Goblins". With Fourteen whole-page Illustrations By the Authoress. London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [1890]. Demy 8vo; fine-screen half-tone frontispiece and thirteen plates; pictorial tailpieces; title-page printed in red and black; final page integral advertisements; pp.[viii (not paginated]+131+[i]; publisher's 16pp. catalogue on smaller paper bound in at end; scarlet smooth cloth, blocked with central ornament blackish blue on back cover, up-lettered blackish blue on spine, lettered gilt, blocked and lettered blackish blue on front cover with a design by the author; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges uncut. Slight mottled fading to covers, and ornament on back cover a little rubbed; otherwise a fine crisp copy.

Apparently a family copy, the front pastedown bearing the armorial bookplate of Mackenzie-Gillanders of Highfield, and the front end-paper the ownership signature of Edward B. Mackenzie. The book is dedicated to the authoress's father, William Dalziel Mackenzie. A well-written and amusing story that owes much to Lewis Carroll. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped-in to face pp.10, 20, 28, 42, 54, 62, 74, 80, 84, 90, 94, 102, and 110. Young, 1890.20

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WATSON (John, F.L.S.). The Confessions Of a Poacher. Edited by John Watson, F.L.S., Author of "Nature and Woodcraft," "Sylvan Folk," &c,, &c. Illustrated by James West. London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, [December,] 1890. Sm.sq.8vo; half-title not called for; blank, epigraph leaf, and integral wood-engraved frontispiece precede title-page; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, some full-page and not backed, but all included in the pagination; 3pp. trade advertisements, followed by blank at end; pp.[vi (including frontispiece)]+172+[iii]+[iii]; leaf green diagonal dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed with crazy-paving pattern in brown. Very slight marking to covers; poor quality end-papers embrowned as always, with offsetting onto facing page; slight cracking to end-papers; short tears to blank lower margins at one opening; a nice copy, nonetheless, of a book that does not tend to survive well.

Poaching on an industrial scale! The following misprints and typographical flaws have been noted in this copy (state or issue significance, if any, not determined): p.22, l.20, ‘a vourable' for ‘favourable'; p.124, letters (one, one, and two) lacking at end of last three lines; p.140, last line, risen space after ‘be', another after‘difficulty'; p.159, l.8, ‘fnrther' for ‘further'. Young, 1890.27, binding a.

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LAMB (Charles). Prince Dorus By Charles Lamb. With nine coloured illustrations In facsimile. Introduction by Andrew W. Tuer, F.S.A. [September, 1890] 1890 - 1. London: The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway. Med.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece on textured leaf of blue-grey paper precedes title-page with line-engraved vignette; eight other black-and-white vignettes on introductory leaves; nine inserted plates printed in colour from wood-blocks; pp.[xx]+31+[i (blank)]; light brown paper wrappers textured to look like sheep, printed in black on sides and down the spine; a.e.uncut; white end-papers. Very slight splitting to front end-papers at head and tail, and faint crease to upper fore-corner of front wrapper, but a near-fine copy, nonetheless, of a very delicately constructed book.

The ordinary edition, published at 1/-. There was also an edition on large-paper, numbered and signed by Tuer, with the plates hand-coloured, which was priced at 7/6d. Young, 1889.10 b. Young describes the wrappers as "imitation pigskin", which is a less satisfactory interpretation given the author's name... He also describes the inserted plates as "hand-coloured", which they were in the limited edition, but not, we think, in this.

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ANONYMOUS. A new shilling Book of Alphabets Plain & Ornamental Including Sets of Numerals and many Decorative Designs, &c., For the use of Architects, Clergymen, Decorators, Designers, Draughtsmen, Teachers, and all who Have occasion to copy Alphabets (capitals and small letters) Both Ancient and Modern, Plain and Fanciful. London: All rights] The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. [reserved. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-157, Fifth Avenue. John Beal & Son, 55, East Street, Brighton. R.J. Derfel, 6, Stove Street, Tipping Street, Ardwick, Manchester. The Educational Supply Association, Limited, 42A, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C. Geo. Firks, 1 & 2, East Street, Plymouth. John Heywood, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester, and 1, Paternoster Buildings, London, E.C. The London Educational Depôt (Gotch & Gomme), 28 & 29, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London, E.C. The Midland Educational Company, Limited, Birmingham. Thomas Murby's Educational Warehouse, 3, Ludgate Circus Buildings, London, E.C. The North of England School Furnishing Company, Limited, Darlington, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Sunderland. R.J. Porteus & Co., Limited, 19, Grainger Street West, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Relfe Brothers, 6, Charterhouse Buildings, Aldersgate. London, E.C. The Scholastic Trading Company Limited, 34, Bridge Street, Bristol. The Scholastic Trading Company, Limited, 41, St. Mary Street, Cardiff. The Scolastic Trading Company, Limited, 43, Deansgate, Manchester. Robert A.H. Toms, School Book Depository, 72, Lancaster Street, Borough Road, London, S.E. The Westminster School Book Depôt, 126 & 128, Horseferry Road, Westminster, S.W. A. Wheaton & Company, Fore Street, Exeter. Brentano's - New York, London, washington, Chicago, Paris, N.D. [c.1890-1]. Landscape Roy.8vo format, single leaves, printed on one side of the paper only, stabbed and sewn through as issued; frontispiece illustration of an alphabet written by Charles I; ff.48; publisher's advertisement leaf (specimen types of The Leadenhall Press) at end; light drab thick paper wrappers printed on front and back wrapper and down spine in black; issued without free end-papers, the pastedowns printed with advertisements for ‘Stickphast Paste'. Wrappers fingered and a little marked (apparently with smudges of printer's ink); tissued repair to spine, with remains of original backstrip laid on; end-papers dusty, first and last few leaves slightly so, and frontispiece a little frayed at blank upper and lower margins; a few leaves slightly fingered at margins and with insignificant smudges of printer's ink on a couple of them; nonetheless a very good copy of a book intended for use and not well calculated to survive. Scarce.

The type and ornaments are selected from those used by The Leadenhall Press. British Library, Cambridge, National Library of Wales, and Victoria & Albert Libraries copies only on COPAC. The National Library of Wales and V. & A. date it as ‘?1880', Cambridge as ‘?1889'. It would have to be at least 1889 because the imprint includes ‘Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.' an amalgamation which occurred in that year - and we have guessed c.1890-1891 because it is advertised as apparently a new publication in ‘Lays of a Lazy Lawyer' which was published in the latter. Young, 1889.4 a., dates it as "[May 1889]", however.

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[SOMERS (Alexander)]. Lays Of a Lazy Lawyer By Al-so. [June,] 1891, London, The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; pp.120; inserted illustrated advertisement for ‘Stickfast Paste' printed in red and black on thicker, smoother, paper, followed by publisher's inserted 14pp. catalogue, at end; pale grey card wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and down spine in black. Wrappers a little dusty, and paper of spine chipped, barely affecting printed area; neat inscription on upper margin of title-page; scattered light foxing; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce book.

In this copy l.9 of text on p.102 has the misprint ‘on' for ‘one': state or issue significance, if any, undetermined. COPAC records the British Library, Oxford, and National Library of Scotland copies only. Young, 1891.6, describing the wrappers as ‘blue': it is possible that those on the present copy have faded.

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WARD (Charles. A.). Oracles of Nostradamus. By Chas. A. Ward. London: The Leadenhall Press, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [October, 1891]. (All rights reserved.) Pp.[xxxii]+375+[i (blank)]; publishers' inserted Book List, 16pp., paginated [1] - 7; [ii]; 9 - 14, at end; diagonally very fine ribbed blue-black cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed. A couple of small corners turned, and a little very almost invisible damp-spotting to front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

"Contains a rounded hundred, or more, out of the (thousand) quatrains of the French prophet, that, since his death, have all received startling fulfilment in history." - publishers' blurb in Book List. Young, 1891.12

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JEROME (Jerome K.). On the Stage And Off: The brief career of A Would-be Actor By Jerome K Jerome With One Hundred Illustrations By Kenneth M. Skeaping. London: The Leadenhall Press, 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [December, 1891]. All rights reserved. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece and other illustrations in the text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+219+[i (blank)]; publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, paged 1 -7, i - ii, 8 - 14; rich brown buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover and spine, the words ‘Illustrated Edition' appearing on both. Light foxing to catalogue, but a very nice copy.

The first printing of the Illustrated Edition. This edition is in our experience scarce. The first edition (of 1885) had only 160pp. Young, 1891.21

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AINGER (Arthur Campbell). Eton Songs. Written by Arthur Campbell Ainger Set to music by Joseph Barnby Illustrated by Herbert Marshall. London, The Leadenhall Press, 50 Leadenhall Street, E.C. Novello, Ewer & Co., London & New York. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1891 - 2. Roy.4to; blank before half-title; half-tone frontispiece on verso of half-title; other illustrations of Eton scenes in text; vignette title-page with thin-paper guard; pp.[viii]+148; binder's blank at end; publisher's full vellum, French joints, signed ‘Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Binders' on verso of front end-paper, sides ruled, tooled, and with rose and triple lilly-flower corner-ornaments, gilt, spine with raised band at head and tail after the contemporary French manner, quite elaborately ruled and tooled gilt between, with triple lilly-flower ornaments in two ruled compartments, brown leather lettering-piece reading ETON SONGS in two lines, edges and turn-ins elaborately tooled gilt; a.e.g.; marbled end-papers. Scrape-hole to lettering-piece, not touching gilt; light staining to front cover, and gilt a little rubbed; three leaves with ink marginalia (v. note); occasional light fingering, and one small corner creased; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, inscribed on the front blank "Kate Mortimer / from / Arthur C Ainger / Eton Election, 1901" in Ainger's hand. Loosely laid in is a letter, c. 70 words, dated "2nd May, 1939" from the recipient's son, Hugh Mortimer, to the composer, conductor, organist, and sometime Principal of the Guildhall School of Music, Arthur Murray Goodhart, presenting the volume to him. Goodhart had also been a pupil Sir Joseph Barnby, the composer of the music here included, which gave it, no doubt, something of a double interest. Beneath the author's inscription on the front blank Goodhart has written a note recording the presentation, and adding "I am very glad to possess the volume, which was given by my friend A.C. Ainger to his Dame (Mrs. Mortimer) and therefore has a special interest." Goodhart has also in several places annotated the text, his additions, in the index and to the music and text of ‘"Carmen Etonense"', amounting to a little over 300 words. The most sumptuous of the four bindings in which this book was issued, the publishers' presentation style. Ordinary copies (Young, 1892.1) were put up in blue-grey cloth lettered ETON SONGS across the top of the front cover and with a crown at the lower fore-corner, all gilt; copies bound for use by Eton College were bound in full white vellum, also by Spottiswoode & Co., with French joints, as here, the sides with a double plain-ruled frame incorporating small corner ornaments, gilt, the spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled gilt at top and bottom edges, the bands decorated with a guinea-roll, the second compartment bearing the same skiver lettering-piece as in the presentation binding, the other compartments ornamented alternately with the three lily-flowers from the Eton College crest, and a Tudor rose, both of these being found also in the present copy, but the rose only on the sides; Young, 1892.1, suggests that some copies were also bound in "calf gilt". Includes "Carmen Etonense", Victoria! Our Queen, The Silver Thames, Cricket is King, St. Andrew's Day, A Song of Fives, "Vale", Hymn for Founder's Day, and Hymn for Dedication of Lower Chapel.

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MARTIN (John Biddulph). "The grasshopper" In Lombard Street. By John Biddulph Martin. [February,] 1892. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Scribner & Welford. Double cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page; numerous illustrations in text; twelve fine heliogravures printed in sepia; pp.xx (including frontispiece)+328; diagonally fine-ribbed bright green cloth, blocked emblematically black on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Insignificant wear to head- and tail- of front joint; light foxing to first and last few leaves; inscription on front end-paper (v. note); nonetheless virtually a fine copy.

A family presentation copy inscribed in ink on the front end-paper: "Capt. Gerard / With kind regards / from / Richard W. Martin". Young, 1892.3

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CARLYLE (Thomas). Rescued essays Of Thomas Carlyle Edited by Percy Newberry. Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [September, 1892]. Short cr.8vo, printed on pale blue paper; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+125+[i (blank)]; white binder's blank at front and back; light and dark streaked sea-green linen, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine. Front binder's blank neatly excised; very slight fading and marking of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy. Young, 1892.8, recording copies only in "quarter dark blue cloth, gray boards, printed paper label on spine" (precedence undetermined).



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ANTHOLOGY. The Child Set in the Midst By Modern Poets. ("And he took a little child and set him in the midst of them.) Edited by Wilfrid Meynell. With a facsimile of the Ms. of "The Toys," by Coventry Patmore. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 & 745, Broadway, N.D. [September, 1892]. Half-title not called for; text-paper blank, and conjugate leaf bearing double-sided facsimile precede title-page; vignette on title-page, and two others in prelims.; pp.[12 (not paginated, and including facsimile)]+[196]; flexible very diagonally very fine-ribbed black cloth over thin boards, yapped at fore-edges, blocked gilt on front cover, brown paper spine label printed in black; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Label very slightly chipped at one edge, not touching printed area; light foxing to end-papers, with slight offsetting; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Printed on Abbey Mills Greenfield paper. ‘Modern' is used rather loosely in the title, poets represented ranging from Blake to Francis Thompson (his first appearance in book form - v. Young, p.25), and including Wordsworth, Landor, Leigh Hunt, Hood, Emerson, Longfellow, Lowell, Elizabeth Browning, Dobell, Eliot, Kingsley, Locker-Lampson, Gerald Massey, Robert Buchanan, George Macdonald, William Barnes, de Vere, D.G, Rossetti, Thomas Gordon Hake, Patmore, Meredith, Austin Dobson, Cosmo Monkhouse, Matthew Browne, Dinah Maria Craik, Henley, S.M.B. Piatt, Graham R. Tomson, Katharine Tynan, and Vernon Blackburn. An uncommon title of which COPAC records five copyright library holdings and Manchester only. Young, 1892.10, not mentioning the blocking on the front cover.

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BROADWOOD (Lucy Etheldred) and MAITLAND (J.A. Fuller) [eds.]. English County Songs. Words and music Collected and edited by Lucy E. Broadwood And J.A. Fuller Maitland, M.A. F.S.A. [July,] 1893. Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 50, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. J.B. Cramer and Co., 201, Regent Street, W. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., Ltd. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 and 745, Broadway. Cr.4to, printed on fine cream paper; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; the music set from type; pp.[2]+viii+185+[i (blank)]; salmon-pink patterned-sand-grain cloth, lettered gilt on spine (with title only), blocked and lettered gilt, lettered black, on front cover; cream end-papers, thicker than the text-paper. Very slight wear to corners and slight cracking to front end-paper, but nonetheless a virtually fine copy.

A title reprinted for J.B. Cramer and Co. over many years, but only this edition dated 1893 appears to have been printed by The Leadenhall Press. The present printing is scarce, and especially so in anything like fine condition. Young, 1893.4, recording copies both in ‘red and cream cloth', this being, presumably, the former. The songs are classified by region first, then county.

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JEROME (Jerome K.). Novel notes By Jerome K. Jerome Author of ‘The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow,' Etc. etc. With illustrations by J. Gülich, Hal Hurst, Louis Wain, Geo. Hutchinson, Miss Hammond, J. Greig, and others. [August,] 1893, Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd. 50 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. Half-tone frontispiece and other illustrations in text; 12pp. integral advertisements at end, last page blank; pp.[xvi (including frontispiece)]+292+11+[i]; caramel buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram on back cover, author's on front cover, spine and front cover ruled and lettered, all black; t.e burnished grey. Bold early ownership inscription on front end-paper; scattered foxing, mostly very light; back end-papers cracked and strengthened unobtrusively with tissue; a generally nice copy, nonetheless.

"An episodic work pieced together from Jerome's series in THE IDLER concerning a group of friends collectively trying to write a novel. Several sections have been extracted by macabre fiction anthologists for inclusion in their collections, most notably ‘A Ghost Story,' ‘The Skeleton' and ‘The Dancing Partner.' The latter, a science fiction horror story about a robot which ultimately malfunctions to deadly effect, has been included in several ghost story anthologies but it cannot really be considered supernatural. ‘The Skeleton' has also been reprinted as ‘The Man of Science.' The work is dedicated to Jerome's friend, Arthur Conan Doyle." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p.297. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1190; Clute and Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p.519; Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992); NCBEL 3:1062; Young, 1893.5.

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ASHTON (John). A history of English Lotteries Now for the first time written. By John Ashton. 1893, Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent& Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 & 745, Broadway. Demy 8vo; two blanks and publisher's note leaf precede frontispiece; half-title not called for; frontispiece facsimile printed in black upon green paper precedes vignette title-page, twenty-seven other facsimiles printed in several colours of ink on papers that vary in weight, size, and colour scattered throughout; numerous illustrations in the text; 16pp. publishers' advertisements on text-paper at end; pp.[4]+xi+[1 (blank)]+359+[i (blank)]+16; glazed fine natural linen, pink title-labels printed in black on front cover and spine, and pink facsimile printed in black on front cover; t.e. burnished brown, others uncut; yellow silk marker. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine and splitting over back joint; spine-label badly rubbed, title-label on front cover slightly so; marker detached; poor quality paper more or less uniformly embrowned throughout; text otherwise clean and sound; a very good copy only.

Young, 1893.11

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LASCELLES (John). X . Y . Z . And Other Poems By John Lascelles. London: published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue, N.D. [1894]. Demy 8vo, printed on cream-toned paper; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; final blank; textured cream stiff-paper wrappers, printed on front wrapper in yellow, black, and green. Fine copy, virtually as new.

Published as the first volume in ‘The Sun and Serpent Series', which ran to only two titles. A remarkable survival, and a very scarce book. COPAC records the British Library and Cambridge copies only; WorldCat adds no others; Young, 1895.1, giving the date of issue as January: the deposit copies, however appear to be datestamped 1894, suggesting the Christmas season of that year.

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ASHTON (John). A Righte Merrie Christmasse!!! The Story of Christ-tide By John Ashton. Copper- Plate Etching of "The Wassail Song," by Arthur C. Behrend. London: published by the Leadenhall Press, Ltd., 50 Leadenhall Street; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157 Fifth Avenue, N.D. [December, 1894]. Demy 4to, printed throughout in black within rubricated borders on thick mould-made paper; half-title not called for; fine proof aquatint frontispiece with remarque, with tissue guard; final blank; pp.xii+250+[ii]; presentation book-plate (unused) on front paste-down, from a 1763 copperplate by F. Bartolozzi; blue silk bookmark with pierced die-cut card attached printed in red and pale blue in imitation of lace-edged tapestry bearing the legend ‘Wish you a merry Christmas', loosely laid in, as issued; half dark olive-green sheep ruled gilt on sides, blocked with holly-sprig gilt on front cover, ruled and down-lettered gilt on spine, scarlet crackle-grain cloth sides, blocked with holly-sprig gilt on back cover, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Small chip to leather on one corner, removing half-an-inch of the gilt rules, corners a little worn at points and one a little bruised; 3 - 4mm of wear to leather at head and tail of spine; tissue guard creased; otherwise a very nice copy.

The proof frontispiece with a remarque suggests that this may be one of a small number of special copies of a title that is in any case very scarce to-day. It is particularly pleasant to find it complete as issued with the laid-in book-mark still in place. Young, 1894.12, describing a "regular edition" in "half brown sheep and red cloth boards, lettering and decorations in gilt on upper cover, gilt decoration on lower cover", and a "special limited edition: full vellum, lettering and floral design in gilt, arabesque in gilt on lower cover, brown or green leather title label on spine, marbled end-papers, and the etching in proof state." The present copy would seem to agree with neither of these, being in green, not brown, sheep, and having the etching with remarque.

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BOULTON (Eva). Borderland Fancies. By Eva Boulton With Twenty-three illustrations By the author. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue, N.D. [December, 1894]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.127+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end coded ‘(T.1,194)'; cream art-linen, blocked black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; fore-edges mainly trimmed. Covers a little dust-marked; one pair of leaves badly opened with a chip and some tears to blank margins (the two longest unobtrusively repaired with paste); otherwise a nice copy.

Lucid dreams, just about classifiable as fantasy fiction. Many of the illustrations are full-page and unbacked, but all are included in the pagination. Young, 1894.13, recording the cloth colour as "tan": was the copy he described embrowned? COPAC lists the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies only.

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PARKER (J.A.). Ernest England: Or, A Soul Laid Bare; A Drama for the Closet. By J.A. Parker, Late Editor of "The Indian Daily News," Calcutta. 1895, London: Published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; leaf bearing publisher's Notice on recto, Dramatis Personæ on verso precedes start of text, these both being single insets; pp.[iv]+344; separately printed flyer for ‘Ernest England', pp.12 (bearing at end the job number ‘Z 1,534') followed by publisher's inserted list, pp.[16] bearing job number ‘(T.195)', at end; brown crushed morocco cloth, lettered gilt with black-ruled box on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked black on front cover; t.e. brown, fore- and lower- edges uncut. Cloth very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine; some pages badly opened with chips or short tears to blank fore-margins; faint traces of pressed flowers on a few inner margins; in general, however, a very nice copy, largely unopened.

Family presentation copy inscribed on the front end-paper in 1907 by Cecilia Parker (possibly wife or daughter of the auuthor). The publisher's Notice explains that the book was originally to be called "A Soul laid Bare", but after it had been printed it was discovered that there was another book with that title, and the title had to be changed. The title-page was therefore reprinted, whilst its original conjugate, bearing the Dramatis Personæ, has probably been reversed and had the Notice printed on the new recto. Young, 1895.2

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ARTHUR (J.K.). A Bouquet of Brevities: Being Practical maxims and refined sentiments, Original and select. By J.K. Arthur, Author of "Kangaroo and Kauri," &c. With engravings. London: Printed and published by The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue, 1895. Cr.4to; half-title not called for; blank before title; numerous wood-engraved illustrations and vignettes in text; pp.130+[xvi (Index, not paginated)]; bevelled emerald green diagonal fine-dotted-line-ribbed cloth lettered and pictorially blocked gilt on front cover; t.e.g. Very slight fading to spine and adjacent edge of front cover; faint creasing to front endpaper (apparently an original binding fault); some scattered very light foxing and small ink tick against one maxim; otherwise a very nice copy.

Young, 1896.1, listing the volume as published in January. It was not listed in ‘The English Catalogue' until February, but the copyright libraries all list it as 1895.

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MAY (Phil). Phil May's Gutter-snipes. 50 Original sketches In pen & ink. London: The Leadenhall Press, Limited, N.D. [November, 1896]. (These sketches [have been] are separately copyrighted). Double demy 4to; publisher's advertisement leaf with half-title and blurb text on verso precedes frontispiece; vignette title-page, followed by vignette Dedication leaf, contents leaf reproducing May's ms., leaf bearing facsimile letter from May and two vignettes, and fifty leaves bearing reproductions of drawings by May, all except the advertisement and title leaves printed on one side of the paper only; grey-green fine linen, downlettered black on spine, lettered and blocked with a reproduction of the frontispiece, black, on front cover; buff end-papers, the paste-downs printed with advertisements after drawings by Phil May. Front hinge neatly strengthened with near-matching tissue; free end-paper very slightly frayed at fore-margin, and with closed tear towards gutter repaired with tissue on verso; very light embrowning to margins; otherwise, and in effect, a nice copy.

The front free end-paper bears a pencilled inscription dated 1900. Young, 1896.9, recording a limited edition in "green ribbed cloth" blocked and lettered gilt, with the illustrations "‘extra carefully printed as proofs on fine paper'"; and a "Popular edition" of the same date in "illustrated stiff brown wrappers. Printed on thinner paper. Stickfast ad. tipped in." The present copy does not correspond to either, though a Stickfast advertisement forms the back end-paper. It is printed on thick art-paper.

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[GEDDE (Walter).]. A Booke of Sundry Draughtes, Principally serving for glasiers: And not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: Besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the manner how to anniel in glas: and also the True forme of the fornace, and the secretes thereof. London, Printed in Shoolane, at the signe of the Faulcon, by Walter Dight, 1615. [September,] 1898. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue. Double cr.8vo; half-title not called for; Publishers' Note leaf follows title leaf, the rest being a facsimile of the two parts (1615 and 1616) of the original, including 100 full-page illustrations in text; publishers' 24pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper; full forel, lettered black and gilt on front cover, four leather ties; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Small bruise to corner of front board; one tie shortened, but still useable; poor quality paper lightly embrowned throughout and slightly brittle, probably as always with this title; otherwise a nice copy.

The binding, according to the advertisements, is a "facsimile of the original binding". Young, 1898.2

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TUER (Andrew W[hite].). Pages and Pictures From Forgotten Children's Books Brought together and Introduced to the reader by Andrew W. Tuer, F.S.A. Four hundred illustrations. 1898 - 1899 [September, 1898]. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue. Half-title not called for; publisher's slip tipped onto front free endpaper (v. note); integral woodcut frontispiece, wood-engraved vignette title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text; sample of old Dutch paper laid onto p.8 as called for (v. note); integral blank, followed by publisher's 24pp. inserted Book List (the first page printed in scarlet and black); pp.[510 (including frontispiece)]+[ii]; dark blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; brown silk marker. End-papers lightly mottled, and very slight wear to extreme tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

The publisher's slip reads: ‘"Pages & Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books" first edition. Mr Tuer will be glad to have his attention drawn to early juvenile books which may have escaped his notice, more especially those with quaint and amusing illustrations. 50 Leadenhall Street, E.C.'. The laid-on specimen of coloured Dutch paper "is a genuine old specimen", as is noted in the text, and was expected to be replaced in later copies by a woodblock, "Should the supply give out". Opie Collection of Children's Literature, 040:134, binding as Copy ‘A'; Young, 1898.6 a, calling for a yellow silk marker instead of the brown one here. There was also an issue of 112 copies on large paper, signed by Tuer.

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Davies (Basil) and PRESCOTT (Norman). The Vicar's Pups, In a few Yelps and a Couple of Growls. By Basil Davies And Norman Prescott. Illustrated by N. Prescott-Davies, R.B.A. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 135 - 157, Fifth Avenue, N.D. [1899]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece, and conjugate decorated title printed in red and black precede Contents; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text, some full-page and unbacked, but included in the pagination; publisher's 24pp. catalogue at end on text-paper; pp.233+[24]; quarter cream art-linen, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Covers a little stained and dusty, and boards slightly worn at corners; first five leaves with unobtrusive stain at lower corner of gutter; otherwise a nice copy.

Well-written and very amusing. Young, 1899.3

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TUER (Andrew W[hite].). Stories From Old-fashioned Children's Books Brought together and Introduced to the reader by Andrew W. Tuer, F.S.A. Adorned with 250 Amusing Cuts. 1899 - 1900 [November, 1899]. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue. Half-title not called for; publisher's note slip precedes integral wood-cut frontispiece with tissue guard; vignette title-page, and numerous wood-cut illustrations in the text, one hand-coloured as called for; integral page of publisher's advertisements followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements for ‘Pages and Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books', and publisher's 24pp. inserted Book List; pp.[xvi (including frontispiece)]+439+[i]; dark blue buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; yellow silk marker. End-papers lightly mottled, and very slight wear to extreme tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's note reads: ‘"Forgotten Children's Books" and "Old-Fashioned Children's Books" are quite independent volumes'. The hand-coloured illustration is a delight. Opie Collection of Children's Literature, 041:109, binding as Copy ‘A'; Young, 1899.5, not noticing the marker. There was also an issue on large paper (not noted by Young).

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[LEADENHALL PRESS]. The Cowslip: Or More cautionary stories, In verse. By the author of that much-admired little Work, entitled the Daisy. London: Printed for J. Harris, corner of St. Paul's Church Yard; and B. Crosby, Stationers' Court, 1811 [i.e., November, 1899]. Lg.post 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.68; 4pp. Leadenhall Press advertisements on different paper, tipped-in, followed by sixteen binder's blanks, at end, the last (conjugate) pair serving as paste-down; very thin buff paper-covered boards, blocked emblematically in green, hand-painted with blobs of pink and green, possibly from stencils; oval illustration printed in black on buff paper laid on to back cover, oblong title-label, similarly printed, to front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Sympathetically rebacked; slight wear to boards ar edges; light embrowning to text, first and last page of advertisements heavily embrowned; a good copy, nonetheless, of a very delicate book.

The advertisements at the end advertise this as the second volume of the ‘Illustrated Shilling Series of Forgotten Children's Books', the first and third being ‘The Daisy' and ‘New Riddle Book'. The present title, like ‘The Daisy', is by Mrs. Elizabeth Turner. The date, ‘1899 - 1900', and the publisher's name appear only on the advertisement. Young, 1899.7, giving a misleading description which implies a Leadenhall Press title-page.

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[LEADENHALL PRESS]. Food for the Mind: Or, a new Riddle-book. Compiled for the Use of The Great and the Little Good Boys and Girls In England, Scotland, and Ireland. By John-the-Giant-Killer, Esq; London: Printed for the Booksellers of Europe, Asia. [sic] Africa, and America; and sold by T. Carnan and F. Newbery, Jun. at Number 65, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1778 [i.e., November, 1899]. Lg.post 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; pp.viii+112; 4pp. Leadenhall Press advertisements on different paper tipped-in at end; very thin buff paper-covered boards, blocked emblematically in green, hand-painted with blobs of pink and green, possibly from stencils; oval illustration printed in black on buff paper laid on to back cover, oblong title-label, similarly printed, to front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very slight rubbing to edges of spine, and to frame of back cover illustration; otherwise a near-fine copy of a very delicate book.

The advertisements at the end advertise this as the third volume of the ‘Illustrated Shilling Series of Forgotten Children's Books', the first two being ‘The Daisy' and ‘The Cowslip'. The date, ‘1899 - 1900', and the publisher's name appear only on the advertisement. Young, 1899.8, giving a misleading description which implies a Leadenhall Press title-page.

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THORPE (Charlotte). The Children's London: By Charlotte Thorpe. Illustrated by William Luker, Jr. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Ha,ilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue, N.D. [November, 1901]. Double cr.8vo; lithographic frontispiece in full colour; numerous illustrations in text, many full-page and unbacked but included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf with printer's imprint on verso followed by two integral blanks at end; pp.[viii (not including frontispiece)]+[230]+[i]+[i]+[4]; binder's blank at front and back; publisher's full padded dark turquoise coarse-morocco grain rexine, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; end-papers printed with non-repeating pattern in pale grey. Neat restorations to joints; otherwise a very nice copy.

Published for the Christmas market, in November. The de luxe issue of the ordinary edition. There was also an issue in red cloth-covered boards (not padded), an issue in quarter grey cloth with bevelled burgundy boards, and and an issue on large paper. Young, 1901.5, recording only the issue in quarter grey cloth and the large-paper issue.

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DIXIE (Lady Florence [née Douglas]). Isola; Or, The disinherited. By Lady Florence Dixie, With remarks thereon By George Jacob Holyoake, Esq. London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street, E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue, N.D. [June, 1903]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; full-colour frontispiece with caption and lettering in blue; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by 20pp. publishers' inserted advertisements at end, coded at foot of last leaf ‘3,500 - 4-03'; pp.[xvi]+153+[i (blank)]+[8 (not paginated)]; navy blue smooth cloth blocked and lettered silver on front cover; laid-paper end-papers. Minute and barely detectable repair near head of spine; slight cracking to end-papers; otherwise, and in general effect, fine copy. Scarce.

A verse play written in 1877, "set in the kingdom of Saxcoberland on the planet Erth [sic]", first published serially in ‘Young Oxford' in 1902, and here making its first appearance in book form. The author's ‘Second Preface', and Holyoake's appreciation are here first published. Young, 1903.3; COPAC records copies at Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland only. In this copy there is a risen space after ‘is' in the penultimate line of the Dedication, and the penultimate line on p.[ix] has the reading ‘remorsely' for ‘remorselessly' (state or issue significance undetermined).

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SYEDS (Stephen [i.e., ?Mrs. Grain].). Mohammed Aben Alamar Or The invention of the Moorish arch. A legend Ny Stephen Syeds With illustrations By M. Alison Atkins. 1905, London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd: 50, Leadenhall Street E.C. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 153 - 157, Fifth Avenue. Half-title not called for; printed in red and black throughout upon thick paper; vignette title-page; six full-page illustrations on text-paper, unbacked, but included in the pagination; two blanks, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue on thinner paper at end; pp.59+[v]; bright lime-green paper-covered boards, blocked on front cover in copper, blocked and lettered in black-outlined copper, on front cover; text-paper end-papers. Very slight wear to paper at head of spine, and a little very slight cracking to paper over joints, but a near-fine copy of a very scarce title.

A poem. COPAC records only the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies; WorldCat adds the National Library of Israel, New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Indiana, California, and Florida State Universities. Young, 1905.2

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget]). The Countess of Albany. W.H. Allen & Co., 1884. Dark green buckram, ruled gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; white end-papers printed in green. End-papers slightly embrowned, otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue. A later issue occurs in coarse yellow buckram ruled and lettered in black, and with advertisements dated 1887. Issued as a volume in the ‘Eminent Women Series'.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget].). Euphorion: Being Studies of the antique and the mediæval In the renaissance. Vol.I [II]. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1884. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; leaf blank but for printer's imprint on verso at end of volume one; blank before half-title in volume two; pp.[viii]+214+[ii]; [viii]+239+[i (printer's imprint)]; diagonally fine ribbed dark leaf green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram within ruled circle and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated greenish black. Three or four leaves slightly foxed in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

‘The Italy of the Elizabethan Dramatists', ‘The Out-door Poetry', ‘The Portrait Art', ‘The School of Boiardo', ‘Mediaeval Love', etc. Dedicated to Walter Pater.

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LEE (Vernon [i.e., Violet Paget].). Juvenilia: Being a second series of Essays on Sundry aesthetical Questions. T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1887. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title, imprint leaf at end, in each volume; quarter brown buckram, navy blue buckram sides, lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; t.e.g. Brown cloth slightly bubbled on sides; a little foxing, chiefly of edges and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

The book was also issued in quarter vellum, with green cloth sides. Priority, if any, unknown.

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LEE (Vernon, i.e. Violet Paget). Renaissance Fancies and studies: Being a sequel to Euphorion. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1895. Demy 8vo; inserted leaf of advertisements at end; dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark-brown. Front free end-paper chipped a little at lower corner, and slight traces of tipped on label (probably ‘Net Book Agreement' slip) adhering to extreme inner margin; otherwise a near-fine copy.



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LEE (Vernon, i.e. Violet Paget). Limbo And other essays. Grant Richards, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1897. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece (signed ‘A T'), with tissue guard; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; brownish-pink coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Near-fine copy.



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[LEECH (John).]. Little walks in London By Yveling Rambaud. Drawings by John Leech. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875. Double cr.8vo; frontispiece and six plates printed in buff and black; final blank; pp.xx+57+[iii]; quarter scarlet fine buckram, vertically fine ribbed light sage green paper covered boards, printed with all-over design in dark green, white paper onlay on front cover printed with design by Leech in brown; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Covers a little rubbed and dusty, boards worn at edges, string mark across spine; text nice.

Dual language text.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The book-bills Of Narcissus an Account rendered. Printed and published by Frank Murray, Derby Leicester and Nottingham, 1891. Demy 8vo; blank and series title precede half-title; three line errata slip tipped on to dedication page; pp.[xii]+[88]; Japanese vellum wrappers printed black on front panel, French folded over thin boards; a.e. cut. Some foxing of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy of an exceptionally delicate provincially published book.

Marked ‘vellum copy' in pencil on the front end-paper; it is actually printed on very high quality real Japanese vellum. There are several known variants of this book: an issue of five copies specially bound in hard covers for Frank Murray; an issue on large hand-made paper, said to have consisted of one hundred copies; the lge.f'cap 8vo trade issue, avowedly limited to 250 copies ‘on small paper'; and the present issue on large Japanese vellum, of which we have been able to trace no other record. There is no limitation notice on the verso of the series title, as there is with the trade issue, but by analogy with other publications of about the same date, we would guess it to have consisted of not more than thirty copies.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The book-bills Of Narcissus an Account rendered. Printed and published by Frank Murray, Derby Leicester and Nottingham, 1891. Tall f'cap 8vo; blank and series title/limitation leaf precede half-title; three line errata slip tipped on to dedication page; pp.[xii]+[88]; Japanese vellum wrappers printed black on front panel, French folded over thin boards; a.e. uncut. End-papers badly foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy of an exceptionally delicate provincially published book.

One of an issue limited to 250 copies on small paper, of a total edition of about 385.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Limited editions. A prose fancy: Together with Confessio amantis. A sonnet. Privately printed For Richard Le Gallienne, Elkin Mathews, John Lane And their friends: Christmas, 1893. Med.16mo; one gathering, oddly folded, a conjugate pair of blank leaves being tipped in between the two works, and suggesting perhaps that the booklet was laid out wrongly in the forme; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; sewn into grey, slightly small, wrappers, white mock vellum spine, front wrapper printed in black; a.e. uncut. Faint crease in front wrapper; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Religion of A Literary Man (Religio Scriptoris). Elkin Mathews And John Lane, 1893. Med.8vo, printed in half sheets; printed throughout in red and black; title-page with border of type ornaments; 8pp. publisher's list of other books by Le Gallienne, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated September 1893, at end, all on text-paper; two-tone brown and sprinkled brown buckram, ruled and blocked darker brown on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, in imitation of a full panelled calf binding; a.e. uncut. Lower corners just a trifle bruised; end-papers and facing pages somewhat embrowned; otherwise a fine copy of a beautifully designed and produced book.

A printed notice on the verso of the title-page certifies that "Of this edition 250 copies have been printed". This has been corrected in pencil to read ‘260'. Printed throughout (including the publisher's lists!) on large fine hand-made paper.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The Religion of A Literary Man (Religio Scriptoris). Elkin Mathews And John Lane, 1893. Narrow cr.8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title and title printed in red and black; title-page with border of type ornaments; 8pp. publisher's list of other books by Le Gallienne, followed by 16pp. publisher's integral catalogue dated September 1893, at end; vertically fine ribbed dark blue cloth blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a virtually fine, unopened, copy.

First edition, ordinary issue.

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[LE GALLIENNE (Richard).]. Liber amoris or the new Pygmalion by William Hazlitt with additional Matter now printed for The first time from the Original manuscripts. With an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. Privately Printed, 1894. Double f'cap 8vo; blank precedes half-title; frontispiece after Bewick on tinted India paper laid on to a bound in sheet of thick paper, with tissue guard; three inserted engraved facsimiles (two folding), and one on text-paper; bevelled pale brown coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt, and with gilt ruled box, on spine; uncut edges. Small hole in cloth of spine, and front end-papers cracked; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on large hand-made paper. One of an edition limited to 400 copies for England and 100 for America. First issue, the tail of the spine bearing the date of publication. The frontispiece by Bewick is here first published. This copy is from the library of Thomas Burke, and bears his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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[LE GALLIENNE (Richard).]. Liber amoris or the new Pygmalion by William Hazlitt with additional Matter now printed for The first time from the Original manuscripts. With an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. Privately Printed, 1894. Double f'cap 8vo; blank precedes half-title; frontispiece after Bewick on tinted India paper laid on to a bound in sheet of thick paper, with tissue guard; three inserted engraved facsimiles (two folding), and one on text-paper; olive brown coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt, within gilt ruled boxes, on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of spine; otherwise a fine copy, partly unopened.

Printed on large hand-made paper. One of an edition limited to 400 copies for England and 100 for America. Second issue, the tail of the spine bearing the imprint of The Bodley Head. The frontispiece by Bewick is here first published.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Prose fancies. With a Lithographed portrait Of the author by R. Wilson Steer. Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894. Narrow cr.8vo; lithographic portrait frontispiece; 4pp. advertisements of books ‘By the same author' and 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1894, all on text-paper, at end; vertically ribbed purple cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A fine copy, for the most part unopened.



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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The book-bills Of Narcissus: An account rendered. With a frontispiece by Robert Fowler. John Lane, Vigo St., 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 1895, on text-paper; vertically ribbed light bluish purple cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers foxed; tissue lightly embrowned, with light offsetting; one or two very neat pencilled notes in margins; otherwise a fine copy.

The third edition: revised throughout, and with an additional chapter. With the signature ‘William Plomer / 1907' on the front end-paper, this individual being possibly responsible for the notes. It is not, at any rate, the poet - unless he was very precocious: he was then aged four!

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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.

LE GALLIENNE (Richard). The book-bills Of Narcissus: An account rendered. With a frontispiece by Robert Fowler. John Lane, Vigo St., 1895. Narrow cr.8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated 1895, on text-paper; vertically ribbed purple cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth torn and slightly chipped at head of spine, worn at tailband; light marginal embrowning throughout; in general a nice copy internally.

The third edition: revised throughout, and with an additional chapter.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Retrospective Reviews. A literary log. Vol.1 1891-1893 [Vol.II 1893-1895]. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1896. 2 Vols., narrow cr.8vo; blank before half-title in volume one; final blank in each volume; 4pp. inserted advertisements for ‘Books by Richard Le Gallienne' followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue, dated 1896, on text-paper, at end of volume two; vertically ribbed purple cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight cracking of back end-papers, and those to volume two embrowned; otherwise a very nice copy of one of the scarcer Le Gallienne titles.



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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Prose fancies Second series. Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chicago; Jone Lane, London, 1896. F'cap 8vo; two blanks before half-title; title-page printed in black and red; printer's imprint leaf followed by two blanks at end; crimson buckram, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked with art nouveau design in gilt, on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine dull; two or three leaves slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice, unopened copy.

First American edition, issued in the same year as the English edition. Printed at The Lakeside Press, Chicago.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). If I were God: A conversation. London, James Bowden, 10, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 1897. Long f'cap 8vo; printed throughout in dark blue; two blanks before half-title, two at end, serving as end-papers; 8pp. integral publisher's advertisements at end; self-wrappers printed in mustard yellow, very dark blue and dark green on front wrapper, in black on back wrapper and up spine, French-folded over outermost blanks, yapped fore-edges; a.e. uncut. Paper slightly chipped at extreme head and tail of spine, and very slight wear to edges both of spine and wrappers; extreme large fore-edges of three leaves foxed; otherwise a fine copy of a very delicate book. Rare thus.

The first issue, in wrappers and with yapp edges. The second issue was without yapp edges, and as Bowden originally advertised only the 1s. [paperbound] issue of this title, the issue in cloth would therefore seem to be subsequent.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Rudyard Kipling: A criticism by Richard Le Gallienne With a bibliography by John Lane. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1900. Tall post 8vo; portrait frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+[164]+xlvi (bibliography)+[vi]; vertically ribbed blue cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Spine a trifle dull; otherwise a nice copy.

From the library of John Lane, with his small book-label on the front paste-down. In this copy pp.iii-vi of the bibliography (signed A2 on the first leaf, and including Lane's Introductory Note together with the first leaf of the text) are a conjugate pair, tipped in.

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LE GALLIENNE (Richard). Sleeping beauty and Other prose fancies. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1900. Narrow cr.8vo; vertically ribbed purple cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing pages; some light pencil scoring, and one or two neat marginal notes (v. below); otherwise a virtually fine copy of a distinctly scarce title.

From the library of poet and novelist William Plomer, with his ink ownership inscription on the front end-paper. The notes and scoring appear to be in his hand. Essays on various subjects, some literary, including ‘The Dethroning of Stevenson', ‘Mr. Stephen Phillips' Poetry', ‘Tragedy and Mr. William Watson', ‘A Propos the Browning Love-Letters', ‘Hubert Crackenthorpe', ‘Concerning a Definition of Poetry', ‘A Desultory Note on Values', ‘So this is America!', etc. Issued in the year of Le Gallienne's emigration to America, and in fact printed there. A pencilled note on the verso of the front end-paper records that the published price of the volume was 5/- net, but that it was remaindered.

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[LE GRICE (Charles Valentine).]. Conversations At Cambridge. John W. Parker, West Strand, 1836. F'cap 8vo; two binder's blanks at front and back; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+292; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; puce diagonally fine ribbed ribbon-embossed cloth with a broad diagonal design of leaves and flowers (running the opposite way to the grain), ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dull yellow. Gilt a trifle rubbed, and some very slight fading of cloth, but a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes ‘S.T. Coleridge at Trinity [in 1833]: with Specimens of his Table-Talk [otherwise unrecorded]'; records of conversations with Kirke White; and between Wordsworth and Professor Smythe, Edward Lytton Bulwer and ‘T.M.'; as well as memories of the early Macaulay (with records of his speeches at the Union), and of Praed (with unpublished early verse reproduced from memory), etc., etc.; as well as imaginary conversations between Cowley and Hervey, Mason and Gray, etc., and a criticism of Professor Sedgwick's ‘Discourse on the Studies of the University'. A curious mixture, but giving some flavour of literary Cambridge during the first third of the nineteenth century, and including a good deal of material not available elsewhere.

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