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.

MONTAGUE (Lady Mary Wortley). The Letters and works Of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Edited by her great grandson, Lord Wharncliffe. In two volumes. Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani and Co., 18, rue Vivienne, 1837. 2 Vols., lge.post 8vo; half-title in each volume; contemporary quarter calf, gilt, contrasting labels; marbled boards, edges and end-papers. Binding a little worn and rubbed, but sound; lacking one label; some foxing in each volume, particularly of the prelims. and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes a Preface by the editor (4pp.), Biographical Anecdotes (55pp., here first published), and reprints Dalloway's Memoir, to which the editor now adds for the first time critical footnotes and corrigenda. "The Editor of the present edition having had an opportunity of comparing Lady Mary's letters in their original state, with Mr. Dalloway's book [the editions of 1803 and 1817], found that he had not only omitted several letters altogether, but that he had thought fit to leave out pasages in others, and even to select portions of different letters, on different subjects, and of different dates, and, having combined and adapted them, to print them as original letters. He has also throughout both his editions frequently supressed the names of the persons mentioned, and given the initials only. In the edition now offered to the public these defects are remedied." - Editor's Preface. Published in England, by Bentley, in the same year.

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MONTEFIORE (Leonard A.). Essays and letters Contributed to various periodicals Between September, 1877, and August, 1879, together With some Unpublished fragments. Privately printed, London, 1881. Sm.cr.8vo; binder's blank at front and back; pp.[lxiv]+345+[i (blank)]; original full crushed morocco, ruled gilt on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, gilt ruled doublures, green and light brown oil-marbled end-papers; a.e.g.; presentation slip loosely laid in as issued. Very nice copy.

The presentation slip reads "W.K. & L. Clifford / From Mrs. Montefiore". Mr. W.K. Clifford was the mathematician, his wife Lucy the novelist friend of Henry James and M.E. Braddon. The inscription is puzzling: W.K. Clifford died in 1879. Printed on fine white paper at the Chiswick Press. Essays on Heine, Goethe (spelled Göthe in the Table of Contents), ‘Liberty in Germany', the Oneida Community, Working Women, ‘A Visit to the Jewish Home' (at Stepney Green), ‘Undergraduate Oxford', short stories, etc.

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MOORE (George). Impressions And opinions. London, Published by David Nutt In the Strand, 1891. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+346+[ii]; publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue on smaller paper bound in at end; cerise buckram ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight rubbing of gilt on covers; neat restoration to cloth at head of back joint; otherwise nice.

Second state of title-page, with "Author of ‘A Mummer's Wife;'" on the title-page beneath Moore's name. A very rare first state of the text has the reading ‘Humorous Wife;'. V. Fabes, ‘Points and Values, Second Series', p.69. Fabes calls for dark green cloth for both issues, not mentioning the present cerise variant, which does not, however, look secondary, though it may be. This copy has the integral blank present before the catalogue; later copies do not. The earliest issue of the catalogue, the final page listing only one title instead of four. Gilcher A15a. Essays on Balzac, Turgueneff, Verlaine, Ibsen, Degas, Etc., etc.

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MOORE (George). Impressions And opinions. London, Published by David Nutt In the Strand, 1891. F'cap 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+346+[ii]; publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue on smaller paper bound in at end; dark green buckram ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very nice copy.

Second state of title-page, with "Author of ‘A Mummer's Wife;'" beneath Moore's name. A very rare first state of the text has the reading ‘Humorous Wife;'. V. Fabes, ‘Points and Values, Second Series', p.69. Some copies were made up without the final blank here present before the catalogue. Later issue of the catalogue, the final page listing four titles instead of only one. Some copies are known in an otherwise similar cerise cloth, green copies such as the present one being in our experience the scarcer. Gilcher, A15a. Essays on Balzac, Turgueneff, Verlaine, Ibsen, Degas, Etc., etc.

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MOORE (George). Impressions And opinions. London, Published by David Nutt In the Strand, 1891. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+346; publisher's 12pp. inserted catalogue on smaller paper bound in at end; cerise buckram ruled and blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight darkening of covers; front paste-down slightly marked and scuffed by removal of book-plate; otherwise nice.

Second state of title-page, with "Author of ‘A Mummer's Wife;'" on the title-page beneath Moore's name. A very rare first state of the text has the reading ‘Humorous Wife;'. V. Fabes, ‘Points and Values, Second Series', p.69. Fabes calls for dark green cloth for both issues, not mentioning the present cerise variant, which does not, however, look secondary, though it may be. Some copies have a final blank present before the catalogue. Later issue of the catalogue, the final page listing four titles instead of only one. Gilcher, A15a. Essays on Balzac, Turgueneff, Verlaine, Ibsen, Degas, Etc., etc.

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MOORE (George). Modern Painting. Walter Scott, Limited, 24 Warwick Lane, 1893. Contents leaf a single inset; 8pp. integral advertisements followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; pp.[vi]+248+[8]; cerise buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark greyish brown. Amazing contemporary half-tone portrait of Moore, from a photograph (but looking like something imagined by Salvadore Dali!), tipped onto verso of half-title; very slight general wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy of a difficult title.

Whistler, Chavannes, Millet, Manet, Ingres, Corot, Monet, Sisley, Pissaro, Burne-Jones, Watts, etc.

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MOORE (George). Modern Painting. New edition, enlarged. London: Walter Scott, Ltd., Paternoster Square; Charles Scribner's Sons, 153-157 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1898. Half-tone portrait frontispiece; pp.[viii]+288; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; cerise art linen lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g. A virtually fine copy of a difficult title.

Expanded edition of a title first published in 1893, adding here some forty pages. Whistler, Chavannes, Millet, Manet, Ingres, Corot, Monet, Sisley, Pissaro, Burne-Jones, Watts, Wilson Steer, Japanese prints, ‘The New Art Criticism', etc.

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MOORE (Thomas). Memoirs Of The life Of The Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. Lge.post 4to; with the lithographic facsimile of Sheridan's holograph, but lacking the frontispiece, half-title, and errata slip; contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Rebacked; covers very much worn and rubbed, but still very strong, the inner joints strengthened with cloth; two small marginal tears to title-page, and old library shelf-mark on upper margin, partially erased; the text in general nice. An excellent working copy.



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MORE (Hannah). Moral sketches Of Prevailing Opinions and manners, Foreign and domestic, With Reflections on Prayer. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, In the Strand, 1819. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; fly-title to each part; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xxiii+[1 (blank)]+518+[ii]; a.e. uncut. Disbound, but sewing sound; rubber stamp removed from large blank lower margin of title-page, leaving slight thinning; one gathering heavily foxed; two or three scattered fox-spots elsewhere; in general a nice copy.

NCBEL, 2:1599. A ‘revised edition' was issued later the same year.

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MORE (Hannah). Moral sketches Of Prevailing Opinions and manners, Foreign and domestic, With Reflections on Prayer. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, In the Strand, 1819. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; fly-title to each part; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xxiii+[1 (blank)]+518+[ii]; contemporary full calf, sprinkled edges. Bound up without the terminal advertisement leaf; gatherings ‘Q' and ‘S' foxed, as usual with this title; calf a little chipped on boards, and in need of rebacking; otherwise a fine large copy.

From the library of Bishop Barclay, with his engraved bookplate on the front paste-down. NCBEL, 2:1599. A ‘revised edition' was issued later the same year.

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MORE (Hannah). Letters of Hannah More To Zachary Macaulay, Esq., Containing notices of Lord Macaulay's youth. Now first published. Edited and arranged by Arthur Roberts, M.A., Rector of Woodrising, Norfolk. James Nisbet and Co., 21 Berners Street, 1860. Lge.f'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.xx+215+[i (blank)]+4; large folding facsimile of letter from Thomas Babbington Macaulay, aet.14, (3pp. f'cap 4to), tipped in before p.69; dark puce bead grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnannts (Ball, 31A2) on back pastedown. Two insignificant holes in cloth at head of spine, and very slight wear to headband; a few leaves opened a little roughly; otherwise a fine and largely unopened copy. Scarce.

NCBEL, 2:1600

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MORGAN (Lady [Sydney]). The Life and times Of Salvator Rosa. In two volumes. Printed for Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1824. 2 Vols., lge.demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; portrait frontispiece by R. Cooper, 9 Pratt Place, Camden Town, after Salvator Rosa in volume one; binder's blank at end; binder's blank at front and back, and leaf of engraved music, in volume two; pp.xvi+405+[i (blank)]; [iii]-viii+379+[i (Corrigenda to Vol.II)]; [A]-I, K-U, X-Z, 2A-2C8, 2D3; [A]3, B-I, K-U, X-Z, 2A8, 2B6; quarter pale blue-green paper, light brown boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Slight cracking of external joints; one label slightly chipped with loss of first letter of title; half a dozen fox-spots, scattered through the two volumes; otherwise a nice copy in the original state.

First edition, probable second state of text. The first two and the last four leaves of volume two are printed on slightly smaller paper, and were almost certainly printed conjugate, as a half sheet 12mo; the third leaf, and the two leaves preceding the last four (signed ‘2B' and ‘2B2') are all single insets, but on paper of the same size as the book, these having presumably been printed together with the last three leaves of volume one, two further leaves being necessary to make up one full sheet 8vo. One of these might very well have been a leaf of labels; a clue as to the other is given by faint offsetting present on the blank final page in volume one, which suggests the original presence of an advertisement leaf. The present volume is in sound original condition, and has clearly, as bound, never contained such a leaf. We are indebted to Dr. Brian Gough for the information that some copies are in fact known which contain an advertisement leaf at the end of volume one, this having on the recto a list of "Important works Lately published by Henry Colburn" (as may be discerned here) and on the verso an advertisement for "The New Monthly Magazine", a particular issue, full page, with contents. It is the dateable quality of this advertisement that presumably explains the excision of the leaf from later copies of the book: since after the first month, it would have ceased to be relevant. The Corrigenda to volume one are on p.[x] of that volume (the verso of the last leaf of the Preface); the leaf of engraved music in volume two faces p.316. In this copy the word ‘VOL.' on each spine label is set a little to the right to allow space for the volume number to be included - but both volume numbers have in fact been omitted. The second volume includes at the end a long section of letters from Salvator Rosa to Doctor Baptista Ricciardi, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Pisa from 1652 until 1659, in English translation, and an Appendix containing Cantata, Music, the Italian text of the letters to Ricciardi, and a Catalogue of Pictures. CBEL, III, p.412; Wolff, 4912, listing only a Paris reprint of the same year.

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MORGAN (Lady [Sydney]). Woman And Her master. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1840. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; contemporary half roan, marbled sides. Sides detached in volume one; some dusting, and a few (removable) pencil notes in text; a very good reading set

A study of the social position of women in ancient Egypt, the Orient, the Holy Land, Sparta, Italy, etc.

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MORISON (James Cotter, M.A., Lincoln College, Oxford). Gibbon. Macmillan and Co, 1878. Wire-stitched; integral advertisement leaf at end; scarlet buckram over thin boards ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and lettered black up spine; end-papers coated black. Spine slightly marked, and covers a little dull, end-paers slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. First issue, with the advertisements listing one title as ‘Ready', and a two others (‘Scott' and ‘Gibbon') as ‘Nearly ready.'

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MORISON (J. Cotter). Macaulay. Macmillan and Co, 1882. Wire-stitched; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+186+[vi]; scarlet buckram over thin boards ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and lettered black up spine; end-papers coated black. Cloth bubbled on sides; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the thirty-first volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. First issue, with the advertisements listing one title as the latest published, and a one other (‘Sheridan') as ‘In the press.'

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MORLEY (John [i.e., Viscount Morley of Blackburn]). Critical Miscellanies. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccidilly, 1871. Demy 8vo; pp.xii+375+[i (blank)]; red-chocolate buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of Virtue & Co., 294 City Road, on back pastedown. Very slight wear to cloth over joints; but a nice copy. Scarce.

Review copy, with the publisher's compliments stamp in blind on the title-page, and a little very light pencil scoring, etc., in margins. Essays on Vauvenargues, Condorcet, Joseph de Maistre, Carlyle, Byron, Some Greek conceptions of Social Growth, and The Development of Morals, with an Appendix containing a translation of Condorcet's Plea for the Citizenship of Women. CBEL, III, p.751. Morley is best remembered to-day as an editor.

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MORLEY (John). Burke. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Sewn; pp.[viii]+216; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as ‘In the Press'; ivory buckram, paper spine label; a.e.uncut. Covers a little foxed and darkened; end-papers and prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the eleventh volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The large paper issue.

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MORLEY (John). Burke. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Sewn; pp.[viii]+216; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as ‘In the Press'; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Some neat ink scoring and notes in the first chapter, in the hand of Professor Jack; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the eleventh volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. This copy was issued before ‘7.8.1880' this reading date being lightly pencilled in at the end of the text by the book's first purchaser.

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MORRIS (Lewis). The greatness and decline of Venice. A prize essay, Read in the Theatre, Oxford, June 16th, 1858. By Lewis Morris, B.A., Jesus College. Oxford: T. and G. Shrimpton, 1858. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; final leaf a singleton, signed D; three line Errata slip tipped onto verso of last leaf, presumably as issued; pp.iv+33+[i (blank)]; buff wrappers (not here present). A little very light, and barely visible, foxing on a few leaves; but virtually a fine copy.

Sir Lewis Morris's very scarce first book, not listed by NCBEL. He was to go on to become known as a poet, and is best remembered to-day for ‘The Epic of Hades'.

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MORRIS (William). The decorative arts Their relation to Modern life and progress. An address Delivered before the Trades' Guild of Learning. Ellis and White, 29 New Bond Street. N.D. [1878]. One gathering double cr.16mo, sewn; half-title not called for; tipped into finely mottled blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper with reproduction of the title-page; issued without end-papers. Slight marking of wrappers; otherwise a very nice copy.

The title-page is always undated. Some copies have the date on the front wrapper beneath the imprint. We suspect that the first issue is the present one, and that the date was added as an afterthought, when it was realised that no indication had been given of when the lecture had been delivered. This copy was certainly printed from type, not stereos: the number of p.8 has risen so as to be very much too deeply impressed. It almost cuts through the paper. Temple Scott, pp.16-17; CBEL, III, p.314: neither recording issue variants.

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MORRIS (William). The decorative arts Their relation to Modern life and progress. An address Delivered before the Trades' Guild of Learning. Ellis and White, 29 New Bond Street. [On front wrapper:] 1878. One gathering double cr.16mo, sewn; half-title not called for; tipped into finely mottled blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper with reproduction of the title-page, to which the date has been added; issued without end-papers. Wrappers chipped at corners, and a little creased; otherwise a nice copy.

We believe this to be the second issue. Copies are also known on which the front wrapper is undated - the pamphlet thus giving no indication of when the lecture was delivered. Temple Scott, pp.16-17; CBEL, III, p.314: neither recording issue variants.

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MORRIS (William [and others].). Lectures on art Delivered in support of the Society for the protection of Ancient buildings By Reginald Stuart Poole, Prof. W.B. Richmond, J.T. Micklethwaite, E.J. Poynter, R.A., William Morris. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Pp.x+232; light sea-green buckram ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. End-papers and edges foxed, and a little scattered light foxing in text; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.

First issue, the spine bearing the surname (only) of all five contributors, instead of ‘William Morris and others' as in later copies. Two of the six Lectures, occupying almost half the volume, are by Morris. Buxton Forman, 64; and Temple Scott, pp.17-18: not noting issues. Not listed in CBEL.

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MORRIS (William [and others].). Lectures on art Delivered in support of the Society for the protection of Ancient buildings By Reginald Stuart Poole, Prof. W.B. Richmond, J.T. Micklethwaite, E.J. Poynter, R.A., William Morris. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Pp.x+232; light sea-green buckram ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed. A nice copy.

First issue, the spine bearing the surname (only) of all five contributors, instead of ‘William Morris and others' as in later copies. Two of the six Lectures, occupying almost half the volume, are by Morris. Buxton Forman, 64; and Temple Scott, pp.17-18: not noting issues. Not listed in CBEL.

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MORRIS (William). Hopes and fears For art. Five lectures delivered in Birmingham, London, and Nottingham, 1878-1881. Ellis & White, 29 New Bond Street, 1882. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark green buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. End-papers and facing leaves lightly foxed; label darkened, and minutely chipped; otherwise a very nice copy.

Temple Scott, pp.18-19; CBEL, III, p.314

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MORRIS (William). Signs of change: Seven Lectures Delivered on various occasions. Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, 1888. Advertisement leaf before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated January 1895; very dark green smooth cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. One fox-spot affecting front end-paper and advertisement leaf; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy of a scarce title.

Buxton Forman, p.137; Temple Scott, p.26; CBEL, III, p.314. With the later advertisements.

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MORRIS (William). [Cover title:] "The Socialist Platform." - No.6. True and false Society. Price one penny. Socialist League Office, 13 Farringdon Road, E.C., 1888. Cr.8vo, 24pp., including text-paper wrappers, sewn as a single gathering; large woodcut device of The Socialist League, bearing their motto ‘Educate, Agitate, Organize', on front wrapper; outside back wrapper printed with advertisements. Wrappers slightly dusty, and a trifle loose, showing slight wear on spine; front wrapper and first leaf of text foxed; first two leaves unopened, having accidentally escaped the binder's knife; otherwise a very nice copy. Rather scarce.

First edition thus: the same text had appeared in Edinburgh some two years earlier under the title: ‘The Labour Question from the Socialist Standpoint'.

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MORRIS (William) and MAGNUSSON (Eirikr). The saga library. [So Vol.I only; Vols.II-VI, general title and volume number transferred to half-title.] Vol.I. The story of Howard the Halt. The story of the banded men. The story of Hen Thorir [[II] The story of the Ere-dwellers (Eyrbyggja saga) With The story of the heath-slayings (Heitharviga saga) As appendix.] [[III; IV; V; VI] The stories of the Kings of Norway Called the round World (Heimskringla) By Snorri Sturluson.]. Done into English Out of the Icelandic. [Full stop present in Vol.I only.] By William Morris And Eir¡kr Magnússon. [[III; IV; V; VI] Vol.I With a large map of Norway. [Vol.II] [III] [IV]] London: Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, 1891 [1892; 1893; 1894; 1895; 1905]. 6 Vols., complete; half-title in volume one, half/series title in other volumes; fly-title, leaf of Corrigenda, and wood-engraved map on text-paper precede start of text in volume one; inserted wood-engraved map on text-paper between pp.[72] and [73], another between pp.[124] and [125]; leaf of Addenda and Corrigenda and fly-title with map on verso (this last included in the pagination) precede start of text in volume two; inserted wood-engraved map on text-paper between pp.190 and 191; imprint leaf at end; very large folding map on fine hand-made paper in pocket inside back cover of volume three; leaf blank but for volume number and signature mark precedes half-title in volume four; leaf of duck-egg blue paper printed on recto with advertisement for the ‘Viking Club' loosely laid in, as issued; leaf of Corrections, etc., and Japonese vellum fly-title, followed by fourteen large or very large folding Genealogies on Japonese vellum at end of volume six; pp.[xlviii]+[ii]+[ii]+[ii(map)]+[1]-[72]+[ii(map)]+[73]- [124]+[ii(map)]+[125]-[228]; pp.lii+[ii]+[1]-190+[ii (map)]+191-410+[ii]; pp.[viii]+410; pp.[viii]+484; [viii]+[506]; pp.xcii+[516]+[ii]+[ii]+[xiv(Genealogies)]; quarter dark green roan, yellow green buckram sides, ruled gilt on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Small chip from one headband; roan of volume six a trifle faded, and with neat, almost invisible restoration to back joint; a very little foxing, chiefly of end-papers and edges in some volumes; in general a very nice, bright, set.

Temple Scott, pp.32-4; CBEL, III, p.315: both recording only the first five volumes. The final volume is relatively seldom found. Printed at the Chiswick Press. In the present copy, the blocking on the spine of volume one is not quite uniform, an ornamental rule appearing between the volume number and the specific title instead of a plain single rule, as in the other volumes. The binding design was by Morris. The roan of the final volume is of a slightly lighter colour than that of the other volumes, and appears likewise to be of an inferior quality.

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MORRIS (William) and MAGNUSSON (Eirikr). The saga library. [So Vol.I only; Vol.II, general title and volume number transferred to half-title.] Vol.I. The story of Howard the Halt. The story of the banded men. The story of Hen Thorir [[II] The story of the Ere-dwellers (Eyrbyggja saga) With The story of the heath-slayings (Heitharviga saga) As appendix.]. Done into English Out of the Icelandic. [Full stop present in Vol.I only.] By William Morris And Eir¡kr Magnússon. London: Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, 1891 [1892]. 2 Vols., super roy.8vo; half-title in volume one, half/series title in volume two; fly-title, leaf of Corrigenda, and wood-engraved map on text-paper precede start of text in volume one; inserted wood-engraved map on text-paper between pp.[72] and [73], another between pp.[124] and [125]; leaf of Addenda and Corrigenda and fly-title with map on verso (this last included in the pagination) precede start of text in volume two; inserted wood-engraved map on text-paper between pp.190 and 191; imprint leaf at end; pp.[xlviii]+[ii]+[ii]+[ii(map)]+[1]-[72]+[ii(map)]+[73]- [124]+[ii(map)]+[125]-227+[i (blank)]; pp.lii+[ii]+[1]-190+[ii (map)]+191-410+[ii]; quarter dark green roan, yellow green buckram sides, ruled gilt on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Roan very slightly rubbed or peeled; small snag affecting upper inner margin of five leaves in volume two, possibly due to an original paper fault; otherwise fine.

One of an edition limited to only 125 numbered copies printed on large Whatman hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press, the number appearing in the first volume only. Temple Scott, pp.32-33, and note, p.34; CBEL, III, p.315. A further four volumes of The Saga Library were issued on large and small paper (cr.8vo) between 1893 and 1905 (the last not recorded by CBEL). The binding design, by William Morris, differs from that of the small paper edition.

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MORRIS (William) and MAGNUSSON (Eirikr). The stories of the Kings of Norway Called the round World (Heimskringla) By Snorri Sturluson. Done into English Out of the Icelandic By William Morris And Eir¡kr Magnússon. Vol.IV. By Eir¡kr Magnússon. Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, 1905.Half/series title; leaf of Corrections, etc., and Japonese vellum fly-title, followed by fourteen large or very large folding Genealogies on Japonese vellum at end; pp.xcii+[516]+[ii]+[ii]+[xiv(Genealogies)]; quarter leaf green roan, yellow green buckram sides, ruled gilt on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, in series style; t.e.g., others uncut. Very nice copy.

Issued as Volume VI of ‘The Saga Library' (being Vol.IV of the Heimskringla, the series volume number appearing only on the series/half title). CBEL, III, p.315, recording only the first five volumes, which appeared between 1891 and 1895. This final volume, issued some ten years later, is relatively seldom found. Printed at the Chiswick Press. The binding design was by Morris.

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MORRIS (William) and BAX (E. Belfort). Socialism: Its growth & outcome. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1893. Pp.viii+[336]; cerise buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine a trifle dull and mottled; end-papers embrowned on backs, slightly brittle, and strengthened at gutters with matching paper; otherwise a very nice copy of a handsomely printed book.



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MOXON (Walter, M.D., F.R.C.P.). Pilocereus senilis And other papers. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1887. F'cap 16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[viii]+262+[ii]; publisher's full vellum, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated optical white. Covers a trifle darkened; but a nice copy.

Medical belles-lettres.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. A woman's thoughts About Women. By The author of "John Halifax, Gentleman." &c. &c. In one volume. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1858. Half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. catalogue at end; pp.[viii]+348+[iv]; very dark dull purple horizontally grained straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket ‘Leighton Son & Hodge, Shoe Lane London. Est.1767' on back paste-down. Very slight general wear to covers; gilt rather rubbed on spine; inscription torn from blank upper margin of title leaf; scattered light foxing and dusting; a very good copy, nonetheless.

Sensible feminism: a consideration of most aspects of the lives of middle class women, including chapters on ‘Something to do', ‘Self-dependence', ‘Female Professions', ‘Female Handicrafts', ‘Female Servants', ‘The Mistress of a Family', ‘Female Friendships', ‘Gossip', ‘Women of the World', ‘Happy and Unhappy Women', ‘Lost Women', and ‘Women Growing Old'.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Fair France: Impressions of a traveller. By The author of ‘John Halifax, Gentleman,' Etc., etc. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13 Great Marlborough Street, 1871. Demy 8vo; dedication leaf, a single inset, follows title-page; final leaf integral fly-title to inserted 16pp. publisher's catalogue; bevelled light brown sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark green. Slight general wear to covers, and neat restoration to cloth at head of front joint; back end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy.



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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Plain speaking. By the author of "John Halifax, Gentleman," &c., &c. In one volume. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1882. Half-title present; pp.[vi]+336; Victorian half calf, cloth sides. Ex-library copy, with shelf-marks on spine, and scattering of small library stamps throughout; otherwise a nice copy. As a reading copy.

Essays.

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[MULOCK (Dinah Maria, Mrs. Craik).]. Concerning men And other papers. By the author of ‘John Halifax, Gentleman'. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Title leaf, editorial note leaf, and Contents leaf precede start of text; half-title not present, and presumably lacking; pp.[vi]+200; old binder's cloth. Library labels on end-papers, and class mark on spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The last papers written by Mrs. Craik, published posthumously.

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MUNTHE (Axel). Letters From A mourning city (Naples. Autumn, 1884). Translated from the Swedish by Maude Valerie White. John Murray, 1887. Sm.cr.8vo; etched frontispiece by Hugo Birger, printed in sepia; very dark greenish blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated light brown. Two or three small jags in cloth of front cover and spine; crease at head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book, first published in Swedish in 1885. The only edition in English of this text. Munthe was dissatisfied with the translation, and the second English edition of 1899 was "re-written" by him, as he there says in his introduction, "in my own English, guided by the Swedish original, without availing myself of the former polished translation." He also notes, however, that the present translation was made "in collaboration with the author". Copies are also seen with the frontispiece printed on India paper and laid on.

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MUNTHE (Axel). Vagaries. John Murray, 1898. Pp.[xvi]+308; light green buckram over very thin boards, flat back, yapped fore-edges, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g, fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some light foxing of edges, and first and last few leaves; neat contemporary inscription on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Essays and sketches, written in English, and here first collected.

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MURRAY (David Christie). The Making of a novelist: An experiment in autobiography. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and vignette title-page, on art paper; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; tan fine weave cloth, lettered gilt and with gilt ruled box on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.



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MURRAY (David Christie). The Making of a novelist: An experiment in autobiography. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; collotype portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, and line drawn vignette title-page, on art paper; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; mottled sea-green cloth, ruled, and lettered within ruled box, black, on spine. A nice copy.

The secondary binding.

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MURRAY (David Christie). My contemporaries In fiction. London, Chatto & Windus, 1897. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; orange buckram, blocked with Times Book Club device and lettered, black, on spine. Covers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The remainder, ‘Times Book Club' binding. Essays on Dickens, Charles Reade, Stevenson, Meredith, Hall Caine, Kipling, Hardy, George Moore, S.R. Crockett, Ian Maclaren, Dr. Macdonald, J.M. Barrie, Marie Corelli, etc., etc.

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MURRAY (David Christie). The Cockney Columbus. Downey & Co. Limited, 12 York Street, Covent Garden, 1898. Blank before half-title; 12pp. publisher's catalogue, integral, at end, dated January, 1898; diagonally ribbed moire dark green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled box on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Spine very slightly faded; edges foxed; scattered foxing in text; otherwise a nice unopened copy.

The author's discovery of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The title, as shown on the covers, is ‘A Cockney Columbus'.

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MURRAY (E.C. Grenville). Side-lights On English society, Or Sketches from life, social & satirical. Illustrated With nearly 300 engravings. In two volumes. Vizetelly & Co., 10 Southampton St., Strand, 1881. 2 Vols.; wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty-one plates in volume one; wood-engraved frontispiece and twenty-five plates in volume two; numerous illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[xx]+[9]-323+[i (blank)]; 377+[i (blank)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed bright blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked black, embossed pictorially black on gilt blocking, lettered and with short rule gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; end-papers coated grey chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘W. Bone & Son 76 Fleet Street London E.C.' on each back paste-down. Slight dulling of spines, and neat restoration to cloth of extreme headband in volume two; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title page in volume one, with slight offseting onto margin of frontispiece; a little scattered very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy of a scarce book.

An excellent, and often very witty, conspectus of English society about the year 1880, written by a literate precursor of the yellow journalist. Murray had at this point been in ‘exile' in Paris for twelve years after, as Sadleir (II, p.27) notes, having "been horse-whipped in St James's Street by Lord Carrington", who subsequently sued him for perjury, upon which he fled. He speaks here in his Preface of having "suffered twelve years of banishment - not from any displeasure of my Sovereign, or from popular clamour, but from the resentment of an official who had grown rich and influential by the misappropriation of public money." This pretty well sets the tone. Dedicated, apparently without permission, to the Queen, who was, we trust, amused. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.30, 33, 36, 49, 68, 72, 88, 100, 105, 136, 142, 155, 189, 210, 225, 266, 280, 284, 290, 305, and 316 in volume one; pp.12, 27, 76, 89, 93, 103, 127, 132, 143, 150, 164, 184, 191, 198, 204 (bis), 229, 237, 255, 283, 329, 332, 349, 351, and 376 in volume two: all being here so bound in. This title not in the Wolff collection, though Wolff was something of an enthusiast for Murray's works.

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MURRAY (E.C. Grenville). Spendthrifts, And Other social photographs. Illustrated with 150 engravings. Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1887. Lge.post 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and seventeen plates; numerous illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed light marina blue cloth ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered black, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Spine dull and a little bruised; a little foxing, chiefly of edges and early leaves; in general a nice copy.

Murray, an undiplomatic diplomat, fine novelist, and social wasp, is noted also as a literate precursor of the ‘yellow journalist'. The book consists of recognisable, but satirical, portraits of everyone you might have known in 1887 if you had been at least on the fringes of English (and to some extent French) society. Sections include ‘Spendthrifts', ‘Honourable Gentlemen (M.P.'s) [sic]' ‘Some women I have known', ‘Roughs of high and low degree'. The illustrations are no less recognisable than the text. The front end-paper of this copy bears the 1932 ownership inscription of the Earl of Belmore, who presumably bought it to read about his grandfather. There is no list of illustrations, but they are marked to face pp.13, 24, 38, 72, 74, 154, 171, 176, 198, 231, 232, 251, 256, 293, 296, and 298, and are here so tipped in. That to p.171 is included twice, appearing again at p.185, whether in place of another plate, or simply as a publisher's gift, we do not know. In this copy also the penultimate line on p.174 lacks the ‘i' of ‘in' at the start of the line: issue significance, if any, undetermined. This title not in the Wolff collection, though Wolff was something of an enthusiast for Murray's works.

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MURRAY (The late Rev. James, of Newcastle). Sermons To asses [with an "Additional sermon Not included in the first edition of Sermons to asses."], [New sermons To Asses], To Doctors in divinity, To Lords Spiritual, And to Ministers of State. With an engraved portrait of the author, And An original sketch of his life. Printed for William Hone, Ludgate Hill, 1819. Lge.post 8vo, printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece on plate paper; separate title to each of the five works, each title with woodcut vignette of an ass reading; old half calf, marbled sides. Calf lacking at backstrip and corners, paper covering of boards largely stripped away; plate foxed and dusty; general title-page and one or two other leaves a little foxed; one or two small marginal stains; the text in general nice, however, and the sewing sound. Scarce.

First collected edition. The separate title-pages are dated 1817 and 1818, the imprints reading "Printed by and for W. Hone, 67 Old Bailey, Three doors from Ludgate Hill". The bulk of the book was printed in those years, but publication was postponed owing to Hone's legal difficulties at the time. This enabled the publication of the memoir, written by a member of Murray's family, and the only account to that date of his life. Murray was a nonconformist populist political and social reformer active during the 1770s and early 1780s. He was responsible for founding and editing at least three radical periodicals in Newcastle ('The Freeman's Magazine; Or, The Constitutional Repository', 4 nos., 1774; ‘The Magazine of Ants; Or, Pismire Journal', 6 nos., 1777; and ‘The Protestant Packet; Or, British Monitor', 27 nos., 1780-81), and was notable for his attack on the ‘Toryism' of John Wesley, and his defence, from pulpit and in print, of the American colonists. His appeal to Hone, that radical of a later generation, is not hard to understand.

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MYERS (F.W.H.). Wordsworth. Macmillan and Co., 1881. Pp.[viii]+184; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this title as the lastest ready; red buckram over very thin boards, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black, lettered red through black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated black. Small faint mark on front cover; otherwise a very fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-first volume of the ‘English Men of Letters' series, under the general editorship of John Morley.

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NEELE (Henry). The Literary remains Of the late Henry Neele: Author of the "Romance of History," etc. etc. Consisting of Lectures on English Poetry, Tales, and other miscellaneous pieces, In prose and verse. Smith, Elder, and Co. 65, Cornhill, 1829 [i.e., November 25th, 1828]. 12mo; half-title lacking; mezzotint portrait frontispiece by Neele (brother or father) after Archer; pp.[iii]-[xxiv]+543+[i (printer's imprint)]; contemporary half rose calf, gilt extra, black spine label, marbled sides and edges. Covers a little rubbed and worn, but sound; a little scattered foxing and spotting; in general a nice copy of a scarce book.

Neele, a frequent contributor to the Annuals, published in his lifetime two volumes of verse, and a three volume collection of Tales: the volume ‘England' in the series "The Romance of History". He committed suicide on February 7th, 1828, a few days after his thirtieth birthday. The present volume contains all his uncollected or unpublished work, as well as a brief biographical notice. Many of the poems are excellent, whilst four of the stories have supernatural content entitling the volume to a place in Bleiler: ‘Totteridge Priory', ‘The Comet', ‘The Magician's Visitor' (a Wandering Jew story), and ‘The Houri'. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; this title not in Block; Bleiler, ‘Guide to the Supernatural', 1227.

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NETTLESHIP (John T.). Robert Browning: Essays and thoughts. Elkin Mathews, Vigo Street, W., 1890. Title-page printed in black and red; 4pp. integral publisher's advertisements, dated February 1890, followed by blank at end; pp.xii+454+4+[ii]; bevelled olive brown coarse buckram, lettered and with short rule gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, P.261; Nelson, 5. The small paper issue, of which 1,000 copies were printed. To a remarkable extent, they seem now to have disappeared!

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[NEWMAN (John Henry, later Cardinal).]. Tracts for the times By Members of the University of Oxford. Vol. I. For 1833-4 [Vol. II. For 1834-5]. London: Printed for J.G. & F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall; & J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1834 [1836]. 2 Vols., demy 8vo format, variously gathered; half-titles not called for according to the signatures, though space is left for a half-title in the numbering of the prelims. of the second volume: it has certainly never been present in this copy; errata on verso of title page to Volume I., and at other places passim; pp.viii+4+4+8+8+[16]+4+4+4+4+4+8+[16]+[12]+[8]+[12]+[8]+[8]+28+[4]+4+4+[20 (final leaf blank)]+4+[12]+8+[24 (final leaf blank)]+16+24+[12]+8+[(several tracts unpaginated) 4+8+8+8+4+8+8+12+4+16+12+8]+16+[4 (unpaginated)]+[8 (last leaf blank on verso, recto with advertisement for the first volume of these Tracts)]+4+8+4+4+4+4+12+4+4+[8 (final leaf blank)]+4+[4]+[12]+[(several tracts unpaginated) 8+4+8+4+8]+[8]; [iii]-viii+4+4+12+4+16+8+4+12+8+[8]+[16]+[8]+8+12+4+8+16+4+4+16+(Separate title-page: Tracts for the times, Nos.67, 68, 69. Scriptural views Of Holy baptism, With an Appendix. By the Rev. E.B. Pusey, B.D. London: Printed for J.G. & F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, And Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, 1836.) [xx]+295+[i (advertisements)]+8+[8]+12+4+8+8+[12]; drab boards, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut; 8pp. Rivingtons catalogue, dated January, 1836, bound in between front end-papers in each volume. A nice copy.

From the library of Frank Lisauer, with his ink signature device on the front paste-downs. Volume one contains Tracts Nos. 1-46, followed by ‘Records of the church' Nos.I-XVIII; Volume two Tracts Nos.47-69, followed by ‘Records of the church' Nos.XIX-XXV. Edited by Newman, who also wrote seventeen of these tracts, contributing jointly to a further two; other contributors included, besides Pusey (five tracts), Keble (three, and one jointly), Manning (one, jointly), and Froude (one, jointly). A total of ninety tracts were issued in all between 1833 and 1841, and collected eventually in six volumes. The present copy consists for the most part of the original issue of the tracts, though some in the first volume are reprints, dating from as late as 1836, later copies of the volumes having been evidently made up from the stocks of individual tracts - with the addition of the sets of prelims. - as required. In the present copy, the majority of the tracts in volume one are stabbed, some being sewn through also as well as saddle sewn, whilst the second volume is of the earliest issue in book form, having been made up originally as a volume, and not, in consequence, exhibiting stab-holes. In later reprints, some of the Tracts in volume two were renumbered, and one expanded. P.3 of Tract 20 here lacks the page number; Tract 70, called for in the Contents to volume two, is lacking, and has certainly never been bound in: possibly it was not ready by the time the volume was bound up.

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[NEWMAN (John Henry, later Cardinal).]. Tracts for the times By Members of the University of Oxford. Vol. I. For 1833-4 [Vol. II. For 1834-5; Vol. III. For 1835-6; Vol IV. For 1836-7; Vol.V. For 1838-40]. New edition [so Vols. I, III, IV; not stated on Vol.II; first book edition of Vol.V]. London: Printed for J.G. & F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall; & J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1839 [1839; 1839; 1840; 1840]. BOUND WITH: An Index To the Tracts for the times. By The Rev. David Croly, Author of "Irish Ecclesiastical Finance," &c. &c. Oxford: Published by J. Vincent; J. Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly, London; And Grant and Bolton, Grafton Street, Dublin, 1842. 6 Vols., demy 8vo format, variously gathered; half-title present in volume three, not called for in other volumes: pp.viii+[Tracts:] 4+ 4+ 8+ 8+ 16+ 4+ 4+ 4+ [4]+ 8+ 8+ 16+ [12]+ [8]+ [12]+ 8+ [8]+ 28+ 4+ 4+ 4+ [20]+ 4+ [12]+ 8+ [24]+ 16+ 24+ 12+ 8+ 4+ 8+ [8]+ 8+ 4+ [8]+ 8+ [12]+ 4+ [16]+ 12+ [16]+ 16+ 8+ 8+ [Records of the Church:] 8+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 4+ 12+ 4+ 4+ [8]+ 4+ 4+ [12]+ [8]+ 4+ [8]+ 40+ [8]+ [8]; viii+ [Tracts:] 4+ 4+ 12+ [8]+ 16+ 8+ 4+ 12+ 8+ [8]+ [16]+ [8]+ 8+ 12+ 4+ 8+ 16+ 4+ 32+ 16+ [Records of the Church:] 8+ [8]+ 12+ 4+ 8+ 8+ [12]+ [Tracts for the times] 400+; xii+ 36+ [36]+ 60+ 56+ 56+ [208]+ 56; [iv]+ xlviii+ [120]+ [64]+ [84 (last page blank)]+ 424; viii+ [56]+ [48]+ [116]+ 100+ [142]+ 89 (last page blank: No.90, Third Edition); [188]+ [88 (last page blank: No.90, stereotyped reprint from Fourth Edition)]+ xii+87 (Index, with separate prelims.)+ [1 (blank)]+ [vi (prelims. to Dissertation)+ 78; uniformly bound in contemporary half natural calf, ruled dark brown and blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled dark brown, red labels, gilt, red and black oil-marbled sides; a.e. burnished scarlet; oil-marbled end-papers. First or last pages of one or two of the tracts a little dusty, one last leaf also a little frayed at blank margins, and one with short marginal tear, this having occorred in all cases prior to binding; otherwise, and in effect, a virtually fine set in a most attractive period binding.

A milestone in early Victorian religious and intellectual development. Volume one contains Tracts Nos. 1-46, followed by ‘Records of the church' Nos.I-XVIII; Volume two Tracts Nos.47-66, followed by ‘Records of the church' Nos.XIX-XXV, and tract No.67; Volume three Tract No.77, followed by Nos.71-76; Volume four No.82, followed by Nos.78-81; Volume five Nos.82-87 and the Third Edition of No.90; Volume six Nos.89 and the Stereotyped reprint of the Fourth Edition of No.90, followed by Croly's Index, and his critical ‘Dissertation On the Tracts for the Times', which is correctly included although not mentioned on the general title-page of the Index. Except that No.88 (‘The Greek Devotions of Bishop Andrews, Translated and Arranged') has been omitted, presumably in error, an extra, and variant, version of Tract No.90 being included in its stead, the series is here complete, and arranged in conformity with the final intentions of the editor. The Index and Dissertation, issued later by a different publisher are relatively seldom found. Tracts Nos. 5, 12, 16, 19, 20, and 29 are here present in significantly revised form, whilst Tracts Nos. 10, 42, 44, 50, 65, and 90 are present in extensively revised form. In this version, the original Tract No.70 has been enlarged and digested into Tract No.65, whilst Nos.67, 68, and 69, having been extensively enlarged, are combined into No.67 (not 70, as stated by CBEL). Tracts Nos.31, 51, 77, 83, 84, 85, 86, and 87 are present in the first edition, No.89 in the Second Edition, Nos.67, 72, 79, 81, 82, and 90, together with Records Nos.I and VII, in the Third Edition, Nos.28, 33, 37, 38, 75, 78, and 90, together with Record No.XIV, in the Fourth Edition, Nos.10, 26, 35, 40, and 41, together with Records Nos.V and X, in the Fifth Edition, Nos.7, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, and 24 in the Sixth Edition, No.30 in the Seventh Edition, and Nos.4 and 29 in the Eighth Edition. The rest are denominated ‘New Edition'. In most, if not all cases, these printings represent the final versions of the text. Edited by Newman, who also wrote twenty-eight of these tracts, contributing jointly to a further three; other contributors included, besides Pusey (seven tracts, and one jointly), Keble (three, and one jointly), Manning (one, jointly), and Froude (one, jointly).

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NEWMAN (The Rev. J.H., B.D., Fellow of Oriel College). A letter To the Rev. Godfrey Faussett, D.D., Margaret Professor of Divinity, On Certain points Of Faith and practice. Oxford: John Henry Parker; J.G. and F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, London, 1838. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; last page blank; pp.100; issued stabbed, and probably without wrappers. First and last page dusty and slightly foxed; name crossed out on extreme upper margin of title-page; otherwise very nice. BOUND WITH: NEWMAN (John Henry, D.D., Of the Oratory). A letter Adressed to his grace The Duke of Norfolk On occasion of Mr. Gladstone's recent expostulation. B M Pickering 196 Piccadilly, 1875. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.156. Contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice, unopened, copy. Two scarce pamphlets bound together in one volume, Edwardian half black crushed morocco, spine lettered gilt, and with five raised bands, brown and dark grey oil-marbled boards; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; oil-marbled end-papers. Binder's blanks and backs of end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Laid on to two binder's blanks at the end of the volume are three printed letters relating to the latter work, a lengthy one signed ‘T.', a shorter one, signed ‘H.M.W.', and a yet shorter one, dated from ‘The Oratory, Feb. 15, 1875', and signed by Newman himself. All are clipped from ‘The Tablet'.

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NEWMAN (John Henry, B.D. [later Cardinal]). Sermons, Chiefly On the theory of religious belief, Preached before the University of Oxford. London: Printed for J.G.F. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall; & J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1843. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+354+[ii]; 2pp. integral Rivington's advertisements at end, followed by 24pp. inserted catalogue of J. Hatchard and Son, dated 1842-3; quarter horizontally ribbed drab cloth, light drab board sides, paper spine label; uncut edges. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise fine.

The label bears both the date and the published price, 9s. 6d., in addition to the short title and author's name. Newman's ‘Advertisement' is dated from Littlemore, Feb.4, 1843.

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NEWMAN (John Henry, B.D. [later Cardinal]). Sermons, Bearing on Subjects of the day. Printed for J.G.F. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall; & J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1843. Demy 8vo; pp.[xvi]+464; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. A nice copy.

The label bears both the date and the published price, 12s., in addition to the short title and author's name. Newman's ‘Advertisement' is dated from Littlemore, Nov.25, 1843. In this copy the following light pencilled alterations have been noted, after the manner of proofing corrections: p.2, l.13, read ‘his' for ‘His'; p.159, l.24, ‘he' for ‘He'; p.160. l.16, ‘he' for ‘He'.

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NEWMAN (John Henry, D.D. [later Cardinal]). Apologia pro vita sua: Being A Reply to a Pamphlet Entitled "What, then, does Dr. Newman mean?" Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864. Demy 8vo, gathered in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+430+[128 (Appendix, Notes, and Postscriptum)]; quarter puce bubble grain cloth, light drab boards, paper spine label (reading: [two rules] APOLOGIA/PRO VITA/SUA [two rules]. Cloth of spine chipped at head- and tail- bands, rubbed, and badly worn; label badly chipped; boards a little foxed and dusty, and showing slight wear at corners; end-papers foxed, and a little scattered foxing passim; internally, however, in general a nice copy. Scarce, especially in original state.

In this copy, the verso of the Contents leaf is correctly numbered ‘iv'. One of a number of variant bindings. V. W.B. Todd, Book Collector, (21) 1971, 411.

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NEWMAN (John Henry, D.D. [later Cardinal]). A letter Addressed to His Grace The Duke of Norfolk On occasion of Mr. Gladstone's recent expostulation. London, B.M. Pickering 196 Piccadilly, 1875. (All rights reserved. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.131+[i (blank)]; grey paper wrappers printed in black, the inside and back panels bearing publisher's advertisements, the spine left plain; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine a trifle chipped at extremities, and wrappers just a trifle marked and dusty; inoffensive contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise a very nice copy.

With the book label of Michael Ernest Sadler (Michael Sadleir's father) and the subsequent book label of Francis W. Steer on the inside front wrapper.

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NICHOL (John). Byron. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Wire-stitched; a tipped in conjugate pair of leaves printed with Genealogy, follows prelims.; pp.[viii]+[IV]+216+[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper, listing this volume as ‘in preparation'; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. A fine copy.

Issued as the eighteenth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. One of the scarcer titles in the series.

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NICHOL (John, LL.D., M.A., Balliol, Oxon, Emeritus Professor of English literature in the university of Glasgow). Thomas Carlyle. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Sewn; pp.[viii]+248; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, on text-paper, dated ‘20.4.92' and listing this volume as ‘In the Press'; ten line Errata slip tipped in before start of text; deep scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black; publisher's advertisement slip of cream paper printed in cerise loosely laid in, as issued. Slight flexion creasing of front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the thirty-ninth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisement slip advertises on one side the first thirty-eight titles of the series as ‘1/- In Paper Covers, 1s. Cloth, 1s. 6d. 1/6', and on the other twenty titles of the ‘English Men of Action' series and the twelve titles of the ‘English Statesmen' series. We have never seen an example of the ‘English Men of Letters' series in wrappers.

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NICHOLSON (Renton). Autobiography Of a Fast man. By Renton Nicholson (Erst Lord Chief Baron). Published for the proprietors, Sold by all booksellers, 1863. Pott 8vo; half-title not present, probably not called for; pp.[iv]+ 380; contemporary quarter natural calf, tooled blind lettered gilt on spine, marbled boards. Binding used, but strong; one opening foxed or marked; text otherwise nice.

The first edition under this title of a book originally published by George Vickers in an undated edition, also at 2/-, as ‘The Lord Chief Baron Nicholson' in 1860, the year before its author's death. Both editions are now extremely scarce. Low-life autobiography of a man who lived in his early years with thieves, gamblers, prostitutes, swindlers, and murderers, partaking himself quite fully in this world, but who in middle and later life wrote novels, founded and edited a celebrated newspaper, ran fashionable hostelries, and took part in several ventures of a theatrical nature, bringing the ‘poses plastiques' to London, and finally becoming famous as the conductor of a theatrical debating society modelled on the courts of law. Wolff, who like Sadleir, had in his collection Nicholson's two works of fiction, ‘Cockney Adventures and Tales of London Life' (1838), and ‘Dombey and Daughter' (c.1850), but not the present work, remarks of his longest lived and best known venture, quoting DNB: "In 1841 Nicholson opened the Garrick's Head and Town Hotel, 27 Bow Street, Covent Garden, and . . . established the well-known Judge and Jury Society where he himself soon presided, under the title of ‘The Lord Chief Baron.' Members of both houses of parliament, statesmen, poets, actors, and others visited the Garrick's Head and it was not an uncommon occurrence to see the jury composed of peers and members of the lower house. The trials were humourous, and gave occasion for much real eloquence, brilliant repartee, fluent satire, and not infrequently for indecent witticism. Nicholson's position as a mock judge was one of the sternest realities of eccentric history. Attorneys when suing him addressed him as ‘my Lord' . . . ".

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NOBLE (James Ashcroft). The Pelican papers: Reminiscences and remains of a Dweller in the wilderness. Henry S. King & Co., 65, Cornhill, and 12, Paternoster Row, 1873. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted Catalogue at end dated December, 1872; pp.xii+210+[ii]; bevelled bottle green pebble grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and ruled, black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, blocked gilt, lettered bottle green through gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked with publisher's monogram, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated dark chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Two or three small corners creased; otherwise a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.352. The author's first book. A difficult work to categorise, almost fiction, but not quite! - A gentle and appreciative imaginary biographical sketch, with slight story content, used as the vehicle for the expression of points of view on a wide variety of subjects through the medium of a series of mini-essays, sometimes with ‘authorial' criticisms thereof. A previous owner has noted in pencil on the white recto of the back free end-paper: "This book is comparable in its genre to J.A. Spender's ‘The Comments of Bagshot'." Noble's daughter Helen was to become the wife of Edward Thomas.

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NOBLE (J[ames]. Ashcroft). The sonnet In England & other essays. London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. Blank precedes half-title; binder's blank follows last leaf of text; pp.[2]+x+211+[i (printer's imprint)]; pale brown buckram ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g, others uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Fine copy.

The title-page and binding were designed by Austin Young. 712 copies of this issue were printed (plus a further fifty-three on large paper). Includes, besides the title essay, ‘A Pre-Raphaelite Magazine,' ‘Leigh Hunt: The Man and The Writer,' ‘The Poetry of Common Sense,' ‘Robert Buchanan as Poet,' and ‘Hawker of Morwenstow'. Nelson, 45.

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