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.

NOEL (The Honble. Roden). Life Of Lord Byron. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1890 (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo; pp.215+[i (blank)]+xxxviii; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed deep cerise cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson, M.A.. Includes a thirty-eight page Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which he attempts an all-edition listing of Byron's works, as also letters, biographical and critical works about Byron, magazine articles, etc. This is an unusual binding for the series, that we have not otherwise encountered.

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OLIPHANT (Laurence). Traits and travesties Social and political. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1882. Plate printed in buff and black tipped in after Preface; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+429+[i (blank)]+[2]; tan buckram, blocked brownish red, dark green, and gilt lettered dark green and tan outlined dark green on front cover, ruled dark green, blocked dark green and brownish red, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers glazed dark grey-green. Cloth restored at headband and head of back joint; gilt on spine a little rubbed and dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays, and short stories. Wolff, 5216, describing the end-papers as ‘black'; not in Sadleir.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs. [Margaret]). Francis of Assisi. Macmillan & Co, Publishers, N.D. [1871]. Series title and wood-engraved frontispiece with thin paper guard precede vignette title-page printed in red, blue, and black; six line Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; 4pp. series advertisements, dated 1871, and listing this title as the latest published, tipped in at end; bright blue buckram ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered bright blue through gilt, on front cover and spine in series style, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Spine a little darkened and covers generally a trifle dull; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Published as the eleventh volume of ‘The Sunday Library', a series issued by this date quarterly and, according to the advertisements, in several bindings: in cloth, as here, at 4s. 6d.; bound in morocco or calf (prices not specified); or in boxed sets of each annual issue, at 21s.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs.). The Literary history Of England In the end of the eighteenth and beginning Of the nineteenth century. In three volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1882. 3 Vols., demy 8vo; blank before half-title in volumes two and three; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume three; pp.viii+395+[i (blank)]; [2]+[vi]+392; [2]+vi+405+[i (Erratum)]+[ii]; dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges trimmed. Single small worm-hole through cloth (only) of back joint in volume three; otherwise a nice copy, the last two volumes unopened.

The first issue, later copies being in turquoise cloth and including an additional 4pp. Preface responding to criticisms. An interesting conspectus, preserving much anecdotal information about both major and minor figures, not otherwise available.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs. [Margaret]). Sheridan. Macmillan and Co., 1883. Wire stitched; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+210+[vi]; 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. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as the thirty-third volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisements of the series list this title and ‘Fielding' by Austin Dobson as the latest available. Also issued simultaneously in white buckram with paper spine label and uncut edges. Both bindings were priced at 2/6d. Some copies were issued sewn.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs. [Margaret]). Sheridan. Macmillan and Co., 1883. Wire stitched; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+210+[vi]; 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. Cloth of spine slightly faded; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the thirty-third volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisements of the series list this title and ‘Fielding' by Austin Dobson as the latest available. Also issued simultaneously in white buckram with paper spine label and uncut edges. Both bindings were priced at 2/6d. Some copies were issued wire stitched.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs. [Margaret]). Jeanne d'Arc: Her life and death. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 27 West Twenty-third Street / London, 24 Bedford Street, Strand: The Knickerbocker Press, 1896. Extra cr.8vo in twelves; integral blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard; twenty-one plates; two large folding maps; integral advertisement leaf followed by two blanks at end; pp.[4]+[xii]+417+[i (blank)]+[2]+[iv]; deep cerise buckram pressed out as quarter sheep, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt, lettered deep cerise through gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; deep cerise and white head- and tail- bands. Nice copy.

Printed [and almost certainly bound] in America, but the English issue, the advertisements bearing sterling prices. Published as Volume XVII. in the ‘Heroes of the Nations' series under the general editorship of Evelyn Abbott, M.A., Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. According to the advertisements at the back ‘The first group of the Series comprises' eighteen volumes, these ‘to be followed by' another seven, all of which are named. The advertisements at the front list the series to Volume XVIII. The work is advertised and bound as a 12mo, but is signed in eights and was probably so printed. The present example is of the 5s. issue, described as ‘Cloth extra'. It was also available in a simultaneous issue ‘Roxburgh, uncut edges, gilt top' price 6s. In our experience a surprisingly uncommon title.

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OLIPHANT (Mrs.). Queen Victoria: A Personal Sketch. Illustrated. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1900. Super roy 8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and two plates, printed in sepia; numerous illustrations in text; title-page printed in red and black; publisher's 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 12 1/2 G-11.99; blue morocco cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g. A little scattered foxing, more or less confined to inner margins, but a nice copy.

Mrs. Oliphant died in 1897, which may have delayed the issue of this book. It is completed ‘to the present hour' by the addition of a brief editorial note. Not in the extensive collections either of Sadleir or Wolff. There is no list of illustrations, but the plates face pp.70 and 128.

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OPIE (Amelia). Detraction Displayed. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, And S. Wilkin, Norwich, 1828. 12mo; new binder's blank, 12pp. Longman's catalogue, dated June 1829, and old non-integral blank, precede half-title page; old binder's blank at end; inserted leaf of ‘Corrections and alterations' before first leaf of text; pp.[x]+400; recent half-calf, gilt and blind, marbled sides; a.e. uncut; light brown end-papers. Fine copy.

The two old blanks are presumably the original free end-papers, which have been preserved. The printer's imprint on p.400 reads: "Norwich: Printed by S. Wilkin, Upper Haymarket, May 16th 1828."

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O'RELL (Max). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. Friend Mac Donald. Arrowsmith's Bristol Library Vol.XXV. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1887. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf followed by 4pp. inserted commercial advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed milk chocolate cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered black on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated very dark brown. Fine copy.

The correct first issue: with the shorter form of the Simpkin, Marshall address on the title page, and the integral advertisements listing the first twenty-four titles in the series only. A French view of Scottishness.

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OUIDA [i.e. Louise de la Ramee]. Views and opinions. Methuen & Co., 1895. 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated January 1895; claret unglazed coarse buckram; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded; otherwise a near fine copy.

Sadleir 1950, described from a copy in a statutory library. One of only three titles by Ouida lacking from Sadleir's collection. This is a variant binding from the copy he describes, being in claret unglazed coarse buckram, not scarlet.

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OUIDA [i.e., Louise de la Ramee]. Critical studies. T. Fisher Unwin, 1900. Demy 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pale green bevelled buckram, lettered and ruled gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, with an art nouveau design; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine very slightly marked; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on large paper, but otherwise identical with the trade edition, including the binding. The cover design, however, is better suited to the larger size of board. This issue was unknown to Sadleir. Nor can we find that the publisher ever advertised a large paper edition of this title. Sadleir, p.288, however, notes "Ouida's propensity for special bindings on books destined for intimate friends", which, domiciled herself in Florence after 1874, she would have sent, uninscribed, directly from the publishers. It is possible that this is such a copy. Includes essays on D'Annunzio, Marion Crawford, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, etc.

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OUIDA [i.e., Louise de la Ramee]. Critical studies. T. Fisher Unwin, 1900. 2pp. integral advertisements at end; pale green bevelled buckram, lettered and ruled gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, with an art nouveau design. Spine faded, and gilt tarnished or lacking; front cover very slightly rubbed; end-papers foxed; otherwise very nice.

Sadleir 1911, giving the title as it appears on the front cover, not the title-page. Sadleir made do with a copy that was damp-stained, which is perhaps an index of the volume's scarcity. Includes essays on D'Annunzio, Marion Crawford, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, etc.

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PAGET (Francis Edward, M.A., Rector of Elford). A Tract upon tomb-stones; Or, Suggestions For the consideration of persons Intending to set up that kind of monument to the Memory of deceased friends. By a Member of the Litchfield Society for the encouragement of Ecclesiastical Architecture. [Motto] Rugeley: John Thomas Walters. London: James Burns. Oxford: J.H. Parker, 1843. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; seven lithographic plates bound in at end; pp.25+[i (blank)]; original drab paper wrappers, white paper label on front wrapper printed in scarlet and black; the whole bound in full black art-linen. Cloth of backstrip lacking; pleasant Victorian library label on front paste-down, and binder's stamp (‘J. Starr & Sons Ltd., Library Book Binders, Wigan') on back of front free end-paper; neat ink note on authorship on back of front wrapper; very unobtrusive embossed library stamps on lower corner of three leaves; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare in the original wrappers, and with the important label.

Though the title-page does not bear the author's name, the Advertisement is dated from ‘Elford Rectory, Lent, 1843', and signed ‘F.E.P'. The author's full name appears only on the label, together with the legend: ‘Price One Shilling'. Paget is best remembered today for his fiction, but three editions of the present work had been called for by 1853. Though this copy is complete as issued, when it was bound it was evidently interleaved. The interleaving has at some point been excised, leaving twenty-four stubs, which form twelve conjugate pairs! NCBEL, 3: 1633.

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PAIN (Barry). Playthings And Parodies. Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris & Melbourne, 1892. (All rights reserved.) Half-title with Henry & Co. advertisements on verso; final leaf of last gathering present (it is usually excised); 8pp. inserted Cassell & Co. catalogue inserted before integral blank at end, dated 5 G. 8.92, and 5 B 8.92; pale pink buckram flecked with deep pink, printed all over (apart from three spine panels) with a cross-hatch pattern in black, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; white end-papers. Cross-hatching on covers very slightly rubbed in places; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

The first of at least five issues: the first state of text, the blank being here present at the end; the first binding; and with the earliest date of the advertisements. The (hilarious but rather crude) parodies are of Kipling, Ruskin, R.D. Blackmore, Pater, Tolstoi, Ibsen, Spenser, Swift, Sir Walter Scott, Macaulay, Tennyson, Swinburne, Cowper, Browning, Wordsworth, Poe, Rossetti, Burns, and Whitman.

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PAIN (Barry). Playthings And Parodies. Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris & Melbourne, 1892. (All rights reserved.). Half-title with Henry & Co. advertisements on verso; final leaf of last gathering (a blank) excised as in almost all copies we have seen; 8pp. inserted Cassell & Co. catalogue at end, dated 5 G. 8.92, and 5 B 8.92; pale pink buckram flecked with deep pink, printed all over (apart from three spine panels) with a cross-hatch pattern in black, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed; white end-papers. Covers a little faded and marked; front end-paper lacking; slight marking and dusting; a good copy only.

The first of at least four issues: the first binding, and with the earliest advertisements. The (hilarious but rather crude) parodies are of Kipling, Ruskin, R.D. Blackmore, Pater, Tolstoi, Ibsen, Spenser, Swift, Sir Walter Scott, Macaulay, Tennyson, Swinburne, Cowper, Browning, Wordsworth, Poe, Rossetti, Burns, and Whitman.

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PAIN (Barry). Playthings And Parodies. Cassell & Company, Limited,: London, Paris & Melbourne, 1892. (All rights reserved.). Half-title with Henry & Co. advertisements on verso; final leaf of last gathering (a blank) excised as in all copies we have seen in this binding; 8pp. inserted Cassell & Co. catalogues at end dated 5 G. 11.93, and 5 B. 11.93; dark blue buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed florally light olive brown. Tear in fore-margin of first leaf of advertisements; a little light foxing of a few leaves; in general a nice copy.

The second binding, the first being of flesh coloured buckram decorated with a cross-hatched pattern in black; the first state of the text; early advertisements. Later issues are seen in grained bright blue cloth, with a later catalogue, and with the half-title removed in order to cancel the Henry and Co. advertisements.

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PAIN (Barry). Playthings And Parodies. Cassell & Company, Limited: London, Paris & Melbourne, 1892. (All rights reserved.). Half-title with Henry & Co. advertisements on verso; integral blank, followed by 8pp. inserted Cassell & Co. catalogues at end dated 12.97, and 5 G. 2.97; dark red vertical flame grain cloth, blocked with art nouveau design blind on back cover, lettered gilt within gilt blocked box on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers printed with publisher's initials and device pattern in grey. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

The third binding. This copy has both the half-title, which was removed in a yet later issue in order to cancel the Henry & Co. advertisements, and the final blank, which was excised in the two of the three earlier issues (possibly because it distracted notice from the catalogues). The (hilarious but rather crude) parodies are of Kipling, Ruskin, R.D. Blackmore, Pater, Tolstoi, Ibsen, Spenser, Swift, Sir Walter Scott, Macaulay, Tennyson, Swinburne, Cowper, Browning, Wordsworth, Poe, Rossetti, Burns, and Whitman.

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PARDOE (Miss). The river And The desart [sic]: Or, Recollections Of The Rhône and the Chartreuse. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1838. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume two; pp.[xx]+264; xii+261+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; quarter blackish green ribbon-embossed cloth, drab sides, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. tissues foxed, with light off-setting; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Wolff, 5400, recording only a rebound copy lacking the half-titles and advertisement leaf. Wolff erroneously describes the plates as steel-engravings.

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PATER (Walter H., Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford). Studies In the history of the Renaissance. London, Macmillan and Co., 1873. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+213+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; dark green smooth cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down. Very slight general wear to covers; front end-papers a little marked, and with bookplates; otherwise a very nice copy.

Pater's scarce first book, preceding his next by some twelve years. The second edition, published in 1877 contained revisions, and also omitted the celebrated ‘Conclusion' which was to become so important in the context of the aesthetic movement, with its endorsement of the wisdom of "the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for art's sake". Finely printed in Oxford by T. Combe, M.A., E.B. Gardner, E. Pickard Hall, and J.H. Stacy, ‘Printers to the University' on paper with a strong horizontal rib. Though the binding of the present copy is evidently original, it is unusual for a Macmillan volume in having neither publisher's device nor imprint on the spine.

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PATER (Walter H., Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford). Studies In the history of the Renaissance. London, Macmillan and Co., 1873. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+213+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; dark green smooth cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Two or three small light fox-spots on first and last two leaves; small hole in one leaf, due apparently to an original paper fault, with loss in all of three letters of text (and two others printed faintly); minute chip in fore-margin of back end-paper due to adherence: apparently an original pasting fault; insignificant cracking of back end-papers; in general a very nice copy nonetheless.

Pater's scarce first book, preceding his next by some twelve years. The second edition, published in 1877 contained revisions, and also omitted the celebrated ‘Conclusion' which was to become so important in the context of the aesthetic movement, with its endorsement of the wisdom of "the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for art's sake". Finely printed in Oxford by T. Combe, M.A., E.B. Gardner, E. Pickard Hall, and J.H. Stacy, ‘Printers to the University' on paper with a strong horizontal rib. Though the binding of the present copy is evidently original, it is unusual for a Macmillan volume in having neither publisher's device nor imprint on the spine.

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PATER (Walter). The renaissance: Studies in art and poetry. Second edition, revised. Macmillan and Co., 1877. Extra cr.8vo; half-title and conjugate title leaves on plate paper, with thin paper guard, the title printed with vignette in light brown; integral advertisement leaf at end; very dark green smooth cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Small hole in front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

The first printing of the revised text, and the first appearance of the book under this title. Originally published in 1873 as ‘Studies in The History of The Renaissance'.

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PATER (Walter). Imaginary portraits. London, Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1887. Globe 8vo; fly title to each essay; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, the first leaf priced in dollars, the second in pounds; cerise buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded; inscription on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed in England, but obviously intended to serve, with suitably altered prelims., for the New York issue also. Presumably the first leaf of advertisements in this copy ought to have been excised by the binder. A contemporary sepia photograph of a painting by Watteau, relevant to the first essay, has been tipped on to the blank verso of its fly-title.

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PATER (Walter). Plato and Platonism: A series of lectures. Macmillan and Co., 1893. Extra cr. 8vo; very dark green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, other edges rough-trimmed. A little neat marginal scoring, and one or two notes, mostly in pencil (v. below); otherwise very nice.

From the library of Bruce Richmond, founding editor of the ‘Times Literary Supplement', with his contemporary ownership inscription on the front end-paper, and later engraved bookplate (signed L.L.B.) on the front pastedown. The notes, which are indexed on the back pastedown, are in his hand, and may possibly relate to an article.

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PATER (Walter). Plato and Platonism: A series of lectures. Macmillan and Co., 1893. Extra cr. 8vo; dark green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Two small holes rubbed in cloth over each joint, and slight wear to lower corners; small hole in front end-paper where name has been roughly erased; neat ownership signature and date ‘Michaelmas 1893' on upper margin of title-page; otherwise very nice.



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PATER (Walter). An Imaginary Portrait. [Colophon:] Printed by H. Daniel: Oxford: 1894. F'cap 8vo; four blanks, half-title, limitation leaf, title, and fly-title, precede first page of text; colophon leaf with woodcut, followed by four blanks at end; pp.[xii]+[61]+[xi]; finely mottled blue-grey large wrappers printed on front and back wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Small, almost invisible restorations to wrappers at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very nice copy, preserved in a new slip-case.

One of an edition limited to 250 numbered copies. Privately printed on hand-made paper at the Daniel Press, and issued for charity - at a Venetian fête in aid of St. Thomas's parish. First edition in book form of ‘The Child in the House', a piece originally published in 1878 in ‘Macmillan's Magazine'. It was reprinted in 1895 in ‘Miscellaneous Studies'.

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PATER (Walter, Late Fellow of Brasenose College). Miscellaneous Studies: A series of essays. Prepared for the press By Charles L. Shadwell Fellow of Oriel College. Macmillan and Co., 1895. Extra cr. 8vo; pp.[xvi]+259+[i (printer's imprint)]; dark green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers slightly cracked; otherwise nice.

Published posthumously. Printed at the Oxford University press. Includes a bibliographical check-list of the works.

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PATER (Walter). Greek studies: A series of essays By Walter Pater, Late Fellow of Brasenose College. Prepared for the press By Charles L. Shadwell, Fellow of Oriel College. Macmillan and Co., 1895. Extra cr. 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; dark green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight general wear to covers; neat ownership inscription, adted Nov 13th 1895 on half-title page; tissue foxed, with light offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

With a signed holograph inscription by Andrew Lang on the back of the front end-paper (a four line verse).

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PATER (Walter, Late fellow of Brazenose College). Essays From The "Guardian". London, Printed for private circulation, At the Chiswick Press, 1896. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; printer's device and imprint on final page; pp.[viii]+163+[i]; iron grey boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Virtually fine copy.

Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. One of an edition limited to only 100 numbered copies. Nine reviews reprinted from the "Guardian", to which they had originally been contributed anonymously between February 1886 and October 1890, and here posthumously first collected. A Mosher piracy appeared the next year, and an English trade edition in 1901. Essays on ‘English Literature', ‘Amiel's "Journal Intime"', ‘Browning', ‘"Robert Elsmere"', ‘"Their Majesties' Servants"', ‘Wordsworth', ‘Ferdinand Fabre', ‘The "Contes" of M. Augustin Filon', and ‘Mr. Gosse's Poems'. The impetus to publish the volume came from Edmund Gosse, who contributed the anonymous Preface. Wright, 100

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PATMORE (Coventry). Religio poetæ Etc. London: George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1893. Pott 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end, verso blank; pp.viii+229+[i (blank)]+[ii]; leaf green buckram, ruled blind on sides, white spine label printed in red and blackish blue; a.e. uncut. Label patchily yellowed; three small light fox-spots on half-title offset onto title; otherwise a fine copy, partly unopened.

Essays on Mrs. Meynell, William Barnes, ‘On Obscure Books', ‘Emotional Art', ‘Simplicity', etc.

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[PATMORE (Peter George).]. Rejected articles. Henry Colburn, 1826. Tall f'cap 8vo; half title not present, possibly not called for, but lacking an integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[vi]+[354]; contemporary half maroon roan, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Prelims. and one or two other leaves foxed, but in general a nice copy.

Includes "An Unsentimental Journey. By Elia - C.L."; "Rich and Poor. A Letter from William Cobbett to the Ploughboys and Labourers of Hampshire - W.C."; "To-Morrow. A Gaiety and Gravity. By one of the Authors of Rejected Addresses. - H.S."; "Spirit of the Age. Portrait of William Hazlitt - W.H."; "Grimm's Ghost. The Culpepers on the Continent. By the other Author of Rejected Addresses - J.S."; "Boccaccio and Fiametta. A Tale of the Greenwood-Shade. - L.H." etc. Parodies so good it is difficult at times to believe they are not genuine!

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[PATTISON (Mark, B.D.).]. Clarendon Press Series. Pope: Essay on Man. Edited by Mark Pattison, B.D. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1869. (All rights reserved). F'cap 8vo; pp.116; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; quarter dark red sand-grain cloth, pale green boards, cut flush. Contemporary signature, and tissued tear to front cover; slight marking of boards; internally a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the Clarendon Press Series of English Classics. Pattison contributed an nineteen page Introductory essay and forty-one pages of Notes.

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PATTISON (Mark, B.D., Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford.). Milton. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Sm.cr.8vo; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, advertising this volume as ready ‘Shortly'; scarlet buckram over very thin boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered black up spine, ruled and blocked black on back cover, lettered red through black on sides; end-papers coated black. Slight dusting of sides; very slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise very nice.

Issued as the twelfth volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series edited by John Morley. This copy is sewn.

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PATTISON (Mark, Late Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford). Memoirs. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885. Blank before half-title; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; dark olive-green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated charcoal. Backs of end-papers foxed, with offsetting; ownership inscription on front blank; a very nice copy otherwise. Uncommon.

Pattison's remarkably frank autobiography, published shortly after his death. Edited by his wife. CBEL, III, p.723

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[PATTISON (Mark).]. Recollections Of Pattison. By the Hon. Lionel A. Tollemache. Reprinted with additions from the "Journal of Education" for June 1885. Printed, for Private Circulation, by C.F. Hodgson & Son, 1885. Blank before title-page, and final blank; half-title not called for; reddish-brown buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, and with author's monogram gilt on front cover; end-papers coated black. Near fine copy. Very scarce.

The 'additions' consist chiefly of letters from Pattison.

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PAYN (James). The Backwater of Life Or Essays of a Literary Veteran. With an introduction by Leslie Stephen. With a portrait. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1899. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed conjugate with the final gathering of Stephen's introduction, completing that; pp.xliv+223+[i (blank)]+[iv]; maroon coarse buckram, blocked with Payn's signature gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight fading of cloth on spine and at edges of boards; otherwise a very fine, crisp, copy.

Stephen's introduction occupies pp.ix-xliv. CBEL, III, p.502

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PEACOCK (Edward, F.S.A.). The Army lists of the roundheads And cavaliers, Containing the names of the oficers in The royal and parliamentary Armies of 1642. Edited by Edward Peacock, F.S.A. John Camden Hotten, [151,] Piccadilly, 1863. Pott 4to; two binder's blanks before half-title, two at end; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; publisher's quarter black morocco faced basil, light cerise boards, ruled and lettered gilt up spine; t.e.g., lower-edges uncut; oil-marbled end-papers. Slight wear to basil at top of spine; small ink mark on front board; otherwise a fine copy.

Tipped in between the two front binder's blanks is an A.L.S. from Peacock dated June 20. 1864, c.450 words, discussing an error in the book pointed out by his correspondent, and the sources of it, providing a list of errata in the volume, etc. This copy, purchased by us from the publisher's files, was no doubt acquired by them with a view to making corrections in any future edition. Printed on hand-made paper by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press. One of Hotten's more esoteric productions, and presumably produced in quite a small edition. The advertisements list other books of a somewhat similar nature (as well as a number of scrolls), some of them in editions as small as only fifty copies.

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PEACOCK (Thomas Love). The Works of Thomas Love Peacock, Including hid Novels, Poems, Fugitive Pieces, Criticisms, etc. with a Preface By the Right Hon. Lord Houghton, a Biographical Notice by his Grand-Daughter, Edith Nicolls, And Portrait. Edited by Henry Cole, C.B. in Three Volumes. Richard Bentley and Son, 1875. Half-titles in volumes two and three, not called for in volume one; autotype frontispiece portrait (from a photograph) in volume one, with tissue guard; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; errata at end of volume three; diagonally-fine-ribbed brown cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked and lettered black on front cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale yellow end-papers. Slight wear to spines; two end-papers a little damp-stained; slight foxing of prelims; small neat name on upper margin of two title-pages; otherwise a fine copy.

The third volume contains much material by Peacock here either first published or first collected; the first appearance also of this memoir and Preface.

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PEELE (George). Merrie Conceited Iests Of George Peele gen-Tleman, sometimes stv-Dent in Oxford. Wherein is shewed the course of his life, How he liued: a man very well knowne in The City of London, and elsewhere. Printed for Henry Bell, dwelling in the Litle Old Baily in Eliots Court, N.D. [1627, Reprinted for S.W. Singer, 13, St. James's Street; And R. Triphook, 37, St. James's Street, 1809]. F'cap 4to; original plain drab wrappers. Wrappers worn and chipped on spine; end-papers and lower corner of title-page lightly damp-stained; the text in general nice.

A type facsimile reprint of New STC 19544. The book was originally published in 1607.

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PENNELL (Joseph) and PENNELL (Elizabeth Robins). Play in Provence: Being a series of sketches Written and drawn by Joseph Pennell And Elizabeth Robins Pennell. T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster square, 1892. Lge.12mo, printed in half sheets on super-calendered paper; blank before half-title; frontispiece on text-paper, vignette on title-page, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; final leaf bearing tail-piece on recto, blank on verso; mottled pale yellow and cream glazed linen, ruled and blocked brown, lettered and blocked scarlet, on front cover, blocked brown on back cover and spine, blocked and lettered scarlet on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; text-paper end-papers. Very slight darkening of spine; otherwise a near-fine copy.



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PEPPER (Captain [Capsicum Cayenne]). France daguerrotyped; Or, The War Fever. London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1842. 12mo; half-title not called for; vignette on title-page, and numerous illustrations by Gavarni, Daumier, and others in text; pp.iv+295+[i (blank)]; early scarlet moiré diagonally ribbed binder's cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine; sprinkled edges. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine; blank corner torn from one leaf; short tear in blank corner of one leaf repaired; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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PHILLPOTTS (Eden). In sugar-cane land. McClure and Co., 33 Bedford Street, W.C., N.D. [1893]. Integral advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; end-papers printed florally in green. Slight wear to covers; prelims. and last half-dozen leaves very lightly foxed; end-papers a little cracking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy from A.C. B[enson] to W[illiam] H[enry] Besant, so inscribed on the front end-paper. W.H. Besant, the eldest brother of Sir Walter, was a noted mathematician. A volume of travel.

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POE (Edgar Allan). The works Of Edgar Allan Poe Including the Choicest of his critical essays. With a study of his life and writings From the French of Charles Baudelaire. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, N.D. [December, 1873]. Cr.8vo, wire stitched; mezzotint portrait frontispiece with tissue guard and one engraved facsimile; vignette title-page; pp.[2]+viii+676; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated August, 1879; diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with Poe's signature gilt on front cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Slight wear to cloth of spine; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.

Originally published by John Camden Hotten in December 1872, shortly before his death, the book was taken over by Chatto & Windus when they purchased his business to set up in publishing for themselves, and re-issued by them in the December 1873 with a new title-page reading as above. The present copy is of a later issue, as is evidenced by the advertisements. The first leaf of the prelims. in this copy would appear to be a single inset. Includes an introduction by Hotten dated 26 Oct, 1872, in which he mentions several plates not present in this issue and also claims that several of the pieces included are here first published in England. Includes sections headed Miscellaneous Poems, Poems Written in Youth, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Humorous Tales and Sketches, and Critical Essays - the last including essays on Elizabeth Barrett Barrett (Mrs. Browning), R.H. Horne, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Charles Lever, Charles Dickens, etc., as well as the well known essays on The Poetic Principle, and The Philosophy of Composition. Baudelaire's essay was translated for this edition by H. Curwen. Blanck, 16219

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PRAED (Winthrop Mackworth). Essays. Collected and arranged by Sir George Young, Bart., M.A. With an introduction by Henry Morley Ll.D., Professor of English literature at University College, London. George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, Glasgow and New York, 1887. Double sm.cr.16mo; series title precedes specific title; half-title not called for; publisher's 8pp. integral Catalogue at end; pp.279+[i (blank)]+[8]; cerise buckram, lettered within ruled box, gilt, on spine. Gilt slightly dull, and covers lightly marked, but a very nice copy, nonetheless.

Issued upon first publication as a volume of ‘Morley's Universal Library'. The first (and apparently only) collection of Praed's prose writings; edited by his nephew. CBEL, III, p.248. Unlike many volumes in this series, printed upon good quality paper.

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PROCTER (Ellen A.). A brief memoir Of Christina G. Rossetti. With a preface by W.M. Rossetti. S.P.C.K., Northumberland Avenue, W.C., 1895. Sm.f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; steel blue buckram, ruled and lettered white on front cover. Very slight darkening of covers, but a nice copy.



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PUSEY (E.B., D.D.). The Church of England a portion of Christ's One Holy Catholic Church, And a means of restoring visible unity. An eirenicon, In a Letter To The author of "The Christian Year." Sold by John Henry and James Parker, Oxford, and 377, Strand, London; And Rivingtons, London, Oxford, and Cambridge, 1865. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; 3pp. integral advertisements at end; a.e. uncut. Disbound; text in general nice.

Pp.[xii (numbered to xi, the last page being blank)+[3]-409+[iii], the first gathering of text, following the prelims., consisting of seven leaves. This appears to be correct, however, the first leaf of this gathering having been cancelled and replaced by a two leaf gathering, ‘a', in order to accommodate the Index to the Postscript. Parts II and III of ‘An Eirenicon' were published in 1869 and 1870.

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QUAKERS. ANONYMOUS. A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay. Printed and sold by W. Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street, 1802. F'cap 8vo; blank precedes title-page; half-title not called for; quarter white paper, pink board sides; a.e. uncut. Spine chipped and worn, particularly over front joint; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise internally a nice copy.



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QUAKERS/PHOTOGRAPHY. ANONYMOUS. Gathered Fragments: Briefly illustrative Of the life of George Dillwyn, Of Burlington, West New Jersey, North America. Alfred W. Bennett, 5, Bishopsgate Without, 1858. Lge.post 8vo, printed in half-sheets; blank before half-title; photographic frontispiece laid on to verso of half-title within printed, captioned, frame; one other photographic illustration, similarly treated, but laid on to leaf with blank recto; both photographs with tissue guards; publisher's dark blue ecclesiastical morocco faced basil, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e.g.; glazed marbled end-papers. One or two fox-spots in text; small marks on margins of one or two leaves due to an original printing fault; very slight wear to basil at head of spine; otherwise a fine copy. Rare.

Printed at Ipswich, Suffolk, by J.M. Burton and Co. on thick cream vellum paper: a very handsome volume of unusual design, and an early example of the use of photographs for illustration, though the value of this is somewhat limited by the fact that the scenes represented were first drawn, the photographs being of the resultant sketches. The photographs are signed "R.D.A., Ipswich", the drawings being by J. Collins. In the present copy the photographic prints are unusually dark and clear, displaying far more detail than has been the case in other copies of this book that we have seen. Gernsheim, 81; Sabin, 20180.

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RALEIGH (Walter). Robert Louis Stevenson. Edward Arnold, Publisher to the India Office, London: 37 Bedford Street / New York, 70 Fifth Avenue, 1895. Pp.79+[i (blank)]; pale fawn art-linen, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, blocked chocolate, on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight wear to head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

‘The greater part of this essay was given as a lecture at the Royal Institution on the 17th of May 1895.' A pleasant art-nouveau binding.

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REACH (Angus B.). The Natural History Of "Bores." By Angus B. Reach. Illustrated by H.G. Hine[.] London: Kent & Co. (late Bogue), Fleet Street, N.D. [c. 1859]. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece, vignette title-page and numerous illustrations in text; pp.112; glazed orange-coated paper wrappers, printed on back and inside wrappers with commercial advertisements (‘M. Herring's Patent Magnetic Brushes', ‘Keating's cough lozenges', and ‘Savaresse Patent flexible capsules' on inside front wrapper, ‘Philips & Company, tea merchants' on inside back wrapper (both black on white), and ‘Dental surgery' (black on glazed orange) on back wrapper. BOUND WITH: REACH (Angus B.). The natural history Of Humbugs. By Angus B. Reach. Illustrated by A. Henning. London: Kent & Co. (late D. Bogue), 86, Fleet Street, N.D. [c. 1859]. Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; final blank; half-title not called for; integral frontispiece, vignette title-page and numerous illustrations in text; pp.126+[ii]; glazed orange-coated paper wrappers, printed on back and inside wrappers with commercial advertisements (‘M. Herring's Patent Magnetic Brushes', ‘Keating's cough lozenges', and ‘Savaresse Patent flexible capsules' on inside front wrapper, ‘Philips & Company, tea merchants' on inside back wrapper (both black on white), and ‘Heal and Sons New illustrated catalogue' (black on glazed orange) on back wrapper. BOUND WITH: CARLETON (J[ohn]. W[illiam].). The Natural history Of The "hawk" tribe. By J.W. Carleton. Illustrated by A. Henning. No place, no publisher (but probably Kent & Co.), N.D. [c.1859]. Half-title, integral frontispiece, vignette title-page, and Contents leaf (blank on verso) precede start of text; integral advertisement leaf (George Vickers on recto, Houlston and Wright on verso) at end; pp.[xii]+111+[i (blank)]+[ii]; wrappers not present. Three works bound in one volume, half dark green morocco-faced basil, dark green patterned sand-grain cloth sides, spine with four raised bands, lettered gilt in compartment. Rebacked, a little crudely, but preserving the original backstrip; front end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

The first work was originally published by David Bogue in 1847 (not in Wolff or Sadleir); the second by Bogue also, in the same year (Wolff, 6417a), the third by Bogue in 1848 (not in Wolff or Sadleir). Kent took over Bogue's business in 1859. The Carleton title is definitely scarce, COPAC recording only the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, and V. & A. copies of the first edition, and only the British Library copy of this edition. The others are scarce with the original wrappers. Angus B. Reach is best remembered now for his Gothic detective novel "The Book with the Iron Clasps".

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READE (Compton). A record of the Redes Of Barton Court, Berks; With a short precis of other lines of the name. (To which is added an Account of the Reades of Rossenarra by R. Reade Macmullen, Esq.). Hereford: Jakeman and Carver, High Town, 1899. Cr.4to (but gathering ‘13' double cr.8vo); half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; title-page printed in red and black; pp.[vi]+148; white buckram ruled black, lettered gilt, with scarlet calf onlay blocked in gilt, on front cover, lettered gilt up spine. Slight marking of covers, otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Subscription copy belonging to Andrew Chatto, and purchased by us from Chatto & Windus. The front end-paper bears a pencilled note, presumably in Chatto's hand, recording the payment of £5 for the block of Charles Reade's portrait facing p.87. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.40, 53, 87, and 116.

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REDDING (Cyrus). Past celebrities Whom I have known. In two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, 10, King William Street, Charing Cross, 1866. 2 Vols.; tipped in leaf of Corrigenda to that volume follows Contents in each volume; half-title present in volume one, not called for in volume two; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end of volume one; pp.[viii]+[ii]+347+[i (blank)]; [iv]+[ii]+324; brown sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spines, and gilt a little rubbed at head of volume one; small ink splash on front cover of volume two; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Lively and interesting personal recollections by a journalist and editor. Celebrities recalled include George Canning, J.W.M. Turner, William Hazlitt, Talma, Augustus William Schlegel, William Beckford, Daniel O'Connell, Richard Lalor Sheil, Richard Cobden, Madame de Stael Holstein, John Clare, Mentelli, Horace Smith, Cuvier, Benjamin Robert Hayden, Adam Czartoryski, etc.

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REID ([Captain Thomas] Mayne). Mayne Reid: A memoir of his life. By Elizabeth Reid, His widow. Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, 1890. Engraved frontispiece, and one plate; final blank; pp.[viii]+277+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; chocolate fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally in grey. Nice copy. Scarce.

Compiled and edited, rather than written, by Elizabeth Reid: almost the whole book consisting of unpublished journals, letters, and other ms. material, including the autobiographical ‘Mexican War Memories' he was working on at the time of his death. Included also is his account of his frienship with Edgar Allan Poe, at whose house in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, he was a familiar visitor between 1844 and 1846. Apparently Charlotte Yonge's copy, the upper margin of the half-title bearing her surname (only) in what is certainly her hand. In this copy p.221, l.1 lacks the hyphen at the end of the line: state or issue significance, if any, undetermined.

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RENAN (Ernest, Membre de l'institut). Les apotres. Paris: Michel Levy Freres, libraires editeurs, Rue Vivienne, 2 bis, et boulevard des Italiens, 15, A la librairie nouvelle, 1866. Tous droits reserves. Demy 8vo; half-title not present; Table Des matieres leaf at end, included in the pagination; pp.[2]+LXIV+388; bound up in half brown calf ruled and lettered gilt on spine, brown cloth sides, a.e. sprinkled brown; drab faced end-papers. Slight general wear to covers and front board detached; internally fine.



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[RHYS (Ernest).]. Souvenir: Much Ado About Nothing. St. James's Theatre, 1898. Designed Edited & Published For Mr George Alexander By The West-End Review, 3, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, N.D. [1898]. Lge.f'cap 8vo; printed throughout in red and black; half-title not called for; photogravure frontispiece after an ink drawing by Herbert Railton precedes fly-title; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[40]; parchment wrappers, printed on front and back panels in gilt, French folded over plain white boards. Wrappers dusty, chipped at head and tail of spine, and a little fragile; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes two essays: pp.5-16 being occupied by ‘Much Ado About Nothing: An Introduction to the Play' by Ernest Rhys; the remainder by ‘The Play on the Stage' by Addison Bright.

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RICHARDS (Richard). Miscellaneous poems; And Pen-and-Ink Sketches, Chiefly of Welsh scenery and noted places in Carnarvonshire. Also, Selections from the letters of "Welsh Girl," and "Old Mountaineer." By Richard Richards, "North Wales Chronicle" office, Bangor. Bangor: John Kenmuir Douglas, High Street, 1868. Sm.post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.xii+292; seven entry Errata slip printed in red, tipped in at end of text; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Title and last page of text lightly embrowned by contact with end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

The prose papers in particular (especially the ‘Letters' of the ‘Welsh Girl' and the ‘Old Mountaineer') present a graphic picture of Wales before and after the coming of the railways.

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ROBERTS (Morley). The Western avernus Or Toil and travel In Further north america. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1887. Large folding map frontispiece printed in colours; two leaves integral advertisements at end; deep yellow-green diagonal fancy rib weave cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Slight spine roll, and very slight wear to cloth of spine; slip cut from upper margin of title-leaf (v. note); map strengthened on verso, at folds; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page, the inscription having been cut away, with the exception of the word ‘friend' and Roberts' signature. Texas, Iowa and Minnesota, Manitoba and the Rockies, the Golden Range and the Shushwap Lakes, Vancouver Island and Victoria, Oregon, San Francisco, etc.

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ROBINSON (A. Mary F.). Margaret of Angouleme, Queen of Navarre. W.H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place, S.W., 1886. Series/half-title precedes title-leaf; pp.[xii]+229+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue on smaller paper at end; dark yellow-green smooth cloth lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale lemon. A fine copy.

Issued as the fourteenth title in the ‘Eminent Women Series'. Later issue, the catalogue noting the publication of five further titles in the series, and bearing reviews of three of them.

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ROGERS (Samuel). Recollections. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1859. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; horizontally fine dotted line ribbed red cloth, paper spine label; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Paper label darkened and slightly chipped; otherwise nice.

A posthumous work, prepared for publication by the author, and not to be confused with ‘Recollections of the Table Talk' by Dyce.

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ROSCOE (Thomas, Esq.). The Life and writings Of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. With Literary and Historical Illustrations From Authentic documents supplied by Spanish biographers, And other editors of his works. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside, 1839. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece by Dean after Selma; pp.[xii]+412; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Bound up without half-title; mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in ‘The Family Library'. This title omitted from the listing of Roscoe's works in CBEL.

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ROSS (Frederick, F.R.H.S.). Yorkshire Family Romance. Hull: William Andrews & Co., The Hull Press; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., 1891. Demy 8vo; half-title a single inset leaf; wood-engraved frontispiece printed in sepia with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi+254+[ii]; publisher's quarter navy blue basil, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine, violet crackle grain cloth sides, ruled gilt; t.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. Backstrip almost wholly lacking, sides a little worn, and detached; text very nice.

Nineteen heavily researched stories from the ancient minor history of Yorkshire: ‘The Synod of Streoneshalh', ‘The Doomed Heir of Osmotherley', ‘Eadwine, the Royal Martyr', ‘The Murderer's Bride', ‘The Felons of Ilkley', ‘The Ingilby Boar's Head', ‘The Eland Tragedy', etc.

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ROSSETTI (William Michael). Swinburne's Poems and Ballads. A criticism. John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1866. F'cap 8vo; publisher's 16pp. text-paper catalogue at end (paginated 10+6), advertising the present volume for ‘This day'; pp.80; vertically fine ribbed bright green cloth, lettered (and dated ‘1866' at foot), with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated lemon. Slight bubbling of cloth on front cover; inscription erased from upper margin of title-page leaving slight thinning; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The first book on Swinburne, provoked by the withdrawal by Moxon of ‘Poems and Ballads' after the outraged criticism it provoked. Hotten, Swinburne's new publisher, put up the present volume uniform in style with the original editions of swinburne's earlier books. Rossetti's own first book. Wise, p.264; Fredeman, 62.13

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ROSSETTI (William Michael). Fine art, Chiefly re-printed, with revisions. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1867. Two entry Errata leaf follows Contents; pp.xx+[ii]+392; light pinkish-red smooth cloth horizontally streaked darker red, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers faced black; binder's ticket of Burn (Ball, 20A) on back pastedown. Slight bubbling to cloth of sides, and minute nick to cloth at head of spine (2mm); neat ink ownership inscription of Vernon Lushington dated ‘28 June, 1867' on half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.

William Michael Rosetti's second book, following the short essay on Swinburne dating from the previous year. The covers were almost certainly designed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (v. Ball, pp.160-1), that to the front cover consisting of three small roundels each containing the elaborate Macmillan Celtic cross device, depending by ruled ribbons from two horizontal rules, a third horizontal rule extending beneath the lower roundel which is lettered to either side, with the words ‘Macmillans' and ‘London', the latter being extended by an elaborate but tiny balancing type ornament, and the whole linked together by two vertical rules, one at each edge of the cover. Essays include ‘Style, Subject-Matter, and Successes in Art', ‘The Externals of Sacred Art', ‘The Epochs of Art as represented in the Crystal Palace', ‘The International Exhibitions of Art: Paris, 1855; London, 1862', ‘Præraphaelitism', ‘Critiques on Contemporary Painters and Designers' (‘Madox Brown', ‘Millais', ‘Holman Hunt', ‘Maclise', ‘Leighton', ‘Frith', and ‘Whistler'), Humouristic Designers (‘Cruikshank', ‘Leech', ‘Doyle'), ‘Turner's Life and Genius', ‘Mr. Palgrave and Unprofessional Criticisms on Art', ‘British Sculpture, its Position and Prospects', and ‘Japanese Woodcuts'. NCBEL, 3:1399

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). The collected works. Edited With preface and notes By William M Rossetti. In two volumes. Volume I Poems Prose-tales and literary papers [Volume II Translations Prose-notices of fine art]. Ellis and Scrutton, 1886. 2 Vols.; pp.[xliv]+528; xl+521+[iii (blank)]; very dark green buckram, elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rules gilt on spine, after a design by Rossetti; a.e. uncut; light blue end-papers printed in dark blue after a design by Rossetti. Neat ownership inscription, dated 1887, on upper margin of one half title; light foxing of edges; first and last few leaves foxed in volume two; otherwise a nice set.

A variant binding with the imprints on the spines of both volumes placed erroneously c.6mm from the extreme tail (and c.28mm from the base of the gilt panel). It should have been set immediately beneath the gilt panel (1mm from its base), as in the usual issue. Both bindings appear to have been issued simultaneously. In both volumes the lower of the two small floral panels on the front cover has been the subject of some indecision, the brass having originally been cut with ten horizontal rows of circlets, as in the upper panel, an eleventh having been added later at the base. On the back cover the brass has been cut originally with eleven rows. This would appear to be the case with all copies of both issues, and is not a point. The first collected edition of Rossetti's Works, published four years after his death. It is important for including a good deal of material more or less new: the ‘Notices of Fine Art', occupying pp.473-513 in Volume II, and eight of the poems in Volume I are here first collected, and a further twenty-three poems are here first published; whilst W.M. Rossetti's lengthy biographical Preface and his Notes here first appear.

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). The collected works. Edited With preface and notes By William M Rossetti. In two volumes. Volume I Poems Prose-tales and literary papers [Volume II Translations Prose-notices of fine art]. Ellis and Scrutton, 1886. 2 Vols.; pp.[xliv]+528; xl+521+[iii (blank)]; very dark green buckram, elaborately blocked gilt on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rules gilt on spine, after a design by Rossetti; a.e. uncut; light blue end-papers printed in dark blue after a design by Rossetti. Slight wear to edges of boards; neat ownership inscription, dated 1887, on upper margin of one half title; Slight foxing, heavy on the half-title and title leaves in volume one; otherwise a nice set.

A variant binding with the imprints on the spines of both volumes placed correctly immediately beneath the gilt panel (1mm from its base). Another issue exists in which it is set erroneously c.6mm from the extreme tail (and c.28mm from the base of the gilt panel). Both bindings appear to have been issued simultaneously. In both volumes the lower of the two small floral panels on the front cover has been the subject of some indecision, the brass having originally been cut with ten horizontal rows of circlets, as in the upper panel, an eleventh having been added later at the base. On the back cover the brass has been cut originally with eleven rows. This would appear to be the case with all copies of both issues, and is not a point. The first collected edition of Rossetti's Works, published four years after his death. It is important for including a good deal of material more or less new: the ‘Notices of Fine Art', occupying pp.473-513 in Volume II, and eight of the poems in Volume I are here first collected, and a further twenty-three poems are here first published; whilst W.M. Rossetti's lengthy biographical Preface and his Notes here first appear.

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ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel). His family-letters, With a memoir By William Michael Rossetti. Ellis and Elvey, 1895. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; blank precedes half-title in volume one; 4pp. facsimile on smaller paper, printed in olive, tipped into volume two; each volume with frontispiece with tissue guard, and four plates; leaf of errata tipped in before start of text; leaf of publisher's advertisements tipped in at end; pp.[xxxiv]+440+[ii]; [x]+436+[ii]; diagonally fine-ribbed dark blue-grey cloth, blocked with Rossetti's monogram in gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Spines a little dull and cloth worn slightly at extreme heads and tails, and over front joint in one volume; otherwise near-fine.

The first volume contains the Memoir, together with letters to D.G. Rossetti from other correspondents, such as Ruskin, Coventry Patmore, and Leigh Hunt; volume two contains the family letters.

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ROSSETTI (William Michael). A Memoir of Shelley (With a fresh preface). Printed for the Shelley Society By Richard Clay & Sons, Bread Street Hill, 1886. Engraved portrait frontispiece, and one plate, with tissue guards; final blank; pale blue-green boards printed in black, the back board bearing Society advertisements; a.e. uncut. Covers a little marked; front end-papers slightly cracking; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued to members only as No.2 of the Fourth Series of The Shelley Society's Publications (the covers bearing the legend ‘NOT FOR SALE'). Written originally in 1869 as an introduction to an edition of Shelley's poems, and revised for a new edition in 1878, it is here further revised and extended. The first separate edition, and the first appearance of the preface, revisions, etc.

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ROSSETTI (William Michael). Life Of John Keats. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1887. F'cap 8vo; wire-stitched; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey buckram lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; spine very slightly faded; first and last few leaves and end-papers foxed; otherwise fine, unopened.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series under the general editorship of Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson. Presumably an early reprint, the advertisements recording this and two later of the monthly volumes with reviews, six further volumes as issued, and the ‘Life of Congreve' by Gosse as "Ready July 25th."

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ROSSETTI (William Michael). Dante Gabriel Rossetti As Designer and writer. Notes by William Michael Rossetti, Including A prose paraphrase of The House of Life. Cassell & Company, Limited: 1889. Portrait frontispiece from a photograph by Lewis Carroll, with tissue guard; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end dated 5 G. 11.89, 8pp. dated 5 B. 11.89; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated black. In general a very nice copy.



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ROWLEY (The Hon. Hugh). Sage stuffing For Green goslings; Or, Saws for the goose and saws for the gander, With one hundred and twenty illustrations by the author. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel. George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, 1872. Double sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled strawberry morocco cloth, back cover blocked with publisher's monogram device, and ruled, in blind, front cover and spine blocked and lettered black and gilt; a.e.g.; buff coated end-papers. Covers a little used; otherwise a nice copy.

By the author of ‘Puniana'. Presentation copy from one of the engravers, inscribed on the front end-paper in an elaborate script: "To J.K. Knight Esqr. With the sincere regards of his friend Tom Dalziel Jany. 1872."

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RUSKIN (John). The Seven lamps Of Architecture. With illustrations, drawn and etched by the author. Smith, Elder, and Co., 65. [sic] Cornhill, 1849. Imp.8vo; fourteen plates with thin paper guards; final leaf integral advertisements, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated March, 1854; publisher's rich brown straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled blind, embossed with design and lettering on sides and spine; t.e.g., others rough trimmed; pale lemon coated end-papers. Covers worn, but in general nice.

An interesting copy, despite its faults, being not in fact the first edition, but an unacknowledged reprint, unknown to Wise, and dating from the latter part of 1854, a fact that is evidenced by the integral advertisement leaf, which printed on one side only, and headed ‘Mr. Ruskin's New Works', carries a notice of ‘The Opening of the Crystal Palace', published on July 22nd of that year. This copy bears the imprint A. and G.A. Spottiswoode on the verso of the half-title and p.[206], as in the acknowledged second edition of 1855, but the illustrations are from the original plates, etched by Ruskin, as in the first edition, though with the addition of the publisher's imprint at the foot, as with the re-etched (and in one case re-drawn) plates of 1855. Since the acknowledged second edition was printed within a few months of this, we hypothesise that the present impression was probably rather small, the printing having first been delayed in order that the plates might be re-etched, as they were somewhat worn, and then finally abandoned when Ruskin decided to add a further Preface and to make a few minor revisions to the text, enough copies only being produced to allow the book to remain in print in the interim.

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). Modern painters. Volume I [II; III; IV; V]. Containing Parts I. and II [Part III. Sections 1. and 2. Of the Imaginative and Theoretic Faculties; Part IV. Of Many Things; Part V. Of Mountain Beauty; Parts VI. Of Leaf Beauty. - VII. Of Cloud Beauty. VIII. Of Ideas of Relation. 1. of invention formal. IX. Of Ideas of Relation. 2. of invention spiritual]. By a graduate of Oxford. [So also Vol. II; Vols. III, IV, and V: By John Ruskin, M.A]. Third edition [So Vol. I. only: others first edition (not stated)]. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, [So Vols. I, II, and V; full stop in Vols. III and IV] Cornhill., 1846 [1846; 1856; 1856; 1860]. 5 Vols., complete, imp.8vo, volumes one and two in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's 32pp. catalogue, on text paper, dated ‘July, 1846', at end of volume one; 12ll. Errata on verso of last leaf of Addenda, followed by integral advertisement leaf advertising ‘A New Edition' (the third) of volume one as ‘Nearly ready', at end of volume two; volume three with engraved frontispiece and fifteen, plates, one dual colour etched plate, and one fine chromolithograph, all with tissue guards; volume four with steel-engraved frontispiece, after Turner, and thirty-four plates (four in monochrome), mostly after Turner or Ruskin, all with tissue guards; volume five with steel-engraved frontispiece and thirty-three plates (one in monochrome), mostly after Turner or Ruskin, and eight wood-engraved plates, all with tissue guards; two line Errata on verso of List of plates; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated June, 1860; vertically ribbed grass green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; volumes one and two with end-papers coated pale yellow, volumes three, four, and five with end-papers coated brownish salmon. Some restorations to cloth of spines, mostly at head and tail bands; some patchy fading of cloth, and all spines faded; a few plates lightly foxed, mostly on backs, and three or four with light damp-staining; otherwise, and in general, a nice set.

First imperial 8vo edition of volume one, preceded by two editions in lge.cr.8vo format, the text for this edition being heavily altered and revised; first edition of the remaining volumes, but volume three being without the inserted January, 1856 Catalogue present in some copies. Wise, 266, 271, 280, 282, and 284. PRESENTATION COPY of volume three, with the author's signed holograph inscription on the upper margin of the title-page: "George Richardson / With the sincere love of his cousin, John Ruskin / 29th October 1866". In this copy, in addition to the listed Errata in volume two, the following further errata have been noted in pencil: p.88, l.28, for ‘is it' read ‘in it'; p.99, l.9, for ‘perception' read ‘perfection'; p.107, l.23, for ‘detest' read ‘detect', p.141, l.5, for ‘so' read ‘to'; p.154, l.21, for ‘designs' read ‘deigns'; p.187, l.18, for ‘sister, Faculty' read ‘sister Faculty'; p.187, l.33, for ‘right' read ‘sight'; p.204, l.12, after ‘such' insert ‘as'; and p.210. l.4, after ‘character' insert a comma.

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). Modern painters. Volume I [II]. Containing Parts I. and II [Part III. Sections 1. and 2. Of the Imaginative and Theoretic Faculties]. By a graduate of Oxford. Fourth edition [Second edition]. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1848. 2 Vols., imp.8vo in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's 16pp. catalogue, on text paper, dated ‘Season, 1847-8', at end of volume one; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by tipped in slip advertising ‘The Stones of Venice', and 16pp. inserted catalogue dated December 1849, at end of volume two; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Vol. one rebacked, preserving the original backstrip, the end-papers strengthened at joints with matching paper, the half-title laid down, and the title-page tissued on verso; cloth of volume two chipped at headband; cloth of both volumes more or less faded towards fore-edges; otherwise nice.

Fourth edition of Vol.I, for which "a few trifling" alterations were made in the text: Wise, 267; second edition of Vol.II, including considerable alterations and revisions: Wise, 272.

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RUSKIN (John). The Stones of Venice. Volume the second. The Sea-Stories. With illustrations drawn by the author. Smith, Elder, and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1853. One volume in two, as issued, sm.imp.8vo; half-title not called for in first part; author's Advertisement leaf, Contents leaf, and leaf bearing List of Plates, follow title page; eleven steel engraved plates, two being hand-coloured over a coloured lithographic ground, all with thin paper guards; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated June, 1853; prelims. not called for in part two; nine steel engraved plates, and one inserted engraving on wood; integral advertisement leaf at end; numerous wood engravings in text throughout both parts; vertically ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated light brown. In general a nice copy.

Published separately. Wise, 293, describes the regular issue in one volume, adding in a footnote: "A few copies . . . were issued in two parts". These were presumably intended for the use of the more grasping kind of circulating library, and consequently are seldom found today, having for the most part been read to bits, and, eventually, rebound. Wise is in error in describing the advertisement leaf at the end of part two as ‘inserted'. It is conjugate with CC1.

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RUSKIN (John). Lectures On Architecture and painting, Delivered at Edinburgh In November, 1853. With illustrations drawn by the author. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65.[sic] Cornhill, 1854. Frontispiece and one plate with folding slip, and thirteen other plates, with tissue guards; 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated April 1854; horizontally ribbed moiré brown cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated brownish salmon. A nice copy.

Apart from the frontispiece, the plates are bound in at the end. Wise, 31.

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RUSKIN (John). Giotto And his works in Padua: Being An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel. Printed for The Arundel Society, 1854 [i.e., 1853-54-60]. Three parts, numbered on the wrappers only, roy.8vo, printed in half-sheets; part one with half-title, title-page (reading as above), and two illustrations on text-paper; part two with one illustration on text-paper, and integral blank, followed by inserted leaf of Society advertisements at end; part three with inserted Society advertisement slip bound in before first leaf of text; each part with buff wrappers printed in black; a.e. uncut; end-papers present in part two, not called for in parts one and three. Wrappers used, and text foxed; a good set, nonetheless, in the original state, part three being unopened except for the first pair of leaves.

Wise, 30, not mentioning either the integral blank or the end-papers in part two. Part three in this copy is of the correct first printing, having the Robson, Levey, and Franklyn imprint at the foot of the last page of text.

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RUSKIN (John, Esq., A.M.). On the nature of Gothic Architecture: And herein of the True functions of the workman In art. Reprinted from the Sixth Chapter of the Second Volume of Mr. Ruskin's "Stones of Venice," by the kind permission of the Author And his Publishers. London: Published by Smith, Elder, & Co., 65, Cornhill; And sold by all booksellers, 1854. (Price Sixpence.) F'cap 8vo format, folding frontispiece precedes half-title; pp.[ii]+50, sewn as a single gathering into thin pale-pink paper wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, the inside front wrapper blank, the inside and outside back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Wrappers chipped insignificantly at edges, and small burn-hole in blank portion of front wrapper; wrappers slightly dusty, and light dusting to a few small corners; two pages with unobtrusive ink notes to margins and associated scoring in text; otherwise and in general, however, a very nice copy of a scarce ephemeral item difficult to find now in any original state.

Despite the statement on the title-page, some text is also reprinted from the third volume of ‘The Stones of Venice'. According to a note printed on the verso of the half-title, the pamphlet was published in aid of ‘the Working Men's College, 31, Red Lion Square, London'.

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). The Political economy Of Art: Being the substance (with additions) of two Lectures Delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1857. Double f'cap 16mo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+248; light olive-green glazed cotton, ruled, blocked, and lettered black after the manner of printed ‘series' boards, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements; pale-yellow coated end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black. Slight bubbling of cloth, and spine a trifle faded; neat early ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; small lightly embrowned patch on title-page, where slip of paper has at some point been laid on to the back of the front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. A delicate cloth binding, difficult now to find in good condition.

Wise, 71. Issued as a volume of ‘Smith, Elder and Co.'s New Cheap Series of Original and Standard Works'.

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RUSKIN (John). The Elements of perspective Arranged for the use of schools And intended to be read in connexion with the First three books of Euclid. Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, 1859. Blank before half-title; diagrams on text-paper; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+144; 24pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated November, 1859; ripple grain dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very good copy.

Wise, 94. The first issue, with the publisher's imprint at foot of spine. Wise's assumption that the earliest copies have this imprint seems confirmed by an inscription on the front blank in this copy dated "Xmas 1859". The book was issued on November 17th.

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RUSKIN (John). The Elements of perspective Arranged for the use of schools And intended to be read in connexion with the First three books of Euclid. Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill, 1859. Blank before half-title; diagrams on text-paper; pp.[ii]+[xiv]+144; ripple grain dark green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Extremely fine, entirely unopened, copy. Rare thus.

Wise, 94. The second issue, without the publisher's imprint at foot of spine, and without a publisher's inserted catalogue. The book was issued on November 17th.

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