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

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). The ethics of the dust: Ten lectures To Little housewives On The elements of crystallisation. Smith, Elder, & Co., 65 Cornhill, 1866 [i.e., 1865]. Brown buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black on spine, black and gilt on front cover, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; pressure crease in back cover; some light foxing of prelims; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Wise, 119.

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). The ethics of the dust: Ten lectures To Little housewives On The elements of crystallisation. Smith, Elder, & Co., 65 Cornhill, 1866 [i.e., 1865]. Brown buckram, ruled blind on back cover, black on spine, black and gilt on front cover, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark grey- green. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; neat ownership inscription on half-title; very slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Wise, 119.

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RUSKIN (John, LL.D.). The Queen of the air: Being A study of the Greek myths Of Cloud and storm. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1869. Half-title not called for; bevelled green patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, ruled black, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated brown. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and cloth a little bubbled on sides; slight foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, 143. This first edition may have been fairly small, since a second was called for within two months.

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RUSKIN (John, M.A.). Lectures on art Delivered before the University of Oxford In hilary term, 1870. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1870. Demy 8vo; two line errata slip tipped in before fly-title to Lecture I.; integral advertisement leaf, followed by 12pp. inserted catalogue at end dated January, 1871; bright magenta buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated very dark green. A near-fine copy.

Wise, 151, failing to note that the catalogue is inserted.

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RUSKIN (John, LL.D). Fors Clavigera. Letters To the workmen and labourers Of Great Britain. Letter the 93rd. (Ninth of new series.) Christmas, 1883. Invocation. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; small vignette headpiece by Kate Greenaway; final blank; pp.[ii]+215-230+[ii]; light buff wrappers printed in black outside; issued without end-papers. Title leaf and blank foxed, back wrapper slightly so; disbound from a larger volume, with consequent extra holes for additional sewing; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise, I, p.183, and note. Wise gives an inadequate collation, omitting the blank. The back wrapper bears a note by Ruskin not otherwise included. The separate letters are nowadays rather scarce.

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RUSKIN (John, LL.D). Fors Clavigera. Letters To the workmen and labourers Of Great Britain. Letter the 94th. (Tenth of new series.) March, 1884. Retrospect. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; title leaf a single inset; small vignette headpiece, and large tailpiece, by Kate Greenaway; pp.[ii]+231-250; light buff wrappers printed in black outside; issued without end-papers. Title leaf and front wrapper lightly foxed; disbound from a larger volume, with consequent extra holes for additional sewing; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise, I, p.183, and note. The back wrapper bears a note by Ruskin not otherwise included. The separate letters are nowadays rather scarce.

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RUSKIN (John). Catalogue Of A series of specimens In the British Museum (natural history) Illustrative of the more common forms of Native silica. Arranged and described by John Ruskin, F.G.S., Honorary student of Christ Church, honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, and Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1884. Demy 8vo; pp.viii+[32]; final blank; thin pale cream wrappers, printed black on front wrapper; bound by Zaehnsdorf in quarter blue crushed morocco, cloth sides; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Leather a little worn; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise, 256. One thousand copies were printed.

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RUSKIN (John). "Our fathers have told us." Sketches of The history of Christendom For boys and girls Who have been held at its fonts. Part.I. The Bible of Amiens. George Allen, Orpington, Kent, 1884. Engraved frontispiece after a drawing by the author, and three other plates, with guards, two engraved after drawings by the author, and printed in sepia; large folding plan; leaf of Corrigenda; diagonally fine ribbed blue green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. A nice copy.

Wise, 245. Only Part One was ever published.

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RUSKIN (John). The Pleasures of England. Lectures given in Oxford, By John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D., Honorary student of Christ Church, and honorary fellow of Corpus-Christi College, During his Second tenure of the Slade Professorship. Lecture I. The pleasures of learning. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1884. (So the first lecture; the separate titles to the other three run: The Pleasures of England. Lectures given in Oxford, By John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D., In michaelmas term, 1884. Lecture II. The pleasures of faith. [III. The pleasures of deed.; IV. The pleasures of fancy.] George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1884. [1885, last two lectures]). Double cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; fly-title follows title in each part; publisher's green paper covered boards (over diagonally ribbed light blue cloth), lettered and with short rule, black, on spine; a.e. uncut. Some general wear to covers, and lettering rubbed on spine; otherwise nice.

Wise, 254, records the separate parts, but seems never to have encountered this collected edition of the four lectures in volume form.

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RUSKIN (John). In Montibus Sanctis. Studies of mountain form And of its visible causes Collected and completed Out of ‘Modern Painters.' Part I. [II.] George [Geore] Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1884 [1885]. Double cr.8vo; the two parts bound together in one volume, without the wrappers; half-titles not called for; half natural calf, matching marbled sides and end-papers; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Neat repair to calf at head of spine; slight general wear to covers otherwise; first title-page lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy of one of the less common of the later titles.

Wise, 289, describing the book, erroneously, as ‘Small Quarto', and not recording the misprint on the second title-page - which may or may not prove to be an issue point. The first Part consists of a Preface, a lecture read before the Mineralogical Society on July 24th, 1884, with an added Postscript, all here first published; the second Part of extracts from ‘Modern Painters', with added notes.

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[RUSKIN (John).]. The social problem. Work versus Waste. A paper read before The Ruskin Society of Glasgow, By the Vice-President [William Cassels], On 20th April, 1885. (Revised and extended.) And published at the request of the President and Members. Glasgow: Morison Brothers, 99 Buchanan Street, N.D. [1885]. Demy 8vo format; half-title, with list of Office Bearers on verso, and advertisement leaf with blank verso precede title-page; pp.[iv]+32; bound up without the buff paper wrappers called for by Wise, but with two extra leaves, suggesting that this copy may represent an issue intended for members. BOUND WITH: [---]. John Ruskin: His life and work. Inaugural address Delivered before The Ruskin Society of Glasgow By the President, William Smart. Manchester - Abel Heywood & Son; Glasgow, Porteous Brothers; Wilson & M'Cormick, N.D. [1884]. Demy 8vo format; half-title; pp.[iv]+51+[i (printer's imprint)]. BOUND WITH: [---]. A disciple of Plato: A critical study Of John Ruskin By William Smart, M.A. With a Note by Mr. Ruskin. Glasgow: Wilson & McCormick, Saint Vincent Street, 1883. Demy 8vo; half-title; pp.[iv]+48; bound up without the buff paper wrappers. BOUND WITH: ---. [Drop head:] The Guild of St. George. Master's report [1884]. No place, no publisher, [at end of text:] 1885. Demy 8vo; single inset half-title; bound up without the buff paper wrappers, or the detachable perforated subscription leaf, which in this case has presumably been utilised; pp.[ii]+24. Four works in one volume, bevelled half purple calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, matching oil-marbled sides and end-papers, spine with five raised bands, ruled and tooled blind, lettered gilt; a.e.g. Leather a little rubbed; light pencil annotation of the third work (v. note); otherwise fine.

Presentation copy of the first work, inscribed on the upper margin of the title-page; "To Professor Nichol / with compliments / Wm. Cassels", Professor Nichol being presumably the annotator of ‘A Disciple of Plato'. Cassels is identified as the author of ‘The Social Problem' by the accompanying list of Office-Bearers. The first work is Wise, 677 (he fails to notice the first two preliminary leaves); the third, Wise, 673; and the last, Wise, 175. The second work is not noticed by Wise, though he lists similar addresses given elsewhere.

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[RUSKIN (John).]. Cover title:] The Guild of St. George. Master's report. 1885. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. [1886]. Demy 8vo format, 12pp., sewn as a single gathering, and pasted into very thin pale grey wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper; fly-title precedes start of text; integral perforated subscription leaf at end. Extremely fine copy. Rare.

Wise, 176. The perforated subscription leaf is here preserved intact.

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RUSKIN (John, LL.D., D.C.L., Honorary student of Christ Church, and honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.). On the old road, A collection Of Miscellaneous essays, pamphlets, Etc., Etc., Published 1834-1885. Volume I. - Art [I. - Art. Part II.] [II. Literature, economy, theology, etc.]. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1885. 2 Vols. in 3, as issued, med.8vo; blank before half-title in volume one part two, and volume two; pp.[xii]+400; [ii]+vi+401-812; [ii]+vi+435+[i (blank)]; dark green fine crushed morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges in volume one rough-trimmed, fully trimmed in volume two; end-papers coated yellow. Light foxing of some prelims., otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise, 257. 1,000 copies of the ordinary edition were printed, as well as fifty-five copies on large paper, and one on hand-made paper. Wise fails to mention the blanks. He also describes the binding as ‘mottled-grey paper boards, with white paper back label', uniform with ‘Arrows of the Chace', with which it is cognate. He does not mention the present binding, which is that more generally used on Ruskin's works, but which may nonetheless here be secondary. The volumes, which were edited by A.D.O. Wedderburn, include a good deal of material that is here first collected from periodicals.

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RUSKIN (John, D.C.L., LL.D.). Notes On some of The principal pictures Of Sir John Everett Millais, Exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1886. With a preface and original And Selected criticisms, By John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D. With other comments. William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [1886]. Demy 8vo; pp.xvi+48; light sea-green wrappers printed in black, the inside and back wrappers carrying publisher's and trade advertisements; issued without end-papers. Contemporary name in ink on corner of front wrapper, and corner of back wrapper lightly creased; disbound from a larger volume, and lacking the (blank) backstrip; a little very light foxing; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise, 330.

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RUSKIN (John). The Art of England. Lectures given in Oxford, By John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D., Honorary student of Christ Church, and honorary fellow of Corpus-Christi College, During his Second tenure of the Slade Professorship. Second edition. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1887. Double cr.8vo; blank before half-title; fly-titles to Lectures II. - VI., Appendix, and Index, present; fly title to first Lecture not called for; contemporary half dark blue calf, royal blue cloth sides; a.e.g.; marbled end-papers. Spine faded; calf chipped at head, and generally a little rubbed and peeled; internally a fine copy.

Wise, 252. This copy is complete with the Appendix, of which only 1,000 copies were printed, as against 3,000 copies of the other parts.

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RUSKIN (John). John Ruskin On himself And things in general. Liverpool: At the Office of "Cope's Tobacco Plant.", 1893. Publisher's advertisements for tobacco products, 5pp., integral, at end, 4pp. on text-paper tipped in at front, printed on p.[i] in cerise and black, on p.[iv] in scarlet and black, otherwise in black,; vignette half-title, signed ‘J.W.', printed in cerise and black, with list of ‘Cope's Smoke-Room Booklets' on verso; engraved portrait frontispiece on text-paper, with tissue guard; vignette title-page, signed ‘R.T.', printed in cerise and black; pp.[4]+[viii]+59+[v]; fawn paper wrappers, printed on front and back in red, black, gold, and brown, up spine in black, the inside and back wrappers with publisher's advertisements for tobacco products in black, the inside back wrapper bearing also a full-colour onlay; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Wrappers chipped a little on spine; otherwise a nice unopened copy.

Planned and issued as No.13 in the series ‘Cope's Smoke Room Booklets', though according to the advertisement on the verso of the half-title, which lists the series to No.14, that volume and three of the earlier ones were not at this point ready. The present title was advertised as ‘A guide to the study of "Fors Clavigera", but consists, apart from a 6pp. introduction by Walter Lewin, dated 18th August, 1892, wholly of unauthorized verbatim extracts from Ruskin's works. Ruskin brought an action for breach of copyright, which resulted in the volume being withdrawn, and it is consequently relatively scarce.

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RUSKIN (John). Letters From John Ruskin To William Ward. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. In two volumes. Privately Printed, 1893. Lge.post 8vo, printed in quarter sheets; four blanks before half-title in volume one, two at end; facsimile frontispiece printed on Japanese vellum; one illustration in text; three blanks before half-title in volume two, two at end; final printed leaf in each volume blank except for legend on recto ‘Privately Printed: 1893.'; unsewn, unbound, sheets of the two volumes; a.e. uncut. Fine.

Wise, 1153. Of a total edition of only forty copies, this is one of thirty-three printed on Whatman's hand-made paper. The paper is watermarked 1893. Despite being the publisher of the volume, Wise gives an erroneous description. It in fact collates: [*], [**], a-f, B-I, K-U, X-BB, [***]2; [*], [a]-d, B-I, K-U, X-BB, [**]2, though it is possible the outermost pairs of blanks were intended as end-papers.

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RUSKIN (John, D.C.L., LL.D.). Verona And other lectures. With illustrations From Drawings by the Author. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, And 156, Charing Cross Road, London, 1894. Lge.med.8vo; photolitho frontispiece printed in colours, with tissue guard; ten monochrome plates in photogravure, and one plan, all with tissue guards; pp.[x]+168; dark green fine crushed morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Spine slightly dull; otherwise a nice copy of one of the more difficult Ruskin titles.

Papers written between 1882 and 1885, and here first published. Edited by W.G. C[ollingwood].

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RUSKIN (John). Ruskin on music Edited by A.M. Wakefield. George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington [Kent], And 156 Charing Cross Road, London, 1894. Med.8vo; blank before half-title; final blank; frontispiece printed in gold and colours on thick paper, with tissue guard; quarter vellum, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, brown Hessian sides; t.e.g., others uncut. A near-fine copy. Scarce.

Not in Wise.

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RUSKIN (John). The fountain of Siena. An episode In the life of John Ruskin, L.L.D., By Albert A. Isaacs, M.A. S.W. Partridge & Co., 8 and 9, Paternoster Row, 1900. Sm.cr.8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece; pp.[iv]+52; pale sky-blue boards lettered and with rule dark blue on front cover; end-papers printed florally grey-brown. Slight fading of spine; slight foxing of half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

Thirteen hitherto unpublished letters from Ruskin, with a commentary by the recipient putting them in context.

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RUSSELL (Lord John). An essay On The history Of the English government And Constitution, From the reign of Henry VII. To the present time. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Narrow cr.8vo; half-title not called for; pp.viii+320; contemporary half calf, matching marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Boards holding on one cord each, and calf of spine generally rather used and fragile; otherwise a fine and very tall copy.



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RUSSELL (W. Clark). A Voyage to the Cape. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1886. Half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+360; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated May, 1886 (and not listing this title); diagonally fine ribbed light grey-green cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device very dark green on back cover, blocked very dark green and bright orange-brown on front cover and spine, lettered orange-brown shadowed very dark green on front cover, lettered with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Some fading of spine; slight cracking of end-papers; three leaves of prelims. and last leaf of catalogue foxed; otherwise a nice copy of a scarce title.

Wolff, 6071; Sadleir 3009, recording an 1887 reprint that he mistakes for the first. Sadleir describes the green as blue throughout, which in his copy it may have been.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). A book for the hammock. Chatto and Windus, 1887. Leaf bearing publisher's device, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated April, 1887; flesh coloured buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked blue, black, and white, lettered black, blue, and white-shadowed black on front cover, blocked black and white, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Covers used; front end-papers slightly cracking; ownership inscription (partly crossed through) on half-title page; text otherwise nice.

Nautical essays. An uncommon title.

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RUSSELL (W. Clark). Horatio Nelson And The naval supremacy of England. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 27 West Twenty-third St.: London, 27 King William St., Strand, 1890. Binder's blank and advertisement leaf precede half/series title; full-colour frontispiece with tissue guard, twenty-four black and white plates, and other illustrations on text paper; 4pp. publisher's advertisements followed by binder's blank at end; cerise morocco cloth, pressed out smooth on the sides and spine panels so as to resemble a quarter binding with spine labels, ruled gilt on sides and spine, blocked gilt on spine and front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly faded, otherwise in general a nice copy.

First edition, English issue: printed in New York, but with Sterling advertisements. Issued as a volume in the series ‘Heroes of the Nations' edited by Evelyn Abbott. Warner, Nelson bibliography, p.15, noting that the coloured frontispiece of the Trafalgar Signal is "correct but for flag No.4".

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RYAN (W.P.). Literary London: Its lights & comedies. Leonard Smithers, Royal Arcade London W, 1898. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; acknowledgments leaf at end; pp.168; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.uncut. Nice copy. Scarce.

The suppressed first issue with pp.79-82 integral: Marie Corelli threatened libel action over references to her on pp.80-81, and in later copies cancels were provided omitting the offending matter. By intent, a witty debunking of the writers of the '90s period (by then to be considered a thing of the past): "Old men recall with vivid memory the fierce new intellectual sensation which came with the publication of Swinburne's "Poems and Ballads" or "Songs Before Sunrise." With something of a similar thrill do we of these lonesome latter years re-live that aeon of vehement decadence when Mr. Lane and his literary Lilliputians marched across our stage. ref="LIST1.HTM" target="Starton of Aubrey Bearsdley and Sister Egerton and the Yellow Book! One looks back to it all in the background of history as to a wierd winter when wild and shrieking shapes came down from the desolate hills through the mists, and mocked us through the windows, looking in on our waning study fires, the while unaccountable gray dogs were howling in the distance! O myths, and mists, and marvels of the Beardsley period. And it came to pass that after many days of Yellow melancholy, the organ of the initiated, the never enough-to-be-immortalised Yellow Book sowed its wild oats as it were and took a villa in Streatham." Despite passages of bad parody such as the above (which is headed ‘Yellow Memories - Max', in case it is not obvious), Ryan's critical judgements are often quite sound, and the book is not without interest also for its oblique presentations of what might be called the literary gossip of the period, giving something of the atmosphere of the time in a way that is otherwise, now, improbable of recall.

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SAINTSBURY (G.). Dryden. Macmillan and Co., 1881. (The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.) Sm.cr.8vo, wire-stitched; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end, on text-paper; pp.[viii]+192+[4]; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black on back cover with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, ruled, blocked and lettered black, lettered black-outlined scarlet, on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Some light pencil notes and scoring (in the hand of Professor Ian Jack); otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-second volume of ‘The English Men of Letters' series, under the general editorship of John Morley. The correct first issue, this title being listed in the series advertisements as the latest issued, and without reviews.

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SAINTSBURY (George). Essays On French novelists. Percival and Co., King Street, Covent Garden, 1891. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+[xiv]+460; brick red coarse buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Covers used; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.

Review copy, with the publisher's presentation rubber stamp on title-page, and ink note of the publication price as 7/6d. From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, with his engraved armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. Essays on Anthony Hamilton, Lesage, Alexandre Dumas, Gautier, Flaubert, Sandeau, The Present State of the French Novel, etc.

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SAINTSBURY (George). The Earl of Derby. Sampson Low, Marston & Company (Limited) St. Dunstan's House Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1892. Blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; dull red fine diaper cloth, ruled black, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Spine very slightly faded; pressure crack in front end-paper; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria' under the general editorship of Stuart J. Reid.

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SAINTSBURY (George). Essays In English literature 1780-1860. Second series. J.M. Dent & Co., 1895. Blank before half-title; black coarse buckram, lettered and with ruled box, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. As a reading copy.



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SAINTSBURY (George). A short history Of English literature. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. Pp.[xx]+818+[ii]; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Minor faults, but in general a nice copy.



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SAINTSBURY (George). Matthew Arnold. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1899. Light blue linen, ruled and blocked white on sides and spine, lettered light blue through white on front cover, gilt on spine. Spine darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘Modern English Writers'.

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SALA (George Augustus). Papers Humorous and pathetic: Being selections from the works. Revised and abridged by the author For public reading. Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1872. Lge.f'cap 8vo; first leaf of final gathering a single inset; 36pp. inserted Chatto & Windus catalogue at end, dated November, 1877; green buckram, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered and patterned green-through- gilt on spine; cream coated end-papers. Slight marking of covers; end-papers a little cracked; otherwise a nice copy.

A late issue, bound up for Chatto & Windus after the bankruptcy of Tinsley Brothers, and bearing their symbol, although not their imprint, on the spine.

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SALA (George Augustus). Charles Dickens. George Routledge and Sons, N.D. [1870]. 12mo; 4pp. trade advertisements precede title; trade advertisement on verso of title; 2pp. integral trade advertisements at end; 156pp., mispaged vi+iv+[5] - 144+[ii]; glazed yellow paper wrappers backed with white paper bearing trade advertisements in black, as also does the back wrapper. Very neatly re-backed with matching paper, the wrappers creased, however, and very slightly chipped; outer pages of advertisements very slightly dusty; contemporary signature on blank verso of dedication leaf; a good copy, nonetheless, of a fragile book.

An expansion of the notice Sala wrote for the ‘Daily Telegraph' after Dickens' death. Wolff, 6098, recording a copy in white wrappers, apparently lacking the first leaf of advertisements.

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SALA (George Augustus). Living London: Being "Echoes" re-echoed. Remington & Co, 1883. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece with tissue guard, and nine plates, mostly by E.J. Lambert; engraved caligraphic title and dedication leaves, on plate paper; numerous vignettes in text; bevelled scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black on back cover, blocked pictorially black, silver, and gilt, lettered black, gilt, and black-outlined gilt, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, and red through gilt, and embossed with title, black, on spine; t.e. uncut; endpapers coated dark chocolate. A very little scattered light foxing; small label cleanly removed from front pastedown, leaving slightly darkened patch; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy, the delicate enamel of the covers in mint state.

This copy has the words "horses'" and "monarchs'" transposed in the footnote on p.62.

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SALA (George Augustus). London up to date. Adam and Charles Black, 1894. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+xiv+378+[ii]; dull turquoise art linen, blocked dark blue and scarlet, lettered dark blue shadowed scarlet, and white and dark blue cased scarlet on front cover, blocked dark blue and scarlet, lettered dark blue shadowed gilt, on spine; glazed white end-papers, printed with chrysanthemum pattern in pale grey. Bold ownership inscription on half-title; very light ownership inscription dated ‘17th October /94' on upper margin of half-title; very light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine copy.

Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 6115: "A sort of sequel to Twice Round the Clock."

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SALA (George Augustus). The Thorough Good cook: A series of Chats on the culinary art And Nine hundred recipes. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1895. Double f'cap 8vo; pp.[xx]+492; bevelled light blue coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked blind on back cover; a.e.g.; red and white head and tail bands. Covers badly faded, and a little marked; end-papers renewed with cream paper; bookseller's unobtrusive rubber stamp on lower inner margin of half-title; scattered light foxing; otherwise a nice copy. A scarce title.



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[SANDERSON (John).]. Sketches of Paris In Familiar letters to his friends. By An American gentleman. Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838. Lge.12mo. printed in half sheets; half-title not called for; binder's blank at front and back; integral advertisement leaf at end; fawn patterned linen, paper spine label. Backstrip chipped and detached, and paper label very slightly chipped; one gathering proud; extensive very light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on tinted paper.

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SCOTT (Clement). From "The Bells" To "King Arthur". A critical record of the first-night productions at the Lyceum Theatre from 1871 to 1895. Illustrated. London, John Macqueen, Hastings House, Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C., 1896. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece of Irving (a photograph laid on to a sheet of captioned thin card), with tissue guard; twenty-six plates; pp.[xii]+444; Cambridge blue art-linen, blocked black, brown, gilt, and flesh, lettered black, on front cover, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Front end-papers cracked; tissue foxed, with slight offsetting onto title; a very little scattered marginal foxing; otherwise a fine copy of a book that tends not to survive well. Uncommon.

A fascinating look at the development of the Lyceum Theatre from the time when Irving was first seen there, compiled from Scott's reviews as published at the time in various periodicals. Each notice is preceded by a complete cast-list, and a ‘Synopsis of Scenery'. Arnott and Robinson, 3807.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter, Bart.).]. Criminal trials, Illustrative of The tale entitled "The Heart of Mid-Lothian," Published from the original record, With A prefatory notice, Including some particulars of The life of Captain John Porteous. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company, 1818. 12mo; fine engraved frontispiece; pp.[4]+xxxvi+344; contemporary full calf. Spine lacking, and boards detached; slight foxing of two or three leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.373. Scott wrote the lengthy Prefatory Notice, and also may have edited the work.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter, Bt.).]. The Life Of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. With a Preliminary view of the French Revolution. By the author of "Waverley," &c. In nine volumes. Edinburgh: Printed by Ballantyne and Co. For Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London; And Cadell & Co., Edinburgh, 1827. 9 Vols., cr.8vo; half-title present in all volumes; fly-title precedes start of text in volumes 1-5 and 7-9, that to volume 6 having been excised before binding, leaving a stub which has been pasted down to the last leaf of the preceding gathering; pp.[4]+v+[i (blank)]+iv+348; [4]+v+[i (blank)]+399+[i (blank)]; [4]+v+[i (blank)]+350; [4]+viii+381+[i (blank)]; [4]+vii+[i (blank)]+415+[i (blank)]; [4]+vi+[3]-381+[i (blank)]; [4]+xi+[i (blank)]+623+[i (blank)]; [4]+viii+518; [4]+vi+338+clxxxvii; Victorian quarter dark green calf, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, grey cloth corners, oil-marbled sides. One head-band very slightly worn; a very little scattered foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

The second edition is not infrequently met with; this first edition is surprisingly scarce. In a somewhat curious unsigned authorial Advertisement in volume one Scott says that the work was to have been composed under an anonymous title and to have filled a mere three volumes, but this became increased to five by the addition of an introductory account of the "Rise and Progress of the French Revolution" and then: "Circumstances . . . unconnected with the undertaking, induced him to lay aside an incognito, any farther attempt to preserve which must have been considered as affectation; and since his having done so, he has been favoured with access to some valuable materials, most of which have now, for the first time, seen the light. . . . . the various public documents and private information which he has received, have much enlarged his stock of materials, and increased the whole work to more than twice the size originally intended." It is a point of some curiosity, to our mind, that, having ‘laid aside' his incognito, Scott still neither signed the advertisement nor allowed his name to appear on the title-page!

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SCOTT (Sir Walter, Bart.). [Engraved title:] The History of Scotland. In Two Volumes. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green. Paternoster Row. And John Taylor, Upper Gower Street, 1830. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; inserted 8pp. prospectus for Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia precedes series half-title, series title to this work, and specific engraved title, in volume one; advertisement leaf for Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, on smaller paper, and slip advertising the second edition of Scott's ‘Napoleon' tipped in between front end-papers in volume two; series half-title, and series title to this work, precede specific engraved title; integral errata leaf follows last leaf of Index; both volumes have alternative series letterpress titles to this work allowing for its inclusion in either ‘The Cabinet History of England, Scotland, and Ireland' or'The Cabinet of History', of which series it was also apparently to form a part; pink glazed fine linen, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Volume one lacking most of backstrip, and in need of re-sewing; volume two sound, but lacking backstrip; otherwise near-fine. Scarce.

According to the advertisements, the first volume of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia was scheduled for issue in November 1829, the series to be continued in 6s. monthly volumes thereafter; the tipped in advertisement leaf in the second of these Scott volumes is dated Feb.28. 1830, and suggests that four volumes had by then been published, nos.1 and 4 constituting the present set.

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SCOTT (Sir Walter, Bart.). Letters On Demonology and witchcraft, Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not present, probably lacking; fine steel-engraved frontispiece by W.H. Lizars after J. Skene, with tissue guard; pp.[2 (?ex 4)]+[x]+402; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in ‘The Family Library'.

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[SCOTT (Sir Walter).]. The Bible in Waverley Or Sir Walter Scott's use of the Sacred scriptures. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1884. Sm.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; pp.[2]+vi+311+[i (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; end-papers coated greyish black. Fine copy.

Publisher's presentation copy, with their ink inscription on the half-title.

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SCUDAMORE (Frank Ives, Esq., C.B.). The day dreams Of A sleepless man. London: Griffith and Farran, West Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1875. Globe 8vo; pp.viii+264; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, lettered black on front cover, lettered and with short rules gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Nice copy.

Belles Lettres. Entertaining: infused with a dry wit.

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SEARLE (January [i.e., George Searle Phillips].). Emerson, His life and writings. Holyoake and Co., 147, Fleet Street, 1855. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.48; issued stabbed. Disbound from a volume; title-page slightly dusty; a little light marking of some margins; a nice copy, nonetheless. Very scarce.

Blanck, 3, p.67 (listed under ‘Ana'), giving the odd description: ‘Cover title. Printed wrapper.' If this is so, the first and last leaves here are to be considered as the wrappers. Includes an interesting description of Emerson's lecturing style in England, and also an amusing account of a dinner given for him in Manchester, with reported conversation and some direct speech.

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SELBY (Thomas G.). The theology Of Modern fiction: Being the twenty-sixth Fernley Lecture Delivered in Liverpool, July, 1896. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road, E.C.; and 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1896. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+192; black morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Small neat repairs to cloth of joints; end-papers very slightly cracking; otherwise a very nice copy.

Discussions of George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Hardy, George Mac Donald and the Scottish School, and Mark Rutherford.

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SELBY (Thomas G.). The theology Of Modern fiction: Being the twenty-sixth Fernley Lecture Delivered in Liverpool, July, 1896. Charles H. Kelly, 2, Castle St., City Road, E.C.; and 66, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1896. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+192; quarter black morocco faced sheep, marbled sides, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced drab. Leather rubbed and peeling, and cracking slightly at head of spine, and boards faded; otherwise a nece copy.

Discussions of George Eliot, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Hardy, George Mac Donald and the Scottish School, and Mark Rutherford.

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[SEWELL (Elizabeth Missing).]. A journal Kept during A summer tour, For The children of a village school. By the author of "Amy Herbert," "Gertrude," "The Child's First History of Rome," &c. In three parts. Part I. From Ostend to the lake of Constance. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., 1852. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; map frontispiecd; six line Errata slip tipped in before first page of text; pp.[iv]+124; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated March 31, 1852; dark teak brown straight morocco cloth over very thin boards, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt up spine; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight general wear to covers; neat inscription dated ‘August 29th 1852' on front end-paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Part I only. The three parts were issued separately, and then in collected form later the same year.

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SEYMOUR ([Robert]). Seymour's sketches. The book of cockney sports, whims, And oddities. A Complete Collection of One Hundred and Eighty Humorous Designs. With some Account Of the Artists and his Works. John Camden Hotten, 74 and 75, Piccadilly, N.D. [1866]. Horizontal roy.4to; illustrated half-title; ninety leaves printed on one side only each bearing two illustrations by Seymour; publisher's half dark green roan, lettered gilt up spine, buff boards, front board printed in black. Roan a little rubbed and peeling, and with small split at tail of front joint; boards a trifle foxed; front end-paper creased; otherwise fine.

First Hotten edition, first edition under this title, and first publication of the short biographical sketch, written probably by Hotten, which includes letters from Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew, and G.A. A'Beckett, apparently here first printed. The half-title and cover reproduce Seymour's cover design (the main title reading ‘Sketches by Seymour') from the 1830s original.

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[SHAKESPEARE (William).]. The Official programme Of The Tercentenary Festival Of The Birth of Shakespeare, To be held at Stratford-upon-Avon, Commencing on Saturday, April 23, 1864. Also, An Account of what is known of the Poet's Life: A Guide to the Town and Neighbour- Hood of Stratford-upon-Avon: And sundrie other matters just now of publicke interest Relating thereto. At London: Imprinted for Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, at the Belle Sauvage, in Ludgate-hill, near Paules Church-yard, 1864. Wood-engraved portrait frontispiece, illustrations, plans, etc., on text-paper, all included in the pagination; half-title not called for; pp.94, including trade and commercial advertisements; modern plain white wrappers. Edges slightly foxed, but a nice copy.

Lacking a blank or advertisement leaf at end.

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SHARP (William, [‘Fiona Macleod']). Life Of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey-green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; spine very slightly faded; slight foxing of first and last few leaves; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series, under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which he attempts an ‘all-edition' listing.

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SHARP (William, [‘Fiona Macleod']). Life Of Heinrich Heine. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane; New York: Thomas Whittaker; Toronto: W.J. Gage & Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey-green buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Head of spine worn, tail slightly so; spine very slightly faded; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series, under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which he attempts an ‘all-edition' listing. The advertisements announce this volume as "Ready October 25th."

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SHARP (William, [‘Fiona Macleod']). Life Of Robert Browning. London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1890. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; lime-green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series, under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which he attempts an ‘all-edition' listing. The advertisements do not mention this volume either as available already or as in preparation.

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SHARP (William, [‘Fiona Macleod']). Life Of Robert Browning. London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1890. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally very fine ribbed dark grey-green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Virtually fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the "Great Writers" series, under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which he attempts an ‘all-edition' listing. The advertisements announce this volume as the latest available.

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SHAW (G. Bernard). The quintessence Of Ibsenism. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1891. Half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+161+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; diagonally fine-ribbed olive green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. Covers slightly marked; otherwise a nice copy.

In our experience, the commonest of the three cloth colours for the binding. The sheets are the same, even to type damage in the advertisements. Laurence, A12a. In all, 2,100 copies were printed.

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SHAW (G. Bernard). The quintessence Of Ibsenism. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1891. Half-title not called for; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+161+[i (printer's imprint)]+[6]; diagonally fine-ribbed leaf green cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore- and lower- edges mainly trimmed. A nice copy.

One of five variant bindings. Laurence, A12a. In all, 2,100 copies were printed.

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SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). Essays, Letters from abroad, Translations and fragments, By Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited By Mrs. Shelley. In two volumes. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1840. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; pp.xxxii+[320]; viii+360; pinkish red morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat restorations to cloth of spines; otherwise a fine copy.

Buxton Forman, ‘Shelley Library', 77.

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SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). Essays, Letters from abroad, Translations and fragments. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. A new edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1845. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title followed by engraved portrait frontispiece; pp.xvi+164; recent half natural calf, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled gilt, dark brown lettering-piece. Slight staining to fore-corners of half-title and final leaf from the original leather; otherwise a very nice copy in a contemporary-style binding of good quality.

The first one volume edition, being a reprint of the two volume edition of 1840, with the addition of one further letter, to Joseph Severn, here first printed. First issue, later copies being without the portrait. The book was subsequently reprinted from stereotype plates without the half-title, the title and the other prelims. being reset and renumbered, a fly-title added to the section of Essays to complete the gathering, and the printer's imprint removed from the final leaf, for binding-up with the similar edition of the Poems in 1850 under the general title ‘Works'. A later issue still was made by Tegg. Buxton Forman, 78, not noticing the differences between the first and later issues, and not recording the portrait. Issued originally in primrose-coloured wrappers printed on the front wrapper in black.

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SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). The Works. Edited By Mrs. Shelley. A new edition. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. Roy.8vo; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece by W. Finden, and vignette title-page by Finden after G. Howse, with tissue guard; letterpress title; half-title not called for; fly-title to each of the two parts; pp.xvi+363+[i (blank)]+[xvi]+164; dark teak straight grain 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 of ‘Cash & Astle, Coleman Street, London' on back paste-down; two leaves of publisher's advertisements bound in between front end-papers. Fine copy.

Bibliographically rather complex, but apparently both the first single volume and first hard-cover issue of Mary Shelley's edition of ‘The Works', which were first issued in two wrappered parts in November 1847 (which date appears on the engraved title-page here). The 1847 issue of ‘The Works' consisted in turn of sheets (whether original or reprinted from stereo plates) of the textually important second (1840) Mary Shelley edition of the poems, to which were added sheets of the second (1845) edition of the prose works, that being slightly expanded from the first edition by the addition of a further letter (to Joseph Severn). The present edition thus gives the texts of Mary Shelley's editions of both works in their final forms. As a further complication, the present single volume issue in hard covers occurs in two variants of the binding, identical except that cloth of the other issue is maroon fine diaper, that the back paste-down is without the binder's ticket present here, and that the two leaves of publisher's advertisements (undated) bound in between the front end-papers in this issue are lacking from that. We would make a guess, and it is no more than that, that the present issue is the later, fine-diaper cloth being more expensive than straight-grain morocco cloth.

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SHELLEY (Percy Bysshe). Letters From Percy Bysshe Shelley To J.H. Leigh Hunt. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. In two volumes. London: Privately Printed, 1894. 2 Vols., post 8vo in quarter sheets (the first gathering in volume one, however, being a full sheet, the other first and last gatherings consisting of a half sheet tipped in as two pairs, the outermost leaf serving as paste-down); three blanks before half-title in volume one, four in volume two; limitation leaf following title leaf in volume one; leaf bearing dated woodcut device of The Ashley Library followed by four blanks at end in each volume; pp.[6]+[x]+74+[ii]+[8]; [8]+[viii]+69+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[8]; bevelled red-chocolate buckram lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; text-paper front end-papers in volume one, other end-papers integral. Fine copy.

The total edition consisted of only thirty copies. Twenty-six letters written between 2nd March 1811 and 19th June 1822 most of them either here first published or here first appearing in an ungarbled form. Printed on fine hand-made paper watermarked ‘J. Whatman 1894'. Wise ‘Ashley Library' V. p.103 not mentioning the blanks. In design these volumes owe much to the 'nineties idea of the book beautiful: quite apart from their value as a Shelley text they make a truly splendid period piece!

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SHORTER (Clement). Victorian Literature: Sixty years Of books and Bookmen. James Bowden, 10 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden W.C., 1897. Post 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; vertically ribbed dark red cloth, flat back, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight cracking of end-papers; half-title and last leaf of catalogue foxed; very light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy. Uncommon.



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SICHEL (Edith). The story Of Two salons. Edward Arnold, Publisher to the India Office, London, 37 Bedford Street / New York, 70 Fifth Avenue, 1895. Pp.316; binder's olive brown coarse buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth slightly rubbed and marked, and neatly repaired at head and tail of spine and joints; otherwise a nice copy.

A set of first page proofs, date-stamped on the upper margin of each gathering by the printers, Morrison & Gibb of Edinburgh, the dates running from 17th October 1895 to 22nd October 1895, very extensively corrected and revised both in pencil and ink in the author's holograph: virtually every page has some correction or revision, most have more than one, these some-times involving the addition or deletion of one or more sentences. There are also here and there revisions of revisions! The half-title bears a signed holograph inscription by the author, dated "December 1895" and presenting the set, "The proofs of her affection," to her sister Margaret. The volume was published in December. A lovely book, and beautifully written.

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SIMS (George R.). Dagonet abroad. Chatto & Windus, 1895. 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated March, 1895; crimson coarse linen embossed with an elaborate ‘broken water' pattern in blind, counter blocked with a stylised ‘floret-cluster' pattern in jet black, all over front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover on pressed out blind panel, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed florally grey-green. Slight rubbing of gilt on spine; otherwise a near fine copy.

First issue, with the earliest catalogue. (Nonetheless, the front end-paper has written on the verso "Reduced to 3/6", which suggests that it was not amongst the earliest copies sold). An unusual, but very striking binding design.

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SIMS (George R.). Dagonet abroad. Chatto & Windus, 1895. 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated July, 1895; crimson coarse linen embossed with an elaborate ‘broken water' pattern in blind, counter blocked with a stylised ‘floret-cluster' pattern in jet black, all over front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover on pressed out blind panel, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers printed florally grey-green. Virtually fine copy.

Second issue, with the later catalogue. An unusual, but very striking binding design.

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SIMS (George R.). Dagonet abroad. Chatto & Windus, 1895. 2pp. integral advertisements, followed by 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, dated July 1895; crimson coarse linen embossed with an elaborate ‘broken water' pattern in blind, counter blocked with a stylised ‘floret-cluster' pattern in jet black, all over front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover on pressed out blind panel, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed florally grey-green. A near fine copy.

An unusual, but very striking binding design.

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SINCLAIR (Catherine). Popish legends Or Bible truths. By Catherine Sinclair, Author of "The Business of Life," "The Journey of Life," "Lord and Lady Harcourt," "Sir Edward Graham," Etc. Dedicated to her neices. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. F'cap 8vo; pp.[lxxvi]+332; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated on last page March 31, 1851; rose madder fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers printed with pattern of small intersecting circles in blue, the pastedowns bearing also a panel of advertisements; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds on back paste-down. Small neat restorations to cloth at upper corners of spine; cloth of spine slightly darkened; end-papers cracked; otherwise a nice copy.



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