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.

SKELTON (John). The Table-Talk of Shirley. Reminiscences of and Letters from Froude Thackeray Disraeli Browning Rossetti Kingsley Baynes Hux-Ley Tyndall and Others. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1895. Lge.cr.8vo; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; 2pp. advertisements on text-paper at end, folowed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated 8/95; blue buckram lettered gilt on spine and front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated maroon. Covers a trifle marked, and spine dull; otherwise a near-fine copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph presentation slip tipped in before half-title page. The letters from Thackeray, Rossetti, etc., are here first published.

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SMILES (Samuel). Thrift. John Murray, 1875. F'cap 8vo; 12pp. integral advertisements at end; green patterned sand grain cloth, blocked blind on back cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; dark green coated end-papers. Slight general wear to covers, and end-papers cracked; inscription on half-title; a very good copy, nonetheless.



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SMILES (Samuel, LL.D.). Duty: With illustrations of Courage, patience, & endurance. John Murray, 1880. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+430+[ii]; blue-green paterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. Contemporary inscription on front end-papers; piece chipped from back end-papers; very slight foxing of prelims.; otherwise a fine bright copy.



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SMILES (Samuel, LL.D.). Duty: With illustrations of Courage, patience, & endurance. John Murray, 1880. Sm.cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+430+[ii]; blue-green paterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and blocked gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. Very slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; otherwise a nice copy.



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SMILES (Samuel, Ll.D.). Jasmin: Barber, poet, philanthropist. John Murray, 1891. Binder's blank before half-title (a single inset); engraved frontispiece; 10pp. inserted advertisements, on text-paper, at end; publisher's bevelled plum buckram ruled blind on back cover, black and gilt on front cover and spine; lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with a monogram design in pale brown. Spine faded and slightly worn at head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy, with a signed inscription from Smiles to James Duff Brown on the inserted blank, this dated "28 Nov 1891". A small photographic portrait of Smiles, in sepia, has been pasted on after the signature, presumably by the author. The front paste-down bears the book-plate of the recipient.

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SMITH (Albert). The natural history Of The gent. David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, 1847. Cr.16mo, gathered in half-sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece, and numerous illustrations on text-paper; vignette title-page printed in black and blue; half-title not called for; pp.viii+104; light buff wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black, with illustrations on front and back. Backstrip lacking, wrappers a little grubby, some foxing and dusting: very good copy only.

Though it is no-where indicated on the volume, issued in April 1847 as the second in Smith's series ‘Social Zoologies', the first of which was issued by Bentley at 2s. 6d. in April 1846. The present volume, the first to be published by Bogue, was issued at 1s, as were the four later volumes in the series, to which Bogue added a second edition of the first volume in January 1849. The back wrapper of the present volume advertises the next in the series, ‘The Natural History of The Ballet-girl', as for the first of June. The illustrations are possibly by A. Henning, who illustrated the later volumes.

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SMITH (Albert). The month. A View of passing subjects and manners, Home and foreign, social and general. By Albert Smith & [with illustrations by] John Leech. July, 1851. Published at the office of "The Month," No.3, Whitefriars Street. Roy.16mo, in half sheets, stabbed and sewn; two leaves of publisher's and commercial advertisements, and etched frontispiece, precede title-page; half-title not called for; numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed on front with design by Leech, with commercial advertisements on inside and back wrappers, spine plain; issued without end-papers. Spine neatly strengthened with ghost tape; first advertisement leaf torn away; slight dog-earing of corners; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Published by Bradbury and Evans at 1s., and denominated on the front wrapper No.I, this was in fact the first issue of a monthly series, which ran only to about six numbers. It is not listed in CBEL or in the London Library Catalogue, either among Smith's works or under periodicals, and is presumably fairly scarce, although the British Library has a run. A whimsical look at contemporary events, including several verse parodies, one being of Tennyson's ‘Marianna'.

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SMITH (Albert). The English hotel Nuisance. David Bryce, 48, Paternoster Row, 1855. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, preceded by tipped in large folding wine list advertisement; wrappers, cut flush, printed on front in reddish brown; issued without end-papers. Wrappers frayed, and a little chipped and fragile; a few small corners chipped; a very good copy, nonetheless, of a scarce pamphlet.

The dedication is dated Dec.15, 1855, the wrappers 1856, which is correct. Full of interesting, down to earth, information about hotel procedures and practices of the day. The (Augsburg) wine list also is of some interest.

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SMITH (Alexander). Dreamthorp. A book of essays written in The country. Strahan & Co., 32 Ludgate Hill, 1863. Globe 8vo; 18pp. publisher's catalogue at end, paginated 3-16, but certainly complete as issued; bevelled green dot-and-line grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others lightly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Slight wear to head of spine, and covers a little dull and mottled; slight, light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on tinted paper. The catalogue turns up in a variety of truncated forms (pp.5-18, and 3-18 also having been observed in copies we have had). Basically, Carter, ‘More Binding Variants', p.39, variant ‘A', but a minor variant not noted by Carter, his copy having the fore-edges wholly uncut: in our experience, such copies also have the end-papers coated red-chocolate, not chocolate, as here.

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SMITH (Goldwin). Cowper. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Wire-stitched; pp.[viii]+131+[i (printer's imprint)]; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as ‘in preparation'; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Slight cracking of front end-papers, due to an original gluing fault, but no weakness; otherwise a fine copy.

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

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SMITH (The late Rev. Sydney, Canon residentiary of St Paul's Cathedral.). Sermons Preached at St. Paul's cathedral, The Foundling Hospital, And several Churches in London; Together with Others addressed to a country congregation. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; Erratum slip tipped in before Contents; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's 32pp. catalogue dated April 1846, at end; vertically fine ribbed dark purple cloth ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow; binder's ticket of ‘Westleys & Clark' on back pastedown. Brilliantly fine copy.

A scarce title not listed among Smith's works by CBEL. Smith had died in 1845.

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SMITH (The Reverend Sydney). A memoir Of The Reverend Sydney Smith. By his daughter, Lady Holland. With A selection from his letters, Edited by Mrs. Austin. In two volumes. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. 2 Vols., demy 8vo, pp.xvi+432, xxiv+[548]; half-titles not called for; 24pp. publisher's catalogue dated ‘March, 1855' at end of volume one, listing the present work as ‘In the Press'; fly-title follows title in volume two; brown morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; bright brown coated end-papers, the paste-downs printed with publisher's advertisements. One corner worn, and slight wear to head and tail of spines; neat, small, contemporary signature in upper margin of dedication leaf in volume one, and fly-title in volume two; otherwise a near-fine copy, the second volume being largely unopened. Scarce.

The first volume contains the Memoir, the second, and larger, volume consisting of Letters.

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SMITH (The Rev. Sydney). The Works Of the Rev. Sydney Smith. A New Edition. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. Pp.xii+[836]; 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated November 1875; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated olive brown. A nice copy.

The first one volume edition. Originally published in four volumes in 1839-40.

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SOUTHEY (Robert). Specimens Of the Later English Poets, With preliminary notices; By Robert Southey. In three volumes. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Pater-noster Row, 1807. 3 Vols.; half-title not called for in volume one, possibly not called for in other volumes; last leaf of volume one a single inset; leaf at end of volume two bearing quotation from Edward Phillips on recto, blank on verso; advertisement on last page of volume three; pp.lii+449+[i (blank)]; [ii]+451+[i (blank)]+[ii]; [ii]+481+[i]; contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, vellum corners, ruled and with labels gilt on spines. Joints cracked and one board detached; lacking the labels; pen trial on one blank margin; a little scattered foxing passim; text however in general nice. A difficult title, and not without a good deal of intrinsic interest.

Specimens of some 223 poets, ranging in date of birth from Otway (1651) to Cowper (1731), with more or less brief biographical notices of each. CBEL, III, p.181, misquoting the sub-title.

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SOUTHEY (Robert). The Life of Nelson. In two volumes. London: Printed for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and to the Board Of Longtitude, 50, Albemarle Street, 1813. 2 Vols, pott 8vo; half-title present in each volume; engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one; 3pp. integral advertisements at end beginning on verso of last leaf of text; engraved leaf of facsimile signatures in volume two; 5pp. integral advertisements beginning on verso of last leaf of text, and included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+253+[iii]; [viii]+280; contemporary half sheep tooled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt and with brown label, on spine, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Neat repairs to leather of spines; light foxing of plates and two or three leaves of text; otherwise a nice copy.

Warner, Nelson bibliography, p.13: "Southey's classic, an ‘immortal monument raised by genius to valour', as Sir Humphrey Davey called it, was designed to ‘become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him, till he has treasured up the example in his memory and in his heart.'" This possibly explains the small format of the volumes. CBEL, III, p.181

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SOUTHEY [Robert]. Southey's Common-place book. First Series. Choice passages. Collections for English manners and literature [Second Series. Special collections.] [Third Series. Analytical readings.] [Fourth Series. Original memoranda, etc.]. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. 4 Vols., complete, demy 8vo, pp.iv+596, [viii]+[694], [viii]+[842], [viii]+748; engraved title-page with portrait vignette, dated 1849, precedes letterpress title-page in volume one; half-title not called for in volume one, present in other volumes; verso of title-page printed in red in volume two; Victorian half morocco faced basil, sprinkled edges, morocco cloth sides, spines with five raised bands, lettered gilt, each spine and front cover blocked with the ornamental winged horse device of the Inner Temple. Leather a trifle rubbed and scuffed, but sound; library accession stamp on each back end-paper, withdrawn stamp on verso of each title; otherwise a fine set.

Second edition of the First and Second Series, first edition of the rest. Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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SOUTHEY [Robert]. Southey's Common-place book. Second Series. Special collections. Edited By his son-in-law, John Wood Warter, B.D. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. Demy 8vo; verso of title-page printed in red; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[694]+[ii]; publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end, dated at end September 30, 1849; leaf-green very fine ripple grain cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; white end-papers printed with pattern in blue, the paste-downs bearing a panel of advertisements; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds (Ball, 66E1) on back paste-down. Cloth of spine faded, and worn a little at extremities; small piece chipped from upper margin of half-title, which also bears a contemporary signature; otherwise a nice copy, virtually fine internally.

The first binding, the second being without the catalogue, having less elaborate blind blocking on the sides, no blind blocking on spine, but only rules at head and tail, and end-papers coated chocolate. The catalogue in the present copy pre-dates the issue of the book by a little more than a month. A First Series appeared also in 1849, a Third Series in 1850, and a Fourth Series in 1851, the four volumes being published independently. It says much for Victorian reading habits that the first two series had passed into a second edition by the time that the third series appeared! Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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SOUTHEY [Robert]. Southey's Common-place book. Third Series. Analytical readings. Edited By his son-in-law, John Wood Warter, B.D. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. Demy 8vo; verso of title-page printed in red; printer's imprint on verso of last leaf of Index; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+[841]+[i]+[ii]; publisher's 32pp. catalogue at end, dated at end June 1, 1850; leaf-green very fine ripple grain cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; white end-papers printed with pattern in blue, the paste-downs bearing a panel of advertisements; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds (Ball, 66E1) on back paste-down. Cloth of spine faded, and worn a little at extremities; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; half-title and title foxed; otherwise a nice copy, fine internally.

The catalogue in the present copy pre-dates the issue of the book by about a month. The First and Second Series appeared in 1849, a Fourth Series in 1851, the four volumes being published independently. Printed by Charles Whittingham at Chiswick.

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SOUTHEY [Robert]. Southey's Common-place book. Fourth Series. Original memoranda, etc. Edited By his son-in-law, John Wood Warter, B.D. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. Demy 8vo; verso of title-page printed in red; two leaves integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+[748]+[iv]; leaf-green very fine ripple grain cloth, elaborately ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; white end-papers printed with pattern in blue, the paste-downs bearing a panel of advertisements; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds (Ball, 66E1) on back paste-down. Cloth of spine slightly faded, and worn a little at extremities; contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

The First and Second Series appeared in 1849, a Third Series in 1850, the four volumes being published independently. Printed by Charles Whittingham at Chiswick.

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STABLES ([William] Gordon, R.N.). Our humble friends And fellow mortals By Gordon-Stables, M.D., C.M., R.N.: Friends of hearth And home. With six illustrations by Harrison Weir. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1892. Lge.12mo in half sheets (Imp.16mo format); series title precedes frontispiece; half-title not called for; inserted frontispiece and five plates, on text-paper; integral blank at end; pp.[viii]+281+[iii (blank)]; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, lettered gilt, black, and black-outlined gilt, on front cover, ruled black, panelled gilt, lettered gilt and scarlet through gilt, on spine; end-papers printed with clover pattern in brownish grey. Gilt very slightly dull on spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Separately issued as the second volume of the ‘Our Humble Friends' series - a fact only apparent from the series title and the signatures. Printed in Gloucester.

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STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). The Encouragements of Ordination. A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of the Lord Bishop of London, In St. Paul's Cathedral, On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 1864. Published at the request of the Bishop. Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1864. One gathering, lge.12mo; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Includes a long Preface by Stanley. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (The Very Rev. Arthur P., Dean of Westminster). [Drop title:] The authority of Christ. Preached in Westminster Abbey, Feb.24, 1867. One half-sheet, 12mo; no place, no publisher, no printer, no date; issued without wrappers or prelims. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). Sermon Preached . . . In Westminster Abbey, June 19, 1870 (The first Sunday after Trinity) Being the Sunday following The funeral of Charles Dickens. Macmillan and Co., 1870. One gathering, lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster. The religious aspect Of the late war. A Sermon Preached in Westminster Abbey, on July 17, 1870, and On July 9, 1871: before and after the war. (From Good Words for September, 1871), no place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Roy.8vo format; pp.[ii]+4; half-title and wrappers not called for. Apparently an offprint. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). The religious aspect Of sculpture. A Sermon Preached in Westminster Abbey, Easter-day, 1871, On the occasion of the erection of four statues In the reredos of Westminster Abbey. (From Good Words for October, 1871), no place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Roy.8vo format; pp.[ii]+4; half-title and wrappers not called for. Apparently an offprint. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). ‘As dying, and behold we live'. A sermon Preached at Osborne on the first Sunday in Lent, February 18, 1872. Printed by command. Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square, E.C., 1872. One gathering, lge.12mo; probably issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: Purity and light. A sermon Preached Before the University of Cambridge, February 2, 1873 (The feast of the purification), Being the Sunday following the funeral of Adam Sedgwick, Woodwardian Professor of Geology and Fellow of Trinity College. Macmillan and Co., 1873. Sq.lge.post 8vo; pp.32; half-title not called for; probably lacking wrappers. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). [Drop title:] The persian king. A sermon Preached in Westminster Abbey, June 22nd, 1873, before the Westminster Volunteers. No publisher, no place, no printer, no date. One half sheet, 12mo; issued without wrappers or prelims. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn).]. History Of the Church of France. (Reprinted from the ‘Quarterly Review,' Vol.135. No.269.) (July, 1873). No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers; pp.[32]; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Apparently an offprint. Entirely unsigned, but evidently by Stanley, since it is included in this volume. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn).]. [Drop title:] John Bunyan. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date c.1874]. One half sheet demy 8vo; issued without prelims. or wrappers. Signed in type at end ‘A.P.S.' An address delivered at Bedford, June 10th, 1874 on the occasion of unveiling the statue of Bunyan. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.).]. [Drop title:] Arnold and Rugby. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date [c.1874]. Single leaf f'cap 4to format, signed in type at end ‘A.P.S.' An address delivered in the Chapel of Rugby School on Friday, June 12, 1874. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (A.P.). [Drop title:] Christian fraternity. A Sermon preached in Westminster Abbey, on St. Andrew's Day, November 30th, 1874. Being appointed as the day of intercession for missions. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.4, roy.8vo format; issued without prelims. or wrappers. Stanley's name appears only at the end of the text. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Dean). [Drop title:] The early christianity of Northumbria. A Lecture delivered in the Victoria Hall, Sunderland, on April 6, 1875. Pp.12, roy.8vo format; no place, no publisher, no printer, no date; probably issued without prelims. or wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (A.P., D.D., Dean of Westminster). [Drop title:] The children's psalms. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. 4pp., unpaginated, roy.8vo format; probably issued without prelims. or wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. An address delivered at the annual gathering of Children in Westminster Abbey on Innocents' Day (December 28), 1876. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur P.). [Drop title:] The education of after life. (An Address delivered on the occasion of the new session of University College, Bristol, October 27, 1877.). No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Demy 8vo, pp.[12], sewn as a single gathering; prelims. not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Signed in type by Stanley at the end. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster).]. Diversity in unity. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. 8pp., unpaginated, roy.8vo format; probably issued without wrappers. Possibly an offprint from ‘Good Words'. According to the drop title on p.[3]: "A Sermon preached . . . in Westminster Abbey, on St. Andrew's Day, November 30, 1877" Stanley's name appears only on the drop title. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). [Drop title:] Sick children. A sermon preached to children in Westminster Abbey On Innocents Day, December 28, 1877. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.4, roy.8vo format; prelims. not called for; probably issued without wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: THE DEAN OF WESTMINSTER [i.e., A.P. Stanley]. Absolution. (Reprinted from The Nineteenth Century, January 1878). No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. One gathering, med.8vo; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Apparently an offprint. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (A.P.). [Drop title:] St. Christopher: a sermon to children. Preached in Westminster Abbey on Innocents' Day, 1878. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.[4], roy.8vo format; prelims. not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Possibly an offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). Sermon. Preached in St. James's P.E. Church, on Sunday Morning, Sept. 29, 1878. Philadelphia: Collins, printer, 705 Jayne Street, 1878. One gathering, 12mo; probably issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). The burning bush. Sermon . . . Preached before the Glasgow Society of The Sons of Ministers Of the Church of Scotland, On March 27, 1879. Published by Request. Glasgow: James Maclehose, St. Vincent Street, Publisher to the University; Macmillan and Co., London: Douglas and Foulis, Edinburgh, 1879. Demy 8vo; pp.32; half-title not called for; possibly lacking wrappers. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). An Indian statesman. Preached in Westminster Abbey, on Sunday Afternoon, July 6, 1879, Being the Funeral Sermon of Lord Lawrence, Late Governor-General of India. Reprinted from the "Christian World Pulpit" of July 9. James Clarke & Co., 13 & 14, Fleet Street, E.C., 1879. F'cap 8vo; pp.16; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P., D.D., Dean of Westminster).]. The children's creed. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.4, roy.8vo format; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster). Address To the friends of The Hon. Sir Arthur Gordon, Governor of the Fiji Islands Assembled in preparation for his departure In King Henry VII.'s Chapel, Westminster Abbey On July 4, 1879. Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street Square, 1879. One half sheet, lge.12mo; half-title not called for; final blank; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.).]. Supplement To the Second edition of the memoir Of Edward and Catherine Stanley. No place, no publisher, no date [1880]. Pp.[20], f'cap 8vo format; final blank. Issued anonymously; according to the imprint at the end of the text, printed by Spottiswoode and Co. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (The Very Rev. Dean). [Drop title:] The beatitudes. (Delivered in Westminster Abbey, on Saturday Afternoon, June 18, [1881]). Mounted newspaper cutting, probably from ‘The Times'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (The Very Rev. Dean). [Drop title:] The humble, the unselfish, and the Sorrowful. (An Address delivered in Westminster Abbey, on Saturday Afternoon, June 25th, 1881). Mounted newspaper cutting, probably from ‘The Times'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (The Very Rev. Dean). [Drop title:] The christian gentleman and lady, in two of The aspects of their character. (Delivered in Westminster Abbey, on Saturday Afternoon, June 2, [sic, but corrected in ink in Dean Farrar's hand: ‘July 2'] 1881). Mounted newspaper cutting, probably from ‘The Times'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (The Very Rev. A.P.). [Drop title:] The merciful and the pure. (Delivered in Westminster Abbey, on Saturday Afternoon, July,9, 1881). Mounted newspaper cutting, probably from ‘The Times'. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn, D.D., Dean of Westminster).]. The religious aspect of gothic Architecture. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.[8], roy.8vo format; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Stanley's name appears on the drop title on p.3. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (A.P., D.D., Dean of Westminster). The altar of Westminster Abbey. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.8, roy.8vo format; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.)]. [Drop title:] The wrestling of Jacob; Or, Conditions of Religious Inquiry. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. 8pp., unpaginated, roy.8vo format; prelims. not called for; final page blank; probably issued without wrappers. Signed in type by Stanley at end of text. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn). [Drop title:] The close of the mission services on St. Andrew's day. Sermon preached in the morning . . . In the Choir of Westminster Abbey. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Pp.[4], roy.8vo format; prelims. not called for; final page blank; issued without wrappers. An offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.).]. "Subscription." No place, no publisher, no printer, no date [1878]. One gathering, lge.12mo; half-title not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Signed by Stanley in type at end of text. Apparently an offprint. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.).]. Hymn For St. John the Baptist's day, June 24th. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Single leaf, med.8vo format, printed on one side only with four eight line stanzas, beginning "Who shall be the last great Seer". Signed in type by Stanley at end of text. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.]. The divine life. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Demy 8vo format, pp.[4]; printed with two poems each consisting of seven eight line stanzas, the title poem, beginning "Where shall we find the Lord?", and the other, ‘The perfect death', beginning "Where shall we learn to die?"; last page blank. Signed in type at end of text ‘A.P.S.' BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (A.P.).]. Manzoni's hymn for Whitsunday [paraphrased in English verse]. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. Demy 8vo format, pp.2, printed with an introduction in prose, seven eight line stanzas, and a terminal stanza of nine lines, the poem commencing "Spirit unseen, our spirit's home". Signed in type by Stanley at end of text. BOUND WITH: STANLEY (A.P.). In Memoriam Norman Macleod, D.D. No place, no publisher, no printer, no date. 4pp., unpaginated, roy.8vo format; prelims. not called for; probably issued without wrappers. Almost certainly an offprint from ‘Good Words'. BOUND WITH: [STANLEY (Dean).]. Mounted clipping from an unidentified periodical containing reports of two services conducted by Stanley in Westminster Abbey on Whitsun Day, referring to an assassination attempt on the German Emperor. Thirty-nine items in one volume; late Victorian half calf, bubble grain cloth sides. Sides detached, and backstrip lacking, but sewing entirely sound; slight dusting of edges of outside leaves of some of the larger format items; one blank back page with ink marks; one offprint with faint crease marks, where it has been folded for transmission through the post; a little light marginal pencil scoring; otherwise, and in general, very nice throughout.

A unique assemblage of uncollected items, mostly very rare, bound up for Stanley's younger contemporary and fellow author, F.W. Farrar, Dean of Canterbury, (author of ‘Eric: or, little by little'), and bearing his signature, together with the date ‘July 1882', on the front end-paper. The pencil scoring, presumably, is his. Stanley died in 1881.

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[STEPHEN (Leslie).]. Sketches from Cambridge. By A don. (Reprinted from the "Pall Mall Gazette.") London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1865. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+144; publisher's inserted 24pp catalogue (last leaf blank) at end; bevelled crimson sand grain cloth over thick boards, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers glazed very dark green. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine; slight wear to cloth on one corner; otherwise a nice copy, internally fine.

The primary binding. The book is also seen in un-bevelled royal blue sand grain cloth, differently ruled, although lettered similarly, over lighter boards, with yellow-coated end-papers, and with no catalogue, that binding being evidently secondary. The present binding was of a style in vogue in 1865, being used also, for instance, by Chapman and Hall on Trollope's ‘Hunting Sketches'. Preceded by a translation and a pamphlet, but otherwise Stephen's first book.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). Hours in a library. (Third series.) (Reprinted from the Cornhill Magazine.) Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. Blank before half-title; pp.[viii]+408 brown fine bead grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated brown. Slight marking of front end-papers; light foxing of edges, first two gatherings, and final page; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays on Massinger, Fielding's Novels, Cowper and Rousseau, The First Edinburgh Reviewers, Wordsworth's Ethics, Landor's Imaginary Conversations, Macaulay, Charlotte Brontë, and Charles Kingsley. Variant issue, with the blank present before the half-title. Copies are also known in which this blank has been discarded before binding.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). Alexander Pope. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Imprint leaf at end, followed by 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements, on text-paper, listing this title as the latest of the series to be ready; white buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Nice.

Issued as a volume in the "English Men of Letters" series, under the general editorship of John Morley. This copy is of the issue on large paper.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). The Science of ethics. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1882. Demy 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end (continuing the signatures); pp.xxviii+462+[vi]; diagonally very fine ribbed reddish chocolate cloth, ruled black on sides, ruled black, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Half-title a little foxed, with slight offsetting; small library ‘withdrawn' stamp removed from title-page, leaving slight thinning and almost invisible residual trace; otherwise a virtually fine copy, for the most part unopened. Scarce, especially thus.

An ex Pembroke College Library copy. Stephen begins his Preface with the remark that "A preface is generally the most interesting, and not seldom the only interesting, part of a book." The students seem to have taken him at his word!

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STEPHEN (Leslie). Swift. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Sewn; 4pp. inserted advertisements followed by integral blank at end; pp.[xii]+209+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4 (inserted)]+[ii]; ivory buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Covers a little darkened, and label chipped; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-seventh volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The large paper issue. The advertisements list two further volumes, ‘Dickens', and ‘Gray', as ready, and six others as In Preparation.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). Swift. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Wire stitched; 4pp. inserted advertisements followed by integral blank at end; pp.[xii]+209+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4 (inserted)]+[ii]; 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. Some neat ink scoring; otherwise fine. As a reading copy.

Issued as the twenty-seventh volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The advertisements list two further volumes, ‘Dickens', and ‘Gray', as ready, and six others as In Preparation.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). The life Of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen Bart., K.C.S.I. A judge of the high court of justice By his brother Leslie Stephen. With two portraits. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1895. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece after G.F. Watts, and one photogravure plate, after a photograph by Bassano, both with tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements at end (tipped in after gathering KK, and signed LL); pp.[2]+x+504+[iv]; blue fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A nice copy of a scarce title.

A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the fore-edges rough trimmed and the lower edges trimmed. Includes a bibliographical check-list.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). The life Of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen Bart., K.C.S.I. A judge of the high court of justice By his brother Leslie Stephen. With two portraits. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1895. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure portrait frontispiece after G.F. Watts, and one photogravure plate, after a photograph by Bassano, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end (tipped in after gathering KK, and signed LL); pp.[2]+x+504+[iv]; blue fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A nice copy of a scarce title.

A minor binding variant, copies also being known with the fore-edges uncut, and the lower-edges rough trimmed. Includes a bibliographical check-list.

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STEPHEN (Leslie). Studies of A biographer. Vol.I [II]. Duckworth and Co., 3 Henrietta Street, W.C., 1898. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume two; bevelled light olive brown coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's motto device, blind, on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Back end-paper unobtrusively creased in volume one; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Presentation copy, with the publisher's Compliments slip, altered in Stephen's hand for his own use, tipped on to the front end-paper of volume one. A minor binding variant, later copies being in an otherwise similar binding of deep olive green instead of light olive brown, and with fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed instead of uncut, as here. One of the first books published by Duckworth's. A second series of two volumes was issued, in a slightly darker brown buckram, in 1902. Essays on ‘National Biography', ‘The Evolution of Editors', ‘John Byrom', ‘Johnsoniana', ‘Gibbon's Autobiography' ‘Arthur Young', ‘Wordsworth's Youth', ‘The Story of Scott's Ruin', ‘The Importation of German', ‘Matthew Arnold', ‘Jowett's Life', ‘Oliver Wendell Holmes', ‘Life of Tennyson', and ‘Pascal'.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes By Robert Louis Stevenson Author of ‘An Inland Voyage.' With etchings by A. Brunet-Debaines From drawings by S. Bough, R.S.A., and W.E. Lockhart, R.S.A. And Vignettes by Hector Chalmers and R. Kent Thomas. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 54 Fleet Street, London, 1879. Lge.f'cap folio; etched frontispiece, and five plates; other illustrations on text-paper; bevelled grey-fawn bubble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and grey-fawn through gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated cream. A nice copy. Scarce.

McKay, 24; Prideaux, 2. Actually issued in December 1878. in this copy, the second ‘R.S.A.' on the title page slants downwards. The volume is also seen in maroon, blue, and green cloth, otherwise similar.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Travels with a donkey In the Cevennes. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1879. Wire-stitched; blank, and integral advertisement leaf precede half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece by Walter Crane, with tissue guard; pp.xii+227+[i (blank)]; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back paste-down. Neat, almost invisible restoration to cloth of spine; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

One reason for the scarcity of this volume to-day, apart from the small print order, is that it was wire-stitched, and the staples tend to rust and to rot the binding. The present copy is entirely sound.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Virginibus puerisque And other papers. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1881. 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated 4.81; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed orange cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, ruled black on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Small snag in cloth over back joint, neatly restored, and two pin-holes in cloth over front joint; spine a little faded; otherwise a nice copy.

McKay, 70. The first binding of three, the spine imprint reading ‘C. Kegan Paul & Co.', but with a later date of the catalogue, some copies having a catalogue dated ‘8.80'. This would seem to be without significance, since the book was not published until April 1881, the date of the catalogue here present. The second binding has the name ‘Trench' added to the spine imprint, and a catalogue dated ‘8.82' or ‘1.83', whilst the third binding, dating from March 1884, bears the imprint of Chatto & Windus on the spine.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Virginibus puerisque And other papers. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1881. 48pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated 1.83; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed orange cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover and spine, ruled black on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated greyish black. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; insignificant straining of end-papers, not amounting to cracking; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy, the black and gilt in wholly brilliant state. Rare thus.

McKay, 71. The second binding of three, the spine imprint reading ‘Kegan Paul Trench & Co.' not ‘C. Kegan Paul & Co.' as in the first binding; and with a later date of the catalogue, some copies in this binding having a catalogue dated ‘8.82'. The third binding, dating from 1884, bears the imprint of Chatto & Windus on the spine. In our experience, the present binding is a good deal scarcer than the earlier one.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Familiar studies Of Men and books. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1882. Blank before half-title; final blank, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated ‘November, 1881'; grey fawn buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram and device in terra-cotta on back cover, blocked terra-cotta, lettered gilt, on spine, ruled terra-cotta, blocked terra-cotta and black on front cover, with a pseudo-Japanese design; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed, end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in bright blue. Slight wear to cloth of spine at head and tail; otherwise an unusually nice copy of a book now difficult to find.

McKay, 112. One of 1,000 copies.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The Silverado squatters. London, Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. (All rights reserved). Le Mousu Process engraved frontispiece after Jos. D. Strong printed in brown, with tissue guard; printer's imprint leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[viii]+254+[ii]; bevelled coarse blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading to cloth of spine; prelims. and imprint leaf a trifle foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

McKay, 233. A late issue, probably the third. 1,015 copies were printed altogether, 1,000 copies having been ordered by the publisher. This copy, like McKay 233, has the printed page signature ‘P' present. It is possible that, as with the first issue, some copies may have it lacking. There is no issue significance involved.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Memories & Portraits. Chatto and Windus, 1887. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

McKay, 454. With the misprints ‘byond tehe' at l.13, p.63; and ‘febelest' l.10, p.255.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Memories & Portraits. Chatto and Windus, 1887. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. End-papers foxed; otherwise a generally nice copy.

McKay, 454. With the misprints ‘byond tehe' at l.13, p.63; and ‘febelest' l.10, p.255.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Father Damien: An open letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde Of Honolulu From Robert Louis Stevenson. London, Chatto and Windus, 214 Piccadilly, 1890. Final blank; brown paper wrappers printed on front wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Lacking the wrappers, otherwise a nice copy.

Mackay, 510: the first trade edition, preceded by an edition of twenty-five copies printed in Sydney, an small edition printed in Honolulu, and an edition of thirty copies printed in Edinburgh, all in the same year. The present edition, published on July 16th, 1890, consisted of 1,000 copies.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). A footnote to history. Eight years of trouble In Samoa. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. Blank at end, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements, dated 5 G. 5.92 and 5 B 5.92; fancy diagonal rib effect green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. ‘S' of ‘STEVENSON' rubbed on spine; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce thus.

McKay, 566. A minor binding variant, some copies having the fore-edges rough trimmed, and the lower-edges uncut.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). A footnote to history. Eight years of trouble In Samoa. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. Blank at end, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements, dated 5 G. 5.92 and 5 B 5.92; fancy diagonal rib effect green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Ink marks on verso of back free end-paper; otherwise virtually a fine copy. Scarce thus.

McKay, 566. A minor binding variant, some copies having the lower-edges rough trimmed and the fore-edges uncut.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Across the Plains With other Memories and essays. Chatto & Windus, 1892. Cr.4to; blank precedes half-title; final blank; white buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; a.e. uncut. A near fine copy.

One of only one hundred copies, printed upon large hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the printer. McKay, 547.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Across the Plains With other Memories and essays. Chatto & Windus, 1892. The half-title, a single inset leaf, is not here present, and may never have been included by the binder, since there is no sign of loss; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; t.e.g., others uncut. Head and tail of spine, and corners, badly worn; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

McKay 546.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Vailima letters: Being correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson To Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1895. Med.8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; engraved portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; two plates with tissue guards; final blank; light brownish pink coarse buckram, paper spine label, printed in black and red; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight fading of spine and edges of covers; paper label rubbed and slightly chipped; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Mackay, 616. One of an edition limited to 125 numbered copies, printed on large, fine, Arnold unbleached hand-made paper. With a fine impression of the frontispiece.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). Vailima letters: Being correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson To Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1895. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; engraved portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; two plates with tissue guards; final blank, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated September 1895; light brownish pink coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading of spine; slight foxing of early prelims. and last leaf of catalogue; otherwise a fine copy.

Mackay, 613. The first English edition.

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STEVENSON (Robert Louis). The works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Appendix. Edinburgh, Printed by T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co: Cassell and Co., Seeley and Co: Chas. Scribner's Sons, And sold by Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly: London, 1898. Demy 8vo; blank and limitation leaf precede half-title; half-title and title printed in red and black; final blank, followed by eleven sets of facsimiles of the various flyers and booklets (containing lino-cuts and text by Stevenson), issued by Lloyd Osbourne as a child, these being printed on various sizes and kinds of paper, in black or red, and tipped as units onto stubs, the whole closing within wooden head- and tail- guards affixed to the back board; red linen, paper spine label printed in red and black; t.e.g., other edges uncut, apart from the facsimile sections which are not gilded, and are trimmed as called for; end-papers coated maroon; spare label tipped on to initial blank. Bookplate removed from front paste-down, leaving scuffs; otherwise a virtually fine, unopened, copy.

Issued as an additional volume, XXVIII, of the Edinburgh Edition of The Works, in June 1898, and like that limited to 1,035 numbered copies, printed upon specially made paper bearing as watermark monogram ‘RLS'. Apart from the Osbourne booklets, the volume is made up of early and rare minor pieces, and of poems and prose writings ('On Human Life'; ‘The Ideal House'; ‘Preface to "The Master of Ballantrae"'), hitherto unpublished. V. McKay, 737.

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[STEVENSON (Robert Louis).]. Robert Louis Stevenson By Margaret Moyes Black. Famous Scots Series. Published by Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, Edinburgh, N.D. [1898]. Sm.cr.8vo; title-page printed in red and black; pp.159+[i (blank)]; crimson coarse linen, panelled blind, blocked and lettered black, on front cover, blocked black, lettered black and gilt, on spine; paste-downs printed armorially in red. Slight spotting of covers; otherwise a very nice copy.

On the verso of the half-title leaf this volume is listed as the twenty-third and last title in the ‘Famous Scots Series'‘now ready'.

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STOKER (Bram). A Glimpse of America. A Lecture Given at The London Institution, 28th December, 1885. Price one shilling. Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 188, Fleet Street, E.C., 1886. Pp.48; glazed brown paper wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black. Front wrapper detached, chipped at corners and edges, and a little delicate; backstrip, and blank lower wrapper lacking; half-title and final leaf of text slightly embrowned by contact with the wrappers; faint central vertical crease running throughout, where the booklet was evidently folded when new; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Presentation copy, with the author's signed contemporary inscription on half-title page.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). The key To Uncle Tom's Cabin Presenting The original facts and documents upon which The story is founded. Together with Corroborative statements Verifying the truth of the work. Clarke, Beeton, and Co., 148, Fleet Street; And Thomas Bosworth, Regent Street, (The Author reserves the right of Translation of this Work), N.D. [1853]. Cr.8vo; pp.viii+508; sage green ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with Clarke, Beeton advertisements and conventional leaf and tendril pattern in blue; publisher's slip advertising ‘Companion volume To the Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. The American slave code in theory And practice, by the Rev. W. Goodell' tipped in between front end-papers. Some insignificant damp-marking of covers; but a nice copy.

Blanck, 19357. Precedes the American edition. Two editions appear to have been published more or less simultaneously in England, apparently by an agreement between three publishers: this edition, by Clarke, Beeton, and Thomas Bosworth, and a similar edition bearing the imprint of Sampson Low, though on the evidence of advertisements this edition may have precedence by a day or two. Both editions occur in three states: the first without the Preface or the Appendix, and with an incomplete version of the text; the second with the Preface and the complete text, but without the Appendix; and the third with the Preface, and the complete text, and the Appendix, as in the present copy. The position is further complicated by the fact that copies issued in an incomplete state were called in for the additional leaves to be added, so that it is in fact impossible to say with any degree of definiteness to which issue the present copy originally belonged. The Clarke, Beeton, and Bosworth edition is found in three distinct bindings, of no established precedence, denominated by Blanck ‘A', ‘B', and ‘C'. Binding ‘A' has on the sides an elaborate blind frame with a centrepiece including the Clarke, Beeton monogram; binding ‘B' has a blind frame enclosing a four-pointed centrepiece without the monogram; and binding ‘C' has a frame but no centrepiece. Binding ‘A' is evidently the Clarke, Beeton version; binding ‘B' exhibits a style found on other publications of Thomas Bosworth; binding ‘C' is enigmatic, but in our view secondary. The present copy exhibits binding ‘A'. The book was printed by Salisbury, Beeton, and Co.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). A key To Uncle Tom's Cabin Presenting the Original facts and documents upon Which the story is founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the truth of the work. Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1853. Tall f'cap 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; deep pink fine ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Spine faded, and very slightly worn at head and tail; frontispiece foxed; a little scattered light dusting in text; in general a nice copy.

Later issue, the spine bearing the imprint ‘G. Routledge & Co.' at foot.

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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). Sunny memories Of Foreign lands. Illustrated from designs by Hammatt Billings. In two volumes. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company. New York: J.C. Derby, 1854. 2 Vols., lge.12mo in half sheets; binder's blank and two integral blanks precede title-page in volume one; binder's blank at front and back, integral blank before title-page in volume two; half-titles not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[4]+[lxviii]+326; [2]+[viii]+432; vertically ribbed dark chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; light yellow end-papers. Some chipping of cloth at head and tail-bands, and over back joint in volume two, and corners worn; binder's blanks foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 19375, this being the variant in which volume one has both integral blanks present before the title-leaf as well as a binder's blank, but the integral blank at the end excised. Blanck describes the cloth colour as ‘black or purple'. The first American edition.

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STOWE (Mrs. Harriet Beecher). Sunny memories Of Foreign lands. Illustrated from designs by Hammatt Billings. In two volumes. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company. New York: J.C. Derby, 1854. 2 Vols., lge.12mo in half sheets; integral blank precedes title-page in volume one; binder's blank at front and back, integral blank before title-page in volume two; half-titles not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[2]+[lxviii]+326; [2]+[viii]+432; vertically ribbed dark chocolate cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; light yellow end-papers. Neat restorations to cloth of spines; cloth worn on shelf-edges and at corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck, 19375, this being the variant in which volume one is without binder's blanks, and has both the first and last integral blank, though the latter has been excised before binding. Blanck describes the cloth colour as ‘black or purple'. The first American edition.

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STOWE (Mrs Harriet Beecher). Sunny memories Of Foreign lands. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1854. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.288; cream boards, printed in red, brown, and lime-green; end-papers printed on all visible surfaces with publisher's advertisements in dark blue. Backstrip lacking; insignificant crease in large corner of front end-paper and title leaf; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Published in the same year as the American edition, which it may well precede, and differing from that in some respects at least - notably by the omission of the long ‘Introductory', which appears in the American edition as dated from Andover [in Massachusetts], ‘May 30, 1854'. The first edition was the Sampson Low edition of the same year (Blanck, 19374).

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Men of our times; Or Leading patriots of the day. Being narratives of the lives and deeds of Statesmen, Generals, and Orators. Including Biographical sketches and anecdotes Of Lincoln, Grant, Garrison, Sumner, Chase, Wilson, Greeley, Farragut, Andrew, Colfax, Stanton, Douglass, Buckingham, Sherman, Sheridan, How-Ard, Phillips and Beecher. Beautifully illustrated With eighteen steel portraits. Published by subscription only. Hartford Publishing Co., Hartford, Conn., J.D. Denison, New York; J.A. Stoddard, Chicago, Ill., 1868. [Added by overprinting:] London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston. Demy 8vo; two binder's blanks at front, two at back; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece of the author, and eighteen plates, all with tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by stub of excised leaf, at end; bevelled blue-green sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with author's signature gilt on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered gilt and green-through gilt, on spine; green and white head and tail bands; sprinkled edges; end-papers coated chocolate. Slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, and front end-papers cracking; neat contemporary signature on first binder's blank; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue: one of a presumably small number of copies imported.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Lady Byron vindicated. A History Of The Byron controversy From its beginning in 1816 to the present time. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1870. Super roy.16mo, printed in half sheets; pp.viii+328; limp royal blue patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered and with ornamented rule, gilt, on front cover; end-papers coated yellow. Slight cracking to front end-papers due to an original binding fault; original owner's name on half-title; slight foxing of edges and last two leaves; a virtually fine copy, nonetheless.

First English edition, published before January 22nd 1870. The American edition appears to have been issued a few days earlier. Blanck, 19456 refers; Wise, Byron bibliography, II, p.106. Includes a defensive letter from the English publisher which was not, of course, included in the American edition - on the basis of which one might suggest that the spine was left unlettered in order that the volume might be shelved without it being obvious what it was! Included in Part Three of the volume, following the actual work itself, is a section of Miscellaneous Documents in which is reprinted Stowe's article from the ‘Atlantic Monthly' (and, in England, ‘Macmillan's Magazine'), ‘The True Story of Lady Byron's Life', together with the letters to the Times from Lord Lindsay and Dr. Forbes Winslow attacking her article, which gave occasion for the present book; three poems and part of a letter by Byron; some letters from Lady Byron to H.C. Robinson, etc. In Britain the subject-matter was considered distasteful, and the English printing appears to have been relatively small.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Woman in sacred History. A series of sketches drawn from scriptural, Historical, and legendary Sources. Illustrated with fifteen chromo-lithographs, After paintings by Raphael, Batoni, Horace Vernet, Landelle, Koehler, Portaels, Vernet-Lecomte, Baader, Merle, and Boulanger: Printed by Monrocq, from stones executed By Jehenne, Paris. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, Crown Buildings, Fleet Street. New York: J.B. Ford and Co., 1874. Demy 4to; fine chromolithographic frontispiece and fourteen plates, laid on to leaves of thick white card printed with frames in red, tipped on to linen hinges and bound in, all with thin paper guards; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on back cover, very elaborately blocked black and gilt, embossed gilt and scarlet through black, lettered gilt and scarlet outlined gilt, gilt and scarlet outlined black, and black, and embossed with lettering, gilt, on front cover, ruled gilt, blocked black and gilt, lettered scarlet through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated pale yellow. Gilt a little rubbed on spine, and spine a trifle faded; one or two paper guards foxed; otherwise a very nice copy of a superb, and somewhat scarce, book.

Printed, apart from the plates, by Whittingham and Wilkins: presumably at the Chiswick Press. Precedes the American edition.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Life and letters Of Harriet Beecher Stowe Edited by Annie Fields. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1898 [i.e., 1897]. Binder's blank at front and back; advertisement leaf precedes photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+406+[ii]; olive green vertically fine ribbed cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Inscription dated ‘Xmas. 1897' on front end-paper; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy.

The copyright notice is dated 1897. That this was the actual date of issue is shown by the useful inscription on the front end-paper. In the advertisement leaf, this volume is described as ‘12mo'; it is in fact cr.8vo in size, and gathered in eights.

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STOWE (Harriet Beecher). Life and letters Of Harriet Beecher Stowe Edited by Annie Fields. Sampson Low, Marston & Company (Limited), 1898. Initial blank; half-title not called for; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end; pp.[viii]+406+[ii]; light olive green vertical rib effect cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and covers a little rubbed and dull; front end-papers cracked and marked; a little very light dusting in text; a very good copy nonetheless of an uncommon title.

First edition, English issue. Printed in America.

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STREET (G.S.). Miniatures And Moods. London: Published by David Nutt In the Strand, 1893. F'cap 8vo; bevelled iron grey glazed rough cloth, lettered gilt on spine, the imprint at foot of spine reading ‘D. NUTT'; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded; otherwise fine.

First edition, first issue. Scarce: the bulk of the sheets were taken over by John Lane, who issued them, in 1895, in a similar binding, but with the Bodley Head imprint on the spine, and with his half-title and title leaves tipped in before the originals.

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STREET (G.S.). Miniatures And Moods. London: John Lane, Vigo Street; New York: The Merriam Company, 1895. F'cap 8vo; tipped in conjugate Lane/Merriam half-title and title leaves precede otherwise identical bound in half-title and title leaves with imprint reading ‘London, Published by David Nutt, In the Strand, 1893'; bevelled iron grey glazed rough cloth, lettered gilt on spine, the imprint at foot of spine reading ‘BODLEY HEAD / AND / NEW YORK'; a.e. uncut. Spine slightly faded; otherwise fine.

First edition, second issue.

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STREET (G.S.). Quales Ego: A few remarks In particular And at large. London: John Lane At The Bodley Head; New York: The Merriam Company, 1896. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf and blank at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1896; Mercerised moiré metallic brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A fine copy.

From the library of Haldane Macfall, and bearing his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down.

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STREET (G.S.). Quales Ego: A few remarks In particular And at large. London: John Lane At The Bodley Head; New York: The Merriam Company, 1896. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf and blank at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1896; Mercerised moiré metallic brown cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Cloth minutely chipped at extreme headband, and end-papers a trifle foxed; otherwise a fine copy.



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STRICKLAND (Agnes). Lives Of The bachelor kings Of England By Agnes Strickland Author of ‘Lives of the Queens of England' And ‘Lives of the Queens of Scotland' Etc. London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1861. The right of translation is reserved by the Author. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title, on plate-paper, with tissue guard precede letterpress title; two steel-engraved plates, on plate-paper, with tissue guards; other illustrations in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+433+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertical wavy-grain deep lilac cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Light foxing to plates; some scattered light pencil scoring and notes; otherwise a very nice copy.

Written as a supplement to the ‘Lives of the Queen's of England' CBEL, III, p.897

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SULLIVAN (A.M.). New Ireland: Political sketches And Personal reminiscences Of Thirty Years of Irish Public Life. Ninth edition. Glasgow: Cameron & Ferguson, 88 West Nile Street; London: 4 Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, N.D. [?1882]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; three leaves publisher's advertisements (first page blank) precede title page; two leaves advertisements, probably integral, (first and last page blank, facing pages paged 12 and 13!) tipped in at end; pp.[ii]+[4]+[iii-viii+463+[i (blank)]+[11]-[14]; diagonally fine ribbed emerald green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; scarlet wool marker; end-papers coated chocolate. Very nice copy.

First published in two volumes by Sampson Low in 1877, the present edition includes a 69pp. supplement, headed ‘A sequel. (In four chapters)', dated from London, 22nd May, 1882. According to the publisher's advertisements they specialised in Irish fiction, books of Irish interest, pens, and the manufacture and wholesale supply of toilet paper. The paper here is of good quality, but very thin and crisp.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Notes on poems and Reviews. London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1866. One gathering, lge.12mo, sewn, last page blank; wrappers and end-papers not called for. Half-title lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Wise 36: the correct first edition, the printer's imprint on the verso of the title leaf reading ‘Savill and Edwards,' not ‘Savill, Edwards and Co.' as in the unacknowledged reprint. One of 1,000 copies thus. This true first edition is now very scarce, the reprint merely uncommon.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Essays and studies. London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1875. Advertisement leaf, blank on recto, precedes half-title; leaf blank except for publisher's large woodcut device on recto followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, undated, but listing this title as ‘In the press'; pp.[2]+[xiv]+380+[ii]; very dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt, lettered very dark green through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-fawn; binder's ticket of Leighton Son and Hodge (Ball, 53B) on back paste-down. Gilt of rule at head and tail of spine rubbed somewhat; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise 60. A volume too heavy for its binding, and in our experience now scarce, especially in nice state. One thousand copies were printed. Essays on Victor Hugo, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Morris's Life and Death of Jason, Matthew Arnold, Shelley, Byron, Coleridge, Ford, etc.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A Study of Shakespeare. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1880. The right of translation is reserved. Final leaf blank but for publisher's large woodcut device on recto; pp.[viii]+309+[i (blank)]+[ii]; three line Errata slip tipped in before first page of text; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end dated December, 1879; very dark blue-green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-fawn. Restorations to cloth at head and tail of spine, and slight marking of covers; otherwise a nice copy, largely unopened.

Wise, 63. One thousand copies were printed.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Miscellanies. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1886. (The right of translation is reserved) Sm.cr.8vo; leaf blank except for publisher's woodcut device at end; pp.[xii]+390+[ii]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue dated March, 1886 at end; dark grey-green buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine. Contemporary inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Printed on antique-toned paper. Wise, 80. One thousand copies were printed. Essays on Congreve, Collins, Wordsworth, Byron, Lamb, George Wither, Landor, Keats, Tennyson, Musset, Emily Brontë, Charles Reade, Mary Queen of Scots, ‘Sir Henry Taylor on Shelley', ‘Short Notes on English Poets', etc.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). A study Of Victor Hugo. Chatto & Windus, 1886. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf and leaf bearing publisher's device followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated January, 1886; vey dark green buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Very light damp-marking of covers; lower corner of blank, half-title, and title leaves very lightly stained by dye from cover; otherwise a nice copy of one of the scarcer regularly published Swinburne titles.

First issue, with the earliest catalogue. Wise, 81, failing to mention the initial blank. Only one thousand copies were printed: and the book evidently sold somewhat slowly, no second edition being called for until 1909.

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SWINBURNE (Algernon Charles). Studies In Prose and poetry. Chatto & Windus, 1894. Publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated Sept.1894; dark green buckram, ruled gilt on front cover and spine, blind on back cover, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Covers a trifle dull, and lightly damp-marked at corners; otherwise a very nice copy, largely unopened.

Wise, 101. One of 1,250 copies. Essays on Scott, Jowett, Herrick, Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher, Wilkie Collins, Whitman, Victor Hugo, ‘Tennyson or Darwin?', etc.

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[SWINBURNE (A.C.).]. Spenser By R.W. Church. Macmillan and Co., 1880. Seventh thousand; final blank preceded by 4pp. tipped in advertisements; white buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Covers darkened, cloth minutely chipped at head of spine, and label a little rubbed and chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

Inscribed on the half-title page in Swinburne's hand: ‘Isabel Swinburne / from her affectionate brother / A C Swinburne / Sept. 1880'.

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SYMONDS (J.A.). An introduction To the Study of Dante. Smith, Elder & Co., 1872. Lge.cr.8vo; frontispiece photograph, laid on to thick paper, with tissue guard; old rose buckram, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked black, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Covers slightly worn; a fine copy internally.



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SYMONDS (John Addington). Sketches In Italy and Greece. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1874. Extra cr.8vo; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[viii]+339+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; dark green smooth cloth ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth slightly bubbled on sides, and a trifle darkened; neat inscription dated April 1874 on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

Essays, including some reprinted from the ‘Cornhill Magazine' and the ‘Fortnightly Review'. Included at the end is a section of eight sonnets, translated from Petrarch.

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SYMONDS (John Adington). Renaissance in Italy: The revival of learning. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1877. Demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+546+[ii]; green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled black, blocked gilt, on front cover, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Nice copy.



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