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.

SYMONDS (John Addington). Shelley. Macmillan and Co., 1878. 4pp. tipped in publisher's advertisements on slightly thicker paper at end; cerise buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram cerise-through-black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and cerise-through-black on front cover, ruled and lettered up spine, black. Mottled fading/darkening of covers; some cracking of end-papers; inscriptions on back of front end-paper; otherwise nice.

Issued as the fourth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The first few titles were issued originally in cerise buckram instead of the later, more familiar, scarlet. The present copy is of the correct first issue, in cerise buckram, and with advertisements carrying reviews of Johnson, Scott, and Gibbon, announcing this volume as ‘Ready', Hume and Goldsmith as ‘In the Press', and nine other volumes as ‘arranged for'. This copy is sewn.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Sketches and studies In Italy. With a frontispiece. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. Extra cr.8vo; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard; two line errata on verso of Contents; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth a little bubbled, and black blocking and ruling somewhat faded; otherwise a nice copy, for the most part unopened.

Essays, for the most part reprinted from the ‘Cornhill Magazine' and the ‘Fortnightly Review'.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Sketches and studies In Italy. With a frontispiece. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1879. Extra cr.8vo; engraved frontispiece; two line errata on verso of Contents; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark green buckram ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Cloth a little bubbled, and black blocking and ruling somewhat faded; small neat restoration to cloth at head of front joint; light foxing of prelims.; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays, for the most part reprinted from the ‘Cornhill Magazine' and the ‘Fortnightly Review'.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). New Italian sketches. Copyright edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1884. Roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for [v.note]; pp.[iii]-326; white boards printed with repeating pattern in yellow, green, blue, and dark red, yapped fore-edges, white spine label printed in red and black; fore- and lower- edges uncut; red and pink head and tail bands, red silk marker. Spine slightly faded; marker detached; otherwise a fine copy.

Sketches selected from two volumes published earlier in England: "Sketches and Studies in Italy" (1879) and "Italian Byways" (1883), together with a Prefatory Note here first printed. There is no equivalent English edition. Leaf [1].7 is here a single inset, as is also 21.1, this being presumably the leaf allowed for as a half-title in the collation. Identical in format, though not in binding, with the ‘Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors' series, in which, however, it appears, at least in the present issue, not to have been included.

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SYMONDS (J.A.). Sir Philip Sidney. Macmillan and Co., 1886. Cr 8vo; 4pp. publisher's advertisements on text-paper tipped in at end; ivory buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Light marking of covers, and slight darkening of spine; label rubbed and slightly chipped; otherwise a fine copy.

A large paper copy, as always with this issue, sewn. The thirty-eighth volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series edited by John Morley, the advertisements listing only the first thirty-seven titles.

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SYMONDS (J.A.). Sir Philip Sidney. Macmillan and Co., 1886. Sewn; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements tipped in at end; 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. Very slight fading of spine, and very slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Issued as the thirty-eighth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters' under the general editorship of John Morley, the advertisements listing only the first thirty-seven titles.

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SYMONDS (J.A.). English Worthies Edited by Andrew Lang. Ben Jonson By John Addington Symonds. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Tall f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; grey buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device, and lettered, gilt on front cover, lettered black up spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey. Spine faded; end-papers and facing pages foxed; otherwise a very nice copy, largely unopened.

Issued as volume six of the ‘English Worthies' series. Among the volumes listed as in preparation is ‘Wellington', by R. Louis Stevenson! The prelims. of the present copy bear the publisher's presentation stamp in blind.

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[SYMONDS (John Addington).]. Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici, Urn Burial, Christian Morals, And other essays. Edited, with an Introduction By John addington Symonds. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1886. F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; vignette on half-title; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[xxxii]+262+[vi]; scarlet buckram, blocked and lettered black on front cover and spine, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine. Very nice copy.

Issued, in two simultaneous binding styles, as the sixth volume of ‘The Camelot Classics'.

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SYMONDS (John Addington And his daughter Margaret). Our life In The Swiss highlands. London and Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1892. Lge.cr.8vo; blank before half-title; photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard, three half-tone plates and one small illustration in text, all after photographs; 6pp. integral advertisements at end (the third signed ‘24'); pp.[2]+x+366+[vi]; dark yellow-green buckram ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated very dark chocolate. Extensive very light damp marking of front cover; very slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

The Oliver Brett, Viscount Esher, copy, bearing Brett's engraved armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.28, 72, and 126.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). In the key of blue and Other prose essays. London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane, Vigo Street; New York, Macmillan & Company, 1893. Title-page printed in cerise and black; integral blank, followed by publisher's 16pp. catalogue, on text-paper, at end, dated 1892-3; light blue buckram, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on sides with a design of stylised lilly-of-the-valley, laurel, etc., blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut; binder's ticket of Leighton, Son and Hodge on back paste-down (not recorded by Ball, but apparently a combination of 53C and 53F, having the wording of the second but being otherwise as the first, except for the paper colour, which matches that of the end-papers). Slight bruising to head and tail of spine, and cloth of spine a little faded and with one small faint mark; very light marginal embrowning throughout, as almost always with this volume; otherwise a nice copy.

This copy exemplifies the scarce first state of what Nelson has described as Charles Ricketts' "most bizarre excursion into the elaborate realm of art nouveau design", most copies having been issued in an otherwise similar ivory cloth. The present colour is said to have been objected to by the designer, who forsaw comments about ‘Reckitt's Blue' (a well-known optical whitener for laundry at the time), and, according to Nelson, it was used only for a trial issue (v. ‘The Early Nineties', pp.74 - 5). The binding was executed by Henry Leighton, whose monogram, together with that of Ricketts, appears on the sides. The use of a binder's ticket on the back end-paper at the date is extremely unusual, and must have been something of a ‘one-off': it postdates by some sixteen years any example recorded by Ball on a Leighton binding. The publisher's catalogue here is exceptionally interesting, not only for the fullness with which it gives details of the bindings, designs, and print orders of Mathews and Lane's books, but also because it includes a number of items transferred from other publishers: among these are the original (Moxon) editions of ‘A Welcome' (1863) and ‘Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington' (1853), by Tennyson! Babington, 56; Nelson, 55; Stetz and Lasner, 25, Krishnamurti, 642; van Capelleveen, Checklist of Books designed by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon, 810.

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SYMONDS (John Addington). In the key of blue and Other prose essays. London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane, Vigo Street; New York, Macmillan & Company, 1893. Title-page printed in cerise and black; integral blank, followed by publisher's 16pp. catalogue, on text-paper, at end, dated 1892-3; ivory buckram, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on sides with a design of stylised lilly-of-the-valley, laurel, etc., blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine neatly restored at head- and tail- bands, with loss of three letters of imprint; some over-all embrowning of cloth; very light marginal embrowning throughout; otherwise a nice copy.

Second state of binding, a few copies having previously been made up in blue cloth, which is said not to have been liked by Charles Ricketts, the designer of the volume. The publisher's catalogue here is exceptionally interesting, not only for the fullness with which it gives details of the bindings, designs, and print orders of Mathews and Lane's books, but also because it includes a number of items transferred from other publishers: among these are the original (Moxon) editions of ‘A Welcome' (1863) and ‘Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington' (1853), by Tennyson!

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SYMONDS (John Addington). Walt Whitman: A study. With portrait and four illustrations. London, John C. Nimmo, 14 King William Street, Strand, 1893. Super roy.8vo; two blanks before half-title; collotype frontispiece and four plates (one in buff and black), all with tissue guards; title-page printed in red and black; two blanks at end; pp.[4]+xxxv+[i (blank)]+160+[iv]; quarter navy blue buckram, midnight blue buckram sides, cream paper spine label printed in black; a.e. uncut; text-paper end-papers. Fine copy.

An important early book on Whitman in which Symonds explores the erotic impulse in his poetry. One of an edition limited to 208 numbered copies printed on large Arnold's Unbleached Hand-made Paper, watermarked 1892. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.xii, xvi, xxii, and xxviii.

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SYMONS (Arthur). An Introduction To The study of Browning. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. Half-title not called for; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end dated 5 G. 9.86 and 8pp. dated 5 B. 9.86; green bevelled buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated dark brown. Spine slightly rubbed; name cut from upper margin of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

The author's first book, dedicated to George Meredith.

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SYMONS (Arthur). An Introduction To The study of Browning. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. Half-title not called for; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end dated 5 G. 10.86 and 8pp. dated 5 B. 10.86; green bevelled buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated matt very dark brown. Spine slightly rubbed at head and tail-bands; early signature on upper margin of title-page; prelims. and last leaves of catalogue very lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The author's first book, dedicated to George Meredith. Copies usually seen have the catalogues dated September instead of October as here

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SYMONS (Arthur). An Introduction To The study of Browning. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. Half-title not called for; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end dated 5 G. 7.87 and 8pp. dated 5 B. 7.87; green bevelled buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Spine slightly worn at head and tail-bands; inscription on upper portion of dedication leaf; prelims. and last leaves of catalogue foxed; otherwise in general a nice copy.

The author's first book, dedicated to George Meredith. The book is also seen with the catalogue dated September or October 1886.

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SYMONS (Arthur). Studies in two Literatures. Leonard Smithers, Royal Arcade: Old Bond Street, London W, 1897. Lge.post 8vo; integral advertisement leaf precedes half-title; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.xii+310+[ii]; black buckram lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Edges slightly foxed, and a little very light foxing of prelims. and last few leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. Essays on Shakespeare, Massinger, Day, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Patmore, Pater, Zola, Richard Jefferies, James Thomson, Thomas Gordon Hake, Stevenson, John Addington Symonds, Gautier, Murger, Benjamin Constant, Maupassant, Anatole France, Huysmans, Jarry, etc.

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TAYLOR (Bayard). Travels In Greece and Russia, With an Excursion to Crete. New York: G.P. Putnam, 115 Nassau Street, 1859. Sm.cr.8vo format, in twelves; half-title not called for; binder's blank at front; steel engraved frontispiece by J. Duthie after a drawing by the author, with tissue guard, and vignette title-page precede letterpress title-page; 8pp. integral advertisements at end, the last a single inset leaf of thicker paper, but continuing the numbering; pp.[viii]+426+8; old rose fine-bead-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers faced grey-green. Very slight wear to extremities of spine; prelims. rather foxed, and a little scattered foxing elsewhere; small stain on one lower margin lightly offset onto facing page; margins of a couple of leaves a little wrinkled due to an original paper fault; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed on at least three different paper stocks, that of the prelims. having remained white, the other two toning to different uniform shades of buff. Blanck, 19663: variant with the final blank (conjugate with the inset advertisement leaf) excised, and with a single binder's blank at the front. Blanck records copies only in an otherwise similar cloth of either black or slate colour, rather than the old rose of the copy offered here.

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TAYLOR (Henry, author of "Philip van Artevelde"). Notes from life In Six essays. John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1847. Lge.12mo; leaf bearing authorial note with conjugate advertisement leaf, followed by inserted leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[xii]+192+[iv]; vertically fine ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated peach; binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds on back paste-down. Nice copy.

CBEL, III, p.308. A book, scarce today, which had reached its fourth edition by 1854.

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[TENNYSON (Alfred, Lord).]. Alfred Lord Tennyson. A memoir By his son. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897. 2 Vols., med.8vo; sepiatone photogravure portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, in each volume, eleven other plates and one facsimile on text-paper in volume one, ten in volume two, reproduced by a variety of processes, those in photogravure being in sepia, and with tissue guards; pp.[xxiv]+516; [viii]+[552]; Corrigenda slip tipped in before first page of text in volume one; green fine diaper cloth, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight wear to cloth at tail of spine in one volume, and spine slightly darkened; otherwise a nice copy.

An essential source book for Tennyson studies, including much unpublished material, both by Tennyson himself, and by his friends, and members of his circle, including Dickens, the Brownings, G.H. Lewes, Edward Fitzgerald, Disraeli, Gladstone, Queen Victoria, Jowett, Palgrave, Tyndall, Macready, Charles Kingsley, etc., etc., etc.

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TERRY (Charles). Scenes and thoughts In foreign lands. London, William Pickering, 1848. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.xii+402; very dark green fine-diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut. Paper label slightly rubbed, and lacking the front free end-paper; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Essentially diary entries of the author's travels: two trips occupying together some six years and taking in Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, Aden, Ceylon, India, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, etc., with comments on social, historical, geographical, and religious aspects of the lands and seas across which he passed. "Travellers would do well not to be too dainty when they visit warm latitudes, for it mars much enjoyment when they are so. Unquestionably there are some quarters in Genoa as filthy, in every sense of the word, as need be imagined; but delicate-nerved people are not compelled to visit them." p.146, with reference to Dickens' comments on Genoa in ‘Pictures from Italy'. The Genoese, apparently, were not amused by Dickens' book.

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THACKERAY (Miss [Anne], i.e., Mrs Richmond Ritchie). A book of sibyls: Mrs Barbauld Miss Edgeworth Mrs Opie Miss Austen. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1883. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+229+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled brown buckram, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind, on back cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Virtually a fine copy.

The cover design is among the most eccentric we can remember having seen.

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THACKERAY (Miss [Anne], i.e., Mrs Richmond Ritchie). A book of sibyls: Mrs Barbauld Miss Edgeworth Mrs Opie Miss Austen. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1883. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+229+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled brown buckram, ruled, and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind, on back cover, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Neat restoration to cloth at head of spine, and slight wear to cloth at tail; library label removed from front cover, leaving very slight traces; faint ownership inscription in ink on upper margin of title-page, and a few light pencilled notes passim; otherwise a nice copy.

At one point owned by a neighbour of Anne Thackeray's, the inscription on the title-page reading ‘Margaret Kennedy 14 Hyde Park Gate April/91', then later by Anne and F.G. Renier, whose small book-label is on the front paste-down, the initials ‘AR' on the back of the back end-paper identifying it in fact as Anne's. The pencilled notes are in a hand that we have not identified, and are mainly concerned with literals in the text (p.29, l.8, ‘Mrs.' for ‘Mr.'; p.101, l.2, ‘a simple story' all in lower case and without single inverted commas; p.111, l.4, ‘did suit' for ‘did not suit'; p.158, l.11, single inverted comma lacking before ‘it'). The cover design is among the most eccentric we can remember having seen.

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[THACKERAY (Miss], i.e., Anne Ritchie). Records Of Tennyson, Ruskin And Browning. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Super royal 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and red; blank at end; off-white buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; cream laid end-papers; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back end-paper. Spine moderately embrowned, sides less so; end-papers foxed; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of seventy five numbered large-paper copies, printed upon Dickinson hand-made paper. A finely produced book.

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[THACKERAY (William Makepeace)]. The Paris sketch book: By Mr. Titmarsh. With numerous designs by the author, on Copper and wood. Vol.I [II]. London: John Macrone, 1, St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, 1840. 2 Vols., lge.12mo, printed in half sheets; half-titles not called for; frontispiece and five plates in each volume; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; imprint leaf at end of volume two; claret fine diaper cloth framed blind on sides with rules and blocking, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to corners in volume one, (?)and end-papers renewed with matching paper; head of spine in volume two a little worn, slit in cloth at head of back joint neatly repaired, and small faded streak in cloth of back cover; later plates uniformly embrowned as usual due to the inferior quality of the paper used; otherwise a very nice copy.

Probable first binding and first state of text, with the imprint leaf present in volume two and the title to that volume an additional inset leaf. Copies of this work in the original cloth, as here, are now distinctly scarce. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.30, 140, 164, 171, and 258 in volume one; pp.64, 94, 105, 253, and 283 in volume two. This title not in Sadleir or Wolff. A mixture of fiction, sketches, and poems. The author's first substantial book.

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[THACKERAY (William Makepeace).]. An Essay on the genius Of George Cruikshank. With numerous illustrations of his works. (From the Westminster Review, No.LXVI.) With additional etchings. Henry Hooper, 13 Pall Mall East, 1840. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece and eleven lithographic plates after etchings (transferred to stone and printed by Mr. Jobbins), and five steel-engravings (printed from the original plates by Mr. Yates); thirty-eight woodcuts in the text printed variously by Mr. S. Bentley and Messrs. Whitehead; pp.[2]+ii+59+[i (blank)]; early full natural calf, ruled and tooled gilt, spine with five raised bands, black label, inner gilt dentelles; a.e.g.; end-papers faced navy blue. Recently rebacked with new spine label; end-papers strengthened at gutters, and a little rubbed. Otherwise a nice copy.

Issued originally in vertically fine ribbed sage green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt up spine, and with end-papers coated yellow (though a secondary binding of red pebble-grain cloth is also known). It had the misfortune to provide one of the earliest examples of a caoutchouc binding - a process only introduced in 1839 - with the result that examples in the original dress are consequently scarce. Cohn, 789; Van Duzer, 61. In the present copy the plate ‘Philoprogenitiveness' is present. According to Van Duzer, it is often absent: the steel having possibly been damaged.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). The Second funeral of Napoleon: In Three Letters To Miss Smith, of London. And The chronicle of the drum. By Mr. M.A. Titmarsh. London: Hugh Cunningham, St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, 1841. Cr.16mo in half-sheets; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and three inserted plates, on text-paper, the last of them only included in the pagination; integral advertisement leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.[iv]+122+[ii]; brownish-grey wrappers, the front wrapper printed in black with an illustration by the author not otherwise appearing in the volume; issued without end-papers. Nice copy.

The book was advertised by John Macrone for publication in December 1840, but he died, apparently before it had been printed, and it was taken over by Hugh Cunningham. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped-in to face pp.40, 58, and 60. Unlike the cover design, they are not by Thackeray. This is the correct first printing (Van Duzer, 193): the text on a white, slightly rough, paper stock, and with brownish-grey wrappers the illustration on the front wrapper showing six short lines of shading on Napoleon's cheek; an inscription appears beneath the frontispiece; and the thirteenth line on p.120 has five asterisks. A facsimile exists (Van Duzer, 194), printed apparently in America around 1900, on a smooth, slightly glossy, paper stock (impossible for 1841), with some tendency to embrown; with blue grey wrappers, the illustration on which carries only four (or fewer) short lines of shading on Napoleon's cheek; a frontispiece which has no inscription beneath it; and only four asterisks at the thirteenth line on p.120. The plates in the facsimile lack sharpness.

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THACKERAY (W[illiam] M[akepeace]). The English humourists Of the Eighteenth century. A Series of Lectures, Delivered in England, Scotland, and the United States of America. Smith, Elder, & Co. 65, Cornhill. Bombay: Smith, Taylor, & Co., 1853. Integral Errata leaf at end of prelims.; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated June 1853; light and very dark blue marbled fine ripple grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated reddish brown. Front end-paper lacking, but in general a nice copy.

The only edition with this text, the reprint of the same year being revised. Van Duzer, 59.

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[THACKERAY (William Makepeace).]. [Caption title:] The Four Georges. Sketches of manners, morals, court and town life. Pages extracted from The Cornhill Magazine, July-October, 1860. Three engraved plates and numerous illustrations in the text; Edwardian half green crushed Levant morocco; a.e.g. A near fine copy.

The first appearance of this work.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The four Georges: Sketches of manners, morals, court And town life. With illustrations. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1861. Half-title and title leaves conjugate, tipped in; frontispiece, and one other plate with tissue guard; numerous other illustrations on text-paper; imprint leaf at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated November, 1861; dark yellow-green morocco cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges lightly trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Very nice copy.

First Englist edition, first issue: with a subtitle on the title-page, and with the November catalogue. The plate is tipped in to face p.59.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). The four Georges: [sic]. With illustrations. Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1861. Half-title and title leaves conjugate, tipped in; frontispiece and one other plate, with tissue guards; numerous other illustrations on text-paper; imprint leaf at end, followed by 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue dated December, 1861; dark yellow-green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges lightly trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Very nice copy.

The second issue, without a subtitle on the title-page, and with the December catalogue. The plate is tipped in to face p.59.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Roundabout papers. Reprinted from "The Cornhill Magazine." With illustrations. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1863. Engraved frontispiece, and one plate with tissue guard, two illustrations on text-paper arranged as plates, and numerous other illustrations on text paper; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated November, 1862; violet wavy grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale caramel. Slight foxing of prelims., and one or two leaves a trifle proud, but a nice copy.

Van Duzer 189, not noting variants. In this copy p.266 is misnumbered 226, apparently as always; but p.246 is correctly numbered (some copies lack the ‘2'). The first state of text, and the first issue, with the earliest catalogue.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Roundabout papers. Reprinted from "The Cornhill Magazine." With illustrations. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1863. Engraved frontispiece and one plate, both with tissue guards, two illustrations on text-paper arranged as plates, and numerous other illustrations on text paper; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated December, 1862; violet wavy grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale caramel. A fine copy.

Van Duzer 189, not noting variants. In this copy p.266 is misnumbered 226, apparently as always; but p.246 is correctly numbered (some copies lack the ‘2'). The first state of text, but the second issue, Copies sometimes being seen with a catalogue dated November, 1862.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Roundabout papers. Reprinted from "The Cornhill Magazine." With illustrations. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1863. Engraved frontispiece, three plates, and nineteen illustrations on text paper; violet wavy grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, and slight general fading of cloth; end-papers recently renewed with grey paper; otherwise a nice copy.

Van Duzer 189, not noting variants. In this copy, p.266 is misnumbered 226, apparently as always; p.246 is misnumbered 46. The second state of text, and a later issue, without a catalogue.

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[THACKERAY (William Makepeace).]. Thackeray The Humourist and the man of letters. The Story Of his Life and literary labours, Including A selection from his characteristic speeches, now for The first time gathered together. By Theodore Taylor, Esq., Membre de la Société des Gens de Lettres. To which is added In Memoriam - By Charles Dickens, And A sketch by Anthony Trollope. With portrait and illustrations. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 443 & 445 Broadway, 1864. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; frontispiece after George Cruikshank, one inserted facsimile (of Thackeray's hand-writing) on antique-toned paper; other illustrations in text; final blank; pp.[viii]+242+[ii]; puce fine-morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of spine expertly restored at extreme head and tail with matching cloth; spine just a trifle dull and faded; very slight shelf-wear to corners; small defect to front end-paper due to an original production fault; otherwise a fine, crisp, copy.

Written in fact by John Camden Hotten, the publisher of the English edition, under a pseudonym. For unexplained reasons, the Preface is here signed ‘T.T.T.' instead of ‘T.T.' A reprint of the English edition up to p.223, the remaining nineteen pages including the ‘In Memoriam' by Dickens and the sketch by Trollope, both of which are reprinted from the ‘Cornhill Magazine' and here make their first appearance in book form.

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[THACKERAY (William Makepeace).]. Thackerayana: Notes and anecdotes. Illustrated by Hundreds of Sketches By William Makepeace Thackeray, Depicting Humorous Incidents in his School Life, and Favourite Scenes and Characters in the Books of his Every-day Reading. Chatto & Windus, 1875. Lge.post 8vo; frontispiece and four plates in full colour, and nearly 600 illustrations on text-paper, all by Thackeray; imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue; pp.xx+494+[ii]+32; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark red cloth, ruled black, blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt and dark red through gilt on spine, ruled and blocked blind on back cover; t.e.g., others rough trimmed. A nice copy.

Technically the second edition, the first having been suppressed upon publication as it included unauthorised copyright material. The present reprint, issued the same year, is revised, whilst the frontispiece and the plates, which face pp.89, 114, 122, and 472, here make their appearance for the first time. The text was written by J. Grego.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). The Orphan of Pimlico And other sketches, fragments And drawings. With some notes by Anne Isabella Thackeray. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1876 [i.e., December, 1875]. Roy.4to; lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous plates (nine being printed in black and one or two colours) from drawings by Thackeray; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[x (excluding frontispiece)]+92ll. of text and plates, unfoliated; quarter black morocco faced basil, blocked and lettered gilt on spine, ruled gilt on sides, glazed grey boards, printed on front board in pink; t.e.g., others uncut. Backstrip mostly lacking; a little scattered light foxing and dusting passim; in general a nice copy nonetheless of a book that is now becoming difficult to find.



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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). Miscellaneous essays Sketches and reviews. With illustrations by the author. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1885. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; ten plates; pp.x+468; green beaded linen-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked with Thackeray's monogram blind on front cover, ruled and blocked blind, ruled and lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight bruising of covers; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

Articles, essays, sketches, a lecture, and some fiction, for the most part published originally in Fraser's Magazine and Punch, and here first collected. The fiction includes the story ‘Bluebeard's Ghost'. First issued as a supplementary volume to the 1867-9 edition of the Works, with which, not surprisingly, it is but seldom found. The present separate issue differs from the first by being in a different grain of cloth, having the monogram on the front cover blocked in blind instead of gilt, white end-papers instead of black coated ones, and being without the series title. A further supplementary volume was issued the next year. The plates are at the end. CBEL, III, p.429.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). Sultan Stork And other stories and sketches By William Makepeace Thackeray (1829-1844) Now first collected To which is added The Bibliography of Thackeray Revised and considerably enlarged. London, George Redway, York-street, Covent Garden, 1887. Med.8vo; diagonally fine-ribbed blue green cloth, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, ruled gilt on spine, and with seven black rules in three groups on spine and front cover; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Fine copy.

Includes also two letters from A.C. Swinburne, here first published. The ‘sketches' include ‘Dickens in France', which contains an extended account of a French theatrical version of Nicholas Nickleby, and its reception. The Bibliography is by Richard Herne Shepherd. The probable first binding. Van Duzer, 211.

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THACKERAY (William Makepeace). Sultan Stork And other stories and sketches By William Makepeace Thackeray (1829-1844) Now first collected To which is added The Bibliography of Thackeray Revised and considerably enlarged. London, George Redway, York-street, Covent Garden, 1887. Med.8vo; pp.[xx]+268; horizontally ribbed dark yellow green cloth, lettered gilt on spine and front cover, ruled gilt on spine, and with four blind rules in two groups on spine and front cover; end-papers coated black. Virtually fine copy.

Includes also two letters from A.C. Swinburne, here first published. The ‘sketches' include ‘Dickens in France', which contains an extended account of a French theatrical version of Nicholas Nickleby, and its reception. The Bibliography is by Richard Herne Shepherd. The probable third binding.

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THACKERAY (W[illiam] M[akepeace].). A Collection of letters Of W.M. Thackeray, 1847-1855. With portraits and reproductions of Letters and drawings. Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1887. Cr.4to; blank before half-title; engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, twelve illustrations or facsimiles in the text, 10pp. double-sided facsimiles, and seventeen other plates or facsimiles, all but two being inserted; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements on text paper at end; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine and front cover; end-papers coated dark greyish brown; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Slight rubbing of spine; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Precedes both the appearance of these letters in Scribner's Magazine, and the American edition, though printed from the American plates.

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THACKERAY (W.M.). Loose sketches. An eastern adventure, etc. With a frontispiece by John Leech. Frank T. Sabin, 118, Shaftesbury Avenue, W., 1894. Engraved frontispiece with loose tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; fly-title to advertisements, reverse blank, followed by 9pp. integral advertisements, and 3pp. blank at end; pp.xii+113+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]+9+[iii]; light sage green coarse buckram blocked with ‘MWT' monogram, gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded, and gilt on spine a little rubbed; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an issue limited to 500 copies on Abbey Mills laid paper of a total edition of 600. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Four pieces written for ‘The Britannia' newspaper in 1841, three of which are here first reprinted (the fourth having been reprinted separately in a small edition for Ye Sette of Odd Volumes in 1891). Van Duzer, 119.

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THIRLWALL (Connop). Primitiae; Or, Essays and poems On various subjects, Religious, Moral and entertaining. By Connop Thirlwall, Eleven years of age, Dedicated, by Permission, to the Lord Bishop of Dromore. The preface by his father, The Rev. Thomas Thirlwall, M.A., Minister of Tavistock Chapel, Broad-Court, Long-Acre, Lecturer of St. Dunstan, Stepney, and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Dromore. Printed for the Author, By T. Plummer, Seething-Lane, 1809. F'cap 8vo, pp.[xvi]+230+xvi+[2]; half-title not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece; subscription list, followed by errata leaf bearing advertisements on verso, at end; quarter cream paper, grey boards; a.e. uncut. Backstrip lacking, corners worn, and paper covering of boards somewhat chipped; very light foxing of frontispiece; otherwise a nice copy.

The bulk of the volume is prose, consisting mostly of essays on religious themes, written from the age of seven onwards, but the latest piece is an eighteen page fairy story on the Arabian model. The last forty-three pages of the text consists of verse written in Thirlwall's eleventh year. The writing throughout is of a surprisingly high standard, and though naturally dependent upon models, shows some acuteness of observation, particularly in the verse descriptions of local life and characters. According to The Rev. Thirlwall's Preface, all of his son's writing was spontaneous. Five hundred and sixty two copies of the volume were subscribed for.

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THOMSON (J.). G. Leopardi. Twelve Dialogues Translated by J. Thomson. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Stationers' Hall Court. Manchester: J. Brook and Co., 33, Hopwood Avenue, 1893. Three line errata on verso of Contents leaf; cerise smooth cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled blind on back cover; end-papers coated cerise. Near fine copy.

Printed in Manchester, by Brook.

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THOMSON (James (B.V.).). Satires And Profanities. (With a Preface by G.W. Foote.) Progressive Publishing Company, 28 Stonecutter Street, E.C., 1884. Half-title not called for; bevelled dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated cream. A very nice copy.



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THOMSON (James ['B.V.'].). Selections from Original Contributions by James Thomson to "Cope's Tobacco Plant". Printed and Published at the Office of "Cope's Tobacco Plant", Liverpool, 1889. 6pp. publisher's advertisements before title-page; 8pp. at end; half-title and title printed in red and black; frontispiece portrait and facsimile of ms. with loose tissue guards; fore- and lower- edges uncut; fawn wrappers, cut flush at top-edges, printed in black, brown, red, and gold on sides, in black up spine. A near fine unopened copy. Scarce, especially thus.

Issued as No.3 of Cope's Smoke Room Booklets.

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TIMBS (John, F.S.A.). Anecdote biography. William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Henry Fuseli, Sir Thomas Lawrence, And J.M.W. Turner. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1860. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title, this and the conjugate half-title being of specially thick, fine, paper; four steel-engraved plates with tissue guards; advertisement page at end; pp.xvi (including half-title and title leaves)+387+[i]; burgundy horizontal straight-grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale grey-green; binder's ticket of ‘Westley's & Co.' on back paste-down. Spine slightly dulled and faded; otherwise a nice copy.

There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.1, 95, 179, and 228. The advertisement offers a similar volume dealing with Pitt and Burke.

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TINSLEY (William). Random recollections Of an old publisher. With portrait of the author. In two volumes. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd; Bournemouth: Bright's, Ltd., The Arcade, (All rights reserved), 1900. 2 Vols., Demy 8vo; Lemerciergravure frontispiece to volume one; pp.xvi+368; [iii]-xiv+344; publisher's Notice, printed in red, tipped in before Contents in volume one; vertically fine ribbed olive green cloth lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Insignificant restorations to cloth at extreme headbands; slight marking towards tail of spine in volume one; inscription removed from each front end-paper, leaving slight thinning; otherwise a very nice copy.

The portrait was printed in Paris, the text in Bournemouth. William Tinsley founded the firm of Tinsley Bothers in 1858 together with his brother Edward, after whose death in 1866 the firm seems to have begun its slow decline. The present Recollections are very random and gossipy, but contain a good measure of fact as well as of opinion concerning both major and minor figures in the literary and theatrical fields in the latter half of the nineteenth century, much of which is not available elsewhere. Writers recollected include: Capt. G.A. Lawrence, ‘Ouida', Richard Jefferies, Joseph Hatton, Emma Robinson, Mrs. Riddell, James Payn, W.H. Ainsworth, Mrs. Norton, W.S. Gilbert (and W.H. Smith), Thomas Hardy, Mrs. Henry Wood, George Meredith, Edmund Yates and Mrs. Hoey, Sir Richard and Lady Burton, G.A. Sala, Henry S. Leigh, J.R. Planché, H.J. Byron, Alfred Austin, A.C. Swinburne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, the two James Grants, ‘Andrew Halliday' (Duff), Albert Smith, William Black, Clark Russell, Frederick and James Greenwood, Justin McCarthy, Shirley Brooks, Louis Wingfield, Augustus and Henry Mayhew, Horace St. John, Henry Kingsley, Chas Dickens (brief mention only), E.L. Blanchard, John Oxenford, Mortimer Collins, E.P. Hingston, G.R. Sims, J.S. Le Fanu, "Arthur Sketchley" (George Rose), Dr. Charles Mackay, Annie Thomas (Mrs. Pendr Cudlip), Florence Marryat, Pierce Egan, Charles Gibbon, Isobel Fyvie, Mrs. B.H. Buxton, Jean Ingelow, Oliver Maddox Brown, W.H. Wills, ‘Rita' (Mrs. Otto Booth), Mrs. Lovett Cameron, Mrs. Molesworth, Annie Edwards, Sir Randal Roberts, Bart., William Gilbert, Edmund Downey, Richard Dowling, Mrs. Alexander Fraser, Mrs. Lynn Lynton, etc.; artists: Creswick, Mulready, Elizabeth Thompson, etc.; theatrical personalities: J.L. Toole, Leigh Murray, George Belmore, Frank Matthews, Charles James Matthews, the two George Honeys, Henry Russell, Sam Emory, Harry Cox, Robert Romer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean and company, Nelson Lee; the managers Samuel Phelps, Mrs. Sara Lowe, Frederick Harrison and Augustus Harris, etc., whilst there are sections on conjuring and conjurors, the degeneration of pantomime, theatrical benefits, contractual negotiations via Wilkie Collins's solicitors and the agreements for the first two editions of ‘The Moonstone', Bohemians and the Bohenian, The Savage Club, Punch, The Examiner, The Athenaeum, The Saturday Review, and London theatres (mainly East End or Southbank, such as The Eagle Tavern, The Grecian Theatre, The Standard Theatre, City of London Theatre, The Britannia Theatre, The Garrick Theatre, The Surrey Theatre, etc). Also included are unpublished letters from J.L. Toole, James Payn, J.R. Planché, H.J. Byron, William Black, Clark Russell, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and Edmund Yates, as well as original work by Andrew Halliday and Shirley Brooks.

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TOLSTOI (Count Lyof N.). What to do? Thoughts evoked by the census Of Moscow. Translated from the Russian By Isabel F. Hapgood. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 13 Astor Place, 1887. Binder's blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements, and integral blank at end, followed by binder's blank; apple green buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers printed florally apple green. A nice copy.

With the signature of Melvin P. Hapgood, the date ‘Oct.12-'87' on the first binder's blank, and his book plate on the front paste-down. Presumably an association copy. Besides the title piece, the volume contains also ‘Article on the Census in Moscow'; ‘On the Significance of Science and Art'; ‘On Labour and Luxury'; and ‘To Women'. According to the Translator's Note, the first half of the volume derives from a manuscript source, and is thus based on a text not submitted to the Russian Censor. First edition in English, and possibly the first publication anywhere of the uncensored portion of the text, though a Russian edition printed in Geneva may have precedence.

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TOLSTOI (Count Leo). The kingdom of God Is within you: Or, Christianity not as a mystical doctrine, But as a new life-conception. Authorised Translation from the Original Russian MS. by A. Delano. (Copyright.) Walter Scott, Ltd., 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1894. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine-ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Some neat marginal notes, mainly in ink (v. below); otherwise a nice copy.

Originally Norman Leys copy. Some half a dozen pages bear more or less extensive neat marginal notes in his hand. The front end-paper carries a presentation inscription dated 1897 from Leys to Theodore Fyfe.

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TOLSTOI (Count Leo). The kingdom of God Is within you: Or, Christianity not as a mystical doctrine, But as a new life-conception. Authorised Translation from the Original Russian MS. by A. Delano. (Copyright.) Walter Scott, Ltd., 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1894. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end; diagonally fine-ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. Gilt a little dull on spine; some neat marginal notes, mainly in pencil; otherwise a nice copy.



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TOLSTOY (Leo). Modern Science. William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1896]. One gathering, double cr.16mo, wire-stitched into pale pink wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without half-title or end-papers. In general a nice copy.

Issued as No.11 of The Bijou Library, this being the latest volume listed on the outside back wrapper. Published at 1d.

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TOLSTOY (Leo). Guy de Maupassant. Translated from the Russian. Conformed to the original by V. Tchertkoff. Brotherhood Publishing Company, 26, Paternoster Square, 1898. Med.16mo, gathered in quarter sheets; blank, and leaf bearing advertisement on verso, precede half-title page, two integral advertisement leaves, followed by two blanks at end, the initial and final blanks serving as paste-downs; reddish-brown embossed paper wrappers, textured to look like vertically grained rough hewn redwood, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. A near fine copy.

Issued as volume No.1 in the ‘East and West Series', and published at sixpence.

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TOLSTOY (Leo). Stop and think! Also a Letter on the peace Conference. By the same author. Brotherhood Publishing Company, 26, Paternoster Square, 1899. Med.16mo, gathered in quarter sheets; blank, and leaf bearing advertisement on verso, precede half-title page, three integral advertisement leaves, followed by blank at end, the initial and final blanks serving as paste-downs; reddish-brown embossed paper wrappers, textured to look like vertically grained rough hewn redwood, lettered gilt on front cover; a.e. uncut. A fine, unopened, copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘East and West Series'. According to a note by the translator, E.J.W. Warren, the translation is from Tolstoy's second, French, version of the essay, rather than from the 1893 Russian one.

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[TOLSTOY (Leo)]. Leo Tolstoy: The Grand Mujik. A study in personal evolution By G.H. Perris. With a Prefatory Note by F. Volkhovsky, Portrait, And Bibliography. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square, 1898. Half-tone frontispiece; 4pp. integral advertisements, followed by 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements on text-paper, at end; light green art-linen blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of early prelims., but a nice copy.

The bibliography confines itself to an attempt to date the first printed appearances of Tolstoy's works in Russia, though some were first published elsewhere, and some "circulated in manuscript or lithographed and hektographed copies" within Russia "before formal printing and publication." It was compiled with the assistance of of native sources, including that of "Mr. Birukhoff, one of Count Tolstoy's publisher-managers", and represents the earliest such attempt at a bibliography.

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[TONNA] (Charlotte Elizabeth). The Happy Mute: Or, The dumb child's appeal. By Charlotte Elizabeth. Fourth edition, enlarged. London: L.B. Seeley and Sons: William Curry jun. and Co. and Robertson And Co. Dublin, 1835. Sm.12mo in half-sheets, stabbed and sewn as a single gathering; half-title not called for; one large folding plate (v. note); pp.53+[i (advertisements)]; grey-green paper wrappers printed in black; issued without free end-papers. Small chip to fore-margin of front wrapper, not affecting printed area, and short tear to blank upper margin of folding plate; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Published in aid of the Juvenile Association for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. According to the publisher's Advertisement to the Second Edition present in this copy, apart from a handful of complementary copies sent to the author, the first edition, of 4,000 copies, published in January 1833, was circulated only in Ireland. The edition was exhausted within three weeks, and a Second Edition of 6,000 copies printed, expanded by the addition of the Advertisement. The present Fourth Edition, Enlarged includes a large folding plate illustrating "The Two-handed, or English Manual Alphabet for the Deaf and Dumb", together with a page of text explaining the letters represented dynamically (H, J, and the vowels). The booklet ran to at least seven printings, all of which are now rare. COPAC records only six copies altogether: Trinity College Dublin and the Wellcome Library each have a copy of the first edition, the British Library has copies of the fourth and seventh, and Liverpool and Birmingham copies of the second. The third, fifth, and sixth are unrecorded. Not in Sadleir; this title not in the extensive Wolff collection of her works. Based on the life of John Britt, an Irish child from a poor family, who died in infancy.

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[TONNA] (Charlotte Elizabeth). Glimpses of the Past By Charlotte Elizabeth. Printed for R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside, And sold by L. & G. Seeley, Fleet Street, London, 1839. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine wood-engraved title-page on text-paper, with tissue guard, precedes letterpress title-page; pp.[viii]+368; veryfine diaper puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. A fine copy.

This title not in the extensive Wolff collection. Autobiographical sketches. Printed in Thames Ditton, Surrey, by L. and G. Seeley: a somewhat complicated exercise in bibliofactive incestuosity!

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TRAILL (H.D.). Sterne. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Wire-stitched; pp.[viii]+176; 8pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as the latest published, with two others, ‘Macaulay' and ‘Sheridan', as ‘In the press'; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Small bruise to lower corner of spine; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the thirtieth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley.

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TRAILL (H.D.). Coleridge. Macmillan and Co., 1884. Wire-stitched; pp.[xii]+211+[i (blank)]; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; red buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered red through black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated grey. Cloth of spine slightly wrinkled; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue, the advertisements listing the previous volume ‘Bacon', but announcing nothing later.

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TRAILL (H.D.). The new fiction And other Essays on literary subjects. Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1897. Blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+323+[i (blank)]+[4]; steel blue buckram lettered and with ruled box gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Spine a little dull; light foxing of first and last few leaves; otherwise a nice copy.

'The Political Novel', Arnold, Richardson, ‘The Novel of Manners', Lucian, ‘The Revolution in Grub Street', etc.

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