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

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This is the ROBERT TEMPLE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ARCHIVE. It contains descriptions and notes relating to almost 18,000 titles in the fields of British and American literature, being the bulk of the stock that has passed through our hands since 1984, with the addition of a few earlier items of especial interest. Books currently in stock are not included, and it is therefore necessary to supplement your search by looking at our Current Catalogues. For the most part full bibliographical descriptions are given, though for some earlier items, catalogued when computing space was more restricted the details given are quite brief. For an account of the conventions adopted, the abbreviations used, and reference sources consulted, please see our information pages.




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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.

TRELAWNY (Edward John). Records of Shelley, Byron, And the author. Vol. I [II]. London, Basil Montagu Pickering, 196 Piccadilly, 1878. Lge.post 8vo; frontispiece and two plates in volume one; frontispiece and one plate in volume two; final blank in each volume; pp.[xxvi]+214+[ii]; [xiv]+245+[iii]; diagonally fine ribbed black cloth, ruled gilt on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Label removed from each front cover, with slight rubbing of gilt in volume one; very slight wear to edges of boards; original white end-papers renewed with pale yellow coated paper in volume one; otherwise a nice copy.

The first expanded edition, and first edition under this title, of a book originally published in 1858 as ‘Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron'. This expanded edition is definitely scarce.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Hunting sketches. (Reprinted from the "Pall Mall Gazette.") Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1865. Half-title not called for; advertisement for "The Pall Mall Gazette" on verso of last leaf of text; pp.[iv]+115+[i]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated May, 1865; bevelled light red sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on front cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark grey; binder's ticket of ‘Burn. / 37 & 38 / Kirby St.' on back paste-down. Gilt rule at tail of spine rubbed; slight very light foxing of prelims., last leaf, and Catalogue; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, Trollope bibliography, 21; Wolff, 6781.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). British Sports and pastimes. 1868. Edited by Anthony Trollope. Virtue & Co., 26, Ivy Lane, 1868. Tall cr.8vo; bright green bubble-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, lettered diagonally gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; pale yellow coated end-papers; binder's ticket of Virtue and Co. on back paste-down. Re-cased, with new pale yellow end-papers, preserving the binder's ticket; otherwise a nice copy.

Sadleir, P4, recording this as well as three variant cancel title-pages, and eight variant bindings (to which we can add from our experience another two). The present copy agrees with Sadleir's first issue in all respects, except that the fore-edges are here rough-trimmed, not cut as he describes.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). British Sports and pastimes. 1868. Edited by Anthony Trollope. Virtue & Co., 26, Ivy Lane, 1868. Post 8vo; diagonally fine ribbed royal blue cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, ruled and blocked blind (with a wholly different, but equally elaborate design), blind, on back cover, ruled and blocked black and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; pale lemon coated end-papers. Very good.

Sadleir, P4, recording three variant cancel title-pages, and eight variant bindings (to which we can add from our experience another two), but not the present issue. This copy has the earliest title-page, and a binding unlike any that Sadleir describes, having the front cover unlettered, the blocking, both on spine and sides, more elaborate than that of Sadleir's first two issues (those being the only ones with this title-page), the spine lettered from type: BRITISH/SPORTS/ AND/PASTIMES [rule] EDITED/BY/A. TROLLOPE and bearing no imprint. It may be a trial binding, but is more probably a secondary variant, predating the first of the secondary variants that Sadleir records (i.e., in fact the probable third issue of at least eleven!).

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). British Sports and pastimes. 1868. Edited by Anthony Trollope. Virtue & Co., 26, Ivy Lane, 1868. Tall globe 8vo; bright green fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled blind, blocked, lettered, and with short rule gilt, on spine; pale yellow coated end-papers. Slight cracking of end-papers; marginal scoring and brief notes and symbols, mostly in pencil, in two sections (v. below); but in general a nice copy.

From the library of Cuthbert E. Bradley, the son of Edward Bradley (‘Cuthbert Bede'), best remembered today as the author of ‘The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, An Oxford Freshman'. Cuthbert Bradley is himself remembered as a writer on foxhunting (CBEL, III, p.761 listing some four of his titles). The scoring and notes in the text are confined to the hunting and fishing sections of the book (predominantly the former), and are presumably in his hand. Sadleir, P4, recording three variant cancel title-pages, and eight variant bindings (to which we can add from our experience another two), but not the present issue. This copy has the earliest title-page, and a binding unlike any that Sadleir describes, having the front cover unlettered, the sides with a double (thick/thin) ruled frame, but no blocking, the spine lettered and blocked, apparently from brasses: BRITISH / SPORTS / AND / PASTIMES [rule] EDITED BY / A. TROLLOPE and bearing at the tail the imprint STRAHAN & Co. in a sans serif face. Sadleir lists only two issues with a title-page imprint reading Virtue & Co. (to which we, if we include this copy, may add a further two). The Sadleir issues both had a Virtue imprint on the spine; another issue we have had has no spine imprint; this copy has a Strahan spine imprint. The present issue evidently follows those with the reprinted Virtue, Spalding and Co. title-page, and presumably precedes those with a reprinted title-page reading Strahan & Co., representing an initial binding up by Strahan of the original Virtue stock, before their cancel title leaf had been prepared. It would thus appear to represent the seventh issue of at least eleven.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). The commentaries Of Cæsar. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1870. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf bound in before half-title, another at end; pp.[2]+vi+182+[ii]; bright brown buckram ruled and blocked black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered bright brown-through black, on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated chocolate. Very slight foxing of first and last three leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 35. Differs from the Sadleir copy in that his copy had two leaves of integral advertisements at the end, the second leaf being a singleton; here it is bound in before the half-title. It was in fact printed as part of the preliminary half-sheet.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Victoria and Tasmania. Being a portion of the work entitled "Australia And New Zealand," by the same author. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1874. F'cap 8vo; pp.[vi]+[196]; very large folding map frontispiece; two inserted leaves W.H. Smith and Chapman & Hall advertisements at end; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Covers somewhat used, but a very good copy over-all.

In our experience one of the scarcer Trollope titles: a good deal harder to find than the complete work of which it forms a part. Sadleir, Trollope Bibliography, p.136.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Thackeray. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi+210+[ii]; cream buckram, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Cloth very slightly worn at head and tail of spine; label rubbed; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

This copy is sewn. Some were wire-stitched. Issued as the ninth volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series under the general editorship of John Morley. Sadleir, 54. Sadleir's first binding, and the correct first state of text, the advertisement leaf listing nine titles (including this one) as ‘Ready', and the tenth volume, ‘Spenser' as ‘In the Press'.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Thackeray. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi+210+[ii]; crimson buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, embossed with publisher's monogram crimson through black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered black outlined crimson, on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Cloth showing some mottled brightening, as usual with this dye; otherwise a nice copy.

This copy is sewn. Some were wire stitched. Issued as the ninth volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series under the general editorship of John Morley. Sadleir, 54. Sadleir's correct first state of text, the advertisement leaf listing nine titles (including this one) as ‘Ready', and the tenth volume, ‘Spenser' as ‘In the Press'. Sadleir is almost certainly wrong in regarding copies in this binding that have the text in the first state as reprints, whilst at the same time admitting that the large paper issue was several times reprinted and often exhibits a later state of the text. The series was advertised initially in two formats: the ‘large paper' format, with uncut edges, in white buckram with a paper spine label, and the ordinary format, with all edges trimmed, as here. The earliest volumes issued with trimmed edges were put up in crimson buckram, the back cover blocking being deeply impressed. After about 1880 scarlet buckram was used instead. The ‘large paper' issues appear to have been discontinued somewhere about 1883. We would describe the present copy as: first edition, first state of text, small format issue, first binding, sewn variant.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). Thackeray. Macmillan and Co., 1879. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.vi+210+[ii]; dull red buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram dull red through black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered black outlined dull red, on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. A fine copy.

This copy is wire-stitched. Some were sewn. Issued as the ninth volume in the ‘English Men of Letters' series under the general editorship of John Morley. Sadleir, 54. Sadleir's correct first state of text, the advertisement leaf listing nine titles (including this one) as ‘Ready', and the tenth volume, ‘Spenser' as ‘In the Press'. Sadleir is almost certainly wrong in regarding copies in this binding that have the text in the first state as reprints, whilst at the same time admitting that the large paper issue was several times reprinted and often exhibits a later state of the text. The series was advertised initially in two formats: the ‘large paper' format, with uncut edges, in white buckram with a paper spine label, and the ordinary format, with all edges trimmed, as here. The earliest volumes issued with trimmed edges were put up in crimson buckram, and ‘Thackeray' is sometimes seen in that colour of cloth. Late in 1879 the colour was changed to dull red, as here, and some time before August 1880 scarlet buckram was used instead. The present copy therefore exhibits the second variant of this issue. The ‘large paper' issues appear to have been discontinued somewhere about 1883. We would describe the present copy as: first edition, first state of text, small format issue, second binding, wire-stitched variant.

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TROLLOPE (Anthony). English political leaders: Lord Palmerston. Wm. Isbister, Limited, 56, Ludgate Hill, 1882. Half-title not called for; brown buckram over thin boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered brown through black, on front cover, lettered black up spine, blocked with publisher's monogram device black on back cover; end-papers coated black. A very nice copy of a delicate book.

Sadleir, 63. The first issue. The second volume in Isbister's ‘English Political Leaders' series. Sadleir, writing in 1928, offers the comment: "Very uncommon, as would be expected of a volume in an unsuccessful series launched by an unsuccessful publisher." He was able to quote only one copy offered for sale. A factor not noted by Sadleir, but adding considerably to its scarcity today is that it is wire-stitched.

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TROLLOPE (Mrs. [Frances].). Domestic manners Of The Americans. Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, & Co., Ave-Maria-lane, 1832. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title present in each volume, but bound up without the advertisements in volume two; frontispiece and thirteen lithographed plates present in volume one, frontispiece and nine lithographed plates in volume two: mostly with tissue guards; contemporary half natural calf, blind and gilt, marbled sides, contrasting labels, sprinkled burnished edges. A nice copy.

Sadleir, 3218. The illustrations are by A. Hervieu.

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TROLLOPE (Frances). Paris And The Parisians In 1835. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, 1836. Med.8vo; each volume with half-title, engraved title (dated 1835), letterpress title, and six etched plates by Hervieu; contemporary green cloth; a.e. uncut. Binding used; text, in general, nice.

Sadleir 3233.

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TROLLOPE (Mrs. [Frances].). Travels And Travellers. A Series of Sketches. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1846. 2 Vols.; half-titles not called for; fly-title follows title-page in each volume, and precedes each section; pp.[ii]+299+[1 (blank)]; [ii]+311+[1 (blank)]; vertically fine ribbed sage green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Neat restorations to cloth of spines; but in general a nice copy.

Sadleir, 3243, listing an otherwise similar copy with a 24pp. publisher's inserted catalogue, undated, at end of volume one; not in Wolff or Block. A melange of travel sketches, essays, and short stories - the last predominating - linked by the theme ‘abroad'. Not included amongst Mrs. Trollope's fiction by Sadleir in his listing of comparative scarcities - which suggests that he had not read it. CBEL, likewise, fails to recognise the generally fictive nature of the collection, and the misleading title may also explain the absence of the book from Block. It IS scarce, however, especially in cloth. The Sadleir copy was little better than ours, and Wolff, who had a very decent Mrs. Trollope collection, wholly failed to find it.

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TROLLOPE (T. Adolphus). Paul the pope And Paul the friar. A story of an interdict. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861 [i.e., 1860]. Post 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece by Livy of Florence; pp.xvi+391+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated December, 1860; maroon dotted diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Front pastedown slightly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise a nice copy.

The publisher's Catalogue at the end is especially interesting for its exactness as to dates of issue: it lists this title for publication on December 10th 1860. The first issue, later copies having neither the Catalogue, nor the frontispiece.

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TROLLOPE (T. Adolphus). Paul the pope And Paul the friar. A story of an interdict. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861. Post 8vo; pp.xvi+391+[i (blank)]; maroon dotted diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Front pastedown slightly scuffed by removal of label; otherwise a nice copy.



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TROLLOPE (T. Adolphus). The papal conclaves As they were and as they are. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1876. Demy 8vo; final leaf of Contents, and final leaf of text single insets; pp.xviii+434; publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated October, 1876, followed by two unpaginated leaves announcing forthcoming publications (including this volume), at end; deep red pebble grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover (but with a different pattern), ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked and lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated deep yellow; publisher's advertisement slip tipped in between front end-papers. Neat restorations to spine at head and tail, and cloth a trifle darkened; advertisement slip removed from between front end-papers, leaving slight traces; otherwise a nice copy.



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TRUE CRIME. ANONYMOUS. The life and career Of Mary Ann Cotton, The West Auckland Poisoner. Illustrated. Bishop Auckland: Printed by W.J. Cummins, Market Place, 1873. Double cr.16mo, stabbed and sewn; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece and four wood-engraved plates; one full-page wood-engraving on text-paper; 17pp. integral local commercial advertisements at end (starting on verso of last leaf of text); white wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in terra-cotta and black, lettered in black up spine, back and inside wrappers printed with local commercial advertisements in black; issued without end-papers. Backstrip largely lacking; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.2, 16, 33, and 54. Mrs. Cotton was hanged in 1873, still protesting her innocence. The present volume includes a graphic account of the execution - in which the condemned woman's neck was not broken, and she took a matter of minutes to die.

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... ANONYMOUS. [Murder] Of Maria Marten, Or, The red barn! With A Full Account of the Discovery of the Murder through Dreams; Inquest on the Body; Apprehension, Trial, Remarkable Defence, Committal, Conviction, Execution, And Dissection of the Body of the Prisoner. To which is added Fifty-three Letters, in Answer to his Adver-Tisement for a Wife!! London: Printed for the booksellers, N.D [?c.1870]. Narrow f'cap 8vo, printed in double columns; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece printed in black within a red ruled border; two blanks at end; pp.188+[iv]; scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked pictorially black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and panelled black, ruled and blocked silver, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, up spine; end-papers coated yellow. Spine a little dull; strip torn from upper margin of frontispiece (just touching corner of engraving) and from title-page (with loss of first word or so of title); otherwise in general a nice copy. Rare.

Wholly different from the well-known account by Maginn, the present volume reprints a series of investigative newspaper articles of 1828 from an unidentified source. The letters are the same as in the Maginn version, but with an added commentary. This version not in the British Library Catalogue.---------------------------------

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[TUCKER (Charlotte Maria).]. A lady of England: The life and letters Of Charlotte Maria Tucker By Agnes Giberne. Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1895. Short demy 8vo; half-title not called for; fine photogravure frontispiece and one plate, with tissue guards; two half-tone plates; double-spread facsimile on plate paper; pp.xii+519+[i (printer's imprint)]; deep lime green coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Some slight fading of covers; light marking of end-papers where library labels have been removed; light library stamp on upper margin of title page and one other leaf and small, neat, relevant ink notes on two upper margins (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy of a book that does not usually tend to wear well.

The rubber stamps reveal this copy once to have been the property of ‘The William Booth Memorial Training College Library', the librarian of which has noted neatly in ink on the upper margin of the first leaf of the Author's Preface that: ‘Commr. Fredk. St. Geo. de la Tour Booth Tucker was one of A.L.O.E.'s nephews'; and on the upper margin of p.[515] a list of references to The Salvation Army in the volume. Includes dramatic fragments, poems, etc., as well as letters, and concludes with a bibliographical check-list of A.L.O.E.'s works. There is no list of plates, but they are bound in to face pp.176, 364, and 460, the facsimile being mounted between pp.504-5.

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TUPPER (Martin Farquhar, D.C.L. F.R.S.). Martin Tupper's Autobiography: My life As an author. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, E.C., 1886. Demy 8vo; portrait frontispiece (a sepia photograph, laid on to a cationed leaf of thick paper), with tissue guard; title-page printed in scarlet and black; pp.xii+431+[1 (blank)]; deep turquoise fine diaper cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. First and last leaf and edges slightly foxed; end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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TWAIN (Mark). The Innocents abroad, Or The new Pilgrims' Progress; Being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of countries, nations, Incidents and adventures, As they appeared To the Author. With two hundred and thirty-four illustrations. By Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens.) (Issued by subscription only, and not for sale in book-stores. Residents of any state desiring A copy should address the publishers, and an agent will call upon them.) Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company. Bliss & Co., Newark, N.J.; R.W. Bliss & Co., Toledo, Ohio. F.G. Gilman & Co., Chicago, Ill.; Nettleton & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. F.A. Hutchinson & Co., St. Louis, Mo. H.H. Bancroft and Company, San Francisco, Cal., 1869. Extra demy 8vo; half-title not called for; two wood-engraved frontispieces, with tissue guard, precede title-page; fourteen inserted wood-engraved plates; 5pp. integral publisher's advertisements at end; slightly bevelled brown sand-grain cloth, blocked blind on sides, the back cover embossed with publisher's monogram blind, the front cover blocked pictorially gilt, lettered gilt, gilt-shadowed gilt, and blind through gilt, the spine ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered blind-through gilt; t.e. brown, others sprinkled brown; end-papers faced brown; three binder's blanks at front, one at back. Some wear to cloth on edges of boards; gilt decoration at extreme head and tail of spine a trifle rubbed; small upper corner of front binder's blanks lightly creased; otherwise a nice copy.

The third issue (of three): with the page references present in the table of Contents on pp.xvii and xviii (this leaf, however, apparently a cancel: a variant not noted by Blanck; it is slightly short and has a deckled lower-edge for which there is no match elsewhere in the gathering), whilst the last entry on p.xviii has the word ‘Conclusion'; p.129 has the portrait of Napoleon III, absent in the first issue; p.[643] has the correct chapter heading ‘LXI' instead of ‘XLI' as in the first issue; and the advertisement on p.[654] has the heading ‘Illustrated History...' instead of ‘Personal History...' as in the first two issues. Given the cancel, it seems possible that these are variant states rather than issues, and that corrections were made during the course of a single print run. A minor binding variant, Blank only describing copies in an otherwise similar black cloth, with the top-edges sprinkled brown instead of being stained brown as here, and with three binder's blanks at the back as well as at the front. Blanck, 3316

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TWAIN (Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).). The Innocents abroad Or The new pilgrim's progress. Book 1. - New York to Venice. Australian edition. Melbourne, George Robertson 69 Elizabeth-st, 1870. Sm.12mo; half-title not called for; pp.[120]; glazed yellow paper wrappers, printed in red up spine, in red and black on sides, the back wrapper bearing publisher's advertisements; white end-papers. Some darkening of wrappers and paper chipped at head and tail of spine and top corner of front wrapper (with consequent darkening of top corner of end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Not in Blanck, which records George Robertson issues of other titles. The back wrapper lists Books II. and III. as ‘Nearly ready'. All three parts were priced at 1s. 6d. Includes chapters 1-21 of ‘The Innocents Abroad', published in America in July or August 1869, and may precede the English edition, published probably in August 1870 with the part title ‘The Voyage Out', which contained ten chapters more.

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TWAIN (Mark). The Innocents abroad: A book of travel In Pursuit of pleasure. With an introduction by Edward P. Hingston, The companion of Artemus Ward on his travels. The voyage out. John Camden Hotten, 74 & 75, Piccadilly, N.D. [1871]. Half-title not called for; 8pp. publisher's integral advertisements (pp.[i] and [vii] blank) precede title-page; 24pp. publisher's integral advertisements at end (last page blank); pp.[viii]+256+[xxiv]; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Almost invisible restoration to cloth of back joint; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Blanck, 3590. The first English edition, second printing, "Superior Edition" issue on large, fine, toned paper. Available in two forms: cr.8vo format, in cloth, as here, at 3s.6d.; and f'cap 8vo format, in glazed yellow paper wrappers, at 1s. The initial and final pages were left blank to allow them to be used as paste-downs in the small paper issue. The volume was first issued in the latter part of 1870, the present copy dating from the Autumn or Winter of 1871, as is shown by the advertisements (Hotten's ‘Special List for 1872', at end). By this date there was also available, and listed in the advertisements at the front, both ‘The Voyage Out' and ‘The Voyage Home' in the 3s. 6d. and 1s. forms, and a combined edition, at 3s. in cloth and at 2s. [?in boards].

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TWAIN (Mark, [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). The New pilgrim's Progress. A book of travel In Pursuit of pleasure. The journey home. John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, N.D. [1870]. F'cap 8vo; half-title apparently not called for; early green binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Covers damp marked and showing wear on spine; most of front free end-paper removed; text nice.

Issued originally in yellow wrappers, cut flush, printed in black. First English edition of the second part of ‘The Innocents Abroad'. Blanck 3591.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). Mark Twain's Sketches. Selected and Revised by the Author. Copyright edition. George Routledge & Sons, 1872. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.360; publisher's inserted Catalogue, pp.6+10, at end; orange yellow glazed boards, printed with publisher's advertisements in black on back cover, printed green and black on front cover and spine; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements in black (free end-papers recto and verso). Rebacked, with the original slightly worn backstrip laid on; fine internally.

Blanck, 3341, describing the volume as a "Reprint save for the author's prefatory note." This is misleading. According to the note the volume was both edited AND REVISED by the author, and forms a definitive edition of his genuine sketches to date. Some pieces here make their first appearance outside America, and may possibly also thereby be here first collected.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens]). The choice Humorous works Of Mark Twain. Revised and corrected by the author. With a life and also a portrait of the author, And numerous illustrations. London: Chatto and Windus, Publishers, 1874. Lithographic portrait frontispiece, single inset title leaf of thick paper, not included in the pagination, and nineteen inserted plates, all on paper so thick as to be really card; pp.xxxv+[i (blank)]+[18]-563+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 40pp. catalogue at end, dated November, 1874; diagonally fine-ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled blind on sides, pictorially blocked and lettered with a design by the author on front cover, ruled, lettered, and blocked with a design by the author and with the publisher's large device, on spine; t.e uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated grey-fawn; binder's ticket of Leighton Son and Hodge (Ball, 53C) on back paste-down. Small rub-hole in cloth of back joint; otherwise a very nice copy of a book not calculated to survive well.

Very much too heavy for its binding, and with the plates on paper too stiff for the dimensions of the leaves so that they tend not to bend but to stress the sewing and gluing of the back, it is unusual to find this title to-day in anything like acceptable condition. The first Chatto edition of a title originally published by John Camden Hotten in April 1873 (Blanck, 3351), shortly before his death, and differing from it in only minor respects. Chatto and Windus, who bought out Hotten's business, began advertising this title under their own name in December of that year, the present copy, as evidenced by the catalogue, therefore representing a later issue, though the title-page was probably dated 1874 in all copies, it then being normal practice with books published during the Autumn or Winter seasons to date ahead, giving the book an additional shelf-life. Blanck, 3605, records the present edition, stating, probably erroneously and on the basis only of differences in pagination, that it is a reprint of the [1873] Hotten edition "with several omissions". Hotten, however, included the plates in the pagination, where Chattos did not, and this accounts for the apparently fewer leaves in the present copy. The peculiarity of pagination whereby the text starts at p.[17] following xxxix+[i] pages of prelims. occurs in both editions, suggesting that the Chatto edition may have been printed from the standing type or slightly revised stereo plates of the original. Hotten's name here appears in full for the first time as the author of the ‘Life', it having been signed in the Hotten edition only with initials. There is no list of illustrations, but they are here bound in to face pp.[17], 62, 63, 78, 116, 181, [186], 242, 244, 277, 342, 379, 478, 480, 524, 526, 546, 548, and 550.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). Information wanted And Other Sketches. London, George Routledge and Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, N.D. [1876]. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, the last serving as free end-paper; pp.140+[iv]; glazed yellow boards, printed on front board in black and red, up spine and on back cover in black, the back cover bearing advertisement for ‘Clark & Co's New patent steel Self-coiling revolving shutters'; end-papers (numbered 1-4), on thinner paper, printed with publisher's advertisements. Covers a trifle rubbed, and bookseller's neat rubber stamp on half-title; but a nice copy. Scarce.

Blanck, 3608: the correct first printing, the text ending on p.140.

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TWAIN (Mark, (Samuel L[anghorne] Clemens.).). A tramp abroad; Illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other Artists - with also three or four pictures made by The author of this book, without outside help; In all Three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations. (Sold by subscription only.) Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company. Chatto & Windus, London, 1880. Demy 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, wood-engraved second frontispiece, and thirty-three plates, twenty-eight of them included in the pagination; other illustrations on text-paper; pp.631+[i publisher's advertisement); dark teak brown sand grain cloth, blocked blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked, and embossed with publisher's monogram device, blind, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered dark teak brown through gilt on spine; cerise and white head and tail bands; all edges sprinkled brown; buff end-papers. Cloth of spine very slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck 3386. Copy on thick paper (Blanck's state ‘A'); with the first state of the portrait frontispiece, and the second state of the pictorial frontispiece; binding state ‘B', but an unrecorded colour variant, Blanck recording only copies in black cloth, and a trial binding in midnight blue. The cloth colour in the present copy is definitely brown. Blanck does not mention the presence of the head and tail bands, which are sometimes absent even on copies otherwise identical with the present one. This copy has no publisher's code figure stamped in blind upon the back cover. In addition to the typographical errors noted by Blanck passim, the present copy has a number of pagination errors in the list of Illustrations: that forming p.395 is listed as p.393; p.77 as 78; p.135 as 136; p.240 as 239; p.298 as 297; p.337 as 338; p.344 as 343; p.383 as 384; and p.502 as 501. They are probably without issue significance.

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TWAIN (Mark [Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). A tramp abroad. In two volumes. Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1880. 2 Vols.; pp.[iv]+328; [iv]+304; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated February, 1880; brown buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device black and brown through black, ruled and blocked black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers printed with stylised flower and leaf design in royal blue; binder's ticket of Burn & Co on back paste-down of volume one. Covers a little dull; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Blank, 3386 refers. The first English edition, published about a month after the American edition. A small printing, issued for the libraries, and superceded only some four months later by the one volume edition.

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TWAIN (Mark, (Samuel L[anghorne] Clemens.).). A tramp abroad; Illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day And other artists - with also three or four Pictures made by the author of this book Without outside help; in all Three hundred and fourteen illustrations. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1881. (All rights reserved). Advertisement leaf before half-title; integral frontispiece with tissue guard, other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[ii]+xxiii (including frontispiece)+[ii (blank)]+[i (illustration)]+564; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated October, 1881; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black and red through black on back cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in light brown. Slight marking of covers and small barely visible restoration to cloth of back joint; bold inscription on half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

First English one volume edition, published four months after the edition in two volumes. The first issue, with the catalogue dating from the month of publication, and sewn: later bound copies have a catalogue dated January or October 1881, and are wire-stitched. Blank, 3386 refers.

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TWAIN (Mark, (Samuel L[anghorne] Clemens.).). A tramp abroad; Illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day And other artists - with also three or four Pictures made by the author of this book Without outside help; in all Three hundred and fourteen illustrations. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1880. (All rights reserved). Advertisement leaf before half-title; integral frontispiece with tissue guard, other illustrations on text-paper; pp.[ii]+xxiii (including frontispiece)+[ii (blank)]+[i (illustration)]+564; 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated January 1881; diagonally fine ribbed red cloth, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram black and red through black on back cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril design in light brown. A fine copy.

First English one volume edition, published four months after the edition in two volumes. Later issue: the earliest copies have the catalogue dated August 1880 (the month of publication), and are sewn: this copy is wire-stitched. Blank, 3386 refers.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). Life on the Mississippi. With over 300 illustrations. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. (All rights reserved). Blank before half-title; wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette on title, and numerous illustrations, all on text-paper; final leaf blank except for publisher's large wood-cut device on recto; pp.[2]+[xxvi (including frontispiece)]+561+[i (blank)]+[ii]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated July, 1893; diagonally very fine ribbed scarlet cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram device black and scarlet through black on back cover, blocked pictorially black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with leaf and tendril pattern light caramel. Fine copy.

Blanck, 3410: precedes the American edition by about a month. A later issue, however, differing from the first by the date of the catalogue.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). English As She is Taught: Being genuine answers to examination questions In our public schools collected by Caroline R. Le Row. With a commentary thereon By Mark Twain. T. Fisher Unwin, 26, Paternoster Square, 1887. Med.16mo in half sheets; pp.[xlii]+109+[i (printer's imprint)]; light brown alligator grain cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram, ruled, and up-lettered black on spine, lettered black on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth faintly mottled on sides; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Blanck, 3420. Precedes the American edition by thirteen years. In the present copy the following typographical faults have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, unknown): last ‘i' of page number battered on p.xxxiii; p.109, l.7, dropped hyphen at line end.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). American drolleries. Published by The Grand Colosseum Warehouse Co., (Founded by Mr. Walter Wilson in 1869.) General Offices and Wholesale Warehouses: 60 & 70, Jamaica Street, Glasgow. Branches in all the Principal Towns in Scotland, N.D. [?c.1895]. Sm.double cr.16mo; half-title not called for; cancel title leaf of smoother paper; pp.[vi]+[15]-135+[i (blank)]+[ii (fly-title to Part II.)]+[9]-166; bevelled vertically fine ribbed deep scarlet cloth, ruled and embossed with pattern blind, lettered and ruled gilt, on front cover, blocked blind, lettered and ruled gilt, on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges partly trimmed, lower-edges uncut. Half a dozen leaves opened somewhat roughly; otherwise a very nice, unopened, copy of an uncommon book.

The second issue (and first Scottish edition) of the first combined edition of two volumes published originally by Hotten c.1867 and 1871: ‘The Jumping Frog and Other Humourous Sketches', and ‘Screamers'. Blanck, 3652. We have adopted Blanck's guess as to the date of this issue - but from the publisher and style of binding it could have been published at any time from the early 1880s to about the late 1890s.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). More tramps abroad. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated Sept.1897; vertically ribbed carmine cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with a leaf and tendril pattern in yellowish olive. Slight general wear to covers; otherwise a nice copy.

Blanck 3453. Published in America under the title ‘Following the Equator'. The English edition possibly precedes. This copy bears one or two marginal pencil notes in the hand of the first owner of the volume, identifying, by initials only, unnamed personages mentioned in the text. Tipped on to the verso of the front end-paper is a brief note in the hand of Colonel Frank Rhodes, brother of Cecil Rhodes, which casts doubt on the veracity of the Cecil Rhodes story which appears on pp.84-9.

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TWAIN (Mark [i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens].). More tramps abroad. Chatto & Windus, 1897. Imprint leaf at end, followed by 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue dated Sept.1897; vertically ribbed carmine cloth, blocked blind on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed with a leaf and tendril pattern in light brown. A good copy.

Blanck 3453. Published in America under the title ‘Following the Equator'. The English edition possibly precedes.

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TYNDALL (John, LL.D., F.R.S.). On The scientific use of the Imagination. A Discourse Delivered before the British Association At Liverpool On Friday Evening, 16th September 1870. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[44]; pale brown wrappers, cut flush, printed black on front wrapper, and, with erratum, on inside front wrapper; issued without end-papers. Backstrip chipped; otherwise nice.



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UTLEY (Edwin). City Sketches. Reprinted by permission (with alterations and Additions) from the "City Press." Printed for the Author, And sold by W. Everett and Son, 17, Royal Exchange, 1863. Demy 8vo; 48pp.; half-title not called for; buff wrappers, front wrapper printed in black. Very good.

Short sketches dealing wholly with the City of London, and containing information on the period difficult to come by elsewhere - including descriptions of particular local characters, such as a man who ‘hustled' as a City Guide. Other headings: ‘Fore Street on a Saturday Night'; ‘City Improvements'; ‘The Postage-stamp Mania'; ‘Gresham House' (the office building boom); ‘The Social Evil in The City' (prostitution inside the Royal Exchange); ‘Austin Friars'; ‘The City Police' (the new police force compared with the old watch); ‘The Jerusalem'; etc.

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[VAN DE VELDE (Mme. M.S.).]. Random recollections Of Courts and society. By A cosmopolitan. Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, 1888. Demy 8vo; fine diaper brown cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers printed florally pale brown. Near fine copy.

A personal history of Europe during the preceding forty years.

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VERNEY (Frances Parthenope, Lady). Essays and tales. London, Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Liverpool Edward Howell, 1891. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; collotype frontispiece from a photograph; pp.xvi+635+[i (bibliographical check-list)]; very fine diagonally fine-ribbed milk chocolate cloth banded very dark reddish-brown on sides and spine, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others mainly trimmed. Very slight wear to extremities of spine; front end-papers cracked a little at gutter and with small chip at fore-edge; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Presentation copy from Sir Harry Verney, the author's husband, with his ten-word holograph inscription, signed with initials, on the blank recto of the frontispiece. Issued as a memorial volume, Lady Verney having died on May 12th 1890, the volume includes unpublished and previously uncollected verse, short fiction, and essays; also a brief Memoir signed MMV [i.e., Margaret Maria, Lady Verney, the author's daughter-in-law]. By the sister of Florence Nightingale "and the chatelaine of Claydon, where Florence always stayed when in England. She wrote very interestingly indeed." - Wolff, IV, p.228. Printed in Liverpool by Edward Howell on chalk-loaded paper, the volume is very much too heavy for its binding - considering which, the condition of the present copy is remarkable. The fiction includes ‘The Seed of Ghosts', ‘The Old Clerk', ‘King Arthur's Great Boar-Hunt' (a fairy-story), ‘Beast Stories', etc.; the essays are wide-ranging, and include, besides much derived from Verney family history (‘The House of Claydon and its Inhabitants, from 1480 to 1796', ‘Three Centuries of Family Portraits) historical essays (‘Turkish Invasions of Europe in 1670-83', ‘Six Generations of Czars', ‘Sir Thomas More'), comments on contemporary events (‘What England has done for the Sick and Wounded', ‘In a Great Town Hospital', ‘The Last of Sir Gilbert Scott's Restorations, Hillesden'), essays on South Africa, India, Burma, etc. (‘Ostriches on a Cape Farm', ‘A Raid and a Rescue in South Africa', ‘The Defenders of our North-West Indian Frontier', ‘Bits from Burma'), essays on social questions (‘Class Morality', ‘Female Education in France', ‘Sentimental Religion', ‘The Dignity of Labour'), on natural history (‘Colour in Birds and Insects', ‘Folding and Packing of Leaf Buds'), and a good deal more. Not in Sadleir; this title not in Wolff.

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[VERNON (Rev. John Richard).]. The harvest of a quiet eye. Leisure thoughts For Busy lives. By the Author of "My Study Chair," "Musings," etc. The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; And 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1868]. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; numerous fine wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as though plates, but included in the pagination, by Noel Humphreys, Harrison Weir, Wimperis, Pritchett, Miss Edwards, and others; verso of last leaf of text bears printer's imprint; pp.[2]+xiv+301+[i]+[2]; bevelled bright yellow-green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked with gilt vignette and ivy leaves, and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered bright yellow-green through gilt, on spine; a.e.g. End-papers foxed, with slight offsetting onto blanks; inscription dated ‘9th May 1868' partly removed from front end-paper, with two small consequent holes; slight cracking of back end-papers; otherwise a fine copy, the beautiful binding in fine state.

A very successful and delightfully restrained binding design, conceivably by Harrison Weir. A book much appreciated by Ruskin, who inscribed on the title-page of his copy: "I never saw anything more gracefully or rightly done - more harmoniously pleasant in text and illustrations."

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[VERNON (Rev. John Richard).]. The harvest of a quiet eye. Leisure thoughts For Busy lives. By the Author of "Random Truths in Common Things," etc. The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard; And 164, Piccadilly, N.D. [c.1870]. [On verso of title leaf:] Twelfth thousand. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; numerous fine wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as though plates, but included in the pagination, by Noel Humphreys, Harrison Weir, Wimperis, Pritchett, Miss Edwards, and others; verso of last leaf of text bears wood-engraved illustration of fruit (apparently printed upside-down!) and printer's imprint; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+xiv+299+[i (printer's imprint)]+[4]; bevelled light brown sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked with gilt vignette and ivy leaves, and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered light brown through gilt, on spine; a.e.g. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine; spine and front cover a little darkened, and two small ink-spots on front cover; end-papers foxed, and front free end-paper lacking; ink and pencil scoring and notes psssim (v. below); otherwise a nice copy.

John Ruskin's copy, with his signed holograph inscription in pencil on the upper margin of the title-page: "I never saw anything more gracefully or rightly done - more harmoniously pleasant in text and illustrations. J. Ruskin." The notes, and presumably the scoring, are also in his hand. Differs in minor respects from the first edition, having been partly reformatted to accommodate additional or altered illustrations. A very succesful and delightfully restrained binding design, conceivably by Harrison Weir.

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[VICTORIA (H.R.H., Queen).]. Leaves From the journal Of Our life in the highlands, From 1848 to 1861. To which are prefixed and added extracts from the same Journal giving an account of Earlier visits to Scotland, And tours in England and Ireland, And Yachting excursions. Edited by Arthur Helps. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. (The right of translation is reserved.) Sm.globe 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and five plates; other illustrations in text; pp.[xvi]+219+[i (printer's imprint)]; green sand-grain cloth over very thin boards, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated milk-chocolate. Slight foxing of plates, with offsetting onto facing pages; slight cracking of end-papers; otherwise a nice copy.

The ‘Leaves' was first issued in a small edition printed privately by Victoria for distribution to her friends in 1862. This is the first trade edition, and in this the additional material (making up more than half the total) together with Helps' seven page Preface first appear. The present edition was published, apparently simultaneously, in at least three formats: 4to, at 42s net; large 8vo, at 10s 6d net, and globe 8vo, as here, at 2s 6d net. A note ‘Directions to the Binder' for the placing of the plates, which appears at the end of the Contents, plus the fact that the gatherings are numbered rather than lettered, suggests that the volume may also have been intended to be issued in numbers.

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VIZETELLY (Ernest Alfred). With Zola in England: A story of exile. With four portraits. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Advertisement leaf at front; half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece and three plates, from photographs; 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end dated ‘Mar.1899'; fawn unglazed linen, blocked and lettered red and black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Some foxing, but a nice copy.



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WAGNER (Richard). Letters of Richard Wagner to Emil Hec-Kel: with a brief his-Tory of the Bayreuth Festivals. Translat-Ed and indexed by Wm. Ashton Ellis. London: Grant Richards, 9, Henrietta St. Covent Garden, London, W.C. 1899. F'cap 8vo; blank, followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue at end, dated 1899; pp.[viii]+154+[ii]; pale pink-flecked rose pink mottled diagonally fine ribbed cloth, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight marking of covers; light foxing of end-papers and Catalogue; some pencil notes passim (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

The translator's own copy, with a list of page references and symbols on the front end-paper, together with his holograph inscription ‘Wm.E's copy'. Some twenty-seven pages bear corrections and emendations in his hand. The front end-paper bears a subsequent presentation inscription signed ‘Dritte', and loosely laid in is a letter (c.320 words) to the recipient, signed ‘Walter / Alias Dritte', discussing Wagner (whom the writer seems to have known), ‘Ashton' (Ellis), translation, and creativity. All of the inscriptions, corrections, etc., on the volume are in pencil.

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[?WALKER]. Glas, Sandeman, And John Walker. [Privately printed] London, 1871. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.64; originally issued stabbed. Includes an original poem: ‘In Memoriam. John Walker, Author of Essays and Correspondence on Primitive Christianity. Died 25th October, 1833.' BOUND WITH: The Testimony of Jesus. [Privately printed] London, 1872. Lge post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.64+64 (Part Second)+64 (Part Fourth)+64 (Part Fifth); originally issued stabbed. Includes a large number of poems, on religious themes. BOUND WITH: Miscellaneous reflections On the Modern tower of babel, The Last Days, And other topics of a similar character, By an ex-clergyman of the Church of England. London: Published for the author, 1857. Lge post 8vo; half-title not called for; 24pp., sewn as a single gathering. BOUND WITH: The Signs of the times. Democracy, And The brotherhood of nations. [Privately Printed] London, 1866. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.24, sewn as a single gathering. BOUND WITH: Scripture truths In Rhyme. [Privately printed] London, 1871. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.64; originally issued stabbed. Five works in one volume, all evidently by the same hand, bound in contemporary half black calf, marbled boards. Slight general wear to binding; some foxing, particularly of first work; otherwise and in general nice.

A binder's blank at the front of the volume bears on the recto the inscription: "Louis E. Walker / from his / affectionate Father / Westhill - Oxlede / Surrey / 21 April 1886"; on the verso, in the same hand, is a ms. index to the volume. The combination of the inscription with the subject matter (particularly of the first item) leads us to suppose that this is an authorial family copy presented by the author to his son, and containing something like his collected works; we further suppose that the author may have been the son of the John Walker who was the subject of the In Memoriam in the first item. This, however, is all quite speculative.

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WARD (Adolphus William). Dickens. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Wire-stitched; pp.[viii]+224; 2pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; scarlet buckram over thin boards ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black, on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered scarlet through black, on front cover, ruled and lettered black up spine; end-papers coated black. Fine copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. In the advertisements the present volume is the twenty-seventh of twenty-nine volumes listed as published already. Five further volumes are listed as ‘In preparation'.

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WARD (Artemus [i.e., Charles Farrar Browne]). Artemus Ward: His book. With notes and a preface by the Editor of The Biglow Papers. John Camden Hotten, 1865. Post 8vo; pp.[vi]+[168 (blank)]+[xxii (integral advertisements)]; bevelled green sand-grain cloth, blocked and ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed, lower-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Slight wear to cloth at head and tail of spine, and corners; half-title pasted down onto verso of front end-paper; early signature on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

The ‘Introduction' (there is no Preface so called) is signed, despite the title-page, by John Camden Hotten himself, the signature being dated ‘January 30th, 1865, and not by either Lowell or Thomas Hughes, which the unwary reader might have assumed had been implied (the reference back being to the pirated Hotten edition, not the authorised one published by Trubner). This is Ward's first independent book, published in America in 1862, and the first appearance of any of Ward's books in England. Hotten's Introduction occupies pp.[1]-16. Blanck, 1526.

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WARD (Artemus [i.e., Charles Farrar Browne]). Artemus Ward's Lecture. (As delivered at the Egyptian Hall, London.) Edited by his executors, T.W. Robertson & E.P. Hingston. With numerous illustrations from the panorama. London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly. New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., Broadway, 1869. Imp.16mo in half sheets; engraved portrait frontispiece; thirty-four illustration, on text-paper, printed in black and brown, inserted, but all bar one included in the pagination; 12pp. facsimiles printed in brown, followed by two tipped in leaves of publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled apple green buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt up spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk chocolate. Some darkening of covers; frontispiece foxed, with light offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 1533: "This is, bibliographically, one of the most extraordinary books of the 19th (or of any other) century. The publishers attempted, by means of varied types, to indicate the rise and fall of the lecturer's voice. The illustrations pose a problem in their own right . . . The signature collation is almost incredible. And . . . not even the binding presents a simple face." The present copy is of the true first issue in all respects.

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