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.

WARREN (Samuel, D.C.L. F.R.S.). Works. Vol.I [II, III, IV, V]. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1854 [4, 4, 4, 5]. 5 Vols., complete; general title following specific title in volumes I, II, and III, preceding it in volume V, preceding Contents and specific title leaves in volume IV; engraved frontispiece in volumes I, II, III, and IV, none called for in volume V; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end of volumes I, II, and IV; final blank in volume IV; half-titles not called for; large folding leaf of Fullarton and Allen (Edinburgh and Leicester) advertisements in volume I, leaf of J. Tallis and Co.'s advertisements in volumes II and IV, and Blackwood advertisements in volume III, tipped onto verso of front end-paper; ripple grain rose madder cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; yellow coated end-papers, printed with advertisements in black in volumes I-IV, plain in volume V. Some wear to cloth at extremities of most spines; light damp-fading of cloth in volumes II and III; end-papers cracked in volume one; otherwise a nice set.

The first collected edition, containing ‘Passages From the Diary of a late physician' (Vol.I.); ‘Ten Thousand a-year' (Vols.II and III);'Now and then'; ‘The lilly and the bee'; ‘The intellectual and moral development of the present age' (Vol.IV - each title with separate prelims. and pagination); ‘Miscellanies Critical, imaginative, and juridical Contributed to Blackwood's Magazine' (Vol.V). Conceived as a ‘People's [i.e., cheap] Edition' and issued originally in monthly shilling parts, the texts were nonetheless extensively revised throughout, and each work, or volume, as appropriate, is provided with an introductory Preface, Notes and Illustrations, by the author, here first published. The entire contents of volume V are either here first collected or first published.

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WATSON (William). Excursions in Criticism: Being some prose recreations Of a rhymer. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, Vigo Street; New York: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Double f'cap.8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black, with tissue guard; imprint leaf at end (blank on recto); pp.[xii]+166+[ii]; quarter imitation white parchment, blue board sides, paper spine label; a.e. uncut; silk marker. Head of spine a trifle worn; lower corners worn at edges; otherwise a fine unopened copy.

One of an edition limited to only fifty copies on large paper. Includes essays on Ford and Webster, Keats, Hardy, Lowell, Coleridge, Austin Dobson, Meredith, Dr. Johnson, etc.

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WATSON (William). Excursions in Criticism: Being some prose recreations Of a rhymer. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, Vigo Street; New York: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Post 8vo; blank before half-title; title-page printed in red and black; imprint leaf at end (blank on recto); pp.[xii]+166+[ii]; greyish fawn buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight fading of spine; slight marking of back cover (possibly an original dyeing fault); otherwise a very nice copy.

Includes essays on Ford and Webster, Keats, Hardy, Lowell, Coleridge, Austin Dobson, Meredith, Dr. Johnson, etc.

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WATT (Francis). The Law's Lumber Room. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Vigo St.; Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1895. Sm.f'cap 8vo; cancel title; publisher's inserted 16pp. Catalogue on text-paper, dated 1895, bound in at end; lavender coarse buckroom, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Spine faded; otherwise a nice copy.

One of an edition limited to 600 copies for England and America. Today, one of the less frequently met with John Lane titles. Printed in Edinburgh.

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WAUGH (Edwin). Rambles & Reveries. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Manchester: Alexander Ireland & Co., 1872. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; title-page printed in red and black; pp.iv+228; puce bead-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark green. Slight insect damage to extreme head of back joint; end-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting onto facing pages; slight scattered foxing elsewhere; otherwise a nice, unopened, copy.

Printed in Manchester. ‘Straight' essays by the noted Lancashire dialect writer.

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WEATHERLY (Lionel A., M.D.) and MASKELYNE (J.N.). Copyright. Entered at Stationers' Hall. The supernatural? By Lionel A. Weatherly, M.D. With chapter On Oriental Magic, Spiritualism, and Theosophy. By J.N. Maskelyne. Bristol: [sic] J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street. [sic] London: [sic] Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Limited. [sic] N.D. [November, 1891]. Issued without true end-papers; blank and half-title precede inserted half-tone frontispiece on thicker paper, the blank serving as paste-down; final two leaves a conjugate pair, the first bearing conclusion of the text on recto, commercial advertisement for Tweedie's ‘Lectures on Witchcraft and Ghostlore', the second printed on recto with advertisements of ‘Arrowsmith's Bristol Library' (to volume 47, which was issued in July 1891); numerous illustrations in text; pp.[xvi]+273+[iii]; faintly mottled bright light brown buckram, lettered black on front cover, blocked with publisher's device and lettered, gilt, on spine. Small, barely visible restoration to gutter of front end-paper, but a near-fine copy.

Issued as Vol.VI. of ‘Arrowsmith's Three-and-Sixpenny' series, the series designation appearing on the front cover, without the volume number, this being the only indication of series status. The first standard binding. The first issue, the advertisements at the back including the advertisement for Tweedie's lectures, and listing only the first 47 titles of the Bristol Library.

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WEBB (Sidney, LL.B.). Socialism in England. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1890. Pp.viii+[134]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; crimson buckram, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt, blocked with publisher's monogram crimson through gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Small snag in fore-margin of half-title due to an original trimming fault; a very little scattered foxing; ownership inscription on upper margin of title-page; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

First English, first separate, and first revised edition. Originally published as one of a series of monographs by the American Economic Association (Vol.iv, No.2, May, 1889, John Hopkins University, Baltimore), the present edition is said in the author's preface (here first published) to have been "thoroughly revised and brought up to date" for publication in England. Issued as No.10 of Swan Sonnenschein & Co.'s ‘2s. 6d. Series', this being the latest title listed in the advertisements.

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WEBBE (Cornelius). Glances at life In City and suburb. By Cornelius Webbe, Author of "Posthumous Papers of a Person Lately About Town;" "The Man About Town;" etc. Second series. Sherwood and Bowyer, 137, Strand, 1845. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; Erratum on verso of Preface leaf; pp.[viii]+376; vertically fine ribbed navy blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Small, almost invisible, restorations to cloth of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Very readable descriptive and fictive essays by an author now best remembered for his ‘Posthumous Papers' of 1828 - a book which is said to have suggested the title of ‘The Pickwick Papers'. Webbe was a minor acquaintance of Dickens during the thirties. The first series of ‘Glances at Life' was published in 1836. This first edition of the Second Series is scarce, the British Library Catalogue recording no edition earlier than 1848.

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WHISTLER [(James M'Neill).]. Mr. Whistler's "Ten o'clock." London, 1888. [On p.5:] Published by Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, London. 32pp. f'cap 8vo, sewn as a single gathering, and pasted into light brown wrappers, printed on front wrapper in black; half-title not called for; title-page followed by leaf bearing note on recto of dates and places where the lecture was delivered, and leaf bearing publisher's imprint; printer's imprint leaf at end. Very good.



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WHISTLER (James M'Neill). The gentle art Of Making enemies As pleasingly exemplified In many instances, wherein the serious ones Of this earth, carefully exasperated, have Been prettily spurred on to unseemliness And indiscretion, while overcome by an Undue sense of right. London 1890, William Heinemann. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title, followed by ‘Publisher's Note' leaf and three further preliminary leaves, before title-page; quarter diagonally fine ribbed mustard cloth, drab boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front board, blocked gilt, lettered dark brown, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Boards slightly worn at corners; a little scattered very light foxing; in general a nice copy.

First authorised edition.

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WHISTLER (James M'Neill). The gentle art Of Making enemies As pleasingly exemplified In many instances, wherein the serious ones Of this earth, carefully exasperated, have Been prettily spurred on to unseemliness And indiscretion, while overcome by an Undue sense of right. London 1890, William Heinemann. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title, followed by ‘Publisher's Note' leaf and three further preliminary leaves, before title-page; quarter diagonally fine ribbed mustard cloth, drab boards, blocked and lettered gilt on front board, blocked gilt, lettered dark brown, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Boards worn at corners, rubbed, and a little stained; a little foxing internally, chiefly of prelims., but in general nice.

First authorised edition.

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WHITE (Henry Kirke). The Remains Of Henry Kirke White, Of Nottingham, Late of St. John's College, Cambridge; With an Account of his Life, By Robert Southey. In two volumes. Vol. I [II]. London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; Longman, Hurst[,] Rees, and Orme; J. Dighton, T. Barret, and J. Nicholson, Cambridge; and W. Dunn, and S. Tupman, Nottingham; At the Union Printing Office, St. John's Square, by W. Wilson, 1807. 2 Vols, cr.8vo; mezzotint portrait frontispiece engraved by Freeman after a painting by T. Barber of Nottingham, and engraved vignette general title, precede letterpress title in volume one; engraved frontispiece of Clifton Grove by George Cooke after Barber in volume two; half-titles not present; eleven entry Errata at foot of Contents in volume one, five entry Errata similarly placed in volume two; pp.[iii]-[viii]+322; [iii]-viii+300; contemporary quarter calf, spine labels, vellum corners, marbled sides. Calf cracked or cracking over joints, but firm on the cords, and chipped a trifle at extreme headbands; labels lacking; gilt shelf-mark on spines; marbled paper darkened and a little chipped; slight wear to corners; some marginal fingering and dusting throughout, and one or two small spots and marginal tears: a good reading copy only. TOGETHER WITH: WHITE (Henry Kirke). The Remains Of Henry Kirke White, Of Nottingham, Late of St. John's College, Cambridge; With an account of his Life, By Robert Southey. Vol. III. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-row, 1822. Extra cr.8vo; engraved title-page after a drawing by F. Chantrey, Esq., precedes letterpress title-page; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xx]+185+[i (printer's imprint)]+2; contemporary quarter calf, spine labels, vellum corners, marbled sides. Calf cracking over back joint, and chipped a trifle at extreme head- and tail- bands; front board detatched; label lacking; gilt shelf-mark on spine; extensive light foxing of frontispiece; one or two scattered fox-spots in text; a generally nice copy, nonetheless. The three volumes, complete, as a reading copy.

The first edition of all three volumes, volume three having been published co-evally with the ninth edition of the first two volumes, and in the same format, as is made clear in the advertisements. Reprints of the first two volumes are common, but they are definitely scarce in the first edition as here, whilst the third volume, issued so much later, is relatively seldom seen. Complete sets, with all volumes in the first edition, are unusual. We only wish that in the present copy the first two volumes had been rather less well read! Southey edited all three volumes besides writing the Life which occupies the first 58pp. of volume one, the thirteen page Preface to volume three, and contributing the occasional note. The first volume is printed on paper watermarked ‘B 1806'. CBEL, III, p.246, and 182 (giving the date for the first two volumes erroneously as 1808).

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WHITEHEAD (Charles). The Life and times Of Sir Walter Raleigh: With copious extracts from his "History of the World." N. Cooke, Milford House, Strand, (Office of the "National Illustrated Library,"), And all booksellers, 1854. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page on thicker paper; six plates; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some arranged as plates but included in the pagination; integral errata leaf at end, blank on verso; pp.xii (including the frontispiece and title-leaves)+309+[i (blank)]+[ii]; light brown horizontal wavy grain cloth elaborately embossed on sides with design and series title, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of Leighton Son & Hodge, Shoe Lane, London, on back paste-down. Very slight mottled darkening of sides, due apparently to paste action; otherwise, and in effect, a fine copy.

Issued, according to the covers, as a volume in ‘The National Illustrated Library'. The plates face pp.46, 106, 144, 190, 224, and 304.

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WHITMAN (Walt). Democratic vistas, and Other papers. (Published by arrangement with the Author.) Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Toronto: W.J. Gage & Co., 1888. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark yelow green cloth, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Pastedowns a trifle chipped; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as volume 23 of The Scott Library. The legend ‘Published by arrangement with the Author' may suggest that this was printed from a ms. or set of advance sheets of the American edition, which it may therefore precede. The author's Preface is dated from Camden, New Jersey, April 1888. Though the inserted catalogue in this copy is undated, it lists The Scott Library to volume 74, and it is therefore probable that the present copy is of a later issue. This is the standard binding. According to the catalogue the series was also available in "Half-Morocco, gilt top, antique; Red Roan, gilt edges, etc."

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WHITMAN (Walt). Calamus: a series of letters written During the years 1868-1880 by Walt Whitman to a young friend (Peter Doyle). Edited with an introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke M.D. one of Whitman's literary executors. Published by Laurens Maynard at 287 Congress Street in Boston, 1897. Super roy.16mo in half-sheets; binder's blank at front; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and one inserted facsimile; colophon leaf at end; pp.viii+173+[i (blank)]+[ii]; lime green linen-effect rough buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Worming affecting front paste-down, and slightly affecting prelims at gutters, with one insignificant hole (pinhole size) through inner margins of same; poor quality paper of frontispiece and facsimile embrowned, chiefly on verso, with slight offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

The facsimile faces p.112. Blanck, 21446: trade edition, first issue, with integral title-leaf and imprint ‘MAYNARD' on spine. The front end-paper of this copy bears an inscription dated ‘June 1897', the month of first issue.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). [On general title:] The writings Of John Greenleaf Whittier In seven volumes. Volume I [-VII]. [On specific title:] Narrative & legendary Poems. By John Greenleaf Whittier [Poems of nature, Poems subjective & reminiscent, Religious poems By John Greenleaf Whittier; Anti-slavery poems, Songs of labor & reform By John Greenleaf Whittier; Personal poems, Occasional poems, The tent on the beach By John Greenleaf Whittier With The poems of Elizabeth H. Whittier, And An appendix containing early and uncollected Verses; Margaret Smith's journal Tales & sketches By John Greenleaf Whittier; Old portraits and modern Sketches, Personal sketches & tributes, Historical papers By John Greenleaf Whittier; The conflict with slavery, Politics and reform, The inner life - criticism By John Greenleaf Whittier]. London, Macmillan and Co., 1888 [1888; 1889; 1889; 1889; 1889; 1889]. 7 Vols., uniform; half-titles not called for; general title precedes specific title in each volume; engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in volumes I-V the specific title in those volumes being a conjugate leaf of plate paper, not included in the pagination; blank precedes general title in volumes one, five, six, and seven; integral advertisement leaf at end of volumes six and seven, two at the end of volume two; pp.435+[i (blank)]; 347+[i (blank)]+[4]; 376; 399+[i (blank)]; 436; 437+[i (blank)]+[2]; 402+[ii]. dark green buckram, ruled blind on sides, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Slight foxing of end-papers and some tissues, the latter with offsetting; otherwise a fine set.

Blank, 22102, note, refers to the London edition, but gives no details. It was issued, according to the terminal advertisements, in monthly volumes between December 1, 1888 and June 1, 1889 - but the volumes were probably ‘ready' in each case a week or two earlier, as was usual at this date with sets or series issued as monthly volumes. As with the American edition volumes I-IV have ‘WHITTIER'S POETICAL WORKS' on the spine, the remaining volumes ‘WHITTIER'S / PROSE / WORKS'.

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WHITTIER (John Greenleaf). Life and letters Of John Greenleaf Whittier By Samuel T. Pickard. In two volumes. With illustrations. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1895. 2 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; three engraved plates in volume one, two plates and a facsimile in volume two; pp.[2]+[x]+402; [viii]+[403]-802; rebound in dark grey-green diagonally fine ribbed binder's cloth, lettered with short rules gilt on spine; original front free end-papers bound in. Original end-papers embrowned on backs; tissues foxed, with off-setting; otherwise a fine copy.

Blanck, 22172, note. Published simultaneously with the American edition (on 10th November, 1894), but dated ahead, the volumes were printed in England from a second set of plates in a slightly earlier state than those used for the American edition, having a slightly shorter version of the Index at the end of volume two. The London edition is definitely scarce.

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WILBERFORCE (Samuel, D.D., Lord Bishop of Oxford, Lord High Almoner to the Queen, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter). Sermons Preached and published on several occasions. John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1854. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[xii]+340; very dark brown straight morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated crimson. A few scattered fox-spots, but a near fine copy.



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WILDE (Oscar). Intentions. Leipzig, Heinemann and Balestier, Limited, London, 1891. Short f'cap 8vo; blank before half/series title; publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue, dated June 1891 on first leaf and August 1891 on last leaf, at end; pp.[viii]+212; light brown paper wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark brown, the back wrapper (correctly) bearing the date October, 1891. Very slight wear to wrappers at corners and extremities of spine, and insignificant light stain on front wrapper; owner's name lightly pencilled on fronnt wrapper; light damp-staining to blank fore-margins of a few leaves of prelims. and first gathering; fore-margins of catalogue damp-stained with slight evidence of defunct mould, and one a trifle chipped; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

The correct first issue: Mason, 567. Issued as volume 54 of ‘The English Library', the back wrapper advance listing of six further titles, with a further thirty-one as ‘In the press'. The book was first published in England on May 2nd, 1891.

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[WILLIAMS (Adin)]. Legends, Tales, and Songs, In the Dialect of the peasantry Of Gloucestershire; With several Ballads, and a Glossary of Words in General use. Illustrated. London: Kent & Co., 23, Paternoster Row. Cirencester: C.H. Savory, St. John Street. Gloucester: Davies & Son, N.D. [1876]. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved vignette on title-page, and four illustrations in the text, and five decorative headpieces; 2pp. integral Savory advertisements at end; pp.110+[2]; yellow boards printed in black, the front board bearing a reproduction of the title-page surrounded by scrollwork, the back board the arms of Gloucester within a decorative frame, the spine up-lettered; end-papers coated very pale yellow. Most of backstrip lacking, and slight dusting to boards; otherwise a very nice copy.

The sole edition. The editor in his Preface says "it is believed that no other work containing examples of the dialect of the peasantry of the county can be obtained". He also notes that "the broad Saxon dialect now in use in the rural districts of the county" is likely to be rapidly eroded in consequence of the setting up of School Boards under the 1870 Act. Hyett gives the publication date 1876 for this small volume of Gloucestershire tales and legends and notes that it was compiled by Adin Williams, sometime Master of Kempsford and Lechlade National Schools, who also compiled "Lays and Legends of Gloucestershire" (1879) and wrote "A History of Lechlade" (1888).

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[WILSON (John, ‘Christopher North').]. The Recreations Of Christopher North. In three volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. 3 Vols.; advertisement leaf precedes half-title in volume one; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end of volume two; vertically fine-ribbed moiré dark green cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; end-papers coated yellow. Covers damp spotted and showing some wear; some end-papers slightly cracked; otherwise in general nice.

Apparently an advance copy, with the publisher's presentation inscription on the half-title page of volume three, and a series of pencil notes, possibly relating to a review, on the white recto of each back free end-paper; in volume one the printed notice on the recto of the initial advertisement leaf, reading: "Volume Second Will be Published on the 25th of July" has been altered in pencil to read: "Volume one . . . ". In this copy the cloth of the first two volumes is lighter in colour and more highly glazed than that of volume three. This lighter cloth (which is certainly less satisfactory than that later used) is normally seen only on volume one; we believe that its presence here on the second volume is characteristic of the earliest issue. The elaborate gilt blocking on the spines of these volumes depicting bindweed flowers, leaves, and tendrils entwining a frame of interlaced woody stems, combined with the elaborate, very delicate, but crisp and sharp blind blocking on the sides (bindweed corner ornaments set round a central arabesque enclosing a strapwork trellis), make them, surely, among the most beautiful - not to say unusual - of their day.

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[WILSON (John, ‘Christopher North').]. The Recreations Of Christopher North. In three volumes. Wiliam Blackwood and Sons, 1842. 3 Vols.; advertisement leaf precedes half-title in volume one; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end of volume two; vertically fine-ribbed moiré dark green cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on spine; uncut edges; end-papers coated yellow. Minor faults, but a very nice, crisp copy. Scarce thus.

The elaborate gilt blocking on the spines of these volumes depicting bindweed flowers, leaves, and tendrils entwining a frame of interlaced woody stems, combined with the elaborate, very delicate, but crisp and sharp blind blocking on the sides (bindweed corner ornaments set round a central arabesque enclosing a strapwork trellis), make them, surely, among the most beautiful - not to say unusual - of their day. In this copy the cloth of volume one is, as usual, not quite uniform, being lighter in colour and more highly glazed than that in the other two.

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WINTHROP (Theodore). The Canoe and the Saddle. Adventures among the northwestern Rivers and forests And Isthmiana. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1883. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; diagonally fine ribbed lime green cloth, ruled and blocked black on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.

Includes a "partial vocabulary of the Chinook jargon". ‘Isthmiana' is an unrevised journal, here published posthumously.

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YEATS (W.B.) and HORTON (W.T.). A book of images Drawn by W.T. Horton & intro-Duced by W.B. Yeats. London at The Unicorn Press VII Cecil Court St. Martin's Lane MDCCCXCVIII. Double f'cap 8vo; twenty-three full-page illustrations on text paper; final leaf integral advertisements; deep yellow buckram lettered black on front cover and spine, blocked black on front cover; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy of a scarce title.

The advertisement leaf advertises the volume as a f'cap 8vo including twenty-four illustrations, which is incorrect on both counts. The present volume is complete as issued, the Contents leaf calling only for the twenty-three illustrations in fact present.

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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. A Book of worthies Gathered From the Old Histories And now written anew By The author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." Macmillan and Co., 1869. Sm.f'cap 8vo; vignette title-page with tissue guard; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; brown buckram ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated very dark grey. Cloth of spine fraying at head and tail; front end-papers very slightly cracking; otherwise a very good copy.



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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. The population Of An old pear-tree; Or, Stories of Insect Life. From the French of E. van Bruyssel. Edited by The author of "The Heir of Redclyffe." With Numerous illustrations by Becker. Macmillan and Co., 1870. Globe 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous delightful illustrations on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii (including frontispiece)+221+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; yellow-green sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, black on spine, lettered and blocked with publisher's device gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated milk chocolate; binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on back paste-down. Front end-paper very slightly chipped; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

A scarce title, not in Sadleir, nor among the eighty-nine titles of the two Wolff collections.

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YONGE (Charlotte Mary). Life Of John Coleridge Patteson, Missionary bishop of the melanesian islands. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1874. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with fine steel engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, conjugate with title-page, and integral advertisement leaf at end; map in volume one; volume two with initial blank, and engraved facsimile; pp.xii (frontispiece included in the pagination)+570+[ii]; [viii (including frontispiece)]+ [602 (last page blank)]+2; royal blue fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Restorations to cloth a top of spine in volume one, and cloth of spine a little creased; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Lightly tipped in after the front end-paper in volume one is an ALS from Charlotte Yonge, dated ‘Aug 30th 1861', approximately 100 words, beginning ‘Dear Madam', agreeing to see her correspondent, and mentioning relevant details of her domestic arrangements. The front paste-down of each volume bears the small label of ‘H.T. Cooke & Son, Booksellers To The Queen. Warwick.', and an interesting circular armorial bookplate, printed in red.

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YONGE (Charlotte Mary). Life Of John Coleridge Patteson, Missionary bishop of the melanesian islands. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., 1874. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with fine steel engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, conjugate with title-page, and integral advertisement leaf at end; map in volume one; volume two with initial blank, and engraved facsimile; pp.xii (frontispiece included in the pagination)+570+[ii]; [viii (including frontispiece)]+ [602 (last page blank)]+2; royal blue fine morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's device, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Burn & Co.' on back paste-down of volume one. Spines darkened; restoration to cloth at head of front joint in volume two, and cloth a little creased; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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YONGE (Charlotte M.). A man of other days. Recollections Of the marquis Henry Joseph Costa de Beauregard. Edited, from the French, By Charlotte M. Yonge, Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," etc. In two volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1877. 2 Vols. in one, as issued, post 8vo; half-title to volume two discarded by the publisher, as also a final advertisement leaf or blank to volume one; pp.[xvi]+[318]; [vi (paged viii)]+308; brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Light marking of end-papers; name on upper margin of half-title, and two small thinned patches where ink markings have been removed; ink scribble on margin of one leaf; otherwise very nice.

First edition, second issue. A decidedly scarce title in any form.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The youth Of Queen Elizabeth 1533-1558. By Louis Wiesener Late Professor of History at the university, member of the philotechnic Society, the historical research society, etc. Edited from the French, By Charlotte M. Yonge Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," etc. In two volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1879. 2 vols., wire-stitched; text-paper fly-title to advertisements followed by publisher's 16pp. inserted catalogue at end of volume two; pp.[xxvi]+302; viii+290 [?+ii]; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. First and last few leaves foxed in each volume; otherwise a virtually fine copy of a difficult title.

The last leaf of text in volume two is an unsigned single inset, as is the fly-title to the advertisements which follows it. We hypothesise that one of them was printed conjugate with the three leaves of Contents to the First Volume, the last of which is likewise a single inset, thus completing a half-sheet, whilst the other was printed conjugate with the final gathering, ‘U', in volume one, which has seven leaves, thus completing that sheet. This would make the fly-title to the advertisements an integral leaf, as it is in other Hurst and Blackett publications of about this time, although the catalogue, which is on slightly different paper, is not.

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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. Cameos From English history. Reformation Times. By the author of The Heir of Redclyffe. Fourth series. Macmillan and Co., 1879. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, with embossed vellum onlay within gilt ruled circle on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated black. Fine.



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YONGE (Charlotte M.). History Of France. Macmillan and Co., 1881. Miniature 8vo; pp.[vi]+122+[iv], wire-stitched; blank, and leaf bearing maps on recto and verso precede title-page, integral advertisement leaf, followed by blank at end, the blanks serving as paste-downs; issued without half-title; light olive green buckram, ruled, and blocked with publisher's device, black, on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine. A nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘History Primers', under the general editorship of J.R. Green. The present copy is of the correct first printing, bearing a Gothic letter ‘E' at the foot of [A]4 recto, denoting that electrotype plates were to be made.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). History of Christian names. New edition, revised. Macmillan and Co., 1884. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[cxliv]+476+[iv]; cerise buckram ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Very slight fading of spine; light pencilled inscription on half-title; otherwise a fine copy.

First revised edition of a title published originally in 1863. Includes also an additional preface. Chaplet, p.209; Wolff, 7369, recording only the first edition.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). The Victorian half century: A Jubilee Book. With a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. Macmillan and Co., 1886. Sm.cr.8vo; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+114+[ii]; mottled sky-blue buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram device on sides, lettered on front cover and up spine, dark blue. Spine a little darkened; tissue badly foxed, with offsetting on to facing leaves; otherwise a nice copy.



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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. Cameos From English history. Forty years of Stewart rule. (1603 - 1643.). By the author of The Heir of Redclyffe. Sixth series. London: Macmillan and Co., And New York, 1887. F'cap 8vo; 2pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; bevelled brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, with embossed vellum onlay within gilt ruled circle on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e.g.; end-papers coated black. Barely perceptible damp-marking of sides; gilt dulled on spine; a few light pencilled notes passim in text; otherwise a fine copy.



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YONGE (Charlotte M.). Hannah More. W.H. Allen & Co., 13 Waterloo Place, S.W., 1888. Globe 8vo; 4pp. series advertisements at end, on text-paper, and probably integral (v. note); pp.viii+196+[iv]; deep yellow-green buckram ruled gilt up front cover, lettered gilt up front cover and on spine; greeny-white end-papers printed with conventional pattern in grey-green. Spine very slightly dull; inscription dated April 1888 on upper margin of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Eminent Women Series' under the general editorship of John H. Ingram. The advertisements list fifteen titles as already published (twelve with reviews), but not this title.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). An Old woman's outlook In A Hampshire village. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements coded ‘20.7.92', and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated September, 1892, at end; pp.[viii]+285+[i (blank)]+[ii]; blue fine diaper cloth blocked with publisher's initials device, and ruled, blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked with author's initials device gilt (the lettering gilt-shadowed blind through gilt), on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy of an uncommon title.

Not in Sadleir; nor among the ninety titles of the two Wolff collections. The first issue, later copies having the coding ‘50.9.92' on the 4pp. inserted advertisements, and the date January, 1893 on the catalogue.

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YONGE (Charlotte M.). An Old woman's outlook In A Hampshire village. Macmillan and Co., 1892. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf followed by 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements coded ‘50.9.92', and publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated January, 1893, at end; pp.[viii]+285+[i (blank)]+[ii]; blue fine diaper cloth blocked with publisher's initials device, and ruled, blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked with author's initials device gilt (the lettering gilt-shadowed blind through gilt), on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Fine copy of an uncommon title.

Not in Sadleir; nor among the ninety titles of the two Wolff collections. The second issue, earlier copies having the coding ‘20.7.92' on the 4pp. inserted advertisements, and the date September, 1892 on the catalogue.

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[YONGE (Charlotte M.).]. Cameos From English history: The eighteenth century. By the author of The Heir of Redclyffe. Ninth series. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. F'cap 8vo; pp.[viii]+352; inserted text-paper advertisement leaf at end; bevelled brown patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt-ruled circle enclosing embossed vellum onlay on front cover, spine blocked with publisher's device, ruled, and lettered gilt; t.e.g; endpapers glazed black. Gilt a trifle dulled on spine; neat ownership inscription on half-title page; otherwise a fine copy.



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[ZANGWILL (I.).]. Man or beast: Studies in Unnatural history By Edward A. Morton. Illustrations by A.J. Finberg. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, N.D. [May, 1893]. Post 8vo; pp.192; illustrations on text-paper; bright light blue buckram, blocked black, lettered red and black on front cover and spine. A near-fine copy.

Published, according to the English Catalogue of Books, at 2/-, it possibly, therefore, was issued as a volume in ‘Arrowsmith's 2/- Series', though this is nowhere stated on the book. Mentioned on the front cover, but not the title-page, is an Introduction by I. Zangwill. This occupies pp.9-40.

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[ZANGWILL (I.).]. Barlaam and Josaphat: English Lives of Buddha Edited and Induced by Joseph Jacobs. 1896, Published by David Nutt, in the Strand. Series title, and engraved frontispiece by H. Ryland, printed in sepia, with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; two large folding genealogies; pp.cxxxii+56; French folded mock- parchment wrappers over outer end-papers, printed on front cover and up spine in black; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Includes a prefatory poem by Zangwill. Issued as Vol.X in the series ‘Bibliotheque de Carabas'.

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