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.

ANTHOLOGY. The Student, Or The midland counties' Literary repository. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; And J. Whittingham, Southwell, N.D. [c.1838]. Demy 8vo in half sheets; half-title not called for; pp.[2]+[iv]+400; glazed ivory boards, black paper spine label printed in gilt; t.e.g., fore-edges rough trimmed. Spine badly chipped at head and tail; front end-papers slightly cracked; back end-papers lightly stained; a few leaves lightly foxed; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy.

Seven numbers of this rare and short-lived periodical in one volume, as published. Possibly all issued. Short stories, serials, poems, essays, and translations. Includes work by Thomas Ragg, Edmund Hope, T.J. Ouseley, ‘Extraordinary Adventures of a Donkey (Translated from the French of A. Dumas.)' by ‘B.G.' (and not in Munro), S. Smith, W.J. Norfolk, Mary Ann Carter, I.C. Wright, Thirza Roby, Fred Wm. Maltby, T.H. Hathaway, Henry Morton, Lucy Joynes, R.T. Morrison, R. Hopper, J.C. James, ‘The Brothers, Adapted from the German of Schiller, By Edmund Hope', Thos. Hirst, etc., as well as several pieces whose authors are anonymous, pseudonymous, or identified only by initials. Dated from the general appearance of the volume, but also from a review in the sixth number.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Talisman; Or, English keepsake. A Bouquet of literature And The fine arts. Illustrated with splendid engravings. London. Published by Thomas Holmes, Great Book Establishment, 76, St. Paul's Church Yard., N.D. [c.1853]. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece after Sir Thomas Lawrence, and nine plates after various artists, all with tissue guards; pp.vi+312; scarlet vertical straight morocco cloth, elaborately blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and elaborately blocked, gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Front end-paper creased; a couple of leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Dated from a presentation inscription on the front end-paper. If the publisher's Preface is to be taken literally, at least the third volume of this series of annuals, which aimed to place "the Annuals within the reach of all classes", and which was presumably issued at a much lower price than the 12/- or so that was standard. It consists principally, if not wholly, of material reprinted from the earlier Annuals. Wolff, 7913, records another volume in the series, with a presentation inscription dated 1855. The contents are mostly anonymous, but named contributors include Catherine Gilpin, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Thomas Roscoe, Sir Walter Scott, and William Wordsworth. There is no list of plates, but they are here bound in to face pp.32, 56, 60, 107, 131, 162, 192, 225, and 275.

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ANTHOLOGY. Tom Hood's Comic Annual For 1873. With twenty-three pages of illustrations By the brothers Dalziel. Published at the Fun Office, 80 Fleet Street, N.D. [1872]. Double f'cap 8vo; 4pp. lge.post 8vo commercial advertisements on cream paper tipped in before half-title; frontispiece on verso of half-title; vignette title, Preface, and Contents leaves with commercial advertisements on verso; 14pp. commercial advertisements at end; ivory wrappers printed in purple outside, in black inside, with commercial advertisements on inside and back; issued without end-papers. Wrappers faded and a little worn; in general nice internally.

Contributors include Tom Hood [the younger], A.G. Bierce, J. Ashby Sterry, Walter Thornbury, Mark Twain, W.S. Gilbert, etc. Searle, p.87; Blanck 1095, and 3347. The Twain piece at least has never been reprinted.

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ANTHOLOGY. Voluntaries For an East London hospital By The Earl of Lytton, Bishop of Bedford, E.M. Abdy-Williams T. Ashe, C. Cheston, Mrs. W.K. Clifford, Austin Dobson Arthur Gaye, A. Egmont Hake, T. Gordon Hake Mrs. Heckford, W.E. Henley, May Kendall Andrew Lang, Walter Pollock F. Mabel Robinson, Edward Rose Clement Scott, R.L. Stevenson J.L. Toole. David Stott, 370, Oxford Street, W, 1887. Stub of tipped in subscription slip precedes frontispiece (the text offset onto the verso of the front free end-paper); frontispiece and tailpieces on text-paper; 3pp. facsimiles inserted between pp.172 and 173; bevelled pale marina green buckram, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. End-papers lightly foxed; inscription dated 2nd June 1887 on front free end-paper; otherwise a fine copy, the delicately coloured cloth in very clean, bright, state.

Printed on Dutch hand-made paper. Includes ‘Ad Matrem' by Stevenson, Henley's ‘Hospital Sketches', ‘To the Mammoth Tortoise of the Mascarene Islands' by Dobson, ‘A Vicious Circle' by Lytton, ‘Ballade of the Dream' by Lang, etc., as well as three unpublished letters by General Gordon, not referred to on the title-page. All the material appears to be here first published. McKay, 842; Murray, p.82, describing the cloth as blue (it is an equivocal colour), and the edges as untrimmed, which is probably an error. Neither calls for the subscription slip.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Winter's wreath For MCCCCXXX, A collection of original contributions In Prose and verse. London: Published by Whittaker, Treacher & Co., And George Smith, Liverpool, N.D. [1829]. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; pp.[2]+[vi, paged to v],+[4]+384; steel engraved presentation leaf on pale green paper, and frontispiece with tissue guard, precede title-page; half-title not called for; eleven steel engraved plates, each with tissue guard; Errata printed on last page of Contents; red watered silk, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; olive green coated end-papers. Near fine.

Faxon, 1795, not noting that the title leaf is not allowed for in the pagination of the prelims. The presentation leaf in this copy bears a neat inscription dated November 1829. The volume was edited and printed in Liverpool. Contributors include Mrs. Hemans, Hartley Coleridge, William Howitt, W. Roscoe, Miss Mitford, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The Winter's wreath For MDCCCXXXII. London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot; And George Smith, Liverpool. 12mo, printed in half-sheets; steel engraved frontispiece, and presentation leaf, with tissue guard, precede title-page; ten steel engraved plates with tissue guards; wood-engraved ornaments on text-paper; contemporary full natural calf, with strapwork design blind, ruled and tooled gilt border, on sides, spine gilt extra, with raised bands, and black label, elaborately tooled gilt and blind; gilt-tooled edges and dentelles; end-papers coated deep yellow. Near fine.

Faxon, 1797. Edited and printed in Liverpool. The principal contribution is ‘Proserpine: A mythological drama, in two acts. By the author of "Frankenstein" [i.e., Mary Shelley]; other contributors include Mrs. Hemans, T. Roscoe, Hartley Coleridge, Mary Howitt, etc.

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ANTHOLOGY. The World Of Wit and humour. Edited by George Manville Fenn. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, N.D. [1883]. Roy.8vo, printed in double column; half-title not present, probably lacking; wood-engraved frontispiece and nine plates; numerous historiated initials and vignettes in text; pp.[iii-xvi]+480; half brown calf tooled gilt and blind, red spine label, purple morocco cloth sides; marbled edges. End-papers and binder's blanks foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Includes pieces, mostly reprinted, by Samuel Lover, Frank Smedley, Horace Smith, Haliburton, Bret Harte, Thomas Miller, George Eliot, Artemus Ward, W.S. Gilbert, Sydney Smith, Captain Marryatt [sic], Theodore Hook, George Augustus Sala, George Manville Fenn, Mark Twain, [Kinglake], Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walter Thornbury, Thomas Moore, Samuel Warren, James Russell Lowell, F.C. Burnand, Lever, Arthur Sketchley, Thackeray, Maria Edgeworth, James Smith, a large number of unattributed pieces, some of which are presumably by the editor, and a sketch "'The Loving Couple' Ascribed to Charles Dickens". The origins of most of the attributed pieces are given, but some at least of the pieces by Bret Harte, Sala, Fenn, Twain, Lowell, Sketchley, and one by James Smith, are given without note of origin, and hence are presumably either here first published or here first collected in book form. Not noticed by Blanck. An excellently readable compilation, still funny today.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). A French Eton; Or, Middle class education And the state. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements, followed by publisher's inserted 24pp. Catalogue at end, dated ‘25.4.64'; maroon pebble grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind on back cover; top- and fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated greenish black. Large blank corner torn from half-title; two or three light marginal notes in pencil, in a minute contemporary hand; otherwise a nice copy.

The words ‘The right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.' appear 1/16th" from the foot of the title-page. The probable first issue, copies also being known without the inserted Catalogue, with trimmed fore-edges, and with end-papers coated yellow.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). A French Eton; Or, Middle class education And the state. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1864. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; maroon pebble grain cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled blind on back cover; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to covers; otherwise a fine copy.

The words ‘The right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.' appear at the extreme foot of the title-page, and are slightly cropped. The probable second issue, another being known with uncut fore-edges, blackish green end-papers, and an inserted Catalogue dated ‘25.4.64'.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in critcism. By Matthew Arnold, Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1865. F'cap 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xx]+302+[ii]; terra-cotta buckram, ruled blind on back cover, gilt on front cover and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated blackish-green; binder's ticket of Burn (Ball, 20A) on back end-paper. Very slight dulling of cloth, and back end-papers very slightly cracking; a nice copy, nonetheless.

From the library of Victorian poet and sometime collaborator of Lord Lytton, Julian Fane: with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down and the small book-label of Taplow Court on the back paste-down. The major critical work of the nineteenth century: on the Grolier Club list of ‘100 Books Famous in English Literature'.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Friendship's garland: Being the Conversations, letters, and opinions Of the late Arminius, Baron von Thunder-ten-Tronckh. Collected and edited, With a dedicatory letter to Adolescens Leo, Esq., Of "The Daily Telegraph". Smith, Elder and Co., 1871. Half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; pp.[xvi]+172+[iv]; slate sand-grain cloth ruled black on sides and spine, blocked with device gilt and motto lettered slate through gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated pale milk chocolate; binder's ticket of ‘Hanbury & Simpson, Fleet St.' on back paste-down. Neat restoration to cloth at head and very slight wear to cloth at tail of spine, and spine slightly faded; slight foxing of title-page; otherwise a fine copy.

Smart, 66. Smart, writing in 1892, describes the volume as "now very scarce".

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ARNOLD (Matthew). God & the bible: A review of Objections to ‘Literature & Dogma'. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1875. Blank cleanly excised before half-title page, possibly before issue; integral advertisement leaf at end; dark brown buckram, ruled black on sides, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's elaborate monogram device black and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. End-papers faded at edges; front end-papers slightly cracked; back free end-paper lacking; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Copies are also known with end-papers coated grey-green, and with the front blank present.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). God & the bible: A review of Objections to ‘Literature & Dogma'. London, Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1875. The right of translation is reserved] [sic] Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[lii]+394+[ii]; dark brown buckram, ruled black on sides, gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's elaborate monogram device black and gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. First and last few leaves foxed; otherwise a nice copy, largely unopened.

Copies are also known with the end-papers coated chocolate.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Isaiah Xl-lxvi With the Shorter prophecies allied to it Arranged and edited With notes. Macmillan and Co., 1875. Half-title not called for; publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated May 1875; rich brown buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and letered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated very dark green. Edges, and first few leaves very lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The catalogue includes an advertisement for the third impression of the school edition (in a different format and with a slightly different title, from the present volume, and also without the 33pp. Introduction which is included here). This appears to be correct, and has been the case with every copy we have seen, including an authorial presentation copy, the school edition having presumably been published first.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in criticism. Third edition Revised and enlarged. London, Macmillan and Co, 1875. 32pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end dated October 1875; brown buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Cloth badly worn at head and tail of spine, slightly so at corners; back end-papers cracked; one gathering slightly proud, but not loose; otherwise a nice copy.

Smart, 47. With a later date of the Catalogue, copies also being known with a Catalogue dated January 1875. The essay "A Persian Passion Play" is here first included.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Discourses in America. Macmillan and Co., 1885. Blank before half-title; green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight damp-spotting of covers; front free end-paper cleanly removed; end-papers and facing pages foxed; otherwise a fine, entirely unopened, copy.



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ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in criticism Second series. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Blank before half-title; inserted leaf publisher's advertisements on text-paper, followed by publisher's 32pp. Catalogue at end, dated April, 1888; pp.[2]+[x]+331+[i (blank)]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

In our experience remarkably scarce. Published shortly after Arnold's death, the volume includes a 3pp. Prefatory Note, signed ‘C'. Includes ‘The Study of Poetry', ‘Milton', ‘Thomas Gray', ‘John Keats', ‘Wordsworth', ‘Byron', ‘Shelley', ‘Count Leo Tolstoi', and ‘Amiel'. This copy has the misprints ‘an' for ‘in' at l.22, p.82; ‘light' for ‘night' at l.1, p.85; and at l.14, p.331, ‘allusion' for ‘illusion': state or issue significance unknown. This copy has, however, the earliest date of the Catalogue. Copies are also known without a Catalogue.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Essays in criticism Second series. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Blank before half-title; inserted leaf publisher's advertisements at end; pp.[2]+[x]+531+[i (blank)]; navy blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy.

In our experience remarkably scarce. Published shortly after Arnold's death, the volume includes a 3pp. Prefatory Note, signed ‘C'. Includes ‘The Study of Poetry', ‘Milton', ‘Thomas Gray', ‘John Keats', ‘Wordsworth', ‘Byron', ‘Shelley', ‘Count Leo Tolstoi', and ‘Amiel'.

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ARNOLD (Matthew, D.C.L., LL.D., One of Her Majesty's inspectors of schools). Reports On Elementary schools 1852-1882. Edited by the Right Hon. Sir Francis Sandford, K.C.B. Macmillan and Co., 1889. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xvi]+302+[ii]; navy blue buckram ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Nice copy of a difficult title.

First collective edition of reports originally printed in their years of writing in government Blue Books.

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ARNOLD (Matthew). Letters Of Matthew Arnold 1848-1888 Collected and arranged By George W.E. Russell. Vol. I [II]. Macmillan and Co., 1895. 2 Vols.; integral advertisement leaf at end of volume one; pp.xii+402+[ii]; [iv]+379+[i (blank)]; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. End-papers a little foxed, with slight offsetting; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.



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[ARNOLD (Matthew).]. Two Essays upon Matthew Arnold With some of His Letters To the Author By Arthur Galton. Elkin Mathews, In Vigo Street, 1897. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; imprint leaf at end; quarter Holland, blue-grey board sides, printed black on front cover, lettered black on spine; a.e. uncut. In general a nice copy.

Finely printed on hand-made paper, after the style of the Kelmscott Press, by The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. The first appearance in book form of these essays and letters which were originally published in the Century Guild Hobbyhorse.

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ASHBY-STERRY (J.). The Shuttlecock papers. A Book for an Idle Hour. Tinsley Brothers, 8, Catherine Street, Strand, 1873. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.viii+413+[i (printer's imprint)]+[2]; bright green sand-grain cloth, blocked black on back cover, blocked gilt (with shuttlecock, replacing the word in the title), lettered black, on front cover, ruled black, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated cream. A nice copy.

Reflective essays, frequently topographical and local historical in tone. The author was described by William Tinsley in his 1900 book ‘Random Recollections' as: "one of the best and most fashionable light essayists and verse writers of the middle and latter part of the century. It seems fairly certain that had Mr. Sterry lived in the old essaying days of ‘The Spectator' and ‘Rambler', his work would have found favour with Addison, Steele, Dr. Johnson, and other wits who knew the true art of essay writing in its most pleasing and instructive form." CBEL, III, p.357. The front paste-down bears Harold Hartley's 1894 bookplate, designed by Simeon Solomon.

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ASHBY-STERRY (J.). Tiny travels. Tinsley Brothers, 8, Catherine St., Strand, 1874. Two integral advertisement leaves at end (the last being a single inset leaf signed ‘27'); pp.[x]+406+[iv]; bevelled purple sand-grain cloth, ruled black on sides, blocked with author's monogram gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale cream. Spine faded, and a little chipped at head and tail; otherwise a fine copy.

Essays, several relating to London, Brighton, etc., frequently of a literary and local-historical turn. William Tinsley in his 1900 book ‘Random Recollections' commented of this volume: "there are essays in a little volume I published for Mr. Sterry, called ‘Tiny Travels,' that are I think as good as much of the matter that is in ‘The Spectator', ‘The Rambler', ‘The Traveller', and others of that remarkable series." CBEL, III, p.357

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ASHBY-STERRY (J.). Cucumber chronicles: A book to be taken in slices. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1887. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; photographic frontispiece and three plates, with tissue guards; imprint leaf at end; bevelled light blue buckram, lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Small crease in cloth of spine at headband; otherwise a fine copy.

Essays of travel, mainly within London, and including several of Dickensian interest - one of the plates being of ‘The Wooden Midshipman'.

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ASHTON (John). Florizel's folly. With thirteen illustrations. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, six plates in half-tone, and six in line; title-page printed in red and black; pp.xii+308; crimson buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered blind on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly dull and covers a trifle marked; poor quality end-papers embrowned, with slight offsetting; otherwise a fine copy.

Essentially a history of Brighton, with special reference to the Regency period and Brighton Pavilion.

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AUSTIN (Alfred). Russia before Europe. Chatto and Windus, 1876. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+72; mottled blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, printed in black; issued without end-papers. Back wrapper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued uniformly with Swinburne's ‘Note of an English Republican on the Muscovite Crusade', but a very great deal scarcer than that volume.

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AUSTIN (Alfred, Poet laureate). Lamia's Winter-quarters. With ten illustrations. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 10pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+[x]+164+[x]+[2]; nine plates; illustrated chapter heading, repeated throughout; apple green buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Very slight damp-spotting of covers; inscription dated ‘Xmas 1898' on front end-paper; otherwise a very nice copy.

First issue, later copies having a four line errata slip tipped in before first page of text.

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AUSTIN (Alfred, Poet laureate). Lamia's Winter-quarters. With ten illustrations. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; 10pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; pp.[2]+[x]+164+[x]+[2]; four line errata slip tipped in before first page of text; eight plates (ex nine); illustrated chapter heading, repeated throughout; apple green buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. Lacking the plate to face p.73; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Second issue, with the errata slip.

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AUSTIN (Alfred, Poet-laureate). Spring and autumn In Ireland. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1900. Demy 8vo; 4+32pp. advertisements at end, on text-paper; pale green linen-patterned cloth, blocked dark green, lettered dark red, on front cover, blocked dark green, lettered gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut. Near-fine copy.

One of the more elusive of the later titles. The last 9pp. are occupied by a poem: ‘To Ireland'.

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AYTOUN (William E.). The Life and times Of Richard the first, Surnamed Coeur-de-Lion, King of England. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside, 1840. Sm.f'cap 8vo; fine steel-engraved frontispiece by T.A. Dean, with tissue guard; pp.[x]+366; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Bound up without half-title; mottled fading of calf; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued upon first publication as a volume in ‘The Family Library'. CBEL, III, p.278.

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BAGEHOT (Walter). Biographical studies By the late Walter Bagehot. Edited by Richard Holt Hutton. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1881. Demy 8vo; integral advertisement leaf (a single inset, signed ‘BB') at end; errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; diagonally fine-ribbed very dark green cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Cloth worn through in places over joints, slightly worn at corners and edges of boards; internally a nice copy.



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BALFOUR (Arthur J., M.P., LL.D., F.R.S.). Essays And Addresses. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1893. Blank followed by 8pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+314+[ii]; cerise buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Slight fading of spine and three small damp-spots on front cover; otherwise a fine copy.

Essays on ‘The Pleasures of Reading', ‘Bishop Berkeley's Life and Letters', ‘Handel', ‘Cobden and the Manchester School', etc.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Nelsons' hand-books for tourists: The Lakes of Killarney. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1864. Sm.f'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece and eleven plates printed in purple, pale blue, and pale buff (with no key plate), some with tissue guards; large folding map tipped in before start of text; Index leaf at end; pp.112; purple fine straight grain morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered purple through gilt, on spine, blocked and lettered gilt, lettered purple through gilt on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. End-papers foxed on backs, with offsetting onto facing pages; otherwise a nice copy.

Reprint of a book first published in 1859. Quayle, 19, records several printings dated 1859. He seems not to have known of this variant with a later date. The colouring of the plates is startling, but surprisingly effective.

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BALLANTYNE (R.M.). Nelsons' hand-books for tourists: The Lakes of Killarney. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1869. Sm.f'cap 8vo; engraved frontispiece and eleven plates with tissue guards; double spread map tipped in before start of text; Index leaf at end; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated pale yellow. Map foxed; edges slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

Reprint of a book first published in 1859. Quayle, 19, records several printings dated 1859. He seems not to have known of this variant with a later date. The binding, except for a difference in the texture of the cloth, would seem to be the same as that of the first printing, rather than resembling the cheaper variants used for the later issues dated 1859.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). Post-medićval preachers: Some account of the Most celebrated preachers of the 15th, 16th, & 17th Centuries; With outlines of their sermons, and Specimens of their style. By S. Baring-Gould, M.A. Author of "Iceland: its Scenes and Sagas." London, Rivingtons, Waterloo Place; High Street, Oxford / Trinity Street, Cambridge, 1865. 12mo; half-title, integral wood-engraved title-page, letterpress title, and illustrated Preface leaf with Contents on verso precede Introduction; publisher's inserted catalogue, 24pp., dated April, 1865, at end; bevelled black horizontal straight morocco cloth, ruled on sides after an ecclesiastical model, blocked and lettered (with Gothic script) gilt on front cover, lettered, blocked, and with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. burnished red; end-papers faced chocolate; binder's ticket: ‘Bound by Hanbury & Simpson London' on back paste-down. Virtually fine copy.

The author's scarce fourth book. The rare binder's ticket - a white lozenge printed in black with the words ‘BOUND BY' on a central shield surrounded by a circular collar containing the remaining text, set within a ruled border with triangular corner ornaments - is earlier than that recorded as Ball, 42, and has different wording. The decorated title and small wood-cut illustrations at the head of the Preface page are reproduced from the ‘Sermons of Santius Porta' printed and published by J. Cleyn, Lyons, 1513. The preachers dealt with are Gabriel Biel, Jean Raulin, Meffreth, Matthias Faber, Philip von Hartung, Joseph de Barzia, Jacques Marchant, John Osorius, Maximilian Deza, and Francis Coster. Includes a chronology and bibliography of each preacher, and a general analytical Index.

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BARING GOULD (S., M.A.). Curiosities Of Olden times. London: J.T. Hayes, Lyall Place, Eaton Square; New York: Pott & Amery, N.D. [1869]. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 48pp. catalogue at end, dated January 1870; purple sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on sides, blocked, lettered and with short rule, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Neat restorations to cloth of spine; front end-papers neatly strengthened with matching paper; otherwise a nice copy.

A scarce early title from a small publisher. Probably the second issue, as is suggested by the advertisements: the author's Preface is dated ‘July 26th, 1869'. Articles in part reprinted from "Once a Week". Subjects include ‘Curiosities of Cypher', ‘Strange Wills', ‘Queer Culprits', ‘Ghosts in Court', ‘Strange Pains and Penalties', ‘What are Women made of?', ‘"Flagellum Salutis"', ‘Monsieur Oufle', ‘The Jack-ass of Vanvres', ‘A Mysterious Vale,' ‘Chiapa Chocolate', etc. No.36 on S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works.

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BARING-GOULD (The Rev. S., M.A.). Village conferences On The creed. By the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, M.A., Rector of East Mersea, Author of "Origin and Development of Religious Belief," "Curious Myths of the Middle Ages," Lives of the Saints," etc. London: Joseph Masters, 78, New Bond Street, 1873. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; title-leaf a single inset; pp.vi+156; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated June, 1873 (and listing this as the first title, but with reviews); milk chocolate pebble grain cloth, ruled black on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated sage green. Very nice copy.

With presumably the second state of the catalogue. No.139 on S.C. Humphries check-list; this title not in Sadleir, Wolff or CBEL.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). The vicar of Morwenstow: A life of Robert Stephen Hawker, M.A. Henry S. King & Co., 1876. Frontispiece lacking; integral advertisement leaf at end; [viii]+297+[i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled purple fine morocco cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Covers very used and worn; front hinge broken; prelims. detached; some dusting and marking; a good copy for binding or re-casing.

A poor copy, but once the property of W. Cowlard, who contributed memories of Hawker to the volume, including the letter on p.194. Cowlard's ownership inscription appears on the upper margin of the title-page, and a few small pencilled notes in the text are in his hand; whilst the white back of the front end-paper bears a contemporary presentation inscription to Cowlard in a hand we have not identified. The volume was allegedly withdrawn because of infringements of copyright and other objections. "As a character-sketch and a jest-book it is clever and amusing," wrote Hawker's son-in-law, who himself published an edition of of Hawker's ‘Life and Letters' in 1906, "but as a biography...." Hawker's long-time friend William Maskell described it as "a disgrace to English biographical literature", while Piers Brendon in his 1975 book, ‘Hawker of Morwenstow' dismisses it simply as "a work of fiction". Despite the contemporary objections, the second edition was only slightly altered.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). The vicar of Morwenstow: A life of Robert Stephen Hawker, M.A. Third edition, revised. Henry S. King & Co., 1876. Frontispiece (an inset captioned leaf of stiff paper, with a Woodburytype photographic portrait, printed in sepia, laid on), with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf followed by blank at end; [viii]+299+[i (blank)]+[ii]+[ii]; bevelled purple fine morocco cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Tissue foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued the same year as the first edition, which it closely resembles, but the text is, in sum, two pages longer, the revisions, consisting of excisions as well as revisions and additions, being scattered throughout. The first edition was allegedly withdrawn because of infringements of copyright and other objections. "As a character-sketch and a jest-book it is clever and amusing," wrote Hawker's son-in-law, who himself published an edition of of Hawker's ‘Life and Letters' in 1906, "but as a biography...." Hawker's long-time friend William Maskell described it as "a disgrace to English biographical literature", while Piers Brendon in his 1975 book, ‘Hawker of Morwenstow' dismisses it simply as "a work of fiction". Despite the contemporary objections to the first edition, subsequent editions were only slightly revised.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). Germany Present and past. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1881. Leaf blank except for signature mark ‘a' on recto precedes half-title; bevelled very dark brown fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, front cover with circular yellow buckram onlay outlined with gilt rule and blocked in black with Prussian eagle; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated very dark grey. Small hole rubbed in cloth over back joint, and small snag hole in cloth at lower edge of front board; otherwise a fine copy.

The first one volume edition. The book originally appeared in two volumes in 1879.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). Historic Oddities And Strange events. First series. Methuen & Co., 18 Bury Street, W.C [sic], 1889. Med.8vo; pp.viii+323+[i (publisher's advertisements)]; cerise buckram, blocked with publisher's initial device and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. Gilt largely lacking from spine; unobtrusive blind stamp of the Reform Club on title and last leaf, corresponding rubber stamp, with cancellation stamp, on back of back end-paper; otherwise a nice copy. TOGETHER WITH: BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). Historic Oddities And Strange events. Second series. Methuen & Co., 18 Bury Street, W.C. 1891. Med.8vo; pp.viii+372; scarlet buckram, blocked with publisher's initial device and lettered gilt on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Spine a little darkened; rubber stamp of Reform Club Library, with cancellation stamp, on lower margin of last page; otherwise a nice copy.

The two series complete: both are very scarce. Not in the extensive Wolff collection of Baring-Gould's works, nor in Sadleir; no.63 on S.C. Humphrey's Baring-Gould check-list.

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BARING GOULD (S., M.A.). Old country life. With illustrations By W. Parkinson, F.D. Bedford, and F. Masey. Methuen and Co., 18, Bury Street, W.C., 1890. Sq.8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous illustrations on text-paper, some unbacked, but included in the pagination; three integral leaves of advertisements dated December, 1889, at end, the first and last page blank; pp.[2]+x+258+[vi]; bevelled navy blue buckram, ruled and blocked blind, blocked gilt, on back cover, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Prelims. and advertisement leaves a little foxed; elaborate ink monogram of Major E.B. Ricketts on front blank; but a nice copy.

No. 93 on S.C. Humphries check-list. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 276.

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BARING GOULD (S., M.A.). Old country life. With illustrations By W. Parkinson, F.D. Bedford, and F. Masey. Methuen and Co., 18, Bury Street, W.C., 1890. Sq.8vo; blank before half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous illustrations on text-paper, some unbacked, but included in the pagination; three integral leaves of advertisements dated December, 1889, at end, the first and last page blank; pp.[2]+x+258+[vi]; bevelled navy blue buckram, ruled and blocked blind, blocked gilt, on back cover, elaborately blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut; end-papers coated dark grey-green. Covers damp-stained and gilt somewhat rubbed; minor faults internally; an excellent reading copy.

No. 93 on S.C. Humphries check-list. This title not in Sadleir; Wolff, 276.

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BARING GOULD (S., M.A.). Freaks of fanaticism And Other strange events. Methuen & Co., 18, Bury Street, 1891. 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+372+[iv]; publisher's inserted 48pp. Catalogue at end (last page blank), dated April 1901; scarlet buckram blocked with publisher's device and lettering, blind, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut. Back cover a little stained; otherwise a very nice copy.

A late issue, as is shown by the advertisements. The first edition under this title of a book originally published earlier the same year as the second series of ‘Historic Oddities and Strange Events'. The present edition contains a Preface dated September 1st, 1991, which is here first printed. We suspect that the text may also be revised. A scarce title, not in the extensive Wolff collection of Baring-Gould's works, in any form, nor in Sadleir; the present title is also omitted from S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works.

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BARING-GOULD (S., M.A.). The tragedy of The Caesars: A study of the characters Of the Caesars of the Julian And Claudian houses. In two volumes. Methuen and Co., 18 Bury Street, 1892. 2 Vols., roy.8vo; half-titles not called for; numerous illustrations on text-paper; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; dedication leaf a single inset; blank before title-page in volume two; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated October 1892; cerise buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated dark blue-grey. Spines repaired at head; a little general wear to cloth, and some slight fading; first and last leaves lightly foxed; otherwise nice. A scarce title, particularly in cloth.

Not in the extensive Wolff collection of Baring-Gould's works, nor in Sadleir; no.134 on S.C. Humphrey's Baring-Gould check-list.

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BARING-GOULD (S.). Virgin saints And martyrs. With sixteen full-page Illustrations by F. Auger. Hutchinson & Co, Paternoster Row, 1900. Advertisement leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in sanguine and black; sixteen wood-engraved illustrations on text-paper, included in the pagination; pp.viii+400; light and dark mottled scarlet fine rough buckram, front cover blocked and lettered gilt, and with white glazed paper onlay printed from a wood block, in black, with a further illustration by Auger; spine lettered gilt. Slight dulling of spine; prelims. foxed; two or three other leaves slightly so; otherwise a nice copy.

No.145 on S.C. Humphrey's check-list of Baring-Gould's works. Most of the illustrations are very much after the manner of Aubrey Beardsley.

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BARRIE (J.M.). A Holiday in Bed And other Sketches. With a Short Biographical Sketch of the Author. New York Publishing Company, New York, 1892. Binder's blank at front and back; integral blank at front, two at end; half-title not called for; tipped in portrait frontispiece; pp.[vi]+15-180+[iv]; bevelled blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Covers just a little dull, and spine lettering slightly rubbed; light foxing of plate and facing leaves; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Not published in England. Unauthorised collection of articles contributed to magazines. Complete, despite the curious pagination.

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BARRIE (J.M.). Margaret Ogilvy By her son. Hodder and Stoughton, 1896. Engraved portrait frontispiece on plate-paper, with tissue guard; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+204+4; bevelled navy blue coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine within gilt ruled boxes; t.e.g., others uncut. Prelims., and final advertisement leaf, lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.



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[BEACON (George).]. A slap at the crafts: Or, England as it has been; England as it is; England as it ought to be. King-craft - aristo-craft - priest-craft - State-craft - handicraft. London, Strange, sen. & Co., 8, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1854. F'cap 12mo in half-sheets, stabbed and sewn through; half-title not called for; pp.72; glazed grey wrappers printed on front wrapper with illustration and text in black; end-papers coated yellow. Back wrapper and spine renewed with matching period paper; front wrapper a little creased, rubbed, and dusty, and cropped slightly at fore-margin with loss to a small portion of the ruled border; a little light spotting, mostly marginal, to the first few leaves; otherwise a nice copy. Rare.

Virulently anti-establishment in all and any of its manifestations. Published at 6d. COPAC records the British Library copy only; World-Cat adds Delaware.

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BEDDOES (Thomas Lovell). The Letters of Thomas Lovell Beddoes Edited with Notes By Edmund Gosse. Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894. Pott 8vo; final blank; pp.[viii]+270+[ii]; bevelled vertically ribbed caramel cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Small nick in cloth at head of front joint; otherwise a fine copy.

One of 600 copies for England. Almost all of the letters are here first published.

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BRADLEY (Edward [otherwise Cuthbert Bede]). College Life; A Series of Original Etchings. Wyatt and Son, Oxford; Dimmock, Cambridge; Andrews, Durham, N.D. [1849]. Frontispiece and twenty-three etched plates; quarter cloth, printed paper covered boards. Spine repaired, and boards a little rubbed; a little very slight foxing and dusting; two or three margins waterstained; frontispiece laid down, and margins of three other plates unobtrusively strengthened. The plates have been impressed rather deeply on a soft but stiff plate-paper which shows some tendency to crack around the edges of the plates - hence the repairs. Nevertheless, a good copy of a rare book.

Presentation copy from the author, with his signed and dated holograph inscription on the front paste-down. Bradley's first book. Published under his own name, though one or two of the plates are signed with his pen-name, ‘Cuthbert Bede'. The book was apparently re-issued in fascicule form, six parts in five, in 1849-50.

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BEDE (Cuthbert, B.A. [i.e., Edward Bradley]). Motley. Prose and verse: grave and gay. By Cuthbert Bede, B.A., Author of "Verdant Green," "Photographic Pleasures," "Love's Provocations," etc. With original illustrations by the author. London: James Blackwood, Paternoster Row, 1855. Globe 8vo; half-title, wood-engraved frontispice, and illustrated title-page, precede letterpress title-page; pp.[xii]+[105]+[i (blank)]; later drab boards lettered in black on front cover and spine. Half-title slightly dusty and with small chips to blank fore-corners; otherwise a nice copy.

Almost certainly issued originally in wrappers. In our experience, scarce.

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BEDE (Cuthbert [i.e., Edward Bradley].). Fotheringhay And Mary, Queen of Scots. Being An account, historical and descriptive, Of Fotheringhay Castle, The last prison of Mary, Queen of Scots, And the Scene of her trial and execution. By Cuthbert Bede: With Illustrations by the Author, And an original contemporary portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, Now first published. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. Oundle: Alfred King, 1886. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece photograph in sepia laid on to captioned leaf of plate paper, with tissue guard; title with Wordsworth sonnet on verso; dedication leaf (verso blank); Preface, with start of Contents on verso; leaf bearing remainder of Contents on recto, list of illustrations on verso; pp.[viii]+[7]-232+[3 (inserted advertisements on text-paper)]+[1 (printer's imprint of King)]; eight plates, mostly after drawings by the author; diagonally fine ribbed brown cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated grey chocolate. Faint mark on front cover; cloth slightly bubbled at corner of back cover; insignificant damp-marking of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce, in any issue.

First edition, first issue, variant in brown cloth: published at 5s. CBEL, III, p.473-4 gives 1886 as the date of first issue of this volume, that being the date on the title-page and in the printer's imprint: the English Catalogue of Books gives 1885, the book having apparently been advertised in advance towards the end of that year. The odd pagination of the volume, which fails to account for one leaf of the prelims. - probably the dedication leaf - leads to the suspicion that, as originally planned by the printer, a blank (or captioned) leaf should have preceded the title-page to accommodate the laid-on frontispiece, and that this arrangement was altered after the bulk of the text had been run off.

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BEDE (Cuthbert [i.e., Edward Bradley].). Fotheringhay And Mary, Queen of Scots. Being An account, historical and descriptive, Of Fotheringhay Castle, The last prison of Mary, Queen of Scots, And the Scene of her trial and execution, With Illustrations by the Author, And an original contemporary portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, Now first published. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. Oundle: Alfred King, 1886. Globe 8vo; half-title not called for; frontispiece photograph laid on to captioned leaf of plate paper; title with Wordsworth sonnet on verso; dedication leaf (verso blank); Preface, with start of Contents on verso; leaf bearing remainder of Contents on recto, list of illustrations on verso; pp.[viii]+[7]-232+[3 (inserted advertisements on text-paper)]+[1 (printer's imprint of King)]; eight plates, mostly after drawings by the author; diagonally fine ribbed scarlet cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated dark chocolate. A nice copy. Scarce, in any issue.

First edition, first issue, variant in scarlet cloth: published at 5s. CBEL, III, p.473-4 gives 1886 as the date of first issue of this volume, that being the date on the title-page and un the printer's imprint: the English Catalogue of Books gives 1885, the book having apparently been advertised in advance towards the end of that year. The odd pagination of the volume, which fails to account for one leaf of the prelims. - probably the dedication leaf - leads to the suspicion that, as originally planned by the printer, a blank leaf should have preceded the title-page to accommodate the laid-on frontispiece (or else a printed one), and that this arrangement was altered after the bulk of the text had been run off.

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BEDE (Cuthbert [i.e., Edward Bradley].). Fotheringhay And Mary, Queen of Scots. Being An account, historical and descriptive, Of Fotheringhay Castle, The last prison of Mary, Queen of Scots, And the Scene of her trial and execution, With Eight Illustrations. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Oundle: Alfred King & Son, N.D. [1885]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; title and conjugate Contents leaf on slightly different stock from the rest of the book, and in fact cancels; pp.[iv]+[7]-232; eight plates, mostly after drawings by the author; quarter black thin cloth applied to spine, thick white boards, cut flush, printed on front board in black. Short tear in one fore-margin, due to an original binding fault; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce, in any issue.

First edition, second issue, published at 3/6, as against the 5s. of the first issue, and dating in fact from 1898. [A3] in the present copy, pp.[7]-8, is the first leaf of text, whilst Bradley's Preface occupies the verso of the title. Comparison with the first issue reveals the somewhat odd fact that, not one, but two preliminary leaves have been discarded in the making up of this issue, the pagination of the original having failed to allow for one leaf of the prelims. - probably the dedication leaf. The amalgamation which resulted in the firm of Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. did not take place until 1889. The original title-page bore, besides that of King, the earlier, shorter, version of the Simpkin, Marshall imprint, and the title-leaf was cancelled both to accommodate this change of style, and to suppress a reference to a frontispiece, not called for in this issue, the prelims. being condensed at the same time to two leaves instead of four. The casing of the volume is that of a provincial ledger-binder. CBEL, III, p.473-4 gives 1886 as the date of first issue of this volume, that being the date on the original title-page: the English Catalogue of Books gives 1885 as the actual date of issue. There is no list of plates, but they are tipped in to face pp.40, 49, 57, and 65, with conjugate pairs of plates bound in between pp.32-3 and 80-81.

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[BEECHING (H.C.).]. Pages from A private diary. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1898. Pp.[viii]+352; vertically fine ribbed olive gren cloth, ruled blind on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.331.

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[BEERBOHM (Max).]. [Cover title:] The Octopus. Eights Week. 1895. Oxford, J. Vincent, 96, High Street. Super roy.8vo; the six original issues, 12pp. each, separately numbered, all except No.V, with a frontispiece plate; bound up together in publisher's light sea-green boards (applied paper, only, over spine) printed on front with octopus, lettering, etc. in black; binder's blank at front and back. Paper of backstrip slightly chipped at extreme head and tail; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Text contributions are unsigned throughout; two of the five cartoons are by Max Beerbohm; one by Hugh Thomson; two are pseudonymous. Neither this collective issue nor the individual numbers are listed in the British Library Catalogue; Yale only in NUC (one copy of each issue).

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BEERBOHM (Max). The Works of Max Beerbohm. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1896. F'cap 8vo; blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+165+[iii]; milk chocolate buckram, blocked grey and gilt, lettered gilt, embossed with very fine vertical fine ribs gilt on gilt panels, on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Virtually fine copy, very bright and crisp. Scarce thus. A handsome book.

Precedes the English edition by four days. The author's first book.

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BEERBOHM (Max). The Happy Hypocrite: A fairy tale for tired men. Bodley Booklets, No.1. John Lane, The Bodley Head, New York and London, 1897. Super roy.16mo, in half sheets; blank before half-title; title page printed in red and black; colophon leaf at end, printed in black and green; greenish buff wrappers, printed in red and green on front wrapper; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Paper of spine slightly defective and wrappers very slightly chipped at fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Gallatin & Oliver, 3a (i.e., the first published state of the text, with the shorter form of the colophon in which the third line ends ‘Spring=' rather than ‘Press', as in the trial printing, and with the uncommon earliest state of the wrapper, the period being present at the end of the series title). Apparently a variant, however, the colour of the wrappers being of a darker shade than usual. This colour is recorded by Gallatin & Oliver as probably a trial binding, and had been seen by them only as the inner wrapper on copies which had two wrappers, the outer one being of the usual paler shade. Printed in America by Will Bradley at the Wayside Press, Springfield, Mass., in December, 1896. From the library of Martin Secker, and bearing his bookplate on the inside front wrapper.

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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; half-title not called for, the first gathering consisting of three leaves and the title being a single inset; imprint leaf at end printed on recto only; pp.[vi]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; patterned fine bead grain cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Slight darkening of label; a little scattered foxing, chiefly evident on prelims; otherwise a fine copy.

This binding not in Gallatin & Oliver, and possibly a trial: green fine bead grain cloth, the printed depth of the label being 25mm, the type of it all of one size, 1mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers running horizontally. The patterning of the cloth shows a faint vertical broad rib effect. The label on this copy measures 3.9mm vertically. In our experience this binding is scarce. The text is Gallatin & Oliver 4b (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and without a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver are clearly confused in their ranking of 4a and 4b, their unargued assumption that 4b is a reprint being in conflict with their recording of the Nowell-Smith copy as inscribed by Beerbohm in May 1899, and their statement that according to information obtained from the publishers the book was not reprinted until September. Both author inscribed copies recorded by Gallatin & Oliver are of 4b. The English copyright deposit copies are of the American issue (Gallatin & Oliver, 4), as with the same publisher's ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles' some twenty years later - but the American edition of the Christie title was not issued in England except for advance and copyright deposit purposes, and the same may be true here, the British library copy at least bearing a date-stamp in advance of the scheduled publication date of 20th May. We believe the present copy to represent a first or trial binding of the first state of the English issue of the first edition.

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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; half-title not called for, the first gathering consisting of three leaves, the title being a single inset; imprint leaf at end printed on recto only; pp.[vi]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; spare label loosely laid in at end, as issued. A near fine copy.

Gallatin & Oliver, 4b (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and without a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver are clearly confused in their ranking of 4a and 4b, their unargued assumption that 4b is a reprint being in conflict with their recording of the Nowell-Smith copy as inscribed by Beerbohm in May 1899, and their statement that according to information obtained from the publishers the book was not reprinted until September. Both author inscribed copies recorded by Gallatin & Oliver are of 4b. In this copy the printed depth of the label is 23mm, the label is printed in type all of one size, 1.5mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers run vertically. The label on this copy measures 3.9mm vertically. From the library of Martin Secker, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; single inset half-title and title leaves; imprint leaf at end, printed on recto only; pp.[viii]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Extensive but very light damp-spotting of covers; end-papers lightly foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; otherwise a fine copy.

Gallatin & Oliver, 4a (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and with a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver regard this as the first state or issue of the English issue: we believe it to be the second one. The printed depth of the label in this copy is 23mm, the label is printed in type all of one size, 1.5mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers run vertically. The label on this copy measures 27mm vertically. From the library of Martin Secker, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; single inset half-title and title leaves; imprint leaf at end, printed on recto only; pp.[viii]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. One or two small symbols, and a little scoring, in indelible pencil, passim; small partial erasure from front end-paper, leaving slight thinning; otherwise in general a nice copy.

Gallatin & Oliver, 4a (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and with a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver regard this as the first state or issue of the English issue: we believe it to be the second one. The printed depth of the label in this copy is 23mm, the label is printed in type all of one size, 1.5mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers run vertically. The label on this copy measures 28mm vertically. From the library of Martin Secker, with his bookplate on the front paste-down. Presumably Secker's reading copy.

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BEERBOHM (Max). More. London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1899. Super roy.16mo; half-title present, but not a single inset; imprint leaf at end printed on recto only; pp.[viii]+201+[i (blank)]+[ii]; green fine diaper cloth, paper spine label; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; spare label loosely laid in, as issued. End-papers foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaf; short tear in one blank fore-margin, due to an original paper fault; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Gallatin & Oliver, 4a (i.e., with the English title-page, printed wholly in black, rather than black and red as in the American issue, and with a half-title). Gallatin & Oliver regard this as the first state or issue of the English issue: we believe it to be the unacknowledged reprint, dating from September, the half-title and title leaves not being single insets. The printed depth of the label in this copy is 23mm, the label is printed in type all of one size, 1.5mm in height, and the chain lines of the laid end-papers run vertically. The label on this copy measures 30mm vertically. From the library of Martin Secker, with his bookplate on the front paste-down.

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BEERBOHM TREE (Herbert). The imaginative faculty: A lecture delivered at The Royal Institution May 26th 1893. With a Portrait from a Drawing by The Marchioness of Granby. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo St., 1893. Narrow f'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece on text-paper, a tipped in leaf; pp.[iv]+48; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, on text-paper, dated June 1893; grey boards, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; label slightly darkened; a little light pencil scoring in margins (v. note); otherwise a nice copy.

Review copy, bearing on the front end-paper the pencilled inscription: "With the publisher's compliments / price 2/6 net". Nelson, 62. In our experience, a scarce Bodley Head title.

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