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.

BELLOC (Hilaire) and OTHERS. Essays in Liberalism By Six Oxford men. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1897. Final blank, followed by 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements dated 5 G. 2.97 and 5 B.-2.97; vertically ribbed dark red cloth lettered gilt on front cover, gilt within gilt boxes on spine; t.e. uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; creamish end-papers. Fine copy.

Includes ‘The Liberal Tradition' by Belloc, ‘Liberalism and Wealth' by F.W. Hirst, ‘Liberals and Labour' by J.A. Simon, ‘Liberalism in Outward Relations' by J.S. Phillimore, ‘A Liberal View of Education' by J.L. Hammond, and ‘The Historic Basis of Liberalism' by P.J. Macdonell. An interesting association copy, bearing on the front paste-down the book-plate of The Oxford University Liberal Club. It is perhaps suggestive that the book-plate is printed in exactly the same shade of red as the covers of the book.

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BENNETT (C.H.). Shadows. W. Kent & Co. (late D. Bogue), Fleet Street, and Paternoster Row, N.D. [c.1859]. Imp.16mo format, caoutchouc bound; twenty-five leaves printed lithographically in black, on one side only, all hand coloured; half-title not called for; frontispiece, and illustrated title-page, with tissue guard; ivory boards, printed lithographically in black, and hand-coloured, on sides; spine plain; end-papers coated yellow. Paper of spine slightly chipped, and with neat restorations; covers slightly darkened; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce book.

Issued, according to the front cover, ‘Half-a-Crown Plain, Colored [sic] 4/6.' Comic illustrations, with captions, of grotesque figures casting unexpected shadows. First published, by David Bogue, in 1857.

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BENSON (A.C.). Genealogy of the Family of Benson of Banger House and Northwoods, In the Parish of Ripon and Chapelry of Pateley Bridge. With Biographical and Illustrative notes. George New, Eton, 1895. Original buckram, the spine slightly darkened and a little worn at head and tail; otherwise a fine copy.

One of only 125 copies ‘printed for private use'.

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BENSON (A.C.). Essays. William Heinemann, 1896. Brown coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Advance copy, with publisher's ‘Presentation Copy' stamp in blind on upper margin of half-title and title leaves. Printed on hand-made paper. Includes essays on the ‘ever-memorable' John Hales; Henry More, the Platonist; Marvell; Gray; Blake; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Christina Rossetti, Edmund Gosse, etc. The volume is dedicated to Henry James.

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BENSON (A.C.). Essays. William Heinemann, 1896. Brown coarse buckram, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. Includes essays on the ‘ever-memorable' John Hales; Henry More, the Platonist; Marvell; Gray; Blake; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Christina Rossetti, Edmund Gosse, etc. The volume is dedicated to Henry James.

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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). Fasti Etonenses: A Biographical history Of Eton Selected from the lives of celebrated Etonians By Arthur Christopher Benson Of Eton College. Eton: R. Ingalton Drake; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1899. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and seventy plates (ex seventy-one), two printed in full-colour the rest in sepia or black; pp.[xvi]+536; pale blue-flecked-white linen, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges of covers darkened, and spine with two small tears at head and tail; slight marginal embrowning throughout; old ownership stamp in blind on title-page; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed, as well as published, at Eton. The first issue, with the List of Illustrations present, and the (more or less) full complement of plates. Later copies had the two leaves of the List of Illustrations excised, and a much reduced number of plates. We hypothesise that the plates were printed short. The volume is very much too heavy for its binding, and the state of preservation of this copy, despite the faults noted, is remarkable.

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BENSON (Arthur Christopher). Fasti Etonenses: A Biographical history Of Eton Selected from the lives of celebrated Etonians By Arthur Christopher Benson Of Eton College. Eton: R. Ingalton Drake; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1899. Demy 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and fourteen plates, two printed in full-colour the rest in sepia or black; stubs of two excised leaves follow Errata page; pp.[xii]+536; pale blue-flecked-white linen, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Spine and edges of covers slightly faded; one leaf chipped at blank lower corner; otherwise a nice copy.

Printed, as well as published, at Eton. The later issue, with the List of Illustrations (pp.xiii-[xvi]) excised, and the number of plates greatly reduced (the first issue had seventy-one besides the frontispiece). We hypothesise that the plates were printed short. The plates here present are those facing pp.109, 285, 286, 382, 386, 389, 390, 467, 468, 485, 486, 488, 500, and 504. The volume is very much too heavy for its binding, and the state of preservation of this copy, despite the faults noted, is remarkable.

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BESANT (Annie, F.T.S.). Dharma: Three lectures (Delivered at the Eighth Annual Convention of the Indian Section held at Benares on October 25th, [sic] 26th., and 27th., 1898.) Theosophical Publishing Society, Benares, N. - W.P. Theosophist Office, Adyar, Madras. Theosophical Publishing Society, 26 Charing Cross, London, 1899. Super roy.16mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.[iv]+70+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed brown and whitish-brown flecked cloth, lettered black on front cover and up spine; lower-edges rough trimmed. Very nice copy.

Printed in Benares.

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BESANT (Walter, M.A.). Gaspard de Coligny (Marquis de Chatillon) Admiral of France; Colonel of French Infantry; Governor of Picardy, Ile de France, Paris, and Havre. Marcus Ward & Co., 67,68, Chandos Street, And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1879. F'cap 8vo; portrait frontispiece; inserted leaf of series advertisements at end; very dark brown buckram, ruled and blocked terra-cotta on sides and spine, lettered terra-cotta, and very dark brown through terra-cotta on front cover and spine; pale yellow coated glazed end-papers printed with a geometrical design in dark red. Slight wear to head and tail of spine; very slight foxing of edges, heavier on half-title and advertisement leaves; otherwise a nice copy. A difficult title.

Issued as a volume in the series ‘The New Plutarch', under the general editorship of Besant and The Rev. W.J. Brodribb. The advertisement leaf at the end does not list this title even among those planned.

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BESANT (Walter). The eulogy of Richard Jefferies. With a portrait. Chatto & Windus, 1888. Photo-mezzotype portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard; half-title not called for; pp.viii+384; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end, dated October, 1888; dark greenish blue fine diaper cloth, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top-edges uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated grey-green. Very slight wear to extreme head and tail of spine; otherwise a fine copy.



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BESANT (Sir Walter). The rise Of The empire. Horace Marshall & Son, Temple House, E.C., N.D. [1897]. Narrow f'cap 8vo; series title precedes title-page; half-title not called for; final blank; red coarse buckram blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine. End-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Issued as the first volume of The Story of the Empire Series under the general editorship of Howard Angus Kennedy. Presentation copy with the author's signed inscription "To the Author of/Many Cargoes" on the front end-paper, and with W.W. Jacobs' later (1908) bookplate, designed by W.B. MacDougall, on the facing paste-down.

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BESANT (Walter) and PALMER (E.H., Late Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge). Jerusalem The City of Herod and Saladin. Fourth edition, enlarged With a map and eleven illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1899. Lge.post 8vo; advertisement leaf before half-title; half-tone frontispiece, and seven plates; three illustrations in text; one large folding map printed in blue and black; pp.[xvi]+532; greyish blue-green fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Small nick in cloth of headband; otherwise a fine copy, entirely unopened.

First revised edition of a book written in 1870-1.

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BETHAM-EDWARDS (M[atilda].). Anglo-French Reminiscences, 1875-1899. London: Chapman & Hall, Ld., 1900 [i.e., December, 1899]. (All rights reserved). Short demy 8vo; prelims. on a different, lightly glazed, paper-stock with a slight tendency to embrown; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+314+[vi]; olive green fine-diaper cloth, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine, with short rule gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; white laid-paper end-papers with vertical chain-lines. Two minute snags in cloth at extreme head of spine; but virtually a fine copy of a difficult Betham-Edwards title.

Presentation copy with the author's signed holograph inscription in ink to a French friend on the front end-paper, dated ‘Dec 3 1899', and a holograph correction and note in her hand, in pencil, on the final page of text. Since the prelims. are usually the last part of a volume to be printed, we suspect that the different paper stock of the prelims. in this copy may indicate that it is an advance copy, or conceivably a bound proof. The first page of the integral advertisements here has the misprint four lines from the foot ‘confined' for ‘confided', whether as always or not we do not know. Includes memories of Gambetta, Victor Hugo, Henri Martin, and the translated memoirs of a franc-tireur in the Franco-Prussian war given to Matilda Betham-Edwards by the author and here first published.

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BINDING. Traditions Of The covenanters: Or, Gleanings among the mountains. By The Rev. Robert Simpson, D.D., Sanquhar. Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh: Bernard Terrace / London: 25 Paternoster Sqr., N.D. [c.1860]. F'cap 8vo; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed crimson cloth ruled and elaborately blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked gilt, with central small pictorial panel, gilt, lettered crimson through gilt, on front cover, very elaborately blocked black, matt gilt, and bright gilt, ruled black and gilt, lettered gilt and crimson through gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Slight foxing of first and last few leaves, and inscriptions on end-papers; otherwise a brilliantly fine copy. A miniature gem of sixties book design.



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BIRRELL (Augustine). Life Of Charlotte Brontë. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, sewn; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.186+vii (bibliography)+[i (blank)]+[6]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Contemporary ownership signature on half-title; end-papers lightly embrowned; edges, prelims., and advertisement leaves very slightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the seventh volume in the ‘Great Writers' series under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. The correct first issue, this title being advertised in the advertisements as ‘Ready June 25th.' ‘To be followed on July 25th by Life of Thomas Carlyle by Richard Garnett, LL.D.' In this copy the fifth leaf of the advertisements is headed ‘Season 1887. Will be published early in May . . . '. The Bibliography, by John P. Anderson, aims at an all-edition listing of the works, as well as biographies, articles, criticisms etc.

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Life Of Charlotte Bronte. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.186+vii (bibliography)+[i (blank)]+[6]; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Neat, almost invisible restoration to cloth of back joint; spine slightly faded; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the seventh volume in the ‘Great Writers' series under the general editorship of Professor Eric S. Robertson. The correct first issue, this title being advertised in the advertisements as ‘Ready June 25th.' ‘To be followed on July 25th by Life of Thomas Carlyle by Richard Garnett, LL.D.' In this copy the fifth leaf of the advertisements is headed ‘Season 1887. Will be published early in May . . . '. The Bibliography, by John P. Anderson, aims at an all-edition listing of the works, as well as biographies, articles, criticisms etc.

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Life Of Charlotte Bronte. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. F'cap 8vo; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; very dark grey buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Nice copy.

Issued as a volume in the ‘Great Writers' series edited by Professor Eric S. Robertson. Includes a bibliography by John P. Anderson. The advertisements announce this volume as "Ready June 25th".

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Obiter dicta Second series. Elliot Stock 62 Paternoster Row, 1887. Leaf bearing publisher's device before half-title page; title-page printed in black and red; integral advertisement leaf at end; slip bearing Note and Errata tipped in before Preface; pp.[xii]+289+[i (publisher's device)]+[ii]; bevelled yellow green buckram blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in green. Spine faded, dull, and slightly rubbed; contemporary signature on upper margin of half-title page; otherwise a nice copy.

First state of text, with the errata slip present, and the errata (p.92, l.7, for ‘deep' read ‘steep'; p.215, last line, for ‘see' read ‘set') uncorrected, the Note (‘The Paper on "Pope" was delivered as a Lecture at Birmingham before the Midland Institute.') not being incorporated into the heading of the paper to which it refers, as in the second state of text. Essays on Milton, Pope, Johnson, Lamb, Emerson, etc.

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Res judicatae. Papers and Essays. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E.C., 1892. F'cap 8vo; parchment spine and half-sides, vertically ribbed yellow green cloth half-sides; lettered yellow-green on spine and front cover; t.e.g., others uncut. Enamel on front cover slightly rubbed; vellum foxed; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy.

Essays on Richardson, Gibbon, Cowper, Borrow, Newman, Arnold, etc.

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Essays about Men, women, and Books. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1894. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; bevelled yellow green buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e uncut. Good copy.

From the library of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and bearing his engraved armorial book-plate on the front paste-down. Essays on Swift, Bolingbroke, Sterne, Johnson, Hannah More, Vanbrugh, Gay, Poets Laureate, ‘Hours in a Library', Americanisms and Briticisms, etc.

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BIRRELL (Augustine). Essays about Men, women, and Books. Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1894. F'cap 8vo; title-page printed in red and black; bevelled yellow green buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; a.e uncut. Slight marking of covers, but a nice copy.

Essays on Swift, Bolingbroke, Sterne, Johnson, Hannah More, Vanbrugh, Gay, Poets Laureate, ‘Hours in a Library', Americanisms and Briticisms, etc.

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BLACK (William). Goldsmith. Macmillan and Co, 1878. Sewn; 4pp. tipped in advertisements, on slightly thinner paper, at end; cerise buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram cerise-through-black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and cerise-through-black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Covers a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the sixth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. The first few titles were issued originally in cerise buckram instead of the later, more familiar, scarlet. The present copy is of the correct first issue, in cerise buckram, and with advertisements listing the first seven titles as ‘Ready', and the eighth, ‘Defoe', as ‘In the Press'. According to later advertisements of the series, Defoe appears, in fact to have been issued seventh, ‘Burns', listed here as ‘Ready', being in fact issued eighth. Copies in the original cerise buckram are now uncommon. The book appears to have been issued simultaneously with gatherings either sewn, as here, or wire-stitched.

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BLACKBURN (Henry). Artists and Arabs; Or Sketching in Sunshine. With numerous illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, 1868. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrated title, with tissue guard, precede letterpress title; eight plates, two illustrations in text (given page numbers in List of Illustrations), and ten vignettes on fly-titles to the chapters (not given page numbers); pp.[viii]+208; dull red pebble-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, gilt on spine, blocked gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g., end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth of sides a little darkened at fore- and lower- edges; slight foxing of prelims.; insignificant damp-staining of plates (visible chiefly on versos); otherwise a nice copy.

Written avowedly to propose "The advantage of winter studios abroad, and the value of sketching in the open air; especially in Algeria."

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BLATCHFORD (Robert). Merrie England By Robert Blatchford (Numquam). Dedicated to A.M. Thompson (Dangle). 1894, London: Clarion Office, 4, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C.; Walter Scott, 24, Warwick Lane, E.C. Sm.double cr.16mo; two blanks precede title-page, serving as end-papers; half-title not called for; two and a half pages integral advertisements at end, starting on last page of text; maps and diagrams in text; pp.210 (including blanks)+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed chocolate cloth, lettered and with short rule gilt on front cover and spine. Fine copy.



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[BLATCHFORD (Robert).]. Dismal England. By the Author of "Merrie England". [On verso of half-title:] Walter Scott Ld., Paternoster Square, 1899. Pott 8vo; illustrated title-page by Frank Chesworth, printed on text-paper in half-tone, with tissue guard; pp.240; very dark grey-green buckram, pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Nice copy.

The front end-paper bears a rubber name stamp, ‘Walter J. Scott', which suggests that this may have been a publisher's family copy. The facing paste-down bears a brief shorthand note (undeciphered). Blatchford's name appears at the end of the Introduction.

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BLATCHFORD (Robert). My Favourite books. 1900 London The Clarion Office, 72, Fleet Stret, E.C. Walter Scott Ltd., Paternoster Square, E.C. Pott 8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; final blank; pp.[256]; dark turquoise buckram, lettered and elaborately blocked gilt on front cover and spine (with a design signed ‘frank'); t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Nice copy.

Essays on William Morris, Gilbert White, Sir Thomas Browne, Bunyan, ‘Realism', etc. Includes a Preface by Harry Lowerison. The ‘frank' of the cover design is almost certainly Frank Chesworth.

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BLESSINGTON (The Countess of). The idler In France. In two volumes. Henry Colburn, Publisher, [13,] Great Marlborough Street, 1841. Lge.12mo; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue, dated May, 1841, and publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue dated Jan.1841, at end of volume two; pp.[iv]+356; [iv]+270+[ii]; puce fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Back end-papers foxed in volume one; otherwise a virtualy fine copy.

Sadleir, 243, recording a variant copy in ‘grey-purple ribbed cloth', without a half-title or the integral advertisement leaf at end in volume two, but with the same two catalogues as in our copy. Sadleir records also three further copies in cloth, bearing presentation inscriptions from the author, all apparently in the same cloth and agreeing in their collation with the variant he describes, in addition to the Count d'Orsay copy, which has been rebound, but collates as the other four. In our copy volume one uses fifteen full sheets, volume two eleven and a half. Volume two in the Sadleir copy uses eleven and one third sheets. Both collations are economical in terms of paper use, but that of the Sadleir copy the more so. It was not the habit of Colburn to include half-titles in many of his books if it increased his costs: and we can only suggest that the collation of our copy shows it to have been amongst the earliest printed. Sadleir, who was interested in Blessington, had evidently never seen this variant, either of the binding or the text, and it would appear to be quite scarce. The combination of a scarce early state of text with an equally scarce variant of cloth may be suggestive: one thinks of an advance copy or a final stage of proof, and also, perhaps, of a trial binding, though this all is necessarily but speculation. A binding variant, at any rate, and a scarce probable early state of text.

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BLIND (Mathilde). George Eliot. W.H. Allen and Co., 13, Waterloo Place, 1883. Half/series title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+218+[ii]; advertisement slip listing first two titles in the series as ‘Now ready', the third as ‘To appear in May', and two others as planned, tipped in before half-title; nine line Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; yellow coarse buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. End-papers printed with conventional design in grey. Light stain on corner of back cover; end-papers embrowned with slight off-setting onto facing page; messy early inscription on back of front end-paper, with small blot shadowing through to front; a very little scattered foxing; nonetheless in general a nice copy.

Issued as the first title in the ‘Eminent Women Series', under the general editorship of John H. Ingram, presumably in March, 1883. An early issue, probably the second. An important source book, drawing on the memories of people who had known ‘George Eliot', including her brother, Isaac Evans, her long-time friends Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bray, and Miss Hennell, Miss Jenkins, who was at school with her, and a number of ‘old people . . . contemporaries of her father, Mr. Robert Evans.'

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BLIND (Mathilde). George Eliot. W.H. Allen and Co., 13, Waterloo Place, 1883. Half/series title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+218+[ii]; advertisement slip listing first two titles in the series as ‘Now ready', the third as ‘To appear in May', and two others as planned, tipped in before half-title; nine line Errata slip tipped in before first leaf of text; yellow coarse buckram ruled and lettered black on front cover, lettered black on spine. End-papers printed with conventional design in grey. Slight fading of spine; end-papers embrowned; first and last few leaves foxed; in general a nice copy.

Issued as the first title in the ‘Eminent Women Series', under the general editorship of John H. Ingram, presumably in March, 1883. An early issue, probably the second. An important source book, drawing on the memories of people who had known ‘George Eliot', including her brother, Isaac Evans, her long-time friends Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bray, and Miss Hennell, Miss Jenkins, who was at school with her, and a number of ‘old people . . . contemporaries of her father, Mr. Robert Evans.'

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BLIND (Mathilde). The journal Of Marie Bashkirtseff. Translated, with an introduction, By Mathilde Blind. With two portraits. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1890. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; line engraved frontispiece, with tissue guard, in each volume; engraved facsimile in volume one; blank before half-title in volume two; pp.xl+424; [viii]+463+[i (blank)]; quarter leaf green buckram, lettered gilt on spine, elaboately cream-embossed light brown glazed paper covered boards; fore-edges uncut. Slight wear to corners of boards; frontispiece's foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

"An autobiography such as this Journal of [the artist] Marie Bashkirtseff - a book in the nude, breathing and palpitating with life so to say - has never to my knowledge been given to the world. In some sense, therefore, its publication may be looked upon as a literary event. To read it is an education in psychology. For in this startling record a human being has chosen to lay before us "the very pulse in the machine," to show us the momentary feelings and impulses, the uninvited back-stair thoughts passing like a breath across the consciousness, which we ignore for the most part when presenting our mental harvest to the public." - from Blind's Introduction. CBEL, p.332.

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BLOUNT (Godfrey). Arbor vitae: A book on the Nature & development Of imaginative design For the use of teachers Handicraftsmen & others. J.M. Dent & Co., Aldine House, Bedford Street, 1899. Double demy 8vo; vignette title-page printed in black and red; numerous illustrations on text-paper; diagonally fine ribbed green silk cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. A nice copy.

The 90's theory of ‘traditional design'.

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BODLEY (Sir Thomas). The life of Sir Thomas Bodley Written by himself. Privately reprinted for John Lane And his friends. Christmas, 1894. Med.16mo format, printed in quarter sheets; pp.[2]+[xii]+[18]; half-title not called for; blank leaf and copper-engraved frontispiece on plate-paper, with tissue guard, precede title-page; one other engraved plate on plate paper, with tissue guard; one facsimile on text-paper; imprint leaf at end; very thin light brown boards, printed dark brown on front board, red linen spine; a.e. uncut. Very slight marking of boards, and slight offsetting from plates, despite the tissues; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper. The front paste-down bears the leather bookplate of the original recipient. The facsimile is of the original title-page of 1647, of which volume the present book, although in larger format, provides a line for line reprint. This edition includes a 6pp. Introduction by John Lane explaining his reasons "for selecting Bodley as the patron-saint of his business, and also describing the course of his relations with Elkin Mathews prior to the dissolution of their seven years' partnership in 1894.

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BODLEY (Sir Thomas). The life of Sir Thomas Bodley Written by himself. Privately reprinted for John Lane And his friends. Christmas, 1894. Med.16mo format, printed in quarter sheets; pp.[2]+[xii]+[18]; half-title not called for; blank leaf and copper-engraved frontispiece on Japanese vellum, with tissue guard, precede title-page; one other engraved plate on Japanese vellum, with tissue guard; one facsimile on text-paper; imprint leaf at end; very thin light brown boards, printed black on front board, blue linen spine; a.e. uncut; Japanese vellum end-papers. A fine, unopened, copy.

Printed throughout on Japanese vellum, and one of a very few copies so printed, the issue usually seen being on hand-made paper. The facsimile is of the original title-page of 1647, of which volume the present book, although in larger format, provides a line for line reprint. This edition includes a 6pp. Introduction by John Lane explaining his reasons "for selecting Bodley as the patron-saint of his business, and also describing the course of his relations with Elkin Mathews prior to the dissolution of their seven years' partnership in 1894.

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BOSWELL (James). The Life Of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending An account of his studies, And numerous works, In chronological order; A series of his epistolary correspondence And conversations with many eminent persons; And Various original pieces of his composition, Never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary Men in Great-britain, for near half a century During which he flourished. The ninth edition, revised and augmented. In four volumes. Printed for T. Cadell; F.C. and J. Rivington; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; Hatchard and Son; Ogle and Co.; G. and W.B. Whittaker; Simpkin and Marshall; J. Collingwood; and R. Saunders, 1822. 4 Vols., demy 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece (by W.T. Fry, after Reynolds) in volume one; folding engraved facsimiles as frontispieces in volumes two and three; final blank in volume three; plum moire glazed linen, paper spine label; a.e. uncut. Spines slightly faded; labels a trifle rubbed and chipped; small marginal tears in one leaf; sliver clipped from upper edge of each half-title; plates foxed; otherwise a very nice set, in original state.

Edited by Alexander Chalmers, who has added to this edition many new biographical notices, and other explanatory notes. Well printed on good paper. A pleasant set.

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BOSWELL (James). Letters Of James Boswell, Addressed to the Rev. W.J. Temple. Now first published from the original mss. With an introduction and notes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1857. Demy 8vo; pp.xlviii+[408]; dark brown ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Recently rebacked with brown cloth, and given old white paper end-papers (!); boards worn at corners, slightly so on edges; lacking the half-title; a very little scattered marking in text, but in general nice. An excellent working copy.

Letters discovered in a shop in Boulogne, being used as wrapping paper! Written between 1758, when Boswell was eighteen, and 1795, the year of his death, to which are appended a few subsequent letters from his brother and his son James. The volume also includes a short section of correspondence between Boswell and a Captain Andrew Erskine.

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BOURDILLON (F.W., M.A.). Aucassin & Nicolette. A love story: Edited in old French And Rendered in modern English, (With Introduction, Glossary, etc.) Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1887. F'cap 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘A' precedes half-title; title-page printed in red and black and with publisher's small woodcut device; imprint leaf at end; pp.[iv]+lxxxii+[2 (blank)]+245+{i (blank)]+[ii]; bevelled grey-fawn coarse buckram, blocked with music, and lettered, gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail bands, and cloth of spine a trifle darkened; extensive light foxing of end-papers; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed on hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press. General and Critical Introductions, texts in French and English, extensive Notes, Bibliography, and Glossary.

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BRADLAUGH (Charles). Has man a soul? Freethought Publishing Company, 28, Stonecutter Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1877]. Pp.16, including title-page and final advertisement leaf; issued without wrappers; BOUND WITH: BRADLAUGH (Charles). The land, the people, And the Coming struggle. (Third edition.) Freethought Publishing Company, N.D. [1877]. Pp.16, including title-page; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: BESANT (Annie). Is the bible indictable? Being an enquiry whether the bible comes Within the ruling of the Lord Chief Justice as to obscene literature. Freethought Publishing Company, N.D. [1877]. Pp.16, including title-page; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: BESANT (Annie). The Gospel of Christianity, And the Gospel of freethought. Freethought Publishing Company, N.D. [1877]. Pp.16, including title-page; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: BESANT (Annie). [Caption title:] Giordano Bruno. [On spine:] Printed and Published by C. Watts, 17, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, N.D. [1877]. Pp.8; issued without wrappers or title-page. BOUND WITH: WATTS (Charles). [Caption title:] The bible: Is it reliable as a guide? No place, no date, no publisher, no printer [1873]. Pp.8; probably issued without wrappers or title-page. BOUND WITH: WATTS (Mrs. Charles). Reasons For not accepting Christianity. Charles Watts, 84, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1877]. Pp.24, including title-page; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: WATTS (John). [Caption title:] Who were the Writers of the new testament? No place, no publisher, or date, but printed by Watts & Co., 80, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, London, E.C. [c.1877]. Pp.16; probably issued without title-page or wrappers. BOUND WITH: WATTS (John). [Caption title:] The origin of man. No place, publisher, or date, but printed by Watts & Co., Gough Square, Fleet Street, [c.1877]. Pp.16; probably issued without title-page or wrappers. BOUND WITH: COOPER (Robert). "The holy scriptures" Analysed; Or, Extracts from the bible, Showing its Contradictions, absurdities, and immoralitites. To which is added, A vindication of the work From the Attacks of the Bishop of Exeter, in the House of Lords, January 24, 1840. C. Watts, 17, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1877]. Pp.64, including title-page; issued without wrappers. A reprint of the Second Edition of 1840. BOUND WITH: SYMES (J.). Man's place in nature: Or, Man an animal among animals. (A Paper read before the Leeds Secular Society, March 3rd., 1878.) Freethought Publishing Company, N.D. [1878]. Pp.[ii]+30, including title-page and 4pp. advertisements at end; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: CROFT (W.R.). Fifth edition. City missionaries And Pious frauds; Or, The unreliableness of religious Tracts demonstrated. Price one penny. Huddersfield: Printed by Geo. Whitehead and Sons, New Street, 1879. Pp.16, including title-page; issued without wrappers. First published in 1863. The present edition includes a new Preface. BOUND WITH: DRYSDALE (Charles R., M.D.). Tobacco And The diseases it produces. Being the substance of an address delivered At Exeter Hall, London, May, 1873, At Manchester Free Trade Hall, March 27, 1873, And at Guildford, on March 8, 1875. Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox, 20, King William Street, Strand; And W. Tweedie and Co., Limited, 337, Strand, N.D. [c.1876]. Pp.18, including title-page; probably issued without wrappers. An interesting work, attributing cancers, blindness, etc. to the over-absorption of nicotine. BOUND WITH: SYMES (J.). Philosophic Atheism: A bundle of fragments. Freethought Publishing Company, N.D. [1879]. Pp.32, including title-page, and 4pp. advertisements at end; issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. [Caption title:] The Christian Faith. 213 questions without answers. [At end of text:] Printed and Published by C. Watts, 17, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C., N.D. [c.1879]. Pp.8; issued without title-page or wrappers. An anti-Biblical catechism. BOUND WITH: EMMET (Robert). The Speech Delivered at the Sessions House, Dublin, before Lord Norbury, on being found Guilty of high treason, As leader of the insurrection of 1803. He was tried September 18th, 1803, and executed in St. Thomas Street, Dublin, on the 20th, aged 22. Charles Watts, 84, Fleet Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1879]. Pp.8, including title-page (the verso of which bears a lengthy unsigned poem, on Emmet's grave); probably issued without wrappers. BOUND WITH: FOOTE (G.W.). [Caption title:] Noah's flood. A chapter of biblical romance. [At end of text:] This pamphlet is published by Charles Watts, 84, Fleet Street, E.C.; E. Truelove, 256, High Holborn, W.; The Freethought Publishing Co., 28, Stonecutter Street, E.C., N.D. [c.1879]. 8pp.; apparently issued without wrappers or title-page. BOUND WITH: FOOTE (G.W.). The creation story: A chapter of biblical romance. [Publication details identical with preceding entry.] BOUND WITH: HOLYOAKE (G.J.). The Outlaws of freethought. Holyoake & Co. Booksellers & Publishers, 147 Fleet Street, N.D. [1861]. Pp.8, including title-page; issued without wrappers. Includes a circular letter appealing for subscriptions to a fighting fund for the campaign for a Law of Affirmation. John Stuart Mill heads the list of those who have contributed already, with a contribution of £10.0.0.. BOUND WITH: HOLYOAKE (G.J.). Public Performances of the Dead. A review of American spiritualism. (From the "Newcastle Chronicle," with Additions.) London Bookstore, 282 Strand, W.C., N.D. [1865]. Pp.12, including title-page; issued without wrappers. Twenty works bound together in one volume, full rexine, gilt. Fine throughout.

Most of the tracts are rather scarce, six of the titles not being represented in the British Library Catalogue in any form.

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BRADLEY (A.C., M.A., Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and Professor of Modern Literature And History at University College, Liverpool). The study of poetry: A Lecture. Liverpool: Adam Holden; London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1884. Demy 8vo format, 28pp. sewn as a single gathering (last page blank); half-title not called for; pale blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black; issued without end-papers. Wrappers a little dusty, and with minute chip at front lower corner; otherwise a very nice copy.

Printed in Oxford.

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BRADY (John Henry). Varieties Of Literature; Being, principally, Selections From the Portfolio of the late John Brady, Esq, Author of "Clavis Calendaria." Arranged and adapted for publication By John Henry Brady, His son. London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria Lane, 1826. Post 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+295+[i (blank)]; drab boards; a.e. uncut. Backstrip and front end-paper lacking; strip cut from blank upper margin of title-page; two gatherings heavily foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

A precursor of Dr. Brewer's ‘Dictionary of Phrase and Fable', though with largely different contents. A fascinating read!

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BREED (Geo J) and BARTON (Wm G). Songs And Saunterings By a Poet and naturalist. With an introduction by Wm P Andrews. Salem Mass, The Salem Press Publishing & Printing Co, 1892. Lge.12mo; three blanks, and portrait frontispiece with tissue guard precede title-page; half-title not called for; two blanks at end; quarter white diagonally fine ribbed cloth, diagonally fine ribbed yellow green cloth sides, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; vertical rib-effect end-papers printed with design in grey. Spine slightly darkened; inscription on second front blank; some foxing and other minor faults; in general nice.



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BRIDGES (Robert). Milton's prosody: An Examination of the Rules Of the Blank Verse in Milton's Later poems, with an Account of the Versification of Samson Agonistes, And general notes. Oxford, At The Clarendon Press, 1893. F'cap 4to; imprint leaf at end; brick red coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; t.e.g., others uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Neat restorations to cloth of joints; slight fading of buckram; some embrowning of free end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.

One of an edition limited to only 250 numbered copies printed on large hand-made paper.

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BROWN (John, M.D., Fellow and Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians. Edinburgh.). Horæ subsecivæ. Locke and Sydenham With Other occasional papers. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co.; Hamilton, Adams and Co. London, 1858. Integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xxxii+478+[ii]; caramel coarse morocco cloth, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, others mainly trimmed; end-papers coated pale cream. Label somewhat rubbed and darkened; cloth over joints neatly restored; slight marking of front end-papers; back end-paper lacking; otherwise a nice copy.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title page. CBEL, III, p.709. The title piece was dropped from subsequent editions. Further volumes were published in 1861 and 1882, but the present volume contains ‘Rab and his Friends', and most of the pieces for which Brown is to-day best remembered.

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BROWN (John, M.D.). "With brains, sir." Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh; Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London, 1860. BOUND WITH: BROWN (John, M.D.). Our dogs. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. BOUND WITH: BROWN (John, M.D.). Rab and his friends. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co.; Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London, 1859. Three works in one volume, each a single gathering double f'cap 16mo; half-titles not called for; illustrations on text-paper; half roan, marbled sides, red leather spine label. Old signature on upper margin of title-page; some slight fingering or dusting; otherwise in general nice.

First separate edition of each work.

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BROWN (Dr John). Leech's Etchings: Characteristic sketches Of his illustrations By Dr John Brown Author of "Rab and his friends." Also Thackeray and his Writings. For Private Circulation, [Edinburgh,] N.D. [1877]. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved vignette on title-page, signed ‘O.B.'; numerous wood-engraved illustrations on text paper by Leech or Thackeray; one wood-engraved illustration clipped from a periodical laid on to a blank page; pp.[213]-244+[1 (illustration laid on)]+210-265+[1 (blank); one inserted plate, by Thackeray; quarter purple roan, blocked blind on sides, lettered gilt up spine, purple morocco cloth sides; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Roan of spine badly defective; otherwise a fine, unopened, copy. Rare.

Two offprints from the ‘North British Review' (Vol.XLII, No.LXXXIII and Vol.XL., No.LXXIX), evidently bound up for the author, with a joint title-page. The binding would appear to be original. This separate issue not listed in the British or London Library Catalogues, but is here dated from a listing in CBEL. Both essays were re-issued separately in America in the same year, whilst ‘Leech' was included in the third volume of ‘Horae Subsecivae' in 1882. The essay in that volume entitled ‘The Death of Thackeray', however, is not the same as the long ‘Thackeray' essay here. The Leech essay includes a brief bibliographical check-list of his illustrations.

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BROWN (Thomas Edward). Letters of Thomas Edward Brown, Author of ‘Fo'c'sle Yarns'. Edited, With an introductory memoir By Sidney T. Irwin. Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd., 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1900. 2 Vols., sm.cr.8vo; pp.240; 248; greyish brown coarse buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Some foxing of first and last few leaves, very slight on fore-edges; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

Irwin's Memoir ocupies some 48pp. A number of the letters are in verse.

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BROWNE (Sir Thomas). The works Including His unpublished correspondence, And a memoir. Edited by Simon Wilkin, F.L.S. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. 4 Vols., lge.post 8vo; half-titles absent, but probably not called for, the title-pages being cancels, on slightly thicker paper than the text; engraved portrait frontispiece, one large folding facsimile, two large folding genealogies, one engraved plate, and one illustration on text-paper, in volume one; three illustrations in text in volume three; two engraved plates in volume four; imprint leaves at end of vols. two and four (imprint on verso of last text leaf in other volumes); contemporary full calf, gilt and blind, spines with five raised bands, red labels, burnished edges; brown faced end-papers. Stamped with the ornamental winged horse device of the Inner Temple on the front cover and spine of each volume; uppermost compartments of backstrips chipped away, or torn; two joints broken; all the labels, however, present, and the sewing entirely sound and strong; some very light marginal embrowning in text; the plates in volume four, together with the adjacent leaves, damp-stained in upper and fore margins; one or two other very minor faults, but otherwise in point of text a virtually fine copy.

"Regarded as one of the best edited books in the English language, and still of the greatest value." - CBEL. CBEL lists only printings dated 1835-6, and 1852. Keynes, 203, records the first issue, which appeared with a title-page reading: The Works. Including his Life and Correspondence. Edited by Simon Wilkin, F.L.S. London, William Pickering; Norwich, Josiah Fletcher. The present copy appears to be made up from sheets of the first printing, with cancel title-pages. Printed, appropriately enough, in Norwich.

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). The Greek Christian poets And the English poets. Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1863. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final page publisher's advertisements; green coarse morocco cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated chocolate. Neat early inscription in ink on upper margin of title-page; some very light pencil scoring and notes passim; otherwise a very nice copy.

Wise, 20. The first issue. Lucy Harrison's copy, presented to her by her father on January 17th 1865. Lucy Harrison was to become author of "A Lover of Books" (1914).

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BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett). The Greek Christian poets And the English poets. Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1863. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final page publisher's advertisements; early full vellum, ruled and tooled gilt on sides, ruled, lettered, and elaborately tooled gilt on spine; blue and white head and tail bands, blue silk marker; optical white horizontally fine ribbed moire paper faced end-papers. Covers a little darkened; small stain on front end-papers; corner chipped from binder's blank; large upper corner chipped from title-page, with loss of most of word ‘THE'; very small blank corner chipped from author's advertisement leaf; prelims. and last leaf lightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise, 20.

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BROWNING (Robert). Life and letters Of Robert Browning By Mrs Sutherland Orr. Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1891. Extra cr.8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece (a photograph, laid on, of an oil-painting by Robert Barrett Browning); one engraved plate, with tissue guard; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[2]+[xiv]+451+[i (blank)]+[iv]; diagonally-fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated greenish grey. Nice copy.

Besides letters and other documents here printed for the first time, in part or whole, the volume draws largely on Miss Browning's verbal reminiscences of her brother's boyhood and youth, and on conversations over a period of time between Mrs. Orr and her subject. Browning died in 1889.

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[BRYANT (William Cullen)]. William C. Bryant: A biographical sketch, With Selections from his poems and Other writings. By Andrew James Symington, F.R.S.N.A. London: Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin, 1880. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard; half-title and last leaf of index to Selections from Bryant's Poems both single insets on thicker paper; pp.[2]+[x]+[9]-256; diagonally fine-ribbed blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, ruled, blocked and lettered black, blocked blue-outlined gilt on front cover, ruled black and gilt, blocked black, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers faced red-chocolate. Fine copy.

The publisher's file copy with their ‘Blackie & Son Limited / Private Library' book-plate on the front paste-down. Includes, according to the Preface, "several . . . letters which now appear in print for the first time. In this copy the word ‘have' in l.9 of the Preface has the ‘h' almost lacking. (It looks, unfortunately, almost like an inverted comma!) A scarce volume, not in Blanck, though it obviously should be.

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BUCHAN (John). University of Oxford, College histories: Brasenose College. F.E. Robinson, 20 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, 1898. Blank and advertisement leaf precede half-title; frontispiece, with tissue guard, and seven plates, mostly from photographs; title-page printed in black and red; 6pp. integral advertisements at end, dated November 1898; bevelled purple buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Gilt slightly dull on spine; neat restorations to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine; scattered foxing; otherwise nice.

Buchan's fifth book, and scarcer in our experience than the preceding three. The author's name does not appear on the covers.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). David Gray, And Other essays, chiefly on Poetry. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill, 1868. F'cap 8vo; vignette on title-page after C.L. Owen; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+318+[ii]; bevelled brown sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. dark brown; end-papers coated grey-chocolate; binder's ticket ‘SETON / BOOKBINDER / EDINBURGH' (Ball, 78C) on back paste-down. Slight dulling of spine, but a very nice copy, nonetheless, of an uncommon title.

Includes essays on Walt Whitman, Herrick, Heine, Literary Morality, The Poet, or Seer, etc., as well as the title essay.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). David Gray, And Other essays, chiefly on Poetry. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill, 1868. F'cap 8vo; vignette on title-page after C.L. Owen; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[viii]+318+[ii]; contemporary full red roan, blind and gilt, spine with five raised bands, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Covers somewhat worn, and front board detatched; otherwise a fine copy.

Includes essays on Walt Whitman, Herrick, Heine, Literary Morality, The Poet, or Seer, etc., as well as the title essay.

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BUCHANAN (Robert). A Poet's Sketch-Book. Selections from the Prose Writings Of Robert Buchanan. Chatto and Windus, 1883. 32pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end dated April, 1888; bright blue buckram, ruled and blocked black and gilt on front cover, ruled and blocked black on back cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated green. Spine faded, and worn at head and tail; small ink mark on front cover; a very little foxing; in general, however, a nice copy.



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BULWER LYTTON (Sir Edward, Bart [later Lord Lytton]). Letters To John Bull, Esq., On Affairs connected with his landed property, And the persons who live thereon. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1851. Demy 8vo; Victorian maroon cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Bound up without the half-title; last leaf dusty; otherwise a very nice copy of a scarce title.

Sadleir, 417, his copy likewise being rebound.

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BULWER LYTTON (Sir E., Bart. [later Lord Lytton]). Caxtoniana: A series of essays On Life, literature, and manners. In two volumes. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1863. 2 Vols.; blank before half-title in volume two; pp.viii+367+[i (blank)]; [viii]+[351]+[i (printer's imprint)]; publisher's inserted 20pp. Catalogue, undated (but listing this title on last page, without reviews, under the heading New Books) at end of volume two; bevelled chocolate pebble-grain cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut in volume one, top- and fore- edges uncut in volume two; end-papers coated very dark green. Spines slightly faded, and with neat restorations to cloth at tail of both back joints; slight foxing of first and last few leaves in each volume; first four leaves of text in volume two badly opened, that volume otherwise unopened throughout; over all, a near-nice copy.

Sadleir, 391; Wolff, 923.

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BULWER (Edward, Lord Lytton). Miscellaneous Prose works. In three volumes. Richard Bentley, 1868. Demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; dark maroon patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated very dark green. Head and tail of spine a little torn in volume two, slightly frayed in other volumes; one gathering a trifle proud in volume one; otherwise a very nice copy.

Sadleir 420. The first edition in volume form of all except two of the essays in volume one; also of the Section in volume two entitled: ‘The Influence of Love upon Literature'. The American edition of the same year reprinted only the contents of the first two volumes.

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BULWER (Edward, Lord Lytton). The life Letters and literary remains Of Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton By His son. With portraits and illustrations. Vol.I [II]. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1883. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; volume one with steel engraved frontispiece and four photogravure plates, all with tissue guards, two wood-engraved plates, and one folding facsimile; other illustrations in the text; two line Errata slip tipped in before fly-title; final blank; volume two with steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and five large folding facsimiles; other illustrations in text; pp.xii+369+[iii]; [viii]+392; dull red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Cloth of spines very slightly faded; small ink-spot on one cover; one back end-paper slightly cracked; contemporary signature of Emily I. Haggard on each half-title; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

The first publication of Lytton's unfinished ‘Autobiography', completed by his son, together with a selection of letters and other remains, all of them here first printed. Interesting not only for the picture it gives of Lytton, but for the incidental light it throws on the development of certain aspects of Victorian England (the growth of journalism, for instance).

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BULWER (Edward, Lord Lytton). Letters Of the late Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, To his wife. With extracts from her ms. "autobiography," And other documents, published In vindication of her memory. By Louisa Devey, Executrix to the Dowager Lady Lytton. W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Paternoster Square, 1884. Demy 8vo; engraved frontispiece portrait of Rosina Lytton; pp.xx+[326]+[ii (blank); dark red fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered blind on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated black. Very slight fading of back cover; front end-papers very lightly marked where labels have been removed; edges, verso of end-papers, and facing leaves, slightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.



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BURNAND (F.C.). Out of Town. Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 11, Bouverie St., 1868. Sq.f'cap 8vo; half/series title a single inset; pp.[vi]+346; moire vertically fine ribbed orange-red cloth over thin boards, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on sides and spine in series style. Two gatherings a trifle proud, but not loose; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued, according to the half/series title, as No.VI in the ‘Handy-Volume Series'; according to the spine, it is no.7. Wolff, 995, not mentioning the variant number on the spine, and stating ‘final leaf Z5' a single inset. It is a single inset in the present copy, but is signed ‘AA'. Presumably it and gathering ‘Z' were printed conjugate with the prelims., completing the full sheet. The Wolff copy was inscribed: ‘Mrs. Helmore from her grateful admirer F.C. Burnand, per Arthur S. Sullivan. July 1869.', and as an author's copy it could conceivably have been an advance copy or trial, albeit somewhat late inscribed, but we suspect that Wolff merely failed to observe the signature mark.

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BURNS (Robert). Robert Burns' Common place book. Printed from the Original Manuscript In the possession of John Adam, Esq., Greenock. Edinburgh, Privately Printed, 1872. Med.8vo; half-title not called for; blank at end; pp.[2]+[viii]+54+[ii]; quarter cream buckram, lettered black up spine, blue board sides; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Some wear to boards at corners and on edges; otherwise a very nice copy.

Presentation copy from John Adam, with his signed holograph compliments slip, dated 9th May 1873, laid on to the front free end-paper. Portions of a revised fair copy of this ms. had appeared previously. This, however, is the first publication of the complete Common-place Book, and the first publication of any portion of this original and unrevised version of it. The edition is said to have been limited to 150 copies. (This copy may lack a limitation leaf before the title-page. The binding also may be slightly later: it was done in Newcastle.) Egerer, 751.

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BURNS (Robert) and DUNLOP (Mrs). Robert Burns And Mrs. Dunlop: Correspondence now published in full for The first time With elucidations By William Wallace Editor of Robert Chambers's ‘Life and Works of Robert Burns'. Hodder and Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, 1898. Extra cr.8vo; photogravure frontispiece printed in sepia, with tissue guard; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xxxii]+434+[ii]; brownish olive coarse buckram lettered gilt within gilt ruled boxes on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth a little faded on spine and at edges of boards; light foxing of tissue guard; otherwise a fine copy. A scarcer volume than one might perhaps expect.

Includes eighty-one letters from Burns, thirty-eight of which had either not previously been printed in any form, or are partly new, and ninety-seven letters to him from Mrs. Dunlop. Included also are a number of early or variant drafts of poems, likewise here first printed. A well-edited and interesting, although somewhat closely printed, volume.

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BUTLER (Samuel). Selections From Previous works With remarks on Mr. G.J. Romanes' "Mental Evolution in Animals" And A psalm of Montreal. Trubner & Co., Ludgate Hill, 1884. Half-title not called for; pp.viii+[326]+[ii (integral advertisements)]; bevelled brown buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered black on front cover, ruled black on back cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. A fine, unopened copy.

The very scarce first issue. The book sold badly, and was later reissued by Longmans with a cancel title-page. Includes selections from ‘Erewhon', ‘The Fair Haven', ‘Life and Habit', ‘Evolution, Old and New', ‘Unconscious Memory', and ‘Alps and Sanctuaries', all newly "revised and corrected . . . throughout", in addition to the two new works noted on the title-page, printed, of course, complete.

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