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.

BUTLER (Samuel). Ex voto: An account of The Sacro Monte or New Jerusalem At Varallo-Sesia. With some notice of Tabachetti's remaining work at the Sanctuary of Crea. Op. 9. London, Longmans, Green, and Co.; and New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1890. Collotype frontispiece with tissue guard and twenty plates; cancel title-page (verso blank); inserted conjugate pair on poorer quality paper, headed Additions and Corrections, follows List of Illustrations; 2pp. integral Trübner & Co. advertisements followed by integral leaf Weeks & Co. advertisements, verso blank, at end, the latter continuing the signatures and evidently printed conjugate with the original prelims., completing the full sheet; pp.xiv+iv+277+[i (blank)]+[iii]+[i (blank)]; bevelled reddish brown buckram, ruled black on sides and spine, blocked and lettered black on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; fore-edges mainly trimmed; end-papers coated blackish brown. Inscription dated ‘Xmas 1898' on back of front end-paper, but a virtually fine copy.

First edition, second issue (of three). Hoppé 21 describes the first (Trübner) issue of 1888, and the third (Fifield) issue of 1909, but he had never seen this second issue, and was unaware that it contained the two leaves of Additions and Corrections (listed separately as Hoppé, 23) not present in the other issues. Hoppé also fails to note the signature mark ‘T' on the final single leaf which makes clear that it is in fact integral. Apart from the different imprint on spine and title-page and the two added leaves, the present volume is identical with the first issue. Butler recorded in a note-book that up to 1899 only 217 copies of ‘Ex Voto' had been sold altogether.

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Life and letters of Dr. Samuel Butler, Head-master of Shrewsbury school 1798-1836, And afterwards Bishop of Lichfield [,] In so far as they illustrate The scholastic, religious, and social Life of England, 1790-1840. By his grandson, Samuel Butler, Author of "Erewhon," "The Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey," etc. Vol.I [II]. Jan. 30, 1774-March 1, 1831 [March 7, 1831-Dec. 4, 1839]. London: John Murray, 1896. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; blank before half-title (conjugate with first leaf of Introduction, the pair being printed as part of gathering ‘b'); List of Illustrations tipped in after Contents; photogravure portrait frontispiece and one plate, printed in sepia, each with tissue guard, and facsimile; final page advertisements, in volume one; initial blank; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and facsimile; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end, in volume two; pp.[2]+[xvi]+14 (Introduction)+1-391+[i]; [2]+[x]+404+[iv]; plum coloured buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in ochre. Spines a little faded, otherwise a nice copy. A difficult title.

Tipped onto the front end-paper in volume one is a holograph letter on Butler's headed notepaper, c.170 words, dated April 4 1901, including two variant presentation inscriptions to the Rev. William John Tillbrook, who had apparently called on Butler with the intention of showing him some ‘papers' (?relating to the subject of these volumes), but had not found him at home. Butler says that he would wish to see the papers, gives details of when he is likely to be in ("I am ugenerallyU at home by 4.30 but one moveable day of the week I do not return till 5.30"), and extends the invitation to the recipient's nephew also. First binding, and probable first state of text. Hoppé, 35, not distinguising the second state, but recording a later, remainder, issue. In this copy the initial blank and the first leaf of the Introduction in volume one are certainly conjugate, though they are glued onto the end-papers and second leaf of Introduction respectively, giving them the appearance of being tipped in; gathering ‘b' has only six leaves, suggesting their origin. The initial blank in volume two was almost certainly the conjugate of the List of Illustrations in that volume, though both are here tipped in. A series of rearrangements of the prelims. in the forme appears to have occurred during the course of the print run. Logically, the earliest copies are those in which the initial blank and the first leaf of the Introduction appear as conjugate, as here, copies in which both the initial blank and the List of Illustrations in volume one are single inset leaves (the first leaf of the Introduction being printed conjugate with the last leaf of the Preface) being a simplification for the binder. In a later state the initial blanks were omitted altogether, the blank leaf in volume one being apparently used to print the List of Illustrations to volume two.

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Life and letters of Dr. Samuel Butler, Head-master of Shrewsbury school 1798-1836, And afterwards Bishop of Lichfield [,] In so far as they illustrate The scholastic, religious, and social Life of England, 1790-1840. By his grandson, Samuel Butler, Author of "Erewhon," "The Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey," etc. Vol.I [II]. Jan. 30, 1774-March 1, 1831 [March 7, 1831-Dec. 4, 1839]. London: John Murray, 1896. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; blank before half-title and List of Illustrations both single insets; photogravure portrait frontispiece and one plate, printed in sepia, each with tissue guard, and facsimile; final page advertisements, in volume one; initial blank; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and facsimile; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end, in volume two; pp.[2]+[xvi]+14 (Introduction)+1-391+[i]; [2]+[x (paged [viii])]+404+[iv]; plum coloured buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges trimmed; end-papers printed with publisher's monogram pattern in ochre. Cloth of spines faded, otherwise a nice copy. A difficult title.

First binding, probable second state of text. Hoppé, 35, not distinguishing this variant. The collation differs from that given by Hoppé in that both the initial blank and the List of Illustrations in volume one are clearly single inset leaves (the first leaf of the Introduction here having been printed conjugate with the last leaf of the Preface, the two intervening leaves of the Contents being likewise conjugate), whilst the List of Illustrations in Volume II has here been included in after the title-peaf instead of after the Contents, throwing out the pagination. The initial blank is conjugate with the List of Illustrations in that volume, the two leaves following the List of Illustrations here being tipped in as a conjugate pair. A series of rearrangements of the prelims. in the forme appears to have occurred during the course of the print run. Logically, the earliest copies are those in which the initial blank and the first leaf of the Introduction appear as conjugate, the present re-arrangement being a simplification for the binder. In a later state the initial blanks were omitted altogether, the blank leaf in volume one being apparently used to print the List of Illustrations to volume two.

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Life and letters of Dr. Samuel Butler, Head-master of Shrewsbury school 1798-1836, And afterwards Bishop of Lichfield [,] In so far as they illustrate The scholastic, religious, and social Life of England, 1790-1840. By his grandson, Samuel Butler, Author of "Erewhon," "The Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey," etc. Vol.I [II]. Jan. 30, 1774-March 1, 1831 [March 7, 1831-Dec. 4, 1839]. London: John Murray, 1896. 2 Vols., demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece and one plate with tissue guard, printed in sepia, and facsimile; final page advertisements, in volume one; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard, and facsimile; advertisement leaf followed by blank at end, in volume two; pp.[xvi]+391+[i]; [viii]+[ii (List of Illustrations)]+404+[iv]; cerise buckram, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges mainly trimmed. Spines and edges of covers a litle faded, sides a trifle marked, gilt very rubbed and dull; end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy. A difficult title.

With the small book-label in each volume of Anne and F.G. Renier. Second binding, and probable third state of text: the covers here being without the gilt blocking and lettering present on the front cover in the first binding, the cloth being of a lighter colour, and the end-papers being white, not printed with a monogram; whilst the List of Illustrations in volume two is here a single inset leaf instead of having a conjugate blank as in the first state, the integral blank not being present at the start of either volume. In the first state the List of Illustrations and initial blank in volume two apparently formed a separate quarter sheet. The prelims. would normally have been printed last, but it is evident from the collation and pagination in volume one that the separately paginated Introduction was added as something as a late afterthought. The final leaf of this being a blank (folded back in the first state in front of the half-title), we hypothesise that the printer at some point in the run realised he could save himself a good deal of expense (in machine time as well as paper) by utilising the blank leaf for the second List of Illustrations, thus obviating the need for the additional quarter sheet. Hoppé, 35, does not record these variants, but mentions a remainder issue, which he had not seen, in which the front covers were blank, as in the present copy, and in which the spine lettering differed from that of the first binding: it does here, though the fact is not instantly obvious, as some attempt has been made by the binder to imitate the ruling and lettering of the first binding spine. We presume the present binding to be that of the remainder issue.

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Authoress of the Odyssey, Where and when she wrote, who she was, the use she Made of the Illiad, And How the poem grew under her hands. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay, 1897. (All rights reserved). Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; half-tone frontispiece with tissue guard and twelve plates in half-tone or line; seven plans and illustrations in the text; last leaf of Index with advertisements on verso a cancel, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end, coded ‘10,000/10/97'; pp.[xvi]+275+[i]; salmon red smooth cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; a.e uncut; laid paper end-papers. Unobtrusively re-backed, with the original backstrip laid on; cloth faded on spine and at edges of covers to salmon pink; poor quality end-papers a little embrowned, and with one or two insignificant chips to margins more or less consequent upon the re-backing; text nice.

Presentation copy, with the author's holograph presentation inscription to F.B. Bickley, dated Nov. 1. 1897 (the day of publication of the volume), on the front end-paper, and with the words ‘Cancel page' written in his hand on both recto and verso of the cancel. First edition, first issue, second state of text: Hoppé, 36, recording that the British Library copy has the cancel similarly marked, as has the copy presented to Henry Festing Jones, and Butler's own copy, both of which are preserved in St. John's College library in Cambridge (the two last, however, preserving also the cancellatum).

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BUTLER (Samuel). The Odyssey Rendered into English prose for the use of Those who cannot read the original. A.C. Fifield, N.D. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; cancel title-page; map frontispiece, and seven inserted plates; integral advertisement leaf at end; dull yellow-green smooth cloth, lettered, blocked, and with short rule, blind, on front cover, blocked with Fifield's monogram, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Spine slightly faded, and gilt oxydised; otherwise a nice copy.

Originally issued in 1900 by Longmans & Co., the present Fifield issue was a remainder.

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[BYRON (George Gordon Noel, Lord).]. The Life, Writings, opinions, And Times Of the Right Hon. George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron; Including, in its most extensive biography, anecdotes, and memoirs Of the lives of the most eminent and eccentric, public and Noble characters and courtiers of the present Polished and enlightened Age and court of His Majesty King George the Fourth. In the course of the Biography is also separately given, Copious recollections of the lately destroyed ms [so in volume I: full stop present in other volumes] Originally intended for posthumous publication, And entitled Memoirs of my own life and times, By the Right Hon. Lord Byron. By an English gentleman, in the Greek military service, and Comrade of His Lordship. Compiled from authentic Documents and from long personal Acquaintance. In three volumes. Vol.I [II; III]. Matthew Iley, [1,] Somerset Street, Portman Square, 1825. 3 Vols., lge.post 8vo; half-titles not called for; engraved portrait frontispiece in volumes one and two; facsimile frontispiece lacking in volume three; final page in volume three publisher's advertisements; pp.xxiv+416; viii+400; [viii]+431+[i]; volume one rebound in brown buckram, the other volumes in contemporary sprinkled calf. All calf sides detached; frontispiece to volume one slightly shaved; two leaves a little torn, without loss, one being repaired with tissue; otherwise an excellent set. Scarce.

CBEL, III, p.206 records the authorship as ‘Ascribed to Matthew Iley'. The introduction reprints from a newspaper a letter from Thomas Moore regarding the destruction of the ms. of Byron's Memoirs. In this copy, p.xxiv in volume one bears at foot the Directions to Binder, followed by an erratum noting that ‘Sig. 2C in Vol.iii three is here printed as 2C, Vol.ii'. This is in fact the case.

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BYRON (George Gordon Noel, Lord). The Works. With His letters and journals, And his life, By Thomas Moore, Esq. In fourteen [later ‘seventeen'] volumes. John Murray, 1832-3. F'cap 8vo; frontispiece with tissue guard, and engraved and printed titles in each volume; complete with the additional engraved plate in volume VI, the facsimiles in volumes VII and IX, and the inset leaf of publisher's advertisements bound in after [A4] in volume XVII; moire dark blue-green cloth, volume one with paper label lettered in gilt, the remaining volumes blocked in gilt on the backstrips; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers printed in brown. In general a nice copy of a delicate set.

An important edition, containing many notes and a good deal of material previously uncollected or unpublished. A prefatory note in volume XIII records that the inclusion of additional material, decided upon after publication had commenced, was responsible for increasing the number of volumes projected for the set from fourteen to seventeen. In addition to its textual and biographical importance, this set provides a landmark in the history of book production, for it was with volume two of this that Leighton first achieved success with the technique of blocking gilt directly onto the cloth. The use of a paper label for the first volume indicates that he had not mastered the new technique in time for the entire set to be titled by that means. Its presence here is a sign of early issue; later copies of volume one have the gilt blocked directly onto the spine.

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CAINE (T. Hall). Recollections Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1882. Lge.post 8vo; blank before half-title; portrait frontispiece photograph laid on to printed captioned inset leaf; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.13+[i (blank)]+297+[i (blank)]+[ii]; deep turquoise diagonally fine ribbed cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover (?with a design by Rossetti), lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers printed florally in grey. Free end-papers, and two or three leaves at front and back a little foxed; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Hall Caine's very scarce second book, and the earliest biography of Rossetti: written by his last close friend. Fredeman, 25.1 CBEL, III, p.540; Fredeman, 25.1.

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CAINE (Hall). Life Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. Demy 8vo, wire stitched; pp.154+xxi (Bibliography)+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; navy blue buckram, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Fine copy.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their small book-label on the front pastedown. Issued as Vol.II. of Walter Scott's monthly series ‘Great Writers', the advertisements listing this as the latest volume available, with the next, ‘Life of Dickens', scheduled for publication on Feb.20. A copy on large and thick paper, issued in the limited ‘Library Edition' at 2s 6d as against the 1/- of the ordinary issue. The present copy has the ‘F' of ‘OF' on the title-page battered or else clogged. The ‘Bibliography' by John P. Anderson of the British Museum is printed in double column. It attempts an all edition listing, including criticism, magazine articles, and books with Ms. notes by Coleridge as well as his own works.

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CAINE (Hall). Life Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. Globe 8vo, wire stitched; pp.154+xxi (Bibliography)+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Early ownership inscription on front end-paper; some over-large lower-edges foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as Vol.II. of Walter Scott's monthly series ‘Great Writers', the advertisements listing this as the latest volume available, with the next, ‘Life of Dickens', scheduled for publication on Feb.20. The ordinary issue published at 1/-. The large paper edition was printed from the same type, but with added spacing between the lines. The present copy has the ‘F' of ‘OF' on the title-page perfect. In some copies it is battered or else clogged. The ‘Bibliography' by John P. Anderson of the British Museum is printed in double column. It attempts an all edition listing, including criticism, magazine articles, and books with Ms. notes by Coleridge as well as his own works.

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CAINE (Hall). Life Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London, Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. Globe 8vo, wire stitched; pp.154+xxi (Bibliography)+[i (printer's imprint)]; 8pp. text-paper advertisements at end; navy blue buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A virtually fine copy.

Issued as Vol.II. of Walter Scott's monthly series ‘Great Writers', the advertisements listing this as the latest volume available, with the next, ‘Life of Dickens', scheduled for publication on Feb.20. The ordinary issue published at 1/-. The large paper edition was printed from the same type, but with added spacing between the lines. The present copy has the ‘F' of ‘OF' on the title-page slightly battered, or else clogged. In some copies it is perfect. The ‘Bibliography' by John P. Anderson of the British Museum is printed in double column. It attempts an all edition listing, including criticism, magazine articles, and books with Ms. notes by Coleridge as well as his own works.

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CAINE (Hall). The little Manx Nation. William Heinemann, 1891. 16pp. inserted publisher's catalogue at end, dated June 1891; fine bead grain dark green cloth, blocked gilt, lettered dark green through gilt, on front cover, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Gilt on front cover rubbed, and cloth very lightly so; otherwise a near fine copy of a decidedly scarce title.

The cloth issue, published at 3/6; also issued, price 2/6, in wrappers.

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CAINE (Hall). The little Manx Nation. William Heinemann, 1891. T.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; duck egg blue wrappers, cut flush, printed in dark blue, the back and inside wrappers bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. Wrappers and facing leaves severely foxed; edges foxed; title-page lightly so; ownership signature on upper margin of front wrapper; otherwise nice.

The issue in wrappers, published at 2/6; also issued, price 3/6, in cloth.

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CALVERLEY (Charles Stuart). The Literary remains. With a memoir by Walter J. Sendall. With portrait and illustrations. George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden. Cambridge: Deighton, Bell & Co., 1885. Blank before half-title; engraved portrait frontispiece, letterpress title with vignette, one plate, and two engravings in text; integral advertisement leaf at end; diagonally fine ribbed olive green cloth, ruled blind on back cover, black and gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; pale lemon-coated end-papers; publisher's advertisement slip tipped on to initial blank. End-papers very slightly cracking; frontispiece foxed, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.



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CAREY (Rosa Nouchette). Twelve notable Good women Of the XIXth century. With twelve portraits. Hutchinson & Co, 34, Paternoster Row, 1899. Half-tone frontispiece and eleven plates; title-page printed in red and black; 4pp.integral advertisements at end; light and dark red mixed weave linen, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g. Covers a little damp-darkened and gilt dull on spine; a little scattered dust-marking in text; otherwise a nice copy.

There is no list of plates, but each of the biographical sections has a fly-title followed by a plate. The subjects are Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Fry, The Baroness Burdett-Coutts, The Princess of Wales, The Duchess of Teck, Sister Dora, Agnes Weston, Grace Darling, The Princess Alice, Lady Henry Somerset, and Frances Ridley Havergal.

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CARLETON (William). The life of William Carleton: being His autobiography and let- Ters; and an account of his Life and writings, from the Point at which the autobio- Graphy breaks off, by David J. O'Donoghue. With an Introduction by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. In two volumes. With two portraits. Downey & Co., 12, York Street, Covent Garden, London, 1896. 2 Vols., extra cr.8vo; portrait frontispiece in each volume, with tissue guard; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume one; printer's imprint leaf, blank on verso, at end of volume two; bevelled emerald green art-linen, embossed with publisher's monogram device on back cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut; end-papers coated blackish chocolate. Cloth of spines just a trifle darkened; end-papers foxed on verso with slight offsetting; most of tissue guard lacking in volume one; inner margins of one opening embrowned by contact with a newsprint bookmark (now removed); a very nice copy, nonetheless, near-fine.

The first publication of all the contents. The first volume is occupied by the autobiography; the second volume by the continuation, etc., and includes many letters both from Carleton and to him. Others represented include William Allingham, John Banim, Mary Howitt, Maria Edgworth, Lady Wilde, Leigh Hunt, James Grant, Mark Lemon, Richard Brinsley Knowles, Charles Dickens, Theodore Martin, Robert Brough, etc. Sadleir, 523, describing the cloth as "olive buckram"; not in the extensive Wolff collection of Carleton.

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CARLYLE (Jane Welsh). Letters and memorials Of Jane Welsh Carlyle Prepared for publication by Thomas Carlyle. Edited by James Anthony Froude. In three volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1883. 3 Vols., demy 8vo; blank before half-title and final blank in volume one; 24pp. publisher's catalogue dated November 1882 at end of volume three; diagonally fine ribbed greenish blue cloth, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated fawn and overprinted with a design of leaves in brown. Covers a trifle worn and marked; some dust-marking in text; other very minor faults; a very good set, nonetheless.



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[CARLYLE (Thomas).]. The life Of Friedrich Schiller Comprehending An Examination of his works. Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 13, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, And 93, Fleet Street, 1825. Demy 8vo; half-title not present; engraved portrait frontispiece by John Bull after Graff; leaf bearing five line errata follows Contents; pp.[iii]-vi+[II]+352; early brown half-calf, brown spine label, marbled boards. In need of re-backing; light foxing of prelims. and last two leaves; otherwise a very nice copy. Scarce.

Carlyle's first independent book, issued originally in serial form in the London Magazine in 1823-4, and preceded in publication in book form only by two translations issued in 1824.

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CARLYLE (Thomas). On heroes, Hero-worship, & the heroic In history. Six Lectures. Reported, with emendations and additions. By Thomas Carlyle. London: James Fraser, Regent Street, 1841. Lge.12mo; half-title not called for; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[iv]+393+[i (blank)]+[ii]; vertically ribbed puce cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated pale yellow. Cloth faded on spine and adjacent edge of back cover; otherwise a fine copy. Uncommon thus.



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CARLYLE (Thomas). Past and present. Chapman and Hall, Strand, 1843. Lge.12mo; rose-madder morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Cloth of back joint renewed; some fading of covers; end-papers strengthened at joints; in general a nice copy.



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CARLYLE (Thomas). Past and present. Chapman and Hall, Strand, 1843. Lge.12mo; dull blue fine diaper cloth cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and with short rule gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine; small corner chipped from front end-paper, probably by removal of a bookseller's ticket; otherwise in general a nice copy.

One of a number of variant bindings.

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CARLYLE (Thomas). The life Of John Sterling: By Thomas Carlyle. Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly, 1851. Post 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; pp.[4]+iv+344; dark green fine diaper cloth, ruled and elaborately blocked blind on sides, elaborately blocked blind, lettered, and with two short rules, gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow; binder's ticket of Bone & Son, 76, Fleet Street, on back pastedown. Slight general wear to covers; corner of back board flexion creased, with resultant crack line in back pastedown; back end-papers strengthened with near matching paper; otherwise, and in general effect, a nice copy.

In our experience one of the more difficult Carlyle titles.

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CARLYLE (Thomas). Reminiscences. Edited by James Anthony Froude. In two volumes. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1881. 2 Vols., post 8vo; frontispiece on text-paper in volume one; final blank; blank at front and back in volume two; diagonally fine ribbed yellow green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers printed with flower and leaf pattern in grey-green. Very faint stringmarking of spines; edges foxed; also backs of end-papers, with offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise a nice crisp copy.



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CARLYLE (Thomas) and EMERSON (Ralph Waldo). The correspondence of Thomas Carlyle And Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872. In two volumes. With portraits. London, Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. 2 vols., extra cr.8vo; half-titles not called for; initial blank in volume two; etched portrait frontispiece printed in sepia, in each volume; pp.xii+368; [2]+[xiv]+383+[i (blank)]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue at end of volume one (advertising this volume as ‘Shortly'); mid-brown fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Slight foxing of portrait, with offsetting onto title-page in each volume; slight cracking of end-papers in volume two; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 5289, refers. Possibly issued in advance of the American edition, but apparently intended for simultaneous issue, on February 24th (British Library copy date-stamped Feb.13); precedes the American large paper edition by some months.

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CARLYLE (Thomas). Lectures On The history of literature Delivered April to July 1838. Now printed for the first time. Edited, with preface and notes By Professor J. Reay Greene. Ellis and Elvey, 1892. 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; dark marina green buckram, ruled blind on sides, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated black. Front board flexion creased; otherwise a virtually fine copy.



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CARPENTER (Edward). England's ideal And other Papers On Social subjects. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., Paternoster Square, 1887. Copyright. Half-title not called for; pp.[iv]+148; scarlet buckram, ruled, lettered, and blocked with publisher's monogram device, black on front cover, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed. Very slight wear to cloth at extreme head and tail of spine, gilt a little rubbed, and covers generally just a trifle faded and marked; internally a very nice copy.

Apart from a Prize Essay published at Cambridge in 1870, the author's first volume of prose. CBEL, III, p.737

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CARPENTER (Edward). Angels' Wings. A series of Essays on Art and its Relation to Life. With nine full-page plates. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim., Paternoster Square, 1898. Extra cr.8vo; frontispiece and seven plates in half-tone or line; one plate in photogravure, printed on India paper and laid on within recessed frame, with tissue guard; pp.[viii]+248; navy blue buckram, ruled and blocked pictorially gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; fore- and lower- edges uncut. Nice copy.



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[CARROLL (Lewis, i.e. C.L. Dodgson).]. An Easter greeting To Every child who loves "Alice." No place, No date, No publisher [Oxford, c.1885, Privately Printed for the Author by Parker]. 4pp., 16mo, p.1 bearing title, pp.2 and 3 bearing text (signed by the author in type at end), and p.4 being blank. Nice copy.

Williams, Madan, and Green, 116-7. With the ‘Towgood' watermark, as called for. The first revised edition. The original edition was printed for Carroll, also by Parker, in 1876. Numerous reprints exist, including some piracies or forgeries.

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CARROLL (Lewis, i.e. C.L. Dodgson). The game Of Logic. Price three shillings. Macmillan and Co., 1887. Frontispiece with tissue guard; two leaves of publisher's advertisements on text-paper at end; red buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and up spine; end-papers coated black. Gilt on spine lightly rubbed; covers slightly marked; tissue foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

With the frontispiece illustrating the board, but lacking the envelope issued with the book, containing the separate board and the nine counters. Williams, 54. The second issue, the first, dated 1886, being extremely rare, and probably issued without the envelope.

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CASTLE (Egerton, Con Brevetto di Nomina a Maestro di Scherma.). Schools and masters of fence From the middle ages to the Eighteenth century. With a sketch of the development of the art of fencing With the rapier and the small sword and a Bibliography of the fencing art During that period. Illustrated with reproductions of old engravings and Carbon-plates of ancient swords. George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1885. Double cr.8vo; drypoint frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page finely printed in red and black; six carbon plates; one hundred and forty-one illustrations in text; printer's imprint leaf at end; pp.[4]+lii+254+[ii]; dove-grey buckram, blocked with publisher's device black on back cover, blocked in gilt and black, lettered black, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt, with short rule black, on spine; end-papers coated black. Very slight, light, foxing of half-title and title leaves; otherwise a fine copy.

A masterly treatise, finely illustrated, and including a thirty-six page bibliography of works in Spanish, Italian, German, French, and English. Well printed at the Chiswick Press. A beautiful book.

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CHAPMAN (Elizabeth Rachel). Marriage questions in Modern fiction, and other Essays on kindred sub-Jects. John Lane The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1897. Imprint leaf, followed by 12pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, dated 1897; oatmeal coarse buckram, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine slightly faded, and end-papers foxed, but in general a nice copy.

Includes, besides the title essay: ‘The Disparagement of Women in Literature'; ‘Marriage Rejection and Mariage Reform'; ‘The Decline of Divorce', etc.

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[CHARLES (Mrs. Rundle).]. The home library. Sketches Of The women of Christendom Dedicated to the Women of India. By the Author of "Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family." Published under the direction of the tract committee. London: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge; Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross; 43, Queen Victoria Street; and 48, Piccadilly. New York: Pott, Young and Co., 1880. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; final blank; pp.viii+361+[iii]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed dark grey-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, spine, lettered black and gilt on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated very dark chocolate. Insignificant marking of back end-papers; otherwise a fine copy of a handsome book.

First English edition of a book originally written for issue in India.

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CHARLES (Mrs. Rundle). The home library. Sketches Of The women of Christendom Dedicated to the Women of India. By Mrs. Rundle Charles, Author of "Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family." Published under the direction of the tract committee. Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge, London: Northumberland Avenue, W.C.; 43, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; Brighton: 135, North Street; New York: E. & J.B. Young and Co., 1894. Sm.cr.8vo; half-title not called for; 15pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.viii+361+15; diagonally fine ribbed dark grey-green cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover and spine, spine, lettered black and gilt on front cover, gilt on spine; end-papers coated very dark grey. Inscription removed from upper margin of title-page, leaving slight thinning; otherwise an extremely fine copy of a handsome book.

First English edition to bear the author's name, of a book originally written for issue in India, and issued in England also by the same publisher in 1880 as ‘By the Author of "Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family."'.

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CHARLES (Mrs. Rundle). Our seven homes: Autobiographical reminiscences Of Mrs Rundle Charles Author of ‘The Schonberg-Cotta Family'. With portraits. John Murray, 1896. Sepiatone photogravure frontispiece, with tissue guard, and two plates; apple green fine rough buckram, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine, ruled gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed. Gilt slightly dull on spine; some bubbling of cloth; in general a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes a bibliographical check-list by Miss Mary Davidson, who also edited the volume.

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CHATEAUBRIAND (Francois-René, Viscount de). An Autobiography By Francois-René, Viscount de Chateaubriand. Author of "The Genius of Christianity," "Atala," "The Abencerrages," etc. Vol.III. London: Simms and M‘Intyre, [sic] [13,] Paternoster Row; and [26,] Donegall Street, Belfast, 1849. Small format; wood-engraved series/half-title precedes letterpress title; pp.224; publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 1848; pale pink boards printed in black; a.e. uncut; pale green end-papers printed with advertisements in black. Half of backstrip lacking; otherwise a fine copy.

Sadleir, 3756a/4. The first edition in English.

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CHURCH (R.W., Dean). Bacon. Macmillan and Co., 1884. Wire-stitched; pp.viii+227+[i (blank)]; 4pp. inserted advertisements at end; red buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered red through black on sides, lettered black on front cover and up spine. Small scuff at gutter of back end-papers due to an original gluing fault; otherwise a fine copy.

The first issue, the advertisements listing the second previous volume ‘Sheridan' as ‘Just ready', and announcing nothing later.

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CHESTERFIELD (Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of). Letters Of Philip Dormer Fourth Earl of Chesterfield To His godson and successor Now first edited from the originals, with a memoir Of Lord Chesterfield By The Earl of Carnarvon. With portraits and illustrations. Oxford At The Clarendon Press, 1890. Med.4to; limitation leaf precedes half-title; title-page printed in brown and black; five collotype plates, and one other, all with tissue guards, but lacking the frontispiece and facsimile letter; publisher's half vellum, light slate buckram sides, tooled and lettered gilt on sides and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Near fine copy of a beautiful book.

One of an edition limited to 525 numbered copies, this copy being left unnumbered, presumably because of the absence of the facsimile, which has clearly never been bound in. Excellently printed on fine hand-made paper, and very pleasantly bound at the Oxford University Binding House.

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CHURCHILL (Winston Spencer). London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1900. Blank before half-title; large folding coloured map frontispiece; two large folding maps in black and white, one with loose folding tissue guard; one map and four plans on text-paper; integral advertisement leaf, followed by publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, at end, dated ‘10/99'; fawn buckram, ruled and blocked pictorially black, lettered black and red, on front cover, blocked and lettered red and gilt on spine; end-papers faced black. Slight general wear to covers; bookplate of Countess Howe on back board; ownership inscription on front blank; small nick in fore-margin of first four leaves; otherwise a very nice copy.

Woods, A4. Woods does not call for guards to any of the maps: the continuing presence of any of them is unusual.

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[CIBBER (Susannah Maria).]. An Account of the Life Of that Celebrated actress, Mrs. Susannah Maria Cibber With Interesting and Amusing Anecdotes. Also the two Remarkable and romantic trials Between Theophilus Cibber and William Sloper. Reader, 1887. Half-title not called for; portrait frontispiece printed light brown, with tissue guard; text printed throughout in cerise on fine cream-toned paper; fly-title to the trials; pp.56; bevelled Japanese vellum boards, red leather spine label, ruled and lettered in gilt; a.e. uncut; hand-made paper end-papers. Label slightly chipped at corners; otherwise fine.

The Trials are apparently reprinted from an edition of 1740. We have not traced the authorship of the Life.

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CLARKE (Charles and Mary Cowden). Recollections of writers. With letters of Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Douglas Jerrold, and Charles Dickens; And a Preface by Mary Cowden Clarke. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1878. Two leaf frontispiece facsimile of letter from Charles Dickens printed in dark blue on black edged pale blue paper; pp.viii+347+[i (printer's imprint)]; red binder's cloth, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Virtually fine copy.

Includes letters from Mary Shelley (one), Charles Lamb (seven), Mary Lamb (one), Leigh Hunt (sixty-six), Douglas Jerrold (seventeen), and Dickens (twenty-three), as well as memories of Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, etc. All of the letters are here first printed. Sixteen of the Dickens letters were not included in the three volume edition of ‘The Letters of Charles Dickens' issued in 1880-82.

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CLODD (Edward). The Story of creation: A plain account of evolution. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. Frontispiece, and two large folding plates; numerous illustrations on text-paper; 2pp. integral advertisements at end, folowed by 16pp. inserted publisher's list dated August 1887; carmine buckram, ruled blind on sides, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut. Some very slight fading of covers; a little light dusting here and there in text; otherwise a fine copy.



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CLOUGH (A.H.). Plutarch's lives. The translation called Dryden's, Corrected from the Greek and revised By A.H. Clough, Sometime Fellow and Tutor of Oriel College, Oxford, and late Professor of the English language and literature at University College, London. In Five Volumes. Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 14, Ludgate Hill. Boston, U.S.A.: Little, Brown, & Co., 1861. 5 Vols., med.8vo, gathered in sixes; each volume with cancel title; half-titles not called for; errata leaf, followed by blank, at end of volume one; blank at end of volume two; pp.8+v-[xlii]+415+[iii]; [iv]+422+[ii]; [iv]+452; [iv]+570; [iv]+618; rose madder bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Some fraying of cloth at head and tail of spines, and small holes rubbed in cloth of joints above some cords; cloth of one joint neatly restored at head; spines slightly faded; prelims. slightly foxed; otherwise a fine, and largely unopened, set.

First edition, English issue, from American sheets. This issue of the work appears to be scarce. CBEL records ‘Boston 1864' as the earliest edition, and lists no English edition before 1874. Volume I. includes a Preface by Clough occupying pp.v-xxix. The odd pagination of the first volume may suggest that the Contents and Alphabetical Index leaves were included at the front of this volume as an afterthought.

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CLOUGH (Arthur Hugh). Prose remains Of Arthur Hugh Clough With a selection from his letters And a memoir. Edited by his wife. Macmillan and Co., 1888. Blank before half-title; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[2]+vi+421+[i (blank)]+[2]; green fine diaper cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated grey-green. Nice copy.

Based on the prose portions of the privately printed edition of 1865, but leaving out some material included in that, and adding some that is new. A large portion of the letters section in this copy contains small, neat, lightly pencilled, notes, apparently of an editorial nature, correcting dates, providing translations of the occasional Greek word or phrase, and supplying the names of unnamed correspondents, or of persons mentioned in the text but represented merely by dashes. The hand is probably not that of Mrs. Clough, but somewhat resembles it. A most interesting and useful copy, nonetheless. The information given in the notes is new: it was not included in the privately printed edition any more than the trade one, and must have been made on the basis of the ms. originals.

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COBBETT (William). A Grammar Of the English language, In a series of letters. Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Per- Sons in general; but more especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices, and Plough-boys. To which are added, Six Lessons intended to prevent Statesmen from Using false grammar, and from writing in an Awkward manner. London: Printed for John M. Cobbett, Fleet Street, 1823. F'cap 12mo; half-title apparently not called for; pp.vi+230; (?)publisher's half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spine with four raised bands ruled and tooled gilt, elaborately tooled blind in compartments, lettered on in gilt, glazed buff fine calico cloth sides, printed with a small pattern in black; matching marbled edges and end-papers; binder's ticket of R.W. Preston, Pelham Street, Nottingham, on back paste-down (not listed by Ball or Ramsden). Leather slightly torn at tail of spine and a trifle worn at points; otherwise a very nice copy.

The Grammar was first published in 1819, by Thomas Dolby, that edition collating iv+[5] - 186+[4 (advertisements)]. The ‘Six Lessons', which here occupy pp.184 - 230 make their first appearance in the present edition. Regarded by Pearl as "one of Cobbett's greatest works" he here attempts to encourage radical thinking amongst the working classes by the use of political examples to illustrate the rules of the English language. "His colourful political examples... , his ability to make the working class reader feel at ease, his earnest and serious tone, even his contempt for the learned languages - all this endeared the book to its readers and ensured an enormous circulation" (p.105). "There is no way in which a grammar can be made exciting, but Cobbett came as close to doing it as is humanly possible. And again it is his own enthusiasm for the subject that carries the book along - his belief in the magical properties of grammar ‘in affording protection to innocence and securing punishment to guilt' - and his whimsical humour... exemplified by his references to nouns of number ‘such as Mob, Parliament, Rabble, House of Commons, Regiment, Court of King's Bench, Den of Thieves, and the like'.... The little book was not simply a grammar; it contained some excellent advice on both substance and style..." (George Spater, ‘William Cobbett: the Poor Man's Friend', II, p.372). CBEL, III, p.630

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COLERIDGE (M.E.). Non sequitur. James Nisbet & Co., Ltd., 21 Berners Street, 1900. Final blank; pale apple green buckram, blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on front cover, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Slight darkening of spine; very slight foxing of end-papers; otherwise virtually a fine copy.

CBEL, III, p.336; Wolff, 1314. Essays.

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COLERIDGE (S.T., Esq.). Biographia literaria; Or Biographical Sketches Of My literary life And Opinions. Rest Fenner, 23, Paternoster Row, 1817. Demy 8vo; fly title follows title-page in volume one; 3pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two, the first printed on verso of last leaf of text; pp.[iv]+296; [iv]+309+[iii]; original blue paper covered boards, drab paper spine, with label; a.e. uncut. Backstrips and most of labels lacking; paper covering of boards badly chipped in volume two; both front boards detached, and in need of re-sewing; very slight dusting and foxing here and there in text; in general otherwise a nice copy, in unsophisticated state.

Wise 40. The first volume, apart from the prelims. was printed in Bristol, the rest of both volumes in Camberwell, London.

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COLERIDGE (S.T., Esq.). Biographia literaria; Or Biographical Sketches Of My literary life And Opinions. Rest Fenner, 23, Paternoster Row, 1817. 2 Vols. bound in one, demy 8vo; half-title present in each volume; fly-title follows title leaf in volume one; 1p. integral advertisements at end of volume two, printed on verso of last leaf of text, but bound up without the final leaf of publisher's advertisements; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides, dark brown label; sprinkled edges. Joints cracked and one board detached; light contemporary ownership inscription at top of title-page; one ink correction in text; otherwise a nice copy.

Wise 40. The first volume, apart from the prelims. was printed in Bristol, the rest of both volumes in Camberwell, London.

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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Confessions Of An inquiring spirit. Edited from the author's ms By Henry Nelson Coleridge Esq M A London, William Pickering, 1840. F'cap 8vo, printed in half sheets; integral advertisement leaf, and blank, precede half-title; pp.[4]+[xii]+[95]+[i (printer's device and imprint)]; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; midnight blue morocco cloth, paper spine label; t.e. uncut, fore- and lower- edges rough trimmed. Label rubbed, and cloth of spine slightly darkened; front end-papers damp-stained, blank fore-edges of early prelims. lightly so; fore-margin of one leaf slightly torn, not approaching text; penultimate leaf of catalogue excised, possibly as issued; one or two scattered fox-spots; a generally nice copy, nonetheless.

Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Confessions Of An inquiring spirit. Edited from the author's ms By Henry Nelson Coleridge Esq M A London, William Pickering, 1840. F'cap 8vo, printed in half sheets; pp.[xii]+[95]+[i (printer's device and imprint)]; full dark red morocco faced sheep by Hayday, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Sheep a trifle rubbed and lightly damp-marked on front board; otherwise a virtually fine copy.

Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Biographia literaria Or biographical sketches Of my literary life and opinions. Second edition prepared for publication in part By the late Henry Nelson Coleridge Completed and published By his widow. William Pickering, 1847. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; contemporary full natural ecclessiastical calf, tooled blind on sides, blind, black, and gilt on spine; spine with five raised bands, and matching pair of natural labels, edges and dentelles tooled blind; a.e. burnished red; marbled end-papers. Two labels lacking, one nearly so; neat name on upper margin of title-page, and slight foxing of prelims and final leaf, in volume one; otherwise a fine copy.

Well printed upon fine paper by C. Whittingham, at Chiswick, and finely bound. An important edition, with copious editorial notes; the ‘Biographical Supplement' and Appendix, by H.N. Coleridge, which together occupy 136pp. of the second volume, are here first published. The former includes a selection of the letters, twenty-two of which are here first published, as well as two poems. Wise 41.

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COLERIDGE (S.T.). Hints Towards the Formation of a more comprehensive Theory of life. Edited by Seth B. Watson, M.D. John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho, 1848. Lge.12mo; leaf headed ‘Postscript' inserted before final blank; vertically ribbed dark reddish brown cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind and gilt, lettered gilt, on spine; end-papers coated cream. Neatly rebacked, preserving the upper portion of the original back-strip, and with new white end-papers; boards worn at corners; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Includes an 11pp. Preface by the editor. The contents of the ‘Postscript' leaf seem to have been intended as a fore-word. In this it is stated that the ms. of this essay was placed at the editor's disposal "by an intimate friend of the late S.T. Coleridge; and from internal evidence he was induced to attribute to that gentleman the entire authorship. After, however, the present edition had passed through the press, and was on the eve of publication, circumstances arose which led to the belief that the work might with more propriety be considered as the joint production of Mr. Coleridge and the late Mr. James Gillman, of Highgate." Wise 92 records a ‘first issue' with the final blank but without the Postscript leaf; and a later issue with the Postscript printed on the blank, and having a variant text, that reading "the contents of the fore-going pages" where the present copy reads, of course incorrectly, "following". The present copy evidently represents a state of the first issue, but whether an early state, the Postscript leaf having been printed, as implied by its text, before the book was published, and then suppressed on account of its incorrect wording, or a later state, the volume having first been issued before this leaf was ready, it is not now possible to say.

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COLERIDGE (S.T.). Notes and lectures upon Shakespeare And some of the old poets And dramatists With other literary remains Of S.T. Coleridge Edited by Mrs. H.N. Coleridge. William Pickering, 1849. 2 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for in volume one, lacking in volume two; contemporary purple calf, gilt and blind, contrasting labels, matching marbled end-papers and edges. Spine chipped at headband, and backstrip partially detached in volume one; binder's blanks foxed; text entirely fine in both volumes.

Wise 93. Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Essays on his own times Forming a second series of The friend. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by his daughter. William Pickering, 1850. 3 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; full purple calf, gilt and blind, contrasting labels; matching marbled edges and end-papers. Spines faded, two badly chipped, and one board detached; binder's blanks foxed, with slight offsetting onto facing leaves; otherwise fine internally.

Wise 94. Printed by C. Whittingham at Chiswick.

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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Notes, Theological, political, and Miscellaneous. Edited by The Rev. Derwent Coleridge, M.A. Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1853. Sm.f'cap 8vo; 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated May, 1853, bound in between front end-papers; pp.xii+415; darkish olive green morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. Some fading of covers; slight marking of end-papers; otherwise a fine copy.



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COLERIDGE (Samuel Taylor). Lectures and notes on Shakespeare And Other English poets. Now first collected By T. Ashe, B.A., Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Author of "Songs Now and Then," "The Sorrows of Hypsipyle," &c. George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1884. Globe 8vo; pp.[xii]+552; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; bevelled scarlet buckram, ruled blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Spine and corner of front cover faded; private ownership rubber stamp on half-title, on one or two blank margins, and at end of text; some light pencil scoring and notes; an excellent reading copy, nonetheless.

Issued upon first publication as a volume of ‘Bohn's Standartd Library'. CBEL, III, p.175.

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