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.

COLLIER (J. Payne, Esq. F.S.A.). Notes and emendations To the text of Shakespeare's plays, From Early manuscript corrections In A copy of the folio, 1632, In the possession of J. Payne Collier, Esq. F.S.A., Forming A Supplemental Volume To the Works of Shakespeare by the same editor, In eight volumes, octavo. Whittaker and Co. Ave Maria Lane, 1853. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; 4pp. publisher's text-paper advertisements at end, probably printed as part of gathering ‘a'; inserted facsimile before first page of text; pp.xxvii+[i (blank)]+512+[ii]; deep puce fine diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt on front cover, blocked blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top-edges uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated chocolate. Small, neat, restoration to cloth of spine; scattered light foxing; otherwise a very nice copy.

An elaborate hoax, but a most interesting volume, nonetheless. Collier seems to have adopted this method for putting forward conjectural emendations to the texts of plays along with his ideas about their staging. The conjectures range from the frankly silly to the clever and probable - but are frequently of a kind that no respectable editor could have justified including in an edition of the works: for example, the addition of whole lines. A good deal of useful textual criticism emerges in the course of the discussion, however, Collier drawing on the suggestions of all the major editors, and considering their pros and cons, as well as the emendments from his ‘text'. The long Introduction explains the supposed finding of the folio, describes its annotations, argues their authenticity and the probability of its annotator having been connected with early productions of the plays, etc., but one feels all the time that Collier is just a little too eager to display his academic disinterestedness, and just a little too ready to excuse the admitted faults of his material. He was to go on to greater things! CBEL, I, p.549.

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COLLINS (Wilkie). My miscellanies. In two volumes. Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1863. Half-titles not called for; light brown patterned sand grain cloth ruled and blocked black on front cover, blind on back cover, lettered and blocked gilt on spine. Covers damp-marked and showing some wear; re-cased, with new bright yellow coated end-papers, clumsily inserted; a little scattered foxing; text otherwise nice; over all, a very good copy only.

Sadleir 599, recording an earlier issue in diagonal wide bead grain cloth, with a catalogue at the end of each volume. Character sketches, 'true' crime stories, short stories, and journalism: all culled from periodicals.

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COLVIN (Sidney). Landor. Macmillan and Co., 1881. Wire stitched; pp.viii+224; 4pp. tipped in publisher's advertisements on different paper, at end; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet-through-black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet-through-black on front cover, ruled and lettered up spine, black; end-papers coated black. Some light pencil scoring and brief notes in the hand of Professor Ian Jack; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the twenty-third volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. First issue, with advertisements listing twenty-two volumes in the series as published, this volume being given as ‘In preparation', with the errata uncorrected, and without the Errata leaf inserted at the end in later copies.

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COLVIN (Sidney). Landor. Macmillan and Co., 1881. Wire stitched; single inset Errata leaf (bearing twenty-eight entries), followed by 4pp. tipped in publisher's advertisements on different paper, at end; pp.viii+224+[ii]; scarlet buckram, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet-through-black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet-through-black on front cover, ruled and lettered up spine, black; end-papers coated black. Early ownership inscription on verso of half-title; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the twenty-third volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. Second issue, with advertisements listing twenty-two volumes in the series as published, this volume being given as ‘In preparation', and with the errata uncorrected, but with the inserted errata leaf present at the end (in the first issue it is not).

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COLVIN (Sidney). Keats. Macmillan and Co., 1887. Sewn; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.xii+233+[i (blank)]+[ii]; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Neat, barely visible, restoration to cloth at head of spine; slight cracking of end-papers; text fine.

Issued as the thirty-eighth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley (the advertisements listing the previous thirty-seven).

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COOK (Eliza). Jottings From my journal. London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, Farringdon Street; New York: 56, Walker Street, 1860. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.iv+348; glazed yellow boards printed in black, the back cover bearing publisher's advertisements; end-papers printed with publisher's advertisements on all visible surfaces. Very slight wear to paper (but not the underlying cloth) at head and tail of spine, and covers a trifle dusty; otherwise a nice copy.

First edition sheets, but a later binding batch, the publisher's English address being given on the covers as ‘Broadway, Ludgate Hill', and his New York address as ‘129, Grand Street'. The advertisements on the end-papers suggest that this binding batch dates from 1867. The ‘Journal' from which these ‘Jottings' were extracted was first published in 1849. The present volume includes a Preface here first printed.

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COOPER (J. Fenimore, Esq.). A Residence in France; With an Excursion up the Rhine, And a Second visit to Switzerland. In two volumes. Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1836. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half title present in volume two, none called for in volume one; pp.[xii]+300; [xii]+312; contemporary half natural calf, green label, green stippled boards blocked gilt with the insignia of the Signet Library; sprinkled burnished edges. Some wear to calf of spines; otherwise a vey nice copy.

Blank, 3873. Precedes the American edition which was issued as ‘Sketches of Switzerland. By an American. Part second.' In our experience, the English edition of this second part is a good deal scarcer than the English edition of the first - the earlier work presumably not having sold well, and the sequel in consequence being printed short.

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CORR (The late Rev. Thomas J., M.A., Ex-Scholar Trinity College Dublin, [etc.]). Favilla: Tales, essays, and poems. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1887. Obituary notice, followed by imprint leaf, and publisher's inserted 44pp. catalogue, at end dated ‘8.86'; pp.[xvi]+[482]+[4 (unpaginated)]+[ii]; diagonally fine ribbed blue cloth, blocked with publisher's monogram black on back cover, ruled black on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy.

Collected works, many of the pieces being here first printed. The author had prepared much of the volume for the press before his death in December 1885, his dedication being dated February in that year, but he seems to have continued writing at least until October, and a good many of the poems especially date from his last months.

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COURTHOPE (W.J.). Addison. Macmillan and Co., 1884. Wire-stitched; blank before half/series title; pp.[2]+[vi]+192; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end, listing this volume as the latest published, and the next volume, ‘Bacon' as ‘Nearly ready'; scarlet buckram over thin boards, ruled and blocked black, lettered with publisher's monogram scarlet through black on back cover, ruled and blocked black, lettered black and scarlet through black on front cover, ruled and up-lettered black on spine; end-papers coated black. Ink scoring in first chapter and on one other page; slight fading of covers; otherwise a fine copy. As a reading copy.

Issued as the thirty-fourth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley. One of the scarcer titles in the series.

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ANONYMOUS. Memoirs Of the Life & Writings Of W. Cowper Esqr. London, Printed for T. Williams Stationers Court, 1803. F'cap 8vo; engraved portrait frontispiece by Ridley, and conjugate vignette title page by Neele precede single inset Contents leaf; other prelims. not called for; final page publisher's advertisements of other Cowper-related works; pp.[ii]+177+[i]; original grey boards, paper spine label (lettered, between ornamental rules: MEMOIRS / OF / COWPER [dotted rule] 4s.); a.e. uncut. Small, neat, restoration to paper of spine; engraved leaves lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

An enlarged edition of Samuel Greatheed's anonymous ‘Memoir of William Cowper, Esq.', which appeared in the Evangelical Magazine in April/May 1803, followed by a ‘Brief Memoir of Mr. Cowper's writings', also by Greatheed. Not included in the extensive CBEL listing of Cowper biography and criticism (which does however list Greatheed's ‘Memoirs of W. Cowper', of 1814), and apparently very scarce. The last four pages of the text are occupied by a poem: "Elegy On the death of William Cowper, Esq.," by the Rev. T. Beck.

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CRABBE (The Rev. George). The Poetical works Of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His letters and journals, And his life, By his son. In eight volumes. John Murray, 1834. F'cap 8vo; fine frontispiece and vignette title with tissue guard, in each volume, engraved on steel by Finden, the frontispiece in volume eight being a portrait after a painting by T. Phillips, the rest after designs by Clarkson Stanfield; 2pp. integral advertisements at end of volumes one and four, 6pp. at end of volumes five and seven, 8pp. at end of volume six; publisher's pale brown morocco cloth embossed blind on sides and spine, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers printed in brown. Spines variously chipped and worn, one rep- aired; back end-papers of volume one strengthened with clear tape; engravings foxed, some tissues lack- ing; some light foxing and marginal embrowning more or less throughout; an excellent working set.

Francis Talfourd's copy, with his contemporary signature on the upper margin of each engraved title; and the later bookplate of poet Leonard Clark on each front paste-down. One margin bears a ms. note in Talfourd's hand retailing a contemporary anecdote, not without interest. The first attempt at a complete collected edition of the poems, and extremely important textually, not merely for the letters, journals, and life, which are here first published, but also for numerous poems here printed in variant forms, or which here make their first appearance, these last scattered throughout, but also forming the entire contents of volume eight.

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CRACKANTHORPE (Hubert). Vignettes: A Miniature Journal of Whim and Sentiment. John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1896. F'cap 8vo; blank leaf follows Contents leaf; text throughout printed within ruled borders after the manner of a prayer-book; pp.[viii]+[64]; publisher's 16pp. Catalogue, on text paper, at end, dated 1896; quarter old-cream paper-covered muslin, lettered gilt on spine, brownish orange boards; a.e. uncut. Gilt slightly oxydised, and spine just a trifle marked and rubbed, with loss of a few letters of the imprint, and small crack in paper at head of front joint; otherwise very nice copy of a scarce and delicate book.

Inscribed on the front end-paper: "Stopford A. Brooke / from / B.A. C - / Dec. 1896".

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CRAWFORD (F. Marion). The novel: What it is. By F. Marion Crawford Author of "Mr. Isaacs," "Dr. Claudius," "A Roman Singer," etc. London, Macmillan and Company And New York, 1893. All rights reserved. Sm.Imp.32mo in quarter sheets; photogravure portrait frontispiece printed in sepia; two blanks at end; pp.108+[iv]; glazed pale blue-green linen lettered and blocked with publisher's monogram device and facsimile of author's signature in blackish green, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. pale blue-green. Covers more or less faded to natural linen; some foxing passim; otherwise a nice copy. Very scarce.

Not in Sadleir; Blanck, 4175, recording only the American edition; Wolff, 1571, also recording only the American edition.

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CRAWFORD (Francis Marion). The Rulers of the South: Sicily, Calabria, Malta. With a hundred original drawings by Henry Brokman. In two volumes. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. 2 Vols., extra cr.8vo; stub of excised blank precedes half-title in each volume; photogravure frontispiece and thirteen plates printed in sepia, all with tissue guards printed with captions in red, and one large folding plate, in each volume; unbacked integral map in volume one, not included in the pagination; numerous illustrations in text; pp.[xiv]+391+[i (blank)]; [x]+407+[i (blank)]; dark blue buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; fore-edges rough trimmed. Small damp-splash on one back cover; otherwise a very nice copy.

Blanck, 4206, refers but gives no details. In fact, first edition, English issue: printed in the U.S.A. This English edition differs slightly in collation from the American editions, by being without the initial blank in each volume, the blank at the end of volume one, and the advertisement leaf at the end of volume two - omissions which no doubt saved something on the cost of shipping sheets!

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CRUIKSHANK (George). Twelve sketches Illustrative of Sir Walter Scott's Demonology and witchcraft, By George Cruikshank. London: Published for the artist, By J. Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1830. One gathering 16mo, printed on rectos only; half-title not called for; title leaf followed by advertisement leaf for other of Cruikshank's publications, and a blank, precede leaf bearing text to Plate I; twelve inserted wood-engraved plates on plate-paper, each preceded by a leaf of text; final leaf advertisements of ‘Works Illustrated by George Cruikshank, Published by James Robins and Co.'; quarter brown cloth, buff paper sides, cut flush, printed outside in black, the back wrapper advertising Part III. of Cruikshank's ‘Scraps and Sketches' as ‘Preparing for Publication'; white pastedowns; issued without free end-papers. Wrappers slightly worn and chipped at corners; a little light marginal dusting or fingering passim, and some light offsetting from plates onto facing blanks; a decent copy, nonetheless, in original state.

Cohn, 188. The first issue. Published at Two Shillings. There was also an India Proof issue at Four Shillings.

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CRUIKSHANK (George). [Cover title:] The Kensington Fine Art Association's Collection of Engravings and etchings Picture album. Published by The Kensington Fine Art Association, The Mall, Kensington, London, W. Price five shillings. N.D. [1883]. Horizontal f'cap folio, twenty leaves wire-stabbed, printed on one side of the paper only, the front wrapper bearing a design by Cruikshank; prelims. and end-papers not called for; buff wrappers, cut flush, printed outside in black. Wrappers frayed and chipped about the edges; first leaf slightly chipped at corner, not affecting printed area; a very little very light foxing; otherwise a nice copy.

Drawings executed between 1829 and 1833.

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CULINARY, HOUSEHOLD, and MEDICAL RECEIPTS. Victorian manuscript volume, f'cap 4to format, 146pp., plus three inserted sheets, one large folding, all but about 10pp. inscribed double column in a smallish, legible, hand, with culinary, household, and medical receipts, mostly having a chemical emphasis, and with a manuscript index provided for the whole. Old full vellum, marked.

Some headings taken at random: almond paste; artificial fruit essences (six different); egg julep; eucalyptus tooth-paste; pimple water; violet powder; phosphorous paste; gripe water; to colour billiard balls red; smelling salts; black enamel for leather; ginger wine essence; coca wina; cheap black ink; celery salt; poultry spice; flesh paint; black face paint; rainbow bubbles; custard powder; lemon squash powder; essence of coffee; sausage colouring; milk preservative; milk of roses. . . .

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DANA (R.H., Jun.). Two years Before the mast: Or, A Sailor's Life at Sea. G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, 1853. Sm.f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; pp.[viii]+280; rebound in puce buckram, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine. Nice copy.

Blanck, 4434, refers. Probably the second English edition, Moxon having advertised an edition in 1841. The present edition was issued, both as a yellowback and in cloth, in December 1852, and dated ahead. It includes, with editorial comment, an introduction reprinted from a review in ‘"The Nickerbocker," New York Monthly Magazine. The book was first published in America in 1840.

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DAVIDSON (John). A random Itinerary. London: Elkin Mathews And John Lane; Boston: Copeland & Day, 1894. F'cap 8vo; wood-engraved frontispiece by Laurence Housman; title-page printed in reddish brown; leaf blank on recto, bearing printer's device on recto, followed by integral advertisement leaf, and publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue at end, dated 1893; pale terra-cotta canvas blocked gilt on sides, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Cloth of spine worn and repaired; internally nice: as a reading copy.

One of an edition limited to 600 copies.

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DE KROYFT (Mrs. S.H.). A place in thy memory. New York: John F Trow, Printer and stereotyper, 50 Greene Street, 1868. Lge.12mo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; steel-engraved frontispiece (a view of the New York Institution for the Blind set amidst its lawns and trees) with tissue guard; pp.191+[i (blank)]; bevelled maroon sand-grain cloth, ruled blind on sides, blocked pictorially blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated red-chocolate. Contemporary inscription on front blank; otherwise a fine copy of a rather handsome book.

‘I had perfect sight. I was in one short month a bride, a widow, and blind'. Letters written to family and friends on the author's experiences of adjusting to her blindness, during the first year: here published by her own efforts on a subscription basis to provide the means of her support.

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DE LAMARTINE (A.). The Wanderer and his home. Being a continuation of "Memoirs of my youth." Simms and M'Intyre, Paternoster Row, 1851. F'cap 8vo; 4pp. inserted advertisements precede series/half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; vertically fine ribbed dark green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering, blind, on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered, gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated yellow. Slight wear to tail of spine; a little light dusting and marking; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume of ‘The Parlour Library'. Sadleir, 3755a/55. Published March 1st, 1851. Apparently the first English edition.

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DE QUINCEY (Thomas). [General/half-title:] De Quincey's Works Volume I [-XIV]. [Specific title-page:] Autobiographic sketches. [Autobiographic sketches: With Recollections of the lakes.; Miscellanies: Chiefly narrative.; Miscellanies.; Confessions Of an English opium-eater. To which is added The daughter of Lebanon, Forming part of "Suspira de Profundis." Now first carefully revised by the author, and greatly enlarged.; Sketches: Critical and biographic.; Studies On Secret records, Personal and historic. With other papers.; Essays Sceptical and anti-sceptical On Problems neglected or mis-conceived.; Leaders in literature With a notice of Traditional errors affecting them.; Classic records Reviewed or deciphered.; Critical suggestions On Style and rhetoric: With German tales And other narrative papers.; Speculations Literary and philosophic: With German tales And other narrative papers.; Speculations Literary and philosophic.; Letters to a young man Whose education has been neglected. And other Papers.] James Hogg & Sons, 1853 [1854; 1854; 1854; 1856; 1857; 1857; 1858; 1858; 1859; 1859; 1859; 1859; 1860]. General/half-title, and specific title-page in each volume; Note leaf at end of Volume X; Volume XIV with engraved portrait frontispiece, and General Index to all volumes at end; Edwardian half-calf, matching marbled sides and end-papers, silk markers; t.e.g., fore-edges to some volumes rough trimmed. Calf here and there a little rubbed and peeling; small marginal tear in one leaf (not approaching text), repaired with tissue; two or three leaves slightly dusty; in general an excellent set. 14 Vols., complete.

The definitive edition prepared by De Quincey himself in the years leading up to his death, and including much material here either first published or first collected, most of the rest being heavily corrected and revised. CBEL records the place of publication as Edinburgh; Hogg was an Edinburgh publisher, and De Quincey worked there, but the place of publication is given on the title-page of each volume as London. Because the volumes were issued separately over a period of years, whilst several of the volumes are not uncommonly found, complete sets such as this are today quite scarce.

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DE QUINCEY (Thomas). Miscellanies: Chiefly narrative * [Miscellanies * *]. Edinburgh: James Hogg. London: R. Groombridge & Sons, 1854. The Author of this work notifies that it is his intention to reserve the right of translating it. Series title precedes title-page in each volume; half-title not called for; pp.[vi]+346; [xvi]+355+[i (blank)]; Edwardian plum-coloured half pilished calf, ruled blind on sides, spine with five raised bands, elaborately ruled and tooled gilt on bands and in compartments, black lettering- and numbering- pieces, matching oil-marbled sides, edges, and end-papers. Calf a little rubbed or peeled on sides, but not seriously so; otherwise a virtually fine set.

Issued on first publication as part of the series ‘Selections Grave and gay, From Writings published and unpublished, By Thomas De Quincey', a fact stated only on the series titles. The first volume includes ‘The Spanish Military Nun'; ‘The Last Days of Immanuel Kant'; ‘System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse's Telescopes'; ‘Joan of Arc'; ‘The Casuistry of Roman Meals'; and ‘Modern Superstition'; the second volume: ‘On Murder, Considered as one of the Fine Arts'; ‘Revolt of the Tartars; or, Flight of the Kalmuck Khan and his People from the Russian Territories to the Frontiers of China'; ‘Dialogues of Three Templars on Political Economy, chiefly in Relation to the Principles of Mr Ricardo'; and ‘The English Mail-Coach' (three parts): most of the above being here first collected from periodicals (and reprinted here in revised and corrected form), but the following being here first published: the 6pp. ‘Postscript' to ‘The Spanish Military Nun'; the 7pp. ‘Postscript' to the ‘System of the Heavens'; and the 52pp. ‘Postscript' to ‘On Murder'. CBEL, III, p.648

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DE QUINCEY (Thomas). The Note book Of An English opium-eater. By Thomas De Quincey. Author of ‘Confessions of An English Opium Eater,' etc. etc. Boston [135, Washington Street,]: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Globe 8vo; binder's blank at front and back; integral blank before half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end, the second leaf being a single inset; brown vertically fine ribbed cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; pale yellow end-papers; publisher's inserted 8pp. catalogue dated June, 1855, bound in between front end-papers. Neat restoration to cloth at tail of spine; blanks and end-papers foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued separately as the XVIIIth volume of De Quincey's Writings published by Ticknor and Fields, a fact only discoverable from the advertisements. No equivalent English edition. Some of the articles may be here first collected.

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[DE QUINCEY (Thomas).]. Personal recollections Of Thomas De Quincey By John Ritchie Findlay. Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 1886. F'cap 8vo, gathered in half sheets; blank before half-title; frontispiece and one plate; small medallion portrait on title-page, printed on India paper and laid on; one folding facsimile of letter in De Quincey's holograph; blank at end; grey buckram, lettered gilt on front cover and spine, blocked on front cover with vignette of opium poppy gilt, and on back cover, gilt, with a pattern of poppy capsules; a.e. uncut. Light embrowning of plates, with slight offsetting; but virtually a fine copy.

Printed upon hand-made paper. A scarce volume, based upon notes made of conversations with De Quincey during the years 1852-59, with the addition of a few letters. All of the contents of the volume are here first published.

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DE QUINCEY (Thomas). [General title:] The posthumous works Of Thomas De Quincey. Edited from the original [author's] mss., With introductions and notes. By Alexander H. Japp, Volume I. [II.] William Heinemann, 1891 [1893]. [Specific title:] Suspiria de profundis. With Other Essays, Critical, historical, biographical, Philosophical, imaginative And humorous, By Thomas De Quincey. William Heinemann, 1891. [Conversation and Coleridge With Other Essays Critical, historical, biographical, Philosophical, imaginative And humorous By Thomas De Quincey. William Heinemann, 1893.] Facing general and specific titles in each volume, the general title on verso of half-title; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume II; rose-pink buckram, blocked with author's signature blind on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spines slightly faded; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice set. Uncommon.



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de VERE (Aubrey). Recollections of Aubrey de Vere. Edward Arnold, New York, 70 Fifth Avenue / London, 37 Bedford Street, 1897. Demy 8vo; photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; printer's imprint leaf, blank on recto, follows final leaf of text; pp.[viii]+374+[ii]; publisher's inserted 32pp. catalogue, dated October, 1897, at end; light bottle-green fine-diaper cloth, ruled and blocked blind on front cover, gilt on spine, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated greenish black. Barely visible restoration to extreme headband, but virtually a fine copy. In our experience a scarce title.

Includes first hand recollections of Wordsworth (including a long letter, apparently here first printed), Gerald Griffin, Cardinal Newman, Cardinal Manning, some thity-five pages recounting travels in Europe in the company of Sir Henry Taylor and his wife in 1843-44, etc., as well as commentaries on some of de Vere's own poems.

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[DICKENSIANA. ANONYMOUS.]. The Companion to ‘Sketches of Young Ladies.' Characteristic Sketches Of Young gentlemen. By "Quiz," Junior. The whole interspersed with various Friendly hints and useful suggestions. London: Published for the author, by William Kidd, 7, Tavistock Street, Covent-Garden, N.D. [1838]. Sm. f'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece, signed ‘R.S.', on text-paper, precedes vignette title-page; one wood-engraving in text; index-leaf (blank on verso), followed by 2pp. integral advertisements, included in the pagination, and 8pp. inserted publisher's catalogue on thinner paper; lge.12mo leaf F. de Porquet and Cooper advertisements, blank on verso, folded in half laterally and tipped into centre fold of catalogue; pp.72 (including frontispiece and integral advertisements); puce cloth ribbon embossed with a design of fronds, pale green oblong-octagonal paper label printed in black on front cover; end-papers coated pale yellow. Neat, almost invisible restoration to cloth at lower edge of front joint; paper label chipped along one edge, affecting printed border; one fox-spot affecting upper margin of first few leaves, a few other leaves passim lightly foxed, and inserted catalogue foxed; otherwise a nice copy of a very uncommon title, distinctly scarce in the original cloth.

In 1837 Chapman & Hall issued a volume entitled ‘Sketches of Young Ladies' by "Quiz", the authorship of which has variously been ascribed to one of the Mayhew brothers and to Edward Caswell. In January 1838 Dickens began writing a companion volume, which was published anonymously in late January or early February as ‘Sketches of Young Gentleman. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With Six Illustrations. By "Phiz".' The present rival volume, by "Quiz, Junior", was published in February 1838 - at ‘Two Shillings and Sixpence', according to the label, against the Three Shillings of the Dickens volume. One speculates whether the ascription of the original "Quiz" volume to both Mayhew and Caswell might not have involved some confusion with the present volume - which is almost unknown. - Could this in fact have been the Caswell volume? The illustrations, at any rate are certainly by Robert Seymour, who did a good deal of other work for Kidd.

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[DICKENSIANA]. Programme Of the Charles Dickens Bazaar In aid of the Fund for the restoration Of St. Peter's Church, Saffron Hill, At the Holborn town hall, On Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, June 27th, 28th, & 29th, 1888. To be Opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Battenburg (Princess Beatrice). Interleaved throughout the text portions of the volume with sheets of plate-paper and thick tissue; stitched at the top edges; pink wrappers printed violet on sides; a.e.g. Wrappers very slightly torn, otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce.

The volume includes sixteen full-page plates lithographically reproduced from the original editions of Dickens's works, one printed tissue giving a layout diagram of the Bazaar, sixteen additional illustrations of characters from Dickens by Kenny Meadows, Leech, etc. printed within typographical frames (two of these being on the wrappers), 17pp. text by or relating to Dickens, 20pp. devoted to advertisements or Bazaar business, and a final page, blank.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Poetical tit bits; Or leaves from Momus's day book. By Moncrief, [sic] Pierce Egan, Dibdin, &c. Illustrated by Forty humourous [sic] engravings, By Robert Cruikshank. J. Chidley, Aldersgate Street, 1840. Five works in one volume, as under, bound up together with an added wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette general title-page by Robert Cruikshank: Old booty! A serio-comic Sailor's tale. By W.T. Moncrieff, Esq., Author of the Dramas, "The Devil's Walk," "Monsieur Tonson," "Monsieur Mallet," "Poems," &c. &c. Illustrated by Six spirited Engravings on Wood, From designs by Robert Cruikshank. William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1830. 12mo in half sheets; half-title not called for; frontispiece, three plates, and two illustrations on text-paper; a.e. uncut. BOUND WITH: [DICKENS (Charles).]. Sunday Under three heads. As it is; As sabbath bills would make it; As it might be made. By Timothy Sparks. Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1836. F'cap 8vo; half-title present; engraved frontispiece, conjugate vignette title-page (bearing three engravings), and two plates, all by H.K. Browne; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. BOUND WITH: Matthews's comic annual; Or the Snuff-box And the Leetel bird: An original humourous [sic] poem, By Pierce Egan, Author of "Life in London," &c. With eight original designs by Robert Cruikshank, Engraved by M.U. Sears. Alfred Miller, 137, Oxford Street; Constable, Edinburgh; Griffin, Glasgow; and Milleken, Dublin, 1831. F'cap 8vo; vignette title-page, six plates, and engraved tailpiece; half-title not called for, the title-page apparently serving originally as front wrapper; the back wrapper (final blank or advertisement leaf) not present, and certainly not called for in this issue; a.e. uncut. BOUND WITH: Margate: A humorous poem. By the author of "Brighton." Illustrated by Nine Engravings on Wood, From Designs by Robert Cruikshank. William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1831. 12mo, in half-sheets; frontispiece, vignette title-page, six full-page engravings, unbacked, and tailpiece, all on text-paper; half-title not called for; a.e. uncut. BOUND WITH: The High-mettled racer. By the late Charles Dibdin. To which are added Many interesting anecdotes of the race-horse. Illustrated by Ten First-rate Engravings on Wood, By G.W. Bonner. From designs by Robert Cruikshank. William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1831. 12mo, in half-sheets; frontispiece, vignette title-page, five full-page engravings, unbacked, historiated initial letter, and two tail-pieces, all on text-paper; half-title not called for; a.e. uncut. Publisher's puce fine morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, pictorially blocked and lettered gilt on spine with the figure of a sandwich-board boy, the text of his advertisement being the title and price: ‘POETICAL / TIT BITS / BY / MONCRIEF &c / 2/6'. Recased, with the original back-strip laid on, the end-papers renewed with pale yellow coated paper, presumably in imitation of the originals; some foxing and light dusting of text, the Dickens piece in general nice, the last piece somewhat badly opened; over all, however, a generally good copy of a very rare collection.

Evidently made up by Chidley from miscellaneous purchases of remainder sheets of the several booklets, all of which were originally issued in wrappers - the publisher remaining in ignorance of the fact that he had acquired an early pseudonymous work by the renowned Charles Dickens amongst his purchases, and not even bothering to mention it in the general title! This genuine first edition of ‘Sunday under Three Heads' is often considered to be among the rarest of all of Dickens' works (v., for example, Sawyer and Darton, II, p.280), and the present remainder issue, in cloth, appears to be entirely unrecorded.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of every-day life, And every-day people. The second edition. In two volumes. London: John Macrone, St. James's Square, 1836. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not called for; engraved frontispiece and seven plates in each volume by George Cruikshank; leaf, probably blank, excised at end of volume two; pp.viii (pp.iii-vi being paged [i], ii, iii, and iv, p.viii being paged viii)+348; [iv]+342+[ii (a stub)]; green fine-morocco cloth embossed with arabesque frame of leaves and tendrils and central panel pressed out with moiré diagonal very fine-ribs, spine embossed blind, blocked and lettered gilt; a.e. uncut; end-papers glazed yellow. A little scattered light foxing or marking, and top edges of most plates embrowned; name-stamp erased from blank upper portion of each title-page leaving slight thinning (scarcely noticeable in volume one); otherwise a nice, crisp, copy of a handsome book

Includes a new two page Preface in addition to the Preface to the First Edition. Cruikshank's name was dropped from the title-page of this edition. The prelims of each volume are printed on paper that is slightly thicker than that of the text. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.81, 101, 142, 173, 228, 259, and 329 in volume one, and 40, 140, 146, 164, 206, 235, and 334 in volume two: and are here so bound in. Eckel, p.13. This copy has a misprint ‘oneit' for ‘one it' at l.9 on p.[iii]: state or issue significance, if any, not determined.

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DICKENS (Charles).]. [Cover title:] Price Plain 1/-, Coloured 2/- Illustrating Nos. 17 & 18) Part 9. Pictures picked From the Pickwick papers By Alfred Crowquill. Pub: by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, Standidge & Cos. Lithography. N.D. [Plates dated June 1st 1837]. Med.8vo, one gathering, plate paper, printed on one side only, stabbed and sewn; pale yellow thin paper wrappers, printed on front with a design by Crowquill in black; a.e. uncut. Wrappers a little frayed and creased; extreme margins of plates dusty, and a very little foxing; nonetheless, a nice copy.

One part only, but rare in the original state. The plates in this copy are uncoloured.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Memoirs Of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." With illustrations by George Cruikshank. In two volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1838. Lge.12mo; bound up without the half-titles or the inserted catalogue; list of Embellishments bound in before p.1 of volume 1; frontispiece in each volume, with tissue guard; six other plates in volume one, five in volume two; modern half morocco, matching marbled sides and end-papers; a.e.g. Text and plates fine, but a binding copy.

The first issue, ‘The Last Song' plate being in the first state, without the added border, and first state of text, the page number for the plate to face p.182 in volume one on the list of Embellishments being misprinted in this copy as 128. Plumtre Johnson, p.242; Eckel, pp.140-2; Gimbel, B64; Cohn, 237.

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-day life and every-day people. With forty illustrations By George Cruikshank. New edition, complete. London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1839. Demy 8vo, bound up from the parts without the half-title or the final blank (the latter being generally absent even from the wrappered parts); etched vignette title precedes letterpress title; thirty-six etched plates (ex thirty-nine); pp.[iii]-viii+526; contemporary half black roan, spine with five raised bands, ruled blind and gilt, tooled and lettered gilt, horizontally fine-ribbed puce cloth sides; matching oil-marbled end-papers and edges. Binding very slightly rubbed, and marbling to edges largely faded; plates severely embrowned at edges, and somewhat foxed; two with tissued repair to verso; some marginal fingering and light dusting to text passim; a good copy only. Scarce.

The first 8vo and first one volume edition: bound from the parts. Includes a new introduction by Dickens, headed ‘Advertisement'. The engravings are in the first state except for those to face pp.142 and 153, with the Chapman and Hall imprint present on all other plates from p.120 onwards (it was removed in later issues); and with the first state of text: pp.83 and 515 having the pagination correct, and with the misprint ‘reeledbefore' present at l.18 on p.526. With the exception of ‘The Free and Easy', which was discarded, all the plates from the original issues of the ‘Sketches' were here reproduced in an enlarged form, with the addition of the two extra plates from the Second Edition of the Second Series, and thirteen new plates. The engraved title-page shows Dickens and Cruikshank going up in a balloon, whilst another of the added plates, ‘Public Dinners' is drawn to represent Chapman and Hall as well as Dickens and Cruikshank. The plates lacking from the present copy are those to face p.297 (‘The Boarding House'), p.379 (‘Horatio Sparkins'), and p.479 (‘The Lock-up House'). Eckel, pp.14-15

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. Tarlton's jests, And News out of purgatory; With notes, And Some account of the life of Tarleton, By James Orchard Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S. Printed for the Shakespeare Society, 1844. Demy 8vo; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and one illustration on text-paper; pp.[xlviii]+136; vertically ribbed puce cloth, blocked blind on sides, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed. Neatly rebacked, preserving only a small portion of the backstrip; otherwise a very nice copy.

From the library of Charles Dickens, with the small ‘Gadshill Place, June, 1870' memorial booklabel on the front paste-down. At the time when this volume was published, Dickens was a member of the Council of the Shakespeare Society.

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DICKENS (Charles). Pictures from Italy. The Vignette Illustrations on Wood by Samuel Palmer. Published for the author, By Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, 1846. F'cap 8vo; advertisement leaf precedes half-title; vignette title-page, and three hand-coloured vignettes in the text; 2pp. integral advertisements at end; horizontally ribbed blue cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough-trimmed; end-papers coated pale yellow. A nice copy.

The second binding, the first being of fine-diaper cloth of a somewhat darker hue, and differently blocked; and also the second published state of text: without a comma after ‘wood' on the title-page. In this copy the drop-head on the first page of text is wholly in Black Letter, and the first page of the terminal advertisements advertises the ‘Twelfth Edition' of ‘The Chimes', the ‘Tenth Edition' of ‘A Christmas Carol' and the ‘Twentieth Edition' of ‘The Cricket on the Hearth', as usual. This continued to be the case with the avowed ‘Second Edition'.

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[DICKENS (Charles)]. Facts & figures From Italy. By Don Jeremy Savonarola, Benedictine Monk [i.e., Francis Sylvester Mahoney, ‘Father Prout'], Addressed during the last two winters to Charles Dickens, Esq., Being an appendix to his "Pictures." Richard Bentley, 1847. Half-title not called for; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; vertically-ribbed old-cream cloth blocked and lettered blind on sides, blocked black, lettered old-cream-through-black on front cover, ruled blind, lettered gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; cream coated end-papers. Spine slightly darkened, and head- and tail- bands chipped away; split at foot of front joint; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

With the bookplate of [Comte] Alain de Suzannet on the front paste-down. Includes a brief introductory ‘Notice' by Dickens, who seems to have commissioned the letters when he was editor of the ‘Daily News', the paper in which his own ‘Pictures from Italy' first appeared. Suzannet sale Catalogue, E43, but listing a different copy.

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DICKENS (Charles). [Cover title:] A Curious Dance Round a curious tree, By Charles Dickens. [On last page of text:] The General Committee [of St. Luke's Hospital]. Henry Francis Shaw Lefevre, Esq., Treasurer, 6, Warneford Court, Throgmorton Street, [London,] E.C. N.D. [1860]. Sm.cr.8vo, pp.20, sewn as a single gathering, tipped into pale pink wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper and inside back wrapper in black; prelims. not called for; issued without end-papers; extra-illustrated with a fine copper-engraving of St. Luke's Hospital by Sands after a drawing by Shepherd, published by John Harris, St. Paul's Church-Yard in July 1815, loosely laid in. Insignificant marking of wrappers; faint vertical fold throughout, suggesting original transmission through the post; otherwise a fine copy. TOGETHER WITH three leaves from: [Drop head:] Houshold Words. A weekly journal Conducted by Charles Dickens. No.95. Saturday, January 17, 1852, containing the original publication of ‘A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree', and bearing on the second leaf the ‘Houshold Words' revenue stamp in red. The two items:

Eckel, p.190: the second issue (pink wrappers rather than purple, with a comma rather than a full-stop after ‘tree', and the last paragraph on p.19 reset in bold type.

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DICKENS (Charles). [Cover title:] Speech Of Charles Dickens, Esq., Delivered at the meeting of the Administrative Reform Association, At the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wednesday, June 27, 1855. London: Effingham Wilson, 11, Royal Exchange, 1855. Price Twopence. Lge.post 8vo in half-sheets, 12pp. sewn as a single gathering (the second leaf signed ‘B'); half-title not called for; final page blank; pp.[12]; issued without wrappers. Lightly embrowned throughout; first and last page a little dusty; small chip to blank upper fore-corners and insignificant tear to outer portion of blank fore-margin running throughout; small chip to blank upper inner corner of first leaf; otherwise a nice copy. Scarce.

Eckel. p.235: the correct first issue (with the Effingham Wilson imprint rather than that of M.S. Rickerby), and the first state of text (with the misprint ‘thundred' for ‘hundred' at l.6 on p.[3]).

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[DICKENS (Charles).]. The wolf At the church door. Reprinted by Permission of Charles Dickens, Esq., From No.84 of "All the Year Round." London: Printed by W.S. Johnson, Nassau Press, 60, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, 1861. One half-sheet, 12mo, on antique-toned paper, sewn, tipped into horizontally grained fine-straight-morocco-textured wrappers, cut flush, printed on the front wrapper in gilt; half-title not called for; pp.11+[i (blank)]; end-papers coated yellow. Small crease to top fore-corners of wrappers, and wrappers just a trifle rubbed, particularly on point of fold; otherwise nice.

An article reprinted from No. 84 of ‘All the Year Round' December 1st 1860. The publisher Johnson had at least a tenuous connection with Dickens having been chosen to publish the ‘authorised' version of the dramatisation of ‘The Cricket on the Hearth' in 1845. Not in NSTC the London Library Catalogue nor mentioned by CBEL or any of the Dickens' bibliographies this pamphlet would appear to be entirely unrecorded. The present example may possibly be unique.

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DICKENS (Charles). [Cover title:] August 1877. The works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. Pp.1 - 2 of ‘The Uncommercial Traveller' followed by prelims. and last page of ‘Dombey and Son' [which preceded it], then pp.3 - 52 of ‘The Uncommercial Traveller'. TOGETHER WITH: [Cover title:] September 1877. The works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. pp.53 - 132 of ‘The Uncommercial Traveller'. TOGETHER WITH: [Cover title:] October 1877. The works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. Double cr.8vo, printed in double column; pp.133 - 170 of ‘The Uncommercial Traveller', followed by prelims. to ‘The Uncommercial Traveller', followed by pp.1 - 18 of ‘A Christmas Carol'. Three parts, double cr.8vo, printed in double column; two inserted wood-engraved plates and twenty-four illustrations in the text by E.G. Dalziel; pale blue-green wrappers, printed in black, the inside and back wrappers bearing commercial advertisements; a.e uncut; enclosed in a loose card folder lettered on front panel in ink. Wrappers insignificantlly chipped on spines; otherwise fine.

‘The Uncommercial Traveller' complete, appearing in Parts 74, 75, and 76 of The Household Edition, each part published at 6d.

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