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.

FULLERTON (Lady Georgiana). The life of Mother Duchesne, Religious of The Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, And foundress of The first houses of that society in America. By the Abbe Baunard, Honorary Canon of Orleans. Translated by Lady Georgiana Fullerton. No place, no publisher [on verso of half-title: Roehampton: Printed by James Stanley], 1879. Post 8vo; blank at end; pp.xxxvi+409+[iii]; large folding facsimile letter bound in between pp.76-77, large folding map between pp.144-5; bevelled diagonally fine ribbed dark red cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers coated dull chocolate. Spine very slightly faded; end-papers, prelims. and blank slightly foxed; othereise a fine copy.

Includes a lengthy Introduction by Lady Fullerton. A privately printed title not in the CBEL listings. For a potted biography of this leading Roman Catholic convert v. Sadleir, XIX Century Fiction, I, p.135.

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FURNISS (Harry). Royal Academy antics. With more than sixty illustrations. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1890. Roy.8vo; frontispiece and numerous illustrations on text-paper; advertisement on verso of last leaf; pp.[xii (including frontispiece)]+111+[i]; 4pp. publisher's inserted advertisements at end; quarter chocolate buckram, buff boards printed in chocolate. Boards very slightly darkened at edges; otherwise a fine copy.

From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their book-label on the front pastedown. A plea for the reform of the Royal Academy, amusingly illustrated. Published in the same year as Furniss's celebrated spoof ‘Royal Academy Exhibition', held at the Gainsborough Gallery.

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GALT (John). The Bachelor's wife; A selection of Curious and interesting extracts, With Cursory observations. By John Galt, Esq. Edinburgh: Published by Oliver & Boyd, Tweeddale-court, And G. & W.B. Whittaker, London, 1824. Post 8vo; half-title not present, probably lacking; pp.[i]-iv+vii-[viii]+ [v]-[viii]+444; full fawn calf, gilt, matching marbled edges and end-papers. Spine label lacking, and calf rubbed slightly over joints; prelims. and last leaf foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Despite the amazing pagination of the prelims., nothing is lacking, apart, possibly, from a half-title. This is not allowed for in the pagination of the first section of the prelims., which, however, consists of three leaves, in any case erratically paginated. We hypothesise that the second section of the prelims. (two leaves) may have been printed conjugate with the final gathering of text. The prelims. are entirely without signature marks, which, under the circumstances, is unhelpful!.

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GARNETT (Richard, LL.D.). Life Of Thomas Carlyle. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1887. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, sewn; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.186+xxviii+[10]; slate blue fine buckram, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. A fine copy.

Issued as the eighth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 28pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted an ‘all edition' listing of the works, including letters, etc., published in periodicals, and books by other authors relating to Carlyle. The correct first issue, the integral advertisements listing this volume as ‘Ready July 25' ‘To be followed on August 25th by Life of Adam Smith by R.B. Haldane, M.P.'.

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GARNETT (Richard). Life Of Thomas Carlyle. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, 1887. F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; diagonally fine ribbed very dark blue green cloth, lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Slight wear to head of spine; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 28pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted an ‘all edition' listing of the works, including letters, etc., published in periodicals, and books by other authors relating to Carlyle. Later issue, the advertisements including reviews of this volume.

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GARNETT (Richard, LL.D.). Life Of John Milton. London, Walter Scott, 24, Warwick Lane, 1890. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, sewn; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.205+[i (blank)]+xxxix+[i (blank)]+[10]; diagonally fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut. Corner of front pastedown slightly chipped - probably by removal of bookseller's label; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 39pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted an ‘all edition' listing of the works, including books by other authors relating to Milton, with criticism and reviews, etc., published in periodicals. One of at least three binding variants, some copies being issued wire-stitched, and some of those having the fore-edges rough trimmed. The series advertisements do not mention this volume.

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GARNETT (Richard, LL.D.). Life Of John Milton. London, Walter Scott, 24, Warwick Lane, 1890. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.205+[i (blank)]+xxxix+[i (blank)]+[10]; diagonally fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth lettered gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; pink silk marker. Inscription on half-title (v. note); otherwise a very nice copy.

The half-title bears the ownership inscription ‘John P. Anderson / Manchester / 1890', the recto of the back free end-paper a pencilled note. Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 39pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted an ‘all edition' listing of the works, including books by other authors relating to Milton, with criticism and reviews, etc., published in periodicals. One of at least three binding variants, some copies being issued sewn and with the fore-edges uncut, as have also some of the wire-stitched copies. Every other copy of the book that we have seen has been without the marker, which in view of the provenance may here have been added specially. The series advertisements do not mention this volume.

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GARNETT (Richard, LL.D.). Life Of John Milton. London, Walter Scott, 24, Warwick Lane, 1890. (All rights reserved.) F'cap 8vo, wire-stitched; 10pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.205+[i (blank)]+xxxix+[i (blank)]+[10]; diagonally fine ribbed very dark blue-green cloth lettered gilt on spine; top- and lower- edges uncut, fore-edges mainly trimmed. Minute corner of front board chipped; end-papers a little foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as the twenty-sixth volume in the ‘Great Writers' series, edited by Prof. Eric S. Robertson. Included at the end is a 39pp. Bibliography by John P. Anderson of the British Museum, in which is attempted an ‘all edition' listing of the works, including books by other authors relating to Milton, with criticism and reviews, etc., published in periodicals. One of at least three binding variants, some copies being issued sewn and with the fore-edges uncut, as have also some of the wire-stitched copies. The series advertisements do not mention this volume.

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GARNETT (Richard, LL.D.). William Blake: Painter and poet. Seeley and Co. Limited, Essex Street, Strand, 1895. Imp.8vo; half-title not called for; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, four plates on tinted paper, two printed in brown, and two in dark blue, and two plates printed in full colour, with tissue guards loosely laid in; numerous illustrations on text-paper, some full-page; 4pp. publisher's advertisements printed in blue on blue paper, at end; blue paper wrappers, printed in blue; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Wrappers slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, and a trifle frayed at fore-margins; frontispiece lightly foxed; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued in October, 1895 as No.22 of The Portfolio Monographs.

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GASKELL (E.C.). The life Of Charlotte Bronte, Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c. In two volumes. Smith, Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1857. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-title and frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; engraved facsimile in volume one; modern blue cloth. One or two gatherings a trifle proud, but without looseness; tissues lightly foxed, with slight offsetting onto plates; otherwise a fine copy, probably washed.

Sadleir, 928; Parrish, p.64.

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[GASKELL (Mrs.).]. Mrs. Gaskell And Knutsford By Rev. George A. Payne. Manchester, Clarkson & Griffiths, Ltd., 160, 162, & 164 Deansgate; London, Gay & Bird, 22 Bedford Street, N.D. [1900]. Sm.cr.8vo; half-tone portrait frontispiece, and nine plates in half-tone or line; one illustration in text; final blank; pp.[xii]+[118]+[ii]; deep scarlet small-patterned cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; end-papers faced dark caramel. Slight damp-spotting of sides, but a very nice copy. Scarce.

Includes a two page Introduction by ‘Edna Lyall'. The author's object has been to "give as much information as possible about Mrs. Gaskell." The author was a clergyman in Knutsford, and well placed to deal with local detail.

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GAUTIER (Theophile). Wanderings in Spain. With numerous Engravings. Ingram Cooke, and Co., [227, Strand,] 1853. Half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and conjugate vignette title-page; letterpress title-page; five plates (probably ex six), and numerous illustrations in the text; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; light olive green ripple grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on spine; end-papers coated yellow. Spine a little chipped at headband, and cracking slightly over joints; shaken; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as Volume XXIX of The National Illustrated Library, this being the latest volume recorded in the advertisements. The first edition in English. The list of Illustrations does not differentiate between plates and illustrations in the text, but the illustration listed for p.41 is not present, and though there is no sign of loss it should presumably be a plate. The plates face pp.30, [?41], 118, 182, 185, and 270. Though the imprint on both the title-page and the advertisements is that of Ingram, Cooke, and Co., the spine bears the imprint of Jarrold & Sons, possibly marking this out as a later or remainder issue.

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GILBERT (William). Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara. A Biography. Illustrated by rare and unpublished documents. In two volumes. Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1869. 2 Vols.; engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; 16pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end of volume two; rich brown patterned sand grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked, ruled, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated very dark green. Signature on upper margin of title-page in volume one, removed from that of volume two, leaving slight thinning; otherwise very nice.

By the father of W.S. Gilbert. William Gilbert is chiefly remembered now for ‘Shirley Hall Asylum' and other books concerned with the insane. The present title is not among those listed in the Sadleir collection.

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GILBERT (William). A.L.S., thirty-five words, from 14 Pembridge Gardens, W., 2 Feby. 1872, to Mrs. Spender, regretting that he is unable to accept her invitation her because on the day suggested he is "engaged to dine with the reputed sire of ‘Ginx's Baby'". One leaf, sm.8vo, faintly folded in three and lightly foxed.

William Gilbert, 1804 - 1890, author of ‘Shirley Hall Asylum', De Profundis: a tale of the social deposits', ‘The Magic Mirror', ‘The Wizard of the Mountain', etc., (v. Sadleir, XIX Fiction, I., pp.141 - 2, and Wolff, II, pp.116 - 7), and the father of Sir William Schwenck Gilbert of ‘Gilbert and Sullivan' fame. The author of ‘Ginx's Baby', which was published in 1870, was the reformist M.P. John Edward Jenkins (v. Sadleir, op.cit., I., p.191, and Wolff, pp.277 - 9).

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[GILBERT (W.S.) and SULLIVAN (Sir Arthur).]. The Gilbert & Sullivan Birthday Souvenir. Arranged and Compiled by Kitty Lofting. Being musical and vocal selections for every day in the Year, from the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, by special Permission of W.S. Gilbert, Esq., and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Contains The Autographs Of the Author, Composer, Artistes, and Manager of The Savoy Opera. / Published With permission of Messrs. Chappell & Co. Saxon & Co., 23, Bouverie Street, E.C., N.D. [1895]. Demy 16mo in half sheets; blank before half-title, blank at end; title-page printed in brown and blue, otherwise printed in brown throughout; 256pp., unpaginated; light green linen blocked dark green and reddish brown, lettered reddish brown, on front cover, lettered dark green on spine, the spine bearing the imprint ‘RUSSELL & CO'. Slight marking of covers; a few names written in on the birthday memmo pages; otherwise a nice copy.

Searle, 95. Contains musical as well as vocal selections.

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GISSING (George). Charles Dickens. A Critical Study. Blackie & Son, Limited, London: 50 Old Bailey, E.C., Glasgow and Dublin, 1898. Pp.244; inserted leaf of series advertisements precedes half-title page; cerise buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Spine slightly dull; advertisement leaf, and last two leaves foxed; end-papers embrowned; otherwise very nice.

Issued as the fourth volume in ‘The Victorian Era Series'. First issue, the inserted advertisement leaf listing four titles in the Series as published and eight in preparation: J. Holland Rose is mentioned as General Editor. Collie, XIXa, not mentioning issue variants; Coustillas ‘Checklist', 317. Collie calls the cloth colour ‘maroon' (which it never is); Coustillas ‘dark red' (which doesn't really suggest its pinkish tinge).

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GLADSTONE (William Ewart). Juventus mundi. The gods and men Of the heroic age. Macmillan and Co., 1869. Half-title and vignette title-page on plate paper, with tissue guard; folding coloured map; brown patterned sand grain cloth blocked with publisher's monogram device blind on back cover, blocked gilt on front cover and spine, lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. Covers slightly used; end-papers slightly cracking; some neat marginal notes, mostly in pencil; a very good copy, nonetheless.



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GLADSTONE (The Right Hon. W.E., M.P.). Homer. Reprinted from Chambers's Encyclopædia New Edition. 1890, For Private Circulation. One half sheet Imp.16mo; half-title not called for; pp.15+[i (blank)]; browny grey wrappers, cut flush, printed on front wrapper in black. Unobtrusive ink press-mark on lower corner of front wrapper; slight paste marking of back wrapper, where the leaflet has at some point been mounted; light rubber stamps of St. Deiniols Library, Hawarden (Gladstone's home) on blank margin of first and last leaf of text; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.

An offprint.

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GLADSTONE (The Right Hon. W.E.). Studies Subsidiary to the works Of Bishop Butler. Oxford, At The Clarendon Press, 1896. Imprint leaf at end; cerise buckram, ruled, blocked with publisher's device, and lettered, gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Spine a trifle dull and faded; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

The verso of the half-title bears the subsidiary imprint: London, Henry Froude, Oxford University Press Warehouse, Amen Corner, E.C.

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GLADSTONE (The Rt. Hon. W.E.). Pamphlets By the rt. hon. W.E. Gladstone. John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., N.D. [but between 1898 and 1907]. Lge.post 8vo; half-title not called for, the title-page being a single inset leaf; pp.16+58+80+xii+[131]-190 +8; mottled light and dark turquoise rough buckram lettered gilt up spine; original unprinted buff dustwrapper. Fine copy in slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Rare, in any state.

One of an apparently small number of copies made up by Murrays, probably for family use, from left-over sheets of pamphlets issued by them between 1875 and 1897, complete with all the original prelims. as called for, but without the wrappers, some of the pamphlets showing their origin by stab-holes. The front paste-down bears a small printed label signed from Hawarden Castle, April, 1907, and reading: "This work is presented to this Institution with the compliments of Mr. Gladstone's Trustees." The dust-wrapper of the present copy, which was purchased from a family source, bears the title and author's name in pencil up the spine, whilst the front panel has written on it in three places ‘No 2'. Not in CBEL, the London or British Library Catalogues. The pamphlets included in the volume are: ‘The Eastern crisis. A letter To The Duke of Westminster, K.G.' [1897]; ‘The Irish question. I.- history of an idea. II.- lessons of the election.' 1886; ‘Lessons in massacre; Or, The conduct of the Turkish government In and about Bulgaria Since May, 1876. Chiefly from the papers presented by command.' 1877; ‘Rome And The newest fashions in religion. Three tracts. The Vatican decrees. - Vaticanism. - Speeches of the Pope. Collected edition, with a preface.' 1875 [but including in fact only the Preface and the third tract]; and ‘Female suffrage. A letter From The right hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. To Samuel Smith, M.P.' 1892.

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[GLASCOCK (Capt. William Nugent).]. Naval sketch book: Or, the Service Afloat and ashore; With Characteristic reminiscences, fragments, And opinions. By the author of "Tales of a Tar." Second series. In two volumes. London: Printed for Whittaker & Co., Ave Maria Lane, 1834. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; half-titles not present; fly-title precedes start of text in each volume; Erratum on verso of Contents in volume two; pp.[iii] - viii+293+[i]; [iv]+288; contemporary half black polished calf, spine ruled and numbered gilt, brown lettering-piece, marbled sides, burnished edges. Very slight rubbing to calf at extreme head and tail of spines, and points; otherwise a nice copy in a pleasant period binding.

Evidently written to be read by brother seamen, these volumes include a mixture of fiction (much of it largely in dialogue form), essays, poetry, etc., concerned, very authentically, with naval themes. Fiction includes a novelette, ‘The Chase', an account of the disastrous pursuit of a Frence schooner, based on fact; ‘Dialigues of the Deck: "The March o'Mind; or, Intellect Afloat", "Jack in Parliament", "Jack the Giant", "Jack at Opporto", etc; essays: ‘Impressmennt of Seamen', ‘Original of the Shipwreck in Don Juan' (which, reprinted from the "United Services Journal" in 1829, identified for the first time Byrons sources), ‘Strictures on Smollett', ‘A New System of Signals', ‘Twenty-eight-gun Ships and Ten-gun Brigs', etc. In addition to the recorded Erratum, the following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance undetermined): in volume one, p.28, l.8, hyphen lacking at end of line; p.36, ‘favored' for ‘favoured'; p.184, l.6, ‘l' of ‘lock' defective; p.236, last line, ‘t' dropped at start of line; p.269, l.2 of note, ‘a' lacking at start of line; in volume two, p.74, l.11, ‘bockin'' for ‘backin''; p.124, l.11, superscript figure ‘1' for ‘2'; and p.224, l.17, ‘be' battered in ‘been'.

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GLEIG (Rev. G.R., M.A., M.R.S.L., &c.). The History Of The British empire In India. By the Rev. G.R. Gleig, M.A. [sic: comma present in volumes II, III, and IV] M.R.S.L. [sic: comma present in volumes II, III, and IV] &c. Three volumes [so volume one; others read: Four volumes]. John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830 [so volume one; others read: 1835]. 4 Vols., sm.f'cap 8vo; half-titles not called for in volumes one and two, not present and probably lacking in volumes three and four; steel-engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume; five plates, and a large folding engraved map in volume one; pp.viii+365+[i (printer's imprint)]; [viii]+354; [iii]-viii+328; [iii]-viii+324; early green half-calf, tooled blind on sides, spines with five raised bands, ruled and lettered gilt, boards stippled green; a.e. sprinkled blue. Slight rubbing of calf; otherwise a very nice copy.

Volume two was published late in 1834 and dated ahead, volumes one, three and four as dated. The correct first printing of the last two volumes, the last leaf of the Contents in volume four bearing at the foot a note that the numbering of the Chapters in volumes three and four has been wrongly printed: it has indeed! A scarce Gleig title. CBEL, III, p.396.

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GOLDSMITH (Oliver). A History Of The earth And Animated nature. With an introductory view of the animal kingdom by Baron Cuvier; Copious notes of discoveries in natural history; And a Life of the Author; By Washington Irving. A. Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh, N.D. [1856]. Super roy.8vo; TRAVELLER'S SAMPLE including portrait frontispiece engraved on steel, hand-coloured elaborate engraved vignette title-pages to both the intended volumes and twenty hand-coloured plates, all with tissue guards, prelims. to volume one, including letterpress title-page (quoted above), 24pp. text, and 8pp. subscription order forms interleaved with tissue (these unused); bubble-grain green cloth, ruled, blocked, and embossed with lettering blind on back cover, ruled and blocked blind, blocked gilt, lettered green through gilt on front cover, ruled blind on spine, stamped SPECIMEN gilt on front, blind on back, board; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Generally nice copy.

The work was issued by Fullarton as two volumes in parts in 1848, the sheets being re-issued in 1856-7 in two bound volumes, with Cuvier's introduction split into sections and scattered through. Traveller's sample's of this vintage are scarce.

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GORE (Mrs.). Paris In 1841. With twenty-one highly-finished engravings, From original drawings, By Thomas Allom, Esq. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. Sm.roy.8vo; binder's blank at front; binder's blank, preceded by integral blank, at end; half-title not called for; fine steel engraved frontispiece and vignette title with tissue guard precede letterpress title; four plates, with tissue guards; other illustrations in text, with small tissue guards, on leaves of plate-paper printed also with letterpress and included in the pagination; pp.[viii]+268+[ii]; light apple-green fine morocco cloth, blocked blind on back cover, gilt on front cover, ruled blind, lettered and with short rule gilt, on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Ring-mark on back cover; cloth of spine neatly repaired at head and tail; light foxing of frontispiece and vignette title; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as ‘Heath's Picturesque Annual For 1842', a fact only recorded on the engraved title (though the cover is titled ‘The Picturesque Annual. 1842'). Faxon, 1411, mistakenly recording the illustrations as though they are all plates. Sadleir, 1022; Wolff, 2630: the first issue. The entire contents are by Mrs. Gore.

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GOSSE (Edmund W.). Studies in the literature Of northern Europe. With a frontispiece designed and etched by L. Alma Tadema, A.R.A. C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, 1879. Lge.cr.8vo; etched frontispiece, printed on India paper and laid on to a leaf of thick plate paper, with tissue guard; publisher's 32pp. catalogue, dated 2.79, inserted at end; bevelled cerise smooth cloth, lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut, others rough trimmed; end-papers coated black. Almost imperceptible marking of covers; one faint fox-spot on title and dedication leaves; otherwise fine.

Presentation copy to the illustrator, with the author's holograph inscription on the half-title page: "L.A.T./with the Author's love/and cordial thanks/11.3.79." The affectionate nature of the inscription is explained by the fact that the artist's wife, Laura, Lady Tadema, nee Epps, was the sister of Gosse's wife, Nellie. The present copy of the book appears to have been especially prepared, with a fine India paper proof of the frontispiece laid on instead of the usual directly impressed plate.

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GOSSE (Edmund W.). Gray. Macmillan and Co., 1882. Wire-stitched;pp.[xii]+224; inserted leaf of publisher's advertisements at end listing twenty-six titles as ready, and eight as In Preparation, of which this is the last; 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. Spine slightly faded, and very slight mottled fading of cloth; otherwise a fine copy.

Issued as the twenty-ninth volume in the series ‘English Men of Letters', under the general editorship of John Morley.

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[GOSSE (Edmund).]. The Discourses Of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Edited and annotated By Edmund Gosse. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1884. Pott 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' on recto precedes half-title; etched portrait frontispiece with tissue guard; title-page printed in black and red; pp[2]+[xviii]+299+[i (blank)]+[ii (imprint leaf, recto blank)]+[ii (blank)]; publisher's full parchment, lettered red, blocked and lettered with publisher's motto black on front cover, lettered red and black on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

The first issue, the last gathering having been laid out wrongly in the forme and folded in consequence in the sequence U[1, 7, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2, 8]. Printed on mould-made paper at the Chiswick Press.

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GOSSE (Edmund, M.A., Clark lecturer in English at Trinity College, Cambridge). From Shakespeare To Pope: An inquiry into The causes and phenomena of the rise Of classical poetry in England. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1885. Erratum slip tipped in after Contents; integral leaf listing other works by Gosse at end; olive buckram, ruled blind on sides and spine, blocked with publisher's device, lettered, and with short rule gilt, on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Fine copy.

The first issue: later copies have white end-papers and are without the erratum slip.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Seventeenth-Century Studies: A contribution to The history of English poetry. Second, revised, edition. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1885. Demy 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; blank at end; bevelled dark olive green fine bead grain cloth, ruled blind on back cover, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; top- and fore- edges uncut; end-papers coated black. A fine copy.

The first issue, copies also being known with an inserted publisher's catalogue dated 1892, and the fore-edges trimmed. Essays on Lodge, Webster, Crashaw, Herrick, Cowley, Etheridge, Otway, etc.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Seventeenth-Century Studies: A contribution to The history of English poetry. Second, revised, edition. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1885. Demy 8vo; leaf blank but for signature mark ‘a' precedes half-title; blank at end; publisher's inserted 56pp. catalogue at end, dated February 26, 1892; bevelled dark olive green fine bead grain cloth, ruled blind, blocked and lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated black. Inscription on front blank, repeated on upper margin of title-page; otherwise a very nice copy.

Later issue, as evidenced by the catalogue. Essays on Lodge, Webster, Crashaw, Herrick, Cowley, Etheridge, Otway, etc.

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GOSSE (Edmund). A history Of Eighteenth century Literature (1660-1780). Macmillan and Co., 1889. Blank before half-title; 4pp. inserted publisher's advertisements at end; steel blue fine buckram lettered gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, fore-edges rough trimmed. Spine very slightly faded; otherwise a near-fine copy, partly unopened.

(?)Review copy: with the publisher's compliments rubber stamp on the half-title page. This copy has a Gothic ‘E' on B1 recto, indicating that electrotype plates were to be made. The inserted advertisements list only one other title ‘Uniform with this volume' as being ready, and two as being ‘In preparation'.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Robert Browning: Personalia. T. Fisher Unwin, 26 Paternoster Square, 1890. 12mo; two tipped in binder's blanks (a conjugate pair), and steel-engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, precede cancel title leaf; half-title not called for; two binder's blanks (a conjugate pair) at end; pp.96; publisher's bevelled full vellum, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover and spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Extensive light foxing of vellum; otherwise a fine copy.

First edition, English issue. Printed in the U.S.A. The major part of the volume is occupied by "The Early Career of Robert Browning", which Gosse avows in his Preface "was inspired and partly dictated, was revised and was approved of, by himself". It is here reprinted from the December 1881 issue of ‘The Century Magazine'. To this Gosse has added his own account of Browning ("Personal Impressions") reprinted from ‘The New Review' for January 1890, and a brief Epilogue and a Preface (including a Browning letter) here first published.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Northern Studies. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1890. F'cap 8vo; half/series title; pp.[xii]+268; 8pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end, on text-paper, listing this as the latest series title available; diagonally very fine ribbed navy blue cloth, paper spine label printed in red and black; a.e.g. uncut. Nice copy.

According to Evan Charteris's check-list a revised edition of ‘Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe' first published in 1879. Apart from possible revisions, it consists in fact of the Scandinavian section of the former book, with the addition of one further chapter. Included also is an Editor's Note by Ernest Rhys. Issued as the fifty-second volume in Scott's ‘Camelot Series'. The first issue, later copies being in green cloth and having the series/half title excised for re-issue as part of ‘The Scott Library', which the ‘Camelot Series' was at some point re-named: first edition of the revised and expanded text, therefore, first issue. Reprints have the title-page undated.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Northern Studies. Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, 1890. F'cap 8vo; half-title apparently not called for; pp.[x (paged [xii]]+268; 16pp. publisher's inserted catalogue at end; publisher's advertisement slip tipped in before Contents leaf; diagonally fine ribbed yellow-green cloth ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered, and with short rule, gilt, on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Nice copy.

According to Evan Charteris's check-list a revised edition of ‘Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe' first published in 1879. Apart from possible revisions, it consists in fact of the Scandinavian section of the former book, with the addition of one further chapter. Included also is an Editor's Note by Ernest Rhys. The present book was issued originally as a volume in Scott's ‘Camelot Series' - an oblique reference to which occurs in the Editor's Note. The covers, however, designate this copy as a volume in ‘The Scott Library', which the ‘Camelot Series' was at some point re-named, and this explains the suppression of the half-title on which the earlier series title had appeared: first edition of the revised and expanded text, therefore, but a later issue. Reprints have the title-page undated.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Gossip in a Library. William Heinemann, 1891. Title-page printed in red and black; final blank; pp.[xii (p.x, the only one to bear a page number, mysteriously being paged ‘vii'!)]+337+[iii]; bevelled deep pinkish red coarse buckram, blocked and lettered with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays on Camden's "Britannia", A Mirror for Magistrates, George Wither, Gerard's Herbal, prose romances, old plays, Lady Winchilsea, Farquhar's prose, Eliza Haywood, Smart, Pompey the Little, John Buncle, Beau Nash, Wordsworth's ‘Peter Bell', Leigh Hunt's ‘Ultra-Crepidarius", Cory's "Ionica", "The Shaving of Shagpat", etc.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Questions at Issue. William Heinemann, 1893. Blank before half-title; itle-page printed in red and black; integral advertisement leaf followed by publisher's inserted 16pp. catalogue, dated May 1893, at end; pp.[xvi]+333+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii (verso blank)]; bevelled deep pinkish red coarse buckram, blocked and lettered with publisher's device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., others uncut. Covers a little dull; otherwise a nice copy.

Essays on "The Tyranny of the Novel", "The Influence of Democracy on Literature", "Has America produced a Poat?", "What is a Great Poet?", "Making a Name in Literature", "The Limits of Realism in Fiction", Tennyson, Shelley, Symbolism, Stevenson, Kipling, etc. An Appendix includes a six page letter from George Gissing, here first printed. Not listed in Coustillas or Collie.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Seventeenth century Studies: A contribution to The history of English poetry. William Heinemann, 1897. Title-page printed in red and black; 4pp. integral advertisements followed by blank at end; brick-red bevelled coarse buckram blocked with publisher's monogram-and-motto device blind on back cover, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; t.e.g., fore-edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Spine and edges of covers very slightly faded; end-papers and facing leaves very slightly foxed; otherwise a nice copy.

The Third Edition, revised, and with a new Preface.

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GOSSE (Edmund). A Short History of Modern English Literature. William Heinemann, 1898. 8pp. integral advertisements at end; fine diaper dark green cloth, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, in series style; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough-trimmed. Front end-paper lacking; end-papers lightly foxed; otherwise a very nice copy.

Issued as volume III in the series ‘Short Histories of the Literatures of the World' under the general editorship of Edmund Gosse.

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GOSSE (Edmund). Card with address "29, Delamere Terrace. Westbourne Square. W." printed in red, bearing a signed note (c. 30 words) in Gosse's holograph, dated 21. 2. 98, and addressed to a Mrs. [?]Wigma, reminding her of a promised favour. Nice.



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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame-). Economic Evolution. Aberdeen: James Leatham, 15 St. Nicholas Street; London: William Reeves, 185 Fleet Street, E.C., 1891. Demy 16mo, 20pp. sewn as a single gathering into pale grey-blue wrappers, cut flush, printed in black, on front with title, on inside covers with Leatham advertisements, on back cover with advertisement for ‘Justice. The organ of social-democracy'; half-title not called for; title-page with ‘People's Press' advertisement on verso; integral leaf Leatham advertisements at end; issued without end-papers. Slight foxing of back cover, advertisement leaf, and edges; otherwise a very nice copy. Rare.

Possibly Graham's first separately published work. A beautiful little piece, more travel sketch than political tract, entirely set in Ireland, and presenting a (somewhat idealised) picture of a village community before the advent of Capital. Anti-industrial rather than progressive-social. The author is described on the cover, but not on the title-page, as ‘M.P.'. A second edition was issued by Leatham later the same year in the series ‘Penny Pamphlets', 16pp., without wrappers.

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). Notes on the district Of Menteith For tourists and others. Adam and Charles Black, 1895. Globe 8vo; integral advertisement leaf at end; pp.[xii]+85+[i (printer's imprint)]+[ii]; textured grey wrappers, printed on front and back wrapper in black; a.e. uncut; issued without end-papers. Blank paper covering of spine chipped a little at head and tail; short tear and small chip in back wrapper; internally fine.

The author's first regularly published book. Published at 1/-.

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GRAHAM (R.B. Cunninghame). Mogreb-el-Acksa: A journey in Morocco. With a portrait and map. William Heinemann, 1898. Med.8vo; sepia tone photogravure portrait frontispiece on plate-paper, with tissue guard, (showing the author travelling in Arab robes as ‘Sheikh Mohammed el Fasi'); map on text-paper; green silk-weave cloth, blocked with Arab lettering gilt on front cover, lettered gilt on spine, blocked with publisher's monogram blind on back cover; a.e. uncut. Cloth of spine neatly restored at head and tail; covers irregularly faded; end-papers foxed; a little scattered foxing in text; in general, however, a nice copy.

Loosely inserted is a sheet of note-paper, 4pp.8vo, bearing the signature of the author in his character of Sheikh Mohammed el Fasi. At l.11, p.225 the text bears a litteral correction ('Spahi' for ‘Spabi'), in the same ink, and thus, conceivably in Graham's hand.

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[GRANT (James).]. Paris and its people. By the author of "Random recollections of the lords and Commons," "The great metropolis," &c., &c. In two volumes. Saunders & Otley, Conduit Street, 1844. 2 Vols., lge.12mo; 4pp. integral advertisements at end of volume two; horizontally fine ribbed olive green cloth blocked blind on sides and spine, lettered and ruled gilt on spine; t.e. uncut, others rough-trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Large piece chipped from top of backstrip in volume one, cloth of spines otherwise a little delicate and flaking at extremities and edges, and a trifle faded; a little scattered foxing intenally; otherwise a nice copy.

An excellent and full description of the Paris of the time in all its aspects, interesting also for the comparisons it makes with contemporary London. Chapters on the streets and buildings, transport, politics, law, customs and manners of the people, the army, libraries, theatres, crime, courts of law, hotels and eating places, the press, literature and publishing, convents, education, religion, etc., etc. This James Grant was the editor of ‘The Morning Advertiser'. He is not to be confused with the military novelist of the same name.

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GRANT (James). The Cavaliers of fortune: Or, British Heroes in Foreign Wars. With Ilustrations. Routledge, Warnes, and Routledge, Farringdon Street, 1859. Post 8vo; wood engraved frontispiece and seven plates, some signed ‘K.B.' and all engrasved by the brothers Dalziel, one or two with loose tissue guards; 4pp. integral advertisements at end; pp.[viii]+404+4; red bead grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked gilt, lettered red through gilt on front cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated yellow. Gilt a trifle rubbed, and covers generally somewhat darkened by damp, blotchily so on the back cover; end-papers slightly cracked and lightly damp-stained, and small name obliterated on front end-paper; text fine.

Seventeen biographical sketches of military and naval figures either British or of British extraction, who became prominent in foreign wars, including Arthur, Count de Lally; Admiral Sir Samuel Greig, "Father of the Russian Navy"; Baron Loudon, Marshall of the Austrian Army; Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum; Count O'Reilly, Chamberlain of the Empire, etc. An offspin of Grant's researches for his military novels, such as ‘The Romance of War'. There is no list of plates, but they are marked to face pp.57, 78, 154, 189, 222, 269, and 364. They are here so bound in.

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GRAY (Thomas). The works Of Thomas Gray In Prose and Verse. Edited by Edmund Gosse. In four vols. - Vol.I. Poems, journals, and essays. [Vol.II. Letters. I.; Vol.III. Letters. II.; Vol.IV. Notes on Aristophanes and Plato. Macmillan and Co., 1884. 4 Vols., f'cap 8vo; half-title in each volume; silhouette frontispiece with tissue guard in volume one; portrait frontispieces in volumes two and three; volume four with photograph of part of the ms. laid on as frontispiece; contemporary purple roan, by Zaehnsdorf; spines with raised bands, lettered gilt in three panels; edges of boards ruled gilt; dentelles elaborately tooled gilt; winged horse device of Inner Temple stamped gilt on spines and front covers; a.e.g.; white end-papers printed with a design in green and gilt. Library ‘withdrawn' stamp on verso of each title-page; otherwise near-fine.

Volume one has a 10pp. Preface by Gosse. This claims to be the ‘first complete edition'.

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GREENWOOD (James). Curiosities Of Savage life. By James Greenwood, Author of "Wild Sports of the World." [(Second series)] With woodcuts and designs by Harden S. Melville; engraved by H. Newsom Woods. And coloured illustrations from water-colour drawings by F.W. Keyl and R. Huttula. London: S.O. Beeton, 248, Strand, W.C., 1863 [1864]. 2 Vols., demy.8vo; colour printed lithographic frontispiece and eight plates by W. Dickes, with thin paper guards, in each volume (those to pp.49 and 192 in volume two printed in buff and sepia only); List of Woodcuts in each volume a single inset leaf; numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; pp.xiv+418; xiv+418; scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, blocked and lettered gilt on front cover, ruled, lettered, and very elaborately blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; end-papers faced pale yellow. Spine dull, front cover lightly marked, back end-papers damp-stained at tail edges, and contemporary ownership inscription on upper margin of half-title in volume one; corner chipped from half-title in volume two; otherwise a nice set.

The second issue of volume two, the first having a publisher's catalogue dated April 1864 tipped in between the front end-papers. This title not in Wolff, who collected Greenwood's non-fiction as well as his fiction.

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GREENWOOD (James). Unsentimental journeys: Or, Byways of the Modern Babylon. By James Greenwood, Author of "A Night in a Workhouse;" "The True History of a Little Ragamuffin;" etc., etc. [Device bearing legend: Beetons books. SOB] London: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, 1872. Half-title followed by double-spread folding wood-engraved frontispiece tipped onto a stub at central fold; ten other double-spread wood-engraved blates similarly treated; pp.viii+232; bevelled maroon patterned-sand-grain cloth, elaborately blocked on sides in very dark green, glazed blue-paper onlay lettered in gilt and surrounded by an elaborate frame blocked in gilt and silver on front cover, spine ruled and blocked gilt and lettered maroon-through-gilt, and gilt; a.e. gilt; end-papers coated grey-chocolate. Insignificant wear to spine, and covers a little spotted and rubbed; end-papers a trifle rubbed and marked, and cracking just a little at joints; a little light dusting and staining, but the text in general very nice.

The second edition, following that of 1867, with which it collates identically. There is no list of illustrations, but they are tipped-in after pp.24, 44, [64], [72], [108], [116], 124, 162, 200, and 218.

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GWYNN (Stephen). Tennyson: A Critical Study. Blackie & Son, Limited, 50 Old Bailey, 1899. Inserted leaf of series advertisements on text-paper, dated (G 98), precedes half-title page; one line erratum slip tipped in before Contents leaf; cerise buckram, blocked, ruled, and lettered black on front cover, ruled and lettered gilt on spine. Erratum slip foxed, with offsetting; otherwise a nice copy.

Issued as a volume in The Victorian Era Series.

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HACK (Maria). Oriental fragments. Printed for Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch-street, 1828. 12mo; half-title not called for; steel-engraved vignette title faces letterpress title; pp.[xii]+140; contemporary half natural calf, marbled sides; sprinkled edges; drab-faced end-papers. Backstrip largely lacking; text virtually fine.



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HAGGARD (H. Rider). The Last Boer War. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd, Paternoster House, Charing Cross Road, 1899. Blank before half-title; pp.[2]+xxx+244; slightly glazed mottled blue-grey wrappers, cut flush, printed black on sides and up spine, the front wrapper pictorial, the back bearing publisher's advertisements; issued without end-papers. A couple of small marks on front wrapper, and minute chip (6mm deep, 8mm wide, triangular) extending about the top corner of front joint onto the head of the front wrapper (4mm each); very slight rubbing to paper of spine; otherwise a very nice copy.

Based on his 1882 volume ‘Cetywayo and His White Neighbours', and about the rebellion of 1881, Haggard here adds a long new introduction applying the lessons of that to the contemporary war. Five thousand copies were printed. Scott, 33

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[HALIBURTON (T.C.).]. The Bubbles Of Canada. By the author of "The Clockmaker." Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1839. Demy 8vo; pp.[viii]+332; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, burnished sprinkled edges; light drab faced end-papers. Front board detached, and leather slightly rubbed; otherwise a fine copy. Scarce.



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HALL (S.C., F.S.A., Etc.). A Book of Memories Of Great men and women of the age, From personal acquaintance. Virtue & Co., City Road and Ivy Lane, 1871. Sm.cr.4to; title-page printed in red and black; printed throughout within ruled borders on thick cream peper; numerous wood-engraved illustrations, and initial letters, facsimiles of mss, letters, etc., in the text; pp.[xvi]+488; bevelled emerald green sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked black on sides and spine, lettered and blocked gilt on front cover and spine; a.e.g.; end-papers coated yellow. Light pencilled inscription, dated April 2nd 1871 on half-title; otherwise a fine copy of a striking and unusual book.

Evidently intended by Hall as a monument to himself, the volume includes memories of Thomas Moore, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Irving, Charles Lamb, William Godwin, Thomas Noon Talfourd, William Hazlitt, Jeremy Bentham, Hannah More, James and Robert Montgomery, Josiah Conder, Ebenezer Elliott, John Clare, Maria Edgeworth, Barbara Hofland, Grace Aguilar, Catherine Sinclair, Jane and Anna Maria Porter, Thomas Hood, Theodore Hook, Richard Harris Barham, William Maginn, John Poole, Thomas Haynes Bayly, Amelia Opie, Elizabeth Fry, Bernard Barton, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lydia H. Sigourney, Robert Southey, Caroline Bowles, Walter Savage Landor, Sydney, Lady Morgan, John Banim, Gerald Griffin, Samuel Lover, George Croly, Charles Maturin, Thomas Colley Grattan, Sheridan Knowles, William Carleton, Francis Mahoney, Leigh Hunt, James and Horace Smith, G.P.R. James, Lætitia Elizabeth Landon, Samuel Laman Blanchard, Douglas Jerrold, William Jerdan, William Wordsworth, John Wilson, John Gibson Lockhart, Sir Walter Scott, George Crabbe, Joanna Baillie, Thomas Campbell, Henry Hart Milman, Henry Hallam, Lord Macaulay, Felicia Hemans, Mary Jane Jewsbury, Julia Pardoe, William Lisle Bowles, James Hogg, John Galt, William Motherwell, David Macbeth Moir, William Edmonstone Aytoun, Lady Blessington, Sydney Smith, Frederika Bremer, Adelaide Anne Procter, Allan Cunningham, Samuel Rogers, Mary Russell Mitford, Charles Dickens, Daniel Maclise, Sir Thomas Lawrence, John Henry Fuseli, John Flaxman, J.M.W. Turner, Samuel Prout, John Martin, Clarkson Stanfield, John Constable, William Etty, &c., &c., &c. - a list that is less impressive than it sounds, since he did not omit to mention anyone he had once passed in the street ("Only once I saw De Quincey . . . " etc.). Many of them wrote to him declining dinner invitations - and some, particularly those who contributed to periodicals, failed to avoid a closer acquaintance yet. Hall is remarkable for never having disliked anybody famous - with the possible exception of the not-too-famous George Croly. He must have been a very nice man. Of Croly, after describing the divine's manner of speaking, he writes: ‘It will be seen that Croly did not impress me favourably; yet at one period I was thrown much in his way: we were associated to promote . . . a private charity, and he wrote weekly, from 1839 to 1846, the leading articles for the Britannia newspaper, of which I was . . . the directing editor. . . . In 1838 I applied to him for some aid to a biography; he indignantly refused it, writing, "I must request that nothing whatever shall be said about me or my career in any work of yours, or where you have any influence. I should regard it as the last personal offence."' Croly made the mistake of dying in 1860 . . . A sumptuously produced book, in Virtue's best style, with a very unusual binding design (?possibly by Hall himself) that casts just a sidelong glance towards Rossetti.

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HALL (Mrs. S.C.). Pilgrimages To English shrines. With notes and illustrations By F.W. Fairholt, F.S.A. Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., 25, Paternoster Row, 1850. Double f'cap 8vo; half-title not present; numerous illustrations on text-paper; pp.[x (paged xii)]+294; binder's blank at front and back; royal blue ripple grain cloth, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt on spine; a.e.g. Cloth of spine darkened, and showing very slight wear at head and tail; a very little light dusting in text; but a nice copy.

Almost certainly a contemporary rebind. The ‘shrines' of the title are literary, artistic, and historical.

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HALL (Mr. and Mrs. S.C.). A companion To Killarney. With Illustrations and Map. London: Marcus Ward & Co., 67, Chandos Street And Royal Ulster Works, Belfast, 1878. F'cap 8vo; 18pp. integral commercial and publisher's advertisements at end, signed ‘K', the penultimate leaf being a single inset; pocket lined with green paper pasted onto back end-paper, containing large folding map of Killarney printed in black, buff, and marina blue; green sand-grain cloth, ruled and with round cornered ruled frame blind on back cover, ruled, blocked, and lettered black, lettered gilt, on front cover, ruled and blocked black, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, on spine. A fine copy.



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[HAMILTON (Capt. Thomas).]. Men and manners In America. By the author of Cyril Thornton, etc. In two volumes. William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1833. Two volumes. Contemporary half calf, stippled sides; bound up without the half-titles, or the final leaf of advertisements in volume one. Joints broken in volume two, cracked in volume one; lacking two end-papers; margin of one leaf chipped, not touching text; some general dusting and fingering throughout; a good working copy.

Sadleir, 1100.

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HAMLEY (E.B.). Our poor relations. A Philozoic Essay. With Illustrations Chiefly by Ernest Griset. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1872. F'cap 8vo; single inset half-title; frontispiece with tissue guard conjugate with title leaf, and four tipped-in plates; single inset advertisement leaf at end, on text-paper; bevelled blue-green pattered-sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on back cover, black on front cover, blocked gilt, lettered green-through-gilt, and gilt, on front cover, ruled black, up-lettered gilt, on spine; t.e. uncut; end-papers coated dark chocolate. Virtually fine copy.

An appreciation of the animal world, taking in, amongst other things, the cruelty inflicted upon animals by the human race, and remarks on endangered species, past and present. Hamley was a man of many talents. He had a distinguished military career, and eventually rose to the rank of general; his involvement in the Crimean War led Tennyson unfairly to associate him with the Charge of the Light Brigade. He was a brilliant conversationalist, and through his friendship with his publisher Blackwood, came to know well such literary figures as Thackeray, Bulwer Lytton, Samuel Warren, etc. The cover design is probably by Griset.

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HARE (Augustus J.C.). A Winter at Mentone. Wertheim, Macintosh, & Hunt, N.D. [1861]. Large folding coloured map, and four excellent tinted lithographic plates. Cloth bubbled on spine, and creased a little on front cover, due to an original binding fault; spine faded; end-papers split; internally a very nice copy.

The first guide to Mentone and environs, produced towards the start of its vogue with British holidaymakers; the volume claims also to include the first extended history of the Principality of Monaco, this being largely drawn from ms. sources and local folk history.

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HARRISON (W.H.). The humourist. A companion for the Christmas fireside. Embellished by Fifty engravings, Exclusive of numerous vignettes, From designs by the late T. Rowlandson. Published by R. Ackermann, 96, Strand; And sold by R. Ackermann, Jun., 191 Regent Street, 1831. 12mo; binder's blank at front and back; half-title not called for; wood-engraved frontispiece and forty-nine plates printed on text-paper, seventeen vignettes in text, all by Rowlandson; 6pp. integral advertisements at end; publisher's full very dark brown roan, ruled and blocked blind on sides, lettered and blocked gilt on spine; a.e.g.; pale buff end-papers. Covers slightly rubbed at all corners; two or three gatherings a trifle proud, but not loose; gilt rubbed on edges; decorative early ownership inscription on upper margin of title page; otherwise a very good copy. Distinctly scarce.

"Of the embellishments, to which, after the manner of all Annuals in general, the matter has been adapted, it will be a sufficient recommendation to state that the designs have been carefully selected from a great variety of original drawings by the late Mr. Rowlandson . . . and no expense has been spared in the endeavour to render the engravings worthy of the subjects." - Preface. An unusual annual in being the product of a single pen. By the author of ‘Tales of a Physician'. The titling on the spine of this copy reads: The Humorist [sic], the date, 1831, being placed at the foot. Faxon, 1442.

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