1 AINSWORTH, W[illiam] Harrison: Cardinal Pole: or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance (1863)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Chapman & Hall, 1863. Three volumes uniformly bound in mid C20th light brown calf over brown boards: raised bands and gilt titles on spines. Spines lightly sunned, a few light marks, no half-title in Volume II (as bound): a tight, clean set.
Sadleir  in original cloth.
2 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Stanley Brereton (1881)
[Reprint]: George Routledge & Sons, nd (c1893). Frontispiece. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown-and-white monogrammed endpapers. Corners bumped, light mark on rear board, prize plate (1893) on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Ainsworth’s last novel.
5 ANSTEY, F. [ie Thomas Anstey GUTHRIE]: The Talking Horse and Other Stories (1892)
New Edition: Smith Elder & Co., 1893. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Spine faintly sunned, undated signature on front free endpapers, a few light marks, very good.
Uncommon mixed collection of stories including humorous, juvenile and supernatural tales: The Talking Horse, The Good Little Girl, A Matter of Taste, Don the Story of a Greedy Dog, Taken by Surprise, Paleface and Redskin, Shut Off, Tommy’s Hero, A Canine Ishmael, Marjory.
6 APPLIN, Arthur: Fédora of the Halls (1911)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1911. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Small splits to cloth on hinge ends, yellow circulating library label on front pastedown, undated signature on front free endpaper, some browning on opening page of text from loose newspaper clipping, good.
Theatrical novel, whose heroine is named after the hat-wearing heroine of Sardou’s play. Applin was an actor and playwright and a number of his novels have theatrical themes (The Chorus Girl, The Pantomime Girl etc.); he also wrote a number of crime novels.
8 THE ARGOSY
Double Volume, XLIX & L, January - December 1890
Double Volume, XLIX & L, January - December 1890Contains:
The House of Halliwell by Mrs Henry WOOD. Complete serialisation.
Fair Normandy by Charles W. WOOD. Travelogue. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: Isabelle’s Warning by Matilda BETHAM EDWARDS, Lilia Alexandrovna by F. M. F. SKENE, The Lynns of Linntower by Rosa Mackenzie KETTLE.
Two volumes bound as one in late-C19th black leather over grey-blue cloth-covered boards. Lightly scuffed on extremities, most of title label missing on spine, thus only good.
11 BANKS, Mrs G. Linnaeus [ie Isabella BANKS]: The Making of William Edwards or The Story of the Bridge of Beauty (1894 as The Bridge of Beauty A Fiction Founded on Fact)
Second Edition, Endeavour Series: Andrew Melrose, nd . Frontispiece portrait of author before half-title. Frontispiece and 13 plates by W. Dewar. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in yellow, blue and black with gilt on spine; grey-and-white patterned endpapers; top edge gilt. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good.
For this second edition the title was changed to better reflect the subject matter.
12 BENSON, E[dward] F[rederic]: The Valkyries A Romance Founded on Wager’s Opera (1903)
First Edition: Dean & Co., 1903. Illustrated by T. Noyes Lewis. Prelims printed in red, blue and black. Original light blue cloth, decorated and lettered in silver and gilt. Spine lightly scuffed, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good.
A variant binding: also issued in red and brown cloth.
13 BENSON, E[dward] F[rederic]: The Climber (1908)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1908. Original brown cloth, lettered and decorated in black (gilt on spine). Spine lightly sunned, a few foxing spots, very good.
14 BENSON, E[dward] F[rederic]: Thorley Weir (1913)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed, some spots and marks to cloth on rear board, light foxing, good.
Undated publisher’s catalogue at end.
16 BERDMORE, Septimus: Colston. A Novel. In Four Parts and Two Volumes (1869)
First Edition in Two Volumes: T. Cautley Newby, 1869. Frontispiece in Volume I. Two volumes bound as one in publisher’s remainder binder: crimson cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, closed splits to cloth on hinges, rear inner joint starting to crack at top: fair only.
Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [viii] + 322pp. The first leaf carries press reviews of two novels by F[rank] Trollope. II - [iv] + 304pp. Issued anonymously as "by the author of Skating on Thin Ice."
17 BETHAM-EDWARDS, Matilda: Friendly Faces of Three Nationalities (1911)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1911. Illustrated. Original red-brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. A little foxing on prelims, near fine.
A novelist’s reminiscences: subjects include Baron Tauchnitz, the author’s cousin Amelia B. Edwards, George MacDonald, Charles Dickens etc.
18 BLACK, William: Stand Fast, Craig-Royston! (1890)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. Three volumes uniformly rebound in late C19th green leather over green marbled boards; lettered and decorated in gilt on spines; ; green marbled endpapers, all edges green marbled. A little scuffing and scraping on corners, otherwise tight, very good.
Not in Sadleir or Wolff. A novel dealing with Victorian England’s fascination with Scotland and things Scottish: Canadian-Scot George Bethune arrives in London on a patriotic cultural mission: but are he, his plan, and his battle cry ("Stand fast, Craig-Royston!") genuine -- or part of a crooked scheme?
19 BLACK, William: The Penance of John Logan and Two Other Tales (1889) & Lady Silverdale’s Sweetheart and Other Tales (1892)
Uniform Edition: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1892-3. Two volumes in original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing very good.
Two collections of novellas (the second has some different stories from the collection published under the same name in 1876). The novellas are: The Penance of John Logan; Romeo and Juliet: A Tale of Two Young Fools; A Snow Idyll; Lady Silverdale’s Sweetheart; The Pupil of Aurelius & The Man Who Was Like Shakespeare. The second volume also contains two briefer stories.Yellowback
23 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Only A Clod (1865)
Stereotyped Edition: John & Robert Maxwell, nd (c1886). Frontispiece. Original green cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks on cloth, small nicks at foot of spine, small stamp and signature on front endpapers, otherwise very good.
29A BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: One Thing Needful (1886)
John & Robert Maxwell, nd (c1886). Frontispiece. Original green
cloth, decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; yellow
endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks, otherwise very good.
£45.00 [second copy not listed in printed catalogue].
31 BROUGHTON, Rhoda: Nancy (1873)
Tenth Edition, Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley & Son, 1898. Favourite novels binding: blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; monogrammed endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, two tiny nicks at foot of spine, gilt a little dulled, good.
33 BURNETT, Frances Hodgson: The Shuttle (1907)
Popular Edition: William Heinemann, 1926. Original pinky-red blindstamped cloth, lettered in black on spine: cloth clean and bright, but paper lightly browned throughout: good. Original illustrated dustwrapper: small nicks on spine ends: good/very good.