115 JACOB, Violet: Flemington (1911)
Second Impression: John Murray, 1911. Original emerald green cloth, with decorative framing in white, lettered in gilt on spine. One corner bumped, a few light marks on spine, small nicks on spine ends, signature (1916) on front free endpaper, good.
The story of a spy at the time of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. As Baker notes in Historical Fiction, there are relatively few actual historical events or personages -- and no love interest -- in the novel: "a very dramatic story, with strong characters...the harder side of life in a stern period is put before us with convincing truth".
116 JACOBY, J. Ottilie V.: Maia: A Tale of the Fatherland (1882)
First Edition: Elliot Stock, 1882. Original grey cloth on bevelled boards, decoratively blacked in black and lettered in gilt, Small chip at foot of spine, a few light marks on cloth, a little foxing, small prize plate on front pastedown.
A melodramatic romance, set largely in Germany.
117 KAVANAGH, Julia: French Women of Letters. Biographical Sketches (1862)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1862. Mid C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards, pinky-red leather title label on spine, pale blue endpapers. Corners rubbed, small loss of leather at head of spine and 3 cm crack to head of upper hinge, undated signature on half-title, fair.
Todd [582a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in.
118 KENDALL, May [ie Emma Goldsworth KENDALL]: White Poppies (1893)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1893. Illustrated by R. Anning Bell. Original ochre cloth, with poppies in silver and gilt, lettered in gilt. ; blue-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Light scuffing, a few faint marks, owner’s note at end of text, very good.
Kendall was a satirist and poet, collaborated with Andrew Lang on That Very Mab (1885). White Poppies was the third of her three novels. Scarce.
* KIPLING, Rudyard: see item 36
120 LAWLESS, The Hon. Emily: Hurrish. A Study (1886)
Fourth Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1887. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Cloth discoloured along top edge of front board, a little scuffing, foxing and signature (1890) on half-title, otherwise good.
A sympathetic story of Irish peasant life.
122 MAARTENS, Maarten [ie Joost Marius Willem van der Poorten SCHWARTZ]:
My Poor Relations. Stories of Dutch Peasant Life (1903)
First Edition: Constable & Co., 1903. Original dark green cloth, titles in gilt in two maroon rectangles on front board. Light scuffing, a little light foxing, very good.
Not in Wolff , who held some 11 of Maartens’s titles. Collection of 14 sardonic tales. Maartens produced a sequel - Brothers All - in 1909.
123 MACDONALD, George: Guild Court A London Story (1868)
[Reprint]: Edwin Dalton, 1908. Illustrated by Cyrus Cuneo & G. H. Evison. Original red cloth, decorated in brown and green, lettered in gilt. Some light speckling to cloth on board edges, a little light foxing, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, good.
Although published by Dalton the name "Johnson" appears at the foot of the spine.
* MACDONALD, George: see also item 193
124 MACFARLANE, Charles: The Camp of Refuge (1844)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Charles Knight, 1844. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th deep maroon leather over purple beaded cloth. Spine gummed to text block with consequent creasing; gilt lettering partially rubbed on spine, small chips to leather head/foot of spine, undated signature on front free endpaper, fair/good.
An historical novel set in the Fens after the Norman Conquest. The two volumes were originally issued as paperbacks, as part of Knight’s Weekly Volumes (in a sub-series called Old English Novelets).
126 MALET, Sir Edward: Shifting Scenes or Memories of Many Men in Many Lands (1901)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1901. Early C20th red cloth with green leather title label on spine. Armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Todd . First/only issue. Series half-title bound in. Malet held consular and later ambassadorial roles in Egypt, Belgium and Germany between 1879 and 1895. His memoirs are one of the relatively small number of non-fiction titles published by Tauchnitz in its British Authors series.
128A MARRYAT, Florence: Facing the Footlights (1883)
Reprint: Holden & Hardingham, nd (c1915). Frontispiece and decorated title page. Pocket edition in original pale blue cloth, lettered in black. Small area of staining on front board, paper lightly browned, good.
£18.00 [second copy, not listed in printed catalogue]
129 MARSH- CALDWELL, Anne: Tales of the Woods and Fields. A Second Series of "The Two Old Men’s Tales" (1836)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Saunders & Otley, 1836. Three volumes uniformly bound in full navy-blue calf; gilt line border around each board; gilt decorations on spines and board edges; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Errata slip added at foot of Preface in Volume I. Light rubbing to extremities (with very small loss at head of spine on Volume II); lacking title labels on spines (but with titles impressed in leather). Even with these faults an attractive set, good.
Sadleir  in original boards. The current copy has no half-titles. Comprises two short novels: A Country Vicarage & Love and Duty, and a poem A Tale of an Oak Tree.
130 MARTINEAU, Harriet: [Illustrations of Political Economy] Sowers Not Reapers (1833), Cinnamon and Pearls (1833), A Tale of the Tyne (1833)
First Editions: Charles Fox, 1833, 1833, 1833. Three small volumes bound as one in late C20th black leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands and gilt ruling on spine; yellow endpapers. Light scuffing, otherwise near fine.
Three of the short novels from Martineau’s extensive series
132 MAYHEW, Augustus: Faces for Fortunes (1865)
Fourth Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1867. Late C19th green leather over marbled boards: raised bands and red leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Leather rubbed along top edges of boards, light foxing, otherwise good.
First published in three volumes in 1865 this is a rambling book which blends fiction, anecdote, musings and philosophy. Scarce.
133 MEYNELL, Viola: Columbine (1915)
First Edition: Martin Secker, 1915. Original purple cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly marked along leading edge of front board, Mudie’s Library label on top edge of front board/front pastedown, foxing on endpapers, otherwise good
Viola Meynell was the daughter of poet Alice Meynell, and wrote a number of Hardyesque novels, as well as biographies (of her mother and others) etc. Columbine was her fifth book.
135 MONTGOMERY, Florence: The Blue Veil. Moral Tales (1883 as The Blue Veil. A New Series of Moral Tales for Children)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1883. Pale blue cloth, green leather title label on spine. Small spot at foot of front board, armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, very good.
Todd [2206a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in.
137 MOORE, F[rank] Frankfort: The Millionaires (1898)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1898. Early C20th grey cloth with red leather title label on spine. Spine very faintly sunned, armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Todd . First/only issues. Series half-title bound in.
140 MORE, Hannah: Sacred Dramas Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, the Subjects Taken from the Bible to Which is Added Sensibility an Epistle (1782)
Twentieth Edition, With Additions: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1818. Frontispiece of author, vignette title page. Mid C19th black leather over marbled boards, green leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, very good.
By the author of Coelebs in Search of a Wife etc. The last word of the title was originally "poem" rather than "epistle".
141 MORRISON, Arthur: Tales of Mean Streets. Lizerunt, Squire Napper, Without Visible Means, Three Rounds, and Others (1894)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1894. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, browning on endpapers, very good.
Publisher’s catalogue dated October 1894 bound in at end.
142 MORRISON, Arthur: The Green Eye of Goona. Stories of a Case of Tokay (1904)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1905. Early C20th green cloth with red leather title label on spine. A few foxing spots, armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Todd . First/only issue. Series half-title bound in. One of Morrison’s scarcer crime titles. The Green Eye is a fabulous diamond and the novel concerns its theft, and subsequent murders and intrigue.
143 MURRAY, E[ustace] C[lare] Grenville: French Pictures in English Chalk (1876)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1876. Two volumes bound as one in late C19th brown leather over brown marbled boards; raised bands and leather title labels on spine, marbled endpapers. Light scuffing, bookplate on front pastedown, foxing on prelims, very good.
Todd [1612B/13]. Second setting: series half-titles bound in. A collection of stories set in France in the days of the Second Republic, Second Empire and the Commune (c1850 - 1870): Our Rough Red Candidate, Our Secret Society, Le Ministre Malgré Lui, Our New Bishop, L’Ambulance Tricoche, Our First Success, Une Pétroleuse & A Hero of the Commune.
144 MURRAY, G[eorge] G[ilbert] A[imé]: Gobi or Shamo; A Story of Three Songs (1889)
Third Edition: Longmans, Green & Co., 1890. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Spine tips lightly scuffed, otherwise near fine.
Lost race novel: ancient Greeks in Central Asia. Murray was a friend of H. Rider Haggard.
145 NORRIS, W[illiam] E[dward]: A Victim of Good Luck (1894)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1895. Early C20th green cloth with red leather title label on spine. Armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, some light marks on cloth, a few small foxing spots, otherwise very good.
Todd . First/only issue. Series half-title bound in.
147 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: A Son of the Soil (1866)
New Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1883. Original pale brown cloth, illustrated in black within blue framing on front board; publisher's booklists in red on endpapers. Small nicks on spine ends, spine a trifle darkened, otherwise very good.
148 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: The Laird of Norlaw. A Scottish Story (1858)
[Reprint]: Hurst & Blackett, nd (c1897). Original fine-ribbed red cloth, ruled in black along top and bottom of boards, lettered in gilt. Light marks on cloth, spine faintly sunned, a little foxing, prize plate (1897) on front pastedown, very good.
151 ORCZY, Baroness [Emmuska]: A True Woman (1911)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1911. Title page printed in crimson and black. Original pinky red cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, spine lightly sunned, a little faint foxing, good.
Not a historical tale but a contemporary novel, including some crime.
* ORCZY, Baroness: see also items 36, 178
152 OSBOURNE, Lloyd: The Motor Maniacs (1906)
Reissue: Chatto & Windus, 1917. Original green cloth, lettered in yellow. Endpapers browned, otherwise very good.
4 early motoring stories: The Motor Maniacs, The Episode of the Girl and the Englishman; The Great Motor Syndicate, The Episode of the Close Corporation; Coal-Oil Johnny, The Episode of the Charitable Maiden; , The Episode of the Girl and the Englishman; , The Episode of the Close Corporation;, The Episode of the Charitable Maiden; & Jones, The Episode of the Hesitating Suitor. Scarce. Probably simply a reissue of sheets from the first edition of 1906: the title page is a cancel.