195 THACKERAY, W[illiam] M[akepeace]: Miscellanies: Prose and Verse. The Great Hoggarty Diamond - The Book of Snobs - The Kickleburys Abroad - A Legend of the Rhine - Rebecca and Rowena - the Second Funeral of Napoleon - The Chronicle of the Drum - The Tremendous Adventure of Major Gahagan - The Fatal Boots - Ballads - The Memoirs of Mr Charles J. Yellowplush - The Diary of C. Jeames de la Pluche Esq - Cox’s Diary - Sketches and Travels in London - Novels by Eminent Hands - Character Sketches - Memoirs of Barry Lyndon - A Little Dinner at Timmin’s - The Bedford Row Conspiracy - The Fitzboodle Papers - A Shabby Genteel Story - Men’s Wives
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1849 - 1857. Eight volumes bound as four in mid-C19th brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Inner joint reinforced and corners rubbed on first double volume only, a little foxing, otherwise a good set.
Todd [171b, 197e, 345a, 353a, 354a, 369a, 379a, 408a]. Volumes 3 - 8 are first issues, and all 8 volumes have the half-titles bound in. Volumes 1 & 2 were originally issued separately and reissued with the Miscellanies title to bring them into line with the later volumes. Although Volume 2 is the fifth issue, it is contemporary with the later volumes (ie approximately 1858 - 9).
196 THACKERAY, W[illiam] M[akepeace]: The Newcomes. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family (1854 - 5)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, "1854 - 5" (c1858 - 9). Four volumes bound as two in mid-C19th brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. A little foxing, otherwise a very good set.
Todd [290c/306b/315b/332c]. Second/third issues, with series half-titles bound in. Bound uniformly with Miscellanies (item 195 above) and probably dating to the same period (c1857).
197 THACKERAY, W[illiam] M[akepeace]: The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century (1858 - 59)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1858 - 9. Four volumes bound as two in mid-C19th brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. A little foxing, inner joint paper lightly cracking. otherwise a good set.
Todd [425b/ 441a/470A/477]. Second and first issues/settings. Series half-titles bound in. Bound uniformly with Miscellanies (item 195 above)
198 THOMAS, Annie: Walter Goring. A Story (1866)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1866. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th green leather over green glazed boards, lettered in gilt on spine; blue marbled endpapers. Board edges lightly ribbed, a little foxing, otherwise very good.
Todd [831/32]. First/only issue: series half-titles bound in.
203 TROLLOPE, Mrs [Frances]: The Vicar of Wrexhill (1837)
New Edition, Revised, Standard Novels: Richard Bentley, 1840. Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page (all dated 1840). Late C19th crimson leather over red marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; red marbled endpapers. Spine sunned, light scuffing, foxing on prelims, good.
204 VACHELL, Horace Annesley: Blinkers A Romance of the Preconceived Idea (1921)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1921. Original blue cloth with wavy-line borders on front board, lettered in white (board) and gilt (spine). Gilt a little dulled on spine, a little faint foxing, otherwise very good.
205 VAGABOND, A: An Original Wager Being a Veracious Account of a Genuine Bet (1895)
First Edition: Frederick Warne & Co., 1895. Illustrated by G. Michelet. Original grey cloth with fantastical illustration of sportsmen and spectators, lettered in blue; publisher’s own monogrammed endpapers. Small neatly-closed tears to hinge ends, a few light marks, good.
"I wouldn’t mind betting you ... that for six weeks I could live in France earning my livelihood simply from sport ..."
206 VALDÉS, A[rmando] Palacio: The Grandee translated from the Spanish by Rachel Challice translated from the Spanish by Rachel Challice (1894). With an introduction by Edmund Gosse.
[El maestrante, 1893]
First English Edition: William Heinemann, 1894. Original scarlet cloth, lettered in gilt. Small dent to leading edge of front board, a little foxing, otherwise near fine.
Valdés was a leading exponent of realism in late C19th Spain. The Grandee is set in the northern Spanish town of Lancia -- a disguised portrait of Oviedo, the provincial capital of Valdes’s native Asturias. Scarce.
207 VALDÉS, A[rmando] Palacio: The Fourth Estate translated from the original. . . by Rachel Challice (1901)
[El cuarto poder, 1888]
First English Edition: Grant Richards, 1901. Original charcoal grey cloth, blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown, a few tiny marks, otherwise near fine.
The Fourth Estate is considered to be Valdés’s masterpiece. Set in the small Asturian town of Sarrió, the novel blends the comedy of small town life with personal tragedy. One strand of the plot involves the creation of a local newspaper. Scarce.
209 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
BARING-GOULD, S[abine]: In the Roar of the Sea A Tale of the Cornish Coast (1892)
Paperback: Methuen & Co., nd.
HOPE, Anthony [ie Anthony Hope HAWKINS]: A Man of Mark (1890)
Paperback: Methuen & Co., 1900.
PARKER, Gilbert: The Pomp of the Lavilettes (1896)
Paperback: Methuen & Co., 1900
MALET, Lucas [ie Mary St Leger HARRISON]: The Carissima A Modern Grotesque (1896)
Paperback: Methuen & Co., 1900
Four Victorian/Edwardian paperbacks bound as one in green binder’s cloth. Bound without original wrappers. Paper lightly browned throughout, otherwise good
210 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
BOOTHBY, Guy: The Fascination of the King (1897)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated.
SMART, Hawley: Broken Bonds (1874)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated.
WHYTE-MELVILLE, G[eorge] J[ohn]: Katerfelto. A Story of Exmoor (1870)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1900. Illustrated.
Four Victorian/Edwardian paperbacks bound as one in green binder’s cloth. Bound without original wrappers. Very good
211 VARIOUS AUTHORS: The Boy’s Birthday Book; A Collection of Tales, Essays and Narratives of Adventure by Mrs S. C. Hall, William Howitt, Augustus Mayhew, Thomas Miller, and George Augustus Sala by Mrs S. C. Hall, William Howitt, Augustus Mayhew, Thomas Miller, and George Augustus Sala (1859)
First Edition: Houlson & Wright, nd . Illustrated with "nearly one hundred original engravings". Original red cloth, with raised designs on boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on both boards and spine, all edges gilt. Inscription (Christmas 1859) on front free endpaper, corners lightly scuffed, one loose leaf tipped in: clean, bright, tight, very good.
Wolff  in blue cloth. Wolff wrongly states that none of the stories are attributed. In fact the following are signed: The Mammoth Found in an Iceberg by Thomas MILLER, Nipper and Toby The Australian Shepherd Boys by William HOWITT, Grandfather Pigtail’s Story by G. A. SALA, Diamond and Paste by Mrs S. C. HALL. Contents also include the substantial story (135 pp) A Boy’s Ascent of Mont Blanc by Augustus MAYHEW. The reviewer in The Illustrated Times (Saturday 10 December 1859) identifies Mayhew as the author. The story has been attributed elsewhere (erroneously) to Albert Smith.
213 WEBB, Mrs J[ohn] B[irch] [ie Annie WEBB]: Naomi or The Last Days of Jerusalem (1840)
New Edition: Virtue Brothers, nd (c1865). Engraved plates and textual illustrations by Bartlett & Gilbert. Mid-C19th full brown leather, ornately framed and lettered in gilt, decorated in gilt on inner edges on boards; red marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A little scuffing, a little foxing, otherwise very good.
Attractively bound copy of this popular historico-religious novel.
216 WHITE, Percy: The New Christians (1902)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1902. Early C20th blue cloth, with red leather title label on spine. Bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, a few light foxing spots, very good.
Todd [3596a]. First issue; series half-title bound in. A comic and mildly satirical novel dealing with a bogus religious sect and its preposterous humbug of a leader: Eustace Penner.
217 WILSON, John: Tales by Professor Wilson: Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life (1822), Trials of Margaret Lyndsay (1823), The Forresters (1825)
William Blackwood & Sons (Edinburgh), 1867. Original dark-green pebble-grained cloth, with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, rear inner joint paper lightly cracked, a little foxing, very good.
218 THE WINDSOR MAGAZINE
Volume VII, December 1897 - May 1898
Volume VII, December 1897 - May 1898Contains:
Kronstadt by Max PEMBERTON. Complete serialisation. Illustrated.
Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert BARR (as "Cottrel Hoe"). Illustrated. 5 crime stories
Short stories include: The Left Hand of Samuel Dodson by Ian MACLAREN, Jerry Bundler by W. W. JACOBS, The Treasure of Sacramento Nick by Guy BOOTHBY, The Joyous Comrade by I. ZANGWILL, The Love Adventures of Primrose Ward by L. T. MEADE, The Ambushed Enemy by Ada CAMBRIDGE, Pioneers of Nihilism by Fred WISHAW, The Pirate of Cliveden Beach by Grant ALLEN.
Original green cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated with view of Windsor Castle in gilt on front board, lettered in red and gilt. Light grazing on boards, a few light marks, very good.
219 THE WINDSOR MAGAZINE
Volume XXIII, December 1905 - May 1906
Volume XXIII, December 1905 - May 1906Contains:
Sophy of Kravonia by Anthony HOPE. First half of serialisation (Chapters I - XII). Illustrated.
Ulysses McCleod by Justus Miles FORMAN. Complete serialisation. Illustrated.
Short stories include: With the Night-Mail by Rudyard KIPLING, The "Bolsover" Prize by Eden PHILLPOTTS, The Making of a Man by Ian MACLAREN, The Golden Apple by Agnes & Egerton CASTLE, Winkiboo by Laurence HOUSMAN, The Superannuation Department A.D 1945 by E. F. BENSON, Lady Alicia’s Diamonds & The Absent-Minded Coterie by Robert BARR, In the Tunnel by T. W. HANSHEW, The Baby that Stood Between by Tom GALLON, The House of Silence by E. NESBIT, The Hidden Army by E. Phillips OPPENHEIM, Israels by Maarten MAARTENS
Articles include: A Corsair of the Dunes by S. R. CROCKETT. Original green cloth on bevelled board, lettered in red, with view of Windsor Castle in red on front board; black endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, cancelled prize plate on front free endpaper, very good
221 WOODROOFFE, Anne: Shades of Character; or, The Infant Pilgrim (1824)
Third Edition in Two Volumes: Hatchard & Son, 1836. Vignette title in each volume. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th brown leather over pale brown marbled boards. Light grazing, a few foxing spots, otherwise very good
Not in Wolff, who had one earlier title by Woodrooffe.
222 YATES, Edmund: Edmund Yates: His Recollections and Experiences (1884)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1885. Two volumes uniformly bound in grey cloth over pink and grey marbled boards, brown leather title labels on spines. Spines a little darkened, corners scuffed, very good.
Todd [2313/14]. First/only issues. Series half-titles bound in. Reminiscences of a novelist, with his experiences in the theatre and his friendship with Dickens etc.
* YATES, Edmund: see also item 194
223 YONGE, Charlotte M[ary]: The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest (1866)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Macmillan & Co., 1866. Two volumes in original blue cloth, blindstamped framing on board, lettered in gilt on spines, brown endpapers. Small nicks and tiny chips to spine ends, inscriptions (1866) on each front free endpaper, good.