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1 Hope, Ascott R: [ie Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff] Stories of Whitminster (1873)
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo 1874 Hardcover Good Book 
[Second Edition]. Illustrated. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, decoratively blocked in black and gilt; dark brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, front inner joint paper cracking (but joint tight), prize book plate for Mr Baillie's School, Morningside (July 1874), on front pastedown, good. An uncommon early collection of school stories (The Favourite; The Burglar; Tom, Dick, and Harry; A History of Hampers, The Misfortune of an Eleven; Cupboard Love; Little Monkeys; St Valentine's Day). The genre was made popular by Hughes's Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857) and Farrar's Eric; or, Little by Little (1858). 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Hope, Ascott R [ie Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff] With Lance and Sword or Old Tales of Chivalry Retold (1877 as Old Tales of Chivalry)
London Gall & Inglis 1895 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated, but prize plate dated 1895 on front free endpaper. 4 illustrations. Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, black and gilt. Gilt on front covered grazed, otherwise a clean, tight copy: very good. The stories are: The Knight of the Lion, Huon's Task, The Dragon of Rhodes, The Rescue of the Queen, Roland and Oliver, Florice and Blanchflower, The Ransonm, The Son of Amadis, The knight and the Abbot, Steel Heart, The Demon Knight, The Challenge. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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