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2 AGNUS, Orme [ie John HIGGINBOTHAM]: Jan Oxber (1900)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., nd [1900]. Illustrated by Bertha Newcombe. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, endpapers browned, signature on front free endpaper (1901), light foxing, good.
£30.00
Agnus/Higginbotham was a follower of Thomas Hardy, writing novels set in "Wessex" (Dorset and the South West), but generally less pessimistic in outlook. "Mr Orme Agnus dares to tread in Mr Hardy's footsteps, but with this difference, that his work is lighter, more laughable, less subjective" (The Morning Leader). Jan Oxber contains the title novel and four shorter pieces, set in "Barleigh" in Wessex.

3 AGNUS, Orme [ie John HIGGINBOTHAM]: The Prime Minister (1908)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1908. Illustrated. Original green cloth with blindstamped designs and small decorations in bright green on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, gift inscription (1908) on front free endpaper, foxing, good.
£36.00
Unlike Agnus's rural fiction, The Prime Minister is a sensational novel of crime, love and politics set in Westminster and beyond. Hrolf Calladen, the Prime Minister in question, murders a blackmailer who is threatening to reveal his bigamy.

Yellowback

4 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: The Constable of the Tower (1861)
Fourth Edition, Select Library of Fiction: Chapman & Hall, 1865. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Usual wear to paper along hinges, light edgewear and grazing to boards, otherwise a tight copy, good.
£36.00
Topp [III, p. 316].

5 ALDEN, W[illiam] L[ivingstone]: Told by the Colonel (1893)
First English Edition: McClure & Co., 1893. Illustrated. Original two-tone cloth: red boards lettered in black; blue spine, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks, very good.
£36.00
Tall stories told by a Yankee Colonel to a group of friends in Paris. Alden was American himself but spent the last years of his life in England, where he was a regular contributor to magazines such as The Strand.

6 ALEXANDER, Mrs [ie Annie HECTOR]: What Gold Cannot Buy (1895)
Second Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1895. Original red cloth with two blindstamped decorative panels on front board, lettered in black (gilt on spine). Corners rubbed, signature (1899) on front free endpaper, good.
£25.00
A hard-hearted and worldly mother disowns her son for marrying an "adventuress", but slowly recovers her humanity under the influence of an equally strong-minded companion.

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10 THE ARGOSY
Volumes 41 & 42, January - December 1886
Contains:
Lady Valeria by A. MOBERLEY. Complete serialisation.
Under Northern Skies by Charles W. WOOD. Travel writing by Mrs Henry Wood's son.
Short stories include:
An Oxford Idyll by Rosa N. CAREY, Mercedes by Rosa MacKenzie KETTLE, A Tragedy & Millicent's Folly by Mrs Henry WOOD, On Trial by Mrs HUNGERFORD. Two volumes uniformly bound in black leather over marbled boards. Extremities scuffed, some foxing, good.
£30.00
Moberly's Lady Valeria is a sensation novel: the heroine is an adventuress and the plot involves mesmerism and fraud.

11 ASHTON, Mark: Haggith Shy, Quakeress (1900)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1900. Blindstamped green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Owner's nameplate and undated inscription on front endpapers, very good.
£30.00
The heroine -- threatened with incarceration in an asylum by her wicked brother -- disguises herself as a man (Lionel Featherstonehaugh or "Lion"), and flees to Paris, just in time for the Franco-Prussian War. The book seems to be in a secondary (possibly remainder) binding, as there is no publisher's name on the spine.

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16 BARRETT, Frank [ie Frank DAVIS]: His Own Law (1914)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1914. Coloured frontispiece. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in black. A few light marks on boards, light foxing, good.
£45.00
A wildly improbable crime novel set in Cornwall. Features a cunning one-eyed hunchback with his own submarine.

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20 BENNETT, Arnold: Tales of the Five Towns (1905)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1905. Original light blue and white flecked cloth, with rose tree design and lettering in dark blue on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned/dulled, front free end paper removed, name stamp on prelims, foxing spots, good only.
£75.00
A scarce early title. Thirteen short stories, "At Home" and "Abroad".

21 BENNETT, Arnold: The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1907. Original navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, with small chip on corner at head and foot. Bottom free corner of front board knocked, edges of rear board lightly sunned, remains of Mudie's label on front pastedown, undated signature on front free endpaper, some foxing, fair/good.
£36.00

22 BENNETT, Arnold: Mr Prohack (1922)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1922. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown, bump to fore-edges, otherwise near fine.
£24.00
Eight page undated publisher's catalogue at end.

23 BESANT, Walter: The Fourth Generation (1900)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1900. Original light blue cloth, framed in darker blue and decorated with stylised lilies in paler blue; lettered in gilt. Spine sunned, inscription (1901) on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good.
£25.00
A late Besant novel on the themes of the corrupting influence of money, and of the baleful influence of one generations actions upon the next. Publisher's catalogue dated June 1900 bound in at end.

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Three-decker

26 BORROW, George: Lavengro; The Scholar--The Gypsy--The Priest (1851)
First Edition in Three Volumes: John Murray, 1851. Three volumes in original fine-ribbed blue-green cloth with blindstamped framing; paper title labels on spines; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, spines and board edges faintly sunned, paper labels rubbed, foxing on early pages: a good set in its original state.
£85.00
Wolff [598]. Publisher's catalogue present in Volumes I & II.

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28 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: The Lady's Mile (1866)
Stereotyped Edition: John & Robert Maxwell, 1878. Late C19th rebinding in black leather over bright green marbled boards. A little rubbed at head of spine, light pink stain on bottom edge of pages through first half on book, thus good only.
£30.00
Braddon's first (and successful) attempt to write a serious (rather than merely sensational) novel.

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30 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Charlotte's Inheritance (1868)
Stereotyped Edition: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd (c1875). Original green cloth, blocked in black, lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, corners rubbed, undated signatures on front endpapers, front inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight), good.
£45.00
The continuation of Birds of Prey, but in an earlier edition.

31 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Dead Sea Fruit (1868)
Stereotyped Edition: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd, c1875. Late C19th black leather over beaded black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Hinges rubbed with small repair at head of spine, good.
£30.00
A father and his son love the same woman.

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35 BURNAND, F[rancis] C[owley]: MoKeanna!, A Treble Temptation &c., &c., &c. (1873)
First Edition: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1873. Four double-page illustrations. Original maroon cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, cream endpapers. Lightly scuffed, donation bookplate on front pastedown, signature (1891) on verso of front free endpaper, very good.
£45.00
MoKeanna; or, The White Witness is a parody of the penny dreadful stories of G. W. M. Reynolds. It is followed by two parodies of Charles Reade: A Treble Temptation [ie A Terrible Temptation] and Chikkin Hazard [ie Foul Play]. The fourth story is The Barrows of Bordeaux; or, A Life's Mystery.

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37 BUXTON, B[ertha] H[enry] & W[illiam W[ilthew] FENN: A Noble Name: and How it Was Upheld (1883)
New and Revised Edition: John Hogg, nd (c1888). Original brown cloth, decorated with flowers in black and red, lettered in gilt on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, rubbed at foot of spine, two pages torn from publisher's catalogue, inscription (1890) on front free endpaper, good.
£20.00
First published in three volumes in 1883, with additional short stories by Fenn not included in this edition. Buxton wrote (very positively) of theatrical life in novels like Jennie of "The Prince's", Nell-- On and Off the Stage, and From the Wings. A Noble Name was her last completed work of fiction. Fenn was a contributor of stories and journalism to numerous Victorian journals.

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39 CHESTER, Greville John: Great Speculations. A Norfolk Novelette (1886)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1886. Original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt; patterned green endpapers. Rear board speckled, light scuffing, good.
£45.00
A murder story set in the small Norfolk town of Headingham. "As I have no doubt that my critics will pronounce the main incident upon which the ensuing Story hinges to be utterly improbable, if not impossible, I think it is best to state at once that it actually occurred" (Author's Preface).

40 CLARKE, Marcus: For the Term of His Natural Life (1874)
Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley, 1897. Original blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, inscription in pencil on title page, very good/near fine.
£36.00

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42 COSTELLO, Louisa Stuart: Catherine de Medicis; or, The Queen-Mother. A Romance (1841 as The Queen's Poisoner; or, France in the Sixteenth Century)
[Third Edition], Standard Novels, Volume 112: Richard Bentley, 1848. Preface to third edition (dated 1848). Half-title, series half-title, and frontispiece precede printed title. Mid C19th brown leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands on spine; blue marbled endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good.
£25.00

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44 CURWEN, Henry: Within Bohemia; or, Love in London (1876)
First Edition: Remington & Co., 1876. Original crimson cloth, with blindstamped framing and decoration on boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. Spine lightly sunned with small chip at head, light marks on endpapers, faint tanning of paper, otherwise good.
£85.00
"The tales in this volume were written...under the literary influence of Balzac and Poe." (Author's Preface). "[Curwen's] most readable work is the panorama of modern sexual behaviour in London, gathered as Within Bohemia" (Victorian Fiction).

45 CUTHELL, Edith E.: In Tent and Bungalow (1894)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1894. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in silver on spine. Extremities scuffed, small nicks on spine ends, a number of light marks on boards, occasional foxing spots and pencil marks in margins, undated signature on front free endpaper, good.
£25.00
Indian stories. Published anonymously as "by the author of Indian Idylls".

Three-decker

46 DAVIES, G[eorge] Christopher: The Golden Shaft (1875)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1875. Three volumes in original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, in gilt on spines; brown endpapers. Condition varies. Volume I - lacks front free endpaper and title page, inner joints cracking, fair. Volume II - small splits head/foot of spine, inner joints cracked: good. Volume III - small splits to cloth on hinges, inner joints cracking: good.
£45.00
Collates: I - [lacks prelims] + 286 pp; II - [ii] + 272 pp; III - [ii] + 288 pp. "A novel which dwells upon the details of unlawful love-making, which publishes the wiles of a very immodest flirt, and pictures the abandonment of an otherwise pure-minded girl to her passion, and tells of her voluntary and unconditional surrender, and describes all the exciting allurements and temptations which make the man's struggle with sensual passion all but hopeless, though without the stimulus or excuse of honest love, does anything but good service to morality ..." From a lengthy (and vitriolic) review in The Spectator.

47 DAVIS, Richard Harding: The Exiles and Other Stories (1894)
First English Edition: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1894. Original fine-ribbed olive green cloth with decorative border in red, black and yellow head and foot of front board and spine, lettered in black. Minimal scuffing, minimal foxing, near fine.
£25.00
Seven stories. The binding has Harpers name rather than Osgood's at the foot of the spine (Osgood had been Harpers' London agent): but the binding is completely different from that of the American first.

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49 DICKENS, Charles: American Notes and Reprinted Pieces
First Thus, Charles Dickens Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1868. Eight illustrations. Original grass green cloth on bevelled boards, decorated in black and lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Lightly rubbed at head of spine, paper lightly tanned throughout, very good.
£45.00
With a new postscript by Dickens, dated May 1868. First issue in this edition.

50 DICKENS, Mary Angela: Some Women's Ways (1896)
Second Edition, The Impressionist Series: Jarrold & Sons, 1896. Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Front free endpaper tipped in, faint tanning to page edges, otherwise good. £40.00
Collection of eight short stories by the granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

51 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: The Crime of the Century Being the Life Story of Richard Pigott (1904)
Original crimson cloth, illustrated in white, lettered in black (gilt on spine). Lightly grazed, foxing on early pages, two signatures on prelims, bookplate of Eric Quayle on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
£40.00
Crime novel. Eric Quayle was a well-known book-collector and author, who died in 2001.

Three-decker

52 DU MAURIER, George: Trilby (1894)
"Fourth" Edition in Three Volumes: Osgood McIlvaine & Co., 1894. Three volumes in original beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in blue on front boards and spines. Ancient repair to cloth along lower hinge on Volume I, cloth starting to split along lower hinge of Volume II. Spines a trifle darkened, free corners rubbed, small chips on spine ends, traces of W. H. Smith's labels on front pastedowns, light cracking of inner joint papers (all joints tight), light foxing: thus only a fair set.
£45.00
A sensational story of music and hypnotism. Binding/collation the same as for the first edition. Sadleir [1675] opines that the seven -- supposedly separate -- three-decker editions published in 1894 are in fact one single edition and part of the publisher's plan to "whip up" sales of the book. In support of this theory it is noticeable that the undated publisher's catalogue makes no mention at all of the book (by the fourth edition one might expect some reviews). Whatever the case, the three-decker edition(s) predate the illustrated one-volume edition in navy blue cloth (published in 1895) which is frequently misrepresented as the first, because of its lack of any edition statement at all.

53 DUDENEY, Mrs Henry [ie Alice DUDENEY]: Men of Marlowe's (1900)
First Edition: John Long, 1900. Original cream cloth, lettered and decorated in crimson on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine a little darkened and dulled, endpapers browned, good.
£40.00
A mixed collection of stories including some crime (the title is listed in Hubin): the connecting link being an imaginary Inn of Court called Marlowe's.

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56 EDWARDS, Amelia B[lanford]: Hand and Glove (1858)
First Edition: J & C. Brown, nd [1858]. Mid C19th brown leather over red marbled boards, decorated in gilt; black leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Some rubbing and scraping to surface of leather, armorial bookplate of Sir Norton Knatchbull on front pastedown, foxing, good.
£120.00
Sadleir incorrectly identifies the 1859 Darnton Parlour Library edition as the first. COPAC locates 3 copies of the J. C. Brown edition in UK libraries

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61 FOX-DAVIES, A[rthur] C[harles]: The Finances of Sir John Kynnersley (1908)
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908. Variant binding in light brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, small blindstamped flower design in centre of front board. Corners scuffed, a few light marks, first few pages have small nick at top, very good.
£45.00
Financial crime stories.

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63 GERARD, Dorothea: Things That Have Happened (1899)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1899. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, lightly marked on cloth, front free endpaper tipped in, good.
£25.00
A collection of fourteen short stories.

64 GERSTAECKER, Frederick: A Wife to Order (1860). Translated [from the German] by Edmund Routledge
[Unter dem Äquator, 1860]
First English Edition, [Railway Library]: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1860. Rebound in mid C19th grey cloth over green boards, paper label on spine. Spine darkened and label rubbed/indistinct, corners rubbed, piece chipped from inner edge of paper on front pastedown, good.
£25.00
A novel largely set in and around Batavia (Jakarta) in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia).

65 GIFT, Theo [ie Theodora BOULGER]: Lil Lorimer (1885)
New Edition: Ward & Downey, 1887. Original crimson cloth with raised and blindstamped decorative panels on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; decorated endpapers. Corners and spine ends rubbed, inscription (1898) on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
£30.00

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67 GORE, Mrs [Catherine]: Self; or, The Narrow, Narrow World (1845 as Self)
[
Reprint]: G. Routledge & Co., 1856. Bound with:
DUMAS, Alexandre:
The Chevalier d'Harmental; or, The Conspirators (1847)
[
Le Chevalier D'Harmental, 1842]
[Parlour Library, later issue]: Thomas Hodgson, nd (c1860). Bound with:
IRVING, Washington:
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq. (1819)
[
Parlour Library]: Simms & McIntyre, 1850. Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th crimson leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title label on spine. Undated signatures on prelims, very good.
£60.00

68 GRAHAM, R[obert] B[ontine] Cunninghame: The Ipané (1899)
First Edition, The Over-Seas Library: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated in red and green. Editor's introduction to the series on front endpapers. Spine a little dulled, some marks on corner of rear board, good.
£36.00
Graham's first collection of stories and sketches.

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70 GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur: Criminals I Have Known (1895)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1895. Illustrated. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; publisher's brown-and-white monogrammed endpapers. Spine sunned and rubbed at foot, a few marks on cloth, light foxing, armorial bookplate of John Rashleigh on front pastedown, good.
£45.00
Sixty-two stories and sketches of criminals and crime.

71 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories (1900)
First Edition: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900. Illustrated. Original blue-black cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt: black endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good.
£30.00
Contains three short novels: Black Heart and White Face, Elissa & The Wizard. The last had previously appeared in book form in America in 1896.

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73 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: Moon of Israel A Tale of the Exodus (1918)
First Edition: John Murray, 1918. Original light blue cloth, lettered in dark blue. Spine faintly sunned, minimal scuffing, otherwise very good.
£25.00

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Signed Card

76 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider
White card, with address embossed in black ("North Lodge, St Leonards on Sea"). Signed:
H. Rider Haggard, 1920.
£95.00
Haggard moved to North Lodge in 1918.

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79 HATTON, Joseph: Kites and Pigeons. A Novelette (1872)
First Edition: John Camden Hotten, nd [1872]. Illustrated by Sambourne. Late C19th red leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Light scuffing, small binder's label on front pastedown, very good.
£50.00

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83 HOCKING, Silas K[itto]: Tales of a Tin Mine (1898)
First Edition: Horace Marshall & Sons, 1898. Illustrated. Original illustrated light green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Spine lightly sunned, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
£30.00

84 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volumes I - VI (1 - 6), March 1850 - February 1853
Short fiction includes: Lizzie Leigh, The Well of Pen-Morfa, The Heart of John Middleton, Our Society at Cranford, A Love Affair at Cranford, Visiting at Cranford & The Great Cranford Panic by Mrs GASKELL, Loaded Dice & The Young Advocate by Catherine CROWE, The Miner's Daughters, The Last of a Long Line, The Warilows of Welland & The Duke's Agent by William HOWITT, The Home of Woodruffe the Gardener, A Real Sister of Charity, The Highest House in Wathendale & The Fortunes of the Reverend Caleb Ellison by Harriet MARTINEAU, My Mahogany Friend by Mary BOYLE and Charles DICKENS, The Spendthrift's Daughter by Anne MARSH [-CALDWELL], A Terribly Strange Bed by Wilkie COLLINS, The Three Sisters, My Fortune & Berthalde Reimer's Voice by Georgiana CRAIK, Miss Harrington's Prediction by Eliza Lynn LINTON, The Captain's Prisoner by George Augustus SALA.
Articles by Charles DICKENS, Mrs GASKELL, Harriet MARTINEAU, George Augustus SALA.
Extra Christmas Number for 1852 bound in chronological sequence.
Extra Christmas Number for 1853, A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire bound in at the end of Volume VI. Includes The Poor Relation's Story & The Child's Story by Charles DICKENS, The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth GASKELL, The Deaf Playmate's Story by Harriet MARTINEAU.
Six volumes in original green cloth, blindstamped on boards, lettered in gilt; white or yellow endpapers. Corners a little rubbed, some darkening of cloth.
Volume I: spine ends repaired and inner joints reinforced, good
Volume II: rebacked, inner joints reinforced, good.
Volume III: inner joints reinforced, good.
Volume IV: very good.
Volume V: Dickens Fellowship plate on front pastedown, very good.
Volume VI: very good.
£100.00

85 HUME, Fergus: The White Prior. A Family Mystery (1895)
Yellowback: Frederick Warne & Co., nd [1898]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners worn on free corners, hinges lightly rubbed, otherwise very good. £45.00
Topp [IV, p. 238]. The publisher’s catalogue contains new titles issued in 1898.

86 JACKSON, J[ames] Dodd: £50,000 and Other Stories (1902)
First Edition, Popular Stories No XVI: Arthur H. Stockwell, 1902. Frontispiece. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Paper lightly tanned throughout, hand-typed prize plate on front free endpaper, good.
£36.00

87 JACOB, Violet: Tales of My Own Country (1922)
First Edition: John Murray, 1922. Original red cloth with decorative framing in black on front boards and spine, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, gilt oxidised on spine, moderate foxing/spotting on early pages, otherwise very good.
£36.00
Eleven short stories with Scottish settings.

88 JAMES, Charles T[homas] C[lement]: On Turnham Green Being the Adventures of a Gentleman of the Road (1895)
Second Edition: Bliss, Sands & Foster, 1895. Original grass green cloth with figure of masked highwayman on front board, lettered in black. Corners scuffed, traces of removed plate on front free endpaper, undated signature on half-title and first page of text, good.
£25.00
Adventures of a highwayman on the road from London to Bath, at the end of the eighteenth century. For more on highwaymen, see item 220.

89 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: Agincourt (1844)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1852. Bound with
Sir Theodore Broughton; or, Laurel Water (1848)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1853. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th crimson leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title label on spine. Spine lightly sunned, minimal foxing, owners' signatures (1854 etc) on prelims and first page of text, otherwise very good.
£40.00

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92 JEROME, Jerome K[lapka]: Told After Supper (1891)
First Edition: Leadenhall Press, 1891. "96 or 97 illustrations". Text printed in dark blue on light blue paper. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise a clean tight copy: very good.
£36.00

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94 JONES, Hannah Maria: The Gipsey Chief; or The Haunted Oak. A Tale of Other Days (1840)
First Edition: George Virtue, nd [1840]. Frontispiece, vignette title and 7 (of 8) plates. Mid C19th dark green leather over green-black cloth, gilt decorations and title on spine. Extremities scuffed, lacks plate facing p.31, a number of pages professionally repaired on edges etc (including vignette title which had portion torn away top right); a good reading copy.
£45.00
Jones was one of the few women authors to succeed in the "penny dreadful" market: she produced a series of melodramatic novels (often issued in penny parts) in the 1830s and 1840s.

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Inscribed by Author

96 KENNARD, Mrs Edward [ie Mary KENNARD]: Sporting Tales (1893)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1893. Original green cloth, with blindstamped panels of leaves on front board, lettered in black and gilt. Board edges damp marked, otherwise a tight copy, fair/good. Rhyming inscription on verso of front free endpaper reads: A little book/And yet it took/A good, long time to write./Still if it please/And dull care flees/My toil will then seem light/Mary E. Kennard.
£36.00

97 KENNARD, Mrs Edward [ie Mary KENNARD]: The Plaything of an Hour and Other Stories (1895)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1895. Original green cloth, with blindstamped panels of leaves on front board, lettered in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed, front free endpaper tipped in, good.
£40.00
An uncommon title by Kennard: a collection of fifteen short stories.

98 KENT, Edward: A Lawful Crime: A Story of To-Day (1899)
First Edition: Leadenhall Press, 1899. Unattributed silhouette illustrations. Original pale blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine yellowed, front inner joint paper just starting to crack, good.
£35.00
The heroine is imprisoned in an attempt to force her into an illegal marriage. Listed in Hubin.

99 KERNAHAN, [John] Coulson: The Duel (1906)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. Original red cloth with blindstamped art nouveau designs on front board and spine, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt: spine sunned, gift inscription (1914) on front pastedown, good. Original glassine dustwrapper: torn with top 4 cms missing from spine, fair.
£36.00
Even in its torn state the early dustwrapper is an unusual survival. A short novel on a religious theme.

100 KERNAHAN, [John] Coulson: The Dumpling. A Detective Love Story of a Great Labour Uprising (1906)
Third Impression: Cassell & Co., 1906. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. Original black cloth with sinister Napoleon-like face of the Dumpling on glazed paper inset on front board, lettered in white. Spine lettering rubbed away, rubbed on corners at head of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, a good reading copy of a scarce title
£36.00
Crime, romance, politics and science fiction combined: in the near future the Napoleonic Dumpling leads the people in a revolution against the monarchy.

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103 LE FREE, Richard [ie Richard William Free]: The History of a Walking Stick in Ten Notches (1886)
First Edition: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1886. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown patterned endpapers. Verso of front free endpaper has evidence of removed bookplate, light foxing, otherwise very good.
£36.00
A young city clerk retrieves a walking stick from a pond: the grateful owner befriends him and regales him with ten stories.

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105 LEIGHTON, Marie Connor: Sealed Lips (1906)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1906. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. Original light brown cloth, framed and decorated in black, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, a little dulled, otherwise good.
£36.00
Crime novel by one of the authors of Convict 99.

106 LIPSETT, Caldwell: Where the Atlantic Meets the Land (1896)
First Edition, Keynote Series: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. Original light green cloth, lettered and decorated in pink. Light knocks to edges, spine lettering dulled/rubbed, trace of removed labels on front free endpaper, university library stamp on half title (no other library marks), good.
£25.00
Stories set in Donegal.

107 LITTLECHILD, Chief Inspector [John George]: The Reminiscences of Chief Inspector Littlechild (1894)
Second Edition: Leadenhall Press, 1894. Original yellow cloth, framed and decorated in black; title printed in black on pale blue paper labels applied to front board and spine. Spine darkened, boards lightly marked, square corner of front free endpaper excised, good.
£25.00
True crimes related as lively short stories. Dedicated to "possible criminals".

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110 THE LONDON LIBRARY. Complete Stories. Fourth Quarterly Volume (1881)
J. & R. Maxwell/George Vickers, nd (c1881). Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt, with small portrait of girl's head on glazed paper inset on front board; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inscription (1881) on front free endpaper, a little foxing, otherwise good.
£50.00
Thirteen American dime novels (or extended short stories), nos 40 - 52 in the sequence. The stories were originally issued individually (in wrappers) on a monthly basis, and then collected in volume form quarterly.

111 THE LONDON MAGAZINE OF LIGHT LITERATURE
[Volume III] London Tales, Sketches Poetry and Travels (1877)
James Blackwood & Co., nd [1877]. Illustrated. Original orange cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Some light marks on boards, small ink stain at head of spine, light foxing, good.
£40.00
Contains: Mayfair A London Tale by George Frederick PARDON. Complete serialisation; various short stories by minor writers; sketches by Charles H. ROSS, Cuthbert BEDE; numerous poems.

112 LONDON SOCIETY
Volume VIII (8), July - December 1865.
Short stories include:
Faithful and True by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Fast and Firm by Emily JOLLY, George Venn and the Ghost by Dutton COOK.
Christmas Number for 1865 bound in at end. Contents include:
What Came of Killing a Rich Uncle One Christmas Time by Mark LEMON, Snowed Up with a Burglar by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Christmas at Oldminster by Mary HOWITT, Over the Snow by Angelo J. LEWIS, The Other Mrs Johnson by William BROUGH.
Mid-C19th tan leather over green cloth-covered boards, red leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, plates browned (as always), signature (1866) on front free endpaper, very good.
£30.00

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114 LOWNDES, Mrs Belloc [Marie]: The Uttermost Farthing (1908)
First Edition, Heinemann's Shorter Novels Series: William Heinemann, 1908. Original patterned green cloth, with gilt decorative panel on front board and on spine. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, very good.
£30.00
A married woman and her lover elope: on their train journey death unexpectedly intervenes.

115 THE LUDGATE MONTHLY
Volume IV (4), November 1892 - April 1893
Contains:
The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by C. L. PIRKIS. Three stories in ongoing series (The Black Bag, Troyte's Hill, The Redhill Sisterhood)
Leaves from the Life of Captain Tom Holybone by Guy CLIFFORD. Nos 2 - 6 in series.
Short stories include:
The Mystery of Langthorne Place by Richard DOWLING, For Her Husband's Sake & The Userer's Daughter by Charles J. MANSFORD, Hertford O'Donnell's Warning* by Mrs J. H. RIDDELL, One Eye and a Green Cap by Edmund YATES, The Queen's Cadet by James GRANT.
Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, with vignette of London on spine. Lightly marked on board edges, otherwise good.
£36.00
*Originally appeared in the 1867 Christmas Number of London Society.

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117 MAARTENS, Maarten [ie Joost Marius Willem VAN DER POORTEN-SCHWARTZ]: The Greater Glory. A Story of High Life (1894)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1894. Two volumes bound as one in maroon cloth over glazed beaded black cloth. Light edgewear, foxing spots, good.
£20.00
Todd [2965/66]. First/only issues. Series half-titles bound in.

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119 MALET, Lucas [ie Mary St Leger HARRISON]: The Gateless Barrier (1900)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1900. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, corners scuffed, undated signature on front pastedown, very good.
£30.00
Spiritualist/supernatural romance in which will-power and intense love are used to bring back a girl from beyond the barrier of death. Publisher's catalogue for August 1900 bound in at end.

120 MARNAN, Basil: A Fair Freebooter (1902)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1901. Original blue cloth, illustrated (a hooded and robed figure) in white and pale blue, lettered in white and gilt. Spine just faintly sunned, a little foxing, otherwise very good/near fine.
£65.00
An episodic crime novel set in South Africa, featuring Jessica Darrell, a seemingly innocent young lady, who works as secretary to a local magistrate, while surreptitiously masterminding a host of criminal activities.

121 MARRYAT, Florence: For Ever and Ever. A Life Drama (1866)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1895). Original crimson cloth with raised pattern of chrysanthemums on front board. Lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), signature (1951) on front free endpaper, very good.
£45.00

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123 MARRYAT, Florence: The Prey of the Gods (1871)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1895). Original crimson cloth with raised pattern of chrysanthemums on front board. Lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, front inner joint papers chipped, otherwise very good.
£45.00

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127 MARRYAT, Florence: My Own Child (1876)
[
Reprint]: Lewis's [ie R. E. King], nd (c1900). Early C20th brown cloth over yellow marbled boards; green leather title label on spine. Label rubbed on right edge, inner joint papers cracked with some gum residue, paper faintly tanned throughout, fair/good.
£20.00

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Two-decker

129 MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick]: The Settlers in Canada. Written for Young People (1844)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844. Frontispiece in each volume. Mid C20th rebinding in deep turquoise leather over green cloth, lettered in silver on spines. Minimal scuffing to corners, faint foxing: otherwise a clean, tight set: very good.
£45.00
Sadleir [1597] in original cloth with catalogue dated September 1844. In this copy: 32 page catalogue, dated July 1845 bound in at the end of volume I.

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133 MOORE, F[rank] Frankfort: The Impudent Comedian and Others (1897)
First Edition: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth lettered and illustrated in black and gilt. Small chip at head of spine, a little foxing, endpapers browned, very good.
£36.00
Stories of theatrical life centred on real actors and actresses: Nell Gwyn, David Garrick, Peg Woffington, Sarah Siddons etc.

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136 MOORE, Thomas: The Epicurean. A Tale (1827)
Third Edition: Joseph Engelmann (Heidelberg), 1828. Mid C19th black leather over marbled board; brown endpapers, red leather title label on spine. Boards grazed, left edge of title label rubbed, light foxing, good.
£30.00
The hero, Alciphron, travels to Egypt in search of the secret of eternal life.

137 MUNRO, H[ector] H[ugh], "Saki": Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914)
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914. Original blue cloth, with blindstamped framing and gilt lettering on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, a few foxing spots, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy: very good.
£45.00
Contains some of Saki's best known stories, including The Open Window & The Story Teller.

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139 MURRAY, David Christie: The Way of the World (1884)
[
Reprint]: Chatto & Windus, 1918. Original light green cloth, lettered in yellow. Spine lightly sunned, light marks on boards, otherwise good.
£20.00

140 NESBIT, E[dith]: Wet Magic (1913)
First Edition: T. Werner Laurie, nd [1913]. Fourteen illustrations (including two which fold out) by H. R. Millar. Original fine-ribbed red cloth framed, illustrated (children riding sea-horses, mermaid) and lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, a few light marks, light foxing/tanning, very good.
£45.00
Four children rescue a mermaid from a circus and are rewarded with a trip to a magical undersea world. One of Nesbit's lesser known late titles.

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142 THE NOVELETTE LIBRARY
The Novelette Library of Original and Complete Novels by Popular Authors for Family Reading
Volume II, 1878.
Contains eight novelettes, including: Love Your Lord by Jean MIDDLEMASS, Under the Sword by Elizabeth J. LYSAGHT, All for Him by Mrs George SIMS, Hard to Win by RITA & A Dangerous Bouquet by E. S. DREWRY.
Original green cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, with small illustration on glazed paper inset on front board; black endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few marks on boards, otherwise good.
£25.00

143 THE NOVELETTE LIBRARY
The Family Novelette Library Containing Original & Complete High Class Novels...
Volume XI (11), December 1880
Contains thirteen novelettes, illustrated, by minor novelists (Emile Searchfield, F. H. Stuart etc), including:
The Lily Queen by RITA.
Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, with small illustration on glazed paper inset on front board; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few marks on boards, otherwise good.
£25.00

144 THE NOVELETTE LIBRARY
The Family Novelette Library Containing Original & Complete High Class Novels...
Volume XV (15), December 1881
Contains thirteen novelettes, illustrated, by minor novelists (Edith M. Flanagan, Mrs George Fields etc), including:
"For Ever and Ever" by RITA.
Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, with small illustration on glazed paper inset on front board; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few marks on boards, otherwise good.
£25.00

145 OHNET, Georges [ie George HENOT]: The Woman of Mystery (1903). Translated [from the French] by Fred. Rothwell, B. A.
[
Les Battailes de la Vie: La Ténébreuse, 1901]
First English Edition
: Chatto & Windus, 1903. Title page printed in red and black. Original crimson cloth with woman's head filling front board, lettered in white and gilt. Scuffed and bumped, cloth speckled on rear board, inner joint papers cracked, signatures on front free endpapers, good.
£36.00
Crime novel. Listed in Hubin. One of the series of novels (The Battles of Life) which include Ohnet's best-known works, such as Dr Rameau and The Ironmaster.

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147 ONIONS, Oliver: Tales from a Far Riding (1902)
First Edition: John Murray, 1902. Title page printed in red and black. Original brown cloth with wavy-line borders and lettering in yellow on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly rubbed on ends and lightly sunned, otherwise good.
£36.00
Five "long" stories.

148 OUIDA [ie Marie Louise DE LA RAMEE]: Street Dust and Other Stories (1901)
First Edition: F. V. White/George Bell, 1901. Original grey-green cloth with blindstamped flower design and white lettering on front board, gilt lettering on spine. Extremities scuffed, white lettering a little rubbed, paper lightly browned throughout, good.
£36.00
Wolff [5346]. Five short stories.

149 PAIN, Barry: One Kind and Another (1914)
First Edition: Martin Secker, 1914. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in white, gilt on spine. Spine sunned, boards edges lightly sunned, foxing on early pages, good.
£40.00
Short stories both comic -- and detective.

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151 THE PALL MALL MAGAZINE
Volume XXXVI (36), July - December 1905
Contains:
A Thief in the Night Further Episodes in the Career of A. J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman by E. W. HORNUNG. Final three stories in series.
Kipps. The Story of a Simple Soul by H. G. WELLS. Second half and conclusion of serialisation.
The Trials of Commander McTurk by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE. Start of series of stories.
Short stories include:
Charley's Coup, Demetrios Contos & Yellow Handkerchief by Jack LONDON, The Odd Money, The Guardian of the Bull, The Horse-Shoe & Lydford Law by Eden PHILLPOTTS, Genevieve's Escapade by Mrs MOLESWORTH, His Tale of Bricks & Teacher and Taught by Arthur MORRISON, The Caribou Stand by Elizabeth ROBINS, The Watch-Tower by Violet JACOB, Septimus Septimusson by E. NESBIT (illustrated by W. Heath ROBINSON), The Story of the Great Hail-Gamble by Maarten MAARTENS, The Gardener by Barry PAIN.
Early C20th red leather over beaded grey-green cloth; raised bands and elaborate gilt blocking on spine; marbled endpapers. Light rubbing, very good.
£25.00

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156 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Summer 1892
Short stories include: Miss Wainwright by James PAYN, The Eight o'Clock Rush by David Christie MURRAY, A Double-Barrelled Ghost by I. ZANGWILL, A Foggy Wedding by G. R. SIMS, The Dog That was Hung by Richard PRYCE, The Folly of Alfred Crump by Barry PAIN. Articles include: Charles Dickens at Gad's Hill by George Augustus SALA. Original illustrated card wrapper. Evidence of removed tape along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£20.00

157 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1896
Short stories include: I Was a Stranger by Gilbert PARKER, A Frog Chorus by Ernest G. HENHAM, Mr Jedison's Adventure by G. B. BURGIN, The Lay Figure by Z. Z., The Rontgen Ray-der by Mr. M--, etc. Original illustrated card wrapper. Remains of glue (from removed tape) along spine edge, backstrip chipped, good.
£20.00
The Röntgen Ray-der is an early Sherlock Holmes parody featuring "Shylock Bones".

158 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1897
Short stories include: The Man That Died at Alma by Gilbert PARKER, The Power of Philip Wade by Tom GALLON, Crucifixion by Ernest G. HENHAM, The Green Light by Barry PAIN.
Original illustrated card wrapper. Remains of glue (from removed tape) along spine edge, backstrip very chipped, good.
£18.00

159 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Summer 1898
Short stories include: The Treasure Fishing by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE, The First Lesson by F. Frankfort MOORE, The Song That Reached My Heart by Julian CROSKEY, The Hatter of Howlong by Morley ROBERTS, A Matrimonial Misadventure by Ernest G. HENHAM, As the Twig is Bent by Tom GALLON. In a larger format that the other annuals here, and illustrated in blue and white. Spine repaired with paper, otherwise good.
£18.00

160 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1899
Short stories include: The Blood Debt by Ernest FAVENC, The Humour of Mrs Mainwaring-Gull by Edgar JEPSON, The Naked Men of the Night by L. H. De VISME SHAW. Original illustrated card wrapper. Evidence of removed tape along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£18.00

161 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1900 - 1901
Short stories include: Old Man of Four Corners by G. B. BURGIN, On the Island of Shadows by Ernest FAVENC, The Basilisk of the Grange by Emeric HULME-BEAMAN. Original illustrated card wrapper. Remains of glue (from removed tape) along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£18.00

162 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1901 - 1902
Short stories include: The Girl Body-Stealer by Ernest FAVENC, The Sob of the Lay-Figure by Emeric HULME-BEAMAN. Original illustrated card wrapper. Evidence of removed tape along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£18.00

163 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Summer 1902 (Coronation Year)
Short stories include: McWhirter's Wraith by Ernest FAVENC, Lord Bellamy and His Valet by Roy HORNIMAN, Gautier's Last Dance by Ridgwell CULLUM. Original illustrated card wrapper. Evidence of removed tape along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£18.00

164 PHIL MAY'S ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL, Winter 1903 - 1904
Short stories include: What the Rats Brought by Ernest FAVENC, Varin the Devil-Worshipper by Henry HERING. Original illustrated card wrapper. Area of surface damage to front cover ("restored" by previous owner), evidence of removed tape along spine edge, most of backstrip missing, otherwise good.
£15.00

Yellowback

165 PHILLIPS, F[rederick] C[harles]: The Dean and His Daughter (1887)
Yellowback: Ward & Downey, nd (c1887). Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Small losses on spine ends, but only minimal wear to hinges, and boards are clean and bright, contents clean and tight: good/very good.
£30.00
Topp [VIII, p. 324] referencing Wolff's later copy (1888).

166 PHILLPOTTS, Eden: A Tiger's Cub (1892)
First Edition, Three-and-Sixpenny Series: J. W. Arrowsmith (Bristol), nd [1892]. Four illustrations by Dudley Hardy. Original pale orange-tan cloth lettered and illustrated in black and blue (gilt on spine). First/last leaves used as pastedowns (ie first recto is the half-title, followed by six pages of prelims), with booklists etc. Light scuffing, light foxing, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, very good.
£45.00
Phillpotts's third novel: a "locked-room" mystery.

167 PHILLPOTTS, Eden: The Transit of the Red Dragon and Other Stories (1903)
First Edition, Three-and-Sixpenny Series: J. W. Arrowsmith (Bristol), 1903. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth lettered and decorated in deep pink on front board, in gilt on spine. Front pastedown stained by removal of bookplate; small hole in front free endpaper, corner cut from top edge of half title. These faults apart, a clean tight copy: good.
£30.00
Three short novels: The Heart of the Scorpion, The Transit of the Red Dragon & The Mystery of the Toadstone.

168 PRESCOTT, E. Livingston [ie Edith Katherine SPICER-JAY]: Red-Coat Romances (1898)
First Edition: Frederick Warne & Co., 1898. Illustrated. Title page printed in red and black. Original red cloth, white panel on front board, lettered in gilt; publisher's own monogrammed green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, bookseller's stamp on front pastedown, very good.
£30.00
"This volume is a collection of stories from the many-sided life of a soldier, redolent with the bustle of the barracks, the grim reality of battle, the rollicking camaraderie of a foreign station, and the chivalry and adventure incident to the career of romance that make up the life of a redcoat". (Publisher's blurb).

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170 Q [ie Arthur Thomas QUILLER-COUCH]: Corporal Sam and Other Stories (1910)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1910. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, initials (1911) on front free endpaper, a little foxing, very good.
£25.00
Collection of ten stories including one supernatural item: Mutual Exchange Limited.

Yellowback

171 READE, Compton: Take Care Whom You Trust (1872)
New Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1891. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Usual light rubbing to paper on edges, hinges and spine ends, but front board is bright, contents clean and tight: good.
£36.00
Compton was Charles Reade's nephew. Like his uncle he wrote in the sensational mode: but of the clergy, their money wants, blackmail, gambling etc. "Devilish," exclaimed honest Mr. Gubbins. "My dear sir, in future put not your trust in parsons". Originally serialised in The Dark Blue.

Penny Dreadful

172 REYNOLDS, G[eorge] W[illiam] McArthur]: Mysteries of the Court of London (1849 - 56)
New Edition: John Dicks, nd (c1890?). 52 engravings per volume. Eight volumes in original dark green cloth, on bevelled boards with blindstamped framing, gilt vignette in centre of front boards, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt on spines; all but volume 1 have yellow endpapers. Volume I has a slightly small case than the other volumes, Volume V has a crack to the rear inner joint paper; Volume VIII is sunned to grey-green; generally spines lightly sunned, foxing spots: still a very good set.
£450.00
A massive work consisting of four linked series (or novels).

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Yellowback

174 RICHARD-HENRY [ie Richard BUTLER & Henry Chance NEWTON]: Misery Junction and Other Stage Stories (1889)
Yellowback: John P. Fuller, nd. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners rubbed, several large chips to paper on spine, otherwise good.
£36.00
COPAC records various copies, with attributed dates of 1889, 1890 and 1895. There is no indication of date or edition status in this copy.

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178 RITA [ie Eliza HUMPHREYS]: Conjugal Rights and Other Stories (1922)
Second Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd [1922]. Original maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. First/last pages used as pastedowns. Gilt generally dulled, good
£25.00
A scarce collection of stories dealing with marriage breakdown: Conjugal Rights, Decree Nisi, The Custody of the Child, A Brief for the Defence, A Turn of the Cards, The Unexpected Happens, The House Without a Clock.

Three-decker

179 ROBINSON, Emma: Whitefriars; or, The Days of Charles the Second. An Historical Romance (1844)
Third Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn, 1850. Three volumes uniformly bound in tan leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title labels on spines, brown endpapers. Small chips on title labels; corners rubbed, a little edgewear, undated signatures on front pastedowns, light browning and foxing in text. A tight set, good/very good.
£75.00
Sadleir [2079], also the third edition, but dated 1844. Half-titles not called for.

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181 THE ROYAL MAGAZINE
Volumes I, II, III & IV, November 1898 - October 1900.
Contains:
The Bushrangers by Harry B. VOGEL. Complete serialisation.
The Woman of Death by Guy BOOTHBY. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include:
Aeolf the Martyr & How I Found the Gallows Mine by A. W. MARCHMONT, A Coward's Tragedy by Tom GALLON, The Tiger Lily by E. & H. HERON, The Saints' Rest by W. L. ALDEN, The Trappist's Vow & Juliette A Tale of the Terror by Baroness ORCZY, Checked by Chance, The Revenge of Chief Warder Langton & Pedro de Soto by Victor L. WHITCHURCH, The Moon-Curse & The Captive Maid by Beatrice HERON-MAXWELL, The Curate and the Actress, Sword and Mitre, The Malediction, The Red Owl, The Evidence of a Sword & Out of the Dice Box by Rafael SABATINI, A Repentant Rogue by Ethel M. DELL, The Fortune Teller & Bluff by M. McDonnell BODKIN, A Signal Success by R. Austin FREEMAN, The Begum's Diamond by John K. LEYS.
Four volumes in original grey-green cloth, illustrated and lettered in red, black and yellow. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, otherwise clean, tight, very good.
£75.00

182 SAUNDERS, Katherine: Gideon's Rock and Other Tales (1874)
First Edition: Henry S. King, 1874. Original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; black endpapers. Corners and spine ends rubbed, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, a little shaken, good.
£36.00
The title story originally appeared as the 1870 Christmas Number (Good Cheer) of Good Words. The author was the daughter of another novelist, John Saunders.

183 SCOTT, Sir Walter: Paul's Letters to His Kinsfolk (1816)
First Edition: Archibald Constable & Co. (Edinburgh)/Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and John Murray (London ), 1816. Later binding in green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light mark on rear board, moderate foxing, pages wrinkled, small nick at head of spine, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, good.
£45.00
Scott's own experiences of the aftermath of Napoleon's Hundred Days and the Battle of Waterloo, written up in semi-fictional form. Published anonymously.

Inscribed by author

184 SHERINGHAM, Hugh [Tempest] & Nevil MEAKIN: The Court of Sacharissa A Midsummer Idyll Compiled Out of the Traditions of the Irresponsible Club (1904)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1904. Original green cloth, with small landscape scene in blue, lettered in gilt. Spine very faintly sunned, light foxing, very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To William Senior from Hugh Sheringham. A slight acknowledgement of very many hours rendered happy by the pen of "Red Spinner".
£40.00
Sheringham was editor of The Field and an well-known writer on angling. William Senior was angling editor (and later general editor) for the same magazine and used the name pseudonym "Red Spinner". The Court of Sacharissa is a whimsical novel, with characters called The Exotic, The Mime, The Major, The Ambassador -- and of course, Sacharissa. Angling is mentioned.

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187 SIMS, George R[obert]: Memoirs of a Landlady (1894)
First Edition, Yellowback Issue: Chatto & Windus, 1894. Chatto "remainder" binding: red cloth with vase of flowers and lettering in gilt. Spine a little darkened, a few light marks, oval bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper, very good.
£40.00
Topp [III, p. 231]. The book was issued in cloth and as a yellowback. From a number of similar copies in this style that I have seen, I assume that this binding was applied to (remaindered) yellowback copies to turn them into cloth-bound copies.

188 SIMS, George R[obert]: My Two Wives and Other Stories (1894)
First Edition, Yellowback Issue: Chatto & Windus, 1894. Late C19th blue-black leather over purple cloth; brown leather title label on spine. Spine a little sunned, lightly scuffed, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, good.
£36.00
Topp [III, p. 228]. Like Memoirs of a Landlady (item 187 above), My Two Wives was issued both in cloth and as a yellowback. This copy, unlike the one above, has been more traditionally rebound in leather by a private bookbinder. A collection of ten stories.

189 SMART, Hawley: Broken Bonds (1874)
New Edition, Select Library of Fiction: Ward, Lock & Co, nd (c1882).
Original turquoise cloth, elaborately decorated in red and brown, and lettered in gilt; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, tiny chip on corner at head of spine, undated inscription on front free endpaper, very good.
£25.00
Crime and romance: the hero is imprisoned for forgery. Coding on final page of text suggests the date of this edition is 1882.

190 SMART, Hawley: Tie and Trick A Melodramatic Story (1885)
[
First One Volume Edition]: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Original dark green cloth with thin black line border, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good.
£40.00
First published in three volumes in the same year.

191 SMITH, Albert: The Adventures of Mr Ledbury (1844), The Fortunes of the Scattergood Family (1845), The Struggles and Adventures of Christopher Tadpole (1848),
The Pottleton Legacy (1849)
New Editions: George Routledge & Co., nd (c1880). Four volumes uniformly bound in tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands, green leather title labels and elaborated gilt decorations on spines; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Light scuffing to extremities, foxing on prelims, armorial bookplates of Robert Loder (of Wakehurst Place) on front pastedowns, a very good set.
£75.00

192 ST AUBYN, Alan [ie Frances L. MARSHALL]: The Loyal Hussar and Other Stories (1900)
First Edition: Digby, Long & Co, 1900. Original beige cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated in brown and lettered in red; flower-patterned endpapers. Spine a trifle darkened, edges tanned on first seventy pages, otherwise very good.
£36.00
Not in Wolff, who had a dozen of this author's books.

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194 STERNE, Laurence: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761 - 67) and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768) with a Life of the Author by Sir Walter Scott
First Thus
: Alfred Thomas Crocker, 1867. Frontispiece of author. Original royal blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, ends of inner joint papers starting to crack (but joints tight), good.
£25.00
An attractive Victorian edition.

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197 SUNLIGHT YEAR BOOK for 1898
First Edition: Lever Brothers (Port Sunlight), 1898.
Contains:
Burger's Secret by A. Conan DOYLE. Original decorated red cloth. Paper lightly tanned throughout, paper lightly cracked on front inner joint, but boards clean and bright: very good.
£25.00
Doyle wrote the short story especially for this book, which otherwise comprises "a treasury of useful information of value to all members of the household". An attractive copy of a cheaply produced book which often turns up in relatively poor condition.

198 SWAN, Annie S[hepherd]: Anne Hyde Travelling Companion (1908)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Illustrated. Title page printed in red and black. Original illustrated crimson cloth, lettered in black (gilt on spine). Spine faintly sunned, very good.
£25.00
Twelve linked stories following Anne Hyde around Europe and America.

Presentation Copy

199 SWAN, Annie S[hepherd]: The Maid of the Isles. A Romance of Skye (1924)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, nd [1924]. Original blindstamped pale blue cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine tips rubbed, light soiling on cloth, foxing on prelims, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: Dear Vera from her old friend The Author
£30.00

200 TEMPLE BAR
New Series, Volumes I & II (1 & 2), January - December 1906
Contains:
The Amateur Emigrants by Thomas COBB. Complete serialisation.
Short stories and articles include:
The Charity of Widow Ogden by R. Murray GILCHRIST, L'Aristocrate by D. K. BROSTER, The Shadow of Good Fortune, A Servian Superstition by Nellie K. BLISSETT, Hampstead and Montmartre, The Pipe from the Rue Pignon, Edgar Allan Poe & Sleepy Town by Arthur RANSOME, Thomas De Quincey, Richard Jefferies & Gilbert White by Edward THOMAS, A Sainte Marguerite Salmon by Andrew HAGGARD.
Two volumes in the standard
Temple Bar binding of blindstamped green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on pine. A little speckling on cloth on volume II, light foxing, otherwise very good.
£36.00
Temple Bar began in 1860 under the auspices of John Maxwell and M. E. Braddon and ran through the next forty years with little alteration to its house style and format. By the beginning of the twentieth century it had greatly declined. Macmillan tried to relaunch the journal in 1906, attracting contributions from new, younger writers like Broster, Ransome and Thomas. But the venture failed. These two volumes were the last to be published.

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202 TRAIN, E[lizabeth] P[hipps]: A Social Highwayman & A Professional Beauty (1896/1895)
First English Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., nd [1898]. Illustrated. Original illustrated brown cloth. Spine lightly sunned, corners bumped, endpapers replaced, bookplate on rear board, otherwise good.
£25.00
Confessional crime fiction, listed in Hubin. Both stories had their original English publication in Beeton's Christmas Annuals.

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204 TROLLOPE, Anthony: Dr Wortle's School (1881)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1881. Fine modern binding in red leather over grey marbled boards; raised bands, black title label and gilt decorations on spines; deep pink endpapers. Near fine.
£36.00
Todd [1967a]. First issue; series half-title bound in.

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208 TYNAN, Katharine: Cousins and Others (1909)
First Edition: T. Werner Laurie, nd [1909]. Title page framed in green. Original blue cloth, framed and lettered in white on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. White lettering a little rubbed on front board, undated signature on half-title, foxing spots, good.
£25.00
"When the fifteenth Baron Annaghmore married a milkmaid...he did not perhaps contemplate the wrong that ensued..."

209 TYNAN, Katharine: Princess Katharine (1912)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1912. Coloured frontispiece. Original green cloth, framed and lettered in green and gilt, with oval illustration inset on front board. A little scuffed, foxing spots throughout, good.
£30.00

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211 VARIOUS AUTHORS: By Creek and Gully. Stories and Sketches Mostly of Bush Life. Told in Prose and Rhyme. By Australian Writers in England. Edited by Lala Fisher (1899)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Original pale green cloth, lettered in gilt with photograph of two small children paddling in water, inset on front board. Spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, otherwise very good.
£25.00
Stories and sketches include: Point Despair by H. B. MARRIOTT-WATSON, The Larrikin of Diamond Creek by E. W. HORNUNG, My Friends the Cannibals by Hume NISBET, Lenchen by IOTA, A Sexagenarian Idyll by Oliphant SMEATON, An Inside Station by Douglas SLADEN, The Old Scenes by Mrs Campbell PRAED, Last Cruise of John Maudesley by Louis BECKE.

212 VARIOUS AUTHORS
NEALE, William Johnson:
The Pride of the Mess. A Naval Novel of the Crimean War (1855)
Tenth Thousand: G. Routledge & Co., 1855. Bound with:
SUE, Eugene:
Pride; or, The Duchess translated from the French by Mrs Emily Soren
[from
Les Sept pêchés capitaux, 1847–1849]
First Edition (?): James McGlashan (Dublin), 1850. Bound with:
LAMARTINE, A[lphonse] de la:
Pictures of the First French Revolution Being Episodes from the History of the Girondists
[Histoire de la Révolution, 1849)
First English Edition (?), Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1850. Three volumes bound as one in mid C19th crimson leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title label on spine. Spine lightly sunned, with a few small scrapes to surface of leather, small areas of insect damage affecting first ten leaves of first title, otherwise good.
£40.00

213 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
LEVER, Charles:
Maurice Tiernay, The Soldier of Fortune (1855)
First Edition, The Parlour Library: Thomas Hodgson, nd [1855]. Bound with:
MAYHEW, The Brothers [ie Augustus & Henry MAYHEW]:
Whom to Marry and How to Get Married! Or, The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Husband (1848)
[
Reprint]: George Routledge & Co., 1854. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th crimson leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title label on spine. The two books have different sized text blocks. Spine lightly sunned, minimal foxing, owner's signatures (1854 etc) on prelims and first page of text, very good.
£60.00
Lever's novel was published anonymously as "by the author of Sir Jasper Carew etc".

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215 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
LE QUEUX, William:
Behind the Throne (1905)
Paperback: Amalgamated Press, nd. Illustrated. Bound with:
HUME, Fergus:
The Solitary Farm (1909)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1911. Frontispiece. Bound with:
VACHELL, Horace A[nnesley]:
The Shadowy Third (1902)
Paperback: Amalgamated Press, nd. Illustrated. Bound with:
WILLIAMSON, Mrs C. N. [ie Alice Muriel WILLIAMSON]:
The Little White Nun (1903)
Paperback: Hodder & Stoughton, nd. Bound with
STREET, G[eorge] S[lythe]:
The Trials of the Bantocks (1900)
Paperback: George Newnes, nd. Illustrated. Bound with:
CROCKETT, S[amuel] R[utherford]:
The Raiders (1894)
Paperback: C. Arthur Pearson/T. Fisher Unwin., nd. Six Edwardian paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in red binder's cloth. Spine lightly sunned, pages lightly tanned throughout, otherwise good.
£25.00

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218 WARDEN, Gertrude [ie Gertrude PRICE]: A Wise and a Foolish Virgin (1904)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1904. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth, lettered in gilt with blindstamped art-nouveau design on front board. Corners lightly scuffed, a little foxing, a few marks on edges of endpapers, otherwise very good.
£30.
00
Love, marriage, divorce -- and suicide. Gertrude Warden (born Gertrude Price) was the younger sister of Florence Warden (born Florence Price).

219 WATERS [ie William RUSSELL]: The Detective Officer and Other Stories (1868)
[
Reprint]: W. & R. Chambers, nd (c1885). Frontispiece. Original decorated blue cloth. Spine sunned and a little rubbed on ends, prize bookplate (1886) on front pastedown, signature (1952) on front free endpaper, light foxing, owner's notes in pen on title page, good.
£45.00
An adaptation of Waters's Recollections of a Detective Officer (1856), containing nine of the original thirteen stories, and with a further three stories (authorship unknown) added at the end.

220 WATSON, H[enry] B[rereton] Marriott: Galloping Dick Being Chapters from the Life and Fortunes of Richard Ryder, otherwise Galloping Dick, sometime Gentleman of the Road (1896)
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. Original beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Spine a trifle darkened, corners scuffed, foxing, signature (1896) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
£40.00
For another novel featuring a highwayman, see item 89.

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222 WINTER, John Strange [ie Eliza STANNARD]: In the Same Regiment and Other Stories (1898)
First Edition: F. V. White, 1898. Original red cloth lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a few light marks on boards, otherwise very good.
£25.00
A slim volume of nine short stories.

Three-decker

223 WOOD, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen WOOD]: The Shadow of Ashlydyat (1863)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1863. Three volumes bound as one in late C19th green leather over purple cloth-covered boards; raised bands and red leather title labels on spine. Extremities rubbed, spine lightly sunned, ancient repair to leather on front hinge, now starting to crack, inner joint papers cracking, fair/good.
£85.00
Collates as for Sadleir's copy in original cloth [para 3360]; half-titles not called for. Wood's only full-length novel with a supernatural theme: concerns a family with an ancestral curse and its own spectral funeral procession.

224 WOOD, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen WOOD]: Johnny Ludlow Fifth Series (1890)
"New" [ie First] Edition: Richard Bentley, 1890. Original scarlet cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; brown endpapers. Spine very faintly sunned, otherwise very good.
£30.00
Sadleir [3344]. "New Edition" is a printer/publisher's error: both the Fourth and Fifth Series appeared with this misleading line on their title page, both in 1890. Contains the novel Featherstone's Story and five short stories.

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227 YATES, Edmund: The Forlorn Hope (1867)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1867. Two volumes bound as one in late C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine; all edges marbled. Edges and corners rubbed, foxing spots, otherwise good.
£30.00
Todd [877A/878A]. First settings, but bound without series half-titles.

228 ZOLA, Emile: The Attack on the Mill (1895)
[
L'Attaque du Moulin in Soirées de Médan, 1880)
First Separate/Illustrated Edition: William Heinemann, 1895. Monochrome illustrations in the text and five coloured plates. Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards, with vignette and title lettering in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine ends scuffed, light foxing, very good.
£36.00
Wolff [7398]. First published in The Attack on the Mill and Other Sketches of War in 1892, without illustrations. Publisher's catalogue dated October 1894 bound in at end.