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Volumes 67 - 76, January 1883 - April 1886
Complete serialisations of the following novels:
Belinda by Rhoda BROUGHTON
Ione Stewart by Eliza Lynn LINTON.
Peril by Jessie FOTHERGILL.
Zero A Story of Monte Carlo by Mrs Campbell PRAED.
A Perilous Secret by Charles READE.
A Girton Girl by Mrs Annie EDWARDES.
Mitre Court by Mrs J. H. RIDDELL.
Short stories include:
The Captain of the Polestar & The Heiress of Glenmahowley by A. Conan DOYLE, Uncle George's Will by Marjorie MAJENDIE, The Siege of Berlin & The Ensign by Alphonse DAUDET, Namesakes by Emily LAWLESS, Phoebe by George GISSING, A Silesian Love Story by Alice M. DIEHL, Number by Frances M. PEARD, Hyacinth O'Toole by J. Sheridan LE FANU, The Halt on the Way by Matilda BETHAM-EDWARDS, Doctor Beroni's Secret by John K. LEYS, The Atheist's Mass by Honoré de BALZAC, By the Post-Tonga by John Strange WINTER.
Ten volumes uniformly bound in late C19th dark green leather over beaded green cloth; raised bands and brown leather title labels on spines; pale brown endpapers. A little scuffing, a few small scrapes, part of label missing on Volume 74 only, occasional signature: a very good set.

194 THACKERAY, W[illiam] M[akepeace]: Miscellanies: Prose and Verse (1855 - 57)
First Edition in Four Volumes: Bradbury and Evans, 1855 - 57. Four volumes in original fine-ribbed brown cloth, with blindstamped designs on boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Spines relaid and inner joints reinforced, corners rubbed, good.

* THACKERAY, W. M.: see also item 48

195 THOMAS, Annie: Social Ghosts (1903)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1903. Original crimson cloth, lettered and illustrated with flying owls in cream and gilt. Spine lightly sunned and rubbed at head, a little foxing, good.
The last-but-one of Thomas's seventy or more novels and short story collections.

196 THORNE, Guy [ie Cyril Ranger GULL]: From the Book Beautiful Being Some Old Lights Relit (1908)
First Edition: Greening & Co., 1908. Original black cloth, framed and lettered in red. A little light foxing, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good.
A collection of seven stories from the Bible, retold.

Christmas Number for 1880: High-Water Mark by Richard DOWLING. Illustrated by Harry FURNISS.
Christmas Number for 1881: My Darling's Ransom by Richard DOWLING. Illustrated by Harry FURNISS.
Two numbers bound (without original wrappers) in late C19th grey-green cloth, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. A few light marks, very good.
Two short crime/mystery novels. Scarce.

198 TROLLOPE, Anthony: La Vendee. An Historical Romance (1850)
Select Library of Fiction: Ward Lock & Co., nd [1883]. Original green cloth with elaborate design on front board (based on two overlapping circles) in darker green and black, lettered in gilt; brown patterned endpapers. A little light scuffing, a few light marks, light foxing, otherwise very good.
Code dating for 1883 on final leaf. The third of Trollope's novels -- and one of his least successful: it had to wait 24 years for a single volume edition and was infrequently reprinted thereafter.

199 TROLLOPE, Anthony: Framley Parsonage (1861)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1861. Two volumes in brown leather over glazed brown boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; brown marbled endpapers. Light scuffing, some foxing spots, undated signature on verso of front endpaper, very good.

200 TROLLOPE, Anthony: The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Smith, Elder & Co., 1867. Illustrated by George H. Thomas. Two volumes in original blue cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered and decorated in gilt. Rebacked, with original spine relaid over later cloth. Edges of original backstrips chipped. Corners worn, some foxing, good.

201 TROLLOPE, Anthony: Marion Fay (1882)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1882. Two volumes uniformly bound in green cloth; brown leather title labels on spines. Spines lightly sunned and bumped on tips, a couple of small light marks on boards, a little light foxing, very good.

* TROLLOPE, Anthony: see also item 48

202 TROLLOPE, Frances: The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, The Factory Boy (1839 - 40)
First One-Volume Edition/Bound from part issues: Colburn, 1840. Twenty-four plates by Hervieu, Buss & Onwhyn. Mid C20th green leather over marbled boards, raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers. Plates foxed, otherwise very good/near fine.

HALL, Mrs S. C [ie Anna Maria HALL]:
Marian; or, A Young Maid's Fortunes (1840)
Parlour Library, [Volume IX]: Simms & McIntyre, 1850. Bound with:
RITCHIE, Leitch:
Schinderhannes, the Robber of the Rhine (1833)
Parlour Library, [Volume XIII]: Simms & McIntyre, 1848. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th brown leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title label on spine; red marbled endpapers. Boards grazed, light scuffing to extremities, a little foxing, good.

JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]:
Castelneau; or, The Ancient Regime (1841 as The Ancien Regime)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1850. Bound with
HALL, Thomas:
Floss: or, The Progress of an Adventurer in the Regions of Australia (1852)
[First Thus], Select Book-Case, No 1: George Routledge & Co., nd [1852]. Two illustrations. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th black leather over brown marbled boards; brown leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, gilt rules on spine slightly askew, signature (1864) on blank prelim, good.

REACH, Angus B[ethune]:
Clement Lorimer; or, The Book with the Iron Clasps. A Romance (1849)
Reprint]: John Lofts, nd (c1852). Bound with:
GODWIN, William:
Caleb Williams (1794 as Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams)
Eighth Thousand: G. Routledge & Co., 1854. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th purple leather over marbled boards. Corners rubbed, some grazing to boards, small knock to leading edge of front board, light foxing throughout, good.


206 VENN, Susanna Carnegie: The Dailys of Sodden Fen (1884)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1884. Three volumes in original green cloth, decorated with sprays of flowers in paler green on front boards and spines, lettered in gilt on spines; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine ends scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (joints tight), area of sunning/light discolouration along spine edge of front board on volume II, foxing spots (especially in Volume III): a tight set, good/very good.

207 VERNON-HARCOURT, F[rederick] C[laude]: Bolts and Bars (1905)
First Edition: Digby Long & Co., 1905. Illustrated. Original grey-brown cloth illustrated (with figure of chained convict) and lettered in yellow and black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Cloth a little loosened on boards, spine lightly sunned, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plate and signature (1911) on front pastedown, good.
Tales (a mixture, the author says, of fact and fiction) of crimes, criminals and prison life. The author himself was jailed (briefly) for killing a political opponent in a fight, but eventually acquitted and freed.

208 WALLACE, William: After the Revolution and Other Holiday Fantasies (1893)
First Edition: William Hodge (Glasgow), 1893. Original mauve cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened with small loss of cloth at head, front board sunned along edges, otherwise clean and tight: good

209 WARD, Mrs Humphry [ie Mary Augusta WARD]: Eleanor (1900)
First Edition: Smith Elder & Co., 1900. Illustrated. Original grey-green cloth, lettered in black. A couple of light marks on rear board, light foxing, very good.

210 WARD, Mrs Humphry [ie Mary Augusta WARD]: Lady Rose's Daughter (1903)
First Edition: Smith Elder & Co., 1903. Illustrated. Original deep pink cloth, lettered in black. Corners bumped, light foxing, otherwise very good.

211 WATSON, H[enry] B[rereton] Marriott: Godfrey Merivale Being a Portion of His History (1902)
First Edition: Philip Welby, 1902. Times Book Club binding in mauve cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered in black on spine. Boards blotchy and spine sunned, good only.
After writing a series of romances and historical stories purely for the money, Watson wrote Godfrey Merivale as a "serious novel", even going so far as to send a copy to Henry James.

212 WILLIAMSON, Mrs C. N. [ie Alice Muriel WILLIAMSON]: Name the Woman (1924)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1924. Original pale blue cloth, framed and lettered in black. Small nick at head of spine, light foxing, very good.
Crime novel. Alice Williamson wrote a long list of sensational crime novels from the 1890s to the 1930s, but was best known for her "motoring novels" which she co-wrote (or perhaps not) with her husband Charles. Listed in Hubin.

Signed Family Copy

213 WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]: John Squire's Secret (1891)
One-Volume Edition]: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Original morocco-grained royal blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt; black endpapers. Author's inscription on title page; owner's signature on half-title. Light scuffing, a little foxing, very good.
Originally issued as a three-decker in 1891. The inscription reads: Geoffrey Wills from his father C. J. Wills. Aug. 26th 1900. Geoffrey has signed the half-title.

214 WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]: An Easy-Going Fellow (1896)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Original fine-ribbed blue cloth, decorated with irises in black, lettered in gilt; blue-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Cloth a little darkened, one corner rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, good.

215 WOOD, Mrs Henry [ie Ellen WOOD]: East Lynne (1861)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, "1861" [1863]. Three volumes bound as one in mid-C19th black leather over glazed black boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spine; brown endpapers. Extremities lightly scuffed, a little light foxing, good.
Todd [574/75/76]. Unrecorded second issue with 2 titles by Mrs Wood listed in Volume II. All half-titles present.

* WOOD, Mrs Henry: see also item 7

216 WORBOISE, Emma Jane: Novels
Millicent Kendrick, or, The Search for Happiness (1862)
Thorneycroft Hall Its Owners and Its Heirs (1864)
The Lillingstones of Lillingstone, or, The Secret of Strength (1864)
Nobly Born (1871)
Joan Carisbroke (1880)
Various Editions: James Clarke & Hutchinson & Co., nd, c1890.
Five volumes uniformly bound in red cloth, with decorative bands across boards, lettered in gilt, coloured endpapers. Some rubbing to spine ends, spines lightly sunned, some foxing spots, signatures, otherwise good.
Per title: £8.00

217 WORBOISE, Emma Jane: Novels
The House of Bondage
Husbands and Wives (1873)
Chrystabel; or, Clouds with Silver Linings (1873)
Emilia's Inheritance (1874)
Sissie (1882)
New/Popular Editions: James Clarke & Co., nd, c1900. Five volumes uniformly bound in fine-ribbed crimson cloth with raised decorative flower design in centre of boards, framed and lettered in black on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Some corners rubbed, signatures (dated and undated) on prelims, pages lightly tanned, some foxing, good.
Per title: £8.00

218 YONGE, Charlotte Mary: Womankind (1877)
Second Edition: Mozley & Smith, 1877. Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, a little foxing, good.

219 YONGE, Charlotte M[ary]: The Castle Builders; or, The Deferred Confirmation (1854)
New Edition: Walter Smith (late Mozley), 1885. Original green cloth, framed and decorated in black, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Corners scuffed, inscriptions (1886 and undated) on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper, very good.



220 WOLFF, Robert Lee: Nineteenth Century Fiction A Biographical Catalogue Based on the Collection Formed by Robert Lee Wolff (1981 - 86)
First Edition in Five Volumes: Garland Publishing (New York & London), 1981 - 86. Five volumes in original emerald green cloth. Minimal scuffing, very good.