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1 AIDE, Hamilton: Rita. An Autobiography (1858)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, c1859. Late C19th green cloth, with brown leather title label on spine. Paper lightly tanned, otherwise very good. £25.00
Todd [495]. Bound without series half-title. Aide's first novel, set largely in Paris.

2 AIDE, Hamilton:
Penruddocke (1873)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1873. Two volumes bound as one in blue leather over red marbled boards; red leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, faint tanning to pages, light foxing on endpapers, very good. £30.00
Todd [1341/42]. First/only issues. Bound without series half-titles.

3 AIDE, Hamilton:
Introduced to Society (1884)
New [ie First One-Volume] Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1884. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed on corners, inner joint papers lightly cracking, otherwise very good. £30.00

4 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Ballads, Romantic, Fantastical, and Humorous to which is added The Combat of the Thirty. Comprising a New Chapter of Froissart (1855/1872)

5 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Boscobel or The Royal Oak. A Tale of the Year 1651 (1872)
Octavo Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1878. Sixteen plates. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in black and gilt on spine; deep pink patterned endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, bookplate on front pastedown, name stamp on front free endpaper, a little foxing, good. £30.00

6 AINSWORTH, William Harrison:
The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow (1854)

7 ALLEN, Grant:
The Woman Who Did (1895)
Twelfth Edition, Keynotes, Volume VIII: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1895. Original green cloth, art-nouveau design by Beardsley on front board, lettered in white and gilt. Minimal scuffing, foxing on endpapers: a bright copy, very good. £30.00
Allen's novel, about a woman who lives with her partner without marriage, was a big, controversial bestseller, running through nineteen editions in 1895, and spawning a series of rebuttals, parodies etc (The Woman Who Didn't by Victoria Cross, The Woman Who Wouldn't by Lucas Cleeve: both also 1895).

* ALLEN, Grant: see also item 188

Family copy

8 ANDREAE, Percy: The Mask and the Man (1894)


9 ANSTEY, F. [ie Thomas Anstey GUTHRIE]: A Bayard from Bengal (1902)

10 ANSTEY, F. [ie Thomas Anstey GUTHRIE]:
In Brief Authority (1915)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1915. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. A number of small marks on boards, front free endpaper tipped in, spine tips scuffed, light foxing, good. £30.00
Wolff [159]. A satirical fantasy in which the ghastly Mr and Mrs Wibberley-Stimpson are unexpectedly installed as the King and Queen of Fairyland.

Volumes XXIX - XLIII, January 1880 - June 1887

Volume II, October 1888 - September 1889
Contains: Miss Shafto by W. E. NORRIS. Complete serialisation.
A Sage of Sixteen by L. B. WALFORD. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include:
A Young Angel and a Young Girl by Jean INGELOW, Yum-Yum and Pug by John Strange WINTER, The Silver Hen by Mary E. WILKINS, Emmy by Katharine MACQUOID, Who Ate the Queen's Lunch? by Susan COOLIDGE, A Pair of Silk Stockings by S. BARING-GOULD, The Story of a Spring Morning by Mrs MOLESWORTH, The Two Floras by Hume NISBET. Also Carrotina the Gardener's Daughter; or, The Pleasant Peasant and the Dreadful Duke. A Mysterious Melodrama written expressly for Children of All Ages and Sizes by George GROSSMITH.
Original green cloth, blocked in green, brown and gilt. Corners and spine ends rubbed, front inner joint paper cracked (but joint tight), good. £25.00

Volume VI, October 1892 - September 1893

Inscribed by the Author

14 AUSTIN, F[rederick] Britten: A Saga of the Sea (1929)
First Edition: Ernest Benn, 1929. Original crimson cloth, lettered in black on spine. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Miss Jill Arnison with much appreciation of her help & the good wishes of F Britten Austin. 30 Jan 1932. £40.00
A collection of ten stories, on the theme of war, through history from Ancient Greece to the end of the nineteenth century.

15 BARING, Max:
Whiffs from a Short Briar (1896)
First Edition: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., nd [1896]. Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Rubbed on spine ends, spine darkened, good. £30.00
Five friends decide to write a book about their thoughts and experiences of life and love. Light-hearted and whimsical, with illustrations (probably) by the author.

16 BARING-GOULD, S[abine]:
Bladys of the Stewponey (1897)

17 BARING-GOULD, S[abine]:
Chris of All-Sorts (1903)
First Edition, late issue: Methuen & Co., 1903. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, some scuffs and bumps, small closed tear at head of spine, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. £25.00
Publisher's catalogue for October 19o8 bound in at end. Wolff's copy [255] is even later with catalogue from 1909.

January 1878 - February 1879

19 BESANT, Walter & James RICE:
The Case of Mr Lucraft; and Other Tales (1877)
Rebound Yellowback]: Chatto & Windus, 1877. Late C19th navy-blue leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Boards lightly grazed, extremities lightly rubbed, foxing on prelims, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, very good. £50.00
Collection of short stories. The book is divided into three sections: I From the Supernatural (The Case of Mr Lucraft, The Mystery of Joe Morgan, An Old Old Story, Lady Kitty, The Old Four-Poster, My Own Experience); II From Fairyland (Titania's Farewell); & III From Fact (On the Goodwin, Edelweis, Love Finds the Way, The Death of Samuel Pickwick, When the Ship Comes Home).

20 BESANT, Walter:
To Call Her Mine Etc (1889)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Late C19th white parchment over marbled boards, green leather title label on spine. A few light marks, light grazing, very good. £20.00
Contains three "Christmas Books": To Call Her Mine, Katherine Regina & Self or Bearer. Katherine Regina originally appeared as a volume in Arrowsmith's Bristol Library: it is the story of a "type-writer girl" -- a new phenomenon at the end of the C19th as young, middle-class girls started to earn their own livings.

21 BLACK, Robert:
Love or Lucre (1878)
Rebound Yellowback]: George Routledge & Sons, 1879. Late C19th navy-blue leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Boards lightly grazed, extremities lightly rubbed, foxing on prelims, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, very good. £40.00

22 BLENKINSOP, Adam [ie Sir William Henry GREGORY or R. F. WALOND]:
Paddiana; or, Scraps and Sketches of Irish Life, Past and Present by the Author of a Hot Water Cure (1847)

23 BLYTH, James:
Beset by Spies. A Story of Some Incidents During the Russo-Japanese War (1913)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1913. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on boards, gilt lettering dulled/oxidised, trace of removed label on front pastedown, otherwise good. £40.00

24 BORLASE, James S[kipp]:
Daring Deeds; and Tales of Peril and Adventure (1867 as The Night Fossickers: and Other Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure)

BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]:
The Author's Edition
Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. The most complete uniform edition of Braddon's works, running to at least 72 volumes. The uniform binding consists of red cloth, with art-nouveau designs in black, gilt lettering and gilt top edges to the text blocks.

The Trail of the Serpent (1860 as Three Times Dead)
(c1913). A few light marks, inscription (1913) on front free endpapers, very good. £40.00
Braddon's first novel, full of murder and melodrama.

The Captain of the Vulture (1863)

The Doctor's Wife (1864)
(c1908). Spine ends and corners scuffed, front board grazed, otherwise very good. £35.00
Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

Charlotte's Inheritance (1868)

Run to Earth (1868)

The Lovels of Arden

Hostages to Fortune (1875)
(c1908). A few light marks, spine lettering a little oxidised, otherwise very good. £40.00
In part a theatrical novel.

Dead Men's Shoes (1876)
(c1914). Original red cloth with art-nouveau decorations and lettering in black. A few light marks, short split at foot of spine, good. £30.00
A later issue with black rather than gilt lettering, and no gilt on the text block.

All Along the River (1893)

34 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]:
The Rose of Life (1905)

* BRADDON, M. E.: see also item 125


35 BUXTON, B[ertha] H[enry]: Nell--On and Off the Stage (1878)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Tinsley Brothers, nd [1878]. Three volumes bound as one in late C20th blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Foxing, otherwise very good. £35.00
One of Buxton's novels of theatrical life. Written, according to Sutherland. "to redeem the image of the stage as a career for right-minded women". A very modern binding.