CATALOGUE 94, Section One: ADAMSON - BURNETT

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1 ADAMSON, William: The Abbot of Aberbrothock. Scenes from the Reformation Struggle in Scotland (1885)
First Edition, Select Library of Fiction No 802: Ward, Lock & Co., nd [1885]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Corners rubbed, small chip at head of spine, light foxing, good/very good.
£45.00
Topp [II, p. 274, with photograph]. Despite its somewhat off-putting title, this is a novel.

2 AIMARD, Gustave: The Tiger Slayer. A Tale of the Indian Desert (1860)
[
La Grande Flibuste, 1860]
First British Edition: Ward and Lock, 1860. Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities lightly rubbed, light foxing, very good.
£35.00
"Indian" here refers to North America, in particular Mexico. The first part of a linked sequence of novels, followed by The Gold-Seekers and The Indian Chief.

3 AIMARD, Gustave: The Gold-Seekers A Tale of California (1861)
[
La Fièvre d'Or, 1860]
[
Second Edition]: Ward and Lock, 1862. Frontispiece, extra illustrated title page and plates. Original blindstamped lilac cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine sunned and rubbed on tips, light brown stain on bottom edges of pages, good.
£25.00
The second in the novel sequence

4 AIMARD, Gustave: The Indian Chief: The Story of a Revolution (1861)
[
Curumilla, 1860]
First British Edition: Ward and Lock, 1861. Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities lightly rubbed, light foxing, very good.
£35.00
The third in a three novel sequence, which commenced with The Tiger Slayer.

5 AIMARD, Gustave: The Red Track A Story of Social Life in Mexico (1862)
[
Valentin Guillois, 1862]
First British Edition: Ward and Lock, 1862. Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Extremities lightly rubbed, light foxing, very good.
£35.00

The book also contains two short stories: A Buffalo Hunt & A Mustang.

6 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: The Spanish Match or Charles Stuart at Madrid (1865)
[
Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1881. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Late C19th red leather over red cloth-covered boards; raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations on spine; top edge gilt. Spine a little darkened, spine ends lightly rubbed, a couple of small scrapes to leather, small knock on bottom edge of front board, foxing, good.
£35.00

7 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: The Constable de Bourbon (1866)
[
Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1880. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Binding and condition as for item 6 above.
£35.00

8 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Hilary St Ives (1870)
[
Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1881. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Binding and condition as for item 6above.
£35.00

9 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Preston Fight or The Insurrection of 1715 (1875)[Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1879. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Binding and condition as for item 6 above.
£35.00

10 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: The Leaguer of Lathom. A Tale of the Civil War in Lancashire (1876)
[
Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1880. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Late C19th red leather over red cloth-covered boards; raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations on spine; top edge gilt. Spine a little darkened, spine ends lightly rubbed, light pink stain on bottom edges of prelims, scrape on one corner piece, foxing, good.
£35.00

11 AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Beau Nash or Bath in the Eighteenth Century (1879)
[
Illustrated Edition]: George Routledge & Sons, 1880. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Binding and condition as for item 6 above.
£35.00

12 ALL THE YEAR ROUND Extra Summer Number for 1877
Contains short stories including: Percy and the Prophet by Wilkie COLLINS, One Springtime Past by Theo GIFT, From the Cliff's Edge by Mrs Cashel HOEY, Three Months After Date by Walter BESANT & James RICE, Major Macbeth by Dutton
COOK, Pan by R. E. FRANCILLON. Modern card cover.
£20.00

13 ALL THE YEAR ROUND Extra Summer Number for 1878
Contains short stories including: Dr Carrick by M. E. BRADDON, Our Sensation at Unter-Badeli by F. E. TROLLOPE, Old Sir Pierce by Dutton COOK, Tina by Rosa MULHOLLAND, Proctor's Case by Mrs Cashel HOEY, Whitehoof by R. E. FRANCILLON. In a modern card cover.
£20.00

14 ALL THE YEAR ROUND Extra Summer Number for 1879
Contains short stories including: The Shadow in the Corner by M. E. BRADDON, A Queen of Trumps by R. E. FRANCILLON, The Curse of the Crows by Mrs Cashel HOEY, That American Girl by Theo GIFT, Professor Wolff by Dutton COOK, The Mystery of Ora by Rosa MULHOLLAND. Modern card cover.
£20.00

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17 ANONYMOUS: The Surprising Adventures of Philip Quarll (1727 as The Hermit)
First Thus, "Entirely Re-edited and Modernized": William Tegg, 1869. Original green cloth with blindstamped decorations on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, paper chipped on inner joints with traces of removed tape, good.
£30.00
The story of an island castaway, clearly inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

18 ANONYMOUS: Ernest and Albert; or, The Story of the Stolen Princes (1865 as The Stealing of the Princes Ernest and Albert of Saxony : From the Former of Whom the Prince of Wales Traces His Descent. A True Story of the Middle Ages)
[
First Thus]: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd [1865]. With numerous illustrations by L. Huard, P. Skelton, R. Dudley, A. Slader, and C. Kendrick. Original royal blue cloth on bevelled boards, with blindstamped and gilt framing, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, very good.
£45.00
The story of a royal kidnap in the fifteenth century is revived as a historical novel to celebrate the birth (in 1864) of Queen Victoria's eldest son, Albert Victor (later Edward VII).

19 BALLANTYNE, R[obert] M[ichael] Man on the Ocean. A Book About Boats and Ships (1863)
First Thus: Thomas Nelson (Edinburgh), "1874" [1873]. Frontispiece and illustrated title page precede printed title page. Illustrated. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, decoratively framed in black and illustrated in gilt. Extremities scuffed, a few light marks on boards, prize inscription
(1876) on front pastedown, a few foxing spots, very good.
£30.00
"This edition of Man on the Ocean has been revised, and, to some extent, re-arranged; new matter has been introduced; and the whole profusely illustrated with beautiful engravings". (Author's Preface, 1873).

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21 BENNETT, Arnold: Lord Raingo (1927)
Copyright Edition in Two Volumes: Tauchnitz, 1927. Two volumes in early C20th green cloth over green-and-black marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spines; continental patterned endpapers. Page edges faintly tanned, date (1927) in ink on
title pages, very good.
£25.00
Todd [4772/73]. First/only issues: series half-title bound in.

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Three-decker

26 BLACK, William: Sunrise: A Story of These Times (1881)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Three volumes uniformly rebound in brown leather over brown and orange marbled boards; black leather title labels on spines; green endpapers. Lightly scuffing, a few light marks, bound without half-titles; a very good set:
£90.00
Wolff [511] in cloth, noting that the uncommon large 8vo format gives the book a striking appearance.
It is also unlike any other novel Black wrote -- being the story of a secret society which is dedicated to destroying tyranny across Europe, and the machinations of one of its leaders.

27 BOOTHBY, Guy: The Lust of Hate (1898), The Marriage of Esther (1895), In Strange Company (1894), The League of Twelve (1903)
Ward, Lock & Co., 1910, nd, 1910, 1910. All titles illustrated. Four paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in early C20th purple beaded binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt a trifle dulled, name stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
£25.00

28 BOOTHBY, Guy: Long Live the King (1900), The Fascination of the King (1897), Connie Burt (1903)
Ward, Lock & Co., nd, nd, 1908. All titles illustrated. Three paperbacks bound together (without original wrappers) in early C20th red binder's cloth, lettered in
gilt on spine. A few light marks on boards, stamp on front free endpaper, very good.
£20.00

29 BOOTHBY, Guy: A Crime of the Under-Seas (1905)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1905. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. Original navy-blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt and pale green. Corners rubbed, a few light marks, later endpapers, good.
£35.00
Collection of eleven short stories.

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32 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Birds of Prey (1867)
Stereotyped Edition: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd (c1870). Mid-C19th rebinding in crimson leather over marbled boards; raised bands on spine with recent paper title label; marbled endpapers. Corner torn on first two leaves affecting a couple of letters in first lines, otherwise good.
£25.00
A sequel (or continuation), Charlotte's Inheritance, appeared in 1868.

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36 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: The Infidel. A Story of the Great Revival (1900)
First Edition: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., nd [1900]. Original fine-ribbed black cloth, with blindstamped panel of
leaves in centre of front board; lettered in gilt on front board and spine. Light scuffing to corners, a little light foxing, very good.
£45.00
Sadleir [295]. An historical novel of the Methodist Revival.

37 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Beyond These Voices (1910)
7d Copyright Novels: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1914). Frontispiece. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Leading edge of front board lightly sunned, very good.
£30.00
Scarce late Braddon novel: love, murder, guilt and religion.

Signed copy

38 BROSTER, D[orothy] K[athleen]: The Wounded Name (1922)
First Edition: John Murray, 1922. Original purple cloth, lettered and framed in green on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, a few light marks, good. Signed by the author ("D. K. Broster") on front free endpaper.
£35.00

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41 BUCHANAN, Robert: The Shadow of the Sword (1876)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1894. Original late Piccadilly Novels binding in navy blue cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau flowers on front board, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, light foxing, a trifle dulled, good.
£20.00
Buchanan's first novel, set in the Napoleonic era.

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43 BURNETT, Frances Hodgson: Children I Have Known & Giovanni and the Other (1892)
First Edition: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892. Four plates. Original brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Some spots and speckles along spine edge of front board, otherwise very good.
£25.00
A collection of ten short stories and one longer piece (Giovanni and the Other).