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34 CAINE, Hall: Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon, The Last Confession, The Blind Mother (1893)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1893 [1892]. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, corners bumped/scuffed, a few light marks on cloth, corner snipped from half-title, light foxing, good.
Sadleir [482].

May - October 1909
Contains: Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness ORCZY. First five crime stories in sequence. Illustrated.
Short stories and articles include:
Adventures of Lavenne by H. De Vere STACPOOLE, The Big House by Alice and Claude ASKEW, Hector Alexander by Mary E. MANN, Hoards of Treasure by William LE QUEUX, In Quarantine & On the Plains by Dolf WYLLARDE, The Popular Vote by W. Pett RIDGE, Vocation by Robert Hugh BENSON, Wives Made to Order by Richard LE GALLIENNE.
Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in yellow and black. Lightly speckled on boards, inscription (1918) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.

36 CHOLMONDELEY, Mary: Moth and Rust together with Geoffrey's Wife and The Pitfall (1902)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1903. Early C20th green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, very good.
Todd [3633]. First/only issue. Series half-title bound in.






42 COOPER, J[ames] Fenimore: The Red Rover. A Tale (1827)
The Headsman; or, The Abbaye des Vigneron (1833)
The Jack o' Lantern (Le Feu-Follet); or, The Privateer (1842)
The Two Admirals: A Tale of the Sea (1842)
Afloat and Ashore; or, The Adventures of Miles Wallingford (1844)
Standard Novels: Richard Bentley, 1834, 1836, 1846, 1844, 1854. Frontispiece in each volume. Five volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th green-brown leather over blue marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spines, blue marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. A little light scuffing, a few small scrapes, signature in two volumes, foxing (mainly on prelims), otherwise very good.
£100.00 (or £20.00 per volume)
Series half-title present in four of the six volumes.


44 DEAN, Ellis: A Raw Probationer (1905)
First Edition: Digby, Long & Co., 1905. Original green cloth, illustrated in black, white and grey on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners lightly rubbed, inscription (1913) on front pastedown, front free endpaper tipped in, good.
The autobiographical story of a young woman who, inspired by Florence Nightingale, becomes a nurse; after the trials and tribulations of her training, she goes to serve the army in Egypt.

45 DESART, Earl of [ie William Ulick O'Connor CUFFE]: The Raid of the "Detrimental" Being the True History of the Great Disappearance of 1862; Related by Several of Those Implicated and Others; and Now Set Forth by the Earl of Desart (1897)
First Edition: C. Arthur Pearson: 1897. Original navy-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in white and gilt. Faintly marked on board edges, paper lightly tanned on page edges, endpapers browned, otherwise very good.
A lost world in the Atlantic has been transformed into a perfect society.

46 DOUGALL, L[ily]: Beggars All (1891)
New Edition: Longmans, Green & Co., 1893. Original maroon cloth, lettered in silver; brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, cloth nicked at foot of spine, otherwise good.
Dougall was a feminist and lesbian, originally from Montreal in Canada. She wrote some ten or so novels, including The Zeit-Geist (1895).




50 DUNCAN, Sara Jeanette: An American Girl in London (1891)
Copyright Edition, English Library: Heinemann & Balestier (Leipzig), 1891. Late C19th dark brown leather over red and brown marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good.
Volume 51 of The English Library.


52 EDGEWORTH, Maria: The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children (1796)
A New Edition: G. Routledge & Co., 1857. Eight plates by Phiz. Mid-C19th maroon leather over red marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine, corners rubbed, gift inscription (1866) on front free endpaper, good.

53 EDGEWORTH, Maria: Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons (1822)
Second Edition in Three Volumes: R. Hunter etc, 1825. Three volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th green leather over green marbled boards. Spines gummed to text blocks. Edges rubbed, small losses to spine ends, longitudinal crack to leather on spine of volume I, foxing; otherwise a tight set, fair.

* EDWARDS, Amelia B: see item 198

Volume XXXII, January - June 1895
Industrial Explorings by R. ANDOM. Thirteen articles.
Lancashire Idylls by J. Marshall MATHER. Eleven short stories.
Short stories include:
Nicotris by M. P. SHIEL, The Angel of Terror by William LE QUEUX, The Spirit Bride by Andrew HAGGARD, John Treleven's Revenge by Bertram MITFORD, A Solitary, A Rich Woman, How Mary Came Home by Katherine TYNAN, Petralto's Love Story by Amelia E. BARR, The Old Wreck by Hume NISBET.
Original beige cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, boards grazed; paper chipped on page edges, fair to good.

An uncommon journal with some scarce stories.

55 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: Great Porter Square. A Mystery (1885)
Sixth Edition: Ward and Downey, nd (c1890). Late C19th brown leather over light green cloth covered boards; green leather title label on spine; yellow endpapers, all edges marbled. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, impressed owner's stamp on front free endpaper and initials on first page of text; very good.
A murder mystery. "There are wheels within wheels in this clever and startling tale . . . So weirdly original that it imparts a yet more sombre horror to a situation full of terrible mystery." (Morning Post).

56 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: The Tragedy of Featherstone (1887)
Fourth Edition: Ward and Downey, 1890. Late C19th brown leather over light green cloth covered boards; green leather title label on spine; yellow endpapers, all edges marbled. Minimal scuffing, scattered foxing, impressed owner's stamp on front free endpaper and signature on title page of text, one page has repaired tear at top; good/very good.
A crime novel. Bound uniformly with item above.



58 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: Basil and Annette (1890)
"In One Volume": F. V. White & Co., 1891. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine, black endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, undated signature on title page, a couple of gatherings slightly proud, good.

59 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: The Peril of Richard Pardon (1890)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1890. Early C20th pale green buckram with maroon leather title label on spine; patterned endpapers. A few light marks, very good.

* FARJEON, B. L.: see also item 5



62 FIELDING, Henry: The History of a Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)
The Works of Henry Fourteen Volumes, New Edition: J. Johnson etc, 1808. Three volumes uniformly rebound in early C20th brown leather over brown cloth; green leather title labels on spines; brown patterned endpapers. A little scuffing, light foxing, otherwise very good.
Tom Jones complete in three volumes; bound and labeled as such: being volumes VII, VIII & IX of the Works of Henry Fielding.




65 GALT, John: The Entail; or, The Lairds of Grippy (1823)
First Edition in Three Volumes: William Blackwood (Edinburgh)/T. Cadell (London), 1823. Three volumes in mid-C19th dark green leather over mustard-yellow marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spines. Lightly scuffed, a little scattered foxing, owner's initials on title pages: a tight set, very good.
Wolff [2391] in original boards. This copy only has the half-title in volume II.


66 GIFT, Theo [ie Dorothy BOULGER née HAVERS]: Lil Lorimer (1885)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Ward & Downey, 1885. Three volumes uniformly bound in blue leather over purple cloth covered boards; lettered in gilt on spines. "South African Library" at the foot of each spine, handwritten numbers (including date: 5th June 1885) on pastedowns and versos of title pages, backstrip gummed to text blocks with consequent creasing; board edges lightly sunned, light foxing, otherwise a good set.
Wolff [605] in original cloth. The novel is partly set in Montevideo, Uruguay, on the continent where Havers spent her own childhood.

67 GORON, M[arie] F[rançois]: The World of Crime. True Detective Stories...edited by Albert Keyzer (1907)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1907. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt; publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Corners scuffed, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
Keyzer adapted the stories from the diary of M. F. Goron, Chief of the Paris Detective Police.

68 GRAHAM, R[ichard] B[ontine] Cunninghame: Charity (1912)
First Edition: Duckworth & Co., 1912. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
A collection of stories with settings from around the world.