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46 CAREY, Rosa Nouchette: Sir Godfrey's Grand-Daughters (1892)
New Edition, Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley, 1895. Original series binding in blindstamped black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; publisher's monogrammed endpapers. Minimal scuffing, a few light foxing spots, near fine.

January 1872 - February 1873
The Doctor's Dilemma by Hesba STRETTON. Complete serialisation
The Little Stranger by Percy FITZGERALD. Complete serialisation
Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie COLLINS. Concluding chapters.
Little Kate Kirby by F. W. ROBINSON. Opening chapters.
Late C19th green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Closed tear on front hinge, otherwise good.
Stretton's novel is one of her adult titles, issued in three volumes in 1872.


49 CHALMERS, James: Fighting the Matabele (1898)
First Edition: Blackie & Co., 1898. Illustrated by Stanley L. Woods. Original crimson cloth illustrated with figure of Matabele warrior in black and white, lettered in black and gilt; grey endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good.
A novel of adventure and empire-building (and casual racism) in southern Africa, with lively illustrations by Woods.

50 CHOLMONDELEY, Mary: The Danvers Jewels (1887)
Two Shilling Library]: Macmillan & Co., 1902. Original fine-ribbed green cloth with title and decoration blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, a little foxing, otherwise good.

51 COBBAN, J[ames] MacLaren: Tinted Vapours. A Nemesis (1885)
Third Edition: Frederick Warne & Co., nd (c1886). Late C19th green cloth, with brown leather title on spine. Lightly scuffed, signature on front free endpaper, very good.
A shilling shocker, in the tradition started by Hugh Conway's Called Back.


52 COBBOLD, Rev. Richard: Freston Tower; or, The Early Days of Cardinal Wolsey (1850)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn, 1850. Six plates. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, with blindstamped decorations on boards; lettered and decorated in gilt on spines. Rebacked (a century ago) with original spines relaid and endpapers replaced. Spines sunned, a few light marks on boards, a few foxing spots: otherwise a clean, tight set, good.
Sadleir [569]. As in Sadleir's copy, half-title in Vol II only and publisher's catalogue in Vol III. Historical novel by the author of Margaret Catchpole.

53 COLLINS, Wilkie: Miss or Mrs? (1873)
[First Book Issue], Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1872. Late C19th cream parchment over red and black mottled paper-covered boards; red leather title label on spine. Spine a little darkened, title label rubbed on edges, boards grazed and rubbed on edges, a little foxing; otherwise a tight copy, good.
Todd [1233A]. First setting: precedes the London edition by 6 months.

54 CONWAY, Hugh [ie Frederick FARGUS]: Living or Dead (1886)
New Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1888. Late C19th rebinding in blue leather over olive green cloth; brown leather title label on spine. Chip to leather around top left corner of title label, spine ends scuffed, a few light marks on boards, signatures in pencil on front endpapers, otherwise good.
One of Conway's full-length novels, originally published in three volumes. A sensational story of pursuit and revenge -- with an unexpected twist in the tail.


56 CRAIK, Mrs [Dinah]: Studies from Life (1861)
First Edition ("In One Volume"): Hurst & Blackett, 1861. Late C19th rebinding in maroon leather over red marbled boards. Light scuffing, small nick at head of spine, stamps for Abergele Conservative Club on front endpapers, and their label on rear pastedown, otherwise good.
A collection of essays and stories originally published in Chambers's Journal. Wolff [5010] only held an undated reprint copy, which had a frontispiece not present here.

57 CRAWFORD, F[rancis] Marion: The Saracinesca Trilogy: Saracinesca (1887),
Sant' Ilario (1889), Don Orsino (1892)
Cheap Editions/Reprints: Macmillan & Co., 1897, 1895, 1895. Three volumes uniformly bound in original navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt, author's initials in gilt ornament on front boards. Corners bumped, a little light scuffing, light foxing, signatures (in pencil) on endpapers, a very good set.
A family saga: the aristocratic family of Giovanni Saracinesca faces the challenges of change in Italy (particularly Rome) in the middle of the nineteenth century. Crawford was American by parentage, but was born (and spent much of his life) in Italy.




60 DISRAELI, Benjamin: Coningsby; or, The New Generation (1844)
Third Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn, 1844. Three volumes uniformly rebound in late C19th deep maroon leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands on spines; brown endpapers. Light scuffing, some foxing spots: a very tight set, very good.
Collation identical to the first edition: Sadleir [709].


61 DISRAELI, Benjamin: Lothair (1870)
Second Edition in Three Volumes: Longmans, Green & Co., 1870. Three volumes in original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; chocolate brown endpapers. Very small chip at foot of volume II, a couple of tiny rubs: otherwise a very bright, crisp, tight set, near fine.
Identical to the first edition -- Sadleir [720] -- with the same publisher's catalogue dated January 1870 bound in at end of Volume I. Probably part of the same print run as the "first" edition, with the words Second Edition added to suggest the book was selling quickly.

62 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: Thurtell's Crime. The Story of a Strange Tragedy (1906)
First Edition: T. Werner Laurie, nd [1906]. Original blue-grey cloth with impressionistic illustration and lettering in black and white. Small nicks and chips on corners and spine ends, some marks and light sunning; contents tight with some foxing spots: thus only fair/good.

63 DOWLING, Richard: High-Water Mark & My Darling's Ransom
Tinsley's Magazine Christmas Numbers for 1880 & 1881. Illustrated by Harry FURNISS. Two Christmas 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.

64 DOWLING, Richard: With the Unhanged (1887)
First Edition: Swann, Sonnenschein & Co., 1887. Simple modern rebinding in glazed green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal foxing, otherwise very good.
Topp [IX, p. 106]. A rebound yellowback. Twelve stories of murderers and other criminals.


66 DOYLE, Arthur Conan: The Last Galley. Impressions and Tales (1911)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1911. Early C20th black leather over maroon marbled boards. Rubbed on spine ends, good.
Todd [4260a]. First issue; series half-title bound in. A collection of short stories.