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December 1895 - May 1896

William & Robert Chambers. These 16 volumes are all from the later issue of 1869. Original cloth (red, blue, lilac or purple), lettered and decorated in gilt on spines, blindstamped borders on boards, yellow endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. Lightly sunned on spines, a little rubbing on spine tips, some speckling on boards, occasional spots and small marks to cloth: all good.

a ANONYMOUS: Alfred in India or Scenes in Hindoostan (1848)
"A familiar account of the more interesting features of English life in India...written by a lady who has returned to England from her family in India."

b ANONYMOUS: Truth and Trust (1848)
Two stories (both anonymous): Jervis Ryland & Victor and Lisette

c EDGEWORTH, Maria: Orlandino (1848)

d EDGEWORTH, Maria and others: Self-Denial and Other Tales
Self-Denial: The Story of Garry Owen is by Maria Edgeworth. The other three stories (Jacopo, The Camelia & The Little Errand Boy) are anonymous.

e EDGEWORTH, Maria and others: True Heroism and Other Stories (1849)
Fourteen short stories, including Poor Bob the Chimney Sweeper by Maria EDGEWORTH, some tales translated from French originals by Leon GUERIN, Eugenie FOA, Madame GUIZOT, Ortaire FOURNIER, and several anonymous stories.

f HALL, Mrs S. C. [ie Maria HALL]: Uncle Sam's Money Box (1848)

g HALL, Mrs S. C. [ie Maria HALL]: Grandmamma's Pockets (1849)

h HALL, Mrs S. C. [ie Maria HALL]: The Swan's Egg (1851)

i HOWITT, Mary: The Steadfast Gabriel. A Tale of Wichnor Wood (1850)
Repaired tear to frontispiece.

j MILLER, Thomas: A Tale of Old England (1849)

k RITCHIE, Leitch: History of France (1849)

l ROWAN, Frederica: History of England (1851)

m VARIOUS AUTHORS: Poems for Young People (1851)
A selection of poems by various authors, some identified, some anonymous.

n VARIOUS AUTHORS: Clever Boys and Other Stories (1848)
A collection of 10 brief anonymous stories about clever boys, followed by 5 further stories, one of which is by Madame GUIZOT.

o VARIOUS AUTHORS: The Little Robinson and Other Tales (1848)
Three stories, all anonymous, although the first is "from the French": The Little Robinson, Michael the Miner & Ellen and Her Bird.

p VARIOUS AUTHORS: Moral Courage and Other Tales (1848)
Five stories, all anonymous.

Per volume £10.00

38 CERVANTES [ie Miguel de CERVANTES Saavedra]:
The Wanderings of Persiles and Sigismunda; A Northern Story [translated by Laura Dorothea Stanley] (1854)
Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, 1617]
First Thus: Joseph Cundall, 1854. Mid C19th full green leather on bevelled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; red marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good. £50.00
A new translation of Cervantes's final novel: a story of the trials, tribulations and travels of the eponymous hero and heroine.

39 COLLINS, Charles James:
Dick Diminy; or, The Life of a Jockey (1854 as The Life and Adventures of Dick Diminy)
Rebound Yellowback]: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd (c1875). 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 scuffed, a few foxing spots, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, very good. £45.00
Nor recorded under this title in Topp. Furthermore the title page states " which is added Turf Characters" -- but nothing follows the novel. Topp [II, p. 141] states that Turf Characters was added to an anonymous novel Won by A Neck, published in 1885.


40 COLLINS, Wilkie: Poor Miss Finch (1872)

41 COLLINS, Wilkie:
Blind Love (1889)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1890. With a Preface by Walter Besant. Two volumes in late C19th red leather over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt titles on spine (with ornament including coronet at foot); marbled endpapers. Chipped at head of both spines, and a little rubbed at foot of each, a little faint foxing, otherwise clean and tight, good £40.00
Todd [2629/30]. First/only issues: series half-titles bound in. Publisher's catalogue dated February 1890 at end of second volume. Collins's posthumous novel, completed from his detailed notes, by Walter Besant.

* COLLINS, Wilkie: see also item 18

42 CONYERS, Dorothea:
Two Impostors and Tinker (1910)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1910. Title page printed in purple and black. Original green cloth, framed in white on front board and lettered in gilt on spines. Spine ends scuffed, a few light marks, otherwise very good. £25.00
An Irish novel by popular Irish writer.


43 COOPER, James Fenimore: The Red Rover (1827)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1827. Three volumes uniformly rebound in late C19th beaded green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines. Spines sunned, a little foxing, good. £45.00
Bound without half-titles.

44 COOPER, James Fenimore:
Precaution (1820), The Borderers or The Heathcotes (1829 as The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish), The Bravo (1831), The Heidenmauer (1832), Homeward Bound (1838), Eve Effingham (1838 as Home and Found), The Two Admirals (1842), Ned Myers or Life Before the Mast (1843), Afloat and Ashore (1844), Miles Wallingford (1844), Satanshoe or The Littlepage Manuscripts (1845) Mark's Reef or The Crater (1847 as The Crater), Oak Openings or The Bee-Hunter (1848), The Sea-Lions or the Lost Sealers (1849)

45 COOPER, James Fenimore:
The Last of the Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757 (1826)

46 COURTENEY, Cecil:
Link by Link (1886)
First Edition: Bevington & Co., [1886]. Original light brown cloth on bevelled boards, with decorative bands in black head/foot of front board and spine, ruled and lettered in gilt; leaf-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, publication date erased on title page, otherwise a tight, bright copy, very good. £40.00
Scarce murder mystery: listed in Hubin.


47 CRAIK, Dinah: Mistress and Maid (1863)

48 CRAWFORD, J[ames] H[unter]:
Summer Days for Winter Evenings (1897)
First Edition: John MacQueen, 1897. Illustrated by John Williamson. Original green cloth, illustrated and lettered in red and white on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Green cloth oxidised to brown on boards (spine remains bright green), corners scuffed, inscription (1906) on front free endpaper, good. £25.00
Prose sketches of the countryside: "My wish is to do with the pen what the painter does with the brush."


49 CROCKETT, S[amuel] R[utherford]: The Seven Wise Men (1909)

One Pretty Maid and Others (1904)
First Edition: John Long, 1904. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, a few light marks, light foxing, some chips to paper on front pastedown, good. £25.00
The title follows the adventures (both serious and comic) of Alice Hughes, who becomes a housemaid to avoid an unwanted proposal of marriage. She deals with an alcoholic lodger, burglars, a house fire, being jilted and swindled and learns the important moral: "Trust no man, however old". Followed by six short stories.

51 CUMMINS, Maria Susanna:
Mabel Vaughan, by the author of The Lamplighter edited, by arrangement with the author, by Mrs Gaskell, author of Mary Barton (1857)

52 D'OYLE, Lynn Cyril:
Notches on the Rough Edge of Life (1890)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1890. Late C19th rebinding in maroon cloth with blindstamped decorations on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Boards darkened around edges, corners bumped, otherwise good. £30.00
Stories of life and hunting in the north-west of America.

Inscribed by the author

53 DE LA PASTURE, Mrs Henry [ie Elizabeth BONHAM, later DE LA PASTURE, later Lady CLIFFORD]: Erica (1912)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Nicked at head of spine, foxing on prelims, otherwise very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To my beloved Hugh's mother from her devoted daughter Betty Clifford. October 23 1912 London. On the verso more cryptically: and her loving [?] sister, Betty Clifford. £35.00
The novel bears a printed dedication to the author's second husband, Sir Hugh Clifford, and this hand-written dedication Sir Hugh's mother.

54 DEIR, Andrew:
The Girl in White and Other Stories (1893)

55 DICKENS, Charles & Wilkie COLLINS:
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, No Thoroughfare, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners (1890)

* DICKENS, Charles: see also items 112, 206


56 DIXON, W[illiam] Hepworth: Diana, Lady Lyle (1877)

* DONOVAN, Dick: see item 213


57 DOWLING, Richard: The Duke's Sweetheart (1881)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Tinsley Brothers, 1881. Late C19th rebinding in plain blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Traces of removed labels on front boards, small splits to cloth on ends of hinges, contents clean and tight; a fair set. £50.00
Originally serialised in Tinsley's Magazine as Strawberry Leaves.

58 DOWLING, Richard:
While London Sleeps (1895)
First Edition: Ward & Downey, nd [1895]. Late C19th rebinding in maroon cloth, with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt on spine; later endpapers. Some marks on boards, smudgy spots in margins, good. £30.00
Sketches and stories of London after dark: In an East-End Police Station, In a Cabman's Shelter etc.

59 DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan:
The Parasite (1894)
Second Edition]: Archibald Constable, 1897. Original yellow cloth with silhouette and lettering in black. Spine a trifle dulled, some light marks on boards, good. £35.00

* DOYLE, A. Conan: see also items 187, 188

60 DUMAS, Alexandre:
The Prussian Terror A First Translation from the French by R. S. Garnett (1915)
La Terreur Prussienne, 1868]
First English Edition: Stanley Paul & Co., 1915. Original emerald green cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners lightly scuffed, a little foxing, otherwise very good. £25.00
With an Introduction by the translator.

61 EDWARDS, Mrs [Annie]:
Steven Lawrence, Yeoman (1868)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1869. Two volumes bound as one in red leather over red beaded cloth; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; brown marbled endpapers. Lightly scuffed, small wrinkles to cloth on front board, light foxing, undated signature on first title page, otherwise very good. £25.00
Todd [1044/45]. First/only issues: series half-titles bound in.

62 EILOART, Mrs [Elizabeth]:
The Boy with an Idea (1873)

63 ELIOT, George [ie Mary Anne EVANS]:
Works of George Eliot, Cabinet Edition (1878)
William Blackwood & Sons, nd (c1878). Twenty volumes in original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Most volumes have small nicks at heads on spines, some light marks on boards, scuffed and bumped corners etc: thus a good set only. £125.00
The set consists of: Romola (2 vols), Silas Marner with The Lifted Veil & Brother Jacob (1 vol), Adam Bede (2 vols), Scenes of Clerical Life (2 vols), The Mill on the Floss (2 vols), Felix Holt (2 vols), Middlemarch (3 vols), Daniel Deronda (3 vols), The Spanish Gypsy (1 vol), Jubal and Other Poems (1 vol) & Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1 vol). Blackwood later extended the edition (c1885) to include Eliot's Essays, and J. W. Cross's Life.

Volume XV, April - September 1896
Contains: Great Men in Little Worlds (5 short stories: The Firebrand, The Justice and the Vagabond, Our Learned Fellow-Townsman, The Prize Lodger, The Schoolmaster's Vision) by George GISSING
Other short stories include:
A Winter Ride in Armenia by Edward VIZETELLY, Between Night and Day by Algernon GISSING, The Black Water by Robert CHAMBERS, A Bold Deserter by Joel Chandler HARRIS, A Conflict of Interests by W. Pett RIDGE, Fair Exchange by Grant ALLEN, Fluffums by Leonard MERRICK, The Little Green Door by Mary E. WILKINS, A Sprig of Heather by E. Phillips OPPENHEIM, A Texas Legend & Three Miraculous Soldiers by Stephen CRANE, Two Men and a River by Morley ROBERTS.
Original blue cloth. Corners rubbed, chipped with 3 mm loss of cloth at head of spine, some nicks at foot of spine, fair/good. £20.00

Six Stories Related by Max von Pochhammer Written with an Appreciation by Evelyn Everett-Green (1900)
First Edition: Leadenhall Press, nd [1900]. Title page decorated in red. Illustrated by Ambrose Dudley. Original bronze cloth spine with plain boards; lettered in gilt on spine and in red on front board. Extremities scuffed, a little foxing, very good. £35.00
Everett-Green states that she merely acted as scribe, writing down the stories which Pochhammer -- a leading light in the Catholic Apostolic Church -- related to her towards the end of his life.