CATALOGUE 91, Section Three: EDWARDES - JOUBERT
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71 EGAN, Pierce (the Younger): The Flower of the Flock (1858)
Pierce Egan's Popular Novels: H. Vickers, nd (c1883). Bound from the penny serial parts. Nineteen illustrations. Late C19th blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Edges lightly rubbed, pages 31/32 nicked on edges with small piece torn from bottom corner affecting a few words of text, a little tanning of paper, inscription (1883) on front pastedown, good.
The novel was serialised in The London Journal and then appeared as a three-decker in 1858. Egan specialised in historical novels: but The Flower of the Flock is a contemporary story with a sensational plot.
72 THE ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE
Volume XXVI, October 1901 - March 1902.
Short stories include: Ben by M. P. SHIEL, Skittles by Richard MARSH, The Excellent Joys of Youth & Cares of a Curate by Mary E. MANN, 'Tis an Ill Flight Without Wings by John Oliver HOBBES, Apinoka of Apimama by Louis BECKE, The Missing Hero by Roy HORNIMAN.
Articles include: The Literary Regimen & Of a Book Unwritten by H. G. WELLS, Some Confessions of an Illustrator by Harry FURNISS, The Commercial Future of Palestine by Israel ZANGWILL.
Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly marked, a little foxing, very good.
73 THE ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE
Volume XXXVIII, October 1907 - March 1908
Short novels include: The Devil's House. A Romance of Norway & The Thorpe Mystery A Tale of the Fens by Heber DANIELS [ie Farquhar PALLISER].
Short stories include: His Exile, The Diamond Beetle, A Modern Esau, Le Dessous des Cartes & The Tale of a Kite by F. C. PHILIPS, A Dulditch Courting by Mary E. MANN, The Great Oriental Seer by Grant ALLEN, A Diamond Star by John Strange WINTER.
Original pale green cloth, lettered and decorated in darker green on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly marked, a little foxing, page edges tanned, good.
75 FOSTER, Frank [ie Daniel PUSELEY]: Our Premier; or, Love and Duty (1867)
First Edition: John Snow & Co., 1867. Original blindstamped dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, very good.
Pusely was born in Devon, but spend considerable periods of his life in the southern hemisphere, resulting in his account The Rise and Progress of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand in 1857. When he had settled back in London, he produced a series of short novels under his Frank Foster pseudonym.
80 GLEIG, George Robert: The Chelsea Pensioners (1829)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn, 1829. Three volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th light tan leather over marbled boards; green leather title labels on spines. Light scuffing, a few foxing spots, very good.
Wolff  in original boards. This copy has no pages preceding titles nor any advertisements. Issued anonymously as "by the Author of The Subaltern."
81 GORDON, Frank: Pyotshaw; or, The Devil's Seat. A Story of the Scotch Black Country (1885)
Second Thousand: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1885. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. A little rubbing on hinges, edges and spine ends, small crease at top end of spine; invisible repair to lower hinge, contents clean and tight: a good copy.
A novel set in the coal-mining districts of Lanarkshire.
84 GREVILLE, Lady Violet: The Fighters (1907)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1907. Original grey cloth, lettered and framed in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. A few marks on cloth, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Violet Greville was aristocratic by birth and marriage, wrote a series of three-decker novels in the 1880s, and was a society columnist for The Graphic. She lived to the age of 90 (dying in 1942) but it seems that The Fighters was her last work. The novel is an historical romance woven around Napoleon Bonaparte and a "Woman of Destiny".
87 GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur: Mysteries of Police and Crime (1898)
[Reprint]: Cassell & Co., 1902. "Profusely illustrated". Three volumes in early C20th maroon leather over crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Light scuffing: very good.
True crime stories. Griffiths was an Inspector of H. M Prisons, and wrote about crime and criminals both in non-fictional and fiction forms.
88 GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur: Before the British Raj. A Story of Military Adventure
in India (1903)
First Edition: R. A. Everett, 1903. Original red cloth, lettered, framed and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. A number of small spots and splash marks on boards, front free endpaper removed, paper tanned throughout, good.
Also contains a short story: A Fool at Forty.
89 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: The Holy Flower (1915)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1915. Illustrated. Original blue-black cloth, lettered and illustrated with an orchid in gilt. Lightly scuffed, one page nicked on edges, a little foxing, otherwise very good.
One of the Allan Quatermain novels -- concerning an orchid hunt.
90 HAMILTON, Lord Frederick: Some Holiday Adventures of Mr P. J. Davenant (1915)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1915. Original blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lettering a trifle dulled, light scuffing, foxing spots, good.
Philip John Davenant is a schoolboy detective, secret service agent and spy-catcher. "P. J. Davenant is one of the most glorious human boys we have ever come across. His role is to out-Sherlock Sherlock in the capture of German spies " (The Times). Listed in Hubin.
93 HARRADEN, Beatrice: In Varying Moods. Short Stories (1894)
First Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1894. Original green cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, light foxing, very good.
One of Harraden's most successful books, running through several editions in the first year.
94 HARTLEY, W [ie Francis FRANCIS, Jnr?]: In a London Suburb (1885)
First Edition in Three Volumes: F. W. White & Co., 1885. Three volumes in original pale grey-blue cloth, with broad red stripe running around centre from back board, across spine and front board; lettered in black on boards, in gilt on spines; green-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, birthday gift inscription (1886) on verso of front free endpaper in Volume I, some foxing spots, very good.
95 HATTON, Joseph: The Queen of Bohemia (1877)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original maroon cloth with raised chrysanthemum design on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a little sunned around boards edges, faint tanning to page edges, undated signature on half-title, good.
96 HAYDEN, Eleanor G.: Turnpike Travellers (1903)
First Edition: Archibald Constable, 1903. Original grass green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. A little faint foxing and tanning, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, signatures (undated & 1911) on front free endpaper, very good.
A narrative account (partly fictionalised) of travels in the Berkshire countryside.
97 HICHENS, Robert: Bella Donna (1909)
[Second Edition/First One-Volume Edition]: William Heinemann, 1909. Frontispiece. Original scarlet cloth, lettered in gilt. Small mark at foot of spine, faintly darkened on board edges, faint stamp on front free endpaper, very good.
First appeared in two volumes earlier in the same year.
98 HOEY, Mrs Cashel [ie Frances Cashel HOEY] translates: The Clients of Doctor Bernagius by Lucien BIART
[Les Clients du docteur Bernagius, 1878]
[Second Edition]: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1882. Late C19th green leather over green-and-black marbled boards. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good.
The Clients of Doctor Bernagius comprises four long stories, set in Mexico, where Biart was Professor of Botany for more than twenty years. This edition (a year after the English first) was issued in preparation for a second series of Biart's stories: "In Two Parts: Part One" appears on the title page, and Mrs Hoey's introduction ends: "a second series...will shortly be offered". This second part/second series was apparently never published.
99 HOLT, Thomas Littleton: John Horsleydown; or, Confessions of a Thief: Written by Himself and Revised by Thomas Little Holt (1860)
First Edition: Ward and Lock, 1860. Mid C19th rebinding in brown binder's cloth. Boards lightly marked, lacks title label on spine, foxing spots throughout, good.
Criminal confessions: whether this is a genuine confession or (more likely) fiction; and whether Holt is Horsleydown (or vice versa) is unclear. Originally a yellowback: Topp lists it under Horsleydown (mis-spelled), and Sadleir under Holt.
102 HUNGERFORD, Mrs [Margaret]: A Life's Remorse (1890)
[First One-Volume Edition]: F. V. White & Co., 1890. Original navy blue cloth, ruled and lettered in red on boards, in gilt on spine; brown patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed on extremities, a little foxing, very good.
The first one volume edition, printed in the same year as the three-decker.
103 HUNGERFORD, Mrs [Margaret]: April's Lady (1891)
[First One-Volume Edition]: F. V. White & Co., 1891. Original red cloth with blindstamped decoration on front board, lettered in black on board, in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Spine a trifle dulled, otherwise very good.
104 IDDESLEIGH, The Earl of [ie Walter Stafford NORTHCOTE, 2nd Earl]: Luck o'Lassendale (1902)
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902. Original dark green cloth, illustrated (horse racing past fence) in pink and white; lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, good.
The story of an aristocratic family -- the Lassendales -- and their financial difficulties. See also item 39
105 JAMES, Charles T[homas] C[lement]: The Romantic Rigmarole of a Time Out of Town (1891)
First Edition: Ward & Downey, nd . Late C19th W. H. Smith's rebinding in maroon cloth. Corners scuffed, Smith's purple subscription library plate on front pastedown, a little blotchy or rear board, good.
"I took up an A. B. C. Railway guide, turned my head away, and opened it at random. My thumb rested on STILLWATER. I was bent on a holiday: Stillwater would do." A London gentleman goes down to the country for sport and romance.
106 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: Richelieu. A Tale of France (1829)
"Colburn's Standard Novels": Henry Colburn, 1839. Engraved frontispiece (of author) and title page, both dated March 1st 1839. Original fine-ribbed green cloth with blindstamped borders, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Corners bumped and rubbed, spine lightly sunned with 2 cm split to cloth at head of lower hinge, faint undated signatures on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
Sadleir [3736d/e]. The series started out as Colburn's Modern Novelists, before becoming Colburn's Modern Standard Novelists and finally Colburn's Standard Novels -- an unscrupulous imitation of Bentley's Standard Novels. The binding style is Sadleir's F, but other features (such as the dated title pages) do not entirely match Sadleir's descriptions.
108 JEPSON, Edgar: The Admirable Tinker, Child of the World (1904)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1904. Original purple cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, foxing spots throughout, good.
The lost hero -- a twelve year old boy -- is rediscovered and rescued by his father, and then embarks on a series of adventures around Europe. Jepson wrote a sequel two years later.
109 JOCELYN, Mrs Robert [ie Ada Maria JOCELYN]: The M. F. H's Daughter (1890)
[First One-Volume Edition]: F. V. White & Co., 1891. Original green cloth with blindstamped panels on front board, ruled and lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine; flower-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, a few light marks on boards, otherwise good.
110 JOUBERT, Carl [ie Adolphus Waldorf Carl GROTTEY]: The White Hand (Baylaya Ruka) A Narrative (1906)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1906. Original green cloth, lettered in white on front board, in gilt on spine. White lettering a little rubbed, some light marks on boards, foxing throughout, signature (1910) on title page, good.
Joubert/Grottey was a writer on Russian affairs; the author of books including Russia as it Really is, The Fall of Tsardom & The Truth About the Tsar. The White Hand -- apparently his only novel -- was published posthumously.