CATALOGUE 94, Section Three: EGAN - KING
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68 EGAN, Pierce the Younger: Robin Hood and Little John: or, The Merry Men of Sherwood Forest (1840)
Author's Own Edition/Author's Large Edition, bound from serial parts: W. S. Johnson, 1850. Each part headed with an illustration, with extra illustrations (frontispiece, portrait of author, presentation plate etc) bound in at start. Mid C19th black leather over marbled boards. Lightly rubbed, some foxing and browning, inscription (1859) on front free endpaper and (1860) rear pastedown, otherwise good.
69 EHA [ie Edward Hamilton AITKEN]: Behind the Bungalow (1889)
First Edition: Thacker Spink & Co. (Calcutta), 1889. Illustrated. Original grey cloth, with blue speckled patterning, black illustrations and lettering, black endpapers. Corners scuffed, small bookseller's stamp ("Combridge, Bombay") on verso of front free endpaper, signature (1889) on recto of frontispiece, a little foxing, otherwise very good.
Humorous tales and sketches of life in India. Publisher's catalogue for May 1889 bound in at end.
70 THE ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE
Volume XXVI, October 1901 - March 1901.
Short stories and articles include: Apinoka of Apamama by Louis BECKE, Ben by M. P. SHIEL, Cares of a Curate & The Excellent Joys of Youth by Mary E. MANN, Of a Book Unwritten by H. G. WELLS, Skittles by Richard MARSH, The Man from Siberia by Francis GRIBBLE, The Missing Hero by Roy HORNIMAN, 'Tis an Ill Flight Without Wings by John Oliver HOBBES.
Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, blindstamped decorations on front board, lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good.
72 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: The Golden Land: or Links from Shore to Shore (1886)
Second Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1890. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. Original light red cloth, illustrated in black and green, lettered in gilt. Faintly sunned, a few light marks, inscription (1898) on front free endpaper, page edges faintly tanned, very good.
A story for children, following a family that emigrates to Australia.
73 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: The March of Fate (1893)
[First One-Volume Edition]: F. V. White & Co., 1893. Original red cloth with blindstamped panel on front board, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Light marks on board, small (ancient) repair to nick at head of spine, light foxing, good.
74 FEVAL, Paul: "I Am Here!". The Duke's Motto or The Little Parisian. A Romance translated by Bertha Browne (1863)
[Le Bossu, 1857]
Third Edition: Ward & Lock, nd (c1865). Mid-C19th blue leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. A little scuffed, armorial bookplates on front free endpaper and following blank leaf, very good.
A swashbuckling historical novel in the tradition of Dumas pere.
75 FORDE, Gertrude: In the Old Palazzo (1885)
First Edition in Three Volumes: F. V. White & Co., 1885. Three volumes uniformly rebound in maroon leather over red marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Spine glued to text blocks. Spine ends and board edges a little rubbed (with small chips at foot of spine on volume I), foxing on prelims, signatures (1891) on front free endpapers, a good set.
Wolff  in original cloth. A romantic novel set in Italy.
76 GISSING, George: The Nether World (1889)
New [ie First One Volume] Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1890. Original olive-brown cloth with decorative bands in black on front board and spine, in blind on rear board, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Scuffed and bumped, a few light marks, front endpapers chipped along inner joint and with bookseller's stamps. A well used copy: fair/good.
79 GOULD, Nat: A Straight Goer (1906)
First Edition: John Long, nd . Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Lightly speckled on boards, foxing spots, good.
Partially set in Australia.
80 GRANT, James: The Captain of the Guard (1862)
First Edition, [Railway Library]: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1862. Mid C19th rebinding in deep purple leather over marbled boards; ruled and lettered in gilt on spine; green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, a little foxing, small bookseller's stamp on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
Originally issued as a yellowback: Topp [I, p.137].
81 GREENWOOD, James: The Adventures of Reuben Davidger; Seventeen Years and Four Months a Captive Among the Dyaks of Borneo (1865)
First Edition: S. O. Beeton, 1865. Coloured frontispiece. Eight plates and twenty-seven illustrations in the text. Mid C19th rebinding in black leather over blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, one plate damaged on edges, some foxing spots, signature (1881) on front free endpaper, good.
All the plates are present, but they are not all in the locations given in the list at the start.
83 HARRADEN, Beatrice: Rachel (1926)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1926. Early C20th green cloth over green-and-black marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; continental patterned endpapers. Board edges faintly sunned, date (1927) written in ink on title page, paper faintly tanned, very good.
Todd . First/only issue: series half-title bound in.
84 HATTON, Joseph: Kites and Pigeons. A Novelette (1872)
First Edition: John Camden Hotten, nd . Illustrated by Sambourne. Late C19th red leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Light scuffing, small binder's label on front pastedown, very good.
85 HATTON, Joseph: Cigarette Papers for After-Dinner Smoking (1892)
First Edition: Hutchinson, 1892. Illustrated. Original illustrated brown cloth; dark brown endpapers. Cloth a little dulled and scuffed, bookplate on front pastedown, a little foxing, good.
A collection of light essays, musings and reflections.
86 HATTON, Joseph: When Greek Meets Greek (1895)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1895. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, blocked in gilt. Light scuffing, foxing (mostly on prelims), otherwise very good.
A novel of male rivalry, set during the French Revolution.
88 HELLER, Frank [ie Martin Gunnar SERNER] The Perilous Transactions of Mr Collin translated [from the Swedish] by Pauline de Chary (1924)
[Herr Collins affärer i London, 1914]
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1924. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers tanned, very good.
Early Swedish crime fiction: the eponymous Mr [Philip] Collin is both a criminal and a detective.
89 HIRST, J[oseph] Crowther: Hiram Gregg (1881)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1881. Three volumes in original grey cloth, ruled in black at head/foot of boards and spine, lettered in black on boards, in gilt on spine; dark grey-green flower-patterned endpapers. Internally all three volumes very clean and tight. All three volumes lightly sunned on spine and with light dampstaining on fore-edges on each board: otherwise a good set.
Wolff . The author's only novel.
91 HORNUNG, E[rnest] W[illiam]: Stingaree (1905)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1905. Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth with blindstamped tree and vine design and white lettering on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Some light marks on boards, Mudie's Library label on front board, trace of removed label on spine, private library stamp ("Queen St Library") on endpapers, good only.
Ten stories featuring Stingaree, a gentleman bushranger. Undated publisher's catalogue bound in at end.
92 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume XII, August 1855 - January 1856
Re-issue: Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd (c1870)
Contains short stories including: A Wife's Story & The Sisters by Emily JOLLY, Winifred's Vow & Sentiment and Action by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Half a Life-Time Ago by Elizabeth GASKELL, Blobbs of Wadham by James PAYN.
Articles include: The Great Baby, Our Commission, The Worthy Magistrate, Out of Town & A Slight Depreciation of the Currency by Charles DICKENS, On the Downs, School-Girls, Another Tight Little Island, Lodgings, Miss Davies, The Railway Companion & Our Shakespeare by James PAYN, The Accursed Race by Elizabeth GASKELL, Disputed Identity by Geraldine JEWSBURY, The Cruise of the Tomtit by Wilkie COLLINS.
Extra Christmas Number for 1855: The Holly-Tree Inn, by Charles DICKENS, Wilkie COLLINS, William HOWITT, Adelaide PROCTOR, and Harriet PARR.
Original crimson cloth on bevelled boards with blindstamped borders, lettered in gilt on spine; cream endpapers. Faintly marked on board edges, otherwise very good.
A rare instance of a periodical being reissued; the Ward, Lock & Tyler edition is considerably less common than the original Bradbury & Evans version.
93 HUME, Fergus: Chronicles of Faeryland. Fantastic Tales for Old and Young (1892)
First Edition: Griffith, Farran & Co., nd . Illustrated by M. Dunlop. Original green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in red, black and gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers; all edges gilt. A couple of small scratches on rear board, trace of removed bookplate on front free endpaper, light foxing, very good.
Wolff  in variant coloured boards.
95 HUNT, Leigh: The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt (1850)
First Thus, New Edition Revised by the Author, with Further Revision and an Introduction by His Eldest Son: Smith Elder & Co., 1860. Frontispiece portrait of Hunt. Original dark blue cloth heavily embossed with wavy line designs, lettered in gilt on spine. Boards lightly grazed, small chip in top corner of rear board, foxing on frontispiece, good.
Hunt was a man of letters (poet, essayist, translator), a friend of many literary figures in the first half of the nineteenth century, and immortalised (unkindly) by Dickens as Harold Skimpole in Bleak House.
96 HUNT, Violet: Their Hearts (1921)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1929. Early C20th green cloth over green-and-black marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; continental daisy-patterned endpapers. Board edges faintly sunned, date (1929) written in violet ink on title page, very good.
Todd . First/only issue: series half-title bound in. Hunt started writing in the mid-1890s, and is probably best remembered for her supernatural short story collections.
* JACOBS, W. W.: see items 198 & 199
102 KING, Katherine: The Queen of the Regiment (1872)
New Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1875. Late C19th rebinding in green cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), some soiling on endpapers, good.
The first of King's nine or so novels. Little is known about the author, but she favoured sensational plots and -- as here and in the following item -- military settings.
103 KING, Katherine: Our Detachment (1875)
Library of Select Novels, No 438: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1875. Text printed in double columns. Original pale brown card wrappers. Light wear, tiny chips on spine ends, a few faint marks, otherwise very good.
104 KING, Richard Ashe [aka BASIL]: Passion's Slave (1889)
[First One-Volume Edition]: Chatto & Windus, 1890. Late C19th rebinding in black leather over black glazed cloth; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; green endpapers. A few light marks, near fine.
A sensational romance involving seduction and suicide.