CATALOGUE 95, Section Three: FARJEON - HUME

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66 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: Bread and Cheese and Kisses (1872)
Hutchinson & Co., nd (c19020. Original orange and white card wrappers, Chipped on spine ends with acouple of nicks to edges, owner's signature on front cover, page edges lightly tanned, good. £16.00


67 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]:
In a Silver Sea (1886)
New Edition: Ward & Downey, nd (c1888). Late C19th green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, very good. £30.00

 

68 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: The Pride of Race. In Five Panels (1901)
Second Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1901. Original crimson cloth, lettered in white on front board and spine. A few light marks, white lettering rubbed at foot of spine, endpapers tanned, inscription (1939) on front free endpaper, good. £30.00

 

69 FENN, George Manville: Sawn Off: A Tale of a Family Tree (1891)
First Edition, The Whitefriars Library of Wit & Humour: Henry & Co., 1891. Frontispiece portrait of author. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt, with small illustration in grey on front board; black endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, good £30.00
Two short novels: for the original periodical publication of the second -- The Gilded Pill -- see item 207.

 

70 FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: The Wolves and the Lamb (1914)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1914. Illustrated. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, foxing, otherwise very good. £30.00

 

71 FRY, Isabel: The Day of Small Things (1901)
First Edition: At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1901. Original blue cloth, with design of striding tigers in a decorative band across boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, bottom corner of front board lightly marked, inscriptions (1903 & 1945) on prelims, good. £30.00
Short stories by a member of a famous Quaker family. Scarce.

 

72 GIFT, Theo [ie Theodora BOULGER]: Lil Lorimer (1885)
New Edition: Ward & Downey, 1887. Original crimson cloth with raised and blindstamped decorative panels on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; decorated endpapers. Extremities ends rubbed, inscription (1898) on front free endpaper, otherwise good. £25.00
The novel is partly set in a vividly realised South American city, based on Montevideo, Uruguay, where the author spent her own childhood.

 

73 GIFT, Theo [ie Theodora BOULGER]: Wrecked at the Outset (1894)
[
Reprint]: Jarrold & Sons, nd (c1894). Original brown cloth with blindstamped art-nouveau design on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Very faintly sunned, signature (1914) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good £25.00
Three short novels: Left Outside, Mrs Houghton Disappears and A Young Person. A remainder issue of the first edition, in a later publisher's binding.

 

74 GISSING, George: Isabel Clarendon (1886)
First Thus, "Society & the Victorians, Volumes 1 & 2": Harvester Press (Brighton), 1969. Edited with a Critical Introduction by Pierre Coustillas. Two volumes in original navy blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, green endpapers. Lightly marked on rear board of volume I, otherwise very good. £30.00

 

* GISSING, George: see also item 64

 

75 GRANT, James: The Queen's Cadet and Other Stories (1874)
SOLD

 

76 GREENWOOD, James: Unsentimental Journeys: or, Byways of Modern Babylon (1867)
First Edition: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, 1867. Double page illustrations. Original crimson cloth on bevelled boards, blocked in black, blue, silver and gilt; brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Light scuffing, bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, very good. £75.00
Fictionalised sketches of London low-life.

 

77 GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur: Tales of a Government Official (1902)
First Edition: F. V. White and Co., 1902. Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, owner's signature (1905) at head of front board and (1907) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. £30.00
Griffiths was H. M. Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and had a lifelong interest in crime and criminology. The stories in this volume are based on his own experiences: "Moving episodes in town and country; gaol outbreaks, affrays, assaults; escapes that have succeeded or failed; sentences borne by the wrong people; great frauds that failed; wild schemes of vengeance for wrongs real or fancied; restitution made unsought and unexpected; instances of faith and self-sacrifice expected by poor souls sunk deep in crime".

 

78 GULL, C[yril] Ranger: Retribution (1909)
[
Second Edition]: T. Werner Laurie, 1913. Original blue cloth, lettered in white. Front board lightly but unevenly sunned, corners lightly rubbed, a little foxing, good. £20.00

 

79 THE HALFPENNY SURPRISE
SOLD

 

80 HATTON, Joseph: Bitter Sweets: A Love Story (1865)
SOLD

 

81 THE HEREFORDSHIRE MAGAZINE
June 1907 - February 1908. Edited by Compton READE.
SOLD

 

82 THE HEARTSEASE LIBRARY OF HIGH CLASS FICTION
Nos 117 - 130, October - December 1910
Contains: Mary Latimer--Nun. A series of "grand, new, long, Convent stories".
The Bells of Hallowdene by Carlton GREY. "A Great Serial Melodrama of Love, Passion and Mystery". Continuation of serialisation.
Fourteen issues bound together, including all original wrappers; mid-C20th red binder's cloth. Light marks on cloth, otherwise very good. £40.00
A silent film -- Mary Latimer, Nun -- apparently based on one of the Convent stories, appeared in 1920.

 

83 THE HEARTSEASE LIBRARY OF HIGH CLASS FICTION
Nos 156 - 182, July - December 1911
Contains: Mary Latimer--Nun. A series of "grand, new, long, Convent stories".
By All Forsaken or The Woman Convict. "An Intensely Thrilling and Pathetic Serial." Start of serialisation
The Strange Lady or The Hand of Destiny. Start of serialisation.
Twenty seven issues bound together, including all original wrappers; mid-C20th red binder's cloth. Light marks on cloth, otherwise very good. £50.00
The illustrated wrappers frequently show melodramatic situations, including one of "Mary Latimer--Nun" apparently about to drown. All contributions are anonymous.

 

Three-decker

84 HOLLIS, Margery [i.e. Emma ELLIOT]: Audrey. A Novel (1890)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley & Son, 1890. Three volumes in original blindstamped navy-blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines, light blue flower-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed and bumped, a few light marks on boards, spine ends have nicks and small chips, light cracking to inner joint papers, repaired split to cloth on hinge of Volume III, a fair to good set. £40.00
Wolff [2072]. A plot novel, partly turning on the favourite Victorian device of the invalidity of "marriage with deceased wife's sister" (the bar on such marriages was lifted by Act of Parliament in 1907).

 

85 HOOK, Theodore: Merton* (1824) The Man of Many Friends* (1825), Passion and Principle* (1825), Cousin William* (1828), Gervase Skinner* (1828), Maxwell (1830), The Parson's Daughter (1833), Gilbert Gurney (1836), Jack Brag (1837), Gurney Married (1838), All in the Wrong (1839), Cousin Geoffry (1840), Fathers and Sons (1842), The Widow & The Marquess (1842), Peregrine Bunce (1842)
New Editions: George Routledge & Co., c1870. Fifteen volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th purple leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and green leather title labels on spines; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Spines lightly sunned, a little rubbing on corners, a good set. £150.00
Titles marked with * originally appeared in the three series of Sayings and Doings (1824, 1825, 1828). Cousin Geoffry (or Geoffrey) is by Mrs Gordon Smythies and was edited by Hook.

 

86 HOPE, Andrée [ie Annie Jane HARVEY]: The Secret of Wardale Court and Other Stories (1894)
SOLD

 

87 HOPE, Anthony [ie Anthony Hope HAWKINS]: The Great Miss Driver (1908)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1908. Two volumes in early C20th dark green cloth over green marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spines; patterned endpapers. Spines darkened, a little sunning on board edges, signature in pencil on prelims, very good. £20.00
Todd [4081/82]. First/only issues. Series half-titles bound in. Miss Driver scandalously runs away with her lover rather than settle for a safe marriage..

 

88 HOPKINS, Tighe: The Silent Gate: A Voyage into Prisons (1900)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1900. Title page printed in red and black. Original pale green cloth, illustrated (prison warder and door) in black, lettered in gilt. Corners scuffed, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, a little faint foxing, very good. £25.00
Eleven stories of imprisonment, prisoners, criminals and their families.

 

* HORNUNG, E. W.: see item 36

 

89 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume VIII, September 1853 - February 1854
SOLD

 

90 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume X, August 1854 - January 1855
SOLD

 

91 HOWARD, Edward: Rattlin the Reefer (1836)
Standard Novels, Vol 69: Richard Bentley, 1850. Frontispiece. Original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers with publisher's booklists. Lightly rubbed on corners, a little foxing, otherwise bright: very good. £30.00
The novel is sometimes (erroneously) attributed to Captain Marryat, who edited it for Bentley; a mistake compounded by the fact that Howard's name does not appear anywhere in the volume.

 

92 HUME, Fergus W[right]: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)
SOLD