CATALOGUE 94, Section Five: OLIPHANT - RYCE
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142 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: May (1873)
Fourth Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1876. Late C19th green cloth, with brown leather title on spine. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
A Scottish novel, set in the Kingdom of Fife.
146 ORCZY, Baroness [Emmuska]: Sir Percy Hits Back. An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1927)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1927. 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. Orczy's first Pimpernel title appeared in 1905, but she returned frequently to her dashing hero until Mam'zelle Guillotine as late as 1940.
148 OUIDA [ie Marie-Louise DE LA RAMEE]: In a Winter City. A Sketch (1876)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1876. Original dark green cloth, framed, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, inner joint papers lightly cracked, foxing on early/late pages, good.
149 PAIN, Barry: Wilmay and Other Stories of Women (1898)
First Edition: Harper & Brothers (London), 1898. Original green cloth: front board decorated with flowers in yellow and green; lettered in dark green on spine. Corners bumped, chipped on spine corners, faint stain at foot of front board, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library plate on front pastedown, undated signature on front free endpaper, good.
Contains the short novel Wilmay and 4 shorter pieces: The Love Story of a Plain Woman, The History of Clare Tollison, The Forgiveness of the Dead & A Complete Recovery. A scarce Pain title.
150 PAIN, Barry: Going Home Being the Fantastic Romance of the Girl with Angel Eyes and the Man Who Had Wings (1921)
Second Impression: T. Werner Laurie, nd (c1921). Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine a little darkened, with some rubbing on spine ends and along hinges; lower hinge appears to have been all but invisibly repaired; good.
As the title suggests, a fantasy.
152 PARDON, George Frederick: The Christmas Tree: A Book of Instruction and Amusement for All Young People, [Third Year] (1858)
First Edition: James Blackwood, 1858. Numerous illustrations. Original blindstamped blue cloth, with illustrations of children and Christmas tree in gilt on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; all edges gilt; yellow endpapers. Lightly scuffed, chipped on spine ends, small chip to lower hinge, good.
The Preface is signed "G. F. P. ". A Christmas miscellany of stories, poems, history and -- ornithology.
158 PHILIPS, F[rancis] C[harles] & C[harles] J[ohn] WILLS: The Fatal Phryne (1889)
New Edition: Swan Sonneschein & Co., nd (c1890). Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Edges and hinges well rubbed, otherwise a solid copy, good.
Topp [IX, p. 117]. A melodramatic tale of love and suffering.
159 PHILLPOTTS, Eden: The Old Time Before Them (1913)
First Edition: John Murray, 1913. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed on corners and spine ends, bookplate of Alfred Delves and his signature (1916) on front endpapers, owner's ticks by list of Phillpotts titles facing title page, and note of Phillpotts age in 1913 on title page, thus only good.
A collection of fifteen stories told by a group of drinkers at The Plume of Feathers public house in Widecombe.
162 REYNOLDS, George W[illiam] M[cArthur]: The Mysteries of London, First Series (1844-6)
[Reprint]: John Dicks, nd (c1900). Illustrated. Two volumes in original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards; blindstamped decorative framing on boards, with gilt ornament in centre of front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Text printed in double columns. A few light marks, very faint tanning, otherwise near fine.
The first of four novels under the same general title. The first series and second series (see following item) were by Reynolds, but the later third and fourth series were by Thomas Miller and E. L. Blanchard respectively. Each "series" is a complete novel in itself. Not to be confused with Reynolds's similarly-named Mysteries of the Court of London.
164 ROBERTS, Morley: The Man Who Stroked Cats and Other Stories (1912)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. Original blindstamped maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lettering dulled/oxidised, small chip to cloth on top edge of rear board, undated signature and faint circular stamp on front pastedown, good.
A collection of five stories.
165 ROBERTS, Morley: The White Mamaloi and Other Stories (1929)
First Edition: Eveleigh, Nash & Grayson, 1929. Original-blue black cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine very faintly sunned, a few light marks, very good.
Scarce, late Roberts title: six short stories and a fifteen page Preface by the author on the art of story-writing.
170 ROSS, Martin [ie Violet MARTIN] & E[dith] Oe[none] SOMERVILLE:
Beggars on Horseback. A Riding Tour in North Wales (1895)
First Edition: William Blackwood, 1895. Illustrated by E. Oe Somerville. Original steel blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Small loss (2 mm) at head of spine, nicked at foot of spine, marked on top right corner of front board, light stain on corners of first few leaves, undated signatures on half-title, fair.