CATALOGUE 95, Section Five: LE SAGE - OWEN

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120 LE SAGE, Alain René: The Devil Upon Two Sticks Translated from the Diable Boiteaux of M. Le Sage. Embellished with Engravings. To which is added Asmodeus's Crutches A Critical Letter upon the Work: and Dialogues Between Two Chimnies of Madrid
[First Thus] Cooke's Edition: C. Cooke, nd [1793]. Two plates. Early C20th blue-black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Untrimmed pages have some edgewear, foxing, otherwise a tight copy, good. £25.00

 

121 LEGRAND, Martin [ie James RICE]: The Cambridge Freshman; or, Memoirs of Mr. Golightly (1871)
First Edition: Tinsley Brothers, 1871. With numerous illustrations by Phiz. Original royal blue cloth with blindstamped framing, with vignette in gilt on spine and front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, otherwise very bright, near fine. £45.00
Wolff [427]. Rice later gained fame as the Walter Besant's writing partner. For another view of life at Cambridge university see item 188.

 

Two-decker

122 LESTER, H[orace] F[rank]: Queen of the Hamlet (1894)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Chapman & Hall, 1894. Two volumes in original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Spines a trifle darkened, lightly scuffed, small chip at foot of spine on Volume II, W. H. Smith's label on each front pastedown, small loss to bottom free corners of last few leaves in Volume I (text unaffected), a good set. £65.00
Collates: I - [viii] + 288 pp; II - [viii] + 274 pp. The novel concerns the vicious gossip and destructive interference of Miss Fanny Strutt, who "reigns" over the small village of Mallow. Lester wrote a handful of novels including parodies and future war stories.

 

123 LINTON, E[liza] Lynn: In Haste and at Leisure (1895)
SOLD

 

Presentation Copy

124 LOCKS, Walter Alexander: A Maid in Armour. Tales of Olde Ilford (1906)
First Edition: Elliot Stock, 1906. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few marks, good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To my daughter Enid/With the Author's love/Christmas 1920. £20.00
Seven historical stories set in and around the Essex town, now part of south-east London.

 

125 THE LONDON JOURNAL
Volumes XLI - XLVI, January 1865 - December 1867
SOLD

 

126 THE LONDON MAGAZINE
Volume 10, February - July 1903
Contains: Was She Worth It? by Marie CONNOR & Robert LEIGHTON. Complete serialisation.
The Doings of Vigorous Daunt by Ambrose PRATT. Episodes V - VII.
The Red Triangle. Being Some Further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Investigator by Arthur MORRISON. Stories IV - VI.
Other short stories include:
A Mere Interlude by Thomas HARDY, Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland by H. G. WELLS, The Face in the Dark by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE, The Great Fortuna Mine by E. Phillips OPPENHEIM, The Golden Castaway by Lloyd OSBOURNE, The Guest of Honour by Frank NORRIS, Kitty and her Lesson-Book by A. & C. ASKEW, The Woman Over the Way by Winifred GRAHAM.
Original pale green cloth, blocked in gilt and black. A few marks on cloth, corners rubbed, small chip at head of spine, good. £25.00

 

127 THE LONDON MAGAZINE
March - December 1926 (second half of Vol 56, all of Vol 57)
Short novels and short stories include: The Under Dog by Agatha CHRISTIE, The Nuptials of Corbigny by Rafael SABATINI, Kitiwik by H. De Vere STACPOOLE, Evenings with Robinson by Mary E. MANN, Prince Charlie's Dirk & The Purple Bedroom by Eden PHILLPOTTS, The Night Out by F. Tennyson JESSE, The Step-Daughter by E. M. DELAFIELD, Jezebel of the Valley Farm by E. Phillips OPPENHEIM, A Little Ghost by Hugh WALPOLE.
Nine issues of the magazine bound (without original wrappers) in maroon binder's cloth. Lightly sunned on spine, otherwise very good. £50.00
Christie's short novel features Hercule Poirot.

 

128 THE LONDON MAGAZINE
Volumes 11 & 12, August 1903 - July 1904.
Contains: The Green Eye of Goona by Arthur MORRISON. Complete serialisation.
The Peradventures of Private Pagett by Major W. P. DRURY. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include:
The Presence by the Fire by H. G. WELLS, The Melancholy Hussar by Thomas HARDY, The Salvation of Detective Furley & Capital Results by W. Pett RIDGE, The Chief of the Starry Head by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE, The Ghost of the Citizen Duvallon & The Locket by Rafael SABATINI, The Girl and the Boy & The Parson the Soldier and the Child by Richard MARSH, Doubles--Not Quite by Helen MATHERS, The Well by W. W. JACOBS, Who Knew the Truth? by B. M. CROKER, Archibald the Unpleasant, Over the Water to China, The Young Antiquaries, The Intrepid Explorer and His Lieutenant, The Turk in Chains, The Golden Gondola, The Flying Lodger & The Smuggler's Revenge by E. NESBIT, The Key and the Book by Eden PHILLPOTTS, Jiggers by Rosa MULHOLLAND, The Romance of a Chappie by Halliwell SUTCLIFFE. Negore the Coward by Jack LONDON, Jack-All-Alone by Morley ROBERTS, The Youth of Lady Constantia by Richard LE GALLIENNE.
Two volumes uniformly bound in early C20th dark green leather over green cloth-covered board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spines; pale brown endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, light foxing, otherwise very good. £50.00

 

129 LOVER, Samuel: Handy Andy
SOLD

 

130 MACDONALD, George: Robert Falconer (1868)
Standard Library: Hurst & Blackett, nd [1881]. Frontispiece. Original green cloth with blindstamped decorations on boards, gilt decorations and lettering on spine; brown endpapers. Small chip on top corner of spine, some foxing on prelims, inscription (1881) on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise a very tight, bright copy: good/very good. £25.00

 

131 MAGNAY, Sir William, Bart: The Heiress of the Season (1899)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1899. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt; grey endpapers. Extremities lightly scuffed, a little rubbing along hinges, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good. £25.00
Not in Wolff, who held eleven titles by Magnay.

 

132 MAGNAY, Sir William, Bart: Rogues in Arcady (1912)
SOLD

 

133 MAGNAY, Sir William, Bart: The Cloak of Darkness (1915)
SOLD

 

Three-decker

134 MARRYAT, Captain Frederick: The King's Own (1830)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1830. Three volumes in mid C19th tan leather over pale brown marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and dark brown leather title labels on spines. Light grazing, a few foxing spots, armorial bookplates on front pastedowns (and additional plate on front free endpaper of Volume I): a very good and attractive set. £225.00
Half titles and advertisement leaves present as per Sadleir [1581].

 

Three-decker

135 MARRYAT, Captain Frederick: Jacob Faithful (1834)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Saunders & Otley, 1834. Three volumes in mid C19th green brown leather over brown marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title labels on spines; green endpapers. Spines a little darkened, signatures on title pages, bookplate on front pastedown of volume I, intermittent foxing, faint stain on prelims of Vol III, but otherwise a very good set. £225.00
Half-titles not called for. Sadleir [1578a], but without the advertisement leaf in volume II.

 

Three-decker

136 MARRYAT, Captain Frederick: Jacob Faithful (1834)
Second Edition in Three Volumes: Saunders & Otley, 1834. Three volumes in mid C19th maroon leather over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Spines sunned to brown, some edgewear and grazing to boards, light foxing: a good set. £80.00

 

137 MARRYAT, Captain Frederick: The Dog Fiend; or Snarleyyow (1837 as Snarleyyow; or, The Dog Fiend)
Standard Novels, Volume 107: Richard Bentley, 1847. Advertisement leaf before 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, undated signature on title page, otherwise bright: very good. £30.00

 

138 MARRYAT, Florence: Her Lord and Master (1871)
SOLD

 

139 MARRYAT, Florence: Miss Harrington's Husband (1886 as Spiders of Society)
SOLD

 

140 MARRYAT, Florence: Mount Eden (1889)
SOLD

 

141 MARTIN, Ewan: Dauntless A Story of a Lost and Forgotten Cause (1901)
SOLD

 

142 MATHERS, Helen [ie Ellen MATHEWS]: Honey (1902)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1902. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners bumped, some light marks on boards, oval stamp ("Boys' Own Impregnable Library") several times on prelims and occasionally in margins, some soiling thumb marks on page edges, otherwise good. £25.00

 

143 McCARTHY, Justin: Dear Lady Disdain (1876)
SOLD

 

144 McCARTHY, Justin: Julian Revelstone. A Romance (1909)
SOLD

 

145 MEADE, L. T. [Elizabeth Thomasina MEADE]: The New Mrs Lascelles (1901)
SOLD

 

* MEADE, L. T.: see also items 187, 188, 189

 

146 THE MINSTER
Volume II, July - December 1892
Contains: From the Diary of a Valet by Max PEMBERTON. Complete serialisation, illustrated by Sydney Cowell. [Published in expanded book form as A Gentleman's Gentleman in 1896]
After Hours by Barry PAIN. Humorous musings.
Short stories include:
Her Tender Heart by F. Frankfort MOORE, A Type-Writing Romance by Ina Leon CASSILIS, The Rocks o' Tulloch by Jean MIDDLEMASS, Quiet Mr Browne by RITA, Misplaced Affections & Into the Outer Darkness by Guy BOOTHBY, Black Ned by J. G. SNAITH, Our Caravan by Horace HUTCHINSON.
Original red cloth, with blindstamped art-nouveau designs, lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Chipped on spine ends, with tear at head of upper hinge; contents clean and tight: thus only fair/good. £30.00
A rival to The Strand from the publishing house of A. D. Innes & Co. An announcement at the end of the volume states that the title has now been acquired by The Artistic Publishing Company, the new owners having grand plans for expanding and improving the magazine. In reality it closed less than a year later.

 

147 MOORE, Thomas: The Epicurean. A Tale (1827)
Fifth Edition: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1828. Mid C19th black leather over marbled board; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; pale brown endpapers; all edges marbled. Extremities scuffed, some spotting on endpapers, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise very good. £30.00
The hero, Alciphron, travels to Egypt in search of the secret of eternal life.

 

148 MORLEY, Henry: The Chicken Market and Other Stories (1861 as Oberon's Horn: A Book of Fairy Tales)
New Edition: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, nd [1877]. Illustrated by C. H. Bennett. Original blue cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; brown endpapers. Extremities rubbed, small nicks to spine ends, front inner joint paper cracked, good. £25.00

 

Yellowback

149 MORRISON, Arthur: Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series (1896)
SOLD

 

* MORRISON, Arthur: see also item 128, 213

 

150 NASH'S PALL MALL MAGAZINE
October 1919 - April 1920
Contains: The Master of Man by Hall CAINE. Start of ongoing serialisation.
Also episodes of ongoing serials by William J. LOCKE & Robert W. CHAMBERS
Short stories include:
The First of Fools by E. Phillips OPPENHEIM, The Bright Side by John GALSWORTHY, The Abdication by Perceval GIBBON, The Stepping Star by Marie CORELLI.
Articles include:
The Vital Message by A. Conan DOYLE (last in a series of 5 articles on spiritualism and "psychic knowledge"); The New Heaven etc by Basil KING (4 out of 5 articles on the author's psychic experiences).
Six issues bound together (without original wrappers) in maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light water mark in centre of rear board, otherwise good. £25.00

 

151 NEEDELL, Mrs J. H. [ie Mary Anne NEEDELL]: Unequally Yoked (1891)
New Edition: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier (Edinburgh), nd (c1892). Original scarlet cloth, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt and black; publisher's own brown monogrammed endpapers. A couple of light marks on boards, otherwise a crisp tight copy: near fine. £25.00
A churchman marries a woman of "a lower class".

 

152 THE NEW MAGAZINE
Volume I, April - September 1909
Contains: The Affairs of Montagu Fleming M. D. by Grenville HAMMERTON & Cochrane HENDERSON M. B. Complete sequence of six detective stories with medical themes.
Short stories include:
The Case of the Brazil Nut Being an Adventure of Denman Cross -- Detective by Herbert Maxwell, The Runaway by Ruby M. AYRES, His Majesty the Patron by Fred M. WHITE, The Marriage of Letty, Old Mrs Sinclair & John Barton's Luck by Alice & Claude ASKEW, The Stolen Rubens by Jacques FUTRELLE.
Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in dark green and gilt. Spine creased, paper tanned on page edges, good. £40.00
The series of medical crime stories do not appear to have been issued in book form.

 

153 NEWBOLT, Henry: Aladore (1914)
First Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1914. "Illustrated in Collotype from Drawings by The Lady Hylton". Early C20th green leather over green cloth covered boards; raised bands and black leather title labels on spine; patterned endpapers. Spine sunned to brown, a little scuffing, good. £30.00
Newbolt is best-remembered as the author of patriotic poems, such as Drake's Drum, but he was also a novelist. Aladore is a medieval fantasy (knights, enchantresses, fair maidens and the mysterious city of the title), much in the style of William Morris's Well at the World's End etc.

 

Two-decker

154 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: The Prodigals and Their Inheritance (1894)
SOLD

 

155 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: Lady William (1894)
Second [and First One-Volume] Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1894. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. £45.00

 

156 OPPENHEIM, E[dward] Phillips: Havoc (1912)
SOLD

 

157 OWEN, Ashford [ie Anne Charlotte OGLE]: A Lost Love (1855)
"Cheap Edition", New Edition, Revised: Smith, Elder & Co., 1858. Original orange cloth on light boards, printed in black; cream endpapers with publisher's booklists. Boards lightly soiled and printing quite rubbed, undated signature on half-title, otherwise good. £30.00
Issued in the same format (orange cloth) as the "Cheap Edition" of Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Villette & Shirley.