CATALOGUE 93, Section Five: PAIN - SWIFT

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140 PAIN, Barry: The Exiles of Faloo (1910)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1910. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Light splash marks on board and spine; pink stain on edges of endpapers, good only.
£25.00
One of Pain's most admired novels: a group of criminals on a desert island form their own model of society, which gradually breaks down. Publisher's catalogue for February 1910 bound in at end.

141 PARR, Mrs [Louisa]: Dorothy Fox (1870)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1870. Late C19th dark brown leather over red and brown marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, small tear to inner edge of title page (without loss), otherwise very good.
£20.00
Todd [1212b]. Second issue. Series half-title bound in. A story of Quaker life in Devon.

142 PARRY, His Honour Judge Edward Abbott: The Scarlet Herring and Other Stories (1899)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., Illustrated by Athelstan D. Rusden. Original pale green cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and black on front board, red and gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, name stamp on front free endpaper, very good.
£20.00
Six Victorian fairy stories.

143 SOLD

144 PAYN, James: Gleams of Memory With Some Reflections (1894)
First Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1894. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; blue endpapers. Lightly scuffed, very good.
£25.00
Autobiographical anecdotes and musings: a sequel of sorts to Payn's earlier title Some Literary Recollections.

145 PEARSON'S MAGAZINE
Volume I, January - December 1896
Contains: Secrets of the Courts of Europe. Confidences of an Ex-Ambassador by Allen UPWARD. Six stories. Illustrated.
The Charm and Other Drawing-Room Plays by Walter BESANT and Walter HERRIES. Six one-act plays. Illustrated.
Short stories include:
The Vigil of Count Amadeo by Anthony HOPE, A Dramatic Point & The Shadow of the Greenback by Robert BARR, Billiam by S. R. CROCKETT, London's Danger, Stealing a President & The Ransom by C. J. Cutcliffe HYNE, Nell Gwyn by F. Frankfort MOORE, Flore by Stanley J. WEYMAN, A Photograph of the Invisible by George GRIFFITH, The Retiring of Domsie by Ian MACLAREN.
Original grey cloth on bevelled boards, with art nouveau decorations in green, brown and gilt on front board and spine. Spine a trifle darkened/dulled, otherwise very good.
£30.00

146 PEARSON'S MAGAZINE
Volume XV, January - June 1903
Contains: [The Doom of London] by Fred M. WHITE. 5 (of 6) science fiction stories. Illustrated.
Underground History. The Revelations of an International Spy by A. V [Allen UPWARD]. First 6 stories in ongoing series [published in book form as The Secret History of Today, 1904]. Illustrated.
Short stories include:
The Valley of Spiders by H. G. WELLS.
Original grey cloth on bevelled boards, with art nouveau decorations in green, brown and gilt on front board and spine. Small chips to cloth on corners, rear inner joint reinforced, good
£35.00
White's short stories imagine a series of future disasters for London, and their potential effects: total paralysis by snow and ice; an overpowering smog; a plague of diphtheria; a catastrophic scare on the Stock Market, and a huge explosion on the London Underground.

147 PEMBERTON, Max: A Gentleman's Gentleman: Being Certain Pages from the Life and Strange Adventures of Sir Nicholas Steele, Bart., as Related by His Valet, Hildebrand Briggs (1896)
New Edition: A. D. Innes & Co., 1896. Late C19th binding in deep tan leather over pink cloth; flowers in gilt and green title labels on spine; top edge gilt; blue and pink patterned endpapers; integral silk bookmark. Spine lightly sunned, circular bookplate on front pastedown, fore-edges spotted, lightly browned on page edges, very good.
£30.00
Same year as the first edition: a scarce crime novel (listed in Hubin). The adventures (and misadventures) of a roguish baronet, as told by his equally roguish valet.

148 PEMBERTON, Max: Lucienne with Isabelle & Horizon God (1925)
First Edition: Mills & Boon, 1925. Original light pinky brown cloth, decoratively framed in orange, lettered in orange on spine. Small chip at foot of spine, hinges rubbed, speckled and spotted on leading edges of boards, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, otherwise good.
£25.00
Scarce later Pemberton title. Three short historical novels.

149 PHILIPS, F[rancis] C[harles]: Poor Little Bella (1897)
First Edition: Downey & Co., 1897. Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Light scuffing, paper faintly browned on edges, stamp on front free endpaper, inner joints lightly cracking, good.
£30.00
Not in Wolff, who had some 12 of Philips's novels. Philips had a big hit with As in a Looking Glass in 1889.

150 SOLD

151 PHILLPOTTS, Eden & Arnold BENNETT: The Sinews of War. A Romance of London and the Sea (1906)
First Edition: T. Werner Laurie, nd [1906]. Title page printed in green and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, a few faint marks, impressed stamps n front free endpaper, bookplate of J. T. Kyffin on front pastedown, very good.
£35.00
A sensational thriller.

152 SOLD

153 PICKTHALL, Marmaduke: Sir Limpidus (1919)
First Edition: W. Collins, 1919. Original red cloth; title blindstamped on front board, blocked in gilt on spine. Board edges and spine lightly sunned, corners rubbed, bookplate (dated 1923) on front pastedown, good.
£20.00
The portrait of a politician from his childhood, to the outbreak of the First World War.

154 SOLD

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156 REID, Captain Mayne: The Rifle Rangers; or, Adventures in Southern Mexico (1850)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1853. Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, boards lightly grazed, light foxing, very good.
£25.00

157 REID, Captain Mayne: The Scalp-Hunters; or, Romantic Adventures in Northern Mexico (1851)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1853. Mid-C19th black leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, boards lightly grazed, light foxing, very good.
£25.00

158 REYNOLDS, G[eorge] W[illiam] M[acArthur]: Mysteries of the Court of London.
[First Series]
(1849 - 1850)
[Early Reprints]: John Dicks for the Proprietor, 1859 & 1851. With 104 illustrations by Henry Anelay. 2 volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands and red/black leather title labels on spines; green endpapers. Boards grazed, edges rubbed, several pages worn on edges, one page in Volume II torn and repaired, but with small loss on one edge (a few words lost), fair/good.
£40.00
The first two volumes -- a complete novel in its own right -- of Reynolds's massive work which eventually ran to 4 series in 8 volumes. Originally issued in weekly parts, over two years, each part headed with an engraving.

159 RITCHIE, Anne Thackeray: Chapters from Some Memoirs (1894)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1895. Pale blue cloth over marbled boards; white label on spine lettered in gilt; decorated endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, very good.
£20.00
Todd [3046b]. Second issue. Series half-title bound in. Autobiographical reminiscences by the novelist who wrote as "Miss Thackeray" .

160 ROBERTSON, J[ames] Logie [aka Hugh HALIBURTON]: The White Angel of the Polly Ann and Other Stories. A Book of Fables and Fancies (1886)
First Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1886. Original light blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, some foxing spots, very good.
£30.00
Robertson was a popular poet in his own right, as well as the editor of other poets' works (Scott, Burns, Campbell, Thomson etc). The White Angel is his only collection of stories.

161 ROCHE, Regina Maria: The Children of the Abbey. A Tale (1796)
"Third Edition": J. Gleave & Son (Manchester), 1824. Frontispiece, vignette title and eight plates. Early C19th tan leather over marbled boards. Boards grazed and rubbed on edges, corners worn, a few pages have small edge tears (without loss) and one page has ancient paper repair to edge, foxing: fair/good.
£65.00
Popular Gothic novel concerned with a forged will and a disinherited hero and heroine.

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Yellowback

169 SIMS, George R[obert]: Zeph and Other Stories (1880)
Yellowback: J. P. Fuller, nd (c1882). Original yellow paper-covered boards, lettered and framed in black; spine blank. First and last pages used as pastedowns. Lightly soiled on boards, some rubbing on hinges, good.
£35.00
Contains three long stories: Zeph A Story of To-day, Jo Powell's Pilgrimage & Urbain and Isette, followed by seven briefer tales.

170 SOLD

171 SMYTHIES, Mrs [Harriet Maria Gordon]: Cousin Geoffrey, the Old Bachelor to which is added Claude Stocq (1840)
Baudry's European Library: Baudry (Paris), 1840. Edited by Theodore Hook. Mid-C19th tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands, elaborate gilt decorations and green leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed on extremities, foxing on early pages, otherwise very good.
£60.00
Only Hook's name appears on the spine of this binding.

172 SOUTAR, Andrew: The White Lie Company together with The Woman with the Green Eyes (1927)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, nd [1927]. Original blue cloth lettered and illustrated (with car) in black. Spine faintly sunned with nick at foot, foxing spots on fore-edges, otherwise very good.
£30.00
Short stories: the first part dealing with cars (secondhand) and their salesmen; the second concerned with crime and mystery and featuring the mysterious Sara Achaya, the green-eyed woman from India, with her inscrutable servant Hassan, and her pet python.

173 SPEIGHT, T[homas] W[ilkinson]: The Heart of a Mystery (1896)
"Second Edition": Jarrold & Sons, nd (c1920). Original red cloth, framed and lettered in black. Spine and board edges lightly sunned, chipped at foot of spine, cloth wrinkled on rear board, paper faintly tanned on page edges, good.
£25.00
Speight's novel is in full "Wilkie Collins" mode. This is a remaindered copy of the second edition, with the original publisher's advertisements at the end.

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178 THE SUNDAY STRAND and HOME MAGAZINE
Volume X, July - December 1904
Contains: Tales of Five Continents by F. C. VERNON-HARCOURT. Five stories.
At School in Fairyland by Mary FARRAH. Children's novel. Complete serialisation.
The Psalm Stone by Fred M. WHITE. Chapter XXVI - conclusion.
Short stories include:
A Risky Experiment by Agnes GIBERNE, The Pot of Gold by Mary GAUNT, To See the King, Madame Perrin's Pot-Pourri & A Christmas Debt by Winifred GRAHAM, Jethro's Fortune by John ACKWORTH, The Buried Ring by Amy LE FEUVRE.
Original dark green cloth decorated with lilies in black and gilt, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, small chips and nicks to spine ends, good.
£30.00
The journal was started in 1900 as a sister to The Strand Magazine and incorporating Newnes's Home Magazine. It blended the successful traits of a general literary magazine (serials, stories, general articles, photographs and illustrations) with more earnest material appropriate for Sunday reading. The Sunday Strand lasted for ten years, before merging with The Woman at Home in 1910.

179 THE SUNDAY STRAND and HOME MAGAZINE
Volume XIII, January - June 1906
Contains: The Master of Minvale by Orme AGNUS. Part of ongoing serialisation.
Quaker Stories by John CLEVELAND. Six stories (of seven)
Peggy Pendleton's Plan by E. M. JAMESON. Chapters I - XXI. Start of serialisation.
Short stories include:
New Wine in Old Bottles by Shan F. BULLOCK, The Curate's Sister by Scott GRAHAM, The Voices by Bertram ATKEY.
Original dark green cloth decorated with lilies in black and gilt, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, chips and nicks to spine ends, good.
£30.00

180 SWAYNE, Martin [ie Henry Maurice NICOLL]: Lord Richard in the Pantry (1911)
Fourth Edition: Methuen & Co., 1911. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Chipped on corner at foot of spine and with split to cloth at head of lower hinge, foxing on prelims, fair.
£25.00
Nicoll was a noted psychologist, closely linked to Carl Jung; early in his career he wrote a handful of novels including a science fiction tale (The Blue Germ, 1918). Lord Richard is a farcical comedy in which an impoverished aristocrat becomes a butler in his own household: the novel spawned a successful play and later a film adaptation. All Swayne's fiction is scarce.

181 SWAYNE, Martin [ie Henry Maurice NICOLL]: The Sporting Instinct (1912)
Second Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, nd (c1912). Original crimson cloth framed in white on front board, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned and scuffed on ends, lightly marked on rear board with stain on leading edge and small bleed onto rear endpapers; foxing on early pages, otherwise good.
£25.00
See note to item 180 above. The Sporting Instinct is the story of a society lady whose material wealth is unexpectedly swept away, leaving her to eke out existence in genteel poverty; it shares a theme (riches to rags) with Lord Richard.

182 SWIFT, Benjamin [ie William Romaine PATTERSON]: The Tormentor (1897)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gilt. A little rubbing on corners and on upper hinge, good.
£25.00
"Swift's novels treat unusual and sometimes macabre subjects and their tone fluctuates wildly from farce to sustained social criticism" (Edwardian Fiction). The anti-hero, Jacob Bristol, wheedles out secrets, to obtain power over others through threats and blackmail.