CATALOGUE 93, Section Six: TELLET - WESTALL
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184 TEMPLE BAR
Volumes LV- LVII, January - December 1879
Contains: Probation by Jessie FOTHERGILL. Complete serialisation.
Vivian the Beauty by Mrs Annie EDWARDES. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: The Mystery of Marmaduke by Wilkie COLLINS, The New Endymion by Julian HAWTHORNE, The Wraith of Barnjum by F. ANSTEY, Auld Robin Gray by Mrs GODFREY, Poll Miles by Marjorie MAJENDIE, Her First Appearance by Mrs HUNGERFORD, A Wild Goose Chase by Harriet JAY, The Romance of Pygmalion and Galatea by Frank BARRETT.
Three volumes in original blindstamped green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; blue endpapers. Small chips to cloth on spine ends, some foxing, otherwise good.
185 TEMPLE BAR
Volumes LVIII - LX, January - December 1880
Contains: The Rebel of the Family by E. Lynn LINTON. Complete serialisation.
Adam and Eve by Louisa PARR. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: That Night in June by Mrs HUNGERFORD.
Three volumes in original blindstamped green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Small chips to cloth on spine ends, some foxing, otherwise good.
186 TERRELL. Thomas: The City of the Just (1892)
First Edition: Trischler & Co., 1892. Illustrated. Original light green cloth, lettered and illustrated in red and black. Corners and spine ends rubbed, endpapers replaced, good.
A story of murder and fraud, set in largely in Carmarthenshire. Listed in Hubin.
187 THACKERAY, William Makepeace: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of her Majesty Q. Anne Written by Himself (1852)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Smith, Elder & Co., 1852. Three volumes in dark green cloth with printed paper labels on spines; yellow endpapers. Labels spotted with some tiny chips, otherwise a very good set.
A later rebinding which has re-used the original paper labels on the spines. Widely regarded as one of the finest historical novels of the period.
190 TRISTRAM, W[illiam] Outram: Comedies from a Countryside (1885)
First Edition: Ward & Downey, 1885. Original black cloth, with blindstamped design of squares and flowers on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; grey-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, small loses (2 mm) to cloth head and foot of spine, otherwise good.
Four stories: The Squire, The Parvenu, The Heiress, The Parson.
191 TROLLOPE, Anthony: Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1867)
Fourth Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1876. Late C19th maroon leather over marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and green leather title label on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Spine a little darkened, tiny chip to lower label on spine, signature (1877) on verso of front free endpaper, very good.
192 TROLLOPE, Frances: The Widow Barnaby (1839)
Standard Novels: Richard Bentley, 1840. Frontispiece. Mid-C19th binding in brown leather over turquoise cloth; black leather title label on spine. Small chip and some rubbing to leather at head of spine, two (different) armorial bookplates on front endpapers, otherwise good.
194 TYTLER, Sarah [ie Henrietta KEDDIE]: The Diamond Rose. A Life of Love and Duty (1867)
First Edition: Alexander Strahan, 1867. Original navy blue cloth on bevelled boards, framed and decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt on spines; brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Corners lightly rubbed, tiny chip at head of spine, two small tears to half-title, undated inscription of front free endpaper, good.
Wolff . Historical novel set largely in Edinburgh in the first two decades of the eighteenth century.
196 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
Alfred DE VIGNY, Edward OUBLIAC, Anne MARSH-CALDWELL: Tales of the First French Revolution (1849)
First Edition, Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1849. Bound with:
MARSH-CALDWELL, Anne: The Wilmingtons (1850)
Parlour Library: Simms & McIntyre, 1852. Two volumes bound as one in mid-C19th crimson leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title label on spine. Spine gummed to text block with consequent creasing: boards sunned to brown and lightly grazed, foxing and undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
The 4 stories in Tales of The First French Revolution were collected, edited (and probably translated) by Anne Marsh-Caldwell. The stories are: The Professional Visits of le Docteur Noir by Alfred DE VIGNY; Sealed Orders by Alfred DE VIGNY; Limoëlan by Edward OUBLIAC & A Soldier's Fortune (ANONYMOUS).
199 VARIOUS AUTHORS: Juno and Other Stories
Favourite Fiction Series, [Volume VII]: William Stevens, nd (c1887). Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; grey and white leaf-patterned endpapers. Slightly dulled, with rubbing to spine ends, good.
Nos 19 - 25 in series. Seven novelettes in six issues, each issue running to sixty-four pages in length: Juno, A Hunting Story by I. N.; What a Woman Did by L. E. M.; Under a Cloud by Robin GRAY; Two Sisters by G. P. SMITH; Conquered by A. EGERTON; Baffled by Alfred HARCOURT with Alan's Wooing by John BLUNT.
200 VARIOUS AUTHORS: The Bailiff's Daughter and Other Stories
Favourite Fiction Series, [Volume IX]: William Stevens, nd (c1888). Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; grey and white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, a few light foxing spots, small pink stain on top corners, very good.
Nos 31 - 36 in the series. Six novelettes and two short stories in six issues, each issue running to sixty-four pages in length: The Bailiff's Daughter by Robin GRAY; Dandie A Love Story by Clara LEMORE with Thistleton Grange by Paul DENHAM; A Blighted Blossom by M., A Winter Wooing by S. M. with Foiled by a Woman by BERYL; Dearly Won by ETOILE; Mother and Son by JESSON.
201 VARIOUS AUTHORS: His Queen of Love and Other Stories
Favourite Fiction Series, [Volume XI]: William Stevens, nd (c1889). Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; grey and white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, a few light foxing spots, small pink stain on top edges of endpapers, undated signature and foxing on prelims, otherwise very good.
Nos 43 - 49 in the series. Six novelettes in six issues, each issue running to sixty-four pages in length: His Queen of Love by S. W.; Her Grace by JESSON; My Grave by E. W.; In Strange Attire by GWYNETH; Dolly's Ordeal by B. DEMPSTER; The Gift of the Bridegroom by ALISON.
202 VARIOUS AUTHORS: "Tales"
Jemima's Brooch or Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness (1861)
Lottie Ashley. A Story of the Seventh Commandment (1865)
Ascension Day; or The Skylark's Lesson (1868)
Katie's Lessons. A True Story by S. C. S (1865)
Nelly Wort; or "I Can't Depend Upon Her" by the author of Hester Blake (1868)
Milly Fenton. A Tale for Girls (1867)
The Orphans (1867)
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no dates. Illustrated. Eight volumes bound as one in late C19th green binder's cloth; title "Tales" on spine in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, undated signatures on prelims, good.
A collection of short stories (or, rather, tracts in story form) intended to teach morality and Christian ideals to children. Each would have been issued separately, probably in paper wraps. Uncommon survivors. None of the authors is identified.
203 VARIOUS AUTHORS "Tales"
BUNBURY, Miss S[elina]: Little Dora Playfair; or "I Won't Go to School" (1851)
Ellen and Lizzie; or If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments (1859)
ADAMS, Charlotte: Mamma's Little Friend (?)
[BUNGENER, Felix]: Two Christmas Days and Two Christmas Trees (1863)
Amy's Watchword; or, The First Mission of Love (1862)
Plain Thoughts for Holy Days by L. K. (1867)
Margaret's Godmothers (1866)
Patty Milner's Savings (1865)
The Shepherd and His Family by the author of Hester Blake (1861)
The New Half-Crown; or Thou Shalt Not Steal (?)
Stick Your Needle In by the author of Conversations After Church (1861)
The Two Servant Girls; or, "Lead Me Not into Temptation" (1868)
Twelve volumes bound as one in late C19th green binder's cloth; title "Tales" on spine in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, otherwise good.
See note to item 200 above.
204 VARIOUS AUTHORS: XX Stories by XX Tellers, Edited by Leopold Wagner (1895)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Original orange cloth, lettered in black (the authors' names are laid out like the spokes on a wheel). Lightly scuffed, cloth a trifle darkened on board edges, inscription (1929) on front pastedown, very good.
Collection of stories culled from various sources. The twenty stories and authors are: Polly by Margaret WATSON, My Lost Home by John HOLLINGSHEAD, Two Strokes of the Pen by Henry HERMAN, A Guild Clerk's Tale by W. Moy THOMAS, Bill by Barry PAIN, Slightly Deaf by Bracebridge HEMYNG, A Breach of Promise of Marriage by Geo. Manville FENN, The Marriage of Anna Ivanovna by H. Sutherland EDWARDS, An Odd Fix by F. W. ROBINSON, A Champion of England by Brandon THOMAS, The Romance of a Melody by Leopold WAGNER, The Episode of the Pilot by F. C. BURNAND, Angela: An Inverted Love Story by W. S. GILBERT, A Fallen Star by A. W. PINERO, The Wearing of the Green by Justin McCARTHY, The Cigarette by H. Savile CLARKE, The Man in Possession by B. L. FARJEON, The Purser's Story by Robert BARR, A Silent Sacrifice by W. W. FENN & The Chumplebunneys on the Ocean Wave by W. BEATTY-KINGDOM.
206 VOLPE, Gerolamo: Memoirs of an Ex-Capuchin; or, Scenes of Modern Monastic Life (1853)
Second Thousand: James Nisbet & Co, 1855. Mid C19th purple cloth (probably secondary binding), lettered in gilt on spine. Generally sunned to brown, with 1 cm chip to corner at foot of spine, hand-written number on front pastedown, good.
An autobiographical narrative (which may or may not be part fiction) adapted by Volpe from information provided by one Vincenzo Crespi. The book was written English (Volpe was living in Canterbury) and ends with a plea for the book to be translated into Italian.
207 WALKER, Annie L[ouisa] [later known as Mrs Harry COGHILL]: Lady's Holm (1878)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Samuel Tinsley, 1878. Three volumes in original brown cloth, ruled and decorated in black on boards, lettered in gilt on spines. Lightly grazed on boards, free corners rubbed, endpapers replaced, a little shaken, light foxing: a fair to good set.
Not in Wolff. Collates: I - [vi] + 302 pp + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated October 1878; II - [iv] + 320 pp; III - [iv] + 318 pp. Half-titles not called for. Under her married name ("Mrs Harry Coghill") Annie L. Walker "arranged and edited" her second-cousin -- Margaret Oliphant's Autobiography. As a novelist in her own right she produced a handful of titles, all now scarce.
208 WALSH, Louis J.: The Yarns of Country Attorney Being Stories and Sketches of Life in Rural Ulster (1917)
First Edition: M. H. Gill & Son (Dublin), 1917. Illustrated. Title page printed in black and red. Original olive brown cloth, blindstamped on front board, lettered in white on spine. Cloth speckled on boards, spine lettering rubbed, foxing on prelims, good.
Short stories, mainly light-hearted, of legal affairs, minor crime etc in Ulster.
209 WARDEN, Florence [ie Florence PRICE]: A Vagrant Wife (1885)
The Family Story-Teller: William Stevens, nd (c1890). Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed, spine ends nicked, signature (1918) on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
There is nothing in the book to indicate publication date.
210 WARDEN, Gertrude [ie Gertrude PRICE]: The Wooing of a Fairy (1897)
Second Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1897. Original beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in brown (gilt on spine); grey endpapers. Lightly scuffed, W. H. Smith's Subscription Library label on front pastedown, a few foxing spots, very good.
"What I want to show is this: that men as well as women occasionally have hearts, and are none the happier or better treated for it. It is the old story, I suppose: in dealings with the other sex one must be the executioner or the victim."
211 WATTERS, T[homas]: Stories of Everyday Life in Modern China Told by Chinese and Done into English by T. Watters Late H. M. Consul at Foochow (1896)
First Edition: David Nutt, 1896. Original fine-ribbed dark olive cloth with blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Minimal scuffing, light tanning on endpapers, armorial bookplate of Henry Arthur Blake on front pastedown, undated signature (Edith Blake) on half-title, very good/near fine.
The previous owner was (appropriately enough), the Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903.
212 WEBB, Mrs J[ohn] B[irch] [ie Annie WEBB]: The Adventures of Julio Arnouf; A Tale of the Vaudois. Designed for Young Persons (1842 as A Tale of the Vaudois)
First Thus: Darton & Hodge, nd . Frontispiece comprising quotation from book in illuminated letters on gilt ground, with oval illustration of Julio laid on upper portion of page; conjugate with illustrated title page with illuminated lettering; followed by printed title page. Original blindstamped red cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in silver and gilt; brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks on boards, foxing on prelims, very good.
Dated from copies listed on COPAC. The novel seems to have undergone a second title change around 1867: later copies were issued as Julio the Slave A Tale of the Vaudois. Mrs Webb was best-known for her earlier novel Naomi (1840)
214 WESTALL, William: A Fair Crusader A Story of To-day (1888)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Hurst & Blackett, 1888. Two volumes bound in a library binding: deep red leather spines over red cloth-covered boards; black title labels on spines: cream endpapers. No library marks on binding, but library stamps on both title pages. A few light marks in text, otherwise good.