CATALOGUE 91, Section Six: RADCLIFFE - SWAN
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165 RAMSEY, Alicia: The Adventures of Mortimer Dixon (1913)
First Edition: Stanley Paul, 1913. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and boards edges a little sunned, undated signatures on front free endpaper and half-title; endpapers a little browned, a few foxing spots, very good.
"Mortimer Dixon is a young journalist who is sent by his "chief" in a pursuit which takes him into startling adventures in the Chinese Quarter of the East End." (Publisher's blurb). Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction II.
166 READE, Charles: The Wandering Heir. A Matter-of-Fact Romance (1875)
New Edition, Piccadilly Novels: Chatto & Windus, 1887. Illustrated. Original red cloth, elaborately blocked and lettered in black on boards, in black and gilt on spine; brown-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine a little darkened, lightly sunned on board edges, light foxing, good.
Dedicated to M. E. Braddon. Publisher's catalogue for April 1890 bound in at end.
167 REYNOLDS, Stephen: The Holy Mountain A Satire on Tendencies (1910)
First Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1910. Original blue cloth, framed in pale blue on front board and lettering in gilt. Spine and spine edges of boards darkened, otherwise a clean, tight copy, otherwise good.
A fantasy which satirises (in a Wellsian manner) a number of "tendencies" of English life including religious humbug, jingoism, and commercialisation. Two lovers in Wiltshire move a mountain (by the power of their love); the newly situated "holy" mountain becomes a site of religious devotion before degenerating into a music-hall and beer garden. Scarce.
169 RIDDELL, Mrs J. H. [ie Charlotte RIDDELL]: Austin Friars (1870)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original maroon cloth with raised chrysanthemum design on front board, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good.
A bright and attractive copy of one of Mrs Riddell's "City" novels.
171 ROBERTSON, Muirhead [ie Henry JOHNSON]: A Lombard Street Mystery (1888)
First Edition: W. Bartholomew, 1888. Original grey-blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Spine a little darkened, extremities scuffed, crease across front board, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), thus only fair.
172 ROBINSON, F[rederick] W[illiam]: Milly's Hero (1865)
"Library Edition": Hutchinson & Co., nd, c1890. Original green cloth with speckled design on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, owner's name stamp several times on prelims and on final page of text, good.
173 ROHMER, Sax [ie Arthur WARD]: Tales of Secret Egypt (1918)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1918. Original blue cloth, lettered in black. A few light marks on boards, corners bumped, front free endpaper tipped in, good.
A collection of 12 stories, three of which are identified as supernatural: The Death-Ring of Sneferu, Lord of the Jackals & In the Valley of the Sorceress.
177 SIMS, George R[obert]: Rogues and Vagabonds (1885)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1885. Late C19th black leather over red marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, foxing on endpapers, very good.
Not in Wolff. Sims's best known book, a sensational crime novel. Issued in one volume in cloth and as a yellowback. This is presumably the yellowback version rebound.
180 SIMS, George R[obert]: Li Ting of London and Other Stories (1907)
[Reprint]: Chatto & Windus, 1917. Pocket edition in original red cloth, decorated and lettered in black. Spine sunned with some creasing on spine ends, undated signature on front free endpaper, paper lightly tanned, good.
Crime stories. A scarce title.
185 SMART, Hawley: Tie and Trick. A Melodramatic Story (1885)
[First One-Volume Edition]: Chapman & Hall, 1885. Original green cloth, framed in black on front board and lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, a couple of small bubbles in cloth on top edge of front board, otherwise very good.
First appeared as a three-decker earlier in the same year.
186 SOMERVILLE, E[dith] Oe[none] & Martin ROSS [ie Violet MARTIN]:
Dan Russel the Fox (1911)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1911. Original orange-tan cloth, with decorations of feathers in white, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. A few light marks, a little foxing, very good.
188 STACPOOLE, H[enry] de Vere: Ocean Tramps (1924)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1924. Original light blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine ends bumped, a little faint foxing, otherwise clean, bright, tight: very good.
Publisher's catalogue for Spring 1924 bound in at end. A collection of fifteen short stories.
189 STOWE, Mrs Harriet Beecher: Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands (1854)
Twelfth Thousand: G. Routledge & Co., 1854. Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Mid C19th purple leather over blue cloth covered boards. Backstrip gummed to text block with consequent light creasing, corners scuffed, light foxing, otherwise very good.
An account of Stowe's travels in Europe following the huge success of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The first half details her progress through the United Kingdom, the second her trips around continental Europe. First published in two volumes earlier in the same year.
192 SWAN, Annie S., Sydney WATSON, Etc: For the Sake of the Family and Other Stories (1898)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1898. Illustrated. Original beige cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. A few light marks on cloth, otherwise very good.
Contains: For the Sake of the Family, In Haste to be Rich, The Dream of Mary Muldoon, Jasper Denison's Christmas, Seth Newcome's Wife & The False and the True by Annie S. SWAN, Norah Colson's Suitors & Jack Hatchway's Star by Sydney WATSON, A Bone of Contention by Maggie SWAN, A Daughter to Sell by Laurie LANSFELDT, Mercy Luck's Enemy by G. B. STUART, Meta Norman's Sacrifice by Elton HARRIS, A Perfect Knight by Ina Leon CASSILIS. Each story is separately paginated.