CATALOGUE 94, Section Six: SAVAGE - STREETS
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182 SÉLINCOURT, Hugh de: Nine Tales (1917)
First Edition: Nisbet & Co., 1917. With an Introduction by Harold Child. Original turquoise cloth, framed and lettered in black. Light scuffing, light foxing, otherwise very good.
Sélincourt is best remembered for The Cricket Match (1924), but wrote various novels and story collections from the Edwardian era until just after the Second World War.
186 SIMS, George R[obert]: The Ring o' Bells Etc (1886)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1886. Original wavy-grained red cloth, lettered blind on front board, in gilt on spine. Gilt lettering oxidised, otherwise very good.
Probably a later issue as the binding appears to be post-1900 in style. A collection of eighteen short stories.
188 SINCLAIR, May: History of Anthony Waring (1924)
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 (1929) written in on title page, faint stain on top edge, otherwise good.
Todd . First/only issue; series half title bound in. Like Violet Hunt (see item 96). Sinclair began writing towards the end of the Victorian era, and is best remembered for her collections of supernatural stories. Her novels show her interest in Freudian psychoanalysis.
189 SMART, Hawley: The Outsider (1886)
"In One Volume": F. V. White & Co., nd (c1890). Original green cloth, lettered and decorated (with racing horses) in black and gilt; green-and-white decorated endpapers. A little foxing/browning on prelims, otherwise very good.
190 SPILLING, James: The Wreath and the Ring (1886)
First Edition: James Speirs, 1886. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Spine sunned, otherwise good.
A discussion novel which sets the ideas of Swedenborg against spiritualism (and spiritualists). Spilling was himself a disciple of Swedenborg and a member of the New Church in Norwich. He wrote other non-fiction works on religion, as well as comic stories of Norfolk life.
191 STACPOOLE, Henry de Vere: The Bourgeois (1901)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. Early C20th green leather over light green boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and brown leather title label on spine; green marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, faintly marked on spine, light foxing, otherwise very good.
An early title -- Stacpoole's sixth novel -- set largely in Paris.
192 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.
193 STEPHEN, Sarah: Passages from the Life of a Daughter at Home (1845)
Third Edition: Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, 1847. Original blindstamped olive green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. Cloth slightly sunned and speckled on boards, inscription (1847) on front pastedown, good.
196 THE STRAND MAGAZINE
Volume XLV, January - June 1913
The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan DOYLE. First 4 (of 5) episodes in serialisation.
Smith and the Pharoahs by H. Rider HAGGARD. Concluding 2 episodes of serialisation.
Wet Magic by E. NESBIT. 6 episodes in ongoing serialisation.
Short stories include: The Affair of the Montagu Diamonds & For the Cause by Richard MARSH, The Disappearing Trick by W. Pett RIDGE, Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, A Job of Work & Something to Worry About by P. G. WODEHOUSE, The East A-Callin' by Arthur MORRISON, The Longest Day of Her Life by W. B. MAXWELL, The Lord of the Fo'c'sle by Morley ROBERTS.
Original blue cloth on bevelled boards with London street scene in black, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good.