CATALOGUE 95, Section Six: PALLANDER - SUNDOWNER
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158 PALLANDER, Edwin [ie Lancelot BAYLY]: Across the Zodiac. A Tale of Adventure (1896)
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159 PAUL, Margaret Agnes: Dorothy (1856)
First Edition: John W. Parker, 1856. Original maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; red-brown endpapers. Spine sunned, corners rubbed, signature (1856) on front free endpaper, otherwise good. £45.00
The first of Paul's romantic novels.

 

160 PEARD, Frances Mary: The Ring from Jaipur (1904)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1905. Early C20th grey-green beaded cloth over blue marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine; later pink glazed endpapers; silk bookmark. Lightly scuffed, light foxing, very good. £25.00
Todd [3793]. First/only issue; series half-title bound in. A novel set in India which opens with the breakdown of a colonial marriage.

 

161 PEARSON'S MAGAZINE
Volume XV (15), 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.
Beaded blue binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Clean, bright, very good. £35.00
White's short stories imagine a series of future disasters, of various kinds, and their potential effects: The Four White Days sees London paralysed by snow and ice; The Four Days' Night imagines London under an overpowering smog; The Dust of Death brings a plague of diphtheria; A Bubble Burst foresees a catastrophic scare on the Stock Market, and The Invisible Force predicts the results of a huge explosion on the London Underground.

 

162 PEARSON'S MAGAZINE
Volume XXVII, January - June 1909
Contains: John's Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin FREEMAN, Nos II - VI in series.
Short stories include:
The Helping Hand by Robert BARR, Gaffer by Eden PHILLPOTTS, Against the Clock & Reginald's Record Knock by P. G. WODEHOUSE, The Duel by Max PEMBERTON.
Six issues bound together (without original wrappers) in red binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly marked on board edges, corners nicked, good. £40.00

 

* PEMBERTON, Max: see items 146, 211, 212

 

163 PHILIPS, F[rancis] C[harles]: A Question of Colour and Other Stories (1895)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1895. Early C20th red cloth with green leather title label on spine. Armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, very good. £25.00
Todd [3056]. First/only issue. Series half-title bound in. A Question of Colour is a novel dealing with the contentious issues of love and race. The short novel was published independently by Constable in 1895. Tauchnitz added 9 short stories by Philips to the volume.

 

164 PHILIPS, F[rancis] C[harles]: The Matrimonial Country and Other Stories (1910)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1910. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, with tiny nicks to cloth at foot of spine, otherwise good. £30.00

 

165 PHILLPOTTS, Adelaide Eden: Tomek the Sculptor (1927)
First Edition: Thornton Butterworth, 1927. Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in black on spine. Lightly scuffed, a few marks on boards, light foxing, signature (1927) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. £35.00
Adelaide was the daughter of Eden Phillpotts. She spent much of her life in an incestuous relationship with her own father.

 

166 PHILLPOTTS, Eden: The Human Boy (1899)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1899. Original red buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine just faintly sunned, small nameplate on front pastedown, a few foxing spots, otherwise very good. £25.00
Publisher's catalogue for September 1899 bound in at end.

 

167 PICKTHALL, Marmaduke: Enid (1904)
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168 RASPE, Rudolph Eric: The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen, in Russia, the Caspian Sea, and Through the Centre of Mount Ætna, Into the South Sea Etc Etc. Humbly Dedicated to Mr Bruce the Abyssinian Traveller &c. (1785 & 1792)
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169 REID, Captain Mayne: The Cliff Climbers (1864)
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170 REID, Captain Mayne: The Ocean Waifs (1871)
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Reprint]: George Routledge & Sons, nd (c1880). Original red cloth, blocked in blind on rear board and in black on front, lettered and ruled in gilt on spine; patterned endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, a few light specks on cloth, very good. £25.00

 

171 REYNOLDS, George W[illiam] M[cArthur]: Pickwick Abroad; or, The Tour in France (1839)
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172 RITA [ie Eliza HUMPHREYS]: The Masqueraders (1904)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1904. Original maroon buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, W. H. Smith label on front pastedown, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), endpapers browned, good. £30.00

 

Three-decker

173 ROBINSON, Emma: Whitefriars; or, The Days of Charles the Second. An Historical Romance (1844)
Third Edition in Three Volumes: Henry Colburn, 1850. Three volumes uniformly bound in tan leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title labels on spines, brown endpapers. Small chips on title labels; corners rubbed, a little edgewear, undated signatures on front pastedowns, light browning and foxing in text. A tight set, good/very good. £75.00
Sadleir [2079], also the third edition, but dated 1844. Half-titles not called for.

 

174 RUSSELL, W[illiam] Clark: The Tragedy of Ida Noble (1893)
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175 RUSSELL, W[illiam] Clark: Romance of a Midshipman (1898)
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176 SCOTT, Michael: Tom Cringle's Log (1833)
"Only Complete Edition, Copyright", Standard Novels: William Blackwood, nd (c1881). Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers with publisher's booklists. Minimal scuffing, otherwise very good. £25.00 The sensational adventures of a midshipman in the West Indies -- an area Scott knew well, as he lived and worked there for the greater part of his life.

 

177 SCOTT, Sir Walter]: The Waverley Dramas; A Series of the Original Plays Founded on the Novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Carefully Revised with Introduction, Original Casts of Characters &c (1872)
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178 SERGEANT, Adeline: Told in the Twilight (1897)
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179 SKENE, Felicia Mary Frances: The Inheritance of Evil; or, The Consequence of Marrying A Deceased Wife's Sister (1849)
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Three-decker

180 SMITH, Horace: Brambletye House; or, Cavaliers and Roundheads (1826)
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* SPEIGHT, T. W: see item 11

 

181 SPENDER, Mrs John Kent [ie Lilian SPENDER]: A Waking (1892)
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182 ST AUBYN, Alan [ie Frances L. MARSHALL]: A Fellow of Trinity (1890)
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183 STACPOOLE, H[enry] de Vere: A Man of the Islands (1920)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd 1920. Original blue cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in black on spine. Spine a little dulled and darkened, spine ends scuffed, endpapers (and final page of text) tanned, foxing spots, good. £30.00
A collection of stories, the first few of which are interlinked by the character of Captain Tom Bowlby. Publisher's catalogue for Autumn 1920 bound in at end, which includes this in its list of New Novels.

 

184 STANDARD STORIES
Volume I, July - December 1925
Contains short stories by: Sapper, A. E. W. Mason, Leonard Merrick, Mrs Belloc Lowndes, Anthony Hope, H. De Vere Stacpoole, Rafael Sabatini, R. L. Stevenson, Robet Hichens, Sax Rohmer, Charles Dickens, Marjorie Bowen, Besant & Rice, Edgar Allen Poe, Baroness Orczy, Julian Hawthorne, Hugh Walpole, Barry Pain, Eden Phillpotts, Jack London, Ernest Bramah, David Christie Murray, Oliver Goldsmith, John Buchan etc
Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in orange and white. Lightly scuffed on extremities, paper tanned on edges throughout, good. £25.00
A curious journal which combines some new stories with many others ransacked from the previous two centuries. A running feature is "My Best Story", which led to the journals evolution into My Best Story Magazine a couple of years later.

 

185 STEUART, John A[lexander]: Quicksands (1907)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Original pale brown cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Extremities lightly scuffed, a little faint foxing, very good. £30.00
The story of Leslie Herrick, his alcoholic wife Gracie -- and her disgrace and mysterious disappearance.

 

186 STEVENS, Nina: The Perils of Sympathy (1902)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1902. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. A few specks and spots on boards, spine lightly sunned with a little rubbing to gilt, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints remain tight), name (undated) on front free endpaper, good.
£30.00
A novel of life in India. Scarce.

 

* STEVENSON, Robert Louis: see item 13

 

187 THE STRAND MAGAZINE
Volumes IX - XI, January 1895 - June 1896
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188 THE STRAND MAGAZINE
Volumes XI - XVI, January 1896 - December 1898
Contains: Rodney Stone by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation.
An African Millionaire by Grant ALLEN. Complete serialisation.
Adventures of a Man of Science by L. T. MEADE & Clifford HALIFAX. Complete serialisation.
The Tragedy of the Korosko by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation.
Brotherhood of the Seven Kings by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE. Complete serialisation.
Miss Cayley's Adventures by Grant ALLEN. Episodes I - X.
Round the Fire by A. Conan DOYLE. Episodes I - VII
Short stories include:
Good Lady Ducayne by M. E. BRADDON, Ulrich the Guide by Guy de MAUPASSANT, The White Kid Glove by J. S. FLETCHER, The Lightning Fiend by Robert BARR, The Secret Panel by M. P. SHIEL, The Throne of a Thousand Terrors by William LE QUEUX, At the Pistol's Point by E. W. HORNUNG, For the Good of the County by Mary Angela DICKENS, Silenced by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE, The Thames Valley Catastrophe by Grant ALLEN, A Despot on Tour by George GISSING, The Treasure of Nephron by Eden PHILLPOTTS. Six volumes in original blue cloth on bevelled boards, with street scene in black on front boards, lettered in black and gilt on spines; various patterned and plain endpapers. Extremities scuffed, some rubbing and nicking on some spine tips, light cracking to some inner joint papers (all joints tight), light foxing, a good run. £125.00

 

189 THE STRAND MAGAZINE
Volume XVII, July - December 1899
Contains: Stories of the Sanctuary Club by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE. Complete run of six stories.
Hilda Wade by Grant ALLEN. Six episodes of ongoing serialisation.
Individual short stories include:
The Arrival of the Unexpected & The Making of Howard Carruth by Robert BARR, The Croxley Master by A. Conan DOYLE, Kind Little Edmund by
E. NESBIT,
The Purple Terror by Fred M. WHITE, The Revenge of the Adolphus by Stephen CRANE, A Tyranny Crushed by George Manville FENN.
Late C19th dark green leather over green cloth-covered boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spine; blue marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. A few small scrapes, a little foxing, otherwise very good. £25.00

 

190 THE STRAND NOVELETTES
Volume I, [1894]
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Yellowback

191 STRETTON, Julia Cecilia: The Queen of the County (1865)
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192 "SUNDOWNER" [ie Henry TICHBORNE]: Told by the Taffrail (1901)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1901. Original sage green cloth, illustrated and lettered in pale blue on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, rear board speckled and lightly sunned on edge, undated signature on front free endpaper, foxing (heavy on early/late pages), otherwise good. £30.00
A collection of 51 short stories "thrown together during the course of an easy run through the Austral Colonies, Eastern and Pacific seas, and South and Central America.". Tichborne was the author of several books set in the southern Pacific, including Noqu Talanoa (1896), Snakes (1896), & Rambles in Polynesia (1897). Publisher's catalogue for March 1901 bound in at end.